Community News Briefs — June 21, 2017

Sequim schools host final strategic plan meeting

The Sequim School District is hosting the last in a seven-part meeting working toward a six-year Strategic Plan this week. The meeting is set for 8:15-11:45 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. Call 582-3260 for more information.

Sequim Valley Lions to host crab feed on Saturday

The Sequim Valley Lions Club will host its annual crab feed at Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim, from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Whole or half locally purchased Dungeness crab, along with corn, coleslaw, a dinner roll and soda or bottled water will be served. Westside Pizza will sell slices for $2 each. A large silent auction is planned and the Old Sidekicks will play.

Sequim Bay closed to clam harvesting

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services announces the following beaches will be closed to recreational shellfish harvesting: Sequim Bay, closed to butter and varnish clams. For additional information call Jessica Pankey with the Clallam County Environmental Health Food Safety Program at 417-2418.

Area nonprofits planning ‘A Just Cause’ garage sale

The Fifth Avenue, 500 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim, hosts a charity affair called “A Just Cause” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Shop at 20 local nonprofit booths and a garage sale featuring new women’s clothing and accessories, sponsored by PEO FY Chapter. The Boys &Girls Club is offering car washes and SACKS at the Fifth Avenue will donate 10 percent of its lunch proceeds to participating nonprofits.

Schools to host Greywolf CLT building ceremony

The ribbon cutting ceremony is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, for the opening of two modular buildings at Greywolf Elementary School, structures using cross laminated timber that will house four new classrooms for kindergarten-third-grade students at the start of the 2017-2018 school year. The modular buildings are part of a pilot project overseen by the Department of Enterprise Services to address classroom sizes and pioneer the use of CLT in Washington. Call 582-3264 for more information.

County commission to talk

The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The agenda includes a Final Cumulative Impacts Analysis and No Net Loss Report of the Clallam County Shoreline Master Program Update. For more information, call 417-2277.

Get set to surf

The Surfrider Foundation sponsors International Surfing Day, an all ages event, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Harbinger Winery, 2358 Highway 101 West, Port Angeles. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 with ASB card and free for 12 and under.

Ticket purchase includes a raffle entry and a complimentary glass of beer, wine or soft drink, with food by H20 Waterfront Bistro. Joy in Mudville will play roots rock and Americana tunes. Raffle prizes include a Lib Tech Water Board and Gnu Snowboard.

Free dinner scheduled at Trinity United church

A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. The meal includes barbecue baked chicken, baked beans, vegetables, coleslaw, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the church at 683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner, or by email to

The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.

Sequim Library offers baby playdates, reading program

The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., welcomes families with young babies and waddlers to meet and greet at Baby Playdates from 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays, June 21-Aug. 16. Meet at the library for a bit of family fun at this parent-led, casual program. Shakers, balls and parachute provided.

The library’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Build a Better World.” This summertime celebration, which encourages children to keep reading during the summer break from school, features a reading challenge and a multitude of events for all ages. The Summer Reading Program runs through Saturday, Aug. 19.

For more information about the Summer Reading Program and other events for young people, visit, call 683-1161 or email

Church garage sale planned

“Spring into Summer” is the theme of St. Matthew Lutheran Church’s “basement sale” from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Household goods, Christmas decorations, fishing poles and gardening tools are among the items. The church is at 132 E. 13th St., Port Angeles.

Talk slated about historical Native American contributions

At 6 p.m. Monday, June 26, at the Lower Elwha Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., Port Angeles, there will be a talk on major contributions made by Native Americans throughout history.

For more information, call 477-4812.

Create a field guide for Railroad Bridge Park

Mark your calendars for a new and exciting class coming to the Dungeness River Audubon Center this summer. Learn to identity different species through lectures and field experience. Make observations, take notes and learn to draw local flora and fauna with the end goal of creating a unique and informative field guide to Railroad Bridge Park.

There will be five classes each covering a different topic. This class will be co-taught by Jenna Ziogas and Robert Amaral.

All classes are from 1-4 p.m. Classes include: June 22 — Deciduous/Broadleaf Plants; July 27 — Evergreens; Aug. 31 — Insects; Sept. 21 — Fish, and Oct. 19 — Fungus.

For more information, contact 681-4076 or

Strait Turners to meet

The next meeting of the Strait Turners woodturners group will be from 9:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, June 27, at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner. Brad Stave will be demonstrating “hollow vessel turning.” The club welcomes turners of all levels. Visit or contact Ernie at 683-2560 for more information.

Learn how to improve back, neck at Healthy U! event

The Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim, will host retired physical therapist and community educator Barb Paschal at 1 p.m. Friday, June 23, for the fourth session of Healthy U! with a presentation on having a healthier neck and back.

Topics and education on “Core Alignment,” how to properly stretch and strengthen, and being aware of your body’s position will be covered. This event is open to the public and all ages, and is free for Shipley Center members (requested donation of $2 from non-members). Registration, by June 22, is requested by calling Shipley Center at 683-6806.

Photo workshop on using flash planned in Sequim

Olympic Peaks Camera Club will have a flash photography workshop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane, Sequim. The workshop costs $50 and is open to club members and the public. Award-winning and studio photographer John Cornicello is the instructor.

For more information, call Rebecca Hanson at 808-3975.

Senior Nutrition menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., on Tuesdays-Fridays. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed.

RSVP to 683-8491.

Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, June 22: Green salad, spaghetti w/meat sauce, cauliflower, garlic bread, fresh melon

Friday, June 23: Green salad, hot turkey sandwich, whipped potatoes, peas, fruit cup

Tuesday, June 27: Green salad, cheese ravioli w/meat sauce, spinach, garlic bread, fruited gelatin

Wednesday, June 28: Waldorf salad, chicken cordon blue casserole, rice pilaf, lima beans, peach crisp.

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