Community news briefs — June 26, 2024

‘Tea to Die For’ set in Sequim

Death Café “Tea to Die For,” sponsored by Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, is set for 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8, in the KSQM 91.5 FM community room at 609 W. Washington St. Tea, coffee and snacks will be served.

The groups are free and open to all and do not require prior registration.

Conversations are held every second Monday in Sequim and every fourth Wednesday in Port Angeles. They are meant to foster relaxed and informal discussions surrounding death and dying and open to anyone curious about end of life.

For more information, call VHOCC at 360-452-1511 or visit its website at

Hike United kicks off July 1

United Way of Clallam County hosts Hike United, a hike-a-thon from July 1-Aug. 2. This hike-a-thon is a month-long event encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get outdoors, explore nature and connect with friends.

Register online at to get a sticker and hike T-shirt or bandana, then get outside and hike and share experiences with others.

Hikers who participate infuse weekly challenges receive medal, and those going the “extra mile” are eligible for one of the program’s grand prizes.

For more information, visit or contact United Way development director Jaycie Wakefield at or 360-477-3011.

City sets Fourth of July celebration

The City of Sequim hosts its annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4 at the Water Reuse Site in Carrie Blake Community Park, 500 N. Blake Ave.

Live music at the James Center for Performing Arts features the Sequim City Band at 3 p.m., SuperNostalgic Band at 5 p.m.. and Black Diamond Junction at 8 p.m.

A fireworks display begins at 10 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Also from 3-5 p.m. the North Olympic Library System and Sequim Community Maker Space offers free family-friendly activities. Consumer fireworks are banned from being discharged within Sequim city limits.

Guild selling goods for fundraiser

Members of the Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital will be selling homemade baked goods from 8 a.m. until they’re sold out on Saturday, June 29, at the Pumpkin Patch Flea Market, at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Kitchen-Dick Road.

Prices range from $8-$15 for cookies, pies, breads, jams and jellies, and more. The goodies are hand-crafted in the kitchens of the Sequim Guild Sisters.

Funds go to uncompensated care and research at Seattle Children’s Hospital.