Community news briefs — June 9, 2021

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:30am
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Friends’ books sale slated for Saturday

The Friends of Sequim Library June Book Sale is set for 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Rock Plaza, next to the Old Olympic Highway/Sequim-Dungeness Way roundabout.

Features this month include board games, art/art instruction, a limited edition copy of “Olympics: a Wilderness Trilogy” by Ross Hamilton, a large collection of Frank Lloyd Wright and several Easton Press leather covered editions of “Masterpieces of Science Fiction.”

Masks not required for those vaccinated, but limited numbers of people will be admitted at one time. All proceeds support library programs for children and adults.

Jamestown tribe library hosts special Zoom presentation

David Brownell, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal historic preservation officer, will examine the historic factors that led the S’Klallam to seek a new village site, and how they built their own unique community without assistance from the federal government in “nəxʷŋəyaʔáwxʷɬč: The Founding of Jamestown,” a Zoom presentation from 3-4:30 p.m.

nəxʷŋəyaʔáw̕xʷɬč means “silver firs” in the S’Klallam language; this was the name of the location chosen by Chief James Balch and the S’Klallam to establish their new village which they named Jamestown in his honor.

No registration is necessary to view the presentation — hosted by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library — which is available at (meeting ID 893 8435 2957, passcode 088014).

For more information, call 360-681-4632 email to, or go to

Pop-up COVID vaccination clinic set at PC

Peninsula College will offer a vaccine pop-up clinic from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15, in the gymnasium on the Port Angeles campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines will be offered.

Participants will be entered to win a number of state-issued prizes, including a $1 million dollar lottery jackpot.

Caregiver class starts June 15

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a class that helps those who care for a loved one also take care of themselves, will start June 15 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The class meets 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on six Tuesdays, ending July 20. The only cost is $30 for the textbook.

Topics include how the caregiver can reduce personal stress, deal with emotions, solve problems, communicate effectively with other family members, make difficult decisions and use community services. The class does not focus on hands-on care for the care receiver.

Pre-registration is required and may be done by calling class leaders Barbara Parse at 360-683-2113 or Judy Croonquist at 360-582-1370.

State Parks offers gift cards

Washington State Parks announces it is now selling gift cards that can be used to reserve campsites, cabins and vacation homes and purchase Parks merchandise and more. Gift cards will be available in plastic or electronic form. Electronic gift cards can be purchased online at

Plastic cards can be purchased in person at State Parks’ Headquarters building in Tumwater, and later this year, people will be able to buy plastic gift cards at Washington state parks.

DAR group encourages observance of Flag Day on June 14

A flag ceremony will be performed at 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at the American Legion Jack Grennan Post 62, 107 E. Prairie St. The community ceremony will retire flags via flames, which program organizers note is “the proper, dignified way of destroying the United States of America Flag that no longer is fit to service the nation.”

The American Legion Riders-Post 29 will provide a flag line.

This outdoor ceremony is open to the public; everyone is invited to honor the U.S. flag.

National Flag Day is a celebration of the American flag that occurs each year on the anniversary of the flag’s official adoption, June 14. The event commemorates the day the American flag was adopted by the Second Continental Congress 244 years ago. President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed the day in 1916; it was established as National Flag Day on Aug. 3, 1949, by an act of Congress.

County sets changes to shellfish harvesting

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services-Environmental Health Division, announces a downgrade to recreational shellfish harvesting from Dungeness Bay to East Jefferson County line because of the presence of biotoxins, and an upgrade of shellfishing in Discovery Bay to allow for harvesting of butter and varnish clams.

The Strait of Juan de Fuca from Dungeness Spit east to the Jefferson County line is closed to butter and varnish clams only, as are Sequim Bay and Dungeness Bay.

Strait of Juan de Fuca from Low Point/Lyre River east to Dungeness Spit is open to all species, while ocean beaches are closed to all species (seasonal).

All species means clams (including geoduck), oysters, mussels and other invertebrates such as the moon snail. All areas are closed for the sport harvest of scallops. These closures do not apply to shrimp.

For more information about this closure, call the Shellfish Safety Hotline at 800-562-5632 or visit the Department of Health’s Shellfish Safety website at fishsafety.

Studium Generale event to consider hair politics exhibit

Meredith Lancaster curated an art exhibition “Don’t Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community” in 2018. The show explored how beauty is defined and represented within and outside one’s community. At Peninsula College’s June 10 Studium Generale event, she will reflect on the exhibit and engage in a question-and-answer session/conversation with guests.

Lancaster, a University of Oregon graduate and guest curator, developed the exhibition to investigate the politics of hair, racialized beauty standards, hair rituals, and the differences in expectations between men and women with regard to hair.

Join the presentation, set for 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, using the following Zoom link: pen (meeting ID 896 1607 5652).

This Studium Generale is co-sponsored by ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, PC Longhouse.

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