Community news briefs — March 27, 2024

Carlsborg sees power outage

Staff with Clallam PUD report more than 600 customers lost electricity from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 in the Carlsborg area due to an underground cable fault.

Spokesperson Nicole Hartman said “crews were able to reduce that number to around 100 (households) for the bulk of the outage by restoring all customers on the north side of the highway.”

“Then, in order to finalize repairs they had to take additional outages for the last hour,” she said.

The outage affected the PUD’s main office, too, causing its phone systems to go down temporarily, according to its website.

To report an outage call 360-452-9771 or 800-542-7859.

Easter egg hunt on tap at Elks lodge

The Sequim Elks Lodge hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, at 143 Port Williams Road.

All children 11 years and younger are welcome to hunt for eggs. The event will have four age groups: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-11.

Because of nearby road construction, attendees need to use Brown Road to access Port Williams Road.

‘Hop Around’ event at Sherwood

Sherwood Assisted living is hosting “Hop Around Sherwood,” a free event from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at 500 W. Hendrickson Road.

Instead of a traditional Easter egg hunt, the children will go through the halls of Sherwood and get candy treats from each resident. They will also be given free bunny ears, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, have a chance to win prizes, enjoy refreshments and more.

All of the children will receive plenty of candy and treats without the chaos of an Easter-egg hunt, organizers said.

“The annual tradition of trick-or-treating is always a highlight of our resident’s year,” Sherwood director Andi Magill said. “We definitely wanted to do another spring event around Easter and find something to connect our residents to their community. Hop Around Sherwood combines the fun elements of Easter and Halloween in a way that the kids and our residents can really interact which will have a positive impact for all generations.”

For more information, call 360-683-3348.

City office plans temporary closure

The City of Sequim’s Finance Office will be closed and unavailable for appointments and walk-ins from Monday, April 1 through Thursday, April 4, for new software testing.

For more information, call the Finance Office at 360-683-4139.

Diabetes group to meet at Shipley

The April meeting of the Sequim Diabetes Support group will meet from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

The guest speaker will be Barb Paschal, a retired physical therapist. Her topic is ‘Three Keys to Improve your Balance at Any Age.”

This event is open to the public and any monetary donations are given to the Shipley Center for the use of the space.

‘Weird Objects’ Zoom scheduled

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) presents Humanities Washington speaker and author Harriet Baskas for her talk, “Weird, Wonderful, and Worrisome Objects in Washington State’s Museums.” The free presentation will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, on Zoom. Registration is required at, or by contacting your NOLS branch.

Event organizers say most museums display no more than 10% of their holdings, often citing “not enough space” as the reason — but that there are also a wide range of cultural, philosophical, political, environmental, historic and even superstitious reasons why museums keep some objects from public view. In this Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau talk, Baskas explores a wide range of hidden objects found in the back rooms of museums in our state and around the country. Examples include a Spokane institution that holds Bing Crosby’s toupées and a museum in Lynden that’s home to a 150-year-old pickle.

Baskas is the author of nine books, including “111 Places in Seattle That You Must Not Miss,” and “Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You,” available for checkout from NOLS. She writes about airports, museums, travel, and a variety of other topics for outlets such as NBC News, The Points Guy, and her own site,

She produced a radio series on hidden museum artifacts that aired on National Public Radio. Baskas has a master’s in communications from the University of Washington and lives in Seattle.

Humanities Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to opening minds and bridging divides by creating spaces to explore different perspectives.

For more about Humanities Washington, visit For more information about this and other library programs, visit, call 360-417-8500 or email to

‘Pawsome Night’ on tap for PFOA fundraiser

Join Peninsula Friends Of Animals (PFOA) for “A Truly Pawsome Night,” a benefit dinner for the PFOA rescues, from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Fox Bell farm, 137 W. Barr Road, Port Angeles.

The event features entertainment from Amanda Bacon and Todd Ortloff, a dinner catered by Sunshine Café and a silent and live auction.

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at Full Moon Candle Company, 601 W. Washington St., and Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., Port Angeles, as well as at PFOA.

For more information, call 360-452-0414, x3, email to or visit

United Way to host annual prom event

United Way of Clallam County invited community members to its annual LIVE UNITED Prom, set for 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Club 7 at 7 Cedars Resort, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, Blyn.

The event combines fun elements of a traditional prom (corsages, photos, live DJ) with the benefits of adulthood (full bar with signature drinks and catered dinner), to go along with an awards presentation.

Tickets are $85 for single, $160 for couples and $600 for a table. Get tickets at

There are sponsorships available as well, organizers note.

For more information, click on the above link or contact development director Jaycie Wakefield at or 360-457-3011.

Pioneer dinner slated for May 10

The annual Sequim Pioneer Dinner is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The dinner is held each year for families who came to Sequim prior to 1950.

Tickets are $20 each and are being sold at Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, starting April 3 and through the end of the month. For more information, contact Hazel Ault at 360-808-8641 or

Conservation Breakfast table set

The North Olympic Land Trust’s 2024 Conservation Breakfast is scheduled for 10-11:30 a.m.on Saturday, April 6, at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The event will celebrate the 2023 publication of “Salmon Cedar Rock & Rain,” a book described as “a tapestry of local voices woven together including indigenous voices from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Makah Tribe, and Quinault Indian Nation.”

Featured speakers include authors Tim McNulty and David Guterson, Seattle Times reporter Linda V. Mapes and Loni Grinnell-Greninger, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Council Vice Chair.

Refreshments such as hot drinks and baked goods are included at no cost with an RSVP, though donations are appreciated. Organizers recommend attendees bring a reusable mug or thermos to cut down on waste. RSVP by March 29 at