Community news briefs — March 28, 2018

Easter egg hunt on tap

The Sequim Elks Lodge’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at 143 Port Williams Road. The event is open to the public, designed for youths of ages 0-11. The Easter Bunny will be stopping by to greet attendees.

Open house set at research center

The Genealogical Society of Clallam County hosts an Open House from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Genealogy Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Beginning at 1 p.m., a “Brick Wall” session will be held to help anyone who cannot find information about an ancestor.

On Friday, March 30, a class for those beginning their family history will be held at the Center starting at 10:30 a.m.

There is no charge for either event.

For more information, call the Society between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday,at 360-417-5000, or visit

Sequim Pioneer Dinner tickets on sale

Tickets for the May 11 Sequim Pioneer Dinner go on sale April 1. To attend the event you must be an adult descendent of one of the pioneer families that arrived in the Sequim Valley prior to 1962. The $17 tickets may be purchased by contacting Terri Lillquist at 360-681-4075. Tickets must be purchased in advanced, as none will be available at the door.

All are welcome to Newcomers’ Club

Community members are welcome to join the Olympic Newcomers’ Club for the group’s April luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim.

The guest speaker is Beverly Dawson from the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County, who will discuss gardening on the Olympic Peninsula and what activities the Master Gardener Foundation has planned for 2018.

Socializing starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Lunch includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad and dessert for $20 per person; the program-only fee is $5.

RSVP by Friday, March 30, at, by email to or call 630-992-5613.

School options talk set

Olympic Nature Experience hosts “School Options For Your Child,” an open house discussion about traditional and alternatives school programs in the Sequim and Port Angeles areas, set for 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. See

College hosts health, safety fair

Peninsula College Campus Safety hosts a Health and Safety Fair for Peninsula College students and the community from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the Pirate Union Building on the college campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

At the same time a nursing fair will be offered, with nursing students presenting health information and offering blood pressure screenings.

The event aims to make students and community members aware of personal health and safety issues, as well as the community resources available to address them. Additionally, agencies represented at the fair relate to programs offered at Peninsula College including, nursing, medical assisting, criminal justice, homeland security/emergency management and PC’s EMT course.

Participating agencies include: Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Port Angeles Police Department, Community Emergency Response Team, Clallam Mosaic, Clallam County Search and Rescue, Port Angeles Fire Department and Volunteers in Medicine in the Olympics.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email Marty Martinez at

Coffee and conversations

The public is invited to attend the Clallam Parent to Parent support group for families providing care to an individual with special needs.

The group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m.-noon, in the Youth Room at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles. The next meeting will be on April 5.

Come enjoy some downtime, discuss and share information about dealing with difficult situations, advocacy for a loved one, obtaining respite for one’s self and finding support for emotional and self-care issues.

No reservations are needed. For more information, contact Shawnda Hicks, Clallam Parent to Parent Coordinator, at 360-406-1215 or For more information about Parent to Parent, visit

Local scouts offer lawn aeration service

As a fundraiser for the troop, BSA Troop 1498 is offering lawn aeration services Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15; cost is $59 for up to one-quarter of an acre. Owners need not be home for the service, but need to have lawns mowed, underground sprinkler heads marked and dog waste picked up. Make checks payable to: Scout Troop 1498. To sign up for the service, call 360-775-8074 or email to

Young ninja training set for spring break

Olympic Nature Experience hosts a Forest Ninja Camp from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road. The camp is open to boys and girls of ages 5-10. Campers will explore the ideas of taking care of the natural world around them using stealth, awareness and camouflage. They will learn to read tracks, listen to bird language and move like a wild animal. The day will involve a mixture of crafts, games, exploring the river and forests, lunch and warm tea and quiet time indoors.

Cost is $40 per participant. Register at

‘Sweet Spring Affair’ set for early April

A craft, bake sale and bazaar featuring more than 30 local vendors, crafters and bakers, “Sweet Spring Affair” comes to Sequim from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6-7, at the Guy Cole Center, 202 N. Blake Ave. There will be a variety of home-baked goods, crafts, jewelry, vintage, hand-made one-of-a-kind items and See’s Candy to enjoy browsing and buying. Proceeds benefit the Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary. Admission is free. Call fundraiser chair Sandy Hutter at 360-565-9110 for more information.

Clallam Bluebills host spring social

The Clallam County Bluebills are hosting the Olympic Peninsula Boeing Bluebills Spring Social to honor group members and serve clientele on Saturday, April 7.

This event will be held at the Sequim Elks Lodge #2642 at 143 Port Williams Road; doors open at noon to welcome guests and socialize. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. A short program will follow to inform members and guests of the 2018 Bluebills accomplishments and goals.

Community residents who participate in Bluebills projects, receive benefits from services they provide, want to learn more about what the group does or it can assist them or their organization, interested in becoming a volunteer, or meet others who participate and benefit from Bluebills programs are encouraged to attend.

RSVP to Charlie Johnson at or no later than Saturday, March 31, to reserve a seat. Spouses are welcome to attend.

Class to help friends, family of those with mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, begins hosting a free, 11-week class from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at Olympic Medical Center’s Wendell Room, 939 Caroline St, in Port Angeles, for family, friends and/or anyone who knows someone diagnosed or undiagnosed with a mental illness. To sign-up, call NAMI at 360-452-5244. For more information on NAMI, visit The class ends June 16.

Learn about ecological practices for boat users

The Sequim Bay Yacht Club hosts a talk about marine ecology from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the large assembly room at John Wayne Marina, 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road. Aaron Barnett, a marine environmentalist, will talk about sound ecological practices for boat users. Barnett is part of state and federal efforts to keep Washington state’s waters safe for people and wildlife. He works with boat owners, marina operators and port managers as part of the Washington Sea Grant and the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. See for more information.

Jewelry sale to benefit OMC auxiliary

An HZ Designer Jewelry Sale, featuring an assortment of original designs with limited production, is set for two dates in mid-April: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Sequim Medical Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave.; and 10 a.m.-34 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.The sale includes pearl necklaces, earrings, chokers, lariats and more; custom orders also accepted. Proceeds benefit the Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary. For more information, call fundraiser chair Sandy Hutter at 360-565-9110.