Community News Briefs — March 29, 2017

Canvassing board to meet

The Canvassing Board of Clallam County will hold an open public meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the elections center at the Clallam County Auditor’s Office, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 1, Port Angeles.

The meeting is being held to review and discuss a report regarding 125 uncounted ballots from the 2016 General Election and to consider a Clallam County Canvassing Board Resolution.

For more information, call the auditor’s office at 417-2222.

Port Angeles pond sets temporary closure

A temporary closure of the fishing pond at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles is scheduled for April 2-7. The annual kids fishing derby is scheduled for April 8.

State officials say closing the pond for the week preceding the derby will allow cleaning and preparation of the area around the pond, while protecting the trout to be planted as they acclimate during the week prior to the derby.

Thrift shop open Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., in Sequim, will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 1. The shop has furniture and accessories, fine china and glassware, designer handbags and jewelry and lots of early spring fashions for the entire family. All white-tagged items will be marked at half-price. Consignors and new volunteers always are needed. Call 683-7044.

Course on Northwest archaeology slated

Archaeologist Gary Wessen will present “Stones and Bones: What They Tell Us — Introduction to Northwest Coast Archaeology” from 6-9 p.m. every Monday from April 3-24 at Red Cedar Hall, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Blyn. The registration fee is $50; meals are included with registration. To register, contact David Brownell, cultural resources specialist, at 681-4638 or or the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library at 681-4632 or library@ Jamestowntribe.org. Class size will be capped at 30 attendees. This event is open to the public.

Pioneer Dinner tickets go on sale April 1

Tickets for the May 12 Sequim Pioneer Dinner go on sale April 1. Attendees must be an adult descendant of one of the pioneer families that arrived in the Sequim Valley prior to 1962. The $17 tickets can be purchased by contacting Terri Lillquist at 681-4075. Tickets need to be purchased in advance; none will be available at the door.

Schools seeking community involvement with plan

The Sequim School District kicks off work toward a six-year Strategic Plan this week. The first of a series of meetings is set for 8:15 a.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. Call 582-3260 for more information.

Easter egg hunt returns to Sequim Elks Lodge

Sequim Elks Lodge No. 2642 hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15. The event is open to youths up to 11 years old. The lodge is at 143 Port Williams Road. For more information, call Karen Lewis at 460-0380 or email 3lewis@q.com.

History Tales event to feature Lonnie Archibald

Author Lonnie Archibald will talk about his new book “Old Trucks and Gear Jammers” at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. The program will be held in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street. History Tales is free and open to the public. For more information, call the office at 452-2662 or email artifact@olypen.com.

Head Start accepting applications for ’17-18

Local Head Start programs are recruiting eligible children up to age 5 and families for the 2017-2018 school year. There is no cost for services for low-income families or children who may be over the income guidelines but have a special need or disability. Programs provide meals, limited transportation, education and social and health services to eligible children. Parent involvement is encouraged. For more information, call 452-4726.

Flowers of the Dungeness

Join leader John Bridge in a search for wildflowers. There will be three classes with options to take them as a series or for a single class. This class will look at flowers from low elevation riparian forests to the alpine area of Deer Park. Participants will walk between 2-4 miles each day. All classes will meet at Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim, at 9 a.m. and strive to return by 3 p.m. Classes are as follows: April 19, Dungeness Forks and Lower Graywolf; May 10, fish hatchery and Klink Bridge; June 7, Deer Park. The cost is $25 per class or $65 for all three.

To sign up or for more information, call 681-4076 or email rceducation@olympus.net.

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, March 30: Cheeseburger w/fixings, french fries, fruit cup, root beer float

Friday, March 31: Green salad, spaghetti w/meat sauce, asparagus tips, garlic bread, melon

Tuesday, April 4: Green salad, beef stew, broccoli/cauliflower, choco chip/apple cake

Wednesday, April 5: Pea salad, chicken/rice bake, glazed carrots, dinner roll, apricots.

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