Community news briefs — March 29, 2023

Rantz event a fundraiser for Sequim Museum

Sequim Museum & Arts hosts “The Boys in the Boat: A Daughter Remembers,” featuring Judy Rantz Willman, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door or online at

The event is a fundraiser for Sequim Museum & Arts.

Willman is the daughter of Joe Rantz, the former Sequim resident and 1936 Olympic Games gold medal winner. Rantz’s life is a central storyline to Daniel James Brown’s best-selling book, “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.”

Discovery Bay closes to shellfish harvesting

Discovery Bay is closed to all species for recreational shellfish harvesting, Clallam County health officials said on March 22.

Sequim Bay is closed to butter and varnish clams only, while the Strait of Juan de Fuca — from Cape Flattery to the Jefferson County line, including Dungeness Bay — is open. Pacific Ocean beaches are closed to all species.

Closed to all species means clams (including geoduck), oysters, mussels and other invertebrates such as the moon snail, according to the Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services’ Environmental Health Division. All areas are closed for the sport harvest of scallops. These closures do not apply to shrimp.

For more information, call the Marine Biotoxin Hotline at 800-562-5632, or visit the Department of Health’s Marine Biotoxin website at

PUD sets special meetings for commissioner interviews

The Clallam County Public Utility District No. 1 will host a series of four special meetings to discuss conducting commissioner candidate interviews.

Special meeting times and dates are: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, and, if necessary, 9 a.m.-noon on Monday, April 10.

An executive session (no interviews) is set for 1-4 p.m. Monday, April 3.

To attend the meetings by Zoom, visit (meeting ID 847 2162 4204, passcode 718170). Get Zomm access as well at

Rick Paschall resigned his PUD commissioner position in late February, creating a vacancy in the three-member board that must be filled in the next 90 days.

Meditation open house set in April

Stillpoint Meditation Circle will host an open house from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, at 925 N. Sequim Ave. Men and women are welcome. Call 360-477-3140 for more information.

Easter egg hunt set at Elks lodge

The Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, hosts the Elk’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. All children of ages 11 and younger are welcome. Elks club members will be on hand to talk to attendees about how to serve the community by becoming an Elk.