Community news briefs — May 1, 2019

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Get tickets for hospital guild’s annual fashion show, auction

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s annual fashion show/silent auction and luncheon is set for noon Thursday, May 23, at Club Seven inside 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 US Highway 101. Doors open at 11 a.m.

Tickets are now on sale at the guild’s thrift shop at 204 W. Bell St. between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The $25 ticket includes the show, auction and lunch, plus unique door prizes. Fashions are modeled by shop volunteers from the inventory of the thrift shop.

Pizza for school

The Greywolf Elementary Takeover is set for 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Westside Pizza, 540 W. Washington St. Dine-in, get delivery or take out, with 20 percent of proceeds going to the Greywolf Parent-Teacher Association for school projects. See

Plant sale, car show set for Saturday

A plant sale, accompanied by a car show, is scheduled for 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. Plants available will include vegetable starts, tomatoes, herbs, annual and perennial flowers, sedums, house plants, African violets and shrubs. The Sequim Valley Car Club will have a display of antique and vintage vehicles in the church parking lot.

OPAA hosts fundraiser

The Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s 50th anniversary Members Show and Silent Auction fundraiser is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 3, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4,at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

Original art by members of the organization will be for sale. The silent auction supports the scholarship fund and donations to art related programs in Clallam County.

Silent auction items include those from local restaurants and businesses, a condominium at Ocean Shores, a cabin at Kalaloch Lodge, The Inn at Port Ludlow, round trip for two to Victoria on the MV Coho and numerous donations from Victoria, B.C., and more.

Find more information about Olympic Peninsula Art Association on the organization’s facebook page.

Master Gardeners’ plant sale set for Saturday

The Clallam County Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale is set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road. Attendees are encouraged to come early for best selections of varieties of native trees and shrubs, sedums, ornamentals, grasses, ground covers, perennials, vegetable starts and herbs. Plants for sale have been nurtured by Master Gardeners and raised for specific local climates.

Best selections are from 9 a.m.-noon while everything from 12:30-2 p.m. are half-price, event organizers say.

All proceeds are used to further education and demonstration garden programs in Clallam County.

Garden club hosts special speaker

The Sequim Prairie Garden Club welcomes visitors to the group’s monthly meeting from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, May 6, at Pioneer Memorial Park Clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St. Special guest speaker Gail Cortese will share her family’s history of how they not only recreated their beautiful Pennsylvania farm’s flower gardens to a property purchased in Sequim, but also built an exact duplicate of their Pennsylvania home. “Starting Over: How Brierwood Farm Became Brierwood Cottage” is a story of how the family reached its goal through hard work and commitment.

Auditions set in PA for Monday Musical scholarships

The Monday Musicale group hosts its scholarship auditions at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles, 139 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles. The community is welcome to attend.

Van De Wege to lead Roosevelt Elementary

Sequim resident Jennifer Van De Wege, currently assistant principal of Roosevelt Elementary in Port Angeles, was named principal of Roosevelt Elementary for the upcoming school year, school district officials announced last week.

Van De Wege, formerly a Sequim High School teacher, served at Roosevelt as assistant principal since July 2016.

“Jen has had three years’ experience at Roosevelt under the excellent mentorship of Michelle Olsen,” said Marty Brewer, Port Angeles School District’s superintendent. “She has amply demonstrated the skills and ability to lead a building, which makes her the district’s natural choice as the next leader of Roosevelt Elementary.”

Olsen was selected to take on the principalship at Dry Creek Elementary, also in Port Angeles; Dry Creek Elementary principal Brittane Hendricks announced her intent to leave the district following the 2018-2019 school year.

The changes take effect on July 1.

Guild shop is open Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift shop, 204 W. Bell St., is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Featured items include authentic crank telephone, an antique rocker, two unique leather bar stools, a Victorian floor lamp and lots of games and puzzles. Also in stock are spring clothes for everyone, kitchenware, glassware and a multitude of small tables. All white-tag items will be half-price. Also, tickets will be available for the guild’s annual May Fashion show/luncheon and silent auction. Call 360-683-7044 for more information.

PNNL speaker set for yacht club speaker series

The Sequim Bay Yacht Club presents Dr. Genevra Harker-Klimeš, the fourth of the club’s 2019 speaker series, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road.

Harker-Klimeš is the Coastal Sciences Division director at Marine Sciences Laboratory-Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Sequim. She will give an overview of the type of work conducted by the Coastal Sciences Division, focusing on specific projects conducted at the Marine Sciences Laboratory. In particular, she’ll discuss recent work looking at environmental monitoring around marine energy devices and the different techniques employed.

This event is free and the general public is invited. For more information, contact Andrea Williams at or 530-945-9234.

Summer camp set at Audubon Center

The Dungeness River Audubon Center has a number of camps this summer for area youths starting in June and held at the center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road. They include

• Summer Nature Camp, June 24-28, $200

• Bike Camp (half days), June 24-28, $120

• Girls in Science Camp, Aug. 5-9, $200

• Summer Nature Camp (second session), Aug. 26-30, $200

To register for the Summer Camp and for more information, call 360-681-4076 or see

Newcomers to meet

Community members are invited to the Olympic Newcomers’ Club May brunch, set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Dr., Port Angeles.

The guest speaker is Deon Kapetan, Sequim Irrigation organizer/volunteer, who will present the history of the festival, the many events during the two weekends and the role of the royal court.

Socializing starts at 10 a.m. Brunch is $21 each; RSVP by Friday, May 3, at, by email to, or call 630-992-5613.

Orca forum set for May 10

Several regional speakers are scheduled to present at the Orca Forum, set for 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Elwha Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., Port Angeles. Presenters include: Dr. Rich Osborn f the Whale Museum/Soundwatch and Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Partnership board; Dr. Todd Hass, chair of Puget Sound Partnership; Dr. Scott Veirs, chair of the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program-Marine Mammal Work Group, and Donna Sandstrom, founder/executive director of The Whale Trail. The event facilitator is Anne Murphy of the Northwest Straits Foundation.

Singles event set

The Sequim Senior Singles group hosts a luncheon for singles 50 and older starting at noon Saturday, May 11, at the Parkwood clubhouse, 261520 US Highway 101. Lunch begins at 1 p.m. with baked cod, saffron rice, coleslaw, roll and butter, cake for dessert, plus coffee, tea or water. Cost is $15. RSVP by May 5 at 360-457-6946.

Codependents Anonymous offered in Sequim

The Sequim chapter of Codependents Anonymous meets every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Olympic View Church, 503 N. Brown Road. Meetings are open to anyone interested in recovery from codependency. Organizers say the meetings are safe, welcoming and nonjudgmental and no preparation is needed. Coming just to listen is welcome. Participants are asked to arrive before 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:15 p.m. For more information, email to

Church hosting session of Financial Peace University

Created by financial expert Dave Ramsey, Ramsey Solutions’ Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson digital course that provides families and individuals with “practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success.” A Financial Peace University will be held in Sequim at Calvary Chapel, 91 Boyce Road. Classes begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23. See for more information or to register.

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