Community news briefs — May 17, 2023

Air Affaire grounded for 2023

The popular annual Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire & Sequim Valley Fly-In will not be held this year,event organizers noted on their website on May 1.

Construction projects are planned at Sequim Valley Airport, the host site

“These projects will improve the airport and provide better facilities for the Air Affaire and other events in the future,” organizers wrote at “We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to the 2024 Air Affaire.”

The 2022 event, held in late August, featured antique plane exhibitions, a classic car show, hot air balloon rides, helicopter rides, remote control aircraft displays, aerial demonstrations, aviation crafts, music, food and other activities.

Anglers group sets first garage sale

The North Olympic Peninsula Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers is holding their first Fisherman’s Garage Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

Gently and successfully used fishing gear and other marine equipment will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund the Chapter’s annual Kids Fishing Day, scholarships offered to Sequim and Port Angeles High School students and a student at Peninsula College, and other chapter projects.

Learn about healthy foods

Learn about the top seven foods for health, longevity and brain function from nutritionist Heather Reseck at a free presentation at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 22, at Sequim Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane.

Reseck — a registered dietitian, nutritionist, author, and culinary instructor specializing in plant-based nutrition — will present “Super Seven: The Top 7 Foods for Your Health.” She will also detail the three key foods to eat every day.

Local office open to help disabled veterans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office in the Worksource building, 810 W. Brackett Road, is open 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday to serve veterans who are needing help with claims or other information.

Services are free and veterans do not have to be members of DAV to receive assistance. The office is by walk-in; no appointment is necessary. Masks are optional.

For more information, call 360-775-6482.

UFO meeting set

The Olympic UFO (OUFO) Meet Up is set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Unity Church, 3918 San Juan Ave. in Port Townsend. The public is invited on the third Saturday of the month to explore the UFO phenomenon, and to share or report their sightings, close encounters, or other anomalous phenomena.

OUFO will be held in the Unity Sanctuary, which seats 100-plus people. The focus of the May 20 meeting will be: “All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO) finds no credible evidence of extraterrestrial activity.”

Maurene Morgan, the Washington Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) State Director, presents. For more information, contact Maurene at 360-670-4213 or

A small donation to cover the venue cost is appreciated.

Guild sets sale

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 18-20. Special sale items are glassware sets (50 percent off). The shop will also feature American and Western theme displays.

All shop proceeds are donated to local medical needs, including Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, nursing scholarships at Peninsula College, and EMT needs for Sequim’s fire department.

Donations are appreciated, and can be dropped off from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and when the shop is open.

New members welcomed to join the guild and volunteer; applications are available at the shop.

Second-annual Baby Shower set

Community members are invited to the second-annual Community Connections Baby Shower, slated for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Hosted by First Step Family Support Center and the Clallam-Jefferson Perinatal Mental Health Task Force, the event is designed to celebrate expecting and new families, promote emotional well-being, connect new families to resources, develop social connections, and provide educational experiences that will help them along their journey into parenthood.

Organizations and businesses dedicated to supporting pregnancy and families with young children are welcome to host a booth or activity for this event. Last year, more than 90 families attended the Baby Shower.

For more information about the event or to attend the next planning meeting, contact Kelsi Millet at 360-457-8355 or