Community news briefs — May 8, 2019

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019 1:30am
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Library book sale

The Friends of Sequim Library will hold its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Featured this month are baseball (many about the Yankees), sheet music fake books, large format aviation history, woodworking and 50 softcover Westerns by Ralph Compton. General fiction, gardening, cookbooks and self-help also are well stocked.

Proceeds from the sale benefit children’s and adult programs at the library.

Garden pests are topic

Join veteran Master Gardeners Bob Cain, Laurel Moulton, Jeanette Stehr-Green, Audreen Williams and Jan Bartron from 10- 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles for the “Second Saturday Garden Walk.”

Topics for May will include dealing with spring pests, refraining from planting tomatoes too early and seeing the current straw bale gardening demonstration.

The monthly walks are free and open to the public. They occur rain or shine and continue every second Saturday of the month through Sept. 14. The Fifth Street Community Garden at 328 E. Fifth St. in Port Angeles.

Safe boating class set

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary offers About Boating Safely, an eight-hour introductory class for people 13 and older, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Coast Guard Base Port Angeles.

Topics covered include terminology, rules of the road, boat handling, trailering, legal requirements, equipment and emergency procedures. Successful completion fulfills the class requirement for earning a Washington Boater Education card and federal boating card.

Pre-registration is required and all materials will be provided. Cost is $20 per person, $15 for additional family members. Free for active duty military and Auxiliary members.

For information and to register, call 360-452-1135 or email to

Anti-smart meters meeting set in PA

The Clallam Against Smart Meters (CASM) group hosts a community meeting from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Jeromy Johnson’s video, “Wireless Wake-Up Call,” will be shown, along with excerpts from the Josh del Sol’s documentary, “Take Back Your Power.” Anthony Corrado will present a slideshow, “Why is 5G Different?” In addition, there will be additional guest panelists participating from both Clallam and Jefferson Counties.

Birds and beverages

An informal gathering of birders of all abilities, organized by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, is on tap for 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W Washington St. Meet other birders, ask where to find birds, share favorite spots, ask bird-feeding questions, share bird photography tips, discuss research and more. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, see olympicpeninsula

NPBA Builder’s Sale

The North Peninsula Building Association hosts the group’s annual Builders’ Surplus Sale at the Clallam County Fairgrounds from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11. There will be a large selection of new and used building materials and home improvement supplies along with discounted service certificates for landscaping materials.

The NPBA welcomes donations from the public of salable items. Limited pick-up service is available.

Call Executive Officer Diana Johnson or events coordinator Marie Pedrey at the NPBA office for drop-off arrangements or any additional details at 360-452-8160. Or email to or

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.

Pioneer dinner tickets

There are a few remaining tickets available for the Pioneer Dinner, to be held Friday, May 10, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road. Cost is $17 per ticket and can be purchased by calling 360-775-9795. Anyone who is a descendent of a Pioneer Family from prior to 1950 is eligible to attend.

Codependents Anonymous 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

Shreffler to share Arctic, Alaska photos

Sequim resident Dave Shreffler will share photographs from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Gates of the Arctic National Park and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska at Peninsula College’s Studium Generale presentation, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the college’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Shreffler photographed these areas on seven extended visits to the Alaskan arctic since 2001.

His presentation will trace the arc of his transformation from naïve arctic adventurer to photographer to wilderness advocate.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Kate Reavey at

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.

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

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