Community news briefs — Nov. 11, 2020

Community shred event set to benefit SHS swim team

A community shred event set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the JCPenney parking lot at 651 W. Washington St., helps raise funds for the Sequim High School Girls Swim Team Booster Club.

Participants are asked to bring standard office paper and file folders for shredding in the on-site LeMay Mobile Shredding truck. No need to remove staples or paper clips; do not bring cardboard, trash, CDs or DVDs.

Cost is by donation. Bring cash or check — any donation amount is appreciated. Checks can be made out to “SHS Girls Swim Team Booster Club.”

For more information, email to

Veterans Day event today, online

Veterans and the public are invited to a Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 11, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St. in Sequim. The event is a joint effort of Jack Grennan Post 62 American Legion, Michael Trebert Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and Pioneer Memorial Park.

Led by Paul Renick, Commander of the American Legion Post 62, the event includes Legion Riders presenting a flag line, and bagpiper Rick McKenzie and Amanda Bacon providing music. Sequim deputy mayor Tom Ferrell will address those attending, followed by a presentation to veterans by local Daughters of the American Revolution. Jeff Reyes, coordinator of the Clallam County Veterans Resource Center, will also speak.

Masks and social distancing will be adhered to for the gathering.

Those unable to attend in person can watch the event via livestream on the Clallam County Veterans Center Facebook page:

For more information, contact Judy Tordini at 360-460-2346 or

Friends book sale set for Saturday

The Friends of Sequim Library hosts a book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the group’s new location in Rock Plaza, 10175 Old Olympic Highway.

The sale includes a number of items of interest, organizers say, including 35 leather-covered Franklin Press editions, hundreds of novels in Japanese, several books on Japanese landscaping and hardscaping, hundreds of music CDs in multiple categories, several different subjects in the self-learning Great Courses, Lakeside Press books that are still factory-wrapped, and more.

Masks will be required and social distancing practiced. Number of persons in the building will be limited to 20 at any one time.

City sets surplus sale for vehicles, equipment

The City of Sequim announced this week the sale of surplus equipment and vehicles that are no longer in use. The city has a number of vehicles — a 1992 Chevrolet Box Van, 2003 Chevrolet Impala, 1990 Ford Ambulance, 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, 2007 Ford Explorer, 1995 Ford F-350, 1996 Ford F-350 Flat Bed Dump and 1997 Ford F-350 Diesel Dump Truck — as well as a number of folding tables on surplus.

Items are available on a first-come,first served basis. For more details about each, see To purchase an item, call the city’s finance department at 360-683-4139.

Annual coat drive continues through Nov. 30

Coats For Kids is hosting its annual coat drive, asking for contributions of new coats or shoes as well as any monetary donations, through Nov. 30.

Donation boxes will be at QFC, 990 E. Washington St., Sequim, and Country Aire Natural Foods Market, 200 W. First St., in Port Angeles. In addition, Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. (1601 S. C St., Port Angeles) and Joyce General Store (50893 US Highway 112, Port Angeles) will have donation jars for the drive.

Donations may also be mailed to: CFK, 42 Quail Meadow Dr. Sequim WA 98362.

For more information, email to

Beautify farms with native plants

Those looking for ways to beautify their farm and create habitat are invited to join Clallam Conservation District for a free webinar from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. Topics include creation of hedgerows, windbreaks and privacy screens, and protection of both new and existing plantings from horses and livestock. The workshop will also cover the use of native plants to enhance habitat for pollinators, birds, bats and wildlife.

Register through Clallam Conservation District’s website at Those unable to attend the live webinar can get a copy of the recorded webinar upon registration.

Juvenile, family service program changes name

It’s a new name but the same mission for Clallam County Juvenile and Family Service’s Child Advocate Program — formerly known as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

The organization still has the same goal, “to give a voice to every abused and neglected child in our community,” representatives said last week.

The program has openings for volunteers to be a child advocate, also known as a Guardian Ad Litem.

For more information or to sign up for volunteer training, call 360-417-2282 or email to

Peninsula College waives BAS application fee

The Peninsula College Foundation will cover the $50 Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BAS) Program application fee through spring quarter 2021.

“The Foundation has donors who support the BAS Program at the College, and this is an example of how that support benefits students,” foundation executive director Getta Workman said.

Students may apply to the BAS Program for winter quarter at any time. To avoid delays, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible at

For more information, contact BAS Program Director Amy Williamson at

Sequim pond re-stocked

Members of the Puget Sound Anglers-North Olympic Peninsula Chapter have restocked the pond near the City of Sequim’s Water Reclamation Facility off North Blake Avenue, adding 450 more trout recently, group representatives said last week.

Fishing is open to youths 14 and younger. Fishers can keep two rainbow trout daily from the angler group’s stock recently planted from the Hurd Creek hatchery. Angler group members ask that fisher not catch-and-release to get larger fish, as most are about the same in size. They also ask youths and parents/guardians to practice good pandemic habits of social distancing and wearing masks.

Learn more about advance care planning online

The North Olympic Library System hosts advance care planning discussions through Zoom in November.

Staff from Olympic Medical Center will talk about future and end-of-life health care choices and help participants start making plans. Programs are at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.

Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting info; register through the NOLS website ( or call a NOLS branch.

A question-and-answer period follows each presentation. Advance care planning documents may be downloaded at, and are also available for pickup during curbside hours at all NOLS branches. Documents include Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and Health Care Directive. Additional resources about advance care planning can be found through Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest at

For more information visit, call 360-417-8500 or email to

Thrift shop open this week

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell St. is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. Featured items include Christmas sweaters and decorations for the holidays.

Shop volunteers appreciate all gently used donations as well; the shop is open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays for donation drop-offs.

Find the shop on Facebook (“Thrift Shop Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild) and on Instagram (@sdhgthriftshop).

Funds raised at the thrift shop benefit local healthcare efforts.

Soroptimists’ Live Your Dream award deadline is Nov. 15

Soroptimist International of Sequim is accepting applications for the Live Your Dream Award. This education grant is for women who provide the primary financial support for their families and seeks to “give women the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.”

The cash award of $1,500 may be used to offset any costs associated with efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation. Eligible applicants are attending or have been accepted to a vocational/skills, training/certification program or undergraduate degree program.

Applications are available online at (click on “What We Do,” “Awards & Scholarships” and then “Live Your Dream”).

Submission deadline is Nov. 15.

For more information, call Janet Real at 360-582-1289.