Barbara Tabor, left, and Janet McColl display items at the vintage/costume jewelry table at the Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Holiday Bazaar in 2019. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Nov. 21. Submitted photo

Barbara Tabor, left, and Janet McColl display items at the vintage/costume jewelry table at the Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Holiday Bazaar in 2019. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Nov. 21. Submitted photo

Community News Briefs — Nov. 18, 2020

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:30am
  • News

Guild store sales boost community health

The Sequim Hospital Guild Thrift Store at 204 W. Bell St. is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. this Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19-20. Featured items include everything from antiques and housewares to clothing and artwork.

The shop will be closed for Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), and re-open Friday, Nov. 27, for holiday shopping.

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.

Studium speaker to present ‘The Five Habits of Speaking Justice’

Peninsula College’s Studium Generale series features host Miriame Cherbib, teacher of French and Francophone cultures, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in a Zoom presentation titled “The Five Habits of Speaking Justice.”

Cherbib is an anti-racist educator who founded Speaking Justice, to help organizations and people of all ages and backgrounds to build skills to use their voices for justice in everyday life. She is Tunisian, French and American, and grew up in France, in a community of human rights activists.

After earning a Master’s degree in International Economics, she worked at the French National Research Institute on the Economics of Climate Change and helped design and organize a national dialogue on the development of renewable energies. For the last five years, Cherbib has been teaching French and Francophone cultures at Five Acre School in Sequim, and has developed an elementary level anti-racist curriculum.

The event is free and open to the public. Join the Zoom meeting at (meeting ID 951 5613 6928).

Grants available for projects, events, infrastructure

Clallam County’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee announced last week a second call opportunity for business grants for large-scale events, projects, or infrastructure improvements from monies received from a consumer tax on lodging. Clallam County’s Lodging Tax Fund is the primary source of county funding for activities, operations, and expenditures designed to increase tourism in the unincorporated areas.

Applications may be submitted by any non-profit entity, any public entity, or any group of eligible organizations.

Interested citizens are invited to contact the Clallam County Board of Commissioners’ office at 360-417-2256,, or online at Committee.html. Application requests must be received by noon on Friday, Dec. 4, at 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles WA 98362.

Additional funding opportunities will also be considered in March.

Researcher to present at next Audubon meeting

The Black Guillemot is in the spotlight at the next monthly Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society meeting, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Register for the “The Black Guillemot’s Dilemma: Evolve or Go Extinct” virtual meeting at olympicpeninsula Registrants will receive a confirmation email for Zoom instructions.

Divoky’s long-term research gained national and international attention regarding how a melting Arctic and warming climate have been affecting seabirds. He has been studying seabirds in Arctic Alaska since 1970 and has a Ph.D. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

City sets Arbor Day celebration

The community is invited to join City of Sequim officials and representatives in celebrating Arbor Day with the planting of six clumping birch trees at noon on Friday, Nov. 20, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.

Attendees are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distance because of COVID-19 health restrictions.

The celebration recognizes Sequim’s designation as a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation and is held in the fall for the best planting conditions.

For more information, call the City of Sequim Public Works Department at 360-683-4908.

Holiday meal distribution

The Sequim Food Bank’s family holiday meal bag distribution is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Carrie Blake Community Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Drivers are asked to enter the park using the north entrance by the Water Reuse Demonstration Site, where they will be directed to volunteers who will load their car.

There will be a second Holiday Meal Bag distribution on Friday, Dec. 18.

This meal distribution is in addition to the COVID Food Care Package distribution that takes place on Wednesdays (Nov. 25, Dec. 9, Dec. 23).

For more information, contact Emergency Management Coordinator Tyler Wiles at 360-912-1641 or

Holiday bazaar set for Nov. 21

The Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s 13th Holiday Bazaar is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 81 Timothy Lane, Sequim, in two decorated buildings.

The bazaar, adapted for current COVID-19 precautions, includes a craft shop showcasing crafts created annually by guild members, and includes a children’s table, kitchen/sewing table, holiday table and vintage/costume jewelry table. A bakery shop will feature homemade pies, cookies, nut breads and other treats.

The shops will be adapted for current COVID-19 precautions, accommodating five or six visitors at a time while adhering to distancing and mask protocols. Waiting patrons can enjoy the outdoor “mini-cafe” where cookies and coffee will be available.

All profits go to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s funds for uncompensated care and research.

Last year, Children’s provided $1.8 million in uncompensated care for more than 2,500 child visits, to Clallam and Jefferson Counties.

Santa Brigade accepting donations Dec. 1-3

Instead of driving through the streets of Sequim collecting toys for Sequim Community Aid’s Toys for Sequim Kids, firefighters offer a toy drop-off from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 1-3 at Sequim Village Shopping Center, 651 W. Washington St. Organizers with Union Local 2933 and the Sequim Volunteers Association said the festive fire truck will be set up with social distancing in place for safe drop-off and 6-foot selfie photos with Santa Claus.

All toys will go to Toys for Sequim Kids for babies to children up to age 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road. Due to regulations for COVID-19, Clallam County Fire District 3’s offices are closed to the public and cannot accept donations. With questions, call 360-683-4242.

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