Community news briefs — Nov. 20, 2019

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:30am
  • News

NOLS sets budget hearing

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on the library’s 2020 operating budget during the board’s regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. The library’s budget for 2019 is $4,562,180; the proposed budget for 2020 is $4,957,850.

Members of the public are encouraged to share their thoughts at the meeting, or, if unable to attend, email library director Margaret Jakubcin at, or email to

Library budget and financial information is available at

Arbor Day fete set

Join the City of Sequim as staffers plant a new tupelo tree at Carrie Blake Community Park near the waterfall at the Water Reuse Site at noon on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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.

Screening set for ‘Artifishal’

The Magic of Cinema hosts a screening of “Artifishal,” a 2019 Patagonia film about the salmon-hatchery industry, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in Peninsula College’s Maier Performance Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The screening is followed by a discussion with Coleman Byrnes, a fish and wildlife biologist who has worked on more than 60 stream projects in Clallam County and is familiar with the health of local streams.

This event is free and open to the public; donations to the film series will be accepted.

For more information, contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy at

Faith Lutheran sets bazaar

Faith Lutheran Preschool, 354 W. Cedar St., hosts a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. The event includes baked goods, gift baskets, handcrafted items, a silent auction and lunch. All proceeds benefit the preschool. Call 360-681-7126 for more information.

Toy drive at Windermere

Windermere Real Estate offices host a toy drive from Nov. 25- Dec. 13. Drop off new, unwrapped toys to one of the three offices between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday: Windermere Real Estate/Sequim-East, 842 E. Washington St.; Windermere Real Estate/Sunland, 137 Fairway Dr., and Windermere Real Estate/Port Angeles, 711 E. Front St.

Toy are donated to the Toys for Tots organization.

Call 360-683-4844 or see for more information.

Tractor cruise set for Nov. 30

The annual Sequim Museum & Arts Tractor Cruise returns to Sequim for holiday fanfare on Saturday, Nov. 30. Tractors line up in the parking lot at the Sequim QFC, 990 E. Washington St., before “cruising” westward through town to Mariner Cafe, 609 W. Washington St.

Tractors old and new, clean or dirty are welcome. Those interested in participating should attach a rear safety triangle to participate.

Sponsors include: Bob and Judy Stipe, Davis Family Farm, the Bekkevar family, John and Ryan Dickinson, Sequim Police Department, Ty Brown, Lye and Donna Hagen, the Sequim FFA club, Emily Westcott and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call 360-681-2257 or email to

Thanksgiving dinner table set at Trinity

A traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner will be served at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

Reservations, which are required to ensure that enough food is prepared, may be made by calling the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or by email to before 2 p.m. Nov. 27.

The free dinner is part of Trinity United’s community dinner program. Dinners normally are served on the last Thursday of each month, but because of other holiday-season activities, there will be no dinner in December.

Coffee with Mayor events on hiatus

There will be no Coffee with the Mayor meetings in the months of November and December because of holiday schedules. The meetings are expected to resume in 2020.

Contact Mayor Dennis Smith at for more information.

Tree permits available

Permits for Christmas and holiday trees are available and on sale at Olympic National Forest offices. Visitors can come to the offices in Quilcene, Quinault Olympia to purchase a $5 permit to cut their own tree on national forest land. Families with fourth-graders who have an Every Kid Outdoors Pass can get a free cutting permit (child must be present when picking up permit).

Call 360-956-2402 or see for more information.

Senior menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at noon at Dungeness Schoolhouse, 657 Towne Road, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and at noon at Sunland Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Dr., on Mondays.

Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP (at least 24 hours in advance) to 360-565-5038. Menus are subject to change. Whole wheat bread and milk or milk alternative are offered daily.

Monday, Nov. 25: Tossed salad, hot turkey sandwich, roasted potatoes, roll and butter, dessert

Tuesday, Nov. 26: Salad bar and fruit, baked spaghetti casserole, garlic bread, dessert

Friday, Nov. 29: CLOSED (for Thanksgiving holiday).

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