Community news briefs — Nov. 25, 2020

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:30am
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Tractor Parade modified for 2020

Organizers with the Sequim Museum & Arts’ Tractor Parade said because of COVID-19 concerns they’ve cancelled the annual event typically set for dusk the day after Thanksgiving. However, they seek to set about a dozen tractors to place in front of the museum at 544 N. Sequim Ave. for the month of December to light up at night with LED lights.

Judy Reandeau Stipe, the museum’s executive director, said there are street lights and regular police patrols to prevent theft and damage.

To participate, call the museum at 360-681-2257.

Guild thrift shop closed

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell St. will be closed this week (Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27) for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will be closed in December.

Guild members plan to open again in January 2021.

Money raised at the shop go to fund local healthcare programs and organizations.

Coat drive continues through Monday

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

Donation boxes are 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) 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

Studium Generale talk set for Dec. 3

Samantha Schmehl Hines, will offer the final Studium Generale for Fall Quarter, on Thursday, Dec. 3, beginning at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Her lecture, “Space Raptor Butt Invasion: Self-publishing for Industry and Social Change,” will be followed by a dialogue with the audience, and an opportunity to engage in conversation.

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

Hines has served as the Associate Dean of Instructional Resources at Peninsula College since 2016, overseeing library, eLearning and tutoring services.

The presentation was inspired by an series of events in 2016 that saw some science fiction fans nominate “dino-erotica” author Chuck Tingle for a Hugo Award, seeking to thwart the nomination of NK Jemisen, a black woman. Tingle ended up winning, and the situation opened up a discussion about race and identity in science fiction, alongside the rising role of self-published literature in a traditional industry.

City cancels ‘Coffee with the Mayor’

The City of Sequim Coffee has cancelled Coffee With the Mayor meetings in the months of November and December because of holiday schedules. Meetings are expected to resume in 2021.

For more information, contact Mayor William Armacost at warmacost@

OPHS opens online store

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society opened the organization’s first online store, executive director Luanne Hinkle announced last week.

The store, at, features items such as holiday tea towels with embroidered animals, animal-themed slippers and scarves (some made by OPHS board members, custom pet jewelry, pet paintings, hand-painted tiles and glass art, as well as OPHS T-shirts and hoodies.

The store also features “wish list” items that OPHS supports can purchase to boost the OPSH facility and regular care, such as fencing, agility equipment, pet food, cleaning supplies and more.

The shelter is open to the public by appointment only.

Call 360-457-8206 or see

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