Community news briefs — Oct. 9, 2019

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:30am
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County, PUD leaders to meet

A joint meeting of the Clallam County Board of Commissioners and Clallam County Public Utility District (PUD) No. 1 Board of Commissioners and staff is set for 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the utility district’s main office at 104 Hooker Road, Carlsborg. They are scheduled to discuss and provide updates on Clallam County sewer and water projects, carbon reduction efforts and community solar/EV charging station projects.

Friends’ library sale set for Saturday

The Friends of Sequim Library will host its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Friends building behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. This month features a 33-volume Centennial Edition set of the works of Charles Dickens. DVDs include complete seasons of TV shows such as “CSI,” “Star Trek Deep Space Nine,” “Prime Suspect” and children’s movies. Other items include E-Z Play Broadway Musical books, art instruction in drawing, oil and watercolor painting, Christmas books and a dual-language French cookbook for children.

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

County groups to talk ‘gaps in service’

Clallam County Health & Human Services and the Clallam County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee (DDAC) invites the community to attend a discussion on “Gaps In Services For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities” from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, in the county commissioners’ meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Entrance to the meeting room is by the door on the south side of the board room.

In addition, the DDAC hosts a meeting in Sequim from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24; meeting location will be announced at a later date.

For more about the meetings, call Developmental Disabilities Coordinator Kelley Lawrence at 360-417-2407.

Halloween-themed dance with Mosaic

It’s a spooky Halloween celebration at Clallam Mosaic’s monthly dance, set for noon-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

The dance, hosted by a local nonprofit empowering people with special needs, costs $8 at the door. Accompanying caregivers attend for free, though donations are accepted to defray event costs.

A light meal features Bavarian style pork, sausage and sauerkraut, roasted butter potatoes, rolls, apple bread and ice cream. Coffee, tea and water are available.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite costume.

The next dance will celebrate Thanksgiving on Saturday, Nov. 9.

For more information, visit

County to talk sewer, transportation projects

The community is invited to a public informational meeting on the Clallam County Draft Six-Year (2020-25) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and County sewer system improvement projects, set for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, in the commissioners’ meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

An Oct. 8 session was held in Sequim.

For information on the transportation improvement project, visit or call 360-417-2290. For more about the county’s sewer projects, visit or call 360-417-2441.

Ribbon cutting set for EV charging stations

The City of Sequim and the Public Utility District (PUD) No. 1 of Clallam County for a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at East Washington Street and North Govan Avenue, set for noon on Friday, Oct. 11.

The charging stations can be used by EVs and plug-in hybrids, are the result of a collaboration between the two organizations. The project, city officials say was designed to meet a number of goals: to fill a need for public EV chargers on the North Olympic Peninsula; meet sustainability objectives by encouraging lower emissions technologies; meet economic development objectives by inviting EV drivers from out of town to the community, and to keep Sequim “clean and green.”

For more information, contact the City of Sequim at 360-683-4908 or Clallam PUD at 360-452-9771.

Peace march set for Saturday

A community peace march is set for 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St. Organizers plan to march from there to the Washington Street/Sequim Avenue intersection, then east to Blake Avenue, and back west toward Walmart, 1284 W. Washington St. Signs promoting peace are encouraged.

Prescribed burns set for this week

The Olympic Interagency Fire Management Program and park road crew have planned and prepared for prescribed burns of five woody debris piles this week within Olympic National Park boundaries.

The fires, scheduled to start Oct. 7, are in the Sol Duc, Elwha, Hoh, Mora, and Quinault maintenance areas. Park officials say road clearing operations in Olympic National Park generate large amounts of debris, and that pile burning is the most convenient and cost-effective method of disposal.

Smoke will be visible at times from nearby trails and roadways while the burns are in progress. Signage will be used to notify the public.

Smoke impacts are expected to be minimal, park officials said, and that operations will be managed with employee and public safety as first priority. No area closures are anticipated at this time.

Soroptimists seek applicants for award

Soroptimist International of Sequim is accepting applications for the Live Your Dream Award, formerly the Women’s Opportunity Award.

Soroptimist’s Live Your Dream Award program is an education grant to provide women the primary financial support for their families. Live Your Dream Awards give them resources to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. The $2,000 cash award is for a woman who attends or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training/certification program or undergraduate degree program.

The award may be used to offset any costs associated with efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation.

The application is available online at (click “What We Do,” then “Awards & Scholarships” and “Live Your Dream”).

Deadline for submitting an application is Nov. 15.

For more information, call Janet Real at 360-582-1289 or Rita McCabe, 949-322-8322.

Landscaping with native plants

Take part in a free workshop about landscaping with native plants at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Dungeness Recreation Area. The workshop involves hiking about two miles of trails at the Dungeness Recreation Area. Because of space limitations, register at

Boekelheide to speak at Studium Generale

Former director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Bob Boekelheide is the featured speaker at the next Studium Generale set for 12:35 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Peninsula College’e Little Theatre, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. The event is free and open to the public.

A contributor to “Bird Note” on National Public Radio, Boekelheide’s lifelong interest has been in the ecology of marine vertebrates, particularly birds and mammals. He taught science and math in Washington state public schools for 13 years.

As Bird Count Chair for Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, he has compiled the annual Sequim-Dungeness Christmas Bird Count and the Clallam County Migratory Bird Count for more than 20 years, along with helping to organize several other citizen-science projects on the north Olympic Peninsula.

For more information, contact Dr. Kate Reavey at

Free breast cancer presentation

Patricia Ryan hosts a breast cancer awareness presentation, “Reduce Pain & Inflammation” from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St.

This medical thermography health screening uses no radiation and no compression of tissue. Six attendees receive a free gift.

Ryan is a medical thermography technician and lab owner, nutritional therapy practitioner, massage therapist and reflexologist.

See, email to or call 360-207-5658 for more information.

Fairview Grange sets ‘Taco Tuesday’

The Fairview Grange invites the community for an all-you-can-eat Taco Tuesday at 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the grange hall, 161 Lake Farm Road, Port Angeles.

Cost is $10 for adults; children under the age of 12 (accompanied by an adult) are free. The meal includes ice cream, punch, coffee and water.

A Chinese auction is also on tap, starting at 6 p.m.

Event organizers welcome desserts or new items for the Chinese auction but are not required to attend.

A portion of the proceeds go to the grange’s scholarship fund.

For more information, call Patti Morris at 360-461-9008.

PA arts, events project to break ground

After three years of planning and preparation, the new Field Arts & Events Hall is about to break ground in downtown Port Angeles. Festivities to celebrate the groundbreaking are set for 8-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at Barhop, 124 W. Railroad Ave.

View drawings and meet the design team; $1 of every pint will be donated to the capital campaign.

For more information about the project and capital campaign, visit For more about the event, call Paige Robins at 360-477-4679 or email to

Republicans to hold annual ‘Fall Roundup’ social, fundraiser

The annual “Proud to be an American” Fall Roundup will be held on Oct. 19, at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, starting at noon.

The social and fundraiser will feature State Rep. Jim Walsh (19th District) as the main speaker, with a meet-and-greet of candidates running for the November 2019 election.

Special music by Melannie Jackson and Bill Wolfe includes “Proud to be an American”, and “God Bless America.” A silent auction and bake sale serves as a fundraiser for the Clallam County Republican Party. Trump hats, flags and bumper stickers will also be available. Veterans will be acknowledged and honored.

Lunch is included in the ticket price of $20 per person, with children younger than 12 free. Get tickets at or at GOP headquarters, 509 S. Lincoln, Port Angeles, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The event is sponsored by the Clallam County Republican Party in conjunction with the Republican Women of Clallam County and Clallam County Young Republicans.

Singles group in Sequim

The Sequim Senior Singles, a group of people who are 50-plus years of age who enjoy socializing with like-minded individuals, invites community members to check out the group.

Not a dating organization, it’s “more of a fun-loving group” that dines out three times per month, plays table games, hikes, walks dogs, etc. The group meets the second Saturday of the month at different venues for a short meeting and then enjoys a meal together.

RSVP by the first Sunday by contacting Mel at 360-683-1032 or if visiting the group as a guest or joining as a member.

Senior menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at noon at Dungeness Schoolhouse, 657 Towne Road. 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, Oct. 14: CLOSED

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Salad bar and fruit, chicken curry rice, casserole, roll and butter, dessert

Wednesday, Oct. 16: Salad bar and fruit, Reuben casserole, roll and butter, dessert

Thursday, Oct. 17: CLOSED

Friday, Oct. 18: Salad bar and fruit, beef stew, biscuit, dessert.

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