Community News Briefs — Sequim Gazette, March 1, 2017

Flapjack fundraiser set

To raise awareness of the Ms. Wheelchair Washington program, there will be a “Flapjack Fundraiser” from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Applebee’s, 130 River Road, Sequim.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Adagio Bean &Leaf or by calling Vicki Shamp at 460-3523.

Sequim Grange hosting Mexican breakfast

Spice up your Sunday morning by treating yourself to a Mexican breakfast that includes corn tortillas, cheese and scrambled eggs, tomato/chile salsa, black beans, Ravens Brew coffee and tea.

The breakfast is from 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, March 5, at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The suggested donation is $12, tickets at the door.

All proceeds go to educational programs and projects of Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

For more information, call 683-1651.

Beekeeping class set

A beginning beekeeping class is set for noon-1 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The Apprentice Beekeeper is the first level of optional certification in the Washington State Master Beekeeper Certification Program.

This level is designed to give those just starting in beekeeping solid information and support, with the goal of retaining new beekeepers as they develop confidence in their ability to keep bees.

Cost includes a $10 club membership, with an optional WaSBA certification fee is $20.

The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers host a meeting afterward, from 1-2 p.m., in the same location.

Call Greg Butler at 460-5635 or email

Protesters set date

Protesters will picket US Bank in Sequim for a third straight week from 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 4.

Future efforts will be directed toward convincing Sequim, Port Angeles and Clallam County governments to stop banking with US Bank.

Protesters stood outside U.S. Bank on the corner of West Washington Street and North Sequim Avenue on Feb. 18 with signs encouraging U.S. Bank to divest from alleged financial ties to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project.

Benefits of exercise is topic of WOW! forum

Dr. Tim Guthrie will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum entitled “The ‘New’ Miracle Drug — Exercise For All Ages” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., in Sequim.

Learn the benefits of Guthrie’s “drug of choice” in treating or preventing diabetes, hypertension, depression, Alzheimer’s and a number of other chronic diseases.

He will discuss various methods of approaching exercise, from a slow walk to interval/sprint training, and how to safely exercise at nearly any age and physical condition.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of Dungeness Valley Health &Wellness Clinic.

School district shifts board meeting date

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Sequim School District Board of Directors’ March 6 meeting has been moved to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the district’s boardroom, located within the Sequim High School auditorium building, 533 N. Sequim Avenue.

Call 582-3260 for more information.

Kayak adventurer sets slideshow for March 8

West coast author and adventurer Susan Marie Conrad will be giving a slideshow presentation about her 1,200-mile solo sea kayak expedition up the Inside Passage at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Her presentation, “Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage,” is a free event hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Paddlers.

Signed copies of her adventure memoir resulting from this expedition will be available after the talk.

See for more information.

Event a fundraiser for SHS swim team

A Spring Market sale set for April 22-23 helps raise funds for the Sequim High School girls swim team. The sale, slated for 9 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 23, features vintage, farmhouse decor, jewelry, LuLaRoe clothing, art, candles, plants, raffles and more. Admission is free; event organizers ask attendees bring a non-perishable food item for a donation to the Sequim Food Bank. Organizers are accepting accepting vendors; email or call 461-9207 for more information.

Advanced planning seminars planned

Have you been meaning to update your Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney or just want to communicate better with your friends and family about their plans?

The North Olympic Library System will offer advanced planning seminars at the Port Angeles Library at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, and at the Sequim Library at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 13.

The seminars are expected to last about three hours.

Judy McCay and Karen Griffith will lead the free seminars. To register for the Port Angeles seminar, visit the Port Angeles Library events calendar at, call 417-8500 or email

To register for the Sequim seminar, visit the Sequim Library events calendar at, call 683-1161 or email All materials will be provided.

Guild celebrates its good works

Sequim Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital is hosting a lunch program on Wednesday, March 8, reviewing and celebrating the contributions and activities of the Clallam and Jefferson County guilds.

From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., guests can socialize and shop at guild booths, hear from a local family who has been aided by the guild and enjoy a lasagna lunch.

The speaker will be 9-year-old Cholie Loucks (and her family) who has been receiving care at Seattle Children’s for five-plus years and is a type 1 diabetic. The guest speaker will be Kimberly Beauchamp, MSW, of Seattle Children’s South Sound Cardiology Clinic.

RSVP online by March 3 at

Friends of NRA group hosts dinner/auction

Northwest Peninsula Friends of the NRA announces its annual dinner and auction will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

There will be many games, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction of firearms and other collectible items. Dinner tickets are $40 per person and are available online at or at the door.

Proceeds from the auction go to the NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Grants made by the foundation benefit shooting sports in Washington, such as shooting range improvements and purchasing firearms and equipment for 4-H and school shooting teams.

Sunnyside construction discussed on March 9

The City of Sequim will hold an open house to provide information and answer questions on the upcoming Sunnyside Water and Sewer Main project from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St.

Construction on the project is expected to begin between July and August and may last up to three months.

The construction will impact North and South Sunnyside from Maple Street to East Fir Street.

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

Preserving treasures is topic of History Tales

“How to Preserve Your Family Treasures” will be the topic at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. The program will be held in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street.

History Tales is free and open to the public. For more information, call the office at 452-2662 or email

Planning commission nixes March 1 meeting

The March 1 Clallam County Planning Commission meeting is cancelled. The commission will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in the commissioners’ boardroom at the Clallam County Courthouse.

Call 417-2277 for more information.

Free day at state parks

Washington State Parks turns 104 years old on Sunday, March 19, and visitors are invited to help celebrate by enjoying a state park for free that day.

March 19 is the third of 12 State Parks “free days” in 2017, when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass for day use visits to a park.

The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass still is required on WDFW and DNR lands.

The free days do not apply to Sno-Parks. During the winter season, December-March, visitors to Sno-Parks will need Sno-Parks permits.

For more information about winter recreation permit requirements, visit:

Baby shower for birds planned at Wild Birds

Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 Highway 101, Gardiner, celebrates the beginning of spring with a Baby Shower for the Birds in support of The Northwest Raptor Center.

On Saturday, March 4, Jay and Gary Moore from the center will be at the store from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with their rehabilitated educational live birds of prey.

The public is invited.

The nonprofits need paper towels, Kleenex, potty pads (human or puppy) laundry baskets, heating pads, small dishes like crocks or ashtrays, Exact Baby Bird food, mealworms, dog or cat food (wet or dry), towels, new or gently used wool blankets, vet wrap, clothes pins, bleach, dawn dish soap, hair dryers, play pens and gift certificates to Walmart or Petco.

Donations can be dropped off anytime to Wild Birds Unlimited.

Saturday opening set for guild’s thrift shop

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop, 204 W. Bell St. in Sequim, will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Unique furniture, pictures, home accessories, fine china and kitchenware await buyers including designer purses and jewelry and fashions for everyone.

The shop always needs consignors and volunteers.

Call 683-7044 for more information.

Senior Nutrition menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., on Tuesdays-Fridays. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, March 2: Green salad, split pea soup, turkey/Swiss sandwich, grapes, cookie

Friday, March 3: Green salad, Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, vegetables, baked apples.

The Ms.

Tuesday, March 7: Tropical sweet potato salad, Hawaiian burgers, banana pudding

Wednesday, March 8: Spring greens, chicken salad, wheat crackers, pickled beets, blueberry bran muffin.

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