Community news in brief

Thrift shop open Saturday; Rotarians help out on Day of Caring; elk sightings bring closure to Hoh campground; Mosaic presents movie, more

Thrift shop open Saturday

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, Oct. 17. Featured this Saturday will be furniture and accessories for the home, jewelry, fall clothing, kitchen utensils and dishes, books, games and puzzles and more. All items with white tags are marked half-price.

Volunteers and consigners always are needed. Call 683-7044 for information.


Elk sightings bring closure  to Hoh campground

The Hoh Campground closed Oct. 8 and will remain closed through Saturday, Oct. 31. Several herds of Roosevelt elk reside in the Hoh Valley, with one frequenting the campground and visitor use areas.

Visitors are required to stay at least 50 yards (half the length of a football field) from park wildlife at all times and are urged to stay in their vehicles if elk are in or around parking areas.

The Hoh Rain Forest remains open for day use and several nature trails and a picnic area are available daily.

The Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays during autumn months.

See for more information.

Mosaic presents movie

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Clallam Mosaic will present an award-winning movie about an ex-baseball player who gets a shot at redemption as he build a friendship with a grocery story clerk who has Down Syndrome.

The free movie will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 797-3602 or e-mail

EAA group to meet

EAA 430 meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in Hangar 15, Sequim Valley Airport. Spence Campbell of the Aviation Training Center in Seattle will discuss “Safety in the Black Hole.”

Annual bake sale, luncheon set for Sons of Norway

The Sons of Norway will hold its annual bake sales and luncheon from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at 131 W. Fifth St., Port Angeles. The event will include homemade Lefse, Scandinavian goodies, bread, pies and lunch.

Note that the annual Lutefisk Dinner has been cancelled.

Free talk on body fat

Join life coach and fitness expert Tamatha St. Denis for her wise and unique perspective on “What Every Woman Over 40 Wants to Know About Body Fat (it’s not what you think).”  This is a free talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Lapis Sky Yoga Studio, 803 Carlsborg Road, Suite D, Carlsborg. RSVP to 360-797-3929.

Healing class offered

Come learn the self-healing art of the Emotional Freedom Technique founded by Gary Craig in a free tapping class from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at The Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles.

This skill once learned can be self-applied, is frequently immediate and permanent in physical and emotional pain issues.

This class is for beginners to experienced “tappers” that want a refresher. RSVP to 457-1515.

Men’s group to raffle kayak

Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church Men’s OutREach (MORE) group is raffling a hand-crafted kayak. This is the third kayak the group has made and raffled.

All proceeds again will be split among the Sequim Food Bank, Sequim Community Aid, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County and Salvation Army. Even if you’re not a kayaker, buying tickets will provide support for people in need.

Tickets can be purchased online through the church website, or the Facebook page

Tickets are $10 each (there is a $2 convenience fee to process the purchase). Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.

ONP road closure, reopening

On Oct. 12, the Elwha Valley’s 4.5-mile Whiskey Bend Road closed to all use for about five weeks to allow repairs. The road has been closed to vehicle use since severe storm damage occurred in late 2014.

Because heavy equipment and large trucks will be used to haul equipment and supplies, the road will be closed to foot, bicycle and stock travel during the project.

On Oct. 10, the Olympic Hot Springs Road reopened to its terminus at the Boulder Creek trailhead. The road has been fully or partially closed since early September to allow construction projects to be carried out safely.

Olympic Hot Springs Road will provide access to the Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook and the Boulder Creek trailhead.

Soroptimists seek applicants

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

The award is for a woman with primary financial responsibility for supporting her family and who attends or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or undergraduate degree program.

The cash award of $2,000 may be used to offset any costs associated with efforts to attain higher education, including books, childcare and transportation. Application is available online at (click “What We Do” then “Awards & Scholarships”) The deadline for submitting application is Nov. 15.

For more information, contact Betty Osborn at 683-2096 or e-mail

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, Wednesdays and 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.

Friday, Oct. 16: Green salad, lemon dill fish, potatoes au gratin, mixed vegetables, banana pudding

Tuesday, Oct. 20: Tossed salad, cabbage roll, steamed rice, steamed carrots, mixed berries w/cream

Wednesday, Oct. 21: Antipasto salad, chicken parmesan, buttered noodles, steamed asparagus, bread sticks, citrus sections.