Community news in brief

Clinic seeks volunteers; ag students’ plant sale a boom; more marijuana talks for county commission, more

Clinic seeks volunteers

Volunteers with the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic are seeking helpers to fill clerical positions, individuals with some medical experience, Washington state licensed RNs and assistants for the organization’s community outreach program. Shifts are between three to five hours, one day per month. For more information, call volunteer coordinator Sandy Hutter at 582-2975.


Ag students’ plant sale a boom

Sequim High School’s agriculture program met its sales goal at its annual plant sale last week at the greenhouses, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Agriculture sciences advisor Steve Mahitka said through the school year, most of the agriculture and horticulture program’s 200 students cultivated the plants to help raise funds for the program’s supplies. He said sales have gone up every year he’s been at the school and he hopes to develop the program to double its current sales to further programming. Plants still are available at the greenhouse during school hours.

“We would love for the rest of the plants to find good homes,” Mahitka said.

More marijuana talks

The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today, May 20, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Agenda items include a discussion and possible action on recommended development regulations related to recreational marijuana producers, processors and retailers that was subject of a May 6 public hearing. For more information, call 417-2277.

New in town?

If you are new to Sequim or considering relocating to Sequim, the “New in Town Conversation” gathering has been designed for you. The monthly event is from 3-5 p.m. each fourth Wednesday every other month at First Federal, 333 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. The next is May 27. Other dates this year are July 22, Sept. 23 and Nov. 18.

Meet other newcomers, learn more about the history of Sequim, volunteering opportunities and about how to handle the stresses and strains of relocation.

RSVP to Catherine Mich at 582-1081 or cath@terrific

Less weeds, more feed

Horse and livestock owners are invited to attend a free workshop on identifying and controlling weeds and improving grass growth in pastures from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, May 20, at Robin Hill Farm Park, Pinnell Road entrance.

Cathy Lucero with the Clallam County Noxious Weeds Control Board, will identify local weeds that can cause serious health problems in horses and livestock. Her presentation includes samples of common pasture weeds and tips for controlling the nuisance plants.

Participants are encouraged to bring fresh weeds, in a bag, for identification. For more information and to register, call 775-3747 ext. 1 or e-mail

Shepherds’ Festival set

The Shepherds’ Festival will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, May 25, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.

There will be spinning demonstrations by North Olympic Shuttle & Spindle Guild plus sheep shearing and herding dog demos and arts and crafts displays. A petting farm is sponsored by the Lambchops 4-H Club. The event is free.

Trinity dinner on tap

A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. The meal includes meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, fruit salad, desserts and beverages.

Reservations, which are requested to ensure that enough food is prepared, may be made by phoning the church at 683-5367 between 9 a.m.-

2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or by email to The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.


Park opens most of Obstruction Point Road

The first three miles of Olympic National Park’s eight-mile long Obstruction Point Road is open. The road is clear of snow and has been graded as far as Waterhole.

Visitors are advised that there is limited parking at Waterhole and asked to use extra care to avoid blocking the gate.

Beyond the gate, crews are working on clearing and preparing the remaining five miles of road. See

Morningside to present to NAMI group

The Clallam County NAMI affiliate meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, in the Linkletter Room, in the basement of Olympic Medical Center, followed by a presentation from the Morningside Community Rehabilitation Program by manager Diane Crawford.

Morningside is a private nonprofit whose mission is to advance the employment and self-sufficiency of people with disabilities through partnerships with business, government and other local organizations. Vic Entrikin, an employment consultant, also will participate.

Clam harvest closures

Discovery Bay and Sequim Bay are closed to butter and varnish clams until further notice. All areas are closed for the sport harvest of scallops. Closures do not apply to shrimp. Crabmeat is not known to contain the PSP toxin, but guts can contain unsafe levels. To be safe, clean crab thoroughly and discard the guts (butter).

For more information about this closure, call the Marine Biotoxin Hotline at 800-562-5632.

CCGS open house set

The Clallam County Genealogical Society’s Research Center will have an open house from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 30. An “I know nothing about genealogy” beginners class will be offered from 1-2:30 p.m. The CCGS Center is at 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles.

For more information, call CCGS Tuesday-Friday at 417-5000.

PFOA meeting slated

Peninsula Friends of Animals is having its annual membership meeting Wednesday, May 27, at the Lazy Acres Clubhouse, 111 Dryke Road, Sequim.

Snacks are available at 5 p.m. and the business meeting is at 6 p.m. Be sure snacks do not contain peanuts.

Senior Nutrition menu

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. 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, May 21: Cranberry salad, hot turkey sandwich, whipped potatoes w/gravy, peas, citrus sections

Friday, May 22: Potato salad on bed of greens, cheeseburger, baked beans, apple pie a la mode

Monday, May 25: Closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 26: Green salad, beef stew, sliced oranges, dinner roll, dessert

Wednesday, May 27: Green salad, tuna casserole, glazed carrots, fresh strawberries, bran muffins.