Community news in brief

Brush fire burns near Woodcock Road; Opportunity Fund board meets; SARC hosts Summer Bash; All-class Sequim High School reunion set, more

Brush fire burns near Woodcock Road

Clallam County Fire District 3 reported to a brush fire at 2:41 p.m. Friday afternoon near Woodcock Road between Many Feathers Way and Serpentine Avenue.

Firefighter/EMT James Brown said sparks from a hay cutter likely caused the fire on July 17 to burn 2.5 acres. Brown said the fire was heading toward two homes on Frank Road and Laura Lane but they were able to protect them.

“The wind drove the fire through the hay and had the potential to take off,” Brown said.

Smoke filled the surrounding area including nearby attractions for Sequim Lavender Weekend. Brown said no injuries were reported directly from the fire. Fourteen fire units reported to the scene from Clallam County Fire District 3, Clallam County Fire District 2, the Department of Natural Resources and Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.


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 July 22. Other dates this year are 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

Opportunity Fund board meets

The Clallam County Opportunity Fund Advisory Board holds a board meeting from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23, at the Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles, for a presentation from the Port of Port Angeles requesting funding from the Opportunity Program Fund for the Public Infrastructure Investment for Economic Development Facility at Composites Manufacturing Facility.

For more information or for an agenda, call 457-7793 or e-mail contact Jennifer Linde at

EAA hosts meeting

The July meeting of Experimental Aircraft Association 430 is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, in Hangar 10 at the Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane. All interested aviators are invited. Judy Stipe presents the “History of 12 Sequim Airstrips.”

SARC hosts Summer Bash

SARC, 610 N. Fifth Ave., hosts a Summer Bash from 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, with games and prizes. Cost is $5 with a portion of proceeds benefiting the SARC Youth Swim Team. Food and drink sales benefit the lifeguard scholarship fund. For more information, contact Gail at 683-3344, ext. 16 or by e-mailing her at

All-class Sequim High School reunion set for August

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class from Sequim High School, Leonard Fernie, Godwin O’Brien, Neva Peterson and Helen Knoph, who graduated in 1915, an all-class Sequim High reunion is scheduled Friday-Sunday, Aug. 14-16. Registration forms are due July 31 and can be found at, or contact Kevin Kennedy, at 253-229-1673.

Reunite with classmates, old friends and reminisce while participating in a variety of activities throughout the weekend, such as a golf tournament, open house at the Dungeness Schoolhouse and a pioneer picnic at the grange.

CCGS garage sale set

Clallam County Genealogical Society’s 2nd Annual Garage Sale will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 24-25, at 54 Forest Ridge Drive, Sequim, with lots to pick from, including books, puzzles, games, videos, collectables, crafts, knitting and sewing supplies, clothes, household and kitchen wares and gardening items.

Garage, plant sale set

Benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Sequim Guild is hosting its annual Garage and Plant Sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Sunday, July 24-26, at 81 Timothy Lane, Sequim. There’s a little bit of everything at the 9th annual Garage and Plant Sale, including bed, bath and beyond, furniture, lamps, tableware, small appliances, sports equipment, clothes, plants and much more. For more information, visit

N.O. Land Trust invites  public to potluck

The North Olympic Land Trust invites the public to a potluck picnic to mark the group’s 25th anniversary from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, Sequim.

In addition to cake, good food and fellowship, there also will be a tour of several nearby properties conserved by landowners and the Land Trust. Bring a side dish or dessert, bring your favorite beverage and bring a friend.

RSVP to Brad Tesreau at or 417-1815 ext. 4. Donations will not be requested at the picnic.

Trinity serves free meal

Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., hosts a free community dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30. The meal includes ham, potato salad, 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 e-mail to The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.


Lutherans collecting for garage sale goodies

The Men’s OutReach Endeavor of the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church announces its annual garage sale event beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at 925 N. Sequim Ave., to support its charitable work. Search your house from attic to garage for those “can live without” things. Drop off your “gems” the week of July 20 (not later than Friday). Give the church office a call at 681-0946 for pick-ups and additional information. No major appliances or floor model TVs are accepted.

SmileMobile coming

The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile is coming to Sequim from Monday-Friday, Aug. 3-7, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.

The SmileMobile will provide dental examinations on Monday and Tuesday and follow-up treatment appointments throughout the duration of the stay. SmileMobile is operated by Washington Dental Service Foundation, a nonprofit organization and travels the state offering dental services to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care.

Medicaid (Apple Health) and sliding scale fee is accepted as reimbursement for services. For more information, contact Program Officer Karri Amundson, at 206-528-7339.

Lifeguard certification class offered at SARC

Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center is offering a lifeguard certification class from Aug. 20-23. Successful participants will be certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED.

Questions may be e-mailed to or call Gail Sumpter, aquatics manager, at 683-3344 ext. 16.

Elwha Ranger station closed for remodeling

The Elwha Ranger Station closed last week for the remainder of the summer to allow interior upgrades, an upgraded and accessible public restroom and accessible entry ramps into the building, Olympic National Park officials said. The work will be completed by park staff and is estimated to take several months.

While the ranger station is closed, public restrooms will continue to be available in the Elwha Campground.

Spruce Railroad Trail closure

Beginning Monday, July 27, about 1/4-mile of the Spruce Railroad Trail from Lyre River Trailhead to just east of the Devil’s Punchbowl will be closed while improvements are being made. Trail work, expected to be completed in October is aimed at improving another 1,800-feet of the trail for universal accessibility.

The remainder of the trail between the Camp David Jr. Road Trailhead and Devil’s Punchbowl will continue to be open during the project.

Senior Nutrition menu set

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, July 23: Green salad, liver/onions, whipped potatoes w/gravy, green peas, fruited gelatin

Friday, July 24: Three-bean salad on bed of greens, lemon dill fish, confetti rice, asparagus, banana bread

Monday, July 27: Bed of greens w/garbanzo bean salad, shrimp melt, grapes, sherbet

Tuesday, July 28: Egg drop soup, Oriental chicken, salad, fresh pineapple

Wednesday, July 29: Tropical sweet potato salad, Hawaiian burgers, banana pudding.