Community news in brief

Kingston Trio show nixed, refunds available; no bluff: dog gets rescued; guild’s thrift shop is open Saturday, more

Kingston Trio show nixed, refunds available

Global Entertainment, Ltd., announced this week the Kingston Trio show scheduled for Aug. 22 at The James Center for The Performing Arts has been canceled and it apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Those who purchased their tickets through Brown Paper Tickets will be automatically notified and refunded by Aug. 5.

For those who purchased their tickets at local outlets, refunds are available at place of purchase as of July 29. Tickets also may be exchanged for tickets of equal value for the Foghat concert Sept. 12. Tickets will need to be exchanged prior to day of show. More details are available at

No bluff: dog gets rescued

A sunny, mid-summer day turned into a rescue operation after two dogs belonging to a family vacationing at a residence near Tyler View Drive reportedly fell from the top of nearby bluffs and became stranded on a sandy ledge about 30 feet from the top.

Members of the Clallam County Search and Rescue assisted in retrieving one of the dogs, while the second was able to crawl to safety. Search and Rescue team members helped lower two fellow members — Kelly Thompson and Josh Winters — over the side of the cliff’s edge near the Voice of America Road.

Thompson and Winters placed the 90-pound chocolate labrador in a harness; the dog then was safely hoisted to the top of the cliff edge and returned to its owner. For more information about the team, see


Clallam hosts live video for presidential candidate

Bernie Sanders, junior U.S. senator from Vermont and candidate for president in 2016, speaks by live video at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, for viewing at a number of sites across the country, including Clallam County Democratic Party headquarters, 124 W. First St., Port Angeles.

Before the viewing, the group will hold a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. to discuss plans for future grassroots activities to promote Sanders’ campaign.

Call Tim Wheeler at 683-0735 or e-mail for more information.

Guild’s thrift shop is 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, Aug. 1. Summer clothes for the entire family, furniture, household and kitchen items, fine jewelry, books, puzzles, shoes and games will be featured. Consignors and new volunteers always are wanted.

Call 683-7044 for more information.

Beer fest is benefit

7 Cedars Casino is hosting the 3rd Annual Far West Beer Fest from 1-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. The charity beer festival benefits The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the event. The event is 21 and over, ID is required. Ticket purchase includes five tasting tokens and souvenir tasting cup. Over 20 craft breweries will be participating on site, pouring over 40 beers and ciders.

Tickets are available at 7 Cedars Casino or online at

Riding for veterans

Native Horsemanship Riding Center, 396 Taylor Cutoff Road, Sequim, offers a free opportunity for veterans to connect with horses for fun and healing from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1.

The first 12 veterans to enroll will get a free 1.5-hour Wounded Warrior therapeutic riding session with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship certified instructor Yvette TwoRabbits.

Sessions begin at 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2 p.m. A free barbecue lunch of brats and all the fixings will be available for all vets and their families. Sign up at 775-4098.

For more information, e-mail and

OMC meeting cancelled

The Olympic Medical Center Board of Commissioners has cancelled its Aug. 5 board meeting. The next meeting of the board is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, in Linkletter Hall in the basement conference area of the Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.

Irrigation seminar set

Officials with WSU Extension Clallam County will have a free seminar for farmers and land owners on “The Impact of Irrigation” from 10 a.m.-noon with a tour of irrigation sites from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

Afternoon tour space is limited. Register at the WSU Extension Clallam County Office at 565-2679 to reserve your spot.

Coffee with mayor in park

The City of Sequim “Coffee with the Mayor” program continues in August.

Sequim residents can meet informally with Sequim Mayor Candace Pratt at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20, at the Water Reuse Interpretive Center at the Water Reuse Demonstration Park, just north of Carrie Blake Park at 500 N. Blake Ave.

The mayor will be at a different published location each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city or the community.

Contact Pratt at 582-0114 or with questions.

Fair vendors sought

Attention vendors: The Clallam County Fair still has some vendor spaces available, priced as low as $185 for the four days. The fair dates are Aug. 20-23. Visit or call the Fair Office at 417-2551 for an application.


Churches accepting food bank donations

Two Sequim churches are sponsoring a food drive for the Sequim and Port Angeles food banks because donations tend to drop during the summer months.

The food banks need canned tuna, peanut butter, canned vegetables, pasta and sauce, pancake mixes with syrup/jam and donations of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Donation sites in Sequim are at the Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St.; Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.; and Sequim Worship Center, 640 N. Sequim Ave. The Port Angeles Food Bank is at 402 S. Valley St.

For more information, contact Diana Stoffer at 683-5367 or the Sequim Food Bank at 683-1205.

Newcomers’ Club plans annual picnic

The Newcomers’ Club of the Olympic Peninsula is hosting its annual picnic at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Salt Creek Recreation Area. The club will provide the meat and members will bring sides to share. Dress in layers, bring a chair. Dogs on leash are welcome.

RSVP to 681-0713 by noon on Friday, July 31.

Keep the date: all-class Sequim High reunion

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 call 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.

Cost of registration per person is $25 and includes lunch on Saturday, Aug. 15, and a year’s subscription to the “Ditchwalker.” Dinner on Saturday night, Aug. 15, is $40 per person.

iMovie info discussed

The Strait Mac User’s Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

The topic is iMovie and the speaker will be SMUG member Rick Johnston. He will outline the basics of Apple’s newest version of iMovie — a great way to take pictures and video from a phone, tablet or camera and shape them into movie presentations to be easily shared and enjoyed by all. Refreshments will be served.

For more information call Jerry Freilich at 457-4660.

Youth plane rides set

EAA Chapter 430 hosts its third Young Eagle Rally, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Sequim Valley Airport. Young aviation enthusiasts,(ages 8-17) should bring their parents/guardians along for permission’s sake for free airplane rides.

In case of inclement weather, the rally will be postponed to the following Saturday (Aug. 22).

SmileMobile coming

The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile is coming to Sequim 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.

Rotarians plan 47th salmon bake

Sequim Noon Rotary’s 47th Annual Salmon Bake & BBQ is set for noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. Tickets are $16 with purchase of a pre-sale ticket and $18 at the door.” (Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at QFC from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 31-Aug. 1.) See a full story in the Aug. 5 edition of the Sequim Gazette.

See for more information.

Senior Nutrition menu

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. 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 30: Green salad, chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, refried beans, fruit cup

Friday, July 31: Spinach salad, spaghetti w/meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread, sherbet

Tuesday, Aug. 4: Spinach salad, braised beef tips, mashed potatoes, green beans, peaches w/cream

Wednesday, Aug. 5: Coleslaw, pulled pork sandwich, applesauce, berry cobbler.