Community news in brief

Council seeks appointees; planning meeting cancelled; VIPS schedules seminar; NAMI to show film; more

Council seeks appointees

The Sequim City Council is seeking representatives to serve on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. Two members shall be representatives of businesses required to collect the lodging tax and two members shall be persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received from lodging tax funds. Applications are available at Sequim City Hall, 226 N. Sequim Ave., by calling 683-4139 or on the website at Submit applications to Sequim City Hall, attn.: City Clerk, no later than 4 p.m. June 27.

Planning meeting cancelled

The June 18 Clallam County Planning Commission meeting is cancelled. The commission will reconvene July 2.

VIPS schedules seminar

The Vision Loss Center and VIPS (Visually Impaired Persons of Sequim) will be conducting a free seminar from noon-3 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave., on independent living for the visually impaired in the community. Topics will include public transportation, available alternative transportation, shopping, crossing streets, how to select assistance and various other subjects. During the seminar, equipment and other devices to assist individuals with vision loss will be available for examination and possible purchase. For more information, call Kyle Parrish at 683-5301 or Gary Mackenstadt at 683-1263 or see

NAMI to show film

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Clallam County will feature the film, “Reign Over Me” at its monthly public outreach program at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in the Linkletter Hall of Olympic Medical Center. Attendance is open and there is no charge. A brief business meeting for all NAMI members will be held prior to the movie at 6:30 p.m. in Linkletter Hall. For more information, call 452-5244.

OMC board to meet

The Olympic Medical Center Board of Commissioners will meet in its regularly scheduled meeting today, June 18, at 6 p.m. in Linkletter Hall in the basement conference area of Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles. Call 417-7705.

Scholarships offered

Soroptimist International of Sequim will award three Continuing Education Scholarships of $2,000 each. Applications must be postmarked by July 15. Applicants must be female graduates of Sequim High School or have a legal address within the Sequim School District. They also need to have completed one year of post-secondary education and will be continuing their education in the fall of 2014. Download applications at (click “Educational Support”) or call Pat Willis at 797-1251.

Magician to appear at peninsula libraries

Magician Jeff Evans presents “Science Magic” to kick-off the North Olympic Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program, “Fizz Boom Read.” Evans performs at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, at the Port Angeles Library, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Sequim Library (or, in the case of rain, Sequim Middle School cafeteria), and again at the Port Angeles Library at 2 p.m. June 24. The program is presented as part of “Fizz Boom Read, NOLS’ annual Summer Reading Program for young people of all ages, which runs through Saturday, Aug. 2, at all four NOLS libraries: Sequim, Port Angeles, Clallam Bay and Forks. In addition to enjoying books and reading, participants will be eligible for prizes, including a grand prize.

Thrift shop open

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guilds Thrift Shop at 204 Bell St. in Sequim will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Featured this month will be summer fashions in clothing for everyone, lots of games, fine jewelry, household items and furniture, kitchen accessories and framed pictures. Consignors and volunteers are always needed. Call 683-7044 for more information.

Yacht club to hold races

The Oasis Bar & Grill in Sequim is sponsoring the Thistle District Championship on Saturday-Sunday, June 21-22 at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road. Thistle sailboats from all over the Northwest will be descending onto Sequim Bay and will be competing in the Pacific Northwest District Championships. The regatta is hosted by the Seattle Thistle Fleet #61 and the Sequim Bay Yacht & Sailing Club. A complete notice of race can be found at

Learn about gleaning

WSU Clallam County Extension will have a free gleaning informational gathering at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at Renaissance, 401 E. Front St., Port Angeles. The purpose of the meeting is for disseminating information on gleaning, which is the activity of collecting excess and unwanted produce from farms and gardens in support of food outreach programs. Contact Meggan Uecker, Waste Reduction coordinator, WSU Extension Clallam County, at 417-2279 or

Masons host lecture

“Freemasonry in Tolstoy’s War and Peace” is the next lecture at Sequim’s Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave., set for 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24. The lecture examines how Masonry plays a pivotal part in the epic 19th-century Russian novel. The presentation is the fourth of a six-part public lecture series celebrating the upcoming 100th anniversary of the lodge. For more information, call Don Williams at 504-1180.

Freethinkers to meet

The monthly meeting of the Juan De Fuca Freethinkers is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25. The quarterly no-host dinner is at the Dynasty restaurant, 990 E. Washington St., Sequim. Call 683-6511. RSVP by June 24 by e-mail ( or call 683-5648. The Juan de Fuca Freethinkers is a nonprofit educational and social group consisting of local secularists who use science and reason to increase understanding of the universe and to improve the human condition.

Sequim Pre-3 now enrolling for summer session

Sequim Pre-3 Co-op is a nonprofit early learning program for parents and children (ages 10 months-6 years). Parents come weekly with their children for a variety of activities including music, art, social interactions, dramatic and outdoor play. Summer classes start at 9:30 a.m. on July 9 at the Sequim Worship Center, 640 N. Sequim Ave., and run for six weeks. For more information, call Sonja Ralph at 504-1011 or see

Trinity dinner set

A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. The meal includes hamburger stew, creamed corn, green 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.

Weed Control Board seeks end of Scotch broom

For the first time, The Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board will send out a notice to 30,000 homes on the North Olympic Peninsula in coupon mailers on June 25 on how to remove Scotch broom. The advisory asks you to remove Scotch broom due to fire hazards, increased allergies and invasion of natural habitats. Organizers plan to mail it out again next year as the plants are beginning to bloom. Weed wrenches are available by calling 417-2442 or 417-2779.

Fliers’ group meets

The June meeting of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) hosts Mike Lavelle, director of the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The meeting is at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, in hangar 10 at Sequim Valley Airport. The meeting is followed by a potluck.

Newcomers gather

The Newcomers’ Club of the Olympic Peninsula will be having its next luncheon on Tuesday, July 1, at The Cedars at Dungeness Legends Room, 1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim. Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m. The program will be the Art of Bonsai. Bob Stack of the Dungeness Bonsai Society will bring several bonsai plants and discuss bonsai care and shaping illustrated with living plants. RSVP by noon June 27 to or 504-2522.

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, June 19: Fruit cup, Italian sausage w/peppers and onions, steamed rice, bread pudding

Friday, June 20: Salad, mac and cheese w/ham, vegetable, dessert

Monday, June 23: Salad, spaghetti, vegetable, dessert from Sinclair Place

Tuesday, June 24: Strawberry salad, roasted pork, baked sweet potato, asparagus, baked apples

Wednesday, June 25: Waldorf salad, chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, lima beans, peach crisp