Community news in brief – Nov. 18, 2015

Biker toy run on tap; equine clinic planned; new bridge gets first test with storm; thrift shop open Saturday, more

Equine clinic planned

The Olympic Peninsula Equine Network will host a equine veterinary clinic beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 554 Roupe Road, Sequim. Services available are teeth floating (make appointment) castration, vaccinations, worming. Fees apply.

Call 360-207-1688 for more information.


New bridge gets first test with storm

The new span of the steel bridge at Railroad Bridge Park held its own luck on Friday, Nov. 13. Two trees fell that afternoon after the Dungeness River swept out their roots, said Powell Jones, executive director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

“I’m happy to report the new section took it like a champ,” he said.

Park host Charlie Yozgott reported to Jones that when the trees hit the bridge it rang out like a bell, Jones said.

There isn’t a set date for reopening the bridge and its portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail but Powell said they still anticipate it opening by the end of the year.


Biker toy run on tap

The annual Salvation Army Biker Toy Run will begin with registration from 10-11:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, Blyn. Registration is $10 per bike.

The ride to the Salvation Army, 206 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles, begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Jonathon at 460-7083.

Thrift shop open Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop at 204 W. Bell St. in Sequim will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Featured this Saturday will be a vintage 1940s wedding gown and hairpiece, unique Christmas decorations, warm clothing for everyone, fine jewelry, dish ware and fine crystal serving pieces and much more.

All white-tagged items will be marked half-price. Consigners and volunteers always are needed.

Call 683-7044 for information.

Aviation enthusiasts set monthly meeting

EAA Chapter 430 hosts its November meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Hangar 15 at the Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane. The speaker is Brion Toss of Yacht Riggers (Port Townsend) who will talk about rigging boats and how that correlates to rigging planes.


Rally on climate change set

Olympic Climate Action is hosting a rally in advance of the upcoming meeting of world leaders in Paris at the Convention of Parties (COP)21. The event called “Put a Cork in It – Rally for Climate Action,” will be at the east entrance of the Port Angeles Boat Haven at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Participants are invited to bring an umbrella, a musical instrument and signs with messages to world leaders. For more information, see

Usborne Book Fair planned

Dungeness Speech and Language, 803-C Carlsborg Road, Carlsborg, hosts a holiday open house and Usborne Book Fair from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. Enjoy a refreshment, browse a selection of Usborne books, place holiday orders and meet the speech language pathologists. Learn tips for using books to boost language skills with toddlers and young children.

For more information, see

Have a Trinity Thanksgiving

A traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner will be served at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

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 free dinner is part of Trinity’s community dinner program. Dinners normally are served on the last Thursday of each month, but because of other holiday season activities, there will be no dinner in December.

Free T-Day dinner at Hardy’s

This holiday season Hardy’s Market, 10200 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim, is inviting the public to enjoy a complimentary traditional Thanksgiving dinner beginning at 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. No early birds please.

Dine in or take out one per person while supplies last.

PFOA seeks pet food donations

Peninsula Friends of Animals has an urgent need for donations of canned and dry cat food for its rescued cats and kittens as well as for its pet food bank for low-income pet owners who are experiencing crisis situations and don’t have the funds to feed their cats and dogs. Any amount would be truly appreciated.

The shelter phone number is 452-0414 for additional information.

Free Thanksgiving dinner

Queen of Angeles Catholic Church invites the public to a community Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles.

Santa will be stopping by. Coats, hats and gloves will be given out to those in need along with a Faith, Hope and Love bag (sundries).

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, Nov. 20: Green salad, shepherd pie, steamed broccoli, dinner roll, fruit cup

Tuesday, Nov. 24: Tossed salad, spaghetti w/meat sauce, cauliflower, garlic bread, melon slices

Wednesday, Nov. 25: Ambrosia, cranberry salad, roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie.

Guild plans bazaar

A holiday bazaar, hosted by the Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.

There will be at least 30 vendors and all proceeds go to SCH for research and uncompensated care. Food available for purchase.