Coronavirus crisis forces more cancellations, postponements

Coffee with the Mayor

The City of Sequim’s April 23 Coffee with the Mayor meeting has been cancelled because of statewide meeting restrictions surrounding the 2019 novel coronavirus issue. The city is working on a virtual solution that will hopefully be in place for the May Coffee with the Mayor meeting if necessary, city officials said this week.

Contact Mayor William Armacost at for more information.

Gardiner cemetery commission

All future meetings for the Gardiner Community Cemetery Commissioners are cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Look for notifications in the Sequim Gazette when restrictions are lifted and the commission meeting resume meetings, normally held at the Gardiner Community Center.

For more information, call Diane Martin at 360-797-7515.

Fairview Grange event

The Fairview Grange’s Pot Roast Dinner scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, has been cancelled, grange members said.

“We care about the health and welfare of our attendees and want to ensure that we are not contributing to spread of coronavirus throughout our community,” Patti Morris said last week.

The grange’s next event is Tuesday, May 26, a Taco Tuesday and Chinese Dessert Auction set for 5 p.m. at 2123 Lake Farm Road, Port Angeles.

Duck Derby

The Duck Derby, an annual fundraiser for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, has been suspended indefinitely.

The 31st iteration of the event was scheduled for May at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles.

For more information or updates, see or call 360-417-7144.

State Parks free days

Washington State Parks is postponing its two scheduled free days in April because of coronavirus-related park closures.

April 11 and April 22 — a spring free day and Earth Day, respectively — were to be the fourth and fifth of 12 State Parks free days in 2020, when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass for day-use visits to a park.

Based on Gov. Jay Inslee’s extension of Washington’s stay at home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, Washington state parks will remain closed through May 4.

State Parks will designate two days later in the year to make up for the missed free days in April.

History Tales

The North Olympic History Center has cancelled its History Tales programs for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season. The lecture series resumes the 2020-2021 season on Sunday, Oct. 4.

The History Center’s Vintage sale, scheduled for June 5-6, has been postponed to Aug. 7-8.

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