Winter weather cancels/postpones Sequim events

Sequim’s wild winter weather doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon, with more snow falling in Sequim early this week and a possibility of more storms later this week.

Snowfall either closed or prompted early releases/late starts at Sequim schools five times in the past week-and-a-half. “The City (of Sequim) has assisted us in beginning campus cleanup efforts, however there is still significant work to be done,” school officials said in a release on Feb. 11. See www.sequimschools.org for updates.

Here’s an update on what’s happening around town with other recent event cancellations and postponements:

Pageant postponed

The Sequim Irrigation Festival Royalty Pageant, originally set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Sequim High School auditorium, has been postponed.

No makeup date has been set yet. See the festival’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SequimIrrigationFestival.

Rally in the Alley on hold

The Rally in the Alley neighborhood cleanup event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, was cancelled because of inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled for March, City of Sequim officials said. Contact Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Colleen Robinson at 360-775-3742 or colleen@habitatclallam.org for more information.

Community orchestra to reset concert

Sequim Community Orchestra is postponing the group’s concert originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9. “When rescheduled the new date will be posted on our website (at) sequimcommunityorchestra.org,” Case Schmidt posted on Facebook.

OMC at ‘essential levels’

Health care services at Olympic Medical Center’s campuses in Sequim and Port Angeles were being pared back as pf Monday, Feb. 11.

“Non-essential elective surgeries have been cancelled for the day, but hospital services remain available,” OMC officials said Monday. “Olympic Medical Physician clinics are open today, including the OMP Walk-in Clinics in Port Angeles and Sequim. We will provide updates as clinic hours need to change due to the weather storm and road conditions.”

See www.facebook.com/OlympicMedicalCenter for OMC updates.

City meeting canceled

The Sequim City Council meeting for this Feb. 11 was canceled. “City staff will continue to monitor conditions and have a contingency plan in place should weather conditions worsen,” the city said Monday. “Residents are asked to call 9-1-1 if they have an emergency or see someone in need. Police and Fire are prepared to respond, despite road conditions.”

Port cancels meeting

The Port of Port Angeles’ Tuesday, Feb. 12, meeting has been canceled and will be rescheduled, port officials said. See www.portofpa.com.

Chamber of Commerce puts off annual meeting

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership meeting set for Tuesday, Feb. 12, was also postponed.

Science Café canceled

The Sequim Education Foundation’s Sicence Café set for Tuesday, Feb. 12, was canceled. The event was to feature University of Washington research scientist Dr. Angela Rowe presenting “Why are Argentina’s thunderstorms possibly the most intense on Earth?”

Yacht club postpones general meeting

The Sequim Bay Yacht Club has canceled its general meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13, because of the inclement weather. Guest speaker Dr. Darlene Schanfald will be rescheduled for another month.

WOW! Forum canceled

The WOW! Working On Wellness Forum, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church with speaker Dr. Michael McBride, has been canceled. Call 360-582-0218.

Singing valentines quieted

Hot Apple Pie, a registered quartet with Sweet Adelines International, had planned to deliver “Valograms” in Sequim from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day (Thursday, Feb. 14). But with inclement weather has encouraged organizers to cancel the fundraiser. Call Roberta Cooper at 360-809-0730 or email to hotapplepiesings@gmail.com.

Night to Shine rescheduling

Clallam Mosaic’s Night to Shine, an annual event that serves as a prom-like experience for area residents with disabilities set for Friday, Feb. 8, at Port Angeles’ Vern Burton Center, was postponed. Organizers say they will host the event at a later date. For updates about a makeup date, see www.facebook.com/ClallamNTS. Visit www.clallamnighttoshine.org for more information about the local event.

‘Friends’ event canceled

The Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church’s free Supper and Show, set for Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the church (1291 N. Barr Road), has also been canceled. See www.pefcpa.com or call Diane Hanes at 360-417-0422 for more about the series or the church.

Book Wars final pushed back

The North Olympic Library System’s Book Wars competition scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8, has been postponed to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., because of inclement weather.

Veterans conference postponed

The Women Veterans Conference and Luncheon scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10, has been delayed because of the weather. Organizers said the conference will be rescheduled for another Friday, “probably a Friday in April.” For more information, email vetconnect@olycap.org or call 360-344-4940.

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