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Community news briefs — May 16, 2018 |

Community news briefs — May 16, 2018

County board to talk RV use at meeting

The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The meeting agenda includes a discussion of recommendations for recreational vehicle use on developed and vacant undeveloped residential lots.

For more information, call 360-417-2277.

Hospital guild’s thrift shop open Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guilds thrift shop at 204 W. Bell St., Sequim, will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Featured is a new mahogany secretary desk, a new wedding dress with all the accessories (size medium), new queen size comforter with sheets and a vintage game set from the 1950s. Puzzles, games, fine jewelry and handbags, kitchen accessories, dishware and furniture complete the inventory along with spring fashions for the entire family. Consignors and volunteers always needed. Call 360-683-7044 for information.

‘Coffee with Mayor’ continues in May

The City of Sequim “Coffee with the Mayor” program continues in May. Members of the Sequim Service Fest Committee will join Mayor Dennis Smith at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at Black Bear Diner, 1471 E. Washington St.

The City of Sequim is working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and First Federal to sponsor a group of volunteer RV “Cara-A-Vanners,” who will be coming to Sequim June 4–15 to work on neighborhood improvement project. The two weeks will be filled with special events and opportunities for the community to take part in the Service Fest. For a full schedule, visit

The mayor will be at a 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 Smith at for more information.

Learn all about light pollution issues

“Battle Against Light Pollution,” a community presentation hosted by the Sierra Club North Olympic Group as part of its free series of public programs, is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the county commissioner’s meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. (The meeting location has changed since the event was first announced.)

Learn about how the International Dark-Sky Association’s efforts to combat light pollution and recognize Dark Sky Preserves, explore light pollution causes, its effects on wildlife and human health, and its carbon footprint, learn some astronomy and about mankind’s connection to the night sky, and hear how to effectively fight and eliminate light pollution.

Purser re-elected to energy board

Will Purser, Clallam County PUD commissioner who represents the east end of the county, was recently re-elected by Energy Northwest’s Board of Directors to serve a four-year term as a director on the agency’s Executive Board.

The 11-member Executive Board establishes the policies that govern the operations of the organization.

Purser has served as PUD Commissioner since April of 2001, having come to the PUD with 28 years of business and engineering experience in the energy industry. He was appointed to Energy Northwest’s Board of Directors in April of 2008 and was first elected to the Executive Board in June 2010.

Energy Northwest is a joint action agency comprised of 27 public utility districts and municipalities that develops, owns and operates a mix of carbon-free electricity generating resources including hydro, solar, nuclear and wind projects.

Wellness, life planning fair set for May 22

A Wellness and Life Planning Fair is set for 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the Red Cedar Hall Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, in Blyn.

This free event is open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

Representatives from the following areas will present general information during a panel discussion set for 1:30-3 p.m. They will be available for questions before and after the presentation.

Topics covered include: assisted living, home health care, hospice, independent retirement living, legal planning, Medicare and long term care insurance, memory care, skilled nursing/rehabilitation, and veteran benefits.

Call 360-681-4632 or email to for more information.

‘Great Decisions’ to talk China relations

The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group meets next from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, May 18, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. The group’s topic will examine China and its relationship with the rest of the world.

Meetings take place the first and third Fridays of the month in the public meeting room at the library. For more about the group, visit, choose “Great Decisions” and search in the “Groups” section.

Free dinner set at Trinity United

A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

The meal includes meatballs, baked beans, potato salad, vegetables, dessert and beverages.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner, or by email to

The church normally presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month, but the May dinner is scheduled one week earlier to avoid a conflict with preparations for the church’s annual rummage sale.

‘Be Aware Fair’

The Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., hosts a “Be Aware Fair” from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Free and open to the public, the event features: “GIVESMART!, Charity Fraud” (Office of the Secretary of State); “Elder Investmnent Fraud” (Dept. Of Financial Institutions); “Services for Seniors, Scams (Office of the Attornet General); “Utilities Fraid” (Utilities and Transportation Commission); “Contractor Fraud” (Labor and Industries) and “Senior Medicare Patrol” (SHIBA). Call 360-683-6806.

Beta Nu offers grants for future educators

The Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma recently announced the group’s July 1 grant deadline for future educators.

These are grants for graduates of Clallam County high schools or students who have completed two years of work at Peninsula College. Applicants must be a student at either the junior or senior level in a teacher training program in an accredited institution of higher learning.

Applications must be postmarked by July 1 to be considered eligible for the deadline. Applications are available at

Interested applicants with questions may contact Kathy Strozyk at 360-683-1299 or, or Sharle Osborne at

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