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Clallam Transit hosts public meetings

Clallam Transit System will host a six-year Comprehensive Transportation Plan update beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. Discussion will include what Clallam Transit services will look like next year and into the future, a review of short-term service improvements and a priority list of suggested long-term service enhancements. The meeting is open to the public and there will be a comment period. For questions or further information, call 800-848-3747.

Fifth Sunday breakfast

The VFW Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary will serve breakfast from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at the post annex, 169 E. Washington St., Sequim. Cost is $5. On the menu are chicken fried steak, hash browns and eggs.

Five Acre School begins

'Bare Necessities' drive

Five Acre School is supporting the North Olympic Foster Care Association by holding the "Bare Necessities" drive. Now until Friday, Dec. 5, the community can donate warm winter essentials for children in foster care. Drop-off locations are the Dungeness Kids Company in Sequim next to the QFC and Five Acre School at 515 Lotzgesell Road in Sequim. The Port Angeles drop-off location is Curtis Interiors on First Street. For more information, call Mary Jane Blanton at 360-301-3966.

County offers free HIV testing

Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services will join other organizations across the country to recognize World AIDS Day by offering free HIV testing from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 1. No appointment is necessary. The testing will be offered at Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services in Port Angeles, 223 E. Fourth St. For more information, call 360-274-2274.

Windermere returns to community

The offices of Windermere Real Estate, well-known for their large Christmas light displays, will be foregoing that holiday tradition this year.

"We are dimming our lights and going with much smaller displays this year in honor of the community," said Terry Neske, owner, "and turning the proceeds back to the community by sponsoring a Windermere Family Photo Day at the Santa in Sand display."

Admission to the display is one can of food per person. Neske and his agents have promised to match the canned food donations received during their event can for can.

Residents of Clallam County are invited to join the staff of the Windermere offices in Port Angeles and Sequim for holiday refreshments and for a free photo with Santa from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Landing mall. Residents and their families and pets will sit with Santa and have their photo taken digitally. The finished prints will be available at no charge for pick-up at The Camera Corner.

Human rights speak-out planned

A Human Rights Day speak-out will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Veterans Memorial Park at Fourth and Lincoln streets in Port Angeles. The event is to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by demanding an end to the Border Patrol checkpoints and by envisioning a world without wars and occupations; a world that defends civil liberties and assures economic justice for all. Co-sponsored by the Stop the Checkpoints Committee, the Green Party and Veterans for Peace. Call 360-390-4280 (Port Townsend), 452-7534 (Port Angeles) or e-mail to

Change of watch for yacht club

A change of watch takes place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Sequim Bay Yacht Club, John Wayne Marina. The 2009 bridge is comprised of commodore, David Spencer; vice commodore, Jean Heessels-Petit; rear commodore, Jim Jones; secretary, Mary Stearns; assistant secretary, Missy Church-Smith; treasurer, Janet Clark; assistant treasurer, Mike Clark; immediate past commodore, Joel Magisos; trustees, Mark Lewis, Bill Russell and David Gittleman. For more information, see

Thanksgiving closures

Clallam Transit. No service Nov. 27, regular schedule Nov. 28. 452-4511 or 800-858-3747.

PUD. Closed Nov. 27-28. 452-9771.

Sequim City Hall. Closed Nov. 27. 683-4139.

County Courthouse. Closed Nov. 27-28. 417-2000.

SARC. Open Nov. 27. 683-3344.

Sequim Senior Activity Center. Office closed Nov. 27-28. 683-6806.

Sequim Library. Closed Nov. 27. 683-1161.

Sequim School District. Closed Nov. 27-28. 582-3260.

Post office mail delivery. Post office and front lobby closed, no mail delivery on Nov. 27. 683-5501.

Sequim Museum and Arts Center. Closed Nov. 27-29. 683-8110 or 681-2257.

Boys & Girls Clubs. Closed Nov. 27-28. 683-8095.

Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic. Closed Nov. 27-28. 582-0218.

Banks will be closed Nov. 27.

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