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Art program wins excellence award

The art program of the Clallam County Family YMCA has received the Gibson Excellence Award for outstanding arts programming. This is the second such award for the YMCA in as many years. The program will receive a grant of $1,000 from the Gibson Foundation.

Getta Rogers, YMCA art and events director, attributes the art program's success to finding balance with quality and value. The program enjoys local support with "A Taste of the Peninsula," a unique annual benefit featuring area chefs, food producers and wineries. The second annual event, sponsored by Westsound Bank, was held Nov. 1 and netted more than $14,000 for the program, up $2,000 from last year.

For more information about the YMCA or its community art program, visit or call 452-9244.

Call for artists

The Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance is looking for artists to submit proposals for its 2009 "Art in Public Places" project. The resulting sculptures will be installed at the North Olympic Fuchsia Society Garden on Washington Street. Proposals from artists in Clallam and Jefferson counties are being considered for the creation and installation of these five sculptures. Projects that involve the collaboration of different artists are highly encouraged.

Artists will be paid a stipend for labor and materials and the resulting artwork will become the property and responsibility of the city of Sequim.

While the sculptures will be installed in a garden area, artists are not limited to flora and fauna themes. The goal is to enhance the natural beauty of the garden area. Sculptures should be freestanding but permanently installed in or on the ground. Each sculpture will be outdoors and should have a minimum 20-year life.

E-mail proposals to Proposals should contain a completed application form, description and details for the proposed artwork (including a visual representation of the proposed artwork), statement of concept and an artist resume/biography. To get an application and a more detailed set of guidelines, go to For additional questions, contact Jean Wyatt at 360-477-3750 or

Randall Tomaras displays

photos at First Friday Art Walk

Photographer Randall Tomaras will display images of barns of Clallam County at financial advisor Brett Keehn's office, 193 W. Cedar St., as part of the Sequim First Friday Art Walk and throughout the month of December. Tomaras will be at the Friday Art Walk with more than 50 prints in addition to the 18 on display.

Sequim duplicate bridge club

• Nov. 21 game

N/S: 1. Mona VanDyke-Tom Markley; 2. Carol Keller-Julie Gray; 3. Charles Jones-Jim De Vogler; 4. Bruce Beh-David Carter.

E/W: 1. Jim Tilzey-Bob Wilkinson; 2. Larry Phelps-Ted Miller; 3. Marge Knee-Ruby Mantle; 4. Mary Norwood-June Nelson.

• Nov. 24 game

N/S: 1. David Jackson-Arlene Nunnally; 2. Paula Cramer-Wilma Lambert; 3. Suzanne Berg-Tom Loveday; 4. Patrick Thomson-Thomas Larsen.

E/W: 1. Larry Phelps-Carol Keller; 2. Bob Wilkinson-Vern Nunnally; 3. Pete Mayberg-Mary Norwood; 4. June Nelson-Phyllis Thompson.

Center open for reservations

Carlsborg Conference Center hosts a no-commission gallery to artists, photographers and crafters who are interested in creating their own event. Reservations are available by the hour, day or week. The center is centrally located between Sequim and Port Angeles at 865 Carlsborg Road, Suite E, across from the Carlsborg Post Office.

Call 582-1919 for reservations or to schedule a tour.

Senior menu

Here are the Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus, served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation $3. Menus are subject to change.

Wednesday Dec. 3 - Turkey tetrazzini, baked tomato, mixed vegetables, glass of juice, cookies

Thursday Dec. 4 - Cook's choice

Friday Dec. 5 - Orange chicken, steamed rice and barley, stir fried vegetables, tossed green salad, sherbet

Monday Dec. 8 - Clam chowder, fish and chips, coleslaw, fresh fruit

Tuesday Dec. 9 - Grilled chicken patty sandwich with lettuce and tomato, corn cobbette, tomato soup, lemon bar.

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