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Blood drives

• 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., 3:15-5:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Maple Street and Sequim Avenue. Scheduling is on a first-come, first served basis without appointments. Anyone in good health, age 18 or older can donate. Call 681-2596.

• 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with a lunch break 12:30-1:15 p.m. Dec. 22 at Sequim Elks Lodge, 135 Port Williams Road, Sequim. Call 582-0382.

The art of

music and dance

Aspire Academy of Expressive Arts students will perform three recitals Dec. 12-14 at the Sequim High School auditorium. Friday's 7 p.m. program features more than 50 students and faculty playing a variety of seasonal pieces, the Aspire children's choirs and trio, and harpist Katie Rose. Saturday and Sunday recitals, starting at 3:30 p.m., feature ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and cheerdance students, as well as the Aspire children's choirs and trio. Performances are open to the public. Tickets cost $5 per person, ages 3 and older, and are available at the door. For more information, call Aspire Academy of Expressive Arts at 681-3979 or go online to

December book sale scheduled

Friends of Sequim Library's December book sale will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the building behind the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. Call 683-1161.

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. 10 - Meatloaf, potatoes and gravy, Harvard beets, three-bean salad, bread pudding

Thursday Dec. 11 - Cook's choice

Friday Dec. 12 - Baked ham, yams, brussels sprouts, tossed green salad, peach crisp

Monday Dec. 15 - Hot turkey sandwich, whipped potatoes, California mixed vegetables, vegetable soup, baked apples

Tuesday Dec. 16 - Chicken enchilada casserole, refried beans, marinated vegetable salad, mixed berries.

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