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McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim, has tickets on sale for the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 18-22 at the Seattle Convention Center. Call 681-2827 for further information.



Homeward Bound, the community land trust providing permanently affordable housing in Jefferson and Clallam counties, has opened its first office at the Incubator@Lincoln Center. An open house is planned from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 18. The public is invited to visit the new office and hear more about how to become involved in the community land trust movement.



Clallam County Family YMCA fitness coordinator Mikki Reidel recently completed and received certification for YogaFit Level 1 and is teaching "Strengthen & Stretch" at 10:30 am on Fridays. Reidel has instructed for 15 years at the YMCA and also teaches indoor cycling, power 1/2 hour and yoga.



Getta Rogers, formerly Y-ARTS and events director, has been promoted to director of development and communications for the Clallam County Family YMCA. Key accomplishments include oversight of the YMCA's fledgling art program, securing several grants and initiating a comprehensive marketing plan. She is also the founder and organizer of "A Taste of the Peninsula," a community event benefiting the YMCA's art program. Her new position supports the YMCA's increased focus on a comprehensive communication and financial development strategy.



Pianist Kathie Sharp has joined the faculty of Olympic Music School. Applications for January enrollments are being accepted for private instruction and adult classes in piano. Sharp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from University of Washington and believes that every person can learn to play music regardless of age. She has an extensive teaching and performing background.

For more information, see www.OlympicMusicSchool.com or call 681-0232. Additional classes in piano and lessons in voice, violin, viola and flute also are available. Check the Web site for details and fees. Gift certificates are available.



Van Goes Pizza, 814 C. St., Port Angeles, is now open from 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. seven days a week. The restaurant features pizza, burritos, tacos and tamales.

It also has take-and-bake desserts.

Contact business owner Clint Darrow at 417-5600, or click on www.vgth.com.



Harbinger Winery features a holiday open house from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 19-20 at 2358 Highway 101 West, Port Angeles.

Appetizers and wine tasting will be available for a donation and all proceeds will benefit the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Prizes for a Dec. 31 raffle will be on display at the open house. Harbinger Winery is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.

Adventures Through Kayaking is a kayak specialty retail shop, as well as a nationally acclaimed guide service. It is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment.

Both businesses are located at 2358 Highway 101 West, Port Angeles. Stop by or call Harbinger Winery at 452-4262, or Adventures Through Kayaking at 415-3015



Sequim Starbucks, 1095 W. Washington St., holds its annual "Cheer Party" from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Santa Claus will be available and people can sit, share their wish list, take pictures or just visit. A group of carolers will have sing-along books so all can join. Inside the lobby will be a Starbucks ornament decorating station as well as an opportunity to share in a partnership Starbucks has to fight AIDS in Africa. Visitors are invited to bring toys to stuff a fire truck and/or a police car. The toys will be distributed to children in need.



Peninsula Awards & Trophies, 241 E. Washington St., will be closed for machine maintenance and inventory Dec. 25-Jan. 4.

Regular store hours will resume Jan. 5, Monday-Thursday

9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Call 683-8842 or e-mail trophylady@olypen.com.



Sequim Pre-Three meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. Winter sign-up is starting for parents/guardians of toddlers. Winter class starts Jan. 9.

Sequim Pre-Three is a non-profit organization for ages 10 months to 3 1/2 years in age. Parents/guardians participate in discussion groups led by Peninsula College. The children participate in activities led by an experienced early childhood educator. Parents can earn a Family Life Education Certificate through Peninsula Community College.

The fee for the quarter is $75 for 11 weeks with a one-time $25 registration fee.

Call 582-0528 for information and registration.



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