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Set aside for soccer

Sequim City Council voted unanimously Monday night to dedicate an as yet undetermined area in the city's reuse water demonstration site for soccer fields and other uses.

The formal dedication allows Sequim Family Advocates and their partners to pursue funding and develop a 20-year lease or use agreement for the site.

The council also authorized developing a site plan for the fields but left operational issues such as scheduling and maintenance to be determined.

The decision will be subject to approval of the state departments of Ecology and Health approval and the future location of infrastructure for the James Center for Performing Arts.

Free NAMI class

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clallam County offers a free 12-week Family-to-Family Education Course for family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness.

Sessions begin 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at First Step Family Support Center, 325 E. Sixth Ave., Port Angeles.

For more information and registration, call 461-0851.

Farmland group

Sets annual meeting

Friends of the Fields hold its annual meeting from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 31 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

The agenda includes plans, accomplishments and hopes for the future and an expression of thanks to the organization's many volunteers.

Visit www.friendsofthe

Sequim Food Bank not

fundraising over phone

Managers at the Sequim Food Bank reported last week that several local citizens have received phone calls soliciting donations for the organization, but the food bank does not make these types of fundraising calls. Volunteer Stephen Rosales said to contact the food bank directly to make donations and not to give financially sensitive information to those who ask for it over the phone for the sake of the food bank. The Sequim Food Bank can be reached at 144 W. Alder St. or at 683-1205.

Beach Waters topic

of Newcomers' Club

The Newcomers' Club of the North Olympic Peninsula meets for its monthly luncheon Feb. 3 at the CrabHouse Restaurant, Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

David Fried, Washington State University director of the Beach Watcher Program, is the guest speaker.

All peninsula newcomers are encouraged to attend.

Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a pasta bar buffet with grilled chicken, soup, salad, dessert and beverage.

Cost of the luncheon is $14, including tax and gratuity, and $2.50 for beverage only.

Reservations may be made at 452-4902 or

Caring for someone with memory loss?

Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who also are providing care to a person with dementia.

A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. The next meeting is Feb. 9.

More information is available at 457-6360.

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