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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 March 18 - Three-bean salad, beef stew with vegetables, broccoli, corn bread, baked apple slices
Thursday March 19 - Cook's choice
Friday March 20 - Spinach salad, baked potato with chili, cheese, and sour cream, Oriental style vegetables, cinnamon coffee cake
Monday March 23 - Fruited gelatin, baked ham with pineapple, whipped sweet potatoes, parslied cauliflower, oat muffin
Tuesday March 24 - Rainbow pasta salad, herb baked fish, Italian vegetables, apricot crisp.
2009 Irrigation Festival button competition
in full swing
Greywolf and Helen Haller Elementary School fifth-graders will sell Sequim Irrigation Festival buttons from tomorrow, March 19, through Thursday, March 26. The top three sellers from each school receive prizes. The first-place winner wins a new bicycle.
The award ceremonies are
scheduled for Thursday, March 26, at 9 a.m. at Greywolf Elementary, 171 Carlsborg Road, and at 11:30 a.m. at Helen Haller Elementary, 350 W. Fir St.
The 2009 button was designed by Greywolf Elementary fifth-grader Caleb Simonson.
The Irrigation Festival Kickoff Dinner on March 28 marks the beginning for much of the festival, May 3-10. It introduces 2009 festival dignitaries and the recently selected 2009 royalty.
It is a major fundraising event for the festival and there will be a live auction for festival pins and donated items, as well as a silent auction.
It doesn't take a lot of money to help the festival. So come join the fun with good food and great people on Saturday, March 28, in the Club Seven Room at 7 Cedars Casino, starting at 5 p.m.
Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance at KeyBank, Frick Drug or the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in Sequim.
Bits of history presented
Terry Buchanan presents "Fort Casey - Defense of the Pacific Northwest" from 10 a.m.-noon March 20 as part of "Bits of History at the Old Dungeness School House."
The program includes discussion about Fort Casey, Fort Warden and Fort Flagler.
From 10 a.m.-noon March 27, Norm Stevens presents "Maritime History," discussing how the Olympic Peninsula was discovered, explored and inhabited.
The Old Dungeness School House is located at 2781 Towne Road, Sequim.
Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted for the preservation of the Old Dungeness School House.
Join a cooperative
The Blue Whole Gallery welcomes new members. For more information, call the gallery at 681-6033 or stop by 129 W. Washington St., to pick up an application. New members must be asked to join, based on their works.
Hospital guild offers scholarships
April 30 is the deadline for students majoring in a subject or program in the medical field who wish to apply for Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild's scholarships.
To be eligible for a 2009-2010 scholarship, applicants must be Clallam County residents who have been accepted at a four-year college or medical school as full-time students and entering at least their junior year of college.
To apply, write Scholarship Committee, Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild, P.O. Box 487, Sequim, WA 98382, or call 683-4461.
Hospice offers grief recovery series
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County offers a five-week grief recovery series beginning 1-3 p.m. March 30 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim.
Preregistration is required. The program is free.
Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers meet at 6 p.m. March 18 at the Red Cross office, 151 Ruth's Place, Carlsborg, for monthly training.
Local resources for recovering from a disaster will be updated.
Red Cross volunteers prepare and respond to disaster incidents in the community, including house fires.
Resources for immediate assistance to persons affected by disaster are provided by the Red Cross.
Additional recovery resources are drawn from available community resources.
Volunteers can attend the meeting or call the Red Cross office at 457-7933 for more information about training and application procedures.
'Enter Stage Left'
The inauguration of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center's Friday evening event, "Enter Stage Left" starts at 7 p.m. March 27.
Rebecca Redshaw and Marianne Trowbridge read Redshaw's eclectic assortment of fictional stories inspired by actual events.
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center "Enter Stage Left" Friday night programs begin April 1 and continue through May 1.
Other artists scheduled to perform include Jim Stapleton and Diana Bigelow, The Soundscape trio, Max Mania, Alan Brock-Richmond and Captn' Galex C, and Carmen Germain.
Donations are welcomed at the door and all shows start at 7 p.m.
"Enter Stage Left" details can be found at www.pafac.org or 457-3532.
The AAA Driver Improvement Program is accepting reservations for its one-day refresher course on defensive driving skills. It will be held from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 27 at Pioneer Memorial Park Clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.
The course gives guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence.
Successful course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and older for automobile insurance premium discounts.
However, all ages are welcome to attend.
There will be an hour break for lunch.
The price of the program is $16 per person.
Call 800- 462-3728.
support group scheduled
Ruth Marcus facilitates a Remarkable Women Support Group from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesdays beginning April 1.
The six-week program offers opportunity to examine beliefs, values, strengths and courage and awaken inner wisdom to make changes and face challenges.
Group size is limited to eight.
Contact Marcus at 681-2205 or