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Meeting Calendar

Meetings are listed based on written notification to The Gazette. Listings can be sent to The Gazette through e-mail at donnam@sequimgazette.com, faxed to 683-6670, mailed to P.O. Box 1750, Sequim WA 98382 or dropped off in our office at 147 W. Washington, Sequim. The deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the next week's edition. Please note new e-mail address.



Daily

• AA meetings. Various meeting times, locations each day. 452-4212. www.nopaa.org.

• Al-Anon. Various meeting times, locations. 452-6973.

• Boy Scouts of America. Various meeting times, locations for Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venture Crew troops. 800-272-6865 or www.joinscouts.net.

• League of Women Voters. Various meeting times, locations. 681-3757.

• NA meetings. Numerous meetings in the county at various times each day. 477-9367.

• Weight Watchers. Numerous meetings in the county at various times each day. 800-651-6000.



Wednesday April 1

• Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Masonic Hall, 700 S. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 681-0795.

• TOPS. 9-9:45 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting. Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. 582-9797.

• Olympic Driftwood Sculptors. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road. 681-2535 or 683-6860.

• Peninsula Driftwood Artists. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim. 681-8825.

• Ladies of Elks. 10 a.m. Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim. 683-7907.

• Christian Student Fellowship. Noon-12:45 p.m. ASC conference room adjacent to Pirate Union Building at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. 461-2849 or www.pc.ctc.edu/life/fellowship.asp.

• Pants Party. Weight-loss support group. 1-2 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. 415 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. $10. 683-8844.

• Guide Dogs for the Blind/Puppy Pilots. Informational meeting 3 p.m. Home Depot parking lot, 1145 W. Washington St., Sequim. 582-0560 or www.puppypilots.org.

• Port Angeles Duplicate Bridge Club. 5 p.m. Crafts room at Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. 457-7704.

• Sequim Irrigation Festival Planning Committee. Volunteers interested in planning for the 2009 festival are invited.

6 p.m. dinner, 6:30 p.m. meeting. Mariner Cafe, 707 E. Washington St., Sequim. 683-3408

• Hurricane Ridge RV Club. Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Joshua's Restaurant, 113 Del Guzzi Drive, Port Angeles. 681-7654 or 683-0120.

• Clallam County Planning Commission. 6:30 p.m. Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, enter from Fourth Street. 417-2000.

• Sequim Assembly International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. 7 p.m. Sequim Masonic Hall, 700 S. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 681-7851.

• Strait Macintosh Users Group. Ray Bentsen presents "The New Features in iWork '09 and iLife '09." 7 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 457-4660.

• Recovering Couples Anonymous. 7-8:30 p.m. Parish house, Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 923 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. 582-9549.



Thursday April 2

• Soroptimist International of Port Angeles - Jet Set. 7 a.m. Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. 452-7925.

• Mothers of Preschoolers. 9-11:30 a.m. Fairview Bible Church, 385 O'Brien Road, Port Angeles. 457-5905.

• Masonic Coffee. 10 a.m. Sequim Masonic Hall, 700 S. Fifth Ave. 683-4431.

• League of Women Voters of Clallam County. Discussion of the issue of electing the President of the United States by national popular vote. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., attendees asked to bring their own lunch, coffee and tea will be provided. Port Angeles Library, 2210 Peabody St., Port Angeles. 681-3757.

• PAAQUE Chapter of Applique Society. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Quilted Strait Quilt Shop, Port Angeles. 457-4733.

• Family Support Group. For families, friends and loved ones of persons with serious mental disorders. Noon-1:15 p.m. Peninsula Community Mental Health Center, 118 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles. 457-0431.

• Rotary Club of Sequim. Noon. Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim. 681-8539.

• Kiwanis Club of Sequim. Noon. Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. 582-0022.

• Olympic Minds 2. Sequim/Port Angeles community group of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, IONS. 1 p.m. Media Room of the Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim. 582-1034.

• Bridge group. 1 p.m. SunLand office of Windermere Real Estate, 137 Fairway Drive, Sequim. 683-2711.

• Happy Tymer Clown Alley. 1 p.m. St. Joseph's Catholic Church hall, 121 E. Maple St., Sequim. 683-8897 or 683-0742.

• Clallam C'lectors Questers. 1 p.m. Meets at members' homes. 582-3788.

• Retired Scientists of Sequim. 1:30 p.m. Call for location. 681-8448.

• Spanish Club. Conversation and study for intermediate Spanish students. 2 p.m. Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St., Sequim. 683-1809.

• Good News Club. 2:15-3:15 p.m. Roosevelt Elementary School Library, 106 Monroe Road, Port Angeles. 582-0416.

• Good News Club. For boys and girls. 3-4 p.m. Gym/all-purpose room, 350 W. Fir St., Sequim. 582-0416.

• SNAP Voyagers. 3-5 p.m. Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St., Sequim. 681-8642.

• Knitting Group. Open to all skill levels, all fiber arts. 4:30-6 p.m. The Veela Café, 133 E. First St., Port Angeles. 452-5040.

• Strait Stamp Society. 6-8 p.m. Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. 683-6373 or rickcath@olypen.com.

• Clallam Fruit Club. 7 p.m. Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim. 582-0662.

• Overeaters Anonymous. 7-8 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 681-7371.

• Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. 7 p.m. Calvary Chapel of Sequim, 91 Boyce Road, Sequim. 683-8881. www.foodaddicts.org.



Friday April 3

• Rotary Club of Sequim Sunrise. 7 a.m. SunLand Banquet Hall, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim. 681-8539.

• Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club. 12:30 p.m. Masonic Hall, 700 S. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 681-3090 or 683-5635.

• Computerized Genealogy Users Group. 1:30 p.m. Call for location. 683-5486.

• French Club. Advanced conversation and reading from 2 p.m. Call for location. 582-1334.



Saturday April 4

• North Olympic Shuttle & Spindle Guild. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call for location. 582-0697.

• Overeaters Anonymous. 10-11 a.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 681-7371.

• Fleet Reserve Association. 11 a.m. Mariners Café, 707 E. Washington St., Sequim. 457-4683.

• Light Lunch. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Free hot meals for those in need. 683-4862.

• Visually Impaired Persons of Sequim. 12:30-2 p.m. Chinese Garden, 271 S. Seventh Ave., Sequim. 457-1383.



Sunday April 5

• Sequim Senior Singles Luncheon. 12:30 p.m. Restaurant at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road. 477-4206.

• Adult Scrabble. Beginners to experts, 1 p.m. The Buzz, 128 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. 452-4423.



Monday April 6

• Sequim Prairie Garden Club. 10:30 a.m. Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. 683-7206.

• Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club. 12:30 p.m. Masonic Hall, 700 S. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 681-3090 or 683-5635.

• Port Angeles Garden Club. Board meeting 1 p.m. at member's home. Call 457-8625.

• Caregiver Support Group. 1:30-3 p.m. Senior Information Office, 411 W. Washington St., Sequim. 417-8554.

• Master Degree of Beta Sigma Phi. 2 p.m. Members' homes. 683-7907.

• Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. 2 p.m. Calvary Chapel of Sequim, 91 Boyce Road, Sequim. 683-8881. www.foodaddicts.org.

• Loose Threads Quilt Club. 5-8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles. 928-9744.

• LCD, Lucid Group. Those interested in improving communication skills, getting rid of long silences, misunderstandings, and other blocks to intimate and honest relationships. 5-6:30 p.m. Call for location. $10 singles, $15 couples. 360-623-5158.

• Deaf Coffee House. Open to anyone who wants to use American Sign Language. 6-8 p.m. The Buzz, 128 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. Gerileeg@aol.com,dianed52@comcast.net.

• Grand Olympic Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays except holidays. Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave. 683-0141 or 360-385-4680.

• Eagles Lodge. 7 p.m. 110 S. Penn St., Port Angeles. 452-3344.

• Sequim City Band. 7 p.m. James Center for the Performing Arts, 202 N. Blake Ave., Sequim. 683-4896.



Tuesday April 7

• Exchange Club of Port Angeles. 7:30 a.m. CrabHouse, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. 417-5188 or 452-4554.

• Sequim Republican Club. 8 a.m. Tarcisio's, 609 W. Washington St., Sequim. 417-3035.

• Sequim Aglow Community Lighthouse. Terry Smithton, owner of Page Turners, speaks about "Encouragement." 10 a.m.-noon. Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim. $4 donation, continental breakfast served and babysitting available. 582-0518.

• Dungeness Bonsai Society. 10 a.m. Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St. 683-2726 or 360-877-6254.

• Newcomers' Club of the North Olympic Peninsula. Helen Freilich, waste reduction specialist for the city of Port Angeles, presents "Trash 101," an introduction to county and nationwide garbage issues. 11:30 a.m. social time, followed by buffet luncheon. CrabHouse Restaurant, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. $14, including tax and gratuity, $2.50 for beverage only. 452-4902.

• Lincoln Heights Garden Club. Noon. Scandia Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., Port Angeles. 457-8678 or 452-4047.

• French Club. Beginners from 1-2 p.m., intermediates from 2-3:30 p.m. Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St., Sequim. 582-1334.

• Overeaters Anonymous. 1-2 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 461-2254.

• Knitting Circle. All ages and skill levels. 1:30-3:30 p.m. First Step Family Support Center, 325 E. Sixth St., Port Angeles. 457-8355.

• Sequim Bereavement Group. 1:30-3 p.m. at Assured Hospice office, 24 Lee Chatfield Ave., Sequim. 582-3796 or 582-0337.

• Good News Club. For boys and girls during school year. 1:45-3:15 p.m. Jefferson Elementary School, Room 105, 218 E. 12th St., Port Angeles. 452-6026.

• Good News Club. For boys and girls during school year. 1:45-3:15 p.m. Roosevelt Elementary School Library, 106 Monroe Road, Port Angeles. 582-0416.

• Brain Injury Association. 3 p.m. Call for location. 683-8901.

• Rec Club. 3-5 p.m. Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St., Sequim. 681-8642.

• Olympic Peninsula Men's Chorus. 6 p.m. Band shell rehearsal room at Carrie Blake Park, Blake Avenue, Sequim. 683-3918.

• Celebrate Recovery. 6:30 p.m. 707 E. Washington St., Suite D, Sequim. www.sequimvineyard.com or 360-477-5747.

• SKWIM Toastmasters Club. 7 p.m. Dining room at Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St., Sequim. 417-5055.

• Hapy's Oasis Dance Group. 7 p.m. Sequim Senior Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-9059.



Wednesday April 8

• Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Masonic Hall, 700 S. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 681-0795.

• TOPS. 9-9:45 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting. Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. 582-9797.

• Sequim Guild of Seattle Children's Hospital. Members' lunch at 11:30 a.m. Oak Table Cafe, 292 W. Bell St., Sequim; 1 p.m. second floor meeting room of the Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim.

• Christian Student Fellowship. Noon-12:45 p.m. ASC conference room adjacent to Pirate Union Building at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. 461-2849 or www.pc.ctc.edu/life/fellowship.asp.

• Olympic Peninsula Master Gardeners. 1 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 417-2279 or 565-2679.

• Pants Party. Weight-loss support group. 1-2 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. 415 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. $10. 683-8844 or e-mail katy@drleslievanromer.com.

• Dungeness River Management Team. 2-5 p.m. Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. 681-4664.

• Port Angeles Duplicate Bridge Club. 5 p.m. Crafts room at Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. 457-7704.

• Veterans of Foreign Wars Men's Auxiliary 4760. 6 p.m. 159 E. Washington St., Sequim. 683-9546.

• Peninsula LapBand Support Group. 6 p.m. Downstairs at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 582-3788.

• Double Deck Pinochle Group. 6.30 p.m. For location, call 452-5754.

• Sequim Valley Lions Club. 6:30 p.m. Sequim Senior Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 457-5600.

• Clallam County Democratic Club. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Chris Dyer speaks about the Border Patrol's history on the national level, its strategy and specifics regarding its presence on the Olympic Peninsula. 7 p.m. Pioneer Memorial Clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. 683-4502.

• Port Angeles Harmonica Society. 7-9 p.m. Laurel Park Assisted Living, 1183 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles. 457-4471.

• Sequim Prairie Grange. 7 p.m. 290 Macleay Road, Sequim. 683-3194.

• Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society. 7 p.m. Tri-Area Community Center, 12 Valley Road, Chimacum. 681-0443.

• Recovering Couples Anonymous. 7-8:30 p.m. Parish house, Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 923 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. 582-9549.





music



Wednesday April 1

• Jonathan Kingham. Vocals, guitar, quick wit and freestyle rap. Noon. Peninsula College Pirate Union Building cafeteria, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. 452-9277.



Thursday April 2

• Final Approach, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; DJ OB1, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.

• Karaoke 6:30-7:45 p.m., Big Fine Daddies, 8 p.m.-midnight.

7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Friday April 3

• Jazz in Blume. 6-8 p.m. Galare Thai Restaurant, 120 W. Bell St., Sequim. 683-8069.



Friday-Saturday April 3-4

• Sonic Funk. Disco and funk. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.

• The Turner Brothers. Classic rock. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.



Sunday April 5

• Chris Davis presents a piano recital, including Liszt's "St. Francis of Assisi: Sermon to the Birds;" Mozart's "Sonata in B Flat Major, K 333;" Prokofiev's "Toccata, op. 11;" Liszt's "St. Francis of Paul: Walking on the Water;" and Rachmaninoff's "Sonata #2 in B Flat Minor, op. 36 (revised). 4 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Free, donations accepted.

• Port Townsend songwriter/vocalist Judith-Kate Friedman and friends perform a concert of traditional Jewish music and original songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, English and Ladino to celebrate spring and the Passover holiday themes of freedom and peace. 7 p.m. Upstage, 923 Washington St., Port Townsend. A benefit for Songwriting Works to match a National Endowment for the Arts grant to bring programs to Jefferson/Clallam counties, general admission $12-$25 suggested donation, $2 off with the purchase of dinner. 360-385-2216.

• Playmates. 7:30-10:30 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Monday April 6

• Savoy Nights. 5:30-9 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Thursday April 9

• Jazz in Blume. 6-9 p.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.



Thursday-Friday April 9-10

• Author Unknown. Blues and rock. 8 p.m.-midnight April 9, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. April 10. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Friday-Saturday April 10-11

• DJ with OB1. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.



Saturday April 11

• Washington Old Time Fiddlers. Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road. All players jam, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., performance 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 417-6950, or e-mail handrlester@olypen.com.

• Jimmy Vegas Presents. Golden age of rock to the present. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Wednesdays

• Open mike. 6:30-9:30 p.m., sign-up begins 6:30 p.m. The Buzz, 130 N. Sequim Ave. Sequim. Free. 683-2503.

• Open mike. 7 p.m. The Upstage Theatre and Restaurant, 923 Washington St., Port Townsend. 360-385-2216.



Thursdays

• Open mike. 7 p.m. The Itty Bitty Buzz, 110 E. First St., Port Angeles. Free. 565-8080.



Thursdays-Saturdays

• Jess Doenges. 5-7 p.m. Rick's Place, 102 W. Front St., Port Angeles. 452-8683.



Tuesdays

• Informal jam session. Bring guitar, voice, other instruments and friends. 7-9:30 p.m. The Veela Cafe, 133 E. First St., Port Angeles. 452-5040.



exhibits



Friday April 3 and Sunday April 5

• North Olympic Watercolorists member show. Open for

First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. April 3; reception 1-3 p.m. April 5. Artwork on display 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through April. The Gallery at the Fifth, Fifth Avenue Retirement Center, 500 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. 683-3345.



Friday April 3

• April artists of the month Cynthia Thomas, mixed media and pastel; Jim Gift, photography. 5-7 p.m. April 3, normal business hours through April 30. Sagepoint Financial Inc., 193 W Cedar St., Sequim.

• First Friday Art Walk Sequim, a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, artists' studios, the Museum and Arts Center and other art venues. 5-8 p.m. All ages welcome. Maps at participating venues including the Museum and Arts Center, Olympic Theatre Arts, Blue Whole Gallery, The Buzz or visit www.sequimartwalk.com. E-mail renne@uniqueasyou.com.

• April featured artists Ryoko Toyama, watercolor, and Colin Cunningham, woodcarving and bronze sculptures. First Friday reception 5-8 p.m. Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., Sequim. 681-6033.

• Olympic Driftwood Sculptors show through April 30. Demonstration 5-8 p.m. April 3. Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

• Reception for artist/poet Gary McMannon's show "Paintings from Tanglewood and Beyond." 5-8 p.m. April 3. The Buzz, 128 N. Sequim Ave. Sequim. 683-2503.



Saturday April 4

• Gallery 9 celebrates its fifth anniversary in conjunction with Art Walk. Live music and door prizes. Featured artists are painter Larry Eifert and potter Diana Cronin. 1012 Water St., Port Townsend. 360-379-8881.



continuing exhibits



• Museum and Arts Center. Smithsonian poster exhibit "Earth From Space." Through April 30. 175 W. Cedar St.,

Sequim. 683-8110.

• Watercolors and oil paintings of artist Marilyn Hooser, including traditional style landscape, still life and portrait paintings. KeyBank, 120 N Dunlap Ave., Sequim. Through April 30.

• Sequim block print artist Sallie Radock. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Re'Sean's Deli, inside OMC Medical Services building. 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Through March 31. 821-1807.

• Annual show "Strait Art 2009." Works of 35 artists from Clallam and Jefferson counties. Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Through May 10. 417-4590 or 457-3532.

• Ninth season of "Art Outside" includes works by 20 artists. Webster's Woods Art Park, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Open daylight hours year-round. 457-3532.

• "Strong People: The Faces of Clallam County," county history. "Signs of the Time" celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Historical Society with artifacts and art from 18 county artists. 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Clallam County Historical Society Museum at the Carnegie, Second and Lincoln streets, Port Angeles. 452-2662.

• Works of John Barrett, Doris Norton, L. Lehr, Karin Anderson, Mary Marsh, Randy Radock and Sallie Radock. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Classic Custom Floors Showroom, 190 Center Park Way, Sequim. 683-8500.

• "The History of the Olympic Peninsula Including the Future." Egg tempera paintings and enamel paintings on galvanized steel. Noon-9 p.m. Jack Gunter Gallery at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles. 457-6449.



Friday April 10

• Reception for photographer Linda Parcell, featured artist of the month for April. 5-8 p.m. Waterfront Gallery, 120 W. First St., Port Angeles. 452-8165.



theater



Wednesday April 1

• Open mike at 7:30-8:30 p.m., 9:30-10:30 p.m. Jan Barrett, one-hour comedy show. 8:30 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Friday April 3

• Jim Stapleton and Diana Bigelow act in an original stage work, "Henry & Emily, The Muses in Massachusetts," an imagined meeting between Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson. 7 p.m. Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Free, donations accepted toward the support of PAFAC. 457-3532 or www.pafac.org.



Wednesday April 8

• Chas Ettsner. One-hour comedy show. 8:30 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.



Friday April 10

• Diana Bigelow returns and is joined by Vicki Dodd and

Marline Lesh to comprise "The Soundscape Trio." Improvisational "soundscaping." 7 p.m. Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Free, donations accepted toward the support of PAFAC. 457-3532 or www.pafac.org.

• "Mi Familia"/"My Family" begins a four-part series of Magic of Cinema films linked to works by Ana Castillo, the college's ninth writer-in-residence, who will visit the campus April 20-22. 7 p.m. Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. $5 general, $1 for students with current identification. 452-9277.



Saturdays

• Stand-up comedy. 9 p.m. The Bushwhacker Restaurant, 1527 E. First St., Port Angeles. $5 cover charge. 457-4113.



dance



Mondays April 6-27

• West Coast swing lessons and dance with Terry 'Wild-Wild' West. Sequim Prairie Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim. Beginner Level, 6 p.m., intermediate, 7:30; dance 8:30-10 p.m. $40 per person for either level or $15 per person per class; $5 dance, free to class participants. (206) 786-3421.



Wednesdays

• Line dance lessons for high beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers. 9-11 a.m. Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. $5 per week. 681-2987.



Thursdays

• Western line dancing lessons. High beginner, intermediate and advanced. 9-11 a.m. Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim. $3 per week. 681-2826.



Fridays

• Western line dancing classes. Beginner, 10-11:30 a.m. Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim. $3 per week. 681-2826.



Saturdays

• Hula dance classes for teens, adults and seniors. 10-11 a.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. $5 per class, $3 for senior center members. 253-288-0450.



Tuesdays

• Port Angeles Senior Swingers dance with Wally and the Boys. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. Suggested donation $5, first visit free. 457-5472.



events



Wednesday April 1

• "Trickster Tales: a Night of Storytelling" featuring Daniel Deardorff, Johnny Moses, Harvest Moon and guests. 7-10 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St., Port Townsend. $12-$25 suggested donation, benefit for The Boiler Room. 360-531-2535.



Friday April 3

• Sequim Guild of Seattle Children's Hospital. Spring bunco party with prizes and refreshments. 12:30 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Donation $10. Reservations at 683-8479.



Friday-Saturday April 3-4

• Museum and Arts Center Elegant Flea antique and collectable sale. Includes quilt raffle and door prizes. Bring old photographs to be scanned, ask questions about storage and care of personal photograph collection. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim. Free. 681-2257.



Friday-Sunday April 3-5

• Fifth-annual Olympic Peninsula BirdFest. Field trips, presentations, banquet, owl prowls and lots of bird activities. Visit www.olympicbirdfest.org for information and registration.

• Ninth-annual Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show. Part of Rainfest, Forks' annual arts celebration. Quilt show noon-6 p.m. April 3; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 4; noon-4 p.m. April 5. Two classes and a lecture/trunk show April 3-4 with quilter/author Sue Bouchard.

A drawing for a quilt is on Sunday. Free. Show at Forks High School Auxiliary Gym, 261 S. Spartan Ave., Forks. Classes at Department of Natural Resources Conference Center, 411 Tillicum Lane, Forks. 360-374-5412, ext. 1 or www.piecemakersquiltclub.org.



Saturday April 4

• Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners Sequim plant clinic. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Co-Op, 216 E. Washington St., Sequim.



Sunday April 5

• Bath & Body Soaps craft. 2-4 p.m. Clallam County YMCA, 302 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. $25 members, $30 non-members. 452-9244.



Friday April 10

• Art Rock: A Celebration of Music, Art and Dancing. Rate Limiting Step plays a mix of rock-and-roll, rhythm and blues, funk, originals and country rock drawn from the 1960s-present day. Begins at 8:30 p.m. Lyre's Club, 229 W. First St., Port Angeles. 417-6988 or ratelimitingstep@live.com.



Saturday April 11

• Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners Sequim plant clinic. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Co-Op, 216 E. Washington St., Sequim.



ongoing

events



Wednesdays

• Bird walks at the Dungeness River Audubon Center's lower Dungeness riparian forest. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Railroad Bridge Park. 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. 681-4076.

• Blood pressure checks. 9 a.m.-noon. Second floor, Cardiac Services, Olympic Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 417-7486.

• Bridge at the Sequim Senior Activity Center. 1 p.m. All playing skill levels welcome. Other activities: senior workout, 9 a.m.; seniorcise, 11 a.m.-noon. 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-6806.



Thursdays

• Hula dancing, 10-11 a.m., bingo, 12:30 p.m., Scrabble, 1 p.m., stretch yoga, 1-2:30, 3-4:45 p.m., karate, 6:30-8 p.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-6806.

• Thursday freeplay slot tournament. 5-7 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim. 683-7777.

• Texas hold 'em, ages 21 and older. 6-11 p.m. Castaways, 1213 Marine Drive, Port Angeles. Free; beginners to experts. 461-3400.



Fridays

• Senior workout, 9 a.m., seniorcise, 11 a.m.-noon, pinochle, 12:30 p.m., sing-along, 2:30 p.m., bingo, 6 p.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-6806.



Saturdays

• Texas hold 'em poker. 2 p.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.



Mondays

• Blood pressure screening. 9-11 a.m. Faith Lutheran Church, Fourth Avenue and Cedar Street, Sequim. Free. 681-0103.

• Senior workout, bridge, walking group, 9 a.m., art with Judy Priest, and Spanish, 10 a.m., knitting and crocheting, 10:30 a.m., gentle yoga and chair exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., yoga, 2-3:45 p.m., karate, 6:30-8 p.m.; poetry group 7 p.m. third Monday. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-6806.



Tuesdays

• Glee club, 9:30 a.m.; crafts, 10 a.m., SHIBA health insurance advice, 10 a.m.-noon, dominoes, 1 p.m., acrylic painting, ping-pong, 1-3 p.m., Middle Eastern dancers, 7-9 p.m. Blood pressure screening, 10 a.m.-noon second and fourth Tuesdays; potluck, 11:30 a.m.; and bunco, 1 p.m. second Tuesdays, Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. 683-6806.

• Bar stool bingo. 4-7 p.m. Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143.



readings

and lectures



Thursday April 9

• Northwind Reading Series features poet/Peninsula College writing and literature teacher/co-director of Foothill Writers Series Carmen Germain and poet/gourd artist Patrick Loafman. 7 p.m. Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St. Port Townsend. Free, donations accepted to support Northwind. 360-379-1086.



upcoming lectures



Wednesday April 15, Thursday April 23

• Retired physical therapist Barb Paschal. "How to Improve Your Balance." 1-2 p.m. April 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m. April 23. Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim. Free. www.balanceimprovement.com.



Wednesday, April 22

• Retired physical therapist Barb Paschal. Lecture on neck and back pain. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. Free. www.balanceimprovement.com.



Saturday April 25

• North Olympic Creation Care Alliance. "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream" symposium. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim. $20. 683-5367 or AwakeningTheDreamer.org.



classes and

demonstrations



Thursday April 2

• Contractor seminar features Simpson Hardware and

Huber Zip Wall and Roof Systems. 7 a.m. Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co., 1601 S. "C" St., Port Angeles. 417-6135.

• Beth Garifalos teaches "Families Dealing with Dying." 1-3 p.m. Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim. 452-1511.



Friday April 3

• Babysitters training. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. American Red Cross, 151 Ruth's Place, 1D, Sequim. American Red Cross classes also available in Port Hadlock. $30. 457-7933.



Friday-Saturday April 3-4

• Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 42 of Clallam County. Eight-hour boating safety course required by the state to obtain a Safe Boating Card. 1-5 p.m. both days. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. $25 or $35 for two persons sharing a book. 681-4671.



Saturday April 4

• Customers create a 14-inch moss basket using a variety of annuals. 9:30 a.m. $40, including the basket, plants, dirt and fertilizer. 1060 Sequim Dungeness Way, Sequim. 683-6969.

• Jack Dwyer teaches a beginner's and intermediate mandolin workshop. 10 a.m.-noon. Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St., Port Townsend. $20/person, loaner instruments available for class. Reservations recommended, 360-385-1471 or info@crossroads-music.com.



Monday-Tuesday April 6-7

• Port Townsend artist Susan Hazard. "Oil and Palette Knife Painting" in the alla prima style. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Quimper Art Building, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., Port Townsend. $130, $100 for Northwind volunteers. 360-379-1086 or www.northwindarts.org.



Tuesday April 7

• Leonard Anderson, pulmonary rehabilitation coordinator, teaches "Strength and Flexibility Training for Independent Living." Noon. Second floor conference room, OMC Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Free. 417-7486.

• Adult cardiopulmonary review, 6-8:30 p.m. American Red Cross, 151 Ruth's Place, 1D, Sequim. American Red Cross classes also available in Port Hadlock. $25. 457-7933.



Saturday April 11

• Adult CPR and Standard First Aid. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Adult CPR and standard first aid also offered 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 at Forks Community Hospital. American Red Cross, 151 Ruth's Place, 1D, Sequim. American Red Cross classes also available in Port Hadlock. Various prices. 457-7933.



upcoming classes



Monday April 13 and later

• Adult CPR, 6-10 p.m. April 13; standard first aid, 6-8:30 p.m. April 14; infant and child CPR, 6-8:30 p.m. April 15; pet first aid

6-9 p.m. April 21; adult CPR and standard first aid, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25. Adult CPR and standard first aid also offered 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 at Forks Community Hospital. American Red Cross, 151 Ruth's Place, 1D, Sequim. American Red Cross classes also available in Port Hadlock. Various prices. 457-7933.



Wednesday April 15 and later

• Judy Tordini, cardiology program director, teaches "Chest Discomfort: Sorting Out and What You Should Do," April 15; Pam Blakeman, pulmonary rehab nurse, teaches "Damaged Lungs: Can I Be Helped?" April 29. Noon. Second floor conference room, OMC Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Free. 417-7486.



Saturday April 18

• United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 47 offers an introductory boating safety course. Basics of boat safety, boating problems, and boat safety equipment. 9 a.m.-5 pm. Point Wilson Lighthouse, Ft. Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend. $35, second family member sharing book, $15. 956-490-7632 or gjkaufmann@aol.com.



Saturdays April 18, 25 and May 2

• Clallam Country Amateur Radio Club will hold a technician and general license instruction classes, based on chapters in the American Radio Relay League Technician or General Class Manual. 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. April 18 and 25. Review in the morning and examination at 1 p.m. May 2. Port Angeles Fire Station at Fifth and Laurel streets, Port Angeles. Free class, $15 processing fee for the examination, book available from www.arrl.org./catalog/ or 452-8228. 452-4672.



Thursday April 23

• Judy Tordini, cardiology program director, teaches "LDL or HDL: Which Is Important for Heart Health." Noon. First floor east, McCarter Education Room at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles. Free. 417-7486.



Wednesdays

• Shelley Haupt. High energy cardio-step classes. 9-10:15 a.m. 1000 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. $5 donation. 477-2409.

• Carol Janda. Watercolor classes for all levels. 9:30 a.m.-noon, first and third Wednesdays, Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim; and second and fourth Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Art Studio, The Orchards on Fourteenth, Port Angeles. 452-6356.

• Sequim Martial Arts. Free karate lessons to people fighting cancer and cancer survivors. Low impact, purposeful motions for more energy and well-being. 10-11:15 a.m. Free, call Kathrin J. Sumpter at 683-4799 for location.

• Italian classes. 2 p.m. Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St., Sequim. 460-4576.

• Laura Murtha. Self-defense classes for adults and children, private lessons available. 7-8 p.m. Sequim Karate Club, 1600 Carlsborg Road, Sequim. Free. 452-5653.

• Busy Bees, early art exploratory for preschoolers. Wednesday mornings. Clallam County Family YMCA, 302 S. Francis St. Port Angeles. 452-9244.



Thursdays

• Shelley Haupt. Strength and toning classes. 9-10 a.m. 1000 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. $5 donation. 477-2409.



Fridays

• Shelley Haupt. Circuit training classes. 9-10:30 a.m. 1000 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. $5 donation. 477-2409.

• Ongoing workshop from Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth." 10:30 a.m.-noon. Call for location. Free. 582-0812.



Saturdays, Sundays

• Free gardening, home maintenance classes. Contact

Sequim Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St., Sequim, for schedule. 582-1620.



Mondays

• Shelley Haupt. High energy cardio-step classes. 9-10:15 a.m.; strength and toning class 10:30-11:30 a.m. 1000 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. $5 donation. 360-477-2409.

• Knitting and crocheting classes. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. $3 per class for first four classes, $1 for each subsequent class. 683-4969.

• German classes. 2 p.m. Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St., Sequim. 417-0111.



Tuesdays

• Sequim Chiropractic Clinic and Massage offers monthly health and wellness classes on subjects such as nutritional cleansing, nutrition, and weight loss. Call for dates, time and location. 681-2414.

• Belly dance classes for teens, adults and seniors. 7-9 p.m. Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. $4/class.

• After school youth art classes. Clallam County Family YMCA, 302 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. 452-9244.

• "Laugh & Meditate with Ruth Marcus." 8:15-9 a.m, 11:30-12:15 p.m. 865 Carlsborg Road, Carlsborg. $3 donation. 681-2205 or Rmarcus@olypen.com. Advance sign-up needed.



By arrangement

• Tuttie Peetz. Driftwood sculpture classes. 683-6860.

• Jenny Linth and Yolanda Proulx, LuRon method driftwood sculpture classes. 681-8825.

• One-on-one digital workshops to teach individuals to use software on their computers - Adobe or Microsoft. By appointment, days or evenings, at LoBo Designs, 865 Carlsborg Road, Sequim. Call 582-1919.



auditions, deadlines and volunteers



Wednesday April 1

• An introduction to the Red Cross and the opportunities available in the local chapter, including responding to emergencies, contacting armed services personnel for family emergencies and administrative support in the local office. 1 p.m. American Red Cross office, 151 Ruth's Place, Sequim, in the Carlsborg Business Loop. 457-7933 or arcvolunteer@olypen.com.



Call for artists

• City of Sequim is accepting applications for bands to perform at its 2009 season of Music and a Movie in the Park. Bands are asked to submit a press kit that includes a written request to participate and a CD of the group that will perform. Information should be sent to the City Clerk, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim, WA 98382. Call 683-4139.

• Waterfront Art Gallery invites artists to pick up an application at 120 W. First Street, Port Angeles. 452-8165.

• Dungeness Kids Fair is accepting exhibitor applications for the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 30 fair at Guy Cole Center, Carrie Blake Park, Sequim. Entertainment and children's activities, information and shopping for parents. 582-1700 or susan@dungenesskids.com.

• Landing Art Gallery invites artists to call 457-4407 or e-mail thelandingmall@wavecable.com.



Volunteer opportunities

• Olympic Medical Cancer Center seeks a facilitator for the men's cancer support group. Helpful qualifications include experience in pastoral work, counseling and/or social services. Cancer survivors are encouraged to apply. Call 582-2845.

• Olympic Peninsula Red Cross chapter seeks volunteers to respond to local emergencies, for office and disaster support staff, as instructors and to help service men and women. 457-7933 for Clallam County, 360-385-2737 for Jefferson County.

• Peninsula Men's Gospel Singers, an interdenominational, nonprofit men's gospel singing group from Sequim and Port Angeles, needs first tenors. 582-1415.

• Museum and Arts Center has openings on its exhibit committee and needs museum docents. Exhibit committee meetings are 2-2:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month. Museum docents are needed to work one Saturday a month from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim. 681-2257.

• Artists call for no-commission gallery. Two- and three-dimensional works, poetry readings, musical presentations welcome. Workshop and studio space available. Reservations and information, call 582-0411.

• Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop seeks volunteers. 204 W. Bell St. 683-7044.

• Olympic Peninsula Men's Chorus seeks first and second tenors to sing and perform. Rehearsals 6 p.m. Tuesdays in Sequim. 683-3918.

• Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County seeks volunteers, both skilled and interested in being trained, in home construction skills. For a volunteer application, call 681-6780 or visit www.olypen.com/dvhfh.

• Volunteer drivers for the Disabled American Veterans van, to transport an average of 30 veterans per week to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Seattle for medical appointments. 457-5251.





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