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Disney's 'Beauty/Beast:'

A modern Broadway classic

The annual Sequim High School operetta, "Beauty and the Beast," opens 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, during the Sequim Irrigation Festival and will continue with 7 p.m. showings May 9, 14, 15, 16 and a 1 p.m. matinee Saturday, May 16. All performances are at the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $8 senior citizens, children 12 and under, and students with ASB cards, and $45 for a "family package." Tickets are available at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St.; Frick Drugs, 609 W. Washington St.; the Sequim School District office, 503 N. Sequim Ave., all in Sequim; from cast members; and at the door.

In conjunction with the show, cast members will present the first-ever "Character Breakfast" from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at The Sauer Kraut, 10181 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim.

Olympic Hot Springs in May History Tales

Author Alice Alexander speaks on the history of

Olympic Hot Springs at Clallam County Historical Society's next History Tales, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in the Port Angeles City Council Chambers, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

Her presentation covers a chapter in her new book, "Early Settlers on the Upper Elwha," that she expects will be published by the end of the year. She also is author of "A Pioneer Family - Homesteading the Upper Elwha River Valley."

Alexander is from a pioneer family that homesteaded on the Upper Elwha River in 1893. She is a member of the Clallam County Heritage Board and a volunteer at the Clallam County Historical Society.

The historical society has about 450 members and was established in 1948 to preserve and interpret the historical record of Clallam County for the community, students, researchers and its visitors.

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 April 29 - Green salad, beef stroganoff, steamed rice, peas and carrots, peach crisp

Thursday April 30 - Cook's choice

Friday May 1 - Broccoli salad, baked chicken, buttered noodles, zucchini, apricots

Monday May 4 - Spinach salad, tilapia, steamed rice, mixed vegetables, fruited gelatin

Tuesday May 5 - Albondigas soup, taco salad, chips and salsa, flan

Bid on or buy best of arts

Sequim Arts hosts its 2009 juried show and sale from May 7-10.

Juror Linda Okazaki chose 86 of the 150-plus pieces entered from all over the U.S. to be on display. The works include watercolor, mixed media, oil, acrylic, collage, pottery, stone, metal, paper sculpture and photography. All the artwork is original, created within the past two years and for sale.

Along with the show, Sequim Arts will have a silent auction with bids taken until the end of the show on May 10. Funds support Sequim Arts' free art programs, a student scholarship, Sequim High School student art club, workshops and shows.

The show opens with a reception and award ceremony for the artists, members and guests from 6-7:30 p.m. May 6 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call Linda at 681-4884 or go to

Guild luncheon and fashion show

There will be no May meeting for Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild. Instead, the guild will hold its annual May luncheon/fashion show/silent auction on May 27 in Club 7 at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Blyn.

Tickets are available at the guild's thrift store, Second Avenue and Bell Street, Sequim.

A complimentary bus will provide transportation to and from the casino.

The luncheon includes a presentation of the guild's gifts for medical equipment and services, and scholarship announcements. Call 683-7044.

Melanoma symposium

The second annual Northwest Melanoma Symposium - "Science to Survivorship" - will be held from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

The free symposium is open to melanoma patients, their families and their supporters. The event is sponsored by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Hutchinson Center and the Melanoma Research Foundation. For more information, see and go to "events."

Olympic Medical Center is an active network affiliate of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Call for Artists

The Sequim Museum and Arts Center is looking for artwork depicting barns for an open show this June to celebrate National Dairy Month. Applications are available at the museum, 175 W. Cedar St., or online at

Qualifying art must be barn related. Preference will be given to local images. Submissions can include but aren't limited to watercolor, oils, pastels, acrylics, collage, photographs and three-dimensional works. Entries are limited to two per artist. All artists must be 18 years old or older. Call 681-2257.

Sequim duplicate bridge club

• April 17 game

N/S: 1. Ruby Mantle-Marge Knee; 2. Carol Keller-Julie Gray; 3. Suzanne Berg-Tom Loveday; 4. (tie), Frank Brown-Pete Mayberg and Bruce Beh-David Carter.

E/W: 1. Ted Miller-Larry Phelps; 2. Gert Wiitala-Jim Wiitala; 3. Mona VanDyke-Tom Markley; 4. SueAnn Swan-Fay Coupe.

• April 20 game

N/S: 1. Suzanne Berg-Tom Loveday; 2. Paula Cramer-Pete Mayberg; 3. Jack Real-John Anderson; 4. Carol Keller-Charles Williams.

E/W: 1. Frank Brown-Jim Tilzey; 2. Phyllis Thompson-Marlis Panchyshyn; 3. June Nelson-Wilma Lambert; 4. Bill Farnum-Jim De Vogler.

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