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Author signs,

previews books

Author Dodie Sparks will sign copies of her children's book "Spring ABCs" from 9-11:30 a.m. July 18 at Starbucks, 1095 W. Washington St., Sequim.

The book is a poem that features works depicting "spring" for each letter of the alphabet.

Reproductions of Port Angeles resident Bob Thompson's original oil paintings accompany each letter of the alphabet.

"Never Too Old To Chase A Dream," a book offering insight into writing memoirs, will be previewed at the event.

Call 681-4089, go to www.sparksflybooks.com, or e-mail sprksfly@mn.com.



Massage celebrated

Avalon Massage & Day Spa celebrates the 15th annual national "EveryBody Deserves A Massage" July 19-25 at the Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, No. 6065, Sequim.

An hour of massage will be available, starting at $39.

Specials and a drawing for a free chair massage also are offered.

Call 582-9977.



Health benefits taught

"The Health Benefits of Green Drinks" will be presented from 2-3 p.m. July 21 at Botanical Touch, 115 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. The free class is offered on a drop-in basis.

Free tea samples will be offered.

Call 683-2050.



Business workshop offered

The Port Angeles office of the Washington State Department of Revenue hosts a free workshop for new and small business owners from 9 a.m.-noon July 21 at the Port of Port Angeles Building, 338 W. First St., Port Angeles.

Participants learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements.

Participants can ask questions specific to their businesses and receive a work

book and reference guide to department rules and regulations.

Registration is available at www.dor.wa.gov or 417-9900.

A complete schedule of workshops statewide and a short streaming video version of the workshop in English and Spanish also are available on the Web site.



National Park Service solicits concession contract proposals

The National Park Service has issued a solicitation and prospectus for proposals for a new concession contract to provide visitor services for the next 10 years at the Lake Crescent Lodge, Fairholm Store and Hurricane Ridge within Olympic National Park.

These services include overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, fuel and rentals.

To receive a copy of the prospectus, learn about a July 28 site visit or for more information, contact:

Kim Gagliolo, concession management analyst

Pacific West Region, Concession Management

1111 Jackson St., Suite 700

Oakland, CA 94607

Telephone: 510-817-1368

There is a printing cost recovery charge of $50 per prospectus copy. The prospectus also is available for review at www.concessions.nps.gov/news.cfm.

Offers must be received no later than 4 p.m. Oct. 5 to be evaluated and considered.



Dinner is served

German dinners are served from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at The Sauer Kraut German Deli, Bakery & Cafe, 10181 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim. Dinners are $15.

Live music is played.

Cooking classes are held at the restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.

Call 582-1400 or e-mail lsheintz@thesauerkraut.com.



Daily seaplane

service continues

Kenmore Air continues daily seaplane service between Seattle and the Jefferson County communities of Port Hadlock and Port Ludlow through Sept. 8.

Originally offered on a temporary basis during the Hood Canal bridge closure, the airline extended the service to gauge post-closure demand for air service.

Two flights a day are available.

Fares are $65 each way, with Web specials on selected flights of $39 each way.

A round-trip within a single calendar day is available for $105.

The airline offers complimentary shuttle connections between Lake Union and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for passengers with connecting flights.

More information is available at www.KenmoreAir.com or 866-435-9524.



Hicks receives

certification

Mary Hicks of McComb Gardens received her Washington State University Integrated Pest Management certification. The certification program promotes ecologically sound pest management practices through education and certification of landscape and turf maintenance professionals.

McComb Gardens is at 751 McComb Road, Sequim. Call 681-2827.



Domming joins

Cutting Garden

Kindryn Domning, also known as the Floral Guru, is creating floral designs for weddings or special events at The Cutting Garden, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim.

Domming's work can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com/mixcatherine/KindrynSFloralCreations#.

Born and raised on the peninsula, she graduated from the Floral Design Institute of Seattle in basic and advanced floral design in 1999.

She has worked in the floral industry for 16 years, most recently as the owner and head designer of Avant Garde, which she sold in September 2008.

The Cutting Garden is open for U-cut flowers from dawn to dusk daily from June-September. Call 670-8671 or visit www.cuttinggarden.com.



Residence accepts Medicaid women

Gracelaine Assisted Living Residence is accepting female Medicaid patients.

The adult family home is in a residential neighborhood very close to central Sequim.

The maximum resident to staff ratio is 6:1.

It offers family-style dining in a home-style setting. Rooms are private or shared.

Licensed in spring 1993, the home is RN owned and supervised and staffed by qualified caregivers 24/7.

Recently, a state contract was initiated by Gracelaine and issued by DSHS to accept female Medicaid residents.

For a screening interview, contact 681-0894 or

gracelaine6@gmail.com.

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