Community news briefs

Candidates forum planned

Clallam County Democratic Club hosts a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.

The following candidates have been invited to attend: Mike East, Don Hall, William Huizinga, Ted Miller and Walt Schubert, Sequim City Council; John Kirshbaum and Virginia O'Neil, Sequim school board, Position 2; Jan Richardson and Susan Sorensen, commissioner 1, and Noelle Levesque and Robert Macaulay, commissioner 2, Parks and Recreation, District 1.

Candidates will have the opportunity to speak on their backgrounds and their approach to the office they seek to hold.

Call 683-4502.

Outdoor burning update

The countywide burn ban was lifted on Sept. 30. Outdoor burning continues to be restricted in urban growth areas and in Sequim, Carlsborg, Port Angeles, Forks, Joyce, Clallam Bay and Sekiu.

For burning regulations and permit requirements in the Sequim area, call Clallam County Fire District 3 at 683-4242.

Sequim group receives

marketing award

Friends of the Fields has been selected for the 2009 Best of Sequim Award in the Crop Planting and Protection category by the U.S. Commerce Association.

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes businesses that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their community and business category. These are companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

Stop smoking support group

Persons interested in forming an informal support group for smoking cessation are encouraged to call 681-7043. This group would meet in the Sequim area, initially, with no dues or fees. Meeting times and venues will be determined as participants indicate interest. Successful quitters are welcome to help as mentors.

Sequim duplicate bridge club

• Friday, Sept. 25

N/S: 1. Frank Brown-Jim Wiitala; 2. Bill Farnum-Jim De Vogler; 3. Arlene Nunnally-Ted Rogers; 4. Bob MacNeal-Fay Coupe.

E/W: 1. Charles Williams-Ted Miller; 2. Larry Phelps-Bob Wilkinson; 3. Leonard Hills-Sharon Hills; 4. Pete Mayberg-Phyllis Thompson.

• Monday, Sept. 28

N/S: 1. Krys Gordon-Bob MacNeal; 2. Frank Brown-Jim Wiitala; 3. Bill Farnum-Rick Zander; 4. Ruby Mantle-Marge Knee.

E/W: 1. Carol Keller-Larry Phelps; 2. Wilma Lambert-Sueann Swan; 3. Pete Mayberg-Mary Norwood; 4. Mona VanDyke-Judy Hagelstein.

For more information on the Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club, call Krys Gordon, club manager, at 681-4308. Potential players who need partners should call Ruby Mantle, 683-5635.

Hospice offers support groups

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County offers grief recovery and support groups at two locations beginning Monday, Oct. 12.

A Sequim group meets 1-3 p.m. through Monday, Nov. 9, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.

A group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. through Monday, Nov. 16, at the Hospice House, 810 Albert St., Port Angeles. Call 452-1511.

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 Oct. 7 - Vegetable spring roll, beef with broccoli, fried rice, sherbet

Thursday Oct. 8 - Cook's choice

Friday Oct. 9 - Green salad, baked chicken, corn and black bean salsa, steamed spinach, pudding

Monday Oct. 12 - Spinach salad, glazed ham, baked beans, broccoli, pineapple upside down cake

Tuesday Oct. 13 - Fruit cup, beef stew with potatoes and carrots, biscuits, baked apple

Senior Center plans special events

_ Sequim Health and Rehabilitation holds a benefit concert for the Sequim Senior Activity Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. A silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. The Diamond Experience plays a tribute to Neil Diamond, including "Sweet Caroline," "Song Sung Blue," "Cracklin' Rose" and other favorites. See for more information. Reserved seating is $35; general admission, $25. Tickets are available

9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at the senior center, 921 E. Hammond St.

_ Nancy's Fashions show and luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, with a choice of fresh quiches, Caesar salads, rolls, dessert and punch/coffee. Tickets, $12, are available until Friday, Oct. 16, at the senior center or at Nancy's Fashions in the Safeway Shopping Center on West Washington Street.

_ The center's first Fall Arts and Crafts Show will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday Nov. 6-7. The cost is $50 per table or space for the two days. More information and a registration form may be picked up at the senior center office or by calling 683-6806.

Elton Bennett collection

One-of-a-kind hand silk-screened originals from the 1973 Elton Bennett Estate, unusual early works, reproductions and note cards are for sale from noon-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday Oct. 9-10 and from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in the Juan de Fuca Room at the Red Lion, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles

Free appraisals, restoration and framing estimates are given Friday and Sunday.

For more information, call 360-608-7336 or 360-335-9601, e-mail or see Web site

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