Community News Briefs

Auxiliary award, meeting

Flotilla 42 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary received the First In District award for the second year in a row.

The group meets 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Sequim author of forensic mysteries Aaron Elkins is the guest speaker.

Learn about memory loss

Dungeness Courte is sponsoring an Aging and Memory Loss workshop from 10 a.m.-

2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road. Julie Moorer, R.N., education coordinator for the Geriatrics Research Education and Clinic Center in Tacoma, and social worker Marty Richards of Port Townsend are the speakers. Space is limited, so call Jan or Kathy at 582-9309 for reservations.

Salmon Coalition board meets

North Olympic Salmon Coalition board meets 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the North Olympic Land Trust office in Port Angeles.

Call 360-379-8051 to RSVP and for directions.

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. Call 683-8491.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 - Green salad, chicken cacciatore, green beans, fruit cup

Thursday, Oct. 15 - Cook's choice

Friday, Oct. 16 - Carrot raisin salad, shrimp, tropical rice zucchini, lemon whip

Monday, Oct. 19 - Vegetable soup, chicken and rice casserole, steamed greens, mixed berries

Tuesday, Oct. 20 - German potato salad, bratwurst with sauerkraut, pickled beets, apple strudel, root beer.

Sequim duplicate bridge results

• Friday, Oct. 2, club championship

N/S: first (and first overall), Patrick Thomson-Thomas Larsen; 2. Arlene Nunnally-June Nelson; 3. Evelyn Miller-Ilze Schubert; 4. Jim DeVogler-Bill Farnum.

E/W: 1. Vern Nunnally-Jim Wiitala; 2. Sueann Swan-Judy Hagelstein; 3. Bob Wilkinson-Larry Phelps; 4. Pat Karls-Sonja Schoenleber.

• Monday, Oct. 5, open pairs stratified game

N/S: 1. David Jackson-Carol Keller; 2.Patrick Thomson-Thomas Larsen; 3. Barbara Woodson-Fay Coupe; 4. Julie Gray-Gloria Runyan.

E/W: 1. Tom Markley-Phyllis Thompson; 2. Pete Mayberg-Ruby Mantle; 3. Frank Brown Jr.-June Nelson; 4.Frank Herodes-Nancy Herodes.

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.

Events scheduled at senior center

Upcoming events at the Sequim Senior Activity Center include:

• Sequim Health and Rehabilitation benefit concert for the Sequim Senior Activity Center. 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's music including "Sweet Caroline," "Song Sung Blue" and "Cracklin' Rose." See Tickets are available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at the senior center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. Reserved seating is $35; general admission, $25.

Board members sought

North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development Council seeks new board members with experience in forestry, agriculture or community development to volunteer with this nonprofit organization serving Jefferson and Clallam counties.

NOP RC&D provides assistance for natural resource and community development projects, helping protect natural resources while improving the economy, environment and quality of life.

For more information, call 452-8994 or e-mail

Celebrating the WIN

Rep. and House Majority Leader Lynn Kessler will be the keynote speaker at the 2009 Women in Networks celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at The Oak Table Café in Sequim.

The WIN program is celebrating its 13th year as a partnership between Soroptimist International of Sequim and Sequim High School. The program is dedicated to helping young women explore a variety of career options aimed at providing longterm economic well-being; it is open to all Sequim High School girls.

For more information and reservations, contact Mitzi Sanders, 582-3631, or

Diabetes forum

Susan Sorensen, R.N., will speak on "Five Keys for Dealing With Diabetes to Improve One's Health." The free community health forum will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic (Sequim's "free clinic"), at the rear of the building at 777 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

The two-hour program is free. Reservations can be made at 582-0218.

Sorensen writes a monthly article for the Sequim Gazette.

Day boosts disability awareness

Clallam County's Disability Employment Awareness Day is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Rotunda Room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Clallam County commissioners will read their proclamation of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Voting machines for people with vision issues who cannot use the typical ballot will be demonstrated.

Wheelchairs will be on hand for enabled persons to experience a different perspective on mobility. Self-advocates will be available to talk about the benefits in being employed. A wide variety of movies will be shown.

AARP driver safety classes

Safe driver classes are offered by AARP. Anyone over the age of 55 is given an insurance discount after taking the classes. Classes are 8 a.m.-noon Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 2-3, and repeated 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 1-2, at the Fire District 3 headquarters on North Fifth Avenue in Sequim. Call 683-6806 to reserve a space in the class. For more information, contact Linda Pfafman, District 10 coordinator, at 360-344-9721 or e-mail

Learn about environmental studies

An information session about Western Washington University's extended education program's environmental studies degree is scheduled at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the P Building Seminar Room at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Program details are available at www.huxley or 417-6521.

Safety fair set

for Saturday

The Sequim Public Safety Fair is slated for 10 a.m.-

4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Guy Cole Center at Carrie Blake Park on Blake Avenue in Sequim.

Federal, state, county and local agencies will show off emergency equipment, pass out information at booths, explain crime prevention and emergency preparedness techniques, and discuss personal safety.

Highlights include police vehicles and tools, car seat installations and inspections, a Coast Guard helicopter landing, various emergency vehicles, fire trucks and food from Jeremiah's BBQ.

For more information, call 683-4139.

Winter schedule

for state parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced its 2009/2010 winter schedule, with more than 100 parks remaining open seven days a week.

Each year, the commission publishes a winter schedule that establishes which parks will remain open, which will close and which will offer limited services.

The winter schedule is available online at releases/.

Officers installed

Kiwanis Club of

Sequim's officers for 2009-2010 are Joe Treece, president; Bill McHugh, vice president; Richard Fleck, treasurer; and Janice Teeter, secretary.

The club installed the officers at a dinner where it was announced that OlyPen has given 31 computers to families and groups in Jefferson and Clallam counties.

Sequim Kiwanis is accepting working computer printers to be donated to in-need families and individuals.

Partnering with OlyPen, Kiwanis members seek out those in need of a computer in Sequim and on the Olympic Peninsula.

More than 25 computers have been donated since the program began this fall.

To donate a printer, contact Shell McGuire at 681-0805; or a computer, Chris Lelle at 683-1456 or

Ride the trail

to see NOLT lands

Lorrie Campbell will guide a bicycle tour long the Olympic Discovery Trail, visiting four North Olympic Land Trust conservation easement properties and one NOLT-owned property along the way.

The tour will take place this Saturday, Oct. 17. To participate, meet at Robin Hill County Park (Pinnell Road parking lot) at 9 a.m. Bring your own bicycle and helmet, water and appropriate clothing, and a sack lunch/snack.

The bike ride will total 14 miles - but participants may choose shorter routes. For more information, call the NOLT office at 417-1815.

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