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Give a coat a new home

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 41153 of Sequim is sponsoring a One Warm Coat drive as a community service project. The six middle school girls will collect clean, gently used coats of all sizes and styles from Friday, Nov. 6, to Monday, Nov. 16.

Coats can be dropped into specially marked boxes in Sequim at Safeway, Trinity United Methodist Church, Dungeness Community Church, Sequim Middle School and Starbucks by Home Depot on Washington Street, and in Port Angeles at the YMCA and William Shore Memorial Pool.

All coats go to Clallam County programs that include Serenity House, Second Street House and Healthy Families.



Starting readers off right

The North Olympic Library System holds a four-week story time series for babies, newborn-12 months old, and their parents from 10:30-11 a.m. Saturdays in November at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Preregistration is required; call 417-8526 to sign up.

For more information, call 417-8502 or go to www.nols.org and click on "Kids."



Hood Canal bridge closures

Intermittent closures of the Hood Canal bridge to motor vehicles will continue throughout November.

Drivers can expect 25-30-minute delays during ballast test draw span openings that are scheduled to occur at approximately:

_ 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4

__1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5

_ 2:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6

Nighttime closures of up to 90 minutes will continue through Monday, Nov. 30, while crews conduct mechanical and electrical testing. Motorists can expect delays from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Monday through Friday. For details, visit www.HoodCanalBridge.com.



Civil liberties meeting

A Stop The Checkpoints meeting will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Blackbird Coffeehouse, 336 E. Eighth St. in Port Angeles. Meetings are open to the public.

Possible topics include the anticipated military buildup with the Winter Olympics in February in British Columbia and defending the civil liberties of residents and persons passing through, raids detentions and deportations, and immigration reform.



Clallam Fruit Club meets

Clallam Fruit Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.

Call 582-0662.



River Center changes schedule

Winter hours for the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. The center contains natural history exhibits, offers classes and presentations about the Dungeness watershed and its inhabitants and includes a gift shop, which helps to support the center. The Dungeness River Audubon Center is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization. For more information, call 681-4076.



Gardiner veteran remembered

U.S. Navy Seabees from the Northwest will honor Navy Seabee Medal of Honor recipient Marvin G. Shields during Veterans Day ceremonies at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Gardiner Community Cemetery.

Seabees of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303, members of the Navy Seabee Veterans of America and other Navy Seabees will conduct the memorial services. Members of Shields' family will be present. The public is welcome to the annual Veterans Day services at the Gardiner Cemetery. It is located on Cemetery Road just off U.S. Highway 101 in Gardiner. Park at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road. A bus will transport attendees to the cemetery.

Construction Mechanic Third Class Marvin Shields was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1966 by President Lyndon B. Johnson for gallantry during combat in Vietnam. Shields, a graduate of Port Townsend High School, lived in Discovery Bay. He is buried at Gardiner Cemetery.



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 Nov. 4 - Spinach salad, raviolis, steamed broccoli, garlic bread, berries with cream

Thursday Nov. 5 - Cook's choice

Friday Nov. 6 - Applesauce, pork chops, scalloped potatoes, braised cabbage, cookies

Monday Nov. 9 - Mandarin oranges, teriyaki beef stir fry, rice, sherbet

Tuesday Nov. 10 - Green salad, chicken pot pie, steamed greens, bread pudding.



Orchard society meets

Olympic Orchard Society meets 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the commissioner's chambers in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Commercial orchardist Mark Sundt and home orchardist Erik Simpson provide a panel discussion on "How to Start an Orchard with a Minimum Amount of Work and/or Errors."

An open forum on fall and winter fruit growing needs, concerns and garden maintenance also is scheduled. For details call 683-8407 or 681-3036.



Sequim duplicate bridge club

_ Friday, Oct. 23

N/S: 1. Wilma Lambert-Carol Keller; 2. Arlene Nunnally-Jim Tilzey; 3. Suzanne Berg-Tom Loveday; 4. Frank Brown-Jim Wiitala.

E/W: 1. Jack Real-John Anderson; 2. Pat Karls-Sonja Schoenleber; 3. Phyllis Thompson-Pete Mayberg; 4. Gert Wiitala-Ted Miller.

_ Monday, Oct. 26

N/S: 1. Arlene Nunnally-Dave Jackson; 2. Helen Stratton-Paul Stratton; 3. Pete Mayberg-Gloria Runyan; 4. Jim De Vogler-Bill Farnum.

E/W: 1. Judy Hagelstein-Mona VanDyke; 2. Gert Wiitala-Krys Gordon; 3. Carol Keller-Larry Phelps; 4. Frank Herodes-Nancy Herodes.

For more information on the Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club, call Krys Gordon, club manager, at 681-4308.



Education program

for parents/caregivers

A series of six weekly classes to help caregivers understand and support children and adolescents with mental health issues is being offered by NAMI from 6-8 p.m. starting Monday, Nov. 9, at Jefferson Elementary School library, 218 E. 12th St., Port Angeles.

Registration is required. The free class is limited to 20 people.

To register or for more information call Margi at 461-3859 or 461-0851.





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