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Snap up a bargain

Snap, formerly Special Needs Advocacy Parents, hosts an open house and mini-rummage sale from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Snap art room in the Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St. The group has a small selection of quality items it must move out of storage - Christmas decorations, bulbs, ornaments and garlands, some retro and some collectables.

The event also allows members to greet and raise awareness of Snap's winter programs. For details, call 681-8642.

New Sierra Club chapter meets

Two speakers will address the Monday, Dec. 7, meeting of the new Sierra Club - North Olympic Group.

Harley Oien of the Dry Creek Coalition presents information about the Port Angeles city dump leaching toxins and garbage into the strait, and North Olympic Conservation Committee member Norm Baker discusses efforts to create marine protected areas to aid in rock fish recovery.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Sons of Norway Olympic Lodge, 131 W. Fifth St., Port Angeles. Contact 928-0116 or

SPD conducts toy drive

Sequim Police Department employees again this year are buying Christmas gifts for children who otherwise might go without.

"We contacted the Salvation Army and requested 10 names of Sequim-area children that need gifts for Christmas. We received those names, and employees of the Sequim Police Department can voluntarily buy gifts for them," said Sequim Police Officer Maris Turner.

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 Dec. 2 - Caesar salad, Italian sausage with peppers, baked ziti, zucchini, lemon whip

Thursday Dec. 3 - Cook's choice

Friday Dec. 4 - Cottage cheese with fruit, shrimp stir-fry, fried rice, melon

Monday Dec. 7 - Carrot raisin salad, chicken a la king over biscuits, baked tomato, cookies

Tuesday Dec. 8 - Chef's salad, chowder, garlic bread, berries with cream.

Herbs for pregnancy

Local midwife Carol Gautschi discusses herbs and supplements to support a healthy pregnancy from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Botanical Touch, 115 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Pete Kaiser of Barleans Organic Oils shares information about herbal supplements to support the immune system from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the store.

Call 683-2050 to reserve a space.

NPBA gala

The North Peninsula Builders Association will hold its holiday gala and silent auction starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Red Lion CrabHouse in Port Angeles.

Admission costs $22; reservations must be made by noon Tuesday, Dec. 8, by calling 452-8160 or e-mailing to

New officers will be installed prior to dinner. They are Tracy Gudgel, president; Rick Gross and Jim Strong, vice presidents; Donna Knifsend, secretary. State directors are Jack Tenhulzen, Roger Wheeler, Scott Schwagler, Jim Strong, Garret DelaBarre, Mark Smith, Brooke Nelson and Kevin Russell; builder directors are Bill Roberds, Alex Anderson, Larry Hanna and Bill Feeley; associate director is Dan Donovan.

Church holds prayer service

St. Luke's Episcopal Church celebrates a Taizé service at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

A Taizé service includes candles, silence and short simple songs that are repeated and become prayers in themselves.

Call 683-4862.

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