Community news briefs

School board president

At the Dec. 14 Sequim school board meeting, members elected Bev Horan as president. She succeeds Sarah Bedinger, who remains an acting board member. John Bridge was elected vice-president and Virginia O'Neil reinstated as legislative representative.

Every year, the school board is required to vote on positions, but sometimes members continue in their positions as there are no term limits.

MAC's late hours

The Sequim Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St., will stay open late Friday, Dec. 18, for holiday shoppers: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information, visit, call the museum at 683-8110, or Terri at 457-1991.

High tea with OTA

Celebrate Twelfth Night in elegant British style at Olympic Theatre Arts' second annual holiday high tea at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, and Saturday, Jan. 9. Seatings are offered in the theater's gathering room, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

The menu includes savories, Yorkshire Gold English tea, finger sandwiches, shortbreads and scones plus a variety of sweet confections. Musical entertainment will be provided and a tour offered of OTA's new main stage. The main stage officially will open in February for the musical "Cabaret."

Tickets cost $22, available at OTA, by calling 683-7326 or online at

Retirees donate

The Olympic Peninsula Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this month with a Christmas party where members donated 25 toys for Toys for Tots. For more information on the association, call Tob Weidenheimer, 681-2212.

Conference center open

Carlsborg Conference Center, 865 Carlsborg Road, Suite E., will be open for classes, workshops, meetings and a no-commission gallery for art shows and fundraisers in 2010.

The price is $50 per day.

Call 582-1919.

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. 16 - Cranberry gelatin salad, pork roast, stuffing, spiced apples, squash, baked Alaska

Thursday Dec. 17 - Cook's choice

Friday Dec. 18 - Green salad, hot turkey sandwiches, potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, pudding

Monday Dec. 21 - Spring roll, turkey chow mein, steamed rice, pineapple upside down cake

Tuesday Dec. 22 - Green salad, beef stroganoff, peas and carrots, mandarin oranges.

Meetings canceled

• Today's, Dec. 16, Clallam County Planning Commission meeting is canceled.

• The Mount Olympus Detachment of the Marine Corps League will not meet in December. Call Tom Flanik at 477-4077 or Jim Graham at 928-3672.

Bridge closings

The Hood Canal bridge will close to traffic for up to 40 minutes for ballasting test openings through Friday, Dec. 18. The openings are scheduled to correspond with the slack tide about:

Today, Dec. 16 - 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17 - 2:45 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 18 - 2:45 p.m.

Bridge openings of up to 90 minutes may take place from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Dec. 14-18.

More closures are planned for January and if everything meets specifications, the bridge retrofit project will be completed then.

Frick giving tree

Frick Drug, 609 Sequim Village Center, sponsors The Giving Tree. Cash donations will be accepted for the Sequim Food Bank. The tree is dedicated to Bill and Nina Fatherson.

Harp for holidays

Friday night date night and candlelight Christmas at Damiana's Best Cellars features Laraine Claire on harp playing holiday classics from 6-8 p.m. The event is free.

Amazon aids schools

People who shop Amazon by first going to help the Sequim Education Foundation. Amazon contributes a small percentage to SEF for each order placed through the SEF Web site.

Sequim duplicate

bridge club

_ Friday, Dec. 4

N/S: 1. Marlis Panchyshyn-Robert MacNeal; 2. Jim De Vogler-Bill Farnum; 3. Arlene Nunnally-June Nelson; 4. Bruce Beh-David Carter.

E/W: 1. Vern Nunnally-Jim Wiitala; 2. Sharon Hills-Leonard Hills; 3. Frank Brown-Pete Mayberg; 4. Bob Wilkinson-Larry Phelps.

_ Monday, Dec. 7

N/S 1. (tie), Thomas Larsen-Patrick Thomson, Carol Keller-David Jackson; 3. Arlene Nunnally-Phyllis Thompson; 4. Suzanne Berg-Tom Loveday.

E/W: 1. Frank Brown-Jim Tilzey; 2. (tie), Ted Rogers-Judy Hagelstein, Ruby Mantle-Pete Mayberg; 4. Marlis Panchyshyn-Robert MacNeal.

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

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