Community news briefs

New board begins work

The Sequim Transportation Benefit District board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St., Sequim.

New business includes adoption of a timeline for the board's initial work and establishing a regular meeting time, date and place.

Other business is setting a date for adoption of a charter, bylaws and interlocal agreement and adoption of 2010 projects and policies related to reserve money for grant matching.

Call 683-4139.

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 Feb. 3 - Soup d'jour, cabbage rolls, fresh melon slices, oatmeal muffin pudding

_ Thursday Feb. 4 - Cook's choice

_ Friday Feb. 5 - Clam chowder, fish and chips, coleslaw, biscuits, mixed berries

_ Monday Feb. 6 - Green salad, pork chop, scalloped potatoes, apple sauce, carrot cake

_ Tuesday Feb. - Broccoli salad, hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed greens, tapioca pudding

Dems discuss

early education

Clallam County Democratic Club meets at

7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.

Former Port Angeles School District superintendent John Pope moderates a discussion on preschool education and all-day kindergarten by Port Angeles School District assistant superintendent Mary Hebert; Cynthia Martin, of the Parenting Matters Foundation; and Bill Marsh, of Clallam Early Math.

Valentine treats will be served.

Call 683-4502.

Tutunov returns

Russian pianist Alexander Tutunov returns to Port Angeles for the Port Angeles Symphony's Saturday, Feb. 6, concert. The orchestra will play "Concerto No. 3 in C for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 26" by Sergei Prokofiev; Overture, Scherzo and Finale by Robert Schumann and "Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43" by Jean Sibelius.

The morning dress rehearsal is at 10 a.m.; tickets cost $5 individual and $10 family. The evening performance starts at 7:30 p.m., both at the Port Angeles High School auditorium, 304 E. Park Ave. Tickets cost $25, $20, $12 and $10 at Beedazzled at The Buzz, 130 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, and Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., Port Angeles, or at the door.

A chartered bus is available to take Sequim residents to the performance.

Departure locations and times are:

SunLand, 5:50 p.m.; The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 6 p.m.; The Fifth Avenue Retirement Center, 6:10 p.m.

For reservations or more information, contact Barbara Hutter, 683-4743.

Valentine Tea

The Port Angeles Symphony Guild holds a Valentine Tea at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in a 100-year-old farmhouse at 90 Crownview Lane, Sequim. For reservations, call LaNice Korus, 683-5524.

Hatchery groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe fish hatchery is planned for 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the south end of Stratton Road in the field on the west side of the road. Parking is limited at the site so a shuttle will run from the tribal center to the event site. A dinner will follow at the Tribal Center gymnasium about 5 p.m.

There will be a performance by the Lower Elwha Dance Group and a groundbreaking blessing and a dinner blessing by Ben Charles. The guest speaker will be Jamie Valdez. Congressman Norm Dicks and Superintendent Karen Gustin of Olympic National Park are scheduled to attend. Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Larry EcoHawk may attend.

For more information contact the tribe at 452-8471.

Parks Advisory Board

The Sequim Citizens Parks Advisory Board monthly meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the conference room at the Planning and Public Works Building at 615 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

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