Community news briefs

'Midnight Sun Birding'

Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 17, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

"Midnight Sun Birding" will feature members Bill and Karen Parker. The Parkers traveled to Inuvik in Canada's Northwest Territories to see Sequim winter birds in their breeding territory. Join them for a few highlights of their 7,000-mile driving adventure beyond the Arctic Circle.

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. 17 - Carrot raisin salad, Salisbury steak, potatoes au gratin, peas, oatmeal cookie

Thursday Feb. 18 - Cook's choice

Friday Feb. 19 - Fruit cup, turkey burger, roasted potato wedges, ice cream

Monday Feb. 22 - Green salad, country fried steak, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, brownie

Tuesday Feb. 23 - Vegetable soup, lemon dill salmon, baked potato, Harvard beets, banana cake.

Another class on mason bees

The success of the mason bee class in January has led to another class, scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Wild Birds Unlimited, 275953 Highway 101, Blyn. During the 90-minute class, Bob Logue will teach how to attract and keep these helpful fruit-tree pollinators in your backyard. A $5 donation per person is requested. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Christie Lassen at Wild Birds Unlimited, 360-797-7100.

Support for those who support

A family support group is forming and potential members will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Olympic Medical Cancer Center, 844 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Family members, caregivers, friends and loved ones of cancer patients are invited to bring ideas and share support needs.

Dates and times for the ongoing group will be provided at a later date. Call 582-2845 or 683-9895.

Financial help for

cancer patients

Cancer Lifeline offers financial navigation services to patients living with cancer in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Cancer Lifeline can assist qualifying patients and their caregivers with financial assistance and cancer-related resources.

Individuals requesting assistance can call 800-255-5505. Cancer Lifeline's mission is to optimize the quality of life for all people living with cancer.

Citizen of the Year

luncheon scheduled

The Citizen of the Year Award will be presented at the annual Citizen of the Year luncheon at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim. RSVP at 683-6197.

Concerned Citizens meet

Concerned Citizens of Clallam County meets from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim.

Retired Admiral Bob McClinton is the speaker. Contact

Dementia discussed

A dementia briefing will be held from

9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 10, at Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place, Port Ludlow.

Gail Bosch, a certified geriatric pharmacist, is the featured speaker.

Topics include risk factors, causes, types of dementia treatments available, medication management and caregiver issues.

There is a $1 charge for non-Bay Club members at the door. The reservation deadline is April 5.

Olympic Area Agency on Aging sponsors the program. Call 417-8554 or 360-437-9935.

Songstress and Sondheim

Local songstress/entertainer Carol Swarbrick Dries sings with the Seattle Symphony in a "Tribute to Stephen Sondheim" Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 18-21.

Dries and four other singers perform at Benaroya Hall in Seattle at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 19-20; and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Feb. 20-21.

She will sing some of her Sondheim favorites including "I'm Still Here," "Broadway Baby" and "Send in the Clowns."

She has done several benefit concerts on the peninsula and appeared in many musical productions at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.

Seattle Pops' conductor Marvin Hamlisch invited her to participate. Call 206-215-4747.

District 3 board meets

The Clallam County Fire Protection District No. 3 board of commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the district headquarters, 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Call 683-4242.

Assist oiled wildlife

A free Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response class will be held

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Marine Spill Response Corporation, 1330 Industry St., No. 100, Everett.

Students learn to assist with oiled wildlife response operations. Registration closes Tuesday, Feb. 19. Contact 360-902-8125 or

Seabirds program scheduled

Dr. Peter Hodum presents "Bridging the Hemispheres: Challenges and Opportunities for Conserving Highly Migratory Seabirds."

The talk is at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Feiro Marine Life Center on the Port Angeles City Pier, 350 N. Lincoln St. in Port Angeles.

Hodum is director of Juan Fernandez Islands Conservancy and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Puget Sound.

A $5 donation is suggested.

Reservations are requested at 417-6254.

Septic work group meets

Clallam County On-site Septic System Work Group meets 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in the county commissioners' meeting room, Room 160, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The group continues its discussion of financing options for implementing the Clallam County On-Site Septic System Management Plan. Contact or 417-2543.


The woman accepting the city's recognition for the Ray and Donna Guerin Foundation's Lifesaver Program contributions was misidentified in a page A-5 article in the Feb. 10 Sequim Gazette. The woman is Linda Gooch, a Guerin family member.

National Eating Disorders Week, February 21-27, 2010

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) will hold a Unity Day gathering from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday February 27th. The location is Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Avenue (next to Carrie Blake Park) in Sequim. It is a worldwide celebration of recovery from the disease of compulsive eating behaviors. For more information, please call (360)582-1969. There is a suggested donation of $5 for Admission/$5 for Lunch. If you have a problem with food—overeating, binging and purging, starving yourself—help is available in OA. Please join us for this event. For information about OA & meeting locations, go to:

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