Community News Briefs

Earthquake felt

Five Sequim residents reported feeling a magnitude 3.3 earthquake that hit 10 miles north of the Dungeness Spit at 2:05 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The temblor was centered about 27 miles beneath the surface of the Strait of Juan de Fuca near the U.S.-Canada border.

No damage was reported. A quake of this magnitude is among the smallest that people can feel. Scientific details are at

Royalty pageant scheduled

The 2010 Irrigation Festival Royalty Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at the Sequim High School auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Festival royalty are high school students who volunteer their time to work with the festival committee and promote community involvement. They accompany the festival float as it travels to parades throughout the state.

The pageant is a scholarship event.

Tickets cost $5 at Solar City, Kitsap Bank and the door. Contact http://Irrigation

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. 24 - Marinated vegetable salad, meatloaf, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, pear crisp

• Thursday Feb. 25 - Cook's choice

• Friday Feb. 26 - Green salad, barbecued ribs, steamed rice, green beans, pineapple upside down cake

• Monday March 1 - Antipasto salad, chicken patty sandwich on whole wheat bun, oven roasted potatoes, whole wheat carrot cake

• Tuesday March 2 - Spinach salad, roast turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie.

Beach Watchers

Beach Watchers of Clallam County holds classes for new volunteers from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from April 5-May 26 at the Feiro Marine Life Center on City Pier at the foot of Lincoln Street in Port Angeles. The classes cost $45.

Beach Watchers supports sustainable stewardship of coastal ecosystems through education, research and local action. Class topics include removal of the Elwha dams, invasive species in marine waters, and ways to clean water before it is introduced to the marine environment.

Beach Watchers has a variety of volunteer experiences, from educating the public about marine life in tide pools and taking samples of beach sand to sorting nurdles.

To register, contact David Freed at 565-2619 or For more information about Beach Watchers, visit

Boards seek volunteers

Clallam County Juvenile and Family Service seeks volunteers for its juvenile community diversion boards in Sequim, Port Angeles and Forks.

Citizens must be at least 19 years old and pass a criminal background check.

Community diversion boards review cases of first offenders and develop a contract that will give consequences for his/her actions to help repair the harm done to the community, family and self.

Call 565-2630 or 565-2637.

Support for those who support

A support group for family members, caregivers, friends and loved ones of cancer patients 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.

Dates and times for the ongoing group will be decided later. Call 582-2845 or 683-9895.

Brainstorm Fun on Field

Nonprofit organizations interested in the Sequim Lavender Festival's Fun on Field events are encouraged to attend a brainstorming meeting at 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim. Activities, organization and marketing will be discussed.

Fun on the Field features more than 20 local nonprofit organizations with hands-on family activities that might range from a bean bag toss to candle-making and horse rides during the festival for July 16-18.

Fun on the Field, on the athletic field adjacent to the street fair, offers umbrella-covered tables, a stage and street performance area, family friendly food, and crafts.

Call Kelly Jo Hill, administrative director, at 681-3035 or e-mail

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.

Home Show opens doors

KONP presents its annual Home Show on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28, in the gymnasium complex at Port Angeles High School, 308 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

Celebrating its 28th anniversary, the show features nearly 200 vendor booths.

Admission is free. KONP offers free shuttle service from the lower parking lots at the high school to the gymnasium complex.

ARC disaster team meets

Tsunami preparedness will be the topic for American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers at their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 151 Ruth's Place, Carlsborg.

Volunteers will be updated on tsunami warnings and preparedness for coastal Washington residents, locations of disaster supplies on the county's west end and protocols when responding to disasters in coastal communities.

Call 457-7933.

Running Start preview

Peninsula College hosts Running Start information nights at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 31, in the lecture hall in the new science and technology building.

Both programs begin with a campus tour, followed by a presentation and panel discussion at 7 p.m. Running Start information nights also will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the college's Forks extension site at 71 S. Forks Ave., and 6 p.m. Monday, March 15, in Room D at the Port Townsend extension site at Fort Worden.

Contact 417-6340, 877-452-9277, ext. 3, or

Spaniel club hears speaker

Dr. Melissa Smith presents "Emergency Preparedness for Your Dog" and "Syringomyelia and Your Cavalier" for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of the Northwest, which meets from 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

A spaghetti dinner will be served for $7. The presentations are free.

Call 457-0305 or 206-420-4062.

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