Community News Briefs

Scouts flip for jamboree

A pancake breakfast is scheduled for 7-10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Money raised will help Boy Scout Troop 1492 attend the 2010 National Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

Thrift shop extends hours

Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild's Thrift Shop, on the corner of Second Avenue and Bell Street, will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays March 6 and March 20.

All white-tagged items will be half price during the Saturday openings.

Call 683-7044.

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 March 3 - Green salad, crab cakes, steamed rice pilaf, asparagus, fresh pineapple

Thursday March 4 - Cook's choice

Friday March 5 - Beet salad, pot roast, potatoes, carrots, corn bread, ice cream sundae

Monday March 8 - Pea salad, chicken cordon bleu, buttered noodles, mixed vegetables, peaches

Tuesday March 9 - Soup d'jour, stuffed peppers, side salad, banana bread.

U.W. updates and elects

United Way of Clallam County holds its annual meeting from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Port Angeles School District offices, 216 E. Fourth St.

Officers will be elected and an annual report of each committee's work will be given at the meeting.

RSVP to 457-3011 by Friday, March 5.

Ensemble presents winter concert

The Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble presents a free winter-quarter concert at

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Music selections range from show tunes, jazz standards from Horace Silver, John Lewis, Walter Davis and Johnny Griffin, and Latin jazz classics like "Afro Blue," up through modern jazz composers such as Chick Corea, Steve Davis, Wayne Shorter and Charles Mingus.

A new work "Señor Luis" by the band's director, Dr. David Jones, also will be featured.


Is that food?

Nutritional expert Lesia McNabb presents "Do You Know What You Are Eating?"

She will speak at a free Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic forum at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the second-floor conference room, Olympic Medical Center Services building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Topics include how foods and beverages affect the body; fat, carbohydrates and fiber content in foods; healthier choices as alternatives to eating at fast food restaurants; diabetes, heart disease, obesity and sugar addiction.

Reservations will be required for a free tour of a local supermarket on Wednesday, March 17.

Call 582-0218.

Prepping the party

The Clallam County Democratic Central Committee holds a quarterly meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Jefferson School, 218 E. 12th St., Port Angeles.

The agenda includes the county party's platform; resolutions to place before the county convention on Saturday, April 10, at the school; discussion of the convention process; and discussions with and Organizing for America representatives.

At 1 p.m., Nancy Messmer, of Sekiu, speaks on the precinct committee officers' role. A number of precincts have officer vacancies to be filled by election or appointment.

The quarterly meeting will be preceded by committee meetings at 10 a.m.

Book signings in March

Author Dodie Sparks will be at Starbucks, 1095 W. Washington St., Sequim, from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, March 6 and 20, with her children's book "Spring ABCs."

The book's poem is accompanied by reproductions of Sequim artist Bob Thompson's original oil paintings.

Autographed copies of the book and a preview of new materials will be available.

Sparks is working on "Summer ABCs" and "Never Too Old to Chase a Dream."

Contact 681-4089 or

Jr. Babe Ruth time

Sign-ups and tryouts for Sequim Jr. Babe Ruth will be held 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 6, at the Sequim High School baseball fields, 601 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Boys ages 13-15 are eligible.

Eat your veggies

A vegetarian/vegan potluck will be at 6 p.m. today, March 3, at the Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Community Services Center, 30 Sanford Lane, Sequim.

Potlucks are held on the first Wednesday of the month, offering lessons on healthy living, a recipe exchange, ideas and inspiration.

This month, a DVD about healthy nutrition will be presented.

Call 683-1414 or 360-385-0150.

Lend a hand for MS

March is National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month.

Awareness kits and instructions are available from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation for volunteers interested in becoming involved in an effort to raise the public's awareness of the illness.

MS Helping Hands, headquartered in Edmonds, provides services and resources to people with multiple sclerosis in Washington.

Call 425-712-1804.

Planning commission has vacancy

The city of Sequim is seeking applicants for the planning commission. Applications are available for a term expiring Jan. 10, 2011.

Applicants must live within the city limits.

The commission meets at 6 p.m. on first and third Tuesdays. It serves as an advisory board to the city council on land use and zoning issues.

Applications are available at Sequim City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim, or by contacting 683-4139 or

Boards seek volunteers

Clallam County Juvenile and Family Service is looking for citizens to volunteer for its juvenile community diversion boards in Sequim, Port Angeles and Forks.

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

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

Call 565-2630 or 565-2637.

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