Community news briefs

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. Saturday March 20.

All white-tagged items will be half price.

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 17 - Fruited gelatin, corned beef and cabbage, boiled new potatoes, carrots, lime gelatin cake

• Thursday March 18 - Cook's choice

• Friday March 19 - Green salad, chicken strips, oven-roasted potatoes, broccoli, pudding

• Monday March 22 - Coleslaw, pulled pork sandwich on whole wheat bun, cut corn, fresh cut oranges

• Tuesday March 23 - Green salad, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, steamed broccoli, pears.

Scotch the broom

North Olympic Land Trust volunteers will remove noxious weeds at NOLT-owned properties along Siebert Creek. Participants should meet at the end of Siebert Creek Road (off U. S. Highway 101 just east of Old Olympic). Bring work gloves and water. Tools and snacks provided. For more info:

New group for vets

Veterans are starting a newly chartered branch of the American Military Retiree Association. Those with 20 or more years of service in the military are eligible to join.

Retired U.S. Army Capt. Jerry Charles, of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Port Angeles, encourages military retirees to attend the organization's open house from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Veterans Center at 216 Francis St. in Port Angeles.

The group educates retirees on benefits and services available through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Membership benefits include discounts and scholarships. AMRA is politically active and helps veterans retain benefits they've earned.

For more information, call Charles at 461-2035 or see

P.C. scholarships

More than $37,000 in scholarship funds are available for Peninsula College's 2010-2011 academic year. All applications for scholarships must be on file with the college by the end of the work day on Friday, April 9.

Available scholarships include P.C. Foundation-supported awards for graduating high school seniors (total of $5,000), general scholarships and program-specific ones, such as those for nursing.

While many scholarships are based on financial need, several are not. Individuals who are planning on attending Peninsula College for the 2010-2011 academic year are encouraged to visit the college Web site at and then click on Quicklinks, Financial Resources and Scholarships for available scholarships. Inquiries also may be directed to the college's Financial Aid Office at 417-6390.

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.

First Step fundraiser

Tickets still are available for First Step's Midnight in Paris dinner and auction fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at C'est Si Bon, 23 Cedar Park Drive, Port Angeles.

Auction items include a trip to Las Vegas, a Mother's Day package at the Tudor Inn, a trip to Victoria, a two-hour wildlife water cruise, a meet and greet with local aerial photographer David Woodcock, a year of desserts, a year of cheese and original artwork.

Tickets cost $75. Call 457-8355.

Sound healing program

Willow Pond Consulting presents "An Evening with Vickie Dodd" from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 73 Howe Road, off Barr Road in Agnew.

Dodd is director of SoundBody Productions and the School for Sound and Sacred Arts, an Aston-Patterning teacher, author, poet, nutritionist, herbalist, workshop leader and musician.

She started using sound as a healing method in her work with her clients more than 30 years ago. A donation of $5 for building rental and speaker fees is requested.

Call 681-4411.

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.

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