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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 April 21 - Ambrosia salad, roast turkey, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, pumpkin pie

Thursday April 22 - Cook's choice

Friday April 23 - Antipasto salad, baked herb fish, rice and barley, Harvard beets, apricots

Monday April 26 - Potato salad, barbecued chicken, corn, steamed greens, apple crisp

Tuesday April 27 - Tomato and cucumber salad, hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, custard.

Highway headache

Crews will remove brush from U.S. Highway 101 at Shore Road, mileposts 257-258, from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. through Thursday.

Drivers should expect flagger-controlled, one-way alternating traffic in both directions.

Spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner at the Fairview Grange, 161 Lake Farm Road, Port Angeles, runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, with multiple raffles starting at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is free for any grange member in appreciation of community service; $5 for nonmembers. Proceeds benefit Fairview Grange. Desserts and other auction items are appreciated. Call 461-9008.

Making perfect tamales

Manuela Velasquez of Forks talks about the history of corn and demonstrates the secret to making the perfect tamale from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the Peninsula College Longhouse, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Velasquez is the president of the Forks Hispanic Family Association.

Participants are invited to taste test the finished tamales.

Peninsula College and the Forks Hispanic Family Association co-sponsor the free workshop, which is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Call 452-9277.

Haiti first-hand

Matt Newell, a paramedic and firefighter for Clallam County Fire District 3, presents a free slide show on the Haiti earthquake disaster at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the Parish Hall at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Newell and other local volunteers contributed weeks in Haiti tending to the sick and wounded.

He intends to characterize his photos and provide a context not found on the national news.

For more information, call the church at 683-4862.

No studded tires

Washington State Patrol troopers enforce a $124 fine for those who use studded tires after 12:01 a.m. Sunday, April 18.

Washington State Department of Transportation encourages drivers, especially those heading into the higher elevations, to plan ahead and drive for conditions.

Contact or 800-833-6388.

Out-of-state callers can access the information at 800-695-7623.

Christian school auction

Olympic Christian School holds its 19th annual silent auction from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Independent Bible Church, 116 E. Ahlvers Road, Port Angeles.

Gift baskets are among the items on sale. Food also will be sold.

Admission is free.

Call 457-4640.

Sheriff's Advisory Committee

Clallam County Sheriff's Citizens Advisory Committee meets 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Emergency Operations Center in the basement of the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Contact 417-2262 or


Sierra Club

North Olympic Group - Sierra Club examines effects of climate change on the West Twin River on Saturday, April 24.

The site is in a remote part of Olympic National Forest, an hour's drive from downtown Port Angeles.

The hike will be one or two miles, with time to explore both forest and stream. The difficulty level is moderate. A moderate level of spryness also is required.

The return trip includes a stop at the North Point Lookout to enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains and Sol Duc River valley if conditions permit.

Contact or 206-378-0114 ext. 319.

Taizé service

A Taizé service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Call St. Luke's at 683-4862.

Toastmasters winners

A Night at the Theatre was the theme of Area 21 Toastmasters International speech contest on Tuesday, April 13.

Brent Powell from the Port Angeles club was the international speech contest winner.

Sharon Labrecque, area governor, was toastmaster for the evening.

Call 681-6666.

Volkssport Club

Olympic Peninsula Explorer's Volkssport Club meets at the QFC store lot, 990B E. Washington St., Sequim, to sign in for an Olympic Game Farm walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 24.

Possible views on the walk include nesting eagles, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker in the Cascades and the New Dungeness Lighthouse.

The route does not go into the Olympic Game Farm.

Baby joggers are allowed; access for wheelchairs is difficult. No pets are permitted.

Call 452-0593.

Neal Richards memorial

A Worker Memorial at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, at Washington State Department of Transportation headquarters in Olympia, will commemorate Neal Richards of Sequim.

Richards, who worked for WSDOT, died Nov. 29, 2009, when he was struck by a car while clearing a roadway west of Port Angeles.

April 19-23 is National Work Zone Awareness Week, held to raise awareness about work zone safety and to support roadway workers. Forty-six drivers, passengers and roadway workers were killed, and close to 4,000 persons were injured in work zones in Washington from 2005-2009.

Since 1950, 57 WSDOT employees have died in work zone-related activities. For more information, see

Rally for workers

A May Day rally begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in Port Angeles, to promote immigration reform based on human needs and workers' rights.

This event to celebrate International Workers Day is sponsored by Stop the Checkpoints Committee for those unable to travel to larger rallies in Seattle and Mount Vernon.

It begins at the Federal Building at West First and Oak streets in Port Angeles. Signs and noisemakers are welcome, organizers say.

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