Community News Briefs

Citizen scientist training today

Free citizen scientist training for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 5, in the Raymond Carver Room at Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.

The program monitors seabird mortality trends on the Pacific coast by finding and recording beached birds.

Washington State University Beach Watchers, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and the University of Washington host the training.

Call 360-565-2619.

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 May 5 - Chips/salsa, sopa de albondigas/meatball soup, taco salad, tres leches cake

Thursday May 6 - Cook's choice

Friday May 7 - Cottage cheese and fruit salad, meatloaf, whipped potatoes and gravy, green beans and mixed berries

Monday May 10 - Caesar salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, mixed vegetables, garlic bread, gelatin

Tuesday May 11 - Green salad, grilled reuben, chicken noodle soup, oven fries and fruit cup.

Park Advisory Board

The next Citizens Park Advisory Board meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Sequim Public Works Building, 615 N. Fifth Ave.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery Self Help addiction recovery group meets at 5 p.m. every Friday, beginning May 7, at 4 Directions Counseling, 342 W. Washington St., Sequim. Court credit is given for attending a self-help group meeting. For more information, call 681-2467 or go online to

Club walk scheduled

The Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volks-sport Club walks at Old Fort Townsend State Park on Saturday, May 8.

A 5 kilometer/3.1 mile or 10 kilometer/6.2 mile walk are available at the park, which lies atop a 150-foot cliff. The heavily wooded park offers a military history dating from pioneer days and views of Admiralty Inlet, Port Townsend Bay and the Cascade Mountains.

Sign up at Swain's Outdoor Store, 1121 Water St., Port Townsend, shortly before 9 a.m., then drive to Old Fort Townsend State Park to start the walk. Baby joggers are possible. Wheelchairs are not recommended.

Carpooling is available from Sequim. Contact, or 452-0593.

Democratic Club

The Clallam County Democratic Club hosts a forum-style meeting of the Democratic candidates for the Clallam County prosecutor's position at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.

Candidates Lauren Erickson, David Fox and Larry Freedman express their views and participate in a question and answer session. Earl Archer will be the moderator.

Call 683-4502.

Free introductory flights

In recognition of International Learn to Fly Day on Saturday, May 15, members of Chapter 430 of the Experimental Aviation Association offer free introductory flights to anyone interested in becoming a pilot.

Weather permitting, the flights will begin from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, Sequim, in conjunction with a Young Eagles rally.

Young people between the ages of 8-17 years also may receive free flights. Minors must be accompanied by or have written permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Contact 452-2340 or

NRA group supports NJROTC

The third annual Northwest Peninsula "Friends of NRA" banquet and auction fundraiser begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Vern Burton Community Center, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and the auction follows. Tickets prices at $30.

The group has furnished the Port Angeles High School NJROTC Air Rifle Team with shooting air rifles and equipment. Participants hold titles including division champions, Northwest regional champions, gold and silver medal champions for the USA Junior Olympics and have placed 11th in the nation. Proceeds support this and NRA Foundation projects.

For more information, call Jim McEntire at 477-4103 or e-mail

Highway headaches

Washington State Department of Transportation crews will conduct these maintenance operations through Thursday, May 6, on these stretches of U.S. Highway 101:

• Shore to Dryke roads, mileposts 257-159 in both directions, brush cutting from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Expect flagger-controlled, one-way alternating traffic.

• Morse Creek Bridge to Shore Road, mileposts 251-257 in both directions, debris removal from shoulders from 7 a.m-3:30 p.m. Expect single lane closures.

Hospital Guild fashion show

Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild holds its annual luncheon/fashion show and silent auction in Club 7 of the 7 Cedars Casino at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26.

Fashions from the guild's thrift store will be modeled.

A silent auction includes works of art, jewelry, home accessories and treasures.

Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased at the Guild's Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., Sequim.

Profits from the thrift shop will be presented to Olympic Medical Center, the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic and scholarship recipients.

Call 683-7044.

Land Trust officers

North Olympic Land Trust's board elected officers on Thursday, April 29.

Re-elected were Gail Tate, president; David Morris, vice president; and Dave Hurd, treasurer.

Jim Aldrich was elected secretary.

Tate is a physical therapist at Therapeutic Associates. Morris is a past superintendent of Olympic National Park and Peace Corps director in Zambia, Africa. Aldrich taught and was a program manager and researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Hurd is a certified public accountant with Garnero Smith Hurd & Miller.

For more information, call 417-1815 or see Web site

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters Clallam County presents a town hall meeting, "How the New Health Care Bill Affects YOU" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Olympic Medical Center Linkletter Hall, Port Angeles.

Eric Lewis, chief executive officer of Olympic Medical Center, discusses "How the Law Affects the Local Delivery of Health Care."

Dr. Tom Locke, health officer of Clallam and Jefferson counties, discusses "How the Law Affects Your Public Health Services."

Donald Mitchell, chairman of the Western Washington chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, speaks on "Where Do We Go From Here?"

Call 360-504-2060.

Hands-on conservation

North Olympic Land Trust volunteers help with land conservation efforts in Clallam County to monitor and inspect properties protected by conservation easements as well as land owned by NOLT. Volunteers should be able to hike in areas without trails and be able to spend several hours outdoors in a variety of weather.

Monitoring training will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 10. For more information, contact Lorrie Campbell, stewardship manager, at 417-1815 or

Open Aire Market opens

Sequim Open Aire Market opens 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, on Cedar Street with more than 20 new vendors.

Naki'i provides music from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Community booths will be Friends of the Market and Greyhound Rescue.

New food options include hot Thai food, wood-fired pizza baked on site, fresh hot pasties and caramel corn.

New craft vendors include handmade cutlery, woolen dolls stuffed with local wool, wind chimes, paintings and prints. Clowns will make balloon animals for children.

Call 460-2688.

Songwriting Works

Songwriting Works hosts a concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

More than 100 local elders and their family members from Jefferson and Clallam counties composed the music.

Featured performers include Judith-Kate Friedman, Matt Sircely and Aimee Ringle of Port Townsend, Paula Lalish and Keeth Monta Apgar of Marrowstone Island, and Andy Mackie and J.J. Jenkins, Tri-Area.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and a silent auction follows at 2 p.m. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Tickets, by suggested donation of $5-$50, are available at the door, Quimper Sound in Port Townsend or 360-385-1160.

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