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Assured Hospice

Assured Hospice offers free grief groups in Sequim.

"Grief & Social Support: After the First Year" is an ongoing, drop-in grief group held from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays at Assured Hospice, 24 Lee Chatfield Ave., Sequim.

"Grief Support: For the Newly Bereaved" begins an eight-week session 1:30-3 p.m. Thursdays, June 24-Aug. 12, at Assured Hospice.

Make reservations at 582-3796. For more information, see

Meetings are not held on holidays or if the local schools are closed due to inclement weather.

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 at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a space.

Wednesday May 19 - Green salad, beef stew with carrots and potatoes, corn bread, spice cake

Thursday May 20 - Cook's choice

Friday May 21 - Italian wedding soup, meat or vegetarian pizza, Caesar salad, apple crisp

Monday May 24 - broccoli salad, baked chicken, new potatoes, zucchini, apricots

Tuesday May 25 - Marinated vegetable salad, Swiss steak, buttered noodles, steamed greens, brownie.

Blessing ceremony

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and the Museum and Arts Center hold a blessing ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, for the new Longhouse Exhibit at the Museum and Arts Center Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim. Patrick Adams conducts the ceremony.

The Longhouse is a permanent exhibit with artifacts on loan from members of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe.

Contact 683-8110 or

At the market

Sequim Open Aire Market will be open from 9 a.m.-

3 p.m. Saturday, May 22, with live music from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. by Howly Slim and the Boys. Two new food vendors will join the market on Cedar Street: Galare Thai will present cooking demonstrations, and Viaggio Pizza, a mobile wood-fired pizzeria, will bake fresh hot pizza all day. Many other vendors are new this season.

Boating class

North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron presents "America's Boating Class" from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 22-23, and Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27, at Rainbow's End RV Park, 261831 Highway 101.

The class completes requirements for the state boater's card and is required for boaters younger than 30.

The course costs $36, which includes refreshments, text, course plotter and a digital charging CD.

Call 457-1215 or visit

Shredding event

The Sequim Village Marketplace branch of First Federal, 1201 W. Washington St., hosts a free shredding event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 22.

Individuals are encouraged to bring sensitive paper for shredding on site by LeMay Mobile Shredding, a professional shredding company.

Bring old tax returns, account statements or any paperwork with account or Social Security numbers or other personal information.

First Federal security personnel will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on identity theft.

Call 683-7935.

Garden club plant sale

A plant sale raffle was held on Monday, May 10, at the Port Angeles Garden Club general meeting.

Valerie Morgenstern won patio furniture; Paul Breitbach won a concrete leaf; Norma Steinbacher won a hanging basket; Lily Thompson won a cosmos wall hanging.

The club held a successful plant and garden art sale May 1 and credited the Port Angeles Senior Center, the public and all who purchased plants, garden art and raffle tickets.

The club is open to anyone interested in horticulture, floral design, conservation and service.

Call 460-4321 or 457-0843.

Lavender winery tour

A self-guided winery tour will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 10-18.

A commemorative wine glass and tasting at each winery is included in the $25 ticket price. Tasting also is available for $5 at each establishment.

Tickets stamped at all seven wineries may enter a gift basket drawing.

Guests must be 21 or older to purchase tickets or participate.

During the Lavender Festival, July 16-18, at the festival street fair in downtown

Sequim, wine from each winery will be available for tasting by the glass or for sale by the bottle.

Contact www.olympic, 800-785-5495 or

Friends in knead

Peninsula College's massage therapy students let their hands do the work and raised more than $1,500 on May 10 for Haitian and other disaster relief efforts.

The promise of 15-minute chair massages provided by 13 students drew 39 city and county employees as well as community members.

The funds they collected paid for 1.5 Shelter Boxes.

Shelter Boxes are waterproof containers each with a 10-person tent, thermal blankets, insulated ground sheets, water purification equipment, a wood-burning or multi-fuel stove, cookware, basic tool kit and a children's pack with drawing books, crayons and pens. Contents are adapted according to the needs of the particular affected geographic area.

The proceeds were donated to Nor'wester Rotary Foundation in Port Angeles.

Noon Rotary Club

Sequim Noon Rotary Club now meets at 11:45 a.m. Thursdays at Holiday Inn Express, 1442 E. Washington St.,


Evening activities will continue at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim.

The club has sponsored the Sequim-Dungeness Irrigation Festival grand parade for the past 50 years and the annual salmon bake for the past 42 years.

The yearly Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby fundraiser, in partnership with the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, will be held Sunday, May 23, in the Nippon Paper Industries canal in Port Angeles.

Contact 681-8539 or

Women's cancer group

Lorelli and Steven Goldberg teach about how the body and brain work from the Chinese medical perspective 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Women's Cancer Support group meeting in the second-floor conference room at 844

N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

All will have an opportunity to practice some Qi Gong as part of the presentation.

The Goldbergs have taught and studied Taiji and Qi Gong for 38 years.

Their "Keep in Balance" professional classes have helped many physical therapists, nurses and doctors to better care for their patients.

Call 582-2845.

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