Community News Briefs

Blood drive

Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church hosts a blood drive from 9-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at 925 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

All blood types are needed, especially O negative, A negative and B negative.

Call 681-0946.

Water awareness seminar

Jim Gilliland, micro-hydration specialist, presents a water awareness seminar at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 2, at Carlsborg Convention Center, 865 Carlsborg Road, Suite E., Carlsborg.

A free DVD and water for those who pre-register is available at 457-1515.

Information also is available at www.

Siren warning test

Winchester chimes will sound for 10 seconds at noon Monday, June 7, in Diamond Point, Dungeness, West Port Angeles, Lower Elwha, LaPush, Neah Bay and Clallam Bay.

A voice message declares the sound a test of the All Hazard Alert Broadcast Sirens in Clallam County.

The test is run at noon on the first Monday of the month to check the system's capabilities to send timely warning notification for emergency incidents, including tsunamis, to coastal communities of Clallam, Jefferson, Pacific, and Grays Harbor counties.

Citizens are invited to call in information regarding the chimes, the voice announcement and where they were when they heard them throughout Monday and Tuesday following the test siren at 417-2525.

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 is $3. Menus are subject to change, and a 24-hour reservation is required. Call 683-8491.

• Wednesday June 2 - spinach salad, orange chicken, steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables, spiced pears

• Thursday June 3 - cook's choice

• Friday June 4 - soup d'jour, seafood salad, garlic toast, custard

• Monday June 7 - green salad, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, mandarin oranges

• Tuesday June 8 - tomato and cucumber salad, Greek chicken and spinach rice, steamed carrots, oatmeal raisin cookies.

KSQM campaign

KSQM 91.5 FM, a nonprofit community radio station, will have a food booth at the Kids' Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in Carrie Blake Park, 202 Blake Ave., Sequim.

Hot dogs and other foods will be available for $1 to kick off the station's "Dollar-A-Day" donation campaign.

Station coffee mugs will be sold for $10, and hot coffee will be available for donations.

Call 681-0000.

Lavender association seeks new members

Sequim Lavender Growers Association is accepting applications for new members during an open enrollment period ending June 15.

Applications and membership qualifications are available at Call 582-1345.

SNAP parent sessions

SNAP offers two free sessions for parents Thursdays June 3 and 10.

Attorney Gerald Grimes presents "The Transition Years from 16-21: Guardianships & Trusts" 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

Topics include what the school program focuses on during the ages of 18-21, why the time is important, how guardianships and trusts work and when they are necessary.

"Life After 21 for Adults with Developmental Disabilities " will be presented from noon-

2 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Parents discuss options and opportunities and watch a film.

Lunch and materials are included, but reservations are required. Call 681-8642 or e-mail

Master carver teaches workshop

Jamestown S'Klallam master carver Jeff Monson teaches a free tribal arts and crafts workshop from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Peninsula College's House of Learning Longhouse, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Students will learn to make block prints using designs carved by area Native American artists.

Call 417-7992.

Streamkeepers begin training

Streamkeepers, Clallam County's volunteer stream monitoring program, begins free training June 15.

Volunteers help collect stream health data, perform data entry and analysis, and conduct education and outreach.

New volunteers join existing stream teams and perform quarterly stream monitoring and other stewardship activities on streams throughout the county. No previous experience is necessary.

Call 417-2281, e-mail or visit

Paint the Town

Paint the Town is looking for homes owned by area seniors 60 or older and/or disabled adults to paint and refurbish in 2010. Applications are due by June 30.

For eligibility and application information, call 417-5640.

Reverse mortgage seminar

Dazé Lisenkoff, Ph.D., and Kathryn Galbraith, reverse mortgage specialists at Senior American Funding, Inc., present a seminar explaining the ins and outs of reverse mortgages at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 9.

The seminar will take place at the Sequim Senior Activitiy Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. Call 681-2325.

Sidestepping the Big Ones

Dr. Leslie Van Romer, chiropractor and author of "Getting into Your Pants," presents a free motivational health presentation at The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 7.

The topic is "Sidestepping the Big Ones: Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Stroke."

Call 683-8844 or e-mail katy@drleslie

Eagles host comedy night

The Olympic Peninsula Eagles, a Sequim-based adult football team, host Seattle-area comedian Ron Osborne at a comedy night from 7-9 p.m. at the Peking China Restaurant, 2416 Highway 101, Port Angeles.

Admission is $5 for those with Eagle season passes, $10 without. Funds raised to go buy new uniforms and equipment.

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