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Abolishing the Electoral College

"Why Abolish the Electoral College" is the subject of a free seminar from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. Call 681-0101.

Zumbathon set for June 13

A Zumba Fitness Party is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. Admission is by donation.

The event is a fundraiser for the local Boys & Girls Club to help a local student buy a wheelchair.

A Zumba basic fitness class is scheduled for 6:15-7:15 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at the club, to help participants get ready.

For more information, call Teri Lamphear at 460-2277 or e-mail

Boards seek new members

The city of Sequim seeks volunteers for the Citizens Park Advisory Board and the Board of Adjustment. There are two openings on each board.

The park advisory board terms expire June 30, 2013. Applicants must live within the Sequim School District boundaries but outside the city limits. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesdays and advises the city council on park issues.

The adjustment board terms expire Dec. 12, 2012. Applicants must live within the Sequim School District boundaries. The board meets at 7 p.m. on second Wednesdays, as needed, and determines if variances to zoning ordinance requirements should be granted.

Applications are available at Sequim City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., at or by calling 683-4139.

Candidate forum question deadline looms

Concerned Citizens of Clallam County meets 7-9 p.m. Monday, June 28, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. The candidates for the Washington state Legislature are on the agenda.

Questions for the candidates must be submitted by June 14 to

A committee will choose those questions they feel will give insight into the candidates' positions on issues facing the state.

Candidates vying for the Legislative seats in the 24th District are:

Position 1, Craig Durgan, Dan Gase and Kevin Van de Wege; and Position 2, Larry Carter, Jack Dwyer, Jim McEntire and Steve Tharinger.

Transit youth passes on sale

Clallam Transit System's Olympic Peninsula Summer Youth Pass is available to youths ages 6-19 for the summer months. The pass allows travel on regular fixed-route Clallam, Jefferson, Gray Harbor and Mason transit buses through Labor Day. Passes are $10 from now to June 30. July 1 the price goes to $20.

Passes can be purchased at outlets in

Sequim, Port Angeles, Forks or the Clallam Transit System office. Call 452-1315 or 800-858-3747.

Stroke support group meets

A stroke support group meets from

2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars annex, 169 E. Washington St. Call 681-3191.

Sequim-Dungeness Chamber

hosts special guests

Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim, hosts luncheon speakers at noon on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Danielle Turissini, executive director, speaks about the PEAK Leadership Program on Tuesday, June 22.

The program includes a presentation from Pioneer Dance Arts. Luncheon cost is $15. Reservations are requested by Friday, June 18. Call 683-6197 or e-mail

Islander Pizza and Pasta Shack, 380 E. Washington St., Sequim, is the site of the next after-hours mixer from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. Mixers are held on the third Tuesday each month. Visit the Chamber's Web site at www.

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. 24-hours reservation required. Call 683-8491.

Wednesday June 9 - Caesar salad, baked lemon fish, baked sweet potato, broccoli, whole wheat carrot cake

Thursday June 10 - cook's choice

Friday June 11 - cottage cheese and pineapple, pork chop, herbed noodles, green beans, banana nut bread

Monday June 14 - gelatin salad, hamburger with lettuce and tomato, fries, blueberry and strawberry shortcake

Tuesday June 15 - green salad, roast turkey, stuffing, peas and carrots, pumpkin dump cake.

Father's Day buffet at Elks Lodge

Sequim Ladies of Elks host a Father's Day champagne breakfast buffet from 8:30 a.m.-

1 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim.

Ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, fresh fruit, pastries, muffins, orange juice, tea, coffee and champagne will be served.

Prices are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for under 6.

Future Builders Home

North Peninsula Builders Association celebrates the completion of the 10th Future Builders home and the program's 10th anniversary with a tour and a barbecue beginning at

6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at 1015 Dunker Drive, Port Angeles.

Recipients of the 2010 scholarships and 2009-2010 Future Builders students will be recognized. Call 452-8160 for reservations.

Free peer counseling available

Peninsula Community Mental Health Center offers free, confidential, senior peer counseling for adults age 55 and older.

Counselors near the participants' ages meet them at a place of the participant's choosing to help develop insight and coping skills related to challenges they face. Participants' challenges can include loss of a lifelong companion, retirement, relocation, health problems, loneliness or care-giving. Call 457-0431.

Port Angeles chamber

hosts community lunches

Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce meets at noon Mondays at Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. Lunch is $13. FaLeana Wech and Kevin Russell, from North Peninsula Builders Association, speak on June 14 about Initiative 1082.

Upcoming programs include a June 21 Marine Spill Response Center presentation about regional resources for harbor/sound/strait spills and Morningside president/chief executive officer Jim Larson speaking on placing individuals with disabilities in the workplace, on June 28. Call 452-2363.

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