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Sequim Noon Rotary

moves to SunLand

Rotary Club of Sequim is moving its weekly meetings to SunLand Golf & Country Club beginning Thursday, June 24. The Noon Rotary club meets for lunch at 11:45 a.m. each Thursday.

The club's 42nd annual Salmon Bake & BBQ fundraiser is Sunday, Aug. 15, at Carrie Blake Park. It features fresh baked salmon and pork barbecued on-site, live music, raffles, vendors, not-for-profit displays and fun for the whole family. Proceeds help fund local charities and youth activities.

More information on Sequim Noon Rotary is available at

Free shredding, food collection

Windermere's SunLand volunteers are shredding business/personal items and collecting food for the Sequim Food Bank from 10 a.m-1 p.m. Friday, June 18, in the SunLand Home Owners Association/Windermere SunLand parking lot, 137 Fairway Drive, Sequim, for this year's Community Service Day.

Each year, Windermere agents, managers, owners and staff from across the Western United States gather together and devote their workday to making a positive change through local service projects and volunteerism.

For more information, visit

Strawberry shortcake

Friends of the Fields, a division of the North Olympic Land Trust, serves strawberry shortcake at the Sequim Open Aire Market for four weeks starting on Saturday, June 19.

Made from fresh local berries, buttermilk biscuits and fresh whipped cream, shortcake will be served 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Second and Cedar streets in downtown Sequim.

The event will raise money to protect farmland.

Free dinners continue at Trinity Methodist

A free community dinner is at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

Reservations are required. Call the church from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner at 683-5367.

The tentative menu is hot pulled pork or beef sandwiches, green beans, green salad, applesauce, cake and beverages. Low-sugar and gluten-free desserts are available.

Vocalist Tom Kennedy will entertain with songs from the 1940-1990s. Homework help is available for students.

The dinners are offered the last Thursday of each month and are for anyone who would like a night out, including those whose budgets may be tight late in the month.

Those with questions can e-mail the church at

Easy riding

Clallam Transit System has launched a countywide online bus trip planner via the Google Transit Partner Program.

The program allows users to visit, enter their starting and ending location and view an interactive map that show the corresponding bus stop, route and fare information.

King's Way vacation Bible school

"Firefighters" is the theme of vacation Bible school from 9:30 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, June 21-25 at King's Way Foursquare Church, 1023 Kitchen-Dick Road, Sequim.

Ages 3 years-fifth grade are invited.

Call 683-8020.

Apply for grants by July 1

The Seattle Foundation seeks applications for grants from the Phillips Memorial Fund from organizations that provide services to improve life in Clallam County.

The estate of Joy Phillips established the Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund in 2006 to honor the memory of her late husband. Approximately $250,000 will be distributed in 2010. Previous grants have ranged from $1,000-$25,000, with an average grant about $10,000.

Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Clallam County. All applications must be e-mailed by July 1. To download an application or for more information about the Phillips Memorial Fund, visit

Hot rods, hot dogs

The fifth annual Father's Day Hot Rods and Hot Dogs will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at Deer Park Cinema, 96 Deer Park Road, Port Angeles.

Bring hotrods by 10:30 a.m. to allow for parking. The free event includes music, food, awards and a paved parking lot.

Call 452-9936 or 683-7908.

Group planning fair

Sequim PC User's Group is planning a media and technology fair in April 2011 at Sequim High School.

A planning group meets 9 a.m. every other Monday at The Buzz, 128 N. Sequim Ave.,

Sequim. Local businesses and groups scheduled to participate include Peninsula College, Nicola Wireless, and Adobe Inc.


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 16 - cole slaw, beef stroganoff over noodles, zucchini, fresh fruit

Thursday June 17 - cook's choice

Friday June 18 - carrot raisin salad, barbecue ribs, baked potato, broccoli, ice cream sundae

Monday June 21 - fruit cup, barbecue chicken, potato salad, fresh steamed vegetable, peach crisp

Tuesday June 22 - cole slaw, fish and chips, mixed vegetables, fresh strawberries with cream.

Gazette sports editor wins SPJ award

Michael Dashiell, Sequim Gazette sports editor, won first place in the Society of Professional Journalists' 2009 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest in May.

Dashiell took top honors in the Non-Daily Newspaper division, sports reporting category, for "Concussions hit home with Sequim family," appearing in the June 10, 2009, edition of the Gazette. The article detailed how concussions affected local sports players and the efforts to bolster safety practices for high school athletes.

20-year class reunion

Sequim High School's class of 1990 celebrates its 20-year reunion Friday-Sunday, Aug. 20-22.

Contact Jennifer Trapp-Langendoerfer at, Rich Richmond at or Jeffie Lou Thorn at

Look up the "Class of 1990 High School Reunion" on Facebook.

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