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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.

Thursday July 15 - Cook's choice

Friday July 16 - Ambrosia, chicken teriyaki, steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables, pineapple upside-down cake

Monday July 19 - Green salad, french dip sandwich, fries, corn cobbette, sherbet

Tuesday July 20 - Cottage cheese and pineapple, turkey tetrazzini deluxe, beets, fresh fruit

Wednesday July 21 - Spinach salad, baked fish, potatoes au gratin, broccoli and cauliflower, tapioca pudding.

Applications accepted for grants

The Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust is accepting applications for grants to be awarded in 2011.

Applications may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust, P.O. Box 1588, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Completed applications must be submitted by Sept. 30.

Myrtle Walkling, who died in 1992, created the trust in her will and funded it with more than $1 million.

The trustees' goal is to encourage new civic and charitable projects annually to benefit citizens of Port Angeles and Clallam County.

Ice cream social set

Sequim Prairie Grange hosts an ice cream social from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at 290 Macleay Road.

Ice cream sundaes and banana splits will be served.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County benefits from the profits of the requested $5 donation.

Museum makes storage plans

The Museum and Arts Center plans to improve storage for its textile collections with a $20,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The center plans to enhance storage for hundreds of uniforms, hats, quilts and other textiles in the collection.

The grant will help purchase supplies, build storage racks and pay for a museum collection consultant to hold a textile conservation workshop in Sequim to help museums and other local groups holding historical textiles.

Blood drive at Trinity United

Trinity United Methodist Church hosts a blood drive from noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. Call 1-800-donate-1.

Class of 1960 reunion

Sequim High School's class of 1960 celebrates its 50-year reunion Friday-Sunday, July 23-25.

A no host hors d'oeuvre potluck will be served at 7 p.m. Friday, July 23.

July 24 activities include a no host cocktail hour 5-6 p.m., entertainment at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at the Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Choices are prime rib, chicken, prawns or salmon, or to order off the menu.

The price is approximately $20 per person.

A potluck picnic is planned at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 25.

Call 683-3514 for complete information and reservations.

Elks to host yard sale

Members of Sequim Elks Lodge 2642 host a community yard sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17, at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road.

For more information, call Maura Mattson at 681-0533.

Perspectives on laughter

The Rev. Dr. Roger Kuhrt discusses "Perspectives on Laughter in Our Very Serious Times" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 18, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 73 Howe Road, off Barr Road in Agnew.

Call 417-2665.

Car seat inspections

Certified child passenger safety technicians from Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Port Angeles Fire Department and Sequim Police Department conduct free child car seat inspections from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, July 15, in the Walmart parking lot, 1110 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Call 360-385-3831, 417-4655 or 683-7227.

Balance program

Registration concludes Friday, July 16, for a balance and stability program beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 20.

The Clallam County YMCA program will be offered 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through Sept. 24 in its studio, 302 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. A second 10-week session will run Oct. 5-Dec. 10.

Sessions focuses on exercises and techniques to increase stability and decrease fall risk.

The cost is $40 per person, per session. YMCA members can participate for free.

All participants are required to attend a balance screening offered by Olympic Medical Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation to verify target levels and abilities for this class. Call 452-9244.

Healing, unity ceremony

A conscious convergence ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 73 Howe Road, off Barr Road in Agnew. An offering will be taken to cover costs.

The ceremony focuses on healing of the body, mind and spirit, healing for the planet and coming into unity. There will be a special healing offered to all affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Attendees are invited to bring drums, rattles or related instruments.

For more information, call Brianna, 452-0731; Michelle, 681-4784; or Doni, 452-5588.

Holiday DUI arrests

Washington state troopers assigned to detachments located throughout District 8, which includes portions of the Olympic Peninsula, kept busy the Fourth of July weekend, arresting 37 drivers for DUI.

Seven of those arrests were the result of collisions, while four others were the result of cell callers reporting a driver who caught their attention as possibly being impaired. There were six DUI arrests for Clallam and Jefferson counties (Port Angeles Detachments); one from a cell caller and two from injury collisions.

Motorists observing erratic or unsafe driving should not engage the other motorist but report the incident instead using their cellular phones by dialing 9-1-1.

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