Community News Briefs

Tuesday farmer's market opens
Nash's Farmer's Market is open 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning July 27 in the lobby of the Olympic Medical Center's Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
Locally grown organic vegetables, berries and flowers along with flour and bread milled and baked at Bell Street Bakery will be available. Call 417-7782.

Planners tackle transportation
Clallam County Planning Commission begins its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 21, in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The agenda includes work on the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program and public comments.

Relay For Life fundraisers
Relay For Life team "Pass The Hope" hosts a rummage/bake sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at 7400 Old Olympic Highway. All proceeds benefit Relay For Life. The team holds an art exhibit and sale July 26-Aug. 5 at the Fifth Avenue Retirement Center, 500 Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

Community dinner open to all
A free community dinner is available to anyone who would like a night out at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the church at 683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the monthly dinner. The menu includes lemon honey chicken, carrot/raisin salad, mixed vegetables, baked beans, cake and cookies, and beverages. A sing-along follows dinner. E-mail

Pioneers plan picnic
The Sequim Pioneer Association hosts its annual Pioneer Picnic Saturday, July 31, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim. Festivities begin at noon with lunch at 1 p.m.
Sequim High School class reunion attendees and the public are invited.

Bring a dessert for last names beginning A-L and salads or main dishes for last names beginning M-Z. Hot dogs will be provided. Call 683-4431 or 683-6770.

Sequim Guild hosts garage sale
Sequim Guild for Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center holds a garage sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 23-24, at 81 Timothy Lane, Sequim. The proceeds go for uncompensated care at Seattle Children's Hospital. A Christmas in July cottage and plant sale is planned, and bed and bath items also are available. Call 683-7185.

Ecology class set
The Dungeness River Audubon Center holds a six-week "Ecology of the Dungeness River" class from 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, July 22-Aug. 26, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

Subjects include the geology, plant and animal communities of the local watershed and how humans have changed the river during the past 150 years. It includes five field trips, from the estuary to the mountains. Cost is $50 for River Center members and $75 others. Call 681-4867 or visit www.dungenessriver

U.S Constitution, Federalist Papers class planned
Evergreen Freedom Foundation, based in Olympia, is presenting classes on the Constitution and Federalist Papers to the North Peninsula. This is the second class in the Rule of Law and Liberty series.
The class is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. Cost is $10 per person. Register online at or call 360-956-3482.

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 22 - Cook's choice
  • Friday July 23 - Tomato and cucumber, Swiss steak, buttered noodles, mixed vegetables, gelatin
  • Monday July 24 - Fruited rice salad, pork chops, applesauce, braised cabbage, cake
  • Tuesday July 27 - Green salad, chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, refried beans, strawberries
  • Wednesday July 28 - Spinach salad, beef stroganoff, glazed carrots, fresh fruit cup.

Library board meeting cancelled
The regular meeting of the North Olympic Library System board of trustees scheduled for Thursday, July 22, is cancelled. The next regular meeting of the board is at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave. Call 417-8500.

Paving in Port Angeles
Lakeside Industries is paving roads between 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through July 30 in Port Angeles. Projects are on Lauridsen Boulevard, Tumwater Truck Route and Mount Angeles Road from Park Avenue to Olympus Avenue. Traffic will be directed by markers or flaggers as necessary. Dates may change and work extended depending on weather, progress and conditions.

Be prepared for disasters
Disaster preparedness on a personal level and for neighborhoods is the topic of a seminar from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 29, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.
The speaker is Bob Mills, one of six certified trainers in Clallam County for community emergency response teams. There will be an opportunity for questions. Call 683-5367 by July 22.

Citation reimbursements
The Department of Licensing plans to reimburse local governments for fiscal impacts related to an oversight in updating a state traffic offense rule book.
Traffic citations issued by jurisdictions that have adopted the Model Traffic Ordinance since 2007 are affected, including cell phone law violations before July 1 and some off-road violations. Individuals who were issued a citation and paid a fine should go to the jurisdiction that issued the citation to request reimbursement.
The state will reimburse the local jurisdiction for the full amount of the citation.

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