Community News Briefs

Carnival comes to town

Davis Shows Northwest brings a carnival to the corner of Priest Road and Washington Street, behind Blue Sky Real Estate and across from Walmart, from today, Wednesday, July 28, through Sunday, Aug. 1. The carnival has rides, games and food and will be open from noon-

9 p.m. each day.

Ride ticket discount coupons are available at the Taco Truck in the Blue Sky Real Estate parking lot from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through Saturday.

A few one-day unlimited-ride-pass coupons are available for $35 - all proceeds from those coupon sales go to the American Cancer Society/Sequim Relay for Life. To buy a ride pass coupon, send an e-mail to

Benefit sale for St. Vincent De Paul

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church is holding a benefit sale for its St. Vincent De Paul chapter from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at 510 Knapman Road, Sequim.

All proceeds benefit the local nonprofit chapter that helps people in need.

For more information, call the church at 683-6076.

Mike Siegel airs on KSQM

National talk show host Mike Siegel makes a stop at KSQM, Sequim's community radio station at 91.5 FM, when he visits the North Olympic Peninsula.

Program director Pepper Fisher interviews Siegel with several segments to run on the

Five-O Show July 29-30.

Siegel has appeared on a number of television shows and has a weekday Internet radio show on

For more information, call KSQM at 681-0000.

Speaking of suiseki

Dungeness Bonsai Society presents a talk about the art of suiseki at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St.

Suiseki is the Chinese and Japanese art of creating miniature images of mountains and other nature scenes using stones, which may be included with bonsai plants or alone.

Aglow reunion

Sequim Aglow holds a reunion picnic from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. Jennifer Taylor uses her potters wheel to demonstrate and speak about "The Potter and the Clay."

Babysitting is provided. Call 683-3167.

Blood drive

Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, hosts a blood drive today, Wednesday, July 28.

Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with a lunch break between noon and 1 p.m.

Call 681-0946.

Jamestown Tribe totem poles

Eric Adams, tribal citizen and totem pole expert, presents "The Story of the Jamestown Tribe's Totem Poles" at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

The tribe's totem poles outside Seven Cedars Casino and other locations at the Blyn campus will be featured.

Made from cedar trees, they use a variety of symbols, usually in animal form, to describe an event, tell a story or share a legend.

A donation of $10 is requested toward supporting the education programs at the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe is a partner in the operation of the River Center and Railroad Bridge Park. Call 681-4076.

Marine resources committees

The Clallam County and Jefferson County marine resources committees meet jointly at

6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Cape George Colony yacht club on Discovery Bay.

There will be a historical review of Northwest Straits Commission sand lance data and a presentation of the Draft Management Plan for the proposed Protection Island Aquatic Reserve.

Call 457-0239.

Sequim Seventh-day Adventist has VBS

"I Spy Jesus" is the theme of this summer's vacation Bible school from 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 9-13, at Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane, Sequim.

Children 6-10 years old are invited to participate in games, crafts and Bible stories.

Call 683-7373.

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 29 - Cook's choice

Friday July 30 - Carrot raisin salad, jambalaya, steamed rice, apple cobbler

Monday Aug. 2 - Egg drop soup, Chinese chicken salad, oat bran muffin, sherbet

Tuesday Aug. 3 - Spinach salad, baked ham, sweet potatoes, zucchini, cake

Wednesday Aug. 4 - Pea salad, poached fish, steamed rice/barley, broccoli/cauliflower, pineapple.

Art and craft fair

Tables are available for the first Jamestown S'Klallam Native and Non-Native Holiday Crafts Fair.

The Saturday, Nov. 6, fair will be in Red Cedar Hall at the Jamestown Tribal Campus, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Blyn.

The fair raises funds for tribal programs. Each vendor is asked to donate a raffle and a bake sale item.

Details and an application form are available at

Click on "Announcements" and scroll down to "Native and Non-Native Art and Craft Fair" to download the application form.

Call 681-3410 or e-mail

Deferred property taxes

Homeowners on limited incomes can apply to defer paying their second-half property taxes due Oct. 31.

The application deadline is Sept. 1. First-half taxes that were due April 30 must have been paid.

Applicants must have an annual household income of $57,000 or less in 2009, have owned the home for at least five years, use it as their primary residence and have sufficient equity. Deferred taxes cannot exceed 40 percent of equity.

The deferred taxes must be repaid, with interest, when the property is sold or no longer used as the homeowner's primary residence. The interest rate is 3 percent for 2010.

For more information, call 360-570-5900 or contact the Clallam County assessor at 417-2400.

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