Community News Briefs

Democrats meeting

"Let's Get the Spirit" - a pairing of wine and cheese, is the motto of the Clallam County Democratic Club meeting on Sept. 8. It will be an opportunity to meet candidates Larry Freedman, who is running for the prosecutors office, and John Miller, incumbent, who is running for re-election as the director of the Clallam County office of Community Development.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. For more information, call the Democratic Headquarters at 683-4502.

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 Sept. 9 - Cook's choice

Friday Sept. 10 - Mixed green salad, lemon-baked fish, steamed rice, glazed carrots, pudding

Monday Sept. 13 - Carrot-raisin salad, chicken ala king over biscuits, baked tomato, melon wedge

Tuesday Sept. 14 - Spinach salad, beef stroganoff, buttered noodles, mixed vegetables, pineapple upside down cake

Wednesday Sept. 15 - Green salad, roast turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing/gravy, green beans, fruit pie

Waterfront Trail closures

The Waterfront/Olympic Discovery Trail is closed to public access between the Red Lion Hotel and Francis Street Park in Port Angeles from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 10.

The closure is necessary to allow workers to safely remove debris from tree-trimming operations. The trail will be open before 9:30 a.m. and after 3:30 p.m. to allow commuters to bicycle or walk to work.

Benefit for Operation Uplift

Runway for Awareness is a benefit fashion show from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Vern Burton Center, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles. All proceeds go directly to Operation Uplift, a cancer support organization for the Olympic Peninsula.

Tickets are $15, for ages 14 and up, at Sassy Kat Salon, Cottage Queen and Sterling Savings Bank.

Genealogical society meeting

Beverly Brice presents "Probate: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" at Clallam County Genealogical Society's meeting 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 11, at the parish hall at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles. Brice speaks about genealogical aspects of probate.

Visit or call 417-5000.

NAMI education program

National Alliance on Mental Illness offers its Family-to-Family education program from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 20, at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

The program is free to family members, partners and significant others of individuals with major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders.

Call 681-8455 or 461-4976.

Accordion social planned

The Sequim Accordion Social is from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim.

A $2 admission is requested to pay for the room.

Accordion players are invited to bring their instruments. Rod Miller from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is the featured player.

Call 683-5620.

Depression recovery seminar

A free introduction to an eight-week seminar on depression recovery is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, and repeated Monday, Sept. 20, at Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane, Sequim.

The seminar begins Oct. 4. Preregistration is required and attendance at the introduction is highly recommended.

Call 683-7373 for information and to register.

Grief support series starts

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is starting a five-week grief support series 1-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.

The program is free.

call 452-1511 or 683-2752.

Drum series begins

Whole Person Drumming series "Beginners Mind" with Zorina Wolf begins 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, and continues through Oct. 25 at Center of Infinite Reflection, 144 Tripp Road, Sequim.

Visit, call 681-5407 or e-mail

Crime victims, 'Army' on agenda

Services for crime victims will be featured when the Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County meets from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the downstairs fellowship hall of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles.

Amy Perete-McIntyre and Sarah Sanders of the Forks Abuse Program will introduce the state-funded Crime Victim Service Center program operated countywide by the Forks nonprofit agency.

For more information, contact Martha Ireland at 452-4737 or

Dinner supports volunteer hospice

The Reach for Hospice fundraising dinner is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at C'est Si Bon restaurant in Port Angeles.

Tickets are $60/person with a choice of beef, chicken or fish entrees. All profits go to VHOCC for respite care for families of patients so that they can attend to personal business while a trained professional stays with their loved one. Tickets are available at VHOCC, 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, 452-1511, or call Ed English at 582-9916. Deadline for ticket purchase is Monday, Sept. 13. Make checks out to VHOCC.

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