Community news briefs

Purple Haze slot on 'Good Morning America' rescheduled

Purple Haze Lavender Farm is set to appear in a "Good Morning America" segment on ABC in the 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, program.

The program was originally slated to run a week earlier (Sept. 26) but was postponed, farm owner Mike Reichner said.

Reichner noted that film crews visited the farm July 18-19 to feature the farm and the Lavender Festival for the "Weekend Window" portion of the show.

Dog food needed

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society needs fresh, sealed bags of dry and canned dog food immediately.

Drop off donations at 2105 W. Highway 101, Port Angeles, or call 457-8206.

Warm hearts, homes sought

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society now has the following animals available for adoption:

18 dogs at shelter (five dogs in foster homes)

7 puppies available as of Sept. 28 with six more available in one week

34 adult cats

2 pair of semi-feral barn cats

11 kittens

Currently the shelter needs canned puppy food, dry kitten food and disposable puppy pads.

New shelter hours start Friday, Oct. 1. The shelter will be open to the public for adoptions noon-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Cantwell staff offers consultations

Staff from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell's state offices will be available from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, for one-on-one consultations to help residents access federal programs and navigate the federal bureaucracy. Consultations will be at 223 E. Fourth St., Room 160, Port Angeles.


Public employees meeting set

Retired Public Employees Council Chapter 23 meets at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center, Eighth and B streets, Port Angeles. A buffet lunch served at noon is $8.

Candidates for Legislative District 24, Kevin Van De Wege and Dan Gase, Position 1, and Steve Tharinger and Jim McEntire, Position 2, will speak, followed by a business meeting. Call Jean Hordyk at 457-1041.

Blood drive set

A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Call 681-0946.

Garden club hosts festival

Sequim Prairie Garden Club hosts a harvest festival from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.

There will be sale items and a raffle. Proceeds will be used to maintain and continue the beautification of Pioneer Memorial Park.

Call 477-0636.

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. 30 - Cook's choice

Friday Oct. 1 - Green salad, macaroni and cheese with ham, baked tomato, apricot

Monday Oct. 4 - Green salad, sauteed tilapia, lemon rice, steamed carrots, pear crisp

Tuesday Oct. 5 - Gazpacho, pasta salad, barbecue pork on bun, mixed vegetables, peaches

Wednesday Oct. 6 - Vegetable spring roll, beef broccoli, fried rice, sherbet.

Free public health forum on drugs, herbs and supplements

Retired registered pharmacist Deta Stem presents a free public forum, "Drugs, Herbs and Supplements: Interactions That Can Rock Your World," during the October Wellness Forum sponsored by the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic.

The forum is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at

Sequim's Olympic Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., in the second-floor conference room.

For more information about the WOW! program, to volunteer or to make a donation, call 582-0218.

Democratic club hosts event

Clallam County Democratic Club hosts a pre-election energizer at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.

Mike Doherty and Steve Tharinger will be the featured guest speakers. Call 683-4502.

Similac recall

Similac maker Abbott Nutrition issued a voluntary recall after finding several powder infant formulas contaminated with parts of a small, common beetle.

Affected products include Similac Advance; Similac Sensitive - Fussiness and Gas; Similac Sensitive - Spit-Up; and Similac Sensitive - Soy.

The products may cause gastrointestinal discomfort but are not known to have caused illness in Washington. Parents are advised to take their babies to a health care provider to be checked if symptoms continue.

The Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition program advises clients check their Similac products' lot numbers at

Information also is available at 800-986-8850 or

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