Community News briefs

Community News briefs

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 Oct. 28 - Cook's choice

Friday Oct. 29 - Iced teeth tea, eyeballs and jelly, dead man's meatloaf, moldy cheese and mashed potatoes, pond slime, pumpkin dump cake

Monday Nov. 1 - Vegetable soup, fish and chips, coleslaw, custard

Tuesday Nov. 2 - Green salad, roast pork, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, applesauce, harvest cookie

Wednesday Nov. 3 - Broccoli salad, Swedish meatballs, buttered noodles, green beans, spiced apples.

Senior fitness screening offered

Olympic Medical Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation offers a senior fitness test screening 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Medical Services Building conference room, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Participants can go through a six station screening event to learn their fitness score.

Call 582-2601.

Library budget hearing

North Olympic Library System's board of trustees holds a public hearing on the library's draft 2011 operating budget during its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

The 2010 budget is $3,051,080, and the proposed budget for 2011 is $4,320,648.

Public comment can be presented at the meeting, to library director Paula Barnes at 417-8525, by e-mail at, or by clicking on "Board and Administration" at

A second public hearing and adoption of the 2011 budget is scheduled at 5 p.m Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.

Public comment also is encouraged at this meeting.

Elks host breakfast

Sequim Elks Lodge 2642 hosts a benefit breakfast for local scholarships from 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, Oct. 31, at 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim.

The menu includes pancakes with link sausage and eggs or biscuits and gravy.

The cost is $6, $8 with champagne.

Call 683-2763 or 681-5029.

Sequim High seeks photos for centennial

Sequim High School is celebrating its 100th year, marking the first year that SHS had a ninth-grade class. A centennial celebration is planned, and school officials are asking Sequim High School graduates from all years to share their high school photographs for centennial displays.

Either send scanned photos by e-mail to, or bring photos (with name attached, so they can be returned) into the school district office, 503 N. Sequim Ave. For more information, call Loanna Torey at 582-3262.

Vegan/vegetarian potluck

The Vegan/Vegetarian Club meets for its monthly potluck at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at the Adventist Community Services Center, 30 Sanford Lane, Sequim.

This month's theme is holiday recipes. Bring favorite holiday dishes and hear about new ways to fix nutritional dishes for the holidays.

Call 683-1414 or 360-385-0150.

Holiday coping

Assured Hospice offers "Tips for Holiday Coping" from 3:45-5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Explore ways to prepare for the holiday season, discovering how to cope with grief and what may bring comfort. A packet of tips, articles, exercises and poems will be provided.

The program is free and no registration is necessary.

Call 425-941-5832.

Video on immigration

Stop The Checkpoints shows award-winning "The New Americans" from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The video follows four years in the lives of immigrants and refugees as they start new lives in the United States.

The meeting also includes a discussion and vote on endorsing the Dignity Campaign.


Doherty selected as work group member

The Washington State Association of Counties selected Clallam County Commissioner Mike Doherty to be a member of the Cross-Partnership Oil Spill Work Group.

The group's purpose is to provide independent advice and assessment of Washington's oil spill programs and make recommendations to the Leadership Council of the Puget Sound Partnership for any necessary improvements.

Holiday poinsettias aid students

The Helen Haller Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is sponsoring a holiday poinsettia sale. PTO members are taking orders for red, white, pink or red-flecked poinsettias.

The flowers are available for purchase for $10 per plant now through Nov. 22.

Poinsettias will be available for pick up at the school office on Friday, Dec. 3.

Sales proceeds benefit Helen Haller Elementary School students.

For more information or to place an order, call Jamee Metzger at 683-8386.

Stop! Drop! And Read!

Clallam County celebrates National Family Literacy Day on the first Saturday of November at all four branches of the North Olympic Library System.

All participants receive a free book. This year local firefighters will impress on children the importance of Stop! Drop! And Read!

The celebration is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., and the Clallam Bay and Forks libraries.

Cozy party

First Step Family Support Center hosts a free "Charlotte's Web" Pajama Party at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov.5, at the Dorothy Duncan Learning Center, 323 E. Sixth St., Port Angeles.

The 2006 movie "Charlotte's Web" is being shown.

Families with children are invited to join the fun by wearing their pajamas (adults are welcomed in their PJs, but it is not required), bringing a favorite toy and/or blanket and enjoying a snack (snacks will be provided or bring your own munchies).

Each family will receive a free book to take home. For more information, call Chase Hill at 457-8355, ext. 35.

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