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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 Nov. 4 - Cook's choice

Friday Nov. 5 - Gelatin salad, barbecue chicken, sweet potatoes, peas, brownie

Monday Nov. 8 - Caesar salad, veal parmesan, pasta, zucchini, sherbet

Tuesday Nov. 9 - Cottage cheese/fruit, beef stew, potatoes and carrots, corn bread, gelatin

Wednesday Nov. 10 - Carrot/raisin salad, chicken/dumplings, mixed vegetables, spice cake

Planning commission meeting cancelled

Clallam County Planning Commission's Nov. 3 meeting was cancelled.

The next Planning Commission meeting will be on Nov. 17.

Food policy council meets

A meeting to develop a Food Policy Council in Clallam County will be held from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles. This is the second meeting to develop an advisory council on policy and program initiatives to inform county and city governments - and other organizations and stakeholders - about issues related to agriculture, food security, nutrition and other topics related to a safe, secure and healthy food and farming system for Clallam County. For more information, call Curtis Beus, WSU Extension director for Clallam County, at 417-2279.

Arts, crafts plus a gallery

The first Jamestown S'Klallam Native and Non-Native Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Red Cedar Hall in the tribe's Community Center at 1033 Old Blyn Highway, on the water side of U.S. Highway 101 just east of Blyn Crossing.

The fair includes more than 30 vendor tables featuring handmade works - jewelry, metalwork, photography, fine art, sewn products and more. Hot beverage and baked goods sales and raffles of vendor-donated items will benefit tribal programs.

The tribe's Northwest Native Expressions Gallery is open next door to the arts and crafts fair.

Presbyterian Fellowship

Sequim Presbyterian Fellowship PC (USA) meets at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn Express, 1441 E. Washington St., Sequim.

Call 452-4781.

Downtown memories

Dick McLean and Bill Bork are featured at the Clallam County Historical Society's free History Tales of Clallam County at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in the Port Angeles City Council Chambers, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

McLean's Shoe Store and Johnson & Bork Paints were mainstays of the Port Angeles downtown for many years. McLean and Bork followed in their fathers' footsteps to keep these businesses a thriving and vital part of the city. Anyone who has lived here for very long has stories about these two stores.

For more information, call 452-2662.

Master Composter class

The city of Port Angeles Solid Waste Division sponsors a free series of four "Master Composter" classes beginning Nov. 8.

Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays in Port Angeles, at a time to be arranged after polling the attendees. An additional three-hour field trip is scheduled.

Participants are required to volunteer 18 hours over the next year to help others understand the importance and methods of composting yard debris and kitchen scraps.

A grant from the Department of Ecology Coordinated Prevention Grant Program funds the training. Call 417-4874 or e-mail Recycling information is available at

Warm clothes for veterans

Drennan & Ford Funeral Home and Crematory is collecting new or gently used sweaters, gloves and warm clothing to donate to Clallam County veterans in need. "Operation Sweaters for Veterans" is sponsored by participating Veterans & Family Memorial Care Providers.

Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m.-

4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Nov. 8-12, at Drennan and Ford Funeral Home & Crematory, 260 Monroe Road, Port Angeles.

Shields, other veterans remembered

Navy Seabee Veterans of America, from Bangor, holds its 44th anniversary honor ceremony and Veterans Day remembrance program for Medal of Honor recipient CM3 Marvin G. Shields and other war veterans at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Gardiner Community Cemetery in Gardiner.

A bus will provide transportation from the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Call 360-797-7515.

Forward committee meeting rescheduled

The regular meeting of the Port Angeles Forward Committee, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 11, has been rescheduled to 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Pittis Conference Room in City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

Veterans forum

A free forum, "Challenges for Returning Veterans and Their Families," will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the VFW Hall, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. Robert Perry, LICSW, and Katijean Thorpe, LICSW, will speak. Both are from Peninsula Community Mental Health Center, which is sponsoring the forum with The Disabled American Veterans. For more information, call 417-9444.

Care for horses' teeth

Jefferson County 4-H Horse Project is sponsoring a three-day equine dental clinic with Dr. Richard Vetter of Performance Equine Dentistry on Friday-Sunday, Nov. 19-21, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Port Townsend. Horses are being scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vetter will give a free talk on equine dentistry at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Spruce Room at WSU Extension of Jefferson County, 201 W. Patison St., Port Hadlock.

For more information, contact Betty Mysak, Jefferson County 4-H Horse Project leader, at or 360-379-6931.

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