Community News Briefs

Community News Briefs

Community decorates park

Sequim residents are invited to help decorate Bank of America Park for the holidays starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. The park is on the southeast corner of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue. For more information, call Emily Westcott at 670-6294.

Burn calories, support food bank

Anytime Fitness owners Jay and Heidi Bryan and trainers Nikki Julmist and David Schmidlkofer are holding a fundraiser for the Sequim Food Bank from 9-10:20 a.m. on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 25.

The 90-minute, 1,000-calorie workout will take place at the facility in Rock Plaza, 10131 Old Olympic Highway. It is suited for people in good health who are exercising regularly.

Participants are asked to bring at least a $5 donation for the food bank or five cans of food.

The food bank plans to feed 1,000 families during the Thanksgiving holiday. Its truck will be on site at Anytime Fitness Thanksgiving morning for participants or anyone else who wishes to make a donation.

Call 683-4110 to preregister.

Toys collected

The North Olympic Chapter of A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments of Washington will collect toys from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the entrance of the Sequim Walmart.

Purchased extra toys will be collected at the front door for Child Protective and Youth Services, Battered Youth Healthcare Services, Community Hospital, Forks; Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles; and ambulance service and police departments.

Call 683-8598 or e-mail

Trust work party

North Olympic Land Trust hosts a work party from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Siebert Creek Conservation Area, off U.S. Highway 101 east of Olympic Cellars.

The project is pulling and/or cutting scotch broom in preparation for tree planting in the spring.

If there are enough volunteers, there also will be some trail maintenance work done.

Bring drinking water, work gloves and hand saws, if available.

Tools, juice and snacks will be provided.

RSVPs are not required but are appreciat-ed. Call 417-1815 or e-mail lorrie@north

Turkey bingo scheduled

St. Joseph's Catholic Church hosts turkey bingo 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at 121 E. Maple St., Sequim.

Bingo cards are available, three for $5 or seven for $10.

The final game will be a 50/50 blackout.

Call 582-3792.

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. 18 - Cook's choice

Friday Nov. 19 - Spinach salad, meatloaf, potatoes and gravy, green beans, peach cobbler

Monday Nov. 22 - Green salad, chicken cordon bleu, steamed rice, squash, fresh fruit

Tuesday Nov. 23 - Waldorf salad, cabbage rolls, mixed vegetables, chocolate mousse

Wednesday Nov. 24 - Green salad, roast beef, baked potato, steamed broccoli, tapioca pudding.

Cash program awaits processing

All of the Department of Commerce's Cash for Appliances Washington's rebate funds have been committed and await final processing, which will take about seven weeks.

New applicants will be placed on a waiting list for processing in the order received if current applicants do not qualify.

Call center hold times are expected to be significantly longer during the processing.

E-mail or visit for more information.

Health screenings

Sequim Community Church hosts Life Line Screening beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions and osteoporosis risk for women and men.

Packages start at $139. The five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

Preregistration is required.

Call 877-237-1287 or visit www.lifeline

Driftwood artists holds elections

Peninsula Driftwood Artists' newly elected executive board for 2011 includes Charlie Johnson, president; Keith Pardue, vice president; Sharon Curnett, secretary; and Mona Nau, treasurer.

The board assumes its duties at the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, meeting, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.

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