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‘Christmas Carol’ presented
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will be presented 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 17-18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane, Sequim.
Admission is free. Call 683-7333.

Hurricane Ridge Road hours announced
Weather permitting, the Hurricane Ridge Road will be open daily 9 a.m. to dusk through the winter season, except for Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25.
Visit http://www.nps.gov/olym.

Recycle old phone books
Until Jan. 11, 2011, county businesses and residents can drop their old phone books in a special collection box in the new Port Angeles Walmart parking lot at 3471 E. Kolonels Way. Any type of phone book is accepted. Murrey’s Olympic Disposal will transport the old books to the Nippon Paper plant, where they will be recycled.
Questions can be directed to Freilich at 360-417-4874 or recycling@cityofpa.us.
 
Shellfish closures announced
The Washington Department of Health has closed the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Green Point westward to Cape Flattery and Sequim Bay to butter clam harvesting.
Samples showing elevated levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin triggered the closures.
Call 800-562-5632 or 417-2328, or visit www4.doh.wa.gov/gis/biotoxin.htm.
Information about health-related closures regulated by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is available at www.wa.gov/wdfw/fish/shelfish/beachreg/ or 866-880-5431.

Clallam planning meetings rescheduled
The Clallam County Planning Commission meetings for Dec. 15 and Jan. 5 have been cancelled. The planning commission will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. on Jan, 19 at the Clallam County Courthouse boardroom, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 417-2277.

No FourC meeting in December
Due to the Christmas holidays, there will be no FourC meeting in December.
The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim.

Honors choir performs
Sequim Honors Choir performs at the meeting of the Clallam County Retired School Employees at noon Tuesday, Dec. 21, at CrabHouse Restaurant, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

Sacred sound comes to Fellowship
Sophia Engkvist, Geraldine Lesser and friends will play quartz crystal singing bowls and mother buffalo drum 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 83 Howe Road.
The evening includes music, chanting, chakra toning meditation, drumming and harmonic blessings.
Visit www.thewillowpond.com, e-mail
willowpond@olympus.net or songfire@
olympus.net, or call 681-4411 or 808-2907.

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 is $3. Menus are subject to change. 24-hour reservation required. Call 683-8491.
Thursday, Dec. 16  — Cook’s choice;
Friday, Dec. 17 —  Mushroom barley soup, Polish sausage, braised red cabbage, corn, carrot cake;
Monday, Dec. 20  —  Coleslaw, fish and chips, broccoli, sherbet;
Tuesday, Dec. 21  — Green salad, beef stroganoff with noodles, peas and carrots, mandarin oranges;
Wednesday, Dec. 22   — Spring roll, turkey chow mein, steamed rice, pineapple upside down cake.

Animal rescues need donations
Local animal rescue groups need donations of money, dog and cat food, toys, litter and warm blankets, as well as volunteer pet walking, foster homes and adoptive families.
Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., Suite B102, Sequim, is collecting money, food, blankets and toys on behalf of the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Monetary donations also can be made to the Peninsula Friends of Animals at the store.
Those who wish to donate, volunteer or adopt through OPHS, PFOA or the Welfare for Animals Guild, can find information on these organizations at Best Friend Nutrition. Call 681-8458 or e-mail info@bestfriendnutrition.com.

Wine society plans holiday event
Reservations for Olympic Peninsula Enological Society’s holiday wine event to be held on Dec. 29 at Cedarbrook Garden Cafe, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., Sequim, can be made through Dec. 20.
Each couple or individual attending is asked to bring a bottle of wine that will pair with one of 10 dishes, revealed on Dec. 18.
Call 681-0571 or 457-8596.

Spay To Save purchases mobile clinic
Spay To Save, a local nonprofit animal welfare organization, has purchased a 26-foot, Mobile Spay Neuter Clinic to take its low-cost spay/neuter services for pets to low-income residents throughout Clallam County, who could not otherwise access them.
Now Spay to Save seeks community
support to raise $25,000 for surgical instruments, equipment, clinical supplies and medications to put the mobile unit in service by the spring of 2011. Donations to furnishing the mobile clinic can be sent to Spay To Save at P.O. Box 2453, Port Angeles, WA 98362. For on-line donations and further information, visit www.spaytosave.org.

Holiday wrapping offered
The Museum and Arts Center offers holiday gift wrapping noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the exhibit center, 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim.
Volunteers wrap patrons’ gifts for a donation of $3 per package.
Purchasing the gifts from the museum store or Sequim Arts Small Works Show and Sale at the center is not a requirement for wrapping.

Food drive scheduled
The Edward Jones office of Kristopher Henrikson, 755-C W. Washington St., will hold a food drive to benefit the Sequim Food Bank.
Donations of canned and prepackaged foods can be dropped off at the office through Dec. 31 during regular business hours.
Call 582-1547.

Vision Loss Center
The Vision Loss Center offers resources to individuals who are losing their eyesight.
Call 457-1383 for an appointment.
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