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Clothes closet open
Redeeming Life Fellowship offers free clothing from its Clothes Closet from 1-4 p.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 425 E. Washington St., Sequim.
Clothing for men, women and children is available. The closet is open on the third Wednesday of the month.
To make donations of clean clothing, call 460-4291.

New Year’s Eve activities

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 73 Howe Road, Agnew, is the site of a New Year’s Eve celebration 1 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
Activities include a “Radical Forgiveness Ceremony” from 1-3:30 p.m.; “Quantum Light Breath Meditation,” 4-5 p.m.; “Goal Setting for the New Year — Anthony Robbins Style,” 5-6 p.m.;  a potluck, 6-7 p.m.; bunco, 7-8:30 p.m; an hour of group singing, drumming and chanting 8:30-9:30 p.m.; and music and dancing from 9:30 p.m.-midnight.
“Conscious Connecting Conversations” also will be held 9:30 p.m.-midnight. A blessings and burning bowl ceremony follows at midnight.
Pre-registration is required for “Radical Forgiveness Ceremony,” “Goal Setting,” and bunco.
The cost is $10-$50. Donations benefit Children’s R.E. Program and Haiti.
Call 457-1515 or 360-808-2662.

Free dinner at Trinity United

A free dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave.
The church offer the community dinners the last Thursday each month. Reservations are requested by phoning the church at 683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner, or by e-mailing and including names of those attending. However, no-one will be turned away.
This month’s meal includes beef stew, vegetables, salad, dessert and beverages. Homework help will be available and tentative plans call for a singalong after dinner.

Bernards featured

Marie-Claire Bernards was the featured inspirational luminary on on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
The free website offers wisdom from a different guest each day. Past shows are available on the the “Luminaries” link on the website.

Caps knitted, donated
Joey Hall teaches how to knit a cap noon-
4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 815 W. Washington St., Sequim.
Caps will be donated to the Olympic Medical Center for use by newborns through Hall’s Eagle Scout service project, Baby Cap Drive.
A Dropped Stitch yarn shop sponsors the event. Call 683-1410 or 461-5478.

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-Friday, Dec. 23-24 — Closed for winter break
Monday Dec. 27 — French onion soup, baked potato bar with chili, broccoli and rice pudding
Tuesday Dec. 28 — Fruited slaw, chicken strips, roasted potatoes, spinach, gelatin
Wednesday Dec. 29 — Clam chowder, chef’s salad, garlic toast, baked apples.

Orchestra needs laptop computer

Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra needs a laptop computer with a 10-key number pad on the right side, enough memory to load Access on it and the ability to connect to the Hewlett Packard LaserJet printer it already owns.
The donation of a laptop computer is eligible for a tax-deduction receipt.
Call 457-5579, e-mail or visit

Help establish food policies
Clallam County’s Food Policy Council organizing committee meets from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, in the meeting room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 N. Peabody St.
Discussion topics include the council’s mission and organizational structure, and initial reports on possible policy issues such as community gardens, meat processing and county regulatory review.
Those interested are encouraged to attend. Contact Mark Ozias at 681-2004 for more information.

Users group elects officers

Sequim PC Users Group’s new board of directors for 2011 includes Ron Helsley, president; Tom LaMure, vice president; Tom Flanik, treasurer; Diana Schildknecht, secretary; and Don Klinger, assistant secretary and webmaster.
The club meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays in the Sequim High School computer lab, Room E-3, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
Dues are $25 per year.
Classes are free for members. The club requests a $5 donation for nonmembers attending the presentations.
Plans for 2011 include the club’s first Technology and Media Fair on March 19 at the high school.
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