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Refuge upgrades begin today
Portions of the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge pedestrian trail near the Dungeness Spit will be closed for renovation Feb. 2 through March. Hikers will use the equestrian trail to access the spit and horses will be prohibited from using the trail within the refuge during that period. This will not affect the use of the equestrian trail on the adjacent Dungeness County Recreation Area. Parts of the pedestrian trail will be resurfaced and regraded to prevent erosion and increase longevity. A new covered main-entrance kiosk, informational signs and an expanded trailhead also are planned.

Good listeners needed
Needed — up to 50 volunteers willing to listen for one to two hours as first- and second-graders at Greywolf Elementary School read aloud between 9-11 a.m. one to five times a week.
No training is required, students just need a chance to practice their oral reading.
Call the Greywolf Elementary School office at 582-3300.
Those interested in volunteering in the
Sequim schools must fill out a volunteer registration form and provide a copy of their current driver’s license to the district office.

Transit officials consider reductions
Community meetings for public comment on proposed transit service reductions will be held at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the City Council Chambers at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St., Sequim, and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Clallam Transit System, 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.
Information about the proposed service reductions is available prior to the public meetings at the Clallam Transit System: Call 452-1315 or 800-858-3747, or visit www.clallamtransit.com.

Heartfelt harmony
Quartets associated with local nonprofit barbershop music groups offer a memorable Valentine message. For $35, Hot Apple Pie, a Sweet Adeline’s registered quartet, delivers two love songs, a sweet (or sugar-free) treat and a card with a personalized message to any location in the Sequim or Port Angeles areas between 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, or between
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14.
To schedule a Valogram, phone Roberta Cooper at 582-9549.

Must love dogs … and books
Olympic Gentle Paws dogs are at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles, from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 19. The dogs love books but can’t quite say the words, so the library is looking for youngsters to come and read to them. Bring a book or read one of the library’s selections. Contact Chris at 681-4440 or e-mail cornellc@olypen.com for more information.  

New time for WOW Forum
Cardiologist Kara Kurtz Urnes, MD, FACC, will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum entitled “Your Healthy Heart: The Beat Goes On” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the second-floor conference room at Olympic Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
Urnes practiced internal medicine on the Olympic Peninsula for eight years before returning to the University of Washington on a fellowship and becoming board certified in cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.
The forum is in recognition of National Heart Month.

Thrift shop open
Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., Sequim, will be open
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Profits from the shop are returned to the community. Call 683-7044.

Vegan potluck
The vegan/vegetarian potluck club will have its next potluck at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the community services center of the Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane, Sequim.
Bring a favorite dish and enjoy an evening discussing different ways to provide more healthy meals for the family. Call 683-1414 or 360-385-0150.

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 Feb. 3 — Cook’s choice
Friday Feb. 4 — French onion soup, baked ham, sweet potatoes, steamed greens, spice cake
Monday Feb. 7 — Tossed green salad, orange chicken, fried rice, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit
Tuesday Feb. 8 — Caesar salad, lasagna, green beans, garlic bread, peach cobbler
Wednesday Feb. 9 — Coleslaw, French dip sandwich, potato wedges, baked apples.

Eagles host fundraiser
The Olympic Peninsula Eagles, a semi-pro football team based in Sequim, hosts a poker tournament fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Red Wok Buffet in the Rock Plaza at the corner of Old Olympic Highway and Sequim Avenue. The $30 entry fee includes an all-you-can eat buffet meal, with poker beginning at 6 p.m.
For more information, call 670-5835.

Call for Artists, 2012 Gala Garden Show
Soroptimist International of Sequim is looking for artists interested in providing original artwork for its 14th annual Gala Garden Show, March 18-19, 2012.
Artwork must follow a flower and/or garden theme and submissions are due by March 31, 2011. Visit www.sisequim.org or www.
sequimgardenshow.com for information.

Beginning computer classes at P.A. Library
The Port Angeles Library offers a series of four computer classes for beginners on Thursdays starting Feb. 10. Each class is offered from 10-11:30 a.m. and repeated from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Port Angeles Library computer lab, 2210 S. Peabody St.
• Understanding the Desktop, Mouse and Keyboard is Feb. 10.
• Navigating the Internet is Feb. 17.
• Connecting by E-mail 1: sending and receiving e-mail, is Feb. 24.
• Connecting by E-mail 2: attachments and more, is March 3.
Classes are limited to five participants. Preregistration is required. Call 417-8500 during library open hours to register. If interest warrants, the classes will be repeated. For more information, call 417-8500 or go to www.nols.org, click on “Events” and select Port Angeles.

 
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