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Shelter Providers Network meets today
The Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County meets at 9 a.m. today, Feb. 16, in the downstairs fellowship hall of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles.
Network members will hear reports, then begin preparation for the March 17 Second Annual Project Homeless Connect, a service and information exposition for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, at the Vern Burton Center, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles. Shelter Providers meetings are open to everyone who is interested in ending homelessness in Clallam County. Contact Serenity House at 452-7224 or serenity@olypen.com.

Clallam planning commission meets
The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 16, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Items on the agenda include Title 29 CCC, Subdivisions; Clallam County Comprehensive Plan, Chapters 31.01, Comprehensive Plan Overview; and Chapter 31.02, Countywide Comprehensive Plan.
The after-hours entrance is from Fourth Street and hearing devices are available for those who need them.

Beus to talk soil health
Dr. Curtis Beus speaks at noon, Thursday, Feb. 24, in the county commissioners’ meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
Beus, Clallam County Extension director through Washington State University, discusses composting, cover crops, mulches, soil tillage, sources of soil nutrients and soil health.
The free presentation is part of WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners “Green Thumbs Gardening Tips” brown bag series, held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Call 417-2279.

Republican group meets
Republican Women of Clallam County meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Republican headquarters, 509 S. Lincoln St., Port
Angeles.
Patty Rosand discusses the possibility of requiring registration in person to make the election process more secure. The organization also is collecting items for boxes to send to the troops and new names for the list of recipients.
Call 417-3035 or 683-5079.

MoveOn meeting Feb. 22
Clallam County MoveOn hosts its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Unitarian Universalist Church, 73 Howe Road, Port Angeles. Rhonda Curry, assistant administrator for Olympic Medical Center, will give an overview of services, facilities, specialties and medical staff, and delivery of health care. MoveOn members will discuss the Affordable Health Care Act and the impact of state budget cuts on the delivery of coverage to Clallam County residents.
For information, call Bill Kildall at 452-6387.

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. 17 — Cook’s choice;
Friday Feb. 18 — Green salad, Polish dog/bun, sauerkraut, baked beans, sherbet;
Monday Feb. 21 — Closed for holiday;
Tuesday Feb. 22 — Carrot raisin salad, chicken patty sandwich with lettuce and tomato, corn, tapioca pudding;
Wednesday Feb. 23 — Tossed green salad, pasta primavera, garlic bread, fresh fruit.

Nash speaks at NARFE meeting
Matthew Nash from the Sequim Gazette is the guest speaker at the National Active and
Retired Federal Employees Association
Chapter 1006 meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22. The meeting will be held at Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Freethinkers discuss a range of topics
The Juan de Fuca Freethinkers meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Raymond Carver Room of the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.
The meeting includes details about Americans United for the Separation of Church and State in Seattle and the Northwest Freethought Conference in Portland in March.
A discussion, “Over-population: The Elephant in the Room,” continues from the group’s January meeting. Dr. Don Wilkins’ paper on the subject is available by e-mail at gowing@olympus.net. A social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 683-5648.

United Way honors volunteers, donors
The United Way of Clallam County will honor more than 100 volunteers and thousands of donors who helped with the 2010 campaign during a social hour and awards dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Port Angeles Crab House Juan de Fuca Room at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.
The dinner is open to campaign volunteers, donors, United Way partner agencies and their volunteers and any other interested persons. Cost is $23 per person. Make reservations by calling the United Way office at 457-3011 or
e-mailing info@unitedwayclallam.org.

People First Club hosts food drive Feb. 24
The People First Club of the Life Skills class at Sequim High School hosts a food drive benefiting the Sequim Food Bank from 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at QFC, 990 E. Washington St., and Safeway, 680 W. Washington St. They will accept donations of all kinds, including soups, peanut butter, tuna, cereal and cat and dog foods.

Clallam County advisory board seeks volunteers
The Clallam County commissioners invite local residents to apply for the Chemical Dependency/Mental Health Program Fund Advisory Board.
Two at-large positions serving three-year terms are open.
Contact the Clallam County Commissioners’ Office at 417-2233; visit the office in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles; or obtain the application online at www.clallam.net. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., Feb. 23.

Newcomers plan catered luncheon
Elaine Caldwell of Olympic Theatre Arts in Sequim is the presenter for the Newcomers meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the gathering hall at 414 N. Sequim Ave. A catered luncheon is at noon.

Members, guests and visitors are asked to make reservations at 775-8747 by Feb. 19, to meet a Feb. 20 deadline for the caterer.

 

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