Community news briefs

KSQM takes over Arby’s today
KSQM 91.5 radio, Sequim, will “take over” Arby’s restaurant, 540 W. Washington St.,
Sequim,  from 5-8 p.m., today, March 23.
KSQM will receive 50 percent of the proceeds made during the takeover. No coupons or discounts will be accepted during the event.

City attorney talks signs
City Attorney Craig Ritchie leads two discussions for Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce members and the public about proposed changes to the portable signs ordinance from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.
For more information, contact the City of Sequim at 683-4139.

State auditor speaks at FourC

FourC, Concerned Citizens of Clallam County, hosts Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, March 28, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim. Sonntag will speak on the state budget and government accountability. For more information, e-mail or visit

Forum on biomass cogeneration set

A three-speaker forum and question period on the use of biomass in the generation of electricity are set for 7-9:15 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St. Larry Bonar, Bill Wise and Diana Somerville will present a history of biomass and its pros and cons. A follow-up discussion is set for Wednesday, April 6.

Earth Hour observance is Saturday

Earth Hour is set for 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26. The event calls for participants to switch off the lights for an hour and consider what changes in daily life could benefit the planet.

Explorers walk planned

The Olympic Peninsula Explorers gather for a club walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Wild Birds Unlimited, U.S. Highway 101, Gardiner. The 5- or 10- kilometer troll stroll in Gardiner includes trolls carved into the buildings and fence posts of Troll Haven.
Wheelchairs are not advised and the walk is difficult with strollers. A carpool meets in Sequim at 8:30 a.m. Call 360-385-5861.  

Meetings on trust lands exchange set
The state Department of Natural Resources hosts a meeting for the public to learn and ask questions about a proposed exchange of state trust lands with the Green Crow timber company. It is at 6 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the Port Angeles High School student center, 304 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.
Find information about the meeting and the proposed exchange at

Dinner and dance benefit Shane Park
The Shane Park Playground Pasta Bar Dinner and Dance is at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Port Angeles Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St., to raise funds for new playground equipment at Shane Park. The event includes a silent auction, raffles and door prizes.
Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. Tickets for the dance only are $10 at the door between 8-9 p.m. For more information, call 417-4566 or e-mail:

Rock and gem show
The City of Port Angeles Recreation Division hosts a Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 26, and 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St..
The free show features more than 35 vendors and a raffle for a 1.50-carat faceted blue Montana sapphire, with proceeds going to the P.A. Recreation Youth Programs. For more information, call 417-4550 or e-mail

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 March 24 — Cook’s choice
Friday March 25 — Caesar salad, spaghetti with meatballs, green beans, garlic bread, fresh melon
Monday March 26 — Applesauce, baked ham, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, sherbet
Tuesday March 29 — Vegetable soup, herb baked fish, baked potato, broccoli, bread pudding
Wednesday March 30 — Green salad, beef tips with peppers, steamed rice with barley, corn bread, peach crisp.

Free community dinner
A free community dinner is served at
5 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. Homework help will be offered.
Reservations are requested. Call 683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or e-mail

Talk with the animals
Marie-Claire Bernards, animal communicator educator, offers her introductory class, “Animal Communication Basics,” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Best Friend Nutrition, 680 W. Washington St., Suite B102, Sequim.
The $25 fee is donated to animals in need at shelters and organizations on the Olympic Peninsula.
The class can serve as prerequisite for Bernards’ “Animal Communicator Facilitator Certification Program.” Call 681-8458 before April 1.
For information on the certification program, call 681-4411 or visit www.thewillow

Snap classes and camp registering
Registration is open for spring classes and a camp offered by Snap, a private nonprofit serving people with developmental disabilities and their families. Sequim and Port Angeles classes for adults with developmental disabilities include art, mariners, drumming, bowling, positive work habits, recreation club, theater, and sailing on the Adventuress. Snap also offers a four-day camp experience for adults with developmental disabilities. Contact Jenell DeMatteo, executive director, at 360-379-8934 or visit

Gateway raises more than $21,000
The Gateway, the second annual fundraiser sponsored by the Promise of Hope Foundation on March 19, raised more than $21,000. Proceeds will be shared between the Promise of Hope Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula.
For more information about the Promise of Hope Foundation, call Barbara Brown at 681-4363 or visit

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