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Party chairman to speak
State Democratic Party chairman Dwight Pelz speaks at the county party’s quarterly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Combined Federal Campaign invites applicants
Clallam County 501(c)(3) charitable organizations are encouraged to apply for participation in the 2011 Greater Olympic Peninsula Combined Federal Campaign. The application and additional information are available at http://gopcfc.org. Completed applications must be received at the above address no later than 4 p.m. Friday, April 1.

How to grow fruit trees
Balraj Sokkappa speaks on starting and growing pears and stone fruit at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, Sequim.
The free presentation is part of Master Gardener Foundation’s Class Act, held the first and third Saturdays of the month. Call 417-2279.

Chamber, public to welcome new director
A welcoming reception for Shelli Robb-Kahler, Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director, is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the chamber office at 1192 E. Washington St. The reception is open to the public. For more information, call 683-6197.

Vegan group shares meal
A vegetarian/vegan group holds a potluck at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the Community Services Center of the Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane, Sequim. Bring a favorite vegetarian dish to share and join in a discussion on preparing healthy dishes. Call 683-1414 or 358-0150.
 
Laff Pack holds workshop
The Laff Pack Clown Alley Workshop will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Dominion Terrace Clubhouse on Norman Street, off South Third Avenue in Sequim.
The cost for the workshop and lunch is $10 per person. Make reservations by April 6 at 582-9244.

Grief support series offered
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County offers a free five-week grief support series. The series begins 1-3 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.
Call 452-1511 or 683-2752.

Natural landscaping taught
Two natural landscaping classes are offer-ed in April-May. “Larger rural lot landscaping” is from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 14-28, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim, with field trips scheduled on Saturdays, April 16 and April 23.
“City lot landscaping” is from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 19-May 3, at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., with Saturday field trips on April 23 and April 30.
Registration is $20 per class. Call 417-2279, 452-1912 or visit http://clallam.scc.wa.gov/NLSC.htm.

Brick fundraiser for Sarge’s Place
The nonprofit North Olympic Regional Veterans Housing Network announces a brick fundraiser to support Sarge’s Place, a transitional and permanent supportive veterans housing project opening this July in Forks. Bricks may be purchased for $50 each until June. A small replica take-home brick is available for $15 more. Bricks will be engraved with the name and branch of the service of the honored veteran.
To order a brick, call Cheri Fleck at 360-640-2500 or e-mail her at tinkers@olypen.com.  

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 31 — Cook’s choice
Friday April 1 — Sliced tomatoes, Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, spinach, fruited gelatin
Monday April 4 — Green salad, poached fish, baked potato, mixed vegetables, lemon cake
Tuesday April 5 — Three-bean salad, turkey burger on a bun, lettuce and tomato, home fries, citrus sections
Wednesday April 6 — Fruit cup, barbecue ribs, sweet potato, zucchini, sherbet.

MAC Nite tickets sold
The MAC Nite Dinner Auction, a fundraiser for the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Sunland Golf and Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim. Tickets are $65 per person — $650 for a corporate table seating eight — and include a catered dinner, live music and silent/live auctions. Tickets are at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St. Sequim.
To donate auction items, call 360-670-6294 or e-mail rrrest@olypen.com.

Bonsai brief
The Dungeness Bonsai Society meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.
John Muth of Bonsai Northwest in Seattle demonstrates a Phoenix graft incorporating a young plant into a much older nonliving tree trunk.
Members will bring plants for display and discussion. Call 683-1315.

Killer foods discussed
Dr. Leslie Van Romer, chiropractor, speaker and author, presents her free monthly motivational health presentation, “The Top Ten Killer Foods,” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, April  4, at Olympic Theatre Arts Center, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.
Call 683-8844 or e-mail katy@drleslie
vanromer.com.

MoveOn Rally is Saturday
Clallam County MoveOn will host a “Defend the Dream” rally from noon-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, on the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street in Sequim. On April 8, a “We Are One, Put People First Rally,” sponsored by the Washington Labor Council, will be held at the capitol in Olympia. For more information, call Richard Gray at 477-4533.

Change of performer at Three Crabs
Denny Secord plays country music from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Randy’s Place, Three Crabs Restaurant, 11 Three Crabs Road, Sequim, instead of Paul Sagan on piano.
Call 683-4264.

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