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Butter clam harvesting closed
Effective immediately, the State of Washington Department of Health has closed for butter clam harvest at the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Dungeness Spit westward to Low Point, including Fresh Water Bay and Sequim Bay.
The closure was triggered when samples collected reached critical levels of the paralytic shellfish poisoning toxin.
Areas may be closed for the sport harvest of butter clams when all other species are safe and open.
Call 800-562-5632, 417-2328 or visit ww4.doh.wa.gov/gis/biotoxin.htm.

Apply for Sequim park advisory board
The Sequim City Council seeks residents of the City of Sequim to fill two expiring terms on the Citizen’s Park Advisory Board. This board meets once per month and advises the city council on issues involving city parks. The new terms will expire June 30, 2014.  
Applications are available at City Hall or online at www.ci.sequim.wa.us. For more information, contact Sequim City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., or call 683-4139.  

Humane Society needs food
The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society is experiencing another emergency shortage of supplies for the animals.
Currently, the society needs non-clumping cat litter and dry dog and cat food.
Call 461-2810.

Sister City Association seeks members
The Sequim-Shiso Sister City Association seeks members.
The association meets at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.
The organization coordinates an annual student education exchange.
It also plans cultural programs and activities, schedules visitations  and supports the Friendship Garden. Call 683-7852 or 683-4908.

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 April 28 — Cook’s choice
Friday April 29 — Clam chowder, chicken Caesar salad, whole wheat roll, honeydew melon
Monday May 2 — Coleslaw, fish and chips, mixed vegetables, dessert
Tuesday May 3 — Green salad, scalloped turkey and dressing, sweet potato, baked apple
Wednesday May 4 — Cucumber salad, roast beef, potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots, dessert.

Libraries closed April 29
All libraries in the North Olympic Library System will be closed on Friday, April 29, to allow staff to attend an in-service training day. The Port Angeles Main Library, the Sequim branch and the Forks branch will reopen with regular hours on Saturday, April 30.

School materials committee meets
The April meeting of the Sequim School District Instructional Materials Committee is held at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in the district boardroom, 503 N. Sequim Ave.
The committee reviews and evaluates proposed instructional materials for adoption. The committee will also consider a language book for an Advanced Placement course at Sequim High School.
For more information, call Vince Riccobene, Director of Instruction, at 582-3260.

Hall to speak at freethinkers dinner
The Juan de Fuca Freethinkers invite the public to a no-host dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Bushwhacker’s, 1527 E. First St., Port Angeles. Guest of honor is Harriet Hall, M.D., who will present “How to Identify Pseudoscience, Quackery and Fraud” at 7 p.m. the same evening at the Peninsula College science lecture hall. RSVP by Thursday to 683-5648 or 360-670-9078 or e-mail gowing@olympus.net. Space is limited to 25 at dinner.

Something temporary, something new
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #483 will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at its temporary location, 112 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.
The meeting includes a review of the proposed plan for the new building on property recently purchased by the Eagles and a vote from the members to build the building.
May 1 is also the tentative opening of the temporary location.
Call 461-9008.

May Day Rally planned
Stop The Checkpoints holds an informational “May Day Rally for Immigrant and Workers Rights” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the intersection of East First and Penn streets in Port Angeles. For more information, visit www.stopthecheckpoints.com.
 
Chimes will sound
Winchester chimes will sound for 10 seconds at noon Monday, May 2, in communities along the North Olympic Peninsula.
All Hazard Alert Broadcast Sirens will sound at seven sites to verify the system’s capabilities to send timely warning notifications to coastal communities, including Diamond Point, Dungeness and Port Angeles.
A voice message follows the chimes, alerting listeners that the chimes were only a test.
Visit www.clallam.net/Emergency
Management.

Title VII hearing set
A special annual meeting will be held by
Sequim School District a 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, in the Helen Haller Elementary Library, 350 W. Fir St., to discuss the Title VII Indian Education Program for the 2011-2012 school year.
The purpose of this hearing and annual meeting is to afford parents of Indian children, staff members, students and other community members the opportunity to understand the Title VII Indian Education Program, to discuss special needs of Indian students, to make recommendations for program improvement, review the grant proposal for the 2011-2012 school year and elect new officers.  
For more information, call Bev Horan at 808-9874.

Writers group presents reading
North Coast Writers Group features author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough at a free reading at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Renaissance, 104 E. Front St., Port Angeles.
Scarborough will read from her current manuscript, a young adult fantasy cat mystery called “Spam vs. The Vampire,” and from one of her published novels.
She won the 1989 Nebula award for “The Healer’s War,” loosely based on her service in Vietnam as an Army nurse.

“Cleopatra 7.2” is her most recent published novel from Ace/Berkley.

 

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