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Countywide ban upgraded
The countywide burn ban has been upgraded, prohibiting recreational fires except within the Olympic National Park and other controlled campgrounds, after the fire danger level was raised to “moderate.”
While a burn ban is in effect, any illegal burning will result in the property owner being liable for all fire suppressant costs, fines and fees, including prosecution.
Maintaining a 30-foot defensible space around structures will help aid firefighters.
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Sequim centennial meeting
The “Sequimtennial” Committee meets from 1-2 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. The next meeting is Sept. 21.

Planning commission meets today
The Clallam County Planning Commission holds its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. (After-hours public entrance is from Fourth Street.)
On the agenda: Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Reports and drafts; draft Watershed Resource Inventory Area 20 Visioning Forum and Interviews Report.
The agenda lists two opportunities for public comment; comments should be limited to three minutes.
Hearing devices are available for those who need them.

Blood drive
Knights of Columbus Council 8455 sponsors a blood drive with the Puget Sound Blood Center from noon-2:30 p.m. and 2:45-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 121 Maple St., Sequim.
Scheduling is first-come, first-served with no pre-appointments.
Anyone in good health, age 18 or older, may donate. Call 582-0452.

Thrift shop open Saturday

Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop, 204 W. Bell Street, Sequim, will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. All white tag items will be half price. 
Call 683-7044 for information about volunteering or consigning. 

Free community dinner planned

A free community dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. The dinner includes lemon chicken, rice, mixed vegetables, coleslaw, dessert and beverages.  A sing-along will follow. The church presents the community dinners on the last Thursday of each month.
Reservations are requested; phone the church at 683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or e-mail dinners@sequimtumc.org.

Town hall meeting on Alzheimer’s set
A town hall meeting about combating Alzheimer’s disease will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. The Alzheimer’s Association local chapter sponsors this public input session to listen to views and perspectives of stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s community about what a National Alzheimer’s Plan should include. Recommendations and comments expressed will be collected, analyzed and presented to officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the agency responsible for creating a national plan that will address the rapidly escalating Alzheimer’s crisis. For more information, visit www.alz.org/napa.

FourC invites public to hear candidates
The candidates from District #1 for Clallam County Commissioner, Linda Barnfather and Jim McEntire, will speak at the FourC meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim. The candidates will accept questions from the public; send questions to fourc.info@yahoo.com by Aug. 18. For more information on FourC, e-mail fourc.info@yahoo.com or visit www.fourcsite.org.

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 Aug. 18 — Strawberry dreams forever, dessert
Friday Aug. 19 — Cole slaw, barbecue beef with bun, corn, dessert
Monday Aug. 22 — Community dinner at Suncrest
Tuesday Aug. 23 — Community dinner at Suncrest
Wednesday Aug. 24 — Taco salad, dessert.

Collecting for humane society
Carlsborg Chiropractic, 863 Carlsborg Road, Suite C, is accepting supplies through August for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Needed items include dog/cat/puppy/kitten food, non-clumping litter, large garbage bags, bleach, paper towels, toys, HE laundry detergent, disposable gloves. Call 460-0954.

City promotes day of service
The National Day of Service-United Way Day of Caring is Sept. 10.
Citizens are invited to join City of Sequim staffers to volunteer and participate in various projects throughout the city, including painting fire hydrants, painting the agility course at the dog park, weeding throughout the city and cleaning areas of the Olympic Discovery Trail or Bell Creek.
For more information, call City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 681-3428 or e-mail volunteer@ci.sequim.wa.us.

Wellness Fair and Fun Walk scheduled
Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic sponsors its annual Clinic Fun Walk and Wellness Fair beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. The event raises awareness of Sequim’s Free Clinic, its programs and services.
Health screening booths are free at the Wellness Fair, and participants in the Fun Walk can choose a 1-mile or a 5-mile course. This year there will be an “Images of Health” costume contest.
For more information, call 582-2976 or e-mail fundraiser@dvhwc.org. Registration forms for the Fun Walk are at http://sequimfreeclinic.org.

Landings gallery artist of the month
Hideko Kano Goecker is the artist of the month for August at the Landings Art Gallery, 115 Railroad Ave, Port Angeles.  Her artwork will be on display daily from 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Examples of her work are on the Gallery website at: www.landingartgallery.org/hideko-goecker.html.



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