Community news briefs

‘Friends of SARC’ group forms
An organizational meeting for Friends of SARC, a new group with the purpose of increasing visibility and being community ambassadors for the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center, is slated for 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in the grassy area outside SARC, 610 N. Fifth Ave.For more information, call 683-3344.

Town Hall meeting on Alzheimer’s set

Local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association sponsor a public input session from
1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim. The session is to collect comments and recommendations about what a National Alzheimer’s Plan should include. Panelists include Mark Harvey, regional director, Olympic Area Agency on Aging; Kathy Burrer, executive director, Dungeness Courte Alzheimer’s Community; Bob Le Roy, president/CEO, Alzheimer’s Association, Western/Central Washington State Chapter; Al Burge, Alzheimer’s family caregiver and support group member; and Roy Walker, executive director, Olympic Area Agency on Aging. Visit

Congregation continues program

Congregation Olympic B’Nai Shalom continues its adult education program with Perry Spring of Port Townsend and his presentation about Sephardic Jews on Friday, Aug. 26.
The evening begins with a Shabbat potluck at 6:30 p.m. The program follows.  Call 452-2471.

Learn ‘Citizen Survey’ results

Sequim Speaks holds a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Sequim Transit Center,190 W. Cedar St. The meeting includes a presentation of the Citizen Survey results.

Historical Society sets big September sale
The Clallam County Historical Society holds its annual garage sale on Friday-Saturday, Sept. 2-3 and Sept. 9-10, at Lincoln School, 924 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles. The sale is from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.
Members-only preview sale is from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 (memberships available at the door).
Sept. 9 is half-price day; Sept. 10 is “Buck-a-Bag” day.
For more information, call the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 452-2662 or e-mail

Stratton leads Camp Fire group
Jean Stratton was selected as the Board of Camp Fire USA, Juan de Fuca Council’s new executive director for Clallam and Jefferson counties.
Stratton’s long history working for nonprofits includes 17 years as an executive staff member for Girl Scouts-Totem Council and 11 years in management with the North Olympic Library System.
She can be reached at the local Camp Fire office, 619 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles; by phone at 457-8442; or by e-mail at

Wisen addresses Newcomers

The September luncheon meeting of the Newcomers Club begins at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Red Lion Inn, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. The speaker is Pat Wisen, fishing guide, writer and historian of artifacts, structures and sites in Clallam County.
Members and visitors should call 582-0659 by Monday, Sept. 1, to sign up.
Senior Driver Safety
Program offered
A senior driver safety program will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 6-7, at the Fire District 3 building, 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Participants receive certificates to send to their insurance companies. Call Joe Borden, instructor, 461-1619, or the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 683-6806.

Meeting set for STOP grant

A public community planning meeting regarding the Clallam County STOP grant application is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Healthy Families office, 1210 E. Front St., suite C, Port Angeles.
STOP grant funding supports coordinated responses to adult or teen victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking crimes. It supports victim services, law enforcement and prosecution strategies in cases involving violence against women. Application requires participation by, and communication among, law enforcement, prosecution, and victim services providers.

Luquetta-Cole to head Homeless Connect

Mercy Luquetta-Cole is the new chairman of Clallam County Project Homeless Connect. The project provides an annual service fair for local people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Luquetta-Cole has served at 2010-2011 Connects events. Her specific goals include involving more service providers, such as medical and legal professionals and education-driven skills-training institutions, and building a working link with the West End.
Project Homeless Connect meets monthly. For more information, contact Luquetta-Cole at

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. 25 — Apple slaw, fish and chips, fresh cantaloupe, dessert
Friday Aug. 26 — Pea salad, pork tenderloin, barley and rice, mixed vegetables, dessert
Monday Aug. 29 — Community dinner at Suncrest
Tuesday Aug. 30 — Community dinner at Suncrest
Wednesday Aug. 31 — Mixed vegetable salad, corned beef cabbage, new potatoes and carrots, dessert.

Wellness Fair and Fun Walk scheduled
Dungeness Valley Health & 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.
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.
Health screening booths are free to walk participants or those who pay the $12 registration fee.
For more information, call 582-2976 or e-mail Registration forms for the Fun Walk are at



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