Community news briefs

Prairie Springs seeks volunteers
Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St., Sequim, is looking for volunteers to help with its residents’ activities, such as crafts, exercises, games, special events, shopping, sing-alongs, etc. Volunteers with time, special talents or ideas to share should call 681-3385.

Clallam Planning Commission meets
Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today, Sept. 7, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The agenda includes the “Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program 2012 to 2017.” Public comment will be taken.

Shellfish closure lifted for some Clallam beaches
The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services lifted the shellfish closure for beaches on the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the Dungeness Spit westward to Cape Flattery on Sept 1. Sequim Bay and Discovery Bay remained closed to all species. For current information, call the Marine Biotoxin Hotline at 800-562-5632 or  call the Clallam County Environmental Health Food Safety Program at 417-2418.

Lions offer free health screening
The Lions Health Screening Unit will visit the Safeway parking lot, 620 W. Washington St., Sequim, from 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The unit will be in the parking lot just east of Burger King.
The free screening is sponsored by the Sequim Valley Lions Club.
The unit is staffed by volunteer health professionals and Lions Club members.
For more information, call Sequim Valley Lion Rusk Sahnow at 683-9566 or visit

Friends of Animals plan garage sale
Peninsula Friends of Animals holds its annual end-of-summer garage sale from
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10, at 223 Secor Road, Sequim.
In its 11-year history, the local nonprofit rescue organization has found homes for more than 1,500 cats and assisted in spay/neutering more than 5,000 cats.
Call 452-0414. Take River Road south past West Silberhorn Road and Lorrane Drive to Secor Road.

AAUW Meets
The American Association of University Women meets for lunch and a monthly branch meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Mariner Café, 707 E. Washington St., Sequim. Membership in AAUW is open to all graduates (men or women) who hold an associates degree, the equivalent or a higher degree from an accredited college or university. Call Jo Ann at 417-1152 for reservations.

NOLT work party set
North Olympic Land Trust hosts a volunteer work party from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 10. Work will take place at the Siebert Creek Conservation Area (end of Siebert Creek Road). Projects include clearing and leveling a picnic area, Scotch broom removal, and brushing out a new trail route (two sawyers needed, plus one saw). Many helpers are needed. Contact Lorrie Campbell, stewardship manager at 417-1815, ext. 7 or for more information and to RSVP.  

Author speaks about Norway’s resistance
Author Astrid Karlsen Scott presents “Resistance in Norway During World War II” at the Thea Foss # 45 Daughters of Norway meeting 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.
Call 360-379-1802.    

Ethnobotanical tour of Webster’s Woods offered
Victoria-based naturalist Joe Percival leads an ethnobotanical tour of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Webster’s Woods at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Among the exhibition works of Art Outside, Percival will search out edible and medicinal plants that were important to the original inhabitants of the Salish Sea ecosystem.
A donation of $6 is requested, Friends of PAFAC $5. Shoes suitable for trail walking are recommended.

Days of Caring and Service on Sept. 10
The City of Sequim and United Way of Clallam County host volunteer activities across the city starting with opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at
Sequim City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St. Activities begin at 9 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. To volunteer, visit City Hall until noon the day of the event or call United Way at 457-3011.

Snap plans dance, potluck, classes
Snap, a local nonprofit serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, sponsors a dance from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Olympic Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 3145 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.
The event is a potluck and the fee is $3. Everyone is invited; minors must be supervised by adults.
Snap will start fall classes on Sept. 13, including drumming, recreation club, theater and Voyagers, a study of world cultures. For more information, visit or call Jenell DeMatteo at 360-379-8934.
Dancing with the dogs
The Emerald City K-9 Freestyle Dancers holds its 10th anniversary “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” freestyle competition of owner/dog choreography Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 10-11, at the Guy Cole Convention Center in Sequim’s Carrie Blake Park. Events begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and at 10 a.m. Sunday.
The public is welcome to observe and take non-flash photographs. Space is limited; no nonparticipant dogs permitted.

Camp Fire provides information
Camp Fire USA hosts an informational meeting for parents and children at 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Greywolf Elementary School, 171 Carlsborg Road, Sequim.
Call 457-8442 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 Sept. 8 — Fruit salad, Italian sausage with peppers and onions, steamed rice, dessert
Friday Sept. 9 — Vegetable soup, chef salad, garlic bread, dessert
Monday Sept. 12 — Community dinner at Suncrest
Tuesday Sept. 13 — Community dinner at Suncrest
Wednesday Sept. 14 — Cucumber salad, fish and chips, cantaloupe, dessert.

Food and water discussed
Dr. Rick Marschall presents “HCG-Slim Permanent Metabolic Balancing” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at 162 S. Barr Road,  Port Angeles.
Topics include foods that contribute to abnormal increase in hunger for starch and sugar.
Preregistration is required, with a gift for registration by Sept. 10.
Water demonstrations continue 6-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. A free CD and water are given for early registration by 5 p.m. the Friday before the demonstration.
Call 457-1515.



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