Community news briefs

4-H takes over McDonald’s
Clallam County 4-H takes over the Sequim McDonald’s, 107 S. Seventh Ave., from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 14. Everyone is invited to eat and to help support 4-H in Clallam County. 4-H leaders will be on hand to talk to prospective members. The new year for 4-H begins Oct. 1.

Learn how Facebook can ‘like’ your business

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Business Retention and Expansion Committee presents a program on the usefulness of social media for business owners from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1192 E. Washington St.
“Sequim Business Friends and Followers: Advanced Facebook for Businesses” is open to the public, but space is limited. To register, call 683-6197.

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. 15 — Cottage cheese with fruit, stuffed peppers, vegetable soup, dessert
Friday Sept. 16 — Applesauce, pork chops, stuffing, vegetable, dessert
Monday Sept. 19 — Community dinner at Suncrest
Tuesday Sept. 20 — Community dinner at Suncrest
Wednesday Sept. 21 — Green salad, barbecue ribs, baked potato, baked beans, dessert.

National POW/MIA Day program set

The public is invited to the National POW/MIA Recognition Day program from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Clallam County Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles.
The event includes remarks by Norm Goodin, Commander, VFW Post 1024; a proclamation by Port Angeles Mayor Dan DeGuilio; and statistics from the wars presented by Goodin and Korean War Veterans president Jerry Rettela. Cake and coffee are courtesy the Post 1024 Ladies Auxiliary.

Thrift shopopen Saturday
Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., Sequim, will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
Home accessories will be featured and fall clothing will be available. All white tag items will be marked half-price during the sale. The shop still needs volunteers. Call 683-7044.

New singles group meets
A new 40+ singles group meets Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Oasis Sports Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim.
The event includes dinner and the classic rock music of Turner Brothers Band.
Call 815-677-3903 or 457-9398.

Save a life on Saturday
Sequim Community Church hosts a blood drive from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2:15-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, in the main church building at 950 N. Fifth St., Sequim. No appointments are required.
For a ride or with questions, call drive coordinator Ree Huston at 681-7205.
If you are unable to donate blood, Huston can use help in putting up posters or calling prior donors.

Elwha art exhibit
The Celebrate Elwha! Art Exhibit, through Sept. 29 on the main floor of the Landing Mall, features artists from Washington depicting their visions of the Elwha River, dams, plants and animals of the Olympic Mountains and its waterways. An artists’ reception is 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
Celebrate Elwha! also is conducting a green-theme film festival in Room 205 upstairs in the Landing Mall, free to the public.
The film festival runs
5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16;
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 11-a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Grange hosts flea market, bake sale
Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, hosts a flea market from 8 a.m.-
3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The event features food, a bake table and more than 40 inside venders. Tailgaters are welcome.
For more information, call Bob Clark at 683-4431.

Join in drumming for peace
There will be a community drumming for world peace from noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. Everyone is invited to bring drums, rattles or even plastic gallon water jugs and wooden spoons.
Attendees may bring a sack lunch. This event is coordinated worldwide.
Secrets of garlic
Rita Dinger presents “Growing Great Garlic” at
1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim. Dinger, a teacher and writer, was named Clallam County Master Gardener of the Year for 2010.
The seminar is free; seating is limited. Call 681-2827.

Christmas Chorus calls for singers
The Sequim Community Christmas Chorus invites singers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels to join its 27th season.
Music is provided and no auditions are necessary. The chorus will rehearse at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept.19, at the Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave. Call Julie Jackson at 683-1355 or e-mail

Humane Society public program set
The first community outreach for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society is from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Meet new Executive Director Mary Beth Wegener and other staff. Licensing information, spay-neuter discussion and current activities of the humane society are featured.  
For more information, call 457-8206.

Butterflies wing into Audubon program
The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society holds its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.
There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m.; bring a dish and utensils.
The program, “Wings of Beauty,” is by Idie Ulsh, president of the Washington Butterfly Association. The evening is free and open to the public.

Earthquake/tsunami siren test set
An earthquake drill and tsunami siren test is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.  
Sirens will sound for three minutes and will include an audio message.
For more information on what to do in case of emergency, visit
Shelter Providers to meet Sept. 21
Allocation of shrinking funding, veterans housing and a partnership with Jefferson County to end homelessness are on the agenda at the next meeting of the Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County. The meeting is at
9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the downstairs fellowship hall of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles.
Shelter Providers meetings are open to everyone who is interested in ending local homelessness. For more information, call 452-4737 or contact Serenity House, 452-7224 or

Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics
The second annual “tip-a-cop” event will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill, 130 River Road, Sequim.
Law enforcement officers will act as “celebrity waiters. Customers may elect to leave an additional tip for the officer. All proceeds go to Special Olympics of Washington. Last year, the event collected more than $2,500 in a four-hour period.

Friends of SARC meet
The second meeting of the Friends of SARC (Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center) will be held on the south lawn of SARC at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.
The goals of the group are to promote community involvement to increase visibility of SARC and brainstorm ideas to enhance affordability for all community residents. Open to both pass-holders and non-pass-holders.
For more information, call 683-3344 or

SEF seeks variety show performers

The Sequim Education Foundation is planning a variety show for January 2012, a midwinter matinee of fun and family entertainment and a fundraiser to benefit Sequim school children.
Event organizers Patsy Mattingley, Melissa Murray, Al Friess and Dick Hughes invite singers, musicians, musical groups, dancers and other performers to try out.
Those interested may e-mail a short bio and YouTube link to or mail a bio and CD to SEF at PO Box 3065, Sequim, WA 98382.

Youth book group forms
The Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System is launching a new monthly book discussion group especially for children age 8-11 years and their parents or guardians.  
The book discussion group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. The group begins Sept. 20 and concludes in December.
Youth Services librarian Antonia Krupicka-Smith leads the group.
Parents are encouraged to read the books with their children and to begin the discussion at home.  
The first discussion will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. The book selection is “Rules,” by Cynthia Lord.
For more information on this and other programs for youths, go to


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