Community news briefs

County planning commission meets today
The Clallam County Planning Commission holds its next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, Sept. 21, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles (enter from Fourth Street).
The agenda includes two applications to amend the land use and zoning map.
There will be two opportunities for public comment; please keep remarks to three minutes. Hearing devices are available for those who need them.

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.

Adopt a less-adoptable pet for less
The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society celebrates Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week Sept. 17-25. All senior dogs and cats have reduced adoption fees, some as low as $10. On Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24, the shelter will waive the adoption fee for all black cats and kittens.
For more information, call the humane society at 457-8206 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.  

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. 22 — Pea salad, liver and onions, whipped potatoes with gravy, corn, dessert
Friday Sept. 23 — Jello salad, turkey burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, sweet potato fries, and dessert
Monday Sept. 26 — Community dinner at Suncrest
Tuesday Sept. 27 — Community dinner at Suncrest
Wednesday Sept. 28 — Apple slaw, baked fish, steamed rice, vegetables, dessert.

Breast-feeding program offered
A program about the benefits of breast-feeding will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Linkletter Hall at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.
Trainers include OMC International Board Certified lactation consultants Pamela Arnott, BSN, RN; Wendy Schroeder, BSN, RN; Stephanie Steinman, BSN, RN; and Kelly Watkins, MS, RN, CBE.
The price is $35. Contact 417-2384 or 417-7652.

Family Fun Fall Fest set
The Sequim Pumpkin Patch, 260045 Highway 101, hosts a Family Fun Fall Fest from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, to benefit the children of Sequim Pre-3. Activities include an obstacle course, Pumpkin Tower and Zumba for children.
Suggested donation of $2 per child or $5 per family benefits Sequim Pre-3. For more information, visit

Join ‘Friends of the Poor Walk’
The nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul holds its 2011 Friends of the Poor Walk from noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Sequim High School track, 601 N. Sequim Ave. There are several ways to contribute, including teams and sponsorships. Call the Sequim office of St. Vincent de Paul, 683-2112, for more information.

Harvest dinner honors Caldwell
North Olympic Land Trust and its Friends of the Fields farmland conservation division present the 12th annual 100-Mile Harvest Celebration Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Sunland Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim. Guest of honor is Friends of the Fields co-founder Bob Caldwell.
Tickets are $115 ($85 tax-deductible). For tickets, visit To sponsor a table, e-mail or call 417-1815, ext. 6.

Grange hosts pancake breakfast
Sequim Prairie Grange hosts a pancake breakfast 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at 290 Macleay Road in Sequim. Menu includes all the pancakes you can eat, ham and eggs, orange juice, coffee and tea.
For more information, call Sue at 683-5456.

4C hosts forum
Concerned Citizens of Clallam County hosts a public forum on ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and “Agenda 21” at
7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim. Guest speaker will be Clint Didier, former NFL player and Washington farmer.   
For more information, e-mail or visit

Freethinkers discuss Bill of Rights
Juan de Fuca Freethinkers meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Refreshments and socializing are at 6:30 p.m., followed by the semiannual business meeting.
Corby Somerville moderates a discussion on the Bill of Rights, which is required advance reading. 
Call 683-5648.

Republican Women meet
Republican Women of Clallam County meets Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 509 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.
A business meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Items for military boxes and money for an auction will be collected.
Call 417-3035 or e-mail

HeLa cells topic of P.A. Library talk
Perhaps the most famous cancer cells in the world are the subject of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, the book to be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Print copies of this book are available at the library while supplies last. Preregistration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.  
For more information, visit or call Lorrie Kovell at 417-8514.

Free community dinner planned
A free community dinner is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.
Reservations are requested. Call the church at 683-5367 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. on the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or e-mail
The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.

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