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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 for reservations and October menu.
Thursday Sept. 29  — Carrot salad, Polish sausage and bun with sauerkraut, wedge fries, dessert;
Friday Sept. 30  — Spinach salad, beef stroganoff with buttered noodles, glazed carrots and dessert.

Holiday and clearance sale at OMC Gift Shop
The OMC Auxiliary Gift Shop holds a holiday shopping and gift shop clearance sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct.1, in the Wendel Room (basement) at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St., Port Angeles.
A nonprofit supporting OMC and the community through donations of equipment, Lifeline subscriptions and college scholarships, the OMC Auxiliary has donated more than $390,000 since 1980.
For information on being a Gift Shop volunteer, call Kathy Coombes at 565-9110.

October opens with Horseman’s Ball
Peninsula Performance Horse Association sponsors the Horseman’s Ball, with music by Haywire, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles.
Concessions are by 4-H youth groups and there will be a silent auction and a toy and food drive.
Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family.

Fall Mall planned
The third annual Soroptimist Fall Mall is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim. A list of vendors is available at

‘Stop the Checkpoints’ sets meetings
Stop the Checkpoints has planned a series of three meetings for fall, from 2-4 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.
The group meets Oct. 1 at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St,, Port Angeles, on the topic “Border control is no excuse for wiping out environmental protections! Stop HR 1505!”
Topics for future meetings include “Follow the money: Who profits from anti-immigrant fear tactics?” (Nov. 5) and “No Police State! Defend immigrants and civil liberties — demilitarize the borders!” (Dec. 3).
For more information, e-mail

NPBA Oktoberfest and Chili Cookoff cancelled
The North Peninsula Building Association Oktoberfest and Chili Cookoff, scheduled for Oct. 1, has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled for a date in 2012.

Gem and Mineral Association
Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association meets at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Bento Teriyaki, 1423 W. Washington St., Sequim, for an informal luncheon.
Members and guests discuss rockhounding activities, plans and subjects.

Home Depot hosts lunch for vets, military
The Home Depot honors active military and veterans with a free luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at The Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St., Sequim. Those attending need only show a valid service-connected military ID. For more information, call Brendan Moran at 582-1620.

Series on depression offered
A series of seminars on depression will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 3-Nov. 21, at the Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane.
The series is based on Dr. Neil Nedley’s lifestyle-based treatment program for those who are on medication and those who are not. Director and medical consultant will be local physician Tim Guthrie.
Call 683-7373 to register for limited seating.

Agriculture director speaks on local food
Citizens for Local Food sponsors a presentation by Dan Newhouse, director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture, titled “Reconnecting Urban Consumers to Agricultural Producers” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Chimacum Grange Hall, 9572 Rhody Drive, across from The Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum.
Newhouse discusses the urban-rural gap and how communities can provide some necessary services for small producers that have been eliminated by budget cuts at his agency.

Volunteers honored
The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor its Visitor Information Center volunteers at the annual appreciation dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.
To donate gift certificates and gift baskets phone 683-6197 or e-mail:

Lowicki leaving
The Peninsula Driftwood Artists’ meeting from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, includes a going-away party for lifetime member Becky Lowicki at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.
Lowicki will be moving to New Zealand. Call 683-6097.

P.C.’s American Conversations tickets on sale
Marc Prensky, American writer and speaker about learning and education, is the featured speaker at the Peninsula College Foundation’s 2011 “American Conversations” event, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the PUB building at the college’s main campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Tickets are $125. All proceeds support the foundation, which in turn supports Peninsula College students and programs.
For more information, call 417-6264. To buy tickets online, go to

Volunteer for Crab Fest
The Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival seeks volunteers for its 10th annual celebration, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7-9, in Port Angeles. Volunteers are needed for the weekend and in the days preceding.
To be a part of the festival, fill out an application at or call 452-6300 to receive one by mail.

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