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‘After the Dam’ subject of presentation
Robert Elofson, Lower Klallam Elwha Tribe river restoration director, presents “Elwha River Ecosystem: After the Dam” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., Port Angeles. He will discuss the tribe’s view of the dam removal and what to expect in the future.

SEF poster contest is online

Vote for your Sequim Education Film Festival favorite poster entry online at www.sequimed.com.
Voting deadline is Thursday, Jan. 26.
The winner of the poster contest will receive $100 and will be recognized on stage the night of the event when organizers auction off the framed poster. 
The poster also will be used to promote the festival throughout the community.

Town hall meeting on biomass plants set
The Healthy Air Clallam Coalition holds a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Hall, 73 Howe Road, Port Angeles. There will be a presentation and action-planning to help stop two planned biomass incinerator plants on the peninsula. For more information, go to ejbcsierraclub.org. Call Rose Marschall, 360-808-2662, with questions.
 
MAC meeting rescheduled
The Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley’s annual members meeting set for Saturday, Jan. 21, has been rescheduled due to winter weather conditions.
The meeting is rescheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the historical Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road in Sequim.
All current and life members, as well as those who join or renew at the door, are encouraged to attend. See www.macsequim.org.

Gubernatorial candidate to speak
Republican Women of Clallam County will host guest speaker Shahram Hadian, Republican candidate for governor, at a community forum at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, Sequim.
Bring your questions and a neighbor. Everyone is invited to attend and refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Evangeline Rivera-Levine at 683-4291.
Give blood Feb. 4
Puget Sound Blood Center holds a Sequim blood drive from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave. The drive is closed for staff lunch from 2:45-3:30 p.m.  
No appointments are needed. Each donation can save three lives. Call Ree, coordinator, at 681-7205.  

Pass the Mic spots open
King’s Way Foursquare Church, 1023 Kitchen-Dick Road, is accepting participants for the annual Pass the Mic event on Feb. 10. Two brackets for those 14 and older and 13 and under are available. Older participants’ finals are held Feb. 24, with a chance for a $500 first prize. To receive an application, call the church at 683-8020 or visit http://thekingsway.net.

Deaf Coffee House meets Feb. 10
The Deaf Coffee House meets from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the portable building at the Sequim Community Church, 960 N. Fifth Ave. and Cape Hope Way, Sequim. Look for the Sequim Deaf Coffee House sign board. Bring snacks or refreshment to share. For more information, e-mail sdch_2010@comcast.net. The next coffee house meets March 9.

Salmon Coalition seeks volunteers
The North Olympic Salmon Coalition invites the public to a volunteer tubing party along Snow Creek in Discovery Bay from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on two Saturdays, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18.
Volunteers will be placing protectors on newly planted trees. Bring warm clothes, water and a snack.
RSVP for directions:
e-mail Jac at Jentringer@nosc.org or call the NOSC office at 360-379-8051.
 
KSQM plans Valentine’s celebration
KSQM 91.5 FM radio hosts its third annual Precious Memories Weekend from Friday, Feb. 10, through Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Listeners are invited to send a memory or story related to a specific song to office@ksqmfm.com or P.O. Box 723, Sequim, WA 98382.
They also can stop by the station, 577 W. Washington St., Sequim.
The station’s studios will record the memory for broadcast with the song during the event.
The celebration ends with milk and cookies at the station from 2-6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Call 681-0000.

Volunteer spots with Habitat open
Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County is beginning construction on its 23rd home and needs volunteer support on the construction site, in the office and in the Habitat Store.
Habitat also is launching a new program to assist lower-income homeowners with exterior home repair and maintenance, including painting, landscaping, minor weatherization and exterior clean-up.
For more information on volunteering with Habitat, call 681-6780 or e-mail info@habitatclallam.org.
 
First Book offers grants
First Book-Clallam County is accepting book grant applications from local nonprofit organizations that serve children in need. To be eligible, Clallam County organizations are required to incorporate reading in their program activities, serve children from low-income households, provide multiple distributions to each child, and support the child’s ongoing education outside of the classroom.
To receive applications, contact Marsha Omdal, momdal@msn.com. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 24.

White Crane offers free Tai Chi for seniors
White Crane Martial Arts offers free classes in Tai Chi for seniors from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays this winter in the Soft Arts Room at 129 W. First St., Port Angeles. Robert Brown instructs.
Tai Chi is low impact and builds balance. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Drop in on any Tuesday class or call 477-4926.

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 Jan. 26: Cottage cheese with peaches, Salisbury steak, steamed rice, peas, dessert
Friday Jan. 27: Community chicken dinner at Suncrest
Monday Jan. 30: Community spaghetti dinner at Suncrest
Tuesday Jan. 31: Won ton soup, shrimp stir-fry, fried rice, mandarin oranges, dessert
Wednesday Feb.1: Green salad, liver and onions, whipped potatoes, carrots, dessert.

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