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Land trust seeks executive director
The nonprofit North Olympic Land Trust is seeking a full-time executive director.
The executive director supervises a professional staff of three full-time employees and carries out NOLT’s conservation mission, does fundraising and strategic planning, and maintains relations with donors, landowners and the community.
Salary depends upon qualifications.
A job description and qualifications are at www.northolympiclandtrust.org. Applications are accepted until March 9.

Streets assessment starting soon

The City of Sequim’s contractor, Capital Asset & Pavement Services Inc., will analyze the condition of city streets from 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, to noon Monday, Feb. 6. Residents can expect to see a white Honda CRV parked or possibly moving at slow speeds at times on the shoulder of the road with two operators measuring and analyzing each street. Drivers are asked to take caution when the vehicle is in the area due to personnel possibly being in the roadway.

Reception for watercolor artist set

Prairie Springs hosts “Art Show — Watercolor and Folk Art by Shirley Mercer” through February at 680 W. Prairie St., Sequim.
There will be an artist’s reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, with music by Hardtack and Honey at 6:30 p.m. and a dessert buffet. Enter the free drawing for a print. For more information, call 360-460-9874.

Stop the Checkpoints to meet

Stop The Checkpoints meets from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Clallam County Historical Museum, 207 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.
The agenda includes discussion of Border Patrol activity in Forks and the cost to taxpayers of border patrol buildup. The video “Lost in Detention” will be shown.
The public is welcome.

Send musical greetings for Valentine’s Day

Hot Apple Pie, a Sweet Adelines registered quartet, offers musical greetings for Valentine’s Day.
For $35, the quartet provides two love songs, a sweet (or sugar-free) treat and a card with personalized message to any location in the Sequim or Port Angeles areas.
To schedule the singing Valogram, phone Roberta Cooper at 582-9549.
For availability/costs for booking other women’s quartets, call 504-1149; for men’s quartet inquiries, call 452-4919.

CCD offers horse farm management workshop
The Clallam Conservation District offers a free workshop on horse farm management from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at a horse farm in the Happy Valley area in Sequim.
Reservations are required. Call 452-1912, ext. 5, for more information, driving directions and to reserve a spot.
Those unable to attend the workshop can visit www.clallamcd.org or call the number above to talk with a farm planner about how CCD can help.

Public meeting on Dungeness watershed
Dale Hom, Forest Supervisor at Olympic National Forest, invites the public to participate in a discussion about restoration opportunities on National Forest System Lands in the Dungeness River drainage from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8,  at the Guy Cole Convention Center at Carrie Blake Park, 202 Blake Avenue, in Sequim.  
For more information, contact team leader Susan Piper at spiper@fs.fed.us, or 360-956-2435.

Workshops teach use of native plants
The Clallam Conservation District offers free workshops in both Port Angeles and Sequim on Planting and Maintaining a Native Landscape. The Sequim workshop is from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road. The Port Angeles workshop is from 7-8:30 p.m. at the library, 2210 S. Peabody St. No preregistration required. Reach the district at 452-1912.

‘Healing with Foods’ at Nash’s
Integrated health care specialist Margaret Bailey, MN, will give a free presentation, “Healing with Foods,” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Nash’s Full-Grocery Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, in Dungeness.
Bailey has a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Washington and 20 years’ nursing experience. She also has a U.W. Graduate Certificate in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Call 681-6274 for more information.

Free women’s self-defense class set
Phoenix Dragon Martial Arts, 1025 E. First St., Port Angeles, offers a free women’s self-defense program from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The free class is the first session of a series called Innocent Warriors© and is taught by co-owner Meghan Ventura, a Hapkido and Guazabara Black Belt.
The session is appropriate for all ages and mother-daughter registration is encouraged.  
Call 360-808-7303 to register.

Genealogist covers GEDCOMS
Kit Stewart presents “The What, the Why and the What For of GEDCOMS” at the Clallam County Genealogical Society meeting from 9:45-noon Saturday, Feb. 11, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth St. in Sequim.
GEDCOMS, genealogical data communications, help genealogists exchange information and provide extra fail-safe backups.
The presentation is free and open to the public.

OPHS sponsors ‘Litter for a Critter’ promotion
With donation of a 20-
pound bag of non-clumping cat litter, adoption of a cat or kitten is free at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, 2105 W. Highway 101, Port Angeles.
All adoptions include the animal’s spay or neuter, a rabies vaccine, a microchip and a complimentary vet check.
Call the humane society at 457-8206 with questions. The shelter is open to the public from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-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 Feb. 2: Cranberry salad, baked ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans, dessert
Friday Feb. 3: Community chicken dinner at Suncrest
Monday Feb. 6: Community spaghetti dinner at Suncrest
Tuesday Feb. 7: French onion soup, beef Burgundy, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, dessert
Wednesday Feb. 8: Carrot salad, pork chops, mushroom gravy, steamed rice, corn, dessert.

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