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Tai Chi classes offered in Sequim and P.A.
Ongoing Tai Chi classes led by Vincent Chu and sponsored by the Washington Institute of Natural Science are offered in Sequim and Port Angeles. Classes are from 12:30-1:15 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at John Wayne Marina’s south parking lot and at 7:15-8 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, at INSPIRE Medical Clinic/CliniCare, 621 E. Front St., Port Angeles. Cost is by donation. For more information, call Chu at 683-8783.

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. 23: Cottage cheese with peaches, Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, peas and dessert
Friday Feb. 24: Community chicken dinner
Monday Feb. 27: Community spaghetti dinner
Tuesday Feb. 28: Waldorf salad, Italian sausage with peppers and onions, steamed rice, dessert
Wednesday Feb. 29: Green salad, liver and onions, whipped potatoes, carrots, dessert.

Grange social features Relay for Life
Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, hosts its monthly social tonight, Feb. 22, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner followed by a presentation on the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Anyone interested in the Grange or finding out more about Relay for Life is invited to attend. For more information, contact Kim Moulson 681-3251 or Joy Barrett 683-7021.

SHS band holds rummage sale
The Sequim High School All Band Rummage Sale is slated for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the high school cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
Rummage sale items include fishing equipment, vintage kitchen/bake ware, appliances, toys, games, sporting goods, clothing, decorative items, furniture, antiques and more.
This event raises funds that support participation and travel fees for Sequim High School Band events throughout the year. These fees and costs are not covered by the Sequim School District. Band events include Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in Seattle; Husky Band Day at the Husky Stadium; Victoria, British Columbia, and every other year at the Heritage Festival in Anaheim, Calif.

Explorers taking a walk
The Olympic Peninsula Explorers invite the public to join them for a club walk on Saturday, Feb. 25.
The Port Angeles Historical Walk has
six- and 10-kilometer options. Highlights include the Museum at the Carnegie, Liberty Bell, bakeries and more. The 10K route goes up to Peninsula College and the outdoor art display.
Start time is 9 a.m. The group meets at the lobby of the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.
A carpool for Sequim-area participants meets at the QFC parking area (990 E. Washington St.) at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, call Kay Peters at 457-5117.

Communication workshop planned

In recognition of the season for nonviolence, the Sequim Center for Spiritual Living will sponsor a Nonviolent Communication Workshop from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.
The Rev. Michael Laakso will facilitate this workshop, presenting insight into the “jackal” and “giraffe” ways we communicate in our relationships.  
Focus is on honoring feelings and needs, practicing empathy and compassion.
For location and further information, call 681-0177.

Driving safety classes offered
Two AARP driving safety classes are
scheduled in Sequim.
A class will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Feb. 29-March 1, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.
Another class is from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, March 6-7, at the Sequim fire station, 325 N. Fifth Ave.
The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Call 683-6806.

Series introduces Volunteer Hospice
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County offers an eight-week spring community education series on Fridays from 1-3 p.m. beginning March 2 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. The March 2 program includes an introduction to hospice.
The series is free and open to the public. Call 452-1511 to register. For more information, visit

Stop the Checkpoints meets
Stop The Checkpoints meets from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St. in Port Angeles. A locally produced video, “With Dignity,” will be shown at the meeting honoring International Women’s Day.

Habitat invites volunteers
Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County has many volunteer opportunities available on the construction site, in the office and in the Habitat Store. For more information on volunteering with Habitat, call 681-6780 or e-mail
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