Community News Briefs

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 $5. Menus are subject to change. 24-hours reservation required. Call 683-8491.
Thursday March 8: Applesauce, baked ham, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, dessert
Friday March 9: Community dinner at Suncrest
Monday March 12: Community dinner at Suncrest
Tuesday March 13: Navy bean soup, herb-baked fish, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, dessert
Wednesday March 14: Fruit salad, cheeseburger with fixings, jojo potatoes, dessert.

Planning commission meets today
Clallam County Planning Commission holds its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, March 7, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The agenda includes an orientation to the preliminary draft of the Clallam County Shoreline Master Program.

Tree-planting event set
The North Olympic Land Trust hosts a volunteer tree-planting event Wednesday, March 7, at Siebert Creek Conservation Area, between Port Angeles and Sequim, at the end of Siebert Creek Road. Work sessions are 10 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Tools will be provided, but an extra wheelbarrow and shovels are appreciated. Bring work gloves, rain gear lunch and drinking water.
RSVP to Lorrie Campbell at 417-1815 ext. 7 or Drop-ins also are welcome.

Club seeks garden tools, supplies
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula is requesting donations of garden tools and supplies and volunteers for its new garden project.
Call 683-8095 or e-mail

Dietician covers health and diabetes
Christin Maks, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator with Olympic Medical Center, presents “Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Understanding Pre-diabetes and Diabetes and How to Prevent Them,” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way in Dungeness. The presentation is free.

Job fair announced
The Sequim Home Depot, in collaboration with the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, hosts a job fair with more than a dozen community businesses from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the commons at the Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St. For more information, call 683-6197.

‘Sequim 120’ needs citizens’ input
“Sequim 120,” the citizen participation program of the city’s comprehensive plan update, will begin with workshops at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Sequim Transit Center,190 W. Cedar St.
Call 582-2448 or e-mail SEQUIM120@, to sign up for a session or to request more information.

Rainbow hosts March Madness Tea
Sequim and Port Angeles Rainbow Assemblies host a March Madness Tea Party, membership event and luncheon for girls ages 10-19 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Port Angeles Masonic Center, 622 S. Lincoln St. Use the Seventh Street door and go upstairs. For information or to RSVP, call Mary Miller, 417-9236, or Vickie Larson, 457-9444.
‘Bonesetter’s Daughter’ sparks discussion
The Sequim Library hosts a discussion of Amy Tan’s novel “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Preregistration is not required and drop-ins are welcome.
Town hall discusses biomass projects
The Clallam County Healthy Air Coalition hosts a town hall meeting, ”Burning Biomass: Economic Environmental and Health Concerns,” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Guest speakers discuss the two biomass plants planned for the Olympic Peninsula. Call the Clallam County Healthy Air Coalition at 457-2191.

Public invited to amateur radio demo
The Clallam County Amateur Radio Club welcomes visitors to its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Port Angeles Fire Department, 102 E. Fifth St. The event includes a live demonstration using amateur radio to send and receive e-mail messages, an example of ham radio’s emergency use. Free amateur radio classes will be offered in April. Call Chuck Jones, 452-4672, or Tom Newcomb, 452-8228, for details and to register. Visit the website at

Technology and media fair provides how-to’s
“Technology for Everyone” is the theme of the second annual Sequim Technology and Media Fair, held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
Demonstrations and how-to’s highlight how technologies can enhance everyday life for the average user. The fair also showcases the technology-based programs, courses and skills taught at Sequim High School.
Admission is free and food is available. For more information, visit or e-mail

Tribe hosts basketry classes
The Northwest Native American Basketry Weavers hosts basketry making classes from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18, at the Jamestown Tribal Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim. Cost is $60. For more information, call Theresa Parker at 640-0041 or Elaine Caldwell at 683-5731.

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