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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.
Thursday March 22: Vegetable, salad, hot turkey sandwich, potatoes with gravy, Brussels sprouts, dessert
Friday March 23: Marinated chicken, pasta, vegetable, dessert
Monday March 26: Spaghetti with meat sauce, vegetable, garlic bread, dessert
Tuesday March 27: Split pea soup, pork roast, whipped potatoes, steamed spinach, dessert
Wednesday March 28: Pea salad, porcupine meatballs, buttered noodles, glazed carrots, dessert.

Workshop assembles toolkit for healthier life

The City of Sequim hosts a wellness workshop, “Ten
Tools to Turn Your life Around,” by Dr. Monica Dixon at noon Friday, March 23, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.
Dixon presents simple and inexpensive ways to make real, immediate changes to your life and body. The program continues a series sponsored by the city and the Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic.

Cub Scouts hold pet food drive
Sequim Cub Scout Pack 4490 holds a “food and funds” drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Petco, 1205 W. Washington St. Drop off or purchase and drop off food, litter or cleaning supplies for local animal shelters with the uniformed Cub Scouts. The Scouts also are collecting worn U.S. flags to retire in a proper ceremony in June.

Genealogical library opens for a Saturday
The Clallam County Genealogical Society is open from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, to accommodate members and nonmembers who cannot visit during regular 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday hours. Volunteers are available to help with computer research, with access to, Fold 3, World Vital Records and American Ancestor. The library is at 931 W. Ninth St., in Port Angeles.

Boating safety class offered

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary presents the class “About Boating Safely” from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 E. Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim. The class qualifies those 35 and under for 2012 boating cards.
Cost for the class is $15 per person, in advance. Call Sylvia Oster at 360-223-8762 or e-mail

Coalition begins clean air campaign

The Clallam County Healthy Air Coalition holds a Neighborhood Clean Air Alert from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 24. This is the first of a countywide door-to-door campaign to educate people about Nippon’s proposed biomass plant and its effects. The group meets at Crown Park, 1921 W. Fourth St., Port Angeles, to walk the west side with petitions and information. To learn more, call 457-2191.

Grange breakfast benefits Raptor Center

The Sequim Prairie Grange hosts a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at 290 Macleay Road. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for those 10 and under. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center. For more information, call Bonnie at 681-4189.

FourC hosts climate change discussion

Concerned Citizens of Clallam County continues its monthly series of educational presentations with a conversation about climate change at 7 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim.
Gene Farr presents “Catastrophic Human Causes: Global Warming Is a Myth” and Bob Lynette presents his view that global warming is a man-made phenomenon.
The public is invited. Send questions for the speakers to by March 23.

Auxiliary offers sea salt special
The Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary offers a selection of Salty Dave’s Wood Smoked Sea Salts at a special event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the main lobby of the Sequim Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave. All proceeds benefit Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary.

Parkinson’s group holds initial meeting
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. On Wednesday, March 28, there is an informational meeting to discuss forming a group, based on dance, for those with Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and other neurological issues, including those who have had a stroke.
The meeting is at 10:30 a.m. at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St. For more information, call Deb Stoltenberg at 477-4730.

Free community dinner planned
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim, hosts a free community dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29.
Reservations are requested. Call the church at 683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner, or e-mail The church serves the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.

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