Community news briefs

OCS opens enrollment
Enrollment is open at Olympic Christian School for all families for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The school serves students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
To schedule a classroom visit, call 457-4640.
See the school’s website at

Band concert celebrates spring

The Sequim High School Band holds its spring concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the SHS auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. The event includes numbers by the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. Admission is free.

Saturday blood drive set
Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., will host the only area blood drive on Saturday, March 31. This time only, it will be held in the Puget Sound Blood Center’s mobile bus on the south side of the church. Street entry is between the OMC buildings and the church. It will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. but closed 2:45-3:30 p.m. for staff lunch. Restrooms will be available in SCC through the south doors. No appointment is needed and the need is great. The next Saturday drive will be May 26.

Expo volunteers needed
The North Peninsula Building Association invites volunteers to help in two-hour time blocks at the Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo from March 30-April 1. Needed are set-up and sign delivery people, greeters and drawing and refreshment area attendants.
Contact Carrie Sue Bennett at or FaLeana at 452-8160 or

Homeless Connect event to provide help

Project Homeless Connect takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Vern Burton Community Center, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles. Sponsored by The Homelessness Advisory Committee, Clallam County Health and Human Services and Serenity House of Clallam County, the event provides those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with services and assistance and also provides information to those who wish to help end homelessness in the community.
There is a kick-off rally at 8:30 a.m.
Chorus hosts garage sale

The Grand Olympics Chorus of Sweet Adelines International holds a fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 30-31, at Rock Plaza, at the Sequim-Dungeness Way/Port Williams Road roundabout in Sequim. Tools, bikes, clothing, exercise items, crafts and more are included.

History Tales to feature Lake Crescent

Alice Alexander will speak at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in the Port Angeles City Council Chambers, 321 East Fifth St.
Alexander will share photos and history about the early settlers and resorts on Lake Crescent.
For more information, call the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 452-2662 or

Join the Sequim Library’s Young Adult Advisory Group

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Sequim Library’s Young Adult Advisory Group at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Group members discuss good reads, recommend new services, programs and materials, and plan events. On April 3 the group will create display art for the library. Meetings are facilitated by Youth Services librarian Antonia Krupicka-Smith. For more information about the Young Adult Advisory Group and other activities for young adults, go to or contact the Sequim Library at 683-1161 or
Statewide candidates invited to meet public
The Clallam County Democratic Party holds a free meet-and-greet and Q&A session with Democratic candidates for statewide elective office from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
All Democratic candidates for attorney general, secretary of state and state auditor have been invited. Already confirmed to attend are attorney general candidate and King County council member Bob Ferguson; secretary of state candidates Rep. Zack Hudgins and former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels; and state auditor candidate Rep. Mark Miloscia.

Women’s cancer group starts April 4
“Women as Warriors: A Healing Group for Women Fighting Cancer,” facilitated by Laurey Hansen-Carl, MA, has its first meeting from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Center for Healing and Whole Body Health at 117 High Country Drive, Port Angeles.
The group meets weekly for seven weeks to provide support for women living with cancer.
Cost is $15-$25 per week on a sliding scale.
Hansen-Carl, a cancer survivor, has a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology and is a Washington licensed mental health counselor and massage practitioner.
For more information, call 452-8818.

Student exchange to Japan open
There still is time for interested students to apply for the annual student exchange with Sequim’s sister city, Shiso, Japan. The trip for
Sequim Student Ambassadors is planned for October. A group of students, freshmen and sophomores as of October, will travel to Japan for tours of Tokyo and Kyoto and a four-night home stay in Shiso. Interested students should call Education chairman Gail Sumpter, 360-477-9361, or e-mail with questions or for an application. Applications are due in early April.

Contemporary art series debuts
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center presents four evenings of advance screenings of “Art in the 21st Century,” hour-long documentaries that will be broadcast on PBS later in the month to increase knowledge of contemporary art. The episodes are April 2, 9, 16 and 23. Programs begin at 7 p.m. and admission is free. The center is at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., ¼ mile east of Race Street, behind the Jones Street water dome.

Fair Royalty hosts Princess Tea
The Clallam County Fair Royalty hosts the annual Princess Tea and Candidate Debut at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Home Arts building at the fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles.
Tickets are $6 ($8 for seating at a Princess table) and are available through the candidates, at the door or by calling 452-8262.

Senior Menu
Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation is $5 and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.
Thursday, March 29: Carrot salad, BBQ beef sandwich, cauliflower, dessert
Friday, March 30: Salad, chicken noodle soup, dessert
Monday, April 2: Spaghetti with meat sauce, vegetable, garlic bread, dessert
Tuesday, April 3: Vegetable soup, chef’s salad, bread sticks, dessert
Wednesday, April 4: Ambrosia salad, roast turkey, mashed potatoes, broccoli, dessert.

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