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Fund set for Sequim family
A fund has been set up at First Federal for the family of Hailey Lynn Freeman, a Sequim 8-year-old who died of an unexpected illness on Saturday, April 7.
Donate at any area First Federal branch to the “Hailey Lynn Freeman Family Fund.”

Senior Menu  
The Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation is $3 and a reservation is required 24 hours in advance. Call 683-8491 to RSVP. Menus are subject to change.
Thursday, April 12: Green salad, liver and onions, mashed potatoes, carrots, dessert
Friday, April 13: Coleslaw, barbecue chicken, potato salad, biscuit, dessert
Monday, April 16: Spaghetti and meat sauce, veggie, garlic bread, dessert
Tuesday, April 17: Cream of broccoli soup, seafood salad, dinner roll, dessert
Wednesday, April 18: Spinach salad, beef pot roast, carrots, potatoes, biscuits, dessert.

Chamber gathers

The Sequim-Dungenesss Chamber of Commerce will have an After Hours gathering at Tranquility, 165-E Bell St. Sequim, at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 17.
Light refreshments will be served and a business card drawing will be held.

Kilmer to address Democratic Club
The Clallam County Democratic Club hosts a town hall forum for State Sen. Derek Kilmer at 7 p.m. today, April 11,  at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. The event is free and open to the public.
Kilmer has been endorsed by the Clallam Democratic Party as a candidate for Norm Dicks’ seat in Washington’s 6th Congressional District.

Disaster volunteer training offered
The American Red Cross chapter offers a free “Disaster Overview” training class for volunteers interested in assisting with disaster events locally or statewide from 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday, April 13, at the Red Cross office, 151 Ruth’s Place, Carlsborg.
The class examines disaster preparedness, Red Cross response services and how volunteers can work on the local, state, and national level. For more information and registration, call 457-7933.

Saving the Tasmanian Devil
Jade Fountain, Tasmanian Devil keeper for the Save the Tasmanian Devil program for the past two years, gives a presentation about working with them and what can be done to save them from extinction at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Legacy Canine Behavior and Training, 252 Kitchen-Dick Road, Sequim. No pets invited.

Trinity Methodist presents ‘The Way’
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., shows “The Way,” for free at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13. The film is part of Trinity’s monthly “Faith in Film” series with free popcorn. Call the church at 683-5367.

Discover genealogical timelines
The Clallam County Genealogical Society hosts a free presentation by Laura Sparr entitled “The Importance of Using Timelines to Put Your Ancestors’ Lives in Context” from 9:45 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 14, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.  
Sparr is past president of the Washington State Genealogical Society.

Group offers mailing list how-to’s
The Sequim PC Users Group offers a presentation on creating and using contact and mailing lists in Microsoft Excel at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, in the computer lab, Room E-3, at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave.
A donation of $5 from visitors helps defray expenses. Direct questions to

Democrats caucus
The Clallam County Democratic Party holds its presidential precinct caucuses at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at locations in Sequim, Port Angeles, Forks, Clallam Bay, and Neah Bay. Caucuses are open to the members of the public who proclaim membership in the Democratic Party. Attendees will be able to vote on the Democratic nomination for president, propose resolutions for the party platform and elect delegates.
For information and directions on where to caucus, visit

Gluten Intolerance Group begins
The Gluten Intolerance Group of Sequim holds its first meeting from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim. Speaker Sue Eliot covers what gluten is and its effects on health in some people. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Public input on Old Olympic sought
The Clallam County Department of Public Works seeks public comment as it begins designs for work on Old Olympic Highway between Barr and Gunn roads and McDonald Creek. To obtain information and a comment/questionnaire form for the project, visit the Public Works office at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles or call 417-2316; or attend an informal open house from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, at the Agnew Good Neighbors Club, 1241 N. Barr Road, Agnew.

Ten years of bird walks reviewed
Bob Boekelheide reviews “10 Years of Bird Walks in Railroad Bridge Park” at the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 Hendrickson Road,
Sequim. The public is invited.
City invites bands to apply
The City of Sequim invites applications for bands to perform at the 2012 season of Music and a Movie in the Park, held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, June 26-Aug.18 at the James Center for the Performing Arts near Carrie Blake Park.
Send information to City Clerk, 152 W. Cedar St., by May 4. Call 683-4139 with questions.

Biomass town hall set
“Biomass 101” is the focus of a town hall meeting from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Port Angeles Public Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
Call 457-2191 for more information.
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