Community briefs

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 $5 and a reservation is required 24 hours in advance. Call 683-8491 to RSVP. Menus are subject to change.
Thursday May 3: Greek salad, broccoli chicken, fettuccine, peas, garlic bread, dessert
Friday May 4: Salad, chicken, enchiladas, Spanish rice, beans, dessert
Monday May 7: Salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert
Tuesday May 8: Sliced tomatoes, Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, spinach, dessert
Wednesday May 9: Three-bean salad, baked fish, baked potato, chili with cheese, glazed carrots, dessert.

Health care forum scheduled

The League of Women Voters of Clallam County and Olympic Medical Center host a forum, “Urgent! Health Care Reform,” from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Little Theater at Peninsula College,1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.
Presenters are Frederick Chen, associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington; Eric Lewis, chief executive officer of OMC; and Tom Locke, health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties. For more on this first of four forums, visit

Bird songs topic of free class

Bob Boekelheide, former director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, presents “Bird Songs and Calls” as part of the Backyard Birding series at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. The free class focuses on recognizing local species by sound.

Art of Friendship exhibit opens

From May 4-6, Studio by the Creek Artists hold the second annual Art of Friendship exhibit at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Artists Patricia Andrews, Dee Green, Debbie Hilt, Avis Loghry, Diana Miller, Linda Parcell, Gail Selby, Donna Standerwick, Bettye Tabain and Cynthia Thomas donate a portion of sales to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
The show opens from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 4, with a reception following from 5-7 p.m. during Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday hours are from 10 a.m-2 p.m.

Sale benefits cancer society
The American Cancer Society’s team holds a “Pass the Hope” rummage sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 7400 Old Olympic Highway, next to the Dungeness River Bridge. All proceeds go to cancer research.

‘Rockin’ benefits Mujeres de Maiz

“Men with Guitars,” an evening of 1950s-1960s pop music, takes place at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim.
Suggested donation of $15 benefits the nonprofit Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation. Wine and refreshments are available. For more information, call 683-8979.

Sequim Bay Yacht Club opens season
The Sequim Bay Yacht Club hosts its opening day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road, followed by a boat parade on the bay. A club buffet picnic is held at 4:30 p.m. E-mail Judy Shanks at to volunteer salads, desserts or help.

Gardiner hosts community sale

The Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, hosts a community garage sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5.
With 20 venders signed up, there still are spaces available for more vendors. For more information, call 797-7515.

Physician speaks of disaster aftermath
Tim Riesenberger, MPH, MD, emergency room physician and veteran of disaster-relief trips around the world, shares his experiences Saturday, May 5, at the
Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford Lane. He presents “Truth that Transforms the World” at 11 a.m. and speaks about working in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. He speaks on the Sudanese civil war at 2 p.m. A potluck follows; the public is welcome. Call 683-7373 with questions.

Travel through time with History Tales
Dr. Lorraine McConaghy offers an illustrated historical travelogue of Washington Territory and state at the free History Tales lecture series at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the Port Angeles City Council Chambers, 321 E. Fifth St. For more information, call the Clallam County Historical Society at 452-2662 or e-mail

Public forum set on property rights, SMP
Republican Women of Clallam County hosts a public forum with Daniel Himebaugh of the Pacific Legal Foundation at 6 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Monterra Community Center, Finn Hall Road and Monterra Drive. Himebaugh addresses property rights and the Shoreline Management Plan. David Eichner, candidate for U.S. Representative from District 6, also speaks. See for more information.

MoveOn rally set
Clallam County MoveOn holds an informational rally from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the corner of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue in Sequim. Topics include foreclosures, moving money into local banks and a Washington Investment Trust.
Call 457-6884 for more information.

Trails coalition invites public

The Peninsula Trails Coalition invites the public to its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, in Sequim. The event includes presentations about current and future developments on the Olympic Discovery Trail.
For more information, e-mail or call 681-4830.

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