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County burn ban is in effect
A burn ban is in effect in Clallam County through Monday, Oct. 1, unless conditions warrant an earlier closure.
The ban applies to all outdoor burning except recreational cooking fires (3 feet in diameter by 2 feet in height), which are permitted unless extreme conditions force further bans. For more information, contact the local fire district or see www.clallam.net.
Stop the Checkpoints sponsors a community information meeting — on Pres. Obama’s executive order deferring deportation of immigrant youth brought to the U.S. before age 16 — from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.
Attorney Lisa Seifert explains the expected process and timeline for applying for deferral and also gives cautions for undocumented youth and their families.
SARC to give festival discounts
During the Lavender Festival, July 20-22, Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center general admission prices are discounted by 25 percent: Prices will be $6/adult, $3/youth and $1.50/child. SARC also offers 10 percent off six-month SARC passes for all three days of the festival.
The special price is available at both the SARC booth at Carrie Blake Park and the SARC facility at 610 N. Fifth Ave. Only checks are accepted at the Park location.
Guild shop open Saturday
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 7.
The shop features summer apparel for the family, furniture/household goods and jewelry.
All white-tagged items are marked half-price.
Volunteers are always welcome; call 683-7044.
Senior Menu set
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 ($7 guest) and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491.
Menus are subject to change.
Thursday July 5: Pea salad, pork chop, baked potato, mixed vegetables, ice cream w/fruit
Friday July 6: Green salad, clam chowder, grilled ham ‘n’ cheese
Monday July 9: Green salad, beef roast, potatoes/carrots, bread, dessert
Tuesday July 10: Cream of broccoli soup, seafood salad, dinner roll, rice pudding
Wednesday July 11: Soup, patty melt, oven roasted potatoes, fresh fruit.
Holiday BBQ to/benefit veterans
Hardy’s Market, 10200 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim, hosts a Fourth of July barbecue today to support local veterans from 11 a.m. until the food runs out. Veterans eat free; music is by Cort Armstrong & Friends. Donations are $2/ice cream; $2/hot dogs; and $3/hamburgers, with all proceeds going to local veterans groups.
Paper clutter workshop set
Brenda Spandrio, aka The Declutter Lady, offers a free workshop, “Managing Paper Clutter,” on Thursday, July 12, at the Quality Inn, 134 River Road, Sequim. Participants can attend the one-hour workshop at 3:30 p.m. or at 5:30 p.m.
The workshop provides information, systems and solutions for paper clutter that can reduce stress and increase productivity. For more information or to reserve a spot in one of the sessions, call Spandrio at 360-504-2520 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness forum explains GMOs
Jeri Weinhold, B.A., M.S., of the GMO Awareness Group presents a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum, “Genetically Modified Organisms,” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Olympic Medical Park, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
Her presentation covers what GMOs are, why they are different from traditionally modified seed and how they impact our lives. She includes what the options are as citizens become more aware.
The Basic Urgent Care Clinic, 777 N. Fifth Ave., is open to patients on Monday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. Call 582-0218.
Habitat seeks applicants
Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County invites families to apply for upcoming housing opportunities in Port Angeles. An informational meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.
Call the Habitat office at 681-6780 or visit www.habitatclallam.org.
Rare herbs expand gardens
Master Gardener Rita Dinger presents “Less Common Herbs” at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at 2711 Woodcock Road, Sequim and “Lemon-Scented/Flavored Herbs” at noon Thursday, July 12, at the County Courthouse in Port Angeles. Both WSU Clallam County Master Gardener programs are free and open to the public.
Making healthy sense of labels
Diabetes educator Susan Sorensen, R.N., presents a free public workshop, “Nutrition Labels: What Do All Those Numbers Mean,” at noon Thursday, July 12, at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. The workshop is part of the Healthy Solutions series sponsored by the Sequim centennial team and the Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic. See visit www.sequimwa.gov.