Community New Briefs

Commission meets
The Clallam County Planning Commission holds its regular meet at 6:30 p.m. today, Aug. 15, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. On the agenda are Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Map Amendment Applications. Time is reserved for public comment. For more information, call 417-2277.

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 ($7 guest) and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.
Thursday, Aug. 16: Spinach salad, braised beef tips over noodles, green beans, peaches
Friday, Aug. 17: Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetable, dessert
Monday, Aug. 20: Salad, turkey tetrazzini, vegetable, bread, dessert
Tuesday, Aug. 21: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas and carrots, whole wheat roll, fruit cup
Wednesday, Aug. 22: Three-bean salad, baked fish, baked potato, glazed carrots, sherbet.

Car show fundraiser
The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, hosts a “Wheels Across the Decades” motorcycle and classic car show from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, to raise money for The Answer For Youth, a Port Angeles drop-in center for teens. The event includes live music, an auction, cake walk, reverse dunk tank, burlesque show (PG-13) and dinner.
Tickets for the dinner, served at 3 p.m. are $20, which includes the meal, a beverage and dessert, and entry for a door prize. For more information, call Susan at 670-4363 or Pam at 477-0247.

Hospital Guild store opens Saturday
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., Sequim, is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Clothing for the family, furniture and accessories, with white-tagged items marked half-price. Volunteers are welcome; call 683-7044.

Cancer Center hosts Survivors Luncheon
The Olympic Medical Cancer Center hosts its annual Survivors Luncheon from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in the medical building at 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
There is no charge for the luncheon and all current and past cancer patients are welcome.
Seating is limited; call Susan Clements at 582-2845 to reserve a seat.

Symposium scheduled on Elwha Dam topics
The 2012 Elwha Symposium, scheduled for Aug. 20-24 in Port Angeles, includes a science conference, a field trip and public outreach events. The schedule is posted at
Registration for all events is full and closed except for two free events at Peninsula College: an overview of the project at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, and a presentation at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Votes are valuable
A free, nonpolitical presentation of the American system of voting for president takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the
Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Based on the University of California at Santa Barbara’s website, the presentation covers battlegrounds, swing states and how voters could have their votes accurately counted.
For more information, call 681-0101.

Learn Mah Jongg
A beginners American Mah Jongg class runs Fridays from 9-11 a.m. at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St. Call 683-6806 for information or to register.
School supplies needed for foster children
The North Olympic Foster Parent Association invites donations of new backpacks and school supplies for local children in foster care.
In Sequim, donations may be dropped off by Friday, Aug. 24, at All Safe Mini-Storage, 101 Grant Road; Anytime Fitness, 10131 Old Olympic Highway; Kitsap Bank, 1320 W. Washington St.; Sound Community Bank, 541 N. Fifth Ave.; Walgreens, 490 W. Washington St.; or Walmart, 1110 W. Washington St.
Donations are distributed to local children in foster care at the annual NOFPA Back to School Back Pack Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 26.
For more information, call Colleen Robinson at 360-460-5560.

Outdoor flea market vendors sought
Olympic View Church of God is seeking vendors for its first Outdoor Flea Market from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at 503 N. Brown Road, Sequim. Spaces are $20 for a 12-foot by 12-foot section, tables are not provided. OVCG holds a bake sale that day, so please no baked items, candies, jams or jellies in the vendors’ spaces.
This fundraiser for the women’s Ministry program replaces the Christmas Bazaar.
Call 683-7897 to reserve space.

Sequim Arts Alliance presentation planned
The Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance’s Cultural Connections program offers a free public presentation, “Marketing Mind Maps – Imaginative Awareness Beyond Your Established Audience,” from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, in the media room of The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 W. Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim.
For more information, see www.sequim

Freethinkers talk examines
‘The Other Fossil Record’
The Juan de Fuca Freethinkers hosts a presentation by Jon Peters, M.D., “The Other Fossil Record: What the Newer DNA Discoveries Reveal,” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, upstairs at the Landing Mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles.
The meeting is public, with a no-host supper at 5:15 p.m. at a restaurant nearby.
To RSVP for dinner, for more information, or to arrange carpooling, call Clover Gowing, 683-5648, or e-mail
A $5 donation is suggested.
Centennial committee prepares events calendar
The Sequim Centennial Committee is developing an 18-month calendar of events and seeks information about any local events planned between Oct. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2013.
Event planners may send submissions for the calendar, suggestions or questions to Sequim City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at or call 681-3428.
The centennial committee meets at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

Join Alumni Association
Membership in the Sequim Alumni Association is open to everyone, even non-alums. The tax-deductible $10 yearly fee includes “The Ditchwalker” quarterly newsletter.
Send fee, name and mailing address to Sequim Alumni Association, PO Box 1758, Sequim, WA 98382.

School supplies drive is on
First Federal is collecting school supplies — paper, pencils, glue sticks, scissors, notebooks and more — to be distributed to children in need as part of the America’s Promise Alliance to ensure that children have the necessary back-to-school supplies. Look for the red wagons located in each of First Federal’s eight branches.

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