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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. 23: Chicken a la king, steamed rice, baked tomato, biscuit, pears
Friday, Aug. 24: Salad, stuffed meatballs, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert
Monday, Aug. 27: Salad, soup, sandwich, dessert
Tuesday, Aug. 28: Potato salad, Reuben sandwich, baked tomato, cantaloupe
Wednesday, Aug. 29: Egg roll, sweet & sour chicken, fried rice, stir-fry vegetables, pineapple upside-down cake.

Answer the phone Saturday
The Campaign for Kids Phone-A-Thon Event takes place at the Boys & Girls Clubs on Saturday, Aug. 25. Volunteers will be phoning to take pledges to support the clubs’ programs.

ONP marks Founders Day
Olympic National Park invites the public to visit on Founders Day, Saturday, Aug. 25. On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, creating the National Park Service.
 
Concert to benefit First Step
The Red Hot Blues Sisters play a benefit concert for First Step Family Support Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Olympic Cellars Winery, 255410 Highway 101, Port Angeles. Call 452-0160 or see www.olympiccellars.com.

Chamber cancels luncheon
The Aug. 28 Chamber of Commerce Luncheon has been canceled. The luncheons resume in September.

Free community dinner set
Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave.,
Sequim, hosts a free community dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.
The baked talapia dinner includes vegetables, salad, dessert and beverages.
Reservations are recommended: Call the church at 683-5367 between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or e-mail dinners@sequimtumc.org.
The church presents the dinners on the last Thursday of each month.

Balloon fest invites volunteers
The Sequim Balloon Festival, Sept. 1-3, www.sequimballoonfestival.com, needs volunteers for everything from early morning balloon ground crews to ticket sales to hosting balloon pilots.
With each completed four-hour shift, volunteers are entered to win a free ride in a balloon.
For more information, call Kelly Jo Hill, 462-3950 or
e-mail balloonfestival98382@gmail.com.

Deaf Coffee House slated
Sequim Deaf Coffee House meets from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Geneva Hall of Sequim Community Church, 960 N. Fifth Ave. and Cape Hope Way. Refreshments include soup and sandwiches: e-mail sdch_2010@comcast.net or sdch2010@wavecable.com with what you will bring or with questions.

Remembering old Carlsborg School
Former students and friends of the old Carlsborg School are invited to a gathering at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.
For more information, call Laurine McGrew at 681-8792 (leave a message).

Dinner/dance to aid firefighters
The Port Angeles Fire Department Auxiliary and District 2 Volunteer Firefighters host a “Firefighter Harvest” fundraiser spaghetti dinner and dance from 6 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Clallam County Fairgrounds Home Arts Building.
Proceeds support fire relief baskets, scholarships and equipment for District 2.
The event includes a wine tasting, a silent auction and music by Way Cool.
Tickets ($25) are available in Port Angeles at the Port Angeles Fire Department, 102 E. Fifth St.; the Spa Shop, 230-C E. First St. and KONP, 721 E. First St.

Transportation forum is online
The Washington State Transportation Commission recently created the Voice of Washington State, an online forum regarding regional transportation issues, at
voiceofwashingtonstate-west.ideascale.com.
The commission encourages the public to contribute ideas and criticism. The forum, officials say, is an opportunity to impact the state’s next transportation plan; the results will be reported to the state Legislature and the governor.

Help monitor Morse Creek
The North Olympic Salmon Coalition needs water-loving volunteers to help monitor Morse Creek.
No experience is necessary, training is provided. Volunteers need to be comfortable working in water for an extended period.
Chest waders and boots are needed and can be provided.  Bring plenty of water, snacks and warm clothes.
E-mail volunteer coordinator Jac Entringer at Jentringer@nosc.org or call 360-379-8051 to get involved. For more information, see http://nosc.org/events/morse-creek-surveys-2/.

Second forum on homelessness set
The second annual Regional Forum on Ending Homelessness on the North Olympic Peninsula is set for 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s community center at 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Blyn.
The forum had been set for Oct. 17.
Anyone interested in ending homelessness should call Martha Ireland, Shelter Providers Network coordinator, at 452-4737.

Centennial group preps 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 kkuznek@sequimwa.gov 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.

School board agendas online
Sequim School Board documents, including agendas for regular and workshop meetings, are now posted on the district website at www.sequim.k12.wa.us.
Click on “Announcements,” then click on the date of the meeting.
A window reveals a link to meeting agendas with embedded links to reference documents. For more information, call 582-3260.
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