Community news briefs

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, Sept. 6: Fruited rice salad, pork chops, braised cabbage, applesauce, bread pudding
Friday, Sept. 7: Salad, enchiladas, Spanish rice, refried beans, dessert
Monday, Sept. 10: Salad, chili dog, dessert
Tuesday, Sept. 11: Spinach strawberry salad, seafood and vegetable Alfredo, cake
Wednesday, Sept. 12: Carrot salad, beef Stroganoff, rice and barley, broccoli, pears.

Book sale set

Friends of the Sequim Library hosts its Second Saturday Book Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the
Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Proceeds go to library projects.

Bake Sale, Flea Market scheduled
Olympic View Church of God hosts an Outdoor Flea Market and Bake Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept 8, at the church on the corner of Brown Road and Fir Street in Sequim. The 20-vendor sale benefits the Women’s Ministry Program and replaces the annual Christmas Bazaar. For information or booth rental, call 683-7897.

Stop the Checkpoints to meet
Stop the Checkpoints celebrates its fourth anniversary at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Guest speaker is Christina Lopez, author of “Estamos en la Lucha: Immigrant Women Light the Fires of Resistance.” Call 452-7534 or see

Online genealogy discussion set

The Sequim PC Users Group hosts a free presentation on genealogical research sites and how to use them at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the computer lab, Room E-3, Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave. The program includes sources available through local genealogical societies and a general computer Q & A. For more, e-mail

Grange hosts last ice cream social

Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, hosts its last ice cream social of the year from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Banana splits and sundaes, $5 donation. Benefits Grange projects. Call Shelley Smith, 681-3881.

Driving Safety session offered

There is a two-session AARP Driving Safety class from 8 a.m.-noon Monday, Sept. 10, and Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Sequim Fire Station, 325 N. Fifth Ave. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for others.
Make reservations with the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 683-6806. Do not contact the fire station.

Resource group reviews proposals

The Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee meets from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the USDA Service Center, Olympic National Forest, 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia. The meeting, open to the public, will review 23 Title II project proposals and provide a list of recommended projects. Call Donna Nemeth, Public Affairs Officer, at 360-956-2274.

Charitable giving workshop planned

A “Discovering Your Legacy” event is scheduled for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Keegan Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Local groups and experts provide information on identifying family and charitable goals and the creative ways people can support the organizations they care about.
Call United Way at 457-3011 or e-mail

Gardiner Cemetery Commission meets

The Gardiner Community Cemetery Commissioner meeting for the month of September is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner. The public is invited to attend. Meetings for October-December are again at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month.

Give blood, save a life
Sequim Rotary Clubs sponsor their second annual blood drive to support the Puget Sound Blood Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Sunland Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive,
Sequim. Appointments may be made at For more information, e-mail Rotarians Peter Haglin at or Kathy Schreiner at

Dine to Donate

The North Olympic Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimers sponsors a Dine to Donate day from 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 14, at Applebee’s, 130 River Road, Sequim. For each diner with a coupon, Applebee’s donates 15 percent of the bill to the walk. Each diner needs a separate coupon, available at Discovery Memory Care, 408 W. Washington St., and other businesses in Sequim. Call 683-2424 or 683-4734.


Sing for Sequim community chorus
Preparations are under way for the Sequim Community Christmas Chorus’ 27th season. The chorus is open to singers of all backgrounds, religions and levels of experience: There are no auditions and everyone is welcome.
Rehearsals are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 18, at Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 29-30, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
For additional information, contact Gail Sumpter at or 360-477-9361 or plan to attend the first rehearsal.

Spaghetti feed benefits veterans

Republican Women of Clallam County hosts “Operation Outreach,” a spaghetti feed and fundraiser, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road. Music by Sweet Adelines Quartet is at 1 p.m.; food service begins at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 (12 and under $6, 5 and under free) and include entry for door prizes. Phone 582-9859 or e-mail Funds raised benefit Voices for Veterans, Operation Homefront of Washington and Help Hospitalized Veterans.

Transportation forum opens

The Voice of Washington online forum regarding regional transportation issues is at It is sponsored by the Washington State Transportation Commission. For more information, call 360-705-7070.

Mad Hatter’s Tea tables set

The 15th annual Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, supporting awareness and early detection of breast cancer, is from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Sunland Golf and Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive.
Tickets are $30. To reserve places, send names and addresses of guests with a check for the tickets by Sept. 28 to Arlene McClelland, P.O. Box 4135, Sequim, WA 98382.
Call McClelland, 681-4815, with questions. To donate a cup and saucer to the Memory Table in the name of a friend or loved one, call Ginny Friess at 681-0701.

Election ballots come in October
Ballots for the General Election will be mailed on Oct. 17. The last day to register online or by mail is Oct. 8.
Residents who are not registered or are new to Washington can register in person at the Clallam County Auditor’s office, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 1, Port Angeles, until Oct. 29.
The General Election is Nov. 5.
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