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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, Sept. 13: Pea salad, baked ham, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, cornbread, fruited gelatin
Friday, Sept. 14: Salad, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert
Monday, Sept. 17: Salad, soup, sandwich, dessert
Tuesday, Sept. 18: Pea salad, pot roast, carrots and asparagus, rice, blueberry pie
Wednesday, Sept. 19: Tossed salad, minestrone soup, pizza, mixed berries.

‘Social Security 101’ offered today
Clallam County sponsors a free presentation by Kirk Larson, Western Washington Public Affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, at 9 a.m. today, Sept. 12, in Room 150, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
“Social Security 101” includes retirement benefits and eligibility requirements, how early retirement affects benefits, survivor benefits, Medicare, disability, spousal benefits, online services and getting the most from benefits. No registration is needed.

Caregivers support to meet
Individuals caring for, concerned about or coping with a loved one with memory loss are invited to meet with the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave. The purpose is to meet others facing similar challenges and issues, exchange ideas and explore solutions. Call Harlan Knudson at 681-5248.

‘Solutions’ offered
The Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic offers free “Healthy Solutions” presentations in Sequim: “Pre-diabetes: Actions to prevent diabetes,” is at noon, Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Sequim Transit Center, 152 W. Cedar St.; “Understanding & Living with Chronic Pain” is at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 923 N. Sequim Ave. Visit sequimfreeclinic.org.

Clinic walk set for Saturday
The Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic Fun Walk & Wellness Fair is Saturday, Sept. 15, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. See sequimfreeclinic.org for more details.

Yacht club races for Hospice
The Sequim Bay Yacht Club hosts its annual charity fundraiser, “Race for Hospice,” from noon-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road. All funds raised go to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. The public is invited to watch from the marina’s observation point.
See www.Sequimbay
yachtclub.org.

Guild thrift shop open Saturday
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guilds Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Fall items, clothing, jewelry and home accessories are featured, and white-tag items are marked half-price. Volunteers always are needed to work in the shop. Call 683-7044 for information.

OTA auditions for ‘Woman in Black’
Olympic Theatre Arts holds auditions for the fall production of “The Woman in Black” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, and Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the theater, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. Needed are two men, aged 25-55.
Call the theater, 683-7326, for more information.

Free ‘Musicale’ performance set
The Monday Musicale invites the public to a free program by the Time Drifters at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Queen of Angels, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles. Call 681-7135 with questions.

Audubon puts on a potluck
The public is invited to the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society’s annual September potluck dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. Members share their favorite bird photography. Bring a potluck dish and your own utensils.

‘Parkinson’s’ dance meets
Dance with Parkinson’s meets next at a new time, from 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., Port Angeles. Instructors Corrie Befort and Deborah Magallanes lead movement to music. Although the class is designed for anyone with a neurological condition, non-affected people enjoy it as well and everyone is welcome.
Suggested donation is $10, spouses or caregivers free. The next meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 18. For more information, e-mail djones@olypen.com.

4C to host county candidates
Concerned Citizens of Clallam County will hear from Clallam County Commissioner candidates Maggie Roth, Republican, and Mike Chapman, no party preference, at the September meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim. A question-and-answer period is included and the public is invited. Send questions to fourc.infor@yahoo.com by Sept. 19.

Sequim Senior Activity Center hosts open house
The nonprofit Sequim Senior Activity Center marks National Senior Center Month with a free open house from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 921 E. Hammond St.
The event includes refreshments, door prizes, tours of the building and activities such as computer education, Wii bowling, pingpong and table games. At 2:30 p.m. staff present a slide program about the center and plans for a new building.
Senior resources and free information on health issues such as Medicare, diabetes and foot care also will be available.
Call 683-6806.

P.A. Garden Club hosts meeting
The Port Angeles Garden Club General Meeting, followed by a sack lunch, begins at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles. Shirley Cruthers presents “Tropical Flowers.”  
Guests and potential members are welcome; call Bernice cook, 457-8964 for more information.

Shelter Providers to meet
Shelter Providers Network meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles. The event is open to anyone interested in ending homelessness locally.

Harvest Dinner set
Friends of the Fields hosts its annual 100-mile Harvest Dinner from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Sunland Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive.  For information or tickets, see www.NorthOlympicLandTrust.org or phone 417-1815.   
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