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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. 27: Hot turkey sandwich, whipped potatoes/gravy, vegetables, fruit cup
Friday, Sept. 28: Salad, Turkey a la king over biscuits, dessert
Monday, Oct. 1: Soup, salad, baked potato, dessert
Tuesday, Oct. 2: Coleslaw, barbecued pork sandwich, baked beans, peach cobbler.
Wednesday, Oct. 3: Three-bean salad, baked fish, baked potato, glazed carrots.

Sequim seminar aids ‘New in Town’
A “New in Town” seminar for newcomers to the Sequim area meets from 4:30-6 p.m. today, Sept. 26, at the Visitor Information Center, 1192 E. Washington St. Sponsored by Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce and Cathy Mich, M.S., of “Terrific-Transitions.”

Forest road closed
Forest Service Road 2830 from milepost 0.00 to 0.68 (Gold Creek Road), in the Hood Canal Ranger District of Olympic National Forest, is closed for trail conversion. Call 360-956-2353.

Friends of SARC set meeting
Friends of SARC meets at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center, 610 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. All are welcome.

Gardiner cemetery commission meets
The Gardiner Community Cemetery Commissioners meet with people from the Discovery Bay Cemetery area on at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road.

Water seminar offered Thursday
A free water information seminar and screening of “World Water Wars” begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at The Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles. To reserve space, call 457-1515.

Ceremony honors veterans
At 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, veterans groups honor local veterans who have died within the past month with a ceremony at Veterans Park, 271 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. The public is invited to join this monthly remembrance.

Genealogy open house offers help
The Clallam County Genealogical Society invites anyone interested in working on their family tree to an open house at its research library, from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at 931 W. Ninth St. For more information call the library at 417-5000 or e-mail  ccgs@olypen.com.

ONP waives fees for ‘Public Lands’
Olympic National Park, along with other National Park Service areas and federal land agencies, will waive entrance fees for all visitors Saturday, Sept. 29, Public Lands Day. Other park fees remain in effect.

Coast clean-up scheduled
Olympic National Park, Olympic Coast, National Marine Sanctuary and CoastSavers host a coastal clean-up event between Cape Alava and Sand Point on Saturday, Sept. 29. Volunteers must register online at the www.coastsavers.org. For more information about the clean-up, call the park’s Volunteer Office at 360-565-3141.

Writers series hosts Lindamood
North Coast Writers series features George Lindamood at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 Railroad Ave., Port Angeles. The event is free; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lindamood is a computer scientist, teacher, writer and musician.

Orca exhibit opens
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center opens a new exhibit, “Learning from Orcas — The Story of Hope,” at noon Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Natural History Exhibit in Fort Worden State Park. Admission is free Saturday-Sunday of that weekend; the exhibit is open from noon to 4 p.m. Visit www.ptmsc.org.

Grange holds pancake breakfast
The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, hosts a pancake breakfast, with ham and eggs, from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. $5 adults, $3 for ages 10 and younger.
Swim free at pool’s celebration
The William Shore Memorial Pool District holds a grand-reopening and 50th anniversary celebration at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at 225 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles. Free swimming offered until 4 p.m. RSVP to Tammy Sullenger, 417-2383.

Oktoberfest feast planned
Tickets are on sale now for the Oktoberfest to be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St. The festival includes a Bavarian feast, a party with entertainment and a pie raffle. Purchase tickets, $12 ($10 members) by today, Sept. 26. Call 683-6806.

Babies 101 classes offered
United Way of Clallam County’s Great Beginnings, Early Learning Initiative and Parenting Matters Foundation/First Teacher present a nine-part parenting series, “The Incredible Years — Baby Version,” beginning 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Open to anyone with children from 0-2. Call 681-2250 or e-mail info@firstteacher.org.

Train as Red Cross volunteer
The American Red Cross chapter offers free training for volunteers interested in assisting with disaster events locally or statewide from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Red Cross office, 151 Ruth’s Place in Carlsborg. Call 457-7933.
 
Tour farms of Clallam County
Clallam County’s 16th annual Farm Tour is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Six farms are on this year’s tour, sponsored by WSU Clallam County Extension and the North Olympic Land Trust. Admission is $10 per vehicle, good for all farms on the tour. See clallam.wsu.edu.

Auction helps cancer patients
Kathleen Sutton Inspirational Fund holds its annual auction from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion in Port Gamble.
The fund helps cover transportation costs on the peninsula and in Seattle for women from Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties who must travel for treatment for cancer.
Tickets are $10  and include beverage, hors d’oeuvres and dessert.
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