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Deaf Coffee House meets
The Sequim Deaf Coffee House meets to celebrate its fifth year from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Geneva Hall of the Sequim Community Church, 960 N. Fifth Ave. and Cape Hope Way.
E-mail questions or comments to sdch_2010@comcast.net or sdch2010@wavecable.com. The next meeting will be Nov. 10.

Wheelchair Roadeo gears up
In celebration of “Make a Difference Day,” the North Olympic Hot Wheelers and the Sequim Fire Department sponsor the annual Wheelchair Roadeo from 10 a.m.-noon (registration at 9:30 a.m.) Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Sequim Fire Station, 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
Admission is free and there will be refreshments, awards and door prizes.
An addition to a celebration of speed and skill, the races continue the dialogue about transportation barriers for people with disabilities in the Sequim area.
For more information, call Margaret Witt, 683-3091, or Fire Chief Steve Vogel, 683-4242.

Competition rewards young volunteers
Soroptimist International Club of Sequim announces its 2012-2013 Violet Richardson Award competition for outstanding volunteer efforts by young women residing in the Sequim School District.
Students (14-17 years at time of application) show a commitment to improving the life of others and involvement in family, school activities and service.
Applications are at www.sisequim.org, or call Linda Klinefelter at 460-5522.

County planning cancels
The Oct. 3 Clallam County Planning Commission meeting is cancelled; the commission reconvenes Oct. 17.  

Recipe deadline is Oct. 31
The deadline for entries of recipes, family stories and photographs for the Sequim Centennial Cookbook has been extended to Oct. 31. Coversheets and instructions are available at City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., or at www.sequimwa.gov.
Send entries to Barbara Hanna, Communications and Marketing Director, City of Sequim, 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim, WA 98382 or bhanna@sequimwa.gov. Call 681-3422 with questions.

Court of Appeals candidate sets Clallam dates
Tom Bjorgen, candidate for District 2 State Court of Appeals, makes appearances from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.; and from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the Carver Meeting Room of the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.
The appearances, campaign organizers say, is to meet the public.
The Court of Appeals rules on appeals cases from Clallam County, among others.
Bjorgen has practiced law in Washington for more than 30 years.
For more information, visit www.BjorgenforJudge.com.

Irrigation Fest group to meet
The Sequim Irrigation Festival Planning Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. (dinner, with 6 p.m. meeting) today, Oct. 3, at Mariner Cafe, 707 E. Washington St. Volunteers interested in planning for the 2013 festival are welcome. Call 461-6511.

Bring ‘Litter for a Critter’
Stop by the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, 2105 W. Highway 101 with two 20-pound bags of non-clumping cat litter and take home an adult cat; bring in six 20-pound bags for a kitten.
All adoptions include the animal’s spay or neuter, a rabies vaccine, a microchip and a complimentary vet check. Call 457-8206.

Apply for Sequim Planning Commission
The City of Sequim invites applications for a vacancy on its Planning Commission, which meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday each month and advises the city council on land use and zoning issues. Only residents within the city limits may apply.
Applications are at City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., or at www.sequimwa.gov.
Submit applications to the Sequim City Clerk’s office in City Hall.

USO party to benefit Sarge’s
The nonprofit North Olympic Regional Veterans Housing Network holds a fundraiser for Sarge’s Place, a Forks transitional housing project for veterans, from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Roundhouse, 110 Industrial Park, LaPush Road, Forks. Admission is by donation. Phone Cheri Fleck at 360-374-5252 to donate for the auction.

Coffee, stories served
Story People Storyteller Erran Sharpe is featured at First Friday Storynight at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St., Port Townsend. Call 360-531-2535 or visit www.brianrohr.com.

State needs tax volunteers
Several volunteer income tax assistance groups in Washington are seeking volunteers to provide tax assistance for those in their communities who need help the most: elders, people with disabilities, those who do not speak fluent English and those with limited incomes.
Information about becoming a volunteer is available on IRS.gov by typing the key words “tax volunteer” in the search box. Those interested must submit Form 14310, VITA/TCE Volunteer Sign Up, by e-mail through the IRS website.

Breakfast to benefit charities
The Sequim Elks and Footprinters host a charity benefit breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, Sequim. Cost is $8, with those under 5 free. The menu includes, waffles, biscuits/gravy, potatoes, eggs, bacon, fruit. Call 683-2763 for more information.

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, Oct. 4: Green salad, hot turkey sandwich with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetables, fruit cup
Friday, Oct. 5: Chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, refried beans, dessert
Monday, Oct. 8: Green salad, tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, dessert
Tuesday, Oct. 9: Fresh cantaloupe, barbecued chicken, baked beans, apple crisp
Wednesday, Oct. 10: Beet salad, corned beef sandwich, jojo potatoes, pears.

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