Community news briefs

Vet to host WAG benefit
Hurricane Ridge Veterinary Hospital, 530-D Fir St., Sequim, will host a benefit for Welfare for Animals from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. There will be refreshments, a Halloween costume contest and silent auction.
All proceeds from the $5 costume contest entry fee will be donated to WAG. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dog Costume, Best Cat Costume, Best Dog/Owner Combo and Best In Show.
Preregister anytime during October at the clinic.

Genealogy program cancelled
“Genealogy Basics,” set for 6 p.m. today, Oct. 10, at the Sequim Library has been cancelled because of an emergency in the speaker’s family. The program will be rescheduled in early 2013. For information, go to, or contact Sequim branch manager Lauren Dahlgren at 683-1161 or

Sequim Avenue closed at Bell
South Sequim Avenue at East Bell Street will be closed for 20-30 minutes at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, to allow a concrete pour for new sidewalk ramps. Signs will direct traffic to detours around the area.

Free water seminar set
A free water seminar with Dr. Rick Marschall, followed by the film “Tapped,” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 18, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at 162 S. Barr Road, Port Angeles. RSVP to 457-1515.

Audubon reports dam impacts
Christopher Tonra, of the Migratory Bird Center of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, presents a program on American dippers and the impact of dams on salmon migration at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, in Sequim. The free event is sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society.

Get bargains on books at library
Friends of the Sequim Library holds its Second Saturday Book Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. All proceeds benefit library projects.

Ride for free on Oct. 13
To celebrate Communities in Motion Day and the 32nd anniversary of Clallam Transit System service, fixed-route bus and ADA paratransit service will be free on Oct. 13. Radio stations KONP and KFKB/KBDB will be awarding monthly bus passes to some lucky listeners. Call Clallam Transit at 452-1315.

PA Garden club to meet
The Port Angeles Garden Club holds a general meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St. Roxanne Grinstad presents “Holden Village Historic Iris,” followed by a sack lunch. Guests are welcome; call Bernice Cook, 457-8964.

Habitat hosts ‘Soiree by the Sea’
Habitat for Humanity hosts its fourth annual “Soiree by the Sea” fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1305 Marine Drive. Proceeds support Habitat’s mission of “building homes, building hope” for working families in need throughout Clallam County.
The event features local wines, hors d’oeuvres, music by Michael Rivers and a silent auction. Buy tickets, $20, at the door, at The Habitat Store, 728 E. Front St., or by calling 681-6780.

121st Harvest Dinner scheduled
The 121st annual Harvest Dinner — believed to be the oldest continuing social event in the Dungeness Valley — ­­will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., Sequim.
The Swiss steak dinner includes potatoes and gravy, a vegetable, coleslaw, rolls, beverages and dessert.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under, available at the door or in advance at the church office or Sound Community Bank, 541 N. Fifth Ave. For more information, call the church at 683-5367.

Dinner, dance boost band travel
Stardust Big Band and the Sequim High School Jazz Band headline a dinner-dance fundraiser sponsored by the Sequim High School Band Boosters at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N.
Sequim Ave.
Tickets, $15, are at the SHS office, Pacific Mist Books, both Hardy’s Markets, Law Offices of Curry Andrews and at the door. Funds support travel for the SHS band.

PEO sets luncheon
A South Pacific theme is the setting at the noon luncheon for all Philanthropic Educational Organization members and guests Saturday, Oct. 20, at the 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Blyn. Pre-luncheon activities begin at 11 a.m.
Guest speaker Shirley Cruthers shares her experiences working in Bali as a PEO award recipient.
Call Beverly Dawson at 582-0803 or visit
Harvey addresses speakers series
Mark Harvey, director of Information and Assistance to Jefferson and Clallam County and popular radio host and newspaper columnist, takes all questions about health issues, senior assistance and Medicare as part of his presentation to the Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Speaker Series and business meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the community hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 683-7044 for more information.

Lower your diabetes risks
Dr. Lesley Tinker of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center presents “Lowering Your Diabetes Risk” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Olympic Medical Center Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. The free program is co-sponsored by the Hutchinson Center, OMC and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Weigh in on school levy
Residents in the Sequim School District are invited to a community input meeting on the 2013 Schools Maintenance and Operations Levy at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Sequim High School library, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Phone the district office, 582-3260, with questions.

National Disability Awareness Month is October
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Clallam County Health and Human Services, Developmental Disabilities section, encourages all citizens to celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and recognize employers who include those workers in their businesses. For more information, contact Tim Bruce, Clallam County Developmental Disabilities planner, at 417-2428 or

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. 11: Marinated vegetable salad, Swiss steak, buttered noodles, carrots, fruit
Friday, Oct. 12: Tomato juice, pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, dessert
Monday, Oct. 15: Green salad, chili dog, dessert
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Spinach salad, meat lasagna, Italian vegetables, garlic bread, fruit
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Broccoli salad, roast pork, rice pilaf, butternut squash, apple crisp.
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