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Parents, children ‘Play and Learn’
First Step Family Support Center is offering free Play and Learn parenting classes starting today, Oct. 24, at the First Step offices, 325 E. Sixth St., in Port Angeles. The classes for family, friends and caregivers of children ages birth-5 are from 1-2:30 p.m. each Wednesday and from 9:30-11 a.m. each Thursday. For more information or to register, call Bryanne Stewart at 457-8355.

Fulbright Scholar speaks at P.C.
Dr. Sandep Kandhwal, Peninsula College’s first Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, discusses the educational system in India at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the college’s Little Theater. Kandhwal is a Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Zoology and the senior member of the faculty at Government College, Safidon, Jind. The program is free.

Women’s rights rally planned
There will be a “Put up a Fight for Women’s Rights” rally at noon Saturday, Oct. 27, at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street in Sequim, sponsored by Clallam MoveOn, Juan de Fuca Free Thinkers, IBEW 46, IBEW 997 and SEIU. For more information, call 683-1954.

OTA thrills with Halloween preview
Olympic Theatre Arts highlights Halloween with a discount preview at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, of the ghostly tale “The Woman in Black.” Tickets for the discount preview are $8 at the door only.
Regular performances will be Friday-Saturday, Nov. 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Tickets are $16, (OTA members and active military $14), available online at www.olympictheatrearts.org or at the box office, 683-7326.

Join NAMI walk for mental health
The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Washington holds its eighth annual public awareness and fundraising walk at Marina Park in Kirkland on Saturday morning, Oct. 27. Peninsula Behavioral Health and Jamestown Family Health Clinic are sponsoring the local NAMI of Clallam County’s first-ever walk team.
Check-in is at 8 a.m., with the 5K walk (and a shorter walk) at 9:30 a.m. To register to walk and/or donate, go to www.namiwalks.org/washington. The Clallam County team is Latitude 48.
Local inquiries may be made to 452-5244.

Deadline nears for art show
The entry deadline is approaching for the Museum & Arts Center’s Sequim Centennial-themed November art exhibit “Sequim Reflections.”
Artists of all ages may submit up to three entries, which must be received from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St. in Sequim.
Entry fees are $15 ($10 MAC members). For more information, visit artexhibits@macsequim.org or call 681-2257.

Bunco aids scholarships
Chapter IV P.E.O. hosts a bunco and silent auction fundraiser at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park St., Port Angeles. Desserts and beverages will be served and prizes awarded. A $10 donation is requested; all proceeds benefit women’s education scholarships. RSVP at 683-1244, 457-7081 or kkeenan@olypen.com or cbeguelin@q.mail.

Costume party benefits WAG
Welfare for Animals Guild hosts a fundraiser Halloween costume contest for pets and owners and a silent auction from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Hurricane Ridge Veterinary Hospital, 530 W. Fir St., Suite D, in Sequim.
Admission is free. There is a $5 charge to enter the costume contest; proceeds benefit WAG. Preregister any time in October at Hurricane Ridge Veterinary, 681-0117.

Banner reservations begin Nov. 1
The City of Sequim’s Public Works Department begins taking applications for the 2013 banner reservations on Thursday, Nov. 1. Reservations will be filled on a first-come first-served basis and must be hand-carried to 615 N. Fifth Ave. on Nov. 1 between 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. On Nov. 2 and after, they may be faxed to 360-681-0552, mailed to 152 W. Cedar St., Sequim, e-mailed to svanausdle@sequimwa.gov or hand-delivered.
The application form is available on the City’s website www.sequimwa.gov. Type “Banner” in the search box. Call 683-4908.

Think warm for Veterans Day
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 1, through Monday, Nov. 12, Drennan & Ford Funeral Home and Crematory, 260 Monroe Road, Port Angeles, is collecting new or gently used sweaters, warm clothing, blankets, rain gear, gloves and the like to be donated to the Clallam County “Voices for Veterans,” where they will be distributed to the county’s veterans. Drop off donations from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each of those days. For more information, call 457-1210 or visit www.drennanford.com.

Cookbook deadline is Dec. 31
The deadline for entries of recipes, family stories and photographs for the Sequim Centennial Cookbook has been extended to Dec. 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.

Centennial group preps calendar
The Sequim Centennial Committee is developing an 18-month calendar of events and seeks information about any local events planned between Nov. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2013.
Event planners may send submissions for the calendar, suggestions or questions to Sequim City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at kkuznek@sequimwa.gov or call 681-3428.
The centennial committee meets at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

Senior Nutrition Site 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. 25: Antipasto salad, chicken Parmesan, noodles, broccoli, bread sticks, citrus sections
Friday, Oct. 26: Crispy burrito, Spanish rice, refried beans, dessert
Monday, Oct. 29: Salad, chicken, pasta, vegetable, dessert
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Clam chowder, chicken Caesar salad, dinner roll
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Vampire juice (tomato bisque), Scare ribs, shredded grubs (rice pilaf), shoccoli (broccoli) wormy baked apples.
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