With reconstruction, paving and storm damage repairs progressing on Hurricane Ridge Road, the early fall construction schedule has been finalized.
The road is closed to all traffic Monday through Thursday from Sept. 15-Oct. 17; the road remains open Friday through Sunday during the same period.
Bicycles are not permitted on Hurricane Ridge Road during the construction project.
The Switchback Trail parking area, along with other parking areas along the road, will be closed whenever paving is under way. Visitors should check at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center for current conditions.
For information on visiting Olympic National Park, see the park's Web site at www.nps.gov/olym/ or call the Olympic National Park Road and Weather Hotline at 565-3131.
Geology course offered at PTMSC
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center offers a new geology class beginning at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Natural History Exhibit classroom of the Marine Science Center at Fort Worden State Park. This is a set of video lectures, projected on screen, from a course by The Teaching Company entitled "How The Earth Works" featuring Michael E. Wysession, Ph.D., professor of geophysics at Washington University, St. Louis. Following each 30-minute lecture there will be a discussion led by a professional geologist who will tie in the lectures with local geology. In addition, there will be field trips. The first one will be Saturday, Sept. 13, at Anderson Lake State Park and occasional potlucks, with the first one Nov. 11.
Everyone is welcome and the course is free. The program continues Sept. 23 and Sept. 30, then the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays of each month excluding Dec. 23 and Dec. 30. For more information, call or e-mail Jim Oakland at 360-379-6561 or jhoakland@ olympus.net.
'Sequim Library Presents' begins
The Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System will offer "Sequim Library Presents," a series of informational and enrichment programs for adults on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and concluding on Tuesday, Dec, 16. The first program, "Do you really know where your food comes from?" will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16. Three local experts will discuss the growing movement to produce, buy and eat locally grown food.
Upcoming Sequim Library Presents programs will focus on Clallam County place names. The Sequim Branch Library is at 630 N. Sequim Ave. All programs are free and open to the public but seating is limited, so early arrival is advised.
For more information about the library or
Sequim Library Presents, contact branch manager Keitha Owen at email@example.com, call the Sequim branch at 683-1161 or go to www.nols.org and click on "Sequim."
Sequim Irrigation Festival
opens button design contest
Submissions are being accepted for the 2009
Sequim Irrigation Festival button design. The button design contest entries will be accepted from artists in first through fifth grades who live in the Sequim School District. The winning design will be used on the festival buttons that will be sold by area fifth-graders in late March 2009.
The concept for the 2009 festival is "Sequim - A Magical Place."
Full rules, prizes and concept information are available at www.IrrigationFestival.com, Making of the Festival: Design Contest. Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 17. Submit to Irrigation Festival Logo Contest, P.O. Box 3201, Sequim, WA 98382. Call 477-3750.
Defensive driving course offered
The AAA Driver Improvement Program will offer a one-day refresher course on defensive driving skills on Friday, Sept. 19. The class will be from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., with one hour for lunch and will be at the Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. Cost is $16. Preregistration is advised. For enrollment information, call 800-462-3728.
Serenity House seeks
requests for proposals
Serenity House of Clallam County is seeking requests for proposals from agencies or organizations interested in providing re-entry coordination planning and case management services to adult offenders who being released from prison or are in DOSA programs. Proposals are due to Serenity House by Oct. 1. The information packet can be obtained from Serenity House by calling 452-7224 and asking for the Re-entry RFP.
OlyCAP hosts gleaning
Olympic Community Action Program's Good for the Gettin' Gleaning Project will host orientations for volunteers interested in helping glean or harvest fresh produce this season. There will be a meeting from 7-8 p.m. tonight, Sept.10, at the Sequim Public Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., and a meeting from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Port Angeles OlyCAP office, 228 W. First St., Suite J, in the Armory Square Mall downtown. The project organizes groups of volunteers and connects them with fruit tree or garden owners. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce and the rest will be donated to an area food bank or meal program. To learn more, attend an orientation or contact Marissa at 452-4726 ext. 6266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tall ship sails into Sequim
The brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Sequim and Port Angeles this week bringing tall ship experiences with them.
The Hawaiian Chieftain arrives at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road, at about 3 p.m. Sept. 11. It will be open for dockside tours from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 11-12 and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 13-14. A $3 per-person donation is requested.
The Chieftain also will offer three-hour adventure sails, which feature demonstrations of tall ship handling and maritime lore from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 13-14. It leaves for Port Angeles on Sept. 15.
The Lady Washington will meet the Chieftain Sept. 19 in Port Angeles for a Sept. 20 battle sail, which features booming cannons and close-quarters maneuvers from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Adventure sail tickets are $55 for adults, $45 for students, seniors and active military and $35 for children under 12. Tickets for the battle sail are $60 for adults, $50 for seniors, students and active military and $40 for children under 12.
Call 800-200-5239 or visit www.historicalseaport.org for reservations.
The Sequim Gazette is located at 147 W. Washington Street in Sequim.
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone 360-683-3311, or toll free at 800-829-5810. FAX 360-683-6670.
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