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  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 5:45pm
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Adult reading program

North Olympic Library System is holding a reading program for adults that continues through Monday, May 24, at all four branches. No registration is necessary.

Read at least five books and record them on a reading log sheet. Bring the completed log to the local library by May 24 and receive a bookmark with images of masterpieces. Post an original or favorite poem on the "Poet-Tree" to celebrate National Poetry Month in April.

Click on the "Cultivate the Art of Reading" link on the Web site or visit the Sequim Library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Audubon Society

Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim.

Nina Carter, member of the Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board, speaks about "Impressions of the Growth Management Act after One Year" or "What every birder should know about one of the state’s most powerful habitat protection laws."

Carter was the executive director and policy director for Audubon Washington for seven years.

Senior menu

Here are the Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus, served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation $3. Menus are subject to change. Call 683-8491.

Wednesday April 14 – Spinach salad, baked pork chop, stuffing, brussels sprouts, applesauce, mandarin oranges

Thursday April 15 – Cook’s choice

Friday April 16 – Broccoli salad, Hawaiian chicken, fried rice, stir-fried vegetables, pineapple upside down cake

Monday April 19 – Spinach salad, braised beef tips over noodles, green beans, pears

Tuesday April 20 – Green salad, Polish sausage with peppers and onions, Lyonnaise potatoes, mixed vegetables, cake.

Blood drive

Knights of Columbus Council 8455 spon-sors a blood drive with the Puget Sound Blood Center from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3:15-5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple St., Sequim.

Anyone in good health, age 18 or older, may donate.

Scheduling is on first-come, first-served basis. Call 582-0452.

Buy and sell online

Amelia Garripoli will discuss the basics of buying and selling online, using sites such as eBay and Amazon, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.

Topics include how to get registered to buy, searching for items on which to bid, tips on how to successfully bid and win items, how to register as a seller in order to auction or sell your own items, and precautions to take to avoid the risks of selling or purchasing online.

Coin club meets

Mount Olympus Coin Club meets 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles. United States and foreign coins and paper money will be discussed. Activities include free appraisals, a coin auction and a raffle. Call 452-3358.

Celebrate the Earth

Join the citywide events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday, April 17. There will be booths, demonstrations, nature walks, children’s activities focusing on water conservation, waste reduction, fuel and energy efficiency and gardening.

The main venue is the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., with other locations including the Water Reuse Park, June Robinson Memorial Park, Community Organic Gardens of Sequim, Olympic Theatre Arts, the Museum and Arts Center, Blue Whole Gallery and more.

Sequim Open Aire Market spring preview will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., Sequim. The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a booth at Bank of America Park, at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. The Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty will be on hand near the booth from noon-12:30 p.m.

See the insert in today’s Sequim Gazette for maps and details.

LWV Wild Olympic Campaign

League of Women Voters of Clallam County hosts a Wild Olympic Campaign presentation 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. Wild Olympic Campaign is a coalition of groups working to protect watersheds on the Olympic Peninsula.

Contact or 683-5199.

No studded tires after April 17

Washington State Patrol troopers will enforce a $124 fine for those who use studded tires after April 17. The deadline was extended from April 1 to April 17.

Washington State Department of Transportation encourages drivers, especially those heading into the higher elevations, to plan ahead and drive for conditions.

More information is at, by phone at 5-1-1, or TTY line 800-833-6388. Highway advisory radio alerts are at 530 AM and 1610 AM.

Play festival auditions

Community members can audition 5:30-

7 p.m. Friday, April 16, and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 17, for a role in one or more of the fifth annual Peninsula College’s Festival of Student-Directed One Act Plays in May.

Auditions will be held in the college’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Cold readings will be available but actors also are welcome to bring a prepared monologue. Roles are available for all ages, with all levels of experience.

The festival will be held May 21-23.

Speeders beware

Law enforcement personnel across Washington state participate in the "Slow Down or Pay Up Speed Enforcement Campaign" through Saturday May 1.

Participating agencies include Washington State Patrol, Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, Port Angeles Police Department and the

Sequim Police Department.

Help plan runoff options

Clallam County Stormwater Work Group holds its second meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Pirate Union Building at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

The work group discusses options for addressing the impacts of development on stormwater runoff. Call 417-2416.


The Buzz Rx is in the Olympic Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. It was reported at an incorrect location on Page A-7 of the April 7 edition of the Gazette.

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