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PORT ANGELES — Traffic on Lincoln Street between Front and Second streets will be disrupted between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday while city workers drill a series of soil samples in the roadway.

Reduced-width traffic lanes on Lincoln Street will be open for through traffic, but there will be no parking on the portions of the street in the area of the inspection.

Michael Szatlocky, city civil engineer, said the drilling is part of an evaluation of the soil conditions around the concrete culvert through which Peabody Creek flows into Port Angeles Harbor.

The culvert is buried underneath Lincoln Street.

'ArtWORKS for Kids'

PORT ANGELES — “ArtWORKS for Kids” classes, sponsored by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, start at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., on Wednesday.

The first in this three-class series, open to all ages, dives into color — defining forms and blending it — from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The fee is $15, or $12 for members of the fine arts center.

Two more youth art sessions will come April 16 and May 14 to focus on light, shadow and learning to paint what is observed.

To sign up and find out more about ArtWORKS for Kids, visit or phone the center at 360-457-3532.

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center is offering a diabetes prevention program in the lower-level conference area, 939 Caroline St., from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays starting this Monday.

The program is facilitated by Vicki Everrett, RDN, CDE and trained diabetes lifestyle coach.

The program includes 16 one-hour sessions, education materials, six monthly follow-up session and coaching and peer support.

The cost is $160.

Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program seeks to reduce participants' chances of being diagnosed with diabetes by up to 58 percent.

To enroll, phone Andrea Bauer at 360-417-7125.

Rainbow for Girls membership events

SEQUIM — The Sequim Assembly No. 57 International Order of Rainbow for Girls is hosting a membership event at the Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave., on Saturday.

The members and adult advisory board are planning an afternoon of information, entertainment, food and fun to the theme “Princess Party.”

Wear a favorite party dress.

Girls ages 8 to 11, along with their parents, can learn about the new pledge program

Girls ages 11 to 17 and parents will explore the Rainbow Girls program.

For more information or to register, contact Mary Miller at 417-9236 or

The time of the event will be given upon registration.

For more information about the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, visit or

Fair association hosts community sale

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Fair Association is hosting the 12th annual community garage sale at the fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

More than 40 different sales will offer a wide variety of goods, including antiques, tools, household items, collectibles, furniture, books and glassware.

The association is offering an Early Bird VIP Shoppers pass for $10.

VIPs can start shopping at 8:15 a.m. Passes are available at the information booth the day of the sale, starting at 8 a.m.

The Fair Restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for breakfast and lunch.

In conjunction with the garage sale, the fair association will be having its own garage sale.

Item donations for the fair association sale can be dropped off at the fairgrounds between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays or by phoning the fair office and setting up a time.

Spaces are still available for anyone who wants to rent and sell.

For more information on donating items or renting a space, phone the fair office at 360-385-1013 or email

Christian women's luncheon

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Christian Women's Connection will host a “When Irish Eyes are Smilin'” buffet luncheon at the Port Angeles CrabHouse Restaurant, 221 N. Lincoln St.

The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The inclusive cost is $16 and is open to all women.

Elizabeth Mundell will perform, Reva Maulding will speak, and the fashions of Maurices clothing store will be shown.

For reservations, phone 360-452-4343 or 360-457-8261.

Trainees sought

PORT TOWNSEND — The WSU Extension Master Gardeners are looking to train new Master Gardeners to be community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship.

The program is open to anyone with an interest in gardening and a “willingness to use their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community,” organizers said.

Classes will take place Wednesdays, March 19 through May 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the WSU Extension Office, 380 Jefferson St.

Trainees will use an online course provided by WSU. Classroom time, field trips and group activities will supplement the online training.

The cost for the course is $250, of which $70 goes directly to WSU for the online training course.

A new option available this year is to have $50 refunded back to the student once the required 100 volunteer hours have been completed.

To sign up, visit or email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at

Gadget Labs scheduled

SEQUIM — One-on-one 15-minute Gadget Labs will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.

Free appointments with a technology expert will help users learn how to download library materials to e-books, tablets and other devices.

Pre-registration is required.

Come with a personal device in hand.

To register, phone 360-683-1161 or email

Roller derby bout

SEQUIM — Port Scandalous Roller Derby presents its first bout of its fourth season at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., on Saturday, March 22.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the bout begins at 6:30 p.m.

Port Scandalous' home team will be taking on a combined team from the Seattle/Tacoma area.

A beer garden will be available for the 21-and-older crowd.

Port Scandalous apparel will be on sale.

The Boys & Girls Club's Keystone Club will be operating a concession stand to support the teens' fundraising efforts.

Pre-sale tickets are $10, $12 at the door.

Tickets are available in Port Angeles at Drake's U-Bake Pizza & Subs, 819 S. Lincoln St.; at the Sequim Gazette office, 147 W. Washington St., Sequim; or online at

For more information, visit or email

Joyce auxiliary meeting

JOYCE — The Joyce Fire Auxiliary met recently and was called to order by President Jan McGee.

In attendance were Secretary Barbara Cash, Treasurer Julie Christie and members Joyce York, Shirley Jean Coker and new member Karen Kitchens.

Elections of officers were held, and current officers remained the same.

The Joyce Fire Department presented the group with a “wish list” of needed emergency items, and the purchase of emergency road lights and other equipment was discussed.

A bake sale will take place at the Joyce General Store on Saturday, April 5.

A second sale will be at Swain's General Store in Port Angeles on Saturday, June 7.

One need not be an auxiliary member to donate baked goods for the sales.

For more information, phone Cash at 360-928-9005, Donna Buck at 360-928-2177 or Coker at 360-452-6357.

The next meeting of the Joyce Fire Auxiliary will be at the Joyce Fire Hall, state Highway 112, at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22.

All are welcome.

Victorian festival

PORT TOWNSEND — The 18th annual Victorian Heritage Festival is slated for downtown from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22.

Community members of all ages are welcome to the historical event.

The festival features mounted cavalry drills, demonstrations, lectures on fort history and fashion, steamboat rides and Victorian high teas.

On Sunday, March 23, tours of historical buildings usually closed to the public will be open.

Admission is $15; children 18 and younger are admitted free.

For schedules, tickets and more information, visit

New play festival

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College is hosting the “Find Your Voice New Play Festival” and is looking for talented playwright submissions.

The competition is open to students and nonstudents in the community.

The deadline for submitting a script is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 26.

Winning plays will be presented June 6-7 in the college's Little Theater.

The distinguishing feature of this playwriting festival is that each submission must include, in some shape or form, three distinct items either in the title, the stage directions or the dialogue.

This year, the items are space, green and sloth.

A play must be no more than 10 minutes long. Submissions must include character names, lines of dialogue, stage directions and page numbers. Any genre is accepted, from comedy to drama.

Playwright contact information must be included (name, address, phone and email), but not on the script itself.

Plays should be submitted to Lara Starcevich at

A hard copy also can be sent to Starcevich at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362.

For more information, email or phone Starcevich at 360-417-6478.

Lifestyle classes for seniors

PORT ANGELES — Courses targeted at seniors, “Introduction to Wholehearted Living,” will be held at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Monday and Mondays, March 17, 24 and 31.

The cost is “pay what you will.”

Each course will cover what it means to live a wholehearted life and teach tools that help create a “personal path to a life of joy, meaning and passion.”

The class blends the arts with science, wilderness and wisdom.

For more information, phone Kristin Halberg at 425-343-2374, email or visit

Free movie series

PORT HADLOCK — “Symphony of the Soil” will screen at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The film is part of the Fresh & Free Moveable Feast Film Series, a collaboration between the Port Townsend Food Co-op, Local 20/20 and Citizens for Local Food.

Donations are accepted.

For more information, email or visit

Photography class at LARC

SEQUIM — The LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., is offering a photography class from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“Taking Better Photographs for Point and Shoot” aims to teach participants how to use the menu items and techniques to take better pictures.

The cost is $25.

For more information, phone Melissa Mann at 360-775-9816 or email

Concert for elders

PORT TOWNSEND — A concert for elders and friends will be held at the Seaport Landing retirement community, 1201 Hancock St., from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Arts to Elders, in conjunction with the Northwind Arts Center and sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission, presents Nostalgia, a five-piece instrumental group playing the music of the 1940s and '50s.

The event is open to the public at no charge.

For more information, phone Harvey Putterman, director for Arts to Elders, at 360-379-2620.

Yoga classes set

PORT ANGELES — A continuing education class for massage therapists, “Simple Interactive Yoga Techniques for Self Care,” is offered at First Presbyterian Church, 139 W. Eighth St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Licensed massage practitioner and yoga instructor Sheryl Wolover of the Olympic Peninsula Massage Group will teach.

Attendees will learn the benefits of structural movement such as forward bending, twists, seated positions and breath work to re-educate “muscle guarding” within their own practice.

No mats are needed.

Wear normal massage work clothes.

The workshop may qualify as 1.5 continuing education credits.

Park in the lot in the back of the church.

A $5 donation covers costs.

For information about the class, phone Wolover at 360-565-6554 or email

Author, hiker talk

PORT ANGELES — Guidebook author Craig Romano will speak at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road, as part of the Perspectives Speakers Series.

His talk, “A Walk in the Wilderness — Good for Body and Mind,” is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission is free.

Romano has hiked more than 16,000 miles throughout Washington and has explored most of the trails on the Olympic Peninsula.

He will share stories of his adventures in the wilderness areas of Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest.

The Perspectives Winter Speaker Series takes place the second Tuesday of each month, November through April.

For more information, visit

Basic beer brewing

SEQUIM — Joseph Shideler of Angeles Brewing Supply will introduce a basic beer-brewing method and share advanced techniques at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

“Food for Thought: What's New with Home Brew” starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission is free.

The class is designed to give participants the confidence to produce beer at home.

For more information, visit

Art fundraiser

PORT LUDLOW — The Port Ludlow Artists' League Gallery, 9500-B Oak Bay Road, will host a “Second Wednesday” reception and raffle fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The Port Ludlow Artists' League has raised money over the past eight years for scholarships for graduating Chimacum High School students going on to study the “creative arts.”

This year, it is raising the scholarship money through a monthly raffle.

This month's raffle artwork is a print of a watercolor by Patti Settle donated by Gary Settle.

Tickets for the raffle are on sale now until the Second Wednesday Artists Reception this Wednesday.

Gallery hours are from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Winners need not be present to win.

For more information, visit

Caregivers forum

SEQUIM — Registered nurse Debby Smith will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum, “Self-Care While Caregiving,” at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 N. Blake Ave.

The program starts at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Smith: “By not addressing the challenges involved in caring for a loved one, many caregivers become burned out and suffer physical and emotional symptoms. It is vital that the caregiver's needs are acknowledged and met.”

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic.

The clinic provides basic urgent care and chronic health care services to uninsured community members.

The basic urgent care clinic is open to patients Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 5 p.m.

Individuals interested in supporting the clinic can phone 360-582-0218.

Poet to read works

PORT ANGELES — Poet Kathleen Flenniken will read from her collected works at Peninsula College's Foothills Writers Series in the Maier Performance Hall.

The reading starts at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday.

Flenniken began her career as a civil engineer and didn't begin writing poetry until she was in her 30s. She is now the author of two collections of poetry.

She is a former Washington state poet laureate.

For information, visit or

Nature writing contest winners

SEQUIM — Students from Chimacum, Port Angeles and Sequim high schools recently received awards for the Nature Writing Contest presented by the Dungeness River Audubon Center.

Zoe Wright, a junior at Chimacum High, received first place for her essay “Her Balance.”

As winner of the grand prize, she and a companion will enjoy a three-day nature cruise in the San Juan Islands.

Jonathan Parent, a senior at Chimacum High, was awarded second place and two tickets to the Protection Island Wildlife Cruise during Olympic BirdFest for his essay “Mats Mats” about Mats Mats Bay.

Waverly Shreffler, a sophomore at Sequim High, received third place and a river center gift certificate of $40 for her poem “A Seed,” set in the Arctic.

Danielle Dye, a freshman at Port Angeles High, was awarded honorable mention for her essay “The Creek” and received a $20 river center gift certificate.

Powell Jones, executive director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, presented awards to the four finalists during the monthly meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society.

For the contest, students in grades 9-12 from the North Olympic Peninsula were invited to write a poem or essay or recount a personal experience that connected them to the natural world.

Clallam 4-H teens attend conference

PORT ANGELES — Four local Clallam County 4-H teens recently attended the Washington State University 4-H Know Your Government Conference in Olympia.

Emily Dybedal, Astrid Schick, Grant Shogren and Holly Spencer participated in hands-on learning about the state legislative process with other teens from across the state.

Chain gang busy

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff's Office Chain Gang removed 1,320 pounds of refuse during the week of Feb. 10-14 and 940 pounds of refuse from 5.6 miles of county roadways between Feb. 17-21.

A total of 1,320 pounds of trash was removed from two illegal dump sites on Camp Hayden Road and one site each on Hooker, Olympic Hot Springs, Little River and North Lee's Creek roads.

This included recycling approximately 307 pounds of aluminum cans.

In addition, about 3,630 scotch broom plants at the Forks County Shop were pulled, adding to the 2014 annual removal total of 14,170 plants.

Crews cleared trees from storm damage from Mary Clark, Bear Creek and South Shore roads.

A total of 40 pounds of aluminum were cleared.

Another 500 pounds were removed from an illegal dump site on Kallman Road.

An old boat trailer is still there.

Hawaii scholar

HONOLULU — Taylor Morris, a 2011 Forks High School graduate, has been named to the fall 2013 dean's list at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Morris majors in journalism in the College of Social Sciences.

The dean's list recognizes students who have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 for 12 or more credits of academic coursework.

Rotary Club honors pupils for excellence

PORT ANGELES — Steven Middle School students Laura Renkin, Emily Metzler, Shannon Cosgrove, Sadie Decker and Brandon Bunch recently were honored by the Port Angeles Nor'wester Rotary Club for excellence in academics, sports and music.

Each student was given the opportunity to stand before Rotary members and talk about hobbies, favorite classes and future aspirations.

Each student carries a 4.0 grade-point average.

Realtors clean up

PORT TOWNSEND — Realtors from RE/MAX First recently helped clean up roadways as part of the Jefferson County Association of Realtors.

They picked up trash along state Highway 19 between the Port Ludlow turnoff and state Highway 104, including the parking lot of the East Jefferson Visitor Information Center.

Chris Cray of the Spruce Goose Restaurant, located at Jefferson County International Airport, provided breakfast.

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