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COUPEVILLE — Field carrier landing practice for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are scheduled Monday through Friday.

From Monday through Thursday, training is scheduled late at night.

On Tuesday, training is scheduled to begin in the afternoon and continue late into the night.

Practice is also set to begin late in the morning Friday and conclude early that afternoon.

The training tempo is driven by the Fleet Replacement Squadron student training curriculum and pre-deployment carrier EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler squadron flight qualifications.

It can also fluctuate due to weather, maintenance and operational requirements.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island's comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email at

All other questions can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at 360-257-2286.

Alzheimer's group meets this Monday

CHIMACUM — The Alzheimer's Association will hold a caregiver support group at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 10:25 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. Monday.

The event is free.

Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss.

Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services and research and treatment options.

A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the second Monday of each month.

For more information, phone facilitator Mary Jane Knecht at 360-643-3337 or visit

Auditions slated

SEQUIM — Readers Theatre Plus will hold auditions for its next play, “A Nice Family Gathering,” at the old Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The play is a comedy by Phil Olson and will be directed by Pat Owens.

There will be seven rehearsals: Monday, Aug. 18 (read-through only), with the rest in early October.

Play dates are Oct. 17-19 and 24-26. The Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m., and the two Sunday shows are at 2:30 p.m.

“A Nice Family Gathering” is a story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her. Centered around the Thanksgiving holiday dinner, the family gathers, including the ghost of the father.

The eight-cast member production includes the father, three adult children (two older brothers and a sister), their mother, a neighbor, the wife of one of the sons and a gentleman caller.

Senior meals start Tuesday at PA center

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Senior Nutrition Site dinners will be served at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

A suggested donation is $5 for those who are 60 or older.

People younger than 60 can attend for $8.

Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance to 360-457-8921.

Menus are subject to change.

■ Tuesday: Sliced tomatoes, Salisbury steak, mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, spinach and fruited gelatin.

■ Wednesday: Tomato juice, spring greens, clam chowder, chicken strips, orange slices and rice pudding.

■ Thursday: Spinach salad, braised beef tips over noodles, green beans and peaches and cream.

■ Friday: Cranberry salad, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cut corn and pumpkin cake.

Summertime jazz

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble will perform a summer concert in the Maier Concert Hall on campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission is free.

Jazz standards and compositions by Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Mongo Santamaria, Elmo Hope, Oliver Nelson, Johnny Griffin and Oregon will be performed.

Robbin Eaves is on vocals with this 12-piece jazz band.

For more information, contact David P. Jones at 360-417-6405 or

Choral Belles sing

PORT TOWNSEND — Arts to Elders will present a free concert with the Choral Belles at Seaport Landing, 1201 Hancock St., from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The 25-member group sings a variety of songs from the 1920s onward.

Directed by Marylou Montgomery, the group is accompanied by Jolen Visser.

The concert is in conjunction with the Northwind Arts Center and sponsored by Port Townsend Arts Commission.

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

Drumming begins

SEQUIM — Village Heartbeat, 353 Chickadee Road, will begin a new series of whole-person drumming starting Tuesday.

The class will meet each Tuesday and Wednesday for eight weeks, ending Sept. 30.

Tuesday classes will meet at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., with Wednesday classes meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, phone Zorina Wolf at 650-743-6252 or visit

Children's carnival

FORKS — A carnival will be held at Sunshine & Rainbows Child Care Center, 945 S. Forks Ave., from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Admission is free.

The event is open to the public.

There will be games, prizes, food and beverages.

Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, phone 360-374-9340.

Dog park photos

PORT ANGELES — People with a dog photo seeking inclusion on the Wall of Fame of the Port Angeles Dog Park have until Wednesday to submit it.

New or old 4-inch-by-6-inch photos should be submitted to the Parks and Recreation Department, located in the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., during normal working hours.

The other option is delivery to the Port Angeles Dog Park Organization, booth No. 49, at the fairgrounds for inclusion on the Wall of Fame for the annual Clallam County Fair, scheduled Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 17.

The Wall of Fame is sponsored by the Port Angeles Dog Park Committee.

Sewing group meets this Wednesday

SEQUIM — Creative Threads Sewing Group will meet at Karen's Quilt Shop, 609 W. Washington St., on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Toni Flaherty-Tobin will lead a program on making necktie purses.

The group is accepting new members.

For more information, phone Marilyn Williams at 360-681-2725.

Year-round lettuce topic of PA lecture

PORT ANGELES — Veteran Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt will teach gardeners how they can have fresh lettuce from their gardens year-round at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., at noon Thursday.

Nesbitt will describe different types of lettuce, what varieties grow in sun and heat, what varieties prefer cool and shade, and what varieties are frost-tolerant and harvestable through the winter.

She will discuss lettuce seed germination and growing conditions to help gardeners correlate planting times with harvest times.

Nesbitt, who earned a doctorate in genetics from the University of Washington, retired from teaching biology at the University of California, San Diego.

She directed the Clallam County Master Gardener program from 2009 to 2012.

Presentations are free; however, donations to help defray the cost of copying and handouts are welcome.

For more information, phone 360-417-2279.

'Harvey' auditions

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will hold auditions for “Harvey” in the Gathering Hall of the center, 414 N. Sequim Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and at 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Harvey” is a comedy that centers around an affable man who has an imaginary companion: a 6-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey.

The play calls for five women and six men ranging in age from 15 to 65.

According to director Olivia Shea, auditions are open to anyone.

She has asked that those who would like to be part of the production team also come to the auditions.

“Harvey” is the second main stage production of OTA's 2014-15 season and will open Nov. 7. The comedy will be performed during three weekends and close Nov. 23.

Scripts for “Harvey” auditions are available at the center's office. A copy of the play also will be on reserve at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, phone Shea at 360-683-8150 or the OTA office at 360-683-7326.

Kiwanis car show slated this Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND — The 25th annual Kiwanis Classic Car Show will take place at Memorial Field, 550 Washington St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is $5 for visitors and $15 for cars.

The event also marks the 65th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Port Townsend.

Trophies, dash plaques and goodie bags will be given out. There also will be live music and food.

Proceeds from the show go to help fund Kiwanis youth scholarship and community service programs.

For more information, contact David Crozier at 360-531-0557 or, or visit

Mac users group

CHIMACUM — PTSLUG, a Macintosh computer users group, will meet at the Tri-Area Community Center, 101 West Valley Road, on Thursday.

A basic Mac “how to” begins at 6:30 p.m., with the regular meeting to follow 7 p.m.

The public is welcome.

For more information and newsletters, visit

Talk on Russia

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

The event is free. New members are welcome.

The topic for this meeting is “Russia's Latest Land Grab.”

The March-April 2014 edition of Foreign Affairs, a bimonthly journal published by Council on Foreign Relations, says: “Russia's annexation of Crimea is Moscow's latest attempt to maintain influence in a post-Soviet state by creating a so-called frozen conflict, in which a splinter territory remains under Russian protection and beyond the control of the central government.

“However, history suggests Russia's move will backfire and push the rest of Ukraine west.”

Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions 2014 Briefing Book and Foreign Affairs.

For more information, phone John Pollock at 360-683-9622, email or visit

Reduce cravings

PORT ANGELES — The Natural Healing Clinic, 162 S. Barr Road, is offering a free Emotional Freedom Technique class from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Sometimes referred to as EFT, the class will address cravings for substances or activities: foods including sugar, chocolate, salty chips and bread; cigarettes; alcohol; watching too much TV, etc.

The instructor will teach techniques to change habits and eliminate cravings.

For more information or to reserve a seat, phone Rose Marschall at 360-457-1515.

Summertime Singers set to perform

PORT TOWNSEND — The Summertime Singers, directed by Colleen Johnson, will present a second concert of two requiems, one by Gabriel Fauré and one by John Rutter.

The concert will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

Soloists for this performance include Shannan Kirchner-Holmes, Katherine Ottaway, Linda Bach, Brian Goldstein and Jonathan Stafford.

Helen Lauritzen will accompany on the piano.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

There is a suggested $10 donation at the door.

Seating space is limited; it is recommended attendees arrive early.

Caregiver classes

SEQUIM — “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a class to help those who care for a loved one also take care of themselves, will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. starting Tuesday, Aug. 26.

The class will meet weekly on six Tuesdays, ending Sept. 30.

The textbook costs $25.

Topics include how the caregiver can reduce personal stress, solve problems, communicate effectively with other family members and make tough decisions.

The class does not focus on hands-on care for the care receiver.

Information and class registration, due Aug. 19, are available by phoning class leaders Judy Croonquist at 360-582-1370 or Barbara Parse at 360-683-2113.

More than 1,700 “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” class leaders in 32 states have been trained based on a chronic disease self-management program developed at Stanford University, according to a news release.

Flea market set

SEQUIM — Olympic View Church of God is seeking vendors for the third annual Outdoor Flea Market, set Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will be at the church parking lot, located at the corner of Brown Road and East Fir Street .

Space rental is $20 for a 12-foot-by-12-foot section.

Vendors are responsible for their own set-up, take-down, tables and tents.

The church will handle advertising for the event.

The ladies of the church will host a bake sale that day.

The space rental fees and bake sale receipts will provide funds for the Women's Ministry program and support mission projects.

For more information or to reserve a space, phone 360-477-0516.

61-mile yard sale

JOYCE — The Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway Association is sponsoring the seventh annual Great Strait Sale, a 61-mile yard sale on state Highway 112, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

The deadline for participants to be included in the flier and map is Monday, Aug. 25.

The cost of listing a sale or fundraiser or putting an ad in the flier is $10.

The flier will direct people to the sale locations along the route.

Sande Balch, event chair, encourages people to participate by having private or neighborhood yard sales or by bringing sales to the community sites at the Joyce Depot Museum parking lot or the Clallam Bay Visitor Center (next to the Clallam County Park).

All information will be on the website by early September at

The printed flier will be available at CoCo's Market (formerly Wagner's on Highway 101 east of the junction with Highway 112) the week before and at the community sites the day of the event.

To sign up for a Great Strait Sale listing in the flier or for other questions, email Sande Balch at

Volunteers sought

SEQUIM — The city is seeking four or five people to serve as storm drain inventory volunteers.

These “Stormwater Stewardship” project volunteers will serve on small teams that locate and document storm drains on city streets using a map, aerial photo, GPS and a tablet or smartphone.

Volunteers with experience reading maps and using smartphones or tablets are preferred.

Training in procedures specific to this opportunity will be provided prior to beginning service.

Applications and a job description are available online at or from the city administrative offices at 226 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information or to submit an application, contact city Volunteer Coordinator Pam Leonard Ray at 360-582-2447 or, or City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 360-681-3428 or

The 2.5-year Stormwater Stewardship grant project seeks to help the city achieve its goals of keeping pollution out of streams and drinking-water aquifers.

The project includes a master plan for city capital facilities and operations with the goal of protecting water quality and reducing potential damage to public property, private property and the environment.

Preschool sign-ups

PORT ANGELES ­— Creative Learning Preschool, 712 E. Fifth St., is accepting enrollment for fall classes for children ages 3-4 and 4-5.

Curriculum includes READY for Kindergarten program, phonics, art skills, music and dance, math and science concepts, stores, sharing and manners, safety and 9-1-1, outdoor activities and more.

Morning classes are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and afternoon classes are from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Pre-kindergarten days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are for ages 3-4.

For more information, phone Debbie Roberts at 360-417-8090 or email

Student graduates

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Lisa Rowan of Port Townsend recently earned an undergraduate degree from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Rowan graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies .

UW graduates

SEATTLE — Former Port Angeles residents Kane Douglas Swanson and Tally Lincoln Swanson are graduates of the University of Washington Class of 2014.

Kane, a 2009 graduate of Port Angeles High School, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in computer science and economics with college honors.

He is employed by Amazon as a software development engineer and lives in Seattle.

Tally, a 2011 graduate of Port Angeles High, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication, political science and diversity minor.

Tally works for the Washington football program and is pursuing her Master of Education in intercollegiate athletic leadership at UW, graduating this June.

Kane's and Tally's parents are Tom and Robin Swanson of Port Angeles.

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