By Peninsula Daily News staff
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GARDINER — An old-fashioned ice-cream social sponsored by the Rhody O's Square Dance Club is set for Tuesday (Sept. 11).
The event will be at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, at 7:30 p.m.
The club is hosting the ice-cream social to welcome people interested in square dancing.
Phone Trish Gaine at 360-683-2409 for details.
Clallam County seeking themes for 2014's fair
PORT ANGELES — Clallam County residents can submit themes for the 2014 Clallam County Fair until Monday, Sept. 16.
The winning theme will receive a $100 prize, two fair day Passes, and two fair T-shirts.
Only residents of Clallam County are eligible to enter the contest, and there is no age limit. Entries may be submitted by an individual or group. The theme is limited to seven words or less. “Clallam County” may not be used in the slogan.
Ten entries per person are allowed but should be submitted on separate pieces of paper. Each entry must have the entrant's name, address and phone number.
How to win
The winning entry will be chosen on the basis of creativity, originality, fair appropriateness and ease of decorating and displaying the theme. Mail suggested themes to the Clallam County Fair Theme Committee, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles, WA 98363.
Entries must be postmarked no later than Sept. 16. In the event the winning theme is submitted by more than one person, the entry with the earliest postmark will be declared the winner.
All entries become the property of the Clallam County Fairgrounds, and the fair committee reserves the right to revise the theme, if necessary.
This year's theme, “Party 'Til the Cows Come Home,” was submitted by Martine Soiseth of Port Angeles.
The 2014 Clallam fair will be held Aug. 14--17.
Adult learning class sign-up ongoing in PT
PORT TOWNSEND — Enrollment for Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship's fall Adult Learning Programs (ALPs) will begin Monday, Sept. 16.
Course brochures can be found at the fellowship, the Port Townsend and Jefferson County libraries or the Port Townsend Community Center, or can be downloaded at www.quuf.org under “Adult Programs.”
Special events, courses and ongoing groups will be offered free to the public from late this month through December.
Offerings are designed to meet a variety of interests: one-day workshops on topics such as the Affordable Care Act, a lecture on famed explorer/naturalist/botanist David Douglas and weekly courses exploring personal belief systems such as Zen-style Buddhist meditation.
Other courses are on academic subjects (e.g., 19th-century Russian literature), creative outlets (e.g., piano for beginners) and physical activity (e.g., folk dance).
There also are ongoing groups for book and play reading and discussion, knitting, meditation and playing the recorder.
There is no fee, though some classes may involve book or materials costs, and field trips may involve travel expenses or entry fees. All are welcome to attend.
Child care is available on request for programs during after-school hours.
The public can enroll online with SignUpGenius at tinyurl.com/QUUF Classes.
There is also a new online ALPs enrollment station in Quimper's Fellowship Hall.
Help with enrollment is available from office volunteers at Quimper Unitarian , 2333 San Juan Ave., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays or by contacting Joyce Francis at email@example.com or 360-437-5011.
OMC employees see supply drive success
PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center employees recently collected school supplies as part of their 13th annual school supplies drive to support Port Angeles School District students.
Donations are being distributed to each district school.
Graciela Harris, supervisor of OMC Nutrition Services and organizer of the supply drive, reported that OMC employees collected supplies valued at about $1,000 — 170 boxes of tissues, 58 pair of scissors, 63 file folders, 30 packs of erasers, six pencil boxes, 82 notebooks, 64 packages of markers, 21 packs of colored pencils, 390 packages of crayons, 72 packs of pencils, 88 glue sticks, 38 glue bottles, 365 packs of paper, 13 packs of ink pens and assorted supplies.
The OMC effort is part of a two-tier approach to helping students and Port Angeles families prepare for school, according to organizers.
The first, the fourth annual Back to School event in August, served as a distribution point for donated school supplies by local businesses, service organizations and individuals to help families in need get ready for the first day of the 2013-2014 school year, organizers said.
More than 1,000 students were served at the Back to School event, they said.