Cedar craft workshop . . . garden lectures . . . and other news briefs

By Peninsula Daily News staff

Workshop to teach cedar craft

FORKS — Participants can learn about the gifting traditions of the local tribes and how to make a cedar rose in a Native American Arts Workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

The free workshop is set for Peninsula College's Forks Extension site, 71 S. Forks Ave., from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

It will be taught by Jennifer James, a member of the Makah tribe and a Peninsula College student.

James will show workshop participants the art of creating roses from cedar bark according to native traditions and discuss the cultural significance of the rose. All materials will be provided.

The roses will be used in the Brick Johnson totem pole rededication ceremony on the main campus in Port Angeles on April 29.

A cedar rose is traditionally given to people at weddings, parties, potlatches, birthdays, graduations, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and memorials.

The cedar rose workshop is sponsored by the Peninsula College Longhouse and Shades of Color Club.

For more information on the workshop, email Deborah Scannell at DScannell@pencol.edu.

Garden lectures

PORT TOWNSEND — Tickets are on sale for the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation's 2014 Yard & Garden Lecture series.

The series will be held at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday from Jan. 11 to Feb. 15.

Lecture topics will include Peninsula Daily News gardening columnist Andrew May with “Year-Round Bulbs”; Heidi Kaster with “New & Cool Plants for Your Landscape”; Fred Weinmann with “Wild Plants of the Rain Shadow”; Ron Sikes with “Native Plants in the Garden and Birds They Attract”; Mary Robson with “The Unseen Garden: Lichen, Pollen, Spiderwebs (The Lesser-Known Miracles)”; Craig Cogger with “Soils II: Digging Deeper”; and Marianne Elliot with “What is Killing My Tree?”

In addition, Master Gardener clinicians will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

Series tickets for all lectures are $45 per person and can be purchased at the Washington State University Jefferson County Extension, Cupola House, 380 Jefferson St.; or at Henery's Garden Center, 406 Benedict St.

Tickets also can be purchased by sending a check (along with name, address and number of tickets) made payable to Master Gardener Foundation and mailed to 2014 Yard & Garden Lecture Series, Cupola House, 380 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Per-lecture tickets are $10 a person and may be purchased at the door if space is available.

For more information, phone 360-301-2081 or visit jcmgf.org.

School Board directors get sworn to post

PORT ANGELES — Sarah Methner and Cindy Kelly, re-elected in November to new four-year terms on the Port Angeles School Board, were sworn in to office by Superior Court Judge Brooke Taylor at a recent board meeting at the Central Services Building.

Steven Baxter was elected by the board members as 2014 president. Methner will serve as the board's vice president. They will each serve one-year terms in those positions.

The board also reviewed 2014 committee, task force and school assignments, viewable on the district website at www.portangelesschools.org.

Lonnie Linn and Patti Happe are also members of the School Board.

Guide dog training

SEQUIM — A guide dog puppy training meeting hosted by Puppy Pilots is planned Thursday, Jan 9.

The event will be held at 252 Kitchen-Dick Road from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Public is welcome to attend and learn about raising an animal for the Guide Dogs for the Blind organization.

For more information, email Deb Cox at Deb@puppypilots.org, phone 360-929-4802 or visit www.

Maintenance closes PA museum

PORT ANGELES — The Museum at the Carnegie will be closed for annual maintenance until the beginning of March.

When it reopens, the museum will feature a quilt exhibit on the lower floor.

Some new exhibits will be installed on the upper level as well.

For more information, phone the Clallam County Historical Society's office at 360-452-2662 or email

Last modified: December 29. 2013 10:27PM
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