NEWS BRIEFS: Luncheon of Filipino foods Saturday for typhoon relief . . . and other news briefs

Typhoon benefit

SEQUIM — A luncheon of Filipino foods to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan relief will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 11).

It will be at the Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave.

The menu will include adobo, lumpia, pancit, menudo and rice dishes along with traditional desserts by members of the local Filipino community.

“We wanted to do something since there are quite a few Masonic Lodges in the impacted area, and this was a way we could be sure the funds were tracked to get directly to the folks needing the help,” said Bob Clark, a lodge member who is coordinating the event.

It is open to the public, and pre-luncheon tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and younger.

Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $5 for those 10 and younger.

For tickets or more information, phone Bob Clark at 360-683-4431 or Julie Juntilla at 360-681-4147.

Gospel trio returns for performance

PORT ANGELES — Sweet Presences — Dolly, Ernie and Corey Schaber, all of Abbotsford, B.C. — are returning to Bethany Pentecostal Church, 508 S. Francis St.

The concert of Southern and traditional gospel music will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 12).

For more information, phone the church at 360-457-1030.

Winter scenes

PORT LUDLOW — Artists from the Port Ludlow Artists' League will display their winter scenes at the Second Wednesday reception in two locations at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 8).

The first display is in the Columbia Bank lobby on 9500 Oak Bay Road, and the other is at the league's gallery, adjacent to the bank.

In addition, the Inn at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, will feature local artists' “Scenes of Port Ludlow” this month and February.

New 4-H club

PORT TOWNSEND — Washington State University's Jefferson County Extension is creating a new 4-H club with an emphasis on environmental and plant sciences for youths in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Meetings will be Tuesdays at the Cupola House at Point Hudson beginning Tuesday (today, Jan. 7) from 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $1.

Older students are welcome as teen leaders.

This club is a collaboration of three WSU Jefferson County Extension programs: 4-H, Beach Watchers and Master Gardeners.

The purpose is to connect adult volunteers with students to share their interests and learn from each other.

Hands-on experiential learning, life skills and team-building activities are planned.

For more information, contact 4-H coordinator Sue Hay at 360-379-5610, ext. 208, or

Arts council meets

PORT ANGELES — The monthly business meeting of the Port Angeles Arts Council will be held from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 8) at the Common Grounds Cafe, 525 E. Eighth St.

The guest speaker will be events planner Scott Nagel.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, phone Amy McIntyre at 360-808-8507.

MAC users meet

PORT TOWNSEND — PTSLUG, a Macintosh computer users group, will meet Thursday (Jan. 9) at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

A basic Mac “how-to” session begins at 6:30 p.m., with the regular meeting at 7 p.m. The public is invited.

For additional information and newsletters, visit

Vegan soup talk

SEQUIM — Certified chef and instructor Pamela Ziemann will present “Hearty Vegan Soups” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan, 11).

The talk at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, is free and open to the public.

Ziemann will demonstrate how to make vegan soup and the benefits of using a pressure cooker for comfort food while adding vegetables.

Ziemann is an international speaker known for her “humor, wealth of information and ease of relating to audiences,” organizers said. She graduated from Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and said she has better health due to changing her food choices.

For more information, phone 360-681-6274 or email

Last modified: January 07. 2014 7:13AM
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