NEWS BRIEFS — United Way holds March 6 reception . . . and other news briefs

By Peninsula Daily News staff

United Way holds March 6 reception

PORT ANGELES — United Way of Clallam County will hold a Campaign Awards Reception at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6.

“While our fundraising campaign is at only 75 percent of our $1 million goal,” said Jody Moss, executive director, “we want to acknowledge the individuals, businesses and employee groups who contributed, as well as the volunteers who give their time in support of United Way.”

The cost is $15 per person for an appetizer buffet.

Social time begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a program from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Reservations to the reception are required by March 3.

For reservations, phone 360-457-3011 or email

Peabody Creek

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is working with the Feiro Marine Life Center to mobilize a Friends of Peabody Creek group.

The coalition and center will host a work party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

About 50 trees will be planted along the creek, and holly and laurel will be removed.

All tools and equipment, as well as light refreshments and snacks, will be provided.

RSVP to Larry Montague at or phone 360-379-8051.

For more information, click on or check the coalition's Facebook page.

Soil prep lecture

PORT ANGELES — Cathe Muller will present the fundamentals of soil preparation for a low-maintenance garden.

The presentation in the county commissioners' meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., begins at noon Thursday.

Muller will emphasize the importance of soil to vegetable and landscape gardening.

She will cover soil testing, amendments, how deep to dig and how to “treat” poor soil to be able to plant immediately.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The event is part of the “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” brown bag series sponsored by the Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.

For more information, phone 360-417-2279.

'Lorax' at library

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and kick off a new “Family Flicks” series at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. will show “The Lorax,” an animated comedy based on Dr. Seuss' children's book of the same name.

On the first Saturday of the month through June, the series will present children's movies and be accompanied by trivia fun and refreshments.

The program is free.

For information, phone the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161, email or visit

Garden Club meets

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will meet in its clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., in Pioneer Memorial Park.

Starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 3, Master Gardener of the Year Jeanette Stehr-Green will present “Multi-Legged Garden Pests.”

The event is open to the public. Club members are reminded to bring a sack lunch and a donation of nonperishable food or cash for the food bank.

For information, phone 360-808-3434 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Home, garden expo

PORT TOWNSEND — The 2014 Home & Garden Expo will be held at the Mountain View Commons, 1925 Blaine St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free.

The event will feature local companies and landscapers, and will have several presentations on energy conservation, garden forms and new technology.

For more information, phone Lizanna Coker at 360-821-9688, email or visit

Letters workshop

PORT ANGELES — Stop the Checkpoints' next monthly meeting will be at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. this coming Saturday.

There will be a free workshop on how to write effective letters to the editor, with samples and hands-on assistance.

The public is welcome, and members of other groups are encouraged to attend.

For more information, click on

Eco meeting set

BLYN — The Strait of Juan de Fuca Ecosystem Recovery Network will meet in the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe's Red Cedar Hall, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Red Cedar Hall is located within the community center.

The network is one of the Puget Sound Partnership's Local Integrating Organizations that are working to implement the action agenda, the “leadership and coordinating document meant to focus the region around a shared agenda” for Puget Sound protection and recovery.

For more information, email network coordinator John Cambalik at

Asian medicine

DUNGENESS — Acupuncturists and East Asian medical practitioners Randy Sorenson and Theresa Valenzuela will present “Hand Reflexology and Acupressure for Health” at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

The demonstration starts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Sorenson and Valenzuela will talk about East Asian medicine, its history and principles of diagnosis.

Teachers meet

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School District Multi-Age Community teachers will hold a meeting in the Franklin Elementary School library, 2505 S. Washington St., from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Teachers will discuss the history of the program, philosophy of multi-age education, enrichment clusters and placement procedures for the 2014-15 school year.

The MAC program is based at Franklin, but enrollment is open to all Port Angeles students in first through fifth grades via a placement request process.

Request forms and informational brochures will be available at the meeting and in the office at Franklin Elementary School.

For more information on the community, phone Claire Rausch at 360-565-1840 after 3:15 p.m. or email

ASU dean's list

TEMPE, Ariz. — Hailey Mclaughlin of Sequim and Viola Ware of Port Angeles have been named to the dean's list at Arizona State University.

Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours during a semester in residence at ASU with a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher are eligible.

Last modified: February 23. 2014 11:09PM
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