NEWS BRIEFS — Woodcarver to talk at arts meet Thursday . . . and other news briefs

By Peninsula Daily News staff

Woodcarver to talk craft at arts meet

SEQUIM — Professional woodcarver Ken Davis will speak during this month's Sequim Arts meeting at St. Luke's Episcopal Hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

The meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

The event is free and open to the public.

Davis began his carving career in 1988 after he said he experienced “sticker shock” while shopping for a carved duck for his den.

He was the featured artist at the Northwest Carving Show at the Puyallup Fair in 2012 and the Sequim Pacific Northwest Wood Artisans Show in 2013.

For more information, phone Robert Lee at 360-683-6894 or email

'Fossil Forensics' on Saturday

PORT ANGELES — Kids in the second through fifth grade can learn about Washington fossil history during “Fossil Forensics” at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 2 p.m. Saturday.

In partnership with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, children will learn to recognize the differences between fossils and other specimens, and understand how fossils can teach about past environments.

Pre-registration is required.

Online registration is available on the library's event calendar at or by phoning 360-417-8500, ext. 7705.

The class is offered in conjunction with “Cruisin' the Washington Fossil Freeway,” an exhibit on display at the Port Angeles Library until April 13.

The “Cruisin' the Washington Fossil Freeway” program series will conclude March 17 at 6:30 p.m. when Gregory Wilson of the University of Washington speaks about dinosaur extinction and the rise of mammals.

Managing diabetes

PORT ANGELES — A “Diabetes Self-Management” lay leader workshop will take place at the senior center, 328 E. Seventh St., on March 19, 20, 26 and 27.

The cost is free. Training begins at 8:30 a.m. the first day and at 9 a.m. the other three days.

All trainings run until 4:30 p.m.

The Olympic Area Agency on Aging and Caregivers Home Health invite volunteer participation in
a four-day training to become a facilitator of a curriculum focused on helping people with diabetes live a healthier life.

The minimum requirements include attending all four days of training and agreeing to help facilitate a minimum of two six-week workshops a year to maintain certification.

Facilitators work in teams of two.

For more information or to receive an application, phone 866-582-1487 or 360-538-2457.

State art contest

The Secretary of State's Office is inviting students in fourth and fifth grade to enter the 2014 Voters' Pamphlet Art Contest.

This year's contest theme is “Happy Birthday, Washington!” to celebrate the 125th anniversary of statehood.

Washington was admitted as the 42nd state to the Union by President Benjamin Harrison on Nov. 11, 1889.

Students are urged to learn more about Washington in 1889 and share their newfound knowledge through their drawings.

“This is truly a spectacular place to call home,” Secretary of State Kim Wyman said.

“It's always inspiring to see students share why they are proud to live in this great state.”

The winning art will be featured in the statewide voters' pamphlet, which will be sent to all state households prior to this fall's general election.

All entries must be received by April 16.

More details can be found by reading the entry form at

No landings set

WHIDBEY ISLAND — No field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are scheduled at the Outlying Field in Coupeville between today and Saturday.

Flight operations are subject to change due to weather, operational and/or training requirements.

Updates or changes in operations at Coupeville may be found on NAS Whidbey Island's Facebook page.

Coupeville flight operations have prompted noise complaints in Jefferson and Island counties.

Last modified: February 24. 2014 9:15AM
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