NEWS BRIEFS — LARC Gallery to host open mic event Thursday in Sequim . . . and other items

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SEQUIM — A fiction reading open mic night is slated for the LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone Shirley Mercer at 360-775-9816, email larc or visit

Septic 101 classes slated March 5 in Sequim

SEQUIM — Homeowners can learn how to maintain residential septic systems for free at a two-hour evening class Wednesday, March 5.

Clallam County Health and Human Services environmental health staff will present the class at Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A panel of local designers, installers and pump professionals will show how and why the system works and how to keep maintain it.

Pre-registration is required.

Register online at under Online Services or by phoning 360-417-2506.

An online Septic 101 video is also available via the Environmental Health website at

For more information, phone Janine Reed at 360-417-2593 or Sue Waldrip at 360-417-2350.

Benefit dinner planned April 15 in Port Townsend

PORT ANGELES — The annual benefit for the Captain Joseph House Foundation, “Forming Foundations for Families,” will take place at C’est Si Bon, 23 Cedar Park Drive, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

The cost for the live auction, raffle and dinner is $85 for general admission and $75 for active or retired military veterans.

Dinner includes a glass of wine and a choice of filet mignon with mushrooms, sole parchment or tureen of roasted organic vegetables.

Proceeds from the event will go toward Phase 2 of the remodel to transition a former bed and breakfast to a retreat for families of fallen soldiers.

For more information and to make reservations, phone Betsy Reed Schultz at 360-460-7848, email or visit

Spaying, neutering services offered for felines

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society is offering free and low-cost spaying and neutering for cats Sunday, March 9.

Feral and free-roaming cats and kittens will be fixed for free.

Owned cats and kittens will be fixed for $10.

Cats must be brought to the future site of the humane society, 1743 Old Olympic Highway, in the morning and get picked up in the afternoon.

There is no limit to the number of cats brought in.

All cats must be registered for the clinic prior to Saturday, March 8.

Registration is at the current shelter location at 2105 W. U.S. Highway 101.

For more information, phone 360-457-8206 or email

Skiing researcher seeks memories

PORT ANGELES — Roger Oakes is researching the history of Deer Park and Hurricane Ridge skiing, and is seeking individuals who are familiar with days of tows and ski lodge at Deer Park between 1936-1941 and 1947-1957.

Both memories and photographs would be greatly appreciated.

Phone Oakes at 360-457-4661 or email

Washington State University honorees

PULLMAN — North Olympic Peninsula students have been named to Washington State University’s president’s honor roll for the 2013 fall semester.

The president’s honor roll recognizes students who stand above the rest with excellent academic performance.

To be eligible, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine graded hours in a single term at WSU and earn a grade-point average of 3.75 or a 3.5 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work.

■   Port Angeles: Ryan Brooks, Megan Evans, Kelsey Harrison, Leticia Hellebore, Marcus Konopaski, Dawn McMinn, Jonathon Waldrip, Matthew Waldrip and Thomas Williams.

■   Port Ludlow: Kyla Gabriel.

■   Port Townsend: Kathryn Atkinson, Patrick Forrestal, Rosie Harris, Erika Hoglund, Traci Meacham and Nikolas Rich.

■   Sequim: Victoria Cantelow, William Carr III, Kaitlin Heike and Casey Torres.

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