NEWS BRIEFS — Mobile dental clinic returns to Port Angeles starting Monday . . . and other news items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The SmileMobile, a modern dental office on wheels, returns to Jefferson Elementary School, 218 E. 12th St., from Monday through March 21.

The SmileMobile provides dental care to Port Angeles children who have limited access to care.

Appointments are still available for new clients as well as follow-up visits for children from previous SmileMobile visits.

Any families interested in the SmileMobile program should arrange an appointment for their children as soon as possible by phoning 888-286-9105.

Medicaid coupons are accepted, and a sliding-fee scale based on income is available.

Friday workshops on Social Security help set in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Two free workshops on Social Security benefits are set for Friday.

Both of the workshops offered by the Social Security Administration will be in Port Angeles.

The seminars will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room M-125 on the Peninsula College campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 150 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Information will include retirement benefits — and how early retirement can affect them, survivor benefits and information about Medicare, disability and spouse benefits.

The presentation also will tell how to use a “My Social Security” online account. Before attending, participants are asked to create accounts on and print out their Social Security statements.

Kirk Larson, Western Washington public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration, will present the seminars.

Gadget Labs slated Friday, March 14 in Sequim

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., is offering 15-minute “Gadget Labs” from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 14.

The short appointments with a technology expert focus on learning how to download library materials.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required.

Participants must bring their own devices.

For more information, visit

Scholarship award goes to Sequim High School class president

SEQUIM — Pilgrim Chapter No. 157, Order of the Eastern Star, announces its first Scholarship for Women recipient with an award of $1,000 to Andrea Tjemsland, president of Sequim High School's Class of 2013.

Tjemsland is the daughter of Anne and Pete Tjemsland. She was born and raised in Sequim.

She is a member of the Honor Society, Girl Scouts of America and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, where she served as 2012-13 Grand Faith for the Washington/Idaho jurisdiction.

Tjemsland is enrolled in Chapman University in Orange, Calif. She is pursuing a career in education, minoring in Spanish and leadership.

She will receive the award during the Eastern Star meeting Thursday at 7 p.m.

The scholarship is open to qualified Sequim High women students in the year of their graduation.

Computer group to meet Friday at Sequim Library

SEQUIM — The Computer Genealogy Users Group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Kit Stewart presents “The What, Why and How of Creating a PowerPoint Presentation.”

The meeting is free and open to all who are interested in computer genealogy

For more information, email Karen Niemi at

Free movie to show Friday in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — “Forks Over Knives” will screen at the Masonic Hall, 338 Jefferson St., at 7 p.m. Friday.

The film is part of the Fresh & Free Moveable Feast Film Series, a collaboration between the Port Townsend Food Co-op, Local 20/20 and Citizens for Local Food.

Donations are accepted.

Email or visit for details.

Olympic Theatre Arts to premiere play Friday in Sequim

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will premiere Nora Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore at 414 N. Sequim Ave. from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The cost is $10.

Future performances through March 16 are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., plus Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Email or visit

Zen retreat slated Saturday in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — NO Sangha, a Zen community, will hold a Zazenkai (a one-day Zen retreat) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Alternated zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and private individual instruction with the Zen master is available.

Silent coffee/tea breaks and a vegetarian soup and bread lunch will be offered.

NO Sangha is located at 420 W. Third St.

Phone 360-452-5534 or email for exact directions.

Tale-telling set Friday at Port Townsend coffee shop

PORT TOWNSEND — First Friday Storynight welcomes the spring season with the Mythsinger Foundation and host Aimée Ringle for tale-telling at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The guest teller is Jeff Leinaweaver, who will tell folk and fairy tales of diverse cultures from around the world.

There is a $10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.

Begun in November 2009, this monthly event explores the art and ritual of the oral tradition: sharing the old myths, folk tales and fairy tales along with more modern stories and personal sharings.

There is also an open mic section. Bring a short story, song, dance, poem or some other form to share.

For more information, phone 360-531-4395.

Port Townsend Library sale set Saturday at community center

PORT TOWNSEND — With news of the Port Townsend Library moving back into the Carnegie Building in June, the staff has had to make some decisions about the library's collection.

As a result, the Friends of the Port Townsend Library are holding a special sale at the community center, 620 Tyler St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

There will be early admission for Friends members at 8 a.m., but all are welcome to shop.

All VHS tapes and books on cassette tape must go. In addition, a collection of children's books will be available.

Large book/media donations are no longer being accepted.

Patrons who have books for the upcoming sale can bring them to the community center at 5 p.m. Friday.

All proceeds will go toward funding library programs.

'Monsters' movie to screen Friday in Chimacum

CHIMACUM — The Chimacum Middle School WE “ACT” Club will present a screening of “Monsters University” (PG) in the high school auditorium, 91 West Valley Road, at 6 p.m. Friday.

The suggested donation of $3 will support building a school in Haiti.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Baked goods and snacks will be for sale.

Canned food for the Jefferson County Food Bank also will be collected.

For more information, contact Piper Diehl at 360-301-5810 or

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