NEWS BRIEFS — Wednesday reception set in Port Ludlow for Artist of Month . . . and other news items
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Gary Griswold’s work, titled “Beach Scene,” is one of many on display at Port Ludlow’s Columbia Bank. Griswold was named the Artist of the Month by the Port Ludlow Artists’ League.

Peninsula Daily News

PORT LUDLOW — The Port Ludlow Artists' League announces “plein air” painter Gary Griswold as Artist of the Month for March.

Griswold's work will be on exhibit at Port Ludlow's Columbia Bank, 9500 Oak Bay Road, this month.

An opening reception will be held in the bank lobby from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The reception will then move to the Artists' League Gallery next door from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Griswold, who paints watercolors of Northwest scenes, classic boats and marine subjects, has lived in the area for eight years.

Griswold is an artist who, as a volunteer, teaches at both Chimacum and Quilcene high schools. He is also the art director of the Port Townsend Aero Museum. He frequently travels to LaPush, Ruby Beach, Rialto Beach and other outdoor settings to get inspiration.

PA special meeting

PORT ANGELES — The City Council will hold a special meeting to coincide with the Utility Advisory Committee at 3 p.m. today, in the Jack Pittis Conference Room, in Port Angeles City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St.

The council and committee will discuss a Bonneville Power sales agreement revision, a consumer confidence water quality report and the city's electric utility membership.

They will also receive information on utility billing practices and an update on the landfill stabilization project.

Call for artwork

SEQUIM — Saturday is the deadline to enter the 38th annual Sequim Arts Juried Art Show, to go on display in May at the Bell Creek Plaza, aka the QFC shopping center.

Information and entry forms can be found at or through Linda Stadtmiller at 360-681-4884 or

An artist also may obtain a prospectus by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sequim Arts, Attn: Juried Art Show, P.O. Box 1842, Sequim, WA 98382.

Entrants may submit up to five pieces to the exhibition for a nonrefundable fee of $20 for the first piece and $5 for each additional entry.

Sequim Arts members pay $15 for the first entry.

The show is open to two- and three-dimensional art, including paintings, collage, photography, digital art, sculpture, basketry, jewelry and textiles.

The Sequim Arts show, which will be free to the public, will be on view May 2-11 as part of the 2014 Sequim Irrigation Festival in one of the vacant storefronts on the east side of Bell Creek Plaza, 990 E. Washington St.

Nostalgia to perform at concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The five-piece band Nostalgia will give a free concert today at Seaport Landing, 1201 Hancock St., and community members are invited.

Music from the 1940s and '50s will flow from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. this afternoon in this Arts to Elders program, courtesy of the Port Townsend Arts Commission.

Nostalgia features Al Harris on piano, Mark Holman on saxophone, flute and clarinet, Owen Mulkey on percussion and guitar, multi-instrumentalist Chuck Easton and singer-alto saxophone player Mary Lou Montgomery.

For more information about this and the Arts to Elders program, phone director Harvey Putterman at 360-379-2620 or email

Family bingo night

CHIMACUM — A family bingo night will be held in the Chimacum Elementary School multipurpose room, 91 West Valley Road, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

There are five games, each costing $1.

Prizes include a whale watching trip, gift cards and more.

Drink & Draw set

PORT ANGELES — The Loom Lounge will host a free Drink & Draw event with guest model L.R. Fox at 118 E. Front St., upstairs at Studio Bob, on Thursday.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with drawing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event is open to all.

Beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverages and food are available for purchase.

For more information, email Wayne King at or search for The Loom Lounge on Facebook.

Ice worm lecture

FORKS — Olympic Natural Resource Center, or ONRC, invites the community to the next Evening Talks at ONRC program.

Mike Tetreau will present “Chasing the Ice Worm in Tibet” at 1455 S. Forks Ave. at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Everyone is welcome.

The topic is appropriate for learners of all ages.

The ice worm, Mesenchytraeus solifugus, is a small annelid that lives only on warm, temperate glaciers or permanent snowfields along the Pacific Northwest coast.

They are the largest metazoans known to complete their life cycle exclusively in glacier ice. How they are able to live their entire life at or below the freezing point is just one of their unique attributes.

Tetreau will discuss his research of the worms.

Celtic songs, tales

PORT ANGELES — To warm us up for St. Patrick's Day, the Story People of Clallam County will present their third annual night of Celtic storytelling and music at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Admission is by donation, with a suggested $10 for adults and $5 for children 17 and younger, and free refreshments will be laid out at intermission.

Tom McCurdy will start Friday night's party with a set of tunes on his Scottish Highland bagpipes. Then a trio of teenagers will entertain: fiddlers Leah Marsh and Sam Langley and singer Genna Birch will serve up some Irish music.

Then come the Irish tales, as storytellers James “The Obscure” Hodgson, Ingrid Nixon, Pat Ferris and Bob Nuffer step up, while Pat Peterson serves as the evening's mistress of ceremonies.

For more information, phone 360-452-8092 or visit

Arts center to hold class for children

PORT ANGELES — “ArtWORKS for Kids” classes, sponsored by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, start at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., on Wednesday.

The first in this three-class series, open to all ages, dives into color from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The fee is $15, or $12 for members of the fine arts center.

Two more kids' art sessions will be April 16 and May 14, to focus on light, shadow and learning to paint what is observed.

To sign up or to find out more, visit or phone the center at 360-457-3532.

Mac 'how-to' set

PORT TOWNSEND — PTSLUG, a Macintosh computer users group, will offer a Mac “how-to” during a meeting at the community center, 620 Tyler St.

The how-to starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with a general meeting at 7 p.m.

The public is welcome.

For more information, visit

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