NEWS BRIEFS — Traffic to be disrupted Thursday on First Street . . . and other news items

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PORT ANGELES — First Street between Oak and Lincoln streets will be narrowed to one lane between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday.

Stormwater manhole lids will be replaced in the two-block area, the city announced.

The south lane will be closed.

Civic center forum slated March 20 in Sequim

SEQUIM — The city and Lydig Construction will discuss the effect the construction of the new civic center will have on the surrounding neighborhood during a public meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 20.

The meeting will be at the Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

Construction of the civic center will affect access and traffic flow on some streets and alleyways.

Neighbors can learn about the construction plans and provide feedback on how best to mitigate the impacts of the project construction.

For more information, contact city Public Works Director Paul Haines at 360-683-4908 or, or phone Kevin McCarry of Lydig Construction at 425-885-3314.

'Bidder 70' movie to screen in Sequim on March 19

SEQUIM — A free showing of “Bidder 70” is planned at Nash's Farm Store at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19.

The documentary, to be shown at the community barn behind the store at 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, tells of Tim DeChristopher, a college student who derailed an illegal Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in Utah in 2008.

Sequim sewing demo on closures set today

SEQUIM — Creative Threads has announced that Karen Oldham of Poulsbo will give a sewing demonstration, “Frogs and Other Closures,” at Karen's Quilt Shop, 609 W. Washington St., Suite 12.

The demo is from 10 a.m. to noon today.

According to organizers: “Oldham is a seamstress who can turn any fabric into a designer work of art.”

Guests are welcome.

Weekly meditation takes place in Port Angeles today

PORT ANGELES — Joyous Refuge meets every Wednesday for meditation meetings at 231 E. 12th St. from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The cost is by donation.

Meditation is 40 minutes, followed by a discussion of tools for mindfulness in everyday life.

Meditators from all traditions are welcome. Meditation instruction is offered the first Wednesday evening of each month and by appointment.

For more information, phone Jikyo Cheryl Wolfer at 360-477-5954, email or visit

'Aging Gracefully' discussion coming Friday in Agnew

AGNEW — An “Aging Gracefully” discussion group will be held at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 73 Howe Road, at 1 p.m. Friday.

The group will meet for 10 sessions and discuss topics such as dealing with reduced independence, end-of-life choices, relationships with family and friends, and more.

Voluntary contributions for each session — a suggested $5 — will be accepted to cover the expense of snacks and materials.

No one will be turned away.

To register, phone 360-417-2665 or email

Vegetarian potluck to be held Sunday in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Community members of the Olympic Peninsula are hosting a first-time vegetarian community potluck at Renaissance, 401 E. Front St., at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Vegetarians, vegans and anyone curious are encouraged to come and bring a favorite vegetarian dish.

Members request that each dish include an ingredient list and/or recipe to share with everyone.

Bring serving and eating utensils, plates and cups.

To RSVP, phone 360-912-1303.

Bands play at Port Townsend maritime center Friday

PORT TOWNSEND — The Better Half and Band Lab will perform at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Composed of six local teens, Band Lab is an up-and-coming band mentored by local musician Tim Halpin.

Five of its members will be traveling to Guatemala this summer with the Global Visionaries Youth Leadership Program, based in Seattle, which trains youth in cross-cultural understanding and social action.

Proceeds from Friday's show will benefit the band's fundraising efforts to participate in this program.

The Better Half plans to alternate sets with Band Lab throughout the evening.

Beer and wine will be served.

For more information, phone Jeanne Simmons at 360-379-3281 or email

Senior Singles dining offered in Quilcene on March 27

QUILCENE — Senior Singles can make reservations for a night of dining at the Olympic Timberhouse Restaurant & Lounge, 295534 U.S. Highway 101, on Thursday, March 27.

Attendees should meet at 5:30 p.m.

A full cocktail lounge is available prior to the meal. Dinner varies from fish and chips ($13.99) to entrees ranging from $13.99 to $29.99. Desserts are prepared in-house.

Phone 360-215-4141 or email by Thursday, March 20, to make a reservation.

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