NEWS BRIEFS — Registration open for Red Cross class in Port Townsend . . . and other items
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The three Clallam County commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. From left are Commissioner Mike Chapman; Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee member Peter Ripley; Clallam County Health & Human Services Developmental Disabilities Planner Timothy Bruce; and Commissioner Jim McEntire. Not shown: Commissioner Mike Doherty.

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PORT TOWNSEND — The American Red Cross is offering a CPR/first-aid course at Mountain View Commons, 1925 Blaine St., Suite 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Coursework includes adult first aid, CPR and external defibrillator training.

The cost of the class is $90.

Course materials are available in digital format free of charge or can be purchased in print form.

Those completing the course will receive a two-year certification, and digital refreshers are available.

Pre-registration is required to 800-733-2767 or

For more local information, phone the Port Townsend office at 360-385-2737 or the Carlsborg office at 360-457-7933.

No practice landings set on Whidbey Island

WHIDBEY ISLAND — No field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station
Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur 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.

Landing practices have prompted noise complaints in Port Townsend/Jefferson County and in the Coupeville area.

Port Angeles Farmers Market basement sale

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Farmers Market has announced that Country Aire, 200 W. First St., will house the market's basement sale under the store from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29.

The market will begin taking donations for the sale today. Other donation dates are March 18, 20, 23 and 25.

Drop-off is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. behind the store in the alley.

Electronics, mattresses and appliances will not be accepted.

For more information about donating items, volunteering or the basement sale itself, phone 360-460-0361.

Dinosaur lecture

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., will present a lecture on dinosaurs at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

University of Washington assistant professor Greg Wilson will focus his talk on the extinction of dinosaurs and the subsequent rise of mammals.

Pre-registration is not required for this free event for all ages.

In addition to being on the faculty at the University of Washington's biology department, Wilson is currently the adjunct curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture in Seattle.

Wilson's visit concludes the library's “Cruisin' the Washington Fossil Freeway,” a series of programs in conjunction with a major Burke Museum exhibit.

For information on programs at the library, phone 360-417-8500, ext. 7705, or visit

Energy lunch, talk

PORT TOWNSEND — Kurt Cobb, author and speaker from Portland, Ore., will present at the Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Cobb's talk will examine four interrelated rates of energy flow: extraction of fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions, conversion to a new energy infrastructure and energy consumption.

He writes on energy and the environment for the “Energy Voices” section of The Christian Science Monitor and is the author of the peak-oil-themed novel Prelude.

Cobb is a founding member of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas-USA and has served on the board of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions.

A workshop on farm energy follows from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants are welcome to bring their lunch and arrive at noon to join an informal conversation with local energy professionals.

For more information, visit

Boating class set to qualify for state card

PORT TOWNSEND — The Point Wilson Sail & Power Squadron is offering a 12-hour boating seamanship and safety course on three Saturdays at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5, 12 and 19.

The nonprofit class is $36, with students paying only for the cost of the text.

This is an approved course to qualify for the Washington State Boater's Education Card, which has been mandatory since Jan. 1 for boaters 59 and younger who operate a 15-horsepower engine or more on a power or sail vessel.

Topics range from safety issues for sail- and power boats, navigational rules and seamanship.

To register or for more information, phone Linda Newland at 360-437-9350.

Kiwanis garage sale

PORT ANGELES — Donations are being sought for the annual Kiwanis Garage Sale at the Clallam County Fairgrounds,1608 W. 16th St., set for May 3-4.

The three Port Angeles Kiwanis clubs, along with the Port Townsend Kiwanis, sponsor the annual sale to raise money for special-needs youths and adults to attend Camp Beausite Northwest.

The organizing committee welcomes any donations of gently used items, including toys, adult and children's clothing, books, housewares, hobby supplies, furniture and sports equipment.

Items that will not be accepted are cathode ray tube televisions or computer monitors, out-of-date electronics, used mattresses, cribs or car seats.

A resource for processing these items is through the city of Port Angeles.

Phone Helen Freilich at 360-417-4874 or email

To arrange a pickup for donations, phone Dave Sue at 360-460-4336 or Tim Crowley at 360-457-5933, or phone Chuck Standley at 360-809-0731 in the evenings or on weekends.

Donations also will be accepted in person at the fairgrounds from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, through Wednesday, April 30.

For information about the camp or about registering for a summer session, phone camp director Claudia Edmondson at 360-732-7222 or visit

ONP video online

Olympic National Park has announced the release of a new Science Minute Movie by the North Coast and Cascades Science Learning Network, “Tides of Change.”

“Tides of Change” takes viewers behind-the-scenes of Olympic National Park with coastal ecologist Steve Fradkin as he traverses “one of the most wild, scenic coastlines in North America” to monitor the health of the park's rocky intertidal community.

The video documents ongoing scientific monitoring and explores how climactic changes are altering the conditions and chemistry of the Pacific Coast's rocky intertidal zone.

This 12-minute video can be viewed online at

DSLR camera class

SEQUIM — The LARC Gallery, 425 E. Washington St., will hold “Beyond Auto for DSLR Camera” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The cost is $25.

The class covers issues of white balance, ISO, aperture, shutter speed and depth of field.

Phone Melissa Mann at 360-775-9816, email or visit

Free dinner to be served at church

SEQUIM — A free community dinner will be served at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

The meal includes baked ham, sweet potatoes, vegetables, a green salad, desserts and beverages.

Reservations, which are requested to ensure that enough food is prepared, may be made by phoning the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner or by email to

The church presents the dinners the last Thursday of each month.

Air Force training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman Daniel S. Dawson of Port Townsend recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

Dawson completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, plus Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

Dawson is the son of Mark Dawson of Port Townsend.

He is a 2013 graduate of Port Townsend High School.

Continuing education grant given

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Chapter IV of the Philanthropic Education Organization recently presented Angela Dawn Graham with a $1,800 Program for Continuing Education grant.

The grant is for women who have returned to college and are within two years of completing their course of study.

Graham is enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management program at Peninsula College. She expects to graduate in June 2015.

She is an honor student and president of Phi Theta Kappa and a self-published author of the book Potty Trained By Two.

She has a diverse work history, including relief work in Puerto Rico with AmeriCorps, developing and managing a honey business and managing a corporate airport in Alaska.

Bingo on Tuesdays

PORT ANGELES — Agnew Helpful Neighbors Bingo will take place at 1241 N. Barr Road at 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming weekly Tuesday event dates include this Tuesday and March 25, and April 1, 8 and 15.

There are packet and dollar games, with a $10 minimum buy-in.

Food is available. Proceeds benefit local scholarships.

For more information, phone Jerry Reid at 360-452-2872.

Retirees to meet

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County School Retirees Association will meet at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center, 905 W. Ninth St., from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Guest speaker Karen Hunt, swim instructor at the William Shore Memorial Pool, will present information about the classes available and the benefits of water exercise.

For more information, phone Lora Brabant at 360-457-5177.

Shoebox guitars

CLALLAM BAY — The Clallam Bay Library, 16990 Highway 112, will host a shoebox guitar workshop for children in grades 1-8 at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The library will provide the materials. Kids will learn about sound waves while making music on shoebox guitars they can take home.

This event is free. Pre-registration is not required.

The program is part of an ongoing partnership between the North Olympic Library System and Cape Flattery School District's COAST (Creating Opportunities for After School Thinking) program.

For more information about the COAST program, phone Clallam Bay School at 360-963-2324.

For more information about this and other library programs, phone the Clallam Bay Library at 360-963-2414, email or visit

Women on Wheels

SEQUIM — Women on Wheels' annual meeting will be at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The group focuses on women who like to bike, exercise, better their personal biking skills and bike with other women.

All skill levels and newcomers are welcome.

For more information, phone 360-681-3375 or 360-452-6327.

Lecture series

PORT HADLOCK — The Inquiring Mind 2014 lecture series continues at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Anthropologist Julia Harrison will give a talk, “A World of Sweets in Washington State.”

The talk invites participants to savor the ways in which sweets show how individuals and communities celebrate, adapt and interact.

Elevated Ice Cream in Port Townsend will provide samples of mint trufflets, local maple mint candy, truffles and salted caramels.

The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and Elevated Ice Cream.

For more information about the free program, phone 360-385-6544 or visit

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