NEWS BRIEFS: Registration available for this year's Washington Coast Cleanup . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

Online registration is open for the 2015 Washington Coast Cleanup, set to take place April 25 on more than 50 beaches from Cape Disappointment to Fort Worden.

Volunteers can sign up at

The annual cleanup is organized by Washington CoastSavers.

Last year, volunteers removed more than 2,900 pounds of debris and garbage from the state's ocean beaches and some along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Since the cleanup began in 2000, volunteers have helped remove more than 320 tons of marine trash.

The CoastSavers is a coalition of almost 30 organizations, government agencies and corporations that support the cleanup with manpower, supplies, organizational assistance and financial aid.

Climate change

PORT ANGELES — A free presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday will focus on a report issued in 2013 identifying resources sensitive to climate change impacts that are important to the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe.

Hansi Hals, environmental planning program manager for the tribe, will speak at the Feiro Marine Life Center, 315 N. Lincoln St.

Hals, who works to improve water quality and salmon habitat and plan ahead for long-term resource sustainability, will discuss possible impacts to vulnerable resources and actions to improve resiliency.

After his lecture, a Feiro representative will discuss the center's participation in a climate change education program, as well as efforts to develop a regional Climate Action Plan.

For more information, contact Deborah Moriarty, Feiro development director, at or 360-417-6254.

Theater workshop

SEQUIM — Youngsters age 8 to 18 are invited to sign up now for a children's theater workshop at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave., with director Bonne Smith and actors Lee Harwell and Danny Willis.

The workshop, with sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30-April 3, will focus on stage presence: voice projection, breathing techniques, movement, stage fighting and other skills.

The fee is $150 for the week or $120 for OTA members, including lunch and snacks.

To find out more, see the application at or phone the office between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at 360-683-7326.

Free art talk

SEQUIM — Barbara De Pirro, a nationally known artist who has an exhibition up now at the Blue Whole Gallery, will give a talk on her work this Wednesday.

Admission is free to the 6:30 p.m. program at the gallery, 129 W. Washington St., and all are welcome.

De Pirro's show, titled “Shadows and Reflections,” will stay on display through the end of this month.

Community dinner set this Thursday

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

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

Reservations, which are requested to ensure that enough food is prepared, can 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.

Flight operations

COUPEVILLE — Field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the outlying field in Coupeville are scheduled for Monday through Friday.

On Monday, training is scheduled for early evening into late night.

Training Tuesday is from the midmorning to midafternoon.

On Wednesday, expect training from midmorning to midafternoon, then again from early evening to late night.

On Thursday, there's training from early evening to late night, and Friday has training slated for midmorning to midafternoon.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to station's comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email at

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

'Younger by Friday'

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild's Speaker Series will feature Heidi and Jay Bryan, owners of Anytime Fitness, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Bryans will present a talk and demonstration on exercise for seniors titled “Younger by Friday.”

The public is invited to the speaker portion of this meeting.

The guest speaker is first on the program, followed by a short recess and business meeting of the guild.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Drum circle slated

PORT ANGELES — A community drum circle will be held in the longhouse on the Peninsula College campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

All are welcome to the free event.

Participants can drum, rattle, play bells and other percussion, chant, sing and dance.

For more information, phone Penny Burdick at 360-461-4538 or email

Footwear mobility

SEQUIM — A talk on “Footwear and Your Body” will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

As part of the ongoing Taking Care of You series, biomechanist and local author Katy Bowman will discuss what the latest research is saying about feet and shoes and demonstrate simple exercises everyone can do for healthier feet.

For more information, visit and click on “Events” and “Sequim” or phone 360-683-1161.

Soup, bread, bingo

PORT ANGELES — The Fairview Grange, 161 Lake Farm Road, will hold a family soup/cornbread and free bingo event at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Bingo starts at about 6 p.m.

Attendees can bring a favorite soup or cornbread or make a small donation and eat what others have brought.

There will be some small prizes for bingo winners.

For more information, phone 360-461-9008.

Wire sculpture

PORT TOWNSEND — The Boiler Room will present “Through the Wall Session II: Wire Sculpture with Margie McDonald” at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

There is room for 15 people of any age and skill level to attend this free workshop and get an art lesson from McDonald.

“Recycling is the basis of my current work because of my desire to reuse the huge variety of interesting objects that no longer have a useful life for their intended purpose,” McDonald said in an online calendar submission.

“Every material has a unique nature that can be drawn out and given a new life without destroying the material's inherent qualities. I want to engage the unconventional art viewer through my materials and methods.”

For more information about “Through the Wall” or materials needed, email

Senior meals to be offered this week

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Senior Nutrition Site dinners will be served at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

A suggested donation is $5 for those who are 60 or older.

People younger than 60 can attend for $8.

Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance to 360-457-8921.

Menus are subject to change.

■ Tuesday: Potato salad, baked beans, hot dog with bun, orange slices and ice-cream sundae.

■ Wednesday: Green salad, liver and onions, whipped potatoes with gravy, green peas and citrus sections.

■ Thursday: Spinach salad, chicken a la king, steamed rice, baked tomato, biscuit and pears.

■ Friday: Green salad, corn chowder, fish filet, garlic bread and fresh melon.

Tutor training

SEQUIM — Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer reading tutor at a local elementary school can get training at Greywolf Elementary School, 171 Carlsborg Road, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Greywolf WA Reading AmeriCorps members are providing this opportunity.

For more information, phone 360-582-3300 or email

'Citizenfour' to screen Wednesday

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Democratic Headquarters will screen the documentary “Citizenfour” at 124-A W. First St. at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The screening is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone Roger Fight at 360-683-5232 or email

Pies for Dimes

SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, will hold a “Pies for March of Dimes” social Wednesday.

The evening begins with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by a pie and dessert auction.

Slices of pie also will be offered for donations.

All proceeds for the event go to the March of Dimes.

Those attending are asked to bring something for the dinner and, if so inclined, pie or dessert for the auction.

Cannabis lecture

PORT ANGELES — Roger Roffman, author of Marijuana Nation, will present “Cannabis at the Crossroads: Exploring the Roads Ahead” on Thursday.

The lecture will be in the Port Angeles Library's Carver Room, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All are welcome to the free event.

Roffman will speak about the impacts of cannabis legalization.

Drawing from his 2014 memoir, he explores questions like how did we get here and where are we headed.

For more information, visit

Concussions forum

PORT ANGELES — Dr. Stanley A. Herring, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, will speak about concussions at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Herring is a leading concussion specialist, a University of Washington professor and a team physician to the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners.

This event is free and open to all school district staff, coaches, parents and students, plus local sports teams' participants and community members.

Herring's practice focuses on the diagnosis and management of neurological and musculoskeletal injuries, particularly focusing on spinal disorders in active people and athletes and sports-related concussions.

He is on the editorial boards of professional journals and has been an editor of eight textbooks, as well as contributor to 60 professional journal articles and 48 textbook chapters.

In addition, Herring is a frequent national and international speaker on a variety of psychiatric and sports medicine topics.

Neighbor watch

PORT ANGELES — A Deer Park Neighborhood Watch meeting will take place at Fairview Bible Church, 385 O'Brien Road, at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Neighborhood Watch is a crime-prevention program that enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime, solve problems and improve the quality of life in the area.

For more information, contact Lorraine Shore at or 360-417-2262.

Camera club meet

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peak Camera Club's Thursday meeting will feature Maurine Shimlock and Burt Jones of Secret Sea Visions.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and takes places at Dungeness Community Church, 45 Eberle Lane.

All are welcome to the free event.

Shimlock and Jones will talk about “Photographing Nature's Richest Reefs,” which focuses on underwater photography, especially how to “reveal the art in the animal.”

For more information, contact Witta Priester at or 360-565-6655, or visit

Master Gardeners

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners have started up their weekly plant clinics.

Participants can get answers to gardening questions and diagnoses of plant problems.

Clients should bring in samples (in plastic bags) of plants, including stems, leaves, flowers, fruits or cones.

Master Gardeners can also help identify garden pests.

The clinics are offered each Monday through Sept. 28 (except holidays) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the WSU Extension office in Point Hudson, 380 Jefferson St.

For more information, email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at or phone 360 379-5610, ext. 210.

Justice council

PORT TOWNSEND — The Social Justice Council of Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The group has chosen Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado as this year's common read.

With honesty and humor, Tirado tells her story of what it's really like to be poor in a society that blames the poor for their plight, according to a news release.

Led by a panel, the council will discuss “how the growing gap between those who have too much and those who have too little affects us all and what we can do in response,” according to the release.

Enrollment is required via

For more information, phone Vikki Sonntag at 425-482-3026 or email

Roller derby game

SEQUIM — Port Scandalous Roller Derby is kicking off its fifth season with a game at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St., on Saturday.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the skaters hitting the track at 6 p.m.

The derby will face off against Victoria's Eves of Destruction in the matchup.

Pre-sale tickets are $10, available at the Sequim Gazette office, 147 W. Washington St.; Drake's U-Bake Pizza & Subs, 819 S. Lincoln St. in Port Angeles; or online at

Tickets at the door are $12.

Military and seniors receive a discount with ID.

Kids younger than 6 get in free.

The event features a 21-and-older beer garden, merchandise, 50/50 raffle and concessions by the Boys & Girls Keystone Club.

For more information, visit or find the team on Facebook.

Wildlife rescue classes

PORT ANGELES — A training session on wildlife and oil exposure will be held in the Exposition Hall at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St.

“Oiled Wildlife Search, Collection & Initial Stabilization” is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

Participants should register by April 4 via or 360-417-2361.

PT rotary grants

PORT TOWNSEND — The deadline for the Port Townsend Rotary Club's distribution of charitable funds is March 31.

The annual distribution is awarded to nonprofit organizations in Jefferson County.

Applications and guidelines can be downloaded at

Soroptimist gives $500 to First Step

SEQUIM — Soroptimist International of Sequim recently donated $500 to First Step Family Support Center .

The group's goal is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs that lead to social and economic empowerment.

First Step plans to fulfill this mission by providing education, support and materials that mothers need for the healthy development of children and families through the Sequim Drop-In Center, located at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

At the drop-in center, mothers learn about child development, oral health, vision and hearing, nutrition, child passenger safety and other topics requested by parents.

Spanish-speaking mothers also can recuperate and build friendships and networks of support.

To attend the drop-in location, phone Lilia Dodd at 360-477-8327.

SPU dean's list

SEATTLE — The following Peninsula students made the Seattle Pacific University 2014 autumn quarter dean's list:

■ Tyler Jacob Gilstrom of Sequim.

■ Natalie Rose McMurray of Sequim.

Students on the dean's list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade-point average.

Student awarded

PARKLAND — Incoming Pacific Lutheran University student Annika Pederson of Port Angeles High School has been awarded one of the university's top academic and leadership scholarships: the Harstad Founder's Scholarship, worth $29,000 per year.

Pederson was one of 10 named Harstad Founder's Scholars, selected from 140 President Scholars after an interview with university faculty.

Pacific Lutheran University offers these scholarships to recognize significant academic achievement, leadership and service, as well as the promise of continued success in these areas as a university student.

The Harstad Founder's Scholarships are renewable for three additional years of undergraduate study.

On president's list

SEATTLE — Chase Wilson, a 2013 graduate of Port Angeles High School, has been recognized by Seattle University to be included on the president's list.

This honor is awarded to students who have completed 12 or more credits and have earned a term GPA of 3.9 or above.

He is the son of local resident Stephanie Wilson.

Deputy graduates

PORT ANGELES — Corrections Deputy Elizabeth A. “Beth” Lundberg recently graduated from the Corrections Officer Academy in Burien.

Lundberg was a member of Class No. 430, Session 1000-3, which was conducted at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center Burien campus.

She received three special recognitions during the commencement ceremonies: She was a class guidon bearer, a member of the class counsel and was recognized for exceptional dedication and performance in defensive tactics instruction.

Sheriff Bill Benedict and several command staff members traveled to Burien, where they met and joined Lundberg's family to celebrate her professional accomplishments.

Lundberg and her husband, Jonathan, make their home in Port Angeles.

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