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SEQUIM — The city will host a community photograph outside City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The old City Hall is scheduled for demolition in April to make way for the new civic center, which will include City Hall, a police station and an outside plaza to be used for community events.
“Many Sequim residents have visited City Hall on a regular basis for many years and have memories of the building,” said City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese.
“Before the old City Hall comes down, we wanted to give everyone a chance to be in a community photo and be a part of history.”
For more information, contact Kuznek-Reese at 360-681-3428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grange potluck set
PORT ANGELES — Fairview Grange will host a potluck dinner at 161 Lake Farm Road at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Bingo will follow.
There is no charge for bingo, and there will be prizes.
For more information, phone 360-461-9008.
Sequim discussion group to meet
SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild's Speaker Series will present Chris Hugo, community development director for Sequim, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.
Hugo will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
He will present an informational talk on land use, housing, urban design and transportation issues facing Sequim in the next 20 years.
The presentation is open to the public and will be followed by a short recess before the guild's monthly business meeting.
No practice landings set on Whidbey
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.
Free credit-earning college courses
PORT ANGELES — Free credit-earning courses are available in Peninsula College's advanced manufacturing and composites technology program.
Industries such as aerospace, marine trades, recreation and medical will be explored.
These courses will not be offered for free after spring quarter. Classes begin April 1 and end June 13.
For more information or to register, contact Maitland Peet at 360-417-6336 or email@example.com.
PORT ANGELES — Training for volunteers interested in collecting data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team will be at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., in the county commissioners' meeting room (160).
People will meet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5.
The all-day session is led by survey team staff teaching how to use the custom Beached Birds field guide and new skills with actual specimens.
Volunteers systematically count and identify bird carcasses that wash ashore along ocean beaches from northern California to Alaska.
Volunteers need no experience with birds, just a commitment to survey a specific beach section each month.
There is no charge to attend a training, but plan to provide a $20 refundable deposit for a volunteer kit.
Training activities take place indoors.
April 5's training will include a break for a brown bag lunch.
Weekend access to the courthouse is through the doors facing north toward Fourth Street.
To reserve a spot at a training session, phone 206-221-6893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants should phone 206-221-6893 or visit www.coasst.org for additional information on events and training.
Hearing loss talk
PORT TOWNSEND — Retired audiologist Rob Findlay will present a hearing loss talk, “Social Coping: Preparation and Concentration,” at the community center, 620 Tyler St., at 12:45 p.m. Monday.
Findlay, also a psychologist and professor, will talk about the work needed to complement hearing technology.
Anticipating a group meeting, a meal in a restaurant, a lecture or a movie, people with hearing loss cannot expect hearing aids to “do it all,” he said.
The public is welcome. Meetings are informal and hearing-friendly.
For more information, phone Emily Mandelbaum at 360-531-2247 or email email@example.com.
Bunco, auction scheduled
PORT ANGELES — The Chapter IV Philanthropic Education Organization will host a bunco and silent auction fundraiser at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Desserts and beverages will be served. Prizes will be awarded.
There is a $10 donation to participate.
The event is open to the public.
All proceeds from the event will benefit women's education scholarships.
The organization is an international philanthropic education organization for women.
For more information, phone 360-457-7081 or 360-452-7955, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Tutors sought to aid Clallam literacy panel
PORT ANGELES — Volunteer tutors are needed to assist the Clallam County Literacy Council, 2323 E. Sixth Ave., with free tutoring for adults who need help with reading and other basic skills such as writing and arithmetic.
All tutoring sessions are one-on-one in a public place.
Sessions are scheduled at the student's and tutor's convenience.
Tutors aren't required to be trained teachers, though they are given training in how to work with students.
All students are given a placement assessment by an adult tutor coordinator, who then matches the student with a tutor.
The student and tutor need to meet at least one hour per week.
Phone the Clallam County Literacy Council through the United Way office at 360-457-3011.
For more information, contact Darlene Jones, chair of the Clallam County Literacy Council, at 360-457-5352 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Crystal Sherman, adult tutor coordinator, at 360-452-5020 or email email@example.com.
Pie social, potluck
SEQUIM — The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, invites the public to its pie and dessert 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 a donation.
All proceeds and donations go to the March of Dimes to fight birth defects.
For more information, phone Joy Barrett at 360-683-7021.
Seed talk at Nash's
SEQUIM — Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, will present a talk at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday from two farmers who produce organic seed on the North Olympic Peninsula.
Wednesday's presentation is free and open to the public.
The farmers, Tessa Gowans of Seed Dreams and Jadyne Reichner of Oatsplanter Farm in Jefferson County, will talk about how and why they focus on organic seed and what is available for local gardens this year.
Oatsplanter Farm has been growing organic seed for local markets since 1988 in the Port Townsend area.
Reichner will share how the farm selects and improves varieties of vegetables for the Peninsula's climate.
Lifelong gardener Gowans has been building a local seed bank from 40 years of gardening with heirlooms and other favorites.
Distribution is through Seed Dreams racks at Nash's Farm Store, Chimacum Corner and the Port Townsend Food Co-op.
'Smart' meter film
PORT ANGELES — Harbor of Hope Church, 1018 W. 16th St., will show “Take Back Your Power” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. Thursday.
The screening is free.
The documentary is about health and privacy issues of the “so-called 'smart' meters” and what individuals can do about them.
For more information, phone Melvina Worman at 360-461-1158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drink & Draw set
PORT ANGELES — The Loom Lounge will host a Drink & Draw session upstairs at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
There is no cover, and the event is open to all ages.
Beer, wine, nonalcoholic beverages and food are available for purchase.
For more information, email Wayne King at email@example.com or visit The Loom LLC's Facebook page.
Reading series set
SEQUIM — The Fourth Friday Readings Series' “Writers on the Spit” will be at the Rainshadow Coffee Bar, 157 W. Cedar St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
The public is welcome, and admission is free.
Writers on the Spit will feature Craig Andrews, who will read poetry and two prose pieces from his True Life Adventures.
Andrews is a graduate of the University of California in religious studies.
After coming to the North Olympic Peninsula, he made his living as a case manager for the developmentally disabled and as a mental health counselor.
In speaking about the influence of yoga and meditation in his writing, Andrews says “they are all wrapped together; yoga, poetry and meditation are spiritually united.”
The Fourth Friday Reading Series invites writers of prose and poetry to sign up for the one-hour open-mic readings that follow Andrews.
Writers are given five minutes for their readings, and names are drawn from those submitted before the event begins.
For open-mic guidelines or more information, email Rmarcus@olypen.com.
Port Townsend cabin gets funding boost
PORT TOWNSEND — An anonymous donor routed two donations of $3,000 each through the American Legion and the Elks Lodge for the Fred Lewis Scout Cabin Association.
The donation will help pay for the just-completed septic system upgrade and future cabin needs.
The Scout Cabin is located at 3075 Discovery Road. It is available for youth group activities. The cabin and park also can be rented for private and community functions.
For more information, visit www.scoutcabinpt.org.
Forks High grad finishes basic training
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman James A. Salazar of LaPush recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.
Salazar completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, 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.
Salazar is the son of Cathy and Jose Salazar of LaPush.
He is a 2013 graduate of Forks High School.
PULLMAN — The following Washington State University students have earned undergraduate degrees for the fall 2013 semester:
■ Dennis Jesse Joe Franklin, Bachelor of Science in psychology, and Dawn Marie McMinn, Bachelor of Science in nursing, cum laude, all of Port Angeles.
■ Katelynn Louise Manz, Bachelor of Arts in humanities; Traci Marie Meacham, Bachelor of Arts in human development, cum laude; and Nikolas Rich, Bachelor of Arts in business administration, all of Port Townsend.
■ Sarah Jean Barnett, Bachelor of Arts in history, cum laude, all of Sequim.
Honors earned by students are listed as follows: summa cum laude for a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or better, magna cum laude for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70 but less than 3.90 and cum laude for a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 but less than 3.70.
Two on dean's list
LACEY — Saint Martin's University has issued its fall semester 2013 dean's list for outstanding academic achievement.
To earn academic honors at Saint Martin's, undergraduate students must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or higher, carry at least a 12-semester-hour course load and complete all coursework undertaken for the semester.
Students who accomplished this honor are:
■ Anna M. Agloro of Port Ludlow, sophomore biology major.
■ Hope E. Chamberlain of Port Angeles, freshman education major.
Rotary Students of Month for January, February
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles (noon) Rotary Club recently recognized several Port Angeles High School seniors for their Student of the Month award.
Izi Livesay is Student of the Month for January. She is the daughter of Rob and Peggy Hansen.
Izi holds a 3.40 grade-point average.
Her honors include biology, chemistry, English, algebra and AP history.
Her activities include Junior Honor Society, Honor Society, Foreign Club, Swim and Dive Team, and track.
Izi is passionate about singing and has been in the choir for 2½ years.
She plans on becoming a veterinarian.
Daniel Manwell was honored as Student of the Month for January. He is the son of Steve and DeAnn Manwell.
Daniel holds a 3.545 GAP.
His honors include a 2011 academic excellence award; 2011 Business Department Award of Excellence; 2011, 2012 and 2013 academic letter/bar; 2012 most improved in tennis; 2012 coaches award in basketball; first place in the Washington Coalition for Open Government Essay Contest; and first place in the Clallam County Democratic Party Essay Contest.
He is a recipient of the Port Angeles Education Foundation Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a minimum 3.5 GPA while taking eight or more AP/honors classes in the 9th-11th grades.
He also received his second PAHS Academic Excellence Award for the month of December, in addition to September 2011.
Daniel's activities include symphonic orchestra, tennis, basketball, track and field, and the Rider News.
His primary focuses are the Rider News, where he is editor and lead anchor, plus tennis and orchestra.
Daniel likes to script, direct and edit short movies with video equipment and editing programs he has invested in.
He started a videography business in June 2013 and has filmed and edited multiple weddings and industrial videos for clients.
Cole Urnes was honored as the Student of the Month for February. He is the son of Mark and Kara Urnes.
Cole holds a 3.71 GAP.
His honors include National Merit semifinalist, 2013 Soroptimist Star Award in music, 2013 PAHS Science Student of the Year, 2013 PAHS Music Student of the Year, 2012 academic letter, 2013 academic bar, 2013 AP scholar award, 2011 winner of Port Angeles Symphony Junior Young Artist Competition, 2011-13 swim and dive letter and a drum major pick for the London New Year's Day Parade.
Cole's activities include Swim and Dive Team, marching band, drum major, Gay-Straight Alliance, Science Club, tubist and trombonist in Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, piano accompanist, cross-country, soccer, track and Movie Club.
He has special interests in rock climbing, piano and hiking .
Christian schools fetes science week
PORT ANGELES — Olympic Christian School recently celebrated a week focused on science with a science fair and workshops.
Students in grades 4-8 worked for more than a month on individual science experiments to present their findings to a panel of two judges.
Grades kindergarten through third each completed a class science experiment and created a project board to display for the student body.
Guest speaker Tami Smith, environmental engineer of Nippon Paper Industries USA in Port Angeles, shared the highlights of the biomass project, which provides power to run the paper mill.
The school congratulates fourth- through eight-grade “OCS Science Fair” 2014 winners, mentioned in third, second and first place, respectively:
■ Fourth grade: LeeAnn Raney, Sydney Frymyer and Bergen Shamp.
■ Fifth grade: Alicia Pairadee, Betty Cameron and Caleb Flodstrom.
■ Sixth grade: Karli Wilder, Keizer Shamp and Ethan Flodstrom.
■ Seventh grade: Gerritt VanProyen, Zephaniah Zankich and Josh Jones.
■ Eighth grade: Matthew Davison, Amanda Dodson and Lily Robertson.
Principal Gary Rude handed out the ribbons to the winning students along with his congratulations.
All students in fourth through eighth grades received a participation ribbon.
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