NEWS BRIEFS — Drum circle gathering tonight at Peninsula College’s Longhouse . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — “Drum your joy at the arrival of spring blossoms,” says the invitation to tonight’s Community Drum Circle inside the Longhouse at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Admission is free, and drummers, dancers and singers are welcome — regardless of previous experience — in the circle from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

“Bring a drum, family, friends and enthusiasm,” the flier says.

For more details about the drum circle, which meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Longhouse, email

PA council meet

PORT ANGELES — A special meeting of the City Council will be held in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 321 East Fifth St., today at 5 p.m., to conduct a work session on the long-range financial plan.

Last call for artists

PORT ANGELES — Arts Northwest has announced the last call for artist submissions for the 2014 annual conference in Eugene, Ore.

Applications are being accepted from performing artists and their agents.

Online forms can be found at

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 4.

Held Oct. 13 through 16 this year, the Northwest Booking Conference attracts performing artists, theater managers, presenting organizations, agents, arts educators and other arts professionals from across the Western United States and Canada.

Showcases represent the heart and soul of the conference. These 12-minute excerpts by professional touring artists fall into two categories: juried and after-hours.

Juried showcases are selected through a rigorous peer-panel process and occur over three days.

Scouts lawn care

SEQUIM — As a fundraiser, Sequim Boy Scout Troop 1498 will offer lawn aeration services Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13.

The cost is $49 for up to a quarter-acre.

Owners need not be home for the service but need to have lawns mowed, underground sprinkler heads marked and pet waste picked up.

Make checks payable to Boy Scout Troop 1498.

To sign up for service, phone 360- 681-2784 or email

Sons of Italy scholarship available

PORT ANGELES — The local chapter of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America invites applications for the Elena Buonpane Memorial Scholarship to assist students with an Italian heritage or students interested in Italian culture to further their education.

One local scholarship for $700 will be awarded for the academic school year of 2014-15 to be used at any college or technical school of the student’s choice.

Residents of Clallam and Jefferson counties, in high school or college, are eligible to apply.

The funds may be used for books or tuition and will be sent to the school of the student’s enrollment upon notification.

Applications are available at local high schools and Peninsula College counseling offices or by phoning Don Zanon at 360-452-8677.

Criteria for eligibility are Italian heritage, residency in Clallam or Jefferson County, evidence and name of college or technical school enrolled or applying to and a 200-500 word written essay.

To apply, fill out the application with information requested, submit completed application postmarked on or before April 18 to Order of Sons of Italy in America, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 1508 W. 12th St., Port Angeles, WA 98363.

Gun show slated

CARLSBORG — The Pacific Northwest Shooting Park Association will host a gun show at Macleay Hall at the Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road.

The show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 20.

Set up is Friday, April 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $7 for a family. Children younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

The public can buy, sell and trade guns and other related items.

This nonprofit association is offering $35 display tables for both days.

For-profit clubs or individual programs can get a table for $20 Saturday or $15 Sunday.

Nonprofit shooting organizations can sign up for a no-charge table both days.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

For more information, phone Don Roberts at 360-457-1846 or email

Chain gang busy

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Chain Gang removed 840 pounds of refuse from 7.8 miles of county roadways during the week of March 10-14.

Trash was picked up from Tumwater Truck Route between Westport Shipyard and Lauridsen Boulevard, as well as Fuhrman Road, Calawah Way and Bogachiel Way.

This included recycling approximately 40 pounds of aluminum.

Crews also placed covers over recently planted trees at the Ranger Road Pit, as well as pulled ivy from the old fire station on Lincoln Street for Councilwoman Cherie Kidd.

In addition, a total of 900 pounds of trash was removed from three illegal dump sites along Black Diamond Road between March 3-7.

Crews also removed approximately 1,890 scotch broom plants from Morse Creek Pit.

Last modified: March 24. 2014 6:22PM
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