NEWS BRIEFS — Clallam Superior Court appoints part-time family court commissioner . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Superior Court has announced the appointment of Kristen Prater Glenn as a part-time family court commissioner.

Glenn will handle truancy, child support and youth-at-risk calendars on a weekly basis.

Glenn has worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney, handling child support and paternity cases.

As an assistant attorney general, she handled child support enforcement and juvenile dependency cases in Chelan, Clallam and Jefferson counties.

She received the Clallam County Pro Bono Lawyers' Distinguished Service award in recognition of her volunteer work conducting regular child support and parenting plan legal clinics.

Glenn also served as a board member and past president of Clallam County Pro Bono Lawyers.

Glenn becomes part of the team of judicial officers effective April 15.

Donations sought for Lions sale

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Lions Club is accepting donations for the annual Rummage Sale.

The sale will be at the Clallam County Fairgrounds Home Arts Building, 1608 W. 16th St., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

To arrange for pickup through this Friday, phone 360-461-3633.

Items also can be dropped off at the Home Arts Building between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 2-4.

Proceeds from the sale help support the community's needs for eye exams and eyeglasses, wheelchair ramps, scholarships and the area's food bank.

Aging with grace

PORT TOWNSEND — A public forum on graceful aging will take place at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

A panel of experts facilitated by Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader Publisher Scott Wilson will host sessions about the emotional and spiritual challenges of aging, how they impact people in unexpected ways and how people might prepare themselves to face them with grace.

■ “What Does Graceful Aging Look Like?”: The Rev. Bruce Bode, fellowship minister, will open the discussion with his own definition of grace as it applies to the transition between vibrant living and mortality.

■ “How Smooth Is the Road Ahead Likely to Be?”: Mark Harvey, Senior Information & Assistance, regional director of the Olympic Area Agency on Aging and Peninsula Daily News columnist, will explore the “All-of-a-Suddens” that many unexpectedly face.

■ “What Is the Maturing Mind and Developmental IQ?”: Dr. Katherine Ottaway, Quimper Family Medicine, will explain “The Positive Powers of the Aging Brain” as described in The Mature Mind by Gene Cohen.

■ “How Do I Move From Age-ing to Sage-ing?”: Chaplain Stephanie Reith, Hospice of Jefferson Healthcare and Spiritual Eldering Group facilitator, will explore the gifts and possibilities involved with spiritual eldering, a “process of recognizing and claiming the wisdom of lived experience, sharing that wisdom through mentoring and legacy work, and making inner peace with end-of-life.”

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration at is not required but ensures a spot.

For more information, phone 360-379-0609 or visit the website.

Dog park group meets

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Dog Park Committee will meet at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The committee will discuss community involvement, work the trail and check the lockbox at the park.

Treats for humans and canines will be provided.

For more information, visit

Newcomers' lunch speaker

SEQUIM — Andrew May, horticulturist and Peninsula Daily News columnist, will speak at the Newcomers' Club's Tuesday luncheon.

The event will be held at the Cedars of Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, at 11:30 a.m.

The cost is $15.

May will share knowledge of how to get started with spring gardening.

To RSVP by Friday, phone 360-504-2522.

Intro class to needle felting offered

PORT ANGELES — An “Introduction to Needle Felting” class will take place at the Cabled Fiber Studio, 106 N. Laurel St., from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday and again Saturday, April 12.

The cost is $35.

Join artist Lauralee DeLuca to learn the basics of making a piece of “fiber art.”

For more information, phone 360-504-2233, email or visit

Seed talk at Nash's

SEQUIM — Chris Tipton, seed and vegetable manager for Nash's Organic Produce, will present a talk at Nash's Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Tipton will talk on why seed is grown at Nash's and how the farm has developed and selected different varieties for both seed sales and vegetable production.

“For Nash's farm to remain viable, we need seed that is suited to our climate and organic production methods,” Tipton said.

“It's also important as the seed industry consolidates — and all seed goes into the hands of a few giant corporations — that farmers all over the nation and the world hold on to open-pollinated and heritage seed varieties. This helps maintain seed diversity and robust local food systems.”

Easter Bread Sale

SEQUIM — Sequim Rainbow Girls are taking orders for their annual Easter Bread Sale, which includes hot cross buns, scones, almond biscotti, lemon nut bread, poppy seed bread and more.

Breads will be baked in the Sequim Masonic Lodge kitchen Saturday, April 12.

The order deadline is Monday, April 7.

Send order and check to Sequim Rainbow Girls, c/o Mary Miller, 830 N. Minstrel Road, Sequim, WA 98382.

Orders will be available for pickup at the Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

For more information, phone Mary Miller at 360-417-9236.

'Elkie' films sought for student fest

SEQUIM — Sequim Middle School students are working on films for the ninth annual Sequim Education Foundation Student Film Festival, which will be held in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18.

Students will compete for more than $7,000 worth of scholarships and awards.

The deadline for all student film submissions is April 7.

In addition to the regular competition, students this year will be able to submit films on behalf of their favorite school clubs.

The film that best depicts how their club embodies school spirit will win a $500 cash award for the club.

The public is welcome to attend the screenings and help decide the fate of the “Elkie” award.

For more information, visit or phone Elna Kawal at 360-683-3027.

Joke-telling event

PORT ANGELES — An April Fools' Joke-Telling Evening is back at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

The public is asked to come tell jokes or help fill out the audience in the Raymond Carver Room at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

There is no charge, and registration is not required.

Jokes are uncensored.

The evening is co-hosted by Port Book & News and the Story People of Clallam County.

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