NEWS BRIEFS — Traffic disruption expected in Port Angeles on Friday . . . and other items

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PORT ANGELES — Removal of temporary striping and installation of permanent pavement markers at the intersection of Race and Eighth streets begins today, weather permitting.

The signals will be shut down and traffic controlled in all directions by flagging.

The work is scheduled to be completed no later than Wednesday.

'Return of the River'

PORT TOWNSEND — Jessica Plumb, producer and chief editor of “Return of the River,” will speak at the Jefferson County Historical Society First Friday Lecture at 7 tonight.

The program will be held in council chambers at historic City Hall, 540 Water St.

Admission is by donation. Proceeds support historical society programs.

Plumb's documentary film about the Elwha River tells the story of the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history.

The film takes the viewer soaring over the mountain headwaters of the Elwha, under the river to schools of salmon and inside the power plant on its final day of operation.

It introduces people and perspectives from all sides of the Elwha project.

The documentary was filmed by cinematographer John Gussman of Sequim.

Plumb, of Port Townsend, is the director of Plumb Productions. She has a bachelor's degree from Yale and a master's from Goddard College.

Seating for the film is limited, said Bill Tennent, historical society executive director.

Cherry trees to be planted

PORT ANGELES — City crew members will plant two cherry trees at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., as an Arbor Day observance Wednesday.

The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. on the east side of the building.

Arbor Day — founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska City, Neb. — is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees.

Christian women's group to host lunch

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Christian Women's Connection will host a “Singing in the Rain” buffet luncheon at the Port Angeles CrabHouse Restaurant, 221 N. Lincoln St.

The lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The inclusive cost is $16 and is open to all women.

DeAnn Chambers of Newburg, Ore., will speak.

Sky Heatherton, artist and owner of the Landing Art Gallery, will share her work.

For reservations, phone 360-452-4343 or 360-457-8261.

Volunteers sought for Dungeness refuge

SEQUIM — Volunteers are needed at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, with the required training taking place at the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road, from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 11.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service volunteer duties include greeting visitors and providing information about the refuge's trails and wildlife.

Additional opportunities include wildlife surveys, invasive-species mitigation, habitat restoration, maintenance, beach cleanup and administration.

The required annual refresher course for current volunteers is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lunch is provided from noon to 1 p.m.

For more information and to reserve a space for training, contact Dave Falzetti at 360-457-8451 or

Book discussion

SEQUIM — April 1865: The Month that Saved America by Jay Winik will be discussed at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

April 1865 is the first major reassessment of the Civil War's close — an account of the 30 most pivotal days in the history of the U.S.

Copies are available at the Sequim Library. They also can be requested online through the library catalog at

Pre-registration for this program is not required, and drop-ins are welcome.

For more information, phone 360-683-1161 or email

Photo club to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Photo Club will meet at the community center, 620 Tyler St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

Guest speaker David Conklin, owner of David Conklin Photography, will give a presentation, “How to Prepare your Digital Images for Printing.”

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, email or visit

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