NEWS BRIEFS — Mushroom lecture set Wednesday in Gardiner. . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Mycological Society’s speaker for this month is Langdon Cook, author of The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America and Fat of the Land.

He will speak at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Seattle author is a 2014 Northwest Book Award winner for his tale about the often secretive world of mushroom hunters and dealers on the West Coast.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit

April gadget labs

SEQUIM — Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will host several “Gadget Labs” from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

April labs will be held April 16, 23 and 30.

These 15-minute appointment-only sessions are free.

Participants will meet with a technology expert to help with e-reader or audio device usage, focusing on downloading books from the library.

To schedule an appointment, phone Amber Blume-Barrett at 360-683-1161, email or visit

Community garden

CHIMACUM — “Growing Food Together: Community Gardening in Jefferson County” is the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation’s April educational lecture subject.

The free lecture takes place at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, on Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Master Gardener Lys Burden and Judy Alexander, an advocate of environmental sustainability with an emphasis on local food resources, will discuss the history and benefits of community gardening.

Questions and sharing experiences are encouraged throughout the lecture.

For more information, email Jefferson County WSU Master Gardeners at or visit

Young poets read works

PORT ANGELES — Twelve high school poets will read their works in a poetry slam at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The poems cover a wide variety of topics, from loneliness to the meaning of art and even “An Ode to a Trash Can.”

Poems will be judged prior to the contest based on content by volunteers Diane Urbani de la Paz of the Peninsula Daily News and Michael Mills of Peninsula College.

The winning poet will receive a tablet. Second- and third-place poets will win an iPod and gift certificates to local bookstores.

The slam is open to the public and part of National Poetry Month.

Other poetry events include a slam for middle school students Friday, April 18, and self-guided poetry walks on local trails starting later this month.

For more information, visit and click on “Events”; phone 360-417-8500, ext. 7733; or email Youth Services Librarian Jennifer Knight at

Repotting orchids

SEQUIM — Learn the techniques for repotting orchids at the Olympic Peninsula Orchid Society’s meeting at 341 Evans Road at noon Thursday.

Members will be on hand to teach and assist.

A nominal fee will be charged for the orchid material used.

Bring lunch for the meeting portion.

For more information, phone 360-385-3723.

‘Frybread’ film slated next week

BLYN— Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library will present Native Film Night, featuring “More Than Frybread,” an Alex Holt Hamilton film, in Red Cedar Hall on the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Campus, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

The film is Thursday, April 17.

The evening’s schedule is as follows:

• 3:30 p.m.: Film-making workshop

• 5:30 p.m.: Dinner

• 6 p.m.: Movie, meet the director

• 8 p.m.: Auditions for Holt Hamilton’s next film.

Admission is free, but seating is limited.

RSVP to 360-681-4614 or email

The movie is about frybread makers who compete for the first-ever state of Arizona Frybread Championship.

Twenty-two Native American frybread makers, representing all 22 tribes in Arizona, convene under one roof to see who is the state’s best frybread maker.

The film takes a larger than life turn in the final round as the four finalists battle for pride, prize money and a trip to the National World Wide Frybread Association Championship in New York City.

For more information, phone tribal librarian Bonnie Roos at 360-582-5783.

Seeking out artists

PORT TOWNSEND — Northwind Arts Center is calling for Washington artists to submit their artwork between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. June 1 or between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 2.

Jurors for this show are Christina and Brad Mace, Washington natives and owners of the Simon Mace gallery,who have lived in Port Townsend for 10 years with their dog, Simon, the gallery’s namesake.

During the month of June, Northwind Arts Center will celebrate all creatures great and small in a juried art show titled “Fins, Feathers and Fur.”

Winners of Best of Show and Merit awards will receive cash prizes and certificates.

Twenty percent of proceeds will go to Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene.

The ranch is committed to providing safe place for unwanted, injured or abandoned animals.

For more information, phone 360-385-4812 or email

Vendors needed

SEQUIM — The city is seeking vendors for the Fire Centennial Celebration, to be held at the Carrie Blake reuse park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

The event begins with an antique fire engine parade; continues at the park with music, food and games; and concludes at 5 that evening, followed by a “Burning Down the House” after-party at 8 p.m. at 7 Cedars Casino.

The event will be co-hosted by the casino and sponsored by the city, Clallam County Fire District No. 3 and local businesses and vendors.

Interested vendors can visit and click on “Vendors” to download an application.

For more information, phone Kelly Jo Hill at 360-461-3950 or email

Send faxes to 360-683-6834.

Kids program to focus on fiction writing

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County Library’s ongoing “Wednesday Afternoons at the Library” program will focus on writing fiction starting Wednesday and continuing April 16, 23 and 30.

The programs are from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the library, 620 Cedar Ave., and are for children ages 8 to 13.

Freelance writer and novelist Jolie Stekly will lead young writers on the craft of writing fiction.

Chimacum students can ride the school bus from Chimacum Elementary to Chimacum Primary and walk to the library.

Inquire at the school office for details on riding the bus.

For more information, visit or phone 360-385-6544.

Easter party, hunt

CHIMACUM — A Community Easter Party and Egg Hunt will be held at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 45 Redeemer Way, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, phone 360-385-6977 or visit

Sixth annual boat show

PORT LUDLOW — Port Ludlow Marina, 1 Gull Drive, will host its sixth annual For Sale by Owner boat show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event will feature privately owned boats both in the water and on trailers for individual boat buyers to view and explore.

A flea market and marine swap will also held in conjunction with the sale under the covered pavilion at the marina.

Admittance to the show is free to the public, and there will be hot dogs and other goodies available for sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Port Ludlow Marina is looking for boat owners to showcase their boats at the event.

Participants should come to the show prepared to stay with their boats during the day to answer visitor’s questions.

Although the “FSBO” show is not open to brokers, individual owners whose boats are listed with brokers are welcome to show their own boats.

The fee to show vessels in the water or on trailer is $20 for boats/dinghies/kayaks 20 feet or smaller and $25 for boats longer than 20 feet.

Additionally, for individuals interested in participating in the marine swap, there is a $15 fee to reserve a 10-by-10 booth along with a picnic table to hold belongings for sale.

For more information about the event or to register a vessel or a booth, phone the Port Ludlow Marina at 800-308-7991.

To learn more about Port Ludlow Marina and the resort community of Port Ludlow, visit

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