NEWS BRIEFS — 'Barn Day' on horse use in ONP is Saturday . . . and other items

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Olympic National Park backcountry travel using horses

PORT ANGELES — Interested, experienced and new horse riders and stock users are invited to meet park packers and learn about backcountry travel in the Olympic National Park wilderness at the park's annual Barn Day event at the Elwha Barn from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Elwha Barn is located on Whiskey Bend Road off Olympic Hot Springs Road, about 7 miles west of Port Angeles.

The event will feature workshops on packing, trail equipment, leave-no-trace and trail etiquette. Participants are asked not to bring personal stock animals.

For more information, contact Larry Lack, Olympic National Park trail supervisor, at or 360-565-3178.

TAFY car wash set

PORT ANGELES — TAFY, or The Answer For Youth, is having its first car wash of the year at Angeles Pawn, 619 E. First St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

All donations go directly to youth projects and needs.

Talk on China set

PORT ANGELES — The Sons of Norway Lodge No. 37 will present guest speaker Moon Li at 131 W. Fifth St. at 7 p.m. Monday.

Li, of Guilin, China, will present a slide show travelogue of her home area in the south.

She will talk about the people who live in this part of China.

Li is an exchange teacher at Peninsula College.

The public is invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

All-ages dance set

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College Associated Student Government will host senior citizens from all over the North Olympic Peninsula at its 17th annual all-ages dance.

The dance is at the Pirate Union Building at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The event pairs college students and senior citizens for a night of “old-school” dancing.

“This is a great event,” said Rick Ross, director of student programs.

“Most college students have not experienced ballroom, swing, waltz and polka, and this gives them an opportunity to learn from those in our community who enjoy dancing as part of their lifestyle.”

The band Wally's Boys will perform.

Admission is free.

Retirees auction

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County School Retirees Association will hold its annual silent auction during a meeting at the North Olympic Peninsula Skill Center, 905 W. Ninth St.

The meeting is from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Proceeds from the auction go directly to support association mini-grants for Clallam County schoolteachers.

Bring all donated items (books, crafts, baked goods and gently recycled items) by 11:30 a.m.

Monetary donations can be sent to CCSRA, P.O. Box 1684, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

For more information, phone Lora Brabant at 360-457-5177.

Young adult books

PORT ANGELES — Award-winning poet and author Maureen McQuerry will speak at the Maier Performance Hall, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday as part of Peninsula College's Foothills Writers Series.

A resident of Richland, McQuerry specializes in young adult literature.

Her first young adult book, The Peculiars, was a Young Adult Library Services Association 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults award winner and was selected by Bank Street and Horn Book, and named a Westchester YA best book.

McQuerry has two new young adult books scheduled to be published later this year. Both are part of her new series, Time Out of Time.

Beyond the Door will be released this spring. The Telling Stone will be released in the fall.

For information, visit or

Officers installed

PORT ANGELES — The Tirzah Club, Daughters of the Nile, recently installed officers at its March meeting.

Installed were Victoria Kelly, president; Audre Bower, vice president; Judith Shanks, secretary; Vicky Larson, treasurer; and Helen Rice, chaplain, with Bev Morris as her alternate for the next year.

For more information about the club, phone Audre Bower at 360-457-6661.

Adult learning programs

PORT TOWNSEND — Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., has announced its Spring 2014 Adult Learning Programs.

Special events, courses and ongoing groups will be offered to the public free of charge from mid-April through June 2014.

Offerings are designed to meet a variety of interests: one-day workshops, lectures and field trips, plus weekly courses exploring personal belief systems, academic subjects, creativity, physical activity and lifestyle challenges and choices.

There are also ongoing groups devoted to reading (fiction, nonfiction, poetry), knitting, meditation and playing the recorder.

Course brochures will be available beginning Monday at the fellowship, the Port Townsend and Jefferson County libraries, and the Port Townsend Community Center.

Brochures can be downloaded at under “Adult Programs.”

There is no fee, though some classes may involve book or materials costs, and field trips may involve travel expenses or entry fees.

All are welcome.

Child care is available on request for programs during after-school hours.

Public enrollment begins Monday.

Enroll online with SignUpGenius at

Assistance with enrollment is available from office volunteers at the fellowship Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Assistance is also available by contacting Joyce Francis at 360-437-5011 or

Last modified: April 11. 2014 12:00AM
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