NEWS BRIEFS — Portions of Waterfront Trail closed this week . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Portions of the Waterfront Trail will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for placement of new gravel.

Tuesday's closure will be the section of trail from the entrance at the Rayonier Inc. property parking lot west to the bottom of Francis Street Park.

Wednesday's closure will be from the trail entrance at the Rayonier property parking lot east to the east end of the fenced Rayonier property.

The project is a joint venture between the Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department, the city Public Works and Utilities Division and Peninsula Trails Coalition.

Turtle Bluff concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The Coffee Concerts, a series at pianist Gwendolyn Moore's Turtle Bluff studio, will bring the music of Franz Schubert and Francis Poulenc this Monday and Tuesday.

In these two 10 a.m. performances, Moore will play Schubert's Late Sonata in B-flat major and then join Barbara Hinchliff for a two-piano rendition of Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos.

Tickets are available for $10 at the door of Turtle Bluff, 523 Blue Ridge Road in the Cape George area.

For directions and details about Turtle Bluff, which raises money for scholarships for local young people studying music, phone 360-385-3626 or email

Free Pilates

PORT ANGELES — A free introduction to beginning Pilates exercises will be offered at the new Strait Exercise & Wellness Center, 708 S. Race St., at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Strait Exercise owner Lynda Guditus Williamson asks participants to bring water, enthusiasm and a thick mat if possible to the class.

Attire is gym clothes — fairly snug-fitting — with socks.

Pilates is an exercise regimen aimed at increasing flexibility, strength and mental awareness.

Space is limited. To reserve a place in the class, phone 360-417-0703.

Retiree reception

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to a reception honoring Port Angeles School Superintendent Jane Pryne on June 2.

The reception will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center, 905 W. Ninth St.

Pryne is retiring June 30 after five years leading the school district.

Marc Jackson, presently a school district superintendent from Southern California, will take over July 1.

Garden walk, talk slated in Port Angeles on Friday

PORT ANGELES — Home gardeners can get advice from local experts about vegetable gardening at the Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St., from noon to 1 p.m. Friday.

This month, veteran Master Gardeners Bob Cain, Laurel Moulton and Jeanette Stehr-Green will talk about cool-weather crops, soil amendments, raised beds, tent caterpillars and more.

The event is part of “Lunch in the Garden,” an educational series sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners the second Friday of each month through September.

Each month, local Master Gardeners will lead a one-hour walk through the community garden to show home gardeners what needs to be done in vegetable gardens at that time and what problems are likely to appear.

During these walks, Master Gardeners also answer questions and share recipes that use fresh local produce.

For more information about “Lunch in the Garden,” phone 360-565-2679.

Tech Trek camp

PORT TOWNSEND — Three incoming eighth-grade girls from East Jefferson County will be selected to attend Tech Trek, a weeklong residential summer camp.

Teachers at local public schools have nominated girls who exhibit a particular interest in science and math.

The camp focuses on the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, career areas in which women are typically underrepresented.

The applicants will be interviewed, and winners will be selected for camp scholarships.

Research sponsored by the American Association of University Women indicates that middle school girls who lack encouragement, challenge and role models in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects may not continue to pursue those areas in high school and college.

As a remedy, Tech Trek was started in 1998 at Stanford University to serve 150 California middle school girls.

The program has grown and now serves 800 girls a year.

AAUW Washington is actively seeking tax-deductible donations to cover local scholarships.

A $10 donation pays for workshop/mini-lab supplies for one camper, $50 pays for all classroom materials for one camper, $100 pays for field trip transportation for two campers, and $1,000 would pay for a full scholarship for one local girl.

For more information about the camp or donations, phone Jane Macnab Dow at 360-379-9325 or Elizabeth Crouch at 360-390-8645.

Teen swing dancing

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., will present teen swing dance workshops with award-winning instructor Carol Hathaway.

Classes will be held at the library at 7 p.m. this Monday and May 12 and 19.

These introductory classes are for young adults ages 12-18 and are presented as part of the library's 2014 Get Moving! series.

Admission is free.

Partners are not required, and participants my choose to attend one, two or all three classes.

For more information, phone 360-417-8500 or visit

School registration

SEQUIM — Helen Haller Elementary School, 350 W. Fir St., will hold a kindergarten registration and screening from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the school library.

Children will go through a brief screening process with the kindergarten staff and visit a kindergarten classroom while parents complete paperwork in the library.

For more information, phone the office at 360-582-3200.

A similar kindergarten registration event will take place at Greywolf Elementary School, 171 Carlsborg Road in Carlsborg, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday.

For more information about kindergarten registration at Greywolf, phone 360-582-3300.

To register a child for kindergarten, parents/legal guardians should bring their child's official birth certificate or passport, record of immunization dates and proof of residency.

Acceptable forms of proof of residency include rent/lease agreements, a driver's license or a current bill with the address listed.

Children need to be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2014, in order to attend kindergarten this fall.

Enrollment and registration information, as well as a map showing the boundary line between Helen Haller and Greywolf, can be found at under “Our District.”

For further assistance, phone 360-582-3260.

Photo club speaker

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Photo Club will welcome guest speaker Barney Burke to its regular meeting at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.

The meeting is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Burke is a photojournalist. He will share his history along with tips on street photography and photojournalism.

For more information, visit

Senior nutrition

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Senior Nutrition Site dinners will be served at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

A suggested donation is $5 for those who are 60 or older.

People younger than 60 can attend for $8.

Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance to 360-457-8921.

Menus are subject to change.

■ Tuesday: Sliced tomatoes, Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, broccoli and peach crisp.

■ Wednesday: Tomato Florentine, green salad with hard-boiled egg, grilled cheese, grapes and strawberry ice cream.

■ Thursday: Pea salad, macaroni and cheese with ham, broccoli and cauliflower, and fresh fruit.

■ Friday: Green salad, meatloaf, whipped potatoes, peas and watermelon.

The Help book talk

SEQUIM — The Help by Kathryn Stockett will be discussed at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Deep South of the 1960s is the volatile setting for this novel about two black maids in Jackson, Miss., and the white women who employ them.

As the lives of these women intertwine, they build a “compelling story whose heartbeat is injustice, indignation and cultural change,” according to a news release.

Copies of the book are available at the Sequim Library in various formats, including large print, audiobook on CD and downloadable e-book or audio. They 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, visit the library's website, phone 360-683-1161 or email

Forum slated on issue of area hunger

PORT LUDLOW — A “Share the Bounty” community forum will be held at the Beach Club, 121 Marine Drive, from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

Chimacum Superintendent Rich Stewart, Tri-Area Food Bank Manager Coni Johnson, Backpacks for Kids Weekend Nutrition Programs and the Y-Summer Food Programs will address the issues of hunger in Jefferson County.

The guest speaker is Richard LeMieux, author of Breakfast at Sally's.

Admission is free.

For more information, phone 360-437-0423 or email

Bonsai care talk

SEQUIM — The Dungeness Bonsai Society will meet at the Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 W. Washington St., at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The program will feature Ruth Anderson, a noted bonsai artist.

She will discuss all aspects of bonsai care, with emphasis on fertilization.

This is an opportunity to learn how soil, water, pruning, repotting and fertilization relate to proper plant care.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, phone Bob Stack at 360-683-1315.

Youth health clinic slated over 2 months

PORT HADLOCK — Over the next few weeks, WSU Jefferson County Extension and 4-H will teach a youth “Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness” curriculum from Cornell University at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The seminars are from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 14, 21 and 28, as well as June 4 and 11.

The program is free to youths ages 8-13.

Choose Health Action Teens and/or adult nutrition educators will teach lessons that focus on information and behaviors leading to living a healthy lifestyle.

For more information or to register, email Stephanie Sanders at or contact Sue Hay at 360-379-5610, ext. 5610, or

Poster art wanted

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Main Street Program is seeking original poster art to illustrate the 2014 Concerts on the Dock poster.

Original art submissions can be submitted on 11-inch-by-17-inch paper in person to the Main Street office at 211 Taylor St., Suite 3, or camera-ready graphic design submissions (must be at 300 dpi or higher in the same dimensions) can be submitted electronically in PDF form by May 15 to

The prize includes event tickets and gift certificates.

The 2013 Concerts on the Dock poster featured original art by Rose Soini of Chimacum. The work was created by making hand-cut paper patterns in bright colors.

For more information, phone the Main Street program at 360-385-7911 or visit

Fashion luncheon

BLYN — The Sequim-Dungeness Hospital Guild will host its annual luncheon and fashion show with a silent auction in Club Seven lounge at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29.

Tickets are on sale for $18 at the guild's thrift shop, 204 W. Bell St., Sequim.

The silent auction will feature an array of items for the home, high-end clothing and jewelry.

All clothing modeled in the fashion show is from the thrift shop and will be for sale after the show.

For more information, phone 360-683-7044.

Poet, boatbuilder

PORT ANGELES — Poet and boatbuilder Matt Nienow will return for a reading at Wine on the Waterfront, 115 E. Railroad Ave., from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission is free.

Nienow's poetry “hews close to the ground of experience, to the builder's tools, family and home, wind and water,” according to a news release.

The event is sponsored by North Coast Writers.

For more information, phone Suzann Bick at 360-797-1245, email or visit

Mindfulness talk

PORT HADLOCK — A discussion, “Staying Present: Mindfulness Practice for Everyday Life,” will be held at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Jackie Levin, RN, MS and patient advocate, will discuss mindfulness tools and guided practice to incorporate into daily life.

Admission is free.

For more information, phone Brwyn Griffin at 360-385-6544, email or visit

Bingo on Tuesdays

PORT ANGELES — Agnew Helpful Neighbors Bingo will take place at 1241 N. Barr Road at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through October.

There are packet and dollar games, with a $10 minimum buy-in.

Food is available. Proceeds benefit local scholarships.

For more information, phone Jerry Reid at 360-452-2872.

Weed removal set

SEQUIM — Broom Busters II will begin cleaning up the Olympic Discovery Trail every Wednesday in May from 9 a.m. to noon starting Wednesday.

The goal is to take out the invasive noxious-weed scotch broom along the trail.

The group will begin where they left off last year, at Whitefeather Way, just off U.S. Highway 101, and continue westward to Morse Creek.

Broom Busting II is being done in conjunction with the river center rally fundraiser to help support the Dungeness River Audubon Center's educational programs and maintain Railroad Bridge Park.

Donations of dollars and time and loan of weed wrenches are appreciated.

Contact Gretha Davis at 360-477-5407 or

Future of theater topic of PA forum

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Art Council will host a public forum on the future of the Lincoln Theater at Studio Bob, 118 E. Front St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Loom lounge will be open and serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Amy McIntyre at 360-808-8507 or

Library Gadget Lab

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will hold 15-minute Gadget Labs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

These one-on-one sessions are free and by appointment only.

Learn how to download library material to a personal electronic device.

For more information or to register, phone at 360-683-1161, email Amber Blume-Barrett at or visit

Adobe Cloud talk

PORT ANGELES — A Strait Macintosh User Group meeting will be held at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Kenia Taylor, a graphic designer and member of the Olympic Peninsula Adobe User Group, will present on Adobe Creative Cloud, which is the latest of Adobe's offerings and includes all of the applications that Adobe has to offer.

Taylor will review all of the features that the Creative Cloud has to offer, along with some lesser known features in the Adobe library. There also will be door prizes.

Refreshments will be provided, and the meeting is open to all.

For more information, phone Craig Gottschalk at 360-775-1250 or visit

'Share the Bounty'

PORT TOWNSEND — A “Share the Bounty Community Forum” will be held at the community center, 620 Tyler St., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Admission is free.

A panel of speakers, including the Port Townsend school superintendent , representatives from local food banks and more, will address the issue of hunger in Jefferson County.

For more information, phone 360-379-3716 or email

Agriculture lecture

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Master Gardeners will present “Women in Agriculture” at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

The lecture is open to the public.

According to a news release, women are choosing to farm more than at any other time in history. Master Gardener Judi Stewart recently attended the WSU Women in Agriculture Conference and will discuss some of the opportunities for women who are interested in farming.

Stewart also will show how the number of women who own and operate farms and ranches has been increasing while the number of farms as a whole has been decreasing.

Foundation business meetings follow each lecture.

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

Tomato tips talk

PORT ANGELES — Veteran Washington State University Master Gardener Judy English will share tips Thursday for meeting the challenge of harvesting ripe tomatoes in a cool maritime climate.

Her “Green Thumb Garden Tips Brown Bag” educational series presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the county commissioners' meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

English will discuss growing tomatoes from starter plants. She will provide tips on selecting varieties and healthy plants, and describe location, soil and sun requirements and grafting, as well as demonstrate trench and conventional planting methods, and explain watering, feeding and pruning techniques.

English also will describe fungal issues that affect tomatoes.

She will give a similar presentation at the Master Gardener Woodcock Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

For more information, phone 360-417-2279.

Mac users meet

PORT TOWNSEND — PTSLUG, a Macintosh users group, will meet at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

A basic Mac “how-to” starts at 6:30 p.m. before the regular meeting.

The public is welcome.

For more information, visit

CHiPs program set

FORKS — The Masonic lodges of Sequim and Forks will offer their free child identification program, known as CHiPs, at the fourth annual Forks Family Fair.

The program is at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Trained volunteers give parents a video of their child, an impression of their teeth, a DNA swab and their child's fingerprints.

The program provides a community service for the safe recovery of a lost or missing child.

For more information, phone Susie Brandelius at 360-374-9496 or email

Scrapbooking club to meet at PA church

PORT ANGELES — A women's scrapbooking club will meet several times in the upcoming weeks at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 205 Black Diamond Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join the group this Friday, May 23 or June 6 to work on personal scrapbooks and cards.

Bring personal photos; other supplies will be provided free of charge.

The club meets every second and fourth Friday of the month.

For more information, phone 406-422-8035 or email

Staged reading set

PORT TOWNSEND — A staged reading of “The Dining Room” will be performed at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Admission is free.

The Theater Circle will read from A.R. Gurney's script. Each actor will portray multiple roles in scenes spanning several decades, with all the action taking place in a dining room — or rather, many dining rooms.

For information, phone David Hundhausen at 360-379-2566, email him at or visit

Plant sale slated

CHIMACUM — The Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held at HJ Carroll Park, 9884 state Highway 19/Rhody Drive, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Garden plants, including large numbers of native species among trees, shrubs, berries, veggies and ornamentals, will be available.

Cancer screening

PORT ANGELES — A free skin cancer screening will be held at Dr. Charlotte Metzler's office, 4407 Fairmount Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Metzler is a board-certified dermatologist.

No appointments are necessary; the event is first-come, first-served.

All ages are welcome.

For more information, phone Lori Coleman at 360-457-0760.

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