NEWS BRIEFS — North Coast Writers gather tonight in Port Angeles . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Matthew Nienow, an award-winning poet, musician and boat builder from Port Townsend, is tonight’s featured reader at the North Coast Writers’ gathering at Wine on the Waterfront, upstairs in The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

Lovers of poetry are invited to the free event at 7 p.m., while more information is available at and 360-797-1245.

Forks market kicks off May 17

FORKS — The Forks Open Aire Market will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting May 17 and ending Oct. 11.

Located at 1421 S. Forks Ave., across from the airport, the market is an organization of local craftpersons, artists, gardeners, sellers and swappers coming together in a park-like setting to enjoy the opportunity to showcase and sell their crafts, arts, wearables, edibles, growables and swapables.

New members are welcome.

Those interested in selling goods can rent a 10-by-10 space for $5 each Saturday.

Sellers must provide their own table and/or canopy.

For more information, phone 360-374-6332 or email

Yearly Friends of Animals meeting set

SEQUIM — The annual meeting of Peninsula Friends of Animals will be at the Lazy Acres Clubhouse, 111 Dryke Road, at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting is two weeks earlier than in previous years.

The business meeting will start at 6 p.m. after snacks.

All Peninsula Friends of Animals members are encouraged to attend.

Oncology program

SEQUIM — An “Oncology Genetics 101” program will be held at the Olympic Medical Center’s Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., second floor, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 12.

The event is free and open to the public.

“Oncology Genetics 101” is an educational discussion on the relationship between genes and cancer by senior genetic counselor and co-director of the UWMC Genetic Medicine Clinics Robin L. Bennett.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to 360-683-9895 by Thursday.

Arts Commission

SEQUIM — The Sequim City Council has created a City Arts Advisory Commission to advise the City Council on matters related to art and culture, and the council is seeking applicants to serve four-year terms on this voluntary commission.

At least three applicants must reside in the Sequim city limits. The additional two to four applicants must be Clallam County residents and reside within the Sequim School District boundary.

The commission members will be appointed upon the basis of demonstrated interest in, and knowledge and support of, the arts.

For a full list of the authority and duties of this commission, visit

For more information or to obtain an application, write Sequim City Hall, 226 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382, phone 360-683-4139 or visit

Submit applications to Karen Kuznek-Reese, city clerk, at the Sequim City Hall or by email to before 4 p.m. Friday, May 23.

Last modified: May 05. 2014 6:47PM
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