NEWS BRIEFS — 'Curious about Coffee' talk in Sequim today . . . and other local items

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Coffee roast talk

SEQUIM — Don Batcheller of Rainshadow Coffee Roasting Co. will speak as part of the next Food for Thought Series, “Curious About Coffee?”

His talk is at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Batcheller will provide information about this popular beverage, from roasting to direct trade relationships.

Registration is not required for the free event.

For more information, phone Ambur Taft at 360-683-1161, email or visit

Symphony meeting

PORT ANGELES — The annual meeting of the Port Angeles Symphony will be held at the Port Angeles Symphony office, 216 N. Laurel St., at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The meeting is open to supporters of the orchestra, donors, season ticket-holders and volunteers.

Reading series

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading Series will feature Rebecca Rafuse and Judy Drechsler at the Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Rafuse majored in art and English at Queens University and studied at the New York School of Interior Design.

For 40 years, she has developed her pen and ink/watercolor art and published more than 30 illustrated poetry chapbooks.

Drechsler is a poet and writer who spent most of her teaching career in Anchorage, Alaska.

She served as president of the Alaska State Literacy Association and was a reading/writing workshop consultant for school districts throughout the state.

Readings are free, though donations are accepted.

For more information, phone Bill Mawhinney at 360-437-9081 or visit

Show and Shine

BLYN — The Peninsula Dream Machines will host their seventh annual Show and Shine at 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event is free and open to the public.

Classic vehicles, including automobiles, motorcycles and more, will be shown.

For more information, phone the casino at 360-683-7777.

Chimacum alumni

PORT TOWNSEND — The Chimacum Alumni Association's 60th annual dinner will be held at the Elks Lodge, 550 Otto St., on Saturday, June 21.

The music, dinner and meeting will begin at 5 p.m., with an open house starting at about 7 p.m. for all others not able to attend the dinner.

Advance reservations are required, and payment must be received by June 6.

The honor classes are those who graduated in years ending in “4” and the class of 1989 (25 years).

The class members present from the class of 1964 will be receiving the Golden C award.

Music this year will be provided by Brian “Buck” Ellard from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Dinner will be provided by GBF Catering.

The cost for the evening will be $35 per person.

If unable to attend, dues this year will be $10 per graduate.

Scholarship donations are welcome.

Include the class year with any check and mail to Chimacum Alumni, P.O. Box 554, Chimacum, WA 98325.

For more information, email or visit

Last modified: May 20. 2014 1:00AM
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