NEWS BRIEFS — Jazz Ensemble to make music in Port Angeles on Sunday . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., will welcome the Peninsula Jazz Ensemble under the direction of David Jones for its fifth annual Jazz Mass on Sunday.

The service begins at 10 a.m. and will be held in celebration of the diversity of music that expresses praise and worship of God.

The event will be followed by a taco feed, to which all are invited.

Phone the church at 360-457-4862 or visit

HU Song in Sequim

SEQUIM — A free Community HU Song event will be held in the Sequim Library auditorium, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The HU Song is an ancient invocation used to open the consciousness to the heavenly light and sound of God, resulting in mystical experiences, spiritual insights and states of enlightenment and inner peace, according to a news release.

Participants will be taught how to sing the HU, practice it for 20 minutes and ask any questions.

There will follow an open discussion on “Keys to Soul Travel” at 11 a.m.

Participants can meet like-minded people with common interests in learning more about expanding their spiritual awareness in everyday living.

They can also share stories and experiences or just listen to others share theirs in a nonjudgmental discussion.

Email Lowell McGee at

Unity teacher talks

PORT ANGELES — Johnnie Woods, licensed Unity teacher, will speak at Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday.

Her lesson will be “Higher.”

Woods also is a life coach and HeartMath one-on-one provider.

She serves Seattle Unity Church in a variety of ways, including as prayer chaplain.

Free child care is available during the service.

A time for meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

All are welcome.

Taize service set

PORT ANGELES — All are welcome to the ecumenical Taize service at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., at 7 p.m. Monday.

There will be a meditative, candlelit atmosphere that includes singing simple, repetitive songs during the hourlong service.

Taize will continue to be held the fourth Monday of each month.

Newcomers' Club to host June brunch

PORT ANGELES — The Newcomers' Club of the Olympic Peninsula will host a brunch at Joshua's Restaurant & Lounge, 113 DelGuzzi Drive, on Tuesday, June 3.

Socializing begins at 10 a.m.

The club is open to all residents of the Olympic Peninsula.

Don Perry, the dean of Underground Port Angeles, will regale with stories about the roaring town in the early 1900s, when Port Angeles was 15 feet lower and a lot racier.

RSVP by noon Friday, May 30, by phoning 360-504-2522.

Members sought

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Friends of the Library are taking renewals and accepting memberships.

The Friends provide direct financial assistance for material and programs that are beyond the library's annual budget.

For information on membership renewal or becoming a member, request a membership form by emailing; writing to the Friends at P.O. Box 1720, Port Angeles, WA 98362; or by stopping by the Friends bookstore in the library's lobby, located at 2210 S. Peabody St.

Marine sanctuary seeks applicants

PORT ANGELES — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for two positions on its advisory council.

The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.

“The members of our advisory council represent a vibrant and diverse body of expertise from our community,” said Carol Bernthal, sanctuary superintendent.

Assist sanctuary

“Their input and experience assist the sanctuary in making well-informed decisions on how to best manage and protect our cultural and natural resources. ”

The sanctuary is accepting applications for the education alternate seat and the marine resources committee alternate seat.

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources.

Applicants who are chosen as primary members or alternate members should expect to serve a three-year term.

Applications are due June 30.

To receive an application kit or for more information, contact Karlyn Langjahr, sanctuary advisory council coordinator, at 360-457-6622, ext. 31, or; or contact Norma Klein, office administrator, at 360-457-6622, ext. 10, or

Interested applicants also can mail the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362, for an application.

Application kits can be downloaded from the sanctuary's website at

Education grants now available

CLALLAM COUNTY — Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is offering grants to college students who are majoring in education.

Applicants must have graduated from a Clallam County high school and be a student at either the junior or senior level in an accredited teacher-training institution of higher learning or be working on their initial teacher certification post-college.

Students who have completed the first two years of work at Peninsula College and have been accepted by an accredited teacher-training program are also eligible.

Application materials are available at and are due by July 1.

For more information, email Kathy Strozyk at or phone 360-683-1299, or email Sharle Osborne at

PAHS class reunion

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles High School Class of 1974 will celebrate its 40th reunion Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9.

On Aug. 8, alumni will meet at the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for a meet-and-greet, snacks and a no-host bar.

On Aug. 9, a dinner and dance will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Port Angeles Eagles, 2843 E. Myrtle St.

There will be a no-host bar and live music by the Jim Hoffman Band.

The cost for Aug. 8 is $20 for singles and $30 for couples. The cost for Aug. 9 is $40 for singles and $60 for couples.

For more information or to sign up, phone Sue Hillgren at 360-670-4363, email, visit or mail checks to 175 Deer Run, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

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