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Food truck comedy

PORT TOWNSEND — “Chef,” a comedy about a professionally frustrated chef who finds happiness operating a food truck, is the topic of the next Port Townsend Film Institute salon Tuesday night at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St.

This First Tuesday Film Salon discussion follows the 7 p.m. screening and will include a guest: Silverwater Cafe chef Stephen Moreton.

For more, visit or phone 360-379-1333.

Spring Arts Week slated at college

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College is offering a weeklong event of student work in the arts featuring gallery shows, musical concerts and theatrical performances on campus from Tuesday through Saturday.

An array of talent will be on display, and community residents are invited to help salute student success and achievement.

All of the events are free except for the Find Your Voice Play Festival, for which there is a nominal charge of $7 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and nonstudents.

Peninsula College students will be admitted free.


■ Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble, Maier Performance Hall, 7 p.m.


■ Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, College Commons, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

■ Peninsula College Vocal Jazz Ensemble Outdoor Concert, College Commons, 12:30 p.m.

■ Tidepools reading, Maier Performance Hall, 12:35 p.m.

■ Peninsula College Student Art Show Awards Presentation and Reception, PUB Gallery of Art, 4 p.m.


■ Studium Generale, Little Theater, 12:35 p.m., excerpts from the Find Your Voice Play Festival.


■ Student Moving Pictures Festival, Little Theater, 12:35 p.m.

■ Find Your Voice Play Festival, Little Theater, 7:30 p.m.


■ Find Your Voice Play Festival, Little Theater, 7:30 p.m.

For information, visit or

Jazz concert

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble Spring Quarter Concert will be held in the Maier Performance Hall on campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The free concert will feature Robbin Eaves, who will be singing with a 17-piece jazz big band. Selections will range from pop standards of the 1940s and '50s to jazz classics by Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Thad Jones, Chuck Mangione and Daniel Barry.

Eaves also will sing Curtis Mayfield's “People Get Ready” in a new arrangement by David Jones.

The concert is being held in conjunction with Peninsula College's Student Arts Week, which runs Tuesday through Saturday on the main campus in Port Angeles.

For more information, phone Jones at 360-417-6405.

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: Spinach salad with cottage cheese, clam chowder, garlic bread and zucchini cake.

■ Wednesday: Broccoli salad, chicken fried steak, whipped potatoes, peas and chocolate pudding.

■ Thursday: Apple slaw, pulled pork sandwich, cut corn and fresh-cut oranges.

■ Friday: Cheddar broccoli soup, seafood salad, garlic bread and rice pudding.

Flight operations

WHIDBEY ISLAND — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island at the outlying field in Coupeville from Tuesday through Friday.

From Tuesday through Thursday, practice training is scheduled at the field in the late afternoon and early evening.

On Friday, practices are scheduled in the afternoon.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island's comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email to

All other questions can be directed to the NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at 360-257-2286.

Backyard Birding

SEQUIM — Backyard Birding will meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Ken Wiersema, a local Olympic Peninsula Audubon birder, will discuss “Birds Out of the Nest.”

Topics include adult bird roles in feeding and rearing young birds, changes in feeding needs, making property less hazardous to young birds and lifestyles of young birds at the most vulnerable time of their lives.

Families and individuals are invited to attend.

There is a $5 fee for those older than 18.

For more information, contact Shirley Anderson at 360-681-3950 or

Bog walk set at Ludlow Lake

PORT HADLOCK — The Olympic chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society will sponsor a bog walk at Ludlow Lake at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8.

The bog has received little visitation by botanists, but the lake is well-known to anglers.

There are sedges (one of them listed as rare), sundew, bog laurel, Labrador tea and more.

The event is free and open to the public.

A carpool will leave the Shold Business Center, 216 Patison St., at 12:30 p.m.

To visit the bog, which is about 6 miles south of Chimacum, requires water transport, so bring a kayak or canoe if possible.

Those without a water vessel can be ferried across to the bog.

Be prepared to get wet feet.

For more information or to sign up, phone Fred Weinmann at 360-379-0986 or 360-643-1092, or email

Call for NW art

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Arts Commission and Northwind Arts Center are seeking submissions for “Expressions Northwest,” the 16th annual Art Port Townsend Juried Art Competition.

The show takes place from Aug. 1-31 at the Northwind Arts Center.

Artists must be at least 16 years old and can submit works in both two- and three-dimensional forms, including photography.

Cash prizes and additional merchandise awards will be presented.

A nonrefundable entry fee of $45 is required for a maximum of three digital entries — no slides or prints — per artist.

Entry images must be submitted online to A free account must be created, with directions to follow for entry into the competition.

Proceed through all five steps, including getting a receipt of entry.

The deadline is Wednesday, June 11.

The juror for the show will be Greg Robinson, executive director and curator of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, which opened last June.

For more information, visit or, phone Joan Balzarini at 360-437-7922 or Rae Belkin at 360-437-9442, or email

Educator of Month

PORT ANGELES — Sequim High School teacher Larry Hill was named Educator of the Month for May in the KONP Radio-Sterling Bank recognition program by Cari Stricker of Umpqua Bank in Port Angeles during a professional development meeting for teaching staff.

KONP features the awardee's nomination and award in announcements throughout the month on KONP-1450 AM.

The Educator of the Month program is planned and organized with the help of local students, staff and community members.

Nominations for featured teachers in the Port Angeles, Sequim and Crescent school districts, plus Queen of Angels and Olympic Christian schools, were solicited during October and November, and are announced monthly by Todd Ortloff from KONP radio and Stricker throughout the school year.

Volunteers needed

FORKS — The Red Cross will host a volunteer meeting at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave., at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The organization is seeking new volunteers to train and be available for emergencies on the West End.

Mac user group

SEQUIM — The Strait Macintosh User Group will meet at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave, at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Richard Johnston will present “An Apple for the Teacher.”

He will examine ways to further education with Apple devices, including iTunesU and iBooks Textbooks.

All are welcome, and refreshments will be provided.

Phone Craig Gottschalk at 360-775-1250 or visit

Officials honored

SEQUIM — Olympic Peninsula Chapter 74 of the International Footprint Association recently honored the achievements of 13 Clallam County law enforcement and public safety organizations at its annual Officer of the Year Awards banquet.

The banquet was held at the Sequim Elks Lodge for Law Enforcement Week.

Chapter President Bob Klink and program Chair Gene Mattson presented special recognition plaques to officers selected by their agencies who have excelled in their careers by going “above and beyond.”

The following agencies were recognized:

Port Angeles Fire Department, Sequim Police Department, Clallam County Sheriff's Office, Forks Police Department, Washington State Patrol, U.S. Board Patrol, Clallam Bay Corrections Center, U.S. Coast Guard, Port Angeles Police Department and PenCom Communications.

The Footprinters is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to promote fellowship, respect, cooperation and helpfulness between all arms of law enforcement/firefighting and the public.

Journalist awarded

PORT ANGELES — Sarah Lindquist of Port Angeles received top honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, or SPJ, adding two more major student journalism prizes to the one she received last year.

Lindquist won for her work on Peninsula College's student newspaper, The Buccaneer.

This year, Lindquist was named a finalist in the feature photography (small) division for her photo “Flying Free at PC” and was named a finalist in editorial cartooning, receiving Mark of Excellence awards from SPJ, Region 10, at its annual conference in Portland, Ore.

Region 10 includes the states of Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Last year, Lindquist received first place for her editorial cartooning in the small school division (fewer than 5,000 students).

School divisions are based on student enrollment, which includes both graduate and undergraduate enrollment. Large schools have more than 10,000 students, and small schools have fewer than 9,999 students.

SPJ is a professional organization that includes broadcast, print and online journalists; journalism educators; and students interested in journalism as a career.

Dean's list honoree

LEXINGTON, Va. — Meredith Roberts of Sequim, a member of the class of 2014 at Washington and Lee University, has earned dean's list status for the recently ended winter term 2014.

Dean's list status at Washington and Lee represents a term grade-point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

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