NEWS BRIEFS — Shadow puppet show slated today in Port Hadlock . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT HADLOCK — Oregon Shadow Theatre will perform a shadow puppetry play, “Doc Chapeau Meets the Gill Man,” today at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

There will be two showings of this free performance at the library. The first show begins at 1:30 p.m., followed by a second show at 3 p.m.

Oregon Shadow Theatre is a Portland, Ore.-based company specializing in the art of shadow puppetry.

In this performance, Oregon Shadow Theatre tells the story of the marine scientist Dr. Jack Chapeau, employing submarines, diving suits, robotics and sonar to make an amazing discovery: a fantastical creature he calls the Gill Man.

Seating is limited; plan to arrive early.

Each performance is approximately 45 minutes long.

For more information, phone 360-385-6544 or visit

Freethinkers meet

SEQUIM — The Juan De Fuca Freethinkers will meet for a quarterly no-host dinner at the Dynasty of Sequim Chinese Restaurant, 990 E. Washington St., at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Meetings are open to the public.

They will have regular seating in their meeting room at the back of the restaurant.

Discussions will focus on the summer solstice and warm summers.

To RSVP by Tuesday, phone 360-683-5648 or email

Civil service seat

SEQUIM — The city is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Civil Service Commission.

This voluntary commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.

It performs the duties established by state law in connection with the selection, appointment and employment of personnel at the Sequim Police Department.

The six-year term for this position, the remainder of which the selected appointee will fill, expires Dec. 31.

State law requires that appointees to this commission must be a registered voter of Clallam County, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the city of Sequim at least three years immediately preceding their appointment to the commission.

Applications are available at the city office, 226 N. Sequim Ave., or online at

This position is open until filled.

For more information, contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek Reese at 360-681-3428 or

Science Cafes for adults, teens

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., will host a series of five Science Cafes offering adults and teens the opportunity to learn from local experts about science-oriented subjects.

All five Science Cafes will be held Wednesday afternoons.

■ This Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Carol Bernthal, superintendent of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, will give a presentation, “If Oceans Could Talk,” describing the outer coast of Washington and why a national marine sanctuary was designated there in 1994.

The presentation will include a discussion about some of the critical issues facing the area and the work that goes on to both understand and protect this sanctuary.

■ From 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 9, Jerry Freilich, research coordinator for Olympic National Park and director of the North Coast & Cascades Science Learning Network, will offer a presentation, “Science in Paradise: Using Science in the National Parks.”

Freilich will show how scientists in different disciplines work to protect the natural resources in parks. He will discuss the role of parks to society and will explain how science is used to improve knowledge of these natural treasures.

■ From 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 16, chef Arran Stark, dietary director from Jefferson Healthcare kitchens, will host the “Science of Great Cooking.”

Described as a “rock star” chef by Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn, Stark was challenged to turn hospital food into healthy, delicious cuisine when he was hired.

■ From 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 23, Ann Raab from GreenPod Intelligent Environments will discuss “Sustainable Building, Sustainable Lifestyles and Preparing for the Future.”

Raab is the creator of Olympic Design Group Inc., Rainshadow Green Design and GreenPodTM Development.

■ The final Science Café will be held July 30 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. when Austin Henry hosts a discussion about robotics.

Austin is the coach for the Port Townsend High School Robotics Team, which won accolades and awards in its first year of existence.

Started in July 2013, the team of 15 students participated in a seven-week program that introduced them to robot programming languages, computer-aided design, electronics, motion control, power distribution and more.

Light snacks will be served at the cafes courtesy of the Friends of the Jefferson County Library.

For more information, visit or phone 360-385-6544.

Education grants

Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is again 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 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.

There is no restriction as to gender or race.

Application materials are available at

Applications should be mailed by July 1.

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

Reading series set

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading Series will feature John Baker and Gary Lemons at the Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Baker has operated a tax accounting practice in Port Townsend for 25 years. His interest in writing began at a 1980 Centrum writing workshop, where he studied under Raymond Carver.

In 2013, he published The Green and the Blonde, a novel set in the late 1960s and ’70s that explores new territories of communitarian belief and living as the young characters find their way to a mountain enclave in Southern Oregon.

Lemons, a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, has published three books of poetry.

The Snake series is an end-of-the-world apocalyptic set of stories told by the last organic survivor, a composite of all the destroyed voices that lives on in the form of a snake who is a bridge back to the dream where all the life forms live on, not knowing they are gone.

Readings are free, though donations are accepted.

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

Pupil earns degree

MILWAUKEE — Heather Annis of Forks was one of 188 students to receive a doctor of medicine degree from The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee at its 101st annual commencement exercises.

Annis is the daughter of Val Annis of Forks and Warren Annis of Interlachen, Fla.

She earned her undergraduate degree at Florida Atlantic University.

Following graduation, she will intern with the U.S. Navy in Pensacola, Fla., while continuing her research projects in disaster preparedness with the goal of developing effective training tools for military personnel, and in hyperbaric oxygen neurotoxicity.

She is applying for the Navy’s Undersea Medical Officer program and hopes to begin upon completion of her intern year.

MSU dean’s list

BILLINGS, Mont. — Two Peninsula students have been named to the Montana State University-Billings’ spring 2014 dean’s list.

Undergraduate students are Aubrey Briscoe of Port Angeles and Heidi Waltenbaugh of Port Hadlock.

The dean’s list is an honor roll of undergraduate students who earn 12 or more credits that are not of a pass/no pass nature and who earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

Soroptimists to offer 3 scholarships

SEQUIM — Soroptimist International of Sequim will award Continuing Education Scholarships of $2,000 each to three female Sequim High School graduates or females who have a legal address within the Sequim School District.

Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, July 15.

Applicants need to have completed one year of post-secondary education and be continuing their education this fall.

Download applications at (click on “Educational Support”) or phone Pat Willis at 360-797-1251.

Bunco night set

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., will host a bunco night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $10.

This is an Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary fundraiser, with proceeds going toward the scholarship program and to purchase needed hospital equipment.

There are door prizes, light refreshments, a 50-50 raffle and bunco prizes.

For more information, phone 360-797-1127.

Student graduates

PROVO, Utah — Jennifer Newell Malone, daughter of Matt and Nicky Newell of Sequim, earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in public health during a recent commencement ceremony at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

2 winners honored

PORT ANGELES — Scholarship winners Salina Harmon of Port Angeles High School and Anna Bourquin of Sequim High School recently were honored by the Clallam branch of the American Association of University Women during a luncheon.

Harmon is the daughter of Jack and Terri Harmon of Port Angeles. She was chosen based on academic achievement, service to school and community, and her future educational goals.

She will be attending Peninsula College in the fall and plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in applied science.

Bourquin is the daughter of Geoffrey and Debbie Bourquin of Sequim.

Bourquin, active in the Girl Scouts for 10 years, was also involved in the Operetta Club at Sequim High. Most recently she appeared in the “Sound of Music,” Sequim High’s spring production.

She will attend Peninsula College in the fall.

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