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Also, sections of the Sol Duc trailhead parking lot will be closed beginning Monday.
Highway 101 and East Beach Road will remain open, with flaggers guiding motorists through one lane of traffic in construction areas between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays.
Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes.
Work is scheduled to continue through mid-July, weather permitting.
Federal Highway Administration crews will drill road core samples of the three areas to assess subgrade soils for proposed repairs and resurfacing.
Work will not be done on weekends or holidays.
BRINNON — A Duckabush Wildlife Walk will start at the Duckabush Oxbow Preserve on River Road today.
Participants will meet at the Chimacum Corner Farmstand at 1 p.m. to carpool or meet at the preserve at 2 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
This is a Jefferson Land Trust guided nature walk in protected wildlife habitat on the Duckabush River.
Participants will explore Duckabush Oxbow Preserve and Duckabush Wetlands Preserve on an easy walk over uneven terrain.
They will look for animal tracks, see summer flora, do some birding and learn from land trust staff and local naturalists.
There are no restrooms on site.
Bring a field guide, binoculars or hand lens, water and a snack.
For more information, phone 360-379-3501, email email@example.com or visit www.tinyurl.com/PDN-DuckabushWalk.
Sequim Arts meet
SEQUIM — The Sequim Arts meeting will feature professional pastel artist Steve Hill at St. Luke's Episcopal Hall, 525 N. Fifth Ave., on Thursday.
Refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m., with a business meeting at 10 a.m. and Hill's presentation following at about 10:45 a.m.
Hill's passion, according to a news release, is to find special places, both at home and abroad, and explore those with every element of his psyche dialed into the joyous, expressive and interpretive language of painting “on-site.”
The public is invited to these free meetings; one need not be an artist or Sequim Arts member.
For more information, visit www.sequimarts.org or phone Robert Lee at 360-683-6894.
'Tales for Tails' set
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and the Story People of Clallam County are teaming to present “Tales for Tails” at the center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 p.m. today.
“Tales for Tails” is an evening concert of storytelling, suitable for all ages, to benefit the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.
Admittance is by donation, with a suggested donation of $10.
All proceeds will go directly to the Humane Society to support the building of its new shelter.
Storytellers include Dennis Duncan, Cherie Trebon, Pat Peterson, Erran Sharpe and Alice Susong.
For more information, phone 360-417-5031 or visit www.clallamstorypeople.org.
Lecture on how to plant now for later
PORT ANGELES — Veteran WSU Clallam County Master Gardener David Rambin will share tips for growing fresh vegetables from the garden well into the fall and winter in the commissioners' meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.
“Planting Now for Fall and Winter Harvest” starts at noon today.
Rambin will explain the types and varieties of plants suited for fall and winter harvest, planting dates and site preparation, and other practices for extending the growing season.
He also will discuss harvest and storage methods designed to keep a good supply of vegetables available to eat during the winter months.
Attendees can bring a lunch.
The presentations are free and open to the public; however, donations to help offset copying costs for handouts are accepted.
For more information, phone 360-417-2279.
Mosaic step stones
SEQUIM — Around Again will offer a free repurposing class at 22 Gilbert Road at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Participants can learn how to create stepping stones using scrap ceramic tile and concrete with Jason Robins.
Phone 360-683-7862 to RSVP.
Fourth Friday read
SEQUIM — Writers on the Spit will host the Fourth Friday Reading at Rainshadow Coffee Bar, 157 W. Cedar St., at 6 p.m. Friday.
Admission is free.
This month's featured writers are Lisa Madelle Bottomley, Doug McGinnes and Juanita Ramsey-Jevne.
Bottomley works as a licensed mental health counselor in Port Ludlow. She has studied environmental ecology, cultural psychology and mythology, and has earned a master's degree in depth psychology.
Her love of poetry and writing is shared as a volunteer mentor with the Pongo Teen writing program at Western State Psychiatric Hospital.
McGinnes was raised on a Sequim dairy farm and graduated from Sequim High School. After graduating from the University of Washington, he worked for Boeing in Seattle and later at ITT Rayonier in Port Angeles.
He has been writing columns in local papers for 30 years and has self-published two books.
Ramsey-Jevne has been a backcountry ranger, a volunteer fireman, a Head Start teacher and a dance caller.
She and her husband founded the Five Acre School and managed it for 18 years.
Her poems and essays weave love, war, aging and dying, along with joy and humor.
The Fourth Friday featured writers are followed by open-mic readings.
Interested writers of poetry and prose may put their names in to be drawn for a five-minute reading.
Guidelines are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORT ANGELES — The Parents of Minors, or PoM, with Developmental Disabilities Support & Social Group will meet for a potluck in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church's fellowship hall, 301 E. Lopez Ave., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The free potluck is for families of minors with developmental disabilities and is a place to make new friends, join a supportive community, learn about available resources and let kids play.
There will be toys, movies and coloring.
Bring some food to share or just join the conversation.
For more information, phone 360-797-3602, email email@example.com or visit www.clallammosaic.org.
Motorcycle fun run starts this Saturday
SEQUIM — The Follow the Flame Motorcycle Fun Run will start at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane, on Saturday.
Registration is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Riders pay $15 each, with a cost of $5 for a passenger.
There will be a hot dog chili feed, hot air balloon rides, T-shirts and more.
Proceeds benefit the Dream Catcher Balloon Program.
For more information, phone Julie Broadwell at 425-242-8246, phone Crystal Stout at 360-601-2433, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dreamcatcherballoon.org.
Open studio slated
PORT HADLOCK — Stone sculptor Arliss Newcomb will hold a public open studio at 11968 Airport Cutoff Road (a fourth of a mile south of the airport) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Joining her are guest artists Ray Hammer, sculpting in metal, and Andrea Zeusche, painting in watercolors and acrylics.
For more information, phone 360-301-1085.
Deaf Picnic set
PORT ANGELES — The sixth annual Deaf Picnic will be held at Dean and Michele Mangiantini's residence, 26 Walker Ranch Road, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
This event is a potluck, so bring enough food for 20 to 40 people, a cooler with ice and a chair.
There will be corn on the cob, coffee, tea, water, soda, hamburgers and hot dogs offered.
There will be $1 raffle tickets for door prizes.
There will be no Sequim Deaf Coffee House meetings in July and August.
For more information, email email@example.com.
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