NEWS BRIEFS — Hip, knee health talk scheduled Wednesday in Port Ludlow . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, July 18.

PORT LUDLOW — A hip/knee replacement health talk will be held at the Resort at Port Ludlow, 1 Heron Road, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Admission is free.

Orthopedic surgeons will talk about joint replacement.

Surgeons will talk about treatment options and explain what to expect from both the surgery and recovery process.

To register or for more information, phone 866-844-WELL (9355) or visit

Book-to-film talks

The North Olympic Library System is launching a new book-to-film discussion group at the Port Angeles and Sequim libraries.

Page2Screen is a forum that explores themes and issues in classic and contemporary books and the movies inspired by them.

Participants can speak their minds as a book and film critic in a roundtable setting.

This group is free and open to the public and meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., alternating monthly between the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., and the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The schedule is as follows:

■ July 29 — Sequim Library, 12 Years A Slave by Solomon Northup.

■ Aug. 26 — Port Angeles Library, Big Fish by Daniel Wallace.

■ Sept. 30 — Sequim Library, The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.

■ Oct. 28 — Port Angeles Library, Dracula by Bram Stoker.

■ Nov. 25 — Sequim Library, The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

■ Dec. 30 — Port Angeles Library, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

A limited number of copies of books and DVDs are available at both the Port Angeles and Sequim customer service desks on a first-come, first-served basis.

Large-print, book on CD or downloadable e-book or audiobook are also available. Ask library staff for assistance.

For more information, visit and click on “Events” and “Port Angeles” or “Sequim,” or phone Patrick Driggers or Leo Skye at 360-417-8500.

Civil service apps

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.

The group 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 expires Dec. 31, 2015.

State law requires that appointees to this commission 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, located at 226 N. Sequim Ave., or online at

This position is open until filled.

Dean's list honoree

ELLENSBURG — Cameron Johnson, a 2010 Port Townsend High School graduate, has been named to the dean's list at Central Washington University for both the winter and spring quarters.

Johnson is working toward a degree in law and justice.

One-woman performance slated today

PORT TOWNSEND — Unity of Port Townsend will host internationally known teacher, healing practitioner and spiritual comedienne Sharon Mehdi for a one-woman performance titled “She Never Said Her Name Was Mary.”

The event will be at the Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center, 3918 San Juan Ave., at 7 tonight.

Tickets will be available at the door for $10.

Mehdi's performance is a true and personal story of the mystery and miracles of forgiveness and healing surrounding the Black Madonna, known as Our Lady of Chartres, and the famous 12th-century cathedral in which she resides, according to a news release.

Phone 360-385-6519, email or visit

Making a pilgrimage

AGNEW — Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 73 Howe Road, will hold a sermon, “Embodied Soul Seeks Transformative Pilgrimage,” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The sermon, given by Joseph Bednarik, explores the practice of pilgrimage and asks aloud, “Shall we?”

For more information, visit or phone 360-417-2665.

'Think Holy Spirit'

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., will hold a 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

The guest speaker is the Rev. Deborah Brandt, whose topic is “Think Holy Spirit.” She will discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in New Thought.

Brandt is an award-winning journalist. She spent more than 30 years in broadcasting, retiring from that industry in 2007.

Since that time, she has obtained a bachelor's degree in metaphysical science and has become an ordained minister.

Free child care is available during the service.

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

All are welcome.

Kids comedy show

Alex Zerbe's comedy extravaganza will return to the North Olympic Library System on Monday and Tuesday.

Performances Monday will be held at the Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112, at 2 p.m. and at the Forks Library, 71 S. Forks Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Zerbe will perform at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 10:30 a.m. and at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 2 p.m.

Zerbe harpoons vegetables launched from a giant slingshot, performs music looping and demonstrates games from the other side of the planet. He is a Guinness World Record holder who was voted Seattle's Funniest Prop Comic.

Entertainment is suitable for kids of all ages.

For more information, visit or email

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