NEWS BRIEFS — Elwha River film screens today in Port Angeles . . . and other items

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PORT ANGELES — “The Strong People,” an award-winning documentary chronicling the Elwha River dam removals west of Port Angeles, screens at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Training Center, 401 E. First St., at 11 a.m. today.

Filmmakers Heather Hoglund and Matt Lowe will be in attendance.

The filmmakers are suggesting a $3 donation to recoup travel and screening fees.

Told through the eyes of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, “The Strong People” examines the restoration of the Elwha River as two dams are removed, depicting the project's environmental repercussions and its effects on the tribe.

For more information, visit

No flight operations this week

COUPEVILLE — There will be no field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the outlying field in Coupeville between today and Saturday.

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

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

'Jazz on the Lawn'

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble will perform “Jazz on the Lawn” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

The concert is on the lawn east of the M Building on the Peninsula College campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

In case of rain, the event will move inside the PUB (J Building).

Admission is free.

Jazz standards and compositions by Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Mongo Santamaria, Elmo Hope, Oliver Nelson, Johnny Griffin and Oregon will be performed.

Robbin Eaves is on vocals with the 12-piece jazz band.

For more information, contact David P. Jones at 360-417-6405 or

Ancestry Club meets this Monday

CLALLAM BAY — The Clallam Bay Library Ancestry Club will meet at the library, 16990 state Highway 112, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Barbara Williams will review and show the use of Google as an added means of tracing family history.

All who are interested in their family roots to the Revolutionary War are welcome.

For more information, phone Barbara Williams at 803-374-6394 or email

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 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: Marinated veggies, meat lasagna, steamed greens, cantaloupe, garlic bread and sherbet.

■ Wednesday: Veggie egg roll, beef and veggie stir fry, steamed rice, fresh pineapple and almond cookie.

■ Thursday: Spring greens, pasta salad, baked tomato, grilled chicken, red grapes and oatmeal cookie.

■ Friday: Broccoli slaw, tuna casserole, dill carrots and apricots.

Dog park birthday

SEQUIM — The Sequim Dog Park marks its seventh “birthday” in conjunction with KSQM's Pet Day as part of Pet Lovers Week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The party is at the dog park in Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

There will be vendors, booths, food, raffles and a demonstration at noon of K-9 Chase of the Sequim Police Department.

Pets are welcome.

Sea chantey circle

PORT TOWNSEND — A Sea Shanty Maritime Song Circle will be held at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13.

The event is family-friendly, free and open to the public.

For more information, visit

Rowing lessons

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association will hold the last adult beginners class in rowing at its boathouse at 1431 Ediz Hook from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

The cost for the five-session instruction is $50.

Brazilian rowing coach Rodrigo Rodrigues is the instructor.

To register for adult beginner classes, email Sue Kenney at

For more information about youth classes, contact John Halberg at or 360-912-2348.

Auditions set at Sequim OTA for comedy

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will hold auditions for “Harvey” in the Gathering Hall of the center, 414 N. Sequim Ave., at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

“Harvey” is a comedy that centers around an affable man who has an imaginary companion: a 6-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey.

The play calls for five women and six men ranging in age from 15 to 65.

According to director Olivia Shea, auditions are open to anyone.

She has asked that those who would like to be part of the production team also come to the auditions.

“Harvey” is the second main stage production of OTA's 2014-15 season and will open Nov. 7. The comedy will be performed during three weekends and close Nov. 23.

Scripts for “Harvey” auditions are available at the center's office. A copy of the play also will be on reserve at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

For more information, phone Shea at 360-683-8150 or the office at 360-683-7326.

Call for art entries

SEQUIM — The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is celebrating its ninth year with its annual interactive fiber arts event the first weekend in October.

It is seeking entries for the upcoming juried fiber arts exhibition, “Parallel Patterns: Significant Schemes, Seams & Symbols,” to be held at the Museum & Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St.

Entries should reveal meaningful themes, designs and relationships through fiber, fabric and fashions with creative consideration that reflects and sometimes repeats imaginative motives, motifs, lines and serendipity, according to a news release.

The exhibition is open to all fiber arts media and is from Oct. 1 to Nov. 29.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, Sept. 9.

For more information and entry forms, visit

To participate, mail agreement, entry form and artist entry fee of $10 for up to three entries to North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival director, exhibition juror and curator Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, P.O. Box 2633, Sequim, WA 98382

Or mail the entry fee, payable to the MAC, and email entries to Brock-Richmond at Digital entries only. Be sure the artist's name is in the file name of each image.

Include a narrative description of the artwork (200 characters or fewer for each entry) and a brief artist statement (200 characters or fewer) with the email entry.

The festival, scheduled for Oct. 3-5, connects the community with activities such as a museum exhibition, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, sale of local artists' work, workshops, lectures, wearable art shows and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses and instructional resources.

It is free to the public.

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