NEWS BRIEFS: Accreditation comments … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Members of the public are invited by the National League for Nursing Commissions for Nursing Education Accreditation to provide comment on Peninsula College’s associate degree nursing program during an onsite accreditation visit.

The meeting will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in room K218 in the Allied Health and Early Childhood Education Building on the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

For more information contact Alana Murphy, director of the PC Nursing Program at [email protected]

Calling filmmakers

FORKS — The River & Ocean Film Festival is seeking short films showcasing the region’s beauty and the issues facing its aquatic habitats and human communities to screen April 21.

Filmmakers are asked to submit works by 5 p.m. Friday, March 2. Screening will be at the Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave.

The festival, hosted in conjunction with Forks RainFest and the Washington Coast Clean-up, celebrates the freshwater and marine environments on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula. Entries can be submitted in electronic or DVD formats. Running time must be less than 20 minutes, including credits; standalone segments of longer works are welcome.

To arrange submission, email Ian Miller at [email protected]

Royal Canadian Navy to use Bentinck Island

ESQUIMALT, B.C. — The land-based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use Monday and Tuesday the Royal Canadian Navy announced.

The range will be in use from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily during that time.

Bentinck Island is located near Race Rocks in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and is used as a terrestrial demolition range by the Canadian Armed Forces.

Local residents will likely be unaware of the activities except on days when environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity and wind direction affect how far the sound will travel.

Studies conducted on the potential environmental effects of Bentinck Island demolitions have found that blast noise in the marine environment during land-based demolitions is almost undetectable by acoustic equipment above that of other underwater background sounds such as waves and marine life, the Royal Canadian Navy said in a news release.

Unity speaker set for Sunday

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. Sunday service speaker will be Timothy West.

His lesson at the church at 2917 E. Myrtle St. is titled “What’s Happening: The Evolution of Child-kind.”

West is a Unity prayer chaplain, as well as a youth and family ministry director.

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

Child care is available during the service.

Taize service

SEQUIM — All are welcome to the ecumenical Taize service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., at 7 p.m. ­Monday.

There will be a meditative, candlelit atmosphere that includes singing simple, repetitive songs during the hour-long service.

Taize will continue to be held the fourth Monday of each month.

Community sing

PORT ANGELES — The Interfaith Peace Choir will present its “Concert and Community Sing” at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Those interested can listen or join in the concert at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road.

Food will be served following the concert.

Donations for The Answer for Youth will be accepted during the event.

Church concert

PORT LUDLOW — The Evergreen 3 will perform at the Port Ludlow Community Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The public is invited to the concert at the church, 9534 Oak Bay Road.

Evergreen is comprised of Brian and Cindy Welk, as well as Maria Barr.

For more information, call 360-437-0145.

‘Messy Church’

PORT ANGELES — Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will host “Messy Church” in the fellowship hall, 301 E. Lopez Ave., from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Messy Church” is an intergenerational worship experience with devotions, a common meal and sometimes messy activities.

The theme is “The most important thing is to listen to Jesus and learn from him.”

For more information, call 360-452-2323.

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