NEWS BRIEFS: Academy Awards party planned Sunday in Port Townsend . . . and other items

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Film Festival is hosting its 12th annual Academy Awards fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The party will be at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., Port Townsend.

Tickets are $85 if purchased by 5 p.m. Friday, either online through, by phone at 360-379-1333 or in person at the film festival office, 211 Taylor St., Suite 401A.

Tickets will be available at the door for $125.

The admission price includes an open bar, appetizers, champagne, dinner prepared by the Silverwater Cafe and dessert as the Academy Awards are simulcast on two big screens.

The commercials will not be shown, with that time used for raffles and auctions featuring radio personality Luke Burbank, a Port Townsend resident, as master of ceremonies.

Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force said Wednesday that about half of the 125 tickets are available, but she expects the event to sell out.

Several items will be auctioned. Prizes will be awarded to those who have the most correct guesses about the winners.

Red, Set Go!

PORT ANGELES — Tickets are still available for the ninth annual Red, Set, Go! Heart Luncheon on Friday.

More than 300 people have signed up to attend the “Happy Heart . . . Happy Life” luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The luncheon is presented by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe.

Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $55. To purchase tickets, contact the Olympic Medcial Center Foundation at 360-417-7144.

All proceeds will go toward local cardiac service care, said committee chair Karen Rogers.

To date, the OMC Foundation has raised $208,000, she said.

Special honoree will be Kim Wakefield, who will deliver the survivor story.

Speaking on heart health education will be Dr. Kara Urnes, medical director of the Olympic Medical Heart Center and Sequim Specialty Clinic, and Dr. Glenn Barnhart, chief and executive director of cardiac surgical servies at Swedish Medical Center.

He is the co-executive director of the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute.

Studium Generale

PORT ANGELES — This week’s Studium Generale with Counsel Langley has been cancelled.

Instead, “Usual and Accustomed Places,” a film by Sandra Osawa, will be shown.

The film is an account of the Pacific Northwest tribes’ century-long struggle to uphold their fishing rights.

The screening is at Peninsula College’s Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., and starts at 12:30 p.m. today.

Osawa, co-owner of Upstream Productions in Seattle, is a Makah tribal member and was raised in Neah Bay and Port Angeles.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Kate Reavey at 360-417-6489 or

Young artists show

SEQUIM — Sequim Museum and Arts is accepting entries for its art show for young artists any age through high school seniors.

Entrants can show work in a gallery style; sell art and earn a chance to win prizes; and show up to four pieces per medium.

To participate, complete the application and bring art and the completed application to the Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., during operating hours Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., no later than Saturday.

There is no entry fee.

The Sequim Museum waives commission for sales of art for this show; the artist receives all monies from the sale.

All work must be original in interpretation and composition, not copied from copyrighted or published art and safe for display.

Art not meeting the criteria will not be displayed.

Visit for an application.

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