NEWS BRIEFS: Author to talk at PT library Tuesday night … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula.

PORT TOWNSEND — Daniella Chace, a local clinical nutritionist, educator and author will speak from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The free talk on nutrition, cancer prevention and her latest book, “Breast Cancer Smoothie,” will take place in the Carnegie Reading Room of the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St.

Included will be tips about food nutrients that she says reduce breast cancer in specific ways, including cancer cell development, growth and spread.

There will be smoothie sample tasting.

For more information, phone the library at 360-340-3054.

Waterworks member

MARROWSTONE ISLAND — The Bellevue-based Northwest Watercolor Society recently announced that Marrowstone Island​ artist David Turner has been accepted into its annual​ Waterworks 2016 membership.

A public reception and awards ceremony will take place Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tsuga Fine Art & Framing in Bothell.

The exhibition will run from Tuesday through Nov. 25.

Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

More than $4,400 in cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded.

For additional information, contact Paula Wickersham at 425-281-2392 or paulawickersham@gmail.com.

Clallam blockfest

PORT ANGELES — Families with children from 8 months to 8 years old are invited to attend Blockfest at the Elwha Heritage Center, 401 E. First St.

Hours are from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“First Teacher” is brought to Clallam County through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a way for children to get a head start in math and science.

The event is sponsored by the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, Parenting Matters Foundation and First Teacher Program, a United Way partner agency.

For more information, phone the Parenting Matters Foundation at 360-681-2250 or email nicole@firstteacher.org.

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