NEWS BRIEFS: Clallam County finance committee to meet today … and other items

News events on the North Olympic Peninsula.

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Finance Committee will consider changes in financial policy during a special meeting today.

The meeting will be at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

Commissioners Mark Ozias and Bill Peach will attend.

The committee will consider recommending to the county commissioners proposed changes in policies concerning financial system operations and security and veterans assistance.

It also will take the first steps in reviewing the county’s budgeting and spending processes for compliance and minimization of risk of unauthorized or undocumented disbursements.

Concert tonight

PORT TOWNSEND — Trinity United Methodist Church will host a concert by David Michael and Ann Lindquist at 6:30 tonight.

The concert at the church at 609 Taylor St. is part of the ongoing Candlelight Concert Series.

Admission is a suggested $10 donation, with children admitted free.

Proceeds benefit Port Townsend nonprofit organizations and the church’s music and historic Victorian restoration program.

Michael, a Celtic harpist, and Lindquist, a flutist, will play a selection of music chosen specifically for the autumnal equinox from their repertoire of world fusion original musical selections.

Refreshments will be served following the performance.

For more information, call 360-774-1644 or send an email to rdanpurnell@msn.com.

Seminar tonight

PORT ANGELES — Jim Hallett, president and CCO of Hallett Advisors, will give a presentation

on planned giving at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today.

For more information, phone the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society at 360-457-8206.

Grief support group

PORT ANGELES — Registration is being taken now for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County’s eight-week grief support group series, which will meet from Oct. 11 to Nov. 29.

The group will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Hospice House, located directly behind the main office at 540 E. Eighth St. at the corner of Eighth and Albert streets.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required because group size is limited.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County provides free services to terminally ill patients and their families.

For more information or to register for the series, call the hospice office at 360-452-1511.

For more information, see vhocc.org.

Art sought

BREMERTON — The Bremerton Arts Commission is recruiting artists from Kitsap, Mason and Jefferson counties to submit digital images of original art for permanent display on the Chimacum ferry, the newest Washington State Ferries boat.

The Chimacum is scheduled to start service between Bremerton and Seattle next spring.

Nov. 1 is the deadline for submitting images, up to two per artist. Artists will be notified of acceptance as of Dec. 15.

The art commission will select up to 16 images of original, contemporary art. All mediums, styles and subjects are eligible, and the image can be horizontal or vertical. Each artist whose work is chosen will receive public exposure and a $200 stipend.

Each digital image will be printed to a 16-inch-by-22-inch size with a 3-inch matte to a final framed size of 22 inches by 28 inches.

To send images, go to http://tinyurl.com/pdn-calltoartists.

For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Chimacumart or email parks@ci.bremerton.wa.us.

Quilt show set

PORT TOWNSEND — Cabin Fever Quilters will hold its 33rd quilt show at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St.

More than 150 quilts will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24.

A $5 donation is suggested for entrance into the show, and parking is free.

A quilt will be raffled off at the show Sept. 24.

Raffle tickets will be available for $1 each.

This year’s quilt, titled “Cabin Fever,” was designed by Karen Bates and quilted by Dory Miller.

Ticket purchasers need not be present to win.

Proceeds from the raffle go to operating expenses of the guild and to purchase supplies to fashion charity quilts throughout the year.

The quilt is available for viewing on the guild website, www.cabinfeverquilterswa.com.

Vendors from the North Olympic Peninsula will be on hand to sell fabric, notions, pattern books and sewing machines.

Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase.

For more information, visit www.cabinfeverquilterswa.com.

Climate change movie

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Climate Action and the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center will show a free screening of Josh Fox’s newest film, “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 W. First St., at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox investigates climate change by traveling to 12 countries on six continents.

According to a news release, “It may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences … what is it that climate change can’t destroy?

The movie received the 2016 documentary award for environmental advocacy.

Donations are appreciated but not required.

Septic Smart Week

SEQUIM — Septic system owners are invited to have septic questions answered at the Dungeness River Festival at Railroad Bridge Park on Friday and Saturday to celebrate SepticSmart Week.

There will be a septic tank model to tour, handouts on septic care and maintenance and septic system inspection requirements, and registration for septic classes.

A drawing will be held for a free septic inspection and riser lids.

Clallam County Environmental Health also will offer free Septics 101 (septics maintenance) and Septics 201 (do-it-yourself septic inspection) classes this fall.

The Septics 101 class is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Septics 201 classes are Oct. 20 and Nov. 8.

The classes will be held at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

Space is limited, so preregistration is required.

Phone Environmental Health at 360-417-2506 or register at www.clallam.net under “Online Services.”

For more information, visit www.clallam.net/septic or www.epa.gov/septicsmart.

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