NEWS BRIEFS: Deadline set Nov. 1 for nominations … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula

PORT TOWNSEND — The deadline is Nov. 1 for nominations for the American Association of University Women-Port Townsend’s annual Woman of Excellence award.

The award, which honors a woman who has contributed significantly to the local community through paid and/or volunteer work in Jefferson County, will be presented at the AAUW PT holiday event Dec. 10.

To be eligible, nominees must have lived or worked in Jefferson County for three years and meet the criteria for consideration, including accomplishments as a role model, change agent, teacher/mentor and community activist.

The Woman of Excellence nomination form and criteria are available on the Honoring Women link at

Nominations are limited to the nomination form and up to three letters of support.

They may be emailed to or mailed to Carol Andreasen, 115 Kruse

St., Port Townsend, WA, 98368.

Fiber arts exhibit

PORT ANGELES — The deadline to submit artwork for the Fiber Art Exhibit is this Friday.

The non-juried exhibit, scheduled this Saturday and Sunday is an extension of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, held in Sequim the first weekend in October.

Work can be submitted at Cabled Fiber Studio, 125 W. First St., between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday or at Studio Bob, 118½ E. Front St., between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday or by arrangement via 360-504-2233.

Artists are asked to submit up to three original pieces to be displayed in the Studio Bob gallery, which will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

A $2 hanging fee will be charged for each piece of fiber art submitted.

The exhibition will continue throughout this month by appointment.

Exercise, thrive

PORT ANGELES — A 12-week session, “Exercise and Thrive,” is available to all adult cancer survivors and will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Oct. 10.

The program will help strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve endurance while receiving health-and-wellness coaching from YMCA personal trainers.

The goal of the program is to help survivors develop their own physical fitness regimen.

Participants must be 21 or older, 90 days out

of treatment and have medical clearance to participate.

“Exercise and Thrive” is free and is funded in part by the YMCA’s annual “Power of Community Campaign.”

Phone Karen Rushby at Olympic Medical Center at 360-417-7116 to receive a medical screening/permission form.

For more information about “Exercise and Thrive,” contact Mikki Hughes at 360-452-9244 or

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