NEWS BRIEFS: Diplomacy topic of talk Nov. 16 in Port Hadlock … and other items

News items on the North Olympic Peninsula.

PORT HADLOCK — Scholar Joyce Francis will speak on the practice of diplomacy and the work of American diplomats at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16.

During this program, the one-hour film “America’s Diplomats” will be shown.

The film, narrated by Kathleen Turner, will take viewers inside the Foreign Service and behind the scenes of U.S. foreign policy, explaining the role diplomats play in shaping American history.

After the film, discussion will include information about what the job of an American ambassador entails and details about how to join the service.

Francis taught international relations for more than two decades at several colleges and universities, most recently American University in Washington, D.C.

She has lived and worked in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Denmark and Senegal.

Francis has facilitated the Great Decisions Program, which encourages citizen engagement in U.S. foreign policy, at the Jefferson County Library since 2014.

This program is co-sponsored by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Adult Learning Program.

This event is free and all are welcome, but seating is limited, so participants should arrive early.

For more information, phone 360-385-6544 or visit

Paws-N-Claws 4-H Club

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County’s Paws-N-Claws 4-H Club will welcome new and returning members at its first meeting at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend, but not cats.

For more information, phone Laurie Hampton at 360-437-2388 or email

For information about other Jefferson County 4-H clubs, phone Tanya Barnett at 360-379-5610, ext. 208, or email

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