NEWS BRIEFS: Lower Elwha tribe to host open house … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula.

PORT ANGELES — The Lower Elwha Klallam tribe is hosting an open house and grand opening for its new Justice Center today from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The tribe transformed what was commonly known as the “old bunker” into the new Justice Center, said Michael Peters, the tribe’s CEO.

The tribe recently demolished the old 3,000-square-foot Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Police Station at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Dry Creek Road, then moved the center to a new 10,000-square-foot facility at 341 Spokwes Road.

Personnel moved into the new facility in early July.

Wednesday concert

PORT ANGELES — The final show of this year’s Concerts on the Pier series is slated this Wednesday.

Joy in Mudville will perform old-time bluegrass, Motown, rock, funk and blues in a free show on City Pier starting at 6 p.m.

The band was originally scheduled to perform Aug. 31 but had to cancel because three of the four band members were ill.

During the Concerts on the Pier series, vendors provide food and audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to the informal, family-friendly performances. No smoking is allowed on City Pier during the concerts.

If heavy wind or bad weather is expected, the performances might be moved to The Gateway pavilion at the corner of Lincoln and Front streets.

Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce sponsors the series.

Paddlers meet

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Paddlers will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will feature Ken Fowler sharing about a recent trip to the Bowrun Lakes in British Columbia.

For more information about the Paddlers, visit www.OlympicPeninsulaPaddlers.com or phone Dick Grinstad at 360-452-6334.

Student raises funds for meals program

SEQUIM — Tilly Lundstrom, a sixth-grade student at Sequim Middle School, and the Sequim Lavender Growers Association recently raised a total of $816 for the “Weekend Meals for Student Program.”

The program is administered by the Sequim Food Bank and supported by other local volunteer groups.

“Weekend Meals” provides more than 150 local children and teens with meals during the weekend.

Each lavender harvest season during the warm summer months, Tilly sells lemonade at her stand at her parents’ Nelson’s Duck Pond and Lavender Farm.

Tilly then donates any funds raised during the season to a charity of her choosing.

This year, she challenged the Sequim Lavender Growers Association to match her sales revenue.

As a result, $816 was presented to representatives of the Sequim Food Bank, including Executive Director Andra Smith and Volunteer Representative Stephen Rosales.

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