NEWS BRIEFS: Meeting set Tuesday for Port Angeles budget update … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — The City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday for a mid-year budget update.

The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in City Council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., according to a news release

The meeting is open to the public.

Ludlow artist reception set Wednesday

PORT LUDLOW — The Port Ludlow Artists’ League will host a reception for Wanda Mawhinney at Sound Bank and the gallery next door, 9500-B Oak Bay Road, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Mawhinney is an experimental painter, and her challenge is to use color and texture to build rich layers of paint while incorporating materials that fascinate her, according to a news release.

She lived in the

Southwest for 45 years prior to moving to Port Ludlow in 2005.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit

‘Faces of PT’

PORT TOWNSEND — Retired photojournalist Mike McAndrew will present his book Faces of Port Townsend at the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The project includes photos of 106 people of Port Townsend taken approximately over a year beginning in July 2015.

The presentation will feature a slideshow, the process of creating the book and a question-and-answer session.

This will also be the book’s release and signing party.

PTSD talk

SEQUIM — The Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760, 169 E. Washington St., will host a presentation on understanding post-tramatic stress disorder at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The free presentation will cover instructions on how to recognize, counteract and minimize PTSD-based reactions when new stressful situations arise in life.

A discussion will follow on what creates PTSD after experiencing a traumatic event.

The topic will be presented by Neil Gamroth.

For more information, phone the VFW post at 360-504-2622.

Health screening

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Lions Club will offer free mobile health screenings at Safeway, 110 E. Third St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Patients will be checked for glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure and sight and hearing loss.

Screenings are open to the public. No appointment is needed.

The club also will offer each patient a chance in a drawing for one of two $50 Safeway gift cards to be given away by the club.

The screenings are a program of the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing.

For more information, phone Irma at 360-417-6862.

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