NEWS BRIEFS: One injured in wreck on U.S. Highway 101 . . . and other items

QUILCENE — A Vancouver, Wash., woman was injured Monday when the pickup truck she was driving lost control on U.S. Highway 101 south of Quilcene, the State Patrol said.

Stephanie L. Boothe, 30, was traveling southbound near Mount Walker when she swerved to avoid an animal, causing the 2006 Dodge Dakota she was driving to lose control and leave the roadway in a broadside skid, troopers said in a State Patrol collision report.

The pickup came to a rest on its side in a wooded area near milepost 302, troopers said.

Boothe was taken to Harrison Medical Center after the 5:06 a.m. wreck.

She had been discharged from the Bremerton hospital by Monday afternoon, Harrison spokesman Scott Thompson said.

There were no other occupants in the pickup.

Boothe was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and drugs and alcohol were not involved, troopers said.

Film screening

PORT ANGELES — “Second Hand Hangover,” a film about children living with addicted parents, will be screened free to the public today.

The film will be shown from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during the annual general meeting of Prevention Works! in the Carver Room of the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

Monica Olsson, one of the three filmmakers, will present the film and answer questions during a discussion after it is screened.

The film, produced through Reel Grrls, portrays three young girls’ experiences growing up in families with addicts.

Other filmmakers are Sami Muilenburg and Andrea Roldan.

Heat pumps

PORT ANGELES — The city of Port Angeles and Clallam and Jefferson County Public Utility Districts will host an informational session at the Vern Burton Auditorium, 308 E. Fourth St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Representatives will present on the costs and benefits of using a heat pump water heater to heat water in the home.

The presentation will also cover how they work, installation, energy savings and available rebates.

Cookies and coffee will be provided.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Gallery fetes anniversary

SEQUIM — The Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., will have its 19th anniversary celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3.

The gallery first opened June 14, 1997, and is an artists’ co-op with 28 members.

The types of art the gallery holds includes oil, acrylic and watercolor, paint, mixed media, assemblage, photography, fiber art, fused glass, metal sculpture, ceramics, wood sculpture and turning, and jewelry.

For more information, visit www.bluewholegallery.com.

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