NEWS BRIEFS: Port Angeles School Board to meet for work session Thursday … and other items

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School Board will conduct strategic planning at a work session Thursday.

The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St.

April Fools’ Run

A benefit April Fools’ Run via car from Port Angeles to Kingston will be held Saturday.

A $10 buy-in per car is required for participation.

Those interested are advised to gather at Rite Aid Plaza, 1940 E. First St., at 9:45 a.m. for sign-up.

The group will depart around 10 a.m., stopping at The Longhouse Deli & Market, 271020 U.S. Highway 101, Blyn, to pick up other attendees around 10:45 a.m.

The group will then stop at Chimacum School, 91 West Valley Road, Chimacum, at 11:30 a.m. to pick up more participants.

The final stop will be at Point Casino, 7989 N.E. Salish Lane, Kingston. Participants can pay $10 per hand to play poker and receive a $5 voucher to a meal at the casino.

A two- to three-hour showing of participants’ antique and classic cars will be held in the parking lot.

All cars, trucks and motorcycles are accepted but might or might not be included in the showing with classic cars.

All proceeds will go to Clallam County Mosaic, a program for disabled youths.

For more information, phone John Burkheimer at 360-477-1785.

Farmers market

PORT TOWNSEND — The public is invited to the Port Townsend Farmers Market’s 25th anniversary season reopening Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Port Townsend Mayor Deborah Stinson will cut a red ribbon, followed by a farm-themed parade held at the market, located at 1027 Lawrence St.

The event will be hosted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

Those interested in participating in the parade are encouraged to come dressed as an animal or in a farm-themed costume.

Featured at the market will be live music; a chef demonstration by Jefferson Healthcare’s executive chef, Arran Stark; and new vendors.

The market will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday until October and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. November to December.

For more information, phone 360-379-9098.

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