NEWS BRIEFS: Port Townsend parks commission to meet next week … and other items

PORT TOWNSEND — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hear about Fort Worden and the Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority when it meets in Port Townsend on Wednesday and Thursday.

The special meeting will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Commons Building in Fort Worden Historical State Park, 200 Battery Way.

The commission will take no formal action at this work planning session. The meeting is open to the public; however, no public comment will be heard.

The meeting agenda includes a review of 2016, updates from agency assistant directors on current projects and initiatives, a discussion about new officers to serve on commission subcommittees, an update on Fort Worden Historical State Park, an update on Fort Worden Public Development Authority activities and a general discussion with the agency’s assistant attorney general.

Commission members will tour Fort Townsend Historical State Park and meet with the Friends of Fort Townsend starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

At 5 p.m. that day, commissioners will tour Fort Worden partner organizations, starting at Madrona MindBody Institute.

At 11 a.m. Thursday, they will continue a tour of Fort Worden partner organizations, starting at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.

The commission’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Jan. 26, in Olympia.

Information about commission meetings is available online at

Santa visiting

PORT ANGELES — Santa will be at Sassy Kat Salon and Boutique on Saturday.

Photos can be taken with Santa from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the business at 105 E. First St.

Pro bono program

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present its Law at The Landing program this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Law at The Landing is a free, drop-in, legal advice clinic at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., that allows local people to address their legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

The program is geared to help those who are financially unable to otherwise access an attorney but is open to all those who show up.

Attorney volunteers will be available to answer legal questions, to direct people to local services that might be able to assist them and to explain the legal process to them.

It is anticipated demand for this clinic will be high, so it is recommended that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney. The clinic may end early, depending on attendance.

For more information, contact Shauna Rogers at 360-504-2422 or

Free cancer wellness workshop slated

SEQUIM — Olympic Medical Cancer Center will host a free cancer wellness workshop at the Medical Office Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Art facilitator Denise Carrico of Harmony Hill will lead a guided art experience to help patients express emotions and work on building strength on the cancer journey, according to a news release.

Art experience is not necessary.

The workshop is free, but registration is requested via 360-582-5627.

For more information, contact Donna Pacheco, Olympic Medical Center marketing and communications coordinator, at 360-417-7341 or

Business seminar

PORT ANGELES — First Federal will host the fourth of four quarterly seminars Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The seminar, to be held at the Downtown Business Solutions Center, 141 W. First St., is titled “Understanding Your Numbers.”

The presentation by Kevin Hoult will talk about why business numbers are important, the heroes and villains to watch closely, the top three mistakes many business owners make and how to use numbers to predict the future, according to a news release.

Seating is limited, so reservations are required via 360-417-3204.

For more information, contact Jeanine Lee, marketing manager/vice president, at 360-417-3238 or

Arabian Club offers riders a scholarship

The Olympic Peninsula Arabian Club is offering scholarships to the youths of Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties who own, ride or show purebred or half-Arabian horses.

Youths are asked to submit an essay to compete for either a $250 scholarship or a second scholarship that will not exceed $750.

The first award, the annual Outstanding Youth Achievement Award, will be given to honor an outstanding person 18or younger for his or her prior achievements with an Arabian, half-Arabian or Anglo-Arabian horse; in school; and in the community.

The second award, the annual Youth Sponsorship Award, will be given to provide monetary support to one or more individuals 18 and younger who demonstrate a need for support in order to undertake a specific program with an Arabian, half-Arabian or Anglo-Arabian horse.

Any award granted will be at least $50 but will not exceed $750.

Awards will be made in response to proposals received by Dec. 31.

Additional details and applications can be obtained at or

For more information, phone Liz Bailey at 206-910-1800.

DAR celebrates

PORT ANGELES — The Michael Trebert Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated its 100th anniversary Nov. 5.

Approximately 50 people were in attendance, consisting of local chapter members, several Washington State officers, other chapter members from cities and towns around the state, and several guests.

The Port Angeles chapter was organized by Regent Mary Lagen Harrington, Julie Cook Delabarre, Sarah Adams Hyde, Corinne Lane McGillivray, Daphine Hickman Smith, Lida Brown Trumbull, Francis Brown Fitzgerald, Daisy Stewart Brown, Lucy Bonker and Margaret Delabarre.

The first meeting was held Nov. 7, 1916.

Tables displaying memorabilia from the past 100 years were available for viewing.

The guest speaker was Sequim resident Vern Frykholm, who portrayed HGen. George Washington and spoke to the audience about the process of the Electoral College to coincide with Election Day.

Also attending was Frykholm’s father, who, like the DAR chapter, is also 100 years old.

There was a light lunch of finger foods, certificates of service to DAR were awarded to several chapter members and the finale was birthday cake.

User group meets Tuesday

SEQUIM — The Strait Macintosh User Group will meet at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

A guest speaker — Marie Gilliam, co-founder and CTO of Secure VP — will outline some of the cybersecurity challenges in today’s world in her presentation, “Cyber Security in Today’s Landscape.” Gilliam has a background in law enforcement and technology. Refreshments will be served at the free presentation.

For more information, contact Craig Gottschalk at 360-775-1250 or

Prayer sessions

PORT ANGELES — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will offer two introductory sessions on contemplative prayer this month.

Both will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10.

The sessions, about how to enter the holy season of Advent, will be led by Elizabeth Kelly.

All are welcome to these free events.

Unity service

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle St., will host guest speaker the Rev. Donna Little at its 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.

The lesson is titled “A Home for Peace.”

Little is a resident of Sequim and is a licensed and ordained Unity minister.

She brings 11 years of experience as a Unity minister, as well as experience in business, education, home-making, parenting and friendship.

A time for silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Child care is available during the service.

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