NEWS BRIEFS: Small quakes registered in waters off PT … and other items

PORT TOWNSEND — Two small earthquakes were reported Monday in Puget Sound off Port Townsend.

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network recorded the first — with a magnitude of 3.0 — at 9:14 a.m. A smaller one at 9:16 a.m. registered a magnitude 1.6.

No damage was reported from either quake.

Veterans potluck

PORT ANGELES — The Fairview Grange will hold a Veterans Appreciation Potluck Dinner today at 6 p.m.

The public is welcome, and attendees are asked to bring a potluck item to share at the gathering at 161 Lake Farm Road in Port Angeles.

Active military and veterans do not need to bring anything.

There will be a short ceremony and a small token of appreciation will be given to all veterans, according to a press release.

For more information, call 360-461-9008.

Art reception

PORT LUDLOW — The Port Ludlow Artists’ League Gallery Artist of the Month show this month will feature league members’ interpretations of the theme “seeing music.”

The reception for the show at Sound Community Bank will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the bank at 9500 Oak Bay Road in Port Ludlow, with beverages and snacks at the gallery next door from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Visitors will be able to meet the artists while perusing their work.

The reception will be followed by an Arts and Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bay Club at 120 Spinnaker Place.

The “Seeing Music” art challenge inspired the artists to portray any aspect of music, thus combining music through visual art.

League members have produced pieces ranging from abstract to realistic. Mediums included watercolors, pastels, oils, pottery, acrylics, mixed media, fabric and photography.

The entries were juried during the league’s October meeting, with prizes awarded by the general membership.

Landing practice

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the Ault Field this week through Thursday.

The operations will occur from afternoon into night.

The schedule is subject to change to meet mission requirements.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to the station’s comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email at

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

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