NEWS BRIEFS: Spaces for vendors at the Clallam County Fair still open … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Fair still has some vendor spaces available, some priced as low as $185 for the four days of the fair, which is slated for Thursday through Sunday.

Visit or phone the fair office at 360-417-2551 for an application.

Blood drive

PORT ANGELES — The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Bloodworks Northwest blood drive at the Queen of Angels O’Donnell Parish Center, 209 W. 11th St., from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The blood drive will be closed from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information or questions about eligibility, phone 1-800-398-7888, ext. 2, or visit

Mindful stretching

PORT ANGELES — Brenda Boddy of Anytime Fitness will host an introductory session to mindful stretching and injury prevention at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 11 a.m. Friday.

This free program will take place on the lawn outside the main entrance to the library and is part of the ongoing Adult Summer Reading Program at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).

In the event of inclement weather, the session will take place inside the Raymond Carver Room in the library.

Bring a yoga mat or beach towel if desired.

For more information, email librarian Sarah Morrison at, phone 360-417-8500 or visit

Libraries in search of service tales

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) throughout August and September are seeking veterans who are interested in sharing their military stories.

“Listen Up! Stories from the Northwest Corner” is a new, semiannual library program focused on collecting and archiving oral histories from Clallam County residents.

With this theme, NOLS will collect interviews from local residents about their military experiences.

Interviews will take place by appointment only the weeks of Aug. 22 and Sept. 12.

To schedule your “Listen Up!” interview, send an email to

Earlier this spring, NOLS partnered with Olympic National Park to help celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

The Listen Up team collected 16 interviews about personal experiences in national parks by residents across Clallam County.

The park-inspired stories are archived and available for listening on the Washington Rural Heritage website,

A video compilation of some favorite stories can also be found on the library website,

To learn more about “Listen Up!” interviews, send an email to or ask library staff for assistance.

For additional information about this and other upcoming programs, visit and select “Events” or contact a nearby NOLS branch location.

Yarn trunk show

PORT ANGELES — Cabled Fiber Studio, 125 W. First St., will host Susan Stambaugh from Abstract Fiber for its fifth annual trunk show and sale from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

A large selection of hand-painted yarns and fibers, including blends of merino, blue-faced Leicester wool, silk, yak, cashmere, tencel and alpaca, will be available.

Stambaugh will have fingering and lace weights as well as sport/DK yarns in double-sized skeins.

Cabled Fiber will have demonstrations of wet felting, plus drawings for discount coupons and door prizes throughout the day, plus refreshments.

For more information, visit Cabled Fiber’s Facebook page, phone 360-504-2233 or email

Coffee with mayor

SEQUIM — The city’s “Coffee with the Mayor” program continues at the Bell Creek Bar and Grill, 707 E. Washington St., at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Mayor Dennis Smith each month will listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city or the community.

Email Smith at with questions.

Chain gang busy

PORT ANGELES — For the week of July 25-29, the Clallam County Chain Gang weed-eated guardrails on Marsden and Monroe roads.

The crew cleared gravel from driveways that enter roads in preparation for a chip seal project on Marsden and Harrington roads.

They cleared a vehicle pathway on Lower Camp Hayden Road so a vehicle could pass through from east to west.

The crew also weed-eated all individual campsites, trails and roadways at Klahanie Campground.

They felled seven hazardous trees, weed-eated around the U.S. Highway 101 welcome sign at milepost 209 and all Klahanie signs leading to the campground from Highway 101.

They also delivered new tables to sites 15 and 18, split rounds into firewood and dispersed about 15 to 25 pieces between sites, installed an entrance gate post, notched a cottonwood log for walkthrough access and trimmed fallen big spruce for wheelchair access.

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