NEWS BRIEFS: Thursday’s joint meeting of Clallam Public Utility District, commissioners canceled … and other items

PORT ANGELES — The joint meeting of the Clallam County Public Utility District and Board of County Commissioners originally scheduled for this Thursday has been canceled.

A meeting will be rescheduled as soon as everyone’s schedule can be established.

PA school board to meet

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School District Board of Directors will hear a facilities update at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Roosevelt Elementary School, 106 Monroe Road.

For more information, the meeting agenda is available at

Speaker set at PT AAUW gathering

PORT TOWNSEND — Victoria Poling will speak at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Port Townsend meeting Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

In the third of several AAUW programs on “Women in Charge,” former Port Townsend resident Poling will describe her own experience in taking charge of her life, eliminating non-essentials and focusing on what matters most, according to a news release.

Poling has taught experiential educational programs for over 15 years in a variety of settings, including onboard historical tall ships, a poetry publishing house, a youth orchestra and her faith community.

Poling is currently a Master of Divinity student at Seattle University and serves on the board of directors of the Resonance Path Institute in Seattle and Quimper Mercantile in Port Townsend. She currently lives in Seattle, where she enjoys hiking, dancing and making music.

For more information about AAUW programs, projects and membership, visit or phone Anne Englander at 360-390-5896.

Films at library

SEQUIM — Documentary films from around the world will be shown at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday from January through June at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The “Documentary Nights!” program series will take place in the library meeting room and is free to attend. The first showing is Tuesday, Jan. 24, and will feature “Happy.”

“Happy” is a combination of human stories from around the world and cutting-edge science to find a deeper understanding of emotion, according to a news release. This program is supported by the Friends of Sequim Library.

For more information about this and other upcoming events at the library, visit or phone 360-683-1161.

Book signing

PORT ANGELES — Barbara Crymes West will sign her book, “Every Bump Counts: How Everyday Encounters & Relationships Can Make Eternal Impact,” on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Viking Sew & Vac, 707 E. First St.

In her book, West shares stories ranging from health issues to angelic encounters, “holding nothing back to help discover strategies for experiencing the Kingdom of God in relationships,” according to a news release.

Her book, available for sale in paperback or e-book at and, will be available at the signing for $13.99.

Art workshops

SEQUIM — The “Kids Create Art” program series will resume with the first of six classes Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The art workshops will occur from 10:30 a.m. to noon every third Saturday of the month, January through May.

The winter classes will be led by local artist Carrie Rodlend, and the recommended age range is 7 to 12.

All workshops in the series are free, and pre-registration is required.

Materials will be provided.

The winter class schedule is as follows:

On Jan. 21, students will learn the skill of monoprinting.

On Feb. 18, participants will create a pirate map and learn about geographical features of islands.

In the March 18 session, students will illustrate lighthouses and learn about light values.

For more information and registration, visit Sequim Branch Library events calendar at, phone 360-683-1161, or send an email to

This program is generously supported by Friends of Sequim Library.

Free presentation

CHIMACUM — The monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society (JCGS) will host genealogist Rod Fleck as a speaker Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road.

His topic is “Military Research: That Medal, Picture or Pin in Grandpa’s Sock Drawer.”

Rod Fleck has been the city attorney and planner for the city of Forks for nearly 20 years.

He has a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law.

The presentation will focus on utilizing Google,,, National Archive’s Online Databases and other websites.

Bring a medal, photo, pin or “veteran bring back” that is in your family that you are unsure about.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the JCGS website at

Geology lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — Steve Olson will lecture about geology Saturday, Jan. 21, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Quimper Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship, 2333 San Jaun Ave.

Olson’s lecture, “The Untold Story of Mt. St. Helens,” will focus on the history and geology behind the eruption “with stories of life and death with vivid personal stories of lumber tycoons, loggers, volcanologists and conservationists,” according to a news release.

Steve will host a signing of his book, “Eruption—The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens,” before and after the lecture.

His book will be available at the event for $20.

This lecture is free and open to the public, though a donation of $5 is suggested.

For more information, visit Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group’s website at

Preparedness event

SEQUIM — Free workshops on using generators in power outage situations will occur Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar Ave.

Charles Rusciano, Map Your Neighborhood team member, will speak at both events.

”Power outages are our most frequent impact when it comes to the hazards and emergencies we work with in Clallam County,” said program coordinator Jayme Wisecup in a news release.

Safety information will also be included in these workshops.

For more information, phone Wisecup at 360-417-2525.

Earthquake prep

SEQUIM — The Sequim Fire Department will offer a free presentation for residents of Carlsborg on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Sequim Fire Station, 323 N. Fifth Ave.

Assistant Fire Chief Dan Orr will teach about how to prepare for an earthquake.

If one does occur, professional emergency responders will be overwhelmed, according to a news release.

They will count on citizens to be prepared and self-sufficient.

Pancake breakfast

SEQUIM — Sequim Prairie Grange members will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road.

In addition to pancakes, the menu includes ham, eggs and beverage.

The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Sequim High School Color Guard to help purchase new uniforms.

PA hair salon fetes 30th anniversary

PORT ANGELES — The Two of Us hair salon celebrated 30 years of business Jan. 15.

Les Lauderback founded the salon, located at 127 E. First St.

“I started on Jan. 15, 1987, and all of a sudden it’s been 30 years,” Lauderback said.

“Thanks to all my customers and friends. Let’s do 30 more.”

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