NEWS BRIEFS: Tickets available for WellHearts luncheon Friday in Port Townsend … and other items

PORT TOWNSEND — Advance tickets are available for the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation’s second annual WellHearts Luncheon this Friday.

The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St.

Tickets will include a lunch prepared by Jefferson Healthcare’s executive chef, Arran Stark.

Program directors expect a high turnout for the luncheon and advise that reservations be made for the event.

The speaker will be Dr. Judy Gayne, a physician at Jefferson Healthcare’s Family Medicine Clinic who is board-certified in internal medicine.

She will speak about women and heart disease.

Dr. Karen Forbes, a Jefferson Healthcare hospitalist and newly appointed cardiac diagnostic services medical director, will be the event’s mistress of ceremonies.

“We want women of our community to know they are in charge of their health,” said Forbes, who has practiced medicine for more than 20 years.

Judy Tordini, RN, who is the Jefferson Healthcare Cardiology Program director and president of the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation, agreed.

“Through education, awareness and understanding the meaning behind their health screening numbers, they can make lifestyle changes that will help them live longer and stronger,” Tordini said.

To purchase tickets, sponsor a table or make a donation, contact Kate Burke at kburke@ or 360-385-2200, ext. 2014.

Tickets also are available online at www. JeffersonHealthcare

Valentine’s dinner

FORKS — Tickets are on sale for the Forks Elks Lodge’s annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and the Return of the Not-So-Newlywed Game on Saturday, Feb. 11.

The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the lodge, 941 Merchants Road.

A three-course smoked salmon or chicken fettuccine dinner will be served, and the game show starts at 8 p.m.

This event is $16 per person or $30 per couple.

The lodge advises people to buy tickets as soon as possible because of high interest in this event.

Advance tickets are required and can be purchased by phoning the lodge at 360-374-9496 or Susie Brandelius at 360-780-2000.

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