NEWS BRIEFS: Volunteer training set for Dec. 14 … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Training of volunteers who want to help with January’s annual National Street and Shelter Point-in-Time count in Clallam and Jefferson counties is planned Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Training will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tempest ballroom, 535 E. First St, Port Angeles, said Martha Ireland, coordinator of the Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County.

The training session will be hosted by Serenity House of Clallam County.

The trainer will be Ian Kinder-Pyle, the program coordinator of the state Department of Commerce.

Reservations are not required.

Seventy-five percent of counters are volunteers, according to Serenity House.

The training is for volunteers and interested members of the public, churches, local agencies, area governments and tribal members, and businesspeople.

Salmon discussion

SEKIU — Members of the public are invited to attend the Lake Ozette Sockeye Steering Committee’s discussion about Ozette sockeye salmon recovery updates and project implementation Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The meeting will be from 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St.

The steering committee helped develop the Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon Recovery Plan and is now providing input for its implementation.

The steering committee’s open membership includes landowners, interested citizens, timber companies and representatives from local, state, federal and tribal governments.

Agenda topics Dec. 13 will include a review of updates to the near-term priority list, review of a draft letter of support, a research proposal presentation on an otter project, a Lake Ozette Sockeye Steering Committee administration and operations review, updates about the Umbrella Creek and Big River noxious weed inventory and treatment projects, and a potential Boy Scout project: spruce triangles in Umbrella Creek.

For more information, contact Shay Huff at 206-583-0655, ext. 131, or

Drumming workshop set for Saturday

PORT ANGELES — Zorina Wolf will teach an introductory workshop on hand drumming this Saturday.

The workshop will be from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at ​Strait Music, 1015 E. First St., Port Angeles.

Donations are welcome.

A rhythm concert ​with ​​Ches Ferguson will ​follow​ the workshop.

Those who have hand drums are urged to bring them; otherwise, drums will be available for use.

Wolf is the author of “Whole Person Drumming — Your Journey into Rhythm.”

Books and DVDs will be available​ for sale.

For more information, call 360-452-9817. To speak to Wolf, call 650-743-6252.

Movement, stories

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Library will host two Movement Storytimes this month to get youngsters moving.

The free program, for children up to 5 and their parents or caregivers, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. this coming Friday and again Friday, Dec. 16.

Both will be at the library at 2210 S. Peabody St.

Movement Storytime features songs, rhymes and stories for movers and shakers.

The idea is that children will strengthen their bodies and brains with creative movements, and explore their imaginations while practicing balance and creating rhythm.

For more information, visit, phone 360-417-8500, ext. 7705, or send an email to

PC studium program set for Thursday

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College’s Studium Generale will host Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) actors Armando McClain and Kaileela Hobby for two performances Thursday.

Both shows — at 10:20 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. — are free and open to the public.

They will be held in the gymnasium on the college campus.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

The first program will feature pairings of Shakespeare’s plays with contemporary scenes that confront related concepts and issues, with the goal of helping students see the continued relevance of Shakespeare’s work, according to a news release.

The actors will pair some Shakespeare scenes with modern literature.

The second performance, which begins at 12:35 p.m., will feature a shortened version of “Julius Caesar.”

For more information contact Kate Reavey at

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