Community Announcements

  • Thu Dec 3rd, 2020 2:54pm
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Winter paper crafts

CreativiTea: Winter Paper Crafts

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites teens and adults to grab a warm cup of tea (or other favorite beverage) and join friends for virtual winter crafting events. Register at, or by calling your local NOLS branch, to receive a Zoom link and to reserve a craft kit for curbside pickup.

Origami Boxes: Thursday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m. on Zoom

With the holidays coming soon, make Origami Boxes to gift to others or store your treasures. Create a traditional Masu box and lid, a cube Masu box and lid, a Masu box with window, and a modular Suehiro square box and lid. Kits will be available to pick up for registered participants, beginning Dec. 7.

Paper Quilled Hearts: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m. on Zoom

Love is in the air with this fun paper quilled heart-themed projects. Fill a heart with colorful paper quilled shapes and create a steamy quilled cup touched with love. Kits will be available to pick up for registered participants, beginning January 25.

For additional information on programs and services happening at your library, visit, email [email protected], or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.

Basic Food Employment and Training

(BFET) Program Expands Eligibility

to Serve More PC Students

An expansion in eligibility requirements means more Peninsula College students now qualify for Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) funds.

Under the new standards, students no longer need to be pursuing a Professional/Technical degree to be eligible for BFET.

“This is an amazing new opportunity for our students and a huge step towards helping with food insecurity across campus,” Associate Dean of Workforce Programs Brian Kneidl said.

Previously, non-prof/tech (transfer) students would not have been eligible for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits unless they were working at least twenty hours a week. Now they simply need to meet with someone from BFET, and if they are eligible and willing to receive food assistance, the college will help them apply for SNAP through Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS).

BFET may also be able to help students with tuition and book fees, as well as childcare subsidies through DSHS.

“This is tremendous news and the Workforce Programs Team is excited to begin expanding some of our services beyond our Prof/Tech students,” Kneidl said.

For more information visit: . A Zoom lobby is available for students with questions, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to noon:

“Putting the Garden to Bed” by Bob Cain

Thursday, December 10, 2020

December’s only Green Thumb Gardening Tips Education Series presentation is devoted to putting the garden to bed for the winter. Master Gardener, Bob Cain, will discuss the work that needs to be completed prior to and during the late fall and winter seasons. He will provide details about the tasks that should be completed and the reasons these tasks are necessary to perform. Cain will cover how to put the garden to sleep even if vegetables overwinter there. Attendees will learn about equipment maintenance, irrigation, soil husbandry, clean up, maintaining overwintering vegetables and plants, planning for next year, and seed selection criteria during his Zoom meeting on Dec. 10, from noon – 1p.m.

Join Bob Cain online by going to: and selecting the crimson button, front and center. Or join by phone: 253-215-8782; Meeting ID: 913 9350 4094; Passcode: 403856. Please ensure your microphone is muted so that attendees cannot hear background noise from your location.

Bob Cain has more than 40 years of gardening experience in Scotland, Ireland, Colorado, and Washington. He writes a monthly article for Between the Vines, the Clallam County Master Gardener newsletter, on vegetable growing as well as articles on plant disease and pests. He has is a frequent contributor to local newspaper gardening columns and local radio gardening programs. Cain is the 2009 Master Gardener Intern of the Year, 2011 Master Gardener of the year and has attained Lifetime Achievement status for continued service to Clallam County Master Gardeners. He served as Manager of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden for seven years and is a past President of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County.

The “Green Thumb Garden Tips” education series is sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners. Live streaming presentations are available from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday in November, December, and January. These lectures provide home gardeners with education on research-based sustainable garden practices in Clallam County. For questions, call 360-565-2679.

PC Virtual Board of Trustees Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 8, 2 p.m.

The next meeting of the Peninsula College Board of Trustees will be held virtually on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.

This meeting may be accessed via zoom link:

All public comments and questions should be concise and submitted in writing to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7. Please include your name, email address, and phone number. Submissions will be read aloud and addressed during the meeting, and made a part of the public record. Excessively long submissions will be compiled and placed on the College website at a later date.

The full agenda will be available 24 hours prior to the meeting at