Dr. Muriel Nesbitt, who taught biology for 35 years at the University of California, San Diego, will discuss the utility and sustainability of soil amendments during her hour-long Zoom lecture, Thursday, Aug, 26 beginning at noon. Photo Credit: Archived photo

Dr. Muriel Nesbitt, who taught biology for 35 years at the University of California, San Diego, will discuss the utility and sustainability of soil amendments during her hour-long Zoom lecture, Thursday, Aug, 26 beginning at noon. Photo Credit: Archived photo

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Chamber of Jefferson County to host virtual Women in Leadership Meet Up

The Chamber of Jefferson County will be hosting a virtual Women in Leadership meet up on Sept. 10.

A large number of women entrepreneurs and small business owners have been asking how to fund their organizations for growth and sustainability. The guest speaker at the meeting will be Desiree Albrecht, Economic Development Director at the Seattle District Office of the Small Business Administration, and will discuss updates and new programs designed specifically for women-owned businesses.

The event is designed to help women business leaders, but adventurous men are welcome as well!

Visit the Chamber website to reserve your spot! www.jeffcountychamber.org

Community Invited to LOLOlympics Free, Drop-In Improv Workshop

Laugh out loud each week with LOLOLYMPICS, a free drop-in Improv workshop held on Zoom, courtesy of Peninsula College, Olympic Theatre Arts, and Port Angeles Community Players.

“Whether you want to add a little spicy fun to your week or you’re looking for a confidence booster, improv can help you develop interpersonal skills and even make you some cool new friends,” said PC Drama Professor Dr. Lara Starcevich.

LOLOlympics will be held on Zoom each Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. All ages are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Folks who join can also participate in LOLOlympics monthly live series, the first Tuesday of each month at Studio Bob’s in Port Angeles.

“Improv is like acting, but without a script,” Starcevich explained. “It’s made up as you go, but there is an underlying structure that helps improv scenes sparkle each time. We will practice that structure and hone that craft each week.”

Part of that structure involves improv’s golden rule: the ‘YES AND’ principle where you accept each other’s ideas and add your own touch to them, Starcevich said.

“Another cornerstone of improv is to embrace mistakes. Just like the legendary painter Bob Ross said so eloquently, there are no mistakes… just ‘happy little accidents,’” she said. “Improv, like life, works when you’re really listening to your scene partner and supporting each other.”

Join the improv Zoom meeting by visiting: https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/89577345060

Meeting ID: 895 7734 5060

Passcode: 795741

“Soil Amendments: Where Do They Come From, and Are They Sustainable?”

by Muriel Nesbitt

– Thursday, Aug, 26

Are you bewildered by the enormous number of products that are marketed for “improving” your garden soil? Wonder which ones will help your plants, which are cost-effective and, which ones come from sustainable sources? Are there some that do more harm than good? Muriel Nesbitt, who earned her PhD in genetics from the University of Washington and is a community leader teaching courses, giving lectures, and sharing her knowledge, will discuss several common soil ad ditives, what they are supposed to do for your garden, what they really do, and where they come from. Utility and sustainability of soil amendments is the focus of her class. This presentation will empower gardeners to make good choices in deciding what to add to their garden soils.

Join Nesbitt via Zoom, Thursday, Aug. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. To join by computer: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/91822687684?pwd=aDB1OWl0UTlxaGs2UGFMSWc5Y2hNUT09 or by phone, Call: 253 215 8782; Meeting ID: 918 2268 7684; Passcode: 673997.

Dr. Nesbitt taught biology at the University of California, San Diego for 35 years. She directed the Clallam County Master Gardener program from 2009-2012 and received the Golden Trowel award attaining Lifetime Achievement status with the Clallam County Master Gardeners. Her interests include using science, experience, and experiment in her own garden to grow nutritious food and, flowers for bees.

The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners, is held on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October. In November, December, and January, one lecture is offered. Scheduled presentations are subject to change. Visit the WSU Extension Clallam County website calendar for the latest information on upcoming presentations. For questions, call 360-565-2679.

Esther Chapter #19 OES Raffle

Esther Chapter #19 is offering a Cash Prize Raffle. The first prize is $500 and the second prize is $250. Ticket donation is $5 per ticket. The Raffle is limited to 1,000 tickets. Drawing to be held on March 7, 2022. Winner need not be present to win. Call 360-461-8164 for tickets.


Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild, an aunt, uncle or cousin raising related children or a brother or sister raising siblings? Do you need funding for this child’s bed, a utility bill, counseling, food, clothes or transportation?

Kinship Caregiver Support Program provides financial assistance for grandparents and other relatives as parents. Call Susie at 374-9496 to schedule an appointment for an interview.

Popsicles at the playground

Attention all upcoming Kindergarteners (and their families) starting at Forks Elementary School this fall:

Please join us for Popsicles at the Playground on Friday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the FES playground.

It will be a casual, fun event for kids to get to know their new classmates and families to meet other families. Sponsored by the FES PTO.