Community Announcements

  • Thu Oct 14th, 2021 1:07pm
  • News

Film Highlighting Indigenous Voices in the Struggle with Climate Change to Be Screened at Peninsula College

Port Angeles, WA – October 12-14, through Zoom, Magic of Cinema, Studium Generale, and ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse, will screen Island Road, a film that confronts the reality of the global climate emergency with powerful and personal stories.

The movie centers around an Indigenous community in southern Louisiana where the climate crisis is urgent, and individuals are being displaced from their homes. As the film’s website states, the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribe “has resided on the Isle de Jean Charles for seven or eight generations, since the Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced them from their ancestral home. However due to coastal erosion, the Isle de Jean Charles has been disappearing … Dredging of canals in the Gulf of Mexico by oil companies, levee engineering in the Mississippi Delta, rising sea levels, and more frequent and powerful hurricanes precipitated by climate change are the leading causes of this transformation.”

Through intimate and quiet interviews, the stories and voices of Tribal members are highlighted; interviewees describe their relationship to the disappearing land, their concerns around food sources, and their families’ and communities’ histories, current struggles and joys, and uncertain futures.

There will be three screenings of the film, which has a runtime of 73 minutes. The events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Oct 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Join the screenings at https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/81727615841, Meeting ID: 817 2761 5841

Peninsula College recognizes and honors these traditional nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm lands. The first longhouse built on a community college campus, ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ was named in the nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm language and is a gathering place to teach, learn, and share cultural traditions, knowledge, and identity

Trail Blaze Bash

“Olympic Discovery Trail Blaze Bash: Twice the Fun in 2021,” the Peninsula Trails Coalition’s annual fundraising event, is slated for 6:45-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, with an online auction set the week prior, Oct. 10-16.

Purchased tickets get participants access to the “Bash” — an event to be live-streamed from the 7 Cedars Hotel — and to the online auction.

Contributors are invited to book a room at the 7 Cedars Hotel the weekend of the virtual event and to ride/run on the nearby Olympic Discovery Trail; the event is live-streamed to each hotel room or to one’s device.

For more information or to register, go to trellis.org/olympicdiscoverytrailblazebashtwicethefunin2021.

For more about the trail or coalition, call Linda Hanlon of the Peninsula Trails Coalition at 206-579-4218, or see olympicdiscoverytrail.org.

Live Online Tutoring

with Brainfuse HelpNow

Fear not, back-to-school-ers! Did you know you can get free live tutoring, homework help, test-prep, and more with your Library Card? Brainfuse HelpNow is provided at no cost to you, through the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Information about getting a library card, including signing up for a temporary online card that can be used immediately, can be found at www.nols.org/library-card.

HelpNow is an online tutoring service for all learning levels— kindergartners through adults! Check it out at www.nols.org/helpnow. Some of the helpful services available are:

Live Tutoring Sessions: Attend virtual tutoring sessions from 1 p.m.-10 p.m., 365 days a year, in English or Spanish. Communicate with online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, or copy/paste images. Tutoring sessions are saved and can be replayed and shared. Access Live Tutoring for any grade, K-12, in subjects like reading, math, social studies, writing, science, and more.

Writing Lab: Upload writing assignments for critique and editing. Live Writing Assistance is available for immediate help. Writing Lab is available for more detailed support. Writing tutors return the document with detailed, constructive comments usually within 24 hours.

Instructional Library and Practice Exams: Enhance your test-taking skills with practice tests (including ACT, SAT, GED, TOEFL, and the US Citizenship Test). Explore the online library of core academic subject resources.

MEET: MEET lets you schedule online meetings with classmates to collaboratively study for tests or work on joint assignments or projects.

For more information about this service, email [email protected], call 360.417.8500 or stop by your local NOLS branch.

Need Rental Assistance?

If you need rental assistance Bill Plumley is local and in Forks.

Bill Plumley is the Housing Specialist, for the West End Housing Resource Center/Serenity ​House of Clallam County.

(se habla español)

Physical: 287 Founders Way, Forks, WA 98331

Mailing: PO Box 4047, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone: (360) 670-4934

Email: [email protected]


Adult volleyball league

Plans are still in the works to hold the adult coed volleyball league, formerly run by the City of Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department, at Peninsula College this fall.

Currently, five teams are signed up to compete in the B Division on Monday evenings and only two for the A Division on Thursdays, which will be canceled if more teams don’t register.

The cost is $45 per player and team captains can secure their spot by contacting Rick Ross at Peninsula College at [email protected]

Individuals wanting to get on a team are invited to attend the open gyms on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. League play starts on Oct. 18.

The league will be following the state guidelines for indoor recreation sports whereby masks are required for all participants.