Cherish Our Children
The 20th annual Cherish Our Children Auction will once again be offered virtually on Facebook. the auction opens on Friday, Nov. 12, and will close on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.
If you would like to donate an item contact [email protected] or call 360-640-3297. For more information visit the Facebook page @COC2021 auction.
Items won in the auction will be available for pickup on Saturday, Nov. 13 between 6 p.m – 9 p.m., at the Ki’tla Center, 100 La Push Rd.
“Invasive Fruit Flies, Stink Bugs and Hornets: Where Are They Now?” by Laurel Moulton
Thursday, October 28
Over the past decade or so, experts have warned about three different insects that we should be watching for. Two of them, the spotted wing drosophila and brown marmorated stink bug, have the potential to make growing certain crops much harder for farmers and gardeners. The third, Asian giant hornet, could impact honeybees. After all the hype, where are they now?
Get an update on invasive insects that may be in our area from Laurel Moulton, Program Coordinator for the Clallam County Master Gardeners. Thursday, Oct. 28, from noon to 1:00 pm via Zoom, she will give an overview of the insect life cycles, the potential impacts, and the actual impacts that have been seen locally as a result of these non-native pests.
Join by computer: https://wsu.zoom.us/j/94343339396?pwd=a01IS3dGUGFydmExZEVCL2g3N0YxUT09, or by
Phone: Call: 253 215 8782; Meeting ID: 943 4333 9396, Passcode: 447604
Participants will come away from this presentation with knowledge about how to identify these pests, an understanding of their lifecycles, and information on managing or reporting them when they are found. Time permitting, Laurel will introduce additional invasive organisms that home gardeners should be on the lookout for.
Laurel has been a Master Gardener since 2006, and in 2011 received her master’s degree in horticulture with a minor in entomology from Oregon State University. She was studying for her graduate degree right as the spotted wing fruit fly and brown marmorated stink bug came to the attention of farmers and gardeners in the Pacific Northwest.
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.
Baking with Kate McDermott
The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites you to join Kate McDermott, author of Art of the Pie, for a fun, hour-long baking session on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Learn how to make and shape flaky pastry dough and make a lattice crust from the comfort of your own kitchen! The class size is limited, and requires registration. Register at nols.org or by contacting your NOLS branch to receive the Zoom link and a list of simple ingredients and tools to bake along with Kate.
Kate McDermott is a James Beard Award Finalist, author and teacher. She is the author of Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life (2016), Home Cooking with Kate McDermott (2018), and Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want (Oct 2020).
These titles are all available for check out in the NOLS collection!
For more information about library services and programs, visit www.nols.org, call 360-417-8500, email [email protected], or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.
Virtual Trivia Nights with NOLS
The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is excited to announce a monthly Trivia Nights series. Join the library for a fun night of trivia on Zoom! Play on your own or make a team using text, video chat, phone, or, perhaps even yelling out the window with your neighbor. Registration is required to receive Zoom link and info for team play.
Friday, October 29, 6:30 pm: True Crime & Serial Killers
For those who can’t get enough Ann Rule, test your knowledge on the authors, podcasts, crime sprees, and details.
Friday, November 26, 6:30 pm: Peninsula Native History & Culture
The Olympic Peninsula is the homeland of several tribal groups. Learn more about the histories, cultures, and traditions of Indigenous peoples. Special thanks to guest question creator Bonnie Roos, Librarian at Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library.
Trivia Nights will continue through the winter, visit nols.org for the full schedule and to register to play!
For more information about this program, visit www.nols.org, email [email protected], call 360-417-8500, or stop by your local NOLS branch.