Cathy Lucero, Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board Coordinator presents “Bee Spaces, Hiding in Plain Sight” via Zoom on Thursday, May 13, 2021 beginning at noon. Photo Credit: Archived Photo

Cathy Lucero, Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board Coordinator presents “Bee Spaces, Hiding in Plain Sight” via Zoom on Thursday, May 13, 2021 beginning at noon. Photo Credit: Archived Photo

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COVID-19 Vaccines

If you missed the many recent COVID vaccine clinics you can still get your shot. The Clallam County Health Department, 140 C St. SW, is offering vaccines by appointment on Thursdays. Call 360-374-3121 or email [email protected]

If you should need a ride to a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, within Clallam County, Olympic Area on Aging is offering transportation for those 55 years old and older. Call 360-374-9496 or email [email protected]

Bogachiel Garden Club Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for the annual garden club plant sale to be held on Saturday, May 15, starting at 10 a.m. at 415 G. St. Lots of plants to choose from, also flea market items for sale.

UNITED WAY OF CLALLAM COUNTY HIKE-A-THON

“Happiness is hiking with friends!”

We know this past year has left you exhausted, mentally and physically.

That’s why this summer we want to encourage you to get outside and hike with United Way! Hiking is a great way to get exercise, refresh your mind and body, enjoy the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula, and connect with friends and family while staying safe and socially distant. United Way of Clallam County invites you to HIKE UNITED with us and our sponsors MOSS and Sound Community Bank.

This event runs from June 21 to July 31. Registration is just $30 per person and hikers will receive a limited-edition shirt and membership to a private Facebook group. Each time you hike you’ll post pictures and stories online and be entered to win prizes weekly. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses like Granny’s, Peninsula Taproom, Swains, Country Aire, Angeles Brewing, and more!

Registration opens May 10. To learn more call 360-457-3011 or go to unitedwayclallam.org/united-we-hike.

Happy Hiking!

For more than 65 years the United Way of Clallam County has advanced the common good by partnering with local nonprofits whose work focuses on education, financial stability and health; which are the building blocks for a good quality of life. The mission of the United Way is to strengthen the community by helping people live safe, healthy and productive lives. This work helps to improve situations for families today and strengthens the entire community for the future.

“Bee Spaces-Hidden

in Plain Sight”

by Cathy Lucero

Thursday, May 13, 12021

While there are many factors that have played into the decline of native pollinators, a significant issue is simply loss of habitat. Cathy Lucero, Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board Coordinator, will talk about how we can better utilize the habitat that still exists or capture the potential of areas used for other things. She will convey new thinking that is sweeping the nation about incorporating pollinator habitat into some of the most unexpected places. Lucero will show the strategic approach Clallam County is using on County managed land to multi-task and build resiliency on a landscape scale and will provide information on how to get involved.

Join Lucero’s Zoom presentation on Thursday, May 13 from noon to 1 p.m. by going to extension.wsu.edu/clallam/ and selecting the crimson button, front and center: or by phone: 253-215-8782, Meeting ID: 999 5145 3743, Passcode: 642693.

Cathy Lucero has been the coordinator for the Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board for the past twenty-four years. She studied botany at the University of Washington but finished with a degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University through the Huxley Program. Lucero was awarded the Outstanding Invasive Species Leadership Award from National Invasive Species Council for her facilitation of an Olympic Peninsula-wide working group collaborating to control invasives across jurisdictional boundaries. A longtime resident of Clallam County, she loves her job because there are always new and interesting plants to learn about, beautiful places to go, and wonderful people to meet.

The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips” education series is sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners. Live streaming presentations are available from noon to 1:00 pm on the second and fourth Thursday each month through October. In November, December, and January, one program is offered. These lectures provide home gardeners with education on research-based sustainable garden practices in Clallam County. For questions, call 360-565-2679.

Forks Chamber

Scholarships

The Forks Chamber of Commerce is offering two $1,000 Scholarships to Forks area graduates. Information regarding requirements/application is available at forkswa.com/chamber-documents/

Dialogue on Trauma-Informed Pedagogies and Drama Therapy Featured at May 13 Studium

Peninsula College’s Studium Generale program is honored to welcome Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Director of the Program in Drama Therapy and the Theatre and Health Lab at New York University. She is the Editor of Drama Therapy Review, the journal of the North American Drama Therapy Association, President of the Foundation of the Arts & Trauma, and founding member of the Critical Pedagogies in the Arts Therapies working group.

Join us online for a dialogue with Dr. Sajnani on May 13 using the following link: pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/89616075652. Meeting ID: 896 1607 5652.

The event begins at 12:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Spoken Word Workshop with Naa Akua

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS), in partnership with the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts (JFFA), invite you start your Memorial Day Weekend “write” with a spoken word workshop presented by writer and performer Naa Akua. Exercise your creative muscles through writing prompts to get you started and learn tips on the art of spoken word. This interactive, free workshop is designed for teens and adults ages 12 and over, and will be held on Saturday, May 29, 1 p.m., via Zoom. Registration is required.

Naa Akua is a Ghanaian and Bajan queer poet, actor, educator and sound and word practitioner. Naa was a 2019 Citizen University Poet-in-Residence, they are a WITS writer-in-residence at Franklin High School, a co-facilitator and teaching artist for Young Women Empowered and is a teacher at the Hugo House. Naa Akua was a cast member of Book-it Repertory Theater’s adaptation of T.

Geronimo Johnson’s “Welcome to Braggsville”, a cast member for Theater Schmeater’s production of “Welcome to Arroyo’s”, a participant of an original boilesque ballet Earth Pearl Production called “Tailfeathers”. Akua’s one-person show, Akwaaba: Healing of A Queer Black Soul ran as part of Gay City’s Mosaic program and recently Earth Pearl Collectives, Sovereign Queer Black Womyn Festival. Naa Akua has also been a cast member of the groundbreaking play “Queer. Mama, Crossroads” written by Anastacia-Reneé and directed by Anastacia-Reneé and Aviona-Rodriguez Brown, Akua has also been a part of Sound Theater’s Gregory Award-winning production of “Citizen, An American Lyric” written by Claudia Rankine and produced by Jay ‘O Leary. When Akua is not writing and performing they are facilitating Sound Healing sessions that focus on breathing, being in the body, and meditation.

Humanities Washington to Present From Mexican to Mexican-American

Humanities Washington speaker Carlos Gil will present From Mexican to Mexican-American: A Family Immigration Story on Zoom at 6 pm on Friday, May 21. The program will be offered in Spanish on Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m. Registration is required to receive the Zoom login. Register at www.nols.org, or by contacting your North Olympic Library System branch.

As immigration becomes more hotly debated in the United States, the arguments have become cartoonish, with one side often painted as naïve and another as xenophobic. What has become lost is the human story of immigration to America, with all its complexity, heartache, and hope.

Professor Carlos Gil sought to understand immigration by tracing his family’s history from the 1920s to the 1970s. In the process, he discovered the excitement, culture shock, inter-family conflict, and questions of identity that many immigrants face when seeking a better life in another country. Based on his book, We Became Mexican-American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream, his talk will explore Mexican immigration by spotlighting his family’s experience in southern California, including parallels with Washington State.