Film screening to benefit Equestrian Association
Jefferson Equestrian Association presents a benefit matinee showing of “Harry and Snowman” at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Rose …
Film screening to benefit Equestrian Association
Jefferson Equestrian Association presents a benefit matinee showing of “Harry and Snowman” at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St.
Tickets, $18, are available at jeaparkbenefit.brownpapertickets.com. Guests can also purchase a $5 ticket to attend a social tea following the film.
Proceeds from the benefit support the development of the Jefferson County Horse Park, a community resource scheduled to open this summer.
Grantmakers’ forum set
Jefferson Community Foundation (JCF) is to host its Spring Grantmakers’ Forum 8:30-11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21 at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St., Port Townsend
At the forum, JCF, through its educational arm, Nonprofit Alliance, plans to roll out a request for proposals for its annual endowment grant, which this year is titled “Partnering for Resiliency.”
The purpose of the grant is to help fund a community project or program that can most effectively be implemented by a partnership between two or more nonprofit organizations, according to a press release.
Attendees are invited to bring ideas for partnership and/or their partner organization to the forum’s workshop to learn more.
JCF encourages opportunities for working collaboratively, developing creatively and thinking “out of the box” to support a common goal, which would be of benefit to the greater community, according to a press release.
The workshop, titled “Evaluation Is Not a Four-Letter Word” and presented by Claudia Edmondson, executive director of Camp Beausite Northwest, offers information and examples of the basic tenets of program evaluation that will relate to the evaluation of the request for proposals.
The JCF request for proposals is to be distributed and reviewed with potential applicants by Carla Caldwell, past executive director of United Good Neighbors and the Jefferson County Community Foundation, which is now called Jefferson Community Foundation.
Return to Standing Rock benefit, event Feb. 18
A group of 20 Jefferson County residents are hosting a fundraiser and dessert social to benefit a return to Standing Rock this month.
The event is 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St. The social is to include images and stories from those who were in the November caravan to Standing Rock; light refreshments; and the opportunity to donate and receive bandannas printed with an image by renowned native artist and climate change activist Micah McCarty.
The group plans to be in Standing Rock from Feb. 25 to March 5 to help pack up and move locations, and assist with cleaning up from the thousands of people who have camped there throughout the past several months, many of whom left suddenly after the first snow, according to a press release.
The participants each plan to contribute enough money to cover food and transportation, but are seeking monetary support to cover remaining expenses. Non-monetary donations that would be helpful are salmon, firewood, and 5-gallon water containers, according to a press release.
For more information, contact Sabrina at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations to the February mission can be made online at gofundme.com/return-to-standing-rock-for-cleanup.
Audubon hosts work party
An Admiralty Audubon work party is set for 9 a.m.-noon, Sunday, Feb. 19 at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park. In addition to removing invasive species and picking up garbage at the February work party at Kah Tai, the group plans to plant native species. Park near the bathrooms across from Henery Do-It-Best Hardware and look for the white pickup between the little pond and the Benedict Street entrance opposite Henery Garden Center. For more information, call 385-0307.
Genealogical Society to meet
Jefferson County Genealogical Society hosts a monthly meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road in Chimacum.
This month’s speaker, Mary Roddy, presents “Read ’Em or Weep,” a program that guides attendees in searching online newspapers.
Yard and Garden series to conclude with bugs talk
The 2017 Yard and Garden Lecture Series concludes Feb. 18 with a presentation by Richard Lewis titled “Bugs: The Good, Bad & the Beautiful.” The talk is 10 a.m.-noon at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
Lewis shares basic principles of safe, environmentally sound and effective management of the key pests we encounter locally. Admission is by ticket, $12, or a donation.
Native Plant Society to meet Feb. 21, talk updates
The Olympic Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society presents an update on its protection/restoration projects at Kah Tai Prairie and Point Wilson at a talk set for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
Varn Brooks is to discuss the ecology of the sagebrush steppe, followed by short presentations on the chapter’s restoration work at Point Wilson since 2006 and on the Kah Tai Prairie Preserve.
(Compiled by Leader staff writer Katie Kowalski.)
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