Olympic Peninsula BizBuilders networking group invites representatives from Olympic Peninsula businesses to speak about their respective businesses and provide views of their industry. Presentations should reflect how their business and industry relates to our area.

Representatives from the travel industry, veterinarians, pet grooming, florists, car dealers, video stores, rug and flooring services, bookkeepers, financial advisors, landscapers, mechanics, jewelers, stained glass, electricians, office supply, computer training and Web sites, computer repair and software, wineries, caterers and beauty salons are all encouraged to contact the group for speaking opportunities.

The Olympic Peninsula BizBuilders chapter is a focus group of mostly small-business representatives who share information and exchange referrals to promote new business with one another.

The chapter meets from 8-9 a.m. each Wednesday in the conference room of the Salad Station Restaurant, 1936 E. First St., Port Angeles.

Businesses interested in marking their date on the speaking calendar can contact Tom Thompson, Clear Horizon LLC, at 452-3457.

The Clallam/Jefferson Low Impact Development Conference takes place Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Jamestown Tribal Center in Blyn. The title of the conference is "Constructing Our Environment: New Trends for Developers, Builders, Realtors and Government." For information and registration, contact the WSU Jefferson County Extension at 360-379-5610, ext. 200.

Henery's Garden Center will host a seminar, "Common Pests and Diseases of Fruit Trees," beginning at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23. Control practices and procedures will be covered as well. The seminar will be taught by R.T. Ball, a Clallam County native and graduate of Washington State University. Henery's is located at 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way. Call 683-6969 to reserve a space. Henery's is now open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m Sundays.

An anger awareness workshop, "Let Peace Begin With Me," will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Pioneer Memorial Park clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim. There is a $35 fee for preregistration or $40 at the door. Contact Kassandra Kersting, 582-0812, for further information or to register.

North Olympic Beekeeper's Association is offering two free classes for beginning beekeepers. The first class is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Port Angeles Public Library, 2210 Peabody St., and the second class is at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 1, at Sunny Farms Farm Store in Carlsborg. Instructors will present a brief history of beekeeping, will identify equipment needed for keeping bees, will present an overview of beekeeping through a one-year period and will suggest resources for obtaining beekeeping supplies. For more information, contact Mark Urnes at 477-7934 or Ed Giersch at 457-7686.

Three candidates are on the ballot for the Clallam Conservation District 2008 board of supervisors election. Challenging incumbent Bob Forde are Marilyn Pollock of Sequim and Vincent Cooke of Neah Bay. Forde is seeking his second three-year term.

The election will be 3-6 p.m. Feb. 26. Polling places will be the Port of Port Angeles office, 338 W. First St., Port Angeles, and the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. Five positions comprise the Conservation District board of supervisors. Each serves a three-year term of office without compensation. Registered Clallam County voters elect three of the positions. The Washington State Conservation Commission appoints the other two positions. The Conservation District board of supervisors identifies local conservation needs, sets goals and oversees the implementation of plans to protect soil, water, wildlife and other renewable natural resources. The board of supervisors meets at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Clallam Conservation District office.

Visit the Clallam Conservation District Web site at http:// for general district information. Election information can be found by visiting the Washington State Conservation Commission Web site at

Kurt Schneider, of Coldwell Banker Town & Country in Sequim, has earned the EcoBroker Certified(r) designation, having successfully completed a training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. Schneider joins the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable and healthier design/features in homes and buildings. EcoBroker International's education and designation program is designed exclusively for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to help their clients benefit from the energy-efficiency, "green" and healthier features of homes and buildings. Schneider can be reached at 683-6000.

The Whistle Stop Barber Shop, 190 Village Lane, is celebrating its 11th anniversary with cake and coffee from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. until Feb. 22.

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