Business Briefs

After hours mixer

Olympic Theatre Arts hosts a Sequim Dungeness-Valley Chamber of Commerce after hours mixer from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Events include tours and a business card drawing.

Refreshments will be served.

Olympic Theatre Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Call 683-6197.

Arbor Day event

Tribal Edge Primal Arts Training Center and Tarzan's Tree Service and Climbing sponsor a Trees of Life event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Over the Fence, 112 E. Washington St., Sequim.

The Arbor Day celebration includes informative games, trees and T-shirts to win and take home, a healthy bake sale and raffles for Tribal Edge classes.

Contact or


EdenScapes hosts an open house from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 22 at 404 Shore Road, Port Angeles.

Business cards can be dropping in a jar for a drawing.

"A Catered Affair" provides food.

Participants are asked to designate 5 percent of their purchases to go to a charity designated from an Edenscapes list.

Call 417-0464.

Evening with Dorothea Hover-Kramer

The Intuitive Circle presents "An Evening with Dorothea Hover-Kramer" 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 73 Howe Road, off North Barr Road. Hover-Kramer has been a psychotherapist for more than 30 years and combines her career as a psychologist with a background as a clinical nurse specialist.

She cofounded the International Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, served as president and was instrumental in designing and implementing its certification program.

She is a designated diplomate in comprehensive energy psychology.

The cost is $5, but no one will be turned away.

Call 681-4411.

Grants awarded

Dr. Marsha Melnick, her colleagues at the University of California - San Francisco School of Nursing, and California-based games developer Red Hill Studios, received two grants to continue development, production and testing of computer-based physical therapy games for patients with Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy.

The grants from National Institutes of Health total

$1.1 million.

Melnick treats patients with Parkinson's disease at Therapeutics Associates in Sequim and Port Angeles.

She is a clinical professor in physical therapy at UCSF and professor emerita at San Francisco State University.

She will seek volunteer study participants on the Olympic Peninsula.

Call 683-3710 or 452-6216.

Jan's Country Garden

Jan's Country Garden opens for the season from

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at 344 O'Brien Road, Port Angeles.

Customers are asked to pick up their dahlia orders at this time. The garden will be open Wednesdays-Saturdays through April 28, closed April 29-May 1.

Dahlia tubers also will be available for purchase for $3 each. Vegetable starts, seedlings and herbs can be purchased beginning the first week of May.

Jan and Art Jones own the garden. Call 452-8287.

Estes Builders

Past two-time National Housing Quality Award winner Kevin Estes will be among 29 home builders, remodelers and housing consultants seated on the National Housing Quality Executive Council.

Estes is president and chief executive officer of Estes Builders LLC, which has designed and constructed custom homes in Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and Port Ludlow since 1989.

The company is a North Peninsula Building Association Built Green member and Energy Star partner.

Achievements include ranking second nationally in homeowner satisfaction- excellence in class and becoming a Quality Certified Homebuilder through the National Asso-

ciation of Homebuilders Research Center.

Contact or 683-8756.

Lazelle commissioned

The Nature Conservancy of Washington commissioned Olympic Peninsula nature photographer Keith Lazelle of Port Townsend to photograph Fisher Slough, a tidally influenced wetland.

The conservancy is restoring 60 acres of marsh habitat and fish passage throughout the slough with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Lead renovator training

North Peninsula Building Association offers Environmental Protection Agency certified lead renovator training from 8 a.m.-

5 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Vern Burton meeting room, at the Vern Burton Center, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles.

The eight-hour class includes two hours of hands-on training. Both firm and certified renovator certifications are valid for five years.

Cost is $200 per person for NPBA members and $250 per person for nonmembers. Contact, or 452-8160.

Beginning April 22, the EPA requires firms working in pre-1978 homes to be certified and pay a fee.

For information about getting lead-safe certified, contact or 800-424-LEAD.

Real estate classes

JACE The Real Estate Company begins a free live real estate sales course at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 22, in the community center at 933 E. First St., Port Angeles.

Classes supplement state-required online courses for a real estate license.

More additional free career planning classes are planned at the Port Angeles office and JACE Real Estate School, 761 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Topics include business planning, commissions, working with consumers and 20 questions that help determine if real estate sales is the right career.

Cost and the number of class clock-hours for Washington-ians to obtain a real estate license is set to increase on July 1.

Contact 565-2030, or www.

McComb Gardens speaker

Mary Robson speaks about "Season to Season: Best Ideas for Choosing Plants as Seasons Change" at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim.

Two of her books, "Month-By-Month Gardening in Washington & Oregon" and "Washington & Oregon Gardener's Guide Proven Plants for Inspired Gardens," will be available for purchase. The seminar is free.

The nursery has new hours: open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Contact, info@mccomb or 681-2827.

Superior Stone Manufacturing

Superior Stone Manufacturing Inc, 170 West Sequim Bay Road, Sequim, now offers new architectural pieces in addition to its line of stone.

Architectural pieces include concrete balusters, flagstone pavers, column caps, hearthstones, keystones, stepping stones and concrete mantles.

Contact 461-5949 or

Water seminar

Jim Gilliland, micro-hydration specialist, presents a free water seminar from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Monterra Clubhouse, off North Barr Road between Sequim and Port Angeles.

Free water and a DVD are available with preregistration.

H.J. Legg and Rose Marschall host the seminar.

Call 683-7375 or 457-1515.

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