Community news briefs — May 5, 2021

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Free screening, discussion explores historical trauma

Historical trauma is the focus of a Peninsula College event sponsored by Studium Generale, Magic of Cinema, The Center for Teaching and Learning, and ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, PC Longhouse.

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, May 6, audiences are invited to an online screening “Dodging Bullets,” a 2015 documentary that confronts historical trauma through interviews and discussions with young Native Americans whose lives are stricken by the effects of this trauma.

To join the screening via Zoom, go to (meeting ID: 820 5957 2372).

Join Studium Generale for a discussion of historical trauma with Kendra Aguilar (Luiseno) and Gayla Johnson (Lower Elwha Klallam) from 12:30- 2 p.m. on Zoom; go to (meeting ID: 896 1607 5652).

Aguilar is a Payomkowichum (Luiseno) descendant and graduate of Evergreen’s Native Pathways and MPA-Tribal Governance programs. Johnson is an enrolled member of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and has lived and worked in Clallam County her entire life.

The screening and the discussion is free and open to the public.

Library friends group sets Second Saturday sale

Friends of Sequim Library will be hosting the group’s Second Saturday book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 8, at Rock Plaza. This month’s items of interest include 45 jigsaw puzzles, old-time radio shows on CDs, a collection of interest to baseball fans, and clearance of 2019 hardback novels. A small sales area will be outside if the weather allows.

COVID social distancing and masks will be required.

All proceeds are donated to the North Olympic Library System’s Sequim branch, for special children and adult programs for Children and adults.

Rock, gem, mineral group reopens Sequim facility

The Clallam County Gem Mineral Association reopened its rock shop at 40 W. Harrison St. in Sequim for cutting, grinding and polishing rocks on May 1. In addition the silver smith activity will also be open for those interested in metal smith work.

Hours of operation at the rock shop are noon-3 p.m. and 3- 6 p.m. Wednesdays, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The metal smith shop is open 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. on Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information, call Andy Patapoff at 303-906-0839.

Genealogy group to host virtual ‘Digging Up Dirt’ presentation

The County Genealogy Society will host Steven Morrison, a well-known genealogical researcher and speaker, at a virtual meeting set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8.

Morrison will present “Digging Up Dirt: Unearthing the ‘Real’ New England Immigrant – A family Case Study” on Zoom.

Call 360-417-5000 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday–Friday, to reserve a place and receive the Zoom information.

People can also watch the presentations and ask questions by coming to the society’s Research Facility at 403 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles; masks and social distancing will be required.

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