October Lunch Program Listings
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10/13 Jeff Selby, Vice President Peninsula Trails Coalition & Olympic Discovery Trail
He will be giving an update on the progress of connecting the Larry Scott Trail to the Olympic Discovery Trail. The connection of the Larry Scott Trail to the southern end of Discovery Bay is a priority which Jeff has been involved in and great progress has been made in recent years.
10/20 What’s Up with Skookum?
Over 30 years ago Skookum was born right here in Port Townsend, Washington, founded by Jim Westall to create opportunity for people with disabilities. Many local citizens fondly recall the Skookum Jump Rope Company, some even remember the tasty, hot bread from the Skookum Bakery at Fort Worden. Today folks in town know us as the contractor running the Jefferson County Recycling Center. Yet Skookum is so much more! MORE
10/27 ECHHO and Jumping Mouse
This beloved organization is in its 23rd year of operation supporting independent living in our community. It is vital to all of us now, or will be in the future. (The founders are now recipients of the services!) Board chair Mark Getzendaner, and board member Nancy Budd Garvan will update us on its functions, as well as challenges it faces moving forward.
These local real estate experts will address the following areas:
Carol Wise, Coldwell Banker Best Homes
Terry Smith, RE/MAX First Inc.
Jenn Forest, Coldwell Banker Best Homes
Pam Begley, Coldwell Banker Best Homes President of the Jefferson County Association of Realtors
How the real estate market is changing and what the broad impacts are likely to be over the next few years. Housing Affordability with the pandemic driving more people to move to Port Townsend. Tech workers considering Port Townsend for remote work possibilities. The lack of housing stock/apartments for rent. Not necessarily low-income, but something a new arrival might want to rent while looking for a purchase.
“We’re connected because we love each other!” – child at Jumping Mouse Children and families in our community have been deeply impacted by COVID-19. Jumping Mouse Children’s Center’s Executive Director Jenny Manza will speak about how the pandemic has affected children’s mental health and update on how Jumping Mouse has adapted during this time. She will share a few stories of how children continue to find ways to heal and connect if provided the support they need.