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Forks Chamber of Commerce luncheons
The weekly Forks Chamber of Commerce meetings are held on Wednesday at noon at JT’s Sweet Stuffs on N. Forks Ave.   Lunch may be purchased at the meeting. The public is welcome to attend.
Upcoming meetings:
• April 3 - Business Meeting;
• April 10 – Juan Ruiz, West End Outreach, discussing marijuana and the workplace;
• April 17 - Port of Port Angeles Commissioners John Calhoun, James Hallett and Paul McHugh;
• April 24 - Jon Preston, Rainy City Rocketry.

Assured Hospice

Assured Hospice now has drop-in, question and answer office hours in Forks on the second Thursday of each month from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at 481 5th Ave.

Peninsula College Board

The regular April meeting of the Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 1, Peninsula College, will be held Tuesday, April 9, in Forks.
The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Forks Extension Site at 71 South Forks Avenue in Forks.

Storytime at library

The Forks Branch of the North Olympic Library System will present weekly storytimes for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 on Friday mornings at 10:30am beginning April 5 and running through May 3.  In May the Forks Branch Library will be moving to a temporary location to make way for a major building renovation.  More information about the closure of the Library and the temporary relocation will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.

Storytime programs feature rhymes, songs, dancing and the best books for young children.  Storytimes are always dynamic and fun, and they create critical early literacy opportunities for young children and their parents or caregivers.  They help to promote a love of reading while helping kids learn key language skills.  Library storytimes also provide support to parents and caregivers.  Tips on effective ways to read, talk, sing, and play with children are offered.  These are important skills which help prepare children for a successful school experience.

Forks Youth Cheerleaders
Forks Youth Cheerleaders will be holding sign-ups Tuesday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. in the conference room at Pacific Pizza. Sign-ups will be for the school year of 2013-2014 and for grades 2-7. There is a fee of $35. Any questions? Please contact Tabetha at 360-640-1331.

Homebuyers class offered

The Washington State Housing and Finance Commission sponsors a free homebuyers’ education class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Sequim Community Church, 1000 Fifth Ave., Sequim. Lunch/coffee are provided. For details, reservations, call 683-2688.

Libraries staff training

All libraries in the North Olympic Library System are scheduled to be closed on Friday, April 12 to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.  The libraries in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks and Clallam Bay will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13.  The library system’s website is open 24/7 at

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