Community News Briefs - Oct. 2, 2013

Boga Garden Club
fall sale Saturday

Bogachiel Garden Club is holding its annual fall plant sale from 9 a.m. until sold out Oct. 5 at the high school auto shop, 390 S. Forks Ave.
They will have perennial flowers, grasses, hostas and many more.
In addition, the sale includes a flea market and glass and concrete garden art.
Funds raised will help the club continue to maintain the five gardens bed in the city and other beautifying projects in Forks.
More information, contact Linda Wells 374-2437.

Ferguson seeks
artists for gallery

Photographer Jeff Ferguson is seeking artists who would like to show and sell their work for a new art gallery he is planning at his studio in Forks, 120 S. Forks Ave.
Ferguson already has had some artists sign up to show their work, but said he would like to build a wide variety of local artists to show. Artists can display works of any medium, he said.
To contact Ferguson about showing work, call his studio at 327-3682 or e-mail

Habitat for Humanity seeks candidate for Forks house
Habitat for Humanity plans to build a home in Forks next spring and is seeking families who may be able to maintain and help build a house of their own, as well as volunteers to help build the house.
To see if a family is eligible for a Habitat home or to volunteer for the construction crew, contact Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County at 360-681-6780 or e-mail:
Families must have a steady income and be able to put in 500 hours of construction work on the house to qualify.
For in-person consultation, visit Habitat coordinator Jake Eyre who has hours in Forks every Thursday at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 250 N. Blackberry Ave.

Entries due for P.A.
Arts Center’s convergence

Art Convergence, which runs Nov. 14-Jan. 10, features work by contemporary artists from around the Pacific Northwest. Artists can submit two-dimensional wall works or three-dimensional sculptures.
Wall hangings will be juried by Michael Paul Miller. Sculptures will be juried by David Eisenhour.
Entries can be submitted online at Entry fee is $25 for two works.
Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, as well as runners-up in each medium.
The free gallery, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., in Port Angeles, is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, with the Woodland Art Park open during daylight hours year-round.
For more, visit or call 360-457-3532.

Serenity House offers
housing assistance as
winter nears

Serenity House, the local nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness in Clallam County, has a Housing Resource Center open on the West End for those looking for housing in the coming winter months.
Housing Specialist Sonja McGraw began staffing Serenity House’s office in Forks, now at the Burke Place Apartments, 287 Founders Way, 20 hours a week Sept. 11.
The housing center offers advice and assistance aimed at finding homes for the homeless and keeping those close to losing their homes from being evicted.
McGraw can be reached at 360-203-7107 or by e-mailing

Pysht pioneer topic
of History Tales Sunday

Karolyn Hamerquist Burdick will talk about her recently published book “The Last Pysht Valley Pioneer” at a Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales lecture Sunday, Oct. 6.
The lecture will be at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., at 2:30 p.m.
Parking and entry to the church’s social hall are on Laurel Street.
That last pioneer, Gertrude “Gertie” Stange Fernandes, arrived by steamer at Pysht Bay in 1890 when she was 2 years old. She stayed in the Pysht River Valley until her death at nearly 100 years old.
Burdick will also talk about the Pysht role in pioneer settlers of the West End, where the author grew up and attended school.
History Tales is free and open to the public.
For more, contact the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or e-mail

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