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Celebrate the arts at the Forks Library
The Forks Library will join the Forks community in celebrating the arts on Saturday, April 26, with activities scheduled for all ages.From 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., local spinners will be on hand to demonstrate methods for spinning wool into yarn. Spinning wheels, drop spindles, a variety of fiber types and completed projects will be on display. At 1 p.m., multi-talented Dennis McGregor, the featured artist of the 2014 Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show, will read, sing and share samples of his quilt-inspired artwork. McGregor's work is featured on this year's Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show promotional poster. He also is the author and illustrator of "Dream Again," a children's book featuring a brave young Oregon Trail pioneer and her treasured quilt. After his presentation, McGregor will be available to sign copies of his book and artwork.Other activities at the library will include make-and-take crafts for all ages, book displays and more.
Far West Art League show and sale
The Far West Art League will offer a show and sale during Rainfest, having located a spot in the Almar Building at 120 S. Forks Ave., the group will feature local artists and art from noon-6 p.m. Friday, April 25, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 26. For more information or questions, call Jeanette Gilmore at 374-5137.
Eagle Fest in Neah Bay April 26
The Makah Chamber of Commerce welcomes the public to the annual Eagle Fest beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at various locations throughout the village. The hub of operations will be located at the Makah Marina where a schedule of events can be picked up and a halibut chowder and buckskin break fundraiser will be available after 11 a.m.The Makah Cultural and Research Center, often referred to as the Makah Museum, will have an eagle exhibit (admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $4 for youth and seniors). Eagle Fest T-shirts will be for sale featuring a local artist design.Beginning at 10 a.m., Julia Parrish, University of Washington professor and researcher, will give a talk about eagles at the Makah Marina meeting room. Additional events include a guided tour to the Cape Flattery lookout starting at 1 p.m. from the cape parking lot. Eagles are seen frequently at the cape and are beginning to nest now. They also are often easy to spot on the drive to Neah Bay.An Eagle Fest Bazaar will be operating at the Community Hall from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. that will feature tribal art, concessions such as Indian tacos, crafts, books and more.A swap meet will be held at the Village RV at 1184 Bayview Ave.A fundraiser dinner of fish or chicken will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the Community Hall.The Makah Chamber of Commerce uses its profits from the event to create brochures and support other community business efforts throughout the year. For more information, contact Melissa Renult, Makah Chamber of Commerce, 360-640-2967.
Forks Emblem Club #488 and Concerned Citizens will host their Annual Easter Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Sunday, April 20, at the Forks Elks Lodge. The public is invited to enjoy a buffet that includes ham, sausage, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, french toast, juice and coffee. Price: 12 years and over $7, seniors and 5-11 years of age $5 and children 4 years and under are free.
Emblem Club Rainfest Bazaar/swap meet
An amazing array of items will be available for sale at the Emblem Club #488 Bazaar from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road. In addition to shopping opportunities lunch will be available as well as an Easter Cake Table. Tables are still available to rent, large for $15 and small for $8, for more information or to rent a table call Diane at 374-2230.
Bring your pet and meet the Vet
Forks True Value will host a meet and greet for Forks' new veterinarian, Pat Dowell, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Dowell currently has an office in Port Angeles, Best Friends Pet Care, and will be expanding her practice to include Forks for several days a week to start. She plans on occupying the former DMV office in the Almar building.Refreshments will be provided by JT's Sweet Stuffs and any pets that attend must be on a leash.
Flag Football Tournament
Forks Police Officers first flag football tournament will take place on Saturday, April 26, at Tillicum Park. Affectionately being called "The Pig Bowl" action will take place rain or shine and organizers are currently seeking individual for teams.There will be seven people on each team and the cost is $10 per person. For questions or more information, contact Mike Rowley at 374-9011.