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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 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.
Countdown to May 17!
Something exciting is happening in Forks and it is at the former Hideaway Teen Center. The countdown has started to a Grand Opening on May 17, 2014.
Teens, Tweens and children stand by for more exciting details next week! NEW management, New facelift, New activities, stay tuned for all the exciting details.
Pig Bowl 2014
Forks Police officers first flag football tournament will take place Saturday, April 26, at Tillicum Park. Affectionately being called "The Pig Bowl" action will take place rain or shine and organizers are 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.
Annual plant sale
West End Seniors will hold their annual plant sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, upstairs at the Sekiu Community Center. Lunch will be available and Messy Palettes will have art on display and for sale. Vendors are welcome, tables are $10. Call to confirm at 963-2438.
Dust off your platform shoes! Calling all Forks High grads classes 1968-1981, you are invited to the FHS Seventies Reunion at the Forks Elks Lodge from noon-midnight Saturday, April 26. The suggested donation at the door is $20 per person, additional donations will gladly be accepted, the event is a fundraiser for the lodge and all profits made will go to Forks Elks projects and charities.
If all goes well, the event may be come an annual event this same time each year.
The Elks will be providing lunch, dinner, snacks, music, use of the hall, all set-up and clean-up. All teachers from the time period are invited, too.
OPGA plans river clean-up day
Each year trash and debris settles along the river banks and near popular boat launch sites. The Olympic Peninsula Guides Association along with you, members of our community, will be going to several local rivers to clean garbage that has accumulated over the past year to get things cleaned up for the summer season.
Bring your trucks, boats, or whatever else may be of clean-up assistance. Enjoy a great afternoon at the river with friends and family and help beautify our community’s rivers at the same time!
The Olympic Peninsula Guides Association asks community members to meet at Forks Outfitters parking lot at 1 p.m. on May 8. For more information or questions call Bob Ball at 907-252-0209