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Forks Lions Club White Cane Days Auction
On Saturday, May 3, the Forks Lions Club Annual White Cane Days Auction will be at Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. The live auctions starts at 1 p.m. and lasts until everything has been sold.Come out and bid on lots of great stuff. Many one-of-a-kind items and more.Forks Lions serve as bartenders and auctioneers for this lively event.All proceeds, including bartender tips, go toward raising money for Lions Club sight projects.
Rusty Gate garden classes
The Rusty Gate nursery, 221 Wood St., is offering a “fairy garden” class on Saturday, May 3 and a “container class” on Saturday, May 17. Both classes start at noon. To sign up or for questions, call 374-5058.
Food preservation and canning workshop
Betsy Wharton, a Food Safety and Preservation advisor with WSU Clallam County Extension, will be holding a “Home Canning and Food Preservation Workshop” at the First Congregational Church in Forks from 10-11:30 a.m. May 3. Wharton will be talking about safe and effective methods for preserving your garden harvest and holding a question and answer session. She also will be available to test pressure cookers for accuracy on the spot for a $5 fee. So get off to the right start on the home gardening season and bring your pressure cooker and all your canning questions to the event.
Community Sign input needed
Rufus Kain is currently seeking the names of clubs and organizations in the area that would be interested in having a presence on signs that will greet people entering Forks. He is currently trying to gauge the interest on this type of project. If your club or organization is interested in having a spot on the sign call Kain at 374-3237 or 640-2613.
Calvary Chapel, 451 Fifth Ave., will be hosting a concert from 7-9:30 p.m. May 3. The concert is free and open to all ages, the music featured for the evening will be hip hop and acoustic rock featuring Temple Veil and Ace.
The Fourth Annual Forks Family Fair
The Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road, will host the Fourth Annual Forks Family Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Fun and information for the entire family includes a Forks Police Bicycle Rodeo, free youth bicycle helmets, face painting, clowns, CHIPS Child ID Program, blood pressure and blood sugar checkups, ABCD Dental Program, games and refreshments. For more information, contact Susie at 374-9496.
Kids Fishing Day
The annual West End Sportsmen’s Club sponsored Kids Fishing Day is set for 6 a.m.-noon Sunday, May 4, at the Bogachiel Rearing Pond. All children 12 and under are welcome. Coffee, hot chocolate and donuts provided free of charge.The Sportsmen’s Club has poles to loan or bring your own pole and tackle. Fishing gear is first-come, first-served.Five fish limit per fisher. Club members will be available to help young fishers. Parental support, supervision/guidance appreciated.
Dog obedience state qualifier
On Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m., in Tillicum Park, Makenzie Weston will be sponsoring a Dog Obedience State Qualifier for 4-H as her senior project. For questions or more information, call 640-2233.
Forks Alternative School Plant and Hanging Basket Sale
The annual Mother's Day Forks Alternative School Plant and Hanging Basket Sale will be held Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the FHS Auto Shop. The students have made beautiful hanging baskets that are a perfect Mother's Day gift. Profit from the plant and hanging basket sale will be used for an end-of-the-year field trip to Point Defiance Zoo.