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Town hall meeting-underage drinking

On Thursday, June 5, from 5-8 p.m. the Forks Police Foundation will present a town hall meeting on "Underage Drinking" in the community at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road.

The discussion will include consequences and evidence-based measures to prevent it, a prevention presentation, panel experts and audience discussion.June and July are two of the highest months of alcohol consumption by underage drinkers.

Buy a veteran a lunch

The Forks Old-Fashioned Fourth of July committee once again will sponsor the Buy a Veteran a Lunch program on July 4. Each $13 donation buys one lunch for a veteran from any food vendor in Tillicum Park on the day of the Fourth.

Make a donation or buy a ticket for a veteran of your choice. To make a donation or for questions, call Christi at 374-3311.

Washington State Parks announces ‘free days’ for June

No Discover Pass needed June 7-8

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission would like to remind the public that three dates in June are state parks "free days." The following days are free for day-use visits to state parks; visitors are not required to display a Discover Pass:

June 7 — National Trails DayJune 7-8 — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing Weekend

June 14 — National Get Outdoors Day

Free days are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the State Department of Natural Resources.

The Discover Pass legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 "free days" each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The Discover Pass is required to access lands managed by WDFW and DNR on these days.

The free days apply only to day use at state parks, not for overnight stays or rented facilities. The Discover Pass provides daytime access to parks. Overnight visitors are charged fees for camping and other overnight accommodations, and day access is included in the overnight fee.

For more information about state parks "free days" for 2014, visit www.parks.wa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=22For more information about WDFW’s Free Fishing Weekend, visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/free.

Learn to Row Day

Love to get a little exercise in the great outdoors, fresh air and beautiful scenery? Then Learn to Row Day is for you. On June 7 the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association will hold its annual learn to row day from 8-11 a.m. at the OPRA boathouse on Ediz Hook.

The instructor is Brazilian rowing coach Rodrigo Rodrigues. This event is for both youths at least 12 years old and adults. For more information, contact Colleen Brastad at cbrastad@olypen.com or 360-452-3493.

Basketball clinic to be held

A "Future Spartan" basketball clinic is planned for Saturday, June 21, at the Forks High School main gym. The clinic will focus on the fundamentals of the game.For those that will be entering fifth and sixth grades next school year the clinic will run from 10 a.m.-noon.

Students that will enter the seventh and eighth grades next year will participate from noon-2 p.m.The cost for the clinic is $5 per player. The first 80 players get a T-shirt.Paperwork needed to participate in the clinic is available at the middle and elementary schools. For questions or more information, contact Rick Gooding at 640-0310.

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