Community Activities and Announcements


Peninsula College in Forks to show 'The Whale'
Peninsula College in Forks will bring the true story of Luna, a young wild killer whale, to the silver screen on Friday, Aug. 8.
The documentary, "The Whale," will begin at 7 p.m. at the Forks Extension Site at 481 S. Forks Ave. and is free to the public.


You are invited!
The Strait Wheelers invite you to join them for a free evening of dance, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Sons of Norway Hall, 131 W. Fifth St., Port Angeles.
If you've never experienced square dancing in the 21st century, you may be surprised to find dance music includes everything from jazz to classical, rap to rock, as well as the old-time country tunes. And it is fun for the whole family.
Caller Janolyn Keller has many years of experience guiding participants through the moves and guarantees that she will have everyone out on the floor, kicking up their heels, laughing and singing along.
For more information, call Glen 360-457-3912.


Resource event for Interfor workers
All laid off Interfor workers are invited to attend a resource event on Thursday, August 14, sponsored by WorkSource Clallam County and Peninsula College. There will be two sessions, 10 a.m. until noon and 2 until 4 p.m., at the Forks High School Commons.
Information regarding Unemployment Insurance benefits, employment and training resources and services will be presented.
For more information, contact WorkSource at 360-457-2133.



Healthy Families Fair
Forks Community Hospital and Swedish Medical Center are teaming up to offer free, fun and healthy activities at the Healthy Family Fair on Saturday August 9, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Forks High School.
Learn about immunization, first aid and CPR, gun safety, stress management, and health insurance information. Take advantage of free eye exams, blood pressure checks and car seat adjustments as well as tour an ambulance, enjoy live health talks and raffles and prizes and lots more.
Come learn how to keep your entire family healthy.



Monument dedication scheduled
A monument on Upper Hoh Road to commemorate the 1808 shipwreck of the Russian sailing vessel the Sv. Nikolai near Rialto Beach is nearing completion and organizer Bill Sperry has announced that Saturday, Sept. 27, will be the date of the official dedication ceremony. The start time is yet to be determined.
Anyone wishing to help the night before with set up or the day of the event with the greeting of guests, setting up food and take-down and clean-up can call Lissy Andros at the Visitor Center at 374-2531 or 903-360-4449.


The SmileMobile is coming to Forks
The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Forks. The SmileMobile, a brightly painted 38 - foot dental clinic on wheels, is hard to miss when it rolls into town. Sponsored by Delta Dental of Washington and in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, the SmileMobile provides dental care to children from low- income families.
Children birth through high school with limited access to dental care can be scheduled for a dental exam by calling Washington Dental Service Foundation at 1-888-286-9105.
The SmileMobile is staffed by a clinic manager, dentist and dental assistant, and local volunteer dental professionals in each community it visits.  It will be parked at Bogachiel Medical Clinic, 390 Founders Way, Forks, WA  98331. The SmileMobile will provide examinations on Thursday, August 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, August 15 from 9 – 11:30 a.m., and Monday, August 18 from 1 - 3:30 pm.
Follow up treatment will be provided through Friday, August 22.
Apple Health/ProviderOne/Medicaid  and sliding scale fee is accepted as reimbursement for services.
The SmileMobile is operated by Washington Dental Service Foundation, a non profit organization created and partially funded by Delta Dental of Washington.
The SmileMobile, which provides services ranging from exams and preventive care to fillings and minor oral surgery, has examined and treated more than 30,000 youngsters in communities throughout Washington State.


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