The Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road, will host a blood drive on Friday, April 21, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed from 1-2 p.m. for lunch). To make an appointment or for questions call 1-800-398-7888 ext. 2.
T-ball and Rookie sign-ups will take place at Duncan Fields on April 13, 19 and 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. The cost is $35 per player, due at sign-ups. Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31. Rookie is grades 1-2. Call Laci 360-640-1226 or Kim 360-640-0777 with questions.
Judges needed for
The final round of senior presentations for FHS are coming up next month, and community members are needed to help out as judges! The following dates and times are available (see below).
If you are interested, please email [email protected] or call 360-374-6262 x263 with your availability. Thank you!
Dates: May 8, 9, 10, 12 (no Thursday)
Times: Morning shift 8:30-11:30 a.m., afternoon shift 1-3 p.m.
Talk on contamination
On Tuesday, April 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Landing Mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles, Dr. Jay Cullen of the University of Victoria will present a talk on the Fukushima Ocean Radionuclide Monitoring (InFORM) project. The InFORM project is a partnership between academic, government, non-governmental organizations and citizen scientists to monitor the arrival of Fukushima-derived contamination.
In response to public demand, monitoring began in the fall of 2014, when models predicted the arrival of radionuclide contamination from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. Monitoring efforts will capture the peak of the radionuclide contamination, predicted to occur in local waters, utilizing a network to collect coastal, oceanic and marine biota samples.
The InFORM project will continue its monitoring efforts through 2019. The cost for the talk is a $7 suggested donation, Feiro members are free.
For questions or more information, contact Melissa Williams at [email protected] marinelifecenter.org or call 360-417-6254.
LAST CHANCE for
FREE TAX-AIDE SERVICE
IRS-certified AARP TAX-AIDE volunteers will be available one last time this year to prepare and electronically file your tax returns at the Forks City Hall. The service is free of charge.
The TAX-AIDE volunteers will be available every other Saturday until April 15, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
No appointment is required — taxpayers will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.
Forks Community Hospital is now accepting applications for the summer CNA class. The class begins June 19. Email Annie Crippen at [email protected] for more information.
Forks Community Hospital will offer childbirth classes beginning April 18 and ending May 23 at the Caring Place, 481 W. E St. To register, go to forks hospital.org or call 360-374-6271 ext. 533 or by email to [email protected] or at the Forks Community Hospital admitting desk.
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins March 31. Children must be 5 years old prior to Sept. 1 to be eligible for enrollment. Parents or guardians are asked to provide the child’s birth certificate and most current immunization record during registration.
Register at QVSD District Office at 411 S. Spartan Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, March 31-June 30. Registration will re-open Aug. 22 and continues through the opening of the 2017-2018 school year. Contact QVSD District Office at 360-374-6262 if you need more information.
Better Balance Classes
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for better balance classes are coming soon to Forks Community Hospital. Come improve your balance through participating in a fun, evidence-based, adapted Tai Ji Quan program that improves muscle strength, balance, flexibility, mobility and reduces the risk of falls. Classes start April 24, every Monday and Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Call Char Weston now at 374-6271 ext. 119 to sign up. No prior experience necessary, participants should be able to walk without physical assistance.
Just in time to get rid of all those old tax records! A shred event will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, in the Forks Forum parking lot, 490 S. Forks Ave., to benefit the Forks Community Food Bank. Bring your shred and donate to the food bank. Food and/or cash donations accepted.
VOICES FOR VETERANS STAND DOWN
On May 4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Road, will host the annual Veterans Stand Down. It is open to all veterans: homeless veterans, veterans in need and immediate dependent family members. Services and other activities include:
Hot breakfast/hot lunch, employment services, benefits counseling, housing assistance, haircuts, legal aid, health screening/medical-dental, free clothing/bedding/hygiene kits and outdoor equipment and free transportation — through Clallam and Jefferson Transit buses. For information and transportation, call Jeff, 360-797-1791; Paul, 360-640-0296; or Gary, 360-390-5557.
Forks Elementary School PTO Elections will be at 5:30 p.m. April 18 in the FES lunchroom. Elections will be held for the treasurer and secretary positions for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested in being involved next year, join us for this meeting or call Kim 640-0777.
This Months Men’s Nondenominational Fellowship Breakfast will be held at Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave., on April 15 at 8 a.m. This month’s topic will be a discussion about the Easter Season, with some music and lots of prayer.
Pastor Johnson with the assistance from others will be providing the breakfast of biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, and coffee/ juice.
Take time out of your busy schedule to come and have a morning of fellowship, renewal, and prayer with men of the faith. For more information call Pastor Warren Johnson at 360-640-8239.
West End Historical Society Meeting
The WEHS will meet Tuesday, April 18, at noon at the Rainforest Arts Center. Members of the Clallam County Historical Society will be the program. Come hear about what they do and their upcoming “BigGarage Sale.”
WEHS meetings are open to the public, new members are always welcome. Membership is $5 per year.
North Olympic Library System to close for
all-day staff training session on Friday,
All libraries in the North Olympic Library System will be closed on Friday, April 28, to allow staff to attend an in-service training day. The Port Angeles Main Library, the Sequim Branch, and the Forks Branch will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. The Clallam Bay Branch will reopen Monday, May 1. The Library is always open at www.nols.org.