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.
Raising Grandchildren Assistance
Relatives As Parents is available to help relatives 55 years and older raising grandchildren or relative children. If you need funding for a child’s bed, clothes, shoes, counseling or food call Susie at 374-9496 Ext. 2.
Earth Day Cleanup
Volunteers are invited to an Earth Day Cleanup, April 22, at the Sappho park-and-ride at noon. Bring gloves, water and clean clothes for Hungry Bear afterward.
Free Computer Classes
Do you struggle with everyday computer tasks? Would you like to connect with family and friends via social media but just don’t know how? Forks High School senior Autumn Greiner is offering a free computer class for her senior project.
Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays May 1-31 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on a drop-in basis at Peninsula College, 481 S. Forks Ave. For more information or questions call 360-620-0666.
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.
Clallam County 4-H New Volunteer Orientation
Do you have an interest to share? Do you like working with youth? 4-H volunteers can help with a 4-H project area, start a new club or program in your neighborhood, teach a class in their area of expertise or help behind the scenes. You are invited to attend Clallam County 4-H Volunteer Orientation to learn more about WSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program on Monday, April 24, from 5-7 p.m. at the Forks Library.
NOLS Celebrates Día de los Niños/ El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)
On Saturday, April 29, the North Olympic Library System will join hundreds of libraries across the nation in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Bilingual library programs will feature books, songs, crafts, and games in both Spanish and English. This program will be held at 1 p.m. at the Forks Library. All children in attendance will receive a free book!
Every year libraries across the country participate in El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Día is a celebration of children, families, and literary diversity that culminates each year in April. This special day emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
NOLS has a wide range of books for all ages available in Spanish. In addition, patrons may request books in other languages from libraries around the country through the interlibrary loan service.
are due May 1
Clallam County Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis would like to remind the taxpayers of Clallam County that first-half property taxes for 2017 are due by Monday, May 1. Since April 30 is on Sunday, the deadline is extended until Monday, May 1.
Property tax payments must be postmarked or dropped off at the Clallam County Courthouse by Monday, May 1. Please be aware that mail dropped in a U.S. postal mailbox after the post office pick-up time may result in a postmark of May 2 and will be considered delinquent.
The only drop-off location that remains is the gray drop box specifically designated for property tax payments, and other courthouse business, located within the circular drive at the courthouse 223 Fourth St., Port Angeles. If you require a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope, and the office will mail one to you.
The Treasurer’s Office can accept most credit and debit cards, either at the Treasurer’s Office counter or online at http://www.clallam.net/Treasurer. A convenience fee will be charged by the credit and/or debit card provider.
Payments postmarked or dropped off at the county courthouse after May 1 are delinquent and subject to 1 percent delinquent interest. On June 1, an additional 1 percent interest and 3 percent penalty will be charged on the full year tax amount.
To access your property tax information online, select “Property Search” in the left-hand column on the home-page of the County’s website at www.clallam.net.
If you have any questions regarding your property taxes or assessments, call the Treasurer’s Office at 417-2344.
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.
Bounce Back Volleyball Tournament
Forks Abuse Program is hosting the second annual Bounce Back Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, April 29, at 8:30 a.m. at the Akalat Center in La Push. Call today to register 360-374-6411.
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.
NOLS to close
for staff training
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 Library, the Sequim Library and the Forks Library will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29. The Clallam Bay Library will reopen Monday, May 1. The library is always open at www.nols.org.
SAVE THE DATE
On Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road, will host the 7th annual Forks Family Fair!
Activities and services offered:
Family Caregiver &Kinship Caregiver Support Programs, Forks Community Hospital, Elks Lodge, Emblem Club, Forks Abuse Program, Laff Pack Clowns, Forks Police Department, Forks Library, Soroptimists International, Molina Healthcare, PenCom (9-1-1), 4-H Clubs, Amateur Emergency Radio Service, Olympic Medical Home Health, PUD, Forks Fire District 1, Catholic Community Services, Concerned Citizens, SHIBA, Laurel Place, American Red Cross, Northwest Justice Project, Sunshine &Rainbows Daycare, Clallam County Sheriffs Office, Olympic Community Action Programs, The Caring Place, Homecare Referral Registry, Information &Assistance, 4-H petting zoo, and canine exhibition, crafts, bike rodeo, health screenings, face painting and refreshments.