The Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road, will host a Blood Drive on Friday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch. To schedule an appointment or for questions regarding eligibility, call 1-800-398-7888 ext. 2.
Win a turkey
West End Business and Professional Association begins its holiday promotions in November. When you purchase items at any WEBPA member store, you will receive a blue ticket for every $10 spent. Drop your tickets in the barrel at Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave., for a chance to win a turkey at drawings at 1 p.m., Nov. 11 and 18. Three turkeys will be given away each time. After Thanksgiving, the tickets will remain in the barrel and will be entered in the Santa Bucks drawings that will continue through Christmas.
For more information, call 360-374-3311. Must be present to win.
Santa’s Workshop sign-ups started on Nov. 1. Come into Forks Abuse Program, 81 S. 2nd Ave., to pick up or drop off a sign-up sheet. Sign-ups are from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The next Folks for Change Meeting will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Forks Library, from noon-2 p.m.
Please join us for an ongoing roundtable type discussion regarding the current state of our nation and what we can do to remain active. All are welcome!
The Bear Cave is
Mamabears Boutique, 130 S. Forks Ave., will soon be offering clothing and other items for free for those in need.
\The Bear Cave will be located in the back of the store. Donations are currently being welcomed.
All people that make donations Nov. 1-15 will be entered into a drawing for a basket full of wonderful items donated by several local businesses.
For more information, call Crystal at 360-590-6262.
Annual Harvest dinner
The Esther Chapter, Order of Eastern Star will hold its annual Harvest Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 12 from noon-4 p.m. at the Masonic Center, Seventh and Lincoln streets in Port Angeles.
The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetable, roll, homemade pie and beverages.
The cost is $15 for adults, $10 for ages 6-12 and children under six are free. Tickets are available from Judy Scott 360-457-6783, Louann Yager 360-460-5867 and Virginia Elliott 360-509-9211, or at Bingo on Friday night.
selling wreaths and cedar garland!
Soroptimist’s ladies are now taking orders for wreaths and garlands to be available for pickup prior to Thanksgiving… so you can share them with family or friends over the holiday! They come with cones, berries and a beautiful bow created by Charlene at Leppell’s.
Proceeds support all the good things Soroptimist’s does in the Forks community.Wreaths— 28”-$20-without bow or $25 w/bow Cedar Garland—15’-$15, 25’-$20, 50’-$40, 75’-$65.
Call or text 360-640-3186 or Facebook. Or contact your favorite Soroptimist member. Thank you to all.
Dr. Pat’s Pet Care in Forks will be CLOSED
On Saturday, Nov. 18, Dr. Pat will be closed. If your pet needs any pet care, food or medicine, get it the Wednesday before or after, 360-374-5566.
Food Bank Baskets for Thanksgiving will be distributed on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at the Food Bank. Sign -ups going on now.
plans West End weekend
The Jefferson County Historical Society’s ninth-annual West End Weekend is Nov. 17-19.
JCHS executive director Bill Tennent said, “There are two major goals of the weekend—to encourage people from east Jefferson County to explore that beautiful and historic area of our county and to collect stories and historical information from West End residents for the county archives.”
West End residents are invited to have their stories recorded throughout the weekend by the JCHS Oral History Team. The recordings become part of the oral history collection housed at the JCHS Research Center. Historic Kalaloch Lodge will be the headquarters for the event and is offering special rates for Peninsula residents. For lodging reservations, call 866-662-9928 and ask for promo code “WESTEND17.”
The Forks Timber Museum will be open for visitors traveling through Forks en route to Kalaloch on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The rustic museum was built by the Forks High School carpentry class and many volunteers.
Set on five wooded acres, it tells the story of Northwest Olympic Peninsula logging.
An exhibit of historic photographs of small rural Jefferson County communities will be mounted in the Becker Suite at the Kalaloch Lodge at 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 and will close at 10 a.m. on Nov. 19.
There will be storytelling on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Peak 6 Adventure Store on the Upper Hoh Road from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Gladys Allen, now in her 80s, will share stories of her father, Leo Nelson. Nelson was born in Sweden in 1900 and became known as the “Paul Bunyan of West End.” His feat of bucking over 100,000 board-feet of timber with a cross-cut saw, known as a “misery whip”, into 32 to 36 foot lengths in a single day is logging legend.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, in the Becker Suite, author Teresa Schoeffel-Lingvall will present a program about Olympic Hot Springs, a popular resort owned by her family for 60 years. All programs are free and open to the public.
Perform at Forks Branch Library
Enjoy Music After Hours at the Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The chamber jazz duo PoetryMusic with Colleen O’Brien and Chris Lee will take you on a unique multi-media experience.
PoetryMusic is a world-class chamber jazz duo dedicated to performing poetry that has been set to music. Their multi-media performance is a remarkable fusion of literature and music. A slideshow of poems and photographs are projected so that the audience can follow the written word with the music being per formed. Lee and O’Brien have been performing together for more than 30 years and currently make their home in Port Angeles.
For more information about this and other events happening at the Library, visit www.nols.org, call 360.417.8500, or email [email protected] The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 South Forks Avenue.
Musician Nancy Stewart Visits the Forks Library
Join national award-winning children’s singer-songwriter Nancy Stewart for a fun-filled concert. Kids of all ages will enjoy the contagious sing-along fun that is part of every Nancy Stewart Show!
Stewart will perform on Friday, Dec. 15, at the Forks Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.