Community Activities

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FOFL Book Sale

The Friends of the Forks Library will hold a book sale on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Forks Library. Books will be $3 a bag.

February’s Men’s

Christian Breakfast

February Men’s Nondenominational Fellowship Breakfast at Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave., is this Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. This month’s topic is “How we can be the Salt of the Earth and Light of the World.”

Also if you have community help projects please bring those for discussion. Another question is do we want to sponsor an Easter Sunrise Service at the park? Pastor Johnson with assistance from others will be providing the breakfast of Texas French toast, link sausage along with scrambled eggs, coffee/ juice. Breakfast is by donation. The Reading and Prayer for Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. sharp.

We have a great core group of men from different denominations that have caused our core group to grow and our discussions about the scriptures to flourish. Check us out for a great breakfast and a time in the word of the Lord.

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come and have a morning of fellowship, renewal, and prayer with men of the Christian faith. For more information call Pastor Warren Johnson at 360-640-8239.

A Month of Creativity

It’s time to see how creative everyone was in January! Did you choose a project or activity? It is time to share what you created. The reveal at the library will be Saturday, Feb. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. The public is invited.

Upcoming Chamber


The Forks Chamber of Commerce meets on Wednesdays at Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill, from noon -1 p.m. Lunch is available for purchase. New members and the community are always welcome.

Feb. 19 – James Roubal, WA Coastsavers, and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Feb. 26 – Shannon Damron, Forks Hospital Foundation

Music for a Cure Benefit Concert

Vocalist Monica Henry will be singing jazz classics at the annual “Music For A Cure” Leukemia and Lymphoma Society benefit concert hosted by the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd., on Feb. 29 from 7-9 p.m. Entrance to this “age 21 or older” event is by donation and all proceeds go to the LLS to support cancer research and patient/family assistance!

Hunter Safety Class

Hunter Safety Class will be held March 9, 11, 16 and 18 at the West End Sportsmen’s Club. Classes are from 6-9 p.m. The online field test will be on March 14. The class test will be held March 21, 8 a.m. – noon also at the Sportsmen’s Club. The classes are free.

Daddy Daughter Dance

A Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the First Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave, from 6-8:30 p.m. The evening is open to any parent figure accompanied by a child and will include a photo, cupcake, crafts, refreshments, dancing, and many everlasting memories. The cost is $25 for one adult and one child and $10 for each additional child. Tickets can be purchased at the door – all funds raised will go towards sending local teens to Young Life Camp this summer.

Family Night

Forks First Baptist Church, 651 S. Forks Ave., is having a Family Game and Finger Food Night on Saturday, March 7, from 3-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Games included will be the new sensation, Wingspan, the Farmer’s Game and many others. Everyone is invited!

Monday Musical

Monday Musicale’s February meeting will be Feb. 17, and meets at Monday noon followed by a surprise musician for a free concert. The public is invited. The meeting will be held in the Queen of Angels Catholic Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th, Port Angeles.

All the dues collected go to funding scholarships for our local senior graduates for their continuing education. Applications for scholarships are at the local high schools. Auditions will be May 3 at the Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m.

For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.


Tax-Aid volunteers will be at Forks City Hall, in the Council Chambers, 500 East Division St., every-other-Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the following dates:

Feb. 1, 15, and 29 and March 14, 28 and April 11

No appointment is required. First-come, first-served.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide: Important Documents to Bring to the Tax-Aide Site

• Last year’s tax return(s)

• Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all your dependents

• Photo I.D. required for all taxpayers.

• Checkbook if you want to direct deposit any refund(s)


• W-2 from each employer

• Unemployment compensation statements

• SSA-1099 form showing the total Social Security benefits paid to you for the year, or Form RRB-1099, Tier 1 Railroad Retirement benefits

• 1099 forms reporting interest (1099-INT), dividends (1099-DIV), proceeds from sales (1099-B), as well as documentation showing the original purchase price of your sold assets

• 1099-R form if you received a pension, annuity, or IRA distribution

1099-Misc forms

• Information about other forms of Income

• State or local income tax refund


All forms and canceled checks indicating federal and state income tax paid (including quarterly estimated tax payments)


Most taxpayers have a choice of taking either a standard deduction or itemizing their deductions. You will need to bring the following information:

• 1098 form showing any home mortgage interest

• 1098-T and 1098-E forms (Tuition and Student Loan Interest payments)

• A list of medical/dental expenses (including doctor and hospital bills and medical insurance premiums), prescription medicines, costs of assisted living services, and bills for home improvements such as ramps and railings for people with disabilities

• Summary of contributions to charity

• Receipts or canceled checks for all quarterly or other paid tax

• Property Tax bills and proof of payment

Health Insurance

• Form 1095A if you purchased through Marketplace (Exchange)

• Any exemption correspondence from the Marketplace (if applicable)


• Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, or Social Security number)

• 1099 forms related to continuing education and related receipts and canceled checks

For more information about AARP Tax-Aide, including which documents to bring with you, visit the AARP website here or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

Garden Club

to discuss Birds

The next meeting of the Bogachiel Garden Club will be Wednesday, Feb. 19, beginning at 1:15 p.m. at the Community Center on Maple Ave. The program will be “Birds on the Farm” with Linda Wells. Members and those attending are also encouraged to bring wild birdseed. The birdseed collected will be donated to the Forks Community Hospital’s Long Term Care to provide birdwatching opportunities for the residents there.