Community Activities and Announcements

What is going on in Forks, and the rest of the West End?

Kinship Care support dollars available

Are you raising a grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin, sibling or other non-biological relative? If so, there is funding available for food, clothing, youth activities, counseling and other needs. Call Susie at 374-9496. Ask about Kinship Care Support and be assessed for eligibility.

Paws to read

Children can practice their reading skills with a trained therapy dog at the Forks Library on Tuesdays, April 15, May 20, and June 10, between 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tally the service dog and her trainer Sherry Schaff will be on hand for children who want to read to Tally.When service or therapy dogs are used to help children build their reading skills, children find encouragement and reading success by reading aloud to dogs that are trained to listen and be attentive.

Tally and her trainer are members of the Olympic Gentle PAWS therapy dog group. This program is suitable for children ages 6 and up, it’s free and requires no advance registration.The Forks Library is at 171 Forks Avenue South. To learn more about this program, contact the library at 374-6402 or, or visit

St. Anne Catholic Church Holy Week Schedule

As Lent draws to an end, St. Anne Catholic Church will begin celebrating Holy Week on Palm Sunday, April 13, at regular Mass time of 8:30 a.m. Following Mass there will be a breakfast hosted by the men of the parish. Holy Thursday, April 17, there will be a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by Feast of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m., in English and Spanish, and then Adoration until midnight.

Good Friday, April 18, Stations of the Cross will be at 3 p.m. and Veneration of the Cross will be at 7 p.m. With great joy Saturday, April 19, at the Easter Vigil, the Paschal Fire will be lit and Mass will begin at 8 p.m. It will be in English and Spanish. Easter Sunday celebration will be at the regular Mass times of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (in Spanish). Come celebrate Holy Week at St. Anne Catholic Church!

All Seventies FHS class reunion

If you graduated from Forks High School in the 1970s or even if you attended you are invited to an all 1970s class reunion from noon-midnight Saturday, April 26, at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road. Cost per person is a suggested donation of $20 (or more) to support the Elks. Open to Forks High School classes of 1968-1981. For questions or more information, call Christi at 640-2132.

Easter Breakfast

Forks Emblem Club #488 and Concerned Citizens will host their Annual Easter Breakfast on Sunday, April 20 from 8-11 a.m. at the Forks Elks Lodge. The public is invited to enjoy a buffet that includes ham, sausage, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, french toast, juice and coffee. Prices for 12 years and over $7, seniors and 5-11 years of age $5 and children 4 years and under are free.

Easter Egg Hunt

The 2014 Annual Forks Community Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Tillicum Park Baseball Fields. Children will be separated into three age groups: 3 and under, 4-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. All participants will be eligible to win a bike, chocolate rabbits and stuffed animals.

Clallam Bay-Sekiu community beach cleanup

On Saturday, April 19, there will be a community beach cleanup. Volunteers are asked to sign up at 9 a.m. and meet at the following locations:Clallam Bay Visitor CenterHoko River/Vista neighborhood by mailboxesSekiu River northwest corner past bridgeShipwreck Point Ray’s GroceryTrash bags and gloves will be handed out to volunteers.

Bring your “Most Unusual Finds” to the Visitor Center for display and prizes by 3 p.m.From 1-4 p.m there will be a complimentary barbecue, refreshments and music at the Chito Beach Resort. For more information or questions, call Roy or Nancy at 963-2442.