Sunshine and Rainbows Carnival
Thursday, Aug. 23, is Carnival Time at Sunshine and Rainbows. It’s a pirate theme this year so wear a costume if you like. There will be games and prizes. Tickets are 25 cents. Everyone is welcome, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Stop by the Family First Center, 945 S. Forks Ave., from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., for some fun!!
Walk Run Hope 2018
Come support Cancer and MS research at Walk Run Hope 2018 on Saturday, Sept. 22. The start time is 10 a.m. from the Mary Clark Road pit and the finish line is on the Olympic Discovery Trail/Cooper Ranch Road, with vendors and stations along the way.
Pre-register by Aug. 17, $40 for a shirt and medal. Day of registration is $25. To register or for more information call Shelley at 360-640-0667 or Charlotte at 360-640-0928.
A Classical Conversations Homeschool Community information meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Forks Library in the Klahn Room.
Classical Conversations is for ages 4-18. Come Learn more about our group!
Pirates and Mermaids Storytime at the Forks Branch Library
Ahoy mateys! Pirates and Mermaids Storytime will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System.
This special storytime will feature swashbuckling pirate stories, sea chanties, games, and crafts to make you go “Argh!” Be sure to come dressed as your favorite pirate or mermaid.
Activities are geared towards youth 3-7 years of age.
The SmileMobile (dental van) is coming to Forks Aug. 13-31
If you would like to make a SmileMobile appointment or have questions please call now 888-286-9105.
The Arcora Foundation SmileMobile, which travels the state offering dental services to children, pregnant women and family members (if capacity allows) who might not otherwise have access to dental care, will be in Forks.
The SmileMobile is staffed by a dentist, clinic manager, and dental assistant and will be parked at the Bogachiel Medical Clinic, 590 Bogachiel Way. The SmileMobile will provide dental examinations to children from birth up through high school age, pregnant women and family members (if capacity allows) on Monday, Aug. 6-Wednesday, Aug. 8. Treatment appointments will be scheduled the duration of the stay. If you would like to make an appointment or have questions please call now 888-286-9105.
We accept Apple Health and offer a sliding fee scale based on family income and size.
The SmileMobile is operated by the Arcora Foundation (formerly Washington Dental Service), a non-profit organization created and partially funded by Delta Dental of Washington in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital.
The West Jefferson Emergency Preparedness Work Group and the Quinault Amateur Radio Club will be holding their next meeting on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Queets Clearwater School from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Emergency Preparedness meeting will go from 10 a.m.-noon followed by the Radio Club meeting from noon-1 p.m.
Amateur radio class will be held Aug. 18, 25, and Sept. 1, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Port Angeles Fire Department at Fifth and Laurel Street. The exam will take place Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.
Anyone interested in earning their entry level, (Technician class) Amateur radio license or the Intermediate level (General Class) is invited to attend classes on three successive Saturdays.
Candidates will learn FCC Rules and Regulations, Basic Electronics, How to Operate, and Radio Frequency Safety. There is no cost for the class, which is presented by volunteers from Clallam County Amateur Radio Club. Candidates must purchase an American Radio Relay League Technician or General License Manual at a cost of $29.95 each. Direct at arrl.org/shop/Licensing-Education-and-Training/ or from Amazon Prime.
Technician – ARRL Ham Radio License Manual Fourth Edition (Softcover) for exams beginning July 1, 2018.
The final exam session cost is $15 for processing by the Club and ARRL.
Class size will be limited to 32 candidates.
For more information, or to register for the class, email Chuck Jones, N7BV at [email protected]
Scott to demonstrate air layering
Forks resident Barbara Scott will explain how to reproduce plants by air layering on Thursday, Aug. 9, at noon in the County Commissioners meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
Air layering is a method of propagating new trees and shrubs from stems that are still attached to the parent plant. It requires wrapping sphagnum moss around a wounded branch and wrapping it to produce roots for a new plant. This method produces a reasonably sized tree within 4-5 months instead of waiting years for a seedling to develop into a small tree. Scott will share her experience in air layering a Japanese maple.
Scott is a past Master Gardener and editor of the Clallam County Master Gardener newsletter. She has gardened in Virginia and in Forks for years.
She is also a member of the Dungeness Bonsai Society and the Bogachiel Garden Club in Forks
This presentation is part of the “Green Thumb Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second and fourth Thursday of every month in Port Angeles. Attendees may bring a lunch.
The presentations are free and open to the public. For questions, call 360-565-2679.