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Community Announcements

  • Fri Oct 29th, 2021 12:23pm
  • News

Forks Elks Plan Veteran’s Dinner

The Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd., will host a drive-through Veterans Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

The dinner is free to all Veterans and widows of Veterans; all others are asked to make a donation. The menu is yet to be decided.

Emblem Club Bazaar Nov. 20

Forks Emblem Club #488 will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar 2021 at the Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd., on Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tables are $20/regular and $25 with electrical access (when available). Due to COVID restrictions only one person per table. No raffles/drawings sales at the tables.

The Emblem Club will be selling drawing/raffle tickets. Text 360-640-2143 if interested in a table.

Author Talk: Anders Morley

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites you to join author Anders Morley for a live virtual discussion of This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter. The discussion will be held on Zoom on Friday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required to receive the Zoom login information for this event; register at nols.org or by contacting your local branch.

For as long as he could remember, Anders Morley dreamed of taking a very long walk. In his thirties, happily married and living in a faraway country but pining for the silent and snowy winters of his New Hampshire home, he decided to unite his old dream with his equally long-standing love of winter. Fourteen months later, just as the snow was starting to fall, he set off alone to spend the four coldest months of the year traveling on skis across the half-wild country of northwestern Canada.

For more information about library services and programs, visit www.nols.org, call 360.417.8500, email [email protected], or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.

Multi-Faceted Panel to Present at PC’s Oct. 27 Careers in Communication Event

Port Angeles, WA. – A league of extraordinary women will reunite over the airwaves Wednesday, October 27, to share tales of accomplishments in professional communications. They will be joined by a few exceptional men with stories of their career paths.

Careers in Communication, hosted by Peninsula College Communications Professor, Rich Riski, will begin at 1 p.m. via Zoom. The panel of media professionals represent a range of industries, including ESPN, Nike, National Public Radio, The Seattle Times, Outside In emergency management, Mosaic, Health Catalyst, The Sequim Gazette and The Chronicle of Centralia.

Many panel participants are former Webster Scholars who graduated from Peninsula College and served on the award-winning student newspaper The Buccaneer. The event is co-sponsored by the Peninsula College Foundation, the Peninsula Daily News, the Sequim Gazette, and KONP, KSQM and KPTZ radio.

Join the Zoom meeting at https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/82950511856, Meeting ID 829 5051 1856.

The event is free and open to the public.

Feiro Marine Life Center Pass

available through NOLS

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) and Feiro Marine Life Center have partnered to bring the joy of marine science to your family for free! Now you can place a hold on the Feiro pass with your NOLS card.

The pass offers free entry for up to 6 people: 2 adults and 4 children. Patrons who check out a pass will have access to the Feiro for up to 7 days. Passes may be checked out by any NOLS cardholder from any branch, but must be picked up at the Port Angeles Main Library.

The Feiro Marine Life Center showcases sea stars, crabs, scallops, anemones, fish and other marine life, all living within 20 miles of Port Angeles, from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Get a hands-on view at the microscope station and check out some of the area’s natural history through displays of whale bones and shells, sculptures and murals, and three touch tanks. The Marine Life Center is a fun, safe, and easy way for people of all ages and physical abilities to experience the marine waters of the North Olympic Peninsula.

Feiro Marine Life Center is located on the Port Angeles City Pier and is open Thursdays – Mondays, 12 – 4 p.m. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Exploring our local marine life is great at any age, and research shows that kids who are encouraged to explore their surroundings are more motivated to become curious, engaged learners.

NOLS offers many resources to pique that curiosity. Books, documentaries, and other materials are available for all ages about the anemones, octopuses, sea cucumbers and other fascinating marine life that can be found in our local waters. Browse the collection, or stop by your local library for help finding that perfect read.

For more information about this and other NOLS services, visit www.nols.org, call 360-417-8500, or email [email protected]

Peninsula Basketball League

PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula Basketball League, an adult recreation league formerly run by the City of Port Angeles, will begin Nov. 7 and run through January on the new gym floor at Peninsula College.

Registration is now underway. The fee is $45 per player with no team fee. Team captains can reserve their spot by emailing league organizer Donald Rollman at [email protected] Individuals can register on-line at gopcpirates.com under “event tickets.”

Participants must be 16 or older. Games will be played on Sundays at Peninsula College. There will be just one division.

Due to the state mask mandate for public buildings, participants will be required to play in a mask until that policy changes.