Community Announcements

  • Wed Nov 15th, 2017 2:42pm
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Lions Christmas Bazaar

The Clallam Bay/Sekiu Lions Club will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday and Saturday Nov. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., both days, at the Lions Den, on Bogachiel St. in Clallam Bay. In addition to tables of great items to buy you can purchase lunch all day! For questions or more information call Patricia at 360-963-2668.

SIORF Wreaths

and Garland Pick-up

Soroptimists Wreaths and Garland orders will be available for pickup at 140 Spartan Ave., not Leppell’s flowers, beginning Saturday from noon-4 p.m. Pickup times will also be Monday and Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. Thanks to all who have supported Soroptimists so they can continue to support the many projects in our area, our nation, and our world. For more information call 360-640-3186.

Seasonal Holiday


Chef Alberto Reyes will hold a Vegan Cooking Show on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Forks Athletic and Aquatic Club Dining Room at 1 p.m. Reyes will demonstrate cooking techniques to enhance food flavors and will show how to cook with vegan ingredients.

Come and taste the difference! Free Admission Donation will be accepted.

VFW Bazaar

The VFW Post 106, 110 Spartan Ave., will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy live music while you shop! Contact Pattie at 360-640-1814 for more information or to rent a table.

Feeding 5000 Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Feeding 500 will offer a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Community Center on Maple Ave. Everyone is welcome!

WEHS to hear about mills

A West End Historical Society program is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the First Congregational Church (note new location), 280 S. Spartan Ave., at noon and will feature Tom Rosmond with a discussion on local mills. A “for purchase” soup lunch will be available at this program.

WEHS meets the third Tuesday of the month and everyone is welcome.

Upcoming QVSD

Winter Concerts

On Thursday, Nov. 30, the fifth- and sixth-grade bands will present a Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. at the High School Commons and Stage. On Thursday, Dec. 7, the junior high, high school bands and vocal will present a Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. at the High School Commons and Stage and on Thursday, Dec. 14, the Elementary K-3 program will present a Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. at the Elementary Commons and Stage.

The Nov. 30 concert has been canceled due to conflicts so, there will be one big gala concert on the Dec. 7.

Blue and Gold


The annual Blue and Gold Spartan basketball scrimmage for boys and girls basketball will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. and boys game at 7 p.m. The Spaghetti Feed cost is $10 with spaghetti garlic bread and salad.

Blood Drive

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.

Men’s Breakfast

This Months Men’s Nondenominational Fellowship Breakfast will be held at Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave., on Nov. 18 at 8 a.m. This months program will be discussion on the up coming Santa’s Breakfast, true commitment to our Lord and our faith journeys, discussion on Scripture, Prayer and Christian fellowship.

Pastor Warren Johnson with the assistance from others will be providing the breakfast of biscuits w/sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, and coffee/juice. The Reading and Prayer for Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. sharp.

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

Win a turkey

in November!

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., on Nov. 18. Three turkeys will be given away. 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


Santa’s Workshop sign-ups started on Nov. 1. Come into Forks Abuse Program, 81 S. Second Ave., to pick up or drop off a sign-up sheet. Sign-ups are from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Child Find Screening

What is, a Child Find Screening?

Screening is a free check of your chi1d’s development-including:

• Large muscle development

• Eye-hand coordination (fine motor skills)

• Communication

• Concepts

• Personal-social skills

• Self-help skills

What is the purpose of a Child Find Screening?

The purpose of the screen is to identify any factors that may interfere with your child’s learning, growth, and development. The screening is also provided to help parents identify their child’s strength’s and weaknesses and provide home suggestions.

What happens during a Child Find Screening?

During the screening, your child may stack small blocks, cut with scissors, draw, count, name colors, jump, and have fun! Following the screening, a trained professional will talk with you about the results of the screening, You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about your child’s development You may be given home suggestions, referred on for further testing, or be scheduled to have skills rechecked at a later date. The screening process usually takes about 45 minutes.

Who is eligible to be screened?

Any child, birth to age 5, whose family or caregivers would like more information about their child’s development. All school districts within Washington State have Child Find screenings available. If your family is living in a temporary situation or you know children who are homeless, you may contact the district where you are staying to attend a screening.

Where can I go for screening?

For more information and to schedule a screening, contact:

• Ages birth to 3: Kersten Clemmons, Concerned Citizens, Forks, WA, 360-374-9340

• Ages 3-5: Angel Williams, Quileute Head Start, LaPush, WA, 360-374-2631

• Ages 5-21: Anita Baisley, Quileute Tribal School, 40 Ocean Drive, La Push, WA 98350, 360-374-5602

Historical Society

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 5 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. At 3 p.m., Mike Doherty will present a program about Franklin Roosevelt on the Olympic Peninsula. All programs are free and open to the public.

PoetryMusic to 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 performed. Lee and O’Brien have been performing together for more than 30 years and make their home in Port Angeles.

For more information about this and other events happening at the Library, visit, call 360-417-8500, or email [email protected] The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 South Forks Ave.

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.

Nate Crippen Tournament set for March 24 and 25

Basketball fans get ready …the annual Nate Crippen Tournament is scheduled for March 24-25. Spartan Coaches Rick Gooding and David Hurn will be running the tournament and Jake Jacoby will be organizing the event for his senior project. Watch for more details.

Immunization Clinic

The next Immunization Clinic will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, at the CCHHS office at 140 C St., in Forks. The clinic is from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. by appointment only. Call 360-374-3121 to schedule an appointment. Cash or check only Medicaid can be billed.

The first Forks RainCon – June 2018

RainCon is on the way!

The first Comicon to be held in Forks, Washington has a tentative date of June 22-24, 2018. A location has yet to be finalized.

RainCon is organized by Evan Sveum, of the comics shop by Home Slice Pizza in Forks. Donna Barr, organizer of the successful Clallam Bay Comicon, provides back-up administration and assistance as needed.

Admission to RainCon is free to the public. Raincon is encouraging anyone wanting to be a guest speaker or run an event to contact organizers as soon as possible. Fan suggestions are very welcome. Prices for tables are being kept to a minimum.

“Comicons” are entertainment conventions with a basic interest in the many forms of drawn books — but are very welcoming to any and all creative and entertainment endeavors. This is why they grow so quickly. Anything from The Tick to Twilight to Steampunk to Manga is welcomed with open arms. Local businesses are encouraged to offer special events and sales to attendees.

Contact: [email protected] and