Community Announcements

  • Thu Jul 12th, 2018 11:43am
  • News

Disability Voter

Registration Week

National Disability Voter Registration Week is July 16-20. The American Association of People with Disabilities and EveryLibrary are bringing the REV UP Campaign to libraries across the country including the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! The REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week each year in July to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community.

The League of Women Voters will be assisting with on-site voter registration at NOLS Forks Branch Library: July 16, 2-4 p.m. Visit the American Association of People with Disabilities website for additional information:

Candidates’ Forum

Candidates’ Forum 2018, will be hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Progressives, on Friday evening, July 13, at the Sons of Norway, 131 W. Fifth St., in Port Angeles. Doors open at 5 p.m., refreshments will be available and candidate speeches begin at 5:45 p.m.

Candidates for Clallam County District 3 Commissioner and Clallam County PUD Commissioner, have been invited to speak and participate in Q & A. Additional candidates will be permitted to speak, as time permits.

All are welcomed to attend. For more information, contact: Therese (Tree) Stokan, 360-640-0695 (good for texting.) [email protected], Facebook: @OlyPenPro.

Political Cartoonist Coming to Forks

Gayle Brauner, liberal political cartoonist from Port Angeles, will present her “Liberal Political Cartoon Traveling Show” at the Forks library on July 14, from noon-7 p.m., in the Jim and Nikki Klahn meeting room. Open and free to the public. PG13+ due to poignant images. The purpose of the show is to inform and provide a space for discussion.

Fun Days music,


and new cookbook

The Clallam Bay Presbyterian Church will host an Open House during Fun Days Saturday, July 14, at Hwy 112 and 8th St. from noon-2 p.m. Come for music and refreshments! This will be the first opportunity to buy the 2018 Clallam Bay-Sekiu Community Cookbook.

Sekiu Piano Concert

The second annual West End Youth and Community Club Piano Concert will be Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sekiu Center. Headliners this year will be Adam and Lorraine Burdick. He teaches at North Seattle Community College and conducts the Skagit Valley Chorale and she sings in the Seattle Opera Chorus. The program will include jazz standards, movie music, and more.

FCH Childbirth classes

The next Childbirth classes will take place Wednesdays, July 25 – Aug. 29 at the Caring Place, 481 W. E St. To register visit or call 360-374-6271 ext. 165 or email [email protected] or stop by the Forks Community Hospital Admitting Desk.

League of Women Voters of Clallam County to Sponsor Voter Forums

The League of Women Voters of Clallam County will sponsor two free public candidate forums across Clallam County. The forums are offered to help voters prepare to cast their ballots for the Aug. 7 primary election.

A candidate forum, co-sponsored by the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), will take place on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at the Forks Branch Library, 171 South Forks Ave. A panel will feature candidates for Clallam County Commissioner District 3: Bill Peach, Howard (Mike) Doherty, Jr., and Dale Wilson.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and bring their questions for the candidates.

The Clallam County Commissioner District 3 and Judge-District Court 1 races will appear on the Aug. 7 primary ballot. Under Washington’s “top two” primary system, the top two vote-getters in each of the primary races will advance to the Nov. 6 general election ballot. It is League of Women Voters practice to hold forums only for primary races where there are three or more candidates.

Ballots will be mailed on July 18 and must be postmarked no later than Aug. 7. In 2018, ballots will have prepaid postage, so voters will not need to apply a stamp.

West End Historical Society Meeting

The public is invited to attend the next WEHS meeting Tuesday, July 17. Members and community members are encouraged to bring old tools, old advertising memorabilia or anything else that they would like to share with the group.

Meetings start at noon at the Congregational Church on Spartan Ave. Lunch is available for $7.

Tidepool Exploration

in Clallam Bay

Calling all junior scientists! Explore tidepools with staff from Feiro Marine Life Center and the North Olympic Library System! On Monday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m., meet at Slip Point Lighthouse at the end of Frontier Street in Clallam Bay to explore the low tide! Learn about sea stars, anemones, and other treasures of the sea. Attendees should wear sturdy non-slip shoes and bring a favorite lab assistant (an adult) to help with the investigation. All ages are welcome to attend; youth 12 years and younger should be accompanied by an adult.


to help seniors

A volunteer oportunity exists to serve seniors and others by visiting and working as an ombudsman in long term care facilities in Forks. The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program can provide the free 36-hour certification training needed. Ombudsman volunteers visit with residents and advocate for their concerns when they request assistance.

For a volunteer packet to find out more, please call Caroline Wise at 360-417-8556.

Online Hunters Safety Field Course

An online Hunters Safety Field Course day is coming up on July 29. Those interested can registration on the WDFW web site and the class is from 2-6 p.m.

For questions or more information, call 360-640-4346.