Community Announcements

  • Fri Jul 27th, 2018 1:24pm
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Klahn Family Reunion

There will be an All Klahn Family reunion Saturday, Aug. 11, at Tillicum Park in Forks beginning at 11 a.m. It will be a potluck with eating utensils, paper plates and cups provided. Please bring a favorite dish to share and lawn chairs. For more information please contact Karen Stites, 360-590-0575 or Geri Klahn, 360-533-3285. Please share this information with family members!

Rockhounding Around the Olympics

In keeping with the 2018 Summer Reading Program theme “Libraries Rock!” Garret Romaine will present Rockhounding Around the Olympics at all North Olympic Library System (NOLS) locations.

Romaine will explain some of the interesting geology of the Olympic Peninsula and share how the regional structure has resulted in fascinating rockhounding opportunities that include fossils, minerals, rocks, and gold panning.

Rockhounding Around the Olympics will be held at the following times and locations:

Friday, Aug. 3, at noon: Clallam Bay Branch Library

Friday, Aug. 3. at 5 p.m.: Forks Branch Library

Garret Romaine has a Bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Oregon and a Master’s degree in geography from the University of Washington. Mr. Romaine is the author of several books on Pacific Northwest field collecting, including Gem Trails of Washington, Gem Trails of Oregon, Rockhounding Idaho, and Gold Panning the Pacific Northwest; limited copies will be available for purchase. Garret will also talk about his new book, Geology Lab for Kids. Bring your questions and take notes!

Fall Sports

Registration Time

Fall sports registration for Forks High School and Forks Junior High School student-athletes is now open on the webpage under Links/Falls Sports Registration/Family ID.

Athletes are required to provide insurance information, must have a current sport physical and need to purchase an ASB Card before the first competition.

Musical Instruments to checkout at NOLS

Have you always wanted to learn how to play guitar like Eric Clapton, violin like Lindsey Stirling, or the ukulele like Eddie Vedder? Have you been nervous to put a lot of money into the instrument for you or a child before trying one out?

Thanks to a very generous donation and partnership with Joyful Noise in Sequim, the North Olympic Library System now has instruments available for checkout! All four NOLS branches have a ukulele and strumstick to check out. Forks and Port Angeles also have guitars available, and Port Angeles, Sequim and Clallam Bay have violins. Each instrument checks out for 3 weeks and must be returned to the customer service desk at the branch where it was checked out from. For those that are percussively minded – don’t forget about NOLS’ Rhythm Buckets which contain a variety of fun noisemakers and can be checked out from any branch!

For more information about this and other non-traditional items at your library, visit, call the library at 360-417-8500, or email [email protected]


Parenting Matters Foundation and the First Teacher Program will bring back the popular BLOCK Fest™ program to all North Olympic Library System locations this summer. The building fun will begin on Thursday, Aug. 2, join the building bonanza with the Forks Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. and the Clallam Bay Library at 2:30 p.m.

BLOCK Fest™ is a research-based block play program geared towards children from 8 months to 8 years with their caregivers. Parents and/or caregivers who accompany their child are encouraged to join in and play. Children and adults can rotate from station to station in a self-guided tour to play with a variety of different blocks.

Traffic Delays Expected on Two Forest Roads

Planned activities in the coming weeks are expected to slow travel time for motorists on two forest roads.

Contractors will be conducting asphalt repair work on the 22 Donkey Creek Road on July 21 and 22 which is expected to cause delays in sections of the road. The work is scheduled for the first ten miles of the 22 Road, mostly on the double lane portion which will still allow for single lane traffic to go through. However, there will be some work on the first three miles of the single lane which may cause delays of up to half an hour.

Starting Monday, July 23, activities related to the KOCC timber sale will require closing Forest Road 30 intermittently (about 20 or 30 minutes) during weekday business hours. The closure is expected to continue through August 10th. The road will be closed from milepost 5.5 to 7.4 for public safety during felling and yarding operations.

A road closure sign will be installed at the beginning of the 30 Road and another will be installed approximately one mile east of the closed section of the road.

As always, the Forest Service thanks the public for their patience during these temporary inconveniences in support of restoration and management goals.

Walk Run Hope 2018

The community is invited to participate in Walk Run Hope 2018, an event planned to help raise money for Cancer/MS Research to be held Saturday Sept. 22. It will start from the Mary Clark Rd. Pit at 10 a.m. and finish at the Olympic Discovery Trail/Cooper Ranch Rd., with vendors and stations along the route.

The entry fee is $40 for pre-event registration, to receive a shirt and medal. Day of event registration is $25, shirts may be available for purchase the day of the event. Contact Shelley at 360-640-0667 or Charlotte at 360-640-0928 for more information or to register.