Community Announcements

  • Thu Aug 16th, 2018 11:48am
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Sign up for Soccer

FHS Girls Varsity Soccer Registration has begun. If interested please sign up through the QVSD website at qvschools.org. The season will start on Aug. 20. Any questions please feel free to contact Kyle Weakley, Traci Hurn or the new Soccer Coach Tracy Gillett at the District Office, 360-374-6262. We are very excited to start a new season and rebuild the Girls Soccer program.

Monthly Men’s

Breakfast

This Months Men’s Nondenominational Fellowship Breakfast will be held at Forks Congregational Church, 280 S Spartan Ave., this Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. This month we will be discussing what Jesus calls us to do as Heads of our Households with scriptures and discussion on this topic. Pastor Warren Johnson, with the assistance from others, will be providing the breakfast of Texas French toast, eggs and sausage, with Coffee/ Juice. The Reading and Prayer for Breakfast starts at 8 o’clock 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 Christian faith. For more information call Pastor Warren Johnson at 360-640-8239.

Rock & Bowl at Sunset Lanes

Rock and Roll with the library! Celebrate the end of the NOLS’ Summer Reading Program at Sunset Lanes in Forks with free family bowling! Visit Sunset Lanes on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 3-5 p.m., and show your library card for free lane and shoe rentals. Don’t have a library card – you will be able to sign up for one at the door! All ages are welcome; youth under 12 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.

Sunset Lanes is located at 261 East E St. in Forks.

West End Historical Society Meeting

The monthly WEHS meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug 21, at noon, at the Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave.

This month members and the public are asked to bring a “remembrance” of something. Several suggestions are grandparents, the ‘51 Forks Fire, the Seattle Worlds Fair or anything else you would like to remember.

Everyone is welcome, lunch soup, bread and dessert is available for $7. Come share a remembrance.

Clallam Bay-Sekiu Fly-In

The annual Clallam Bay-Sekiu Chamber of Commerce Fly-In Luncheon will be held Saturday, Sept, 1 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Sekiu Airport. The event is open to the public; adults $8, age 5 and under $1, seniors $7. BBQ burgers, side dishes and soda are on the menu.

All proceeds benefit the Rocky Hinkle Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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.

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.

AMATEUR RADIO

LICENSE CLASS

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]

Rainforest Council for the Arts Activities

Artist Paul Blake will be offering a printing class on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Rainforest Art Center. A grant is paying the instructor’s fee and students will only be charged $10. The class will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Paul will bring the paints and most of the materials. This is a rare opportunity to take this class for a minimal fee.

The class has been in the works for a long time so Rainforest Council for the Arts is thrilled to have it scheduled. We will be printing on black fabric with things like ferns using very special paints and colors. You will learn basic printing techniques that can be applied elsewhere. Watch for details about registration. Members of RCA get first opportunity to register, class size is limited.

On Saturday evening, Sept. 8, RCA will be having a contra dance with live music and a caller/teacher at the RAC. If you haven’t been to one of our contra dances, you are missing something fun. The steps are easy. They say if you can walk, you can contra dance. This is an activity for all ages. Watch for more information.

On Sunday, Sept. 9, the fiber artists will gather at the RAC to card batts for spinning. This is a fun process. If you are a knitter, needle worker or just interested, come join us. Time to be announced.

Great Strait Sale

The 11th Annual Great Strait Sale is Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

There are several ways you can participate!

You can have a sale of your own, at your home or business, with your neighbors with combined sales, at the community site nearest you, bring your own tables … Joyce Depot Museum, Clallam Bay Visitor Center, and Neah Bay Village Market (by Washburn’s)

Advertise your sale on the flier even if you are at a community site to highlight your sale items

Your business can:

• Feature a discount by mentioning the Great Strait Sale

• Run specials or sales for the one day event

• Advertise on the flier to bring attention to your business

Your organization can:

• Have a fund raiser event at a selected location

• Check with the site supervisor for the community sites to see if you can do the fundraiser there

• Advertise on the flier to bring attention to your fundraising efforts, Cost is $10 for a listing

Deadline for payment and listing information is Aug. 26 or if you have nothing to sell, you can browse the sales and do some shopping yourself!

Any questions please contact me by email at [email protected]

BEACHWATCHERS WANTED FOR COASTAL OBSERVATION AND SEABIRD SURVEY TEAM (COASST)

On Sept. 8, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will deliver a free training session in Forks, WA. COASST participants help make a difference for the environment by collecting data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of beached bird mortality on North Pacific beaches.

Through an interactive, hands-on workshop, trainees will become acquainted the custom COASST field guide, Beached Birds, and have a chance to try out their newly acquired identification skills on seabird species common to the North Pacific. The COASST training provides participants with the tools to monitor for potential changes in the marine environment and promote stewardship of local marine resources.

COASST is a citizen science project of the University of Washington in partnership with state, tribal, and federal agencies, environmental organizations, and community groups.

COASST believes citizens of coastal communities are essential scientific partners in monitoring marine ecosystem health. By collaborating with citizens, natural resource management agencies and environmental organizations, COASST works to translate long-term monitoring into effective marine conservation solutions. Currently, nearly 1000 volunteers survey beaches in Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska.

The training session will be held at Olympic Natural Resources Center (1455 S Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331).

There will be a short break in the middle of the session for lunch, so please bring your own sack lunch, or money to purchase food in the area. Volunteers need no prior experience with scientific data collection, just a commitment to survey a specific beach at least once a month.

Reserve your training spot by calling COASST at 206-221-6893 or by emailing [email protected] For more information on COASST visit coasst.org