Community Announcements

  • Thu Sep 6th, 2018 12:03pm
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Walk for Recovery Sept. 7

A Walk for Recovery will be held Friday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in La Push.

Participants should meet at the Healing Totem Pole outside the Health Clinic before 10 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to join in with those in recovery and support family or others on their journey to wellness.

There will be door prizes, a light lunch, refreshments and good fellowship.

Thank you for those who make this event possible:

Quileute Indian Nation, Quileute Tribal Prevention Program, New Beginnings, Quileute Enterprises and Quileute Counseling and Recovery Program.

For questions, call Ann Penn-Charles at 360-640-2286

United Way Restaurant Days

This is your chance to give back to the community and United Way by dining at participating businesses for Forks Restaurant Days, slated for Sunday, Sept. 9, through Saturday, Sept. 22.

A portion of the proceeds from each day will be donated to United Way of Clallam County.

The restaurant day schedule is:

• Sept. 9: Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill

• Sept. 10: The Parlor

• Sept. 11: Home Slice Take N Bake

• Sept. 12: Golden Gate

• Sept. 13: Taqueria Santa Ana

• Sept. 14: Jitterbugs Coffee & Ice Cream

• Sept. 15: Sully’s Drive-in

• Sept. 17: Pacific Pizza

• Sept. 18: The In Place

• Sept. 19: Plaza Jalisco

• Sept. 21: Sunset Lanes

• Sept. 22: Subway

Come learn about Spinning

The Forks Fiber Arts Group will gather at the Rainforest Arts Center on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to experiment with carding colored batts.

This is the process used to straighten fibers to be spun into yarn.

Come learn more about spinning, try out a wheel or bring your knitting and watch and visit.

Learners are always especially welcome to attend.

Contra Dance at the RAC

There will be a contra dance sponsored by the Rainforest Council for the Arts and the Phillips Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Rainforest Arts Center, beginning at 7 p.m.

No partner is needed.

The “caller,”Amy Carroll, will begin the dance with very basic moves and then adjust as the dancers’ experience increases.

There are no dance steps to learn; you just walk and follow the callers instructions.

This is a great way to meet people, visit with friends and have a lot of fun while getting exercise and listening to good music.

People who don’t wish to dance are also welcome. Seating will be available for those who want to just watch and listen to the music.

Music will be provided by Forest Carroll, fiddle, and Frank Blade, guitar.

The suggested donation is $6.

On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes

Treat yourself and your family to a healthy dinner and a diabetic education at the Clallam Bay Lions Club, 72 Bogachiel St., Clallam Bay, on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Clallam Bay Clinic.

If interested, please RSVP to 360-963-2202.

Forks Hospital Foundation Meeting

The Forks Hospital Foundation will meet Thursday, Sept. 27, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Community Conference Room at Forks Community Hospital.

Come learn about the Foundation and find out what great things are planned.

Annual WEHS Picnic

The annual West End Historical Society picnic will take place Sunday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. at 330 W. Lake Pleasant Road.

Bring your favorite dish to share. Members and friends are welcome.

GSCC to meet Sept. 8

The Genealogical Society of Clallam County will meet Saturday, Sept. 8, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon.

Nona Halvorsen will speak on “Sharing Family Stories.”

Halvorsen has been writing about her genealogical discoveries for over five years, as well as recording stories of her own life.

She will share the techniques she used to overcome her fear of writing family history.

Stories are a way to get your family interested in your genealogical research and to leave a legacy for future generations.

Folks are requested to come 15-20 minutes early to have time to register, have a cup of coffee or tea and visit.

There is no cost to attend, and the public is always welcome.

For more information, call the Genealogical Society at 360-417-5000 or visit

Free Concert in Sekiu

The West End Youth and Community Club is sponsoring another Ladies Musical Club of Seattle concert.

The concert is free and will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, at 7:45 p.m. at the Sekiu Center, 42 Rice St., and will feature the solo winners of the Frances Walton Competition Tour 2018.

The contest winners are saxophonist Soren Hamm and pianist Artem Kuznetsov, and the evening will feature a program of classical music.

PAWS to Read

Dogs make great listeners for readers of all ages!

Visit the North Olympic Library System to share a story with a furry, four-legged friend from Therapy Dogs International.

PAWS to Read events are held throughout Clallam County. At the Forks Library, events from September through May are from 11 a.m. to noon on the third Friday of every month.

Reading to a dog or other pet creates a supportive and fun environment in which readers of all ages and abilities can practice their skills with confidence and joy.

Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills improve.

For nervous or self-conscious readers, reading to therapy dogs can be a helpful way to practice reading without feeling intimidated or judged.

For readers of any age and level, dogs from Therapy Dog International are here to listen!

Wildcraft Business-Free Business Training

Free training on how to start or grow your “wildcraft” business will be offered Sept. 8-9 at the Olympic Natural Resources Center.

Bring an idea or come learn about new business opportunities in wildcrafting and non-timber forest products.

RSVP to [email protected] or 904-705-9925 by Sept. 6 to secure a spot.