Community Announcements

  • Fri Oct 5th, 2018 12:31pm
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The Scholastic Book Fair will be held at the Forks Elementary School and High School Libraries Oct. 8-12.

FES hours: Tuesday, Wed. and Fri.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Family Night on Thurs. 5:30-8 p.m.

FHS hours: M-F: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

A selection of books will be available for purchase during the volleyball game on Thursday. Stop by the concessions to see the selection and support your local high school library.

FOFA Fall Special

Friends of Forks Animals is offering a Fall Spay and Neuter Special. If you are low income and need help, call 360-374-3332 and leave a message. FOFA is offering cat spays for $10 and neuters for $5 and dog spays for $20 and neuters for $15.

Be a responsible pet owner!

Mushroom Class

October brings us into the peak of mushroom season. If you are interested in learning more about our local mushrooms visit Sunsets West Co-op in Clallam Bay on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. for the second class in a three-part series on wild mushrooms. Topics covered include safe identification of edible mushrooms, foraging tips, how to cook and preserve wild mushrooms, and medicinal properties of mushrooms.” Samples provided, if you have any identification questions bring the plant with you.

Free Senior Citizen


The monthly free senior citizen luncheon at the First Congregational Church of Fork, 280 S. Spartan Ave., will take place Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 12:30 p.m. Doors open at noon for those that want to come early and fellowship with neighbors and friends. This month’s menu is beef stroganoff with green beans, pea salad and ice cream for dessert.

Please come and join us for a great lunch prepared by the Congregational Church Family and a time of wholesome fellowship with your neighbors. As always this luncheon is open to all senior citizens of the West End and is free of charge. We as a church family want to give you our seniors a place where you can catch up with your neighbors that you have not seen in a while.

Upcoming Programs


West End Business and Professional Association meets each Wednesday morning at the Congregational Church on Spartan Ave., from 7:30-8:30 a.m. New members and guests are always welcome. Speakers for October are:

Oct. 10 – Steve Tharinger

Oct. 17 – Mike Chapman

Oct. 24 – Jim McEntire

Oct. 31 – Mike Doherty

Disaster Preparedness group to meet

The next meetings of the West Jefferson Emergency Preparedness Work Group and the Quinault Amateur Radio Club will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Clearwater School at milepost 146 on US Highway 101. WJEPWG will meet from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and the radio club running from noon until 1 p.m. WJEPWG is being recognized as an aspect of any rescue plan in the event of an extreme weather, seismic or tsunami event.

The ham radio club is hoping to install its second repeater on Mt. Octopus by early November creating the capability of running an emergency net which will practice protocols once a week.

More input from the local communities in West Jefferson County is still needed to fully incorporate citizens into the rescue and communications models so any and all are welcome to attend the meetings.

For questions call Jimmy Conomos at 360-374-2270.

League of Women

Voters West End Forum

Candidates for Clallam County District Court 2 Judge Erik Rohrer and John Black and Candidates for Clallam County Commissioner District 3 Bill Peach and Howard (Mike) Doherty, Jr. will face-off on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at Peninsula College at Forks 481 S. Forks Ave.

This event is free and open to the public. Those attending are encouraged to bring questions for the candidates.

Ballots are mailed October 17 – Don’t forget to vote by Nov. 6!

League of Women Voters of Clallam County P.O. Box 1092, Carlsborg, WA 98324,; [email protected]

This event is co-sponsored by the Peninsula College Associated Student Council.

FAFSA Financial Aid Workshop for Senior Parents

There will be a FAFSA Financial Aid workshop for senior parents on Oct. 11 from 6-7 p.m. in the Forks High School Library. Parents of current seniors are encouraged to attend with their students to begin the financial aid process. The financial aid officer from Peninsula College will be available to help start or complete your FAFSA during the workshop.

If interested please bring:

• Social security numbers of yourself and your student

• 2016 tax information and any other financial information.

If you have any questions contact Shannon Reilly at 360-374-6262 ext. 263 or [email protected]


Please join Magic of Cinema, House of Learning, Longhouse, and Peninsula College Forks on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Forks campus for a screening of “Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock.” This special screening will take place in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday meant to celebrate and honor the Indigenous peoples of America.

Awake captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, the environment, and the future of the planet. The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. The film is a collaboration between Indigenous filmmakers, director Myron Dewey, executive producer Doug Good Feather, and environmental Oscar-nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione. It is a labor of love to support the movement of the Water Protectors.

Following the film will be a panel discussion and Q-&-A with local community members who participated in the peaceful resistance at Standing Rock.

This screening is free and open to the public. The Forks campus is at 481 S. Forks Ave.

For more information, contact Deborah Scannell at [email protected] or 360-417 -6435.

Fiesta Familiar

The Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be offering a family storytime in Spanish at the Alder Grove Mobile Home Park in Forks. Fiesta Familiar will be held every second Saturday at 1 p.m. from Oct. 13-May 11.

Enjoy Spanish stories, songs, and games for children of all ages, as well as a snack. Sharing books and playing with children helps to increase early learning and reading development. Bring the whole family!

La Biblioteca de Forks del “North Olympic Library System” (NOLS) ofrecerá un evento familiar en español en el vecindario “Alder Grove Mobile Home Park” en Forks. La Fiesta Familiar se realizará cada segundo sábado del mes desde el 13 de octubre hasta el 11 de mayo a la 1pm.

Disfruten cuentos, canciones y juegos para todas las edades, con una pequeña botana. Compartir las maravillas de los libros y los juegos en familia ayuda a aumentar las destrezas de aprendizaje y lectura de los niños. ¡Traiga a toda la familia!

NOBOA is seeking

new members

The North Olympic Basketball Officials Association (NOBOA) is currently recruiting new members to help officiate the upcoming 2018-2019 middle and high school basketball season. NOBOA covers all school districts from Neah Bay and Forks and as far east as Quilcene, Chimacum, and Port Townsend.

NOBOA offers a full training program, teamwork, and camaraderie, as well as paid game opportunities. If you are interested in joining our team, call Brian Edmiston at 360-670-7273.

Apple Cider Fest

The West End Youth And Community Club is holding an Apple Cider Fest at Sekiu Community Center on Oct. 13. There will be freshly made Apple juice from donated apples, a tasty luncheon will be offered, and a silent auction. Hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Come enjoy fresh juice and lunch at the historic Sekiu Schoolhouse, built in 1916.

Peninsula College

Forks presents Minor Differences Friday, Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m.

Please join Magic of Cinema, PC Forks, and the PC Library for a screening of Minor Differences, the story of five juvenile offenders in maximum security lock-up. Their powerful first-person stories illustrate struggles to overcome childhood trauma and incarceration as they transform from boys into men.

After the screening, please stay for a question and answer session, hosted by the Port Angeles Racial Justice Collective, with the film’s creator Heather Dew Oaksen.

This screening is free and open to the public. PC Forks is located at 481 S. Forks Ave.

Box Tops for Education

Forks Elementary School is collecting Box Tops for Education to earn money for school activities. In two easy steps you can help!

1) Clip box tops from your favorite products.

2) Drop them by the Elementary School office or put them in the Box Tops Collection Box at Forks Outfitters.

Thank you for helping our school earn $$!