Community Announcements

  • Sat Nov 3rd, 2018 7:59am
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Treats for Troops

Forks Elementary and Forks Intermediate School are partnering with Operation Gratitude to deliver candy and smiles to hundreds of service men and women.

Donate your surplus trick or treat goodies by sending them with your child to school or dropping off at one of the school offices by Friday, Nov. 9.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Last Mushroom Class

Mushrooms in November? Yes! Join us at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Sunsets West Co-op to learn about our late season mushrooms. Round three will include another show and tell on chanterelle vs. not chanterelle, information on successful foraging in our neck of the woods, and more ideas on how to make the most of the health benefits of eating mushrooms. As always, we will have some tasty food to sample.

Senior Legal Clinic

Free legal consultation is available for seniors aged 60 and older on civil matters including simple wills and durable powers of attorney.

The next clinic is Monday, Nov. 5 by appointment only. Call Susie at 360-374-9496 ext.2.

Cherish Our Children Friday, Nov. 30

Donations are being accepted now until the event for the Cherish Our Children auction and dinner. People may call 360-640-9600 or email [email protected] to arrange for pickup. Donations can be mailed to: Cherish Our Children, 561 Quileute Heights (or PO Box 159), La Push, WA 98350.

This annual event is on Friday, Nov. 30 beginning at 5 p.m. with a new venue this year, the Forks Elks Lodge on Merchant Road. Each year money is raised to buy Christmas gifts for children in need in Forks and La Push.

Toddler and Preschool Playgroup

Concerned Citizens invites you to join them for a toddler and preschool playgroup every Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. Families with children 1-5 years are welcome. Sessions are free and open to all, with fun activities, crafts, and snacks provided at the Family First Center, 945 S. Forks Ave. For more information or questions, call Sue at 360-374-9340.

Monday Musicale

benefit concert

On Nov. 4, Monday Musicale will present its Scholarship Benefit Concert showcasing local artists. Always an entertaining and rewarding event, it draws a large crowd clamoring to return the following year.

Join us at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 201 E. Lopez Ave., Port Angeles. Tickets can be purchased for $15 in advance at Port Book and News in Port Angeles or Joyful Noise Music in Sequim or at the door for $20.

Monday Musicale has been in Clallam County for 51 years; an organization devoted to providing scholarships to high school students who want to pursue a career in music.

Annual membership is only $15, of which, 100 percent of it goes to scholarships.

Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at noon, at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles; entertainment is provided. To attend these fun events, please contact Helen Coleman, a week in advance, at 360-775-0594.

The following artists will be playing for our enjoyment:

Linda Dowdell is a jazz pianist, Dan and Katie Cobb of Fool’s Gold, Traci Winters-Tyson (cello) and Jimmy Hoffman.

In the years since Monday Musicale has been around, we have given out more than 175 scholarships amounting to over $150,000.


It’s Medicare Open Enrollment from Oct.15-Dec.7. This is the time to compare prescription drug plans and make sure you are in the best, most cost-effective plan for your medications.

Call Susie, your Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor, at 360-374-9496 ext. 2 to make an appointment.

Caregiver Core Training Alliance for Child

Welfare Excellence

Upcoming Training

Caregiver Core Training 24-hour Caregiver Core Training, presented by Robert Judd, is made up of eight sessions (each three hours long) and a break for a field experience at the mid-point.

The sessions are designed to help you understand how the system works, what your role is as a member of the team, how to effectively work with birth families in order to best support the child, how caregiving may impact your own family, child development and the impact of trauma, all about attachment, how to incorporate and honor a child’s culture into your own family, and more. The sessions include the voices of former foster youth, current caregivers and birth parents who have been involved with the system.

Registration is required. This class has orientation as a prerequisite. Orientation will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30 -8:30 p.m., 201 W. First St., Port Angeles.

To register, go to, select “Our Courses,” and search for your class. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or e-mail [email protected] If you have questions, contact Robert Judd at [email protected] or 360-643-0999.

Classes are Nov. 2, 3, 9, and 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ballroom, DCFS Office, 201 W. First St., Suite 2, Port Angeles.

For a complete listing of our statewide training opportunities, go to

Read & Eat Gatherings

Try a new pie recipe and bring it to share at a Read and Eat Gathering at the Forks or Clallam Bay Libraries!

On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. the Forks Branch Library will host a pie-themed Read and Eat Gathering. The Clallam Bay Branch will hold its’ monthly gathering on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Checkout a cookbook based on the theme, then prepare a yummy creation to share at the gathering. Come hungry and ready to discuss your chosen cookbook! Bringing your own place setting is also encouraged, but not required.

Here are some suggested titles for the current theme:

“Pie School – Lessons in Fruit, Flour, and Butter” by Kate Lebo

“Magpie: Sweets and Savories from Philadelphia’s Favorite Pie Boutique” by Holly Ricciardi

“Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life” by Kate McDermott

“The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop” by Emily Elsen

“Dinner Pies: From Shepherd’s Pies and Pot Pies to Tarts, Turnovers, Quiches, Hand Pies, and More, with 100 Delectable and Foolproof Recipes” by Ken Haedrich.

SIORF Wreath Sale

Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest wreath and garland sale is underway. Place your order your by Nov. 10 for delivery before Thanksgiving.

The beautiful, 28-inch wreaths are $20 without a bow and $25 with.

Garlands are priced by foot: 15’ – $20, 25’ – $25, 50’ – $45, and 75’-$65. Call Diane Edwards 360-374-6490 or you local SIORF member to purchase a wreath. Sales of wreaths/garlands support our scholarships, awards, Junior High Student of the Month, Mammogram Fund, SOS Cancer transportation fund, and Backpack program just to name a few.

Veterans Day


Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), with other military Veterans are presenting a ceremony on the 11th day, of the 11th month, at 11 o’clock at Forks Transit Center; Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. This is a day of celebration as it was 100 years ago when America, and the world celebrated the end of World War I. The support shown by this community for our veterans is awe inspiring. Veterans Day is for all Americans because we all have a role to play in protecting liberty and freedom. To continue the celebration, a luncheon will be prepared and served by the VFW Auxiliary at the post directly following the ceremony.