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Thanksgiving Dinner

Once again the Forks Church Community is holding a Thanksgiving dinner. It will be held on Nov. 22 at the Community Center on 91 Maple Avenue. The meal will be from 1-3:30 p.m. The various churches in our community provide a wide array of great food. All are welcome.

In addition, if you would like to volunteer an hour or two of your time to help, contact Laura Lafrenz at 360-374-4093.

Challenge Homeschool Program meeting

Do you have older kids? Come to learn about Classical Conversations Challenge Program for kids up to age 18, at the Forks Library Klahn Room on Monday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Candle Lighting


The North Olympic Peninsula Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will participate in a Worldwide Candle Lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Life Open Bible Church, 402 E 6th St., Port Angeles.

The ceremony will offer a remembrance service for families that have experienced the death of a child. Photos may be submitted for the slideshow or for a table display.

For more information please contact Trish Winkelman at 360-797-3205 or [email protected]

Theme for 2019 4th of July Celebration needed

Each year the Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July has a theme.

The float and button are designed around this theme and many parade entries also use the theme in their designs.

So do you have an idea for the 2019 theme?

Some recent themes have been:

Long Live America

American Pride

Hearts for Heroes

You’re a Grand Old Flag

Send your suggestions to [email protected] or text to 360-640-2132 or mail to Forks Forum-Parade Theme, PO Box 300, Forks, WA 98331


Information Meeting

Come to learn what Classical Conversation Homeschool Community is all about on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Forks Library, Klahn Room. Classical. Christian. Community.

Holiday fundraiser

On Saturday, Dec. 8 local loggers will be teaming up with the Ambulance Crew to raise funds and food for the Forks Food Bank and families in need in our community. They will be out from 8 a.m.- noon at the following locations; The Shell, Forks Outfitters, and Forks True Value. Stop by and make a donation of cash or non-perishable food item(s).

Help make a better Christmas for someone in need.

Cherish Our Children Nov. 30

The 17th annual Cherish Our Children event will be held at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd. this year. It will feature a live and silent auction, and dinner and desserts for purchase. Funds raised will go to purchase Christmas gifts benefitting the youth of Forks and LaPush. Have questions? Want to donate or volunteer? Contact Emily Foster at 360-640-9600 or email [email protected]

Festival of Trees


Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest (SIORF) is busy planning the 2018 Festival of Trees event which will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at the Rainforest Arts Center. The Open House will be on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1-4 p.m. and during Moonlight Madness from 7-9 p.m. The auction opens at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 and the bidding starts at 2 p.m. The theme this year is “Christmas through the Eyes of a Child.”

There will be 16 trees and 12 wreaths beautifully decorated by locals to auction.

Club members are decorating “A Pioneers Christmas” tree to be raffled during the auction. This specially decorated tree will be adorned with many handcrafted items and chockfull of gifts.

Four themed baskets will also be raffled. Tickets are available now from your local SIORF member. The Festival of Trees is the main fundraiser for SIORF. Money raised at this event supports scholarships, awards, Jr. High Student of the Month, Mammogram Fund, SOS Cancer transportation fund, Backpack program, and many more. We are always so appreciative of our community for their continued support. Look forward to seeing you there.

Ants Ants Ants Concert at NOLS

Put on your dancing shoes! Bring your friends! Let the good times roll! Ants Ants Ants is touring NOLS! Ants Ants Ants will perform on Friday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Forks Branch Library.

Ants Ants Ants is an Oregon-based family band with original songs that evoke vivid imagery of childhood at its best. Songwriters Johnny Clay and Dave Gulick give stylistic nods to 1970’s era Sesame Street, School House Rock, and “The Point” by Harry Nilsson, targeting not only the kids in our lives but the kid in all of us. Ants Ants Ants’ debut and award-winning album, “Why Why Why,” was released in May 2018.

Johnny Clay and Dave Gulick, the songwriters, performers and producers of Ants Ants Ants, have played their parts in Portland’s independent music scene for at least the last decade.

Clay was the lead singer of The Dimes, a nationally touring indie-folk group.

Gulick wrote and performed with the Portland indie-pop band Derby.

Both still perform occasionally, but more often are making a living licensing their songs for film, television and brands. Lately, the duo has thrown all of their energy into creating songs and other media for the Ants Ants Ants project.

Ants Ants Ants’ performances are generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, Forks Friends of the Library, and Friends of Sequim Library.

For more information about this and other programs for youth, visit, email [email protected], or call the Forks Branch Library at 360-374-6402.