TWINKLE LIGHT HOLIDAY PARADE
Applications for the Twinkle Light Holiday Parade are now available. The parade takes place Saturday, Dec. 1. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs along Forks Avenue from C Street to Sol Duc Way. The tree lighting ceremony follows at the Triangle. Drop by the Forks Forum office to get your application or email [email protected] Everyone/thing welcome! Sponsored by West End Business and Professional Association.
Cherish Our Children Nov. 30
The 17th-annual Cherish Our Children event will be held at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road 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]
Breakfast with Santa
The Congregational Church along with the West End Business and Professional Association is presenting Breakfast with Santa at the Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave., from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.
If you would like to volunteer to help at this event, please contact pastor Warren Johnson at 360-640-8239.
The cost of the event is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Pictures with Santa are $5 per picture.
The menu is biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, link sausage, french toast, coffee, juice and hot chocolate.
This is a community event to kick off the Christmas season.
Bell Concert to Benefit Food Bank
On Saturday, Dec. 1, Rain Shadow Players Bell Choir of Sequim in conjunction with the Congregational Church of Forks will be putting on the 3rd-annual Christmas Bell concert to benefit the Forks Food Bank.
The choir is directed by Cheryl Winney and Jeanine Kelm always brings her harp for a few tunes.
The concert will be held at the Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave., at 2 p.m. Entry to the concert will be by donation of food or money to benefit the food bank. If you have never heard this bell choir you are in for a real treat.
There will be homemade cookies, coffee, and cider also served during and after the concert.
VFW Christmas Bazaar
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the VFW Bazaar scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be some beautiful craft items as well as specialty vendors. The VFW is located at 110 Spartan Ave. across from Forks Intermediate School.
The VFW will have the model of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument on display and people available to answer your questions or take donations. Commemorative Coins are still available, as are pins.
Fresh cinnamon rolls are coming out of the oven at 10 a.m. with Indian tacos on the lunch menu. It only happens once a year so don’t miss it!
Food Bank and families in need
On Saturday, Dec. 8 local loggers and members of the Forks Ambulance crew will come together to raise food and funds for the Forks Food Bank and families in need in our community.
Participants will be located at the Shell, Forks True Value and Forks Outfitters from 8 a.m. -noon.
Stop by with your donation of non-perishable food items or cash to help those in need this holiday season.
Emergency Preparedness Group to meet
The West Jefferson County Emergency Preparedness Work Group along with the Quinault Amateur Radio Club will meet on Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Clearwater School, milepost 146 on Hwy 101. The group is developing emergency communications net protocols and should have its Hoh Valley repeater operational by the end of December. The frequency is 145.110, tone is 77 and the offset is – 600 for VHF ham radio. For questions, call Jimmy Conomos at 360-374-2270.
Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with coding events at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Hour of Code™ events will take place at the Forks Branch Library on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 2:30-4 p.m.
Join millions of students in 45 languages and over 180 countries in an hour of code! The Hour of Code™ is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code – to show that anybody can learn the basics. Hour of Code™ is recommended for ages 4 and up, but is appropriate for all ages and learning levels – even pre-readers can participate! Laptops will be provided.
CreativiTea: Reclaimed Paper Crafts
Enjoy a zero-waste afternoon of paper crafts, hot tea, and good company with the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), and Clallam County Waste Prevention. CreativiTea programs will be held at the Forks Branch Library on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.
Attendees will be repurposing discarded book pages to create new holiday decorations. There will be plenty of time to chat, sip, and add personal touches to your repurposed creations with a variety of craft supplies. Additionally, there will be a lesson on how to re-use household materials for wrapping paper and holiday cards. This workshop is appropriate for all ages, though youth should be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.
All supplies are provided. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Library and is a partnership with the Clallam County Waste Prevention Program and WSU Extension.
Winter Craft Festival
FES students can come to enjoy holiday music, hot cider and make gifts for their family at the Winter Craft Festival to be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at Forks Elementary School gym.
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. Sixth 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]
FCH Foundation to meet
The Forks Community Hospital Foundation will meet on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Lee Merrick Conference center at 4:30 p.m All are welcome and encouraged to join. The Foundation will be brainstorming ways to acquire a van that can seat a mix of passengers and wheelchairs for the residents of Long Term Care.
The Forks Hospital Foundation is newly rejuvenated. We are a private, nonprofit organization that supports the outstanding medical services and programs offered at Forks Community Hospital and their associated medical clinics. The foundation is dedicated to raising funds to allow the hospital facilities to continue to expand and enhance their medical capabilities; bringing an ever-increasing quality of healthcare to the citizens of the West End.
Festival of Trees
The Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest (SIORF) 2018 Festival of Trees event 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 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.
Santa in Sekiu
Santa Claus will visit the 30th-annual Children’s Winter Faire at the Sekiu Community Center on Sunday, Dec. 2. This traditional celebration for children will be from 3-5 p.m. at the center at 42 Rice Street.
Volunteers from the West End Senior Citizens, West End Youth & Community Club, Clallam County United Way and Clallam Bay High School work together to provide this family-centered celebration of the season.
For more information, call Jamye Wisecup at 360-460-5355.
Back by popular demand: Kombucha
January’s class on Kombucha generated enthusiasm and lots of questions throughout the year as we sampled seasonal flavors: stinging nettle, salmonberry, mushroom, apple cider. Let’s close out 2018 with a review of how to brew this healthy fermented beverage and celebrate the holidays with bubbly Kombucha at Sunset’s West Co-op in Clallam Bay on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, the Forks Community Hospital will be participating in an interdepartmental evacuation drill. The Long Term Care Facilities will be completely evacuated. No Long Term Care visitors are permitted between 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 7.
Spoons Cafe will be closed Friday, Dec. 7 from 1-4 p.m.