Community Announcements

  • Wed Dec 5th, 2018 2:17pm
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Lake Crescent Road Project presentation

A Lake Crescent-Hwy 101 Road Project presentation will take place 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the RAC.

The presentation begins at 5 p.m., followed by Q&A. It will be a review of this year’s progress and update on 2019 season.

ONRC Evening Talk

ONRC Evening Talk: Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. with Mr. Garrett Dalan, Washington Coast Community Relations Manager for The Nature Conservancy. He will share some of the projects that are bridging work in economics, community and conservation areas. Please join us! Evening Talks at ONRC is funded through the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund.

Archibald Book


Local author Lonnie Archibald has announced two upcoming book signings; on Friday, Dec. 7 at Chinook Pharmacy, at the stoplight, from 2-5 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 8 from noon-5 p.m., at Forks Outfitters. Archibald will have his newest book ‘Lets Go Truckin’ as well as other books he has written.

Church of the Nazarene Bazaar

The Church of the Nazarene, on Sol Duc Way, will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

Fundraiser for

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.

December Senior


The Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave., will be presenting its free senior luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 12:30 p.m.

This Month’s Menu is: poor-man’s chicken cordon-blue casserole w/rice, vegetable, pea-salad and a dessert along with coffee and punch.

All senior members of our community are welcome for a great lunch and fellowship provided by the Congregational Church family along with sponsorship of Senior Power.

It is the holiday season so come on out and see your friends and neighbors or meet someone new in our community. You will be blessed in more ways than one. Happy Holidays from your Community Church.

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.

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. 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.

Monday Musicale

meeting set

Monday Musicale’s next meeting will be Monday, Dec.17 at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church Fellowship Hall at 209 W. 11th Street. The noon meeting will be followed at 1 p.m., by a free concert featuring the Northwest Women’s Chorale group.

Monday Musicale meets the 3rd Monday of the month. Proceeds from memberships are used for scholarships for local high school musicians. For more information call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.

Clallam Bay Annual

Gingerbread Contest

Bring your decorated gingerbread houses, castles, huts, and cabins to the Clallam Bay Branch Library’s annual Gingerbread House Contest! This fun, all-ages contest will award prizes in three age divisions – ages 6 and under, ages 7-12, and ages 13 and older. Drop off your creation at the library any time during regular business hours between Wednesday, Dec. 12 and 6 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Final judging will take place promptly at 6 p.m. on Dec. 19, with prizes awarded soon after.

Submissions can be made from a kit or entirely from scratch, but all entries must be entirely edible, and all creations your own. Prizes are generously provided by the Clallam Bay Friends of the Library.

Additional information

The Clallam Bay Branch Library is located at 16990 Highway 112 in Clallam Bay. Operating hours are Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Santa at the Elks

On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Forks Elks, 941 Merchant Road, will host Santa and offer fun activites; like crafts, cupcake walk and more. Drop by the Elks from 12:30-3 p.m. for some holiday fun!!

Registration open for 2019 Master Gardener Training

WSU Clallam County Extension will be offering a Master Gardener training class on Thursdays from Feb. 21-May 2, 2019. The 11-week course will be held on the following dates from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, Mar. 21, Mar. 28, Apr. 4, Apr. 11, Apr. 18, Apr. 25, May. 2

The course format combines an online course with classroom instruction and field trips around the North Olympic Peninsula. Training topics include basic botany, plant identification of local and other common plants, soils, fertilizers, composting, plant pests and diseases, pest control methods, pruning, crop rotation, plant propagation, garden planning, native landscaping, small fruits and berries, weed control, vegetables, water quality, and environmentally friendly yard management.

The class fee is $250, which includes all training materials. We do have limited numbers of scholarships available, and want to ensure that the inability to pay will not prevent anyone from becoming trained.

Once community members have completed the training, they will be a Master Gardener Intern. Interns are asked to contribute 100 hours of volunteer service over a period of two years, at least 50 hours during the first year. Volunteer activities include participating in plant clinics, working at demonstration gardens, offering public education projects, and other fun things. Upon completion of the 100 hours, they will be considered a veteran Master Gardener.

If interested, please visit to learn more and complete an application ASAP, or reach out to the program coordinator.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

Read & Eat Gatherings

Try a new cookie recipe and bring it to share at a Read and Eat Gathering at the Forks or Clallam Bay Libraries! On Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. the Forks Branch Library will host a cookie-themed Read and Eat Gathering. The Clallam Bay Branch will hold its monthly gathering on Monday, Dec. 17 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:

“P Dorie’s Cookies” by Dorie Greenspan

“Milk & Cookies: 89 Heirloom Recipes from New York’s Milk & Cookies Bakery Bakery” by Tina Casaceli

“Great Cookies: Secrets to Sensational Sweets” by Carole Walter

“The Cookies & Cups Cookbook: 125+ Sweet & Savory Recipes Reminding You to Always Eat Dessert First” by Shelly Jaronsky

“Crazy About Cookies: 300 Scrumptious Recipes for Every Occasion & Craving” by Krystina Castella