Community Announcements

  • Wed Jan 23rd, 2019 1:34pm
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Gold Star Families Memorial Fundraiser Breakfast

Park View Villas, 1430 Park View Lane, Port Angeles, is proud to support the Forks VFW in their efforts to build a Gold Star Families Memorial in Forks. Join them for breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7:30-10 a.m., for a donation of $10 toward the building of this monument. There will also be raffle prizes, music by Carlos Xavier, and you can purchase Challenge Coins from Tom and Janet Hughes, the VFW Commander and President, who will be present for the event.

Be sure to come hungry! Our menu will include All-Star pancakes, homemade cinnamon rolls, maple links, and fresh fruit. This monument will be the first of its kind in Washington, though there are more than 50 around the country. Help us make it happen!

Emergency Prep Work Group Meeting

The West Jefferson Emergency Preparedness Work Group will hold it’s next meeting on Feb. 9 at the Clearwater School in Clearwater from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The school is located at milepost 146 on US Highway 101. As usual, the meeting will be in conjunction with the Quinault Radio Club. John Crooks will be bringing “Map Your Neighborhood” handbooks. Everyone is welcome.

Clallam Bay-Sekiu

Nominations needed!

The Clallam Bay-Sekiu chamber has only received nominations from two people so far, so please take a moment and think about who is making a difference in the communities of Callam Bay and Sekiu.

Awards are for Member, Business and Town Beautification, email your nominations to [email protected] by Feb. 1. Town Beautification recipient does not need to be a Chamber member. Let’s show our gratitude and appreciation!

Please join us! for I Am Not Your Negro

Journey through black American history, connecting the Civil Rights movement to present day #BlackLivesMatter events, when Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema presents a screening of I Am Not Your Negro, Friday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula College Forks campus.

This documentary is based largely on Civil Rights writer James Baldwin’s personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript.

In I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material. The film questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond and ultimately confronts the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of the three leaders. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the continued peril Americans face from institutionalized racism.

The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion with Shewa Dedeke, a writer, public speaker, and activist who uses vulnerability as her art form, and Nitasha Lewis, the coordinator for the Upward Bound program at Peninsula College. In her role at the college, Lewis assists low-income and first-generation students in succeeding in their precollege performance and higher education pursuits.

To honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., nonperishable food donations will be accepted at the event. Collected items will be given to the Forks Food Bank in honor of Dr. King’s work with Operation Breadbasket.

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

January’s Men’s

Christian Breakfast

This Months Men’s Nondenominational Fellowship Breakfast will be held at Forks Congregational Church 280 South Spartan Ave. this Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 a.m. This month’s topic is “Is it a moot point that Epiphany has lost its purpose or should it be celebrated more than ever?”

Pastor Warren Johnson with the assistance from others will be providing the breakfast of biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee/juice. Breakfast is by donation. The Reading and Prayer for Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. sharp.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to come and have a morning of fellowship, renewal and prayer with men of the Christian faith.

For more information call Pastor Warren Johnson at 360-640-8239.


Using childhood trauma as a springboard to resilience will be the Focus of the January 24 Studium Generale, beginning at 12:30 pm in Peninsula College’s Little Theater.

“Adverse Childhood Experiences – A Springboard to Resilience” will be presented by ACEs Researcher and PC Dean of Basic Skills and Corrections Education Dr. Laura Brogden, along with Amie Batton, who is a Basic Education program specialist at Peninsula College.

Brogden will share the results of her doctoral research on resilience in community college students who have lived through childhood trauma. Batton, who grew up with trauma, will describe her journey to resilience. Their message is a call to hope and community.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Kate Reavey at [email protected]

Local New Potential Foster Parent Classes

Caregiver Core Training is being offered in Clallam County and it is also now offered as an online Class at:

Classes will be held March 9, 10, 23, and 24 classes are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Port Angeles DCYF Office, 201 W. First St., Suite 2, with trainers Stephanie Rodrigues, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence and Racheal Turner.

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Stephanie Rodrigues, at [email protected] or 206-321-1721

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email [email protected]

Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a [email protected]

Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

No childcare is available for this training, please do not bring children to class.



The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office will host citizen’s firearm safety courses, with pre-registration required.

These courses are designed to familiarize citizens with the use of firearms and firearm safety through the use of a Firearms Simulator. The simulator is an interactive Use of Force and Firearms Simulation system utilizing real firearms that have been converted to a laser system.

Students will be placed into the role of a police officer responding to a scene and confronting a Shoot/No-Shoot scenario. This allows citizens to develop a better understanding of the situations law enforcement officers face on a daily basis and the split-second decisions they must make.

Classes will be held in the County Courthouse Emergency Operations Center on two Saturdays in February. They will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 16 and 23.

Contact Lorraine Shore at 360-417-2262 or by email: [email protected] for information on registering for one of these classes.

Food Drive for

Furloughed Federal Employees

The Clallam County Democrats are soliciting non-perishable food items, cash, checks or grocery store gift cards for area federal employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay.

Food items and checks, payable to the Food Bank, will be delivered to the Food Bank. They do not distribute cash or gift cards.

Gift cards, cash and checks will be given to the Chief Petty Officer’s Association for distribution to Coast Guard employees. They have limited storage for food items.

Donations can be dropped off at the Clallam County Democratic Headquarters, 124-A W. First St., Port Angeles, between 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you wish to contribute, but do not have transportation, please contact and they will try to arrange for pick-up of your donation.