RainCon is coming …

RainCon is coming …

Community Announcements

  • Sun Feb 10th, 2019 6:00am
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Free Dance Lessons!

Rainforest Council for the Arts will be sponsoring dance lessons Feb. 22, and March 8 and 22. The lessons are held at Forks Congregational Church’s Fellowship Hall. Dancing begins at 7 p.m. and the lessons are free. No partner is necessary, and beginners are always welcome. Please join us.

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: https://allianceforchildwelfare.org/

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.


Demonstrations at

West End Libraries

Get hooked at the library! The Clallam Bay and Forks Branches of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host fly-tying demonstrations presented by local expert Rod Erickson.

Erickson will demonstrate how to tie flies for salmon fishing as well as provide a supply list for those who want to tie flies at home. A local expert, Rod has been tying fishing flies for over 50 years. Demonstrations will be held at the Forks Branch Library on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2-4 p.m., and again at the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Monday, Feb. 11, from 5-7 p.m.

CreativiTea: Repurposed Jewelry

Enjoy a zero-waste afternoon of paper crafts, hot tea, and good company with the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), Clallam County Waste Prevention, and WSU Extension. CreativiTea programs will be held at the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Monday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees will be repurposing nuts, bolts, plastic straws, books, and other materials to create wearable jewelry. There will be plenty of time to chat, sip, and add personal touches to your repurposed creations with a variety of craft supplies. This workshop is appropriate for teens and adults. 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.

Second Annual Forks Raincon on the Way

The second annual RainCon will run June 14-16, in the Rain Forest Art Center, 35 North Forks Avenue, in Forks, on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula,

This event will feature plenty of artists and vendors, as well as interesting workshops, speakers and panels. Game tables will be set up to include Roll-Playing-Games, card games, and boardgaming.

For more information and participation, and to purchase vendor space, go to the Raincon Facebook page, Fans Of RainCon. This is where sign-ups will be posted for the cosplay costume contest, which promises to be even bigger and better than in 2018.

There are plenty of affordable motel rooms and businesses within walking distance, catering to the needs of convention attendees.

The Clallam Bay Comicon – RainCon’s sister event – will be held this year on Saturday, July 13, as an afterparty. Go to donnabarr.com for more information.


IRS-certified volunteers will provide free tax preparation and e-filing for low-and-middle-income taxpayers of all ages at Forks city hall Council Chambers, 500 East Division Street.

Volunteers will be available every-other-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 16, March 2 , 16 and 30, and April 13.

No appointment is required. First-come, first-served. Contact Hearst Coen, 360-452-6541, if you have any questions.

Please bring the following with you to the TAX-AIDE site:

Photo ID (required)

Social Security Cards for taxpayer, spouse, and dependents (required)

Documentation of health insurance coverage for everyone on the tax return.

Bring Form 1095, if received.

W-2s, 1099s and all documents necessary to complete your 2018 return

Bank check with routing and account numbers, if direct deposit desired

Your 2017 Tax Return

The TAX-AIDE program is sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation.

Learn about Electromagnetic Radiation

‘Save the Olympic Peninsula’ will sponsor a program on Electromagnetic Radiation, the basic science behind it and its applications in our daily lives, on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Carver Room, Port Angeles Library, 2210 Peabody St. The program will feature Paul Kolesnikoff and Tony Corrado.

Kolesnikoff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and has been involved with the design and construction of antennas and Radar Cross Section test facilities. He has also authored 12 technical papers.

Corrado has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and has 40 years experience related to defense-related weapons, sensors and technology development. He also, among other things, was a manager for Raytheon’s US Army Active Radio Frequency Identification Devices program and was appointed to NATO’s Smart Munitions panel.