School Band Concert
On Tuesday, March 5, the Jr. High, High School and Jazz Bands will present a concert in the Forks High School Commons with a 6:30 p.m. start time.
QVSD Auction fast
Mark your calendars for the annual Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17 at the Forks High School Commons. This year’s student coordinators are Julia Lausche and Britney Dean.
Students will be around to businesses soon soliciting donations and as in the past donations may be dropped off at the Forks High School office or at Jerry’s Small Engine Repair and Rentals.
Senior Project Fair – Call for Local Agency Representatives
The culminating senior project is a graduation requirement for all Forks High School students, but many students have trouble knowing what their options are and connecting with community members who can support and guide them through the process. Our goal this year is to help streamline this process for juniors and make it easier to choose the project that is right for them.
To help achieve this goal, Forks High School will offer a “Senior Project Fair” on March 27 from 8:15-9 a.m. in the High School Commons. During this fair we hope all community agencies and other individuals who can offer assistance with senior projects will attend.
During the fair, all juniors will be in attendance and can take this time to speak with local agencies and connect with possible mentors. If you or your agency are interested in attending the Senior Project Fair please contact the Counseling Center at 360-374-6262 x263 or at [email protected]
History Tales to feature “The lost canoe”
Priscilla Hudson, historian of the Sequim Prairie Garden Club, will discuss “The Lost Canoe” at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation on Sunday, March 3, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 110 East 7th Street, Port Angeles. The program will be held in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street.
The vintage canoe in Sequim’s Pioneer Memorial Park appeared lost in the shrubs. It sat there over 60 years without signage. Hudson searched a dozen years to find the story of the canoe and will share the journey through photographs and text.
Two professional photographers will add their glimpses of the journey as will other individuals involved with this adventure, including Kurt Grinnell; Frank Hanson; Tom Jackson; William Laubner; Michael McNerney; Irving Mortensen; Vince Penn; and Viola Reibe and daughters.
History Tales is free and open to the public. For further information, please call the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email [email protected]
NOLS now offering
free access to TeenBookCloud
The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is pleased to announce it has recently added TeenBookCloud to its list of free online resources. TeenBookCloud is a streaming service with a digital collection focused on middle school and high school readers. It offers people of all reading levels access to a robust collection of eBooks, enhanced eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and hundreds of quizzes and other teacher resources. Books also feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read.
This collection is available around the clock with your NOLS library card. No downloads, no waiting — if you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to content immediately! Visit www.nols.org/teenbookcloud to get started.
If you don’t have a NOLS library card, you can sign up for one online or by visiting any NOLS branch with your photo ID.
For more information about this and other NOLS online resources, visit www.nols.org, call 360-417-8500, or email [email protected]
Bingo Fundraiser for LTC ADA Bus Project
On Sunday, March 10, the Forks Elks, 941 Merchant Road, will host Bingo from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with all of the proceeds benefiting the Long Term Care ADA Bus project.
WSU Master Gardener Margery Whites will share tips for newcomers to gardening in the maritime environment on the Olympic Peninsula, on Thursday, Feb. 28, at noon in the county commissioners meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.
She will help gardeners understand how to select the right pants for the growing conditions at their own locations, examining topography, soil drainage and composition, wind, sun, water, and animal life.
Whites is a retired professor from St. Cloud University in Minnesota. She is a 2016 graduate of the Master Gardener Training and serves on the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County board of directors.
Whites will provide an extended three-hour workshop on this topic on May 18 at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden.
This presentation is part of the “Green Thumb Garden Tips” education series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second and fourth Thursday of every month in Port Angeles. Programs are designed to help home gardeners establish or improve their gardening practices. Speakers are local and regional individuals with expertise and experience in sustainable horticultural practices.
Attendees may bring a lunch. The presentations are free and open to the public. For questions, call 360-565-2679.
BLOCK Fest™ at the Forks Branch Library
Parenting Matters Foundation and the First Teacher Program will bring back the popular BLOCK Fest™ program to the Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) on Friday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m.
BLOCK Fest™ is a research-based block play program geared towards children from 8 months to 8 years with their caregivers. Children and adults can rotate from station to station in a self-guided tour to play with a variety of different blocks.
Parents and caregivers must accompany their child and are strongly encouraged to join in the play. Socks are required for children and adults participating in this event.
BLOCK Fest™ in Clallam County was initially supported by a generous grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the Parenting Matters Foundation of Sequim, Washington.
More information about the Parenting Matters Foundation, the First Teacher Program, and the research behind the BLOCK Fest™ phenomenon will be available at the event and can also be found by visiting www.clallamblockfest.org.
Techniques and Tips Workshops
Victoria Redhed Miller, local author of From No-Knead to Sourdough: A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread, is headed back to the West End Branches of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS)! Miller will present a workshop titled Homemade Bread: Techniques and Tips, providing everything you need to take your homemade bread to the next level. Miller will present at the Forks Branch Library on Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m., and the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m.
These workshops will include a live demo of breadmaking techniques like mixing, kneading, and shaping. There will also be a demo of a GrainMaker home grain mill – for those interested in grinding their own grain for baking. Bring your questions and enthusiasm for baking bread to this fun, fast-paced workshop!
Victoria Redhed Miller lives on a 40-acre off-the-grid farm outside of Sequim. In her newest book, she blends her own journey toward self-reliance with her fascination for traditional homesteading skills and love of good food. Miller’s previous books include Craft Distilling and Pure Poultry. Miller will have copies of her books for sale and signing after each presentation.
All you can eat
On, Sunday March 17, from 3-6 p.m. at the Port Angeles Masonic Center, 7th & Lincoln St., the Esther Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is hosting its 3rd annual “All you can Eat” Crab Dinner
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a good time together while enjoying a delicious dinner of crab, baked potato, coleslaw, beverage and dessert.
Tickets are $30 per person, for ticket call Judy at 360-457-6783 or Louann at 360-452-4659.
Masonic Wine Fest March 23
The 2nd annual Masonic Wine Fest Taste and Toast will be held March 23, from 6-9 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles. The evening will feature local wineries, chocolates and cheeses and music. Tickets are $35 and available at www.pamasonic.org or at the door.
The Forks American Legion Post, 651 E. Division St., will host a breakfast on Saturday, March 9, from 7-11 a.m., with all proceeds going to benefit the VFW’s Gold Star Families Memorial Project.
The menu will include scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 with donations also accepted.
Census jobs available
Hiring will take place over the next year to staff various Census projects leading up to the BIG event on April 1, 2020. Jobs will all pay $15/hr and $00.58/mile. The jobs are 20-40 hours per week and are self-scheduling. The periods of employment generally last about 8 weeks.
Thousands of jobs are available nationwide. To apply call 1-855-JOB-2020 or visit 202census.gov/jobs
Seasonal Summer Park Aides Needed
Washington State Parks is now hiring for jobs that will run April – September. Job activities include trail work, grounds maintenance, working with people and learning about the local flora and fauna.
Go to www.careers.wa.gov enter Park Aide apply to Sequim Bay Area 00931 positions available in Forks. Starting wage is $12.74/hour, must be 17 years of age and have a valid driver license. For more information or questions, contact Bogachiel State Park at 360-374-6356.