Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest Invites Public to Informational Meeting
Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest (SIORF) will present information about the local Soroptimist club, and the national organization to which they belong, at the Congregational Church fellowship hall on Thursday, March 21, starting at 6 p.m. The public is invited to come and learn more about their activities. Coffee and cookies will be served, and members will be available after the presentation for any one-on-one questions.
The Soroptimist members help support individuals and families in the Forks Community. Many of you may have been helped by one of their projects. But few may realize the full scope of work carried out by this organization – here in Forks and around the world. Here is your chance to find out, and perhaps consider membership yourself.
Fastpitch and Hardball Sign-up
Fastpitch and Hardball sign-ups will take place on Wednesday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 19 at Pacific Pizza from 5:30-7 p.m., for children third grade to 12 years old. Boys cannot be 13 before May 1, 2019, and girls Jan. 1, 2019. The cost is $50 for each player due at sign-ups. No late sign ups accepted.
The season will start after Spring Break. For any questions, please call Ty (hardball) 640-1512 or Laci (fastpitch) 640-1226.
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 fifty years. Demonstrations will be held at the Forks Branch Library on Saturday, March 16 from 2-4 p.m, and again at the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Monday, March 18 from 5-7 p.m.
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 th e play. Socks are required for children and adults participating in this event.
Techniques and Tips Workshops photo
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!
Welcoming the Whales
The Quileute tribe will honor gray whales as they return to the Pacific Northwest on March 29, at their 12th Annual Welcoming the Whales Ceremony at First Beach in La Push at 10 a.m. It’s followed by a meal and further festivities at 1 p.m. at the Akalat Center.
For more information, go to http://www.quileutenation.org/event/welcoming-the-whales/.
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.
Free Senior Luncheon
This month’s Free Senior Luncheon at the Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave., will feature hot turkey with gravy, along with stuffing, potatoes and vegetable. Pearl Lucken’s 106th birthday will also be celebrated with cake and ice cream and punch/coffee.
This event will take place Wednesday, March 13 in the fellowship hall at 12:30 p.m., doors open at noon. The High School ASB will be serving and providing assistance to the seniors who need help with their meal or drinks.
If you have never attended a senior luncheon plan on attending, you will be pleasantly surprised with the quality of food made with Love and a Blessing from God. Along with fellowship that is second to none. And it is a great way to get out and visit your neighbors that you have not seen in a while as you enjoy a great meal.
4-H FAMILY FUN NIGHT
4-H is bringing an evening of fun, games, and food for the whole family to the Forks Library on March 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. 4-H is a positive youth development program, and part of positive youth development is creating space for families to enjoy spending time together. Family fun night began in February in Port Angeles and we would like to continue to hold one monthly rotating around the county.
Sharah Truett, who attended in Port Angeles, said “We had a wonderful time eating, socializing, and playing games. Our little girl was all smiles and fell fast asleep when the night was through!”
You can learn more about 4-H in Clallam County on our website: Clallam.wsu.edu/4H. WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.
Forks Free Legal Clinic
A free legal clinic presented by Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers and the Latina/o Bar Association will take place Saturday, March 23 at Concerned Citizens, 945 S. Forks Ave. The clinic is open to the public and is first come, first served. Spanish speaking advocates and interpreters will be available.
From 1-2 p.m. “Know your immigration Rights” will be presented and from 2-4 p.m. the free legal clinic. Other areas for consultation include medical debt, family law, foreclosure, landlord-tenant, wills and estates, worker rights, bankruptcy, personal injury, and criminal law.
For more information call 360-504-2422 or email [email protected], please bring relevant paperwork.
Forks Open Aire Market Meeting
FOAM will hold a meeting on Monday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at the Forks Library. Anyone interested in participating in the upcoming season is welcome to attend.