Community Announcements

  • Fri Mar 15th, 2019 3:15pm
  • News

Folks for Change hosts presentation

Folks for Change will be hosting a presentation by the League of Women Voters of Clallam County, at the Family First Center (across from Forks Outfitters), on Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m.

Please join us!

“The League of Women Voters of Clallam County is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active citizen participation in government. We are committed to empowering citizens with the meaningful information needed to make sound decisions for our democracy.”

STUDIUM WEST CELEBRATES LIFE OF PANSY ANN MARTIN MARCH

On Friday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m., Studium West will feature author Glynda Peterson Schaad discussing the story of a “woman to reckon with” from our local history.

“Confluence of Cultures: the Story of Pansy Ann Martin”, is cast in the 1880-1910 era, and was labeled the “Period of Readjustment” by Indian agents for coastal tribes. Scholarly observers of this time have been substantially less charitable, describing these years as “The Dark Decades”, “The Lost Years”, or in the words of George A. Pettitt, “… people living rather dazedly in the ruins of their culture.” There were, however, survivors.

Schaad’s presentation will celebrate the life of Pansy Ann Martin who, as a 14-year-old, rejected an arranged marriage to find her own path, first as a runaway and outcast of her village, then as the wife of a British immigrant/mountain man. In her young life Pansy broke rules and violated taboos, but survived a period that most of her people did not. In the Quinault Nation, five generations and a century and a half after her birth, Pansy’s name is still spoken with reverence and respect.

Studium West is a free monthly lecture series at Peninsula College Forks, located at 481 S. Forks Ave. Research for this presentation has been a collaborative effort by the Peterson siblings: Stan Peterson, Gary Peterson and Glynda Peterson Schaad. It will be featured in their new book, Women to Reckon With: Daughters of the Wilderness, expected to be released in late 2020.

For more information, contact [email protected], or call 360-374-3223.

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 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.

Fly-Tying

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 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.

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/

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.

Battle of the Books Final Competition

See the joy of reading come alive as fourth graders from twelve Clallam County Schools and a homeschool team compete in Battle of the Books at the Port Angeles Main Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), on Friday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Battle of the Books is a year-long collaborative project between NOLS and schools around Clallam County. For five months, library staff visited fourth-grade classrooms in Port Angeles, Joyce, Forks, La Push, and Sequim, and facilitated book discussions for students. Participating schools are: Crescent, Dry Creek, Forks Intermediate, Franklin, Greywolf, Hamilton, Helen Haller, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Queen of Angels, Olympic Peninsula Academy, Quileute Tribal School, and a homeschool team. All participating students received free copies of the books read throughout the year and a T-shirt featuring original artwork by a participating student.

As a culmination of the program, teams of students from each school will compete for a trophy at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Port Angeles Main Library. All students participating in the battle must check-in at the Port Angeles Main Library Carver Meeting Room by 6:10 p.m. Failure to check-in on time will result in an alternate student being used on the team. The Battle of the Books program is made possible through generous support from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, the Friends of Sequim Library, and the Friends of the Forks Library.