Community Announcements

  • Thu Mar 21st, 2019 7:25pm
  • 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.”

Fire District #1 looking for new volunteers

Fire District #1 will be on-boarding new volunteers with a recruiting class starting in May. There is an online application accessible at www.clallamfire1.org/join/. Captain Chris Paul will be heading up the program.

Immunization

Clinic March 25

An immunization clinic will be held Monday, March 25 at the Public Health Department building at 140 C St. from 9:30-noon by appointment only. Call 360-374-3121 to schedule an appointment or for questions.

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.

FREE TAX PREPARATION!

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., March 30, and April 13.

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

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

Learn about

Homeschooling

Classical Conversations Homeschool will hold informational meetings on Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Forks Library’s Klahn Room. Come learn about our homeschool program. Questions call Jenna at 360-460-2360.

Youth Cheer Sign-ups

Forks Youth Cheerleading sign-ups will be held on Tuesday, April 16 from 6 -8 p.m., at Pacific Pizza in the back room. To participate, individuals must be going into the 2nd-7th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. There is a $35 registration fee due at the time of sign-ups. Questions? Call Sarah at 360-640-9830.

Evening Talk: “Breeding land birds of the Olympic Peninsula” by Dr. Scott Horton

The next ONRC evening talk will be Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m., at the Olympic Natural Resources Center in the Hemlock Forest Room. ONRC is located at 1455 S. Forks Ave.

Dr. Scott Horton will be presenting on three related topics: a brief review of many of the 100 or so species of birds that breed on Olympic Peninsula uplands and fresh waters, including their migratory patterns, ecology, and conservation; an introduction to the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) and a review of findings from its first 50 years, trends in bird populations continent-wide and especially in our region, the “North Pacific Rainforest”; and a summary of land cover changes and survey findings from five decades of the Ozette BBS route, which he has run since 1994.

Dr. Horton retired as the wildlife biologist with DNR in Forks; Scott was instrumental in helping to integrate wildlife conservation with forest management. He spent most of his career working with spotted owls, marbled murrelets, and other forest-living animals on the Olympic Peninsula. He has a doctorate in conservation biology from the University of Washington, College of Forest Resources (currently The School of Environmental and Forest Sciences under the College of the Environment). We have enjoyed past presentations from Scott on an overview of Olympic Peninsula seabirds as well as the reintroduction of Fishers on the Olympic Peninsula. Scott’s presentations are always enjoyable, informational, and connect us to the wildlife on the Olympic Peninsula.

Evening Talks at ONRC is funded through the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund, an endowment that honors the contributions of Fred Rosmond and his family to forestry and the Forks community. Refreshments will be served and a potluck of your favorite dessert is encouraged. For more information contact: Frank Hanson at 374-4556 or [email protected]

Get your Brick!!

Do you have a graduating FHS senior or a future grad? Were you a FHS graduate or have a class reunion coming up? It’s not too late to order a brick/paver for the entrance of Forks High School. Bricks/pavers are $40 each and engraved with 2 lines, up to 18 characters per line.

To order your brick/paver please go to QVSD webpage and scroll down and on the right side you will see FHS Brick Order. You can print the form, complete it, and send to the address on the form along with your check. Proceeds from brick sales support Forks High School programs and Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest. Bricks will be installed by the QVSD maintenance crew soon, so don’t procrastinate on ordering.

Read & Eat Gatherings

Do you love browsing cookbooks? Would you like a reason to learn to cook or try something new?

Then join the Read and Eat Gathering on the fourth Monday of every month (except in May) at the Clallam Bay Branch Library at 6:30 p.m., beginning March 25 through June. Check-out a cookbook based on the theme then prepare a yummy creation to share at the gathering. Come hungry and ready to discuss your chosen cookbook! Bringing your own place setting is also encouraged, but not required.

On Monday, March 25, the Read and Eat Gathering theme will be “bread”. Here are some suggested titles for the current theme:

• “Bread Revolution: World-Class Baking with Sprouted & Whole Grains, Heirloom Flours, & Fresh Techniques” by Peter Reinhart

• “Bread” by Beth Hensperger

• “The Bread Book: The Definitive Guide to Making Bread by Hand or Machine” by Sara Lewis

• “How to Make Bread: Step-by-Step Recipes for Yeasted Breads, Sourdoughs, Soda Breads and Pastries” by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou

For more information about this and other events happening at the Library, visit www.nols.org, email [email protected], or call 360-963-2414. The Clallam Bay Branch Library is located at 16990 Highway 112 in Clallam Bay.

Noche Informativa de Running Start

El campus de Peninsula College Forks va a dar una “Noche Informativa de Running Start” in español en el martes, 26 de marzo a las 6:00 pm. El propósito del evento es dar estudiantes y sus familias una oportunidad para aprender más del programa de “Running Start” y como los estudiantes “juniors” y “seniors” en high school puedan ganar créditos universitarios para matrícula gratuita. Además, aprenderán estrategias para éxito en sus estudios y como los padres y familias puedan apoyar a sus hijos en el program de “Running Start.” Habrá un panel de estudiantes de “Running Start” y padres de estudiantes de “Running Start” para compartir sus experencias del programa con Uds.

La información va estar presentada completamente en español. Se encuentra el campus de Peninsula College Forks en la dirección 481. S. Forks Ave.

Para más información, contacte a Deborah Scannell en [email protected]