VFW Spring Fling Bazaar
Vendors are wanted for the upcoming VFW Spring Fling Bazaar and craft sale to be held Saturday, April 20, from 10 – 3 at the VFW hall. Tables are $20 and must be paid in advance to secure your spot. All proceeds from the table sales and the kitchen will be donated to the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. Join us in this great cause. For more information call Janet Hughes at 360-640-1401.
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.
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.
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.
Get your Brick!!
Do you have a graduating FHS senior or a future grad? Were you an 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.
Go dark for Earth Hour
On March 30, millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour — WWF’s Earth Hour — to show their commitment to protecting nature and curbing climate change. Will you join us at 8:30 pm your local time?
Free Dance Lessons
Rainforest Council for the Arts is sponsoring dance lessons, Friday April 5 and 19. The lessons are held at the Forks Congregational Church’s Fellowship Hall beginning at 7 p.m. and are free. No partner is necessary, and beginners are always welcome. Please join us for an evening of fun and good exercise.
RCA will also be sponsoring a dance at the Rainforest Arts Center in Forks on April 27, so keep that date in mind. Music will be by the Loose Gravel Band. This dance will be part of Forks’ Rainfest celebration.
Burn Permits available
Burn permit applications, for residents inside the Forks city limits and urban growth areas, are now available for future outdoor burning of storm-related debris from the winter storms of 2018 and 2019.
Individuals need to submit in advance an application for burning storm-related debris and pay the fee of ten dollars ($10) upon submission of a completed application. All applications must be submitted prior to 5 p.m. on April 15, 2019, to avoid having to pay a $75 application fee.
The City will share permit applications with Fire District No. 1 and the Olympic Clean Air Agency before issuing any permits for outdoor burning in May of 2019. Applicants agree to allow these agencies the opportunity to inspect burn piles prior to the City issuing burn permits.
The City will issue burn permits to applicants in early May with an assigned “burning period” to occur later in May or June. Individuals can only burn storm debris outdoors with a City-issued permit pursuant to City Ordinance No. 555.
Applications can be found online at www.forkswashington.org or at City Hall, 500 East Division Street.
2019 Easter Breakfast
The Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd, will host the annual Easter Breakfast on Sunday, April 21, from 8 – 11 a.m. The menu will include ham, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, orange juice, and coffee. The cost for breakfast is under three-free, ages 4-11 and seniors $6 and ages 12 and over $8. This event is sponsored by Concerned Citizens and the Forks Emblem Club.
FHS and Jr. High Drama Clubs to present The Addams Family Musical
The Forks High School and Junior High Drama Clubs will be presenting several performances of the Addams Family Musical during April. A Splash performance fundraiser will take place at the RAC on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 and will include “Dessert and a show.”
Regular performances will take place at the FHS Commons on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. with a bake sale at intermission, again Saturday with two showings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and senior night on Sunday, April 28 with a final performance at 2 p.m. Admission is $5,
Learn about Slugs
Thurston County Master Gardener Program Coordinator Cori Carlton will present information on identifying slugs, their presence in home gardens and plant damage control methods, on Thursday, March 28, at noon in the county commissioners meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E Fourth St., Port Angeles.
Carlton will discuss the benefits of native slugs, why the non-native slugs eat a gardener’s precious plants, the stories slime trails tell and more. Gardeners will come away with strategies on how to get slugs to work for and not against them in their gardens.
Carlton has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and recreation/park administration from Central Michigan University.
She has held leadership positions in Michigan, Indiana, and Washington over the past 24 years, including Environmental Education Director for the Detroit and Seattle YMCAs and Education Program Specialist for Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Cori has spent more than 20 years studying and teaching about slugs.
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.