Maypole fighting!

Maypole fighting!

Community Announcements

  • Thu Apr 4th, 2019 2:21pm
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Pie Sale!

The Forks Hospital Foundation will be holding a pie sale Saturday, April 20 from noon – 6 p.m. at Thriftway, 100 percent of the profits will go towards the purchase of the ADA Long Term Care resident Bus.

Also, the Forks Hospital Foundation will be meeting Thursday, April 25 in the Hospital Conference Room at 4:30 p.m.

Next Dance Lesson

April 19

The dance lesson scheduled for April 5 at the Congregational Church has been canceled. The next lesson will be April 19 as previously scheduled. The future dance lesson schedule will be discussed on April 19. All levels of dancers are welcome! Lessons start at 7 p.m.

3.5K/5K Run/Walk

A walk/run to benefit fallen Kittitas County Deputy Ryan Thompson will be held on Saturday, April 6, starting at 8 a.m. Participants, please meet in the parking lot across from the Forks Coffee Shop. The route will be south on Hwy 101, Russell Rd, Bogachiel Way and back to the parking lot.

Participation is by donation, bracelets will be given to those who donate. All donations will go to the family of Deputy Thompson who was killed in the line of duty. The event is hosted by Diane Winters and Mark and Tammy Lee and everyone is welcome.

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 a.m. – 3 p.m. 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.

Family Workshop

A family management and skills building course for parents and teens ages 9-14 will be offered in five interactive workshops Wednesday evenings April 10, 17, 24 and May 1 and 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Forks High School.

You will learn different tools and skills to strengthen your relationship with your child, communicate and work together as a family, prepare for your child’s teenage years and help your student avoid problem behaviors.

Registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register or for questions contact Jolene Price at FHS, 261 S. Spartan Ave., Fax; 360-374-9657 or 360-374-6262 ext. 214.

WET Schedule Updated

Due to a conflict with the Memorial Day weekend, the West End Thunder race for May has been moved up a weekend.

2019 Race Schedule

May 18-19 (updated dates)

June 22-23

July 13-14

Aug. 10-11

Rain day Aug 24-25

Sept. 7-8

Support the FHS 2019 Yearbook

Are you interested in adding pictures, quotes, and/or words of encouragement to the 2018/2019 FHS yearbook for your favorite senior? Senior ads are now available for purchase. If you are interested, please contact Carol Justus or Chris Tuttle at Forks High School to place your order.

Ad Prices:

Full page $100

1/2 page $75

1/4 page $50

1/8 page $25

[email protected] or 360-374-6262 ext. 233

[email protected] or 360-374-6262 ext. 251

Thank you!!!!- FHS Yearbook

*Yearbooks are able to be purchased at the Forks High School office for $55.*

Wednesday, April 3rd is the final due date for ad spaces to be purchased.

Genealogical Society Meeting

Evelyn Roehl, a professional genealogist, and lecturer will be the speaker at the next meeting of the Genealogical Society, Saturday, April 13, to be held at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 Sequim Avenue, in Sequim.

Her topic will be “Times of Change: Calendars and Dates in Family History”. As we go back in time looking for family connections, understanding the basic concepts of time may be more involved and useful that ever imagined, and so much more interesting!

The meeting is open to the public at no cost beginning at 10 a.m., until noon. Participants are encouraged to come earlier to register, have a cup of coffee and to visit awhile.

For more information, contact the Society Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 360-417-5000, or visit the website at

History Tales to feature Hands on History Student Presentations

The North Olympic History Center/Clallam County Historical Society will be hosting the second annual Hands on History presentations on Sunday, April 7, at the Lincoln Center, 905 West 9th Street, Port Angeles, at 2:30 p.m. This is a change of venue for the April History Tales presentation.

This year nine students will be sharing their research about a topic central to the history of Clallam County. This is your opportunity to learn more about the Port Angeles Opera House; the Spotted Owl Controversy; the Spruce Division Railroad; the 1893 Depression and the Lasting Legacy of G.M. Lauridsen; the Sequim Railroad Park; Minerva Troy and the Arts; and Skiing in the Olympics. Participants will be on hand to share what they have learned and chat with attendees.

History Tales is free, and the community is welcome. We invite you to bring your friends and family to support and encourage these students in their research. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, please call the History Center’s office at 360-452-2662 or email [email protected]

Rainfest Art, fun

and Creativity

Are you artsy, crafty or always wanted to be? Come rain or shine to the Rainforest Arts Center, April 27 for an afternoon of creativity and fun! This event is free and open to all ages.

Activities will include making a picture with beach pebbles, weaving a friendship bracelet, painting watercolor spring ornaments and getting your green on by making a bag from an old T-shirt.

No need to pre-register, just come on down to the RAC at 35 N. Forks Ave., between 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., and join in the fun and bring a friend or two. All supplies will be provided, except for the T-shirt, please bring your own, and if you have a frame you like bring that too. Hope to see everyone there! Sponsored by Rainforest Council for the Arts and Far West Art League.

Cedar Basket

Weaving Class

Rainforest Council for the Arts and Far West Art League are sponsoring a cedar bark basket weaving class, taught by Quileute elder Philip Ward. The location is the RAC, 35 N Forks Ave., on Sunday, April 28, from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

All Supplies will be furnished and the cost is $25. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.

Contact Flora Finley, 360-640-0359, to sign up. If you have taken the class before and have an unfinished basket you can bring it then and get it completed.

Philip is a wonderful teacher, and makes this a fun, relaxing and enjoyable class, not to be missed.

Maypole Faire

Come join the Shire of Druim Doineann for a celebration of Spring at their 27th annual Maypole Faire! Immerse yourself in a medieval afternoon with Sword and Shield Tournaments, Merchants, Food, Historical Arts & Science Demonstrations, Family Activities, and (of Course) dance around the Maypole!

This event is free to all visitors on May 4 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., 1608 W 16th St, Port Angeles.

Hoppy Easter

Raffle Basket

Eladia Stansbury, who is earning her bronze badge for Girl Scouts, put together a basket full of Easter goodies for a fundraiser to benefit the Long Term Care ADA Bus fund. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at LTC, the drawing will be held on Friday, April 19.

Items in the basket include bunny salt and pepper shakers, Easter signs, jelly beans, eggs with cash in them, notepads, a chocolate bunny, coffee mug and coffee card, stuffed bunny and more! All funds raised will benefit the purchase of the new bus.

Tuna Drive

First Federal is holding its 5th annual Tuna Drive to benefit our local food bank. All branches will be accepting donations of canned tuna through April 30.


WEBPA Speakers

The West End Business and Professional Association meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Congregational Church on Spartan Ave. New members and the public are always welcome.

April 10 – Jeff Ward, Clallam Co. Marine Resources Committee

April 17 – Michael S. Maxwell, MD – CEO, North Olympic Healthcare Network

April 24 – Cheri Tinker, MSW – Sarge’s Place

May 1 – Business Meeting

May 8 – Dr. Rebecca Pfaff – Forks Hospital

May 15 – Andy Gosnell, Health & Human Services – Environmental Health – Septic & Solid Waste

May 22 – Ken Stringer, Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women March

The Hoh tribe is sponsoring a march on Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. to bring attention and remember victims of MMIW. The walk will start at Tillicum Park, to the Forks Transit Center and back to the Park. Following the walk family members of MMIW will speak as well as others associated with MMIW.

There will be food vendors and other activities as well. For more information about being a vendor or questions contact Phillip Sifuentes at 360-374-5029.