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Read & Eat Gatherings

Read & Eat Gatherings

Preparedness Meeting

The next meeting of the West Jefferson County Emergency Preparedness Work Group will be Saturday, April 13, at the Clearwater School from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. This includes the Quinault Amateur Radio Club.

It looks as if a ham radio shack will be set up by April 20. There is allot of gear coming from here and there with the possibility of the school being home to a repeater. We are also starting to gather emergency medical supplies there as well. The school is located at milepost 146 on US Highway 101. Everyone is invited. For questions call Jimmy Conomos at 360-374-2270.

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.

Rainfest Art, fun

and Creativity

Are you artsy, crafty or always wanted to be? Come rain or shine to the Rainforest Arts Center on 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 10 a.m. – 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.

North Olympic Library System locations closed on Tuesday, April 23

All libraries in the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be closed on Tuesday, April 23, to allow staff to attend an in-service training day.

All NOLS locations will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24. The Library is always open at

Humanities Washington Speaker to Present

“Poetic Apothecary”

Humanities Washington Speaker, poet, and performer Judith Adams explores poetry’s restorative powers by reciting and exploring poems that help us understand grief, fear, sadness, loss, and much more. Adams will present The Poetic Apothecary: Poems for Healing and Comfort at the Forks Branch Library on Friday, April 19, at 6 p.m.

Judith Adams shares her love of poetry with her audience and encourages audience members to participate as well. Adams invites the audience to share poems that have deeply touched their lives and discusses how writing poetry can be a potent medicine for us all.

About the Speaker

Judith Adams is an English-born poet who has lived in the United States since 1976. Adams has published four books of poetry, conducted poetry workshops, recorded several albums of her work, and published her poems in magazines and anthologies. Adams has held readings at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the Frye Art Museum, and Third Place Books.

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. Checkout 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, April 29, the Read and Eat Gathering theme will be “Mexican Cuisine.”

Here are some suggested titles for the current theme:

• “Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens” by Pati Jinich

• “Pati’s Mexica Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking” by Pati Jinich

• “Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America” by Maricel E. Presilla

• “Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales: Flavors From the Griddles, Pots, and Street-Side Kitchens of Mexico” by Roberto SantibanÞez, JJ Goode and Todd Coleman.

Caspar Babypants


A perennial favorite, Caspar Babypants returns to the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for a 2019 library concert tour! Caspar Babypants will be performing at the Forks Branch Library on Friday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m.

Seattle native, Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew of the band The Presidents of the United States of America) makes family-friendly music about interesting topics like a bubble that doesn’t follow the crowd, a butterfly driving a truck, googly eyes, and many more.

Quileute Head Start is currently accepting

applications for the 2019-2020 school year!

Please, stop by the office or call 360-374-2631 for more information. You can also download an application at

The program provides:

• Childhood classes four days a week for three to five-year-old children with a focus on: phonemic awareness, literacy, writing, math, science, nutrition, safety, and social studies.

• Quileute language and culture

• Dental, vision, hearing, and developmental screenings

• Family support services

• Services for children with developmental, physical, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

• Transportation to and from school via bus

• Breakfast, lunch, and snack

Plus, a caring atmosphere of fun, learning, and acceptance!

Applications received after 7/24/19 may be placed on the waitlist.



Olympic Peninsula Authors (OPA) is now accepting prose and poetry submissions for their next publication, “In The Words Of Olympic Peninsula Authors,” Volume 3. Submissions are open now through June 1.

About the book: This series of high quality, trade-size paperbacks is produced in print and Kindle format by OPA founders, Heidi Hansen and Linda B. Myers. This new volume will be available in the autumn both online and at local retailers and festival events. The book is an anthology of poetry and prose by writers who are from – or write about – the Olympic Peninsula.

If your submission is selected, you will have multiple pages in the book, be featured at a launch party, and have the opportunity to read your submission to an audience. You will also have a traditionally-published credit.

Submission details: Prose of no more than 5,000 words, including short stories, essays, memoirs or articles. Poetry may be a selection of several short or multi-page poems. If a submission is accepted, a production fee of $40 will be charged (which includes one free book with the retail value of $20). There is no fee to submit.

For submission details or other questions, email [email protected]

Washington Connections Academy Opens Enrollment for 2019-20 Year

Tuition-free virtual public school kicks off open enrollment for K-12 students across the state.

Washington Connections Academy, a tuition-free, state-wide, online public school, announces open enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. The school, which served over 1600 students in grades K-11 across the state during the 2018-19 school year, offers a flexible learning option to accommodate the needs of the modern student and grants families the ability to personalize and monitor their student’s education. Washington Connections Academy will begin serving students in grade 12 in the upcoming school year.

Interested families can learn more about the online school and explore the Washington Connections Academy program by attending one of many free online and in-person information sessions beginning in spring. These events provide parents the opportunity to meet with teachers and ask questions to determine if virtual school is a good fit for their student.

To learn more about Washington Connections Academy and begin the enrollment process, visit the

Monday Musicale

April’s Monday Musicale’s monthly meeting will be held Monday noon, April 15, at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s fellowship hall, 209 W. 11th.

The meeting will be followed by a free concert presenting the Port Angeles High School’s Vocal Unlimited led by Jolene Dalton Gailey. The group recently returned from a trip to New York where they along with other choir members performed in various venues including St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Monday Musicale meets the third Monday of each month and proceeds from memberships are used to provide scholarships for local high school musicians.

For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.

Forks Film School

An introductory to video journalism and expression will be offered in a series of free workshops for ages 8th grade to adult, Tuesdays May 7, 14 and 21 at the RAC. Shane Anderson of North Fork Studios, a multimedia production company based in Olympia, will offer the classes in partnership with the North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee.

For more information call 360-379-4498 or email [email protected]