Community Announcements

  • Thu May 2nd, 2019 11:39am
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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 11

Saturday, May 11, marks the 27th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Each year on the second Saturday of May, mail carriers across the country collect non-perishable food donations from postal customers. Participating in this year’s Mail Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is simple.

Customers can just leave non-perishable food donations in or by their mailbox on Saturday, May 11, and your mail carrier will do the rest. Donations can also be dropped off anytime at the Forks, Beaver and La Push post offices. All local donations will go to the Forks Food Bank. Last year locally, 600 pounds was collected. In previous years carriers have collected as much as 1,180 pounds. Your local mail carriers appreciate the community support in making this year’s food drive a success!

Scholarship auditions for Monday Musicale

Monday Musicale will be holding their scholarship auditions May 5, 2 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church, 139 West 8th St. Port Angeles. The public is welcome. Come and support our local high school seniors.

Public Meeting

regarding Forests and Climate Change

The Clallam County Commissioners will host a climate change event, on Tuesday, May 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Olympic Natural Resource Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave. Guest Speakers will be Professor Bernard Bormann and Clallam County Health Officer Dr. Allison Unthank. Professor Bernard Bormann will be speaking about connecting forests to climate change. Clallam County Health Officer Dr. Allison Unthank will be speaking on the public health impacts of wildfire smoke. The public is welcome to attend this event.

History Tales to

feature History of S’Klallam Village

David Brownell will present “Glimpses of a S’Klallam Village at Washington Harbor” at the North Olympic History Center/Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales on Sunday, May 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 110 East 7th Street, Port Angeles. The program will be held in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street.

David Brownell, Cultural Resources Specialist with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, will present his extensive ethnographic and archaeological research on one of the Tribe’s ancestral villages that stood at Washington Harbor. The presentation will feature maps and historical photographs of the village pronounced “sh-tch-kwung.” It “…was a moderately large village that controlled the mouth to Sequim Bay, with a palisaded village core pressed up under the bluff, and lower class and slave cabins and shacks spread along the beach north to Bugge Spit, and across the entrance of the bay on Kiapot Point.”

History Tales is free and open to the public. For further information, please call the History Center’s office at 360-452-2662 or email [email protected]

Cook Book Fundraiser

The Forks Assembly of God is selling Cook Books as a Fundraiser for a Church youth trip that will take place in July. There are over 600 recipes from members of the church and the cost is $10 each.

Get yours soon … they are selling like “hot cakes”! (See page 242.)

Read & Eat Gatherings

The Read and Eat Gathering will meet on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Clallam Bay Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Checkout an Asian Cuisine inspired cookbook and prepare a 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.

Here are some suggested titles for the current theme:

• “Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites: 100 Recipes that are Fast, Fresh, and Simple Enough for Tonight’s Supper” by Jaden Hair

• “Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes” by Peter Meehan

• “Asian Dumplings: Mastering Gyoza, Spring Rolls, Samosas, and More” by Andrea Quynhgiao Nguyen

• “The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches” by Andrea Quynhgiao Nguyen

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


Please come on down to the Rainforest Arts Center, here in Forks, Y’all, and listen to the newest band on the West End.

On Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m., Boothill Express will entertain with a foot-stompin’ mix of country, blues, and rock n’ roll. It is bound to be an amazing time.

This is a family-friendly event. There will be tables and chairs set up for folks to listen and to visit, and of course, that amazing dance floor is there for all of who want to kick up your boot heels, and dance. The theme is Cowboy/Cowgirl, so please feel free dress in your favorite western attire.

Boothill Express is: Dave Lenahan on Bass and vocals, Tim Hulbert on drums, Ken Lambert electric guitar leads and vocals, and Sally Milici on rhythm guitar and vocals!

Admission and refreshments are by donation, and no one will be turned away.

Come on down and support your local musicians and live music!

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 July 24 may be placed on the waitlist.