Community Announcements

  • Sun May 12th, 2019 6:30am
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Bogachiel Garden Club Plant Sale & Flea Market

The BGC will hold a spring plant sale on Saturday, May 18, at the HS auto shop, next to Pacific Inn Motel, from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. There will be a variety of perennials and garden flea market items. There will be iris plants, goldenrod, shrubs, sedums, lilies, and more! Great prices.

One-stop shopping for volunteer opportunities on the Peninsula

WSU Extension has launched a new “one-stop shopping” webpage that connects volunteers with Olympic Peninsula environmental organizations. There are currently 18 organizations listed. To view the new page go to or visit either Clallam or Jefferson County Extension websites.

“We hope this webpage will make it easy for people to volunteer for the environment. There are so many ways to get involved and there’s something for everyone. Whether you have just a few hours or are looking for a regular activity, there are plenty of choices,” said Bob Simmons, Olympic Region Water Resources Specialist.

The webpage is hosted by WSU Extension in Jefferson and Clallam Counties to promote environmental volunteerism on the North Olympic Peninsula. Organizations with an environmental education or stewardship mission are included. If your organization has an environmental education or stewardship mission and would like to be included, please email Laurel at [email protected]

Funding for this project comes from the Puget Sound National Estuary Program project: Engaging the Community in Strait Ecosystem Recovery (NTA 2016-0107). This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement PC-01J22301 through the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency or the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

Virtual Reality in the Library with Oculus

Virtual Reality (VR) has come to the North Olympic Library System! This spring, adults and teens 13 and older can try out immersive and interactive video experiences using Oculus Rift and Go headsets at their local library. Examples of the immersive 360-degree headset experiences include movie shorts, Mars Odyssey, Dinosaurs, The Body, America’s National Parks, Ocean Rift, Apollo 11, Everest, Chernobyl, and many more! VR experiences will be about 15-20 minutes per user and are on a first come, first served basis with a waiting list if needed.

VR sessions will be held at all NOLS locations. Sessions are currently scheduled for:

Clallam Bay Branch Library

Monday, May 6, 3-5 p.m.

Forks Branch Library

Monday, May 13, 3 – 5 p.m.

VR programming is part of a partnership with the Washington State Library, Oculus, and the University of Washington Information School, to bring educational opportunities to library communities around the state. Additional funding for this program comes from the Friends of the Library groups.

Using VR has potential safety concerns; participants must be 13 years or older (no exceptions). Adult participants must sign a release waiver and participants aged 13-17 must have a parent-signed release waiver. Waiver forms are available to pick up in advance at the library.


in need of MEDICAL


The Soroptimist 2nd Chances Boutique includes a Medical Equipment loan closet for those in need after a stroke, surgery or injury, Prom/evening dresses for borrow or sale, high-end women’s clothing (some items with price tags still included!) to all women and girls for very minimal $3 per item. Because of our location and distance from Port Angeles, the loans have been welcomed by West End residents in need of walkers, cruisers, wheelchairs, commodes and shower benches.

We recently applied for the First Federal Foundation grant to purchase some new wheelchairs, walkers etc. We did not receive the grant monies for the project, but since we’re having a real shortage, a real need and because many are loaned out, we’re asking that if anyone has any items in clean, good shape to donate, please call us or drop off at 140 Spartan Ave. on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 12-4 p.m.

If you’d like to donate money to help us purchase more pieces of equipment and/or in memory of your loved one, we would appreciate any help offered. Memorials or donations could be made to Soroptimists — Medical Equipment Fund, P.O. Box 502, Forks, Wa. 98331 or Paypal [email protected]

For information call Pat @360-640-1494 or Diane @ 360-640-3186.