NOLS is recruiting Teen Summer Volunteers for all branches. Submitted Photo

NOLS is recruiting Teen Summer Volunteers for all branches. Submitted Photo

Community Announcements

  • Fri May 31st, 2019 12:52pm
  • News

2019 Baccalaureate

FHS 2019 Baccalaureate will be held Wednesday, June 5 from 7-8 p.m., at the Forks High School Commons. All family and friends are invited to the Baccalaureate ceremony to celebrate the graduating class of 2019. Cupcakes and coffee to follow the ceremony.

Fire Department looking for new members

Clallam County Fire Protection Dist. 1 is currently looking for at least two people to join their team. For more information or questions contact 360-582-6900. An application is available online

WEYL soccer Sign-ups

West End Youth League will hold soccer sign-ups for ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-14 on Thursday, May 30, 6-8 p.m., at the Duncan Fields shed. The registration fee is $35 per child, includes a shirt, and is due at sign-up. For more information contact Keith Weekes at 360-640-9852 or Hector Domingues at 360-640-1945.

Evening Talk

Friday Night

The ONRC will host an Evening Talk on Friday, May 31, in Forks at 1455 Forks Ave. at 7 p.m., in the Hemlock Forest Room. In this talk, UW researcher Lauren Kuehne presents the results of a year-long project to monitor current levels of noise from military aircraft, and estimate the impact of Growler jets on the “soundscape” of the Olympic Peninsula.

Training Option: Sat., June 1 – There will be a limited citizen-science training event the day after the Friday Evening Talk at the ONRC. Help is needed for Olympic Peninsula Noise Study. Training is limited to two sessions with six individuals per session. If you are interested in helping to identify and annotate flight events in recorded data collected in 2017 and 2018 from the O.P. then contact Lauren Kuehne, [email protected] or Laura Giannone, [email protected] for a training slot in either the a.m. session 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. or the afternoon session 1-4 p.m. at the Hemlock Forest Room the Olympic Natural Resource Center in Forks.

Evening Talks at ONRC are funded through the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund, an endowment that honors the contributions of Fred Rosmond and his family to forestry and Education to the Forks community. Refreshments will be served and a potluck of your favorite dessert is encouraged. For more information, contact Frank Hanson at 374-4556 or [email protected]

Blood Drive

The Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd., will host a Blood Drive on Friday, June 7, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spring Fling

A Spring Fling Fundraiser will be held at the Sekiu Community Center on June 8 from 7-9:30 p.m. all proceeds will go towards repairing the heating system at the Sekiu Community Center. Admission is by donation and Potluck desserts will be shared. Come enjoy friends and enjoy toe-tapping music provided by Loose Gravel.

Cans for Cake

Celebrate Edward Cullen’s 118th Birthday by helping the Forks Food Bank at RainCon, June 15 at 2 p.m., at the Rainforest Arts Center. Bring non-perishable food and get a piece of CAKE! After singing happy birthday to him.

Afterward, enjoy RainCon 2019 and the Forever Twilight Collection!

All food donations and monetary donations at this specific event will go to the Forks Food Bank. Summer is a hard time and food is needed even more during the Summer. Come celebrate and help out the Community at the same time!

Water in the Age of

Climate Change

A presentation called “Water in the Age of Climate Change” will be given on Saturday, June 1 at the Clallam County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden at 2711 Woodcock Road in Sequim from 10-11 a.m. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The presentation is free and no registration is required.

Water use and conservation in the time of climate change is a current and ongoing issue. Changes in hydrology, known and predicted, of the Dungeness River play an important part in the economics and quality of life on the Olympic Peninsula.

Master Gardener John Stednick will touch on this issue and set the stage for irrigation demands. Master Gardener Susan Kalmar will then bring the issue into your yard and present ideas on how to install, repair, and manage a simple drip-water system. Reference materials, mock-ups, and a demonstration will encourage gardeners to learn more about the easy steps concerned homeowners can take to save time and water.

History Tales to feature Art as Artifact

It is only fitting that the North Olympic History Center/Clallam County Historical Society and the Olympic Peninsula Art Association partner to celebrate the visual art and artists of Clallam County in a special exhibit entitled “Art as Artifact.” They are joined by The Messy Palettes of Clallam Bay and the Far West Art League. The show takes place on Sunday, June 2, from 1-4 p.m. at the old Lincoln School site at the corner of 9th and C Streets, Port Angeles. Parking and entry are on the west side of the school off West 9th.

Visual arts community members have supported the goals and enhanced the collection of the History Center for over 60 years. They have also contributed to many fundraising events.

The collection of artwork to be shown is owned by the History Center and has been donated by estates, artists and owners of artwork. This is an opportunity for the community to view most of the collection which includes artwork from the 1890s to present. All pieces presented in this show were created in Clallam County by residents at the time.

The opportunity to share this priceless collection comes because the community has supported the Center’s fundraising efforts over the years. Recently, state-of-the-art storage units were installed in the Artifact Storage Facility. Items had to be removed from the original old storage and temporarily stored in Lincoln School.

When volunteers saw the wonders of the collection, it was decided that the public should have the opportunity to see the collection as well. A highlight of this exhibit is the 13 ft. x 3 ft. painting of the Port Angeles Gun Club, done by Thomas Guptill in 1938. The club is still located east of Port Angeles. Then there is a collection of Esther Webster’s large, colourful, expressive pieces. Paintings by Minerva Troy and Gustav Kalling are some of the earliest pieces. Also featured is a collection of watercolors by Joy McCarter done from the 1970s to the 1980s. There are over 300 pieces being shown in this collection representing over 60 artists.

Silk artist Karen Sistek has donated one of her florals for a raffle to benefit the History Center.

History Tales is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please call the History Center’s office at 360-452-2662 or email [email protected] For the month of June, the art show will be open by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

NOLS Recruiting Teen Summer Volunteers

The North Olympic Library System is in search of teens to spend part of their summer break volunteering at the Library – having fun, earning service learning hours, and meeting new people! Each year the libraries in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks, and Clallam Bay actively recruit teen volunteers for the annual Summer Reading Program. Teen volunteers have the opportunity to assist with a wide range of programs and get a glimpse of the inner working of the library. Volunteers involved get a free Summer Reading Program T-shirt and snacks throughout the program. Applications can be found at or any NOLS location.

Teens entering grades 7-12 can apply to be a Special Event Volunteer in Clallam Bay, Forks, Port Angeles, or Sequim. Volunteers will sign people up for the Summer Reading Challenge, assist with Summer Reading Program events, and gain skills as a volunteer. Applications have deadlines specific to location, as follows:

Clallam Bay Branch Library, Saturday, June 1

Forks Branch Library: Saturday, June 1