Community Announcements

  • Thu Jun 20th, 2019 10:35am
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Young Life Rummage Sale

Young Life will hold a Rummage Sale Friday and Saturday, June 21-22 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Family First Center (across from Thriftway) in Forks. All funds will help send local teens to summer camp.

City Water Customers asked to conserve water

City residents are asked to implement voluntary water conservation measures to help ensure that we all have water in the months to come.

Please help by undertaking the following water conservation measures:

1. Avoid watering your lawn as much as possible. Straw is the new green for the Summer of 2019. Lawn watering can use as much as of 1,000 gallons of water a day.

2. If you need to water your lawn, or if you have a garden you are concerned about, water late in the evening or early in the morning when evaporation is least likely to occur.

If you are watering, do not do it:

In the middle of the day; When it’s windy; or, with broken/stuck sprinklers.

3. Limit how often you wash your vehicles.

4. Be water conscious in your daily tasks about the house. Don’t let the faucet run in between tasks if you can avoid doing so.

If you need additional ideas on how to conserve water, stop by Forks City Hall, 500 E. Division St., for handouts on water conservation techniques.

4th of July Fun Run


The 4th of July Fun Run will take place Saturday, July 6, with registration at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for race only and $20 for race and t-shirt.

Registration and start of the race will take place at the gravel parking lot across from Pay N Save. The race will begin at 9 a.m. The course will go down 101- Past Airport-Down Russell Rd. (5K turn around) Down Bogachiel Way to Old Garbage Dump Road and return back (10K).

The Fun Run is open to all ages. Kids 12 and under run free. (Call for pricing on children’s size shirts.)

The cutoff date to pre-order a shirt is June 23. All proceeds raised will go to the Spartan Basketball Booster Club.

For more information call 360-780-0310.

Call for entries 4th of July Art, Photo and Craft Show

Entries for the 4th of July Art, Photo and Craft Show will be accepted July 3rd from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Rainforest Art Center. Entry forms are available at the Library, Home Slice Take and Bake, Jitterbugs and The Co-op at Clallam Bay. This year the Gamers and Elks are offering three monetary awards for Jr. Photography.

All entries except the Jr. Art and Jr. Photo must be framed and wired for hanging. There is no entry fee for Jr Art and Jr Photo. Please pick up an entry form. For more information or call Jeanette at 360-374-5137.

Junior Photo Contest

GamerZ, with their sponsor, Forks Elks Lodge #2524, is promoting the Junior Photo Contest at the 4th of July Festivities. Always interested in furthering our youths creative and technical abilities, GamerZ is offering prizes for entries in the Junior Division. Our goal is to increase interest in the event and to open the door to possible careers. Thank you, staff, at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) in Seattle for providing insight and ideas for this contest.

$25 – first prize – photo with no enhancement

$25 – first prize – photo with enhancement (lighting, etc.)

$50 – grand prize for entry (unenhanced photo, enhanced photo, or photoshop artwork created) that best portrays this year’s theme of the 4th of July – “Raise the Flag!”

There is no entry fee for the Junior (18 and under) category. All entries to be received on July 3 at the Rainforest Arts Center (RAC). Judging to take place the morning of the 4th.

Did school close for the summer and you no longer have access to Photoshop? Join us at GamerZ and use ours! Ages 13 and up gladly welcomed. Hours of operation are Thurs/Fri – 3 – 9 p.m. and Sat/Sun Noon-9 p.m.

Forks Chamber offers two $1,000 Scholarships

The Forks Chamber of Commerce currently has designated funding for two $1,000 scholarships. One of these has been named in honor of the Chamber’s long-standing advocate, Judge Erik Rohrer.

Who may apply:

Any current senior or graduate of Forks High School, Forks Alternative School or the Quileute Tribal High School may apply. All Applicants must meet the following requirements:

• Minimum GPA 2.5

• Admitted to, pending admission to, or actively enrolled at an undergraduate College, University, and /or accredited educational institution.

Applications are due by June 28.

FHS class of 1999

20 year reunion

The FHS class of 1999 will hold a twenty-year class reunion on Saturday, July 6, starting at 6 p.m.

Call or text Kim (McQuoid) Hull for further details 360-640-1359.

FHS Class of 1989 Reunion

FHS class of 1989 will hold a reunion on Saturday, July 6, from 6 p.m. – midnight at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd. For more information or questions call 360-640-1099.

FHS Class of 1979 Reunion

Please join us for the Forks High School Class of 1979 Reunion on Saturday, July 6, at the Roundhouse on La Push Road.

Social hour will start at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The RSVP deadline is June 22.

To RSVP, questions or to send payment contact Tracy Crossgrove at 1804 Sandalwood Ct., Mt. Vernon, WA 98273, or phone 360-416-6759. The cost is $30 per person to attend.

Free Workshop:

Composting in the Home & Community Garden

Join us at the Forks Community Garden on Saturday, June 22 at noon where Clallam County Waste Reduction Coordinator, Megan Davis will provide information to help home gardeners integrate composting into any size garden or space as well as discuss how to maintain and benefit from composting at the community garden.

She will provide an introduction to composting and its many benefits. She will also share space-saving techniques such as grow heaps, trench composting, and worm bins, for recycling yard and food waste right back into gardening areas, capturing valuable organic matter and nutrients that plants need for good growing.

Attendees may bring a lunch. The presentations are free and open to the public. For questions, call 360-417-2000 ext 2026.

Forks Community Garden is located off Founders Way, behind the Bogachiel Clinic.

Emergency Communications Field Day Event

Clallam County Amateur Radio Club (CCARC) and Clallam County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CCARES) will offer an Emergency Communications Field Day Event on Saturday, June 22, at the Clallam County Fairgrounds Lincoln Park, west entrance on South L Street, Port Angeles, from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Anyone wanting to will have a chance to talk on the radio to other local, national and foreign amateur radio operators, see operational displays of different types of emergency radio gear and participate in events emphasizing family and personal preparedness.

For more information contact: Rick DeWitt at [email protected] or Janet Parris at [email protected]

WA State Senior Farmers Market Vouchers

Applications for $40 vouchers are available at Information & Assistance, 481 5th Avenue. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides fresh fruits and vegetables to lower income seniors with the goal of improving their health and nutritional status. The vouchers can be used at eligible Washington State Farmers Markets and Farm Stands. To be eligible, you must be 60 years old or older (55+ if you are Native American/Alaska Native) and your monthly household income must be below $1,926 for one person or $2,607 for two persons. Call Susie for more information. 360-374-9496 ext.2.

Art as Artifact Exhibit

There are only two weeks left to view the North Olympic History Center’s “Art as Artifact” exhibit 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.

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

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. Esther Webster, Minerva Troy, Gustav Kalling and Joy McCarter are just a few of the featured artists. There are over 300 pieces being shown in this collection representing over 60 artists.

Two local artists, silk artist Karen Sistek and jewelry designer Paulette’s by Design, have donated pieces for a raffle to benefit the History Center.

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. Call or email the History Center at 360-452-2662 or [email protected] to schedule a tour. The exhibit concludes on June 27.

Yoga Storytime in Space

3…2…1…blast-off! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is offering two special Yoga Storytime in Space programs in June. Get ready to move at the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Thursday, June 20 at 1 p.m., and the Forks Branch Library on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. During this action-filled yoga storytime, children and caregivers will explore outer space with imagination and movement. Prepare to visit a galaxy far, far away during this highly interactive storytime.

Yoga Storytime is a full body experience that builds early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! This interactive storytime will feature stories, songs, yoga poses, and breathing exercises for children and their caregivers. No yoga experience necessary!