Veteran Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt will present “Permaculture Garden Principles” at noon, Thursday, Aug. 8, in the county commissioners meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth Street, Port Angeles. The presentation is part of the Green Thumb Brown Garden Tips educational series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Photo by Amanda Rosenberg

Veteran Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt will present “Permaculture Garden Principles” at noon, Thursday, Aug. 8, in the county commissioners meeting room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth Street, Port Angeles. The presentation is part of the Green Thumb Brown Garden Tips educational series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Photo by Amanda Rosenberg

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Football Sign-ups

Sign-ups for WEYL football for grades 1-6 will be Thursday, Aug. 1 and Thursday, Aug. 8 at Pacific Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $85

Burgers/Skaters

Come watch them skate and have a burger, on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4- 7 p.m. at Tillicum Park. Everyone welcome.

CPR – First Aid Classes

The Clallam County Fire Department/Forks will be offering AHA Heartsaver CPR and First Aid classes to the public. The classes will be held on the last Sunday of the month at the Forks Fire Hall and will cost $30 a person.

For more information on registration, or for alternate arrangements for group or BLS courses, please contact Avery Ironhill at 360-640-9100 or [email protected]

Take Back the Night

Quileute Tribe New Beginnings will present “Take Back the Night” on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Akalat in LaPush. Take Back the Night serves to promote wellness, increase safety in the community and promote respectful relationships through awareness. This Resource Fair will offer crafting activities, luminary display honoring victims and survivors of domestic violence, silent witnesses, photo booth, snacks, raffle, and door prizes and music. For more information contact New Beginnings at 360-374-3349 or 360-374-5110 or by email [email protected]

Family Fun Day Carnival

Sunshine and Rainbows/Concerned Citizens will hold their annual Family Fun Day Carnival on Friday Aug. 2 from noon – 2:30 p.m. at 947 S. Forks Ave., across the highway from Forks Outfitters. The event is open to the public and admission is free, with games for all ages. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Free Train rides provided by West End Business and Professional Association.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Forks Elks Lodge Soccer Shoot

Forks Elks Lodge #2524 will hold its annual soccer shoot for all kids ages 4-15 on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the soccer fields behind the bowling alley, E. E St., from 5-8 p.m. All children are invited to drop in and give it a try, and they do not have to be in soccer league to participate in the contest.

For more information or questions contact Chuck Jennings at 360-374-9053 or the Forks Elks Lodge at 360-374-2524.

Run For Justus

Running For Justus 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m., starting at the high school circle parking lot. All of the proceeds will be going to help Shannon and Scott Justus as they have been spending so much of their time in Harborview due to Scott’s recent near-fatal accident.

SmileMobile

July 29 – Aug. 14

The SmileMobile dental clinic is coming to Forks July 29 – Aug. 14.

The mobile unit will be parked at Catherine of Sienna Village building B, 351 Founders Way. The clinic is open to babies, children, and pregnant/postpartum women. Services may include exam, x-rays, cleaning, sealant, fillings, and simple extractions.

The SmileMobile is operated by Arcora Foundation in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital and accepts WA Medicaid (Apple Health, Provider One) and uninsured.

Quileute Surfing and Traditions

Youth Surf Camp for ages 10-18 will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at First Beach in La Push. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Bring a towel and wear a swimsuit, parents are welcome. Parking available at the Tribal School near First Beach.

Liability waiver and release form must be completed by parent/guardian at sign-in on the day of the event.

Fall Sports

Registration

FHS and FJHS Athletes may begin registration for Fall Sports in the online Family ID system. All incoming 7th-grade student-athletes will need an initial sport physical to begin participation at this level.

A mandatory Parent Meeting will take place Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. in the FHS Commons. Please contact Kyle Weakley or Traci Hurn at District Office if you have any questions.

Senior Legal

Advice Clinic

Free legal consultation is available to eligible seniors aged 60 and over, for civil issues such as Powers of Attorney, Simple Wills, Estate Planning, Medicaid, etc.

The next clinic is on Aug. 12 by appointment only. Call Susie at 360-374-9496 to schedule an appointment.

Plein Air Painting

Workshop

Messy Palette Art League of Clallam Bay/ Sekiu is hosting a Plein Air Workshop taught by award-winning, Poulsbo artist, Robin Weiss.

Come and have a fun time painting in the open air, painting from life. Dates are Tuesday, Aug. 13, and Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Sekiu Community Center, in Sekiu, Washington.

The class will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $150. You will need to bring your own supplies, i.e. paints, brushes, and easel, etc.

All participants must pre-register as class size is limited, payment is due at registration. For more information or to register, call Flora at 360-640-0359.

Robin is an accomplished painter and has won many awards, his work can be viewed on Pinterest or his website, www.robinweissfineart.com This is a fun class, not to be missed.

Permaculture

Veteran Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt will present information on permaculture, a method for creating a naturally sustainable gardening environment, on Thursday, August 8, at noon in the county commissioners meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles.

This presentation is part of the “Green Thumb” education series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.

According to Nesbitt, permaculture garden design is aimed at creating a culture that has built-in mechanisms to constantly revitalize the earth. It promotes healthy plants and minimizes labor for garden maintenance.

She will explain the history of permaculture and its founders and the principles and philosophy of permaculture.

She will discuss the degree of applicability to small gardens as well as commercial agriculture.

She will also review research relative to scientific support of the principles.

Nesbitt, who earned a PhD in genetics from the University of Washington, retired from teaching biology at the University of California San Diego. She directed the Clallam County Master Gardener program from 2009 to 2012. She is a frequent speaker on sustainable growing and instructor for the Master Gardener intern training.

The Master Gardener Green Thumb Garden Tips education series continues on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Presentations occur from noon to 1 p.m. For questions, call 360-565-2679.