Community Announcements

  • Thu Nov 7th, 2019 12:00pm
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Community Announcements

Free Senior Luncheon

The Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave., will hold the monthly Senior Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Doors open at noon and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Turkey and noodles will be on the menu.



SIORF is selling wreaths and garland again this year.

Wreaths are available from your favorite Soroptimist lady for $25 with a big bow or $20 without and will be on sale through Dec. 1.

The money raised goes to support the many programs SIORF provides in our community throughout the year.

Ready for pickup at Second Chances (140 Spartan Avenue) on November 22-December 4 for Thanksgiving delivery and various other dates until Dec. 4.

Wreaths are 28”

Cedar Garland 15’-$20, 25’-$25, 50’-$50, and 75’-$75


Studium West at Peninsula College Forks is proud to present “Origins of Rock ’N Roll: The 50s” by Sally Milici on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. This combination lecture and performance will feature an exploration of the roots of Rock, from Gospel to Country to Rhythm and Blues. Milici will discuss some of the leading artists as rock evolved in the 50s, including Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and the Comets, Carl Perkins, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams, Ritchie Valens, Everly Brothers, and Elvis.

The program will weave biographical and historical details with live music samples performed by Milici and the talented musicians of Boothill Express: retired Deputy Sheriff Dave Lenahan on bass; Tim Hulbert on drums; and Ken Lambert, with vocals and lead guitar.

Sally has been an adjunct instructor at Peninsula College since 2002, teaching a variety of courses in the Humanities. She retired from Forks High School in 2006, where she taught Art and Film. Milici is a well-known performer in the community, playing guitar and singing in the West End bands, Therapy Session and Boothill Express.

Studium West is a free lecture series sponsored by Peninsula College Forks. The college is located at 481 S. Forks Ave.

For more information, contact Deborah Scannell at [email protected]


The Studium West Lecture Series at Peninsula College Forks is proud to present “Generations of Makah Weavers – Art of Basketry,” by Melissa Peterson Nov. 22 at 7 p.m., at the Forks campus.

This free lecture and presentation will focus on the history, culture, artistry and importance of weaving. Peterson will discuss how these skills are passed down through generations, as well as the importance of teaching these skills. After her presentation, she will offer a hands-on weaving activity to demonstrate the art of Makah basketry.

Peterson is a member of the Makah tribe of Neah Bay and a master weaver. She began weaving as a child and has continued the tradition throughout her life. Over the years, she has mastered many styles of traditional Makah basket weaving, including some older styles that are rarely practiced today.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, email Lesley Hoare at [email protected] or call (360)374-3223.

Beat the Winter Blues with Houseplants

Jeanette Stehr-Green will discuss selecting and caring for houseplants that enrich indoor environments, beautify surroundings, cleanse the air, decrease stress and more. Her talk on Thursday, Nov. 14 at noon in the County Commissioners Meeting Room of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles is the single Green Thumb Gardening Tips Education Series lecture in November.

Stehr-Green will describe environmental conditions for optimal growth, suggest ways to increase light and humidity and review methods for determining when to water and how to recognize signs that houseplants need repotting. She will identify plants that are easiest to grow, provide information on selecting fertilizer for flowering plants as compared to foliage varieties and supply links to references on needs and problems of specific houseplants.

Enthusiast Stehr-Green has been growing indoor plants since her youth. She writes articles for the Sequim Gazette and Peninsula Daily News and participates in a monthly call-in gardening show on KNOP 101.7 FM/1450 AM. A Master Gardener since 2003, Jeanette was named 2012 Clallam County Veteran Master Gardener of the Year.

The Green Thumb Garden Tips Education Series is sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Extension. One presentation is offered in November, December and January. Otherwise, they are held the second and fourth Thursday each month. The series provides education on planting and maintaining sustainable gardens and landscapes locally and are free and open to the public. Donations to help offset costs are accepted and appreciated. For questions, call 360-565-2679.

Humanities Washington Speaker to Present “Storm Warning”

Humanities Washington Speaker, local broadcaster, and historian Feliks Banel will present Storm Warning at three North Olympic Library (NOLS) locations. Banel will discuss our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, he will take audiences back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history. Storm Warning will be presented at the Forks Branch Library on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.

Additionally, Banel will explore how these storms can revive our shared humanity. Frightening weather can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate, and protect each other. Attendees will be encouraged to share their own memories of how they survived being snowed in, washed out, or left without power in the wake of a big storm and why we remember those moments for the rest of our lives.