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  • Fri Dec 13th, 2019 8:08am
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Spruce Production

Division book for sale

Port Angeles – During World War One, the U.S. Army was tasked with obtaining and milling Sitka spruce for aircraft production. The Spruce Production Division in Clallam County by Steve Hauff chronicles the operations of the Spruce Division in the far northwest of the continental United States: Clallam County, Washington. Included are sections covering the construction of a 37-mile “impossible” railroad in just six months; mill construction; and private operations that utilized Spruce Division personnel. This volume includes over 100 photos, comprehensive maps, and first-hand narratives to describe the project.

Hauff’s book is available for $15 through the North Olympic History Center/Clallam County Historical Society. For more information, call the Center’s office at 360-452-2662, or send a message to [email protected]

FOFL December Book Sale

The Friends of the Forks Library is offering a December Special, three books for $1 on all books with Christmas in the title. This includes fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. Stop by the Forks Library lobby and get some books!

School Music Concerts

Student musicians will entertain the community in three upcoming concerts. On Thursday, Dec. 12, 5th and 6th graders and strings will perform at the HS Commons. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Jr. and Sr. High bands and Jazz Band will take the stage at the HS Commons and on Thursday, Dec. 19, Kindergarten through 3rd-grade students will entertain at the Elementary Gym. All the concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

Forks Christmas

Wish Event

Forks Christmas Wish Cash, Food and Toy Drive will be set up again this weekend Saturday, Dec. 14. Log truckers, the Forks Ambulance crew, and others will be set up from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Forks Outfitters, downtown, and at the Shell asking for donations to help those in need this holiday season.

7th Annual Veterans Holiday Dinner

Veterans and their spouses are invited to a free traditional holiday dinner, served buffet style, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Smuggler’s Landing, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles. Call 360-452-9292 to make a reservation; times will be 3 p.m., 4 p.m., and 5 p.m. Each guest will also receive a gift of holiday goodies.

Craft and Chat at the Forks Library

¿Te gusta bordar, tejer, o coser? Trae tu propio proyecto o haz uno de los nuestros y quédate para charlar. Este evento es bilingüe.

Do you like to embroider, crochet, or sew? Bring your own project or try one of ours and drop-in for crafting and chatting. This event is bilingual.

Sábados 7, 14, y 21 de diciembre/Saturdays, December 14, and 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Forks Branch Library.

Monday Musicale

Monday Musicale will have its monthly meeting at noon Monday, Dec. 16 at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th. Following the meeting, there is a free concert with guests Marlene Moore, cello and Kristin Quigley Byre on piano. The pair will play a variety of selections including some Christmas music.

The attendees are encouraged to wear something festive for the event. The public is invited to attend this free concert. For more information, call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.

Bogachiel Garden Club December Meeting

The BGC will meet Wednesday, Dec. 18, beginning at 1:15 p.m. at the Community Center on Maple Ave. The program for this month will be Christmas Design led by Laura Lafrenz as those present will create centerpieces for the Senior Luncheon and the Forks Long Term Care Facility. New members and the public are always welcome.

WEHS Meeting

The December West End Historical Society meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 17 at noon at the Congregational Church on Spartan Ave. Lunch is available for purchase for $7. Come share a favorite Christmas item or story. New members and the public are welcome.

Virtual Reality at the Forks Branch Library

Journey anywhere and try virtual reality (VR) with the North Olympic Library System! Adults and teens 13 and older can experience immersive and interactive 360° video using Oculus Rift and Go headsets. Examples of virtual reality sessions include movie shorts, First Contact, Guided Meditation, Jurassic World, The Body, America’s National Parks, Everest, Chernobyl, and many more! Virtual reality drop-in sessions will be held at the Forks Branch Library on Friday, Dec. 27 from 1 – 3 p.m.

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 to 17 must have a parent signed a release waiver. Waiver forms are available to pick up in advance at the library, or at

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.

For more information about this and other events happening at your Library, visit or email [email protected] The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Ave. South.


Senior Project

Sheena Cleveland is doing a Reverse Advent Calendar for her Senior Project.

Boxes are placed at local businesses and they contain a list of 24 items.

Her goal is to get enough donations of the 24 items to donate to 24 families. Families can be nominated by messaging or emailing her or her mentor, Lucritia Stansbury. On Christmas Eve donations will be left with the nominated families.

For questions or to nominate email: [email protected] or [email protected] or call 360-640-3557.

1. Toilet paper, 2. Canned Tuna, 3. Peanut Butter, 4. Cereal, 5. Paper Towels, 6. Baked Beans, 7. Canned Soup, 8. Stuffing Box, 9. Gloves, 10. Canned mixed vegetables, 11. Dessert Mix, 12. Mac and Cheese, 13. Rice and Beans, 14. Crackers, 15. Canned Fruit, 16. Oatmeal packs, 17. Tooth Paste/Brushes, 18. Spaghetti Sauce, 19. Noodles, 20. Chicken Noodle Soup, 21. Potatoes Box/Bag, 22. Shampoo/Conditioners, 23. Canola/Veg./Olive Oil, 24. Pancake Mix.