City Hall Holiday Hours
Forks City Hall will close at noon on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, and be closed all day on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
The Rainforest Council for the Arts says:
Get ready to start your Fun A Day/ A Month of Creativity projects for January. This is where you set aside time each day in January to work on your art, craft, hobby or any activity that appeals to you. In February, there will be a “show” at the library where participants and the public gather to share our creations. People take photos, paint, draw, knit, weave, crochet and write—just to name a few possibilities. Details to follow next week.
December Men’s Nondenominational Fellowship Breakfast at Forks Congregational Church, 280 South Spartan Ave., is Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 a.m.
This month’s topic is continuing our discussion on Advent Season Preparing ourselves for our Saviors Birthday.
Pastor Warren Johnson with assistance from others will be providing the breakfast of sausage gravy and biscuits along with scrambled eggs, coffee/ juice. Breakfast is by donation. The Reading and Prayer for Breakfast starts at 8 o’clock sharp.
We have a great core group of men from different denominations that have caused our group to grow and our discussions about the scriptures to flourish. Check us out for a great breakfast and a time in the word of the Lord.
Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to come and have a morning of fellowship, renewal and prayer with men of the Christian faith.
For more information call Pastor Warren Johnson at 360-640-8239.
Candle Light Service Congregational Church
A Special Candle Light Service will be held at the Congregational Church on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. The Service is entitled Christmas Spirit for the Soul. Special music will be provided by Monica Henry and Juanita Weissenfels. Please come and join us for this very moving and celebratory service.
The Forks Assembly of God Church, 81 Huckleberry Lane, will offer a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Christmas Eve Service
The First Baptist Church, 651 S. Forks Ave., will hold a Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Christmas Day Cheer
Joni Evans will be sharing Christmas Cheer on Wednesday, Dec. 25 in the form of free coffee, hot cocoa, soup and more at the Forks Forum parking lot, 490 S. Forks Ave., across from Peninsula College.
Everyone is welcome to stop by, look for her motorhome.
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.
Sábado y 21 de diciembre/Saturday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Forks Library.
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.
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.
coming in January
This January Missoula Children’s Theater will be celebrating 30 Performances in Forks! This year’s production will be “Jack and the Beanstalk.”
Auditions will take place on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-NO SCHOOL! in the Forks High School Commons. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. for a PROMPT start time at noon.
Performances will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25. Questions? Email Jody Cook ([email protected])
Friends of Forks Animals will have a table at Forks Outfitters this Saturday the 21st from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. They will be selling tickets for a fantastic basket full of dog and cat goodies. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. that day. Please stop by and support their efforts.
Friends of Forks Animals have now been helping Forks and the surrounding areas for 30 years. They are asking the community to help support those efforts. Cash donations will gladly be accepted along with Forks Outfitters receipts.
Native Plant Sale
Clallam Conservation District is now accepting pre-orders for its annual Native Plant Sale. The bare-root tree and shrub seedlings are sold in bundles of ten and 25 and range in price from $16 to $25 per bundle.
Conifer trees for sale include Douglas fir, grand fir, shore pine, Sitka spruce, western hemlock, and western red cedar. Deciduous trees include big leaf maple, Pacific crabapple, red alder, Rocky Mountain maple, and vine maple. Deciduous shrubs include blue elderberry, Indian plum, mock orange, Nootka rose, oceanspray, low Oregon grape, Pacific ninebark, red elderberry, red flowering currant, red osier dogwood, serviceberry, snowberry, thimbleberry, and twinberry. Native pollinator seed packets are also available.
The Conservation District conducts the annual plant sale to provide affordable native plants for wildlife habitat enhancement and environmentally friendly landscaping.
Plants will be available for pick-up on Feb. 29, 2020, at Lazy J Tree Farm in Port Angeles. Online ordering is available on the Conservation District’s website at www.clallamcd.org/native-plants or order forms can be printed off and mailed in. Contact the Conservation District by email at [email protected], 360-775-3747 ext. 5, or visit their office located at 228 W. First St., Suite H in Port Angeles from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, with questions.
Cookies and Carols Christmas Concert
The Forks Community Orchestra will offer a sing-along Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 1-2 p.m., at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 251 Blackberry Ave. In addition to cookies, there will be hot chocolate and cider.
Donations will be accepted to support the Lutheran and Episcopal churches.