Community Announcements

  • Thu Feb 6th, 2020 8:45am
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FHS Spring Sports registration starts Feb. 3

Time to register your Forks High School Spartan Athlete for Spring Track, Baseball, Softball, and Boys Soccer! Registration opens in Family ID on Feb. 3. Students need to have a current sports physical on file and purchase an ASB card.

Family First Aid Night

Quileute Head Start will present a Family First Aid Night on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Akalat in La Push from 5:30-8 p.m. The evening will be dedicated to educating families on how to prevent and treat or respond to medical or other emergencies. There will be a helicopter, ambulance, fire truck, and Sheriff’s Department rescue boat on-site to check out. There will be prize raffles and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For more information call 360-374-2631

Winterfest-German Dinner at PPLC

It’s time for Winterfest – German Bratwurst dinner – with Uli’s Famous Sausages brought over from Pike Place Market. Come join Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 250 Blackberry Ave., for dinner on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome!

On the menu will be brats, spaetzle, sauerkraut, sweet kraut salad, salad, apple cakes, and some good root beer.

The meal is by donation and all of the donations go to the Church.

Upcoming Chamber


The Forks Chamber of Commerce meets on Wednesdays at Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill, at noon to 1 p.m., lunch is available for purchase. New members and the community are always welcome.

Feb. 12 – “Best Of” Community Awards noon – 2 p.m.

Feb. 19 – James Roubal, WA Coastsavers, and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Feb. 26 – Shannon Damron, Forks Hospital Foundation

Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza at the Clallam Bay Branch Library photo

This Valentine’s Day, the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites you to delight the special people in your life with a heartfelt and handcrafted card. The Clallam Bay Branch Library’s Annual Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza will take place during open hours beginning Monday, Feb. 10, and continue through Friday, Feb. 14.

Bring your imagination and create a valentine for someone special! You supply the creativity – the library will supply the cards, envelopes, glitter glue, stickers, feathers, glue, and more! All ages welcome. This program is generously supported by Clallam Bay Friends of the Library.

Marathon Bingo Feb. 8

There will be a Marathon Bingo event at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd., on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to benefit the Pearl Harbor Fund. Money raised will benefit restoring visitor access to the Memorial in Hawaii. As always, there will be refreshments for sale.

Toddler and Baby Prom & Dance Parties

Get ready to move and groove at the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) Toddler and Baby Prom & Dance Party! DJ Librarians will spin a special program designed to get toddlers, babies and parents moving. Toddlers and babies ages 0-5 years are invited to wear their favorite dance party finery, costumes, or whatever makes them happy. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with bubbles, disco ball, dancing, and parachute fun. Prom & Dance Parties will be held on Friday, Feb. 14 at 10:30 a.m., at both the Forks Branch Library and Port Angeles Main Library.

This program is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library and the Forks Friends of the Library, and Friends of Sequim Library.

For more information about this and other programs for youth, visit, email [email protected], call the Forks Branch Library at 360-374-6402 or the Port Angeles Main Library at 360-417-8500 x7705. The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 South Forks Avenue, the Port Angeles Main Library is located at 2210 South Peabody Street.

January: A Month of Creativity

It’s time to see how creative everyone was in January! Did you choose a project or activity? It is time to share what you created.

The reveal at the library will be Saturday, Feb. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. The public is invited. Hope you had fun every day!

Music for a Cure Benefit Concert

Vocalist Monica Henry will be singing jazz classics at the annual “Music For A Cure” Leukemia and Lymphoma Society benefit concert hosted by the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd., on Feb. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. Entrance to this “age 21 or older” event is by donation and all proceeds go to the LLS to support cancer research and patient/family assistance!

Hunter Safety Class

Hunter Safety Class will be held March 9 and 11 and 16 and 18 at the West End Sportsmen’s Club. Classes are from 6-9 p.m. The online field test will be on March 14. The class test will be held March 21, 8 a.m. – noon also at the Sportsmen’s Club. The classes are free.

Pruning Blueberries

for Productivity

Master Gardener Jeanette Stehr-Green will discuss pruning blueberry plants for better health, to develop strong wood and produce more, bigger and better berries. She will talk about establishing an annual pruning regimen, describe a cane’s typical growth pattern and how to recognize the cane’s age, list considerations for pruning different varieties and caring for blueberry bushes that have been neglected. As wintertime is the best time to prune blueberries, participants will be able to apply what they learn soon after attending this discussion.

Following the presentation, Jeanette and Master Gardener Audreen Williams will demonstrate pruning techniques at the 5th Street Community Garden, 328 East Fifth Street, Port Angeles. The demonstration takes place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately and be prepared to stand for 30 minutes or more.

Stehr-Green is a berry enthusiast who enjoys teaching others about growing berries. She has been a Clallam County Master Gardener since 2003, was named 2012 Veteran Master Gardener of the Year and has attained Lifetime Achievement status with Clallam County Master Gardeners. Jeanette writes articles for the Sequim Gazette and Peninsula Daily News and participates in a monthly call-in gardening show on KONP 101.7 FM/1450 AM.

Audreen Williams a Clallam County Master Gardener since 2012, leads Master Gardener activities at the 5th Street Community Garden and was named Veteran Master Gardener of the Year in 2020. Both Jeanette and Audreen have many years of experience growing berries of all types.

The “Green Thumbs Garden Tips Education Series” lectures are sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners and occur on the second and fourth Thursday each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth Street, Port Angeles. They are free and open to the public; however, donations are accepted and appreciated. For questions, call 360-565-2679.

Caring Place Dinner/

Auction Feb. 14

The annual Caring Place dinner and auction will be held on Friday, Feb. 14. Please contact your local church or call the Caring Place at 360-374-5010 for more information or to donate an auction item.

Daddy Daughter Dance

A Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 22, at the First Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The evening is open to any parent figure accompanied by a child and will include a photo, cupcake, crafts, refreshments, dancing, and many everlasting memories. The cost is $25 for one adult and one child and $10 for each additional child. Tickets can be purchased at the door – all funds raised will go towards sending local teens to Young Life Camp this summer.