Community Announcements

  • Thu Mar 5th, 2020 3:32pm
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SIORF monthly meeting

Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest is having its monthly business meeting on Thursday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave. The public and prospective new members are welcome to visit these meetings and learn more about SIORF.

Theologian and scholar Daniel Gullotta to discuss the Jacksonian age at March 6 Studium West Lecture

Even though Andrew Jackson was president for just eight years, his influence on American politics was pervasive before and after his time in office. The years from 1824 to 1840 have been called the “Age of Jacksonian Democracy”, but how democratic was this period? Peninsula College Forks welcomes Daniel Gullotta, host of The Age of Jackson Podcast, back to the PC Forks campus at 7 p.m. on March 6 to answer some of these questions. His lecture, “Andrew Jackson, Native Americans, and the Indian Removal Act” will be followed by a discussion. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Gullotta is a historian with a deep interest in religion, a doctoral student in religious studies at Stanford, specializing in Early Modern North American Christianity. He is a graduate of Yale University’s Divinity School, in the Master of Arts in Religion program, with a concentration in the history of Christianity. He also holds a master of theological studies from the Australian Catholic University and a bachelor’s degree in theology with honors from the University of Newcastle.

His podcast, The Age of Jackson, features a weekly interview with researchers and published historians, looking at various aspects of American life in the Jacksonian period. The podcast was launched in January of 2018 and is designed for laypeople, students, teachers and scholars of the Early American Republic. It can be found via iTunes, Serial, Google, or at its website

Studium West is a free community lecture series sponsored by Peninsula College Forks, located at 481 S. Forks Avenue. This event is made possible with additional support from the Peninsula College Foundation, the UW at ONRC, and the Fleck family.

For more information contact [email protected] or call 360-374-3223.

March Madness Volleyball Tournaments

Form a team or just come watch the fun, at two fundraising events on Saturday, March 7, both commencing at 9 a.m. A co-ed Volleyball Tournament will be held at the Akalat Center in La Push. At the same time at the Forks Aux Gym will host a 14U volleyball tournament, entry fees for teams for both events is $120 per team and each tournament is limited to 10 teams. Both tournaments will offer winners shirts and Allstar prizes. Proceeds from both events will benefit the Travel Volleyball Girls. Concessions will be available at both tournaments. For more information contact Lucritia Stansbury at 360-640-3557.

Movie Night Fundraiser

A Movie Night Fundraiser will be held on Friday, March 13. Come watch Edward Scissorhands at the High School Commons. Tickets are $5 and include popcorn and water. There will be a Bake Sale, Raffle Basket and a 50/50 Split the Pot at the event. Funds raised will help send an education group to New York for a tour of Broadway!

American Legion Post 106 Taco Feed Fundraiser

The American Legion, 651 E. Division, will offer a Taco Feed on Saturday, March 14 from 5-7 p.m. Suggested donation is $6. Enjoy Tacos with all the fixings, and coffee, water and/or soda. Come enjoy some good food and good friends!

Family Night

Forks First Baptist Church, 651 S. Forks Ave., is having a Family Game and Finger Food Night on Saturday, March 7, from 3-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Games included will be the new sensation, Wingspan, the Farmer’s Game and many others. Everyone is invited!


Tax-Aide volunteers will be at Forks City Hall, in the Council Chambers, 500 East Division St., every-other-Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the following dates: March 14, 28 and April 11

No appointment is required. First-come, first-served.

For more information about AARP Tax-Aide, including which documents to bring with you, visit the AARP website here or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

7th Annual River & Ocean Film Festival

Mark your calendar for the annual River and Ocean Film Festival set for Saturday, March 28, at the Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave. This event is free and family-friendly. Doors open at 6 p.m. and films will run from 7 – 9 p.m. Come enjoy film submissions that celebrate our area waterways and communities in between.

World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer is Friday, March 6 at 12:05 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, on Blackberry Avenue in Forks. Come share a prayer service written by women of Zimbabwe, followed by tastes of local fare from southern Africa. Sponsored by local church women and The Good Book Foundation.

Mt. Olympus Lodge


Mt. Olympus Lodge #298 is holding a beef raffle. The tickets are $5 each and the winner will be drawn on June 6, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the Lodge on Division St. Proceeds will benefit the Masonic Fund. You do not need to be present to win.

The winner will get:

4 T-Bone Steaks

4 Chuck Eye Steaks

4 Porterhouse Steaks

4 New York Steaks

4 Top Round Steaks

2 Sirloin Steaks

4 Top Sirloin Steaks

2 Cross-Rib Roast

30 lbs. Lean Ground Beef-(Patties or bulk)

Geology Rocks! with Garret Romaine

Author Garret Romaine returns to the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) to discuss rocks, gems, and the geology of Clallam County and the North Olympic Peninsula. Geology Rocks! will be presented at the Forks Branch Library on Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m., and again at the Port Angeles Main Library on Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m.

FOAM Meeting

Those interested in the upcoming season of the Forks Open Aire Market are invited to attend a meeting on Friday, March 20, at 3 p.m. at the Forks Library. Wanted: crafters, gardeners, etc. of all ages are welcome to attend. For questions of more information contact James Shawver at 360-374-5724.

Growing in

Greenhouses for

Sustenance and

the Soul

Leilani Wood, an authority on greenhouses who co-manages 30,000 square feet of greenhouse space for Sunny Farms Country Store and Nursery, will share her knowledge and expertise from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, in the Commissioners’ Room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Wood will discuss which plants grow well and which to avoid, conditions necessary for optimal growth (temperature, light, air, soil and water) and how best to control these factors in a greenhouse. Her enthusiasm for and mastery of greenhouses and growing in greenhouses earned her a spot as a featured speaker for the Northwest Garden & Flower Show in Seattle. Also, she speaks regularly to local garden clubs on her three specialties: topiaries, beneficial insect controls in greenhouses, and simply greenhouses.

Wood started college in Alaska and explored a variety of career paths before attending Washington State University where she received a degree in ornamental horticulture. Wood moved back to the Olympic Peninsula in 1991 and sold plants out of the back of her truck until she opened Rainshadow Greenhouse which she operated for 10 years. Wood has worked in her current position with Sunny Farms eight years.

This presentation is part of the “Green Thumbs Garden Tips Education Series” sponsored by WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners on the second and fourth Thursday each month from noon to 1 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.