Quileute Head Start accepting applications
Quileute Head Start is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Stop by the office at 8 By-Yak Loop in La Push or call 360-374-2631 for more information. The program includes classes four days a week for three to five-year-old children with focus on literacy, writing, math, science, safety and social studies plus Quileute language and culture.
Transportation to and from school is provided as well as breakfast, lunch and snack.
The Forks American Legion Post is holding a raffle fundraiser of a Henry Side Gate Lever Action Rifle; .45-70 caliber. Tickets are $10 each and available from any Post 106 member. The drawing will be held on Dec. 20, 2020.
Evening Talks at UW / ONRC, 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 canceled
The first 2020 Wild Steelhead Review evening event featuring eDNA research has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Evening Talks at ONRC are funded through the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund, an endowment that honors the contributions of Fred Rosmond and his family to forestry, natural resources, and the Forks community. Refreshments will be served and a potluck of your favorite dessert is encouraged. For more information contact: Frank Hanson at 374-4556 or [email protected]
American Legion Post 106 Taco Feed Fundraiser – canceled
The American Legion, 651 E. Division, Taco Feed scheduled for Saturday, March 14 from 5-7 p.m. has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
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!
Monday Musicale will meet at noon Monday, March the 16 for their monthly meeting. Following the meeting a free concert will be presented by Stevens Middle School Jazz Band. The Jazz Band is always a favorite for our members. The meeting will be at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s Fellowship Hall at 209 W. 11th. The public is welcome to attend the free performance.
A reminder to parents and students that applications for the Monday Musicale Scholarship auditions are due by March 27, 2020. Don’t miss this chance for a great scholarship to continue your music education.
For more information call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.
Small Business Help
A small business requirements and resources workshop will be held Thursday, March 19, in Sequim at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 1441 E. Washington St. Topics will include regulation updates, tips for success and feature representatives from DOR, Employment Security, Labor and Industries and more. Seating is limited, register at SBRRSequim.eventbrite.com This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Forks Junior High (FJHS) Staff will be hosting arena-style spring parent-teacher conferences on March 19, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the FIS/FJHS gym. The purpose of this conference will be to provide parents and students with the opportunity to meet briefly with their students’ teachers to discuss their grades and performance. There will also be informational booths set up for special programs and support offered, as well as a place to purchase your student’s yearbook. The staff at FJHS is looking forward to seeing you and your child!
The Forks Elks Lodge, Merchant Rd. will host a Blood Drive on Friday, March, 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. To make an appointment or for questions about eligibility call 1-800-398-7888.
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.
2020 Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction
The 56th annual QVSA will take place Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 22, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. This two-day event is a fundraiser for scholarships for Forks High School students featuring a live auction of hundreds of items.
Items like cookies, pies, hand-made items from OCC, firewood, hunting trips, gift baskets, gift certificates, and many more items. This is one of Forks’ most loved events! Senior parents will offer concessions during the 2-day event. Funds raised from concession sales will benefit the Senior Safe Night activity on graduation night.
For donations contact Olivia at 360-640-4900 or Madelyn at 360-640-8860 to make arrangements.
The Forks Assembly of God Royal Rangers are holding a Pinewood Derby at the Church on Huckleberry Lane, Sunday, March 22. The entry fee is $5, everyone is welcome, there will be hamburgers, nachos and hot dogs for sale. The Assembly of God Shed will be open on Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to work on Derby Cars.
Registration starts at 10 a.m. Racing starts at 1 p.m. Official Pinewood Derby rules will be used.
The community is invited to talk about local policy issues with the Ag and Rural Caucus, the Small Business Caucus, and the Rural Committee of Washington’s Democratic Party. The three groups are starting a state-wide listening tour with meetings in Clallam County.
The groups want to hear local issues and solutions. The groups want to hear from natural resources, small businesses, education, public health, and health care, local government and other citizens concerned about the future of their community. All are welcome, regardless of political affiliation. Meeting details:
Neah Bay, March 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Warm House Restaurant;
Forks, March 27, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill.
For more information contact Don Schwerin at [email protected], 509 522-0643.
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.
Going Away Potluck
There will be a Thank You – Going Away Potluck for Tom and Laura LaFrenz on Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m. at the Community Center, 91 Maple Ave. During their time in Forks Tom has been the Pastor at the Forks Church of the Nazarene and also employed at the Quillayute Valley School District. Laura has been active in many community activities such as the Bogachiel Garden Club and the weekly Feeding 5000 Free lunches.
Come wish them farewell as they move to be closer to family. They have requested no gifts, cards are welcome.
Start a fun new hobby or be a real asset when disaster strikes by becoming an amateur radio operator. Participants will learn FCC rules, and regulations, basic electronics, how-to and radio frequency safety. Although there is no cost for the class a General License manual is required, the cost is $29.95 and available on Amazon. The exam session cost is $15.
Classes will be held Saturdays, April 18, 25, and May 2 with the exam on May 2. For more information or to register contact Chuck Jones at [email protected]
Yoga Storytime at NOLS
The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host Yoga Storytimes at the Forks, Port Angeles, and Sequim Libraries.
Yoga Storytime is a full-body experience that builds early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! Yoga Storytime will be held at the Forks Branch Library on Friday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m. These interactive storytimes will feature stories, songs, yoga poses, and breathing exercises for children and their caregivers. No yoga experience necessary!
Activities such as talking, read ing, playing, and singing all play an important role in early childhood development, which are why they are included in storytimes at NOLS. These activities support skill development and encourage children to interact with their caregivers and peers in a fun, literacy-rich environment.