PTO Bake Sale
The Forks Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is having a bake sale! It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Forks Outfitters. Please come support our children and have some fabulous treats!
Garden Club Tea
The Bogachiel Garden Club’s Annual High Tea will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 1-3 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 511 Fifth Ave., Forks.
“Tea Under the Sea” is the theme this year. John Anderson, curator of John’s Beachcombing Museum, will be the guest speaker. The cost is a $9 donation.
Tickets for several raffle baskets will also be offered as a fundraiser during the tea. Come enjoy finger sandwiches, delicious cookies, tea and tales from the sea!
Join the Investigators Club at the Forks Branch Library! This weekly after-school club geared towards students in grades 2-6 will meet on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. The Investigators Club is an after-school STEM program where participates will explore a different topic each week in science and technology. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hands at coding, engineering challenges, science experiments, robotics, and other fun projects.
STEM at the library offers opportunities for children to creatively explore science, technology, engineering and math through interactive activities.
The Investigators Club will run from Feb. 7 through March 28. All sessions are free to attend. This program is generously supported by the WSU Extension Clallam County 4-H.
The Forks Library is located at 171 Forks Ave. South. For more information about this and other programs for youth, visit www.nols.org, call 360-374-6402, or email [email protected]
Music for a Cure
Enjoy an evening of jazz classics and show tunes with vocalist Monica Henry, on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 7 – 9 p.m.at the Forks Elks Lodge, while supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). This is a 21+ event and entrance is by donation with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the LLS.
West Jefferson County Emergency Preparedness Work Group
The West Jefferson County Preparedness Work Group and the Quinault Amateur Radio Club will meet at the Clearwater School, MP 146-Highway 101, on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The group is still seeking input from the Bogachiel, Hoh River, and Upper Hoh communities. John Crook, with Jefferson County Emergency Management, will hand out emergency preparedness manuals.
The Quinault Radio Club meeting will run from noon-1 p.m. The new HAM radio repeater should be operational in Neilton by the time of the meeting and there will be a discussion of the development of a West End Emergency HAM radio network. The inadequate response to the recent tsunami warning will also be discussed. Everyone is welcome to attend one or both meetings. For more information or questions contact Jimmy Conomos at 360-374-2270.
The Harmonica Pocket visits NOLS
Dance and sing with the zany, energetic, and interactive duo The Harmonica Pocket as they return to the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) for three performances! The pair will appear at the Forks Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9.
The Harmonica Pocket is a silly and sweet, young-at-heart duo from Port Townsend. When they take the stage, audiences are taken on a musical adventure filled with song, dance and even a bit of theatrics. Their highly-interactive shows get kids and grown-ups of all ages laughing, singing and moving in their seats.
The Harmonica Pocket presents performances incorporating unexpected props, acoustic instruments, hula hoops and spinning flags. Shows are sprinkled with wah-wah guitar, ukuleles, sweet vocal harmony, a looping pedal, percussion and of course harmonicas. If you’re lucky they’ll whip out their “Hinklehorns” – invented instruments which are part kazoo, part plumbing fixtures!
Put on a funny hat, come to a show and find out what everybody is smiling about.
Anyone interested in earning their entry level, (Technician class) Amateur radio license or the Intermediate level (General Class) is invited to attend a class on three successive Saturdays, starting Saturday, Apr. 7, 14 and 21, at the PUD Office, 104 Hooker Rd., Sequim. The class will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with an hour off for lunch.
April 21 is a class/review in the morning and the exam session at 1 p.m.
Candidates will learn FCC Rules and Regulations, Basic Electronics, How to Operate, and Radio Frequency Safety.
There is no cost for the class, which is presented by volunteers from Clallam County Amateur Radio Club. Candidates must purchase an American Radio Relay League Technician or General License Manual at a cost of $29.95 each. Direct at http://www.arrl.org/arrl-store/ or from Amazon Prime. These manuals are also available from Chuck Jones, at [email protected] ($25 save on shipping costs.)
The final exam session cost is $15 for processing by the Club and ARRL. Those earning their FCC license will be able to communicate with other hams worldwide and to join/ participate in the Amateur Radio Emergency Services locally.
Class size will be limited to 32 candidates. For more information, or to register for the class, call Chuck Jones, N7BV.
History Tales resumes with author Glynda Peterson Schaad
Author Glynda Peterson Schaad will talk about Wynona Whitcomb Ross at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. The program will be held in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street.
Using photos, letters and documents from the past, Schaad will bring to life one of the unsung heroes of the North Olympic Peninsula-Wynona Whitcomb Ross. Born in 1905, Wynona is a direct descendant of the House of Ste-tee-thlum, Chief of the S’Klallam tribe. Raised in the household of her grandmother, the incomparable Martha Maybury, and Mentored by Dr. James Egbert through a strict academic regimen, Wynona grew up with an equal appreciation for her Jamestown S’Klallam roots and the literary foundations of Western Civilization. Wynona represents a true Renaissance woman — accomplished, well read, well traveled and devoted to the service of her community.
Glynda is a fifth-generation native of the Olympic Peninsula. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University and received a Masters in English from the University of Washington. She and her brother Gary Peterson have written High Divide: Minnie Peterson’s Olympic Mountain Adventures and Women to Reckon With: Untamed Women of the Olympic Wilderness. She currently teaches at Peninsula College.
History Tales is free and open to the public. For further information, call the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email [email protected]
Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza at the Clallam Bay Branch Library
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 Library’s 11th Annual Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza will take place during open hours beginning Thursday, Feb. 8, and continue until Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their imaginations and make a handcrafted Valentine for someone special. NOLS will supply the cards, envelopes, glitter, stickers, feathers, glue, and more to help you construct an original design. This drop-in event is free and open to all ages.
The Clallam Bay Branch Library is located at 16990 Highway 112 in Clallam Bay.
Underway in Clallam
Voting in Washington’s 2018 February Special Election is now underway as ballots were mailed last week to all registered voters in the Port Angeles and Cape Flattery School Districts.
New Washington state voters have until Monday, Feb. 5 to register in person at the Auditor’s Office in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. 4th St. in Port Angeles, to participate in this election.
Those needing a replacement ballot may securely access a printable ballot via the MyVote website at www.myvote.wa.gov., or obtain one by contacting Clallam County Elections directly at 360-417-2221 or [email protected]
Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, Feb. 13, or returned to a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. that day.
Ballot drop off options includes 24-hour drive-up ballot boxes at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles, as well as a walk-up drop box at Forks City Hall. The Sequim drop box located in the park lot of JCPenney will not be open for this election.
An accessible voting unit is also available at the Auditor’s Office to assist voters with disabilities in voting independently. Regular business hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with extended Election Day hours of 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
An interactive Online Voters’ Guide is viewable on the Clallam County Elections website at www.clallam.net/elections. A printed voters’ pamphlet is not available for special or primary elections.
The Hoh Tribe will be hosting a job fair on Monday, Mar. 5, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road. The event is free for potential employers and those seeking employment. There will be opportunities to interview people on-site during the job fair. If you would be interested in setting up please contact Tara Sexton or Bob Smith at 360-374-6582 or 360-374-5037.