Free Dance Lessons!
Rainforest Council for the Arts will be sponsoring dance lessons Feb. 8 and 22, and March 8 and 22. The lessons are held at Forks Congregational Church’s Fellowship Hall. Dancing begins at 7 p.m. and the lessons are free. No partner is necessary, and beginners are always welcome. Please join us.
West End Libraries
Get hooked at the library! The Clallam Bay and Forks Branches of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will host fly-tying demonstrations presented by local expert Rod Erickson.
Erickson will demonstrate how to tie flies for salmon fishing as well as provide a supply list for those who want to tie flies at home. A local expert, Rod has been tying fishing flies for over 50 years. Demonstrations will be held at the Forks Branch Library on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2-4 p.m., and again at the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Monday, Feb. 11, from 5-7 p.m.
Music for a Cure Concert
Enjoy an evening of jazz classics, Saturday, Feb. 2 from 7-9 p.m., at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchants Rd, performed by vocalist Monica Henry while supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Entrance is by donation and all proceeds go to support the work of the LLS. Must be 21+ to attend.
The Forks Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is having a bake sale! It will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Forks Outfitters. Please come support our children and have some fabulous treats!
Dems Membership Drive
On Jan. 16, the Clallam County Democrats kicked off their 2019 membership drive, with a goal of 500 members. The drive’s theme, “Our Strength is in Shared Values,” reflects the organization’s support of community members’ shared needs, including healthcare, family wage jobs, affordable housing, accessible childcare, and clean air and water.
Annual dues are just $20 for individuals age 26 and older and only $5 for those younger. These funds help support candidates, issues, and initiatives promoting the membership’s common values and goals.
Membership forms can be found online at www.clallamdemocrats.org and clicking the “members” tab. The form can be printed and mailed or dropped off in person, with a check or cash, at Democratic Headquarters, 124-A W. First Street, Port Angeles or paid online via credit card or PayPal.
SERIES WELCOMES POET RICK BAROT
Join us Feb. 8 for the second reading in the Winter Quarter Foothills Writers Series, when Peninsula College welcomes Rick Barot to the Maier Performance Hall stage.
Barot directs The Rainier Writing Workshop through Pacific Lutheran University and is the poetry editor for New England Review. His fourth book of poems, “The Galleons,” is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions.
Barot was born in the Philippines and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. His three volumes of poetry, “The Darker Fall” (2002), “Want” (2008), and “Chord” (2015), were published by Sarabande Books. Chord received the UNT Rilke Prize, the PEN Open Book Award, and the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Stanford University.
The Foothills Writers Series hosted Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna in January, and will feature two more readings this winter: Michael Calvin Mills on Feb. 22 and a reading and conversation between poets Alice Derry and Charlotte Gould Warren on March 8.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Hattendorf at [email protected]
ALUMNI APPRECIATION NIGHT, ATHLETIC TEAMS HOOTENANNY SET FOR
FEB. 9 AT PC
On Feb. 9, the Peninsula College Pirates will celebrate their annual Alumni Appreciation Night when our basketball teams take on Edmonds in a doubleheader. The women’s game begins at 4 p.m. and the men tip off at 6 p.m.
All registered PC alumni will receive free admission and be recognized at half time at the 6 p.m. game. They also have the opportunity to answer trivia for a chance to win some PC swag.
To register as an alumnus, visit alumni.pencol.edu/. Registration can also be done at the door the day of the event.
That same day at 4 p.m., the “Class of 62-82 Athletic Teams Hootenanny” will be happening in the Pirate Union Building.
All athletes who played on a Pirate sports team between 1962 and 1982 are encouraged to attend and bring their tall tales, a plus one, and any memorabilia they’d like to share.
Food and beverages will be available for those who RSVP. Enjoy game footage from 1968-1972, pictures, programs and a call in from former Coach Jack Estes (1967-72). Former players are encouraged to attend.
For more information contact Tim Tucker at [email protected]