Friday, Nov. 30
• 5 p.m.: 17th-annual Cherish Our Children at Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road. This event will feature a live and silent auction and dinner and desserts for purchase. Funds raised go to purchase Christmas gifts benefiting the youth of Forks and La Push. Have questions? Want to donate or volunteer? Contact Emily Foster at 360-640- 9600 or [email protected]
Saturday, Dec. 1
• 8 a.m.-11 a.m.: Breakfast with Santa at Forks Congregational Church, 280 S. Spartan Ave. Adults are $5, kids 12 and younger are $3. Photos with Santa are $5. The menu is biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, link sausage, french toast, coffee, juice, hot chocolate.
• 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: VFW Christmas Bazaar at VFW Hall, 110 S. Spartan Ave.
• 1 p.m.: Santa Bucks Drawing at Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave. Remember to ask for official WEBPA blue tickets when you shop this holiday season.
• 1 p.m.-4 p.m.: Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest (SIORF) Festival of Trees Open House at Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave.
• 2 p.m.: Rain Shadow Players Bell Choir of Sequim, in conjunction with the Congregational Church of Forks will be putting on the 3rd-annual Christmas Bell concert to benefit the Forks Food Bank.
The Choir is directed by Cheryl Winney and Jeanine Kelm always brings her Harp for a few tunes. The concert will be held at the Forks Congregational Church, 280 Spartan Ave., at 2 p.m. Entry to the Concert will be by donation of food or money to benefit the food bank. If you have never heard this bell choir you are in for a real treat.
There will be homemade cookies coffee and cider also served during and after the concert.
• 5:30 p.m.: Forks Community Orchestra (Forkestra) at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave. Enjoy some of your favorite Christmas tunes before the parade.
• 6:30 p.m.: 17th-annual Twinkle Light Holiday Parade along Forks Avenue from C Street to Sol Duc Way.
• 6:45 p.m.: Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Triangle on Sol Duc Way.
After the parade, Santa will be on hand to push the plunger and light the lights on the town Christmas tree.
• 7 p.m.-9 p.m.: SIORF Festival of Trees Open House at Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave.
• 7 p.m.-10 p.m.: Moonlight Madness at participating businesses.
Sunday, Dec. 2
• 1 p.m.: Soroptimist of the Olympic Rainforest 22nd-annual Festival of Trees Auction at the Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the auction starts at 2 p.m.
Santa in Sekiu Dec. 2
Santa Claus will visit the 30th annual Children’s Winter Faire at the Sekiu Community Center on Sunday, Dec. 2. This traditional celebration for children will be from 3-5 p.m. at the center at 42 Rice Street.
Children will be making traditional and not so traditional gifts for family and friends. There will be multiple tables offering different gift project ideas. Children must be accompanied by an adult during this event.
This free event will offer treats, coffee, and Miss Adele’s famous “tingly-tangly punch.” Twenty years ago, one of the younger children gave the name of Miss Adele’s holiday beverage “tingly-tangly punch” and that traditional piece of nostalgia has carried on through every Winter Faire since.
Volunteers from the West End Senior Citizens, West End Youth & Community Club, Clallam County United Way and Clallam Bay High School work together to provide this family-centered celebration of the season.
For more information, call Jamye Wisecup at 360-460-5355.
Win a $1,000 Shopping Spree
During this Holiday Season, members of West End Business and Professional Association will be selling chances to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree. Tickets are $1 each and available from WEBPA members, the Forks Outfitters Service Center, The Forks Forum and during the Saturday drawings at 1 p.m. outside Forks Outfitters. The winner will be drawn at the last Santa Bucks Drawing on Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. Winner need not be present to win the Shopping Spree.
Funds raised from Shopping Spree ticket sales go to help maintain the downtown Christmas decorations.