Community Announcements

  • Fri Jan 31st, 2020 1:47pm
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Elks Marathon

Bingo Feb. 8

There will be a Marathon Bingo event at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd., on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., to benefit the Pearl Harbor Fund. Money raised will benefit restoring visitor access to the Memorial in Hawaii. As always, there will be refreshments for sale.

Upcoming Chamber


The Forks Chamber of Commerce meets on Wednesdays at Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill, at noon to 1 p.m., lunch is available for purchase. New members and the community are always welcome.

Feb. 5 – Monthly Business Meeting and “State of the Chamber”

Feb. 12 – “Best Of” Community Awards

Feb. 19 – James Roubal, WA Coastsavers and National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Feb. 26 – Shannon Damron, Forks Hospital Foundation

Launch and grow your small business

This Bootstrap Business Course will help you quickly “kick the tires” on your new business idea. In just four 2-hour classroom sessions, including one-on-one homework assistance with a Bootstrap Business Advisor, you will learn to apply basic business concepts to know if your business goal is realistic and achievable.

Session 1 – The Foundation: Program Orientation, Readiness Mindset and Personal Finance

Session 2 – Opportunity Discovery: How You Bring Value to Your Target Market

Session 3 – Money In and Money Out: Projecting Sales and Costs

Session 4 – The Bottom Line: Projecting Cash Flow and Break Even

Come become part of a community of bootstrap business owners working to create a vibrant local economy!

When: Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 4-6 p.m.

Where: Peninsula College Forks, 481 S Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331

Who: Mike Skinner, CIE Executive Director, and Rick Dickinson, North Peninsula Business Advisor

Sign up online at

Clallam County Genealogical Society Meeting

Michael Stills, the speaker for the February meeting of the County Genealogical Society, asks you, “Can You Handle the Truth?”

While DNA studies has resolved many research questions, it may also bring some big surprises!

In Michael’s talk, he will be “opening closets to expose skeletons, peeking under the lid of Pandora’s Box and shining light on the ethical dilemmas you may encounter in the quest to find your missing ancestors. They may have good reasons why they are hiding from you.”

The group will meet Feb. 1 at the KSQM Radio Station Meeting Room located at 609 W. Washington St., Sequim, starting at 10 a.m. Participants are asked to come around 9:30 to have time to register, visit and have a cup of coffee. There is no cost, and the meeting is open to the public.

For additional information consult the Society’s website: or call Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For the Love of Tea

Esther Chapter, Order of Eastern Star will present For the Love of Tea, Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2-4 p.m. at the Port Angeles Masonic Center, 7th and Lincoln. Enjoy refreshments, tea, silent auction and entertainment. Cost is $10 and tickets are limited. Contact Mary Miller at 360-471-9236 or [email protected]

Family First Aid Night

Quileute Head Start will present a Family First Aid Night on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the Akalat in La Push from 5:30-8 p.m. The evening will be dedicated to educating families on how to prevent and treat or respond to medical or other emergencies. There will be a helicopter, ambulance, fire truck, and Sheriff’s Department rescue boat on-site to check out. There will be prize raffles and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For more information call 360-374-2631.

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 Clallam Bay Branch Library’s Annual Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza will take place during open hours beginning Monday, Feb. 10, and continue through Friday, Feb. 14.

Bring your imagination and create a valentine for someone special! You supply the creativity – the library will supply the cards, envelopes, glitter glue, stickers, feathers, glue, and more! All ages welcome. This program is generously supported by Clallam Bay Friends of the Library.

History Tales to feature the History of Candy Containers

Irene Wyman will share the history of candy containers on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2:30 p.m. at the North Olympic History Center/Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales. Presentations are at the First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St. The program will be in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street.

Today when we hear the words “candy container,” most of us will think of the heart-shaped boxes of chocolates that appear at Valentine’s Day. Or perhaps that box of Peeps at Easter. But there is a history behind the containers that hold these confections.

Glass candy containers became popular in the United States in the late 1800s. They were filled with tiny candy pellets and were considered toys for children. The first documented pieces were Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. In Germany, the toy industry produced figures made of cotton or paper mache that sat on top of a container that could hold candy.

Irene Wyman, a doll and toy collector, will talk about this history, beginning with samples from the late 1800s to present time. She will share pieces from her collection, most of them from Germany. After completing a 35-year teaching career that spanned time in North Dakota, Oregon and Port Orchard, Washington, Irene moved to Port Angeles with her husband. She has written two books, Clallam County Schools East to West and School Marms and Masters and the Bells They Rang.

History Tales is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the North Olympic History Center’s office at 360-452-2662 or email [email protected]

Toddler and Baby Prom & Dance Parties

Get ready to move and groove at the North Olympic Library System’s (NOLS) Toddler and Baby Prom & Dance Party! DJ Librarians will spin a special program designed to get toddlers, babies and parents moving. Toddlers and babies ages 0-5 years are invited to wear their favorite dance party finery, costumes, or whatever makes them happy. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with bubbles, disco ball, dancing, and parachute fun. Prom & Dance Parties will be held on Friday, Feb. 14 at 10:30 a.m., at both the Forks Branch Library and Port Angeles Main Library.

This program is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library and the Forks Friends of the Library, and Friends of Sequim Library.

For more information about this and other programs for youth, visit, email [email protected], call the Forks Branch Library at 360-374-6402 or the Port Angeles Main Library at 360-417-8500 x7705. The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 South Forks Avenue, the Port Angeles Main Library is located at 2210 South Peabody Street.