Community Announcements

  • Fri Jun 22nd, 2018 2:46pm
  • News

WASHINGTON SENIOR NUTRITION FARMERS MARKET VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE

Eligible seniors, 60 years and older, (55 and older for Native Americans) can apply for a $40 voucher to be used for the purchase of fruits and vegetables at farmers markets in Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, and Chimacum as well as Nash’s Organic Produce and Chimacum Red Dog Farms. Income limits apply. Call Susie at call 360-374-9496 ext.2 for more information.

Prince of Peace

Annual Garage Sale

On Saturday, June 23, Prince of Peace, 250 N. Blackberry Ave., will have a huge garage sale from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. PPLC will be giving two-thirds of everything brought in to one of the agencies in Forks, to be announced later. Lots of big things this year! You are sure to find something that you need!

Relatives as Parents Financial Assistance Available

Relatives as Parents Financial Assistance Available for grandparents and other relatives raising children.

Basic needs such as food, housing, and shelter will be considered priorities as well as clothes, youth activities, transportation. Lower-income caregivers will be given higher consideration. Call Susie at 360-374-9496 ext.2 to apply.

Preventing Child

Abduction

The Hoh Tribe and Peninsula College will offer a day-long program on preventing child abduction on Friday, June 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the College, 481 S. Forks Ave.

The Forks Police Department, Dept. of Corrections, Clallam County Sheriffs’ Office, Washington State Patrol, FBI and Homeland Security will be participating.

The event hopes to educate, spread awareness and answer questions for parents and children about child abduction. There will be several breakout sessions through the day and lots of educational activities.

For more information or questions call Phillip Sifuentes at 360-374-5029.

Bounce Back

Dance in the Park

Join us in Tillicum Park for a Dance In The Park! on Thursday, June 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Come for hot dogs, lemonade, and dancing, sponsored by Forks Abuse. “When words fail, music speaks.”

4th of July Art, Craft and Photo Show

The 4th of July Art, Craft, and Photo Show is seeking entries, July 3, between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rainforest Art Center. Entry forms may be picked up at Home Slice Take and Bake Pizza, Forks Library, and Sunsets West Co-op in Clallam Bay.

The artist may enter four art and/or four photos, the fee is $15. There is a separate junior division for those under 18 years old, no fee for junior division. The photo show has two categories; photos not enhanced except for cropping and those that have been enhanced. All art and photos must be framed and ready for hanging with screw eyes and wires. Craft; you may enter as many different items but only two of the same type i.e. embroidered pillow cases or lace tablecloth. Please pick up an entry form for more information. Pick up is between 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 8.

Quileute Head Start

Quileute Head Start is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. You can also download an application at www.quileutenation.org/head-start-program

The Quileute Head Start program provides Childhood classes four days a week for three to five-year-old children with a focus on: phonemic awareness, literacy, writing, math, science, nutrition, safety, and social studies, Quileute language and culture. Dental, vision, hearing, and developmental screenings, Family support services, services for children with developmental, physical, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Transportation to and from school via bus is provided and Breakfast, lunch, and snack.

Plus, it’s a caring atmosphere of fun, learning, and acceptance! Applications received after July 25, may be placed on the waitlist.

Stop by the office or call 360-374-2631 for more information. Head Start, PO Box 100, 8 By-Yak Loop, La Push, WA 98305.

Gearing up for Life’s

Big Game

Whether you’re the type to root from the stands, march in the band, cheer on the field, or hustle to the line, — it’s Game On! Ages 4 years, pre-K, through completion of 6th Grade join us July 8-13 from 6-8:30 p.m. for Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church, 651 S. Forks Ave. Call 360-374-5077 for a registration form or more information.

Forks Community

Blood Drive

The Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd., will host a Blood Drive on Friday, June, 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed for lunch from 2-3 p.m. To make an appointment or for questions about eligibility call 1-800-398-7888 ext 2.

“You’re the best type; Give Blood.”

Car Seat Clinic

Come have your child’s car seat checked for defects, recalls, correct fit and installation on Saturday, June 23 from 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the Forks Fire Department, 11 N. Spartan Ave.

This event is sponsored by Clallam County Health and Human Services in conjunction with: The Forks Fire Department, Washington State Patrol, Clallam County Sheriff’s Department, La Push Police Department, Forks Police Department and The West End Child Passenger Safety Technician Team.

If you have any questions contact Ruby Nelson at Clallam County Health and Human Services 360-374-3121, [email protected]

Forks Assembly

of God VBS

Forks Assembly of God, 81 Huckleberry Lane, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School Sunday, July 15, through Thursday, July 19, from 6-8:30 p.m. each day.

Fun activities are planned for children ages 4-11 years old.

Young life rummage sale

Young life is having their annual rummage sale Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Family First Center across from Forks Outfitters. All proceeds go towards local teens attending YL summer camp!

Chamber Program Change

On June 20, Clallam County PUD Commissioner Ted Simpson will be the program. Simpson is running for re-election. On June 27, Clallam County Commissioner District III, Bill Peach, will be the guest speaker. Peach is running for his position again.

The Forks Chamber of Commerce meets at noon, on Wednesdays, at Blakeslee’s Bar and Grill.

The Forks Chamber will take a summer break in July and August and meetings will resume on Sept. 5. Chamber meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome.

New Fourth of July Event

An Archery Tag tournament is being organized for Saturday, June 30 at Tillicum Park. The tournament is being sponsored by the Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July Committee and organized by FPD Chief Mike Rowley. Proceeds from this tournament will go to support “Chief for the Day” Orlando. Teams will be five-person teams consisting of players 12 years and older. Cost will be $5 a person or $25 per team.

What is archery tag?

Archery tag requires no athletic ability or prior skill, offers an interactive experience that is more physical than other activities like laser tag, a safe, family-oriented sport that satisfies the competitive spirit as well as the thrill seeker. The foam tipped arrows are designed to leave no bruising or welts. Combat archery sport, a new and exciting, thrill-seeking activity.

For questions or to sign up contact 360-640-9443 or 360-640-0907.

Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure: The Lifelong Impact

The Second-Annual Hoh Tribe Prevention Week will present Prenatal Drug and Alcohol Exposure: The Lifelong Impact, on Thursday, June 21 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Hoh Tribal gym, 2464 Lower Hoh Road.

The presenter will be Christine Miko, MS, Parent-Child Assistance Program, First Step Family Support Center.

For questions or more information, call 360-374-5037, 360-374-6582, 360-374-5029.

Foster Parent Training

Caregiver Core Training will be offered in eight sessions at the Conference Room, DCFS Office, 915 Sheridan St., Port Townsend on July 7-8 and July 14-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

Sessions are designed to help understand how the system works, what your role is, working with birth families, child development, honoring a child’s culture. The sessions include the voices of former foster youth, current caregivers and birth parents that have been in the system.

Registration is required and orientation is a prerequisite. To register go to allianceforchildwelfare.org select Our Courses and search for your class. Call 1-866-577-1915 if you need help registering. For questions contact Robert Judd at [email protected] or 360-643-0999.

Prospective Foster Parents must complete Orientation training prior to attending Caregiver Core Training. Orientation is designed to help guide participants through the licensing process and provide a brief overview on what foster parenting is all about. You will meet other prospective foster parents and will have a licensor available to answer any questions you may have.

The licensor will discuss the minimum licensing requirements and help you with required paperwork. Licensing application packets will be provided. Orientation can be completed online, however attending an in-person class is encouraged; its the best opportunity to ask any questions you have. For questions about this training please call Karen Branyan at 360-912-3070.