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Rainforest Run around

Motorcycles are expected to roar around Forks this weekend for the Sixth Annual Rainforest Run.

Centered around the Cycle Camp on Mora Road outside Forks, it features a poker run through the West End, camping, music, food, vendors, contests and prizes.

The Walrus, a Beatles tribute band, will play Friday night. Moody Blues Tribute Band Threshold plays Saturday.

Miss Rainforest Run will be decided in a contest at 10 p.m. Saturday night.

All events, save the poker run, are free.

For more, visit the run’s website at

Thunder returns

Another round of drag racing is set for the weekend, as West End Thunder again fires up its muscle car-madness at the Forks Airport.

Races are set for Saturday and Sunday, with more than 100 racers expected to hit the track.

Cost to enter a car in the races is $35. Admission for show cars and motorcycles is $15 a day. Admission for spectators is $10 for those age 13 or older.

For more information, see the club’s website at

MS VB meet Monday

A meeting for Forks Middle School volleyball players and their parents will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, in the middle school cafeteria. Coach Erin Queen advises all parents to bring insurance cards and proof of physicals.

For more information, contact Queen at 640-2723.