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May
29
Tue
NOLS Poetry Walks @ Hall of Mosses Trail
May 29 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

NOLS Poetry Walks

This spring the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is teaming up with Olympic National Park to offer a fifth season of Poetry Walks. This year’s program will begin April 1 and continue through May 31.   During Poetry Walks, poems will be placed on signs along the following trails in Olympic National Park: the Hall of Mosses Trail, the Madison Creek Falls Trails, the Peabody Creek Trail, and the Spruce Railroad Trail. With the exception of the Hall of Mosses trail, access to the trails is free.

Hall of Mosses Trail-. The Hall of Mosses Trail is a 0.8 mile loop trail that passes through big leaf maples and Sitka spruces covered in vibrant green and brown mosses.  The Hall of Mosses Trail begins near the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, which regular park entrance fees must be paid to access.  

May
30
Wed
NOLS Poetry Walks @ Hall of Mosses Trail
May 30 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

NOLS Poetry Walks

This spring the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is teaming up with Olympic National Park to offer a fifth season of Poetry Walks. This year’s program will begin April 1 and continue through May 31.   During Poetry Walks, poems will be placed on signs along the following trails in Olympic National Park: the Hall of Mosses Trail, the Madison Creek Falls Trails, the Peabody Creek Trail, and the Spruce Railroad Trail. With the exception of the Hall of Mosses trail, access to the trails is free.

Hall of Mosses Trail-. The Hall of Mosses Trail is a 0.8 mile loop trail that passes through big leaf maples and Sitka spruces covered in vibrant green and brown mosses.  The Hall of Mosses Trail begins near the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, which regular park entrance fees must be paid to access.  

Forks Chamber of Commerce Meeting @ Blakeslee's Bar and Grill
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Forks Chamber of Commerce

Guest Speaker:

John Black, Attorney and Gil Orr of Cedar Grove counseling will be discussing alcohol and drug treatment and Recovery Houses as they impact courts and the community.

“No Host” lunch featuring Chicken Caesar Salad wrap, soup of the day, clam chowder or order off the menu. Your choice!

Is there any such thing as a free lunch? Every Chamber member that attends a Business Meeting will have a chance to win a free lunch! The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have to win.

Meetings are open to the public.

 

May
31
Thu
NOLS Poetry Walks @ Hall of Mosses Trail
May 31 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

NOLS Poetry Walks

This spring the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is teaming up with Olympic National Park to offer a fifth season of Poetry Walks. This year’s program will begin April 1 and continue through May 31.   During Poetry Walks, poems will be placed on signs along the following trails in Olympic National Park: the Hall of Mosses Trail, the Madison Creek Falls Trails, the Peabody Creek Trail, and the Spruce Railroad Trail. With the exception of the Hall of Mosses trail, access to the trails is free.

Hall of Mosses Trail-. The Hall of Mosses Trail is a 0.8 mile loop trail that passes through big leaf maples and Sitka spruces covered in vibrant green and brown mosses.  The Hall of Mosses Trail begins near the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, which regular park entrance fees must be paid to access.  

Jun
1
Fri
Dance Lessons @ Congregational Church Fellowship Hall
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm

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Dance lessons

Dance lessons will resume on Friday, January 19th.

They are held at the Forks Congregational Church’s Fellowship Hall and begin at 7:00PM.

The lessons are for people of all skill levels, but the main emphasis is on ensuring that beginning dancers can join us on any Friday, and feel comfortable.

Each week begins with a review of the previous week’s lessons.

The instructors, Jane and Terry Heilman, are very skilled and patient, and the other dancers are very welcoming to newcomers. We love to dance, and we never bite. Dancers frequently change partners, therefore having a partner is not required. The lessons are free. Some people make a small donation for the instructors gas expenses, but this is not required.

Please join us on Friday. We are friendly, and we laugh a lot.

No experience is necessary, and no partner is necessary.

Jun
2
Sat
NOLS Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Sessions @ NOLS: The Forks Branch Library
Jun 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

NOLS Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Sessions

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS), in partnership with the Washington State Library, is offering multiple testing sessions for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Technology Associate certification exams at NO CHARGE in March.  Market value for a MOS exam is typically between $99 and $130 per exam, depending on the location.  Testing will be held at the following NOLS locations and times:

Forks Branch Library

June 2, 2018 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Limited space is available and registration is required at www.nols.org/events.  Multiple one-hour sessions are available at this event, but it is only possible to take one exam per session (you have 50 minutes to complete each exam).  If you wish to take multiple exams, please register for multiple sessions.  If you’re unable to attend one of the designated testing sessions, contact ehelp@nols.org to schedule an individual testing appointment with library staff.

In order to help people prepare for the exams, the Library is offering free, weekly drop in study sessions using the NOLS Mobile Computer Lab.  The Open Study Sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 5pm to 7pm, May 1 through June 12 at the Port Angeles Main Library

Participants can take a class, practice for a certification exam, or learn a new job skill using NOLS’ online resources Lynda.com and the Microsoft Imagine Academy.

Microsoft Office proficiency is one of the most requested job skills, across all occupations and industries, and holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than their uncertified peers.  Those who earn MOS certification are able to demonstrate that they have the skills to excel at work or school in one or more Microsoft Office programs.

In late 2016, NOLS was awarded a $4,500 grant from the Washington State Library to help assemble a mobile laptop lab.  The laptops are now used to offer MOS certification testing around Clallam County in addition to other Library programming, such as computer coding camps.

The Imagine Academy

To help prepare for success on MOS and MTA exams, Washington residents can take online courses through the Microsoft Imagine Academy Program FREE through the North Olympic Library System website.  The Microsoft Imagine Academy offers hundreds of introductory classes covering everything from sending and receiving emails to navigating the web. Popular courses cover the basics of Office 2013 and 2016, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. These digital literacy courses help students learn the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online and take advantage of new career opportunities.  For more practiced users and IT professionals, the Academy offers courses tackling advanced subjects such as SQL Server, ASP.NET, Visual Studio and Microsoft Dynamics.

All Imagine Academy courses are conducted in one-on-one virtual sessions and are free of charge with your library card. Free certificates of completion can be downloaded at the conclusion of each course, and official Microsoft Certification and testing is also available.

Access to the Imagine Academy is made possible through an ongoing public-private partnership between Microsoft, the Washington State Library, Office of the Secretary of State, and the Washington State Legislature.

To get started, visit www.nols.org and click on “Online Resources” and then “Online Classes.” Once enrolled, explore the catalog of courses and continue the self-paced coursework on any computer at the library or at home.

Jun
8
Fri
Dance Lessons @ Congregational Church Fellowship Hall
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm

dance-lessons-

Dance lessons

Dance lessons will resume on Friday, January 19th.

They are held at the Forks Congregational Church’s Fellowship Hall and begin at 7:00PM.

The lessons are for people of all skill levels, but the main emphasis is on ensuring that beginning dancers can join us on any Friday, and feel comfortable.

Each week begins with a review of the previous week’s lessons.

The instructors, Jane and Terry Heilman, are very skilled and patient, and the other dancers are very welcoming to newcomers. We love to dance, and we never bite. Dancers frequently change partners, therefore having a partner is not required. The lessons are free. Some people make a small donation for the instructors gas expenses, but this is not required.

Please join us on Friday. We are friendly, and we laugh a lot.

No experience is necessary, and no partner is necessary.

Jun
9
Sat
Fish for Free @ Rivers, lakes, ocean
Jun 9 all-day
Jun
10
Sun
Fish for Free @ Rivers, lakes, ocean
Jun 10 all-day
Jun
13
Wed
Forks Chamber of Commerce Meeting @ Blakeslee's Bar and Grill
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Forks Chamber of Commerce

Forks Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Greg Brotherton, Jefferson Co Commissioner, District 3 Candidate

There will be a lunch special with your  choice of soup, salad, fries or chips, or you can order off the menu. Your choice!

Is there any such thing as a free lunch? Every Chamber member that attends a Business Meeting will have a chance to win a free lunch! The more meetings you attend, the more chances you have to win.

Meetings are open to the public.