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Jul
15
Sun
NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program @ Olympic National Park
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm

 

NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program

7-Day Olympic Mountains Wilderness Adventure

Dates: July 15 – 21, 2018
Ages: For students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, or who have just graduated high school

Experience the best that Olympic National Park has to offer on this seven-day excursion. During this program, you will:

  • Spend four days backpacking through the Olympic Mountains, arriving at a new campsite each afternoon.
  • Experience what it’s like to be a field scientist by conducting ecological research.
  • Learn the basics of backcountry travel.
  • Hike about 5 miles a day, carrying everything you need in a backpack weighing 30-40 lbs.
  • Form new friendships.

This backpacking trip is perfect for all experience levels, including those who are new to backpacking and those who already love backpacking but have only have a week to spare this summer! No backpacking experience is necessary and financial aid is available.

Cost: $1,150
Financial aid is available!

Jul
16
Mon
Tide Pools Exploration @ Slip Point Lighthouse
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am

Tide Pools Exploration

Calling all junior scientists! Explore tidepools with staff from Feiro Marine Life Center and the North Olympic Library System

On Monday, July 16 at 9:30am, meet at Slip Point Lighthouse at the end of Frontier Street in Clallam Bay to explore the low tide! Learn about sea stars, anemones, and other treasures of the sea.  Attendees should wear sturdy non-slip shoes and bring a favorite lab assistant (an adult) to help with the investigation. All ages are welcome to attend; youth 12 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.

 

National Disability Voter Registration Week @ NOLS: The Forks Branch Library
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

National Disability Voter Registration Week

The American Association of People with Disabilities and EveryLibrary are bringing the REV UP Campaign to libraries across the country including the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! The REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week each year in July to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community.

The League of Women Voters will be assisting with on-site voter registration at the Forks Library at the following times:

Forks Branch Library: July 16, 2-4pm

 

 

Jul
17
Tue
Forks History and More @ First Congregational Church
Jul 17 @ 11:30 am

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Forks History and More

The West End Historical Society and Forks Timber Museum announce that they will combine efforts for their monthly programs.

Every third Tuesday, these historical presentations will be brought to you at the First Congregational Church,  a short board meeting Timber Museum Board meets at 11:30 a.m. and the WEHS meeting starts at noon.

November’s program will be a presentation of some of the Historical Society’s old slide photographs from the late 1800s to mid-1900s.

December’s program will feature Lonnie Archibald talking about his new book, “Keep on Truckin,” with a book signing to follow.

Please come join us for these lively presentations and discussions. You are welcome to bring your own items to share and we encourage questions.

The museum board meetings and historical presentations are free and open to the public

Red Yarn Tours @ Forks Library
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm

Red Yarn Tours

July 17, 3pm

Red Yarn is Andy Furgeson, a dynamic family performer who weaves folk songs and puppetry into an engaging show for all ages. With his energetic performances and lush folk-rock recordings, this red-bearded bard shares positive values while reinvigorating the American folklore tradition for younger generations. Furgeson is a musician, puppeteer and educator from Austin, Texas, based in Portland since 2005. His 5th album, Red Yarn’s Old Barn was recently released in the Spring of 2018.

 

Tuesday Night Bingo @ Forks Elks Lodge
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm

Tuesday Night Bingo

Bingo Marathon Elks Lodge

Early birds sessions starts at 6:30pm

Regular Bingo 7:00pm

Concessions available for purchase

Join the fun – for everyone!

Jul
18
Wed
Forks Logging and Mill Tour @ Forks Chamber of Commerce
Jul 18 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

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Forks Logging & Mill Tour

Every Wednesday

(Except for the 4th of July)

(Tour on the 10th of July, Tuesday instead of Wednesday)

May 30th –September 5th 2018

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure for registration purposes.

Park at the south end of the parking lot.

Tours are free but donations are gladly accepted!

Tours are limited to 12 people so reservations are recommended.

Reserve Space:

Call (360)374-2531 or (800)443-6757

These tours are sponsored by the Forks Chamber of Commerce and made possible by donations from many local businesses and tour participants.

Appropriate footwear required (boots or sneakers are acceptable ~ sandals, flip flops or open-toed shoes are not).

Cameras are allowed.

Bring a jacket.

Children over 8 are welcome.

 

League of Women Voters – Forum @ NOLS: The Forks Branch Library
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

League of Women Voters – Forum

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A forum, co-sponsored by the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), will take place on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm at the Forks Branch Library, 171 South Forks Ave., Forks. A panel will feature candidates for Clallam County Commissioner District 3: Bill Peach, Howard (Mike) Doherty, Jr., and Dale Wilson.

Jul
20
Fri
Quileute Days 2018 @ Quileute Nation in Lapush Washington
Jul 20 all-day

 

Quileute Days

July 20th, 21st, 22nd

A celebration of Quileute Tribal Cultural Heritage and modern lifestyle.

It includes a traditional salmon bake, dancing and songs, a softball tournament, a horseshoe tournament, arts and crafts and food.

There are also canoe races, stick games and a fantastic fireworks display at First Beach.

For more information contact http://www.quileutenation.org or call 360-374-5091

Pictured:  Traditional Salmon Bake / Photo by Cheryl Barth

Traditional Salmon Bake

 

Jul
21
Sat
Quileute Days 2018 @ Quileute Nation in Lapush Washington
Jul 21 all-day

 

Quileute Days

July 20th, 21st, 22nd

A celebration of Quileute Tribal Cultural Heritage and modern lifestyle.

It includes a traditional salmon bake, dancing and songs, a softball tournament, a horseshoe tournament, arts and crafts and food.

There are also canoe races, stick games and a fantastic fireworks display at First Beach.

For more information contact http://www.quileutenation.org or call 360-374-5091

Pictured:  Traditional Salmon Bake / Photo by Cheryl Barth

Traditional Salmon Bake