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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
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

 

West End Thunder Drag Races @ Forks Municipal Airport
Jul 21 all-day

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West End Thunder Drag Races

Schedule: 

May 19-20
June 23-24
July 21-22
August 11-12
September 22-23


www.westendthunder.com

Come out and enjoy 1/8 mile drags, classic cars, Show n Shine, food and fun for the whole family!

This is an alcohol-free event.

Forks Open Aire Market @ Umpqua Bank Parking Lot
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Forks Open Aire Market 2018

Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm
April  – September

Dates Are Tentative

The Forks Open Aire Market is an organization of local craftpersons, artists, gardeners,
sellers and swappers, coming together on Saturdays to showcase and sell our crafts, arts, wearables, edibles, growables & swapables.

Do you have a craft you enjoy?
Would you like the opportunity to sell some of the items you create?

Are you a successful gardener?
Would you like to sell your abundance to those who welcome fresh produce, flowers or plants?

Are you an artist or photographer
who would like to showcase your creations?
Do you have items in your house or apartment that you would like to sell?
Are you a sales agent for a company, and wish to enlarge your customer base?

We want to help!

 Rents 10 ft by 10 ft spaces for only $5 per Saturday,
collected at the end of each Saturday.
You provide your own tables, and canopy if you wish one.
Join us for one day, once a month, or the whole summer.
We welcome new members, and understand it can be difficult to begin a new enterprise.
Have questions? Call360-374-6918 or email kristyrichmond@ymail.com

Jul
22
Sun
Quileute Days 2018 @ Quileute Nation in Lapush Washington
Jul 22 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

 

West End Thunder Drag Races @ Forks Municipal Airport
Jul 22 all-day

west end thunder hot thunder nite

West End Thunder Drag Races

Schedule: 

May 19-20
June 23-24
July 21-22
August 11-12
September 22-23


www.westendthunder.com

Come out and enjoy 1/8 mile drags, classic cars, Show n Shine, food and fun for the whole family!

This is an alcohol-free event.

NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program @ Olympic National Park
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm

 

NatureBridge: Summer Backpacking Program

13-Day Olympic Mountains Wilderness Expedition

Dates: July 22 – August 3, 2018
Ages: For students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade, or who have just graduated high school

Immerse yourself in backpacking, in environmental science, and in the wonder of exploring a national park on this exceptional 13-day experience.

  • Embark on an 8-day backpacking expedition through Olympic National Park.
  • Design and conduct your own science investigation.
  • Discover what it means to be a field scientist.
  • Travel across gorgeous forest and mountain landscapes.
  • Learn, or improve, your backpacking skills.
  • Form new friendships.
  • Hike 5-10 miles each day to a new campsite, carrying everything you need in a large backpack that weighs 40-50 lbs.
  • Strengthen your leadership skills.
  • Present your science investigations to National Park staff, NatureBridge educators, your family, and peers.

Students have used their NatureBridge summer backpacking experience and research for high school capstone projects, college entrance essays, and job resumes. This challenging and fun adventure will likely be one of your most meaningful and rewarding experiences. No backpacking experience is necessary and financial aid is available.