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, “Let’s Go 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
Jim Gill’s Sing-A-Thon of Celebrated Songs
Tuesday September 17, 2019 at the Forks Branch Library 6:00 pm
Get ready to sing, clap, dance, and spin along with award-winning musician and author Jim Gill! Jim Gill’s distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room and is an invitation to children, parents, and grandparents to sing and play together! Bring a blanket so everyone can sit and enjoy the concert together.
Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children’s artists. Jim is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim’s recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult. Anyone who has experienced one of Jim’s family concerts knows that rather than performing for the children and parents, Jim leads them to sing and play together.
Jim has released ten award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms, and playrooms. Jim is also the author of two children’s books. His most popular, A Soup Opera, is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras.
This program is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, the Friends of Sequim Library, and the Friends of the Forks Library.
Forks Logging & Mill Tour
October 9 Log Tour in recognition of our Hickory Shirt Heritage Days Celebration
Tours are limited to 12 people so reservations are recommended.
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!
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.
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.
Coffee with Comrades
Hosted by the Forks VFW Post 9106
Any and all Veterans are welcome at the Forks VFW Thursday mornings from 0700 to about 0900. The coffee is fresh, hot, and free!
For the whole family
Fridays at 10:30am
Forks Branch Library
September 20 through June 12 (No storytimes Dec. 27 or Jan. 3)
Family Storytime features stories, music, rhymes, and plenty of movement and fun! Activities such as talking, reading, playing, and singing all play an important role in early childhood development. After each session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting resources in the community.
PAWS To Read
Third Friday of the month
Forks Branch Library
Reading to a dog or other animal creates a supportive and fun environment in which readers of all ages and abilities can practice their skills with confidence and joy. Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills improve. For nervous or self-conscious readers, reading to a therapy dog can be a helpful way to practice reading without feeling intimidated or judged. Dogs from Therapy Dogs International will be at the library to listen to readers of any age and level!
Friday September 20, 2019 Blakeslees Bar and Grill
9 pm Free Show No COVER Must be 21 +
Forks Open Aire Market 2019
Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm
May through October, 2019
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 email@example.com
los sábados a la 1pm
Biblioteca de Forks
Del 21 de septiembre al 13 de junio
(No habrá programa el 30 de noviembre y del 28 de diciembre)
Cuentos y Canciones es una oportunidad para las familias de habla hispana a compartir cuentos, canciones, y manualidades que ayudan a desarrollar las habilidades de lenguaje y lectura.
Spanish Storytime is an opportunity for Spanish-speaking families to share stories, songs, and craft activities that help develop language and reading skills.
STORY TIME FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Every Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm Forks Branch Library
Evening Storytime is a chance for families to unwind together at the end of a busy day. Featuring stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills and help foster a love of books and reading.
No storytimes December 24 or December 31