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Events

May
9
Tue
FREE Customer Service Workshop: What is Happening in Your Backyard? @ Rainforest Arts Center
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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FREE Customer Service Workshop: What is Happening in Your Backyard?

FREE Customer Service Workshop

Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Avenue.

Employees, managers, business owners and people new to customer service positions, that want to improve or freshen up their customer service skills should attend the free workshop.

We have special guests:  Olympic National Park; Jared L, Johns Beach Combing Museum; John, Forks Timber Museum; Linda Offut and Forever twilight in Forks Collection; Lissy. Each Special guest will fill you in with some interesting information that is happening right in your backyard.

There are two opportunities to attend the interactive workshop on Tuesday, May 9, a morning session from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and an evening session from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Both sessions will be held at the Rainforest Arts Center in downtown Forks and ALL are welcome to attend. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to ask questions, network and have fun! Pre-registration is suggested.

Please email your name, business and session choice to Merry at chamber@forkswa.com, simply call 360-374-2531 or sign up in person at Forks Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center 1411 S. Forks Ave.

May
17
Wed
The Nature Conservancy Community Meeting @ Rainforest Arts Center
May 17 @ 7:00 pm

Hoh River Recreation & Conservation Area

The Nature Conservancy Community Meeting

May 17th at 7pm

At the Rainforest Arts Center

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has recently reached a formal agreement with the Hoh River Trust (HRT) to acquire HRT’s property along the Hoh River.  TNC will manage this land, in combination with 3,180 acres currently owned, as the Hoh River Recreation and Conservation Area of about 10,000 acres in size.  The HRT board will also play an important role moving forward.

TNC would like to invite any interested community members to share their suggestions, preferences, concerns and questions at the May 17th Community Meeting.

For more information please visit link below

https://www.nature.org/

Nature Conservancy

May
23
Tue
Forks History and More @ Rainforest Arts Center
May 23 @ 9:43 pm – 10:43 pm

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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 thereafter, these historical presentations will be brought to you at the Rainforest Arts Center, with the museum conducting a short board meeting at 11 a.m. and a historical program to follow approximately 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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, “Old Trucks and Gear Jammers,” 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

Jul
20
Thu
FORKS Clallam Economic Development Corporation Town Hall Meeting @ Rainforest Arts Center
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Bob Schoeter EDC

FORKS EDC CLALLAM TOWN HALL MEETING

The Clallam Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has announced an opportunity for Forks area residents to take part in a Town Hall Meeting, a lively, informal discussion in support of local economic vitality.

The Town Hall Meeting, which will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20, takes place at the Rainforest Art Center in Forks.

“The Clallam EDC, a community-based non-profit association, has a long history of supporting Clallam County businesses and job growth,” says EDC Executive Director Bob Schroeter. “But we want to do more. With that goal in mind, we will travel throughout the county, holding Clallam EDC Town Hall meetings. At the ‘Town Halls’, adds Schroeter, “we’ll be facilitating a community discussion on two basic and open questions: (1) What do you see as economic development opportunities here in Clallam County; and (2) What role do you envision the Clallam EDC taking in those efforts. It’s an occasion for us to learn about opportunities for economic development in our local area from those on the ‘front lines’,” Schroeter says.

Additional Town Hall meetings are scheduled for Port Angeles and Sequim. “The Clallam EDC is here to support our community’s economic vitality, vision and hopes for the future. These are goals we can accomplish best by working together”, offers Schroeter.

“From Diamond Point to Clallam Bay, we will be listening to our local business owners, discussing their hopes for the future and gathering their ideas on how we can further stimulate local economic vitality. These Town Hall Meetings are an opportunity for us to share with each other what’s working for our local businesses, what isn’t and how we can provide the very best support to ensure future success.”

For more information about this topic, contact: Cher Merrill, APR, Clallam EDC Communications Coordinator

P: 509.701.3881 or

E: cmerrill@clallam.org

Sep
13
Wed
FREE MOVIE SHOWING: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST @ Rainforest Arts Center
Sep 13 @ 6:30 am

beauty and the beast

FTF Movie Night Bill Condon’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

‘Be Our Guest’ for a free showing of a tale as old as time,  Bill

Condon’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

with our favorite Co-Producer,

Jack Morrissey.

Concessions will be available and will benefit a local non-profit agency.

 

Oct
11
Wed
Forks History and More @ Rainforest Arts Center
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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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.

Beginning Nov. 15 and every third Tuesday thereafter, these historical presentations will be brought to you at the Rainforest Arts Center, with the museum conducting a short board meeting at 11 a.m. and a historical program to follow approximately 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

October – meeting changed to 10/11 – noon to 2PM with a Jack Zaccardo presentation

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, “Old Trucks and Gear Jammers,” 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

Oct
15
Sun
Free Rock Painting Class @ Rainforest Arts Center
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

rock painting Hickory days

Free Rock Painting Class

Sunday October 15 th from 1-4.

Rainforest Art Center,

 All ages welcome

This is during Hickory shirt/Heritage Days,

No pre register required

(Photo from Pinterest)

Oct
17
Tue
“Hell and Mr. Fudge” @ Rainforest Arts Center
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

hell and mr. fudge

“Hell and Mr. Fudge”

“Hell and Mr. Fudge” is slated for “an exclusive one-night engagement”
Rainforest Arts Center, in Forks

Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

A platinum award winner at the 2012 Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, “Hell and Mr. Fudge” is the warm, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous story of the trials and tribulations of evangelical scholar Edward Fudge. His groundbreaking work on hell and the hereafter has aroused fierce controversy. He’s either a hero or a heretic, depending on who you ask. Both friend and foe can appreciate the movie’s authentic revelation of his character.

Mackenzie Astin turns in an inspired and endearing performance as the inimitable Mr. Fudge. With a strong supporting cast, “Hell and Mr. Fudge” is as light-hearted as it is profound. Set in a 1970s Bible-belt town, it is based on Edward Fudge’s personal story of discovery, heartbreak and triumph.

The theme of hell has always been controversial – but perhaps never more so than now. According to a 2008 survey, nearly 60 percent of Americans think there is a hell where “sinners” suffer eternal torment. Theologians are increasingly divided over the issue. “Hell and Mr. Fudge” will raise new questions in the minds of ordinary people and contribute to the broader consideration of hell and the hereafter.

Oct
25
Wed
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Management of the State’s Salmon and Steelhead Fishing Guide Industry @ Rainforest Arts Center
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

fish and Wildlife

Department of Fish and Wildlife, Management of the State’s Salmon and Steelhead Fishing Guide Industry

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has scheduled a public meeting on the management of the state’s salmon and steelhead fishing guide industry in Forks on Wednesday.

The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave.

Fish and Wildlife representatives will discuss current management and take suggestions for potential regulatory changes for the fishing guide industry.

During the 2017 legislative session, the Legislature directed Fish and Wildlife to hold meetings to explore alternative structures for guide licensing.

The states objectives are, according to Fish and Wildlife, to improve the fishing experience and ensure equitable opportunity for both guided and non-guided river anglers, manage fishing pressure to protect wild steelhead and other species, and ensure that recreational fish guiding remains a sustainable economic contributor to rural economies.

Fish and Wildlife also is working with a contractor to develop and conduct a survey to capture feedback from those who cannot attend a meeting in person.

The department will provide a summary of its findings to the Legislature by the end of the year.

For more information, see wdfw.wa.gov.

Mar
22
Thu
Lawmakers to host town hall @ Rainforest Arts Center
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 Lawmakers to host town hall

OLYMPIA — All three lawmakers who represent the 24th Legislative District are joining together to host a town hall meeting in Forks on March 22.

“This is a great opportunity to inform people about what happened during this year’s legislative session when it comes to creating jobs, improving health care and fully funding our public schools,” said Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim, who represents the district with Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, and Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim.

“It’s also an opportunity to hear your stories, your ideas and your comments,” Tharinger said.

The Forks town hall will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rainforest Art Center, 35 N. Forks Ave.

The 24th District covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County.

“There’s nothing like hearing directly from the folks you represent, face to face,” said Van De Wege. “Our district is one of the biggest in the state, so these town halls are a chance to get out and hear what people think.”

Chapman said he’s excited to update constituents on legislation and funding to help create rural jobs in timber and farm country, an effort he led in the House and Van De Wege led in the Senate.

“We’re blessed to live in one of the most beautiful areas on the planet,” Chapman said. “The challenge facing our families and local businesses is how to provide more opportunities and economic development, so that our sons and daughters can find work locally and raise their own families in the communities they love.”