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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.”

Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project @ Rainforest Arts Center
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Lake Crescent- Highway 101 Project

 

Olympic National Park and the City of Forks will hold a public meeting

Thursday, March 22, 2018

5pm-6pm

 

 

 

Apr
20
Fri
2018 RainFest @ Forks, Washington
Apr 20 all-day

RainFest 2016

RainFest 2018

April 20-22

Forks, Washington and Coast Beaches

All events are free unless noted otherwise.

Friday, April 20

9am – 4pm                              Fabric of the Forest Quilt Class – “French Twist” Department of Natural Resources Conference Room (please pre-register at PiecemakersQuiltClub.org)

Noon – 4pm                               Forever Twilight in Forks Collection – RAC Alcove, 11 N. Forks Avenue

Noon – 6pm                            Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show and Vendors – Forks High School Auxiliary Gym

4pm – 6pm                                RainFest Book Sale, Friends of the Forks Library – Forks Library

7pm – 9:30pm                           Free Dance Lessons sponsored by the Rainforest Council for the Arts– RAC

7:30 – 9pm                                 Quilter’s Trunk Show & Lecture “Who is Doug Leko? Come find out!” Meet our                                                     featured quilter for 2018 – DNR Conference Room. Donation at door, appreciated                                                 but not required.

Saturday, April 21

All Day                                     FREE ENTRY at Olympic National Park to celebrate National Park Week

Morning                                  Washington Coast Cleanup sponsored by CoastSavers. Register online at: http://www.coastsavers.org

9am – Noon                             Umbrella Decorating hosted by WOCA. This year’s parade theme is “Crazy River Creatures.” Bring your creature costumes! – ICN Building at 71 N Spartan Ave. (Enter from the parking lot in back).

9am – Noon                             Children’s Book Giveaway. Hosted by the Clallam County Literacy Council – ICN Building

9am – 1pm                              Free River Floats by the Olympic Peninsula Guides’ Association. A shuttle to the river will be leaving frequently throughout the day from the Forks Outfitters (Thriftway) parking lot. For more details please visit www.facebook.com/opgaforks.

9am – 4pm                                 Fabric of the Forest Quilt Class: “Mysterious” – Department of Natural Resources Conference Room (please pre-register at PiecemakersQuiltClub.org)

10am – 5pm                            John’s Beachcombing Museum Special Early Season Opening

(143 Andersonville Ave.) Admission: General (18 and over) $5; Seniors $4; Veterans $2; Active duty military and their families Free; Kids 12-18 $2; Under-12 Free with an accompanying adult.

10am – 6pm                            Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show and Vendors – Forks High School Auxiliary Gym

10am – 6pm                            RainFest Book Sale, Friends of the Forks Library – Forks Library

10am – 6pm                            Library Make and Take. All ages, make a bag from a t-shirt – Forks Library

10am – 6pm                            Far West Art League Show and Sale – RAC Foyer

11am – 4pm                            Art for All Ages. FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

11am-1pm                                Plarn crochet with plastic bag yarn-FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

11am – 2pm                             Card Making-FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

11am -4 pm                             Artistic Finger Painting-FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

Noon – 1pm                               Crazy River Creatures Umbrella Parade: Route runs from the ICN building to E. Division St. and down the west-side sidewalk of Hwy 101 to Forks Outfitters (Thriftway). Bring your creature costumes!

Noon – 2 pm                           Free Rootbeer Floats courtesy of the Olympic Peninsula Guides’ Association –    Forks Outfitters (Thriftway)

Noon – 4pm                               Forever Twilight in Forks Collection, Rainforest Arts Center Alcove, 11 N. Forks                                                             Avenue

6pm – 7pm                              Forkestra – RAC

6pm – 9pm                              Doors open for the River & Ocean Film Festival – RAC

6pm – 9pm                              Clallam County Solid Waste Re-Imagination Contest on display. Contest winners announced during film festival intermission – RAC

7pm – 9pm                              River & Ocean Film Festival

Sunday, April 22

Noon – 4pm                               Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show and Vendors – Forks High School Auxiliary Gym

Noon – 4pm                            Fiber Arts/Spinning Circle – Rainforest Arts Center

Noon – 4pm                               Far West Art League Show and Sale – RAC Foyer

12:30pm – 3:30pm                   Cedar Weaving Class: Must pre-preregister to wgilmore@centurytel.net  – RAC

 

 

Sponsors:

City of Forks

Clallam County Literacy Council

Department of Natural Resources

Forks Chamber of Commerce

Forks Forum

Friends of Forks Library

North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC)

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuaries

Olympic National Park

Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition

Piecemakers Quilt Club

Quileute Nation

QVSD

Rainforest Council for the Arts

Sea Grant Washington

Washington CoastSavers

West End Historical Society

WOCA

Apr
21
Sat
5th Annual River & Ocean Film Festival @ Rainforest Arts Center
Apr 21 all-day

5th Annual River & Ocean Film Festival

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The 5th Annual River & Ocean Film Festival will take place at the stunning Rainforest Arts Center in Forks, Washington  

The festival, held in conjunction with RainFest and the Washington Coast Clean-up and sponsored in part by Washington Sea Grant, offers film explorations of our rivers and oceans that highlight the beauty and opportunity of this region, as well as some of the issues faced by its marine and freshwater habitats and the human community.

Film submissions for 2018 are open!

Films must be less than 20 minutes long, and relevant to the natural or social dimensions of the West End of the Olympic Peninsula.

Submissions due by Friday March 2, 2018

To submit a film, please contact Ian Miller at immiller@uw.edu or 360.417.6460.

 Film Festival, movie showings, art displays, beach clean up, and more!

2018 RainFest @ Forks, Washington
Apr 21 all-day

RainFest 2016

RainFest 2018

April 20-22

Forks, Washington and Coast Beaches

All events are free unless noted otherwise.

Friday, April 20

9am – 4pm                              Fabric of the Forest Quilt Class – “French Twist” Department of Natural Resources Conference Room (please pre-register at PiecemakersQuiltClub.org)

Noon – 4pm                               Forever Twilight in Forks Collection – RAC Alcove, 11 N. Forks Avenue

Noon – 6pm                            Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show and Vendors – Forks High School Auxiliary Gym

4pm – 6pm                                RainFest Book Sale, Friends of the Forks Library – Forks Library

7pm – 9:30pm                           Free Dance Lessons sponsored by the Rainforest Council for the Arts– RAC

7:30 – 9pm                                 Quilter’s Trunk Show & Lecture “Who is Doug Leko? Come find out!” Meet our                                                     featured quilter for 2018 – DNR Conference Room. Donation at door, appreciated                                                 but not required.

Saturday, April 21

All Day                                     FREE ENTRY at Olympic National Park to celebrate National Park Week

Morning                                  Washington Coast Cleanup sponsored by CoastSavers. Register online at: http://www.coastsavers.org

9am – Noon                             Umbrella Decorating hosted by WOCA. This year’s parade theme is “Crazy River Creatures.” Bring your creature costumes! – ICN Building at 71 N Spartan Ave. (Enter from the parking lot in back).

9am – Noon                             Children’s Book Giveaway. Hosted by the Clallam County Literacy Council – ICN Building

9am – 1pm                              Free River Floats by the Olympic Peninsula Guides’ Association. A shuttle to the river will be leaving frequently throughout the day from the Forks Outfitters (Thriftway) parking lot. For more details please visit www.facebook.com/opgaforks.

9am – 4pm                                 Fabric of the Forest Quilt Class: “Mysterious” – Department of Natural Resources Conference Room (please pre-register at PiecemakersQuiltClub.org)

10am – 5pm                            John’s Beachcombing Museum Special Early Season Opening

(143 Andersonville Ave.) Admission: General (18 and over) $5; Seniors $4; Veterans $2; Active duty military and their families Free; Kids 12-18 $2; Under-12 Free with an accompanying adult.

10am – 6pm                            Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show and Vendors – Forks High School Auxiliary Gym

10am – 6pm                            RainFest Book Sale, Friends of the Forks Library – Forks Library

10am – 6pm                            Library Make and Take. All ages, make a bag from a t-shirt – Forks Library

10am – 6pm                            Far West Art League Show and Sale – RAC Foyer

11am – 4pm                            Art for All Ages. FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

11am-1pm                                Plarn crochet with plastic bag yarn-FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

11am – 2pm                             Card Making-FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

11am -4 pm                             Artistic Finger Painting-FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

Noon – 1pm                               Crazy River Creatures Umbrella Parade: Route runs from the ICN building to E. Division St. and down the west-side sidewalk of Hwy 101 to Forks Outfitters (Thriftway). Bring your creature costumes!

Noon – 2 pm                           Free Rootbeer Floats courtesy of the Olympic Peninsula Guides’ Association –    Forks Outfitters (Thriftway)

Noon – 4pm                               Forever Twilight in Forks Collection, Rainforest Arts Center Alcove, 11 N. Forks                                                             Avenue

6pm – 7pm                              Forkestra – RAC

6pm – 9pm                              Doors open for the River & Ocean Film Festival – RAC

6pm – 9pm                              Clallam County Solid Waste Re-Imagination Contest on display. Contest winners announced during film festival intermission – RAC

7pm – 9pm                              River & Ocean Film Festival

Sunday, April 22

Noon – 4pm                               Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show and Vendors – Forks High School Auxiliary Gym

Noon – 4pm                            Fiber Arts/Spinning Circle – Rainforest Arts Center

Noon – 4pm                               Far West Art League Show and Sale – RAC Foyer

12:30pm – 3:30pm                   Cedar Weaving Class: Must pre-preregister to wgilmore@centurytel.net  – RAC

 

 

Sponsors:

City of Forks

Clallam County Literacy Council

Department of Natural Resources

Forks Chamber of Commerce

Forks Forum

Friends of Forks Library

North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC)

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuaries

Olympic National Park

Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition

Piecemakers Quilt Club

Quileute Nation

QVSD

Rainforest Council for the Arts

Sea Grant Washington

Washington CoastSavers

West End Historical Society

WOCA

Apr
22
Sun
2018 RainFest @ Forks, Washington
Apr 22 all-day

RainFest 2016

RainFest 2018

April 20-22

Forks, Washington and Coast Beaches

All events are free unless noted otherwise.

Friday, April 20

9am – 4pm                              Fabric of the Forest Quilt Class – “French Twist” Department of Natural Resources Conference Room (please pre-register at PiecemakersQuiltClub.org)

Noon – 4pm                               Forever Twilight in Forks Collection – RAC Alcove, 11 N. Forks Avenue

Noon – 6pm                            Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show and Vendors – Forks High School Auxiliary Gym

4pm – 6pm                                RainFest Book Sale, Friends of the Forks Library – Forks Library

7pm – 9:30pm                           Free Dance Lessons sponsored by the Rainforest Council for the Arts– RAC

7:30 – 9pm                                 Quilter’s Trunk Show & Lecture “Who is Doug Leko? Come find out!” Meet our                                                     featured quilter for 2018 – DNR Conference Room. Donation at door, appreciated                                                 but not required.

Saturday, April 21

All Day                                     FREE ENTRY at Olympic National Park to celebrate National Park Week

Morning                                  Washington Coast Cleanup sponsored by CoastSavers. Register online at: http://www.coastsavers.org

9am – Noon                             Umbrella Decorating hosted by WOCA. This year’s parade theme is “Crazy River Creatures.” Bring your creature costumes! – ICN Building at 71 N Spartan Ave. (Enter from the parking lot in back).

9am – Noon                             Children’s Book Giveaway. Hosted by the Clallam County Literacy Council – ICN Building

9am – 1pm                              Free River Floats by the Olympic Peninsula Guides’ Association. A shuttle to the river will be leaving frequently throughout the day from the Forks Outfitters (Thriftway) parking lot. For more details please visit www.facebook.com/opgaforks.

9am – 4pm                                 Fabric of the Forest Quilt Class: “Mysterious” – Department of Natural Resources Conference Room (please pre-register at PiecemakersQuiltClub.org)

10am – 5pm                            John’s Beachcombing Museum Special Early Season Opening

(143 Andersonville Ave.) Admission: General (18 and over) $5; Seniors $4; Veterans $2; Active duty military and their families Free; Kids 12-18 $2; Under-12 Free with an accompanying adult.

10am – 6pm                            Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show and Vendors – Forks High School Auxiliary Gym

10am – 6pm                            RainFest Book Sale, Friends of the Forks Library – Forks Library

10am – 6pm                            Library Make and Take. All ages, make a bag from a t-shirt – Forks Library

10am – 6pm                            Far West Art League Show and Sale – RAC Foyer

11am – 4pm                            Art for All Ages. FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

11am-1pm                                Plarn crochet with plastic bag yarn-FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

11am – 2pm                             Card Making-FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

11am -4 pm                             Artistic Finger Painting-FREE, supplies provided & teacher present – RAC

Noon – 1pm                               Crazy River Creatures Umbrella Parade: Route runs from the ICN building to E. Division St. and down the west-side sidewalk of Hwy 101 to Forks Outfitters (Thriftway). Bring your creature costumes!

Noon – 2 pm                           Free Rootbeer Floats courtesy of the Olympic Peninsula Guides’ Association –    Forks Outfitters (Thriftway)

Noon – 4pm                               Forever Twilight in Forks Collection, Rainforest Arts Center Alcove, 11 N. Forks                                                             Avenue

6pm – 7pm                              Forkestra – RAC

6pm – 9pm                              Doors open for the River & Ocean Film Festival – RAC

6pm – 9pm                              Clallam County Solid Waste Re-Imagination Contest on display. Contest winners announced during film festival intermission – RAC

7pm – 9pm                              River & Ocean Film Festival

Sunday, April 22

Noon – 4pm                               Fabric of the Forest Quilt Show and Vendors – Forks High School Auxiliary Gym

Noon – 4pm                            Fiber Arts/Spinning Circle – Rainforest Arts Center

Noon – 4pm                               Far West Art League Show and Sale – RAC Foyer

12:30pm – 3:30pm                   Cedar Weaving Class: Must pre-preregister to wgilmore@centurytel.net  – RAC

 

 

Sponsors:

City of Forks

Clallam County Literacy Council

Department of Natural Resources

Forks Chamber of Commerce

Forks Forum

Friends of Forks Library

North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee (NPC MRC)

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuaries

Olympic National Park

Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition

Piecemakers Quilt Club

Quileute Nation

QVSD

Rainforest Council for the Arts

Sea Grant Washington

Washington CoastSavers

West End Historical Society

WOCA

Jun
15
Fri
Raincon @ Rainforest Arts Center
Jun 15 all-day

Raincon 2018

It Came from Beyond the Forest

Raincon

June 15 thru June 17, 2018

Friday 4PM

6:30 p.m.Presentation Exploring the Roman Frontier-Mr Patrick Lowinger

Saturday 10AM -1 AM

Sunday 10AM-4PM

We’ll have:

Vendor booths for local comic shops and PNW-MADE comics.

Games

Costume Contest

Local Artist and Creatives

Geeky Movies

Fun Workshops

Food

Sponsored by Homeslice Take and Bake and the League of Extraordinary Gamers

 

Jun
16
Sat
Raincon @ Rainforest Arts Center
Jun 16 all-day

Raincon 2018

It Came from Beyond the Forest

Raincon

June 15 thru June 17, 2018

Friday 4PM

6:30 p.m.Presentation Exploring the Roman Frontier-Mr Patrick Lowinger

Saturday 10AM -1 AM

Sunday 10AM-4PM

We’ll have:

Vendor booths for local comic shops and PNW-MADE comics.

Games

Costume Contest

Local Artist and Creatives

Geeky Movies

Fun Workshops

Food

Sponsored by Homeslice Take and Bake and the League of Extraordinary Gamers

 

Jun
17
Sun
Raincon @ Rainforest Arts Center
Jun 17 all-day

Raincon 2018

It Came from Beyond the Forest

Raincon

June 15 thru June 17, 2018

Friday 4PM

6:30 p.m.Presentation Exploring the Roman Frontier-Mr Patrick Lowinger

Saturday 10AM -1 AM

Sunday 10AM-4PM

We’ll have:

Vendor booths for local comic shops and PNW-MADE comics.

Games

Costume Contest

Local Artist and Creatives

Geeky Movies

Fun Workshops

Food

Sponsored by Homeslice Take and Bake and the League of Extraordinary Gamers

 

Jun
30
Sat
Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July @ Forks, Washington
Jun 30 all-day

Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

”LONG LIVE AMERICA”

A great Independence Day celebration with breakfast, fun run, kiddies parade, Grand Parade, salmon bake, demolition derby, music in the park with fun events like an arts & crafts show, horseshoe & cribbage tourneys, frog jump, kiddie playday & more that concludes with a fantastic fireworks show on Tuesday night.

Come on out rain or shine!

2018 Parade Application -Click here to download PDF

Saturday, June 30th

8:30am Forks 4th of July Fun Run – Registration, Race begins at 9am at parking lot across from Forks Coffee Shop. Walk or Run 1 mile-5K-10K with proceeds benefitting Spartan Basketball Program; Entry Fee $10 (race only) or $20 for race and shirt. Pre-register by calling 360-780-0310 by June 20th. T-Shirts for pre-registered runners/walkers only.

9am-Done Archery Tag, Tillicum Park; $5 per person; Teams of 5. Ages 12 and up. Brought to you by Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July. Contact Mike Rowley for more details.

Monday, July 2nd

6pm Red, White and Blue Bingo, VFW Hall, 110 Spartan Ave; Doors open at 6pm, Bingo starts at 7pm; 360-640-2581

Tuesday, July 3rd

Judging of Window Decorating Contest for Businesses; Entries must be finished by 10am with winner announced Saturday at     Moonlight Madness. Sponsored by West End Business & Professional Association (WEB&PA); 360-374-3311

9am-1pm Entries accepted for Far West Art League Art, Photo & Craft Show, Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave; 360-460-5171. Entry forms available at Olympic Graphic Arts & Home Slice Take-n-Bake in Forks. 

9am (Registration), Tourney begins at 10am 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Forks High School Gym; Fundraiser for FHS Basketball Program; $10 per player; Boys and Girls Divisions. More info 360-780-0310

Independence Day ~ Wednesday, July 4th

8am Check-in for Grand Parade at Forks Outfitters parking lot

7-10am Elks Annual Forks 4th of July Breakfast, Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd, Cost: $8 Adults; $6 Kids & Seniors; 4 & Under – Free; 360-374-2524

10am Sign-ups & Judging (optional) starts for Kiddies Parade, Peninsula College parking lot, 481 S. Forks Ave,360-640-8211

10am-4pm Far West Art League Art, Photo & Craft Show, Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave; 360-460-5171

10:30am Final Entries & Judging begins for Grand Parade

11:30am Line Up, Kiddies Parade, Peninsula College parking lot, 481 S. Forks Ave, sponsored by Forks Emblem Club; 360-640-8211

11:45am Kiddies Parade begins, Peninsula College

Noon FORKS GRAND PARADE begins from Forks Outfitters parking lot

1-3pm Dodgeball Tournament – a Forks Wrestling Fundraiser at Tennis Courts, Tillicum Park, Entry Fee $40 per team; Ages 12 and up, Pre-register by phone or at event; 360-640-4085

1-4pm Salmon Bake, Tillicum Park, sponsored by the Forks Lions Club, Cost TBA; 360-640-2062

** Are you a veteran? Ask about the “Buy A Veteran A Lunch” program when you eat at participating vendors in the Park after the parade! Please call 360-374-3311 for more information **

2-5pm Forks Visitor Information Center OPEN, 1411 S. Forks Ave; 360-374-2531

2-5pm Forks Timber Museum OPEN, 1421 S. Forks Ave; 360-374-9663

3pm Demolition Derby, Tillicum Park Arena, gates open at 2pm – Tickets: $10 at gate or buy in advance at Forks Youth League Fireworks Stand located at the corner of Forks Avenue & Bogachiel Way

6-7pm Patriotic Readers Theater, VFW Hall, 110 Spartan Ave; Come for a presentation on why we celebrate our independence! FREE

Dusk FORKS FIREWORKS DISPLAY begins at Tillicum Park

Friday, July 6th

5pm Bean Bag Toss, Tillicum Park, Entry Fee $30 with 1/2 going to Make-A-Wish Foundation; 360-870-1100 to pre-register

Saturday, July 7th

8:30am Horseshoe Tournament Sign-Ups at Tillicum Park, Tourney begins at 9am; Entry Fee $10; 360-374-5323 after 3pm

10am-3pm Forks Open Aire Market; Umpqua Bank Parking Lot, 1020 S. Forks Ave; 360-374-6918

10am-7pm Far West Art League Art, Photo & Craft Show, Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave; 360-460-5171

5pm Frog Jump, Tillicum Park; 360-640-8169

6pm Cribbage Tournament, VFW Hall, S. Spartan Ave., Entry Fee $6; 360-374-5534

6-8pm Taste of Forks Grill Off; Forks Assembly of God, 81 Huckleberry Ln., Entry Fee: $10 per person, $20 per family. 360-374-6909

6-10pm Street Dance; Forks True Value Parking Lot; Sponsored by Forks Abuse; 360-374-6411

7-9pm Far West Art League Art, Photo & Craft Show, Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave; 360-374-5137

7-10pm Forks Open Aire Market, Downtown Forks; 360-374-6918

7-11pm Moonlight Madness at Forks Area Merchants Forks Ave closed between Calawah and Bogachiel featuring music, vendors, fun for the kids and more! Sponsored by WEBPA; 360-374-3311

Sunday, July 8th

Noon-2pm Kiddies Play Day at Tillicum Park, sponsored by the Forks Lions Club; 360-640-3123/360-780-2032

Noon-4pm Far West Art League Art, Photo & Craft Show, Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave; 360-460-5171

 

Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July Committee

Contact Information: Chairman, Mark Soderlind

Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July Committee

PO Box 881 • Forks, WA 98331 • (360) 640-4298 or (360) 640-8211

soderlind@centurylink.net