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Oct
31
Wed
Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission – 2018 TOURISM SUMMIT @ Vern Burton Center
Oct 31 all-day

For the last few years, the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission’s Annual Tourism Summit has focused on developing our shoulder season business, better communicating our authentic sense of place, and deepening our local and regional collaborations, the “rising tide lifts all boats” idea.

It seems to be working. The Olympic Peninsula is coming off an incredibly busy summer. We’re seeing our visitors coming sooner in the year and staying later in the year. And sometimes, it even seems there are just a few too many visitors! So, what’s next?

How do we start to envision the future, together? What’s working? Where are the gaps? How do we look to grow tourism to the Olympic Peninsula in a thoughtful and sustainable way? What does that next chapter look like?

WEDNESDAY, October 31     

12:30PM Olympic Culinary Loop “Lunch and Learn” at Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles

“Cultivating Sustainable Agritourism All Around the Loop”

Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

(requires separate registration)

4:30PM    Halloween Happy Hour Pub Crawl in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 1 Tourism Summit: THURSDAY, Nov 1

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase

Join your colleagues for coffee and conversation. “Early bird” giveaways will be special early in the morning, but you must be here early to get your name in the drawing! Meet with representatives from across the region to learn more about what’s new in their areas and in the industry, as well as what is new in our vendors’ worlds.

9:00AM                   Welcoming Remarks and Opening Session

9:45AM                   Morning Session

                                  The New Tourism Marketing for Washington State

Mike Moe, Managing Director, Washington Tourism Alliance

2018 marked a significant milestone for Washington’s tourism industry, as the legislature unanimously supported tourism marketing legislation to reestablish statewide tourism marketing. Hear from the Washington Tourism Alliance representative to learn what’s being done, and what is planned for the future.

10:15                        Coffee Break

10:30AM                Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment

Paul Ouimet, Managing Director, DestinationNEXT, Destinations International

Having completed a 360-degree destination assessment survey for the Olympic Peninsula, learn about the findings, along with major findings from a recent Future Study and industry trends. This will be the kick-off portion to the day-long workshop.

12:30PM                 Luncheon Session

                                 Program: Coping with Success

    Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

America’s National Parks are on every outdoor-oriented traveler’s bucket List. Our beloved Olympic National Park is the 8th most visited National Park in the US. At a time when travelers are rushing to see spaces before they vanish or change forever, how do we cope with the unintended consequences of that success?

2:00PM                   Vendor Showcase

2:45PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop continues…..

Our workshop continues in the afternoon with breakout discussion sessions and roll-up-your-sleeves planning. Our goal is to identify key issues, strategic implications and potential responses to the data presented by Destination NEXT.

4:30PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop Concludes

                                                 Next Steps… Discuss Follow-Up Actions / Closing Remarks

5:00PM                   Wrap Up

5:30PM                   Networking Reception

                                 Celebrating the Olympic Discovery Trail @ Red Lion Crab House, Port Angeles

7:00PM                   Independent Dinner in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 2 Tourism Summit: FRIDAY, Nov 2

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase Open

8:30AM                   Plenary Welcome and Introduction of the Learning Labs

8:45AM                   Learning Lab Sessions

Opportunity to pick two peer-to-peer learning sessions for hands on learning and dialogue on areas of interest to you.

  • Practical Steps for Sustainable Tourism on the Olympic Peninsula
  • Best Practices for Visitor Center and Volunteer Management
  • The New Google & How It Impacts Your Business
  • “Show Me the Money” – Funding Strategies and Considerations

10:00AM                Coffee Break

10:00AM                Panel: Working with Social Media Influencers

11:30AM                Closing Remarks, Recognition, and Thank Yous

Grab-N-Go or Stay-N-Eat Lunch

Attendees are invited to stay and dine informally with associates, continue conversations, or if they need to leave, take lunch with them.

Nov
1
Thu
Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission – 2018 TOURISM SUMMIT @ Vern Burton Center
Nov 1 all-day

For the last few years, the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission’s Annual Tourism Summit has focused on developing our shoulder season business, better communicating our authentic sense of place, and deepening our local and regional collaborations, the “rising tide lifts all boats” idea.

It seems to be working. The Olympic Peninsula is coming off an incredibly busy summer. We’re seeing our visitors coming sooner in the year and staying later in the year. And sometimes, it even seems there are just a few too many visitors! So, what’s next?

How do we start to envision the future, together? What’s working? Where are the gaps? How do we look to grow tourism to the Olympic Peninsula in a thoughtful and sustainable way? What does that next chapter look like?

WEDNESDAY, October 31     

12:30PM Olympic Culinary Loop “Lunch and Learn” at Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles

“Cultivating Sustainable Agritourism All Around the Loop”

Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

(requires separate registration)

4:30PM    Halloween Happy Hour Pub Crawl in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 1 Tourism Summit: THURSDAY, Nov 1

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase

Join your colleagues for coffee and conversation. “Early bird” giveaways will be special early in the morning, but you must be here early to get your name in the drawing! Meet with representatives from across the region to learn more about what’s new in their areas and in the industry, as well as what is new in our vendors’ worlds.

9:00AM                   Welcoming Remarks and Opening Session

9:45AM                   Morning Session

                                  The New Tourism Marketing for Washington State

Mike Moe, Managing Director, Washington Tourism Alliance

2018 marked a significant milestone for Washington’s tourism industry, as the legislature unanimously supported tourism marketing legislation to reestablish statewide tourism marketing. Hear from the Washington Tourism Alliance representative to learn what’s being done, and what is planned for the future.

10:15                        Coffee Break

10:30AM                Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment

Paul Ouimet, Managing Director, DestinationNEXT, Destinations International

Having completed a 360-degree destination assessment survey for the Olympic Peninsula, learn about the findings, along with major findings from a recent Future Study and industry trends. This will be the kick-off portion to the day-long workshop.

12:30PM                 Luncheon Session

                                 Program: Coping with Success

    Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

America’s National Parks are on every outdoor-oriented traveler’s bucket List. Our beloved Olympic National Park is the 8th most visited National Park in the US. At a time when travelers are rushing to see spaces before they vanish or change forever, how do we cope with the unintended consequences of that success?

2:00PM                   Vendor Showcase

2:45PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop continues…..

Our workshop continues in the afternoon with breakout discussion sessions and roll-up-your-sleeves planning. Our goal is to identify key issues, strategic implications and potential responses to the data presented by Destination NEXT.

4:30PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop Concludes

                                                 Next Steps… Discuss Follow-Up Actions / Closing Remarks

5:00PM                   Wrap Up

5:30PM                   Networking Reception

                                 Celebrating the Olympic Discovery Trail @ Red Lion Crab House, Port Angeles

7:00PM                   Independent Dinner in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 2 Tourism Summit: FRIDAY, Nov 2

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase Open

8:30AM                   Plenary Welcome and Introduction of the Learning Labs

8:45AM                   Learning Lab Sessions

Opportunity to pick two peer-to-peer learning sessions for hands on learning and dialogue on areas of interest to you.

  • Practical Steps for Sustainable Tourism on the Olympic Peninsula
  • Best Practices for Visitor Center and Volunteer Management
  • The New Google & How It Impacts Your Business
  • “Show Me the Money” – Funding Strategies and Considerations

10:00AM                Coffee Break

10:00AM                Panel: Working with Social Media Influencers

11:30AM                Closing Remarks, Recognition, and Thank Yous

Grab-N-Go or Stay-N-Eat Lunch

Attendees are invited to stay and dine informally with associates, continue conversations, or if they need to leave, take lunch with them.

Nov
2
Fri
Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission – 2018 TOURISM SUMMIT @ Vern Burton Center
Nov 2 all-day

For the last few years, the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission’s Annual Tourism Summit has focused on developing our shoulder season business, better communicating our authentic sense of place, and deepening our local and regional collaborations, the “rising tide lifts all boats” idea.

It seems to be working. The Olympic Peninsula is coming off an incredibly busy summer. We’re seeing our visitors coming sooner in the year and staying later in the year. And sometimes, it even seems there are just a few too many visitors! So, what’s next?

How do we start to envision the future, together? What’s working? Where are the gaps? How do we look to grow tourism to the Olympic Peninsula in a thoughtful and sustainable way? What does that next chapter look like?

WEDNESDAY, October 31     

12:30PM Olympic Culinary Loop “Lunch and Learn” at Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles

“Cultivating Sustainable Agritourism All Around the Loop”

Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

(requires separate registration)

4:30PM    Halloween Happy Hour Pub Crawl in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 1 Tourism Summit: THURSDAY, Nov 1

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase

Join your colleagues for coffee and conversation. “Early bird” giveaways will be special early in the morning, but you must be here early to get your name in the drawing! Meet with representatives from across the region to learn more about what’s new in their areas and in the industry, as well as what is new in our vendors’ worlds.

9:00AM                   Welcoming Remarks and Opening Session

9:45AM                   Morning Session

                                  The New Tourism Marketing for Washington State

Mike Moe, Managing Director, Washington Tourism Alliance

2018 marked a significant milestone for Washington’s tourism industry, as the legislature unanimously supported tourism marketing legislation to reestablish statewide tourism marketing. Hear from the Washington Tourism Alliance representative to learn what’s being done, and what is planned for the future.

10:15                        Coffee Break

10:30AM                Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment

Paul Ouimet, Managing Director, DestinationNEXT, Destinations International

Having completed a 360-degree destination assessment survey for the Olympic Peninsula, learn about the findings, along with major findings from a recent Future Study and industry trends. This will be the kick-off portion to the day-long workshop.

12:30PM                 Luncheon Session

                                 Program: Coping with Success

    Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

America’s National Parks are on every outdoor-oriented traveler’s bucket List. Our beloved Olympic National Park is the 8th most visited National Park in the US. At a time when travelers are rushing to see spaces before they vanish or change forever, how do we cope with the unintended consequences of that success?

2:00PM                   Vendor Showcase

2:45PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop continues…..

Our workshop continues in the afternoon with breakout discussion sessions and roll-up-your-sleeves planning. Our goal is to identify key issues, strategic implications and potential responses to the data presented by Destination NEXT.

4:30PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop Concludes

                                                 Next Steps… Discuss Follow-Up Actions / Closing Remarks

5:00PM                   Wrap Up

5:30PM                   Networking Reception

                                 Celebrating the Olympic Discovery Trail @ Red Lion Crab House, Port Angeles

7:00PM                   Independent Dinner in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 2 Tourism Summit: FRIDAY, Nov 2

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase Open

8:30AM                   Plenary Welcome and Introduction of the Learning Labs

8:45AM                   Learning Lab Sessions

Opportunity to pick two peer-to-peer learning sessions for hands on learning and dialogue on areas of interest to you.

  • Practical Steps for Sustainable Tourism on the Olympic Peninsula
  • Best Practices for Visitor Center and Volunteer Management
  • The New Google & How It Impacts Your Business
  • “Show Me the Money” – Funding Strategies and Considerations

10:00AM                Coffee Break

10:00AM                Panel: Working with Social Media Influencers

11:30AM                Closing Remarks, Recognition, and Thank Yous

Grab-N-Go or Stay-N-Eat Lunch

Attendees are invited to stay and dine informally with associates, continue conversations, or if they need to leave, take lunch with them.

Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am

 

Family Storytime

This story time series will take place Friday September 14 and every Friday through May 31, 2019

Family Storytimes feature 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.

The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Avenue South. For more information about storytimes and other programs for youth, visit www.nols.org, call 360.374.6402, or email Youth@nols.org.

 

 

 

Books & Cookies
Nov 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Books & Cookies

Books and Cookies: a book discussion group for 5th & 6th graders

 

Fifth and Sixth Graders! Want to hang out and talk about books? Join friends new and old for Books & Cookies at the Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System! Talk about books, characters, and authors YOU love! Share and discuss your favorite titles with others and hear about new books that you may want to read in the future. There will be cookies, book conversations, and fun with friends!

This “just for fun” book group is for students in the 5th and 6th grades. Meet at the Forks Branch Library, at 3:30pm on the first Friday of each month beginning October 5.

DANCE LESSONS ARE BACK @ Forks Congregational Church Fellowship Hall
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm

DANCE LESSONS ARE BACK!

Dance lessons will be held at the Forks Congregational Church in the Fellowship Hall.  There is no cost, but donations are welcomed to help offset traveling expense for our teachers, Terry and Jane.

Dates for the lessons are October 19th, November 2nd, 16th and 30th

Beginners are always welcome!  No partner required!

Come join us!

Nov
3
Sat
GOT TURKEY? @ Forks Outfitters-Ace Hardware
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm

WIN A TURKEY!

 BRING YOUR BLUE TICKETS TO ENTER!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, 10TH AND 17TH AT 1:00 P.M.

AT THE ENTRANCE OF FORKS OUTFITTERS-ACE HARDWARE

NOLS PRESENTS: ALL ABOUT RAVELRY.COM AT THE FORKS LIBRARY @ Forks Branch Library
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm

The Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System will present All About Ravelry.com on:

Saturday, November 3rd at 1:00 p,m.

Local fiber guru, Jessica Mishler, will demonstrate how to utilize all of the resources offered on Ravelry.com.  Please join us!

Nov
7
Wed
Film Screenings-Forks Campus of Peninsula College @ Peninsula College, Forks Campus
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm

PENINSULA COLLEGE PRESENTS:

TWO FILM SCREENINGS- FORKS CAMPUS

Peninsula College and Quileute Youth and Family Intervention invite the community to screenings of two documentaries about the emerging science of adversity; how high doses of stress during childhood get into our bodies, change our brains and lead to lifelong health and social problems.

Paper Tigers:  Wednesday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m.

Resilience:  The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope:  Wednesday, November 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Screenings are free and opened to the public.

Nov
8
Thu
FORKS BRANCH FIRST FEDERAL MANAGER MEET AND GREET @ First Federal Bank, Forks Branch
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

MEET AND GREET

Please join us for our Forks Branch Meet and Greet of our new Branch Manager, Kelly McConnell!

Thursday, November 8th

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

First Federal, Forks Branch

131 Calawah Way

Serving appetizers, desserts, beverages

There will be giveaways and a fantastic door prize filled with items from our local businesses.  We look forward to seeing you there!