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Polar Bear Plunge 2019 @ Lake Pleasent Community Beach
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am


Polar Bear Plunge 2019

January 1st, at 10:00 Am

Lake Pleasant Community Beach

Start the new year off with the Polar Bear Dip!!!

All are welcome to participate.

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Adventure Travel Series @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Adventure Travel Series @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Bogachiel Garden Club Meetings @ Forks Community Center
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bogachiel Garden Club

The Bogachiel Garden Club Meetings

Every 3rd Wednesday

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Come meet and plan beautiful happenings

September 19, 2018- Summer Successes and Woes

October 17, 2018 – Horticulture Show with Billie Fitch

November 14, 2018 – A taste of herb samples of cooking with herbs

December 19, 2018 – Facinators (hat making) with Tina Adams

January 16, 2019 – Recycle, Repurose and Reused Share time

February 20, 2019- Edible Wild Plants with Jessica Latourelle

March 20, 2019 Minature designs with Pat Grimes

April 17, 2019 – Health and Heather with Karla Lotz (plants for sale)

May 15, 2019 – Native Plants with plants for sale by Lissa Bennett, Quilcene Nursery

June 19, 2019 –  Garden Party Potluck at 631 5th Ave with surprise speaker


In addition, the club sponsors the Annual High Tea on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Assembly of God Church. Donations accepted for this event.



Adventure Travel Series @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bogachiel Garden Club Annual Tea @ Assembly of God Church
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bogachiel Garden Club Annual Tea

Jan 19, 2019 1pm to  3pm

Forks Assembly of God Church

Love a Slug with Cori Carlton

Master Gardener & Master Recycler Composter Program Manager

$12 Donation


Free Entrance Days @ Olympic National Park
Jan 21 all-day

Hoh Rainforest


Free Entrance to Olympic National Park

 The National Park Service announced today that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, including Olympic National Park, without entrance fees, on four days in 2019.

The 2019 entrance fee-free days are:

  • January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 20: First Day of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 28th:National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

“National parks connect all of us with our country’s amazing nature, culture and history,” said National Park Service Deputy Director Michael T. Reynolds. “The days that we designate as fee free for national parks mark opportunities for the public to participate in service projects, enjoy ranger-led programs, or just spend time with family and friends exploring these diverse and special places. We hope that these fee-free days offer visitors an extra incentive to enjoy their national parks in 2019.”

Learn more at www.nps.gov.


Adventure Travel Series @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“The Decline of the Big Leaf Maple” @ Olympic NaturalFResource Center
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

“The Decline of the Big Leaf Maple”

Our next Evening Talk is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 25th.  We are fortunate to have Dr. Daniel Omdal,                   Forest Pathologist for Washington State Department of Natural Resources Wildfire Division. Join us at 7:00 pm       in the ONRC’s Hemlock Forest Room for another great Evening Talk.

Title:  Western Washington Forest Health with a Focus on the Decline of Bigleaf Maple.

As of the end of 2018, there has been no sign of recovery of sick and dying Bigleaf Maple though Western Washington.   Forest pathologists at Washington’s DNR have been investigating the increase in symptoms and mortality in the Bigleaf Maple trees since 2011.   Dr. Omdal will discuss the results of a recently completed Masters Project from the University of Washington, which investigated the spatial patterns and environmental variable associated with the decline.   An update on Swiss Needle Cast Disease and its impacts on Douglas-fir will also be provided during the Evening Talk.

Please join us for our first Evening Talk of 2019!   Evening Talks at ONRC is funded through the Rosmond Forestry Education Fund, an endowment that honors the contributions of Fred Rosmond and his family to forestry and the Forks community.    Refreshments will be served and a potluck of your favorite dessert is encouraged.  For more information contact:  Frank Hanson at 374-4556 or fsh2@uw.edu.

WEST END DAYS @ Kalaloch Lodge
Feb 8 all-day

West End Days

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Presented by the Jefferson County Historical Society, the annual West End Weekend will return to*CANCELEDKalaloch Lodge,*CANCELED*CANCELED*

 *CANCELED*February 8-10, 2019*CANCELED*

We have already confirmed Steve Shively for a presentation on the NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary 3PM Saturday in the Becker Room at the Lodge. And a TBD presentation on Saturday, 10:00 am at the Peak 6 Store will also be featured.

A nature hike on the Hoh River, lead by Bill Roney, is not to be missed.

As always, West End residents will again be invited to have their stories recorded throughout the weekend by the JCHS Oral History Team. The recordings become part of the oral history collection housed at the JCHS Research Center.

Contact JCHS at 360-385-1003 for more information or to schedule an oral history interview.