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Events

Jan
21
Mon
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.

 

Jan
25
Fri
Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Jan 25 @ 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.

 

 

 

Adventure Travel Series @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Magic Of Cinema: “I am Not Your Negro” @ Peninsula College
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm

Magic Of Cinema: I am Not Your Negro

 

This documentary is based largely on Civil Rights writer James Baldwin’s personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends- Medgar Evers, Malcom X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.

 

“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.

Jan
26
Sat
Winterfest-German Dinner @ Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Winterfest-German Dinner

With Uli’s Famous Sausage

It’s time for Winterfest – German Bratwurst dinner – with Uli’s Famous Sausages brought over from Pike Place Market. Come join us for dinner as all are welcome. We’ll have the brats, spaetzle, sauerkraut, sweet kraut salad, salad, apple cakes, and some good rootbeer. By donation and all of the donations go to the Church.

Feb
1
Fri
Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Feb 1 @ 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.

 

 

 

Feb
2
Sat
FREE TAX PREPARATION @ Forks City Hall Council Chambers
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

FREE TAX PREPARATION

IRS-certified volunteers provide free tax preparation and e-filing
for low-and-middle-income taxpayers of all ages.

FORKS CITY HALL
Council Chambers; 500 East Division Street

Every-other-Saturday, from 10am—3pm:
(February 2 & 16, March 2 , 16 & 30,and April 13)

No appointment is required. First-come, first-served.
Contact Hearst Coen, 360-452-6541, if you have any questions.

Please bring the following with you to the TAX-AIDE site:

Photo ID (required)
Social Security Cards for taxpayer, spouse, and dependents (required)
Documentation of health insurance coverage for everyone on the tax return.
Bring Form 1095, if received.
W-2s, 1099s and all documents necessary to complete your 2018 return
Bank check with routing and account numbers, if direct deposit desired
Your 2017 Tax Return

The TAX-AIDE program is sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation.

Feb
8
Fri
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.

Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Feb 8 @ 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.