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Events

Jun
14
Fri
Studium West Presents Dr. Janet Lucas @ Peninsula College Forks
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm

Friday, June 14, 2019  6:30 pm

Peninsula College Forks 481 S. Forks Ave

Studium West is a free community lecture series sponsored by Peninsula College

Jun
15
Sat
Build A Birdhouse @ Forks Branch Library
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm

Build a home for the birds!  The Forks Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will kick off the Summer Reading Program with a birdhouse building event on Saturday, June 15 at 2pm.  Library staff and volunteers will lead this hands-on building workshop and participants will walk away with a completed birdhouse.  An adult must accompany children under the age of 8.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own hammers (if they have them), but, the library will also have hammers available for use.

Lumber was generously provided by Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel Building Supply. The Country Woodwright cut the lumber to create over 300 kits for the program.

More About the Summer Reading Program

The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories.  This summertime celebration, which encourages children to keep reading during the summer break from school, features a reading challenge with fabulous prizes, and a multitude of events for all ages.  Research shows that children who do not read during the summer experience “summer slide” and may lose up to a month of the instructional knowledge they gained during the previous school year.  Library summer reading programs have been shown to help alleviate the “summer slide” by providing access to books, enrichment activities, and encouraging young people to keep reading.  The 2019 Summer Reading Program runs June 15 through August 17.

The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the Friends of the Library at all four NOLS libraries.  For more information about the Summer Reading Program and other events, visit www.nols.org/srp, call 360.417.8500, or email discover@nols.org.  The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 South Forks Avenue.

 

Jun
18
Tue
Forks History and More @ First Congregational Church
Jun 18 @ 11:30 am

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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, these historical presentations will be brought to you at the First Congregational Church,  a short board meeting Timber Museum Board meets at 11:30 a.m. and the WEHS meeting starts at noon.

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, “Let’s Go Truckin,” 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

Jun
19
Wed
The Bogachiel Garden Club Meetings @ Forks Community Center
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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.

 

 

Jun
20
Thu
Yoga Storytime @ Clallam Bay Branch Library
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm

3…2…1…blast-off! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is offering two special Yoga Storytime in Space programs in June. Get ready to move at the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Thursday, June 20 at 1pm, and the Forks Branch Library on Tuesday, June 25 at 2pm. During this action-filled yoga storytime, children and caregivers will explore outer space with imagination and movement. Prepare to visit a galaxy far, far away during this highly interactive storytime.
Yoga Storytime is a full body experience that builds early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! This interactive storytime will feature stories, songs, yoga poses, and breathing exercises for children and their caregivers. No yoga experience necessary!
More About the Summer Reading Program
The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. This summertime celebration, which encourages children to keep reading during the summer break from school, features a reading challenge with fabulous prizes, and a multitude of events for all ages. Research shows that children who do not read during the summer experience “summer slide” and may lose up to a month of the instructional knowledge they gained during the previous school year. Library summer reading programs have been shown to help alleviate the “summer slide” by providing access to books, enrichment activities, and encouraging young people to keep reading. The 2019 Summer Reading Program runs      June 15 through August 17.

Jun
21
Fri
Virtual Reality NOLS Summer Reading Program 2019 @ Forks Branch Library
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

As part of the North Olympic Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories, check out Virtual Reality at the Library! Adults and teens 13 and older can experience immersive and interactive 360° video using Oculus Rift and Go headsets. Explore America’s National Parks, The Body, Mars Odyssey, Star Chart, Everest, and more! Virtual Reality (VR) sessions will be held at the Forks Branch Library on Friday, June 21 and July 5 from 12-4pm, and the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Saturday, July 13 from 1-4pm. These drop-in VR experiences will be about 15-20 minutes per user and are on a first-come, first-served basis with a waiting list if needed.
Using VR has potential safety concerns; participants must be 13 years or older (no exceptions). Adult participants must sign a release waiver, and participants aged 13 to 17 must have a parent signed release waiver. Waivers are available to download at nols.org/virtual-reality, or can be picked up at NOLS branches.
Virtual Reality programming is part of a partnership with the Washington State Library, Oculus, and the University of Washington Information School to bring educational opportunities to library communities around the state. Additional funding for this program comes from the Friends of the Library groups.

Jun
22
Sat
Free Workshop: Composting in the Home & Community Garden @ Forks Community Garden Founders Way
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm

Free Workshop: Composting in the Home & Community Garden

Join us at the Forks Community Garden on Saturday, June 22 at noon where Clallam County Waste Reduction Coordinator, Megan Davis will provide information to help home gardeners integrate composting into any size garden or space as well as discuss how to maintain and benefit from composting at the community garden.

She will provide an introduction to composting and its many benefits. She will also share space-saving techniques such as grow heaps, trench composting, and worm bins, for recycling yard and food waste right back into gardening areas, capturing valuable organic matter and nutrients that plants need for good growing.

Attendees may bring a lunch. The presentations are free and open to the public. For questions, call 360-417-2000 ext 2026

Forks Community Garden is located off Founders Way, behind the Bogachiel Clinic.

 

Jun
24
Mon
Read and Eat Gathering @ Clallam Bay Branch Library
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm

A Read and Eat Gathering will take place on Monday, June 24 at 6:30pm at the Clallam Bay Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS).  Checkout an Italian cookbook and prepare a dish to share at the gathering! Come hungry and ready to discuss your chosen cookbook! Bringing your own place setting is also encouraged, but not required. Here are some suggested titles for the current theme:

  • Autentico: Cooking Italian, the Authentic Way by Rolando Beramendi
  • Scott Conant’s New Italian Cooking: More than 125 Recipes for Everyday Eating, Relaxed Weekend Cooking, and Elegant entertaining by Scott Conant
  • Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes by Giada De Laurentiis
  • Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours by Mario Batali

 

For more information about this and other events happening at the Library, visit www.nols.org, email Discover@nols.org, or call 360.963.2414.  The Clallam Bay Branch Library is located at 16990 Highway 112 in Clallam Bay.

Jun
25
Tue
Yoga Storytime @ Forks Branch Library
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm

3…2…1…blast-off! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is offering two special Yoga Storytime in Space programs in June. Get ready to move at the Clallam Bay Branch Library on Thursday, June 20 at 1pm, and the Forks Branch Library on Tuesday, June 25 at 2pm. During this action-filled yoga storytime, children and caregivers will explore outer space with imagination and movement. Prepare to visit a galaxy far, far away during this highly interactive storytime.
Yoga Storytime is a full body experience that builds early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! This interactive storytime will feature stories, songs, yoga poses, and breathing exercises for children and their caregivers. No yoga experience necessary!

More About the Summer Reading Program
The theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. This summertime celebration, which encourages children to keep reading during the summer break from school, features a reading challenge with fabulous prizes, and a multitude of events for all ages. Research shows that children who do not read during the summer experience “summer slide” and may lose up to a month of the instructional knowledge they gained during the previous school year. Library summer reading programs have been shown to help alleviate the “summer
slide” by providing access to books, enrichment activities, and encouraging young people to keep reading. The 2019 Summer Reading Program runs June 15 through August 17.

The Summer Reading Program is generously supported by the Friends of the Library at all four NOLS libraries. For more information about the Summer Reading Program and other events, visit www.nols.org/srp, call 360.417.8500, or email discover@nols.org. The Clallam Bay Branch Library is located at 16990 Highway 112. The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 South Forks Avenue.

League of Women Voters Public Forum @ DNR Headquarters
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm

Clallam County League of Women Voters announces candidate forum in Forks

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Clallam County will present a free public forum at the DNR Olympic Region Headquarters, 411 Tillicum Lane, Forks, at 6pm on Tuesday, June 25, featuring candidates for Forks City Council Position 5 and candidates for Charter Review Commission, District 3.

The Forks City Council race will appear on the August primary ballot because there are more than two candidates running for this office. The top two vote-getters will advance to the general election in November.

Although the Charter Review Commission (CRC) election will appear on the November general election ballot, CRC candidates forums are being presented in all three districts this summer to give voters more time to learn about the CRC and the candidates.

City Council candidates who have confirmed their attendance are Mike Gilstrap and Christiana E. Kohout. Danny Smith is tentatively planning to attend. Charter Review Commission who have confirmed their attendance are Brian Hunter, Kenneth P. Reandeau, Rod Fleck, Therese (Tree) Stokan and Andrew T. May. Lisa Unger is tentatively planning to attend. Candidates who cannot attend have been given the option to send a representative to read their opening and closing statements.

League volunteers will video-record this forum, and within a week or two of the event, a link to the recording will be available at the League’s website: www.lwvcla.org.