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Aug
31
Sat
Hot Thunder Nite @ Rainforest Arts Center
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hot Thunder Nite CRUISE-IN

 August 31th, 2019 4-9 pm

Rainforest Arts Center Plaza, Downtown Forks

Live Music Vendors Food Beer Garden

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Any and all vehicles welcome with designated areas for cars, trucks, big rigs and motorcycles!

Downtown streets will be blocked for angled parking so register in advance for the best location for your vehicle.  Registration is only $10 for cars, trucks & big rigs and $5 for motorcycles.

Award for People’s Choice!

See westendthunder.com for more information

Sep
4
Wed
Town Hall Meeting @ Rainforest Arts Center
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm

Rep. Derek Kilmer plans town hall meetings including one in Forks, as well as a telephone town hall, in the coming weeks. Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, represents the 6th Congressional District which includes the North Olympic Peninsula.

The town hall meeting in Forks will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Rainforest Arts Center, 35 N. Forks Ave. The door will open 30 minutes before the meeting begins.

It is the only meeting planned this round on the Peninsula. Kilmer held town hall meetings earlier this year in Port Angeles and Quilcene.

The telephone town hall will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 9.

Residents of the 6th District who would like to join the call can send an email to kilmer.teletownhall@mail.house.gov with their names, addresses, and phone numbers by Sept. 8.

Those who sign up before the deadline will receive a phone call on Sept. 9 inviting them to the telephone town hall, Kilmer said.

“I work for the people I represent and it’s important to me that I get opportunities to hear directly from you,” Kilmer said.

“I hope folks will be able to join one of my upcoming town halls to share their ideas and concerns.”

Other town hall meetings are planned Aug. 26 in Westport, Aug. 29 in Kingston and Sept. 3 in Gig Harbor.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Oct
9
Wed
Hickory Shirt / Heritage Days @ Forks
Oct 9 all-day

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Hickory Shirt / Heritage Days

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
12:00 PM
West End Historical – Congregational Church – John Tylczak talking about his Kinsey-esk photos – why and how he did them
6:00 PM
Evening Storytime for the whole family at the Forks Library
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7:30 AM
Pioneer Logger Award and Program – West End Business at Congregational Church
9:00 AM
Logging and Mill Tour-Forks Visitor Center-limited space-reserve at 360-374-2531
12:00 PM
Heidi Oberfranc – Homesteading in Modern Times – Chamber Lunch – Blakeslee’s
Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Homesteading Stories/Poems/Modern Day Homesteading sharing time at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:00 PM
The General – film at the Rainforest Arts Center – refreshments – by donation
Friday, October 11, 2019
10:30 AM
Family Storytime at the Forks Library
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Forkestra at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:30 PM
“A String of Stories about Aprons & Those Who Wore Them” by Rainforest Players at the Rainforest Arts Center
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spinners and Knitters at the Forks Timber Museum
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Art Show in the Rainforest Arts Center Lobby
12:00 PM
Log Truck Parade on Forks Avenue ending at the Forks Timber Museum during sawing demonstrations
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Family events at the Library – check for times and ages
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sawing Demonstrations at the Forks Timber Museum with drag saws and more
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Beginner Class at the RAC by Quileute Tribal Elder Philip Ward – $25 – sign up – 360-640-0359
1:00 PM
Dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the Forks Transit Center with music by the NW Navy Band
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
All ages Art at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:00 PM
Dance at the Rainforest Arts Center
Sunday, October 13, 2019
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spinners and Knitters at the Forks Timber Museum
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Art Show in the Rainforest Arts Center Lobby
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Level 2 Class at the RAC by Quileute Tribal Elder Philip Ward – $25 – sign up – 360-640-0359
3:00 PM
Little Logger Contest at Forks Outfitters Pumpkin Patch

NOTE:  Schedule subject to change without notice

Other Hickory Shirt things about town:

  • Everyone wear your hickory shirts and show your support of our Logging Past and Present
  • Watch for the Hickory Shirt match up in the Forks Forum – you’ll see some familiar shirts
  • Week-long display at the Forks Library
Oct
10
Thu
Hickory Shirt / Heritage Days @ Forks
Oct 10 all-day

 

Hickory Shirt / Heritage Days

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Hickory Shirt Heritage Days Schedule 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
12:00 PM
West End Historical – Congregational Church – John Tylczak talking about his Kinsey-esk photos – why and how he did them
6:00 PM
Evening Storytime for the whole family at the Forks Library
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7:30 AM
Pioneer Logger Award and Program – West End Business at Congregational Church
9:00 AM
Logging and Mill Tour – Forks Visitor Center – limited space – reserve at 360-374-2531
12:00 PM
Heidi Oberfranc – Homesteading in Modern Times – Chamber Lunch – Blakeslee’s
Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Homesteading Stories/Poems/Modern Day Homesteading sharing time at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:00 PM
The General – film at the Rainforest Arts Center – refreshments – by donationFriday,
October 11, 2019
10:30 AM
Family Storytime at the Forks Library
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Forkestra at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:30 PM
“A String of Stories about Aprons & Those Who Wore Them” by Rainforest Players at the Rainforest Arts Center
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spinners and Knitters at the Forks Timber Museum
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Art Show in the Rainforest Arts Center Lobby
12:00 PM
Log Truck Parade on Forks Avenue ending at the Forks Timber Museum during sawing demonstrations
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Family events at the Library – check for times and ages
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sawing Demonstrations at the Forks Timber Museum with drag saws and more
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Beginner Class at the RAC by Quileute Tribal Elder Philip Ward – $25 – sign up – 360-640-0359
1:00 PM
Dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the Forks Transit Center with music by the NW Navy Band
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
All ages Art at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:00 PM
Dance at the Rainforest Arts Center
Sunday, October 13, 2019
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spinners and Knitters at the Forks Timber Museum
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Art Show in the Rainforest Arts Center Lobby
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Level 2 Class at the RAC by Quileute Tribal Elder Philip Ward – $25 – sign up – 360-640-0359
3:00 PM
Little Logger Contest at Forks Outfitters Pumpkin Patch

NOTE:  Schedule subject to change without notice

Other Hickory Shirt things about town:

  • Everyone wear your hickory shirts and show your support of our Logging Past and Present
  • Watch for the Hickory Shirt match up in the Forks Forum – you’ll see some familiar shirts
  • Week-long display at the Forks Library
Oct
11
Fri
Hickory Shirt / Heritage Days @ Forks
Oct 11 all-day

 

Hickory Shirt / Heritage Days

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“Stump Stories” – West End Homesteading week long activities throughout town celebrating our Hickory Shirt Heritage Days – brought to you by the West End Business and Professional Association, the Far West Art League, Rainforest Players, Forks Timber Museum, Rainforest Council for the Arts, the Forks Chamber of Commerce and many others. Please come out and support your local talent.

Hickory Shirt Heritage Days Schedule 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
12:00 PM
West End Historical – Congregational Church – John Tylczak talking about his Kinsey-esk photos – why and how he did them
6:00 PM
Evening Storytime for the whole family at the Forks Library
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7:30 AM
Pioneer Logger Award and Program – West End Business at Congregational Church
9:00 AM – Logging and Mill Tour- Forks Visitor Center- limited space-reserve at 360-374-2531
12:00 PM
Heidi Oberfranc – Homesteading in Modern Times – Chamber Lunch – Blakeslee’s
Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Homesteading Stories/Poems/Modern Day Homesteading sharing time at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:00 PM
The General – film at the Rainforest Arts Center – refreshments – by donation
Friday, October 11, 2019
10:30 AM
Family Storytime at the Forks Library
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Forkestra at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:30 PM
“A String of Stories about Aprons & Those Who Wore Them” by Rainforest Players at the Rainforest Arts Center
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spinners and Knitters at the Forks Timber Museum
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Art Show in the Rainforest Arts Center Lobby
12:00 PM
Log Truck Parade on Forks Avenue ending at the Forks Timber Museum during sawing demonstrations
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Family events at the Library – check for times and ages
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sawing Demonstrations at the Forks Timber Museum with drag saws and more
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Beginner Class at the RAC by Quileute Tribal Elder Philip Ward – $25 – sign up – 360-640-0359
1:00 PM
Dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the Forks Transit Center with music by the NW Navy Band
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
All ages Art at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:00 PM
Dance at the Rainforest Arts Center
Sunday, October 13, 2019
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spinners and Knitters at the Forks Timber Museum
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Art Show in the Rainforest Arts Center Lobby
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Level 2 Class at the RAC by Quileute Tribal Elder Philip Ward – $25 – sign up – 360-640-0359
3:00 PM
Little Logger Contest at Forks Outfitters Pumpkin Patch
NOTE:  Schedule subject to change without notice

Other Hickory Shirt things about town:

  • Everyone wear your hickory shirts and show your support of our Logging Past and Present
  • Watch for the Hickory Shirt match up in the Forks Forum – you’ll see some familiar shirts
  • Week-long display at the Forks Library
Oct
12
Sat
Hickory Shirt / Heritage Days @ Forks
Oct 12 all-day

 

Hickory Shirt / Heritage Days

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
12:00 PM
West End Historical – Congregational Church – John Tylczak talking about his Kinsey-esk photos – why and how he did them
6:00 PM
Evening Storytime for the whole family at the Forks Library
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7:30 AM
Pioneer Logger Award and Program – West End Business at Congregational Church
9:00 AM
Logging and Mill Tour- Forks Visitor Center-limited space-reserve at 360-374-2531
12:00 PM
Heidi Oberfranc – Homesteading in Modern Times – Chamber Lunch – Blakeslee’s
Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Homesteading Stories/Poems/Modern Day Homesteading sharing time at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:00 PM
The General – film at the Rainforest Arts Center – refreshments – by donation
Friday, October 11, 2019
10:30 AM
Family Storytime at the Forks Library
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Forkestra at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:30 PM
“A String of Stories about Aprons & Those Who Wore Them” by Rainforest Players at the Rainforest Arts Center
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spinners and Knitters at the Forks Timber Museum
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Art Show in the Rainforest Arts Center Lobby
12:00 PM
Log Truck Parade on Forks Avenue ending at the Forks Timber Museum during sawing demonstrations
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Family events at the Library – check for times and ages
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sawing Demonstrations at the Forks Timber Museum with drag saws and more
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Beginner Class at the RAC by Quileute Tribal Elder Philip Ward – $25 – sign up – 360-640-0359
1:00 PM
Dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the Forks Transit Center with music by the NW Navy Band
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
All ages Art at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:00 PM
Dance at the Rainforest Arts Center
Sunday, October 13, 2019
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spinners and Knitters at the Forks Timber Museum
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Art Show in the Rainforest Arts Center Lobby
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Level 2 Class at the RAC by Quileute Tribal Elder Philip Ward – $25 – sign up – 360-640-0359
3:00 PM
Little Logger Contest at Forks Outfitters Pumpkin Patch
NOTE:  Schedule subject to change without notice

Other Hickory Shirt things about town:

  • Everyone wear your hickory shirts and show your support of our Logging Past and Present
  • Watch for the Hickory Shirt match up in the Forks Forum – you’ll see some familiar shirts
  • Week-long display at the Forks Library
Oct
13
Sun
Hickory Shirt / Heritage Days @ Forks
Oct 13 all-day

hickoryshirt 2018 temp

Hickory Shirt / Heritage Days

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
12:00 PM
West End Historical – Congregational Church – John Tylczak talking about his Kinsey-esk photos – why and how he did them
6:00 PM
Evening Storytime for the whole family at the Forks Library
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7:30 AM
Pioneer Logger Award and Program – West End Business at Congregational Church
9:00 AM – Logging and Mill Tour – Forks Visitors Center –  limited space – reserve at 360-374-2531
12:00 PM
Heidi Oberfranc – Homesteading in Modern Times – Chamber Lunch – Blakeslee’s
Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Homesteading Stories/Poems/Modern Day Homesteading sharing time at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:00 PM
The General – film at the Rainforest Arts Center – refreshments – by donation
Friday, October 11, 2019
10:30 AM
Family Storytime at the Forks Library
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Forkestra at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:30 PM
“A String of Stories about Aprons & Those Who Wore Them” by Rainforest Players at the Rainforest Arts Center
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spinners and Knitters at the Forks Timber Museum
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Art Show in the Rainforest Arts Center Lobby
12:00 PM
Log Truck Parade on Forks Avenue ending at the Forks Timber Museum during sawing demonstrations
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Family events at the Library – check for times and ages
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sawing Demonstrations at the Forks Timber Museum with drag saws and more
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Beginner Class at the RAC by Quileute Tribal Elder Philip Ward – $25 – sign up – 360-640-0359
1:00 PM
Dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the Forks Transit Center with music by the NW Navy Band
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
All ages Art at the Rainforest Arts Center
7:00 PM
Dance at the Rainforest Arts Center
Sunday, October 13, 2019
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Spinners and Knitters at the Forks Timber Museum
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Art Show in the Rainforest Arts Center Lobby
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Cedar Bark Basket Weaving Level 2 Class at the RAC by Quileute Tribal Elder Philip Ward – $25 – sign up – 360-640-0359
3:00 PM
Little Logger Contest at Forks Outfitters Pumpkin Patch

NOTE:  Schedule subject to change without notice

Other Hickory Shirt things about town:

  • Everyone wear your hickory shirts and show your support of our Logging Past and Present
  • Watch for the Hickory Shirt match up in the Forks Forum – you’ll see some familiar shirts
  • Week-long display at the Forks Library
Nov
22
Fri
Music Weekend Sponsored by the Rainforest Council of the Arts @ Rainforest Arts Center
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm

MUSIC WEEKEND

Open Mic. at the Rainforest Arts Center

          On Friday November 22nd, at 7:30 PM, there will be an open mic. program at the Rainforest Arts Center.  Everyone is welcome.  Sign-up will begin shortly before the event begins.  Whether you sing, play an instrument (or both), or wish to recite poetry or other readings, you are welcome here.  This is an opportunity for locals to display their talents in a safe, supportive environment before an appreciative audience.  So start practicing.  We hope to see you there.

 

Nov
23
Sat
Live Music Presented by the Therapy Session Band @ Rainforest Arts Center
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm

Live Music Event at the Rainforest Arts Center

 On Saturday November 23rd at 7:30 PM, there will be a performance by the Therapy Session Band at the Rainforest Arts Center. There will be seating near the band for those who wish to just listen to the music, and a dance area will also be available for those who want to dance.

Please come join us for an evening of music and a chance to visit with friends.

 

Dec
7
Sat
24th Annual SIORF Festival of Trees @ Rainforest Arts Center
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm

 

Open House December 7th 1:00pm – 4:oopm

& 6:30pm – 8:30pm

December 8th 1:00 ~ Auction at 2:00pm