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West End Weekend at Kalaloch Lodge @ Kalaloch Lodge
Nov 17 all-day

Remember how we tried to hold our annual West End Weekend in February and Snopocalypse 2019 had other plans? We are determined to get out to the the wild west coast with you and excited to announce that our friends at Kalaloch Lodge have again agreed to provide us the fantastic rate of $99 per night on Cabin or Standard Seacrest Room rental for November 15 – 17.

Its an equally good time to experience the raw natural environment of Washington’s coast and with your JCHS community, a weekend to better understand the cultural and natural resources that make the West End a place all its own. We provide all the programming for West End Weekend free of charge, all you have to do is get there! Make your reservation here using group code WESTEND or promo code 24595P. You can also call 1-866-662-9969. Lock in your cozy cabin or room, and we’ll release the full slate of programs for Saturday, November 16 soon.



Check in at the Lodge begins at 4:00pm

Enjoy a relaxing evening, or find a watering hole and toast to the West End’s wildness.



Meet at the Peak 6 Store on Upper Hoh Road

Gary Peterson, owner and operator of the Peak 6 Store, (milepost 5, 4883 Upper Hoh Road), will talk about his new book, part of the Women to Reckon With series. His talk, called “Confluence of Cultures, the Adventures of Pansy Snell,” is about a Native American woman, Pansy Snell of the Hoh Tribe. Her story, set in the late 1800s to early 1900s is based on their grandchildren’s memories and historical research, with many connections to Hoh River country.


Meet at the Hoh River Oxbow Campground Boat Ramp Parking Lot

Hoh River Rapids Hike with river guru Bill Roney. Roney has been fishing the Hoh & Elwha for decades and knows the river like the back of his hand. He will take us on an all-ages, short interpretive hike to see the Hoh River rapids and talk about his experiences with Jefferson County’s own wild and wonderful river. Directions – drive south from Forks on 101 past the “Upper Hoh Road” exit, or, if traveling from the Upper Hoh Road turn to south, drive about 2 miles. As you come down a steep grade on 101, you will see a sign on left, “Hoh Oxbow Campground”, turn off 101 to left at campground entrance. (If you cross the Hoh River bridge you have gone too far) Campground road is one way, take right arm of one way next to river. Go past camp sites to primitive boat ramp on right, trail to rapid is just to left about 30 feet as you face boat ramp, plenty of parking, just leave room around ramp so boaters can maneuver.


Meet at the Kalaloch Lodge – Becker Suite

Steve Shively will present on the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. It is one of 14 marine sanctuaries administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The sanctuary was declared in 1994 and encompasses 3,189 square miles of the Pacific Ocean from Cape Flattery in the north, to the mouth of the Copalis River, a distance of about 162.5 miles. Extending 25 to 40 miles from the shore, it includes most of the continental shelf, as well as parts of three important submarine canyons, the Nintinat River, the Quinault Canyon and the Juan de Fuca Canyon. For 64 miles along the coast, the sanctuary shares stewardship with the Olympic National Park. The sanctuary overlays the Flattery Rocks, Quileute Needles, and Copalis Rocks National Wildlife Refuge.


Meet at the Kalaloch Lodge – Creekside Restaurant

Group Dinner at the Creekside Restaurant. Individuals and families will self-pay. We will be seated together and there will be a curated menu for our group. (Reservation required – contact Shelly)

All day in the Becker Suite at Kalaloch Lodge

Stop in anytime to enjoy an oral history listening station compiled from our collection by our Research Center Manager Ellie DiPietro. Oral History Studio, by appointment (or we might just pull you in!) Share your stories of life and adventure on the West End with oral historian and JCHS Trustee, Ann Welch. She has been gathering West End stories annually for many years, and wants to hear yours. Your contributions are valuable additions to our understanding of family histories, use of the landscape, and patterns of +life on the west side of the Peninsula. See Shelly or Ann for details on how to participate.


Thank you for coming!

Check out from the Lodge is at 11:00am, and Kalaloch says, “Lingering is OK!”

Contact info:

Shelly Leavens

Executive Director

Jefferson County Historical Society

Jefferson Museum of Art and History

540 Water Street

Port Townsend, WA 98368

360.385.1003 (w)

206.450.6214 (c)


Franklin and Theodore’s Teddy Bear Tea Party @ Lake Crescent Lodge
Nov 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Franklin & Theodore’s Teddy Bear Tea Party

Learn the history of the Teddy Bear as well as two Presidents and their ties to Olympic National Park. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite adult and teddy bear.

Advanced reservations required, please call 360.928.3211.

Child $19.00  Adult $29.00

Children under 5 eat free

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2VIm0lm

Forks History and More @ First Congregational Church
Nov 19 @ 11:30 am


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

EVENING STORYTIME @ Forks Branch Library
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm


Every Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm Forks Branch Library

Evening Storytime is a chance for families to unwind together at the end of a busy day. Featuring stories, songs, and movement activities that support early literacy skills and help foster a love of books and reading.

No storytimes  December 24 or December 31


Clallam Bay Seiku Lions Club Bazaar
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Clallam Bay / Seiku Lions Club Holiday Bazaar

Lions Club Christmas Bazaar

The Clallam Bay/Sekiu Lions Club Bazaar will happen Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23 from  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Crafts, baked goods, lunch and more will be for sale at 90 Bogachiel St. in Clallam Bay. For more information or to rent a table call Dorie at       360-731-7572.

Family Storytime @ Forks Branch Library
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am


For the whole family

Fridays at 10:30am 

Forks Branch Library

September 20 through June 12 (No storytimes Dec. 27 or Jan. 3)

Family Storytime features 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.


FCH Powder Puff Turkey Bowl Football @ Forks High School
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We welcome all of West End community to attend our 3rd Annual Turkey Bowl in support of fundraising for our local United Way charities. This event is going to be BIG and entertaining.
Two teams of women from FCH are volunteering to compete and raise money for                                            United Way of Clallam County. We can’t wait to run in the mud!

Concessions are available to help keep you warm!
Ticket fees include:
Adults $4
Children 10 and under are FREE!

Come prepared rain or shine, for fun and food. Root for your favorite team and laugh as we do our best to get a touch down!!

Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm

The Studium West Lecture Series at Peninsula College Forks is proud to present “Generations of Makah Weavers – Art of Basketry,” by Melissa Peterson November 22 at 7:00pm, at the Forks campus.

This free lecture and presentation will focus on the history, culture, artistry and importance of weaving.  Peterson will discuss how these skills are passed down through generations, as well as the importance of teaching these skills.  After her presentation, she will offer a hands-on weaving activity to demonstrate the art of Makah basketry.

Peterson is a member of the Makah tribe of Neah Bay and a master weaver. She began weaving as a child and has continued the tradition throughout her life.  Over the years, she has mastered many styles of traditional Makah basket weaving, including some older styles that are rarely practiced today.

The event is free and open to the public.

Music Weekend Sponsored by the Rainforest Council of the Arts @ Rainforest Arts Center
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm


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 @ 1:00 pm


los sábados a la 1pm
Biblioteca de Forks
Del 21 de septiembre al 13 de junio

(No habrá programa el 30 de noviembre y del 28 de diciembre)

Cuentos y Canciones es una oportunidad para las familias de habla hispana a compartir cuentos, canciones, y manualidades que ayudan a desarrollar las habilidades de lenguaje y lectura.

Spanish Storytime is an opportunity for Spanish-speaking families to share stories, songs, and craft activities that help develop language and reading skills.