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Nov
15
Fri
PAWS to Read @ Forks Branch Library
Nov 15 @ 11:00 am

PAWS To Read

Third Friday of the month

Forks Branch Library

Reading to a dog or other animal creates a supportive and fun environment in which readers of all ages and abilities can practice their skills with confidence and joy. Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills improve. For nervous or self-conscious readers, reading to a therapy dog can be a helpful way to practice reading without feeling intimidated or judged. Dogs from Therapy Dogs International will be at the library to listen to readers of any age and level!

Nov
16
Sat
West End Weekend at Kalaloch Lodge @ Kalaloch Lodge
Nov 16 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.

ITINERARY:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

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.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

10:00am

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.

Noon

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.

4:00pm

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.

6:30pm

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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

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)

shelly@jchsmuseum.com

Friends of Forks Ticket Sale! @ Forks Outfitters
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Friends of Forks Ticket Sale!

FOFA will be at Forks Outfitters on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. They will be selling tickets for a drawing to win a cat-themed lap quilt. The drawing will be held that day!

The proceeds from this drawing will help animals in our community.

Please stop by for information on their low-income spay/neuter program. You can also sign up to have your pet spayed or neutered at a later date.

Donations are always appreciated. Especially at this time of year! If you have Thriftway receipts they will gratefully accept them.

Wreath and Centerpiece Class @ Rusty Gate
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wreath and Centerpiece Class

Wreath & Ceneterpiece Class

November 16,  2019

Noon – 3:00

Call  360-374-5058 to register for class.

Spaces are still available but filling fast!

CUENTOS Y CANCIONES EN ESPAÑOL @ Forks Branch Library
Nov 16 @ 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.

Win a Turkey @ Forks Outfitters
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm

Win a Turkey

Saturday November 9th, 16th & 23rd

Bring your blue tickets to

Forks Outfitters-Ace Hardware Entrance

at 1:00 pm

For a chance to win a Turkey!

Sponsored by West End Business & Professional Association

 

Washington Whiskey Dinner @ Lake Crescent Lodge
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm

Washington Whiskey Dinner

Lake Crescent Lodge

Saturday, November 16, 2019,

Begins at 6:00pm

5 Course dinner and whiskey pairings.

$99.00 per guest

Nov
17
Sun
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.

ITINERARY:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

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.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

10:00am

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.

Noon

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.

4:00pm

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.

6:30pm

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.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

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)

shelly@jchsmuseum.com

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

Nov
18
Mon
Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State @ Forks Branch Library
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm

Humanities Washington Speaker, local broadcaster, and historian Feliks Banel will present Storm Warning at three North Olympic Library (NOLS) locations.  Banel will discuss our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, he will take audiences back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history. Storm Warning will be presented at the Forks Branch Library on Monday, November 18 at 6pm, the Port Angeles Main Library on Tuesday, November 19 at 6pm, and the Sequim Branch Library on Wednesday, November 20 at 6pm.

This program is generously funded by Humanities Washington and Friends of the Library groups.

For additional information about this program, visit www.nols.org and select “Events,” call 360.417.8500, or send an email to discover@nols.org. The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Avenue South. The Port Angeles Main Library is located at 2210 S. Peabody Street. The Sequim Branch Library is located at 630 North Sequim Avenue.