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Oct
12
Fri
Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Oct 12 @ 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.

 

 

 

85th Annual Forks Community Harvest Dinner @ Congregational Church
Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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85th Annual Forks Community Harvest Dinner

October 12th

4:30 to 7:00 pm

Menu includes: Roast turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes,mashed potatoes,baked salmon,and a variety of salads

plus a variety of drinks

dessert:  apple and pumpkin pie!

Prices: $10.00 for adults

$6.00 for children 4-12

$6:00 senior citizens over 60

$35 Family Pass

The proceeds from the dinner help with the cost of the nonprofit groups that meet at the church, which are many.

If you can help at the dinner or want to make a contribution you can call Pastor Warren Johnson at 374-9382 or cell 640-8239

Oct
15
Mon
Support for Launching or Building Your Sustainable Small Business @ Small Business Competition
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm

 

Support for Launching or Building Your Sustainable Small Business

http://www.enterpriseforequity.org/intake/

http://wacoastworks.org/

Oct
16
Tue
Forks History and More @ First Congregational Church
Oct 16 @ 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

Oct
17
Wed
The Bogachiel Garden Club Meetings @ Forks Community Center
Oct 17 @ 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.

 

 

Oct
19
Fri
Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Oct 19 @ 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.

 

 

 

Oct
26
Fri
Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Oct 26 @ 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.

 

 

 

Oct
31
Wed
Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission – 2018 TOURISM SUMMIT @ Vern Burton Center
Oct 31 all-day

For the last few years, the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission’s Annual Tourism Summit has focused on developing our shoulder season business, better communicating our authentic sense of place, and deepening our local and regional collaborations, the “rising tide lifts all boats” idea.

It seems to be working. The Olympic Peninsula is coming off an incredibly busy summer. We’re seeing our visitors coming sooner in the year and staying later in the year. And sometimes, it even seems there are just a few too many visitors! So, what’s next?

How do we start to envision the future, together? What’s working? Where are the gaps? How do we look to grow tourism to the Olympic Peninsula in a thoughtful and sustainable way? What does that next chapter look like?

WEDNESDAY, October 31     

12:30PM Olympic Culinary Loop “Lunch and Learn” at Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles

“Cultivating Sustainable Agritourism All Around the Loop”

Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

(requires separate registration)

4:30PM    Halloween Happy Hour Pub Crawl in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 1 Tourism Summit: THURSDAY, Nov 1

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase

Join your colleagues for coffee and conversation. “Early bird” giveaways will be special early in the morning, but you must be here early to get your name in the drawing! Meet with representatives from across the region to learn more about what’s new in their areas and in the industry, as well as what is new in our vendors’ worlds.

9:00AM                   Welcoming Remarks and Opening Session

9:45AM                   Morning Session

                                  The New Tourism Marketing for Washington State

Mike Moe, Managing Director, Washington Tourism Alliance

2018 marked a significant milestone for Washington’s tourism industry, as the legislature unanimously supported tourism marketing legislation to reestablish statewide tourism marketing. Hear from the Washington Tourism Alliance representative to learn what’s being done, and what is planned for the future.

10:15                        Coffee Break

10:30AM                Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment

Paul Ouimet, Managing Director, DestinationNEXT, Destinations International

Having completed a 360-degree destination assessment survey for the Olympic Peninsula, learn about the findings, along with major findings from a recent Future Study and industry trends. This will be the kick-off portion to the day-long workshop.

12:30PM                 Luncheon Session

                                 Program: Coping with Success

    Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

America’s National Parks are on every outdoor-oriented traveler’s bucket List. Our beloved Olympic National Park is the 8th most visited National Park in the US. At a time when travelers are rushing to see spaces before they vanish or change forever, how do we cope with the unintended consequences of that success?

2:00PM                   Vendor Showcase

2:45PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop continues…..

Our workshop continues in the afternoon with breakout discussion sessions and roll-up-your-sleeves planning. Our goal is to identify key issues, strategic implications and potential responses to the data presented by Destination NEXT.

4:30PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop Concludes

                                                 Next Steps… Discuss Follow-Up Actions / Closing Remarks

5:00PM                   Wrap Up

5:30PM                   Networking Reception

                                 Celebrating the Olympic Discovery Trail @ Red Lion Crab House, Port Angeles

7:00PM                   Independent Dinner in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 2 Tourism Summit: FRIDAY, Nov 2

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase Open

8:30AM                   Plenary Welcome and Introduction of the Learning Labs

8:45AM                   Learning Lab Sessions

Opportunity to pick two peer-to-peer learning sessions for hands on learning and dialogue on areas of interest to you.

  • Practical Steps for Sustainable Tourism on the Olympic Peninsula
  • Best Practices for Visitor Center and Volunteer Management
  • The New Google & How It Impacts Your Business
  • “Show Me the Money” – Funding Strategies and Considerations

10:00AM                Coffee Break

10:00AM                Panel: Working with Social Media Influencers

11:30AM                Closing Remarks, Recognition, and Thank Yous

Grab-N-Go or Stay-N-Eat Lunch

Attendees are invited to stay and dine informally with associates, continue conversations, or if they need to leave, take lunch with them.

Nov
1
Thu
Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission – 2018 TOURISM SUMMIT @ Vern Burton Center
Nov 1 all-day

For the last few years, the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission’s Annual Tourism Summit has focused on developing our shoulder season business, better communicating our authentic sense of place, and deepening our local and regional collaborations, the “rising tide lifts all boats” idea.

It seems to be working. The Olympic Peninsula is coming off an incredibly busy summer. We’re seeing our visitors coming sooner in the year and staying later in the year. And sometimes, it even seems there are just a few too many visitors! So, what’s next?

How do we start to envision the future, together? What’s working? Where are the gaps? How do we look to grow tourism to the Olympic Peninsula in a thoughtful and sustainable way? What does that next chapter look like?

WEDNESDAY, October 31     

12:30PM Olympic Culinary Loop “Lunch and Learn” at Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles

“Cultivating Sustainable Agritourism All Around the Loop”

Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

(requires separate registration)

4:30PM    Halloween Happy Hour Pub Crawl in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 1 Tourism Summit: THURSDAY, Nov 1

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase

Join your colleagues for coffee and conversation. “Early bird” giveaways will be special early in the morning, but you must be here early to get your name in the drawing! Meet with representatives from across the region to learn more about what’s new in their areas and in the industry, as well as what is new in our vendors’ worlds.

9:00AM                   Welcoming Remarks and Opening Session

9:45AM                   Morning Session

                                  The New Tourism Marketing for Washington State

Mike Moe, Managing Director, Washington Tourism Alliance

2018 marked a significant milestone for Washington’s tourism industry, as the legislature unanimously supported tourism marketing legislation to reestablish statewide tourism marketing. Hear from the Washington Tourism Alliance representative to learn what’s being done, and what is planned for the future.

10:15                        Coffee Break

10:30AM                Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment

Paul Ouimet, Managing Director, DestinationNEXT, Destinations International

Having completed a 360-degree destination assessment survey for the Olympic Peninsula, learn about the findings, along with major findings from a recent Future Study and industry trends. This will be the kick-off portion to the day-long workshop.

12:30PM                 Luncheon Session

                                 Program: Coping with Success

    Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

America’s National Parks are on every outdoor-oriented traveler’s bucket List. Our beloved Olympic National Park is the 8th most visited National Park in the US. At a time when travelers are rushing to see spaces before they vanish or change forever, how do we cope with the unintended consequences of that success?

2:00PM                   Vendor Showcase

2:45PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop continues…..

Our workshop continues in the afternoon with breakout discussion sessions and roll-up-your-sleeves planning. Our goal is to identify key issues, strategic implications and potential responses to the data presented by Destination NEXT.

4:30PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop Concludes

                                                 Next Steps… Discuss Follow-Up Actions / Closing Remarks

5:00PM                   Wrap Up

5:30PM                   Networking Reception

                                 Celebrating the Olympic Discovery Trail @ Red Lion Crab House, Port Angeles

7:00PM                   Independent Dinner in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 2 Tourism Summit: FRIDAY, Nov 2

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase Open

8:30AM                   Plenary Welcome and Introduction of the Learning Labs

8:45AM                   Learning Lab Sessions

Opportunity to pick two peer-to-peer learning sessions for hands on learning and dialogue on areas of interest to you.

  • Practical Steps for Sustainable Tourism on the Olympic Peninsula
  • Best Practices for Visitor Center and Volunteer Management
  • The New Google & How It Impacts Your Business
  • “Show Me the Money” – Funding Strategies and Considerations

10:00AM                Coffee Break

10:00AM                Panel: Working with Social Media Influencers

11:30AM                Closing Remarks, Recognition, and Thank Yous

Grab-N-Go or Stay-N-Eat Lunch

Attendees are invited to stay and dine informally with associates, continue conversations, or if they need to leave, take lunch with them.

Nov
2
Fri
Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission – 2018 TOURISM SUMMIT @ Vern Burton Center
Nov 2 all-day

For the last few years, the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission’s Annual Tourism Summit has focused on developing our shoulder season business, better communicating our authentic sense of place, and deepening our local and regional collaborations, the “rising tide lifts all boats” idea.

It seems to be working. The Olympic Peninsula is coming off an incredibly busy summer. We’re seeing our visitors coming sooner in the year and staying later in the year. And sometimes, it even seems there are just a few too many visitors! So, what’s next?

How do we start to envision the future, together? What’s working? Where are the gaps? How do we look to grow tourism to the Olympic Peninsula in a thoughtful and sustainable way? What does that next chapter look like?

WEDNESDAY, October 31     

12:30PM Olympic Culinary Loop “Lunch and Learn” at Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles

“Cultivating Sustainable Agritourism All Around the Loop”

Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

(requires separate registration)

4:30PM    Halloween Happy Hour Pub Crawl in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 1 Tourism Summit: THURSDAY, Nov 1

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase

Join your colleagues for coffee and conversation. “Early bird” giveaways will be special early in the morning, but you must be here early to get your name in the drawing! Meet with representatives from across the region to learn more about what’s new in their areas and in the industry, as well as what is new in our vendors’ worlds.

9:00AM                   Welcoming Remarks and Opening Session

9:45AM                   Morning Session

                                  The New Tourism Marketing for Washington State

Mike Moe, Managing Director, Washington Tourism Alliance

2018 marked a significant milestone for Washington’s tourism industry, as the legislature unanimously supported tourism marketing legislation to reestablish statewide tourism marketing. Hear from the Washington Tourism Alliance representative to learn what’s being done, and what is planned for the future.

10:15                        Coffee Break

10:30AM                Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment

Paul Ouimet, Managing Director, DestinationNEXT, Destinations International

Having completed a 360-degree destination assessment survey for the Olympic Peninsula, learn about the findings, along with major findings from a recent Future Study and industry trends. This will be the kick-off portion to the day-long workshop.

12:30PM                 Luncheon Session

                                 Program: Coping with Success

    Jonathan Tourtellot, CEO, Destination Stewardship Center

America’s National Parks are on every outdoor-oriented traveler’s bucket List. Our beloved Olympic National Park is the 8th most visited National Park in the US. At a time when travelers are rushing to see spaces before they vanish or change forever, how do we cope with the unintended consequences of that success?

2:00PM                   Vendor Showcase

2:45PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop continues…..

Our workshop continues in the afternoon with breakout discussion sessions and roll-up-your-sleeves planning. Our goal is to identify key issues, strategic implications and potential responses to the data presented by Destination NEXT.

4:30PM                   Olympic Peninsula Destination Assessment Workshop Concludes

                                                 Next Steps… Discuss Follow-Up Actions / Closing Remarks

5:00PM                   Wrap Up

5:30PM                   Networking Reception

                                 Celebrating the Olympic Discovery Trail @ Red Lion Crab House, Port Angeles

7:00PM                   Independent Dinner in Downtown Port Angeles

DAY 2 Tourism Summit: FRIDAY, Nov 2

7:30AM                   Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase Open

8:30AM                   Plenary Welcome and Introduction of the Learning Labs

8:45AM                   Learning Lab Sessions

Opportunity to pick two peer-to-peer learning sessions for hands on learning and dialogue on areas of interest to you.

  • Practical Steps for Sustainable Tourism on the Olympic Peninsula
  • Best Practices for Visitor Center and Volunteer Management
  • The New Google & How It Impacts Your Business
  • “Show Me the Money” – Funding Strategies and Considerations

10:00AM                Coffee Break

10:00AM                Panel: Working with Social Media Influencers

11:30AM                Closing Remarks, Recognition, and Thank Yous

Grab-N-Go or Stay-N-Eat Lunch

Attendees are invited to stay and dine informally with associates, continue conversations, or if they need to leave, take lunch with them.