Community Announcements

Treats for Troops

Forks Elementary and Forks Intermediate School are partnering with Operation Gratitude to broach candy and smiles to hundreds of use group and women.

Donate your over-abundance pretence or provide goodies by promulgation them with your child to propagandize or dropping off during one of a propagandize offices by Friday, Nov. 9. Questions? Email [email protected]

Relationship Skills Class

Forks Abuse Program, 81 2nd Ave., will horde 7 once a week sessions commencement Monday, Nov. 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. on healthy relationships. Topics lonesome will embody anti-oppression and values, expectations and negotiations, accountability, boundaries, dispute and village connections.

This category is designed to try and plead what a healthy attribute looks and feels like and give unsentimental skills. Dinner and childcare will be supposing during any session. Call 360-374-6411.

Holiday Bazaar

A Holiday Bazaar will be hold on Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., during a Community Room during Catherine of Siena, 351 Founders Way.

Celebrate World

Kindness Day

The West End Branches of a North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be celebrating World Kindness Day on Tuesday, Nov. 13 with feel-good activities all day, because, as Aesop said, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Drop by possibly a Forks or Clallam Bay Branch Libraries on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to supplement your kind difference and artistic aptitude to village cards being combined for residents of Forks Long-Term Care and patients during Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Additionally, a film screening and book giveaway featuring a fortifying book-to-film strike Wonder will take place during a Forks Branch Library during 4 p.m. and during a Clallam Bay Branch Library during 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during a showings. Wonder stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay and is formed on a heartwarming award-winning novel created by R.J. Palacio. A singular supply of giveaway copies of a book will be accessible during a screenings – one duplicate per family.

World Kindness Day wraps adult with awareness during a Forks Branch Library with an after-hours eventuality of peaceful yoga and kindness-themed imagining during 7 p.m. Attendees are speedy to wear gentle wardrobe and move a yoga pad or beach towel.

“We are Thankful”


On Friday, Nov. 16, during 7 p.m. Forks Community Orchestra will benefaction “We are Thankful” concert, during Prince of Peace Church on Blackberry Avenue. Admission is by donation, all reduction go to Prince of Peace church.

Cherish Our Children Nov. 30

The 17th annual Cherish Our Children eventuality will be hold during a Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd., this year. It will underline a live and wordless auction, and cooking and desserts for purchase. Funds lifted will go to squeeze Christmas gifts benefitting a girl of Forks and LaPush. Have questions? wish to benefaction or volunteer? Contact Emily Foster during 360-640-9600 or email [email protected]

Festival of Trees


Soroptimist International of a Olympic Rain Forest (SIORF) is bustling formulation a 2018 Festival of Trees eventuality that will be hold Dec. 1 and 2 during a Rainforest Arts Center. The Open House will be on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1-4 p.m. and during Moonlight Madness from 7-9 p.m. The Auction opens during 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 and a behest starts during 2. The thesis this year is “Christmas by a Eyes of a Child.”

There will be 16 trees and 12 wreaths beautifully flashy by locals to auction.

Club members are decorating “A Pioneers Christmas” tree to be raffled during a auction. This specifically flashy tree will be ornate with many domestic apparatus and chockfull of gifts. Four themed baskets will also be raffled. Tickets are accessible now from your internal SIORF member. The Festival of Trees is a categorical fundraiser for SIORF. Money lifted during this eventuality supports scholarships, awards, Jr. High Student of a Month, Mammogram Fund, SOS Cancer travel fund, Backpack program, and many more. We are always so elegant of a village for their continued support. Look brazen to saying we there!

Wreath Sale: There is still time to sequence your spray or spray to be delivered before Thanksgiving. 28” wreaths are $20 though a crawl and $25 with. Garlands are labelled by foot: 15’ – $20, 25’ – $25, 50’ – $45, and 75’ – $65. Contact Diane Edwards 360-374-6490 or we internal SIORF member to squeeze a wreath.


Do we have a building or residence in Forks that could be a destiny home of Soroptimists’ Second Chances Loan closet? Second Chances is in need of a new home given a benefaction plcae during 140 Spartan Avenue is adult for sale.

Presently there are 3 apart bedrooms for kindly used upscale women’s wardrobe shop, promenade dresses to loan for special events and medical apparatus that is loaned to West End residents in need.

Soroptimists is a non-profit 501-C3 that means it would be a good taxation reduction for a business or personal entity. Any monies lifted from this try stays internal aiding a community’s families—SIORF members are committed to assisting a West End in many ways.

Any meddlesome parties who can help, greatfully hit Pat during 360-640-1494 or Diane 360-640-3186 for any serve questions.

Coming Home: How

the Humanities Help Soldiers Find Meaning After War

Jeb Wyman, a orator from a Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, will benefaction Coming Home: How a Humanities Help Soldiers Find Meaning After War during a North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Wyman will pronounce during a Forks Branch Library on Saturday, Nov. 10 during 1 p.m.

What is a loyal inlet of war, and how does a knowledge of fight impact a tellurian heart? How have a misconceptions and realities of combat, and a invisible wounds of war, been portrayed over a ages? In his presentations, Jeb Wyman will plead stories of a group and women who served during a wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, incorporating practice and insights from famous writers and philosophers about fight and a aftermath.

Drawing from hundreds of hours spent with veterans, Wyman discusses a surpassing dignified and romantic impact a knowledge of fight has had on them, and how fight perpetually changes those who lapse from it. Whether it was fought on horseback in a Civil War or in Humvees in Baghdad, veterans face grave hurdles after war—haunted by memory, impeded by guilt, acid for meaning, and perplexing to re-join a multitude they trust can't know a existence of war. Wyman also touches on how investigate fight by a lens of a humanities might assistance both veterans and civilians reanimate a wounds of war.

Jeb Wyman has been a expertise member for over twenty years during Seattle Central College, and has been reading a stories by his tyro veterans given a start of a wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has interviewed over seventy veterans for a collection of first-person accounts, What They Signed Up For: True Stories by Ordinary Soldiers, that annals not usually their practice of fight though since a veterans chose troops use and how entrance home from fight stays a biggest plea for many of them. He is a educational executive of a Clemente Course for Veterans during Antioch University, a new module for veterans who investigate history, philosophy, art, and novel to benefit discernment into their experiences, ready them to pursue serve aloft education, and build village with other veterans.

Studium West

series set

Phyllis Bernard, Professor Emerita of Law, will offer a harangue patrician “Is It Really As Bad As It Seems? Finding Courage and Hope in American History and Law” as partial of a Studium West series. Join us for this critical event, Thursday, Nov. 8, during 7 p.m. during Peninsula College in Forks.

“It is pronounced that story does not repeat itself, though it infrequently rhymes,” Dr. Bernard said. “The United States of America is undergoing a prominence exam that threatens long-cherished ideals that many trust conclude America.” Bernard believes that in 2018 it is critical that we compensate courtesy to how we select to conclude a nation and a possess lives within this chronological context.

“America’s temperament has always been a work-in-progress; opposed in a streets and in a courts issues of ethnicity, inhabitant origin, race, gender, religion, class, amicable mobility, pursuit security, and a value of a tolerable environment,” she said.

At her Nov. 8 Studium, Professor Bernard will offer a viewpoint on what she calls “the stroke and rhyme of America’s past and present” and a basement to find common belligerent to build America’s future. Her display will embody some striking images and contention of assault in many forms. Bernard explains that “these are enclosed because, as African knowledge says: we can't reanimate a wound if we can't hold it.”

This harangue is giveaway and open to a public. Peninsula College in Forks is located during 481 S. Forks Ave.

For some-more information, hit Deborah Scannell during [email protected] or 360-374-3223.


Peninsula College and Quileute Youth and Family Intervention entice a village to screenings of dual documentaries about a rising scholarship of adversity. The films will prominence how high doses of prominence during childhood get into a bodies, change a smarts and lead to lifelong health and amicable problems.

The initial documentary, Paper Tigers, will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 7 during 6 p.m. Produced and destined by James Redford, Paper Tigers follows a year in a life of an choice high propagandize in Walla Walla that has radically altered a proceed to disciplining a students, apropos a earnest indication for how to mangle a cycles of poverty, assault and illness that impact families. This was an Official Selection during a Seattle Film Festival in 2015.

The second film will be shown a following Wednesday, Nov. 14, during 6 p.m. Resilience: a Biology of Stress and a Science of Hope, chronicles a birth of a new transformation among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities who are regulating cutting-edge mind scholarship to interrupt a cycle of violence, obsession and disease. Now accepted to be one of a heading causes of all from heart illness and cancer to piece abuse and depression, intensely stressful practice in childhood can change mind growth and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. Winner during a 2016 Carmel International Film Festival, Resilience delves into a scholarship of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and new strategies to provide and forestall poisonous stress.

Both films will be shown during Peninsula College in Forks, during 481 S. Forks Avenue. The eventuality is giveaway and open to a public.

For some-more information, hit Deborah Scannell during (360) 374-3223 or [email protected] .

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