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Calendar — 8/30/2012

Thursday, Aug. 30

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve barbecue chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and oatmeal cake for lunch. Noon. Chair exercises at 10 a.m. and blood pressure checks and board games during lunch. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Meetings and hearings

• Blue Pacific Good Sam Chapter no-host lunch and meeting. 1 p.m. El Ranchon restaurant, 324 W. Main St., Elma. RVers interested in joining are welcome. (360) 533-2573 or 273-8071.

Friday, Aug. 31

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve cooks’ choice for lunch. Noon. Chair tai chi at 10 a.m., cookie bingo at 12:30 p.m. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Fitness fun

• Dance to the music of King Brothers. 6-10 p.m. in the Elks Lodge lounge, 1712 S. Boone St., Aberdeen. (360) 532-2211.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Exhibits

• Opening reception of Huckleberry Creek, an art installation by Sherryl Jackson, based on her picture book of the same name. 4-8 p.m. Six Rivers Gallery, 210 Sixth St., Hoquiam. www.harborartguild.com.

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Seafood Festival with live music, barbecue and local arts and crafts booths. Noon to 6 p.m. Westport Maritime Museum, 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport. (800) 345-6223 or www.experience westport.com.

Fundraisers and drives

• Fourth annual salmon bake with live music, art and local beer to benefit Garden by the Sea, which develops community relationships through people growing garden food while addressing hunger. Noon to 4 p.m. 824 Ocean Shores Blvd., N.W., Ocean Shores. $12.50 in advance or $15 at the gate. (360) 593-8720, sjravard@gmail.com or gardenbytheseaoceanshores.org.

Performances

• Elvis tribute show and silent auction to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 7 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. $25 per adult, $15 per child 18 and under, children 5 and under free. www.brownpapertickets.com (search for Scot Bruce). (360) 289-2811.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Book sale. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Monday, Sept. 3

Especially for seniors

• The Montesano Senior Center will be closed for Labor Day. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Especially for seniors

• The Montesano Senior Center to serve tator tot casserole, green salad, fruit and pineapple upside down cake for lunch. Noon. Chair exercises at 10 a.m. and trivia during lunch. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Just for kids

• “Grandparents’ Day Family Craft” to take pictures with a fake mustache to give for Grandparents’ Day. During library hours through Sept. 8. Timberland Library, 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Talks and presentations

• PageTurners book discussion, featuring “The Passage of Power,” by Robert A. Caro. 7-8:30 p.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St., Hoquiam.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Especially for seniors

• The Montesano Senior Center to serve chicken pot pie, green beans, Jell-O salad and ice cream for lunch. Noon. Pinochle at 1 p.m. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Meetings and hearings

• Bible Study Outreach, an interdenominational group who study books from the Old and New Testaments, to begin its fall schedule, “Let’s Study 1 & 2 Peter.” 9:30-10:45 a.m. each Wednesday. Faith Lutheran Church, 1296 Monte Elma Road, Elma. (360) 249-4827 or 482-3128.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Especially for seniors

• The Montesano Senior Center to serve meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, green salad, fruit and pudding pie for lunch. Noon. Chair exercises at 10 a.m., and blood pressure checks and board games during lunch. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Just for kids

• “Family Night at the Library: Superheroes” with stories and games. 6-7 p.m. Timberland Library, 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Meetings and hearings

• Daughters of the American Revolution, featuring guest speakers Hoquiam Mayor, Jack Durney and Iris Carter of the Grays Harbor Genealogy Society on the Constitution. 11:30 a.m. Polson Museum, 1611 Riverside Ave., Hoquiam. Bring a sack lunch. Those interested in joining the chapter are invited.

Talks and presentations

• Nonprofit Forum with Paul Atha, former executive director of the Kitsap County Community Foundation, who will present a workshop on strategic planning and transitions. 5-7 p.m. Grays Harbor Community Foundation offices, 705 J Street, Hoquiam. RSVP by Aug. 31. (360) 532-1600 or www.gh-cf.org.

• Candidate Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Grays Harbor, featuring the races with the 19th District State Senate race between rick Winsman and Senator Brian Hatfield, the 24th District State Senate race between Senator Jim Hargrove and Larry Carter, and Representative of the 19th District between Brian Blakeand Tim Sutinen. 7 p.m. The Bishop Center for Performing Arts, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen.

Friday, Sept. 7

Especially for seniors

• The Montesano Senior Center to serve vegetable beef soup, turkey sandwiches, fruit and cookies for lunch. Noon. Chair tai chi at 10 a.m. and bingo during lunch. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Dock of the Bay Blues Festival music and dancing. 6-9:30 p.m. Westport Inn, 2501 N. Nyhus St., Westport.

Fitness fun

• Dance. 8-11 p.m. Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. $8 per person. (360) 753-0186.

Fundraisers and drives

• Rummage sale to benefit a local trip to Bolivia for the Smile Power program. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. United Methodist Church, 445 Ash Road, Satsop. (360) 470-1245, 470-0884 or 470-9798.

Talks and presentations

• Michael Parenti, American political writer, historian and culture critic, to speak on “Democracy and the Pathology of Wealth.” 7 p.m. The Polish Club, 823 W. First St., Aberdeen. $15 per person.

• Candidate Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Grays Harbor, featuring the candidates for the 24th Legislative District Position 1 between Steve Gale and Representative Steve Tharinger, the county commissioners races, positions 1 and 2 between Terry Willis and Wes Cormier, and Allan Shores and Frank Gordon, and the race for the PUD Commissioner Position 1 between Chris Thomas and Arie Callaghan. 7 p.m. The Bishop Center for Performing Arts, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Dock of the Bay Blues Festival music and dancing. Begins at noon. Westport Inn, 2501 N. Nyhus St., Westport.

• Elma Alliance Church 75th anniversary, featuring a presentation, barbecue and fellowship, and a celebration service. 3 p.m. Elma Alliance Church, 315 N. Third Street, Elma. (360) 482-3722 or elmacmaoffice@reachone.com.

Films

• New release film to be shown. 1-3 p.m. Elma Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Meetings and hearings

• Driftwood Players annual fall clean up of the theater and its grounds. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. Lunch provided.

Performances

• Fab Four Beatles Tribute. 7 p.m. D&R Theatre, 205 S. I Street. $20-$55. (360) 532-9348.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Dock of the Bay Blues Festival music and dancing. Noon to 5:30 p.m. Westport Inn, 2051 N. Nyhus St., Westport.

• Elma Alliance Church 75th anniversary, featuring a continental reunion breakfast and a special Sunday service. 9:30 a.m. Elma Alliance Church, 315 N. Third St., Elma. (360) 482-3722 or elmacmaoffice@reachone.com.

Fitness fun

• Dance with music by the 593 Singers. 2-5 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1712 S. Boone St., Aberdeen. (360) 532-2211.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Talks and presentations

• “Bernie Meyer ‘The American Gandhi’ Bringing Nonviolence to the United States.” 6-7 p.m. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Talks and presentations

• PageTurners book discussion featuring “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt” by Beth Hoffman. 10-11 a.m. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Just for kids

• “Cool Stuff for Reading and Writing” for children in fourth-sixth grades to decorate pens and pencils and make removable book covers and bookmarks (bring a book to cover). 4-5 p.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Meetings and hearings

• Local Writer’s Group to share finished or unfinished writing. 5:30-7 p.m. Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Talks and presentations

• “Country Fair,” a luncheon and program for women of all ages. 11:30 a.m. Rotary Log Pavilion, 1399 Sargent Blvd. (Morrison Riverfront Park), Aberdeen. $14 per person. Reservations and cancellations required: (360) 532-7998 or 249-1900. Complimentary daycare for children ages 1-12 by reservation. www.ghchristianwomensconnection.com.

• PageTurners book discussion to select titles for the next season’s reading and discussion list. 6:30-8 p.m. Timberland Library, 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Friday, Sept. 14

Fitness fun

• Dance with music by Katzenjammer. Lesson from 7-8 p.m. and dancing from 8-11 p.m. Olympia Eagles, 805 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. (36) 342-0191. $10 per person.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival and Art Walk in the Woods and an off-road du/triathlon. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., registration for du/triathlon at 6 a.m. (closes at 7:30 a.m.). Online registration for the du/triathlon at www.active.com (register on or before Sept. 10). Lake Sylvia State Park, 1813 Lake Sylvia Road. (360) 580-2199. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks to help support Lake Sylvia State Park.

• Chehalis Watershed Festival featuring exhibits, salmon bake, trout fishing pond, Hawaiian Chieftain tours and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morrison Riverfront Park and Rotary Log Pavilion, 1399 Sargent Blvd., Aberdeen.

• Thirteenth annual Saginaw Logger’s Day Show and Festival, featuring non-professional log show contestants, arts, crafts and food. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Next to the Brooklyn Tavern, 2611 North River Road, Brooklyn. (360) 249-6173. $10 to register as a competitor for all events (register 9:30-10:30 a.m.), (360) 500-0941; vendor space is $30 per space, (360) 249-4076. www.historicbrooklyntavern.com.

Fitness fun

• Dance Club of Grays Harbor dance, “Wild Wild West,” with music by Randy Litch. Lesson from 7-8 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. Masonic Hall, 513 K Street, Hoquiam. $7 per member and $10 per guest. Singles welcome and costumes optional.

Fundraisers and drives

• Second annual Hunt the Harbor, a fundraising scavenger hunt and barbecue. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friends Landing, 300 Katon Road, Montesano. Cost is $65 per team (up to 5 people). Proceeds will be added to the charity of your choice pot and split 60/40, awarded to first and second place team’s chosen charity. www.hunttheharbor.com.

Performances

• Opening night of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. Tickets $13 each and available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Dug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

• Blues Traveler concert. 7 p.m. D&R Theatre, 205 S. I Street, Aberdeen. Tickets $20-55. www.dandrtheater.com.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• McCleary all-city yard sale. Table spaces available at McCleary VFW, 15 N. Summit Road. (360) 495-3921.

• Book sale. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Talks and presentations

• Grays Harbor Genealogy Society presents Terry Huntly from the Washington State Digital Archives. 10 a.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St., Hoquiam.

• PageTurners book discussion featuring “The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Ongoing

Fitness fun

• Rainforest walks with Mary O’Niel. 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. every Friday-Sunday through the end of September. Free. Meet at the Lake Quinault Lodge lobby, 345 South Shore Road in Quinault.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Performances

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 1:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. Tickets $13 each and available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Dug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Meetings and hearings

• Friends of the W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library. 10:30 a.m. W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

• Grays Harbor County-wide LEPC earthquake/hazardous material tabletop exercise for interested organizations in Grays Harbor County. 8:30 a.m. to noon (lunch provided). Elks Lodge, 1712 S. Boone St., Aberdeen. Free. RSVP as soon as possible to the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Department, (360) 249-3911, ext. 290 or cwallace@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

Performances

• Auditions for “Excursion Fare,” a comedy/drama in two acts written by Dennis Smith. 7 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. Eight men needed from ages 25 and up, and two women needed ages 25 and 40 for the show. Rehearsals begin and September and run through mid November. The play runs Nov. 17 through Dec. 9. (360) 880-4771 or dlund27@centurytel.net.

Talks and presentations

• PageTurners book discussion featuring “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell. 7-8:30 p.m. Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Lunch for Your Brains: The Lake Sylvia Story with local historian Pat Clemons. Noon to 1 p.m. W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Meetings and hearings

• Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees meeting. 7 p.m. Salkum Timberland Library, 2480 Highway 12, Salkum. (877-284-6237.

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• “Talk Like a Pirate Day Celebration,” featuring a day of pirate-themed fun, pirate crafts, treasures and more. W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Performances

• Auditions for “Excursion Fare,” a comedy/drama in two acts written by Dennis Smith. 7 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. Eight men needed from ages 25 and up, and two women needed ages 25 and 40 for the show. Rehearsals begin and September and run through mid November. The play runs Nov. 17 through Dec. 9. (360) 880-4771 or dlund27@centurytel.net.

Thursday, Sept. 20

Just for kids

• “Family Night at the Library: Cowpokes,” for children to create a brand and lasso a cow, listen to tall tales and cowpoke tunes, and more. 6-7 p.m. Timberland Library, 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 268-0521.

Friday, Sept. 21

Fitness fun

• Dance. 8-11 p.m. Olympia Elks Lodge, 1818 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. $8 per person. (360) 753-0186. $8 per person.

Meetings and hearings

• PageTurners book discussion, featuring “South of Broad” by Pat Conroy. 11 a.m. to noon. Timberland Library, 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Performances

• The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. Tickets $13 each and available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Dug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Buckaroo Days parade. 11 a.m. Elma High School, 1101 W. Main St., Elma. To enter the parade, call (360) 482-3055 or download an application from www.elmachamber.org.

Fitness fun

• Dance with music by Casanova. Lesson from 7-8 p.m., dancing from 8-11 p.m. Shelton Elks Lodge, 741 S.E. Craig Road, Shelton. $7 per person. www.sheltonelks2467.com.

Performances

• The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. Tickets $13 each and available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Dug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Performances

• The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. 1:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. Tickets $13 each and available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Dug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Meetings and hearings

• PageTurners book discussion. 2-3 p.m. Timberland Library, 121 S. Fourth St., McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Classes and demonstrations

• Beginning Beekeeping, a four-session series. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Films

• Free showing of a new movie. 5-7 p.m. Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Meetings and hearings

• PageTurners book discussion, featuring “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery. 6:30-8 p.m. W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

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