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Calendar 5/24/12


Tuesday, June 5

• Grays Harbor Genealogical Society board meeting. 5 p.m. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St.

• Grays Harbor Bowmen membership meeting. 6:30 p.m. At the club, 902 Highway 105. (360) 533-4698 or e-mail

Saturday, June 9

• Historical Seaport Authority’s 25th anniversary celebration and a battle sale between the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain. Battle sail at 6 p.m. Seaport Learning Center, 712 Hagara St. $40-60 per person.

• WSU Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St.

Sunday, June 10

• Walk-on tours of the Historical Seaport Authority’s tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (battle sail from 2-5 p.m.). Aberdeen Landing on the waterfront near WalMart. $3 per person and $40-60 per person for the battle sail.

Tuesday, June 12

• Walk-on tours of the Historical Seaport Authority’s tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. 4-5 p.m. Aberdeen Landing on the waterfront near WalMart. $3 per person.

Thursday, June 14

• “These Shoes Were Made for Walking,” a luncheon program for women of all ages, with special guest, Jenee Bearden of Journey Travel, to discuss summer vacations. Rotary Log Pavilion, 1399 Sargent Blvd. (Morrison Riverfront Park). $14 per person. RSVPs required; (360) 532-7998 or 249-1900. Complimentary daycare for ages 1-12 provided by reservation.


• Belly dancing class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays. Gayle Russell dance academy, 301 Sixth St. $5 per class. Drop-ins welcome. (360) 581-6011, 648-0044 or

• Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) informational meeting. Noon each Thursday. Next to the food court in the SouthShore Mall, 1017 S. Boone St. Light refreshments served. (360) 612-3237.


Saturday, May 26

• Singer and songwriter Ericka Corban to release and autograph her latest CD, “Autumnal Equinox Live at Westport Winery.” 3- 5 .m. (performance from 6-8 p.m.). Westport Winery, 1 South Arbor Road, halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. (360) 648-2224.

Saturday-Monday, May 26-28

• Morning Mist Studio exhibit. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. 397 S. Razor Clam Drive in Ocean Shores (follow the signs). (206) 259-6397 or

• Eleventh annual Memorial Day weekend garage sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Pacific Beach Resort (Navy base) conference center, 108 First St. in Pacific Beach. Items will be 50 percent off Monday. To donate, call (360) 276-4441. All proceeds will benefit The Museum of the North Beach’s operating costs.

Sunday, May 27

• Annual blessing of the fleet. 1 p.m. Fisherman’s Memorial at the end of Neddie Rose Drive in Westport. (360) 268-9422 or (800) 345-6223.

Tuesday, May 29

• Westport Timberland Library closed for staff training. Library will resume regular schedule Wednesday, May 30. or (800) 562-6022.

Saturday, June 9

• WSU Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ocean Shores Library, 573 Point Brown Ave. N.W. in Ocean Shores.

• WSU Master Gardeners plant clinic. 1-4 p.m. Timberland Library 101 E. Harms Drive in Westport.

Sunday, June 10

• drop-in watercolor flowers class with Linda K. Parisi. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Gallery of Ocean Shores, 849 Point Brown Ave. in Ocean Shores. $15 per student (bring supplies). (360) 289-0734.

Saturday, June 30

• Annual meeting for the Museum of the North Beach, featuring guest speaker, Larry Kreisman, program director for Historic Seattle. 6 p.m. with buffet dinner at 7 p.m. $37 per person. Mail payment by Saturday, June 16 to: Museum of the North Beach, P.O. Box 231, Moclips, WA 98562.


• Introduction to Belly dance class, a six-week session with Loni Hooper. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. South Beach Arts Association Community Building on Ocean Ave. (next to Sergio’s) in Westport. $5 per class for drop-ins. (360) 648-0044.


Wednesday, May 30

• Public forum on proposed coal terminal. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Elma High School Commons, 1101 W. Main St. To RSVP or for more information, visit or e-mail

Saturday, June 9

• WSU Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dennis Company, 115 S. Fourth St.

Thursday, June 14

• Bill Mann VFW Post 1948 and auxiliary meeting. 6:30 p.m. Elma Senior Center, 100 W. Main St. (360) 482-4425.

Grays Harbor Area

Monday, May 28

• All Timberland libraries will be closed for Memorial Day and will resume regular schedules Tuesday, May 29.

Grays Harbor College

Thursday, May 24

• National Weather Service weather presentation with discussion of the intermediate levels of forecasting. 6-8 p.m. Room 2250 in the 2000 building. Free.

Sunday, June 3

• “Firsts,” presented by the Grays Harbor Symphony Orchestra, featuring solos from Grays Harbor young artists. 7 p.m. Bishop Center. $14 per adult, $12 per senior, $7 per student and free for children 12 and under with each paying adult.

Thursday, June 7

• Grays Harbor College honors recital musical performance. 7 p.m. Bishop Center, 7 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, June 8-9 and June 16

• Community Emergency Response Team training. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Room 1512 in building 1500. RSVP to or (360) 249-3911.

Sunday, June 10

• Grays Harbor Civic Choir presents Antonin Dvorak’s “Mass in D Major.” 3 p.m. Bishop Center. $12 per adult, $11 per senior, $7 per student and free for children 12 and under with each paying adult.

Wednesday, June 20

• Graduation ceremony for those who completed their GEDs in the past year by May 31. 7 p.m. Bishop Center. Caps and gowns available at no cost between June 8-17, at the Whiteside Education Center, 418 E. First St. RSVP by June 8: (360) 533-9733.

Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds

Thursday, May 24

• Grays Harbor Veterinary Clinic dog training classes. 6-8 p.m. (360) 249-4840.

Sunday, May 27

• Mexican Rodeo. 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 31

• Grays Harbor Veterinary Clinic dog training classes. 6-8 p.m. (360) 249-4840.


Saturday, May 26

• “Harbor Delicacies” featuring local cooks sharing their favorite dishes. 1-3 p.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St. (360) 532-1710.

Saturday, May 28

• All-ages skate party fundraiser to benefit local foster children’s legal advocacy, hosted by Grays Harbor CASA. 6-8 p.m. Harborena, 2112 Simpson Ave. $5 for skates and $7 for inline. Raffles and door prizes will be offered. (360) 612-3273.

Tuesday, May 29

• “Wii for Seniors” to join library staff in playing video sports. 1-2:30 p.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St. (360) 532-1710.

Saturday, June 2

• Auditions (ages 7-16) for the 7th Street Kids summer musical theater workshop production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (enchanted version). 9 a.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St. Tuition is $185. Rehearsals are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, with performances July 27-29.

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

Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3

• “The Last Ride,” state premiere of a film that chronicles the final days of country music legend, Hank Williams Sr. 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $7 per person. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St. or (360) 537-7400.

Tuesday, June 5

• PageTurners book group meeting to select titles for the next season of book discussions. 7-8:30 p.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St. (360) 532-1710.

• Families Against Methamphetamines support group meeting. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Harbor Assembly of God’s fellowship hall, 716 M St. (360) 533-2619.

Wednesday, June 6

• Henry L. Robb VFW Post 1135 meeting. 7 p.m. Upstairs in the VFW building, 407 Seventh St.

Saturday, June 9

• “Genealogical Serendipity” presented by Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin at the Grays Harbor Genealogy Society meeting. 10 a.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St. Visitors welcome.


Friday, June 1

• McCleary Elementary “Child Find Developmental Screening,” for families with children ages birth to 5 who may have concerns about their child’s development. Appointments available between 9 a.m. and noon; (360) 495-3204.


Thursday, May 24

• “Slough to Slough” walk, a 10K walk with the Capitol Volkssport Club. Begins at 10 a.m. Beehive Restaurant (corner of Main and Pioneer streets).

• PageTurners book discussion featuring “The Uncommon Reader” by Alan Bennett. 6:30-8 p.m. W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St. (360) 249-4211.

Wednesday, May 30

• “Community Conversations” hosted by Timberland Regional Library, to discuss the public’s ideas, comments and concerns to library services. 5 p.m. W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St. (360) 249-4211. or (800) 562-6022.

Saturday, June 2

• Third annual Monte Trails Appreciation Day (volunteers needed to help with maintenance of the trails). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the kitchen area at Lake Sylvia State Park, 1813 Lake Sylvia Road. Volunteers are asked to bring boots, gloves, hand tools, weed whackers and pruning shears (no pets). (360) 249-3021.

Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3

• Firewood sale hosted by the Montesano Football Booster Club. 7 a.m. Behind Monte Square Chevron. $140 a cord and $170 a cord with delivery. (360) 791-0138 or 580-5129.

Tuesday, June 5

• Montesano Community Education meeting. 7 p.m. ’92 building at Simpson Elementary, 519 W. Simpson Ave. (360) 249-1988 or

Wednesday, June 6

• Chronic Illness and Pain Support group (ChIPS) meeting. 1-2:30 p.m. Downstairs at W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St. Free. (360) 249-2332, 537-1272 or 249-4193.

• Chehalis Valley Historical Society meeting. 4 p.m. Chehalis Valley Museum, 703 Pioneer Ave. (360) 249-4950.

Tuesday, June 12

• “Dream Big, Read!” a summer reading program for children and teens begins. W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St. (360) 249-4211.


• Moms In Prayer International meeting. 8:30 a.m. Thursdays. First Baptist Church, 303 W. Pioneer Ave. (360) 249-4224 or

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #1522 meeting. Weigh-in at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Every Thursday. Upstairs in the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce Ave.

• Fall prevention program classes for ages 55 and older. 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Montesano Presbyterian Church, 201 McBryde Ave. (360) 537-4146.

• GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. Montesano Church of God, 317 E. Spruce Ave. $15 for cost of manual. (360) 249-3242 or

• Gamblers Anonymous meets weekly. (360) 556-5161.

• The Senior Citizen Lunch Program for May 28-June 1:

Monday: Closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday: Chicken and rice casserole, green salad, ambrosia fruit salad and ice cream. Chair exercises at 10 a.m. and trivia during lunch.

Wednesday: Salisbury steaks, mashed potatoes, green beans and pudding. Pinochle offered following lunch.

Thursday: Taco salad, refried beans with cheese, fruit and raspberry churros. Chair exercises at 10 a.m., hospice speaker during lunch and board games following lunch.

Friday: Cooks’ choice. Bingo following lunch.

Lunch is served from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the senior center, 120 W. Marcy Ave. Lunch “to go” is always available. (360) 249-4900.

Relay For Life

Tuesdays and Thursdays, through May 31

• Sandra Casberg to do 20-minute massages. $10 minimum donation to be given to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays. A Wild Hair beauty salon, 105 E. Wishkah St. in Aberdeen.

Through Friday, May 25

• Silent auction to benefit Relay For Life. During business hours at Sterling Savings Bank, 301 S. Main St.

Friday-Saturday, June 1-2

• McCleary Roar relay challenge singing contest. Auditions at 8 p.m. Friday and finals at noon, Saturday. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds. Contestants, 16 or older, must biring their own music (no more than four minutes, and not contain offensive material). $20 registration fee. All proceeds benefit Relay For Life.

Saturday, June 2

• Combustion against cancer show. Participants are welcome to bring their car/truck/motorcycle/tractor/lawnmower. Setup at 8 a.m., show at 10 a.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds. No fee to participate, but donations are accepted.

• Blood drive. 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds.

Montesano Community Education

• “Meet the Monte Christos” with Beth Reeves. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30. Abel House. $15 instructor fee and $5 program fee.

• “Peanut Basket” with Fred and Mary Thurman. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Room 304 at Montesano High School. A photo of the basket is available at $30 instructor supply fee and $5 program fee. (360) 533-7547.

• “Floral Designing” with Marni Sandifur.” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. Marni’s Petal Pushers at Monte Square. $25 instructor fee and $5 program fee.


• “Gluten Free Made Easy” with Amanda Camus. (Time and date TBA), room 508 at Montesano High School. $5 program fee and $15 instructor fee.

• “Glassblowing” at Opal Art Glass in Cosmopolis. By appointment. $5 program fee plus $115 per hour for the class. (360) 532-9268.

• “Grays Harbor Banjo Band” practices with Linda Hall. Ongoing, second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Room 18 at Simpson Elementary. (360) 533-0092.

• “Montesano Community Theater” recruitment for actors, directors, stage hands, set design and construction, publicity, tickets, lighting and sound. (360) 249-1988.

• “Online Education To Go Classes” begin once a month on the second Wednesday for six weeks, and include classes in business, certification prep, computer, Internet, personal enrichment, legal, small business, Spanish, test prep, writing and more.

To register, call Leticia Moody at (360) 249-1988 or pick up a calendar available at some area businesses in Montesano, including The Vidette.


Tuesday, June 5

• Public meeting to discuss the three alternative “thematic visions” for the future of the state’s park system. 7-8:30 p.m. Tumwater High School, 700 Israel Road. S.W.

Saturday, June 9

• Nature walk to see the closest giant specimen trees in the Olympic Rainforest. 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at Lake Quinault Lodge, 345 South Shore Road in Quinault. Free. (360) 288-2922. Guests are welcome to bring binoculars and cameras.

Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17

• Garlic Festival. Begins at 10 a.m. both days. Wilson Field in Ocean Park. Free admission.

Sunday, June 17

• Award-winning harp-guitar team, Mauriel Anderson and Germany’s Tierra Negra. 2 p.m. Raymond Theatre, 323 Third St. in Raymond. Seasonal Tickets for Sunday Afternoon Live are $55; tickets at the door are $12; in advance, $10. (360) 875-5831.