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Thursday, April 10

Classes and demonstrations

• Beginning Beekeeping with Ron Scholzen, 6-8 p.m., in the Montesano High School art room, 303 N. Church St. MCE fee $5. For those interested in learning about beekeeping and simple ways to bring pollinators into your garden and orchard spaces. Also information about the Mason bee as a pollinator and how to make a simple housing to attract them. (360) 249-1770.

Events

• Oakville Timberland Library presents Schafer Bros. Logging Film and Book Signing, 6-7:15 p.m., for adults. Schafer family member Peter Reid will show recently restored films of 1926 logging operations of one of the largest lumber businesses in the Northwest. Following the 45-minute film, Mr. Reid and Barbara Seal Ogle will talk about their recently-released book, “Schafer State Park.” The book was published in celebration of the Washington State Parks System’s 100th anniversary. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required. 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve pepperoni pizza, green salad, fruit and dessert for lunch. Noon. “Lucky Dancers” to perform, chair exercise and board games. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• “Spring into Fashion,” a luncheon and program designed for women of all ages, 11:30 a.m. Rotary Log Pavilion, Aberdeen, $14 inclusive. Special feature, Shelly Dixon, “Fashions from Hangers.” Music by Roberta Cleland and Lois Peterson. Speaker, Donna Paris, from Portland, Ore. For reservations and cancellations, call Jeanette at (360) 532-7998 or Joan at (360) 249-1900.

Friday, April 11

Meetings

• Grays Harbor Conservation District board meeting. 10 a.m. 330 W. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-5980, ext. 102.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve cooks’ choice for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and bingo. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Saturday, April 12

Animals

• Pacific Rim Arabian Horse Association will present an Arabian Horse show from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 12 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 13 at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. Admission is free to the public. For more information call (360) 482-2651 or visit www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Classes and demonstrations

• “Finish Fancy Market Basket w/Gretchen Rim or Wine Basket” basket weaving class with Fred and Mary Thurman. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wine basket is for experienced basket weavers only. Bring a sack lunch or snack. Room 304 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $5 program fee plus instructor/supply fee. Minimum 3, maximum 10 for all classes. (360) 533-7547 or fthur541@yahoo.com. Contact instructor at least one week before the class to select your basket. Additional information at http://fjthurman.smugmug.com.

Dinners

• Montesano Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner at the Montesano Moose Lodge, 3 Monte Elma Rd. Social at 6 p.m., dinner at 7. Tickets: $20. Recognizing and celebrating the Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and Senior Volunteer of the Year. Ken Albert and Christine Hill will perform. For more information call (360) 249-5522 or visit the website at www.montesanochamber.org.

Films

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Grays Harbor Happenings: the Newsreels of C.D. Anderson, 2-3 p.m., for adults and teens. Flash back to 1920s Grays Harbor with the screening of an acclaimed documentary chronicling the discovery and restoration of more than a dozen newsreels created by C.D. Anderson. John Larson, director of the Polson Museum and one of those interviewed in the documentary, will introduce the film. A showing of clips of the restored footage will follow. The Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library will provide coffee and tea. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

• “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” (1948) with Humphrey Bogart and Walter Huston. Showing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at the 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam. All tickets are $5 and available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug, City Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. Doors open a half hour before each show.

Fitness fun

• The Friends of Schafer & Lake Sylvia Trillium Trek. 2:30 p.m. Lake Sylvia State Park, Montesano. Meet at the kitchen on the beach. There will be a leisurely stroll and a more energetic hike option. Dogs on a short leash welcome. Discover Pass needed to park.

Just for kids

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Reading with Royalty, 1-3 p.m., for children. The Bear Festival royalty will be holding court at the library. Dress in your royal finery, enjoy the festivities and meet a real princess. Listen to stories, make a royal craft, play games and enjoy treats fit for a king or a queen. Refreshments provided by the Bear Festival Royalty Committee. Prizes provided by Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Meetings

• Grays Harbor Genealogy Society will meet at the Hoquiam Library, 621 K St. Program will be Elaine Anderson and Roxanne Lowe discussing the pros and cons of posting your family trees and research online. Privacy and accuracy are very important in researching family histories. Doors open by 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10.

• Relay for Life of Grays Harbor is having a Survivor Social Breakfast 9 a.m. to noon at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Aberdeen. Relay registration, Survivor T-shirt and free breakfast.

Talks and presentations

• Elma Timberland Library presents Gardening for the Birds, 2:30-3:30 p.m., for adults and teens. Gardening and birding are a perfect match. Learn from WSU Master Gardener Dianna Moore how to develop a garden of mostly native plants that attract birds to your yard. Find out, too, which birds are likely to show up through the seasons when they see the results. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Pinkies Up! A Fancy Nancy Tea Party, 2-3:30 p.m., for all ages. 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Sunday, April 13

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Westport Winery is hosting its inaugural Arbor Festival noon-4 p.m. Backstage Winemaker’s Tour at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per person and wine club members are free. The Grays Harbor and Pacific County Master Gardeners will unveil a bench in the winery’s new Don Tapio Dwarf Conifer Collection in appreciation for Tapio’s considerable service to the community at 2 p.m. in the gardens. A reception will follow under the solar panels. A walking tour and discussion of the arboretum starts at 3 p.m. Guests purchasing plants in the nursery will receive a free Arbor Day tree. Jessica Marie Porter will perform in the Farm to Fork Restaurant & Bakery, noon-4 p.m.

Monday, April 14

Animals

• Hope From Horses, a 4-H program to provide horseback riding for children with disabilities. 6:30 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds indoor arena. Free. (360) 470-8564.

Meetings

• Friends of Schafer & Lake Sylvia board meeting. 7-8 p.m. City Hall, 112 N. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-2573.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve bean with bacon soup, egg salad sandwiches, fruit and cookies for lunch. Noon. Karaoke and quilters. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Tuesday, April 15

Events

• The Hoquiam Development Association will host a children’s Easter egg hunt at 6 p.m. at the Central Elementary School playground in Hoquiam. Children should bring their own baskets. An Easter Bunny will be present for pictures, but parents should bring their own camera. The event is open to children 12 and under. 310 Simpson Ave.

Meetings

• The annual meeting of the Satsop Cemetery Association. 7 p.m. Satsop United Methodist Church, 445 Ash Road, Satsop. New officers will be elected. Donations to the Care Fund are greatly appreciated. For more information, call (360) 482-2633 or (360) 482-3042.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve lasagna, Caesar salad, garlic bread and fruit crisp for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise, trivia and trip to Seattle to ride the Ducks and the Great Wheel. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Lunch for Your Brains: Emergency Preparedness, noon-1 p.m., for adults. Chuck Wallace from Grays Harbor County Emergency Management will talk about how to weather storms and prepare for earthquakes, slides and floods. He will provide practical tips on coping with these emergencies as well as discussing what plans are in place for local cities and the county. Friends meeting at 10:30 a.m. 125 S. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

• Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “West of Here” by Jonathan Evison. Books will be available for check out at the library’s circulation desk. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Wednesday, April 16

Performances

• The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will present “Pink Martini,” a musical group drawing from music all over the world. 7:30 p.m. Also performing will be special guests the Von Trapps. Tickets are priced from $32 to $96 and can be purchased online at www.OlyTix. org. or by calling (360) 753-8586. Washington Center, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve chicken and stuffing bake, green salad, fruit and cake for lunch. Noon. Pinochle. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Thursday, April 17

Events

• Washington State High School Equestrian Team - District 3 will be held at Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. Thursday, 5-11 p.m., Friday, April 18, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 20, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Contact Rebecca Cantrell at (360) 789-4772.

Meetings

• Montesano High School alumni from the ’50s and early ’60s no-host social/lunch meeting. Noon. Montesano Senior Center, Silvia Lodge,120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano.

• The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library will meet at 10 a.m. Join them to discover what’s new at the library, to learn how to become involved, and to meet new people. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Performances

• “Anne Feeney and Evan Greer — Carry It On,” a multi-generational tour honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger will perform at the Polish Club Hall, 823 W. First St., Aberdeen at 7 p.m. followed by a reception. Feeney is a political activist, folk musician and singer/songwriter. This concert is presented by the Grays Harbor Democrats and sponsored by The Grays Harbor Institute. Suggested donation of $10 is appreciated.

• “Rick Springfield” at the D&R Theatre, 205 S. I Street, Aberdeen. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $45 and available at Backstage Espresso or visit the website at www.dandrtheater.com.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve battered cod, potato salad, fruit salad and ice cream for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and Mexican Train. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Friday, April 18

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve cooks’ choice for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and bingo. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Saturday, April 19

Classes and demonstrations

• The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Montesano Fire Department, will offer a boater education course for Washington boaters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Montesano Fire Hall, 310 E. Pioneer Ave. This course teaches the basics of safe boating. This course is free for boaters of all ages, but the class size is limited to 30 people. Individuals can pre-register for the course by emailing sgow@co.grays-harbor.wa.us or call Sean Gow at (360) 580-8879.

Events

• Montesano Health and Rehab invites children birth through 12 to an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. at 800 N. Medcalf. Prizes will be offered and pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.

• McCleary annual r esurrection Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the McCleary Community Church at 11 a.m. at Beerbower Park in McCleary. Lunch will be provided and free for everyone.

• The 16th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma behind the WSU Extension office. For kids 10 and under with five age groups. Co-sponsored by the Elma VFW Auxiliary and the GHC Fairgrounds. Line up begins at 11:30 a.m. and the hunt starts at noon. Great prizes and free to the public. (360) 482-2651 or www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

• Washington State Parks will celebrate a spring Saturday FREE DAY today. A Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks. The Discover Pass is required to visit recreation lands managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources.

Tours and open houses

• Tokeland North Cove studio art tour, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour maps and lunches available at the Tokeland Hotel and Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center. Six studios plus Tokeland Hotel and Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center will be participating. For more information, contact (360) 591-2761 or Connie@RedLotusCreations.com. Find them on Facebook for more information and photos.

Monday, April 21

Meetings

• Elma City Council meeting. 7 p.m. City Hall, 202 W. Main St., Elma.

• Alzheimer’s Association telephone support group. 7:30 to 9 p.m. (800) 848-7097 or linda.whiteside@alz.org.

Seniors

• AARP Smart Driver course. AARP has completely revamped their driving course with a new curriculum. Cost is $20 per person or $15 for AARP members. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Montesano Library, 125 Main St. S, Montesano. To register or for further information, call Danny Wills at (360) 249-8249.

Tuesday, April 22

Events

• Washington State Parks will celebrate a FREE DAY today for Earth Day. A Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks. The Discover Pass is required to visit recreation lands managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources.

Meetings

• Montesano City Council meeting. 7 p.m. City Hall, 112 N. Main St., Montesano.

• The Elma Timberland Library Board will meet at 6 p.m. This is an advisory board which assists in developing long-range plans for library services in the City of Elma. Meetings are open to the public. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Performances

• “Bronkar: the Circus of Sound” is the world’s only rhythmic juggling beatboxer. 7 p.m. Bronkar Lee has appeared all over the United States, Canada and Europe, besides being featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and America’s Got Talent. He blends music, comedy and raw skill for his one-man “circus of sound.” Tickets for adults $12, senior $10, students $10 and 12 & under 1 free with adult. Grays Harbor College Bishop Center, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Call (360) 538-4066 or go to ghc.edu/bishop.

Seniors

• AARP Smart Driver course. AARP has completely revamped their driving course with a new curriculum. Cost is $20 per person or $15 for AARP members. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Montesano Library, 125 Main St. S, Montesano. To register or for further information, call Danny Wills at (360) 249-8249.

Talks and presentations

• McCleary Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3-4 p.m., for adults and teens. Read or listen to Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple and join others in a conversation about the book. Everyone is welcome to join any or all discussions. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Wednesday, April 23

Meetings

• The League of Women Voters of Grays Harbor will sponsor a public forum at 6 p.m. at the Elma Grange, 401 W. Waldrip. The Port of Grays Harbor is proceeding with plans to bring crude oil by rail to the Harbor. A panel discussion featuring speakers representing pros and cons of the proposed Crude Oil by Rail Project will be moderated by Steven Friederich, editor of The Vidette. This is a free event and open to the public.

• McCleary City Council meeting. 7 p.m. City Hall, 100 S. Third St., McCleary.

Thursday, April 24

Events

• Washington State High School Equestrian Team - District 6 will be held at Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. Thursday, 5-11 p.m., Friday, April 25, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call (360) 482-2651 or visit www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Meetings

• Montesano School Board meeting. 5:30 p.m. 302 N. Church St., Montesano.

• Grays Harbor Hospital District No. 1 public board meeting. 6 p.m. Summit Pacific Medical Center, Kelsey Conference Room, 600 E. Main St., Elma.

Talks and presentations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6:30-8 p.m., for adults and teens. Join others for a discussion of “Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness” by Tracy Kidder. New participants are always welcome. 125 Main St. S., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Friday, April 25

Classes and demonstrations

• Community Education Class, “Understanding and Preventing Strokes,” from 4 to 5 p.m., free. Summit Pacific Medical Center, Kelsey conference room, 600 E. Main St., Elma. No registration required. For more information, call (360) 346-2222 or visit the website at www.summitpacificmedicalcenter.org.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• The 10th annual Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival. Information and registration at the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge (Festival Headquarters) from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Airport Way. High tide is at 10:50 a.m. with the best viewing between 8:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at the Wildlife Refuge. Information and registration headquarters will move at 4 p.m. to Hoquiam High School, 501 W. Emerson Ave. Sign up for field trips and listen to Dr. John Marzluff at 7:30 p.m. after the dessert reception at 7 p.m.

Films

• “Top Gun,” (1986) starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis at the 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam Friday and Saturday. Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $5 and available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug, City Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. (360) 537-7400.

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents Fractured Fairy Tales Party, 2-3 p.m., for children. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, throw down your—underwear? The three little fish and the big, bad shark? Discover the fun in fractured fairy tales with stories, games and crafts. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Elma Timberland Library. 119 N. First St. (360) 482-3737.

Saturday, April 26

Events

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Schafer Bros. Logging Film and Book Signing, 1-2:15 p.m., for adults. Schafer family member Peter Reid will show recently restored films of 1926 logging operations of one of the largest lumber businesses in the Northwest. Following the 45-minute film, Mr. Reid and Barbara Seal Ogle will talk about their recently-released book, “Schafer State Park.” The book was published in celebration of the Washington State Parks System’s 100th anniversary. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Exhibits

• The 46th annual Earth’s Treasures Rock & Gem show at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission to the public. Exhibits, lapidary dealers, demonstrations and a silent auction. For more information, call Gary Emberley at (360) 533-6196.

Films

• “Top Gun,” (1986) starring Tom Cruise at 7:30 p.m. at the 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam Friday and Saturday. All tickets are $5 and available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug, City Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Fundraisers and drives

• First annual Grays Harbor Barn Dance at Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds in the Agriculture Barn from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Prize for the best country “get up,” country/classic rock by DJ Jump and no host bar (21 or older only). Tickets are $12 at the door. Advance tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple and available at Elma Variety Store, Purple Raze, Elma Pharmacy, Montesano Farm and Feed and Our Community Credit Union in Elma and McCleary. Hosted by Class of 2014 Boosters. 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. For more information, call Clarissa, 470-0768 or Michelle, 470-3160.

• “Dancing with Your Stars” returns to the Bishop Center. 7:30 p.m. The Utah Ballroom Dance Company will be back for a fundraiser for the Grays Harbor College Foundation’s World Class Scholars program. Tickets will be available at ghc.edu/bishop. Grays Harbor College Bishop Center, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen.

Performances

• Driftwood Players presents “The Glass Menagerie,” a drama in two acts for all ages written by Tennessee Williams. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available online at aberdeendriftwood.com, at Valu Drug, Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug, Aberdeen, Harbor Drug, Hoquiam and Dolores’ and Fay’s, Ocean Shores and at the door as available. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen.

Monday, April 28

Animals

• Hope From Horses, a 4-H program to provide horseback riding for children with disabilities. 6 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Pavilion building indoor arena, Elma. Free. (360) 470-3471 or 861-8686.

Tuesday, April 29

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents Teen Tuesday: Duct Tape Crafts, 4-5:30 p.m., for teens. Make duct tape smart phone docking stations and wallets. Impress your friends with unique accessories that can’t be bought at stores. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Elma Timberland Library. 119 N. First St. (360) 482-3737.