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Thursday, April 24

Classes and demonstrations

• Community Education Class, “Candle making.” 6-8 p.m. Class will discuss materials used and techinques. Montesano High School library, 303 N. Church St. $5 program fee.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) No. 1522 meeting on Thursdays. Weigh-in at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Upstairs in the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce Ave., Montesano. Diane (360) 249-2258.

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 and hearings

• 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.

• GriefShare, a grief recovery support group, 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Montesano Church of God, 317 E. Spruce St. $15 for cost of manual. (360) 249-3242 or goodnews@mchog.org.

• Moms in Prayer International meeting on Thursdays. 8:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, 303 W. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. Childcare provided. (360) 249-4224 or www.MomsInPrayer.org.

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 and a free dinner will be provided during the presentation. For more information, call (360) 346-2222 or visit the website at www.summitpacificmedicalcenter.org.

• Community Education Class, “Cooking with Dasha.” 6:30-8 p.m. Dasha Iashchenko from Kyrgyzstan will teach students how to make traditional and authentic dishes from Russia. Room 508 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $10 supply fee and $5 program fee.

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

Classes and demonstrations

• “Sewing basket” weaving class with Fred and Mary Thurman. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sewing basket is for advanced and 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.

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. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 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.

• Community Education Class, “Beading Spring Session.” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Class will cover various techniques as students make a beaded necklace, bracelet or earrings. Montesano High School Room 508, 303 N. Church St. $5 program fee and $20 instructor fee. All materials will be provided.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• The 10th annual Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival. Information and registration at Festival Headquarters, Hoquiam High School, 501 W. Emerson Ave. Sign up for the Shorebird Festival run, 8 a.m., field trips and lectures. The Birding Marketplace, Nature Fun Fair, Shorebird Viewing, Shorebird Festival Poster Contest Awards Ceremony, 1-2 p.m., Mask Making and Procession of the Shorebirds, 2-3 p.m., and more free events. Shuttle bus will run continuously between Festival Headquarters and the Sandpiper Trail. Social hour with no host bar, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and banquet and auction, 6:30-9 p.m. at The Elks Lodge, 624 K Street in Hoquiam. (Advance reservations are required by April 23).

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

• Inaugural 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, (360) 470-0768 or Michelle, (360) 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.

• The Elma Police Department will offer the public an opportunity to dispose of unused and unwanted perscription drugs. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Service is free and anonymous. Elma Police Department, 124 N. 3rd St.

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.

Sunday, April 27

Events

• The 10th annual Grays Harbor Shorebird and Nature Festival. Information and registration at Festival Headquarters, Hoquiam High School, 501 W. Emerson Ave. Sign up for field trips and lectures. Free events still ongoing will be the Birding Marketplace, Nature Fun Fair and Shorebird Viewing. Shuttle bus will run continuously between Festival Headquarters and the Sandpiper Trail. Free Guided Walk at the NWR is the last event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Just for kids

• Community Education Class, “Spring Desserts.” 3-4 p.m. Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Bolam will lead kindergarten through sixth grade students in a class on making desserts. Room 508 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. Class is limited to 15 children. $5 program fee.

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.

Classes and demonstrations

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

Tuesday, April 29

Classes and demonstrations

• Community Education Class, “Cooking Gluten Free Made Easy.” 6-7:30 p.m. The two-session class will cover some easy, budget friendly recipes and tips on gluten free shopping and budget stretching. Room 508 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $5 program fee.

• Community Education Class, “Advanced Devices.” 7-8:30 p.m. Class will cover basic functions and quick tips to make using iPhone and iPad usage much less frustrating. Room 502 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $5 program fee.

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.

Wednesday, April 30

Classes and demonstrations

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

Thursday, May 1

Classes and demonstrations

• Elma Elementary will hold kindergarten registration from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 -3:30 p.m. All children who are five years old on or before Aug. 31, 2014 are eligible to register for the 2014-15 school year. Proof of child’s immunizations and a birth certificate are required on the day of registration. Elma Elementary School, 1235 Monte Elma Rd. (360) 482-2632.

Talks and presentations

Edward Jones financial adviser Brandon Klinger will host a coffee club at 10:45 a.m. There will be a brief presentation on current events in the market and economy followed by an informal discussion. Edward Jones, 211 S. Main St. Suite 1A, Montesano.

Friday, May 2

Fundraisers and drives

• Jenny’s Joggers and Tom’s Trotters Relay For Life teams will be holding a garage sale and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Country Estates Clubhouse, 57 Clemons Road, Montesano.

Performances

• Driftwood Players presents “The Glass Menagerie,” a drama in two acts for all ages written by Tennessee Williams. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 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.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) will hold a basement bargains Spring book sale. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A pizza party and clean up will be held on Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. 125 Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Saturday, May 3

Classes and demonstrations

• Elma Timberland Library presents Beekeeping in Your Backyard, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., for adults. Local beekeeper Kellie Shincke will walk students through the basics of backyard beekeeping. Elma Timberland Library, 119 N. First St. (360) 482-3737.

Events

• The Matlock Historical Society will present the 2014 Old Timers’ Fair. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Parking and admission are free. Mary M. Knight High School, 2987 W. Matlock Brady Road.

• The Olympia Dog Fanciers will be hosting an all breed dog show at the G.H. County Fairgrounds from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. call (509) 760-6868 for more information.

Films

• “South Pacific,” (1958) starring Rossano Brazzi and Mitzi Gaynor at the 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam Saturday and Sunday. Shows starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. 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.

Dinners

• “Take Your Mother Out to Dinner” spaghetti feed. 4 - 7 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elma, 501 W. Martin Street, Elma.

• St. Andrews Episcopal Church will be hosting its annual Victorian tea and gift shop. The gift shop opens at 1:30 p.m. with the tea following at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. $15 per person. 400 E. 1st Street, Aberdeen. Call (360) 533-2511 for reservations.

Monday, May 5

Auditions

• The Driftwood Players will hold auditions for the upcoming performance of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora and Delia Ephron a comedy in two acts. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. The director is looking for five women of various ages. The play contains adult language. Rehearsals will begin in May and run until the opening production in July. For more information email jskokan@ghc.edu.

Meetings and hearings

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

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

Tuesday, May 6

Meetings and hearings

• The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library will meet at 11 a.m. McCleary Timberland Library. 121 S. 4th St. (360) 495-3368.

Wednesday, May 7

Meetings and hearings

• 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., Montesano. Free. (360) 249-2332, 537-1272 or 249-4193.

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

Training and workshops

• The McCleary Timberland Librarys will be closed for staff training. The facility will resume the regular schedule the following day. All other Timberland locations will be maintain regular hours.

Thursday, May 8

Training and workshops

• The Elma and Oakville Timberland Librarys will be closed for staff training. The facilities will resume the regular schedule the following day. All other Timberland locations will be maintain regular hours.

Friday, May 9

Classes and demonstrations

• Community Education Class, “Cooking with Dasha.” 6:30-8 p.m. Dasha Iashchenko from Kyrgyzstan will teach students how to make traditional and authentic dishes from Russia. Room 508 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $10 supply fee and $5 program fee.

Meetings and hearings

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