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Thursday, May 23

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve baked chicken, potato salad, fruit salad and cake for lunch. Noon. Board games. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Fundraisers

• Elma FFA Banquet at the Elma High School Commons, Elma High School, 1101 W. Main St., Elma. Dinner from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and awards ceremony from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 for 13 years of age and up, $5 for 6 to 12 years old and free for 5 years old and under. A silent auction and a dessert auction will also be hosted. All proceeds support scholarships and FFA state & national travel.

Meetings

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

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

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

Talks and presentations

• “Skunk Cabbage and Chittum Bark: Sons of the Wynooche” by Bob Dick and Darrel White, Author Visit. 7-8 p.m. Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library), 125 S. Main St., Montesano. (360) 2494211.

Friday, May 24

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve cook’s choice for lunch. Noon. Cookie bingo. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Notices

• Montesano Timberland Library will be closed for staff training and resume its regular schedule Saturday, May 25. All other Grays Harbor County Timberland libraries will be open. For more information go to the website at www.TRL.org or call 1-800-562-6022.

Performances

• Scheduled tryouts for the Broadway musical “Rent” to be performed in July. 4 p.m. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. The cast will be area high school and college students, directed by GHC Theater Arts instructor Brad Duffy. Contact Duffy at (360) 538-4172 or bduffy@ghc.edu.

Saturday, May 25

Performances

• Scheduled tryouts for the Broadway musical “Rent” to be performed in July. 9 a.m. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. The cast will be area high school and college students, directed by GHC Theater Arts instructor Brad Duffy. Contact Duffy at (360) 538-4172 or bduffy@ghc.edu.

Sunday, May 26

Animals

• “Yappy Hour” for people and their canine pals from 3 - 5 p.m. Every Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Westport Winery, 1 S. Arbor Road, Aberdeen.

Monday, May 27

Celebrations

• Bill Mann VFW Post 1948 and Ladies Auxillary Memorial Day Service. Noon. Oddfellows Cemetery, Elma.

Classes and demonstrations

• “Computer Basics” taught by Melissa Lenz. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through June 12. Lab 502 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St., Montesano. $18 program fee and $32 instructor fee. (360) 249-2573.

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

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Notices

• All Timberland libraries will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Libraries will resume regular schedules Tuesday, May 28. For more information call 1-877-284-6237.

Performances

• Auditions for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with the Driftwood Players. 7 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third Street, Aberdeen. Looking for 21 men and women in ages ranging from 20s to 70s. Contact John Limitone at chefjohn185@msn.com.

Tuesday, May 28

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve tomato basil soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit and cake for lunch. Noon. Trivia. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Meetings and hearings

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

• East Grays Harbor Gluten & Dairy Intolerance Group. 7 -8 p.m. Elma Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma. For more information, call Barbara (360) 495-3786 or email noglutenordairy@gmail.com.

• Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Partnership Board of Directors public meeting. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Upstairs meeting room, City Hall, 112 N. Main St., Montesano. For more information, call Dana at (360) 289-2499.

Performances

• Auditions for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with the Driftwood Players. 7 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third Street, Aberdeen. Looking for 21 men and women in ages ranging from 20s to 70s. Contact John Limitone at chefjohn185@msn.com.

Talks and presentations

• PageTurners book discussion featuring “That Used to be Us” by Thomas Friedman. 2-3 p.m. McCleary Timberland Library, 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Training and workshops

• Greater Grays Harbor Business Forum with Leroy Tipton presents “Maximizing Your Leadership Styles to Make a Difference.” 11:30 a.m. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Greater Grays Harbor Inc., 506 Duffy St., Aberdeen. Call (360) 532-1924 to make your reservation. Deadline is Friday, May 24.

Wednesday, May 29

Classes and demonstrations

• Watercolor and acrylic painting. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Oakville Timberland Library, 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

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

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve chicken and stuffing bake, corn, Ambrosia salad and ice cream for lunch. Noon. Pinochle at 1 p.m. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Thursday, May 30

Classes and demonstrations

• “Safe Seafood” with Josh Bachtell of Savory Faire through Montesano Community Education. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Home Ec Room, Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St., Montesano. $5 program fee and $20 materials fee (separate check please). Register by May 22. (360) 249-2573.

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve tater tot casserole, green salad, fruit and cookies for lunch. Noon. Board games. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Meetings

• Moms in Prayer International meeting. 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, 303 W. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4224 or www.MomsInPrayer.org.

Friday, May 31

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve cook’s choice for lunch. Noon. Donation Bingo. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Meetings

• Aberdeen Town Hall meeting with Representative Derek Kilmer. 12 - 1:30 p.m. Rotary Log Pavilion, 1401 Sargent Blvd., Aberdeen. Doors open 11:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Send-off lunch

• Aberdeen American Legion hosting a send-off lunch for Special Olympic athletes, their families and coaches. 11 a.m. to noon. Stop by to wish them well. Cost for lunch is $5 for barbecue hamburgers, chips and a drink. They’ll be going to Joint Base Lewis McChord for the Special Olympics Summer Games. American Legion, 112 W. 1st Street, Aberdeen.

Saturday, June 1

Animals

• Galloping High Riders 4-H Club Silver Buckle Horse Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Book signing

• Seattle mystery writer, Bernadette Pajer, will be signing her newest book “Capacity for Murder.” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum of the North Beach, 4658 State Route 109, Moclips. She visited the museum several times to do the research on this book, which is set in the north beach area.

Classes and demonstrations

• WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstration garden (or if raining, at the extension office), Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Festival of Colors Kite Festival on the beach in Ocean Shores. 10 a.m. For more information contact Ocean Shores Kites (360) 648-2224.

Just for kids

• 7th Street Kids auditions for “Shrek the Musical.” 9 a.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th Street, Hoquiam. Kids who will be 7 to 16 years old on June 15 may audition and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tuition is $200 and scholarships are available. Rehearsals begin Monday, June 24 and run Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteer opportunities

• Lake Sylvia State Park will celebrate Monte Trails Appreciation Day, National Trails Day. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Help spruce-up City forest trails. Bring gloves, string-trimmer, pruners, lunch, appropriate clothing and boots. Meet at the kitchen by the beach area. Discover Pass will be available for purchase. No pets please. (360) 249-5424 or lhiner@montesano.us.

Sunday, June 2

Animals

• Galloping High Riders 4-H Club Silver Buckle Horse Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Festival of Colors Kite Festival on the beach in Ocean Shores. 10 a.m. For more information contact Ocean Shores Kites (360) 648-2224.

Fundraisers

• Benefit Garden Tour and Wine Tasting. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Schafer Meadows off of Middle Satsop Road. Tour Dolores Cavanah’s estate with beautiful spring gardens and water features. Donation of $25 covers the garden tour, wine tasting or other beverage of your choice to raise funds for the Montesano Community Education program. Tickets available at Valu Drug, Montesano, Elma Variety, Elma, Marshall’s Garden & Pet, Aberdeen or call Judy at (360) 581-3935.

Monday, June 3

Meetings

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

Tuesday, June 4

Meetings

• The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library meeting. 11 a.m. Library meeting room, McCleary Timberland library, 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Wednesday, June 5

Meetings

• 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.

Thursday, June 6

Meetings

• Moms in Prayer International meeting. 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, 303 W. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4224 or www.MomsInPrayer.org.

Friday, June 7

Performances

• 1964 The Tribute concert, a tribute to The Beatles, will perform. 8 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th Street, Hoquiam. Tickets are students/seniors $20, Silver $30, Gold $40 and Platinum $50. Rolling Stone Magazine calls 1964 the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” It’s an actual recreation of a live Beatles concert. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.

Saturday, June 8

Meetings

• Grays Harbor Genealogy Society meeting. 10 a.m. Hoquiam Timberland Library, 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. Doors open at 9:30. Public is welcome. Laurel Lempke from the Washington State Hospital Grave Concerns Association will talk about “Restoring Dignity.” She is working with others on the cemetery at Washington State Hospital in Steilacoom replacing numbers with headstones.

Performances

• Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association District No. 17 to provide music for dancing. 7-10 p.m. Grange Hall, 401 W. Waldrip St., Elma. Donations and finger foods welcome.

• 1964 The Tribute concert, a tribute to The Beatles, will perform. 8 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th Street, Hoquiam. Tickets are students/seniors $20, Silver $30, Gold $40 and Platinum $50. Rolling Stone Magazine calls 1964 the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” It’s an actual re-creation of a Beatles Concert Live from songs down to the Beatle boots. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Yard sale for Grays Harbor Audubon. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 921 Dion Avenue, Hoquiam. Bring your items and help with the sale. Call Mary (360) 533-9833.

Sunday, June 9

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Fleur de Lis Festival and Art in the Vines, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Westport Winery, 1 S. Arbor Road, Aberdeen. French themed art market and wine tasting with local artisans. Yappy hour from 3 - 5 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery (360) 648-2224.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Yard sale for Grays Harbor Audubon. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 921 Dion Avenue, Hoquiam. Bring your items and help with the sale. Call Mary (360) 533-9833.

Monday, June 10

Meetings

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

Tuesday, June 11

Just for kids

• Oakville Timberland Library presents Summer at the Library Begins, for children and teens. Head to the library and sign up for the summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading” for children and “Beneath the Surface” for teens. Pick up your kit starting today or any time this summer. This Summer Reading event is part of a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 201 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Meetings

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

Wednesday, June 12

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents Summer at the Library Begins, for children and teens. Head to the library and sign up for the summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading” for children and “Beneath the Surface” for teens. Pick up your kit starting today or any time this summer. This Summer Reading event is part of a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Summer at the Library Begins, for children and teens. Head to the library and sign up for the summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading” for children and “Beneath the Surface” for teens. Pick up your kit starting today or any time this summer. This Summer Reading event is part of a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 125 N. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents “Cinder Giveaway,” June 12-July 24 for teens. Marissa Meyer, author of the young adult series, “The Lunar Chronicles” is visiting the Aberdeen library on July 25. The Montesano library is giving away copies of “Cinder,” the first book in the series to teens who are interested in reading and having a book signed at this event. Just ask at the desk when you pick up your summer reading pack, while supplies last. Books paid for by the Friends of the Montesano (W.H. Abel Memorial) Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. (360) 249-4211.

Meetings

• Citizen Corps. 9 a.m. followed by Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting at 10 a.m. Second floor of the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce Ave., Montesano. 249-3911.

• Pacific Fire District #15 commissioners meeting. 6:30 p.m. Jim Welch’s home, 1502 N. River Road, Cosmopolis.

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

Thursday, June 13

• “Happily Ever After,” a luncheon program for women of all ages. 11:30 a.m. $14 inclusive. Rotary Log Pavilion, 1399 Sargent Blvd. (Morrison Riverfront Park), Aberdeen. Reservations and cancellations necessary. (360) 532-7998 or (360) 249-1900. Complimentary daycare for ages 1-12 provided by reservation. www.ghcchristianwomensconnection.com.

Friday, June 14

Just for kids

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Summer at the Library Begins,” for children and teens. Head to the library and sign up for the summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading” for children and “Beneath the Surface” for teens. Pick up your kit starting today or any time this summer. This Summer Reading event is part of a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Meetings

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

Saturday, June 15

Classes and demonstrations

• WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstration garden (or if raining, at the extension office), Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Monday, June 17

Meetings

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

Tuesday, June 18

Talks and presentations

• Elma Timberland Library presents “PageTurners Book Discussion,” 6-7 p.m. for adults. Help pick next season’s books to discuss. This program is held outside regular library open hours. The rest of the library will not be open. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Thursday, June 20

Meetings and hearings

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

Friday, June 21

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Five Star Dealership’s Sand & Sawdust Festival. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the competition starts at 9 a.m. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 N.W. Chance a La Mer, Ocean Shores. Admission and classes are free. For entry information contact (360) 289-3797.

Performances

• Sylvia Browne, spiritual teacher and psychic will speak at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel. 8 p.m. Lucky Eagle, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. Tickets start at $25. Visit Ticketmaster.com or Lucky Eagle Box Office, (800) 720-1788.

Saturday, June 22

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Five Star Dealership’s Sand & Sawdust Festival. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the competition starts at 9 a.m. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 N.W. Chance a La Mer, Ocean Shores. Admission and classes are free. For entry information contact (360) 289-3797.

Sunday, June 23

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Five Star Dealership’s Sand & Sawdust Festival. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the competition starts at 9 a.m. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 N.W. Chance a La Mer, Ocean Shores. Admission and classes are free. For entry information contact (360) 289-3797.

Performances

• Sylvia Browne, spiritual teacher and psychic will speak at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel. 4 p.m. Lucky Eagle, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. Tickets start at $25. Visit Ticketmaster.com or Lucky Eagle Box Office, (800) 720-1788.

Tuesday, June 25

Meetings

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

Talks and presentations

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “PageTurners Book Discussion,” 2-3 p.m. for adults. Read or listen to “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern and join others in a conversation about the book. Everyone is welcome to join any or all discussions. 121N. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368

Wednesday, June 26

Films

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Summer Movie Matinee,” 2-4 p.m. for all ages. Cool off in the library with a Summer Reading theme-related free movie. Contact the library for title and more information. You can bring your own beverages, but popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the McCleary Timberland Regional Library. This Summer Reading event is part of a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Meetings

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

•The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will have a public meeting. 7 p.m. North Mason Timberland Library, 23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair. The public is encouraged to attend. 1-877-284-6237.

Talks and presentation

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents “Family Day at the Library: Composting,” 10:30-11:30 a.m. for all ages. Discover the joys of lasagna gardening, a composting demonstration, earthworm dancing, stories, art projects and games for the whole family. This event is part of “Dig into Reading,” a Timberland Regional Library district wide summer program. 125 N. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Thursday, June 27

Meetings

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

Friday, June 28

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze, Westport. Noon. Celebrate pirates and tall ships. Admission is free. For more information contact Westport/Grayland Chamber (360) 268-9817.

Saturday, June 29

Classes and demonstrations

• Water wise gardening and pest management workshop hosted by the WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners, followed by a plant clinic. 10 a.m. to noon. SouthShore Mall community room, 1017 S. Boone St., Aberdeen.

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze, Westport. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate pirates and tall ships. Admission is free. For more information contact Westport/Grayland Chamber (360) 268-9817.

Sunday, June 30

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze, Westport. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate pirates and tall ships. Admission is free. For more information contact Westport/Grayland Chamber (360) 268-9817.

Saturday, July 6

Classes and demonstrations

• WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstration garden (or if raining, at the extension office), Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Thursday, July 18

Meetings and hearings

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

Saturday, July 20

Classes and demonstrations

• WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstration garden (or if raining, at the extension office), Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Tuesday, July 23

Training and workshops

• Summit Pacific hosting free education on upcoming health care reforms and how they will affect you. 6-8 p.m. Kelsey Conference Room, Summit Pacific Medical Center, 600 E. Main Street, Elma. Free and no registration required. All community members are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Will Callicoat (360) 346-2222 or email info@sp-mc.org.

Saturday, July 27

Fundraisers and drives

• Montesano Chamber of Commerce 18th annual Classic Golf Tournament. Sign up at noon, shotgun start 1 p.m. Grays Harbor Country Club, 5300 Central Park Drive, Aberdeen. $200/team ($50 per person). Entry fee includes green fees, refreshments, lunch and raffle tickets for multiple prizes.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Meetings and hearings

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

Saturday, Aug. 17

Classes and demonstrations

• WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstration garden (or if raining, at the extension office), Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Classes and demonstrations

• WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstration garden (or if raining, at the extension office), Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Classes and demonstrations

• WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstration garden (or if raining, at the extension office), Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.