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Thursday, April 3

Classes and demonstrations

• “Potatoes,” age 14 and up, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Barb Johnson, $10. At Brilliant Moon, 121 W. Simpson, McCleary.The Simple Potato! Learn to make potato salad, omelets, scalloped potatoes, and cake! Also, roasted potatoes with rosemary, creamed potatoes and peas. Inexpensive and easy. No fat, no cholesterol, only 110 calories. All food and supplies included in class fee. (360) 861-8542.

Festival, celebrations, fairs

• Elma Timberland Library presents Reading Magic with Jeff Evans, 2-3 p.m., for all ages. Every book is a magic book when you read it. Jeff Evans’ magic show celebrates the fun things that happen when you open a book. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Fitness fun

• “Exercise! Exercise!” Come join us for a great workout. Stretching and moving to jazz music with Sally Adams. Class is designed for adults and all levels. Instructor fee $5 per class, MCE fee $18. 6-7 p.m. on Thursdays at Simpson Elementary, Room 18, 519 W. Simpson Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-1770.

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents Movies @ the Library for children. Watch a movie every Thursday any time from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the library’s children’s area and decorate a matching coloring page. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Meetings

• 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.

• 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. (during school year)

• Robert Gray Chapter NSDAR will meet at the Hoquiam Timberland Library, 621 K Street. Barbara Houtenbrink-Andreason will present “Betsy Ross, Did She Really Design the American Flag?” Bring a sack lunch at 11:30 a.m., meeting starts at noon. Visitors welcome.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve sausage gravy & biscuits, hash browns, fruit and dessert for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and board games. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Friday, April 4

Seniors

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

Saturday, April 5

Animals

• Rainier Agility Team, dog agility competition, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., April 5 and 6. Dog agility is a fun and exciting sport in which handlers direct their dogs through a complex course of challenging obstacles. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. For more information call (360) 482-2651 or visit our website at www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Classes and demonstrations

• “Fancy Market Basket w/Gretchen Rim or Peanut Basket” basket weaving class with Fred and Mary Thurman. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Market Basket is for advanced and Peanut 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 three, 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.

• “Beginning Beekeeping,” 1 to 3 p.m., Ron Scholzen, $10. At Brilliant Moon, 121 W. Simpson, McCleary. For those interested in learning about beekeeping and simple ways to attract pollinators into your garden and orchards. The focus includes how to get started in beekeeping, including the honeybees, honey, equipment and the bee hive. (360) 861-8542.

Events

• 52nd annual Beachcombers Driftwood Show & Glass Float Hunt. Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Grayland Community Hall, 2071 Cranberry Road. Attracts natural beach art enthusiasts and glass float collectors each year for fun and prizes. Wood crafts, jewelry, pet products, great food, chain saw carving and a local children’s poster contest. Entertainment by the Grayland Players and local ukulele club. Glass floats will be available for purchase. Glass float hunting map and license sales start at 8 a.m. both days. For more information, call the Tourism Office at (360) 482-2651 or (800) 621-9625 or go to www.visitgraysharbor.com.

Performances

• Chubby Checker at the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15 with Players Club card. Visit LUCKYEAGLE.COM or call the Lucky Eagle box office at (800) 720-1788 for additional savings.

Volunteer opportunities

• Work party to prepare Schafer State Park, W. 1365 Schafer Park RD., Elma for the upcoming season. 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Bring rakes, gloves, tools and lunch. Feel free to come and go as is convenient for you. For more information, call Stet Palmer (360) 789-9953 or Gregory Johnson (360) 612-9479 or go to our website at www.TheSchaferStateParkTeam.org.

Monday, April 7

Meetings

• 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.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve scalloped ham & potatoes, buttered peas and carrots, Ambrosia salad and pudding pie for lunch. Noon. Karaoke. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Tuesday, April 8

Classes and demonstrations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Teens DIY: Decoupage, April 8-12 for grades 4-12. Teens can decoupage a journal or switch plate cover. Supplies will be provided. They may also bring their own items to decoupage. Sponsored by the Friends of the Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library). 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Meetings

• Montesano Chamber of Commerce meeting. Noon. Large meeting room, Montesano City Hall, 112 N. Main St., Montesano.

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

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve chili dogs, tater tots, fruit and cookies for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and trivia. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Wednesday, April 9

Meetings

• Montesano PTO. 7 p.m. Simpson Elementary, 519 W. Simpson Ave., Montesano. Childcare available at $1 per child.

• 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.

Seniors

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

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. 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. 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 ticket 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.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Indoor Swap Meet, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. Snack bar open all day. Accepting new vendors. For more information, call (360) 482-2651 or visit our website at www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

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. 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 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.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Indoor Swap Meet, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. Snack bar open all day. Accepting new vendors. For more information, call (360) 482-2651 or visit our website at www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

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.

Tuesday, April 15

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

• The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will present “Pink Martini,” 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 17

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.

Saturday, April 19

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3rd Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for adults. Join others for a discussion of “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. Call the library at 533-2360 or stop by the information desk to request a copy of the book. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

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.

Tuesday, April 22

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.

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

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

Thursday, April 24

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.

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.