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Thursday, April 17

Events

• Washington State High School Equestrian Team District 3 competition 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.

Friday, April 18

Classes and demonstrations

• Community Education Class, “Paper Mache Piggy Banks.” 3:15-4:45 p.m. Make your own piggy bank in this two session class. Art Room at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $5 program fee.

• 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.

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.

• Mobile-making workshop at Grays Harbor Fairgrounds for people of all ages. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Atendees will be provided with materials to create a mobile to enter into one of the five mobile contests for the Grays Harbor County Fair. The workshop is free to the public. Pavillion meeting room, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. For more information call (360) 249-6097.

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 Resurrection 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.

• The 27th annual crab races at Westport Marina, under the big tent. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the races run from 1-5 p.m. $2 admission and $3 registration.

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., Montesano. To register or for further information, call Danny Wills at (360) 249-8249.

Classes and demonstrations

• Community Education Class, Adult Spanish Language Class, from 6 to 7 p.m. Room 410 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $18 program fee. No previous knowledge of Spanish language required.

Tuesday, April 22

Classes and demonstrations

• Community Education Class, “Texas Hold ‘em for fun.” 7-9 p.m. Play is free and no money will exchange hands. Ages 18 and older. Room 506 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $10 program fee. Minimum 6, maximum 10 for class.

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 also 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.

• Greater Grays Harbor will present a business forum featuring speakers Jack Durney of Durney Insurance and Tom Quigg of Windermere Grays Harbor. The speakers will be discussing an update on flood insurance legislation and how it affects the Harbor. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. $15 for members, $20 for non-members, members can bring a non-member for $25 total. Grays Harbor Country Club, 5300 Central Park Drive, Aberdeen. Must make reservations by April 18. Call (360) 532-1924 for details.

Wednesday, April 23

Classes and demonstrations

• Community Education Class “Beginning Fly tying.” 7-9 p.m. Class is for anyone wishing to begin tying or perfect techinque. Bring your own tools such as avise, bobbin and scissors. Room 314 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $18 program fee and $25 instructor fee.

• Funeral pre-planning with Nathan Harrison. 7-8 p.m. Class covers everything from filling out paperwork for a death certificate to pre-paying for the funeral. Room 314 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $5 program fee.

Events

• World Book Night. Mary Schroeder will be presenting 20 copies of the book “Wild” at the McCleary Subway as part of the nationwide event to intoduce light and non-readers to the joy of reading.

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

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.

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.