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Calendar from Aug. 15, 2013

Thursday, Aug. 15

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve macaroni and cheese, pineapple coleslaw, veggie sticks and fruit crisp for lunch. Noon. Board games. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Just for kids

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Read It, Watch It, 2-4:30 p.m., for grades 4-12. Bring your comfy pillows and enjoy a movie. Then stay for a discussion of the movie and book “Holes” by Louis Sachar. Popcorn and beverages provided by the Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368

Meetings

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

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

• National Alliance on Mental Illness, Washington Coast chapter will meet at 6 p.m. at the McCleary Library, 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. DeeDee Garman of the Grays Harbor Health Dept. will speak on “Living with Chronic Illness.” For more information call Otis Leathers at (360) 495-3239.

• Grays Harbor County Fair Board regular monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Fair office, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Friday, Aug. 16

Especially for seniors

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

Films

• Movie premiere of “Lucella Green” written and directed by Brandon Maine. 7 p.m. All tickets $6 and are available at the box office 30 minutes prior to showtime. 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th Street, Hoquiam.

Performances

• “Seatown” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17 in the Ocean Lounge. 8 p.m. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

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.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• “Fun Fly” on the Ocean Shores Beach starts at 10 a.m. Novice and professional kite flyers will perform for the crowd. Admission is free. For more information call (360) 289-4103.

• 16th Westport Art Festival, juried show of fine arts and crafts through Sunday, Aug. 18. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Westport Maritime Museum grounds, 2201 Westhaven Drive. New this year, Corvettes of Grays Harbor. www.westportartfestival.org, (800) 345-6223 or Alaskan Motel (360) 268-9133.

• Body & Soul Festival, a holistic lifestyle event through Sunday, Aug. 18. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Ocean Shores Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd., Ocean Shores. $3 day or $5 for weekend pass (classes included).

• Back-to-School Block Party. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free food and fun for all ages. Talent Show at 2 p.m. with baked goods auction. First Baptist Church, 303 W. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. www.firstbaptistmontesano.org.

Films

• Movie premiere of “Lucella Green” written and directed by Brandon Maine. Showing at 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. All tickets $6 and are available at the box office 30 minutes prior to showtime. 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th Street, Hoquiam.

Fitness fun

• Pirates on the Harbor-Treasure Island dance hosted by Dance Club of Grays Harbor, with music by Katzenjammer. Lesson from 7-8 p.m. and dancing from 8-11 p.m. Hoquiam Masonic Temple, 2nd floor, corner of 8th and K Street, Hoquiam. $7 per member and $10 per guest. Singles and couples welcome. Any questions, call Arlene Hoiland at (360) 533-1412.

Fundraisers and drives

• Copalis Crossing Firefighter’s Association will be having a Barn Bash Fundraiser. 4 p.m. to midnight. Cottonwood Ranch Barn at milepost 7.5 on Ocean Beach Road, Hoquiam. Tickets are $20 and include the BBQ dinner and entertainment. There will be kid’s activities, a silent and live auction and dancing to the music of “Humptulips.”

Meetings

• Grays Harbor Genealogy Society will meet at the Johannes home, 95 Valley Road, Hoquiam for their annual potluck picnic at noon.

Reunions

• Elma High School “Spirit of 71” Class Picnic. 1 p.m. Shelley and Dell Carter’s home, 357 Cloquallum Rd., Elma. Please RSVP to nana98557@yahoo.com or on Facebook Group: Elma High School “Spirit of 71” or classmate.com.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• “Fun Fly” on the Ocean Shores Beach starts at 10 a.m. Novice and professional kite flyers will perform for the crowd. Admission is free. For more information call (360) 289-4103.

Monday, Aug. 19

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve cabbage patch soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit and cookies for lunch. Noon. Karaoke. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

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, Aug. 20

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve chicken & gravy over mashed potatoes, corn, Waldorf salad and dessert for lunch. Noon. Trivia. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve ham & scalloped potatoes, Caesar salad, carrot pineapple salad and cake for lunch. Noon. Pinochle at 1 p.m. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Just for kids

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Dig it Up Scavenger Hunt, for all ages. Search the library to find three hidden pictures and win a small prize. Themed hunts include Ancient Egypt, Underground Animals, Exploring Caves, Archaeological Digs and Rocks and Minerals. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve teriyaki dippers, sweet potato fries, mixed veggies and fruit crisp for lunch. Noon. Board games. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Fundraisers and drives

• Strawberry Waffle Dinner with eggs and sausage. 4:30-7 p.m. Adults, $6, kids, $3. McCleary United Methodist Church, 3rd and Oak St., McCleary.

Just for kids

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Indiana Jones Movie Marathon, 1-8 p.m., for grades 4-12. Bring your comfy pillows and spend all day watching Indiana Jones movies on the big screen in the cool of the library. Popcorn and beverages will be provided by the Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Meetings

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

Talks and presentations

• “The Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obama Care)” will be presented by tax professional Ron Devore and a presentation by financial advisor Miles Longenbaugh, “Market Update.” 2-3:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Ocean Shores Public Library, 573 Point Brown Ave. NW, Ocean Shores. Sponsored by Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores, Edward Jones Investing and the Ocean Shores Public Library.

Friday, Aug. 23

Especially for seniors

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

Performances

• “Brian Green Band” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 in the Ocean Lounge. 8 p.m. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Meetings

• 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.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Meetings

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

Performances

• “Foreigner” concert, 7 p.m., D & R Theater, 205 South I Street, Aberdeen. Tickets $25 and up. dandrtheater.com.

Friday, Aug. 30

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Customs NW Car Show. Open to the public Friday, 8 a.m.,Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. Local and national classic car restorers will compete for prizes. See unfinished and finished American classic cars from all different automotive eras. For more information, call (360) 482-2651.

Performances

• “Society’s Child” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 in the Ocean Lounge. 8 p.m. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• 67th annual Seafood Festival & Craft Show, with fish, oysters and more, live music, local crafts in Westport. (800) 345-6223 or email info@westportgrayland-chamber.org.

• “Old Fashioned Labor Day Picnic and Paddle A Thon,” for all ages at North Bay Park, corner of Albatross and Chance a La Mer Ave., Ocean Shores. Picnic 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., paddling and rowing activities 11 a.m.-2p.m., rubber ducky race 3:30 p.m. to benefit local charities. Free admission.

• Kelpers Festival and Shake Rat Rendezvous, with shake mill events, vendors, live bands, evening dance and parades. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1. “Kiddies” Parade at noon Saturday beginning at Pacific Beach Post Office; adult parade Sunday. (360) 276-8377.

Fundraisers and drives

• Fifth annual benefit salmon bake for the Garden by the Sea. Noon-4 p.m. 824 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW, Ocean Shores. Donation of $12.50 ($15 at the gate) will include the salmon dinner with all the trimmings as well as participation in all the festivities, which include local artists, musicians, beer garden, silent auction and raffle. Funds support the community garden’s mission of supporting the food bank, providing garden beds and education to the public, and building strong community relationships. Tickets are available at Coastal Grounds Coffeehouse, 759 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW, Mermaid Cove Gallery & Gifts, 739-2 Point Brown Ave. NW and Galilean Lutheran Church, 824 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW.

Performances

• The touring Broadway production of CHICAGO at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE in Olympia. One night only. Tickets $59 to $109.

Sunday, Sept. 1

Performances

• “Ready or Not” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in the Ocean Lounge. 8 p.m. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Monday, Sept. 2

Notice

• All Timberland Libraries will be closed for the Labor Day holiday. Libraries will resume regular schedules on Tuesday, September 3.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Classes and demonstrations

• Childbirth classes led by Amy Murphy run every week for six weeks. Cost is $60 or you can pay with a medical coupon in the business office at Grays Harbor College. Topics covered include signs and normal progression of labor, techniques for coping with pain, drug options and much more. Room 2255, Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. For more information, call Amy at (360) 533-0071.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Hoquiam Business Association’s “First Thursdays” in Hoquiam. 5-8 p.m. Promises fun for the whole family, special shopping deals, live music and one-of-a-kind art, mostly in downtown Hoquiam.

Friday, Sept. 6

Festivals, celebrations,fairs

• Associated Arts of Ocean Shores arts and crafts festival, with 120 indoor and outdoor booths. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 8. Friday, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 N.W. Chance a La Mer Ave. Free admission. www.associatedarts.org.

• Westport Blues Festival running through Sunday, Sept. 8. Begins Friday afternoon. Featuring top blues acts and food. Tickets are $15 to $50. For tickets and more information, go to westportblues.com.

Performances

• “Kimberly Hall & Limitless” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 in the Ocean Lounge. 8 p.m. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Logger’s Playday. Events are free and start at 10 a.m. throughout the city of Hoquiam. Celebrate the past with parades, skills competition and local cuisines. Loggers demonstrate sawing, climbing and more while they compete for prizes and cash. For more information contact City of Hoquiam (360) 637-6040 or visit http://cityofhoquiam.com/fest_lp/.

• Zucchini Festival. Cooking contest starts at 10 a.m. at the city park in downtown Oakville. Enjoy culinary variations of this tasty fall vegetable. Bring in your prized zucchini dish to the Jubilee cook off and see how your recipe rates against your competitors. For more information contact Oakville Chamber (360) 273-2702 or visit http://www.oakville-wa.org/events.html.

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, Sept. 10

Performances

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Around the World in 30 Instruments, 6:30-7:30 p.m., for all ages. The family-friendly musical duo Four Shillings Short will take you around the world with traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, England, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, the Americas, and India. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Fundraisers and drives

• Brady’s Oysters Clean Water Oyster Feed in Westport. Noon - 5p.m. The menu includes house-made oyster stew, steamed oysters, coleslaw and more. Proceeds to benefit clean water preservation and scholarships. For more information contact Brady’s Oyster (800) 572-3252.

• Crafts Bazaar benefiting Elma Grange and other charities. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Elma Grange, 401 W. Waldrip st., Elma. Local handcrafted items. Raffle and concession stand. For more information, call Chris at (360) 482-0875.

Talks and presentations

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Getting the Most out of Online Genealogy Resources, 11 a.m.-noon, for adults. Learn about online resources that help you research your family history. Visit well known websites, such as Ancestry and Family Search, and get some tips. A variety of genealogy topics will be covered, including locating death information, census records, and old newspapers that can be viewed online for free. 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Talks and presentations

• Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” by David McCullough. Books are available for check out at the library’s circulation desk. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Notice

• All Timberland Libraries will be closed for All Staff Training Day. Libraries will resume regular schedules Thursday, September 19. For more information call 1-877-284-6237.

Thursday, Sept. 19

Meetings

• The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library will meet at 10 a.m. Interested members of the community are encouraged to join this active volunteer organization. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Town Hall meeting to discuss the Affordable Care Act. 5:30 p.m. Elma Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma. Call Shannon at (360) 346-2244 with any questions.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Fourth annual Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival and Art Walk in the Woods. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lake Sylvia State Park, 1813 Lake Sylvia Road, Montesano. It is the 100th birthday of the state parks. Begins with camp pancake breakfast, followed by the duathlon/triathlon, kayak racing, kids’ triathlon and kids’ games and races. Also music, arts and crafts and food vendors, plant Identification walk, Boy Scout cooking demo and more. Shuttle service will be available. All information and the registration form is available at www.discoverlakesylvia.tk.

• Buckaroo Days in Elma. This outdoor festival features a parade through downtown Elma, chili and salsa cook off, a petting zoo, cowboy art, fiddlers, a karaoke contest and much more. Bring your prized chili and salsa recipes to see how you stack up against the areas’ best cooks. For more information contact Elma Chamber (360) 482-3055 or visit http://www.elmachamber.org/buckaroo-days.php.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Meetings

• The Elma Timberland Library Board will meet at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Meetings

• The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will have a public meeting at 7 p.m. at the McCleary Timberland Library, 121 S 4th Street, McCleary. The public is encouraged to attend.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• “Crush Me, Squeeze Me, Make Me Wine.” Begins at 11 a.m. at the Westport Winery, 1 S. Arbor Rd., Aberdeen. All ages are welcome to take part in the joys of wine production in Grays Harbor. Stomp your way to a great bottle of faux Bordeaux while listening to live music and enjoying adult beverages. Enter the Lucy and Ethyl look-a-like contest open to men, women, children and dogs, along with t-shirts to immortalize your grape day. For more information contact Westport Winery (360) 648-2224.

Friday, Nov. 1

Performances

• The Broadway production of the Joy Luck Club at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE in Olympia. Tickets $29 to $59.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Performances

• The Broadway production of Green Day’s American Idiot at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE in Olympia. Tickets $55 to $149.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Performances

• Seattle Men’s Chorus: Play it Again, Santa at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE in Olympia. Tickets $44 to $59

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