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Calendar from Aug. 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28

Films

• McCleary Timberland Library presents America’s Music series: “Country & Bluegrass.” 6-7:30 p.m. America’s Music is a free film and discussion series highlighting popular music genres from the 20th centrury. The final of four sessions covers Country and Bluegrass music and features the film “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music.” McCleary Timberland Library 121 S. 4th St., McCleary.

Meetings and hearings

• 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.

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

• The Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners will have a special meeting. The board will elect leadership and decide what to do. The hospital district was created to help Grays Harbor Community Hospital. 1 p.m. Grays Harbor Community Hospital Main Campus, Conference Room C, 915 Anderson Drive, Aberdeen.

Friday, August 29

Events

• Unfinished Nationals Car Show. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be door prizes, raffle prizes, goody bags, dash plaques and event T-shirts along with a swap meet, seminars and awards on Saturday. Cost is $20 to show a car for one day or $40 for both days and admission for the public is $3. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Performances

• Clinton Ellison at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Ocean Lounge on Friday and Saturday. Concert is free to the public. Quinault Beach Resort & Casino, 78 State Route 115, Ocean Shores.

Saturday, August 30

Events

• 68th Annual Seafood Festival. Noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy a meal of salmon, whitefish, oysters, shrimp cocktails, corn on the cob, salads and garlic bread cooked up by Westport seafood pros. Live music will be provided by “Catch of the Day” and diners can shop local arts and craft booths after the meal. Cost is $15 per person and $12 for seniors. Beer and win will also be available. Westport Maritime Museum, 2201 W. Westhaven Dr., Westport.

• Timber Revival at The Polson Museum in Hoquiam. Noon to 8 p.m. This daylong, free event features fun for the whole family with live music, a beer garden and vintage logging demonstrations. Vendors will also be selling T-shirts representing local timber industry brands. The event will be followed by a skate party at Harborena Roller Rink starting around 9 p.m. Polson Museum, 1611 Riverside Ave., Hoquiam.

• Come and Play on Labor Day in South Bend. The festivities on Saturday include oyster eating and opening contests, Bingo at the Willapa Harbor Chamber Community Center, a kite show and the South Bend Library book sale. The fun on Sunday includes the Grand Parade, a salmon derby, a kite show and fireworks at night. Monday will round out a weekend of fun with the poker paddle on the Willapa and duck races. South Bend.

Films

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Movie at the Library.” Noon to 2 p.m. Bring a comfy pillow and something to drink as you watch a free movie at the library. Popcorn will be provided. McCleary Timberland Library, 121 S. 4th St., McCleary.

• Montesano Timberland Library presents America’s Music series: “Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop.” 11 a.m. to noon. America’s Music is a free film and discussion series highlighting popular music genres from the 20th centrury. The third of six sessions covers Latin Rhythms. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano.

Sunday, August 31

Performances

• Livin’ Harmony will perform at the Montesano United Methodist Church. 9:50 a.m. The gospel quartet will bring its unique acapella stylings to favorite gospel, spirtitual, inspirational, popular and barbershop songs. Montesano United Methodist Church, 401 E. Spruce Ave., Montesano.

Monday, September 1

Closures

• All Timberland libraries banks, governments offices and The Vidette office will be closed for Labor Day.

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.

Wednesday, September 3

Meetings and hearings

• The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library meeting. 11 a.m. For more information call (360) 495-3368. McCleary Timberland Library, 121 S. 4th St., McCleary.

• 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, September 4

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.

• Oakville Timberland Library presents “Healthy Lifestyle: Diabetes, Caring from the Inside Out.” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Patricia Odiorne, Registered Dietitian, will discuss what diabetes is, its health risks and how it can be prevented. Watch a demonstration of a “diabetes-friendly” recipe and take home a goody bag with ingredients. Register online at www.trl.org or by calling (360) 273-5305. Oakville Methodist Church, 204 Harris St., Oakville.

Meetings and hearings

• Grays Harbor Fire District 12 is moving its normal monthly meeting for September from the second Thursday of the month to Sept. 4. It will be at 7pm at the McCleary Fire Hall.

• 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.

Friday, September 5

Events

• Westport Blues Festival. 2-9:30 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Kim Archer Band will headline Friday. The Rafael Tranquilino Band will get the crowd dancing Saturday afternoon before Lady “A” will wow the crowd in the evening. Claudette King, the daughter of BB King, will help close out the festival on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for Friday, $30 for Saturday (ticket includes a dance from 10 p.m. to midnight), $15 for Sunday and $50 for an all festival pass. Westport Inn, 2501 N. Nyhus, Westport.

Saturday, September 6

Events

• Up Your Wind Kite Festival. Join in the 22nd annual festival by watching the kites or flying one of your own. The event begins on Saturday and concludes on Sunday. Pacific Beach.

Films

• Montesano Timberland Library presents America’s Music series: “Swing Jazz.” 11 a.m. to noon. America’s Music is a free film and discussion series highlighting popular music genres from the 20th centrury. The fifth of six sessions covers swing jazz music and features the film “Swing, The Velocity of Celebration.” Montesano Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano.

Monday, September 8

Meetings and hearings

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

Performances

• “Creedence Clearwater Revisited.” Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49 and available at Backstage Espresso or visit the website at www.dandrtheater.com. D&R Theatre, 205 S. I Street, Aberdeen.

Wednesday, September 10

Meetings and hearings

• 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.

Thursday, September11

Meetings and hearings

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

Friday, September 12

Meetings and hearings

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

Talks and presentations

• The League of Women Voters will hold a candidate forum at the Bishop Center at Grays Harbor College. The forum with candidates for the positions of State Representative 24th Legislative District, State Representative 24th Legislative District, County Sheriff, PUD Commissioner, County Treasurer, County Assessor and County Commissioner will be moderated by Grays Harbor College President Dr. Ed Brewster. The forum will also be carried on North Beach TV and KOSW radio. Bishop Center, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Time: TBD.

Saturday, September13

Films

• “All About Eve,” (1950) starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders at the 7th St. Theatre in Hoquiam Friday and Saturday. Shows starts at 7:30 p.m. 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. (360) 537-7400.

• Montesano Timberland Library presents America’s Music series: “Broadway and Tin Pan Alley.” 11 a.m. to noon. America’s Music is a free film and discussion series highlighting popular music genres from the 20th centrury. The six and final session covers the music of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley and features the film “The American Musical.” Montesano Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano.

Talks and presentations

• The League of Women Voters will hold a candidate forum at the Bishop Center at Grays Harbor College. The forum with candidates for the positions of State Representative 19th Legislative District, State Representative 19th Legislative District, County Auditor, County Coroner, County Clerk and Grays Harbor Prosecutor will be moderated by Grays Harbor College President Dr. Ed Brewster. The forum will also be carried on North Beach TV and KOSW radio. Bishop Center, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Time: TBD.

Training and workshops

• The Grays Harbor Genealogical Society presents a Genealogy Workshop with Miriam Robbins. 1-3:15 p.m. Miriam Robbins began increasing her knowledge of genealogy in 1987, even before she had a computer, by looking for her familial roots by writing letters, interviewing relatives, reading how-to books and filling out family group sheets and pedigree charts. In 2005, Robbins began teaching and lecturing about genealogy to various groups in the inland Northwest. The workshop will include two classes; Frugal Genealogy or How NOT to Spend a Fortune on Your Family Tree and How to Find Volunteer and Low-Cost Researchers Online. The cost of the workshop is $15 or $10 for Grays Harbor Genealogical Society members. For more information about the workshop contact Roxanne Lowe at (360) 495-4822 or visit www.graysharborgenealogy.com. Aberdeen Museum of History, 111 E. 3rd St., Aberdeen.

Saturday, September 20

Events

• Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival and Art Walk In The Woods. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will begin with a camp pancake breakfast and include trail races, water sports, music in the park, art and craft booths, boy scout cooking demonstrations and a history of Lake Sylvia talk and walk. Shuttle service will be provided from Simpson Elementary School. A Discover Pass is required for those wishing to park at Lake Sylvia. For more information call (360) 612-3479 or visit www.fosls.org. Lake Sylvia State Park, 1812 Lake Sylvia Road North, Montesano.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• McCleary Community-wide garage sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick up a free map of the locations at any of the following locations: McCleary City Hall, McCleary Real Estate, Our Community Credit Union, Gordon’s Select Market, Side Door Antiques, Rain Country Restaurant, McCleary Subway, Bear’s Den and McCleary Library. To advertise a garage sale on the map the cost is $5 and can be submitted at the McCleary Subway at 227 W. Simpson Ave., McCleary.

Saturday, September 27

Fundraisers

• 9th Annual Habitat for Humanity of Grays Harbor dinner and auction. 5 p.m. The event entitled “There’s No Place Like Home,” will feature a dinner catered by O’Briens Catering. Tickets are $40 and are available in advance at the Habitat Store at 3005 Simpson Ave., Hoquiam. For more information call (360) 533-8090. Grays Harbor College Hillier Union Building, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen.