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Thursday, Aug. 29

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve sausage gravy & biscuits, hash browns, fruit cup and ice cream for lunch. Noon. Board games. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Friday, Aug. 30

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• 21st annual Unfinished Nationals Car Show. Open to the public Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. See classic autos on display by collectors and commercial vendors and more. Admission charge $3, but parking is free. Local DJ, door prizes, raffle prizes and more. Awards are given out Sunday at 2 pm. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. 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.

Seniors

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

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, near the Ocean Shores Airport, Ocean Shores. Picnic 11 a.m.-3 p.m., paddling and rowing activities 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Live music, raffle drawings, races, bouncers for tots and older kids, cow milking, food booths and the Lighthouse Family Clinic will offer free blood pressure checks and health information. Free admission. See http://www.oceanshoresact.com/ for more information or call Lynda at (360) 289-3887.

• 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

• Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. at the community center, just off Highway 109. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee. Donations go to Grays Harbor Fire District 8. (360) 276-0009.

• 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

Meetings

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

Notice

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

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center closed for Labor Day holiday. Lunches will resume Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

Westport Timberland Library presents 40th Anniversary Tea, 1-3 p.m. for adults. The Friends of the Westport Timberland Library invite you to their 40th anniversary celebration with an English style tea hosted by the Friends board. The public is invited to meet with old friends and new. 101 E. Harms Dr., Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Meetings

• The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library will meet at 11 a.m. in the library meeting room. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Those interested in joining are encouraged to attend. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 3368.

• Elma City Council meeting. 7 p.m. City hall, 202 W. Main St., Elma.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve Polish sausage & sauerkraut, scalloped potatoes, fruit cup and pudding pie for lunch. Noon. Trivia. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Classes

• Bible Study Outreach will begin its fall studies with 15 weekly sessions on the New Testament book of Ephesians. 9:15-10:45 a.m. This is an interdenominational group of women and men from East Grays Harbor County. For more information, call JoAnn Marzolf, (360) 482-3128.

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

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.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve chicken noodle soup, ham & cheese sandwiches, fruit salad and cookies for lunch. Noon. Pinochle at 1 p.m.. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

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.

Meetings

• Robert Gray Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting. 11:30 a.m. Bring sack lunch. Speaker will be Beverly Bills. Polson Museum, 161 Riverside, Hoquiam.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #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.

• 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.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve taco salad, refried beans, fruit and churros for lunch. Noon. Board games. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

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.

Seniors

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

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.

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

• Oktoberfest, sponsored by 8th Street Ale House and Galway Bay. www.cityofhoquiam.com.

Fitness fun

• Reynvaan Memorial Run. (360) 637-6040 or www.cityofhoquiam.com.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Reunions

The Satsop School Reunion. 1 p.m. If you or a member of your family attended Satsop School, please join us for a potluck lunch at the Satsop School, 853 Monte Elma Road, Satsop. For more information, call (360) 482-3793.

Monday, Sept. 9

Classes

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

Meetings

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

Seniors

•AARP Driver Safety course. The objective of these classes is to help seniors drive safer, more comfortably and longer. Cost is $14 per person or $12 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Meetings

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

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.

Seniors

• AARP Driver Safety course. The objective of these classes is to help seniors drive safer, more comfortably and longer. Cost is $14 per person or $12 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

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.

Thursday, Sept. 12

Films

• Elma Timberland Library presents Movies @ the Library: Roald Dahl Day, for all ages. In celebration of Roald Dahl’s birthday, the library will show movies based on his books all day. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Talks and presentations

• “Meet Me at the Fair,” 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.ghchristianwomensconnection.com.

Friday, Sept. 13

Meetings

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

Saturday, Sept. 14

Films

• “12 Angry Men,” starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb. 7:30 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. www.7thstreettheatre.com.

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. to 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.

Meetings

• Grays Harbor Genealogy society meeting. 10 a.m. Hoquiam Timberland Library, 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. Doors open at 9:30. Public is welcome. Program will be “Getting the Most out of your Research” by Kim Smeek from the Washington State Library.

Performances

• “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical directed by John F. Limitone. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Players, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $15 per person. Tickets available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door as available. www.aberdeendriftwood.com.

• 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.

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.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Films

• “12 Angry Men,” starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb. 2 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. www.7thstreettheatre.com.

Monday, Sept. 16

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, 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

Just for kids

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Talk Like a Pirate Day PARRRty, 3:30-6:15 p.m. for children and their families. Ahoy mateys! Celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Hoquiam Library. There will be pirate stories, crafts, and a library treasure hunt at 3:30, followed by a movie at 4:30. Costumes welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hoquiam Timberland Library. 420 7th St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

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.

• Elma Timberland Library presents Affordable Care Act Informational Session, 5:30-6:30 p.m. for adults. If you are uninsured, underinsured or concerned about an IRS penalty if you do not have health insurance next year, you can attend a free town hall-style meeting about the Affordable Care Act, led by Will Callicoat, CFO of Summit-Pacific Medical Center. No registration is required. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

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

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

Friday, Sept. 20

Performances

• “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical directed by John F. Limitone. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Players, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $15 per person. Tickets available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door as available. www.aberdeendriftwood.com.

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.

Tours and open houses

• Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain walk-on tours are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $3 donation per person is appreciated. Adventure Sail on the Hawaiian Chieftain (only) is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on same days. All ages $39. To purchase tickets, visit www.historicalseaport.org or call (800) 200-5239.

Monday, Sept. 23

Exhibits

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Shadows of the Ancient Puebloans Exhibit, through October 31 for adults and teens. Three Aberdonians will display paintings, maps, and photographs from a quarter century of return visits to the Great American Southwest in search of the cliffs and glyphs ancestral to the people known to early 20th century photographer Edward Curtis. The exhibit is in conjunction with the October 12 program by the same name. Featured are works by: Arthur Blauvelt III - expedition photographer; Erik Sandgren - expedition artist; Richard Vroman - expedition navigator. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together: “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” by Timothy Egan, Timberland Regional Library’s ninth annual one book-one community reading initiative. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

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.

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

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.

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

Thursday, Sept. 26

Meetings

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

Tours and open houses

• Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain walk-on tours are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. # donation per person is appreciated. Adventure Sail on the Hawaiian Chieftain (only) is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on same days. All ages $39. To purchase tickets, visit www.historicalseaport.org or call (800) 200-5239.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

• Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain walk-on tours are Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 1-4 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. $3 donation per person is appreciated.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• 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. Parade begins at 11 a.m. at Elma High School, free family and kids activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington State Fiddlers on the Elma Feed & Farm Supply stage throughout the day and a Just for Fun Dog Show, 1:45 p.m. Bring your prized chili and salsa recipes to see how you stack up against the areas’ best cooks. Chili and salsa tasting noon-2 p.m. Call the Elma Chamber (360) 482-3055 or visit http://www.elmachamber.org/buckaroo-days.php.

• “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.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Fundraisers and drives

• Hoptoberfest 2013 presented by East Grays Harbor Rotary Club. 2-9 p.m. Great Hall, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. Craft brews, unique food and music. Must be 21 or older. Tickets are $10 and available at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, Ocean Shores, Aberdeen Office Equipment, Aberdeen, Sterling Bank, Montesano, Foot Hills Massage, Elma or online at www.hoptoberfest.org.

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