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Thursday, August 21

Films

• McCleary Timberland Library presents America’s Music series: “The Blues and Gospel Music.” 6-7:30 p.m. America’s Music is a free film and discussion series highlighting popular music genres from the 20th centrury. The third session covers Blues and Gospel music and features two films “Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues” and “Say Amen, Somebody.” McCleary Timberland Library 121 S. 4th St., McCleary.

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents “Stuffed Animal Sleepover.” Children can bring a stuffed toy animal for a sleepover at the library. Tuck your animal in and say goodnight, then come back the next day and find out what mischief the animals got into during the night at the library. Elma Timberland Library, 119 N. First St., Elma.

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.

• Parent-to-Parent Discussion Group. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. meetings. Social networking and support group for parents and families experiencing disability in their daily life. The Arc office, 523 W. 1st St., Aberdeen.

Reunions

• 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.

Friday, August 22

Classes and demonstrations

• Community Education Class, “Pediatric Asthma.” 4-5 p.m. Class is free to attend and a free dinner will be provided during the presentation. Summit Pacific Medical Center, Kelsey conference room, 600 E. Main St., Elma. No registration required. For more information, call (360) 346-2222 or visit www.summitpacificmedicalcenter.org.

Films

• Anchor Bank and the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department present family movie night. 7:30 p.m. Bring your chairs and blankets to the Pioneer Park for a free presentation of “The LEGO Movie.” There will also be games and prizes before the movie at dusk. Pioneer Park, 214 S. Tilden St., Aberdeen.

Meetings and hearings

• A statewide strategy summit on oil trains at The Evergreen State College. Summit begins on 5 p.m. on Friday and continues all day Saturday. The purpose of the summit is for local organizers from around the state to meet each other face to face, analyze their current campaigns and plan statewide actions to deal with the proposed increases in crude by rail and oil terminals. The summit was organized by a summer class entitled “Virtual Pipelines: New Oil and the Pacific Northwest.” The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia.

Performances

• The Joe Slick Band 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 23

Dinners

• The Montesano High School Drill Team Boosters will host a spaghetti feed fundraiser. 3-6 p.m. United Methodist Church, 401 E. Spruce St., Montesano.

Events

• Grays Harbor PRIDE Festival. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event includes food, music, vendors, games and resources. Levee Street, Hoquiam.

• The Out & Proud Grays Harbor Coalition will present a drag show followed by a showing of the movie “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The drag show will start at 7:30 p.m. with the movie following at 10 p.m. Both events are free to attend, but donations to Out & Proud are greatly appreciated. 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th St., Hoquiam.

• First Baptist Church of Montesano will host a block party. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free food, bounce houses, games, crafts, a dunk tank and horseback rides. For more information call (360) 259-4401 or visit www.firstbaptistmontesano.org. First Baptist Church, 303 W. Pioneer Ave., Montesano.

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: “Country and Bluegrass.” 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 Country and Bluegrass music and features the film “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music.” Montesano Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano.

Sunday, August 24

Auditions

• The Driftwood Players will be conducting auditions for their upcoming performance of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar,” written by Andrew Lloyd Weber. Auditions will be conducted at 5 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. on Monday. The director is looking for two male actors in the 20-40 age range to play Jesus and Judas. The rest of the cast will be auditioned at a later date. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. For more information email steven@puvogel.net.

Events

• 2014 Ace Race disc golf competition. 11 a.m. Players get one throw per player per hole over two rounds of 18 holes and at the end of the two rounds the player with the most aces is delared the winner. Cost is $25 per player. Sam Benn Disc Golf Course, 300 Hanna Ave., Aberdeen. For more information call (360) 537-3230.

Performances

• Sherman Andrus and Lonny Bingle will perform at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Hoquiam. 10 a.m. Andrus has been in ministry for 40 years as an original member of Andrae Crouch and the Disciples, the Imperials and Andrus, Blackwood & Co. and was inductced into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998. Bingle was once the lead singer for the Jeremiah People and has been a pastor, international speaker and author. Immanuel Baptist Church, 1200 Soule Ave., Hoquiam.

Reunions

• The Elma High School classes of 1971 and 1972 will have a reunion picnic. Noon. For more information contact Shelley Glenn Carter at (360) 482-4645 or Ken and Marilyn Drake at (360) 470-0950. The reunion will be held at the home of Del and Shelley Glenn Carter at 375 Cloquallum Road in Elma.

Monday, August 25

Events

• Washington State Parks will celebrate the National Park Service birthday with a FREE DAY. 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.

Tuesday, August 26

Meetings and hearings

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

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.

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.

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.

Thursday, Sept. 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.

Monday, Sept. 8

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.

Thursday, Sept.11

Meetings and hearings

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

Saturday, Sept.13

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

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.