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Thursday, Feb. 13

Animals

• Washington State High School Equestrian Team - District 3, Thursday from 5-11 p.m., Friday from 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday from 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. Contact: Rebecca Cantrell, (360) 789-4772.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve Shepard’s Pie, green salad, fruit and oatmeal cake for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and board games. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• “Be Good to Your Heart,” a luncheon and program designed for women of all ages, 11:30 a.m. Rotary Log Pavilion, Aberdeen, $14. Music by Roberta Cleland and Anna Norkoski. Special feature, Lisa Kleff, YMCA fitness director. Special speaker, “Author, Health Coach, Motivational Speaker,” Gloria Law from Sechett, B.C. For reservations, call Jeanette at (360) 532-7998 or Joan at (360) 249-1900. Reservations and cancellations are necessary.

Friday, Feb. 14

Events

• 10th annual Valentine’s Day “Take Your Honey to Hoquiam” event. Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15. “The Princess Bride” starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin and Robin Wright at 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. Buy dinner for two or make a qualifying purchase from any sponsor and receive two free tickets to the movie. Tickets for adults $5, students and children $3. Available at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, City Drug in Aberdeen and at brownpapertickets.com. (360) 537-7400.

• Celebrate Westport’s WW II era history this Centennial Year 2014 with a Valentine’s Dinner in the Old Coast Guard station at 7 p.m. Ticket Cost: $50 per Couple, and new memberships at the $40 family level get a free couples ticket. Gents in Uniform get a half price discount at $25, so your gal gets in free! Boogie-woogie and Big Band Swing era music set the tone, and you can re-enact an evening of romance from that bygone age. Review 1940s newspapers and local history books: Cohasset Beach Chronicles, Company B, and Washington’s Westport (reprint on sale). Call us at the Westport Maritime Museum at 268-1131 for tickets & membership information!

Meetings

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

Performances

• Driftwood Players in “Full Frontal Nudity,” comedy for teens and adults directed by Steven Puvogel. 120 E. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15, available at Top Foods and City Center Drug, Aberdeen; Harbor Drug, Hoquiam; Valu Drug, Montesano; Dolores’ & Fay’s, Ocean Shores and at the door.

• “Hat Trick Band” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday, Feb. 14, Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 in the Ocean Lounge. 9 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve cooks’ choice for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and Valentine’s Day Bingo. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Rainy Day Reading Reviews Vol. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for adults. Have a hot drink and a cookie, plus some food for thought, as you hear local readers talk about a book they found intriguing. This week, Barb Johnson will review “The Bones and the Book” by Jane Isenberg. Sponsored by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Contests and games

• East County Cribbage Club will meet at the Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. Sign in at 12:30 p.m.; play at 1. Entry fee $5. All skill levels are invited. For more information, call Duane Tonn (360) 249-6290.

Exhibits

• Around the Block Quilt Show, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4, kids 12 and under free. During the show there will be an indoor garage sale that benefits fair volunteer department improvements and the fairgrounds concession will be open. Non-judged show with award for “People’s Choice” quilt. For more information, call (360) 482-2651 or go to our www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Fundraisers and drives

• “Pair of Hearts Ball” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from any club member for $40 a ticket. Come enjoy dinner, auctions and live music. Help the East Grays Harbor Rotary Club provide support to local needs at the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Performances

• “Grand Finale Concert!” The Righteous Brother’s Bill Medley with Christopher Cross at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 with a Players Club card available at the Lucky Eagle Box Office, (800) 720-1788 or visit luckyeagle.com.

• Driftwood Players in “Full Frontal Nudity,” comedy for teens and adults directed by Steven Puvogel. 120 E. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15, available at Top Foods and City Center Drug, Aberdeen; Harbor Drug, Hoquiam; Valu Drug, Montesano; Dolores’ & Fay’s, Ocean Shores and at the door.

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3rd Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., February 15 for adults. Join other community members in discussing “The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy” by David Nasaw. Call the library at 533-2360 or stop by the information desk to request a copy of the book. Everyone is welcome to attend even if they have not read the selected title. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

Monday, Feb. 17

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.

Training and workshops

• Improv Workshop for Church Musicians, 7 p.m., Cornerstone Community Church, 2008 Sumner Ave., Aberdeen. Church musicians are frequently called upon to improvise in performance. This session will provide some beginning tools for helping the classically trained teacher to help students read chord charts and arrange hymns. These tools are also appropriate for jazz band or solo jazz playing. As a seasoned improviser and church musician Jan Rowen Music will demonstrate and inspire those interested in improvisation, a lost art. If time allows, group participation will be encouraged. Anyone who can benefit from this workshop is welcome. Sponsored by the Grays Harbor Teacher’s Association. Minimum $5 donation.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve Vegetable Beef Soup, turkey & cheese sandwich, fruit cup and ice cream for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and trivia. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., for adults. Join in a lively discussion of “The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents “Humanimals”, noon-1 p.m., for adults. Erik Sandgren, art professor at Grays Harbor College, will present a slide show of human and animal art mash-ups that have been combined throughout history. A variety of traditional forms will be shown as well as some contemporary “com-bine” creatures from the artist’s involvement in a special project on the topic. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve Taco Casserole, green salad, cornbread and fruit crisp for lunch. Noon. Pinochle. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Fundraisers and drives

• The Sixth annual Mystery Getaway 2014, “A Roaring Good Time!” 6 p.m. at the Grays Harbor College HUB, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. This event raises money for World Class Scholars, sponsored by the Grays Harbor College Foundation. You might be the lucky traveler this time! Get your tickets now, (360) 538-4243.

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. People interested in joining are encouraged to attend. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve Baked Chicken, coleslaw, baked beans and pudding for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and board games. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Home Repair and Finance Seminar, 7 p.m., Edward Jones Investments, 211 S. Main St., Suite 1A, Montesano. “Home Mortgages” presented by Josh Comstock and Charlee Graham from Sterling Bank and “Budgeting” with Brandon Klinger. To reserve your space call (360) 249-0798 no later than Friday, Feb. 14.

Friday, Feb. 21

Events

• Miss Grays Harbor Outstanding Teen Pageant. 7 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th Street, Hoquiam. www.7thstreettheatre.com.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• The Seventh annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival will run Friday, Feb. 21, Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23 in Pacific Beach, Aloha, Copalis Beach, Moclips and Seabrook. All military, fire, ems, law enforcement and 9-1-1 can enter for FREE on Sunday. www.chocolateonthebeachfestival.com.

Performances

• Driftwood Players in “Full Frontal Nudity,” comedy for teens and adults directed by Steven Puvogel. 120 E. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15, available at Top Foods and City Center Drug, Aberdeen; Harbor Drug, Hoquiam; Valu Drug, Montesano; Dolores’ & Fay’s, Ocean Shores and at the door.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve cooks’ choice for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and White Elephant Bingo. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Rainy Day Reading Reviews Vol. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for adults. Have a hot drink and a cookie, plus some food for thought, as you hear local readers talk about a book they found intriguing. This week, Harold Warren will review “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Performances

• Q Star at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in the Ocean Lounge. 9 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (888) 461-2214.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Auditions

• Driftwood Theatre will be having auditions for “The Glass Menagerie,” a two-act drama at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Director Debbie Scoones is looking for four actors; two males and two females. Males ages from 20s to 40s. One female age 20 to 30 and the other female age 40 to 60. Rehearsals begin in March and run until the opening of the production at the end of April. For more information, contact the director at debbie.scoones@comcast.net.

Classes and demonstrations

• “Beading Winter Session,” taught by Norma Deppiesse. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Montesano High School Art Room, 303 N. Church St. $5 MCE fee plus $20 instructor fee. All materials are provided. Make a beaded necklace, bracelet, pin or hair pin. Bring an individual lunch or a snack to share during break time. Minimum class size of three with a maximum of eight. Register early! (249) 249-1770.

• Elma Timberland Library presents Radical Home Ec: Homemade Soap, 1-2 p.m., for adults and teens. Learn how to make easy homemade soaps in a variety of colors and designs. Supplies will be provided. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Events

• Miss Grays Harbor Scholarship Pageant. 7 pm. 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th Street, Hoquiam. www.7thstreettheatre.com.

Performances

• Driftwood Players in “Full Frontal Nudity,” comedy for teens and adults directed by Steven Puvogel. 120 E. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15, available at Top Foods and City Center Drug, Aberdeen; Harbor Drug, Hoquiam; Valu Drug, Montesano; Dolores’ & Fay’s, Ocean Shores and at the door.

• “Fun Addicts” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in the Ocean Lounge. 9 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Animals

• 4-H Council Hairy Horse Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. Watch as the riders get one more step closer to performing at the fair. www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Performances

• Driftwood Players in “Full Frontal Nudity,” comedy for teens and adults directed by Steven Puvogel. 120 E. Third St. 1:30 p.m. Tickets $15, available at Top Foods and City Center Drug, Aberdeen; Harbor Drug, Hoquiam; Valu Drug, Montesano; Dolores’ & Fay’s, Ocean Shores and at the door.

Monday, Feb. 24

Animals

• Hope From Horses, a 4-H program to provide horseback riding for children with disabilities. 6:30 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds indoor arena, Elma. Free. (360) 470-8564..

Tuesday, Feb. 25

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.

Talks and presentations

• McCleary Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3-4 p.m., for adults and teens. Read or listen to “Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World” by Michael Lewis and join in a discussion. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Classes and demonstrations

• “Beginner’s Floral Design in Oasis” class, 6-8 p.m., at Marni’s Petal Pushers, 100 Brumfield Ave. W, Suite 5, Montesano. $5 MCE fee plus $20 instructor fee. “Promise of Spring” flower arrangement in a basket. Class size limited to six. Please preregister by Wednesday, Feb. 19 so materials can be ordered. (360) 249-1770.

Meetings

• Grays Harbor County Shoreline Master Program update meeting. 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Grays Harbor County Commissioners meeting room, 100 W. Broadway Ave., Montesano.

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

• The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will have a public meeting at 7 p.m., at the Timberland Regional Library Administrative Service Center, 415 Tumwater Blvd SW, Tumwater. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information call (360) 943-5001 in the Olympia area or 1-877-284-6237.

Thursday, Feb. 27

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, 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 “Cleopatra: A Life” by Stacy Schiff. New participants are always welcome. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

• The stories of local Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in Idaho concentration camps during World War II are the subject of a talk by Tom Ikeda, founder and executive director of Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse Cultural Center on the Evergreen campus in Olympia. Admission is free and open to the public. Ikeda’s presentation, “When Citizenship Didn’t Matter: Personal Stories from Japanese Americans Incarcerated during World War II,” will explore issues of democracy, intolerance, wartime hysteria and civil rights, based on hundreds of oral histories conducted by Densho over the last 18 years. The Evergreen State College is located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway in Olympia. Buses #41 and #48 from downtown Olympia stop at campus every 15 minutes. Parking is $2.

Friday, Feb. 28

Fundraisers and drives

• “Night at the Drag Show,” Fourth annual Scholarship Fundraiser. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7. Support the GHC Gay/Straight Alliance for a night of dancing, bright lights, loud music, lovely costumes and laughter. Tickets are $5 general and $15 VIP. Call (360) 538-4155.

Performances

• Driftwood Players in “Full Frontal Nudity,” comedy for teens and adults directed by Steven Puvogel. 120 E. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15, available at Top Foods and City Center Drug, Aberdeen; Harbor Drug, Hoquiam; Valu Drug, Montesano; Dolores’ & Fay’s, Ocean Shores and at the door.

• Q Star at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in the Ocean Lounge. 9 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (888) 461-2214.

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Rainy Day Reading Reviews Vol. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for adults. Have a hot drink and a cookie, plus some food for thought, as you hear local readers talk about a book they found intriguing. This week, Judy Isaacson will review “Special Topics in Calamity Physics” by Marisha Pessl. Sponsored by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. (360) 533-2360.

Saturday, March 1

Classes and demonstrations

• “Mosaic Birdhouses,” 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Montesano High School Art Room, 303 N. Church St. Minimum class size of two with a maximum of eight. $5 MCE fee plus $25 instructor fee. Join Norma Deppiesse and make a one of a kind birdhouse that birds will use. Made with cut glass and then grouted. Bring an individual sack lunch or a snack to share during break. (360) 249-1770.

Fundraisers and drives

• Mary M. Knight PTO’s Fifth annual Basket Bingo, 5 p.m., Mary M. Knight High School, 2987 W. Matlock Brady Road. Come out for food and fun. Help raise money to complete the playground. Donations of themed baskets or items would be greatly appreciated.

Performances

• Driftwood Players in “Full Frontal Nudity,” comedy for teens and adults directed by Steven Puvogel. 120 E. Third St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15, available at Top Foods and City Center Drug, Aberdeen; Harbor Drug, Hoquiam; Valu Drug, Montesano; Dolores’ & Fay’s, Ocean Shores and at the door.

• “Elbow County Rough Riders” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in the Ocean Lounge. 9 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

• “Kenny Rogers” at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $39 with a Players Club card available at the Lucky Eagle Box Office, (800) 720-1788 or visit luckyeagle.com.

Sunday, March 2

Performances

• Driftwood Players in “Full Frontal Nudity,” comedy for teens and adults directed by Steven Puvogel. 120 E. Third St. 1:30 p.m. Tickets $15, available at Top Foods and City Center Drug, Aberdeen; Harbor Drug, Hoquiam; Valu Drug, Montesano; Dolores’ & Fay’s, Ocean Shores and at the door.

• SOGO (Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia) Sunday Classics. Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel are highlights of the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia Conservatory Orchestra’s performance under the direction of John Welsh, 4 p.m. at the Washington Center in downtown Olympia. The program also includes soloists Christine Sears performing Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 and Keadrin Dick (cello) performing Bruch’s Our Vows, Ballet Northwest, and Olympia New Horizons Orchestra (55+). The 15-member Brass Choir, directed by Greg Allison, will feature traditional brass fanfares along with appearances from the Academy & Debut Orchestras. Purchase tickets $5- $15 (6 and under free with an adult) plus $3 surcharge through Olytix.org or call the Center Box Office at 360-753-8586.

Monday, March 3

Fitness fun

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

Classes and demonstrations

• “Paper Mache Piggy Banks” class, 3-4:30 P.M., two sessions. Come join Dasha and make your very own piggy bank! Wear your painting clothes to paint your piggy banks. Session 1 is Monday, March 3 and session 2 is Wednesday, March 5. Montesano High School Art Room, 303 N. Church St. This class is specifically for children K through 6th grade. $8 MCE fee. (360) 249-1770.

Meetings

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

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

Tuesday, March 4

Meetings

• The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library will meet on 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) 495-3368.

Talks and presentations

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt” by Beth Hoffman. New members are welcome. Stop by the library to request the current month’s selection. 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Wednesday, March 5

Fitness fun

• Fall prevention program classes for ages 55 or older on Mondays and Wednesdays. 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.

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents The Green Fields of America, 6-7:30 p.m., for all ages. Joe and Paula McHugh lead the audience on a journey through storytelling, folk music and paintings to help make America’s rich and complex history come alive in ways that both delight and surprise. This is an after-hours event. No other services will be available.121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Thursday, March 6

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Mother Goose Play Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, for children. Join in songs, stories, rhymes and group games. Chat with other parents and caregivers as your children explore books, toys and blocks. Take home a weekly literacy idea! Children from birth through Kindergarten are welcome. Arrival and departure times are flexible. This event is part of the Family Read & Sing Aloud, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Meetings

• 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.

• Moms in Prayer International meeting. 8:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, 303 W. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. Childcare provided. (360) 249-4224 or www.MomsInPrayer.org.

Friday, March 7

Performances

• “Les Miserables” at the Bishop Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults $22, seniors $20, students $12 and 12 & under $8. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Call (360) 538-4066 or go to ghc.edu/bishop.

Saturday, March 8

Classes and demonstrations

• “Fancy Oval Basket or Gift Basket” basket weaving class with Fred and Mary Thurman. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a sack lunch or snack. Room 304 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $5 program fee plus instructor/supply fee. (360) 533-7547 or fthur541@yahoo.com. Contact instructor at least one week before the class to select your basket. Additional information at http://fjthurman.smugmug.com.

Fundraisers and drives

• Montesano Class of 2014 Senior Parent Auction. Celebrate “Americana” Style, 6 p.m., Montesano Moose Lodge, 3 Monte Elma Road. Enjoy drinks and appetizers while supporting a drug and alcohol free graduation party for seniors. Live and silent auctions, music and dancing. $20 per person, 21 and older. Tickets sold at El Rancho, Valu Drug and at the door. Contact Connie Sampair, (360) 581-5376 or Abbi Rudolph, (425) 923-0383 for more information.

Performances

• “Les Miserables” at the Bishop Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults $22, seniors $20, students $12 and 12 & under $8. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Call (360) 538-4066 or go to ghc.edu/bishop.

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Reading Magic with Jeff Evans, 10:30-11:15 a.m., for all ages. Every book is a magic book when you read it. Jeff Evans’ magic show celebrates the fun things that happen when you open a book. 121 E Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents SeussFest, 10 a.m.-noon, for all ages. Join in the library’s annual SeussFest. Enjoy games and crafts and have a piece of cake for Dr. Seuss’s birthday and a special magic presentation with Jeff Evans. Each child will receive a free book. The Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library sponsor this party. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Reading Magic with Jeff Evans, 1-2 p.m., for all ages. Every book is a magic book when you read it. Jeff Evans’ magic show celebrates the fun things that happen when you open a book. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Sunday, March 9

Performances

• “Les Miserables” at the Bishop Center. 2 p.m. Tickets for adults $22, seniors $20, students $12 and 12 & under $8. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Call (360) 538-4066 or go to ghc.edu/bishop.

Monday, March 10

Animals

• Hope From Horses, a 4-H program to provide horseback riding for children with disabilities. 6:30 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds indoor arena. Free. (360) 470-8564.

Meetings

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

Tuesday, March 11

Meetings

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

Wednesday, March 12

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.

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 10-11 a.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout. Call 533-2360 or stop by the library’s information desk to request a copy of the book. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

• Elma Timberland Library presents Wolf Café, 5:30-6:30 p.m., for all ages. Discover how the wolf is adapted for its role as a key predator and how roles of predator/prey species are determined by their adaptations and survival strategy. Learn this and more while examining an array of skulls, antlers, and horns. Presented by Wolf Haven International, a nonprofit wolf sanctuary and education and conservation organization. A question and answer session will follow. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Thursday, March 13

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Oakville Timberland Library presents Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, 6:30-7:30 p.m., for all ages. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with birthday games, songs and cake. This event is part of the Family Read & Sing Aloud, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Mother Goose Play Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, for children. Join in songs, stories, rhymes and group games. Chat with other parents and caregivers as your children explore books, toys and blocks. Take home a weekly literacy idea! Children from birth through Kindergarten are welcome. Arrival and departure times are flexible. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Performances

• “Les Miserables” at the Bishop Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults $22, seniors $20, students $12 and 12 & under $8. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Call (360) 538-4066 or go to ghc.edu/bishop.

Friday, March 14

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.

Performances

• “Les Miserables” at the Bishop Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults $22, seniors $20, students $12 and 12 & under $8. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Call (360) 538-4066 or go to ghc.edu/bishop.

Saturday, March 15

Performances

• “Les Miserables” at the Bishop Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults $22, seniors $20, students $12 and 12 & under $8. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Call (360) 538-4066 or go to ghc.edu/bishop.

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See. Call 533-2360 or stop by the library’s information desk to request a copy of the book. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Read the Book, Watch the Movie: The Princess and the Frog, 1-3:30 p.m., for all ages. Join library staff for a reading of “The Frog Prince,” followed by a related craft and a showing of the movie, “The Princess and the Frog.” Light refreshments provided. 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Sunday, March 16

Performances

• “Les Miserables” at the Bishop Center. 2 p.m. Tickets for adults $22, seniors $20, students $12 and 12 & under $8. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Call (360) 538-4066 or go to ghc.edu/bishop.

Tuesday, March 18

Talks and presentations

• Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain. Books are available for check out at the library’s circulation desk. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Thursday, March 20

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Mother Goose Play Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, for children. Join in songs, stories, rhymes and group games. Chat with other parents and caregivers as your children explore books, toys and blocks. Take home a weekly literacy idea! Children from birth through Kindergarten are welcome. Arrival and departure times are flexible. This event is part of the Family Read & Sing Aloud, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Meetings

• The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library will meet at 10 a.m. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• 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.

Performances

• Grays Harbor College Music Dept. Concert at the Bishop Center. 7 p.m. All tickets are $5. The concert features the College Jazz Band and Jazz Choir, both directed by William Dyer. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Drive, Aberdeen. Call (360) 538-4066 or go to ghc.edu/bishop.

Monday, March 24

Animals

• Hope From Horses, a 4-H program to provide horseback riding for children with disabilities. 6 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Pavilion building indoor arena, Elma. Free. (360) 470-3471 or 861-8686.

Tuesday, March 25

Meetings

• The Elma Timberland Library Board will meet at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

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

Talks and presentations

• McCleary Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3-4 p.m., for adults and teens. Join in a discussion of “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald” by Therese Fowler. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Lunch for Your Brains: Travels in Turkey, noon-1 p.m., for adults. Cathy Carter and Janine Stone took separate trips to Turkey last year and will combine their stories and experiences for one very special travelogue program. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Wednesday, March 26

Meetings

• The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will have a public meeting at 7 p.m. at the Elma Timberland Library, 119 N. First St., Elma. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information call (360) 943-5001 in the Olympia area or 1-877-284-6237.

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

Thursday, March 27

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Mother Goose Play Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, for children. Join in songs, stories, rhymes and group games. Chat with other parents and caregivers as your children explore books, toys and blocks. Take home a weekly literacy idea! Children from birth through Kindergarten are welcome. Arrival and departure times are flexible. This event is part of the Family Read & Sing Aloud, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

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

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6:30-8 p.m., for adults and teens. Join in a discussion of “The Forest Lover” by Susan Vreeland. New participants are welcome. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Saturday, March 29

Classes and demonstrations

• “Hypertuffa Planters,” 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Montesano High School Shop Room 506, 303 N. Church St. Minimum class size of three with a maximum of nine. $5 MCE fee plus $20 instructor/supply fee. Join Norma Deppiesse and make a pot, bird feeder or seed bowl, which are lighter than clay pots and will not crack in the winter. Bring an individual sack lunch or a snack to share during break. Register early! (360) 249-1770.

Talks and presentations

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Read the Book, Watch the Movie: How to Eat Fried Worms, 1-3:30 p.m., for children. Pick up a copy of “How to Eat Fried Worms” from the library during March to read as a family, and then join library staff for a related activity and a showing of the movie. Light refreshments provided. 420 7th St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.