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Calendar from Jan. 16

Thursday, Jan. 16

Events

• Get one-on-one help with navigating the Financial Aid maze. 6 to 9 p.m. Meet at the Grays Harbor College HUB, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. This free event will have trained facilitators to help students and families complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) paperwork. To pre-register or for more information, visit www.collegegoalsundaywa.org.

Meetings

• The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library will meet at 10 a.m. All interested in joining an active group of community volunteers are welcome to attend. 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.

• Grays Harbor Fire District 12 special meeting. 7 p.m. Fire District 12 Fire Hall, 100 S. 3rd St., McCleary.

Seniors

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

Talks and presentations

• “Gardens of the Pacific Northwest - Part 2” presented by Dr. Hoot. 7 to 9 p.m. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St. S. Everyone is welcome. $5 MCE fee.

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion - 3rd Thursdays, 2-3:30 p.m., for adults. Join a new book discussion group forming at the Hoquiam Timberland Library that will meet in the afternoons. In January, attendees will talk about the way the group will work and select books to discuss in the coming months. People new to book discussion groups are especially welcome. 420 7th St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

• “Stop Modern Day Slavery” presentation by Khurshida “Kuski” Begum, a Harbor resident and activist. 7 p.m. Bishop Center, Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. There is no charge.

Training and workshops

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents E-reader Training, 5-6:30 p.m., for adults and teens. Learn how to borrow library materials on your e-reader or tablet of any brand. Make sure your device is fully charged and that you bring the power cord and USB cable that came with it. To check out library e-books you will also need to have a library account. 420 7th St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Friday, Jan. 17

Performances

• Jackie Mitchell at the Westport Winery. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 1 S. Arbor Road, Aberdeen. (360) 648-2224 or www.WestportWinery.com.

• “The Varmints” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 18 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 Odds & Ends 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, Robin Moore will review “Backing into Forward: A Memoir” by Jules Feiffer. Sponsored by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Classes and demonstrations

• “Cork Basket or Bowl” 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.

• “Framed Crazy Quilt” class with Norma Deppiesse. 2:15 to 5:15 p.m. Room 508 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $5 MCE fee. $25 instructor fee to be paid at class. All materials provided. Bring a sack lunch or snack to share with your crazy quilt friends. (360) 249-1770.

• “Classical Ballet/Lyrical” dance class taught by Luis Mestas. 2 to 3 p.m. Beacon Elementary Gym, 1717 E. Beacon Ave., Montesano. All ages and all levels of experience welcome. Please bring shoes to class. Class minimum is seven and class maximum is 25 students. $18 MCE fee for 3 months plus $5 instructor fee per class.(360) 249-1770.

• “Ballet/Tango Adult Dance Exercise” with Luis Mestas. 4 to 4 p.m. Beacon Elementary Gym, 1717 E. Beacon Ave., Montesano. Adults of all ages and all levels of experience are welcome. Please bring shoes to class. Class minimum is seven and class maximum is 25 students. $18 MCE fee for 3 months plus $5 instructor fee per class. (360) 249-1770.

Contests and games

• East County Cribbage Club will meet at the Silvia Building, 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.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Seventh annual Wine & Seafood Festival. 1-9 p.m. Satsop Business Park, 100 Technology Way, Elma. Free shuttle from Elma Visitors Station and Guesthouse Inn & Suites. Enjoy wine tasting, beer garden, wine sales, food booths, gift and merchandise booths and live entertainment. Pre-sale package admission includes 1 entry, 1 keepsake wine glass and 6 tasting tickets for $17 available through January 16 at Aberdeen Honda, Whitneys Chevrolet, Montesano, Liquor & the Like and Guesthouse Inn in Elma, Les Schwab Tires in Elma, West Olympia and Centralia. You can also charge by phone through the chamber at (360) 482-3055. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. www.elmachamber.org or (360) 482-3055.

Fitness fun

•Dance Club of Grays Harbor dance with music by Casanova. Cha-cha lesson from 7-8 p.m.; dance from 8-11 p.m. Masonic Hall, 513 K Street, Hoquiam. $7 per member and $10 per guest. Singles welcome.

Performances

• Grays Harbor Musicale, 7 p.m., at Aberdeen Presbyterian Church on 4th and Broadway. This event is presented by the Grays Harbor Music Teachers Association. There is no admission charge, however, donations will gladly be accepted to raise scholarship funds for college music students from Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. The Musicale will be followed by a reception featuring O’Brien’s famous gourmet desserts. For more information, call Ellen Pickell at (360) 532-7294.

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3rd Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for adults. Join other community members in discussing “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Everyone is welcome to attend even if they have not read the selected title. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Performances

• Don Stone at the Westport Winery. 2-4 p.m. 1 S. Arbor Road, Aberdeen. (360) 648-2224 or www.WestportWinery.com.

Tours

• Dianna Moore will be leading a field trip to Bottle Beach and Westport. Meet at the Sears parking lot at the SouthShore Mall at 10 a.m. If you have a Discover Pass, please make sure you bring it, and car pool, if possible.

Monday, Jan. 20

Auditions

• Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Pinocchio” auditions, 1-3 p.m. at Simpson School, 519 W. Simpson Ave. For kids K through 12th grade. Arrive at 12:45 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Two performances will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Simpson School.

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, Jan. 21

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve Subway for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise, trivia and movie. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Lunch for your brains. Noon to 1 p.m. Dr. and Mrs. Larson will tell about their Himalayan trek to Mount Everest. Bring your lunch to the basement meeting room at the Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St. S. The Friends of the Library will provide coffee, cookies and food for thought. (360) 249-4211.

• Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., for adults. Join in a lively discussion of “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake” by Aimee Bender. Books are available for check out at the library circulation desk. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Meetings

• 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 1-877-284-6237.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve Baked Fish, potato salad, coleslaw and pudding for lunch. Noon. Pinochle. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Classes and demonstrations

• “Beginning Quilting Sampler Class” taught by Susan Rausch. 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through March 13. Quilt Harbor, 208 S. Broadway Ave., Aberdeen. $18 MCE fee. Instructor fee is $35 and $8 per block as you finish each one. Offering winter of spring fabric kits. Call (360) 532-1200 for more information.

Meetings

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

• Elma Friends of the Library History Committee, noon, at the library meeting room, 118 North First Street in Elma. Do you love history? Do you love Elma? Then this is the place for you as local residents try to compile a history of the area. Come join history lovers and talk about the history of Elma for a future project.

Planning meeting for families who have been here forever.

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

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve Mini Pizzas, green salad, fruit salad and cookies for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and board games. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Fitness and Finance Seminar, 6 p.m., Edward Jones Investments, 211 S. Main St., Suite 1A, Montesano. “Benefits of Fitness” presented by Garrett Dalan of Monte Fitness Center and “Budgeting” with Brandon Klinger. Refreshments served. To reserve your space call (360) 249-0798 no later than Thursday, Jan. 16.

• 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 “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson. New participants are always welcome to join in monthly book discussions. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Friday, Jan. 24

Performances

• Tiffany Maki at the Westport Winery. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 1 S. Arbor Road, Aberdeen. (360) 648-2224 or www.WestportWinery.com.

• “Triple Treat Band” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Ocean Lounge. 9 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Movies

• See two movies filmed on Grays Harbor at the 7th Street Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. for both. On Friday, Jan. 24 John Wayne’s “McQ” shows at 7:30 p.m. In the summer of 1973, Wayne and the cast and crew of “McQ” came to Grays Harbor to film scenes for the police/crime drama. The 75-member crew was stationed in Ocean Shores motels for 28 days and used locations in Aberdeen, Ocean Shores, and Moclips as backdrops for the film. Many north beach area residents were included in the filming. On Saturday, Jan. 25, “Ring of Fire” begins at 7:30 p.m. Starring David Janssen, the movie features a spectacular conclusion that involves the destruction of a steam locomotive and the Wynoochee River bridge, north of Montesano. Filming also was done in and around Shelton, in Mason County, with area residents and law enforcement personnel included. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, City Drug in Aberdeen and at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call 360-537-7400 or visit www.7thstreettheatre.com.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve cooks’ choice for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and Snow 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, Bill Carter will review “The Republic” by Plato. Sponsored by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Training and workshops

• “Bundle Up and Write!” retreat at the Tokeland Hotel. Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25. South Beach Writers (SBW) of Westport Timberland Regional Library present their first annual writer’s retreat. Tickets are $25 to $75. Register now for workshops and meals. Call (360) 268-0081 for more information or to order tickets. Tickets also available at The Tokeland Hotel and the Westport/Grayland Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Classes and demonstrations

• “Is Cleaning Your Home Making You Sick?” 10 a.m. to noon. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St. S. Debby Smith teaches you a different way of caring for your home naturally. $5 MCE fee. (360) 249-1770.

• “Cooking with Dasha” class 12:30 to 2 p.m. Room 508 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. Learn to make an authentic Russian pelmeni (dumpling with a tasty sauce). $10 supply fee and $5 MCE fee. (360) 249-1770.

Fundraisers and drives

• Tickets for the United Way Annual Gala at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino are on sale at the United Way office, (360) 532-6260 or e-mail uwgh@techline.com. Dinner tickets are available for $75 or sponsor a table for eight for $1,000. Drawing tickets are $25 each to win one of three prizes: 250 gallons of gas, an AMP refrigerator cooler or a Keurig. You do not have to be at the Gala to win the drawing.

Performances

• Missoula Children’s Theatre will present two performances of “Pinocchio” at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Simpson School Gym, 519 W. Simpson Ave., Montesano. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, call Pam Banks at (360) 249-3228.

• Matt Andersen at the Bishop Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults $16, seniors $14, students $12 and 12 & under $8. Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. (360) 538-4066.

• The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will present “Menopause the Musical,” two shows, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years! Tickets from $19.50 to $64. The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, downtown Olympia. Call the Box Office at (360) 753-8586 or visit olytix.org for tickets.

Talks and presentations

• Soup Night, Lunch with the Author, Maggie Stuckey. Noon. Brilliant Moon, 121 W. Simpson, McCleary. Cost is $5. Please call (360) 861-8542 to reserve your place.

• Coming to Immanuel Baptist Church in Hoquiam on Jan. 25 is Dr. Wayne House, a distinguished research professor of theology, law, and culture at Faith Evangelical College and Seminary in Tacoma. At 6 p.m. therewill be a coffee hour with a concert by Erica Corban, Mattiniah and the band followed by a discussion on “Jesus Reconsidered” facilitated by Dr. House. No ticket is required and everyone is welcome.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Just for kids

• “Winter Snowball Treats & Hot Chocolate” with Mary and Marla. Room 508 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. This class for children K through 6th grade and limited to 15 children, so register early. $3 supply fee and $5 MCE fee.

Performances

• John and Tiffany Maki at the Westport Winery. 2-4 p.m. 1 S. Arbor Road, Aberdeen. (360) 648-2224 or www.WestportWinery.com.

Monday, Jan. 27

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.

Presentations

• Elma High School will host a forum on navigating college scholarships featuring information on scholarship basics, what selection committees look for, college selection, important dates, resource, efficiency and organization. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the high school commons. It is hosted by the Elma Academic Boosters.

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