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Thursday, Jan. 9

Meetings

• Coffee Club meeting hosted by Brandon Klinger with coffee and pastries at 10:45 a.m., Edward Jones Investments, 211 S. Main St., Ste. 1A, Montesano. Feel free to bring a friend. Please call (360) 249-0798 to let us know you’re coming.

• Grays Harbor Fire District #5 Board of Commissioners meeting. 7 p.m. Porter Fire Station, 13 Porter Creek Rd., Elma.

• Grays Harbor County Fair Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., WSU Extension office, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve Ham & Beans, cornbread, fruit salad and oatmeal cake for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise, board games. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• “Let’s get Organized,” a luncheon and program designed for women of all ages, 11:30 a.m. Rotary Log Pavilion, Aberdeen, $14. Music by Roberta Cleland and Annette Emard. Special feature, Linda Borth and Doris Backholm. Special speaker, Lois Williams from Lacey, Wash. For reservations, call Jeanette at (360) 532-7998 or Joan at (360) 249-1900.

Friday, Jan. 10

Films

• “Viva Las Vegas,” (1964) with Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $5 and will be available at the door at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 537-7400.

Just for kids

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Block Play, 10:30 a.m.-noon, for children 1-6 years. Blocks of all shapes and sizes will be available for you and your family to build with. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Meetings

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

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.

• “Tony Bridges” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11 in the Ocean Lounge. 9 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve cooks’ choice for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise, Cookie 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. What great books have your friends and neighbors been reading? 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, Sue Perry will review “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Films

• “Viva Las Vegas,” (1964) with Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $5 and will be available at the door at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 537-7400.

Fundraisers and drives

• Elma Alliance Church is hosting a 2014 Mission Trip Basket Bingo & Raffles, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elma Senior Center, 100 E. Main St. All proceeds go to the Elma Alliance Church Ensenada Mission Trip 2014.

Meetings

• Grays Harbor Genealogy meeting. 10 a.m. with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. Jerry Schafer will present a talk on “Top Gun Fighter of the West.” Hoquiam Timberland Library, 420 7th St., Hoquiam.

Talks and presentations

• The presentation at the Aberdeen Timberland Library, “Who Killed Laura Law?” has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Sunday, Jan. 12

Performances

• Chuck Crain will perform at 10:45 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1200 Soule Ave., Hoquiam. Chuck is a great country singer in his 15th season as a featured vocalist at the Presley’s Country Jubilee Show in Branson, Missouri. He sings tenor with the Southern Gospel Quartet. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

• Ken Albert and Christine Hill at the Westport Winery. 2-4 p.m. 1 S. Arbor Road, Aberdeen. (360) 648-2224 or www.WestportWinery.com.

• Sunday Afternoon Live presents Chris Anderson, 2 p.m., Raymond Theatre, 323 Third St., Raymond. Tickets in advance are available at the Raymond Theatre and Sagen’s Pharmacy for $12. Tickets are $15 on the day of the performance. For tickets call (360) 875-5831 or e-mail SAL@reachone.com.

Talks and presentations

• Bountiful Beach Combing Lecture by Alan Rammer at the Westport Winery. 4-6 p.m. 1 S. Arbor Road, Aberdeen. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. (360) 648-2224 or www.WestportWinery.com.

Monday, Jan. 13

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. Free. (360) 470-3471 or 861-8686.

Classes and demonstrations

• Adult Spanish Language Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 13-Feb. 10. Montesano High School, Room 410, 303 N. Church St. (360) 249-1770. MCE fee $18.

Meetings

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

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve Chicken Noodle Soup, egg salad sandwich, fruit and oatmeal cake for lunch. Noon. Karaoke and quilting. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Meetings

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

• Montesano Chamber of Commerce meeting. Noon. Large meeting room, City Hall, 112 N. Main St., Montesano.

Performances

• Danny Vernon’s Illusion of Elvis show at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino. 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the hotel front desk or www.quinaultbeachresort.com. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (888) 461-2214.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve Spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread and pudding for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise, trivia and movie. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Volunteer opportunities

• Montesano Community Blood Drive, 1:30-7 p.m. at Montesano Methodist Church, 401 E. Spruce Ave. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: montesano) or call Jennie McLean at (360) 249-2163.

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Performances

“Jonny Lang” blues concert, 7 p.m., D & R Theatre, 205 South I Street, Aberdeen. Tickets $25 and up. dandrtheater.com.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve Baked Chicken, potato salad, fruit and chocolate chip cookie for lunch. Noon. Pinochle at 1 p.m. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Thursday, Jan. 16

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.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior 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.

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 Senior 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.

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.

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

Talks and presentations

• 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years!

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

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 that 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 “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand and join others in a conversation about the book. Everyone is welcome to join any or all discussions. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Classes and demonstrations

• “Mom and Me Valentine Wreathe” class with Marnie Sandifur. 6 to 8 p.m. For ages 6 to 106. Place to be determined. Register by Wednesday, Jan. 22 so materials can be ordered. $5 MCE fee and $25 instructor fee. (360) 249-1770.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Performances

• “Styx” rock concert, 7 p.m., D & R Theatre, 205 South I Street, Aberdeen. Tickets $45 and up. dandrtheater.com.

Friday, Jan. 31

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, Jean Murdoch will review “The Wild Trees” by Richard Preston. Sponsored by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Classes and demonstrations

• “Keeping Basket or Spindle 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.

Saturday, Feb 15

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.

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.