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Thursday, June 20

Auditions

• 33rd annual Grays Harbor County Fair Talent Show auditions. 6:30 p.m. sharp. Pavilion meeting room, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. Open to all individuals and groups from Grays Harbor, Thurston, Lewis, Mason and Pacific counties 6 years old and older. The talent show takes place on Friday, August 9 at 6 p.m. Do you have some hidden talent you are ready to share? Contact (360) 482-2651 or www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve teriyaki chicken, rice and gravy, fruit salad and cake for lunch. Noon. Board games. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Festivals

• Grays Harbor Country Club will host “Home, Garden & Beauty,” for women. 5 p.m. hors d’oeuvres , coffee and punch are included in the $15 ticket price. There will be numerous vendors. Tickets are available at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Harbor Shoes in Aberdeen and at the GH Country Club. Grays Harbor Country Club, 5300 Central Park Dr., Aberdeen.

Meetings and hearings

• Grays Harbor Transit community meeting on the future of bus service on the Harbor. 2 p.m. Aberdeen City Hall, 200 E. Market St., Aberdeen, on the third floor. Grays Harbor Transit is considering eliminating all bus service on weekends. Other options on the table include eliminating various routes in the day time, which may end bus service on weekdays in East County after 5:30 p.m. A proposal is also on the table to increase the county’s sales tax rate. Meet, debate, give public comment and talk to board members and officials from Grays Harbor Transit.

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

• Education Night in McCleary with the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). 6 p.m. McCleary Timberland Library, 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. NAMI Washington Coast introduction, “What Do We Do?” and a video on dealing with panic and anxiety.

Friday, June 21

Especially for seniors

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

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Five Star Dealership’s Sand & Sawdust Festival. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the competition starts at 9 a.m. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 N.W. Chance a La Mer, Ocean Shores. Admission and classes are free. For entry information contact (360) 289-3797.

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents “Freebie Friday” for teens. Visit the library for a Summer Reading Freebie. Paid for by the Friends of the Elma Timberland Library. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Performances

• Sylvia Browne, spiritual teacher and psychic will speak at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel. 8 p.m. Lucky Eagle, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. Tickets start at $25. Visit Ticketmaster.com or Lucky Eagle Box Office, (800) 720-1788.

Saturday, June 22

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Five Star Dealership’s Sand & Sawdust Festival. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the competition starts at 9 a.m. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 N.W. Chance a La Mer, Ocean Shores. Admission and classes are free. For entry information contact (360) 289-3797.

• The Northwest Diesel Domination will feature a Diesel Truck Show & Shine. 8 a.m. Parts vendors, demos and more. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. (360) 482-2651 or www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Films

• Coastal Harvest is hosting the film “A Place at the Table.” 6 p.m. D&R Theater, 205 South I Street, Aberdeen. The film is about the impact of hunger on our communities and the nation. For free tickets, call (360) 532-6315. The event is free, but donations will gladly be accepted.

Volunteer opportunities

• Seaport Landing work party. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seaport Landing Administration Building, 500 N. Custer St., Aberdeen. Site clean-up, light maintenance and administrative tasks. Call the Seaport Landing (800) 200-5239.

Sunday, June 23

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Five Star Dealership’s Sand & Sawdust Festival. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the competition starts at 9 a.m. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 N.W. Chance a La Mer, Ocean Shores. Admission and classes are free. For entry information contact (360) 289-3797.

Performances

• Sylvia Browne, spiritual teacher and psychic will speak at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel. 4 p.m. Lucky Eagle, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. Tickets start at $25. Visit Ticketmaster.com or Lucky Eagle Box Office, (800) 720-1788.

Monday, June 24

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve chicken pot pie, coleslaw, fruit and pudding for lunch. Noon. Karaoke and Quilters. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Elma’s City-Wide Garage Sales will be June 28-29. Deadline to get on the Elma Chamber Garage Sale Map is today at noon for $5.00. Addresses within a three-mile radius in Elma are eligible to participate. Maps will be ready for distribution by the afternoon on Thursday, June 27. The Elma Chamber of Commerce will take care of the advertising and promotion. Help make this a big event! Contact elmachamber@gmail.com or (360) 482-3055.

Talks and presentations

• Hoquiam Standoff Investigation Recap. 6 p.m. Council Chambers, Hoquiam City Hall, 609 8th Street, Hoquiam. This public presentation is open to the public in a workshop prior to the regular council meeting. For more information, call (360) 532-0892, ext. 104.

Tuesday, June 25

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve bacon potato soup, egg salad sandwiches, fruit and cookies for lunch. Noon. Trivia. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Meetings

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

• Elma Timberland Library Board meeting. 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Elma Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Education Night in Hoquiam with the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). 1-3 p.m. Hoquiam Timberland Library, 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” presented by DeeDee Garman, developmental disability specialist.

• East Grays Harbor Gluten & Dairy Intolerance Group. 7-8 p.m. Elma Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma. For more information, call Barbara (360) 495-3786 or email noglutenordairy@gmail.com.

Just for kids

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Create a Terrarium, June 25-July 6 for teens. Drop by the library during open hours and make a terrarium. All materials will be provided, paid for by the Friends of the Montesano Timberland Library. This activity is part of “Beneath the Surface,” the Timberland Regional Library summer program for teens. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St. S., Montesano. (360) 249-4211

Talks and presentations

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “PageTurners Book Discussion,” 2-3 p.m. for adults. Read or listen to “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern and join others in a conversation about the book. Everyone is welcome to join any or all discussions. 121N. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368

Wednesday, June 26

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve hamburger gravy over mashed potatoes, corn, fruit salad and cake for lunch. Noon. Pinochle at 1 p.m. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Films

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Summer Movie Matinee,” 2-4 p.m. for all ages. Cool off in the library with a Summer Reading theme-related free movie. Contact the library for title and more information. You can bring your own beverages, but popcorn will be provided. This Summer Reading event is part of a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents Family Story Time, 11:30 a.m.-noon, for all ages. Join in a program of stories, rhymes, song and movement games that focus on children age six and younger, but all ages are welcome. The story will be “Tops and Bottoms” by Janet Stevens. Craft supplies provided. This event is part of the Timberland Regional Library summer program for children, “Dig into Reading.” 118 N. First St., Elma.(360) 482-3737.

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Wacky Wednesday Activity, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for children. Enjoy creative fun with a wacky activity. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Dig Into Reading” Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., for children. Young children and their families can join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games that explore digging machines, bugs, gardens and more. A related craft activity will follow. This event is part of the Timberland Regional Library summer program for children, “Dig into Reading.” 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Meetings

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

Talks and presentations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents “Family Day at the Library: Composting,” 10:30-11:30 a.m. for all ages. Discover the joys of lasagna gardening, a composting demonstration, earthworm dancing, stories, art projects and games for the whole family. This event is part of “Dig into Reading,” a Timberland Regional Library district wide summer program. 125 N. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Thursday, June 27

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve bacon, potato, egg and cheese bake, English muffins, fruit crisp and fruit for lunch. Noon. Board games. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Meetings

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

Friday, June 28

Especially for seniors

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

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze, Westport. Noon. Celebrate pirates and tall ships. Admission is free. For more information contact Westport/Grayland Chamber (360) 268-9817.

• Quinault Beach Resort and Casino presents “Cookin’ the Blues” through Sunday, June 30. Free live blues music in the Ocean Lounge. AFLAC PGA Tour 1-5 p.m. Friday. Traditional Blueback salmon dinner, $15.95, 1-5 p.m. Saturday. Get a free t-shirt and an entry into a drawing for an IPad III, 16G. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. For more information, call (360) 289-6165.

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents Freebie Friday, for teens. Visit the library for a Summer Reading Freebie. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Family Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., for all ages. Join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games that focus mainly on children age six and younger, but are fun for the whole family. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Elma’s City-Wide Garage Sales will be held in conjunction with Sprint Speedweek Kick-off at G. H. Raceway in the Elma area within a three-mile radius. You can pick up maps at the GHC Fairgrounds or at the Elma Chamber of Commerce, 222 W. Main st., Elma. Contact elmachamber@gmail.com or call (360) 482-3055.

Saturday, June 29

Animals

• Grays Harbor 4-H Horse Council Pre Fair Horse Show. 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 30. Admission is free to the public. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Classes and demonstrations

• Water wise gardening and pest management workshop hosted by the WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners, followed by a plant clinic. 10 a.m. to noon. SouthShore Mall community room, 1017 S. Boone St., Aberdeen.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Dig into Art, for all ages. Delve into your creative side with an art activity. 125 Main St. S, Montesano (360) 249-4211.

Contests and games

• International Chili Society, Washington State Chili Cook-Off. Doors open at 10 a.m. Pacific Beach Elementary, State Route 109 and Main St., Pacific Beach. Supports non-profits and charities with a vendor hall, prizes and more. To sponsor, vendor or compete call (360) 589-7751 or contact chilicookoff.com or find them on Facebook.

Exhibits

• Hoquiam Senior Center Quilt Show. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch available 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Emerson Manor, 703 Simpson Ave., Hoquiam. Local quilters, raffles, demos, vendors and more. Donations welcome to benefit the Meals on Wheels program.

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze, Westport. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrate pirates and tall ships. Admission is free. For more information contact Westport/Grayland Chamber (360) 268-9817.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Elma’s City-Wide Garage Sales will be held in conjunction with Sprint Speedweek Kick-off at G. H. Raceway in the Elma area within a three-mile radius. You can pick up maps at the GHC Fairgrounds or at the Elma Chamber of Commerce, 222 W. Main St., Elma. Contact elmachamber@gmail.com or call (360) 482-3055.

Volunteer opportunities

• Seaport Landing work party. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seaport Landing Administration Building, 500 N. Custer St., Aberdeen. Site clean-up, light maintenance and administrative tasks. Call the Seaport Landing (800) 200-5239.

Sunday, June 30

Dinners

• Montesano United Methodist Church will have an appreciation potluck meal following worship, 11:30 a.m., to honor Pastor Jo Dene Romeijn-Stout and her husband, Willem Romeijn. They have been transferred to new churches and we invite all acquaintances to join us in wishing them well. For more information call (360) 249-4259.

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze, Westport. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Celebrate pirates and tall ships. Admission is free. For more information contact Westport/Grayland Chamber (360) 268-9817.

Fundraisers and drives

• City of Elma Fire Department Fifth annual Golf Tournament. Registration at 7 a.m. and opening horn at 8 a.m. Preregistration is $45 and day of the event is $55. Prizes, BBQ and fun for everyone. Oaksridge Golf Course, 1052 Monte Elma Road, Elma. For more details call Dave Furtwangler (360) 470-0996 or Josh Collette (360) 704-0283

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Elma’s City-Wide Garage Sales will be held in conjunction with Sprint Speedweek Kick-off at G. H. Raceway in the Elma area within a three-mile radius. You can pick up maps at the GHC Fairgrounds or at the Elma Chamber of Commerce, 222 W. Main St., Elma. Contact elmachamber@gmail.com or call (360) 482-3055.

Monday, July 1

Meetings

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

Tuesday, July 2

Fundraisers and drives

• South Beach Arts Association invites you to a private preview of “that summer gallery in Westport.” 4 to 8 p.m. SBAA Community Arts Center, 188 W. Ocean Ave., Westport. Fun evening of refreshments, prizes, raffles and silent auction. Funds raised support SBAA’s mission of providing free and low-cost arts education in the South Beach Community.

Meetings

• The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library meeting. 11 a.m. 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.

Wednesday, July 3

Classes and demonstrations

• Elma Timberland Library presents Dig into Art, for all ages. Delve into your creative side with an art activity. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Wacky Wednesday Activity, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for children. Enjoy creative fun with a wacky activity at the library. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Contests and games

• Oakville Timberland Library presents Dig it Up Scavenger Hunt, July 3-31 for children. Search the library to find three hidden pictures and win a small prize. Themed hunts include Ancient Egypt, Underground Animals, Exploring Caves, Archaeological Digs and Rocks and Minerals. This event is part of the Timberland Regional Library summer program for children, “Dig into Reading.” 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Exhibits

• Veterans Field of Honor and American Veterans Traveling Tribute will be available for viewing today through Sunday, July 7. Schouweiler Tract Rd. W, Elma (adjacent to Pepsi Cola distributor) and Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. Flags at $30 each are available for purchase. Contact Barb Green at (360) 482-3365 or (360) 470-1759 or greenelma@comcast.net for flags. A limited number of flags will be sold at the Field of Honor. All profits from flag sales benefit local veteran’s and their families. Contact Bill Parrish, Rolling Thunder, Inc. president, at (360) 482-5788 or (360) 470-2339 for more information.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Historical Seaport has announced activities for the “South Side Sail-a-bration,” the grand opening of Seaport Landing. Gates open 5 p.m., ribbon cutting, arrival of the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, 5:30 p.m. and tours of the ships at 6 p.m. Food and beverages provided. Seaport Landing, 500 N. Custer St., Aberdeen.

Films

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Summer Movie Matinee, 2-4 p.m., for all ages. Cool off in the library with a Summer Reading Program theme-related free movie. You may bring beverages. Popcorn will be provided. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Just for kids

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Dig Into Reading” Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., for children. Young children and their families can join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games that explore digging machines, bugs, gardens and more. A related craft activity will follow. This event is part of the Timberland Regional Library summer program for children, “Dig into Reading.” 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Meetings

• Chehalis Valley Historical Society meeting. 4 p.m. Chehalis Valley Museum, 703 Pioneer Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4950.

• 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.

Talks and presentations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Jeff Evans’ Dig into Magic, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for all ages. Magician Jeff Evans unearths the secrets of the deep in his new subterranean summer show. Science stunts, creepy crawlies and magic are buried below. Jeff mines for precious metals, discovers aquifers of water, and reveals amazing facts about the world’s deepest super cave. This event is part of the Timberland Regional Library summer program for children, “Dig into Reading.” 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Thursday, July 4

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.

• Rich Hartman’s Five Star Dealerships’ 4th of July Splash Festival along the Chehalis River waterfront. Noon. Morrison Park, 1401 Sargent Blvd., Aberdeen. Live music, family entertainers, food and craft vendors, free inflatable rides/games and a fireworks show over the river at 10 p.m. Contact the Tourism Office at (360) 482-4166 or (800) 621-9625 or www.visitgraysharbor.com for more information.

• Historical Seaport has announced activities for the “South Side Sail-a-bration,” the grand opening of Seaport Landing. Noon-6 p.m., public tours, classic car show and community garage sale. Noon-7 p.m., food prepared by Aberdeen Lions Club. Noon-close, beer garden hosted by Captain’s Corner. 9 p.m., Fireworks Sail (tickets available). 10 p.m., Aberdeen Splash Fireworks. Seaport Landing, 500 N. Custer St., Aberdeen.

• Fire O’er the Water in Ocean City/Ocean Shores. A free public show features spectacular pyrotechnics blasting off just north of the Ocean City beach approach. Contact Ocean Shores VIC (360) 289-9586 or www.visitgraysharbor.com for more information.

• Fireworks at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino along with special entertainment, Elbow County Rough Riders in the Ocean Lounge. BBQ $15.95, 5-8 p.m. Free mini American flag with purchase. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. For more information call (360) 289-6165.

• Westport Maritime Museum’s Ole Fashioned 4th. Patriotic ceremonies from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. including musical entertainment, children’s games, food and more. The 4th will also mark the opening of a special exhibit of limited edition lighthouses by Harbor Lights. www.visitgraysharbor.com.

Notices

• All Timberland libraries will be closed for the Independence Day holiday. Libraries will resume regular schedules Friday, July 5. For more information call 1-877-284-6237.

Tours and open houses

• Grand Opening Weekend Celebration runs today through Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. South Beach Arts Association, Community Arts Center, 188 W. Ocean Ave., Westport. Unique arts, crafts and gourmet foods. Artists in action, Master Gardeners Plant Clinic and more. SBAA works to support arts education.

Friday, July 5

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents Freebie Friday, for teens. Visit the library for a Summer Reading Freebie. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Family Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., for all ages. Join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games that focus mainly on children age six and younger, but are fun for the whole family. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Performances

• “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” a comedy directed by Steve Puvogel. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E Third St., Aberdeen. $13 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.

Saturday, July 6

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.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Dig into Art, for all ages. Delve into your creative side with an art activity. 125 Main St.S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Oakville Independence Day Parade at 11 a.m. followed by the bank robbery reenactment on horseback. For more information call the Tourism Office at (360) 482-4166 or (800) 621-9625 or check out the website at www.visitgraysharbor.com.

Performances

• “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” a comedy directed by Steve Puvogel. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E Third St., Aberdeen. $13 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.

Monday, July 8

Meetings

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

Tuesday, July 9

Classes and demonstrations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents “Make A Glass Pendant or Magnet,” July 9-20 for teens. Stop by the library and make a glass pendant or magnet. Supplies paid for by the Friends of the Montesano Timberland Library. This activity is part of “Beneath the Surface,” the Timberland Regional Library summer program for teens. (360) 249-4211.

Wednesday, July 10

Classes and demonstrations

• Elma Timberland Library presents “Dig into Art,” for all ages. Delve into your creative side with an art activity. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Oakville Timberland Library presents “Family Day at the Library: Composting,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., for all ages. Discover the joys of lasagna gardening, a composting demonstration, earthworm dancing, stories, art projects and games for the whole family. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Just for kids

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Wacky Wednesday Activity,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for children. Enjoy creative fun with a wacky activity at the library. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Dig Into Reading” Story Time,” 10:30-11 a.m., for children. Young children and their families can join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games that explore digging machines, bugs, gardens, and more. A related craft activity will follow. This event is part of the Timberland Regional Library summer program for children, “Dig into Reading.” 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Zines for Teens,” 2-3 p.m., for teens. Zines are a fast and easy way to publish your ideas and thoughts. At this workshop, you’ll learn how to create your own zine and distribute it to your friends. Bring your ideas. The library will provide supplies, tools, and know-how. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Meetings

• 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.

Talks and presentations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents “Insect Safari,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., for all ages. Entomologist Don Ehlen will display over 1,500 preserved insects and “bugs” from around the world including giant beetles, colorful butterflies and creepy spiders. He’ll explain what bugs are and what they do. Then the audience can take a close look at giant insects, millipedes and scorpions—and even touch some. This event is part of the Timberland Regional Library summer program for children, “Dig into Reading.” 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Thursday, July 11

Just for kids

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents “Stuffed Animal Sleepover,” for children. Bring a favorite stuffed animal for a sleepover at the library. Tuck your animal in and say goodnight. Come back the next day to pick up your friend and find out what mischief the animals got into during their night at the library. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Meetings

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #1522 meeting each Thursday. 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 each Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m. Montesano Church of God, 317 E. Spruce St. $15 for cost of manual. (360) 249-3242 or goodnews@mchog.org.

Performances

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Sing, Dance and Laugh along with Buck & Elizabeth,” 2-3 p.m., for all ages. Evergreen Christian Community Church, 208 W. Pine St., McCleary. Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth entertain with an upbeat, interactive show of music and comedy with dancing, sing-alongs, cheek slappin’ and ventriloquism. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. (360) 495-3368.

Friday, July 12

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Windrider Kite Festival in Grayland. 11 a.m. This is the second largest kite festival in Washington on the beach. It showcases the very best that kite flying has to offer. Free admission. Contact Westport/Grayland Chamber of Commerce (800) 345-6223 for more information.

• 54th annual McCleary Bear Festival in McCleary. Runs through Sunday, July 14. Carnival, car show, parade, games and bear stew. For more information contact McCleary Community Center (360) 495-3667, Ext. 8 or the Tourism Office at (360) 482-4166.

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents “Freebie Friday,” for teens. Visit the library for a Summer Reading Freebie. Paid for by the Friends of the Elma Timberland Library. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents “Family Story Time,” 10:30-11 a.m., for all ages. Join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games that focus mainly on children age six and younger, but are fun for the whole family. 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

• Comedian Paula Pundstone at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE in Olympia. Tickets $28 to $69.

Saturday, July 13

Classes and demonstrations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents “Dig into Art,” for all ages. Delve into your creative side with an art activity. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Antique Tractor Pull and Engine Show presented by the Antique Farm Engine & Tractor Association. Saturday and Sunday, July 14. Doors open at 8 a.m. with $5 entry fee. Vendors/swap meet, radio controlled boats, crafts, antiques, food and more. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 21 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. For more information call (360) 482-2651.

• Annual McCleary Rods and Rides Car Show sponsored by McCleary Chamber of Commerce. Registration at 8:30 a.m. with a $10 fee. Show runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Prizes, music and V.I.P. Room. Located at the old Paradise Pizza strip mall area parking lot off 3rd Street and Sterling Bank parking lot and 4th Street in front of McCleary Post Office and library.

• Hot Rod Rally in Hoquiam. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and race starts at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $15 with a t-shirt or $10 without. Registration is accepted on the day of the race or preregistration forms can be found on the city’s website. For more information contact The City of Hoquiam at (360) 637-6040.

• Windrider Kite Festival in Grayland. 9 a.m. This is the second largest kite festival in Washington on the beach. It showcases the very best that kite flying has to offer. Free admission. Contact Westport/Grayland Chamber of Commerce (800) 345-6223 for more information.

Films

• Oakville Timberland Library presents Saturday Movie Matinee, 1-2:15 p.m., for all ages. Bring your comfy pillows and blankets from home and watch a movie on the big screen. Browse the library afterward for movies and books to share at home. 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Fitness fun

• McCleary Bear Festival Fun Run. Registration 8-8:45 a.m. at McCleary VFW Hall, 15 N. Summit Road, McCleary. Entry fee $20. Race begins at 9 a.m. Two mile walk/run, 5k and 10k. First 75 to preregister will receive a free T shirt. Go to http://mcclearybearfestival.org for registration forms. For more information, email karimsample@yahoo.com.

Fundraisers and drives

• Crafts Bazaar benefiting Elma Grange and other charities. 9 a.m.-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.

Performances

• 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.

Sunday, July 14

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Windrider Kite Festival in Grayland. 9 a.m. This is the second largest kite festival in Washington on the beach. It showcases the very best that kite flying has to offer. Free admission. Contact Westport/Grayland Chamber of Commerce (800) 345-6223 for more information.

Monday, July 15

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, July 16

Performances

• Elma Timberland Library presents Sing, Dance and Laugh Along with Buck & Elizabeth, 12:30-1:30 p.m., for all ages at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth entertain with an upbeat, interactive show of music and comedy with dancing, sing-alongs, cheek-slappin’ and ventriloquism. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. (360) 482-3737.

Wednesday, July 17

Classes and demonstrations

•Elma Timberland Library presents Dig into Art, for all ages. Delve into your creative side with an art activity. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Just for kids

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Wacky Wednesday Activity, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for children. Enjoy creative fun with a wacky activity at the library. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Dig Into Reading” Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., for children. Young children and their families can join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs, and movement games that explore digging machines, bugs, gardens and more. A related craft activity will follow. This event is part of the Timberland Regional Library summer program for children, “Dig into Reading.” 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

• McCleary Timberland Library presents LEGO® Building Contest, 2-4 p.m., for children and teens. Join in an epic LEGO® building contest. The library will have a variety of LEGO® bricks for you to construct skyscrapers, buildings and anything else you can imagine. Small prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. Sponsored by the Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Performances

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Sing, Dance and Laugh Along with Buck & Elizabeth, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for all ages. Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth entertain with an upbeat, interactive show of music and comedy with dancing, sing-alongs, cheek-slappin’ and ventriloquism. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library districtwide program. 125 Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

• Oakville Timberland Library presents Glenda Bonin Puppet Show & Stories, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for all ages. Squirrely Shirley, Glenda Bonin’s feisty little puppet, digs up a treasure chest of trouble. Shirley will need help from the audience when she discovers some shiny objects, an old map and puzzling clues. This event is part of the Timberland Regional Library summer program for children, “Dig into Reading.” 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Thursday, July 18

Meetings and hearings

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

Performances

• Elma Timberland Library presents Folk Tunes and Songs with the Brownsmead Flats, 12:30-1:30 p.m., for all ages at Grays Harbor Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. The Brownsmead Flats takes the stage with both traditional and original tunes and songs, often filled with humor. The Astoria-based quintet entertains with guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and great vocal harmonies. This Summer Reading event is part of a Timberland Regional Library districtwide program. (360) 482-3737.

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Glenda Bonin Puppet Show & Stories, 2-3 p.m., for all ages at the Evergreen Christian Community Church, 208 W Pine St., McCleary. Squirrely Shirley, Glenda Bonin’s feisty little puppet, digs up a treasure chest of trouble. Shirley will need help from the audience when she discovers some shiny objects, an old map and puzzling clues. This event is part of the Timberland Regional Library summer program for children, “Dig into Reading.” (360) 495-3368.

Friday, July 19

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• 11th annual Montesano Car Show starts with a Poker Fun Run from 4:30-6 p.m.beginning at Fosses’ Hot Rods on Roup Road and ending at the Aberdeen Elks with burgers and more. For more information on the car show contact (360) 580-7941 or dpfoss@comcast.net.

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents Freebie Friday for teens. Visit the library for a Summer Reading Freebie. Paid for by the Friends of the Elma Timberland Library. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Family Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., for all ages. Join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games that focus mainly on children age six and younger, but are fun for the whole family. 125 Main St. S., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Saturday, July 20

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.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Dig into Art, for all ages. Delve into your creative side with an art activity. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• 11th annual Montesano Car Show registration starts at 8 a.m. with fee of $15 or $10 with a food donation, which benefits the Montesano Food Bank and other charities. There will be vendors, food, prizes, dash plaques and awards, plus tours of the historic Grays Harbor County Courthouse and the Chehalis Valley Museum. Then back to the Fosses with a root beer float social. Check out the Montesano Chamber website at www.montesanochamber.org for local information on where to stay and things to do.

Films

• Oakville Timberland Library presents Saturday Movie Matinee, 1-2:15 p.m., for all ages. Bring your comfy pillows and blankets from home and watch a movie on the big screen. Browse the library afterward for movies and books to share at home. 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Tuesday, July 23

Meetings

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

Training and workshops

• Summit Pacific hosting free education on upcoming health care reforms and how they will affect you. 6-8 p.m. Kelsey Conference Room, Summit Pacific Medical Center, 600 E. Main Street, Elma. Free and no registration required. All community members are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Will Callicoat (360) 346-2222 or email info@sp-mc.org.

Wednesday, July 25

Meetings

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

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

Saturday, July 27

Fitness fun

• First annual 5K Run/Walk “Rainbow Romp.” Registration 8:30-9:30 a.m. Race starts 10 a.m. Hoquiam High School, 501 W. Emerson Ave., Hoquiam. To preregister call (360) 249-0005 or visit inaugural Rainbow Romp or CACGH on Facebook. Entry fee $30 per runner/walker. Call to sponsor a child to walk/run. Proceeds help fund the Rainbow House Crisis Nursery at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor.

Fundraisers and drives

• Montesano Chamber of Commerce 18th annual Classic Golf Tournament. Sign up at noon, shotgun start 1 p.m. Grays Harbor Country Club, 5300 Central Park Drive, Aberdeen. $200/team ($50 per person). Entry fee includes green fees, refreshments, lunch and raffle tickets for multiple prizes. Call Mike Wincewicz, (360) 249-3021, Ext. 111.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Meetings and hearings

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

Saturday, Aug. 17

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.

Saturday, Aug. 31

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.

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.

Saturday, September 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. 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. For more information contact Candi Bachtell (360) 580-2199.

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.

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

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