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Thursday, June 26

Events

• Montesano Timberland Library presents “Teen DIY: Make a Glowing Mad Science Jar,” Teens can drop by anytime during open hours to make a Glowing Mad Science Jar. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St., Montesano.

• Rockers In Recovery, a non-profit organization that puts on free concerts to spread substance abuse addiction awareness, will perform an acoustic concert at The Harborena. The event goes from 4 to 6 p.m. with concessions available.

Meetings and hearings

• The North Beach Community Improvement Association will host a forum for the candidates running for Grays Harbor County Commission. 6:30 p.m. The candidates for the seat being vacated by Commissioner Herb Welch are Jim Heikel, Keith Olson, Vickie Raines and Al Smith. North Coast News Editor Angelo Bruscas will moderate the forum, which is the first of three that will be held. Grays Harbor County Fire District #7 Fire Hall, 701 Copalis Beach Road, Copalis Beach.

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

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) No. 1522 meeting on Thursdays. Weigh-in at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Upstairs in the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce Ave., Montesano. Diane (360) 249-2258.

• 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.

Friday, June 27

Classes and demonstrations

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

Events

• Aberdeen Founders’ Day Dinner. 7:30 p.m. The dinner will be preceded by a trip to Fern Hill Cemetery to honor the founders. Descendants of the Samuel Benn family will be the honored guests. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at Grays Harbor Wine Sellars, City Center Drug and the Aberdeen Museum of History. Aberdeen Museum of History, 111 E. Third St., Aberdeen.

• Montesano Timberland Library presents “Family Story Time,” 10:30-11 a.m. Join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games that focus on children six year of age and under. All ages are welcome. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St., Montesano.

• Sand & Sawdust Festival. Sand and wood carving events run through Saturday and Sunday. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 W. Chance A La Mer NW, Ocean Shores.

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents “LabARTory: Thaumatrope or ‘Fools-Your-Eye.’” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Re-create a Victorian era toy which makes two pictures appear as one. Elma Timberland Library, 119 N. First St., Elma.

Performances

• Society’s Child at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Ocean Lounge on Friday and Saturday. Concert is free to the public. Quinault Beach Resort & Casino, 78 State Route 115, Ocean Shores.

• Rockers in Recovery at the D&R Theatre, 205 S. I Street, Aberdeen. Show starts at 7 p.m. Musical directors Mark Bosch and Lou Esposito lead an all-star band. Show is free to the public for more information visit the website at www.rockersinrecovery.org.

• Spodyfest, a two-day concert event known as the “Dug Tour,” to benefit former Elma custodian Doug George’s battle with cancer. Gates open at Noon on Friday with music beginning that evening and starting again at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Musicians include Fishing with Bigfoot, GEBULAR, Olsen Brothers, ANiTiZE, Electric Eye, Boneriver Official, Montreaux and BLACK ICE. Tickets are $10 for a day pass and $5 to camp and can be purchased at Boone Street Mini Storage in Aberdeen or at the site. VFW Memorial Park - Post 2455, 93 Highway 107, Montesano.

Saturday, June 28

Events

• The Daily World Citizen of the Year Awards Banquet. Social hour with no-host bar starts at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. The banquet will honor citizen of the year Mickey Thurman, police officer of the year Keith Fouts and firefighter of the year Keldy Matthews. Dinner entree choices include salmon, chicken or vegetarian lasagna. Live music will follow the banquet. Tickets are $25 per person. Aberdeen Elks Lodge, 326 3rd Ave., Aberdeen.

• Montesano Timberland Library presents “LabARTory.” Come to the library and complete an art project during operating hours. Open to all ages. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St., Montesano.

• Brilliant Moon will host a Saturday Market. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items such as plants, jewlery, crafts, antiques and natural beauty products will be for sale. Brilliant Moon, 121 W. Simpson, McCleary.

• Pre-Fair Horse Show. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Watch as the riders perform with their animals. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. For more information call (360)482-2651 or visit www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Performances

• Scott Helmer will perform at a fundraiser for the Raymond Theatre. 7 p.m. Local musician Randy Flementis will open for Helmer who is on a tour crossing the country and donating all of the profits. Proceeds will be donated to the Raymond Theatre. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $30 and include a meet-and-greet opportunity, a free CD, apetizers and discounted drinks. A family package is also available for $30 which includes four tickets and a reduced charge of $5 for any additional tickets. Tickets are available calling the Raymond Theatre at (360)942-4127. Raymond Theatre, 323 3rd St., Raymond.

Tuesday, July 1

Events

• Elma Timberland Library presents “Gravity Catastrophe, Physics and Comedy.” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Alex Zerbe’s zany new show demonstrates basic concepts of physics through the art of juggling. For all ages. Elma Timberland Library, 119 N. First St., Elma.

Just for kids

• Montesano Timberland Library presents “Teen DIY: Make a Glowing Mad Science Jar,” Teens can drop by anytime during open hours to make a Glowing Mad Science Jar. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St., Montesano.

Meetings and hearings

• Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library meeting, 11 a.m. McCleary Timberland Library meeting room, 121 S. 4th St., McCleary.

Wednesday, July 2

Events

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Wacky Wednesday LabARTory.” 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Stop by the library for an art or science experiment. McCleary Timberland Library, 121 S. 4th St., McCleary.

• Montesano Timberland Library presents “Experiments of a Mad Scientist.” 10:30-11:30 a.m. See mad science experiment demonstrations and try your own had at a few. Montesano Timblerland Library, 125 Main St., Montesano.

Meetings and hearings

• 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.

Thursday, July 3

Events

• Montesano Timberland Library presents “Teen DIY: Make a Glowing Mad Science Jar,” Teens can drop by anytime during open hours to make a Glowing Mad Science Jar. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St., Montesano.

Meetings and hearings

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) No. 1522 meeting on Thursdays. Weigh-in at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Upstairs in the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce Ave., Montesano. Diane (360) 249-2258.

• 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.

Friday, July 4

• All Timberland libraries will be closed on Friday for the holiday, but will resume regular scheduled hours on Saturday.

Events

• SPLASH Festival at Morrison Riverfront Park. Noon to 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. This one-day, FREE festival features live music, family entertainers, food and craft vendors as well as inflatable games and a fireworks show at dark. Morrison Riverfront Park, 1401 Sargent Blvd., Aberdeen.

• Sail-a-bration at Seaport Landing. Noon. Tours of Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will run from 3-6 p.m. There will also be a car show and live music. Parking is available on site at a suggested donation of $5 per car. There will be a Fireworks Sail with a cost of $63 for adults, $53 for students, seniors and active military and $43 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased online at www.historicalseaport.org or by calling (800)200-5239. Seaport Landing, 500 N. Custer St., Aberdeen.

• Quinault Beach Resort & Casino will host a FREE fireworks show beginning at dusk. Quinault Beach Resort & Casino, 78 State Route 115, Ocean Shores.

• Family Fourth Festival at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This FREE event is fun for the whole family with games, food, vendors and entertainment. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 W. Chance a La Mer NW, Ocean Shores.

Saturday, July 5

Events

• Independence Day celebration in Oakville. 11 a.m. Oakville will celebrate Independence Day with a parade along Highway 12 with a re-enactment of the last horseback robbery in the state at the end of the parade. A picnic, arts and crafts will highlight a fun-filled day.

• Tokeland 4th of July Parade. 11 a.m. Parade begins at the Tokeland Marina and ends at the Tokeland Hotel. A picnic will be held on the Tokeland Hotel grounds with hot dogs, games and music imediately after the parade at the Westport Maritime Museum, 2201 W. Westhaven Dr., Westport.

• Montesano Timberland Library presents “LabARTory.” Come to the library and complete an art project. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St., Montesano.

Sunday, July 6

Performances

• The Driftwood Players will be holding auditions for their upcoming performance of “Lost in Yonkers,” a comedy in two acts written by Neil Simon. Auditions will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m. on Monday. The director is looking for four male actors to play age ranges of 11 to 60 and three female actors to play age ranges from 25 to 75. Actors under 18 years of age must have parental permission to participate. Rehearsals will begin in July and run until the opening of the production in September. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. For more information email henrysara7@gmail.com.

Monday, July 7

Meetings and hearings

• 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 8

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents “Experiments of a Mad Scientist.” 1-3 p.m. Teens can see made science experiment demonstrations and try a few of their own. Elma Timberland Library, 119 N. First St., Elma.

• Montesano Timberland Library presents “Teen DIY: Steampunk Trunk.” Teens can drop by anytime during the hours the library is open to make a steampunk trunk. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St., Montesano.

Wednesday, July 9

Events

• Montesano Timberland Library presents “Music and Stories with Harmonica Pocket.” 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Harmoica Pocket brings the ABCs to life. Favorite nursery rhymes, beloved books and original songs are mixed up with playful skits to celebrate reading and the alphabet in this event for all ages. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St., Montesano.

• Oakville Timberland Library presents “Mikey Mike’s Music & Science.” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mike Gervais, “The Rad Scientist,” performs an interactive musical show that explores science all around us in nature. Oakville Timberland Library, 204 Main St., Oakville.

Just for kids

• McCleary Timberland Library presents “Wacky Wednesday LabARTorty.” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children and teens can stop by the library for an art or science experiment. McCleary Timberland Library, 121 S. 4th St., McCleary.

Meetings and hearings

• 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.

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

Thursday, July 10

Meetings and hearings

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) No. 1522 meeting on Thursdays. Weigh-in at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Upstairs in the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce Ave., Montesano. Diane (360) 249-2258.

• 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.

Talks and presentations

• Edward Jones financial adviser Brandon Klinger will host a coffee club at 10:45 a.m. There will be a brief presentation on current events in the market and economy followed by an informal discussion. Edward Jones, 211 S. Main St. Suite 1A, Montesano.

Friday, July 11

Events

• Elma City Wide Garage Sale. Times and locations vary over Friday through Sunday. Stop by the Elma Chamber of Commerce to pick up the official map of the garage sale locations.

Meetings and hearings

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

Performances

• Driftwood Players presents “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” a slice of life comedy in one act written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Play contains some adult language. Tickets are $15 and available online at aberdeendriftwood.com, at Valu Drug, Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug, Aberdeen, Harbor Drug, Hoquiam and Dolores’ and Fay’s, Ocean Shores and at the door as available. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen.