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Thursday, March 13

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

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

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.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) #1522 meeting on Thursdays. Weigh-in at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Upstairs in the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce Ave., Montesano. Diane (360) 249-2258.

Performances

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

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve Chicken Parmesan, spaghetti with marinara sauce, Caesar salad, green beans and ice cream for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise, board games and the Aquanotes will sing. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• “Clipping Coupons,” a luncheon and program designed for women of all ages, 11:30 a.m. Rotary Log Pavilion, Aberdeen, $14 inclusive. Special feature, Cindy Wakefield, “Couponing.” Music by Roberta Cleland and Lyndon Cozzutto. Speaker, Cathy Mogus, from Richmond, B.C., “From Fire to Freedom.” For reservations and cancellations, call Jeanette at (360) 532-7998 or Joan at (360) 249-1900.

• Kurshida Begum, who was known as “Kushi” as a young girl on the Harbor, will be hosting the first event through her new organization to fight modern-day slavery Thursday evening in Lacey. Begum’s organization, A.S.H.H.O (advocate, serve, honor, humanity, organize), will present “Changing Perspectives on Human Trafficking” at the Lacey Community Center on from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35, and can be purchased from humantrafficking.brownpapertickets.com. An authentic Bengali dinner will be served during the event. There will be interactive and situation workshop activities and the audience will hear personal survivor stories, including that of Begum and her niece Yasmin Christopher, now a Seattle University law student.

Friday, March 14

Animals

• Washington State High School Equestrian Team - District 2 will be held at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma on Friday from 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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.

Seniors

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

Performances

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

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

Saturday, March 15

Contests and games

• East County Cribbage Club will meet at Montesano City Hall. 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.

Events

• Washington State Trappers Association event from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Contact Bruce Vandervort at (360) 580-1256 for more information.

• EXPO Grays Harbor and The Bite of Grays Harbor at Aberdeen High School, 410 N. G Street. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission to the public. This is the area’s premier business event and largest locally-produced trade show. The Bite will feature foods from Grays Harbor restaurants. Local bands will provide family-friendly entertainment. Hundreds of people are drawn to this event every year where businesses can promote their products. (360) 532-1924.

“You are My Sunshine” father/daughter dance, 7 to 9 p.m., Mary M. Knight High School, 2987 W. Matlock Brady Road, Matlock. Preschool/kindergarten through grade 12 girls and their father, grandfather or significant father figure are invited. Admission to the dance, finger foods, and a CD with three poses is $25. Pictures will be taken starting at 6:30 p.m. in the commons of the high school. Please come dressed in nice clothes to the theme of the dance. There will be a dance contest at 8 p.m. for the daughters and their guests.

Fundraisers and drives

• The Bear Festival committee will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day themed fundraiser and silent auction, 6 p.m. to midnight, VFW Hall, 15 N. Summit Road, McCleary. Must be present to win for the silent auction from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $15 and includes three beer tickets and raffle ticket. Must be 21 and older with I.D. required. Live music, local beers, homemade curly fries and fun games. Proceeds support the 2014 Bear Festival’s 55th anniversary. Visit Facebook for more information.

• An Irish Hoolie at the 7th St. Theatre, 313 7th Street, Hoquiam. 6 p.m. Tickets $15 and available at Galway Bay, 8th Street Ale House and at the door. The Irish Heritage Club of Grays Harbor presents “An Irish Hoolie” featuring Hank Cramer and friends. The Hoquiam Jazz Band and Choir start the night and Hank Cramer will be ending the night. Proceeds go to local charities and scholarships.

• Coastal Harvest’s “Music by the Sea” fundraiser from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Quinault Beach Resort & Casino, 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. Buffet reservations are $40 per person. there will be live and silent auctions and music provided by Roz and Jim of Fair Winds. Reservations must be made by March 5. Call (360) 532-6315 or go to www.coastalharvestwa.org.

• The United Way of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties is combining St. Patrick’s Day and a fundraiser for the third annual Spring Fest Day at the Little Creek Casino, Skookum Creek event center, from 2 to 9 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or two for $25, which includes three tasting tickets and a free beer mug (while supplies last). A designated driver pass is $5. Spring Fest features more than 20 vendors offering beer, wine and merchandise. Local bands Ready or Not and Humptulips will provide the entertainment starting at 4 p.m. All attendees must be 21 or older and have a valid ID. For tickets visit www.springfest2014.chirpy.com or call the United Way office at (360) 532-6260. Proceeds benefit United Way of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.

Performances

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

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

Seniors

• Satsop United Methodist Church presents “Basket Bingo,” 11 a.m., at the Elma Senior Center, 100 W. Main St., Elma. There will be a wide variety of baskets for prizes, nachos, chili, hot dogs, desserts, a bake sale and raffle.

Talks and presentations

• Lunch for your Brains presents Cathy Carter and Janine Stone share their travels in Turkey. Noon. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St. S, Montesano.They took separate trips to Turkey last year and will share their stories and experiences for one special travelogue program accompanied with a slide show. (360) 249-4211.

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

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

Sunday, March 16

Classes and demonstrations

• “St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Baking.” 3 to 4 p.m. Room 508 at Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $5 MCE fee and $3 supply fee. Join in the baking fun with Mrs. Marshall and Mrs. Bolam. We will be baking St. Patrick’s Day cookies and decorating them. Wear green for an extra treat. This class is for children K through grade 6. Class is limited to 15 children so register early. (360) 249-1770.

Performances

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

Monday, March 17

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve taco soup, cheese bread, fruit salad and dessert for lunch. Noon. Karaoke. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Tuesday, March 18

Performances

• Ladies Day entertainment featuring Tiffany Maki at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in the Ocean Lounge. 6-8 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve baked chicken, broccoli salad, baked beans and pudding for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise, trivia and the Grays Harbor Banjo Band to entertain. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

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

Wednesday, March 19

Classes and demonstrations

• Bible Study Outreach will begin a new study on the Book of Esther in the Old Testament on Wednesdays 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. This is an interdenominational group of women from the different churches and communities in east county. A series of eight lessons will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 1296 Monte Elma Rd., Elma. New members always welcome. For more information call Pat Ronholt, (360) 249-4827 or JoAnn Marzolf, (360) 482-3128.

Events

• Washington State Parks will celebrate a FREE DAY today for its birthday. A Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks. The Discover Pass is required to visit recreation lands managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread and fruit crisp for lunch. Noon. Pinochle. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.