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Thursday, March 20

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Mother Goose Play Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, for children. Join in songs, stories, rhymes and group games. Chat with other parents and caregivers as your children explore books, toys and blocks. Take home a weekly literacy idea! Children from birth through kindergarten are welcome. Arrival and departure times are flexible. This event is part of the Family Read & Sing Aloud, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Meetings

• The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library will meet at 10 a.m. 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.

• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Washington Coast meeting at 5:30 p.m. Brilliant Moon, 119A Simpson Ave., McCleary. Rae Sherk of CASA will speak on panic attacks and anxiety. 268-2385 or www.nami-wacoast.org.

Performances

• Grays Harbor College Music Dept. Concert at the Bishop Center. 7 p.m. All tickets are $5. The concert features the College Jazz Band and Jazz Choir, both directed by William Dyer. 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 chili dogs, potato salad, chips, fruit and ice cream for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and spring games. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Friday, March 21

Animals

• The Grays Harbor Mounted Posse Indoor Pro Rodeo will be at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Friday or Sunday Family packages are available for $25, adults $10, kids ages 6-12 $7 and 5 and under free. 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. (360) 482-5351 or www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Members of the McCleary Chamber of Commerce are hosting the fourth annual “Celebrating McCleary Event on Friday, March 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the McCleary VFW Hall, 15 N. Summit Road.

• The eighth annual Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival and Seafood Extravaganza to run Friday, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 NW Chance a La Mer Ave. Breakfast specials will be offered at many of the restaurants on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Admission is $3 per person/per day or $5 for a three-day pass. Children 12 years old and under admitted free. Chowder contests, vendors, food booths, music and more.

Films

• “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” (1971) with Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum and Jack Albertson. Showing both Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5 and available at Harbor Drug, City Drug and online at Brown Paper Tickets. A limited number of movie-themed candy bars will be available for $2 each or 3 for $5 in the lobby. Some will contain Golden Tickets for free movie passes. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Fundraisers and drives

• Family bingo at McCleary VFW Hall, 15 N. Summit Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food served and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Family fun and great prizes.

Performances

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

• “Harmonious Funk” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in the Ocean Lounge. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 22. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

• “Portrait of Churchill” at the Bishop Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults $12, seniors $10, students $10 and 12 & under 1 free with adult. Starring Edmund L. Shaff, who has a remarkable resemblance to the British leader. The play takes place on April 4, 1955, the night Churchill decided to resign as Prime Minister. 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 cooks’ choice for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and St. Patrick’s bingo. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Saturday, March 22

Classes and demonstrations

• The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Montesano Fire Department, will offer a boater education course for Washington boaters, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Montesano Fire Hall, 310 E. Pioneer. This course teaches the basics of safe boating for recreational boating. It was developed specifically for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and is taught by members of the GHC Sheriff’s Marine Unit. The Adventures in Boating Washington, A Course on Responsible Boating manual and exam will be provided at the class. Pre-register by e-mailing brussell@co.grays-harbor.wa.us. This is a free public service class. Boaters of all ages are invited. Class size is limited to 30 students on a first come-first serve basis. As of Jan. 1, 2014, all boaters born on or after January 1, 1955 are required to carry a Boater Education Card when operating a boat on Washington waterways. Cards cost $10.00 and are good for a lifetime. For class information, contact: Deputy Brad Russell at (360) 580-7634 or e-mail to brussell@co.graysharbor.wa.us.

• “Is your child protected when you simply clean your home?” 10 a.m. to noon. Montesano Timberland Library, 125 Main St. S. $5 MCE fee. Thousands of calls are made each year with approximately one quarter of them related to bleach and household cleaning products with bleach. Most of these incidents involve children and can be potentially fatal. Curious to know what you can do to protect children? Attend this class presented by Debby Smith. (360) 249-1770.

• “Angels and Energy,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $50 (includes $15 non-refundable deposit). Learn to know and connect with your angels. Learn basic skills and meditations to clear your Chakras and enhance your intuitive abilities. Brilliant Moon, 121 W. Simpson, McCleary. (360) 861-8542.

Fundraisers and drives

• A spaghetti lunch and silent auction will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March at the Masonic Ballroom (Eighth and K streets) in Hoquiam. All proceeds will go to displaced Emerson Manor tenants. The suggested donation is $10 per person. All Emerson Manor tenants will be admitted for free. For more information, please contact Lin Messerer of the Tropical Tanning Salon & Boutique at (360) 637-9182. As a reminder, Anchor Bank has set up a fund for the Emerson Manor tenants. Please make your monetary donation to the Emerson Manor Assistance Fund at any Anchor Bank location.

Performance

The Olympia Youth Chorus (OYC) will be back on the Washington Center main stage beginning at 7 p.m., March 22, for its 19th season. More than 120 singers (ages 5-18) in five choirs will perform joyful music of cultures from around the globe including, Africa, Australia, Germany, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Korea, South America and the U.S.A Additionally, Samba OlyWa will be there as guest performers for the evening. This percussion and dance ensemble has been wowing audiences with their energetic music and explosive dance styles for many years. Ticket prices range from $8 to $20 and can be purchased online at www.OlyTix.org, or by calling (360) 753-8586.

Talks and presentations

• Michelle Longo Eder, the author of “Salt in Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman’s Wife” will be signing her book at 3 p.m. at Westport Winery, 1 South Arbor Road, Aberdeen.

Sunday, March 23

Talks and presentations

• Michelle Longo Eder will be the guest speaker at 4:30 p.m. at Westport Winery, 1 South Arbor Road, Aberdeen, as part of the WEfish Organization Kick-off. This is a non-profit organization that invites all members of the community to learn more on the effort to support commercial fishing through promotion, education, outreach and service. For more information e-mail WEfish.washington@gmail.com or visit the WEfish Facebook page.

Monday, March 24

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.

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve teriyaki dippers, noodles with gravy, mixed veggies, fruit and cake for lunch. Noon. Karaoke and quilters. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Tuesday, March 25

Meetings

• The Elma Timberland Library Board will meet at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

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

• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Washington Coast meeting 1-3 p.m. Hoquiam Library, 420 7th Street. Joy Broughton will speak about the value of animals for healing. 268-2385 or www.nami-wacoast.org.

Performances

• Ladies Day entertainment featuring Jackie Mitchell 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 meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and pudding pie for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and trivia. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Lunch for your Brains. Noon. Cathy Carter and Janine Stone will share their travels in Turkey. Bring your lunch to the library basement meting room at the 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. Coffee and cookies provided by The Friends of the Library. (360) 249-4211.

• McCleary Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3-4 p.m., for adults and teens. Join in a discussion of “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald” by Therese Fowler. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Lunch for Your Brains: Travels in Turkey, noon-1 p.m., for adults. Cathy Carter and Janine Stone took separate trips to Turkey last year and will combine their stories and experiences for one very special travelogue program. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Wednesday, March 26

Meetings

• The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will have a public meeting at 7 p.m. at the Elma Timberland Library, 119 N. First St., Elma. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information call (360) 943-5001 in the Olympia area or 1-877-284-6237.

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

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve macaroni and cheese, green salad, fruit salad and cookies for lunch. Noon. Pinochle. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Thursday, March 27

Classes and demonstrations

• “Pasta for Dinner,” age 14 and up, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $10. Make old-fashioned spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, healthy fettuccine alfredo and vegetarian lasagna. Supplies and food included in the fee. Brilliant Moon, 121 W. Simpson, McCleary. (360) 861-8542.

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Mother Goose Play Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, for children. Join in songs, stories, rhymes and group games. Chat with other parents and caregivers as your children explore books, toys and blocks. Take home a weekly literacy idea! Children from birth through kindergarten are welcome. Arrival and departure times are flexible. This event is part of the Family Read & Sing Aloud, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Meetings

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

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

Seniors

• Montesano Community Center to serve vegetable beef soup, ham and cheese sandwich, fruit salad and Mississippi Mud bars for lunch. Noon. Chair exercise and board games. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6:30-8 p.m., for adults and teens. Join in a discussion of “The Forest Lover” by Susan Vreeland. New participants are welcome. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Friday, March 28

Classes and demonstrations

• Community Education Class, “Pharmaceuticals,” 4-5 p.m., free. Summit Pacific Medical Center, Kelsey conference room, 600 E. Main St., Elma.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Members of the McCleary Chamber of Commerce are hosting the fourth annual “Celebrating McCleary Event on Friday, March 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the McCleary VFW Hall, 15 N. Summit Road.

Fundraisers and drives

• The Montesano Band Boosters present “A Night of Bluegrass” featuring The Dills Family, Lewis County Pickers and The Grey Sky Ramblers. 6 p.m. Montesano High School Commons, 303 N. Church St. Fun for the whole family. Donations greatly appreciated.

Performances

• “Classic Roads” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in the Ocean Lounge. 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 29. 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 donation bingo. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Saturday, March 29

Animals

• Woodbrook Hunt Pony Club from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. Join us in this dressage performance to music. (360) 482-2651 or www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Classes and demonstrations

• “Hypertuffa Planters,” 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Montesano High School Shop Room 506, 303 N. Church St. Minimum class size of three with a maximum of nine. $5 MCE fee plus $20 instructor/supply fee. Join Norma Deppiesse and make a pot, bird feeder or seed bowl, which are lighter than clay pots and will not crack in the winter. Bring an individual sack lunch or a snack to share during break. Register early! (360) 249-1770.

Fundraisers and drives

• Basket Bingo. Doors open at 10 a.m. with bingo from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Elma Senior Center, 100 W. Main St., Elma. Everyone welcome, kids age 5 to adults. Proceeds will go to our 16th annual Easter egg hunt. Bake sale and snack bar will be open. Elma VFW Auxiliary, (360) 482-4425.

• Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores is hosting a Relay for Life event at the North Beach Elks Lodge #2581, 199 Ocean Lake Way NE, Ocean Shores. There will be a Carne Asada Taco dinner and a One Night Stand/silent auction. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. with dinner from 6-8 p.m. Silent action from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Elks Lodge, (360) 289-2581, at Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores, (360) 289-9663 and at the door for a donation of $12 per person. 100 percent of all proceeds go to the Grays Harbor Relay for Life.

Talks and presentations

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Read the Book, Watch the Movie: How to Eat Fried Worms, 1-3:30 p.m., for children. Pick up a copy of “How to Eat Fried Worms” from the library during March to read as a family, and then join library staff for a related activity and a showing of the movie. Light refreshments provided. 420 7th St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Sunday, March 30

Animals

• 4-H Horse Council Hairy Horse Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Rd., Elma. (360) 482-2651 or www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Tuesday, April 1

Event

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Magnetic Poetry DIY, April 1-30 for teens. Celebrate National Poetry Month by stopping in and picking up a magnetic poetry DIY kit anytime during the month of April. Supplies are limited. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Meetings

• The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library will meet at 11 a.m. in the library meeting room. Those interested in joining are encouraged to attend. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Performances

•Sunday Afternoon Live will celebrate the treasures of Hawaiian culture starting at 2 p.m. at the historic Raymond Theatre, 323 Third St. The program will feature the vocals, dance and music of the Hawaiian slack key guitar of Keola and Moana Beamer. Please note that this event is a non-season concert. Advance tickets are $15 across the board and may be purchased at concerts or by e-mail at sal@reachone.com; from the website www.sundayafternoonlive.org or by calling (360) 875-5831.

Talks and presentations

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 1st Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “Mayflower” by Nathaniel Philbrick. New members are always welcome. Books will be available for check out at the library’s circulation desk. 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Thursday, April 3

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Mother Goose Play Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, for children from birth-kindergarten and families. Join in songs, stories, rhymes and group games. Chat with other parents and caregivers as your children explore books, toys and blocks and take home a weekly literacy idea. Arrival and departure times are flexible. This event is part of the Family Read & Sing Aloud, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Festival, celebrations, fairs

• Elma Timberland Library presents Reading Magic with Jeff Evans, 2-3 p.m., for all ages. Every book is a magic book when you read it. Jeff Evans’ magic show celebrates the fun things that happen when you open a book. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Tuesday, April 8

Classes and demonstrations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Teens DIY: Decoupage, April 8-12 for grades 4-12. Teens can decoupage a journal or switch plate cover. Supplies will be provided. They may also bring their own items to decoupage. Sponsored by the Friends of the Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library). 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Block Play, 10 a.m.-noon, for children 3-9 years. Children love to build. That enthusiasm will grow as they explore building materials with shapes, sizes and designs. This event is part of the Family Read & Sing Aloud, a Timberland Regional Library district wide program. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Meetings

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

Wednesday, April 9

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 2nd Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., for adults. Join other community members in discussing “The Redeemer” by Jo Nesbo. Call the library at 533-2360 or stop by the information desk to request a copy of the book. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

Saturday, April 12

Films

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Grays Harbor Happenings: the Newsreels of C.D. Anderson, 2-3 p.m., for adults and teens. Flash back to 1920s Grays Harbor with the screening of an acclaimed documentary chronicling the discovery and restoration of more than a dozen newsreels created by C.D. Anderson. John Larson, director of the Polson Museum and one of those interviewed in the documentary, will introduce the film. A showing of clips of the restored footage will follow. The Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library will provide coffee and tea. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Fitness fun

• The Friends of Schafer & Lake Sylvia Trillium Trek. 2:30 p.m. Lake Sylvia State Park, Montesano. Meet at the kitchen on the beach. There will be a leisurely stroll and a more energetic hike option. Dogs on a short leash welcome. Discover Pass needed to park.

Talks and presentations

• Elma Timberland Library presents Gardening for the Birds, 2:30-3:30 p.m., for adults and teens. Gardening and birding are a perfect match. Learn from WSU Master Gardener Dianna Moore how to develop a garden of mostly native plants that attract birds to your yard. Find out, too, which birds are likely to show up through the seasons when they see the results. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Pinkies Up! A Fancy Nancy Tea Party, 2-3:30 p.m., for all ages. Join in a very fancy occasion, complete with a fashion show, crafts, games, snacks and a reading of “Fancy Nancy” by Jane O’Connor. Feel free to dress up as Nancy would. 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Sunday, April 13

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Westport Winery is hosting its inaugural Arbor Festival noon-4 p.m. Backstage Winemaker’s Tour at 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per person and wine club members free. The Grays Harbor and Pacific County Master Gardeners will unveil a bench in the winery’s new Don Tapio Dwarf Conifer Collection in appreciation for Tapio’s considerable service to the community at 2 p.m. in the gardens. A reception will follow under the solar panels. A walking tour and discussion of the arboretum starts at 3 p.m. Guests purchasing plants in the nursery will receive a free Arbor Day tree. Jessica Marie Porter will perform in the Farm to Fork Restaurant & Bakery, noon-4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15

Talks and presentations

• Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “West of Here” by Jonathan Evison. Books will be available for check out at the library’s circulation desk. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Wednesday, April 16

• The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will present “Pink Martini,” 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 17

Meetings

• 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.

• The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library will meet at 10 a.m. Join them to discover what’s new at the library, to learn how to become involved, and to meet new people. 119 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Saturday, April 19

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3rd Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for adults. Join others for a discussion of “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving. Call the library at 533-2360 or stop by the information desk to request a copy of the book. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

Tuesday, April 22

Meetings

• The Elma Timberland Library Board will meet at 6 p.m. This is an advisory board which 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 Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple 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.

Thursday, April 24

Meetings

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

Talks and presentations

• 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 “Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness” by Tracy Kidder. New participants are always welcome. 125 Main St. S., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Friday, April 25