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Thursday, Nov. 7

Meetings

• Coffee Club meeting hosted by Brandon Klinger with coffee ad pastries at 10:45 a.m., Edward Jones Investments, 211 S. Main St., Ste. 1A, Montesano. 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.

• 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.

• Moms in Prayer International meeting on Thursdays. 8:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, 303 W. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. Childcare provided. (360) 249-4224 or www.MomsInPrayer.org.

• Town Hall meeting with County Commissioner Wes Cormier, 6 p.m., City Council Chambers, 740 N. Montesano St., Westport. Come have a voice and talk about what is going on in Grays Harbor County.

• Daughters of the American Revolution meeting at noon. Hoquiam Timberland Library, 621 K St., Hoquiam. Speaker is Carla Kelly on “Window on the Past.” Bring sack lunch; visitors welcome.

Performances

• Oakville Timberland Library presents “Tribute to Patsy Cline,” 6:30-7:30 p.m., for all ages. LOCATION: Oakville Middle School Gym, 103 School Street, Oakville. Southwest Washington’s own Elizabeth Stierle will present her tribute to American country and pop music singer Patsy Cline. Perennially on music industry “best of” lists, Patsy Cline was one of the most acclaimed and influential vocalists of the 20th century. She became the top female country artist and successfully crossed over to pop with her 1957 hit “Walking after Midnight.” Later came hits such as “I Fall to Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” “Sweet Dreams,” and country gems including “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” “San Antonio Rose,” and “The Tennessee Waltz.” Cline died at age 30 in a private airplane crash at the height of her career. She’ll be accompanied on guitar by her husband Paul, a team also known to regional fans as “Buck and Elizabeth.” For more information call (360) 273-5305.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Casserole, green salad, fruit salad and pudding for lunch. Noon. Mexican Train game. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Friday, Nov. 8

Fundraisers and drives

• Citizens for Children’s Fund Christmas fundraiser, 6 p.m., Aberdeen Elks, 1712 S. Boone St., Aberdeen. Taco feed (by donation), silent gift basket auction, live dessert auction and raffle. All proceeds will help purchase Christmas gifts for Grays Harbor’s foster children. For more information, call Becky Sanchez (360) 537-4326.

• Arts and crafts bazaar to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital. 2-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Ocosta Rec Hall, 45 Ocosta Sixth St. (about five miles east of Westport).

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. Tell your friends and make it a block party. 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.

• Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson will conduct a ward meeting, 6:30 p.m., at McDermouth Elementary, 409 North K Street, Aberdeen. You can attend any of the meetings being held at local schools regardless of ward. A citywide town hall meeting is also being planned for early 2014 to address concerns raised.

• Grays Harbor Town Hall meeting with Representative Derek Kilmer, 5:30-7 p.m., Ocean Shores Elementary School, 300 Mt. Olympus Ave., Ocean Shores. Doors open a half hour before the start of the meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.

Performances

• The Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical “Next to Normal” at the Bishop Center, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. 7:30 p.m. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry and suburban life. Contains adult language and situations; may not be suitable for children. $12 for adults and seniors and $10 for students. Box Office: (360) 538-4066.

• “Kim Archer Band” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 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. Snack Bingo. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Animals

• Rainier Agility Dog Competition, 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Classes and demonstrations

• “Long Bottom Basket or Wine Basket” basket weaving class with Fred and Mary Thurman. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Room 304, Montesano High School, 303 N. Church St. $5 MCE fee plus instructor/supply fee. Minimum 3, maximum 10 for classes. Contact instructor at least one week before class to select your basket at fthur541@yahoo.com or call (360) 533-7547. For pictures of baskets go to http://fjthurman.smugmug.com. Bring a lunch or midday snack for yourself. (360) 249-1770.

Dinners

• Porter Sunday School Harvest Dinner, 5 p.m., at the church just off Highway 12 on Porter Creek Road in Porter. The potluck meal will be followed by the Night of Worship. Everyone is welcome. For more information please call Debbie Hill (360) 482-4235.

Films

• “Manchurian Candidate,”(1962) with Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey. 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $5 and will be available at the door at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Tully’s, Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 537-7400.

Fitness fun

• 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.

Fundraiser and drives

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

Meetings

• Grays Harbor Genealogy Society will meet at Hoquiam Timberland Library, 621 K St., Hoquiam. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.; meeting starts at 10 a.m. Program is “The Battles of Beecher’s Island,” speaker Jerry Schaefer, Historian of the Old West. Visitors welcome.

Performances

• The Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical “Next to Normal” at the Bishop Center, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. 7:30 p.m. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry and suburban life. Contains adult language and situations; may not be suitable for children. $12 for adults and seniors and $10 for students. Box Office: (360) 538-4066.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Animals

• Rainier Agility Dog Competition, 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Films

• “Manchurian Candidate,”(1962) with Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey. 2 p.m. All tickets are $5 and will be available at the door at 1:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Tully’s, Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 537-7400.

Performances

• The Pulitzer Prize winning rock musical “Next to Normal” at the Bishop Center, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. 2 p.m. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry and suburban life. Contains adult language and situations; may not be suitable for children. $12 for adults and seniors and $10 for students. Box Office: (360) 538-4066.

Monday, Nov. 11

Animals

• Rainier Agility Dog Competition, 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

• 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.

Meetings

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

• The Grays Harbor Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association meeting with a waffle breakfast, 8 a.m., at the Hollen home, 505 K Street, Hoquiam. New information on the March adjudications will be shared. All music teachers are welcome. For more information, call Merry Jo Zimmer at (360) 538-8056.

Performances

• Hoquiam High School Veterans Day shows, 2 and 7 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St. www.7thstreettheatre.com.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center closed for Veteran’s Day.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Just for kids

• Oakville Timberland Library presents Fairy Tea Party, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for children. Discover the enchanted world of the fairy folk. Dress in a fairy folk costume and enjoy a magical fairy tea, stories, games and activities. 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

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. (No lunch this month.)

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve turkey bacon wraps, macaroni salad, fruit salad and cake for lunch. Noon. Trivia, “Vietnam Journey” with Dick Stone at 12:30 p.m. and a movie after lunch. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents It’s a Fancy Nancy Soiree, 2-3 p.m., for children 3-9 years. Inspired by the Fancy Nancy books. Soiree is French for a party, so wear your fanciest attire. Hear a Fancy Nancy story, make a fabulous craft and join in other related activities. Enjoy refreshments, provided by the Friends of the Elma Timberland Library. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Meetings

• 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.

• Pacific Fire District #15 commissioners meeting. 6:30 p.m. Jim Welch’s home, 1502 N. River Road, Cosmopolis.

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

• The Experimental Aircraft Assn: Grays Harbor Chapter 367 meeting at the El Ranchon Restaurant in Elma with a no host dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The local chapter covers all of Grays Harbor and anyone interested in flying or building of General Aviation aircraft are welcome to attend. For more information call (360) 482-6068 or (360) 537-9696.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve tater tot casserole, green salad, fruit cup and ice cream for lunch. Noon. Pinochle @ 1 p.m. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 2nd Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., for adults. Join other community members in discussing “To Say Nothing of the Dog” by Connie Willis. Call the library at 533-2360 or stop by to request a copy of the book. Everyone is welcome to attend even if they have not read the title. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Just for kids

• Elma Timberland Library presents Ninjago Party, 2-3 p.m., for children grades 1-6. Based on the Ninjago book and television series. Learn your Ninjago name, run a training course (like Kai), use your robot claw to protect others (like Zane) and build and knock down mountains (like Cole). Earn a Master of Spinjitzu certificate for completing each trial and following the rule of the ninja. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Meetings

• The Friends of the Hoquiam Timberland Library will meet at noon. Bring a sack lunch. Programs will be discussed. 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

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

• A Town Hall meeting on plans by three companies to ship crude oil by rail and ship through the Port of Grays Harbor will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Shilo Inn main ballroom, 707 Ocean Shores Blvd., Ocean Shores. The meeting will feature a panel discussion of the proposals, the process of review and permitting, the issues affecting the economy, the environment, the Harbor and the beaches. The public is invited to participate and ask questions during the presentation, which will be moderated by North Coast News editor Angelo Bruscas.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve baked chicken, potato wedges, baked beans and cookies for lunch. Noon. Mexican Train game. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• “Bushels of Gratefulness” - a luncheon and program designed for women of all ages, 11:30 a.m. Rotary Log Pavilion, Aberdeen, $14. Music by Roberta Cleland and Lyndon Cozzutto. Special feature is Jill Bellis of Channel Point and special speaker is Rachel Mubezi from Burundi, Africa, who teaches children with disabilities. For reservations, call Jeanette at (360) 532-7998 or Joan at (360) 249-1900.

Friday, Nov. 15

Events

• Aberdeen and Hoquiam Timberland Libraries present “Catching Fire” Teen Lock-In Event, 6-10 p.m., for Hoquiam and Aberdeen teens. LOCATION: Hoquiam Timberland Library, 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. Aberdeen and Hoquiam teens can celebrate the Hunger Games trilogy and the movie release of “Catching Fire” at the Hoquiam library by dressing as their favorite characters, registering as a Panem citizen and practicing for the games. A viewing of Hunger Games, the movie and snacks end the event. Register at either the Hoquiam or Aberdeen Timberland Library. For more information call (360) 533-2360.

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. Tell your friends and make it a block party. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Performances

• “Montreal Guitar Trio and California Guitar Trio” featuring six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium and U.S.). 7:30 p.m. California Guitar Trio (CGT) and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble’. Bishop Center, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for students and $10 for children 12 and under. Box Office: (360) 538-4066.

• “24/7” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 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. Anything Goes Bingo. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Westport Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion - Readers Group, 11 a.m.-noon, for adults. Read or listen to “Edible Stories” by Mark Kurlansky and join your friends and neighbors in a discussion. 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Training and workshops

• Westport Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo: Mid-Month, for adults and teens. Check in with a librarian, show your word count, and pick up a reward for all your hard work. This event is part of the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Fitness fun

• Dance Club of Grays Harbor 50s Soda Shop, with music by Katzenjammer. Lesson from 7-8 p.m.; dance from 8-11 p.m. Masonic Hall, 513 K Street, Hoquiam. $7 per member and $10 per guest. Singles welcome; costumes optional.

Performances

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Chautauqua of American Fiddle Tunes, 2-3 p.m., for all ages. Kick the holiday season off with a hoedown. Musicians Brad Pinkerton of Westport and Pete Martin of Seattle perform old-time music in traditional American fiddle-tune style. The Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library will provide refreshments. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

• “Vince Neil of Motley Crue” concert, 7 p.m., D & R Theatre, 205 South I Street, Aberdeen. Tickets $25 and up. dandrtheater.com.

• “Comedy Festival,” 8 p.m., Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel, 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. Tickets start at $15 with a Players Club card available at luckyeagle.com or Lucky Eagle box office: (800) 720-1788.

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 “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker. Call the library at 533-2360 or stop by to request a copy of the book. Everyone is welcome to attend even if they have not read the selected title. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

Monday, Nov. 18

Classes and demonstrations

• “Advanced Devices,” 7 to 8:30 p.m., with Melissa Lenz. Montesano High School Lab 502, 303 N. Church St. MCE fee $5, instructor fee $10. Bring your smartphone or tablet with a list of questions and we’ll go over features that will make you a little more comfortable in its operation.

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, Nov. 19

Reunions

• The Montesano High School Class of ‘73 is planning a luncheon at 1 p.m. at Gepettos, 126 E. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. We would like to invite any classmates from MHS ‘72 to join us as well. If you have any questions please contact Diane Frafjord at 249-4781 or Roxanne Lowe at 495-4822.

Talks and presentations

• Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “The Orchardist” by Amanda Coplin. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

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, Nov. 21

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.

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

• The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library will meet Thursday, at 10 a.m. People interested in joining an active group of library supporters are encouraged to attend. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

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 “West of Here” by Jonathan Evison. New participants are always welcome. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Training and workshops

• “Bring Balance to Your Budget” workshop to help you sharpen your spending and saving strategy. Edward Jones Investments, 211 S. Main St., Ste. 1A, Montesano. Call (360) 2490798 to reserve your seat.

Friday, Nov. 22

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. Tell your friends and make it a block party. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Nature Play: Cycles, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for children 3-9 years. Families play and learn together. Join in a nature play program where families read stories and experiment with hands-on activities. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• 35th annual Country Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. Over 240 booths of handcrafted items. Free parking and admission. Lunch is available. Accepting non-perishable donations for local food banks.

Sunday, Nov. 24

• Swaps, sales and bazaars

• 35th annual Country Christmas Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. Over 240 booths of handcrafted items. Free parking and admission. Lunch is available. Accepting non-perishable donations for local food banks.

Monday, Nov. 25

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, Nov. 26

Meetings

• The Elma Timberland Library Board will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. This is an advisory board which assists in developing long-range plans for library services in Elma. Monthly 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.

Talks and presentations

• McCleary Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3-4 p.m., for adults and teens. Join in a discussion of “Gone Girl: A Novel” by Gillian Flynn. Everyone is welcome to join any or all discussions. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

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, Nov. 28

Meetings

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

Saturday, Nov. 30

• Westport Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo: TGIO, 1-2 p.m., for adults and teens. Thank Goodness It’s Over. Finishers and non-finishers alike are welcome to celebrate their word counts. Winners—those who reach a word count of 50,000 by midnight Nov. 30—can pose with a finisher’s certificate for the library’s “Writer Hall of Fame”. This is the final event in the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Meetings

• The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library will have their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. in the library meeting room. (360) 495-3368.C

Talks and presentations

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. New members are always welcome. 420 7th St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Classes and demonstrations

• Elma Timberland Library presents Radical Home Ec: Homemade Soap, 5:30-7 p.m., for adults and teens. Librarian Allison Grubbs will teach you how to make easy homemade soaps in a variety of colors and designs. Keep them for yourself or give them as presents. Supplies will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Elma Timberland Library. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Events

• Harbors Home Health & Hospice Annual Memorial Event at Hoquiam Elks, 624 ‘K’ Street from 6-8 p.m. This is a special gathering for sharing and remembering loved ones and community members that have passed away. There will be live music, food and a guest speaker. There will also be a quilt raffle and the drawing will be held at the event. Raffle tickets are $1 each which can be purchased at the event. All who attend will receive a free memorial gift.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Events

• Grays Harbor County Citizen Disaster Exercise has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10-3 p.m. at the South Shore Mall in Aberdeen. This is a perfect opportunity for volunteer groups, local faith based organizations and individual citizens to participate and set up an actual assembly area, shelter, medical shelter, mass feeding area, communications and also to attend one or two class sessions on preparedness. For more information, contact Grays Harbor Emergency Management at (360) 249-3911 x 1575 or GHCDEM@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Holiday Open House, 2-4:30 p.m., for all ages. Join library staff for holiday cheer and say your farewells to Christine Peck, retiring Aberdeen Timberland Library Manager. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. (360) 533-2360.

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Mary Shaver Marionettes’ “The Shoemaker & the Elf”, 10:30-11:30 a.m., for children. The Shaver Marionettes will present a winter holiday puppet play. Who could possibly be making shoes for the elderly shoemaker? Watch the shoemaker puzzle his way through the mystery of beautifully finished shoes. This fairy tale delights with its impishly magical elf, a devoted daughter with baking issues, and a Queen who collects shoes. Program paid for by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Mary Shaver Marionettes’ “The Shoemaker & the Elf”, 2-3 p.m., for children. The Shaver Marionettes will perform a winter holiday puppet play. Who could possibly be making shoes for the elderly shoemaker? Watch the shoemaker puzzle his way through the mystery of beautifully finished shoes. This fairy tale delights with its impishly magical elf, a devoted daughter with baking issues, and a Queen who collects shoes. Program paid for by the Friends of the Hoquiam Timberland Library. 420 7th St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Talks and presentations

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 2nd Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., for adults. Join other community members in reading and discussing poetry of your choice. Everyone is welcome to attend even if they have not selected any poetry to share. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

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.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Just for kids

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Mary Shaver Marionettes’ “The Shoemaker & the Elf”, 2-3 p.m., for children. The Shaver Marionettes will perform a winter holiday puppet play. Who could possibly be making shoes for the elderly shoemaker? Watch the shoemaker puzzle his way through the mystery of beautifully finished shoes. This fairy tale delights with its impishly magical elf, a devoted daughter with baking issues, and a Queen who collects shoes. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Talks and presentations

• Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., for adults. Join in a lively discussion of “Dearie: the Remarkable Life of Julia Child” by Bob Spitz. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Meetings

• 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. 1-877-284-6237.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Meetings

• The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library will meet at 10 a.m. at the library. Those interested in joining an active group of community volunteers are encouraged to attend. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Friday, Dec. 20

Classes and demonstrations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Teen DIY: Make a Christmas or New Year’s Ornament, December 20-January 4 for teens. Make a Christmas or New Year’s Ornament. All supplies needed will be provided, but you can also bring a picture from home to add. 125 Main St., S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Talks and presentations

• Westport Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion - Readers Group, 11 a.m.-noon, for adults. Read or listen to “Summer at Tiffany” by Marjorie Hart and join your friends and neighbors in a lively discussion. 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Saturday, Dec. 21

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 “A Trick of the Light” by Louise Penny. Everyone is welcome to attend even if they have not read the selected title. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.