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Thursday, Oct. 24

Events

• “Taste of Home” Cooking School. D&R Theatre, 205 South I Street, Aberdeen. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10-30 and available at Wiitamaki’s, Waugh’s, Harbor Drug and Gifts, All Wrapped Up and Grays Harbor Radio. Receive a free gift bag filled with great products, coupons and “Taste of Home” magazines, learn step-by-step expert cooking techniques and enjoy cooking demos. Meet people who love to cook!

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Irish Music Festival today through Sunday, Oct. 27 at the 8th Street Ale House, 207 8th Street, Hoquiam and Galway Bay Irish Restaurant and Pub, 880 Point Brown Ave. NE, Ste. A, Ocean Shores.

• 10th annual Celtic Music Festival today through Sunday, Oct. 27. More than 20 bands. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 NW Chance a La Mer, Ocean Shores. http://www.galwaybayirishpub.com.

Films

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Timberland Reads Together Film Screening, 5:30-7 p.m., for adults and teens. View the award-winning PBS documentary “Coming to Light” directed by Anne Makepeace. The film tells the story of photographer Edward S. Curtis and the creation of his monumental portfolio of Native American images, and juxtaposes the work with North American Natives’ reactions to it. Then join your local Timberland library staff for a discussion of Timothy Egan’s “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” Pizza and popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Library. 125 Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Fundraisers and drives

• The Third annual Salmon Dinner will be serving salmon, baked potatoes, coleslaw, lemon cake, coffee, tea and milk for $8 per person. 4:30 to 7 p.m. McCleary United Methodist Church, 426 S. Third Street in the Fellowship Hall.

Meetings and hearings

• Grays Harbor Hospital District No. 1 special board of commissioners meeting for the purpose of a 2014 budget hearing with the opportunity for public comment. 5:30 p.m. followed by a regular public meeting at 6 p.m. Kelsey Conference Room, Summit Pacific Medical Center, 600 E. Main St., Elma.

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

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve chicken enchiladas, refried beans with cheese, mexicorn and dessert for lunch. Noon. Mexican Train game. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Timberland Reads Together Book Discussion, 7-8 p.m., for adults and teens. Join local Timberland library staff for a discussion of Timothy Egan’s “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” (360) 249-4211.

• Westport Timberland Library presents Timberland Reads Together Book Discussion, 1-2 p.m., for adults and teens. Join local Timberland library staff for a discussion of Timothy Egan’s “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” 101 E. Harms Dr., Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Training and workshops

• Photography Workshop Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon at Lake Quinault Lodge, 345 So. Shore Road, Quinault. Join three professional photographers for a photographic adventure! Outdoor photography shoots with classroom training sessions focused at your skill level. $125 per person. For more information contact www.meljanellphotography.com. E-mail Miller-Sandra2@aramark.com or call Sandra Miller at (360) 288-2922 for event itinerary.

Friday, Oct. 25

Films

• “Beetlejuice,” (1988) with Michael Keaton and Geena Davis. 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $5 and will be available at the door at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 537-7400.

• Elma Timberland Library presents Movies @ the Library, 3-4:30 p.m. for all ages. Watch a hilarious Halloween feature film. 118 N. First St., Montesano. (360) 482-3737.

Performances

• “Humptulips” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Ocean Lounge. 8 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve cooks’ choice for lunch. Noon. Mexican Train game. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Classes and demonstrations

• “Dish Garden Art,” with Leticia Moody. Bring your imagination to this class. You will be able to create your own garden. We will be using a basket or dish to create your masterpiece garden with hens and chicks and other succulents. Also seashells, driftwood and other treasures. All supplies are included. There is a $10 material fee. Class is limited to six students. 10 a.m. to noon. Montesano High School green house. MCE fee $5. (360) 249-1770.

• Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office and Montesano Fire Dept. will offer a boater education course for Washington boaters. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Montesano Fire Hall, 310 E. Pioneer, Montesano. Free for boaters of all ages. Class size limited to 30 students. E-mail brussell@co.grays-harbor.wa.us to preregister or call Deputy Brad Russell at (360) 580-7634.

Contests and games

• Montesano Chamber of Commerce Cribbage Tournament. Sign in at noon, play at 1 p.m. Entry fee $5. All levels welcome. Second Floor, Montesano City Hall, 112 N. Main St., Montesano. For more information, call Duane Tonn (360) 249-6290.

Events

• “Not-So-Haunted House” for children and the young at heart sponsored by local businesses and the Grays Harbor YMCA Senior Companion Office. House is located at the Hoquiam Masonic Bldg., Senior Companion Office, 508 8th Street entrance. Open for visitors from 1 to 5 p.m. Admittance is $2 per child with adult escorts free. Come see the Pirates Cove, Lion King, Cat in the Hat and many more. For more information, call (360) 532-9542.

• “Nightmare Ball” at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. Tickets 2 for $25 or $15 each. Prizes: $1000, Sexiest; $1000, Best Couple; $500 Most Original; $500 Scariest; $500 People’s Choice. RULES: No masks outside the Great Hall, no weapons, swords, etc. and no face paint on the casino floor. (360) 289-9466.

• Aberdeen Downtown Trick or Treat is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. throughout the downtown area. Police Explorers will be helping children cross the busy intersections.

• Haunted Hoquiam Trick or Treat will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in downtown Hoquiam.

• National Take Back Initiative will be hosted by Hoquiam Police Dept. in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hoquiam Police Dept., 215 10th Street. This program is designed to assist those who wish to dispose of unused/unwanted pharmaceutical drugs and is anonymous. It is recommended the participant remove any identifying information from the prescription label. All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquids should remain in a tightly sealed container. Intravenous solutions, syringes or medical waste WILL NOT be accepted. For more information, call (360) 532-0892.

Films

• Elma Timberland Library presents Movies @ the Library, for adults and teens. Enjoy classic Boris Karloff movies all day. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• “Beetlejuice,” (1988) with Michael Keaton and Geena Davis. 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $5 and will be available at the door at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 537-7400.

Fundraisers and drives

• “Lazy Man” cakewalk at 7 p.m. Olympic View Grange, 466 Old Monte Brady Road, Brady. Open to the public and only $5 to play. Fun for the whole family.

• Ocosta 2014 Senior Parents will host a Haunted Forest, 7:30 p.m., at the American Sunset RV Resort, 1209 N. Montesano St., Westport. Tickets are $5 per person and proceeds will go toward the 2014 Ocosta Safe and Sober graduation party. “Come join us on a hayride filled with blood-curdling screams and horror as you ride through the Haunted Woods.” “Remember to keep your hands inside the hayride or you might feel the bite.”

• Ocean Shores Elks Spaghetti Dinner and Halloween Party will begin with a no host bar at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 and a costume party and dance at 7. Tickets are $10 per person and available in the lodge office. All proceeds will benefit the Elks scholarship fund. For more information, call 289-2581.

• Halloween Dance, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., McCleary VFW Hall, 15 N. Summit Road, McCleary. Cost is $10 to help raise money to repair the building, music by Black Sand with Ken Drake and costumes optional for adults only.

• Halloween Dance for elementary age children and their families, 6 - 8 p.m., Elma High School commons, 1101 W. Main st., Elma. $5 per child 3 years and up, adults and kids under 3 years are free and children must be accompanied by an adult. Fa ’boo’ lus prizes for best girl/boy costumes, funniest costume, best adult costume and best “Monster Mash” dancer. Enjoy witches’ brew and make your own “Creepy Cupcake” bar. This is a fundraiser for the Elma High School Competition Dance/Drill Team Boosters.

Just for kids

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Nature Play: Habitat, 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.

Talks and presentations

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Timberland Reads Together Book Discussion, 1-2 p.m., for adults and teens. Join local Timberland library staff for a discussion of Timothy Egan’s “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

• Washington State University Extension will have a presentation on how to become a Master Gardener at 1 p.m. at Aberdeen Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

Training and workshops

• Westport Timberland Library presents National Novel Writing Month at the Library Kickoff with Rex Martin, 1-2:30 p.m., for adults and teens. A writing adventure—to churn out a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. No judges or entry fees, just a whole lot of fun. In this kickoff, local author Rex Martin will discuss the process of writing, editing and publishing your novel. Refreshments and giveaways provided by the Friends of Westport Library. This event is part of the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Events

• “Not-So-Haunted House” for children and the young at heart sponsored by local businesses and the Grays Harbor YMCA Senior Companion Office. House is located at the Hoquiam Masonic Bldg., Senior Companion Office, 508 8th Street entrance. Open for visitors from 1 to 5 p.m. Admittance is $2 per child with adult escorts free. Come see the Pirates Cove, Lion King, Cat in the Hat and many more. For more information, call (360) 532-9542.

Monday, Oct. 28

Animals

• Hope From Horses, a 4-H program to provide horseback riding for children with disabilities. 5 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Pavilion building indoor arena, Elma. Free. (360) 470-3471 or 861-8686.

Meetings

• Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson will conduct a ward meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Stevens Elementary, 301 S. Farragut, 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.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve tomato basil soup, toasted cheese sandwiches, fruit cup and cake for lunch. Noon. Karaoke. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Events

• “Not-So-Haunted House” for children and the young at heart sponsored by local businesses and the Grays Harbor YMCA Senior Companion Office. House is located at the Hoquiam Masonic Bldg., Senior Companion Office, 508 8th Street entrance. Open for visitors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admittance is $2 per child with adult escorts free. Come see the Pirates Cove, Lion King, Cat in the Hat and many more. For more information, call (360) 532-9542.

Meetings

• Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson will conduct a ward meeting, 6:30 p.m., at A. J. West Elementary, 1801 Bay Ave., 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.

Performances

• “Halloween Jazz Concert,” 7 p.m., Elma High School Commons, 1101 W. Main St., Elma. Elma and Montesano High School jazz bands will be featured. Students will be wearing costumes on stage to create a spooky ambiance! The concert is free and open to the public. Wear your Halloween costumes for your chance to win the Halloween costume contest at the end of the concert. Prizes will be given out for the best costumes, as well as candy and other tricks and treats!

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve breakfast casserole, sausage links, English muffins with honey and fruit crisp for lunch. Noon. Trivia. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Training and workshops

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo 101, 5-6 p.m., for teens and adults. Write the novel you always wanted to write—now. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a fun and exciting way to try and write a 50,000-word (approximately 175 pages) novel in one month, November 1-30. In this session learn how to sign up for NaNoWriMo, get more information about the mid-month write-in at the library, and receive a writing packet full of writing tips and idea generator activities. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Events

• “Not-So-Haunted House” for children and the young at heart sponsored by local businesses and the Grays Harbor YMCA Senior Companion Office. House is located at the Hoquiam Masonic Bldg., Senior Companion Office, 508 8th Street entrance. Open for visitors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admittance is $2 per child with adult escorts free. Come see the Pirates Cove, Lion King, Cat in the Hat and many more. For more information, call (360) 532-9542.

Films

• Silent Movie Night featuring “The Jazz Singer” with Al Jolson. Two shows, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Fern Hill funeral Home, 2208 Roosevelt St., Aberdeen. Free admission and popcorn. Andy Crow at the Robert Morton pipe organ.

Just for kids

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Halloween Teen Scream, 3:30-6:15 p.m., for teens. Head to the library for some pre-Halloween fun. Share some spooky stories, play games, and decorate a mini-pumpkin for a contest. After that, sit back and watch a movie at 4:30. Costumes encouraged, but not required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hoquiam Timberland Library. 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Meetings

• Town Hall meeting with County Commissioner Wes Cormier, 6 p.m., Sharon Grange, 912 South Bank Road, Porter. Come have a voice and talk about what is going on in Grays Harbor County.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans and cookies for lunch. Noon. Pinochle at 1 p.m.. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Events

• The 15th annual “Downtown Elma” Trick or Treat event. 3-6 p.m. Bring your trick or treaters to participating businesses for lots of treats. Catch the Elma Feed & Farm “Trick or Treat Shuttle” at the Visitor’s Station. The shuttle will take kids on a loop around Elma for more trick or treat fun. Sponsored by Elma businesses and Elma Chamber of Commerce.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• “Harvest Fair” at Elma Middle School, 805 W. Main St., Elma. Sponsored by the churches of Elma from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Come for games, pumpkin decorating, treats and more.

Meetings

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

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve Leaping Lizard Lasagna, Creepy Caesar Salad, Ghostly Garlic Bread and Wiggly Wormy Pudding for lunch. Noon. Mexican Train game. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. monthly Business Forum, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring speaker Jack Smalley, Senior Human Resources Director for Express Employment Professionals. He will be speaking about “What Every Business Leader Should Know to be Successful in 2014.” Grays Harbor Country Club, 5300 Central Park Dr., Aberdeen. Reservations required by Monday, Oct. 28. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Members can bring a non-member for $25 total. Call (360) 532-1924 for details.

Friday, Nov. 1

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve cooks’ choice for lunch. Noon. Cookie Bingo. Silvia Lodge, 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Harbor Assembly of God’s Women’s Ministry annual Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 716 M Street, Hoquiam. There will be gift baskets, purses, homemade goodies, crafts and a delicious homemade lunch offering taco soup, clam chowder, chicken salad and egg salad sandwiches and fruit cobblers.

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

• “Aaron Lewis,” at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20 with a Players Club Card available at Ticketmaster.com or the Lucky Eagle box office. 12888 188th Ave. SW, Rochester. (800) 720-1788.

• 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.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Basement Bargains book sale, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Library meeting room (entrance behind the library). W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main st., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Training and workshops

• Westport Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month at the Library, November 1-30 for adults and teens. A writing adventure: to churn out a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. No judges or entry fees, just a whole lot of fun. The Westport library is presenting events for novel writers throughout November. 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Animals

• Grays Harbor Mounted Posse Gaming, 9 a.m., Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. (360) 482-2651.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Toast the Harbor Food & Wine Festival, 2-9 p.m., Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. The band Humptulips will play from 6 to 9 p.m. Presale tickets are $12 and available at tickets@aberdeenlions.com, any Aberdeen Lions Club member or at Aberdeen Honda, Harbor Drug, GL Kluh, Frames-N-Things, Journey Travel, Quinault Beach Resort, Flying Cats and the Sipping Serendipity Wine Shoppe. Tickets at the door are $15.

• Vendor and Craft Fair 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hoquiam Senior Center, 707 Simpson Ave., Hoquiam. Lunch available noon to 1:30 p.m. New and used items, Mary Kay, Avon, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple and Pampered Chef are featured. For more information, call Stephanie Glover at (360) 532-5868.

Fundraisers and drives

• Elma Middle School Fundraiser, Dinner and Basket Raffle. 4 to 7 p.m. Eagles Club, 404 W. Young St., Elma. Dinner tickets: $7 (under 3 years old eat free). May be purchased at the Elma Middle School main office, 805 W. Main St. or at the door. Delicious Eagles taco dinner and raffled baskets. Proceeds benefit Elma Middle School student activities and athletics. Eagle members and guests.

Performances

• Music Teacher Showcase at 7th Street Theatre, 313 7th Street, Hoquiam. 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature both solo and ensemble performances, including piano, strings, guitar, woodwinds, brass and voice. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students available at Harbor Drug and at the door. (360) 533-7400 or www.7thstreettheatre.com.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Basement Bargains book sale, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Library meeting room (entrance behind the library). W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main st., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

• Indoor Swap Meet, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. (360) 482-2651 or www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Talks and presentations

• Westport Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo: Author Talk, 1-3 p.m., for adults and teens. Local author Darrel White will talk about the process of writing and publishing. He will also share an excerpt from his book, “Skunk Cabbage and Chittum Bark”. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Westport Library. This event is part of the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

• Washington State University Extension will have a presentation on how to become a Master Gardener at 1 p.m. at Elma Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Indoor Swap Meet, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. (360) 482-2651 or www.ghcfairgrounds.com.

Volunteer opportunities

• Montesano Timberland Library (W.H. Abel Memorial Library) presents Pizza Party and Book Sale Clean Up, 2-5 p.m., for all ages. Help the Friends of the Library clean up after the book sale and enjoy some pizza. 125 Main St. S, Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Meetings

• Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson will conduct a ward meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Robert Gray Elementary, 1516 North B 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Meetings

•Montesano Creative Writing Group meeting, 7 p.m., Montesano Timberland Library meeting room, 125 Main St. S., Montesano. This group fosters the beginning writer, as well as supports established writers. This is an on-going group for all ages and no charge.

• The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library will have their monthly meeting 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.

Talks and presentations

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers. New members are always welcome. Stop by the library to request a copy. This event will be held after library hours. 420 7th St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

• Garden Art with Norma Deppiesse (Wednesday and Thursday). We will transform a bowling ball into garden art with glass mirrors, jewels or whatever strikes your fancy! 1st day: gluing all pieces on bowling balls. 2nd day: putting spackle around all glued pieces. This is lovely garden art that brings color to your flower beds. Fun to make! If you have a bowling ball please bring it and extra bowling balls are needed. Instructor fee $25. 6 to 9 p.m. Montesano High School art room, 303 N. Church St. MCE fee $8. (360) 249-1770.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Meetings

• 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.

Talks and presentations

• 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. Stierle sings some of the best-loved songs Cline recorded, illustrating the singer’s development as one of the first crossover artists from country to pop. 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.

• Westport Timberland Library presents National Novel Writing Month Author Talk: Eileen Pinkerton, 1-2 p.m., for adults and teens. Eileen Pinkerton, author and library staff member, will read an excerpt from her latest novel, “Utopia, Oregon.” Ms. Pinkerton will discuss her process of writing and the “National Novel Writing Month” experience. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Westport Library. This event is part of the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Friday, Nov. 8

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

• 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.

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.

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.

Training and workshops

• Westport Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo: South Beach Writers Group, 12:15-2:15 p.m., for adults and teens. You may bring an excerpt of your poetry, short story, blog, novel or other writing to read to the group. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Westport Library. This event is part of the Westport Timberland Library’s National Novel Writing Month program series. 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Animals

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

Monday, Nov. 11

Animals

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

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Training and workshops

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents NaNoWriMo Write-In, 4-7 p.m., for teens and adults. National Novel Writing Month writers, you’re almost halfway there. “Come Write In” to the library for a quiet place to continue working feverishly on your NaNoWriMo novel. Snacks and caffeine will be provided. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

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

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.

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.

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. 5

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.

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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