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Thursday, Sept. 5

Classes and demonstrations

• Childbirth classes led by Amy Murphy run every week for six weeks. Cost is $60 or you can pay with a medical coupon in the business office at Grays Harbor College. Topics covered include signs and normal progression of labor, techniques for coping with pain, drug options and much more. Room 2255, Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. For more information, call Amy at (360) 533-0071.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Hoquiam Business Association’s “First Thursdays” in Hoquiam. 5-8 p.m. Promises fun for the whole family, special shopping deals, live music and one-of-a-kind art, mostly in downtown Hoquiam.

Meetings

• Robert Gray Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting. 11:30 a.m. Bring sack lunch. Speaker will be Beverly Bills. Polson Museum, 161 Riverside, Hoquiam.

• 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.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve taco salad, refried beans, fruit and churros for lunch. Noon. Board games. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Friday, Sept. 6

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Associated Arts of Ocean Shores arts and crafts festival, with 120 indoor and outdoor booths. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 6-8. Friday, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 N.W. Chance a La Mer Ave. Free admission. www.associatedarts.org.

• Westport Blues Festival running through Sunday, Sept. 8. Begins Friday afternoon. Featuring top blues acts and food. Tickets are $15 to $50. For tickets and more information, go to westportblues.com.

Performances

• “Kimberly Hall & Limitless” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 in the Ocean Lounge. 8 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve cook’s choice for lunch. Noon. Home Improvement Bingo. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Classes and demonstrations

• WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstration garden (or if raining, at the extension office), Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Logger’s Playday. Events are free and start at 10 a.m. throughout the city of Hoquiam. Celebrate the past with parades, skills competition and local cuisines. Loggers demonstrate sawing, climbing and more while they compete for prizes and cash. For more information contact City of Hoquiam (360) 637-6040 or visit http://cityofhoquiam.com/fest_lp/.

• Zucchini Festival. Cooking contest starts at 10 a.m. at the city park in downtown Oakville. Enjoy culinary variations of this tasty fall vegetable. Bring in your prized zucchini dish to the Jubilee cook off and see how your recipe rates against your competitors. For more information contact Oakville Chamber (360) 273-2702 or visit http://www.oakville-wa.org/events.html.

• The Lake Quinault Museum is hosting their “So Long Summer-Hello Fall” Arts and Crafts Fair. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. “Art at the Lake” will include basketry, woodworking, photography, jewelry, art works and crafts. Enjoy the music of “Muddy Shoes” throughout the day. Light refreshments will be served. 354 South Shore Road, Quinault.

Fitness fun

• Reynvaan Memorial Run. (360) 637-6040 or www.cityofhoquiam.com.

Fundraisers and drives

Elma VFW Auxiliary Basket Bingo, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Elma Senior Center, 100 W. Main St., Elma. Everyone welcome, kids age five to adults. Proceeds will help bring USS Arizona survivor, Lauren Bruner, home. Bake sale and snack bar will be open.

Talks and Presentations

• Guy T. Simpson Jr. will be presenting his young adult fantasy/horror novel, “The Brotherhood of Olympus and the Deadliest Game,” with an author appearance and book signing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hoquiam Loggers Playday Street Fair. A drawing will be conducted during the event for a free autographed copy of “The Brotherhood of Olympus and the Tower of Dreams,” the second book in the Brotherhood of Olympus Saga.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Montesano Youth Soccer want to invite the community to the Third annual Montesano Family Field Day. 3-7 p.m. Beacon Elementary, 1717 E. Beacon Ave., Montesano. Features bounce houses for young and old, face painting, food, games and more. Proceeds are used for field maintenance and other needs.

Reunions

The Satsop School Reunion. 1 p.m. If you or a member of your family attended Satsop School, please join us for a potluck lunch at the Satsop School, 853 Monte Elma Road, Satsop. For more information, call (360) 482-3793.

Monday, Sept. 9

Classes

• Fall prevention program classes for ages 55 or older. 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Montesano Presbyterian Church, 201 McBryde Ave. (360) 537-4146.

Meetings

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

Seniors

•AARP Driver Safety course. The objective of these classes is to help seniors drive safer, more comfortably and longer. Cost is $14 per person or $12 for AARP members. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Montesano Library, 125 Main St. S, Montesano. To register or for further information, call Danny Wills at (360) 249-8249.

• Montesano Senior Center to serve tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit salad and cookies for lunch. Noon. Karaoke and quilters. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

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.

Performances

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Around the World in 30 Instruments, 6:30-7:30 p.m., for all ages. The family-friendly musical duo Four Shillings Short will take you around the world with traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, England, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, the Americas, and India. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Seniors

• AARP Driver Safety course. The objective of these classes is to help seniors drive safer, more comfortably and longer. Cost is $14 per person or $12 for AARP members. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Montesano Library, 125 Main St. S, Montesano. To register or for further information, call Danny Wills at (360) 249-8249.

• Montesano Senior Center to serve meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, coleslaw and pudding for lunch. Noon. Trivia. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Meetings

• Elma Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting. Noon-1 p.m. Guesthouse Inn & Suites, 800 E. Main St., Elma.

• 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.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve BBQ chicken, potato wedges, baked beans and ice cream. Noon. Pinochle @ 1 p.m. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Thursday, Sept. 12

Films

• Elma Timberland Library presents Movies @ the Library: Roald Dahl Day, for all ages. In celebration of Roald Dahl’s birthday, the library will show movies based on his books all day. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread and oatmeal cake for lunch. Noon. Board games. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Talks and presentations

• “Meet Me at the Fair,” a luncheon program for women of all ages. 11:30 a.m. $14 inclusive. Rotary Log Pavilion, 1399 Sargent Blvd. (Morrison Riverfront Park), Aberdeen. Reservations and cancellations necessary. (360) 532-7998 or (360) 249-1900. Complimentary daycare for ages 1-12 provided by reservation. www.ghchristianwomensconnection.com.

Friday, Sept. 13

Meetings

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

Performances

• “Sandy Saunders Band” at the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 in the Ocean Lounge. 8 p.m. 21 or older. Free. 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. (360) 289-9466.

Seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve cook’s choice. Noon. Fair Bingo. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Films

• “12 Angry Men,” (1957) starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb. 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

• Brady’s Oysters Clean Water Oyster Feed in Westport. Noon - 5p.m. The menu includes house-made oyster stew, steamed oysters, coleslaw and more. Proceeds to benefit clean water preservation and scholarships. For more information contact Brady’s Oyster (800) 572-3252.

• 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 meeting. 10 a.m. Hoquiam Timberland Library, 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. Doors open at 9:30. Public is welcome. Program will be “Getting the Most out of your Research” by Kim Smeek from the Washington State Library.

Performances

• “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical directed by John F. Limitone. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Players, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $15 per person. Tickets available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door as available. www.aberdeendriftwood.com.

• 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.

Talks and presentations

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Getting the Most out of Online Genealogy Resources, 11 a.m.-noon, for adults. Learn about online resources that help you research your family history. Visit well known websites, such as Ancestry and Family Search, and get some tips. A variety of genealogy topics will be covered, including locating death information, census records, and old newspapers that can be viewed online for free. 420 7th Street, Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Tours and open houses

• Grays Harbor College opens Whiteside Continuing Education Center. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 418 E. First Street, Aberdeen. Prizes, tours, demos, live radio remote, refreshments and more. Also the Business Institute for small businesses and entrepreneurs will be located here. For more information call (360) 533-9733 or visit www.ghc.edu/ce.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Contests

• Boat Basin Salmon Derby. Starts today and goes to Thursday, Oct. 31. Dock fishing for cash and other prizes. Rules at westportgrayland-chamber.org/pdfs/BoatBasinDerbyFINAL.pdf.

Films

• “12 Angry Men,” (1957) starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb. 2 p.m. All tickets are $5 and will be available at the door at 1:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug and at www.brownpapertickets.com. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 537-7400.

Monday, Sept. 16

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.

OVERSET FOLLOWS:Tuesday, Sept. 17

Talks and presentations

• Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6-7 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris” by David McCullough. Books are available for check out at the library’s circulation desk. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

• Montesano Community American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30-7 p.m. at Montesano Assembly of God Church, 125 Sylvia St. S, Montesano. Any questions or to schedule an appointment, please call Jennie McLean at (360) 249-2163 or (360) 581-8869.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Notice

• All Timberland Libraries will be closed for All Staff Training Day. Libraries will resume regular schedules Thursday, September 19. For more information call (877) 284-6237.

Thursday, Sept. 19

Just for kids

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents Talk Like a Pirate Day PARRRty, 3:30-6:15 p.m. for children and their families. Ahoy mateys! Celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Hoquiam Library. There will be pirate stories, crafts, and a library treasure hunt at 3:30, followed by a movie at 4:30. Costumes welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hoquiam Timberland Library. 420 7th St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Meetings

• The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library will meet at 10 a.m. Interested members of the community are encouraged to join this active volunteer organization. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

• Elma Timberland Library presents Affordable Care Act Informational Session, 5:30-6:30 p.m. for adults. If you are uninsured, under insured or concerned about an IRS penalty if you do not have health insurance next year, you can attend a free town hall-style meeting about the Affordable Care Act, led by Will Callicoat, CFO of Summit-Pacific Medical Center. No registration is required. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

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

• Montesano High School alumni from the ’50s and early ’60s no-host social/lunch meeting. Noon. Montesano Senior Center,120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. www.bulldogtimes.com.

Friday, Sept. 20

Films

• “Forrest Gump,” (1994) with Tom Hanks and Robin White, 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.

Performances

• “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical directed by John F. Limitone. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Players, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $15 per person. Tickets available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door as available. www.aberdeendriftwood.com.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Fourth annual Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival and Art Walk in the Woods. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lake Sylvia State Park, 1813 Lake Sylvia Road, Montesano. It is the 100th birthday of the state parks. Begins with camp pancake breakfast, followed by the duathlon/triathlon, kayak racing, kids’ triathlon and kids’ games and races. Also music, arts and crafts and food vendors, plant Identification walk, Boy Scout cooking demo and more. Shuttle service will be available. All information and the registration form is available at www.discoverlakesylvia.tk.

Films

• “Forrest Gump,” (1994) with Tom Hanks and Robin White. 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.

Performances

• “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical directed by John F. Limitone. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Players, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $15 per person. Tickets available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door as available. www.aberdeendriftwood.com.

• The International Tenors concert at the Bishop Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $12 for students and $8 for children 12 and under. Gray Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr., Aberdeen. (360) 538-4066.

Swaps, celebrations, fairs

• Thirty Miles of Junque, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, a garage sale extravaganza from Tokeland to Westport and Ocosta.

Tours and open houses

• Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain walk-on tours are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $3 donation per person is appreciated. Adventure Sail on the Hawaiian Chieftain (only) is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on same days. All ages $39. To purchase tickets, visit www.historicalseaport.org or call (800) 200-5239.

Volunteer opportunities

• Annual Operation Shore Patrol, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, beach cleanup sponsored by the Pacific Northwest 4x4 Association. Ocean City State Park, Twin Harbors State Park and Cape Disappointment State Park. For more information visit http://operationshorepatrol.com or call (800) 537-7845.

Monday, Sept. 23

Exhibits

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Shadows of the Ancient Puebloans Exhibit, through October 31 for adults and teens. Three Aberdonians will display paintings, maps, and photographs from a quarter century of return visits to the Great American Southwest in search of the cliffs and glyphs ancestral to the people known to early 20th century photographer Edward Curtis. The exhibit is in conjunction with the October 12 program by the same name. Featured are works by: Arthur Blauvelt III - expedition photographer; Erik Sandgren - expedition artist; Richard Vroman - expedition navigator. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together: “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” by Timothy Egan, Timberland Regional Library’s ninth annual one book-one community reading initiative. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Meetings

• The Elma Timberland Library Board will meet at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

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

• East Grays Harbor Gluten & Dairy Intolerance Group. 7-8 p.m. Elma Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma. For more information, call Barbara (360) 495-3786 or email noglutenordairy@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Meetings

• The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will have a public meeting at 7 p.m. at the McCleary Timberland Library, 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. The public is encouraged to attend.

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

Thursday, Sept. 26

Meetings

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

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 Whistling Season” by Ivan Doig. New participants are always welcome. 125 Main St. S., Montesano.(360) 249-4211.

• Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores presents “VA-Aid and Attendance Benefits” at 2 p.m. Ocean Shores Public Library, 573 Point Brown Ave. NW, Ocean Shores. Important information for veterans and surviving spouses of veterans. (360) 289-3919.

Friday, Sept. 27

Exhibits

Whale of a Quilt Show by the Ocean Shores Sea-Pals Quilting Guild today through Sunday, Sept. 29. Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission, donations are accepted. Free door prizes, raffle, many vendors, a boutique, demonstrations and food. Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 NW Chance a La Mer Ave., Ocean Shores.

Performances

• “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical directed by John F. Limitone. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Players, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $15 per person. Tickets available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door as available. www.aberdeendriftwood.com.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Oktoberfest at the 8th Street Ale House Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28. Hot nut eating contest, breweries, live music and roasted pig on the barby. 8th Street Ale House, 207 8th Street, Hoquiam.

• Second annual Salmon Tales, celebrating Westport’s favorite fish and the people who chase after them. Mike Coverdale (360) 268-1234.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Classes and demonstrations

• WSU Grays Harbor/Pacific County Master Gardeners plant clinic. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demonstration garden (or if raining, at the extension office), Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• Buckaroo Days in Elma. This outdoor festival features a parade through downtown Elma, chili and salsa cook off, a petting zoo, cowboy art, fiddlers, a karaoke contest and much more. Parade begins at 11 a.m. at Elma High School, free family and kids activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington State Fiddlers on the Elma Feed & Farm Supply stage throughout the day and a Just for Fun Dog Show, 1:45 p.m. Bring your prized chili and salsa recipes to see how you stack up against the areas’ best cooks. Chili and salsa tasting noon-2 p.m. Call the Elma Chamber (360) 482-3055 or visit http://www.elmachamber.org/buckaroo-days.php.

Performances

• “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical directed by John F. Limitone. 7:30 p.m. and an additional midnight show. Driftwood Players, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $15 per person. Tickets available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door as available. www.aberdeendriftwood.com.

Tours and open houses

• Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain walk-on tours are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. # donation per person is appreciated. Adventure Sail on the Hawaiian Chieftain (only) is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on same days. All ages $39. To purchase tickets, visit www.historicalseaport.org or call (800) 200-5239.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Exhibits

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Timberland Reads Together: Photography Display, through Oct. 31 for adults and teens. Bring your photographs ready to display for the month of October as part of Timberland Reads Together: “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” by Timothy Egan, Timberland Regional Library’s ninth annual one book-one community reading initiative. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Talks and presentations

• Timberland Regional Library Presents: Timothy Egan, Award-winning Author of “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis”, 7-9 p.m., for adults and teens. Location: Washington Center for the Performing Arts; 512 Washington St. SE; Olympia, WA 98501. A free public event: Timothy Egan, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and now the Andrew Carnegie Medal for his nonfiction writing, will share stories from his latest masterpiece, “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” The “Shadow Catcher” was a friend of Teddy Roosevelt and an associate of J.P. Morgan and many of the movers and shakers in turn-of-the-20th century Seattle. He became world famous for his ethnography and photographs of Native Americans, yet died in poverty and obscurity. Copies of Egan’s book will be available for purchase and signing. For more information call (360) 704-4636 in the Olympia area or 1-800-562-6022.

• Aberdeen Timberland Library presents Remix the Masters, through May 31, 2014 for teens. Let your inner artist shine. Each month learn about a different artist and create a small art project inspired by their art. Pick up your do-it-yourself kit at the library early in the month as supplies are limited. A different project will be available each month through May. 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

• Hoquiam Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., for adults. Join in a discussion of “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. New members are always welcome. Stop by the Hoquiam Timberland Library to request the current month’s selection. This event will be held after regular library hours and no other library services will be available. 420 7th St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Tours and open houses

• Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain walk-on tours are Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 1-4 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. $3 donation per person is appreciated.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Fundraisers and drives

• The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library are hosting their annual fall book sale through Saturday, October 5. Pick up great books at even better prices all week. 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Talks and presentations

• Timberland Regional Library presents Timberland Reads Together Book Discussion with the Director, 2-3:30 p.m., for adults and teens. Location: Administrative Service Center, 415 Tumwater Blvd. SW; Tumwater, 98501. The public is invited to join TRL Director Cheryl Heywood for a discussion of Timothy Egan’s “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” Images of some of Curtis’s photographs will be projected. Light refreshments will be served. A tour of the TRL Service Center will follow from 3:45-4:45. For more information call (360) 704-4636 in the Olympia area or 1-800-562-6022.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Films

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Film Presentation: “Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians”, 6-8 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 early 20th century photographer Edward Curtis and the creation of his monumental portfolio of Native American images, and juxtaposes the work with modern North American Natives’ reactions to it. Viewers will have the opportunity to engage in informal discussion after the film. This program is part of Timberland Reads Together: “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” by Timothy Egan, Timberland Regional Library’s ninth annual one book-one community reading initiative. 121 S. 4th Street, McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

Friday, Oct. 4

Performances

• “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical directed by John F. Limitone. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Players, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $15 per person. Tickets available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door as available. www.aberdeendriftwood.com.

• “Lonestar,” 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.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Animals

• Pacific Rim Arabian Horse Association Fall Classic. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

Performances

• “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical directed by John F. Limitone. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Players, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $15 per person. Tickets available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door as available. www.aberdeendriftwood.com.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Indoor Swap Meet, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Grays Harbor Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Festivals, celebrations, fairs

• “Crush Me, Squeeze Me, Make Me Wine.” Begins at 11 a.m. at the Westport Winery, 1 S. Arbor Rd., Aberdeen. All ages are welcome to take part in the joys of wine production in Grays Harbor. Stomp your way to a great bottle of faux Bordeaux while listening to live music and enjoying adult beverages. Enter the Lucy and Ethyl look-a-like contest open to men, women, children and dogs, along with t-shirts to immortalize your grape day. For more information contact Westport Winery (360) 648-2224.

Performances

• “The Rocky Horror Show,” a musical directed by John F. Limitone. Matinee at 1:30 p.m. Driftwood Players, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $15 per person. Tickets available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam and Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores and at the door as available. www.aberdeendriftwood.com.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Fundraisers and drives

• Hoptoberfest 2013 presented by East Grays Harbor Rotary Club. 2-9 p.m. Great Hall, Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, 78 Highway 115, Oyehut. Craft brews, unique food and music. Must be 21 or older. Tickets are $10 and available at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino, Ocean Shores, Aberdeen Office Equipment, Aberdeen, Sterling Bank, Montesano, Foot Hills Massage, Elma or online at www.hoptoberfest.org.

Friday, Nov. 1

Performances

• 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.

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. 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