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Thursday, Nov. 29

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread and pudding. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Meetings and hearings

• Blue Pacific Good Sam Chapter no-host lunch and meeting. 1 p.m. El Ranchon restaurant, 324 W. Main St., Elma. RVers interested in joining are welcome. (360) 533-2573 or 273-8071.

• Mark Reed Health Care District public special board meeting. 6 p.m. Elma City Hall, 202 W. Main St., Elma.

Friday, Nov. 30

Especially for seniors

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

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Retirement party for Sharry Vincent, retiring after more than 39 years with Grays Harbor County. 2-4 p.m. Treasurer’s Office, 100 W. Broadway, Montesano.

Performances

• “Excursion Fare” presented by the Driftwood Players. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $13 per person, available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores, and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

Tours and open houses

• Westport Maritime Museum open house with free admission. Noon to 4 p.m. Carolling and a tree-lighting will take place at 5 p.m. 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Exhibits

• FFA Logging Rodeo. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Lighted boat parade and lighting of the crab pot Christmas tree. Lighting at 5 p.m. followed by the parade at 6 p.m. All at the Port of Illwaco.

Films

• Saturday matinee. 1-3 p.m. Timberland Library, 121 S. Fourth St., McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

• “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell. 7:30 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. $5 per adult and $3 per child. www.7thstreettheatre.com or (360) 537-7400.

Fitness fun

• Ho Ho Hoquiam run. Register at 9 a.m., race at 10 a.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. $5 fee ($15 with T-shirt). cityyofhoquiam.com.

Fundraisers

• “Make it Happen” breakfast and walk to benefit Tabitha Kowal of Montesano, a new mom diagnosed with stage 4 cancer nearly a year ago. 8 a.m. to noon. (walk begins at 10:30 a.m.). Breakfast at Savory Faire, 135 S. Main St., and walk begins at Fleet Park. Pre-register at Monte Fitness Center, 210 S. Main Street. $30 per person or $40 per family. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. the day of the event at Monte Fitness Studio.

• Elma VFW Auxiliary Christmas Bingo. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Elma Senior Center, 100 W. Main St., Elma. Ages 5 and up welcome. Proceeds will be used to purchase gifts for the auxiliary’s Christmas families.

• McCleary Bear Festival annual Santa breakfast. 8-11 a.m. McCleary VFW Hall, 15 N. Summit Road, McCleary. $5 per adult, $2 for children ages 6-13, and free for children 5 and under. www.mcclearybearfestival.org.

Just for kids

• “Teens DIY: Christmas Ornaments.” During open hours through Dec. 31. Timberland Library, 6118 Highway 101, Amanda Park. (360) 288-2725.

• Santa By the Sea, with Santa and the South Beach Buccaneers hosting pictures and a “kids only” store. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Westport Marina then to the Lens building at the Westport Maritime Museum, 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport. (360) 268-9133.

Performances

• “Excursion Fare” presented by the Driftwood Players. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $13 per person, available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores, and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• McCleary PTA holiday bazaar. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. McCleary School gym, 611 S. Main St., McCleary. mcclearypta@gmail.com or (360) 470-1344.

• Indoor swap meet. 9 a.m. Saturday. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Pavilion building, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Talks and presentations

• NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month at the library for teens and adults to celebrate, win prizes and pose with a finisher’s certificate for the library’s writer hall of fame. 1-3 p.m. Timberland Library, 101 E. Harms Drive, Westport. (360) 268-0521.

Tours and open houses

• Opening reception of juried Harbor Art Guild members. Rex Martin will sign his new book “Dogs Tell Their Stories.” 4-8 p.m. Six Rivers Gallery, 210 Sixth St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-9979 or harborartguild.com.

• Westport Maritime Museum open house with free admission. Noon to 4 p.m. 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Performances

• Rock to Cure Diabetes featuring Blythe Beebe, Cody Beebe and the Crooks, and Blake Noble. 2 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. $10 per adult, $5 per child and student and $30 for a family of 5 or more.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Indoor swap meet. 10 a.m. Saturday. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds Pavilion building, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Tours and open houses

• Westport Maritime Museum open house with free admission. Noon to 4 p.m. 2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport.

Monday, Dec. 3

Classes and demonstrations

• All Hazard Alert Broadcast siren testing. Noon. Sirens are located in Pacific Beach, Copalis Beach, Ocean City, Ocean Shores, Hoquiam, Aberdeen, Moclips, Westport and Grayland. Do not call 911 regarding the test. For questions or reports, call Grays Harbor County Emergency Management at (360) 249-3911 or e-mail ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

Especially for seniors

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

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve teriyaki dippers, rice, Caesar salad and spiced apple upside down cake for lunch. Noon. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Meetings and hearings

• Grays Harbor Bowmen. 6:30 p.m. At the club, 902 Highway 105, Aberdeen. (360) 533-4698 or e-mail parkertc@live.com.

• Montesano Community Education. 7 p.m. ’92 building at Simpson Elementary, 519 W. Simpson Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-1988 or leticiamoodymce@hotmail.com.

• Families Against Methamphetamines support group meeting. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Harbor Assembly of God’s fellowship hall, 716 M St., Hoquiam. (360) 533-2619.

• Grays Harbor Genealogy Society board meeting. 5 p.m. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen.

Talks and presentations

• PageTurners book discussion featuring “The Warmth of other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson. 7-8:30 p.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St., Hoquiam. (360) 532-1710.

Training

• Grays Harbor County HAM radio exercise. 8:30-10:30 a.m. (360) 249-3911, ext. 290 or ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Classes and demonstrations

• “December Floral Designing” with Marni Sandifur through Montesano Community Education. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monte Square. Register by Nov. 28. Program fee $5 and $30 instructor fee. (360) 249-1988.

• Watercolor and acrylic painting with focus on landscapes, buildings and figures. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Timberland Library, 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve beef stew, Jell-O salad, rolls and pudding for lunch. Noon. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Meetings and hearings

• Chronic Illness and Pain Support group (ChIPS) meeting. 1-2:30 p.m. Downstairs at W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano. Free. (360) 249-2332, 537-1272 or 249-4193.

• Chehalis Valley Historical Society meeting. 4 p.m. Chehalis Valley Museum, 703 W. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4950.

• Henry L. Robb VFW Post 1135 meeting. 7 p.m. Upstairs in the VFW building, 407 Seventh St., Hoquiam.

Training

• Northwest pipeline earthquake and explosion exercise. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 67 Keys Road. (360) 249-3911, ext. 290 or ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

Thursday, Dec. 6

Classes and demonstrations

• Holiday crafts for all ages to make paper wreaths, Christmas trees or ornaments. 3-6 p.m. Timberland Library, 6118 Highway 101, Amanda Park. Materials will be provided. (360) 288-2725.

Especially for seniors

• Montesano Senior Center to serve Polish sausage, sauerkraut, baked beans, scalloped potatoes and ice cream for lunch. Noon. 120 W. Marcy Ave., Montesano. (360) 249-4900.

Just for kids

• Pizza and books for teens to discuss favorite and not-so-favorite books. 3-4 p.m. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Meetings and hearings

• Bill Mann VFW Post 1948 and auxiliary meeting. 6:30 p.m. Elma Senior Center, 100 W. Main St., Elma. (360) 482-4425.

• Robert Gray Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution potluck lunch, silent auction and early American games. 11:30 a.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St., Hoquiam. Visitors welcome.

Friday, Dec. 7

Especially for seniors

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

Festivals, celebrations and Fairs

• Festival of Lights kicks off with an art show, spaghetti feed and live vocal entertainment. www.montesanochamber.org.

Just for kids

• “Math Play: Shapes and Sizes” for children 3-6 years old and their families. 10:30-11:30 a.m. W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Performances

• “Excursion Fare” presented by the Driftwood Players. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $13 per person, available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores, and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

• “The Nutcracker Suite” performed by the Lighthouse Ballet Academy. 7 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. $12 per adult, $10 for seniors, $8 for students 16 and under and $32 for a family (two adults and two children).

Saturday, Dec. 8

Contests

• Gingerbread contest. Enter by 4 p.m., judging at 6 p.m. Seabrook in Pacific Beach.

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Festival of Lights with various feeds, tours, craft fair, Jingle Bell Jog, live music and more. Parade at 6 p.m. Downtown Montesano. www.montesanochamber.org.

Just for kids

• Holiday make-and-take for children in first-third grades. 10 a.m. to noon. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

• “The Shoemaker and the Elf” with Shaver Marionettes, a puppet play. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

• “The Shoemaker and the Elf” with Shaver Marionettes, a puppet play. 2-3 p.m. W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library, 125 S. Main St., Montesano. (360) 249-4211.

Meetings and hearings

• Grays Harbor Genealogy Society potluck lunch. Doors open at 9 a.m. Timberland Library, 420 Seventh St,, Hoquiam. Visitors welcome.

Performances

• 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.

• “Excursion Fare” presented by the Driftwood Players. 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $13 per person, available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores, and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

• “Rise Up & Shine” holiday concert with the North Beach Singers. 3 p.m. Chapel By the Sea, 4612 Highway 109 in Moclips. Donations of nonperishable food or money for the North Beach food banks will be accepted. (360) 289-4499 or beachsinger@coastaccess.com.

• “The Nutcracker Suite” performed by the Lighthouse Ballet Academy. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. $12 per adult, $10 for seniors, $8 for students 16 and under and $32 for a family (two adults and two children).

• Dance Theatre Northwest’s Nutcracker. 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mount Tahoma High School Auditorium, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma. Adult tickets are $22-26 and seniors and students are $11-13. A 10 percent discount is offered to all Grays Harbor residents. Tickets are online at www.dancetheatrenorthwest.org, by phone at (253) 778-6534 and at the door.

Swaps, sales and bazaars

• Sisters Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 2005 Owen Drive, Montesano.

• Ladies of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church annual holiday tea and gift shop. Gift shop opens at 1:30 p.m. with tea served at 2 p.m. 400 E. First St., Aberdeen. Tickets are $15 each. For reservations, call (360) 533-2511 or visit the church office for tickets.

Talks and presentations

• Former Daily World columnist and author, Jeff Burlingame, to present “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of the Olympic Peninsula.” 2-3 p.m. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St. (360) 533-2360.

• Kim Roberts, Westport Winery’s co-owner, to sign copies of her newly-released first novel, “Luna Sea: An Aloha Jones Mystery.” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Westport Winery, 1 South Arbor Road, halfway between Aberdeen and Westport.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Festivals, celebrations and fairs

• Yule log celebration and Christmas sing-a-long. 1 p.m. Schafer State Park, 1364 W. Schafer Park Road, Elma. Guests are asked to bring a small plate of holiday treats to share. (360) 789-9953.

Performances

• “Excursion Fare” presented by the Driftwood Players. 1:30 p.m. Driftwood Theatre, 120 E. Third St., Aberdeen. $13 per person, available at Valu Drug in Montesano, Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Delores’ and Fay’s in Ocean Shores, and Top Foods and City Center Drug in Aberdeen.

• The Nutcracker Suite. 2 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam. $12 per adult, $10 for seniors, $8 for students 16 and under and $32 for a family (two adults and two children).

• Dance Theatre Northwest’s Nutcracker. 4 p.m. Mount High School Tahoma Auditorium, 4634 S. 74th St., Tacoma. Adult tickets are $22-26 and seniors and students are $11-13. A 10 percent discount is offered to all Grays Harbor residents. Tickets are online at www.dancetheatrenorthwest.org, by phone at (253) 778-6534 and at the door.

Monday, Dec. 10

Just for kids

• 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, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma. Free. (360) 470-3471 or 861-8686.

Meetings and hearings

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

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Classes and demonstrations

• Watercolor and acrylic painting with focus on landscapes, buildings and figures. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Timberland Library, 204 Main St., Oakville. (360) 273-5305.

Meetings and hearings

• Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library meeting 1 p.m. At the library, 121 S. Fourth St., McCleary. (360) 495-3368.

• 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.

• Henry L. Robb VFW Post 1135 Auxiliary. 6:30 p.m. Senior Center at Emerson Manor, 703 Simpson Ave., Hoquiam.

Performances

• Hoquiam High School music department’s holiday concert. 7 p.m. 7th Street Theatre, 313 Seventh St., Hoquiam.

Talks and presentations

• PageTurners book discussion featuring poetry selections. 10-11 a.m. Timberland Library, 121 E. Market St., Aberdeen. (360) 533-2360.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Classes and demonstrations

• “Hearty Breakfasts” with Beth Reeves through Montesano Community Education. 6:30 p.m. Abel House, Montesano. $5 program fee. (360) 249-1988.

• Holiday crafts for all ages to make paper wreaths, Christmas trees or ornaments. 3-6 p.m. Timberland Library, 6118 Highway 101, Amanda Park. All supplies provided. (360) 288-2725.

Talks and presentations

• “Christmas is in the Air,” a luncheon and program for women of all ages. 11:30 a.m. Rotary Log Pavilion, 1399 Sargent Blvd. (Morrison Riverfront Park), Aberdeen. $14; RSVP required to (360) 532-7998 or 249-1900. Complimentary daycare also provided by reservations only. www.ghchristianwomensconnection.com.

• Local Writers Group to discuss finished or unfinished writing. 5:30-7 p.m. Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma. (360) 482-3737.

Training

• Weather spotter training with the National Weather Service. 6-8:30 p.m. Location TBA. (360) 249-3911, ext. 290 or ghcdem@co.grays-harbor.wa.us.

Friday, Dec. 14

Meetings and hearings

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

Performances

• “Rise Up & Shine” holiday concert with the North Beach Singers. 7 p.m. Chapel By the Sea, 4612 Highway 109 in Moclips. Donations of nonperishable food or money for the North Beach food banks will be accepted. (360) 289-4499 or beachsinger@coastaccess.com.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Contests

• Gingerbread contest. Enter by 4 p.m., judging at 6 p.m. Seabrook in Pacific Beach.

Performances

• “Rise Up & Shine” holiday concert with the North Beach Singers. 7 p.m. Chapel By the Sea, 4612 Highway 109 in Moclips. Donations of nonperishable food or money for the North Beach food banks will be accepted. (360) 289-4499 or beachsinger@coastaccess.com.

Classes and demonstrations

• Boater education course. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Montesano Fire Hall, 310 E. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. All boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1955 are required to have a card when operating a motorboat of 15 horsepower or greater. Cards are $10 and last a lifetime. (360) 580-7634, brussell@co.grays-harbor.wa.us or www.parks.gov/boating.

Performances

• High Impact Dance Academy dance recital

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Meetings and hearings

• Families Against Methamphetamines support group meeting. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Harbor Assembly of God’s fellowship hall, 716 M St. (360) 533-2619.

• Grays Harbor Human Services Advisory Board meeting. 9 a.m. in the Pearsall Building large meeting room, 2109 Sumner Ave., Aberdeen. For accessibility assistance, call 500-4070 two days in advance.

• Alzheimer’s Association telephone support group. 7:30 to 9 p.m. (800) 848-7097 or linda.whiteside@alz.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Meetings and hearings

• Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group. 1:30-3 p.m. Ocean Shores United Methodist Church, 557 Point Brown Ave. NW., Ocean Shores. Free. (360) 289-0201.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Meetings and hearings

• Montesano High School alumni from ’50s and early ’60s meeting. 1 p.m. Gepetto’s Restaurant, 126 E. Pioneer Ave., Montesano. www.bulldogtimes.com.

• Friends of the Elma Timberland Library meeting. 10 a.m. Timberland Library, 118 N. First St., Elma.

Thursday, Dec. 27

Meetings and hearings

• Blue Pacific Good Sam Chapter no-host lunch and meeting. 1 p.m. El Ranchon restaurant, 324 W. Main St., Elma. RVers interested in joining are welcome. (360) 533-2573 or 273-8071.

Friday, Dec. 28

Animals

• Boston Terrier Dog Show and all-breed AKC agility dog trials. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Saturday, Dec. 29

Animals

• Boston Terrier Dog Show and all-breed AKC agility dog trials. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Sunday, Dec. 30

Animals

• Boston Terrier Dog Show and all-breed AKC agility dog trials. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds, 32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Exhibits

• South Sound Wedding Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.. Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound. $8 at the door. www.southsoundweddingshow.com.