Calendar, April 19

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Recurring events


• Lunch is served to senior citizens noon-1 p.m. at the Elma Senior Center (100 W. Main St. in Elma). Donations accepted.


• Pool table open to seniors at the Elma Senior Center, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

• Bingo is held at the Elma Senior Center on the second and fourth Thursdays.

• Sewing at the Elma Senior Center, 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


• Al-Anon meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (1296 Monte Elma Road, Elma). For more information, call (360) 482-8005.

• “The Most Excellent Way,” a faith-based recovery support meeting sponsored by Calvary Chapel of Montesano, meets every Monday, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., at The Center, (303 W. Pioneer Ave. in Montesano). For more information call (360) 249-2012 or email

• GriefShare Meeting, at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Montesano Church of God, 317 E. Spruce St. in Montesano.

• Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group meetings held every third Tuesday, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen (420 N. Broadway St.). For information call Helen Morning Star, (360) 533-2277.

• The Grays Harbor ACLU meets the third Wednesday of every month for a potluck at 6 p.m. at Events on Emerson (212 4th St. in Hoquiam).

• Olympic Area Agency on Aging presents every third Thursday of the month Family Caregivers Support Group. 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (1296 Monte Elma Rd. in Elma). For more information call (360) 538-2458.

• Schafer Meadows Fiber Arts Guild holds a monthly meeting the second Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Elma. Bring a dish to pass. A potluck lunch will be held at noon. Open to the public.

• TOPS Club, Inc. WA 1522 has private weigh-in from 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. every Thursday in the forestry meeting room at 310 W. Spruce Ave. (on the second floor). Meetings follow at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information call (360) 581-3835.

At the libraries

• McCleary Timberland Library will host play groups for children birth to age 6 with an adult. Arrival and departure times are flexible. Wednesdays, 10:30- 11:30 a.m. through April 25.

• Elma Timberland Library presents family storytime Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., through April 25. All ages. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Bilingual storytime will run Thursdays, 4-4:30 p.m. through April 26.

Thursday, April 19

At the libraries

• Montesano W. H. Abel Timberland Library presents Outdoor Storytime at the Satsop Bulb Farm (980 Monte-Elma Road in Elma), 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Music, movement and books for the whole family.

• Oakville Timberland Library presents Mushrooms, Motion and You, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For adults and teens. Come enjoy a program on the new science of epigenetics with biologist and author Ellen King Rice as she connects our lives to our world on a cellular level.


• The North River Grange will hold a spring plant and seed exchange and potluck beginning at 6 p.m. A guest speaker will present about permaculture.

Friday, April 20


• The 1980 comedy “9 to 5” starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and dolly Parton will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam. Tickets are $6. Also on Saturday, April 21, at the same time.

Saturday, April 21


• Sharon Grange annual oyster feed, noon to 6 p.m. at Sharon Grange (912 South Bank Road, Oakville). Adult tickets are $20, children 12 and younger $15. Fried oyster, oyster stew, ham, coleslaw, coffee and pie.

At the libraries

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Saturday Matinees, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All ages. Moving at the library on the big screen. Bring a comfy pillow and bottled water. Popcorn provided.

• Learn the less that the Watts family, third generation forestland owners, have learned over the course of managing their 70-acre tree farm. Topics covered include precommercial thinning, invasive species removal, restoration and road building. Noon to 2 p.m. at Watts Farm, 72 Tornquist Road in McCleary.


• The Friends of the McCleary Timberland Library will meet at 10:30 a.m. Discuss book sales, library events and other way to support the library.

Sunday, April 22


• State Parks Free Day in honor of Earth Day. Visit any state park without a Discover Pass for a day-use visit.

• Trillium trek/wildflower walk at Lake Sylvia State Park, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24

At the libraries

• McCleary Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join in a on a discussion of “South and West” by Joan Didion.

• Montesano W. H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library will host lunch for your brains noon-1 p.m. Dave Foscue will read from a cache of letters documenting his third great uncle Pud’s time in the Civil War.


• Grays Harbor College Board meeting at 2 p.m. in room 4331 in Schermer Building at Grays Harbor College, 1620 Edward P. Smith Dr. in Aberdeen.

Wednesday, April 25

At the libraries

• Oakville Timberland Library presents acrylic and watercolor workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring your supplies. For more information call (360) 273-5305.

Thursday, April 26

At the libraries

• Montesano W. H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For adults. Join others for a discussion of “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story” by Rick Bragg. New participants always welcome.


• Grays Harbor County Board of Health Quarterly Meeting will be held 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the large meeting room of the Pearsall Building in Aberdeen, 2109 Sumner Ave.

Saturday, April 28

At the libraries

• McCleary Timberland Library presents Saturday Matinees, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All ages. Movies at the library on the big screen. Bring a comfy pillow and bottled water. Popcorn provided.

• Oakville Timberland Library presents Maker Station Madness, for children grades first through sixth. Build your skills. All materials provided.

Monday, April 30


• The City of McCleary public works crew will be flushing hydrants citywide throughout the week.

Thursday, May 3

• A monthly coffee club will meet 11 a.m.-noon at the Edward Jones office of Brandon Klinger in Montesano (211 S. Main St. suite 1A).

Friday, May 4


• The Elma Citizens Award Recognition Banquet will be held at the Elma Eagles Bangquet Hall. Prime rib dinner, entertainment and silent auction.

• Jenny’s Joggers and Tom’s Trotters Relay for Life team will hold a garage and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Country Estates Club House in Montesano (57 Clemons Road). Also at the same time on May 5.