Calendar, Dec. 22

Calendar of local events

Recurring events


• Stone Soup Artists open mic, every Tuesday, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at Organics 101 Market in Montesano (316 S. Main St.). Unplugged acoustic originals.

• A featured artist, duo or small group will perform at 9 p.m. every Thursday at Charlie’s Sports Bar in Montesano. To sign up as an artist, contact Wil Russoul, (360) 500-5334.

• Open pool table every Tuesday at the Elma Senior Center, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.


• Elma Senior Center hosts pinochle every Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.


• 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.

At the libraries

• Family Storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Elma Timberland Library. Music, movement, and books for the whole family. All ages. (December-April)

• Bilingual Storytime. Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m. at Elma Timberland Library. Both Spanish speakers and English speakers are encourage to attend. (December.)

• Play Group. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon at Montesano Timberland Library. Songs, For children birth to six. (December.)

• Family Storytime. Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Montesano Timberland Library. Music, movement, and books for the whole family. All ages. (January-February.)

• Storytime Anytime. December through April 2017 at Oakville Timberland Library. Stop by anytime during open hours for a story.

Saturday, Dec. 24

At the libraries

• All Timberland libraries will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas.

Tuesday, Dec. 27

At the libraries

• Elma Timberland Library board meets at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 31

• New Year’s Eve basket bingo at Elma High School at 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by Elma VFW Post 1948. A potluck will be held. Bring a dish to pass or $5 for dinner. Proceeds to support veterans programs.

Monday, Jan. 2

At the libraries

• All Timberland libraries will be closed for New Year’s Day.

Friday, Jan. 5


• Coffee Club, 11 a.m. to noon, at Brandon Klinger’s Edward Jones office in Montesano (211 S. Main St., Suite 1A).

Tuesday, Jan. 10

At the libraries

• Friends of the McCleary Library meet at 11 a.m. to noon.


• The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at 1:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Montesano (401 Spruce Ave.).

Monday, Jan. 16

At the libraries

• All Timberland libraries will be closed in observation of Martin Luther King Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

At the libraries

• Elma Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book discussion of “Bossypants” by Tina Fey, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for adults and teens.

Wednesday, Jan. 18


• Summit Pacific Medical Center will host a town hall meeting to discuss its plans for a proposed Wellness Center, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Summit Pacific Medical Center’s Kelsey Conference Room.

At the libraries

• Montesano Timberland Library presents LEGO Club, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for children grades 1-6.

Thursday, Jan. 19

At the libraries

• Friends of the Elma Timberland Library meet at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21


• Elma Winter Wine Festival, noon to 9 p.m. hosted by the Elma Chamber of Commerce. Wine tasting with wines from 20 Washington wineries, beer garden, food booths, live entertainment. Pre-sale tickets are $5; tickets at the door are $10. Packages including a keepsake glass and five tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door.