Calendar, Oct. 13

Events, meetings and entertainment for the week.

Recurring events


• Stone Soup Artists songwriters workshop. Open to all local songwriters. Third Thursdays beginning Oct. 20, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Montesano Community Center. Featured songwriter presentation, group discussions and select individual work.

• 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

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.

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

Friday, Oct. 14


• Harbor Art Guild presents oil painting by Tina Atterbury Karvonen in her solo show entitled, “Where art thou?” The show runs through November 13 at Six Rivers Gallery (210 Sixth St., Hoquiam) and is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. A reception, with an opportunity to meet the artist will be held Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

Saturday, Oct. 15


• Matlock Grange 357 will host a hunters breakfast, 5 a.m. to noon. Also on Sunday, Oct. 16.


• The Jeremy Kittel Trio performs at the Bishop Center for Performing Arts in Aberdeen at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and 12 and younger free with paid adult admission. For more information, call (360) 538-4066.

• Dance Club of Grays Harbor presents a Halloween Party at the Hoquiam Masonic Temple (724 K Street), 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. A free dance lesson begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $12. Adults only. Costumes optional; however best one receives a prize. For more information, call (360) 533-1412.

• Elma Senior Center will host basket bingo and a bake sale at 10 a.m. Biscuits and gravy served at 8 a.m.

At the libraries

• McCleary Timberland Library presents gardening in the 1930s, 11 a.m. to noon, for adults and teens. For more information, call (360) 495-3368.

• Oakville Timberland Library presents ozobots — robots for kids, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for grades 1 through 6. For more information, call (360) 273-5305.


• Grays Harbor Sons of Norway present a Scandinavian Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (717 Randall St., Aberdeen). Traditional crafts and baked goods.

• North Beach CERT presents Emergency Cooking and Disaster Preparedness Made Easy (season 2), at the conference center of Pacific Beach Resort (108 First Street North, Pacific Beach), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how to prepare meals using emergency supplies and pantry items. The series runs every month and will feature different local chefs and provide emergency preparedness information. Admission is free.

• Summit Pacific Medical Center hosts “Building Healthy Connections Day” and a Peak Health Family 5K fun run. Registration (before Oct. 5) is free for kids 12 and under, $25 for those 12 and over and includes a t-shirt, or $10 without t-shirt. A $5 surcharge applies if registering the day of. Activities at the event include massages, eye exams, hearing tests and flu vaccines. For more information, call (360) 346-2287.

Sunday, Oct. 16


• Elma Little League will hold its annual board meeting for the election of 2017 board members at 6 p.m. at 10th Street Park. The meeting is open to the public and is an opportunity for volunteers to become involved.

Monday, Oct. 17


• Grays Harbor Music Teachers Association will meet at 7 p.m. at Montesano Presbyterian Church. Olympia piano technician Ryan Sowers will speak. For more information, contact Christine Hill at (360) 249-6338.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

At the libraries

• Elma Timberland Library presents a book discussion of “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown. For more information, call (360) 482-3737.


• Taste of Home cooking school at the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for general seating, $20 for preferred seating and $30 for VIPs. Learn seasonal recipes for every holiday, occasion and skill level. A goodie bag is included with admission. Tickets for sale at KIX95.3, Greater Grays Harbor, GH Wine Sellars, Harbor Drug and online at

Wednesday, Oct. 19

At the libraries

• Montesano Timberland Library presents LEGO club, for grades 1 through 6, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 360-249-4211.

• Oakville Timberland Library presents origami at the library, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for grades 1 through 6. For more information, call (360) 273-5305.


• Elma Senior Center will hold Taco Tuesday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20

At the libraries

• Oakville Timberland Library presents sing, sign and storytime,1 p.m. to 2 p.m., for children up to 6 years old. For more information, call (360) 273-5305.

• Oakville Timberland Library presents creative play, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., for children. For more information, call (360) 273-5305.


• The Great Washington ShakeOut at 10:20 a.m. Earthquake drills and tsunami siren tests in the world’s largest earthquake drill. Register at

• The McCleary United Methodist Church (Third and Oak streets) presents a Fall Dinner, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner is $8 per person. On the menu: baked ham, scalloped potatoes, homemade applesauce, veggies, dessert and beverage.

Friday, Oct. 21

Montesano Community Education

• Meditation for those who think they can’t meditate at 1:30 p.m. at the Montesano Timberland Library.

Saturday, Oct. 22


• Elma VFW Auxiliary presents Holiday Bingo, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Elma Grange (401 W. Waldrip Street). Everyone welcome, ages 5 and up. Bake sale and snack bar. Proceeds go toward assisting Christmas families.

• Matlock Grange 357 will host a hunters breakfast, 5 a.m. to noon. Also on Sunday, Oct. 23.

• Elma Senior Center will host an open house with police department staff and first responders, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27


• Movie night at Elma Senior Center. Snacks provided. Begins at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12


• Montesano Chamber of Commerce honors the local agricultural community at the annual Farm City Dinner, with social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner following at 6 p.m. Event includes dinner, live music and recognition awards. Sponsor a farm family with a $40 donation. Tickets are $20 per person.