Saturday, Hoquiam welcomes the Grays Harbor Pride Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a variety of entertainment for all. Hoquiam joins the worldwide community pride events that typically happen throughout the summer. Modern day pride festivals are a community celebration of acceptance and respect, honoring the lives of the members of our community who are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transsexual or who identify as queer (or who are questioning their sexuality), commonly what’s referred to as LGBTQ. The history of Pride Festivals or Pride Parades in the U.S. date back to the ‘70s.
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If you wait all year for a bale of cotton candy and a spin on the Tilt-a-Whirl, then next week is your moment.
The Master Gardeners are back with a one-day-only tour of Central Park and Montesano gardens on Saturday. Now in its 18th year, the self-guided tour, presented by WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor County, allows horticultural fans to view seven master gardens that each highlight sustainable gardening practices.
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Longtime Harborite Thor Gadwa will celebrate his 100th birthday on Sunday.
Three Willapa Valley FCCLA members last week hosted a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for the residents of Alder House, an assisted living facility in South Bend. The girls and their adviser are, from left, Cami Swartz, Chloe Konigsberger, adviser Laura Rohr and Ellie Sliva. Ellie Sliva was the mad hatter, Chloe Konigsberger was Alice, and Cami Swartz was the white rabbit. The three planned and hosted the tea party for 28 people. They came up with the idea after doing a social studies project.
The Daily World is holding a reception Thursday, Feb. 19, to introduce new Publisher Stan Woody to the community.
The American Red Cross, Pacific NW Region has announced six blood drives for the Grays Harbor area in January.
This Saturday, Oct. 25, is National Make a Difference Day! You’ve probably noticed the advertising blitz on the four major television broadcast networks this week; now you have the opportunity to participate locally.
The Aberdeen High School Orchestra has created what it calls the “Halloweentown and the Haunted Asylum” at the SouthShore Mall in Aberdeen. The event opened on Friday, and will continue today and next Friday and Saturday night.
William “Doc” Carter will discuss “Plato, The Republic,” on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon as part of the “Dialogues with Doc” series at the Aberdeen Timberland Library, located at 121 E. Market St.
Recently, the estate of Dorothy Maude Hoogeveen provided the Grays Harbor Community Foundation a gift that will provide about $10,000 to $12,000 annually for the benefit of Grays Harbor.