Here are our recommendations for events and entertainment worth leaving home for in the next few days:
Tuesday, April 29
Olympians Hiking Club is going for an evening hike in the Westport area. They will be leaving the Aberdeen DSHS parking lot at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 268-9075.
Thursday, May 1
It’s First Thursday in Hoquiam, when the downtown businesses stay open late and put on their friendliest faces. There will be local art and attractions in various stores. Participating stores are open from 5-8 p.m. Free chips and salsa at the 8th Street Ale House, birthday cake and prizes at Bodacious Beauty’s and at the 7th Street Theatre, artist Carrie Larson will show some of the work she does with an old-fashioned letterpress. Plus, there’s a wine tasting at the theater. Oh, and bike and boat tours (weather permitting) at the Polson Museum. And those are just a few of the activities.
Thursday, May 1
Aberdeen High School opens its presentation of “Aida.” If you had your heart set on some Italian opera, you’re out of luck. This is the Elton John and Tim Rice version. It opens Thursday at the Aberdeen High School auditorium. Showtimes are May 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and May 3 and 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Rosevears, Harbor Drug and the AHS front office.
Saturday, May 3
If cucumber sandwiches are your thing, here’s a heads up. Aberdeen’s St. Andrews Church is throwing its annual Victorian Tea and Gift Shop on Saturday and it can be a tough ticket. Call the church office (360-533-2511) to make reservations. The gift shop opens at 1:30 p.m. with tea being served from 2 - 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.
— The World staff