Happenings 3/11


Grays Harbor Coalition will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at the Furford Gathering Center, 104 S. Chehalis to discuss, “Deep Draft vs. Oysters and Crab.” Everyone is invited. For more information, call 580-8564.

Olympians Hiking club members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Aberdeen Presbyterian church for a slide show by of Spider Gap and Lyman Lakes.

NAMI Washington Coast Connection Support Group will meet at 2 p.m., Friday in Room F (ground floor) of the Grays Harbor Community Hospital East Campus (Old St. Joe’s). For more information, call 268-2385.

Washington State Department of Veterans’ Affairs has a representative available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every Thursday, in the Work Source building, 511 W. Heron St. For more information, call 538-2364. After hours, call or (800) 562-2308.

Beyond Survival, a community sexual assault program, offers support to victims of sexual assault, including advocacy, one-on-one therapy and support groups. All services are available at no charge. For information or to make an appointment call 533-9751.

Evergreen Senior Citizens will meet at noon, Thursday, at the Aberdeen Senior Center for lunch.


Meatball dinner, hosted by Hoquiam United Methodist Church, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday. Tickets are $10 per person and dinner includes mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet/sour cabbage, carrots, string beans, salads, homemade rolls, dessert and beverages.

Grays Harbor Home &Community Educators (HCE) will have dinner at 6:15 p.m., Thursday at Saron Lutheran Church. Roy Vataja, who writes a history column for The Daily World will present the program at 7. Bring silent auction items as well as coats and sweatshirts for the clothing bank.

Adventist Community Services Food Bank will distribute food to community members every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3101 Cherry St.

Grays Harbor Bridge Club members and newcomers are invited to play duplicate bridge at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Church of the Nazarene at 7th and K streets. For partnership arrangements, call JoAnn Boettcher at 289-2809.

Hoquiam Food &Clothing Bank is open from noon to 2 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday in the Masonic building at 720 K Street.

Pinochle players will meet at 1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Hoquiam Senior Center. Everyone is invited.

Central Park

Lord’s Pantry Food Bank, hosted by Grays Harbor Foursquare Church, is open from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday. The church is located at 4800 Central Park Drive. For more information, call 589-3000.

Grays Harbor Fire Protection District No. 2 Commissioners, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Central Park Fire Station.


Moms In Prayer International, a Christ-centered interdenominational ministry of mothers praying for their children and their schools, have moms praying at 8:30 a.m. every Thursday that school is in session at the First Baptist Church, 303 W. Pioneer. All women interested in praying for children is invited. Child care is provided. For more information, call Emily Meier at 249-4224 or visit the website: www.momsinprayer.org.

TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) WA 1522 has private weigh-in from 6 to 6:30 every Thursday in the Forestry Meeting Room, 310 W. Spruce Ave., 2nd Floor. Meetings follow at 6:30. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 581-3863.

Citizen Corps, a group that creates opportunities for individuals to help their communities prepare for and respond to emergencies by bringing together local leaders, volunteers and first responder organizations, will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, in the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce St. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 249-3911.

Grays Harbor Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday in the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce St. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 249-3911.

GriefShare, a gathering of individuals who have lost a loved one, will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Montesano Church of God, 317 Spruce. For more information, call 249-3242.

Grays Harbor Conservation District Board will meet at 10 a.m. Friday in the USDA Ag. Service Center, 330 Pioneer Ave. W. Everyone is invited.


Satsop Methodist Church will host basket bingo and a bake sale starting at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Elma Senior Center, 100 W. Main.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner, hosted by Elma United Methodist Church, is from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Monday. Tickets are $7/$5 for children/$20 per family. Take out is available by calling 482-2443 Monday afternoon.

Washington State High School Equestrian Team District No. 2 meet will start at 7 a.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds.

East County

Grays Harbor 4-H Clubs will hold an evening of basket bingo at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Olympic View Grange in Brady. Everyone is invited and refreshments will be available.

National Alliance on Mental Illness education program meets at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday at Brilliant Moon, 121 W. Simpson Ave. in McCleary. For more information, call 268-2385.

Ocean Shores

NAMI Washington Coast Coffee Klatch for those with mental health issues working toward recovery and their families and friends meet at 2 p.m., every Friday, in the Galilean Church. For more information, call 268-2385.

Women Helping Women, a support group for single women, meets at noon, Friday, on the third floor of the Shilo Inn to share information and resources, hear a speaker and connect with other women who live alone. For more information, call 500-9413 or contact pow1063col@gmail.com

TOPS Inc., No. WA 1425, will meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Ocean Shores Library. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, teaches participants how to lose and keep off weight. For more information, call 580-0388.


South Beach Ambulance Service Inc. will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Westport City Council Chambers, 506 N. Montesano St.


Very Berry Saturday, at Willapa Valley Grange, is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, at 290 Camp One Road. Lots of information about berries, from how to care for the plants to how to preserve their bounty, will be offered. For more information, call 942-8663.

Willapa Harbor Ministerial Food Bank will distribute food to those in need from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the building at Larch Street and Park Avenue in Raymond.

Pacific County

North Willapa Harbor Grange No. 947 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the hall at the corner of Hwy. 105 and Jacobsen Road in North Cove.


Animal Emergency Plan Workshop, hosted by Pacific County Emergency Management Agency, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday in the South Pacific County Administration Facility in Long Beach.

Self-Help Groups

Support groups for people with addictions meet throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. For more information, call the number in your area:

Narcotics Anonymous — 589-8620/www.gha-na.org

Alcoholics Anonymous — 532-2691

Relationships in Recovery — 533-8500

Overeaters Anonymous — 360-359-2755

Gamblers Anonymous — 888-GAHELPS (424-3577)

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