Happenings for Feb. 8, 2014


Aberdeen

Sons of Italy Amerigo Vespucci Lodge No. 1814 will host its Annual Valentine Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 at St. Mary’s Parish Center. Dinner includes spaghetti with red sauce, homemade Italian meatballs, salad, garlic bread, wine, beer, biscotti and spumoni ice cream. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. To reserve tickets, call 533-4529.

Aberdeen High School 2014 Senior Parents will host a Valentine Dance and auction from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday at the Aberdeen Elks. Music by Ready or Not. $15 single/$25 couple available at the door. Proceeds will benefit the graduation party in June.

AHS Class of 1959 will meet at 3 p.m., Wednesday in the home of Sue Homchick. For more information, call 532-0529.

PEO Sisterhood, Chapter AK will meet at noon, Monday in the home of Cindy Lonn, a change in location from what was previously announced.

Grays Harbor Woodworking Guild will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday in the Grays Harbor College woodshop to discuss how to tune up a jointer and other demonstrations.

VASA Norrskenet Lodge No. 189 has scheduled a meeting and potluck at 1 p.m., Sunday in the Sons of Norway Hall.

PEO Sisterhood, Chapter BC will meet at 7 p.m., Monday in the home of Jan Morgan.

Aberdeen Review Club will meet at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday in the home of Sue Perry.

Harbor Haylofters square dance group meets on Tuesday nights at 7 in the Eagles building, 200 W Market St. in Aberdeen. Mainstream dances are the first Saturday of each month except January. Call Terry at 533-6235 for more information.

TOPS, No. WA 65 has weigh-in at 6 p.m. every Monday in the ground floor coffee shop area at Grays Harbor Community Hospital East Campus. A meeting follows at 6:30. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, teaches participants how to lose and keep off weight.

Grays Harbor Christian Women’s Connection will have a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Rotary Log Pavilion. The program will feature Lisa Kless from the YMCA of Grays Harbor taking about physical fitness. For more information or to make reservations for the $14 luncheon, call 532-7998 or 532-3129.

Harbor Harriers Running Club members invite interested persons to run with them at 6 p.m. every Monday, rain or shine; meet at 205 W 3rd. A potluck will be held each Monday after the outing. For more information, call Brian and Joy McGregor at 532-5165.

Aberdeen City Council will meet at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday in City Hall.

TOPS Inc., No. WA 1200, has private weigh-in from 8 to 9:45 a.m. each Monday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. A meeting follows at 10. The public is welcome. For more information, call 532-2377 or 249-5787.

Grays Harbor Community Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in Conference Room A on the West Campus. Everyone is invited.

Used book sale is scheduled from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Monday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon., Thursdays at the Aberdeen Timberland Library. Rare books, collectibles and some newer releases are available. Books may also be donated for the sale.

Harbors Home Health &Hospice offers foot clinics throughout the county at various times and locations. The cost is $25. For location and appointments, call 532-5454.

Aberdeen Community Food Bank distributes food from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at 306 1/2 North I Street.

Grays Harbor Community Clothing Bank is open from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 301 North G. St.

Hoquiam

Grays Harbor Chapter 367 of the Experimental Aircraft Association has scheduled dinner at 6 p.m., Wednesday at Lana’ Cafe, followed by a meeting at 7. Anyone interested in flying or learning to build and repair small airplanes is invited. For more information, call 482-6068 or 537-9696.

Grays Harbor Audubon will meet at 1:30 p.m., Sunday in the Hoquiam Timberland Library meeting room. Sheila McCartan will present a program on “The Birds of Trinidad and Tobago.” Refreshments will be served.

G.H. Brain Injury Support Group will meet at noon, Thursday, downstairs at the Hoquiam Timberland Library. For more information, call 360-281-5332 or visit barbmgeorge@gmail.com

Retired Public Employees Grays Harbor Chapter No. 18 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Golden Dragon. All retired public employees are invited. For further information, call 249-4019.

Sight Impaired of Grays Harbor Together (SIGHT), a support group for those with any level of uncorrectable vision loss, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Emerson Manor For more information, call 533-4478.

Irish Club will meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday at the 8th Street Ale House.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) WA 1535 will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, 729 Eklund Ave. For more information, call 593-0693 or 533-8081.

Three R’s Thrift Center, 3101 Cherry St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays with all proceeds benefiting the Community Foodbank. All items are half-price on Tuesdays.

Hoquiam Senior Center, 703 Simpson Ave. will offer chair exercises from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday. Everyone is invited.

Grief Support Group, hosted by Harbors Home Health &Hospice, meets at 3 p.m. every Tuesday in the Hoquiam Timberland Library. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 532-5454.

Hoquiam Senior Center Quilt Group will meet from 10 a.m.-noon every Wednesday at Emerson Manor. All skill levels and ages welcome.

Grays Harbor Bridge club members and newcomers are invited to play duplicate bridge at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Nazarene at 7th and K streets. For partnership arrangements, call JoAnn Boettcher at 289-2809.

Cosmopolis

Pieceful Discoverers Quilters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cosmopolis Fire Hall. Our mission is to promote quilting, education and community service projects. Guests are welcome.

Artic

Grays Harbor Fire District No. 15 has scheduled the Commissioners meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the Artic Community Hall.

Montesano

Olympians Hiking Club members will leave the corner of Fleet and Broadway at 7 p.m., Tuesday for a hike around town. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 538-0054.

Montesano Community Center will host senior lunches at noon, Monday through Friday at the Silvia Center. Suggested donation, $3.50.

Elma

Labor of Love Clothing Bank will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at 207 N. 3rd.

East County

McCleary United Methodist Church will host a turkey dinner from 4:30-7 p.m., Thursday. Tickets are $8 for everyone 11 and older/$4 for 10 and younger.

Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores City Council will hold a study session at 2 p.m., Monday in the convention center. The regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be at 6 that evening in the same location.

North Beach Senior Good Neighbor Center, 885 Ocean Shores Blvd. serves lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday and breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. every Sunday. Recommended donation is $4. Chair exercises are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Suggested donation is $1. Everyone is welcome.

KOSW Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Canterbury Inn, 643 Ocean Shores Blvd. For more information, call 289-2323.

North Beach

Grays Harbor Fire District No. 16 Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the fire hall in Copalis Crossing.

Copalis Community Church Food Bank will distribute food and clothing to North Beach residents from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in its building near the church at Copalis Beach. For more information, call 289-2233.

North County

U.S. Fish &Wildlife Service facility at the Quinault National Fish Hatchery on the Moclips Highway offers free interpretive guided tours daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 288-2508.

South Beach

Tokeland-North Cove Chamber of Commerce will meet at 9 a.m., Tuesday at the North Willapa Grange on State Highway 105 in Grayland. Everyone is invited.

Raymond

Willapa Harbor Quilters meet at 11 a.m. every Tuesday at the Raymond Baptist Church. Visitors are invited.

South Bend

Alzheimers and Dementia Caregiver Support Group will meet 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church on the corner of E. Water and S. Adams. Anyone who is dealing with the family impact of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia is invited. For more information, call 875-5700.

Pacific County

Shoalwater Bay Tribal Center serves lunch to senior citizens of Tokeland, North Cove and Grayland from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Friday. For more information, call 267-6766.

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:

Alcohólicos Anónimos — 532-9606

Regeneration — 942-7385 or 425-315-4297

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — 532-2691

Al-Anon — Aberdeen, 532-7585/East County 249-4945 or 861-8208

Relationships in Recovery — 533-8500

Overeaters Anonymous — 360-359-2755/East County 482-8091

Gamblers Anonymous — Grays Harbor &East County 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542)

Celebrate Recovery — Pacific County 942-5530/Grays Harbor 533-7129

Thirty Below, a 12 step recovery meeting for people under the age of 30 — 580-7359

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