Rainy Day Reviews
Rain or shine, a warm winter tradition begins its 18th year in January as lovers of reading gather at the Aberdeen Timberland Library every Friday at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, cookies and books. All adults are welcome to join.
Rainy Day Reading Reviews, an eight-week lineup of fiction and nonfiction book reviews presented by members of the community, will be held in the library’s Rosalie Spellman meeting room.
• Jan. 17: Robin Moore reviews “Backing into Forward: A Memoir” by Jules Feiffer.
• Jan. 24: Bill Carter reviews “The Republic” by Plato.
• Jan. 31: Jean Murdoch reviews “The Wild Trees” by Richard Preston.
• Feb. 7: Bill Garrison reviews “Leonard Woolf: A Biography” by Victoria Glendinning.
• Feb. 14: Barb Johnson reviews “The Bones and the Book” by Jane Isenberg.
• Feb. 21: Harold Warren reviews “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson.
• Feb. 28: Judy Isaacson reviews “Special Topics in Calamity Physics” by Marisha Pessl.
The library is located at 121 E. Market Street. For more information, contact the library at 360-533-2360 or visit www.TRL.org.
Dance Club mixer and demo
On Saturday, Jan. 18 join the Dance Club of Grays Harbor for refreshments, mixers, dance demos and a raffle from 8 to 10:30 p.m. From 7 to 8 p.m. learn how to “cha-cha.” Admission is $9 for members and $12 for non-members.
It will be held at the Hoquiam Masonic Temple on the corner of 8th and K Street on the second floor. An elevator is at K street’s entrance.
For more information, please call Arlene Hoiland at 360-533-1412.
2014 Grays Harbor Musicale
Harbor music teachers and former scholarship recipients are putting on an event to raise money for music students on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. The Musicale is hosted at the Aberdeen Presbyterian Church at Fourth and Broadway. There is no admission charge and all donations go to scholarship funds for college music students.
Performers include Seth Hollen, a current scholarship recipient studying music theater; Christine Hill and Ken Albert, vocalists; Merry Jo Zimmer, Karen Meikle and Jenny Leighton, a piano and strings trio; Erica Hollen, pianist; Connie Bevington and Beth Ginther, duo flutists; and the KCPC duo, Ray Kahler, clarinetist and Ellen Pickell, pianist.
A reception featuring O’Brien’s desserts follows the performance.
Donations can also be mailed to the Grays Harbor Music Teachers Association, 2017 W. Sixth Street, Aberdeen, Wash., 98550. For more information, call Ellen Pickell at 360-532-7294.
7th Annual Wine &Seafood Festival
Jan. 18 is dedicated to wine and seafood tasting from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Satsop Business park, 100 Technology Way.
Only those who are 21 years or older may attend.
Up to 25 Washington wineries are expected. The festival also features food booths with seafood and other local favorites, gift &merchandise booths and a silent auction.
There will also be live music throughout the day.
Pre-sale package admission includes entry, keepsake wine glass, six tasting tickets for $15 per person.
Pre-sale tickets are available through today, Jan. 16, at Aberdeen Honda, Whitneys Chevrolet in Montesano, Liquor &the Like, the Guesthouse Inn in Elma, and Les Schwab Tire centers in Elma, West Olympia and Centralia.
You can also charge by phone through the Elma Chamber of Commerce at 360-482-3055.
Benefit for the Child Advocacy Center
On Thursday, Jan. 23, Slightly Awry is playing a benefit show for the Child Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor at The Pourhouse. The center provides resources for children and their families needing help with educational, parenting or abuse response. Fifteen percent of the profits will be donated to the center.
The show starts at 9 p.m. with no cover. Only those 21 or over allowed in.
The Pourhouse is located at 506 E Wishkah St,
Movies filmed here weekend
See two movies filmed on Grays Harbor at the 7th Street Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. for both.
On Friday, Jan. 24 John Wayne’s “McQ” shows at 7:30 p.m.
In the summer of 1973, Wayne and the cast and crew of “McQ” came to Grays Harbor to film scenes for the police/crime drama. The 75-member crew was stationed in Ocean Shores motels for 28 days and used locations in Aberdeen, Ocean Shores, and Moclips as backdrops for the film. Many North Beach area residents were included in the filming
On Saturday, Jan. 25, “Ring of Fire” begins at 7:30 p.m. Starring David Janssen, the movie features a spectacular conclusion that involves the destruction of a steam locomotive and the Wynooche River Bridge, north of Montesano. Filming also was done in and around Shelton, in Mason County, with area residents and law enforcement personnel included.
Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, City Drug in Aberdeen and at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information call 360-537-7400 or visit www.7thstreettheatre.com.
“Bundle up and Write!” Retreat
The South Beach Writers present their first annual writer’s retreat, “Bundle up and Write!” at the historic Tokeland Hotel on the weekend of Jan. 24 and 25.
Three writers are scheduled:
Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken and authors Solveig Torvik and Ryan Williams. Other local authors will have booths set up with their latest books.
This retreat is open to all aspiring writers and published authors. Tickets are $25 for the keynote address and two workshops and $75 for all three sessions and three meals. Special hotel discounts are available for Bundle up &Write! participants. Book authors should call right away to reserve a table.
Call 360-268-0081 for more information or to order tickets. Tickets also available at The Tokeland Hotel and The Westport/Grayland Chamber of Commerce.
Blues guitarist at the Bishop Center
Kicking off the new year at Grays Harbor College’s Bishop Center will be Canadian blues guitarist and vocalist Matt Andersen, who performs Saturday evening, Jan. 25, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for this show, $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $12 for students and $8 for children, are on sale now at www.ghc.edu/bishop or by calling 360-538-4066.
“Zombie Prom!” coming soon
The Hoquiam High School Drama Club will stage a fun musical at the 7th Street Theater on Feb. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. More than 40 students are involved in this action packed musical called “Zombie Prom!”
This Broadway musical is set in the atomic age of the 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where a tyrannical principal lays down the law. Pretty senior Toffee, played by Cora Foss, has fallen for the class bad boy Jonny, played by Drew Carley. Family pressure forces her to end the romance and Jonny charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns “glowing” and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart.
“Zombie Prom!” is appropriate for all audiences. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. They are available at Hoquiam High School, Harbor Drug, Crown Drug and Rosevear’s Music Store.
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