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Bishop Center’s spring musical “Mary Poppins” selects cast, rehearsals begin

The cast has been set and the rehearsal schedule is being whisked off to the lucky — and about to be busy — company of actors for the Bishop Center’s spring musical. This year, director Brad duffy is pulling together “Mary Poppins” the musical. Or more officially known as Disney and Cameron MacKintosh’s “Mary Poppins - The Broadway Musical.”

Driftwood presents new view of “Godspell”

Get ready to hear “Day by Day” hummed around town. Saturday begins the Driftwood Players’ new season with the musical “Godspell” opening at 7:30 p.m. at their permanent home 120 E. 3rd St., Aberdeen. The local production, directed by Ron Rogers, takes a fresh approach to the beloved musical. The show kicks off a season of robust shows including “Steel Magnolias” and “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.” The entire season is dedicated to longtime member Tobi Ingram.

Whale of a quilt show arrives

If you’re a quilter, this weekend in Ocean Shores is the weekend you wait for all year long. The Sea Quilt Guild presents the 22nd annual Whale of a Quilt Show from Sept. 18-20 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

Aberdeen’s MacDonald represents founding MacDonalds at Festival

Aberdeen will be one Scot short this weekend, when our very own Robert MacDonald Ford III heads to the Hood Canal Highland Celtic Festival in Belfair. Ford will be the raconteur of note – in full kilt and traditional Celtic attire – delivering stories of Aberdeen’s ship builder Tom MacDonald and saloon owner, Billy MacDonald. Responsible for building four masted ships right here on the Chehalis and Wishkah rivers, Tom MacDonald joins Billy MacDonald, proprietor of bars and dance halls on Aberdeen’s former Hume Street (now State Street), as some of the city’s most unforgettable founders.