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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.

Inspirations from Master Gardeners on tour

The Master Gardeners are back with a one-day-only tour of Central Park and Montesano gardens on Saturday. Now in its 18th year, the self-guided tour, presented by WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor County, allows horticultural fans to view seven master gardens that each highlight sustainable gardening practices.

Aberdeen ArtWalk This Weekend

The Aberdeen’s 2015 Art Walk &Rod Fest launches on Friday, July 24, with “Art Blast” on Broadway between Wishkah and Heron streets starting at 4 p.m. with an “early cruise.” Then, at 6 p.m., fans can enjoy live music, free hot dogs (while supplies last), street dancing and a beer and wine garden until 10 p.m.