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Softball, Mud Run, Music keep Raymond busy this weekend

It’s a full slate of activities this weekend at the Willapa Harbor Festival in Raymond. From strolling to full out dashes (through the mud!), this festival offers something for everyone. Interspersed with activities for all, are a few pre-registered competitions; a softball tournament all weekend long and a golf tournament Saturday.

Instructor Patty Lokken will offer knitting classes at Yarn ‘n’ Darn in Grayland from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8.

Senior Events 7/25

SENIOR LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC IN GRAYS HARBOR AND PACIFIC COUNTY: Senior Legal Advice Clinics are now available in the Olympic Area Agency on Aging Information &Assistance offices in Aberdeen, Raymond and Long Beach. This is a free service to elders 60-plus who want/need to meet with an attorney face-to-face for some guidance. Seniors may also send a representative for themselves if they are unable to meet with the attorney. The sessions are generally 30 minutes and can cover a variety of topics ranging from wills, Powers of Attorney, tenant rights, estate questions and so on. The attorney will be in the Aberdeen office Tuesday, Aug. 11. And it’s easy access; just contact our offices, Aberdeen (360) 532-0520/Raymond (360) 942-2177/Long Beach (360) 642-3634 and request an appointment.

Looking Back — Hoquiam’s 8th St. Bridge

The old 8th St. Bridge has swung open to let the tug Deck Boy through in September 1948. The bridge was replaced by the Riverside Bridge in 1971. There is a boat sculpture on the north end footing, and 8th St. Landing at the south end footing, that mark where the old bridge once crossed over the Hoquiam River. If you have any information on this photo or others from this feature, visit and submit it via the website’s feedback form.

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.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Many people with chronic health conditions can learn to manage their symptoms and live happier, healthier lives. The Oakville Timberland Library, at 204 Main Street, will offer a free six-week course on this topic every Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. from July 30 through Sept. 3.