Members of the Grays Harbor Jewish community came together on Wednesday night to celebrate the eighth and final night of Hanukkah and the 90th birthday of Arnold Samuels at Temple Beth Israel in Aberdeen. Participants were encouraged to bring and light Hanukkah menorahs, candelabrum with branches that represent the eight nights of the holiday.
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McCleary Bear Festival Committee will hold a Santa Breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday at the McCleary VFW Hall.
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Photographer Bliss Jones shovels snow in front of his studio after the Jan. 13, 1950, blizzard. If you have more information on this photo or others from this feature, visit www.jonesphotocollection.com and submit it via the website’s feedback form.
Lake Quinault School District is accepting letters of interest and resumes for the Board of Director’s vacancy. Candidates must live within the boundaries of District No. 5 and submit their information by Dec. 12.
Temple Beth Israel at the corner of Sumner and Martin Streets in Aberdeen will celebrate the eighth night of Hanukkah in a candlelight service Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m.
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Timberland Library Programs
RELATIVES AS PARENTS PROGRAM: Are you raising other relatives’ children? Funds are available for once-a-year assistance for a wide range of needs to help relatives who are raising other relatives’ children. Please call to inquire on how to apply. The public is also invited to our monthly support group for Relative Parents, where you can come and meet other families and learn about important resources that may be available to you. The December Relatives As Parents Support Group meeting/potluck will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Washington Elementary School, 3003 Cherry St. in Hoquiam. They will provide the main-dish and welcome your participation. If able, please bring a side-dish. Activities for the kids will include open gym and Christmas cookie decorating. For answers to questions or more information, please call Eric at (360) 538-2458 or 1-866-582-1485. The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance 7 day notice by calling Eric Nessa at (360) 538-2458.
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The Union Gospel Mission will be holding its yearly Birthday Party For Jesus from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Sons of Norway hall, 714 Randall in Aberdeen. Children from Aberdeen who are 10 or younger are invited for hot dogs, chips, birthday cake, games and a visit from Santa. The party is to help those in need at Christmas. Gifts are given out at the end of the party. Volunteers from New Beginnings Open Bible in Aberdeen and the Grays Harbor Rodeo Court will be helping at the event.
Home and Community Services of Grays Harbor County will host a workshop in December to provide in-depth information on researching, planning and opening an adult family home.