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First-ever Pride Festival

Merriment will ensue this weekend for Grays Harbor LGBTQ community with the first-ever Pride Festival sponsored by the newly formed, as of June 2014, Out &Proud Grays Harbor Coalition. The festivities will start at 11 a.m. along 8th and Levee streets in Hoquiam.

Hoquiam child screening in September

Hoquiam Special Services will offer a Child Find screening Sept. 2, 3, 4 and 5, at Lincoln Elementary School to determine if a young child may need special education services. Parents who feel their child may have a learning, speech, physical or behavior problem are encouraged to take advantage of this free service.

Smart Driver, formerly known as AARP Driver Safety Course, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 19 and 20, at the Hoquiam Timberland Library. Senior citizens completing the course may qualify for reductions in their auto insurance. The cost is $20 per person/$15 for AARP members. For more information and to pre-register, call Dan or Lorene Burns at 538-1440.

Religion events 8/16

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Senior Events 8/16

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM: One in three Americans are at risk. Are you? Pre-diabetes affects more than 79 million American adults. Most don’t even know they’re at risk, or experience any symptoms. Do you have pre-diabetes or are you at risk for diabetes? The Diabetes Prevention Program is a 16-week lifestyle change program designed to help you lose weight and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. WSU Extension is offering this 16-week program starting Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. at Emerson Manor in the Community Room. This is a $380 value, but you may be able to enroll at no cost to you if you have pre-diabetes. Get ready for the holidays and enroll today. To determine your risk/eligibility, to enroll in the program, or for more information call Chris Koehler at 360-482-2934 or email: . Preregistration is required. Requests for reasonable accommodation need to be made two weeks prior to class. Please make all requests to WSU Extension at 360-482-2934.

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Aberdeen High Bobcat Days are Aug. 26-27

Aberdeen High School’s Bobcat Days will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 26 and 27. All students can come to the school from 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday and 1 to 7 p.m., Wednesday. Special hours for ninth graders are from 8:30 and 10 a.m., Tuesday and seniors have special hours from 10:15 a.m. to noon, Tuesday.

Senior Events 8/2

VOLUNTEER NEEDED! Interested in improving local senior services? Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) seeks a Grays Harbor County Representative for O3A’s Advisory Council. Volunteer will serve on an advisory board which focuses on aging and long term care services. Contact Carol Ann Laase at 866-720-4863; for more information or application. Meetings are once per month in Shelton; mileage reimbursement and lunch included.

Looking Back — Downtown Hoquiam

This aerial view of Hoquiam in the 1920s shows the old 8th Street Bridge over the Hoquiam River and the main business section of downtown. With the exception of the old bank building (and its next door neighbor) at the foot of the bridge, this whole area is completely different today. Most of the buildings are gone or replaced, many as a result of the urban renewal that took place in the late 1960s. If you have any information on this photo or others from this feature, visit and submit it via the websites feedback form.