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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

The Daily World is happy to print your church information. Sunday events and special events only. For mid-week services, call the church. Deadline for this page is noon on Wednesday. Send to kbarkstrom@thedailyworld.com

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: koehler@wsu.edu . 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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Religion Events 7/26

The Daily World is happy to print your religion information. Sunday events and special events only. For mid-week services, call the church. Deadline for this page is noon on Wednesday. Send to kbarkstrom@thedailyworld.com

Weatherwax Class of 1944

Members of the J.M. Weatherwax High School Class of 1944 pose for a picture at their 70th reunion on Thursday at the Aberdeen Elks Lodge. Pictured are, back row from left, Laila Walli Selva, Thelma Walczyk, Mary Mihovilich, Betty Dragecevich, Ruth Gribos Wayman, Willie Erickso Stout, Lorne Lusier, Don Olson, and Bob Inglin. In the front row, from left, are John Whalen, Jeannette Fostadt, Joan Jahnson, Bill Endicott, Dan Thein, Anne Brachvogel, Stan Laaksonen and Harold Wyninger.

Senior Events 7/26

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+ 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, July 29. 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.