Washington State Department of Veterans’ Affairs has a representative available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every Wednesday, in the Work Source building, 511 W. Heron St. For more information, call 538-2364. After hours, call 532-0656 or (800) 562-2308.
College Life for all Harbor area college age students will meet at 6:56 p.m., Thursday at Grays Harbor College. College Life is affiliated with Young Life, a non-denominational Christian ministry that reaches out to youth. For more information, call 590-0948.
Habitat For Humanity Grays Harbor Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in Cafe Court at the SouthShore Mall.
PAWS, 800 W. 1st, will be open for taking in animals and cat and dog adoptions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday. On Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., cats will be available (and dogs if special arrangements are made ahead of time).
Beyond Survival, a community sexual assault program, offers support to victims of sexual assault, including advocacy, one-on-one therapy and support groups. All services are available at no charge. For information or to make an appointment call 533-9751.
Twin Harbors Chess Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Premier Realty, 421 West State St. Players of all levels are invited. There are no fees. For more information, call 533-1900.
Adventist Community Services Food Bank will distribute food to community members every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3101 Cherry St.
Grays Harbor Bridge Club members and newcomers are invited to play duplicate bridge at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Church of the Nazarene at 7th and K streets. For partnership arrangements, call JoAnn Boettcher at 289-2809.
Wishkah Valley School Board will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday in the school.
Moms In Prayer International, a Christ-centered interdenominational ministry of mothers praying for their children and their schools, have moms praying at 8:30 a.m. every Thursday that school is in session at the First Baptist Church, 303 W. Pioneer. All women interested in praying for children is invited. For more information, call Emily Meier at 249-4224 or visit the website: www.momsinprayer.org.
Montesano High School alumni from the 1950s will hold their monthly social at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gepetto’s Restaurant, 126 E. Pioneer. For community news and upcoming events for the classes of 1957, ’58 and ’59, visit www.bulldogtimes.com
TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) WA 1522 has private weigh-in from 6 to 6:30 every Thursday in the Forestry Meeting Room, 310 W. Spruce Ave., 2nd Floor. Meetings follow at 6:30. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 581-3863.
Citizen Corps, a group that creates opportunities for individuals to help their communities prepare for and respond to emergencies by bringing together local leaders, volunteers and first responder organizations, will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, in the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce St. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 249-3911.
Grays Harbor Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday in the Forestry Building, 310 W. Spruce St. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 249-3911.
GriefShare, a gathering of individuals who have lost a loved one, will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Montesano Church of God, 317 Spruce. For more information, call 249-3242.
Montesano’s W.H. Abel Memorial Timberland Library will present “Page Turners: Book Discussion Group” from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday.
Eagles Auxiliary No. 1440 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the hall.
McCleary Timberland Library will present “Family Story Time” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday for all ages. (Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, Dec 6, 2012)
Ocean Shores Public Library Book Club will meet at 4 p.m., Saturday in the meeting room.
Ocean Shores Lions Club will meet at noon, Thursday, in the Lions Club building on Ocean Shores Blvd.
TOPS Inc., No. WA 1425, will meet at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Ocean Shores Library. TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, teaches participants how to lose and keep off weight. For more information, call 580-0388.
Ocean Shores Public Library Board will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday.
North Beach PAWS will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the second floor conference room at the Canterbury Inn. For more information, call 289-2924 or 289-0586. Not in December
Quinault Nation Veteran’s Club will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the club in Taholah.
Westport Timberland Library will present “NaNoWriMo: Mid-Way Meet Up” from 1-3 p.m., Thursday for teens and adults.
Sit and Stitch, a knit and crochet gathering for those interested in learning, reviewing and sharing new ideas, meets from 12-2 p.m., every Thursday at Needle Craft Studio, 428 Robert Bush Drive.
North Willapa Harbor Grange No. 947 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the hall at the corner of Hwy. 105 and Jacobsen Road in North Cove.
Support groups for people with addictions meet throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. For more information, call the number in your area:
Alcohólicos Anónimos — 532-9606
11th Step Meditation group — 360-209-9051
Regeneration — 942-7385 or 425-315-4297
Narcotics Anonymous — 249-1008
Alcoholics Anonymous — 532-2691
Al-Anon — Aberdeen, 532-7585/East County 249-4945 or 861-8208
Relationships in Recovery — 533-8500
Overeaters Anonymous — 360-359-2755/East County 482-8091
Gamblers Anonymous — Grays Harbor & East County 360-556-5161
Celebrate Recovery — Pacific County 942-5530/Grays Harbor 533-7129
Thirty Below, a 12 step recovery meeting for people under the age of 30 — 580-7359
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