Grays Harbor Institute will host Dr. Sharon Wallace, a professor of nursing at Oregon Heath and Science University, speaking on “GMO (genetically modified organisms) — Food or Foe” at 7 p.m., Friday at the Aberdeen High School community Room. Everyone is invited to this free presentation.
Wishkah Home & Community Educators (HCE) will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the home of Mary Ann Halvarson for reports on the county achievement night and the club’s banquet.
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.
PAWS, 800 W. 1st will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays to accept dogs and cats who are not wild, aggressive or infected.
Man to Man, a support group for men with prostate cancer, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Grays Harbor Community Hospital East Campus Conference Room D. Family members and friends are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 538-9442.
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.
Grays Harbor Bird Club will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Hoquiam Timberland Library meeting room. Herb Crisler will show a film on Olympic elk. Everyone is invited.
Evergreen Senior Citizens will meet at noon, Thursday , at Lana’s Cafe for lunch.
Grays Harbor American Red Cross volunteers will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday in the Grays Harbor YMCA conference room. For more information about volunteering or to schedule a disaster preparedness speaker for your group or organization, call 500-1462.
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.
Lord’s Pantry Food Bank, hosted by Grays Harbor Foursquare Church, is open from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday. The church is located at 4800 Central Park Drive. For more information, call 589-3000.
Grays Harbor Fire Protection District No. 2 Commissioners, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Central Park Fire Station.
Moms In Prayer International, a Christ-centered interdenominational ministry of mothers praying for their children and their schools, have moms praying at 10:30 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.
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.
Elma Timberland Library will present “Local Writers Group” from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday for adults and teens.
Eagles Auxiliary No. 1440 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the hall.
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.
South Beach Ambulance Service Inc. will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Westport City Council Chambers, 506 N. Montesano St.
Quinault Nation Veteran’s Club will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the club in Taholah.
Raymond Timberland Library will present “PageTurners Book Discussion” at 7 p.m., Thursday for adults.
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 — 589-8620
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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