Happenings 5/1


Sons of Norway, Grays Harbor Lodge No. 4 will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 717 Randall to honor mothers.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), advocates for abused and neglected children to ensure that their needs do not go unheard, for the next month are partnering with Maurice’s to collect clothing for local foster children. Informational meeting about CASA will be held at noon, Thursday in the CASA office located next to the foodcourt at the SouthShore Mall. For more information, call 612-3273.

Grays Harbor Democrats will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Polish Club, 823 1st St.

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 for taking in animals and adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday.

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.

Evergreen Senior Citizens will meet at noon, Thursday,at the Aberdeen Eagles for lunch.


Harbor Auto & Truck (NAPA) Relay for Life team will host “Basket & Bag Bingo” Thursday at the Hoquiam Senior Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo games start at 6.

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.

Central Park

Central Park Lions Club members have scheduled a potluck and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the hall. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 538-2825.


Moms In Prayer International, an 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.

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.

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.

East County

Oakville Timberland Library will present “Calling All Writers” from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday for adults and teens.

Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores-North Beach Elks No. 2581 will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday in the lodge at 199 Ocean Lake Way SE.

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. contact person Mary Mitchell 289-4094

North Beach Senior Resource Center and the Olympic Area Agency on Aging will host Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisers (SHIBA) from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at 557 Point Brown Ave. NW.

Galilean/Ocean Shores Food Bank will distribute food from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at 846 Anchor Ave.

North County

Quinault Nation Veteran’s Club will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the club in Taholah.


Raymond Timberland Library will present “e-reader Roadshow” from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m., Friday and 2:30-4 p.m., Saturday for adults and teens.

South Bend

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.


Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) will meet via conference call at 10 a.m., Thursday. For more information, call 866-720-4863.

Self-Help Groups

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 — 360-690-1966

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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