Happenings 8/13


Aberdeen

Washington State Department of Veterans’ Affairs has a representative available 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every Thursday, in the Work Source building, 511 W. Heron St. For more information, call 538-2364. After hours, call or (800) 562-2308.

Habitat For Humanity Grays Harbor Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in Cafe Court at the SouthShore Mall.

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.

Hoquiam

Citizens for Transit will meet at 6:30 tonight in the Hoquiam Senior Center. For more information, call 590-0575.

Grays Harbor Genealogical Society’s annual potluck picnic will be held at noon, Saturday at 95 Valley Road.

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.

Grays Harbor Geology & Gem Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Nichols Building at the corner of Sumner and Myrtle. Everyone is invited.

Poetry Project will host an open mic for poets and acoustic musicians from 7-9 p.m., Friday, at Six Rivers Gallery, 210 6th St. No admission, refreshments will be served.

Hoquiam Food & Clothing Bank is open from noon to 2 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday in the Masonic building at 720 K Street.

Pinochle players will meet at 1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at the Hoquiam Senior Center. Everyone is invited.

Wishkah

Wishkah Valley School Board will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday in room 5 at the school.

Montesano

Olympians Hiking Club members will leave the parking lot at the corner of Fleet and Broadway at 10 a.m., Thursday for a Clemons Hill hike. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 249-4630.

Montesano High School alumni from the 1950s and early ’60s will meet at noon Thursday for a no host lunch/social time at the Monte Senior Center.

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.

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.

McCleary

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Washington Coast will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday in the McCleary Timberland Library. Dee Dee Garman of the Grays Harbor Health Department will speak on “Living with Chronic Illness.”

Ocean Shores

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.

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 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.

Raymond

Willapa Harbor Ministerial Food Bank will distribute food to those in need from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the building at Larch Street and Park Avenue in Raymond.

Pacific County

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.

Elsewhere

Aberdeen High School Class of 1941 will hold a reunion Thursday in the home of Marvin and Mary-Lynne Reiner in Olympia. For information, call Audrey Hyde Erickson 425- 451-8187 or Marvin Reiner 360-866-4125.

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

Harbor Buddhist 12-Step Study — 591-2203

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 888-GAHELPS (424-3577)

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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