Aberdeen Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Grays Harbor County including Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Westport, Ocean Shores, Elma, Montesano and beyond.

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Feb
10
Sat
Make It: Doodle Art @ Elma Timberland Regional Library
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you like to doodle? Learn about the relaxing art of doodle art. All materials are provided for the program.

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Feb
25
Sun
Chocolate Sundaes on Sunday @ St. John's Chapel by the Sea (PCUSA)
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chocolate Sundaes on Sunday @ St. John's Chapel by the Sea (PCUSA)  | Moclips | Washington | United States

Everyone is welcome to Chocolate Sundaes on Sunday. Select your toppings and create your own sundae. (Sugar-free options.) Benefits the Green Lantern Lunch Program.

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Feb
28
Wed
Music Jam @ Elma Timberland Library
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come play and sing with a group of music enthusiasts who share a love of music in the Elma Library meeting room. Players of all levels are welcome. Free, BYOI (bring your own instrument). We do not offer instruction.

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Mar
2
Fri
Teen Game Day @ Elma Timberland Library
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teens – come hang out with friends and play our new Xbox. There will be food. And board games. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Elma Library.

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Mar
3
Sat
Saturday Matinee @ Elma Timberland Library
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Watch a new release at the library! We’ll provide the popcorn, you bring a comfy pillow. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Elma Timberland Library.

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Apr
7
Sat
Driftwood Show & Glass Flout Roundup @ Grayland Community Hall
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am

Held in Grayland, Washington, the Driftwood Show and Artisan Fair showcases the passion of natural beach collectors who display their finds, which include sea glass, driftwood art and photography. In addition to drawing natural art enthusiasts from around the country, the event celebrates the beauty of local beaches and encourages guests to do some exploring themselves. Attendees can also enjoy a variety of delicious eats and a lineup of talented performers.

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Ocean Shores Food Bank Dinner and Auction @ Ocean Shores Convention Center
Apr 7 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

3rd Annual Food Bank Benefit.  Silent Auction from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Dinner by George Lee at 6:00 p.m.. Music at 7:00 p.m., followed by the Live Auction at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets available at the Ocean Shores Visitor Center.

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Apr
8
Sun
Driftwood Show & Glass Flout Roundup @ Grayland Community Hall
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am

Held in Grayland, Washington, the Driftwood Show and Artisan Fair showcases the passion of natural beach collectors who display their finds, which include sea glass, driftwood art and photography. In addition to drawing natural art enthusiasts from around the country, the event celebrates the beauty of local beaches and encourages guests to do some exploring themselves. Attendees can also enjoy a variety of delicious eats and a lineup of talented performers.

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Apr
25
Wed
Music Jam @ Elma Timberland Library
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Come play and sing with a group of music enthusiasts who share a love of music in the Elma Library meeting room. Players of all levels are welcome. BYOI (bring your own instrument). We do not offer instruction.

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Apr
28
Sat
Make It @ The Library: Handmade Cards @ Elma Timberland Library
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm

Put your artistic side to work during this program. Make handmade cards using several techniques with spray ink. All supplies are provided.

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May
4
Fri
Teen Game Day @ Elma Timberland Library
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come hang out with friends and play our new Xbox. There will be food. And board games. Snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Elma Library.

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May
27
Sun
Ocean Shores Plant Sale @ Plant Sale
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

27 May, Noon – 4 pm, 573 Point Brown Avenue, Ocean Shores Library. Big plant sale, Bulbs, Planters, Yard Art, Garden Starts, House Plants, Yard Plants, Plant and Garden Books and so much more. The Master Gardeners will be available for a Plant Clinic to answer your questions. All profits to benefit the Ocean Shores Library Expansion Project. Plant Sale is being sponsored by the Ocean Shores Friends of the Library. Cash and Check purchases only. No credit or debit cards accepted.

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Jun
16
Sat
Tour and Vigil for Housing @ Downtown Aberdeen
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tour and Vigil for Housing @ Downtown Aberdeen | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“We are coming together because we are tired of Grays Harbor County’s economic devastation and we are working together to make our city a better place for everyone,” says Mashyla Buckmaster, organizer with Harbor Rising and Chaplains the Harbor.

June 12th, 2018

CONTACTS:
Mashyla Buckmaster (360) 580-4278
Stina Janssen (360) 301-3340

Downtown Future Housing Site Tour and Vigil to advance vision for 2,000 affordable housing units in Aberdeen Revitalization Plan

Aberdeen, WA – Residents of Aberdeen who have experienced homelessness first-hand and housing-insecure families advocate that affordable housing must be a central emphasis in Aberdeen’s Revitalization Plan. Saturday, under the banner “Harbor Rising,” we will gather to welcome the Most Reverend Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, to the streets of Aberdeen. Having sermonized at the Royal Wedding, Curry is now an international household name. Presiding Bishop Curry’s presence honors the work of our local community, which is rising to the challenge as we face down a housing crisis and advance lasting solutions.

Local residents will lead a downtown tour highlighting both our plight and our potential for future affordable housing and treatment centers, demonstrating our vision to the Presiding Bishop and members of the New Poor People’s Campaign visiting from across Washington State. We will end the day with a vigil at Aberdeen City Hall to honor the many lives lost due to homelessness in our community. The tour will meet at 3:00pm Saturday, June 16th in the parking lot next to Jay’s Fruit Stand (corner of South G St and E Heron St, Aberdeen, WA 98520) and will end at City Hall (200 E Market St) for a vigil.

Making housing a central priority in Aberdeen’s Revitalization Plan would address issues at the heart of citywide concern for Aberdeen’s economic future.
In recent weeks, the City has responded to homelessness with ordinances that would punish homeless people for the housing crisis. There have been community efforts to evict the largest homeless camp in the city. Like the City and the business community, we want a better future for our city and we want businesses and workers to do well.

We mourn the devastating loss of the Aberdeen Armory, which housed vital services including Meals on Wheels, the Museum of History, and Coastal Community Action Program, a provider of housing assistance. Despite the backlog the fire’s destruction will place on housing resources, we know that as a resilient community, we will rise.

Those who know homelessness firsthand have a vision to restore our county and its people by rebuilding our housing stock. One in sixteen people—approximately 1,000 people—are homeless in Aberdeen (DSHS 2017). For every 100 extremely low-income families in Grays Harbor, there are just 17 housing affordable units available. For the 1,775 extremely low-income households in the county, there are only 615 affordable units available, and for the 1,715 very low-income households, only 605 affordable units are available (American Community Survey Data 2016).

Meanwhile in Aberdeen, 11.7% of housing, 862 units, stand vacant (US Census 2010), most of these currently unfit for human habitation. We propose that 2,000 units be built or restored in Aberdeen to fill the gap in affordable housing availability. Harbor Rising imagines responsible agencies partnering with local organizations to provide housing including pathways to home-ownership and employment in housing construction and restoration. The Future Housing Site tour, led by people who have experienced homeless and housing insecurity first-hand.

The tour will end at City Hall for a vigil for those who have died on the street, prayer, and words from Presiding Bishop Curry.

Harbor Rising is made up of people with experiences of homelessness and housing insecurity, local residents, and organizations including Chaplains on the Harbor, Democracy Rising, Blind Justice and more.

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Jun
28
Thu
Harmonica Pocket, Rock-n-Read @ Elma Timberland Library
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This one man show features guitar solos, electric ukulele, and bass performed live using a loop pedal. Packed with playfully-presented early literacy concepts, children and their grownups will create original lyrics and rhymes to traditional American songs, raise their voices to play with the alphabet’s many amusing sounds, and sing along to the words of favorite children’s books. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

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Jul
5
Thu
Melody Makers: Sing-A-Long Movie @ Elma Timberland Library
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a sing-a-long showing of Illumination’s SING. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

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Jul
6
Fri
Driftwood Theater presents “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney @ Driftwood Theater
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm
Driftwood Theater presents "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney @ Driftwood Theater | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

LOVE LETTERS

Written by A. R. Gurney

Directed by Ben Hohman

Reader’s Theatre for all ages.

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years, where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy if off at war, Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and eventually is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is too late for both of them. However, Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant and gave to each other over the years; physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.

Performance dates: Every Friday and Saturday evening with curtain time at 7:30. Each weekend features a different cast.

Tickets are $15.00 and are available online at:

aberdeendriftwood.com

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Aug
1
Wed
EXCLUSIVE PRE-SCREENING – DINESH D’SPUZA’S ‘DEATH OF A NATION’ @ Riverside Cinema
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EXCLUSIVE PRE-SCREENING - DINESH D’SPUZA’S ‘DEATH OF A NATION’ @ Riverside Cinema | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

Dinesh D’Souza is one of the most controversial political researcher and commentator, who has challenged Democrats, Rhino Republicans and Media on their false narratives about our Constitution and American history. His movie ‘Death of A Nation’ explains the similarities between Presidents Lincoln and Trump elections, how our country is divided and who is behind it all!

‘Death of A Nation’ is set to be released in 1,000 theatres across the nation but The MAGA Network & MAGA One Radio has an Exclusive VIP Pre-Screening Event August 1, 7:00p at the Riverside Cinema in Abderdeen. There are a limited number of tickets, so if you want to see this important history documentary, buy your tickets now at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/death-of-a-nation-prescreening-aberdeen-tickets-47935185430

For more information on this film and to see the the trailer:

Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘Death of A Nation’ A Historic Documentary of American History By: Chrissy Piccolo

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Aug
23
Thu
Star Wars Ship Creator Showing Rare Footage (free to attend) @ Sucher and Son Star Wars Shop
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Star Wars Ship Creator Showing Rare Footage (free to attend) @ Sucher and Son Star Wars Shop | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

Colin Cantwell is the original concept artist and modeler for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, original Millennium Falcon, Y-Wing and others.

Colin will give a free presentation featuring exclusive videos describing his interaction with George Lucas and his work on Star Wars. Also featured will be an audience choice of videos showing some of his other iconic projects including his work on 2001, A Space Odyssey and War Games, as well as his being the Hal 9000 Computer that fed Walter Cronkite the progress of the Apollo 11 moon landing as Walter was broadcasting on live TV in 1969. This will be followed by an opportunity for fans to meet Colin, ask questions and share stories.

Autographs will be on sale for $25 and include a free 8×12 print of either his original 1974 Star Wars concept art or his 1975 photos of the first Star Wars models.
You can learn more about Colin on social media and at https://www.colincantwell.com

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Sep
13
Thu
1968: The Year That Rocked Washington exhibit opening @ State Reception Room, Washington State Capitol
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1968: The Year That Rocked Washington exhibit opening @ State Reception Room, Washington State Capitol | Olympia | Washington | United States

In 1968, Vietnam, civil rights, women’s liberation, and conservation coalesced—and tragedy led the 6 o’clock news. It changed us in ways still rippling a half-century later. 1968: The Year That Rocked Washington features a collection of online stories and an exhibit at the Washington State Capitol with profiles, compelling photos, and artifacts that document the activism and aftershocks of a landmark year in world history.

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Sep
29
Sat
Reach the Beach Washington @ Westport, WA
Sep 29 all-day

The American Lung Association is hosting our second annual cycling event Reach the Beach Washington on September 29, 2018. This cycling event takes place over a fast and flat course with multiple starting points. 100 miles from Lacey, 88 miles from Olympia, 44 miles from Elma, and 25 miles from Cosmopolis, all ending on the beautiful beach in Westport. There will be rest stops ever 15 miles, with hot lunches and hydration at each stop. There will also be bike mechanics along the route to provide quick fixes to popped tires, chain malfunctions, etc. Once across the finish line, we will celebrate with good food, good drinks, and good company!

For more information about the race and volunteer opportunities please visit our website reachthebeachwa.org

*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REST STOPS*

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Oct
31
Wed
Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner @ Westport Winery
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

Westport Winery will host one of its popular murder mystery dinners on Wednesday, October 31 at 6pm which is Halloween night. The Murder Before Midnight features the unlikely marriage of 1960s posh aristocracy with hippy pig farmers. Half of the victims and suspects are Kennedy era wannabes while the other half sport tie dye and peace signs. Everyone is invited to dress for the fun and the holiday as they see fit. A few guests may volunteer to join the cast, and everyone will act as deputies in solving Who done it?

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Nov
1
Thu
Friends of the Library Book Sale @ Elma Timberland Library
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Friends of the Elma Timberland Library are hosting their Fall Book Sale. Pick up great books at even better prices!

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