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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Mar
3
Thu
Coast Works Info Session @ Hoquiam Timberland Library
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Coast Works Info Session @ Hoquiam Timberland Library | Hoquiam | Washington | United States

Do you have an idea to start or expand a business that makes money, builds community and conserves the environment? Washington Coast Works and Enterprise for Equity invite you to a free information session to learn more about the Washington Coast Works Sustainable Small Business Competition.

The competition has been established by The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with Enterprise for Equity, Pinchot University’s Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship and the Taala Fund, and funded in part by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development Grant U.S. Department of Agriculture

The competition will be open to applicants starting new businesses in Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Clallam Counties, including the tribal communities of Neah Bay, La Push, Hoh, Queets and Taholah, as well as other rural communities, and the cities of Forks, Ocean Shores, Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Montesano, Cosmopolis and Westport.

The competition is designed to diversify the local economy through the development of new small businesses, build business leadership in local communities, grow a constituency that supports conservation and sustainable natural resource use, and ultimately contribute to a new vision of sustainable community and economic development on the Washington Coast.

Contestants will be selected from graduates of Enterprise for Equity’s Business Readiness Workshop and will be required to complete Enterprise for Equity’s Business Planning Program.

visit www.enterpriseforequity.org or call 360-704-3375 for more information. No registration is required for this information session.

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Jul
1
Fri
That Summer Gallery Opening @ South Beach Arts Association
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
That Summer Gallery Opening @ South Beach Arts Association | Westport | Washington | United States

South Beach Arts Association will open That Summer Gallery every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from July 1 through Sept 25. Over 50 artists from the Harbor and surrounding communities will display and sell their artwork. Wide variety of medium including glass, pottery, hand tied knots on glass floats, jewelry, mosaics, silver jewelry, painting, photography

During the summer, there will be special weekends at the gallery.  July 1–4 will feature artwork from grade school students who participated in the Fine Arts portion of the After School Program at Ocosta School. Members of the SBAA took turns teaching an art medium each month. The following is a schedule of other special weekends to look forward to this summer at the gallery: 

  • July 9–10:  Garden art and plant sale
  • Aug. 6–7: Join us for a collaborative urban art project.
  • Aug. 27: Silk scarf painting demonstration with Kristi Beitzel
  • Sept 24–25: Fall Out with the miniature art exhibit.

For more information about the gallery, visit SBAA’s Facebook page here.

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Dec
6
Tue
Free Health Insurance Enrollment Help @ Grays Harbor Public Health Department
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Free Health Insurance Enrollment Help @ Grays Harbor Public Health Department | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

Looking for health insurance can be overwhelming. Get free confidential health from CHOICE navigators to find the right coverage right for you.

We can help by:
1. Explaining the enrollment process
2. Compare plans and options
3. Determine eligibility for financial support

Navigators are available at the Grays Harbor Health Department Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 1-844-446-4367 to make an appointment or get help right away.

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Dec
9
Fri
Ugly Sweater Dance @ Montesano City Hall
Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm

Show off that sweater at the “Ugly Sweater” dance at the Montesano City Hall. Your ticket includes a souvenir cup and 2 drinks during the event. This event is for 21 and over. Pre-sale tickets available at Bulldog Lanes, KD&S Environmental, Kix95.3/Grays Harbor Radio and Umpqua Bank.

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Feb
24
Fri
Chocolate on the Beach Festival @ Pacific Beach
Feb 24 all-day
Chocolate on the Beach Festival @ Pacific Beach

The North Beach is celebrating a Decade of Decadence with “Death by Chocolate” at the 10th Annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival! Chocolate recipe contests, chocolate demonstrations, local chocolate food & drink contests and on Saturday and Sunday chocolatiers and craft vendors.

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Jul
14
Fri
Montesano Car Show Poker Run @ Fosses Hot Rods & Cool Cars
Jul 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Kickoff Poker Run for the Montesano Car Show & Summerfest. Information for the car show, here.

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Jul
15
Sat
Annual Garden Tour @ Grays Harbor County
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2017 Annual Garden Tour features five delightful gardens a short drive away in the Raymond area of Pacific County. Choose your own starting point, and visit all or as many gardens as you want. This is a self-guided tour. All proceeds benefit the WSU Master Gardener educational program of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties.

Tickets are available at Aberdeen, Marshall’s Garden & Pet; Hoquiam, Harbor Drug & Gifts; Montesano, Valu Drug; Elma Variety Store; Grayland, the Rose Cottage; Ocean Shores, Galway Bay/Celtic Imports and Mermaid Cove; Raymond, Dennis Company and Everyone’s Video & More; South Bend, Elixir Café and Floral Design.

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Jul
26
Wed
Hog Wild Coastal Rally @ Quinault Beach Resort and Casino
Jul 26 @ 1:41 am – 2:41 am
Hog Wild Coastal Rally @ Quinault Beach Resort and Casino | Ocean Shores | Washington | United States

If you need a break between boating on the lake or cruising with the top down, dust off that motorcycle and ride over to Quinault Beach Resort and Casino’s Hog Wild Coastal Rally weekend. Whether your bike is new or vintage, chromed or matte black, real or imagined, this is the weekend for you. And daydreamers: stay tuned for the chance to turn that fantasy into a 2017 Indian Dark Horse reality. For more information, go here.

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Jul
28
Fri
Bikers at the Beach @ Ocean Shores
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Bring Your bikes and friends to the annual rally on the beach at the Ocean Shores Convention Center and new satellite location in Westport. Group ride to and from Westport. Vendors, outdoor food court, beer gardens, bike shows, games and contests, ride through bike blessing booths, live music and two nights of biker parties.

Event proceeds benefit BACA and Communities in Schools

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Jul
29
Sat
Bikers at the Beach @ Ocean Shores
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 am

Bring Your bikes and friends to the annual rally on the beach at the Ocean Shores Convention Center and new satellite location in Westport. Group ride to and from Westport. Vendors, outdoor food court, beer gardens, bike shows, games and contests, ride through bike blessing booths, live music and two nights of biker parties.

Event proceeds benefit BACA and Communities in Schools

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Jul
30
Sun
Bikers at the Beach @ Ocean Shores
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring Your bikes and friends to the annual rally on the beach at the Ocean Shores Convention Center and new satellite location in Westport. Group ride to and from Westport. Vendors, outdoor food court, beer gardens, bike shows, games and contests, ride through bike blessing booths, live music and two nights of biker parties.

Event proceeds benefit BACA and Communities in Schools

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Sep
1
Fri
Tech Toys for Adults @ Elma Timberland Library
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

STEM is not just for kids! Play with a 3D pen, Makey Makey, Osmo and robots Dot and Dash. Enjoy snacks and find out who won the adult Summer Reading prizes!

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Sep
14
Thu
BHP Open House @ Hoquiam High School Commons
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
BHP Open House @ Hoquiam High School Commons | Hoquiam | Washington | United States

BHP, a leading global resources company, will be holding a public open house to inform the community and interested parties about a potential potash export facility at the Port of Grays Harbor’s Terminal 3 in west Hoquiam.

Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity for questions and discussions at various stations with BHP representatives. For more information, go here.

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Oct
3
Tue
Map Your Family’s Migration @ Timberland Libraries
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am

All October long, pick up a colorful world map at the Information Desk to trace your family’s passage from your ancestral homeland to Grays Harbor, with landing points along the way. We will supply markers and other crafting supplies for you to use. Maps will be available starting Oct. 3. Supplies are limited. Submissions may be posted to library social media.

Participating libraries: Aberdeen, Amanda Park, Westport

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Feb
20
Tue
PageTurners Book Group @ Elma Timberland Library
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join others in a conversation about the book “The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck. Everyone is welcome to join any or all discussions.

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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
13
Tue
Opiate Overdose Prevention Workshop @ Elma Timberland Library
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Learn what opioids are and how to react to an opiate overdose. Immediately following the presentation will be an opportunity to ask questions as well as to receive a free Naloxene kit from Grays Harbor County Health Department.

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Mar
20
Tue
PageTurners Book Group @ Elma Timberland Library
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join others in a conversation about the book “Fordlandia,” by Greg Grandin. Everyone is welcome to join any or all discussions.

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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
21
Mon
Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy Info Session @ Aberdeen Timberland Library
May 21 @ 10:00 am
Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy Info Session @ Aberdeen Timberland Library | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy
Meetings 1st Monday Monthly at 10:00AM

Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy is a tuition-free career training and education program that will connect students with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers in the high-demand healthcare and information technology industries. Students in the Cascades program receive FREE college education on local campuses, wrap around services, and extensive tutoring, mentoring, and skills development. Students also have the opportunity to earn Microsoft Imagine Academy certifications and industry-recognized credentials in healthcare or information technology via hands-on, practical experience.

Attend the information/application workshops for Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy onsite at the Aberdeen Timberland Library and learn about this exciting NEW Job Corps Pilot Program. We offer two specific Career Pathways:

Healthcare
Associates of Sciences Degree in Pre Nursing or Biology
-Medical Administrative Specialist
-Certified Medical Assistant

Information Technology
Associates of Technical Arts Degree
-Computer Applications Support Technician
-Network Technician
-Game & Web Development

Basic Qualifications:
• 16-21 years of age
• Meet income standards (varies by applicant)
• No pending court dates
• No court fines over $500
• Motivated and committed

This program is completely FREE to eligible students!

If you are ready to take the next step contact Eric, or visit www.CascadesJobCorpsCCA.com

Eric Thompson
Office: 206-212-6189
Text: 253-265-7054
Thompson.eric@jobcorps.org

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Mar
6
Wed
Let’s Talk — Climate Change @ Fairfield Inn and Suites
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Let's Talk -- Climate Change @ Fairfield Inn and Suites

Have you noticed the snow and cold this winter? Is it part of the future?
The Chehalis River Basin Land Trust is sponsoring a community forum to talk about climate change and how our community can respond.

The discussion will be introduced by Centralia College instructor Dr. Lisa Carlson. She offers this statement: Climate change is here. Predictions of warmer temperatures, more wildfire and more intense storms seem to be coming true. What does this mean for Washington State? How will my family and I be affected? What can we do to prepare for it and help reduce our climate impact?

The event will be on Wednesday, March 6th, at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Grand Mound. The event is from 6 to 8 PM; light refreshments will be served.

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Apr
25
Thu
Orcas, Salmon, and You, oh my @ Mt Olympus Brewery
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a local brew and conversation about threats to orcas and salmon. Then we’ll share ideas that might help protect these iconic species.
Light refreshments provided
Co-sponsored by the Grays Harbor Stream Team

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