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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Apr
29
Sat
Voices from the Harbor – Layers of Meaning: Experiencing the Built Environment @ The Polson Museum
Apr 29 @ 2:30 pm
Voices from the Harbor - Layers of Meaning: Experiencing the Built Environment @ The Polson Museum | Hoquiam | Washington | United States

Origins. Remnants. Renaissance. Peel back the layers of meaning of places and spaces of special significance to the Harbor region’s identity along a self-guided tour. Then, join us for a reception at the Polson Museum with local historians and discussions of insights and perspectives sparked by the tour. Tour guides and information will be available on April 29 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Hoquiam Library.

Voices from the Harbor is an event series produced with funding from Humanities Washington. Layers of Meaning: Experiencing the Built Environment is the second event in a three part series.

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Jun
3
Sat
Passport to Grays Harbor History @ 12 Grays Harbor Museums
Jun 3 all-day

Today is the kick off of availability of Passport to Grays Harbor History. Visit a museum today (Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Lake Quinault, McCleary, Montesano, Moclips, Ocean Shores, or Westport) and get started collecting your unique passport stamps. Great summer fun!

Quinault Tribal Museum has had to postpone their celebration to June 16 & 17, but it will be worth the wait with a storyteller, artisans, vender, tours & refreshments.

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Jun
10
Sat
Elma High School Graduation @ Grays Harbor County Fair and Event Center
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm

It’s that time of year again. Come out to the fairgrounds to watch the Elma High School Class of 2017 graduate. Watch as the tassels move side to side and the hats come off! We’ll see you there!

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Jun
21
Wed
Annual High School Completion Ceremony @ Grays Harbor College
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm

The celebration is for anyone earning a GED between July 2016 and now who took the GED tests at the College. Those interested in participating should contact the Transitions office at 360-538-4167 as soon as possible.

Not only does the event acknowledge those who have successfully passed the GED test, but also those who have earned their high school diplomas through GHC’s High School 21+ program. Tickets are not required for the ceremony.

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Sep
15
Fri
Whale of a Quilt Show @ Ocean Shores Convention Center
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

showHourly door prizes, everyday
Demonstrations
Great vendors & shopping galore
Sea Pal Quilters Unique Boutique
Vote for your favorite quilts
Purchase your raffle quilt tickets

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Sep
16
Sat
Chehalis Watershed Festival @ Lake Sylvia State Park
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Chehalis Watershed Festival will be a part of the festivities at the Lake Sylvia Fall Festival. Look for exhibitors by the lake and try out the fun arts, crafts and water-related learning activities with your whole family.

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Whale of a Quilt Show @ Ocean Shores Convention Center
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

showHourly door prizes, everyday
Demonstrations
Great vendors & shopping galore
Sea Pal Quilters Unique Boutique
Vote for your favorite quilts
Purchase your raffle quilt tickets

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Sep
17
Sun
Whale of a Quilt Show @ Ocean Shores Convention Center
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

showHourly door prizes, everyday
Demonstrations
Great vendors & shopping galore
Sea Pal Quilters Unique Boutique
Vote for your favorite quilts
Purchase your raffle quilt tickets

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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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Oct
14
Sat
Tell Your Immigration Story: A Writing Workshop @ Aberdeen Timberland Library
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Explore the story of your immigration or an ancestor’s in this writing workshop under the guidance of author and poet Joanne Clarkson. Clarkson most recently published a volume of poetry, “The Fates,” which touched on her grandmothers’ immigration experiences.

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Oct
19
Thu
Lecture Series: Rayonier – 90 Years of Land Management @ Home Port Restaurant Banquet Room
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm
Lecture Series: Rayonier - 90 Years of Land Management @ Home Port Restaurant Banquet Room | Ocean Shores | Washington | United States

Coastal Interpretive Center’s Rayonier: 90 Years of Land Management is a presentation about the 90-year history of Rayonier’s land management and modern forestry practices, presented by Mark Smalley, Engineering Manager, and Dan Stransky, the Senior Timber Marketing Manager for Rayonier’s lands in Oregon and Washington.

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Nov
4
Sat
Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth? @ Lacey Timberland Library
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth? @ Lacey Timberland Library | Lacey | Washington | United States

Throughout the Northwest, people have been reporting encounters with the Sasquatch— a hairy, eight to ten-foot-tall hominid —for hundreds of years. Yet no scientifically accepted evidence has been offered to establish this being’s existence.

Author David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Northwest icon, discusses the rules of critical thinking and the workings of the scientific method, and explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist” by gathering credible evidence that can be used to substantiate the Sasquatch’s status as either Man-Ape or Myth.

He is the author of “The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual: Using Citizen Science to Uncover North America’s Most Elusive Creature“.  Read more about the author here.

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Mar
17
Sat
Grays Harbor Happenings: the Newsreels of C.D. Anderson @ McCleary Timberland Library
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The McCleary Historical Society and the McCleary Timberland Library are hosting “Grays Harbor Happenings: the Newsreels of C.D. Anderson” on the big screen.
The documentary highlights the discovery of newsreel footage of the 1920s from Grays Harbor County, the preservation of the films, and a community embracing its history. Produced, written, and directed by Ann Coppel, with narration by Grant Goodeve of the popular KING-TV series “Northwest Backroads”.
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May
19
Sat
Human Impacts on Aquatic Systems at the Microbial Level @ Grays Harbor Coolege, Schermer Bldg, Room 4134-a
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This workshop seeks to describe the measurable differences in stream micobial populations as related to human impacts in forest, residential, and industrial areas. Simple interventions to minimize these impacts will be described.

Tour of the GHC Fish lab optional to follow

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Jun
18
Mon
Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy @ Aberdeen Timberland Library
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am
Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy @ Aberdeen Timberland Library | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy
Info Session Every 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 fines over $500
• Motivated and committed

This program is completely FREE to eligible students!

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

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

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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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Jul
16
Mon
Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy @ Aberdeen Timberland Library
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am
Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy @ Aberdeen Timberland Library | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy
Info Session every 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 fines over $500
• Motivated and committed

This program is completely FREE to eligible students!

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

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

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Aug
20
Mon
Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy @ Aberdeen Timberland Library
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am
Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy @ Aberdeen Timberland Library | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy
Info Session every 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 fines over $500
• Motivated and committed

This program is completely FREE to eligible students!

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

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

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Aug
24
Fri
Instagram Class for Small Businesses @ Tinderbox Coffee Roasters
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instagram Class for Small Businesses @ Tinderbox Coffee Roasters | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

Are you a small business owner? Do you KNOW you should be utilizing instagram for your business but are afraid to start? Do you have an instagram and feel stuck and unable to grow your audience and generate income?

This class is for you! Learn how to grow and engage your audience, drive traffic to your website, and create a profile that’s personal and informative. This class will be 2 hours long and occurring on Friday, August 24th at 6pm and Saturday, August 25th at 6pm. Cost is $25. Location will be at Tinderbox Coffee Roasters in Aberdeen, WA.

Bring a notebook! If you’d like to have your instagram critiqued in class, please email me your profile: junipertreephoto@gmail.com

There is limited space in these two classes – only 11 per slot to keep things community oriented and personal. If spaces fill, another class will be scheduled to include more people. Email or call for further questions!

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Aug
14
Wed
The Perspective Album Release Party @ NW Passage
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm
The Perspective Album Release Party @ NW Passage

Crown the Kings Entertainment / Artist Helping Artist LLC Presents:

The Perspective Album Release Party

Starring:

ReaLife
w/DJ Eskro

21+ Must Have ID

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Sep
21
Sat
10th Annual Lake Sylvia State Park FALL FESTIVAL @ Lake Sylvia State Park
Sep 21 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
10th Annual Lake Sylvia State Park FALL FESTIVAL @ Lake Sylvia State Park

10th Annual Lake Sylvia State Park
FALL FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7 AM – 4 PM
Lake Sylvia State Park – 1813 Lake Sylvia Rd North Montesano, WA
https://www.facebook.com/LakeSylviaStateParkFallFestival/

Pancake Breakfast
7 am—11 pm $5
Trail Races 8:30 am
Half Marathon / 10K / 5 K
Artists Market 9 am—4 pm
Food Booths and Live Music
Historic Talk by “Doc Shores” 1 pm
Kayak Paddle 2 pm
Kids Vintage Games and Nature Crafts
Educational booths by Stream Team

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May
14
Fri
Find Work Friday Virtual Job Fair @ Online
May 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Find Work Friday Virtual Job Fair @ Online

The economy is growing again and employers are hiring!

Find Work Friday is a WorkSource virtual hiring event that connects you to employers who are hiring. Many employers need to rebuild their workforce. Now is the time to start your job search and WorkSource is here to help.

Join us for this FREE hiring event and connect directly with local employers from different industries. Find Work Friday provides an opportunity to chat with recruiters instantly to see if their company is a good fit for you.

Use the registration link to save you spot today at this FREE virtual job fair. Registration link: https://bit.ly/3dWdsSO

WorkSource is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Relay Service: 711

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation in order to attend this event, please email Mpong@thurstonchamber.com or call (360) 347-6054, to request an accommodation.

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