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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Workshop: Changing Shorelines @ Grays Harbor College
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The public is invited to “Changing Shorelines” – a science forum – on Tuesday November 17th to learn about coastal hazards in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. Top scientists will present recent studies about coastal erosion, flooding, and sea-level rise, and will bring in specific discussion of what this means for coastal Washington. This free and educational event will allow participants to interact with scientists and the science, and leave with a better understanding about coastlines. Light dinner will be provided. Event is free. Location is the Schermer Building, room 4134 at Grays Harbor Community College, 6-8 pm.

For more information, please contact Casey Dennehy at 360-556-6509 or casey@surfrider.org. Walk-ins welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not required!

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Fishing for Energy: Marine Debris Recycling Information Event @ Westport Maritime Museum
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am
Fishing for Energy: Marine Debris Recycling Information Event @ Westport Maritime Museum | Westport | Washington | United States

Fishing for Energy, a partnership between NOAA Marine Debris Program, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Covanta and  Schnitzer Steel Industries, helps to prevent and reduce the impacts of derelict fishing gear in the marine environment. They have partnered with the Westport Marina to provide local fishermen the opportunity to get rid of their old or broken fishing gear.

There will be a public event at 11am on Friday, October 14th, at the Westport Maritime Museum to learn more about the program

From September 26 – October 17th, fisherman can bring their unwanted gear to the Westport Marina office, Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm for disposal.

Please RSVP by email to courtney.mcgeachy@nfwf.org by Monday October 10.

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COASST Marine Debris Training Session @ Ocean Shore Convention Center
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
COASST Marine Debris Training Session @ Ocean Shore Convention Center | Ocean Shores | Washington | United States

COASST Marine Debris participants survey local beaches and collect data on the characteristics and location of debris – data that will ultimately be used to map the source and transport pathways of debris, as well as the potential harm to people, wildlife, and local coastal ecosystems. Volunteers need NO prior experience, just a commitment to survey a specific beach (about ¾ mile) each month.

If you are interested in participating, join COASST staff for the training session. There is no charge to attend the training, but plan to provide a $20 refundable deposit if you would like to take home a COASST volunteer kit. Training activities take place indoors. Beach surveys are best conducted in groups of 2 or more – please come with a survey partner in mind or plan to join a team during training.

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March First Friday Art Walk @ Aberdeen Art Center
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mending Lab @ Mending Lab with Bespoke Hogaboom
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mending Lab @ Mending Lab with Bespoke Hogaboom

Come have your jeans repaired, and learn both hand- and machine-mending techniques for garment repair!

Kelly Hogaboom of Bespoke Hogaboom (Aberdeen, WA) will be joined by Traci Kay Pryde of Pryde Hantverk (Graham, WA) to a Mending Lab in Hoquiam at ART HQx! Saturday June 18th!

They will be demonstrating jean and garment repair – you can bring YOUR item that needs to be mended or altered, and they will take a look! They will do as much mending as they can onsite, and they will also have resources to share about how to mend and care for your clothing for a more sustainable, cost-savings wardrobe.

Music provided by the wonderful DJ Ohms of Analog Boss!

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Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival @ Lake Sylvia State Park
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Lake Sylvia State Park Fall Festival @ Lake Sylvia State Park

The FOSLS LAKE SYLVIA STATE PARK FALL FESTIVAL continues the tradition for our 12th year!
Come join us on SUNDAY, September 10th, 2023 from 8:30 – 4:00 for a day filled with fun and family activities.

If you enjoy running we have trail Races that begin at 8:30 am. From 10 – 4, you can find one of a kind art and hand crafted treasures at the Artisans Market and eat delicious food while enjoying great live music by talented local acts all on the peaceful shores of beautiful Lake Sylvia. There will also be a kayak paddling adventure, a Watershed Festival by the GH Stream Team, Galaxy Harbor Dancers and educational exhibits in the Legacy Pavilion. You can decorate a pumpkin or take a group photo in our photo booth and we will have kids activities as well.

Park for free at Simpson School (519 Simpson Ave W, Montesano WA), and take a free shuttle to the Festival. Parking inside the park is limited and requires a Discover Pass. Free Disabled Parking is available inside the park. Watch our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LakeSylviaStateParkFallFestival for up to date information, applications, and schedules.

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