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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Community Lecture: Science at the Seaport @ Home Port Restaurant
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm
Community Lecture: Science at the Seaport @ Home Port Restaurant | Ocean Shores | Washington | United States

“Science at the Seaport: Another Strand in the ‘Line’ of Grays Harbor Community Science” – brought to you by the Coastal Interpretive Center

The Historical Seaport’s new Director of Science Education, Christie Barchenger, will speak at the Home Port Restaurant banquet room, 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 20.

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Author Talk: How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse @ Aberdeen LIbrary
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Author John O’Brien talks about the latest in his “A New World” Series. O’Brien, author of the 10-book, “A New World” series, explains that he wrote with one guiding question in mind: what would he do in the event of an apocalypse? 

The author will talk about, and read excerpts from his books at the Aberdeen Timberland Library, Saturday, November 19 from 2-3 p.m. Following the talk, O’Brien will sign books.The Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library will provide refreshments for this program.

O’Brien is a former Air Force fighter pilot instructor who transitioned to Special Operations for the latter part of his military career, earning a campaign ribbon for his service in Desert Storm. Following military service he became a firefighter and EMT, then joined the Information Technology industry in corporate management. Currently, O’Brien works full-time writing books for the “A New World” series.

All TRL programs are free and open to the public. The Aberdeen Timberland Library is located at 121 E. Market Street. For more information, call the library at 360-533-2360 or visit www.TRL.org

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Coastal Interpretive Center Board Meeting @ Coastal Interpretive Center
May 12 @ 4:30 pm

To reach long term goals, we recognize the need to have a solid strategic plan. Coastal Interpretive Center would like to add a member to the Board of Directors whose primary purpose would be to lead that effort. Are you great at strategic planning? We want you, we want you now! Come to the next board meeting.

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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:

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

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Welcome to Ocean Shores Sign Dedication & Kick-Off 50th Anniversary Celebration @ Ocean Shores City Enterance
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Welcome to Ocean Shores Sign Dedication & Kick-Off 50th Anniversary Celebration @ Ocean Shores City Enterance

On November 3, 1970 by special election and signed off by former Washington Secretary of State Ludlow Kramer, the community of Ocean Shores became a certified city. As such, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Ocean Shores’ cityhood.

Anniversary events will begin with a kick-off celebration recognizing the Welcome to Ocean Shores sign, erected 20 years ago at the city gates, as a significant historical feature.

Hosting this event, the Museum of the North Beach and Ocean Shores Coastal Interpretive Center with missions to preserve and share area history have joined forces to erect an informational plaque explaining that artist Judy McVay created the sign. The Mayor and City Council are expected to attend.

Judy McVay along with her brothers pioneered chainsaw carving as an artform, founded the chainsaw carving expo at the Puyallup Fair in the 1980’s, were instrumental in creating local carving events, and Judy was the first Washington woman to win a chainsaw carving competition. In addition to creating the Welcome to Ocean Shores sign, her work can be seen all along the Washington Coast, the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (Hwy 101) and many other locations.

In Ocean Shores, Judy’s work can be viewed at Moby Dick’s on Point Brown Ave. where her “Sand Castle” sign hangs as well as inside the Convention Center vestibule where collaborative pieces created by Judy and her son, Boaz Backus can be found. Boaz along with brother, Steve founded the “sawdust” portion of Ocean Shores’ famed Sand and Sawdust Festival.

“The Welcome to Ocean Shores sign is a highly photographed, significant part of the experience when entering the city and should be recognized as such,” said Coastal Interpretive Center Board President, Nancy Eldridge. “The Museum of the North Beach and our friends at the Coastal Interpretive Center are proud to recognize this historical artifact,” added Museum of the North Beach Executive Director, Kelly Calhoun.

Sign dedication will commence at noon, Saturday January 18, 2020 at the city gates. A historical marker will be placed near the sign and this event will officially kick-off the year long Ocean Shores 50th anniversary celebration. Everyone is encouraged and invited to attend!

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