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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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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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

“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

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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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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