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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Jan
24
Fri
Bundle Up and Write @ Historic Tokeland Hotel
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

South Beach Writers present Bundle Up and Write, a writers retreat on the South Beach. For more information call 360-268-0081.

Friday evening, January 24
5:00 Dinner
7:00pm Kathleen Flenniken, Washington State Poel Laureate
Saturday, January 25
8:00am Breakfast
10:00 Solvieg Torvik, author
“The many dimensions of publishing”
Saturday, January 25
12:00pm Lunch
1:30 pm Ryan Williams, author
“How to finish the novel you started”
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Nov
17
Tue
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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Jan
24
Tue
Personal Preparedness Forum @ Personal Preparedness Forum - Held at Hoquiam Library
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm

Grays Harbor Emergency Management
Personal Preparedness Forum
**THIS IS A FREE EVENT OPEN TO ALL**

COME LEARN ABOUT……..
1. Site specific risk and hazards for emergency and natural disasters.
2. How to better prepare yourself to reduce the impact of any disaster event in your community, home, family and pets too!!
3. Disaster medication preparation. (Sharon Wallace, Ph.D., RN)
4. Learn how to get involved in your community.

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Mar
7
Tue
Mosaic in Motion @ Aberdeen Eagles
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kaleidoscope Belly Dance presents MOSAIC IN MOTION; A celebration of performing arts, providing an environment for expression of movement for performers of all genres, ages, and levels of experience. This is a Free show that features many different genres of dance performance. A family friendly showcase of performance talent – dancers and performers to music – from Grays Harbor and beyond! This is a great way to show off how awesome our community is!

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Mar
23
Thu
Personal Preparedness Forum @ McCleary Library @ McCleary Library
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm

Grays Harbor Emergency Management
Personal Preparedness Forum
**THIS IS A FREE EVENT OPEN TO ALL**
COME LEARN ABOUT…..
1. Site specific risk and hazards for emergency and natural disasters.
2. How to better prepare yourself to reduce the impact of any disaster event in your community, home, family and pets too!!
3. Disaster medication preparation. (Sharon Wallace, Ph.D., RN)
4. Learn how to get involved in your community.

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Apr
22
Sat
Historic Hoquiam Memories @ Historic Hotel Emerson aka Emerson Manor
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A get together of local history and memorabilia. Hotel Emerson was opened in April 1924 and will be 93years old on the 30th of the month. Stop in and tour the lobby and what is now the Hoquiam Senior Center, which was a part of original hotel building.
Several local buildings will be represented at this event.

To date the following have made a commitment to attend and share the time relating stories of the buildings and history of Hoquiam events.

Their will also be several Hoquiam Memorabilia Collectors attending and sharing stories and their memorabilia of local historic events. Bring your stories and memorabilia and share. Please contact me if you would like to participate.

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Jun
26
Mon
Vacation Bible School 2017 @ First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen
Jun 26 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Vacation Bible School 2017 @ First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

A summer kids’ event called Maker Fun Factory VBS will be hosted at First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen, 420 N Broadway from Mon, June 26 to Thurs, June 29, 2017. At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them—and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, learn Bible Memory to remind them of God’s love, and test out Science-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the FunShop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.
Dinner will be provided at 5:15 pm each day.

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Jun
27
Tue
Vacation Bible School 2017 @ First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen
Jun 27 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Vacation Bible School 2017 @ First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

A summer kids’ event called Maker Fun Factory VBS will be hosted at First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen, 420 N Broadway from Mon, June 26 to Thurs, June 29, 2017. At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them—and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, learn Bible Memory to remind them of God’s love, and test out Science-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the FunShop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.
Dinner will be provided at 5:15 pm each day.

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Jun
28
Wed
Vacation Bible School 2017 @ First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen
Jun 28 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Vacation Bible School 2017 @ First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

A summer kids’ event called Maker Fun Factory VBS will be hosted at First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen, 420 N Broadway from Mon, June 26 to Thurs, June 29, 2017. At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them—and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, learn Bible Memory to remind them of God’s love, and test out Science-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the FunShop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.
Dinner will be provided at 5:15 pm each day.

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Jun
29
Thu
Vacation Bible School 2017 @ First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen
Jun 29 @ 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Vacation Bible School 2017 @ First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen | Aberdeen | Washington | United States

A summer kids’ event called Maker Fun Factory VBS will be hosted at First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen, 420 N Broadway from Mon, June 26 to Thurs, June 29, 2017. At Maker Fun Factory, kids discover that God made them—and for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, learn Bible Memory to remind them of God’s love, and test out Science-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the FunShop Finale that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.
Dinner will be provided at 5:15 pm each day.

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Aug
9
Wed
Grays Harbor County Fair @ Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Grays Harbor County Fair @ Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds | Elma | Washington | United States

The Grays Harbor County Fair runs August 9-13, 2017 in Elma. Promising great food, fun, animals and entertainment. Appearing Wednesday, Aug. 9th on the Pepsi Stage is Old Dominion. Thursday, Aug. 10th is the Coats, Seattle’s premiere a capella group. Saturday, Aug. 12 check out the Car Races followed by Petty Fever, one of the nation’s top Tom Petty Tribute Bands. Daily entertainment includes Davis Carnival rides, the comedy and magic of Steve the Pretty Good, Muriel’s Petting Zoo, and A Walk on the Wild Side animal display. Plus local entertainment such as the Olson Brothers, Fair Talent Show, Cheerleading Exhibitions and more! Check the website for details.

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Aug
10
Thu
Grays Harbor County Fair @ Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Grays Harbor County Fair @ Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds | Elma | Washington | United States

The Grays Harbor County Fair runs August 9-13, 2017 in Elma. Promising great food, fun, animals and entertainment. Appearing Wednesday, Aug. 9th on the Pepsi Stage is Old Dominion. Thursday, Aug. 10th is the Coats, Seattle’s premiere a capella group. Saturday, Aug. 12 check out the Car Races followed by Petty Fever, one of the nation’s top Tom Petty Tribute Bands. Daily entertainment includes Davis Carnival rides, the comedy and magic of Steve the Pretty Good, Muriel’s Petting Zoo, and A Walk on the Wild Side animal display. Plus local entertainment such as the Olson Brothers, Fair Talent Show, Cheerleading Exhibitions and more! Check the website for details.

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Aug
11
Fri
Grays Harbor County Fair @ Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Grays Harbor County Fair @ Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds | Elma | Washington | United States

The Grays Harbor County Fair runs August 9-13, 2017 in Elma. Promising great food, fun, animals and entertainment. Appearing Wednesday, Aug. 9th on the Pepsi Stage is Old Dominion. Thursday, Aug. 10th is the Coats, Seattle’s premiere a capella group. Saturday, Aug. 12 check out the Car Races followed by Petty Fever, one of the nation’s top Tom Petty Tribute Bands. Daily entertainment includes Davis Carnival rides, the comedy and magic of Steve the Pretty Good, Muriel’s Petting Zoo, and A Walk on the Wild Side animal display. Plus local entertainment such as the Olson Brothers, Fair Talent Show, Cheerleading Exhibitions and more! Check the website for details.

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Aug
12
Sat
Grays Harbor County Fair @ Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Grays Harbor County Fair @ Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds | Elma | Washington | United States

The Grays Harbor County Fair runs August 9-13, 2017 in Elma. Promising great food, fun, animals and entertainment. Appearing Wednesday, Aug. 9th on the Pepsi Stage is Old Dominion. Thursday, Aug. 10th is the Coats, Seattle’s premiere a capella group. Saturday, Aug. 12 check out the Car Races followed by Petty Fever, one of the nation’s top Tom Petty Tribute Bands. Daily entertainment includes Davis Carnival rides, the comedy and magic of Steve the Pretty Good, Muriel’s Petting Zoo, and A Walk on the Wild Side animal display. Plus local entertainment such as the Olson Brothers, Fair Talent Show, Cheerleading Exhibitions and more! Check the website for details.

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Aug
13
Sun
Grays Harbor County Fair @ Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grays Harbor County Fair @ Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds | Elma | Washington | United States

The Grays Harbor County Fair runs August 9-13, 2017 in Elma. Promising great food, fun, animals and entertainment. Appearing Wednesday, Aug. 9th on the Pepsi Stage is Old Dominion. Thursday, Aug. 10th is the Coats, Seattle’s premiere a capella group. Saturday, Aug. 12 check out the Car Races followed by Petty Fever, one of the nation’s top Tom Petty Tribute Bands. Daily entertainment includes Davis Carnival rides, the comedy and magic of Steve the Pretty Good, Muriel’s Petting Zoo, and A Walk on the Wild Side animal display. Plus local entertainment such as the Olson Brothers, Fair Talent Show, Cheerleading Exhibitions and more! Check the website for details.

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Sep
30
Sat
Be Great Community Event @ 7th Street Theatre
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Be Great Community Event @ 7th Street Theatre | Hoquiam | Washington | United States

Join us for an evening of impact as we raise awareness on the delicate subject of child sex trafficking. Expert speaker, Dr. Cyndi Romine (founder of Called To Rescue) will teach prevention, share facts & statistics, and help attendees understand the truths of what is happening throughout WA and the world. To lighten the mood, we are mixing in live performances from Jackie Mitchell, Wil Russoul, and Ericka Corban. Enjoy food, beverages, beer & wine provided by Mill 109 & Hoquiam Brewing Company.

From 10:00 p.m. until midnight, our post-event celebration continues at Hoquiam Brewing Company with more live music, activities, and a social gathering. Get to know the speakers, performers, and producers of Be Great!

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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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Apr
18
Thu
Biology and Brews @ Mount Olympus Brewing
Apr 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Biology and Brews @ Mount Olympus Brewing

April 18th will be Grays Harbor Stream Teams second Biology and Brews pub talk at Mount Olympus Brewing in Aberdeen WA.

Jennifer Riedmayer, Nonpoint Water Quality Specialist with the Washington State Department of Ecology, will be speaking on water quality and the Newaukum Basin.

The talk starts at 5:00 pm, I will be around after to answer questions.

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Apr
25
Thu
Rural Community Vitality Forum @ Grays Harbor College
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Rural Community Vitality Forum @ Grays Harbor College

Washington’s economy is booming
Are you experiencing the boom in your business, organization, and community?

When it comes to training existing employees and finding qualified new hires, the challenge is real in rural Washington. Education, workforce training, and other services may or may not be available where you live. If they are—then are they working for you? Effective policy for rural regions can only be informed by the “lived in” experience of people in those communities. That’s the purpose behind this Rural Community Vitality Forum in Aberdeen that asks the local community what’s working, and what’s not. Tell us your story, give us your perspective, and help shape solutions. This will be a facilitated but free-flowing discussion, so come prepared to participate.

We’re listening, and so is the U.S. Department of Labor
This rural “listening tour” is brought to you by the state’s Workforce Board, which helps convene and oversee the state’s workforce system. An economist from the Workforce Board will provide a snapshot of the local economy. Then a facilitator funded by the U.S. Department of Labor will help us capture your comments and frame next steps. Once the comments are compiled you’ll have a chance to provide input before a report is provided to state and federal policymakers. This is your chance to be heard, and make a difference where you live.

We need a firm headcount for our business breakfast (7:30 a.m.) and our community forum. So register today for these free events at:
http://www.wtb.wa.gov/RuralCommunityVitalityForums.asp

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Jul
16
Sat
Wine Tasting and DIY at Board and Brush with Uncork and Unwind @ Board and Brush Creative Studio
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm
Wine Tasting and DIY at Board and Brush with Uncork and Unwind @ Board and Brush Creative Studio

Looking for a fun way to connect with friends or family? Join our most popular DIY workshop and create your own unique wood sign! This is no ordinary PYP workshop! Michelle from Uncork and Unwind will be leading us through a WINE FLIGHT TASTING (for guests 21+). To register for this class, select a wood project from our gallery. We provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint and wood stain colors in the workshop. Pre-registration is required. This class is part of our 12 Days of Christmas in July. Any guest who attends a workshop in July will be automatically entered into a drawing for 6 months of Free Signs. Each month our winner will be given a code for a free PYP workshop for the months of August 2022 – January 2023. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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