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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 30, 2023

    Bazaar Saturday at senior center The Mason County Senior Activities Association hosts a spring bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion Events Center, 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton. The event features more than 25 vendors, homemade baked goods by senior center members, and lunch available for purchase between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The proceeds benefit the senior center. Ride the rail to meet the Easter bunny The Simpson Railroad Easter Bunny Special is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 10138 W. Shelton Matlock Road, 10 miles west of...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 23, 2023

    Goldsborough Creek run and walk Registration is underway for the Goldsborough Creek Run and Walk, a Mason County Forest Festival event staged June 3. Participants can register for the 7-mile walk, 7-mile run, 2-mile run or walk, the senior quarter-mile and the Junior Jog, also a quarter-mile. Register online at Runsignup.com, or pick up a form at the Mason General Hospital Foundation office in the Shelton Gateway Center, Anytime Fitness, the Shelton YMCA and Shelton Athletic Club. The courses of 2 and 7 miles begin in Shelton Valley and end on...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 16, 2023

    String quartet plays Friday at SHS The string quartet Sultans of String performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Shelton High School Performing Arts Center as part of the Mason County Community Concert Association’s annual series. Tickets are $30 for adults, and people younger than 18 are admitted for free. Information: 360-426-1842. Pioneer Kiwanis seafood dinner/auction March 25 The Pioneer Kiwanis Foundation hosts its annual seafood dinner and auction at 4 p.m. March 25 to benefit the youths of the Pioneer School District and Mason County. T...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Mar 9, 2023

    Author talks about St. Helens aftermath Eric Wagner will talk about "After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later" at 1:30 p.m. March 26 at the Harstine Island Community Club as part of the Inquiring Minds/Humanities Washington program. This is the 14th year the two entities have presented the programs, which are staged at 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday in January, February and March at the Community Club, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road North. Donations will be accepted to support Inquiring...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Feb 23, 2023

    Presentation on atomic Washington Steve Olson will talk about “Atomic Washington: Our Nuclear Past, Present and Future” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harstine Island Community Club as part of the Inquiring Minds/Humanities Washington program. This is the 14th year the Harstine Island Community Club and Inquiring Minds/Humanities Washington have presented the programs, which are staged at 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday in January, February and March at the Community Club, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road North. Donations will be accepted to support Inq...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Feb 16, 2023

    Hood Canal Food Bank annual meeting Monday The Hood Canal Food Bank hosts its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Monday at the Hoodsport Community Hall, 331 N. Finch Creek Road, Hoodsport. Reports on 2022 operations and finances will be presented and new board directors will be elected. For more information, contact Lou Bedingfield, the food bank’s president, at 360-877-6086. Pioneer Kiwanis seafood dinner/auction March 25 The Pioneer Kiwanis Foundation hosts its annual seafood dinner and auction March 25 to benefit youths of the Pioneer School D...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Feb 9, 2023

    Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser Saturday The Hood Canal Lions Club hosts its 13th annual Polar Bear Plunge from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Alderbrook Resort and Spa. Plungers collect donations to help the club provide money for the Mason County Sheriff's Department's chaplain fund, K-Team and Marine Patrol, and the Mason County volunteer fire departments in Union and Hoodsport/Lake Cushman. The 2022 Polar Bear Plunge raised more than $10,000 for local emergency services. Businesses that donate...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Feb 2, 2023

    Love INC workshop focuses on trauma Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of Mason County offers a free 12-week workshop on healing from trauma that began Wednesday at the Mountain View Alliance Church, 314 J. St., Shelton. The faith-based “Reboot Recovery” class is presented from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday, with a light dinner at 6 p.m. Roy Harrington, a retired Army Reserve colonel who is in the process of becoming a Washington State Patrol field chaplain, wife Diana, and Andrea Sehmel teach the course. For more information, contact Roy Har...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Jan 26, 2023

    Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser Feb. 11 The Hood Canal Lions Club hosts the 13th annual Polar Bear Plunge from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 11 at Alderbrook Resort and Spa. Plungers collect donations to help the club provide for the Mason County Sheriff’s Department’s chaplain fund, K-Team and Marine Patrol, and the Mason County volunteer fire departments in Union and Hoodsport/Lake Cushman. The 2022 Polar Bear Plunge raised more than $10,000 local emergency services. Businesses that donate $300 or more will have their name/logo on the back of this yea...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Jan 19, 2023

    Learn more about Medicare at senior center programs Seniors new to Medicare are welcome to learn more about the program in person from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. today at the Mason County Senior Activities Center, 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton. The center also offers Zoom “Welcome to Medicare” presentations by appointment, today 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 19. To register to reserve a Zoom spot, email [email protected]. Free trauma course Love INC of Mason County is offering a free community workshop designed to help any...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Jan 5, 2023

    Friends of the Shelton Library seeks members The Friends of the Shelton Library — a group of community volunteers that encourages public use and support of the library — is seeking members to assist with fundraising efforts, community advocacy and assistance with its book sale kiosk outside the library. The support services and programs for all ages are not covered by the Timberland Library budget. Gently used books can be purchased at the library, and donations are welcome. Meetings are at 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month in the lib...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Dec 29, 2022

    Community Resource Fair in Hoodsport Jan. 18 A Rural Community Resource Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at 331 N. Finch Creek Road, Hoodsport. General support services are available, including health, vaccinations, rental and utility assistance, veterans’ assistance, food benefits and meals, transportation assistance, insurance navigation, housing assistance, educational support, financial fitness and free civil law aid. Trio of bluegrass bands at Shelton High The SteelHead Bluegrass Band, Borrowed Time and the local Runaway T...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Dec 22, 2022

    Holiday open house Friday at the HUB The HUB Center for Seniors hosts a holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Attendees can enjoy live entertainment and appetizers and play Mingle Jingle Bingo. The first 100 seniors will receive Blanket a Senior gift bags. Arrangements also can be made for a caregiver to pick up a bag for a homebound senior. Beavers Firewood will give free firewood to seniors in the parking lot. The HUB Shop will be open, and the prices of all items will be marked half off. Community Resource Fair in Hoodsport Jan....

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Dec 8, 2022

    Free dinner for Veterans Active duty and combat veterans, and their spouses, are invited to a free combat veterans’ dinner hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 5 p.m. Dec. 17 at Veterans Memorial Hall, 210 W. Franklin Ave., downtown Shelton. For more information, contact Mike Brown at 360-490-1350 or [email protected]. Choirs, quintet perform Christmas concert Women of Note, the Harstine Island Community Choir perform a “Sounds of Christmas” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Harstine Island Community Hall, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road N....

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Dec 1, 2022

    Love INC hosts workshops The Shelton-based nonprofit Love INC (In the Name of Christ) and its partner churches host free community workshops this month. Belfair resident Dilma Demartino teaches a tamale-making class from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 11 at Shelton First Baptist Church. Demartino owned a restaurant in Honduras, and will teach Mexican tamale cooking Sunday, and Central American tamales Dec. 11. A free tamale dinner will follow a Spanish-language worship service at 5 p.m. both Sundays at the church. A Christmas wreath-making...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Nov 24, 2022

    Choirs, quintet perform Christmas concerts Women of Note, the Harstine Island Community Choir and the Evergreen Brass Quintet perform a "Sounds of Christmas" concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church, 1212 Connection St., Shelton. The two choirs will team again for a concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at Harstine Island Community Hall, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road N. Both choirs welcome new members of all ability levels. For more information, contact Elizabeth Berndt at [email protected] an...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Nov 17, 2022

    Donate blood in Belfair today, Friday Bloodworks Northwest is accepting donations of blood today and Friday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1171 N.E. Sand Hill Road, Belfair. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-398-7888 or go to www.Schedule.BloodworksNW.org. Churches accept gift donations for children Calvary Fellowship of Shelton and The Bridge Church in Belfair are accepting donations of gifts packed in shoe boxes for the annual international Operation Christmas Child drive. Calvary Fellowship of Shelton is at 50 E. Island Lake Road....

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Nov 10, 2022

    Choirs, quintet perform concerts Women of Note, the Harstine Island Community Choir and the Evergreen Brass Quintet perform a "Sounds of Christmas" concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 27 at Faith Lutheran Church, 1212 Connection St., Shelton. The two choirs will team again for a concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Harstine Island Community Hall, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road N. Both choirs welcome new members of all ability levels. For more information, contact Elizabeth Berndt at [email protected] and...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Nov 3, 2022

    Churches accept donations of gifts for children Calvary Fellowship of Shelton and The Bridge Church in Belfair are accepting donations of gifts packed in shoe boxes for the annual international Operation Christmas Child drive. Calvary Fellowship of Shelton is at 50 E. Island Lake Road. Donation times are 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 14, 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17, noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 19, noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 20, and 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 21. The Bridge Churc...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Oct 27, 2022

    Volunteers needed for downtown warming center The Mason County Warming Center in downtown Shelton is seeking volunteers to help people come in from the cold and the rain. Crazy Love Ministries operates the center. Volunteer shifts are available from 8 a.m. to noon daily. Duties include hospitality, food serving, closing and cleanup. Training will be provided. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and be able to pass a drug/alcohol urinalyses test, which the nonprofit group will pay for. They must also “be ready to demonstrate consistent c...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Oct 20, 2022

    Female biker group helps Mason General The Warrior Angel Riders, a Tacoma-based women's motorcycle group, donated $2,000 to the Mason General Hospital Foundation through the Foundation's annual Bikers for Babies fundraiser. The group presented a check Oct. 8 at the hospital. This is the first year the Warrior Angel Riders have hosted the Bikers for Babies fundraiser, with a poker run Aug. 24 in Pierce and Thurston counties. "We are just so happy to be supporting Mason General Hospital...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Oct 13, 2022

    League hosts ‘speed dating’ with candidates The League of Women Voters of Mason County host a “Speed Dating with the Candidates” public event from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the Shelton Civic Center, 225 W. Cota St. Attendees will sit at tables as candidates rotate through the room answering questions at each table. Invited are all the candidates for 35th Legislative District Ppositions 1 and 2; Mason County Auditor, assessor and clerk; Mason PUD 3 Commission; and Mason County Commission. Also invited are the candidates running unopposed, includi...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Oct 6, 2022

    League hosts ‘speed dating’ with candidates The League of Women Voters of Mason County host a “Speed Dating with the Candidates” public event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Shelton Civic Center, 225 W. Cota St. Attendees will sit at tables as candidates rotate through the room answering questions at each table. Invited are all the candidates for 35th Legislative District 35 positions 1 and 2; Mason County Auditor, assessor and clerk; Mason PUD 3 Commission; and Mason County Commission. Also invited are the candidates running unoppos...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Sep 22, 2022

    United Way workplace campaigns to begin United Way of Mason County on Oct. 1 will launch its workplace fundraising campaigns for 2022-2023. Since 1966, Mason County businesses, nonprofits, school districts, county and state employees have participated in workplace campaigns to help improve education, financial stability and health for county residents. United Way of Mason County has supported food banks and Mason County Public Health to secure lodging and food to families quarantined with COVID. The agency also worked with Mason County...

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    Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks|Sep 15, 2022

    Reception for photographer Friday The Mason County Historical Society Museum hosts an artist’s reception for photographer John Tylczak from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the museum at 427 West Railroad Ave., downtown Shelton. The photographer’s show is called “Loggers Laments and Other Tales from the Dark Woods.” Shelton YMCA hosts Welcome Week The Shelton YMCA welcomes visitors during Welcome Week activities Friday through Sept. 18. The free events include a resource fair and donation drive to collect school supplies for Oakland Bay Junior High Sc...

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