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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 Kelsey Barnes at [email protected].

Crafters wanted for Agate Grange Bazaar

The organizers of the Agate Grange Bazaar are seeking crafters for the event on Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 360-239-5265 or 350-870-7911.

Forums on fire districts, shoreline management

The League of Women Voters of Mason County hosts two programs in November, and the public is invited to both.

Curt Bennett, a Mason Fire District 4 commissioner, will present "Why Fire Districts Matter to You" via Zoom at noon Nov. 15. Bennett will talk about how fire districts are organized, who they are funded and who oversees spending, how the organizational structure has changed over time and if it is still effective, and proposed options for moving forward. To get the Zoom link, contact lwvmasoncountywa@gmail.

The group will share its study of the Shoreline Management Act, several years in the making, at 10 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Shelton Civic Center, 525 W. Cota St. Shelton Senior Planner Jason Dose will attend.

Donate online for Mason Health programs

For the third consecutive year, Mason General Hospital Foundation is participating in the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound's Give Local campaign running Nov. 7-18 online.

The money raised helps support the mission of Mason Health, providing medical equipment for Mason County patients.

Give Local South Puget Sound's annual online campaign supports nonprofits in Mason, Thurston and Lewis counties. Over the past two years, Mason General Hospital Foundation has raised $21,710 through the campaign, which combined with the Bonus Fund match of $4,588, comes to $26,298.

To donate Give Local through Nov. 18, go to

Love INC hosts free workshops

The Shelton-based nonprofit Love INC (In the Name of Christ) and its partner churches host free community workshops in November and December.

Retired pastor Terry Oliver conducts "Understanding Grief: A Class for Kids ages 6-12 and Adults" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Dec. 12, except Nov. 21, at Shelton First Baptist Church, 428 W. Cota, Shelton. The classes give children the opportunity to talk about their grief, and an adult or caregiver should accommodate the child to the class. Attendance at all five classes is recommended.

To register for the classes and workshops, call Love INC at 360-462-5683.

Churches accept donations of gifts

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 Church is at 23001 NE state Route 3 in Belfair. Donation times are 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 and 15, 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 16, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17, 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 18, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19, 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 20, and 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 21.


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