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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 year’s Polar Bear Plunge T-shirt. For more information, email [email protected].

The Hood Canal Lions Club also raises money for sight and hearing examinations, glasses and hearing aids for people in need; food banks in Shelton and Hoodsport; students in the Hood Canal School District; sponsoring Camp Leo Diabetes Summer Camp and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital; the quarterly cleanup pf McCreavy Road and state Route 106; and community organizations, emergency services and charities.

Activities Center offers classes, games

The Mason County Senior Activities Center offers classes, games and other offerings at its Activities Center at 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton.

Monday events are cribbage and tai chi at 8:15 a.m., line dancing at 9 a.m., Mexican trains at 10 a.m., lunch at noon, and intermediate pinochle and artists’ workshop at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday events are cribbage at 8:15 a.m., Zoom and in-person yoga at 8:30 a.m., Third Tuesday yoga at 8:15 a.m., advanced line dance at 10 a.m., tai chi at 11 a.m., lunch at noon, bridge at 12:30 p.m., a movie at 1 p.m. and Zumba with Sarah at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s events are cribbage, tai chi and Zoom tai chi at 8:15 a.m., line dance at 9 a.m., Mexican trains at 10 a.m., lunch at noon, intermediate pinochle at 12:30 p.m., hand and foot care at 1 p.m., and crafting with Teresa at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.

Thursday’s events are cribbage at 8:15 a.m., Zoom and in-person yoga at 8:30 a.m., E-Z Crafters, Joker’s Rule and quilting and sewing at 9 a.m., advanced line dance, Zoom tai chi and knit and chat at 10 a.m., lunch at noon, bridge at 12:30 p.m., machine knitting, mahjong and bingo at 1 p.m., and Zumba with Sarah at 5:30 p.m.

Friday’s events are cribbage and tai chi at 8:15 a.m., line dance at 9 a.m., Mexican trains and Scrabble at 10 a.m., tai chi at 10:45 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., beginning pinochle at noon, chorus at 12:30 p.m., tai chi slow set at 1:30 p.m. and the Friday senior movie at 1:30 p.m.

Share family history with historical group

The Mason County Historical Society is developing a family history of archives of past and present residents of Mason County.

Anyone who wants to share a record of their time in Mason County can fill out and return a form that includes your name, where you were born, children, spouse, education, military service and occupation. You can also fill out forms for family members and friends.

Visitors to the Mason County Historical Museum often ask questions about their ancestors. Forms are available at the museum at 427 West Railroad Ave. in downtown Shelton, by calling 360-426-1020 and at http://www.masoncountyhistoricalsociety.org.

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 District and Mason County.

Money raised at the event will go to six scholarships for Pioneer Middle School eighth-graders to be used for post-high school education, and four scholarships for high school graduates from the Pioneer School District attending Cedar, CHOICE, North Mason and Shelton high schools.

For more information, contact Pamela Harrell at 360-490-0954 or [email protected].

Soup & Song Benefit Concert Feb. 4

Love INC (In the Name of Christ) hosts its annual Soup & Song Benefit Concert and Dessert Auction Feb. 4 at Shelton Presbyterian Church, 1430 E. Shelton Springs Road, Shelton.

The doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or prior to the event by calling the Love INC office at 360-462-5683.

In addition to the dessert auction, raffle drawings will be conducted for a quilt and baskets with three themes – cooking with the family, take care and family fun time.

The event helps Love INC and its 25 partner churches provide people in need with clothing, blankets, furniture, backpacks for kids, diapers, medical equipment and financial help.

The event will feature music performed by local musician Rocky Holbrook, and harpists Emily and Ellen Hageman.

Love INC offers healing course

Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of Mason County offers a free 12-week workshop on healing from trauma. It begins Wednesday at 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, his wife Diana, and Andrea Sehmel teach the course.

Contact Roy Harrington at 206-817-8815 or [email protected].

 

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