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Shelton team seeking Relay for Life donors

Shelton is not hosting an American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser this year, but a group of people from Shelton will participate June 24 at the North Thurston High School track at the Thurston County Relay for Life.

Debbie Hill is the captain of the team Shelton Buddy Battalion. At the event, the team will host a silent auction with gift certificates and items donated by Builders FirstSource, Cut Rate Auto, Shelton Veterinarian Hospital, Les Schwab, Shelton Athletic Club, Annie's Quilt Shoppe, Nails R Us, Steph's Espresso, Nifty Thrifty, Domino's Pizza and others.

For more information about the Shelton team or to order a luminaria bag for the event, contact Hill on the Shelton Buddy Battalion Facebook page. To join the team or make a donation to the American Cancer Society, go to the Thurston County Relay for Life website.

Group raising money to buy vehicle for Sheriff's Office

Amelia's Hanger at Bremerton National Airport is hosting a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 27 to help the nonprofit Charlie's Vision buy a mobile command vehicle for the Mason County Sheriff's Office.

Maddux talks about debut novel set on Santa Catalina Island

Shelton writer Carolyn Maddux will talk about her mystery novel, "A View to Die For: A Catalina Island Mystery," at 5 p.m. Friday at the Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W. Alder St.

A lifelong Mason County resident, Maddux is a former reporter and editor for the Shelton-Mason County Journal. She teaches creative writing at Olympic College Shelton, and is the author of two collections of poetry, and two nonfiction books: a cookbook memoir written with Nita Bariekman and "Care: A Hospital for Mason County."

"To Die For" is set on Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California. The plot centers on the death of a particularly unscrupulous developer whose plans to create an opulent resort on land everyone assumed was in the island conservancy.

Theater club stages comedy on Harstine Island

The Harstine Island Theatre Club stages the comedy "The Savannah Sipping Society" at 7:30 p.m. June 24, June 30 and July 1, and 2 p.m. June 25 and July 2 at the Harstine Island Community Hall, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road N.

Admission is $10. Tickets are available at the door, and at Olympic Bakery, Jarrell's Cove Marina and Williams' Flowers & Gifts.

The group is also auditioning performers for "The Short Show II," a collection of lighthearted monologues, poetry and original works. Auditions are scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. July 7, and noon to 5 p.m. July 8 and 9. Schedule an audition appointment with director Daniel Frishman at 360-426-2214 or email [email protected]. Bring performance material that lasts between three and five minutes - it does not need to be memorized. No drop-ins.

The show will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 and Sept. 2, and 2 p.m. Aug. 27 and Sept. 3.


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