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Annual Dessert and Silent Auction at Shelton church

Mason County Care Net Pregnancy Resource Clinic hosts its annual Dessert and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Edward Catholic Church, 601 C St., downtown Shelton. Information: 360-427-9171.

Mental health fundraising walk in Shelton

The goals of National Alliance on Mental Illness’ NAMIWalks Thurston-Mason fundraiser Saturday in Shelton are to promote awareness of mental health and reduce the stigma, raise money for NAMI’s free mental health programs, and to build community and let people know they are not alone.

NAMI Thurston-Mason seek volunteers to collect donations and participate in the walk that begins and ends at Shelton High School at 3737 N. Shelton Springs Road. Registration and check-in is at 8 a.m., the opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

The full route is 2 miles, with a 1-mile route. Walkers are welcome to bring strollers, wheelchairs and wagons. Children do need to be registered, so register them online in advance or sign a waiver the day of the walk. For information, go to or email [email protected]. For information on the day of the event, call or text 360-493-6021.

Inaugural Salmon Run 5K benefits youths

The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group hosts the inaugural Hood Canal Salmon Run 5K from 8 a.m. to noon June 15 at the Salmon Center, 600 Roessel Road, Belfair.

The event will raise money for summer youth programs, including the summer camps Farm Stewards for kids ages 7-11 and Explore the Fjord for ages 12-16.

Registration for the 5K is $30 for adults and $10 for youths and can be done at the HCEG website at

Youths 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The course runs through mostly flat, unpaved trails of the Union River Preserve and Theler Wetlands. Water stations will be provided. An event after the run includes a raffle with prizes from businesses, photo opportunities with the HCSEG mascot Big Red, and free activities such as coloring and cornhole.

Learn to prepare for summer fire season

Mason County Fire District 6 Chief Clint Volk talks about preparing for this summer’s fire season and other emergencies at a Hood Canal Improvement Club Speakers Series event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Fire Hall, 50 E Seattle St., Union.

Everyone is welcome. Social time with refreshments is 5:30-6 p.m. At 6 p.m., the group’s new officers will be sworn in: Kerry London Myers is president, Peggy Jewell is vice president, Ron Bock is treasurer and Tony Tolacko is a member at large.

Learn about better bone health

A nutrition education session on bone health is presented at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mason County Senior Activities Association’s senior center at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 190 W. Sentry Drive, Shelton. Information: 360-426-7374.

Inaugural dinner/auction benefits Shelton students

The Shelton Schools Foundation hosts its first benefit dinner, auction and trivia night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 27 at the High Steel Beer Co. at 233 S. First St. in downtown Shelton.

Tickets are $50 per person and includes dinner and one drink. They are available at The proceeds support scholarships for graduating Shelton High School seniors and grants to Shelton School District staff for classroom improvements.

Venue changes for Sound Learning fundraiser June 29

The Shelton-based nonprofit Sound Learning has moved its June 29 Spell-E-Bration fundraiser to The Pavilion at Sentry Park at the Mason County Senior Activity Center.

The event has previously been at the Shelton Civic Center.

The event, from 4 to 8 p.m., features three-member teams competing in a community spelling bee, a silent auction, dessert buffet and live music. The event raises money to help adults become more literate. To join a team for the event, call Sound Learning at 360-426-9733 or email [email protected].

The silent auction items for the event include four tickets to a Seattle Storm basketball game, framed art, oil changes at Denny’s Auto Service, spa visits at Little Creek Casino Resort and Vance Creek Railriders tickets.


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