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Bluegrass From the Forest July 12-14

Eight bands, the Chick Rose School of Bluegrass and campground jams are among the musical offerings at the Kristmas Town Kiwanis’ 19th annual Bluegrass from the Forest music festival July 12-14 at the South Mason Youth Soccer Park in Shelton.

A weekend pass is $45 and includes admission to all events Friday through Sunday. A family weekend pass, which includes two adults and as many as four children, is $90. Passes for specific afternoons or evenings are $12-$15, or all day Saturday for $25 or all day Sunday for $15.

Youths ages 13 through 17 get in for half price, and those 12 and younger are admitted for free. The Saturday night dance is free with any wristband or $15 at the door.

Camping is available for $15 per night on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are available at the gate, Shelton Music, Shelton Builder’s First Choice, and at

Summer Celebration Saturday on Harstine

The Harstine Island Community Club hosts the Summer Celebration fundraiser from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Harstine Island Community Hall, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road N.

Admission is $15 for attendees 13 and older, $10 for ages 2-12. The menu includes pulled pork or chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, sliced watermelon, frozen dessert bars and lemonade. Beer is available. Tickets are at

Kids’ Bible Camp at Shelton church

Shelton Presbyterian Church hosts a Kids’ Camp for children ages 4 through 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9-12 and 14 at 1430 Shelton Springs Road.

This year’s theme is “Jesus Takes Care of Us.” The camp includes Bible class, arts and crafts, drama, singing and games.

At the worship service at 10 a.m. July 14, the kids will present what they learned during the camp. Lunch will be provided that day. Register for camp through the church office at 360-432-8696 or the first morning at camp.

Comic murder mystery on Harstine

The Harstine Island Theatre Club stages the comic murder mystery “You Have the Right to Remain Dead” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Harstine Island Community Hall, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road N.

Admission is $10.

Tickets are sold at the door and Olympic Bakery on Pickering Road and Williams Gifts and Flowers in downtown Shelton. To get to the theater, take a left after driving off the bridge to the island and drive about 3 miles.

In the play written by Pat Cook, a murder occurs and everyone is a suspect, including the cast, the crew and members of the audience. The fabled “fourth wall” in theater comes down as the action bleeds into the audience.

Used book sale Saturday in Hoodsport

Friends of the Hoodsport Timberland Library will have a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library at 40 N. Schoolhouse Hill Road. Hardbound books are $2, paperbacks $1, and all proceeds benefit library programs.

Summer movies at Shelton Cinemas

Admission is by donation to summer movies hosted by Shelton Cinemas in downtown Shelton.

Doors open at noon and the movies begin at 12:30 p.m. They are “Abominable” July 9, “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” July 15, “Shrek 2” July 22, “The Little Rascals” July 29, “Minions: Rise of Gru” Aug. 5, “Sing 2” Aug. 12, “Trolls Band Together” Aug. 19 and “How to Train Your Dragon” Aug. 26.

Concessions are specially priced, with hot dogs for $1.50, popcorn for $1.50 and soda for $1.50, or all three for $3.50.

Patio & Bake sale hosted in Allyn

St. Hugh Episcopal Church hosts its 33rd annual Patio & Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20 at 280 E. Wheelwright St., Allyn, off Lakeland Boulevard.

Proceeds benefit Mason County agencies.

Offerings include collectibles, linens, household items, jewelry, plants, books, games, tools, sports equipment, pies, breads and fresh baked cinnamon rolls.

Market on the Hill Saturdays in Hoodsport

St. Germain Episcopal Church hosts its Market on the Hill from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27, Aug. 10 and 24 and Sept. 14 and 28 at 600 Lake Cushman Road, Hoodsport.

The July 13 market is combined with the food bank annual fundraiser at the Hoodsport Fire Station at 331 N. Finch Creek Road in Hoodsport.


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