Category Archives: Community Events

Celebrating 80 Years: PUD 3 Sets Customer Appreciation Day

July 9 Mason PUD 3 will celebrate 80 years of service to the community with a customer appreciation day at its Johns Prairie Road headquarters, 2621 E Johns Prairie Road, in Shelton.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available to customers who visit the PUD 3 offices between 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM the day of the event.

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Fire Prevention & Community Awareness Presentations Tuesday

Several agencies and organizations are coming together Tuesday for Fire Prevention and Community Awareness presentations Tuesday at three locations in Mason County: the Shelton Civic Center, the North Mason School District Boardroom in Belfair and the Lake Cushman Fire Hall.

Everyone is invited to attend and learn about fire prevention, “Ready, Set Go” evacuation preparedness, wildland fire resources, animal/pet safety and more. The meetings will start at 5:30 PM at the Shelton Civic Center, the North Mason School District Boardroom and the Lake Cushman Fire Hall.

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Harstine Island Bridge Parade Friday

Picture from Arctos Aerial Facebook page

As part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Harstine Island Bridge, the Harstine Island Community is holding a parade. The Crossing of the Bridge Parade is set for 4:30 PM Friday, June 14th and the bridge will be closed from 4 PM to 6 PM.

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Mason County Forest Festival This Weekend

The 75th Mason County Forest Festival run through this weekend (Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2). The theme for 2019: “Facets of the Forest”

There are all kinds of activities throughout the weekend including a carnival, car show, parade, Timbersports and fireworks. Here are some of the activities:

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Special Olympics Torch Run Thursday

Mason County Law Enforcement are holding the Torch Run for Special Olympics Thursday. Runners will start at the Belfair Safeway and finish at Little Creek Casino running past several locations including the the Mason County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct, James A. Taylor High School, North Mason High School, Hawkins Middle School, Lake Limerick, Mason County Fire District 9 Station on Road Runner Drive, the Alderbrook community, Alderbrook Resort, the Washington Corrections Center, Shelton High School, downtown Shelton and the Squaxin community.

Route and Viewing Areas:

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Fill the Caboose Event Saturday

Peninsular Railway, also known as the Simpson Railroad, is bringing its historic red locomotive and caboose to town for Forest Festival on Saturday for a “Fill The Caboose” Event.”

The 501(c)3 non-profit organization is gathering non-perishable food items and toiletries. The red locomotive and caboose will be on the railroad tracks between Railroad Avenue and Franklin Street past 12th Street Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Come by and see the locomotive and caboose from the last logging railroad to operate in the U.S.A. and help preserve this important part of Mason County’s history.

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National Public Works Week & Food Drive

The week of May 19th through May 25th is National Public Works Week and the City of Shelton is honoring those professionals who provide and maintain public facilities and services. And the role public works professionals play in keeping the community safe and functioning smoothly.

The City’s Public Works Department is also holding a fill a public works truck food drive this week.

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Live at NM Library: The Music of Hiroya Tsukamoto

On Thursday, May 23 from 7-8 p.m. at the North Mason Timberland Library, Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter, born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. He has released six albums, performed internationally including at New York’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club and on Japanese National Television. In a typical year, Hiroya performs over one hundred shows.

All Timberland library programs are free and open to the public.

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MGH Holding “Pre-Diabetes Orientation” Classes

Many people in our community are pre-diabetic and don’t even know it, nor do they realize how close they are to developing Type 2 Diabetes.  Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ Diabetes Wellness Center invites anyone with a recent diagnosis of pre-diabetes, or who has scored positive in a pre-diabetes self-test, to attend a free, one-hour Pre-Diabetes Orientation Class to introduce them to its year-long Diabetes Prevention Program.  The Orientation Class will be offered on two dates in May; the first will be an evening class on Tuesday, May 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and the second class will be during the day on Thursday, May 30 from 1 to 2 p.m.  Both classes will be held in the Pershing Meeting Room at Mason General Hospital.

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Family Health Fair Saturday

National Hospital Week is May 12 through 18 and Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics plans to kick off the MGH&FC Week Celebration with a free Family Health Fair on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hospital’s Main (south) Entrance. The event is free and has something for every one.

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