The 2017 United Way of Mason County’s Day of Caring is Friday in the Shelton area and Saturday in the Belfair area. Thanks to partnerships with Mason County Garbage & Recycling, Mason County & Shelton to the Top and other community sponsors, the United Way is providing free dump day at five locations throughout the County.
Kerry Grombacher, the Western Troubadour, will be performing at four Timberland Regional Libraries this month including the Hoodsport Library on August 29th. Kerry plays contemporary folk and Western songs on the guitar and mandolin. In the spirit of the troubadours of old, he paints vivid portraits with stories set in the landscapes of his life, from his home on New Orleans’ Bayou St. John to the Southwest desert, and up to Montana and the Northwest forests.
Anna’s Bay Center for Music has partnered with the Shelton Performing Arts Alumni to present a musical theatre review entitled: Alumnight of Musical Theatre: We Tell the Story. The show will mainly feature alumni from Shelton High School, with Anna’s Bay also having their own feature song. Along with the alumni and Anna’s Bay are Junior High and High school students from Mason County who have been participating in a three-day, musical theatre intensive workshop. They will have their own feature song to showcase the techniques they have learned during the intensive.
The community is invited to join the Shelton School District at an Open Community Forum from 6 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, July 27th. The topic of this forum at Olympic Middle School is the District’s Bond Construction Projects.
The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is holding its Community & Business Expo and Bite of Mason County Thursday. For the second year, the event is in downtown Shelton with 90 booths lining Railroad Avenue, 2nd, 3rd & 4th streets, and Cota Street. There is no charge to attend and the public is invited to check out local services, retailers and restaurants anytime between 11 AM and 6 PM.
The Mason County Auditor’s Office will be celebrating National Disability Voter Registration Week and Get out the Disability Vote the week of July 17th. This is part of a national effort to make the Disability Vote more influential through the REV UP Campaign. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!
On July 18th, the Auditor’s Office is holding an Accessibility Open House, from 10 am to 1 pm, to give citizens the opportunity to vote on an Accessible Voting Unit in a mock election in order to decide whether using this system is a viable option for them in the future. Election officials will also provide the opportunity to register to vote and discuss ways the Auditor’s office can improve the election process for all persons with disabilities.
The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce, the Shelton Mason County Journal, Hood Canal Communications and MasonWebTV Powered by HCC are hosting a candidates forum Thursday for those running for Shelton City Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvement. The forum is being held in the training room at Mason County Public Work, 100 W. Public Works Dr. in Shelton and will start at 6 PM.
The candidates are Tracy Moore, Erick Onisko, Kevin Dorcy and Jacob Dreifus. Each will introduce themselves, answer predetermined questions, and ask a question of their opponents. If you have questions for the candidates, written questions will be accepted at the forum or you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This forum is free and open to the public.
The 7th Annual Love Inc Golf Tournament presented by Title Sponsor Alderbrook Properties, Tournament Sponsor Drew MacEwen, Falcon Financial Investment, Inc..and Event Sponsor the Druzianich Family Charitable Foundation is SOLD OUT. The tournament is set for Monday, July 24, 2017 at the award-winning Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club in Union.
There are over 100 community fireworks displays in Washington State, all celebrating the Fourth of July. One of those displays is in Mason County: at Alderbrook Resort in Union (Thunder on the Canal) on Monday, July 3rd. At these displays, certified and licensed pyrotechnicians who are trained and experienced in the safe use of fireworks, will provide an exciting show filled with spectacular and vibrant-colored productions.
Kate Gavigan is the founder and and principal instructor of The Seattle Artist’s Way Center. She will give a talk on creativity at the North Mason Timberland Library in Belfair, Tuesday, July 11 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Gavigan was inspired by the 2002 best-selling book, “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity,” by Julia Cameron. Her talk is designed to help people discover their gifts and talents through a series of enjoyable exercises.