Category Archives: Community Events

Tahuya Day Is Saturday

Saturday, the Tahuya Community Club presents Tahuya Day. This is the first of two events put on by the Community Club to help provide donations to several organizations including:
• Annual $2000 Scholarship Award to North Mason High School
• North Mason Resources
• Boys & Girls Club
• Faith in Action
• North Mason CC Food for Kids Back Pack Program
• Community Food Pantry

Tahuya Day runs from 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday with some 55 vendor booths, a raffle, an auction (which features several items including a floating dock donated by Mitchell’s Lumber in Belfair), and a parade.

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Quality Care Open Celebrates 25 Years

[VIDEO] Mason General Hospital Foundation celebrated the 25th year for their Quality Care Open Friday and MasonWebTV Powered by HCC’s Dedrick Allan was there and provides this recap of the day’s events.

For more information on next year’s Quality Care Open and other fund raising events held by the MGH Foundation, call 360-427-3623 or check out

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MGH&FC Offers First Aid/CPR/AED Course

Summer’s in full swing with a lot of outdoor recreational activity happening, and with it the potential for medical emergencies.  Would you know what to do before the ambulance arrives?  Learn the basics of first response in a medical emergency by taking Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ next community First Aid/CPR/AED course on Thursday, July 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at MGH&FC’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North.

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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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