Category Archives: Community Events

Annual Pumpkin Catapult Contest Saturday

Hundreds will gather to witness pumpkins flying through the sky at the North Mason Chamber Catapult Contest presented by the Chamber and Hunter Farms in Union.  Saturday, Oct. 27, 12-1:30 p.m., Shelton High School, West Sound Tech and Rainier High School will again compete for prizes at this popular fall event.

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Help with Medicare Open Enrollment Available

Medicare’s 2019 annual open enrollment period for prescription drug plans (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans starts Oct. 15, 2018 and runs through Dec. 7. The Washington state Insurance Commissioner’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program is ready to provide Medicare counseling help in your local community. Here are the dates, times and locations in Mason County:

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October 7-13 Is Fire Prevention Week

In collaboration with fire agencies and safety advocates nationwide, the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13, 2018, to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire.

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OysterFest This Weekend

The Shelton Skookum Rotary Club Foundation is hosting the 37th Annual OysterFest this weekend. Every year, thousands attend the two-day event which also features the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship and Washington State Seafood Festival.

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Coffee with a Cop

On Wednesday, October 3rd, the Shelton Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop from 8:00 – 11:00 AM at Urraco Coffee as part of National Coffee with a Cop day held on the first Wednesday in October. Officers from law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and five foreign
countries will participate in the event.

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Habitat’s 27th Home Dedication Sunday

Join Habitat for Humanity of Mason County in celebrating the completion of House #27 with a Dedication Ceremony. The future home of Froylan Ochoa, Angelica Godinez and their three daughters is at 325 Grandview Avenue in Shelton. The on-site ceremony is Sunday, September 30th at 2:00 pm. 

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Vocal Trash to Perform In Shelton

Live On Stage, Inc. and Mason County Community Concert Association announce Innovative Musical Troupe as part of their 2018 – 2019 Concert Season

Vocal Trash is an urban-themed, Broadway-style musical production dedicated to promoting peace and love through the universal language of song and dance. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance at Shelton High School Auditorium in Shelton, Washington on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  Single tickets to this performance are $30 (adults), $2 (children under 18). 2018-2019 season tickets are available for $70.

For more information call 360-426-1842 or 360-426-1940; or visit the Mason County Concert Association website at

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Flu Immunization Clinic Set in Shelton Schools

In an effort to help students remain healthy this flu season, the Shelton School District is partnering with Healthy Schools to offer in-school flu shot clinics to 100% of students through the Shelton Schools Fights the Flu program.

Healthy Schools LLC is a healthcare access company that promotes the health of children by administering vaccines, including flu and Tdap, at schools, through public/private partnerships with school districts and Departments of Public Health. Healthy Schools provides all the required staffing for the program. In addition, Healthy Schools supplies vaccines from private supplies or from federal Vaccines for Children supplies, as applicable, so that students with private insurance, Medicaid, CHIP, or no insurance can all participate.

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Seniors Learn about High Tree Logging

As part of National Assisted Living Week, residents of Maple Glen Senior Living Community in Shelton attended a presentation on High Tree Topping and High Head Logging. Dedrick Allan has more…

National Assisted Living Week continues through Saturday and the public is welcome to attend any of Maple Glen’s events including a presentation on the production of making newspapers by the Shelton Mason County Journal’s John Lester Wednesday at 1:30 PM; the presentation of proclamations from the Mason County Commission and the Shelton City Council at 11 AM Thursday; and Kristin Fabry will be making a presentation on the history of the Forest Festival on Friday.

National Assisted Living Week Begins Sunday

A week long celebration kicks off this Sunday, September 9, and Maple Glen Senior Living Community in Shelton is joining tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the country for the festivities. National Assisted Living Week® continues through Saturday, September 15, and Mason County is honoring this year’s theme, “Capture the Moment.”

Both the Mason County Commission and the Shelton City Council have proclaimed the week National Assisted Living Week.

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