New Years Eve Party/Dance at the Raymond Eagles, 215 Third Street features music by Hat Trick. Dance into the new year on Dec. 31 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Must be 21 or older and admission is free. Food available at reasonable prices.
The annual First Day Hike will take place Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at Lake Sylvia State Park and sponsored by Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks (FOSLS) and the Washington State Parks Staff. Lake Sylvia State Park is located in Montesano. Follow 3rd Street north into the park. Ranger Miles Wnzel will lead a 2 mile hike along the loop around Lake Sylvia. There will also be a shorter stroll led by a volunteer from FOSLS. Meet at the kitchen area at 12:45 p.m. and dress appropriately as we hike whatever the weather. There will be hot drinks and cookies provided by the Friends group at the kitchen after the hike. This is a Free Day at the State Parks, you do not need a Discover Pass. Well mannered dogs on a short leash are welcome. No bikes please. For more information call Ranger Miles Wenzel at (360) 249-3621 or Stet Palmer at (360) 789-9953.
The Pacific Transit System will hold its regular first 2018 quarterly board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at the Pacific County Office Building's Meeting Room at 7013 Sandridge Road, Long Beach at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to come to be heard.
The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding its monthly Council Meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Jan. 13 at the Tribal Office located at 3 East Park St., Bay Center. The meeting is open to all tribal members and attendees are reminded to bring a potluck item. Contact the Tribal Office at (360) 875-667 if you have any questions.
The 11th Annual Elma Winter Wine Festival takes place Saturday, Jan. 20 running from noon to 9:00 p.m. at the Grays Harbor Fair & Event Center in Elma. Must be 21+.
Willapa Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet is Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Willapa Harbor Community Center.
The North Pacific County Food Bank is open every Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The food bank is closed on holidays. Serving all of North Pacific County. For emergencies call (360) 942-4726.
VFW Pacific Post 968 is holding regular monthly meetings every second Wednesday. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held at 221 Duryea Street in Raymond.
The Willapa Harbor Quilters meet at the First Baptist Church of Raymond each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., with exceptions in August and December. Visitors are always welcome. Coffee, tea and friendly conversation are available at all meetings. For more information contact the group's president, Becky Coburn, at 360-934-5567.
The Dr. O.R. Nevitt Memorial Pool Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. in the meeting room of Raymond City Hall. Meetings are open to the public.