First of all, I’d like to announce that Jesse "Clark" McAbee, the Director of the Skagit County Museum, will be a guest speaker at the Olequa Senior Center on Sunday, April 7th, at 2 p.m. A well-renowned historian, McAbee will be discussing the Japanese immigrants working in mills and the logging industry in the Northwest during the decades preceding World War II. This free event is open to the public and is brought to you by the Winlock Historical Museum, which is open every Wednesday from noon to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Ken Vogel at 785-0567.
The Olequa Senior Center will be hosting a baked potato bar on Friday, April 5th, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. It’s a "meal in itself," with all the possible toppings for each sizable potato. The cost is $7.
On Saturday, April 13th, the senior center will be hosting a Women’s Self Defense seminar at 10 a.m. All women over the age of 14 are invited to attend, but they only have room for twenty women, so be sure to sign up early. The cost for this event is $10.
However, if you miss out on the seminar, they are offering another self defense class. This one will be based on the Kokondo-Juitsu Karate system. After it begins, this class will be held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and will cost $20 per month. For more information or to register for either event, please call 333-3737 or the senior center at 785-4325.
The Winlock Timberland Library will present their monthly PageTurners Book Discussion on Friday, April 5th, at 12:30 p.m. This month’s title is "Room" by Emma Donoghue.
Oh, and all you parents with small children, don’t forget that the library still has Family Story Time on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Children 6 and younger are invited to enjoy stories, games, and the creation of a craft. For more info, please call the library at 785-3461.