Library Plant Sale
Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW. The Ocean Shores Library Plant Sale offers various types of plants including vegetables, flowers and herbs, plus yard art and more. Those donating plants for the sale are asked to bring them to the Lions Club 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. weekdays. Please do not deliver plants to the library. More info: call Becky Scott at 360-268-2686.
Wearable Art Show
Saturday June 1, Ocean Shores Convention Center doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. The Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show presents its 8th annual crazy runway show, themed “Hidden Meaning.” Artists create ensembles of “wearable art” — functional and not so functional pieces of “clothing” and accessories that will be presented in a one-of-a-kind runway fashion show. The presentation is rated PG-13 and well-behaved children accompanied by an adult are welcome.
Tickets are available online at the Stage West Community Theatre website or at The Dusty Trunk store in Ocean Shores. More info: www.oswearableart.com, Facebook page, Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show, and www.stagewestcommunitytheatre.org.
ACE Grand Opening
Saturday June 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the new Buck Electric/ACE Hardware location, 641 Point Brown Ave. NW in Ocean Shores. Store manager Stephen Buck, his brother, Joe, and their father, Steve, invite everyone to enjoy refreshments, goodies for the kids, prizes, music by DJ Paul Bouma, and celebrating with the Ocean Shores Pirates, North Beach Hyaks athletes, local VFW and Elks members and more.
Flag Day Parade
Saturday June 8, 11 a.m., downtown Ocean Shores. The year’s Flag Day Parade will feature two Miss Washingtons and 70+ entries including floats, marching bands, drill teams, local businesses and more. VFW Post #8956 has secured a U.S. Marine Corps color guard, and emcees Ernie Nelson and Johnny Manson will once again be on hand at the viewing stands in front of the Convention Center on Chance a la Mer Blvd. This is the second year the Ocean Shores Elks Lodge is producing the event, and they are still accepting applications for participants. Call the Lodge at 360-289-2581 or Parade Chairperson Marsh Sharp at 503-807-1243.
Grays Harbor Festival of Colors
Friday – Sunday June 7-9, just off the Damon Road beach approach, north of the horse rental area and the Ocean Shores city limits, with free family fun all weekend. The event kicks off with a lighted kite night fly at dusk on Friday June 7 on the beach in front of the Best Western hotel. All day Saturday and Sunday two-line and quad-line fliers will be performing in demonstrations and competing in an American Kitefliers Association sanctioned event, administered by the Northwest Sport Kite League. At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday there are “Mass Ascension” events where all participants fly the same style of kites at the same time.
Two free kids events also happen on Saturday. At noon is the “Running of the Bols,” a fun foot race where the kids are dragging a parachute style kite behind them. From 12:30-3 p.m. the first 200 kids make and keep a sled style kite for free.
A Festival Event Tent will be set up in front of North Beach High School Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for information, schedules, festival T-shirts and collectible enamel pins. All weekend long there will be an amazing array of display kites flying up and down the beach for miles! Open to fliers of all skill levels and all who simply want to watch in wonder.
North Beach High School Graduation
Saturday June 15, 5 p.m. at North Beach High School. Members of the Class of 2019 will don their robes and doff their caps while friends and family cry and cheer at this annual procession and rite of passage.
Pacific NW Great Outdoor Expo & Gun Show
Featuring guns, sporting, competition and safety gear, accessories, training and more, the event runs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. More info at www.bigtoppromos.com.
Sand & Sawdust Festival
The Five Star Dealerships Sand and Sawdust Festival returns to the Ocean Shores Convention Center Friday through Sunday, June 28-30. The annual event features one of the largest chainsaw shows and auctions in the Northwest, plus food, crafts, music, a beer garden, and more for the entire family. The Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest returns to the beach this year, along with a new event, The Sand Drawing Celebration led by founder and coordinator, Justin Boone (Justin the Circler), creating gigantic sand mandalas and more on the beach near the Chance a la Mer approach. As part of the event, Associated Arts of Ocean Shores has moved their national Juried Fine Arts, 3D & Photography Show to the Festival, with hundreds of pieces on display in the Convention Center. More info at www.sandandsawdust.org.
Organic produce program offered
For the sixth year, Ocean Shores resident David Linn is coordinating the delivery of vegetables from Wobbly Cart Farm, a small 10-acre, certified organic farm, located on the banks of the Chehalis River in Rochester. Since 2005, Wobbly Cart has been growing and selling its produce through the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. CSA members join by buying a share from the farm at the beginning of the season. Each week, shareholders receive a box with a variety of the current crops which are ready for harvest. Weekly produce boxes are delivered to participants’ homes in Ocean Shores at no extra charge and run from mid-June through mid-November, 22 weeks in total. More info at www.wobblycart.com. For delivery schedule info, contact Linn at 360-589-5805.