Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Shorebirds are back!

It is that time of year again, when the shorebirds spring migration brings their flying wings back to Grays Harbor.   Their northern migration has their final destination in the arctic, but for a short while they stay and rest here at the National Wildlife Refuge.  In the coming weeks, nature and bird enthusiasts alike will be able to spot many different varieties of the shorebirds at several sighting spots around the harbor.

You may remember our in-depth interview with Dianna Moore last year, a Shorebird Festival volunteer.  You can revisit that here!  So many volunteers help out throughout the festival to keep the tours staffed, the events booked and the fun alive.  New this year is the Shorebird Procession.  Bring a costume and join in the parade!  

The festival kicks off officially April 26th and runs through April 28th.  The weekend is packed with Key Note Speakers (Clay Taylor), lectures, a Birding Marketplace and of course tours and field trips.  The annual fundraising Banquet and Auction is being held on Saturday night the 27th, the money raised is used to fund the next years festival and fund the AmeriCorps position at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge.

photo courtesy of Shorebird Festival website
 Springtime in April is a beautiful time on the harbor, and it is a wonderful time to witness the beauty of the birds in the Bowerman Basin.  Visit Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival website for all the details.

The best viewing times during the festival will be as follows:  but remember that the Wildlife park is open from dawn to dusk.

High Tide Best Viewing
Friday, April 26 2:55pm 12:55pm - 4:55pm
Saturday, April 27 3:45pm 1:45pm - 5:45pm
Sunday, April 28 4:35pm 2:35pm - 6:35pm

Monday, April 8, 2013

Six Rivers Gallery presents "Animalia"

Have you been feeling in an artsy mood lately?  It is national Poetry month, writing some fantastic poetry or reading some out loud is a great way to expand your creativeness.  Another way to indulge in a little culture would be to stop in at Six Rivers Gallery for their latest show "Animalia".

Located at 210 Sixth Street in Hoquiam, Six Rivers Gallery, operated by Harbor Art Guild, is featuring an original art show through April 21st.  "Animalia" included artwork that celebrates the animal kingdom.  Just in time for spring!  Showcasing collage, photography, paintings and ceramics, the show has a little something for everyone to enjoy.

The gallery’s gift shop contains both original and reproduction art by Harbor Art Guild members and is open during gallery hours Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Quiet but still here

We know its been pretty quiet here, but we want you to know that we are still alive and kickin'.  Stay tuned for the best events of spring and summer!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Seafood Extravaganza!

If you have lived in the great PNW for longer than a minute, you know how important the clam is to the region.  So important we dedicate entire festivals to the little creature.  So it should come as no surprise that this weekend boasts the 7th annual Razor Clam and Seafood Extravaganza!  Head out to the beach this weekend for a feast of clams, a chowder contest and the famous clam gun decorating contest! 

Visit www.oceanshorschamber/clams.html for all the updates.  It is shaping up to be a rain free weekend, so why not spend it at the shore, Ocean SHORES!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Humorist to visit Bishop Center

Looking for a family friendly way to celebrate spring....indoors?  Thursday, March 21st (tonight!), the Grays Harbor College Bishop Center welcomes Norman Foote, award winning Humorist!  Norman is part puppeteer, part singer, and has an outrageous sense of humor that bridges every generation gap.  
photo courtesy of Norman Foote
This one night only show is a sure hit, as Norman will be entertaining the masses with his crazy props, hilarious adaptations of popular songs and nursery rhymes, and off beat humor. 
Winner of multiple awards including Parent Choice and a West Coast Music Award, the Humorist from Vancouver, Canada is the perfect show for all ages.
If you have been looking for a way to laugh the night away, tonight is the night!
Tickets available at Bishop Center.