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October 2, 2014

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Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-7 NONPROFIT BRIEFS Group donates money to help Shelton's Preceptor Gamma Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi has distributed the money it earned to help the homeless at its annual yard sale in June. The group gave $200 each to Crossroads Hous- ing, St. David of Wales Episcopal Church's Cold Weather Shelter and Turn- ing Pointe Domestic Vio- lence Services. United Way giving Calen- dars to families As part of its efforts to increase access to early learn- ing, United Way of Mason County is offering free kinder- garten readiness calendars to Mason County families with children ages 1 to 5. The 1,500 calendars are available thanks to part- nerships with Boeing, the state Department of Early Learning, Washington Head Start and United Way of Washington. They are avail- able in English and Span- ish at schools, libraries and early-learning centers. The 12-month calendar - from September 2014 through Au- gust 2015 -- includes ideas for activities and contact informa- tion for schools and libraries in Mason County. Purses, scarves sought for benefit event A benefit luncheon and auc- tion fundraiser "The Power of the Purse" for Shelton-based Turning Pointe Domestic Vio- lence Services will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Little Creek Casino Re- sort Event Center. Donations of new and gen- tly used purses and scarves being accepted. Call 426- 1216. Last year's "Power of the Purse" event raised more than $13,000 for Turning Pointe's domestic violence shelter and helped fund the nonprofit group's advocacy and support services for the victims of do- mestic violence. Event benefits The North Mason Coalition of Churches and Community will present its spaghetti din- ner and silent auction fund- raiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Theler Commu- nity Center in Belfair. The event will raise money for weekend backpacks for kids. The organization fill such packs with food for the weekend and discreetly sends them home with students. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $8 for children younger than 10. The meal will be prepared by Lennard K's Boat House. For tickets, call Serena Kelly at 275-9514. Learning seeks The Shelton-based non- profit Sound Learning, which educates adults to help them better succeed, is seeking volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, math, GED preparation and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Sound Learning is also seeking volunteers who can pr0vido office and technical support, assist with creative projects, and help with the children's program. Volun- teers are provided with the support, training and tools needed to assist in instructing students. For more informa- tion, call 426-9733 or email staff@soundleaming.com. opportunities for seniors Persons ages 55 and older have opportunities to share their time and skills volun- teering through United Way's Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The opportunities include being a role model by men- toring children through Big Brothers Big Sisters of South- west Washington; helping serve clients at the Saints' Pantry Food Bank; taking care of simple repairs and light housework for seniors through Faith in Action; working on the Mason County Senior Activity Association's monthly newslet- ter and helping them deliver meals to homebound seniors; volunteering at the Faith in Aai0n thrift shop: driving S0- niors to medical appointments and other errands through Catholic Community Services; helping clients at the North Mason Food Bank; and advis- ing tourists at the Hoodsport Visitor Information Center. For more information or to volunteer, call RSVP coor- dinator Jennifer Thompson at 943-2773, ext. 21, or go to unitedway-thursten.org. Lilliwaup club to sell food at OysterFest The Lilliwaup Community Club will offer bacon-wrapped oysters at the food court at OysterFest this weekend at the Port of Shelton's Fair- grounds in Shelton. The information was not in- cluded in the Journal's 0ysterFest 2014 Fresh offthe Beach guide. For more information about OysterFest, see page A-1. Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks The BluLink I1" SPECIAL EVEN" OCTOBER I st-31st Schedule Your FREE In-Office Demonstration of BluLink II Solutions for Every Budget VIRTUALLY HIDDEN! Vocal HearFlex 350" is like wearing nothing at all. Natural and virtually hidden. ;995 or as low as $40 per month No Interest Plans Available OAC. Accepts most insurance, Labor and Industries Federal and most Self Insured. Hear Your Absolute Best" Hearing Care Centers Benefits of hearing instruments vary by type and degree of loss. Consult your Avada hearing care provider. www.avada.com 2014 HHM, Inc., 3gK