Forest Festival Field Day

The Mason Conservation District is looking for volunteers to help out with the 13th annual Forest Festival Field Day! This event will be held at Panhandle Lake 4-H Camp on Monday, May 12th. It is an all-day outdoor environmental education event focused on one of Mason County’s most important natural resources – forests. Area fifth grade students will rotate through several different activity stations during the course of the day, and each station will focus on a different aspect of forest ecosystems, forest uses, or forest wildlife.

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First AID/CPR/AED Course Presented By Hosptial In June

Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics would like everyone in the community to know how to be a first-responder in a medical emergency, and is offering its next First Aid/CPR/AED course on Thursday evening, June 12, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Hospital’s Learning Center, located next to the Shelton McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North.

Combining First Aid, CPR, and AED training, the four-hour class provides a “course completion card” at the end of the class. A fee of $35 (exact cash or check) is required to cover the cost of books and materials, and registration for the June class must be made between May 9 and June 2. Comfortable clothing is recommended for all participants and a Spanish interpreter can be made available as needed. The class size is limited to 16 persons, with advanced registration and payment required by calling the Learning Center at (360) 427-3609.

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MGH&FC Presents “Living Well With Diabetes” Evening Class In June

SHELTON, Wash. – Bringing diabetes under control and learning to self-manage the condition can prevent serious complications and allow for an independent, healthy lifestyle.  Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is offering a three-evening course in effective diabetes self-management called “Living Well With Diabetes” on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, June 17 through 19, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Pershing and Ellinor Meeting Rooms at Mason General Hospital.
An expert team of MGH&FC health professionals teaches the class, covering everything from diabetes medications, to proper meal planning, exercise, prevention and treatment of complications, stress management, living well, and engaging support people and a healthcare team.  Understanding diabetes and knowing how to self-manage the condition is very empowering to those who want to maximize their health and live longer!

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Kiwanis Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser

Kiwanis Foundation Fiesta 2014 Bid For Kids Spring Fling. Hood Canal Kiwanis Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, supports scholarships, as well as other health and educational programs for children in the Hood Canal area and is gearing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year, their annual Spring Fling. The 2014 event will have a “fiesta” theme and include a raffle as well as live and silent auctions. Entertainment will be provided by a children’s Mexican dance troupe. Doors open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17th and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Hood Canal School. Pier 101 will be presenting a fashion show and, in addition, will donate one of the outfits (winner’s choice) to the auction. Dale Hubbard from KMAS will be the auctioneer.

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