City of Morton - Morton Washington
2013 Events
Ongoing Movies at the Roxy Theater

Ongoing Movies at the Roxy Theater

Enjoy first run movies at the Roxy Theatre. Friendly service and comfortable seating in a historic theater make this experience a favorite with visitors and locals alike.

Ticket Prices:
Friday & Saturday nights:  Adults $7, Seniors/Students $5
Sunday:  All tickets $5
Monday:  “Dollar-off Day” Adults $6, Seniors/Students $4

Kaleidoscope: An afternoon of diverse dance

Kaleidoscope:  An afternoon of diverse dance

February 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Admission by donation at the door.  Suggested $8; any amount is gratefully appreciated.

Presented by Centralia College East and Fire Mountain Arts Council, the event features the Eatonville Performance Group from Eatonville Dance Center and Bennyroyce Dance Productions, a NYC-based contemporary dance production team that creates and produces innovative, visionary, and compelling contemporary dance.

For more information, contact Centralia College East, 360-496-5022 or visit www.bennyroyce.com and www.eatonvillecenterofdance.com.  Open seating.

Night of the Foolish Moon, A Romantic Comedy

Night of the Foolish Moon, A Romantic Comedy

February 15 & 16; 6 p.m. at the Tiller Arts Center
Dinner Theatre
Tickets:  Dinner & Play, $25; Play only, $10

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Humorously outrageous characters will delight the audience: Roger DiPietro, obsessed with Don Quixote, longs for a quest.  With the help of Sancho Panza, he discovers both his quest and true love.

The Illusion of Elvis by Danny Vernon

The Illusion of Elvis by Danny Vernon

March 3 at 3:00 p.m.
Elvis Tribute Artist
Tickets:  $15 for the show, or $30 for the show followed by dinner at The Bean Tree.

Danny Vernon re-creates the excitement of Elvis on stage, true to the integrity of Elvis the man and his music. 

Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like

Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like

March 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Live theatre for children and the young and adventurous at heart
Tickets:  $10 adults; $5 children

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A Chinese orphan, sweeper at the gate of the great city, meets a dragon in the shape of an old woman.  The orphan’s kindness leads the dragon to rise up to save the city from the Wild Horsemen.

Raintree Nursery

Beginner's Home Orchard & Berry Patch Workshop

April 6, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
At Raintree Nursery

A great class for the inexperienced gardener. If you're putting in a new home orchard and berry patch and aren't sure about varieties, rootstocks, pollination, spacing, soils, siting, method of planting, irrigation, staking; come visit with our experienced horticulturist and get started right.  Cost: $5 

Find more information and register for their classes here.

Raintree Nursery

Raising Fruits & Berries in Containers Workshop

April 20, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
At Raintree Nursery

We discuss Tom Woods' unique growing systems to grow huge quantities of delicious fruit in pots in unheated greenhouses that are ripe long before they would be outdoors. Raintree horticulturist Theresa Knutsen will discuss all aspects including best cultivars, potting techniques, pollination, fertilization and pruning.  Cost:  $10

Find more information and register for their classes here.

2nd Annual Rain Festival

2nd Annual Rain Festival

April 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $7 adults; $5 seniors & children

Enjoy square dancers, large screen sing-alongs, and games for kids - all about rain! Draw for fabulous rain-themed door prizes, taste mud-puddle cookies, and stay for the family-oriented 1952 movie: "Singin' in the Rain."  Reserved seating.

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

May 3, 7, 10 at 7:00 p.m.; May 4 & 5 at 2:00 p.m.
OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Production
Tickets:  $8

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The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in this musical adaptation of the classic Disney film. Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang swing their way through adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan.  

Raintree Nursery

Growing Mushrooms & Wasabi Workshop

May 4, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
At Raintree Nursery

A mushroom expert provides hands on instruction. Learn to grow shiitake and other mushrooms on logs, stumps and wood chips. Logs, spawn and dowels are for sale. Also learn to grow Wasabi plants.  Cost:  $10

Find more information and register for their classes here.

A Reading by Author, Robert Michael Pyle

A Reading by Author, Robert Michael Pyle

May 16 at 7 p.m.

Enjoy an evening with this engaging Northwest author.  Robery Michael Pyle's latest book, The Tangled Bank, is a collection of essays written for Orion Magazine.  Pyle is a longtime resident of Southwest Washington.  His book, Sky Time in Grey’s River, is an account of his adopted hometown along the Columbia River.  He is also author of Wintergreen, a detailed story about the Willapa Hills for which he won the coveted John Burroughs Medal for nature writing.  Where Bigfoot Walks is a comprehensive book about the legends surrounding our native Sasquatch and much of it takes place in and around the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.  Books will be available for signing and purchase.

Raintree Nursery

Wine Making Workshop

May 18, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
At Raintree Nursery

Expert wine maker Anine Grumbles will show you how. Class will cover fruit and grape wines, grape growing and cider making.

Find more information and register for their classes here.

The FogHorn Stringband

The FogHorn Stringband

May 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets:  $10 adults, $5 children

Live at the Tiller Arts Center, watch a stellar performance by the FogHorn Stringband!  They play the old way, the way you’d have heard stringbands play on Southern radio stations back in the 1930s. They don’t fancy up the music to make it more modern, instead they reach into the heart of the songs, pulling out the deep emotions that made them so enduring in the first place.  For more information, contact Eric Greiter at 260-496-8975 and visit FogHornStringband.com.

Kalakora Gallery

Eric Taylor Concert at Kalākora Gallery

June 15 at 7 p.m.
Kalākora Gallery

Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're familiar with the intricate Texas singer/songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue.

Visit Kalākora Gallery for more information.

Summer Drama Camp

OnStage Children's Theatre Summer Production
The Rockin' Tale of Snow White

This original Snow White story has some twists that will make you rock in your seat with laughter! Watch our young actors, ages 6 to 13, shine in this culminating production of their Summer Day Camp. Laugh along with Snow White and the Woodland Animals, tremble when the Evil Queen plots revenge, and sing along with the 7 Dwarves in their work song.

July 12, Friday, at 7:00 p.m.
July 13, Saturday, at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:  $8

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Mt. Adams Trail Ride

Mt. Adams Trail Ride

July 27 & 28, 2013

Come join the Mt. Adams Trailriders for a weekend of trail riding and gaming in the beautiful Cowlitz River Valley! Enjoy riding in the stunning Cascade Mountains; the jumping off point for exploration in the Gifford Pinchot National forest and hundreds of miles of mountain trails. We're looking forward to a fun and challenging weekend! Overnighters welcome for $10/rig. Trail Ride $10, Game Show $15. Download the Event Poster.

Morton-Mineral All School Reunion

Morton-Mineral All School Reunion

August 3, 2013

Calling all our Alumni!  Join us August 3rd at the Morton Grade School for the Morton-Mineral All Class Reunion. Registration is from 9:30-11:30am with the program following. Buffet lunch will be served, $7/person. Any questions, contact Betty Hutchison @360-496-5672. Everyone that has attended Morton schools is encouraged to come join the fun.  Class of 1963 will be the honored guests!

The Ties That Bind: A Recollection of Bygone Days

The Ties That Bind:  A Recollection of Bygone Days

August 3, 6, 7 & 10 at 7 p.m.; August 4 & 11 at 2 p.m.
Summer Musical Theatre Commemorating Morton’s Centennial
Tickets:  Advanced tickets: $10 adults; $5 children.  At the door:  $11 adults; $6 children

From family ties to railroad ties, this quasi-historical retrospective celebrates early 20th Century local events through music, explosions, romance, bear fighting, and croquet.  

Dress in period costume for the world premiere August 3.

Visit the Roxy Theater website for more information.

71st Annual Loggers Jubilee

71st Annual Loggers Jubilee

August 8-11, 2013

Every year on the second weekend of August, Morton opens its doors and welcomes all to come and experience their past and present community history. The Loggers' Jubilee has become "the Granddaddy of all Logging Shows" and a celebration for people of all ages. From the Main Street Parades to the Lawnmower Races, the world famous Logging shows to the Jubilee Queen Coronation,Morton's Loggers' Jubilee promises a good time for all!

Lumber Race at the Tilton River

Lumber Race at the Tilton River

August 11, 2013

The Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation will be hosting its second-annual Lumber Race at the Tilton River in Morton.

Reminiscent of the log-drive days from the logging industry’s history, the race is operated much like the common duck races other non-profits typically hold. However, rather than dumping numbered rubber ducks into the river for a race, we are dumping numbered pieces of cedar.

TMI Forest Products will dump the cedar blocks into the Tilton River on Jubilee Sunday at 11:30 a.m., right before the logging show. The first block of wood across the finish line will earn the owner $5,000!  Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Purchast tickets at the Morton General Hospital Gift Shop until Friday, August 10. For telephone orders and more information, call Diane Evans at 360-496-3610.

The Longview by Backroads Run

The Longview by Backroads Run

August 17

Take part in this fun-filled day on the bike and support Rally at Morton 2013.  Registration is at the Bucksnort Pub at 10:30 a.m. and kickstands are up at 11:00 a.m.  Entry is $10 and additional score cards are $5.  Stops along the way to Longview include Frosty's Saloon, U-Dub Sports Pub, Pastime Tavern, Brown Shack and Bucksnort Pub.

 

3 Pass Run

3 Pass Run

August 24

Take part in this ride traveling three mountain passes, White, Cayuse and Chinook and support Rally at Morton 2013.  Registration is at the Bucksnort Pub at 10:30 a.m. and kickstands are up at 11:00 a.m.  Entry is $10 and additional score cards are $5.  Don't forget to purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets - just $5 each!

Free Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park

Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

August 25

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on these days in 2013: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 21), National Park Week (April 22-26), National Park Service Birthday (August 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 28) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 9-11). Mark your calendar.

Free Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park

Free Entrance Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

September 28

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park are waived on these days in 2013: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan 21), National Park Week (April 22-26), National Park Service Birthday (August 25), Public Lands Day (Sept 28) and Veterans Day weekend (Nov 9-11). Mark your calendar.

Raintree Nursery

Raintree Nursery's Tasting Tour

September 28

Taste, tour, and talk about fruit trees. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 28 from noon to 2 p.m., and take a trip to visit the Raintree Nursery orchard and garden center.  For more information on their classes here.

Autumn Leaves Ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

Autumn Leaves Ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

October 19, 20

Take time to enjoy the fall weather as you travel through the beautiful foothills of Mount Rainier on a historic steam train ride. You will depart from Elbe, WA for a 45 minute ride out to pristine Mineral Lake for a short visit before returning to the depot in Elbe.
Prices:  $16-$21 per person

Pumpkin Express on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

Pumpkin Express on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

October 26 & 27
Departure times:  10:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Ride the train to the Mineral Lake Pumpkin Patch. The "Great Pumpkin" will greet your young ones and host a hunt for their own pumpkin. Don't forget your costume and camera. Enjoy the cool temperatures and beautiful colors only found this time of year in the foothills of Mt. Rainier.
Prices:  $21-$26 per person

Autumn Music Fest

Autumn Music Fest

October 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Digital or Dark Campaign Benefit

Choirs from area churches, sing-alongs, and soloist Jacob Weber. Sponsored by The East County Journal.

Digital or Dark Haunted House

Digital or DARK Haunted House

October 29, 30 & 31 at 6:00 p.m.
Digital or Dark Campaign Event

Cross the street and descend into to bowels of the Bean Tree basement.  With good fortune you will survive the five chambers of horror, each designed to terrify.

To Live Is to Laugh

To Live Is to Laugh

November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tiller Arts Center
Member Appreciation Night

To laugh is to live! Fire Mountain Arts Council members are invited to an evening of pizza, short comedic plays, a bit of business, and a movie.  Wish to join? Do so at the door. 

Free Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park

Free Entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park

November 9-11

Entrance fees to Mt. Rainier National Park will be waived to all visitors in honor of Veterans Day weekend.

Veterans’ Day Tribute

Veterans’ Day Tribute

November 16 at 7 p.m.
Variety Show

Celebrating our veterans with USO-style entertainment: dance, skits and the musical talents of the big band, Sounds of Swing.

Visit the Roxy Theater website for more information.

Santa Express on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

Santa Express on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

You too will believe! Catch a steam train ride this holiday season when the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad becomes the 'Santa Express'.  Departing from the 'North Pole' located at the Elbe Depot, passengers will travel along streams and forests while visiting with Santa. Sometimes there is even snow on the ground this time of year!

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

December 11-13, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. & December 14, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Christmas Tree Silent Auction

Experience the magic as you bid on your favorite tree or wreath, creatively decorated by generous donors to benefit the Barbara Clevenger Johnson Gallery.

Babes in Toyland

Babes in Toyland

December 13 at 7:00 p.m.  & December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
OnStage Children's Theatre Education Holiday Show

This charming musical tale romps through Mother Goose Land and on into Toyland following Mary Quite Contrary, the evil Barnaby, and the good Alan. 

Christmas in the Mountains

Christmas in the Mountains

December 14, 2:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The Roxy hosts hayrides, living nativity, entertainment, and a holiday movie.

 

Holiday Bazaar at the former IGA Building

December 13 & 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

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