City of Morton - Morton Washington
2014 Events

 

Dreaming of Winter in Paris? at the Roxy Theater

 

Dreaming of Winter in Paris? at the Roxy Theater
January 25 at 2 p.m.

Save the plane fare!  Enjoy fashions, entertainment, tea, plus desserts by Kerry Doege that a Parisian would envy.  Sharlotte Hendrickson, Director.  Tickets:  $20 Reserved Seating

Everybody Loves Opal at the Tiller Arts Center

Everybody Loves Opal at the Tiller Arts Center
February 8, 14 & 15 at 6 p.m., February 9 at 1 p.m.

Enjoy this uproarious comedy by John Patrick along with a catered meal. Opal, a middle-aged recluse living in a tumbled-down mansion, collects anything that can be toted home in her little red wagon.  She treats everyone with unfailing kindness.  Enter jewel thieves . . .  Bruce Roberts, Director.   Tickets:  $30 dinner, $25 Sunday luncheon.  Reserved seating.

 

Edible Landscape Workshop at Raintree Nursery
February 22

A garden designer teaches the concepts you need to design and implement your own landscape, helping you decide what to plant and where and how to plant it!The class includes permacultural principles. We send you a questionnaire and instructions prior to the class so you can draw a rough“to scale” map of the part of your property you want to concentrate on. This is a great class to attend before you design and plant your landscape.

The Illusion of Elvis by Danny Vernon

The Illusion of Elvis by Danny Vernon
March 16 at 3:00 p.m.
Elvis Tribute Artist
Tickets:  $15 - Reserved seating

Danny Vernon returns to re-create the excitement of Elvis in a show true to the integrity of Elvis—the man and his music. 

Arabian Nights at the Roxy Theater

Arabian Nights at the Roxy Theater
March 22 at 7 p.m. & March 23 at 2 p.m.

Long, long ago, in a faraway land of mystery and wonder, a cruel king with a frozen heart listens as a beautiful princess tells magical tales of princes, fabulous treasures, talking animals, and powerful djinnis.  Will she find the one story that will save them both, and fill his heart with joy and love?  Or is she doomed to die, and the king to remain forever alone? Full of mystical creatures, magical transformations and enchanting music, expect a show full of delights and surprises drawn from one of the greatest collection of stories ever.  Fred Schwindt, Director.  Tickets:  $10 adults, $5 children. Open seating

Raintree Nursery

Full Day of Classes at Raintree Nursery
March 22

Taught by Raintree staff, edible landscapers, experienced growers and WSU scientists, the classes have become famous for teaching what you need to know to succeed in home fruit growing. We cover many of the same basic subjects each year, but the content is always new, fun and informative, with plenty of time for answering your questions. If you wish, bring a tape recorder or video camera. Plan time for vi sting the nursery!

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Beginner’s Home Orchard & Berry Workshop at Raintree Nursery
April 5

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.

3rd Annual Rain Festival at the Roxy Theater

3rd Annual Rain Festival at the Roxy Theater
April 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets:  $7 adults, $5 seniors & children. Open seating
Enjoy musical performances, large screen sing-alongs, and a fashion show—all about rain!  Draw for beautiful rain-themed baskets, taste mud-puddle cookies, and stay for the family-oriented movie.

Raintree Nursery

Edible Landscape Workshop at Raintree Nursery
April 19

A garden designer teaches the concepts you need to design and implement your own landscape, helping you decide what to plant and where and how to plant it!The class includes permacultural principles. We send you a questionnaire and instructions prior to the class so you can draw a rough"to scale" map of the part of your property you want to concentrate on. This is a great class to attend before you design and plant your landscape. It can save you countless hours of undoing mistakes in the future.

Earth Day Lecture & Film: Forever Wild

Earth Day Lecture & Film: Forever Wild

April 22 at 7 p.m.
Donations welcome

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Roxy proudly presents the film, Forever Wild along with a presentation by Andrea Durham with the U.S. Forest Service. Donations welcome, benefiting scholarships for CCEast students and the Roxy Theater.  View Forever Wild movie trailer.  

Rapunzel at the Roxy Theater

Rapunzel at the Roxy Theater
May 2 at 7 p.m. & May 3, 4 at 2 p.m.

After four months of fun and rehearsal, the OnStage children present this delightful fairy tale.  Fiona Thornton, Director.   Tickets:  $8 pre-sales, $10 after April 29

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Growing Mushrooms & Wasabi at Raintree Nursery
May 3

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.

Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation’s “Celebrating Women” Lunch

Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation’s “Celebrating Women” Lunch
May 3

The 2014 ELC Hospital Foundation's Ladies Brunch is coming to you on Saturday, May 3rd at 10:00 a.m. with the auspicious title, "The Sky is the Limit". Attendees will find the title fitting as the entire event is being organized with a travel theme, from decor to the meal. There's more to it than just the title, though. The title is in keeping with the force behind the event since its 2008 inception—that women are inspired by other women's stories.

Trekking with the Snow Leopard

Trekking with the Snow Leopard
May 14 at 7 p.m.
Event is free and open to the public.

Steve Caskey will share an evening of images and stories from his three-week journey through the Dolpo region of Nepal. His trek took him close to the Tibetan border, across the Himalayan crest to the Tibetan plateau. The trek involved the physical and mental challenges associated with hiking across nine passes over 15,000 feet elevation and two over 18,000 feet. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, Steve will share his insights into the Tibetan culture through the people he encountered.  Caskey’s talk, “Trekking with the Snow Leopard”, speaks of his initial interest in this journey which was sparked by reading The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen. The book describes an unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas. Now 21 years after reading the book, Caskey shares his own journey. Donations will be accepted for the Centralia College East Scholarship Awards and Fire Mountain Arts Council.

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Wine Making Workshop at Raintree Nursery
May 17

Expert wine maker Anine Grumbles (See her book on page 85) will show you how. Class will cover fruit and grape wines, grape growing and cider making.

Bit of Bad Luck

A Bit of Bad Luck at the Roxy Theater

June 27 at 7pm; June 28 at 2pm & 9pm

Tickets available at the door.
Fri & Sat Evening Showings:  $8 adults; $6 children, students, seniors
Saturday Matinee:  Admission by donation

Filmed in our community of Morton!  Brooks Caldwell, (Cary Elwes) an erudite and handsome lawyer, seems to have it all: wealth, social status and a red hot career. His success is, in reality, a product of his marriage to his beautiful, socialite wife, Amanda, (Terri Polo) a wealthy timber heiress. Unlike most, who would remain content to enjoy a life of luxury and privilege, Brooks continues to risk everything by having extramarital affairs. Brooks' philandering, in addition to humiliating Amanda, has driven her to the point of a mental breakdown. Having been pushed over the edge, Amanda orchestrates a just and elaborate plan to bring her husband down. When Brooks leaves for a weekend romp with his latest squeeze, (Agnes Bruckner) his life quickly descends into a bizarre, nightmarish, downward spiral.  View movie trailer.

A Night with an Unborn Star at the Roxy Theater

A Night with an Unborn Star at the Roxy Theater
June 28, at 7:00 p.m.

How often does a local musician graduate from high school and have his own show at the Roxy in the same month?  Jacob is a singer/songwriter/guitarist with talent extraordinaire!  He is registered for America’s Got Talent in Los Angeles—this young man is on his way.  Let’s cheer him on!  Tickets:  $10 Open seating

Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation's Benefit Golf Tournament

Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation's Benefit Golf Tournament
July 19

The 8th annual Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, July 19th at the Ironwood Green Golf Course in Glenoma. More details to come!  For more information, call Executive Director Diane Evans at 360-496-3610.

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival
August 1-3

"Put Your Blue On" and get ready to celebrate Blueberries!  Take in the festivities with live music on two stages, craft and food vendors, a blueberry pancake breakfast, quilt show and raffle, a 5K tailrace, art contest, and parade, blueberry pie eating contest, dog show and races, car show, talent show and treasure hunts for all ages. This is good, hometown neighborly fun for all!

All Star Roxy Revueat the Roxy Theater

All Star Roxy Revue at the Roxy Theater
August 2, 6 & 9 at 7 p.m. & Aug 3 & 10 at 2 p.m.

Romp through three decades of musical theater with all the glitz and glamour of the Roxy and its stars.  Lynne Thornton, Director .  Tickets:  Advanced: $10 adults; $5 children.  At the door: $11 adults; $6 children.  Reserved Seating.  Purchase Tickets online, at the BCJ Gallery and at Centralia College East.

71st Annual Loggers Jubilee

72nd Annual Loggers Jubilee
August 7-10

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

Lumber Race
August 10

The Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation will be hosting its 3rd 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 held. However, rather dumping numbered rubber ducks into the river for a race, we're dumping numbered pieces of cedar!  The first block of wood across the finish line will earn the $5,000 cash prize!  The race begins at 11:30 a.m.  Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and are available from Hospital Foundation members and at the Morton Hospital Gift Shop.  Sponsored by Alta Forest Products. For more information, call Executive Director Diane Evans at 360-496-3610.

Membership Appreciation Night at the Tiller Arts Center

Membership Appreciation Night  at the Tiller Arts Center
September 27 at 6 p.m.

FMAC members and those who wish to join are invited to an evening of entertainment, a bit of business, and good food.  Wish to join? Do so at the door.  RSVP BCJ Gallery 360-496-0542.

Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation's Dinner Auction

Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation's Dinner Auction
October 4

Join The Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation for their annual benefit Dinner Auction.  Come support the efforts of Morton General Hospital.  More details to follow.

Autumn Music Fest at the Roxy Theater

Autumn Music Fest  at the Roxy Theater
October 19 at 4 p.m.

Choirs and soloists from area churches come together for an inspirational program that includes sing-alongs. Sponsored by The East County Journal.  Tickets:  $5 adults, $2 children ages 6-12, children under 6 free.  Open seating.

Tree Army / Tree Soldier
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Tree Soldier

Tree Army / Tree Soldier

Wednesday, November 5, at 7:00 p.m.

Free - donations welcomed.

Enjoy this two-part program featuring the work and impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Tree Army
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Washington State, 1933-1941

Janet Oakley, writer and historian, describes the CCC’s impact on our state’s natural resources—and the men who worked to preserve them—highlighting the creation and culture of CCC logging camps.  A partnership with Mineral School and Humanities Washington.  Followed by:

Tree Soldier
Readers’ Theatre – a Short Play

Adapted from Janet Oakley’s award-winning novel, this script takes us into the lives in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). A government forestry camp set deep in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest might not seem the likely place to find redemption, but in 1935, Park Hardesty hopes for just that. 

 

To Be Frank

To Be Frank OnStage Teen Theatre Education Fall Program

Nov 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Nov 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Roxy Theatre
OnStage Teen Theatre Education Program
Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door.  Open seating.

An original play written by one of Morton's own graduates, Alexander Peterson, To Be Frank is a humorous tale that poses the question, “What if you could just hit rewind and have a do-over?” Everyone has wished for this sort of opportunity at some point in their lives, and To Be Frank explores the possibilities through a narrator, named Frank, of course, who, unsatisfied with how the story is turning out, tries again and again to get this love story right! Full of comedy in its many forms, this tale of the pitfalls of love and fate will make you laugh at every turn! Directed by Fiona Thornton.

Veterans’ Day Tribute

In Honor of Veterans – USO II at the Roxy Theater
November 15 at 7:00 p.m.

OnStage Children's Theatre Fall Drama Camp

Folk Tales for Fun
OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Program

Dec 12 at 7 p.m. & Dec 14 at 2 p.m.

Purchase Tickets

Let the Navigator from Folk Tales for Fun take you on a magnificent tour of Germany, Egypt, Turkey, Liberia and more with entertaining, universal folk tales both new and familiar to children.  With the help of Decipher, the play’s foreign language translator, and I Don’t Know, a character who surprisingly knows it all, you can bridge the gap between cultures by experiencing these six stories from other countries.  Employing a combination of comedy and education without seeming preachy or boring, this exceptional children’s play will have actors and audiences alike lost in the magic and fun of other worlds, enhanced by the amazing and insightful tour guides in this play!
Roxy Christmas Festival
Roxy Christmas Festival
Barbara Clevenger Johnson Gallery Benefit

December 3-6 & 10-12, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. &
December 13, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Experience a wonderland of creativity and generosity. Bid and vote for your favorites in this 8-day silent-auction event.  Free admission.

Christmas in the Mountains

Christmas in the Mountains  
Saturday, December 13, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Come to the Roxy and celebrate the holiday season!  Go for a hayride, witness a living nativity, stay for a free movie – and more.  Let’s celebrate Christmas in the Mountains!  Free admission to events. 

 

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