City of Morton - Morton Washington
2015 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: $8 adults, $7 for students, children, and seniors.

Monday: “Dollar-off Day” Adults $7, Seniors/Students/Children $6

 

Past Events

park

Morton Parks and Tourism Advisory Group (PTAG) meeting

Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bob Lyle Community Building.

White Pass Scenic Byway

White Pass Scenic Byway monthly tourism meeting

January 7 at 1 p.m. at the Mossyrock Community Building

Next to Nature Spark Series

Next to Nature Launch:  Views and Brews   

January 14 at 6 p.m.   
At The Bean Tree
Admission by donation
   
Views and Brews launches the Next to Nature series of events.  The Bean Tree across the street from the Roxy opens its doors for dinner and brews plus Jacob Weber playing his regionally-inspired music.  Then the Roxy hosts Nathan Reynolds, Cowlitz Tribe ecologist, sponsored by Mt. St. Helens Institute.  He presents Mt. St. Helens in the ways it is culturally important to the Cowlitz people.

Keep Roxy Rockin' Bowling Benefit

Keep Roxy Rockin' Bowling Benefit

January 24 at 3 p.m.   
At Victory Lanes
Admission:  $20

Keep Roxy Rockin' Benefit Bowl features 3 games of 9 pin, refreshments, a 50/50 raffle, Roxy movie coupon, and Aussie door prizes in honor of Australia Day on January 26.

Odd Couple

Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (the female version!)

Dinner Theater at the Tiller Arts Center

February 13 & 14 at 6:00 p.m.; February 15, at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets in advance: 
$30 dinner and play; 
$25 luncheon and play; 
$12 play only

Tickets at the door:  $13 play only

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Enjoy a tasty, catered meal with friends at the Tiller Arts Center.  And then comedy!  Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

Next to Nature Spark Series

Next to Nature Series:  Wild

Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
Feb. 26:  Meal from 6-7 p.m. & 7 p.m. speaker   
At the Roxy Theater and The Bean Tree 
Tickets:  $8 adults; $7 seniors, students 

Wild, the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's autobiographical novel, Wild:  Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail will be followed on Thursday by dinner at The Bean  Tree and conversation led by mountaineer and guide Charlotte Austin and outdoor therapist Shiloh Reynolds.

The Songs of Sondheim in Concert

The Songs of Sondheim in Concert 

February 28 at 7 p.m.
At the Roxy Theater  
Tickets:  $12 Open seating

The Songs of Sondheim - A celebration of the musical-theatre songwriting of Stephen Sondheim through the voices of Erin Bake, Bob McKenzie-Sullivan, Joseph Brassey, Catherine Brassey, Alan Newman, Paul Brassey, and Fiona Thornton, accompanied by Nancy Dillard and directed by Paul Brassey.

Scroggins

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado Bluegrass Band

March 8 at 2 p.m.
At the Roxy Theater
Tickets:  $15 Open seating

Jeff Scroggins and Colorado is a high energy, high mountain “bluegrass explosion,” featuring the amazing banjo playing of Jeff Scroggins plus award winning musicians on mandolin, guitar, fiddle and bass.

Next to Nature Spark Series

Next to Nature Spark Series:  Tales from the Woods in Years Gone By and Sometimes a Great Notion

March 11 at 6:30 p.m.
At The Roxy Theater
Admission by donation 

Tales from the Woods in Years Gone By, presented by a panel of local, thoroughly seasoned loggers, precede screening of the film Sometimes a Great Notion.

One Snowy Night

One Snowy Night

March 18, 19, 20 for schools
March 21 at 7 p.m. & March 22, at 2 p.m.
At the Roxy Theater   
Tickets:  $10 adults; $5 children 12 and under. Open seating. 

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One Snowy Night by Charles Way--a young Icelandic boy faces responsibility, along with mythical characters, for his family's isolated farmstead. Humor and drama that will please both children and adults.

Blue Suede Renegade - Danny Vernon 

Blue Suede Renegade - Danny Vernon 

March 20 at 7 p.m.
Elvis Tribute Performance at the Roxy Theater   
Tickets:  $15 Open seating

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Back by popular demand:  the Blue Suede Renegade, starring Danny Vernon, the dynamic performer with his amazing voice and charisma who re-creates the excitement of Elvis.

 

Morton Clean Up Day

Watch for more details, coming soon!

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior

May 8, 15 at 7 p.m.; May 10, 17 at 2 p.m.

Presented by the OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Program at the Roxy Theater

Tickets:
In advance: $9 adults, $5 children 12 and under
At the door:  $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under.  Open seating.

Ronald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior is the timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir.  Watch as young actors bring this tale to chocolate-covered life.

Roxy Benefit Golf Tourney

Roxy Benefit Golf Tourney

June 6 at 9:30 a.m.
At the Ironwood Green in Glenoma
Tickets:  $40

The 3rd Annual Roxy Golf Tournament at Ironwood Greens in Glenoma features fun, 50/50 raffle, prizes, and events such as: Long Drive for men and women; Nearest the Pin for 2 holes for men and women. Participation fee of $40/person includes 12 holes, refreshments, and complementary Roxy Theater movie ticket. For more information, please contact Ron Field roan57@lewiscounty.com. Thanks for supporting your community theater!

Morton Dance Recital

Morton Dance Recital

June 12 at 6:30 p.m.
At the Roxy Theater
Tickets:  $10 adult; $8 children & seniors

Join us for an evening of Dance, music and fun at the Morton Dance Recital!  Watch students of Eatonville Dance, children, 3 to 18 years old, from beginner dancers to advanced.  You will enjoy, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and vocalists.  Call Eatonville Dance Center at 360-832-5555 for more information.

 

Chris Guenther and the Honky Tonk Drifters in Concert 

Chris Guenther and the Honky Tonk Drifters in Concert 

June 19, at 7 p.m.
At the Roxy Theater
Tickets: $10

Country/Americana recording artist Chris Guenther and his band blend Texas Swing, Old Time Fiddle, Surf, Blues, and Country Roadhouse Twang. With his band, the Honky Tonk Drifters, Chris showcases music from his 6 albums and performs music standards that have shaped the Country and Americana music landscape.

Kid's Time to Play

Kid's Time to Play

July 11 at 7 p.m. and July 12 at 2 p.m.
At the Roxy Theater

Presented by the OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Program at the Roxy Theater

Tickets:
In advance: $9 adults, $5 children 12 and under
At the door:  $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under
Open seating

"Kid's Time to Play" is the proud culmination of the On Stage Children's Theatre’s Educational Summer Drama Camp, coordinated by Christi Hall and directed by Jennifer Kinsman. The performance will be in the innovative format of a play segmented with vignettes developed by the participants.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

August 1, 4, 5, 8 at 7 p.m. and August 2, 9 at 2:00 p.m.
At the Roxy Theater

Tickets: 
In advance: $12 adults, $6 children 12 and under. 
At the door:  $13 adults, $6 children 12 and under.  Reserved seating.

Presented by Centralia College East with Fire Mountain Arts Council, it’s Oklahoma! -- Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, setting standards still followed in musical theatre. Amidst the high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys, two headstrong romantics, Curly and Laurey, find love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.  A revival of the first Centralia College East Summer Musical (1987).

71st Annual Loggers Jubilee

73rd Annual Loggers Jubilee

August 6-9

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!

White Pass Scenic Byway

White Pass Scenic Byway monthly tourism meeting

August 11, 2015 - in Randle, Location TBA

North Country Bluegrass Band

North Country Bluegrass Band

August 16 at 4 p.m.
At the Roxy Theater
Tickets:  $15, open seating

Based out of Seattle, Washington, the North Country Bluegrass Band is one of the premier traditional bluegrass bands from the Northwest. North Country was founded in 2012 when the guys were jamming together at a local bluegrass event in Seattle. They quickly found a unique chemistry and demonstrated the same love for music, songwriting, and instrumental dynamics. Within the first year of formation, the band played at prominent music venues, including Wintergrass and the historical Paramount Theatre. Since then, they have continued to build their repertoire and toured throughout the United States and Canada.  Visit the band's website.

Membership Appreciation Night

Membership Appreciation Night

September 19 at 6:30 p.m.  
At the Tiller Arts Center 
Tickets:  Free or $50 for 2014-2015 FMAC membership dues, which includes for complementary tickets valued at $10 or less  

Membership Appreciation Night welcomes Fire Mountain Arts Council members to an entertaining evening of comedy, music, a bit of business, and a potato bar supper.   Please contact the Gallery to RSVP at 360-496-0542.  Wish to be part of the fun?  Join Fire Mountain Arts Council at the door, at the gallery, or by mail.  Member dues for 2014-2015 are $50 and include four complementary tickets valued at up to $10

White Pass Scenic Byway

White Pass Scenic Byway monthly tourism meeting

October 13, 2015 - in Morton, Location TBA

Autumn Music Fest

Autumn Music Fest

October 18 4 p.m.   
At the Roxy Theater   
Admission by donation 

Autumn Music Fest brings soloists, ensembles, and choirs from area churches together for an inspirational musical program.

Mystery Dinner Theater

Mystery Dinner Party: Murder at the Deadwood Saloon

At the Tiller Arts Center
Saturday, October 24 at 5:00pm
Price: $30

Join us at the Deadwood Saloon (also known as the Tiller Arts Center) as we 'round up the rabble of prairie folk from barmaids to prospectors! Old money, new money, homesteads and oil... will the ranchers and the cowmen still be friends when pistols fly from their holsters?! Come in character and help solve the mystery of murder at the Deadwood Saloon! Dinner and drinks provided. Costume rentals available with advance notice.

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

December 9 - 12

Experience a wonderland of creativity and generosity at the BCJ Gallery Benefit Tree Auction. Visit the winter wonderland forest in the Tiller Arts Center to bid and vote for your favorites in this 4-day silent-auction event, ending at 7:00 p.m. on December 12. Stop by anytime between December 9 and 12 for door prizes, raffles, cocoa, and cookies-by-the-pound fundraiser for the Friends of the Library!

Special events:
Wednesday, December 9: 7:00-10:00pm Festival of Trees Gala
Thursday, December 10: 3:00-6:00pm Winter Wonderland Photobooth
Saturday, December 12: 2:00-7:00pm Christmas in the Mountains (all day community-wide event), including hayrides, living nativity, a free holiday movie and end of the Christmas Tree Silent Auction

Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Bazaar

Friday, December 11  - 10:00 to 6 :00
Saturday, December 12  - 9:00 to 5:00

Admission is Free.

Enjoy the Morton Holiday Bazaars at two great locations:

The Interpretive Center, 194 Main Street and The Lions Hall, 301 Knittles Way.

Door Prizes awarded hourly.  

Enjoy Big T BBQ at the Lions Hall in the Holiday Dining Room. To go orders available.

Spnsored by the Morton Chamber of Commerce.

Pictures with Santa

Pictures with Santa

December 12
10:00am - 1:00pm

Complimentary Pictures with Santa at the Historic Train Depot, 194 Main Street. Refreshments.

Come and see the miniature train circling though a Christmas village!

Pictures compliments of Stanley Oil Company

Hosted by the CRV Historic Society and the Morton Chamber of Commerce.

Lights in the Park

Lights in the Park

December 11 through December 23 
5:30 to7:30 pm

Drive thru Gust Backstrom City Park
750 W. Main Street, Morton

Who will win the traveling trophy? Vvote for your favorite Light Display.

Admission is a donation of any amount for the Teen Center.

Spnsored by the City of Morton and Morton Chamber of Commerce.

Jingle Jury

Jingle Jury
at Roxy Theater

Friday, December 11 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 13 at 2:00pm

Price: $9 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for children

The Candy Cane Courthouse is now in session, and your audience is the jury! The defendant, young Jim Dandy, has called Christmas spirit ’a lot of nonsense,’ but that won’t fly in the Christmas court of justice! In comes a colorful parade of Christmas personalities, including reindeer-in-training, an angel from atop a Christmas tree, wise men, and holiday shoppers, all defending the spirit of Christmas.