City of Morton - Morton Washington
2017 Events


Lyceym Lecture Series

Centralia College Fall Lyceum Lecture Series

Presented by Centralia College East
Thursdays, September 28 – December 7, Noon to 12:50 p.m.
at the Roxy Theater

Speakers on a wide range of topics—join us in learning! Drop in for individual lectures, or register for the series for $25. Contact Centralia College East for the lecture schedule and to register: 360-496-5022. More details to be announced!

A partnership of Centralia College East and Fire Mountain Arts Council.

at the Roxy Theater

Scrooge

OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Program
December 1 & 8 at 7 p.m., December 2 & 9 at 2 p.m.
at Roxy Theater

Tickets:  Adults: $9 in advance, $10 at the door. Children 12 and under: $5.

Share the magic of this wonderful musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite Christmas classic, Dicken’s A Christmas Carol!  Children from 6 to 18 perform. The original music beautifully accompanies this uplifting retelling.

Festival of Trees

11th Annual Festival of Trees

A Barbara Clevenger Johnson Gallery Benefit
At the Tiller Arts Center
December 7-8, - 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
December 9 - 11am to 5pm

Festivities and the silent auction begin with the unveiling of the indoor forest during the Festival of Trees Winter Wonderland Gala. Refreshments, raffles, and win door prizes while you bid and vote for your favorite tree. Silent auction concludes at 5 p.m. December 9.

Christmas in the Mountains

11th Annual Christmas in the Mountains

December 7-8
at Roxy Theater
Admission by donation

Living Nativity at the Roxy
December 9, 5:30pm

Help us celebrate the holiday season at the Roxy Theater. Visit Santa in the Tiller from 10am-12PM, go on a hayride from 10am-12pm, visit the Living Nativity at the Roxy at 6PM, and watch a holiday themed movie at the Roxy at 7PM. What a great way to spend time with your friends in the community during the holiday season!

Lights in Gust Backstrom Park

Lights in Gust Backstrom Park - Parade & Christmas Tree Lighting

December 8
Gust Backstrom Park

Christmas Parade starts downtown Morton on Main Avenue - 5:30pm

Christmas tree Lighting at Gust Backstrom Park - 6:00pm

A Christmas in the Mountains Event
Sponsored by: City of Morton & Morton Chamber of Commerce

 

Past Events

at the Roxy Theater

Winter Youth Showcase

High School Arts Programs Collaborate
January 28 at 7 p.m.
at Roxy Theater
Tickets: $9 adults ($10 at the door), $5 children

High School education and arts programs collaborate as actors, artists, dancers, musicians, and vocalists share their talents with the audience.

White Pass Scenic Byway

White Pass Scenic Byway quarterly tourism meeting 

February 7 - Tacoma Power Offices - Mayfield Lake

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

At the Tiller Arts Center

Friday, Feb 10, at 7:00 p.m.  Pay-what-you-can Preview (show only)
Saturday, Feb 11, at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner & show
Sunday, Feb 12, at 1:00 p.m.  Luncheon & show
Saturday, Feb 18, at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner & show
Sunday, Febr 19, at 1:00 p.m.  Luncheon & show

PURCHASE TICKETS

In advance:
$30 dinner & show
$25 luncheon & show
$12 show only – Seating at 6:45 p.m. & 1:45 p.m.
At the door:
$13 show only – Seating at 6:45 p.m. & 1:45 p.m.
Pay what you can (Feb. 10 Preview only)

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home and take relish in their bickering and complaining. Suddenly, their movie-star sister Masha swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up. Comedy ensues, further fueled by the sassy maid Cassandra.  Fiona Thornton directs Christopher Durang’s Tony-Award-winning, no-apologies parody of plays by Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov. Enjoy your meal by Creative Catering.

at the Roxy Theater

Oly Mountain Boys

Foot-stomping, Toe-tapping Bluegrass
March 4 at 7 p.m.
at Roxy Theater
Tickets:  $9 adults ($10 at the door), $5 children

The Oly Mountain Boys play bluegrass with high-energy drive and a Pacific Northwest bent, mixing traditional tunes with revolutionary bluegrass compositions. By combining picking prowess with tight three-part vocal harmonies, the band aims to showcase the power and appeal of a truly American musical form.

at the Roxy Theater

The Brothers Rowe

Rock ’n’ Roll, Blues, Country, and Gospel
March 18 at 7 p.m.
at Roxy Theater
Tickets: $9 adults ($10 at the door), $5 children

Three brothers playing the guitar, bass guitar and drums entertain with lively music and song.

OnStage Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser

OnStage Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser

At the Tiller Arts Center
March 25, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person

Dance all 12 hours, only dance to certain songs, or just watch. Choose your own way to dance! Come out and support the Kids of OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Program in their Spring production, at the Tiller Arts Center in Morton WA. Lots of music, refreshments, and of course DANCING!

Annual Community Cleanup Day

Community Cleanup Day

April 8
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Morton, Washington

We’ll have the coffee on at 8 am in the Interpretive Center (194 Main right behind the Train Depot). Orientation begins at 8:30 am.

Hamburgers and hot dogs, provided by Hampton Lumber, will be served at noon. Side dishes are appreciated!

Community Service hours are available for students. Bring the whole family to help with spring cleanup day!

5th Annual Rain Festival

6th Annual Rain Festival

Help us celebrate the rain!
April 8 at 4 p.m.
Morton, Washington

Help us “celebrate the rain!” Enjoy a large screen sing-a-long, and armchair aerobics.  Participate in the Umbrella Parade. Win door Prizes! Enjoy refreshments! Festival will be followed by a rain-themed movie at the Roxy Theater.

Lyceym Lecture Series

Centralia College Spring Lyceum Lecture Series

Presented by Centralia College East
Thursdays, April 13 – June 1, Noon to 12:50 p.m.
at the Roxy Theater

View the Event Flyer

Speakers on a wide range of topics—join us in learning! Drop in for individual lectures, or register for the series for $25. Contact Centralia College East for the lecture schedule and to register: 360-496-5022. More details to be announced!

A partnership of Centralia College East and Fire Mountain Arts Council.

April 13: Fred Schwindt & April Doolittle “Waterways: Exploring the World by Kayak”

April 20: Annie Schinnell, Wildland Firefighter “What Smokey Bear Isn’t Telling You”

April 27: Vince Perez, Association of Washington Student Leaders “Ethnic Studies –A Conversation Today”

May 4: David Peterson, Centralia College Instructor “Mechatronics in the Classroom & Workplace”

May 11: Nickel Wood, International Mountain Guides “Climbing Rainier: One Foot in Front of the Other”

May 18: Steve Hoecker, Singer/Songwriter “The Art of Writing Songs”

May 25: Mikhael Tran, Firefighter/EMT “Smells Like Something is Burning: Sniffing our your passion in life”

June 1: Doug Anderson, Trout Lake PCT “Angel Stories of the Pacific Crest Trail: Angel Encounters”

Ladies Spring Tea - Brunch

Celebrating Women Ladies Brunch

April 22, 2017

10 a.m., 
Morton Methodist Church
427 West Main, Morton

Proceeds support the efforts of Morton General Hospital.

Packwood Mountain Festival & Fun Run

Packwood Mountain Festival & Fun Run

in Packwood,
May 5-7

This annual event is a celebration of mountain culture, heritage, crafts and customs, including Native American heritage. Packwood and its surrounding history will be featured. The event is presented by the White Pass Country Historical Society and Museum. Call 360-494-4007.

at the Roxy Theater

The Little Princess

OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Production
May 5 & 12 at 7 p.m., May 6 & 13 at 2 p.m.
at Roxy Theater
Tickets: $9 adults ($10 at the door), $5 children

The fanciful and sometimes heart-breaking story of the imaginative Sara Crewe is told in captivating musical style.

White Pass Scenic Byway

White Pass Scenic Byway quarterly tourism meeting 

May 9 - Lake Mayfield Resort and Marina

Corks ‘N Caps

Corks ‘N Caps

May 20
Lake Mayfield Marina & Resort

Join the Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation’s spring wine and beer meal pairing event at Lake Mayfield Marina & Resort.  The Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation is a volunteer-based organization that functions with the sole purpose of supporting Morton General Hospital and its employees.

Packwood Memorial Day Flea Market

Packwood Memorial Day Flea Market

May 26-29
Packwood

This bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a bustling flea market, one of the largest in the Western U.S. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound. Come find your treasure. Call (360) 494- 2223.

at the Roxy Theater

Children’s Dance Recital

June 3 at 2 p.m.
at Roxy Theater

Enjoy children ages 3-15 dance to tap, jazz, creative movement, and lyrical dances. 18 children

 

Roxy Benefit Golf Tourney

Roxy Benefit Golf Tournament

At Ironwood Greens in Glenoma
June 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Entry fee: $30

The 5th Annual Roxy Golf Tournament at Ironwood Greens, Glenoma, features 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 $30/person includes 12 holes and a complementary Roxy Theater movie ticket. Thanks for supporting your community theater.

 

OnStage Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser

Peril of the Plains (and other foolery)

Roxy Players Traveling Troupe
June 24 at 7 p.m. – Packwood Grade School Gym
July 8 & 22 at 7 p.m. – Roxy Theater stage
September 16 at 7 p.m. – Packwood Grade School Gym
October 7 at 7 p.m. – Onalaska Apple Harvest Festival
Tickets: $12 adults ($13 at the door), $6 children

The evil and greedy Medusa Dunnit has taken over the sleepy little town of Critter Crossing with the help of weak-willed Judge Wally Wessell and nasty Sheriff Black Burt Bushwacker.  Who will step forward to help plucky Penelope Fortune save Critter Crossing’s Orphan School and Old Folks Home from these evil villains?  The entertaining evening is complete with vaudeville-style comedy and music.

Total Experience Gospel Choir

Total Experience Gospel Choir 

June 25 at 4 p.m.
at Roxy Theater
Admission by donation

The Total Experience Gospel Choir bursts with love, joy and enthusiasm. It is hailed as one of the Pacific NW’s finest soulful ensembles. Pastor Patrinell Staten Wright started the group as a gospel music class at Seattle’s Franklin High School in 1973. Since then, the choir has grown to become a nationally and internationally known gospel singing group.

at the Roxy Theater

Kids’ Intensive Drama School (KIDS)

OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Program
Day Camp: June 26-July 13, Monday-Friday 12-4 p.m.
Cost: $100 (limited scholarships available)

Performances: July 14 at 7 p.m. and July 15 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $9 adults ($10 at the door), $5 children

Children from 5 to 18 develop original scripts, characters, set pieces, costumes, and lighting.

Annual Chamber of Commerce Picnic

Annual Morton Chamber of Commerce Picnic

July 26
5:30 p.m.
Cowlitz River Valley Historical Society grounds
(Morton Depot site) 194 W. Main Ave. Morton

Chamber members and guests welcome. Bring a potluck dish to share, hot dogs and hamburgers courtesy Hampton Lumber. Live entertainment, raffles and door prizes. Face painting. Bring a lawn chair if possible.

Questions? Contact the Morton Chamber office at (360) 496-6086.

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

Mossyrock Blueberry Festival

August 4-6
Mossyrock

"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 trailrace, 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. Call 360-880-1111.

at the Roxy Theater

9 to 5, The Musical

Summer Musical Theatre with Centralia College East
August 5, 8, 9, 12 at 7 p.m. and August 6, 13 at 2 p.m.
at Roxy Theater
Reserved seating: $12 adults ($13 at the door), $6 children

Armed with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, three female 1970’s office workers team up to take revenge against their sexist, egotistical, lying boss. An outrageous comedy!

White Pass Scenic Byway

White Pass Scenic Byway quarterly tourism meeting 

August 10 - Josie’s Café, Packwood, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Morton Loggers Jubilee

75th Annual Morton Loggers’ Jubilee

Morton
August 10-13

The 75th Annual Loggers' Jubilee is "the Granddaddy of all Logging Shows" and a celebration for people of all ages. From the Main Street Parade to the lawnmower races, the world-famous logging shows to the Jubilee queen coronation, the Morton Loggers' Jubilee promises a good time for all. Call 360-523-4049.

9th Annual Vintage Car Show

10th Annual Vintage Car Show

August 25
Heritage House in Morton
Entries start at 5:30pm

Car Awards, Raffles, Live Music, Good Food.

Hawaiian theme - be sure to wear your Hawaiian shirt or mumu!

Heritage House Assisted Living and Memory Care
860 W. Main Ave, Morton, WA 98356 (360) 496-6699

For more information, contact  joie.nyman@caringplaces.com or call 360-496-6699.

 

at the Roxy Theater

All Day Sing – Shape Note Singing

At the Tiller Arts Center
August 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission by donation

Shape notes are a music notation designed to facilitate congregational and community singing. The notation, introduced in 1801, became a popular teaching device in American singing schools. Shapes were added to the note heads in written music to help singers find pitches within major and minor scales without the use of more complex information found in key signatures on the staff.

Morton's Saturday Farmer’s Market

Morton's Saturday Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday through mid-September, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

**Note: No market on Aug. 12 due to Jubilee**

Grassy area adjacent to Gust Backstrom Park
700 W. Main Ave. in Morton

Fresh produce, arts and crafts, baked goods. Free entertainment and activities.

New vendors are welcome! No garage sale or swap meet vendors.
Contact Morton City Hall for vendor application ($20 one time yearly fee)
Questions? Call (360) 496-6881 or stop by City Hall at 250 Main Ave. in downtown Morton.

Vendor Application

Packwood Memorial Day Flea Market

Packwood Labor Day Flea Market

Packwood
September 1-4

This bi-annual event turns the town of Packwood into a bustling flea market, one of the largest in the Western U.S. Hundreds of vendors sell antiques, novelties, clothing, and all kinds of household and decorative items. Tools, toys, and extraordinary finds abound. Come find your treasure. Call (360) 494- 2223.

FMAC Membership Appreciation Night

Membership Appreciation Gala Dinner

September 16 at 6:30 p.m.
at Roxy Theater

Membership Appreciation Night welcomes Fire Mountain Arts Council members to an entertaining evening of live entertainment, a bit of business, and a tasty meal. Want to be part of the fun? Join Fire Mountain Arts Council at the door, at the BCJ Gallery, or by mail. Click here for the membership brochure. Member dues for 2017-2018 is $50, and include four complimentary tickets valued at up to $10 each.

Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation's Dinner Auction

Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation's Dinner Auction

October 7, 2017
Morton Lions Hall

The Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation’s annual dinner is an event filled with laughter and friendship and offers a wide variety of both silent and live auction items.  Your support of the Foundation provides scholarships for hospital employees and equipment for Morton General Hospital.

Music Festival

Autumn Music Fest

October 15 at 4 p.m.
Admission by donation. Also accepting food items for the food bank.
at the Roxy Theater

Autumn Music Fest brings soloists and ensembles from area churches and choirs together for an inspirational musical program. Sponsored by DeVaul Publishing.

Mystery Dinner Party

Mystery Dinner Party

October 21 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Roxy Theater

Costumes are highly encouraged. The best costume will receive an award. To rent a costume, leave a message for Louise at the BCJ Gallery (360) 496-0542.

at the Roxy Theater

OnStage Halloween Fundraiser

October 28 from 5-10 p.m.
at Roxy Theater

Movie Marathon:  $5 Adults, $3 Children
Halloween Party: $3
Bid Donation: Flashmob a house on Halloween

Come and take part in varied events to celebrate Halloween at the Roxy Theater and Tiller Arts Building: a movie marathon from 5-10PM. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children and students at the Roxy. Attend a Halloween party for $3 at the Tiller. Get your face painted, enjoy baked goods, participate in a costume contest. Bid by donation, and the OnStage crew will Flashmob a house in the Morton area on Halloween!

   

 

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