Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State.

Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State.

Join us Saturday February 2nd @ 3pm at the Clinton Community Hall. Local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history. Further, Banel explores how these storms can revive our shared humanity. Frightening weather can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate, and protect each other. Participants are encouraged to share their own memories of how they survived being snowed in, washed out, or left without power in the wake of a big storm—and why we remember those moments for the rest of our lives. Feliks Banel is a writer and producer, and serves as editor of COLUMBIA, the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. He has been a host and contributor for KIRO Radio on matters of Northwest history and culture for many years; he created the history series ‘This NOT Just In’ for KUOW Public Radio; and he produces documentaries for the Seattle Channel. This free talk is sponsored by Clinton...
Community Hall Septic System Needs Your Help!

Community Hall Septic System Needs Your Help!

Installation has started for the new septic system! Our fabulous community has rallied their support and we’ve nearly reached our $15,000 fundraising goal. The final push to our goal as we start the work will give us the funds we need to pay for the work. We can do it! We have set up a  GoFundMe page to replace our failed septic system. Click Here.    Thank you to all the wonderful community members who have donated. Let your friends and neighbors know of this critical need and we’ll make our funding goal. We’re looking forward to being fully functional again to serve our community. It was a sad day when the inspector told us the 65-year-old septic system at the Hall had failed. The drain field is likely under the asphalt parking lot and the tanks and pipes we can see have begun to disintegrate and are not up to code. Without a fully functioning septic system, we cannot use the toilet nor the kitchen facilities. In the interim, we have port-a-potties on site for bathroom use, but the kitchen is off limits for now. Our fundraising goal is $15,000. We’re almost to our goal. Help put us over the top! Or if you prefer to donate by check you can mail to: PO Box 612, Clinton WA 98236   Payable to: Clinton Progressive Association. We realize we are in the midst of our Annual Membership Drive, and it’s a hard time to ask for additional money.  However, we are confident our community will rally around to help the Clinton Community Hall get back to full capacity. The Clinton Progressive Association is a non-profit...
Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with song!

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with song!

“Free at last, free at last…” was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King for his people. His voice was one of the uncounted millions throughout history who have spoken out against injustice. Come and sing along with Bryan Stratton songs that have been sung throughout time by those who have been marginalized and by those who wanted to make the world a better place for all. Free and hosted by Clinton Public...
Support the Clinton Library. Saturday Jan 19 Book Sale

Support the Clinton Library. Saturday Jan 19 Book Sale

You know what to expect at the Used Book Sale organized by the Friends of the Clinton Library.  Great deals on books that will entertain, inform, or teach you a new skill!  Bring the kids and nurture their love of reading. Let them pick from a wide selection of great books for children. There is something for everyone and you can’t beat the great prices. From 10 am to 3 pm at the Clinton Community Hall. Don’t miss...
Civil Conversations in an Angry Age

Civil Conversations in an Angry Age

At what point does a conversation become a battle? Why do some opinions inflame our emotions, leading to anger, fights, and even the end of relationships with family and friends? Philosopher David E. Smith takes a deep look at those moments when civility breaks down. By mapping the structure of how we converse, and digging into the root causes of both civility and incivility, Smith explores how we can have meaningful, respectful conversations on notoriously difficult topics like politics, religion, and morality. In our increasingly polarized political environment, Smith provides participants with the tools needed to embark upon more thoughtful, fruitful discussions. David Smith holds a PhD in religious studies from Temple University. For the past decade he has held roles as a lecturer, assistant professor, and associate professor of philosophy and religious studies. He currently teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Washington and frequently gives lectures in libraries, community centers, and retirement centers. This event is part of Humanities Washington and is hosted by the Clinton...