Dad's Night Out-Saturday, June 19 5-7 PM

posted Jun 7, 2021, 9:31 PM by Mason Benson Center

Treat Dad to a night out with Food Trucks, Mason/Benson SWAG, and Live Music presented by Mason Lake's own "Rockin Roland'.  He plays all the great sing-a-long tunes Dad is sure to love and will get him dancing!

Kern's Kitchen and Radio Fryer Food Trucks will be putting out delish food.  We have even scheduled a 'Dessert' Food Truck!

The library will be open for your borrowing and Mason/Benson t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats will be on sale.

2021 Lakeside Summer Concert Line-up Announced

posted May 14, 2021, 1:27 PM by Mason Benson Center   [ updated May 14, 2021, 1:28 PM ]

Hello Mason Lake!

Today we learned who The Seahawks will be playing this year. Tonight you’ll learn the musical lineup for The Lakeside Summer Concert Series.

July 3: Kicking things off as they did in 2020, No Slack Jack starts the season off with their own lineup of Top 40 Oldies. No Slack Jack is proudly brought to you courtesy of Windermere Peninsula Properties and Robert Cook.

July 10: If you’ve ever been to a Seattle-area yacht club dance, you’ve probably danced to The Tropics. They’ll be on stage bringing their own mix of “Yacht Rock Music” to actual boaters in their boats this time.

July 17: Back by popular demand, The Tonz will be playing their mix of rhythm and blues to the stage, out on the dock, and everywhere in-between.

July 24: A new group to Lakeside, we’ll feature PC and J, a four-piece group playing easy listening top 40 music.

July 31: “The Great Mason Lake’s Got Talent Night”. Let’s see all the talent residing on the shores of Mason Lake. We’re all here to cheer you on! Contact me to be included in the night’s lineup.

August 7: The Michael Pratt Band- it was a rainy evening last year when they performed for us, so many of you didn’t get a chance to hear them. Michael and the guys put on a high-powered show of Country Rock and proved to be one of the best bands of last year’s lineup. The Michael Pratt Band is being brought to you through the generosity of Mason Lake’s own Last Chapter Book Club.

August 14- The Jimmy Hoffman Band- Keeping the Country Rock vibe going for two weeks in a row, The Jimmy Hoffman Band will keep things moving with their own brand of musical showmanship. The Jimmy Hoffman Band is being brought to you through the generosity of Don Little and family.

August 21- Handy-Dullum Fusion- The crowd loved drummer and co-founder of HDF, Tony Handy so much, we just had to have them back again. Their mix of rock-inspired jazz originals are truly something special. And come early and get a good spot close to the dock so you can chat with Tony when he comes out to meet everyone.

August 28- Tammy Frost and Friends- Tammy’s back and this time with a new group. It’s a fun bunch with an eclectic mix of rock, soul, and Americana.

September 4- Closing out the Series on the Labor Day Weekend will be a new band to the lineup. It’s not the Guess Who? or the Wonder Who? or even just The Who. It will be a surprise band playing top 40 hits from days gone by. You’ll hear a little bit of this and a bit of that. There will be almost two centuries of professional music performing up on stage and they’ll be playing not only tunes you know, but ones that many bands don’t choose to tackle. Sponsored by Bill and Kathy Sanford.

That’s the lineup folks. If you see a band that you, your neighbors, your business would like to present, it’s as easy as contacting me. And we’re pooling individual donations as well, so please, support the quality of life on Mason Lake and live music. And as always, 100% of the donations go directly to the performers. Thanks to those who have donated and thanks in advance to those who are planning to.

Bill Sanford and Art Whitson

To donate; email Bill Sanford at

Boater Safety Class

posted Apr 9, 2021, 2:19 PM by Mason Benson Center   [ updated Apr 9, 2021, 2:30 PM ]

Sign up for our 2021 Boater Safety Class to be held at MBC clubhouse on Saturday, May 22 from 9 AM-5 PM.  This free class will be taught by Mason County Sheriff Deputies and will provide you with the required Boater Safety card(fee required).

Sign up for your spot by calling Lynn Murdy @ 360.426.4815

Get your WA State Boater Education Card

You are required to have a Boater Education Card if you fit the following criteria:
You operate a vessel with a 15-horsepower (or greater) motor.
You were born after Jan. 1, 1955.
You are 12 years of age or older.

To obtain your card online, go to:

Additional information:


posted Mar 16, 2021, 10:04 AM by Mason Benson Center

Join your MBC friends for a safe and 'SOCIALLY DISTANCED' event MBC

Saturday, March 20 from 4-6 PM

Kern's Kitchen Food Truck will be serving their famous mouth watering food for you to take home and enjoy.  Cash or check only, thanks.
MBC SWAG, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hats will be on sale and for order.
MBC Library will be open for you to safely choose books or jigsaw puzzles.
North Mason Food Bank will be available for you to make a donation of food or cash/check to help neighbors in need.
MBC dues can be paid for 2021 year.  Don't be deleted from our community wide email system.

2020 Adopt-A-Family

posted Oct 21, 2020, 5:47 PM by Mason Benson Center

It's time once again for the MBC Adopt-A-Family for Christmas program!  Last year was such a huge success that this year we are including more families to help.  

Grapeview School is identifying 5 families that could use some help making Christmas extra-special.  They'll be giving us a list of needs and wants for the chosen families, including sizes and ages.  In addition to gifts and gift cards for the 5 families, we will be donating grocery gift cards to at least 5 more families this year.  You can donate money, and the elves are happy to shop for you and wrap the gifts.  Or you can choose gifts from the list and do the shopping and wrapping yourself!  I'll have the Wishlist from the school by November 15th, but you can contribute money any time you like.  Mail checks (made out to Nancy Starr) to 800 Mason Lake Dr South, Grapeview, WA, 98546, or email me at if you have questions. 

If you choose to purchase a gift, please let me know so we won't have duplicates.  Be assured that we will make your donation go as far as possible - we look for specials and sales, and utilize Kohl's Bucks to make the money go even further. Last year we even had Kohl's Bucks that were good to spend AFTER Christmas so we purchased pillows and blankets for the Shelton women's shelter.  I'll be sending out emails with progress reports - let's see if we can top the wonderful response we had last year!

Mason County burn band lifted effective 10/1/2020

posted Oct 13, 2020, 1:43 PM by Mason Benson Center   [ updated Oct 13, 2020, 1:43 PM ]

Effective 10/1/2020 Mason County has lifted the burn ban.

Mason County Total Outdoor Burn Ban

posted Aug 31, 2020, 11:49 AM by Mason Benson Center   [ updated Aug 31, 2020, 11:55 AM ]

Effective 8/28/2020 - Current weather conditions within Mason County have created substantial fire dangers and that there is a need to enact restriction on outdoor burning to all lands regulated by Mason County. This burn restriction applies to OUTDOOR BURNING, including land clearing and yard debris;and INCLUDES prohibition of recreational fires.  The use of charcoal briquettes, gas and propane barbecues will continue to be allowed under the ban.

50 Years of Fun and Friendships!

posted Aug 7, 2020, 1:23 PM by Mason Benson Center   [ updated Aug 8, 2020, 4:41 PM by MBC Web Admin ]

Come join friends as we celebrate 50 years of fun and friendships of the Mason Benson Center!
From 10-12 AM the MBC will be hosting a 'drive-by' Car Show and Food Bank Drop Off.  You will also be receiving a commemorative gift to mark this special occasion.  Continue around the Lakes with your decorated car, Celebrating our special community.  SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 10-12 AM.  Click here for additional details.

Lakeside Summer Concert Series

posted Jul 1, 2020, 2:36 PM by Mason Benson Center

The 2020 Covid-19 Lakeside Summer Concert Series begins at 6 PM on Friday, July 3rd.  Bill and Kathy Sanford and Art and Anne Whitson are the masterminds behind the Summer Concert Series.  They are accepting donations to help defray the costs and to pay band members for travel.  Donations will be accepted at the events or send to Bill Sanford's PayPal account at  Bill's home address is PO Box 350, Olalla, WA 98359.  Thank You!

4th of July at MBC

posted Jun 12, 2020, 7:43 PM by Mason Benson Center   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 2:04 PM ]

The Covid-19 can not stop our 4th of July Celebration!  July 3rd is the first of several Lakeside Summer Concerts featuring Live Music from No Slack Jack from 6-8 PM at the homes of Bill/Kathy Sanford and Art/Anne Whitson (1581/1591 East Mason Lake Dr. East) Donations are appreciated and can be sent to: Bill Sanford PO Box 350 Olalla, WA 98359.  Donations will be accepted the night of each show.  Watch for more live groups throughout the summer!

FIREWORKS AT MASON LAKE...Thanks to the Chad Hauer family and local donations, the Fireworks Show will begin near 10:30 at the South end of the lake.

BOAT PARADES will take place on both Benson AND Mason Lakes.  Benson's parade begins at 2 PM and Mason Lake at 4 PM beginning at Calm Cove this year.  Join the fun and decorate your boat!  

Have a safe and healthy 4th of July!

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