Wednesday, April 19
“Twelve Angry Jurors”
ILWACO — The Peninsula Players are holding auditions for their latest production, “Twelve Angry Jurors,” on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the River City Playhouse, 127 Lake Street SE in llwaco. Ed Ahlers will direct this play. Let your inner actor out.
Ready! For Kindergarten
LONG BEACH — Parents of children under 5-years of age are encouraged to attend a seminar sponsored by the Ocean Beach School District to learn about your child’s development. This event will provide information about how your child learns and be given materials and activities to use at home. Sessions will be held at the Ocean Beach School District building and Long Beach Elementary School library. On Wednesday, April 19, parents of children 2 to 4 years old should attend and on April 26, parents of children ages 4 to 5 years old should attend. Childcare will be available. Call 360-642-8586 to reserve your free spot, or email Ramona.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neptune Classic Movies
LONG BEACH — Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. Playing on April 19 is “Yellow Sky” starring Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark. 1949. 98 min.
Thursday, April 20
Hanging Baskets & Color Bowls
ILWACO — The Ilwaco High School Class of 2017 is offering beautiful hanging baskets and color bowls for sale to benefit the 2017 Substance Free Graduation Party. Baskets are $28 each or $25 each for two or more; color bowls are $22 each or $20 each for two or more. Plants will be available on June 3. Order today as there are a limited number available. All orders must be in and paid by May 19. For questions call Karen Brownlee at 360-244-3940 or Susan Carney at 360-777-8019.
OYSTERVILLE — Mary Garvey will lead the talk at the Oysterville Schoolhouse Lecture series on Thursday, April 20. She will discuss her work as a songwriter, and will be singing some of her favorites based on local stories. She is hopeful that both Observer columnist Cate Gable and KMUN’s Joanne Rideout will join her. Garvey works as a clerk at the Washington State University Extension Office in Long Beach. “Mary Garvey and Friend(s)” will begin their songs and stories at 10 a.m. The public is invited to come and to stay for the short question and answer period following the 50-minute presentation.
Friday, April 21
American Legion Walk for Veterans
LONG BEACH — The American Legion will hold a Walk for Veterans through downtown Long Beach on April 21 beginning at 1 p.m. The walk will start and end at Veterans Field in Long Beach. The registration fee is $20 and will include a T-shirt and water/snack. Leading the Walk will be American Legion Department of Washington Commander Wayne Elston. The purpose of this Walk is to raise public awareness about the crucial issues facing America’s veterans and their families. Veterans still have difficulty receiving health care in a timely manner and too many still have to wait years to have their disability claims resolved. Organizers noted we “owe it to those who served our country to never forget the sacrifice and devotion of veterans and their families. We are walking for those who have marched for freedom. Many are no longer able to do so for themselves.” Long Beach Mayor Jerry Phillips will give remarks prior to the walk. Proceeds will benefit the Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) Program and The Veterans Service Officers (VSO) Program. For more information about The American Legion Walk for Veterans or to register, please visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-legion-walk-for-veterans-tickets-32937247193 or call Terry Bryan 360-642-2041.
OCEAN PARK — Want to Write? Can’t find the time? Join a writing workshop in honor of the NaNoWriMo spirit where everyone can write! Come and relax, ready to submit to the might of the pen. Creativity of some sort is sure to ensue. At 3 p.m. on April 21, April 28 and May 5, come to the Ocean Park Timberland Library and work through those writer’s woes post-haste. Instruction and tools provided. For information call 360-665-4184.
Saturday, April 22
Golf Scholarship Tournament
SURFSIDE — Surfside Golf Clubs Scholarship Tournament will be held on Saturday April 22 at Surfside Golf Course. This is a two-person, 18-hole scramble with a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. Sign-in is at 7:30 a.m. The cost of registration is $55 which includes green fees and sack lunch. Play with a friend or they can match you up with a teammate. Sign-up immediately or the day of tournament at Surfside Golf Course in Ocean Park. Cart and club rental are available. Tournament proceeds provide scholarships for Ilwaco High School graduates with an interest in golf. For more information contact Sandy Cardelli at 971-227-2480 or Sandycardelli@yahoo.com.
Tokeland School Reunion
TOKELAND — The Tokeland Hotel will be hosting The Tokeland All School Reunion on Saturday April 22 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. “A Trip Back In Time To What Was Tokeland And The School, An Afternoon Of Memories.” This event is open only to anyone who attended Tokeland School at any time and their spouses. The reunion will feature a home movie made by Lois Sherlock which include school playground scenes of the kids in the 1950s and ‘60s, footage of a large winter storm, the North Cove Coast Guard Station washing away, the ship that ran aground on the Grayland beach in 1959, as well as lots of footage of the adults and kids of the time that made Tokeland what it was in those days. Many pictures of Tokeland from times past will also be seen on the big screen, and memories from times past will be shared. The Hotel will be having a buffet dinner for all the attendees. Cost for the Event will be $25 per person. If you need information email Ron Wilcox at email@example.com.
Boze to Speak at Republican Dinner
SOUTH BEND — Pacific County Republicans will hold their annual Lincoln Dinner will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Willapa Harbor Community Center in South Bend. The keynote speaker is David Boze. Boze will speak about the Democrats’ new-found love for Republican values and what the ‘Resist!’ movement means for President Trump and Republicans. He will also provide an update from Olympia and what it means for Washington State and Pacific County. Boze is scheduled to tour the Naselle Youth Camp earlier in the day. There will be messages from Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Beutler and 19th Legislative District State Representative Jim Walsh. Awards for the Republican of the Year and the Reagan Lifetime Achievement will also be given out. Tickets are $25 for the event. For more information call 360-642-2444 or visit www.pacificgop.com.
LONG BEACH — Strand Insurance, along with Liberty Northwest and Safeco Insurance Companies, is hosting a free shredding event on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. at 205 Bolstad Avenue East, in Long Beach, behind the Chinook Observer/Strand building. Protect yourself against identity theft by shredding obsolete tax documents, bank statements and cancelled checks, credit card documents, financial statements, insurance documents, business records and any other documents you want safety destroyed. Paper documents only, no need to remove clips, staples or binders. For additional information call 642-2345.
Black Lake Fishing Derby
ILWACO — The Ilwaco Parks and Recreation Commission’s Black Lake Fishing Derby is set for April 22. Registration online at www.ilwaco-wa.gov or onsite beginning at 7 a.m. The last registration will be accepted at 9:45 a.m. Final weigh-in is at 10 a.m., followed by the awards presentation and prizes. Free T-shirts are guaranteed if pre-registered by April 14. Come enjoy the free crafts tent; free pancake breakfast, juice, hot dogs and more, courtesy of New Life Church, Cottage Bakery, Ocean Spray, Rotary and Lakeview Estates Homeowners Association. This event is open to ages 2 to 14, and an adult must accompany all children. Fishing poles and bait will not be provided for the derby. Call 642-3145 for more information.
ILWACO — WSU Master Gardeners of Pacific County are hosting “Sustainable Gardening by Propagating Plants,” on Saturday, April 22 at Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. Master Gardeners will assist participants in using successful ways to propagate plants with stem cuttings. Bring a small knife for use during the workshop. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the plant clinic is from 10 a.m. to noon the Museum. If possible, bring samples of your plant problem and the Master Gardeners will help solve the problem.
In addition they will have a plant and garden sale in a tent outside the museum. There will be Japanese Honeyberry shrubs, Quaking Aspens, Peonies and Coir for sale from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Elena Righettini, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2nd Tsunami Run/Walk
SURFSIDE — The second Tsunami Run/Walk is set for Saturday, April 22 at 350th and G Street in Surfside. This is 3.2K event. Registration is at the start line, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Event start time is at 9 a.m. There is a $5 entry fee; children under 12 free, if accompanied by a registrant. Refreshment and giveaways will be provided. Earth Day activities begin immediately following the race. This event is sponsored by the Surfside Homeowners Association.
Sunday, April 23
Rosburg Community Club Chicken Dinner
ROSBURG — The ladies of the Rosburg Community Club (RCC) are in a “fowl” mood and chickens are scurrying about looking for hiding places as preparations are underway for the RCC’s Chicken Dinner on Sunday, April 23 at the Rosburg Hall. The dinner, always a treat to the taste buds, starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. Not surprisingly, the meal will feature baked chicken, as well as mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberry sauce, hot rolls, a huge salad bar, coffee, punch and a selection of dessert items. This is another one of those “you don’t want to miss” events put on by the ladies of the Rosburg Community Club. Meal prices will be: $10 for adults and teens, $5 for children age 6 to 12, and, $3 for ages 3 to 5.
RAYMOND — On April 23, at 2 p.m., Sunday Afternoon Live is pleased to present an encore performance of a popular favorite, Everything Fitz, a family band featuring the high-energy fiddling and percussive step dancing of four of Canada’s finest young musicians. Their unique stage show combines a variety of diverse musical styles, everything from traditional jigs and reels, bluegrass, jazz and swing standards, Celtic, gospel and novelty numbers as well as intricate choreographed dance routines. The performance begins at 2 p.m. at The Raymond Theatre. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance at the theater, 323 Third St., at Raymond Pharmacy and at South Bend Pharmacy. For further ticket information, please call 360-875-5207. Adella and Valerie Hougan, Dr. Steven Hill, Willapa Veterinary Service and Lornett Apts sponsor the show. Grants provided by WA State Arts Commission, Western States Arts Federation and National Endowment of the Arts.
Free family movie
RAYMOND — Raymond, Valley and South Bend residents are encouraged to come to a free family movie on Sunday, April 23 at Raymond First Baptist Church, 913 Duryea Street, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. “The War Room” will be the movie shown. Then on Sunday, April 30 the movie “Unconditional,” based on a true story will be shown from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. For information call 360-208-3313.
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau’s Grave
FORT CLATSOP — Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is hosting the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event, entitled, “Identification and Preservation of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau’s Grave” with Michael Hanley and Roger Wendlick on Sunday, April 23, at 1 p.m. Michael Hanley, a rancher, illustrator and author of several books about eastern Oregon, was instrumental in identifying and preserving the grave of Jean Baptiste Charbonneau in the 1960s. Roger Wendlick spent decades acquiring the premier collection of literature related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. His collection is now at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. Hanley and Wendlick were very involved in the refurbishing and rededication of the gravesite in 2000. Both historians are delightful and knowledgeable storytellers. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge. For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471, or check out www.nps.gov/lewi.
Monday, April 24
Art Scholarship available
PACIFIC COUTY — Peninsula Arts Association awards an annual scholarship to a student from the Ocean Beach School District, Naselle-Grays River School districts, or a home-schooled student. Graduating seniors with an interest in furthering their arts education are eligible and are urged to contact their school scholarship director and ask about the possibility of applying for this $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship is not restricted to college bound students, any graduate interested in pursuing further arts education through workshops, apprenticeships, or college classes may apply. Scholarship funds can be used for payment of classes or for art equipment or supplies. Selection is based on the required student essay, letters of recommendations, minimum grade point average, submitted art portfolio and an interview. Artwork is required at the interview. Applications must be received by April 30. Interviews take place May 17. To receive an application packet or for more information, email email@example.com with “PAA Scholarship” in the subject line, or for information call 360-214-2678.
Tuesday, April 25
POMPC Talk: Staying Out of Jail
SEAVIEW — Peace of Mind Pacific County (POMPC) hosts Justice Mental Health Project Coordinator Rosanne McPhail for a free community education event Tuesday, April 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center Memorial Room, 5000 N Place in Seaview. The event begins with a free supper provided by Subway of Long Beach. The Justice Mental Health Project is a unique collaboration of groups and agencies working to understand and prevent situations of repeated jail time for people with substance abuse and other brain illnesses. Over the past 16 months the local team has examined these circumstances with input from many different sources. McPhail will talk about what changes have happened since the project began, what next steps are planned, and how local citizens can play a positive part in addressing these problems. For questions about the April 25 program, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found at www.pompc.org or www.facebook/peaceofmindpacificcounty/.
Wednesday, April 26
Pressure canning salmon
ROSBURG — Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to pressure can salmon through a class to be held at the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park on April 26, beginning at 10 a.m. The class, provided by a grant through the Wahkiakum Marine Resource Committee, will be presented by WSU Extension Agent Carrie Backman and Carol Ervest, who have both received training and are Food Safety/Preservation Information Assistants through WSU. To register for the class contact WSU Extension at 360-795-3278.
ILWACO — There’s a new knitting group at Luanne Hanes’ Olde Towne Coffee Café, located at 108 1st Avenue in Ilwaco that meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. All skill levels are welcome including those wanting to learn to knit. There will be experienced knitters there to help teach and to help problem solve if you are having challenges. This is a good time to engage in a fun hobby and a place to make new friends. If you have questions call Olde Towne at 360-777-3085 or Donna Magnuson at 360-642-7116.
Neptune Classic Movies
LONG BEACH — Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. Playing on April 26 is “Cheaper by the Dozen” starring Clifton Webb, Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy. 1950. 86 min.
Housing Authority meeting
LONG BEACH — The Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington is holding a special board meeting at the Pacific County Annex at 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive in South Bend at 10 a.m., April 27. This is the group that administers affordable housing in Pacific County. Anyone from the public is welcome to attend. If you have questions please call 360-423-0140 ext. 15.
LONG BEACH — St. Mary’s Altar Society’s annual rummage sale is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 4700 Pacific Way in Seaview. Donations of clean, usable treasures will be accepted from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, April 24 through Thursday, April 27. In addition they will have a bake sale with pies and a great variety of other delicious goodies. And, they will serve lunch both days. If you can help donate or by baking goodies call Loretta Cook at 360-642-2091.
Call for One Act Plays
ILWACO — Peninsula Players announces its One Act Play Festival, 2017 and are making a call for original one act plays that are 20 minutes or less in length. They can be comedies or dramas and family friendly for kids. Please submit three hard copies (with self-addressed/stamped envelope if you want them returned) by May 1 to Joe Paliani, One Act Play Festival Producer, P.O. Box 279, Ocean Park, WA 98640. Call 360- 244-0318 for further information.
All Church Sunday Sing
OCEAN PARK — There will be an Peninsula All-Church 5th Sunday Sing on April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Family Worship Center 26310 Ridge Avenue in Ocean Park. Come ready to sing, play, read, share and worship together. All are welcome. For information you can call 360-777-8373.
Try out for Loyalty Day Follies
ILWACO — For the fourth year in a row, the traditional Loyalty Days Weekend on Long Beach Peninsula begins with a local show featuring a variety of vocal, instrumental and comic talents from the area. The Loyalty Day Follies, a family-friendly event for all ages, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5 at the River City Playhouse in Ilwaco with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the Loyalty Days Children’s Parade. Auditions for this unique talent show will be held on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Playhouse, located on 127 Lake Street SE in Ilwaco. In addition, youngsters from Ocean Park and Long Beach Elementary School will play piano and sing with their classmates. Vocalists are asked to bring sheet music. Piano accompaniment is available at the audition as well as the performance. Patriotic songs are not required, but community and family-oriented material is welcome. For anyone unable to come to the April 27 audition or in need of additional information, phone or email accompanist/coordinator Barbara Bate, at 360-665-4421, email@example.com or cell/text her at 360-244-5566.
NASELLE — Naselle Lutheran Church, located at 308 Old Knappton Road in Naselle, will host their annual Salad Luncheon on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. A variety of salads will be offered for a suggested donation of $7. Plus there will be an array of baked goods, including some with Finnish origin for purchase. The quilters have focused on helping provide warmth for the Astoria Warming Center this winter, so a limited number of quilts along with handcrafted items will also be available. Gardeners can purchase a variety of tomatoes for spring planting. Proceeds from the sale continue to help support missions. For further information contact 306-484-3826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHINOOK — Bayside Singers spring concert will be held Saturday, April 29, beginning at 2 p.m., at Chinook School Event Center. For information call 360-665-4373.
Celebrate Table Games Day
RAYMOND — Celebrate International Table Games Day at Raymond First Baptist Church, 913 Duryea Street on Saturday April 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your favorite game or use the games there. Refreshments provided.For information on these and other activities call 360-208-3313.
Loyalty Day weekend
ILWACO — Loyalty Day weekend is May 6 and May 7 with both days full of a variety of events that include the kid’s parade that starts at noon at the Port of Ilwaco; Blessing of the Fleet boats leave the dock at 1 p.m. escorted by the Cape Disappointment Coast Guard Lifeboat. There is an oyster feed at the Long Beach Elks Lodge from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., which is open to the public. On Sunday, May 3, Loyalty Day events continue. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. is the cowboy breakfast at the Peninsula Saddle Club grounds on Sandridge Road. Have a great breakfast at a great price. The Ilwaco Fire Department will offer free fire truck rides for kids from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. In downtown Long Beach there is a program including special guest General Randolph Staudenraus and speaker Margaret Harding as Mary Todd Lincoln. Then at 1 p.m. the grand parade starts in Long Beach.
Free CERT Training
SOUTH BEND — The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course in Raymond. Training is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 4, May 5, May 6 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Sunday, May 7. The course will be held at the Grays Harbor College Riverview Center 600 Washington Avenue in Raymond. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 24 participants. The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. CERT members receive 29 hours of initial training provided free of charge. The course is taught with classroom instruction for the first three days and practical exercises during the last day. Participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission to attend. To register or for more information, contact Jeffrey Davis at 360-875-9300 extension 2548 or email AmeriCorps@co.pacific.wa.us.
Living with Alzheimer’s and help for Caregivers
OCEAN PARK — Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Ocean Park Timberland Library, 1308 256th Place. The next meeting is May 11. For information call Dawn Morgan at 360-261-4612.
WHSRN Dedication Ceremony
ILWACO — The Willapa Bay and Long Beach Peninsula has been designated as a Site of International Importance within the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN). Join others at the WHSRN Designation Ceremony on International Migratory Bird Day on May 13 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The program will include: Jackie Ferrier, Refuge manager at Willapa National Wildlife Refuge; Vanessa Loverti, Regional Shorebird Biologist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and Cheri Lloyd, local art teacher and Willapa Bay ambassador to the Copper River Delta WHSRN site in Alaska. The program begins at 2:30 p.m. The Willapa Bay and Long Beach Peninsula site is an important link that protects critical habitat for shorebirds across their long migrations. For more information on the designation go to whsrn.org and fws.gov/pacific. Local students have created shorebird artwork that is being installed along the beaches and other locations throughout the community to increase awareness of shorebirds. This is a public event. For questions, please contact Laura Chamberlin at 302-922-0682 or the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge at 360-484-3482.
Wildlife Refuge Center
LONG BEACH — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge want you to contribute your interests and ideas on behalf of the new natural resource center on May 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pacific Coast Cranberry Museum at 2907 Pioneer Rd., Long Beach, They are seeking public input to help meet their goals to: create a modern accessible refuge center; inspire education both indoors and outdoors; expand trail connections and systems; showcase the refuge’s uniqueness; create community space and address essential emergency needs earthquake/tsunami assembly area. Please join this second of three community meetings to provide input on the new Natural Resource Center.