Wednesday, June 14
LONG BEACH — On Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. behind the Elk’s Lodge in Long Beach, members of American Legion Post #48, the Elk’s (B.P.O.E. 1937), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will observe Flag Day with a short program honoring the flag. This will be followed by the Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags carried by American Legion members. Members of the public may bring their worn and faded flags to the Ceremony or take them to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, any fire station or to the Long Beach City Hall. The flags will be picked up on Monday, June 12, in preparation for the ceremony. All are invited to the ceremony that will be followed by cookies and coffee or juice at the Elk’s Lodge. If you have questions, please call Legion Post Commander Ron Robbins at 360-931-3995 or Legion Auxiliary President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662.
Flag Ceremony And Disposal Of Worn Flags
LONG BEACH — The American flag flies above public places and in front of residences, and over time, flags become faded and worn, and perhaps tattered. This is the time to replace them with bright, new flags to fly proudly. At 2 p.m. on Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14, behind the Elk’s Lodge, next to the post office at Washington and 2nd Street North in Long Beach, members of the American Legion Post #48, the Elks (B.P.O.E. 1937), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will observe Flag Day. There will be a short program honoring the flag and American Legion members and a Coast Guard Honor Guard will perform the Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags. Any members of the public who have worn and faded flags that should be retired with respect may bring their flags to the Ceremony or take them to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, any Fire Station or to the Long Beach City Hall. The flags will be picked up on Monday, June 12, in preparation for the ceremony. The public is invited to the Ceremony, which will be followed by cookies and coffee or juice at the Elk’s Lodge. If you have questions, please call Post Commander Ron Robbins at 360-931-3995, or Auxiliary President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662.
His Supper Table needs you
LONG BEACH — His Supper Table is looking for volunteers at their Thrift Store and in the kitchen. You can volunteer flexible hours and days. If you are interested please call 360-642-4105 or 360-442-3062 and leave a message. You may also come to the thrift store at 911 Pacific Avenue North in Long Beach, and pick up an application.
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 June 14 is “Operation Petticoat” starring Cary Grant, Tony Curtis. 1959. 114 min.
Thursday, June 15
Awards & Scholarships
ILWACO — On Thursday June 15 the community is invited to come to Hilltop Auditorium for Senior Awards and Scholarship Night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Help celebrate this important milestone. Then don’t miss graduation on June 17.
Housing Authority meeting
LONG BEACH — The Joint Pacific County Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington meets at Long Beach City Hall at 10 a.m., June 15. 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.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
ILWACO and SOUTH BEND — 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. In South Bend, meetings are held the third Thursday of the month, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 pm, at Willapa Harbor Hospital, Evergreen Room, 800 Alder St, South Bend. For information call Helen Morning Star at 360-533-2277.
Blood pressure clinics
ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital Auxiliary offers a blood pressure clinic every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the hospital. These clinics are free and open to public. Call 642-3181 for more information.
OCEAN PARK — The Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) group meets at Ocean Park Community Church at 268th and Vernon in Ocean Park every Thursday morning. Weigh-in begins at 7 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. Meetings are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every week. All are welcome. For further information, please call Dee at 665-6507 or Donna at 665-2336.
Friday, June 16
Help Clean our Beach
PENINSULA — The Grassroots Garbage Gang is looking for groups of three or more to adopt small sections of beach to clean and oversee during the regular scheduled beach cleanup dates. They currently have sections available up and down the Peninsula and will work with you to get the section of your choice or closest available to it. Along with being a worthy cause you get a chance to add your own creativity and fun flair to the project. Come up with a group name, mascot or logo, group T-shirts, signs or anything you can think of to make this as fun as possible. Then, show up to the Grassroots Garbage Gang functions representing as a group in whatever fun way you can dream up. Please contact Wendy Murry for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-244-2675.
Enjoy Farmers Market
LONG BEACH — Every Friday through September 29, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy the weekly Columbia Pacific Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach at Veterans Field. The theme of this week’s opening weekend is “Farm to Fork.” Start the Garlic Festival off right with freshly harvested, local garlic. Come check out the great local products! Come see what’s new and exciting at this week’s market! Relax to the sweet sounds of live music on the big stage! Find local spring produce and a variety of other local products ready to tantalize your taste buds! For more information call 360-642-4421 or e-mail email@example.com.
Red Cross Presentation
SURFSIDE — There will be a free Red Cross presentation at the Surfside Homeowners Office at 1402 H Street, Surfside from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16. District Coordinator Jenny Parker will present “Prepared,” with the focus on being prepared for the sorts of emergencies likely to occur in Pacific County. All interested persons are invited. For information call the Surfside office at 360-665-4171.
Saturday, June 17
Ilwaco High Graduation
ILWACO — On Saturday, June 17 at 5 p.m., the community is invited to come to Ilwaco High School at Black Lake to recognize and celebrate the graduating class of 2017.
Beach to Chowder 5k/10k
LONG BEACH — The 39th Beach to Chowder 5K/10K walk/run is set for June 17 starting at the Bolstad beach approach. This annual beach walk/run on hard-packed sand is fun for the whole family and features a taste of local clam chowder served at the awards ceremony. Register at the Long Beach Depot located at 102 3rd Street Spend Saturday on hard-packed beach sand with ocean waves breaking just a few yards away. Registration and packet pickup is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Depot; the 10k starts at 9 a.m., the 5k starts at 9:15 a.m. Chowder and music will be available at Veterans field at 10:30 a.m. and door prizes are awarded at 11 a.m. For more information go to http://tinyurl.com/yat367lj.
Master Gardeners’ Workshop
ILWACO — WSU Master Gardeners of Pacific County present a workshop on Permaculture: Design for Sustainable Living on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You’ve heard the term, but what is permaculture all about? Come find out about the benefits for Earth, creatures and all of humanity. You will see examples of common permaculture features in this unique workshop. If you have a plant questions or problems, come ask a Master Gardener! If possible bring samples of your plant problem. And, don’t miss their plant sale. All events are being held at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St, Ilwaco until 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Elena Righettini@ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwest Garlic Festival
OCEAN PARK — The 36th annual Northwest Garlic Festival is set for June 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilson Field, home of the Beach Barons Rod Run to the End of the World on 258th and Sandridge Road. Celebrate this exalted bulb with the faithful throngs who make the annual pilgrimage to the Northwest Garlic Festival in Ocean Park. Known by organizers as the “garlic Olympics of gastronomy,” this festival was born out of love for great, garlic-laden cuisine. Attendees will find garlic food — specialty food and craft vendors will offer this supernatural powered herb, prepared and put to use in every imaginable way including some ways that go beyond. Don’t miss the succulent garlic food or garlic ice cream and many other ways to use garlic. There will be garlic décor, the hottest fashion trend for home and garden, garlic birdhouses and wind chimes, garlic pottery and art. Personal items such as handmade soaps of garlic and rosemary are particularly popular. Jewelry, hats and clothing laden with garlic abound. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce. For information go to www.nwgarlicfestival.org or call 360-665-4448.
Chinook Indian Nation meets
SOUTH BEND — The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding its Annual Council Meeting on Saturday, June 17. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting will start at 11 a.m. They will meet at the South Bend High School cafeteria at 500 East 1st Street in South Bend. The meeting is open to all tribal members, and attendees are reminded to bring a potluck item. You may contact the Tribal Office at 360-875-6670 if you have any questions.
LONG BEACH — On June 17 and June 18, there is lots going on in downtown Long Beach. Enjoy the Garlic Festival, Beach to Chowder and Father’s Day weekend. Orchid the Grandmer Mermaid will be in her Sea Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Sonshine the Clown will be at the Pavilion by the Long Beach Police Station from noon to 5 p.m. for Cheek Art Saturday and Sunday. Dragon Puppets Theatre will be performing three shows on Saturday in the Gazebo Park. Times TBD. For more information, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerFestLongBeach
Saturday Market open
ILWACO — The Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco is open every Saturday through the end of September from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop for fresh farm produce, regionally created arts and crafts, potted plants and cut flowers or enjoy chowder, juicy hamburgers and more while you munch on hot donuts, handmade sausage and yummy baked goods. And you will find fine art photography, metal art, fashionable shopping bags, kitchen linens, children’s toys, a dazzling array of jewelry, embroidered shirts and much more. Stroll along the harbor front and watch the people, dogs and boats go by.
Sunday, June 18
Father’s Day Brunch
LONG BEACH — On June 18 from 8:30 a.m. to noon come to the Elks Lodge at 110 Pacific Hwy. in Long Beach for a Father’s Day Brunch. This event is open to the public. Fathers eat free, everyone else pays $10 per plate for this great meal. Call 360-642-2651 with questions.
OYSTERVILLE — The Vespers program opens the season at the Oysterville Church on June 18 at 3 p.m. Dr. Barbara Bate, interdenominational pastor will lead services. Music will be provided by Barbara Poulshock and friends with Barbara Poulshock on piano. The Oysterville moment will be presented by Larry Freshley. All are welcome to this casual event.
Join the jam on the first and third Sundays of each month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Long Beach Grange located at 5715 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Bring your instruments and music. Traditional, bluegrass, folk, blues, country and pop musicians are encouraged. The public welcome to come play, listen, or sing-a-long. All levels welcome. For information call 360-642-2239.
Monday, June 19
Friends of Chinook School meeting
CHINOOK — Friends of Chinook School will hold their annual meeting on June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Chinook School Community Building. At this meeting the election of board members will occur, and annual updates will be provided by officers. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For information call Eileen Wirkkala at 360-777-8211.
Vacation Bible School
NASELLE — Parents, get ready to put your feet up and enjoy a well-deserved break. Vacation Bible School is coming to Naselle Assembly of God Church at 278 Knappton Rd in Naselle from June 19 through June 22 from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. This summer adventure will be packed with fun! Each child travels back through time where they experience God in a castle setting through fun new worship songs, games, crafts, and story time. Lunch is provided. Youth 4 years old through those entering sixth grade are welcome. For information call 360-484-3817.
Tuesday, June 20
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK — All men are welcome to join others every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, located at 24002 U Street Ocean Park. This group is not affiliated with the church but use it for our meetings. This is a non-denominational group that gathers to enjoy cribbage, pool or just solving the world’s problems. Attendees take turns making a light lunch for the group each week, and through a small monetary donation weekly provide care to those in need during the holidays. For information contact Jack McBride at 360-665-2721 or Russ Jones at 360-665-3939.
Wednesday, June 21
ILWACO — Come enjoy the knitting group at 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 June 21 is “Mrs. Miniver” starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon. Enjoy the Best Picture of 1942. 133 min.
Boating Safely class
ILWACO — On Saturday, June 24, Flotilla 62 Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a Boating Safely class for the public. This class will be at the Port of Ilwaco conference room at 165 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, (street side upstairs on second floor). This one-day class is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (arrive by 7:45 a.m. to sign in). The class is $10 and includes all class materials and booklet. The class meets the requirements for the Washington boating education card. Learn the keys to staying safe while enjoying recreational boating! For further information or to sign up call 360-642-0039.
Waikiki Beach Concert
CAPE D — This next Waikiki beach concert will be at 7 p.m., June 24 at Cape Disappointment State Park. The band, “Ranger and the Re-Arrangers” will perform. This Seattle Gypsy jazz band evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Gypsy campsite with their version of Gypsy jazz. At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca’s sweet violin playing. The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and Ranger’s unique originals. Bring a lawn chair and other personal comforts and sit back and enjoy some great music at this free outdoor concert. A Discover Pass is required. For more information call 642-3029.
OYSTERVILLE — The Oysterville Artisans Fair, held at the Oysterville School House, will be open for three days, from June 30 through July 2. Local artists and craftsmen will sell their work; there will be demonstrations and a special raffle for the schoolhouse. This event is open each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested in participating in the Fair contact Sue- 360-665-5200.
Lewis & Clark Trail Run
FORT CLATSOP — Lewis and Clark National Historical Park hosts the second of its annual trail run series on Saturday, July 1. The Lewis & Clark Trail Series includes several different exhilarating events along beautiful trails through forest landscapes, complete with a welcoming and friendly race atmosphere. This series is open to walkers and runners of all ages. Come for either an approximately 6K walk/run including the Kwis Kwis Trail or run a half-marathon course on the Fort to Sea Trail. Both courses will include some long hilly sections. The routes are not accessible for most wheelchairs or strollers. Please, no pets. The run will start at the replica of Fort Clatsop at 9 a.m. The finish line along with a prize drawing and refreshments will be in the Fort Clatsop Picnic Area. Registration is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. The cost to participate is the purchase of a $20 Annual Park Pass that grants entry into all three of the Lewis & Clark Trail Series Events. Registration is free with any pass that allows entry into all of our nation’s National Parks. Participants younger than 18, also need their parent or guardian to sign the registration form. For more information, call the park at (503) 861-4414 or visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/lewi.
Christmas in July
OCEAN PARK — There will be a Christmas party in July to gather new unwrapped toys for Peninsula Kids on Saturday, July 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pacific County Fire District No. 1 station on Ridge Road in Ocean Park. Toys for Peninsula Kids is a program providing underprivileged children from the Peninsula with Christmas toys. Donate an unwrapped gift, stay and enjoy a free hot dog lunch, and get your picture taken with Summer Santa. This event is sponsored by Pacific County Fire District No. 1, Long Beach Elks, Okie’s Thriftway Market, Jack’s Country Store, Sid’s IGA Market. For information call 360-665-4451.
Bay Center Day
BAY CENTER — Bay Center Day will be held at Robert Bush Park in Bay Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8. Events planned are a river raft race on the Palix River. No entry fee is required. Call Rikki Bayne at 360-942-8418 for more information. The day’s events will also include a children’s NASCAR race (up to 12 years old) with an entrance fee of $10 (monies will be split for the prizes); a Classic Car show, a pie eating contest and an oyster-shucking contest. There will be raffle items to bid on also. Food will include grilled oysters and hot dogs; nachos, popcorn, and root beer and orange soda floats. Vendors are needed – space is $20. Please contact Rheta Edwards at 360-875-0150 for more information on vendor space. Come and have fun at our special one-day celebration of Bay Center.
Aging Services Hearing
SOUTH BEND — The Olympic Area Agency on Aging (03A) will host a public hearing on Tuesday, July 11 to request feedback on the required update to the four year area plan for services in 2016-19. The hearing is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pacific County Courthouse Annex, 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive, South Bend, in the Commissioner’s meeting room. O3A provides state and federally funded services to seniors and adults with disabilities in a four county area (Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson and Pacific). For more information or to request a copy of the draft area plan update document, please call Carol Ann Laase at 1-866-720-4863 or email email@example.com. It is O3A policy that public meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance to participate in a meeting due to a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Washington Law Against Discrimination, please contact O3A’s ADA coordinator, Roy Walker at 866-720-4863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an accommodation at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.
Seeking Musicians to Play at Bald Eagle Days
CATHLAMET — The Bald Eagle Days Planning Committee is currently seeking musicians to play at the 2017 Bald Eagle Days, Saturday July 15. For consideration please submit an mp3 file or video link by email to the Chamber at email@example.com. In addition, please include the amount you charge for both a 1 hour set and two 45 minute sets. Submissions will be accepted through June 7 and selections will be made by June 13. The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting local business, encouraging economic development, and fostering community interaction and involvement.
MENLO — Vests are the 2017 sewing challenge at the 2017 Pacific County Fair’s Sewing Building. The contest title of “InVEST in Our Heritage” ties it to this year’s fair theme of “Honor Our Heritage.” Vests entered in the competition must be sewn. Ideas to honor the heritage theme could range from featuring local wildlife such as oysters, salmon and deer, or scenery such as local rivers, mountains or ocean. Contest entries will be display in the Sewing Building during the fair, and visitors to the building who cast votes for their favorite vests will select winners. The top three entries will receive prizes of $50 for first place and fabric or cash for second and third. Fair dates are Aug. 23 to Aug. 26. Sewing Building registration is scheduled Sunday, Aug. 20, beginning at 2 p.m. Contest entries and all other items for display must be registered at that time. For more information, contact Becky Coburn, president of the Willapa Harbor Quilters, at 360-934-5567.
CATHLAMET — Tsuga Gallery of Cathlamet announced its first-ever Cathlamet Art Festival. Art on the River is scheduled to take place on September 15 and 16. The Art Festival will include music, demonstrations and an art walk. Local authors reading from their own work will be headlined by Todd Marshall, the Poet Laureate of Washington State. The Cathlamet Art Festival will open Friday night, Sept. 15 with a reception at the Tsuga Gallery featuring an open mike for artistic reminiscing. There will be live music, snacks and beverages at the reception. Music at the historic Pioneer Church, the Cathlamet Hotel and the Julia Butler Hansen House Garden (weather permitting) will be scheduled on both Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday will feature art vendors, demonstrations, an art walk and more music. There will be a featured two-hour workshop on poetry by Poet Laureate Marshall. Also offered are workshops by Debbie Neely (print making), Dan Westlind (steampunk art), Debbi Littlefield (colored pencils) and Bob Kizziar (art appreciation). Further information about the Tsuga Gallery and the Cathlamet Art Festival can be found at WWW.tsugagallery.org.