Wednesday, July 12
Transit Quarterly Board Meeting
LONG BEACH — Pacific Transit System will hold its regular third quarter board meeting on Thursday, July 13 at the Pacific County office building’s meeting room at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be a public hearing on Pacific Transit’s 6-Year Transit Development Plan 2017-22. The public is invited to come and be heard. For information call 642-9418.
Cape Disappointment Events
ILWACO — Cape Disappointment is offering several guide hikes this week. On July 12 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. participate in the “Wonders of Tide Pools” walk. An extremely low tide makes it possible to discover amazing creatures on the edge of the sea. Meet at the Beards Hollow parking lot for this 1-mile round trip easy hike. On Thursday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. come check out the “Waikiki Cave of Mystery.” Starting at the Waikiki beach restroom, walk to the water at low tide and see a sea cave, while you learn about the geology of the cape and the history of Waikiki Beach. On July 14 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. take a historical tour of the North Head area to learn how a 1921 storm and the U.S. Navy created some of the concrete ruins we see today. Walkers should meet at the Bell’s View Interpretive Trail at North Head. This hike is considered easy. On Saturday, July 15 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. go on a slow walk at McKenzie Head. Observe nature carefully during this slow 1/4-mile hilly walk. Bring a journal, binoculars, magnifier and camera if you wish. Then from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 participate in the 1/2-mile hike starting at the interpretive center and learn about the diversity of birds seen here. For more information contact Aaron Webster at 360-642-3029 or go to Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center State Park <lewis.clark.ic@PARKS.WA.GOV.
Shoalwater Birders meeting
OCEAN PARK — The Shoalwater Birders will have their quarterly meeting Wednesday, July 12 at the Ocean Park library. Members will gather at 6:30 p.m. for the business meeting and the general public is invited at 7 p.m. for a program by Oregon Park Ranger Dane Osis. His topic is 2015 The Big Year. There will be refreshments and all are invited. For more information call Susan Clark 360-665-2753 or Gerrie Penny 360-244-3018.
OCEAN PARK — On July 12, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., come to Ocean Park Timberland Library and enjoy Brett Wilson: Mobile Zoo for children. Come witness Mr. Lizard’s World Famous Mobile Zoo. Snakes, lizards, frogs, tortoises and tarantulas, Oh My! For more information call 360-665-4184.
PENINSULA — The Ocean Beach School District announced the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals are available Monday through at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger. Meal sites are as follows: Ocean Park Elementary School, Long Beach Elementary School, Ilwaco High School, Peninsula Church Center, Seaview Court, and Chinook General Store. In addition breakfast will be offered at Ocean Park Elementary and Long Beach Elementary from 8:40 a.m. to 9 a.m. This program is scheduled to run from now until August 25 depending upon participation. For additional information call 360-642-1109.
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 July 12 is “The Natural” starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close. 1984, 1938 min.
Thursday, July 13
Living Well Workshop
ILWACO — Living Well With Chronic Conditions Workshop runs from each Thursday from July 13 to August 17, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Hospital meeting room at 174 1st Avenue N., in Ilwaco. This program is designed to help individuals who suffer from a chronic condition, including diabetes, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, and hypertension just to name a few; to lessen their stress and frustration, manage symptoms, and deal with fatigue. Those caring for a loved one with a chronic condition may benefit from this workshop also. For more information or to register for the workshop please call Brenda at 360-642-6308.
LONG BEACH — Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF) has been strengthening children and families for 50 years. Starting this fall, EOCF will be offering a new preschool program at their Long Beach facility located at 2611 Pacific Highway North, Long Beach. To reach them by phone, please call 360-642-5471. EOCF will be providing longer hours of service and transportation with a new student bus service. The community is invited to explore job opportunities, preschool and childcare enrollment (no cost to eligible families), and volunteer and training opportunities by visiting our website: www.eocfwa.org. Our program offering consists of: five and a half-hour days; five days a week; quality Head Start curriculum; student bus transportation; extensive family resources provided; preschool and childcare enrollment information for children 3- to 5-years-old; nutritious meals and snacks provided; school readiness for kindergarten at no cost to eligible families. EOCF provides comprehensive services to the whole family supporting them on their path to self-sufficiency. Eligible families meet Federal Poverty Guidelines or have a child with a documented disability. EOCF provides services at no cost to over 2,000 vulnerable children and families annually. To learn more about EOCF please visit our website at www.eocfwa.org.
SURFSIDE — All are welcome to come to the jam sessions on July 13 and July 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Surfside Homeowners building at 31402 “H” Street in Ocean Park. All those who love music are welcome including musicians, vocalists, and those who just want to listen! Please call Louise or John at 352-586-0082 for more information.
Friday, July 14
Second Annual Artsations
LONG BEACH — Peninsula Arts Association “Artsations” will be showcasing artists and their creations July 14 through July 16 at the Long Beach Depot located at 104 Third Street NW and the PAA office site next door. Friday and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Artists participating include: Kevlyn Hoisington’s stained glass and chainmaille; beautiful art cards and art bookmarks by Judy Cox; Michael Cox uses repurposed finds to create African art; Nancy Meyrick is offering framed and unframed photos, painted clamshells and photo cards; fused glass is Susan Hettinger’s domain; and Somsri Hoffman creations include acrylic painting magnets and sun catchers. Stop by Helen Marston’s table and enjoy shell wreaths, mosaic mirrors, driftwood chimes and coin earrings; Bette Lu Krause offers wonderful short and long-sleeved T-shirts with her graphic art as well as prints, cards, tiles and original art. And Marion Ogle and Vicki Branch have teamed to make hand-made glass beaded jewelry, fused glass, wind chimes and key chains. There is something for every taste and artistic viewpoint – stop by and enjoy. For more information, visit www.beachartist.org or email email@example.com.
“She Loves Me”
CHINOOK — The Peninsula Association of Performing Artists (PAPA), invites you to come see their summer musical, “She Loves Me,” directed by local legend and 30-plus year professor of voice and opera, Barbara Poulshock. “She Loves Me” revolves around George, Amalia and their humorous gang of co-workers in a 1930s parfumerie. From the play that inspired the movies “Shop Around the Corner,” and “You’ve Got Mail,” with a score from the composers of “Fiddler on the Roof,” this recent Broadway hit has captivated audiences and thrilled actors for decades. Performances are held at the Fort Columbia Theater in Chinook, through Aug. 6 on weekends. Show times are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. No Discover Pass is required for parking. Tickets are $17 for adults and $7 for children and are available at Okie’s Thriftway Market in Ocean Park and online at papatheater.com.
Enjoy Farmers Market
LONG BEACH — Every Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. enjoy the Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach at Veterans Field. This Friday, July 14, the week’s theme is “Under the Sea.” Check out all the great local products! Come see what’s new and exciting at this week’s market! Come watch a crab shaking demonstration and hermit crab races. Find local spring produce and a variety of other local products ready to tantalize your taste buds! If it’s fresh, they have it! Lots of Organic options! The market is fun for all ages, and has something new every week. For more information, call 360-642-4421 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 15
Music In The Gardens Tickets
PENINSULA — Tickets are available for the 11th annual Music in the Gardens Tour set for July 15. Visitors will be offered the chance to see some of the most beautiful private gardens from the Columbia River to Willapa Bay. This year’s tour includes gardens from Chinook to Oysterville. Each garden will offer live music throughout the day. Artists in the gardens will include painter Noel Thomas of Astoria, Susan Spence, (demonstrating weaving beach baskets made from flotsam collected on local area beaches), and Patricia Fagerland, (displaying garden art from her Astoria shop, Forsythia). Tickets are now available online and in person at Bay Avenue Gallery at 406 Bay Avenue, Ocean Park, Basket Case Greenhouse at 12106 Sandridge Road, Long Beach and The English Nursery at the corner of highways 101 and 103, Seaview. All tickets purchased online can be redeemed at one of the above locations in exchange for the garden tour map and keepsake brochure. For additional information: “Music in the Gardens Tour” Facebook page or www.watermusicsociety.com.
Clamshell Railroad Days
ILWACO — On Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, join the fun of Clamshell Railroad Days at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum with expanded events and old favorites. The $5 admission fee includes a souvenir pin and Museum entrance for two days, kids under 12 are free. On Saturday doors open at 10 a.m. with model train layouts hosted by the Peninsula Model Railroad Club. Guests will include the Mt. Rainer N-scale club, the Pacific Northwest On30 Club, the Portland Cascade Z-scale club and Dean and Donna Mead’s fantastic Lego train among others. Kids will love the Kid’s Craft Caboose with fun crafts and face painting! Enjoy ‘Train Talks,’ historic railroad lectures presented by local railroad historians. Mark Clemmens will present, “The Railroad that Ran by the Tides” on Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. Gary Kobes will share new research with his lecture, “The Megler Extension of the IR&N: How Union Pacific came to the Columbia” on Sunday, July 16 at 1 p.m. The railcar NAHCOTTA will be open for touring both days. Members of the Nahcotta Preservation Committee will be onsite to talk about new findings and the ongoing preservation of the railcar. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays are free thanks to support from the Port of Ilwaco. For more information please call 360-642-3446 or visit columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org.
Garden Tour in Menlo & North River
SOUTH COUNTY — Washington State University Master Gardeners in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties invite you to their 2017 garden tour: “Visions of Paradise,” on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information contact Toni Gwin, WSU Extension at 360-875-9331; email@example.com. See story on page B4.
3-D Archery shoot
LONG BEACH — Bear River Archers is holding a 3-D Archery Shoot at the Bear River Archery range located at 85th and Sandridge, next to Lone Fir Cemetery on Saturday, July 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, July 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is just $20 for adults for both days ($15 for one day); $16 for youth 12-17 for both days or ($9 for one day); and for those under 12 the cost is $8 for both days ($4 for one day). Lunch will be available for $5. Anyone interested in archery and/or bowhunting is welcome to attend. For more information call Dave at 360-640-3113 or 360-783-1126.
LONG BEACH — South Pacific County Humane Society (SPCHS) is sponsoring a Pet Parade on Saturday, July 15 beginning at noon at the Bolstad beach approach to celebrate the final destination of Crazy Stan’s 300-mile “Walk for the Animals.” See page A7 for details.
LONG BEACH — The 33rd annual Long Beach sand-sculpting competition extravaganza will take place Saturday, July 15, along the shoreline, adjacent to the Long Beach Boardwalk and near the Bolstad beach approach. The City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Merchants Association host SandSations from July 12 to July 16 with a variety of events including sand sculpting lessons daily, last minute registration on Friday, and again Saturday morning. Competitions for all ability levels. Construction runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with judging happening at 2 p.m. There are lots of fun activities going on during SandSations so come to downtown Long Beach. For more information visit sandsationslongbeach.com.
LONG BEACH — On July 15 and July 16 enjoy SandSations weekend. On Saturday enjoy live music on the Main Stage at Veterans Field with Tropical Storm, a Jimmy Buffet Tribute band, starting at 1 p.m. Northwest Pan Man will be at the Gazebo Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 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 in town by the Long Beach Police Station on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for Cheek Art. Dragon Puppets Theatre will be performing three shows on Saturday in the Gazebo Park. Times TBD. The Tri-Cities Marimba Band will be at the Bolstad beach approach for SandSations on Saturday. For more information, like us 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. Enjoy music by Double J and the Boys as you stroll along the harbor front and watch the people, dogs and boats go by.
Sunday, July 16
OYSTERVILLE — The Vespers program continues at the Oysterville Church on July 9 at 3 p.m. Vern Frank from Pacific Bible Church will lead services. Music will be provided by Fred Carter, with Diane Buttrell the organist. Hal Buttrell will present the Oysterville moment. All are welcome to this casual event.
“For the Love of the River”
SKAMOKAWA — The Friends of Skamokawa are sponsoring a summer exhibit called “For the Love of the River.” Artists of Wahkiakum County were asked to make something expressing their views of the Lower Columbia Basin. There are photographs, sculptures, poetry, paintings, textiles, and more showing the variety of our artists views and the beauty of the Lower Columbia Basin. This exhibit opens on Sunday, July 16 and will run until Labor Day Weekend, September 3. Redmen Hall is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and is located at 1394 SR-4 in Skamokawa. Many of the artists will be there and refreshments will be served. For more information call 360-795-3007 during open hours.
Monday, July 17
Boys & Girls Club Summer Program
ILWACO — Boys & Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula is holding their Summer Program now through August 4. They will be offering classes such as salsa dancing, stamp collecting, hairstyling, and plenty of time outside! All kids are welcome for a membership fee of only $25. There is no additional fee for summer programming. To find out more find them on Facebook, go to their website at longbeachbgc.com, or contact Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-8668.
Hey Ukulele Enthusiasts
OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Ukulele Strummers (OPUS) meets every Monday, with beginnings from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and hot jammers from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park Timberland Library community room at 1308 256th Place. Drop in and check out one or both sessions! Experienced players and beginners who want to learn are welcome. If you have questions call or text Janet Volchok at 503-440-1173.
Tuesday, July 18
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK — All men are welcome to join others every Tuesday morning 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, located at 24002 U Street Ocean Park. This is a non-denominational group that gathers to enjoy cribbage, pool or just solving the world’s problems. They 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 665-3939 or Russ Jones at 665-3939.
Wednesday, July 19
Kidney Smart Class
LONG BEACH — Anyone interested in learning about kidney care is invited to attend a free kidney smart class on July 19 at 6 p.m. at Seaview DaVita, 101 18th Street South. Come to this class to create action plan to manage your health. Register at KidneySmart.org/Class or call 360-661-2947 (walk-ins welcome).
Free Smoke Alarms Installed
PENINSULA — The Red Cross has free smoke alarms, and would be happy to install them for you. All you need to do is call, and the Red Cross will send a couple of people who live here on the Peninsula to your door, at your convenience. The most frequent disaster to hit Americans is a house fire. The Red Cross is committed to reducing the number of fatal fires in the U.S. by offering these free alarms, free installations, no questions asked. If your alarms are 10 years old, they are outside the “life” of the machine according to the manufacturers. The alarms we install have 10-year batteries in them. While you should continue to test them once or twice a year, at the end of the 10 years, just give us a call, and we’ll come back with new ones. There is another plus to these. If they are triggered and you know there is no fire, instead of opening all the windows and doors and flapping your arms, there is a button to push to stop the noise. To sign up for installation, phone the Red Cross at 503-528-5783 or, online, email to email@example.com or sign up at the website www.redcross.org/CascadesHome.
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 July 19 is “Born Free” starring Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna. 1965, 95 min.
ILWACO — On July 21 at 1:30 p.m. the public is invited to come to the Diabetes Support Group at the hospital education office. There will be games and prizes and food. Come learn more about diabetes management and have some fun too. For information call Brenda Slagle at 360-642-6308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landscape with Native Plants
ILWACO — WSU Master Gardeners of Pacific County will present a workshop, “Enhancing your Landscape with Native Plants” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum (115 SE Lake St, Ilwaco). What makes a plant native? What factors make them an ideal choice for landscaping? Would you rather have landscaping that needs little care once established, or plants that need lots of water, fertilizer, monitoring and pest control? Master Gardeners will discuss ways to use native plants in the home landscape and suggest a wide variety of native plants to fit your needs. Deer, pest and drought resistant choices will be discussed. Find inspirations for your garden while exploring the many kinds of native plants on display at the workshop and in the demonstration garden. Get to know their versatility and beauty and begin creating a vibrant living yard that provides year-round interest! For more information, contact Elena Righettini at email@example.com.
Long Beach Rodeo
LONG BEACH — The Peninsula Saddle Club presents their 72nd annual Long Beach Rodeo on July 29 and July 30, sponsored by Woody’s Septic as main sponsor. The festivities begin with a rodeo parade through downtown Long Beach at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night. On Saturday, start your day with our famous cowboy breakfast served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. each morning in the clubhouse. The Northwest Professional Rodeo starts each day at 1 p.m. It will feature top cowboys and cowgirls in the northwest competing in bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding, breakaway roping, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing. Last year there were more than 125 contestants vying for part of the $13,000 prize money. Announcer Lee Daggett returns to announce the rodeo, which features the top stock of Gold Buckle Rodeo Company. This year Latigo N Lace Equestrian Drill Team will perform and Kyle Bode will return as this year’s rodeo clown. Entrance tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $5 for kids. (Presale tickets are available with a 50¢ discount at the Long Beach Pharmacy). For more information, contact Peninsula Saddle Club at 360-642-7301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sushi Cooking Class
KLIPSAN — The Peninsula Senior Center is hosting a Sushi Cooking class on July 31 at 6 p.m. This basic sushi crafting class will teach us to make Philadelphia rolls, California rolls and spicy tuna rolls. After the class participants will sit down and enjoy the meal just crafted in good company. Tina Grieve will teach the class. You will take home a bamboo sushi matt, bamboo chopsticks and step-by-step sushi instructions. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Please register in the office or by calling 360-665-3999.
Hunter Education Class
LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Police Department will be holding its annual Hunter Education course from Aug. 7 through Aug. 12. The class is free but you must register online in order to attend. To register and for class details go the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website (http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/huntered/classes/basic.php) and go to “hunter education,” then to “basic hunting,” and to “register now” for the traditional class in Long Beach.
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 Tsugaå Gallery and the Cathlamet Art Festival can be found at WWW.tsugagallery.org.