Wednesday, Aug. 9
Movies in the Park
ILWACO — WellSpring Community Network is offering several family friendly movies at the Ilwaco City Park off Mary Ann Street, between Spruce and Lake streets. On Aug. 9 coming see Movies in the Park Hosted by WellSpring Community Network. Showing will be “Inside Out.” Then on Aug. 16 come see “Hook; on Aug. 23 don’t miss “Monsters Inc;” and on Aug. 30 they will show the classic “ET.” Show times start at dusk; admission by cash donations and concession stands sales. For information please call Sheena at 360-642-9300, ext. 2634.
ILWACO — Mardell Bullis, who works for Coastal Community Action Program supplying meals for seniors, has been diagnosed with cancer again. She must drive to Longview daily for her treatments. She can’t take the commuter bus as she cooks in the mornings and doesn’t want to miss work. The Mobil station in Seaview is accepting donations to help with the cost of fuel. Stop by the Mobil station and donate $5 and get a free 16oz Monster or Rockstar energy drink, or a good cup of coffee. Let’s help this woman who has helped so many.
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 Aug. 9 is “Father Goose” starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron. 1964, 115 min.
Thursday, Aug. 10
Living Well Workshop
ILWACO — Living Well With Chronic Conditions Workshop runs from each Thursday through 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.
SURFSIDE — Grab your favorite instrument and come to the jam sessions set for Aug. 10 and Aug. 24 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, Aug. 11
Starving Artists Sale
LONG BEACH — The Northwest Artist Guild Starving Artists Sale evening opening reception will be held on Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. and will run until 7:30 p.m. at The Picture Attic at 711 Pacific Highway North in Long Beach. Visitors are requested to bring a canned food item for the local food bank. All of the art on the walls will be discounted at least 50 percent. This is your chance to get something you have been thinking about at a reduced price. All members are local to the area and most have made this their first experience in hanging in a gallery and having the exposure that all artists need to grow and improve their work. In addition to the traditional art forms shown in most galleries the guild invites ceramic, mosaic and assemblage artists to join. After each monthly meeting one of the members shares a “Fun in Art” segment and some of the things that have been covered are perspective, alcohol inks, drawing on the right side of the brain, industrial color, acrylics, collage and rock painting. The guild is focused on sharing artwork with the public, sharing and learning together and supporting each other in their artistic endeavors. Call 360-642-4770 for more information.
Derby Days: Chasing the Prize
ILWACO — Though angling developed centuries ago, the rise of recreational fishing as a popular pursuit took on a new dimension in the years after World War II. Towns such as Ilwaco and Chinook began to see new potential in recreational salmon fishing as an opportunity for business development. Salmon derbies were begun as a way to exploit rising interest in recreational fishing. In the early years, commercial fishing companies took sport-fishing customers out in their boats. Eventually, recreational fishermen arrived by the hundreds with their own small boats and launched right off the shore at what was called “Derbyville” (between Point Ellice and McGowan). Soon, knowledgeable fishermen took advantage of expanding opportunity by offering charter services. Thus emerged the charter boat fishing industry, which has been a mainstay of the business landscape of Ilwaco for decades. The exhibition will be on view through October 7. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum wishes to thank Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco, Chinook Marine, and the Port of Ilwaco for their sponsorship of this exhibition. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm. Admission is free on Thursdays thanks to the Port of Ilwaco. For more information please call 360-642-3446 or visit www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org.
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, Aug. 11 the week’s theme is “Summer Melon Soiree.” Check out all the great local products! Come see what’s new and exciting at this week’s market! Join give a try at the watermelon carving contest. 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.
“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 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.
Saturday, Aug. 12
Movies on the Lawn
LONG BEACH — Saturdays at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) at Peninsula Church of the Nazarene, (North 13th & Pacific, LB), the public is invited to come watch a movie outdoors on the lawn. Bring your own lawn chair/blanket and snacks/drinks (no alcohol). Movies are as follows: August 12 — God’s Not Dead; August 19 — God’s Not Dead #2; August 26 — Sound Of Music. If it is pouring rain, the movie is canceled. If you have questions call Karen at 360-642-4520.
Chinook Indian Nation meeting
BAY CENTER — The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding its monthly Council Meeting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, at the Chinook Tribal Office at 3 Park Street, in Bay Center. The meeting is open to all Tribal members, and attendees are reminded to bring a potluck item. For any questions please call the tribal office in advance of the event at 360-875-6670.
Waikiki Beach Concert
CAPE D — This next Waikiki beach concert will be at 7 p.m., August 12 at Cape Disappointment State Park. The band, “Misty Mamas” will perform. Misty Mamas serve up home-style bluegrass filled with powerful harmonies, traditional and original songs as well as tasty instrumentals combining the American genres of bluegrass, old time, gospel, folk and country music. Family friendly, the band can include interactive songs that engage the younger set. Eager to connect with their audience, the Misty Mamas tailor performances that not only entertain but educate as well. You might hear historical secrets and local lore woven into the music. Timeless melodies and heartfelt lyrics are laced tightly together creating a musical experience rich with history, steeped in tradition and performed with character and exuberance. 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.
Poulshock and Patten present a musical afternoon
OCEAN PARK — Recent Whitworth University graduate, Anja Patten, soprano (IHS ‘13) will present a collection of classical selections accompanied by pianist and mentor Barbara Poulshock on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. at Ocean Park Lutheran Church at 24002 “U” Street. Some of the composers represented will be Mozart, Schubert, Puccini and Bernstein. Freewill contributions will gratefully be accepted to help support Anja’s graduate education. Call 360-703-1220 for more information.
Angora Hiking Club
FORT COLUMBIA — The Angora Hiking Club will be hiking Fort Columbia on Aug. 12. Arrive at Fort Columbia at about 9:30 a.m., to meet Aaron Webster, Washington State Park interpretive specialist who will lead participants on the Scarboro Trail which winds through the fort with its historic buildings and gun batteries, and continues up through a forest of sitka spruce and hemlock. A Discovery Pass is required. Sturdy hiking shoes, water and snacks, binoculars, bug repellent, hiking sticks, and weather-appropriate clothing should be considered. If you have questions call 360-642 3029 or email@example.com.
LONG BEACH — Join others on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 for fun in downtown Long Beach. Cha Cha the Clown will be performing Saturday at the Gazebo Park between noon and 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 and then Sunday for Family Free Play in the Gazebo park. Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Gazebo Park will be a sidewalk chalk art contest, so come show your artistic side. For more information, visit 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, Aug. 13
Worship at the Beach
OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Lutheran Church will host Worship at the Beach on Sunday, August 13 at 10 a.m. at the Bay Avenue Beach Approach in Ocean Park. This gathering will be followed by a barbecue lunch at the church (24002 U Street, Ocean Park). All are welcome. Call 360-665-6344 for more information.
OYSTERVILLE — At the next Vespers program at the Oysterville Church, Mary Evelyn Long, pastor of the Ocean Park Methodist Church, will conduct the summer’s ninth Oysterville Music Vesper Service on Sunday, August 13 starting at 3 p.m. Tom Trudell (piano) and Brian O’Connor (vocals and guitar), a familiar local music, duo will supply the special music. The Oysterville Moment will be presented by storyteller Tucker Wachsmuth and the congregational hymn-singing will be accompanied by Diane Buttrell playing the old-fashioned pump organ. All are welcome to this casual event.
Monday, Aug. 14
School Supplies Needed
PENINSULA — Now is time to donate school supplies or make a monetary donation to the effort of school supplies for Peninsula students. If you wish to contribute by donating school supplies, drop off locations in Long Beach include: Chinook Observer office at 205 Bolstad Avenue East, Suite 2; Great Northwest Federal Credit Union at 705 S Pacific Ave; in Ocean Park: Timberland Library at 1308 256th Place; Bank of the Pacific at 1802 Bay Avenue; Great Northwest Federal Credit Union at 1409 S 251st Place; or Peninsula Baptist Church 23802 Pacific Hwy 103; in Ilwaco at Timberland library at 158 First Ave. and in Chinook at All Seasons Kidstuff, 786 St. Rte 101. The Pack2School Event is Tuesday, August 29, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Peninsula Baptist Church, 23802 Pacific Hwy 103 in Ocean Park. “The Best Lunch Ever” is provided and as well as carnival outside. Volunteers are needed. To volunteer and/or receive more information contact Mike at 360-665-4614. You can also contact PACK2SCHOOL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Aug. 15
The Great American Eclipse
PACIFIC COUNTY — Learn more about eclipses at our local libraries, and make or pick up a pair of eclipse glasses (while supplies last) so you can safely watch it on August 21. From Tuesday, Aug 15 to Saturday, Aug 19, stop by Naselle or South Bend Timberland libraries; on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., stop by Raymond Timberland Library and on Friday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit Ilwaco Timberland Library.
Cape Disappointment Hikes
ILWACO — Cape Disappointment is offering several guided hikes this week. On Aug. 15 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., explore the coast forest loop trail to see mystery cedar trees, old growth spruce and hike to the same site that brought Lewis and Clark here more than 200 years ago. The hike is 1.5 miles long over difficult terrain. On Thursday, Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy “Centuries of Historic Ruins Explained” Meet at the park office for an easy 1/2-mile hike to learn about the layers of history at your feet including CCC camps, jetty construction, and World War I & II structures. On Aug. 18 from 2 pm. to 3 p.m., meet at Bell’s View Interpretive Trail at North Head for an easy one-hour hike to explore North Head and learn how a 1921 storm and the U.S. Navy created some of the concrete ruins visible today. There are several great event program events schedule this week. 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.
KLIPSAN — Al-Anon meetings are held on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. at Golden Sand Assisted Living Center in Klipsan/Ocean Park. These gatherings are free and open to anyone. If you have questions call 503-318-6608 and leave a message.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK — All men are welcome to join us 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, Aug. 16
Movies in the Park
ILWACO — WellSpring Community Network is offering several family friendly movies at the Ilwaco City Park off Mary Ann Street, between Spruce and Lake streets. On Aug. 9 coming see Movies in the Park Hosted by WellSpring Community Network. Showing will be “Inside Out.” Then on Aug. 16 come see “Hook; On Aug. 23 don’t miss “Monsters Inc;” and on Aug. 30 they will show the classic “ET.” Show times start at dusk; admission by cash donations and concession stands sales. For information please call Sheena at 360-642-9300, ext. 2634.
Beware Of Utility Phone Scams
PACIFIC COUNTY — Don’t be scammed. If someone calls about disconnecting your utility or that you have to send money right away or be disconnected, don’t believe it. Hang up and call your utility provider. If you have questions or concerns call your provider. If the caller persists ask if you can call them back on their local phone number and/or ask to verify your information (using your account number or billing information). Don’t give our personal information.
Cut your own bouquet
LONG BEACH — During August and September come cut your own bouquet of dahlias of all colors and sizes at a private garden on 17th Street in Long Beach. Call for details at 360-642-2205.
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 Aug. 16 is “Swiss Family Robinson” starring John Mills, Dorothy McGuire. 1960, 126 min.
Green Fingers Garden Club
LONG BEACH — The next Green Fingers Garden Club meeting for Pacific County is on Friday, Aug. 18, starting at 11 a.m., at the Cranberry Museum on Pioneer Road. There will be a specialist there talking about propagation of cranberries and all other information on cranberries. They have a really good selection of cranberry items in the museum for purchase. After the presentation by 12:30 p.m. or attendees will head to the El Compadre Restaurant at Pioneer and Hwy 101 next to the market for lunch and a raffle item. Please RSVP to Deborah Wells at email@example.com or call 360-665-0137 and leave a message. This will be a fun and interesting outing so please find time to attend.
Jazz and Oysters
LONG BEACH — On Saturday, Aug. 19 from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach, Check out this outdoor concert for jazz and rock enthusiasts. Enjoy great food, grilled oysters and beer and wine at this kid friendly event. Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy, but service animals only and no outside food or beverages. Tickets are $25 for adults; those 6 to 18 years old get in for $12; and under 6 are admitted for free. Performing from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. will be Tom Grant a master instrumentalist, talented singer and natural entertainer who nimbly walks the line between jazz tradition and modern pop. This Oregon native’s inspired songwriting produces R&B grooves, melodic hooks, and ballads with equal ease. He plays jazz piano with the harmonic sophistication and deep sense of swing. The from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., don’t miss Easy Rider Brotherhood, featuring supreme vocals, tight harmonies and a level of musicianship one can only describe as simply incredible, this band plays with such passion and drive, they will always leave you wanting more. These rock n’ rollers have played the pro-circuit for many years, shared the stage with multiple national acts, fronted their own bands and still continue to “bring it” every single time they hit the stage. Get your ticket today at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2984023.
ASTORIA — 100 Paddles! is an opportunity for people to join in a human-powered water journey. The public is invited to travel by water into Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, similar to how the Lewis and Clark Expedition members traveled during their winter here in 1805-06. On Saturday, August 19, experienced kayakers will meet at the Astoria Recreation Center (former Astoria Yacht Club site by the Old Youngs Bay Bridge) for a 10:30 a.m. launch and group paddle across Youngs Bay into the Lewis and Clark River. Less experienced folks are encouraged to meet at Netul Landing at 10:30 a.m. and head downstream on the Lewis and Clark River. The two groups plan to meet on the Lewis and Clark River. After a flintlock gun firing and huzzah, together the groups will paddle to Netul Landing for refreshments. Participants need to bring their own kayak, canoe, paddleboard or any non-motorized watercraft and need to wear a US Coast Guard approved personal floatation device. Please call the park at 503-861-4425 or at Eventbrite.com, if you’d like to join the fun.
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.
Paint & Sip
KLIPSAN — On Aug. 22 a paint and sip class will be offered at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Class size is limited so sign up early. The cost is $35 for PSAC members; $40 for non-members. Plus attendees will sip key lime pie milkshakes. Call today 360-665-3339.
Cornucopia of Wines
SKAMOKAWA — The Friends of Skamokawa would like to announce our annual fundraiser “A Cornucopia of Wines,” wine tasting and auction, Saturday September 9 at the Skamokawa Grange from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Skamokawa Grange is located at 18 Fairgrounds Rd., Skamokawa. There will be fine wines to sample with a delectable menu prepared by Don and Kitty Speranza. Join in the spirited evening of bidding on exciting auction items including getaways to local bed and breakfasts, paintings, ceramics, blown glass, gift baskets, river kayaking, gift certificates to local restaurants, breweries, farmers markets and much more! Auctioneer Brian McClain will preside over the open auction with his friendly, fast-paced style. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. All funds from this event will be directed to the maintenance and operation of the River Life Interpretive Center/Central School/Redmen Hall. Advance tickets for “A Cornucopia of Wines” are $15 each or two for $25 and can be purchased at Daisy Chain Floral in Cathlamet, the Skamokawa General Store and at the River Life Interpretive Center/Central School/Redmen Hall in Skamokawa. Tickets sold at the door will be $20 each or two for $30. If you have questions call 360-795-3007, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhythm & Blues tickets on sale now
OCEAN PARK — Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival is coming to Ocean Park on Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. The gathering will be held at the Beach Baron’s Wilson Field in Ocean Park. Local musician and resident, Clint Carter of the North Coast Blues Band, is spearheading the project. Community groups, businesses and local music lovers are working together to bring this first ever blues event to Ocean Park. Tickets are on sale now! Visit www.peninsulabluesfest.com for more information on this great new addition to the music scene at the heart of the peninsula. Look for the Brown Paper Tickets button to purchase your tickets and guarantee your spot at this inaugural music extravaganza! Tickets for Friday evening are $15; Saturday afternoon to evening tickets are $18. There is a small service fee for all transactions.
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.