Wednesday, Oct. 25
American Legion Honors Safety Personnel
ILWACO — The American Legion’s 30th annual Derald D. Robertson Safety Awards Ceremony and Banquet will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Ten people who protect our safety on the Long Beach Peninsula will be honored after dinner. Those who will be honored include Pacific County Fire Dist. 1 (O.P.): Fire Mechanic Tom Hersey, “Firefighter of the Year;” Long Beach Fire Department: David Glasson, “Firefighter of the Year;” Long Beach Fire Department: Branden Nagy, “EMT of the Year;” Ilwaco Fire Department: Matt Lessnau, “Firefighter of the Year;” South Pac. Co. Tech. Rescue: Linda Stark, “Rescue Specialist of the Year;” Pacific County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Randy Wiegardt, “Deputy of the Year;” Washington State Patrol: Trooper Jeffery A. Street, “Trooper of the Year;” Long Beach Police Department: Officer Rodney J. Nawn, “Police Officer of the Year.” USCG Cape Disappointment: Boatswain 1st Class Todd M. Ghormley; “Enlisted Person of the Year” and SCG Sector Columbia River: SK1 Jami Gardner, “Enlisted Person of the Year. Featured speaker for the evening will be Gary Roach, American Legion Department (State) Commander. All community members are welcome, and those who are planning to attend are asked to call 360-642-4188. The American Legion Don R. Grable Post No. 48 in Ilwaco sponsors the event, which is a family evening, with no alcoholic beverages being served. The American Legion and Auxiliary are providing all food and beverages and the Ilwaco Jazz Band will provide music. For further information, call Safety Awards Chairman Dick Wallace at 360-642-4188, or Auxiliary President Marlene Quillin at 503-338-8882.
OCEAN PARK — On Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Nov. 29 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. children are invited to the Ocean Park Timberland Library for a lego build. Build amazing creations that will be on display for a week after the program. Call 360-665-4184 for more information.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Red Ribbon Week
PENINSULA — Wellspring Community Network is inviting businesses, schools, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and community members to participate in Red Ribbon Week the week of Oct. 23 through Oct. 31. The theme for 2017 is “Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free.” Red Ribbon Week unites communities in a visible stand against drugs. For more information about the campaign, visit www.redribbon.org. In celebration, Long Beach Police Department will be decorating Ilwaco and Long Beach with red ribbons. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to wear and display red ribbons. By doing so, you show your support for drug prevention and education.WellSpring Community Network is a local coalition dedicated to supporting community wellness in South Pacific County through active collaborations. For more information on how to get involved, visit www.wellspringpacific.org.
2018 County Calendar
SOUTH BEND — The Willapa Harbor Health Foundation (WHHF) is now selling a nostalgic black and white 2018 Pacific County Calendar, which shares some of the many wonderful moments in Pacific County’s history over the past 50-plus years. WHHF is managed by board members made up of local volunteers who are dedicated to achieving the Foundation’s Mission. Through the years they have offered renewable scholarships to students entering the healthcare field and returning to the community; supported needs of Willapa Harbor Hospital and Alder House; donated to POOL for seniors and children; supported local food banks, and sponsored education for the community and local schools. Purchase one (or more) 2018 Pacific County calendars in-person at the Raymond or South Bend pharmacy, Willapa Harbor Veterinary Services (Raymond), the Hospital Administration office or the Foundation’s website at http://willapaharborhospital.com/whh-foundation/ using PayPal. You can also mail a check with your name/mailing address and contact information to: Willapa Harbor Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 33, South Bend, WA, 98586. The calendar is $15 if you pick it up, or $18 if you have it mailed to you.
Friday, Oct. 27
OCEAN PARK — On Oct. 27 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. youth in third and fourth grade are invited to Ocean Park Timberland Library at 1308 256th Place for Circuits. Kids can come and learn about circuits and electricity. This is an event sponsored by the Friends of Ocean Park Timberland Library. Call 360-665-4184 for information.
Count Valters & the Zombies
ILWACO — On Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. come to the Peninsula Players theatre on Lake Street in Ilwaco as Count Valters and the Zombies perform a free concert. Admission is free, so come and have a fun evening!
Saturday, Oct. 28
Make Facebook Pay
ILWACO — On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grays Harbor campus at the Port of Ilwaco, come learn about how Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media can be cost effective marketing tools for a business. Sponsored by the Pacific County Economic Development Council, the cost is $25 person for this class taught by Misty Lambrecht of Webfoot Marketing and Design. Call 360-875-9330 or 360-642-9330 to reserve your seat now.
Public Boating Safely Class
ILWACO — If you are interested in an enjoyable, in-depth boating safety course, check out the Boating Safely class on Saturday, Oct. 28 offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 62. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (arrive at 8:15 a.m. for registration). This Washington Boating Safely class will lead to a boater education card upon successful completion. The Boater Education Card will also save money on boat insurance. Cost for the class is $10 and includes class manual and handouts. Topics include safe boating laws, personal watercraft requirements, boat safety equipment, navigation rules and navigating rivers, avoiding collisions, kinds of boating accidents, rescues and other boating emergencies and boating tips. Information on coldwater survival is included. The class format includes videos, discussion, and free resources on boating safety. Qualified instructors teach the class in a positive, relaxed and informative classroom environment. You can also make arrangements with the Auxiliary to conduct courtesy vessel examinations. Learn the keys to staying safe while enjoying boating. To pre-register or for further information about this mandatory boater education class, contact Elena Righettini, 360-642-0039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve The Pretty Good
RAYMOND — Steve Hamilton brings his magic act to Raymond in two performances the weekend before Halloween, one for kids, the other for adults and both at the historic Raymond Theatre, 323 Third Street. Steve The Pretty Good, as he’s known in magic, appears first Saturday, Oct. 28, in a family-friendly ‘Hocus Pocus’ event aimed at adults. Tailored for Halloween, the performance begins at 7 p.m., with tickets at $10, payable at the door. Saturday’s event also will feature “Goodies to Go” which includes baked goods such as cupcakes, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin breads, apple pies, etc. It’s a great chance to catch some mouth-watering goodies made by local bakers. On Sunday, Oct. 29, Steve The Pretty Good brings kid-level comedy to a Sunday Afternoon Live for Youth (SALY) event. This performance begins at 2 p.m., again at the Raymond Theatre. Tickets are $5; children must bring a responsible adult. More information is available through the SAL website, www.sundayafternoonlive.org.
Community Soup Supper Fundraiser
NASELLE — The Naselle Friends of the Timberland Library will be having a Community Soup Supper Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Naselle Lutheran Church located at 308 Knappton Rd, Naselle. A variety of soups and bread from the Blue Scorcher will be served. All donations will go towards children’s books and periodicals. For information please contact person April Zimmerman 360-465-2168 or
ROSBURG — The Rosburg Community Club (RCC) is hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Rosburg Hall. A variety of vendors will be there with holiday items as well as various crafts and goods for sale. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for a full meal consisting of chicken, salads, dessert and beverage is $7 with food items also available for purchase ala carte. The bazaar also includes a sale of bakery items prepared by the ladies of the RCC as well as a White Elephant sale of new and like new items. The RCC is a service organization which supports scholarships for local students, maintenance of the Rosburg Hall, use of the Hall by local residents and organizations, and maintenance of the Rosburg Cemetery.
Shelter open house
LONG BEACH — Stop by the South Pacific County Humane Society (SPCHS) shelter for their open house and raffle, on Saturday, Oct. 28 anytime between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The shelter will be decorated in the Halloween theme. Enjoy snacks and refreshments, while you visit with our amazing dogs and cats. The raffle will take place at noon at the shelter annex. There will also be fun activities for children from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter annex. Storytelling starts at 1 p.m. with face painting right afterwards. Bring your whole family to enjoy a daylong event at our open house, the raffle and children activities. SPCHS is located at 330 Second Street NE in Long Beach. For more information, go to beachpets.com.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Uganda, Africa Choir
OCEAN PARK — The I Am Family children’s choir from Uganda, Africa will perform for Naselle Youth Camp on Saturday, Oct. 28, and will spend the weekend on the Peninsula to perform their “youthful, culturally beautiful concert” on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. at Ocean Park Community Church located at 268th & Vernon Avenue.
The I Am Family Choir brings a colorful, vibrant performance rich with African culture and tradition. This performance is more than just entertainment; some of these children have been orphaned by AIDS and civil wars in Uganda will be sharing a message of love and hope in an effort to create awareness and mobilize support for many more African children. The children are eager to perform, and help to raise awareness of the on-going need to provide help and support for needy children and families in East Africa. There will be a free-will offering for the ongoing education of these and other kids in Uganda. If you have questions, call Ocean Park Community Church at 360-665-4548.
OCEAN PARK — Each week a GriefShare Support Group will be held at Peninsula Baptist Church at 23802 Pacific Highway in Ocean Park. This 13-week class provides tools to help and encourage healing after the death of a loved one. Each week there is a 40-minute video, discussion and the opportunity to share. The classes will be held Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The class is free; the workbook is $15. For information call Sandy Stewart at 360-665-0039.
Monday, Oct. 30
Krause at The Cove
LONG BEACH — Join artist Bette Lu Krause at The Cove restaurant located at 9604 Pacific Highway in Long Beach for a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 360-244-1367 or 360-642-2828 with questions.
VFW Essay Contest
PACIFIC COUNTY — The Veterans of Foreign Wars is announcing the annual Essay Scholarship program for students in the sixth through 12th grades. This includes students enrolled in public, private or parochial schools as well as home-schooled students. Your local VFW Post, Post 3721, is sponsoring the program for the Peninsula to include Naselle. Students in the sixth through eighth grades may enter the Patriots Pen’ contest. The student entry will be an essay of not less than 300 words to not more than 400 words with the theme “The America I Believe In.” Entries must be turned in to the local Post contact by Nov. 1. Local winners will be forwarded for judging in the Regional contest and then on to State competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners at all levels, with the National Winner receiving a trip to Washington D.C. and $5,000. High school students (grades 9 thru 12) may enter the Voice of Democracy contest. The student will record a self-authored essay of 3- to 5-minutes in length to be recorded on a CD or flash drive and submitted to the local Post representative. Deadline for entries is Nov. 1. Entries will initially be judged at the local level. The local winner(s) entries will be forwarded to regional and State level competitions. The national winner will be awarded a scholarship worth $30,000 for use at a college, university or vocational school of choice. Additional entry information is included on the entry forms that will be available at the Hilltop Middle and High Schools and the Naselle School. If you have further questions, please call Mark Smith at 360-665-2513.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Elks are holding a children’s Halloween carnival from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. This event is open to the public.
OCEAN PARK — Family Worship Center at 26310 Ridge Avenue in Ocean Park is holding a Fall Festival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Come check out the bouncy houses with lots of games, fun and tons of candy. The festival is open to everyone.
Trunk or Treat
OCEAN PARK — Peninsula Baptist Church at 23802 Pacific Highway in Ocean Park is hosting a safe, fun trunk or treat event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. For more information call 360-665-5060 or go to email@example.com.
Trick or Treat
KLIPSAN — Trick or Treating at Golden Sands Assisted Living, 21608 O Lane in Klipsan Beach. Visit on Tuesday, Oct. 31, Halloween night for Trick or Treating from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Food donations will be accepted for the Ocean Park Food Bank. For information call Pam at 360-665-0190.
ILWACO — There will be a Fall Festival at Pacific Bible Church on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is a safe and fun place for the whole family to enjoy.
Trick or Treat
ROSBURG — Things are looking pretty creepy at Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park at 30 Rosburg School Road as ghosts, goblins, and a lot more are getting ready for a Halloween party from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Oct. 31. Come enjoy hot dogs and drinks and a spooky movie and lots of fun, laughter and screams. For information call 360-484-3428.
Trick or Treat for Books
OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Trick or Treat … for Books, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 31 for children. Show up in your best seasonal look for a library book treat! For more information call 360-665-4184.
Trick or Treat in Ilwaco
ILWACO — Ilwaco Merchants Association and Ilwaco Parks and Recreation welcome families to enjoy Halloween Trick or Treating throughout the city this Oct. 31. Come to Ilwaco for some great treats.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
SmileMobile In Town
LONG BEACH — The Arcora Foundation–SmileMobile will be in Long Beach Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 and again Nov. 6 through Nov. 10. The service is for those who might not otherwise have access to dental care. The SmileMobile will be parked at the Long Beach Head Start and provide dental examinations to children from birth up through high school and pregnant women on and treatment appointments will be scheduled at the time of the examination. They accept Apple Health and offer a sliding scale fee based on family income and size. If you would like to make an appointment or have questions please call now 888-286-9105.
ILWACO — Come join 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.
Peninsula Poverty Response meetings
SEAVIEW — The Peninsula Poverty Response executive team meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 2 p.m., and the Peninsula Poverty Response general community meetings are the second Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. Both meetings are always held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Seaview. The next team meeting is Nov. 2 and the general community meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. For information call Elly Rosaire, vice chair of the PPR board at 360-214-0000.
Daylight saving time
U.S.A. — On Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 a.m., turn your clocks backward one hour for the end of daylight saving time.
Author Pyle presents
ILWACO — On Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Robert Michael Pyle, local author and conservationist, will be signing copies of and reading from the re-release of his book “Where Bigfoot Walks” at Time Enough Books at the Port of Ilwaco. Call 360-642-7667. Light refreshments will be served.
BAY CENTER — Call for vendors for the annual Bay Center Holiday Bazaar to be held Nov. 11, at a new location at 18 Moore Road, Bay Center. The bazaar will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. The proceeds go to fund projects to help the Bay Center community. The bazaar will feature handmade crafts, food, and music. The club will have spaghetti, nachos, soup, coffee and water for a suggested donation. Directions to our new location: Take Hwy 101 and turn at mile marker 42.4 at the Bay Center sign/Bay Dike road. Go 1.9 miles just past Seasonal Seafood Retail Shop to turn left onto Moore Road. Go up the hill — the bazaar will be at the first house on the right (18 Moore Road). There will be signs directing where to turn and park. Interested vendors should call Rheta Edwards at 360-875-0150 for more information.
Calling Artists and Artisans
CATHLAMET — Vendors are needed for one-day Christmas bazaar, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. James Family Center, 1134 Columbia Street in Cathlamet. Call Christie at 360-849-4489 or Maureen 360-849-4557.
OCEAN PARK — Vendors tables are available at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church holiday bazaar set for Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables are $15. Call Debbie Wells at 360-665-0137 to reserve a table.
Memorial Dinner & Auction
CHINOOK — On Nov. 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. come to the Chinook gym for a fundraising event for the family of Juan Albelo, who passed away at sea on Sept. 3. This event is to honor him and help raise funds for his family’s future needs. Admission is by donation and includes a silent auction and a live auction for a variety of great items including exceptional artwork. The silent auction is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by the live auction at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with set up/take down, parking, cooking, seating and serving and more. Donations for the family are being accepted at any branch of Bank of the Pacific to the Lourdes gofundme account. All proceeds go to the family. For information or to make donations call Pat at 360-957-0841.
Become a Master Gardener
PACIFIC COUNTY — Anyone with an interest is encouraged to become a Master Gardener. The coursework includes Plant Identification, Soils, Botany and Plant Morphology, Integrated Pest Management, Edible Gardening, Pruning. Once the coursework is complete, the real learning begins with teaching in workshops on Pruning and Native Plants; library presentations on Pollinators; plant clinics to help solve gardening problems — all while working with a group of wonderful, interested, gregarious fellow Master Gardeners. Classes start in January 2018 with Saturday hands-on workshops and online training from WSU. For more information or for an application, contact the Pacific WSU Extension Office (360-875-9331) or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are also available online at www.pnwmg.org.