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.
Thursday, Nov. 2
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.
Columbia River Bar Pilot to speak
OYSTERVILLE — Captain Dan Jordan has been a Columbia River Bar Pilot for thirteen years. He will be at the Oysterville Schoolhouse on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. to talk about his job — its present-day requirements and its colorful history. Like the other 15 Columbia River Bar Pilots, Jordan’s maritime experience has been extensive. Columbia River Bar Pilots guide approximately 3,600 vessel crossings of the bar each year — from 100-foot tugs to 1,100-foot tankers, bulk carriers, car carriers, log ships, general cargo ships, container ships, and passenger ships. Once aboard, the pilot assumes navigational conduct of the vessel using his or her experience and local knowledge to safely navigate the restricted channels of the Columbia River and over the bar to and from sea. The public is invited to Captain Jordan’s talk and to the question and answer segment which follows.
2018 County Calendar
SOUTH BEND — The Willapa Harbor Health Foundation (WHHF) is 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 your calendar in-person at the Raymond or South Bend pharmacy, Willapa Harbor Veterinary Services (Raymond), the Hospital Administration office or the Foundation’s website at 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, Nov. 3
Annual Bazaar & Bake Sale
SEAVIEW — On Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Peninsula Church Center,
5000 N Place in Seaview, the Women’s Association of Ocean Beach Presbyterian Church invite you to enjoy their Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale, held in the Peninsula Church Center’s Fellowship Hall. A myriad of handmade local crafts will be available from artisans throughout the area. Pottery, knitting, quilts, painted art, photography, books, fused glass, jewelry, wooden items, garden art, hand sewn items, and more will be featured. Among the exhibitors will be local potter Karen Brownlee and popular quilter and seamstress Beth Riesen. Also available will be the Women’s Association newly-published cookbook, “Let’s Eat.” The hardcover loose-leaf notebook style book contains 200 regional and family favorites from local cooks, as well as beautiful full-color photographs from the Church Center’s own rose garden. Copies will be available for purchase at the bazaar. A light soup and sandwich lunch is available for purchase from the church’s Men’s Group, as well as a wide selection of pies and baked goods to take home or enjoy on site. All proceeds from this event will be dedicated to programs which provide food for the peninsula’s hungry children and families.
PENINSULA — A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Nov. 3 through Nov. 5, with digging allowed between noon and midnight. The best time to start is an hour or two before low tide and it is recommended you take a lantern for evening digs. Harvesters are allowed to take no more than 15 razor clams and must keep the first 15 they dig, regardless of size or condition. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. Licenses are available at numerous local businesses.
Saturday, Nov. 4
Nemah Annual Chili Feed
NEMAH — Driving along a lonely stretch of Hwy 101, it’s easy to miss the old Nemah Community Building but you don’t want to. Situated just south of the upper Nemah River overpass, the community building sits on a little hill above the highway. On Saturday, Nov. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. is the biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual chili feed, which they host the first week of elk hunting. It’s all-you-can-eat for just $8 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds go to the maintenance of this gem of a building.
Sunday, Nov. 5
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.
LONG BEACH — On Sunday, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., come to the Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road (lower level, back door) for kitchen music! Bring your guitars, fiddles, mandolins, banjos or other favorite instrument and come play, listen or join in singing traditional, folk, bluegrass, blues and pop music. Join the circle! Everyone is welcome regardless of level of musical expertise. For more information call Chuck at 360-642-2239 or Bill or Janet at 360-600-8754.
Monday, Nov. 6
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, Nov. 7
Overnight Winter Lodging (OWL) Volunteers
LONG BEACH — The OWL program is in need of volunteers to open for the season, Dec. 1 through Feb. 28. There is good training and support available for volunteers. If you have questions, please call 360-783-2688, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to peninsulapovertyresponse.org/events/owl.
Wednesday, Nov. 8
ILWACO — A knitting group meets at Olde Towne Coffee Café, located at 108 1st Avenue in Ilwaco 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. If you have questions call Olde Towne at 360-777-3085 or Donna Magnuson at 360-642-7116.
St. Mary’s Bazaar
SEAVIEW — On Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the annual Christmas bazaar for St. Mary’s Parish Alter Society will be held. There will be a wide variety of handmade items and jewelry plus a bake sale and gift baskets. And they will also offer lunch for a nominal cost.
Veterans Day Celebration
LONG BEACH — At noon, on Saturday, Nov. 11, the Long Beach Elks, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Don R. Grable Post #48 of the American Legion and Auxiliary will host an observance of Veterans Day for our community at the Elks Lodge in Long Beach. A served lunch and dessert will be provided. All veterans (anyone who served in the armed services at any time), active duty persons and their families and community members are invited to attend. There will be a short program. For further information, please call Post Commander Teresa Bryan at 360-642-2041 or Unit President Marlene Quillin at 503-338-8882.
Naselle Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale
NASELLE — Stop by the Naselle Lutheran Church, at 308 Knappton Road, on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for their Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale. A variety of gifts, holiday decor and treats will be offered along with a soup bar available by donation at 11 a.m. Coffee will be ready to serve with fresh doughnuts. For further information call 360-484-3836. Monies earned will help continue outreach projects.
Deep River American Legion Breakfast
ROSBURG — Deep River American Legion Post 0111 will serve their pancake and egg breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11. For the first time, the breakfast will be held in the post’s new home, the Rosburg Hall. The breakfast features all-you-can pancakes, eggs to order, kielbasa sausage and ham along with coffee, orange juice and milk. The cost is $4 for children ages 3 to 12 and $6 for teens and adults. The proceeds from the event go to support the Naselle-Grays River community, veterans and area students.
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 a donation call 360-957-0841.
Chinook Indian Nation meeting
ILWACO — The Chinook Indian Nation will hold its monthly Council Meeting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, located at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. The council meeting is open to all Tribal members. A light lunch will be provided following the meeting for volunteers helping set up CIN’s annual Oyster Fry Dinner and Silent Auction, which is open to the public. The doors open at 4 p.m., with a silent auction and raffle, and dinner is served from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Contact the Tribal Office at 360-875-6670 if you have any questions.
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.
LONG BEACH — The public is invited to attend the WellSpring Coalition meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the main conference room the county building at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Please join attendees and help work toward a safer and healthier environment for our community. For additional information call 360-783-1090.
Eagles Auxiliary Bazaar
OCEAN PARK — The Eagles Auxiliary will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There will be a great variety of vendors, with crafts, handmade items, specialty items and much more. Proceeds will go to support the children’s Christmas party. For information call Lorraine at 360-642-8051.
Brownsmead Flats to perform
ILWACO — Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco, is hosting a special concert featuring The Brownsmead Flats on Friday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The museum will present a “coffeehouse-style” concert with the popular acoustic group Brownsmead Flats to accompany the exhibition “Flashback: Remembering the ‘60s.” Brownsmead Flats is primarily a string band, consisting of guitars, bass, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle and hammered dulcimer. The band includes John Fenton, Ned Heavenrich, Ray Raihala, Larry Moore and Dan Sutherland. Doors open at 5 p.m. The concert is free but space is limited. For reservations call 360-642-3446. or visit columbiapacificheriatgemuseum.org.
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.
Community Soup & Fellowship
SEAVIEW — Ocean Park Presbyterian Church invites friends and family throughout the community to join them for evening of soup, fun and fellowship on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. the event is open to all, including families with children of all ages. There is no charge. This will be a bi-monthly series held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Each gathering will feature a fun, family-oriented activity. Included in the Tuesday evening after-soup activities are the Peninsula Youth Group for middle and high school students, supervised activities for younger children and an adult Bible Study. For information call Martha at 206-979-0782 or email email@example.com.
Holiday Open House
SKAMOKAWA — Friends of Skamokawa is seeking vendors and crafters to participate in their annual Holiday Open House, “Deck the Hall.” Are you looking to sell your unique art or craft? Whether you are new to selling or have many years of experience, they would love to have you at this wonderfully fun community event. They offer a warm and friendly holiday shopping environment for everyone to enjoy. The open house runs Nov. 24 through Dec. 17 at 1394 W. SR 4 in Skamokawa. Please submit vendor items no later than Monday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. For more information or to sign up please call 360-795-3007 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holidays at the Beach
LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Merchants and City of Long Beach are opening the holidays with their holidays at the beach events. On Friday, Nov. 24 at noon check out the free showing of Polar Express at the pajama party at Neptune Theatre, 809 Ocean Beach Boulevard S in Long Beach. On Saturday Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy the Snow Queen and Friends Show at Veterans Field at 3rd Street and Oregon Avenue SE in Long Beach. From noon to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Santa’s workshop will be open for crafts. Santa arrives at 3 p.m., with photos available with Santa from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and at 5:15 p.m. is the city tree lighting and holiday caroling. On Sunday, Nov. 26 at Veterans field from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., come enjoy photos with the Christmas mermaid. For information go to www.holidayslongbeach.com.
American Legion Bazaar & Bake Sale
ILWACO — American Legion Auxiliary in Ilwaco is holding a Christmas bazaar, luncheon and bake sale on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. A delicious lunch will be available for a nominal charge. There will be many local crafters with handmade goods, and a wide variety of wonderful items for Christmas gifts. Plus don’t miss the bake sale with a great selection of baked goods available. Proceeds from the bake sale go to support our veterans.
Holiday Bazaar @ LB Grange
LONG BEACH — Long Beach Grange #667, located at 5715 Sandridge Road is holding a holiday bazaar on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They have vendor tables available so call today to reserve your space at 360-244-0010.
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 email@example.com. Applications are also available online at www.pnwmg.org.