Wednesday, Nov. 15
NASELLE — Naselle Timberland Library is hosting a make it at the library session on quilling, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., November 15 for adults. Quilling involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued together to form beautiful works of art. Come to the library to learn techniques. All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Call, come in, or sign up online. For more information call 360-484-3877.
Overnight Winter Lodging (OWL) Volunteers
LONG BEACH — The OWL program is in need of volunteers to open for the season. There is good training and support available for volunteers and information includes procedures, boundaries and scheduling and, with the returning volunteers, talk about any changes will be reviewed. If you have questions, please call 360-642-4520 or email email@example.com. If you have questions call 360-642-4520.
Surprise in the Jar
ILWACO — Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Surprise in a Jar from 1p.m. to 4 p.m., November 17 for all ages. Assemble a jar for gift giving or your own use. For more information call 360-642-3908.
Thursday, Nov. 16
Schenk To Tell Fish Tales
OYSTERVILLE — One way or another, Patrick M. Schenk, Sr., the owner of Sea Breeze Charters, has been in the charter fishing business out of Ilwaco since the 1960s, and he has tales to tell! The public is invited to come to the Oysterville Schoolhouse next Thursday, Nov. 16, to hear Captain Pat discuss his adventures. His hour-long talk will begin at 10 a.m., with a question and answer period to follow. This will be the last of the 2017 Fall Lecture Series at the historic Oysterville School.
PENINSULA — The South Pacific County Professional Firefighters/I.A.F.F. Local No. 3999 have partnered with Operation Warm and the Ocean Beach School District to ensure that local kids are ready for the winter weather. A project in its second year, the mission is to raise funds to provide brand new, American-made, winter coats to children living on the Long Beach Peninsula. This year’s goal is to provide a new coat to any kindergarten through fourth grade student who is in need. Organizers say it’s more than just a coat; the program has the potential to strengthen the community in more ways than one. Beyond warmth, a new coat positively impacts a child’s school attendance, self-esteem, and overall health and well-being. In addition, USA coat manufacturing creates American jobs and boosts the economy. Pickled Fish in Long Beach is also helping in the effort. During the month of November, treat yourself with their special “Operation Warm Cocktail” and support a great cause at the same time. To donate to the cause, stop by Sid’s IGA in Seaview, Okie’s Thriftway in Ocean Park, or go to: http://tinyurl.com/ycjzqewe. One hundred percent of each donation is used locally.
Friday, Nov. 17
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.
CHINOOK — On Nov. 17, Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors Nathan Mark and Esther Williamson will be performing on the Angus Bowmer Stage in the Chinook Event Center. Prefacing the performance at 7 p.m. is the Blue and Gold Show, a one-act play by Naselle High School Drama Club and music by the Ilwaco High School Jazz Band. At 8 p.m., OSF actors will perform excerpts from “Romeo and Juliet” followed by contemporary sketch, “Expectations.” Admission supports the program. Tickets are a $10 donation for adults; students are admitted free. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.
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.
Saturday, Nov. 18
Ilwaco Food bank holiday schedule
ILWACO — The St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in Ilwaco will be open the second and third Fridays in November and December. Remainder dates are November 17, December 8 and December 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring a container. Any questions please call 360-642-8401.
Country Christmas Bazaar
CATHLAMET — Don’t miss the one-day Country Christmas bazaar, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. James Family Center, 1134 Columbia Street in Cathlamet. Jewelry, paintings, cards, prints, Christmas wreaths, ornaments, aprons, quilts, blankets, headbands, porcelain art, multimedia photography, art photographs, canned relish, journals, nonfiction stories, decorated picture frames, soaps, CDs of original music, handcrafted wooden items, handspun wool items, spinning demonstration, etc. Bake sale. Lunch. Children’s Christmas Store for children under 12. Live music. Raffle drawing for 8 gift baskets. Proceeds benefit St. James Family Center’s programs for children and families.
OCEAN PARK — The Ocean Park Lutheran Church holiday bazaar is set for Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 24002 “U” Street. There will be a raffle quilt to support Camp Victory. Call Debbie Wells at 360-665-0137 for more information.
Wooden Boats & Iron Men
ILWACO — Ilwaco Timberland Library is hosting an author talk on the book, “Wooden Boats and Iron Men,” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., November 18 for adults and teens. When Cathlamet writer Lilly Robbins Brock found two letters written by her now-deceased father while he was on the battlefront of World War II, she knew she had to tell the story of a veteran still living amongst us. Discussion and book signing will follow. For more information call 360-642-3908.
OCEAN PARK — The next meeting of the Willapacific branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will take place Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Park Library. Speakers will be Nancy Gorshe, who will provide an update on the changes taking place at the Ocean Beach Hospital and on Nikki Hartley, who will be practicing at the new Ocean Park Clinic. For questions 360 642 3636.
Sunday, Nov. 19
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, Nov. 20
Toys for Peninsula Kids
PENINSULA – Pacific County Fire District No. 1, Long Beach Elks Lodge and American Legion Post 48 have joined together to create a new program that is strictly local – Toys for Peninsula Kids. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. This program will allow parents who are in need of financial assistance to choose toys that they find most fitting for each of their children for Christmas.
Toys for Peninsula Kids is in need of either new toys for ages 0 to 15, or monetary donations. All money donated will be used to purchase toys for our local kids. Drop boxes are available at Pacific County Fire District No. 1 on Ridge Avenue in Ocean Park; at the Chinook Observer on Bolstad Avenue in Long Beach, and at Dennis Company in Long Beach, of call 360-665-4451 to schedule a pickup of donated items. Additionally, volunteers are needed to help in various aspects of the program, including helping on the day of the event. Again call 360-665-4451 for information.
Hey Ukulele Enthusiasts
OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Ukulele Strummers (OPUS) meets every Monday, with beginners from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and hot jammers from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 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.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
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, Nov. 22
LONG BEACH — The local Veterans office is located at 318 NE 2nd St., in the old Pacific County building. This is a full service office with a trained service officer available to assist veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays. The phone number is 642-1228 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
10th Annual Studio Tour
PENINSULA — If you are looking for local, one-of-a-kind gift, don’t miss the Peninsula Arts Association’s Studio Tour, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24, Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday, Nov. 26. Meet some delightful artists in their homes and studios with beautiful original work to purchase, with some of these gifted locals demonstrating their craft. This year many of the studios have added Sunday to make your planning easier. Maps are available at the Long Beach Visitors Bureau, The Picture Attic, Ocean Park Area Chamber, Bay Avenue Gallery, www.beachartist.org and the Peninsula Arts Association Facebook page. Once you’re on the trail, just follow the signs.
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: email@example.com.
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.
Ocean Park Community Meeting
OCEAN PARK — An initial meeting on bringing back the Village Club is set for Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Park Fire Hall (Pacific County Fire District 1), 26110 Ridge Ave, Ocean Park. In 1932, a group of people living in Ocean Park, formed a group to get things done. They loved their community, but realized there were many areas that could use a helping hand. There is still a need. Come meet and be part of the solution. A brief overview the history of the Village Club and their accomplishments will be followed by discussion of how to create a volunteer effort that meets today’s needs. Let’s meet and see where we go from the starting point of a grassroots, non-political effort to make our beautiful slice of the world even better. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or suggestions.
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 360-713-8566.
Crab Pot Tree Lighting
ILWACO — On Dec. 2 beginning at 5 p.m., come to the Port of Ilwaco for the lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Tree. Stroll the port and enjoy the variety of shops and restaurants and more, and don’t miss singing of crabby carols. For information call 360-642-3143.
Community Tree Lighting
OCEAN PARK — On Friday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Sheldon Field, across from Ocean Park Elementary School the community Christmas tree lighting event will take place. Then head to Santa’s workshop at the Ocean Park fire hall at 26110 Ridge Avenue at 6:30 p.m. for crafts for kids and much more. Take your picture with Santa and enjoy the refreshments available.
American Legion Bazaar & Bake Sale
ILWACO — The American Legion Auxiliary Bazaar and Bake Sale is set for Dec.1 and Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco. Local crafters and artisans will feature handmade gifts and goods for special holiday gift-giving. This is a wonderful opportunity to find something unique for yourself or someone special. Baked goods will also be available. Lunch will be prepared and served by the American Legion Legionnaires. Call Connie at 665-6626 for more information. All proceeds go to benefit local veterans.
WOM Christmas Bazaar
OCEAN PARK — Women of the Moose is holding a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lodge on “U” Street in Ocean Park. Tables are still available. Call Betty Davis at 360-665-3217 or 360-931-5713 for information.
PENINSULA — A razor clam dig has been tentatively scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Dec. 2 through Dec. 4, pending marine toxin tests, 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.
ILWACO — Water Music Festival celebrates the beauty and spirit of the season with an afternoon of extraordinary holiday music, performed by the delightful and extremely talented Grammy winning artists Tingstad and Rumbel. The annual Christmas concert is scheduled for Sunday, December 3, at the festively decorated Inn at Harbour Village in Ilwaco. Come at 1 p.m. for sweet and savory treats, beverages, and a no-host champagne and wine bar. Then enjoy a musical feast starting at 2 p.m. Tingstad and Rumbel’s perfect blend of finger-style guitar, double reeds, and the ocarina lends magic to the season through the redeeming power of music. Tickets are available for $10 online at watermusicfestival.com or at the door. A portion of the proceeds of Water Music Society events are donated to the local school music departments to further students’ musical opportunities.
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.