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Published on November 28, 2017 2:25PM

Last changed on December 1, 2017 3:27PM


Wednesday, Nov. 29


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 peninsula.nazarene@gmail.com. If you have questions call 360-642-4520.

Thursday, Nov. 30


Community Spirit In Ocean Park


OCEAN PARK — On Thursday, November 30, at 6 p.m., a meeting is scheduled to look into the possibility of reviving a group that was dedicated to improving, enhancing and maintaining the community they called home. The range of experiences people bring to Ocean Park and the nearby areas as they move here is phenomenal. For the last many years, the community has relied on the Ocean Park Area Chamber and various church, service, education or community interest groups to step up into the numerous volunteer roles needed to support events, plan for improvements and care for each other but it may be time to explore forming a group of residents to give new life to these efforts. The meeting will be held at the Ocean Park Fire Hall, District #1, located at 26110 Ridge Avenue. If you have questions or comments contact at 360-270-0298 or via email at chabon@charter.net.


Jam session


SURFSIDE — The next jam session at the Surfside Homeowners building at 31402 “H” Street in Ocean Park is set for Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 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, Dec. 1


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.


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.


Tree of Light


ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation Board invites you to welcome in the holidays with a Tree of Light ceremony honoring loved ones, caregivers and family. Friday, Dec 1st at 9:45 a.m. in the Ocean Beach Hospital lobby. Enjoy holiday music from the Ilwaco High School Choir. Warm beverages and special treats will be served. Ornaments are available in the Gift Shop and donations of any amount are welcome but not required. Call Tammie Jefferies for more information at 360-642-3181.


Rotary Christmas Angels


PENINSULA — The Rotary Club of SW Pacific County Peninsula is holding their annual Christmas Angel program. Adopt an angel ornament from any of the following locations: All Season’s Consignments in Chinook, Anita’s Coastal Café in Ocean Park, Bank of the Pacific, KeyBank, Great Northwest Federal Credit Union, Ocen Park Eagles, Moose Lodge, Peninsula Pharmacies, Raymond Federal Bank in Long Beach and WorldMark Resort in Long Beach. Purchase the gift on the angel ornament and return the wrapped gift(s) with the tag to any tree by Dec. 9. For more information go to beachrotary.org.

Saturday, Dec. 2


Let’s Make Cards


ILWACO — On Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., all ages are invited to Ilwaco Timberland Library to come to a special holiday workshop to make a festive, personalized holiday card. All materials provided. For more information call 360-642-3908.


Family Movies


NASELLE — Naselle Timberland Library is hosting family movie matinee, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., December 2 for all ages. Join others on the first Saturdays to watch a new release! The popcorn will be provided, bring a pillow to sit on. For more information call 360-484-3877.


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.


Holiday Follies


ILWACO — On Dec. 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the River City Playhouse at 127 Lake Street SE in Ilwaco come to the Holiday Follies, a fundraiser to help Ilwaco Music Boosters Association support performing art at Ilwaco High School. After the lighting of the crab pot Christmas tree at the port, the head to the playhouse for a good eats and entertainment from the high school, feature Ilwaco High School Jazz Band. Tickets are available at the door and include holiday entertainment, a spaghetti dinner with salad and bread (gluten-free and vegetarian option available), appetizers and dessert and a beverage. Prices are $15 per person, $7 for kids 3 to 12 years old and seniors; $35 for a family of four.


Clamming


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.


AL Bazaar & Bake Sale continues


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.


Holiday Tidings


PENINSULA — The 40-voice Bayside Singers members are sending musical Christmas greetings to the community. The vocal group has scheduled “Holiday Tidings,” its Christmas season concert, at two Peninsula locations, one in Chinook and one in Ocean Park. Under the direction of Barbara Poulshock, they will perform a varied program at the Chinook Event Center at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2. The second concert will be offered the following week, at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9, at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church. Barbara Bate is the piano accompanist for the chorus. There is no charge for the performances, but a freewill offering will help defray costs. Homemade cookies will be for sale at intermissions. Selections will include numbers that are seasonal, among them arrangements of Silent Night, and the Star Carol. Others will feature men’s voices, while several selections are for women vocalists. One highlight will be a sonnet composed and set to music by Poulshock, who is well known in the area for her accomplishments.

Sunday, Dec. 3


WMF concert


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


GriefShare


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, Dec. 4


Toys for Peninsula Kids


PENINSULA — Currently there are no agencies on the Peninsula participating in the Toys for Tot drive. Instead the 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. The parents will be able to then wrap the toys and decide if they will be from Santa or themselves. This concept allows the parents to not only participate in the gift-giving process but to take ownership of their children’s Christmas experience. 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 5


Book Discussion


OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Timberland Library is hosting a book discussion, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dec. 5 for adults. Join in a discussion of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs. For more information call 360-665-4184.


Operation Warm


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: tinyurl.com/ycjzqewe. One hundred percent of each donation is used locally.

Wednesday, Dec. 6


Veterans’ services


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 vfw3721@reachone.com.

Future Events


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 Dec. 7 and the general community meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. For information call Elly Rosaire, vice chair of the PPR board at 360-214-0000.


Ilwaco Food bank holiday schedule


ILWACO — The St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in Ilwaco will be open the second and third Fridays in December. Remaining dates are December 8 and December 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring a container. Any questions please call 360-642-8401.


Chinook Indian Nation meeting


BAY CENTER — The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding its monthly Council Meeting on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Chinook Tribal Office at 3 East Park Street in Bay Center. The meeting is open to all tribal members, and attendees are reminded to bring a potluck item. Contact the Tribal Office at 360-875-6670 if you have any questions.


Holiday Tidings


PENINSULA —Bayside Singers members are sending musical Christmas greetings to the community with a “Holiday Tidings,” Christmas season concert, at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9, at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church. Barbara Bate is the piano accompanist for the chorus. There is no charge for the performances, but a freewill offering will help defray costs. Homemade cookies will be for sale at intermissions. One highlight will be a sonnet composed and set to music by Poulshock, who is well known in the area for her accomplishments.


Tuba Tunes at Christmas


ILWACO — The public is invited to enjoy some rich sounds-of-the-season at the annual Tuba Christmas concert, to be held Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m., at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. This free concert will feature the Astoria Tuba Quartet (ATQ), who will perform a variety of seasonal selections, jazz arrangements and a polka or two at this family-friendly event. Original member Dennis Hale plays F tuba, Bob Joiner and Brian Bergman play euphoniums, and Lee Stromquist plays double bass F tuba. Stromquist also arranges numerous selections for the group.The tuba’s versatility allows ATQ to perform traditional Christmas selections, jazz selections by noted composer/arrangers Lenny Niehaus and Bill Holman, the much-loved Evergreen Polka and ATQ’s version of the “Dance of the Reed Flutes.” This concert is sponsored by the Ilwaco Merchants Association and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information please contact the Museum at 360-642-3446.


Book fair


OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Elementary is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair Dec. 12 through Dec. 19. This event helps raise funds for purchasing books for the school library. Featured will be easy readers, picture books, best sellers and more specially priced books and educational products. Hours are as follows: Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Parents, children, teachers and the community are invited to support this great book fair. If you have questions call Karen at 360-665-4815.


Kidney Smart Class


SEAVIEW — Seaview DaVita Dialysis Center is offering another Kidney Smart class at the clinic located at 101 18th Street South in Long Beach. This class, set for Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. in their conference room, is open and free to everyone. This is a great class to create an action plan to manage your health. Register at KidneySmart.org/Class or call 360-661-2947 but walk-ins will be welcomed.


An evening of conversation with Sayce


ILWACO — On Dec. 21, join Jim Sayce, historian and executive director of the Pacific County Economic Development Council, in a Salty Talks presentation, “Reading the Land: Forensic Ecology” exploring the changes in the local landscape over time. Sayce will show how to recognize the subtle clues that can help find the original or historic landscape of a site within the bones of the built environment. Sayce grew up on the Long Beach Peninsula. He has a unique understanding of the local landscape, his insights into the historical landscape are not to be missed. Salty Talk presentations are located upstairs in the Salt Hotel and Pub, located 147 Howerton Ave on the Ilwaco waterfront. The event is free to the public and starts at 6:30 p.m. Come early or stay late for those wanting to grab dinner or beverage. Seating is limited. No reservations are required.


Greek Tragedy Lessons


OCEAN PARK — Attend a free lecture/discussion about Greek tragedy and the lessons we can learn from Sophocles about PTSD and other problems facing returning wounded warriors on Saturday, January 6, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Ocean Park Timberland Library. Dr. Robert Brake invites veterans, family members, health care professionals, and concerned citizens to participate. Call 360-665-2784 or visit oobear@centurytel.net.


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 2018mgtrainees@gmail.com. Applications are also available online at www.pnwmg.org.



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