Wednesday, May 30
Earth from Space/Space from Home
ILWACO — Earth from Space/Space from Home will be on view at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum now through July 7. It has only been in the last 40 years that satellites have been able to answer the question “what does the earth look like from space?” During that time, satellites have given us a glimpse into what Earth looks like from outer space. Most satellite imagery is used for scientific or technical purposes, but these complex pictures can also be appreciated aesthetically. Satellites detect subtleties and variations that human eyes cannot, providing unique and beautiful views. Earth from Space is a U.S. Geological Survey and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service project. Before satellite imagery was commonplace, stargazing and sky mapping were popular hobbies for the space age. Space from Home focuses on the notebooks of local resident, Jay Hardin. Throughout his endeavors with stargazing and sky mapping, Hardin kept records in his journals including sketches, and later, capturing photographic images of the night sky. Comets, meteors, and even Sputnik was logged in his notebook. Jay’s childhood curiosity of astronomy became a life-long interest. His observations are left behind to provide us all with his view of the sky from Baker Bay. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 360-642-3446 or visit columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org.
Thursday, May 31
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.
Friday, June 1
Art Bonanza In Ilwaco
ILWACO — The First Friday Ilwaco Art Walk of the summer season is set for June 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Twenty different businesses around the Port of Ilwaco and downtown Ilwaco are geared up for an enjoyable evening of art, music, and refreshments for your entertainment. A bonanza of creative art will be available including photography by Bruce Peterson, jewelry by silversmith Luisa Mack, watercolors by Penny Treat, beach baskets by Susan Spence, watercolors by Don Nisbett, printmaking by Marie Powell, art by Rose Power, and paintings by Martha Lee, just to name a few of the many exhibiting artists. And don’t miss the tour of Ilwaco’s China Beach Resort on the shores of the Columbia River, featuring the exquisite art by potter, David Campiche. Weather permitting, he promises to have a big bonfire on the beachfront for everyone to enjoy. Pick up a map at any participating business, and you’re on your way to a fun evening.
Historical perspective of Wahkiakum County
SKAMOKAWA — Students from the fine arts program areas of the Wahkiakum School District interpret familiar and hidden treasures of residents long gone and still with us at an exhibit at the River Life Interpretive Center running from June 1 through September 28. This exhibit will host creative works including drawings, illustrations, and painted portraits in mixed media of residents with historic roots in Wahkiakum County by Wahkiakum High School art students. There will be architectural renderings of historic homes and buildings by C. Thomas Middle
School architecture students and big band and turn of the century Broadway tunes by middle and high school band members. Peruse video visits from some of our favorite county locals sharing stories from their own and families past. The contemporary work of today’s students will pay homage to county members whose family and friends, old and new, will turn up and support the historic atmosphere of the exhibit. Come and experience the history of Wahkiakum County in a way it has never been presented before . . . Welcome Home! A sunnier historical perspective of Wahkiakum County! The first opening will be Friday evening, June 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The second opening will be Saturday, June 2 from noon to 4 p.m. The interpretive center is located at 1394 W. State Route 4 in Skamokawa. Call 360-795-3307 or email email@example.com for more information.
Saturday, June 2
Anniversary of North Head Lighthouse
Cape D — Washington State Parks and Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse invite the public to help celebrate the 120th anniversary of the North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco. This year, the lighthouse will be open for guided tours. In addition to the tours, numerous family-friendly events will take place to commemorate the lighthouse’s birthday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 2, at Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco. State Parks and the Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse are pleased to announce the lighthouse is now open for guided tours for a cost of $2.50 for those 18 and older. Entrance is free for youth ages 7 to 17. Children must be at least 7 years old to tour the lighthouse tower. The lighthouse celebration will feature music; kids’ entertainment, including a clown; an open house at the lighthouse keeper’s residence; guided historical hikes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and cake and refreshments. Parking is also available at the North Head Lighthouse parking area. A Discover Pass will not be needed for vehicle access to the park that day. The Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse will be selling tickets for a chance to win a lighthouse-related prize — proceeds from which will help with renovation costs. For more information about the day’s activities, contact Stephen Wood, Parks Interpretive Specialist at 360-642-3029; Janet Easley, Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse at 360-665-5580 or Lona Niemi, also from the Keepers group at 360- 642-2502.
First Responder Safety Fair
LONG BEACH — On June 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the public is invited to the Pacific County administration facility at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach for a Safety Fair. Events include a bike rodeo, Smoky the Bear, hands-only CPR, kid’s fingerprint identification, live fire training, a fraud against seniors class at 11:30 a.m., a fraud against teens class at 1 p.m.; a “bug-out-bag” presentation at 2 p.m., elderly program assistance, drunk driving impairment goggles and much more. Numerous individuals and organizations will be on hand to provide good information to attendees. For information call 360-665-4451.
Family Movie Matinee
NASELLE — All ages are invited to the Naselle Timberland Library on the first Saturdays of each month at 1 p.m. on June 2 to watch a family movie. Bring a pillow to sit on, popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library. For details on what movie is showing call 360-484-3877.
Sunday, June 3
SEAVIEW — “Summer Salsa” is coming Sunday, June 3 to Seaview, at the newly-reopened Shelburne Hotel. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy delicious snacks, live music, a no-host bar and a silent auction of local treasures. PCIS (Pacific County Immigrant Support) is hosting the party to raise funds for families impacted by ICE arrests. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Okie’s Thriftway (Ocean Park) or at Pioneer Grocery (Raymond/South Bend). They will also be available at the door. Can’t attend but want to help our Hispanic neighbors? Call 360-214-4973 for information.
Fore! The Furrballs Golf Tournament
LONG BEACH — Help the cats and dogs at South Pacific County Humane Society and sign-up your team for some golf in the fore. The Furrballs Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 3. The golf tournament is at the Peninsula Golf Course located at 9604 Pacific Way in Long Beach. Tee time is 10:30 a.m. Fees are $40 per person and includes a 9-hole, two-person scramble, lunch by the Cove Restaurant, $10,000 Hole-In-One prize money, tournament prizes, field event prizes, door prizes and mulligans. Contact the Peninsula Golf Course to sign-up at 360-642-2828. Sponsorships are available — contact Sandy Clancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 4
Hazard sirens testing
SOUTH BEND — The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will perform testing of the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens on Monday, June 4, at noon. Monthly tests will occur at noon on the first Monday of each month. The AHAB sirens will sound the Westminster chimes for 10 seconds followed by a 15 second verbal message. The PCEMA has requested assistance from Pacific County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services volunteers in tracking the success of the test. Residents with questions or concerns may contact the PCEMA office at 360-875-9340 or 642-9340.
Tuesday, June 5
OCEAN PARK — On June 5 at 2 p.m., adults are invited to the Ocean Park Timberland Library for a discussion of the book “Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer” by John Grisham. Books are available for check out. For information call 360-665-4184.
Wednesday, June 6
Naselle Library elections
NASELLE — The Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library, officer elections, will be held at our monthly meeting, June 5 at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information call 360-484-3877.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
ILWACO —The men and women of U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Flotilla 06-02 are the uniformed civilian volunteer branch of the U.S Coast Guard. The flotilla meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the U.S. Coast Guard Cape Disappointment Station mess deck. The next meeting is June 6. Events include providing boating education courses and vessel inspections. The Auxiliary offers a unique opportunity to make a real difference in your local community and across the country. No former military or boating experience needed. For more information, contact Della at 360-244-7062 or via email at email@example.com.
Waikiki Beach Concert
CAPE D — There will be a concert at Waikiki beach set for 7 p.m., June 8 at Cape Disappointment State Park. Wamba will perform. Musicians from the United States and Ghana, West Africa will improvise traditional African music, jazz, funk calypso, reggae and more. 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.
Kindergarten Summer Boost Program
PENINSULA — Long Beach and Ocean Park Elementary Schools are hosting a Kindergarten Summer Boost program for students who will be attending kindergarten during the 2018-19 school year. The one-week program is from July 30 to August 3, with breakfast at 9 a.m. and the program from 9:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students must be 5 years old before September 1 and attend the summer program where they will be attending school in the new school year. There is busing available for students without transportation. Contact Jean Fisher at Jean.Fisher@oceanbeachschools.org if you have any questions.
Golfers, Save the Date!
SURFSIDE — The Surfside Homeowners annual ‘Scramble’ 18-hole golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday June 9, at Surfside Golf Course. Net proceeds will fund Scholarships for Ilwaco High School seniors. Entry forms are available at the golf course, Surfside Office or www.surfsideonline.org. For sponsorships, donations or information contact Kirby Smith or Laura Frazier at 360-665-4171.
WARRENTON — The Military Officers Association of America, Lower Columbia River Chapter will hold a quarterly meeting and dinner Sunday, June 10 at 5 p.m. at Dooger’s Restaurant in Warrenton, 103 Highway 101. A special guest will be in attendance to discuss Oregon elections. All U.S. Military officers and former officers; active duty, reserve, retired, or Warrant Officers are invited as well as USPHS and NOAA officers. For further information please contact Captain R. Stevens, U.S. Coast Guard (ret) at 503-861-9832.
RAYMOND — The next meeting of the Teen Advocacy Coalition (TAC) will be held on Monday, June 11 at 3:15 p.m. at the Raymond High School Library. All people, of all ages, are welcome to attend regardless of membership status. To find the meeting room, enter through the front doors of the high school and proceed straight ahead through the glass doors. Agenda packets will be provided at the meeting. If you have questions Tania Remmers at 360-942-2303, ext. 305.
Chinook Indian Nation Meeting
SOUTH BEND — The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding its Annual General Meeting on June 16, at the South Bend High School Cafeteria. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the meeting at 11 a.m. 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.
Flag Day/Disposal of Unserviceable Flags
LONG BEACH — At 2 p.m. on Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14, at Veterans Field in Long Beach, members of the American Legion Post #48, the Elks Lodge (B.P.O.E. 1937), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will observe Flag Day. There will be a short program honoring the flag and American Legion members and a Coast Guard Honor Guard will perform the Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags. Any members of the public who have worn and faded flags that should be retired with respect may bring their flags to the Ceremony or take them to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, any Fire Station or to the Long Beach City Hall. The flags will be picked up on Monday, June 12, in preparation for the ceremony. The public is invited to the Ceremony, which will be followed by cookies and coffee or juice at the Elk’s Lodge. If you have questions, please call Post Commander Teresa Bryan at 360-942-2041, or Auxiliary President Marlene Quillin at 503-338-8882.
Beach to Chowder Walk/Run
LONG BEACH — Spend Saturday, June 16 at the beach walking or running a 5k or run a 10K on hard-packed beach sand with ocean waves breaking just a few yards away. Work up an appetite with the race of your choice, then get ready to taste clam chowder. Day of race registration and packet pickup is from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.; 9:15 a.m. the 10K start; 9:30 a.m. the 5K starts. At 10:30 a.m. the music starts at Veterans Field. Door prizes will be awarded at 11:15 a.m. at Veterans Field. Then at 11:30 a.m. timing for awards stops (finisher medals will be available until noon). The awards presentations will begin at 11:45 a.m. All registered participants will receive a free ticket to the chowder lunch in their packets and complimentary AquaFina water or cran-juices, courtesy of Ocean Spray and Harbor Pacific Bottling Co., at the finish line. Extra chowder is also available for $5. Entry fees from May 31 are: 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run with shirt $35; 10K Run and 5K Run no shirt $20. From June 1 until race date, registration fees are 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run w/shirt $45 and 10K Run and 5K Run no shirt $25. Race shirts are only guaranteed if you are registered prior to June 3. Online registration closes June 12 at midnight. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-592-9061.
Safely Crossing the Columbia and Tillamook Bars
ILWACO — Are you ready and prepared to cross the Columbia Bar during this fishing season? It is known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific” for good reasons. On Saturday, June 16, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach two classes at the Port of Ilwaco, 165 Howerton Ave (2nd floor street side). Come to the class from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30am or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to learn the skills and knowledge to boat more safely when crossing the Columbia and Tillamook bars. Bring your questions and leave more informed. The $10 fee includes class materials and list of references. Register with Elena Righettini at email@example.com or call 360-642-0039.
Bay Center Volunteer Fire Department Benefit
BAY CENTER — The Bay Center Women’s Club and the Bay Center Association are hosting the first annual Bay Center Fire Department brunch/breakfast to help raise funds for the Bay Center Fire Department. The event will be June 16 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Bay Center Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Harrison Road off the Bay Center Road in Bay Center. They will serve sausage and gravy over biscuits, pancakes and bacon and fruit cups, plus coffee and orange juice. The cost is $5 a plate or $18 for families of four to six. All profits will go to fire department. If you have questions call Rheta at 360-875-0150.
OYSTERVILLE — The Vespers season at the Oysterville Church opens on June 17 at 3 p.m. Pastor Mary Evelyn Long from Ocean Park Methodist Church will lead services. Music will be provided by Casey Killingsworth and Family, with Sandra Nielson the organist. Sydney Stevens will present the Oysterville moment. All are welcome to this casual event.
Joint Pacific County Housing Authority meeting
LONG BEACH — The Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington meets from 10 a.m. to noon on June 21 at Long Beach City Hall, located at 115 Bolstad Avenue, in Long Beach. This is the group that administers affordable housing in Pacific County. Anyone from the public is welcome to attend. If you have questions please call 360-423-0140 ext. 20.
Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival
RAYMOND — John Fogerty could have been writing about the Washington Coast when he wrote, “Who’ll Stop the Rain.” Vocalist Randy Linder brings his “Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) to the Raymond Theatre on July 8 at 2 p.m., courtesy of Sunday Afternoon Live. Linder and his band have entertained audiences from California to New York with the beloved hits that came from CCR between the years of 1968 and 1972 and a few of John Fogerty’s solo hits. Tickets for this special concert are $20 in advance or $25 on day of performance. Tickets are available by mail at Sunday Afternoon Live, P.O. Box 1401, South Bend WA 98586; please include a self-addressed stamped envelope, or call 360-875-5157; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or use PayPal at www.sundayafternoonlive.org.
Fair’s Sewing features home décor pillows
MENLO — Each year, the Willapa Harbor Quilters choose a contest theme for the Pacific County Fair’s Sewing Building, and in 2018 the contest will feature decorative pillows. Visitors to the building select the top three entries by popular vote, and winners receive prizes from the quilt guild. The competition is open to anyone. You do not have to be a member of a quilt guild to enter. The first rule for entries is that the pillows must be sewn. Also, entries must be stuffed or over a pillow form and must be no larger than 16 inches by 16 inches; pillows could be round or rectangular, as long as the largest edge doesn’t exceed 16 inches. Embellishments are not only allowed, they are encouraged. Finished items — one entry per person — can be entered in the contest on Sunday, Aug. 19, when all entries for the Sewing Building are accepted at the fairgrounds. The 2018 fair runs Aug. 22-25 in Menlo. This year’s fair theme is “Coming Home.” For more information about the competition or the Willapa Harbor Quilters, contact the guild president, Becky Coburn, at 360-934-5567.
Wings Over Willapa Festival
PENINSULA — The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a birding, art and nature festival on the Long Beach Peninsula on Saturday, Sept. 29. Details will be forthcoming. Please check out the website: friendsofwillaparefuge.org/wings-over-willapa/ and the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Facebook page for news on festival events, preregistration, sponsorship, volunteer opportunities and more. Questions? Interested in getting involved? Contact us at email@example.com.