Wednesday, June 13
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. 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. 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 please call 360-642-3446 or visit columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org.
Thursday, June 14
Flag Day/Disposal of Unserviceable Flags
LONG BEACH — At 2 p.m. on Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14, at Veterans Field behind the police department 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. If you have questions, please call Post Commander Teresa Bryan at 360-942-2041, or Auxiliary President Marlene Quillin at 503-338-8882.
Village Club Meeting
OCEAN PARK — On June 14 beginning at 6 p.m. a Village Club meeting will be held. Residents of the north end of the peninsula: Ocean Park, Klipsan Beach, Nahcotta, Surfside, Oysterville and areas between are invited to attend this June 14, meeting in the Ocean Park Fire Hall, 26110 Ridge Avenue. On the agenda: DCD Code Enforcement Officer Tammy Engel and Chief Deputy Prosecutor Eric Weston, will discuss changes in the new nuisance ordinance and how those changes will benefit code enforcement efforts. Clint Carter will speak about the Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival coming Sept. 14 and 15 and Diana Thompson will speak about the August 18 Jazz & Oysters Concert, both events held at the Port of Peninsula in Nahcotta and both offering volunteer opportunities. The business meeting will include results gained from letters to the County, final plans for the Garlic Festival booth, plans for the July 12 gathering, updates on Community Watch/Neighborhood Watch program, goals for the second half of the year and open positions on the board. For more information email email@example.com, write to P.O. Box 162, Ocean Park, WA 98640, or visit their Facebook page OP Village Club. 2018 membership is open. The cost is $5 for individuals; family or business membership is $10. The meeting is open to the public but only members have a vote.
Friday, June 15
RAYMOND — Raymond Timberland Library presents Family Movie, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 15 for children. Enjoy a movie with popcorn! This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. For more information call 360-942-2408.
LONG BEACH — The Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market run from noon to 5 p.m., June 15 at Veterans Field in Long Beach. Enjoy live music by Barney Perrine. Meet the vendors. Come see what’s new and exciting at this week’s market! Stock up on all your fresh local grilling ingredients! Find local spring produce and a variety of other local products ready to tantalize your taste buds. Lots of organic options. Something new every week. For More Information call 360-244-3921 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 16
OCEAN PARK — The 37th Northwest Garlic Festival is June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port of Peninsula in Nahcotta. Attendees will find regional food, live music, plants and much more. There will also be live entertainment as follows: North Coast Blues from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday; country artist Britnee Kellogg from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; the Ilwaco High School Jazz Band on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon and then Seymour Baker Band on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
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. Online registration closes June 12 at midnight. For information, contact email@example.com 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 a class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ilwaco Timberland Library, 151 1st Ave. N., Ilwaco. Sign up for this class and learn ways to boat more safely and understand some of the challenges in navigating these ocean bars. Bring your questions and leave more informed! The $10 cost includes class materials and useful websites. Pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Comedian Rutledge performs in Raymond
RAYMOND — Pacific County-born comedian Gabriel Rutledge will perform at the Raymond Theatre on June 16. The Pacific County native now lives in Olympia and travels all over the U.S. and Canada spreading humor and laughter. On June 16, he will appear at the Raymond Theatre with his fresh take on life in general. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $20 by pre-purchase or $25 at the event. Tickets in advance are available at Raymond Pharmacy, South Bend Pharmacy, Pitchwood Alehouse and www.brownpapertickets.com. The event includes a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. and an opening act by comedian Chase Mayers. Friends of Raymond Theatre and the L.V. & Stella Raymond Foundation are sponsoring the show.
LONG BEACH — On June 16 and June 17, there is lots going on in downtown Long Beach. On Saturday and Sunday enjoy live music at the Gazebo Park between noon and 5 p.m. plus cheek art in the pavilion by the Long Beach Police Station from noon to 5 p.m. And at 2 p.m. at the Gazebo Park a sidewalk chalk art contest will be held, so come show your artistic side. For more information, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerFestLongBeach
ILWACO — Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Container Gardening Workshop with Master Gardeners, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., June 16 for all ages. Discover the advantages of growing plants and vegetables in containers, and how to maximize your container conditions to help plants thrive with just a little planning and some care. Learn about suitable containers and how to address common problems. Make your own self-watering garden container from a water bottle! For more information call 360-642-3908.
A Night of Blues
ILWACO — On June 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. come enjoy “A Night of Blues,” a fundraiser for Dave Williamson. Music will be provided by North Coast Blues. Plus there will be a spaghetti dinner and silent auction, all at the River City Playhouse at 127 Lake Street in Ilwaco. Beer and wine will be available. There is a suggested $10 donation; or $5 donation for the show and auction. Tickets are information are available at 360-244-5823 or email@example.com.
Sunday, June 17
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.
A Course in Miracles
OCEAN PARK — A Course in Miracles study group meets on Sundays from 3 p.m. to 5pm at the Ocean Park Library community room. All meetings are open to the public and free of charge. A Course in Miracles is a universal spiritual practice, Christian in thought, and dealing with universal themes and experience. It is not a religion nor affiliated with any church/temple/denomination. The Course will address existential questions such as what am I?, where did I come from?, why am I here?, what is my purpose here?, as well as the practice of undoing fear and guilt, attainment of inner peace, healing of sickness and of relationships, forgiveness and compassion, prayer/meditation and enlightenment. A Course in Miracles books will be available for use and for purchase at the meetings. For more information, please contact Kenny Tam at 206-979-7714 cell.
Monday, June 18
Friends of Chinook School
CHINOOK — The Friends of Chinook School are holding their annual meeting beginning at 7 p.m., June 18 at the Chinook School Community Building. All with an interest are welcome. For information call 360-777-8211.
Tuesday, June 19
RAYMOND — From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 19, Raymond Timberland Library will host a Container Gardening Workshop with Master Gardeners, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., June 19 for all ages. Discover the advantages of growing plants and vegetables in containers, and how to maximize your container conditions to help plants thrive with just a little planning and some care. Learn about suitable containers and how to address common problems. Make your own self-watering garden container from a water bottle! For more information call 360-642-3908.
ILWACO — The second All-Comers Track Meet is set for June 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ilwaco High School track at Black Lake. Events include the long jump, shot put, discus, softball toss, 100m, 200m, 400m, mile run and 2x200 family event. All ages, from development (under 1 year old) to senior (45 and over) are invited to compete against others in their age bracket. Lots of fun for everyone. Call 642-1244 for information.
Wednesday, June 20
RAYMOND — On June 20 as part of their Summer Library Program, Raymond Timberland Library will host a WonderWorks: Art workshop for children. Explore activities that develop science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. For more information call 360-942-2408.
RAYMOND — Raymond Timberland Library presents Creature Teachers, from 11 a.m. to noon, June 21 for all ages. Creature Teachers brings an assortment of exotic animals to educate people on the wonders of nature, and spark a passion for wildlife. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. For more information call 360-942-2408.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
ILWACO — Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR — sometimes it is you. Come to a class on June 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grays Harbor College, 208 Advent Avenue SE in Ilwaco and learn how you can save a life. The class is free, and is facilitated by Lyndsey Owen and Gracie Manlow. Anyone 18 years or older can take the class but it is recommended for those who have regular contact with young people, such as teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leadeers and other caring citizens. Register at ymhfailwaco.eventbrite.com or call 360-642-9433. This class is offered at no cost through the generous support of Providence St. Joseph Health.
PPR Golf Tournament
LONG BEACH — The first Peninsula Poverty Response Golf Tournament is set for June 24 beginning at 2 p.m. at Peninsula Golf Course, 9604 Pacific Way in Long Beach. Entry is $40 per person and includes nine holes of golf and a meal catered by The Cove Restaurant. To sign up visit www.eventbrite.com or stop by Peninsula Golf Course. Call 360-783-2688 for information.
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.
ILWACO & SOUTH BEND — Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Jeff Evans Magic Show, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., June 21 for all ages and at South Bend Timberland Library, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., June 22 for all ages. Every book is a magic book when you read it! Jeff Evans’ magic show celebrates the fun things that happen when you open a book. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. For more information call 360-642-3908 or 360-875-5532.
Plant Based Diet
KLIPSAN — There will be a lecture on a Plant Based Diet beginning at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Pam Fox returns to share the power of food! Learn how plant-based nutrition promotes healing of the digestive tract, and how Pam reversed her hiatal hernia naturally and made GERD a thing of the past! This class is free and no registration required, however, there is a suggested $1 donation to the Senior Center. For information call 360-244-5704
Cancer Support Group
ILWACO — From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 27 all are welcome to come to the Cancer Support Group at Ocean Beach Hospital at 174 First Avenue. The topic is cancer and nutrition. Please call Amber at 360-642-6327 for more information.
Oysterville Artisan Fair
OYSTERVILLE — On June 30 through July 2, the Oysterville Artisan Fair will be held at the Oysterville Schoolhouse. Local artists and crafters will be selling their creations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus enjoy music, face painting and lots more. This popular sale will be a great way to begin the holiday weekend. Interested artists should contact Bay Avenue Gallery for more information at 360-665-5200.
Water Music Festival
PENINSULA — Tickets are now on sale for Water Music Society’s 2018 season which includes Music in the Gardens, Jazz & Oysters, Water Music Festival and the Christmas Concert. All tickets are available online at watermusicfestival.com. Water Music Society’s season includes the Young Artists program, featuring young local musicians at the beginning of each event as one of its ways of supporting music in the local schools. The Society also contributes a portion of its proceeds to educational opportunities for music students. This year, the Society assisted with funding for the local high school bands and choirs to attend workshops and adjudicated competitions at Disney World. The Society also just recently brought to the Peninsula the renowned Obo Addy Legacy Project. More than 650 students were served at Naselle schools, Long Beach Elementary, and Ocean Park Elementary. The artists educated the students in the history of the customs, dance, dress, and drums.
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.
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.
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.