Wednesday, Aug. 15
Movies in the Park continue
ILWACO — WellSpring Community Network, sponsored by the SW Peninsula Rotary Club, is hosting the Movies in the Park series. Big screen titles will be projected at Ilwaco Community Park every Wednesday in August starting at dusk. On Aug. 15 come watch Sherlock Gnomes; Aug. 22 come see A Wrinkle in Time and on Aug. 29, The LEGO Movie. These events are open to the public and admission is by cash donation. Concessions will also be available with movie snacks and beverages. Many thanks to Rotary for their generous donation for movie licenses, allowing us to screen new titles. Additionally, these events would not be possible without the support of Ilwaco Parks & Recreation and the City of Ilwaco. WellSpring Community Network is a local coalition who supports community wellness in South Pacific County through active collaborations. For more information on how to get involved, visit www.wellspringpacific.org.
End of the Stone Age
CAPE Disappointment – On Wednesday, Aug. 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m., come to the Benson beach amphitheater for the program, “The End of the Stone Age.” Hear the tale of George Ramsay, who witnessed the end of the Stone Age, met Lewis & Clark, helped the founders of Astoria, while narrowly escaping being blown up. For information call 360-642-3078.
Thursday, Aug. 16
CAPE Disappointment – On Thursday, Aug. 16, 2 p.m. there will be a flint knapping demonstration and guided hike. Meet at Benson Beach Amphitheater for an easy one-hour hike. For information call 360-642-3078.
Mapping the Last Frontier
CAPE Disappointment — Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m., the program at Cape Disappointment’s Benson Beach amphitheater is “Mapping the Last Frontier.” Discover how the coast of the Pacific Northwest was explored and the men who shaped the world’s view of the West. For information call 360-642-3078.
Friday, Aug. 17
CAPE Disappointment – “Jetties: Shaping the River” is the topic on Friday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. There will be a one-hour, guide hike to the Waikiki Beach Amphitheater. For information call 360-642-3078.
LONG BEACH — The Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market runs from noon to 5 p.m., Aug. 17 at Veterans Field in Long Beach. The theme this week is “Dirt Don’t Hurt!” Soil expert Jim Karnofski from Biochar Farms will let you get your hands dirty learning about good dirt. 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, Aug. 18
Parking Lot Picnic
LONG BEACH — On Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., His Supper Table Thrift Store, located at 911 Pacific Way in Long Beach is holding a picnic to show appreciation for those who have supported HST over the years. HST is celebrating 20 years of service to the Peninsula. Come meet the board of directors, and see what the future plans are for this wonderful organization. Enjoy some good food and good fun while learning more about His Supper Table. For information call 360-642-2884.
Arts & Flea Market
BAY CENTER — On Saturday, Aug. 18 starting at 9 a.m. and running all day, come to the Bay Center Arts and Flea Market, at 228 Bay Center Road, just one mile west of Highway 101. It is well worth the trip. You will find local and regional folks selling their arts, crafts, baked goods, popcorn, farm eggs, furniture, household items, clothing and more. Some featured items include custom knives, handcrafted birdhouses, creative greeting cards and much more. For more information or to reserve a vendor space, call 503-913-1625 or email email@example.com. Everyone is invited to participate or visit and shop.
Ilwaco High School Alumni Picnic
ILWACO — Ilwaco High School is having their alumni picnic on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the IHS football field. The IHS Sports Booster will have their concession trailer at the picnic. Hamburgers, hot dogs, clam chowder, soft drinks and coffee will be available for purchase. Alumni and community are welcome to attend. The event is free to all. A donation jar will be available to cover the cost of mailing postcards and the hosting of the event. If you have any questions please contact Mary Ann Aase Lee (Class of ‘79) at 360-450-8680.
Jazz And Oysters
OCEAN PARK — Jazz and Oysters, in its 33rd year of offering great jazz to the Long Beach Peninsula, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18. Its new venue is the Port of Peninsula at Nahcotta, offering a great view of the bay and the working port. The daylong event will feature three great bands, as well as oysters grilled to perfection, an array of additional tasty foods, and a variety of beverages including beer and wine. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the Ilwaco High School Jazz Band kicking off the musical feast at noon; at 1 p.m. the R.J. Marx Quartet will perform; at 3 p.m. hear Eugenie Jones and then at 5 p.m. it’s time for the 45th Street Brass. Tickets are available online and at the event. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for ages 6-18, and kids under 6 get it free. Bring chairs or a blanket, the kids, dogs (on leashes) and enjoy a wonderful day of music and food! No outside food or beverages, please. For tickets, go to watermusicfestival.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate. As always, a portion of all Water Music Society sponsored events goes to support our local school music programs.
Guns of Fort Canby
CAPE D – Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Benson Beach amphitheater, come hear about “Guns of Fort Canby,” a glimpse at Fort Canby’s guns from the Civil War to World War II. For information call 360-642-3078.
LONG BEACH — On Aug. 17 and Aug. 18 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
Sunday, Aug. 19
OYSTERVILLE — The Vespers at the Oysterville Church on Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. will be led by Pastor Don Mower from Family Worship Center in Ocean Park. Music will be provided by the group Lyrica, with John Balmer as the organist. Susan Holway will present the Oysterville Moment. All are welcome to this casual event.
Monday, Aug. 20
International Kite Festival
LONG BEACH — The Washington State International Kite Festival (WSIKF) is a week-long kite celebration and competition held annually. This year’s event is Aug. 20 through Aug. 26 at the Bolstad beach approach. Starting on Monday and ending on Sunday this extravaganza boasts skies ablaze with color, high-flying action and choreographed movement. Washington’s Kite Festival draws famous kite fliers from all around the world, and tens of thousands awed spectators, many of whom participate in the fun with their own kite flying adventures. Each day provides a fun theme such as kite trains, arches and sport kite stacks, pun fun, rokkaku battles and lots more. For more information, go to http://kitefestival.com/kite-festival-program/ or call 360-642-4020.
Tuesday, Aug. 21
OCEAN PARK — National Senior Citizen’s Day is Aug. 21. It is a day to recognize the positive contributions that senior citizens make in communities all across the country. The Peninsula Senior Activity Center was specifically formed to provide programs and activities for seniors. PSAC, located at 21603 “O” Place in Ocean Park, invites the community to attend their open house that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’ll be volunteers on hand to explain some of the events offered at PSAC and to answer any questions. Plus there will be representatives from various local organizations in attendance to talk about available services. Drop by the Peninsula Senior Activity Center and have some fun with friends and help celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day! Call 360-665-3999 for more information.
Wednesday, Aug. 22
Pacific County Fair
MENLO —The 2018 fair runs Aug. 22 to Aug. 25 in Menlo. This year’s fair theme is “Coming Home.” The Pacific County Fair is located six miles east of Raymond on State Route 6 in Menlo, across from Willapa Valley Junior/ Senior High School. Admissions are as follows: Buttons (4-day, sold at gate): $12; Adults (Daily): $5; Children (ages 6-12): $3; Seniors (60+): $3; Preschool: Free. Friday, Aug. 25 is Senior and Military Day, with admission free for seniors (60-plus), military or nursing home residents. Saturday Aug. 26 is Kids’ Day, with children under 12 years old admitted free. Paradise Amusements is the carnival vendor. For more information about the competition or the Willapa Harbor Quilters, contact the guild president, Becky Coburn, at 360-934-5567.
Parpala Road closed
NASELLE — Pacific County Department of Public Works will close Parpala Road from MP 6.17 to MP 6.42 for a slide repair now until Friday, Aug. 31. The road will be closed to all thru traffic. Patience in the construction area is appreciated. Call 360-875-9368 with questions
“High in Plain Sight”
RAYMOND — On Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Raymond Theater, 323 3rd Street in Raymond, a workshop entitled “High in Plain Sight: Substance Use Prevention Training” will be offered. Specifically geared for law enforcement, probation officers, school administration, educators, counselors and more, this training recognizes alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, concealment methods and containers, and much more. Led by Instructor Officer Jermaine Galloway, creator of “Tall Cop Says Stop,” this program was created by Officer Galloway, an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1997. Regarded as one of America’s top experts in various drug and alcohol trends, he has specialized in underage drinking and drug enforcement for more than 15 years. For each person to help prevent youth and adult substance abuse, you must know what is going on in your community. These new trends are popular and it is important for all who are involved in prevention, education, treatment or enforcement to understand these sweeping changes in the drug culture. Please register for this free training at tallcopsaysstopraymond.eventbrite.com
SBHS Class Reunion
RAYMOND — The SBHS Class of 1951 will be having a no host lunch and reunion at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Sheila’s Kountry Kitchen at 3rd and Duryea in Raymond. For contact information please call Doris Hicks Busse at 360-484-3480 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waikiki Beach Concert
CAPE D — This next Waikiki beach concert will be at 7 p.m., Aug. 25 at Cape Disappointment State Park and features Moe Bowstern, an original Astoria Fisher Poet who will weave a visual theatre through music and stories central to the commercial fishing industry. 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 360-642-3029.
State Parks Free day is Aug. 25
OLYMPIA — To celebrate the National Park System’s 102nd birthday, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Saturday, Aug. 25. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks by vehicle. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the free day by visiting a park they’ve never been to before or by trying a new activity at a favorite park. The Discover Pass legislation directed State Parks to designate up to 12 free days when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on WDFW and DNR lands. In our area, those parks include Leadbetter Point, Pacific Pines, Cape Disappointment, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Fort Columbia, Grayland Beach, but there are more. To find a Washington state park, visit: http://parks.state.wa.us/281/Parks
Julie Brown Memorial Golf Tournament
LONG BEACH — On Sunday, Aug. 26 the Julie Brown Memorial Foundation will hold a fundraiser Golf Tournament at Peninsula Golf Course, 9604 Pacific Way. There is a 9 a.m. registration period, and a 10 a.m. shotgun start. This is a four-person scramble, with prizes for first and second place, closest to the pin and longest drive. Golf and lunch per person is $75. Join others in a mission to raise funds to support mental health, education, support, suicide prevention, stigma reduction and scholarships for local students. Registration deadline is Aug. 18. For more information contact Craig Brown at 503-779-4981 or Lorraine Brown at 503-779-9676.
Lunch & Silent Auction Fundraiser
LONG BEACH — On Aug. 26, beginning at 1 p.m., a luncheon and silent auction will be held at the Peninsula Golf Course at 9604 Pacific Way in Long Beach. The event will feature the live band, “The Hit Machine.” Register by Aug. for this event. The lunch is $25 per person, and proceeds benefit the Julie Brown Foundation. Mail a check to the Ocean Beach Education Foundation at P.O. Box 130, Long Beach, WA 98631.
Student Resource Fair
OCEAN PARK — On Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Peninsula Baptist Church, located at 23802 Pacific Hwy 103 in Ocean Park, there will be a Student Resource Fair and carnival. Peninsula Poverty Response is sponsoring this fun event. The following organizations will be on hand to provide information: Head Start, Timberland Library, Boys and Girls Club, Big Brother-Big Sister and the Fire Department. “The Best Lunch Ever” will have grilled hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn. The carnival will have games, a bouncy house, and balloon creations plus Sunshine and Skeezix the clowns will be there too! Volunteers are needed. To volunteer and/or receive more information contact Mike at 360-665-4614 or contact Dee Snider at email@example.com.
Rotary Golf Tournament
LONG BEACH — On Sept. 9 the Rotary Club of Southwest Pacific County is holding a golf tournament benefiting their Christmas projects for local kids starting at 10 a.m. at Peninsula Golf Course, located at 9604 Pacific Way in Long Beach. These local projects include: Christmas angels gift trees, Shop with a Cop, clothing for teens and more. The cost is $50, which includes the green fees and lunch. This is a two-person, 18-hole scramble, with mulligans and prizes and much more. If you have questions call 360-214-4857.
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 Sept. 28 through Sept. 30. Details will be forthcoming. Please check out the website: wingsoverwillapa.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books at the Beach
LONG BEACH — Calling all authors and book lovers. Join “Books at Long Beach,” Pacific Northwest Author Showcase and Book Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 110 Pacific Avenue N, Long Beach. There are more than 50 authors signed up so this is a chance to meet and talk with a favorite author. Pacific Northwest authors can highlight their books and mingle with book lovers from around the Peninsula. If you are an author and want a space, please email email@example.com for a registration form and more information. Setup and doors open at 10 a.m.