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.
LONG BEACH — Peninsula Arts Center presents the funny, clever, touching original songwriting of Judy Eron on Wednesday, Aug. 22 starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. North Beach Tavern in Long Beach sponsors this event. The Peninsula Arts Center (www.peninsulaartscenter.org) is located at 504 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach. There is a $5 minimum cover for admission. Reservations are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Bill at 360-901-0962. All admission proceeds go to the artist. Wine, beer, and other refreshments are available for purchase.
Movies in the Park continue
ILWACO —Big screen titles will be projected at Ilwaco Community Park every Wednesday in August starting at dusk. On 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 D – On Wednesday, Aug. 22, 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, and narrowly escaped being blown up! For information call 360-642-3078.
Thursday, Aug. 23
“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 recognizing alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, concealment methods and containers, and much more. Led by Instructor Officer Jermaine Gallowy, creator of “Tall Cop Says Stop.” This program was created by Officer Jermaine 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. Officer Galloway’s says, “You can’t stop what you don’t know.” 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 very 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
Free Blood Pressure Clinic
ILWACO — The Ocean Beach Hospital Auxiliary is offering free Blood Pressure checks every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the hospital lobby. If you have questions call 360-642-6301.
Mapping the Last Frontier
CAPE D - Thursday, Aug. 23, 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. 24
GHC Community Education classes
ILWACO — Grays Harbor Community Education for fall is open. The college has several personal enrichment courses being offered in a variety of subjects including: Art, Writing, Language, Computers, Photography, Gardening, Yoga, and more. All courses are offered locally at the Columbia Education Center in Ilwaco. Come explore the arts, history, languages, dance and several other topics. It’s a great way to meet new people and energize your mind. Best of all, there are no tests – only the pleasure of learning and exploring. Register for classes today at ghc.edu/ce or call 360-538-4088.
LONG BEACH — The Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market run from noon to 5 p.m., Aug. 24 at Veterans Field in Long Beach. The theme this week is “Kites.” Join others and make a free newspaper kite out of recycled materials. 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: email@example.com.
Saturday, Aug. 25
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
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
Long holding Town Hall
ILWACO — Carolyn Long, Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, will hold a Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Ilwaco Community Center, 151 1st Ave N. This gathering is open to everyone. If you have questions, call 360-936-7697.
LONG BEACH — On Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 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. 26
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.
CHINOOK — On Sunday, Aug. 26 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fishtrap Tavern there will be a fundraising event for a local resident dealing with the cancer of a family member. Friends want to raise money to help with transportation costs etc., to get to Portland and back. There will be round robin games such as three-ball pool, corn hole toss, bobbing for fish and more, with $10 entry fee, plus lots of good food. Music will be by Richard Kelly. For information call 360-244-1431.
OYSTERVILLE — The Vespers at the Oysterville Church on Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. will be lead by Pastor Greg Ikehara-Martin of Ocean Beach Presbyterian Church. Music will be provided by Tanz and Sea Strings, with Suzanne Knutzen as the organist. Tucker Wachsmuth will present the Oysterville Moment. All are welcome to this casual event.
Monday, Aug. 27
OP Food Bank Needs Volunteers
OCEAN PARK — The Ocean Park Food Bank is seeking volunteers. They need people to work in the food bank distributing food to clients. Some lifting is required. Initially this may only be as backup once or twice a month. They also need someone with a pickup truck to go to Warrenton once a month to pick up produce. Please call 360-244-3969 for details.
Tuesday, Aug. 28
OCEAN PARK — The PACK2SCHOOL event is Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Peninsula Baptist Church, 23802 Pacific Hwy 103 in Ocean Park. Volunteers are desperately needed to help with this event. To volunteer and/or receive more information contact Mike at 360-665-4614. “The Best Lunch Ever” will have grilled hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn. Outside will be the PACK2SCHOOL carnival with games and a bouncy house, and balloon creations. Sunshine and Skeezix, the clowns will be there too. PACK2SCHOOL will be providing backpacks and at-home supplies. This year organizers of the PACK2SCHOOL event are excited to have Peninsula Poverty Response sponsor their Student Resource Fair in conjunction with the PACK2SCHOOL carnival. They are planning to have hair stylists providing haircuts. They are also planning to have some personal hygiene items for the students. 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. To volunteer and/or receive more information contact Mike at 360-665-4614. You can also contact PACK2SCHOOL at email@example.com.
“Memory and the Brain”
KLIPSAN — Peace of Mind Pacific County presents a DVD on “Memory and the Brain” at a special location for its Aug. 28 monthly program, the Peninsula Senior Activities Center, 216th Lane and Pacific Highway. The video is part of the Great Courses series on the Aging Brain. Prior to the program the free community dinner will have a variety of summer salads, with dessert as the makings of banana splits, with healthy options. The meal is at 6 p.m., and the 30-minute DVD showing and discussion run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The dinner and program are open to any interested person. The mission of Peace of Mind Pacific County is to help county residents understand and advocate for brain and behavioral health, through education, events, and community partnerships. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-244-3555.
Wednesday, Aug. 29
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
Artist Gallery Talk
ILWACO — Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is hosting an Artist Gallery Talk on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. Nationally recognized watercolorist, Eric Wiegardt will guide attendees through four decades of his remarkable paintings on exhibition in Form and Fluidity: Eric Wiegardt and David Campiche. The exhibition Form and Fluidity: Eric Wiegardt and David Campiche is a retrospective of over 40 years of work by two well-known Long Beach Peninsula artists. The exhibition will be on view through October 6. A Gallery Talk with David Campiche will be scheduled for September. An Afternoon with the Artist is free and open to the public thanks to support from the Port of Ilwaco. CPHM is located at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco, WA. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free on Thursdays thanks to the Port of Ilwaco. For more information please call 360-642-3446 or visit columbiapacificheriatgemuseum.org.
ILWACO — WSU Master Gardeners of Pacific County present: “Propagation of Deciduous and Evergreen Shrubs and Trees from Stem Cuttings” on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco from 10 a.m. to 11:30 am. As fall approaches, now is the time to start thinking about plants you would like to propagate during the fall and winter in preparation for adding to your garden in the spring. Learn more about using stem cuttings to propagate deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees. At the same time, the Plant Clinic runs from 10am-12pm at the Museum. Come Ask a Master Gardener about your plant questions or problems! Bring samples if you can. For more information, contact Elena Righettini at email@example.com.
Rotary Golf Tournament
LONG BEACH — On Sept. 9 the Rotary Club of Southwest Pacific County his 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.
Boating Safely class
ILWACO — On Saturday, Sept. 15, there is an opportunity to learn critical information about boating safety for Oregon and Washington recreational boaters. The class will be held at the Ilwaco Timberland Library, at 151 1st Ave N, next to the hospital, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arrive at 8:15 a.m. to sign in. Learn the keys to staying safe while enjoying boating. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 62, offers this in-depth boating safety class. The class meets the requirements for the mandatory Oregon and Washington Boater Education Card upon successful completion. Cost is $10 and includes class manual and handouts. Topics include safe boating laws, personal watercraft requirements, navigation rules and navigating rivers, avoiding collisions and accidents, and other boating emergencies and boating tips. Information on coldwater survival is included. The class format includes videos, discussion, and free resources on boating safety. Qualified instructors teach the class in a positive, relaxed and informative classroom environment. You can also make arrangements with Auxiliarists to conduct courtesy vessel examinations. For more information, contact Elena Righettini at 360-642-0039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caregiver Support Group
OCEAN PARK — Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Starting in September, meetings will be held the third Monday of the month, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Ocean Park Timberland Library, 1308 256th Place. The next meeting is Sept. 17. For information call Dawn Morgan at 360-261-4612.
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 email@example.com.
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 change 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form and more information. Setup and doors open at 10 a.m.