Wednesday, Aug. 29
Last Movie in the Park
ILWACO — On Aug. 29, the LEGO Movie will be shown at the Ilwaco Community Park starting at dusk. This event is 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.
Website for Veterans
PACIFIC COUNTY — Pacific County has established a webpage intended to assist local veterans. This site is to help provide information that benefits veterans and family members facing financial hardship. For more information please see the Pacific County homepage at https://www.co.pacific.wa.us/veterans/index.html
End of the Stone Age
CAPE D — On Wednesday, Aug. 29, 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. 30
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 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.
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. 30, 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. 31
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. 31 at Veterans Field in Long Beach. Come see what’s new and exciting at this week’s market! 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, Sept. 1
NASELLE — Naselle Timberland Library is hosting a Family Movie Matinee from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 1 for all ages. Join others on the first Saturday of the month to watch a family movie. The popcorn will be provided, you bring a pillow to sit on. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library. For more information call 360-484-3877.
LONG BEACH — On Sept. 1 and Sept. 2, 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, Sept. 2
OYSTERVILLE — The Vespers at the Oysterville Church on Sept. 2 at 3 p.m. will be lead by lay minister Pat McKibbin. Music will be provided Doug and Joyce on ukulele and Diane Buttrell will be the organist. Charley Wachsmuth will present the Oysterville Moment. All are welcome to this casual event.
Monday, Sept. 3
PACIFIC COUNTY — The Chinook Observer, along with all city, county and state offices, as well as all branches of the Timberland libraries will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. See the Observer’s ad for revised deadlines.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
ILWACO — The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 06-02 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 Sept. 5. Membership is open to the Auxiliary, the uniformed civilian volunteer branch of the U.S Coast Guard. No former military or boating experience needed. Some of their events include providing boating education courses and vessel inspections. Members have fun learning new skills and qualifications. The Auxiliary offers a unique opportunity to make a real difference in your local community and across the country. For more information, contact Della at 360-244-7062 or via email at email@example.com.
Music from Around the World
OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Music From Around the World, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 7 for adults and teens. Two local instrumental duos come together for a collaborative, genre-melding performance. “Sea Strings” plays Irish fiddle tunes, sweet Italian melodies, and familiar old songs. “Tanz” plays South American and Finnish tangos, and Scandinavian and English waltzes. For more information call 360-665-4184.
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 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. At the same time, the Plant Clinic runs from 10 a.m. to noon 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinook Indian Nation Meeting
BAY CENTER — The Chinook Indian Nation will hold its monthly Council Meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Chinook Nation Tribal Office at 3 E. Park Street, in Bay Center. Please arrive on time! 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.
Wine Gala & Auction
SKAMOKAWA — Friends of Skamokawa’s 28th annual Cornucopia of Wines, Wine Gala and Auction will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Skamokawa Grange at 18 fairgrounds Road. This festive evening of wine tastings, live and silent auctions, and a sumptuous spread of delicious hors d’oeuvres is a fundraiser for Skamokawa’s 128-year-old historic gem, the River Life Interpretive Center-Central School-Redmen Hall. This year’s guests of honor are Andrew Emlen and Jill Hatier. Auctioneer Brian O’Conner will lead the live auction with his fun and fast-paced style. Advance tickets are available through Sept. 3 in Cathlamet at First Interstate Bank or Daisy Chain Floral, in Skamokawa at the Skamokawa General Store and the River Life Interpretive Center-Central School-Redmen Hall and will also be available at the door the night of the event. For more information please call 360-795-3007, email email@example.com or visit www.friendsofskamokawa.com.
Rotary Golf Tournament
LONG BEACH — The Rotary Club of Southwest Pacific County Peninsula will host its annual fundraising golf tournament on Sunday, Sept. 9, benefiting Christmas projects for local kids, at the Peninsula Golf Course in Long Beach. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The $50 registration fee includes luncheon at The Cove restaurant, the 18-hole scramble, and awards ceremony. The golf tournament is part of the annual campaign to raise funds for community kids through the Christmas Angels gift trees, Shop with a Cop and new this year Clothes for Kids programs. For more information on the golf tournament, go to www.beachrotary.org, or contact Don Parsons at 360-642-4587 or Tina Elm at 951-219-4019.
RAYMOND — On Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. at the historical Raymond Theatre, Sunday Afternoon Live and the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle present a free classical music concert featuring award-winning musicians on saxophone and piano. Saxophonist Soren Hamm and pianist Artem Kuznetsov will showcase their talents at the Raymond Theatre. Asta Vaicekonis will be the collaborative pianist for Hamm. Children and adults will fall in love with the romance and history embodied in classical music. If you have questions call 360-942-8368.
Bayside Singers Begin Fall Rehearsals
OCEAN PARK — Bayside Singers begin fall rehearsals on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m., at Ocean Park Lutheran Church at 241 and U streets. They meet each Tuesday until their winter concerts, scheduled Dec. 1 and Dec. 8. Bayside is always looking for a “few good men” (and women) and welcomes singers in all ranges to become a part of our organization. Ability to read and sing music is helpful. If you have an interest in performance and enjoy singing in a 30-plus choir, this is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn challenging and beautiful music. For information, call Celsa Johnson at 360-665-6530.
American Legion meetings resume
ILWACO — The Don R. Grable American Legion and Auxiliary Post and Unit #48 will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. A potluck at 6 p.m. will precede the regular meetings. On the agenda will be installation of officers and planning for the year. For information, please call Post Commander Ron Robbins at 360-931-3995 or Unit President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend, as well as community members.
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. 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 providing care to a person with memory loss. Starting in Sept., 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.
WARRENTON — Lewis and Clark National Historical Park hosts the ninth annual free South Clatsop Slough Scramble on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. This year’s theme is resilience and restoration. The start/finish line will be at the park’s Netul Landing, approximately 1½ miles south of Fort Clatsop. Free registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at Netul Landing. Participants younger than 18, must have a parent or guardian sign their registration. Come for either an approximately 5k walk/run or a roughly 10k run along the park’s trails. Both loops will take participants along the ups and downs of the South Slough Trail, into the coastal hills, and along the Lewis and Clark River. The routes cross a number of scenic boardwalks and bridges and are not accessible for most wheelchairs or strollers. Please, no pets on the course during this event. The first runners to complete each course will be awarded a prize. National Public Lands Day is an annual event to encourage everyone to visit outdoor sites such as national parks. Admission to all National Park Service sites is free Sept. 22. This Lewis & Clark Trail Run is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association. For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/lewi or find the park on Facebook at LewisandClarkNationalHistoricalPark.
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.
Fundraiser for Community Table Free Lunch Program
OCEAN PARK — The annual Spaghetti Dinner Benefit Fundraiser for Community Table will be held on Thursday, October 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center, 21603 “O” Lane in Ocean Park. A wonderful dinner with all the trimmings and desserts too numerous to mention will be served. Tickets are available at Ocean Park Lutheran Church or the Peninsula Senior Center at $8 per ticket. Tickets will also be available at the door. This important fundraiser makes it possible to provide a warm, nutritious meal to anyone who may be hungry every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ocean Park Lutheran Church. All funds received go directly for purchasing food and never to administration as volunteers generously give of their time to shop, prepare and deliver meals. Please come enjoy a wonderful dinner and in doing so help feed your neighbors. Call 665-6344 for information.
Cranberrian Fair Harvest Festival
LONG BEACH — A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry kicks off the Fall season on the Long Beach Peninsula, Oct. 13 and Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Foods, crafters, local artists, and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage during this popular fair. Collectible Cranberrian Fair buttons are $5 each and cover admission to all events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. The Cranberry Museum is free. As part of Cranberrian Fair activities, the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco will host a variety of local artists offering handmade items such as pottery, jewelry, paintings, cranberry vine baskets, baked goods, and more. Demonstrations include, the Peninsula Rug Hookers, the Peninsula Quilt Guild, Blacksmith Gary Lewis and other artists will take place throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday throughout the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. The Cranberry Trolley will run between the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum and the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday (space is limited and seating is on a first come first serve basis). A cranberry centered lunch menu will be available at the Cranberry Museum and self-guided tours of cranberry harvesting will be underway at the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation. For further information on the Long Beach Peninsula visit funbeach.com.