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. Membership is open to the Auxiliary, the uniformed civilian volunteer branch of the U.S Coast Guard. No 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
End of the Stone Age
CAPE D – On Wednesday, Sept. 5, 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, Sept. 6
Artist Gallery Talk
ILWACO — Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is hosting an exhibition in Form and Fluidity by Eric Wiegardt and David Campiche. The exhibition is a retrospective of over 40 years of work by two well-known Long Beach Peninsula artists and will be on view through October 6. 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, Sept. 6, 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, Sept. 7
ILWACO — On Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, going a little slower is the theme of the yearly slow drag at the Port of Ilwaco. Practice runs begin at 3:30 p.m., races start at 5 p.m. Bring your own chair if you wish and set up along Howerton Way. Sponsored by the Port of Ilwaco and the Ilwaco Merchants Association, there will be a full roster of vehicles competing to see who can coast the farthest on Howerton Way. This is a fun, free event to come watch. For information call 360-642-3143.
Music from Around the World
OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Music From Around the World, from 2 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.
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.
ILWACO — Ilwaco Timberland Library is hosting Tech Tutoring, from 3 to 4 p.m., Sept. 7 for adults. Bring your technology questions for a one-on-one help session with a volunteer Teen Tech Tutor. Use library computers or your own devices to get an email address, browse the internet, download books, and more. For more information call 360-642-3908.
LONG BEACH — The Columbia-Pacific Farmers Market run from noon to 5 p.m., Sept. 7 at Veterans Field in Long Beach. Join environmental educator Martha Williams and learn how to easily reduce your carbon footprint. Live music by Barney Perrine. Come see what’s new and exciting at this week’s market! Lots of organic options. Something new every week. For more information call 360-244-3921 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Saturday, Sept. 8
OCEAN PARK — The Rod Run to the End of the World is set for Sept. 8 and 9 at Wilson Field east of Ocean Park. The Rod Run features cars 1985 or older, food, music from the 1950s and 1960s and a swap meet. There will be prize drawings and competition for the hundreds of prizes offered by local merchants. The Rod Run is a family favorite and is noted for its emphasis on safety, entertainment, community spirit and plenty of activities for everyone. The spectator gate opens at 8 a.m. both days. A DJ will be playing your favorite songs both days while you shop vendors or participate in other activities. Remember, Saturday is the cruise. No pets are allowed on the grounds. There will be bins for canned food donations around the field. For further information call 665-3565 or check their website at www.beachbarons.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chinook Indian Nation Meeting
BAY CENTER — The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding its monthly Council Meeting at 11 a.m., on 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 Rd. 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.
Voter Registration Drive
ILWACO — Each Saturday through September, a Community Voter Registration Drive is ongoing at the Saturday Market in Ilwaco from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the waterfront in front of the Marie Powell Gallery. If you have questions call Gwen Brake at 360-665-2784.
Sunday, Sept. 9
Rotary Golf Tournament
LONG BEACH – The Rotary Club of Southwest Pacific County Peninsula will host a 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 lunch at The Cove restaurant, the 18-hole scramble, and awards ceremony at noon. Organized by the Rotary Club of Southwest Pacific County Peninsula, 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.
A Course in Miracles
OCEAN PARK — A Course in Miracles study group meets on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Ocean Park Library. 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.
RAYMOND — On Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. at the historical Raymond Theatre as 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. If you have questions call 360-942-8368.
Recovery Sunday Afternoon
PACIFIC COUNTY — September is National Recovery Month. From its start in January 2017, Peace of Mind Pacific County has worked to support everyone who is seeking recovery, whether from a mental health condition, trauma, or addiction. At the end of the Rod Run weekend, Sunday, Sept. 9, noon to 3 p.m., POMPC is offering flowers, stress balls and ribbons in support of mental wellness and recovery. Locations are Okie’s Thriftway Market and Adelaide’s in Ocean Park and in front of the Gazebo in Long Beach. Donations for the flowers and stress balls are welcome. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Monday, Sept. 10
Teen Advocacy Coalition meeting
RAYMOND — The next meeting of the Teen Advocacy Coalition is Sept. 10 at 3:15 p.m. at the Raymond High School Library. Everyone is welcome. Agenda packets will be available at the meeting. The agenda includes substance use prevention committee report, capacity building report, youth arm report, end of year five report and more. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
Bayside Singers Begin Fall Rehearsals
OCEAN PARK — Bayside Singers will 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 thirty-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.
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. 12
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
Mothers of Preschoolers
RAYMOND — MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will start its second year on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Raymond First Baptist Church, 913 Duryea Street. All moms with children from 0 to 5 years old are welcome to attend. This year’s theme is “Find Your Fire.” While moms attend their meeting, all MOPS kids are supervised by the MOPS grandmas and grandpas at the church. MOPS meets twice a month every second and fourth Wednesday. All moms of preschoolers and kids are encouraged to attend. For information call 206-208-3313.
Peninsula R&B Festival
NAHCOTTA — The 2018 Peninsula R&B Festival is set for 5:30 to 10 p.m., Sept. 14 and from 2 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Port of Peninsula in Nahcotta. Performers include the Rose City Kings, Norman Sylvester Band, The Strange Tones, Billy D and the Hoodoos, Bottleneck Blues Band, North Coast Blues, the Ilwaco High School Jazz Band and the Joanne Broh Band. Food, art and Farmers Market vendors will be onsite as well as Pours For Paws, the local humane society’s beer and wine booth. For ticket and general information go to peninsulabluesfest.com or Peninsula R&B Festival on Facebook for details. Tickets for Friday are $20; tickets for Saturday are $25; or Combo Ticket is $40. For information call Clint Carter at 360-244-5823 or email ClintCarterBlues@yahoo.com. Tickets are through Tickettomato.com.
LONG BEACH — Jeep rally in Long Beach from Sept. 14 through Sept. 16. Beginning on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Bolstad entrance in Long Beach, Jeep owners are invited around sunset on Friday evening for a sunset drive on the beach and a beach bonfire to meet and greet and get to know your extended Jeep family. Saturday morning at 8 a.m. there is Operation Shore Patrol litter clean up hosted by the Longview Trail Breakers and PNW4WDA. Afterward, gather at the Seaview entrance for a beach drive down to Beards Hollow for pictures and to explore the breakers and the cove. Saturday night there will be another bonfire to share stories and relax. Sunday there will be a World record attempt (possibly officiated by Guinness book) for the most Jeeps driven on a continuous beach for the longest distance. Sunday the city of Long Beach will film via drone of all our rigs spelling out JEEP LONG BEACH with Jeeps as letters. If you have questions contact the city of Long Beach at 360-642-4421.
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 email@example.com.
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.
ILWACO — Grays Harbor College in Ilwaco is now enrolling students for classes to earn a GED. Fall term starts Sept. 17, so make an appointment now to enroll. Call the Center at 360-624-9433 or drop by campus at 208 Advent Ave. in Ilwaco, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Nikki Fortuna can be contacted at 360-538-2536 for an appointment in the evening. Totally online classes called FastTrack for the GED are available. In addition, the college offers face to face GED preparation classes and a class to learn English on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Classes are $25 per quarter and waivers are available for those who qualify.
Joint Pacific County Housing Authority meeting
SOUTH BEND — The Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 20 at Pacific County Annex Building in South Bend. This is the group that administers affordable housing in Pacific County. Anyone is welcome to attend. If you have questions please call 360-423-0140 ext. 20.
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. For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471.
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.
CHINOOK — Friends of Chinook School is preparing for its 14th annual Oktoberfest fundraiser set for Sept. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event has been moved to Sept. 29, a date that mimics Germany’s Oktoberfest. They are still celebrating “Chinook Style,” but want to take advantage of better weather, safer driving, easier parking and a most pleasant evening. Oktoberfest has become a reunion party for all faithful members and supporters who come to enjoy fall decor, an excellent meal, good music and the chance to win auction items donated by our generous community. All are invited to join in celebrating these beautiful buildings. The Beach Buddies will entertain with your favorite swing music! Mark your calendar. Call 360-777-8367 for information.
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 email@example.com 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 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 $10 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, 24002 “U” Street, Ocean Park. All funds received go directly for purchasing food. Please come enjoy a wonderful dinner and in doing so help feed your neighbors. Call 360-665-6344 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.
SOUTH BEND – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course in SouthBend. Training is scheduled as follows: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13, Oct. 14, and Oct. 20 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. The course will be held in the South Bend High School Library located at 400 First Street E in South Bend. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 24 participants. The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 29 hours of initial training provided free of charge. The course is taught with classroom instruction for the first three days and practical exercises during the last day. Participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission to attend. To register or for more information, contact Scott McDougall at 360-875-9338 or 360-642-9338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Key McMurry at 360-942-3184.