Wednesday, Sept. 2

LONG BEACH — Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. Playing on Sept. 2 is “Designing Women” starring Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall. 1957. 118 min.

Thursday, Sept. 3

RAYMOND — Raymond Timberland Library, located at 507 Duryea Street, is hosting a visit from author Laurie Pehl Clements, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 3 for adults. “The Plant and the Hippo” is a story of the life and murder of young Tanner Edmund Pehl. Author Pehl Clements will offer tips on how to get started writing and share her experience that “writing heals.” For more information call 942-2408.

ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital, in collaboration with Olympic Area Agency on Aging, has scheduled a free workshop open to the public called Chronic Pain Self-Management. It will be held one afternoon each week on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for six consecutive weeks beginning Aug. 20, and continuing until Sept. 24, at the Ocean Beach Hospital Meeting Room, 174 1st Ave. N. This program was developed by Stanford University for people who have primary or secondary diagnoses of chronic pain and is designed to give participants the skills and confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active fulfilling lives. Space for the workshop is limited so please register early. The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance seven-day notice. . Please call Denise at 642-6308 or Karna at 800-801-0060 to register and for more workshop information.

Friday, Sept. 4

SEAVIEW — The St. Vincent de Paul conference at St Mary’s Parish in Seaview is holding a rummage sale on Sept. 4 and 5 at the Social Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funds raised from this sale will help pay for the Back-To-School Clothing program for those in need on the Long Beach Peninsula. SVdP has already sent about 200 each $25 clothing vouchers for Dennis Company to schoolchildren in our community. If you have rummage donations please bring them to the Social Hall beginning Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. No large or heavy furniture, appliances or console TVs please.

ILWACO — Families Helping Families is having a Labor Day garage sale on the hill at the church on Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a donation of $10 you can rent a space to sell your garage sale items. The proceeds got towards Families Helping Families. Contact Becky Johnson at 360-244-2153 or email her at:

Saturday, Sept. 5

ILWACO — The Friends of The Ilwaco-Ocean Park Libraries book sale will be held Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ilwaco High School Campus. PLEASE NOTE: The sale is two days only. Some books are marked specially; all others are $1.00 per hardbound and trade paper and 50 cents for regular size paper. There will be a bag sale from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Please bring your standard size paper grocery sack and fill it with books of your choice for $3. All proceeds are for the benefit of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park libraries.

SKAMOKAWA — Redmen Hall is hosting the work of two well-known California artists, Bob and Jenny Kizziar. They have exhibited their work throughout the United States and Europe and have given seminars in art gatherings in the American West, Germany and Ireland. Bob works with clay, creating exciting forms from over 6-ft columnar pieces to small complex pots. Jenny was always drawn to weaving. She uses soft, muted colors and a wide variety of fibers creating elegant pieces of wearable art. Redmen Hall is located at 1394 SR4 in Skamokawa. Call for information at 795-3007.

Sunday, Sept. 6

OYSTERVILLE — The Vespers program continues on Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. at the beautiful Oysterville Church. Pastor DeWayne LaPointe of Peninsula Assembly of God Church in Ocean Park will lead services. Randal Bays and Family, Irish musicians will provide music. Attendees will enjoy the historic pump organ being played by Suzanne Knutzen. This is a casual event and all are welcome.

Monday, Sept. 7

ILWACO — The Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse are sponsoring a benefit raffle this summer, with proceeds to be used to help restore the lighthouse. A total of 1,000 raffle tickets are available for purchase. The raffle prize is a two-night stay for six people at the North Head Lighthouse Keeper’s Home (stay dates between Sept. 30 and March 2016, excluding holidays), plus one catered gourmet dinner for six with paired wine and a continental breakfast for six. Tickets are $5 each to anyone 18 years of age or older, and the drawing will be on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Picture Attic in Long Beach. The winner need not be present. The tickets can be purchased at the Cape Disappointment State Park store in the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and in the store on the North Head lighthouse grounds at the Park, at the Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park, the Picture Attic in Long Beach, Home at the Beach/Beautiful Things in the Long Beach Mall, and at selected Saturday Markets in Ilwaco. For information, call Lona Niemi at 642-2502.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

ILWACO — Don R. Grable American Legion and Auxiliary Post and Unit #48 will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. A potluck at 6 p.m. will precede the regular meetings. For information, please call Post Commander Dick Wallace at 642-4188 or Unit President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend, as well as community members.

KLIPSAN — Chair Exercise Class will begin again on Tuesday, Sept. 1. This will be a three-month series meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Golden Sands Assisted Living. Certified fitness instructor Pam Fox will use modified yoga and resistance training to improve flexibility, strength, balance and relaxation. The class is free to the public. Call 665-2517 with questions.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

LONG BEACH — Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. Playing on Sept. 9 is “Sun Valley Serenade” starring Sonja Henie, John Payne. 1941. 86 min.

Future Events

OCEAN PARK — NAMI Pacific County will be offering a free 12-week course for family caregivers and friends of individuals with brain illnesses called Family-to-Family beginning Thursday, Sept, 10 at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Park Library. For information call Rosi Sartwell 665-5372 or Sigrine Vally 642-0736 or email us at

ILWACO — On Friday afternoon, Sept. 11, going a little slower is the theme of the yearly slow drag at the Port of Ilwaco. Sponsored by the Port of Ilwaco and the Ilwaco Merchants Association, there will be a full roster of cars competing to see whose custom machine could coast the farthest on Howerton Way. Event schedule is as follows: 3:30 p.m. On-site Registration (if not already full); 4:00 p.m. Practice Runs, two per vehicle; 5 p.m. Race begins. This is a fun event to come watch.

OCEAN PARK — The Rod Run to the End of the World is set for Sept. 12 and 13 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. Our DJ will be playing your favorite songs both days while you shop our vendors or participate in other activities. Remember, Saturday is the cruise. We hope you will remember to bring canned goods for our local food banks. (A. 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

ILWACO — On Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Families Helping Families will take place at the Pacific Bible Church at 501 N. Hwy 101 in Ilwaco. Free to members of the Peninsula community, this program offers gently used clothing for adults and children, plus personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies. Donations and cash are gladly accepted if you would like to help support this ministry. Call 642-4844 for more information.

SKAMOKAWA — Friends of Skamokawa at Redmen Hall is holding their annual fundraiser on Sept. 12 in the Skamokawa Grange at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds. It is a wine tasting and auction, “A Cornucopia of Wines.” The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. There will be fine wines to sample with tasty appetizers and delicious desserts prepared by the experienced caterers from the Skamokawa Farmstead Creamery. Join us for a spirited evening’s bidding on silent and open auction items including getaways to great local bed and breakfasts, paintings, ceramics, blown glass, gift baskets, river kayaking, gifts to local businesses, and more. Auctioneer Brian McClain will be presiding over the open auction with his friendly, fast-paced style. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. All funds from this event will be directed to the maintenance and operation of the River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall. There will be a ‘paddle raise’ during the evening to help fund a memorial garden project on site on the Hall grounds. Advance tickets for “Cornucopia of Wines” are $15 each or $25 a couple and can be purchased at the Bank of Pacific in Cathlamet and the Skamokawa General Store in Skamokawa. Tickets sold at the door will be $20 single and $30 for a couple. For questions call us at the Hall at 360-795-3007.

KLIPSAN — Peninsula Senior Activity Center is holding a spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to benefit Community Table of Ocean Park. The dinner will be held between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and features spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverages and plenty of desserts. The cost is $8 per person. Tickets are available in advance from Community Table volunteers and will also be available at the door. This wonderful meal program sends out more than 120 lunches each Monday throughout the year and helps take care of those in need in our community. Even if you can’t attend, please buy a ticket to support this great effort to feed the hungry on our Peninsula. For further information about Community Table, please contact Ocean Park Lutheran Church at 665-6344.

SEAVIEW — The Pacific County Democrats meet 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 at the Pacific County South County office at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. For information email Karen Spackman at

PACIFIC COUNTY — Culvert replacement on 227th Place begins at State Route 103 and proceeds west to Sandridge Road. The roadway on 227th Place east of V Street and West of Birch Place (MP 0.50) will be closed to through traffic for culvert replacement. The closure will begin 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 conclude no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. If you have any additional questions, you may contact Pacific County Public Works at 642-9368.

SEAVIEW — The Ocean Beach Hospital Diabetes Support Group meeting this month on Sept. 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. includes a tour of Sid’s Grocery Store, and will be led by Kimberly Emmick, RDN, CD. This event is free and open to the public. Call 642-6314 or 642-6422 with questions.

LONG BEACH — Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union is having their annual shred day event on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Long Beach, Raymond and Aberdeen branches from 9 a.m. to noon. Canned goods for local food banks are welcome. There is no limit on the amount of shred.

LONG BEACH — On Sept. 19 and 20 at the Peninsula Saddle Club arena, there will be a variety of events for horse folks. On Sept. 19, is the obstacle course competition in the arena on Sandridge Road. Choose the challenge level that best suits you and your horse. Open to all breeds of horses, donkeys and mules. On Sunday, Sept. 20 is a trail ride on the beach. Hosted by Brianna Conrow, this is an opportunity to ride for fun, and to learn. If you have questions call 503-936-7557 or email

FORT CLATSOP — The park’s Kwis Kwis Trail becomes a stage and gallery Sunday, Sept. 20, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and Astoria performance artist and collaborator Marco Davis invite you to take in the Kwis Kwis Trail Sunday, Sept. 20 as it is transformed into an art installation, featuring music, performance, costume, visual art and dance. The hike/art experience is approximately 3-mile long. Access the ongoing, family friendly event start by parking at Fort Clatsop or the Fort to Sea Trailhead and following directions. Sunday in the Park with Art will take place rain or shine and is free with admission to the park, payable at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center or with an annual pass. Dogs are welcome on leashes. For more information, please call Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at 503-861-2471.

OCEAN PARK – Marking 10 years of community support for mental wellness and education, NAMI Pacific County celebrates on Monday, Sept. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a Fiesta Anniversary Dinner Party for the community at the Peninsula Senior Activities Center, 21603 Pacific Highway. The event includes a gourmet Mexican dinner, music, refreshments and fun, with a brief talk on “Holding the Hope” by Mary Jadwisiak. Many who are working to build a strong mental wellness community will be involved. Hundreds of walkers from the May Wellness Walks, dozens of participants in Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshops, and Willapa Behavioral Health, WellSpring Coalition and Pacific County are all making this celebration possible. Invitations will be available by email, on flyers, and by our local Mental Health and Wellness Newsletter. For more information email or call Jan at 665-0867.

LONG BEACH — Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road is holding a community potluck on Sept. 26. This is a Celebration Festival (Festival for End of Agricultural Summer Time). Bring a potluck dish to share. Dinner is at 6 p.m., and the cakewalk is at 7 p.m. Call 642-4953 with questions.

ROSBURG — Valley Bible Preschool will begin fall classes on Monday, Sept. 28 and classes will be held on each Monday and Wednesday at Valley Bible Church. Open House and enrollment days for the preschool will be on Friday, Sept. 18 from noon until 3 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Valley Bible Church in Rosburg.. Please call Becky Erickson for any information on supplies needed at 465-2555.

KLIPSAN — Everyone is invited to come play bunco for breast cancer on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center at 21603 O Lane. Admission is $11. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Food will be available to purchase plus there will be raffles, prizes, a silent auction and lots more. The group is also accepting donations for prizes. All those over 18 years old are welcome. Call 665-6927 or 665-5656 for more information. The event is sponsored by the Peninsula Bunco Club, Ocean Beach Hospital and the Peninsula Senior Activity Center.

CATHLAMET — St. James Family Center will host an open house an reception to celebrate their 30 years of serving children and families of Wahkiakum County. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 in the gym at 1134 Columbia Street in Cathlamet. The public is invited and encouraged to come and learn about St. James Family Center, the only non-profit serving families in Wahkiakum County.

LONG BEACH — The Peninsula Arts Association’s 45th Annual Fall Art Show is Oct. 9 through Oct. 12 at the Long Beach Depot located at 102 3rd Street NW & Pacific Highway in Long Beach. Admission is free. The public is invited to vote for the show’s top ribbon, the People’s Choice. There will be raffle prizes and more. If you are a member and would like to enter the show, the deadline is Sept. 15. For details visit

SOUTH BEND – Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) is offering a free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course in Raymond. Training is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as follows: Monday, Oct. 19; Tuesday, Oct. 20; Wednesday, Oct. 22; Thursday, Oct. 23; Friday, Oct. 24 20 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. The course will be held at the Riverview Education Center (600 Washington Avenue in Raymond). 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 20 hours of initial training provided free of charge. The course is taught with classroom instruction for the first five days and practical exercises during the sixth day. Participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission to attend. To register or for more information, contact Scott McDougall at 875-9338 or email


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