Wednesday, Oct. 24

ILWACO — The American Legion’s 31st Annual Derald D. Robertson Safety Awards Ceremony and Banquet will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Eleven people who protect our safety on the Long Beach Peninsula will be honored after dinner. Community members are welcome. Those planning to attend are asked to call 360-642-4188. The American Legion Don R. Grable Post No. 48 in Ilwaco sponsors the event, which is a family evening, with no alcoholic beverages being served. The American Legion and Auxiliary are providing all food and beverages and the Ilwaco Jazz Band will provide music. For more information, call Safety Awards Chairman Dick Wallace at 360-642-4188, or Auxiliary President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662.

Thursday, Oct. 25

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 1937, 110 Pacific Ave N, is hosting a community event on Oct. 25, beginning at 6 p.m. Presenters will be Captain Lani Karvia of Fire District 1, Tim Martindale, Jr., director of Pacific County Communications Center (PACCOM), and Howard Chang, program coordinator of Pacific County Sheriff’s office Long Beach Peninsula Community Watch/Neighborhood Watch (CW/NW). Topics will include services offered by Fire District 1, overview of PACCOM’s (dispatch) operations, when to call 911 versus non-emergency (and more), and a program overview of the sheriff’s CW/NW Program. For more information, contact Howard Chang at 425-559-3175.

Friday, Oct. 26

ASTORIA — Dr. Tara Chestnut, a wildlife ecologist from Mount Rainier National Park, on Friday, Oct. 26, to learn about bats, white nose syndrome and what National Parks in the Pacific Northwest are doing about it. In response to the 2016 detection of the pathogen that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, the National Park Service North Coast Cascades Network implemented bat monitoring and white-nose syndrome surveillance. The primary goals were to identify known bat colonies, conduct white-nose syndrome surveillance, assess bat species occurrence in network parks using acoustic monitoring, and communicate these results to the public. Acoustic monitoring was implemented at all seven network parks to understand bat species distribution and activity patterns. This presentation will begin with a video about National Park Service bat monitoring and white-nose syndrome monitoring efforts in the region, preliminary results and lessons learned in project implementation and demonstrate the acoustic monitoring equipment used to record bat calls. The event begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m., at the Netul Landing Bus Shelter, 91427 Fort Clatsop Road in Astoria. For more information or questions call 503-861-4414.

OCEAN PARK — The Ocean Park Food Bank desperately needs an able-bodied person with a pickup truck who can drive to Warrenton once or twice a month on Wednesday mornings to pick up produce from the Oregon Food Bank. Reimbursement for gas may be possible. They also need people to work in the food bank distributing food to clients. Some lifting is required. Please call 360-244-3969.

Saturday, Oct. 27

ILWACO — A special Halloween Rock and Roll concert is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m., at the Hilltop Elementary in Ilwaco. The concert will be a benefit for the school music department. Count Valters and the Zombie Band made up of Bob Walters and his sons, Lucas on guitar, Evan on drums and Burt on bass, who have lent their talents for the special performance. Admittance will be by a suggested donation of $2. The rock and roll concert is a family event and families are encouraged to come to this special Halloween celebration. For information call Brian Bergman at 360-642-1234.

CHINOOK — Peninsula Association of Performing Artists will present a patriotic concert designed to honor the nation’s men and women in uniform featuring the big-band sounds of the Dukes of Swing from Aberdeen, Wash. The event will be at the Fort Columbia Theater in Chinook from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Put on your dancing shoes and join PAPA members at the historic Fort Columbia Theater. The 18-piece Dukes of Swing Band will wow audiences with music of the Swing and Big Band Era performing authentic recreations of the timeless swing music of the great Big Band leaders. Appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments, provided by local restaurants and donors, will also be available during the event for a small donation. All ages welcome, there will be a suggested minimum donation of $10 per person for admission with all donations directly benefiting our local American Legion Chapter Post 48. For information call Peninsula Association of Performing Artists at 503-338-8798. Admission is by a suggested donation of $10. The proceeds benefit Don R. Grable Post No. 48, American Legion in Ilwaco. No Discover Pass is needed for entry.

SOUTH BEND — Do you have unused or unwanted medications? Dispose of them. Proper disposal prevents Opioid addiction, unintentional poisonings, water contamination and more. On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. drop your unwanted medications at Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco or at Pioneer Grocery, 116 Willapa Avenue, South Bend. For more information on safe disposal call 360-875–9343.

LONG BEACH — The South Pacific County Humane Society shelter is holding an open house and raffle on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Enjoy snacks and refreshments, while you visit amazing dogs and cats. The shelter is located at 330 Second St. NE in Long Beach. The raffle will take place at noon that day at the shelter annex. Raffle ticket holders do not have to be present to win. In addition all kitten adoptions will be 50 percent off regular adoption fees that day and kittens will be two for $75. Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the shelter. For information call 360-642-1180.

FORT CLATSOP — Lewis and Clark National Historical Park presents an evening of stories, activities and exploration of night creatures at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Have a hoot and an owl-right time filled with fun stories about night creatures on a ranger-led night hike! The walk will be about one-quarter of a mile over an uneven trail through the dark forest, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. The event begins at 5 p.m. with the last walk starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. All zombies, vampires, superheroes, princesses, and others are welcome. Enjoy crafts and treats inside the visitor center while you wait for your walk. For more information or questions call 503-861-4414.

Sunday, Oct. 28

OCEAN PARK — A Course in Miracles study group meets on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ocean Park Library community room. 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 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.

OCEAN PARK — GriefShare classes are held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Peninsula Baptist Church 2302 Pacific Hwy. 103, Ocean Park. The program is nondenominational and features biblical concept for healing from your grief. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey through grief. You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Each session is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any sessions you missed in our next 13-week cycle. For information call 360-665-5060.

Monday, Oct. 29

LONG BEACH — His Supper Table is looking for volunteers Wednesday through Saturday between the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help process and sort donations, tag and shelve merchandise, straighten up the store, cashier and to provide a welcoming service to our community. Do you like to cook, prepare or help serve meals? Kitchen volunteers are needed on Mondays and Thursdays. A portion of the money raised supports the twice a week hot meal program on Monday and Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., served in the facilities at the Peninsula Church of the Nazarene. Come fill out an application at the Thrift Store checkout counter located at 911 Pacific Way N, in Long Beach. More information is at our website hissuppertable.org/volunteer or call 360-642-4105.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

CHINOOK — The Chinook Lutheran Church is looking for a pianist or organist for Sunday worship services. This is a paid position. Please call Pastor Haugen at 360-777-8416 for details.

OCEAN PARK — A conversational Spanish class is offered beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center at 21603 O Lane. Donations will be accepted for the class. The class is open in public. Space is limited so call 360-665-3999 for more information and to register.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

LONG BEACH — On Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Long Beach Elks Lodge #1937 at 110 Pacific Avenue North, there will be a Kid’s Halloween Party. Kids are welcome to come enjoy hot dogs, games, prizes and goody bags. If you have questions, call 360-642-2651.

OCEAN PARK — On Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ocean Park fire station at 26110 Ridge Avenue is a community Halloween party with games, trick or treating, hot dogs and cider. The Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event. Call 360-665-4448 or 360-665-4451 if you have questions.

PACIFIC COUNTY — The Long Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 is proud to announce this years essay and scholarship programs. The program consists of two competitions, “Voice of Democracy” for students in the grades 9 thru 12, and “Patriots Pen” competition for students in grades 6 thru 8. The competitions are open to all students enrolled in public, private, or home schooling. Entrants in the “Voice of Democracy competition are required to prepare and record a three to five minute essay using the following theme, “Why My Vote Matters.” “Patriots Pen” entrants are required to write a 300- to 400-word essay on the topic “Why I Honor the American Flag.” All entries for both competitions must be submitted to the Post by Oct. 31. Entry forms and other related materials will be distributed to the schoolteachers and counselors. For further information or an entry form, please contact Mark Smith at 360-665-2513.

Future Events

RAYMOND — On Saturday, Nov. 3 beginning at 5 pm., Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA) is holding a fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Raymond Elks Lodge, located at 326 Third Street. The menu includes spaghetti (gluten free and vegetarian options are available), with salad, bread and dessert, all for $15 per person. Reservations are not required but are respectfully requested. For reservations call 360-942-4716. If you have a silent auction item to donate please call 360-589-9451.

ILWACO — The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum’s annual 6x6 Art Show and Auction is Saturday, Nov. 3. This year’s event, “Wild North West,” has gathered more than 60 wonderful art objects, from some of the region’s most talented artists. The natural beauty of the unique Long Beach Peninsula and surrounding areas inspires the theme for this year’s auction. The artworks is available to view in the Museum’s special exhibition gallery. The works can also be seen on the Museum’s website at columbiapacificheriatgemuseum.org. The silent and live auctions will take place from 5 p.m. .to 8 p.m. at the Museum (115 SE Lake St., Ilwaco). Presiding auctioneer, Bruce Peterson, is both entertaining and knowledgeable about the artists and their works. This event is the largest fundraiser for the exhibition programs of the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum and is a great opportunity to get to know the local art scene, enjoy some delicious refreshments, take home your very own masterpiece, and most importantly show your support for the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Tickets for the auction event are currently available at the Museum for only $15 each. Fifty raffle tickets are being made available for $20 each. The winner will have the pick of any 6x6 prior to the Auction event. For information call 360-642-3446.

ILWACO – The next meeting of the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Flotilla 06-02 is set for Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Events include providing boating education courses and vessel inspections. You can 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. No former military or boating experience needed. The flotilla meets the first Wednesday of every month at the U.S. Coast Guard Cape Disappointment Station mess deck. For more information, contact Della at 360-244-7062 or via email at wilsontekart@gmail.com.

BAY CENTER — The Bay Center Women’s Club 8th annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at a new location at the Bay Center Art Center at 6781 Highway 101 at milepost 41 near Bay Center. There will be signs showing where to turn to reach the Art Center. Shop for that unique holiday gift while also enjoying holiday music and food. Proceeds go towards community projects funded by the Bay Center Women’s Club. We supply free school supplies to Bay Center students, help families in crisis, support the Bay Center Food Bank, the Bay Center Volunteer Fire Department, and help out wherever and whenever we can. So come and experience a great bazaar and meet some really great people. For more information contact Rheta Edwards at 360-875-0150.

ROSBURG — Deep River American Legion Post 0111 will be serving their pancake and egg breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Rosburg Hall. The breakfast features all-you-can eat pancakes, eggs to order, kielbasa sausage and ham along with coffee, orange juice and milk. The cost is $4 for children 3 to 12 and $6 for teens and adults. The proceeds from the event go to support the Naselle-Grays River community, veterans and area students. The Rosburg Hall is located approximately 8 miles east of Naselle. Turn south on Altoona-Pillar Rock Road and take the first road to the right just before the bridge. This is always a well-attended event and a time for enjoying the company of old and new friends while Legionnaires cook and Naselle-Grays River students serve the food.

LONG BEACH — On Sunday, Nov. 1, beginning at 1 p.m., all veterans and their families and community members are invited to the Long Beach Elks Lodge for a lunch and program. The guest speaker will be Lt. Jessica Shafer, Commander, Cape Disappointment; American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State Delegates; recognition of WWII Veterans in Attendance and an observance of 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. If you have questions, please call Commander Ron Robbins at 360-931-3995 or Unit President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662.

CATHLAMET — Vendors are needed for the Country Christmas Bazaar set for Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 1134 Columbia Street in Cathlamet. Table rentals are $25 to $35. Please contact Christie at 360-849-4489 for more information. There will be food available for purchase including potato soup, hot dogs, chili, chili dogs, nachos, desserts, hot cider, coffee and water. All proceeds benefit St. James Family Center’s programs for children and families.

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