Wednesday, July 24

Burn Ban

PACIFIC COUNTY — A burn ban is in effect immediately for Pacific County that will remain in place through Sept. 30. The burn ban applies to all outdoor burning except recreational cooking fires in approved fire pits that are limited to 3-feet in diameter and 2-feet in height. Fires for debris disposal are not considered recreational and are not allowed under any circumstances. Please contact your local fire district for further information. You can also contact the Department of Community Development in Long Beach at 642-9382; or South Bend at 875-9356.

Technical Rescue swimmers challenge

COLUMBIA RIVER — On Wednesday, July 24, eight rescue swimmers from South Pacific County Technical Rescue will swim across the Columbia River from Pillar Rock to Tongue Point. Physical conditioning and swimming ability are very important in this line of work. Ten miles should be a challenge. Send them your support by visiting their Facebook page.

Summer lunch program

PENINSULA — The Ocean Beach School District is offering a summer feeding program in several locations Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the following locations: Ocean Park Elementary, Culbertson Park in Long Beach and at the Ilwaco City Park. The program is open to any child, regardless of income status, up to the age of 18. Remember, due to regulations, the lunch must be eaten by the kids at the site (lunches cannot be taken with them nor can they be given to adult family members).

Reptile man

SOUTH BEND — From 4 p..m. to 5 p.m., on July 24 at South Bend Timberland Library all ages are invited to see and learn about 15 exotic reptiles from around the world. Scott Petersen, a zoologist and educator, also known as the reptile man, shows turtles, an iguana, an alligator and numerous types of snakes. He also talks about each animal’s importance to the balance of nature. Certain animals are available for petting after the performance. For more information call 875-5532.


ILWACO — Olde Town Coffee in Ilwaco is the location of the next reading set for July 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and hosted by Birdie. If you have questions call 665-6576.

One-man band

OCEAN PARK and NASELLE — On July 24 frrom 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., in the Ocean Park Timberland Library and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Naselle Timberland Library, Eric Haines, a one-man band for children of all ages will perform. Haines is a zany character — a comedian, juggler, puppeteer and one-man band who acts out ideas of trying new things without fear and solving problems creatively. Children will have the opportunity to play along. For more information call 665-4184 or 484-3877.

Neptune Classic Movies

LONG BEACH — The 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. The movie on July 24 is “Broken Arrow,” starring James Stewart, Jeff Chandler. 1950. 93 min.

Thursday, July 25

Gyotaku printing

OCEAN PARK — From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., on July 25 at the Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park, Gyotaku, the traditional method of Japanese fish printing will be demonstrated. Artist and nature printer Sharron Huffman will be visiting Ocean Park for this special event. She is an expert printmaker and will discuss printing rockfish and octopus while she creates prints. Please come to see this beautiful art form and discuss the process with the artist. Free and open to the public.

Chronic Conditions

ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital in collaboration with the Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) is holding a free workshop open to the public: Living Well With Chronic Conditions, is presented on Thursdays, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on July 25, Aug. 1, 8 and 15 at the Ocean Beach Hospital Meeting Room, 174 1st Avenue N. in Ilwaco. Two specifically trained leaders will facilitate the workshop. This program is designed to help anyone who suffers from a chronic condition, including diabetes, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, and hypertension just to name a few; to lessen their stress and frustration, manage symptoms, and deal with fatigue. Those who are caring for someone with a chronic condition are also encouraged to attend. Each participant will have access to a ‘Living Well With Chronic Conditions’ book. The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance seven-day notice by calling Karna McCarthy at 866-582-1487 or 360-538-2457 or emailing her at To register or for more information, please contact: Iris Anderson at 665-4760.

School supply donations needed

PACIFIC COUNTY — Project “Pack2School” is seeking community participation and donations to raise funds in order to purchase school supplies for low-income children in the Ocean Beach School District 101. This project is an opportunity for the community to give every child the best chance to start the school year off with confidence and dignity. Please send monetary donations to Peninsula Baptist Church, P.O. Box 509, Ocean Park, WA 98640. Indicate on your check that the monies are for “Project Pack2School.” If you would rather donate backpacks and school supplies, please refer to the specific school supply list provided by the Ocean Beach School District for each class. Supply lists will be available at the local drop off sites. Drop off points for supplies and donations can be found at Peninsula Baptist Church, 23802 Pacific Highway 103, Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at Pacific County Fire District No. 1 at 26100 Ridge Ave. from Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and at the Chinook Observer, 205 Bolstad Ave. Ste 2, Long Beach.

Cowboy Buck & Elizabeth

ILWACO — Ilwaco Timberland Library is hosting a sing, dance and laugh along with Buck and Elizabeth, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., July 25 for all ages. Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth entertain with an upbeat, interactive show of music and comedy with dancing, sing-alongs, cheek slappin’ and ventriloquism. For more information call 642-3908.

Teen Author visit

OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Teen Author Visit: Marissa Meyer, from noon to 1 p.m., July 25 for teens. Meet Marissa Meyer, author of the young adult novels, “Cinder” (a fresh, fierce take on Cinderella that’s a little bit fairy tale, a little bit Terminator, and totally genius) and its sequel “Scarlet.” She’ll talk with teens about her books and writing process. She’ll also sign books, which will be available for purchase. For more information call 665-4184.

Friday, July 26

Child Safe Day

LONG BEACH — Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union’s Long Beach branch at 705 S. Pacific Way, will host a “Child Safe” event, all day on Friday, July 26. This is a free event for the public. The child safe kit includes: the child’s personal information, including allergies and medications; physical description, fingerprints and a place for a current photograph. This is also Robby the Raccoon’s birthday week celebration so cupcakes, balloons and games will be played. Great NorthWest hopes this will be a successful and fun event for our community.

Parkinson support

OCEAN PARK — The Parkinson’s disease support group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on July 26 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 24002 “U” Street in Ocean Park. For information, call Patti at 665-3284.

Movie matinee

RAYMOND — Raymond Timberland Library is hosting a summer movie matinee for children on July 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The library will show a free movie with popcorn provided. Moviegoers may bring a drink. For more information call 942-2408.

“The Wizard of Oz”

CHINOOK — Peninsula Association of Performing Artists (PAPA) will perform “The Wizard of Oz” at their theater at Fort Columbia State Park in Chinook. Directed by Barbara Poulshock, “The Wizard of Oz” will be performed on the weekends, closing on Sunday, Aug. 4. Friday and Saturday’s performances will be at 7 p.m., and Sunday’s performance will be a 3 p.m., matinee. Tickets are priced at $17 for Adults, $5 for children and are available at Okie’s in Ocean Park, and Stormin Norman’s in Long Beach. Tickets can also be purchased on line at

125 Years of Rail

ILWACO — The exhibit “From the Water to the Woods: 125 Years of Rail” is on view at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. On July 19, 1888, the Ilwaco Railway & Navigation Company held a grand celebration commemorating the completion of its line from Ilwaco to Long Beach. To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the “Clamshell Railroad” the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum has organized this exhibit. The exhibition is on view through Sept. 1. It will explore the many ways railroads helped to develop this region. Call 642-3446 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, July 27

Let’s rodeo

LONG BEACH — Peninsula Saddle Club and Brim’s Farm and Garden are the hosts of the 68th Long Beach Rodeo at 6407 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Events start on Friday evening, July 26 at 6:30 p.m., with a rodeo parade in downtown Long Beach. Then on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., is the cowboy breakfast at the rodeo grounds. The rodeo starts 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will be drill team performances, a beer garden, vendors, concessions stands and more. Admission is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; and children 6 to 12 will be admitted for $5. There is a discount for pre-sale tickets available at any Peninsula Pharmacy.

Waikiki Beach Concert

CAPE D — The next Waikiki beach concert is set for 7 p.m., July 27 at Cape Disappointment State Park. Performing will be the band, “Resolectrics,” who are at heart a classic rhythm and blues band. Resolectrics draws inspiration from many sources in the roots of American music to create an original and soulful blend of rock, classic rhythm and blue, and folk. Their ragged-yet-heartfelt harmonies, bluesy riffs and swampy grooves are sure to move you. Their electrifying live performances showcase the group’s dedication to drummer, Johnny Nice’s motto: “Feel is King.” 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 642-3029.

Clatsop Weavers & Spinners

SKAMOKAWA — Redmen Hall at 1394 W SR-4 in Skamokawa, is excited to have the Clatsop Weavers and Spinners Guild return with a major summer exhibit. The exhibit runs through Sept. 1. The theme of the exhibit is “It’s so nice to have a loom around the house” will feature the practical side of weaving and spinning, showing hand spun and woven articles of use around the house. Rugs, towels, clothing, blankets, shawls, placemats — all of these items and more — will be displayed and most will be for sale. There will be weavers and spinners practicing their crafts during the weekends the exhibit is open and members of the Guild will be available for questions. Redmen Hall is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Call 795-3007 for information.

Saturday Market

ILWACO — Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco is open every Saturday, rain or shine, all summer long from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come on down and shop for farm fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, plants, flowers and all manner of seafood, or just enjoy a stroll along the waterfront in Ilwaco.

Sunday, July 28

Breakfast @ the Elks

LONG BEACH — Every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the public is encouraged to come to the Long Beach Elks Lodge at 110 Pacific Avenue North for an outstanding breakfast at a great price.

Open gym

CHINOOK — Every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be open gym time at the Chinook gymnasium. The public is welcome. Call 244-1359 if you have questions.

Vespers services

OYSTERVILLE — The Vespers program continues at the Oysterville Church on July 28 at 3 p.m. Pat McKibbin, lay minister from Oysterville will lead services. Andrea and Anja Patten will provide the music accompanied by Barbara Poulshock. Bonnie Masson will play the pump organ. The Oysterville moment will be provided by Anne Kepner. All are welcome to this casual event.

Monday, July 29

Hunter Education Class

LONG BEACH — Long Beach Police Department will host its annual hunter education course from Aug. 12 through Aug. 17. Students must register before the class to attend. To register go to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website and register under hunter education at There is no charge for this class.

Tuesday, July 30

Help available

PACIFIC COUNTY — Volunteers in your area can assist people with medical transportation, shopping and other chores. If you are a low income senior citizen or disabled adult in need of help, please call Volunteer Chore Services at 888-415-4015 and ask for Shelley.

L/H Raffle

ILWACO — The Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse are sponsoring a benefit raffle with proceeds to be used to help restore the lighthouse. A total of 1,000 raffle tickets for five prizes are available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the Cape Disappointment State Park store in the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and in the store in the North Head lighthouse grounds at the Park, at the Cape D Café (Serious Pizza), at Adelaide’s Coffee in Ocean Park, the Picture Attic and Campiche Studios in Long Beach, the Shoalwater Cove Gallery in Ilwaco, and at the Legion booth at every other Saturday Market in Ilwaco. For information, call Janet Easley at 665-5580 or Lona Niemi at 642-2502.

Wednesday, July 31

Neptune Classic Movies

LONG BEACH — The 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. The movie on July 31 is “Ffolkes,” starring Roger Moore, James Mason. 1980. 99 min.

Future Events

Bunco for Food4Kids

LONG BEACH — Bunco returns to the Long Beach Elks on Aug. 1 and continues the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m., at 110 N. Pacific Highway. These are potluck gatherings so bring something to share. The cost is $5, which goes to support the Food4Kids backpack program. Prizes will be awarded to winners. This program provides a backpack with food for needy kids to take home on Fridays so they have something to eat on the weekend. If you have questions call 642-8244.

Willapa Festival

RAYMOND — The Willapa Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 2; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 3 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, in downtown Raymond. This year’s event will include some new events such as a battle of the bands, street market, new vendors and a softball tournament in addition to the beer garden, kids entertainment, parade, car show, quilt show, sidewalk sales and free family swim. The committee is currently seeking local artisans and non-profit groups to fill vacant vendor space. Space is limited and free to local non-profits. More information and registration forms can be found on their Facebook page, Willapa Festival or contact Michelle at 942-5580 or via email at

Jake’s birthday party

LONG BEACH — The first weekend of August, come celebrate the annual 75th birthday party and car show for Jake the Alligator Man. Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 are the dates of this fun event. There will be the Bride of Jake competition, a car show, bouncy house free cake and cake parade, hula dancing and lots more. Watch for more information at

Race against violence

LONG BEACH —As part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, the Race Against Violence is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. in Long Beach. With the theme, “Providing oceans of hope for the future,” this is a wonderful event to honor the memory of Lisa Bonney, whose life was taken in an act of domestic violence. But it also strives to raise awareness, educate young adults and stop the cycle of domestic violence, and provide support and resources to victims and survivors of domestic violence. Register by July 22 and the cost is just $22 with a shirt or $12 without; after July 22, registration is $27 with a shirt and $17 without. You can register online at, or in person on Friday, Aug. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on race day, Aug. 3, at the Long Beach Train Depot at 3rd and Pacific in Long Beach.

Free admission to parks

WASHINGTON state — Enjoy a day in the park on Aug. 4. All Washington state park will have free admission, with no Discover Pass required.

Surf n’ Saddle Jr. Rodeo

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Junior Rodeo is set for Aug. 9 through Aug. 11 at the Peninsula Saddle Grounds on Sandridge Road. This is a fun event that showcases the many talented young people. There will be bucking ponies, steer daubing, break-away roping, barrel racing, goat tying, dummy roping and lots more. The Cowboy breakfast is available from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and lunch will be served as well.

Friends barbecue & more

ILWACO — Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge will hold their annual barbeque and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Wildlife Refuge headquarters. There will be barbecued oysters, salmon, tuna and all the fixings plus live music, fun activities and time to explore nearby trails. Lunch begins at noon and is open to old and new members. Annual memberships start at $20 and would need to be purchased by Aug. 3. Contact Nancy Beliveau at 707-364-6156 or

Blues & Seafood

ILWACO — Get your tickets now for the Blues and Seafood Festival set for Aug. 16 and Aug. 17 at the Port of Ilwaco. With an all-star jam on Friday night and music all day Saturday, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Friday Night All Star Jam, doors open at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m. the Robin Gibson Band performs; then at 8:30 p.m., North Coast Blues & special all-star jam guests, The Heartbreakers, featuring a terrific line up of the Northwest’s greatest female blues singers including Lucy Hammond, Rae Gordon, Lady A, Lady Kat True Blue, Maggie Kitson and Mary McPage. Come and get your heart broken. On Saturday night, doors open at 3:30 p.m. At 4 p.m., enjoy Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes; at 5:30 p.m., Strange Tones and the Volcano Vixens; at 7 p.m., Norman Sylvester Band and then at 8:45 p.m., you don’t want to miss Coco Montoya. For more information go to http://bluesand

Alumni picnic & reunion

ILWACO — On Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Ilwaco High School Alumni Association will host the 21st annual all-school get together for all alumni their spouses, families and friends at the Ilwaco High School football field. All are welcome to come early and stay late. The Sports Boosters food trailer will have hamburgers, hot dogs, clam chowder, soft drinks and coffee available for a fee. If you have questions call David Aase at 642-3638.

Class of ‘63 reunion

ILWACO — The Ilwaco High School graduating class of 1963 is holding their 50th reunion beginning at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Cove Restaurant at Peninsula Golf Course. They are looking for other classmates, so tell all you know. Plus they are extending a special invitation to members of the classes of 1962 and 1964. If you have question contact Ed Heckard at 206-498-4352.

Class of ‘68 reunion

ILWACO — Ilwaco High School graduating class of 1968 is holding their 45th reunion beginning at 5 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Cranberry Museum. There will be a meet and greet from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. They are looking for the following classmates: Darlene Buck, Robert Elliot, Charle (Willie) Perkins, Sarah Otto-LaBrassere, Allan Shadle, Arvi Simita, Karen Smercheck, Shirley Twombly, Shirley McCaw-Baley, Margaret Robinson-Pace, Darlene Smith-Malediara. Please call Jackie (Reed) Vingerud at 503-397-1838 or Verla (Gisler) Rayburn at 642-4901.

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