Wednesday, Oct. 9

Treasures of Kenya

OCEAN PARK — The Shoalwater Birders will meet Wednesday Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., in the meeting room of the Ocean Park Library located at 1308 256th Place. The featured speaker is Madeline Kalbach talking about “The Treasures of Kenya.” There will be a short business meeting afterward and light refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Helen Hackett at 665-3593.

Caregivers support

LONG BEACH — A caregiver support group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the PUD auditorium at 9610 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. The group is designed to provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are providing care to another. For more information call Don Cantrell at 642-3787 ext. 216.

Archery meeting

LONG BEACH — Bear River Archers meet at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Bear River Archery range located at 85th and Sandridge, next to Lone Fir Cemetery. Anyone interested in archery and/or bowhunting is welcome to attend. For more information call 783-2453 or 783-1059.

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 Oct. 9 is “Knute Rockne All American,” starring Pat O’Brien, Ronald Reagan. 1988. 98 min.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Help is available

PENINSULA — Mental Illness Awareness Week run through Oct. 12 and provides each of us an opportunity to learn more about mental illnesses. Treatment is available and offers the hope of recovery. Left untreated, the consequences can be devastating: homelessness, incarceration, deterioration of an individual’s physical health and possibly suicide. Mental illness is not a character defect. Please learn all you can about brain illnesses. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has good information. Please check them out at www.nami.org/ or attend one of their meetings which are held at 4 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview.

Garage sale

NASELLE — ESA Alpha Theta will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 10, Oct. 11 and Oct. 12 at the Naselle Fire Hall. For more information call 484-3844.

Transit Meeting

LONG BEACH — Pacific Transit Authority Board will hold its regular quarterly board meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Pacific County building at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. A public hearing will be held to hear comments on the adoption of the 2014 Budget. The public is invited to come and be heard.

Jam session

SURFSIDE — Grab your favorite instrument and come to the jam session set for Oct. 10 and Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Surfside Homeowners building at 31402 “H” Street in Ocean Park. All those who love music are welcome including musicians, vocalists, and those who just want to listen! Please call Louise or John at 665-0146 or 352-586-0082 for more information.

Charles Fitzpatrick exhibit

ILWACO — Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco is hosting an exhibition of photographs and drawings by Charles Fitzpatrick (1884-1971) chronicling over 40 years of visual history on the Long Beach Peninsula. The exhibition will be on view in the museum’s special exhibition galleries through Jan. 5. Fitzpatrick’s postcards, photographs and drawings represent the working artist who found inspiration in local subjects. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m., with free admission on Thursdays. For more information call 642-3446 or visit columbiapacificheriatgemuseum.org.

Friday, Oct. 11

Fall Art Show

LONG BEACH — Peninsula Arts Association is hosting their 43rd Annual Fall Art Show from Oct. 11 through Oct. 14 at the old Depot Building at 3rd and Pacific in Long Beach. A wide variety of mediums will be on display, and the public is invited to vote for the People’s Choice winner. Money from the raffle sales goes towards the PAA’s Scholarship and Art Enrichment programs. For information go to www.beachartist.org.

Water Music Festival

PENINSULA — The 29th Water Music Festival is set for Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. The theme of this year’s event is “Celebrating American Composers.” On Friday, Oct. 11 at the Inn at Harbour Village is the site of the performance by the Greta Matassa Quartet. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., with appetizers and a no-host bar open at 7 p.m.. For more information and tickets call 360-261-1598 or visit www.watermusicfestival.com.

Book-It Performs

NASELLE — Naselle Timberland Library presents Book-It Performs “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 11 for adults and teens. Seattle’s professional books-to-live-theater troupe presents its original adaptation of “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” by Timothy Egan, bringing to life dramatic scenes from the life of the famed early 20th century photographer of Native American life. For more information call 484-3877.

Saturday, Oct. 12

Cranberrian Fair

ILWACO — Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco is the site of the annual Cranberrian Fair set for Oct. 12 and Oct. 13. This event is a celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry. Foods, crafters, bog tours and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage. Handmade items and homemade baked goods, including peach/cranberry pies will also be available. Craft demonstrations will include rug hookers and a blacksmith. Cranberrian Fair buttons are $5 and available at the door. The trolley will run from the museum in Ilwaco to the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation and Museum in Long Beach.  Watch the red berry harvest Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 13.  Call 642-3446 for further information or visit www.columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org.

Water Music Festival

OYSTERVILLE — At noon on Saturday, Oct. 12, come to the Oysterville Church and hear the group Social Insecurity. That evening at the Leadbetter Farms Lighthouse in Oysterville hear the Tangletown Trio at 7 p.m., with appetizers and a no-host bar at 6 p.m. For more information and tickets call 360-261-1598 or visit www.watermusicfestival.com.

Squashtoberfest

RAYMOND — Pacific County Senior Center, located at 324 Jackson Street in Raymond, is hosting “Squashtoberfest” on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come have a cup of hot cider and check out the local vendor tables. Pacific County Senior Center is located at 324 Jackson St., Raymond. Squashtoberfest will have two contests open to the public with cash prizes. A squash dessert contest is one of the highlights of the event. Bring a whole squash dessert and recipe to the contest. Squash must be in the dessert to compete. Dessert sampling will be available to the public. Judging begins at noon and desserts need to be here by 11 a.m. The scarecrow contest will have displays set up by contestants. Contestants must bring supplies to make scarecrow. The best scarecrow display wins. Scarecrows will be displayed until Nov 1 at the senior center. Judging begins at noon., displays must be complete by noon. All ages are invited to participate in both events. There will be a $5 entry fee for each entry. Proceeds benefit Senior Nutrition program. Vendor tables are available for $15 each. Call 942-5739 for more information.

Family fun night

OCEAN PARK — On Saturday, Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ocean Park Lutheran Church is holding a community family fun night. Everyone is welcome as there will be activities for all ages, including games, music, pumpkin carving, door prizes and lots more. Additionally, they will serve spaghetti with salad and garlic bread along with apple cider. Come enjoy this fun community event.

Chinook Tribal meeting

BAY CENTER — The Chinook Tribal Council will meet on Saturday, Oct 12, at 11 a.m. at the Faith Church Center in Bay Center. Tribal members are encouraged to attend. There will be a potluck luncheon prior to the meeting. If you have questions please call 875-6670.

Ham Radio

NASELLE — The Pacific County Amateur Radio Club meets Oct. 12 at 9 a.m., at Hunter’s Inn in Naselle. Anyone interested in ham radio is encouraged to attend. For more information contact Dick Lemke at 665-2438 or Bob Cline at 665-4496.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Blessing of animals

OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park United Methodist Church will hold their annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at the parsonage located at 25462 “U” Street in Ocean Park. A donation to benefit the South Pacific County Humane Society is appreciated and there will be a donation barrel on-site. Some items on their wish list are dog and cat food, dry kitten food, clay type kitty litter, paper towels, 15- and 30-gallon garbage bags and general cleaning supplies, or monetary donations are welcome.

Sunday Afternoon Live

RAYMOND — If you like the music of the ‘60s, you will love the Oct. 13 Sunday Afternoon Live performance by William Florian. The performance begins at 2 p.m. at the Raymond Theatre. Tickets are $12 in advance at Sagen’s, South Bend Pharmacy and at the theater, or $15 at the door. Florian and his group will perform the songs he sang as a lead singer of The New Christy Minstrels, plus the songs of Peter Paul and Mary and others, in addition to his uplifting originals compositions. Florian is known as the American Musical Ambassador of Peace. Joining Florian will be singer-songwriter Tim Crosby, bassist-vocalist Kristi Nebel and percussionist Denali Williams. Sponsors for Florian’s appearance are Dick and Ann Mergens, Ron and Pat Jones, Larry and Margaret Tingwall and Sally Gillies. For more information go to www.florianmusic.com, call 875-5831 or email SAL@reachone.com.

Monday, Oct. 14

Photo contest

ILWACO — Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge’s photo contest is open until Nov. 2. Photos should represent the wildlife and flora native to the refuge or scenic views within the Willapa Refuge areas. First prize is $50, second prize is $30 and third Prize is $20. All three winners receive a free one-year membership to the Friends group with recognition and photos to appear on the Friends Facebook and website. This contest is open to all photographers. Entry forms/release and rules available on-line: www.fws.gov/refuge/willapa website. For entry forms or questions contact Sandy Nielson at 665-2540 or Nancy Beliveau at 707-364-6158 or via email at beliveau47@peoplepc.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

ESA meeting

NASELLE — ESA Alpha Theta will hold their monthly business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m., at the Naselle Library. For more information please call 484-3844.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

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 Oct. 16 is “This is the Army,” starring George Murphy and Joan Leslie. 1943. 125 min.

Future Events

Blood drive

OCEAN PARK — There will be an American Red Cross blood drive at Ocean Park Lutheran Church located at 24002 “U” Street from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 17. To schedule an appointment or for more information call 665-6344, 800-733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code ‘peninsula.’

Chronic conditions workshop

OCEAN PARK — Ocean Beach Hospital, in collaboration with the Olympic Area Agency on Aging, has scheduled a free workshop open to the public called Living Well with Chronic Conditions. On Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, Nov. 14 and Nov. 21, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Family Worship Center, at 26310 Ridge Avenue in Ocean Park. Two specifically trained leaders will facilitate the workshop. Using material developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease-Self Management Program, this workshop is designed to help anyone who suffers from a chronic condition, (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. The goal of the program is to help individuals with chronic conditions live a healthy life by managing their symptoms. 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 email mccarkj@dshs.wa.gov. To register or for more information, please contact Denise Ross at 642-6308.

“Imaginary Invalid”

ILWACO — Peninsula Players will be presenting the classic, “The Imaginary Invalid,” opening on Oct. 18 and running two weekends. Shows are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 and Saturday Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees will be at 2 p.m. on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. A champagne gala reception (included with the price of your ticket) will be held on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. All performances are at the River City Playhouse at 127 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. All tickets are $10. You can buy your tickets at Okie’s Thriftway in Ocean Park, Stormin’ Norman in Long Beach or Olde Towne Cafe in Ilwaco. You can also secure “will call” tickets by calling 665-0590.

Clamming

PENINSULA — A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Oct. 18 through Oct. 20, pending marine toxin tests, with digging allowed between noon and midnight. The best time to start is an hour or two before low tide and it is recommended you take a lantern for evening digs. Harvesters are allowed to take no more than 15 razor clams and must keep the first 15 they dig, regardless of size or condition. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. Licenses are available at numerous local businesses.

Chinook Oktoberfest

CHINOOK — Friends of Chinook School are holding their 9th annual Oktoberfest Chinook style on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the historic Chinook School event center. This event is open to the public. Dinner and the silent auction are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the live auction starts at 8:15 p.m. There will be a German-style menu, live music by the Beach Buddies, a wine raffle and beer garden. Admission and dinner is $20. Admission to the auction only is $5. This is a wonderfully fun community event. Proceeds go to preserve the Chinook School. For information call Tammy at 777-8425.

Food4 Kids Fundraiser

LONG BEACH — On Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a bake and book sale to benefit the Food4Kids program and your help is needed. The bake and book sale will be held at the Chinook Observer office at 205 Bolstad Avenue E, Suite 2. Drop off your book/monetary donations during the week, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or mail to Food4Kids, c/o Chinook Observer, Attention: Marlene, P.O. Box 427, Long Beach, WA 98631. Each week volunteers in the Food4Kids program put together two breakfasts, lunches, and dinners and a pair of mid-morning and mid-afternoon nutritious snacks for the young people to eat on Saturday and Sunday. The food is placed in backpacks Thursday afternoons and the children take them home on Friday.

“The Total Woman”

ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital, with support from KLEAN Treatment Center in Long Beach, is hosting an educational luncheon about breast cancer entitled, “The Total Woman” beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Attendees will gain knowledge, support and inspiration. Scheduled speakers include Dr. Ivan Law (oncology and hematology), Dr. Gerald Weaver (general surgeon), Joanne Skirving (Beyond Toxins) and Sharon Henefin (co-founder of Breast Friends). There will be door prizes, raffles and numerous vendors. Tickets are $5 and are available in the hospital gift shop or at the museum. For information, tickets or more call Deanna Duret at 642-6314 or Geri Marcus at 642-6405 or email geri.marcus!obhospital.com.

International Film Festival

ASTORIA — The 2013 Astoria International Film Festival, a world-class film festival now in its seventh year takes place over the weekend of Oct. 18 through Oct. 20 in Astoria. The festival provides an amazing venue for film buffs and those in pursuit of intellectual adventures to immerse themselves in a thoughtfully curated selection of 15 documentary and dramatic films by regional and international filmmakers. This event is held in a private screening-like setting at the beautifully restored Liberty Theater in historic downtown Astoria. Tickets are available from the Liberty Theatre or at http://ticketswest.com.

Christmas bazaar

KLIPSAN — Peninsula Senior Activity Center is holding a Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at the center located at the corner of Pacific Highway and 217th Lane. In addition there will be a bake sale and a raffle. Prizes include a framed print by Eric Wiegardt and many other valuable prizes. Lunch will be served both days. Call 665-3999 for information.

Pumpkins and more

LONG BEACH — On Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27, from noon to 5 p.m., the Pumpkin Patch and Myers Cemetery will be open at Veterans Field at 3rd Street southeast in downtown Long Beach. Saturday’s events include a costume contest for kids from birth to 15 years old and up. There will be a pumpkin pie eating contest at 2 p.m. Then on Sunday, come participate in the pet costume contest, which starts at 1 p.m., and at 2 p.m., enjoy the pumpkin carving contest. All are welcome to participate. This event is sponsored by local area businesses through donations. For information call 642-1227.

Essay contest

PENINSULA — The Long Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3721 is proud to announce this year’s essay and scholarship programs. The program consists of two competitions, “Voice of Democracy” for students in ninth through 12th grades, and the “Patriot’s Pen” competition for students in sixth through eighth grades. 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 theme, “Why I’m Optimistic About our Nation’s Future.” Patriot’s Pen” entrants are required to write a 300 to 400 word essay on “What Patriotism Means to Me.” All entries for both competitions must be submitted by Nov. 1. Entry forms and other related materials have been distributed to the school teachers and counselors. For further information please contact Mark Smith at 665-2513.

Harvest Haul

PENINSULA — On Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., join 102.3 KCRX at Okie’s Thriftway in Ocean Park and Eagle Country 103.9 at Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union for a food drive for the Ilwaco and Ocean Park food banks. Drop off your food donation now through Nov. 1 at any branch of Peninsula Pharmacies in Ilwaco, Long Beach or Ocean Park; Anchor Realty in Long Beach and Ocean Park; Boardwalk Quilts in Long Beach and Adrift Hotel in Long Beach. Items most needed include chili, soup, tuna, canned meats, stews, peanut butter, breakfast cereals, canned vegetables, cracker and lots more.

Bay Center bazaar

BAY CENTER — Bay Center Women’s Club is holding their third annual holiday bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Bay Center Store/Community Center. There will be handmade crafts, food and live music. If you have questions, call 875-0150.

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