Wednesday, Oct. 16

Diabetes support group

OCEAN PARK — The guest speaker for this month’s Diabetes Support Group is Edouard Duret, MD, who will discuss, “What are the #1 Concerns for People with Diabetes from a Surgeon’s Perspective.” The meeting is from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 in the Ilwaco Community Building meeting room at 158 1st Ave. N in Ilwaco. This meeting is free to the public. Call 642-6314 or 642-6308 with any questions.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Book discussion

ILWACO — Ilwaco Timberland Library is hosting a book discussion from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 17 for adults and teens. Join local Timberland library staff for a discussion of Timothy Egan’s “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis.” For more information call 642-3908.

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 and use the sponsor code ‘peninsula.’

Donation truck

ILWACO — Green Dragonfly Thrift Shop in Ilwaco will have a truck onsite at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 17. The truck will be loaded with donations and household goods for impacted residents of Boulder, Colo. Donations are always welcome. Call 503-459-3773 for availability.

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, 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. The goal of the program is to help you live a healthy life with your chronic conditions by managing your 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 To register or for more information, please contact: Denise Ross at 642-6308.

Fly Casters meeting

ASTORIA — The Rainland Fly Casters fishing club meets Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the basement of the American Legion, 1132 Exchange St. in Astoria. This month’s speaker will be Astoria native and author of numerous books, Dave Hughes. He will present a program on “Fishing Tenkara,” a fly fishing technique that was developed in Japan and uses a long rod without a reel. All are welcome to attend this meeting, which also includes a raffle of various fly fishing and tying articles. The club meets the third Thursday of each month. For information, call Tom Scoggins at 503-325-6358 or Bob Ellsberg at 503-440-5701.

Friday, Oct. 18

“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.


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.

Garden Club meeting

OCEAN PARK — ‘The Green Fingers Garden Club will meet on Friday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. Please call 665-0174 for more information and join with others in learning how to garden on the Peninsula.

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

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

Halloween Makeup

ILWACO — From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Ilwaco Timberland Library is hosting a Halloween makeup party for teens. Attendees can prepare for Halloween by creating a new face. Make up kits will be available for teens to experiment with at the library and take home to recreate their “monsterpieces.” Books and DVDs will be available for inspiration if needed. Craft materials and snacks will be provided. For more information call 642-3908.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Fundraiser for food

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.

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, life 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.

“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

Fly Tying Clinic

ASTORIA — Nationally known fishing writer Dave Hughes, a native of Astoria, will lead a clinic on tying wet flies this Saturday, Oct. 19 in the basement room of the American Legion at 1132 Exchange Street in Astoria. The program begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. Those who wish to tie along with Dave are asked to bring their own tying vise, tools and materials. Those who want to watch are welcome also. This clinic, hosted by the Rainland Fly Casters, is open to the public. Due to space constraints, attendance is limited to 25. Call Tom Scoggins at 503-325-6358 to reserve your spot and find out what tying materials will be needed.

Halloween @ library

ILWACO — All ages are invited to join Ilwaco Timberland Library staff from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 19 for Halloween stories, games, crafts and a not-too-spooky scavenger hunt. For more information call 642-3908.

Stamp Club

LONG BEACH — Peninsula Stamp Club meetings are the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road. The next meeting is Oct. 19. Beginners to advanced collectors are welcome. Call John at 642-8732 for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Combating obesity

LONG BEACH — Open and free to the public, the Forks over Knives Vegetarian Supper Club will hold a meeting on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Stout Community Center in the Adventist Church, located at 2707 N Pacific Ave., in Long Beach. The guest Skype presenter will be Katia Reinert, director of health ministries for the North American Division. She has a master’s degree in public health and is a nurse practitioner. Her presentation will focus on obesity, exercise and the Walk For Life initiative. The featured dish will be beans, in whatever form and type, prepared in a vegetarian manner. Bring your favorite dish. Chips and salad will be provided and attendees are welcome to bring something to share or just attend. If you have questions call coordinator Steve Wall at cell 410-236-1353.

Monday, Oct. 21

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: website. For entry forms or questions contact Sandy Nielson at 665-2540 or Nancy Beliveau at 707-364-6158 or via email at

Tuesday, Oct. 22

NAMI supper & discussion

SEAVIEW — NAMI Pacific County and the WellSpring mental health team join for an evening discussion on youth mental health issues at the Peninsula Church Center social hall, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview. Prior to the discussion a supper of free pizza and salads will be available for youth and adults coming to the event. Several youth who went to a national event in Texas this past summer decided to focus attention this year on youth depression. Also part of the evening’s discussion will be a new workshop for this area, Youth Mental Health First Aid, and the social media that can either help or hurt someone struggling with emotional issues. Tuesday’s program is free and open to anyone interested. For information call Carole at 665-3712 or email Rosi at

North American Indians

PACIFIC COUNTY — Timberland libraries in Pacific County are hosting a film presentation entitled, “Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians.” The film will be shown from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 in Ocean Park; from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 in Naselle and Raymond. This award-winning PBS documentary directed by Anne Makepeace tells the story of early 20th century photographer Edward Curtis and the creation of his monumental portfolio of Native American images, and juxtaposes the work with modern North American Natives’ reactions to it. This program is part of Timberland Reads Together: “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis” by Timothy Egan, Timberland Regional Library’s ninth annual one book-one community reading initiative. For more information call 665-4184, 484-3877 or 942-2408.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Legion safety awards

ILWACO — American Legion Don R. Grable Post #48 will hold its 26th Annual Derald D. Robertson Safety Awards ceremony and banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Eight people will be honored, and community members are welcome to attend. All food will be provided. The featured speaker will be Jim Davidson, state commander of the American Legion. Those wishing to attend should call Post Commander Dick Wallace at 642-4188 or Auxiliary Unit President Janet Easley at 665-5580 to R.S.V.P.

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. 23 is “The Hasty Heart,” starring Ronald Reagan, Pat Neal, Richard Todd. 1949. 102 min.

Future Events

Resource night

KLIPSAN — On Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., seniors are invited to the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan for a resource night. Those with an interest are welcome to come and learn more about our economic times, today’s interest rate environment, and loan options for senior citizens. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public.

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.

Beach Barons cruise

LONG BEACH — The Beach Barons will head out on a cruise to the Duck Inn in Skamokawa on Saturday, Oct. 26. The group will leave Pioneer Market in Long Beach at 11 a.m. Anyone interested in going should call Dennis Farmer at 244-9574.

Plant Clinic and Landscape Workshop

ILWACO — Master Gardeners of Pacific County will lead a “Winterizing your Garden and Landscape” workshop at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. In addition attendees will be planting native plants in the garden after the workshop. Bring a pair of durable garden gloves. Dress for the weather and bring a snack if you wish. If you have plant questions or problems ask a master gardener. The group will also be sponsoring a plant clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum. If possible, please bring samples of your plant problem. For more information, contact Bev Arnoldy at

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.

Swift exhibit

SKAMOKWA — Redmen Hall’s final exhibit of 2013 will be paintings of the well-known artist Mike Swift. Currently Swift lives in Cathlamet but has come from the busy world of Hollywood. He is a prolific storyboard artist for the film industry working with films like “View From the Top,” “Red Line,” “Stuart Little,” “Taxi” and many others including advertising work for Nike, Microsoft and Intel. He also paints some amazing portraits of people, cars, planes, boats and landscapes. He has a fine sense of texture and colors that is reflected in these portraits we will be exhibiting at Redmen Hall. This outstanding exhibit will be opening on Saturday, Oct. 26, and will run through Thanksgiving weekend with selected paintings showing in the holiday open house through Dec. 22. There will be a reception on the Oct. 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with food, coffee and hot apple cider. Redmen Hall is located at 1394 SR-4 in Skamokawa and is open Thursday through Sunday.


ILWACO — From 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, kids of all ages are invited to a carnival in the Black Lake school gym sponsored by the Ilwaco Middle School. There will be food and games and something for everyone. Tickets are 25 cents each however some activities require more than one ticket. Don’t miss the fun!


ILWACO — The SmileMobile, a fully-equipped mobile dental clinic, is coming to the Ilwaco Middle-High School from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. Appointments must be scheduled by Oct. 28. The SmileMobile provides dental care to children from birth through high school with limited family income. They accept Medicaid cards and a sliding fee scaled based on family income. To schedule an appointment or for more information please call 888-286-9105.

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 will be distributed to the school teachers and counselors. For further information please contact Mark Smith at 665-2513.

Daylight saving time ends

USA — On Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 a.m., clocks should be turned backward one hour as daylight saving time ends. This is also a good time to change your smoke alarm batteries.

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 or through Nov. 1 at any branch of Peninsula Pharmacies, 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, crackers and lots more.

Evangelists to speak

LONG BEACH — Peninsula Church of the Nazarene invites the public to a special presentation by Pastors Rex and LaWanda Bullock, World Ministry Evangelists, on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1301 Pacific Avenue N, Long Beach. Everyone is welcome to join together to hear about their recent trip to Africa. A free will offering will be taken to support their ministry. The Peninsula Church Ladies Ministry will host a simple lunch for the participants. If you have questions, please contact Peninsula Church of the Nazarene at 642-4520 or

Of soup & books...

ILWACO — Come to soup day at Time Enough Books in Ilwaco from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 and meet author Maggie Stuckey who will be signing copies of her new book, “Soup Night.” Samples of several featured soups will be served. Call 642-7667 for details and to reserve a copy now.

Christmas bazaar

SEAVIEW — St. Mary’s Parish in Seaview is holding their annual Christmas bazaar from daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 7, Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. Lunch and desserts will be available for purchase.

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.

Tillicum Foundation Meeting

ASTORIA — Tillicum Foundation will hold its annual membership meeting on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Episcopal Church at 1545 Franklin Street in Astoria. A complimentary breakfast for Coast Community Radio members will begin at 9 a.m., the meeting will start at 10 a.m. The agenda includes the election of five directors to serve on the board and reports on KMUN, KTCB and KCPB by Board President David Hall, and General Manager Joanne Rideout. Presentations will be made to recognize the Coast Community Radio’s “Programmer of the Year,” “Volunteer of the Year” and “Rookie of the Year” and the Board of Directors’ Award. The Tillicum Foundation is a 501(c) (3), educational corporation which owns the licenses of KMUN 91.9 FM, KTCB 89.5 FM, KCPB 90.9 FM and low power FM translators in Cannon Beach 89.5, in Wheeler 88.9, and in South Astoria 91.3. The Tillicum Foundation is a membership corporation.

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