Wednesday, May 6Big Book meeting
OCEAN PARK - The Ocean Park Big Book meeting is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at Ocean Park Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place. All are welcome. For information call Jeannie at 665-3831.
PENINSULA - Harbors Home Health and Hospice provides nail and foot care for disabled and senior persons, who are unable to complete their own nail care, by appointment. Appointments are made in Long Beach the first Wednesday of each month and in Ocean Park the second Wednesday every other month. There is a $25 fee. Medicare and most insurance do not cover nail care. For an appointment call 800-772-1319.
LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m., on May 6 at Willapa Behavioral Health, 2204 Pacific Highway North. Call 642-3787 for more information.
KLIPSAN - The Ocean Park Area Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. Anyone with an interest in being involved is encouraged to stop in for the meeting.
OCEAN PARK - The Writers' Circle meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Ocean Park Library. The meetings are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The purpose of the meetings is to critique each other's work in friendly, helpful ways. For more information call 642-6424 or 665-3835.
SEAVIEW - Al-Anon family groups meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. These non-smoking meetings are open to all. Call 642-2902 for more information.
Boat launch closed
CAPE D - The boat launch at Cape Disappointment State Park is closed through June 30, during construction of a comfort station. Contact the park office at 642-3078 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Health Department will hold an emergency preparedness tabletop exercise on May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The focus of this exercise will be: requesting, receiving, storage, security, distribution and prioritized usage of strategic national stockpile supplied antivirals. They will discuss how to determine who will get the medications and in what order of priority they will get them; where the medications will be stored; and who and where will they be distributed. There will also be a review and exercise of the hospital's pandemic influenza plans. This exercise will take place at the new south Pacific County Administrative Building meeting room at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Light refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P. to Kathy Spoor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 875-9343.
OCEAN PARK - A Grief Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. and the third Thursday at 5:30 p.m. This month's meetings are May 7 and May 21. Meetings are at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church at 240th and "U" Street. Harbors Home Health and Hospice sponsors these gatherings. Contact them at 800-772-1319.
ILWACO - Thanks to the generous support of the Ilwaco Merchants, you can visit the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco on Thursdays free of charge. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Bring the family and come see what treasures our local museum has to offer.
KLIPSAN - From noon to 1 p.m., each Thursday, an Overeaters Anonymous group meets at Golden Sands Assisted Living Center in Klipsan (across from the senior center). Anyone having a problem with food is welcome. If you have questions call Dianne at 665-2348.
LONG BEACH - Everyone is welcome to come to the Elks Lodge in Long Beach for line dancing each Thursday. Beginners are at 5:30 p.m. and intermediate at 6:30 p.m., and are just $3 per class. Line dancing is great fun - come check it out. Call Linda at 360-783-2389 if you need more information.
Divorce Support Group
OCEAN PARK - A divorce support group meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Baptist Church, 23802 Pacific Highway in Ocean Park. Everyone is welcome. Call 665-0804 for details.
Art around town
ILWACO - Ocean Beach Hospital is hosting artists Theodore Diebold and Rick Houston during May and June. Come see some of the work of these two talented members of the Peninsula Arts Association.
RAYMOND - "Harvey" by Mary Chase, the spring production of the Willapa Players, opens with a grand champagne gathering on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m., at the Hannan Playhouse on Eighth Street in Raymond. The Willapa Players' current version is directed by Lisa Mullen and Assistant Director Heidi Stonebraker. Performances are Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 10, at 2 p.m.; then again on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 and are available at South Bend Pharmacy, Everyone's Video and More in Raymond and at the door, if available, one-half hour before performance.
OCEAN PARK - Commodity Supplemental Food Program distribution will be Friday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at ReachOut Food Bank in Ocean Park. This program is for low-income seniors, children five and six years old, and post-partum women. For additional information or to find if you qualify for this program, please call Norma at 665-6970 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Living w/Chronic conditions
ILWACO - Ocean Beach Hospital is hosting a six-week workshop series on 'Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions' on Fridays, May 8 through June 12 in the hospital conference rooms. The weekly sessions will run from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend this course that is ideal for people with heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other chronic illnesses. Topics include techniques for dealing with pain, frustration, fatigue, isolation, depression and much more. For more information or to register call Denise Ross, R.N., at 642-6308 or Gloria VanDeHey at 642-6314.
Amnesty from traffic fines
PACIFIC COUNTY - South District Court for Pacific County is offering a "collection amnesty program" throughout the month of May. Designed to help those with outstanding traffic tickets and fines, the court and their collection agency have agreed to waive interest and 40 percent of collection costs. For those paying by credit card an additional $25 will be added to the balance owed. The court is offering the 30-day program through May 31. Those with outstanding tickets or fines should contact the court directly by calling 642-9417 extension 2517.
OCEAN PARK - AA meets each Monday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park United Methodist Church located at 1202 262nd Place in Ocean Park. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 642-8449.
ASTORIA - The "Spring Fete and Artists Fair" will be held at Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 1545 Franklin in Astoria, on Friday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a celebration of spring and will include handmade craft items, plants, baked goods, jewelry, prints, stationery and fine arts items from local artists. Gardening demonstrations, light lunch fare and a raffle complete the fun. Proceeds from the fair support charitable works of the Episcopal Church Women of Grace. For more information call Grace Episcopal Church at 503-325-4691.
SaturdayFisher Poets perform
LONG BEACH - The Shelburne Inn at 4415 Pacific Way in Seaview is hosting a fun night of poetry with several Fisher Poet favorites, including Geno Leech and Jay Speakman beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 9. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to hear these folks share their stories and humor. Reservations are suggested by calling 642-4150.
Lions plant sale
OCEAN PARK - The Ocean Park Lions Club is holding a fundraising plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 9 at Bay Street and "R," across from The Bank of the Pacific in Ocean Park. Proceeds from the sale go towards replacement of the magnifier reader at Golden Sands.
Surplus building materials
LONG BEACH - The 5th Annual Surplus Building Material Sale sponsored by South Pacific County Master Building, will be held in Dr. Roof's parking lot at 1819 Pacific Ave., South in Long Beach on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds of this event will be donated to the South Pacific County Humane Society. Come support local business and this great fundraising event.
Carrier's food drive
OCEAN PARK - The Ocean Park Postal Carriers will be participating in the National Postal Carriers Food Drive on May 9. Please place your non-perishable food items in a plastic grocery bag and hang the bag on your mailbox. (You may also place the bags in the mailbox if necessary.) More than 300 pounds of food was collected for ReachOut Food Bank last year. Let's beat that this year! Your carriers and ReachOut Food Bank appreciate your participation in this annual event. Call 665-6567 for information.
KLIPSAN - A fundraising Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. For just $5 for adults, $3 for children, you have a choice of pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage or biscuit and gravy with scrambled eggs. Beverage is included. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
SEAVIEW - NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets every Saturday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the north end of the Peninsula Church Center in Seaview. Local residents facilitate this structured, confidential recovery group open to anyone who has lived with a psychiatric disorder. For information or a ride, call 665-6305 or 665-4421.
LONG BEACH - The Longest Beach Cribbage Club meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Chautauqua Lodge in the Anchor lounge at 14th Street and Ocean Beach Boulevard. The play will be according to ACC rules. The cost is $5, with double elimination and 100 percent payback. Anyone with an interest is invited. For more information call 642-3994.
ILWACO - The Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco is open every Saturday through Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For highlights and more information go to www.portofilwaco.org/saturdaymarket.html or call 360-783-1143.
ILWACO - Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ilwaco Masonic Lodge No. 99, holds its annual yard, garden and plant sale with all proceeds to benefit their "Bikes for Books Program" for Long Beach and Ocean Park elementary schools. The sale will be held at the west-end of the Port of Ilwaco parking lot on Howerton Way. For information call 665-3037.
Severe weather training
PACIFIC NORTHWEST - The National Weather Service (NWS) offices in the Pacific Northwest will be conducting a Severe Weather Awareness Campaign through May 9 to help educate the public on severe weather hazards. The public is invited to join in to provide valuable information to your community. During this special week, the NWS will be issuing special daily Public Information Statements about severe weather by highlighting a different topic each day. You can find information that focuses on the specific weather topic each day from www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/severeawareweek.php. or www.weather.gov/safety.php.
PENINSULA - A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on May 9 and May 10, with digging allowed between midnight and noon. The best time to start is an hour or two before low tide. Low tides are as follows: Saturday, May 9, 8:34 a.m. -0.8 and Sunday, May 10, 9:13 a.m. -0.7. 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.
SundayBroadway and Beyond
KLIPSAN - Broadway and Beyond is a musical event you won't want to miss. To be held at the Peninsula Senior Center on Mother's Day, May 10 beginning at 3 p.m., the event features a variety of wonderfully talented local residents. Admission is by donation and all proceeds benefit the Golden Sands Wellness Park. For more information call Pam Fox at 665-2517.
PENINSULA - Do you want to go to summer camp? Reach Out Ministries may be able to help with camp fees. They will pay up to $200 per child. This program is available for students in first through 12th grade. Pick up scholarship applications at the school, or call Pat Smith at 665-6632. Don't delay, get your child's application in today. Reach Out Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth on the Peninsula. Tax-deductible monetary donations are appreciated. Send them to: ReachOut Ministries, P.O. Box 59, Long Beach, WA 98631.
PENINSULA - Destiny Friends Worship Project, an evangelical Quaker group meeting Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m., invites you to participate as they learn, love and live Christ together. Contact Pastors Dan and Mindy Burns for the location details at 665-0879 or visit the Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Web site at www.nwfriends.org.
ILWACO - The Peninsula Quilt Guild meets the second Monday of the month at 1 p.m., at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. This month's meeting is May 11. All with an interest are welcome. Call 642-2763 for more information.
ILWACO - The Ilwaco City Council meets at 6 p.m. on May 11 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Lake Street. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-3145 for more information.
SEAVIEW - The Pacific County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 11 at the Pacific County Transit Building in Seaview. For information call 665-0102, 665-0023 or e-mail Marshall Tate at email@example.com.
LONG BEACH - Discovery Coast Audubon Society of Pacific County meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the PUD auditorium. On May 11 they are offering a free introduction to Beginning Birding 101. Come learn how the birding classes are conducted and sign up for the next birding classes. Your participation is what makes birding such a success. For more information please call 642-1310.
LONG BEACH - The SandSations Committee is on the hunt for SandSations T-shirts from the past 25 years. Do you have any SandSations shirts that are still in good condition and you're willing to part with? If so, bring your T-shirt donations to Long Beach City Hall at 115 Bolstad Avenue West in Long Beach. Once all 25 shirts are collected they will be sewn into a quilt for next year's event. The committee is also looking for volunteers to help with SandSations. For more information, contact Ragan Andrew at Long Beach City Hall at 642-4421.
Class of 2009 Quilt Raffle
ILWACO - The parents of Ilwaco High School's senior class are raffling a queen-size quilt to raise funds for the 2009 substance free graduation party. The party ensures the students celebrate in a drug and alcohol free environment. This year's quilt was made and donated by Earlene Nichols and Liz Hylton. Tickets for this beautiful quilt are $2 each or three for $5 and are available at Scrapaccino in Long Beach. The drawing will be May 11.
TuesdayCommunity Network meeting
LONG BEACH - The WellSpring Community Network, a coalition of concerned community members and professionals, will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 12, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the P.U.D Building on Sandridge Road. Come join the group as they consider ways to make our community a healthy, special place for children, youth and families. If you have questions please contact Margaret Harshfield 360-208-3295 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. on May 12 at city hall. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-4421 for additional information.
SEAVIEW - NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Pacific County meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Peninsula Church Center. The times alternate between afternoons and evenings in order to accommodate everyone. The next meeting will be May 12 at 6:30 p.m. and will feature guest Deborah Stout, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Ms. Stout has been in private practice in Astoria for several years and is a highly regarded practitioner in the community. She will focus on answering questions regarding treatment, particularly medications. This can include interactions with over-the-counter medications and the use of natural supplements.
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
SEASIDE - The Northcoast Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group will walk the riverwalk for pledges to raise money for ongoing education, support and more as part of National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12. If you have any questions, please call Sheila at 665-4870 or Carol at 503-325-1100.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK -The Do Nothing Club is a men's group that meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. You can play cribbage, shoot pool or sit around and just grouse if you want. Meet and make some new friends. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
Child Car Seat Inspections
OCEAN PARK - There will be a free child car seat inspection by trained child passenger safety technicians from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 12 at Ocean Park fire station. Stop by and have your child's car seat inspected and make sure you have it installed properly. For information call 665-4451.
Legion & Auxiliary gather
ILWACO - A potluck followed by meetings of the American Legion and Auxiliary will be on Tuesday, May 12 at 5 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Please bring a dish to share and spend some time with veterans and their families. For information, please call Post Commander Dick Wallace or Unit President Ellen Wallace at 642-4188.
Wednesday, May 13Kindergarten registration
LONG BEACH - Parents of kids who will be entering Long Beach Elementary School's kindergarten program this next year are encouraged to attend a kindergarten orientation beginning at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, May 13. The orientation gives parents and guardians a chance to gather information, meet teachers, tour the school, go on a scavenger hunt, explore kindergarten classrooms and begin the registration process. Call 642-3242 for more information.
RAYMOND - On Wednesday, May 13 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Raymond High School Relay For Life team is doing a McTakeover at the Raymond McDonald's. McDonald's is donating a share of each purchase to the relay team. Please come in to enjoy good food and good company and support the Relay For Life of Willapa Bay.
LONG BEACH - The Ilwaco-Long Beach Kiwanis meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the El Compadre Restaurant at 1900 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. If you have questions or need additional information, call 665-2598.
Future EventsMarine Resources meeting
SEAVIEW - Pacific County Exploratory Marine Resources Committee meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on May 14 at the Seaview Transit building. The purpose of this committee is to "harness the dedication, creativity and wisdom of county residents to compliment ongoing efforts to restore and manage coastal marine resources." Suggested topics for discussion include some of the following: ocean acidification, wave amplification - dredging and disposal/ocean dumping, invasive species control and restrictions of pest control, regulations that threaten local businesses, beach erosion and many more. For information call the Pacific County Conservation District at 875-9424.
LONG BEACH - The photography club meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Picture Attic, 711 Pacific Avenue North in Long Beach. This month's meeting is May 14. Come share and learn with others. Call 642-4770 for more information.
NASELLE - The Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library will have a book sale on Friday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Naselle Lutheran Church at 308 Knappton Road. Members only can shop from 10 a.m. to noon. (Memberships may be purchased at the door.) The book sale is then open to everyone from noon to 4 p.m. The sale continues on May 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stock up on some great reads. Proceeds benefit the Naselle Timberland Library. For more information call 484-3877.
SEAVIEW - On Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m., stage lights in the open-beamed ceiling of the living room in Seaview's historic Sou'wester Lodge will once again shine down upon The Heartsparkle players in an evening of chamber theatre. Performing 'Stories of Rites of Passage,' the ensemble is utilizing the playback theatre technique. Members of the audience tell moments from their lives and watch the performers recreate that moment with movements, music and dialogue. Admission is by donation. Complimentary light refreshments will be provided. Because a packed house is anticipated and because space is limited, advanced reservations are advised. For information and reservations, call Sou'wester Lodge at 642-2542.
AARP Driving class
KLIPSAN BEACH - There will be a driver-safety class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. The mature driver class consists of two four-hour sessions on two separate days and covers a wide range of driving situations. There are no tests. The cost is $14 for the class, with AARP members receiving a $2 discount with proof of membership. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Call Gloria Farley at 665-6419 to register.
Lupus & Fibromyalgia
SEASIDE - The Northcoast Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets on May 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the education center at the Seaside Hospital. The guest speaker is Dr. Garrett Marshall from the Sports, Occupational, Rehabilitation and Medicine Clinic with news on medication, research and treatments that may help. If you have any questions, please call Sheila at 665-4870 or Carol at 503-325-1100.
RAYMOND - A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at 324 Jackson St. in Raymond, on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on the third Tuesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The next meeting is May 19. Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with dementia. Contact group facilitator Laurie Johnson at 360-942-2603.
Fair Queen candidates wanted
PACIFIC COUNTY - Pacific County Fair is looking for candidates for the 2009 Fair Queen Contest. All interested girls, high school and home schooled, are encouraged to participate. The deadline to apply is May 20. For more information please contact Ava Robinson 360-942-5450 or Leslie Goodin 360-942-9208.
Daughters of American Revolution
ASTORIA - Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meet at 11:30 a.m., on May 20 at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. Kathleen Zimmer will present a program on her recent travels and new members will be inducted. Women interested in membership may call Sue Glen at 503-861-0574 or planning to attend call Pat Wendt at 503-325-2216. The chapter will begin collecting U.S. flags needing retirement for their annual flag retirement ceremony to be held on June 14 at 1 p.m. at the Fort Stevens Historical Park. Flags may be given to any member or dropped off at sites to be announced later this month.
New Museum Director
ASTORIA - From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 22, the Columbia River Maritime Museum is hosting a reception for their new executive director Dr. Sam Johnson. The public is encouraged to come meet this thoughtful, engaging, humorous, down-to-earth and energized man. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the Kern Room.
Yard Sale items wanted
KLIPSAN - Golden Sands Assisted Living is now collecting items for their annual yard sale, to be held on May 23. Drop off items between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays. Please ask for Pam Fox or call her at 665-0190 for information.
Circus in town
LONG BEACH - The Culpepper Merriwether Circus is coming on May 25. Hosted by the Lions Club, the circus will be set up just south of the Bolstad approach in a lot on the dunes. This should be a delightful activity for families, with two performances, one at 4 p.m. and a second at 7 p.m. For more information go to the Web site www.cmcircus.com, or call 642-8322.
LONG BEACH - The city of Long Beach hosts horse and wagon rides, face painting, kids games, clowns and more each weekend beginning Saturday, May 26 through Labor Day weekend. Come to town and have some fun.
PACIFIC COUNTY - There will be a temporary closure of Sandridge Road at MP 2.40, north of Sid Snyder Drive and south of 65th Street beginning at 7 a.m., on Tuesday, May 26, and continuing through 5 p.m., on Friday, May 29. Pacific County will be replacing existing cross culverts. Additional information regarding this temporary road closure can be obtained by calling 642-9368.
Town hall meeting
ILWACO - The WellSpring Community Network is sponsoring a town hall meeting on Thursday, May 28 entitled, "Growing a Great Place to Live" that will focus on what our young people need to succeed. National speaker and author Clay Roberts will discuss developmental assets that help build strong communities, including family support, adult role models, youth programs, creative activities, self-esteem, caring neighborhoods and much more. The event, held at Hilltop Auditorium, is free of charge and includes dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the town hall gathering from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Anyone with an interest in youth is encouraged to attend.
Wood products workshop
OAKVILLE - On Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., NW Certified Forestry will host a one-day workshop on small-scale custom sawmilling and wood-drying at the Wild Thyme Farm in Oakville. This workshop will provide useful information for a wide audience, including small woodland owners, small mill operators, wood manufacturers and others. For more information log onto www.nnrg.org/news-events/events, or contact Kirk Hanson at 360-316-9317 or email@example.com.
New library hours
PACIFIC COUNTY - As of June 1, Timberland Libraries in Pacific County will be open the following hours. Ilwaco: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ocean Park: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Naselle: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. South Bend: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Raymond: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NW Garlic Festival
OCEAN PARK - The 28th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival sponsored by the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce is coming June 20 and 21. This year the event will be held on Wilson Field, also known as the Beach Barons Rod Run Field. This will allow off-street parking and more space for the vendors and entertainment. Besides the garlic crafts and food, there will also be local artists, crafters and entrepreneurs at our event. The entertainment this year again is top notch! On Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. come and listen to the Beaver Boogie Group and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Fabulous Farelanes are back! On Sunday, June 21, the Beaver Boogie Group returns to entertain from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then beginning 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Southern Breakdown Band will be on board. Even though there will be picnic tables available it is a good idea to bring your chairs and blankets to sit a spell and listen to the music after you have visited the vendors. For more festival information you may call the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce Office at 665-4448 or 888-751-9354. For vendor information you may contact Phyllis Knight at 665-5495.