Wednesday, May 31

ABERDEEN — Grays Harbor College is hosting a Career Fair on May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 901 S. Boone Street in Aberdeen. The fair will help students, graduates and general public seeking employment opportunities in the region. Bring your resume and dress for success. Employers can email or call Loretta Thomas at 360-538-2372 or email

LONG BEACH — 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. Playing on May 31 is “Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid,” starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford. 1969. 112 minutes.

Thursday, June 1

LONG BEACH — On June 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Long Beach Elementary will open their doors for a Student Art Show. Student artwork will be displayed throughout the school. The Principal’s Choice art awards will be in the downstairs hall, and there will be classroom art displays as well as two performances by the Eagle Choir in the foyer. Associated Student Body members will serve hors d’oeuvres. Long Beach Elementary School and Peninsula

ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital Auxiliary offers a blood pressure clinic every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the hospital. These clinics are free and open to public. Call 642-3181 for more information.

OCEAN PARK — The Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) group meets at Ocean Park Community Church at 268th and Vernon in Ocean Park every Thursday morning. Weigh-in begins at 7 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. Meetings are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every week. All are welcome. For further information, please call Dee at 665-6507 or Donna at 665-2336.

Friday, June 2

ILWACO — June 2 is the first Ilwaco Art Walk for 2017! Come discover Ilwaco. During this self-guided tour, local artists and businesses open their galleries, shops and studios to showcase the extraordinary talent found here locally. There will be demonstrations, original art and art-inspired specials throughout town. From the Port of llwaco (ArtPort Gallery, Marie Powell Gallery, Don Nisbett Gallery, Purly Shell Fiber Arts, Schroeder Woodworking, RiversZen Yoga, Time Enough Books, OleBob’s Galley Café, Salt Restaurant/Hotel), to downtown Ilwaco, (Bill Atwood/A. Eskelin Studio, Jacob’s Hammer Custom Metal Works, Antique Gallery, Serious Pizza, Roots, Olde Towne Trading Post Café, Queen La De Da’s) attendees are sure to enjoy this incredible experience. Don’t miss out — get hooked!

ILWACO — The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is honored to present an exhibition of 82 paintings representing the native plants of Oregon’s eight Ecoregions by Frances Stilwell. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Stilwell received her Master of Science degree in Botany-Biophysics in 1967 and moved to Oregon in 1969. After moving to Oregon, Stilwell realized the way to define her new home was by learning the native plants, and calling on her natural inclinations, began to draw them. Since then, Stillwell has published two books related to Oregon native plants. The exhibition is primarily comprised of pastel drawings with some oils and watercolors. It will be on view from May 12 through July 8. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is located at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free on Thursdays thanks to the Port of Ilwaco. For more information please call 360-642-3446 or visit

Saturday, June 3

ILWACO — Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse invite the public to help celebrate the 119th anniversary of the North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco. Numerous events will take place to celebrate the Lighthouse’s birthday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 3 at Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco. Parking and a free shuttle to the Lighthouse will be available at the Cape D Café. Parking is also available at the North Head Lighthouse parking area. A Discover Pass will not be needed for vehicle access to the park that day because June 3 is a State Parks ‘Free Day,’ in recognition of National Trails Day. This fun family event will feature music, Sunshine the Clown, an open house at a lighthouse keeper’s residence, a store, a small museum with exhibits related to the lighthouse and surrounding area, guided historical hikes at noon and 1 p.m., cake and refreshments. A special offering will be tours of the Maya Lin-designed art installations in Cape Disappointment at 3 p.m. Installations will include the cedar grove, the Confluence Boardwalk and the Fish Cleaning Table. For more information, contact Janet Easley, Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse,, 360-665-5580 or Lona Niemi,, 360- 642-2502, or call Cape Disappointment at 360-642-3029.

NASELLE — On Saturday, June 3 at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the community is invited to come to Naselle High School to recognize and celebrate the graduating class of 2017.

LONG BEACH — On June 3 and June 4, there is lots going on in downtown Long Beach. On Saturday on the Main Stage at Veterans Field enjoy three shows from Paradise of Samoa Dance Troupe. Times TBD. On Saturday and Sunday, Buck and Elizabeth will be performing at Gazebo Park with two shows each day. The Maddox Dance Studio will host their Summer Concert at the main stage at Veterans Field on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Then on Sunday on the main stage at Veterans Field join the FOG Band for live music from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sonshine the Clown will be in town on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, like them on Facebook at

Saturday Market open

ILWACO — The Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco is open every Saturday through the end of September from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop for fresh farm produce, regionally created arts and crafts, potted plants and cut flowers or enjoy chowder, juicy hamburgers and more while you munch on hot donuts, handmade sausage and yummy baked goods. And you will find fine art photography, metal art, fashionable shopping bags, kitchen linens, children’s toys, a dazzling array of jewelry, embroidered shirts and much more. Stroll along the harbor front and watch the people, dogs and boats go by.

OCEAN PARK and LONG BEACH — Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with problems related to food including, compulsive overeaters, those with binge eating disorders, bulimics and anorexics. Local meetings are held each Saturday at 10 a.m. at First Place Mall, Suite 3, in Long Beach and at the Ocean Park Library on Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome. Call Vivian at 665-3048 or Diane at 503-318-6608 for more information.

Sunday, June 4

LONG BEACH — Join the Jam on the first and third Sunday each month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Long Beach Grange located at 5715 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Bring your instruments and music. Come play, listen, or sing-a-long to traditional, bluegrass, folk, blues, country and pop. All levels welcome. The next gatherings are June 4 and June 18. Call 360-642-2239 for more information.

Monday, June 5

OCEAN PARK — The Beach Barons meet the first Monday of each month in the clubhouse just south of Bay Avenue in Ocean Park. The next meeting is set for June 5. Anyone with an interest is welcome. For information call 642-3998 or 665-5743.

Tuesday, June 6

OCEAN PARK — All men are welcome to join others every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, located at 24002 U Street Ocean Park. This group is not affiliated with the church but use it for our meetings. This is a non-denominational group that gathers to enjoy cribbage, pool or just solving the world’s problems. Attendees take turns making a light lunch for the group each week, and through a small monetary donation weekly provide care to those in need during the holidays. For information contact Jack McBride at 360-665-2721 or Russ Jones at 360-665-3939.

LONG BEACH — The local Veterans office is located at 318 NE 2nd St., in the old Pacific County building. This is a full service office with a trained service officer available to assist veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays. The phone number is 642-1228 or e-mail

Wednesday, June 7

ILWACO — There’s a new knitting group at Luanne Hanes’ Olde Towne Coffee Café, located at 108 1st Avenue in Ilwaco that meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. All skill levels are welcome including those wanting to learn to knit. There will be experienced knitters there to help teach and to help problem solve if you are having challenges. This is a good time to engage in a fun hobby and a place to make new friends. If you have questions call Olde Towne at 360-777-3085 or Donna Magnuson at 360-642-7116.

LONG BEACH — 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. Playing on June 7 is “Sands of Iwo Jima” John Wayne, Adelle Mara. 1949. 109 min.

Future Events

ILWACO and SOUTH BEND — Alzheimer’s Association family 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 memory loss. In Ilwaco, meetings are the second Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Ilwaco Community Building, 158 1st Avenue N or in South Bend, meetings are held the third Thursday of the month, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 pm, at Willapa Harbor Hospital, Evergreen Room, 800 Alder St, South Bend. For information call Helen Morning Star at 360-533-2277.

WASHINGTON STATE — In honor of National Get Outdoors Day, June 10 is a State Parks “free day” when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife on these days.

CAPE D — This year’s Waikiki beach concert series kicks off at 7 p.m., June 10 at Cape Disappointment State Park. The band, 3 Fiddlers— 3 Traditions are from three very different backgrounds – Danish, American, and Native American – who love to play together. Enjoy old dance tunes, whirling waltzes, happy polkas, groovy jigs, fiery reels and breathless hopsas plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the Island of Fanø, Denmark” are simply a brief glance into the complexities and multi-layered performances of fiddlers Ruth Dornfeld, Kristian Bugge and Jamie Fox. This creates a versatile array of melodies that sends the listener’s ears to distant lands… certainly a performance not to be missed. 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.

LONG BEACH — The public is invited to attend the WellSpring Coalition meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 in the main conference room the county building at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Please join attendees and help work toward a safer and healthier environment for our community. For additional information call 642-9300 Ext. 2639 or email

LONG BEACH — On Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14, at 2 p.m. behind the Elk’s Lodge in Long Beach, members of American Legion Post #48, the Elk’s (B.P.O.E. 1937), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will observe Flag Day with a short program honoring the flag. This will be followed by the Ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable Flags carried by American Legion members. Members of the public may bring their worn and faded flags to the Ceremony or take them to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, any fire station or to the Long Beach City Hall. The flags will be picked up on Monday, June 12, in preparation for the ceremony. All are invited to the ceremony that will be followed by cookies and coffee or juice at the Elk’s Lodge. If you have questions, please call Legion Post Commander Ron Robbins at 360-931-3995 or Legion Auxiliary President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662.

ILWACO — On Saturday, June 17 at 5 p.m., the community is invited to come to Ilwaco High School at Black Lake to recognize and celebrate the graduating class of 2017.

ILWACO — WSU Master Gardeners of Pacific County present a workshop on Permaculture: Design for Sustainable Living on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You’ve heard the term, but what is permaculture all about? Come find out about the benefits for Earth, creatures and all of humanity. You will see examples of common permaculture features in this unique workshop. If you have a plant questions or problems, come ask a Master Gardener! If possible bring samples of your plant problem. And, don’t miss their plant sale. All events are being held at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St, Ilwaco until 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Elena Righettini@

ILWACO — On Saturday, June 24, Flotilla 62 Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a Boating Safely class for the public. This class will be at the Port of Ilwaco conference room at 165 Howerton Ave, Ilwaco, (street side upstairs on second floor). This one-day class is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (arrive by 7:45 a.m. to sign in). The class is $10 and includes all class materials and booklet. The class meets the requirements for the Washington boating education card. Learn the keys to staying safe while enjoying recreational boating! For further information or to sign up call 360-642-0039.

CATHLAMET — The Bald Eagle Days Planning Committee is currently seeking musicians to play at the 2017 Bald Eagle Days, Saturday July 15. For consideration please submit an mp3 file or video link by email to the Chamber at In addition, please include the amount you charge for both a 1 hour set and two 45 minute sets. Submissions will be accepted through June 7 and selections will be made by June 13. The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting local business, encouraging economic development, and fostering community interaction and involvement.

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