Wednesday, Jan. 12

Safe Haven Project

PENINSULA — Jan. 12 through Jan. 14, the public is invited to join the University of Washington Hazards Mitigation Institute along with state and local emergency management agencies for the next phase of the Pacific County Safe Havens Project. Building from the tsunami vertical evacuation preferred community strategy, the Long Beach Peninsula will have an opportunity to determine potential methods for integrating vertical evacuation structures in a community sensitive manner. This hands-on community design workshop will use interactive methods of discussing structure design and alternative uses and is intended to guide future implementation. No experience or prior involvement is necessary and all are encouraged to join in the discussion and activities. Orientation is Jan. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Long Beach City Hall; Initial Design is that same evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ilwaco Community Building; Design Revision is Jan. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ilwaco Community Building; and the Final Design Review component is Jan. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ilwaco Community Building. Due to the interactive nature of this workshop R.S.V.P. is highly recommended. To participate, sign up with Tricia DeMarco, via e-mail at or by calling 512-573-3209.

Americans for prosperity

LONG BEACH — Pacific County Chapter of Americans for Prosperity meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Seaview Transit Center at 2750 Highway 101. The next meeting is Jan. 12 beginning at 6 p.m. All with an interest are welcome. For information call 642-2107 or e-mail

OP Lions

OCEAN PARK — The Ocean Park Area Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 240th and “U” Street. Anyone with an interest in being involved is encouraged to stop in for the meeting.

Good soil

LONG BEACH — On Jan. 12 at 6 p.m., the Long Beach Grange, at 5715 Sandridge Road, is holding a workshop on soil that will cover what makes good soil, how to prepare it, how to care for it, the proper pH balance and fertilizer to use, and what part ingredients like bio-char and cow fiber play in this mix. Samples can be run with an in-house pH meter. This workshop is free to grange members and there is a suggested $10 donation for non-members.

Humane Society meeting 

LONG BEACH — South Pacific County Humane Society holds their annual meeting at 6 p.m., Jan. 12 at The Breakers meeting room at 210 26th NW in Long Beach. Meet and greet fellow animal lovers, even if you’re not a member. 

Alzheimer support

LONG BEACH — Alzheimer’s Association 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 a person with dementia. For more information call Don Cantrell at 642-3787 ext. 226


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. Call 665-2598 for further information.

LB Lions

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Benson’s Restaurant in downtown Long Beach. Call 642-8322 for more information.

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 Jan. 12 is “Boom Town” starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert and Hedy Lamarr. 1940. 119 min.

Thursday, Jan. 13

Prayer Gathering

LONG BEACH — Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 13, at the Chautauqua Lodge there will be a Peninsula-wide prayer gathering for all the pastors and their congregations on the Long Beach Peninsula and other communities close by. Churches are coming together to pray for a renewed hunger and zeal for the things of God, strengthened families, revitalized churches, transformed cities and to walk in holiness. All denominations are welcome. For more information call 642-8562. 

Art Around Town

PENINSULA — The Peninsula Arts Association presents a change of artwork around the peninsula. At the Pacific County building are photographs by Bonnie Cozby and mixed media artwork created by Sharon Strong. Photographs by Nancy Meyrick are being shown at the Ocean Beach Hospital and Arlene Jayne presents her paintings at the Ilwaco library. 

Emergency council meeting

LONG BEACH  — The Pacific County Emergency Management Council meets from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Jan. 13 in the Pacific County administration facility, meeting room “A.” All with an interest are welcome. Call 875-9395 if you have questions.

Transit meeting

LONG BEACH — Pacific Transit System holds its regular quarterly board meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Pacific County meeting room at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. The public is invited to attend. Call 875-9418 if you have questions.


ILWACO — Ilwaco Toastmasters’ Night Owls group now meets from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Shorebank Annex at the Port of Ilwaco. The Lunch Bunch group meets from noon to 1 p.m., on the second and fourth Mondays in the community room at the Ilwaco Timberland Library. 

Energy Assistance Program

PACIFIC COUNTY — The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program through Coastal Community Action Program is now underway. Appointments can also be made online at This program provides financial assistance to help income eligible households make home heating more affordable. Call for detailed income guidelines, or to make an appointment at 800-828-4883; or from the Raymond/South Bend area call 875-8194.

Friday, Jan. 14

Firewood permits

ILWACO — Firewood cutting permits are available for $25 at Cape Disappointment State Park. Please call 642-3078 today and get your permit.


KLIPSAN — The Al-Anon daytime group meets on a new day of the week — Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Golden Sands Assisted Living. If you love someone who has issues with alcohol or you grew up in an alcoholic home, this is for you. Find help and hope and how to deal with this in a healthy way, in a safe environment. Call 665-5300 for more information. 

WWI Posters

ILWACO — Until March 12, the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco is presenting the exhibition “World War I Posters: On the Home Front,” which explores the war through an exceptional collection of 36 lithographic posters that were made to influence Americans’ support of the war. The posters were used to promote support from the home front, to recruit men, money and resources and to encourage home front sacrifices in order to sustain the military campaign. The local stories of service to World War I will be told through artifacts from families representing Pacific County and beyond. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays are free thanks to the Ilwaco Merchants Association. For more information call 642-3446 or visit

Burn permits

PENINSULA — 2011 Backyard Burn Permits are printed. The permits are free, and can be picked up at the following locations: Ocean Park fire station, Seaview fire station, Jack’s Country Store, Surfside Homeowners Association office, Pioneer Market and Seaview One Stop. It is required that you have a burn permit every time you burn. For more information, contact the District Office at 665-4451, or go to

Saturday, Jan. 15

Crab feed set 

LONG BEACH — The annual Ilwaco Sports Boosters Dungeness Crab Feed is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Long Beach Elks. All are welcome. 

Windless Kite Festival

LONG BEACH — On Jan. 15 and Jan. 16, it’s your chance to see kites fly without wind. This choreographed, kite flying show takes place in the Long Beach School Gym where experienced one-, two- and four-line kite flyers perform ballet, hot trick shoot outs and fly in pairs and more. The featured flyer, Connor Doran of “America’s Got Talent” fame, plus others who’ve won national kite competitions will entertain. Admission is by donation. If you have questions, call 642-4020 or see the Kite Museum’s webpage at

Sunday, Jan. 16

Native Peoples/National Parks

FORT CLATSOP — Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Fort Clatsop is hosting the next installment of its “In Their Footsteps” series. Dr. Douglas Deur will speak about Native peoples and national parks at    1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16 in the Netul River Room. Dr. Deur is research faculty in the Department of Anthropology at Portland State University and the University of Washington School of the Environment. He draws from his experiences working with American Indian communities that once occupied and continue to use national parks. He will discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities facing parks and Native people as they seek to protect places of cultural importance and to tell their stories to visitors in ways that honor their enduring relationships with these unique lands. For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471.

Peninsula meditation group 

KLIPSAN — A meditation group meets on Sundays at 3:30 p.m., in the Golden Sands conference room, off the west entrance.  Contact Kim at 642-2916, Jim at 665-3151, or Barb at 665-4421 if you need more information.

Overeaters Anonymous

PENINSULA — There are meetings four times a week on the Peninsula in both Seaview and Ocean Park, on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for those interested in the support group Overeaters Anonymous. If you have questions call 665-2535 or Kathleen at 642-8439.

Exploring Beekeeping Methods

RAYMOND — On Jan. 16 from         5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at 290 Camp One Road in Raymond, Willapa Valley Grange and Twin Harbors Coalition will present information on natural methods of managing honeybees. The workshop explores various hive designs, tools for managing pests and ways to reduce stresses on the hive. For seasoned beekeepers, come with your ideas to share and explore ways to keep hives healthy and alive. For non-beekeepers, come learn about the issues with pollinators and the fascinating world of honeybees. This is a potluck event with a suggested sliding donation. For more information contact Jeff Gee at 360-589-3444.

Monday, Jan. 17

Heart to Heart lunch

LONG BEACH — Get your ticket now to hear cardiologist Dr. Diana Rinkevich, from OHSU, one of three speakers at the annual Women’s Heart to Heart lunch, set for Feb. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Elks Lodge. ‘One Heart at a Time’ is the theme of this year’s forum, which focuses on the unique health issues women face. Tickets are available for $7 each at Peninsula Pharmacies and Ocean Beach Hospital Gift Shop. For more information, call Denise Ross, Ocean Beach Hospital’s diabetes educator, at 642-6308.

AA meetings

OCEAN PARK and SEAVIEW — Alcoholics Anonymous has two group meetings on the Peninsula. The Ocean Park group meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Ocean Park Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place on Mondays and Fridays. The second group meets seven days a week at 6:30 a.m., noon and 8 p.m., at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. For more information you can call 642-2902 or go to

Tuesday, Jan. 18

Alpha Theta

NASELLE — ESA Alpha Theta holds their monthly business meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the Naselle Timberland Library. If you have questions please call 484-3844.

North Beach Water

OCEAN PARK — The North Beach Water District board of commissioners meeting at 6 p.m., Jan. 18 at their office at 25902 Vernon Avenue, Suite D, in Ocean Park. The public is invited to attend. Call 665-4144 if you have questions.

Coat drive

SEAVIEW — Chico’s Pizza is once again gathering coats for the homeless throughout the month of January. Help someone less fortunate today! Call 642-3207 if you have questions.

Hydrant flushing

LONG BEACH — The city of Long Beach Water Department is flushing and flow testing hydrants in the Long Beach/Seaview area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., beginning Jan. 18 and continuing through Jan. 28. This action may cause temporary discoloration of the water due to iron sediment, and a reduction in pressure. There are no health risks associated with the discoloration. If you have questions, call 642-2203.

Grow & Live Spiritually

SEAVIEW — Anyone with an interest is invited to the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview to find out about spiritual tools and to use them during a gathering each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., led by Rev. Mary Evelyn Long. Coffee and tea will be available. Call 655-5300 for information.

Masonic meeting

ILWACO — Occident Lodge No. 99 meets at noon every Tuesday for a no host luncheon at the Imperial Schooner Restaurant at the Port of Ilwaco. Sojourners are welcome. For information call Jim at 665-6577 or Norm at 642-2258.

Weight Watchers

LONG BEACH — Join Weight Watchers’ new Points Plus program on Tuesday mornings at the Edgewater Inn in Long Beach.  Weigh-in is at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. For further information call 360-909-3671, 800-651-6000 or visit

Do Nothing Club

OCEAN PARK — Enjoy the gift of time throughout the year. And there’s no better time than now to check out the Do Nothing Club. The club is always looking for a few good men to meet on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at 24002 “U” Street in Ocean Park. You can play cribbage, shoot pool or sit around solve the world’s problems and meet and make new friends. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.


SEAVIEW — The Southwest Pacific County Peninsula Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m., at the 42nd Street Café in Seaview. For more information contact Club President Lynn Raymer at 665-2685 or go to

Wednesday, Jan. 19

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 Jan. 19 is “Annie” starring Carol Burnett and Albert Finney. 1981. 127 min.

DAR meeting

ASTORIA — The Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Jan. 19 at 11 a.m., at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. The program is provided by member Joan Johnson. Members and women wishing to join are invited to attend. Membership is open to women 18 and over who can trace their ancestry to someone who in some way assisted the colonists in the American Revolution. If you have questions, call Regent Evelyn Laughman at 503-325-4683 or Registrar Sue Glen at 503-861-0574.

Tilth meeting

OCEAN PARK — The next Tilth meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 6 p.m. to      8 p.m., at Adelaide’s Books in Ocean Park. Bring a hot dish, silverware and plate and share a meal with friends as Gayle Borchard discusses the proposed Long Beach Farmer’s Market. Attendees will also find out about other activities proposed for this year and get the details on the spring seed ordering group. For information call Cate Gable at 503-791-3129.

Diabetes Support Group

ILWACO — From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Jan. 19, in the meeting room at the hospital the public is invited to a gathering of the Ocean Beach Hospital Diabetes Support Group. The guest speaker, Don Cantrell, MA, licensed mental health counselor will discuss “Starting the New Year Right.” These meetings are free to the public, and everyone is welcome. For questions call 642-6308 or 642-6314.

Big 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.


SEAVIEW — National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meets on Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 “N” Place in Seaview. Discussion will center around the group’s focus in the coming year, program ideas, the NAMI Walk, etc. Come help plan for these events. If you have never been to a meeting, come find out about NAMI and what the group does. For more information call Kat at 665-6305 or Rosi at 665-5372. 

Grief support 

SEAVIEW — A Grief Support Group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m., in the fireside room at Peninsula Church Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview. Call 800-772-1319 if you have questions, or just come to this support group.

Future Events

Living w/Chronic Conditions

ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics is sponsoring a free six-week workshop that will run from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 20 through Feb. 24 in the hospital conference rooms to help people suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Developed by Stanford University, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” is an in-depth program that supplements clinical treatment and teaches patients how to pursue normal daily activities. Denise Ross, a registered nurse and the workshop coordinator, will help participants learn problem-solving and coping skills as well as techniques for dealing with pain, frustration, fatigue, isolation and depression. The course is ideal for people with heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other chronic diseases. For more information, or to register, contact Ross at 642-6308.


PENINSULA — A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Jan. 20 through Jan. 22, 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. Low tides adjusted for Pacific beaches those days are as follows: Thursday, Jan. 20, 8:08 p.m. –1.0; Friday, Jan. 21, 8:47 p.m. –0.9; Saturday, Jan. 22, 9:26 p.m. –0.5. 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.

Housing Authority meets

SOUTH BEND — On Thursday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m.,  the Joint Pacific County Housing Authority holds its regular monthly board meeting at the Pacific County Annex at 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive in South Bend. For information contact Christina Pegg, executive director at 423-0140 or 866-570-8840.

Gardening chat

OCEAN PARK — The public is invited to an informal gardening chat at the Ocean Park Library community room the third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. The topic for Jan 20 is seed catalogues, and maybe talking about a joint seed order. For information call 665-3061.

Cancer benefit

ROSBURG — From noon to 3 p.m., Jan. 22, all are encouraged to come to the Rosburg Hall for a spaghetti feed, silent auction and bake sale to help with expenses for Bernadine Blain Chattick who is battling cancer. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. If you have questions call Marlea at 465-2262 or Robin at 491-7810.

Benefit dinner

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Grange is co-hosting the second annual benefit dinner to aid the Domestic Violence Awareness Project in raising funds to educate and help stop domestic violence. The dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread and a great dessert for just $8 for adults or $6 for kids under 12 years old. Come enjoy good food and friends while aiding a much-needed cause. If you have questions call Connie at 360-591-6272.

Ridgefield fieldtrip

LONGVIEW — On Saturday, Jan. 22, Willapa Hills Audubon will travel to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge for viewing of winter waterfowl and raptors.  Swans are often present. The field trip will include the auto loop with minimal walking where allowed. Departure from Longview is at 8 a.m., with a planned return of around noon. To reserve your place, call 360-575-9238 or e-mail John Green at

Naturalist speaks

RAYMOND — Renowned naturalist Brent Nixon, CEO and president of “Nature Talks — Are you listening?,” an organization dedicated to environmental education and endangered species research in the wild, will speak at the Raymond Theatre at 2 p.m. on Jan. 23 as the next Sunday Afternoon Live event. Nixon created the non-profit “Adventures in Nature” more than eight years ago to answer growing requests from public education facilities and community groups for quality information about our environment and the creatures that dwell within it. During his Pacific County appearance, he will be presenting 12 outreach programs to the Raymond, South Bend, Willapa Valley, Ocosta and Long Beach schools. Tickets can now be purchased at South Bend Pharmacy, Sagen’s Pharmacy in Raymond, and at the theater for $10 for adults and $5 for children, or by sending an SASE to SAL, P.O. Box 221, South Bend, WA 98586 or e-mailing

AAUW meeting

ILWACO — The Willapa Chapter of the AAUW meets at 7 p.m., Jan. 24 in the Ilwaco Community Building. The Spring Tea committee is hosting the meeting, which will feature a scholarship recipient, Pat Donnely, who will entertain on the piano and share her feelings about the scholarship award. In addition, Boyd Keyser who will speak regarding the upcoming school levy.

Fisheries meeting

ASTORIA — From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jan. 24, at the Holiday Inn Express on Marine Drive in Astoria there will be an information meeting on the winter, spring and summer select area fisheries to present spring Chinook run size expectations and to solicit public involvement in the commercial and recreational fishery planning process. All with an interest are welcome. Call Patrick Hulett at 360-577-0197 or Steve Meshke at 503-325-6452 if you have questions.

Romantic German songs

OCEAN PARK — German romantic art songs and duets under the theme “Journeying with Spirit and Love,” will be shared starting at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, and 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 30 at Grace Episcopal Church in Astoria. Andrea Weilgart Patten, a soprano, and her daughter, Anja, a higher soprano, will be accompanied by pianist Ronald Thompson. Karin Temple, who will give literary background on the song poetry, together with David Myers on viola and Alexandra Myers on piano, will be joining the Astoria program. A free-will offering will gratefully be accepted for the music fund and for accompanying musicians. If you have questions call 642-2916.

Friends of the Library 

NASELLE — The Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library are having their annual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone is encouraged to come. New members for the board are needed. If you have any question call Sue Holt at 484-7121, ext. 10, or e-mail

Heart to Heart lunch

LONG BEACH — Cardiologist Dr. Diana Rinkevich, from OHSU, will be one of three speakers at the annual Women’s Heart to Heart lunch, Feb. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Elks Lodge. ‘One Heart at a Time’ is the theme of this year’s forum, which focuses on the unique health issues women face. The event is co-sponsored by Ocean Beach Hospital Auxiliary and Gift Shop, and Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics. In addition to Dr. Rinkevich, other speakers will include Gwen Meyer, ARNP, from the Naselle Clinic; and Susie Fisher, RN, the regional program manager of the Providence Stroke Center in Portland. Tickets are available for $7 each at Peninsula Pharmacies and Ocean Beach Hospital Gift Shop. For more information, call Denise Ross, Ocean Beach Hospital’s diabetes educator, at 642-6308.

Farmers Market volunteers

LONG BEACH — The Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market will get off the ground in May. An authentic farmers’ market, this event will be exclusively a food market dedicated to showcasing the spectacular eats of the Columbia-Pacific region and to supporting and celebrating the hardworking people who bring those foods to our community. The market will include 20 or so farmers, ranchers, fishers, growers, and package food producers, and will also feature entertainment and games. It will be a place to meet your neighbor every Friday afternoon/evening and have fun! Many volunteers will be needed each week from noon until 7:30 p.m., mid-May through September. Please contact Gayle Borchard at 642-4421 or if you wish to volunteer.

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