Wednesday, May 30

Commercial fishermen course

    ASTORIA — On May 30 and May 31 from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., the MERTS campus of Clatsop Community College is offering a drill conductor course on marine safety and survival training. The class is free but pre-registration is required. Topics of instruction include: personal safety gear, personal safety kits, safety regulations, onboard drills, dewatering pumps, USCG rescue, preparation for emergencies, cold water survival skills, hypothermia, an in-water practicum, patching and plugging, marine fire fighting, immersion suits and personal floatation devices, signals, EPIRBs and much more. Call 503-240-9337 or 503-240-9373 to register today.

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 May 30 is “Cactus Flower,” starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn. 1969. 105 min.

Thursday, May 31

Visitor bureau meeting

    LONG BEACH — The public is invited to attend the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau annual membership meeting on Thursday, May 31. It will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the World Kite Museum located at 303 Sid Snyder Drive SW, Long Beach. Light refreshments will be served. Please R.S.V.P. to Dierdre at 642-2400 or dierdre@funbeach.com if you plan to attend.

Line dancing

        LONG BEACH — Line dancing on the Peninsula is offered at Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road. Dancing for beginners is from        5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; intermediate and advanced dancers hit the floor from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and couples dance at 7 p.m., each Thursday, except the fourth Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome — the cost is just $3 per person per class. Come check out this fun activity, you don’t need a partner. Call Linda at 783-2389 for more information.

Free Thursdays

    ILWACO — Thanks to the generous support of the Port of Ilwaco, 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.

Coffee with candidate

    ILWACO — Steve Rogers, candidate for Pacific County Commissioner District 1, is holding a “Meet the candidate” coffee from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, May 31, at the Olde Towne Trading Post & Coffee Shop, 122 Lake Street in Ilwaco. Come meet Steve and bring your questions and concerns.

Toastmasters

    ILWACO — Ilwaco Toastmasters group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., the first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month at the Ilwaco Community Building. Another Toastmasters group meets from noon to 1 p.m., on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 139 Howerton in Ilwaco (at the Port of Ilwaco). Attendees will learn about public speaking, listening and leadership. Call 503-791-2806 or go to www.toastmasters.org for information.

Friday, June 1

LB Merchants

    LONG BEACH — Long Beach Merchants Association meets Friday, June 1 at 8 a.m., at the Lighthship Restaurant next to the Chautauqua Lodge at 300 N. 14th Street, in Long Beach. For more information call 642-5625.

CERT meeting

    LONG BEACH — The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) club meets at 6 p.m., June 1 at the Lighthouse Resort in Long Beach. Get involved and help in the planning of public education and outreach to our communities regarding disaster preparedness and emergency activation. For information call Natasha at 642-9409.

Meals on Wheels fundraiser

    RAYMOND — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held Friday, June 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 324 Jackson Street in Raymond. The dinner will benefit Pacific County Senior Center and Meals on Wheels Program. Dinner is $5 a plate and includes spaghetti with Monica’s special sauce, green salad with Italian dressing, garlic French bread, ultimate chocolate cake and a beverage. There will be a silent auction with local artisans’ artwork. Come to dinner and see the new facility.

Sou’Wester open house

    SEAVIEW — The Sou’Wester, located at 3728 “J” Place on the Seaview beach approach, is now open under new ownership. On Friday, June 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the public is welcome to attend an open house and enjoy music by Beacon Sound. Then on Saturday, June 2, there will be all kinds of fun, including games, archery, and more beginning at 2 p.m., a fashion/trunk show at 5 p.m., and a barbeque for just a $5 per plate donation. That evening, live music performed by Elite Beat and Hungry Ghost at 7 p.m. Call 642-2542 for a full schedule of  weekend activities.

Farmers Market

    LONG BEACH — The Columbia Pacific Farmers Market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., every Friday in downtown Long Beach. Come check out the wide variety of homegrown foods and flowers, and the onsite prepared goodies.  There will also be music by Double J and the Boys, and lots of fun — so come downtown and enjoy.

Pinochle

    LONG BEACH — The Elks Lodge at 110 N. Pacific Hwy., in Long Beach has open pinochle games each Friday beginning at 12:30 p.m., in a back room of the lodge. The cost is $1.50 and you need not be a member to play. Call 642-2749 or 541-601-2542 with questions.

Saturday, June 2

Dollars for Scholars

    SKAMOKAWA — June 2 is the date of the 12th annual Derby Dollars for Scholars scholarship barbeque and sturgeon derby at the Wahkiakum County fairgrounds in Skamokawa. The Rods and Reels Car Show will also be happening at the Skamokawa Grange Hall and the fairgrounds park. Barbequed salmon and chicken with potato salad and rolls will be served for lunch from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. You can come for lunch and enjoy the festivities as well as admire the cars at the Rods and Reels car show without entering the derby. The fishing derby will have raffle tables where you can win merchandise such as a barbeque, picnic table, camping gear, a pontoon boat and more. Raffle tables for the car show include numerous fun items too. The lucky ticket holder for each of these drawings will take home the goods! A silent auction will be occurring throughout the day with the high bid announced during the awards presentation and raffle drawing beginning at 4:30 p.m. All proceeds from the Sturgeon Derby and Rods and Reels car show are used for scholarships for the Wahkiakum and Naselle Grays-River Valley high school students.

Market open

    ILWACO — Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco is open every Saturday, rain or shine, all summer long from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come on down and shop for farm fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, plants, flowers and all manner of seafood, or just enjoy a stroll along the waterfront in Ilwaco.

Jazz night club

    CHINOOK — The fourth annual Ilwaco High School Jazz Night Club is happening beginning at 7 p.m., June 2, at the Chinook gymnasium. Tickets are just $10 for two hours of great music and desserts. Contact Rachael Lake at the high school for ticket information at 642-3731.

Tutor Training

    ASTORIA — On Saturday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a free training for literacy tutors and other interested persons at Clatsop Community College’s Columbia Hall, room 221. This training will include a discussion of the fundamental elements of a reading lesson geared towards adult learners. Participants will learn basic strategies to engender reading comprehension during a “Recipe for Reading” workshop. Tutors will learn about guided reading techniques that can help students begin to monitor themselves as they read. Call 503-338-2557 or email epurcell@clatsopcc.edu to reserve a seat.

Open house

    OCEAN PARK — Bay Avenue Gallery is celebrating a beach extravaganza. This open house will give the public a chance to meet many of the artists and view their new work. Call 665-5200 for information.

Summerfest

    LONG BEACH — On Saturday, June 2, come to downtown Long Beach and enjoy free horse and wagon rides around town, performances by the Beard’s Hollow Pirates, a sidewalk chalk art contest and more.

 “Roots Running Deep” try-outs

    NASELLE — Auditions for a new play, “ Roots Running Deep” by Sue P. Holway, will be held Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m., in the band room at Naselle School. The play will be presented as Reader’s Theater with 14 roles. It is a celebration of 30 years of the Finnish-American Folk Festival in Naselle. Many extra are needed as “walk-ons” as well. The play will be presented on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 during the Finnish-American Folk Festival, which runs July 27 through July 29. For more information, call Sue at 665-4272.

Cribbage

    LONG BEACH — The Cribbage Club meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Tavern in Long Beach. 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.

Sunday, June 3

Baccalaureate services

    SEAVIEW — A baccalaureate service for the class of 2012 will be held at the Peninsula Senior Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview beginning at          7 p.m., June 3. All seniors, their families, friends and the public are invited to attend. Pastor Adrienne Strehlow of the Ocean Park Lutheran Church will deliver the address this year. Members of the high school choir and previous choir members, directed by Rachel Lake, will perform special music. Following the service, the Presbyterian Women’s Association invite attendees to a reception in the social hall. If you have questions call Marjorie at 642-2021.

Interfaith gathering

    NASELLE — All are welcome to join the Columbia Shores Interfaith gathering on the first Sunday of each month at the Naselle library community room beginning at 11 a.m. All paths and faiths are welcome. Enjoy a soul refreshing gathering of like minded souls who offer simple wisdom for complicated times. For more information go to csinterfaith.spruz.com.

Authors at the Playhouse

    ILWACO — Tom Hallman, Jr., Pulitzer prize-winning journalist for The Oregonian, will be the featured reader at the River City Playhouse fundraising event, Sunday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Five local authors, including: Karen Bertroch, Jan Bono, Patty Hardin, Kevin Heimbigner and Mandy Metzger will also be sharing their work. Admission is a $5 donation, and refreshments will be available for purchase. This event promises to be a fun night out, and it’s for a great cause! Please come support your local community playhouse! For more information, call Bono at 642-4932.

Monday, June 4

AARP meeting

    KLIPSAN — The next monthly meeting of AARP is at June 4, at noon at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. This is a potluck meeting. Call Doris Shoemaker at 642-2205 for more information.

Hazard sirens testing

    SOUTH BEND — The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will test the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens on Monday, June 4, at noon. The AHAB sirens will sound the Westminster chimes for 10 seconds followed by a 15-second verbal message.  The PCEMA has requested assistance from Pacific County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services volunteers in tracking the success of the test. Residents with questions or concerns may contact the PCEMA office at 360-875-9340 or 642-9340.

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 http://area72aa.org.

Tuesday, June 5

ENCORE Lunch Bunch

    ILWACO — OleBob’s Galley Café at 151 Howerton Way at the Port of Ilwaco is the site of the June 5 Lunch Bunch gathering of ENCORE (Experience New Concepts of Retirement Education). The group meets at      12:30 p.m., and guests and visitors are welcome at this no-host get together. The theme for June is “Know Your Local Fish.” For more information about ENCORE, please call and leave a message at 503 338-2566.

Stepping Out for a Cure

    CHINOOK — All Seasons Kidstuff, located in Chinook at 786 SR101, will donate half of the purchase price of a pair of Squeaker shoes purchased between now and June 15.  Purchase a pair of these incredibly adorable toddler shoes for $23.99 and one-half of the sale price will be donated to Relay For Life. You can find the Squeaker shoes at All Seasons Kidstuff or you can also go to www.allseasonskidstuff.com and order a pair online.

Naselle Library Friends

    NASELLE — Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library will meet at    6 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at the library. Meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. For more information call 484-3877.

Book discussion

    OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Timberland Library is hosting a discussion of the book, “A Girl Named Zippy” by Haven Kimmel, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 5 for adults. For more information call 665-4184.

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.

Wednesday, June 6

C.G. Auxiliary

    CAPE D — The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m., at Cape Disappointment. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. For information call Lee LaFollette at 665-6882.

Free computer workshop

    ILWACO — How do you go about creating a website, its content, and maintaining the site? What kinds of careers/jobs are available in the Internet and new media industry and what do they pay? Can I learn these skills and work remotely? Have these questions answered and more by attending a free computer informational workshop held at Grays Harbor College Columbia Education Center on Wednesday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information please call 642-9433.

Re-visioning Chinook Country

    BAY CENTER — On June 6 at 5:30 p.m., the public is encouraged to come to Faith Center Church at 404 Bay Avenue Road in Bay Center to see an illustrated presentation of a newly-created website and panel discussion about the importance of collaboration in presenting Chinook history. There is no charge to attend. This program will present portions of the website for feedback. Native and non-Native collaborators will present a host of Chinookan materials, including video, photos, documents, and even digital images of the original 1851 Tansy Point treaties, available until now only at the National Archives. Panel participants will talk about how partnerships can fill informational gaps, correct historical inconsistencies, make archival and personal resources widely available and reduce historical anonymity for the Chinook.

Grief support

    SEAVIEW — A Grief Support Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month 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.

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 June 6 is “Scott of the Antartic,” starring John Mills. 1948. 105 min.

Future Events

“Let’s Talk Tsunamis”

    KLIPSAN — Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) has organized a “Let’s Talk Tsunamis” presentation to be held at the Peninsula Senior Activity at 21603 “O” Lane in Klipsan on June 7 at      7 p.m.  The series provides information about what tsunamis are and how they function, tsunami evacuation, the tsunami warning system, tsunami history, local and distant tsunamis, hazard mitigation, and neighborhood and personal preparedness. This presentation is open to the public and free of charge. Contact Natasha Nesbitt at 642-9409 or via email at nnesbitt@co.pacific.wa.us for more information.

Plant Sale

    SEASIDE — Sou’Wester Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale and garden marketplace from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Seaside. Admission is free. Garden club members have been transplanting their favorite plants, growing vegetables, hydrangea bushes and flowers. Many gardeners have multiple talents which they will showcase including fresh foods, produce, jams, baked items, garden crafts and our popular antique glass garden totems. In addition to the plant sale, there will be a silent auction for garden art and specialty items, a scholarship raffle for two reclining lawn chairs along with an indoor/outdoor area rug. Raffle tickets are available for $1 each or six for $5. For more information call 971-221-4680 cell.

Waikiki Beach concert

    CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT — The public is invited to attend the seventh annual outdoor concert series at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco. The concert performance runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Waikiki Beach at 244 Robert Gray Drive in Ilwaco. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and listen to music by a Portland band called, “Sassparilla.” This band plays a variety of roots and blues music.

Carman Live In Concert

    ILWACO — Sunday, June 10 at 4 p.m. one of Christian music’s most well known artists is coming to Ilwaco. This unique and powerful talent is coming to the Peninsula, appearing at Pacific Bible Church (on the hill above Black Lake in Ilwaco). Admission is only $10. Tickets are selling fast.  Seating is limited, but all ticket holders are guaranteed seating. A love offering will be received. Carman has sold millions of CDs and DVDs, starred in the hit movie “The Champion,” and was named Billboard Magazine’s Artist of the Decade. For more information or to purchase your tickets call Diane at 244-9126 or Pacific Bible Church at 642-4844. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity — Carman in concert!

Monte Carlo Night

    LONG BEACH — Place your bets on the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula and everyone wins at Monte Carlo night set for June 12 at the Lost Roo in Long Beach, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission tickets are $50 each and $100 for Texas Hold’em. Your ticket purchase includes one free drink, a tapas bar and $25 in scrip to play gaming tables (blackjack, craps, roulette). Drawings for special baskets donated by local businesses, a 50/50 raffle, plus another for a big screen TV will be offered. Admission tickets are on sale at the Boys & Girls Club administration office at the Black Lake Community Center in Ilwaco, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are tax deductible, and all participation will help support the only rural club left in the nation. For more information please call 642-8668 or visit our website at boysgirlsclub@centurytel.net.

Legion & Auxiliary meetings

    ILWACO —  The American Legion and Auxiliary, Don R. Grable Post and Unit No. 48, will have their monthly meetings on Tuesday, June 12, preceded at 6 p.m. by a potluck at the Columbia Heritage Museum in Ilwaco.  For information, please call Dick Wallace, Post commander at 642-4188, or Connie Soditus, unit president at 665-6626.  Veterans and their families are welcome to come and spend some time with other veterans.

Ilwaco Merchants

    ILWACO — Ilwaco Merchants Association holds their monthly general membership meeting June 13 at 8 a.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. For more information, please call Clint Carter at 642-8667.

Meet the candidate

    OCEAN PARK — Candidate for Pacific County Commissioner Frank Wolfe will hold a meet the candidate event at Adelaide’s Books at 1401 Bay Avenue in Ocean Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 14.

Garlic Festival

    OCEAN PARK — The 2012 Garlic Festival runs June 16 and June 17, and is located at Wilson Field, just two blocks south of Bay Avenue on Sandridge Road in Ocean Park. In order to participate in the annual festival, vendors and artisans are required to sell items inspired by garlic and are urged to keep the festival motto in mind, “It’s chic to reek.” Because the festival limits the number of booths carrying similar merchandise, it is best to register early to guarantee a spot. For more information on the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce and all other events happening during the year, visit www.opwa.com.

Doggie Olympics

    LONG BEACH — The next Doggie Olympics is set for Saturday, June 16 at the Bolstad beach approach in Long Beach. Not just for purebred dogs, the Doggie Olympics is for all dogs including those of questionable parentage, and will include a variety of fun events such as the Rip Van Winkle sleep off, dunking for dogs, peanut butter lick, doggie dash and many more. Pre-registration begins on Friday, June 15. Call 642-2400 for information or visit www.doggieolympicgames.com.

Friends of Chinook

    CHINOOK — Mark your calendar for the Friends of Chinook School annual meeting set for 7 p.m. June 18 at the Chinook School gymnasium.

Diabetes support

    LONG BEACH — The June Diabetes Support Group meeting is set for June 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Church of the Nazarene meeting room at 13th Street N., in Long Beach. The theme of this month’s meeting is behavior change and goal setting and it will be presented by Denise Ross RN, CDE. These group meetings are free to the public. Call 642-6308 or 642-6314 for more information.

The Bee Social

    NASELLE — On June 23 join in celebrating the 6th Annual Pollinator Week, an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. Saturday’s event, which runs from 10 a.m. to      2 p.m., will spotlight a unique opportunity to learn how to help bees while enjoying some of the fruits of their labors. Registration is $35, which includes lunch catered by Fred Johnson, Seattle chef-turned-farmer. Presentations will include information on how to plant for pollinators and building the perfect Mason bee block. Seating is limited, so register early. For more information or to reserve your seat, go to the festival page at www.beementor.com/bee-social. Applications are also being accepted for vendors — contact Julie Tennis at beementor@gmail.com to apply. Proceeds go to support BeeMentor.com’s outreach efforts and the production of fresh, local produce at Fred’s Homegrown Produce in Naselle.

Beach To Chowder Walk/Run

    LONG BEACH — Walk or run a 5K or run a 10K at the Beach To Chowder Walk/Run in Long Beach on Saturday, June 23. After working up your appetite with the walk or run of your choice, get ready to have delicious clam chowder. Pre-register in person the day before from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. or register on the day of the race from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at the Train Depot building located at 3rd and NW Pacific Highway in Long Beach. The 5K walk is non-competitive. Strollers and spectators are welcome on the 5K run/walk. Dogs are also welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times. For the 10K run, runners will compete in one of nine age-group divisions. Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers in all race divisions. All participants will receive medals. For more information about the Beach to Chowder Run/Walk, please visit www.beachtochowder.com.

Military Officers Assn meeting

    ASTORIA — The Lower Columbia River chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 5 p.m., on Sunday, June 24 at the Silver Salmon restaurant in Astoria. Commissioned and warrant officers of the seven uniformed services, active, retired or reserve and their spouses are eligible to belong. For reservation call 503-458-5241.

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