Wednesday, Jan. 7Advisory Board
LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m., on Jan. 7 at Willapa Behavioral Health, 2204 Pacific Highway North. Call 642-3787 for more information.
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.
RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents WrestleMania Reading Challenge, through Jan. 12 for teens. Teens and tweens who read 10 books in their free time until Jan. 12 and keep a reading log can earn a free subscription to WWE Kids Magazine and have a chance to win other prizes from World Wrestling Entertainment. For more information call 942-2408.
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.
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.
RAYMOND - The Willapa Players of Raymond are having tryouts for their winter production, "A Night of Pacific County One-Acts," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, and 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Hannan Playhouse on Eighth Street in Raymond. The three plays were selected in their one-act play contest, Write On-Willapa Bay! "Beware the Stranger" by Russell A. Wiitala of Raymond, is about a family trapped in their mountain cabin by a snowstorm. Wilma Dunsmoor will direct this play. It has a cast of three men and two women. "Dissention Among the Ranks" by Jan Bono of Long Beach is based on what might have happened if the Lewis and Clark expedition had been composed of all women. It has a cast of four women and will be directed by LaRayne Watts. "Queen of Hearts: A Mississippi Riverboat Romance", also by Jan Bono concerns two couples and a single man, who is awaiting a blind date, embarking for a dinner cruise on a Mississippi riverboat. Liz McCollum will direct this play. It has a cast of four men and four women. There are parts available for a maximum of 10 women and seven men. Scripts for the plays are available at the Raymond Library for anyone who would like to read the plays ahead of time. If you would like to participate but cannot make the tryouts, please call Dunsmoor at 942-2216, Watts at 942-5239, or McCollum at 934-8329.
OCEAN PARK - From 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, Ocean Park Timberland Library presents toddler story time for children age two. Programs include simple stories, rhymes, songs and movement games that children and adults can enjoy together. An adult must accompany toddlers. For more information call 665-4184.
Bible study group
SURFSIDE - A Women's Christian study group meets each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at 33609 "I" Street in Surfside. The study group is designed for fun, friends, support, Bible study, prayer and spiritual renewal. Call Coral Hughes at 665-3206.
SEAVIEW - The Pacific County Emergency Council meets at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Pacific Transit Center, 2750 Pacific Way in Seaview. These meetings are open to the public. Call 875-9340 or 642-9340 for more information.
RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 8 for adults. Join in a lively discussion of "Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War" by Nathaniel Philbrick. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk. For more information call 942-2408.
Transit board meeting
SEAVIEW - Pacific County system holds its regular quarterly board meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Seaview maintenance facility's meeting room at 2750 Pacific Way. The public is invited to attend.
Art around town
ILWACO - Ocean Beach Hospital is hosting local artists Carol Olson and Joan Taplin during the months of January and February. Both are members of the Peninsula Arts Association. Joan excels in watercolors and Carol in varied media. Their show promises a colorful start for the new year. The public is encouraged to stop in and check out their work.
Grief support group
OCEAN PARK - A Grief Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. and the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. This month's meetings are Jan. 1 and Jan. 15. Both meetings are at Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 240th and "U" Street. Harbors Home Health and Hospice sponsor these gatherings. Contact them at 800-772-1319.
ILWACO - Thanks to the generous support of Sid's Market, the Dennis Company and the Wahkiakum Community Foundation, 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. In addition, through May 28 there will be a art show with work by Ilwaco High School students on display.
OCEAN PARK - TOPS, is their name, taking pounds off sensibly is their game. You will get support with a smile, so stop in a visit for awhile. Meetings are at 8 a.m. on Thursdays at the Ocean Park Community Church, 26709 Vernon Avenue. For more information, call 665-6507.
ASTORIA - The Clatsop Genealogical Society meets on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Lewis and Clark Department near Jeffers Garden out of Astoria. They have a great variety of monthly programs ready to present. This month's meeting is a program on research in the New England States which will be presented by Sue Glen. Sue is an accomplished genealogist and author and is always interesting to listen to. Refreshments will be served. For information call Stephanie at 503-861-3511.
PENINSULA - A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Jan. 9 through Jan. 11, 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: Friday, Jan. 9, 6:25 p.m. -1.2; Saturday, Jan. 10, 7:14 p.m. -1.5; Sunday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. -1.5. 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.
'Amahl & Night Visitors'
OCEAN PARK - This inspiring musical story of miracle and hope by the late Gian-Carlos Menotti will be performed at 7 p.m., on Jan. 9 and at 3 p.m. on Jan. 10 and 11 at the Peninsula Baptist Church at 23802 Pacific Highway 103 in Ocean Park. It is a light opera brimming with tuneful melodies ... a humorous and poignant winter solstice classic beloved by people of all ages. Musicians are Barbara Poulshock, director and pianist; Terri Miller, oboist; Cheri Walker, harpist; Barbara Bate, percussion and Cindy Flood, choreographer, along with a capable cast of 20, most of which are emigrants from Fiddler's Anatevka. Donations are gratefully appreciated at the door to help defray the costs of royalties, costumes and advertising.
Soda for sale
KLIPSAN - Keifer Blakeslee of Ocean Park, loves soccer and wants to help the school get artificial turf for the field at Ocean Park Elementary School. So, he is selling a variety of flavors of soda for $1 a can at the new Dollarwave Store at 21706 Pacific Way in Klipsan. He has sold quite a few cans, but has lots more cans to sell. He is excited for folks to come help him raise some money for this good cause. Donations are accepted as well. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call 665-3773 for more information.
KLIPSAN - All are welcome for breakfast at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center at 21063 Pacific Highway in Klipsan Beach, on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy pancakes with scrambled eggs and ham or biscuits and sausage gravy with scrambled eggs, plus a beverage. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children and .50 for side orders. Call 665-3999 for information.
"A Personal Matter"
NASELLE - On Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, adults are invited to Naselle Timberland Library for a discussion of the book "A Personal Matter" by Kenzaburo Oe. Books are available for checkout at the library's circulation desk. For more information call 484-3877.
OCEAN PARK - The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 meets at the Ocean Park Timberland Library at noon on the second Saturday of each month. This month's meeting is Jan. 10. For additional information call 665-4542 or 665-4894.
SEAVIEW - Overeaters Anonymous meets at 4603 Pacific Highway at 46th South (Bill W's place) in Seaview from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on Saturdays. The only charge is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Can't drive? Phone meetings are available. Call 642-5360 for more information.
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.
PENINSULA - A new ministry has begun call "Destiny Friends Worship Project." The study group meets in homes and is led by Evangelical Quaker pastors. All are welcome to gather for "learning, living and loving Christ." The meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings and include supper. For information on location call Dan or Mindy Burns at 665-0879.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks provides a great breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon for just $5 each Sunday. Parking is available behind the building. Call 642-2651 for information.
ILWACO - The Ilwaco City Council meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 115 S.E. Lake Street in Ilwaco. This month's meetings are Jan. 12 and Jan. 26. These meetings are open to the public. Call 642-3145 for more information.
Scholastic Book Fair
OCEAN PARK - The Scholastic Book Fair at Ocean Beach Elementary is Jan. 12 through Jan. 16. The Book Fair helps raise funds for purchasing books for the school library. Parents, children, teachers and the community are invited to attend. Book fair hours are as follows: Monday, Jan. 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., viewing day; Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., purchasing days; Thursday, Jan. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and extended hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For information call Judy at 665-4815 ext. 619.
SEAVIEW - The Pacific County Democrats next meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Seaview Transit Center. The guest speaker will be Mike Crose, budget director for the Timberland Regional Library. For further information contact Marshall Tate, secretariat 665-0023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 1937 holds bingo every Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is in the back next to the Post Office. Call 642-2651 with questions.
Port of Peninsula
NAHCOTTA - The Port of Peninsula meets the first and second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Port office meeting room. The next meeting will be held Jan. 12. These meetings are open to the public. Call 665-4547 for additional information.
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. All with an interest are welcome. Call 642-2763 for more information.
ILWACO - Everyone is welcome to come and audition for the Peninsula Players' production of "Give My Regards To Broadway." This all-American musical features the very best show tunes from songwriter George M. Cohan. There are parts for 10 female and five male characters, plus dancers, chorus, and extras. Performances are scheduled for late March and early April of 2009. Auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 13 and 14 at 7 pm. at the 2nd Story Playhouse, located at 108 Spruce Street, above Just Treasures Antique Mall in Ilwaco. For more info call director Rita Smith at 665-0028.
Dining out helps cleanup
SEAVIEW - Every Tuesday night during the month of January, the 42nd Street Cafe will contribute 10 percent of their proceeds to the Grass Roots Garbage Gang, the all-volunteer, grassroots community group that keeps us focused on a clean, safe beach. This is a perfect opportunity to dine on great food while helping the community beach cleanup on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 9:30 a.m. at all major beach approaches. The restaurant started their new month-long focus on a community group on Jan. 1. They picked the Grass Roots Garbage Gang as their first community group. In years past, they have hosted a Community Night once a month. A wine basket will be raffled as part of the 'Tuesday nights in January' festivities. The winner will be drawn on beach cleanup day, Jan. 31.
SEAVIEW - Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 N Place in Seaview, members and friends of NAMI Pacific County will talk about "The Community in Community Mental Health." Leading this month's discussion will be Eric Goldfeder, a mental health professional for four decades who recently moved to the Long Beach Peninsula. The group gathers as family and friends to share information, reduce stigma and advocate for good housing, employment, safety and health. Anyone is welcome to the meetings. For details or transportation, contact Barbara Bate at 665-4421 or via e-mail at email@example.com or call Kat Erskine at 665-6305.
LONG BEACH - The Brick Wall Genealogy Club meets on Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Family History Library located at 13th and North Washington in Long Beach. There are no dues and everyone is invited to attend. For information call Marie Maulden at 665-5821 or Sharon Ballman at 642-7515.
Community & Youth
LONG BEACH - The WellSpring Community Network (formerly South Pacific County Community Network) will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the P.U.D. Building on Sandridge Road. Discussions will focus on the needs of our community and how these can have impact on our children, youth and families. There will also be updates on the group's activities and projects as well as progress being made on the Drug Free Communities Grant. Please plan to join and work toward a safer and healthier environment for our community. If you have questions please contact Margaret Harshfield, coordinator 360-208-3295 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILWACO - The Don R. Grable American Legion and Auxiliary, Post and Unit No. 48 in Ilwaco, will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. For further information, please call Post Commander Dick Wallace at 642-4188.
ILWACO - Each Tuesday at 6 p.m., a women's Christian group will meet at 1132 Cooks Road in Ilwaco for study, prayer, support and spiritual renewal. At this time the focus will be a study of a DVD series by renowned Bible teacher Beth Moore. Call Coral at 665-3206 for more information.
New Weight Watchers
LONG BEACH - There are now two Weight Watcher meetings available here on the Peninsula. These meetings are at the Edgewater Inn at 409 Sid Snyder Drive in Long Beach. Meetings on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., and on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Weigh-in is 30 minutes prior to meeting start time. For further information call 800-374-9191 or visit www.weightwatchers.com. All are welcome to come check out the great program.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK -The Do Nothing Club is looking for a few good men. The group 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 hang out and meet and make some new friends. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
LONG BEACH - Coastal Writers' Critique meets Jan. 13 and Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Coffee Roasters in the First Place Mall, 811 Pacific Avenue South. For more information call 642-4932.
Wednesday, Jan. 14Shoalwater birders
OCEAN PARK - The Shoalwater Birders meet at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 14 in the Ocean Park library The speaker will be Oregon State University Faculty Research Assistant Lauren Reinalda. Lauren received her bachelor's of science degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University and has been working for the project on East Sand Island since March 2005. Initially she was there in the summers but in the fall of 2006 she signed on to a year-round position. She is enthusiastic about her study of birds, but also the unique and interesting ecosystem of the Columbia River Estuary that humans play such a large part in. Call 665-2702 for information.
KLIPSAN - Caregivers Support Group meets at Golden Sands Assisted Living Facility at 21608 "O" Lane in Ocean Park on Jan. 14 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.. For more information call Don Cantrell at 642-3787, ext. 226.
Future EventsPhotography club
LONG BEACH - The Photograph Club meets Jan. 15 at 7 p.m., at the Picture Attic, 711 Pacific Avenue North in Long Beach. Come share and learn with others. Call 642-4770 for more information.
KLIPSAN - The Peninsula Senior Activity Center at 21063 Pacific Highway in Klipsan Beach is holding a fundraising dinner open to the community on Jan. 15 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will be a wonderful chicken dinner with all the trimmings. The cost is just $7 for adults and $5 for children. Everyone is welcome.
AARP Driving class
KLIPSAN BEACH - There will be a driver-safety class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. 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 Jan. 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the education center at the Seaside Hospital. If you have any questions, please call Sheila at 665-4870 or Carol at 503-325-1100.
OCEAN PARK - The North Beach Public Development Authority board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19 at the North Beach Water Office at 25902 Vernon Avenue, Suite D in Ocean Park.
Astoria Chapter DAR
ASTORIA - Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meet Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m., at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. Sali Diamond will present a program entitled, "Historical Timeline of World Religion Day." Members and women interested in membership are invited to attend. For information and reservations call Vice-regent Pat Wendt 503-325-2216 or Regent Evelyn Laughman 503-325-4683. Membership is open to women 18 and over who can trace their ancestry to someone who assisted the American colonists in the Revolutionary War.
Care for Heritage
ILWACO - The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is sponsoring a "Caring for Our Heritage" Workshop at the Museum on Jan. 24. The cost is $5 per session (museum members attend free of charge). A $6 sandwich lunch is optional. Please register by Jan. 22. Call 642-3446 for more information.
Care for Heritage
ILWACO - The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum will be sponsoring a "Caring for Our Heritage" Workshop at the Museum on Jan. 24 with a morning session from 10 a.m. to noon covering agents of deterioration, photographs and albums and scrapbook. The afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will cover documents, books, mounting and framing. The cost is $5 per session (museum members attend free of charge). A $6 sandwich lunch is optional. Please register by Jan. 22. Call 642-3446 for more information.
PENINSULA - Plan now to be involved with the cleanup of Peninsula beaches on Saturday, Jan. 31. The Grass Roots Garbage Gang is hosting another beach cleanup beginning at 9:30 a.m., at all major beach approaches. After the cleanup enjoy the free soup feed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Contact Shelly Pollock at 665-5388, 866-665-5388 or e-mail email@example.com if you or your organization is interested in assisting a sustainable beach effort.
LONG BEACH - Loyalty Days Parade organizers need you to carry from one to four guests in the Loyalty Day Parade the first Saturday in May. If you have a convertible and are willing to help the cause and have fun in the process, contact Steven at 642-5625.