Wednesday, Sept. 17DAR meeting
ASTORIA - The Astoria Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 a.m., on Sept. 17 at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. Micki Towell will present a program on Malawi. Members and women interested in membership are invited to attend. Please R.S.V.P. to Regent Evelyn Laughman 503-325-4683.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Writers will have their fall potluck on Sept. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Ocean Park Timberland Library. Come meet this fun group of folks and bring a short example of your writing to share. Silverware and plates will be furnished. Bring your favorite dish for the potluck. For information call Ann Thompson at 665-6424 or Ann Nixon at 665-3835.
SEAVIEW - Father Rick Bayles of St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview will host a six-week study on the four gospels, which reflect historical and literary influences on biblical writings, starting at 2 p.m., on Sept. 17. This study does not assume a literal interpretation stance about scripture. These studies are open to the public. For information call 642-3115.
OCEAN PARK - A sketching and painting group meets at the Ocean Park fire hall each Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no charge for this group and everyone is welcome. Come check out this fun new group. For information call 665-6168.
5 Minor Prophets
SEAVIEW - A women's Bible study covering the five minor prophets meets Wednesdays, at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. Call Diane at 665-2535 for more information.
OCEAN PARK - Parents Inclusive is hosting an evening magic show on Wednesday, Sept. 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Ocean Park Elementary School. The evening magic show is just for fun! Jeff Evans' stage shows combine innovative magic with humor and audience participation. Audiences of all ages are captivated as Evans creates the unexpected. There is no charge for the show, but donations are accepted at the door.
ILWACO - From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the meeting rooms at Ocean Beach Hospital, the public is invited to a diabetes support group meeting where you will play DiaBingo and learn about diabetes self-care while having fun. For information call 642-6308.
After school activities
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents after school activities, from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 17 for children in grades one through six. Celebrate "International Talk Like a Pirate Day" with pirate stories, pirate games and a craft. For more information call 665-4184.
Intro to Internet
RAYMOND - Adults are invited to Raymond Timberland Library for their class entitled, Introduction to the Internet, from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 17. Explore the uses of the Internet including research, finding people and playing games. Space is limited. Sign up online or at the library's upstairs desk, or call 942-2408.
LONG BEACH - A photograph club meets Sept. 18 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.
LONG BEACH - Open mics at Akari, 203 Bolstad Ave. W, in downtown Long Beach will be held monthly starting Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Sign up to present music, a reading or any style of performance or just join the audience for the show. This is an open forum for the poetic, lyrical, melodic, hilarious or to exchange ideas, views and thoughts. For information call John at Fort Columbia at 777-8019.
OCEAN PARK - The South Pacific County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is sponsoring a presentation of the map your neighborhood system of disaster preparedness, in combination with the monthly CERT meeting at 6 p.m., on Sept. 18 at the Ocean Park fire hall. All Peninsula residents are invited to attend the introduction to this state sponsored neighborhood watch-type system.
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 on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Bring the family and come see what treasures our local museum has to offer.
OCEAN PARK - At 7 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 19, at Adelaide's in Ocean Park, eight local writers will each read for six minutes. Local writers appearing are Paul Adamson, Mary Bowers, David Campiche, K.C. Carroll, Wayne Downing, Lionel Fisher, Susan Holway and Anne DeMarcken. For information call Barbara Haines Howett at 665-6862.
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.
NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents a fun event called 'Pirates' from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 19 for all ages. Hear pirate stories, make pirate crafts and play pirate games. Don't be late or you might have to walk the plank! For more information call 484-3877.
RAYMOND - Children three to six years old are invited to Preschool Story Time from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Sept. 19 at Raymond Timberland Library. Join in a program of stories, songs and movement games. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend with their children. For more information call 942-2408.
SEAVIEW - On Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to about 2 p.m., St. Peter's Episcopal Church and Ocean Park Lutheran Church are co-sponsoring the 5th annual Honoring Ceremony for the Chinook at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. The event is open to all, and is free, though an offering will be taken for the Chinook Tribe's expenses in seeking restoration from the Federal Government. Activities include a meal, a talking circle, prayers and stories and an opportunity to hear from members of the Tribal Council.
LONG BEACH - Alpha Theta, ESA of Naselle is holding their annual golf tournament Sept. 20 at the Peninsula Golf Course at Long Beach. The tournament is a fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. There are still openings for any golfers or hopeful golfers to enter. The tournament is an 18-hole scramble with shotgun start. Tee-off time is 10 a.m. Entry fee is $50 which includes green fees, lunch, contests, prizes and tax deductible donation. For further information call Pat Vernon at 360-484-3844. Need not be a foursome to enter.
CATHLAMET - The Columbia River Brass Quintet is set to perform at Cathlamet's Pioneer Church on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 pm. Bruce Dunn and Scott Winks are the trumpeters; Allan Stromquist plays French horn; David Conditt is on trombone and Tyler Benedict on tuba. A variety of music is selected for the evening. To ensure seating for the performance, tickets may be purchased in advance at Trillium Books, 65 Main Street in Cathlamet, or by e-mail request email@example.com. Prices are $12.50 for adults and $8 for youth. Call 360-795-8428 for information. Tickets, if available, may be purchased the night of the performance.
Out of the Box
TOKELAND - This year's "Out Of The Box Art Show and Wine Tasting" event is being held in conjunction with the south beach's "30 Miles of Junque" from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Sept. 20, at the Tradewinds on the Bay Resort and Conference Center in Tokeland. The art show will be open to the public for free for the entire duration, with the wine tasting beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets for the wine tasting are $12 at the door. Local artists will have their work on display and for sale. The wine tasting event features premium box wines and light refreshments. There is also a silent auction. Virgil Stortroen will provide musical entertainment. This event is a benefit for the Ocosta High School arts program. For more information call 360-267-1036.
WARRENTON - On Saturday, Sept. 20, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Port of Astoria will hold an open house. There is a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Runway Café, for just $6 per person. The open house runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and includes free aerial demonstration and exhibits by the Coast Guard, Army and Air National Guards, the Black Jack Squadron, Maritime Safety and Security teams and more. Plus there will be children's activities. Call 503-325-6311 for more information.
Amateur Radio class
ILWACO - Pacific County Amateur Radio Club is offering an introductory class to help you earn a technician class entry-level amateur radio license. The class will be held in Ilwaco on Saturday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is geared to prepare you to pass the multiple choice FCC examination. There is no cost for the class but the recommended textbook is about $19. The exam will be given on the Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. There is a $14 fee for the test. There is no longer any Morse code requirement. For more information, please see the club Web site at www.qsl.net/w7rdr or contact the instructor, Frank Wolfe via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 665-5292.
LONGVIEW - The 24th Annual Woodcarvers Show is Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center (fairgrounds). There is free parking and free admission. This is the largest woodcarvers show on the West Coast and worth your time. Everyone is welcome.
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.
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.
Operation Shore Patrol
PENINSULA - For the 37th year, the Pacific Northwest 4-Wheel Drive Association is hosting and coordinating their annual beach cleanup, known as Operation Shore Patrol, on Sept. 20 and 21. This is a volunteer effort that cleans more than 60 miles of the Washington coastline, from Ocean Shores and Westport to the Long Beach Peninsula. There are many groups that help in this effort, including the Grass Roots Garbage Gang. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., at Cape Disappointment State Park or at 9 a.m., at the Bolstad approach. Everyone is welcome to help in anyway they can. For information call 800-537-7845. In addition, a limited number of standard campsites are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis to cleanup participants. For information call 360-636-1675.
OCEAN PARK - Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning at 3 p.m., at Ocean Park United Methodist Church, the public is invited to a musical potpourri with Barbara Poulshock and Friends, featuring old favorites and duets from the '30s and '40s, plus a preview from Menotti's one-act opera "Old Maid" and the "Thief." Singers are Suzanne Leonard, Rita Smith, Pat McKibbin and Andrea Patten.
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. This event is open to everyone, membership is not required. Call 642-2651 for information.
SEAVIEW - Women's Bible study every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. The studies cover the five minor prophets and will continue each Sunday and Wednesday. For information call Diane at 665-2535.
LONG BEACH - The VFW Auxiliary meets at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at the train depot across from Dennis Company in Long Beach. Call 665-4560 for additional information.
Art around town
ILWACO - During the months of September and October, watercolors by local Peninsula Arts Association members Vivian Easter and Sharon Bernasek will be displayed at the Ocean Beach Hospital. The public is invited to view this varied and colorful showing.
Popcorn & Movie
RAYMOND - From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Raymond Timberland Library all ages are invited to enjoy popcorn and a movie, on Sept. 22. Relax and enjoy popcorn and watch a movie with friends. This month's theme is westerns. Call the library at 942-2408 to learn what's playing.
RAYMOND - On Sept. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., children are invited to Raymond Timberland Library for family story time. Then from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., come back to the library for family pajama story time. Wear your pajamas to this evening story time. Stories, songs and movement games will focus on children six and under. For more information call 360-942-2408.
LONG BEACH - Coastal Writers' Critique meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Coffee Roasters in the First Place Mall, 811 Pacific Avenue South. These gatherings are for those who wish to improve their writing skills. For more information call 642-4932. NOTE: I apologize for listing their meeting on the wrong dates.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK -The Do Nothing Club is always looking for good men. The group meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. Come play pool, cribbage, chess, checkers, or just sit around and talk. Meet and make some new friends and enjoy lunch. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
LONG BEACH - Weight Watchers meet on Tuesdays at the Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road. Weigh-in is at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. For further information call 800-651-6000 or visit www.weightwatchers.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 24Friends of Willapa
ILWACO - The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge board of directors meet Wednesday, Sept. 24 starting at 4:30 p.m., at the refuge headquarters located at 3888 State Route 101, Ilwaco. All Friends members and the public are welcome. If you are planning to attend, please contact Katherine Driscoll at 360-783-2699 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Anchor Restaurant at Chautauqua Lodge. Call 642-8322 for more information.
ILWACO - Tryouts for the Peninsula Players' production of "The Christmas Express" will take place at 7 p.m., on Sept. 24 and 25 at the 2nd Story Playhouse located above Just Treasures Antique Mall and Café in Ilwaco. The entrance is at 108 Spruce Street. Parts are available for six women and four men. Performances are scheduled for Nov. 28 through 30 and Dec. 4 through 7. For more information contact the director, Sherry Ahlers, at 642-7203.
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.
Future EventsVeterans meeting
LONG BEACH - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 in Long Beach holds their monthly membership and business meeting at 7 p.m., on Sept. 25 at the Peninsula Senior Center in Klipsan. For information, call 642-1228.
OCEAN PARK - The Parkinson's disease support group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. For information, call Patti at 665-3284 or Jerry at 642-2273.
Salmon dinner & auction
OCEAN PARK - A fabulous salmon dinner and auction will be held beginning at 5 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 24002 "U" Street. The silent auction begins at 4:30 p.m. After dinner, Rose Wallace will conduct a live auction. A limited number of tickets are available. Call 665-6944 for information.
LONG BEACH - The Ducks Unlimited banquet and fundraiser is at 5 p.m., on Sept. 27 at the Elks Lodge in Long Beach. For tickets and additional information call Todd Brophy at 360-244-1006.
ASTORIA - The Rainland Fly Casters will hold their annual picnic on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Carnahan County Park. The park is at the north end of Cullaby Lake, midway between Astoria and Seaside. The Rainland Fly Casters focus on fly fishing, fly tying and conservation issues and projects. The club will grill hamburgers and hot dogs and provide condiments and soft drinks. Guests are welcome but should plan on bringing their own meat choice and a side dish, salad or desert. Club members will demonstrate fly casting and knot tying techniques. Fly rods, reels and other equipment will be on hand for quests to try out. A fly casting competition will begin at 2 p.m. There is a $3 parking fee.
Singing group forming
KLIPSAN - If you enjoy singing, you are invited to join with other singers at 7 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 29 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. Sandy Nielson, former director of the Sandridge Singers, his hosting the evening to explore what kind of singing group people might like to have - from informal singing around the piano to small ensembles or community chorus. If you need more information or might know where the Sandridge Singers choral music is stored, call 665-2540.
Love & Logic
OCEAN PARK - A seven-week class in becoming a love and logic parent will meet Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Ocean Park school library beginning Sept. 29 (through Nov. 10). Class includes workbooks and a light snack. A suggested $20 donation, ($30/couple) helps defray costs for this and future parenting opportunities. To pre-register and reserve your space or for more information contact Jodie Baxter at 642-6244.
CATHLAMET - Friday, Oct. 3 starts the first Columbia River Country Days events. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a slow moving parade from Cathlamet to Puget Island. Then at 3 p.m., check out the farmers' market and the pumpkin patch on Puget Island. The day concludes with a wine and chocolate fete in Cathlamet starting at 6 p.m. Then on Saturday, Oct. 4, country days events include farm tours beginning at 10 a.m., the Grange concession stand opens at noon at the Skamokawa Fairgrounds. The old time auction will be held at the fairgrounds starting at 2 p.m. Then there is the Gray's River Covered Bridge dinner at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Gray's River Grange dance and pie social at 7 p.m. For ticket information and scheduling call 360-849-4000.
LONG BEACH - The Ocean Beach Education Foundation will hold their 16th Annual Dinner Auction at the Long Beach Elks on Saturday, Oct. 4. The silent auction starts at 4:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the live auction begins at 7:30 p.m. The theme is "safari inspired or Peninsula casual." Join the fun with donations of auction items, and plan to attend. This is an opportunity to outfit our students for the adventure of a lifetime!
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Baptist Church at 23802 Pacific Hwy., is holding their annual cider fest from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4. They will be pressing fresh apples for cider. Call 665-5060 for information.
Bring your family to this extraordinary event and receive some free apple cider, plus there will be food, caramel apples and pony rides. The Peninsula Baptist Church sponsors this free community event.
ILWACO - The 1978 class of Ilwaco High School will hold their 30-year class reunion on Oct. 17 and 18. The first gathering will be at the homecoming football game. Call Linda at 783-2389 for more information.
Water Music Festival
PENINSULA - The Water Music Festival is coming Oct. 17 through Oct. 19, with a great variety of entertainers performing at the Hilltop Auditorium. On Friday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m., enjoy the Ringering/Wheeler Piano Duo. Tickets are just $20. On Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m., don't miss the free concert by classical guitarist Craig Einhorn. At 7:30 p.m., that evening, you'll want to hear The Lanier Trio. Tickets for these outstanding musicians are $25 each. And finally at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 19 come hear the talented Men of Worth. Tickets for their concert are $15. For more information call 665-4666 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCEAN PARK - If you'd like to be involved in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children and young adults, you may be the perfect volunteer to help with Camp Victory. For information call 665-2888, Joan at 665-6033 or Rosemary at 665-0584.
RAYMOND - The Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond is hosting a Quilt Exhibition during October. During the beginning of the month they will showcase vintage and antique quilts and current projects will be exhibited in the latter half of the month. All quilts displayed are from local quilters. The museum is located at 314 Alder Street in Raymond, and is open seven days a week. The first Sunday of the month admission is free. More information can be located at www.nwcarriagemuseum.org.
One Sky, One World
LONG BEACH - Join the worldwide kite fly for peace and understanding at the Bolstad beach approach in Long Beach on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. The event features sound makers on kites. Special guest George Peters of Seattle will fly kites from his native country, Grenada, that include hummers that make vibrating sounds when the kite flys. Museum volunteers will show individuals how to increase the volume of the song from a kite line. All are welcome. Call 642-4020 for information.
Covered bridges exhibit
SKAMOKAWA - "Covered Bridges: Spanning the American Landscape," an exhibit produced by the Smithsonian Institution, will appear at the River Life Interpretive Center in Skamokawa from Oct. 12 through Nov. 20. The grand opening is at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 12, with refreshments served. The exhibit pulls together photographs, structural drawings, stories about the people and communities who built these bridges, advertisements and documents from bridge building companies and bridge models. For more information call Irene Martin at 360-795-3920 or the Friends of Skamokawa at 360-795-3007.
SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Historical Society will present "A Night of Living History" dinner and show at the Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce building in South Bend on Saturday, Oct. 18. Featuring a salmon feast catered by Karla Webber, the evening will include stories of several Pacific County historical figures as portrayed by local actors. Watch characters of the past come to life as they tell about their lives in early Pacific County. The evening begins at 5 p.m., with a social hour followed by dinner and the dramatic performances. A limited number of panoramic photographs will also be available in a special auction. Tickets will be available beginning Oct. 1. Call Steve at 360-942-7990 for information.
ILWACO - The Clatsop Weavers and Spinners Guild meets the third Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most often their meetings are at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco, but call Sharon at 665-5266 to confirm. Bring a sack lunch.
Tenor Anthony Kearns
RAYMOND - Sunday Afternoon Live presents famed Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns in concert on both Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m., in the Raymond Theatre at 323 Third Street. Sunday's concert is sold out! Tickets are $25 for Saturday, Nov. 1. To obtain tickets send a stamped self-address envelope with a check or money order to SAL. P.O. Box 925, South Bend, WA 98586.
U.S.A. - Turn back your clocks for the end of Day Saving Time at 2 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 2. Fire departments encourage you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors at the same time.