Wednesday, September 3Ocean Park Writers

OCEAN PARK - The Ocean Park Writers group welcomes writers to their friendly critiques the first and third Wednesday at the Ocean Park Timberland Library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This month's meetings are Sept. 3 and Sept. 17. Bring a sample of your work to read or just come and meet us. Call 665-3835 for more information.

Advisory Board

LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m., on Sept. 3 at Willapa Behavioral Health, 2204 Pacific Highway North. Call 642-3787 for more information.

OP Lions

KLIPSAN - The Ocean Park Area Lions Club meets Wednesday Sept. 3 and Sept. 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. Anyone with an interest in being involved is encouraged to stop in for the meeting.

Intro to computers

RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library is hosting a session called, Introduction to Computers, for adults from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 3. Beginners will learn basic computer terms and how to move around the screen and use a mouse. Register at the library's upstairs desk or call 360-942-2408. Practice time will be provided.

Sketching/painting

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.

C.G. Auxiliary

CAPE D - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets the first Wednesday of each month. This month's meeting is Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at Cape Disappointment. For additional information call Larry at 665-2811.

ThursdayGrant writing class

CATHLAMET - Wahkiakum Community Foundation is offering a free grant writing class on Sept. 4 and 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, in the River Street Meeting Room at 25 River Street in Cathlamet. This intense two-day workshop provides comprehensive information on all aspects of writing grants, for both private and government entities. Those attending are encouraged to bring their laptops and any grant opportunities they want to work on while in the class. Class size is limited to 25. The class will be offered for free. For more information, call Karen at 360-465-2414 or e-mail her at: kbertroch@aol.com.

Ilwaco Art walk

ILWACO - The season finale city-wide Art Walk in Ilwaco is Sept. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The art walks are always fun with new art exhibits, art demonstrations, refreshments and free drawings. The two drawings will take place between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Baker Bay Gallery on Spruce Street in Ilwaco and at Shoalwater Cove Gallery on the port. The Imperial Schooner restaurant will feature artist Jon Brittingham of Vancouver and his River People series and sculptures from found objects. Tom Allen from Up the Beach Clocks will display antique clocks at the Antique Gallery, and will offer a free rejuvenation evaluation of your clock if needed. The Peninsula Players will offer tours and popcorn at the new theatre on Spruce Street East. Watercolorist Maxine Brown of the Peninsula Arts Association will be demonstrating her watercolor techniques and showing her work at Baker Bay Gallery also on Spruce Street East. Bring your friends and neighbors and come downtown and check out Ilwaco. Call 642-2291 for more information.

Oktoberfest Art Walk

ILWACO - Thursday, Sept. 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., join the merchants at the Port of Ilwaco for their last summer art walk! Shoalwater Cove Gallery will feature well-known Tokeland artist, Wally Mann, with his fabulous pastel and oil paintings depicting local scenes. In the Oktoberfest theme, the gallery will also showcase Peninsula Wine Merchants with their free samplings of special wines and beers from Germany! And don't forget to make your reservation for a memorable dinner at the new Pelicano Restaurant with its fabulous harbor view, adjacent to Shoalwater Cove Gallery. Stroll the Port of Ilwaco dockside walkway to visit all the shops and eateries and participate in their free drawing.

Republicans gather

SEAVIEW - On Sept. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Pacific County Republicans will gather at 3715 "L" Place in Seaview, to watch the televised McCain acceptance speech at the Republican Convention in Minneapolis. Come and share the excitement as vice presidential pick Sarah Palin joins John McCain. Bring a potluck dish. Call 642-2444 for more information.

Masonic Lodge

ILWACO - Members of the Masonic Lodge meet the first Thursday of each month at the lodge located at 205 Spruce Street in Ilwaco. This month's meeting is Sept. 4. Anyone wanting to learn more about the lodge is invited to call 665-2890.

Free Thursdays

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.

Aging council

SHELTON - The Olympic Area Agency on Aging Council of Governments meets on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m., at the WSU extension office in Shelton. The agenda will include approval of an Area Plan Amendment to close the SCSA Chore Program, and approval of an Older Americans Act contract amendment. For current meeting information call Carol Ann Laase at 866-720-4863.

FridayLB Merchants

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Merchants Association meets the first Friday of each month at 8 a.m. The next meeting is Sept. 5. For location and more information call Mikel Burns at 642-8034.

Slow drag

ILWACO - The slow drag at the Port of Ilwaco runs from 4 p.m. to dusk on Friday, Sept. 5. Hot rods will line the Port of Ilwaco waterfront for the Slow Drag Contest. The cars will compete in a coasting competition. Cars have about 15 feet to accelerate and then will coast for 100 feet. To win, a car must cross the finish line and stop closest to the line. All of the businesses along the Port will be open and offering a variety of specials. So, come on down to the Port of Ilwaco.

Sock hop

LONG BEACH - Get ready to dance! Come twist the night away from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., on Sept. 5 at the Long Beach Elks with Tommy Wayde's Malt Shop Music Show. And you don't want to miss the best-dressed costume contest, food, drinks and lots of fun! The dance is open to everyone 21 years old and older. Tickets are just $3 and are available at Knutzen Insurance, The Bank of the Pacific or at the door of the BPO Elks Lodge at 110 N. Pacific Way.

One Act Festival

ILWACO - Tickets are now on sale for the Peninsula Players' Second Annual One Act Festival. They are $10 each and are available at Okie's in Ocean Park; Stormin' Norman's in Long Beach; Just Treasures Antique Mall in Ilwaco and Imperial Schooner at the Port of Ilwaco. Performances will be at the Mason Lodge at Williams and Spruce Street in Ilwaco and are Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Sept 7.

Saturday25th Rod Run

OCEAN PARK - Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and head to the 25th Annual Rod Run to the End of the World Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 at the Beach Barons field in Ocean Park. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person per day. More than 900 cars will be at the field for two days. You could see more of a variety of hot rods and customs in one day than you imagine! This year, disc jockey Wolfman Jack will be on hand on Saturday afternoon to entertain and sign autographs. There will be vendors selling food and car related items as well. The Beach Baron signature T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and pins will be available for sale also. Call 665-3565 for information.

Remnants of the Past

STELLA - The Stella Historical Society is hosting a fundraising event entitled, Remnants of the Past, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 6. The museum buildings are in desperate need of major restoration work. Come check out blacksmith Bill Ott working on a forge, enjoy self-guided hands-on museum tours, with various other demonstrations, a raffle, farmers market and food for sale at the Stella Lutheran Chapel. Admission for the daylong event is $3 for adults and 50 cents for children five to 12 years old. For information call 360-423-8663.

Texas Hold 'em

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks is hosting a Texas Hold 'em fundraising tournament starting at 6 p.m. There is a $20 buy-in with the top four places getting paid. Call the lodge at 642-2651 to sign up. Everyone is welcome.

Overeaters Anonymous

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.

Cribbage

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.

Book discussion

NASELLE - A book discussion will be held at Naselle Timberland Library on Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, for adults. Join in a discussion of "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" by Michael Chabon. Books are available for check out at the library's circulation desk. For more information call 484-3877.

SundayL&C River tours

FORT CLATSOP - Each Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 28, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park is offering visitors guided paddling tours along the Lewis and Clark River. The tours are free. Canoes, kayaks and safety gear will be provided. The trips start at the Netul Landing canoe launch, one mile south of Fort Clatsop visitor center. Paddlers of all ages are welcome but must be physically fit for a two-hour paddle, be able to paddle unassisted and not be afraid of falling into the water. Children under 18 are welcome with an accompanying adult. Reservations are free, first-come, first-served and can be made online at www.nps.gov/lewi or by calling 503-861-4423. For more information about the park call 503-861-2471.

Sunday breakfast

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks provides a great breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon for just $4 each Sunday. Parking is available behind the building. This event is open to everyone, membership is not required. Call 642-2651 for information.

Bible study

SEAVIEW - Women's Bible studies begin on Sept. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.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.

MondayAudubon meeting

LONG BEACH - At 7 p.m., on Sept. 8 Discovery Coast Audubon Society of Pacific County will hold a membership meeting at the PUD meeting room on Sandridge Road. This meeting will be focused on the Oct. 10, 11 and 12 Fall Audubon Council of Washington (ACOW). This conference is for Audubon members, and there will be many interesting speakers and meetings. This will be a good time to register for the ACOW get together. For more information please call 642-1310 or e-mail bird@discoverycoastaudubon.com.

Bingo

LONG BEACH - Everyone is welcome at the Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 1937 for bingo every Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 642-2651 for more information.

Popcorn & Movie

RAYMOND - Folks of all ages are invited to Raymond Timberland Library on Sept. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., for popcorn and a movie. 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.

VFW auxiliary social

LONG BEACH - The VFW Auxiliary will hold a potluck social is Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the train depot across from Dennis Company in Long Beach. Call 665-4560 for additional information.

Quilt Guild

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. This month's meeting is Sept. 8. All with an interest are welcome. Call 642-2763 for more 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.

TuesdayNAMI Pacific County

SEAVIEW - At 3 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 9, NAMI Pacific County meets at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. For more information or transportation to the meetings, contact Barbara Bate at 665-4421, Rosi Sartwell at 665-5372, or Mary Bowers, 665-3070 or via e-mail at mfb@centurytel.net.

Family stories

RAYMOND - On Sept. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Raymond Timberland Library is hosting family story time. Stories, rhymes, songs and movement games will focus mainly on children age six and younger. For more information call 360-942-2408.

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.

Weight Watchers

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.

Family History

LONG BEACH - The Brick Wall Genealogy Club meets at 1 p.m., on Sept. 9 in 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 Sharon Ballman at 642-7515.

Grange meeting

GRAYS RIVER - The Grays River Grange meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:30 p.m., at 11 South Hull Creek Road. This month's meetings are Sept. 9 and Sept. 23. Anyone with an interest is invited to attend. For additional information, call Donna Moody at 360-465-2253.

Community network

LONG BEACH - South Pacific County Community Network meets on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the PUD building on Sandridge Road. Come work together to help promote ways to provide opportunities for a healthier and safer community for our children, youth and families. All with an interest are welcome. Contact Margaret Harshfield at 360-208-3295 for more information.

WednesdayCaregivers' support

KLIPSAN - Caregivers Support Group meets at Golden Sands Assisted Living Facility at 21608 "O" Lane in Ocean Park on Sept. 10 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information call Don Cantrell at 642-3787, ext. 226.

Operation Warm-Up

OCEAN PARK - Family Worship Center (FWC) is asking for your help to make sure that no one on the Peninsula is without a coat or jacket this winter. FWC will begin to collect donations of gently used and new coats and/or jackets in all sizes until Oct. 5. The goal is be able to supply 200 coats to Peninsula residents of all ages and sizes. Distribution of the donated coats will begin Monday, Oct. 6. If you know of someone needing a coat please let us know by calling FWC's church office. These items will be available to DSHS, the senior center, local churches and service organizations, and our area food banks, so that everyone has the opportunity to be warm this winter. Coats and jackets will be accepted by special appointment, or Monday through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please bring your donated coats to the Family Worship Center at 26310 Ridge Avenue in Ocean Park. For more information please call the church office at 665-6340.

Catalog/Databases

RAYMOND - Adults are invited to the Raymond Timberland Library for an introduction to the library catalog and databases, which is offered from 10 a.m. to noon, on Sept. 10. Learn how to search for library items, place holds and look at your patron record. A brief introduction to the TRL databases will be included. Space is limited. Sign up online or at the library's upstairs desk, or call 360-942-2408.

Writers' Critique

LONG BEACH - Coastal Writers' Critique meets Sept. 10 and Sept. 24 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.

LB Lions

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Anchor Restaurant at Chautauqua Lodge in downtown Long Beach. This month's meetings are Sept. 10 and Sept. 24. Call 642-8322 for more information.

Future EventsEmergency management

SEAVIEW - The Pacific County Emergency Council meets at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 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.

Eastern Star

ILWACO - Pacific Chapter No. 129 of the Order of Eastern Star meets on Sept. 11 beginning at 8 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge located at 205 Spruce Street in Ilwaco. All members are encouraged to attend.

Chinook Tribe meeting

BAY CENTER - The Chinook Tribal Council will meet Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. at the fire hall in Bay Center. It will be a potluck luncheon meeting as usual. Tribal members are encouraged to attend. If you have questions call 777-8303.

History w/Sydney

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents "History as Seen from the Inside Out" with Sydney Stevens from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 13 for adults. Join author Sydney Stevens as she shares stories from her book "Dear Medora: Child of Oysterville's Forgotten Years." The book is based on letters written in the early 1900s between Pacific County residents Helen Espy and her 15-year-old daughter Medora. For more information call 665-4184.

Church picnic

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park United Methodist Church is having their annual church picnic on Saturday, Sept. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. at the church property on U St. just south of the Moose Lodge, and across the street. Baked ham, fried chicken and punch will be provided by the church, with all other side dishes brought by the congregation. Fun games are planned for the children, as well as the adults. Singing familiar songs will complete the day. A special invitation is issued to all newcomers to the community. Call 665-5781 for more information.

Disabled Veterans

OCEAN PARK - The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 meets at the Ocean Park Timberland Library at noon on Sept. 13. For additional information call 665-4542 or 665-4894.

Lupus & Fibromyalgia

SEASIDE - The Northcoast Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets on Sept. 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the education center at the Seaside Hospital. All with an interested are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, please call Sheila at 665-4870 or Carol at 503-325-1100.

Friends of Chinook

CHINOOK - The Friends of Chinook School meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Chinook fire hall. The meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the school. Call 777-8211 for more information.

Democrats meet

SEAVIEW - The Seaview Democratic Precinct No. 1 meet on Monday, Sept. 15 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pacific County Transit Building in Seaview. Call Pat Donnelly at 642-2130 if you would like more information.

Model RR mtg

OCEAN PARK - The next Peninsula Model Railroad Club meeting is held in the Ocean Park Library community room beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 665-5589 for more information.

Stamp/Coin/Currency Club

OCEAN PARK - The Stamp, Coin and Currency Club of Ocean Park meets on Sept. 16 beginning at noon at the Ocean Park Library. Beginners to advanced collectors are welcome. Call John at 642-8732 for more information.

Writers' potluck

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.

Gospel studies

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 start 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.

Brass Quintet

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 bought in advance at Trillium Books, 65 Main Street in Cathlamet, or by e-mail request pca1896@hotmail.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.

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 nm7r@yahoo.com or at 665-5292.

Singing group forms

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.

"On Safari"

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!

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.

Camp volunteers

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.

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