Wednesday, April 28Loyalty Day royalty
LONG BEACH - Loyalty Days organizers are searching for women who were part of the Loyalty Days court in years past and would like to walk in the parade this Sunday, May 2. For more information, contact Ragan at 642-4421.
PENINSULA - A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point through Sunday, May 2, pending marine toxin tests, with digging allowed between midnight and noon. The best time to start is an hour or two before low tide. Low tides adjusted for Pacific beaches those days are as follows: Wednesday, April 28, 8:12 a.m. -1.0; Thursday, April 29, 8:57 a.m. -1.1; Friday, April 30, 9:41 a.m. -1.0; Saturday, May 1, 10:24 a.m. -0.7; Sunday, May 2, 11:06 a.m. -0.3. 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.
Baskets & bowls
PENINSULA - The parents of Ilwaco High Class of 2010 are currently selling hanging flower baskets and color bowls as their last fundraiser for the grad night party. Anyone interested in making a purchase may call Sally Wright at 244-0858 or Sue Madsen at 244-1004. The graduation night party was adopted many years ago in an effort to keep the graduates engaged in a safe and substance-free environment during the hours immediately following the graduation ceremony. For anyone interested, donations can be mailed to IHS Class of 2010 Grad Night Party, P.O. Box 716, Long Beach, WA 98631, or call Sally or Sue to have your donation picked up.
Classic Movies at Neptune
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 April 28 is "Philadelphia Story," starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart. 1940. 112 min.
Head Start enrollment
LONG BEACH - Head Start, located at 2611 Pacific Avenue North in Long Beach, is now enrolling children for preschool in the fall. Providing quality preschool experiences for young children at no cost to eligible families, Long Beach Head Start is accepting children three- to five-years-old to attend class four days a week for 3.5 hours each day. Priority will be given to four-year-olds. Children will also be accepted throughout the school year on their third birthdays. To schedule an appointment or to find out if you qualify, call 642-5471 or visit www.eocfwa.org.
ILWACO - Olde Towne Trading Post, the coffee shop across from the heritage museum in Ilwaco, will be the site of a monthly Authors' Showcase the fourth Wednesday evening of the month. Writers are encouraged to come share works in progress or published writings, and everyone is welcome to come hear these original stories. Coffee and goodies available at 6 p.m., and writers will sign up for reading slots beginning at 7 p.m. For more information call 642-4932.
Thursday, April 29Soup bowl
SEASIDE - The Clatsop County Women's Resource Center is holding their annual Soup Bowl from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Thursday, April 29 at the Seaside Convention Center. About 300 bowls will be available on a first-come/first-served basis for $30 each. If you want soup only, tickets are $15. Enjoy a variety of soups prepared by some of our area's top chefs. Tickets are available in Astoria at the Women's Resource Center, Deja vu Thrift Shop, Lucy's Books or at the Seaside and Cannon Beach chambers of commerce or by calling 503-325-4962.
OCEAN PARK - Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Thursday at the Ocean Park Community Church at 26709 Vernon Avenue. Weigh-in is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., followed by a meeting. Anyone with a desire to lose weight is welcome. For information call Dee Carbaugh at 665-6507.
LONG BEACH - Line dancing is happening at the Long Beach Elks. Beginner and intermediate classes are offered at 5:30 p.m., each Thursday. Advanced classes are available from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday. 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.
Friday, April 30Glacial Flood Deposition
CAPE D - The Long Beach Area State Parks are hosting "Is There Evidence for Glacial Flood Deposition on the Continental Margin Seaward of the Columbia River Mouth?" on Friday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m., at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment State Park. This free, popular presentation will be given by Marie Ferland, a geology professor at Central Washington University. Doors will open at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Julie Tennis at 777-8221.
Weekend market & concessions
LONG BEACH - The first and third Fridays and Saturdays of each month, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., there is an indoor market and concession stand open at the Long Beach Grange located at 5715 Sandridge Road. Dates this this month are May 7, May 8 and May 28 through May 30. Table rentals are available for $10 per day. Come find a good deal! Call 665-2461 for information on tables.
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.
Saturday, May 1Loyalty Days
ILWACO - Loyalty Days weekend kicks off with a kid's parade in Ilwaco starting at noon. Come downtown earlier for boats on display at the port and various vendors set up. The blessing of the fleet is at 1 p.m. Also, Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco opens May 1. For detailed information visit http://portofilwaco.com/ events/saturdaymarket or call 360-783-1143.
Library book sale
NASELLE - Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 at the Naselle Assembly of God Church, 278 Knappton Road. Proceeds help support library programs and materials. For more information call 484-3877.
Sportsman & gun show
MENLO - Pacific County Sportsman Show is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Sunday, May 2 at the Pacific County fairgrounds in Menlo. The event includes mounted cowboy shooters, a kid's fishing pond, a big game display, and much more. Call 942-7595 or visit www.pcanglers.org for added details.
SKAMOKAWA - Redmen Hall is showing a Smithsonian Museum exhibit titled "American Folklife - Commonwealth of Cultures." This exhibit will be illustrated with examples of folklife from our local area and will feature local folk art, crafts and food. The exhibit runs through May 9. Redmen Hall is located in Skamokawa on SR-4 and is open on Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For further information call 795-3007.
LONG BEACH - The Elks has bingo every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. The 15-game program includes a Texas blackout and a progressive $250 blackout. Snacks and pull-tabs are available. The public is welcome. Elks bingo proceeds fund the Washington State Tall Elks Therapy program.
FORT COLUMBIA - From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, Washington State Parks will host the 249th Coast Artillery Living History group at Fort Columbia State Park, located one mile east of Chinook (on top of the tunnel). These men will be at the barracks building and around the grounds giving visitors a taste of what it would have been like to be in the Army and stationed here at the mouth of the Columbia River. Admission is free. Bring a picnic and spend the day!
Red Hat Event
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Cranberry Queens are holding Red Hat Bingo beginning at noon on Saturday, May 1 at the Ocean Park fire hall. Attendees should bring a nice wrapped white elephant gift to contribute as a prize, finger food for potluck and your teacup. Dress is informal, but don't forget to wear a red hat and purple top. Membership is not required - all women over age 60 welcome. Stop by and join the fun! If you have questions Queen Mum, Dazzlin' Diane at 665-4308.
Boater education class
ILWACO - From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on the first Saturday of each month through June, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is holding a class to assist attendees in obtaining the required Washington state Boater Education card. These cards are required for anyone who is 30 years old or younger who plans to operate a boat. The cost is $25, and pre-registration is requested. The classes will be held in the upstairs classroom at the Port of Ilwaco office at 165 Howerton Way. For additional information or to sign up, call Dick at 642-7588.
Faith in action
OCEAN PARK - May is faith in action month at Peninsula Baptist Church, with events focused on biblical compassion and service for those in need. There will be no Sunday service on May 23, with community projects to be scheduled. For more information call 665-5060 or e-mail email@example.com.
ASTORIA - May 1 at 2:30 p.m., the public is invited to hear noted author Jack Nisbet explore the interactions of an early Scottish naturalist in "The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest." The presentation will follow Douglas' adventures by land and sea, with a particular focus on the human and natural history he witnessed. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children. Call 503-325-2323 for more information.
Sunday, May 2
Loyalty Day Parade
LONG BEACH - The 60th Annual Loyalty Day events for Sunday include a cowboy breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Peninsula Saddle Grounds. Then the main parade is in downtown Long Beach starting at 1 p.m., with a Coast Guard flyover, with lots of fun for all.
OCEAN PARK - North Beach Water District will perform preventive water main flushing from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., through Friday, May 7. This action may cause red or cloudy water, which is not harmful to a person's health but may cause rust stains on light or colored laundry. Please be sure to check the water prior to doing laundry. For more information call 665-4144.
SEAVIEW - Overeaters Anonymous meets at 4612 Pacific Highway (Bill's place) in Seaview at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Call 642-4932 or 642-8439 for more information. Additional meetings are on Mondays and Thursdays at noon at Golden Sands in Klipsan. Call 665-2535 or 665-2348 for information on these meetings.
Carriage Museum hours
RAYMOND - The Northwest Carriage Museum, located at 314 Alder Street in Raymond, is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Plus they offer free admission the first Wednesday of each month. Visit soon and/or call 942-4150 to schedule your group tour!
Monday, May 3Art Around Town
PENINSULA - Peninsula Arts Association is proud to present the artwork of the following artists - Nancy Beliveau, Elizabeth Bonn-Zimmerman and Marty Blount are showing their works of art at the Pacific County building. Vivian Easter and Sharon Bernasek have work on display at Ocean Beach Hospital and Joan Taplin is displaying some of her work at the Ilwaco Library. Peninsula Arts Association encourages everyone to take time to admire these creations.
Model RR mtg
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Model Railroad Club (all scales) meets on the first and third Monday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. The first meeting of the month is held in the Ocean Park Library community room and the second meeting of the month is held in the home of a member. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For information call Dean Mead, president at 665-5589 or Mark Clemmens, secretary at 665-4807.
Tuesday, May 4
Library friends meet
NASELLE - The Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, at the library. Meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome. For more information call 484-3877.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., May 4 for adults. Join in a discussion of "American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers and the Making of a Nation" by Jon Meacham. For more information call 665-4184.
Raymond library meeting
RAYMOND - The friends and the board of the Raymond Timberland Library will meet Tuesday, May 4 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the library. Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly meeting to discuss library programs, events and building projects. For more information call 942-2408.
LONG BEACH - Weight Watchers meetings are being held at the Edgewater Inn in Long Beach on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can weigh in 30 minutes prior to meeting start time. All are welcome. Call 642-3572 for information.
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 grouse if you want. Meet and make some new friends, enjoy lunch. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
ILWACO - The Chinook Spinners meet the first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in private homes. Call Sharon at 665-5266 to confirm. Bring a sack lunch.
Wednesday, May 5Classic Movies at Neptune
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 5 is "Kiss Me Kate," starring Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson. 1953. 110 min.
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.
Chinook Food Bank
CHINOOK - Volunteers for the Chinook Food Bank, located at 70 Houchen Street in Chinook, are handing out food on the first and third Wednesdays of each month only. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For questions or in an emergency, call 875-6670.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at city hall located at 115 Bolstad Avenue West. The agenda is available at www.longbeachwa.gov or at city hall prior to the meeting. These meetings are open to the public. Call 642-4421 for additional information.
Future EventsCommunity meeting
ILWACO - WellSpring Community Network is hosting a town hall community meeting on Thursday, May 6 at the Hilltop Auditorium in Ilwaco. Parents, youth, educators, prevention professionals, health providers, law enforcement, business owners and anyone who wants a healthier community and a brighter future for our youth are welcome. A free dinner, provided by Beach House Catering, will be served at 5:45 p.m.; the meeting starts at 6:40 p.m. Clay Roberts, renowned national speaker on developmental assets, will facilitate the meeting and help community members understand the role they play in creating community wellness. Call 642-9349 for more information.
OCEAN PARK - On Thursday, May 6, at 7 a.m., Ocean Park Community Church located at 268th & Vernon Avenue, will once again host a National Day of Prayer Breakfast event. This year is the 59th National Day of Prayer observance. You get breakfast and have an opportunity to meet with others in fellowship as they meet to participate in and petition for God's blessings. Ed Leonard, war veteran and former mayor of Ilwaco, will be the presenter and offer the challenge to be men and women who make a difference. This is an R.S.V.P. only event. A free-will offering will be received. Call 665-4548 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Merchants Association meets Friday, May 7 at 8 a.m., at Bensons Restaurant, 504 S Pacific Ave., in Long Beach. For more information call president Steven Linhart at 642-5625.
CHINOOK - The Peninsula Association of Performing Artists (PAPA) is pleased to announce that they will be performing the musical comedy "Hello, Dolly!" at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, May 7, May 14, May 21 and May 28; at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, May 15, May 22 and May 29 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, May 16, May 23 and May 30. The performances will be held in the refurbished auditorium at Fort Columbia, which sits over the tunnel between Chinook and the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Tickets will be on sale at Okie's Thriftway and Stormin' Norman's. Cost of the tickets is $15. This play was a great success on Broadway. It starred Carol Channing, and won 10 Tony Awards. In 2002 the Hello, Dolly! original cast recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and was made into a movie in 1969 - it follows the adventures of Dolly, America's most beloved matchmaker. PAPA invites all in the community will take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy a play with a cast of 30 local talented residents.
ILWACO - Ilwaco Middle-High School jazz band is presenting their second annual Jazz Night Club at The Artisan at 114 SW Main Street in Ilwaco from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. Desserts and refreshments are included for the $10 ticket. All proceeds go to the school's music program. Tickets are available at all Peninsula pharmacies.
RAYMOND - Sign up now for a 20-hour Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) free training from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Friday, May 7 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, May 8 and Saturday, May 15 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 707 Jackson Avenue in Raymond. This training includes modules on disaster preparedness, fire safety, medical operations, disaster psychology, light search and rescue, disaster simulation and much more and is designed to prepare you to help yourself, family, neighbors and others in the event of a disaster. For information and to register call Jason or Angel at 360-942-5483 or e-mail email@example.com or contact Karan Wade James at 360-786-5207.
Wildlife & Climate Change
LONGVIEW - Willapa Hills Audubon and LCC Biological Society invite the public to hear world-renowned scientist George Divoky's presentation "Falling Off the Edge: Four Decades of Environmental Change at the Top of the World" on May 7, starting at 7 p.m. at the Lower Columbia College Rose Center Wollenberg Auditorium. Divoky has spent the last 34 years above the Arctic Circle on Cooper Island, studying the behavior and arctic world of the black guillemot, a small seabird, and has witnessed habitat change over three decades of research. Divoky will share photos and exciting tales of polar bears and sadder tales of the changes affecting his beloved black guillemots. The program is free and open to the public. For a map go to http://lcc.ctc.edu/maps.
Peninsula Garden Party
PENINSULA - Coast Community Radio presents its second annual garden party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, May 8 at the Nahcotta Rhododendron Garden at 28409 Sandridge Road. Admission is free. Visitors touring the garden's eight acres will see a wide array of natives and ornamentals including rhododendron varieties found nowhere else in the region. Host Herb Mindt together with co-host and licensed landscape architect Bill Jablonsky will be joined by master gardener Ann Goldeen, of Coast Community Radio's program, "Diggin' the Dirt." Willapa Bay oysters donated by Northern Oyster Company will be available fresh from the grill, along with a variety of other foods. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. live music will be performed. Watch for more information or call 503-325-0010.
Italian Sax Quartet
RAYMOND - Mother's Day, May 9, Sunday Afternoon Live is offering a performance by the elite Italian Saxophone Quartet at the Raymond Theatre at 2 p.m. that is sure to be excellent. Tickets are available online at www.sundayafternoonlive.org. A check or money order mailed with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to SAL, Box 41, South Bend, WA 98586 will assure seating. Call 942-2652 for information.
Symphonic concert & more
ASTORIA - Larry Johnson will conduct the North Coast Symphonic Band at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 9 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria. The program will feature music honoring mothers on their special day and mothers in the audience will receive a free carnation as they arrive at the concert venue. Performers include Bob Walters of Ocean Park, who will sing "Embraceable You." The pre-concert entertainment will start at 3:30 p.m. and feature the All That Jazz band, which includes Bob Joiner and Glen Hansen on trombone, Nick Johnson on sax, Dennis Hale on tuba, Chris Jacobson on guitar, Lee Stromquist on keyboard, and Dave Graves on percussion. Regular admission for the May 9 concert is $10. Student admission is $6. Children 12 and under are free when escorted by an adult. Tickets are available in advance at the Liberty Theater Box Office at 503-325-5922 ext. 55, and two hours before the event. The doors to the auditorium will open at 3:15 p.m., the day of the concert. For more information about the band or the concert, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-325-2431.
Surf rescue drill
LONG BEACH - The annual surf rescue practice drill will be held on Monday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at the Bolstad approach in Long Beach. The public is invited to view the drill from the boardwalk in Long Beach. Come and see your local heroes in action - the Coast Guard, the Ilwaco and Long Beach fire departments, Pacific County Fire District No. 1, Long Beach Police Department, Pacific County Sheriff's Department, Ocean Beach Hospital, Medix Ambulance and the all-volunteer South Pacific County Technical Rescue Team (surf and cliff rescue). The drill will simulate an ocean rescue with multiple victims and all agencies. If you have questions call 244-2720.
ILWACO - A potluck and meetings of the Don R. Grable American Legion Post No. 48 and its Auxiliary will be on Tuesday, May 11, at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Please bring a dish to share and spend time with veterans and their families. For information, please call Post Commander Chuck Schussman at 665-6010 or Unit President Janet Easley at 665-5580.
LONG BEACH - Alzheimer's Association caregiver support group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the PUD auditorium at 9610 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. The next meeting is May 12. The group is designed to provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are providing care to a person with dementia. For more information call Don Cantrell at 642-3787 ext. 226.
SEASIDE - The 4th Annual Clatsop County Job and Career Fair is from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., on May 12 at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Street. This free event will host more than 30 employer booths. For more information call MTC Works at 503-325-4821, ext. 234.
Walk for Wellness
LONG BEACH - Beginning at noon on May 15 at the Bolstad approach there will be a walk sponsored by NAMI Pacific County (National Alliance on Mental Illness). To volunteer or for donation information call Kat at 665-6305.
Forestry fun day
ELMA - From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on May 15 a Forestry Fun Day is set at the Satsop Development Park, 100 Technology Lane in Elma. Lunch will be provided. Find out what assistance programs might be available for small forest landowners as well as information on a variety of topics related to forest health, wildlife and tree vigor. The event will focus on hands-on teaching and is open to all ages, as activities for youth will be ongoing throughout the day. Youth under age 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration, received by April 30 is $10 per person or $15 per family. Registration at a later date will be $15 per person and $20 per family. For more information go to http://graysharborcd. scc.wa.gov/ or call Theresa Marquardt at the Grays Harbor Conservation District at 360-249-5900 extension 106.