Wednesday, Jan. 26

Author Readings

ILWACO — The monthly Authors’ Showcase is Jan. 26 at Olde Towne Trading Post, across from the heritage museum in Ilwaco. 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.

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.

Grief support 

SEAVIEW — A Grief Support Group meets every Wednesday at       11 a.m., in the fireside room at Peninsula Church Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview. Call 800-772-1319 if you have questions, or just come to this support group.

Neptune Classic Movies 

LONG BEACH — The Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. The movie on Jan. 26 is “Adventures of Marco Polo” starring Gary Cooper and Basil Rathbone. 1938. 104 min.

Thursday, Jan. 27

Chinese New Year

ILWACO — From 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Jan. 27, teens are invited to Ilwaco Timberland Library to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year means dancing dragons, firecrackers and good luck wishes. Check out your Chinese zodiac, make a firecracker, decorate a lantern and create a banner to symbolize good luck year-round. 2011 is the year of the rabbit. Snacks provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries. For more information call 642-3908.

Veterans meeting

LONG BEACH — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 in Long Beach holds their monthly membership and business meeting at 7 p.m., Jan. 27 at the Elks Lodge located at 110 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. For information, call 642-1228.

Living w/chronic conditions

ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics is sponsoring a free six-week workshop that will run from    1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursdays, through Feb. 24 in the hospital conference room, and is designed to help people suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Denise Ross, a registered nurse and the workshop coordinator, will help participants learn problem-solving and coping skills as well as techniques for dealing with pain, frustration, fatigue, isolation and depression. The course is ideal for people with heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other chronic diseases. For more information, or to register, contact Ross at 642-6308.

Line dancing

LONG BEACH — Line dancing on the Peninsula is offered at Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road.  Dancing for beginners starts at 5:30 p.m., intermediate and advanced dancers hit the floor at 1 p.m. and again 6:30 p.m., each Thursday, except the fourth Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome — the cost is just $3 per person per class. Come check out this fun activity, you don’t need a partner. Call Linda at 783-2389 for more information.

Art Around Town

PENINSULA — The Peninsula Arts Association presents a change of artwork around the peninsula. At the Pacific County building are photographs by Bonnie Cozby and mixed media artwork created by Sharon Strong. Photographs by Nancy Meyrick are being shown at the Ocean Beach Hospital and Arlene Jayne presents her paintings at the Ilwaco library. 

Friday, Jan. 28

Parkinson support

OCEAN PARK — The Parkinson’s disease support group meets from       1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Golden Sands Assisted Living Facility in Klipsan. For information, call Patti at 665-3284.

After Deadline

ASTORIA — Charlie Stenvall of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be Chinook Observer editor Matt Winters’ guest on his After Deadline radio talkshow at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, on KMUN 91.9 FM National Public Radio. They will be discussing the planning process now under way for local National Wildlife Refuges. After Deadline Podcast

OBH support group

ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics’ Cancer Support Group will meet Friday, Jan. 28, at      2 p.m. in the Ilwaco Community Building meeting room. The support group is part of the hospital’s oncology outreach and education program. Cyndy Soule and Jami Greenfield, members of the hospital’s chemotherapy team, will facilitate the meeting. Current and past cancer patients and their families are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Cyndy at 642-6327, or Jami at 642-6475.


KLIPSAN — An Al-Anon daytime group meets on a new day of the week — Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Golden Sands Assisted Living. Find help and hope and how to deal in a healthy way, in a safe environment. Call 665-5300 for more information. 

WWI Posters

ILWACO — Until March 12, the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco is presenting the exhibition “World War I Posters: On the Home Front,” which explores the war through an exceptional collection of 36 lithographic posters that were made to influence American support of the war. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays are free thanks to the Ilwaco Merchants Association. For more information call 642-3446 or visit

Burn permits

PENINSULA — 2011 Backyard Burn Permits are printed. The permits are free, and can be picked up at the following locations: Ocean Park fire station, Seaview fire station, Jack’s Country Store, Surfside Homeowners Association office, Pioneer Market and Seaview One Stop. It is required that you have a burn permit every time you burn. For more information, contact the District Office at 665-4451, or visit their website at

Saturday, Jan. 29

Loggers Reunion

NASELLE — Loggers from around the area are invited to the Old Time Loggers Reunion to be held on Saturday, Jan. 29 from noon to 4 p.m., at the Appelo Archives Center in Naselle. The purpose of the event is to honor Howard “HR” Nelson’s 80th birthday, and gather loggers into one area to look at old photographs, interview them and take a group photo of them in their company hats and jackets (such as Crown, Weyerhaeuser, DeBriae, Hancock or another company). All this information will be used for a hardbound book titled “When Logging Was Logging: Over 100 years of timber history in the Willapa Hills from Naselle through the Elochoman Valley.” The Appelo Archives Center is located at 1056 State Route 4 in Naselle. For more information about the event, call 360-484-7103 or send an e-mail to

Sunday, Jan. 30

Romantic German songs

OCEAN PARK — German romantic art songs and duets under the theme “Journeying with Spirit and Love,” will be shared starting at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 30 at Grace Episcopal Church in Astoria. Pianist Ronald Thompson will accompany Andrea Weilgart Patten, a soprano, and her daughter, Anja, a higher soprano. Karin Temple, who will give literary background on the song poetry, together with David Myers on viola, and Alexandra Myers on piano, will be joining the Astoria program. A free-will offering will gratefully be accepted for the music fund and for accompanying musicians. If you have questions call 642-2916.

Peninsula meditation group 

KLIPSAN — A meditation group meets on Sundays at 3:30 p.m., in the Golden Sands conference room, off the west entrance.  Contact Kim at 642-2916, Jim at 665-3151, or Barb at 665-4421 if you need more information.

Overeaters Anonymous

PENINSULA — There are meetings four times a week on the Peninsula in both Seaview and Ocean Park, on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for those interested in the support group Overeaters Anonymous. If you have questions call 665-2535 or Kathleen at 642-8439.

Monday, Jan. 31

AA meetings

OCEAN PARK and SEAVIEW — Alcoholics Anonymous has two group meetings on the Peninsula. The Ocean Park group meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Ocean Park Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place on Mondays and Fridays. The second group meets seven days a week at 6:30 a.m., noon and 8 p.m., at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. For more information you can call 642-2902 or go to

Valentine Raffle 

CATHLAMET — Raffle tickets are now on sale for $5 each, with the winner receiving a candlelight dinner for two at the Bradley House in Cathlamet. The drawing is Feb. 7. Tickets are available by calling 360-562-1925 or at Cathlamet Pharmacy, Rosburg Store, Grays River Café, Cathlamet Video, Sharon’s Pizza, Columbia Realty or at the Bradley House. This is a fundraiser for the Wahkiakum County Historical Society.

Tuesday, Feb. 1

Friends of the Library 

NASELLE — The Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library are having their annual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone is encouraged to come. New members for the board are needed. If you have  questions call Sue Holt at 484-7121, ext. 10, or e-mail

Book discussion

OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, from     2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 1 for adults. Join in a discussion of “The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town” by John Grisham. For more information call 665-4184.

4-H events

ASTORIA — Space is limited so please R.S.V.P. by Feb. 1 for a 4-H gathering at Clatsop County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Feb. 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Youth looking for a fun-filled day to do enjoyable hands-on activities while learning at the same time are invited. During the day attendees will also learn more about 4-H and the numerous programs offered to youth throughout local counties. If you have questions, call 503-325-8573.


ILWACO — The Clatsop Spinners meet the first Tuesday of the month (Feb. 1) at 10 a.m. Call Sharon at 665-5266 to confirm the location. Clatsop Weavers and Spinners also meet the third Tuesday of the month (Feb. 15) at 11 a.m., at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Bring a sack lunch to these meetings if you wish.

Grow & Live Spiritually

SEAVIEW — Anyone with an interest is invited to the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview to find out about spiritual tools and to use them during a gathering each Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., led by Rev. Mary Evelyn Long. Coffee and tea will be available. Call 655-5300 for information.

Masonic meeting

ILWACO — Occident Lodge No. 99 meets at noon every Tuesday for a no host luncheon at the Imperial Schooner Restaurant at the Port of Ilwaco. Sojourners are welcome. For information call Jim at 665-6577 or Norm at 642-2258.

Weight Watchers

LONG BEACH — Join Weight Watchers new Points Plus program on Tuesday mornings at the Edgewater Inn in Long Beach.  Weigh-in is at   9:30 a.m., and the meeting starts at    10 a.m. For further information call 360-909-3671, 800-651-6000 or visit


LONG BEACH — The Ilwaco-Long Beach Kiwanis meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the El Compadre Restaurant at 1900 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. Call 665-2598 for further information.


SEAVIEW — The Southwest Pacific County Peninsula Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m., at the 42nd Street Café in Seaview. For more information contact Club President Lynn Raymer at 665-2685 or go to

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Writers’ Circle

OCEAN PARK — The Writers’ Circle that normally meets the first Wednesday of each month (Feb. 2) at the Ocean Park Library will not meet during the winter months — look for an announcement of meetings again in the spring and in the meantime, keep writing!

Advisory Board

LONG BEACH — The Pacific County Advisory Board meets at          4 p.m., on Feb. 2 at Willapa Behavioral Health, 2204 Pacific Highway North in Long Beach. Call 642-3787 for more information.

Relay for Life

LONG BEACH — Team members interested in Relay for Life of the Long Beach Peninsula meet at     6 p.m., on Feb. 2 at the Chautauqua Lodge in Long Beach. With the theme, Season of Hope, this is a wonderful way to help loved ones and those you know who have been touched by cancer. Committee meetings will be at 7 p.m., that same evening. If you have questions please call Lacie at 783-2094.


ILWACO — Ilwaco Toastmasters’ Night Owls group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Shorebank Annex at the Port of Ilwaco. The Lunch Bunch group meets from noon to 1 p.m., on the second and fourth Mondays in the community room at the Ilwaco Timberland Library. 

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, or Feb. 2 and Feb. 16. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For questions or in an emergency, call 875-6670.

Abby account

PACIFIC COUNTY — Four-year-old Abigail Marble lives with mitochondrial disease, which causes seizures and compromises her ability to speak, crawl, walk or eat by mouth. Due to an outpour of concern from the community, an account was recently set up in her name at the Bank of Pacific to help with medical expenses.

Neptune Classic Movies 

LONG BEACH — The Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. The movie on Feb. 2 is “Anna & The King of Siam” starring Rex Harrison and Irene Dunne. 1946. 128 min.


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