Wednesday, May 27Road closure
PACIFIC COUNTY - There will be a temporary closure of Sandridge Road at MP 2.40, north of Sid Snyder Drive and south of 65th Street daily through 5 p.m., on Friday, May 29. Pacific County will be replacing existing cross culverts. Additional information regarding this temporary road closure can be obtained by calling 642-9368.
Friends of the CRMM
ASTORIA - The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Columbia River Maritime Museum will meet at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, in the Kern Room of the museum. The speaker will be Suzie Conner, CEO of Leland Vessel Assistance. She will give a presentation on providing services for ship owners and worldwide shipping agencies. The hostesses for this meeting will be Jan Van Dusen and Suzie Conner. Call 503-325-2323.
ILWACO - The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is hosting a special exhibit of artwork completed by Ilwaco High School students. Come check out these talented students.
PENINSULA - Do you want to go to summer camp? Reach Out Ministries may be able to help with camp fees. They will pay up to $200 per child. This program is available for students in first through 12th grade. Pick up scholarship applications at the school, or call Pat Smith at 665-6632. Don't delay; get your child's application in today. Reach Out Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth on the Peninsula. Tax-deductible monetary donations are appreciated. Send them to: ReachOut Ministries, P.O. Box 59, Long Beach, WA 98631.
ThursdayTown hall meeting
ILWACO - The WellSpring Community Network is sponsoring a town hall meeting on Thursday, May 28 entitled, "Growing a Great Place to Live" that will focus on what our young people need to succeed. National speaker and author Clay Roberts will discuss developmental assets that help build strong communities, including family support, adult role models, youth programs, creative activities, self-esteem, caring neighborhoods and much more. The event, held at Hilltop Auditorium, is free of charge and includes dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., with the town hall gathering from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Anyone with an interest in youth is encouraged to attend.
ILWACO - The community is invited to the Ilwaco Middle/High School auditorium at 3 p.m. on May 28 to hear national speaker and author Clay Roberts discuss his book, "Growing a Great Place to Live." He will discuss a community-wide focus on building developmental assets that can reinforce the reasons of the heart that inspire careers in education in the first place, and it can help students K-12 become academic achievers as well as healthy, caring, responsible, productive members of society. Also he will provide a suggested process for building awareness and sustaining the change for good; and provide a wealth of handouts, including charts, action lists and assessment tools. There is no charge for this event.
Puzzles and clothespins
LONG BEACH - Do you have old puzzles packed away somewhere that you don't want or need? Or maybe you have some plastic or wood clothespins around the house? Ragan Andrew is looking for old puzzles and clothespins to use for kids art projects. Donations may be dropped off at Long Beach City Hall.
Art around town
ILWACO - Ocean Beach Hospital is hosting artists Theodore Diebold and Rick Houston during May and June. Come see some of the incredible photography of these two members of the Peninsula Arts Association.
PENINSULA - The Peninsula Youth Football program is holding sign-ups for all kids in grades two through six on Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m., at both Long Beach and Ocean Park schools. Parents can sign up kids at either location. The junior team is for second, third and fourth graders and the senior team is for fifth and sixth grade youth. The cost of the program is $40. If you have questions, call Kris Kaino at 642-4452.
Friday"Laura," a murder mystery
ILWACO - Laurie Carter is directing the Peninsula Players' production of "Laura," a murder mystery in three acts at the 2nd Story Playhouse, 108 Spruce Street in Ilwaco. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m., starting May 29 and 30, June 5 and 6 and June 12 and 13. Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. on May 31, June 7 and June 14. Tickets are just $10 and are available at the Imperial Schooner Restaurant at the Port of Ilwaco, JT's Café in Ilwaco, Stormin' Norman's in Long Beach and Okie's Thriftway in Ocean Park.
ASTORIA - The North Oregon Coast Symphony is performing their season finale concert featuring "Peter and the Wolf" and movie theme favorites at the Performing Arts Center at 16th and Franklin in Astoria beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 29. In addition you can enjoy pre-concert music by bagpiper Tyrone Head at 6:30 p.m. Admission is just $10 per person, with students 12 and under admitted free. For tickets or information call 503-368-7160.
LONG BEACH - A group called "MAMAS" meets every Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at 811 Pacific Hwy S, Suite 16 in the midwifery office between THC Organic Market and LB Coffee Roasters. This is a support group for mothers on the Long Beach Peninsula and surrounding areas. Just some of the mothering issues that will be discussed include breastfeeding, parenting, birthing and nutrition and answers to questions pregnant women or new mothers may have. There is no charge to participate and children are always welcome. Contact Tamy at 509-220-9915 or 642-2033.
Amnesty from traffic fines
PACIFIC COUNTY - South District Court for Pacific County is offering a "collection amnesty program" throughout the month of May. Designed to help those with outstanding traffic tickets and fines, the court and their collection agency have agreed to waive interest and a 40 percent of collection costs. For those paying by credit card an additional $25 will be added to the balance owed. The court is offering the 30-day program through May 31. Those with outstanding tickets or fines should contact the court directly by calling 642-9417 ext. 2517.
SaturdayWood products workshop
OAKVILLE - On Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., NW Certified Forestry will host a one-day workshop on small-scale custom sawmilling and wood-drying at the Wild Thyme Farm in Oakville. This workshop will provide useful information for a wide audience, including small woodland owners, small mill operators, wood manufacturers and others. For more information log onto www.nnrg.org/news-events/events, or contact Kirk Hanson at 360-316-9317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sturgeon Derby, BBQ & car show
SKAMOKAWA - The Derby Dollars for Scholars event is May 30 at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa and begins with a fishing derby and continues with a salmon and chicken barbecue dinner at the fairgrounds. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day for an array of outstanding prize packages. The sturgeon derby weigh-in starts at 1:30 p.m. and only one sturgeon is allowed per participant. Bank and boat fishermen are welcome. The Rod and Reels Run is open to vehicles dating from 1897 through 2009. There will be many trophies and raffle prizes awarded. Proceeds from these events provide scholarship monies for students at Wahkiakum and Naselle-Grays River Valley schools. For more information call Diane at 360-849-4257.
LONG BEACH - The city of Long Beach hosts horse and wagon rides, face painting, kids games, clowns and more each weekend through Labor Day. Come downtown and have some fun!
Museum exhibit extended
ILWACO - The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is pleased to announce the extension of the exhibition, "We Are Still Here," featuring the artwork of Charles I. Funk, Chinook elder. The exhibition will remain open through June 7. In addition, the Ilwaco High School art students will be displaying their artwork at the museum through June 2. Call 642-3446 for more information.
SEAVIEW - Baccalaureate services for the graduating members of Ilwaco High School, the alternative school and home schoolers is set for 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. All seniors, their parents and friends are invited. The Peninsula Christian Council, a cooperative groups of area churches, sponsors the service. Pastor David George will deliver the address and members of the senior class will participate in the service. A reception in the social hall will follow the service. If you have questions call 642-2021.
LONG BEACH - The SandSations Committee is on the hunt for SandSations T-shirts from the past 25 years. Do you have any SandSations shirts that are still in good condition and you're willing to part with? If so, bring your T-shirt donations to Long Beach City Hall at 115 Bolstad Avenue West in Long Beach. Once all 25 shirts are collected they will be sewn into a quilt for next year's event. The committee is also looking for volunteers to help with SandSations. For more information, contact Ragan Andrew at Long Beach City Hall or 642-4421.
MondayNew library hours
PACIFIC COUNTY - As of June 1, Timberland Libraries in Pacific County will be open the following hours. Ilwaco: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ocean Park: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Naselle: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. South Bend: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Raymond: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cemetery vases available
PENINSULA - Replacement cemetery vases are in. Please call Lee Crowley at 642-2891 for purchase and pickup arrangements.
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.
Hazard sirens testing
SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) holds monthly testing of the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens on Monday, June 1, at noon. The AHAB sirens will sound the Westminster chimes for 10 seconds followed by a 15-second verbal message stating "This is a test of the Emergency Management Agency Tsunami Warning System. This is only a test." The PCEMA has requested assistance from Pacific County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services volunteers in tracking the success of each test. Residents with questions or concerns may contact the PCEMA office at 360-875-9340 or 642-9340.
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 meetings will be June 1 and June 8. These meetings are open to the public. Call 665-4547 for additional information.
KLIPSAN - The next monthly meeting of AARP is June 1, at noon at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. This is a potluck meeting. Call Dale Shoemaker at 642-2205 for more information.
TuesdayImprovement Association meeting
OCEAN PARK - On Tuesday, June 2 at 6 p.m., at the Ocean Park fire hall, the North Peninsula Improvement Association (NPIA) will hold their annual meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to elect officers and a board of directors. Members must have their annual dues of $10 paid up-to-date in order to vote. Membership is open to owners of property located north of Cranberry Road. NPIA has initiated community improvements and projects including flood control, junk car removal, illegally stored RVs and trailer removal, the North Beach Water District and the Beach To Bay Trail. The public is welcome to these meetings as input is necessary for continuing improvements in our community. For information, call Tom Morrow at 665-5858.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion for adults, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., June 2. Join in a discussion of "A Yellow Raft in Blue Water" by Michael Dorris. For more information call 665-4184.
SPCHS volunteer meeting
LONG BEACH - On June 2 at 4:15 p.m., the South Pacific County Humane Society is holding a meeting for volunteers at the animal shelter on 2nd Street in Long Beach. All volunteers and interested people are welcome. For more information call 642-1182.
Rotary Club Meetings
SEAVIEW - The fun-loving Southwest Washington Pacific County Rotary meets weekly for breakfast, fellowship and a half-hour presentation by a guest speaker each Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m., at the 42nd Street Cafe in Seaview. Club members welcome guests interested in learning more about Rotary, or who would simply like to enjoy the week's program. Breakfast is $10. Contact Carol Lynn Ockfen for more information at 665-5806 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 3Wednesday Art Groups
PENINSULA - Art Bunch meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. It is open to anyone; with a $5 fee for attendance. Then the Firehouse Artists meet each Wednesday at the Ocean Park fire hall from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All are welcome and there is no fee to participate. These groups meet to paint, draw, create and critique in an atmosphere of camaraderie and support.
LONG BEACH - The local Veterans office is now located downstairs at 318 NE 2nd St., in the old Pacific County building in Long Beach. This is a full service office with a trained service officer available to assist veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays. The phone number is 642-1228 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m., on June 3 at Willapa Behavioral Health, 2204 Pacific Highway North. Call 642-3787 for more information.
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.
CAPE D - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets the first Wednesday of each month. This month's meeting is June 3 at 7 p.m. at Cape Disappointment. For information call Larry at 665-2811.
KLIPSAN - The Ocean Park Area Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month 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.
Future EventsFamily Movie Night
SEAVIEW - On Thursday, June 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Young Life is hosting a family movie night at Peninsula Church Center in Seaview. This is a fun evening with a family-friendly movie projected on the wall. Concessions will be available for purchase to help kids offset camp costs. All are welcome.
OCEAN PARK - A Grief Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. and the third Thursday at 5:30 p.m. June meetings are June 4 and June 18 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church at 240th and "U" Street. Harbors Home Health and Hospice sponsors these gatherings. Contact them at 800-772-1319.
PACIFIC COUNTY - Caring for someone with memory loss? Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with dementia. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be held the at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at 324 Jackson St. in Raymond on the first Thursday of each month (June 4) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on the third Thursday of each month (June 18) from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact group facilitator Laurie Johnson at 360-942-2603.
Building dedication & open house
LONG BEACH - On Friday, June 5, there will be a dedication and open house for the Pacific County Administration Facility at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Pacific County Board of Commissioners will welcome everyone and special guests, and there will be the facility and courtroom dedication ceremony; then from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., are the open house, tours and refreshments. The public is encouraged to come see this beautiful new facility that is home to the south county administrative offices of the assessor, auditor, community development, emergency management, health and human services, PACNET, sheriff's department and south district court. Call Kathy at 642-9337 or 875-9337 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Merchants Association meets Friday, June 5 at 8 a.m., at Bensons Restaurant, 504 S Pacific Ave., in Long Beach. For more information call this year's president, Steven Linhart at 642-5625.
"The Shadow Catcher"
NASELLE - "The Shadow Catcher" by Marianne Wiggins will be the book up for discussion at the Naselle Timberland Library from 10 a.m. to noon, June 6 for adults. Books are available for checkout at the library's circulation desk. For more information call 484-3877.
ILWACO - The graduation ceremony for 2009 graduates of Ilwaco High School will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 in the old high school at 404 School Road in Ilwaco.
Car show & shine
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Lutheran Church is sponsoring a car show and shine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at 24002 "U" Street. Any year car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or project vehicle is welcome. There will be door prizes, oldies music and games for all. There is no entry fee. Lunch is available for just $3 to $5 per person. Proceeds benefit the Community Table at the church, which provides free Monday lunches for the community. Call Jim Wirth at 665-2420 for more information.
SEAVIEW - Reservations are suggested to attend a special gourmet breakfast at the Shelburne Inn at 4415 Pacific Way in Seaview from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6. A portion of the proceeds from your breakfast will be donated to the local Relay for Life efforts on the Peninsula. The cost is just $11.95 per person and includes the entrée, potatoes, coffee, juice and fruit. Come help in this fight against cancer. Call 642-4150 to reserve your place today.
Dance and Dessert Social
SKAMOKAWA - Join your friends and neighbors for a night of traditional American folk music and dancing presented by Grays River and Skamokawa granges on Saturday, June 6 at the newly-refurbished Skamokawa Grange Hall, from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. This dance will feature Contra, traditional line dances with English origins and a part of American rural life. Astorian Dave Ambrose will call and local musicians Andrew Emlen and Jeffrey Reynolds will provide the lively music. Learn the basics at 7:30 p.m.; the dance begins at 8 p.m. There will also be several waltzes. All dances are taught and easy to learn. The granges will host a refreshment and dessert table with homemade pies and cookie plates available. All ages, singles, couples and families are welcome. Admission is $8. Kids under 12. accompanied by an adult are admitted free. Skamokawa Grange is located within sight of SR4. Turn north on Skamokawa Valley Road at the bridge, then a left onto Fairgrounds Road. For information call Steve at 360-465-2205.
SEAVIEW - The Lower Columbia Worship Group meets the first and third Sundays of each month at 3 p.m. in the fireside room at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview for silent, unprogrammed worship to which all are welcome. The June meetings will be June 7 and June 21. For further information call 642-0709 or e-mail LowerColumbiaQuakers@gmail.com.
ILWACO - The Ilwaco City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Ilwaco Community Building. The meetings are open to the public. Call 642-3145 for more information.
ILWACO - A potluck followed by installation of new officers and meetings of the Don R. Grable American Legion Post No. 48 and Auxiliary will be on Tuesday, June 9 at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco.
Please bring a dish to share and spend some time with veterans and their families. For information, please call Post Commander Dick Wallace or Unit President Ellen Wallace at 642-4188.
Introduction to Computers
RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library is hosting a session for adults called Introduction to Computers, from 10 a.m. to noon, June 10. Beginners will be taught basic computer terms and how to use a mouse to move around the screen. Register at the library's upstairs desk or call 942-2408. Practice time will be provided.
Local authors' books
RAYMOND - From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on June 11, adults are invited to Raymond Timberland Library for a lively discussion of local stories and books by local authors. For more information call 360-942-2408.
NASELLE - Graduates of Naselle High School for 2009 will hold their graduation ceremony at 4 p.m., on Saturday, June 13 in the Lyle Patterson Gymnasium.
Bunco for Breast Cancer
LONG BEACH - On Saturday, June 13 at 7 p.m., at the Chautauqua Lodge Resort, 304 N.W. 14th Street in Long Beach, the public is invited to come play Bunco for breast cancer. The event includes a Bunco tournament and silent auction. There is no charge to participate but donations are encouraged. For more information and to register, go to www.portlandbunco.com or call 503-936-6549.
KLIPSAN - A fundraising pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. For just $5 for adults and $3 for children, you have a choice of pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage or biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs. Plus, a beverage is included. The public is welcome.
Chinook Friends Annual Meeting
CHINOOK - Friends of Chinook School will hold their annual meeting on Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m., at the Chinook fire hall for election of board members and a yearly update from officers. Refreshments will be served. Members and the general public are welcome to attend. Call Connie at 777-8859 for more information.
Summer reading in Ilwaco
ILWACO - Ilwaco Timberland Library presents "Be Creative @ Your Library" Wacky Art Week, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 16 through June 20 for children. Pick up a free summer reading kit on June 16, 18, 19 or 20 (the library is closed on Wednesdays) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and create some wacky art. For more information call 642-3908.
Summer reading in Ocean Park
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents "Be Creative @ Your Library" Wacky Art Week, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 16 through June 19 for children. Pick up a free summer reading kit on June 16 through 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and create some wacky art. For more information call 665-4184.
LONG BEACH - June 20 is the date of this year's Doggie Olympic Games, which will be held at the Bolstad beach approach in Long Beach from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The mission is to provide an event where owners and dogs of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities can bond, play and laugh together in a friendly competitive environment. A variety of events including: Peanut Butter Lick, Babe Ruth Obedience Baseball, Filla Brush Shedding, Frisbee Throw, Rip Van Winkle Sleep Off, Pavarotti Commemorative Sing Off and many more such fun categories will be offered. The cost is $10 for the handler and then $10 for each event entered or $40 if your dog is entered in five or more events. Don't miss the fun. Go to www.funbeach.com or call 642-2400 or 800-451-2542 for more information or event registration forms.
SURFSIDE - On Saturday, June 27 at 8 a.m., there will be a golf tournament at Surfside Golf Course to benefit Living Hope Christian Counseling. Entry forms are available at Surfside Golf Course, Peninsula Baptist Church or can be downloaded at www.livinghopechristiancounseling.org and are due in with payment by June 24. The cost is $40 per player or $160 per team with 18 holes of golf and a barbecue lunch included as well as prizes. All proceeds benefit Living Hope Christian Counseling. Call John at 360-244-5812 for information.
NW Garlic Festival
OCEAN PARK - The 28th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival sponsored by the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce is coming June 20 and 21. This year the event will be held on Wilson Field, also known as the Beach Barons Rod Run Field. This will allow off-street parking and more space for the vendors and entertainment. Besides the garlic crafts and food, there will also be local artists, crafters and entrepreneurs at this event. The entertainment this year again is top notch! On Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. come and listen to the Beaver Boogie Group, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Fabulous Farelanes are back! On Sunday, June 21, the Beaver Boogie Group returns to entertain from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then beginning 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Southern Breakdown Band will be on board. Even though there will be picnic tables available it is a good idea to bring your chairs and blankets to sit a spell and listen to the music after you have visited the vendors. For more festival information you may call the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce Office at 665-4448 or 888-751-9354. For vendor information you may contact Phyllis Knight at 665-5495.
Summer Youth Adventure
PENINSULA - Do you like adventure? Are you a student currently in the fifth or sixth grade? If so, then the Summer Youth Adventure Program is for you! Youth entering or currently in the fifth or sixth grades can take part in a four-week camp, beginning July 7 through July 31. Groups will meet one day a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enrollment is limited. Each week, experienced educators from Pacific County Health and Human Services will lead the youth on outdoor adventures including: hiking, rock climbing, mountain bike riding and archery. The Youth Adventure program is free; transportation and all necessary equipment will be provided. To register, call Tara Finch at 642-9349 or 642-9300 ext. 2627.