LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at noon at Castaways in downtown Long Beach. The next meeting is Nov. 28. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. Call 642-8322 for more information.

Bible studies

PENINSULA - These neighborhood women's groups meet every week offering fun, friends, Bible study, prayer, support and spiritual renewal. On Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., meet at Robin Williams' home in Long Beach. Call 642-1152 for directions and information. On Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. meet at: Bonnie Masson, Surfside, 665-6504; Linda Lanphear, Surfside, 665-0895; Mindy Burns, Surfside, 665-0880; Donna Bradberry, Oysterville, 665-2463. If you are interested in starting a group in Seaview or Ilwaco, call Coral Hughes at 665-3206.

Toy for Joy

LONG BEACH - The Computer Shop, located at 1205 47th Street in Seaview is holding their sixth annual Toy for Joy Drive. Donations of toys or cash can be dropped at the Computer Shop or at various toy drive barrels around town. Donations can also be made to the Computer Shop Toy Drive account at Key Bank. Toys will be accepted through Dec. 21. If you know of families that need help this year, call 642-5751.

THURSDAYDentistry Mobile

LONG BEACH - The Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) Care Dentistry Mobile will be at Long Beach Head Start, 2611 Pacific Avenue North, between 9 a.m. and noon on Thursday, Nov. 29. A licensed dentist will be available to see children between the ages of three and 18 in order to perform dental exams, dental cleaning, fluoride treatments and sealant application. Medicaid insurance helps cover the cost and medical coupons from DSHS are accepted. Private insurance may be billed and private payment is accepted. Call Debra Samuel at 642-5471 or Debbie Myers at 360-671-7667 for more information. KIND care forms and brochures are available at the Head Start office.


LONG BEACH - Every Thursday night from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., is "Spaghetti night at The Long Beach Elks." Between now and Christmas, bring six non-perishable food items or a child's toy and dinner is free! Dinner includes salad and garlic bread for only $5. The public is welcome and no password is necessary.

Lights celebration

FORT COLUMBIA - Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation is hosting a celebration of lights fundraising event on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Fort Columbia Park. The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., and the live auction at 7 p.m. Enjoy festive live music, delicious hors d'oeuvres and a beverage. Open to all.

Life Savers

NASELLE - Each Thursday beginning at 7 p.m., Naselle Life Savers, an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, is held at the Naselle Fire Station at the junction of Hwy. 4 and Hwy. 401. Call 253-682-7152 for more information.

FRIDAYHomeschool boys games

OCEAN PARK - All junior and senior high school homeschooled boys are invited to an indoor and outdoor game day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Bring snacks to share; drinks and door prizes provided. Parents are welcome to attend. The event will take place at Sunset Sands Clubhouse. From 227th St., enter Sunset Sands on Birch Rd. The clubhouse is in the park, located at the end of Birch Rd. Call 665-2798 or e-mail for more information.

Christmas baskets

LONG BEACH - Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 1937 is holding their annual Christmas Basket Program beginning Friday, Nov. 30. Christmas baskets are delivered each year to families on the Peninsula that are in need. Baskets contain all the food needed for a holiday meal and a toy for each child in the family. Applications for anyone who would like a basket delivered will be available in the lobby of the lodge, located at 110 N. Pacific Avenue, and will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 10. Baskets will be delivered on Dec. 23.

Wood cutting permits

LEADBETTER - Wood cutting permits are available at the Cape Disappointment State Park office. They are $25 each. The wood is located at Leadbetter Point State Park. Call 642-3078 for more information.

AA meeting

OCEAN PARK - AA meets every Monday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park United Methodist Church located at 1202 262nd Place in Ocean Park. For more information call 642-8449.

SATURDAYVendors wanted

NASELLE - Vendors are invited to reserve a table now for the Naselle Congregational Church Annual Christmas Bazaar and Lunch to be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the church. Vendors wishing to rent a table are asked to call Shirley Grabenhorst at 360-484-3412. Vendor space is limited for the bazaar, which will feature such items as baked goods, crafts, quilts and rugs, so early reservations for table spaces will be appreciated.

Moose Lodge bazaar

OCEAN PARK - The Moose Lodge at 25915 "U" Street in Ocean Park is holding their annual Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2. The public is encouraged to stop by and check out the incredible array available and support a good cause.

Tree lighting/parade

ILWACO - The lighting of the world's tallest crab pot Christmas tree at the Port of Ilwaco is at 5:15 p.m., on Dec. 1. The event includes Christmas carols, Santa Claus and refreshments. Then at 6 p.m., the Port is hosting the third annual lighted boat parade. Holiday festooned boats will cruise through the harbor, across Baker Bay to Cape Disappointment. To register your boat, call Clint Carter at 642-8667. Everyone is welcome.

Artists' Market

ILWACO - The Waterfront Artists' Market (Saturday Market indoors) is open on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free gift-wrapping is available with your purchase. Come enjoy the market, which includes a crafters corner. On Dec. 1, Lorraine Pascuzzi, who does oils and watercolors with a western flair and Jeanne Warren Thompson will have merchandise available.

Open house

SKAMOKAWA - The Friends of Skamokawa are hosting an open house at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Dec. 1 and from noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 2. Redmen Hall will be overflowing with locally handmade gifts and will be decorated with lights, ribbons and fresh greens. Home-baked cookies and breads will be served along with coffee and hot cider. Plus you will find a wonderful assortment of books by local and regional authors on a myriad of subjects. For more information, call Gerry at 360-795-3007.

Bazaar & Lunch

NASELLE - On Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Naselle Congregational Church is holding their Martha Circle Christmas Bazaar and Lunch. The event includes handwork, crafts, rugs, church cookbooks and more. Lunch is only $6 and includes clam chowder or taco soup, dessert plus coffee. Proceeds go to the church's outreach ministry, community home missions, disaster relief funds and scholarships. Call Shirley at 484-3412 for more information.

Christmas Bazaar

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park United Methodist Church, located at 1202 262nd Place is holding their annual Christmas bazaar and cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Dec. 1. A beautiful blue quilt will be raffled at that time. Raffle tickets are now on sale for $1 per ticket or six for $5. Tickets will be on sale at Curves in Ocean Park and from several members of the church. A soup and sandwich luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Christian Education building located at the Park Street entrance. For more information regarding the bazaar or tickets call Joyce at 665-2598 or Alice 665-3282.

Marine Corps League

ASTORIA - The next luncheon meeting of the NW Oregon and SW Washington Detachment 1228 of officer and enlisted, active, honorably discharged, retired Marine veterans and qualified Navy FMF corpsmen, or other branches of the armed services for our associate membership is at the Baked Alaska Restaurant in Astoria at noon on Dec.1. For information you can contact John Hoechlin at 665-5555.

Holiday brunch

KLIPSAN - The South Pacific County Humane Society's annual champagne holiday brunch is Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling 642-1800, 665-6395 or 642-8034. Come enjoy great food with great friends while you help support a great cause.

Cranberry queens

OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Cranberry Queens are hold their holiday party potluck luncheon at noon on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Ocean Park fire hall. This will be a fine dress occasion and don't forget your teacup. Guests and new members always welcome. A gift exchange will be held ($10 limit and no ornaments, please). Additionally bring a new toy for a child or teen. If you have questions, call Queen Mum, The Divine Donna at 665-2336.

Book discussion

NASELLE - Join adults in a discussion of the book, "Peony in Love: A Novel" by Lisa See at the Naselle Timberland Library from 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 1. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the current book.

SUNDAYHoliday centerpieces

SOUTH BEND - Lynne Goodwin will teach the secrets of creating holiday arrangements at a workshop at South Bend Timberland Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 2 for adults. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited. Please call the library at 875-5532 to sign up.

Santa's in town

CHINOOK - Santa will visit All Season's Kidstuff located at 786 SR 101 in Chinook from noon for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Come have your pictures taken by Jessica Heriot. For details call 777-TOYS.

Art around town

PENINSULA - Members of the Peninsula Arts Association are showing some of their work at several sites. In the Ilwaco Library find displays by Marlene Kent, Leonard Ellis and Monica Millner, all fine artists; at the Ocean Beach Hospital be sure to check out work by Ruth Carpenter, whose watercolor abstract won "Best in Show" at the fall art show, plus Tom Morrow, noted for his dramatic scenes and Carol Johnson, a consistent ribbon winner at art shows.

MONDAYHeritage Area study

PACIFIC COUNTY - The Columbia-Pacific National Heritage Area study and environmental analysis is underway. On Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., a public workshop will be held in Naselle at Appelo Archive Center, 1056 SR 4. Then from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 3, another workshop will be held at the Raymond Elks Lodge at Third and Duyer in Raymond.

Silent Auction

LONG BEACH - Raymond Federal Bank is holding their 13th Annual Silent Auction to benefit PACE programs. Bid on a wide variety of items donated by local merchants and community members from 9 a.m., Nov. 26 to 2:45 p.m., on Dec. 19 at the Long Beach branch at 1615 S. Pacific Highway. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PACE programs provide meals and in-home care for the elderly in Pacific County and are largely funded by donations and sponsors. Call 642-4464 for more information.

AARP meeting

KLIPSAN - The next monthly meeting of AARP is at Dec. 3, at noon at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. This is a potluck meeting. Call Dale Shoemaker at 642-2205 for more information.

"First Mike," at Ilwaco

ILWACO - Mike Gregoire, husband of Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire, is visiting Ilwaco on Monday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. "First Mike" will make a stop at the Ilwaco Timberland Library. Gregoire is an advocate for children's and family literacy, which is also a major initiative of the Timberland Regional Libraries. The Ilwaco Timberland Library is located at 158 First Avenue N, Ilwaco. For further details, please call the library at 642-3908.

TUESDAYGirls' basketball

OCEAN PARK - It's time for girls' basketball for those in grades four, five and six. Sign-up is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Ocean Park Elementary and from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Long Beach Elementary. Bring registration forms and the $30 fee with you to sign-ups. If you are unable to make the sign-up dates, mail your registration packet to Girls Basketball, P.O. Box 908, Ilwaco, WA 98624. For more information, call Rosanne at 642-5833.

Birds of Cape D

LONGVIEW - Willapa Hills Audubon Society invites you to join them for light refreshments, friendly chatter and a program, on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Jon Schmidt, the interpretive specialist from Cape Disappointment State Park will present "The Birds of Cape Disappointment: 1900." Through slides, old maps and historic photos, Schmidt shares discoveries of past explorers. The public is welcome to this free program to be held in the Longview Library downstairs auditorium at 1600 Louisiana in Longview. Refreshments will be served at 6:15 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Heritage Area study

PACIFIC COUNTY - The Columbia-Pacific National Heritage Area public input workshops continue. On Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon a workshop will be held in the fire hall at 21160 Ridge Avenue in Ocean Park; from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., another workshop will be held at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum, 115 S.E. Lake Street; and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the World Kite Museum, 303 Sid Snyder Drive in Long Beach.

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. We are great grousers. Meet and make some new friends. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.

Cookie decorating

OCEAN PARK - Cookie decorating is the theme of the gathering at Ocean Park Timberland Library on Dec. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., for all ages. Decorate cookies for the whole family to share. Create a cookie so beautiful that you won't want to eat it! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries.

Raymond TRL meeting

RAYMOND - The Raymond Library Board and the Friends of the Raymond Timberland Library will meet from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the library. Get involved and be a part of decision making. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month.

Family stories

SOUTH BEND - From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Dec. 4, South Bend Timberland Library presents family story time for all ages. Stories, rhymes, songs and movement games will focus on children age six and younger. Pajamas may be worn. Refreshments provided by Friends of the South Bend Timberland Library.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5Writers Circle

OCEAN PARK - The Willapa Writers Circle is holding their annual potluck Christmas party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Dec. 5 at the Ocean Park library. Everyone is invited. Please bring your own place setting, a dish to share and a short topical piece to read. For more information call 665-6424. NOTE: The next regular meeting is Jan. 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

GRGG fundraiser

SEAVIEW - The Grass Roots Garbage Gang is holding a community fund night at 42nd Street Café in Seaview on Dec. 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The 42nd Street Café will donate a percentage of any purchase that evening. The guest just needs to toss their receipt into the Community Fund bowl to have their purchase counted toward the organization's benefit. Reserve your spot by calling 642-2323 today.

Columbia Maritime

ASTORIA - The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Columbia River Maritime Museum will hold a special meeting in December. Their Christmas meeting is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 5, in the Kern Room at 1792 Marine Drive. The guest speaker is Cindy Howe, executive director of the Sunset Empire Transit District. Call 503-325-2323 for more information.

Toys for Tots

PENINSULA - The Marine Corps League North Coast Detachment's 2007 Operation Toys for Tots continues to Dec. 20. Containers are at Key Bank and the Chinook Observer in Long Beach; All Season's Kids Stuff in Chinook; The Bank of the Pacific in Ocean Park and Ilwaco; Harbor Lights Motel, Restaurant and Lounge at the Port of Ilwaco; Naselle High School and the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. Drop your new, unwrapped toy for children between the ages of one and 16 years old in these containers. Call John Hoechlin at 665-5555 or Mel at 503-861-2030 for more info.


OCEAN PARK - From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday join quilters in the Christian Education Building on the Park Avenue entrance at Ocean Park United Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place in Ocean Park. If you love to quilt or want to learn to quilt, come check this group out. For more information call Jeri at 665-6113.

Medicare Part D

LONG BEACH - The Information and Assistance office of the Olympic Area Agency on Aging at 1715A North Pacific Highway in Long Beach is offering a Medicare Part D walk-in clinic every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call 642-3634.

Bell Choir

SEAVIEW - Ocean Beach Presbyterian Church Bell Choir practices are Wednesdays, at 5:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center. This is an ecumenical choir and ringers of all backgrounds are welcome to participate. Ability to read music is helpful. For further information call 642-4674.


LONG BEACH - From 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., each Wednesday, everyone is welcome at the Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 1937 for bingo. Players pick the games. Only 50 cents a card, with a 75 percent pay back. Parking in the back next to the post office. The door will open at 1 p.m.

FUTURE EVENTSVeterans meeting

LONG BEACH - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 in Long Beach will hold their monthly membership and business meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Peninsula Senior Center in Klipsan. For information, call 642-1228.

Christmas spirit

ILWACO - Peninsula Players present "The Christmas Spirit" with performances at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6, 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the River City School of Arts and Crafts in Ilwaco. This fantasy comedy is a variation of the classic, Death Takes a Holiday. Tickets are $10 and are available at Imperial Schooner in Ilwaco, phone 642-8667; Okie's Sentry Market in Ocean Park, phone 665-5222; and Stormin' Norman's in Long Beach, phone 642-3482. Laurie Carter directs the play, which contains adult content and language.

Tree Lighting

OCEAN PARK - At 5 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 8, the public is invited to attend the community Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Eagles Lodge in Ocean Park on the corner of Pacific and Bay Avenue. Decorations on the tree were made by Ocean Park Elementary students. There will be a Christmas carol sing-a-long, cookies and you can bring your own camera for photos with Santa. This event is sponsored by the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 665-4448 for information.

Christmas tea

ASTORIA - Sign up now for the Christmas tea, part of a "Woman under Construction" series, to be held Dec. 8 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Windsor House of Tea in Astoria. There will be featured speakers, a sing-along, and a wonderful menu with desserts. The cost is $15 per person. Checks or money orders should be sent to Women Under Construction, 796 Pacific Drive, Hammond, OR 97121 or call 503-325-8043 for details.

B&B Inns open houses

PENINSULA - The public is invited to visit four Long Beach Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Inns decorated for the holidays on Dec. 8 and 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those participating this year are: The Shelburne Inn, 4415 Pacific Way, Seaview; A Rendezvous Place Bed and Breakfast, 11610 California Avenue S. and Boreas Bed and Breakfast Inn, 607 Ocean Beach Blvd. N. both in Long Beach; and Caswell's On the Bay, 25204 Sandridge Rd. in Ocean Park. Each participating inn requests donations of canned and other non-perishable food items for the area food banks from each open house visitor.

Holiday concert

CATHLAMET - Con Amici returns at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Pioneer Church in Cathlamet. Performers include Andrew Emlen on cello, Kristina Birchler on violin, David Lee Myers on viola and violin, Betsey Ellerbroek on viola and Alexandra Myers on the grand piano. Plus vocalist Jennifer Johnson will sing Schubert's Ave Maria. Tickets may be purchased at the Golden Ladder, 70 Main Street in Cathlamet, or by calling Joy O'Neal at 360-795-8428.

Chinook Tribe meeting

BAY CENTER - The Chinook Tribal Council meets at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Bay Center Methodist Church in Bay Center. This will be a potluck luncheon meeting as usual. Tribal members are encouraged to attend. For more information call 777-8303.

Christmas party

OCEAN PARK - The Moose Lodge in Ocean Park is hosting a Children's Christmas Party beginning a 1 p.m., on Dec. 8, with Mr. and Mrs. Claus on hand, plus Santa's elves will be there with bells on and you can expect a visit from an angel. There is no charge for this event, which includes lots of goodies. Call 665-6903 for more information.

Christmas home tour

PENINSULA - The second annual Christmas Home Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 9 and is an opportunity to support the Long Beach Peninsula's Boys and Girls Club. Tour tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at Deux Chapeaux in Long Beach, Baker Bay Gallery in Ilwaco and Sweet Williams in Ocean Park, or at the door for $25. Your tour ticket also provides a discount lunch or dinner at the Café Akari in Long Beach, a chance to win a valuable raffle and more. For more information on the tour call Penny Treat at 642-0522 or to volunteer your time or make a donation, call 642-8668. Tickets are also available by phone at 642-8660.

American Legion mtg

ILWACO - The December meeting of the American Legion and Auxiliary is at 6 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the American Legion Post on Lake Street in Ilwaco. This is the annual Christmas party and all are invited to come and bring finger foods. For information call Post Commander Dick Wallace at 642-4188 or Robbi Siefert at 642-2279.

Christmas concert

DEEP RIVER - At 1 p.m. on Dec. 9, the public is invited to a Christmas concert at Deep River Lutheran Church, east of Naselle. Donations are accepted. This event is sponsored by the Finnish American Folk Festival.

Tour of homes

NASELLE - Beginning at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9, there will be a tour of select homes in the Rosburg and Naselle area, a Finnish American Folk Festival event. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Deep River Lutheran Church, at Finn Ware in Astoria, Hair Villa in Naselle or Radio Shack in Seaview. Contact Darlene Bjornsgard at or 360-484-3337.

Soup supper

NASELLE - On Dec. 9 at 5 p.m., the Naselle Lutheran Church at 308 Knappton Road in Naselle is hosting a soup supper. Entry is by donation.

Leadbetter CBC

LEADBETTER - The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is citizen-science at its best. From dusk to dawn on Saturday, Dec. 15, you can help with this effort, whether you have ever gone bird watching or not. More eyes are needed for that day. You can point out where you see birds and experts in your group can do the identifying. This is your chance to help collect the information that will direct decisions in future, decisions that will affect how much natural beauty, including birds, remains for future generations. To be placed in a group for the day, or to volunteer to count at your feeder, call Alan Richards at 484-7119.

Tuba Christmas

ILWACO - Get true pleasure from a free concert beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. This concert is made possible by the Water Music Festival and includes performances by members of the Astoria Tuba Quartet who make the sounds of the season come alive in a rich deep sound that will brighten any winter's night. From traditional to whimsical, enjoy Christmas music that will bring joy to your heart. For information call 665-4466.


SEASIDE - The Northwest Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Dec. 17 in the Education Center at Seaside Hospital. On the agenda is the annual Christmas cookie exchange. Call Sheila at 665-4870 or Carol at 503-325-1100 for more information. This support group meets monthly.

Santa & the Mrs.

ILWACO - Ono Friday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at The Bank of the Pacific, Ilwaco branch, located at 202 Spruce Street West for photos and holiday treats. Kids and pets of all ages welcome. Donations will be accepted for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. For further information, call 642-2336.

"The Nativity"

LONG BEACH - Ocean Park Community Church and the Peninsula Ministerial Association are hosting a free presentation of "The Nativity" at the Neptune Theatre in Long Beach. There will be free admission for the two showings, at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 (subject to capacity). Take a journey into the heart of history's greatest story. For more information call 665-4548.

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