Wednesday, Feb. 9

Baby shower

SEAVIEW — Beginning at 11 a.m., on Feb. 9, there will be a baby shower for the Pregnancy Crisis Center at St. Mary’s Church in Seaview. The event includes a potluck meal and bingo. Needed items include diapers; boys clothes, sizes four, five and six; baby wipes; lotions and shampoo. For information call Pat 665-5358.

Kneedle Knight

ILWACO — Knit? Crochet? Lap quilt? Other? Bring your portable project and a friend for an evening of fun every Wednesday night from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Hospital Lobby. For more information, contact Joan at 642-6459.


LONG BEACH — On Feb. 9 at 6 p.m., there will be a class on pruning … why, when and how to prune. The class will cover the basics of pruning in a demonstration and lecture form. For those interested and weather permitting, two large trees will be pruned. The class is free to Grange members, with a suggested $10 donation for non-members. Call 642-4953 for information.

Alanon family group 

SEAVIEW — Peninsula Alanon Family Group meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 4603 Pacific Highway. This is a confidential fellowship for persons with friends or family members affected by alcohol. Call 642-2611 if you have questions.

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. 9 is “The King and I” starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. 1956. 133 min.

Thursday, Feb. 10

Be My ValenTeen

ILWACO — From 3:15 p.m. to        6:15 p.m., Feb. 10 teens are invited to Ilwaco Timberland Library for ‘Be My ValenTeen.’ Secret crush? Sweethearts? Best friends? Come to the library and create a unique valentine for the one you love. This is an open studio where you can use your creativity and the library will provide the supplies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Libraries. For more information call 642-3908.

Senior Housing Meeting

LONG BEACH — The Pacific County Housing Authority invites the public to an open house at city hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 10, to explore options for senior housing, which will be built in the city of Long Beach. The meeting will be a two-way street – you can learn what is innovative in senior housing and what innovations are available for this project, and you can tell those planning the project what Peninsula seniors and their families are looking for. Call 642-4421 with questions.

Marine Resources Committee

SOUTH BEND — The citizen-based Pacific County Marine Resource Committee meets the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 10 at the South Bend County Annex Building. This committee works to understand, steward, and restore the marine and estuarine ecological processes of the Washington coast in support of ecosystem health, sustainable marine resource-based livelihoods, cultural integrity and coastal communities. Anyone with an interest is invited to attend. If you have questions, call the coordinator, Mike Nordin, at 875-9424 or e-mail to

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, Feb. 11

Book & bake sale

NASELLE — The Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library will have a book and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Naselle Fire Hall, located at the southeast corner of Hwy 4 and Hwy 401. Stock up on some great reads! For more information call 484-3877.

Kiss away cancer

LONG BEACH — As a fundraiser for the upcoming Relay for Life of the Long Beach Peninsula, the Chinook Observer needs your vote for its “Kiss Away Cancer” contest. Drop by the Chinook Observer office at 205 East Bolstad Avenue in Long Beach during business hours Monday through Friday, and drop your cash donation in the container belonging to the Observer employee that you’d like to see kiss a crab: Nancy Butterfield, Amanda Frink, Cate Gable, Kevin Heimbigner, Damian Mulinix, Marlene Quillin, Andrew Renwick or Matt Winters. The voting period ends Friday, Feb. 11 at 5 p.m. The person whose container gathers the most cash will be pictured kissing a crab in the Feb. 16 Observer. All money raised will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Be My Valentine

NASELLE — Naselle Timberland Library is hosting Be My Valentine, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 11 for all ages. Create beautiful valentine cards for family and friends, share stories and songs and enjoy a sweet treat. All materials will be provided. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library. For more information call 484-3877.


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. 

Saturday, Feb. 12

Valentine Dance

ILWACO — On Feb. 12 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is hosting their annual Valentine’s Dance at the museum. The theme is a fun ‘60s night, ‘We have a Groovy thing goin’ on.” Tickets are $15 and include refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Get your ticket today by calling 642-3446.

Innovations for Gardens

ILWACO — From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., on Feb. 12 at the Artisan in Ilwaco, the public is invited to join Ann Goldeen, host of Coast Community Radio KMUN’s show Digging in the Dirt, with special guest Jim Karnofski, for a hands-on experience in soil preparation, seeds and biochar. In addition, Kathleen Sayce will be providing information on soil ecology. The cost is $5, which benefits KMUN. For information go to

Chinook Tribe meeting

ASTORIA — The Chinook Tribal Council will meet on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m., at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria. Tribal members are encouraged to attend. There will be a potluck luncheon as usual, so bring something to share. If you have questions, call 875-6670.

Family movies

ILWACO — Ilwaco Timberland Library is hosting family movies for all ages at the library from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Feb. 12. Bring your own cozy pillows and blankets from home, get comfortable and join library staff for popcorn and family-friendly movies. Browse the library afterward for movies and books to share at home. Check with library staff for the movie titles. For more information call 642-3908.

Ham Radio

NASELLE — The Pacific County Amateur Radio Club meets Feb. 12 at 9 a.m., at Hunter’s Inn in Naselle. Anyone interested in ham radio is encouraged to attend. For more information contact Dick Lemke at 665-2438 or Bob Cline at 665-4496.


LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Grange is holding an auction from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 12. Concessions will be available. Call Diane at 665-4308 for information.

Sunday, Feb. 13

Valentine dinner

OCEAN PARK — The public is invited to a Valentine’s dinner from 4 p.m. to          6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Peninsula Baptist Church, 23802 Pacific Hwy. 103. The dinner includes chicken enchiladas, salad and dessert. Proceeds from this event will help fund the spring 2012 missions trip to Mexico. Call 783-2389 with questions.

Valentine smorgasbord

NASELLE — On Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public is encouraged to come to the annual Valentine smorgasbord at the Naselle-Grays River High School hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Everyone is sure to enjoy the all you can eat salads, main dishes, homemade pies and cakes, prepared and served by Deep River Post 111. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for pre-teens and $2 for those under six. All proceeds benefit veterans’ needs, local scholarships and charity. You can call 465-2234 if you need additional information.

Living history

NASELLE — At 1:30 p.m., on Feb. 13, Willapa Bay pioneer James G. Swan will come to life at the annual meeting of the Pacific County Historical Society at the Naselle-Grays River High School as living history actor Stephen Ricketts presents “Life and Times on the Northwest Coast: The Story of Judge James G. Swan.”  Swan was a pioneer and promoter who in 1852 settled at the mouth of Bear River between what is now South Bend and Bay Center. In addition to leading an accomplished life, Swan meticulously documented his experiences with early Northwest pioneer society and Northwest Indian life before and after settlers arrived on the scene. This event is open to the public and follows the annual Deep River American Legion Auxiliary Valentine Smorgasbord. For further information contact the Pacific County Museum at 875-5224.

Orchid meeting

ASTORIA — The Sunset Empire Orchid Society will meet at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13 at the First Lutheran Church at 725 33rd Street in Astoria. The program is an American Orchid Society slide presentation on orchid pests and diseases, plus attendees will select a flask of orchid seedlings to order for group projects this year. For further information, contact Georgia at 665-5565.

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.

NW Composer Concert      

ILWACO — Beginning at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Hilltop Auditorium, the public is invited to come hear several of late, local composer Normand Poulshock’s arrangements of standards performed by the Tuba Quartet; then enjoy the piano/guitar duo, Ringering and Goldsmith. Refreshments will be provided by Wholesome Hearth Bakery. Call 642-2916 with questions.

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, Feb. 14

Balloon bouquet fundraiser

ILWACO — A Valentine balloon bouquet fundraiser sponsored by New Life Church of Ilwaco is now underway. Your gift includes a Valentine tin with candy, a five-inch adorable teddy bear, one mylar Valentine balloon and two latex balloons delivered at no additional cost from Chinook to Surfside for only $15. This is a fundraiser to help support the church’s upcoming mission    

trip. A limited number will be available so order today by calling 642-3400, 783-2694 or 244-5058. All deliveries will be made on Feb. 14.

Audubon meeting

LONG BEACH — Discovery Coast Audubon Society of Pacific County is hosting Sharnelle Fee, director of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, at a meeting that begins at 7 p.m., Feb. 14 at the PUD building on Sandridge Road.  This monthly meeting is open to the public, friends and family. Sharnelle will be bring pelicans, spotted owl, northern fulmar and maybe others, plus she will provide information on marbled murrlets, the die off of northern fulmars and seabirds. Bring your camera, notepad and questions. Call Patricia Cruse at 642-1310 or go to

PC Democrats

SOUTH BEND — The Pacific County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14 at the Pacific County Courthouse Annex, 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive in South Bend. For more information e-mail Marshall Tate at or call 665-0023.

Model RR meeting

OCEAN PARK — The Peninsula Model Railroad Club meets at 7 p.m., Feb. 14 in the community room at Ocean Park Timberland Library. The topic is painting scenery and backgrounds. A hands-on demonstration and practice will include painting skies, clouds and trees. As always, complimentary coffee and refreshments will be served. Anyone interested in model or real-life railroading is cordially invited. Call Paul Wilson at 665-2545 if you have questions.

Winter heating help

PACIFIC COUNTY — Coastal Community Action is making appointments  those who are income eligible for energy assistance beginning at 8:30 a.m., Feb. 14. Call 533-5100 or 800-828-4883 to get more information.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 15

Emotional Health & Families

SEAVIEW — The Pacific County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter is presenting a special evening program on “Emotional Health and Families” on Feb. 15 at the Peninsula Church Center in Seaview, starting with pizza and salad at 5:15 p.m., and speaker at 6:30 p.m. Admission and dinner is free. Special speaker Debora Stout, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) from Astoria, will talk about the role of family in providing support for loved ones experiencing mental and emotional health issues. She has been a popular speaker at previous NAMI events with a vast knowledge of psychiatric issues presented in an easy to understand way. She will also be available to take questions from the audience. Child care will be available. Contact Kat at 665-6305 or Rosie at 665-5372 for further information.

Women in business

KLIPSAN — From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, the next Women in Business meeting will be held at Jimella Lucas and Nanci Main’s Market Café. Get a free cooking lesson from these pros and have the opportunity to network with other women in business. R.S.V.P. to or call 642-0033.

Alpha Theta

NASELLE — ESA Alpha Theta holds their monthly business meeting at 6 p.m., Feb. 15 at the Naselle Library. All with an interest are welcome. Call 484-3844 for information.

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.

Do Nothing Club

OCEAN PARK —The Do Nothing Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at 24002 “U” Street in Ocean Park. You can play cribbage, shoot pool or sit around and do absolutely nothing. Meet and make some new friends. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.


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. 16

DAR meeting

ASTORIA — Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. The guest speaker will be Carol Carruthers Lambert, author of Letters to Louise, A Love Story. The author is the granddaughter of Maria Louise Tallant Carruthers, a charter member of the Astoria Chapter. Members and women interested in membership may call Regent Evelyn Laughman 503-325-4683 for reservations and information. 

Diabetes Support Group

LONG BEACH — Ocean Beach Hospital Diabetes Support Group meets at a new location, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 16 at Peninsula Church of the Nazarene at 13th Street N and Pacific Highway in Long Beach. The topic of this meeting is sick day management presented by Denise Ross RN, CDE. These meetings are free to the public. Call 642-6308 or 642-6314 with questions.

Free tax help

OCEAN PARK — Because of a government delay, tax help will not start until Feb. 16. At that time seniors and low-income taxpayers can get free help with their 2010 Federal income taxes at the Ocean Park Timberland Library on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through April 13. No appointment is needed — this is a “sign in and wait your turn” service. Please bring all current tax records (including all amounts of rebates/credits received in 2010), plus a copy of all 2009 tax records/return. If you need more information, call Yvonne Howell at 665-5845.

Women’s group

OCEAN PARK — A women’s spiritual growth group is from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Wednesdays at the home of Mace Kahlsdorf in Ocean Park. Rev. Mary Evelyn Long will lead this group. Call 665-5300 or 665-6691 for more information.

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. 16 is “Never Too Late” starring Paul Ford, Maureen O’Sullivan and Connie Stevens. 1965. 104 min.

Future Events

Book discussion

ILWACO — From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 adults are invited to Ilwaco Timberland Library for a discussion of  “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. For more information call 642-3908.

Gardening chats

OCEAN PARK — Anyone with an interest is invited to an informal gardening chat at the Ocean Park Library community room on Feb. 17, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The topic for the next meeting covers various aspects of spring planting. This event is sponsored by Tilth on the Willapa. For information call 665-3061.


PENINSULA — A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, pending marine toxin tests, with digging allowed between noon and midnight. The best time to start is an hour or two before low tide and it is recommended you take a lantern for evening digs. Low tides adjusted for Pacific beaches those days are as follows: Friday, Feb. 18, 7:41 p.m. –0.6 and Saturday, Feb. 19,        8:21 p.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.

Beach Pets Breakfast

LONG BEACH — On Saturday, Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon, there will be a breakfast at the Long Beach Elks Lodge to benefit the South Pacific County Humane Society. You have your choice of pancakes, eggs and ham or biscuits and gravy. The cost is $5 per person with kids under five years old admitted free. Tickets are available at the door at 110 Pacific Avenue North in Long Beach; at the shelter at 330 Second Street NE in Long Beach; or at at 1517 Pacific Avenue North in Long Beach.

“Dangerous Laughter”

NASELLE — Naselle Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, from 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 19 for adults and teens. Join in a discussion of “Dangerous Laughter” by Steven Millhauser. For more information call 484-3877.

‘Sound Of Music’ auditions

CHINOOK — Peninsula Association of Performing Artists (PAPA) will be performing ‘The Sound Of Music’ and is holding auditions for all the roles from 11 a.m. to       2 p.m., on Feb. 19 and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 20 at Fort Columbia. With as many as 26 roles to fill (from Maria to the strong willed Captain Von Trapp and his many friends in the community and his wealthy fiancée, the Baroness Elsa Schrader), there are many needs and opportunities for those who love theatre to become involved. Performances will be on the weekends of May 20 through June 12 at Fort Columbia Theater in Chinook. If you have any questions or need to arrange another time for an audition, please call Producer/Choreographer Cindy Flood at 665-3637.

Stamp Club

LONG BEACH — Peninsula Stamp Club meetings are the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road. The next meeting is Feb. 19. Beginners to advanced collectors are welcome. Call John at 642-8732 for more information.

Seed sale and more

RAYMOND — The Willapa Valley Grange is hosting a seed sale and gardening event at 290 Camp One Rd in Raymond on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three lectures from local gardeners and soil amendment producers will include:  Using Trace Mineral Amendment Sea-Crop at 11:15 a.m.; Compost Tea Making at 1:15 p.m., Successful Fruit Tree Grafting at 2:15 p.m. Organic and conventional vegetable, herb and flower seeds selected for this climate are offered for $2 per packet. Local nursery vendors and Master Gardeners will be on hand to sell plants and talk gardening. Music provided by the band Worn Out Shoes. This is a potluck event with a suggested sliding donation of $1 to $5.  Proceeds from vendor sales and donations go to help renovate the Willapa Valley Grange No. 527. For more information contact Jeff Gee at 360-589-3444.

Northwest Passage

ASTORIA — At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, Capt. Russ Roberts presents “The Inner Reaches of the Northwest Passage,” at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria. Roberts talks about the 42-foot Westsail Fiona, its navigation and icy travails, arctic weather, the lives of its people and animals and the condition of the arctic ice amid  all the news about climate change. This presentation is free with paid admission to the museum. Call 503-325-2323.

In Their Footsteps

FORT CLATSOP — Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. This program features the Wildlife Center of the North Coast and is presented by Sharnelle Fee and some of their volunteer staff on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. This is part of a weekend of activities held nationwide in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count led by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This program is set for Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop and is free of charge. For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471.

Bunco Club

SEAVIEW — The Peninsula Bunco Club invites all interested persons to come to an organizational meeting at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Chico’s in Seaview. The club will play bunco and help others too. For information call 665-5760.

Lap Band support

ASTORIA — Lap Band Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Owens-Adair Building at 1508 Exchange Street in Astoria. The next meeting is Feb. 22. Contact Lisa at 503-791-2315 for directors or call 665-0049 if you have questions.

Writing workshop

SEAVIEW — On Saturday, Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the public is invited to a writing workshop at the Sou’wester Lodge in Seaview. The theme is Rocking with the Muse and will be led by writer and teacher Keith Eisner, who has more than 40 years of experience in writing poems, essays and short stories. Pre-register by calling 642-2542. The workshop is free to guests of the Sou’Wester, otherwise the cost is $35 with proceeds going to charity. Bring a pen, notebook and brown bag lunch and enjoy a great day.

Author Readings

ILWACO — Olde Towne Trading Post, the coffee shop across from the heritage museum in Ilwaco, is the site of the monthly Authors’ Showcase on Feb. 23. Writers are encouraged to share works in progress or published writings, and everyone is welcome to come hear these original stories. Coffee and goodies will be available at 6 p.m., and readings begin at 7 p.m. For more information call 642-4932.

Housing Authority

LONG BEACH — On Feb. 24 at 10 a.m., the next meeting of the Joint Pacific County Housing Authority will be held at Long Beach City Hall.

Crab/oyster feed

ROSBURG — Get your ticket now for crab and oyster feed plus dance set for         6 p.m. to midnight on March 5 at the Rosburg Community hall. The cost is just $25 per person for the full evening, or if you just want to attend the dance the cost is $5. Get your tickets by calling 360-465-2234 or 360-465-2615.

More free tax help

ILWACO — Beginning March 5 from      11 a.m. to 3 p.m., each Saturday through April 16 at the Ilwaco Community Building in the CCAP dining room, seniors and low-income taxpayers can get free help with their 2010 federal income taxes. No appointment is needed — this is a “sign in and wait your turn” service. Please bring all current tax records (including all amounts of rebates/credits received in 2010), plus a copy of all 2009 tax records/return. If you need more information, call Yvonne Howell at 665-5845.

Peninsula Pun-Off

ILWACO — Attend and/or participate in the first Peninsula Pun-Off, to be held on Sunday, March 6, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. Laugh as punsligners play with words, enjoy the silent auction, refreshments, door prizes and more — all to benefit the Water Music Festival. The silent auction and social hour is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by the contest from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This event is designed to draw punsters from far and wide. Admission is just $10 at the door. Contestants should e-mail, call 665-2784, or go to for more information.

AAUW tea

LONG BEACH — The Willapa Chapter of the AAUW will present the annual Treasures of Time Tea Saturday, March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Long Beach. This year celebrates National Women’s History month with a presentation representing Mary Ann Dickenson Adair, Marilla Washburn Bailley, and Bethenia Owens-Adair, three pioneer women of the Northwest, their stories and experiences in a conversation onstage while high tea is enjoyed by the audience. AAUW scholarship awards will be presented to local high school women, as well as a musical performance by Pat Donnelly, a former recipient of an AAUW scholarship. Tickets are $20 per person or $10 for children 12 and under, and are available at Okie’s Thriftway, Sweet Williams, Long Beach Pharmacy or at AAUW, P.O. Box 385 Long Beach, WA 98631. All proceeds go to AAUW Young Women’s Scholarship Fund for Ilwaco High School.

Farmers Market volunteers

LONG BEACH — The Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market will get off the ground in May. An authentic farmers’ market, this event will be exclusively a food market dedicated to showcasing the spectacular eats of the Columbia-Pacific region and to supporting and celebrating the hardworking people who bring those foods to our community. The market will include 20 or so farmers, ranchers, fishers, growers, and package food producers, and will also feature entertainment and games. It will be a place to meet your neighbor every Friday afternoon/evening and have fun! Many volunteers will be needed each week from noon until 7:30 p.m., mid-May through September. Please contact Gayle Borchard at 642-4421 or if you wish to volunteer.

PC Democrats Scholarships

PACIFIC COUNTY — The Pacific County Democrats will award up to two $500 scholarships will be awarded to Pacific County high school graduates by the Pacific County Democrats. Home-schooled graduates are also encouraged to apply. Applicants will be evaluated on four weighted qualifications: Academic achievement (types of classes as well as overall grade point average); political, school and community activism (leadership and participation); financial need; and relationship to, or sponsorship by, a Pacific County Democrat club member.  Scholarships will be paid at the completion of the first term of school, following reception of an official college transcript showing satisfactory completion, and must be used within one academic year unless an extension is requested and approved. Application packets are available through the scholarship advisor at all county high schools and can also be found on the PCD website Application should be completed and returned to the PCD, P.O. Box 455, South Bend, WA 98586 and must be postmarked no later than May 1. For additional information contact Pacific County Democrats


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