Wednesday, March 2

Backpack ministry

OCEAN PARK — The Ocean Park United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club of Ilwaco and Long Beach are seeking donations of money or various food items in individual serving sizes to put in backpacks to send home with needy children in our community who don’t have food to eat on the weekends. Some of the items needed include: V-8 juice or 100 percent orange juice, hot chocolate, oatmeal, cold cereal, granola bars, breakfast bars, muffins, bagels, bread, crackers, peanut butter and jelly, fruit cups, canned fruit, fresh fruit, chili, tuna kits, macaroni and cheese singles, Top Ramen, ravioli, soups, raisins, pudding cups, applesauce, string cheese and similar. If you have questions, call 665-4177 or mail your monetary donation to Food4Kids, c/o Ocean Park United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 326, Ocean Park, WA 98640.

Relay for Life

LONG BEACH — Team members interested in Relay for Life of the Long Beach Peninsula meet at 6 p.m., on March 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.

C.G. Auxiliary

CAPE D — The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Cape Disappointment. For information call Larry at 665-2811.

Chinook Food Bank

CHINOOK — Volunteers for the Chinook Food Bank, located at 70 Houchen Street in Chinook, are handing out food on the first and third Wednesdays of each month only. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For questions or in an emergency, call 875-6670.

Free tax help

OCEAN PARK — 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. (Tax help at the Ilwaco Community Building will not be available, so plan to come to Ocean Park.)

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 March 2 is “Cowboy” starring Glenn Ford and Jack Lemmon. 1958. 92 min.

Thursday, March 3

Pre-register for kindergarten

PENINSULA — Kindergarten pre-registration is being held for all Peninsula children who will be five years old on or before Aug. 31. You may pre-register your child at Ocean Park Elementary School or at Long Beach Elementary anytime between 8:30 a.m. and     2 p.m. during the month of March. Cranberry Road is the dividing line; children living north of Cranberry will attend Ocean Park School, and those south of Cranberry will attend Long Beach Elementary. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization record (copies or originals). Your child does not need to be at pre-registration. If you have any questions, please call 665-4815 for Ocean Park or 642-3242 for Long Beach.

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, March 4

Writers weekend

OCEAN PARK — The 20th Annual Writers’ Weekend at the Beach will be held at the Ocean Park Retreat Center March 4 through March 6. Call Birdie at 665-6576 for details.

LB Merchants

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Merchants Association meets Friday, March 4 at 8 a.m., at Bensons Restaurant, 504 S Pacific Ave., in Long Beach. For more information call Steven Linhart, president, at 642-5625.

Week end Market

LONG BEACH — March 4 and March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be an indoor market at the grange hall located at 5715 Sandridge Road. Featured will be beautiful eight-inch house numbers for sale for just $1.25 each. Come enjoy lunch from the concession stand while you browse the fantastic items offered by a variety of vendors. Tables rent for just $10 per day. Call Ray at 642-3682 for information.

Veterans hotline

PACIFIC COUNTY — Military members, veterans and their families are encouraged to use the suicide hotline specifically for armed services personnel at 800-273-8255 (press one). In addition mental health appointments are available by calling 503-273-5058.

Al-Anon 

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, March 5

Crab/oyster feed

ROSBURG — Get your ticket now for the 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.

Mardi Gras

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 1937, at 110 N. Pacific Highway, is hosting Mardi Gras in Long Beach from 6 p.m. to close, March 5. This event is open to the public over 21 years old. Enjoy New Orleans-style crawfish boil, jambalaya, gumbo and a variety of potluck side dishes. Admission is $5 per person with a side dish or $10 without. Plus Greg Parke will be performing. Everyone is welcome to come check out this fun event.

Red Hats meet 

OCEAN PARK — The Cranberry Queen Red Hats meet at noon on March 5 at the Ocean Park Timberland Library. Come learn to make greeting cards. Bring a teacup and any Irish or Finnish specialties you may have to eat. Hostess Sharon White promises door prizes for everyone. Call 642-5409 if you have questions.

Sunday, March 6

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 oobear@centurytel.net, call 665-2784, or go to watermusicfestival.com for more information.

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.

Monday, March 7

Cooking class

LONG BEACH — On Mondays, March 7, March 14 and March 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., come to a cooking class on the advantages of a vegetarian diet. The classes are offered free of charge at the Long Beach Seventh-day Adventist Church at 2707 Pacific Ave., North in Long Beach, and include demonstrations and tasting. The classes are designed to help attendees work to have the best health they can in an imperfect world. For information you can call 642-5905.

Missoula Children’s Theatre

NASELLE — Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of King Arthur’s Quest will be held on Monday, March 7 at 3:05 p.m. in the high school commons. There are roles for those students attending Naselle schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. Approximately 50 to 60 local students will be cast to appear in the show. There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play. Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour session. The first rehearsal begins approximately 15 to 30 minutes after the audition. Call 484-7121 with questions.

Book fair

LONG BEACH — Long Beach Elementary is having a book fair March 7 through March 11. Family and friends are encouraged to attend and find great buys on good books. March 7 and March 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., are viewing days; March 9 from    8 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 10 from 10 a.m. to    3 p.m., and Friday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., are purchase days. The book fair helps raise funds for the purchase of books and equipment for the school library.

Kneedle Knight

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

AARP meeting

KLIPSAN — The next monthly meeting of AARP is at March 7, at noon at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. This is a potluck meeting. Call 642-2205 for more information.

LB council

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.

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 http://area72aa.org.

Tuesday, March 8

Legion meetings

LONG BEACH — The Don R. Grable American Legion Post No. 48 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 48 will meet in the Long Beach Elks Lodge on Tuesday, March 8, at 6 p.m. A potluck will precede the meetings, and all are welcome to spend some time with veterans and their families. For information, please call Post Commander Dick Wallace at 642-4188 or Unit President Janet Easley at 665-5580.

Shrove Tuesday

SEAVIEW — The annual St. Peter’s Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, signaling the beginning of the Lenten season, will be served in the Parish Hall at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., March 8. There are no fixed prices but donations will be accepted. Call 642-3997 if you have questions.

Writers’ Critique

LONG BEACH — Coastal Writers’ Critique meets March 8 and March 22 at 10 a.m. at the PUD building on Sandridge Road in Long Beach. All who wish to improve their writing skills are welcome. For more information call Jan at 642-4932.

Grow & Live Spiritually

SEAVIEW — Anyone who has 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.

Kiwanis

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.

Saddle Club mtg

LONG BEACH — The Peninsula Saddle Club meets at 7 p.m., March 8, at their clubhouse on Sandridge Rd. If you are interested in learning more about the club or being involved with this year’s rodeo, please call Dianne at 642-2680 (evenings).

WellSpring meeting

LONG BEACH — The public is invited to attend the WellSpring Community Network meeting on Tuesday, March 8 in the main conference room the county building at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Please join attendees and help work toward a safer and healthier environment for our community. For additional information call 360-783-1090.

Rotary

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 www.beachrotary.org.

Wednesday, March 9

Chickens, chickens, chickens

LONG BEACH — The public is invited to a class on chickens on March 9 from       6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn what free range means, why free range eggs are better, which chickens are the best egg producers, which chickens are the best for yard cleanup and lots more. Admission is free for grange members, with a suggested donation of $10 for non-members. If you have questions call Ray Millner at 642-3682.

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.

Winter heating help

PACIFIC COUNTY — Coastal Community Action is making appointments for those who are income eligible for energy assistance. Call 533-5100 or 800-828-4883 to get more 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 March 9 is “Francis Goes to West Point” starring Donald O’Connor and Lori Nelson. 1956. 81 min.

Future Events

Spruce Logging Division 

ILWACO — The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum located at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco has rescheduled the lecture on spruce logging by noted historian Bryan Penttila for Thursday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “WWI Posters: On the Homefront,” the evening will begin with a donut and coffee reception and an opportunity to view the exhibition. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the museum’s main hall. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission on Thursdays is free thanks to sponsorship by the Ilwaco Merchants Association.

Marine Resources Committee

LONG BEACH — 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., March 10 at the Ocean Beach School District office on Washington Street in Long Beach. 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 MRC coordinator Mike Nordin at 875-9424 or e-mail to plutroll@willapabay.org

Bunco Club

KLIPSAN — The Peninsula Bunco Club will meet at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10. This club is open to the public, all are invited. Join in the fun! If you don’t yet play bunco, come learn. Call 665-5760 for information.

Agatha Christie mystery

RAYMOND — The Willapa Players will open their production of “The Hollow” by famed mystery author Agatha Christie on Friday, March 11. A gala champagne opening, sponsored by the Raymond Kiwanis Club, will be held prior to the show. Tickets, at $9 each, are available from any member of that organization. Curtain time is        7:30 p.m. at the Hannan Playhouse on Eighth Street in Raymond. Willapa Players veteran actors Tena Boggs, Jenny Allan, Scott Cowell, Mike Williams, Dotsi Graves, Jim White, Gracie Manlow and Dani Massin are joined by a couple of outstanding newcomers — Shawn Friese and Bob Parks, who was formerly active with the Driftwood Players in Aberdeen, returns to the stage after an absence of a number of years. Completing the cast are two young adults — Kelly Rockett and Rebecca Manlow — who got their start in the Willapa Players Summer Youth Theater productions. Additional performances are scheduled for Friday, March 18; Saturday, March 19; Friday, March 25; Saturday, March 26, and a Sunday matinee on March 27. Tickets for other shows are $8 and are available at South Bend Pharmacy, Everybody’s Video and More in Raymond, and at the door the evening of the performance.

Rebuilding Together

SURFSIDE — A garage sale to benefit Rebuilding Together Pacific County is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 11 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 12 at 30016 “M” Place in Surfside. If you have questions or have items to donate for the sale, call Vivian at 665-6287 or 244-1186.

YAK night

ILWACO — The Youth Action Klub (YAK) students are hosting YAK Night on March 11 from 7 p.m. to midnight. YAK Night is a substance-free game and activity night for Ilwaco High School students. Adults who would like to come, hang out, supervise and have fun are encouraged. Please call 642-3731 to help.

Museum annual meeting

ILWACO — Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is holding their annual membership meeting beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at 115 Lake Street in Ilwaco. This will be followed by informal workshops on researching and caring for your family history. Help will be available on Internet research techniques, organization and resources both local and national. In addition the collections manager will be available to look at and give advice on the care and storage of works on paper. This will also be the last chance to view the WW1 Posters: On the Home Front exhibit. For further information please call 642-3446.

Chinook Tribal meeting

ILWACO — The Chinook Tribal Council will meet on Saturday, March 12, at      11 a.m., at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Tribal members are encouraged to attend. A storytelling time will follow this meeting for members only at Fort Columbia — please bring a potluck dish. If you have questions call 875-6670.

Empty Bowl project

SEAVIEW — Students of the Ocean Beach School District, artists with Peninsula Arts Association and Peninsula Clay Artists and other Peninsula groups are creating handmade bowls to be sold at the 3rd Annual Empty Bowls Project, set for noon to       2 p.m., March 12, at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview. Come to the event, select your bowl and for $10 each get the bowl filled with soup that has been prepared and donated by local restaurants, chefs and bakers. Money raised this year goes to Peninsula F.I.S.H., His Supper Table and Community Table. For additional information call 642-3115.

Daylight saving 

U.S.A. — Be sure to turn your clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m., on Sunday, March 13. Fire departments also encourage everyone to change the batteries in your smoke detectors at the same time. 

Pops concert

ASTORIA — The North Coast Symphonic Band will perform a concert of “pops” music in the Liberty Theater in downtown Astoria at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 13 under the direction of Lee Stromquist, who has selected music that entertains through a wide variety of familiar popular themes. The Northwest Jazz Trombone Project will start the afternoon with pre-concert entertainment at 1:30 p.m. This new ensemble is directed by arranger and trombonist Dave Robertson and will perform several of Robertson’s arrangements for jazz ensemble. Regular admission is $10. Student admission is $6. Children 12 and under are free when escorted by an adult. Tickets are available in advance at the Liberty Theater box office at 503-325-5922. The box office is open Tuesday through Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.. and two hours before the event. The doors to the auditorium will open at 1:15 p.m., the day of the concert. 

SmileMobile

LONG BEACH — The Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile will be in Long Beach from March 14 to March 18 to provide dental care to children from low-income families. The SmileMobile will be located at Head Start at 2611 N. Pacific Hwy, in Long Beach. Children birth through high school with limited access to care can be scheduled by calling Terry Bryan at the Ocean Beach Early Childhood Center before March 14 at 642-4089. A clinic manager, dentist and dental assistant, and teams of local volunteer dental professionals from the community staff the SmileMobile. Examinations will be conducted on Monday, March 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, March 15 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow-up treatment appointments will be scheduled on a space available basis for the duration of the time. Medicaid and sliding scale fee is accepted as reimbursement for services.

Model RR mtg

OCEAN PARK — The Peninsula Model Railroad Club (all scales) meets March 14 at  7 p.m.,  in the Ocean Park Library community room The first two modules of the Ilwaco Railroad and Navigation Company diorama will be demonstrated. This project will eventually result in a historically accurate representation of the Peninsula at the turn of the century. Persons interested in this effort are encouraged  to attend. As always, complimentary coffee and refreshments will be served. If you need further information, call Paul Wilson at 665-2545.

Yes, free lunch!

SEAVIEW — Yes, there is a free lunch every Tuesday from March 15 through April 12, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be soup from some of our fine local restaurants served with delicious bread, coffee or tea. The public is warmly invited to come to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 “N” Street in Seaview and enjoy. Call 642-3115 if you have questions.

Bullying meeting

ILWACO — Caring parents and community members will meet on March 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum to affect the needed change in our schools and community to prevent bullying. Please be involved to help keep kids safe.

Taize Prayer Service

SEAVIEW — Come and be blessed by this beautiful service of quiet song, scripture, silence and prayer as Taize Prayer Service is offered every Tuesday from March 15 through April 12 from 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 “N” Street in Seaview. No sermon, no strings attached. Call 642-3115 if you have questions.

Quilt Show

ILWACO — Peninsula Quilt Guild is holding their 16th Annual Quilt Show – “Quilting at the Beach” at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 from      10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 20 from noon to 4 p.m. The exhibition includes quilts of all types and sizes and will fill three galleries. Call 642-3446 if you have questions.

RFL Rally & Pancake Feed

LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Relay for Life will be hosting a free pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chautauqua Lodge meeting room, 304 14th Street NW in Long Beach. Stop in to enjoy a free breakfast and to meet your 2011 Long Beach Relay for Life team. This event will highlight the local relay in June and will share some of the exciting activities that are planned. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet some local cancer survivors. Donations will gladly accepted at the breakfast, but are most definitely not required.

Food & Farm Summit

CATHLAMET — The Wahkiakum Food and Farm Network and the Wahkiakum WSU Extension and Master Gardeners present the seventh annual Food and Farm Summit on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at JA Wendt Elementary School in Cathlamet. Cost is $25 per person (advanced registration by March 15) and includes a day of informative workshops for urban and rural growers, continental breakfast and lunch. Admission at the door the day of the event is $30 per person. The keynote speaker is Ed Hume. Workshops that will be offered include: “Edible Landscaping” with Vern Nelson, garden writer for the Oregonian; “Northwest Vegetable Gardening” with Ed Hume, gardening personality and host of the weekly television show “Gardening in America;” “Small Farm Farming and Making a Living and Surviving for 30 years on a Small Farm” with Beverly Klock a local blueberry farmer; and “Organic and Sustainable Farming for the Little Guy” with Charles Benbrook, agricultural consultant with Benbrook Consulting Services. For more information call Kim Howell at 360-431-5133.

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, Pat Donnelly, a former recipient of an AAUW scholarship will give a musical performance. 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.

Summer lunch meeting

LONG BEACH — The Pacific County Healthy Communities Program is looking for ideas, input, volunteers and possible host sites for a new summer lunch program on the Peninsula. Come to a discussion at       10 a.m., March 29 at the south Pacific County administration building at 7013 Sandridge Road. Call Mary Goelz at 642-9349 for more information.

Free CPR

OCEAN PARK — Pacific County Fire District No. 1 and the Ocean Park Eagles Auxiliary are working together to provide CPR training to the community for free. A CPR class will teach you how to recognize a heart attack and what you can do to help save someone’s life. The event is funded by grant monies secured by the Eagles Auxiliary, and the fire district provides instructors certified by the American Heart Association. The class will be held on Thursday, March 31 at 10 a.m., at 1412 262nd Place in Ocean Park. Please call Suzy at 665-6688 to reserve a space in the class.

Oysters and Art

ILWACO — Peninsula Rotary is presenting their 6th Annual Oysters & Art Fundraiser on April 2, at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Oysters & Art is a benefit for youth programs, including the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula, the Family Health Center at North Beach children’s dentistry program and the Peninsula Arts Association’s Youth Scholarship Program, along with a small portion allocated to international projects. In addition to the silent and live auctions, there will be delicacies from our area’s top restaurants, great entertainment, exciting balloon popping and just an all around good time for everyone. Tickets are just $30 and may be purchased from any local Rotarian. Limited tickets may be available at the door. This is a juried show with each artist limited to no more than three pieces, diversity in the artist’s work is appreciated. Items need to be received no later than March 15. Drop off locations are: Discovery Coast Real Estate at 1711 Pacific Avenue South in Long Beach or call them at 642-3325; Farmers Insurance at 25902 Vernon Ave., Ste. B in Ocean Park or call them at 665-5505. For a drop off form, call Cheri Diehl at 244-2660 or Judi Stidham at 642-0837. 

Scholarship Applications

OCEAN PARK — Peninsula Arts Association awards an annual High School Graduate Scholarship to a student from the Ocean Beach or Naselle/Grays River School districts. Graduating seniors planning to pursue an education in the arts are urged to contact their school scholarship director and ask about the possibilities of applying for this $1,000 award. To be eligible for the PAA Scholarship, students must have developed an interest in art, completed 11th grade and maintained a minimum of 2.5 GPA. Applicants must attend high school in the previously mentioned school districts, or live and be home schooled locally. Along with references, referrals and school transcripts, the applicants are asked to write an essay on their future art plans and present a portfolio of work during a follow-up interview. Any graduate interested in pursuing further art related education, through workshop classes, college courses, apprenticeships may apply. Application deadline is April 15. Call PAA President Sue Raymond at 665-1375,   e-mail sray5406@cox.net or visit the website at www.beachartist.org for information.

Farmers Market volunteers

LONG BEACH — The Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market will get off the ground in May. 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 planner@longbeachwa.gov if you wish to volunteer.

PC Democrats Scholarships

PACIFIC COUNTY — The Pacific County Democrats will award up to two $500 scholarships to Pacific County high school graduates. 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 www.pacificcountydemocrats.com. 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 pcd@pondhouse.com.

 

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