Wednesday, Jan. 21Diabetes support
ILWACO - From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 21, all are welcome to come to a Diabetes Support Group at the Ocean Beach Hospital meeting room. The guest speaker is David Whitemarsh, O.D., who will discuss diabetes and your eyes. This event is free to the public. Call 642-6308 if you need more information.
Relay for Life mtg
LONG BEACH - The kick-off gathering of the Peninsula's Relay for Life will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Jan. 21 at the Chautauqua Lodge in Long Beach. If you are interested in participating as part of a team or helping with activities or if you are a survivor, someone who has been touched by cancer or if you want to learn more about this year's events please plan to attend this kick-off meeting. For information call Tera at 253-820-7828 (cell).
Astoria Chapter DAR
ASTORIA - Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meet Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m., at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. Sali Diamond will present a program entitled, "Historical Timeline of World Religion Day." Members and women interested in membership are invited to attend. For information and reservations call Vice-regent Pat Wendt at 503-325-2216 or Regent Evelyn Laughman at 503-325-4683. Membership is open to women 18 and over who can trace their ancestry to someone who assisted the American colonists in the Revolutionary War.
KLIPSAN - The public is invited to an open house at Golden Sands Assisted Living at 21608 "O" Lane in Klipsan from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Stop by for refreshments and a guided tour of the facility, which is now owned by Regency Pacific Inc. Call 665-0190 for more information.
Big Book meeting
OCEAN PARK - The OP Big Book meeting is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at Ocean Park United Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place. All are welcome. For information call Jeannie at 665-3831.
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. Call 665-4542 for more information.
LONG BEACH - Line dancing is back! Everyone is welcome to come to the Elks Lodge in Long Beach for line dancing every Thursday. Beginners are at 5:30 p.m. and intermediate at 6:30 p.m., and the cost is just $3 per class. Line dancing is great fun - come check it out. Call Linda at 360-783-2389 if you need more information.
ILWACO - With the support of the Pacific County Economic Development Council, Grays Harbor College is offering a two-day grant-writing workshop to be held Thursday, Jan. 22 and Friday, Jan. 23 at the Columbia Education Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The course fee is $50 and the instructor is Karen Bertroch. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact Teri Dodson, GHC Education Center manager via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 642-9433.
CERT response team
OCEAN PARK - The next South Pacific County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) meeting is Jan. 22 at the Ocean Park library starting at 6 p.m. All Peninsula residents are encouraged to attend these meetings. Meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month. At a later date a second core training will be offered. If you have questions or need additional information call Kerry at 665-3710.
LONG BEACH - A special "Cabin Fever" open mic session will be held at Akari Café, 203 Bolstad Avenue West in downtown Long Beach on Jan. 22 starting at 7:30 p.m. Carrie Barnes and John Kulm will emcee this event to fight winter restlessness. Sign up to present music, a reading or any other style of performance, or just join the audience for the show. For information call 777-8019.
LONG BEACH - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 in Long Beach holds their monthly membership and business meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Peninsula Senior Center in Klipsan. For information, call 642-1228.
Bible study group
SURFSIDE - A Women's Christian study group meets at 9:30 a.m. each Thursday at 33609 "I" Street in Surfside. The study group is designed for fun, friends, support, Bible study, prayer and spiritual renewal. The group is starting a study on spiritual warfare. Call Coral at 665-3206.
OCEAN PARK - TOPS is their name, taking pounds off sensibly is their game. You will get support with a smile so stop in for a while. Meetings are at 8 a.m. on Thursdays at the Ocean Park Community Church at 26709 Vernon Avenue. For more information call 665-6507.
OCEAN PARK - The Parkinson's disease support group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. The agenda will include a presentation from PACE on services they offer. For information, call Patti at 665-3284 or Jerry at 642-2273.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Eagles Aerie No. 3602 is holding a celebration of their 34th anniversary with visiting dignitaries and special events starting on Jan. 23. On Friday, there will be a buffet at 6 p.m. for $6, with a nine-ball tournament starting at 7 p.m. Then on Saturday, Jan. 24, will there be an eight-ball tournament from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a banquet dinner starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy the Swiss steak dinner for just $8. And finally, on Sunday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., breakfast will be served for $5. R.S.V.P. to Jimmie Moore at 665-5106 or 665-5846.
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 642-1177.
SEAVIEW - Al-Anon family groups meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. These non-smoking meetings are open to all. Call 642-2902 for more information.
Art around town
ILWACO - Ocean Beach Hospital is hosting local artists Carol Olson and Joan Taplin during the months of January and February. Both are members of the Peninsula Arts Association. Joan excels in watercolors and Carol in varied media. Their show promises a colorful start to the new year. The public is encouraged to stop in and check out their work.
SaturdayCare for Heritage
ILWACO - The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is sponsoring a "Caring for the Heritage" workshop at the museum on Jan. 24 with a morning session from 10 a.m. to noon covering agents of deterioration, photographs and albums and scrapbooks. The afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will cover documents, books, mounting and framing. The cost is $5 per session. (Museum members attend free of charge.) A $6 sandwich lunch is optional. Call 642-3446 for more information.
50th basketball reunion
ILWACO - A 50-year reunion for the 1958-59 state class B champion Ilwaco Fishermen basketball team and cheerleaders will be held in the old cafeteria across from Carl Aase Gymnasium Saturday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to reminisce with the players and "yell queens" and enjoy cake and refreshments. Following the junior varsity boys' basketball game against the Knappa Loggers that evening the group will be honored. Anyone with pictures from the year Ilwaco won their only state basketball championship in school history is invited to bring them to share.
SEAVIEW - Overeaters Anonymous meets at 4603 Pacific Highway at 46th South (Bill W's place) in Seaview from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Monday and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday. The only requirement is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Can't drive? Phone meetings are available. Call 642-5360 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The Longest Beach Cribbage Club meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Chautauqua Lodge at 14th Street and Ocean Beach Boulevard. Anyone with an interest can ask at the front desk for the meeting room. The play will be according to ACC rules. The cost is $5, with double elimination and 100 percent payback. Anyone with an interest is invited. For more information call 642-3994.
PENINSULA - Destiny Friends worship project is a study group that meets in homes and is led by evangelical Quaker pastors. All are welcome to gather for "learning, living and loving Christ." The meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays and include supper. For information on location call Dan or Mindy Burns at 665-0879.
ILWACO - The Ilwaco City Council meets at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 115 S.E. Lake Street. The city council includes Mayor Doug Hubbard along with councilors Mike Cassinelli, Dave Johnson, David Jensen, Fred Marshall and Will Greene. Meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month and are open to the public. Get involved in your community, attend a meeting. Call 642-3145 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 1937 holds bingo every Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is in the back next to the Post Office. Call 642-2651 with questions.
LONG BEACH - The VFW Auxiliary meets the fourth Monday of each month at 11 a.m. at the train depot museum building across from Dennis Company in Long Beach with a potluck social following the meeting. Call 665-4560 for additional information.
TuesdaySave our communities
OLYMPIA - On Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the State Capital in Olympia, Naselle Youth Camp has a lobby day where attendees can voice concerns to our representatives. There will be a bus leaving from Naselle Youth Camp early that morning (possibly 6 a.m.). This event is open to any concerned party who would like to see the youth camp remain open. If you would like to join others in this effort call Pauline at 503-298-9142 by Friday, Jan. 23. Please be sure to leave a message if you get voicemail. The bus ride is free but donations will be accepted.
Dine out/Help Cleanup
SEAVIEW - Every Tuesday evening during January, the 42nd Street Café will contribute 10 percent of their proceeds to the Grass Roots Garbage Gang, the all-volunteer, grassroots community group that keeps us focused on a clean, safe beach. This is a perfect opportunity to dine on great food while helping the community beach cleanup scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 31 at 9:30 a.m. at all major beach approaches. A wine basket will be raffled as part of the 'Tuesday nights in January' festivities. The winner will be drawn on Jan. 31.
Pac Cty Commissioners
SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Commissioners meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon in the Commissioners' meeting room at the County Annex Building. Call 642-9337 or 875-9337 for more information or go to www.co.pacific.wa.us/commissioner/index.htm for details of upcoming meetings.
SEAVIEW - Each Tuesday at 6 p.m., a women's Christian group will meet at 905 30th Street in Seaview, for study, prayer, support and spiritual renewal. They are studying a DVD series by renowned Bible teacher Beth Moore on "Breaking Free." Call Coral at 665-3206 for more information.
New Weight Watchers
LONG BEACH - There are now two Weight Watcher meetings available on the Peninsula at the Edgewater Inn at 409 Sid Snyder Drive in Long Beach. Meetings on Tuesdays are at 10 a.m. and on Wednesdays they are at 5:30 p.m. Weigh-in is 30 minutes prior to meeting start time. For further information call 800-374-9191 or visit www.weightwatchers.com. All are welcome to come check out the great program.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK -The Do Nothing Club is always 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, visit and meet and make some new friends. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
Wednesday, Jan. 28Maritime meeting
ASTORIA - The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Columbia River Maritime Museum will be held in the Kern Room at the museum at 1792 Marine Drive in Astoria beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 28. The program will include a presentation by Homeland Security Customs Officers Robert Ballas and Mark Cady on the topic "Customs and Border Protection." All are welcome. Call 503-325-2323 for more information.
OCEAN PARK - English as a second language (ESL) classes are offered each Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park United Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place. There is no cost for these classes and all levels are welcome. Flexible times may also be available so please contact Marya at 642-3475 for more information.
Future EventsBeach clean up
PENINSULA - Plan now to be involved in the cleanup of Peninsula beaches on Saturday, Jan. 31. The Grass Roots Garbage Gang is hosting another beach cleanup beginning at 9:30 a.m., at all major beach approaches. After the cleanup participants can enjoy the free soup feed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Contact Shelley Pollock at 665-5388, 866-665-5388 or e-mail email@example.com if you or your organization is interested in assisting a sustainable beach effort.
SEAVIEW - Cub Scout Pack 29 will hold their annual pinewood derby on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Peninsula Church Center in Seaview. Representatives from the Beach Barons Car Club will be on hand to officiate and judge as well as present awards to the racers. Members of the Beach Barons have even built their own pinewood derby racer. The event starts at 4 p.m., with weigh in of the cars (they can't weigh more than five ounces), followed by racing. The event concludes no later than 6 p.m. If you have questions or have a son or grandson interested in Cub Scouts call Tom Sutherland at 642-4802.
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 meetings in February will be held Feb. 2 and Feb. 16. 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.
NASELLE - There will be an open house on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., to celebrate the official opening of the C.A. and Agnes Appelo Memorial Library in the Appelo Plaza building in Naselle. Donna Klint will be present with her new book on the Naselle-Grays River Valley and she will be happy to sign copies at that time. For more information, contact 484-7103.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library is hosting a PageTurners book discussion on Feb. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for adults. All are welcome to come join in a discussion of "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis. For more information call 665-4184.
RAYMOND - On Feb. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Raymond Timberland Library presents family story time for all ages. Stories, songs and movement games will focus on children six years old and under. For more information call 942-2408.
PENINSULA - A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8, 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: Saturday, Feb. 7, 6:10 p.m. -0.9; Sunday, Feb. 8, 6:55 p.m. -1.1. 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.
PENINSULA - Harbors Home Health and Hospice provides nail and foot care for disabled and senior persons, who are unable to complete their own nail care, by appointment. Appointments are made in Long Beach the first Wednesday of each month and in Ocean Park the second Wednesday every other month. There is a $25 fee. Medicare and most insurance do not cover nail care. For an appointment call 800-772-1319.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Merchants Association meets Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m., at Bensons Restaurant, 504 S Pacific Ave., in Long Beach. Guests are always welcome. For more information call this year's president, Steven Linhart at 642-5625.
LONG BEACH - The World Kite Museum at 303 Sid Snyder Drive in Long Beach is hosting an Asian New Year Kite Celebration entitled, "China - Then and Now" on Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8. They will have exhibits and presenters who will show and tell about the past and present day China, both in the kite world and in other ways of living. Exhibits include an extensive Chinese kite exhibit, antique hand puppets and more. Jack Edwards (age 13) and Will Edwards (age 12), both speak Mandarin Chinese and attended school in China and will be on hand to discuss the country and answer questions. Call 642-4020 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The city of Long Beach is hosting a free disaster evacuation training session for emergency management, city and county government, local lodging establishments, community centers, vacation rental owners, and hospitals and care facilities personnel at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Chautauqua Lodge in Long Beach. The session will feature presentations by Washington State Department of Natural Resources Chief Geologist Tim Walsh and Washington State Emergency Management Earthquake/Tsunami Program Assistant Brynne Walker. Attendees will receive helpful items, such as a NOAA weather radio and evacuation maps. To R.S.V.P., contact Ragan Andrew at 642-4421 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backyard Bird Count
WASHINGTON - Birders and nature fans are invited to participate in the 12th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 13 through Feb. 16. Volunteers take part by counting birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the event and reporting their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. The data helps researchers understand bird population trends across the continent and provides information critical for effective conservation. Call Discovery Coast Audubon Society President Patricia Cruse at 642-1310 for more information.
PCHS Annual Mtg
NASELLE - The annual meeting of the Pacific County Historical Society will be held at Naselle High School on Sunday, Feb. 15 beginning at 1:30 p.m. Chinook Tribal Chair Ray Gardner will be the featured speaker. The event is held in conjunction with the annual Deep River American Legion Auxiliary Valentine Smorgasbord. Call Steve at 360-942-7990 for more information.
Kite Festival posters
LONG BEACH - Entries into the Washington State International Kite Festival poster competition are to be delivered to Campiche Studios located at the corner of Pacific Way and Bolstad Avenue in Long Beach during regular hours between March 2 and March 8. The artist's full name, address and phone number must be attached to the back of the artwork. The artwork is to be no larger than 32 inches wide by 17 inches high for horizontal entries or 17 inches wide by 32 inches high for vertical entries, and must be no smaller than 11 inches by 14 inches. Judging will be completed by March 13. The winning artist will receive a royalty of $1,500 along with 15 non-numbered posters. A limited edition printing of 350 posters will be signed and numbered by the artist and will be the property of the kite festival organization. If you have questions call 642-2264.
LONG BEACH - Loyalty Days Parade organizers need you to carry from one to four guests in the Loyalty Day Parade the first Saturday in May. If you have a convertible and are willing to help the cause and have fun in the process, contact Steven at 642-5625.