Wednesday, Nov. 14
LONG BEACH — The SmileMobile dental clinic is coming to Long Beach on Nov. 13 through Nov. 16. The mobile unit will be parked at the Chinook Observer, located at 205 Bolstad Avenue, Suite 2, in Long Beach. This clinic is open to all children (birth through high school) and pregnant women. They accept Medicaid (Apple Health) and provide services on a sliding fee scale. The clinic is operated by Arcora Foundation in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital. Operational dates and times are: Monday, Nov. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. (registration – exams only; volunteer(s) needed); Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (registration – exams only; volunteer(s) needed); Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (preventive and restorative treatment; volunteer); Thursday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (preventive and restorative treatment; volunteer); Friday, Nov. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to noon (preventive and restorative treatment; volunteer). Call 888-286-9105 to schedule a dental exam for your child.
Thursday, Nov. 15
OCEAN PARK — The Ocean Park Food Bank desperately needs an able-bodied person with a pick-up truck who can drive to Warrenton once or twice a month on Wednesday mornings to pick up produce from the Oregon Food Bank. Reimbursement for gas may be possible. Please call 360-244-3969.
OYSTERVILLE — Sociologist Dr. Madeline A. Kalbach’s interest is in population studies dealing with either birds or people. On Thursday, Nov. 15, in keeping with the ‘Voices’ theme of this fall’s Schoolhouse Lecture Series, she will be focusing on the many ways in which birds communicate — with us and among themselves. She will accompany her talk with photos taken on the Peninsula. The talk will begin at 10 a.m. at the Oysterville Schoolhouse and is the final talk of the Fall 2018 Series. Kalbach is a frequently contributes articles and photographs to Friends of Willapa Wildlife Refuge monthly newsletter, to the Chinook Observer, and to KMUN nature notes. In August she co-authored “Common Birds of the Long Beach Peninsula” with Susan A. Stauffer.
Friday, Nov. 16
ILWACO — St. Vincent de Paul Ilwaco Food Bank will be open revised days for the holidays. They will be open the second and third Fridays in November (Nov. 9 and Nov. 16) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and in December they will be open Dec. 14 and Dec. 21. If you any questions, call Rachel at 360-642-8723.
CHINOOK — Friends of Chinook School, with financial help from Ocean Beach Education Foundation, is once again bringing Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors to the Chinook Event Center on Nov. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. The actors, Christopher Salazar and Esther Williamson are coming from the festival’s School Visit Program in the Education Department. Both high school and middle school students will be attending workshops on Nov. 15 and 16. As a special treat this year they have added historical dress lecturer, Tames Alan, to the Blue and Gold Show. She will be performing “From the streets of Shakespeare” with costume. Both students and adults enjoy her show. Admission is by a $10 donation at the door. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase.
LONG BEACH — On Nov. 16, the Shoeboxes of Joy organization is holding an Oldies and Goodies Sock Hop for Elks members and friends at the Lodge in Long Beach. There is be a fish and chips dinner with the sock hop starting at 6 p.m. There will be a dessert dash with goodies available for purchase at a nominal fee throughout the evening. Plus there will be a raffle and drawing by the end of the evening. For information call Phyllis at 360-642-1105.
OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Eagles at 1409 Bay Ave., in Ocean Park is hosting a Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 16 and Nov. 17 to raise funds for their annual Christmas party for kids. Find offerings from many local artisans. Unique, beautiful holiday crafts, jewelry, collectables and décor. Coffee, hot chocolate, soup and sandwiches are available for lunch. Contact Lorraine Dewolf for information at 360-244-1326.
Saturday, Nov. 17
LONG BEACH — Bring your crafts to sell at the Long Beach Elks Lodge Craft Show set for Nov. 17. There is limited space available, so reserve your space now. Doors open for set up at 9 a.m., the sales start at 10 a.m. At noon there will be a potluck meal. Tables are only $5 each. Reserve today by calling Jan at 360-642-2651.
PACIFIC COUNTY — Celebrate Family Volunteer Day with Bake Across Pacific County on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until supplies run out). 4-H leaders will be on site to help you. Stop at one of the following locations and make two loaves of bread: one to take home and bake and one to donate to our local food banks and pantries. (Gluten-Free may not be available in all locations.) This event is free. Locations include: Raymond: First Baptist Church 913 Duryea Street; Raymond: Willapa United Methodist Church 969 Willapa 1st Street; South Bend: First Lutheran Church 103 Adams Street; Menlo: Pacific County Fairgrounds Gaurke Bldg. 5 Fair Lane; North River: North River Grange 2637 North River Road; Tokeland: Shoalwater Bay Tribal Community Library 4115 St Rt 105; Naselle: Assembly of God 278 Knappton Rd; Ilwaco: New Life Assembly of God 405 First Avenue North; Ocean Park: Pacific County Fire District 1 26110 Ridge Avenue. For information you can call Toni Gwin, Washington State University Extension Pacific County at 360-875 9331.
ROSBURG — On Saturday, Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rosburg Community Center, Appelo Archive Center is holding their annual champagne harvest auction. The cost is $15 per person, which includes one complimentary beverage for those 21 and over. This will be a fund evening with live music, silent and live auctions, and oysters and hors d’oeuvres. This is a fundraising event for the Appelo Archive Center. For information call 360-484-7103
CATHLAMET — “A Country Christmas” annual bazaar is set for Saturday Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4. There will be wool items and spinning demonstrations, handmade arts and crafts, jewelry, art photography, etc. Plus there will be a bake sale and lunch. The children’s store for 12 and under (no parents allowed) will be open with nothing priced over $1. Helpers will assist kids with choosing and wrapping gifts for family members. Raffle baskets. Proceeds benefit St. James Family Center’s programs for children and families. Call 360-795-8612 with questions.
ILWACO — Peninsula Players present “The Son Also Rises,” by Robert Brake and by Peter Schaeffer, directed by Andy Tauber, produced by Laurie Carter at River City Playhouse, 127 Lake St SE in Ilwaco. Remain show dates are at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Tickets are $10 and are available at Stormin’ Norman’s in Long Beach, Okie’s Thriftway in Ocean Park, Old Towne Café in Ilwaco and at the box office. “Black Comedy” produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Company, New York, NY. If you have questions please call 360-244-5700.
OCEAN PARK — The AAUW meeting will be held on Nov. 17 at the Ocean Park Timberland Library from 10 a.m. to noon. The guest speaker will be Capt. Lani Karvia, public education coordinator for Pacific County Fire District 1. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information on AAUW or this meeting, call 360-642-3076.
Sunday, Nov. 18
OCEAN PARK — Are grieving a loved one’s death or do you know someone who is? Peninsula Baptist Church, at 2302 Pacific Hwy. 103, Ocean Park, is offering a seminar on Sunday Nov. 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., to help participants prepare for the holidays and even discover hope for the future. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment. For information call 360-665-5060.
OCEAN PARK — A Course in Miracles study group meets on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ocean Park Library community room. All meetings are open to the public and free of charge. A Course in Miracles is a universal spiritual practice, Christian in thought, and dealing with universal themes and experience. It is not a religion nor affiliated with any church/temple/denomination. The course will address existential questions as well as the practice of undoing fear and guilt, attainment of inner peace, healing of sickness and of relationships, forgiveness and compassion, prayer/meditation and enlightenment. A Course in Miracles books will be available for use and for purchase at the meetings. For more information, please contact Kenny Tam at 206-979-7714 cell.
FORT CLATSOP — Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop will hold their next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, “John Colter, Servant of the Corps” by Christopher Hodges will be featured. Private John Colter was a principle hunter and guide for the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery. His duties required him to hunt alone and search for the best trails through the west. He was the only soldier in the permanent party to leave the expedition before its conclusion, and he returned to the west five more times. As an authority on the passages to the northwest, he contributed to the founding of Astoria. Christopher B. Hodges is an historical fiction author with a great curiosity regarding how common people become historical figures. His writing leads readers to contemplate their own lives and their time and place in history. In Their Footsteps is a monthly Sunday forum sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge. For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471, or check out www.nps.gov/lewi, or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.
Monday, Nov. 19
SEAVIEW — The Ocean Beach Presbyterian Church is looking for someone to play their Bond organ for Sunday services. This is a paid position and duties are subject to negotiation. Contact 360-244-5178 for information.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
OCEAN PARK — A conversational Spanish class is offered beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center at 21603 O Lane. Donations will be accepted for the class. The class is open in public. Space is limited so call 360-665-3999 for more information and to register.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
CHINOOK — The Chinook Lutheran Church is looking for a pianist or organist for Sunday worship services. This is a paid position. Please call Pastor Haugen at 360-777-8416 for details.
PENINSULA — On Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24, there will be 20 artists in 15 venues opening their home studios and galleries, and about half will participate on Sunday, Nov. 25. Whether you’re shopping small, hoping to meet interesting people or just want to explore the Long Beach Peninsula and enjoy its natural beauty and the art and craft it inspires, the 11th Annual Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour has so many delightful offerings. There are maps available online at www.beachartist.org and at every studio during the tour. There will PAA Art Event signs to guide you along the way. Enjoy a photo preview of the show on the PAA Facebook page.
SKAMOKAWA — Friends of Skamokawa’s annual Christmas and Holiday Open House “Deck the Hall” will run from Friday, Nov. 23 through Dec. 17 this year with a big opening weekend beginning Friday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. The event will continue for the following three weeks, Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., with the final day being Sunday, Dec. 17. This is a lovely gift shopping event with a wide range of unique items for all tastes. Friends of Skamokawa is currently accepting holiday crafters for this event. To sign up or for more information call the office at 360-795-3007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. RiverLife Interpretive Center-Central School-Redmen Hall is located at 1394 W. State Route 4, Skamokawa.
LONG BEACH — From Thanksgiving to Christmas eve, the Shoeboxes of Joy donation station at 102 3rd Street NW in Long Beach will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. accepting donations. The goal is to provide a shoebox to the elderly and/or disabled who may not have family or friends close by. This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to work together and provide a special gift to those in need. Volunteers are always welcome. Email email@example.com or call 360-642-1105 for information.
LONG BEACH — There will be a free showing of “Holiday Inn” starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire at the Neptune Theatre, 809 Ocean Beach Blvd., Long Beach at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.
OCEAN PARK — The Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce is holding their Community Christmas Tree Lighting in Sheldon Park, across form Ocean Park Elementary School on Friday Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. The event will be followed by Santa’s Workshop at the fire hall at 26110 Ridge Avenue beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be crafts for kids, hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies and Christmas carols. Get your picture taken with Santa too! Call 360-665-4448 for information.
LONG BEACH — The annual “Shop With A Cop” event is set for this Saturday, Dec. 1. Area law enforcement will meet with area children for breakfast and some Christmas shopping. Part of this event is the kids riding in the law enforcement vehicles and a mini parade being held with Santa in the lead patrol car. The route goes from The Lost Roo, down Sid Snyder, through downtown and down Bolstad. It ends at Dennis Company. During this parade the lights and sirens will be going strong. The “Shop with a Cop” program is designed to foster positive relationships between youth and law enforcement officers, according to Peninsula Rotary Club, which partners in sponsoring the event. Held annually the first Saturday in December, the Rotary Club welcomes the participation of local law enforcement, Dennis Company, Bank of the Pacific, bjspetprojects.com, and the Lost Roo Restaurant and Bar for its ‘Shop with a Cop’ program. Elementary school students are selected each year by principals in Ocean Beach and Naselle School districts. The event is by invitation only. These students are given the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for themselves and their family members and to spend quality time with law enforcement officers “up close and personal” in a positive and non-confrontational environment. For more information, call 360-642-2911.
OCEAN PARK — The Women of the Moose Christmas Bazaar is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lodge on “U” Street in Ocean Park. The cost is $20 per table/space. Previous vendors should call to confirm reservations for this year. Contact Betty Davis at 360-665-3217 or Jackie Holland at 360-931-5713.
ILWACO — Enjoy a coastal Christmas celebration along the Port of Ilwaco at the annual Crab Pot Christmas Tree event. Lighting the one-of-a-kind Crab Pot Christmas Tree starts at 5 p.m. on Dec. 1. The public is invited to join the fun.
ILWACO — Water Music Society celebrates the beauty and spirit of the holiday season with an afternoon of extraordinary Christmas and holiday music, performed by the delightful and extremely talented quintessential jazz vocalist, Rebecca Kilgore, and her instrumental combo comprised of piano, string bass, clarinet, saxophone and trombone. The annual Christmas concert is Sunday, Dec. 2, at the festively decorated Inn at Harbour Village in Ilwaco. It’s a wonderful way to commence the holiday season! Festivities begin at 2 p.m. with sweet and savory treats, beverages, and a no-host champagne and wine bar. Then enjoy a musical feast starting at 3 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 online at watermusicfestival.com or at the door. A portion of the proceeds of Water Music Society events are donated to the local school music departments to further students’ musical opportunities. If you have questions call 503-298-3777.
OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Elementary School will be hosting a community Book Fair Dec. 11 through Dec. 19. The book fair will help raise funds for purchasing new books for our Ocean Park Elementary School Library. The Fair will feature specially priced books and educational products, including newly released works, award winning titles, children’s classics, and current bestsellers from more than 150 publishers. Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to Ocean Park Elementary Scholastic Book Fair, held at the Ocean Park Elementary Library. Tuesday Dec. 11 is viewing day, purchasing days are Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday Dec. 13 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday Dec. 14, Monday Dec. 17 and Tuesday Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, or to volunteer, please call Karen Beckerle in the Ocean Park Elementary Library at 360-665-4815, ext. 619.