Wednesday, Nov. 7
ILWACO — The next meeting of the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Flotilla 06-02 is set for Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Events include providing boating education courses and vessel inspections. You can have fun learning new skills and qualifications. The Auxiliary offers a unique opportunity to make a real difference in your local community and across the country. No former military or boating experience needed. The flotilla meets the first Wednesday of every month at the U.S. Coast Guard Cape Disappointment Station mess deck. For more information, contact Della at 360-244-7062 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASELLE — Naselle Timberland Library presents Natural Spa Products, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 7 for adults. Make your own lotions and potions using natural products like beeswax and shea butter. For more information call 360-484-3877.
Thursday, Nov. 8
RAYMOND — Raymond Timberland Library presents Family Story time from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Nov. 8. Encourage literacy skills through art, music, and play for children birth to age 6. For more information call 360-942-2408.
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.
Friday, Nov. 9
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.
Saturday, Nov. 10
CHINOOK — On Nov. 10 beginning at 5 p.m., the public is invited to the Chinook School Event Center for a fundraising auction to support the Harrell family. Beginning with a silent auction and cocktails, the event is followed by a live auction and spectacular dinner. The cost is $50 per person. Tickets are available by calling 360-642-2311 or at https://tinyurl.com/ybtu2j9n
KLIPSAN — On Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center, there will be a bunco tournament for those 18 years old and over, with proceeds going to support Team Dylan Defeat DIPG. Register at 3:30 p.m., play begins at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $11 person. There will be raffles, prizes, and a silent auction. The Peninsula Bunco Club is a non-profit organization so all donations are 100 percent tax deductible. Donations are needed to make this tournament successful. Large and small items as well as monetary donations are needed for door prizes and raffle baskets. Call 360-665-6927 for more information.
BAY CENTER — The Bay Center Women’s Club 8th annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at a new location at the Bay Center Art Center at 6781 Highway 101 at milepost 41 near Bay Center. There will be signs showing where to turn to reach the Art Center. Shop for that unique holiday gift while also enjoying holiday music and food. Proceeds go towards community projects funded by the Bay Center Women’s Club. We supply free school supplies to Bay Center students, help families in crisis, support the Bay Center Food Bank, the Bay Center Volunteer Fire Department, and help out wherever and whenever we can. So come and experience a great bazaar and meet some really great people. For more information contact Rheta Edwards at 360-875-0150.
ROSBURG — Deep River American Legion Post 0111 will be serving their pancake and egg breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Rosburg Hall. The breakfast features all-you-can eat pancakes, eggs to order, kielbasa sausage and ham along with coffee, orange juice and milk. The cost is $4 for children 3 to 12 and $6 for teens and adults. The proceeds from the event go to support the Naselle-Grays River community, veterans and area students. The Rosburg Hall is located approximately 8 miles east of Naselle. Turn south on Altoona-Pillar Rock Road and take the first road to the right just before the bridge. This is always a well-attended event and a time for enjoying the company of old and new friends while Legionnaires cook and Naselle-Grays River students serve the food.
ILWACO — Chinook Indian Nation will hold its monthly Council Meeting on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m., at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum; 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. The meeting is open to all tribal members. There is no potluck at this meeting. Volunteers are needed after the meeting to set up for the annual Oyster Fry and Silent Auction. Contact the Tribal Office at 360-875-6670 if you have any questions.
WARRENTON — On Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. come to the no host cocktail hour as part of the 243rd birthday celebration of the United States Marine Corps at Astoria Golf and Country Club, 33445 Sunset Beach Lane, in Warrenton. Dinner is at 7:30 p.m. RVSP to Mike Allen at 360-642-8947, Lou or Beverly Neubecker at 503-717-0153 or Hans York at 360-431-2887.
KNAPPTON COVE — On Nov. 10 Knappton Cove Heritage Center will feature a program entitled “100 Years Ago, Remembering 1918 Flu Pandemic.” There will be an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a special program at 2 p.m. Volunteers will be serving hot cider and history. Come for the last event of the year, the annual tribute to the Lewis & Clark Expedition. This November as they remember the “horriable” weather as noted by the Corps of Discovery in 1805, they also remember the horrors of the 1918 flu pandemic. Right out of the time machine, Dr. Jay Tuttle, who was in command of the Columbia River Quarantine Station in 1918, will tell us what’s happening on the Public Health front. Dr. Jay Paulsen, M.D. (retired U.S.P.H.S.) will be presenting our program in authentic period costume. Come hear the valuable lessons history has to teach and what we know about the flu today. For information call Nancy Anderson, director at 503-738-5206.
NASELLE — Naselle Timberland Library presents Memories from the Garden, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 10 for adults and teens. Artist Mariko Maita will teach how to press and dry flowers using a microwave, and how to use the petals to create original works of art. All materials will be provided. For more information call 360-484-3877.
Sunday, Nov. 11
LONG BEACH — On Sunday, Nov. 11, beginning at 1 p.m., all veterans and their families and community members are invited to the Long Beach Elks Lodge for a lunch and program. The guest speaker will be Lt. Jessica Shafer, Commander, Cape Disappointment; American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State Delegates; recognition of WWII Veterans in Attendance and an observance of 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. If you have questions, please call Commander Ron Robbins at 360-931-3995 or Unit President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662.
RAYMOND — Christopher Hall and the Comic Quartet will grace the stage of the historic Raymond Theatre for Sunday Afternoon Live on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Combining high culture with laughs, the audience will be serenaded with the beautiful music of the classics, accentuated with jokes and puns. Hall is the former principal clarinet of the Orchestre Metropolitain in Montreal. He now performs as a stand-up comedian with accompaniment by the string quartet, Arcobaleno Strings. In this music and laughter filled classical music show, the formal world of chamber music is demystified. Tickets are $15 at the door, or can be purchased in advance for $12 at the Raymond Theatre, Raymond Pharmacy and South Bend Pharmacy. Tickets are also available on PayPal at www.sundayafternoonlive.org, or by calling 360-836-4419. Season tickets also available at $65 per person.
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.
OCEAN PARK — GriefShare classes are held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Peninsula Baptist Church 2302 Pacific Hwy. 103, Ocean Park. The program is nondenominational and features biblical concept for healing from your grief. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey through grief. You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Each session is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any sessions you missed in our next 13-week cycle. For information call 360-665-5060.
Monday, Nov. 12
All city, state and federal offices will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 for the Veterans Day holiday. Post offices, schools, libraries, banks and credit unions will also be closed. The Chinook Observer will be open regular hours that day.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
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.
ILWACO — The Don R. Grable American Legion Post #48 and Auxiliary Unit #48 will meet on Tuesday, Nov.13 at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. A potluck will precede the meeting. On the agenda of both groups will be planning for the Christmas Bazaar at the end of the month and end of the year activities. Participate in discussing ideas on how to serve veterans, the military, their families, young people and our communities. Both groups are beginning a year-long celebration of 100 years of existence! For further information, please call Post Commander Ron Robbins at 360-931-3995 or Unit President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662.
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. 14
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.
OYSTERVILLE — On Thursday, Nov. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. Dr. Madeline A. Kalbach’s Oysterville Schoolhouse Lecture will focus on the many ways in which birds communicate — with us and among themselves. She will accompany her talk with photos taken on the Peninsula. This will be the final talk of the Fall 2018 Series.
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 — 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.
CATHLAMET — Vendors are needed for the Country Christmas Bazaar set for Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 1134 Columbia Street in Cathlamet. Table rentals are $25 to $35. Please contact Christie at 360-849-4489 for more information. There will be food available for purchase including potato soup, hot dogs, chili, chili dogs, nachos, desserts, hot cider, coffee and water. All proceeds benefit St. James Family Center’s programs for children and families.
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.
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 email@example.com. RiverLife Interpretive Center-Central School-Redmen Hall is located at 1394 W. State Route 4, Skamokawa.
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 — 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.