Wednesday, June 30Youth Team planning

LONG BEACH - WellSpring Community Network is seeking youth entering grades seven through 12 who would like to part of the planning process for "Take a Second - Make a Difference," an event set for July 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Those interested should attend a planning meeting at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, June 30 at Willapa Behavioral Health in Long Beach. Call Brooke at 360-783-1090 if you have an interest or need more information.

Big Book meeting

OCEAN PARK - The Ocean Park Big Book meeting is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at Ocean Park Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place. All are welcome. For information call Jeannie at 665-3831.

Creatures of the Sea

NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library is hosting a program called 'Creatures of the Sea,' from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., June 30 for children. Craft an ocean animal. Paint, ornament and beautify large wooden sea creatures. All materials provided. For more information call 484-3877.

Pirate Day

OCEAN PARK - Yo! Ho! Matey, it's pirates day, ya sea at Ocean Park Timberland Library from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., June 30 for all ages. Visit the library to talk pirate talk and walk the pirate walk. Prepare for plunder as you hear pirate tales, make pirate crafts and play pirate games. Don't be late or you might have to walk the plank! For more information call 665-4184.

Classic Movies at Neptune

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 June 30 is "The Wrecking Crew," starring Dean Martin and Elke Sommer. 1968. 105 min.

Thursday, July 1Firewood

ILWACO - Cape Disappointment State Park is issuing woodcutting permits. The cost for a permit is $25 and they expire on July 11. The wood is for personal use only. Disposal or sale to another person is prohibited. For more information contact the park office at 642-3078.

Friday, July 2Schwingfest

FRANCES - Lewis Pacific Swiss Society is hosting their 47th annual Schwingfest at the Swiss Park in Frances July 2 through July 4. After dinner on Friday night a cabaret-style concert, featuring Kapelle Unspunnen from Switzerland, will begin at approximately 8 p.m. This very talented group, consisting of Peter Delaquis, Erica Wild, Frances Wild and Dani Wild, perform regularly in Interlaken, Switzerland. Concertgoers can then kick up their heels at the dance following the concert. After breakfast on Saturday, junior and senior schwingers (wrestlers) will compete for the gold kranz (crown). Men and women contestants can compete in the steinstossen (stone throw). Prizes will be awarded to the contestants during the Saturday evening dance. On Sunday, breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. An outdoor mass begins at 11 a.m. followed by the Buebeschwingfest (boys wrestling) with awards and a dance to follow. RV spaces and campsites are available on site. Three-day passes or daily rates are available. For information call 360-748-4887 or 360-934-5476 or visit www.lpss.info.

Farmers Market

PUGET ISLAND - The Puget Island Farmers Market is open Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at 59 West Birnie Slough Road. You'll find produce, Puget Island grown meat by the cut, farm eggs, bread and desserts fresh from the oven, not to mention floral bouquets and veggie starts for the garden. Plus don't miss the Master Gardner booth, 4-H booth and much more. Call 849-4492 or 849-4145 or go to www.twoislandsfarmmarket.com.

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.

Saturday, July 3Fireworks!

ILWACO - Come to the Port of Ilwaco on Saturday, July 3 for a sky lit with brilliant colors and feel the thunder of fireworks at the port starting at dusk, or around 9 p.m. Enjoy a relaxed, safe, family-friendly environment where you can hang out on the lawn at the Port, enjoy a live band, port restaurants and merchants and the fireworks show. Call 642-3145 if you have questions.

Starving Artists' Sale

OCEAN PARK - Peninsula Arts Association members have been gathering all their bits and pieces of art, books, frames, mats, paint supplies and more for the annual Starving Artists' Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on July 3, at the Ocean Park Library at 1308 256th. You are guaranteed to find bargains on everything art ... and nothing is ever priced over $50! A portion of all sales benefits PAA's High School Graduate Scholarship Fund. Visit www.beachartist.org for more information.

Model airplanes & more

OCEAN PARK - The Beachmaster Remote Control Model Airplane Club is holding a fun fly and kid's delta dart contest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, July 3 on "U" Street in Ocean Park, across from the Moose Lodge. Everyone is welcome, the event is free. Come see 'Snoopy the Flying Doghouse' along with lots of airplanes.

Work Party

ILWACO - All ages are invited to join the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, July 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Leadbetter Unit parking lot (main lot, at the far end of Stackpole Road) for a "First Saturday" volunteer work program. Friends members and the public are invited to "get your hands dirty" in support of our refuge and help to prune back encroaching vegetation; pull brush over unofficial, informal "social trails;" check the signage; and, pull some of the gorse/scotch broom that plagues those sandy soils. Bring work gloves and sturdy footwear, plus bug spray, water and snacks. Send an e-mail to volunteer@friendsofwillaparefuge.org to confirm your participation.

SummerFest events

LONG BEACH - SummerFest events are happening in downtown Long Beach. There will be free horse and wagon rides and face painting from noon to 4 p.m. Music by Rhythm Culture can be enjoyed at Lewis and Clark square in downtown Long Beach from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Come downtown and have some fun.

Sunday, July 4Parade & Art in the Park

OCEAN PARK - The annual old Fashioned Fourth of July parade starts at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 in downtown Ocean Park. Come celebrate Independence Day in Ocean Park. For more information on the parade call the chamber at 665-4448. That same day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you are sure to enjoy art in the park at Roy Sheldon Park on Vernon Avenue where you will experience the varied and unique qualities of local artists. For more information on the art event contact Colleen at 665-5385.

Kid's Chalk Art

OCEAN PARK - It's time for the children of the Peninsula to "make art" on the sidewalks and streets of Ocean Park! Peninsula Arts Association will be marching in the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade and pulling along wagons filled with 2,000 pieces of sidewalk chalk for the kids. PAA artists will hand out chalk during the parade, which begins at 1 p.m. along the main streets of Ocean Park. Make sure to check out the kids' artwork as you make your way to the first Art in the Park event and all the other wonderful galleries, shops and restaurants in the area.

Poppies for sale

PENINSULA - Members of the Don R. Grable American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 48 in Ilwaco will be offering memorial poppies here on the Peninsula until July 4. The poppy is a symbol to honor those whose lives were sacrificed for America's freedom during wars, as well as to honor all veterans. Donations are used only to help veterans and their families. For information, please call Janet Easley at 665-5580.

More fireworks!

LONG BEACH - The city of Long Beach will have a fireworks show beginning at dusk at the Bolstad beach approach. Don't miss this amazing demonstration of patriotic splendor.

Vesper services

OYSTERVILLE - Vesper Services are set for 3 p.m., July 4 in the historic Oysterville Church with Reverend D. J. Maddux, retired Episcopal Priest of Shelton, officiating. Irish musicians Randal Bays and family will provide music. Suzanne Knutzen will be the organist. This is a warm, wonderful, welcoming, casual, come as you are event and everyone is welcome.

Monday, July 5Happy

Independence Day U.S.A.!

PENINSULA - City, state and federal businesses, including banks, credit unions, and all branches of the post office will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday. The Chinook Observer offices will be closed that day as well and will reopen on Tuesday, July 6 at 8 a.m. There is no change in deadlines.

Beach cleanup

PENINSULA - Everyone is encouraged to head to any major beach approach (Seaview, Long Beach, Cranberry, Klipsan, Ocean Park or Surfside) at 9:30 a.m., sign in, and get a garbage bag or two to fill. Unless you already have an assigned location, you will be pointed in the direction your help is needed most. Cleanup happens rain or shine. We need to get the beach cleanup from the Fourth of July debris. For additional information call Shelly at 665-5388 or visit www.ourbeach.org.

Hazard sirens testing

SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will perform testing of the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens on Monday, July 5 at noon. The AHAB sirens will sound the Westminster chimes for 10 seconds followed by a 15-second verbal message stating "This is a test of the Emergency Management Agency Tsunami Warning System. This is only a test." The PCEMA has requested assistance from Pacific County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services volunteers in tracking the success of the test. Residents with questions or concerns may contact the PCEMA office at 360-875-9340 or 642-9340.

Tuesday, July 6Lunch bunch gathering

SEASIDE - ENCORE is an association of retirement-age people who share a love of learning. Established in 2001 by a Steering Committee of retired adults, ENCORE is sponsored by Clatsop Community College. They meet for lunch the first Tuesday of every month. On Tuesday, July 6, they meet at 12:30 p.m., at Camp 18, 42362 Hwy 26 in Seaside. Lunch Bunch get-togethers are a wonderful venue for meeting classmates over lunch, as well as new friends. For further information, please call Madelione Gobel at 503-325-3330.

LB council

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on July 6 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. Meetings are open to the public. Call 642-4421 for additional information.

Spinners meet

PENINSULA - A spinners group meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on July 6 (the first Tuesday of the month) in a private home. Bring a sack lunch. Coffee and tea provided. Call Sharon Van Heuit at 665-5266 to confirm location.

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.

Do Nothing Club

OCEAN PARK -The Do Nothing Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. Get out of the house, meet and make some new friends, enjoy a good laugh, and enjoy lunch too. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.

Wednesday, July 7Writers' Circle

OCEAN PARK - The Writers' Circle meets July 7 at the Ocean Park Library. The meetings are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The purpose of the meetings is to critique each other's work in friendly, helpful ways. For more information call 642-6424 or 665-3835.

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. July dates are July 7 and July 21. They are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For questions or in an emergency, call 875-6670.

Grief support

SEAVIEW - A Grief Support Group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m., in the fireside room at Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. Call 800-772-1319 if you have questions, or just come to this support group.

Classic Movies at Neptune

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 July 7 is "The Fighting 69th," starring James Cagney and Pat O'Brien. 1940. 90 min.

Future EventsArt Walk

ILWACO - There will be an art walk at Ilwaco Harbour Village at the Port of Ilwaco from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., on July 8. You'll find a wide variety of art, plus refreshments, gifts and a free raffle. Call Bruce at 642-2291 if you have questions.

Book signing

ILWACO - On Thursday, July 8 the Port of Ilwaco's Art Walk will benefit the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. In addition from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Time Enough Books at the Port of Ilwaco is hosting a special book signing of "River of Promise: Lewis and Clark on the Columbia" by David Nicandri, the most detailed account of the portion of the journey in which Lewis and Clark encountered American Indians in large numbers. This event is free. Books will be available for purchase and all proceeds will benefit the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.

LB Merchants

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Merchants Association meets Friday, July 9 at 8 a.m., at Benson's Restaurant, 504 S Pacific Ave., in Long Beach. For more information call president Steven Linhart at 642-5625.

4-H Camp

ILWACO - Youth who just completed grades four through seven are invited to a 4-H summer slumber camp at Cape Disappointment State Park. This is a two-day camp that starts at 6 p.m., on Thursday, July 8 and ends at 9 a.m., on Saturday, July 10. The registration fee, which includes a T-shirt, is $55. You do not need to be a 4-H member to attend. Activities include tent camping, outdoor cooking, crafts, games, relay, campfires and more. Space is limited, so call 503-325-8573 today.

Transit Meeting

LONG BEACH - Pacific Transit System will hold its regular quarterly board meeting on Thursday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m., at 7013 Sandridge Road, Long Beach. The public is invited to come and be heard.

Motorcycle rally

LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Chapter of ABATE of Washington is holding their 2nd Annual Wildwood Rally from July 9 through July 11 at 5411 Sandridge Road in Long Beach benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula. Gates open at 10 a.m. on Friday and close at midnight on Sunday. The cost is $25 per single/$40 two per bike and includes tent camping, games, bike show and live music. A limited number of RV spaces are available with advanced reservation at 642-2131. No pets, fireworks or firearms allowed and you must be at least 21 years old. Contact Don or Tina McGuire at 642-8907 for more information or go to www.wildwoodrally.com for advanced ticket sale.

Aglow fellowship

CHINOOK - All are invited to an Aglow fellowship meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on July 10 at 2 Lingenfelter Road in Chinook. The gathering includes intercessory prayer, praise and worship. Aglow is an interdenominational organization for men and women. For more information contact Kathy at 777-8090.

Ham Radio

NASELLE - The Pacific County Amateur Radio Club meets July 10 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.

Refuge walk with art

OYSTERVILLE - The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge invite artists to a living history and nature walk entitled, "A walk back in time and fast art with nature' set for July 10. This event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oysterville Schoolhouse. The walk will be to different sites in Oysterville where the group leader will have participants focus on seven different scenes. Any art form is welcome. A map and description of historic sites will be provided. The walk is free to members of the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, and $20 per person for non-members. Space is limited so call Nancy Beliveau at 707-364-6158 or via e-mail at beliveau47@peoplepc.com.

AARP Picnic

KLIPSAN - The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will hold their annual picnic and white elephant auction at noon on Monday, July 12 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. This is a potluck meal, with the main entrée of fried chicken provided. Call Doris Shoemaker at 642-2205 for information.

Ilwaco council

ILWACO - The Ilwaco City Council meets at 6 p.m. on July 12 and July 26 at the Ilwaco Community Building at 158 1st Ave N, Ilwaco. These meetings are open to the public and the public is encouraged to get involved in their city. Call 642-3145 for more information.

Quilt Guild

ILWACO - The Peninsula Quilt Guild meets July 12 at 1 p.m., at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. All with an interest are welcome. Call 642-2763 for more information.

Marine Biology camp

CHINOOK - Washington State Parks and Grays Harbor College are hosting an oceanography and marine biology day camp at Fort Columbia State Park for youth in grades six through eight. The camp is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 12 through Wednesday, July 14, and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 16; with a family potluck from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Attendees will explore the concepts of oceanography and marine biology through scientific investigations, hiking, drawing, journaling and games. The cost is $25 and includes snacks and a T-shirt. For information contact Linda at 360-538-4140 or via e-mail at lhass@ghc.edu. Camp size is limited to 25 campers per session. Registration can be taken at the front desk at Grays Harbor College Columbia Center at the Port of Ilwaco.

Change is coming!

KLIPSAN - On July 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center the public is invited to give input to help make a change for kids in our community. This nationally proven community awareness campaign is designed to engage and motivate youth and encourages modeling positive behaviors. Help is needed to plan the "Take a Second Make a Difference" kickoff coming in the fall. The evening includes a free, light dinner. For more information call Brooke Larson, WellSpring Community Network coordinator at 360-783-1090 or via e-mail at admin@wellspringpacific.com.

Actors needed

ILWACO - On July 13 and July 14 the Peninsula Players is holding auditions for a One Act Festival at the 2nd Story Playhouse in Ilwaco. Auditions will begin at 6:30 p.m., for children and at 7 p.m. for adults. More than 10 children and 10 to 15 adults are needed. Performances will be Aug 27 through Aug. 29. If you have questions please contact Joyce Jones at 665-3939.

LB Lions

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Benson's Restaurant in downtown Long Beach. Meetings in July are set for July 13 and July 27. Call 642-8322 for more information.

Ilwaco planning

ILWACO - The Ilwaco Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. July 13 and July 27 at the Ilwaco Community Building. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-3145 for more information.

Writers' Critique

LONG BEACH - Coastal Writers' Critique meets at 10 a.m., July 13 and July 27 at the PUD building on Sandridge Road in Long Beach. All who wish to improve their writing skills are welcome. For more information you can call Jan at 642-4932.

Open house

KLIPSAN - Golden Sands Assisted Living celebrates their 10-year anniversary with an open house from10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 14. Come join the celebration, enjoy refreshments, tours and special guest pianist Barbara Bate. For information call 665-0190.

Alzheimer support

LONG BEACH - Alzheimer's Association caregiver support group meets July 14 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the PUD auditorium at 9610 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. The group is designed to provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are providing care to a person with dementia. For more information call Don Cantrell at 642-3787 ext. 226.

Americans for prosperity

LONG BEACH - Pacific County Chapter of Americans for Prosperity meet July 14 at the Seaview Transit Center at 2750 Highway 101 beginning at 6 p.m. All with an interest are welcome. For information call Edie Faylor, chair at 777-0557 or contact her via e-mail at pacific.cty.afp@gmail.com.

SandSations

LONG BEACH -The 2010 SandSations sand castle competition is coming July 14 through July 17. A new event this year is the master's demonstration starting Wednesday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Solo sand artists and a master team will build a Christmas sculpture. This process continues from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can have your picture taken with the display. The Sand Flea Pet Parade is at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday. Also construction for the main competition is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday - look for the designated family area. Judging of winners for each category (masters, intermediate, novice and family) is based on design, creativity, intricacy, suitability to sand, overall appearance, effort and teamwork. Go to www.funbeach.com for more information and registration forms.

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. Meetings in July are set for July 14 and July 28. Call 665-2598 for further information.

Gardening chats

OCEAN PARK - Anyone with an interest is invited to an informal gardening chat at the Ocean Park Library community room the third Thursday of the month, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The next meeting is July 15. This event is sponsored by Tilth on the Willapa. For information call 665-3061.

Bald Eagle & Boat Festival

CATHLAMET - The 29th Annual Bald Eagle Day is Saturday, July 17 with a parade, which starts at 11 a.m. The theme this year is 'Power of Community: Saluting Heroes and Volunteers.' Scott Johnson from Naselle, a member of the Washington State Patrol, will be grand marshal. The street festival features many vendors, food, several bands, a kid's area, the fire department water fight and a dunk tank. Then later that day there will be a beer garden at the Elochoman Marina, with musical entertainment and a fantastic fireworks show. Sunday's Wooden Boat Festival begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. This day's events include a barbeque, farmers market, Coast Guard rescue demonstration, free game for kids and lots more. Call the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce at 795-3294 for more information.

Clamshell Railroad Days

ILWACO - The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco, in partnership with the Peninsula Model Railroad Club, is hosting the annual Clamshell Railroad Days on July 17 and July 18. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, free for children under 12. This year's event features several new attractions. In addition to the old favorite model train there will be model train layouts from four regional model railroad clubs, 23 tables of vendors and the Kid's Craft Caboose. Historical interpreter Bob Duke will present as "Conductor Bob of the I.R.&N." at 1 p.m., both days. A free lecture The Clamshell Railroad from Ilwaco to Nahcotta Then and Now will be presented on Saturday at 11 a.m. Sunday's free lecture at 11:30 a.m., will cover The Clamshell Railroad from Ilwaco to Megler Then and Now. There will be a guided bus tour from Ilwaco to Nahcotta on Saturday at 2 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m., a guided bus tour from Ilwaco to Megler ($5 or $7.50 for both days). Reservations are required, so please call 642-3446 for more information. For more information call 642-3446.

Issues forum

LONG BEACH - An issues forum, sponsored by AAUW, will be held on Friday, July 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Super 8 Motel in Long Beach. This forum will be an opportunity to hear from your candidates for local office. The format will include a question and answer period. AAUW (American Association of University Women) is a non-political organization dedicated to education. This is a non-partisan event. Natalie Hanson will be the moderator for the program. As of this printing, those accepting AAUW's invitation to participate are: for the office of sheriff - John Didion and Scott Johnson; for Representative position two - Tim Sutinen and Brian Blake; for Representative position one - Kurt Swanson (tentative) and Dean Takko; for Pacific County Commissioner - Clay Harwood, Cathy Russ; and Boyd Keyser, superintendent, Ocean Beach School District.

FinnFest

NASELLE - The bi-annual Finnish-American Folk Festival is coming to Naselle July 23 through July 25 on the grounds of the Naselle-Grays River Valley School. The festival opens at 10 a.m. on Friday, various cultural programs including an amazing documentary on the history of Estonia. On Saturday there is the Paavo Nurmi Run at 8 a.m., then the official opening ceremonies and a variety of musical presentations, performers and dancers throughout the day. Plus you don't want to miss the maypole dancers, the wife carry and the boot toss event, and all of the various booths with a wide variety of Finnish items. Mark your calendars now to attend this great event.

LB Rodeo

LONG BEACH - The 65th annual NPRA Long Beach Rodeo is coming July 24 and July 25 at the rodeo grounds on Sandridge Road. Events start off with a rodeo parade on Friday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m., in downtown Long Beach. There will be a cowboy breakfast both days at the clubhouse from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Rodeo action starts at 1 p.m. both days. Saturday night after the rodeo, family night starts. Presale tickets may be purchased at the Long Beach Pharmacy. For more information call 800-451-2542.

Agricultural Incentives

SOUTH BEND - The deadline for agricultural producers (including private forest landowners) to apply for financial and technical assistance for USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Aug. 13. The program, administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, is a voluntary, technical and financial assistance program designed to help farmers improve irrigation efficiency; manage nutrient run-off and/or animal waste; improve the health of native plant communities and reduce soil loss. In most instances, participants pay for roughly half of the costs of the conservation measures or practices. Interested producers are encouraged to contact the local office at 1216 Robert Bush Drive (Pacific County Annex Building) or check the website at www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov for more information.

ham radio is encouraged to attend. For more information contact Dick Lemke at 665-2438 or Bob Cline at 665-4496.

Refuge walk with art

OYSTERVILLE - The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge invite artists to a living history and nature walk entitled, "A walk back in time and fast art with nature' set for July 10. This event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oysterville Schoolhouse. The walk will be to different sites in Oysterville where the group leader will have participants focus on seven different scenes. Any art form is welcome. A map and description of historic sites will be provided. The walk is free to members of the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, and $20 per person for non-members. Space is limited so call Nancy Beliveau at 707-364-6158 or via e-mail at beliveau47@peoplepc.com.

AARP Picnic

KLIPSAN - The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will hold their annual picnic and white elephant auction at noon on Monday, July 12 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. This is a potluck meal, with the main entrée of fried chicken provided. Call Doris Shoemaker at 642-2205 for information.

Ilwaco council

ILWACO - The Ilwaco City Council meets at 6 p.m. on July 12 and July 26 at the Ilwaco Community Building at 158 1st Ave N, Ilwaco. These meetings are open to the public. Call 642-3145 for more information.

Quilt Guild

ILWACO - The Peninsula Quilt Guild meets July 12 at 1 p.m., at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. All with an interest are welcome. Call 642-2763 for more information.

Marine Biology camp

CHINOOK - Washington State Parks and Grays Harbor College are hosting an oceanography and marine biology day camp at Fort Columbia State Park for youth in grades six through eight. The camp is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 12 through Wednesday, July 14, and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 16; with a family potluck from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Attendees will explore the concepts of oceanography and marine biology through scientific investigations, hiking, drawing, journaling and games. The cost is $25 and includes snacks and a T-shirt. For information contact Linda at 360-538-4140 or via e-mail at lhass@ghc.edu. Camp size is limited to 25 campers per session. Registration can be taken at the front desk at Grays Harbor College Columbia Center at the Port of Ilwaco.

Change is coming!

KLIPSAN - On July 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center the public is invited to give input to help make a change for kids in our community. This nationally proven community awareness campaign is designed to engage and motivate youth and encourages modeling positive behaviors. Help is needed to plan the "Take a Second Make a Difference" kickoff coming in the fall. The evening includes a free, light dinner. For more information call Brooke Larson, WellSpring Community Network coordinator at 360-783-1090 or via e-mail at admin@wellspringpacific.com.

Actors needed

ILWACO - On July 13 and July 14 the Peninsula Players is holding auditions for a One Act Festival at the 2nd Story Playhouse in Ilwaco. Auditions will begin at 6:30 p.m., for children and at 7 p.m. for adults. More than 10 children and 10 to 15 adults are needed. Performances will be Aug 27 through Aug. 29. If you have questions please contact Joyce Jones at 665-3939.

LB Lions

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Benson's Restaurant in downtown Long Beach. Meetings in July are set for July 13 and July 27. Call 642-8322 for more information.

Ilwaco planning

ILWACO - The Ilwaco Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. July 13 and July 27 at the Ilwaco Community Building. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-3145 for more information.

Writers' Critique

LONG BEACH - Coastal Writers' Critique meets at 10 a.m., July 13 and July 27 at the PUD building on Sandridge Road in Long Beach. All who wish to improve their

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