Wednesday, Feb. 6Ham radio class
LONG BEACH - A course to obtain a ham radio technical license is being offered with classes Feb. 6, Feb. 20, Feb. 27 and March 5 at the Long Beach fire hall. There is no cost for the classes. A study guide is available for a fee but is not required. After completion of the course the test for a license is $14. For more information or to sign up, call Frank Wolfe at 665-5292.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library is hosting story time for preschool children from three to six years of age from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., on Feb. 6. Parents or caregivers are welcome to attend with their children and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and movement games. For more information call 665-4184.
PACE In-Home Care
ILWACO - PACE in-home care offices have moved to 112 First Avenue South in downtown Ilwaco. Their temporary location is next door to the Ilwaco Timberland Library. Call 642-4300 for more information about services. The food program is located at 122 S.E. Lake Street in Ilwaco. Call 642-3378 for information.
Ilwaco Library open
ILWACO - The Ilwaco Timberland Library is open from 10 a.m., at their new temporary location at 110 1st Ave S., in downtown Ilwaco. For more information call 642-3908.
CAPE D - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets the first Wednesday of each month. This month's meeting is Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at Cape Disappointment. For information call Larry at 665-2811.
Intro to computers
RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents an introduction to computers from 10 a.m. to noon, on Feb. 6 for adults. Beginners will learn basic computer terms as well as how to use a mouse to move around the screen. Register at the library's upstairs desk or call 942-2408. Practice time will be provided.
Free tax help
OCEAN PARK - Seniors and low-income taxpayers can get free help with their 2007 Federal income taxes at the Ocean Park Timberland Library on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 6 thru April 9. 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 2007), plus a copy of all 2006 tax records/return. If you need more information, call Yvonne Howell at 665-5845.
Thursday"Every Last Cuckoo"
ILWACO - Northwest author Kate Maloy will be reading from her debut novel, "Every Last Cuckoo" at Time Enough Books at the Port of Ilwaco beginning at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 7. "Every Last Cuckoo" is getting some great national publicity, with reviews scheduled to appear in People and More magazines next month. Kate Maloy is the author of the memoir, "A Stone Bridge North: Reflections in a New Life." She has forthcoming pieces in the Kenyon Review and two anthologies: "For Keeps" and "Choice."
Art around town
PENINSULA - Two members of the Peninsula Arts Association are displaying their work at the Ocean Beach Hospital. Watercolors by Veronica Frink and those by Carol Johnson may be enjoyed by stopping by the hospital and seeing some of the outstanding work by these two local artists.
ILWACO - A bible study group meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at New Life Church near Black Lake in Ilwaco. For more information call 642-3400 or 244-5753.
NASELLE - The Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library will have a book sale on Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Naselle Lutheran Church. The book sale is open to the Friends of the Library members-only presale from 10 a.m. to noon. Memberships may be purchased at the door. The sale is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 9 the sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 484-3877.
LONG BEACH - If you know how to play backgammon or know someone who does, Kay Buesing from the World Kite Museum would appreciate a call for information for a February feature on India. Call the museum at 642-4020.
OCEAN PARK - Would you like to build your own home? Self-Help Housing Program, sponsored by Lower Columbia CAP in Longview, is looking for families interested in building in Ocean Park. You must have a monthly income of $1,600 or more. There is no down payment - the house payment and interest rate are based on income and credit guidelines apply. If interested call Juanita at 800-893-8311 ext. 222 for an application or stop by 1526 Commerce Ave., in Longview. Self-Help Housing is an Equal Housing Agency.
PENINSULA - A razor clam dig is tentatively scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9, 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. 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.
ILWACO - Put on your dancing shoes for the 4th annual Valentines Day Dance set for Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 S.E. Lake Street in Ilwaco. Tickets are $15 and are available at the museum. Call 642-3446 for more information.
Girl Scout Troop
LONG BEACH - A Girl Scout troop is now forming for the Long Beach Peninsula Area. All are welcome to an informational event beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Edgewater Inn, 409 S.W. Sid Snyder Drive in Long Beach. Leaders are in place and are excited to get started. This informational meeting is for girls in grades K - 12 and their parents to come to find out what Girl Scouts is all about, have questions answered, meet the people involved and register to join or help as a volunteer. If you are unable to attend please call 360-423-3800 for details.
LONG BEACH - Each year under the umbrella heading of Asian New Year, the World Kite Museum in Long Beach, Washington showcases the kites and culture of a different Asian nation. Feb. 9 and 10, is the grand opening of its exhibit "India: Its Kites and Culture". Indian flyers will share stories and demonstrate the enthusiastic Indian kite games of cutting opponents out of the sky. Running regularly will be a video of Indian kite making. For more information and update check the web page www.worldkitemuseum.com or call 642-4020.
PC Dems Caucus
ILWACO - South Pacific County Democrats are holding their caucus on Saturday, Feb 9, at 1 p.m. at Ilwaco and Naselle high schools. Democrats are using the caucuses to pick their delegates, which will be awarded to candidates based on the number of votes they receive in the caucus. The caucus also gives the participants the chance to advocate for the candidate they prefer. Rather than just one vote, caucus-goers get the opportunity to tell others just why they believe that a candidate should be chosen and attempt to sway their decision. Those who are registered to vote in Pacific County, consider themselves to be Democrat and do not participate in any other party caucus are eligible to participate. Call John Adams at 665-0102 for more information.
PC Republican Caucus
LONG BEACH - County Republicans will convene at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 for a community caucus for the purpose of the 2008 Presidential Primary and Party Platform discussion. All south end (including Naselle) precincts will meet at Long Beach Elementary, 400 S. Washington St. The north end precincts (from Nemah north) will meet at Chauncey Davis Elementary, 500 E 1st Street, South Bend. Each precinct will elect delegates to attend the County Convention. Those who are registered to vote in Pacific County, consider themselves to be Republican and do not participate in any other party caucus are eligible to participate. Call Nan Malin 642-2444 for more information.
Tribal Council meeting
BAY CENTER - The Chinook Tribal Council meets at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 9 in the fire hall in Bay Center. It will be a potluck meeting as usual. Tribal members are encouraged to attend. For questions, call 777-8303.
SOUTH BEND - The Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 9 in the newly remodeled community center at First and Alder in South Bend. The social hour starts at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and are available at the Raymond and South Bend branches of Raymond Federal Bank and Security State Bank. This event is open to the public.
NASELLE - The American Legion Auxiliary of Deep River, Unit No. 111, is holding their annual smorgasbord from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Feb. 10 at the Naselle Grays River School at the intersection of SR-4 and SR-104 in Naselle. There will be an abundance of salads, hot dishes and homemade pies and cakes. Prices for this all-you-can-eat smorgasbord are $10 for adults, $6 for those under age 12 and $2 for kids under age 6. All proceeds go toward various needs for veterans and their families and local charities including scholarships. For information, call Esther at 360-465-2514.
PCHS Annual Meeting
NASELLE - The annual meeting of the Pacific County Historical Society will be held at Naselle High School on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Oysterville author Sydney Stevens will be the featured speaker and will discuss her work about early life on the Long Beach Peninsula. The event is held in conjunction with the annual Deep River American Legion Auxiliary Valentine Smorgasbord. For information, call 360-942-7990.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks serves breakfast every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. On the menu is eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausage, toast or biscuit. The price is just $4 and includes coffee, tea and tax. Parking in the back next to the post office.
SHOA members meeting
OCEAN PARK - Concerned members from the Surfside Homeowners Association (SHOA) have scheduled 10 a.m. on Feb. 10 as a time to meet at the Ocean Park fire hall to discuss their concerns about the SHOA board of directors including lack of management, the covenants, replacement of the water main, the budget, spending and more such items. If you have concerns and are a member, here's a chance to gather with like-minded folks and discuss possible solutions. For more information call Debbie at 665-5956 or John at 665-2730.
MondayRelay Youth Teams
PENINSULA - The local Relay for Life organizers are looking for youth teams to participate in this year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life, set for June 27 and 28 at the Ilwaco High School. For information on putting a team together or participating on a team, call Steven at 777-0035 or e-mail email@example.com.
LONG BEACH - On Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., at the PUD auditorium at 9610 Sandridge Road in Long Beach, Dr. Jen Zamon and Mr. Troy Guy from the Pt. Adams Research Station in Hammond, Ore., will present an evening program about local seabird biology and ecology. The presentation will feature photos and updates from ongoing bird studies at the North Head Lighthouse in Cape Disappointment State Park and oceangoing cruises off the Oregon and Washington coasts. For questions call 642 1310
OCEAN PARK - AA meetings are held at 7:30 p.m., every Monday and Friday at the Ocean Park United Methodist Church, located at 1202 262nd Place. For more information call 642-8449.
Port of Peninsula
NAHCOTTA - The Port of Peninsula meets at 6 p.m., Feb. 11 in the Port office meeting room. These meetings are open to the public. Call 665-4547 for additional information.
SEAVIEW - NAMI Pacific County meets at an earlier hour from 3 p.m. to 4:30 pm, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Peninsula Church Center's social room, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. This month's topic is being proactive with health professionals. Pocket-sized medical ID cards will be prepared or updated for those who bring their current information. Additional discussion will center on key questions to ask health providers that can lead to clearer understanding and better results. Anyone interested in mental health information and support is welcome to this monthly meeting of friends, family members, and individuals in recovery. For information or to reach NAMI Pacific County members between meetings, contact Barbara Bate at 665-4421, firstname.lastname@example.org, Carol Wright, baywriter.hotmail.com, or Mary Frances Bowers, 665-3070, email@example.com.
SPC Community Network
LONG BEACH - The South Pacific County Community Network will hold its monthly meeting on from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the PUD Building on Sandridge Road. Community members are invited to join helping SPCCN plan for ways to serve families and youth in our various Communities of South Pacific County.
ILWACO - The next meetings of the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary will be on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. The meetings will be in a new location at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum (formerly the Ilwaco Heritage Museum) next to the old American Legion building. There will be a Valentine's Day theme with special refreshments. The joint meeting will be a planning session for the remainder of the year. For information, call Post Adjutant Dick Wallace at 642-4188 or Unit President Robbi Siefert at 642-2279.
LONG BEACH - The local Veterans office is located at 318 NE 2nd St., upstairs above the sheriff's office, in the Pacific County building. This is a full service office with a trained service officer available to assist veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The phone number is 642-1228 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Arts Association meets at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Ocean Park Timberland Library. There will be a general business meeting with a special program being presented by Michelle Beaulieu on scratchboard art. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call M.K. Thompson at 665-4592.
Wednesday, Feb. 13Swim lessons
OCEAN PARK - Advanced swim training for swimmers 12 years old and up who want to refine stroke technique while building strength and endurance will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Feb. 13 at the Dunes Pool. Call 665-5542 to register. The cost is $15 for four weeks.
SEAVIEW - The annual baby shower benefiting the Door of Hope will follow the regular Altar Society meeting on Feb. 13 at St. Mary's Church in Seaview. The meeting begins at 10 a.m., with the shower, a potluck lunch and bingo following at noon. Please bring unwrapped baby gifts, a wrapped White Elephant gift for the bingo game and a dish to share for lunch. This is always a fun and worthwhile event. For information e-mail email@example.com.
OCEAN PARK - Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program for addictions, abuses and many other hurts or hang-ups, meets every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., at the Ocean Park Community Church. All are welcome. If you are just curious, stop in for some coffee. For more information call 665-4548 or 665-3710.
SEAVIEW - Al-Anon family groups meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 4603 Pacific Highway on the northwest corner of Pacific Highway and 45th Street in Seaview. These non-smoking meetings are open to all. Call 642-4062 for more information.
OCEAN PARK - English as a second language classes are offered by Grays Harbor College each Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park Methodist Church. Classes are also on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the GHC Columbia Education Center at 208 Advent Avenue SE, Ilwaco. Flexible times may also be available so please contact Teri Dodson, at 642-9433 or Marya Butler at 642-3475 for more information.
Future EventsEmergency Mgmt
SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency meets at 9 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Pacific County Emergency Operations Center, located at the Pacific County Courthouse, 300 Memorial Drive in South Bend. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of each month, alternating between the Pacific Transit Center in Seaview and the Emergency Management office in South Bend. The public is encouraged to attend. Call 875-9340 for more information.
Winter bird count
PENINSULA - The 11th annual Great Backyard Bird Count is Feb. 15 through 18. Anyone can count birds where they are and enter their tallies online at www.birdcount.org. Participation is free and no registration is required.
LONG BEACH - The Ilwaco Sports Boosters is holding their annual Crab Feed on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Long Beach Elks from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. All the profits go towards supporting the Ilwaco Junior/Senior High School sports programs. Last school year they provided close to $40,000 for various programs. If you would like to help with the crab feed please call Mary Goelz at 642-4504 (home) or 642-9349 (work).
Join us for Tea
KLIPSAN - The Willapacific Branch of the A.A.U.W. meets at 7 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 18 at the senior center in Klipsan. The main speaker will be Shirley George, co-founder of the Windsor House of Tea located in Astoria. She will share some interesting history of afternoon and high teas as well as serving etiquette. Please bring your own teacups! There will be tastings and samples. This promises to be a wonderful evening, and, as always guests are welcome.
NASELLE - The ESA Alpha Theta holds their monthly meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Naselle Library. All members are encouraged to attend.
Relay For Life
PENINSULA - Information regarding how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available from Mavis Shucka at 642-1054 or Christa Orozco at 665-2701. For more information on cancer, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit the web site www.cancer.org. The first team meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at Chautauqua Lodge.
Peninsula Quilt Show
ILWACO - The theme for this year's Peninsula Quilt Guild Show scheduled for March 14, 15 and 16 is "Waves, Sails and Whale Tales." The show will be held at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon until 4 p.m., on Sunday.
LONG BEACH - The South Pacific County Humane Society is hosting their annual St. Patrick's dinner auction extravaganza beginning at 5 p.m., on March 15 at the Chautauqua Lodge in Long Beach. The event will be catered by the Shoalwater Restaurant and includes a silent, live, Dutch and Chinese auction plus an Irish supper. All proceeds support the humane society. Tickets are available at beachdog.com or at the shelter at 330 Second Street NE in Long Beach. Call 642-1180 for more information.
Fishing Derby logo
ILWACO - The city of Ilwaco is looking for help to design a new logo for the 2008 Black Lake Fishing Derby T-shirt. The contest is open to all students from kindergarten to 12th grade in the Ocean Beach School District. Designs are due by March 21 and must fit on an 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper. It is preferred that the design be one color. Entries should include your name, grade, parents' names and phone number. For more information call Brandy Ferguson at 642-3145.