Wednesday, Oct. 4

LONG BEACH — Parents of children under 5-years of age are encouraged to attend a seminar sponsored by the Ocean Beach School District to learn about your child’s development. This event will provide information about how your child learns and be given materials and activities to use at home. On Oct. 4, parents of children ages 0 to 2 years old should attend; Oct. 11, parents of children 2- to 4-years old should attend and on Oct. 18, parents of children 4- and 5-years old should attend. Childcare will be available. Call 360-642-8586 to reserve your free spot, or email

RAYMOND — Raymond Timberland Library presents Sensory Friendly Storytime from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 4 for children. Enjoy stories, songs and movement games that are especially welcoming to children on the autism spectrum or with other special needs. You’ll enjoy a safe, non-judgmental environment, a schedule board for following along and a sensory-sensitive environment. For more information call 360-942-2408.

RAYMOND — Raymond Timberland Library is hosting a one-hour workshop entitled, ‘Making a Manga,’ from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 4 for teens. Learn basic and more advanced techniques of Manga style drawing in this workshop led by Manga Kissaten. No previous experience required. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. This program is sponsored by Willapa Heritage Foundation. For more information call 360-942-2408.

Thursday, Oct. 5

OCEAN PARK — Do you have what it takes to survive a month in poverty? It’s not a game. On Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at Peninsula Baptist Church, 23802 Pacific Way, come check it out. Poverty Simulation is an evening of experiencing poverty in a safe, active, and educational atmosphere. Find out what it is like to live in poverty for one month. It’s great eye-opening experience for adults and youth (13+). No childcare is available. Everyone must pre-register as spaces are limited and a minimum number is required. Join us for this amazing opportunity! Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

Sponsored by: Peninsula Poverty Response, Nazarene Compassionate Alliance-NW, Peninsula Baptist Church, and Peninsula Church of the Nazarene. If you have questions, call 360-642-4520.

Friday, Oct. 6

LONG BEACH — Peninsula Art Association’s 47th Annual Fall Art Show is coming up Oct. 6, Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 at the Old Train Depot at 3rd NW and Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. On Friday and Saturday the show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is also invited to the artist reception set for Sunday, Oct. 8 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The even is free and open to the public. For information visit the website:

Saturday, Oct. 7

CHINOOK — The Dukes of Swing present a salute to veterans a concert featuring the official stage band of Elks Lodge No. 593 of Aberdeen, Wash., at Fort Columbia Theater in Chinook from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. Dancing is optional. A $10 donation is suggested at the door. Hors d’oeuvres provided by local restaurants. The concert is staged by the Peninsula Association of Performing Artists and benefits the American Legion Post 48 of Ilwaco. No Discover Pass is needed for park entry.

GRAYS RIVER — The 10th annual Grays River Covered Bridge Dinner will be held on Oct. 7. Wahkiakum 4-H volunteers come together to transform this historic bridge for an evening of dining and fun. Local flavor has always and continues to be included in the menu. Jeffery Reynolds returns to play his violin for your listening pleasure. An auction along with a poetry reading round out this fundraising event benefitting the Wahkiakum 4-H program.

Tickets may be purchased at the Bank of the Pacific in Cathlamet and Naselle along with the Wahkiakum WSU Office located in Cathlamet. Cost of tickets are $35 each or $25 for Veterans and those 72 and older. For further information contact 360-795-3278.

ROSBURG — On Oct. 7 starting at 6 p.m. at the Valley Bible Church at 4723 WA-4 in Rosburg, come here local talent Carl Wirkkala, songwriter, perform. This concert is sponsored by the Naselle Finnish American Folk Festival.

SOUTH BEND — On Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Willapa Harbor Community Center in South Bend, come to a brunch celebrating breast cancer awareness and heart health sponsored by the Willapa Harbor Health Foundation Susan G. Komen Foundation and Willapa Harbor Hospital. Brunch includes presentations by Linda Petters, MD and Shelly Lev, RN, raffles, prizes and more. Tickets are just $10 and avaialble at the door.

OCEAN PARK — Free food, fun games and prizes are available on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kids first through sixth grade should come enjoy a pancake breakfast and a great time! The fun is at the Ocean Park United Methodist Church, at 262nd and Park Avenue. All are welcome.

RAYMOND — In cooperation with Grays Harbor College, the Raymond Theatre is proud and excited to present “Peter Pan,” an encore production filmed and presented by National Theatre Live. Come to the Raymond Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. The National Theatre in London presents up to 25 live theatrical productions each year. The Raymond Theatre is now one of those venues. In true British form, this production is creative, energetic and offers a new look at a beloved classic. The cost of National Theatre Live productions at every venue is a minimum of $15 each ticket. Check out this unique opportunity to see world-class theatre in your own community. If you would like more information about National Theatre Live, check out their website at

LONG BEACH — On Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, the 29th annual One Sky, One World Kite Fly for Peace will be happening at the Bolstad beach approach in Long Beach all weekend. One Sky One World promotes annual activities in concurrence with events in hundreds of locations around the World on the second Sunday of every October utilizing the multi-cultural symbol of the kite and the ocean of air that we all share. People are made aware of the kite’s contribution to cultural history, the arts and sciences through recognition and enjoyment of the kite, it’s many manifestations and the activity of kite flying as expressed in many nations and regions throughout recorded history. The art and entertainment activities associated with the One Sky One World event, leads to community enjoyment, understanding, friendship between people, environmental awareness and promoting world peace. There will be kite building, flying and fun. Sign the global register, fly for at least an hour, and receive a special participants pin! For more information call 360-642-4020 or visit

Sunday, Oct. 8

OCEAN PARK — Each week a GriefShare Support Group will be held at Peninsula Baptist Church at 23802 Pacific Highway in Ocean Park. This 13-week class provides tools to help and encourage healing after the death of a loved one. Each week there is a 40-minute video, discussion and the opportunity to share. The classes will be held Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The class is free; the workbook is $15. For information call Sandy Stewart at 360-665-0039.

Monday, Oct. 9

PACIFIC COUNTY — The Veterans of Foreign Wars is announcing the annual Essay Scholarship program for students in the sixth through 12th grades. This includes students enrolled in public, private or parochial schools as well as home-schooled students. Your local VFW Post, Post 3721, is sponsoring the program for the Peninsula to include Naselle. Students in the sixth through eighth grades may enter the Patriots Pen’ contest. The student entry will be an essay of not less than 300 words to not more than 400 words with the theme “The America I Believe In.” Entries must be turned in to the local Post contact by Nov. 1. Local winners will be forwarded for judging in the Regional contest and then on to State competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the winners at all levels, with the National Winner receiving a trip to Washington D.C. and $5,000. High school students (grades 9 thru 12) may enter the Voice of Democracy contest. The student will record a self-authored essay of 3- to 5-minutes in length to be recorded on a CD or flash drive and submitted to the local Post representative. Deadline for entries is Nov. 1. Entries will initially be judged at the local level. The local winner(s) entries will be forwarded to regional and State level competitions. The national winner will be awarded a scholarship worth $30,000 for use at a college, university or vocational school of choice. Additional entry information is included on the entry forms that will be available at the Hilltop Middle and High Schools and the Naselle School. If you have further questions, please call Mark Smith at 360-665-2513.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

SEAVIEW — Ocean Park Presbyterian Church invites friends and family throughout the community to join them for evening of soup, fun and fellowship beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. the event is open to all, including families with children of all ages. There is no charge. This will be a bi-monthly series held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Each gathering will feature a fun, family-oriented activity. Included in the Tuesday evening after-soup activities are the Peninsula Youth Group for middle and high school students, supervised activities for younger children and an adult Bible Study. For information call Martha at 206-979-0782 or email

ILWACO — The meetings of the Don R. Grable American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit #48 will be on Tuesday, October 10 at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. A potluck will precede the meetings which will include planning for activities for the next couple of months. All are invited to attend these meetings of the American Legion family on the Long Beach Peninsula. For further information, please call Post Commander Teresa Bryan at 360-642-2041 or Unit President Marlene Quillin at 503-338-8882.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

OCEAN PARK — The Oct. 11 meeting of the Shoalwater Birders has been canceled. Watch for announcements for future meetings. If you have questions call Susan at 360-665-2753.

Future Events

SEAVIEW — The Peninsula Poverty Response executive team meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 2 p.m., and the Peninsula Poverty Response general community meetings are the second Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. Both meetings are always held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Seaview. The general community meeting will be held on Thursday, October 12 at 2 p.m. as well as the Peninsula Poverty Response five-year anniversary celebration. There will be cake, punch and coffee, and everyone is welcome to come to the celebration. For information call Elly Rosaire, vice chair of the PPR board at 360-214-0000.

SOUTH BEND — Pacific Transit System will hold its regular fourth quarterly board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Pacific County Commissioners Meeting Room at 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive in South Bend, at 10:30 a.m. There will be a public hearing to hear comment on Pacific Transit’s proposed 2018 Operating and Capital Budget. The public is invited. Call 360-642-9418 for information.

FORT CLATSOP — The Chinook Indian Nation will hold its monthly Council Meeting at 11 a.m. on October 14, at the Netul room at Fort Clatsop at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, 92343 Fort Clatsop Road in Astoria. The meeting is open to all Tribal members, and attendees are reminded to bring a potluck item. There is no refrigeration or cooking facilities. If you have questions you may call the tribal office in advance of the event at 360-875-6670.

LONG BEACH — A celebration of local harvest including all things cranberry kicks off the Fall season on the Long Beach Peninsula, on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Foods, crafters, local artists, and more will showcase the area’s rich heritage during this popular fair. Collectible Cranberrian Fair buttons are $5 each and cover admission to all events at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. The Cranberry Museum is free. As part of Cranberrian Fair activities, the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco will host a variety of local artists offering handmade items such as pottery, jewelry, paintings, cranberry vine baskets, baked goods, and more. Demonstrations include, the Peninsula Rug Hookers, the Peninsula Quilt Guild, Blacksmith Gary Lewis and other artists will take place throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday throughout the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. The Cranberry Trolley will run between the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum and the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation from 10:30am to 3pm on Saturday and 11am to 1pm on Sunday (space is limited and seating is on a first come first serve basis). Self-guided tours of cranberry harvesting will be underway at the Pacific Coast Cranberry Research Foundation. For further information on the Long Beach Peninsula visit

PENINSULA — Water Music Festival, in its 33rd year of offering jazz and classical music to the peninsula, will be presenting “The Classics” on Oct. 13, Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. The Inn at Harbour Village in Ilwaco will host the Oct. 13 performance featuring “Swing Fever’s” 1930s and ‘40s big-band jazz sound and fabulous vocals of Denise Perrier. And then, along with the Oct. 14 Saturday night performance at Leadbetter Farms in Ocean Park, WMF has included an additional performance on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15 to accommodate many more folks. The same artists, Music at the Mission Chamber Players, will perform the same repertoire at each concert. Choose Saturday evening and, along with the legendary music, enjoy a few light-bite appetizers, beverages and a no-host wine bar; or choose the same ambiance on Sunday with the added enjoyment of an ocean view and potential for soaring eagles. Get your ticket today at A portion of all Water Music Society proceeds goes to our local school music programs. See page B1 for more information.

SKAMOKAWA — Friends of Skamokawa presents Robert Michael Pyle, “Where Bigfoot Walks; Crossing the Dark Divide” author reading and book signing on Saturday Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Skamokawa Resort Conference Center located behind the Skamokawa General Store. 1391 WA SR4. This handsome new edition is updated with fresh experiences, research, and findings. Robert Michael Pyle is the author of 18 books, including Wintergreen, Rambles in a Ravaged Land, Chasing Monarchs, The Thunder Tree: Lessons from an Urban Wildland, Sky Time in Gray’s River: Living for Keeps in a Forgotten Place, and the recent poetry collection Evolution of the Genus Iris. A Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim fellow, he is a full-time writer living in southwestern Washington. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the author, get your books signed and support the Friends of Skamokawa Foundation. Call 360-795-3007 or email for more information.

SURFSIDE — On Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Surfside Homeowners Association office at 31402 H Street, come to a presentation on mapping your neighborhood. Be prepared not scared in the event of an emergency situation on the Peninsula and help your neighbors at the same time. If you have questions call Louise at 352-586-0082.

LONG BEACH — The public is invited to attend a free, family-friendly celebration of Hispanic culture on Friday, October 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Chautauqua Lodge, 304 14th St. NW, Long Beach. The DoGoodnics-produced program will feature guest speakers, displays, music and spirited conversation. Participants are invited to contribute funds to assist peninsula Hispanic residents who have been detained or displaced by federal agents. For more information, contact Robert or Gwen at 360-665-2784 or via

LONG BEACH — If you are interested in joining the OWL volunteer team, please join others on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at New Life Church in Ilwaco. Procedures, boundaries and scheduling and, with the returning volunteers, talk about any changes will be reviewed. If you have questions, please call 360-642-4520 or email Please plan to come for one training. If you have questions call 360-642-4520.

BAY CENTER — Call for vendors for the annual Bay Center Holiday Bazaar to be held Nov. 11, at a new location at 18 Moore Road, Bay Center. The bazaar will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. The proceeds go to fund projects to help the Bay Center community. The bazaar will feature handmade crafts, food, and music. The club will have spaghetti, nachos, soup, coffee and water for a suggested donation. Directions to our new location: Take Hwy 101 and turn at mile marker 42.4 at the Bay Center sign/Bay Dike road. Go 1.9 miles just past Seasonal Seafood Retail Shop to turn left onto Moore Road. Go up the hill — the bazaar will be at the first house on the right (18 Moore Road). There will be signs directing where to turn and park. Interested vendors should call Rheta Edwards at 360-875-0150 for more information.

OCEAN PARK — The regular meeting of the Willapacific Branch of the American Association of American University Women will take place Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Park Library. The guest speaker will be Ocean Beach Superintendent Jenny Risner who will provide an update on what is happening in the schools and will be introducing Karla Powell, Principal of Ocean Park. The AAUW’s mission is to further education and opportunity for women and this meeting will provide an opportunity to see where and how we can be effective locally. For questions, call 360-642-3636.

CHINOOK — On Nov. 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. come to the Chinook gym for a fundraising event for the family of Juan Albelo, who passed away at sea on Sept. 3. This event is to honor him and help raise funds for his family’s future needs. All proceeds will go to the family.

PACIFIC COUNTY — Anyone with an interest is encouraged to become a Master Gardener. The coursework includes Plant Identification, Soils, Botany and Plant Morphology, Integrated Pest Management, Edible Gardening, Pruning. Once the coursework is complete, the real learning begins with teaching in workshops on Pruning and Native Plants; library presentations on Pollinators; plant clinics to help solve gardening problems — all while working with a group of wonderful, interested, gregarious fellow Master Gardeners. Classes start in January 2018 with Saturday hands-on workshops and online training from WSU. For more information or for an application, contact the Pacific WSU Extension Office (360-875-9331) or send email to Applications are also available online at

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