Wednesday, April 22Computer group meets
LONG BEACH - The BeachMUG (Macintosh Users Group) meeting will be at the Super 8 Motel at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. Call 665-5357 for more information.
Health dept open
LONG BEACH - Pacific County Health Department is open at their new location in the South County building at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Call 642-9349 during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. The office in Long Beach is closed on Fridays. For public health emergencies contact the South Bend office at 642-9343 or 875-9343. After hours call 360-875-9397.
NASELLE - Poetry play is the theme of the event for all ages at Naselle Timberland Library on April 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Where can an elephant perch in a tree? Where can a hippo fly? And where do bears ask you to dance? In poems, of course, so join in games, songs and other poetry play. For more information call 484-3877.
OCEAN PARK - Gentle stretch yoga is offered each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Call 665-5780 for more information.
SEAVIEW - Al-Anon family groups meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. These non-smoking meetings are open to all. Call 642-2902 for more information.
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. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. If you have questions or need additional information, call 665-2598.
Thursday, April 23CERT meeting
OCEAN PARK - The next South Pacific County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) meeting is at 6 p.m. on April 23 at the Ocean Park fire hall. All Peninsula residents are encouraged to attend these meetings. Meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month. If you have questions or need additional information call Kerry at 665-3710.
ASTORIA - On April 23, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Garrett Marshall, a local physician with the CMH Sports, Occupational and Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic, will be discussing fibromyalgia, a chronic soft-tissue pain, accompanied by weakness, fatigue and sleep disturbances. The talk will be at the Duncan Law Seafood Center, second floor at 2021 Marine Drive, No. 200. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the program starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp. If you have any questions, call Katherine McPherson at 503-338-4015.
LONG BEACH - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 in Long Beach holds their monthly membership and business meeting at 7 p.m. April 23 at the Elks Lodge at 110 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. For information, call 642-1228.
PENINSULA - Do you want to go to summer camp? Reach Out Ministries may be able to help with camp fees. They will pay up to $200 per child. This program is available for students in first through 12th grade. Pick up scholarship applications at the school, or call Pat Smith at 665-6632. Don't delay, get your child's application in today. Reach Out Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth on the Peninsula. Tax-deductible monetary donations are appreciated. Send them to: ReachOut Ministries, P.O. Box 59, Long Beach, WA 98631.
LONG BEACH - On Thursday, April 23, Olympic Area Agency on Aging nursing services is offering two free presentations on 'Staying Independent through Fall Prevention.' The first will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at PACE in Ilwaco and the second from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Long Beach Retirement, 800 N. Washington. The training includes tools to prevent accidental falls and covers topics such as reducing hazards in the home, how to recognize personal hazards, how exercises can increase your strength, flexibility and balance, nutritional recommendations, etc. A free DVD will be made available to those who attend the presentation. For more information, call 360-538-2457 or 866-582-1487.
Divorce Support Group
OCEAN PARK - A divorce support group meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Baptist Church, 23802 Pacific Highway in Ocean Park. Everyone is welcome. Call 665-0804 for details.
Friday, April 24Sailor's Feast
ILWACO - The Sailor's Feast will be held at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Friday, April 24 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the museum or at one of the many Ilwaco port merchants. If you would like more information, please call Karla Nelson at 642-7667. In addition, there will be tickets for two passengers raffled off for one of three passages on the Lady Washington. Those are: a) From Rainier, Ore., to Astoria, b) From Astoria to Ilwaco, c) a Battle Sail in Astoria. For more information on the raffle, you may call Karla Nelson at the above number. The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be at the Port of Ilwaco through April 25.
ASTORIA - Ocean Beach School Superintendent Rainer Houser is Chinook Observer editor Matt Winters' guest on After Deadline at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 24, on KMUN National Public Radio, 91.9 FM. Houser and Winters will discuss possible school budget cuts and a variety of other local education issues.
BBQ & more
OCEAN PARK - On April 24 come to the Ocean Park Lutheran Church at 24002 "U" Street for a variety of fun events. At 6 p.m. dinner will be served. Attendees have a choice of barbecue chicken or ribs with all the fixings, then at 7 p.m. a special show featuring gospel humor, skits, music and more will start. Tickets are $15 per person or a table of six for $120. There is limited seating so reserve your place now. Call 665-6344 for tickets.
Pollock on NPR
ASTORIA - Radio listeners will want to tune in on April 24 at 2 p.m. to 'eTown', a National Public Radio program carried by KMUN, 91.9 FM. Shelly Pollock, one of the principals behind the Grassroots Garbage Gang, will be interviewed by the show's hosts, Steve and Helen Forrester, about the three annual Beach Clean-up events on the peninsula's 28-miles of beach. 'eTown', which airs weekly, is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from some of the country's top musical artists as well as conversation and information on environmental issues and other community-action topics.
OCEAN PARK - The Parkinson's disease support group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 24 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. For information, call Patti at 665-3284 or Jerry at 642-2273.
OCEAN PARK - AA meets each Monday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park United Methodist Church located at 1202 262nd Place in Ocean Park. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 642-8449.
RAYMOND - From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 24, Willapa Relay for Life teams are hosting a 'Purse Party Open House' at Raymond High School. Twenty percent of the total sales go to Relay For Life. Additionally, you can purchase a breast cancer bracelet for $2 or a Relay For Life cooler tote for $15. For information contact Jana Maneman at 360-589-9612.
Free Friday Flicks
NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents 'Free Friday Flicks,' from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 24 for all ages. Watch a free movie at the library. Bring a comfy pillow, eat some popcorn and spend an evening with friends. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 484-3877.
Ilwaco Tree Committee
ILWACO - The Ilwaco Tree Committee is looking for volunteers to help trim, fertilize and plant street trees along First and Howerton streets in Ilwaco. Interested parties should come to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum parking lot at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 24. For more information call Bob Bogar 244-2630.
Saturday, April 25Tacos & pie
SEAVIEW - A taco salad lunch (and pie) will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 'N" Place in Seaview. Plus there will be a treasure room open at 10 a.m. Come shop and stay for lunch. This event is sponsored by the Presbyterian women and men. For additional information call 642-3115.
Hot dogs & Garage Sale
KLIPSAN - Peninsula Senior Activity Center is holding a garage sale and hot dog extravaganza from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 25. Donations are now being accepted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. Donations may include clean and useable clothing, household goods, antiques and jewelry. Antiques and special items are gratefully accepted. Unfortunately, they are not able to accept National Geographic and Reader's Digest books, clothing with stains or tears, ski equipment, non-working electrical items, any type of computer monitors, printers or typewriters. Call 665-3999 for information.
NASELLE - Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25, for the annual salad luncheon held at the Naselle Lutheran Church at 308 Old Knappton Road. With a $6 donation, the luncheon will provide an array of salads to tempt the most discerning appetites. Baked goods, a plant sale complete with Alfred Simukka's various tomato plants, crafts, quilts and more will also be available to purchase. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the plant sale to start at 10:30 a.m. Thrivent Financial Aid will match funds up to $850. Funds raised support church mission work. Call 484-3826 for information.
Black Lake derby
ILWACO - The 17th Annual Black Lake Fishing Derby, a kid-only trout catching extravaganza at the well-stocked Black Lake is set for April 25 from 7 a.m. to noon. Children 14 years old and under will be able to participate in a variety of contests and activities with prizes awarded by age group for the biggest catch, highest aggregate weight ratio of the participant to fish and more. There is no cost to participate and no license is required.
PENINSULA - A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on April 25 through April 27, pending marine toxin tests, with digging allowed between midnight and noon. Low tides those days are as follows: Saturday, April 25, 8:33 a.m. -0.8; Sunday, April 26, 9:16 a.m. -1.1; Monday, April 27, 10:02 a.m. -1.2. 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.
LONG BEACH - The Longest Beach Cribbage Club meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Chautauqua Lodge in the Anchor lounge at 14th Street and Ocean Beach Boulevard. The play will be according to ACC rules. The cost is $5, with double elimination and 100 percent payback. Anyone with an interest is invited. For more information call 642-3994.
Sunday, April 26
LONG BEACH - The Hockley family, which includes Rod, Karen and Jennifer, will be at Oceanview Baptist Church at 2707 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach (across from Peninsula Golf) performing at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Hockleys perform southern gospel music in a variety of venues including at revival meetings, missions conferences, in nursing homes, prisons and more. Their main goal is to see people saved and lives changed by presenting God's love through word and music. You will be inspired by their uplifting concert. All are welcome at this event.
PSAC meeting &?potluck
KLIPSAN - Peninsula Senior Activity Center annual general membership, board meeting and potluck is Sunday, April 26. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. with a potluck to follow. Call 665-3999 for more information.
Monday, April 27SandSations T-shirts
LONG BEACH - The SandSations Committee is on the hunt for SandSations T-shirts from the past 25 years. Do you have any SandSations shirts that are still in good condition that you're willing to part with? If so, bring your T-shirt donations to Long Beach City Hall at 115 Bolstad Avenue West in Long Beach. Once all 25 shirts are collected they will be sewn into a quilt for next year's event. The committee is also looking for volunteers to help with SandSations. For more information, contact Ragan Andrew at Long Beach City Hall or 642-4421.
Tuesday, April 28
Formula for success
LONG BEACH - Pacific County Economic Development Council, the Long Beach Visitors Bureau and the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting "Formula for Success," a workshop which will focus on marketing and tourism. The workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Breakers conference room at 210 26th Street NW in Long Beach. Presenters include George Sharp, education and training coordinator for the Washington state Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, and Keleigh Schwartz, from beachdog.com. Refreshments will be served. There is limited seating so call 360-875-9330 to reserve your space.
Water Music benefit
SEAVIEW - During April, every Tuesday night the 42nd Street Café will set aside 10 percent of their sales to benefit the Water Music Festival Organization. This year Water Music Festival is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of bringing high quality music of various genres, including classical and jazz to the Peninsula. Also every day during April all diners at breakfast, lunch and dinner will have a chance to enter a Water Music Festival raffle for special prizes to be awarded at the end of the month. 42nd Street Café is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch and at 4:30 p.m. for dinner. The phone number is 642-2323.
SEAVIEW - SW Pacific County Peninsula Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. each Tuesday at the 42nd Street Café in Seaview. Club members welcome guests interested in learning more about Rotary, or who would simply like to enjoy the week's program. Breakfast is $10. Commitment is zero. Contact Carol Lynn Ockfen for more information: 665-5806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK -The Do Nothing Club is a men's group that meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. You can play cribbage, shoot pool or sit around and just grouse if you want. Meet and make some new friends. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
Wednesday, April 29Big 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.
Future EventsSoup Bowl
ASTORIA - The Clatsop County Women's Resource Center (WRC), in conjunction with Clatsop Community College, will hold its annual fundraiser - the Community Soup Bowl on Thursday, April 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the "Red Building," located at 20 Basin Street in front of the Cannery Pier Hotel. Those attending can buy a one-of-a-kind, kiln or wood-fired bowl of their choice commemorating this event to take home. Tickets are $30 for soup and a bowl and may be purchased in advance at Lucy's Books, the Déjà Vu Thrift Shop, the Cannon Beach and Seaside Chambers of Commerce and the WRC office. To use your VISA or MasterCard, call in advance at 503-325-3426. Tickets for just soup (no bowl) may also be purchased at the door for $15 the day of the event. Children under five (5) will be admitted free. All proceeds from this event directly benefit women and families served by the Clatsop County Women's Resource Center. For more information, call 503-325-3426.
ILWACO - From 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 30, Olympic Area Agency on Aging is offering a session called medication awareness at PACE at 158 1st Ave. N. in Ilwaco. The medication awareness presentation includes instruction in ways to manage prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and herbs safely, wisely and cost effectively; how to better communicate with your doctor and pharmacist concerning your medications and common medications taken by seniors. For more information call 360-538-2457 or 866-582-1487.
Amnesty from traffic fines
PACIFIC COUNTY - South District Court for Pacific County is offering a "collection amnesty program" throughout the month of May. Designed to help those with outstanding traffic tickets and fines, the court and their collection agency have agreed to waive interest and 40 percent of collection costs. For those paying by credit card an additional $25 will be added to the balance owed. The court is offering the 30-day program from May 1 through May 31. Those with outstanding tickets or fines should contact the court directly by calling 642-9417 extension 2517.
PENINSULA - Calling all P.T. Cruisers. It's time to clean the chrome, polish the paint and beautify the body in red, white and blue streamers and flags in preparation for the Loyalty Day parade, which is fast approaching. If you like to have fun and would be able to join the crew on May 3, contact Nancy Eaton at 642-5515 or Pinky Tryon at 642-4090.
LONG BEACH - Loyalty Days Parade organizers need you to carry from one to four guests in the Loyalty Day Parade the first Saturday in May. If you have a convertible and are willing to help the cause and have fun in the process, contact Steven at 642-5625.
Parade & Blessings
ILWACO - The Loyalty Days kid's parade is Saturday, May 2 at noon in downtown Ilwaco. Come enjoy this great parade and support kids. After the parade head to the Ilwaco boat basin at the Port of Ilwaco. Boats leave the dock at 1 p.m. for the blessing of the fleet. The memorial service includes a free scenic boat ride.
Oyster feed & honors banquet
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks Club is hosting an oyster feed from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 as part of the week's Loyalty Days event. This event is open to the public. The honors' banquet will be held at the lodge that same evening. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., enjoy the social hour and then dinner at 7 p.m. The guest speaker is Jim Getty aka Abraham Lincoln. Call 642-4441 for ticket information.
Free Appliance Day
LONG BEACH - Pacific County is sponsoring their annual free appliance day for county residents on May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop off your old appliances at 4404 67th Place that day only. Call 875-9356 for more information.
OCEAN PARK - Get your ticket now for Girlfriends Tea set for May 2 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Your ticket entitles you to a gourmet lunch and tea with a retro and funky theme, guaranteed to be inspiring, informative and entertaining. Tickets are $20, with proceeds to benefit "Living Hope Christian Counseling," a new non-profit providing free counseling. (Note: This is not a church event) The silent auction includes more than 70 collectibles, prints and art items, a custom quilt, wall hangings and all items can be viewed at www.livinghopechristiancounseling.org. Tickets are available at Artistic Bouquets in Seaview, Sweet Williams in Ocean Park or at Okie's Thriftway in Ocean Park. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call Dinah at 665-3900 or Coral at 665-3206 for more information.
LONG BEACH - Sunday, May 3, the day starts with a cowboy breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Peninsula Saddle Grounds on Sandridge Road. For a minimal fee you will get a great breakfast. Then kids can enjoy a ride on a fire truck from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the new Ilwaco fire hall. The main events of the day start at noon in downtown Long Beach with guest speaker Jim Getty aka Abraham Lincoln. At 1 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard flyover starts the parade. Don't miss these outstanding community events.
One-Act Play Writing
ILWACO - Submit your one-act play by May 5 to Peninsula Players, P.O. Box 383, Ilwaco, WA 98624. All submittals must be family appropriate material and be 10 to 30 minutes in length. If your play is selected it will be performed at the One Act Play Festival at the end of August. Local writers are encouraged to submit material for community theater. Call 665-3939 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Health Department will hold an emergency preparedness tabletop exercise on May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The focus of this exercise will be: request, receiving, storage, security, distribution and prioritized usage of strategic national stockpile (SNS) supplied antivirals. They will discuss how to determine who will get the medications and in what order of priority they will get them; where the medications will be stored; and who and where will they be distributed. There will also be a review and exercise of the hospital's pandemic influenza plans. This exercise will take place at the new south Pacific County Administrative Building meeting room at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Light refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P. to Kathy Spoor at email@example.com or 875-9343.
AARP Driving class
KLIPSAN BEACH - There will be a driver-safety class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. The mature driver class consists of two four-hour sessions on two separate days and covers a wide range of driving situations. There are no tests. The cost is $14 for the class, with AARP members receiving a $2 discount with proof of membership. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Call Gloria Farley at 665-6419 to register.
Circus in town
LONG BEACH - The Culpepper Merriwether Circus is coming on May 25. Hosted by the Lions Club, the circus will be set up just south of the Bolstad approach in a lot on the dunes. This should be a delightful activity for families, with two performances, one at 4 p.m. and a second at 7 p.m. For more information go to the Web site www.cmcircus.com, or call 642-8322.
NW Garlic Festival
OCEAN PARK - The 28th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival sponsored by the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce is coming June 20 and 21. This year the event will be held on Wilson Field, also known as the Beach Barons Rod Run Field. This will allow off-street parking and more space for the vendors and entertainment. Besides the garlic crafts and food, there will also be local artists, crafters and entrepreneurs at our event. The entertainment this year again is top notch! On Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. come and listen to the Beaver Boogie Group and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the Fabulous Farelanes are back! On Sunday, June 21, the Beaver Boogie Group returns to entertain from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then beginning 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Southern Breakdown Band will be on board. Even though there will be picnic tables available it is a good idea to bring your chairs and blankets to sit a spell and listen to the music after you have visited the vendors. For more festival information you may call the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce Office at 665-4448 or 888-751-9354. For vendor information you may contact Phyllis Knight at 665-5495.