Wednesday, Aug. 6Ice cream & books

RAYMOND - On Aug. 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., teens are invited to Raymond Timberland Library for a gathering called ice cream and books. Have some ice cream, talk about books you like and hear about more books. For more information call 360-942-2408.

HS Tours

ILWACO - Each Wednesday during August from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., school district staff will offer public tours of the new Ilwaco Middle-High School at the former Hilltop School site. The tours will start at the office entrance on Brumbach Street. You need not call ahead. Just come by during those times on Wednesdays and check out the new school.

Al-Anon/Alateen

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.

Writers' Circle

OCEAN PARK - The Writers' Circle meets Wednesday, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20 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.

C.G. Auxiliary

CAPE D - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at Cape Disappointment. For information call Larry at 665-2811.

ThursdayPirate stories

RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library is hosting a pirates family program from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Aug. 7 for families. Listen to pirate stories, make pirate crafts and play pirate games. Don't be late or you may have to walk the plank! For more information call 360-942-2408.

Garden Party

CATHLAMET - The Community Foundation is celebrating another year of service to the Lower Columbia area with a summer garden party at the Julia Butler Hansen Heritage Center in Cathlamet on Aug. 7. Updates on projects will be given and information on the invested funds. Featured speakers are Marc Alexander from SEI Investment Company and Jerry Handfield, archivist for the state of Washington. He will be on hand to answer questions on archiving and historic preservation of important documents and photographs. For more information, contact Kayrene Gilbertsen at the Heritage Center at 360-795-8805.

Masonic Lodge mtg

ILWACO - Members of the Masonic Lodge meet Aug. 7 at the lodge located at 205 Spruce Street in Ilwaco. Anyone wanting to learn more about the lodge is invited to call 665-2890.

Weavers/Spinners

ILWACO - The Clatsop Weavers and Spinners Guild meets Aug. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most often their meetings are at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco, but call Sharon at 665-5266 to confirm. Bring a sack lunch.

Life Savers

NASELLE - Each Thursday beginning at 7 p.m., Naselle Life Savers, an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, is held at the Naselle Fire Station at the junction of Hwy. 4 and Hwy. 401. Call 253-682-7152 for more information.

Aging Council mtg

PACIFIC CTY - The Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) Council of Governments meets Thursday, Aug. 7 via conference call at 10 a.m. The agenda includes approval of the 2008-09 State/Federal and 2008-09 Caregiver Training contracts. For current meeting information call Carol Ann Laase at 866-720-4863.

FridayPiano man

LONG BEACH - On Friday, Aug. 8, starting at 6 p.m., the Long Beach Elks will feature Dave Manion, the piano man. This is also steak night. Members and their guests are invited to come in and enjoy and great dinner and this special music. Call 642-2651 for more information.

Art around town

ILWACO - Throughout August, Peninsula Arts Association member Marilyn Casey will be displaying her watercolors at Ocean Beach Hospital. Included in the display will be spatter paintings of shorebirds on our beaches as well as views of many Peninsula places that reflect the love Marilyn has for the area. Take a moment to stop by today.

SaturdayDisaster class

OCEAN PARK - The American Red Cross is hosting a free disaster class from noon to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Pacific County Fire District No. 1 station, 26109 Ridge Avenue in Ocean Park. This course will introduce you to the role of the Red Cross in the community's actions in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters and will understand the expected behaviors of Red Cross volunteers and employees. To sign up send an e-mail to estraining@swwashington.redcross.org.

Overeaters Anonymous

SEAVIEW - Overeaters Anonymous meets at 4603 Pacific Highway at 46th South (Bill W's place) in Seaview from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on Saturdays. The only charge is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Can't drive? Phone meetings are available. Call 642-5360 for more information.

Disabled Veterans

OCEAN PARK - The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 meets at the Ocean Park Timberland Library at noon on Aug. 9. For additional information call 665-4542 or 665-4894.

Junior Ranger program

CAPE D - As part of the Junior Ranger Program at Cape Disappointment State Park, all ages are invited to the Benson Beach amphitheater for beach explorations from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Aug. 9. For information call 642-3029.

LB Summerfest

LONG BEACH - Long Beach's Summerfest season continues with free horse and wagon rides, face painting and kids games on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Come check out downtown Long Beach!

Concert in the park

CAPE D - On Aug 9 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Beerman Creek Stringband from Astoria will play bluegrass music at Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park. There is no charge for this event.

SundaySunday breakfast

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks provides a great breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon for just $4 each Sunday. Parking is available behind the building. This event is open to everyone, membership is not required.

Vesper services

OYSTERVILLE - Vesper Services will be held at 3 p.m., Aug. 10 in the historic Oysterville Church with Pastor David George of New Life Church in Ilwaco officiating. The talented Killingsworth family will provide the music and the old pump organ will be played by Jeanne Bellinger. This is a casual, come as you are event and everyone is welcome.

Storyteller to present

RAYMOND - Eleanor Roosevelt, in the person of Storyteller Debbie Dimitre, once more will appear at the Northwest Carriage Museum in Raymond on Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. This is the third visit of Dimitre on the Eleanor Roosevelt Day three-day weekend, this year Saturday, Aug. 9 through Monday, Aug. 11, which is co-sponsored by Willapa Chapter DAWN, Domestic Abuse Women's Net. There will be a variety of events happening at the museum. Check it out.

MondayBOCC/Health Dept

SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Board of Health and the Pacific County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m., in the commissioners meeting room of the County Annex Building, 1216 West Robert Bush Drive in South Bend. These meetings are open to the public. Call 875-9337 or 642-9337 for more information.

Shooting stars

CAPE D - Join interpretive specialist Julie Tennis at Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park and watch shooting stars from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 12. This event is free of charge. Call 642-3029 for more information.

Audubon meeting

LONG BEACH - Discovery Coast Audubon Society of Pacific County will host Nadia Gardner from the Columbia Land Trust on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at the PUD auditorium on Sandridge Road. Gardner will be discussing how Columbia Land Trust hopes to be able to work with the Audubon so that people on the Peninsula can keep learning about the importance of our natural resources and protecting them for future generations. Please attend and ask questions, find answers, etc. Patricia at 642 1310 for more info.

Head Start sign-up

LONG BEACH - Long Beach Head Start is accepting applications for the 2008-09 school year. Children ages three to five may apply for the preschool program and there is no charge to income eligible families. Classes begin mid-September and are offered 3.5 hours a day, four days a week through the end of May. Nutritious breakfasts, snacks and lunches are provided. Volunteer opportunities are available for parents, grandparents and community members. For information and to enroll your child call 888-483-9060.

TuesdayBirding class cont.

LONG BEACH - Discovery Coast Audubon Society of Pacific County continues their Birding 101 classes on Aug. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the PUD auditorium. Bring a birding book, notepad, pen and binoculars. Call Patricia Cruse at 642-1310 for more information.

Caregivers' support

KLIPSAN - Caregivers Support Group meets at Golden Sands Assisted Living Facility at 21608 "O" Lane in Ocean Park on Aug. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.. For more information call Don Cantrell at 642-3787, ext. 226.

Pandemic flu

ILWACO - The public is invited to an informative and interactive lecture from noon to 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 12 entitled, "The Threat of Pandemic Influenza and ... What it Will Mean to You," by Gary Preston, Ph.D., epidemiologist. The lecture will be held in Ocean Beach Hospital's conference room B. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or arrive early to purchase a $4 box lunch in the cafeteria. This is a free presentation with no R.S.V.P. needed.

Wednesday, Aug. 13Summer fun

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park United Methodist Church, located at 262nd Place, invites everyone to attend their summer faith fun nights beach party, with the theme "Surfin' through the Scriptures" each Wednesday continuing through Aug. 20, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Supper will be served at 6 p.m. This program is a celebration of God's love and a chance for everyone to learn new attitudes. Each lesson will be supported with Bible stories, science activities, songs, crafts, games and snacks. For more information, call Pastor Mary Evelyn Long at 665-4177.

Healthy Living

ILWACO - From 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., each Wednesday through Aug. 13, Ocean Beach Hospital is offering a series of classes on living a healthy life with chronic conditions. The purpose of the series is to teach individuals to take charge and manage their chronic illnesses in partnership with their physicians. This class series will be held at Ocean Beach Hospital and is free of charge. Space is limited. For more information or to register contact Denise Ross, RN or Gloria VanDeHey, RN at 642-6308.

Summer fun nights

OCEAN PARK - "Caring for Creation" Summer Fun Nights is the theme at Ocean Park Lutheran Church on "U" Street at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Aug. 20. All ages are welcome to these free gatherings. Learn how we can care for all of creation - visit the arctic, rainforest and coral reefs plus enjoy dinner, games, crafts, skits and more. Call Curt at 665-6344 or Kathleen at 665-6762 for more information.

Future EventsArt Walk

ILWACO - The next citywide art walk in Ilwaco is on Thursday Aug 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be demonstrations, refreshments and drawings at the port and downtown. Come see all that's happening in Ilwaco.

Emergency council mtg

SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Emergency Management Council meets at 9 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 14 at the courthouse in South Bend. The meeting is open to the public. For information call Stephanie Fritts at 875-9340 or 642-9340.

Celebration & Pet Show

RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents End of Summer Celebration and Pet Show, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 14 for all ages at the park across from the library. Celebrate the end of summer with furry friends! Join in a pet show, games and crafts. Bring your pets of all types and sizes. You don't have to bring a pet to participate. Everyone is welcome. Parent permission is required for everyone bringing a pet. Pick up a registration form at the library. Pets must be on leashes or in appropriate carriers. Prizes will be awarded for Best Personality, Best Trick, Best Dressed, Smallest, Biggest and Most Unique. For more information call 360-942-2408.

Cub Scout Camp

NAHCOTTA - There will be a Cub Scout Day Camp for boys from Pacific and Grays Harbor counties who are in the first through the fifth grade. The camp is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 15 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Beach Barons' property in Nahcotta. You don't have to be a Cub Scout to participate. If you choose you will be continued with a local scout pack after the camp. Samplings of the activities that will be offered include archery, BB guns, sports, crafts and Cub Scout skills and lots more. The cost is $30 and camp scholarships are available. For information or to sign up call Blake Stinner, district executive at 360-580-0500.

School reunion

ILWACO - The Ilwaco High School Alumni Association is hosting the 16th annual all-school reunion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the I.H.S. football practice field. This is an opportunity for alumni, their spouses, families and friends to gather and share good memories and make new ones. The Ilwaco Sports Booster food trailer will be on site with a good assortment of food available for a fee as a fundraiser for school events. This year as an added feature, beginning at 2:30 p.m., there will be a guided tour given of the newly remodeled Hilltop School. Call Alumni President David Aase at 642-3638 if you have questions.

First Nations gathering

RAYMOND - On Aug. 16 beginning at 10 a.m., an event entitled, "First Nations Gathering" will be held at the Raymond Riverfront Park on the south end of Third Street. There will be drummers, dancers, plus arts and craft vendors. Members of the Chinook Tribe will come up the Willapa River in their large canoe and will be greeted with a drumming ceremony. The area known as Raymond was the aboriginal homeland of the Wheelepa Tribe, one of the five tribes that comprise the Chinook Nation. No alcohol is allowed at this family event. For information call Tony or Lisa at 360-942-2996.

Blues & Seafood

ILWACO - The Port of Ilwaco is hosting a blues and seafood event from noon to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 16. The day includes a menu featuring lots of seafood, libations plus music by The Shavers, The Swing Cats, Hindsight 20/20, Boogie Bone Band and The Insomniacs. Tickets are $18 each for the day or if you plan to attend Jazz and Oysters the next day you can purchase a two-day ticket for $30. All proceeds support the 2009 Independence Day fireworks display. For more information go to Ilwacowashington.com, funbeach.com or call 642-2291. This event is sponsored by the Ilwaco Merchants Association.

Jazz & Oysters

OYSTERVILLE - The historic Oysterville Schoolhouse is the site of the Jazz and Oysters celebration from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 17. Some of the featured performers are Mary Kadderly and Nancy King and Lauren Sheehan. You can enjoy an oyster extravaganza with great food, desserts, beer and wine. Tickets are $18 each for the day. Call 642-3254 for more information. This event is sponsored by the Water Music Festival.

Quakers meeting

SEAVIEW - The newly formed Lower Columbia Worship Group of the Society of Friends (Quakers) meets at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. Meetings will be the first and third Sunday in the fireside room (south building). This is silent worship and anyone is welcome to visit and participate. For further information, contact Amy Greenhut at 642-0709.

Friends of Chinook

CHINOOK - The Friends of Chinook School meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Chinook fire hall. The meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the school.

Parks workshop

CHINOOK - Washington State Parks will hold a third workshop from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the theater at Fort Columbia State Park near Chinook. The purpose is the land-use planning project for Long Beach area state parks (including Fort Columbia, Pacific Pines and Leadbetter Point state parks, Loomis Lake, Skating Lake, the Seashore Conservation Area and Colbert House properties) in Pacific County. The planning project, also known as Classification and Management Planning (CAMP), will address overall visitor experiences, natural and cultural resources, use of the park's buildings, recreation fields and trails and other topics of interest to the community and park visitors. This will be the final workshop and its purpose will be to gather comments on a preliminary recommendations report. If you can't attend the workshop or want access to documents, please visit www.parks.wa.gov/plans/longbeach/ Please check the web page before the workshop. For information call Brian Hovis at 360-902-8635.

Pacific County Fair

MENLO - The Pacific County Fair is coming to Menlo Wednesday, Aug. 20 through Saturday, Aug. 23. This year's theme is, "Cow About This." The fairgrounds are located six miles east of Raymond on SR-6 in Menlo. The gate is open Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. Plus Pacific County Transit will run extra buses to and from the fair. Admission is $10 for a four-day button, or $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 65-years-old and up and $3 for children for daily attendance. On Friday, Aug. 22, senior citizens get in free! Come check out our county fair.

Wahkiakum Fair

SKAMOKAWA - The 100th Wahkiakum County Fair is Aug. 21 through 23 at the fairgrounds at 16 Fairgrounds Road in Skamokawa. There will be live entertainment, tons of exhibitions with fresh farm produce and locally produced treats. Plus you'll find art, music, the famous greased pig contest, a blacksmith demonstration, model T races, carnival games and more. And don't forget the annual Battle of the Bands. The gates will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., each day. Call 360-795-3480 for more information.

AARP Driving class

KLIPSAN BEACH - There will be a driver-safety class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. The mature-driver driving-improvement class is an eight-hour class to sharpen driving skills and is a classroom-only refresher course. At the end of the two-day class, you earn a certificate to present to your insurance company for a discount. Call 665-6419 to register. All applicants must pre-register and class size is limited. The cost is $10 for the two-day class.

Cramer & Constellation

CAPE D - The last performers in the Waikiki Beach Concert Series held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 is Hank Cramer with Constellation's Crew. Hank Cramer and Constellation's Crew is the official band of the famous sailing warship moored in Baltimore Harbor. It features both singers and instrumentalists, presenting a lively mix of rowdy sea-shanties, spirited jigs and reels on fiddle and concertina, and beautiful ballads. Although based in the Pacific Northwest, this maritime/celtic band has received international acclaim. The band roster includes: Hank Cramer, Davey Hakala, Josie Solseng, Mark Iler, Jessie McKeegan, Burt and Di Meyer, Mike and Val James, Michelle Cameron, Brian and Rachel Maskew and Steve Akerman. The group's name originates from its close ties to the sailing warship USS Constellation, now a national historic site in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. You don't want to miss this free concert at Cape Disappointment State Park.

All That Jazz

CATHLAMET - The Ilwaco based swing band, All That Jazz, will perform at Cathlamet's Pioneer Church on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. The group plays standards, pop tunes, Latin favorites and light jazz. Tickets for the Pioneer Church performance are $12.50 for adults and $8 for youth. For information and purchase contact Trillium Books, 65 Main Street in Cathlamet, or call 360-795-8428, or e-mail pca1896@hotmail.com. Any remaining seats will be sold at the performance hall located at the corner of Main and Columbia the night of the performance.

Fun run

SOUTH BEND - The South Bend Kiwanis Fun Run is Aug. 30 at the South Bend High School track. The event, which includes two-mile and 10-kilometer runs, begins at 10 a.m. A 10-K walk starts at 9 a.m. Competition will be in seven age groups from under 10 years old to 60 and over. The pre-registration fee is $12 and $15 for day-of-race registration. All entrants will receive a South Bend Kiwanis Fun Run T-shirts plus there will be medallions for the winners in each category and prizes too. Call Betsy Penoyar at 360-875-5321 for more information. Registration forms are available at the South Bend Post Office.

Camp volunteers

OCEAN PARK - If you'd like to be involved in providing a safe, nurturing environment for children and young adults, you may be the perfect volunteer to help with Camp Victory. Camp Victory is a four-day event for girls from Pacific and Grays Harbor counties who are survivors of sexual abuse. Youth participants are paired with screened and trained adult women who support them throughout a fun weekend of shared activities. For information call 665-2888, Joan at 665-6033 or Rosemary at 665-0584.

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