Wednesday, Dec. 2Christmas Angels
PENINSULA - Christmas Angels program, sponsored by Peninsula Rotary, are now available at the following locations: The Bank of the Pacific in Long Beach, Ocean Park and Ilwaco; KeyBank in Long Beach and Ocean Park; Great Northwest Federal Credit Union in Long Beach and Ocean Park; Raymond Federal Bank in Long Beach; ShoreBank Pacific in Ilwaco and All Season's Kidstuff in Chinook. Pick an angel and fill a child's wish. Please return the wrapped package by Dec. 11.
CAPE D - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets at 7 p.m., Dec. 2 at Cape Disappointment. For information call Larry at 665-2811.
OCEAN PARK - Writers' Circle meetings are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Ocean Park Library. The purpose is to critique each other's work in friendly, helpful ways. All would-be and established writers are welcome. For information call 665-6424 or 665-3835.
PENINSULA - Harbors Home Health and Hospice provides nail and foot care by appointment for disabled and senior persons, who are unable to complete their own nail care. Appointments are made in Long Beach the first Wednesday of each month and in Ocean Park the second Wednesday every other month. There is a $25 fee. Medicare and most insurance do not cover nail care. For an appointment call 800-772-1319.
PENINSULA - A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5, 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. Low tides for Pacific beaches those days are as follows: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:41 p.m. -1.3; Friday, Dec. 4, 9:14 p.m. -1.3; Saturday, Dec. 5, 10:01 p.m. -1.1. 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 Pacific County Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m., on Dec. 2 at Willapa Behavioral Health, 2204 Pacific Highway North. Call 642-3787 for more information.
Classic Movies at Neptune
LONG BEACH - There will be no classic movie showing this week only.
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 of each month only. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For questions or in an emergency, call 875-6670.
Thursday, Dec. 3Connection Group
KLIPSAN - NAMI Connection Recover Support Group meets on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Golden Sands, 21608 "O" Place in Klipsan. Local residents facilitate this structured, confidential recovery group open to anyone who has lived with a psychiatric disorder. For information call Kat at 665-6305 or Barb at 665-4421.
Friday, Dec. 4Bazaar & bake sale
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park United Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place is holding a Christmas bazaar and bake sale on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be a variety of wonderful gifts including artwork, handmade items, pictures by local artists, cakes, cookies, breads, jams, jellies, pickles, recycled Christmas items, books by local authors and lots more. Call 665-5372 if you need more information.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Merchants Association meets Friday, Dec. 4 at 8 a.m., at Benson's Restaurant, 504 S Pacific Ave., in Long Beach. For more information call Steven Linhart at 642-5625.
Messiah Sing Along
SEAVIEW - North Coast Chorale is hosting a community sing-along on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview, to benefit local food banks on the Peninsula. Dr. Denise Reed-Hinds, who is currently part of the adjunct facility at Tillamook Community College, directs the choir. They will perform Vivaldi's Gloria, aptly themed "Songs of the Angels." For additional information, call Mikaela at 503-717-1024.
ILWACO - Peninsula Players present "Fruitcakes," a fun holiday play, Dec. 4 through Dec. 6 and Dec. 11 through Dec. 13 at the 2nd Story Playhouse, 108 Spruce Street in Ilwaco. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m., the Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Okie's Thriftway, Stormin' Norman's, The Imperial Schooner, or at the door, if available. Bring the whole family and come enjoy the show!
Celebration of Lights
LONG BEACH - Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation is hosting a "Celebration of Lights" at the Elks Lodge at 110 N. Pacific Hwy in Long Beach. The event includes a silent auction at 6 p.m., a live auction at 7 p.m. featuring the talent and humor of Mike Williams, who will serve as auctioneer., and festive live music throughout the evening performed by Greg Parke. Attendees will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, spiced cider, wine and more. Proceeds will help provide a new digital mammography unit at Ocean Beach Hospital. Call 642-6461 for information.
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.
Singles get together
OCEAN PARK - A new singles get together and games event is at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Peninsula Baptist Church activities room, located at 23802 Pacific Hwy 103 in Ocean Park. Call 665-5060 for more information.
Red Hats event
OCEAN PARK - The Cranberry Queens Christmas party is at noon on Friday, Dec. 4 at the Ocean Park fire hall. You do not have to be a member to attend. Please bring two-dozen cookies for the cookie exchange and new toys or games for the toy drive. Also bring a Christmas theme finger food to share. For information call Queen Mum Diane at 665-4308.
Saturday, Dec. 5Moose Lodge Bazaar
OCEAN PARK - The Moose Lodge, at 25915 "U" Street in Ocean Park is hosting a special bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5. Everyone is welcome. Call Alice at 665-3037 for information.
NASELLE - A new Naselle Gardeners/Farmers gathering will be held at the Naselle Timberland Library on Saturday Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be the first meeting of this newly-formed group. Topics to be discussed: enhanced group purchasing power, seed sources, soil amendments, marketing of products and diversifying garden products for our area. Bring your ideas and share your areas of interest. For more information call 484-3345 or 484-3681.
Boat parade/Christmas tree
ILWACO - Ilwaco is holding their annual lighted boat parade and lighting of the crab pot Christmas tree on Saturday, Dec. 5. The Crab Pot Tree lighting will be at 5 p.m. with some caroling, and at 6 p.m., the Ilwaco Lighted Boat Parade to Station Cape Disappointment and back gets underway. All boats are encouraged to enter the parade, regardless of size or type. For information on either event, call 642-8667.
Xmas Saturday Market
ILWACO - Special Saturday Christmas Markets at the Port are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Dec. 5, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. A wide variety of vendors offer holiday gifts and arts and crafts will have a wide variety of items for sale. Come check it out!
NASELLE - Martha Circle from Naselle Congregational Church of Christ is holding a holiday bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 5. There will be rugs, crafts, baked goods and lots more for sale. Lunch, which includes your choice of clam chowder or navy bean soup, dessert and a beverage, will be served starting at 11 a.m., for just $6 per person.
ILWACO - Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Fairy Folk from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dec. 5 for children. Discover the enchanted world of the fairy folk. Dress in a fairy folk costume and enjoy stories, games, and activities so fun they're magical. For more information call 642-3908.
CHINOOK - All are invited to an Aglow prayer group from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 5 at 2 Lingenfelter Road in Chinook. The gathering includes intercessory payer, praise and worship. Aglow is an interdenominational organization for men and women. Meetings will be held the first Saturday of each month. For more information contact Kathy at 777-8090.
Metal Clay Workshop
SOUTH BEND - From 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Dec. 5, adults are invited to South Bend Timberland Library for a precious metal clay workshop. Join Jorja Halpin to learn how to make jewelry from metal clay. You will have the opportunity to make a beautiful charm of fine silver. Class size is limited. Please call the library at 875-5532 to sign up.
NASELLE - The Finnish-American Choir, under the direction of Cliff Weimer, will hold their final rehearsal at the Naselle Lutheran Church on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. Choir members are encouraged to attend so the group will be ready for the performance with the North Coast Chorale at the Deep River Historical Lutheran Church in early December.
Food bank needs
OCEAN PARK - The Ocean Park Food Bank is collecting holiday foods such as evaporated milk, canned fruit, corn and other similar holiday items so they can provide special meal products for Christmas. In addition, volunteers are always needed to help at the Ocean Park Food Bank. Food or cash donations will be gladly accepted at any time. Call 665-6567 for more information.
Sunday, Dec. 6Children's Christmas party
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Eagles Lodge is hosting a party for children in the community on Dec. 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the lodge. There will fun and games for kids. An adult must accompany all children. If you need more information, call Verla Barker at 360-261-1744 or e-mail email@example.com.
SEAVIEW - The North Coast Chorale, along with the Finnish-American Choir under the direction of Cliff Weimer, will perform at the historic Deep River Church beginning at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 6. For additional information, call Mikaela at 503-717-1024.
Bingo @ the Elks
LONG BEACH -Elks Bingo is held every Sunday. Come play bingo and have some fun. The normal game prizes and blackout jackpot of $250 are potential winners for you. All sessions begin at 1 p.m. and are open to the public. The doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 7Hazard sirens testing
SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will test the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens on Monday, Dec. 7, at noon. The AHAB sirens will sound the Westminster chimes for 10 seconds followed by a 15-second verbal message. 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.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month 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. December's meetings are set for Dec. 7 and Dec. 21. These meetings are open to the public. Call 642-4421 for additional information.
Port of Peninsula
NAHCOTTA - The Port of Peninsula meets the first and second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Port office meeting room. Upcoming meetings are Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. These meetings are open to the public. Call 665-4547 for additional information.
KLIPSAN - Caregivers Support Group meets at on Dec. 7 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the PUD auditorium at 9610 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. For more information call Don Cantrell at 642-3787, ext. 226.
KLIPSAN - The next monthly meeting of AARP is at Dec. 7, at noon at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. This is a potluck meeting. Call the center at 665-3999 for more information.
Model RR mtg
OCEAN PARK - Peninsula Model Railroad Club (all scales) meets on the first and third Monday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. The first meeting is held in the Ocean Park Library community room and the second meeting is held in the home of a member. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For information call Dean Mead, president at 665-5589 or Mark Clemmens, secretary at 665-4807.
Remember the Magic
OCEAN PARK - The third annual "Remember the Magic" holiday light show continues throughout the month at Bob and Mary Peterson's Ocean Park home. From 5 p.m. to around 8 p.m., stop by to watch hundreds of Christmas lights twinkle as they are synchronized to classic holiday songs and some modern hits from Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The show may run longer on the nights closest to Christmas. Drive to 29011 H Street in Ocean Park (north of Joe Johns and south of 295th on the ocean side). Pull into the driveway and tune your car radio to 89.5 FM to enjoy music from the warmth of your car. This is a free event that collects donations for the South Pacific County Humane Society, "Remember the Magic" will have nightly shows through Dec. 26.
Tuesday, Dec. 8Pac County commissioners
SOUTH BEND - Pacific County Commissioners meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon in the Commissioners' meeting room at the County Annex Building. This month's meetings are Dec. 8 and Dec. 22. Call 642-9337 or 875-9337 for more information or go to www.co.pacific.wa.us/commissioner/index.htm for details of upcoming meetings.
Ilwaco Library Board
ILWACO - The Ilwaco Timberland Library Board meets on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m., at the Ilwaco Community Building located at 158 1st Ave N in Ilwaco. For more information call 642-3908.
NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents Winter Holiday Centerpieces, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 for adults. Join Bobbi Caton and learn the secrets of creating holiday arrangements. Bring your favorite waterproof bowl or shallow dish, as well as any special ornaments. All other materials will be provided. Registration is required, please call 484-3877.
LONG BEACH - The auditor's office and department of licensing, located at 7013 Sandridge Road in Long Beach, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office will be closed each day from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. If you have questions, call 642-9312.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK -The Do Nothing Club is looking for a few good men. While the wife is out shopping and attending holiday bazaars come to 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and meet and make some new friends. You can play cribbage, shoot pool or sit around and just grouse if you want. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks, located at 110 N. Pacific Highway, is now offering Taekwon-do on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., to anyone interested in learning the Korean art of self-defense. Taught by master instructors, these classes are open to both beginning and advanced students and will build increased strength and flexibility, as well as confidence in body and mind. The cost is just $5 per session. Additional classes will be offered on Thursdays. For children's classes or other questions call 244-4332.
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.
LONG BEACH - Coastal Writers' Critique meets Dec. 8 and Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at the PUD building on Sandridge Road in Long Beach. All who wish to improve their writing skills are welcome. For more information call Jan at 642-4932.
KLIPSAN - The Ocean Park Area Lions Club meets the second and fourth of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Lutheran Church at 204th and "U" Street in Ocean Park. Anyone with an interest in being involved is encouraged to come check them out.
Wednesday, Dec. 9Library catalog/databases
RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents 'Introduction to the Library Catalog and Databases,' from 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 9 for adults. Learn how to search for library items, place holds and look at your patron record. A brief introduction to the Timberland Regional Library databases will be included. Space is limited. Please sign up at the library's upstairs desk, call 942-2408, or sign up online.
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. Call 665-2598 for further information.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Benson's Restaurant in downtown Long Beach. Call 642-8322 for more information.
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 Dec. 9, come see "Funny Girl," starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Shariff. 1968. 155 min.
Future EventsDiabetes support
ILWACO - This month the topic at the Diabetes Support Group is "The Dietitian's Holiday Eating Show" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 in the meeting room at Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco. Join Deanna Duret for this great program. All are welcome, and there is no cost to attend. Call 642-6314 for more information.
Ilwaco Food Bank schedule
ILWACO - The food bank in Ilwaco will be open Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring your own container.
Holiday Book Sale
LONG BEACH - On Saturday, Dec. 12, from noon to 3 p.m., six Peninsula authors will be meeting and greeting the public at a holiday book sale at Long Beach Coffee Roasters, 810 Pacific Highway. Featured authors and their latest books include Jan Bono, Robert Brake, Birdie Etchinson, Patty Hardin, Lorrie Haight and Barbara Haines Howett. Books make great gifts, and a locally written book, specially autographed by the author, is a wonderful gift for anyone.
OYSTERVILLE - The historic Oysterville Church, decorated for the holidays, will be the setting for "Sounds of the Season," a concert set to begin at 3 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 12. Performing artists include Cheri Walker on harp; singers Christl and Andrea Mack, Anja and Andrea Patten, and Micheal Campellone and the Bayside Singers, directed by Sandi Nielson. The varied program will feature music for Hannukkah, Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, Weinachts favorites from Germany and a Christmas sing-along. There is no admission but donations for the food bank are requested to help spread holiday cheer. Call 665-2540 for more information.
Gifts That Make a Difference
CLATSOP - Gifts That Make a Difference will take place Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Liberty Theater, and all non-profits in Clatsop and Pacific counties are invited to register to be part of this event. Non-profits may also sell items related to their work, like tickets, scholarships and fundraising items. Registration is $20 through Dec. 12. Register in person at Lucy's Books in Astoria or at The Paper Clip in Seaside, by phone at 503-325-6886, or online at www.GiftsFair.TitanicLifeboatAcademy.org.
YELM - On Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Northwest Certified Forestry will host a one-day workshop for small woodland owners on 'How to Develop a Forest Stewardship Plan' for their property. Workshop topics will include: developing goals and objectives for your forest, mapping forest resources, defining and characterizing forest stands, collecting and recording forest inventory data, resources for developing a plan, developing a forest monitoring plan, developing an activity schedule, recording forest management activities, and more. The workshop costs $45 and will be held at the Yelm Masonic Lodge, 302 Yelm Avenue East. For more information, or to register, contact Kirk Hanson via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-316-9317, or go online to: www.nwcertified.org.
Christmas home tour
PENINSULA - Mark your calendars now for the 4th Annual Christmas Home Tour coming Dec. 13. Come visit five beautiful homes decorated for the season. Advance tickets are $20 per person and are available at Deux Chapeaux and Sweet Williams. Tickets the day of the tour are $25 per person. Start a tradition!
SEASIDE - The Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will have a holiday meeting and potluck tea on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Butterfield Cottage at 570 Necanicum Drive in Seaside. Members and women interested in membership are invited to attend. The Astoria Chapter, organized in 1920, includes women in Pacific, Clatsop, and part of Tillamook counties. For more information contact Regent Evelyn Laughman 503-325-4683 or Sue Glen 503-861-0574.
Tuba Christmas Concert
ILWACO - If you relish the idea of dressing casually to have some real fun while listening to four exceptionally-talented tuba players play traditional and non-traditional ditties, you'll want to show up at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. Often tubas are considered as ungainly giants at the rear of bands, playing monotonous low tones to make other instruments sound better. But the Astoria Tuba Quartet embraces a range of horns that produce a rich deep sound that will warm and brighten a cool winter's day for all who attend. All members of the quartet perform in notable bands, orchestras, and symphonies and are involved in a myriad of other musical activities. Tickets are free but seating is limited, so show up early to enjoy this special event. For more information, visit www.watermusicfestival.com. All donations help support future Water Music Festival programs.
OCEAN PARK - The Moose Lodge in Ocean Park is hosting their annual children's Christmas party beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be on hand along with some of Santa's elves, and there may also be a special angel attending also. There is no charge for this event which includes lots of goodies. Call 665-6903 for more information.
IMHS music concerts
ILWACO - The Ilwaco Middle High School is hosting a band and choir concert beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14 at new middle/high school auditorium. The public is encouraged to come hear these talented students perform.
SEAVIEW - NAMI Pacific County meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. Anyone affected by brain illnesses or interested in mental health recovery is welcome at NAMI meetings. We will have a fun and relaxing time. Call Kat at 665-6305, or Rosi at 665-5372 for more information.
PACIFIC COUNTY - The Christmas Bird Count is from dawn to dusk on Saturday, Dec. 19. All are invited to participate, from feeder watchers to those who are assigned a group to count in the field. Call Alan Richards at 484-7119 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Service groups open house
KLIPSAN - Saturday, Jan. 30, the Peninsula Senior Activity Center will be hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., welcoming the representatives from various service organizations serving the Peninsula. This will be a wonderful opportunity to familiarize yourself with the different agencies that provide services to our Peninsula. You will be able to look at programs available for you to get involved or to seek help. If you would like to participate, please contact Ernie Henson at 642-3376 or the Senior Center at 665-3999.