Wednesday, May 24

LONG BEACH — 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. Playing on May 24 is “Casablanca” starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. 1943. 103 min.

Thursday, May 25

PENINSULA — Members of the Don R. Grable Post #48 and Unit #48 will distribute poppies from May 25 through May 29 at various locations on the Long Beach Peninsula. A special event will be the distribution of poppies combined with a plant sale fundraiser on May 26 and May 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3511 Pacific Way in Seaview. Members will also be at the Saturday Market on May 27. All donations received for poppies will be used to assist veterans, active duty military members and their families. For further information, please call Auxiliary President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662 or Janet Easley at 360-665-5580.

SURFSIDE — Grab your favorite instrument and come to the jam session set for May 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Surfside Homeowners building at 31402 “H” Street in Ocean Park. All those who love music are welcome including musicians, vocalists, and those who just want to listen! Please call Louise or John at 352-586-0082 for more information.

ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital Auxiliary offers a blood pressure clinic every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the hospital. These clinics are free and open to public. Call 642-3181 for more information.

OCEAN PARK — The Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) group meets at Ocean Park Community Church at 268th and Vernon in Ocean Park every Thursday morning. Weigh-in begins at 7 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. Meetings are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every week. All are welcome. For further information, please call Dee at 665-6507 or Donna at 665-2336.

Friday, May 26

ILWACO — The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is honored to present an exhibition of 82 paintings representing the native plants of Oregon’s eight Ecoregions by Frances Stilwell. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Stilwell received her Master of Science degree in Botany-Biophysics in 1967 and moved to Oregon in 1969. After moving to Oregon, Stilwell realized the way to define her new home was by learning the native plants, and calling on her natural inclinations, began to draw them. Since then, Stillwell has published two books related to Oregon native plants. The exhibition is primarily comprised of pastel drawings with some oils and watercolors. It will be on view from May 12 through July 8. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is located at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free on Thursdays thanks to the Port of Ilwaco. For more information please call 360-642-3446 or visit columbiapacificheriatgemuseum.org.

LONG BEACH — Support the South Pacific County Humane Society by stopping by the annual Grrrrrage Sale on Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28. Hours are Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The shelter garage sale is in the shelter’s annex building, next to the shelter building on 330 Second Avenue NE in Long Beach. They will also be sponsoring a bake sale.

Saturday, May 27

ILWACO — The Friends of the Ilwaco-Ocean Park Libraries book sale will be held May 27 and May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ilwaco High School Campus. The sale is two days only. Some books are marked specially; all others are $1 per hardbound and trade paper and .$50 for regular size paper. All proceeds are for the benefit of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Libraries.

LONG BEACH — May 27, May 28 and May 29 over Memorial Day weekend come to downtown Long Beach for a bunch of fun. Join others on Saturday for live music on the Main Stage at Veterans Field with Tropical Storm, a Jimmy Buffet Tribute band at 1 p.m.; at 2 p.m. at Gazebo Park there will be a sidewalk chalk art contest, so come show your artistic side. Sunday the Hamel Dance Troupe will perform at the Main Stage at Veterans Field for three shows. Times will be announced. Music continues by the Northwest Pan Man at the Gazebo Park on Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Terry will be hosting hula-hoop contests during the day, so stop by and get your hula on! Sonshine the Clown will play in the Gazebo Park all weekend. For more information, check out www.facebook.com/SummerFestLongBeach.

DEEP RIVER — The Legionnaires from American Legion Post 0111 in Deep River are holding their Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 27. Breakfast will be available from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Deep River Legion Hall. The meal features all-you-can-eat pancakes as well as eggs cooked to order, ham, kielbasa sausage, hot coffee, orange juice and milk. Prices are $6 for adults and teens and $4 for children age 3 to 12. This is always a fun event with students from the Naselle-Grays River Valley School acting as servers and Legionnaires demonstrating their cooking skills. This is expected to be the last breakfast served at the Legion Hall in Deep River. During the summer, the Legionnaires will be moving post activities to the Rosburg Hall.

ILWACO — The Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco is open every Saturday through the end of September from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop for fresh farm produce, regionally created arts and crafts, potted plants and cut flowers or enjoy chowder, juicy hamburgers and more while you munch on hot donuts, handmade sausage and yummy baked goods. And you will find fine art photography, metal art, fashionable shopping bags, kitchen linens, children’s toys, a dazzling array of jewelry, embroidered shirts and much more. Stroll along the harbor front and watch the people, dogs and boats go by.

ILWACO — Willapa Hills Audubon is announcing a field trip to Long Island on Willapa Bay set for Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Meet at the south end of the highway 101 bridge over the Naselle River at the Parpala Road junction where there is a pull out, then explore and bird Teal Slough and the nature trail at the Willapa Bay National Wildlife Refuge before crossing to Long Island and hiking to the ancient cedar grove. The trip will be led by Steve Puddicombe and Bob Pyle, and is open to the public. Please R.S.V.P. pudfella@willapabay.org if interested as space is limited and there may be further updates depending on weather conditions. Participants should prepare for inclement weather, a 4-mile hike and bring a lunch. Bring your own watercraft for the crossing to Long Island if you can, otherwise several canoes will be available. Call 360-577-7720 for more details.

OCEAN PARK and LONG BEACH — Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program for people with problems related to food including, compulsive overeaters, those with binge eating disorders, bulimics and anorexics. Local meetings are held each Saturday at 10 a.m. at First Place Mall, Suite 3, in Long Beach and at the Ocean Park Library on Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome. Call Vivian at 665-3048 or Diane at 503-318-6608 for more information.

LONG BEACH — Support the South Pacific County Humane Society by stopping by the annual Grrrrrage Sale on Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28. Hours are Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be new selections daily. The shelter garage sale is in the shelter’s annex building, next to the shelter building on 330 Second Avenue NE in Long Beach. They will also be sponsoring a bake sale.

Sunday, May 28

SKAMOKWA — Friends of Skamokawa at Redmen Hall host an exhibit called, “The Wonderful Women of Wahkiakum County.” This event highlights the beautiful craftwork of four groups representative of the talented women in this county. The groups are Skamokawa Grange Women’s Activity Group, Seattle Children’s Hospital-Puget Island Auxiliary, River City Strippers, and the Cathlamet Woman’s Group. Besides their fine craft work these groups all contribute much of their work to charities they are involved with. There will be more information about each of them available at the exhibit. The exhibit will be open Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and will run every weekend through Sunday, June 25. The Hall is located in Skamokawa, WA at 1394 S. R. 4, and is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For further information call during open hours at 360-795-3007. Sweet treats will be served on opening day.

Monday, May 29

PENINSULA — Sponsored by the American Legion Don R. Grable Post #48 and its Auxiliary, the Elks Lodge (B.P.O.E. 1937) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles B. Strauhal Post #3721, Memorial Day observances will begin on Monday, May 29, at the Surfside Veterans’ Park (306th PL & “I” Street) at 8:30 a.m., then continue at the Oysterville Cemetery at 9 a.m., the Ocean Park Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. and the Lone Fir Cemetery at 10:15 a.m. The main cemetery program will be at the Ilwaco Cemetery at 11 a.m., followed by an observance at the Black Lake Memorial in Ilwaco. Following the Black Lake observance, all are invited to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco for a program and lunch provided by the American Legion, its Auxiliary and the Elks. For information, please call American Legion Commander Ron Robbins at 360-931-3995 or Auxiliary President Georgia Bell at 360-484-3662.

OCEAN PARK — On May 29, board members of the Ocean Park Cemetery will host a special event at the cemetery in honor of all veterans. Coffee and refreshments will be served, rain or shine, and members of the American Legion of Ilwaco will present a special program at 9:30 a.m. which will include raising of the flag. Come join the events and feel free to bring flowers for any of the veteran graves or other burials. For further information call Sandra Tellvik at 360-665-0150.

Tuesday, May 30

OCEAN PARK — All men are welcome to join others every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, located at 24002 U Street Ocean Park. This group is not affiliated with the church but use it for our meetings. This is a non-denominational group that gathers to enjoy cribbage, pool or just solving the world’s problems. Attendees take turns making a light lunch for the group each week, and through a small monetary donation weekly provide care to those in need during the holidays. For information contact Jack McBride at 360-665-2721 or Russ Jones at 360-665-3939.

Wednesday, May 31

ABERDEEN — Grays Harbor College is hosting a Career Fair on May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 901 S. Boone Street in Aberdeen. The fair will help students, graduates and general public seeking employment opportunities in the region. Bring your resume and dress for success. Employers can email or call Loretta Thomas at 360-538-2372 or email lothomas@esd.wa.gov.

LONG BEACH — 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. Playing on May 31 is “Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid” starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford. 1969. 112 min.

Future Events

LONG BEACH — On June 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Long Beach Elementary will open their doors for a Student Art Show. Student artwork will be displayed throughout the school. The Principal’s Choice art awards will be in the downstairs hall, and there will be classroom art displays as well as two performances by the Eagle Choir in the foyer. Associated Student Body members will serve hors d’oeuvres. Long Beach Elementary School and Peninsula Arts Association are sponsoring this event.

ILWACO — Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse invite the public to help celebrate the 119th anniversary of the North Head Lighthouse at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco. Numerous events will take place to celebrate the Lighthouse’s birthday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 3 at Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco. Parking and a free shuttle to the Lighthouse will be available at the Cape D Café. Parking is also available at the North Head Lighthouse parking area. A Discover Pass will not be needed for vehicle access to the park that day because June 3 is a State Parks ‘Free Day,’ in recognition of National Trails Day. This fun family event will feature music, Sonshine the Clown, an open house at a lighthouse keeper’s residence, a store, a small museum with exhibits related to the lighthouse and surrounding area, guided historical hikes at noon and 1 p.m., cake and refreshments. A special offering will be tours of the Maya Lin-designed art installations in Cape Disappointment at 3 p.m. Installations will include the cedar grove, the Confluence Boardwalk and the Fish Cleaning Table. For more information, contact Janet Easley, Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse, easleyhj@centurytel.net, 360-665-5580 or Lona Niemi, llniemi@yahoo.com, 360- 642-2502, or call Cape Disappointment at 360-642-3029.

WASHINGTON STATE — In honor of National Get Outdoors Day, June 10 is a State Parks “free day” when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife on these days.

CAPE D — This year’s Waikiki beach concert series kicks off at 7 p.m., June 10 at Cape Disappointment State Park. The band, 3 Fiddlers— 3 Traditions are from three very different backgrounds – Danish, American, and Native American – who love to play together. Enjoy old dance tunes, whirling waltzes, happy polkas, groovy jigs, fiery reels and breathless hopsas plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the Island of Fanø, Denmark” are simply a brief glance into the complexities and multi-layered performances of fiddlers Ruth Dornfeld, Kristian Bugge and Jamie Fox. This creates a versatile array of melodies that sends the listener’s ears to distant lands… certainly a performance not to be missed. Bring a lawn chair and other personal comforts and sit back and enjoy some great music at this free outdoor concert. A Discover Pass is required. For more information call 642-3029.

CATHLAMET — The Bald Eagle Days Planning Committee is currently seeking musicians to play at the 2017 Bald Eagle Days, Saturday July 15. For consideration please submit an mp3 file or video link by email to the Chamber at wchamber@cni.net. In addition, please include the amount you charge for both a 1 hour set and two 45 minute sets. Submissions will be accepted through June 7 and selections will be made by June 13. The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting local business, encouraging economic development, and fostering community interaction and involvement.

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