Wednesday, Oct. 18
NASELLE — Naselle Timberland Library is hosting a Genealogy Cafe, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 18 for adult and teen beginners and veteran genealogy seekers. Learn and share the basics of research while enjoying coffee and snacks. There will be a presentation on TRL databases and brainstorming ideas to find solutions for research problems. Refreshments provided. For more information call 503-738-6980.
SEASIDE — On Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m., Master Gardener Chuck Meyer will demonstrate the best methods for cleaning, sharpening and storing your garden tools for winter. The event will take place at 7 Dees Nursery, located at 84794 Hwy 101, Seaside. For information please call 360-271-6179.
Thursday, Oct. 19
OYSTERVILLE — “Rails in the Surf: Reshaping the Mouth of the Columbia River” is the topic to be presented by Community Historian Gary Kobes at the Oysterville Schoolhouse on Thursday, Oct. 19. It is the story of the construction of the jetties — a story of pile drivers and railroad cars, of tugs and barges and of locomotives and shipwrecks. Kobes, a Chinook resident and self-described history addict is on the board of the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco and the Maritime Museum in Astoria. He is a founding member of the Nahcotta preservation committee and has a deep affinity for the history of railroads and engineering. Kobes’ 45-minute talk begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.
SOUTH BEND — The Willapa Harbor Health Foundation (WHHF) is now selling a nostalgic black and white 2018 Pacific County Calendar, which shares some of the many wonderful moments in Pacific County’s history over the past 50-plus years. WHHF is managed by board members made up of local volunteers who are dedicated to achieving the Foundation’s Mission. Through the years they have offered renewable scholarships to students entering the healthcare field and returning to the community; supported needs of Willapa Harbor Hospital and Alder House; donated to POOL for seniors and children; supported local food banks, and sponsored education for the community and local schools. Purchase one (or more) 2018 Pacific County calendars in-person at the Raymond or South Bend pharmacy, Willapa Harbor Veterinary Services (Raymond), the Hospital Administration office or the Foundation’s website at http://willapaharborhospital.com/whh-foundation/ using PayPal. You can also mail a check with your name/mailing address and contact information to: Willapa Harbor Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 33, South Bend, WA, 98586. The calendar is $15 if you pick it up, or $18 if you have it mailed to you.
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. Please call ahead for information on Thursday meetings. There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome. Call Vivian at 360-244-1819 or Diane at 503-318-6608 for more information.
Friday, Oct. 20
LONG BEACH — The public is invited to attend a free, family-friendly celebration of Hispanic culture on Friday, Oct. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Oct. 21
CHINOOK — Friends of the Chinook School are hosting their 13th annual Oktoberfest fundraising dinner and auction on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Chinook School Event Center. The buffet dinner is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; a silent auction runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the live auction is at 7:30 p.m. Admission for dinner and auction is $25 per person or for admission for the auction only is $5. Tickets are available at the door. Both the event center and the community building will be used for this celebration fundraiser. This year’s event includes the silent auction and a bar in the community building while Don Nesbitt, well-known local artist, will take your order to draw caricatures. Purchase tickets and sign up for a paddle number in the event center. Joanne Leech and her crew are planning a great buffet. There will also be a bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks. The Beach Buddies will be entertaining during the evening and there will be room to dance. A raffle for a stand-up paddleboard will be held along with a wine raffle. To participate, you must bring a bottle of wine. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at $10 per ticket or three tickets for $25. You will use your auction paddle again for the live auction called by Cliff Fox. The live auction will take place at 7:30 p.m. while the band takes their dinner break. Contributions to either the live or silent auction would be appreciated. Please contact Loma or John Billups at 360-777-8367 or 360-244-0572. Early contact will be appreciated. They cannot accept items after Friday, Oct. 13.
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 email@example.com. Please plan to come for one training. If you have questions call 360-642-4520.
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.
Sunday, Oct. 22
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. 23
CATHLAMET — In cooperation with the University of Alaska SeaGrant, WSU Wahkiakum County Extension is offering a tuition-free course in Direct Seafood Marketing for commercial fishermen and their families. This introductory course presents content on the development and management of a successful seafood direct marketing business from inception to operation. The practical application of business planning, obtaining financing, permitting, feasibility analysis, marketing, and operational aspects of a seafood direct marketing business will be introduced. The course will be delivered primarily by lectures and in-class discussions, supported by four homework assignments that are individualized to assist you in developing an action plan for your business. At the end of the course, the student will understand and be able to use the appropriate managerial and decision-making tools that are needed to start and run a seafood direct marketing business. Note: The course is designed for commercial fishermen with little or no experience in direct marketing, who want to onboard or custom process and direct market their catch in various ways. The course will be taught in five sessions: Oct. 23, Oct. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants are encouraged to visit the course website for more information, https://tinyurl.com/yaaqjgak. The course will be offered in Cathlamet through videoconferencing with University of Alaska. Classes will be in the Wahkiakum County Courthouse from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Fishermen and their families can attend free of charge through a grant with the Wahkiakum County Marine Resources Committee. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to WSU Wahkiakum County Extension at 360-795-3278. If you require special accommodation, call WSU Wahkiakum County Extension 360-795-3278 two days prior to the event.
LONG BEACH — Join artist Bette Lu Krause at The Cove restaurant for a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 360-244-1367 with questions.
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. 24
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. 24 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEAVIEW — The October dinner and program for Peace of Mind Pacific County (POMPC) is Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center Fireside Room, 5000 N Place in Seaview. This month’s dinner will be a potluck, starting at 6 p.m. The program is a Recovery Roundtable from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Interested individuals have a chance to share briefly about how they have moved from struggle into recovery and hope. Anyone wanting to contribute to the Roundtable is invited to join. Contact Barbara at 360-244-5566 or email@example.com. Peace of Mind Pacific County, formerly NAMI, is affiliated with Mental Health America and the Great Rivers Behavioral Health Organization. They provide free quarterly magazines and an email newsletter, as well as regular programs and events. For more information, go to www.pompc.org or www.facebook/peaceofmindpacificcounty or call the toll-free number 866-677 6672.
OCEAN PARK — On Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Nov. 29 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. children are invited to the Ocean Park Timberland Library for a lego build. Build amazing creations that will be on display for a week after the program. Call 360-665-4184 for more information.
KLIPSAN — Al-Anon meetings are held on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. at Golden Sand Assisted Living Center in Klipsan/Ocean Park. These gatherings are free and open to anyone. If you have questions call 503-318-6608 and leave a message.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
ILWACO — The American Legion’s 30th annual Derald D. Robertson Safety Awards Ceremony and Banquet will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Ten people who protect our safety on the Long Beach Peninsula will be honored after dinner. Those who will be honored include Pacific County Fire Dist. 1 (O.P.): Fire Mechanic Tom Hersey, “Firefighter of the Year;” Long Beach Fire Department: David Glasson, “Firefighter of the Year;” Long Beach Fire Department: Branden Nagy, “EMT of the Year;” Ilwaco Fire Department: Matt Lessnau, “Firefighter of the Year;” South Pac. Co. Tech. Rescue: Linda Stark, “Rescue Specialist of the Year;” Pacific County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Randy Wiegardt, “Deputy of the Year;” Washington State Patrol: Trooper Jeffery A. Street, “Trooper of the Year;” Long Beach Police Department: Officer Rodney J. Nawn, “Police Officer of the Year.” USCG Cape Disappointment: Boatswain 1st Class Todd M. Ghormley; “Enlisted Person of the Year” and SCG Sector Columbia River: SK1 Jami Gardner, “Enlisted Person of the Year. Featured speaker for the evening will be Gary Roach, American Legion Department (State) Commander. All community members are welcome, and those who are planning to attend are asked to call 360-642-4188. The American Legion Don R. Grable Post No. 48 in Ilwaco sponsors the event, which is a family evening, with no alcoholic beverages being served. The American Legion and Auxiliary are providing all food and beverages and the Ilwaco Jazz Band will provide music. For further information, call Safety Awards Chairman Dick Wallace at 360-642-4188, or Auxiliary President Marlene Quillin at 503-338-8882.
ILWACO — Come join the knitting group at Olde Towne Coffee Café, located at 108 1st Avenue in Ilwaco that meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. All skill levels are welcome including those wanting to learn to knit. There will be experienced knitters there to help teach and to help problem solve if you are having challenges. This is a good time to engage in a fun hobby and a place to make new friends. If you have questions call Olde Towne at 360-777-3085 or Donna Magnuson at 360-642-7116.
ILWACO — On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grays Harbor campus at the Port of Ilwaco, come learn about how Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media can be cost effective marketing tools for a business. Sponsored by the Pacific County Economic Development Council, the cost is $25 person for this class taught by Misty Lambrecht of Webfoot Marketing and Design. Call 360-875-9330 or 360-642-9330 to reserve your seat now.
ILWACO — If you are interested in an enjoyable, in-depth boating safety course, check out the Boating Safely class on Saturday, Oct. 28 offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 62. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (arrive at 8:15 a.m. for registration). This Washington Boating Safely class will lead to a boater education card upon successful completion. The Boater Education Card will also save money on boat insurance. Cost for the class is $10 and includes class manual and handouts. Topics include safe boating laws, personal watercraft requirements, boat safety equipment, navigation rules and navigating rivers, avoiding collisions, kinds of boating accidents, rescues and other boating emergencies and boating tips. Information on coldwater survival is included. The class format includes videos, discussion, and free resources on boating safety. Qualified instructors teach the class in a positive, relaxed and informative classroom environment. You can also make arrangements with the Auxiliary to conduct courtesy vessel examinations. Learn the keys to staying safe while enjoying boating. To pre-register or for further information about this mandatory boater education class, contact Elena Righettini, 360-642-0039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAYMOND — Steve Hamilton brings his magic act to Raymond in two performances the weekend before Halloween, one for kids, the other for adults and both at the historic Raymond Theatre, 323 Third Street. Steve The Pretty Good, as he’s known in magic, appears first Saturday, Oct. 28, in a family-friendly ‘Hocus Pocus’ event aimed at adults. Tailored for Halloween, the performance begins at 7 p.m., with tickets at $10, payable at the door. Saturday’s event also will feature “Goodies to Go” which includes fall baked goods such as cupcakes, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin breads, apple pies, etc. It’s a great chance to catch some mouth-watering goodies made by local bakers. On Sunday, Oct. 29, Steve The Pretty Good brings kid-level comedy to a Sunday Afternoon Live for Youth (SALY) event. This performance begins at 2 p.m., again at the Raymond Theatre. Tickets are $5; children must bring a responsible adult. More information is available through SAL’s website, www.sundayafternoonlive.org.
NASELLE — The Naselle Friends of the Timberland Library will be having a Community Soup Supper Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Naselle Lutheran Church located at 308 Knappton Rd, Naselle. A variety of soups and bread from the Blue Scorcher will be served. All donations will go towards children’s books and periodicals. For information please contact person April Zimmerman 360-465-2168 or email@example.com
OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Community Church at 26709 Vernon Avenue in Ocean Park is opening their doors for a wonderful program by a choir from Uganda Africa. The “Great I Am Tour” event is set for Oct. 29 beginning at 10 a.m. For information go to www.iamfamily.org or call 360-665-4548.
OCEAN PARK — Peninsula Baptist Church at 23802 Pacific Highway in Ocean Park is hosting a safe, fun trunk or treat event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. For more information call 360-665-5060 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KLIPSAN — Trick or Treating at Golden Sands Assisted Living, 21608 O Lane in Klipsan Beach. Visit on Tuesday, Oct. 31, Halloween night for Trick or Treating from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Food donations will be accepted for the Ocean Park Food Bank. For information call Pam at 360-665-0190.
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.
Author Pyle presents
ILWACO — On Sunday, Nov. 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Robert Michael Pyle, local author and conservationist, will be signing copies of and reading from the re-release of his book “Where Bigfoot Walks” at Time Enough Books at the Port of Ilwaco. Call 360-642-7667. Light refreshments will be served.
CATHLAMET — Vendors are needed for one-day Christmas bazaar, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. James Family Center, 1134 Columbia Street in Cathlamet. Call Christie at 360-849-4489 or Maureen 360-849-4557.
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 email@example.com. Applications are also available online at www.pnwmg.org.