Wednesday, May 23

Free CPR

    OCEAN PARK - In recognition of National EMS Week, Pacific County Fire District No. 1 will teach a free CPR class beginning at noon on Wednesday, May 23 at the Ocean Park Eagles at 1412 262nd St. For information you can call Connie at 665-4451

Chair yoga

    NASELLE — On May 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., adults are invited to Naselle Timberland Library for chair yoga with Terrie Powers, certified yoga teacher and Lakshmi Voelker, also a certified chair yoga teacher. Enjoy an evening of Hatha Yoga, combining yoga exercises (asanas) to tone, strengthen and align the body with breathing techniques (pranayama) to quiet the mind. Chair yoga adapts traditional yoga poses for sitting, so anyone can do it regardless of age or physical condition. Wear comfortable clothing and come with an empty stomach. For more information call 484-3877.

READY!  Seminar for Parents

    LONG BEACH — READY! for Kindergarten seminars for parents of children ages 0 to 3 will provide you with information about how your child learns, as well as materials and activities you can use at home to make learning easy and fun. These seminars will be held at the Early Childhood Center at 305 5th Street SE, next to Long Beach School. Attendees will go home with some wonderful free toys! From noon to 1:30 p.m., May 23, parents of children ages 0 to 12 months should attend; from 9:30 a.m. to        11 a.m., on May 25, parents of children ages 1 to 2 years old should attend; and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., also on May 25, parents of children ages 2 to 3 years old should attend. Please call Rosanne at 642-8586 for more information and to reserve your free spot!

Authors’ Showcase

    ILWACO — From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., May 23 at the Olde Towne Trading Post in Ilwaco there will be a gathering of writers and listeners. Everyone is welcome to share and hear original stories and poems in progress, or perhaps even some previously published! Coffee and goodies available at        6 p.m. Readings begin at 6:30 p.m. The theme of this gathering revolves around traveling, trips taken, adventures and/or misadventures and more. For more information you can call Jan at 642-4932.

Neptune Classic Movies

    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 May 23 is “Against All Flags,” starring Errol Flynn, Maureen O’Hara, Anthony Quinn. 1952. 84 min.

Thursday, May 24

Blood Drive

    ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at the hospital located at 174 First Avenue North in Ilwaco, on Thursday, May 24, from 1 p.m. to       6 p.m. Blood products are routinely transfused to those with cancer and other diseases, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, and accident and trauma victims.  One donation can help save up to three lives, according to the Red Cross. Those interested in donating can schedule an appointment by calling Geri Marcus at Ocean Beach Hospital at 642-6405, or schedule online at, code: oceanbeach.

Free Thursdays

    ILWACO — Thanks to the generous support of the Port of Ilwaco, you can visit the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco on Thursdays free of charge. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Bring the family and come see what treasures our local museum has to offer.


    ILWACO — Ilwaco Toastmasters group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., the first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month at the Ilwaco Community Building. Another Toastmasters group meets from noon to 1 p.m., on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 139 Howerton in Ilwaco (at the Port of Ilwaco). Attendees will learn about public speaking, listening and leadership. Call 503-791-2806 or go to for information.

Friday, May 25

Library book sale

    OCEAN PARK — Friends of The Ilwaco-Ocean Park Libraries’ used book sale will be held May 25, May 26 and May 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ocean Park Timberland Library.  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.

Humane Society Grrrage Sale

    LONG BEACH — The South Pacific County Humane Society is holding their annual garage sale on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at l6l5 Pacific Avenue N, in Long Beach. They are accepting donations at the same location Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please call Mike Litawa at the Breakers 642-4414 for special arrangements for large items. This is a no-kill shelter and all money collected will go to the feeding and sheltering of animals.

St. Mary’s rummage sale

    SEAVIEW — St. Mary Altar Society is holding their annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on May 25 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on May 26. There will be raffle tickets available for great prizes and a $1 bag sale on May 26 (after mass) and on May 27 (after mass). Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 21 through May 24. In addition, lunch will be available. For further information call Julie Harris at 665-3008.

Farmers Market

    LONG BEACH — The Columbia Pacific Farmers Market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., every Friday in downtown Long Beach. Come check out the wide variety of homegrown foods and flowers, and the onsite prepared goodies.  There will also be music by George Coleman and fun, so come downtown and enjoy.


    LONG BEACH — The Elks Lodge at 110 N. Pacific Hwy., in Long Beach has open pinochle games each Friday beginning at 12:30 p.m., in a back room of the lodge. The cost is $1.50 and you need not be a member to play. Call 642-2749 or 541-601-2542 with questions.

Saturday, May 26

Market open

    ILWACO — Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco is open every Saturday, rain or shine, all summer long from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come on down and shop for farm fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, plants, flowers and all manner of seafood, or just enjoy a stroll along the waterfront in Ilwaco.


    LONG BEACH — On Saturday, May 26 and May 27, come to downtown Long Beach and enjoy free horse and wagon rides around town, performances by the Beard’s Hollow Pirates, a sidewalk chalk art contest and music by Robert Richter.


    LONG BEACH — The Cribbage Club meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Tavern in Long Beach. 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, May 27

Flower baskets

    PENINSULA — The Ilwaco High School class of 2012 continues to sell flower bowls and baskets. Prices for hanging baskets are $28 each or two or more $25 each; 14-inch flower bowls are $20 each or $18 for two or more bowls. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2012 Substance Free Graduation Party. Bowls contain alyssum, dianthus, dusty miller, geranium, lobelia, marigold, pansy, petunia, salvia, snapdragon, verbena and viola. Baskets are filled with Bacopa (Creeping Charlie), Nemesaia, Sanvatalia, Calibrachoa, geranium, New Guinea Impatiens, Fuchsia, Verbena and Petunia. Plants will be available for pick up in early June. Please contact Sheryl Schisler at 306-607-1380; Sabrina Coffin at 244-2792; or Leslie Allgaier at 503-929-7400.

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day

    PENINSULA — On Monday, May 28, the American Legion and Auxiliary Don R. Grable Post and Unit No. 48, the Elks Lodge B.P.O.E., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars will observe Memorial Day.  Observances will begin with raisings of the American Flag at Oysterville Cemetery at 8:45 a.m., Ocean Park Cemetery at 9:15 a.m., and Lone Fir Cemetery at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., the main program at the Ilwaco Cemetery will be held, followed by a program at the Black Lake Memorial in Ilwaco. Following that program, attendees are invited to enjoy lunch and a speaker at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. For further information please call Post Commander Dick Wallace at 642-4188 or Unit President Connie Soditus at 665-6626. Everyone is welcome to attend and honor those who have answered the final call of their country.

Holiday closures

    PENINSULA — All city, county and state offices, as well as all banks and credit unions, along with the Chinook Observer and all branches of the Timberland Regional Library will be closed for the holiday. All will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 29.

AA meetings

    OCEAN PARK and SEAVIEW — Alcoholics Anonymous has two group meetings on the Peninsula. The Ocean Park group meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Ocean Park Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place on Mondays and Fridays. The second group meets seven days a week at 6:30 a.m., noon and 8 p.m., at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. For more information you can call 642-2902 or go to

Tuesday, May 29

Masonic meeting

    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.

Wednesday, May 30

Commercial fishermen course

    ASTORIA — On May 30 and May 31 from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., the MERTS campus of Clatsop Community College is offering a drill conductor course on marine safety and survival training. The class is free but pre-registration if required. Topics of instruction include: personal safety gear, personal safety kits, safety regulations, onboard drills, dewatering pumps, USCG rescue, preparation for emergencies, cold water survival skills, hypothermia, an in-water practicum, patching and plugging, marine fire fighting, immersion suits and personal floatation devices, signals, EPIRBs and much more. Call 503-240-9337 or 503-240-9373 to register today.

Neptune Classic Movies

    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 May 30 is “Cactus Flower,” starring Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn. 1969. 105 min.

Future Events

Visitors bureau meeting

    LONG BEACH — The public is invited to attend the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau annual membership meeting on Thursday, May 31. It will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the World Kite Museum located at 303 Sid Snyder Drive SW, Long Beach. Light refreshments will be served. Please R.S.V.P. to Dierdre at 642-2400 or if you plan to attend.

LB Merchants

    LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Merchants Association meets Friday, June 1 at 8 a.m., at Benson’s Restaurant, 504 S Pacific Ave., in Long Beach. For more information call Steven Linhart at 642-5625.

Meals on Wheels fundraiser

    RAYMOND — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held Friday, June 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 324 Jackson Street in Raymond. The dinner will benefit Pacific County Senior Center and Meals on Wheels Program. Dinner is $5 a plate and includes spaghetti with Monica’s special sauce, green salad with Italian dressing, garlic French bread, ultimate chocolate cake and a beverage. There will be a silent auction with local artisans’ artwork. Come to dinner and see the new facility.

Dollars for Scholars

    SKAMOKAWA — Mark your calendars for June 2 for the 12th annual Derby Dollars for Scholars scholarship barbeque and sturgeon derby at the Wahkiakum County fairgrounds in Skamokawa. The 7th annual Rods and Reels Car Show will also be happening at the Skamokawa Grange Hall and the fairgrounds park. Barbequed salmon and chicken with potato salad and rolls will be served for lunch from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. You can come for lunch and enjoy the festivities as well as admire the cars at the Rods and Reels car show without entering the derby. The fishing derby will have raffle tables where you can win merchandise such as a barbecue, picnic table, camping gear, a pontoon boat and more. Raffle tables for the car show include numerous fun items too. The lucky ticket holder for each of these drawings will take home the goods! Remember the more you enter the better your odds. A silent auction will be occurring throughout the day with the high bid announced during the awards presentation and raffle drawing beginning at 4:30 p.m. All proceeds from the Sturgeon Derby and Rods and Reels car show are used for scholarships for the Wahkiakum and Naselle Grays-River Valley High School students. Remember that this is an event to raise funds for scholarships to help our graduates and many lucky individuals will win prizes doing just that.

Authors at the Playhouse

    ILWACO — Tom Hallman, Jr., Pulitzer prize-winning journalist for The Oregonian, will be the featured reader at the River City Playhouse fundraising event, Sunday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Five local authors, including: Karen Bertroch, Jan Bono, Patty Hardin, Kevin Heimbigner and Mandy Metzger, will also be sharing their work. Admission is a $5 donation, and refreshments will be available for purchase. This event promises to be a fun night out, and it’s for a great cause! Please come support your local community playhouse! For more information, call Bono at 642-4932.

AARP meeting

    KLIPSAN — The next monthly meeting of AARP is June 4 at noon at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. This is a potluck meeting. Call Doris Shoemaker at 642-2205 for more information.

Hazard sirens testing

    SOUTH BEND — The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will test the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens on Monday, June 4, 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.

ENCORE Lunch Bunch

    ILWACO — OleBob’s Galley Café at 151 Howerton Way in the Port of Ilwaco, is the site of the June 5 Lunch Bunch gathering of ENCORE (Experience New Concepts of Retirement Education). The group meets at      12:30 p.m., and guests and visitors are welcome at this no-host get together. The theme for June is “Know Your Local Fish.” For more information about ENCORE, please call and leave a message at 503 338-2566.

C.G. Auxiliary

    CAPE D — The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m., at Cape Disappointment. Anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. For information call Lee LaFollette at 665-6882.

Grief support

    SEAVIEW — A Grief Support Group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m., in the fireside room at Peninsula Church Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview. Call 800-772-1319 if you have questions, or just come to this support group.

Plant Sale

    SEASIDE — Sou’Wester Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale and garden marketplace from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Seaside. Admission is free. Garden club members have been transplanting their favorite plants, growing vegetables, hydrangea bushes and flowers. Many gardeners have multiple talents which they will showcase including fresh foods, produce, jams, baked items, garden crafts and our popular antique glass garden totems. In addition to the plant sale, there will be a silent auction for garden art and specialty items, a scholarship raffle for two reclining lawn chairs along with an indoor/outdoor area rug. Raffle tickets are available for $1 each or six for $5. For more information call 971-221-4680, cell.

Carman Live In Concert

    ILWACO — Sunday, June 10 at 4 p.m., one of Christian music’s most well known artists is coming to Ilwaco. This unique and powerful talent is coming to the Peninsula, appearing at Pacific Bible Church (on the hill above Black Lake in Ilwaco). Admission is only $10. Tickets are selling fast.  Seating is limited, but all ticket holders are guaranteed seating. A love offering will be received. Carman has sold millions of CDs and DVDs, starred in the hit movie “The Champion,” and was named Billboard Magazine’s Artist of the Decade. For more information or to purchase your tickets call Diane at 244-9126 or Pacific Bible Church at 642-4844. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity — Carman in concert!

Monte Carlo Night

    LONG BEACH — Place your bets on the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula and everyone wins at Monte Carlo night set for June 12 at the Lost Roo in Long Beach, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission tickets are $50 each and $100 for Texas Hold’em. Your ticket purchase includes one free drink, a tapas bar and $25 in scrip to play gaming tables (blackjack, craps, roulette). Drawings for special baskets donated by local businesses, a 50/50 raffle, plus another for a big screen TV will be offered. Admission tickets are on sale at the Boys & Girls Club administration office at the Black Lake Community Center in Ilwaco, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are tax deductible, and all participation will help support the only rural club left in the nation. For more information please call 642-8668 or visit their website at

Garlic Festival seeks local vendors

    OCEAN PARK — Known over the years for everything garlic (including ice cream), the Northwest Garlic Festival also has local seafood cuisine and handcrafted merchandise. The 2012 Garlic Festival runs June 16 and June 17, and is located at Wilson Field, just two blocks south of Bay Avenue on Sandridge Road in Ocean Park.  Vendors and artisans may register for a booth through the OPACC’s website,, or by stopping in at the Chamber office Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to     3 p.m. (1715 Bay Avenue, Ocean Park). A 10x10 site costs $100 for the two-day, outdoor event.  Sites with electricity run $125. There are discounts for multiple spaces and the deadline to register and pay is May 23, or until all spaces are filled. In order to participate in the annual festival, vendors and artisans are required to sell items inspired by garlic and are urged to keep the festival motto in mind, “It’s Chic to Reek.” Because the festival limits the number of booths carrying similar merchandise, it is best to register early to guarantee a spot. For more information on the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce and all other events happening during the year, visit

Doggie Olympics

    LONG BEACH — The next Doggie Olympics is set for Saturday, June 16 at the Bolstad beach approach in Long Beach. Not just for purebred dogs, the Doggie Olympics is for all dogs including those of questionable parentage, and will include a variety of fun events such as the Rip Van Winkle sleep off; dunking for dogs, peanut butter lick doggie dash and many more. Pre-registration begins on Friday, June 15. Call 642-2400 for information or visit

Friends of Chinook

    CHINOOK — Mark your calendar for the Friends of Chinook School annual meeting at 7 p.m. June 18 at the Chinook School gymnasium. For information call Connie at 777-8859.

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