WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14Diabetes meeting
ILWACO - Beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, learn how you can live a healthier life from someone with diabetes who has been and is there. The program is at Ocean Beach Hospital in rooms A and B on the second floor. Call Denise Ross at 642-3181 with any questions.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Elementary is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair daily through Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday, Nov. 15. The Book Fair will help raise funds for purchasing books for the school library. Parents, children, teachers and the community are invited to the Scholastic Book Fair at Ocean Park Elementary.
SEAVIEW - Caregivers Support Group meets at a new location on Nov. 14 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1202 262nd Place (Park and 262nd) in Ocean Park. For more information call Don at 642-3787, ext. 226.
NASELLE - From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, Nancy Bell Anderson will give a presentation on the Columbia River's "Ellis Island" at Naselle Timberland Library. The presentation will include an explanation of the historical significance of Knappton Cove, the site where the Columbia River Quarantine Station was established in 1899. A display of artifacts and a slide show of vintage photos taken at the site will augment the presentation.
ASTORIA - The Astoria Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meet at 11:30 a.m., Nov. 14 at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. Kathleen Morlock will present a program on Depression glass. Members and women interested in membership are invited to attend. Contact Regent Sue Glen at 503-861-0574 for reservations and information.
OCEAN PARK - From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday join quilters in the Christian Education Building on the Park Avenue entrance at Ocean Park United Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place in Ocean Park. If you love to quilt or want to learn to quilt, come check this group out. For more information call Jeri at 665-6113.
Medicare Part D
LONG BEACH - The Information and Assistance office of the Olympic Area Agency on Aging at 1715A North Pacific Highway in Long Beach is offering a Medicare Part D walk-in clinic every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call 642-3634.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library is hosting after-school adventures from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 14 for children in first through sixth grades. Join Susan Carney for the best in new books and a hands-on craft project.
OCEAN PARK - From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 15, adults are invited to Ocean Park Timberland Library for the monthly remembering aloud gathering which encourages people to exchange their life stories from a highlighted era using memory starters such as music, photos, video, objects and writing prompts. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries.
LONG BEACH - Every Thursday night from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., is "Spaghetti Night at The Long Beach Elks." Dinner includes salad and garlic bread for only $5. The public is welcome.
Wood cutting permits
LEADBETTER - Wood cutting permits are available at the Cape Disappointment State Park office. They are $25 each. The wood is located at Leadbetter Point State Park. Call 642-3078 for more information.
FRIDAYSt. James bazaar
CATHALMET - Lingonberries and Scandinavian baked goods are some of the features of the annual St. James holiday bazaar to be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. St. James Family Center, a non-profit agency serving children and families. There will be homemade soup, salads, breads and desserts availables. You will find everything from antique jewelry to collectibles, to books, handmade items, wood turned items, fused glass, candles, soaps, quilted items and a large bake sale. You don't want to miss this one! For further details contact Rachael at 360-849-4181.
ILWACO - During November the Ocean Beach Hospital Nursing Department is sponsoring a non-perishable food drive hoping to gather 1,000-plus items which will go to support our local community food banks. Bring your donations to the hospital and place them in the designated food drop boxes located in the lobby at the hospital. For more information, call Anita at 642-6400.
NASELLE - From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nov. 16, Naselle Timberland Library is hosting games day for children. Challenge your friends and family or yourself with fun and games at the library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library.
OCEAN PARK - AA meets every Monday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean Park United Methodist Church located at 1202 262nd Place in Ocean Park. For more information call 642-8449.
SATURDAYOysters & Art
ILWACO - On Nov. 17, the Peninsula Rotary Club is sponsoring the third annual Oysters and Art Benefit at the Inn at Harbour Village in Ilwaco. The event will include a wide array of light hors d'oeuvres plus a live and silent auction featuring local and regional artists. This is a benefit for three local organizations providing children's programs - the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula, the Children's Dentistry Program at the Family Health Center at North Beach and the Peninsula Arts Association Youth Scholarship program. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will be directed to international children's programs with which the local Rotary Club is aligned. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at Sweet Williams on BayAve. in Ocean Park, from the office ofbeachdog.com in Long Beach and at the Baker Bay Gallery in Ilwaco. Tickets and additional information can also be obtained from David George at 642-3400 or Barbara Sweany at 665-6376.
Willapa NWR Meeting
ILWACO - The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Board of Directors is having their monthly board meeting beginning at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Refuge Headquarters located at 3888 State Route 101 in Ilwaco. Following the board meeting the annual meeting of Friends of the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 pm. All Friends members and the public are welcome to attend. Please R.S.V.P. your attendance to Katherine Driscoll at 783-2699 or email@example.com.
PENINSULA - Help Sisters of Grace reach out to our community during this Thanksgiving holiday season by donating non-perishable goods used to cook a Thanksgiving meal. Drop box locations are at The Bank of Pacific in Naselle, Ilwaco, Long Beach and Ocean Park, Chinook Coffee Company, Ilwaco Market, Sid's Supermarket, Pacific County Department of Community Development in Long Beach and Okie's Sentry Market. Cash donations can be deposited to a Sisters of Grace account at any branch of The Bank of Pacific to help purchase the perishable items to assemble as many Thanksgiving baskets as possible. Sisters of Grace is a newly formed nonprofit humanitarian organization for the purpose of providing educational, social, spiritual and practical needs to those in our community and around the world. If you would like to help assemble or distribute baskets or if you know of someone who has a special need please e-mail Sisters of Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILWACO - Take your business to the next level by attending a workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Grays Harbor College's Columbia Center at the Port of Ilwaco. The presenter is Erik Stewart, who is the business advisor for the Small Business Development Center located in Grays Harbor. With more than 30 years of extensive business experience, he will help businesses learn to develop a strategic plan for positive growth. The cost is $35 per person, which includes lunch. Space is limited. Register by contacting Teri Dodson at 642-9433 or e-mail email@example.com.
OCEAN PARK - A holiday bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. Come get Thanksgiving treats and great Christmas gifts. Shop for baked goods for the holidays, gift items, small antiques, collectibles and tickets for an antique quilt raffle. Fresh coffee and pastries will be available also.
"Fiddler on the Roof"
PENINSULA - Auditions for Peninsula Players spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 N Place in Seaview and on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Ocean Park Methodist Church at 262nd and Park. Time for both days are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There are parts for men, women, and young adults. Those wishing to try out should come prepared with a song of choice (an accompanist will be available) and know they will be asked to read a monologue chosen by the director and do movement as directed by the choreographer. Photographs will be taken. Rehearsal and performance schedules will be discussed at the auditions. The play is scheduled for March.
SEAVIEW - Vince Wixon, Northwest educator and poet, will read poetry at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Two of Wixon's poems have been nominated for a Pushcard Prize. Wixon imparts poems of place. Those places include his beloved Northwest and recollections of his early years in the Midwest. There is no charge for the reading, which is open to the public. Call 642-2442 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks serves breakfast every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. On the menu is eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausage, toast or biscuit. The price is just $4 and includes coffee, tea and tax. Parking is in the back next to the post office.
PENINSULA - The local chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is holding their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. The featured speaker is Barbara Haines Howett who will cover the topic, "Courage to Create: Making the Writing Life Happen." The meeting is open to all. Then on Nov. 20 at noon at the senior center, Howett will discuss her book, "Ladies of the Borobudur," which is AAUW's book club selection for the month. Guests are welcome but need to bring their own lunch to the discussion.
OCEAN PARK - Students at Ocean Park Elementary are selling cookie dough beginning Nov. 19. All orders must be in by Nov. 30 and will be delivered to the school on Dec. 7. They must be picked up between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Dec. 7. The students who are top sellers will be treated to a special pizza lunch with the principal in addition to earning some great prizes. Call 665-4815 for more information.
SEAVIEW - The Seaview Democratic Precinct No. 1 meets on Monday, Nov. 19 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pacific County Transit Building in Seaview. Guest speaker is Pat Gardner, Pacific County Auditor. Call Pat Donnelly at 642-2130.
Workshop - Part D
KLIPSAN - Beginning at 2:45 p.m., on Nov. 19 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center, 21603 "O" Lane in Ocean Park, the Olympic Area Agency on Aging is holding an informational workshop to discuss the many options availableunder Medicare Part D in 2008. The O3A staff are well versed in the processes and will be available to assist those who need it.
NASELLE - ESA Alpha Theta holds their monthly business meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Naselle Timberland Library. Attendees should remember to bring stuffed animals.
ILWACO - Turkey tales is the theme of the stories to be told from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at Ilwaco Timberland Library for all ages. Stories, rhymes, songs and movement games will focus on children age six and younger. Pajamas may be worn. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK - The Do Nothing Club is looking for a few good men. The group meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. You can play cribbage, shoot pool or sit around and just grouse if you want. We are great grousers. Meet and make some new friends. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21Flu shots
LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Health Department is holding a flu shot clinic on Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. This is a walk in clinic at 605 S. Oregon Street in Long Beach. The shots are $20. The health department will bill Medicare or Medicaid. For more information call 642-9349.
OCEAN PARK - English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at 6:30 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday at Ocean Park United Methodist Church, located at 1202 262nd Place. For more information call Marya at 642-3475.
SEAVIEW - Ocean Beach Presbyterian Church Bell Choir practices are Wednesdays, at 5:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center. This is an ecumenical choir and ringers of all backgrounds are welcome to participate. Ability to read music is helpful. For further information call 642-4674.
FUTURE EVENTSDay of Thanks
ILWACO - The Inn at Harbour Village is hosting the second annual Community Day of Thanks on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thanks to support and donations from the community and with the help of volunteers, the Inn will provide a home-cooked dinner and more for anyone wishing to attend. Donations and volunteers are still needed. If you can lend a hand with transportation, with serving or with cleanup, your help is needed. Donations can be mailed to The Inn at Harbour Village, P.O. Box 861, Ilwaco, WA 98624. Phone Genita at 642-3482 or Russell at 642-5141 for more information.
LONG BEACH - On Nov. 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you are invited to the 7th Annual Help Feed the Hungry Holiday Bazaar at the Edgewater Inn on Sid Snyder Drive in Long Beach. Money will be donated to Peninsula F.I.S.H., and donations are accepted at the door. If you wish, you can mail your donation to Peninsula F.I.S.H. Emergency Services, P.O. Box 484, Ilwaco, WA 98624. For more information call 360-484-3945.
PENINSULA - A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, pending marine toxin tests, with digging allowed between noon and midnight. Low tides adjusted for Pacific beaches those days are as follows: Friday, Nov. 23, 5:31 p.m. -1.4 and Saturday, Nov. 24, 6:21 p.m. -1.7. 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.
Santa's in town
LONG BEACH - You better watch out - at 3 p.m. on Nov. 24, Santa Claus will be in downtown Long Beach to meet all the good little boys and girls. The community tree lighting ceremony is at 6 p.m. near the gazebo. Get in the spirit of the holidays in downtown Long Beach.
FORT COLUMBIA - Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation is hosting a celebration of lights fundraising event on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Fort Columbia Park. The silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., and the live auction at 7 p.m. Enjoy festive live music, delicious hors d'oeuvres and a beverage. Open to all.
NASELLE - Vendors are invited to reserve a table now for the Naselle Congregational Church Annual Christmas Bazaar and Lunch to be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the church. Vendors wishing to rent a table are asked to call Shirley Grabenhorst at 360-484-3412. Vendor space is limited for the bazaar, which will feature such items as baked goods, crafts, quilts and rugs, so early reservations for table spaces will be appreciated.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park United Methodist Church, located at 1202 262nd Place is holding their annual Christmas Bazaar and cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Dec. 1. A beautiful blue quilt will be raffled at that time. Raffle tickets are now on sale for $1 per ticket or six for $5. Tickets will be on sale at Curves in Ocean Park and from several members of the church. A soup and sandwich luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Christian Education building located at the Park street entrance. For more information regarding the bazaar or tickets call Joyce at 665-2598 or Alice 665-3282.
KLIPSAN - The South Pacific County Humane Society's annual champagne holiday brunch is Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling 642-1800, 665-6395 or 642-8034. Come enjoy great food with great friends while you help support a great cause.
Birds of Cape D
LONGVIEW - Willapa Hills Audubon Society invites you to join them for light refreshments, friendly chatter, and a program, on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Jon Schmidt, the Interpretive Specialist from Cape Disappointment State Park will present "The Birds of Cape Disappointment: 1900." Through slides, old maps and historic photos, Schmidt shares discoveries of past explorers. The public is welcome to this free program to be held in the Longview Library downstairs auditorium at 1600 Louisiana in Longview. Refreshments will be served at 6:15 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:45 p.m. sharp.
LEADBETTER - The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is citizen-science at its best. From dusk to dawn on Saturday, Dec. 15, you can help with this effort, whether you have ever gone birdwatching or not. More eyes are needed for that day. You can point out where you see birds and experts in your group can do the identifying. This is your chance to help collect the information that will direct decisions in future, decisions that will affect how much natural beauty, including birds, remains for future generations. To be placed in a group for the day, or to volunteer to count at your feeder, call: Alan Richards at 484-7119.
ILWACO - The Port of Ilwaco wants your old, unusable crab pots! They are going to build the world's tallest crab pot Christmas tree and will need a lot of crab pots to get there. Crab pots can be dropped off at the Ilwaco boatyard, where they will be stored until they start building the tree. The Port also needs gillnets to use as swag on the tree and floats for ornaments. Ideas for "crab carols" are also welcome. To add to the fun, staff at the Guinness Book of World Records has been contacted. For more information call Carla Nelson at 642-7667 or the Port office at 642-3143.