WednesdayAuditor's office hours LONG BEACH - Until further notice, the Pacific County licensing agency office (Auditor's office) located in the County Services Building, will be open three day a week - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - starting Nov. 4. Hours on these days will be from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed from noon to 1 p.m. for the noon break.Art on display LONG BEACH - Members of the Peninsula Arts Association aredisplaying their work at area businesses during the month of November, with pieces by Barbara Martin at the Chinook Observer and Elizabeth Bonn at The Ark. The drawings and paintings of Ilwaco High School art students continue to brighten up the walls of the Ilwaco Timberland Library during this month. The public is invited to stop by these businesses to view the work of these talented artists.Preschool story time OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Fall Preschool Story Time from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 6 for children ages 3 to 6 years old. Join storyteller Susan Carney for stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board games, and more.Bond meeting ILWACO - Join us tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center for another bond meeting. All community members are encouraged to participate. For more information, call Garnette Sutherland at 642-4802.Student art show ILWACO - Ilwaco High School students of art instructor Brigid Stucki are exhibiting their artwork at Ilwaco Timberland Library during the months of October and November. The library is very proud to display the art done by these students from the junior high and high school levels, and encourages the public to stop in to view the work of these talented young people.Native artists show LONGVIEW - The contemporary work of 12 prominent Northwest Native artists will be on display in the Art Gallery, located in Main 115 at Lower Columbia College in Longview from Nov. 6 through Nov. 27. The gallery is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; it is closed on Fridays. The display will include prints, masks, sculpture, clay, baskets, carved wood and ivory, ceramic, cast bronze, cedar bark clothing, dolls, and much more. For more information, call (360) 442-2510.ThursdayLB planning meeting LONG BEACH - The next Long Beach City Planning Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall building. A hearing on the Merrill project will take place directly after the planning meeting.Toddler Thursdays OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Toddler Thursday from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 7 for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Join Susan Carney for stories, songs, surprises, and simple literary and language development activities.Adult CPR/first aid ILWACO - The local office of The American Red Cross is holding a CPR and First-Aid class on Nov. 7. Rudy Deswart will be the instructor. This class will meet requirements for WISHA and OSHA for workplaces. Class size is limited to 12 participants. The cost is $20 for one class or $30 for both. Please pre-register and pre-pay either in person or by mail. The office is located at 301 Spruce Street; mailing address is P.O. Box 186, Ilwaco WA 98624. For information call Rudy at 642-5766.'The Sound of Music' ILWACO - Ilwaco High School will be performing "The Sound of Music" in the Hilltop Auditorium in Ilwaco on the following dates: Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.; Nov. 14 through Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.; and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for this outstanding event at the Ilwaco High School, 642-3731 or at Peninsula Pharmacies in Ilwaco 642-3133, Long Beach 642-3200 or Ocean Park 665-5181. Tickets purchased in advance will be $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and children. (At the door they will be $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and children.) Come enjoy!AWANA Games OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Community Church at 268th and Vernon Avenue in Ocean Park, continues to offer the AWANA program, which is geared for third through sixth graders, on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The "T and T" program, which stands for truth and training, invites new attendees every week. Call 665-4548 for more information. Council on Aging SHELTON - The Olympic Area Agency on Aging Council of Governments meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the WSU extension office in Shelton The agenda will include review of caseload data. This meeting is open to the public. Occasionally these meetings will be changed to a conference call on short notice, so if you want to participate, please call Carol Ann Laase at (360) 379-5064 or (800) 801-0050 for updated information. Friday'Ocian in View' ILWACO - "Ocian in View," a cultural and historic enrichment weekend focusing on the Lewis and Clark expedition will be held Nov. 8 through Nov. 11. The weekend will offer lectures and bus tours of Station Camp and other historic Lewis and Clark sites around the Peninsula. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures in the series will be held at The Ilwaco Heritage Museum beginning at 7 p.m. each night. An admission donation of $5 is requested. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and seating is on a first come basis. On Friday, Nov. 8, Dr. Peter Onuf, a specialist on Jefferson will present an insightful analysis of President Jefferson's long interest in the West and how his ideas shaped the Lewis and Clark expedition. Come learn how this expedition accomplished diverse goals of science, peace, commerce and expansion.Tokeland sampler TOKELAND - The Grayland Children's Hospital Auxiliary and the Tokeland Hotel are co-sponsoring the 9th annual Tokeland Country Sampler, a fine arts and crafts sale on Friday, Nov. 8, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Tokeland Hotel. Fabulous finery, holiday decor and luscious local food items will be displayed and sold in the public areas of the hotel. Auxiliary members will staff the sale and a portion of all proceeds will help provide medical care for local area children at Children's Hospital in Seattle. The hotel staff will be serving their usual delectable meals during the sale - breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available.Sign language class LONG BEACH - Peninsula Learns announces a beginning American Sign Language class to begin on Friday, Nov. 1, and run for ten weeks. The classes will be held at the Hilltop School Library from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm. The cost for the 10 week program is $70 ($7 per class). Patrick McConahay, who is also the instructor at Clatsop Community College, will teach the basics in a fun and informative way. If you've ever had the inclination to learn sign language, this class is for you! Questions? Call Ann at 642-8448 or Carla at 642-3280.SaturdayMore 'Ocian in View' ILWACO - "Ocian in View," a cultural and historic enrichment weekend focusing on the Lewis and Clark expedition will be held Nov. 8 through Nov. 11. The weekend will offer lectures and bus tours of Station Camp and other historic Lewis and Clark sites around the Peninsula. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures in the series will be held at The Ilwaco Heritage Museum beginning at 7 p.m. each night. An admission donation of $5 is requested. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and seating is on a first come basis. On Saturday, Nov. 9, Amy Mossett, a Mandan/Hidatsa tribal member and board member of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council will present a program on the life of Sacagawea from the perspective of her heritage. Mossett has been a guest at The White House for ceremonies honoring Sacagawea. She will be dressed in traditional native attire and will focus on the contributions Sacagawea made to the expedition and explore the mystery and myth which encompassed her life as one of the most celebrated members of the expedition. On Nov. 9, 10, and 11, historian Rex Ziak will lead bus tours of the Lewis and Clark campsites along the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. This four-hour tour will offer opportunities to get off the bus and tour campsites with an expert guide. The fee for the tour is $20 and space is limited. For information concerning space availability and reservations call the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau at 642-2400.Chinook council ILWACO - The Chinook Tribal Council will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum. The regular meeting will start at 11 a.m., with our regular potluck luncheon to follow. The Tribal Office is holding a mini-food drive for the November and December meetings to supplement the food bank. Please contribute a can of food if you are able.Cranberry affair LONG BEACH - There will be a Cranberry Tasting Affair, Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Cranberry Museum and Gift Shop, 2907 Pioneer Road, Long Beach. Just in time for the holiday season, enjoy a sampling of cranberry products, cranberry vine wreath-making, cranberry recipes, and more.Open house and history KNAPPTON COVE - The fifth annual "O, how Horiable is the Day" commemoration of Lewis and Clark expedition's November on the North Shore open house, hot cider and history event will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from noon until 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 10 from noon until 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Knappton Cove Heritage Center, located about three miles upriver from the north end of the Astoria/Megler bridge. Look for the old gillnet boat just east of the driveway. For additional information call Nancy Anderson at (503) 738-5206.Chamber music SEAVIEW - On Saturday Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. the Sou'wester Lodge will host its upcoming fireside evening - "An Evening with Bach and Friends" - chamber music featuring classical guitarist Owen Smith. Owen Smith has performed nationally for over twenty-five years, having been praised by Andres Segovia and Christopher Parkening. He won first place in the Master Class performance competition at Montana State University and was a prize-winner at the Portland classical guitar competition. He was awarded the prestigious Metropolitan Arts commission grant and has served on the faculties of Portland State University and Warner Pacific College. The program includes several works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Francis Couperin, Luis Milan, John Dowland, Alexander Tansman, and Issac Albeniz. Everyone is welcome. Admission is by voluntary donation to charity. Because of limited seating, however, advance reservations are advised. For information and reservations, please phone the Sou'wester at 642-2542.Open House/BBQ CHINOOK - Sea Resources Watershed Learning Center and salmon hatchery announces their annual open house and barbecue will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 from noon until 4 p.m. at the Learning Center at 70 Houchen Street in Chinook. The salmon's ancient ritual of swimming upriver to bear their young is a magnificent sight to behold. Come celebrate the salmon's return to the Chinook River. Learn about the restoration projects that are underway to restore the Chinook River watershed. Come and see the many different opportunities that are available to students in Astoria, the Long Beach Peninsula, and many surrounding areas. There will be children's activities, a spawning demonstration, and other educational events. Everyone is welcome! Food and beverage will be provided. Please R.S.V.P. by calling 777-8229.PageTurners NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion for adults from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 2. Read this month's selection, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, and share your impressions in a lively group discussion. Stop by the circulation desk to borrow a copy of the current book.SundayStuffed animals needed PACIFIC COUNTY - The Washington Pacific County Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. is sponsoring the 9th annual Care Bear Program stuffed animal drive beginning Nov. 10 through Nov. 17. The Care Bear Program provides patrol cars and hospitals with stuffed animals to be given to children who are victims of traffic accidents, domestic violence, and the like. Drop off sites for stuffed animals include the New Life Church in Ilwaco, the Fish Trap Tavern in Chinook, Leather Unlimited in Long Beach, and Chester Tavern in South Bend.Psychoanalyst to speak SEAVIEW - On Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10:45 a.m. the historic Sou'western Lodge will host a T'ink Tank, (not quite a think tank). Leading the discussion will be Dr. Elio Frattaroli, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst from Philadelphia. He studied Shakespeare at Harvard, and trained with famed Bruno Bettelheim at the University of Chicago, before turning to medicine as a career. He is on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia and is Associate Director of their Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program. He is the author of a recent book, Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain, published by Penguin Books. "Our culture is preoccupied with the physical and the external and has lost touch with the deeper needs and values of the soul," argues Dr. Elio Frattaroli." Modern psychiatry typifies this dehumanizing trend, he says, by treating human suffering as a purely chemical problem and ignoring its emotional meaning. Dr. Frattaroli advocates that instead of relying solely on pills and quick fixes. Sunday morning, using examples from Hamlet, from the "Sopranos" and from the experience of Sept. 11, he will talk about how our symptoms of depression and anxiety can be part of a personal and cultural process of healing the soul." Everyone is welcome to this informal get-together. The T'ink Tank is intelligible both to the professionals and the lay person. Admission is free. A donation of food for the needy is appreciated, but not obligatory. Because of limited seating, however advance booking is recommended. For information and reservations please phone the Sou'wester Lodge at 642-2542.MondayDemocrats meet Pacific County Democrats will meet Monday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., at the Super 8 Motel Meeting Room in Long Beach. Nominations are open for officers for the coming two year term, with elections at theDecember meeting. Discussion, of course, will be the results of the November 5th, election. The public is welcome to attend.Libraries closed PACIFIC COUNTY - All Timberland Regional Libraries will be closed Nov. 11 for the Veterans Day Holiday. Libraries will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Nov. 12.Legion luncheon ILWACO - On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, Don R. Grable, Post 48, the American Legion, will be hosting its annual Veteran's Day potluck luncheon at the legion hall in Ilwaco. The public is invited and asked to bring either a salad or dessert. Chowder is being provided by Coast Guard mess services, Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment. The guest speaker will be Capt. Tom Sparks, Commander, Coast Guard Station Group Astoria. Activities begin at noon. For additional information please contact Post Commander Mauri Smith at 665-6445 or Auxiliary President Barbara Swanson at 642-5025.River City School ILWACO - A community choir practices on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the River City School in Ilwaco. Anyone with an interest in being a part of this choir is encouraged to attend the practices. The community choir will be preparing for a holiday performance on Dec. 6 at the Hilltop School auditorium. Call 642-8707 for more information.Duplicate Bridge Club ILWACO - The Peninsula Duplicate Bridge Club plays on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Ilwaco Heritage Museum, 115 Southeast Lake St. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. All players are welcome. Contact Les Ellis at 642-3889 for more information.Quilt guild SEAVIEW - The Peninsula Quilt Guild will hold their monthly meeting Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Peninsula Christian Center in Seaview. Members and others interested in quilting are invited to attend.TuesdayArt for kids ILWACO - The River City School is offering an Art for Kids class on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Nov. 5. Taught by Susan Glick, a certified art instructor teaching in the public schools, the course has been designed to teach the basic principles of drawing in a way that is very appealing to children. Many of the lessons are guided, giving the student immediate professional results. Each lesson is a complete work of art. Tuition is $30 plus supplies for the six-week course.St. Mary's CCD class SEAVIEW - St. Mary's religious education program (CCD) for children holds classes on alternate Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The next class will be on Nov. 12. For more information, call 642-2002.Read-aloud favorites OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Read-Aloud Favorites from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Nov. 12 for children of all ages. Join mystery guest readers and Susan Carney for read-aloud favorites for the whole family.WednesdayFall preschool stories OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Fall Preschool Story Time from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13 for children ages 3 to 6 years old and their caregivers. Join librarian Susan Carney for stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board tales, and more.Crazy Crafts OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Crazy Crafts from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 13 for school age children. Join librarian Susan Carney for after-school crafts; all materials provided.Gateway friends ILWACO - Friends of the Columbia River Gateway, supporting the Long Beach Peninsula area state parks invite the public to attend its monthly meeting, Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the administration building at Fort Canby State Park.Shoalwater birders OCEAN PARK - The next meeting of the Shoalwater Birders is Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Ocean Park Library. Special guests at the meeting will be Clair and Beverly Klock. They are currently living on a small farm in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and have been involved in environmental education for the past 30 years. Their main program will focus on birds of the Columbia and Snake rivers, but will include pictures from the Antarctic, Baja and Alaska.Future EventsSpirit of place ASTORIA - The Lower Columbia Preservation Society has scheduled a lecture, "Preserving the Spirit of Place," with Robert Melnick, Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon, on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center at 16th and Exchange in Astoria. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for the lecture. Spirit of place ASTORIA - The Lower Columbia Preservation Society has scheduled a lecture, "Preserving the Spirit of Place," with Robert Melnick, Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon, on Friday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center at 16th and Exchange in Astoria. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for the lecture. Dine/auction benefit OCEAN PARK - The ReachOut Food Bank will be holding a benefit dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ocean Park Eagles Aerie No. 3602. The menu includes Donna's lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and dessert - all for only $6. Also, bring in that ugly bowl that you are ashamed to show your very best friend, and win a prize. The ugly bowls will be auctioned off with an item that will make it a whole lot prettier! So join your good friends for some good food and some good fun for a really good cause.Open mike night ILWACO - Saturday, Nov. 16 will be an open mike night at Festivals Coffee Net at Ilwaco Harbour Village. Interested musicians, readers and vocalists should call 642-2288.Book release CHINOOK - A book release party for John Kulm's new poetry book, "The Five Stages of Quitting Farming" will be held at The Sanctuary Restaurant on Sunday, Nov. 17 beginning at 1 p.m. The event will include a farm breakfast and a poetry performance by the author. For additional information, call 777-8380.Spaghetti feed PACIFIC COUNTY - The Washington Pacific County Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. will hold their annual chapter spaghetti feed on Nov. 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Chester Tavern in South Bend to raise money for the Care Bear Program. The cost of the spaghetti feed is $5 per person. The Care Bear Program provides patrol cars and hospitals with stuffed animals to be given to children who are in the hospital, in traffic accidents, domestic violence, etc..LB City Council LONG BEACH - The Long Beach City Council will meet on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.Flood control advisory meeting LONG BEACH - A regular quarterly meeting of the Flood Control Advisory Board of the Flood Control Zone District No. 1 of the Long Beach Peninsula will be held at 7 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the PUD meeting room at 9610 Sandridge Road. Dine with a harp SEAVIEW - 42nd Street Cafe at 4201 Pacific Way in Seaview, presents dine with harp music by Chef Cheri Walker on Nov. 24. For more information, call 642-2323.Thanksgiving dinner OCEAN PARK - On Nov. 27, Peninsula Assembly of God, at 26310 Ridge Avenue in Ocean Park, will once again be serving a complete turkey dinner at the church free to anyone in the community. This is done as an outreach and to say thanks to our community. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. To ensure there is enough for everyone, please obtain a free ticket in advance by contacting a church member, stopping by the church, or by calling 665-6340. Santa and tree LONG BEACH - Santa will be coming to town on Saturday, Nov. 30. He will be available from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The lighting of the community tree will take place at 6 p.m. that same day. Watch for more information to come.'Nutcracker' tickets ASTORIA - Tickets to Little Ballet Theatre's full production of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" went on sale Saturday, Nov. 2 at Dugan's Hardware, 1665 E. Harbor, Warrenton. Ballet performances are Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. in the Astoria High School Auditorium. Tickets will also be available at the door. Prices are: general admission, $10; child and senior (65 and over), $5; family (2 adults and up to 3 children), $25; patron, $20; friend, $25; and sponsor, $50. Sponsors are invited to a candle-light reception prior to the Saturday evening performance. There will be a candy cane reception for all children following each performance. For more information call 861-1971. Little Ballet Theatre is a non-profit organization with all proceeds devoted to dance scholarships.Beach cleanup schedule PACIFIC COUNTY - The beach cleanup effort continues in 2003. The Grass Roots Garbage Gang has announced its next three cleanups: Saturday Jan. 4 and April 5 and Sunday July 6. Though many sections of the beach have been informally adopted for these cleanups, the program still needs four more groups to come forward and commit, as well as many individuals to fill in the gaps and help with organization. Please contact Shelly Pollock at 665-5388,

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