Wednesday, May 17PENINSULA - The Class of 2007 is selling the 21st Annual Ocean Beach School District Community Calendar. Cost is $5. Every calendar order allows you to have birthdays and anniversaries with your personal information at your fingertips. You have school numbers, emergency numbers, all school events and a mini yellow pages of local businesses printed on the front. To get an order form please contact April at 642-3526 or Hillary at 642-2952. Calendars are on sale until May 31.

OBH foundation

SEAVIEW - Wednesday, May 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the 42nd Street Cafe is the time to come have a wonderful dinner and support the Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation. On that Wednesday, 20 percent of the proceeds go to the OBH Foundation. A raffle will also be held to raise additional dollars. Bring your friends for fantastic food, fun and a worthy cause. For reservations, call 642-2323.

LB council

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach City Council meets at 7 p.m. May 17 at city hall. The meeting is open to the public. Some of the items on the business portion of the agenda include: a draft interlocal cooperative agreement for the proposed new EMS district; transfer of lead agency status from Long Beach to Ilwaco for the scenic overlook above Beards Hollow; completion of the Discovery Trail from 17th Street South; revision of an ordinance establishing fees for the use of city tents that require the city crew to erect the tents; adoption of Ordinance 810 regarding the vacation of 10th Street; adoption of Ordinance 812 regarding itinerant vendor fees and fees for non-profit organizations; a discussion regarding the proposed surf rescue budget of $10,000 for 20 days of service; acceptance of the National Park Service Cooperative Agreement; adoption of the six year Transportation Improvement Plan; discussion of the shore pine removal agreement; and approve of the policy regarding LBPD carrying/using knifes.

DAR meeting

ASTORIA - Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet May 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. Regent Sue Glen will discuss her new book, "Governors Island." Women interested in joining the chapter may contact Registrar Helen Gaston at (503) 738-8320 or Regent Sue Glen at (503) 861-0574.

ThursdayTall ships

ILWACO - The tall ships will be returning to Ilwaco May 18 through May 21. The ships will be at the Port of Ilwaco. There will be a variety of activities related to the arrival and visit by the tall ships. Come check out the action at the Port.

Blood pressure

ILWACO - Each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ocean Beach Hospital Auxiliary provides a free blood pressure clinic in the lobby of the hospital. Come get your pressure checked for free.


LONG BEACH - The National Association of Retired Federal Employees meets at 11:30 a.m. on May 18 at Chen's Restaurant in Long Beach. Visitors are welcome, so bring an eligible friend. If you have questions, call Bob at 642-4978.

Friday'Arsenic & Old Lace'

RAYMOND - The Willapa Players will perform "Arsenic and Old Lace" May 19 and May 20 at 7:30 p.m. as part of their Golden Anniversary celebration. Ticket prices are $7 and are available at Raymond Drug, South Bend Pharmacy and Jensen's Furniture.

Fundraiser Dinner

NASELLE - Tavish Hammonds is a 12-year-old Naselle 6th grade student who has been fighting a mysterious form of bone cancer for several months. The Naselle Booster Club is sponsoring a dinner Friday, May 19 to raise funds to assist the family with his expenses. The 6 p.m. dinner will be held at the Naselle Commons and features all-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, and green salad with ice cream for dessert. The Naselle Marimba Band and the Naselle H.S. Choir will provide the evening's entertainment.

SaturdayDinner with L&C

FORT COLUMBIA - The Friends of the Columbia River Gateway are hosting a fundraising dinner May 20 at the Fort Columbia Theater. Enjoy a barbequed halibut and buffalo dinner in the presence of living historians portraying members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The cost is $45, and helps support interpretive projects and programs in the state parks. Call 642-4144 to purchase tickets.

Surf Perch derby

PENINSULA - Saturday, May 20 is the day of the 6th Annual Surf Perch Derby. Pre-registration is $20 per person or $25 the day of the tournament and includes a breakfast with all-you-can-eat pancakes from 8 a.m. to noon. The breakfast, which is open to the public, is held at the north end of the boardwalk on the Bolstad approach. Those taking part in the derby must have the required fishing permits/licenses from WDFW. For more information, call Al Harper at 642-8322.

Boating course

ILWACO - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 will teach the "America's Boating Course" in Ilwaco from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20 in the Port of Ilwaco conference room. This course covers general boating information, laws and safe boater tips. Completion of this course meets the boater education requirements for Oregon and Washington, which allows the graduate to apply for the Boater's Education Card. The cost of materials and books is $25. For further information, interested parties can contact Sherm Richmond at 665-6358, Dick Siefert a 642-2279 or Dan Carey at (360) 795-0229.

Home/Garden Show

ELMA - Mark your calendar for the Twin Harbors Home and Garden Show on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Twin Harbors Master Builders and the WSU Master Gardeners of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties will present this show in the pavilions at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds in Elma. In addition to the many vendors promoting home improvement and gardening, this year's show will have three well-known garden experts, Marianne Binetti, Marty Wingate and Ed Hume, speaking for your information and entertainment. Master Gardeners will hold a plant clinic both days of the show. If you have a plant problem, bring a sample of the plant to the Master Gardeners Plant Clinic at the garden show. Experienced gardeners will be there to help you solve your plant problem.

Great White Tail Run

SKAMOKAWA - Saturday, May 20 the annual Great White Tail Run will be held at the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge in Skamokawa. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The run starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call (360) 795-3278. All funds raised are used to support WSU 4-H Youth Development Programs.

Finn choir practices

NASELLE - The Naselle Finnish Choir, under the direction of Cliff Weimer, practices every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Naselle High School music room and welcomes all singers who wish to participate. The group will perform at the upcoming FinnFest USA '06 in July.


PENINSULA - The American Association of University Women holds their last meeting of the year on Saturday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of a member. There will be a salad and dessert potluck prior to the meeting. Call Karen at 642-3848 or Janet at 665-5580 for more information and directions.

Grassroots gathering

NASELLE - On Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Naselle Library, members of the Pacific County Democrats are hosting a grassroots gathering to discuss current events. This event is a chance to speak out about what is happening in our county and in our country. Doug Kess and Karen Spackman will facilitate this meeting and will talk about the Iraq War. Call them at 484-3427 or Jill at 484-7215 for more information. Everyone is welcome.

SundayJazz club

SEAVIEW - The Sunday Jazz Supper Club at The Depot Restaurant located at 1208 38th Place in Seaview hosts recording artist Jon Belcher of SoundScapes, who will jam with Portland jazz guitarist John Stohl. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. and continues to 9 p.m. Call 642-7880 for reservations. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Water Music Festival.

Buddhist Sangha

KLIPSAN - Each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Buddhist Sangha meets in the community room at Golden Sands Senior Community, 21608 "O" Lane. The meetings consist of Dharma study, discussion and meditation, and all are welcome. If you have questions, please call 665-6124.


OCEAN PARK - The North Beach Public Development Authority (NBPDA) Board of Directors will hold a special meeting and workshop at 6 p.m., Monday, May 22 at the North Beach Water Office, 25902 Vernon Ave., Suite D in Ocean Park. The purpose of this special meeting/workshop is to discuss issues related to the NBPDA water project.

Garage Sale deadline

LONG BEACH - The deadline for the Memorial Day weekend "World's Longest Garage Sale" is before 10 a.m. on Monday, May 22. The sales will be listed by the city where they are held. Call 642-8181 and ask for Marlene before 10 a.m.

Ilwaco council

ILWACO - The Ilwaco City Council meets at 6 p.m. on May 22 at council chambers, 301 Spruce St. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-3145 for additional information.

VFW auxiliary

LONG BEACH - The VFW Auxiliary meets at 11 a.m. May 22 at the train depot across from Dennis Company in Long Beach. Call 665-4560 for additional information.

TuesdayRiver City School

ILWACO - The River City School has facilities available for receptions, conventions, meetings, dances, concerts etc. There is a kitchen available as well as a separate wet bar area. Call 642-8707 to arrange a viewing of the facilities and/or to arrange rental.

Do Nothing Club

OCEAN PARK - The men's "Do Nothing Club" or "Wife's Relief" invites local men to join them in doing nothing (well practically). The group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at 24002 "U" Street. Come play pool, cribbage, chess, checkers, or just sit around and talk. Meet and make some new friends. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.

Wednesday, May 24C/W dancing

ILWACO - The summer session of country western dancing is on at the American Legion Hall in Ilwaco. Dancing is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come dance and exercise with a fun group of folks. Don't forget what you've learned before regular classes and dances resume in the fall.

Future EventsChardonnay & shopping

SEAVIEW - On May 25, The Depot, Stylin' and Old Hen's Auction are uniting to host a fun evening of "Chardonnay and Shopping" at the Depot Restaurant. Twenty percent of the proceeds go to benefit the Life Trail Wellness Park being constructed at Golden Sands. The event features a fashion show starting at 6 p.m. and a live auction with items that will appeal to everyone beginning at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are necessary. Call The Depot today at 642-7880.

Garage Sale

OCEAN PARK - The Moose Lodge on "U" Street in Ocean Park invites the public to use their field for a garage sale. Reserve a space for $10, which is refundable upon clean up. This is a one-day only event - Saturday, May 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your own tables. Call 665-4715 to reserve space.

Birds of NW

SKAMOKAWA - Redman Hall in Skamokawa will host the opening of an exhibit by painter Charles Kingsland on Saturday, May 27, with a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit, entitled "Birds of the Pacific Northwest," will continue through July. Redman Hall is located on State Route 4 in Skamokawa.

Yard Sale

OCEAN PARK - The Ocean Park Lutheran Church at 24002 "U" Street is holding their annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27. There will be household items, tools and more. Hot dogs and pop are available.

Rotary sale

ILWACO - Peninsula Rotary is holding a multi-family garage sale at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum on Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and on Sunday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don't miss this great event.

Book Sale

OCEAN PARK - Friends of the Ocean Park and Ilwaco Timberland Libraries present a Memorial Day Book Sale from Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Ocean Park Timberland Library, 1308 256th Place. Pick up some great reads at bargain prices. Money raised will be used to support local libraries.

Memorial Day events

PENINSULA - On Monday, May 29, the American Legion Don R. Grable Post No. 48 and its Auxiliary 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, and a potluck lunch at the American Legion Hall in Ilwaco. For further information, call Dick Wallace at 244-0473.

Memorial Day closures

PENINSULA - All city, county, state and Federal offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday. All banks and credit unions, Timberland libraries and post offices will be closed also. The Chinook Observer has revised deadlines for the May 31st edition. Please call 642-8181. The Ilwaco Driver Licensing Office will be closed Saturday, May 27 for the holiday.

Audubon Society

RAYMOND - On Saturday, May 29 at 6 p.m. the Discovery Coast Audubon Society is hosting a program on live birds from the Wildlife Rehab Center of the North Coast. This program is geared especially for youth in the fourth, fifth and sixth grade from North County. Call 642-1310.

Walters' farewell concert

ILWACO - Bob Walters' will conduct his last performance of the choir at Ilwaco High School on June 1. He is inviting all graduates of IHS and former students to come participate. The final rehearsal will be May 31 at 7 p.m. at the I.H.S. chorus room. If you want more information, e-mail him at

Foster Parenting

LONG BEACH - Are you interested in becoming a foster parent? The Resource Family Training Institute is offering a comprehensive course designed especially for those considering the role of being a foster or adoptive parent. On May 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. there is the orientation. The pre-service training is June 6 and 7, and June 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. each day. The training is offered at the Long Beach Division of Children and Family Services, 2601 Pacific Avenue N.E., Long Beach. To register call (360) 725-6788 or e-mail sart300@

Sturgeon derby & more

SKAMOKAWA - The 6th Annual Derby Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Barbecue, Sturgeon Derby and Car Show is Saturday, June 3. The event raises money to fund student scholarships in the local area. The fishing derby starts early in the morning on June 3. The salmon and chicken barbecue dinner is served from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the afternoon for an array of prize packages. After dinner derby prizes will be awarded and the raffle drawing will be held. Mail-in registration forms for the derby must be postmarked by May 22. Entry forms for the derby are available at various locations, including The Bank of the Pacific and the Cathlamet Chevron. For more information call Diane at (360) 849-4257.

Vendors wanted

LONG BEACH - The first Annual Peninsula Women's Fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 in Long Beach. Vendors and sponsors are needed. For information, contact LeAnne Eager at 777-8459 or e-mail: womensfair@

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