Wednesday, July 5Fireworks O.K.

PENINSULA - July 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. is the last time that fireworks are legal this year. Remember to be considerate of your neighbors and be safe.

Beach cleanup

PENINSULA - The Grass Roots Garbage Gang is hosting a major beach cleanup on July 5 at all major beach approaches. Formal cleanup start time is 9:30 a.m. but the dumpster/trucks will be parked ready for the collection bags earlier that morning. Just hike to the nearest major beach approach (Seaview, Sid Snyder, Bolstad, Cranberry Road, Klipsan, Bay Ave., and Oysterville Rd.) to meet coordinators who will provide bags. Or, just hike out to the beach. After the cleanup, be sure you indulge in a great soup feed at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Soup is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 665-5388 or 888-665-5388 for more information.

PUD meeting

RAYMOND - The regular meeting of the P.U.D. No. 2 board of commissioners scheduled for July 4 has been rescheduled to Wednesday, July 5 at 1 p.m. at the Raymond P.U.D. auditorium. The meeting is open to the public. Call 360-942-2411 for additional information.

Hen party

OCEAN PARK and NASELLE - The Ocean Park and Naselle Timberland libraries present, "Hen Party at the Library" on July 5 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in Ocean Park and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Naselle for children of all ages. Did you know chickens have scales? If you are thinking about a backyard flock or just eat eggs, this program will have something for you. Meet the poultry project members of the Born Free 4-H Club and some of their favorite hens. They will show the advantages of various breeds and share insight into showing a chicken.

C.G. Auxiliary

CAPE D - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets at 7 p.m. July 5 at Cape Disappointment. For more information on membership or about meetings, call Larry at 665-2811.

LB public mtg

LONG BEACH - The city of Long Beach is hosting an open house meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 5 at the Super 8 Motel in Long Beach. The focus of the meeting is to start the process to review and update the Comprehensive Plan, Shoreline Master Program, Critical Areas Ordinance, Zoning Code and Unified Development Ordinance. Property and business owners, residents and other interested citizens are invited to attend.

ThursdayScrabble players

LONG BEACH - Scrabble players unite! Enjoy a Scrabble playing afternoon every Thursday starting at 2 p.m. at Long Beach Coffee Roasters, 811 South Pacific in Long Beach. You need only to bring your own Scrabble game, or just stop by and join others for a fun afternoon. For information call Fay at 642-8462.

Babysitting

SOUTH BEND - The South Bend Timberland Library presents "Babysitting Workshop, Session Three: The Child" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 6 for teens. Join Toni Gwin, Pacific County WSU Extension Agent and Librarian JoAnn Rucker to learn about reading to children and their basic health needs. Each teen completing the workshop will receive a tool kit. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Bend Timberland Library and Toni Gwin of the WSU: Extension Office of Pacific County.

Aging meeting

PACIFIC COUNTY - The Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) Council of Governments meets via conference call starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 6. The agenda will include approval of O3A's caregiver training contract with D.S.H.S. For more information call Carol Ann Laase at 800-801-0050.

FridayAARP Driving class

KLIPSAN BEACH - There will be a driver-safety class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. The mature-driver driving-improvement class is an eight-hour class to sharpen driving skills and is a classroom-only refresher course. At the end of the two-day class, you earn a certificate to present to your insurance company for a discount. Call Gloria Farley at 665-6419 to register. All applicants must pre-register and class size is limited. The cost is $10 for the two-day class.

Rummage sale

ASTORIA - There will be a rummage sale July 7 through July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Sunday, and evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to support the St. Mary's Star of the Sea school at 14th and Grand in Astoria. Call 503-325-3671 for more information.

SaturdayBare Bones Show

LONG BEACH - On Saturday, July 8 the Eerie 8 Car Club is hosting their 2nd Annual Bare Bones Car Show. From trailer queens to rusty heaps, all pre-1975 cars are welcome. There is no entry fee. Live music will feature The Flap Jacks and Shannon and the Cannons on the main stage in downtown Long Beach. Pre-register by calling the Shimmering Siren at 642-5541 or Del at 642-2215.

All-Comer's Track

ILWACO - On Saturday, July 8 at the Ilwaco High School track there will be an all-comer's track meet. Field events start at 10 a.m. and running events at 11 a.m. There is a $1 entry fee. This track meet has a variety of events for all ages. For more information call Sarah Taylor at 665-5732.

IHM exhibit

ILWACO - The Ilwaco Heritage Museum is hosting a new temporary exhibit entitled, "Uusi Suomalainen Maa - New Finn Land." Also, if you have items you would like to share about local Finnish families and their contributions to the area, please call Barbara at 642-3446.

Children's choir

NASELLE - The Children's Choir for FinnFest USA '06 meets at 10:30 a.m. each Saturday from now until the festival in the music room of the Naselle School. All children are invited.

SundayVespers services

OYSTERVILLE - On July 9 Pastor Kerry Stroupe of Peninsula Baptist Church in Ocean Park will lead the Vespers Service beginning at 3 p.m. in the historic Oysterville Church. The Killingsworth Family will perform and Suzanne Knutzen is the organist. This is a wonderful, casual, uplifting event, one worth making time for in your schedule to attend.

MondaySaddle Club

LONG BEACH - The Peninsula Saddle Club meets at 7 p.m., July 11, at their clubhouse on Sandridge Rd. If you are interested in learning more about the club, please call Dianne at 642-2680 evenings.

Later 'Gater

SOUTH BEND and ILWACO - The South Bend and Ilwaco Timberland Libraries present the program "See You Later Alligator," a concert for all ages, on July 10. The South Bend concert is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the Ilwaco concert begins at 1 p.m., July 10. Sing and laugh along as Hans Meyer sings about the everyday concerns of childhood and plays ear-tickling tunes on guitar, mandolin and Native American flute. This program is part of the library's summer reading program, "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales."

Guessing jars

ILWACO - Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Guessing Jars for all ages. See what's in the guessing jar each week. Have the closest guess and win the prize.

Port of Peninsula

NAHCOTTA - The Port of Peninsula meets the first and second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Port office meeting room. The next meeting is July 10. These meetings are open to the public. Call 665-4547 for additional information.

North Beach mtg

OCEAN PARK - The North Beach Public Development Authority (NBPDA) meets at 6 p.m., Monday, July 10 at the Ocean Park fire station, 26110 Ridge Ave., Ocean Park. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss issues related to North Beach Water. For additional information, you can call 665-5371.

Quilt Guild

SEAVIEW - The monthly meeting for the Peninsula Quilt Guild is Monday, July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. Karen Snyder from Anna Lena's Quilt Shop will be talking on "Quilt Appeal, all about Borders." Remember donations of nonperishable food for F.I.S.H.

TuesdayLB planning

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. on July 11 at city hall. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-4421 for additional information.

Tsunami Workshop

SURFSIDE - The Surfside Homeowner's Association is hosting a public tsunami workshop to be held at 6:30 p.m. July 11 at 31402 "H" Street, in Surfside. Ken Karch will present the Surfside neighborhood evacuation plan along with presentations from Tim Walsh, head of Washington State DNR Division of Geology and Earth Geologic Hazards Resources; George Crawford, Earthquake Program Manager for Washington State Emergency Management Division; Tyree Wilde, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Portland Office and Brian Flanagan, Emergency Management Australia Assistant Director of Tsunami Warning Implementation will present information related to the Australian tsunami preparedness program. Residents who would like assistance programming their NOAA weather radio are welcome to bring the radio along with the appropriate batteries to the workshop and help will be provided. The evening will conclude with a question and answer session.

Wednesday, July 12Writers' critique

LONG BEACH - The first organizational meeting of a local writers' critique group meets at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 12 at Long Beach Coffee Roasters at 811 Pacific Avenue North. Come help determine future days, time, place, format and guidelines for serious critique. For more information, call 642-4932.

Farmer Mac

OCEAN PARK and NASELLE - Ocean Park and Naselle Timberland Libraries present "Get Back, Farmer Mac" from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in Ocean Park and from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in Naselle on July 12 for children of all ages. Welcome to one wonderfully wacky farm! Cows climb trees, goats somersault, and chickens lay scrambled eggs. National award-winning singer, songwriter, and poet Eric Ode leads the fun. American Sign Language and other hand motions and movement, puppets and props, and a favorite children's book or two make this program a tail-wagging good time.

Outreach @ Beach

OCEAN PARK - "Outreach at the Beach 2006" begins Wednesday, July 12 and runs through Sunday, July 23 at Sheldon Park across from Ocean Park Elementary School. Services begin each night at 6:30 p.m. The speaker for July 12 is Pastor DeWayne from Peninsula Assembly of God. Everyone is invited to attend. Call 665-6340 for more information.

Shoalwater Birders

OCEAN PARK - The Shoalwater Birders welcome everyone to their quarterly get together which begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 in the Ocean Park Library meeting room. Carole Warneke, a local Audubon Society member and avid traveler, will show her pictures of animals and birds in Namibia and South America. Additionally Ron Craig from South Bend will be on hand to talk about the Cermack Trail that is being planned from the South Bend boat ramp into the marshlands of Willapa Bay.

Caregivers' support

SEAVIEW - Caregivers Support Group meets July 12 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. For more information call Bill Grimberg at 642-9426.

Future EventsSmileMobile

PENINSULA - The SmileMobile, a fully equipped mobile dental clinic is scheduled to be in Long Beach from Aug. 7 through Aug. 11 at Long Beach Head Start, 2611 Pacific Avenue North. The SmileMobile provides dental care to children ages 15 or younger with limited family income and they accept medical coupons and offer a sliding scale fee based on family income. Schedule appointments now or find out if your child qualifies for this program by calling Cindy Yasunaka, migrant education program a 642-4746.

Art walk

ILWACO - July 13 kicks off the art walk season in Ilwaco Harbour Village. The Wade Gallery will host artist Paul Brent from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. They will display his beautiful original oil paintings and watercolors of the coastal area. All of the shops at the Port of Ilwaco invite you to come out and enjoy a summer evening's stroll on the waterfront. There will be art displays, contests, entertainment and lots more.

Bagpipe and Drums

OCEAN PARK - Bob Worrall of Burlington, Ontario and John Scullion of Carluke, Scotland, will headline the sixth annual concert of bagpipe and Scottish drumming musicians on Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m., Ocean Park Retreat Center (Methodist camp) west side of Vernon Avenue, one mile north of Ocean Park traffic light. The concert is part of the weeklong Highland Musical Arts Summer School of Piping and Drumming, which draws students from throughout North America. The community is invited to attend the concert. Admission charge is $10 for adults, with seniors 65 and older and youth under age 18 admitted for $8. Tickets are available only at the door.

Transit Board Mtg

SEAVIEW - Pacific Transit System will hold their regular quarterly Board Meeting on Thursday July 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaview Maintenance Facility's meeting room at 2750 Pacific Way, Seaview.

Beach MUG

ILWACO - The Beach Macintosh Users Group (MUG) will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 at the Ilwaco High School library. The meetings are open to all levels of users. Call John at 665-5357 for more information.

Outreach @ Beach

OCEAN PARK - "Outreach at the Beach 2006" continues at Sheldon Park across from Ocean Park Elementary School, with Pastor David from New Life Assembly of God as the speaker on July 13. Each service begins each night at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. On July 14 hear Pastor Weldon from Shiloh Faith Fellowship, and on July 15th Pastor Colin from Pacific Bible Church will be the speaker. On Sunday, July 16 the morning session begins at 11 a.m.; the speakers will be Pastor DeWayne and Pastor David. That evening the Drama Group "In One A'Chord" will be ministering. Then on Monday, July 17 the speaker is Pastor Coty from Shiloh Faith Fellowship; the speaker for Tuesday, July 18 will be announced; Wednesday, July 19 the speaker is Pastor Paul from New Hope Baptist; Thursday, July 20 is a special "Kids Night" with music and ministry geared to kids; Friday, July 21 the youth rock group "Mantle" will perform; and on Saturday, July 22 there will be more music with "Crystal River Band" performing country/western gospel music. On Sunday morning, July 23 at 11 a.m. the speaker is Pastor Bill Bates from Destiny Christian Center in Centralia, and the speaker for the concluding evening session, which again starts at 6:30 p.m. is Pastor Don from Peninsula Church of the Nazarene. Call 665-6340 for more information.

CRO Art mtg

ILWACO - The Columbia River Organization for Artists (CROA) meets at the Ilwaco Community Center in the PACE activity room on Thursday, July 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The guest speaker for the meeting is Eric Wiegardt, author of "Watercolor Free & Easy." The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Barbara at 642-5532.

Railroad Days

ILWACO - The Ilwaco Heritage Museum at 115 Lake Street, in conjunction with the Peninsula Model Railroad Club is hosting Railroad Days on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16. There will be large club layouts and individual displays, plus tours, prizes, railroad arts, hobby sales, booths and much more. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5.

Cemetery cleanup

LONG BEACH - Starting July 15, the trustees of Lone Fir Cemetery will remove all artificial and spent flowers along with other loose items from around the grave- sites. Please pick up any of these items you wish to keep for future use. The removal of these items will help facilitate the mowing and maintenance of the cemetery during the summer months.

Vacation Bible School

OCEAN PARK - Vacation Bible School is coming to Ocean Park Community Church at 26709 Vernon Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon, July 17 through July 21. All children in preschool through sixth grade are welcome. Information: Pat at 665-6632.

Friends of Chinook

CHINOOK - The Friends of Chinook School meet at 7 p.m. July 17 at the Chinook fire hall. The meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the school.

Solid waste

ILWACO - The Solid Waste Advisory Committee meets at 10 a.m., July 18 at the Peninsula Sanitation building, 116 Howerton Way in Ilwaco. These meetings are open to the public. Call 642-9356 with questions.

Jerusalem market

OCEAN PARK - Starting Wednesday, July 19 and continuing for the next five consecutive Wednesday evenings, come join the Ocean Park Lutheran Church when they go back in time to visit the Jerusalem Marketplace, where Jesus walked to the cross. Learn more while having fun walking through shops, seeing crafts, animals, and, of course, enjoying dinner. Everyone is welcome - kids, teens and adults and there is no admission. Call Kathleen Davis at 665-6762 for more information.

N.A.R.F.E.

LONG BEACH - The National Association of Retired Federal Employees meets at 11:30 a.m. on July 20 at Chen's Restaurant in Long Beach. Visitors are welcome. If you have questions, call Bob at 642-4978.

Sing the Jingle

PENINSULA - As part of the upcoming SandSations Festival scheduled for July 21 and 22, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile will be on hand auditioning young singers for their well-known jingles. Loosen up your vocal chords and get ready to belt out those famous lyrics to a Oscar Meyer jingle. Eager songsters are asked to sing their own version of the Oscar Mayer Wiener Jingle, the Bologna Song, or the Oscar Mayer Spanish Jingle to land a spot in the limelight. So get to practicing now - you could be a star!

SandSations

LONG BEACH - The 22nd Annual SandSations Festival is July 21 and July 22. On Friday, July 21 you can complete registrations from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and sand-sculpting lessons will be offered from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, July 22 the sand sculpting contest begins. Check-in and plot assignments are from 11 a.m. to noon, construction begins at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 5:15 p.m. There are a variety of skill classifications and prizes will be awarded for the winners. Also there will be a sand flea pet parade at 12:30 p.m. All pets at this two-day event must be on a leash and must be kept out of the sculpting pens.

NPRA Rodeo

LONG BEACH - The Peninsula Saddle Club presents their 61st Annual Long Beach Rodeo at 6407 Sandridge Road on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30. Each day from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. a cowboy breakfast will be served. Then the Northwest Professional Rodeo starts each day at 1 p.m. and features top cowboys and cowgirls competing in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, breakaway roping, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. Family night starts directly after the bull riding on Saturday and includes fun events for the kids including the popular greased pig race. Also a beef and pork barbecue will be available all day. Entrance tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for kids 6- to 12-years-old, and kids 5-years-old and younger get in free. For more information call 642-2264 or 642-8903, or Carol and Newton at 503-458-6507.

Mental Health Support

PENINSULA - NAMI Pacific County support groups continue through the summer on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m., at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. To reach NAMI Pacific County members between meetings, contact Barbara 665-4421, bgofish@willapabay.org; Craig and Lorraine Brown, 642-3892, ccdclb@hotmail.com; Carol Wright, 665-6463, baywriter@hotmail.com; Lin Holland, 665-6348, lincat@centurytel.net.

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