Wednesday, Aug. 29School supplies

PENINSULA - School Supplies will be distributed to low-income and needy Peninsula families in Ocean Park this week as follows: From Aug. 28 through Aug. 31 the ReachOut Food Bank, 1401 Bay Avenue in Ocean Park will be distributing school supplies daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 665-6567 if you have questions.

Fort Columbia

CHINOOK - Fort Columbia Interpretive Center at Fort Columbia State Park just east of Chinook is open every day during the month of August from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No admission is charged. Call 642-3029 for more information.

ThursdayBible studies

PENINSULA - These neighborhood women's groups meet every week offering fun, friends, Bible study, prayer, support and spiritual renewal. Each group meets at 9:30 a.m. every Thursday at the following homes: Bonnie Masson, 32904 "J" Place, Surfside, 665-6504; Mindy Burns, 33609 "I" Street, Surfside, 665-0880; and Donna Bradberry at 33708 "V" Place, Oysterville, 665-2463.

Life Savers

NASELLE - Each Thursday beginning at 7 p.m., Naselle Life Savers, an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, is held at the Naselle Fire Station at the junction of Hwy. 4 and Hwy. 401. Call 253-682-7152 for more information.


Deadline changes

LONG BEACH - Because of the Labor Day holiday, the Chinook Observer offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 and deadlines for the Sept. 5 edition have been revised. The deadline for classifieds and legal notices is before 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. For display advertising the revised deadline is before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Call 642-8181 for more information or to place your ad.

Library book sale

OCEAN PARK - The Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Libraries is holding their semi-annual sale Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 at the Ocean Park Timberland Library. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Some better books or vintage books are specially marked. Most hardback and trade paper books are $1. Paperback books are $.50 each. The bag sale will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday only. Bring your own standard-sized grocery bag, fill it with books of your choice for $3. All proceeds for the sale go to support programs and materials for the two local libraries. Come and stock up for the winter.

Sherlock Holmes event

PENINSULA - About 30 members of the Sherlock Holmes Society will be in town Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3 to gather and discuss these books. The group will be at various locations throughout the weekend from North Head Lighthouse to The Shelburne Inn and more. A mystery to be solved will be introduced and the group will be in Victorian attire throughout the event.

Salmon dinner

NASELLE - Fans of the Naselle Comets football team will not only get a chance to see the Comets season-opening game on Friday, Aug. 31, when the Comets play Vancouver Christian, they also will be able to watch the game after getting their fill of a salmon dinner before the game. The Comets Booster Club is hosting a salmon dinner that evening, beginning at 5 p.m. in the NHS Commons, before the Comets first home football game. The dinner menu will consist of salmon, potato salad, green salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. The cost for the dinner will be by donation, which will go to support the many activities sponsored by the Comet Booster Club.

SaturdayB&G Garage Sale

LONG BEACH - On Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2, the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula is holding a garage sale at 1003 Pacific Avenue North (the northwest corner of the Long Beach Pro Video parking lot) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. All the monies raised go directly to the club.


LONG BEACH - The SummerFest season in Long Beach continues with horse and wagon rides, face painting and kids games. All these events and more are free.


ASTORIA - The Experimental Airplane Association is having a Light Sport Fly In on Sept. 1 at the Astoria/Warrenton Airport. The theme is "New Opportunities in Aviation." There will be an open hangar so the public can view all types of aircraft. Professional pilots and other knowledgeable folks will be available to answer questions. Viewing times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Breakfast is available at the Runway Café. Local resident Larry Wheat will have his homemade memorial plane at the event.

Chili cook-off

CATHLAMET - The Wahkiakum County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 4th Annual Labor Day "Buzzards Breath" chili cook-off from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sept. 1 at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet. Fun portions of this event include the tasting, tortilla throwing contest, live music, cow plop raffle and more. This is a great family-friendly event. Call 360-795-9996 for more information.

Pottery show

SEAVIEW - From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 3, Carol Marions will present her third pottery show at the Sou'Wester Lodge in Seaview. She is an innovative leader in glazes and her pottery is primarily functional. Everyone interested is invited to drop by the artists' porch at the Sou'Wester to sip some complimentary herb tea, nibble on a cookie and browse through the fruits of this amazing potter's labor. Call 642-2542 for additional information.

SundayVesper services

OYSTERVILLE - On Sept. 2 the Vesper Services series continues at 3 p.m., in the historic Oysterville Church with Lay Minister Pat McKibbin officiating. Music will be provided by "Barbara and Friends." The organist for the service is Bonnie Masson. This is a casual event and you are encouraged to come as you are. This is the last Vesper service of the season so don't miss it!

MondayHoliday closures

PACIFIC COUNTY - Monday, Sept. 3 is a federal holiday, so all banks, credit unions, libraries, post offices, city, county and state offices as well as the Chinook Observer office will be closed. Regular office hours resume on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Aquatic Center hours

ASTORIA - The Astoria Aquatic Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 3, with an open recreation swim taking place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 503-325-7027.


NPIA meeting

OCEAN PARK - The North Peninsula Improvement Association will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Ocean Park fire station, 26110 Ridge Avenue, Ocean Park. Items on the agenda include the following: a) An explanation of the National Geographic 2007 article with a descriptive map of "Deaths From Heart Disease, 1999 - 2003." Pacific County was highlighted more so than any other county in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. b) The initiation of the NPIA program to rid our county of illegally stored RVs and trailers. c) The status of a Pacific County Drug Court proposed by Superior Court Judge Mike Sullivan during our April 2007 Drug Education and Drug Enforcement Forum. d) Status on the county's success in removing and crushing junk vehicles. e) A planning session regarding formation of water district with approximate boundaries from Cranberry Road north to 295th. f) An update on the construction of the Beach to Bay Trail. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For information call Tom at 665-5858.

Weight watchers

LONG BEACH - Weight Watchers meets at the Long Beach Grange on Sandridge Road as follows: Tuesdays, with weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting at 10 a.m. or Wednesday, with weigh-in at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting starting at 6 p.m. They are offering free registration through Oct. 13. For further information come to a meeting or visit the Web site at

Do Nothing Club

OCEAN PARK - The Do Nothing Club is looking for a few good men. If you are a new man in the community, and even if you are not and want to meet and make immediate friends with 18-plus guys, come to the Do Nothing Club 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. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.

Wednesday, Sept. 5Art around town

PENINSULA - The Peninsula Arts Association offers exciting works by local artists at the following sites: Edith Turner Brown is displaying her paintings at the Ark Restaurant; at the Ilwaco Library is the work of Ted Diebolt and that of Bernie Elliopt; while at Ocean Beach Hospital come see displays by Rose and George Power and also Edith Turner Brown. The public is invited to view and enjoy all of their varied displays.


SEAVIEW - Al-Anon family groups meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. These non-smoking meetings are open to all. Call 642-2902 for more information.

Future Events Parenting Class

LONG BEACH - A seven-week parenting class entitled, "Parenting with Love and Logic" will meet Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Long Beach School Sept. 18 through Oct. 30. Class includes workbooks, childcare and snacks. A suggested $20 donation ($30/couple) helps defer costs for this and future parenting opportunities. Pre-registration is required and can be done at a preview of the Love & Logic Solutions DVD, being shown at 6 p.m. at the Long Beach School Thursday, Sept. 6. Come for any or all of the two-hour viewing. To reserve a space and secure childcare, or for more information please contact Andrea Patten, 642-2916, or e-mail

C/W dance class

LONG BEACH - Country western dance classes resume on Thursday, Sept. 6 at a new location, the Elks Lodge in Long Beach. They are looking for couples for the 7:30 p.m. class to learn partner dances, the two-step, east coast swing, waltz, traveling cha-cha and many more. Beginners line dancing is at 5:30 p.m. and more advanced line dancing starts at 6:30 p.m. Classes are open to junior high age and older for $3 per evening per person. Come join the fun!

Last Art Walk

ILWACO - Sept. 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., is the date of the last summer art walk at the Port of Ilwaco. Come enjoy a stroll along the Port and enjoy the live music, gallery specials, fine dining and refreshments plus the fabulous free raffle. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Shoalwater Cove Gallery will present an special preview and artist reception for artists Shelly Hedges and Melanie Thompson. Come to the port.

WINGS Conference

ASTORIA - The AAUW Women Interested in Going to School (WINGS) Conference at Clatsop Community College is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8 is designed to boost students seeking GEDs, technical certifications, associate degrees, and even four-year degrees. The conference offers sessions in financial aid information and career direction assessment. Hear women in trades discuss their careers. Meet with representatives from Portland State, Eastern Oregon and Oregon State Universities. Pre-register by calling 503-325-2408.

CPR/First Aid

RAYMOND - The American Red Cross is offering adult CPR and first-aid training from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 2870 Ocean Avenue, Building 3, in Raymond. The cost is $35 and pre-registration is required. Call 360-423-7880 ext. 102 to pre-register and pre-pay. The local contact in Raymond is Dewey Orcutt at 360-875-6012.

60-Year Celebration

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Community Church is celebrating their 60th anniversary on Sept. 11. There will be special events on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, Sept. 11. On Tuesday, at 7 p.m., the keynote address will be given by Rev. Brian Wechsler, director of Village Missions, plus there will be a special concert by Bronn Journey featuring Katherine Journey. Village Missions conducts missionary and pastor ministry in local churches primarily in rural areas of North America. The community is encouraged to attend, join in the celebration and be uplifted by these events.

Bible study

SEAVIEW - Women's Inductive Bible Study meets Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 12 at Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. Attendees should bring a spiral notebook, pen and pencil, Bible and study guide. For more information and a study guide, call Diane at 665-2535.

Weed ID/Control

SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Master Gardeners is hosting Don Tapio from WSU Extension Office, who will speak about weed identification and control gardeners in our area beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The public is invited to attend this program at the Pacific County Annex located on Robert Bush Drive. Refreshments will be served. Call 360-875-6466 for information.

AARP Driving class

KLIPSAN BEACH - There will be a driver-safety class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15, 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 665-6419 to register. All applicants must pre-register and class size is limited. The cost is $10 for the two-day class.

Chinook Tribal mtg

ROSBURG - The Chinook Tribal Council meets at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Rosburg Hall in Rosburg. The gathering includes the usual potluck luncheon. Tribal members are encouraged to attend. For more information call 777-8303.

Shore Patrol

PENINSULA - Operation Shore Patrol, the annual volunteer litter cleanup program of Washington ocean beaches, is set for Sept. 15 and 16. Coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Four-Wheel Drive Association, the goal is to remove litter and debris from area beaches and dunal areas while focusing public attention on litter and its environmental impact. Volunteers with Operation Shore Patrol may be able to camp free at Cape Disappointment State Park. A limited number of campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. Make plans to volunteer and call 360-636-1675 to reserve your space now.

Oysterville School

OYSTERVILLE - The Oysterville Community Club is sponsoring the Oysterville Schoolhouse Centennial Celebration on Sept. 15. Call Nancy Lloyd for more information at 665-4670, or write to her at P.O. Box 52, Oysterville, WA 98641.

Eaglettes/Blue Jays

PENINSULA - During the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 21, there will be a reunion of the Ocean Park Eaglettes and the Ocean Park Blue Jays drill teams. Jan Schneider led these teams from 1990 to 2004. Please R.S.V.P. your interest to Jan at 777-0035 or to Miranda Thielan at 642-3838.

Kayak & Canoe Race

ILWACO - Sept. 22 is the date of the 4th Annual Baker Bay Kayak and Canoe Race at the Port of Ilwaco. The race starts at 10 a.m. The 10K flatwater course runs across Baker Bay and is open to all competent paddlers. You must have your own kayak or canoe. Race fees start at $35 and racers receive a ticket for the tuna barbecue, a T-shirt, prizes, awards and gifts galore. For more information go to or call Bruce at 642-2291.

Crab pots

ILWACO - The Port of Ilwaco wants your old, unusable crab pots! Crab pots can be dropped off at the Ilwaco boatyard. For more information call Karla Nelson at 642-7667 or the Port office at 642-3143.

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