Wednesday, Jan. 29
OCEAN PARK — Family Worship Center, 26310 Ridge Ave., Ocean Park is presenting an 11-week course that creates a space where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about faith, life and God. The class will be held on Wednesday evenings. Come enjoy dinner at 5 p.m., and the class starts at 6 p.m. All with an interest are welcome. Call 360-777-3717 for information.
Thursday, Jan. 30
‘The Lonely: Celebrating Roy Orbison’
RAYMOND — Fans of Roy Orbison have an opportunity to hear his music Jan. 30 at the Raymond Theatre, 323 Third St. ‘The Lonely: Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison’ begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Theater doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the box office, or $20 in advance. To get advance tickets call 360-875-5157; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or through PayPal at www.sundayafternoonlive.org.
Friday, Jan. 31
Free Swing Dancing
LONG BEACH — There will be free dance classes every Friday at 4 p.m. downstairs at the Long Beach Grange, 5715 Sandridge Road. All ages are welcome. No partner is necessary. Call 360-665-0022.
Dine to make a difference
PENINSULA — Celebrate the abundance of the Pacific Northwest by supporting Dine to Make a Difference. When you use the promo code, DMD2020, you can enjoy a three-course meal for just $33. The promo code is valid Sundays through Thursdays throughout the month of January. All participating dining establishments will give 10% of proceeds to the Long Beach Peninsula Boys and Girls Club when you use the code. If you have questions call 360-642-2400.
Saturday, Feb. 1
Free Movies @ the Theatre
LONG BEACH — On Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. there will be a free showing of the two great movies. On one screen will be the 2006 film, “Invincible,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Greg Kinnear; and on the second screen will be the classic 1958 classic film, “Damn Yankees,” starring Tab Hunter and Gwen Verdon. These shows are free and open to everyone.
Sunday, Feb. 2
LONG BEACH — Join the jam on the first and third Sundays of each month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Long Beach Grange, 5715 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Bring your instruments and music. Traditional, bluegrass, folk, blues, country and pop music are played at the jam. The public is welcome to come play, listen, or sing along. All levels are welcome. If you have questions call 360-642-2239.
Adult Winter Reading
NASELLE, ILWACO AND SOUTH BEND — As it’s the start of a new year, it’s also a great time to read books, audiobooks and e-books. For each five books you read between Jan. 1 and March 31, you receive an entry into the grand prize drawing. Pick up a form at any Pacific County Library branch. Return completed forms by March 31 to be included in the prize drawing. If you have questions you can call 360-484-3877.
Monday, Feb. 3
American Legion Auxiliary Smorgasbord cancelled
NASELLE — Due to illness as well as increasing age and decreasing membership, the members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 111 were forced to cancel this year’s “Smorgasbord” dinner. It was famous for its oysters, many meat preparations, variety of salads and, of course, the desserts.
Pacific Story Slam continues
LONG BEACH — Pacific Story Slam, a collaborative competition between three local bars in three coastal communities, holds the third of a nine-week live storytelling competition at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3 at North Beach Tavern in Long Beach; 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Workers Tavern in Astoria and at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Maggie’s on the Prom, with the theme, “When Life Gives You Lemons.” For the fourth week, beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Feb. 10 at North Beach Tavern, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Workers Tavern, and at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 Maggie’s on the Prom, the theme will be “Love.” Each story must be true and the storyteller’s own story. The story must be told in the first-person narrative without notes or props. The story should be to theme and told within the 5-minute time period. Members of the audience will vote for the winner of the night. A Story Slam is a live storytelling performance competition that brings people together; oral history and entertainment at its finest. For more information, call Maggie’s On The Prom at 503-738-6403, Workers Tavern at 503-338-7291 , North Beach Tavern at 360-642-2302.
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Learn to play the ukulele
NASELLE — Join Kim Birchfield at the Naselle Timberland Library and learn to play the ukulele. The event runs from 11 a.m. to noon on Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. Ukuleles can be provided. Call 360-484-3877 to reserve your space.
NASELLE — Each Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Naselle Timberland Library, teens and adults are invited to enjoy some popcorn while you watch movies. The movies may be PG-13 rated, suitable for teen or adult audiences. The Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library provides the popcorn. You can call 360-484-3877 to learn what movie will be shown.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
ILWACO — The USCG flotilla meets at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the U.S. Coast Guard Cape Disappointment Station mess deck. The men and women of U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Flotilla 06-02 are the uniformed civilian volunteer branch of the U.S Coast Guard. No former military or boating experience needed. For more information, contact Della at 360-244-7062 or via email at email@example.com.
Explore the world
OCEAN PARK — From 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., each Wednesday, school-aged children, six to 11 years old, are invited to come explore the world, with a different project each week. Activities can include robotics, building, crafts, science and more. This is drop-in program, come when you can and stay as long as you want. Call 360-665-4184 for information.
‘American Dreams’ show/auditions
ILWACO — If you would like an opportunity to perform on stage consider trying out for “American Dreams,” Wednesday, February 5 at the Ilwaco Library. Hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and audition material from the show will be available. More than 30 people from all over the world who came to the United States as immigrants were interviewed. Their stories form the short monologues of a readers’ theater piece titled “American Dreams.” The audience will come away with a broader understanding of the U.S. immigration system; how it works and where it fails. Previous theater experience is not necessary since the Readers Theater format makes for a low stress acting experience. A voice that carries well in a large room plus the ability to connect visually while reading from copy are both important skills. The directors are looking for a wide range of ages from teens to a man in his 70s. For questions about “American Dreams” email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosburg Crab Feed rescheduled
ROSBURG — Local flooding and a landslide blocked highway resulted in a decision to postpone the annual Crab and Oyster Feed put on by American Legion Post 111. The feed, a popular event, originally scheduled for January 25 will now take place on February 8 in the Rosburg Hall. If you have questions please contact 360-465-2595.
Chinook Indian Nation
CATHLAMET — The Chinook Indian Nation will hold its monthly Council Meeting at 11 a.m. on February 8, at the Fire Hall, 255 2nd Street in Cathlamet. Attendees should arrive on time! The meeting is open to all tribal members. There are no kitchen facilities at this venue so potluck is finger foods only that need no heating or refrigeration. Contact 360-875-6670 if you have questions.
Quilt Guild meeting
SEAVIEW — The Peninsula Quilt Guild meets at 1 p.m., every second Monday of the month at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 N Place, Seaview. The next meeting is Feb. 10. All levels of quilters are welcome from rank beginner to expert. Bring your latest project for Show ‘n Tell, and exchange tips and tricks with other quilters. Any questions, please call 360-607-0617.
Fundraiser for St. Mary’s
SEAVIEW — St Mary Parish Seaview is having a fundraiser on Saturday, February 15, from about 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for the benefit of restoration of St. Mary’s at McGowan (the church facing the Columbia River west of the Astoria Megler Bridge). There will be a chili cook-off contest, a bake sale, craft sale and live music! Craft tables can be rented for $12 if you are interested. If you think your chili is the best around you can enter a crockpot for free with the hopes for bragging rights and a cash prize for first, second and third place. If you have any questions or you are wanting to rent a table, please contact Louise Purdin at 352-586-0082 or via email at email@example.com.
The Oyster Crackers Perform
ILWACO — The Peninsula Players are hosting a concert by The Oyster Crackers, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16 at the River City Playhouse on Lake Street next to the museum in Ilwaco. The concert will benefit the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program. Admission is by donation; also enjoy chocolates and a glass of wine ($5) at intermission. For information call 360-244-5700
Restoring the North Head Lighthouse
ILWACO — Alex McMurry, Washington State Parks Historic Preservation, will speak on the North Head lighthouse restoration on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Salt Hotel & Pub at the Port of Ilwaco. Alex will share details and technical aspects of the multi-phased project. Seating is limited; first come, first served, no reservations. If you have questions please call 360-642-7258.
Water Music Festival
ASTORIA — The Water Music Society of the Long Beach Peninsula will host a concert called “Opera in the Afternoon,” featuring the music of Puccini, performed by Victoria Sadow, soprano; David Gustafson, tenor; and John Jantzi, piano. The event takes place 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23 at Bridgewater Bistro, 20 Basin St., Astoria. Tickets are $40, online at www.WaterMusicSociety.com and at the door if space allows. Admission includes concert and refreshments, Italian desserts, prosecco and non-alcoholic alternative. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Ocean Beach and Naselle school district music programs.
Orcas of the Oregon Coast
ASTORIA — The Southern Resident orca community is one of the most endangered populations of whales in the world. Whale and Dolphin Conservation is dedicated to their protection and ensuring the Southern Residents share our coast for generations to come. On March 12, beginning at 7 p.m., Colleen Weiler will discuss how these orcas are connected to Oregon and explain ways in which Oregonians can help. The presentation takes place at the Fort George Lovell Showroom, 1483 Duane Street, Astoria. This free event is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. to purchase dinner or beverages at the Fort George Brewery before the event. Nature Matters, a lively conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Nature Matters is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and the Fort George Brewery + Public House. For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471, or check out www.nps.gov/lewi.
ILWACO — Peninsula Quilt Guild is hosting their 25th Annual Quilt Show from Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22, at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco. Doors are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and admission is free. Tickets will be available for the beautiful prize quilt, “By the Sea.” Any questions, please call 360-607-0617.
Eats, Arts & Adventures
CHINOOK — On March 28 beginning at 5 p.m., the Peninsula Rotary’s annual event has a new name and a new location. The event will be held in the Chinook School Event Center. This year’s theme is “A Night in Old Havana.” There will be silent and live auctions, raffles, prizes, Games, music, Cuban nibbles, refreshments and dinner. Tropicana Club attire is encouraged but not required. To learn more and buy tickets, click on the link to the Rotary website https://beachrotary.org/service-projects/eats-arts-adventures/.
Is art in your future?
PENINSULA — Peninsula Arts Association awards an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student from the Ocean Beach or Naselle-Grays River School districts, or a home-schooled student. Graduating seniors with an interest is furthering their art education are eligible and are urged to contact their school scholarship director and ask about the possibility of applying for this scholarship. The scholarship is not restricted to college bound students, any graduate interested in pursuing further arts education through workshops, apprenticeships, or college classes may apply. Scholarship funds can be used for payment of classes or for art equipment or supplies. Selection is based on the required student essay, letters of recommendations, minimum grade point average, submitted art portfolio and an interview. Student art work is reviewed at the interview. Application deadline is April 21. Interviews take place in May. To receive an application packet or for more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with PAA Scholarship in the subject line.