Wednesday, July 6L&C fundraiserSEAVIEW - The Friends of Lewis and Clark are hosting a "Community Fund Night" at the 42nd Street Cafe, Wednesday evening July 6. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about their efforts and assist in passing the hat. The 42nd Street Cafe will donate 20 percent of any purchase that evening. The guest just needs to toss their receipt into the Community Fund bowl to have their purchase counted. Call 642-2323 for more information.

King Arthur puppets

OCEAN PARK, NASELLE - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents King Arthur puppets from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and Naselle Timberland Library will present the same program from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., July 6 for children of all ages. With a colorful cast of 12 hand puppets, Clay Martin's Puppet Theater presents a fanciful retelling of the legend of King Arthur, Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table, the evil Mordred and an unlikely hero named Krokuss.

MH advisory meeting

LONG BEACH - The next meeting of the Pacific County Mental Health Advisory Board is from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., July 6 at Willapa Counseling Center, 1107 Pacific Ave., N., Long Beach. This meeting is open to the public.

Guessing jars

NASELLE, OCEAN PARK - Naselle and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries present, "What's in the Guessing Jar?" each Wednesday for children of all ages. Guess how many items are in the library's guessing jar each week. The closest guess wins! One guess per day.

Wacky days

OCEAN PARK, NASELLE - Ocean Park and Naselle Timberland Libraries present Wacky Days at the library. At Ocean Park, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at Naselle it is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for children of all ages. Find three wacky things at the library Wednesdays through July 27 and win a small prize.

HST thrift store

LONG BEACH - His Supper Table Thrift Store, a 501C3 agency, is open at their new location, 4607 Pacific Hwy., Seaview, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations are welcomed. Proceeds from the store go to support the food program.

Adult ballet

ILWACO - Join the fun of a special adult ballet class beginning Wednesday, July 6 through Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at River City School of Arts and Crafts. Call 642-8707 today to learn more about this fun class.

ThursdayLB merchants

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Merchants Association will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 7 at the Coast Grille on Pacific Hwy., (next to the Chautauqua Lodge) in Long Beach.

Aging agency meeting

PORT HADLOCK - The Olympic Area Agency on Aging Council of Government meets from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Thursday, July 7 via conference call. The agenda will include approval of in-home care contracts for 2005-06. For current meeting information, or to participate in the conference call, please contact Carol Ann Laase at (800) 801-0050.

MS support group

OCEAN PARK - The next meeting of the M.S. Self-Help Support Group is July 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Peninsula Assembly of God Church, 26310 Ridge Ave., Ocean Park. If you have questions, please call Cheryl West at 642-5842. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month.

Grief/loss support

OCEAN PARK - The next meeting of the Grief and Loss Support Group is at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 7 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, located at 240th and "U" St. Everyone is welcome.

FridayKite-making

GRAYS RIVER - The Youth Adventure Program will take a trip to the World Kite Museum in Long Beach on Friday, July 8 for a kite-making class. Pre-registration is required as there is limited space. The cost is $5 per person, and attendees should bring a sack lunch and coat. Call for departure times, or join the group at the Kite Museum in your own vehicle. Call Tari Zimmerman at (360) 465-2147 or Esther Ashe at (800) 350-8622 for more information.

T'ai Chi Chih

OCEAN PARK - Enjoy T'ai Chi Chih, a form of exercise for promoting vitality, inner peace, serenity, joy, balance and health, is offered at 5:30 p.m., on Fridays at the Ocean Park Wellness Center (next to the Eagles). The series of 20 simple, non-strenuous movements can be performed by anyone, and helps relax the body and refresh the mind. An accredited instructor teaches classes. For more information, call 642-2296.

AA meetings

LONG BEACH - AA meetings are held 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday, noon everyday, and at 8 p.m. every night except Fridays at the Seaview meeting hall, 4603 Pacific Hwy. For a complete meeting schedule, call 642-2902, or visit www.funbeach.com.

SaturdayCar show

LONG BEACH - On Saturday, July 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the main stage area in Long Beach there will be an Eerie 8's Bare Bones Car Show, sponsored by the Northcoast Car Club. There will be ratrods, hotrods, custom cars, custom bicycles, and much more. Plus there will be live music by the rock-a-billy bands The Flapjacks and the Stillbillys. For more information, call Del at 642-2215 or (360) 244-9452, or register at the Siren Boutique at 642-5541.

Summerfest fun

LONG BEACH - The weekend of July 9 through July 10, there will be lots happening downtown. Among the many things going on is the children's face painting, and on Saturday and Sunday wagon rides, plus music by Janet's Vice and Storm Train.

SundayOutreach at the beach

OCEAN PARK - Beginning July 10 and continuing through July 17, local area churches are sponsoring Outreach at the Beach 2005. This weeklong event held at Sheldon Park includes spiritual devotions at Peninsula Assembly of God, Peninsula Baptist, United Methodist Church, Ocean Park Community Church, Pacific Bible Church, New Life Assembly of God Church, and The Upper Room Fellowship Church. Activities range from wonderful devotionals, to Christian musical groups, to youth activities, to a barbecue, to an all-night gospel sing. Call 665-6340 for more information on times and events.

Vespers service

OYSTERVILLE - Pastor Jerry Fergurson of Ocean Park Lutheran Church will lead the Vespers Service beginning at 3 p.m., on Sunday, July 10 in the historic Oysterville Church. The Ocean Park Lutheran Church choir will provide beautiful music, and Ethel Runyan will play the organ. The Vespers Service is a "come as you are event," so don't hesitate to stop by and enjoy this uplifting celebration.

Al-Anon in Rosburg

GRAYS RIVER - Rosburg Al-Anon is held in the Grays River Methodist Church social hall located at 3624 SR 4 West, up the hill from the Grays River Cafe. Each Sunday, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., a 12-step group meets. Meetings are confidential and focus on personal strength and support. Parking is available behind the church building. For information, call Barbara at 665-4421 or 465-2391, or Clay at 484-7798.

MondayTsunami workshop

OCEAN PARK - A tsunami workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, July 11, at Pacific County Fire Dist. No. 1, Ocean Park Station. This workshop will be open to the public and the format will be a round table question and answer session. The purpose of the workshop is to provide educational information on what to do, where to go, how you will be notified, the difference between an alert and a bulletin, where high ground is, and more. Questions may be directed to the Pacific County Fire District No. 1 at 665-4451.

Wildlife Rehab

ILWACO - Ilwaco Timberland Library presents the Wildlife Rehab Center of the North Coast from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., July 11 for all ages. Hear all about the daring deeds of the folks from the Wildlife Rehab Center of the North Coast. Come meet some of the animals they have rescued and learn how you can help protect wildlife.

Wacky Days

RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents Wacky Days from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. beginning July 11 for all ages. Find three wacky things at the library Mondays from July 11 to Aug. 1 and win a free prize.

Audubon meeting

LONG BEACH - The Discovery Coast Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m., July 11 at the PUD building on Sandridge Rd., Long Beach. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. For more information call Patricia at 642-1310.

Garden Dreams

SOUTH BEND - South Bend Timberland Library presents Garden Dreams from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., July 11 for children 6 and up. Try a little gardening with Toni Gwin, WSU Extension Educator. This is your chance to try testing soil, planting seeds and sculpting a face in a grass-seed head. Take your creation home and watch it sprout grass hair. Sponsored by the WSU Extension Office of Pacific County.

Port of Peninsula

NAHCOTTA - The next meeting of the Port of Peninsula is July 11 at 6 p.m. in the Port office meeting room. The meetings are open to the public.

Ilwaco council

ILWACO - The Ilwaco city council will meet at 6 p.m. on July 11 at council chambers, 301 Spruce Street (the old council offices on the back side of the American Red Cross building). The meeting is open to the public. If you have questions, call 642-3145.

LB 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.

TuesdayBeach Bytes club

SURFSIDE - The Beach Bytes Computer Club will meet at 7 p.m., July 12 at the Surfside Homeowners Association office, 31402 "H" St., Surfside. The meeting includes discussion of current events in PC/Windows computing, as well as providing support by answering questions and solving problems. Everyone is welcome. Call 665-5094 if you need additional information.

Art Around Town

PACIFIC COUNTY - The month of July finds Peninsula Arts Association members displaying at the following sites: In the Coast Grille and Lounge, Judy Leonard offers her paintings of Peninsula animals and Marilyn Casey displays her watercolor seascapes. At the Chinook Observer find Mary Ann Hirst. In the Ocean Beach Hospital, there is a collection of art by Joan Taplin, plus paintings by Allan Carson. Oceans of Art has paintings by Wes Moehnke and the classic car portraits done by Ann Thompson. Additionally, Marilyn Casey's watercolors are at the Ark Restaurant in Nahcotta. All locations welcome visitors to their displays and the Peninsula Arts Association artists hope you enjoy their work.

Wednesday, July 13Dragon visit

OCEAN PARK, NASELLE - From 11 a.m. to 11:45 at the Ocean Park Timberland Library and from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Naselle Timberland Library come enjoy "The Dragon Who Came to Visit" on July 13 for children of all ages. Help mad scientist, Dr. Cranium, perform science experiments with machines, heat exchange, molecular properties, and more. Your quest is to show a dragon that the forest might be a better home for him than a castle. Presented by Mad Science of South Sound.

Friends of L&C

SEAVIEW - The Pacific County Friends of Lewis and Clark will hold its monthly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 at the Shoalwater Restaurant. The meeting includes a no-host luncheon. All those with an interest are encouraged to attend.

Make bath salts

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents "Make Your Own Bath Salts" from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., July 13 for teens. There is nothing like a warm bath after a day of jousting and juggling. Learn to make your own bath salts at this workshop. Materials are provided. This event is part of the library's summer program for teens, "Joust Read."

Caregivers' support

SEAVIEW - Caregivers Support Group will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 13 at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. For more information call Jonell at 642-3787.

MH support

SEAVIEW - A meeting of the mental health support group is Wednesday, July 13 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place, Seaview. The group offers informal, confidential sharing and encouragement. For more information contact Barbara at 665-4421, bgofish@willapabay.org, Pat at 642-2296, or Kevin at 642-3787, wcc.kevinm@willapabay.org.

Shoalwater Birders

OCEAN PARK - Bev Arnoldy will tell all about the nesting habits of the great blue heron at the 7 p.m. meeting on July 13 of the Shoalwater Birders at the Ocean Park Timberland Library. According to Arnoldy, the herons tolerate her family living near them, and as she will explain, this is not altogether an ideal situation. Everyone is welcome to attend this quarterly meeting.

Future EventsEmergency Mgmt mtg

SEAVIEW - The quarterly meeting of the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is at 9 a.m., July 14 in the Seaview Transit building. One topic on the agenda will be a discussion of the tsunami warning process. The meeting is open to the public.

Art Walk at Port

ILWACO - The Ilwaco Harbour Village is setting sail with their first Art Walk of the season, Thursday, July 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This first event is hosted by Don Nisbett's "Crew House Gallery" and activities will include new shows at all the galleries, painting demonstrations, refreshments, music and, as always, a great free raffle. This year, Ilwaco is host to two new galleries and an outstanding sculpture garden. All the shops and restaurants will be putting on their pirate eye-patches, so come and stroll along the marina on Waterfront Way and enjoy the fun. Call 642-2291 to learn more.

Pacific Transit

SEAVIEW - Pacific Transit System will hold their regular quarterly board meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 14 at the Pacific Transit Maintenance Facility meeting room at 2750 Pacific Way, Seaview. The public is invited to attend.

CROA meeting

ILWACO - The Columbia River Organization for Artists (CROA) will meet at the Ilwaco Community Center in the PACE activity room on Thursday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meetings will be held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Everyone is invited to come discuss art problems, plan fundraisers, and to participate in upcoming art shows. For more information, call Barbara at 642-5532.

SandSations

LONG BEACH -The 21st Annual SandSations sand sculpture contest is coming to the Peninsula July 15 and July 16. This fun-filled event will be located at the Bolstad beach approach in downtown Long Beach. This year's event will include last-minute registrations and sand sculpting lessons on Friday, starting at 3 p.m., followed by an old-fashioned beach bonfire at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday is the main sand-sculpting contest, with teams getting started at around 10 a.m., and then the Sand Flea Pet Parade begins at noon. Free hotdogs are available all day. Winners will be announced and cash and other prizes awarded at around 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Long Beach Peninsula Visitor's Bureau at 642-2400.

Class reunion

ILWACO - The Class of 1990 is having a 15-year reunion on Saturday, July 16. There will be a family picnic at the Ilwaco City Park starting at 11 a.m. For more information contact: Teresa Morris-Varner at (503) 325-2926 or teresav@pacifier.com or April Lang-Vander Hoek at (253) 845-2970 or ajavhoek@aol.com.

Railroad Days

ILWACO - All aboard for the Chamshell Railroad Days July 16 and July 17 at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum. The exhibits will feature railroad displays, layouts and various events. The museum is located at 115 S.E. Lake Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 642-3446 for more information.

Starving artist sale

OCEAN PARK - On Saturday, July 16, the Peninsula Arts Association is holding its annual Starving Artist Sale from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ocean Park library. The event is open to the public and will include a variety of works, with the top price for any item no more than $50. There will be unframed, unmated offerings, many at bargain prices. Twenty percent of gross sales goes to the Peninsula Art Association Scholarship fund. Come and join in the fun.

Medicare workshop

SEAVIEW - Beginning at 10 a.m., July 18, at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place, Seaview, there will be a free community workshop regarding the new Medicare law. A representative from Social Security Administration will be on hand to talk about low income subsidy and assist with applications as needed; a representative from Columbia Legal Assistance will be there to talk about elder law issues; and a representative from Olympia Area Agency on Aging will discuss the Medicare Prescription Drug benefit. You can call 642-3634 or (888) 571-6558 for more information.

Stamp club

OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Stamp Club will meet on July 19 beginning at noon at the Ocean Park library. Beginners to advanced are welcome. Call Chuck at 665-5978 for more information.

PAA meeting

OCEAN PARK - There will be a meeting of the Peninsula Arts Association from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 in the Ocean Park library conference room. The public is invited to attend.

Beach MUG

ILWACO - The Beach Macintosh Users Group (MUG) will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 at the Ilwaco High School library. The meetings are open to all levels of users.

History at home

SKAMOKAWA - At 1 p.m., July 23, at the River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa, the Friends of Skamokawa will host "History Begins at Home," a presentation on caring for and preserving family documents, photographs, clothing and other heirlooms. Speaker Jennifer Cobb of Family Heirloom Preservation, brings her wealth of knowledge on how to take care of treasured objects. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call Lori Martin, manager of Redmen Hall at (360)795-3007.

Honoring Chinook

SEAVIEW - St. Peter's Episcopal Church and Ocean Park Lutheran Church will be presenting the second annual "Honoring the Chinook" ceremony from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 23 at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place, Seaview. Featured will be a dinner and a service of worship, which will include a talking circle. Elders will have the opportunity to say something about themselves and the Chinook people. All are welcome, but please call the Church Center at 642-3115 so meals can be planned.

Long Beach Rodeo

LONG BEACH - The 60th Annual Long Beach Rodeo will be held July 30 and July 31 at the rodeo grounds, 6407 Sandridge Rd., Long Beach. Family night starts Saturday after the rodeo and features fun events for all ages. There will be vendors, concessions, clowns, music, pony rides, mechanical bull, barbecue and beer garden and more. A cowboy breakfast is offered from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., both days.

Bead baking workshop

ASTORIA - Join the community-wide effort to make thousands of trading beads for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration Trading beads made from bakers-clay (flour, salt, and water) are being given away in the Kids Corps Discovery Area at Festival of the Pacific, a three-day event at Clatsop County Fair Grounds. A baking workshop is offered Saturday, July 30, at the Bob Chisholm Community Center in Seaside. At the end of the session participants will know how to make and paint the beads and receive one batch of dough and sample paints and sealer. Participants should bring three glass jars with sealable lids. For more information and to R.S.V.P. call Becky Sherlock at (503) 717-1821.

Nickel launch

ILWACO - On Aug. 5 at 10 a.m., the newest nickel in the Westward Journey series will be launched at Cape Disappointment. Coin designers will be on hand to sign rolls of nickels. There will be a nickel exchange of the "Ocean in View" nickel and the Sacagawea golden dollar. Federal, state, tribal and local officials will participate, including the Deputy Director of the United States Mint, David Lebryk.

Women's workshop

NORTH BEND - Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting, and other outdoor skills in a workshop Sept. 16 through Sept. 18 at Camp Waskowitz Environmental Learning Center near North Bend. The workshop is coordinated by Washington Outdoor Women (WOW), a non-profit program dedicated to teaching women outdoor skills and natural resource stewardship. Some 20 classes will be offered throughout the weekend on subjects such as archery, basic fishing, fly fishing and tying, canoeing, preparing fish and shellfish, big-game hunting basics, map and compass reading, practical wilderness medicine, survival skills, wildlife identification and more. A total of 40 instructors, including several WDFW staff members, volunteer their time and expertise to connect women with the outdoors. Participants must be at least 18 years old to attend the workshop and must have a Washington recreational fishing license to take part in the fishing and fly-fishing sessions. The workshop fee of $190 includes two days' lodging, meals and the use of all necessary equipment. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for the workshop. To learn more about the workshop and to download the registration form, visit the WOW Web site at http://www.washingtonoutdoorwomen.org or call Ronni McGlenn at (425) 455-1986.

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