Wednesday, June 14Flag day
ILWACO - On Flag Day, June 14, the Long Beach Elks will hold a Flag Day ceremony at 3 p.m. at the Lodge. Then the American Legion will hold a flag disposal ceremony for worn flags at 6 p.m. at the Legion Post in Ilwaco. Worn flags may be brought by members of the public to the ceremony or can be taken to any fire station or the Long Beach Police Department. For information, call Post Commander Dick Wallace at 360-244-0473 or Frank Soditus at 665-6626.
Lawn Care Tips
SOUTH BEND - WSU Master Gardeners in Pacific County are inviting the public to attend their next educational program on Wednesday, June 14 at 3 p.m. in the commissioners' meeting room in the Courthouse Annex on Robert Bush Drive in South Bend. Don Tapio, WSU Area Extension Agent, will be speaking on home lawn care. Most lawns can be greatly improved simply by following appropriate cultural recommendations for fertilization and weed control. The workshop is free of charge and refreshments will be served.
CHINOOK - During the month of June, All Seasons Kids Stuff in Chinook is hosting a fundraising drive for the F.I.S.H. program. One hundred percent of the money for sales of items consigned to the Martha Murfin F.I.S.H. account goes to that organization. Help out a good cause - donate during June. Call 777-8697 for more information.
ASTORIA - Registration is open for summer term classes in Linfield College's Adult Degree Program and will continue through June 15. Class schedules are available online at www.Linfield.edu/dce or from Joanne DeMay, by calling 800-452-4176, 503-883-2446 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Linfield program offers working adults a chance to complete a bachelor's degree or certificate with evening, weekend, guided study and online classes. Financial aid is available and many adult students can earn college credit for prior learning.
ILWACO - Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Summer Reading Kick-Off Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 and 16, for all ages. Stop by the library and sign up for the 2006 summer reading program "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales." While you're there make a fun craft to take home.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents "Timberland Reads Together Author Series" featuring Jim Lynch from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 15 for adults and older teens. Jim Lynch, author of "The Highest Tide," will read from and discuss his novel at a free presentation. He will also answer questions and sign books. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
PENINSULA - Join members of the Discovery Coast Audubon for a birding field trip from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 15 at the Lewis Unit off Highway 101. Carole Warneke will guide this outing. Call her at 642-4050 with any questions. Bring binoculars, field guide, water, snack and mosquito repellant and dress for the weather. Wear boots if it's wet. Participants should meet at the P.U.D. on Sandridge Road at 8:55 a.m.
LONG BEACH - The next meeting of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees is at 11:30 a.m. on June 15 at Chen's Restaurant in Long Beach. Visitors are welcome. If you have questions, call Bob at 642-4978.
FridayFun Book Events
LONG BEACH - There are two fun book events at the World Kite Museum, (303 Sid Snyder Drive) on Friday, June 16. At 5:30 p.m. a mini-workshop and book signing by Seattle author Garth Stein, entitled, "Who's Zomming' Who?" is for both readers and writers. Then at 6:30 p.m. "Nosh with the Author" during the cocktail hour and silent auction to benefit Peninsula children's literary. Please RSVP via e-mail to email@example.com or call Independent Books at 642-8438.
Feed our Animals
PACIFIC COUNTY - Pacific County Timberland Libraries present "Feed Our Animal Friends." The Timberland Regional Library is sponsoring a five-county pet food drive to benefit local animal shelters and food banks. To donate pet food or supplies, please look for marked boxes at all Timberland libraries. This program is part of the libraries summer reading program, "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales."
OCEAN PARK - The New Hope Baptist Fellowship, located at 24109 "U" Street is hosting a rummage sale on Friday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots of good stuff at great prices. If you have questions, call 665-4507.
CHINOOK - On June 17, the Southwest Washington Anglers host the 9th Annual Sturgeon Derby to be held at the Port of Chinook. Open to all boat or bank fishermen, there will be late sign-up if needed at 5 a.m. the day of the event. Teams consist of three anglers per team, and all anglers not signed up as a three-man team will be randomly grouped into teams, but will fish separately. The entry fee is $33 per angler prior to the event, with the opportunity to win individual cash prizes and outstanding team. For information, call Gordon Bardy at 503-558-1948 or Bob Sibthorp at 360-896-2208. You can pre-order your bait at the Chinook Country Store by calling 777-2248.
OCEAN PARK - Due to the annual Northwest Garlic Festival to be held in downtown Ocean Park the weekend of June 17 and June 18, 256th Place between Highway 103 and Ridge Road will be closed from 3 p.m. on Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.
OCEAN PARK - The 25th annual Northwest Garlic Festival is June 17 and 18. Celebrate the passion for this exalted bulb with the faithful throngs who make their annual pilgrimage to the Northwest Garlic Festival. This event is not held for the region's garlic growing ability. This festival was born out of love of great garlic-laden cuisine and fabulous wine to go with it. There will be food and craft booths, plus kids games both days, and outstanding music. In addition the Ocean Park Chamber of Commerce has produced another garlic cookbook that you may want to add to your collection. If you need more information you can call 665-4448.
Music in gardens
PENINSULA - Get your tickets now for the special "Music in the Gardens" fundraiser for the Water Music Festival Society. This event, set for Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. encompasses special tours of gardens and nurseries on the Peninsula. Featured will be 12 gardens, ranging in style from Victorian to Zen and including four bed and breakfast establishments plus area nurseries. In addition, many of the gardens will have recorded previews of the live music to be presented at the upcoming Water Music Festival, scheduled for Oct. 20 through Oct. 22. Tickets are $10 and are available the day of the event at the following locations: Aunt Clara's Greenhouse at 803 Highway 101 in Chinook; Patti Jacobsen's home and garden at 4714 "L" Place in Seaview, and Ocean Park Garden Art at 25201 Vernon (Pacific Highway) in Ocean Park. For more information call Patti Jacobsen 642-3254.
Tweit to speak
SKAMOKAWA - Bird expert Bill Tweit will be hosted by the Friends of Skamokawa at Redmen Hall at 1394 S.R. 4 in Skamokawa on Saturday, June 17, at 2 p.m. Tweit is one of the editors of "Birds of Washington, Status and Distribution," published by Oregon State University Press and he will speak on this subject, as well as sign copies of the book which will be available for purchase. Tweit is a program manager at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, a member of the Washington Bird Records Committee and has been regional editor for the Journal of North American Birds for almost two decades, describing many changes in the avifauna of the Pacific Northwest in his column. Refreshments will be served.
LONG BEACH - From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, come learn bicycle safety at the Funland field, behind the Long Beach Police station. There will be an obstacle course, prizes, and a professional will check bicycles for safety. Each child should bring a helmet and a parent or guardian. This is a free event sponsored by the Pacific County Safety Task Force in cooperation with SummerFest and the city of Long Beach.
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.
LONG BEACH - As part of the weekend Summerfest activities, there will be free wagon rides starting at Third Street and Pacific from noon to 5 p.m. on June 17 and June 18. In addition, on both days there is face painting in Fish Alley from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and kids games offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Third and Pacific in the gazebo park.
ILWACO - The theme for the Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco on June 17 celebrates Father's Day. There is a father daughter/son fishing derby sponsored by the Ilwaco Charter Association that you can sign up for by calling 642-3495. The Market is full of vendors offering baked goods, produce, artwork, jewelry, soaps, candles, plants and much more. They even have Stan the Marble Man on hand to teach you how to shoot marbles. For additional information, call Sharon at 642-3495.
Democrats to meet
SKAMOKAWA - On June 17 at Vista Park in Skamokawa, the annual 19th District Democrats picnic will be held. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. and the picnic at noon. This event is sponsored by the Wahkiakum County Democrats.
All Comers' Meet
ILWACO - Another All-Comers' Track Meet, open to the public, will be held on Saturday, June 17 on the Ilwaco track at Ilwaco High School. Field events start at 10 a.m. and running events start at 11 a.m. The entry fee is $1. There will be a variety of events available for a variety of age groups. For information, contact Sarah at 665-5732.
OCEAN PARK - On Saturday, June 17 beginning at 5 p.m. there will be a benefit lasagna dinner at the Ocean Park Community Church, 268th and Vernon in Ocean Park. Contributions received will help to send AWANA clubbers to scholarship camp this summer. If you have questions, call 665-4548.
OYSTERVILLE - On June 18 come join Father Blaine Hammond of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Seaview as he leads the Vespers Service beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 18 in the historic Oysterville Church. Music will be provided by The Singing Saints Children's Choir of the Peninsula Church Center with Judy Suvak, organist. The Vespers Service is a "come as you are event," so don't miss this very uplifting celebration.
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.
MondayCub Scout Camp
PENINSULA - Sign up now for Cub Scout Day Camp to be held June 19 through June 23 at Camp Rilea. This year's theme, "Cub Scouting: It's Out of This World," promises to delivery many close encounters of the best kind. This camp is for all boys entering the first through fifth grade in 2006. The registration fee is $77 and includes a camp T-shirt, and all crafts and activities. Is your son not a Cub Scout yet? He can join in time to attend day camp. Contact Tom Sutherland, Camp program director at 360-244-1611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet care for kids
ILWACO - Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Responsible Pet Care for Kids at 1 p.m., June 19 for all ages. Join Linda Baehr of the South Pacific County Humane Society for inspiring information on how to be an awesome pet owner. Learn how to give your pet the best care you possibly can. Find out why it's important to treat pets and all animals with respect and kindness. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries.
SEAVIEW - Lone Fir Cemetery Association holds a special meeting at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 19 at the Peninsula Church Center memorial room, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. The officers and board members will present the revised by-laws for approval. For additional information, call 642-2891 or 642-2831.
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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries.
Wings of Freedom
ASTORIA - On June 19 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., June 20 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and June 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the public is invited to come see the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator at the Astoria Airport. There is a fee for the walk-through tours. Veterans are encouraged to attend. On June 19 there will be a 40s dinner and dance from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the American Legion Post at 1315 Broadway in Seaside. The public is also encouraged to attend the Astoria Airport and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Astoria open house on June 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
OCEAN PARK - At 5:30 p.m. June 19, in the Ocean Park Library, there will be a meeting of the committee setting up the 2007 Doggie Olympic Games. Volunteers are needed to help develop this new and fun event scheduled to be held in 2007. All interested parties are welcome to attend this meeting and be in on the ground floor of planning this fundraiser for the South Pacific County Humane Society. For more information, call Jill at 665-6395 or email@example.com.
TuesdayKite museum open
LONG BEACH - Don't forget the World Kite Museum on Sid Snyder Drive is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Among the many wonderful exhibits you will find the "Meet me in St. Louis for the first kite competition in the U.S;" The "Kites of World War II" display; "A Kite Junket through Southeast Asia" exhibit; and "The Kite's Love Affair with Water and Water Creatures" which promises to surprise your senses and bring you up to date with the Western kite world. Call 642-4020 for more information.
PAA arts meeting
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Arts Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20 at the Ocean Park Library. On the agenda for the meeting is a discussion of summer activities and the upcoming Starving Artists sale by P.A.A. members scheduled from July 15 at the Ocean Park Library from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Marilyn Casey at 665-6168 for more information.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK - The men's "Do Nothing Club" invites local men to join them in doing nothing (well practically) 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, June 21
Concert for Kids
NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents the "See You Later Alligator," concert for kids from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., June 21 for children of all ages. 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. "My brother eats bugs!" is one of his hilarious original songs. This program is part of the library's summer reading program.
Daring to dream
RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents "Activated Storytellers Daring to Dream" from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., June 21 for all ages. Join in the fun and the music as the Activated Storytellers enact a pair of tales: "The Dragon of Krakow," a Polish fable about a boy and a dragon, and "Following the Buzz," a Japanese tale of a man who dreams of following bees to a pot of gold. This program is part of the library's summer reading program.
Future EventsBlood drive
OCEAN PARK - The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22 at Peninsula Assembly of God at 26310 Ridge Road. Donations take approximately one hour. Donors are encouraged to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water at least four hours before donating. For information call 665-6340.
CRO Art meeting
ILWACO - The next meeting of the Columbia River Organization for Artists (CROA) is Thursday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at J&D Artwerks, 1605 41st Place in Seaview. John Hayes, the owner of the business and a metal sculptor will be the guest speaker. Anyone with an interest in art is invited to attend the meeting. For more information, call Barbara at 642-5532.
LONG BEACH - On Friday, June 23 there will be an Alcohol Server Training course offered beginning at 8 a.m. prompt and running until 11 a.m. The class will be held at the Crab Pot, located at 1917 Pacific Hwy South in Long Beach. The cost is $45 for the full course and includes your alcohol server card. For more information, call Sue at the Crab Pot, 642-8870.
Relay for Life
ILWACO - On June 23 and June 24 the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life main event will be held at the Ilwaco High School track. Teams of people gather and take turns walking or running laps. Each team must keep at least one team member on the track at all times. Come support this worthwhile, lifesaving event.
ILWACO - The Peninsula Chess Club is hosting a chess tournament on Saturday, June 24 at the American Legion Hall, 127 S.E. Lake Street in Ilwaco. The casual and unrated divisions have no requirements to join or be a member of any chess organization. Anyone in kindergarten through 12th grade playing in the Unrated Division will automatically get a rating recognized throughout Washington and Oregon by the Northwest Scholastic Chess Organization. There will be three sections: Casual for kids and adults not desiring to obtain a rating or prize; unrated for all kindergarten through 12 with or desiring a rating; open for all USCF rated players. No computers are allowed and this is a non-smoking event. Entry fees must be received by June 17. They can be mailed to: Peninsula Chess Club, 105 17th Street N.E., Long Beach, WA 98631. Registration the day of the event is from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Bring sets and clocks. The first rounds starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 642-8956.
Stentz to perform
CAPE D - The Waikiki Beach concert series presents Larkin Stentz playing the flute and hammered dulcimer from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 at Cape Disappointment State Park. Families are encouraged to attend this free evening of entertainment. Call 642-3029 for more information.
SEAVIEW - The public is invited to a grand kick-off meeting of the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula set for 6:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. This local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club is dedicated to inspiring and enabling local youth to reach their full potential in a safe and caring atmosphere supported by trained professionals in a fun-loving environment. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this meeting to celebrate and help with the leadership, planning and monetary support necessary to build this club. If you have questions, call 642-0522.
LONG BEACH - The Columbia River Organization of Artists will have an art show and sale at the World Kite Museum, 303 Sid Snyder Dr. W., on Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, prints, photos and sculpture will be available to the public toward the benefit of the C.R.O.A. art group which meets on the second and fourth Thursdays at the Ilwaco Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. No admission will be charged. This is a good time to get to know local artists.
AARP 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.
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. This exciting, fun-filled school will include games, skits, crafts, bible lessons, snacks and more. Come and join in the fun and adventure and discover the 10 commandments. Contact Pat at 665-6632 to register your children or for more information.
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. These sessions offer informal, confidential conversation and encouragement to others in mental health recovery, their family and friends. To reach NAMI Pacific County members between meetings, contact Barbara Bate, 665-4421, firstname.lastname@example.org; Craig and Lorraine Brown, 642-3892, email@example.com; Carol Wright, 665-6463, firstname.lastname@example.org; Lin Holland, 665-6348, email@example.com; or membership chair Mary Frances Bowers, 665-3070, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PENINSULA - As part of the upcoming 22nd Annual SandSations Festival scheduled for July 21 and 22, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile will be on hand auditioning young singers for their well-known jingle. So get to practicing now - you could be a star!
(And we'll let everyone else know, too!)
Call Marlene at 642-8181