Wednesday, July 25Willapa Refuge Friends
ILWACO - The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Board of Directors are having their monthly board meeting starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at the refuge headquarters located at 3888 State Route 101, Ilwaco. All Friends members and the public are welcome to attend. Contact Katherine Driscoll at 360-783-2699 or email@example.com if you are planning to attend.
NASELLE - On July 25 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Naselle Timberland Library is hosting the Get a Clue Scavenger Hunt, for children of all ages. What is missing from the library? Get a clue, or two and join in the library's scavenger hunt. Sponsored by the Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library.
Eggs & Ice Cream
OCEAN PARK - At 11 a.m. on July 25, Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Egg Hunt and Ice Cream Party for all ages. Join in a search for some out-of-season Easter eggs and make your own ice cream in a bag. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries.
Solve the Mystery
RAYMOND - "The Cracks in the Wall" is the mystery to be solved at Raymond Timberland Library on July 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for middle and high school youth. A body is discovered in the walls of the Eddington Memorial Library. Can concrete evidence bring a murderer to justice? Join forces with other teens to see if you can solve the mystery. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Raymond Timberland Library.
Board of Adjustment
SEAVIEW - The Pacific County Board of Adjustment meets at 3 p.m. on July 25 at the Pacific County Transit building in Seaview. The meeting is open to the public.
SEAVIEW - On Wednesday, July 25 beginning at 8:30 a.m., enjoy a great no-host breakfast, while discussing and debating books and writing, or find out the must-reads and the must-not-reads from your neighbors, while you get the early scoop on book and writing events. The format is an open forum around the breakfast table at Debi's Restaurant. For information contact Independent Books at 642-8438.
Summer Fun Nights
OCEAN PARK - On July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, Ocean Park Lutheran Church is having their Summer Fun Nights program each Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. Take an intergenerational trip to Jesus' time at the Sea of Galilee. Come enjoy the food, fun and crafts and learn more about the Sea of Galilee. All ages and all people welcome! Call for more information 665-6344, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
LONG BEACH - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 in Long Beach is holding their monthly membership and business meeting at 7 p.m. July 26 at the Peninsula Senior Center in Klipsan. For information, call 642-1228.
ILWACO - Due to the stadium repair work project and the athletic track renovations, the Ilwaco stadium, track areas and adjoining football and athletic fields are closed to all activities until Aug. 18. Previously scheduled events such as the Relay for Life Walk will be held at the track as planned, otherwise the areas are closed to the general public. Your support and cooperation are appreciated.
PENINSULA - These neighborhood women's groups meet every week offering fun, friends, Bible study, pray, 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.
ILWACO - Daily through July 27 Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Puzzles, for teens and preteens. Play online at www.trlib.org/teens-free-time.asp. Choose Thinks.com puzzles. Fiendish puzzles, riddles, trivia, anagrams, crosswords and scary crossword variants make this site a thorny thicket. Tell a librarian a traditional riddle and receive a prize.
Clothing Give Away
SEAVIEW - From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview, clothing for children and youth will be given away. All are welcome to share. Come and find jackets, sweats, shoes, socks, jeans and all types of wearing apparel.
OCEAN PARK - The Parkinson's disease support group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 27 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. For information, call Patti at 665-3284 or Jerry at 642-2273.
Art around town
PENINSULA - During the summer months of July and August, the Peninsula Arts Association offers exciting works by local artists at the following sites: Edith Turner Brown will be displaying her paintings at the Ark Restaurant; at the Ilwaco Library will be 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.
CAPE D - On July 28, beginning at 2 p.m., the Celtic music trio, Circled by Hounds, will perform their unique arrangements of traditional songs and tunes as well as original creations at the Waikiki beach amphitheater at Cape Disappointment State Park. The concert is free and open to the public. Bring your blanket or chair and come enjoy. Call 642-3029 for information.
LONG BEACH - On Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 beginning at 1 p.m., the public is invited to come to the Long Beach Rodeo at 6407 Sandridge Road. Family night starts Saturday after the rodeo and will include fun events for all ages. There will be vendors, concessions, J.J. Harrison, the rodeo clown, a barbecue and beer garden and more. A cowboy breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a nominal fee. Presale tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, and children 6 to 12 years old are $4.50. Day of the event tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5 for children. Children under five get in free. Call 800-451-2542 for more information.
Siegel to speak
SEAVIEW - Veteran talk radio host Mike Siegel will be speaking at the annual Pacific County Republican Picnic in Seaview on Saturday, July 28. Siegel is best known for hosting Coast to Coast AM. This free event will be held at the Malin residence in Seaview and is open to the public and especially all Republicans. You are requested to bring a lawn chair and a side salad or dessert to compliment the mixed grill of oysters, ribs, hamburgers, chicken and fish. The food and fun begins at 1 p.m. with the program at 2 p.m. For more information, please call 642-2444 or 642-0759.
LONG BEACH - The SummerFest season in Long Beach continues with horse and wagon rides, face painting and kids games and Tator A. Peel in town. All these events and more are free. Come to downtown Long Beach and have some fun!
CHINOOK - The cleaning up at the Salmon Hatchery with Discovery Coast Audubon and Sea Resources will continue at 10 a.m., on July 28. Bring weedeaters, hoes, rakes, lunch and plenty of water. Any amount of volunteer time and expertise will be appreciated. We do need gardeners to help with what to plant and other similar issues. For information call Patricia Cruse at 642-1310.
OYSTERVILLE - On July 22 the Vesper Services series continues at 3 p.m., in the historic Oysterville Church with the Rev. Donald Maddux, retired Episcopal priest officiating. Kathleen Staub and Laura Bitts of the Celtic Harps and Hurdy-Gurdy are providing the music. The organist for the service is Suzanne Knutzen. This is a casual event, so come as you are. The 2007 Vesper Services runs each Sunday through Sept. 2, with pastors from various denominations taking turns conducting the service.
Great Bible reef
CHINOOK - The Chinook Lutheran Church located across the street from the Chinook post office and fire station, is hold Vacation Bible School daily from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Sunday, July 29 through Thursday, Aug. 2. Dinner will be served each evening at 6 p.m. Attendance and dinner are by donation. For more information, call 777-8367.
MondayGet a Club
ILWACO - Beginning at 2 p.m. on July 30, Ilwaco Timberland Library is offering a program called, Get a Clue About Tide Pools, for all ages. Learn about creatures and plants of the Washington coast with Steve Harbell of WSU Marine Resources. Discover what they eat and how they live in the intertidal zone. Identify and handle various seaweeds, plankton, sea anemones, starfish, crabs, chitons and other sea life.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Lutheran Church and Ocean Park United Methodist Church serve a free take-out hot meal every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. On the menu for Monday, July 30 is baked beans and hot dogs, fruit and a cookie. Call 665-6344 for more information.
Summer food program
NASELLE - Naselle School District is offering a free breakfast and lunch program for children age one through 18 years old Monday through Friday through Aug. 17 at the school cafeteria, 793 State Route 4 in Naselle. Breakfast is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to noon. There are no applications, no names required - just come and eat good food! Call 484-7123 for more information.
TuesdayDo 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, Aug. 1Sports Physicals
NASELLE - Naselle Clinic will be performing high school and junior high sports physicals from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The cost is $25. Call ahead for an appointment at 484-7161.
Eggs & Ice Cream
NASELLE - From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 1, Naselle Timberland Library presents Egg Hunt and Ice Cream Party for all ages. Join in a search for some out-of-season Easter eggs and make your own ice cream in a bag. Sponsored by Okie's Select and the Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library.
CAPE D - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets the first Wednesday of each month. This month's meeting is Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at Cape Disappointment. For information call Larry at 665-2811.
MH Advisory Board
LONG BEACH - The Mental Health Advisory Board of Willapa Counseling Center will be having its monthly meeting in their conference room from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 1. This month's topic will be an overview of its chemical dependency treatment services presented by Denise Sambrano, CDP, MSW, and supervisor of the Chemical Dependency Program at Willapa Counseling. All those with an interest are invited to attend.
Future Events Late Coho Auction
NASELLE - The Willapa Anglers are hosting a salmon-raising auction Saturday, Aug. 4, starting at 5 p.m. at 290 Knappton Road, next to the Naselle Post Office next to Okie's Market, with appetizers and drinks to raise funds for feeding 100,000 late-run Coho salmon. The Naselle Hatchery Late Coho Fundraiser has a goal of raising $5,000 to buy feed for the hatchery. These feisty fin-clipped Coho salmon will return to Naselle River as hefty 9- to 20-pound-plus adults two to three years after release in late October through early January. Willapa Anglers is raising the hatchery-feed money because of a shortage in the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife budget. Please place this date on your calendar. Auction and raffle items will include art, guided fishing trips, fishing tackle, dinners, services, etc. There will be fishing tackle for gear- and fly-anglers. For further information, or to donate auction or raffle items call Frank Amato at 800-541-9498; e-mail Frank@amatobooks.com; or call Ron Nanney at 484-3409.
Pine Needle Basketry
ILWACO - Learn a simple chain stitch as you coil pine needles around a walnut slice to make a coaster in a class at River City School, 127 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. This fun and easy technique is one of the things covered in this three-hour class held on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a discussion on advanced techniques such as starting a basket around a center cut seashell. The cost is 35 and includes all materials. Call 642-8707 to register or for more information.
Marine Corps League
ASTORIA - The NW Oregon and SW Washington Detachment 1228 is looking for officer and enlisted, active, honorably discharged, retired Marine veterans and qualified Navy FMF corpsmen, or other branches of the armed services for our associate membership. Attend a lunch meeting at the Baked Alaska Restaurant in Astoria at noon on Aug. 4. For information you can contact John Hoechlin at 665-5555.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Police Department is conducting a hunter safety class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Long Beach fire hall. To enroll in this free class please contact the Long Beach Police Department at 642-2911. Space for the class is limited and you must enroll before the start of the class.
SEAVIEW - Caregivers Support Group meets Aug. 8 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.
PENINSULA - Physicals for participants in Ocean Beach School District sports are scheduled as follows: Aug. 8 at Ocean Beach Medical Center, $25. Call 642-3747 to schedule an appointment for that day and on Aug. 16 at Family Health Center in Klipsan Beach from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., $20. No appointment necessary within the set times.
ILWACO - Pacific Chapter No. 129 of the Order of Eastern Star meets on Aug. 9 beginning at 8 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge located at 205 Spruce Street in Ilwaco. All members are encouraged to attend.
AARP Driving class
KLIPSAN BEACH - There will be a driver-safety class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11, 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.
Alligator Man B-Day
LONG BEACH - On Saturday, Aug. 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the pocket park in front of Marsh's Free Museum, the public is invited to come help Jake the Alligator Man celebrate his 75th birthday. The first 100 children of any age take home a Jake bumper sticker and helium birthday balloon, a noise maker, a party hat and a piece of birthday cake. Enter various contests to honor Jake at www.funbeach.com/win.
Saddle Club meeting
LONG BEACH - The Peninsula Saddle Club meets at 7 p.m., Aug. 14, at their clubhouse on Sandridge Rd. If you are interested in learning more about the club, please call Dianne at 642-2680 evenings.
IHS School Reunion
ILWACO - Alumni of Ilwaco High School are encouraged to attend the 15th Annual School Reunion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Ilwaco High School football practice field. Come early, stay late. Call 642-3446 for more information. The IHS Alumni Golf Classic begins at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. Call Mike "Tiger" Williams at 642-4864 to reserve your place.
CHINOOK - All Season's Kidstuff in Chinook is having a free car seat check and finger printing clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 18 at 786 SR 101 in Chinook. Call 777-8697 for more information.
PACIFIC COUNTY - The Grays Harbor and Pacific County Master Gardeners and the Pacific County Historical Society are sponsoring a tour of six lovely gardens on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pacific County Courthouse grounds and the Pacific County Historical Museum stops are in South Bend - the other gardens are in Willapa Valley, close to Hwy 6. Jane Kirkpatrick, author of "A Clearing in the Wild" and "A Tendering in the Story" (historical fiction on the Keil Colony and the Emma Giesy family) will be selling and signing books at one of the gardens. The tour is self-guided. Tickets are $10. For further information, please call the Pacific County Historical Society at 360-875-5224.
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.
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.