Senior bowl

ILWACO - Hilltop Bowl offers drop-in bowling for seniors every Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m. All seniors are welcome to participate.




LB Planning

LONG BEACH - The next meeting of the Long Beach Planning Commission will be on Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m., at City Hall. The public is invited.

Raymond library

RAYMOND - The Friends of the Raymond Timberland Library will meet at 5 p.m. on Jan. 2 in the library meeting room. The organization meets on the first Thursday of the month. One of the ways the group raises funds for the library is through the sale of used books at the library near the meeting room. New titles are added each Wednesday.

PageTurners discussion

RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion for adults from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 2. Join in a lively discussion of this month's selection, "Delta Wedding" by Eudora Welty, in the library meeting room. Books are available for check out at the library circulation desk.

Fly Club

ASTORIA - The Raining Fly Fishing Club meets every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the VFW Hall, behind Safeway. New members are encouraged and welcome. For more information, call 642-2589.


OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Community Church at 268th and Vernon Avenue in Ocean Park, continues to offer the AWANA program, which is geared for third- through sixth-graders, on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. The program, "Truth and Training," welcomes new attendees every week. Call 665-4548 for more information.


ReachOut Food Bank

OCEAN PARK - The ReachOut Food Bank will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 3.


Garbage Gang

PENINSULA - The next community beach clean up is Saturday, Jan. 4. This quarterly event, to run from 9 a.m. to about noon, is organized by our local Grass Roots Garbage Gang and consists solely of volunteers.

All beach-loving individuals are encouraged to participate. Gather at community beach clean up signs at the Bolstad beach approach and at the Ocean Park approach on Bay Avenue at 9 a.m. It is recommended to dress for the weather and to wear good walking shoes, as well as gloves to protect hands. Garbage bags are provided and, once filled, can be left at the high tide line for volunteers with four-wheel-drive vehicles for collection.

At this time of year, it is likely to see garbage brought in by the heavy winter storms, so gather family, neighbors and friends and make it a January day to remember. For more information, log on to www.ourbeach.org or call Shelly at 665-5388.

PageTurners discussion

NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion for adults from 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 4. Read this month's selection, "The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan, and share your impression in a lively group discussion. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the current book.


LB City Council

LONG BEACH - The next meeting of the Long Beach City Council will be on Monday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The public is invited.


Book discussion

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion for adults from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 7. Read this month's selection, "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edmund Morris, and share your impressions at the discussion group.


Gateway friends

LONG BEACH - Friends of the Columbia River Gateway, supporting the Long Beach Peninsula area state parks, cordially invites the public to attend its monthly meeting on Jan. 8 at 3:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the administration building at Fort Canby State Park.

Future Events

VFW seeks members

ILWACO - The Veterans of Foreign Wars meets on the fourth Tuesday each month at the Legion Hall in Ilwaco at 11 a.m. Currently the VFW will pay the first year's dues for new members. A new member must have had duty overseas in wartime, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Persian Gulf or Somalia. For information, call 665-6205 or 642-8600.

Grief Support Group

LONG BEACH - A group of local residents is starting a grief support group which will be open to anyone who has been touched by the loss of a loved one. The group will not be facilitated by a counselor or specialist, but will be private individuals who want to just talk, share their feelings and help each other heal.

The day and time of the group will be set once interest has been established. For more information, call 642-3804.

Toddler Thursday

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Toddler Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 9 for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Join staff for stories, songs, surprises, and simple literary and language development activities.

Winter tales

RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents Winter Tales from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Jan. 9 for children ages 2 to 6. Join library mascot Boris and Librarian Bob for books, stories, songs and creative drama. Daycare, preschool, ECEAP and Head Start programs are encouraged to attend.

Fly-tying class

SEAVIEW - Chuck Cameron of Chuck's Fly Shop will begin holding fly-tying classes on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 642-2589 for more information about class start dates.

Sign of the Times

SEASIDE - A video premier showing of "Sign of the Times" will be presented on Jan. 10 at 9 p.m. at the Cannes Theater in Seaside. Top Notch Productions traveled across the United States filming skate, snow and surf riders of all ages. The video features flash animation, and new music from Lidix, SBI, Sick Mediks, Shattered Sound, D-Tao and Chase Lott. There will be guest appearances by Kareem Campbell and the Stone Temple Pilots at street scene. The video was shot on location in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Virginia, and Hawaii. Tickets are available at Cleanline, located at 719 First Avenue in Seaside.

Chinook Council

ILWACO - The Chinook Tribal Council is hereby notifying all tribal members of a special general membership meeting on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum to address important issues regarding enrollment. All members are encouraged to attend and vote on proposed changes. The meeting will start at 11 a.m., with a regular potluck luncheon to follow. Kitchen facilities will be limited, and it is advised to bring cold foods or food in Crock Pots. There will also be a follow up meeting regarding membership and enrollment issues on Feb. 8, also scheduled in Ilwaco.

Red Hats to meet

OCEAN PARK - The next meeting of the Red Hat Society (Red Violets) will be Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Ocean Park Fire Station.

Ilwaco City Council

ILWACO - The next meeting of the Ilwaco City Council is Monday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. at 301 Spruce Street in the Council Chambers.

Rainy Day Film Fest

ASTORIA - Arts and Ideas and Clatsop Community College (CCC) English department present the annual Rainy Day Film Festival 2003 for selected Tuesdays Jan. 14 through March 4, with 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. showings at the Columbian Theater, 1102 Marine Drive in Astoria, phone 325-3516. General admission is $3; $1 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door. Free passes for Arts and Ideas ticket package holders.

All films are geared toward a mature audience. To find rating information call the Columbian or visit www.columbianvoodoo.com. Some repeat screenings, sponsored by Northwest Performing Arts, may be shown at Cannes Cinema in Seaside.


OCEAN PARK - Pacific County Fire District No. 1 will be offering a first-aid/adult CPR class on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocean Park Fire Station, 26109 Ridge Avenue. Class fee is $35 and includes text. Call 665-4451 to register.

Ilwaco crab feed

OCEAN PARK - The Ilwaco Sports Boosters crab feed will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18. Watch for more information in future editions.

'When Oregon Rocked'

ASTORIA - "When Oregon Rocked: The Far-Out Story of Vortex I," a presentation by Matt Love, is set for Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Art Center at 16th and Franklin Streets, Astoria. The event is being presented by Clatsop Community College's Arts and Ideas and Hipfish publication.

Tickets can be purchased at the Clatsop Community College Library; at the CCC South County Center, 1761 North Holladay in Seaside (738-3346); at Old Town Framing, 1287 Commercial, Astoria; and by phone at 338-2473. The box office at the Performing Arts Center opens one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are $5. Arts and Ideas season ticket package holders will be admitted free.

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