Wednesday, July 26'Butterflies' Author

SKAMOKAWA - Butterfly expert and author Robert M. Pyle and his wife, botanist and artist Thea Pyle are speaking on butterflies and their habitats at Redmen Hall located at 1394 State Route 4 in Skamokawa at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 26. The Pyles will present a slide show giving up-close and personal views of the butterflies that grace Southwest Washington, and will offer tips on attracting them into home gardens. Refreshments will also be served. There is no charge for this event sponsored by WSU Wahkiakum County Master Gardeners and the Friends of Skamokawa.

Jerusalem market

OCEAN PARK - On Wednesday, July 26, and continuing for the next four consecutive Wednesday evenings, come join the Ocean Park Lutheran Church when they go back in time to visit the Jerusalem Marketplace, where Jesus walked to the cross. Learn more while having fun walking through shops, seeing crafts, animals, and of course, enjoying dinner. Everyone is welcome - kids, teens and adults and admission is free. Call Kathleen Davis at 665-6762 for more information.

Ice cream & egg hunt

OCEAN PARK and NASELLE - Ocean Park and Naselle Timberland Library presents their Annual Ice Cream Party and Egg Hunt on July 26 for children of all ages. In Ocean Park, come party from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and in Naselle from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Join in an end-of-summer ice cream party and search for the hidden eggs at the library. Sponsored by Okie's Select and the Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library.

Willapa NWR

LONG BEACH - The Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Board of Directors are having their monthly board meeting Wednesday, July 26 starting at 4 p.m. at the P.U.D. Conference Room at 9610 Sandridge Road. All Friends members and the public are welcome to attend. Contact Bev Arnoldy at 665-0115 or beva@pacifier.com if you are planning to attend.

Book Breakfast

SEAVIEW - On Wednesday, July 26 beginning at 8:30 a.m., enjoy a great no-host breakfast, while discussing and debating books and writing. The format is an open forum around the breakfast table at 42nd Street Cafe. For information contact Independent Books at 642-8438.

Candidates Forum

LONG BEACH - The Progressive Women's Caucus is hosting a pre-election speakers' forum beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26. Michael Sullivan and Michael Turner, who are candidates for Superior Court judge, will be speaking. The public is invited to attend. Additional candidate sessions will be held on Aug. 23 and Sept. 6. Contact Diana Thompson at 665-0102 or Gwen Brake at 665-2784 for more information, or if you are a candidate and would like to participate.

ThursdayVeterans meeting

LONG BEACH - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 in Long Beach holds their monthly membership and business meeting at 7 p.m. July 27 at the Peninsula Senior Center in Klipsan. For information, call 642-1228.

Interpretive programs

CAPE D - Join interpretive staff at the Waikiki Beach amphitheater at Cape Disappointment State Park every evening in July and August for programs with topics ranging from natural to cultural history of the Columbia-Pacific Region. Call 642-3029 for titles and times.

Fun opportunity

OCEAN PARK - A meeting to discuss a home business opportunity to raise money for non-profit organizations and more is at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at Sunset View Resort in Ocean Park. All are welcome to attend. No obligation or commitment required. For details call Sabrina at 665-4229 or 244-2792.

Food for pets

PACIFIC COUNTY - The Timberland Regional Library system is having a pet food drive this summer at all library branches. People can donate pet food or supplies. Collection boxes labeled "Feed Our Animals Friends" will be at the libraries through the end of August. Donations from the Ilwaco, Naselle and Ocean Park libraries will support the South Pacific County Humane Society and donations from the Raymond and South Bend libraries will benefit the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals in Raymond.

OP Chamber mtg

OCEAN PARK - The Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce meets at noon on July 27 at the Ocean Park fire hall. Attendees should bring a brown bag lunch. Everyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. For information call 665-4448.

Republicans meeting

SEAVIEW - Pacific County Republicans meet July 27 at 6 p.m. at 3715 "L" Place in Seaview. Bring food to share. Call 624-2444 for more information.

Chess club

ILWACO - The Peninsula Chess Club meets on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the River City School of Arts and Crafts in Ilwaco. All levels and all ages are invited to come participate. If you have questions, call Steve at 642-8956 or just show up and join the fun.

FridayPeninsula Woman

KLIPSAN - On Friday, July 28 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Senior Center, located at 21603 Pacific Highway, the public is invited to meet and honor the women of Trece Greene's third book, "Portrait of Peninsula Woman." There will be brief introductions of each of the women and then plenty of time to meet, greet, and talk with the women and for them to sign copies of the book. These profiles were originally published in the Chinook Observer from 2001-05. Proceeds of this day's sales will go to Camp Victory. Coffee, tea, punch and cookies will be served. For more information call 665-3999.

Parkinson support

OCEAN PARK - The Parkinson's disease support group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 at the First Lutheran Church, 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. For information call Patti at 665-3284 or Jerry at 642-2273.

SaturdayNPRA Rodeo

LONG BEACH - The Peninsula Saddle Club presents their 61st Annual Long Beach Rodeo at 6407 Sandridge Road on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30. Entrance tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for kids 6- to 12-years-old, and kids 5-years-old and younger get in free. For more information call 642-2264 or 642-8903, or Carol and Newton at 503-458-6507.

Qi Gong

LONG BEACH - Certified Qi Gong instructor Lyn Potter will teach a routine designed for therapeutic benefit beginning at 6:30 p.m. on July 29 at 6807 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. Qi Gong is specific for achieving balance and healing on both physical and spiritual levels. The routine this day is called the liver cleanse. Bring your favorite pillow as the class is in the yoga studio. For more information, call 642-4018.

Saturday Market

ILWACO - On Saturday, July 29 in the pavilion at the Port of Ilwaco a group of country western line dancers will be on hand to demonstrate dances during Saturday Market. The public is encouraged to join in with them. Jim Thomas, instructor from the River City School, will have about 15 dancers there willing to share the fun and help others learn. So boot, scoot and boogie down to the Saturday Market.

Summerfest

LONG BEACH - On Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30, as part of the Summerfest activities you can enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn wagon, music by Greg Parke in the gazebo and storytelling each day at 1 p.m. in Fish Alley. Come downtown for some fun.

SundayVespers services

OYSTERVILLE - On July 30, Presbyterian Pastor Emeritus, Retired Dean Mead will lead the Vespers Service beginning at 3 p.m. in the historic Oysterville Church. The Ocean Beach Presbyterian Choir will provide music and Inez Greenfield will be the organist. This is a wonderful, casual, uplifting event - come listen and sing along.

Radio Club

OCEAN PARK - The Beach-Master Radio Control Club meets the first Sunday of the month at

7 p.m. Call 665-5489 for directions and information.

Ampron Prunni Trio

RAYMOND - The Ampron Prunni Trio takes the stage of the Raymond Theatre at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. Ampron Prunni plays "eagerly traditional" Finnish folk music on fiddle and nyckelharpa, and gives a lot of space to the harmonium as the lead instrument. Most of the trio's tunes come from the Perho River Valley, but some derive from other areas of Finland as well. Audience members will be well advised to put on a pair of dancing shoes too, as there is likely to be some "joining in" at the front of the theatre! The law firm of Brown Lewis Janhunen & Spencer of Aberdeen sponsors the Ampron Prunni concert. Tickets may be purchased at Sagen's Drug in Raymond, Sandra's Art & Frame and South Bend Pharmacy in South Bend, or by calling 360-875-5123, e-mailing vecarlson@hotmail.com, or sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to P.O. Box 41, South Bend, WA 98586. Pre-sale tickets are $8. Day-of-performance tickets will cost $12.

MondayArt around town

PENINSULA - Members of the Peninsula Arts Association are showing their work around town. At the Ark Restaurant you'll find watercolors and wood burnings by Marilyn Casey followed by Marie Dimond's watercolors during August. Ruth Carpenter has her watercolor prints on display at the Ilwaco Timberland Library and at the Chinook Observer, and Wes Moehnke has some of his work on display at Tips and Toes. The public is encouraged to stop by and check out these great displays.

Reactor Ministry

ILWACO - Reactor Youth Ministry at New Life Church happens every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Geared for students in the seventh to 12th grades only. The evening includes food, music and fun! For more information call 642-3400.

TuesdayHelp Veterans

PENINSULA - Long Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 needs your help. They support the transitional lodging unit at the Veterans Medical Center in Vancouver. They are in desperate need of serviceable used clothes for men of all sizes. Drop off items at the local office above the Sheriff's Office in Long Beach between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There is also a drop-off point at Rob's Barber Shop at 715 Bay Ave. in Ocean Park. His hours are 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The office phone is 642-1228.

Wednesday, Aug. 2Dog days

RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents Dog Days Story Time from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Aug. 2 for children ages 2- to 6-years-old. Join in a program of stories, music, rhymes and activities starring animals of all shapes and sizes.

C.G. Auxiliary

CAPE D - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets the first Wednesday of each month. This month's meeting is Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. at Cape Disappointment. For information call Larry at 665-2811.

Future EventsBoys & Girls Club

LONG BEACH - At 7 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Long Beach Depot at 102 3rd Street North (across from Dennis Company) a representative from the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula will host a informational overview about the proposed club on the Peninsula and what opportunities there are for volunteers, etc. Call DeEtta at 642-3577 for more information.

Later 'Gater

RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents "See You Later Alligator," a concert for kids from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 3 for 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.

Beginning drawing

KLIPSAN - Beginning drawing will be offered Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Klipsan Beach. All ages are welcome. The instructor is Carol McNatt. The class will cover the drawing elements of line, shape, form and composition. Call Carol at 665-6124 for more information including start date in August.

Willapa quilt show

RAYMOND - The 16th Annual Willapa Harbor Quilters Show will be held in conjunction with the Raymond Festival on Friday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Raymond Elementary School gym. Admission is free and there will be door prizes each hour.

Covered bridge events

GRAYS RIVER - On Aug. 5, the Second Annual Covered Bridge Celebration will be held. The walk-run starts at 9 a.m. and there is an all-comers parade and rededication of the bridge beginning at 11 a.m. The Spirit of Chief Wahkiakum scenic trolley rides are available from noon to 4 p.m. Additionally there will be tractor and Model T races, entertainment, vendors, a farmers market, beer garden, music and more. For information, you can call 360-465-2281.

Marine Corps League

ASTORIA - Marines, former marines and corpsmen who served with the marines are invited to attend a lunch meeting at the Baked Alaska Restaurant in Astoria at noon on Aug. 5. For information you can contact Dan Crockett at (503) 325-8855 or John Hoechlin at 665-5555.

Contemporary jazz

ASTORIA - Don't miss the concert of the summer, with JB & the Funkyard Gang from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6 at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center. The group is led by Jon Belcher, and plays a sophisticated yet funky blend of jazz, Latin and rhythm and blues. The special guest musician is saxophonist Gary Herbig, a Billboard Top Ten jazz artist whose performance credits include performances with Lee Ritenour, Elvis Presley, Seawind among others, and TV soundtracks. Bassist Steve Kim and guitarist Frank Tribble will round out the gang. Tickets are $10 and are available in Astoria by calling 503-338-6376 or 503-338-2408.

Hunter education

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Police Department is conducting a hunter safety education class daily from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 7 through Aug. 12 at the Long Beach Fire Hall located at 7th North and Washington. There is no charge for the class. You must pre-register at 642-2911. Class size is limited.

SmileMobile

PENINSULA - The SmileMobile, a fully-equipped mobile dental clinic is scheduled to be in Long Beach from Aug. 7 through Aug. 11 at Long Beach Head Start, 2611 Pacific Avenue North. The SmileMobile provides dental care to children ages 15 or younger with limited family income. They accept medical coupons and offer a sliding scale fee based on family income. Schedule appointments now or find out if your child qualifies for this program by calling Cindy Yasunaka at 642-4746.

Cannery reunion

ASTORIA - Pier 39-Astoria is hosting the 2nd Annual CRPA/Bumble Bee Cannery Workers Reunion, Saturday, Aug. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. All former CRPA/Bumble Bee Cannery workers, and their families and friends are invited. There will be food, souvenirs, raffles and live music by the "String of Pearls" from Long Beach, playing hits from the big-band era. Bring your photos and memorabilia to share - this is a great time for former cannery employees to reminisce about the old times and re-establish connections. The Hanthorn Cannery Foundation is working to establish a memorial and museum dedicated to cannery workers. To become a sponsor or to contribute a prize for the raffle, please contact the Pier 39 office at 503-325-2502 and/or stop in at the end of 39th street. All proceeds from this event will go toward the Hanthorn Cannery Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, whose mission is to preserve the history and personal experiences of former cannery and cold storage workers. Visit the Web site at: www.canneryworker.org.

BioIntensive food

LONG BEACH - Beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 12, Green Angel Gardening is hosting a seminar on BioIntensive Food Production where you will learn to grow your own food in one of the most sustainable methods known. John Jeavons and Larkin Stentz will teach the class. The cost is $25. A light lunch will be available. Call now to reserve your space at 642-4018.

Discovery Audubon

LONG BEACH - Discovery Coast Audubon Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 to discuss the initiative I-933 and how it will affect property owners and others in Pacific County. A member from Audubon Washington will be on hand in the P.U.D. conference room on Sandridge Road. Bring your questions and comments and a friend or two. For information call 642-1310.

I.H.S. school reunion

ILWACO - The 14th Annual All-School Reunion is Saturday, Aug. 19 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Ilwaco High School football practice field. The event is for alumni, their spouses, families and friends. The Ilwaco Sports Booster food trailer will be on the premises offering hamburgers, hot dogs, clam chowder, soft drinks and coffee for a fee; or you can bring your own lunch if you prefer. For more information call David Aase, alumni president at 642-3638.

Alumni golf

PENINSULA - The 5th Annual I.H.S. Alumni Golf Classic is set for 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Call Mike "Tiger" Williams now to reserve space, 642-4864.

Class reunion

ILWACO - The Ilwaco High School graduating class of 1956 is planning a 50th reunion on Aug. 19 in Ilwaco. There are a few people we cannot locate: Jim Beals, Jim Walters, Larry Ward and Don Pells. If anyone has information regarding these people, please contact Ed Elm at 665-4406 or Jean Tilden Nitzel at 642-4770.

Alumni golf

PENINSULA - The 5th Annual I.H.S. Alumni Golf Classic is set for 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Call Mike "Tiger" Williams now to reserve space, 642-4864.

Rescue ride

ELMA - On Aug. 26, you are invited to participate in the Second Annual Ride for Rescue to benefit the Second Chance Ranch of Elma. The event starts at the Evergreen Sportsmen Club in Capitol Forest, at 2736 Marksman Road, SW in Olympia. Second Chance Ranch is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of horses and dogs. For a $15 tax-deductible donation you get a wonderful trail ride in the beautiful Capitol Forest, a raffle ticket and lunch. The first 25 riders will receive a goody bag with some great treasures just for coming. Ride out time is 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Raffle prizes will be drawn while the riders are out. For more details contact Meranda Scott at 360-239-9915. Check out their Web site at www.secondchanceranch.org to learn more about them.

Salmon Bake

KLIPSAN - Sign up now! Peninsula Senior Center is inviting the community to the 51st annual Salmon Bake in Depot Bay on Saturday, Sept. 16. The charter bus will leave the Senor Center at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Cost is $75 for transportation, lunch and a guaranteed good time. Over 3,000 pounds of salmon will be slow roasted to perfection on alder stakes over an 85-foot long fire pit. In addition to succulent salmon, the menu includes cole slaw, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Entertainment is also provided throughout the day. This trip is open to everyone, regardless of age. For more information on this event and others, contact Carol at 665-3999.

Camp Victory Sign-up

OCEAN PARK - Now is the time to sign up for girls from Pacific and Grays Harbor counties to sign up for Camp Victory. Applications are being accepted for the four-day recreational camp held in October. The camp is for girls who have been sexually abused and is free of charge thanks to outstanding support provided by our community. Girls are matched one-on-one with carefully screened, trained adult women. Camp takes place in a secluded, safe environment on the Peninsula. For information on the camp or how to attend, call the Camp Victory at 665-2888 and leave a message with name and phone number or call Joan at 665-6033.

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