WednesdayHIV parent meeting ILWACO - HIV parent meeting at Ilwaco High School library on Sept. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. HIV prevention education materials for grades 5-12 available for preview. State law provides that a parent or guardian must attend a meeting before they can be excused from participation.Play pinochle KLIPSAN BEACH - Get together for pinochle at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Yoga offered KLIPSAN BEACH - A Yoga class will be offered at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center at 21603 "O" Lane in Klipsan Beach on Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Timberland budget OLYMPIA - The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet as a budget committee on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:15 p.m. at the library Service Center, 415 Airdustrial Way S.W., Olympia for the purpose of discussing the 2003 budget. ThursdayGive blood in LB LONG BEACH - As the kids head back to school and summer activities come to a close, the need for blood remains constant. Blood donors are essential in helping premature babies, cancer and surgery patients, and accident victims receive blood and blood products in order to live. An American Red Cross bloodmobile will be on the Peninsula at Super 8 Motel, 500 Ocean Beach Blvd., on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 1 - 6 p.m. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to share their health with hospital patients by giving blood this fall. Because whole blood is separated and transfused as components, one blood donation can help as many as three people. Donors may call American Red Cross at 642-5766 to schedule a blood donation appointment. For questions about donor eligibility, please call 1-800 GIVE LIFE or mail CanlDonate@usa.redcross.org.Library Story time RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents Library Story Time from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Sept. 19 for ages 2 to 6. Join library mascot, Boris, and Librarian Bob for some great books, stories, songs and creative drama. Daycares, Preschools, ECAEP and HeadStart programs are encouraged to attend.N.A.R.F.F. meeting LONG BEACH - The next monthly meeting of N.A.R.F.F. will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Chen's Restaurant, 401 North Pacific Way. Visitors are welcome. FridaySenior crafters to meet OCEAN PARK - On Fridays at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach from 9:30 a.m. to noon, a group of ladies have a good time showing what they are making or have already made. Everyone is welcome.NAMI to offer course ASTORIA - The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will offer a family-to-family education course in Astoria beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24 for parents, siblings, spouses and significant friends of persons who suffer from severe and persistent brain disorders. The course runs once weekly for 12 weeks. There is no fee for the course, but registration is required by Friday, Sept. 20. For further information, call (503) 738-2128 or (503) 325-3733.Low vision KLIPSAN BEACH - A low vision clinic will be offered at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center on Friday, Sept. 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.. SaturdayBeach clean-up OLYMPIA - The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to help the environment by picking up litter on Washington's Pacific Coast beaches, as part of the 31st annual Operation Shore Patrol/The Ocean Conservancy International Cleanup on Sept. 21 and 22. Gov. Gary Locke has proclaimed those days official Operation Shore Patrol Days and is urging citizens to participate. For more information about this year's coastal cleanup, call the State Parks volunteer program at (360) 902-8582 or the telephone device for the deaf at (360) 664-3133, or the Pacific Northwest 4-Wheel Drive Association at (800) 537-7845.USCG crafters bazaar WARRENTON - The Coast Guard Spouses' Association of Astoria is hosting their Annual Crafters Bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 21 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the yellow airplane hangar adjacent to the Runway Cafe and the Coast Guard Air Station in Warrenton. The event is being held in conjunction with the annual Coast Guard Air Station and Port of Astoria Air Show. For more information or to participate in the Crafters Bazaar, please contact Catherine Buckley, vice president of the CGSAA at (503) 325-5057.Brownsmead Cornfeed BROWNSMEAD - The annual Brownsmead Cornfeed is Saturday, Sept. 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. The menu includes a full ham dinner, mashed potatoes, applesauce, bread/butter, ice cream, coffee, milk or pop, and all the corn you can eat! Volunteer opportunities that will earn a free dinner include: 8:30 a.m. shucking of 3,500 ears of corn; two hour shift workers during the dinner; filling pans and serving in the kitchen; serving corn, coffee and collecting cobs in the hall. (A great opportunity for folks with a family where paying would prohibit attending.) For more information contact Charlotte at (503) 458-6492.Boarders for Christ ILWACO - Reactor Youth Ministries and New Life Assembly of God Church presents Boarders for Christ on Saturday. Sept. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Physical Therapy parking lot in Ilwaco. See pro skate demos and more. This is a free event.Picnic Extravaganza OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Christian Council is sponsoring an all Peninsula churches' Picnic Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Dunes Bible Camp on the Ridge. Lunch which begins at 11:30 a.m. will include hot dogs, ice cream, pop, coffee, and all the other old fashioned picnic food items. Games, contest, and music continue until 4:30 p.m. Sunday.Crystal River Band LONG BEACH - New Hope Baptist Church invites you to a special time of fellowship and praise to the Lord as you enjoy the Crystal River Band concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22. New Hope is located at 1910 Bay Avenue.MondayRiver City School ILWACO - A community choir is being formed, with practices on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the River City School in Ilwaco. Any one with an interest in being a part of this choir is encouraged to attend the practices. The community choir will be preparing for a holiday performance on Dec. 6 at the Hilltop School auditorium. Call 642-8707 for more information.Knit Wits KLIPSAN BEACH - Come knit or do any crafts you like from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach.Duplicate Bridge Club ILWACO - The Peninsula Duplicate Bridge Club play on Mondays at noon in the Community Room of the Ilwaco Heritage Museum, 115 Southeast Lake St. Coffee and light snacks will be provided. All players are welcome. Contact Bill Eastman at 665-6283 for more information.Tai Chi class KLIPSAN BEACH - The Peninsula Senior Activity Center at 21603 "O" Lane offers a Tai Chi class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Mondays.TuesdayBible study group OCEAN PARK - New Hope Baptist Church at 1910 Bay Avenue in Ocean Park holds a ladies Bible study every Tuesday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. This is a non-denominational study. For more information call Vera at 665-3130.Crafters get together OCEAN PARK - Crafters meet on Tuesdays at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.NAMI to offer course ASTORIA - The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will offer a family-to-family education course in Astoria beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24 for parents, siblings, spouses and significant friends of persons who suffer from severe and persistent brain disorders. The course runs once weekly for 12 weeks. There is no registration fee for the course. For further information, call (503) 738-2128 or 325-3733.CCAP meeting ABERDEEN - The Coast Community Action Program will hold its annual meeting on Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Aberdeen Museum, 117 East Third in Aberdeen. This meeting replaces the regular monthly meeting. The Board of Directors will present the 2001 Annual Report of Activities. The general public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. WednesdayGFWC meeting KLIPSAN BEACH - A group of enthusiastic members of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) plans to start a local women's service club on the Peninsula. Join them on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Peninsula Senior Citizen's Center in Klipsan Beach to learn how a club could benefit the area and brainstorm projects which the group might undertake. All women in the area are invited. Call Cheryl Holman at 642-4875 or 642-5662 if you have any questions.Future EventsToddler story time OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Toddler Thursday Story Time from 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., Sept. 26 for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Join in a program of stories, songs, surprises, and simple literary and language development activities.Toddler story time RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents Library Story Time from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Sept. 26 for ages 2 to 6. Join library mascot, Boris, and Librarian Bob for some great books, stories, songs and creative drama. Daycare, Preschool, ECAEP and HeadStart programs are encouraged to attend.Wainamo in concert ILWACO - Accomplished artist Paul Wainamo will give one performance only on Saturday, Sept. 28 beginning at 7 p.m. at Hilltop Auditorium in Ilwaco. He will be in concert with guest artists Beth Sexton, vocals and Toni Orr, cello and the event will feature new original music from his upcoming CD release. Tickets are $10.00 at the door, and a portion of the proceeds goes to benefit Peninsula Learns Arts Program. For more information call 642-5573.First-Aid/Adult CPR OCEAN PARK - Pacific County Fire District No. 1 will offer a First-Aid/adult CPR class on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocean Park Fire Station, 26109 Ridge Avenue. Class fee is $35 (includes book). Call 665-4451 to pre-register. Author signs books ASTORIA - Lorrie Haight's new book, "First Time North: A Young Woman's True Alaskan Adventure," graphically illustrates the lifestyle of the commercial salmon troller. For this Iowa-born and California-raised young woman, Alaska couldn't have been more dramatic. From stunning descriptions of the Inside Passage and Southeast Alaska, to interesting insights on how salmon are caught, Haight recalls this exciting and colorful tale of adventure. Haight, a Long Beach resident, is the owner of Floating Press where every copy of her book is handmade. The book is hardbound with 246 pages and illustrated with many photos and costs $25. It promises to be a 'must read' story on everyone's bookshelf. Haight will be signing copies and reading excerpts at Lucy's Bookstore in Astoria on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. If you can't make it to the author signing, check the local bookstores for copies or contact Floating Press directly at booklady@pacifier.com or 642-8090. Creative writing/poetry ASTORIA - A creative writing/poetry class will be offered by Dr. Julie Brown at Clatsop Community College beginning Sept. 31. Enrollment is limited to 20 students, and is open to both beginning and experienced writers. For more information, contact Dr. Brown at (503) 338-2771. Chinook summer fest BAY CENTER - The Chinook Indian Tribe will be hosting the Indian Summer Fest on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Bay Center Park, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family and friends are welcome. Rediscover the traditions of the ancient Chinook culture, eat good food, visit with old friends, enjoy a canoe ride, play games, visit the vending tables, enter a raffle and win a lucky prize. No entry fee.Lions meeting OCEAN PARK - The Ocean Park area Lions will meet at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m.Pacific County heroes SOUTH BEND - The Red Cross is seeking event sponsors and input from the community for its first annual Heroes Banquet to be held Saturday, Oct. 19, in the historic Pacific County Courthouse rotunda. The inspirational, upbeat event will feature a barbecued salmon dinner, music and award presentations to individuals nominated by the community and recognized for heroic acts in several categories. The Heroes Banquet, also a Red Cross fund-raiser, will celebrate the community's most important resource - its people. Complimentary round-trip transportation will be provided from south Pacific County to make it easier for those residents to attend. Nomination submission deadline is Sept. 13. Groups, individuals and businesses may nominate heroes. Nomination forms are available at the numerous locations, including: Raymond - Willapa Harbor Herald, Corner Cafe; South Bend - Coldwell Banker Bayshore Realty, Pacific County Press; Long Beach - Long Beach Pharmacy, Chinook Observer, Long Beach City Hall; Ocean Park - Ocean Park Pharmacy; Ilwaco - Ilwaco City Hall, Ilwaco Pharmacy. Anyone wishing to receive a nomination form by mail, and businesses interested in participating as sponsors should contact Pacific County Site Manager, Rudy Deswart, in Raymond ((360) 875-6012) or Ilwaco (642-5766), or the Chapter's Public Support Director, Sue Piper in Longview ((360) 423-7880).Hunter safety education LONG BEACH - A free hunter safety education course will be offered on Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Long Beach Fire Hall. Enrollment is limited to 20 students. Students must attend all three days. Anyone under the age of 18 must have the permission of a parent(s) or legal guardian. Successful completion of this course is required to obtain a hunting license in most states. Pre-register at the Dennis Company in Long Beach or Ilwaco Hardware, Ilwaco.Free Medicare seminar KLIPSAN BEACH - Ocean View Convalenscent Center will offer a free seminar on Medicare and nursing facility benefits on Friday, Oct. 11 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. For more information, call 665-3999. Cranberry festival GRAYLAND - The Cranberry Harvest Festival is scheduled for Oct. 12 and 13, in Grayland. As part of the Festival, there will be a photo contest. Photos need to be cranberry-related. There are three categories - professional, novice, and children (age 12 and under). Ribbons will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each category. For more information, contact the Cranberry Coast Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 305, Grayland, WA 98547, by phone at (360) 267-2003, or (800) 473-6018. Photos will become the property of the Cranberry Coast Chamber and may be used in the future for media publication. Senior driving course KLIPSAN BEACH - A.A.R.P. driver safety program is offering a driving class on Oct. 18 and 19 at the Peninsula Senior Center in Klipsan Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You must attend both days in order to receive a certificate. Developed by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) the course is designed to sharpen driving skills, prevent accidents, keep older drivers on the road longer and more safely, and save money on insurance. There is no test. Washington law requires all insurance carriers to offer premium discounts to those 55 and older who complete the course. Interested persons at least 50 years of age may attend. The instructor is Gloria Farley. The cost is $10 payable to A.A.R.P. Class sign-up is limited; pre-registration is required. Call 665-6419 after 6 p.m. to register.Court of Appeals SOUTH BEND - The Court of Appeals, Division II, will be sitting in Pacific County Superior Court on Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 9 a.m. They will hear three or four cases in the morning and then break until 1:30 p.m. and hear another two or three in the afternoon. The docket will be held in the North District courtroom. Many, if not all of the cases, will be Pacific County cases on appeal.Holiday Bazaar LONG BEACH - Crafters are needed for the 2nd annual Help Feed the Hungry Holiday Bazaar to benefit the Peninsula F.I.S.H. Food Band in Ilwaco. The event will be held Nov. 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edgewater Inn. Tables are $20 if supplied, or $15 if you bring your own. For more information call 484-3945.

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