Wednesday, Aug. 8Community meeting

RAYMOND - The Pacific County Sheriff's Department is hosting a community meeting regarding Level III sex offenders beginning at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Raymond High School, 1016 Commercial Street in Raymond.

Caregivers' support

SEAVIEW - Caregivers Support Group meets from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 8 at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. For more information call Bill Grimberg at 642-9426.

Sports Physicals

PENINSULA - It's time for physicals for participants in Ocean Beach School District sports. Get a physical on Aug. 8 at Ocean Beach Medical Center for $25 by calling 642-3747 to schedule an appointment for that day; or on Aug. 16 at Family Health Center in Klipsan Beach get a physical for $20 between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. No appointment is necessary within those set times.

Summer Fun Nights

OCEAN PARK - On Aug. 8 and Aug. 15, Ocean Park Lutheran Church is having their Summer Fun Nights program 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 665-6344 for more information, or e-mail curtandkat@centurytel.net.

ThursdayEastern Star

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.

Barbecue Dinner

KLIPSAN - The Peninsula Senior Activity Center is holding a fundraising dinner open to the community on Aug. 9 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will be a barbecue extraordinaire with all the trimmings. The cost is just $7 for adults and $4 for children. The public is encouraged to come support the Senior Center.

Split Pea Ooze

RAYMOND - From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 9, Raymond Timberland Library is hosting a presentation of the Mystery of the Split Pea Ooze, for ages 8 to adult. Split pea soup is oozing out of every water source in Lakeland! Who's responsible - aliens? Play a part in the investigation as a zookeeper, teacher, racecar driver or other suspect and help solve the mystery.

Bible studies

PENINSULA - These neighborhood women's groups meet every week offering fun, friends, Bible study, prayer, 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.

Life Savers

NASELLE - Each Thursday beginning at 7 p.m., Naselle Life Savers, an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, is held at the Naselle Fire Station at the junction of Hwy. 4 and Hwy. 401. Call 253-682-7152 for more information.

Ilwaco Art Walk

ILWACO - The next summer artwalk at the Port of Ilwaco is Thursday, Aug. 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The theme for this event is "Ships Ahoy" and includes a fabulous free raffle, live music, gallery specials, fine dining and refreshments. All of the shops at the Port of Ilwaco invite you to come out and enjoy a summer evening's stroll on the waterfront.

FridayCommunity meeting

KLIPSAN - The Pacific County Sheriff's Department is hosting a community meeting regarding Level III sex offenders beginning at 7 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 10 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center, 21603 "O" Lane in Ocean Park. This is a chance to get information and have your questions answered. The public is encouraged to attend.

Vacation Bible School

SEAVIEW - The Peninsula Church Center is hosting vacation Bible school daily from 9 a.m. to noon, through Friday, Aug. 10 at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. This is an event open to families of all ages. Call 642-3115 for more information. Pre-registration is not required.

AARP Driving class

KLIPSAN BEACH - A driver-safety class is scheduled 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.

Joe Knowles Revisited

ILWACO - Friday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m., author James Motavalli will speak about the life and times of local artist and colorful character Joe Knowles at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum. During his program he will share highlights about Knowles, Marion Humphrey Knowles and Edyth Henry. Many people eagerly await his book due out in early 2008. For more information, please contact the Ilwaco Heritage Museum at 642-3446.

Volunteer firefighters

PENINSULA - Volunteers are needed with the local fire departments. For more information call Pacific County Fire District No. 1 at 665-4451, Pacific County Fire District No. 2 at 777-8209, Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department at 642-4421 or Ilwaco Volunteer Fire Department at 642-3188.

Solar Assist Workshop

LONG BEACH - Aug. 10 through Aug. 12, architect Anthony Stoppiello will guide participants in a workshop on building solar assisted water heaters. The event will be at 6807 Sandridge Road. On Friday, Aug. 10 a slide show starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public without limit. The Saturday and Sunday workshop portion is limited to 15 participants. There is a $15 donation recommended for expenses in building the solar unit. Call 642-4018 to register.

Art around town

PENINSULA - During August, the Peninsula Arts Association offers exciting works by local artists at the following sites: Edith Turner Brown is displaying her paintings at the Ark Restaurant; at the Ilwaco Library is 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.

Al-Anon/Alateen

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.

SaturdayJake's Birthday

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.

Free concert

CAPE D - On Aug. 11, beginning at 2 p.m., come hear Mexican-American singer and songwriter Juan Manuel Barco and his Tex-Mex band perform songs in English and Spanish from the corrido tradition. Many of the songs recount Barco's experience growing up in a migrant farm worker family in the 1950s and '60s. The concert will be held at Waikiki beach amphitheater at Cape Disappointment State Park, is free and open to the public. Bring your blanket and/or chair and come enjoy. Call 642-3029 for information.

SummerFest

LONG BEACH - The SummerFest season in Long Beach continues with horse and wagon rides, face painting and kids games. Special this week is children's safety days from noon to 3 p.m. at the gazebo in downtown Long Beach. All these events and more are free.

Medley of Music

CATHLAMET - On Aug. 11 there will be a medley of musical performances at 7:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Church, 100 Main Street in Cathlamet. Call 360-849-4328 or 360-465-2519 for more information.

Auction/Sidewalk Sale

ILWACO - St. Vincent de Paul is holding a live auction on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m., with registration opening at 10:30 a.m. The auction will be held at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Ilwaco at 1st and Lake streets. Hundreds of items will be available for auction, including household goods, linens, decorating items, holiday items, furniture and more. A special item up for auction is a 1973 full-sized pickup camper. The new and used clothing and footwear sale starts at 10 a.m. Cash or local checks only. Have fun and get some real bargains at the live auction.

SundayVesper services

OYSTERVILLE - On Aug. 12 the Vesper Services series continues at 3 p.m., in the historic Oysterville Church with Pastor Linda Smith from Ocean Park Lutheran Church officiating. The very talented Ocean Park Lutheran Church choir will provide the musical entertainment, while Barbara Bate will play the pump organ. The 2007 Vesper Services run each Sunday through Sept. 2.

Fort Columbia

CHINOOK - Fort Columbia Interpretive Center at Fort Columbia State Park just east of Chinook is open every day during the month of August from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No admission is charged. Call 642-3029 for more information.

"Love Letters"

DEEP RIVER - A.R. Gurney's play "Love Letters" will have one performance at 3 p.m. on Aug. 12 at the Deep River Pioneer Church, located at 500 East Deep River Road, 2.5 miles off of SR-4 in Deep River. The play is presented by the Wahkiakum Community Foundation. Tickets are $12 per person. Call 360-795-8031 for more information.

MondaySummer food program

NASELLE - Naselle School District is offering a free breakfast and lunch program for children ages one through 18, 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.

Vacation Bible School

LONG BEACH - Peninsula Church of the Nazarene at 13th Street and North Pacific Highway in Long Beach is hosting vacation bible school for kids ages 6 to 12 years old from 9 a.m. to noon daily, Aug. 13 through Aug. 17. Please R.S.V.P. for early registration by calling Patsy at 642-8598 or Marlys at 642-8894.

VFW auxiliary social

LONG BEACH - The VFW Auxiliary has a potluck social on Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the train depot across from Dennis Company in Long Beach. Call 665-4560 for additional information.

Audubon meeting

LONG BEACH - Discovery Coast Audubon Society of Pacific County is hosting Columbia Land Trust at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the P.U.D. auditorium on Sandridge Road. Columbia Land Trust is the agency that purchased the Glenn property. Their representative will talk about that purchase and plans for the future to conserve habitat as well as other similar issues.

Quilt Guild picnic

PENINSULA - The Peninsula Quilt Guild will have their meeting and summer picnic at noon on Aug. 13. For further information or directions, please contact Joan at 642-3949.

TuesdaySaddle 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.

Grange meeting

GRAYS RIVER - The Grays River Grange meets at 7:30 p.m., on Aug. 14 at 11 South Hull Creek Road. Anyone with an interest is invited to attend. For additional information, call Donna Moody at 360-465-2253.

LB planning

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at city hall. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-4421 for additional information.

Do 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.

Healthy Strides

PACIFIC COUNTY - On Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at South Bend Timberland Library; from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Raymond Timberland Library and from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ilwaco Timberland Library, each will present a session entitled Healthy Strides for children ages 3 to 8-years-old, their parents and caregivers. Join Linda Porteous for hands-on programs on nutrition, fitness and stress reduction. This week: Learn about your teeth and bones.

Writers' Critique

LONG BEACH - Coastal Writers' Critique meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. This month's meetings are Aug. 14 and Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Coffee Roasters in the First Place Mall, 811 Pacific Avenue South. For more information call 642-4932.

PC Commissioners

SOUTH BEND - The Pacific County Board of Health and the Pacific County Commissioners meet beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 14 in the County Annex Building in South Bend. The meeting includes a public hearing considering Ordinance 1D, Civil Infractions and Ordinance 3E, On-Site Sewage and Treatment; plus the Oscar Reed decision appeal will be during this meeting and there will be a public hearing on a franchise applied for by Bonneville Power Administration. Other topics will be covered during this meeting as well. The public is encouraged to attend. Call 642-9337 or 875-9337 for more information.

Wednesday, Aug. 15Summer fun fest

OCEAN PARK - A Christian summer fun fest is on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from noon to 7 p.m. at Ocean Park Community Church, 268th Place and Vernon. This fun event is open to the public. There will be free food, games and prizes. Come dunk the pastor! Call 665-4548 for more information.

School supplies needed

PENINSULA - The Chinook Observer and ReachOut Food Bank are working to gather and distribute needed school supplies for our many low-income families through the Students in Need of Assistance Program (SNAP). Please help us help our kids. You may drop off your donations of money and/or supplies to the Chinook Observer at 205 Bolstad Avenue East, Suite 2, in Long Beach or ReachOut Food Bank at 1405 Bay Avenue, in Ocean Park. Additional information call Marlene at 642-8181 or Mickey at 642-4819.

Future Events Wahkiakum Cty Fair

SKAMOKAWA - The Wahkiakum County Fair is Aug. 16 through Aug. 18 in Skamokawa. There will be a variety of fun events including challenging log-rolling contests, a Karaoke contest, lawnmower races, a tractor pull, plus music by the "Celluloid Cowboys" and the blues band, "Dented Trucks." Admission is $6 for the three-day event or $3 per day. This is a really down-home, country-flavored fair with many exhibits, animal shows and great food booths sponsored by local organization.

Raymond Play Opens

RAYMOND - "The Wind in the Willows," presented by the Summer Youth Theater of the Willapa Players, will open on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hannan Playhouse in Raymond. Sixteen young people between the ages of 8 and 15 will step on stage to present Kenneth Grahame's beloved story of the speed crazy Mr. Toad of Toad Hall. Additional productions are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at South Bend Pharmacy, Jensen's Furniture, and Raymond Drug.

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.

Safety clinic

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.

Garden Treasures

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 Storm" (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.

Ministry celebration

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park United Methodist Church is celebrating 93 years of ministry in Ocean Park from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat. Aug. 18 at the corner of Park Avenue and 262nd Place. The public is invited to meet their new pastor "Annie Oakley" Rev. Mary Evelyn Long. Enjoy a free hot dog meal, music by Barbara Poulschock, Barbara Bate and other local performers. They will be raising money for the new Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula as well as for Camp Victory. Call 665-4177 for more information.

Yard sale

KLIPSAN - Golden Sands at 21608 "O" Lane in Klipsan Beach, is holding a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will go to the LifeTrail Park. Donated items are needed. Call Pam Fox at 665-0190.

Jazz and Oysters

PENINSULA - Legendary drummer, Ron Steen, known in the jazz community as the "Godfather of Jazz Jams," will bring an all-star line-up to the rolling lawn of the historic Oysterville schoolhouse on Sunday, Aug. 19, for Jazz and Oysters - a not-to-be-missed annual benefit for the Water Music Festival. Jazz and Oysters promises to be a memorable day with great musical entertainment, a beer and wine garden, oysters on the barbecue, fruit and cheese plates, and scrumptious desserts from some of the Peninsula's renowned restaurants. An all-day pass is $18. Tickets for children age six to 12 are half price. For information, call 642-2400 or access www.funbeach.com.

Intl Kite Festival

PENINSULA - The Washington State International Kite Festival is Aug. 20 through Aug. 26 with events along the boardwalk in Long Beach. There will be a variety of events each day, from Korean kite displays to presentations about signal kites, children's kite making and much more. The awards banquet and museum auction is Saturday, Aug. 25 at the museum. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the buffet starts at 6 p.m. Tickets at the door are $15 per person.

Sports Boosters

LONG BEACH - The Ilwaco Sports Boosters is again gearing up for their annual salmon and tuna dinners at the Kite Festival, Aug. 20 through 26. The boosters are an all-volunteer organization and all of the funds raised go towards the kids in our community. They can always use volunteers who would like to help at the event. If you are interested in helping, call Mary Goelz at 642-4504. Leave your name and number if she is not available and she will return your call.

North Beach mtg

OCEAN PARK - The North Beach Public Development Authority (NBPDA) meets at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20 at the Ocean Park fire station, 26110 Ridge Ave., Ocean Park. Meetings will include discussion on the NBPDA water project. For additional information, you can call 665-5371.

Democrats meet

SEAVIEW - The Seaview Democratic Precinct No. 1 meets on Monday, Aug. 20 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pacific County Transit Building in Seaview. Call Pat Donnelly at 642-2130 for information.

Stamp Club

OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Stamp Club meets Aug. 21 beginning at noon at the Ocean Park Library. Beginners to advanced collectors are welcome. Call John at 642-8732 for more information.

Pacific Cty Fair

MENLO - The 111th Pacific County Fair, located six miles east of Raymond on SR-6 in Menlo, is Wednesday, Aug. 22 through Friday, Aug. 25. Gates open daily at 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. The theme this year is "Just Hoofin' Around." Pacific Transit is offering reduced fares to and from the fairgrounds. There will be a variety of 4-H events and presentations throughout the fair and the Carnival Company will have many fun rides ready to go. Come support local youth at the fair.

Veterans meeting

LONG BEACH - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 in Long Beach holds their monthly membership and business meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Peninsula Senior Center in Klipsan. For information, call 642-1228.

Parkinson support

OCEAN PARK - The Parkinson's disease support group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park. For information, call Patti at 665-3284 or Jerry at 642-2273.

VFW auxiliary

LONG BEACH - The VFW Auxiliary meets at 11 a.m. Aug. 27 at the train depot across from Dennis Company in Long Beach. Call 665-4560 for additional information.

Shore Patrol

PENINSULA - Operation Shore Patrol, the annual volunteer litter cleanup program of Washington ocean beaches, is set for Sept. 15 and 16. Coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Four-Wheel Drive Association, the goal is to remove litter and debris from area beaches and dunal areas while focusing public attention on litter and its environmental impact. Volunteers with Operation Shore Patrol may be able to camp free at Cape Disappointment State Park. A limited number of campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. Make plans to volunteer and call 360-636-1675 to reserve your space now.

Oysterville School

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.

Crab pots

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.

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