Wednesday, July 11Shoalwater birds
OCEAN PARK - The Shoalwater Birders will gather at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in the Ocean Park Library community room. Anyone interested in learning more about birds of the Northwest and sharing birding stories is invited. The speaker is Kathy Gunther, a volunteer with a falcon research group who is currently working out of Fort Columbia. Her program will be on peregrine falcon research.
Girls V-ball camp
LONG BEACH - On July 11 through July 13 a girls' volleyball camp will be offered at Long Beach Elementary. Each day, from 10 a.m. to noon, the camp will be offered for girls from grades four through six and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the camp will be offered for those in 7th through 12th grades. The cost is $20, which includes a T-shirt. Pre-registration is not required, just show up. For more information call Linda at 360-783-2389.
Punch & Pals
OCEAN PARK and NASELLE - On July 11 at 11 a.m. at the Ocean Park Timberland Library and at 2 p.m. at the Naselle Timberland Library come to the fun event "Punch & Pals" for children of all ages. See Clay Martin's puppet variety show featuring music, magic, puppet plays and Punch and Judy, and learn how to make a simple puppet.
Name that Book
OCEAN PARK - Each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. follow the clues at the Ocean Park Timberland Library to figure out the name of a book. Drop the name in the jar for a chance to win a prize. One entry per person. A drawing will be held each Wednesday. Call 665-4184 for more information.
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.
LONG BEACH - Weight Watchers is now holding meetings on Wednesday evening at the Long Beach Grange. The evening meeting will be led by Dixie Wood. Anyone wishing to join Weight Watchers can attend either the Tuesday morning led by Linda Gierke (sign-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m.) or the Wednesday evening (sign-in at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m.) meeting.
SEAVIEW - Caregivers Support Group meets July 11 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.
ThursdayTransit Board Meeting
SEAVIEW - Pacific Transit System will hold its regular quarterly Board meeting on Thursday July 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Pacific Transit's maintenance facility meeting room at 2750 Pacific Way in Seaview. The public is welcome to attend.
NASELLE and NASELLE - On July 12 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Naselle Timberland Library and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ocean Park Timberland Library a program called Healthy Strides for children ages 3 to 8-years-old, their parents and caregivers will be offered. Join Linda Porteous for hands-on programs on nutrition, fitness and stress reduction. This week: Come to a grain tasting party.
ILWACO - Pacific Chapter No. 129 of the Order of Eastern Star meets on July 12 beginning at 8 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge located at 205 Spruce Street in Ilwaco. All members are encouraged to attend.
ASTORIA - Clatsop County Genealogical Society will host a genealogy double-header on Thursday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Heritage Museum, 1618 Exchange Street. This is a new location than previously announced. Gerry Lenzen will discuss "Military Records prior to WWI." Gerry is a respected genealogist and an immediate past president of the Genealogical Council of Oregon. How and where to begin your search and what you will find will be the focus of his topic. Connie Lenzen, certified genealogist will present information of "Taking Women Out of the Shadows." Connie will help you find women whose birth names are not known and flesh out their stories by learning strategies for searching the elusive female ancestors in your family tree. Each presentation will be about one hour with a coffee break between. The program is open to the public and there is no admission fee. For more information call Joan Johnson at 503-717-1824.
Living Historian Guides
ILWACO - For those who love regional history and have a passion for sharing it with others, Pacific Northwest Living Historians is offering a training session for becoming interpreters for charter boat tours. Both paid and volunteer interpretation opportunities are coming up this summer. The recruitment and training session is scheduled for Thursday, July 12 at the Port of Ilwaco. There are only 15 spaces available so advance registrations are required. Participants must become a member of PNWLH to participate in this training session ($15 annual membership dues). For more information call 503-861-4403 or e-mail email@example.com.
ILWACO - Ilwaco Harbour Village at the Port of Ilwaco is hosting an artwalk on July 12. The theme of this event is "A Mermaid's Lagoon." The artwalk runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and you are sure to have lots of fun with refreshments, music, a variety of art and the amazing free raffle that features gifts and coupons from Port merchants. Come down to the harbor and enjoy an beautiful evening stroll and so much more.
ILWACO - Through July 13 Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Interactive Detective for teens and preteens. Test your deductive skills and forensic knowledge to help Detectives Wilson and Marlow solve a gruesome murder! Play the game online at www.trlib.org/teens.htm. Bring your Certificate of Achievement to the library to receive your Detective of Merit prize.
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.
CATHLAMET - On July 14 at 7:30 p.m., the Pioneer Church Association is sponsoring the Columbia River Quartet, a brass band. Tickets are just $12.50 for this outstanding performance at Pioneer Church, 100 Main Street in Cathlamet. Call 360-849-4328 or 360-465-2519 for more information.
CAPE D - On July 14, beginning at 2 p.m., Denise Drake will be performing rhythm and blues with Dave Quinton on stand up bass at 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 - The SummerFest season in Long Beach continues with horse and wagon rides, face painting and kids games. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 3rd and Pacific at the gazebo, beach safety activities will be happening. All these events are free. Come to downtown Long Beach and have some fun!
Clamshell Railroad Days
ILWACO - The Ilwaco Heritage Museum is hosting the Clamshell Railroad Days on July 14 and 15. Admission to the museum is $5, with children 12 and under admitted free. There will be model railroad layouts, vendors, food and a raffle. Visitors to the Ilwaco Heritage Museum this weekend will have the opportunity of viewing a slideshow presentation by Nancy Gorshe before they take the popular tour of the old railroad route. Presentations will be given one hour before the scheduled tours. The slideshow is free, however the tour is $15 per person. The museum is open for this event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 642-3446 for more information.
OYSTERVILLE - On July 15 the Vesper Services series continues in the historic Oysterville Church with Pastor Jarrett Johnson from Ocean Beach Presbyterian Church. Music will be provided by the Ocean Beach Presbyterian Choir of Seaview. The organist for the service is Inez Greenfield. 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.
ILWACO - From July 16 through July 20, Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Brain Teasers for teens and preteens. Tangle up your brain at the library on the online TeenZone at www.trlib.org/teens-free-time.asp. Answer the brain teaser question of the week correctly and receive a prize.
NASELLE - Through July 31, Interactive Detective will be offered for teens and preteens at Naselle Timberland Library. Test your deductive skills and forensic knowledge to help Detectives Wilson and Marlow solve a gruesome murder! Play the game online at TRL's TeenZone, www.trlib.org/teens.htm. Bring your Certificate of Achievement to the library to receive your Detective of Merit prize.
Secrets of Wizards
SOUTH BEND and ILWACO - On July 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at South Bend Timberland Library and then beginning at 2 p.m. at Ilwaco Timberland Library come to "Secrets of Wizards," for all ages. Travel with magician Jeff Evans on an imaginary trip inspired by J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books. Take a crash course in potions and learn the most dangerous thing about being a wizard.
SEAVIEW - The Seaview Democratic Precinct No. 1 meets on Monday, July 16 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pacific County Transit Building in Seaview. Meetings are the third Monday of the month. Call Pat Donnelly at 642-2130.
Vacation Bible School
ROSBURG - Vacation Bible School will be held July 16 through July 19 at the Valley Bible Church for children ages 3 (and potty trained) through those going into sixth grade from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day. Expect a fun-filled, Bible based program. There will be refreshments served daily. Transportation is available if your child needs a ride. Please call: 465-2656 or 465-2541 to sign your child up for transportation. Also, please call Katie Bjornsgaard at 484-7275 or Becky Erickson at 465-2555 if you have any questions and to pre-register your child.
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. Call 665-6344 for more information.
ILWACO - The Clatsop Weavers and Spinners Guild meets July 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most often their meetings are at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco, but call Sharon at 665-5266 to confirm. Bring a sack lunch.
Aquatic Center hours
ASTORIA - The Astoria Aquatic Center's summer hours are 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. Open swim hours for the summer are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Aquatic Center has four pools for lots of fun. Call 503-325-7027 for more information.
PACIFIC COUNTY - On July 17 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: Come to a fruit and vegetable tasting party.
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Arts Association meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the Ocean Park Timberland Library. This will be a special appreciation night and includes a discussion of the upcoming Starving Artists Show on July 21. These meetings are open to the public. Call 665-4592 for more information.
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Stamp Club meets the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for July 17 beginning at noon at the Ocean Park Library. Beginners to advanced collectors are welcome. Call John at 642-8732 for more information.
Wednesday, July 18Summer Fun Nights
OCEAN PARK - On July 18, 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCEAN PARK - The Willapa Writers' Circle meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 18 at the Ocean Park Timberland Library. These meetings are open to everyone with an interest. For more information call 642-8090.
OCEAN PARK and NASELLE - On July 18 at 11 a.m. at Ocean Park Timberland Library and from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., at Naselle Timberland Library come to a gathering for children of all ages on beach creatures. Learn about creatures and plants of the Washington coast with Steve Harbell of WSU Marine Resources. Discover what they eat and how they function in the intertidal zone. Identify and handle various seaweeds, plankton, sea anemones, starfish, crabs, chitons and other sea life.
Future Events SandSations
LONG BEACH - On July 20 and July 21, the 23rd Annual SandSations event will be held on the beach at the Bolstad approach. A wide variety of skill levels will be on display as teams ranging from novice to advanced professional go to work to build outstanding displays made of sand. Spectators are encouraged to come wander around and watch the artists in action.
L&C at Cape D
ILWACO - Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to enjoy "Clark's Campsite," a living-history experience of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Cape Disappointment State Park near Ilwaco. "Clark's Campsite" is a free event and will run from 2 p.m. July 20, through 3 p.m. July 21 on Waikiki Beach. Costumed characters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition will portray the events of Nov.18, 1805, when Captain William Clark and 11 men camped near Waikiki Beach. Visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time to 1805 and "play along." Participants will walk to the beach, where they can interact with living historians portraying Expedition members. The members of the Expedition will set up camp, make maps and study plants and animals. They will trade with visitors, repair clothing and undertake other activities appropriate to the time and the Expedition.
VFW District meeting
KLIPSAN - On July 21, the VFW will hold a District 16 meeting at the Peninsula Senior Center. Lunch, which costs $4, is at noon and the meeting starts at 1 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone with an interest.
Starving Artists show
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Arts Association is having a Starving Artists Show from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the Ocean Park Library. Artists will have supplies and artwork for sale - nothing will be priced at more than $50. Come join them for a day of fun and find a treasure. Call 665-4592 for information.
July Art Melt
ILWACO - The Columbia River Organization of Artists is hosting an event called "July Art Melt" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the PACE activity room in the Ilwaco Community Center. There will be paintings, cards, pottery and jewelry available. Call 642-5532 for more information.
Alpha Theta meeting
BAY CENTER - ESA Alpha Theta will hold their planning meeting for the new year with a potluck at the home of Barbara Frank in Bay Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 21.
RAYMOND - Sunday Afternoon Live hosts the All-American Boys Chorus concert beginning at 2 p.m. on July 22 at the Raymond Theatre. Ranging in age from 9 to 14 years old, members of this phenomenal group will perform everything from Broadway tunes to music from the Roaring Twenties to jazz classics. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at South Bend Pharmacy, Sandra's Art and Frame and Pacific County Historical Society in South Bend, and at Sagen's Pharmacy and the theatre in Raymond. Tickets at the door at $12 each. Call 360-875-5831 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The VFW Auxiliary meets at 11 a.m. July 23 at the train depot across from Dennis Company in Long Beach. Call 665-4560 for additional information.
Pac Cty Commissioners
SOUTH BEND - The next meeting is July 24. Call 642-9337 or 875-9337 for more information.
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, sox, jeans and all types of wearing apparel.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.