Wednesday, June 7F.I.S.H. funds
CHINOOK - During the month of June, All Seasons Kids Stuff in Chinook is hosting a fundraising drive for the F.I.S.H. program. One hundred percent of the money for sales of items consigned to the Martha Murfin F.I.S.H. account goes to that organization. Help out a good cause - donate during June. Call 777-8697 for more information.
LB city council
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach City Council will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on June 7 at city hall, located at 115 Bolstad Avenue West. There will also be a special meeting of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. The business portion of the meeting will include a presentation on PACNET from the Pacific County Sheriff; information on the cable television advertising partnership opportunity; business license fees; tent use policy revisions; a fireworks agreement; and emergency management satellite phones. The meeting is open to the public.
ILWACO - The Beach Macintosh Users Group (MUG) will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at the Ilwaco High School library. The meetings are open to all levels of users. Call John at 665-5357 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The groundbreaking celebration is Thursday, June 8, for a new building to house mental health services in south Pacific County. Local and regional leaders will gather at 2204 Pacific Avenue North in Long Beach at 5 p.m. to mark the start of construction for a new building for Willapa Behavioral Health, formerly known as Willapa Counseling Center. Any local resident is welcome at the brief ceremony and informal reception to follow. Barbecue sandwiches from Brooks BBQ and cold beverages from Harbor Pacific Bottling are being provided. The building site is one block north of Pioneer Road, on the east side of Route 103 between 22nd and 23rd Streets. Canopies are being provided in case of rain. For information, contact Jeannie at 642-3787, ext. 243, or Barbara at 665-4421.
ILWACO - Each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ocean Beach Hospital Auxiliary provides a free blood pressure clinic in the lobby of the hospital. Come get your pressure checked for free.
RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 8 for adults. This month participants select titles for next year. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk. PageTurners meets the second Thursday of the month.
FridayTall ships return
PORT OF ILWACO - The tall ships, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, return to the Port of Ilwaco June 9 through June 12. Their mission is to provide experiences that promote and preserve the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest. There are dockside tours available, plus an adventure sail, reenactment battle sails and a moonlight cruise. Costs vary. You can schedule your place on one of the battle sails, adventure sail or the moonlight cruise by calling 800-200-5239 for reservations.
LONG BEACH - Head Start families and friends are invited to a barbecue, slide slow and graduation ceremony at Long Beach Elementary School on Friday, June 9. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the procession of graduates starts at 6:30 p.m.
Feed our Animals
PACIFIC COUNTY - Pacific County Timberland Libraries present "Feed Our Animal Friends." The Timberland Regional Library is sponsoring a five-county pet food drive to benefit local animal shelters and food banks. To donate pet food or supplies, please look for marked boxes at all Timberland libraries. This program is part of the libraries summer reading program, "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales."
SaturdayCelebration of life
OCEAN PARK - Harbors Home Health and Hospice invites the public to join in a time of remembrance from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at Ocean Park United Methodist Church at 262nd and Park Avenue. The event will honor the passing of loved ones and celebrate the nurses, staff and volunteers who share the journey.
SEAVIEW - The Seaview Historical Preservation Society has been revising the historical walking map and are unveiling efforts on June 10 at 11 a.m. The public is invited to a free self-guided tour through historic Seaview starting at 3715 "L" Place. Information about membership in the Seaview Historical Preservation Society and walking maps are available. For more information, call 642-2444.
SEAVIEW - Residents of Seaview are invited to a potluck community picnic on June 10 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Malin home, 3715 "L" Place. There will be educational booths about the historical neighborhood and the Seaview dunes. Music, cranberry punch, outdoor grills, dishes and utensils will be provided. You bring your own food to grill, a dish to share, any special beverage and chairs. The event will be held come rain or shine. For more info call: 642-2444 or e-mail email@example.com.
Finn choir practices
NASELLE - The Naselle Finnish Choir, under the direction of Cliff Weimer, practices every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Naselle High School music room and welcomes all singers who wish to participate. The group will perform at the upcoming FinnFest USA '06 in July.
LONG BEACH - As part of the weekend Summerfest activities, there will be free wagon rides starting at Third Street and Pacific from noon to 5 p.m. on June 10 and June 11. In addition, on both days there is face painting in Fish Alley from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and kids games offered from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Third and Pacific in the gazebo park.
ILWACO - Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco continues with the market welcoming back the tall ships for June 10. The Market is full of vendors offering baked goods, produce, artwork, jewelry, soaps, candles, plants and much more. They even have Stan the Marble Man on hand to teach you how to shoot marbles. New vendors this week include Steve's Bees; Elleda Wilson Photographics; and Lynne returns with her beautiful glassware. For additional information, call Sharon at 642-3495.
ILWACO - On June 11 there will be a Children's Treasure Hunt at the Port of Ilwaco. Registration is at noon and the event begins at 1 p.m. The cost is $1 per entry or $5 for a group. There will be lots of treasure, loot and prizes to be found. In addition, the tall ships will be docked at the Port from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Jenna at 642-0771 for more information.
SEAVIEW - The Sunday Jazz Supper Club at The Depot Restaurant located at 1208 38th Place in Seaview hosts Jon Belcher of SoundScapes with guest guitarist Frank Tribble. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. and continues to 9 p.m. Call 642-7880 for reservations. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Water Music Festival.
KLIPSAN - Each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Buddhist Sangha meets in the community room at Golden Sands Senior Community, 21608 "O" Lane. The meetings consist of Dharma study, discussion and meditation, and all are welcome. If you have questions, please call 665-6124.
ILWACO - The Ilwaco High School volleyball team is sponsoring a volleyball camp for students in grades five through eight on June 12 through June 14. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to noon each day at the I.H.S. gym. The cost is $20, which includes a T-shirt. Contact Linda Raaymakers at 665-6437.
ILWACO - The monthly meeting of the Peninsula Quilt Guild is at 1 p.m. Monday, June 12 at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. Nancy Olson, Barbara Minard and the museum staff will present a program about the quilts in the museum's collection. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of nonperishable food for F.I.S.H.
Port of Peninsula
NAHCOTTA - The Port of Peninsula meets the first and second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Port office meeting room. The next meeting is June 12. These meetings are open to the public. Call 665-4547 for additional information.
ILWACO - The Ilwaco City Council meets at 6 p.m. June 12 at council chambers, 301 Spruce Street in Ilwaco. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-3145 for more information.
ILWACO - Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Summer Reading Kick-Off Week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 12 and 13, and June 15 and 16, for all ages. Stop by the library and sign up for 2006 summer reading program "Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales." While you're there make a fun craft to take home.
ILWACO - Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Guessing Jars from June 12 through July 24, for all ages. See what's in the guessing jar each week. Have the closest guess and win the prize. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries.
LONG BEACH - The monthly meeting of the Discovery Coast Audubon Society is at 7 p.m. June 12 in the P.U.D. conference room on Sandridge Road. The guest speaker is Kristine Mason, the outdoor recreation planner from Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.
NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents a Disaster Preparedness Workshop from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., June 13 for adults. Stephanie Fritts of Pacific County Emergency Management will discuss how to take care of yourself and your family in an emergency. Learn how to make a family emergency plan and a survival kit for home or car.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK - The men's "Do Nothing Club" invites local men to join them in doing nothing (well practically) every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at 24002 "U" Street. Come play pool, cribbage, chess, checkers, or just sit around and talk. Meet and make some new friends. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
Wednesday, June 14Flag day
ILWACO - On Flag Day, June 14, the American Legion will hold a flag disposal ceremony for worn flags at 6 p.m. at the Legion Post in Ilwaco. Worn flags may be brought by members of the public to the ceremony or be taken to any fire station or the Long Beach Police Department. For information, call Post Commander Dick Wallace at 360-244-0473 or Frank Soditus at 665-6626.
Lawn Care Tips
SOUTH BEND - WSU Master Gardeners in Pacific County are inviting the public to attend their next educational program on Wednesday, June 14 at 3 p.m. in the commissioners' meeting room in the Courthouse Annex on Robert Bush Drive in South Bend. Don Tapio, WSU Area Extension Agent, will be speaking on home lawn care. Most lawns can be greatly improved simply by following appropriate cultural recommendations for fertilization and weed control. The workshop is free of charge and refreshments will be served.
Kite museum open
LONG BEACH - Don't forget the World Kite Museum on Sid Snyder Drive is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Among the many wonderful exhibits you will find the "Meet me in St. Louis for the first kite competition in the U.S;" The "Kites of World War II" display; "A Kite Junket through Southeast Asia" exhibit; and "The Kite's Love Affair with Water and Water Creatures" which promises to surprise your senses and bring you up to date with the Western kite world. Call 642-4020 for more information.
Future EventsRead together
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Timberland Reads Together Author Series Featuring Jim Lynch from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 15 for adults and older teens. Jim Lynch, author of "The Highest Tide," will read from and discuss his novel at a free presentation. He will also answer questions and sign books. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
PENINSULA - Join members of the Discovery Coast Audubon for a birding field trip from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 12 at the Lewis Unit off Highway 101. Carole Warneke will guide this outing. Call her at 642-4050 with any questions. Bring binoculars, field guide, water, snack and mosquito repellant and dress for the weather. Wear boots if it's wet. Participants should meet at the P.U.D. on Sandridge Road at 8:55 a.m.
OCEAN PARK - The New Hope Baptist Fellowship, located at 24109 "U" Street is hosting a rummage sale on Friday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots of good stuff at great prices. If you have questions, call 665-4507.
CHINOOK - On June 17, the Southwest Washington Anglers host the 9th Annual Sturgeon Derby to be held at the Port of Chinook. Open to all boat or bank fishermen, there will be late sign-up if needed at 5 a.m. the day of the event. Teams consist of three anglers per team, and all anglers not signed up as a three-man team will be randomly grouped into teams, but will fish separately. The entry fee is $33 per angler through June 5, with the opportunity to win individual cash prizes of $1,000, $500, $250, $150, or $100 for the five heaviest legal fish and outstanding team prizes including Lamiglas sturgeon rods. In addition, the entry fee includes a specially designed competitor T-shirt, a dinner and raffle at Ilwaco High School as well as the chance to vie for top prizes. Proceeds benefit projects in support of recreational fishing, including financial donations and manpower in support of various fishing opportunities and derbies for kids. The Lions Club will again prepare and serve dinner. For information, call Gordon Bardy at 503-558-1948 or Bob Sibthorp at 360-896-2208. You can pre-order your bait at the Chinook Country Store by calling 777-2248.
OCEAN PARK - The 25th annual Northwest Garlic Festival is June 17 and 18. In the land of clams, crab and oysters what are folks looking forward to in June? Garlic, and plenty of it! Celebrate the passion for this exalted bulb with the faithful throngs who make their annual pilgrimage to the Northwest Garlic Festival. This garlic Olympics of Gastronomy is not held for the region's garlic growing ability. This festival was born out of love of great garlic laden cuisine and fabulous wine to go with it. There will be food and craft booths, plus kids games both days, and outstanding music provided by Retta Christie, Brownsmead Flats and Fritz Weber and the Luminos. In addition the Ocean Park Chamber of Commerce has produced another garlic cookbook that you may want to add to your collection. If you need more information you can call 665-4448.
Music in gardens
PENINSULA - Get your tickets now for the special "Music in the Gardens" fundraiser for the Water Music Festival Society. This event, set for Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. encompasses special tours of gardens and nurseries on the Peninsula. Featured will be 12 gardens, ranging in style from Victorian to Zen and including four bed and breakfast establishments, plus area nurseries. In addition, many of the gardens will have recorded previews of the live music to be presented at the upcoming Water Music Festival, scheduled for Oct. 20 through Oct. 22. Tickets are $10 and are available the day of the event at the following locations: Aunt Clara's Greenhouse at 803 Highway 101 in Chinook; Patti Jacobsen's home and garden at 4714 "L" Place in Seaview, and Ocean Park Garden Art at 25201 Vernon (Pacific Highway) in Ocean Park. For more information call Patti Jacobsen 642-3254.
Tweit to speak
SKAMOKAWA - Bird expert Bill Tweit will be hosted by the Friends of Skamokawa at Redmen Hall at 1394 S.R. 4 in Skamokawa on Saturday, June 17, at 2 p.m. Bill is one of the editors of "Birds of Washington, Status and Distribution," published by Oregon State University Press and he will speak on this subject, as well as sign copies of the book which will be available for purchase. Tweit is a program manager at Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, a member of the Washington Bird Records Committee and has been regional editor for the Journal of North American Birds for almost two decades, describing many changes in the avifauna of the Pacific Northwest in his column. While at Redmen Hall visitors may also view a current exhibition of paintings by wildlife artist Charles Kingsland. Refreshments will be served.
Pet care for kids
ILWACO - Ilwaco Timberland Library presents Responsible Pet Care for Kids at 1 p.m., June 19 for all ages. Join Linda Baehr of the South Pacific County Humane Society for inspiring information on how to be an awesome pet owner. Learn how to give your pet the best care you possibly can. Find out why it's important to treat pets and all animals with respect and kindness. Sponsored by The Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries.
SEAVIEW - Lone Fir Cemetery Association holds a special meeting at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 19 at the Peninsula Church Center memorial room, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. The officers and board members will present the revised by-laws for approval. For additional information, call 642-2891 or 642-2831.
OCEAN PARK - The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22 at Peninsula Assembly of God at 26310 Ridge Road. Donations take approximately one hour. Donors are encouraged to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water at least four hours before donating. For information call 665-6340.
Cub Scout Camp
PENINSULA - Sign up now for Cub Scout Day Camp to be held June 19 through June 23 at Camp Rilea. This year's theme, "Cub Scouting: It's Out of This World," promises to delivery many close encounters of the best kind. This camp is for all boys entering the first through fifth grade in the all of 2006. The registration fee is $77 and includes a camp T-shirt, and all crafts and activities. Is your son not a Cub Scout yet? He can join in time to attend day camp. Contact Tom Sutherland, Camp program director at 360-244-1611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILWACO - The Peninsula Chess Club is hosting a chess tournament on Saturday, June 24 at the American Legion Hall, 127 S.E. Lake Street in Ilwaco. The casual and unrated divisions have no requirements to join or be a member of any chess organization. Anyone in kindergarten through 12th grade playing in the Unrated Division will automatically get a rating recognized throughout Washington and Oregon by the Northwest Scholastic Chess Organization. There will be three sections: Casual for kids and adults not desiring to obtain a rating or prize; unrated for all kindergarten through 12 with or desiring a rating; open for all USCF rated players. No computers are allowed and this is a non-smoking event. Entry fees must be received by June 17. They can be mailed to: Peninsula Chess Club, 105 17th Street N.E., Long Beach, WA 98631. Registration the day of the event is from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Bring sets and clocks. The first rounds starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 642-8956.
SEAVIEW - The public is invited to a grand kick-off meeting of the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula set for 6:30 p.m. on June 28 at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. This local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club is dedicated to inspiring and enabling local youth to reach their full potential in a safe and caring atmosphere supported by trained professionals in a fun-loving environment. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this meeting to celebrate and help with the leadership, planning and monetary support necessary to build this club. If you have questions, call 642-0522.
PENINSULA - As part of the upcoming 22nd Annual SandSations Festival scheduled for July 21 and 22, the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile will be on hand auditioning young singers for their well-known jingle. So get to practicing now - you could be a star!
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