Wednesday, May 25Beach MUG

ILWACO - The Beach Macintosh Users Group (MUG) will meet on a special day this month - at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 at the Ilwaco High School library. The meetings are open to all levels of users.

Family stories

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Family Story Time from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., May 25 for all ages. Join in a program of colorful books, rhymes, music and activities.

MH support

SEAVIEW - The next meeting of the mental health support group is Wednesday, May 25 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place, Seaview. The group offers informal, confidential sharing and encouragement. For more information contact Barbara at 665-4421, bgofish@willapabay.org, Pat at 642-2296, or Kevin at 642-3787, wcc.kevinm@willapabay.org.

ThursdaySurplus Supplies Sale

LONG BEACH - Oman and Son Builders Supply in Long Beach is hosting the 2005 South Pacific Master Builders surplus sale. Items are to be delivered no earlier than 9 a.m. Thursday, May 26, and no later than 3 p.m. Friday, May 27. The sale will be held on May 28, and May 29. Donations are welcome from members, associate members, and from the South Pacific County Master Builders. For information, call (360) 754-0912.

Gospel group forming

PENINSULA - Do you like to sing gospel music? A men's gospel quartet is forming on the Peninsula. A tenor and a bass are needed. Call Frank Gillock at 665-3575 or Bob Hughes at 665-3206.

Republican meeting

LONG BEACH - There will be a dinner meeting of the Republican Party beginning at 5:45 p.m., Thursday, May 26 at the Coast Grille in Long Beach. Interested parties are invited to attend a great meeting and enjoy good eats. For more information, contact Gail at 665-3771.

Relay for Life meeting

LONG BEACH - The Peninsula Relay for Life is holding their final team captains meeting before the relay event! The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 26, at the Super 8 Motel. See you there.

Dredging meeting

ASTORIA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an information-sharing meeting to discuss this summer's dredging activities at the mouth of the Columbia River. The meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, in the Columbia River Bar Pilots conference room, 100 16th Street, Astoria, next to the Maritime Museum. Work is expected to begin on June 1 and continue through mid-October.

NPIA meeting

OCEAN PARK - The North Peninsula Improvement Association will meet at 7 p.m., May 26 at the Ocean Park fire hall. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For information call Tom at 665-5858.

Preschool stories

RAYMOND - Raymond Timberland Library presents Preschool Story Time from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., May 26 for children ages 3- to 6-years-old. Join in a program of colorful books, rhymes, music and activities.

Bowling meeting

ILWACO - There will be a meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26 for all current members of the Long Beach Bowling Association and Peninsula Women Bowling Association at Hilltop Bowl. In addition to election of officers, directors and the adoption of bylaws there will be a discussion on the merger of mens and womens teams and PYBA. After the meeting, stay and bowl a 9-pin no tap event ($10 for entry). Don't miss out on this informational meeting.

River City School

ILWACO - River City School of Arts and Crafts offers the following classes each Thursday. A knitting/crocheting class is offered from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; a ceramics class is offered from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and intermediate and advanced ballet is offered from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The school is located at 122 S.E. Lake St., in Ilwaco. Call 642-8707 for more information. The Peninsula Chess Club meets each Thursday at the American Legion Hall, 127 S.E. Lake St. in Ilwaco at 6 p.m. If you have questions, call Steve at 642-8956, or just show up and join the fun.

Friday Book sale

OCEAN PARK - The Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries will have a Memorial Day Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 27, May 28 and May 29 at the Ocean Park Timberland Library, 1308 256th Place, Ocean Park. Good books are individually marked - most paperbacks are 50 cents and many hardbacks are $1. Pick up some great reads at bargain prices. Money raised will be used to support local libraries.

Builders Surplus Sale

LONG BEACH - Oman and Son Builders Supply at 612 S. Washington in Long Beach will be the site of the 2005 South Pacific Master Builders surplus sale. You can save 50 to 75 percent and more on items needed for all your building and remodeling projects. The sale will be held on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a charity event with net proceeds going to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. Members, associate members, and supplies of the South Pacific County Master Builders donated all items. For information, call (360) 754-0912.

Parkinson support

OCEAN PARK - The Parkinson's Disease Support group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., May 27 at the First Lutheran Church, 24002 "U" Street, Ocean Park. The meeting is free. For information, you can call Bill Barger at (360) 783-2809. Meetings are the 4th Friday of the month.

Lung club

OCEAN PARK - The Washington Peninsula Lung Club, an educational support group for people with lung disease, will meet from 11 a.m. to noon, May 27 at Golden Sands, 21608 "O" Lane, Ocean Park. If you need additional information, call Lynn Perkins at (800) 337-6733.

SaturdayReachOut bake sale

OCEAN PARK - Back by popular demand, the ReachOut Food Bank "People Feeders" are holding their Bake Sale on May 28 beginning at 9 a.m. until they're sold out. ReachOut Food Bank is located at 1405 Bay Ave. in Ocean Park.

Helping Hands bake sale

OCEAN PARK - The Helping Hands Society is having a bake sale at 10 a.m., May 28. Look for the baked goods table in front of the Ocean Park Community Church, which is located at 26709 Vernon Ave. in Ocean Park.

Audubon meeting

SOUTH BEND - The Discovery Coast Audubon Society meets at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 28 at H&H Cafe in South Bend. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. For more information call Patricia at 642-1310.

Musical fundraiser

SVENSEN - There will be a fundraising musical celebration on Saturday, May 28 at the Wickiup Grange in Svenson. Doors open at 7 p.m., for the evening that features music by Buffalo Riders. Food and drink will be available with the proceeds going to the Tony White Memorial Fund. All ages are welcome, $5 at the door, kids 12 and under are free. For more information, call Jaki at (503) 325-2387.

Bird classes

KLIPSAN - Bird classes sponsored by the Discovery Coast Audubon Society are offered each Saturday at 2 p.m. at Golden Sands in Klipsan Beach. You do not need to be a member to attend. The continuing class is only one hour and covers various aspects on the life of birds, including mastery of flight and landing, bill shapes and sizes, birds of prey, and more. On May 28, there will be several live birds from the Wildlife Rehab Center at the class. Mark your calendars now to attend this fun, free, educational event.

Flea market

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks Lodge No. 1937 is having an indoor flea market on May 28 and May 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Table rentals are just $10. Proceeds go to a local children's charity. Call 642-2651 for more information.

SundayAl-Anon in Rosburg

GRAYS RIVER - Rosburg Al-Anon has moved to the Grays River Methodist Church social hall located at 3624 SR 4 West, up the hill from the Grays River Cafe. Each Sunday, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., a 12-step group meets. Meetings are confidential and focus on personal strength and support. Parking is available behind the church building. For information, call Barbara at 665-4421 or 465-2391, or Clay at 484-7798.

MondayHoliday closures

PENINSULA - All city, county, state and federal offices as well as many local businesses will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Also closed for the holiday will be all branches of Timberland libraries. The Chinook Observer will be closed, and as a result there will be early deadlines for the June 2 edition of the paper. Call 642-8181 or (800)643-3703 for more information.

Memorial Day events

PENIINSULA - The American Legion Don R. Grable Post No. 48 and its Auxiliary will sponsor the Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 30. Prior to the main program at the Ilwaco Cemetery, there will be raisings of the American Flag at Oysterville Cemetery at 8:45 a.m., Ocean Park Cemetery at 9:15 a.m., and Lone Fir Cemetery at 10 a.m. Taps will be played at all three cemeteries by Coastguardsman BM2 Kyle Betts. The observance at the Ilwaco Cemetery will begin at 11 a.m., led by Master of Ceremonies Past Commander Rich Seufert. Afterwards, attendees are invited to go to the Black Lake Memorial, where Seufert will read the memorialized names of veterans from the Peninsula killed in World Wars I and II, and Vietnam and U.S. Coast Guardsmen who died in the "Triumph" tragedy. Ceremonies will also include a gun salute by a rifle squad from Cape Disappointment Coast Guard Station, the playing of Taps, and raising the flags after the ceremonies. Following the Black Lake observance, there will be a potluck lunch at the Legion Hall in Ilwaco, with ham and scalloped potatoes provided. Everyone is invited to come and bring a dish to share. For further information, please call American Legion Post Commander Dick Wallace at (360) 244-0473 of Post Member Harry Easley at 665-5580.

TuesdayCommunity calendars

PENINSULA - This is your last chance to order the 2006 Community Calendar. It is still only $5 to have a calendar with your families' birthdays and anniversaries included. It also has sports and school information, as well as many business numbers all in one spot. If you are interested in ordering one please call Mary Goelz, 642-4504 for information. They will be delivered in August. She will need the orders by May 31. This is a fundraiser for the Class of 2006 Substance Free Graduation Party.

Student art

ILWACO - The Ilwaco High School Art Show runs through Tuesday, May 31 at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum. Nancy Campiche judged photography, Sonja May judged the paintings and prints, and Renee O'Connor and Keely O'Connor judged ceramics. The public is invited to vote for "People's Choice" award. First, second, and third place ribbons will be awarded in printmaking, ceramics, graphite, and painting as well as Judge's Choice. Admission is free.

Aerobic dance

ILWACO - Aerobic dancing classes are at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at River City School of Arts and Crafts. Workouts including stretching, optional weight training, muscle toning, and cardiovascular exercising. Bring a towel, water, and light weights if you would like, and join the fun. Call (360) 244-1439 or 642-8707 for more information.

Wednesday, June 1Gymnastics

ILWACO - Gymnastics classes are available every Wednesday through Friday at River City School of Arts and Crafts. Primary class and older classes are scheduled. Call 642-8707 for more information.

Art Around Town

PACIFIC COUNTY - Displaying at the Chinook Observer this month is Myrna Tarleton. At Oceans of Art, see work by Bernice Puzauskas and Barbara Martin. At Ocean Beach Hospital enjoy Marcia Rockwell, Ann Thompson, Grace Monroe, Alan Carson, Mary Ann Hirst and Joan Taplin. The Ark Restaurant displays the work of Marie Wagner, and at the Coast Grille and Lounge, see Marilyn Casey. Ilwaco Library has works by Marty Blount, Bettylu Krause, and Pat Butterworth. Additionally, at Columbia River Art Gallery, you can enjoy work by Ron Jenson, Barbara Martin, Jill Merrill, Nancy Lloyd and Marie Wagner. Drop by these places and enjoy the work.

Future EventsLB merchants

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Merchants Association will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 2 at Chen's Restaurant on Pacific Hwy., Long Beach. The meeting is open to those with an interest.

Grief/loss support

OCEAN PARK - The next meeting of the Grief and Loss Support Group is at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 2 at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, located at 240th and "U" St. Everyone is welcome.

Chinookan Nations

ASTORIA - The Clatsop County Historical Society will feature an Oregon Chautauqua program by Pat Courtney Gold entitled, "The Chinookan Nations Encounter the Corps of Discovery." This free, public program will take place on Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Clatsop County Heritage Museum, 1618 Exchange St., Astoria. For more information, call (503) 325-2203 or e-mail cchs@seasurf.net.

MS support group

OCEAN PARK - The next meeting of the M.S. Self-Help Support Group is June 2, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Peninsula Assembly of God Church, 26310 Ridge Ave., Ocean Park. If you have questions, please call Cheryl West at 642-5842. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month.

Slo-Laners camping

PENINSULA - Are you interested in group camping? Try going with the Slo-Laners group. Once a month, the group goes to campgrounds not far from home for two to four day stays. Dues are just $10 per year. The next camping trip is May 31 and June 1 through June 3 in Randle. If you are interested in giving this group a try but want more information, call Bev Gilpin at 642-2722. You can also contact Wanda Cole at 665-3583 or Jeanne Zubal at 665-6211.

Relay for Life

ILWACO - Relay for Life will be held in Ilwaco starting June 3 at 7 p.m. and concluding Saturday at 1 p.m., at the Ilwaco High School track. Come on and walk with us. The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Funds raised from this event go to cancer research, education, and patient services. Remember to bring comfortable shoes. For information, or if you would like to participate, contact Tarra Elder at 360-642-5524, ext. 235.

AARP Driving class

KLIPSAN BEACH - There will be a driver-safety class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, 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. The class is designed to help older drivers compensate for changes in physical conditions that accompany aging. At the end of the two-day class, you earn a certificate to present to your insurance company for a discount. Call Carmen and Jean DeFlumeri at 665-6117 to register. All applicants must pre-register and class size is limited. The cost is $10 for the two-day class.

Book Discussion

NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion from 10 a.m. to noon, June 4 for adults. Join in a discussion of "Plainsong," by Kent Haruf. Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a copy of the current book.

Meet the author

NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents "Meet the Author!" from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., June 4 for children of all ages. Local writer Gwen Angstrom will share the first title in her new series, "Ruthie's Extraordinarily Ordinary Summer: A Tale of Happy Valley." Go back to a simpler life when wonderful things happened daily and dreams came true. Copies will be available for purchase after the reading.

Baccalaureate

SEAVIEW - Baccalaureate services for the Ilwaco High School Class of 2005 will begin at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 5 at the Peninsula Church Center in Seaview. All seniors, their parents/guardians, and friends are invited to attend. The Peninsula Christian Council sponsors the service. Father Blaine Hammond will deliver the message, and members of the senior class will participate. Britany Greenfield will provide the special music, and a reception will hall in the social hall.

Goonies fun

ILWACO - The Ilwaco Harbour Village and the Ilwaco Merchants Association is hosting a "Goonies and Sailors and Pirates - Oh My!" parade and treasure hunt for kids and the young at heart at noon on June 5. Entry fee is $1. Check in at noon at the Port of Ilwaco pavilion. There will be prizes and fun! This is a great event held in conjunction with the 20th anniversary celebration of the Goonies movie. Call Regina for more information at (503) 325-6311.

Assessor office hours

LONG BEACH - The Pacific County Assessor's Long Beach office hours will be changing to 9 a.m. to noon Mondays starting Monday, June 6. This will allow the Assessor's Office to better serve out-of-county homeowners and applicants for the senior citizen/disability property tax exemption program, which is over 90 percent of the people using the Long Beach office. If you need to see the assessor at another time please call the office and set up an appointment. South Bend office hours are still 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone numbers are 642-9308 for Long Beach, (360) 875-9301 for South Bend/Raymond, (360) 484-7301 for Naselle and (360) 267-8301 for Grayland/Tokeland.

Port of Peninsula

NAHCOTTA - The Port of Peninsula meets on the first and second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Port office meeting room. The next meeting is June 6. The meetings are open to the public.

Chinook school fundraiser

CHINOOK - The Friends of Chinook School is sponsoring a spaghetti feed/silent auction fundraiser on June 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sanctuary Restaurant in Chinook. Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. The Friends are also looking for donations for the silent auction event. All proceeds go to the Chinook School Restoration Project. For donations, call Loma Billups at 777-8367 or Carol Johnson at 777-8293.

PageTurners discussion

OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., June 7 for adults. Read this month's selection, "The Power of Now," by Eckhart Tolle, and share your impressions in a lively discussion. This program is held on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information call 665-4184.

BBQ/Sturgeon Derby

WAHKIAKUM COUNTY - The Dollars for Scholars Barbecue and Sturgeon Derby is set for Saturday, June 11. The fishing derby begins early in the morning, then the salmon and chicken barbecue dinner is served from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds. Proceeds from this event will be used to benefit scholarship programs at Wahkiakum and Naselle-Grays River Valley High Schools. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the afternoon for an array of outstanding prize packages. For more information or to register, call Bud Mickelsen at (360) 849-4976 or Ron Nanney at (360) 749-0696.

Audubon meeting

LONG BEACH - The Discovery Coast Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m., June 13 at the PUD building on Sandridge Rd., Long Beach. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend. For more information call Patricia at 642-1310.

Beach Bytes club

SURFSIDE - The next meeting of the Beach Bytes Computer Club is at 7 p.m., June 14 at the Surfside Homeowners Association office, 31402 "H" St., Surfside. Everyone is welcome. Call 665-5094 if you need additional information.

Hospital fundraiser

SEAVIEW - The Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation is hosting a "Community Fund Night" at the 42nd Street Cafe, Wednesday evening June 15. Representatives of the organization will be on hand to answer questions about their organizations' efforts and assist in passing the hat. The 42nd Street Cafe will donate 20 percent of any purchase that evening. The guest needs to place their receipt into the Community Fund bowl to have their purchase counted toward the charity or organization's benefit. Call 642-2323 for more information.

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