Wednesday, Aug. 1Sports Physicals
NASELLE - Naselle Clinic is performing high school and junior high sports physicals from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The cost is $25. Call ahead for an appointment at 484-7161.
Eggs & Ice Cream
NASELLE - From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 1, Naselle Timberland Library presents Egg Hunt and Ice Cream Party for all ages. Join in a search for some out-of-season Easter eggs and make your own ice cream in a bag. Sponsored by Okie's Select and the Friends of the Naselle Timberland Library.
CAPE D - The Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 62 meets the first Wednesday of each month. This month's meeting is Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at Cape Disappointment. For information call Larry at 665-2811.
MH Advisory Board
LONG BEACH - The Mental Health Advisory Board of Willapa Counseling Center is having its monthly meeting in their conference room from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 1. This month's topic will be an overview of the chemical dependency treatment services presented by Denise Sambrano, CDP, MSW, and supervisor of the Chemical Dependency Program at Willapa Counseling. All those with an interest are invited to attend.
Summer Fun Nights
OCEAN PARK - On Aug. 1, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCEAN PARK - The Willapa Writers' Circle meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Ocean Park Library. The meetings are from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This month's meetings are Aug. 1 and Aug. 15. For more information call 642-8090.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Timberland Library presents Interactive Detective, Aug. 1 through Aug. 7, 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.
ThursdayPunch and Pals
RAYMOND - From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 2, Raymond Timberland Library is hosting Punch and Pals for all ages. See Clay Martin's puppet variety show featuring music, magic, puppet plays with Punch and Judy and learn how to make a simple puppet.
Aging Agency mtg
PENINSULA - The Olympic Area Agency on Aging Council of Governments meets at 10 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 2 via conference call. The agenda will include approval of a one-year renewal of the State Caregiver Training Program contract and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program subcontracts. For information call Carl at 866-720-4863.
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.
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.
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.
ILWACO - From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, Shoalwater Cove Gallery at the Port of Ilwaco is hosting a special preview and artist reception of "Birds, Boats and Bowls," an exhibition of stunning oil paintings by Bellingham artist, Lorna Libert, together with exquisite pottery and sculpture by Seaview artist, David Campiche. This show will run for one month, although the gallery will continue to show both artists' work. For more information contact the gallery at 642-4040.
Riddles, Tricks, Mystery
RAYMOND - On Aug. 3 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Riddles, Tricks and Tales of Mystery for all ages will be presented at Raymond Timberland Library. National award-winning storyteller Christopher Leebrick conjures up a captivating program of fun. Bring your imagination and a thinking cap! Call 942-2408 for more information.
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.
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.
SaturdayLate 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. Willapa Anglers is raising the hatchery-feed money because of a shortage in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife budget. 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.
Pine Needle Basketry
ILWACO - Learn a simple chain stitch as you coil pine needles around a walnut slice to make a coaster in a class at River City School, 127 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco. This fun and easy technique is one of the things covered in this three-hour class held on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a discussion on advanced techniques such as starting a basket around a center cut seashell. The cost is $35 and includes all materials. Call 642-8707 to register or for more information.
Marine Corps League
ASTORIA - The NW Oregon and SW Washington Detachment 1228 is looking for officer and enlisted, active, honorably discharged, retired Marine veterans and qualified Navy FMF corpsmen, or other branches of the armed services for their associate membership. Attend a lunch meeting at the Baked Alaska Restaurant in Astoria at noon on Aug. 4. For information you can contact John Hoechlin at 665-5555.
OYSTERVILLE - Aug. 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to the Espy garden and home in downtown Oysterville for a bookish garden party celebrating the release of Sydney Steven's latest book, "Dear Medora." This is a free event and will happen regardless of the weather. For more information call 642-8438.
LONG BEACH - The SummerFest season in Long Beach continues with horse and wagon rides, face painting and kids games. Special this week is performances by Tapas Musica from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the gazebo in downtown Long Beach. All these events and more are free.
KLIPSAN - Come to breakfast at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center on Pacific Highway at Klipsan, on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Enjoy pancakes with scrambled eggs and ham or biscuits and sausage gravy with scrambled eggs, plus a beverage. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children.
Dance & BBQ
ILWACO - The Port of Ilwaco is hosting another waterfront dance and barbecue on Aug. 4. The barbecue runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes barbecued tuna or ribs and all the fixings. Music and dancing run from 7 p.m. to midnight. Music will be provided by String of Pearls and Hindsight 20/20, plus there will be an oyster bar and beer garden. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door and are available from Ilwaco merchants. All proceeds go to the 2008 Port of Ilwaco fireworks display.
OYSTERVILLE - On Aug. 5 the Vesper Services series continues at 3 p.m., in the historic Oysterville Church with Pastor DeWayne LaPointe of Peninsula Assembly of God in Ocean Park officiating. The wonderfully talented Killingsworth family will provide the entertainment, while organist Suzanne Knutzen will play the pump organ. Again, this is a casual event, so come as you are. The 2007 Vesper Services run each Sunday through Sept. 2.
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.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach City Council meets at 7 p.m. on Aug. 6 at city hall. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-4421 for agenda.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Police Department is conducting a hunter safety class from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Long Beach fire hall. To enroll in this free class please contact the Long Beach Police Department at 642-2911. Space for the class is limited and you must enroll before the start of the class.
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 August meetings will be held Aug. 6 and Aug. 13. These meetings are open to the public. Call 665-4547 for additional information.
Vacation Bible School
SEAVIEW - The Peninsula Church Center is hosting a vacation Bible school daily from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday Aug. 6 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.
TuesdayDo 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.
Family Movie Night
NASELLE - Naselle Timberland Library presents Family Movie Night, on Aug. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for families. Relax in the cool of the air-conditioned library, watch a movie and munch on some free popcorn.
ILWACO - The Ilwaco Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco. The meeting is open to the public. Call 642-3145 for more information.
OCEAN PARK - On Aug. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ocean Park Timberland Library is hosting a book discussion group for adults. Read this month's selection, "Daughter of Fortune," by Isabel Allende, and share your impressions in a lively discussion. For more information call 665-4184.
PACIFIC COUNTY - On Aug. 7 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 fats and sweets tasting party.
KLIPSAN - The next meeting of the Pacific County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will be an informal potluck barbecue on Aug. 7 at 5 p.m., at Carol Wright's home, 1615 217th Lane in the Klipsan Beach area. For more information or directions contact Carol at 665-6463 or Barbara Bate 665-4421, or e-mail email@example.com. Everyone is welcome, especially those who simply want to see what we're all about. There will not be a support group after this meeting. Come for the fun, stay for the s'mores!
Wednesday, Aug. 8Caregivers' support
SEAVIEW - Caregivers Support Group meets Aug. 8 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.
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; or on Aug. 16 at Family Health Center in Klipsan Beach from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., $20. No appointment is necessary within the set times.
Future Events Eastern 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.
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.
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.
Alligator Man B-Day
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.
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.
Saddle 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.
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.
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.
Summer fun fest
OCEAN PARK - A Christian summer fun fest is from noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.