Local artists featured 'every First Thursday'

NASELLE - Every first Thursday is a day art galleries in cities are open in the evening to preview artists work. "We have no galleries in Naselle but we have many artists," said event organizer Barbara Donlon.

Donlon states she thinks that Naselle deserves and is long overdue in having a First Thursday. In cooperation with the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District teachers, students and local businesses, artwork from grade school, middle school, and high school students will be shown locally.

A group of local businesses will be open 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the first Thursday of the month, to open the showing of students' art. Different grades will be featured each month. The artwork will be displayed for a month in the businesses, for public viewing. This event will run from November through May, for the 2002-03, school year.

"We appreciate the support of these local businesses for their help with First Thursday," Donlon said.

The businesses and proprietors that will be participating in this event are: Mistie's Blessings, Mistie McDonley; Junction Cafe, Zenaida Toftemark; Antiques Etc., Barbara Donlon; Hair Villa, Gail Gacke and Carol Penttila; Serendipity Salon, Paula Rogers; and TNT, Brandy Legler.

"We hope to see you the first Thursday of November, Nov. 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. We are looking forward to seeing you every First Thursday, during the school year. The seventh- and eighth- grade art classes will be featured this month," Donlon concluded.

Chamber music for charity in Seaview

SEAVIEW - On Saturday Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. the Sou'wester Lodge will host its upcoming Fireside Evening - "An Evening with Bach and Friends" - chamber music featuring classical guitarist Owen Smith.

Owen Smith has performed nationally for over twenty-five years, having been praised by Andres Segovia and Christopher Parkening. He won first place in the Master Class performance competition at Montana State University and was a prize-winner at the Portland classical guitar competition. He was awarded the prestigious Metropolitan Arts commission grant and has served on the faculties of Portland State University and Warner Pacific College.

The program includes several works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Francis Couperin, Luis Milan, John Dowland, Alexander Tansman, and Issac Albeniz.

Everyone is welcome. Admission is by voluntary donation to charity. Because of limited seating, however, advance reservations are advised. For information and reservations, please phone the Sou'wester at 642-2542.

Sea Resources hosts Open House/BBQ

CHINOOK - Sea Resources Watershed Learning Center and Salmon Hatchery announces their annual open house and barbecue will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Learning Center at 70 Houchen Street in Chinook.

The salmon's ancient ritual of swimming upriver to bear their young is a magnificent sight to behold. Come celebrate the salmon's return to the Chinook River. Learn about the restoration projects that are underway to restore the Chinook River watershed. Come and see the many different opportunities that are available to students in Astoria, the Long Beach Peninsula, and many surrounding areas.

There will be children's activities, a spawning demonstration, and other educational events. Everyone is welcome! Food and beverage will be provided.

Please R.S.V.P. by calling 777-8229.

Ilwaco Legion plans holiday luncheon

ILWACO - On Veteran's Day, Monday, Nov. 11, Don R. Grable, Post No. 48, the American Legion, will be hosting its annual Veterans Day potluck luncheon at the legion hall in Ilwaco. The public is invited and asked to bring either a salad or dessert.

Chowder is being provided by Coast Guard mess services, Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment. The guest speaker will be Capt. Tom Sparks, Commander, Coast Guard Station Group Astoria. Activities begin at noon. For additional information please contact Post Commander Mauri Smith at 665-6445 or Auxiliary President Barbara Swanson at 642-5025.

Holiday bazaars

St. Mary's bazaar

LONG BEACH - St. Mary's will hold their holiday bazaar Thursday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Lunch will be served.

Bazaar and White Elephant Sale

OCEAN PARK - Golden Sands Assisted Living Center at 21608 "O" Lane in Ocean Park (across the street from the Peninsula Senior Activity Center) will be having its second annual Holiday Bazaar and White Elephant Sale on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eagles auxiliary

LONG BEACH - The Eagles Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar will be held Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Ingrid Smith at 665-6445.

Feed the Hungry

LONG BEACH - Crafters are needed for the second annual Help Feed the Hungry Holiday Bazaar to benefit the Peninsula F.I.S.H. Food Band in Ilwaco. The event will be held Friday Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edgewater Inn. Tables are $20 if supplied, or $15 if you bring your own. For more information call 484-3945.

Bake and craft sale

PACIFIC COUNTY - The South Pacific County Humane Society will once again hold its Bake, Book, Video and Craft Sale on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7. We are asking that all you "crafty" people out there make one or two extra items to donate to us our sale. We are also asking for video's, CDs and books in good condition. We must make some exceptions on the books. Please no encyclopedia's, Readers Digest Condensed, Harlequin-type romance or musty ones. The best sellers would be current novels, westerns, how to and cookbooks. For more information contact the shelter at 642-1180.

Register now for spiritual inquiry weekend retreat

OCEAN PARK - A spiritual inquiry weekend retreat is set for Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17, in Ocean Park.

The retreat will be an oceanside event which will focus on meditation, shared inquiry and silence. The retreat is facilitated by Mary Clare, a spiritual teacher and student. Mary has been facilitating spiritual gatherings with the support and guidance of her teacher Gangaji. In these sessions meditative silence is followed by dialogues to support self-inquiry. In her facilitation, Mary draws from the range of spiritual and cultural traditions while focusing on the ordinary experiences of being in a life.

Silence will be observed from Saturday at 10 a.m. to Sunday at noon for people remaining at the retreat site. No prior experience with meditation or spiritual inquiry is necessary. All are welcome, but space is limited.

The suggested donation is $100 for the weekend or $30 per session.

Lodgings and area information are available at www.funbeach. com. Sleeping/camping accomodations are available at the weekend retreat home, which is located at 29015 "K" Lane in Ocean Park. To register call 665-4769 or (503) 778-6955.

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