Art Walk at Port
ILWACO - The Ilwaco Harbour Village is setting sail with their first Art Walk of the season, Thursday, July 14 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This first event is hosted by Don Nisbett's "Crew House Gallery" and activities will include new shows at all the galleries, painting demonstrations, refreshments, music and, as always, a great free raffle. Also look for live music by local blues man Al Carson. All the shops and restaurants will be putting on their pirate eye-patches, so come and stroll along the marina on Waterfront Way and enjoy the fun. Call 642-2291 to learn more.
Bagpipers and drums
OCEAN PARK - On Thursday, July 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Ocean Park Retreat Center will host a concert featuring world-renowned Scottish bagpipers and drum musicians. The community is invited to attend this event that will include Scottish and other Celtic music on alternative styles of bagpipe, whistles and percussion instruments. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 years old and older, and youth under age 18. Tickets are available at the door.
LONG BEACH -The 21st Annual SandSations sand sculpture contest begins July 15 at the Bolstad beach approach in downtown Long Beach with last-minute registrations and sand sculpting lessons on Friday, starting at 3 p.m., followed by an old-fashioned beach bonfire at 6:30 p.m. The sand sculpture contest gets started at around 10 a.m., and the Sand Flea Pet Parade begins at noon. Free hotdogs are available all day. Winners will be announced and cash and other prizes awarded at around 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Long Beach Peninsula Visitor's Bureau at 642-2400.
Bald Eagle Festival
CATHLAMET - The 24th Annual Bald Eagle Festival starts off with a street dance at the historic town dock on Broadway Street on Friday, July 15. The new Miller 40s band featuring Sunrise Fletcher will provide the entertainment. Then on Saturday, July 16, the day begins with the Bald Eagle Run-Walk Challenge. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Main Street festival will begin at 11 a.m., with the parade. The beer garden opens at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Finally on Sunday, enjoy the wooden boat show starting at 10 a.m. There will be food and street vendors, a Coast Guard rescue demonstration along with kids building small wooden boats.
OCEAN PARK - Through July 17, local area churches are sponsoring Outreach at the Beach 2005.
This weeklong event held at Sheldon Park includes spiritual devotions at Peninsula Assembly of God, Peninsula Baptist, United Methodist Church, Ocean Park Community Church, Pacific Bible Church, New Life Assembly of God Church, and The Upper Room Fellowship Church. Activities range from wonderful devotionals, to Christian musical groups, to youth activities, to a barbecue, to an all-night gospel sing.
Call 665-6340 for more information on times and events.
ILWACO - The Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco is full of "spice." Every week, the market's variety changes, with new vendors, vendors creating new and unusual items, entertainment, food and a multitude of shops and galleries.
Saturday, July 16, shoppers can visit the market, have a bite and climb on board a free shuttle, which can take you to more activities. Continue your day by visiting Clamshell Railroad Days at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum, where railroading comes alive! The shuttle will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There also is a shuttle available to visit the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the lighthouses.
For more information, call Sharon at 642-3495.
OYSTERVILLE - Come join Father Blaine Hammond of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Seaview as he leads the Vespers Service beginning at 3 p.m., on Sunday, July 17 in the historic Oysterville Church. Mezzo-soprano Christine Brass will perform accompanied by Karin McCullough. Bonnie Masson will play the organ. The Vespers Service is a "come as you are event," so don't hesitate to stop by and enjoy this uplifting celebration.
Robert Simpson live
PORT of ILWACO - Alaskan folk and blues musician Robert Simpson will perform a solo show at Pauly's Bistro Sunday night July 17 at 6:30 p.m. Live music can be found there every Sunday night as part of the Summer Concert Series. All shows are free of charge. For more information call 642-8447.