Thursday July 20 Outreach @ the Beach
OCEAN PARK - "Outreach at the Beach 2006" continues at Sheldon Park across from Ocean Park Elementary School. Thursday, July 20 is a special "Kids Night" with music and ministry geared to kids; Friday, July 21 the youth rock group "Mantle" will perform; and on Saturday, July 22 there will be more music with "Crystal River Band" performing country-western gospel music. On Sunday morning, July 23 at 11 a.m. the speaker will be Pastor Bill Bates from Destiny Christian Center in Centralia. The speaker for the concluding evening session, which again starts at 6:30 p.m. is Pastor Don from Peninsula Church of the Nazarene. Call 665-6340 for more information.
Saturday July 22Pioneer Loggers
DEEP RIVER - On July 22 at 2 p.m. as part of the 37th Pioneer Loggers celebration, a potluck picnic will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Deep River. Lynn Laitala will conduct a memorial service for Otto Oja then as well. For information, call 484-7103 or 360-465-2211.
LONG BEACH - Long Beach Peninsula author Karen Olson will be at Independent Books from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 to promote her book, "Kailie's Song." She will read from her book, be available to discuss the book and will personally sign copies.
The book is an epic fantasy in the style of Tolkein, a classic battle of good and evil, complete with nasty creatures, an evil prince, heroic warriors and a bit of faery magic. The power of music plays a central role in this story. This wonderful brisk-paced novel is for both teens and adults. The release celebration is free to the public and reservataions are not required. For more information, call Gayle at 642-8438.
CAPE D - From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 the Waikiki Beach concert series presents "The Floating Glass Balls," a bluegrass band from the Astoria area. Call 642-3029 for more information.
Sunday July 23Vespers services
OYSTERVILLE - On July 23, Pastor Jarrett Johnson of Ocean Beach Presbyterian Church in Sea- view will lead the Vespers Service beginning at 3 p.m. in the historic Oysterville Church. The Presbyterian Bell Choir will provide music and Inez Greenfield will be the organist. This is a wonderful, casual, uplifting event - come listen.
Wednesday July 26Jerusalem market
OCEAN PARK - On Wednesday, July 26, and continuing for the next four more consecutive Wednesday evenings, come join the Ocean Park Lutheran Church when they go back in time to visit the Jerusalem Marketplace where Jesus walked to the cross. Learn more while having fun walking through shops, seeing crafts, animals, and, of course, enjoying dinner. Everyone is welcome. Call Kathleen Davis at 665-6762 for more information.
Sunday July 30Ampron Prunni Trio
RAYMOND - The Ampron Prunni Trio takes the stage of the Raymond Theatre at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 30. Ampron Prunni plays "eagerly traditional" Finnish folk music on fiddle and nyckelharpa, and gives a lot of space to the harmonium as the lead instrument. Most of the trio's tunes come from the Perho River Valley, but some derive from other areas of Finland as well. Audience members will be well advised to put on a pair of dancing shoes too, as there is likely to be some "joining in" at the front of the theatre! Tickets may be purchased at Sagen's Drug in Raymond, Sandra's Art & Frame and South Bend Pharmacy in South Bend, or by calling 360-875-5123, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to P.O. Box 41, South Bend, WA 98586. Pre-sale tickets are $8. Day-of-performance tickets will cost $12.