Wednesday, June 15

All-Comers track meet 

ILWACO — All ages are invited to participate in the All-Comers Track meet beginning at 5:30 p.m., June 15 at the Ilwaco High School track. Events include the mile run, softball throw for ages 13 and under, the 2x200 family relay, the 50-meter run for ages 9 and under, the 100-, 200- and 400-meter run, the long jump, discus, shot put, turbo javelin and more. Additional meets will be held on June 21 and June 29. For information contact Leticia at 244-1626 or Sarah at 642-1244.

Big Book meeting 

OCEAN PARK — The Ocean Park Big Book meeting is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at Ocean Park Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place. All are welcome. For information call Jeannie at 665-3831.


ILWACO — On June 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., J. Stephen Bell, D.O., will discuss the topic, “Neuropathy” at the Ocean Beach Hospital meeting room in Ilwaco. This meeting is free and open to all. If you have questions, please call 642-6308 or 642-6314.

Neptune Classic Movies 

LONG BEACH — The Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. The movie on June 15 is “Away all Boats” starring Jeff Chandler and George Nader. 1956. 114 min.


Thursday, June 16

“Broken for You”

ILWACO — Ilwaco Timberland Library presents a book discussion from 6 p.m. to         7 p.m., June 16 for adults. Join in a discussion of “Broken for You” by Stephanie Kallos. For more information call 642-3908.

Gardening chats

OCEAN PARK — An informal gardening chat will be held at the Ocean Park Library community room at 2 p.m., June 16. On the agenda will be a brief discussion of the edible garden tour, and then tips to make caring for gardens easier and less work. Call 665-3061 for information.

Housing Authority

LONG BEACH — On June 16 at 10 a.m., the next meeting of the Joint Pacific County Housing Authority will be held at Long Beach City Hall.

Free Admission

ILWACO – Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco and the Appelo Archive Center in Naselle are two of more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer until Labor Day. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays are admission free thanks to support from the Port of Ilwaco. For more information please call 642-3446. 

Line dancing

LONG BEACH — Line dancing on the Peninsula is offered at Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road. Through the summer, dancing for beginners and intermediates is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; advanced dancers hit the floor from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and couples dance at 7 p.m., each Thursday, except the fourth Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome — the cost is just $3 per person per class. Come check out this fun activity, you don’t need a partner. Call Linda at 783-2389 for more information.

Friday, June 17

Art Around Town

PENINSULA — Work by Peninsula Arts Association spring art show winners is on display this month. The first and second place winning painters’ art pieces are being shown at Ocean Beach Hospital in Ilwaco. Also Bernie Elliott has art on display at the county building on Sandridge Road and Sharon Bernasek and Vivian Easter are showing some of their paintings at the Ilwaco library. 


LONG BEACH — Everyone is invited to come to the Elks Lodge in Long Beach for pinochle every Friday at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $1.50 to play. Call 642-2749 for more information.


KLIPSAN — An Al-Anon daytime group meets on Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the meeting room (which is handicapped accessible) at Golden Sands Assisted Living. Find help and hope and how to deal in a healthy way, in a safe environment. Call 665-5300 for more information. 


Saturday, June 18

Garlic Festival

OCEAN PARK — The smell of garlic is in the air as the excitement builds in Ocean Park. The 30th Annual Northwest Garlic Festival is June 18 and June 19. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss the fun with good food, good music and unique crafts. There is something new this year as the chamber has collected giveaway baskets from the local businesses. To win a basket for yourself all you need to do is to take a “Garlic Walk” around the festival collecting stamps from the booths. Drop your filled card in the bin and you could be a winner. There will be drawings both Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss the fun — it’s chic to reek at the Garlic Festival. Bring a chair and enjoy Salty Dog Band, North Coast Blues and Double J and the Boys. For more information contact the chamber at 665-4448 or visit

Beach to Chowder walk/run

LONG BEACH — The Beach to Chowder Run & Walk will take place on Saturday, June 18, starting and finishing at the arch at the Bolstad beach approach. Fun, family friendly and casually competitive 5K and 10K events will complement a more competitive, USATF-certified half-marathon. Start time for the half marathon is 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start for the relaxed 5K run/walk (strollers permitted) and more exhilarating 10K event. The course closes at noon. All registered participants will receive a free ticket to the chowder lunch in their packets and complimentary AquaFina water or cranberry juices, courtesy of Ocean Spray and Harbor Pacific Bottling Co., at the finish line. For registration information call Steven Linhart at 642-5625 or go to


LONG BEACH — SummerFest season is underway in downtown Long Beach, with a recital by Maddox Dance Studio and music by Brownsmead Flats. Plus enjoy face painting and horse and wagon rides through town. Come see what is happening and enjoy all that is offered for free. Call 642-4421 for information.

Chinook Tribe meeting

SOUTH BEND — The general council of the Chinook Tribe meets on Saturday, June 18, at the Willapa Harbor Community Center at 916 W. First Street in South Bend. Registration opens at 9 a.m., the meeting starts at 11 a.m. Tribal members are encouraged to attend. The event includes a potluck luncheon as usual. If you have questions call 875-6670.

Open House

LONG BEACH — All are invited to attend an open house at the new Long Beach water treatment plant on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Free tours of the plant will be available, as well as free hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. Parking is limited at the site, so those wishing to attend should park in the city lots off Oregon Street between South Third and Sixth streets. The trolley will pick up passengers at the nearby bus stop every 30 minutes and take them to and from the plant. For more information, call Long Beach City Hall at 642-4421.

Stamp Club

LONG BEACH — Peninsula Stamp Club meets the third Saturday of each month at      11 a.m. at the Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road. The next meeting is June 18. Beginners to advanced collectors are welcome. Call John at 642-8732 for more information.


LONG BEACH — The Longest Beach Cribbage Club meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Tavern. The play will be according to ACC rules. The cost is $5, with double elimination and 100 percent payback. Anyone with an interest is invited. For more information call 642-3994. 

Art night

ILWACO — From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 18, come to the Port of Ilwaco for Art Night at the Marina. Enjoy a variety of artwork, refreshments, drawings and just plain fun. 

Sunday, June 19

Celebrate fathers

KLIPSAN — Bring your dad and come celebrate Father’s Day at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. Lunch will be served for just $5 per person. Everyone is welcome to gather together to honor dads. Call 665-3999 for information.

Book discussion

NASELLE — Naselle Timberland Library presents PageTurners Book Discussion, from 10 a.m. to noon, June 19 for adults and teens. Join in a discussion of “Between the Assassinations” by Aravind Adiga. The library is normally closed at this time and is only open for the program. For more information call 484-3877.

Overeaters Anonymous

PENINSULA — There are meetings four times a week on the Peninsula in both Seaview and Ocean Park, on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for those interested in the support group Overeaters Anonymous. If you have questions call 665-2535 or Kathleen at 642-8439.

Vespers in Oysterville

OYSTERVILLE — The next Vespers of the summer is at 3 p.m., June 19 at the historic Oysterville Church. Pastor Chris Ode from the Chinook Lutheran Church will lead the meeting and music will be provided by the Peninsula Children’s Choir, under the direction of Daniel W. Sass, who will also play the pump organ. All are welcome to this casual, uplifting gathering.

Monday, June 20

Chinook School meeting

CHINOOK — Friends of Chinook School hold their annual meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, June 20 at the Chinook gymnasium. On the agenda is the election of board members and an annual update progress report. If you have questions call Connie at 777-8859.

Lupus & Fibromyalgia 

SEASIDE — The Northcoast Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets on June 20 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the education center at the Seaside Hospital. If you have any questions, please call Sheila at 665-4870 or Carol at 503-325-1100.

Audubon meeting

RAYMOND — Discovery Coast Audubon Society meets the third Monday of each month through September at the PUD Willapa Operations Center at 405 Duryea Street in Raymond, at 7 p.m. The agenda for the June 20 meeting will be a beginning birding class with an emphasis on woodpeckers, sapsuckers and kingfishers, taught by Education Coordinator Mary Atherton. The event is free.

AA meetings

OCEAN PARK and SEAVIEW — Alcoholics Anonymous has two group meetings on the Peninsula. The Ocean Park group meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Ocean Park Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place on Mondays and Fridays. The second group meets seven days a week at 6:30 a.m., noon and 8 p.m., at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. For more information you can call 642-2902 or go to


Tuesday, June 21

NAMI meeting

SEAVIEW — On Tuesday, June 21 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Peninsula Church Center in Seaview, NAMI welcomes Melanie Mills, who rescues horses and plans to train them to work with children in need. It’s a special gift for both child and horse. Anyone interested in mental health would profit from these meetings, which are held the third Tuesday the month. Call 665-4421 with questions.

Fruits of the spirit

SEAVIEW — A study of the fruits of the spirit with nationally recognized Biblical scholar Rev. Tom Schaffer runs each Tuesday through June 28 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Seaview. All are welcome. Call 642-3115 with questions.


SEAVIEW — The Southwest Pacific County Peninsula Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m., at the 42nd Street Café in Seaview. For more information contact Lynn Raymer at 665-2685 or go to


Wednesday, June 22

Superintendent search

PENINSULA — Ocean Beach School District board of directors invites community members to participate in the superintendent search process and provide feedback on final candidates. Interested individuals are invited to a community meeting on Wednesday, June 22 at Long Beach Elementary School from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The selected finalists will be available to meet in small groups with participants to ask questions and learn more about each candidate’s qualifications. The board has hired a search consultant from Educational Service District 112 to assist them in the process. For more information, contact search consultant Twyla Barnes at 360-750-7500; Educational Service District 112, 2500 NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661; or visit the website at

Relay for Life shirts

LONG BEACH — Registered Relay for Life team members can pick up their T-shirts at the Chautauqua Lodge on Wednesday, June 22 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Everybody bakes bread

NASELLE — From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., June 22, Naselle Timberland Library is hosting “Everybody Bakes Bread,” for all ages. Like people, breads have regional and national characteristics. Learn more about bread and make bread in a bag with WSU Extension Educator Toni Gwin. Every youth will take home some dough ready to bake. For more information call 484-3877.

African safari

OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Timberland Library presents African Safari Family Program, from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., June 22 for all ages. Lions and tigers and elephants, oh my! Don your safari gear and visit deepest Africa. Go on a lion hunt, meet a tricky spider and other creatures, and create beautiful Africa-inspired art. For more information call 665-4184.

Comedy & Stunts

SOUTH BEND — All ages are invited to South Bend Timberland Library for a program called “Going Global Comedy and Stunts,” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., June 22. Alex Zerbe’s high-energy comedy show visits cultures around the world. Go global as Alex harpoons vegetables launched from a giant slingshot, performs music looping, and demonstrates games from other countries. For more information call 875-5532.

Red Hats planning mtg

OCEAN PARK — Attention All Red Hats, there will be a special meeting on June 22 at noon at the Moose Lodge to make final plans for a float in the Fourth of July parade and to discuss and sign up for duty at the Clamshell Railroad Days booth. Don’t forget to be baking cookies. Bonnie will sign in any who are not Moose members. Do not bring food. Call 642-5409 with questions.

Neptune Classic Movies 

LONG BEACH — The Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. The movie on June 22 is “Star Wars” starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. 1977. 124 min.


Future Events

African safari

ILWACO — On June 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., all ages are invited to Ilwaco Timberland Library for a program on African safari. Visit deepest African — go on a lion hunt, meet a tricky spider and other creatures, and create beautiful Africa-inspired art. For more information call 642-3908.

Wear Purple People

PENINSULA — The community is encouraged to wear their favorite shade of purple on Friday, June 24 in support of Relay for Life of the Long Beach Peninsula, which will be held at the Ilwaco track from 7 p.m., June 24 to 1 p.m., June 25. Purple and white are the official colors for the Relay for Life, an 18-hour event to raise funds for cancer awareness, education and research and finding a cure. For more information, log onto

Doggie Olympic Games

LONG BEACH — The Doggie Olympic Games are Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at the Bolstad beach approach. Don’t miss this chance to prove that your often overlooked mutt is a champion. Dogs of all sizes, ages and abilities are welcome. Go to to learn more and register.

Puget Island sale

PUGET ISLAND — Puget Island is holding their 10th annual garage and yard sale extravaganza from June 24 through June 26. You’ll find everything imaginable for sale, including collectibles, outdoor stuff, tools, antiques, books, furniture and more. More than 50 sites are packed with bargains. Free locator maps are available. Norse Hall will feature tri-tip steak sandwiches, Vikings in a bun and drinks for a fee. For information call 360-849-4253 or 360-849-4700.

Bikes for Books fundraiser 

OCEAN PARK — Beginning at 10 a.m., June 25, there will be a yard and garden sale at the corner of “R” Street and Bay Avenue across from the Bank of the Pacific in Ocean Park to benefit the Bikes for Books school reading program. If you would like to donate, don’t miss this event or call Dick or Alice Rodlun at 665-3037.

Field Day Communications event

NAHCOTTA — For the 10th year, Pacific County Amateur Radio Club will participate in the annual North American Field Day operating event the weekend of June 25, at the Port of Peninsula and Morehead Park in Nahcotta. This waterfront area has proven to be an excellent site for radio transmissions. Pacific County Amateur Radio Club will have five operating radio stations: a “Get on the Air” station open to the public, a single side band voice station, a Morse Code station, a packet (digital) station, and a VHF station, demonstrating a wide range of capabilities. The VHF station will make one or more contacts via amateur radio satellite, for example. Friday is dedicated to setting up the stations and antennas, including making test contacts to prove the viability of the each set-up. The public is invited to observe amateur radio at work and learn how to make contact with other radio stations in North America. One station is dedicated for use by the public and for amateurs who do not typically operate on the short-wave bands. The best time to visit operations is Saturday midday through late afternoon. Stop by the “Get on the Air” tent to learn first-hand about radio operations, pick up a brochure, take a tour, or to ask questions about becoming a licensed radio amateur. Participate at the VHF station by sending an email via radio to a friend or family member. For more information contact Dick Lemke, president at 665-2438 or Bob Cline, emergency services volunteer at 665-4496.

Music in the Gardens

PENINSULA — Check out seven beautiful gardens on the Peninsula while enjoying beautiful music. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 25. Tickets are $15 each. Call 665-4466 for more information. 

Gallery talk

ILWACO — Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum hosts noted historian David Hansen, who will give a gallery talk entitled, “Remembering My Grandmother – Maude Kimball Butler” beginning at 2 p.m., June 25. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from       10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays are admission-free thanks to support from the Port of Ilwaco. For more information please call 642-3446.

NPIA annual meeting

OCEAN PARK — North Peninsula Improvement Association (NPIA) holds their annual meeting at 6 p.m., on June 27 at Ocean Park fire hall. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a board of directors and officers. Members must have their annual dues of $10 paid in order to vote. Membership is open to owners of property located north of Cranberry Road. NPIA is a non-profit corporation, which has initiated community improvements, and projects including include flood control, junk car removal, illegally stored RVs and trailer removal, the North Beach Water District and the Beach to Bay Trail. A current project is working toward placing benches along the Beach to Bay Trail. The public is welcome to attend meetings as input is necessary for continuing improvements in our community. For information call Tom Morrow at 665-5858.

Arts & Artisan Fair

OYSTERVILLE — The Oysterville Community Club presents the Oysterville Arts & Artisan Fair’s First Annual Art Show at the village’s historical schoolhouse July 1 and July 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, There will be metal sculpture, ceramics, glass, paintings, cards, jewelry, hand-knit items and much more. Also, there will be a raffle of a wide variety of art items and a bake sale.

Symphonic concert & more

ASTORIA — The North Coast Symphonic Band will present a free concert of patriotic and familiar music at 7 p.m., on Sunday, July 3, at the Liberty Theater in downtown Astoria. Larry Johnson will conduct. The featured work for the evening is “Astoria” by Dr. Kevin Walczyk. The North Coast Symphonic Band commissioned this work in honor of Astoria’s bicentennial and this performance will be its premiere. Also featured on the July program will be “Miss Macie” and “Lascivious Vivian” from Shanghaied in Astoria. Bob Walters, music teacher in the Ocean Beach School District, will be the master of ceremonies and sing a medley of patriotic tunes. Members of Clatsop Post No. 12 of the American Legion will present the colors and the service flags as a tribute to veterans. There will be numerous other special pieces to celebrate our national holiday. Doors to the Liberty Theater will open at 6:15 p.m., and there will be pre-concert entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Call 503-325-2431 with questions.

Fourth of July parade

OCEAN PARK — The Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Fourth of July parade beginning at noon on July 4 in downtown Ocean Park.

Art in the park

OCEAN PARK — From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 4, come to Roy Sheldon Park in Ocean Park for 2nd Annual Art in the Park event. Come experience the richness, variety and unique qualities of our local artists. Enjoy various demonstrations by artists throughout the day. Contact Colleen at 665-5385 for information.

Beach cleanup & more

PENINSULA — The GrassRoots Garbage Gang is spearheading a beach cleanup on Saturday, July 5. Come to any major beach approach to sign in, get supplies and head for the beach, beginning at 9.30 a.m. As is customary, there will be a potluck supper the night before at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan. After the cleanup on Saturday, there will be a soup feed at the senior center beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information visit, email Shelly at or call 642-0033.

Chronic conditions

ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital, in collaboration with the Olympic Area Agency on Aging, has scheduled a free workshop open to the public, “Living Well With Chronic Conditions,” to be held one day a week, on Thursdays, for six consecutive weeks, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Thursday July 7, at the Ocean Beach Hospital Meeting Room, 174 1st Avenue N., Ilwaco. The workshop will be taught by two trained leaders. All of the materials individuals will be using were developed by Stanford University’s Chronic Disease-Self Management Program. This program is designed to help individuals who suffer from a chronic condition, including diabetes, asthma, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, and hypertension just to name a few; to lessen their stress and frustration, manage symptoms, and deal with fatigue. The goal of the program is to help you live a healthy life with your chronic conditions by managing your symptoms. To register or for more information, please contact: Denise Ross at 642-6308.


LONG BEACH — Gwen Meyer, ARNP, will discuss “Diabetes and why it is so important to your blood pressure” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., July 20 at the Peninsula Church of the Nazarene meeting room at 13th St. N. and Pacific Hwy in Long Beach. This meeting is free and open to all. If you have questions, please call 642-6308 or 642-6314.

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