Wednesday, July 6

Grief support 

SEAVIEW — A Grief Support Group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m., in the fireside room at Peninsula Church Center at 5000 “N” Place in Seaview. Call 800-772-1319 if you have questions, or just come to this support group.

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 July 6 is “Road to Utopia” starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby. 1946.  90 min.

Thursday, July 7

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 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.

Aging Agency meeting

PORT HADLOCK — The Olympic Area Agency on Aging council of government meets via conference call at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 7. On the agenda are the renewal of in-home care contracts and the appointment of a regional minority representative. Additionally the Advisory Council meets July 19 at the Shelton Civic  Center to review the draft Area Plan. Call Carol Ann Laase at 866-720-4863 for information.

Slumber camp

ILWACO — The Clatsop County Extension office s holding a 4-H summer slumber camp from 6 p.m., Thursday, July 7 through 9 a.m., Saturday, July 9 at Cape Disappointment Stat Park. Students in grade fourth through seventh grades are invited to participate. The cost is $55, which includes a T-shirt. You do not need to be a 4-H member to attend. Activities include tent camping, outdoor  activities, crafts, games, relays, campfires and more. Call 503-325-8573 to sign up or for more information.

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. 

Friday, July 8

Dinner & Silent Auction

OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Food Bank is having a Mickey Padgett-Schmale and Donna Simonson fundraising dinner with silent auction and grab bag sale on July 8 at the Moose Lodge. Moose members and guests are invited. If anyone has donations for the auction call Charlotte at 665-6074. If you just want to donate, send to P.O. Box 907, Ocean Park, WA  98640.


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, July 9

Camp Victory

SEAVIEW — Camp Victory is an annual camp for girls ages 5 to 17 that are from Pacific and Grays Harbor counties and are survivors of sexual assault. Camp Victory is looking for volunteers who would be willing to share time before, during, and after camp (or all of the above). Those interested in volunteering are invited to an informational meeting July 9 at 4 p.m., at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 “N” Place in Seaview. Men and women may apply. For further information, leave a message at the Camp Victory office, 665-2888, or call Amanda Dodson at 244-2927.

Team Building Seminar

SEAVIEW — Bret Loucks, Kolbe Master Consultant, will lead an exploration into the reasons why smart, dedicated teams often struggle to get things done. This seminar, set for Saturday, July 9, will begin with describing how each of us is wired to take action in unique and powerful ways. Learn to recognize these strengths to achieve team synergy and improve personal success. The presentation will be at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 “N” Place in Seaview from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 at the door. Contact Mary Evelyn Long via email at  or via phone at 665-5300 for more information.

Archery meeting

LONG BEACH — Bear River Archers meet at 9 a.m., the second Saturday of each month at the Bear River Archery range located at 85th and Sandridge, next to Lone Fir Cemetery. Anyone interested in archery and/or bow hunting is welcome to attend. For more information call Jake at 360-783-2453.

Low Tide Drifters

ILWACO — The Low Tide Drifters perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 9 as part of the summer concert series at Waikiki beach in Cape Disappointment State Park. Their original roots-based songs are said to reflect the experiences and struggles of everyday working people.


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. 


LONG BEACH — SummerFest season is underway in downtown Long Beach. Come downtown and enjoy the free music by Richie and the Catillacs, Pockets and friend, balloon artists and more with a variety of activities for kids and families. 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.

Sunday, July 10

Orchid Society meeting

ASTORIA — The Sunset Empire Orchid Society meets at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 10, at the First Lutheran Church at 725 33rd Street in Astoria. The speaker this month is Skip Burke, a longtime and very experienced orchid grower. He will present a potpourri of information and will be available to answer questions, examine problem plants, and share growing techniques. He will bring plants and potting mix for sale.  For further information, contact Georgia at 665-5565.


OYSTERVILLE — A Vespers service is at 3 p.m., July 10 at the historic Oysterville Church. Mary Evelyn Long, vicar from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will lead the meeting. Music will be provided by Andrewa and Anja Patten, with Sandra Neilsen the organist. All are welcome to this casual, uplifting gathering.

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.

Monday, July 11

Defend the Dream rally

LONG BEACH — The next Defend the Dream rally will be held July 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the corner of 3rd and Pacific Highway across from the Long Beach Police Station.  As usual, all are welcome and signs for various causes are available or folks may bring their own. Emphasis for this rally is saving Medicare and Social Security. For information call Sallie Mckay at 642-3085.

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

AARP picnic

KLIPSAN — AARP Chapter No. 1555 will hold their annual picnic starting at noon on July 11 at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. There will be a white elephant auction following the picnic. This is a fundraiser for the local chapter. The main course will be fried chicken. Volunteers are welcome. For more information call Doris Shoemaker at 642-2205. (NOTE: After this picnic the group will take a summer break and resume meetings in October.)

Tuesday, July 12

NAMI picnic

KLIPSAN — NAMI is having their annual picnic, on July 12 starting at around 6 p.m., at Carol and Marilyn’s home. Turn at the senior center then continue past it until you reach a round house on the left. The hosts will supply hot dogs and hamburgers, plus trimmings. Attendees should bring something to share. For more information call Kat at 665-6305.


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, July 13

Shoalwater Birders

OCEAN PARK — The Shoalwater Birders’ quarterly meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Ocean Park library located at 1308 256th Street. Madeline Kalbach, a member from Calgary, Alberta, who recently returned from Brazil, will present a program entitled “The Wetlands and Wildlife of Brazil.” Everyone is welcome. For more information call 665-3593.

Large Animal Care

LONG BEACH — From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 13, the Long Beach Grange is offering a class on how to care for large animals. This class will be a Q & A forum. If you have questions or concerns about your livestock this is the class for the answers! Admission is free for Grange members, with a suggested donation of $10 for non-members. Join the Grange and get all the classes for free! For information call Ray Millner at 642-3682.

Ilwaco Merchants

ILWACO — Ilwaco Merchants Association holds their monthly general membership meeting July 13 at    8 a.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.  For more information, please call Clint Carter at 642-8667. 

Emergency notifications

PACIFIC COUNTY — If you live within a tsunami inundation zone and did not receive a phone call from the Pacific County Emergency Notification System on March 11, you may call 642-9338 or 875-9338 and provide your name, address, phone number, and telephone provider. VOIP and cell phone users may register their phone numbers by visiting the following link,

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 July 13 is “No Man is an Island” starring Jeffrey Hunter. 1962.  114 min.

Future Events

Pacific Transit Meeting

SOUTH BEND — The Pacific Transit Authority Board will hold its third regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m., in the Pacific County commissioners meeting room at 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive in South Bend. The public is invited to come and be heard.

DAR organizing meeting

OCEAN PARK — The Daughters of the American Revolution are meeting to work on organizing a Peninsula chapter. The next organizing meeting is at 1 p.m., Friday, July 15 at the Ocean Park Library. Do you have an ancestor who served in the Revolutionary War? Members can help you find your American roots. Attend this meeting and learn more. If you have questions call Mary Ellen at 665-5615.

Art Night at the Marina

ILWACO — Come to the Port of Ilwaco on Saturday, July 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., for an art night at the marina. Make an evening of it, stroll the waterfront, have a bite, some refreshments and some fun. More than 15 Ilwaco businesses open their doors and welcome friends, neighbors and visitors and the evening features two raffles with free gifts from participating shops and restaurants.

Camp Kiwanilong 

WARRENTON — Camp Kiwangilong is celebrating 75 years of existence, and is holding a dinner, silent auction and more to raise money to make some needed repairs. On July 16, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., enjoy wine, a walk and a tour of the facility; from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., you can enjoy an Italian dinner for a suggested donation of $15. A traditional campfire and dance with a live deejay will follow. If you have questions call 503-325-3311 or email

Weavers and spinners

SKAMOKAWA — Opening July 16 at noon, Redmen Hall will feature an exhibit of work by the Clatsop Weavers and Spinners Guild. There will be a reception with demonstrations by both the weavers and the spinners from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. that afternoon. This is a talented group of artists from Astoria and the Long Beach Peninsula. Their focus this year is an interesting one — using recycled materials in spinning and weaving — hence the title “Fiber Arts Go Green.” They are presenting and selling work done using recycled material and their regular hand spun and hand woven items. The exhibit runs until Aug. 28. Redmen Hall is located in Skamokawa on SR4 (Ocean Beach Highway) and is open from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. For more information you can call 360-795-3007 during business hours.

Clamshell Railroad days

ILWACO — Clamshell Railroad Days are coming to Ilwaco on July 16 and July 17 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Lake Street. 

Summer lunch program

PENINSULA — There will be a summer lunch program available for all youth up to age 18 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at six sites around our community, from July 19 through Sept. 2. They are as follows: Skating Lake Park in Surfside, Ocean Park Elementary, Culbertson Park in Long Beach, Peninsula Church Center in Seaview, at the Ilwaco Library and in Chinook at a site yet to be determined. Volunteers are needed to help also. For information and more call Mary Goelz at the health department at 642-9349.


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.


LONG BEACH — Everyone is encouraged to come enjoy SandSations July 20 through July 24 in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach. From novice, to amateurs to professional, anyone can participate. Watch for more information.

Hunter education course

LONG BEACH — Sign up now for the Long Beach Police Department’s annual hunter education course set for Aug. 1 through Aug. 6. Class size is limited and you must pre-register to attend. To register, call Flint Wright at 642-2911 or go to the Washington State Hunter Education website and then to the “Basic Hunting” tab and then click “online registration.” There is no charge for the class.

Summer Art Festival

ILWACO — Peninsula Arts Association’s 3rd Summer Art Festival, set for July 22 through 24, has moved to the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 115 Lake Street in Ilwaco. Hours are Friday from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to    4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to        3 p.m. The new venue provides opportunity for the 20-plus artists to spread out and really show off their handcrafted work in the very best way possible. Jewelry, paintings, paper crafts, wind chimes, wood carvings, silver work, glass, clay, yard art, photography, art cards and hand spun warm and fuzzies are just some of the treasures to be found at this growing festival. This year’s Garlic Festival poster will also be on sale along with snacks and nibbles (with proceeds benefiting PAA’s scholarship program). Admission is free. For more information call 777-8778.


LONG BEACH — Peninsula Saddle Club and Brim’s Farm and Garden are sponsoring the 66th Long Beach Rodeo on July 30 and July 31 at the rodeo grounds located at 6407 Sandridge Road. Each day starts with a cowboy breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., with the cowboy action starting at 1 p.m. There will be fun events for all ages, including a rodeo parade through downtown Long Beach at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 29. Presale tickets are available at any Peninsula Pharmacy for $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors and $4.50 for children ages 6 to 12. 

IHS Alumni gathering

ILWACO — The Ilwaco High School Association hosts the 19th annual all-school get together for alumni on Aug. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spouses, family and friends are welcome to gather on the football practice field. Plus the annual golf classic is Sunday, Aug. 14 starting at 9 a.m. This is a four-person scramble format. Call 642-2828 or go to to reserve your spot.

Vacation Bible School

CHINOOK — Chinook Lutheran Church is hosting a free vacation bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 14 through Aug. 18. Dinner will be included. The theme is “God in our backyard.” Call 777-8416 to register your child today. 

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