Pacific Transit System Board meeting

Pacific Transit System will hold its regular Board Meeting on Thursday, June 10 via Zoom. Meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Join Zoom Meeting at Meeting ID: 895 6115 4327 One tap mobile+12532158782,,89561154327# US (Tacoma)

Ocean Park Chamber of Commerce meeting

OCEAN PARK — Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting via zoom on June 10 at 8 a.m. Please join the chamber for its last zoom monthly meeting; next month’s meeting will be live. Visit, check the chamber Facebook page or email for the link to join the meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

Free Fishing Weekend announced for Washington

OLYMPIA — Anglers across Washington will be able to fish without a license on the state’s lakes, rivers, and marine waters during this year’s annual Free Fishing Weekend on June 12 and 13. Residents and non-residents can fish or gather shellfish across the state on those days, in any waters open to fishing, all without a license. During Free Fishing Weekend, people also do not need a Discover Pass or Vehicle Access Pass to park their vehicle at a state park or lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and WDFW. There are plenty of opportunities available statewide; before heading out, anglers should check the current fishing regulations valid through the end of June at, and any emergency rules at While no licenses are required on Free Fishing Weekend, other rules such as size limits, bag limits, catch record card requirements and area closures are still in effect.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Online Boat Safety class

PENINSULA — Coast Guard Auxiliary offers an online Washington boat safely class June 14-17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for four evenings. Classes taught in classroom format by Zoom using certified instructors. Registration and fees required before first class: Receive a WA boat card upon successful completion of the class and test. Class Fee: $20 plus cost of boating manual ($10 printed or $5 e-copy). Contact Elena Righettini at for more information.

Juneteenth will be a new free day in state parks

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announces Juneteenth, June 19, will now be a Discover Pass free day. In addition to this new free day, June already had three established free days: Saturday, June 5, in recognition of National Trails Day; Saturday, June 12, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day; and Sunday, June 13, for Free Fishing Weekend. (WDFW has designated both June 12 and 13 as Free Fishing Weekend.) June 19 honors one of the most important days in Black American history. On Juneteenth, 1865, the Emancipation Proclamation was read to the enslaved people of Texas. This was the last state to have the proclamation read aloud. Though President Abraham Lincoln signed the proclamation Jan. 1, 1863, slavery continued in Texas for two and a half years. The Discover Pass costs $30 annually or $10 for a one-day permit and is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, WDFW and DNR.

Timberland Regional Library summer program

PENINSULA — The summer library program is June 1- Aug. 31. All ages, birth through adults, are invited and welcome to participate. Stop by any library location and get a FREE book for participating to kick off the summer season. Call your local library or visit

Plan to attend IHS Alumni Picnic/Gathering

ILWACO — The Annual Ilwaco High School Alumni Picnic/Gathering will be held Saturday, Aug. 14, at Peterson Field from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please mark your calendars and let other IHS Alumni know that the picnic is back! Contact Mary Ann Aase Lee for more information at

Al-Anon meets via Zoom

PENINSULA — Al-Anon Zoom meetings on Long Beach Peninsula are happening each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Text Kathleen at 206-960-8457 for information.

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