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BUS WILL RUN REGULAR SCHEDULE MEMORIAL DAY

Sunset Empire Transit will run all buses on a regular weekday schedule on Monday, May 29th. The Seaside Street Car service will be running May 27th, 28th and 29th from 11 AM to 7:30 PM. The N.W Point bus connecting the North Coast with Portland will run it's regular schedule on the Memorial Day Weekend.

FREE BOATING EDUCATION CLASS 

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Marine Division, will host an Adventures in Boating certification course. Classes are open to any individual who needs to obtain a Washington State Boaters Education Card. The next class is Saturday, June 3rd. The class runs from 8:00 AM -3:00 PM at the Cowlitz County Search and Rescue Building, 1800 Western Lane in Kelso. This one day class will certify you to operate a vessel in the state of Washington. There is no cost for the class.

BIRD RESEARCH ON THE OREGON COAST 

Get up close and personal with bird research on the Oregon coast. A handful of local groups will host opportunities to get involved in research on nesting seabirds along the Coast. The Audubon Society of Portland, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve, Haystack Rock Awareness Program and others will coordinate monitoring at Devil’s Cauldron in Oswald West State Park. The first training is Sunday, June 4 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Cannon Beach City Hall. Learn more on the Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Facebook website.

ASTORIA ART LOFT OPENING 

The Astoria Art Loft is taking the month of June to exhibit art featuring “beavers and the contributions they make to the environment.” The beaver art show, featuring work by both children and adult artists, opens June 6. The Astoria Art Loft gallery, at 106 Third St., is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from sales of work in the beaver art show will benefit North Coast Land Conservancy.

ASTORIA PRIDE WEEKEND

The Lower Columbia Q Center presents the Annual Astoria Pride Community Celebration on June 9th, 10th and 11th. This 2017 event promotes diversity and acceptance while providing positive messages from the LGBTQ community. This year’s celebration features the PRIDE Gala at the Liberty Theater, Block Party, Dance Party and River Walk Parade. Tickets for the gala are available. All other events are free! For more information on Astoria Pride, go to L C Q C Astoria dot org.

JASON GOODDING MEMORIAL CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT 

The Jason Goodding Memorial Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser is Saturday, June 17th at the Seaside Elks Lodge. Registration begins at 11:30 AM. Seaside Police Sergeant Jason Goodding was shot and killed in the line of duty. All proceeds generated by the event go to the Jason Goodding scholarship. The proceeds also help gift a Seaside High School graduate $1000 towards schooling, if they are pursuing a career in criminal justice, and/or teaching degree. This event is a two-person, double elimination cornhole tournament, with live music, food, a beer garden, raffle and auction.