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The Brownsmead Grange will be having its annual Valentine Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser Saturday, February 17th from 5 pm to 8 pm. It is a great family-friendly event, serving the community with a full Spaghetti and meatball dinner (vegetarian option as well) with good friends, good food, and good fun for all. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The meal will include all you can eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Coffee and lemonade to drink as well as a no-host bar. For further information please call (503) 458-5229 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brownsmeadgrange. Follow the signs from Hwy 30 in Knappa on the day of the event.

 

The annual Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner and raffle drawing on Saturday, February 17th, from 5:00-7:30 pm, at the Star of the Sea Auditorium located at 1411 Grand Street in Astoria.  The classic Italian dinner menu consists of Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Green Salad, Garlic Bread, and an assortment of beverage choices, including wine, all for only $12.00 each! ($5.00 each for children 10 and under) Family Price only $30.00!  Desserts will be available for purchase from the youth group. There will be raffle tickets sold with cash prizes of $500.00, $250.00, $100.00, $50.00, and $25.00 sold, and drawn the evening of the dinner. (Need not be present to win) Tickets on sale for $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00. The spaghetti dinner is the largest fund-raiser of the year for the William J. Leahy Astoria Knights of Columbus council.

 

3rd Annual Officer Gooding Memorial Dinner/Auction/Concert 

February 17th, Seaside Elks Lodge

5p.m. - Dinner/Raffle

6 p.m. - Silent Auction

7 p.m. – Live Auction

(Officer Jason Gooding was a Seaside police officer who was killed in the line of duty (shot trying to make an arrest on a warrant tied to an assault) in downtown Seaside in 2016.  He had been with the Seaside police department for 13 years and left behind a wife and two kids.

 

ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF THE COLUMBIA PACIFIC ACCESSORIZE POP-UP SALE 

Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific Accessorize Pop- Up Sale Now till to March 7th  Vintage Hardware  1162 Marine Drive Astoria  Shop this fun event knowing you are helping clothe over 700 Clatsop County School Children.

Children.also have a bin at the Pop-Up Shop for people to donate new children’s books

 Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific is a non- profit,  all volunteer organization whose philanthropic programs promote the well-being and self-esteem of children and teens throughout Clatsop County. The shop will feature luxury accessories for the self and home.  

 

NORTH COAST LAND CONSERVANCY INDOOR STEWARDSHIP DAY

Skilled and unskilled volunteers are invited to join the staff for an indoor stewardship day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to sort, clean, organize and maintain the NCLC tool collection at the Circle Creek Conservation Center in Seaside.

Please email Stewardship Director Melissa Reich at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to let her know you’re coming.  Circle Creek Conservation Center is at the end of Rippet Road in Seaside.

Classes at the Barbey Maritime Center 

Natural Science Illustration begins Feb 1 and will be held weekly for four weeks from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Pygmy Kayak Building Class daily Feb 5-11 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Introduction to Wood Carving Feb 16-18, 7-9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday and Sunday

For more information, go to the Columbia River Maritime Museum’s website crmm.org

150th Anniversary Celebration at the Astoria Elks Lodge 

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is celebrating 150 years.   In celebration of the 150th Anniversary, the Astoria Lodge #180 at 453 11th Street, Astoria, is hosting an open house including bingo and dinner in honor of the anniversary on Friday, February 16th at 6:00 pm.  This event is open to the public, members, families, and friends.  The lodge and lounge open at 4 p.m.  Dinner will be lasagna and cheese bread for $8.00.  Please come visit the lodge, take a tour, play some bingo and listen to and share your Elkdom stories.

 Join the 21st Annual Great Backyard Bird Count 

JOIN THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT AT FORT CLATSOP taking place at Fort Clatsop February 16-19.  To participate in this citizen science opportunity, anyone in the world can count birds for at least 15 minutes at any location on one or more days of the count and enter their sightings at gbbc.birdcount.org.  The information gathered by tens of thousands of individuals helps track changes in bird populations on a massive scale.  Visitors to Fort Clatsop can join in the count by recording bird observations in the park. Binoculars will be available for loan within the park.  Along with actual bird counting activities, the park has planned four days of bird-related opportunities.  A “great pink heron scavenger hunt” will be on-going using the Netul Trail along the Lewis and Clark River. A “Birds of Fort Clatsop” display is in the visitor center.  

 

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure

The Astor Street Opry Company is proud to present “Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure” for youths! With special permission from Pioneer Drama Service.


“Soar away to Neverland in this magical adaptation drawn from the beloved novel with fresh, original music!  The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery.  Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures.  All your favorite characters are there, including Captain Hook and his pirate crew, Princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, and of course, the Lost Boys and Girls!  A rousing and lovely musical score by the award-winning team of Rockwell and Bogart includes “The Boy Who Never Grew Up,” “Fly Me to Neverland,” “Follow the Leader,” and “Home Sweet Home.”  You won’t have any trouble thinking happy thoughts after watching this wonderful production”!


Show dates are Saturday and Sundays, February 17, 18, 24, 25 and March 3, 4. All Shows are at 2 pm. The house opens 30 minutes before each performance.

Help filing Income Taxes 

AARP will provide help with income taxes for those who have simple tax returns, including seniors and others with low income.  Tax help will be available at the Senior Center in Astoria on Saturdays, beginning with February 3rd, and on Mondays beginning February 5th in Seaside.  YOU MUST CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT in either Astoria or Seaside.

 

Fiction Writing Classes 

Tuesdays, beginning February 6th, the Longview Public Library will be holding a series of fiction writing classes from 1-2:30 p.m.  The classes are free, and open to the public.  Registration is not required but is appreciated.

Feb 6 – Once Upon a Time: Elements of Storytelling

Feb 13 – Making a Good First Impression: Developing Characters

Feb. 20 – Welcome to my World: Narrative Voice & Point of View

Feb 27 – Setting the Bones: Plotting a Story

Mar 6 – He said, she said: Creating Dialogue

Mar 13 – Place, Character & Tone: Uses of Setting

Mar 20 – Grounding Your Story in the World: Writing for the Senses

Mar 27 – Stirring Up Trouble: Uses of Conflict

Apr 3 – DIY Editing: Self-editing for Writers

April 10 – It’s All About Love (and Lust): Writing Romance Novels

April 17 – Have I Got a Story For You: Writing Memoirs

April 24 – Etc.: Creativity, Resources & Mechanics of Writing

 

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