Manzanita Group Sets Pace - The Manzanita Pace Setters is a walk/jog/run club that meets at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays rain, wind or shine in the parking lot behind Spa Manzanita, located at 144 Laneda Ave. To participate, bring one can of food for the North County Food Bank. The self-paced, approximately one-hour course starts and ends at the parking lot, with a new route each week. All active club members will receive 10 percent off massages at the spa. For information, call Janice Gaines at (503) 368-4777, e-mail janice@spa or go to

Relay for Life Holds Fundraiser - A fundraiser for Relay for Life of Clatsop County will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Grace Body Essentials, located at 13th and Duane streets. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Relay For Life to support cancer research, education, services and support programs provided by the American Cancer Society. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Natalie Myers at (503) 738-6197.

Car Wash Benefit Set - U.S. Bank will hold a car wash from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the bank's parking lot, 408 Main Ave. in Tillamook, to benefit United Paws of Tillamook. Home-baked goods for dogs and humans will also be available for purchase.

Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting Set - The Alpha Omega chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Golden Star Restaurant, 599 Bond St. Cheryle Barker will share a PowerPoint presentation about her trip to Australia. All women are invited and encouraged to attend. For information, call Judy Mattson at (503) 325-1386.

Model Railroad Club Meets - The Columbia Northwestern Model Railroading Club meets at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hammond to exchange stories and ideas and to enjoy running trains on an HO scale layout. For information, call Don Carter at (503) 325-0757.

Square Dancers Dance - The Hayshaker Square Dance Club meets Saturday for an evening of dancing at the Pacific Grange, 90475 U.S. Highway 101, just north of the Cullaby Lake turnoff. Tre-rounds begin at 7:30 p.m.; square dancing is from 8 to 10 p.m. For information, call (503) 861-2726.

NAMI Meets - The National Alliance on Mental Illness meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Providence Seaside Hospital Education Center, 725 S. Wahanna Road, Seaside. This support group welcomes anyone who has a friend or loved one who suffers from a serious brain (mental) illness (depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder). For information, call Alice Wood at (503) 717-1835.

MOAA Meets - Military Officers Association of America will meet Sunday at Fulio's, 1149 Commercial St. The social will start at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5p.m. Membership is open to current, former and retired officers of the seven uniformed services. For information, call Ed Nelson at (503) 325-2596 or Malcolm Smith at (503) 861-2406.

Senior Meals Set - The Warrenton Senior Lunch Program provides a chance to meet new friends and get reacquainted with old friends. Lunch is served at noon Mondays and Thursdays at the Warrenton Community Center, located at 170 S.W. Third St. The cost is $4. Those who would like to attend but have no transportation should call Judy Sivley at (503) 861-2681. For information, or to volunteer, call (503) 861-3502 or (503) 861-2233.

Alzheimer's Support Group Meets - The Astoria Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Clatsop Care Health District and the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter, will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at Clatsop Care Center, 646 16th St. The group also supports caregivers of individuals with other memory-related diseases. For information, call Rosetta Hurley, support group facilitator, at (503) 325-0313 Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Lupus Support Group Meets - The Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Education Center of Providence Seaside Hospital in Seaside. For information, or to inquire about a ride, call Jeanne Nordmark at (503) 738-7928 or Carol Wamsher at (503) 325-1100.

Toastmasters Meeting Set - The "Coastal Communicators" Toastmasters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Hotel Elliott conference room, 357 12th St. The mission of the Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop and practice communication and leadership skills. Visitors are always welcome. For information, go to or call (503) 791-2806.

NAMI Meets - The National Alliance on Mental Illness meets at 7 p.m. Monday at the Coast Rehabilitation Services board room in the Premarq Building at U.S. Highway 101 and E. Harbor Drive in Warrenton. For information, call Richard Elfering at (503) 325-7430.

Men's Cancer Support Group Meeting Set - The Men's Cancer Support Group meets at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the house next to North Coast Family Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna Road in Seaside. For information, call Mike Crow at (503) 861-2138 or Curt Allen at (503) 325-3074.

Ladies Club Plays Golf - The Gearhart Ladies Golf Club plays nine or 18 holes of golf starting at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through October, at Gearhart Golf Links. Guests and new members are welcome. For information, call (503) 325-4945 or (503) 738-8673.

Check Your Blood Pressure - Blood pressure checks are offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Astoria Senior Center, 1111 Exchange St. For information, call (503) 325-3231.

Kiwanis Club Convenes - The Astoria-Warrenton Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesday for lunch at the Golden Luck restaurant, 159 W. Bond St. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Vance Swenson at (503) 325-5455 or Swede Nyberg at (503) 338-7400.

Line Dancing for Seniors - Line dancing to slower music is available from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Astoria Senior Center, 1111 Exchange St. For information, call (503) 325-3231.

Bereavement Support Group Meets - The Bereavement Support Group meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Pacific Room at Columbia Memorial Hospital, 2111 Exchange St. Support is provided through journaling and discussion, tools for healing body, mind and spirit after loss. The group is open to those who are age 18 or older. For information, call (503) 338-6230.  

Peninsula Arts Association Meets - The Peninsula Arts Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ocean Park, Wash., Timberland Library. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call (360) 665-4592 or go to www.beach

Divorce Care Group Meets - The Divorce Care support group for those going through a divorce will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Community Baptist Church, 1195 Irving Ave. For information, call (503) 325-2263 or (503) 738-7453.

DAR Convenes - The Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Astoria Golf & Country Club. Installation of new officers will be held. A program on antique silver tableware serving pieces will be presented by Sue Glen. Members and women interested in membership may call Evelyn Laughman at (503) 325-4683 for reservations or information.

Wickiup Senior Lunches Set - Senior citizens in the area are welcome to have lunch at noon Wednesday at the Wickiup Grange Hall, 92683 Svensen Market Road. Those interested should contact Sharon Simonsen, coordinator for the NorthWest Senior and Disability Services at Svensen, at (503) 458-6800, or on Wednesday mornings only, (503) 458-6888.

Angora Club Hikes - The Angora Hiking Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Basin Street parking lot for a Hug Point hike at low tide. For information, call Jim or Kathleen Hudson at (503) 861-2802.

Rebounders Meet - The Seaside community-based Rebounders stroke support group meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Providence Seaside Hospital Education Center. Stroke survivors and their caregivers are welcome. The group is affiliated with the American Stroke Association. For information, call (503) 717-7781.

Lions Club Convenes - The Astoria Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Golden Star Restaurant, 599 Bond St. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Gene Mellott at (503) 741-0669.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Meets - U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Buoy 10 Flotilla 64 Astoria meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the USCG Tongue Point Swimmers Building No. 1. Meetings are open to the public. For membership and other information, contact Cmdr. Doug Cameron at (503) 325-2378.

Eastern Star Meets- Maple Chapter No. 95, Order of the Eastern Star, regularly meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge Hall, 201 N. Holladay Drive in Seaside. All OES members in the area are invited to attend. For information, call (503) 717-0808.

La Leche League Meets - La Leche League of Astoria holds its monthly informal discussion group for breast-feeding mothers and mothers-to-be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Parenting Classroom No. 205 at Capt. Robert Gray School, 785 Alameda Ave. The topic is "Weaning: Four Chambers of the Heart." Pregnant women, every woman interested in breastfeeding, mothers and babies are always welcome. For information, call Liz Pietila at (503) 861-2050 or Janet Weidman at (503) 325-1306.

March for Babies Set - The Greater Oregon Chapter of March of Dimes will be holding its annual March for Babies event in Astoria on May 1 to raise money for research to prevent birth defects in babies, low birth weight and premature birth. The 10K walk will begin 9 a.m. at the Maritime Memorial Park in Astoria. For information and registration forms, go to www.marchforbabies .org

Scandinavian Court Speakers Available - The 2010 Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Court is available to speak at community events. For information, call Lisa Nyberg at (503) 440-1462 or Melissa Vedenoja at (503) 440-5931.

Prostate Cancer Support Group Forming - A prostate cancer support group is forming in Astoria. Meetings will be held at the Astoria Senior Center, 1111 Exchange St. Anyone with prostate cancer, or anyone of any age who is concerned about prostate cancer is welcome. For information, or to join the group, call Jon Lindhout at (503) 791-5211.

Recycle Old Ink Cartridges - A box for recycling used printer ink cartridges has been set up at Astoria High School's main office as LeeLynn Vellucci's senior project. The money raised from the recycled cartridges will go toward the Senior Celebration for the 2010 graduates on graduation night. The collection box will be in the office until the end of the school year.

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