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.
NAMI Class Has Openings - The National Alliance on Mental Illness Clatsop Family to Family class began on March 6 in Seaside. This 12-week class is for family and friends of persons living with serious brain (mental) illnesses like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. There is still room in the class. Interested persons should call (503) 738-6165 for information and preregistration sign-up.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.spamanzanita.com
Angora Club Hikes - The Angora Hiking Club will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Basin Street parking lot for a visit to the Tillamook Forest Museum and trail walk. For information, call Arline LaMear at (503) 338-6883 or June Baumler at (503) 368-4323.
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.
Seaside Community Clinic Set - A community health clinic will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway in Seaside. Services are provided by Kathleen Flewelling, naturopathic physician. There is no cost for the clinic. For information, call (503) 738-5859.
Finnish Brotherhood Convenes - UFKB&S Lodge No. 2 meets at 1 p.m. Sunday at Suomi Hall, 244 W. Marine Drive for a potluck in honor of St. Urho's Day. The business meeting follows at 2 p.m. The trustees will meet at 12:30 p.m.
Orchid Society Convenes - The Sunset Empire Orchid Society meets at 2 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Memorial Hospital, in the east conference room. Member Ben Cadman will demonstrate how to re-pot and care for the popular Phalaenopsis (moth) orchid. There will be culture sheets and some re-potting material available. Visitors are welcome and newcomers are encouraged to attend. For information, call Ben Cadman at (503) 738-0325 or Georgia Mourkis (360) 665-5565.
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. The speaker will be Carol Wamsher, who will talk about the new information that has come out about Vitamin A. 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 www.toast masters.org 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.
Relay For Life Meeting Set -Relay for Life teams will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Seaside High School. The committee will meet at 7 p.m. This year's event is at Seaside High School July 10 and 11. For information, call Piper O'Brien at (503) 738-3169 or Melanie Cawthon at (503) 738-9605.
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 artist.org
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 to Elect Officers - Astoria Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Astoria Golf & Country Club. Election of new officers will be held. Sali Jordan Diamond will present a program about her trip to Haifa, Israel, last November. Women interested in joining or attending the meeting are asked to contact Evelyn Laughman at (503) 325-4386 prior to March 14.
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 Seaside Millpond hike, river cleanup and birdwatching. For information, call Nguyen Trung at (503) 739-0243.
Coffee with the Commissioner - Coffee with the Commissioner, an opportunity to air concerns and ideas with Clatsop County District 5 Commissioner Robert L. Mushen in a relaxed residential setting, will be held at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at 148 E. Van Buren St., Cannon Beach. All Clatsop County residents are invited, and asked to bring their own coffee cup. The speakers at 1:30 p.m. will be Elisabeth Pietila and Roni Shaw, both of the Sunset Empire Transportation District, who will discuss new routes and times and explain what services are being provided to Clatsop County. The speaker at 7 p.m. will be Erik A. Knoder, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department, who will provide an overview of the Clatsop County economy and share information about career planning and WorkSource Oregon services. Parking is available at City Hall, 163 Gower St. For questions, call Jeneé Pearce at (503) 436-9292 or e-mail email@example.com
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.
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 "Breastfeeding: Questions Mothers Ask." 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.
Port of Play Board Meets - The Capt. Gray Port of Play Board of Directors (formerly the Children's Museum Board of Directors) meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Capt. Gray Port of Play, 785 Alameda Ave. The public is welcome. For information, call (503) 325-8669.
BeachMUG Meets - BeachMUG, the local Macintosh Users Group at the mouth of the Columbia River, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Public Utility District Building, 9610 Sandridge Road in Long Beach, Wash. The club is open to any and all levels of experience with Macintosh computers. For information call (360) 642-4932 or go to www.beachmug.org
Collector Car Club Meeting Set - The Lower Columbia Classic Car Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Steve Jordan's shop building, 35232 Helligso Lane. The LCCC was organized for the enjoyment and interest in historical, special interest modified motor vehicles and their restoration and preservation. The club is an active, family social group, and sponsors auto shows and car tours every year. New members are welcome. For information, or directions, call Steve Jordan at (503) 325-1807.
Flycasters Gather - The Rainland Flycasters meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Clatsop Post 12 American Legion, 1132 Exchange St. The public is welcome. The group focuses on fly fishing, fly tying and conservation of native fish and their habitats. For information, call Tom Scoggins at (503) 325-6358 or Walt Weber at (360) 777-8295.
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.