CANNON BEACH - A 33-year annual tradition continues with Portland State University's Haystack Summer Program in the Arts at Cannon Beach. This program offers the following free events during July and August.

Readings are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Spruce:

July 24 - Tom Spanbauer

July 31 - Karen Karbo

Aug. 7 - Karen Joy Fowler and Ursula Le Guin

Thursday, Aug. 8 - Molly Gloss, Sallie Tisdale and Suellen Johnson

A slide lecture by painting instructor Max Grover on "Seeing the Extraordinary in the Ordinary" will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Spruce.

Concerts are at Cannon Beach Elementary School, 268 Beaver St. :

7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 - Choral conducting workshop

For more information, contact PSU at (503) 725-4186, visit, or e-mail