Block of the Month Group Meets The Saturday Strip Club/Block of the Month group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Custom Threads, 1282 Commercial St. The cost is $25 per year for membership, plus $26 for each strip set; the pattern is free for attendees or $5 each for members who don't attend. Learn to make quilts using strip sets and/or a regular quilt block. A different pattern and technique is used each month. For information, call 503-325-7780.
Christmas with the Critters On Tap The South Pacific County Humane Society, 330 Second St. N.E. in Long Beach, Wash., will hold Christmas with the Critters, a party for the animals at the shelter, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Snacks, coffee and punch will be provided. There is no cost for this event, and all are welcome. Donations of canned chicken, salt-free tuna, white unflavored rice, blankets and toys will be accepted at the party, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Dec. 22, at the shelter. For information, go to http://beachpets.com
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.
Legion Womens Auxiliary Offers Breakfast The Cannon Beach American Legion Womens Auxiliary will serve breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Legion, 1216 S. Hemlock St. in Cannon Beach. The cost is $7 per person and $3 per child younger than age 6. Proceeds will go to the auxiliarys efforts to support local veterans, families, community organizations and the high school scholarship fund.
Phelps Fundraiser Set A fundraiser will be held for Mike Phelps from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the multi-purpose room at the JA Wendt Elementary School, 265 S. Third St. in Cathlamet, Wash. The menu will include beef sirloin tips over noodles, salad, rolls and cookies. There will also be various raffles, for a load of wood or rock, and more. Phelps suffered a severe stroke, and there is no insurance.
DBSA Meets The local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will host a confidential, peer-led self-help support group meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room of the Seaside Library, 1131 Broadway in Seaside. The group is open to anyone who is diagnosed with a mood disorder, has a family member or friend who is diagnosed or who thinks they might have depression or bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). For information, contact Patricia Fessler at 503-325-8930.
Line Dancing Set Line dancing will be available from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Seaside American Legion, 1315 Broadway in Seaside. For information, call 503-738-5111. There is no cost, but a $5 tip to the instructor would be welcomed.
MOAA Meets The Lower Columbia River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. Active duty, retired, reserve and former commissioned and warrant officers of the seven uniformed services and their spouses are eligible for membership. For questions, or to make a reservation, contact Lt. Col. Norm Davis nddavisjr@hotmail .com or 503-338-6174.
Weigh-In On Tap Waist Management will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Long Beach (Wash.) Elks Lodge, 110 N. Pacific Highway for an optional walk. Weigh-in is at 9 a.m. All are welcome. There is no charge and nothing to buy. Those attending will share recipes, ideas and friendship. For information, call 360-642-2651.
Senior Lunch Served Senior citizens are welcome to have lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Bob Chisholm Senior Center, 1225 Avenue A in Seaside. Lunch is free for those older than 60 ($3 suggested donation), and $6.75 for those younger than 60. For information, call Michelle Lewis at NW Senior and Disability Services at 503-861-4200.
Loaves and Fishes Meals Served Loaves and Fishes meals for seniors are served at 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday at Peace Lutheran Church, 12th and Exchange streets in Astoria. A $5 donation is suggested. For information on menus or Meals on Wheels, or to volunteer in exchange for a free hot meal, call 503-325-9693.
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, 170 S.W. Third St. The cost is a suggested donation of $5 for seniors and $7 for those who are younger than 60. For information, or to volunteer, call 503-861-3502 Monday or Thursday.
Alzheimers Support Group Meets The Astoria Alzheimers & Other Dementia Family Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at Clatsop Care Center, 646 16th St., in the first-floor conference room. The group is open to all family members of people with dementias, and is sponsored by the Clatsop Care Center Health District. For information, call Rosetta Hurley at 503-325-0313, ext. 216, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 welcome. For information, go to www.toast masters.org or call 503-739-1725.
Mens Cancer Support Group Meeting Set The Mens 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 Curt Allen at 503-325-3074.
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. Call 503-325-3231.
Do Nothing Club Convenes Men are welcome to join the Do Nothing Club, which meets from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at 24002 U Street in Ocean Park, Wash. There are no officers and no CEO, just a group of men who like to play pool and cribbage or sit around and solve all the worlds problems. On occasion there are guest speakers. Lunch will be prepared by a member. Call Jack McBride at 360-665-2721.
Kiwanis Club Convenes The Astoria-Warrenton Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Tongue Point Bistro at the Tongue Point Job Corps. Visitors are always welcome. For information, call Robert McClelland at 503-894-0187 or Susan Brooks at 503-741-0186 or 503-338-4994.
Caregivers Support Group Convenes Caregivers Support Group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Northwest Senior & Disability Center, 2002 S.E. Chokeberry Ave. in Warrenton. The group provides an opportunity to share experiences and support with other caregivers and families. For information, call facilitator Grace Bruseth at 503-738-6412.
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 A Bereavement Support Group, offered by Lower Columbia Hospice, meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room B at Columbia Memorial Hospital, 2111 Exchange St. Support is provided through journaling and discussion, and 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.
Motorcycle Enthusiasts Meet The North Coast Chapter of ABATE of Oregon meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Astoria Moose Lodge, 420 17th St. All are welcome. For information, call 503-791-7253.
Head Injury Support Group Convenes The Head Injury Support Group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pacific Northwest Occupational Therapy Clinic, 1396 Duane St. Call 888-503-7760, email email@example.com or go to http://pnwhi group.vpweb .com
Peninsula Arts Association Meets The Peninsula Arts Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ocean Park, Wash., Timberland Library, 1308 256th Place. The meeting is open to the public. Call 360-665-4592 or go to http://beach artist.org
Open Sewing Gathering Set An open sewing gathering will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Homespun Quilts, 108 10th St. Those wishing to participate should bring their projects and join in. It is not a class, but quilt-related help and advice will be available. Call 503-325-3300 or 800-298-3177 or go to http:/ /homespunquilt.com
Wickiup Senior Lunches on Tap Senior citizens are welcome to have lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Wickiup Grange Hall, 92683 Svensen Market Road. Lunch is free for those older than 60 ($3 suggested donation), $6.75 for those younger than age 60. For information, call Michelle Lewis at NW Senior and Disability Services at 503-861-4200.
MS Group Meeting Set The North Coast Multiple Sclerosis Care and Share Help Group will meet at noon Wednesday at Clatsop Retirement Village, 947 Olney Ave. For information, call 503-325-7898.
Ukulele Players Meet A ukulele group will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Temple, 64 S.W. Fourth St. in Warrenton. All are welcome, including beginners. Loaner ukuleles will be available. Call Roger Williams at 503-861-2766.
Sit and Stitch Group Convenes The Sit and Stitch Group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Custom Threads, 1282 Commercial St. Participants should bring any kind of hand-stitching project and join in. It is not a class, but help and advice will be available. For information, call 503-325-7780.
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.
Ugly Sweater Fundraiser On Tap Kendra's Kitchen and The Cabana Room, 1160 Highway 101 N. in Tillamook, will hold the first Ugly Sweater Holiday Party, starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be complimentary food, fun, and festivities with a no-host bar and an award for the Ugliest of Sweaters. The cost of admission is a donation of dog or cat food or pet supplies for United Paws of Tillamook. Call 503-842-4068.
Meditation Group Convenes The Columbia River Meditation Group, sponsored by Great Vow Monastery, will be held from 5:45 to 6:55 p.m. Wednesday in the Flag Room of the Astoria Public Library, 450 10th St. Meditation instruction will be provided. For questions, email Ron Maxted at ronmaxted @wwestsky.net
Awana Meeting On Tap The childrens ministry Awana, for children ages 3 through sixth grade, will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, through May 22, at the First Baptist Church, 349 Seventh St. For information, or to register, go to www.fbcastoria.org or call the church at 503-325-1761.
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. Glen Wood at 360-747-0200 or go to www.cgaux.org
Lions Club Convenes The Astoria Lions Club meets Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, 725 33rd St. Food and fellowship will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the downstairs Fellowship Hall. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Prospective members are welcome. The Astoria Lions help with sight and hearing needs and participate in many local civic projects. For information, contact Charlene Larsen at 503-325-0590.
Eastern Star Meets Maple Chapter No. 95, Order of the Eastern Star, 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. Call 503-717-0808.
Seaside Rotary Club Convenes The Seaside Rotary Club will meet at noon Thursday. The new meeting location is the Shilo Inn, located at 20 N. Prom in Seaside. For information, go to http://seasiderotary.com
Knitting and Spinning Circle Meets The Knitting and Spinning Circle will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Astoria Fiber Arts Academy, 1296 Duane St. Those attending should bring their own tools and join other knitters, crocheters and spinners. For information, call 503-325-5598 or go to http://astoriafiberarts.com
Astoria School Foundation Meets The Astoria School Foundation will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at T. Pauls Supper Club, upstairs, located at 360 12th St. Anyone wishing to contribute ideas is welcome to attend. Beverages and appetizers will be available during the meeting. For information, call Bill Shively, board president, at 503-538-0433.
Port of Play Board Meets The Capt. Gray Port of Play Board of Directors (formerly the Childrens 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.
PFLAG Convenes Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Oregon North Coast will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Lutheran Church, 725 33rd St. PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends, and provides opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity. For information, contact Drew Herzig at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://beachmug.org
Collector Car Club Meeting Set The Lower Columbia Classic Car Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Steve Jordans 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.
Redwork/Stitchery Club Meeting Set The Redwork/Stitchery Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Homespun Quilts, 108 10th St. The cost is $5. Attendees can work on the current project or bring their own. For information, call 503-325-3300 or 800-298-3177 or go to http://home spunquilt.com to http://home spunquilt.com