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@spam or go to

Angora Club Hikes - The Angora Hiking Club will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Basin Street parking lot for Neahkahnie Mountain, north side, hike. For information, call Mike Scott at (503) 781-9401.

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.

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.

Orchid Society Convenes - The Sunset Empire Orchid Society meets at 2 p.m. Sunday at Columbia Memorial Hospital, in the east conference room. The "Culture of Epiphytes," presented by orchid enthusiast Greg Nielsen, will feature the world of air-loving orchids, and his program will provide techniques to mount plants on wood and cork. Cultural tips will include both basic and new ideas. Orchids and companion plants will be available for sale. Visitors are welcome and newcomers are encouraged to attend. For information, call Georgia Mourikis at (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.

Parkinson's Support Group Convenes - The Parkinson's disease support group meets at 1 p.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church social room, 565 12th St. For information, call (503) 717-3511 or (503) 468-3442.

Peninsula Quilt Guild Meets - The Peninsula Quilt Guild meets at 1 p.m. Monday at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 N Place in Seaview, Wash. Newcomers are welcome. Members are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food donation for FISH (Friends In Service to Him). For information, call Janet King at (360) 642-8585.

innish Brotherhood Convenes - UFKB&S Lodge No. 2 meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Suomi Hall, 244 W. Marine Drive. The business meeting follows at 7 p.m. The trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m.

Schoolhouse Quilters Meet - The Schoolhouse Quilters meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Ave. For information, call (503) 338-0294.

Pacific County Democrats Convene - The Pacific County (Wash.) Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Pacific County Courthouse Annex, 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive, South Bend, Wash. The guest speaker will be Ray Gardner, chair of the Chinook nation.For information, contact John Adams at (360) 665-0102 or

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.

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 p.m. Tuesday at 148 E. Van Buren St., Cannon Beach. All Clatsop County residents are invited, and asked to bring their own coffee cup. The speaker will be Duane R. Cole, Clatsop County manager, who will give a description of county services and will discuss county programs and projects. Parking is available at City Hall, 163 Gower St. For questions, call Jeneé Pearce at (503) 436-9292 or e-mail jpmushen

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.

Women's Cancer Support Group Meets - The Women's Cancer Support Group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Columbia House Condominiums, No. 1 Third St. For information, call Nancy Magathan at (503) 325-4321, ext. 5759.

PFLAG Meets - Columbia Pacific Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, bisexuals and transgenders will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at The Astoria Coffee House, 243 11th St. The group provides support, information and events for the LGBT family. For information, call (503) 738-3103 or e-mail

CFSTA Meeting Set - The Clatsop Firearms Safety Training Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mulan Restaurant, 1605 E. Harbor St. in Warrenton. For information, call John Svensson at (503) 738-0858.

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.

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.

Lions Club Convenes - The Astoria Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Astoria Moose Lodge, 420 17th St. Visitors are welcome. For information, call Gene Mellott at (503) 741-0669.

Seaport Masonic Lodge Dines - The Seaport Masonic Lodge No. 7 meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. All Masons and their guests are welcome. Seaport Lodge is located at the corner of 16th Street and Franklin Avenue.

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.

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

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.

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 10 K 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.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.