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

Marine Corps League Meets - Detachment 1228 of the Marine Corps League meets at noon Saturday at Baked Alaska, at the foot of 12th Street. For information, contact Mel Jasmin at (503) 861-2030.

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.

SOLV Volunteers Needed - SOLV will hold a Wilson River habitat restoration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wilson River Mills site, 12206 Wilson River Highway in Tillamook. Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs. For information and to register, contact Dominic Aiello at or call (503) 484-6292.

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.

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.

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.

Democrats Meet - The Clatsop County Democrats will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday at Blue Scorcher Bakery, 1493 Duane St. The meeting will be dedicated to the election on measures 66 and 67. The Clatsop Democrats are delighted to help Democrats run for office, both partisan and non-partisan positions. In particular, candidates are needed for County Commissioner Districts 1, 3, and 5. All Democrats and friends of Democrats are welcome. For information, call (503) 717-1614 or go to

DBSA Meeting Set - The local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will host a confidential, peer-led self-help support group meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Columbia Conference Room at Columbia Memorial Hospital. 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.

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.

Warbirds Meet - The World War II Warbirds meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Labor Temple Café, 934 Duane St. For information, call Bob Brumm at (503) 325-2959.

Tobacco Free Coalition Meets - The Tobacco Free Coalition of Clatsop County will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Clatsop County Health and Human Services, 820 Exchange St. Anyone interested in tobacco use prevention and education is welcome. For information, call Tara Finch at (503) 325-8500 or e-mail

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.

ENCORE Lunch Bunch Meets - The Exploring New Concepts of Retirement Education Lunch Bunch will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stephanie's Cabin Seafood & Steakhouse, 12 W. Marine Drive. Members are encouraged to wear their name tags and to bring guests. Members and guests will be seated in the back room overlooking the Columbia River. An all-day breakfast menu is offered for seniors at $6, including a beverage. Apropos of the New Year, members reciting their New Year's resolutions might qualify for a "Most Original Resolution" prize. For information, call Bernie Thomas at (503) 861-2695 or Paula Duncan at (866) 252-8767.

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.

WBA Meeting Set - The Warrenton Business Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the commission chambers at Warrenton City Hall, 225 S. Main Ave. For information, call Cindy Yingst at (503) 861-7447.

OET Meets - The North Coast Chapter of Oregon Equestrian Trails will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday for dinner at the Hong Kong restaurant in Astoria. The business meeting starts at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. The group works with state and local agencies to build and maintain horse camps and trails in Oregon. OET also advocates and educates the public on Leave No Trace practices on the trails and in the back country. For information, call Thom Trusewicz at (503) 325-7966.

Freemasons Meet - Evergreen Lodge No. 137 will hold its monthly dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and a meeting at 7:30 p.m., at 201 N. Holladay Drive in Seaside. All Masons and their families in the area are invited to attend. For information, call (503) 717-0808.

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.

Bassmasters Hold Meeting - The Clatsop County Bassmasters meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Andrew & Steve's Café, 1196 Marine Drive. For information, call Frank Weissenfluh at (503) 861-4265.

M.O.M.S. Club Meets - Moms Offering Moms Support Club meets at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at Capt. Gray Port of Play, 785 Alameda Ave. There is no admission charge. For information, go to www.momsclubof or call (503) 325-8669.

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 mystery hike. For information, call Kathleen Hudson at (503) 861-2802.

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.

Gateway Masonic Lodge Meets - The Gateway Masonic Lodge No. 175 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for dinner, with a meeting to follow at 7:30 p.m., at 66 S.W. Fourth St. in Warrenton.

Danish Society Meets - The Lower Columbia Danish Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Alderbrook Hall, 4509 Lief Erikson Drive. Mia Rasmussen, a foreign exchange student from Denmark who is spending the year attending Knappa High School, will share about her life in Denmark. The public is welcome. For information, call (503) 325-2612.

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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