The Eighth Annual Trash Bash and Trash Art Show, at CART'M Recycling in Manzanita, offered what loyal fans expected and more. The bash, held May 19, boasted dozens of pieces of trash art, in addition to a silent auction, food, beer, wine and live entertainment.

This year's performers included March Fourth, of Portland. The marching band, comprised of horn and drum players as well as stilt walkers and fire dancers, incorporated pyrotechnics in its finale.

This year's Trash Art Show was produced by SUSAN WALSH, owner and operator of Hayes Drive Studios of Nehalem.

The Second Annual Spring Plant Sale for Scholarship by the Chapter CR of the PEO Sisterhood was a big success reports BARBARA WASCHER, finance chairwoman. By selling geraniums, petunias, marigolds and snapdragons, "we made enough to fund scholarships," she said. The profits will fund scholarships for a Seaside High School senior and the state PEO. Wascher wants to thank Clatsop County customers for their support.

It was a glum bunch of pirates that headed out of the Ilwaco, Wash., harbor Saturday aboard the tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain, after they learned that their sister ship, the Lady Washington, had to return to the dock because of a medical emergency. The crew of Grays Harbor (Wash.) Historic Seaport volunteers had been set to stage a pirate battle between the two ships, complete with swordplay, cannon fire and rabble-rousing, for the enjoyment of about 30 passengers.

Their spirits lifted when they spied the bright yellow hull of the Columbia River Bar Pilots boat Chinook bearing down on them. "I figured they might fire on us," CAPT. ALAN ROBITSCH said, recounting his version of the event.

Deckhands scrambled to ready the guns, and as the Chinook drew near, the Hawaiian Chieftain sent two thundering (but harmless) cannon rounds across its deck.

Bar Pilot THRON RIGGS and deckhand ERIK KARJALAINEN played right along, miming fatal injuries. Robitsch maneuvered the Chinook around the Hawaiian Chieftain's stern to come alongside at port, where it took two more rounds at such close range, the aggressors were surprised its windows stayed intact.

With no cannons of its own, the Chinook was obliged to answer the attack with its only weapon: Robitsch spun and swerved the nimble Chinook as they sped off, leaving the Chieftain rolling and bobbing in its turbulent wake.

"It was pretty cool," Robitsch said. "I look forward to doing it again sometime."

The LIGHTHOUSE JAZZ SOCIETY awarded two checks during a Pops Concert at Seaside High School recently. SHS students were part of the opening ceremony at the 23rd annual Oregon Dixieland Jubilee and also performed in the February Dixieland Jubilee. The Jazz Ensemble, directed by TERRY DAHLGREN, received $1,500. CHRIS OLSON received a $500 scholarship to attend the Sacramento Jazz Camp this summer.

More than 350 statewide projects recently removed an estimated 380,000 pounds of trash and an estimated 200,000 pounds of natural debris and invasive species along Oregon's waterways, including the Scotch broom, holly and English ivy removed locally by Astoria students.

Part of nonprofit SOLV's Down by the Riverside events from May 13 to May 20, many local projects involved schools, as did a third of all projects statewide.

In Seaside, volunteers used a motor boat and three canoes to clean up the banks of the Necanicum River. They found a submerged car as well as "the world's largest fan belt," according to SOLV.

ANDREW SAUVAGEAU of Astoria has been named the Outstanding Undergraduate Performer at the University of Oregon School of Music. His parents, DOUG and VICKI SAUVAGEAU told the Ear that Andrew received warm encouragement, objective critique and cultural nurturing from being raised in Astoria.

His senior vocal recital will be held at 7 p.m. June 2 at the UO School of Music and Dance, Beall Hall in Eugene. He will perform arias from classic Italian operas of the 17th and 18th centuries, bawdy melodies by Francis Poulenc, early songs of Samuel Barber and will conclude with selections from Johannes Brahms.

He will attend the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore for postgraduate development.

A group of Portland elementary school students dressed like Lewis and Clark explorers visited the Seaside Aquarium last week. Part of a history immersion program, the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders were on a four-day trip to learn about the different species Lewis and Clark encountered on their journey. They also had plans to visit Ecola State Park, Fort Clatsop, the Salt Works and other historical sites.

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