Life's a drag for Ilwaco merchants

ILWACO, Wash. - The Ilwaco Merchants Association is presenting the fifth annual Slow Drag along Howerton Way at the Port of Ilwaco Sept. 9. The contest starts at 5 p.m. with practice runs beginning at 4 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Owners of classic cars can register for a fee of $10. There will be prizes and trophies.

For more information, call (360) 642-3143.

Library teams to help homebound

CANNON BEACH - The Cannon Beach Library has joined with "Partners for Seniors - Faith in Action" to provide library services to the homebound in the greater Cannon Beach area.

The Cannon Beach Library is a private nonprofit organization that has been providing library services to residents and visitors since 1927.

For more information, call the library at (503) 436-1391.

Lutherans offer parenting advice

Seaside - Hope House of Lutheran Community Services Northwest will be presenting Positive Parenting with a Plan (Grades K-12): Family Rules Seminar for parents who have children or adolescents with challenging behaviors.

The seminar will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, 931 16th St., in Seaside. The cost is $35 (includes book) per person.

Child care is provided. People must pre-register for child care.

To pre-register or for more information, call 738-6603 or 325-6754. Pre-registration is required to ensure everyone will have a book.

Oja to reveal secrets of costume

The Lower Columbia Danish Society will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Alderbrook Hall, 4509 Leif Ericksen Drive.

Carla Oja will share her experience of researching and producing an authentic Danish folk costume from the Isle of Bornholm. The public is welcome.

For additional information, call 325-2612.

Arts in spotlight at church venue

MANZANITA - A new Center for Contemplative Arts is in operation at the previous location of St. Catherine's Episcopal Church, corner of Manzanita and Division Streets in Manzanita and is coordinated by Lola Sacks.

Since 1998, Sacks has been offering various types of meditation to the community at the old location and will offer continuing meditation classes.

Upcoming programs and workshops at the Center facilitated by members of the community and St. Catherine's include Yoga for a Peaceful Heart and Creative Calisthenics classes with Lorraine Ortiz, Praying with Art with Jan Tarr and Spiritual Writing with Gail Balden.

Sacks invites the community to contact her (503-368-6227) with suggestions for programs and workshops they want to see offered.

Classy group from 1940s to convene

Astoria High School Class of 1940 will be holding its 65th class reunion the weekend of Sept. 16-17 at the Elks Lodge, 435 11th St. Alumni will host a get-together for no-host cocktails, 4 p.m. Friday, and a banquet, 4 p.m. Saturday.

For details, contact AHS Reunion, c/o Ken Weaver, P.O. Box 1624, Ocean Park, WA 98640, or call (360) 665-5117.

See Manzanita's best and brightest

Manzanita - The 10th annual Tour of Homes will be held in Manzanita and Neahkahnie from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event is sponsored by the Women's Club of Manzanita North County, in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Manza-Whee-Lem.

This year's tour will feature six homes which demonstrate the variety of living accommodations found in the beachfront communities of North Tillamook County.

Included in the self-guided tour will be some of the newest homes in the area.

Tickets and maps for the tour will be sold Saturday in a tent in the Pine Grove Community Center parking lot at 225 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita.

Tickets cost $7.50 each and proceeds will benefit local community service projects of the Women's Club and Kiwanis.

"We hope everybody will come out to enjoy this year's tour," said organizer Mary Brophy. "It's interesting, fun and all for a good cause."

More information is available from Women's Club and Kiwanis member Brophy at (503) 368-7002.