An open house will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. MondayMay 6 at Clatsop Community College’s Marine and Environmental Research and Training Station (MERTS) campus. This one-day event, sponsored by Vince Williams Warrenton Kia, includes activities for all ages, demonstrations, vendor displays and a free barbecue from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The CCC MERTS campus houses the college’s Maritime Science Department, Fire Response & Research Center, The Living Machine and the Industrial & Manufacturing Technology Center, including the Automotive Technology, Welding and Historic Preservation and Restoration programs.

All programs will feature displays and interactive demonstrations, and tours of the college’s training vessel, the motor vessel Forerunner, will be conducted. Visitors can also meet the Warrenton Kia “Hamstar,” climb the U.S. Army National Guard Rock Wall, try out a virtual welding machine, watch blacksmiths at work, and view classic cars and street rods.

The CCC MERTS campus is located three miles east of Astoria off U.S. Highway 30 at 6550 Liberty Lane, after the turnoff to Tongue Point. Everyone is welcome to explore the Clatsop Community College MERTS educational facilities. For more information, call 503-338-7670 or visit www.clatsop /merts

Direct inquiries to Kristen Wilkin at 503-338-7696 or


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