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FREE WORKSHOP DEMOS MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010. With the latest software release of Microsoft’s Office 2010, the Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce is partner- ing with Clatsop Economic Development Resources and Microsoft to bring a free workshop to businesses and individuals interested in learning about the changes and new features before purchasing. Attendees will learn about the newest release and how it differs from 2007 and 2003 versions, how it may maximize production and whether it is a wise technology investment. The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12th, 8am to 10am at the Holiday Inn Express in Astoria. Business owner Jane Francis of Personal Computer Training will facilitate the workshop. Microsoft has provided door prizes, and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public and reservations are required due to space limitations by calling Rose Alsbury at the Astoria Warrenton Chamber, 503.325.6311 or by email to rose@ oldoregon.

DOES FOOD RUN YOUR LIFE? Come to Overeaters Anonymous every Wednesday from 7-8pm in the Seaside Public Library, Board Room B. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Everyone welcome! (if you have questions call 503-505- 1721).

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES AT TILLAMOOK COUNTY LIBRARIES. Tillamook County Libraries will be offering free basic computer classes this fall. Sign up for a free one-on-one session where you can ask questions and learn at your own pace. Classes will be held on Saturdays at the Tillamook County Library September 11th, 18th and 25th and October 2nd and 9th. Additional sessions will be held at library branches in October and November. Registration is limited, so contact your local library soon and reserve your space.

PRACTICAL FRENCH. In this Practical French class you will learn key words and expressions and important phrases to get by using transportation, in markets, restaurants, at theaters and when attending other entertainment events. Gretchen Counsman, instructor, has designed the content of the course for various levels of French language learners. Four Tuesdays, September 7 through 28, from 5:30PM – 7:30PM at the Rockaway Community Center, Hwy 101 N. Rockaway. Class cost is $41. Those who are interested in taking this class should sign up as soon as possible by calling Tillamook Bay Community College at 503-842-8222, EXT 0; TOLL FREE 888-306-8222, EXT 0.

SPIRITUAL WRITING FOR MEN AND WOMEN. Instructor Gail Balden is a writer, educator and workshop presenter with over 30 years of teaching experience. Her work has been published in anthologies, literary journals and national magazines. She teaches one-day writing workshops and writes a monthly column on the joys of small town life for the North Coast Citizen. Visit her web site at www.creativejourneys.net. LIFE DRAWING. Every Wednesday, 3-5pm, The Alabaster Jar, 1184 Commercial St, Astoria 503-325-8632

French Conversation Group Re-Start. The group is de- voted to speaking French only. It is NOT a class, so please do not show up expecting to learn French from scratch. Once you step through the door of the Riverbend Room, it is French only. It will be on Saturdays, from 1-3pm at NCRD in the Riverbend Room, starting Saturday, June 5. There is a nominal charge of $1/person/time. For more information email Jane or call her 503-368-3901 or, call Paul Miller at 503-368-5715.

CREATIVE WRITING CLASS. For Senior Adults and Those Who Love Them. Necanicum Village Senior Living Com- munity in Seaside, Oregon, will be holding a six-week Cre- ative Writing class, beginning Wednesday, June 30, 2PM to 3:30 PM at 2500 S. Roosevelt Drive, Seaside. This class will be ongoing six-week sessions and will be comprised of residents of Assisted Living at Necanicum Village and citizens of the Seaside area communities who would like to participate. The instructor is Robin Adair, who has over 20 years experience teaching Creative Writing. The cost is $55 for each six-week session. Please contact Deborah, Community Sales Manager, at Necanicum Village, phone number 503-738-0900 by Monday, June 28, 2010, to register or for questions.

Library2Go Basics. Second Saturday of each month 9:00am-10:00am. Over 5000 audio books and videos can be downloaded to computers and digital devices through the Library2Go database accessible through the Astoria Public Library web site. All downloads are free to access with your library card. Learn the how to make the most of this extraordinary resource. Free, at the Astoria Public Library.

Computer Basics. Third Saturday of each month 9:00am- 10:00am. If you’re new to PC computers or just needing to update basic skills, this class is for you. Each class is tailored to meet the needs of participants. Free, at the Astoria Public Library.

The Lower Columbia Classics Car Club. Invitation to all who are interested in Collector Cars to attend one of our monthly meetings. The meetings are held at Steve Jordan’s Shop Building, located at 35232 Helligso Lane in rural Astoria – meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month. If you are interested and need the directions to get there, you may call Steve Jordan at 503-325-1807

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF ASTORIA. Our Meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 am, in the Parenting Classroom # 205 at Gray School, 785 Alameda, Astoria April15, Weaning: Four Chambers of the Heart, May 20 Great Expectations: Breastfeeding Benefits Everyone; June 17 Realistic Expectations: A New Baby in Your Family; July15 What to Expect: The Normal Course of Breastfeeding; August 19 New Beginnings: Baby’sFirst Foods. Accredited La Leche League Leaders: Liz Pietila @ 861-2050 or Janet Weidman @ 325-1306

Library2Go. Classes will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, in the Flag Room of the Astoria Public Li- brary, 450 10th Street, Astoria. This class is free of charge and open to everyone. Please contact the library for details and registration at 503-325-7323 or comments@ astorialibrary.org.

Open Art Night. 5:30 to 7 PM –1st & 3rd Weds. Bay City Arts Center, Bay City.

Life Drawing. 6 to 9 PM. Every 2nd & 4th Weds. Bay City Arts Center, Bay City.

Toddler Arts Group. Every Monday, 10:30 to 11:30 –Get your toddler started in the arts! Activities are geared towards ages 1–3, but age birth–5 are welcome. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Bay City Arts Center, Bay City.

Clay Open-Studio. At the Hoffman Center Annex, 594 Laneda, Manzanita, Tuesdays 10-7pm for those 12 & over. Children’s clay open studio is on Thursdays from 3-5. Open to all clay artists, or those who wish to learn with a supportive group. Center equipment available includes a slab roller, two potter’s wheels, a variety of tools and kiln time. $2 p/hour or $10 p/day per person. FMI: contact Glenna Gray 368-3739 or glenna@nehalemtel.net

CELEBRATE RECOVERY • Nazarene Church, 2611 3rd St, Tillamook. Adult & teen 12 step program. Child care provided. Call 503-812-3522 for more information. Tuesdays, 7-9, Dinner at 6 by donation.

OPEN ART NIGHT WITH PHAEDRA. Bay City Arts Center, 5680 A St, 5-7pm on Wednesdays.

BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS

YOGA NAMASTE. The Fall 2010 Yoga schedule at Yoga Namasté starts October 4 and ends December 18, 2010. During the 11 week term you can enjoy GENTLE YOGA- LEVEL 1 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. LEVEL 1-2 (Beginner and Intermediate) Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Level 2-3 (Intermediate and Advanced) Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 6:15 to 8:45 a.m. LEVEL 1-2 Yoga flow at 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information: www. yoganam.com or call: 503 440 9761

YOGA RESTORATIVE. Private Individual Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga instruction with certified, Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher SarahFawn Wilson, MA, RYT-500. Private group classes also available. For more information and for public class schedule, please call 503-440-6738 or email serraphon@msn.com.

BELLYDANCE. Every Sunday 6pm at The Alabaster Jar, 1184 Commercial St, Astoria 503-325-8632.

ECSTATIC DANCE. Ecstatic, trance, yogic, spirit filled), playful, improvisational, freestyle – We’re Dancing! Wed. at 6:30 at Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave. in Manzanita. No experience necessary. You are welcome to bring Instruments of any sort to play along with what we’ve got going. Cost is a sliding scale from $5 – $7, or free if you really need to just be there.

Tsunami Dance. SUNDAY SANCTUARY – A class to celebrate and explore body, mind, and spirit within our dance, 6 to 8 pm. Free-form dance. Arrive at 6pm for a half hour of meditation before moving into an hour of dance. Drop-in as you wish at $12 per class. FMI: contact: Lisa (lisa@theplayfulspirit.com, 503-860-7711). At Lotus Yoga Studio, 1230 Marine Dr. in Astoria. Begins August 15.

LOTUS YOGA – NEW LOCATION. 1230 Marine Drive, Downtown Astoria. Specializing in ongoing Evening classes as well as a few new daytime classes starting in November and continuing on a month to month basis. Level 2 FLOW/STRENGTHENING Monday/Wednesday 6:00- 7:15PM. Level 1 BASICS/FOUNDATIONS Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:15 PM. All Level OPEN PRACTICE Friday 6:00-7:30 PM. All Level THERAPEUTIC Friday 9:00-10:00AM. All Level LUNCHTIME CLASS Tuesday 12:20-12:40. All Level GENTLE YIN 1st Wednesday of each month 7:30-8:30PM. Call (503)298-3874, Email lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com for more information.

YOGA NAMASTÉ.The Fall 2010 Yoga schedule at Yoga Namasté starts October 4 and ends December 18, 2010. During the 11 week term you can enjoy GENTLE YOGA- LEVEL 1 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. LEVEL 1-2 (Beginner and Intermediate) Mon- days, Wednesdays, Fridays at 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Level 2-3 (Intermediate and Advanced) Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 6:15 to 8:45 a.m. LEVEL 1-2 Yoga flow at 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information: www. yoganam.com or call: 503 440 9761

YOGA SMA EXPLORATION. Yoga instructor Linda Sanderlin LMT, introduces SMA yoga, a practice evolved from Feldenkrais and Alexander technique, found to be very effective for people with a limited range of motion. Tues and Sat. classes at Parinamah in Manzanita. $5 p/class. FMI: Call Linda (503)867-3943; or via e-mail: 4lsanderlin@gmail.com.

YOGA NCRD. Monday, Yoga Of The Heart, 8:15 am – 9:45 am Instructor: Lorraine Ortiz (no drop ins). Monday, Level II, 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm Instructor: Nicole Hamic Wednesday, Yoga Stretch, 8:15 am – 9:45 am Instructor: Lucy Brook Thursday, Level I, 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm Instruc- tor: Charlene Gernert Friday, Very Gentle Yoga, 8:15 am – 9:45 am Instructor: Lucy Brook Saturday, Mixed Levels, 8:00 am – 9:30 am Instructor: Lorraine Ortiz

YOGA • Manzanita. The Center for the Contemplative Arts, Manzanita: Tuesday evenings 5 – 5:45pm. $35 for 5 classes. Call 368-6227 for more info.

YOGA IN GEARHART. Gearhart Workout. For more information log on to www.gearhartworkout.com 3470 Hwy. 101 N. Suite 104 in Gearhart

YOGA • Nehalem. Ongoing yoga classes at NCRD are as follows: Monday, Level II, 5:15-6:45 pm, Nicole Hamic; Wednesday, Morning Yoga Stretch, 8-9:30 am, Lucy Brook; Thursday, Yoga for Parents & Kids, 3:45-4:45 pm, Charlene Gernert; Thursday, Level I, 5:45 – 7:15 pm, Charlene Gernet; Friday, Very Gentle Yoga, 8-9:30 am, Lucy Brook.

T’AI CHI. The Center for the Contemplative Arts, Manza- nita: Wednesday Mornings 10-11:30. $30/month. Call 368-6227 for more info.

TAEKWON-DO. Confidence, discipline, self-esteem and respect are only a few of the traits you will develop in this class while improving overall fitness. Ages: 8 -Adult fami- lies welcome! Mondays / Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm, through June 17th. Session Fee: $24 Resident’s Card / $36 Non-resident. Location: Bob Chisholm Community Center – 1225 Ave. A, Seaside For Registration call the POOl: 503:738-3311 Center – 1225 Ave. A, Seaside For Registration call the POOl: 503:738-3311 POOl: 503:738-3311 Center – 1225 Ave. A, Seaside For Registration call the POOl: 503:738-3311

Haystack Lectures

First Thursdays of each month in the Cannon Beach Li- brary, 131 N. Hem- lock St., Cannon Beach. 7-8:30pm

• Jan. 6: Katie Voelke, executive director, North Coast Land Conservancy: “The Landscape of the Whale, a Plan for the Greater Ecola Natural Area”

• Feb. 3: Shawn Ste- phensen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge Wildlife Biologist: “Tufted Puffin Monitoring at Haystack Rock”

• March 3: Brandy Bierly Hussa, edu- cator and freelance writer: “Building the Next Generation: Sharing Nature With Young Children”

• April 7: Ramona Radonich, inter- pretive ranger, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: “Survivor: Tidepools”

 

LEARN SELF DEFENSE IN ILWACO. Kenpo Karate for Adults. River City School, 127 SE Lake St, Tuesdays @7:00pm – 8:45pm, $45/mo Inquire /sign up: jbgroove1@juno.com phone: 360-665-0860. 7:00pm – 8:45pm,

KENPOKarate for Kids –River City School, 127 Lake Street SE, Ilwaco, Every Thursday @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm, $45/mo.

SPIRITUALITY

TIBETAN BUDDHIST DHARMA GROUP. Dharma River, meets Mondays 7:30 – 9 pm, 1230 Marine Dr., Suite 304 in Lotus Yoga’s studio. Meditation, sadhana practice, teachings & discussion. Dharma River is a satellite of the Portland Sakya Center. Contact Dharma teacher, Rosetta Hurley, 338-9704 for more info.

Center For Spiritual Living of the North Coast. CSLNC is for those who want to grow spiritually, all faiths and paths welcome. Sunday Celebration and Children’s Church 10:30 a.m, 66 4th St., Warrenton. www.center- forspiritualliving.org and 503-791-2192.

A SILENT MEDITATION • with Lola Sacks. St. Catherine’s Center for the Contemplative Arts, Manzanita: Monday Nights 5 – 5:45 Call 368-6227 for more info.

LECTIO DIVINA • Meditation with Holy Scripture. The Center for the Contemplative Arts, Manzanita: Tuesday Mornings 10-11:30. Call 368-6227 for more info.

LABYRINTH WALK • Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin St, Astoria, 3-6. Every 1st Sunday.

VOLUNTEER

Weekly Alder Creek Farm Community Garden. Work Parties – Tuesdays, 10 am – Noon. Help out the Coastal Food Ecology Center, community garden, permaculture garden and harvesting for the Wheeler Food Bank. Tasks may include: greenhouse and garden weeding, planting, and watering.

FOOD ROOTS AND THE TILLAMOOK FARMERS’. Market seek youth and adults who can work 2 or 3 Saturdays be- tween June 20th and September 25th at the Community Table of the Tillamook Farmers’ Market. Youth between the ages of 10-18 are needed to work from 8:00-2:30 while adult shifts are broken into 8:00am-11:00am and 11:30am-2:30pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Food Roots at (503) 842-3154, extension 2, or e-mail Food Roots at volunteer@foodrootsnw.org for an application.

Meetings

ENCORE Retirement Learning Community. Is an as- sociation of retirement-age people who share a love of learning. Established in 2001 by a Steering Committee of retired adults, ENCORE is sponsored by Clatsop Com- munity College. We meet for lunch the first Tuesday of every month. We try to alternate between North and South County, so look for these Community Notes in your local Newspaper to see the place of choice. Our Lunch Bunch get-togethers are a wonderful venue for meeting classmates over lunch, as well as new friends. Remember all guests that might be interested in ENCORE, or just want to know what we’re all about, are welcome. Please call Madeline Gobel, 503 325-3330.

BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION & SUPPORT. La Leche League’s monthly support group meetings provide an opportunity for both new and experienced mothers to share their questions or concerns, and to talk with each other about the special joys and challenges of parenting. We especially encourage expectant and new mothers to join us. Healthy babies and toddlers are always welcome at La Leche League meetings. We look forward to seeing you soon. Second Monday of the month at 10am- Astoria.