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Wildlife Center of the North Coast
THE WILDLIFE CENTER OF THE NORTH COAST NEEDS YOU! The Wildlife Center of the North Coast, a non-profit wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center, is currently training volunteers to help in daily care of the wildlife, assist with wildlife rescue and transport as well as occasional outdoor construction and maintenance at the center in Olney. There may be opportunities to help with education programs throughout the year. The Center is a licensed, all volunteer facility for native wildlife. Contact Director Sharnelle Fee at 503-338-0331 for more information. Injured Wildlife HelpLine: (503) 338-0331.

Beginning Birding. Discovery Coast Audubon Education Coordinator Mary Atherton will teach a one hour beginning birding class emphasizing Woodpeckers, Sapsuckers, & Kingfishers on May 24th, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort in Long Beach Washington.   The class will be in the Resort’s conference room. Free.
Photoshop for Photographers. Tuesdays, May 10 – June 28. Thom Dickerson will teach this eight-week class for serious beginning and intermediate users. Space is limited to 15 participants. $299, 6:30 -8pm, at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria.  503-468-0238
Teen Survival Course. Saturday, May 7. Learn survival skills and expect to do some hiking and possibly get dirty, so dress appropriately and bring a pack, lunch and water bottle. Registration is required and the course is limited to 15 participants in seventh to 10th grade. Free, 10am – 4pm at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. Contact Lewis and Clark NHP at (503) 861-2471, ext. 220
Spinal & Somatic Strategies for Stress-Busting! Instructor:   Dr. Dawn Sea Kahrs, DC, Graceful Waves Chiropractic, is a “local girl” who has come home with the intention of serving her community with exceptional chiropractic and healing/wellness care. Dr. Dawn practiced as a chiropractor for five years in the San Francisco Bay area. She has explored and studied numerous chiropractic techniques and healing modalities, studying extensively in Colorado, California, Nicaragua and Italy with numerous teachers, mentors, and chiropractors. She was one of the youngest doctors at the time to earn the highest level of certification in Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), a unique form of spinal care which helps the client to develop strategies within the nervous/spinal systems for self re-organization of tension and energy. Dawn is also very experienced in the healing art of Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI). Graceful Waves Chiropractic is located at 278 Rowe Street, Suite 210, Wheeler, OR 97147, 503-368-WELL (9355).
Up Cycling T-Shirt Workshop. Tuesday May 10 & Wednesday May 11. With Seattle artist Doe Stahr. Youth in grades 4 – 12 are invited to create recycled used t-shirts that will have Native American inspired designs. Participants will learn about repurposing items and how to design the t-shirts. They will then make & sell these T-shirts at the Second Saturday Art Walk on May 14 and at the Astoria Sunday Market on May 15. Workshop is 6 – 8:30pm on May 10 & 11 at a location in Astoria TBA. Call 503-325-8573 to register
COURAGE TO HEAL. There is a free workshop coming up in Tillamook County called, “Courage to Heal.”  It is a free workshop for women survivors of child sexual abuse.  This workshop runs annually during the summer months, and generally lasts about ten weeks.  The group meets once a week. One in three girls will be sexually abused by the age of 16, yet many survivors feel alone and ashamed.  This workshop is healing, empowering, and supportive. The local facilitator of this group is Rhonda Bolow, and she can be reached at 503-801-5064.  Once Rhonda has spoken with participants, days/times of meetings will be set, based on what is most convenient for the group.  You can also contact the Women’s Resource Center at 503-842-9486 for more info.  Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.
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.
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
French Conversation Group Re-Start. The group is devoted 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.    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.
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
Library2Go. Classes will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, in the Flag Room of the Astoria Public Library, 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
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
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.

YOGA NAMASTE. The Spring 2011 Yoga schedule starts March 28 and ends June 4, 2011. During the 10 week term you can enjoy GENTLE YOGA-LEVEL 1 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. 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: 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
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.
LOTUS YOGA. 1230 Marine Drive, Downtown Astoria. Ongoing classes on a month to month basis.  Evening Classes Monday thru Thursday 6:00 PM:  Monday Level 1 Yoga for Relaxation.  Tuesday Level 2 Strengthening. Wednesday Level 1 Beginning Flow.  Thursday Level 2 Advanced Flow.  Morning class Friday 9:00AM  All Level THERAPEUTIC Yoga.   Dedicated to making Yoga an accessible part of everyday living.  Call (503)298-3874, Email, website for more information.
YOGA NAMASTÉ.The Spring 2011 Yoga schedule at Yoga Namasté starts March 28 and ends June 4. 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: 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:
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 Instructor: 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  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, Manzanita: 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 families 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
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: 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.

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. 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.

SHARE YOUR MUSICAL TALENT. If you have musical or performance talents to share, we need you at Nehalem Valley Care Center in Wheeler, Oregon. We are a skilled care center and our residents enjoy, and benefit from, music therapies and entertainment. Professionals and amateurs welcome – all ages!! CONTACT:Katherine Mace, Activity Director, Nehalem Valley Care Center 503-368-5171
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.

ENCORE Retirement Learning Community. Is an association 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 Community 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.
TAC’s spring term begins next week with several continuing and new classes for many different interests.
April 25 begins Lighting to Lightroom:  Digital Photography, 630-830PM, Mondays for 8 weeks, with instructor Frank Lynch
April 26 begins Basic Beginning Quilting, 1-3PM, Tuesdays for 8 weeks, with instructor Jean Furchner
April 27 begins Beginning Recorder for Folk/Classical, Wednesdays, 330-430PM for 8 weeks with instructor Lynn Thomas
April 28 begins Zumba Dance, Thursdays, 6-7PM for 8 weeks with instructor Nadine Nordquist
Also continuing this term are classes in Adult Jazz/Tap, Crafting Great Writing, Painting and Drawing, and Creative Movement for Children ages 4-6.  Five different workshops will also be presented during the spring term on Portrait Photography, Thai Yoga massage, Soul Collage, Encaustic Painting and Ukrainian Egg Decorating.
Tuition is affordable and TAC members receive a 10% discount.  Pre-registration with the instructor is recommended.
All classes are held at Tolovana Hall.  The Board of Directors of Tolovana Arts Colony is pleased to welcome the spring instructors and encourage community members and visitors to try out a new or favorite class. CONTACT: Valerie Vines Magee, Program Coordinator (503) 368-7222. Cell (808) 264-1454.