Two Part Pottery Workshop for Children. On Saturday, June 8, kids will be making handmade pasta bowls. The second session on Saturday, June 25 will focus on colorful glazing techniques in the Italian tradition. Free, 1 â€“ 3pm both days, at the Seaside Library.
Scene Writing in Seven Steps. Saturday, June 18. With Jennifer Lauck. Learn the key ingredients to formulating the single most important aspect of good writingâ€“the sceneâ€“with Jennifer Lauck who has created a recipe all writers can follow in order to create a juicy, tactile, focused and depth filled scene.Â Â All levels and genres welcome. $50, 10am â€“ 3pm at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. Download a registration form here: http://hoffmanblog.org/manzanita-writers-series/workshops-2011-2.
Painting Coastal Color and Light. June 22, 23, 24. With Michael Orwick. Join this noted plein air artist in scenic Cannon Beach and learn how to put life and personality into your landscapes. The workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, but Michael is also inviting students to join him for informal sunrise and sunset paint outs at no additional charge. Open to painters of any level. For more information, contact DragonFire Gallery. 503-436-1533.
Attract Songbirds to Your Yard. A free talk entitled â€œHow to Attract Songbirds to Your Backyardâ€ will be given by Dawn Graf of US Fish and Wildlife on Friday June 10 at 7 PM at the Cannon Beach Chamber/Community Hall. Dawn will also lead a songbird hike on the Cannon Beach Trail the following morning, Saturday June 11 at 8 AM. Please meet at the birding platform near the Cannon Beach lagoons at the east end of 2nd Street. All are welcome! This event is sponsored by the Ecola Creek Awareness Project (ECAP). For questions call Jan at 503-436-0143.
Beginning Birding. June 28. Discovery Coast Coordinator Mary Atherton will teach a one hour beginning birding class on the 4th Tuesday of each month, emphasizing a different group of birds each month. Free, 2pm at the Lighthouse Oceanfront resort in Long Beach, WA Space is limited, please RSVP at meetup.com/Discovery-Coast.
Tide Pool Edibles. June 19 or July 3. With Lee Gray, the Wild Gourmet. $30 for adults, children under 12 $15. ODFW license required. 9am for June 19, 8am for July 2, at NW 15th St beach access in Lincoln City. 541-992-3798
Hawaiian Small Plates Demo Class. $50, includes meal & wine. 11am â€“ 2pm at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City.
COURAGE TO HEAL. There is a free workshop coming up in Tillamook County called, â€œCourage to Heal.â€Â It is a free workshop for women survivors of child sexual abuse.Â This workshop runs annually during the summer months, and generally lasts about ten weeks.Â 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.Â 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.Â Once Rhonda has spoken with participants, days/times of meetings will be set, based on what is most convenient for the group.Â You can also contact the Womenâ€™s Resource Center at 503-842-9486 for more info.Â 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 www.creativejourneys.net.
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 youâ€™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 Jordanâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Art Night. 5:30 to 7 PM â€“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 â€“Get your toddler started in the arts! Activities are geared towards ages 1â€“3, but age birthâ€“5 are welcome. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Bay City Arts Center, Bay City. t
CELEBRATE RECOVERY â€¢ 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: www.yoganam.com or call: 503 440 9761YOGA 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 email@example.com.
ECSTATIC DANCE. Ecstatic, trance, yogic, spirit filled), playful, improvisational, freestyle – Weâ€™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 weâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.lotusyogaonline.com for more information.
YOGA NAMASTÃ‰.The Spring 2011 Yoga schedule at Yoga NamastÃ© 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: 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: email@example.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 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 â€¢ 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 â€¢ 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.
Tâ€™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 Residentâ€™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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Yogaâ€™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 Childrenâ€™s Church 10:30 a.m, 66 4th St., Warrenton. www.centerforspiritualliving.org and 503-791-2192.
A SILENT MEDITATION â€¢ with Lola Sacks. St. Catherineâ€™s Center for the Contemplative Arts, Manzanita: Monday Nights 5 – 5:45 Call 368-6227 for more info.
LECTIO DIVINA â€¢ Meditation with Holy Scripture. The Center for the Contemplative Arts, Manzanita: Tuesday Mornings 10-11:30. Call 368-6227 for more info.
LABYRINTH WALK â€¢ 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 â€“ all ages!! CONTACT: Katherine Mace, Activity Director, Nehalem Valley Care Center, email@example.com, 503-368-5171
Weekly Alder Creek Farm Community Garden. Work Parties – Tuesdays, 10 am â€“ 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 weâ€™re all about, are welcome. Please call Madeline Gobel, 503 325-3330.
BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION & SUPPORT. La Leche Leagueâ€™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.
Slug Soup. Art for Young People with Unique Tastes – Childrenâ€™s Art Day Camp. June 27 â€“ July 1. 10am â€“ 2pm at Nestucca Junior/Senior High School in Cloverdale. Contact: Kim Cavatorta 503-392-4581
Beach Art. June 27 â€“ July 1. New projects each day. Stepping stones, garden flags & beads, Beach find art, paint brush handle art, notecards, memory book, and homemade ice cream. $12/day or $50 for the week. 10am â€“ 1:30pm, lunch included. At the Bay City Arts Center. 503-377-9620
Spend the Week Outdoors at Nature Adventure Camp & Naturalist Survival Camp
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
July 11-15 & July 18-22
Campers can choose from TWO exciting camps in Summer 2011 as educators from the Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park join together to explore the areaâ€™s trails, water and animals.
Nature Adventure Camp, held July 11-15, features a weekâ€™s worth of adventures at the park and nearby, as well as an overnight in Fort Clatsop! Nature Adventure Camp is open to students entering fourth grade through sixth grade. The cost is $125.
Naturalist Survival Camp, held July 18-22, takes campers on the water and to the woods, deep into the park and other sites, as they explore and practice skills to survive and thrive in nature, including an overnight camping trip at the beach. This camp is open to students entering seventh and eighth grades. The cost is $135.
Hours for both camps are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. For the Thursday overnights, drop off is at 9 a.m. Thursday and pickup is at 11 a.m. Friday. Enrollment for both camps is limited and scholarships are available.
The registration deadline for both camps is July 1. To register, visit www.lcrep.org. For more information, please call Annie Kleffner at (503) 226-1565, Ext. 225. You can also find out more by calling (503) 861-4422.