Network Community Listings – Sept 2011


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

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. t

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 Summer 2011 Yoga schedule at Yoga Namasté starts June 20 and ends August 31, 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/Private Instruction. 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 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.

Chinese Kung Fu. Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Astoria Arts and Movement Center (11th and Harrison). The focus is on two styles; Ving Tsun Kyun and Tai Xu Quan. While both are suitable for self defense Ving Tsun is direct and linear in it’s approach and Tai Xu is circlular. Both are of ancient orgin (Buddhist and Taoist respectivly) and have been developed by nuns and monks, and by lay deciples as well. Matthew Crim

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.

HIKING ADVENTURES. Astoria Parks and Rec. Join us as we explore several popular hiking destinations this summer! Hikes will be led by an experienced guide and will include several popular destinations such as Saddle Mountain. Meeting location and time will be provided at registration. For ages 14 and up! To register call 325-7275. Dates: Saturday July 9, July 23 & Aug. 6

ANGORA HIKING CLUB. Saturday, Sept. 17, Angora Hiking club will be taking a bike hike. The meeting place is at the West mooring basin, next to Kentucky fried Chicken on Marine Drive in Astoria at 9:30 AM. promptly. Car pooling will be arranged and then drive to WESTPORT, Or on Hwy 30 to depart on the 10:15 ferry. This Wahkiakum County ferry is the last operating toll passenger ferry on the lower Columbia River and upriver link to the Columbia-Pacific Scenic Drive Loop. It operates 7 days/week and departs from Westport 15 minutes past the hour. Bikers are $2.00. foot traffic $1.00 and cars $5.00, each way. There are restrooms on the ferry to PUGET ISLAND and restrooms and a picnic area at the Puget Island ferry landing. It takes about 15 minutes to cross and the ferry departs from Puget Island on the hour, from 5 AM to 10 PM daily. It is not necessary to be a member of the club to participate, for more information about the club check out Dues are only $7.00 a year. Bikers are required to provide their own bike, helmet, car carrier, water and a lunch. There are no food stores on the island. Estimated return time is about 2:00 PM. It is a very gentle, level scenic ride around the island. If you have questions please call Jim or Kathleen Hudson 503 861-2802, or


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. Aletha Westerbeerg, 503-325-4325.

Encore Happy Hour. The happy hour will be from 4 to 6 PM. on Sunday, September 18 (third Sunday of the month). The Lightship Restaurant, accessible by elevator in the Adrift Hotel, is located at 409 Sid Snyder Drive, Long Beach, WA, 360 642-3252. We will gather in a separate bar area with an ocean view for our ENCORE Happy Hour. We will be able to order from either the lunch or pub grub menu. It is not necessary to have alcohol as a beverage. The Humphreys’ puppets will introduce “20 Questions,” with a Shakespearian theme, at 5 PM. A copy of Rex Ziak’s great book, “In Full View” will be the winner’s prize. If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Humphreys at 360 642-1301School Days is the theme for the ENCORE Lunch Bunch to be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 12:30 PM at the Rogue Nation, Hanthorn Cannery Pier, 100 39th Street, Astoria OR. All members and guests are invited to this no-host event. (You could catch the trolley at noon (sharp!) at the West End Mooring Basin stop just for fun and arrive at 39th in time for lunch. (Trolley fare is $1 one way or $2 all day.) Questions: Aletha Westerberg, 503-325-4315.

School Days is the theme for the ENCORE Lunch Bunch to be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 12:30 PM at the Rogue Nation, Hanthorn Cannery Pier, 100 39th Street, Astoria OR. All members and guests are invited to this no-host event. (You could catch the trolley at noon (sharp!) at the West End Mooring Basin stop just for fun and arrive at 39th in time for lunch. (Trolley fare is $1 one way or $2 all day.) Questions: Aletha Westerberg, 503-325-4315

ENCORE (Experience New Concepts of Retirement Education) is an organization that provides its members with interesting classes, field trips, and social events for people 50 years old or older. It is sponsored by Clatsop Community College in conjunction with its Education for Life section. Members decide what they want to learn, how they want to learn it, put on their own classes, have guest speakers, and keep their minds active. For further information about ENCORE, please contact Paula Duncan, College Liason, 503-338-2408 or email

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 FOR FURTHER INFO, PLEASE CONTACT JANET WEIDMAN @ 503-325-1306 OR LIZ PIETILA @ 503-861-2050.


To celebrate The International Day of Peace, the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum will offer the opportunity to paint “Peace Rocks!” at the museum on Saturday, September 17.

Participants will be given the opportunity to select a rock, decorate it with peace-related words and/or symbols and take it with them. The rocks can then be given to friends, family members or neighbors on September 21st , which is the International Day of Peace.

Paints and rocks will be supplied, but those wishing to paint a special rock of their own are invited to bring their personal rocks to the museum to decorate as well. The painting workshop is free and will be on a drop-in basis from 10 AM to 2 PM, and will be supervised by museumvolunteers. Children and adults of all ages are welcome to participate. For more information, call 503-842-4553.