Network/Community Listings – January 2012


Create a Winter Holiday Centerpiece. Create a holiday arrangement. Bring a waterproof bowl, up to eight inches across, no larger, as well as any ornaments or candles you would like in your arrangement. The program takes place after the library closes and no other library services will be available. Registration required. Free, 3 – 5pm at the Timberland Library in South Bend, WA (360) 875-5532

Introduction to Family History. Held on 4 consecutive Tuesdays, starting January 10. Family History can be many things, from “I just want to put a scrapbook together of these old photos” to a scholarly text with footnotes and charts, to a novelized version of an ancestor’s life story. Classes will include: Discussions on how to begin; how to organize files and protect documents; research ideas on vital records, courthouse trips and online resources; how to keep track of your family and research either by hand or computer. $40, 2 – 3:30pm on January 10, 17, 24, and 31. At the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

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 Namasté. 10-week Winter 2012 Term starts January 2, 2012. Students can join any time. First class is FREE for new students. We are currently recruiting students for ALL classes, particularly for the Intermediate (Level II/III) class meeting Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 6:15 a.m. This is a challenging class for already physically fit individuals (great for people in the Coast Guard, runners etc.) not necessarily experienced yogis, but people who welcome a CONSISTENT, DEMANDING, TRANSFORMING practice guided by innovative, quality instruction. Our most popular class, Beginner Yoga (Level I/II) meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:30 a.m. This class is great for people who are avid walkers or who have been keeping physically fit in their daily lives. Yoga provides an opportunity to keep flexible, maintain core strength and exposes them to a fun, challenging yet relaxing experience they otherwise would not get. Flow Yoga (focus is on the breath and the cardiovascular system) meets Saturday at 9:30 a.m. This is when yoga meets Rock’n Roll. One hour and a half of continuous movement. Be ready to sweat and have FUN. ALL classes incorporate the Five Tibentan Rites, a series of exercises with mystical, age-reversing properties. For more information about class details go to: or call: 503 440 9761.about class details go to: or call: 503 440 9761.

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, Check web for class schedule updates. Email, website 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.

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 LONG BEACH. Kenpo Karate for Adults, Tuesdays @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Long Beach Grange, 5715 Sandridge Rd, Long Beach WA.Also at the Grange, KENPO Karate for Kids, Mondays @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm, and free KENPO Open practice, every Saturday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Class tuition is $40.00/mo. Inquire for a free introductory class / sign up: Phone: 360-665-0860.See us on video at:

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


ACIM (A Course in Miracles) study group is forming in Astoria. All levels of Course study welcome. Format promises to be casual yet informative. For more information contact:

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.


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.

SOLVE IT EARTH DAY is accepting applications from volunteer leaders for project support on our annual Earth Day event, SOLVE IT presented by Portland General Electric. SOLVE IT events will take place across the state on Saturday, April 21st from 9am-1pm; teachers are encouraged to involve their students in service-learning activities any time between April 14th and April 28th. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 31st.

This is your opportunity to become a SOLVE project leader and to apply for assistance for your local volunteer project as part of Earth Day. SOLVE provides free project planning assistance and training, event flyers and pre-event publicity, online volunteer registration, and cleanup project supplies. SOLVE also has a limited number of small grants of up to $100 for reimbursement of qualifying project expenses.

SOLVE IT provides volunteer opportunities to take care of our parks, waterways and neighborhoods by picking up trash, pulling invasive weeds, planting trees and other watershed enhancement activities. Last year, SOLVE IT projects took place at over 200 sites across Oregon and involved 7,500 volunteers of all ages. “SOLVE IT offers a great opportunity to make a positive impact on the places we love,” said Rachael Pecore, SOLVE Program Coordinator.

Visit to apply online (SOLVE IT Application) or call SOLVE for a hard copy form at 503-844-9571 or 1-800-333-SOLV (toll-free in Oregon).


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 Lunch Bunch for February will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 12:30 PM at the Gearhart Junction Cafe, 3350 N Hwy 101 (at the light in Gearhart). The Theme: Valentines-Show ‘n Tell. Sample Menu Items: Homemade Clam Chowder or Chili (cup $4.59 or bowl 5.59); Hamburgers $5.99. All ENCORE members and guests are invited to this no-host event. Nancy Anderson, Lunch Bunch Coordinator pro tem.

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.


Healthy Kids is Oregon’s newly expanded no-cost and low-cost health coverage program for uninsured kids and teens up to 19 years of age. Healthy Kids offers comprehensive coverage. No family makes too much money for Healthy Kids. For assistance contact Judi Mahoney (503) 358-2333, or via email at:

TILLAMOOK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER Annual Meeting and Dinner will be held Monday, January 23 at the United Methodist Church. The meal will be catered by Jennifer Murphy (formerly Sugar Bean Restaurant) Several speakers from around the county have agreed to share some stories. Socializing begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6 p.m. If you have any suggestions regarding new board members, please let us know! Election of 2012 officers takes place at this meeting. Let Sally Rissel know of anyone you would recommend, including yourself! Thank you. Cost of the meal is $15.00 with proceeds going towards the community projects of the Historical Society. You do not need to be a member of the Historical Society to attend the event. RSVP dinner via email: Sally at or phone: Minshalls at 503-392-3984 or Diane Colcord at 503-815-8477.


PilgrimageSix-Week “World Religion” Book Club
An exploration of pilgrimage as a spiritual way of life in the 21st century

Tuesday evenings, 7PM
January 24—February 28, 2012

Book–“Pilgrimage: A Spiritual and Cultural Journey”, by Ian Bradley (Oxford, England: Lion, 2009), $29.95

Explore pilgrimage as an ancient and contemporary practice and a metaphor for life through stories, photos and lives of those who have “set their hearts on pilgrimage”.

Moderator: David Robinson has lived in Cannon Beach since 1993. He is pastor of Community Presbyterian Church. He also is active in the community as a member of the Seaside School Board, and on the Coaster Theater stage. David is author of three books on Benedictine spirituality

Location: Cannon Beach Library; located at 131 N. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, Oregon