network. Community Listings April 2012

Animal Communication for Beginners. March 12. With Lisa Fraser. Learn the basics of beginning animal communication as we all have this ability. Students are asked to bring a photo of their living animal (or one they know well). Please make sure the photo has good visibility of the animal’s eyes. This class is recommended for those who wish to understand their animal friend better. $30, 6:30 – 8pm at Tolovana Hall in Cannon Beach. Pre-register with instructor by email:


TAROT CLASSES – FREE. Join us for free classes to learn how to read tarot cards., at Godfather’s Bookstore. Judith Davis has be en reading tarot cards for forty years and will even help you pick out a deck if you don’t have one yet! Classes will begin on March 4th from 2pm-4pm and continue on Sundays (2-4pm). We are located at 1108 Commercial Street in Astoria, Or.

ACTING/SCENE STUDY CLASS. Sundays, starting March 4. With George Dzundza. Students must be at least 18 years of age due to the potential of adult subject matter. Students will be asked to perform prepared scenes in the class. They will be instructed on how to elevate their performances and acquire the tools of a basic acting technique. They will be able to use that technique in any future performances. Work on a variety of guided scenes and experiences will sharpen their acting skills. Everyone performs. Students will learn by doing, but they will also learn by watching how their fellow students grow and progress. The hope is to produce dedicated, independent and confident theater people. $5 per session, 2 – 5pm at the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. 503-842-5566 to register.

THE REPURPOSE WORKSHOP. Tuesday, April 17. Join Christina Miller for a series of workshops designed to recycle your tired togs into new favorites. This week, “Tee Scarves.” Recycle all those T-shirts you don’t wear anymore to make a cute, comfy scarf. Bring a T-shirt you don’t wear anymore, but of a color you still love. No sewing. All ages are welcome; children younger than 10 should be accompanied by a helpful adult. Free, 3:30pm at the Timberland Library in Naselle, WA

NEIGHBORHOOD EMERGENCY TEAM TRAINING. Saturday, April 21. Participants in this workshop will gain the tools, skills and materials to organize their family and immediate neighbors for better resiliency during and following an emergency event, whether a severe storm, an earthquake, tsunami, fire, health threat, or even a prolonged power outage. $15 materials fee. 10am – noon at Rm 310 in Towler Hall at CCC in Astoria. Register at 503-338-2408

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

Toddler Arts Group. Every Wednesday 10 to 11am –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. Yoga Namasté invites you to spring into Spring by offering 2 FREE yoga classes during the month of March. Treat yourself to an hour of simple Hatha Yoga at the Yoga Namasté studio on 342 10th Street in downtown Astoria. This is yoga for everyone, all levels are welcome. Equipment is furnished, so bring yourself and a friend and explore this ancient art of yoga with us on Tuesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 29 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The 10-week Spring term will start Monday, March 26 and end June 2, 2012. Level 1-2 classes meet Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:30 a.m. and Level 2-3 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:15 a.m. Vinyasa or Yoga Flow class meets Saturday at 9:30 a.m. All classes are 90 minutes long. Todd Jackson, a master teacher from Portland Yoga Arts, will return to our studio May 18-20, 2012 to teach a 10-hour yoga workshop. This has been a very popular workshop and early registration is encouraged. Please consult our website for details or call Ute Swerdloff at 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.

WALK WITH EASE. Tuesdays & Thursdays through May 31. This structured walking program will be taught by Kay Bunnell and offers support, information and tools to help develop successful exercise routines for people with or without arthritis. Field trips are planned. Monthly cost is $24 with resident’s card, $36 for nonresidents, free for ages 60 and older. 1:30 – 2:30pm at the Broadway Playing Field in Seaside

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 • Bay City Arts Center. Classed with Michelle Lawhorn – Mon & Thurs 6pm. $5 per class.

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.

FREE AQUANASTICS CLASS. At KOA in Warrenton. This class is being offered to adults, men and women, 50 years or older, on Monday, March 19, from 10 to 11 AM at the KOA heated, indoor pool, at 1100 Ridge Road, across from Fort Stevens State Park entrance. For directions call (503) 861 2606 or (800) 562 8506. WATER IS TERRIFIC! It’s stimulating, therapeutic, exhilarating, and equalizing. It’s just plain fun! This class will be lead by Kathleen Hudson, a water exercise professional with certification from the American Red Cross water safety program and the Arthritis Aquatic Training program.

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

TAI CHI AND STRETCHING. At Waves of Change in Astoria. M-W 9-10 AM—Yang Style Short Form, M-W-F 10-11 AM—Gentle Stretching, TU/TH 10-11 AM—Tai Chi for Energy,TU/TH 530-630 PM—All Style Practice,TU/TH 630-730 PM—Beginning Tai Chi. Sign Up Today!Class size limited.Tai Chi Fee: $40. Classes meet twice a week for 4 weeks. Stretching Class Fee: $60. Meets 3 times a week. Private lessons available $25/hrDrop In rate for stretching class $8. Classes start week of April 1st Call 503-338-9921 to register today. Angela Sidlo/Katie Hellberg instructors.1004 Marine Drive

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:

HIKE THE NORTH OREGON COAST WITH ANGORA HIKING CLUB. This year the Angora Hiking Club will be leading 8 hikes that will cover the 64.4 miles of the north portion of the Oregon Coast Trail. These hikes are open to the community, and we encourage you to join us for one or all of the walks. If you have questions about this program, contact Arline LaMear, 503-338-6883. Car shuttles will begin at the Basin St. parking lot across Basin St. from Astoria KFC. Walkers should gather there by 9 a.m. for the March, April, May and June hikes. The remaining hikes, July, August, September, and October will begin at 8 a.m. to allow extra time for the longer drives to the walk start points. A record book is available for $2 in which to record the eight legs of the North Oregon Coast Trail. Upon completion of all eight hikes, participants will receive a certificate. If you are interested in receiving one of the record books, please call 503-338-6883 so we will know how many to have on hand.


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.

INTERFAITH GATHERING. ALL Paths / Faiths WELCOME. Please Join Columbia Shores Interfaith Gathering on the FIRST Sunday of EACH MONTH. We meet at the Naselle Library Community Room in Naselle, WA (just over the bridge from Astoria) at 11AM. All Paths / Faiths Welcome. Enjoy a short scenic drive and a soul refreshing gathering of like-minded souls. We offer “simple wisdom for complicated times”. Please visit us on the web at : Questions?? Please email us at CSINTERFAITH@ACTIVIST.COM We wish you deep peace…

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.


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.

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:


PANCAKE BREAKFAST. All-you-can-eat, at the Bay City Arts Center. Every Sunday. 8am to noon. $5/adults, $4 members. Kids 1/2 price. Sausage, beans, salsa, fruit and yogurt, juice and tea.