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NETWORK

COMMUNITY LISTINGS

WORKSHoPS/ClASSeS

AUTOMATIC
DRAWING. Friday, October 5. Don Copper will be leading participants in a
workshop exploring the automatic drawing process, which is (as stated
by the Surrealists)spontaneous, improvisational drawing without
objective goals or intent. By beginning with random gesture and drawing
only in spontaneous response to marks made on the paper, one can learn
to create from a more subconscious source. The process is intended to
free creative energy from the intellectual demands of accurate
reproduction and purely technical drafting skills, focusing rather on
imagination and visceral response to the unexpected. 10am – 3pm at the
Art Center at CCC in Astoria. FMI: contact Kristen Shauck , kshauck@clatsopcc.edu

MEDITATION
AND PAINTING. Thursdays, September 6 – 27. With Glenna Gray. A series
of four quiet mornings of meditation, refl ection, and silent painting.
The paintings will be your private response to the reading and
meditation. Neither experience with meditation nor painting is
necessary. All supplies will be furnished. $20, includes all supplies.
9:30am – 12:30pm at the Center for Contemplative Arts in Manzanita. To
register, email Jan Tarr at tarrac@q.com

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.

WRITING
WORKSHOPS. Creative Journeys with Gail Balden will continue her 2012
Summer Series of one-day creative writing workshops at the Center for
Contemplative arts in Manzanita, Oregon. August 18, Sharing with the
World. This workshop will foster the idea of starting small when it
comes to putting your work into the world. Writers have more
opportunities than ever to share their work through e-books, zines,
e-readers and on-demand publishing. Figure out what’s best for you and
how to self-promote. Workshops meet from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and cost $50
each. Class size is limited to a small group. To reserve a space in each
class, send a $30 deposit (50% of which is nonrefundable if student
cancels) to Gail Balden, 41500 Anderson Road, Nehalem, OR 97131. For
more information on Gail’s workshops, see www.creativejourneys.net or contact Gail at 503-368-7807 or gail@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.

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.

BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS

YOGA
Namaste – Fall Classes. Walk ins welcome. Join session anytime. Classes
avail. all times/all levels. NEW! COMMUNITY YOGA MONDAY 5:15 p.m. A 60
minute entry-level “yoga-fi t” class suited for people with a low to
moderate fi tness level. No prior yoga experience necessary.
Introduction to basic yoga poses. This is NOT a remedial or therapeutic
yoga class. NEW! COMMUNITY YOGA WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. A 60 minute “yoga fi t”
class designed for people with a moderate to advanced fi tness level or
with at least 1 year of Yoga practice. Easy backbends and supported
inversion poses are added to the basics. Students should expect a
challenging “workout” leaving them invigorated. Established in 2003,
Yoga Namaste’ is Astoria’s original yoga studio and has, once again,
been voted “Best Yoga Studio”. Located in Downtown Astoria, Yoga
Namaste’ is a studio fi lled with warmth, light, and quality yoga
equipment available for your use. VISIT www.yoganam.com or CALL (503)440-9761 for full details of all offerings, schedules and fees.

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 lotusyoga@live.com,
website www. lotusyogaonline.com Yoga/Private Instruction. Private
Individual Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga instruction with certifi ed,
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 serraphon@msn.com.

WAVES
OF CHANGE. Tai Chi and Stretching Classes. M-W-F 9-10 AM— Advanced
Stretching with Light Wt. Training $60. M-W-F 10-11 AM- Gentle
Stretching with Light Resistance Training $60. M/W 530-630 PM—Gentle
Stretch $40. TU/TH 830-930 AM—Qi Gong $40. TU/TH 10-11 AM—Tai Chi All
Style $40. TU/TH 530- 630 PM—Tai Chi All Style $40. Private lessons
available $25/hr, Drop In rate for stretching class $8. Classes start
week of October 1st. Call 503-338-9921 to register today. Angela Sidlo,
instructor. Katie Hellberg, instructor. Linda Williamson, instructor.
1004 Marine Drive, Astoria in Astoria’s Historic Underground.

ECSTATIC
DANCE. Ecstatic, trance, yogic, spirit fi lled), 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 www.gearhartworkout.com 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, Oct 3,2012, 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 certifi cation 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. New Tai Chi Classes forming the fi rst week of each
month (am and pm times available) AtWavesOf Change 1002 Marine Drive in
Astoria. Also gentle stretching classes and light resistance training.
Sat May 19 – Reiki Level 1 class 9 am – 3 pm, Sat June 2nd Aromatherapy
Spa Party 2 pm, Sat June 23 Intro to Aromatherapy (Level 1) 9 am – 4
pmCall for details 503.338.9921

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 vingtsunmc@hotmail.com

LEARN
SELF DEFENSE IN LONG BEACH. Kenpo Karate for Adults, WEEKLY KENPO
KARATE CLASS every Tuesday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm open to all.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: jbgroove2@ crescomm.net Phone: 360-665-0860.See us on video at: www.YouTube.com/Jon- BelcherKenpo

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 certifi cate. 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.

SPIRITUALITY

COLUMBIA
RIVER MEDITATION GROUP. Sponsored by Great Vow Monastery. Meets ever
Wednesday in the FLag Room of the Public LIbrary. Time: 5:45 – 6:55. All
are welcome to practice – quiet setting and slow walking meditation.
Local contact: Ron Maxted – 503.338.9153. email: ronmaxted@wwestsky.net

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.

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.

VOLUNTEER

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.

MEETINGS

fENCORE
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 gettogethers 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 & SUP- PORT. 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.

NOTICES

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: judimahoney@yahoo.com

EVENTS

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 ,
slasa, fruit and yogurt, juice and tea.


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: lisafraserac@gmail.com

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

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 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 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.

BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS

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 www.yoganam.com 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 lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com 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 serraphon@msn.com.

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 www.gearhartworkout.com 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 vingtsunmc@hotmail.com

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: jbgroove2@crescomm.net Phone: 360-665-0860.See us on video at: www.YouTube.com/JonBelcherKenpo

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.

SPIRITUALITY

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 : csinterfaith.spruz.com 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.

VOLUNTEER

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.

Meetings

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.

NOTICES

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: judimahoney@yahoo.com

Events

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.


Network/Community Listings – January 2012

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

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 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 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.

BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS

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: www.yoganam.com or call: 503 440 9761.about class details go to: www.yoganam.com 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 lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com 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 serraphon@msn.com.

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: 4lsanderlin@gmail.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 • 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 • 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 vingtsunmc@hotmail.com

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: jbgroove2@crescomm.net Phone: 360-665-0860.See us on video at: www.YouTube.com/JonBelcherKenpo

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

SPIRITUALITY

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: awhitman08@gmail.com.

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. www.centerforspiritualliving.org 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.

VOLUNTEER

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 www.solv.org 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).

Meetings

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.

NOTICES

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: judimahoney@yahoo.com.

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 heronlanding@oregoncoast.com or phone: Minshalls at 503-392-3984 or Diane Colcord at 503-815-8477.


 

PilgrimageSix-Week “World Religion” Book Club
PILGRIMAGE: A SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL JOURNEY
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


Network Community Listings – October 2011

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

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 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 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.

BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS

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: www.yoganam.com 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 serraphon@msn.com.

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 lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com 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: 4lsanderlin@gmail.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 • 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 • 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 disciples as well. Matthew Crim vingtsunmc@hotmail.com.

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: jbgroove2@crescomm.net Phone: 360-665-0860.

See us on video at: www.YouTube.com/JonBelcherKenpo

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

SPIRITUALITY

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. www.centerforspiritualliving.org 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.

VOLUNTEER

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 kmace@nehalemtel.net 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.

MEETINGS

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 pduncan@clatsopcc.edu

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.

BAKE SALE the Women’sAuxiliary of the Cannon Beach Legion will hold its annual craft bazaar and bake sale on Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th, 2011. The event will be held in the Cannon Beach elementary school gymnasium, 268 Beaver Street, at the north end of town. This year’s event is greatly enlarged over previous years, and features more than 30 new and returning artisants, plus pies, cookies, cakes, and an assortment of donated gifts (melas, motel nights, etc.) from local ;businesses. Crafts include jewelry, fused glass, wood craft, pottery, beaded jackets, ukrainian eggs, bonsai trees, quilted items, soaps and candles, garden art, wooden toys, bird houses, paintings, and Christmas ornaments.The annual craft-and-bake sale is the auxiliary’s fund-raiser for the four Veteran’s hospitals in Oregon.

ANGORA HIKING CLUB Wednesday, November 2, 2011, the Angora Hiking Club will be taking a walk on the Hammond-Warrenton Trail along the Columbia River. This portion of the trail is a very gentle, level, scenic hike. The starting place is at the Interpretive Center in Warrenton, at the corner of Main Street and Warrenton Drive at 1 PM. The walk will proceed West along the trail, to the Warrenton Fiber Company’s chipping mill, where a short , guided tour of this facility will be given. The hikers will then proceed West to the Point Adams Research Station which now houses NOAA’s Fisheries research facility. A staff member will give a short discussion of the Station’s current activities followed by a Q & A. All who wish may then proceed to the South Jetty restaurant, 1050 Pacific Drive, Hammond, (503) 861-3547, for refreshments, or hike or ride back (in a shuttle) to their cars at the Interpretive center.If you have questions about this hike, please call Jim or Kathleen, (503) 861-2802, or email khhudson@q.com.


Network Community Listings – Sept 2011

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

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 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 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.

BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS

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: www.yoganam.com 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 serraphon@msn.com.

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 lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com 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: 4lsanderlin@gmail.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 • 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 • 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 vingtsunmc@hotmail.com

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: jbgroove1@juno.com 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 www.angorahikingclub.org. 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 khhudson@q.com.

SPIRITUALITY

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. www.centerforspiritualliving.org 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.

VOLUNTEER

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 kmace@nehalemtel.net 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.

MEETINGS

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 pduncan@clatsopcc.edu

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.


Peace RocksPEACE ROCKS!

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.


Network Community Listings – August 2011

Kayaking at Lewis and Clark National Park
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park Offers Free Paddle Tours

Take some time this summer to explore your National Park from the water. Glide through history on the Lewis and Clark River. Watch bald eagles soar overhead. Listen to ducks discuss the daily events.

Free ranger-led paddle tours will occur THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY starting July 1 and will run through Labor Day. Launch times will vary each day depending on the tides. To find out what time the tours begin, call the reservation line at 503-861-4425 or go online at http://www.nps.gov/lewi and click onto “kayak or canoe tour.”

The park provides canoes and kayaks, paddles, and Personal Floatation Devices. Tours are approximately two hours in length. Paddlers will meet at the Netul Landing (south entrance) at the canoe launch area for orientation and tour.The themes of the paddle will vary and include both natural and historical topics. Paddlers should dress for the weather, wear protective clothing for being on the water, and bring water and snacks. Activities can be canceled because of inclement weather.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

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 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 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.

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.


BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS

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 enjoyGENTLE 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 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 serraphon@msn.com.

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 lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com 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:  4lsanderlin@gmail.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 • 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 • 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 vingtsunmc@hotmail.com.

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: jbgroove1@juno.com, 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.


SPIRITUALITY

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.  www.centerforspiritualliving.org 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.


VOLUNTEER

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, kmace@nehalemtel.net, 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.


MEETINGS

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. Bridgewater Bistro  in Astoria will be the location for the August ENCORE Happy Hour (Exploring New Concepts Of Retirement Eduction) is sponsored by Clatsop Community College.  All retired or semi-retired adults are welcome, but must be 50 years old or older, and enjoy intellectual stimulation and an opportunity to meet new friends. ENCORE was started in 2001 for folks who share a love of learning. Some retirement-age people enjoy Crossword puzzles, Sudoku and/or Cryptograms, but this events entertainment is 20 Questions.  The happy hour will be from 4 to 6 PM. on Sunday, August 21 (third Sunday of the month) at Bridgewater Bistro in the Red Building overlooking the Columbia River, 20 Basin Street, Astoria, 503 325-6777. There is an extensive happy hour menu and $1.00 off on drinks.  It is not necessary to have alcohol as a beverage. “Twenty Questions” will be held at 5 PM. and an Astoria Bicentennial prize will be given to the winner.  If you have any questions, please contact Marjie Spence at 503 325-4233 or  for more information about ENCORE please check out www.encorelearn.org.

ELDER ABUSE FORUM. July 26, 4-6pm at the Tillamook County Library.  Elder abuse takes many forms and it is all around us. It may be physical, sexual, emotional or financial. It may involve spouses, families or caregivers. The often unspoken truth is that elder abuse is prevalent in Tillamook County. What are its signs, how can you recognize it and how can we, as individuals and as a community, empower and protect our elders? These will be the topics discussed by Kimberly Theobold of NorthWest Senior & Disability Services during the July forum sponsored by Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center. Theobold’s job is to investigate local cases of elder abuse. What she has to say may surprise or even shock you, but it is a program not to be missed.

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.

TOLOVANA ARTS COLONY SUMMER TERM. Classes started this week and continue through September 3.  Many of the classes are offered for drop in students without pre-registration including. For fullschedule go to: tolovanaartscolony.org.

DANCE AND FITNESS.  for Children, Teens and Adults with Nadine Nordquist; including Adult. Jazz/Tap Workout, Pilates Based Stretch and Tone, and Creative Movement for 4-6 yr. olds.

WRITING. The Tongue Detangled:  Crafting Great Writing with Erin J. Bernard.

DANCE AND FITNESS.  For Teen and Adults with Jocelyn Edelstein; including Strength thru Stretching for Teens, Hip Hop Dance for Teens, Hip Hop Flow for Teens and Adults, and Creative Fusion for Adults.

PRACTICING YOGA AND WRITING WITH INTENTION. Margi Shindler, instuct.  NOTE:  This class is offered Sundays, 7/10, 17 & 31.  Margi is offering a 2 for 1 or $18/class discounted tuition for registration before 7/8.

WORKSHOPS COMING UP:

THAI YOGA. 2 Hour Introductory Workshop on the Ancient Art of Thai Yoga Massage – Melissa Haeckel  7/9 or 8/13

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY IN TOUGH CONDITIONS. Don Frank 7/24 or 8/21

FIBER ARTS. Beginning Wool Spinning/Natural Dyes – TJ Harrison 8/6 & 8/7

All classes and workshops are held at Tolovana Hall, 3779 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR.  Become a TAC member and receive a 10% tuition discount.  Tolovana Arts Colony is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Our goal is to offer a rigorous, intimate and informal setting for students of all ages to pursue their talents, focus their energies and hone their craft.


Network Community Listings – July 2011

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES
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 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 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.

BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS
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 serraphon@msn.com.
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 lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com 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: 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:  4lsanderlin@gmail.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  • 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 • 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.
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: jbgroove1@juno.com 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

SPIRITUALITY
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.  www.centerforspiritualliving.org 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.

VOLUNTEER
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 kmace@nehalemtel.net 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.

MEETINGS
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. McMenamins Sand Trap will be the location for the next Encore Happy Hour.  Encore (Exploring New Concepts Of Retirement Education) is sponsored by Clatsop Community College. Some retired or semi-tired adults like to do Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and Cryptograms, but participants at this event are going to be entertained with “Twenty Questions”. The Happy Hour will be from 4 to 6  PM on Sunday, July 17 (third Sunday of the month) at Sand Trap Pub, in beautiful Gearhart, west on Gearhart Lane from Hwy. 101.  Guests are welcome, must be 50 years old or older, and enjoy intellectual stimulation and an opportunity to meet new friends. Food starts at $1.25 to $4.00, plus ales, beer, wine and well drink at reduced prices. “Twenty Questions” will be held at 5:30 PM and an Astoria Bicentennial prize will be given to the winner. If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Hudson at  (503) 861 2802 or khhudson@q.com.  For more information about Encore please check out www.encorelearn.org.
ELDER ABUSE FORUM. July 26, 4-6pm at the Tillamook County Library.  Elder abuse takes many forms and it is all around us. It may be physical, sexual, emotional or financial. It may involve spouses, families or caregivers. The often unspoken truth is that elder abuse is prevalent in Tillamook County. What are its signs, how can you recognize it and how can we, as individuals and as a community, empower and protect our elders? These will be the topics discussed by Kimberly Theobold of NorthWest Senior & Disability Services during the July forum sponsored by Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center. Theobold’s job is to investigate local cases of elder abuse. What she has to say may surprise or even shock you, but it is a program not to be missed.
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.
TOLOVANA ARTS COLONY SUMMER TERM. Classes started this week and continue through September 3.  Many of the classes are offered for drop in students without pre-registration including. For fullschedule go to: tolovanaarts.org
DANCE AND FITNESS.  for Children, Teens and Adults with Nadine Nordquist; including Adult. Jazz/Tap Workout, Pilates Based Stretch and Tone, and Creative Movement for 4-6 yr. olds.
WRITING. The Tongue Detangled:  Crafting Great Writing with Erin J. Bernard.
DANCE AND FITNESS.  For Teen and Adults with Jocelyn Edelstein; including Strength thru Stretching for Teens, Hip Hop Dance for Teens, Hip Hop Flow for Teens and Adults, and Creative Fusion for Adults.
PRACTICING YOGA AND WRITING WITH INTENTION. Margi Shindler, instuct.  NOTE:  This class is offered Sundays, 7/10, 17 & 31.  Margi is offering a 2 for 1 or $18/class discounted tuition for registration before 7/8.

WORKSHOPS COMING UP:
THAI YOGA. 2 Hour Introductory Workshop on the Ancient Art of Thai Yoga Massage – Melissa Haeckel  7/9 or 8/13
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY IN TOUGH CONDITIONS. Don Frank 7/24 or 8/21
FIBER ARTS. Beginning Wool Spinning/Natural Dyes – TJ Harrison 8/6 & 8/7
All classes and workshops are held at Tolovana Hall, 3779 S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, OR.  Become a TAC member and receive a 10% tuition discount.  Tolovana Arts Colony is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Our goal is to offer a rigorous, intimate and informal setting for students of all ages to pursue their talents, focus their energies and hone their craft.


Network – Community Listings

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

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 – 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 writing–the scene–with Jennifer Lauck who has created a recipe all writers can follow in order to create a juicy, tactile, focused and depth filled scene.   All levels and genres welcome. $50, 10am – 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 “How to Attract Songbirds to Your Backyard” 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 – 2pm at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City.

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 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 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 comments@astorialibrary.org.

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.


BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS

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 serraphon@msn.com.

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 lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com 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: 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: 4lsanderlin@gmail.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 • 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 • 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: jbgroove1@juno.com 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.


SPIRITUALITY

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. www.centerforspiritualliving.org 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.


VOLUNTEER

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, kmace@nehalemtel.net, 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.


MEETINGS

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.


DAY CAMPS

Slug Soup. Art for Young People with Unique Tastes – Children’s Art Day Camp. June 27 – July 1. 10am – 2pm at Nestucca Junior/Senior High School in Cloverdale. Contact: Kim Cavatorta 503-392-4581

Beach Art. June 27 – 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 – 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

L&C CampCampers 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 area’s trails, water and animals.

Nature Adventure Camp, held July 11-15, features a week’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.


Network – Community Listings

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. www.coastwildlife.org. Injured Wildlife HelpLine: (503) 338-0331.

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES
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 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 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 comments@astorialibrary.org.
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 glenna@nehalemtel.net.
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.

BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS
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 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 serraphon@msn.com.
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 lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com 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: 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:  4lsanderlin@gmail.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  • 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 • 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: jbgroove1@juno.com 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.

SPIRITUALITY
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.  www.centerforspiritualliving.org 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.

VOLUNTEER
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 kmace@nehalemtel.net 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.

MEETINGS
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.
TOLOVANA ARTS COLONY
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.


Visiting Professor to Conduct Au Naturel Workshop at CCC

MuhsamThe 5th Annual Au Naturel Exhibition continues at Clatsop Community College through APRIL 14. This year’s juror Jane Beebe, owner and director of PDX Contemporary Art, comes to the mission known for her appreciation of the conceptual edge. Ms. Beebe is one of Portland’s people outstanding in the field of artist and audience development. Each year Au Naturel Executive Director and founder Kristin Shauck seeks to raise the level, and thus far she has been notably successful, in her invitation to prestigious art professionals, and the amazing number of applicants the world wide.

ARMIN MÜHSAM, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, will conduct a workshop entitled “FIGURE DRAWING MATTERS” FROM 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011 in the Drawing and Painting Studio of the Clatsop Community College Art Center. Originally from Romania and educated in Germany as well as in the U.S., Mr. Mühsam has been teaching at Northwest Missouri State University for over a decade. Selected from among hundreds of submissions to exhibit in the Au Naturel competition for three consecutive years, his ink drawing entitled, Erin Seated, is currently on display in this year’s show, and will be on view in the CCC Art Center Gallery through April 14th.

FREE to students enrolled in spring term credit courses at CCC, and open to the public for a $20.00 per person fee. Enrollment is limited, Contact Kristin Shauck at 503-338-2472 or kshauck@clatsopcc.edu.


Network – Community Listings

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES
Beginning Birding Class. Thursday, April 26. Discovery Coast Audubon Education Coordinator Mary Atherton will teach a one-hour Beginning Birding class emphasizing herons. Free, 2pm in the conference room at Lighthouse oceanfront Resort in Long Beach, WA.
Keeping Family Forests & Farms in the Family. part 2. Saturday, April 16, from 9am -2pm at the OSU Extension Center in Astoria. FMI 503-325-8573.
Storytelling Workshop. From Fact to Fiction with author Jane Kirkpatrick. Saturday, April 16. She will talk about facts and fiction and the writer’s craft of weaving them together to tell a good story. Registration forms at http://hoffmanblog.org/manzanita-writers-series/. Workshops-2011-2 $25, 2-4pm at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.
Photoshop for Photographers. LightBox Photographic will offer an 8 week course starting Tuesday, May 10 and continuing until June 28, 2011. 90 minute sessions begin at 6:30pm with time for review. Classes are limited to 15 students. Cost is $299.00 LightBox will offer a four week class in PowerPoint starting in June. The workshop is designed for the serious beginning and intermediate and will cover practical skills needed to use the application. instructor Tom Dickerson, photographer, graphic design- er and image maker will help you to fully understand the use of Photoshop application. Call LightBox to reserve: 503.468.0328, info@lightbox-photgraphic.com.
FREE WORKSHOP DEMOS MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010. With the latest software release of Microsoft’s office 2010, the Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Clatsop Economic Development Resources and Microsoft to bring a free workshop to businesses and individuals interested in learning about the changes and new features before purchasing. Attendees will learn about the newest release and how it differs from 2007 and 2003 versions, how it may maximize production
and whether it is a wise technology investment. The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12th, 8am to 10am at the Holiday Inn Express in Astoria. Business owner Jane Francis of Personal Computer Training will facilitate the workshop. Microsoft has provided door prizes, and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public and reservations are required due to space limitations by calling Rose Alsbury at the Astoria Warrenton Chamber, 503.325.6311 or by email to rose@oldoregon.com.
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.
LIFE DRAWING. Every Wednesday, 3-5pm, The Alabaster Jar, 1184 Commercial St, Astoria 503-325-8632.
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 comments@astorialibrary.org.
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 glenna@nehalemtel.net.
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.


BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS
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 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 serraphon@msn.com.
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.
Tsunami Dance. SUNDAY SANCTUARY – A class to celebrate and explore body, mind, and spirit within our dance, 6 to 8 pm. Free-form dance. Arrive at 6pm for a half hour of meditation before moving into an hour of dance. drop-in as you wish at $12 per class. FMI: Contact: Lisa (lisa@theplayfulspirit.com, 503-860-7711). At Lotus Yoga Studio, 1230 Marine Dr. in Astoria. Begins August 15.
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 Llevel 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 lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com 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: 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: 4lsanderlin@gmail.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 • 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 • 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 fami- lies 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.
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: jbgroove1@juno.com, 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.


SPIRITUALITY
Art as Soul Encounter. Saturday, April 23. Taught by Amy Livingstone. Workshop participants will: reclaim art as your sacred inheritance; cultivate mystical awareness by taking time to slow down and reconnect with the wonder and awe of creation; practice simple ways to break open your hearts through deep listening and expressing through art process; allow for the expression of both light and dark; look at ways your creativity can be of service to the world. 10am – 4:30pm at Ruby Too Art Studio in nehalem. For more information or to sign up contact Glenna Gray, 503-368-3739 or glenna@nehalemtel.net.
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. www.centerforspiritualliving.org 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.


VOLUNTEER
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.


MEETINGS
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.


GET ‘ER DONE!
ASTORIA DOWNTOWN CLEAN-UP DAY APRIL 17. ADHDA Downtown Clean-Up Day is Sunday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and is looking for volunteers, in preparation for the Astoria Sunday Market, tourist season and the Astoria Bicentennial Celebration opening events. All necessary cleaning supplies and lunch will be provided to volunteers. If you are interested in participating in this community event please contact Blaire Buergler at 503.791.7940 or blaire@astoriadowntown.com.
FREE DUMP DAY. in conjunction with the Downtown Clean-Up Day, the 2011 Spring Community Clean-Up Event is also scheduled for Sunday, April 17 at the Astoria Transfer Station. This is the day residential trash is accepted at no charge (certain restrictions apply). The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the transfer station on Williamsport Road. The event is open only to residents within Astoria city limits who are Western Oregon Waste customers. Everyone is encouraged to help to make our City more attractive. Clean your yards, sidewalks, and pick up trash – anything to help clean up our City.
SHRED IT. In addition to Sunday’s events, Clatsop Coin, Clatsop Community Bank, Knutsen insurance, and TC Home Furnishings are sponsoring a community “Shred-It” event on Saturday, April 16. There will be a SHRED-IT truck outside of the Astoria Branch of Clatsop Community Bank in downtown Astoria between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This is an opportunity to properly dispose of any documents that contain personal information. There is a suggested $5 donation per “banker box” or large trash bag. Volunteers are needed to help with this event as well.
Rummage Sale Astoria Middle School. There will be a rummage sale at Astoria Middle School on Saturday and Sunday April 16-17, to benefit – and held by – the students going on the New York/Washington DC trip this June. Saturday’s hours will be between 9am and 5pm; Sunday’s, between 10am and 3pm. If you’ve done your spring cleaning and need to get rid of some items we would be happy to take your donations for the sale. items in bags and boxes will be taken the week of April 11-15; large items can be taken after 5pm on Friday, April 15. Come and support these students in their efforts to defray the cost of the trip, drop some stuff, and rummage through looking for treasures! For more information, call Matthew Hensley at Astoria Middle school:  503-325-4331.


Network – Community Listings

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES

FREE WORKSHOP DEMOS MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010. With the latest software release of Microsoft’s Office 2010, the Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce is partner- ing with Clatsop Economic Development Resources and Microsoft to bring a free workshop to businesses and individuals interested in learning about the changes and new features before purchasing. Attendees will learn about the newest release and how it differs from 2007 and 2003 versions, how it may maximize production and whether it is a wise technology investment. The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12th, 8am to 10am at the Holiday Inn Express in Astoria. Business owner Jane Francis of Personal Computer Training will facilitate the workshop. Microsoft has provided door prizes, and refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public and reservations are required due to space limitations by calling Rose Alsbury at the Astoria Warrenton Chamber, 503.325.6311 or by email to rose@ oldoregon.

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.

PRACTICAL FRENCH. In this Practical French class you will learn key words and expressions and important phrases to get by using transportation, in markets, restaurants, at theaters and when attending other entertainment events. Gretchen Counsman, instructor, has designed the content of the course for various levels of French language learners. Four Tuesdays, September 7 through 28, from 5:30PM – 7:30PM at the Rockaway Community Center, Hwy 101 N. Rockaway. Class cost is $41. Those who are interested in taking this class should sign up as soon as possible by calling Tillamook Bay Community College at 503-842-8222, EXT 0; TOLL FREE 888-306-8222, EXT 0.

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. LIFE DRAWING. Every Wednesday, 3-5pm, The Alabaster Jar, 1184 Commercial St, Astoria 503-325-8632

French Conversation Group Re-Start. The group is de- voted 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, starting Saturday, June 5. 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.

CREATIVE WRITING CLASS. For Senior Adults and Those Who Love Them. Necanicum Village Senior Living Com- munity in Seaside, Oregon, will be holding a six-week Cre- ative Writing class, beginning Wednesday, June 30, 2PM to 3:30 PM at 2500 S. Roosevelt Drive, Seaside. This class will be ongoing six-week sessions and will be comprised of residents of Assisted Living at Necanicum Village and citizens of the Seaside area communities who would like to participate. The instructor is Robin Adair, who has over 20 years experience teaching Creative Writing. The cost is $55 for each six-week session. Please contact Deborah, Community Sales Manager, at Necanicum Village, phone number 503-738-0900 by Monday, June 28, 2010, to register or for questions.

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

LA LECHE LEAGUE OF ASTORIA. Our Meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 am, in the Parenting Classroom # 205 at Gray School, 785 Alameda, Astoria April15, Weaning: Four Chambers of the Heart, May 20 Great Expectations: Breastfeeding Benefits Everyone; June 17 Realistic Expectations: A New Baby in Your Family; July15 What to Expect: The Normal Course of Breastfeeding; August 19 New Beginnings: Baby’sFirst Foods. Accredited La Leche League Leaders: Liz Pietila @ 861-2050 or Janet Weidman @ 325-1306

Library2Go. Classes will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, in the Flag Room of the Astoria Public Li- brary, 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 comments@ astorialibrary.org.

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 glenna@nehalemtel.net

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.

BODY WORK•YOGA•FITNESS

YOGA NAMASTE. The Fall 2010 Yoga schedule at Yoga Namasté starts October 4 and ends December 18, 2010. 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 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 serraphon@msn.com.

BELLYDANCE. Every Sunday 6pm at The Alabaster Jar, 1184 Commercial St, Astoria 503-325-8632.

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.

Tsunami Dance. SUNDAY SANCTUARY – A class to celebrate and explore body, mind, and spirit within our dance, 6 to 8 pm. Free-form dance. Arrive at 6pm for a half hour of meditation before moving into an hour of dance. Drop-in as you wish at $12 per class. FMI: contact: Lisa (lisa@theplayfulspirit.com, 503-860-7711). At Lotus Yoga Studio, 1230 Marine Dr. in Astoria. Begins August 15.

LOTUS YOGA – NEW LOCATION. 1230 Marine Drive, Downtown Astoria. Specializing in ongoing Evening classes as well as a few new daytime classes starting in November and continuing on a month to month basis. Level 2 FLOW/STRENGTHENING Monday/Wednesday 6:00- 7:15PM. Level 1 BASICS/FOUNDATIONS Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:15 PM. All Level OPEN PRACTICE Friday 6:00-7:30 PM. All Level THERAPEUTIC Friday 9:00-10:00AM. All Level LUNCHTIME CLASS Tuesday 12:20-12:40. All Level GENTLE YIN 1st Wednesday of each month 7:30-8:30PM. Call (503)298-3874, Email lotusyoga@live.com, website www.lotusyogaonline.com for more information.

YOGA NAMASTÉ.The Fall 2010 Yoga schedule at Yoga Namasté starts October 4 and ends December 18, 2010. 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) Mon- days, 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: 4lsanderlin@gmail.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 Instruc- tor: 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 www.gearhartworkout.com 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, Manza- nita: 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 fami- lies 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

Haystack Lectures

First Thursdays of each month in the Cannon Beach Li- brary, 131 N. Hem- lock St., Cannon Beach. 7-8:30pm

• Jan. 6: Katie Voelke, executive director, North Coast Land Conservancy: “The Landscape of the Whale, a Plan for the Greater Ecola Natural Area”

• Feb. 3: Shawn Ste- phensen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Refuge Wildlife Biologist: “Tufted Puffin Monitoring at Haystack Rock”

• March 3: Brandy Bierly Hussa, edu- cator and freelance writer: “Building the Next Generation: Sharing Nature With Young Children”

• April 7: Ramona Radonich, inter- pretive ranger, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: “Survivor: Tidepools”

 

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: jbgroove1@juno.com 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.

SPIRITUALITY

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. www.center- forspiritualliving.org 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.

VOLUNTEER

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.

FOOD ROOTS AND THE TILLAMOOK FARMERS’. Market seek youth and adults who can work 2 or 3 Saturdays be- tween June 20th and September 25th at the Community Table of the Tillamook Farmers’ Market. Youth between the ages of 10-18 are needed to work from 8:00-2:30 while adult shifts are broken into 8:00am-11:00am and 11:30am-2:30pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Food Roots at (503) 842-3154, extension 2, or e-mail Food Roots at volunteer@foodrootsnw.org for an application.

Meetings

ENCORE Retirement Learning Community. Is an as- sociation 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 Com- munity 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.