Nehalem Bay Area Three Gift Fairs

LAST yEAR, three Nehalem Bay area organizations experimented with publicizing and coordinating their holiday gift fairs. It was such a success, they’re doing it again on Saturday, December 1.

Great lunches will be available. The Nehalem Methodist Church is hosting its 42nd annual Chowder and Pie Lunch. The White Clover Grange will offer locally raised sausage and sauerkraut, vegan chili, plus baked goods. The Alternative Gift Market’s several soup and bread options will benefit the North County Food Bank.

You can top off your day by attending the area’s annual holiday party at the Nehalem City Hall. Tickets are $20 each for the buffet dinner and available at Nehalem Lumber, the Pizza Garden and Mirror Images. all three bazaars will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Their locations and offerings:

wHITE CLOVER GRANGE, 36585 Hwy 53, about 2 miles east of Hwy 101, landmarked by a humorous cow sculpture, will emphasize locally produced food items including Lance’s Farm Vittles Christmas meats, Tallwoman Tonics herbals, and many varieties of jam, handcrafts, garlic braids, bird houses, plants, and crocheted items produced by Grange members as well as the Rockaway Lioness organization.

To top off the Grange bazaar, a quilt and a leg of lamb basket will be raffled. Proceeds will be used to maintain and improve the historic Grange building, keeping it available for community use.

THE ALTERNATIVE GIFT mARkET, Pine Grove Community Center, 225 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, provides a different direction in meaningful holiday giving. Shoppers make a contribution to any of a large variety of local nonprofits or worldwide projects. They then receive a gift card (one for each donation) to give friends and loved ones to let them know a gift was made in their name to a cause that will benefit others. Local groups represented include Lower Nehalem Watershed Council, CASA, Food Roots, Lower Nehalem Community Trust, CartM, Fire Mountain School, and Rinehart Clinic.

In 2010, two-thirds of the funds raised were for local nonprofits and one-third for international projects. The Market is sponsored by Fulcrum Community Resources, whose mission is to create sustainability in north Tillamook County. NEHALEm BAy uNITED mETHODIST CHuRCH, 42nd Annual Christmas Bazaar & Clam Chowder Luncheon, 10th & A Streets, Nehalem. This long-running bazaar has several traditional components including a “boutique” of hand-made gifts and crafts, Granny’s Attic rummage sale area, potted plants ready for giving, a bakery and candy table, and particularly special, a Kid’s Shopping area, where children can purchase gifts for others at very affordable prices.

All proceeds from the Methodist bazaar go to the church’s charitable work, much of which is right in Tillamook County: Healthy Families, Good News Club, and Marie Mills as well as others in this country and overseas.


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Friday 9

MUSIC Open Mic. 3 – 5pm at the Peninsula Arts Center in Long Beach, WA The Northstar Session. Pop/Rock/Roots Music. No cover, 7pm at the Sand Trap Pub in Gearhart. Lloyd Jones. $5 cover, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita. HAPPENING Ocian in View. This year’s cultural program highlights the historical signifi cance of the newest addition to Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, the Middle Village/Station Camp Unit at McGowan. There will be lectures, presentations, tours, and other events at the Columbia Pacifi c Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA and at other locations. For a complete schedule, visit columbiapacifi Sentimental Journey. Songs & Stories of WWII. Wearing vintage World War 2 military uniforms, singers and will perform a USO-style show. The performance features popular songs of the era matched with stories of Puddicomb’s wartime experiences.

The program is followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Free, 1pm at the Timberland Libraries in Ilwaco, Naselle, Ocean Park, and South Bend, WA. Shanghaied Roller Dolls Spanksgiving Bout. The Shanghaied Roller Dolls compete against the Gorge Roller Girls in the fi rst Clatsop County roller derby bout of the 21st century. Cost TBA. 7 – 9pm at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds near Astoria. Holiday Bazaar. The annual holiday bazaar features new and gently used items of various kinds. Raffl e tickets for a Christmas quilt wall hanging are $1 each. Dessert and beverages will be available. 4 – 6pm at Calvary Episcopal Church in Seaside. Women’s Only Weekend. A time for women to get away and pamper themselves before the holiday season gets into full swing. WOW offers creative ideas, guest speakers, one-of-a-kind gift items, spa pampering, live music, food and wine, all designed to ignite the holiday mood. Many merchants will be staying open late and offering specials. Downtown Cannon Beach.

Women’s Professional Billiards Association Tournament. At Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. 888-CHINOOK OUTSIDE Wild Mushroom Hike. Join Park Ranger Dane Osis for a hike of about a mile to look for and identify wild mushrooms. Free, 1pm at Battery Russell at Fort Stevens State Park, Hammond. THEATER Almost, Maine. Drama. $7, 7pm at Astoria High School. Stealing Home. Comedy. $3 & $5, 7pm at Seaside High School.

Saturday 10

MUSIC Musicians Jam. All skill levels welcome. Free, 2pm in the Copeland Room at the Tillamook Library.