Community News Briefs: 8-20-15

The 5th Annual Paddle for NCRD and Dragon Boat rides, scheduled for Saturday, August 22nd have been CANCELLED.

Summer Sports Nights
NCRD holds Free Summer Sports Night at Champ Field Wednesday, August 19th at 6 pm and Friday, August 21st at 6 pm.

Free Tour of Oyster Hatchery, Oyster Beds & Processing Plant – August 21
Do you enjoy Pacific Northwest oysters? Have you ever wondered about where the oysters come from? The oyster industry is an important part of Tillamook County and includes a number of farms, like JAndy Oyster Company working out of Netarts Bay and downtown Tillamook, and one of the largest oyster hatcheries in the country, Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery located along Netarts Bay. If you are interested in understanding where the tasty critters on your dinner plate come from or just curious about oysters in general, join us on our next FREE tour on Friday, August 21, 2015.  This tour includes a stop at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery and a stop at JAndy Oyster Company.  A number of the sites visited on this tour are not normally open to the public and the tours are a rare opportunity to learn about the these facilities, the state of the art scientific research going on at the hatchery, and the issues faced by the shellfish industries and wild shellfish along the Pacific Northwest.  This FREE tour is supported by Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS, Oregon Community Foundation/Salty Dog Fund, Oregon Sea Grant, Tillamook EcoAdventures, Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery, JAndy Oyster Co., and Tillamook Estuaries Partnership.Friday, Aug. 21st Time: 9:00 am to ~1:00pm
Details: Tours will start from Blue Heron French Cheese Company located just north of downtown Tillamook on Highway 101 at 2001 Blue Heron Drive, Tillamook, Oregon 97141 (try out some of Blue Heron’s great lunch specials while you are there!).   Free shuttle service is provided by co-sponsor Tillamook EcoAdventures, LLC and will leave from Blue Heron French Cheese Company at ~9:00 am.  The estimated duration of the tour, including travel, is 4 hours.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Please contact us to register yourself or group for a tour via email at [email protected] (preferred) or phone at 541-231-8041.   Information is available via the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery Facebook page and and the Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS Facebook page.

20th Anniversary Fish Fry to benefit the North County Food Bank
Attendance at this event is a tradition for many — some people have been coming every year for the past 20 years. The event will be held August 22 from noon to 5 pm at the St. Mary’s by the Sea Catholic Church Community Hall.  The wonderful meal includes delectable deep-fried lingcod or rockfish, a wide variety of side dishes and beverages.  It’s helpful to have reservations beforehand, and you save a $1.00 off the meal — adults are $7.00 if you RSVP and $4.00 for children under 12.  OR, $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children at the door.  To reserve your meal, contact Imie Camelli at 503-368-7848 or Jean Peters at 503-368-6321.
“This is one of our main fundraisers for the food bank,” commented Imie Camelli.  “Enjoy a delicious meal and help feed people in North County.”  She added, “what a deal!  You’all come, you hear.”

Live Music at San Dune Pub
Upcoming live music at the San Dune Pub: Saturday, 8/22 The Neil Darling Band; Friday, 8/28 -Pynnacles; Saturday, 8/29 The Junebugs.

Friday Night Flicks at Hoffman Center
Hoffman Center’s Friday Night Flicks will screen “The Black Sea,” Friday, August 28th at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00, refreshments are available for purchase. Trailer available at

United Paws at Pine Grove August 29
United Paws will hold an adoption event at Pine Grove Community House Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kiwanis Annual Tour of Homes – Aug.29
Annual Manzanita Tour of Homes will be Saturday, August 29 from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets for are $10.00 and may be purchased at the ticket booth on Third and Laneda the day of the tour.

Bay City Pearl Festival August 29
The Pearl Festival is August 29! The activities begin at 9 am; Live Music begins at 10 a.m.
Kilchis Point will provide a 10 a.m. tours for interested people. The Parade starts at 11a.m. (registration begins at 9:30) with a new addition this year, the pet parade(please bring vaccination form)!
The Bay City Arts Center, KTIL, Pacific Seafood, the Pioneer Museum, Sheltered Nook On Tillamook Bay, Tillamook Bay City RV Park, The Tillamook County Library, Tillamook Radio and Tillamook Smoker are sponsoring the Festival.
If you are an artist, vendor, or would like to be in the Parade, please check Facebook -The Bay City Festival of Pearls or email [email protected]. Forms are available at the Bay City Branch Library .
Schedule Pearl Festival
9 am Bay City Arts Artists 9-4pm
Boosters Rummage Sale 9-3pm
Vendors on Tennis Courts
9:30 Parade Registration begins
10 am Tour of Kilchis Point
10 am Music starts and ends at 7pm
11am Parade starts
12-3 Open House at the Bay City Branch Library
2 pm Library Program at City Hall – The Curt Show: Seriously Funny Juggling!

Doc Rinehart’s
Retirement Picnic – August 30th
Join the Rinehart Board of Directors on Sunday August 30th for a community potluck picnic to honor Dr. Harry Rinehart’s long and compassionate service to the community from 1 to 3 p.m., Upper Wheeler Community Park, located at the top of Hospital Hill – parking at the Clinic and Health District lots with shuttle service to the park.  Serving chicken, hot dogs, cake and beverages – favorite side dish, snack or dessert welcome but not required.  Please come and enjoy fun times, activities and games for the kids.

Celebration of The Arts – Sept. 4th
Hoffman Center For the Arts will hold a “Celebration Of The Arts” beginning Friday, September 4th. For details, visit

Nehalem Bay Winery Labor Day BBQ & Music
Nehalem Bay Winery will hold its Labor Day BBQ Celebration with food and live music on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 at 2 p.m. each day.

Muttzanita-Sept. 11-12
The 7th Annual Muttzanita Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12. Details TBA. Volunteers needed! Interested? Email [email protected].  “Muttzanita” is holding a pet “mayoral election.” For details, email Ethel Stratton at [email protected] or visit

Episode 4 of CULPA at Hoffman Center – Sept. 12
Hoffman Center For The Arts will screen episode 4 of locally made film “Culpa,” Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Miudd Nick Events-Sept.18-19
The Annual Mudd Nick Foundation Golf Tournament and Charity Auction will be Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19. For details, visit

WANTED: CARTM Trashion Show Models
Cartm is seeking models for this years’ “Trashion Show.” For more information, contact Karen [email protected].

Manzanita Farmers Market runs Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through September 18.

CARTM is running on summer hours of operation, Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. To view “Belinda’s Pick Of The Week” at the Refindery, visit

Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue reminds everyone to call 503-368-7590 for current burn restrictions.

Lower Nehalem Community Trust is taking steps to conserve a parcel of Neahkahnie Creek. To learn more about the efforts, visit

Beach Wheelchairs Available
Beach wheelchairs are now available to lend out at Manzanita City Hall. Chairs are available during City Hall business hours. For details, call (503) 368-5343.

Manzanita Visitors Center news
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at the Visitors Center for 2015, call Dan Haag at (503) 812-5510.  Summer Visitors Centers hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.  The Visitors Center now has a Twitter page. Follow it by clicking on the Twitter tab at or visiting @ManzanitaInfo.  The Manzanita Visitors Center is seeking volunteers to write content for If you would like to create posts on local activities, events, etc., contact Dan Haag at [email protected].

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