Community News Briefs 8-8-15

Community-Based Forestry Film Screening Aug. 8 & Speakers’ Panel Aug. 15
The North Country Recreation District, presented in partnership with Coast Range Forest Watch, Just Stories and North Coast State Forest Coalition will present a series of events to focus on community-based forestry issues. In the NCRD Theatre,  on Saturday August 8th will be the showing of the movie “Drift”, about aerial spraying of forests in Gold Beach at 7 p.m. Then, a follow-up with a speakers panel and community discussion on Saturday August 15th starting at 6 p.m. on current practices, concerns, solutions to connect with community that cares about the well-being of our local forests.  North County Recreation District is located at 36155 9th St., Nehalem.  For more information, go to  There will be a $2.00 per person, per event charge for the events.

USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 62 in partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board will teach a mandatory Boater Education Class leading to a boater education card. The class will be held Saturday, August 8 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Conference room at Englund Marine & Industrial Supply located at 95 Hamburg, Astoria, Oregon.  Class registration starts at 7:30 am.  The cost for the class, which includes the class manual, will be $ 10.00.   The course covers practical boating safety information and local boating rules and regulations, as well as tips and techniques for making boating more enjoyable. Additionally, a section on cold-water survival will be shared.
Students who pass the course can apply for their boater education card that is required by Oregon’s and Washington’s mandatory boater education programs.  All Oregon boaters 12 and older must carry their boater education card when operating power boats greater than 10 horsepower.   Youth 12 to 15 must have a card to operate a boat under 10 horsepower and must also be supervised by a card-holding adult (16 years of age, 18 years of age for Personal Watercraft (PWC) Operators) when operating power boats greater than 10 horsepower.   You can be cited a hefty fine for not having a card.  The Boater Education Card will also save money on boat insurance.
The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approves this course and it will be taught by qualified instructors in a positive, relaxed and informative classroom environment
To pre-register for this mandatory boater education course or obtain further information, contact Dave Phillips at (503) 440-9130.
All Abilities Bike Ride; Nehalem Bay State Park
Sunday, August 9, 1pm-4pm, Nehalem Bay State Park Boat Ramp parking lot (north end.) All Abilities Family Bike Ride and Barbecue Potluck, sponsored by Sammy’s Place and FACT Oregon.  Come, bring your (adapted) bike and ride the 2 mile loop, enjoy friends and see bikes for all abilities. Everyone is welcome.Barbecue to follow, we will have burgers/hotdogs, bring a side dish or dessert.
Remember your State Park Day Use Parking Pass. RSVP or questions: Julie Chick 503-368-5193

Food Roots’ Free Spanish Language Gardening Course (starts Aug. 12th)
Siembra la Cena: Free Vegetable Gardening Course in Spanish, Begins
(mensaje en español abajo)
Food Roots is offering a free course on low-cost home vegetable gardening for Spanish speakers, Siembra la Cena.  This course for adults, developed by OSU Extension and the Oregon Food Bank, will be taught completely in Spanish.  Learn growing methods specific to this region, how to grow certain vegetables during the fall and winter, and how to prepare your garden beds for the Spring.
What: Four-class course on low-cost home vegetable gardening methods, taught in Spanish.  Lessons adapted to growing in this region.  Please plan on attending all four classes.
When: Wednesdays, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2, from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Where: Tillamook Public Library, 1716 3rd St, Tillamook, OR, in the Hatfield room on the first floor.
Who: Open and free for all Spanish-speaking adults.  All participants get to keep their course book, free seeds, and more!
How: It’s necessary to register for the course.  Please contact Katie Gardner to sign-up by phone or to obtain a registration form: 484-888-6600; [email protected].

Siembra la Cena: Curso Gratuito de Jardinería, empieza el 12 de agosto
Food Roots está ofreciendo un curso gratuito de cultivo doméstico de verduras, Siembra la Cena.  Este curso para adultos, desarrollado por el Oregon State University Extension y el Oregon Food Bank, se va a enseñar completamente en español.  Aprenda métodos de cultivo específicos a esta región, cómo cultivar ciertas verduras durante el otoño y el invierno, y cómo preparar sus camas de jardín para la próxima primavera.
Qué: Curso de cuatro clases de cultivo doméstico de verduras en español para adultos, lecciones adaptadas a cultivar en esta región.  Por favor, planée asistir a todas las 4 clases.
Cuándo: Los miércoles 12/8, 19/8, 26/8, 2/9, de 6:30pm-8:30pm
Dónde: La Biblioteca de Tillamook, 1716 3rd St, Tillamook, OR, en la sala del primer piso (Hatfield Room)
Quíén: Abierto y gratis para todos adultos.  Todos participantes se quedan con el libro del curso, semillas gratis, ¡y más!
Cómo: Es necesario inscribirse.  Contacte a Katie Gardner para obtener un formulario o para inscribirse por teléfono: 484-888-6600; [email protected].

Evening Gloves, a one-act play by local playwright Helen Hill, will be presented at the Bay City Arts Center to benefit Tillamook Helping Hands Re-entry Program being established in the county. The play begins at 7 PM on Friday and Saturday nights, August 14 and 15, 2015, with a Soup and Bread dinner available before the play each evening at 6:00 PM.
Evening Gloves will also be performed at the North County Recreation District on Sunday, August 16 at 3:00 PM. The play is the story of a man who finds two homeless people living in his storage unit. This social comedy is a lighthearted look at homelessness that will leave you laughing… and thinking. It stars Dia Norris, Mark Johnson, Scott Campbell and Morgan Motsinger.
Cost for the dinner and the play will be by donation, with a suggested amount of $15-25. All proceeds will benefit the Tillamook Helping Hands Re-entry Program as they begin services for the homeless currently living in Tillamook County. For more information on their program, please visit
Alan Evans, director of Helping Hands, will be on hand for a talk-back following Saturday’s performance at the Bay City Arts Center. For more information about the play or to make reservations, call the Bay City Arts Center at 503.377.9620, or the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum at 503.842.4553.

Neahkanie Community Club Summer Picnic 2015
The Neahkahnie Community Club’s annual summer picnic is Saturday, August 15, noon to 3pm at 38150 Reed Road in Neahkahnie.  All current members of the Community Club are invited to attend at no charge, although they are asked to RSVP in advance.  Those in the Neahkahnie community who are not yet current members are encouraged to RSVP and pay their annual dues of $10/person at the event.  Guests of members are welcome.  Guest fee is $5/head.
Sandwiches, drinks, plates and utensils will be provided by the Club. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share:  salads (last name K-Z) or desserts (last name A-J)
RSVP to Sarah Johnson, 503-368-5452.

Every day during regular hours, current gently-used magazines are available for only 50 cents at NORTH TILLAMOOK LIBRARY in Manzanita. On SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th, from 10am to noon a broader collection plus $1 each paperbacks will be displayed for sale. Magazine sales are fundraisers for LIBRARY FRIENDS who own and maintain our COMMUNITY LIBRARY’S building and grounds. Be part of your sharing recycling community; support your LIBRARY. For more information contact Gail Young @ 368-5248 or [email protected]

Garden Bench Raffle to support Kiwanis
The Manza-Whee-Lem Kiwanis summer raffle is on! As pictured, our prize is a Customized Garden Bench, complete with a nice soft removable outdoor pad. Total Value: $275.00.
Here are the times and places where you can get your raffle tickets this year:
August 7th and August 14th – US Bank Manzanita from 3:00 to 5:30 pm
August 28th -(Drawing date) Manzanita Farmers’ Market from 5 to 8:00 pm
Tickets are: 1 for $1.00
6 Tickets for $5.00
25 Tickets for $20.00
Bench is also on display/tickets available at The Hartson Building, 532 Laneda Ave., Manzanita -at Diane Gibson’s CPA office
Winner does not need to be present at drawing time to win.
Kiwanis is a service group that is all about supporting local kids’ groups. Our motto is “Serving the children of the world, one community at a time.”
Bench customized with wood burning techniques, outdoor paint and glass beads by artist Lori Dillon
Questions? Call 503-368-6153  Thank You Community!

Electric Fences Music Fest at Lunsasea Gardens August 15
Electric Fences, an all-day music festival, will take place on Saturday, August 15th
from noon to midnight at Lunasea Gardens in Nehalem.
Performers from Portland, Seattle, Port Townsend, Austin, TX, Astoria, and the Nehalem area.
Featured acts include… The Singing Knives (Portland), Longriver (Austin),  Chris King and The Gutterballs (Seattle), Royal Graves (Port Townsend), and a dozen more throughout the day – starting at Noon until Midnight. General admission tickets ($20) are available for purchase at Manzanita News and Espresso. For family passes ($50) and all other information contact Travis Champ at [email protected].
Tickets will be limited to 100 attendees. Hope to see some of you out here at our farm.

Dragon Boat Rides and Paddle for NCRD/North County Recreation District
August 22
The Paddle Tour:
Join Friends of NCRD and Kayak Tillamook for this 5th annual paddle on Nehalem Bay.  Enjoy the beautiful natural area during  a 90 minute tour provided by local experienced guides.  Instruction is provided for beginners.   Launch from the dock behind  Hal’s general store in Nehalem at 3:00 pm but come at 2:30 for instruction and equipment.
If you have your own kayak or canoe:  tour registration fee is $25 single, and $40 for tandem.  A limited number of kayak rentals will be available from Kayak Tillamook for $20.  Register soon to reserve yours.
Dragon Boat Rides:
A new attraction this year is the addition of 40 minute Dragon Boat rides launching at 2:30 and 3:30 but come half an hour early to get registered.  Rides are $20 each  for participants 14 years and older and reservations are encouraged as there are limited seats.  For reservations, contact Mary Gallagher at [email protected] .
Registration forms are available at: Manzanita Chamber of Commerce, 31 Laneda Ave
Or online at Or call (503) 330-8595 for further information
Proceeds benefit programs and services of our community center.  We appreciate our knowledgeable guides, who volunteer their time and equipment.

20th Annual Tour of Homes – August 29
Come join us in celebrating our 20th Annual Tour of Homes sponsored by Manza-Whee-Lem Kiwanis and the Women’s Club of North County.  All proceeds benefit the youth of our community. It is held from 10 to 4 on Saturday, August 29 Tickets are sold after 8:30 a.m. at the Kiwanis Booth on Laneda in Manzanita for $10.00.  After 10 a.m. you can tour 6 lovely homes at your leisure plus enjoy refreshments at each home.

Volunteers Wanted to Help Survivors of Abuse
Are you interested in a free class this fall? Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center is looking for individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of neighbors, friends, and family by supporting our mission to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in Tillamook County.  TCWRC is offering a free training course starting September, 2015 for those interested in volunteering and for community partners who wish to increase their understanding and improve their crisis intervention skills. Volunteering creates connections with other empathetic, compassionate people who want to help, and it is an opportunity to further connect with the community. It provides new experiences that may broaden the mind, a resume, and personal relationships. There are volunteer positions for everyone, for every skill set and interest.
Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center has been a helping hand since 1982. Our staff and volunteers provide services for survivors, and family and friends, who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence.  Some of our services include emergency shelter, advocacy, support groups, community presentations, and referral information. We welcome bicultural and bilingual English/Spanish as well as male and female volunteers to help meet our growing community needs.
TCWRC couldn’t do all this work without the help of volunteers like you. If you would like more information on the upcoming Volunteer Training or would like to get started on your volunteer application, call TCWRC’s Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Fanjoy at 503-842-8294 x211

SoulCollage for Women SoulCollage for Women with Kathryn King returns on Saturday, September 19, 10 am – 3 pm, to the Center for Contemplative Arts located in Underhill Plaza, Manzanita Avenue and Division Streets, Manzanita.
Description:  “Return to Innocence” is the theme of this class. Music, poetry and meditation will assist us as we make powerful SoulCollege cards together.
Tuition:  $60 includes all materials
Register:   Call Kathryn King, 360-513-0409 or visit

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