Community News Briefs: 9-17-15


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

Beach/Riverside Clean Up Sept. 19
SOLVE will hold its Beach & Riverside Clean Up Saturday, September 19. For details on locations and to register, call Kathleen Boyle at (503) 844-9571 ext. 332.  

Hoffman Center Writer Series Speaker Sept. 19
Manzanita Writer’s Series presents author Brian Benson at Hoffman Center Saturday, September 19 at 7 p.m.  Brian Benson will read from his book Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America on Saturday, September 19.
Brian will also teach a writing workshop during the day on “The Elusive Art of Funny Ha-Ha.” Whether you want to use humor in fiction or nonfiction, join Brian to learn how to find the funny in your writing. We’ll read strong examples, discuss humor in writing and do a guided write. Bring a short (500-word max) piece for critique. The workshop fee is $30 and the workshop will run from 10-12:30 at the Hoffman Center for the Arts.
Brian didn’t plan to write a book when he set out on his 2,500-mile bike trip across country with a new girlfriend. Later, inspired to write by teachers like Cheryl Strayed and Karen Karbo, he created a memoir that is as much about an internal journey and relationship journey as it is about a bike ride.  read more
Following Benson’s reading and Q&A, we’ll have our popular Open Mic where up to nine local writers will read 5 minutes of their original work. The suggested (not required) theme for the evening’s Open Mic is “Me and My Bike.”  Admission for the evening is $7.

Manzanita Lighthouse Pub will have a Bob Marley Tribute party, Saturday, Sept. 19 at 9 pm.  San Dune Pub will have live music with “The Talbott Brothers” Thursday, September 24th and Saturday, September 26th with “Drop Dead Legs.”

FREE opportunity to explore Netarts Bay by kayak!  
COST: FREE!!! This is a free event funded by the Oregon Community Foundation – Salty Dog Fund and brought to you by the Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS and Kayak Tillamook
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!  Please contact Marc Hinz of Kayak Tillamook at [email protected] or (503) 866-4808 to reserve your spot.

Nehalem Bay Garden Club Meeting Sept. 22
The Nehalem Bay Garden Club meets Tuesday September 22 at 1:30 pm at Pine Grove Community Center, 225 Laneda, Manzanita. Visitors are welcome. Members will present a show and tell of garden related challenges, successes and failures from this summer.

Hoffman Center For The Arts will have “Friday Night Flicks” on Friday, September 25 at 7:30 pm. Film TBD.Glass Mosaic Class at Hoffman Center Sept. 26
The Hoffman Center will host a Glass Mosaic class Saturday, Sep. 26. Class hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will be led by Jane Perrigo.
Tuition will be $45, with an additional $10 materials fee.
Students will work on three to four projects and go home with at least three partially completed pieces and knowledge of techniques
Perrigo shows her ceramic glass creations in Astoria, Seaside and other venues. She has been teaching for 20 years. Go to to register.

Nehalem Valley
Historical Society Board Meeting Sept. 27th
The Nehalem Valley Historical Society September Board meeting will be held on Sunday Sept 27th at 3pm. The primary subject is to show and discuss our oral history program and other future plans the society would like to pursue and how the community can become involved in the growth of one of our most valuable assets which is our history. The meeting will be held in the society archive facility beneath the Pine Grove Community House. We want to hear from our citizens on how we can better serve the Nehalem Valley.

GOOD NEWS CLUB returns to Nehalem Elementary
The “Good News Club”, is a release time Christian education program for grade schoolers, will begin its seventeenth year serving the children of Nehalem Elementary. Classes begin October 1st and are held at the North County Recreation District.
Sessions are held each Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Children in grades one through five, including home schoolers, are welcomed. Classes include Bible lessons, music and treats. Information on the program is available from Pastor John Olson 368 5202, or Denny Jones 440 1987. Parental permission is required. Forms are available at the school office and local churches.

Tillamook County Pioneer Assoc. Potluck Oct. 4
Members are invited to attend the Tillamook County Pioneer Association meeting and potluck.  It is to be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 in the Lion’s building in Rockaway Beach at 268 S Anchor St. (Behind City Hall).    We gather at noon and enjoy a generous potluck provided by Pioneer members at 1:00 p.m., with a meeting and entertainment to follow.  We plan to honor the Lifetime members of 2015.  Feel free to call Ruby at 842-4553 with any questions.

Nehalem River Fall Train Excursion will run Saturdays and Sundays beginning Oct. 4. Train leaves from Wheeler Depot. For details, visit

North Fork 53 will hold its “Grand Opening Celebration” on Saturday, October 10. Tickets available at

A community gathering to remember Kay Covert is scheduled for November 1st at 4:30 pm at NCRD. For details, email Claudia Johnson at [email protected]. If you would like to share your memories of Kay, please email Laura Swanson at [email protected].

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