Community Briefs

Storytime at North Tillamook Library

North Tillamook Library has story time for kids every Saturday at 11 am. There will be a special Halloween story time on Saturday, October 31 with Mr. Bill and “not-so-scary stories.”


NCRD Happenings … Improv Theater, African Dance, Chronic Conditions workshop, Family Halloween Carnival

NCRD will host an Improvisation Theater & Character Development class Mondays at 5:30 pm.

NCRD will host “Living Well With Chronic Conditions” workshops Tuesdays from 2 pm to 4:30 pm through November 17.

NCRD will hold an African Dance class Thursdays at 6 pm.

NCRD will hold a Family Halloween Carnival on Sat.October 31 from noon to 3 pm. Bounce house, face painting, games and much more.

For details on fall schedules at NCRD, visit


Riverbend Players continue with Over the River & Through the Woods

Riverbend Players present “Over The River & Through The Woods.” Shows are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning October 23. For details and tickets, call (503) 368-7008.


Hall-O-Nita Trick or Treat at Manzanita businesses

“Hall-O-Nita” returns to Manzanita on Saturday, October 31 from 3 pm to 5 pm. Businesses with pumpkins are welcoming all costumed kiddies; peanut/tree nut free treat options at businesses with teal pumpkins. Event sponsored by Toylandia and Manzanita Sweets.


Halloween Parties for


San Dune Pub will have a Halloween party with live music from June Bugs Saturday, October 31 at 9 pm.


Manzanita Lighthouse Pub will have a Halloween party with live music and costume prizes on Saturday evening, October 31.

Community Gathering to Honor Kay Covert Nov. 1

A community gathering to remember Kay Covert is scheduled for Sunday, November 1 at 4:30 pm at NCRD Auditorium. Volunteers needed to set up and break down. For details, email Claudia Johnson at [email protected].


Farm to School training

Friday November 6th 10:00am-3:30 pm

Location: Tillamook County OSU Extension office, 2204 4th St, Tillamook

Cost: There is no cost to participate.

Lunch (sandwich) can be requested for $10 or bring your own.

You are welcome to come for all or part of the day. Agenda (subject to change) for the day:

10:00-10:15 Get settled and introductions

10:15-10:45 Introduction to farm to school and resource people

10:45-11:15 Oregon Department of Education’s Farm to School Grants

11:15-12:00 Finding and buying Oregon foods

12:00-12:30 Oregon Harvest for Schools

12:30-1:00 lunch (on your own or purchase a sandwich with registration)

1:00-1:30 Selling to schools (for producers)

1:30-2:00 USDA Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables

2:00-3:15 Farm to school educational activities and school gardens

3:15-3:30 Wrap up and additional resources

Presenters will be Megan Kemple (Oregon State Lead, National Farm to School Network), Rick Sherman (Oregon Department of Education), Sarah Canterbury (Growing Gardens) and Liana Harden (OSU Extension), with resources provided by USDA and Oregon Department of Agriculture.

A detailed agenda, along with logistics will be emailed to all registered participants in advance.

Please register online by Sunday November 1st at 5pm

More information: Megan Kemple, Oregon State Lead, National Farm to School Network, 541-344-4329 office, [email protected]

Presented by:A project of the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network. Supported by a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant through the Oregon Department of Agriculture.


Manzanita Women’s Club to Meet Nov. 3

Tuesday, November 3rd the Manzanita Women’s Club of North County will be coming to the Pine Grove Community Building for our November meeting. The meeting begins with visiting time at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Speaker will follow our lunch at 1 p.m. We will be enjoying a potluck lunch (salad’s and main dishes) and will welcome a representative from our Community Police Department, Mike Simms. He will be addressing keeping safe in our community and any questions and concerns of those attending. Join us for a wonderful lunch and valuable information for staying safe and learn about our local community police and the great job they do for us. All are welcome, even if you are just visiting our lovely little piece of paradise at the Coast.


Fall 2015 Wilderness First Aid class in Manzanita OR.

The Nehalem Bay Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) and the Emergency Volunteer Corp (EVC) is presenting a course in Wilderness First Aid . It will be held at Fire Station 13 in Nehalem on Saturday Nov 7 and Sunday Nov 8 from 9am to 5:30 pm. The course is being taught by the well know, highly regarded, Emergency Responder and Wilderness Adventurer- Harold Crawford. Below is the information on how to register. You need to register thru Harold Crawford the instructor. The class is limited to 21 folks so we would recommend signing up as soon as possible.


This class prepares you with the knowledge and skills to cope with this difficult situation.

Your instructor is a Wilderness EMT with extensive experience in outdoor medical care.

WHAT:          Wilderness First Aid for Disaster Responders (16 hours)

WHEN: Saturday Nov 7 and Sunday Nov 8. 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Nehalem Bay Fire Station 13 (36375 Hwy 101 North)

ENROLL:Please email or call me to enroll (see contact information below).

CARD: Upon completion, you will receive a 2 year certification card from Emergency Care and Safety Institute.

COST: $100 for tuition and $35 for the textbook, for a total of $135 (This represents a 50% discount off the usual price of this course for disaster response organizations.)

Harold Crawford

16185 SW Pebble Ct.

Beaverton, OR 97007


mailto:[email protected]



The Riverbend Players Present: Readers Theater Two One-Act Plays directed by Mary Moran, and starring our local talented thespians

“The Dear Departed” is a touching satire focusing on family preconceptions, written by Stanley Houghton.

“A Separate Peace” which is a sly, yet gentle, dig at society’s conventions, written by Tom Stoppard.

Fri.11/13 & 11/20, 7 pm

Sat. 11/14 &11/21, 7 pm

Sun. 11/15 & 11/22, 2 pm

North County Recreation District, Riverbend Room 36155 Ninth Street, Nehalem

Admission: $10   (children under 12 are free)

For information or advance tickets

Call: 503-368-7008




‘Crafts, Gifts and Bake Sale’ event November 14

The Women’s Club of Manzanita-North Tillamook County is holding a “Crafts, Gifts and Bake Sale” event on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. At Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave in Manzanita.

A variety of crafts by local vendors, homemade treats for your holiday table, gift baskets, and raffle baskets for the holiday season will be available for purchase.

The ladies of the Women’s Club raise funds throughout the year for community service projects and a scholarship donation to a high school senior young woman graduate. Come and see what treasures will be on sale November 14 and do your holdiay shopping early.


Manzanita Mystery Weekend Nov. 20-22


Friday November 20 Film at the Hoffman Center for the Arts

Saturday November 21

Bingo at CARTM

Writing Workshop HCA

Children’s Mystery Hour/ Magical Mystery Tour Library

Clue Tournament, NCRD

Art Show and Author Reading HCA

Sunday November 22

Bingo at CARTM

Mystery Book Sale at North Tillamook Library

Don’t miss the challenge, intrigue, and fun. For times and details of these activities go to North Tillamook Library Facebook page,, and postings at North Tillamook Library in Manzanita and Manzanita Visitor’s Center.


EVC Survey Extended — How Prepared Are We?

Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay is conducting an online disaster preparedness survey. Take the survey at You can also get a paper survey from your neighborhood captain, community group, or City Hall.




Call for Artists for Mystery & Magic Art Show at Hoffman Center

Hoffman Center For The Arts is seeking artists for a “Mystery & Magic Art Show.” For details, visit www.hoffmanblog .org.


Vendors Wanted for Three Village Affaire Market & Trunk Show Nov. 28

It’s that time of year again for the 4th Annual Three Village Market during the Three Village Affaire on November 28th.   We have added a second venue at the NCRD Gym in Nehalem and are calling it the Three Village Trunk Show.

The Three Village Trunk Show in Nehalem at NCRD gym will have 30 vendor spots and will showcase all variety of gifts, goods and services. This can be anything from fresh produce, services such a massage, house cleaning, vintage products, or stocking stuffers.   Think farmers market/flea market/ craft faire all combined. Current vendors include; jewelry, home goods, nail fashion, pottery, clothing and more. Got an idea for something to sell; come join us.

There will also be a kid’s bounce house and kid crafts available while people shop.

Other Three Village Affaire events include:

Thursday, November 28th Turkey Trot Fun Run by NCRD.

Friday, November 27th at 6:00pm – Tree Lighting event along with the Kids Holiday Fun Faire from 5 – 8 p.m. at Pine Grove Community House

Saturday, November 28th Three Village Market at Pine Grove & Three Village Trunk Show at NCRD Gym from 10 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 29th is the Pancake Breakfast.

November 15 – December 15 is the Stocking Stuffer Shop Hop Passport.


Beach Wheelchairs Available

Beach wheelchairs are available to lend out at Manzanita City Hall. Chairs are available during City Hall business hours and can be returned to Visitors Center on weekends. For details, call (503) 368-5343.