Community News Briefs

“Fresh Art” Show at NCRD Gallery in November 2015
Featuring artists: Bonnie Speer, Angelle Soans, Lona Slivkoff and Lori Dillon
The North Coast Recreation District (NCRD) Gallery is located at 36155 9th Street, Nehalem, Oregon. The spacious and well-lit gallery is now featuring some bright new works which include oil paintings, acrylic paintings, mixed media, pastel works and basketry.
Make a special trip -or- stop by before or after your yoga class, fitness center, or pool visit. Office Hours: Mon. – Thur. : 9 am to 5 pm
Friday – 10 am to 1 pm Closed for lunch 1 to 2 pm
Phone: 503-368-7008
For purchases or questions, visit the NCRD Office or contact Lori Dillon at this email address or phone # 503-368-6153 Thank You for visiting our “Fresh Art” Show!

CARTM Hosts Hot Stuff on Cool Nights – Holiday Style Nov. 18
Heads up about one of the most festive shopping opportunities of the year at The Refindery @ CARTM. CARTM calls it “Hot Stuff on Cool Nights—Holiday Style.” If you have never been to The Refindery or have been there 100 times, plan to stop by on Wednesday, November 18, from 5-7 p.m. CARTM staff is filling the store with unique and unusual items in all the departments throughout the store.
As part of the commitment to help lead our community to zero waste, this year, CARTM make the decision to purchase at reuse items as a holiday gift and to purchase as much holiday decor, wrapping and lights at CARTM. To allow us all to achieve this, CARTM’s staff has come up with something I think is going to be fun…fill a shopping basket with as many holiday items as you can for just $15. Certainly this will give us all an opportunity to save trips to big box stores and shop locally.
Get a Jump Start on the Holidays — Join CARTM enthusiasts, friends and neighbors for some extraordinary pre-holiday reuse shopping, after hours at The Refindery.  HOT STUFF ON COOL NIGHTS HOLIDAY STYLE at The Refindery @ CARTM, November 18 from  5 to 7 p.m. for unique and wonderous reuse treasures and gifts.  Special! *** Fill a basket with holiday items for just $15! The most unique shopping experience in town sparkles after hours. Join Us!

Happening at NCRD …
NCRD hosts an Improvisation Theater & Character Development class Mondays at 5:30 pm.  NCRD hosts “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.
Three special NCRD events  Thanksgiving weekend
North County Recreation District announces a series of events for the Thanksgiving Holiday, with an entry fee of canned food to benefit the North County Food Bank:
Turkey Trot
Thursday, Nov. 26, 10 am
A 2.4 mile run/walk begins at the Bread & Ocean Bakery parking lot on Laneda Avenue in Manzanita. Register the day of the event at the bakery parking lot from 9-9:45 am or prior to November 26 online at Entry fee is canned food for North County Food Bank. If interested, bring a costume, GPS watch or smartphone (if you track yourself, the course draws a turkey). Each participant will be given a special coupon (the more food you donate, the more you save) for the annual Manzanita Beach Walk & Run scheduled July 23, 2016
Black Friday Zumba
Friday, November 27, 9-10 am. Bring your family and friends to the North County Recreation District gym for a Zumba-style dance experience. Entry fee is canned food for North County Food Bank. Bring the most participants and win a 1-month membership to the Fitness Center. Come participate yourself to be entered in a raffle for a 1-month membership to the Fitness Center. Participants are eligible to potentially receive only one membership.
North County Recreation District Excursion
Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 am Join us for an excursion, providing a group opportunity to experience an outdoor adventure available in this area. Meet at North County Recreation District parking lot. Group will be organized to go on a hike at Soapstone Lake. The2-mile hike, with some small hills, will be led by Rosa Erlebach.   Participation fee is canned food for North County Food Bank. Registration not required.
Questions?  Contact 503.368.4595 or

Nehalem Basin Salmon Abundance Trends and Forecasts for 2015
Anglers and fish enthusiasts alike – you won’t want to miss this presentation! The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council will welcome acting District Fish Biologist Paul Atwood, from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Tillamook District office, during our upcoming Speaker Series event on November 12th at 6:30 pm. Please join us for an exciting update on the latest coho and Chinook salmon populations in our local rivers. The presentation will be held at the Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave, Manzanita. Doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments. The presentation will start at 7:20 pm following an update from Lower Nehalem Watershed Council.
Interested in getting more involved with restoration and enhancement of the Nehalem? Lower Nehalem Watershed Council (LNWC) is seeking applications for Board of Directors membership. LNWC is a citizens’ group and tax-exempt nonprofit corporation. The Council welcomes participation from a diverse citizenry, including active or retired farmers, foresters, woodland owners, rural and urban residents, business owners, and government, university or NGO staff and scientists. LNWC is committed to watershed improvement action (e.g. water quality, habitat for fish and wildlife) through community discussion, broadly-inclusive decision making, and voluntary action. We bring grant dollars to the area and leverage donations to achieve both programs and projects. New members will be elected at the January 14th, 2016 Annual Meeting & Speaker Series. Please send a letter of nomination to the Nominating Committee at or to the Council mailing address (PO Box 249, Nehalem, OR 97131). The letter should include at minimum your name, contact information, and a statement of interest. Please apply by December 15th, 2015.
LNWC November Meeting Canceled: The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council will not be holding a separate meeting in the month of November, previously scheduled for November 4th at 3:00 pm. Please join us for our next Council meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Nehalem City Hall (35900 8th Street, Nehalem). We will be discussing Board elections, current and future projects, and other Council Business. This is a great opportunity to get more involved in the Council and learn about out exciting projects. We encourage our partners and the public to join us!
Refreshments and snacks will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public. Find more information on our speaker series on our Facebook page (

”Crafts, Gifts and Goodies”
& Window Raffle Nov. 14
The Women’s Club of Manzanita-North Tillamook County is holding a “Crafts, Gifts and Goodies” event on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 am to 4 pm at Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave in Manzanita.
A variety of crafts by local vendors, homemade treats for your holiday table, and over 70 gift baskets for the holiday season will be available for purchase.  Raffle tickets for a  stained glass window titled “The Village” will be sold for $5 or 5 for $20. The drawing will be held at the Pine Grove Holiday dinner on Tuesday, December 15.  The artist, Charles Winkelman, a resident of Manzanita, has been designing and creating stained glass windows for 15 years.  “The Village”.  It depicts a small cabin, a church, a school and a barn. Size:  20 1/2” x 20 3/4” Warm colors were used throughout the piece and include shades of reds, ambers, browns and ivories.  Also included is a yellow moon, a black roof and white for the front of the church.
The window is made in the traditional lead cam method and has been puttied, sealed and polished.  The wood frame is made from Douglas fir, then stained.  Three coats of lacquer were then applied and hand rubbed. The inspiration for this window came from different quilt block designs.
Funds raised from the sale and raffle will benefit women and their families and a scholarship for a young woman graduate of Neahkahnie High School. Come and see what treasures will be on sale Nov. 14 and do your holiday shopping early.

Free Child Car Seat Safety Check
Let us take a look at your child car seats and tell you if they’re properly installed
When: Sunday, Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: Child car seat and child passenger seat safety checks
Where: Manzanita Primary and Specialty Care Clinic, 10445 Neahkahnie Creek Rd., Manzanita
Who should come: Parents and grandparents who transport children under the age of 10
What should you bring? Car seat manual and vehicle owner’s manual if you have them
Free Child Fingerprint ID Services will also be available at the clinic during the car seat safety check.
There is no charge for these services and no appointments are necessary.
Brought to you by Tillamook Regional Medical Center and CARE, Inc.

Riverbend Players Present:  Readers Theater
Two One-Act Plays directed by Mary Moran, 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.
Friday 11/13 & 11/20 at 7 p.m; Saturday 11/14 &11/27 at 7 p.m.; Sunday 11/15 & 11/22 at 2 p.m.
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.

Autumn Flower Arranging class
Come learn about flower arranging and make a beautiful fall flower arrangement in a class taught by Joy Jones at the OSU Extension Service. The class will be offered 2 times: November 17th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for adults and youth that are currently in 3rd grade or above; or November 18th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm for youth in 3rd grade and above. Both classes will be held at the OSU Extension Service meeting room at 2204 Fourth Street in Tillamook. All supplies and tools will be provided. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for 4-H members. Youth not yet enrolled in the 2015-2016 4-H project year must also enroll in 4-H and pay the enrollment fee.  Space is limited so please pre-register. For additional information or to pre-register, please contact the OSU Extension Service office at 503-842-3433 or email

Author Rene Denfeld will read from her book at the Hoffman Center for the Arts  Saturday, November 21
Rene Denfeld will read from her book The Enchanted at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita at 7pm on Saturday, November 21.
Denfeld’s first novel has garnered many awards and rave reviews to include: #1 Book of the Year, the Oregonian; One of the Top #5 Books of the Year, Powell’s Books; an Indie Next Pic;, and winner for Best Foreign Novel 2014 for the French Prix Award.
She has written for many publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Oregonian, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She has published three non-fiction books. In addition to her writing career, Denfeld is a death penalty investigator who works with men and women facing execution. She calls herself “the happy mother” of three children she adopted from state foster care.
Following Denfeld’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 “Magic.”
Admission for the evening is $7.  This evening’s reading is just one of the events of the Mystery Weekend put on by the North Tillamook County Library, the Hoffman Center for the Arts, CART’M, and NCRD. For a complete listing of events, go to

Free Day of Dentistry from our hearts to your smile
Friday, November 27
Emergency Dental, LLC in Wheeler is giving a free day of dentistry on Friday, November 27, 2015. This is our way of thanking the community for its support and to help those who find dental care does not fit into the family budget. Please arrive early!  Registration begins at 8 am.  Patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis until 4 pm. No appointments will be made in advance.
Patients may choose between ONE of the following services: extraction, filling, cleaning. Patients must be 18+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
THE WAITING AREA IS OUTSIDE!  Please dress appropriately. For more information, please call us at 503-810-3840. Emergency Dental, LLC– 278 Rowe Street, Wheeler

Hospice Lights Up Holiday Tree November 23
Adventist Health/Hospice serving Tillamook County will hold the holiday tree lighting ceremony that kicks off its annual Light Up a Life fundraising campaign on Monday, November 23 at noon at the Tillamook County Creamery Association Visitors Center (Cheese Factory).  Featuring special music by Fred and Diane Wright, this celebration honors the mission of hospice while lighting up the holiday season with remembrances of people in our lives, both past and present, who are shining stars. A display with the names remembered holds a place of honor next to the holiday tree in the Visitors Center main dining room.
Light up a Life, Hospice’s only public fundraiser, officially starts with the Tree Lighting ceremony in November and runs through the Reading of the Names ceremony that will be held this year on Monday, January 4, 2016.
A donation during this time, made in memory of someone who has died, or in honor of someone still living, helps to ensure that hospice care is available to anyone in our community with a terminal illness. Donations are gratefully accepted: by mail to PO Box 188 in Tillamook; in person at the Hospice office, located at 980 Third Street, Suite 400, in Tillamook: and online at
Hospice provides compassionate end of life care, including medications related to the terminal illness, equipment required to care for a person at home, and professional services to around 100 patients throughout the Tillamook region each year.  The Hospice team, which includes a physician, nurses, aides for personal care, a social worker and chaplain, as well as volunteers, focuses on supporting the person and their loved one along the last journey of learning, loving and reflecting together.  While most insurances cover hospice care, each year there are some individuals who receive financial assistance for some or all of the services they need. For more information, please call the Tillamook Hospice office at 503-815-2486.

Three Village Affaire
Thursday, Nov. 26- 29 NCRD Turkey Trot – 11/26 @ 10 a.m.
Santa’s Workshop Kid’s Holiday Fun Fair — 11/27 from 5 to 8 pm at Pine Grove
TREE LIGHTING – 11/27 at 6 p.m Lot near Pine Grove
Local Crafts & Vendors 11/28  at Pine Grove & NCRD Gym.
Pancake Breakfast – 11/29 at Pine Grove.  For details, call April at (503) 368-3792.

Harp Concert — Save the date of November 27
At 6:30 in the evening on Nov. 27,  Celia Canty, resident of Ashland OR and musician extraordinaire will be here for Thanksgiving and will be performing at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Nehalem on Friday. Celia has extensive experience teaching, performing, and leading musical groups. She plays a golden concert harp which is approaching 100 years old! Her business name, Heavenly Harps, is perfect as you will believe you are listening to angels when she plays! Check out her website,, for more information. November 27, 6:30-8 p.m. at  St Catherine’s Episcopal Church Sanctuary
36335 Highway 101 N Nehalem; Sliding Scale $10-20.