Community News Briefs

TCPM’s Festival of Trees Tickets on Sale
Tickets for the 12th annual Festival of Trees’ Gala Event and Silent Auction are on sale now at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. Viewing of the trees and auction items will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 5 and continue until the Gala Event on December 11th. The Festival is the only fundraiser the Museum holds for itself each year. This year’s proceeds will go toward the installation of a permanent restroom at the Museum’s property at Kilchis Point Reserve. “We have many of our talented decorators returning again this year to create beautiful Christmas trees,” said Festival Committee member Carla Albright. “We love seeing the various themed trees and the unique ways they can be decorated.” Also available for bidding in the Santa’s Pack portion of the auction will be Christmas-themed wreathes, centerpieces, tabletop trees and items donated by area businesses and individuals. New this year will be The North Pole, an area on the second floor of the Museum with additional full-sized trees, auction items, wine and music.
The Gala Event and Silent Auction will be held from 5:30 to 8:15 PM on Friday, December 11, 2015. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, “But we have sold out several days in advance the last two years, so it is best get your tickets early,” Albright reminded. Ticket price includes two glasses of wine, heavy hors’d’oeuvres by Pacific Restaurant, and the opportunity to win a door prize.
For more information, contact the Pioneer Museum at 503.842.4553.

Tillamook County Secret Angels Finger Food Fundraiser Dec. 6th
1-4 p.m.
The Pine Grove Community Hall will be the site of the Tillamook County Secret Angels Finger Food Fundraiser held from 1-4 on Sunday December 6th.  There will be makings for sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, and desserts plus coffee, tea, and punch.  And of course there will be a  drawing for guests to enter to win  beautiful baskets, including a “Fisherman/woman’s Basket”, a “Bob’s Red Mill Soup and Bread Basket” to name a couple. Tickets for this drawing are $1 each or 6 for $5.  This event will raise money and collect donation for TCSA and their project to provide Christmas presents/food and also to feed families on reduced or free lunches at their schools. Donations to TCSA will be accepted.  Also family games, children’s books and toys and or pick up a wish list for someone.  Local banks will have children’s and senior’s names and their wish lists if you want to shop ahead and bring those items to this event.  Tickets to the event are $10 for adults and $5 for 6 years of age and under.  If you need further information please call Jan at 503-368-6166 or Patty at 503-368-6081.

Three Village Affaire event
The “Stocking Stuffer Shop Hop Passport” is now available. Visit participating shops in Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler to pick up your passport. Collect stamps and enter to win prizes. Visit for details.
Three Village Affaire will run Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29. Featured events include, tree lighting, caroling, Santa Claus visit, Kids Night, arts and crafts bazaar, pancake breakfast and more. For details, call April at (503) 368-3792.
NCRD is holding three special events during the upcoming holiday weekend: a Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 26 at 10 am; Black Friday Zumba on Friday, November 27 at 9 am; a hiking excursion to Soap Stone Lake on Saturday, November 28 at 10 am. For details, visit

Harpist Celia Canty will perform at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church Friday, November 27 at 6:30 pm. Call (503) 368-7890 for details.

Cloud & Leaf bookstore will hold “Indies First” event on Saturday, November 28 from 11 am to 4 pm. For details, call Jody Swanson at (503) 368-2665.

Sat.Nov. 28  Magazine Sale at Library
On Sat., Nov.28th, from 10:30 to 1:00, the entire collection of gently-used mostly-current magazines (@ 50 cents) and a selection of paperbacks (@ $1) will be on sale at NORTH TILLAMOOK LIBRARY in MANZANITA.
In addition, a selection of the most current magazines is available EVERY DAY during REGULAR LIBRARY HOURS.
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].
Happening at NCRD
NCRD hosts an Improvisation Theater & Character Development class Mondays at 5:30 pm.
NCRD holds an African Dance class Thursdays at 6 pm.

San Dune Pub will have live music with Erotic City on Saturday, November 28. Call (503) 368- 5080 for details.

Holiday Wreath Class
Come learn about wreath making and make a beautiful holiday wreath in a class taught by Joy Jones at the OSU Extension Service. The class will be offered 2 times on December 1st  from 3:30 to 5:00 pm for youth in 3rd grade and above and  at 6:30 to 8:00 pm for adults and youth that are currently in 3rd grade or 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 [email protected]

“The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon
Audition dates and times:
Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Callbacks: To be arranged if necessary
Location: North County Recreation District, Riverbend Room, 36155 Ninth Street, Nehalem
Materials for a cold reading will be provided.
Performance dates:  Last three weekends in March, 2016
About the Show: This Neil Simon classic tells the story of Oscar and Felix, two friends turned roommates.  Hilarity ensues when they both see just how different they are.
Roles:  Two females and six males.

LNCT Holiday Gathering
Lower Nehalem Community Trust will hold its Community Holiday Gathering Friday, December 4 at Hoffman Center For The Arts from 7 pm to 9 pm. For details, call (503) 368-3203.
Three Holiday Bazaars Dec. 5
Three annual gift fairs and bazaars run Saturday, December 5 at White Clover Grange, Pine Grove Community House, and Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church from 10 am to 4 pm.

White Clover Grange Christmas raffle
White Clover Grange is offering TWO raffles this holiday season as part of their XMAS bazaar on Dec. 5th.  A beautiful handmade quilt and a local 28 lb turkey from Lance’s Farm out on Hwy 53.  All tickets are $2/ea or 3 for $5.00.   Take a chance you might just win and in the process you support a great historic building.
The quilt is currently displayed at Bread and Ocean in Manzanita. Tickets for the quilt or the turkey can be purchased there or on Dec. 5th between 10-4 at the bazaar.

Nonprofit Collaboration Continues Dec. 3
Fulcrum Community Resources is excited to announce the launch of the Local Non-Profit Collaboration Project conceived at a large NPO gathering in March 2015. The first collaborative session will be Thursday December 3 from 8 am to 10 am in the NCRD Kitchen. Fulcrum will provide a buffet breakfast. The topic of this first meeting is volunteers. For details, call Barb at (503) 368-6874.

Wild Mushroom Foray and Dinner Dec. 12th
The best food in Oregon is growing wild in the woods. The coast is renowned for it’s edible and medicinal mushrooms. Come and learn from experts what mushrooms you can pick and when and where to look. Then head back to North Fork 53 for a full course mushroom feast prepared by award winning chef Stacey Givens of Side Yard Farm in Portland.  For more information, go to

EVC Survey Continues
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.

Manzanita Visitors
Center News:
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at the Visitors Center, call Dan Haag at (503) 812-5510.
If you have an upcoming local event you’d like to share, please bring posters or flyers to visitors center.
Fall Visitors Centers hours: 11 am to 3 pm, seven days a week with longer hours on holidays and long weekends.
The Manzanita Visitors Center is seeking volunteer writers to create content for If you would like to create posts on local activities, events, etc., contact Dan Haag at [email protected].
Visitor Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. Visitors Center will be opening at noon on November 27 and remain open until 6 or 7 pm.

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.

Manzanita Lighthouse Pub holds a pool tournament on Thursdays, beginning at 6 pm.

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