Food Roots Pie Night has gone virtual for Thanksgiving! Each of us can visit the online fund raiser to order Thanksgiving pies between November 9 and 20th; go to www.foodrootsnw.org. In the spirit of an auction fundraiser, prices are higher to allow Food Roots to benefit from the generosity of our community. Pies will range from about $30.00 to just under $200.00. Local bakers including restaurants, bakeries and home cooks will make the confections. The pies will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 24 at the Food Roots Farm to Table Store, 113 Main avenue, Tillamook. For more information, call Food Roots, 503-815-2800.
Tillamook County Library now has “Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots” available for check out. The product, which can be borrowed for up to a week at a time, instantly provides a free internet connection for electronic devices. These require a cell phone signal. You needn’t have a cell phone or data, just the ability to tap into a signal. The technological marvels are expected to be popular, so a late fee will be charged if they are returned after the due date. It’s important that they’re available for the next user. For more information or to reserve a hotspot device, call the main branch of Tillamook County Library, 503-842-4792.
Nesko Women's Club will meet for November at 11:45 on Friday the 19th at Kiawanda Community Center (KCC) which is located at 34600 Cape Kiawanda Drive in Pacific City. Diane Hovland will provide a program about Meals On Wheels. Each person is invited to donate canned food, if it isn’t a hardship. Lunch will be catered. Questions about the lunch? Call Julie, 503-863-9307. Other questions? Call Joani, 503-801-5166.
Thanks to Heidi, answering phones at Nestucca’s K-8 School, for word that there will be no Holly Days Bazaar there this year. Remember that St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 34560 Parkway Drive in Cloverdale, will hold their Christmas Bazaar. Put on by their Altar Society, the 62nd annual event will run from from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 in the church basement. St. Joseph’s is the pretty century-old white church with a tall steeple located at the intersection of Parkway Drive and Bridge Street, a block off of U.S. Highway 101 in downtown Cloverdale. Kiawanda Community Center will also host a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 4 at KCC.
Speaking of follow up regarding last week’s column, we appreciate Sue Lenzi writing with word that Pass it On Ministries has changed their Thursday Food Bank hours back to 4:00–6:00 p.m. to accommodate folks who work during the day. They’re located on Bunn Creek Road in Beaver.
Don’t forget that Tillamook Family Counseling Center will offer free Suicide Prevention Training online. The “Question Persuade Refer” (QPR) Gatekeeper training was listed on a National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices as an effective suicide prevention training. Designed to be beneficial for all adults, the class is slated from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 18th via Zoom. Registration (limited to 20 participants that reside or work in Tillamook County) is available through Janeane Kongros, (503) 842-8201 extension #270 or email to JaneaneK@TFCC.org
Happy birthday this week to Clara Blum, Zakai Chatelain, Noel Fry, Eleanor Higdon, Anita Ihnat, Kristen Kendrick, Katie Lane, Kenneth Lane, Brooklyn McKillip, Melanie Merryman, Brian Moore, Rob Seymour, Don Swirtz and Marlene Trent.