The annual city-wide Ocean Shores spring clean-up will be April 23-25, Mayor Crystal Dingler announced on Monday. It is for individual property owners and not commercial debris disposal. Dumping is limited to one load per household and proof of residency is required before dumping.
The clean-up is behind the city Public Works and City Shop buildings at the yard entrance off of Canal, and hours are from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The city will provide assistance to citizens who have physical impairments if they call with their request and location prior to 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 24. Call the City Shop at 360-289-2824 and leave a message or call 360-581-0887.
No yard waste or brush cuttings will be accepted. Also unaccepted is household garbage, construction debris, automobiles, hazardous waste, paint, oil or vehicle tires. Refrigerator/freezers must be Freon free and without the compressor. Cardboard should be separated from other items.
Grays Harbor County will be updating its plan to address homelessness in 2019, and the county is holding a meeting from 4:30-6 April 4 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center to share information about homelessness in Grays Harbor. The meeting is an opportunity to gather suggestions, responses and ideas from Ocean Shores and the North Beach, as well as for citizens to learn about the plan update, funding availability and other issues.
VFW Post 8956 is hosting a cribbage tournament Saturday, March 30 from 1-4:45 p.m. at the VFW hall, located at 953 Trent Court SE, Ocean Shores. There will be first, second and third place awards and a “24 Hand” pot; nine games total. Cost: $10 buy in. For more information, contact Bob Howe (360) 289-5003 or Mike Harris (206) 713-3477.
Balanced growth group
The Ocean Shores Citizens for Balanced Growth (OSCBG) will be meeting at the Ocean Shores Library on Friday, April 5 from 1-3 p.m. The topics to be discussed are lot clearing and the dark sky initiative. All of those who are interested are welcome to attend.
Hydrant flushing resumes
The Ocean Shores Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in the northwestern area of the city during the months of April and May. Work will be conducted from Ocean Lake Way to Pacific Blvd. NW on April 2-3; from Pacific Blvd NW to W. Chance A La Mer on April 16-17, and from W. Chance A La Mer to Damon Road on April 30 and May 1. The city recommends not to use hot water during the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the days shown. If you experience discoloration of your water, run the COLD water tap for a few minutes until it clears. If you must use hot water during flushing operations, the city strongly recommends flushing your hot water tank after operations are complete. A map of the work area can be viewed at www.osgov.com. For more information: (360) 289-4210 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Artists
Artists of Ocean Shores have formed Art Splash Studio Tour 2019. It takes place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to visit Ocean Shores artists’ studios to view how they create their art.
The artist call is for all mediums. Deadline for artist entry is May 1. Artists interested in joining the Studio Tour project and want further information, can call Sharon Gochoel at (360) 591-5940; or attend the next monthly meeting on April 17 at 10 a.m. at Ocean Shores Library, 573 Point Brown Ave. NW.
• North Beach Senior Resource Center and the Olympic Area Agency on Aging are open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and have health insurance information and an assistance specialist available every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ocean Shores United Methodist Church, 557 Point Brown Ave. NW.
• Community Voices meets to discuss local issues on Thursdays at the North Beach Senior Center, 885 Ocean Shores Blvd. from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
• Answers for All (AFA) meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Ocean Shores Elks Lodge, 199 Ocean Lake Way SE. Join for coffee and conversation about Ocean Shores, the North Beach and the county.
• The Coastal Interpretive Center, 1033 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through the summer: www.interpretivecenter.org
• North Beach Genealogical Society meets every third Monday of each month at the Ocean Shores Library.
• Ocean Shores Friends of the Library (FOL) meets the second Monday each month in the library meeting room at 573 Point Brown Ave. NW at 2 p.m.
• Toastmasters Club No. 3942026, North Beach Speech Masters meets regularly on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 199 Ocean Lake Way SE.
• Bingo at the Elks: Ocean Shores/North Beach Elks Lodge No. 2581 hosts every Sunday at 1:30 p.m., with lunch at noon; 199 Ocean Lake Way SE, 360-289-2581.
• Ocean Shores Lions Club meets at noon on the second and fourth Thursdays in the Lions Club building, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW.
• Ocean Shores Kiwanis meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month at noon at Alec’s by the Sea, 131 E. Chance a la Mer NE.
• North Beach Senior Center and Thrift Store is at 885 Ocean Shores Blvd. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; breakfast on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Ocean Shores Food Bank at 848 Anchor Ave. NW provides food on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 1:30-5 p.m.
To make arrangements for transportation or food delivery, call Diane at (425) 922-3596 or Galilean Lutheran Church, (360) 289-3313. Emergency food available Monday-Saturday at Anchor Avenue Thrift Store.
• The Copalis Community Church Food Bank is at 3140 State Route 109. Open every Wednesday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m
• VFW 8956 of the North Beach meets at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at 953 Trent Court SE, Ocean Shores.
• Women Helping Women – Women sharing resources, information, support and friendship – meets at noon on the second Friday of each month at the Shilo Inn on the fourth floor. No-host lunch and speaker Call 360-289-3880.
• Ocean Shores’ Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m. at the Ocean Shores Library.
• Bridge sessions weekly in Ocean Shores: Duplicate Bridge is on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. Party Bridge is on Tuesdays at noon. For information: 360-289-2327.