Season’s last clam dig: Razor Clam digs on the Mocrocks beach, north of the Copalis River, are set for this weekend, Saturday, May 18, on the 6:58 a.m. low tide of -1.4 feet; Sunday, May 19, 7:41 a.m., low tide of -1.6 feet; and Monday, May 20, on the 8:23 a.m. low tide of -1.6 feet. These will likely be the last digs of the season on the North Coast.
All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2019-20 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach; 2018-19 licenses are no longer valid for this dig. Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
Elks Rod Run: The Clam Digger Rod Run is Saturday, May 18 at the Ocean Shores Elks Lodge, 199 Ocean Lake Way. Staging for the 11th annual event starts at 8 a.m. with a $15 registration fee. The lodge kitchen will serve breakfast 8 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Awards will begin at 2 p.m. More information is available online at the Facebook page, Ocean Shores Elks Lodge BPOE #2581, and from Tony Woodbeck, at 925-628-0428.
Free shred fest: It’s not high-speed guitar playing, but a free opportunity to shred documents you don’t want to throw away due to sensitive information, on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coast Communications, just outside the Ocean Shores city limits at 349 Damon Rd.
Surf’s Up! Car Show: The Surf’s Up! Car Show & Rod Run takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, in the parking lot of the Ocean Shores Convention Center. The event is open to all years, makes and is produced by the Bracketstars Hot Rod Assn. of Enumclaw, WA. In its eighth year in Ocean Shores, the event offers 21 awards, prize drawings throughout both days, and live music, with awards being presented at 3 p.m. Sunday.
There is a $20 per vehicle entry fee that covers both days and cars do not need to be preregistered. More information is available online at www.bracketstars.com, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFW Flag Presentation: Saturday, May 25, at noon, during the Surf’s UP! Car Show, members of the North Beach VFW Post will raise the American flag and do a brief presentation in honor of Memorial Day.
Ocean City Carve The Ocean City Memorial Day Carve takes place Friday through Sunday, May 24 through 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day at the Ocean City Marketplace, 2619 State Route 109. There will be chainsaw carving, kids games and prizes, BBQ and refreshments, entertainment and live auctions at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Memorial Weekend yard sales: The Coastal Interpretive/VFW Yard Sale is one of the biggest among dozens of yard sales throughout the area on Memorial Weekend. North Beach VFW Post #8956 will host the event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 24-26, at the VFW Hall, 953 Trent Court SE in Ocean Shores.
The Museum of the North Beach, at 4658 State Route 109 in Moclips, has its annual garage sale Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the museum’s most popular events, it offers several tables out front under the awning, with lots of items from two storage areas and furniture donated by the Ocean Crest Resort.
The Ocean Shores Elks Lodge, at 199 Ocean Lake Way, hosts a Saturday-only yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lodge members will be selling and non-members can rent space and tables by calling the Lodge office, 360-289-2581, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Ocean Shores Woof-a-Thon has a yard sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday through Monday at the Dreamscape Condos, 401 Westport View Court, at the southeastern end of the Ocean Shores peninsula. To donate items or volunteer, call Mike Preston at 253-347-6478.
Library Plant Sale: The Ocean Shores Library Plant Sale takes place for the general public on Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW. There will be various types of plants including vegetables, flowers and herbs, plus yard art and more. If you are donating plants for the sale, please bring them to the Lions Club from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please do not deliver plants to the Library. For assistance getting plants to the Lions Club and for more information, call Becky Scott at 360-268-2686.
Wearable Art Show:
The Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show is gearing up for its 8th annual crazy runway show, themed “Hidden Meaning,” on Saturday, June 1, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 performance in the Ocean Shores Convention Center. Artists create ensembles of “wearable art” — functional and not so functional pieces of “clothing” and accessories that will be presented in a one-of-a-kind runway fashion show. The presentation is rated PG-13 and well-behaved children accompanied by an adult are welcome.
Tickets are available online at the Stage West Community Theatre website or at The Dusty Trunk store in Ocean Shores. More information about can be found at www.oswearableart.com, its Facebook page, Ocean Shores Wearable Art Show, and at www.stagewestcommunitytheatre.org.
ACE Grand Opening: A Grand Opening Party will be held Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new Buck Electric/ACE Hardware location, 641 Point Brown Ave NW in Ocean Shores. Store manager Stephen Buck, his brother, Joe, and their father, Steve, invite everyone to enjoy refreshments, goodies for the kids, prizes, music by DJ Paul Bouma, and celebrating with the Ocean Shores Pirates, North Beach Hyaks athletes, local VFW and Elks members and more.