North Coast Calendar

Art Splash Studio Tour this weekend

The Ocean Shores Art Splash Studio Tour is this Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free event features 18 local artists who will be displaying their talents, techniques and tools, as well as offering their work for purchase at 11 different artists’ studios.

Glass fusion artist Sharon Gochoel is chairing the event, which is in its first year. She explained that “a group of us artists in Ocean Shores has been wanting to do our own studio tour event, and got together and said, ‘Let’s put this on!’” She said that, in addition to opening up their studios to the public, almost all of the 18 artists involved helped in various ways to organize and produce the event.

She described Art Splash as “an opportunity to come into artists’ studios and see how they work, look at their equipment — different artists have different tools – a lot will be demonstrating how they put their art together.” She added that it offers a chance to purchase art at bargain prices, because there are no gallery commissions to be paid. More information and a detailed map of the 11 Art Splash studio locations can be found online at

Woof-a-thon this Saturday at NBHS

The annual Woof-a-thon event is set for Saturday at North Beach Jr/Sr High School. The uber dog-friendly event raises money for seven animal assisting charities in our community. Go to for more details.

The event features a Basket Raffle with each basket designed by a donor person or company around a theme. Values often go well over $100. Guests can purchase tickets at $1 each or $5 for 6 and can drop as many tickets as they wish on any basket. That afternoon winners’ names will be drawn for each basket.

Woof-a-thon tentative schedule:

10 a.m. — Participant registration

10:45 — Blessing of the animals with Pastor Angela Rennecker of Galilean Lutheran Church.

11 — Demonstration — dog agility with Jennifer Evans

11:30 — The WALK — ribbon cutting with Mike Thuirer, Ocean Shores Fire Chief

12:30 p.m. — Demonstration — West Coast Search Dogs

1 — Mutt Contest! Prizes for all sorts of fun competitions.

2:15 — Awarding of the Pearl Memorial Award

2:30 — ​Raffle closes & tickets drawn

3 — Event ends

Health Care Town Hall Aug. 18

The Learning Series of Ocean Shores, along with other community advocates, will present a Town Hall on Healthcare Delivery Options for the North Beach on Sunday, August 18, from 1-4 p.m. at the Ocean Shores Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW. The event will detail what local, state, and federal leaders are doing to remove barriers to healthcare in the North Beach area and how residents can advocate for the medical care our communities need.

Hydrant flushing in south central OS this month

The City of Ocean Shores Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in the south central areas of the City in August. Work will be conducted from Ocean Lake Way to Cape Alava Street on August 13th and 14th and from Cape Alava St. SE to Cakesosta Street SE on August 27th and 28th. It is common for flushing activities to stir up sediment in the water lines surrounding the work areas. We recommend that you do not use hot water during the hours of 8 AM and 4 PM on the days shown above. If you experience discoloration of your water, please run the COLD water tap for a few minutes until it clears. If you must use hot water during flushing operations, we strongly recommend flushing your hot water tank after our operations are complete.

A map of the work area can be viewed at If you have any questions or require additional information please call 360-289-4210 or email

Body & Soul Festival Aug. 24-25

The Ocean Shores Body and Soul Festival takes place at the Ocean Shores Convention Center Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Organizers describe it as a “holistic wellness festival featuring readers, massage, art, and more!” More than 40 vendors and practitioners will be on hand offering a variety of products and services. There is no admission charge. More information is available on line at the Facebook page, Ocean Shores Body & Soul Festival.

Paddle the Shores Aug. 31

All human-powered water craft are invited to “Paddle the Shores,” a fun filled day on the beautiful canals of Ocean Shores on Saturday, August 31, at 400 Salmonberry Lane, across the Maine View Drive from Oyhut Bay Seaside Village, which joins Ocean Shores Fresh Waterways Corporation and the Ocean Shores Yacht Club as event sponsors. The event starts at 9 a.m. and offers a variety of activities for paddling, rowing, SUP and water sports enthusiasts. In addition to the popular poker paddle, activities will include 2- & 6-mile human-powered races, the rubber duck race, a cardboard boat race, speakers, vendors, skills demonstrations, and a music festival just across the way at the Oyhut Bay Amphitheater.

Water participants are asked to bring their own life jackets and whistles. For water participants there is a $15 per person entry, $27 with event T-shirt. Spectators are free. Participants can register online at Contact Bruce Malloy at 206-818-4118 for registration and information. More information is available online at Smore and Facebook under “Paddle the Shores,” and on the website,

AAOS Arts & Crafts Festival Labor Day weekend

Associated Arts of Ocean Shores (AAOS) will present the 2019 AAOS Arts and Crafts Festival at the Ocean Shores Convention Center Friday 5hrough Sunday, Aug.30- Sept. 1. The event brings a huge group of artists and crafters who make everything that is offered for sale, including handmade clothing, fine art and photography, jewelry designs, hand crafted foods… just to name a few.

Artists and craft vendors will be filling up the Convention Center both inside and out and a wide variety of food vendors will be on hand along with a wine and beer garden offered by Pirates Cove Pub & Grill.

AAOS is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the arts in Grays Harbor County with everything from providing scholarships to local art students to our annual Fine Arts, Photography and 3D Show and so much more. Primary funding for their activities comes from this Festival, which has been going strong for over 50 years. For more information email