North Coast Calendar

Sea Capella Mixed Chorus forming here

A new singing group called Sea Capella Mixed Chorus is forming in Ocean Shores, with an informal Meet and Greet this Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at Las Maracas, 729 Point Brown Ave. NW. If you plan to attend, please or send an email to or private message Ted C. Chamberlain on Facebook. Chamberlain chaired the barbershop quartet show that drew over 300 enthusiastic fans to the Ocean Shores Convention Center for a concert in March this year.

Free movie, 5K beach run & beach cleanup this weekend

Ocean Blue Project and Oyhut Bay Village are hosting a family fun-filled weekend Aug. 16-18. Friday night at the Oyhut Bay Amphitheater is a free movie — “Finding Nemo” — on a big blow-up screen. Bring chairs or blankets and save your spot. There will be a fire going for S’Mores and Rip Tide Coffee will also have yummy S’More-themed treats for purchase.

Saturday evening All Things Fun Sports! will hosting the Run S’More 5K, an evening run on the beach with marshmallow roasting and S’Mores. Register for the event at, in person at Oyhut Bay from 6:30 -8 p.m. Friday and 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday, or email for more information. All registrants receive a S’More kit and swag bag and are entered into the run raffle that includes two pairs of any shoes from South Sound Running plus other prizes. The run starts between 7:45 and 8 p.m.

Sunday morning meet at 11 at the Chance a la Mer beach approach to join in with the Ocean Blue Project and work at cleaning up the beach. Ocean Blue Project is an international nonprofit dedicated to beach health and education about the hazards of plastic to the environment and sea life.

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

Kelper’s Weekend “Under the Sea” Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Kelper’s Weekend returns Aug. 31-Sept. 1. It starts with a fireman’s breakfast at the North Beach Community Center at 4576 State Route 109 in Pacific Beach Saturday 8-11 a.m. There will be vendors all day on Main Street in Pacific Beach. There will be vendors, crafters and more at the Seabrook Saturday market 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The kiddies’ parade heads down Main at noon. The annual Pacific Beach vs Moclips tug-of-war is at 1 p.m. at the 2nd Street beach approach in Moclips

Live entertainment starts Saturday night at the KXPB Main Street Stage next to the Wacky Warehouse on Main Street in Pacific Beach. Performances include Dean Weaver at 4 p.m., Piranha Joe at 5 p.m., Rebel Skum at 6 p.m., and Jay Jaye 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. From 7-9 p.m. interactive band Hit Machine will play in Seabrook at Market and Meriweather Street.

There will be vendors all day in Pacific Beach Sunday, and the Kelper’s parade starts “around noonish” on Main Street. Participants stage at the Moclips 2nd Street approach in Moclips, proceeding on State Route 109 to First Street North and ends on Main Street in Pacific Beach. There will be contests and prizes at the Shake Rat Rendezvous next to the Wacky Warehouse in Pacific Beach.