Library Art Raffle
The Friends of the Library and Ocean Shores Associated Arts are sponsoring an art raffle at the library. Seventeen artists have contributed 34 pieces of their work in a variety of mediums. Tickets are $1 each and you can enter as often as you like on any or all of the pieces. You don’t have to be present to win, but please enter contact information on your envelope to be notified. Items must be picked up since shipping is not available. All proceeds go toward the Friends’ continuing support to programs at the library.
North Beach PAWS free spay/neuter clinics for pets of low-income North Beach residents will be on Sept. 17 and Oct. 22. Clinic sign ups will be held at the North Beach PAWS dog house on Sept. 14 and Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Provide verification of address, yearly income, and information about your pet, including: breed, age, and weight at signup. Do not bring your pet. There is a limit of two pets per household. Some breed/age and other restrictions apply. The clinics have been paid for by The Albohn Family Foundation and are made possible by Dr. Stacy Steele and staff at the Ocean Shores Animal Hospital. Call Debby at 289-0586 or Vicki at 289-7990 for more information.
Coastal Harvest benefit
Seabrook will host Coastal Harvest at the Town Hall for the 2016 annual fund raising dinner featuring a local-themed menu created by Rob Paylor of Mill 109 Restaurant &Pub. The $65-a-plate menu will feature many items grown in the chef’s garden and seafood from Westport. The fund-raising party will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at Town Hall with music by Ericka Corban.
Sassy Seafood will provide the locally harvested spot prawns for the appetizer, a chilled seafood Wellington with a lemon cream reduction. The main dish will be braised beef short ribs with a raspberry demi-glace, roasted Ozette potatoes and heirloom beets. The potatoes, beets and berries will all be from the Paylor garden spot. In addition to a dessert auction, there will be a silent auction and a presentation by Coastal Harvest. Buy tickets at: www.SeabrookWa.com/events.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has imposed a statewide ban on campfires in all state parks and ocean beaches in the Seashore Conservation Area through Sept. 30, due to extreme heat and dry conditions. The ban is part of a statewide effort to prevent human-caused wildfires.
No charcoal or wood fires will be allowed—even in State Parks-designated fire rings.
Liquid or propane camp stoves—including gas-powered fire rings—that do not use solid briquettes and have on/off controls are permitted.
• Answers for All (AFA), meets every Wednesday 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.
• Bingo at the Elks: Ocean Shores/North Beach Elks Lodge No. 2581 hosts Bingo 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 Tuesdays at noon at Alec’s by the Sea, 131 E. Chance A La Mer NE in Ocean Shores.
• The North Beach Senior Center and Thrift Store is located at 885 Ocean Shores Blvd. Coffee and dessert every Wednesday at 2 p.m.
• The Ocean Shores Food Bank at 848 Anchor Ave. NW provides regular distributions of food on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 1:30 until 5 p.m. Emergency food is available Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. by requesting assistance at the 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.
• North Beach Senior Resource Center and the Olympic Area Agency on Aging have a Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor every Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. at Ocean Shores United Methodist Church, 557 Point Brown Ave. NW.
• Women Helping Women – Women alone, 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 289-3880.
• North Beach holds weekly meetings at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 199 Ocean Lake Way SE.
• Brookdale Ocean Shores, formerly Emeritus at Harbour Pointe Shores, is offering SAIL (Staying Active and Independent for Life) exercise classes for Seniors, with instructor Daniela Werner. Classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 1020 Catala Ave. SE, Ocean Shores. Public welcome, call (360) 289-9663.
• PAWS volunteers. If you love animals and have an hour and a half to spare each week helping at the shelter taking care of dogs or cats, call Lorna at (360) 289-2924.
• The Ocean Shores Animal Shelter needs volunteers a few hours a month to care for lost, stray or abandoned animals. Stop by the police station for an application.
• The Wednesday Men’s Christian Breakfast Group meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the lounge at the Shilo Inn. Members are from at least 10 Harbor-area churches, and the group welcomes visitors. Contact Leon Cooke, (360) 289-5735 or 500-5242.
• There are now two Bridge sessions per week in Ocean Shores. Duplicate Bridge is 12:30 p.m. every Monday at the Ocean Shores Inn &Suites. Party Bridge starts at noon every Tuesday at the Community Club, 1016 Catala Ave. S. For more information, call Glenda Reade at (360) 289-2327.
• Pickleball: Learn to play, have fun at Damon Park on Monday, Wednesday Friday, 10 a.m.