Coast Calendar: Woof-a-Thon, Body and Soul Festival

  • Fri Aug 5th, 2016 10:30am
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The Ocean Shores Woof-a-Thon brings together hundreds of dog lovers and dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages, breeds and abilities for a day of tail-wagging celebration this Saturday (Aug. 13) at North Bay Park.

Following the event last August, Ocean Shores Woof-a-thon founder Wilma Spike with members of the board hosted a gathering of the year’s selected beneficiary charities — Ocean Shores Food Bank, Harbor Rescue, PAWS of Grays Harbor and North Beach PAWS. The event was able to disburse $12,000 split between the groups.

This year’s festivities begin at 10 a.m., with a highlight being the walk around the Ocean Shores community at 11:30, followed by several sessions of shared stories about how the event benefits animal welfare efforts in and around Grays Harbor and the North Beach.

The grounds will feature treats for both dogs and their human friends, along with wading pools, water dishes, ice cream truck, music by Charlie Baer, face painting, tarot card readings, raffle baskets, sticker-free area, even mosquito repellent should it be needed.

Spike said this year’s Woof-a-Thon is a credit to all the volunteers who have pitched in for the fifth annual event after she was hospitalized earlier this summer. Sponsors include Seabrook Foundation, Raintree Veterinary Clinic, Harley Charitable Giving and Levee Feed.

For more information, visit the Woof-a-Thon online: http://www.oceanshoreswoofathon.org/

Woof-a-Thon Schedule

10 a.m.

Registration – Check in and get your prizes.

Shop Vendors – All animal related vendors for your pooch

10:30 a.m.

Blessing of the animals with Pastor Bob

10:45 a.m.

Service Dog Demonstration

11:30 a.m.

The walk begins – Ribbon cutting with young donors leading the way.

Ice cream truck at the halfway station.

Try the Lawn Art Safari along the walking route.

12:15 p.m.

Shared stories – Hear how our beneficiary organizations help the animals of our community every day.

Have some lunch, thanks to the Lions Club.

Shop vendor and sponsor booths.

12:30 p.m.

Mutt Contest. Prizes for all sorts of fun competitions.

1:30 p.m.

Service demonstration

2 p.m.

Shared stories – Hear how our beneficiary organizations help the animals of our community every day

2:15 p.m.

Raffle Closes – Grab your raffle tickets and see what you’ve won.

2:45 p.m.

Closing Ceremony

Body and Soul Festival

The Ocean Shores Body and Soul Festival is Aug. 13-14 at the Ocean Shores Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd. Doors open at 10 a.m. for the annual free event that is a holistic lifestyle festival. The Festival provides an opportunity for individuals to explore their options in creating healthier and more conscious lifestyles. The Body and Soul Festival also features an array of businesses, individuals, and organizations that offer products, services, and resources that promote holistic living.

For more information online: http://oceanshoresfestival.com/

This Week in Music

By KOSW FM 91.3 and Michael Gershman

Thursday Aug. 11

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino – In the Ocean Lounge, DJ Able at 9 p.m.

Ocean Beach Roasters – Open Mic is now canceled for the season

Porthole – Eclectic mix of Music and Karaoke with our own DJ Jacob at 9 p.m.

Friday Aug. 12

Mike’s Seafood – Barb Torres singing and playing guitar at 7 p.m.

Porthole – Eclectic mix of Music and Karaoke with our own DJ Jacob at 9 p.m.

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino – In the Ocean Lounge, Funk Factory, playing all your favorite songs starting at 9 p.m.

Eagles Club – Sing like an Eagle. Karaoke with DJ Linda Perez starts after Paddlewheel at about 7:30 p.m.

Elks Club – Karaoke with Arly and Linda starting at 7 p.m.

Galway Bay – Irish music of Curlew’s Call starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday Aug. 13

Oyhut Bay – Saturday Farmers Market – Don Stone will entertain you from 12 to 2:30 p.m.

Porthole – Eclectic mix of Music and Karaoke with our own DJ Jacob at 9 p.m.

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino – In the Ocean Lounge, Funk Factory, playing all your favorite songs starting at 9 p.m.

Pacific Beach Naval Resort in Pacific Beach – Karaoke with DJ Liane Benson at 7 p.m.

Eagles Club – Sing like an Eagle. Karaoke with DJ Linda Perez starts at 8 p.m.

Galway Bay – Irish music of Curlew’s Call starts at 8 p.m.

Upcoming events

• 12’s Fan Fest and Beach Party, Aug. 18-21 — Celebrate the upcoming Seahawks season with a fan party open to all. Festivities include the Mighty Alliance Fan Fest Tailgate Party at Oyhut Bay on Friday Aug. 19 starting at noon. The event features former Seahawks players Norm Johnson, Jordan Babineaux, Joe Tafoya, as well as family members of players, superfans, and “Wilson the 12th Pony.”

Website: www.mighty12salliance.com

On Thursday Aug. 18, there will be preseason game viewing parties at both the Quinault Beach Resort Casino and Galway Bay Irish Pub, with family viewing at Galway. On Friday, vendors will be at both the Ocean Shores Convention Center and QBRC. The Convention Center hosts Radio 80 as well as Aaron Crawford with The Boot Boogie Babes, a Seattle Line Dance Team.

Saturday includes a Hawk-themed 5k Fun Run at 8 a.m. that goes from the Convention Center past Sharky’s, onto the beach and back to the Convention Center. At 10 a.m., there will be a parade that includes “Hawked-out vehicles” and special celebrity guests. Seahawks celebrities then will raise the 12th man flag officially taking over Ocean Shores for the weekend.

Celebrate the inception of the original Seahawks logo with Traditional Quinault Indian Nation Native American Dancers show inside the Convention Center, followed by a traditional salmon bake.

The public can join Mamma Lynch , Mamma Sherman, Mamma Thomas and other Seahawks Mammas on Saturday for bowling with special colored pins and free raffle ticket to each participant for great prizes at Shores Bowling; or play in the Babineaux Family Foundation Celebrity 9-Hole Golf Tournament with former Seahawk Jordan Babineaux and other celebrity guests.

Sunday continues with a Celebrity Pancake Breakfast and Awards Ceremony at the Convention Center with proceeds benefiting North Beach Hyak Cheerleading.

Benefactors of the event include GH Youth Athletics, North Beach Hyak Cheer and The Madeleine Project. The proceeds from the parade will go to Helping Heroes.

• Seabrook Gnome Festival, Aug. 20-21 — Featuring master sand sculptor Eric Hawley. who is is coming to Seabrook for two days to capture a giant gnome with sand as his medium, for the annual Gnome Festival.

In addition to Hawley, Seabrook will host the Seattle kid band, The Not-Its! This free concert will be held on the event lawn starting at 4:30 p.m. Other activities on Saturday including gnome bike parade, gnome hat decorating ($5) and T-shirt coloring ($15). Prior to the concert you will have the chance to win a gnome goodie bag at the Lucky 7 Weekly drawing to be held at the Saturday Market. The market starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The drawing will take place at 3:45 p.m.

On Sunday, the event will culminate at dark with the showing of Gnomeo and Juliet in Horseshoe Park.

• Sept. 3 — Paddle-A-Thon; races and demonstrations of human-powered watercraft, canoes, kayaks. North Bay Park.

• Sept. 3-4 — Kelpers Festival and Shake Rat Rendezvous Pacific Beach. Main parade on Sunday, Kiddies Parade at noon on Saturday, starting at the Post Office in Pacific Beach. Shake Mill events, vendors, live bands and evening dance.

For more info call (360) 276-8377.

• Sept. 9-11 — A.A.O.S. Arts and Crafts Festival; One of Western Washington’s largest indoor & outdoor handmade arts and crafts fair.

• Sept. 10-11: Annual Up Your Wind Kite Festival. Pacific Beach. This is a fun fly event on the beach at Pacific Beach State Park. Sponsored by Hi-Flyers Kite Shop. Call Scott at 360-276-8377 for more info.

• Sept. 16-18 — 25th Annual Sand Castles and S’mores Festival. Pacific Beach. On the beach, past the State Park near Joe Creek. In partnership with the Museum of the North Beach.

• Sept. 16-18 — Whale of a Quilt Show; Boutique vendors, handmade quilts, demonstrations, and quilted items at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

• Sept. 17 — International Beach Cleanup. Register online with Washington Coastsavers, begins at 9 am.

• Sept. 23-25 — Bacon Bash at the Ocean Shores Convention Center; All things bacon, with food, vendors, novelties and entertainment. New event.

• Oct. 1 — Big Foot Brew Fest, Seabrook: Enjoy a variety of microbrews. Front Street beer garden.

• Oct. 20-23 — Irish Music Festival, Ocean Shores, Hoquiam. Largest Irish music celebration on the West Coast. (www.galwaybayirishpub.com).

• Nov. 25-27 — Winter Fanta-Sea at the Ocean Shores Convention Center; Unique handmade items just in time for the holidays.

• Nov. 25 — Seabrook annual Christmas Tree Lighting, with hot chocolate bar, cookie exchange, caroling, and Santa arriving on a bike, outside Town Hall in Seabrook.

• Dec. 3 — Community Christmas Tree Lighting Pacific Beach, 5 p.m.The GHFD No. 8 Santa and his crew will be there, local businesses will have treats. Contact Stephanie at (360) 276-0009.

• Dec. 23 — Seabrook’s Holiday Concert at Town Hall, 7 p.m. Performing again this year will be Ericka Corban and a special musical guest; $5 per person, pay at the door.