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It’s Holiday Bucks Time!
It’s “Holiday Bucks” time again in Vernonia!
And you know what that means. Great op-
portunities to receive gift certificates just
for shopping in Vernonia. Here’s how
Promotion runs from Friday, November
16th to Saturday, December 15th, and is
open to all ages.
Customer will receive one (1) stamp per $5 purchase
When $50 in purchases are made, you the customer, fill
out your card and enter it at any participating business.
All entries will be kept from week to week.
*FIRST FRIDAY December 7th is DOUBLE Stamp Day
Gift Certificates are to be redeemed at any one of the
participating businesses by February 14th 2008.
Drawings will be held at noon on the following Saturdays:
November 24th, December 1st , and December 8th for
$25 gift certificates. Grand Finale Drawing for three more
Gift Certificates (amounts to be determined) will be on
Saturday, December 15th.
The Vernonia Area Chamber of Commerce, organizer of
this annual event, looks forward to your participation in
this exciting and fun promotion. Remember, this is a great
way to support your local businesses, help keep your holi-
day money in Vernonia, and maybe win prizes as well!
Vernonia Hands-On Art
Vernonia Hands-on Art presents its third annual variety show at 7 pm, Thursday,
November 15, at Washington Grade School. This year’s show will benefit the
Vernonia School Band program and Vernonia Cares Food Bank. If you would
like to participate as a performer in this year’s show, please contact Tobie Finzel
at 503.705.2173 or send an email to email@example.com by October 24. We
encourage everyone to attend this family-friendly evening of entertainment by
local singers, dancers, musicians, and other talented people of all ages. Admis-
sion is $5 for adults, 2 cans of food for kids.
Registration is now underway for an Oral History seminar on Saturday, Novem-
ber 3rd, from 10 am to 5 pm. The class is sponsored by the Clatskanie Historical
Society and the Columbia County Cultural Trust. Many of our county museums
- including the Vernonia Pioneer Museum - are using video, audio and written
records to capture the stories of the people who grew up in and built our commu-
nities. Oral histories are also a valuable addition to family genealogical records.
This training is open to all who would like to learn the best methods to obtain
information from our elder generations and preserve these personal histories. To
register for the class, please send a check for $35 payable to L. D. Cole, Clats-
kanie Historical Society, PO Box 502, Clatskanie, OR 97216, by October 22.
The class fee includes lunch. The training will be held at the Clatskanie Com-
munity Education Center; if you are traveling west on Highway 30, turn left two
blocks after the traffic light onto Bryant Street and head up the hill. If you have
questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tobie at 503.705.2173.
The Vernonia Pioneer Museum Association will present another in its Museum
Talk series on Sunday, October 21, at 2 pm, at the Museum, E 511 Bridge Street.
October’s speaker will be Lona Pierce who has done extensive research on the
Virgil Powell diaries that a part of the museum’s collection. Mr. Powell was an
early settler in the Mist and Vernonia area; he kept daily diaries for over fifty
years, recording his daily work activities, the weather, wildlife observations,
and other topics including his work as a firefighter on the Tillamook Burn in the
1930s. Ms Pierce is writing a book based on his detailed observations of natu-
ral phenomena and daily life in the Nehalem Valley during the first half of the
The Vernonia Community Grange is hosting a “Farewell to the Fifties” sock
hop at the Grange on Saturday, November 3, starting at 7:30 pm. Fifties attire
is optional, but socks or saddle shoes are the only footwear allowed! There will
be a DJ playing popular music of the Fifties when rock’n’roll was born, refresh-
ments, a raffle, and other surprises. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for kids.
This event is a fundraiser for improvements to the Grange Hall and a way to
celebrate the Baby Boomers who are saying goodbye to their fifties as they hit
that milestone 60th birthday.
“Say Farewell to the 50’s” Sock Hop
November 3 - 7:00 pm
Costumes optional, saddle shoes suggested, clothing required!
Door-prizes, raffle, 50’s style dance lessons, rofessional DJ, refresh-
ments, and more! Come help Tobie say good by to the 50’s!
$3 Adults, $1 Kids.
Where: Vernonia Grange Hall, 375 North Street
For more info call Tobie at 503-705-2173 or Robb at 429-7731.
Body, Mind, Spirit retreat at Cedar Ridge Retreat Center
November 9 - 11
Feeling Fractured? Our society tends to concentrate on the race...
not the journey. During this weekend retreat you will have an oppor-
tunity to discover the similarities of different philosophies while we
demonstrate time honored truths in practical applications to benefit
our whole person. We will focus on integrating your internal spiritual
life into your relationships, community, and how you can live a life
that is connected globally to make a significant impact.
Three days / Two nights - Food, Lodging, and Classes $225.00
Early Registration and Day Rates also available
Register at www.aletheia-hti.com or call (503) 429-4677 or (503)
429-2703 for more information.
Veteran’s Day Potluck and Movie Night
November 11 - 5:00 pm
The Vernonia Community Church will be hosting a potluck and
family movie night in honor of Veteran’s Day on Sunday November
11, 2007 at 5:00 PM at the Church.
For more information please call the church at 503- 429-6790.
The Vernonia Community Anti-Drug Coalition
November 15 - 7:00 pm
A community presentation will be put on by VHS and VMS students
on November 15th, 7 pm at the Scout Cabin.
Refreshments will be served.
Vernonia Hands-on-Art Variety Show
November 15 - 7:00 pm
DO YOU SING? DANCE? PLAY AN INSTRUMENT? PERFORM A
COMEDY ROUTINE? DO MAGIC TRICKS?
If so, you are welcome to perform in the Community Variety Show!
All ages Welcome! This year’s show will benefit the Vernonia Dal-
las Brass program and the Vernonia Cares Holiday Food Drive!
The VHS and VMS band students will be performing!
Give us a call (503-705-2173) or email email@example.com by Oc-
tober 25 if you would like to be a part of the third annual show.
Childcare for young children will be provided by donation.
Cost: $5 - Food donations are appreciated
Where: WGS gym
A Spirited Old-Fashioned Christmas
December 1 - 5:00 pm
Lighted parade at 5 pm starting at WGS and ending at City Hall.
Community Christmas Tree Lighting 5:30. The VHS band and
choir will be performing and will also be serving refreshments.
Christmas in the Country” Booster Club Bazaar
December 1 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and December 2 - 12:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Anyone wishing to purchase a table or space to sell their
handmade items, or anyone wanting to volunteer a few hours
of their time to call Corrie Smith @ (503) 429-1052 or email
Where: Vernonia Middle School
For more information and pictures from past events visit our
events page at www.vernoniasvoice.com/events.htm
First Fridays of Vernonia is a new cultural event held every month
on the first Friday. Centered around the Vernonia Community
Learning Center and its gallery space, First Friday brings our com-
munity together to share food, conversation, and the arts.
The First Friday Committee is looking for performers, artists, ven-
ues, events businesses, and idea-people to help make this event
grow and expand. Help showcase the arts in Vernonia. If interested
in getting involved please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.