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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
The Pacific Unitarian Uni-
versalist Fellowship holds a
service at 11 a.m. Sunday at
the Performing Arts Center,
588 16th St. The topic is “Sto-
ries of Holidays Past.” Several
members of the fellowship dis-
cuss past holidays. Religious
education for the children fol-
lows the “Moment with the
After the service and social
hour, Frank Logan leads a dis-
cussion upstairs in the sanctu-
ary. The topic is: “Refugees
and U.S. Policy: Refugees from
Desertification and Syria and
others. What should we do?”
For information, call 503-
325-5225, email pacuuf@
gmail.com or go to www.pac-
North Coast ABATE’s chaplain, Bob Hutson, stirs up
his famous chili to warm the cockles of the coldest rid-
er after the annual Holiday Run. This year’s run, chili
feed, raffle and 50/50 benefit area food banks.
ABATE holds its annual
Holiday Run on Saturday
The Daily Astorian
The North Coast Chap-
ter of ABATE of Oregon
holds its 29th annual Hol-
iday Run Saturday, rain or
shine. Sign-up is at 10 a.m.
at The Relief Pitcher, 2795 S.
Roosevelt Drive in Seaside,
with kickstands up at 11 a.m.
Stops include Buoy 9, 996
Pacific Drive in Hammond;
Jeffers Gardens Inn, 34635
US-101 Business in Astoria;
and Workers Tavern at 281
W. Marine Drive.
The ride ends at the Asto-
ria Moose Lodge, 420 17th
St., with Pastor Bob Hutson’s
famous chili feed, 50/50 and
raffle. The cost is $15 for
the run and chili, or $5 for
chili only. Proceeds from the
event will benefit the Clatsop
Community Action Regional
For information, call Carl
Earl at 503-325-6932.
Cultural Coalition will award
grants Wednesday at college
The Daily Astorian
The Clatsop County Cul-
tural Coalition hosts an
award ceremony for the
recently determined 2018
Oregon Cultural Trust grant
recipients in Clatsop County
at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in
Room 219, Columbia Hall, at
Clatsop Community College.
This grant year, over $13,000
was awarded to performance,
heritage and cultural arts
organizations throughout the
During the ceremony,
each award recipient is pre-
sented with their grant
money, and gives a brief
description of their funded
project. Allison Tigard of
the Arts Council of Clatsop
County, is speaking on the
topic “The Arts Mean Busi-
ness.” Entertainment is pro-
vided by Matt Pierce and the
Astoria High School Choir.
Light refreshments will be
served. For information, con-
tact Charlene Larsen at crl.
A Celebration of Spirit,
Ground Interspiritual Fel-
lowship, meets from 9:30 to
10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Wes-
ley Room at the Astoria First
United Methodist Church,
1076 Franklin Ave. Use the
11th Street building entrance.
This morning gathering is not
defined by any particular belief
system, and is intended for the
“spiritual but not religious,” as
well as those who draw from
more than one faith tradition.
For information, go to http://
St. Catherine Episcopal
NEHALEM — St. Cath-
erine Episcopal Church,
36335 U.S. Highway 101 in
Nehalem, holds a Labyrinth
walk from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday,
and the first Sunday of every
month. All are welcome. For
information, go to www.saint-
Community HU sing
SEASIDE — A Seaside
Community Eckankar HU Sing
takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday at
the Seaside Public Library, 1131
Broadway. Regardless of one’s
beliefs or religion, anyone can
sing HU (pronounced hue), an
ancient name for God; it is for
the spiritual upliftment of those
who come, and is not directed
to any other purpose. For infor-
mation, call Seann Valen at 503-
717-5485, email axcess49@
gmail.com or go to www.eck-
Religious Society of
ILWACO, Washington —
The Lower Columbia Quak-
ers, also known as the Reli-
gious Society of Friends,
meets at 3 p.m. Sunday in the
Ilwaco Community Center,
158 First Ave. N. All are wel-
come to visit and participate.
For information, go to https://
CANNON BEACH —
Cannon Beach Community
Church, 132 E. Washington
St., holds an Evensong service
at 6 p.m. the first and third Sun-
day of the month. All are wel-
come. Evensong features Wes
Warhmund (guitar, flute and
clarinet) and meditative songs,
Psalms, readings, candlelight
and time for quiet reflection.
Come enjoy “Piano Car-
ols,” at noon, Wednesdays
Dec. 6, 13 and 20. The carols
feature 30 minutes of medita-
tive piano based on traditional
Christmas Carols, played
by jazz pianist David Rob-
inson, on the new Steinway
at Cannon Beach Commu-
nity Church, located at 132 E.
Washington St. in downtown
For information, call the
church at 503-436-1222.
For those who are inter-
ested in joining First Lutheran
Church, 725 33rd St., there is
a new member orientation at
9:45 a.m. Sunday in the Fire
Advent Family Night is at
5 p.m. Sunday, with food, fel-
lowship, Advent crafts and
The Advent flower minis-
try and creation of bouquets
begins at 10 a.m. Monday.
Everyone is invited to partic-
ipate in the program, includ-
ing delivery of the bouquets.
Donations of Christmas mugs
are appreciated. For questions,
contact Marian Soderberg at
On Wednesdays, begin-
ning Dec. 6, a Soup Supper is
served at 6:15 p.m., followed
at 7 p.m. by Evening Prayer.
To help with the meal, email
Two quilts, which are hang-
ing in the coffee area, are being
raffled off. Tickets cost $2
each or three for $5, and can
be purchased at the Welcome
Desk after services. The draw-
ing is Dec. 12.
For information, call 503-
325-6252 or go to www.asto-
Christian Church of
WARRENTON — One
Starry Night, a one-day Christ-
mas-centered Vacation Bible
School (VBS), is being held
from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 9, at
the Christian Church of War-
renton, 1376 S.E. Anchor Ave.
There is no cost for this event,
which is for children ages 3
through fifth grade.
This VBS focuses on the
reason for the season, the birth
of the Christ child. Children
will sing, dance, do crafts, play
games and hear from charac-
ters of the story as they travel
Preregister, if possible, by
calling the church office at
503-861-1714. Registration is
also available the day of the
St. Mary, Star of the Sea
The Knights of Colum-
bus host a monthly breakfast
in the St. Mary, Star of the
Sea School auditorium, 1411
Grand Ave., following the 8:30
and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sun-
day. Pancakes, sausages and/or
bacon and ham are available,
with coffee, juice and assorted
pastries. The cost is $8 for
adults, $5 for seniors, and $15
for families. All are welcome.
Celebrate the Our Lady of
Guadalupe Novena at 6:30
p.m. Sunday through Dec.
11, at St. Mary, Star of the
Sea Catholic Church, 1465
Grand Ave., led by the Spanish
On Friday, the Feast of the
Immaculate Conception (Holy
Day of Obligation) is cele-
brated at an 8 a.m. Mass at St.
Mary, Star of the Sea; at a noon
Mass at St. Francis de Sales,
867 Fifth Ave. in Hammond;
at a 6:30 p.m. Novena at St.
Mary, Star of the Sea; and at
a 7 p.m. bilingual Mass at St.
Mary, Star of the Sea.
The Our Lady of Guada-
lupe Celebration is Dec. 12
at St. Mary, Star of the Sea.
There is a procession at 5:30
p.m., which meets at the Asto-
ria Employment Office, 450
Marine Drive, followed by
a Mass at 7 p.m. Everyone is
invited for dinner in the gym
Parish Advent Penance
Services are at 7 p.m. Dec. 15
at St. Mary Star, of the Sea and
at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Our Lady
of Victory, 120 Oceanway in
For information, call the
church at 503-325-3671, email
go to www.stmaryastoria.com
First Presbyterian Church
of Astoria, 1103 Grand Ave.,
meets at 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev.
Bill Van Nostran’s sermon is
“Time to Stay Awake.”
A Holiday Fair, featuring
local artisans, is held from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Open-
ings are available for vendors
wishing to participating. Con-
tact the church office at 503-
503-325-1702 to reserve a
spot as a vendor.
A weekly session of Guided
Meditation is offered every
Thursday night in the Mar-
cotte Room, led by Sumedha
Murdock. Those new to med-
itation have an instructional
session at 6:30 p.m.; the ses-
sion begins at 7 p.m.
For information, email at
go to www.fpcastoria.org
An opportunity for a Quiet
Day to begin the season of
Advent takes place from
9 a.m. to noon Saturday at
Grace Episcopal Church, 1545
Franklin Ave. There are times
of prayer and reflection, and
the Labyrinth is available.
The church celebrates the
first Sunday of Advent at both
the 8 and 10 a.m. services with
the lighting of the first of four
candles of the Advent wreath.
Following the later service,
Advent brochures and calen-
dars are available for family
The Advent Labyrinth
walk is from 3 to 6 p.m. Sun-
day. A labyrinth introduc-
tion is offered at 3 p.m., upon
request. It takes an average of
30 minutes to complete the
An Advent study on the
Book of Revelation begins at 6
p.m. Tuesday, led by the Rev.
Lance Peeler, using the book
“Heaven on Earth: God’s Call
to Community in the Book of
For information, call the
church at 503-325-4691 or go
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Columbia Senior Diners —
11:30 a.m., 1111 Exchange St. Cost
is $6. For information, or to have a
meal delivered, call 503-325-9693.
Warrenton Senior Lunch Pro-
gram — noon, Warrenton Commu-
nity Center, 170 S.W. Third St. Sug-
gested donation of $5 for seniors
and $7 for those younger than 60.
For information, or to volunteer, call
503-861-3502 Monday or Thursday.
Astoria Rotary Club — noon,
second floor of the Astoria Elks
Lodge, 453 11th St. Guests always
welcome. For information, go to
Knochlers Pinochle Group —
1 p.m., Bob Chisholm Community
Center, 1225 Avenue A, Seaside.
Cost is $1 per regular session per
person. Players with highest and
second highest scores split the prize.
Game is designed for players 55 and
older, but all ages are welcome.
Mahjong for Experienced
Players — 1 p.m., Astoria Senior
Center, 1111 Exchange St. For in-
formation, call 503-325-3231.
Line Dancing for Seniors — 3
to 4:30 p.m., Astoria Senior Center,
1111 Exchange St. Not for begin-
ners. For information, call 503-325-
Astoria Toastmasters — 6:30
p.m., Hotel Elliot conference room,
357 12th St. Visitors welcome. For
information, go to www.toastmas-
ters.org or call Christa Svensson at
Depression and Bipolar
Support Alliance — 7 to 9 p.m.,
Room A, Columbia Memorial Hos-
pital, 2111 Exchange St. Open to all
those diagnosed with a mood dis-
order, or have a family member or
friend diagnosed, or who think they
might have depression or bipolar
disorder. For information, contact
Patricia Fessler at 503-325-8930.
Warbirds — 8 a.m., Labor
Temple Diner, 934 Duane St. All
air crew members and maintainers
Stewardship Quilting Group
— 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., First Lu-
theran Church, 725 33rd St. All are
welcome. Donations of material al-
ways appreciated. For information,
call Janet Kemp at 503-325-4268.
Do Nothing Club — 10 a.m.
to noon, 24002 U St., Ocean Park,
Wash. Men’s group. For informa-
tion, call Jack McBride at 360-665-
Senior Lunch — 11:30 a.m.,
Bob Chisholm Senior Center, 1225
Avenue A, Seaside. Suggested do-
nation of $3 for those older than 60;
$6.75 for those younger than 60.
For information, call Michelle Lew-
is at 503-861-4200.
Columbia Senior Diners —
11:30 a.m., 1111 Exchange St.
The cost is $6. For information, or
to have a meal delivered, call 503-
Astoria Lions Club — noon,
Astoria Elks Lodge, 453 11th St.
Prospective members welcome.
For information, contact Charlene
Larsen at 503-325-0590.
Astoria Kiwanis Club — noon,
El Tapatio, 229 W. Marine Drive.
For information, call Frank Spence
at 503-325-2365 or Susan Brooks
Rethinking Pain Class —
12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Providence
Seaside Hospital, Education Center
A, 725 S. Wahanna Road, Seaside.
Learn how pain develops, body-
brain connection, practice calming
techniques. No cost. Reservations
required. Register by calling 800-
562-8964 or online at www.provi-
Bridge Club — 12:30 to 4 p.m., As-
toria Senior Center, 1111 Exchange
St. Anyone may play if they have a
partner; to request a bridge partner,
Bras2Moms Fitting — 1 to 3
p.m., Columbia Memorial Hospital
Family Birthing Center, 2111 Ex-
change St. Bras2Moms provides
free nursing bras and/or tanks to
mothers, so women do not become
discouraged with, or stop breast-
feeding because they cannot afford
a nursing bra. A $5 donation is re-
quested, but not required. For best
fit, come for a fitting two weeks after
giving birth. Sizes subject to avail-
ability. For information, call 503-
North Coast La Leche League
— 5:30 to 7 p.m., Blue Scorcher Bak-
ery, 1493 Duane St. Pregnant wom-
en, mothers, babies and toddlers
welcome. Topics: preparing for child-
birth and breastfeeding, adjusting to
motherhood, parenting babies and
toddlers, benefits and challenges of
breastfeeding, nutrition and wean-
ing. For breastfeeding support, call
or text Megan Oien at 503-440-4942
or Kestrel Gates at 503-453-3777, or
send message on “La Leche League
of Astoria” Facebook page.
Evergreen Masonic Lodge
No. 137 — 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30
p.m. meeting, 201 N. Holladay
Drive, Seaside. All Masons and
their families are welcome. For in-
formation, call 503-717-0808.
Authentic Spiritual Conversa-
tions — 7 to 8:30 p.m., Activity Center,
first floor, CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer
Collaborative, 1905 Exchange St.
Open dialogue about spiritual issues.
Group supports participants in shar-
ing their own understanding and put-
ting their spiritual values into practice.
All faiths, including “spiritual but not
religious” welcome. For information,
email email@example.com or call
Warrenton Sunrise Rotary
Club — 7 a.m., Dooger’s Seafood
& Grill, Youngs Bay Plaza, 103 S.
U.S. Highway 101, Warrenton. For
information, call 503-325-4030.
Moms Offering Moms Sup-
port Club — 9 a.m., Capt. Gray
Port of Play, 785 Alameda Ave. For
information, go to www.momsclubo-
fastoria.org or email president@
Sit & Stitch — 1 to 3 p.m.,
Homespun Quilts & Yarn, 108 10th
St. Bring knitting, crochet or other
needlework projects along to this
community stitching time. All skill
See NOTES, Page 4B
Who can enter?
Other contest rules:
• Photographers of all ages; must be
residents of Oregon or Washington state.
• Top 10 photographs will be published in
the Coast Weekend print edition on Thursday,
Jan. 4, 2018.
• All photographs entered may be used in
future publications by the EO Media Group
What photographs are eligible?
• All subjects are welcome.
• Digital entries: Digital photographs may be
color or black-and-white and must be JPEGs,
maximum of 5MB, 300 dpi resolution and at
least 5”x7” in image size.
• Top 25 photographs will be published
online at CoastWeekend.com on Thursday,
Jan. 4, 2018.
• Each entry must include the entrant’s
name, home address, age, a description of
the photograph and email address.
• Gift cards will be awarded for first-, second-
and third-place winners, plus a People’s Choice
winner voted for online Dec. 18 to Dec. 24.
• Entries will be accepted Friday, Nov. 17
through Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017