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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
Homeownership and financial
education workshops offered
The Daily Astorian
The Community Action
Team is holding free educa-
tional workshops during Jan-
uary and February. Both are
held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. The First Time Home-
buyer Workshop is Jan. 6 in
Astoria and Jan. 20 in Tilla-
mook; the Financial Educa-
tion Workshop is held Jan.
13 in Tillamook and Feb. 3
The First Time Home-
buyer Workshop teaches
Tongue Point students deliver coats to CCA
shopping for a home, finan-
cial readiness, understand-
ing mortgages, the closing
process and how to protect
your investment. The Finan-
cial Education Workshop
teaches budgeting, saving,
goal setting, credit manage-
ment and improving overall
financial health. Preregistra-
tion is required. For informa-
tion, and to register, contact
Cindy Peake, lead home-
ownership specialist, at 503-
325-8098 or cindkp@cat-
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 Su-
san Brooks at 503-791-3026.
cate Bridge Club — 12:30 to 4
p.m., Astoria Senior Center, 1111
Exchange St. Anyone may play if
they have a partner; to request a
bridge partner, call 503-325-0029.
Bras2Moms Fitting — 1
to 3 p.m., Columbia Memorial
Hospital Family Birthing Center,
2111 Exchange St. Bras2Moms
provides free nursing bras and/
or tanks to mothers, so women do
not become discouraged with, or
stop breastfeeding because they
cannot afford a nursing bra. A $5
North Coast La Leche
League — 5:30 to 7 p.m., Blue
Scorcher Bakery, 1493 Duane St.
Pregnant women, mothers, ba-
bies and toddlers welcome. Top-
ics: preparing for childbirth and
breastfeeding, adjusting to moth-
erhood, parenting babies and
toddlers, benefits and challenges
of breastfeeding, nutrition and
weaning. For breastfeeding sup-
port, 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”
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
information, call 503-717-0808.
Authentic Spiritual Conver-
sations — 7 to 8:30 p.m., Activ-
ity Center, first floor, CMH-OHSU
Knight Cancer Collaborative,
1905 Exchange St. Open dialogue
about spiritual issues. Group sup-
ports participants in sharing their
own understanding and putting
their spiritual values into practice.
All faiths, including “spiritual but
not religious” welcome. For infor-
mation, email info@cgifellowship.
org or call 916-307-9790.
Jennifer Holen/United Way of Clatsop County
During a coat drive organized and held by the Student Leadership Council at Tongue Point Job Corps, students and
staff contributed more than 70 coats and donated them to Clatsop Community Action, to be given to their clients. The
council plans to hold drives for different community needs every month. Pictured, from left, Jesse Gomez, Maria Mam-
bru, Taylor Dafferen, Viviana Matthews, deputy director of Clatsop Community Action, Michele Gipson, Jennifer Holen,
director of United Way of Clatsop County, Brittany Campbell, Toni Lopez and Dylon Kohler.
The Pacific Unitarian Uni-
versalist Fellowship holds a ser-
vice at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Per-
forming Arts Center, 588 16th
St. A participatory service takes
place Sunday; the topic is “What
Are You Going to Do in 2018
to Make a Better World?” Reli-
gious education for the children
is available each week following
the “Moment with the Children”
near the beginning of the service.
Everyone is welcome to a
social time in the Green Room
after the service.
For information, call 503-
325-5225, email pacuuf@gmail.
com, or go to pacuuf.org
A Celebration of Spirit,
sponsored by Common Ground
Interspiritual Fellowship, meets
Perhaps I see Astoria differently than you do.
Every m orning I drive across the N ew Youngs Bay bridge on m y w ay to w ork
at The D aily Astorian. Every day is a different perspective: the sun em erging
behind Saddle M ountain and leaking an orange shine into the bay. O r thick,
blue-gray air punctuated w ith house lights, street lights, tail lights m ounding
on the hills of South Astoria like a pile aof C hristm as lights. Shiny puddles and
silver rain. The fog enveloping the Astoria-M egler Bridge. Streaky sunshine
and w ispy clouds. Every vista inspires aw e for m e, a new com er.
M y perspective of The D aily Astorian is m uch the sam e. Every day is different,
w hat I learn about m y new com m unity in our pages is extraordinary.
W hat m y colleagues accom plish daily reflects the bright lights, fog and color
in our com m unity.
As w e begin a new year together, I hope you w ill see w hat I see — a unique
and extraordinary com m unity, landscape and new spaper. Look as I do and
you w ill appreciate how lucky w e are.
Thank you for reading The D aily Astorian. W e appreciate every reader,
advertiser and new s m aker and w ish each of you a bright N ew Year.
A New Year’s Eve wor-
ship service takes place at First
Lutheran Church, 725 33rd St.,
at 10 a.m. Sunday.
For information, call the
church at 503-325-6252, email
email@example.com or go to
St. Catherine Episcopal
NEHALEM — St. Cather-
ine Episcopal Church, 36335
N. Highway 101, holds a lab-
yrinth walk from 3 to 5 p.m.
Sunday and Monday. For infor-
mation call 503-457-5246.
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 lower-
First Presbyterian Church,
1103 Grand Ave., meets at 10
a.m. Sunday. Guest preacher
Charlotte Mace delivers a ser-
mon, “Anna’s Story.”
Guided meditation is
offered every Thursday night
24 HOU R S
in the Marcotte Room (behind
the sanctuary), led by Sumedha
Murdock. Those new to medi-
tation have an instructional
session at 6:30 p.m.; medita-
tion begins at 7 p.m.
For information, call 503-
325- 1702, email pastorbill@
fpcastoria.org or go to fpcas-
The first Sunday after
Christmas Day is celebrated at
a single 9 a.m. service Sunday
at Grace Episcopal Church,
1545 Franklin Ave. It is a
chance to sing Christmas car-
ols one last time and, for those
who usually attend either the 8
or 10 a.m. service, an opportu-
nity to share worship, conver-
sation and coffee.
For information, call 503-
325-4691 or go to graceasto-
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from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sun-
day in the Wesley Room at the
Astoria First United Method-
ist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave.
Use the 11th Street building
entrance. This morning gather-
ing is not defined by any particu-
lar belief system, and is intended
for the “spiritual but not reli-
gious,” as well as those who
draw from more than one faith
tradition. For information, go to
Columbia Senior Diners —
11:30 a.m., 1111 Exchange St.
The cost is $6. For information,
or to have a meal delivered, call
donation is requested, but not
required. For best fit, come for a
fitting two weeks after giving birth.
Sizes subject to availability. For
information, call 503-338-7581.
Bob Chisholm Senior Center,
1225 Avenue A, Seaside. Sug-
gested donation of $3 for those
older than 60; $6.75 for those
younger than 60. For information,
call Michelle Lewis at 503-861-
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