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Brownsmead Grange holds
annual chili cook-off April 15
The Daily Astorian
Brownsmead Grange holds
its annual chili cook-off
fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m.
April 15. This family friendly
event serves a full chili din-
ner, and includes prizes and
a raffle. Tickets cost $10 for
adults and $5 for children 12
and younger, and are avail-
able at the door or online.
The meal includes fresh
corn bread and honey, a hot
bowl of chili, with meat
and vegetarian options, or a
chili dog with fresh chopped
onions and a sprinkle of
grated cheese. Lemonade
and beverages are provided,
as well.
To enter the chili cook
off, bring two quarts of
Pacific Unitarian Universalist
homemade chili in a warmer
or crock pot, along with a
3-inch by 5-inch card listing
the ingredients (no amounts
are needed, to keep “secret”
recipes secret), and spice
level (mild, medium or hot),
by 5 p.m. to the Browns-
mead Grange on the day of
the event. Only one entry per
person is allowed.
Contestants are judged
anonymously by a panel
of judges. A crowd favor-
ite chili will also be chosen.
There are some prizes for the
winners, as well as a first-
place trophy, donated by the
Trophy Case in Gearhart.
For information, call 503-
458-5229, email Browns- or
go to
grange for tickets.
Girls have opportunity to learn
building skills at summer camp
The Daily Astorian
Hampton Lumber is partner-
ing with Portland-based non-
profit Girls Build to bring a
weeklong summer camp for
girls to Warrenton in August.
Girls Build camps are oppor-
tunities for girls 8 to 14 years
old to build confidence by
learning the basics of build-
ing — including carpentry,
plumbing, electricity, con-
crete and sheet metal — from
female instructors.
The Warrenton Girls
Build camp takes place from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 to
24 at the Warrenton Grade
School. The cost to attend the
camp is $300, with breakfast
and lunch included.
Scholarships are avail-
able, but space is limited. For
information, email info@ or go to girls-
The Pacific Unitarian Universalist (UU)
Fellowship holds a service at 11 a.m. Sun-
day at the Performing Arts Center, 588 16th
St. The topic is “Laughing at Ourselves.” Rev.
Kit Ketcham speaks about UU humor and the
role of the Holy Fool.
The monthly potluck at the Masonic Tem-
ple, across the street, at 1572 Franklin Ave.,
follows the service.
For information, call 503-325-5225, email or go to
Religious Society of Friends
ILWACO, Wash. — The Lower Colum-
bia Quakers, also known as the Religious
Society of Friends, meets at 3 p.m. Sunday
in the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First
Ave. N. All are welcome to visit and partic-
ipate. For information, go to lowercolumbi-
Common Ground Interspiritual
A Celebration of Spirit, sponsored
by Common Ground Interspiritual Fel-
lowship, meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Sunday in the Wesley Room at the Asto-
ria 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 informa-
tion, go to, email info@ or call 916-307-9790.
Crossroads Community
SVENSEN — Crossroads Community
Church, a Friends Fellowship, at 40618
Old Highway 30, is holding a Free Fam-
ily Film Friday at 6:45 p.m. Come enjoy a
film and fellowship. This event is always
held the second Friday of the month. All
are welcome. For information, call Shawn
Leonard, pastor, at 503-949-5033.
Astoria Church of Christ
org. Recordings of Rev. Van Nostran’s ser-
mons are available at
The Astoria Church of Christ, 692 12th
St., hosts its seventh annual After Easter
Community Sing-along at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Refreshments will follow. All are welcome.
For information, call 503-791-3235.
Grace Episcopal
Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Frank-
lin Ave., holds its monthly Second Sun-
day Soup-Supper at 4 p.m. in the Parish
Hall, free of charge. Those willing to help
should come at 3 p.m. to set up, or 5 p.m.
to help clean up.
Grace Church is offering a Taizé Prayer
& Song service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, con-
sisting of simple repeated chants, periods of
silence, prayers individual and communal,
and the lighting of candles. All are welcome.
Grace Episcopal Church Preschool is
accepting registrations for the 2018-19
school year. The Montessori-based pre-
school classes are offered from 8:30 to
11:30 a.m. weekdays for 3-, 4- and 5-year
olds Registration forms are available at
the church and on the website.
For information, call the church at 503-
325-4691 or 503-325-6580, or go to gra-
Bethany Free Lutheran
Bethany Free Lutheran Church, 451
34th St., is hosting a Bible conference
this weekend, exploring the theme “One
in Christ.” The event begins at 7 tonight,
with an interactive learning time about
sharing with people of different back-
grounds and cultures.
There are workshops, Bible studies and
discussion times on Saturday, beginning at
9 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.
Jon and Heidi Nelson, who serve with the
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
World Missions Department, are sharing at
three different sessions during the weekend.
The weekend includes a concert at 7
p.m. Saturday with trumpet player Joel
Finnesgard and his family, who are the
musical group “Stones Cry.” There is no
charge for the concert, and a free-will
offering will be taken.
The public is welcome to attend the con-
cert and all other sessions of the conference.
First Lutheran
Pastor Steve Keinberger presides over
worship services with Holy Commu-
nion at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at First
Lutheran Church, 725 33rd St. Sunday
School is offered during the early service.
All are welcome to attend.
Bible study is at 10 a.m. (pack a brown
bag lunch) and 6 p.m. Wednesday.
For information, call 503-325-6252 or
go to
First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church of Astoria,
1103 Grand Ave., holds its weekly ser-
vice at 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Doug Rich’s
sermon topic is “The Need to Believe.”
Denise Reed provides musical accompa-
niment on organ and piano.
Classes to learn how to ring English
Bells are held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. each
Tuesday, and a Women’s Bible Study is
scheduled in the Fellowship Hall parlor
at 6:30 p.m. each Friday in April. If inter-
ested, contact the church office.
For information, call the office at 503-
325-1702, or email pastorbill@fpcastoria.
Astoria First United Methodist
Astoria First United Methodist Church,
1076 Franklin Ave., holds a worship service
at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Carol Prichard’s
sermon topic is “Share Your Stunning Sto-
ries.” All are welcome.
For information, contact the church
office at 503-325-5454.
4-H — Looking for 4-H leaders.
For information, call Sandra Carl-
son at the Oregon State University
Extension at 503-325-8573.
toria Column and the city of Astoria.
For information, call the Friends of
the Astoria Column Visitor Center at
American Red Cross — Needs
registration volunteers (donor am-
bassadors) in Clatsop County to
provide customer service and en-
hance the blood donor experience.
For information, call Angela Basurt-
to at 503-528-5430.
Astoria Riverfront Trolley As-
sociation — 111 W. Marine Drive.
Needs conductors/motormen to
operate trolley and narrate points
of interest. One or more three-hour
shifts per month. For information,
call the 503-325-6311.
Angels for Sara Senior Dog
Sanctuary — Needs volunteers to
help care for elderly dogs who are
unable to stay with their owners.
Anyone interested in fundraising,
yard maintenance, spending quality
time with the dogs or fostering a se-
nior dog, short or long term, contact
Jacque Pressly at angelsforsara@ or call 503-325-2772.
Astoria Senior Center — 1111
Exchange St. To volunteer, call Lar-
ry Miller at 503-325-3231.
Astoria Column — 1 Coxcomb
Drive. Volunteers needed to wel-
come visitors, provide information
and answer questions about the As-
Astoria Veteran Van Drivers
— Volunteer drivers needed for the
Disabled American Veterans van for
one or more trips per month. The
van leaves Astoria at 7 a.m. for the
Portland Veterans Administration
Hospital and returns in the early af-
ternoon. To volunteer, contact Dick
Lang, Astoria DAV van coordina-
tor, at 503-298-8757 or dicklang@ Drivers receive free
breakfast and lunch vouchers for
the hospital canteen on every trip.
Astoria Warming Center —
1076 Franklin Ave. Winter overnight
emergency shelter for homeless
persons needs volunteers for three-
hour shifts from evening through the
night to help with welcoming guests,
serving dinner, cleaning the kitchen,
monitoring the sleeping area over-
night, and closing the shelter in the
morning. Volunteers also needed
for weekly litter patrols in the neigh-
borhood. To volunteer, email astori-
Chamber of Commerce — 111 W.
Marine Drive. Volunteers needed at
the chamber and for events. For in-
formation, call 503-325-6311.
Cannon Beach Academy
— 3781 S. Hemlock St., Cannon
Beach. Volunteers needed for
breakfast or lunch preparation and
cleanup, reading groups, math
groups, lunch/recess duty and
housekeeping. Shifts are 1.25
hours or longer. For information,
call 503-298-5245.
Cannon Beach Library —131
North Hemlock, Cannon Beach. Vol-
unteers needed for a variety of tasks
and time commitments, including
alphabetizing bookshelves, covering
books, doing minor building mainte-
nance, helping with a speakers’ se-
ries, and participating in annual book
sales and other events. For informa-
tion email info@cannonbeachlibrary.
org or call 503-436-1391.
Caring Adults Developing
Youth (CADY) Mentoring Program
— 800 Exchange St., second floor.
Needs mentors for youths ages 10
to 17 at risk of school failure. Time
commitment: one year, about eight
hours per month. For information,
contact Laura Parker at 503-325-
8601 or
Clatsop Animal Assistance Inc.
— Needs volunteers who have a strong
commitment to work on behalf of the
Clatsop County Animal Shelter’s dogs
and cats. For information, email info@ or call 503-861-0737.
Clatsop Care Center — Vol-
unteers needed daily for all three
meals to provide one-on-one as-
sistance to dining dependent resi-
dents. Volunteers must participate
in a 16-hour training program. For
information, contact Mandy Brench-
ley at 503-325-0313, ext. 209.
Clatsop Community College
Outreach Literacy — Needs
volunteer literacy tutors to work
with adults, native and non-native
speakers. Training available. For
information, call 503-338-2557.
Camp Kiwanilong — A large
variety of volunteer opportunities
are available. For information, call
503-861-2933 or go to campkiwan-
CEU credits available!
Friday, April 20
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Breathe Easier
We take our breath for granted until the day it
becomes difficult to breathe. The CMH Pulmonology
Clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating lung
conditions and diseases.
Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Ave.
Astoria, OR 97103
This class is free, but registration is required.
To register, call 800-272-3900.
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as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of
plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? This
program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the
early stage and offers suggestions for how to cope with the changes
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Michael Lewis, MD
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Our board-certified pulmonologist and physician
assistant will work with you to develop a holistic
treatment plan to improve your quality of life.
Make an appointment today. Call 503-338-4516.
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