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CANNON BEACH — Tolovana Arts Colony’s eighth annual Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers is pleased to announce the acclaimed authors who will participate this year, from Friday evening, April 5, until noon Sunday, April 7. Read more

ASTORIA — “Thirteenth Night, or Whatever You Say,” a Shakespearean pastiche by William Ham, is the next presentation in the TEN-FIFTEEN series created by Pier Pressure Productions. It can be seen 10:15 a.m. and 10:15 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at 1015 Commercial St. Read more

I am a born-and-raised Pacific Northwesterner, but in all my days, it wasn’t until last fall that I finally had my first personal sighting of a whale, swimming wild and free. It was an orca in Puget Sound. Perhaps some of you have seen orcas before, or gray whales on their annual migration a… Read more

CHINOOK, Wash. — Auditions for “Mary Poppins,” the summer musical production of the Peninsula Association of Performing Artists, will take place 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Fort Columbia Theater in Chinook, Wash. Read more

CANNON BEACH — Astoria author Marianne Monson will read from and discuss her most recent book, “Women of the Blue & Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies.” This is the next event in the Northwest Authors Series, sponsored by Cannon Beach Library at 2 p.m. S… Read more

SKAMOKAWA, Wash. — Friends of Skamokawa presents “Water Journeys,” featuring award-winning Southwest Washington artist Stan Riedesel, at the River Life Interpretive Center/Central Schoolhouse/Redmen Hall, 1394 Washington State Route 4. Read more

ASTORIA — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the BodyVox performance set for Saturday, March 9, at the Liberty Theatre has been rescheduled to October. All ticket purchases have been refunded. Read more

SEASIDE — Celebrating 15 years in 2019, the next Seaside First Saturday Art Walk takes place 5 to 7 p.m. March 2. The free event is held between Holladay Drive and Broadway Street in the Historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside. Read more

On the Hanford Reservation in eastern Washington during World War II, Plant B was the location of the top-secret Manhattan Project. It produced the plutonium used in the world’s first nuclear detonation in New Mexico and then in the atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki, that ended World War II. Read more