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SEASIDE — In the mid-19th century, men in boats powered only by sail or oar, fished with nets at the mouth of the Columbia River. Facing great danger, the gillnetters had to contend with fish traps, horse seiners and numerous adverse conditions. During 1880, more than 200 fishermen drowned. … Read more

SEAVIEW, Wash. — Join herbalists Lara Pacheco and Kate Coulton as they craft with natural dyes and nourish with some seasonal medicine 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Sou'wester Lodge, 3728 J Place. Lunch will be provided by Chef Paige Common from Eatin’ Alive. Read more

ASTORIA — Every third Friday at The Labor Temple Bar is Cheap Jokes and Dirty Whiskey comedy night. This month’s event is 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, with a $5 cover charge. Five comedians are on hand, including host LLynn Marks, Kellie Irwin, headliner Jamal Harrington with local guest opener… Read more

SEASIDE — The Seaside Sou’Wester Garden Club holds its 24th-annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25. The sale is at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center — but shoppers will need to use the new west entry since the First Street lobby is closed for construction. Credit/debit … Read more

ASTORIA — The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council screens “The Year We Thought About Love.” The movie features young gay, trans, lesbian and queer youth and allies who share their experiences coming out and navigating as part of the LGBTQ community. The DEI Council is collaboratin… Read more

ASTORIA — The Astoria High School Honors English 10 class is hosting Cultural Conversations from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the AHS Commons. The event is a chance to connect community members through their stories. Jenni Newton, who started the event, was inspired by the program “The H… Read more

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ASTORIA — The next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event is “Oregon’s Oldest Known Shipwreck: A Spanish Galleon of 1693,” by Cameron La Follette, is 1 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Fort Clatsop in the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Read more

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ELMA, Wash. — Remember earlier this spring, the home and yard visions that danced in your head while you watched the rain fall and fall and fall? Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, at the 20th annual Master Gardeners Home and Garden Show you can start turning those dreams into reality. Saturday… Read more

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How many times have we, lucky residents in our coastal paradise, heard this from out-of-town visitors: “Gorgeous area, you lucky people, but what is there to do if you’re a full-timer?” Read more

SKAMOKAWA, Wash. — The 35th annual Great White Tail Run starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18. This event, sponsored by Wahkiakum 4-H, features a 10K, 5K and 2-mile course through the Julia Butler Hansen National Refuge in Skamokawa. Read more

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SEASIDE — Clatsop Animal Assistance is celebrating its 20th anniversary 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, for dinner, drinks and dessert at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center, 415 First Ave. CAA’s 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner will be hosted by longtime NBC co-host of the Westminster Kennel C… Read more

CANNON BEACH — Join members of the Ecola Creek Watershed Council for the annual Ecola Creek broom-buster work party from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 11. Scotch broom is an invasive species. It displaces native plants that some animals depend on. We will be pulling or cutting Scotch broom plan… Read more

CANNON BEACH — There isn’t one part of Oregon’s rugged coastline that doesn’t have a story about a shipwreck, forced landing, or daring rescue. A popular waterway for centuries, the Oregon Coast has many shipwreck stories to share. Read more

ASTORIA — The sixth annual Astoria Run on the River is May 19. Join us for the half marathon, 10k or 5k on the beautiful Astoria Riverwalk. Sponsored by Buoy Beer Co., this race will sell out. Read more

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Oregon’s rocky shores aren’t just stunning scenery and wonderful recreation areas. They are also important nesting areas for over 1 million seabirds, including cormorants, pelicans, black oystercatchers, tufted puffins and common murres. Many North Coast residents and visitors enjoy the sigh… Read more

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CANNON BEACH — Have you seen the leopards at Haystack Rock? Leopard nudibranchs that is! The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) invites everyone to join them as they embark upon their second annual nudibranch safari. Join the expedition as explorers of all ages trek through the intertida… Read more

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ASTORIA — Among the first signs of summer is opening day of Astoria Sunday Market. Locals and visitors alike celebrate the return of colorful flower bouquets, aromatic kettle corn and roasted nuts, and the festive sight of tents sprouting along 12th Street each Mother’s Day. Read more

ASTORIA — The Angora Hiking Club is carpooling to the May hike on the Discovery Trail in Long Beach, Washington. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, the parking lot on Marine Drive between Second and Third streets, just West of Burger King. Read more

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ILWACO, Wash. — The West Coast’s Tall Ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, are making their return visit to the Port of Ilwaco 165 Howerton Ave. While in town, the vessels will offer educational programs, vessel tours and sailing trips for the general public and by private charter. Read more

ASTORIA — Come an experience this rich cultural experience with local Mexican folk dance group Mi Cultura and local mariachi band Alma Sureña. This free performance is 6 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Liberty Theatre. Read more

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ASTORIA — Wildlife Center of the North Coast has its second annual spring open house and native plant sale, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday May 4-5. This is a great way to meet your local wildlife rescue center, as well as meet the team that cares for our native wildlife. Read more

CATHLAMET, Wash. — What started off 38 years ago as just a small town parade has turned into a weekend full of festivities, including a vendor fair that fills downtown Main Street, a not so small-town fireworks show and a professional bull-riding show. Read more

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ASTORIA — On the Oregon North Coast, seafood plays an important role in the area’s cuisine, recreation, industry and culture, a fact both highlighted and celebrated every year since 1982 at what’s now officially known as the Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. Read more

SEASIDE — At 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, the Friends of the Seaside Library will host acupuncturist and herbalist Katherine Stewart. The event is free and takes place in the library’s Community Room. Sign-up is not required. Read more

SEASIDE — Support scholarships for young local women by attending “Movie Dollars for Scholars,” taking place 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Times Theatre in Seaside. Sponsored by the Seaside AAUW Scholarship Foundation, a $30 ticket buys popcorn, a beverage and the chance to see this yea… Read more

FORT STEVENS — Join a park ranger on a guided walk to look for and identify birds, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Meet at Battery Russell at Fort Stevens State Park. Read more