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Trouble will roll into Tillamook this Saturday, Dec. 8, as the Tillamook Coast Derby Dames host their inaugural roller derby bout, facing off against the Hood River Alter Egos. Read more

Joy has a habit of unfurling like ocean rain, perhaps a light mist or perhaps a deluge. Or strong yellow rays — sun motes, squeezing, as they do, through cumulus. Or first light tripping through thick cedar or spruce, daintily. Read more

ASTORIA — Clatsop Community College’s next Ales & Ideas lecture — titled “Astoria’s Economic History: A Tale of Booms, Busts, and Recoveries” — takes place 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Fort George Lovell Showroom. Read more

SEASIDE — Scott Williams, the lead archaeologist for the Maritime Archaeological Society’s Beeswax Wreck Project, will share tales of “Lost Castaways and Mystery Shipwrecks on the Oregon Coast” at Seaside Museum’s next History & Hops at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Read more

ASTORIA — Astoria Sunday Market brings a Winter Pop-Up Market to downtown the first four weekends of December. Just in time for the holidays, the Winter Market is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1 through 23, at the old ABECO building, soon to be Astoria Court, at 1332 Com… Read more

ASTORIA — Keyed up for the holidays? Tapped out of gift ideas? Try your hand at making typewritten cards and other paper crafts at the Astoria Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1. All ages are welcome. Participation is free. Read more

CANNON BEACH — The Cannon Beach Library invites community members and visitors to enjoy tea, hot mulled cider, cookies and other homemade treats 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, to celebrate the holiday season before attending the traditional Lamp Lighting Ceremony in Sandpiper Square at 4 p.m. Read more

ASTORIA — The Sankta Lucia Festival of Lights takes place the evening of Friday, Nov. 23, at Astoria High School, 1001 W. Marine Drive. Read more

ASTORIA — And the number is 1,598 for this year — January through October. That’s how many pounds of repairable items the volunteers at Astoria’s Repair Cafe have weighed and repaired, or given advice on, to keep items — from jeans to weed-whackers — from ending up in a landfill. Read more

ASTORIA — Join the Columbia River Maritime Museum on Sunday, Nov. 25, when more than 900 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 12 countries and four continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions. Read more

ASTORIA — Classy Canines 4-H Club is holding its annual public participation Dog Recreational Agility CGC Event (Dog R.A.C.E.) on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds & Expo Center arena, 92937 Walluski Loop. Read more

ASTORIA — The American Association of University Women Astoria Branch presents a free program titled “U.S. Citizens and Immigration,” 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Astoria Library’s Flag Room. Read more

SKAMOKAWA, Wash. — Friends of Skamokawa’s annual Christmas & Holiday Open House “Deck the Hall” will run Friday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Dec. 16, at the RiverLife Interpretive Center-Central School-Redmen Hall, 1394 W. Washington State Route 4. Read more

KNAPPTON COVE — Visit the Historic U.S. Quarantine Station in Knappton Cove for the annual tribute to the Lewis & Clark Expedition, “O, How Horriable is the Day,” in conjunction with Hometown Tourism Day, 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. Read more

SOUTH BEND, Wash. — The Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce is proud to host its second annual Country Christmas Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The event will take place at the historic South Bend Community Center, 916 West First Street, in South Bend, Wash. Read more

The first couple came to Astoria this fall from Tasmania, a land far away, bright-eyed and hair tousled and intelligent — artist Neil Hoffmann, potter and sculptor, and his lovely wife, Ann. Read more

ASTORIA — Visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum on Sunday, Nov. 4, for Community Day, where locals and guests can experience one of the finest maritime museums on the West Coast for free with a suggested donation of canned goods or cash for the Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank. Read more

ARCH CAPE — Free presentations on the Arch Cape Forest take place 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Arch Cape Fire Station, 79279 U.S. Highway 101. Refreshments will be provided. Read more

MANZANITA — The Women’s Club of Manzanita-North County hosts their annual Crafts and Gifts Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave. Read more