“Pacifica” open at Six Rivers Gallery
Harbor Art Guild is presenting “Pacifica,” an art show, at Six Rivers Gallery in Hoquiam. The show is open now, and runs through Sept. 14. Exhibiting artists are displaying pieces that show influences from the Pacific Ocean and its environs. Curated by Lee Staley, the artists include Fran Allen, Sandy DeLuna, Kathleen Graddy, Mary Lou Gregory, Ken Hunt, Tina Atterbury Karvonen, Gary Douglas Lennon, John E. Miller, Robin Moore, Douglas C. Orr, Lee Staley and Jill Warber. An opening reception for “Pacifica” will be held at the gallery from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Six Rivers Gallery, a project of Harbor Art Guild, is located at 210 6th St. in Hoquiam. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 532-9979 or visit harborartguild.com.
First-ever “Ole” Nuke Site Labor Day Run
Sign up at ontherunevents.com for the half marathon, 10k, 5k, or 1 Mile, Saturday, Aug. 30, starting at 9 a.m. at Vance Creek Park, in Elma. Entry Fees are: 1 mile $20, 5k $25, 10k $30, 1/2 Marathon $60. For more information contact: Dave Beeler 360-581-8396
Paddle-a-thon, North Bay Park
Registration for the Human Powered Boat Races begins at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and the first six-mile race starts at 10 a.m. Note that all registrants must pay the $5 insurance fee and have their own personal floatation device (pfd) as well as a safety whistle.
The two-mile race begins at noon followed by the Poker Paddle at 12:30 p.m. and a final Wacky Race at 3:30 p.m. If you do not own a boat, you may rent a canoe or a tandem or single kayak from Waterway Adventures. The Lions Club and other vendors will offer food for sale or you may bring your own picnic lunch
Come and Play on Labor Day
Tonight begins the Don Weisel Memorial Texas hold ‘em at Chester Tavern at South Bend. On Saturday, bingo begins at 10 a.m. There will also be an oyster opening contest, and an oyster eating contest. A 10k &2 mile run, as well as a two-day salmon derby (Sat &Sun), bring money for a bake sale, enjoy kiddie games including a hay scramble, a kite show, and at noon on Saturday a kiddie parade. A softball tournament will also run Sat &Sun behind Bud’s Lumber Co. raising money for medical expenses. On Sunday there will be a Kawainis breakfast, dessert sale, and a banjo boogie. At 1 pm the parade will begin. There will be fireworks and fireman’s water ball competition. The fun goes on and on and into Monday when the kayak poker paddle commences on the Willapa, along with duck races.
Kelpers, Shake Rat &fireman’s breakfast
Start your Labor Day weekend with the fireman’s pancake breakfast at Pacific Beach on Aug. 30. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., enjoy pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice at the Community Center just off SR 109. Donations got to GHFD #8. Call: 360-276-0009.
The same weekend is the annual Kelper’s Festival &Shake Rat Rendezvous happening from Pacific Beach to Moclips. A kiddie’s Parade beginning at noon will leave the Post Office in Pacific Beach. Events include live bands and evening dancing. For more info call 360-276-8377
Sept. 6-7 marks the 22nd Annual Up Your Wind Kite Festival. This is a fun fly event at Pacific Beach State Park. Sponsored by Hi-Flyers Kite Shop. Call Scott at 360-276-8377 for more info. Sand sculpture teams and individuals will compete for prizes. In the State Park at Joe Creek from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. Call: 360-276-4433.
Westport Seafood Festival &Craft Show
A feast for the entire family including fresh fish, oysters and more. Catch of the Day will provide live music. The festivities start at noon on Saturday and last until 5 p.m.
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