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July 4

Freedom Bells Ring

2 p.m. Freedom Bells Ring at the Columbia County Courthouse Clock Tower, Courthouse Front Steps, Warrior Rock Replica, Columbia River Fire & Rescue, St. Frederic Catholic Church, Methodist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, Plymouth Presbyterian Church and John Gumm Olde School.

Patriotic Car Contest

2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Line up in your decorated car at Columbia Theatre and get popcorn for $5 or ice cream for $4. Stay in your car while the activities entertain you from outside. There will be live music, vocalists and roving characters. Also, look for a QR code for virtual tours of museums.

4th of July Fireworks in Vernonia

At Dark - The 4th of July Fireworks Display will be set off behind Spencer Park at dark. The City of Vernonia is encouraging citizens to watch from home or view the show drive-in style if the show is not visible from your residence.
If you choose to watch from the Spencer Park grounds please remember to practice social distancing, and vacate the park immediately following show's end. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

July 9

12:15-1:15 p.m. Rainier Chamber of Commerce meeting for networking and connections. Guest speaker is Columbia County Economic Team (CCET) Interim Executive Director Paul Vogel. This is an electronic Zoom meeting Details: Meeting ID: 833 1655 3151 Password: 554048 +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma). Visitors are encouraged. Invite a guest.

July 12

Hydrangea Tour in the Gardens of Joy Creek Nursery and their use as landscape plants with Maurice Horn. 10 a.m. 20300 NW Watson Rd., Scappoose.

Joy Creek Nursery houses a large collection of hydrangeas, not only the showy mop-head and lacecap types that are familiar to the public but also less common species, climbing forms and close relatives. Many of these shrubs are more than 20-years old in the garden and will be at their best in July. This tour is designed to acquaint gardeners with the large variety of hydrangeas that are available and to teach good cultural practices. Learn how to use them as not only specimens, but as landscape plants. The tour will include instructions and best practices for planting and care. Free and open to the public.

August 1

Shred Day hosted by St. Helens Daybreaker Kiwanis Club

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - On-site shredding behind Empire Real Estate on Hwy. 30 and Sykes Rd. in St. Helens. $5 per paper box suggested donation. Practice social distancing with an option to stay in your car and they will take your boxes out.

August 23

Fuchsia Tour in the Gardens of Joy Creek Nursery with Maurice Horn

10 a.m. - Joy Creek Nursery houses a large collection of hardy fuchsias, we grow more than 100 varieties and have many of those growing in our gardens. We have some specimens that are quite old, proving to be very hardy plants. This tour is designed to acquaint gardeners with the large variety of fuchsias that are available and to teach good cultural practices. Learn how to use them as not only specimens, but as landscape plants. The tour begins in the cool of the morning at 10 a.m. and will include instructions and best practices for planting and care. Free and open to the public, 20300 NW Watson Rd., Scappoose, Oregon.

October 4

Low Water Gardening with Maurice Horn

1 p.m. - The last many years have brought us record cold, record wet and a record hot, dry summer. At Joy Creek Nursery, we have been pleased how well the plants in our low-water and no-water borders have done despite the weather. This is testament to the plants themselves, of course, but also to the soil amendments and preparation that make these borders possible. During this two-hour workshop, Maurice will present in detail various methods for amending soils, appropriate plant choices and ways for combining plants to maintain long-term interest in the garden. There is a $10 cost for this class. Please pay the day of the class in our retail area (the barn). Everyone who attends will receive a coupon good for the same day only to 20% off of plants at the nursery, 20300 NW Watson Rd., Scappoose.

On Going Events

Sundays

• Resonate Recovery from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 220 S. 1st St, St. Helens. Bible based, Christ-centered spiritual recovery meeting for those struggling with addictions and compulsive behavior. Everyone is loved and welcomed. For more information, contact Bert @ 503-475-3586, or bnewton@ acacialumber.com, Debbie @ 503-560-0521, or check the “Resonate” Facebook page.

To list an event in the Community Calendar, email details with a phone number that may be published for anyone that might have questions, to chronicleclassifieds@countrymedia.net, or call 503-397-0116.

 

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