COMMUNITY CALENDAR

November 13

A Lawyer in the Law Library Workshop - Guardianships - will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lawyers will provide basic information and answer your questions on the topic of the evening. 270 S. First St., St. Helens. ccll@columbiacll.org. 503-396-5344.

November 16

Kids Night Out at Eisenschmidt Pool from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. The cost is $7 is registered before 4 p.m. on 11/16 or $8.50 after 4 p.m. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Parents can swim free. Fully supervised with certified lifeguards on duty.

Columbia County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, a self-funded volunteer group serving citizens of Columbia County, will be having a bottle drive and holiday canned food drive from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Scappoose Middle School.

Ladies of the Elks Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Helens Elks Lodge, 350 Belton Rd. Featuring assorted crafts, various vendors, home-baked goods, kids' cake walk, Christmas wreaths and more. Santa Claus will be there from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Food available for purchase all day.

November 16 & 17

Caples House Museum Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at 1925 1st Street, Columbia City, Oregon.Come to this historic, peaceful country museum complex for a fun BAZAAR with free admittance and free parking! Artists, craftsmen, authors, bakers, and collectors will sell their homemade soaps, candles, quilted and knitted items, jewelry, holiday decorations, photography, books, antiques, hats, children’s gifts, leather goods, baskets, wooden bowls, and much more. Lunch for sale. Santa will appear.  The museum is owned by the Oregon Daughters of the American Revolution.  Contact Jennie Barnitz, 503-626-6425.

November 21

Columbia County Mental Health Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Moose Lodge, 57317 Old Portland Rd., Warren OR 97053.

November 23

Holiday Food and Gift Bazaar from 9 am- 4 pm. at St. Helens Community Bible Church, 35031 Millard Rd., St. Helens. Bake sale and gifts. Lunch and snacks available. All proceeds from table fees will go to food boxes for local families in need.

December 7

Holiday Bazaar from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Avamere, 2400 Gable Rd, St Helens. FREE Pastries and Coffee, FREE gift to the first 50 people through the door.  Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser for the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

37th Annual Merchants' Toy N Joy Auction at Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Silent auction from 4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Dinner from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at crfr.com/merchants-toy-n-joy-and-holiday-hope.html as well as Columbia River Fire & Rescue admin office, 270 Columbia Blvd, St. Helens. All proceeds benefit the Toy N Joy & Holiday Hope Programs.

St. Helens Moose Lodge Annual Bazaar from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 57317 Old Portland Rd., Warren, Oregon. Moose Cafe opens at 11 a.m. for lunch. Shop over 30 tables.

December 7 & 8

Beaver Homes Grange #518 is playing host to Santa's North Pole from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 31105 Beaver Homes Rd., Rainier. For kids of all ages. Come explore the entire North Pole including reindeer stables, Christmas tree farm, Santa's Workshop and meet Santa. Mrs. Claus will have her North Pole Kitchen downstairs with her famous hot cocoa and cookie combo. There will also be "workshop-made" gifts and trinkets for sale in the Head-Elf's Evergreen Gift shop and Bazaar. Prices are $4 for adults and $2 for children ages six-10.

December 9

Holiday Concert featuring Michael Allen Harrison at 6 p.m. at the Columbia City Community Hall, 1850 Second Street, Columbia City. Tickets are $20 per person. Food and drinks sold separately during the event. All event proceeds will benefit our Community Hall. You can purchase tickets at City Hall in Columbia City, colcity@columbia-city.org, www.columbia-city.org or call (503) 397-4010.

December 14 & 15

Beaver Homes Grange #518 is playing host to Santa's North Pole from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 31105 Beaver Homes Rd., Rainier. For kids of all ages. Come explore the entire North Pole including reindeer stables, Christmas tree farm, Santa's Workshop and meet Santa. Mrs. Claus will have her North Pole Kitchen downstairs with her famous hot cocoa and cookie combo. There will also be "workshop-made" gifts and trinkets for sale in the Head-Elf's Evergreen Gift shop and Bazaar. Prices are $4 for adults and $2 for children ages six-10.

2020

January 14

Columbia County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a meeting from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at 58611 McNulty Way, St. Helens.

April 14

Columbia County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a meeting from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at 58611 McNulty Way, St. Helens.

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.

On Going Events

Mondays

• St. Helens Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday at the Village Inn. Call 503-369-1005 for more information.

• Community Action Team Board of Directors meetings from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month in the CAT boardroom, 125 N. 17th St., St. Helens. No meetings on Monday holidays.

• VFW Post #1440 meets at 7 p.m. every second Monday at the Elks Club. For details, call David Belden at 503-397-2147.

• Genial Genealogists meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the auditorium at the St. Helens Library.

• Manga/Anime Club meets from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the St. Helens Library. If you enjoy reading manga, watching anime, listening to J-pop or watching K-dramas. Ages 12 to 18. No meeting on May 27.

• Oregon Hunters Association Columbia County Chapter membership meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Kozy Korner Restaurant in St. Helens. Come at 6:30 p.m. for some good food and visiting.

• The Greater St. Helens Aquatic District Board Meetings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Eisenschmidt Pool Basement.

• The Columbia County Fair Board Meetings take place at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the 4-H Building, 58892 Saulser Rd. (No meeting in December).

• St. Helens MS Self-Help Group meets on the third Monday of every month from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Columbia Center, Armstrong Room, 375 18th St., St. Helens, OR. Contact Sheryl Adair at 503-410-0752. 

Tuesdays

• Kiwanis Day Breakers Club meets at 7 a.m. at the Village Inn, 535 S. Columbia River Highway, St. Helens. For more details, Colleen DeLong at 503- 367-5993.

• McNulty Water People’s Utility District Board Meeting is at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at 34240 Millard Road, Warren.

• Baby Storytime at 10:15 a.m. at the St. Helens Library. Caregivers with children ages six months to two years are invited to join for stories, fingerplays, songs, bounces, tickles, and other activities that support early brain development, language acquisition, and motor skill growth. Stay after for free play.

• The Columbia County Law Library will be holding Court Forms Clinics every Tuesday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (weather permitting). Get help filling our court forms commonly used in the Columbia County courthouse. The forms are free and the clinic is free. Sign up is required and is available at the courthouse Mon. – Fri. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or at the Law Library Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 270 S. First St., St. Helens. Questions, contact 503-396- 5344, or ccll@columbiacll.org, or davis12000@aol.com.

• Community Meal in the Parish Hall at First Lutheran Church, St. Helens from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free dinner. For more details on how to help, or volunteer, call 503-397-0090.

Wednesdays

• Rotary Club of Columbia County – St. Helens meeting is held at the Warren Country Inn at 12 p.m. For more information, call 503-397-2341.

• Columbia SWCD meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., 35285 Millard Rd., St. Helens. December’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m.

• Toddler Storytime at 11:15 a.m. at the St. Helens Library. Bring your two- and three-year old’s for songs, stories, dances, wiggles and more. Designed to support early brain development, language acquisition, and motor skill growth. Stay after for free play.

• Lawyer in the Law Library is a series of talks about common legal problems. Meeting are on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A lawyer will provide basic information and answer your questions about the topic of the evening. Columbia County Law Library, 270 S. First St., St. Helens. Call 503-396-5344 with questions.

• Dementia Support Group meets the second Wednesday of the month from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Avamere at St. Helens, 2400 Gable Rd. Call 503-366- 8070 for more information.

• Stay-And-Play Storytime from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Scappoose Library Meeting Room. Young children are invited for songs, stories, finger plays, and rhymes. After story time, the kids will have time to play with fun toys and interact with each other. This program is geared toward preschool ages, but kids of all ages are welcome to attend.

• Port of Columbia County Board of Commissioners hold meetings at 8:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Port of Columbia County office, 100 E St., Columbia City.

Thursdays

• Kiwanis Club of St. Helens meets at 12 p.m. at the Elks Club. For more information call 503-397-6503.

• The VFW Auxiliary meets the second Thursday of each month at the St. Helens Senior Center at 1 p.m. Call Sherry at 503-397-2147 for more information.

• First Thursday is a monthly community meeting at 7 p.m. with the St. Helens Police Department held on the first Thursday of each month at Columbia Center's auditorium, 375 S 18th St. in St. Helens. A new topic is presented at each meeting by a police officer, or police staff, related to community safety, crime prevention, police services, or seasonal-specific safety information.  For more details, call 503-397-3333.

• Fiber Fanatics meet Thursdays from 10 a.m. – noon in the Armstrong Room at the St. Helens Library. Join others who knit, crochet, spin, weave, needle point, cross-stitch, rug hook, and/or embroider in a relaxed setting. Bring a snack and enjoy conversations.

• Columbia Arts Guild meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the St. Helens Library. Bring your own art to work on. All disciplines of art welcome.

• Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m. at the St. Helens Library. Bring your three to five-year-old and their caregivers for stories, songs and dances with scientific inquiry and artistic expression in order to support children’s development and growth.

• River City Singers seeks new members for community chorus, directed by Alice Boyer. First United Methodist Church, 560 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. This is a non-audition choir. For more information call 503-396-0939, or come to any rehearsal.

• Community Meal in the Parish Hall at First Lutheran Church, St. Helens from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free dinner. For more details on how to help or volunteer call 503-397-0090.

• ASD Family Support Group meets every first Thursday from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at 52588 NE 2nd St., Scappoose, Oregon. Adults only, no kiddos please Bring a snack to share. Receive support, encouragement and help your family thrive with ASD. For details, contact Sharrie Kreins, at 503-396-3361.

Fridays

• Veteran’s Breakfast at the Village Inn in the Banquet Room the first Friday of every month. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. Guest speakers will discuss topics that are important to local Veterans and their families. All veterans are welcome to attend.

• Little Builders for Pre-schoolers from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Scappoose Library Meeting Room. Build fun projects using pulleys, cogs, wheels, and Legos and enter the world of STEM for kids. We will explore how things work, build new worlds and have fun too.

• American Legion meet the first Friday of each month at 8 a.m., America’s Best Value Inn, 535 S. Columbia Highway, St. Helens. The meetings are held in the meeting room behind the lounge.

• St. Helens Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution have a Social Sweet Tea from 2 p.m. - 4p.m. every Friday at Caples House Museum. (no social on the day after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas) There is a $5 fee that goes to the Caples House Museum.

Saturdays

• The Ukulele Group meets Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the auditorium in the St. Helens Library. Please call the St. Helens Public Library at 503-397-4544 to register.

• Ukulele Extra Hour – Instruction in Ukulele Topics is an extra hour of instruction and coaching to extend your musical skills on the ukulele. This is generally scheduled on the second Saturday of each month (check the Library schedule for any specific month) from noon – 1 p.m. at the St. Helens Library.

• The St. Helens Writers’ Guild meets the second Saturday of each month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Armstrong Room at the St. Helens Library. Open to all writers.

• NAMI Columbia County Support Group, National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets on the second Saturday of every month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Elks Veterans Bunker, 125 S. 13th St., St Helens, Oregon. For more information, contact Judy Thompson, at 503-397-6056, or contact NAMI Oregon, at 503- 230-8009.

• Writers Write. Will be held on the first and third Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the St. Helens Library Auditorium. Join your fellow writers in silent word sprints, encourage each other, exchange ideas and write. Open to writers of all ages, backgrounds, and introvert levels.

• St. Helens Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meet every second Saturday at noon at Caples House Museum in Columbia City.

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. Free childcare during meeting for infants through sixth grade. For more information, contact Bert @ 503-475-3586, or bnewton@ acacialumber.com, Debbie @ 503-560-0521, or check the “Resonate” Facebook page.

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