Upcoming Events

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 30 Jan 2020
    • Naselle Timberland Library


    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 5 Apr 2020
    • Sou'wester Arts at the Sou'wester Lodge


    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 14 sessions
    • Peninsula Wide Beaches and others

    APPROVED CLAMMING DATES:

    January 24, Friday, 6:32 pm -0.6 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

    January 25, Saturday, 7:08 pm -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

    January 26, Sunday, 7:42 pm -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

    TENTATIVE CLAMMING DATES:

    February 6, Thursday, 4:40 pm -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

    February 7, Friday, 5:26 pm -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

     February 8, Saturday, 6:09 pm -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

     February 9, Sunday, 6:51 pm -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

    February 10, Monday, 7:32 pm -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

    February 11, Tuesday, 8:13 pm -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

    February 12, Wednesday, 8:55 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

     February 20, Thursday, 4:54 pm 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

    ·February 21, Friday, 5:35 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

    February 22, Saturday, 6:11 pm -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis

    February 23, Sunday, 6:44 pm -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks

    Final approval of the tentatively scheduled openings will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 2 Jan 2021
    • 50 sessions
    • Long Beach Grange 5715 Sandridge Rd


    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 31 Dec 2020
    • Long Beach Peninsula


    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 40 sessions
    • Sou'wester Arts 3728 J Pl, Seaview, Washington 98644

    Guided Group Meditation   

    Join Larkin Stentz every Saturday morning from 9am to 10am for a guided group meditation in our beautiful wellness trailer. Coming together our energies, perception, and ability to deeply connect to our inner being is enhanced. Gaia is calling us to deepen our connection to her and one another. Larkin has been practicing meditation for 40 years. He is the owner of Green Angel Gardens on the Long Beach Peninsula, and is an accomplished musician and teacher. COST: $5-10 per person suggested donation RSVP: Call (360) 642-2542 at least 24 hours before this event if you'd like a guaranteed spot, otherwise drop-ins are welcome!

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Neptune Movie House


    • 26 Jan 2020
    • 25 Oct 2020
    • 40 sessions
    • Sou'wester Arts 3728 J Pl, Seaview, Washington 98644

    All Inclusive Hatha Yoga  with Adrian ----------This is an all levels Hatha style class designed to open the body and clear the mind. We will move and breathe together, inviting awareness into our practice as we soften, release tension and make room for more spaciousness in our lives.
    Adrian is an visual and culinary artist delighted by the wonder of life. She is dedicated to the pursuit of wellbeing and finds awe, strength, and joy in the practice and study of yoga. In 2012 she completed a 200-hour yoga teach
    er training with Centered Yoga in Thailand and is currently enrolled in a 500-hour training in yoga and Ayurveda at the Sarasvati Institute of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy. Adrian has found solace and spaciousness in her meditation practice which has been refined by numerous teachers as well as her time spent at the Tam Wua Buddhist Monastery in Thailand. She teaches yoga and meditation with the Sou'wester Lodge and Watershed Wellness. She is overjoyed to share her love of movement and breath practices with these thriving communities.           COST: $10        RSVP: Call (360) 642-2542 at least 24 hours before this event if you'd like a guaranteed spot, otherwise drop-ins are welcome!

    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 5 Dec 2020
    • Raymond and South Bend


    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • PSAC 21603 O Lane; Ocean Park


    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 40 sessions
    • Sou'wester Arts 3728 J Pl, Seaview, Washington 98644

      All are invited into our cozy Velvet Lounge in the lodge to choose a chakra that you would like to work on. Lounge, meditate and make your own chakra balancing aromatherapy spritzer to take home. Directions and pricing provided.               COST: various prices, depending on what you want to make, are listed in the lodge velvet lounge            RSVP: Call (360) 642-2542 at least 24 hours before this event so we can be sure to set out enough for everyone!

    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • PSAC 21603 O Lane; Ocean Park


    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • PSAC 21603 O Lane; Ocean Park


    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • PSAC 21603 O Lane; Ocean Park


    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • PSAC 21603 O Lane; Ocean Park


    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 29 Dec 2020
    • 49 sessions
    • Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort Tennnis Center


    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • PSAC 21603 O Lane; Ocean Park


    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 39 sessions
    • Sou'wester Arts 3728 J Pl, Seaview, Washington 98644

       
    DIY Animal Spirit Card Readings   ------    Experience the magic of an Animal Spirit Card reading. This deck is hand drawn by Kim Krans in her detailed and emotionally evocative style. The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck and Guidebook is a work of art that explores the mysteries of the natural world and the animal kingdom. Krans’s powerful animal archetypes offer insight into relationships, personalities, behaviors and tendencies.      COST: free

    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • PSAC 21603 O Lane; Ocean Park


    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 39 sessions
    • Sou'wester Arts 3728 J Pl, Seaview, Washington 98644

    Homemade Chai ------ Enjoy a cup of deliciously spiced, decaffeinated chai made with a blend of ginger, cardamom, black pepper, fennel, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, prepared with rooibos, coconut milk and sweetened with maple syrup. Rooibos, or South African red bush, is a naturally caffeine free, sweet in flavor, anti-oxidant rich alternative to black tea in chai.    Chai tea is not only delicious, but it has so many healing benefits. Overall, the medicinal herbs in this tea are great for digestion, are anti-inflammatory, strengthen the immune system, and have anti-oxidant properties. This beverage has been a daily health tonic for ages in India.    COST: $3 per person suggested donation    RSVP: Call (360) 642-2542 at least 24 hours before this event so we can be sure to make enough for everyone!

    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 23 Oct 2020
    • 39 sessions
    • Sou'wester Lodge; 3728 J Pl, Seaview, Washington 98644

    WEEKLY WELLNESS OFFERING ------ A flight of three full-bodied, fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices from Roots in Ilwaco. Served in the Lodge Living Room.
    COST: $3 per person suggested donation----------------- RSVP: Call (360) 642-2542 at least 24 hours before this event so we can be sure to get enough for everyone!


    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Crown Alley Irish Pub; 21712 Pacific Way; Ocean Park


    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Sou'wester 3728 J Pl, Seaview, WA 98644


    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 504 Pacific Ave N; Long Beach, WA


    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Crown Alley Irish Pub; 21712 Pacific Way; Ocean Park


    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Sou'wester 3728 J Pl, Seaview, WA 98644


    • 2 Feb 2020
    • 20 Dec 2020
    • 22 sessions
    • Long Beach Grange


    • 5 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Peninsula Arts Center; 504 Pacific Ave N; Long Beach, WA


    • 6 Feb 2020
    • 8 Nov 2020
    • Columbia River Maritime Museum
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    Classes

    All classes are held at the Barbey Maritime Center (formerly the Astoria Train Depot at the east end of the Columbia River Maritime Museum parking lot) either in the West Side Meeting Room or the East Side Shop as indicated.

    Please note: If the Museum cancels a class, 100 percent of the student’s tuition will be refunded. If a student cancels a registration at least 15 days prior to the class, the student will receive a full refund. If a student cancels a registration less than 15 calendar days prior to the class, no refund will be made.     If you are registering for the Kayak Building Class, there is a separate policy as noted.

    Introduction to Drawing Birds  Instructor Dorota Haber-Lehigh and Mickey Anderson  Dates and Times February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2020, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.     Location BMC West Meeting Room

    Tuition $55 members / $80 non-members

    Explore drawing birds in a fun and engaging way. We will start with loose sketches and progress to complete drawings with detail. We will look at bird's anatomy: beaks, eyes, heads, wings and feathers. We will begin with graphite pencil, learn textural application of colored pencils, and a little watercolor for under painting.

    Ocean Knots: Karma Mat Weaving  Instructor Greg Neitzel

    Dates and Times   February 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Ocean Knot Mat)  February 16, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Kringle Knot Mat)   Location  BMC West

    Tuition $35 members ($60 for both classes) / $40 non-members ($70 for both classes)

    Join local artist and educator Greg Neitzel who will lead you through the process of weaving a nautical mat from recycled fishing line. Originally woven to protect the decks of wooden boats, today these matts have been transformed into decorative art, table runners, doormats and more. In each of these classes you will learn a unique skill and weave a mat that is both beautiful and functional to take home, while at the same time repurposing braided commercial fishing line that would otherwise be discarded. Classes run between 2 and 3 hours, and students should be prepared to be on their feet during this time.

    Pygmy Kayak Building Instructor Chuck Bollong 

    Dates and Times February 17-23, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location BMC Shop

    Tuition   $800 PLUS kit price.  Kit is purchased from Pygmy. Need to specify kit is for this class.

    This class includes some pre-assembly by the instructor prior to the first day of class. To ensure costs are covered, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The $600 balance is due at least 30 days prior to day one of the class.

    Build an elegant stitch and glue solo kayak. This 7-day class is offered in conjunction with Pygmy Boats. Participants will leave the class with their kayak approximately 60 percent complete and with all the skills necessary to finish the boat at home.

    Shark Dissection Instructor Nate Sandel 

    Date and Time March 7, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

    Location  BMC West

    Tuition $20 one-person group, $30 two-person group, $40 three-person group (one shark per group)

    Students will learn about shark anatomy as they are led through a dissection of Squalus acanthias (dogfish). Sharks are fascinating fishes with a cartilaginous skeleton, extremely large liver, and a tough skin covered in placoid scales. Students will observe the exterior of the shark before moving into an internal exploration focusing on the amazing and oily liver.

    Introduction to Wood Carving Instructor Jim Bergeron

    Dates and Times March 13, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.        March 14, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  March 15, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Location BMC Shop

    Tuition $55 members / $65 non-members

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to carve? This class will cover basic skill for novice carvers and will focus on Northwest coast Native American carving styles. Participants will be furnished with carving tools and wood plaques and will be shown basic carving techniques. Learn how to handle tools safely, how to lay out basic designs and how to carve desired shapes.

    Making a West Greenland Kayak Paddle Instructor Chuck Bollong Dates and Times March 21 and 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location  BMC Shop

    One-piece, Greenland-style paddles are becoming increasingly popular among kayakers. In this class, you will learn how to layout the paddle profile onto clear, vertical grain cedar, and the procedures for cutting out the blank. Pre-cut blanks will then be provided for the students to shape using basic woodworking tools, including block planes, rasps and sand paper. The shaped paddles will then be sealed with an oil finish, and the students will take home their completed work, as well as the skills to make additional paddles.

    Introduction to Fly Tying Instructor Henry Hoffman 

    Dates and Times March 28 and 29, 2020, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Location BMC Shop

    Have you ever wanted to fish with a fly that you tied yourself? This is a rare opportunity to learn the basics of fly tying from a renowned local expert Henry Hoffman who has over 60 years of experience. Volunteers from Rainland Fly Casters will also be present, and class participants will receive a free one-year membership to the club. An excellent book on Northwest region fly patterns will also be available for $10. All materials and equipment will be supplied.

    Deep Waters: Diving Into Family Stories  Instructor Linda Strever and Sandra Yannone  

    Date and Time April 18, 2020, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Location BMC West

    Everyone is the keeper of a unique version of family history. This creative writing workshop will begin with a discussion of what makes a compelling story and will lead us into a series of interactive writing exercises to transform our known and unknown family stories into vibrant poetry, fiction or non-fiction.

    Pygmy Kayak Building  Instructor Chuck Bollong

    Dates and Times April 20-26, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location BMC Shop

    This class includes some pre-assembly by the instructor prior to the first day of class. To ensure costs are covered, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The $600 balance is due at least 30 days prior to day one of the class.

    Build an elegant stitch and glue solo kayak. This 7 day class is offered in conjunction with Pygmy Boats. Participants will leave the class with their kayak approximately 60% complete and with all the skills necessary to finish the boat at home.

    Sketchbook Approach: Habitat, plant, birds, butterflies and more Instructor Dorota Haber-Lehigh 

    Dates and Times April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2020, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Location BMC West

    Explore creating playful compositions of sketches and drawings in your sketchbook that will include plants, small habitats, butterflies, birds and other visual and text elements. Investigate shapes and forms of different flora and fauna, and experiment with various techniques using pencil, pens and colored pencils. We will be drawing butterflies or birds from photographs and plants from live specimens, so please bring both to class. Learning about native plants of the Pacific Northwest region and local butterflies or other pollinators will be encouraged.

    Introduction to Botanical Painting in Watercolor  Instructor Dorota Haber-Lehigh 

    Dates and Times May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2020, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Location BMC West

    Immerse yourself in a world of botanical painting while learning foundation skills and techniques using watercolor. We will begin with color mixing, watercolor brush and blending techniques and explore both loose and precise painting styles. No painting experience necessary, but some drawing experience will be useful. We will explore wet on wet, wet on dry, and dry brush techniques. We will work predominantly from plant material, so bring a live specimen to class. A photos reference is sometimes useful as well..

    Please bring graphite pencil H or F, 2B, kneaded eraser, sharpener, Pigma Micron pen 01 or 005 nib, brushes 2 and 4 round. Princeton Velvetouch is great, or golden talcon synthetic. Drawing sketchbook paper, Watercolor block, 9 by 12, cold or hot press, preferably 140 lb. or any other watercolor sketchbook. For paints, suggest Daniel Smith or any other watercolor set you have. Colors to have: Hansa yellow (cool yellow); New Gamboge (warm yellow); Transparent Pyrrole orange (warm red); Quin rose (cool red); Phthalo blue (cool blue); French Ultramarine (warm blue).

    Half Hull Model Instructor Chuck Bollong

    Dates and Times May 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and May 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Location BMC Shop

    Learn how to create a beautiful half-hull boat model. In this class you will be shown how they were used to explore and design the shape of a boat. You will also learn how to read offset tables and understand how these are used to build a full-scale boat. Students will have a choice of models to build and will leave class with a completed ½ hull model.

    Tool Sharpening  Instructor Darrin Fiscum

    Dates and Times June 6, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Location BMC Shop

    Sharp tools make any job easier and safer. In this workshop you will learn how to sharpen your planes and chisels using basic stones and strops, relying on hand-eye skills rather than expensive machines.

    Pygmy Kayak Building  Instructor Chuck Bollong

    Dates and Times June 15-21, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Location BMC Shop

    This class includes some pre-assembly by the instructor prior to the first day of class. To ensure costs are covered, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The $600 balance is due at least 30 days prior to day one of the class.

    Build an elegant stitch and glue solo kayak. This 7 day class is offered in conjunction with Pygmy Boats. Participants will leave the class with their kayak approximately 60% complete and with all the skills necessary to finish the boat at home.

    Basic Woodworking: Sea Chest  Instructor Darrin Fiscum

    Dates and Times June 27 and 28, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Location  BMC Shop

    By creating a sea chest, students will learn dovetail joinery, gluing, clamping, and the use of boat builder and woodworker hand tools. The skills learned can be applied to boat building courses and small personal woodworking projects.

    Making Japanese Fish Prints  Instructor  Nate Sandel

    Dates and Times July 11, 2020, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

    Location BMC Shop

    Fish prints or gyotaku originated about 100 years ago in Japan as a way for sports fishermen to record the exact size and species of fish they caught. Today, sports fishermen in Japan often display gyotaku as wall decorations in their home, or they keep them as a sort of journal to document their success in the sport. Join us in making your own creations with a variety of freshly caught Pacific Northwest fish.

    Pygmy Kayak Building  Instructor Chuck Bollong

    Dates and Times August 24-30, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location BMC Shop

    This class includes some pre-assembly by the instructor prior to the first day of class. To ensure costs are covered, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The $600 balance is due at least 30 days prior to day one of the class.

    Build an elegant stitch and glue solo kayak. This 7 day class is offered in conjunction with Pygmy Boats. Participants will leave the class with their kayak approximately 60% complete and with all the skills necessary to finish the boat at home.

    Fall Botanical Drawing  Instructor Dorota Haber-Lehigh

    Dates and Times October 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2020, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    Location  BMC West

    Capture the magic of the fall in botanical drawing. Work in an expressive style or more traditional botanical illustration style. Draw fall fruit, mushrooms, fall leaves, seed pods, branches with lichen and anything else you discover while in nature. Develop basic drawing and observational skills through fun and engaging exercises. Learn how to incorporate line, value, shape, texture and color, as well as overall design and composition. Please bring an object of your choice to the first class.

    Pygmy Kayak Building  Instructor Chuck Bollong

    Dates and Times November 2-8, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location BMC Shop

    This class includes some pre-assembly by the instructor prior to the first day of class. To ensure costs are covered, a $200 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. The $600 balance is due at least 30 days prior to day one of the class.

    Build an elegant stitch and glue solo kayak. This 7 day class is offered in conjunction with Pygmy Boats. Participants will leave the class with their kayak approximately 60% complete and with all the skills necessary to finish the boat at home.

    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Peninsula Arts Center; 504 Pacific Ave N; Long Beach, WA


    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Sou'wester 3728 J Pl, Seaview, WA 98644


    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • PSAC 21603 O Lane; Ocean Park


    • 14 Feb 2020
    • 1 Jan 2021
    • 21 sessions
    • 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd, Astoria, OR 97103
    • 16 Feb 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • River City Playhouse in Ilwaco


    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 19 Jan 2021
    • 12 sessions
    • PSAC 21603 O Lane; Ocean Park


    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan


    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Bridwater Bistro in Astoria, OR


    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 10 sessions
    • Oregon


    • 6 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • 8 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Crown Alley Irish Pub; 21712 Pacific Way; Ocean Park


    • 6 Mar 2020
    • 8 Mar 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Crown Alley Irish Pub in Klipsan


    • 19 Mar 2020
    • 27 Nov 2020
    • 9 sessions
    • State Parks in Washington


    • 23 Mar 2020
    • 17 Apr 2020
    • WASHINGTON (see more info for individual schools)


    • 2 May 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Ilwaco


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