This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Clastop County including Seaside, Warrenton, Astoria and beyond.
Ocean Blue Project focuses on cleaning the ocean and creating awareness to reduce the use of plastic. We are collecting microplastic fragments on every visit to the Oregon Coast year round. This project is a community effort and all Oregonians are asked to participate. If we all do a little, we can achieve a lot.
Ocean Blue Project will be filming and interviewing volunteers in an ethnographic study about thoughts of marine debris. The documentary will highlight beach debris picked up at each beach cleanups across on the West Coast, Midwest, and East Coast during the National Beach Cleanup Tour 2018
The microplastic fragments are easy to pick up so it’s fun for everyone. It doesn’t cost anything to join this monumental movement. Simply pick up some plastic fragments next time you go to the beach. That’s it. Sharing on social media is also another way to create awareness.
County Commissioner Lianne Thompson will hold a meet-and-greet event to hear from voters about the issues they feel are most important and to answer their questions. Thompson represents District 5 on the county commission which covers southern Clatsop county including Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, Elsie, Hamlet, Jewell and portions of Seaside. She was elected in 2014 and seeking reelection. The event will be held at Bob Chisholm Community Center, at 1225 Avenue A in Seaside, on Tuesday, April 24 from 5 to 6:30pm.
Our local club serves the city of Warrenton as a community service organization. Our work includes fund raising activities to support local projects. Join us for a meeting as our guest. Some of our projects include the WHS Student of the Month, dictionaries for students, high school scholarships and keeping our club’s stretch of Highway 101 clean.
History & Hops: From Public Baths to Aquarium
In August 1924 the Seaside Baths Natatorium – a salt water bath house and swimming pool – opened for business. By 1937 it had morphed into the Seaside Aquarium which is now the oldest privately-owned aquarium on the West Coast.
Keith Chandler, the aquarium’s general manager, will share tales of its 94-year storied past – from construction through conversion and development into a well-regarded marine life showcase. Those attending Seaside Museum’s History & Hops event on Thursday, April 26th will meet seal Tubby, Jr. and 25-pound lobster, Victor as well as a cast of other marine characters. The presentation begins at 6PM at the Seaside Brewing Co.
The aquarium has been part of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network since 1990. As a partner with the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, the aquarium is a drop-off center for injured animals that are then transported by staff to the rehabilitation center in Astoria.
Keith Chandler has worked at the aquarium for almost 40 years.
History & Hops is a series of local history discussions hosted by the Seaside Museum on the last Thursday of each month, September through May, at Seaside Brewing Co., 861 Broadway.
Preserving Seaside’s History since 1974, the Seaside Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution with the mission to collect, preserve and interpret materials illustrative of the history of Seaside and the surrounding area. The museum is located at 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside and is open Monday through Saturday from 10A to 3PM. More information can be found at www.seasideoregonuseum.com