Friday, Jan. 16

10 a.m., Tolovana Community Hall, 3779 S. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, www.tolovanaartscolony.org, 503-440-0566, $18 per class. Taught by Josie Coleman Hopla, students will learn how to strengthen their intuition by looking at the chakas and the information they hold. Held on Thursdays (6 p.m.) and Fridays.

7:30 p.m., Best Western Ocean View Resort, 414 N. Prom, Seaside, free. In conjunction with a Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing residency program, the public is invited to free evening readings by some of the country’s top contemporary writers. These evening readings are open to the public.

Saturday, Jan. 17

10 a.m., White Clover Grange, 36585 Hwy. 53, Nehalem, $15. This is a one-day seminar to help entrepreneurs, farmers, educators and investors with ideas on how to grow the coastal farm community in Clatsop and Tillamook counties. Facilitators include Jared Garner, Trav Williams and Ginger Edwards. LaNicia Williams of Coastal Soul will prepare the lunch.

10 a.m., at the home of Janet Todd, Warrenton. Community members are invited to attend a program featuring the life and contributions of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, a diplomat and activist who changed the role of first ladies in American politics. Sponsored by the Seaside Branch of American Association of University Women. For address, call Karin at 503-735-5919.

7 p.m., Astoria Arts & Movement Center, 342 10th St., Astoria, 503-325-3426, www.harbornw.org, $7. Think Project Runway, but with thrift items from Déjà Vu. The event will offer a fashion show competition with judges and people’s choice awards. There will be food, wine and dancing. Proceeds to benefit The Harbor, a domestic and sexual violence resource center in Clatsop County.

7 p.m., Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 1st Ave., Seaside, $15 at the door. The community is invited to the Tillamook Head Gathering, a benefit for all arts enrichment programs at Seaside High School. Author and SHS graduate Karl Marlantes and Cannon Beach writer Peter Lindsey will speak at the event, which also will feature live performances in dance and music. There will be a silent auction and refreshments. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the school, Beach Books and Seaside Coffee Shop for a $5 discount.

7 p.m., Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave., Manzanita, 503-368-3846, www.hoffmanblog.org, $15. Come celebrate music, literature and art at The Rain Event, a celebration of winter precipitation and everything rain with author Matt Love, the Sedona Fire Band and Cliff & the Lemmings. The Clay Art Studio artists will present a 3-D art show. Bring a word or words that describes a quality of rain and receive $5 off admission price.

Sunday, Jan. 18

9 a.m., American Legion Post 168, 1216 S. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, $7 adults, $3 children. Proceeds go to the Cannon Beach American Legion Women’s Auxiliary’s efforts to support local veterans, families, community organizations and the high school scholarship fund.

1 p.m., Fort Clatsop Visitor Center, 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, 503-861-2471, www.nps.gov/lewi, free. As part of the In Their Footsteps lecture series, Fort Clatsop presents Karen Haas, a living history performer, storyteller and teacher, who will give a talk on “I Am Always on the Women’s Side: Vignettes of the Civil War.”

2 p.m., Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria, 503-325-5922, www.liberty-theater.org, $5. “Good Morning Vietnam,” featuring Robin Williams, will kick off the Winter Sunday Series of international films.

4 p.m., Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway, Seaside. The Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance is a confidential support group meeting. The group is open to anyone who has been diagnosed with a mood disorder or has a family member or friend, who has been diagnosed. For information, call Patricia at 503-325-8930.

6 p.m., Sweet Basil’s Café, 271 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-1539, www.cafesweetbasils.com, no cover, 21 and older. Every Sunday, Brad Griswold offers a night of folk and bluegrass on banjo, guitar and mandolin.

Monday, Jan. 19

9 a.m., Lewis & Clark National Historical Park, 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, 503-861-2471, www.nps.gov/lewi, free, all ages. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., visitors can enjoy free admission to the park and learn the history of the Corps of Discovery. Park hours apply. Free admission is for day use only.

6 p.m., American Legion Post 168, 1216 S. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-2973. The legion offers burgers and music every Monday.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

1:30 p.m., 2002 S.E. Chokeberry Ave., Warrenton. This group explores ways to cope with the demands and stresses of caring for a loved one while providing valuable information and resources in a confidential setting. For information, call Grace at 503-738-6412.

3 p.m., at the home of Nancy Kruger, Warrenton. Diana McLoughlin will moderate a discussion on the 2013 movie, “Dallas Buyers Club,” featuring Matthew McConaughey. Refreshments will be served. To actively participate in the discussion, view films prior to attending. For address, call Carol at 503-738-8285.

5:30 p.m., The Harbor, 1361 Duane St., Astoria, 503-325-3426, www.harbornw.org. The Harbor is offering volunteer training to help out at the shelter, during community events and special projects. Everyone must attend the first session, and sessions vary depending on the type of volunteer positions.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Noon, Tolovana Community Hall, 3779 S. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach. Attendees should bring their own lunch; coffee, tea and dessert are provided. The garden club welcomes new members. Annual dues are $5, and guests can attend one meeting without joining.

4:30 p.m., Providence Seaside Hospital Education Center, 725 S. Wahanna Road, Seaside, 503-717-7781. Stroke survivors and their caregivers are welcome. The group is affiliated with the American Stroke Association. Call for information.

6 p.m., Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway, Seaside, 503-738-9126, www.nclctrust.org, free. Join Seaside geologist Tom Horning on a journey through time and space, examining how Oregon’s coastal landscape became what it is today in “Rising from the Sea.” Refreshments will be provided.

6 p.m., Sweet Basil’s Café, 271 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-1539, www.cafesweetbasils.com.com, no cover, 21 and older. Bill Hayes, Dave Quinton and Gary Keiski play swing, jazz, country, bluegrass and folk every Wednesday.

7 p.m., Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-1391, www.cannonbeachlibrary.org. This month’s selection is “Astoria: John Jacob Astor & Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire” by Peter Stark. In this story of wealth, ambition and survival, Stark recreates a pivotal moment in American history.

Thursday, Jan. 22

8 a.m., Finn’s Fish House, 227 Broadway, Seaside, 503-738-9692. Ham radio operators meet every Thursday.

3:30 p.m., Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Avenue A, Seaside, 503-325-8573, grades 6 to 8. The 4-H after school program offers youth a chance to build bowls, cups and more in this six-week ceramic and pottery class taught by 4-H leader and potter Ricia Parcher. Youth need not be a 4-H member to attend. Space is limited to 12.

6 p.m., Sweet Basil’s Café, 271 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-1539, www.cafesweetbasils.com, no cover, 21 and older. Dallas Williams plays folk music and Americana every Thursday.

7 p.m., Bill’s Tavern, 188 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-2202, www.billstavernandbrewhouse.com, no cover. Every Thursday, the Floating Glass Balls plays a blend of bluegrass, Caribbean, folk, swing, contemporary and country.

Friday, Jan. 23

10 a.m., Tolovana Community Hall, 3779 S. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, www.tolovanaartscolony.org, 503-440-0566, $18 per class.

7 p.m., Seaside High School, 1901 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside, 503-738-5586, $5 at the door, all ages. A community-member band will accompany the Seaside High School choir in a one night only, high-energy performance in Motown Revue, featuring music by The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and many others. Call the school office to reserve presold premium seats for $8.

Saturday, Jan. 24

9 a.m., Fort Stevens State Park, 100 Peter Iredale Road, Hammond, 503-861-3170, ext. 41, all ages. No experience required. Comfortable clothing, shoes and binoculars are recommended. All survey takers meet near Battery Russell on Jetty Road.

10 a.m., Encore Dance Studio, 3631 N. Hwy. 101, Gearhart, 503-717-1637. Encore will sponsor a free cartwheel class for boys and girls, ages 5 to 10. Suggested tuition is a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food bank.

Sunday, Jan. 25

6 p.m., Sweet Basil’s Café, 271 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-1539, www.cafesweetbasils.com, no cover, 21 and older.

Monday, Jan. 26

6 p.m., American Legion Post 168, 1216 S. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-2973.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

10 a.m., Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Avenue A, Seaside, 503-524-5309, free. This month’s program of the Sou’Wester Garden Club will be “What’s New for the Garden” presented by Linda Brim of Brim’s Farm & Garden Nursery. The public is welcome and membership is open. Annual dues are $15.

6 p.m., Sweet Basil’s Café, 271 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-1539, www.cafesweetbasils.com.com, no cover, 21 and older.

Thursday, Jan. 29

8 a.m., Finn’s Fish House, 227 Broadway, Seaside, 503-738-9692.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Avenue A, Seaside, 503-338-2408 to register, $15 to $20. AARP Smart Driver classes are designed for seniors 50 and older, but anyone can attend. Full day attendance is required to receive a certificate of completion. Ron Bline will teach this class. Preregistration is required and seating is limited. For questions, call John Benson at 503-738-5925.

10 a.m., Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 First Ave., Seaside, 503-325-1400. An annual event organized by Clatsop Community Action offering free services including medical screenings; prescription, employment, shelter and housing information; food stamps application, veteran services, hot meals, hair cuts and warm clothing.

6 p.m., Sweet Basil’s Café, 271 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-1539, www.cafesweetbasils.com, no cover, 21 and older.

7 p.m., Bill’s Tavern, 188 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-2202, www.billstavernandbrewhouse.com, no cover.

Friday, Jan. 30

6 p.m., Coaster Theatre, 108 N. Hemlock St., Cannon Beach, 503-436-1242, www.coastertheatre.com. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Marsha Norman’s “‘Night Mother” is an eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play exploring the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.

Preregister

5:30 to 8 p.m., Feb. 5 to March 19, Broadway Middle School, 1120 Broadway, Seaside, 503-325-8673, $25. Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District and Northwest Parenting will offer a seven-week parenting class for local families who have children of pre- to early-teens. Space is limited to 10 families and scholarships are available.

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