Beachside Writer’s Retreat

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Hello, BBQ!
I am one of the full-time book editors in the area and I will be hosting a 5-day residential writer’s retreat in a beachside home this February 20–24. Writers of any genre and at any level of publication (or not) are invited to attend.
Along with our focus on contemplation, creativity, community, and craft, we will enjoy some lovely self-care elements including delicious meals by Heidi Cummins (of Roost fame) and massage by the fabulous Gia Shaw. Writers will have an opportunity to schedule a 1:1 with an experienced editor to discuss their projects and established literary agent Chip MacGregor will be offering an “ask me anything” Q & A session to all attendees. Of course there will be plenty of focused writing time as well.
So far we have writers coming from IL, NE, NC, CA, and OR and we still have a couple of spots left. Registration closes on December 15 or when the retreat is full—whichever happens first.
Please email retreat@wellversedtranslations.com if you’re interested, and I’ll be happy to send you our flyer with all of the details!
With appreciation,
Christina Pfister Editor, Writer, and Retreat Host

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

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Tomorrow, Saturday the 3rd, is the big day!!!

The women at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church are back after missing two years of the fun of hosting the CHRISTMAS BAZAAR.

Our WORLD FAMOUS Clam Chowder and Pie Lunch is part of the fun.

Please braze our snowy streets and stop by and say hello.

MERRY CHRISTMAS ! !

Nov 30th – Business Support Presentation

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Wednesday, November 30th
3:00 pm
Wheeler City Hall
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tillamook County will give a general presentation about the resources they have to help small businesses and potential business startups.
As we roll into a new year, this is a great time to make new connections, introduce yourself to the community, and find support for your business or business-to-be.

Ecstatic Spirit Dance this Thursday

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Lane deMoll will be hosting Ecstatic Spirit Dance
this week – Thursday December 1

free-form, playful, healing dance

at the White Clover Grange
6:30 Opening Circle and Dance
(Doors open at 6:00 for setup and warmup)
Ends by 8:00

$10-$20 donation

Questions?
Contact Fae Scott ‭(503) 354-7153‬ or s.fae.scott@gmail.com

We are encouraging everyone to be mindful of each other’s health and safety and stay home if you are not feeling well, or have been exposed to someone sick. Follow your own judgment on whether to wear a mask or not.

Hope to move with you on the dance floor soon.

**Artwork by Lane**

Winter Solstice Retreat Day- Wed. Dec. 21st

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Join us as we gather to honor and celebrate the longest night of the year. This is a time to get cozy by the fire, sip tea, enjoy the heat of the sauna, sit in sacred circle and make solstice crafts!

Leading this celebration are two inspirational weavers of art and magic.

Iris Sullivan Daire of Dreambird Studios in Astoria

Adria Badagnani of Art & Channel in Manzanita.

Iris begins the day by leading a Solstice natural dye class using the stored sunlight of dried summer flowers to infuse bright golden rays onto cotton cloth.

If you have never tried your hand at turning garden flowers to fabric pigment you will be delighted to learn the magic of this process! These golden dyed cloths can then be stitched into gift bags, altar cloths or bandanas to keep or give as gifts.

Following your natural dye class you are invited to bask in the luxurious warmth of our wood fired sauna. Perfect medicine for cold winter days- our riverfront sauna experience will also include a kelp mineral face mask and cold plunge (optional) to replenish dry winter skin and stimulate your immune and lymphatic system.

End your day of celebration with a Winter Solstice ritual led by Adria.

In circle we will first honor the darkness and what lies in the unknown before welcoming the light back with candle magic. With a poetic invocation of the elements, our sacred circle will open to create intentions, receive the wisdom of the darkness, and bring light into the New Year.

Sweet elemental surprises & gifts await each participant in this circle!

Our farm blended teas and snacks will be available for you to enjoy throughout the day!

There are only 7 spaces remaining for this retreat. Use the link below to reserve your spot today.

www.northfork53.com/events/winter-solstice-celebration-wednesday-dec-21st

Holiday Treasures: Drawing winter holiday botanical treasures

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Holiday Treasures: Drawing winter holiday botanical treasures
with Dorota Haber Lehigh
December 10 | 1:00-4:00pm
Tuition $45
via Zoom–A Zoom Link will be sent two days before the scheduled class

Festive Winter Treasures
Current registered participants can view prior recorded demonstrations and Zoom sessions at Hoff-Online

Celebrate winter by creating a festive botanical drawing taking inspiration from winter fruit, foliage, or winter branches. You may work in your sketchbook, paper of your choice, or perhaps create a winter-themed holiday card. We will look at creative and festive ways to arrange your winter treasures. The workshop will include a presentation of Dorota’s botanical drawings of seasonal plants, step-by-step examples, a demonstration of how to approach drawing from observation and various colored pencils techniques, and a time to draw together. Dorota plans to include how you can turn your botanical drawings into greeting cards. Although drawing in the realistic form will be the focus, individual styles will be encouraged and celebrated.

Follow this link for more information or to register: hoffmanarts.org/events/drawing-winter-holiday-botanical-treasures/

Christmas Wreaths & Swags, AND Noble Fir Trees Are Here!

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HUGE Jumble Sale WHITE CLOVER GRANGE
This Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm
Nov. 26 & 27
Find an incredible array of cool stuff Vintage, Antique, and Second-Hand things.
Wreaths & Swags, AND Noble Fir Christmas Trees are available.
Stop by the booth before heading inside. While you are browsing the boutique, we will make a wreath for your order. Choose between holly berries, pine cones, evergreens, and other greenery.
Or choose one already made which catches your eye and makes you smile.
Wreaths of different sizes are priced $15 to $50

Freshly cut Noble Firs are $50.

Holiday Gift Fair @ Pine Grove this Saturday 11-3

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Holiday Gift Fair!
November 26th, 11am-3pm
Pine Grove Community Center. 225 Laneda Ave, Manzanita OR 97130

15 Oregon coast makers are teaming up to sell their handcrafted goods!

Small Business Saturday is a day to support small, independent, locally owned makers and farmers.

“We want to be a part of the big holiday shopping weekend” said organizer and local tea maker Ginger Edwards of North Fork 53 Communitea. “Most of us work from our farms or home studios so it’s not as easy for people to find us or the things we make in shops.”

On Saturday shoppers will find everything from hand thrown pottery by Nehalem based Unearth Studio to small batch canned pickles and jams from Gingifer’s Jams to naturally dyed indigo scarves from DreamBird Studios in Astoria. Other goods include Stained glass art, crystal jewelry, tea and cocoas, kelp clay body products, gem essence sprays and poetry books, stationary and cards and much much more!

Don’t miss your chance to shop direct from the artists!

Narnia the Musical

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Step into the magical world of Narnia in our community theater production at the BCAC on December 16th (7pm), 17th (7pm),and 18th (2pm). Narnia the Musical is a dramatization of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first and most famous of acclaimed British author C.S. Lewis’s world-renowned series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Tickets are by donation thanks to support from the city of Bay City. Limited seating is available, please get your tickets in advance at the following link: www.eventbrite.com/o/bay-city-arts-center-56212319983

To support future theater programming, please consider donating to Narnia the Musical: checkout.square.site/merchant/K5E1YN79PP9ZX/checkout/JMMMPK2PWXKBFTYZ7DHX3XNX

Cannon Beach Library Annual Holiday Tea

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Date/Time: December 3, 2022 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Library volunteers will welcome community members and visitors to enjoy tea, hot mulled cider, home-baked cookies and other goodies amidst traditional holiday decorations. We will also have some fun children’s craft activities. The tea runs from 1 to 4 p.m. before the City’s Annual Lamp Lighting Ceremony. The Holiday Tea is a chance for us to come together as a community to enjoy good food, good cheer, and good company.

We will draw a winner for the Annual Quilt Fundraiser at 3 p.m. – tickets are available at the library or online. You don’t have to be present to win!

This is a FREE community event sponsored by members and volunteers of the library.

Holiday Gift Fair @ Pine Grove this Saturday 11-3

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What: Shop Local Saturday Gift Show
When: November 26th, 11am-3pm
Where: Pine Grove Community Center. 225 Laneda Ave, Manzanita OR 97130
Who: 15 Oregon coast makers selling handcrafted goods
Why: Small Business Saturday is a day to encourage shoppers to do their holiday gift buying from small, independently owned local businesses.

Manzanita OR: In celebration of Small Business Saturday (aka Support Local Saturday) 15 Oregon coast makers have organized a Pop Up Gift Fair in downtown Manzanita on November 26th. “We wanted to be a part of the big holiday shopping weekend” said organizer and local tea maker Ginger Edwards of North Fork 53 Communitea. “Most of us work from our farms or home studios so it’s not as easy for people to find us or the things we make after the summer farmers markets end”.

Shoppers will find everything from hand thrown pottery from Unearth Studio of Nehalem to small batch canned pickles and pepper infused jams from Gingifer’s Jams to naturally dyed indigo scarves from DreamBird Studios in Astoria. Other goods include Stained glass art, crystal jewelry, tea and cocoas, kelp clay body products, gem essence sprays and poetry books, stationary and cards and much much more.

Seeking Artists/Crafters for Holiday Bazaar

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Hello BBQ!

We’re seeking a few more artists and crafters for our upcoming Holiday Bazaar. (See poster for dates and details.)

We’re especially looking to add some folks who might offer something like… tea/coffee/edible things… natural cleaners would also be a cool addition.

But really, we’re all ears–let us know what you might like to sell/exhibit, and we’ll see if it’s a fit.

Just so you know: artists/exhibitors do not need to be present at the Bazaar. Simply drop off your work and we handle all sales. (You keep 75% of the proceeds; there’s no cost/risk to exhibiting.)

If you have any questions, let us know. Otherwise, share with your artist/crafter friends!

Thanks,
-The Tolovana Arts Colony
tolovanaartscolony.org

Tuesday is Turkey Day at the Food Bank!

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It’s almost Turkey Time! North County Food Bank volunteers have been busy getting Thanksgiving packages ready. We’ll be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Tuesday, November 22, to hand out turkeys and all the fixings.

If you need help this Thanksgiving, learn more here: www.northtillamookcountyfoodbank.org/thanksgiving

No need to sign up in advance, just come to the Food Bank at 278 Rowe St (across from the Rinehart Clinic) in Wheeler.

If you’d like to help fund this project, click here:
www.northtillamookcountyfoodbank.org/donate
We are so grateful to our community: both those in need and those who provide help make us want to offer thanks every day.

Christmas Bazaar

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CHRISTMAS BAZAAR December 3rd. 10-4

Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church

We will be making that famous CLAM CHOWDER and pairing it with a slice of pie served in house for lunch.

Lots of handcrafted items, ornaments, fresh greens centerpieces, baked goods and lots more, plus silent auction items.

Stop by and bring a friend.

North Tillamook County Women’s Association – Craft & Bake Sale

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Saturday Nov. 19 at 10 AM to 4 PM
The Pine Grove, 225 Laneda Ave., Manzanita, OR

Saturday holiday fair features local artisans: Stained glass, basket weaver, blacksmith, woodcrafts and carvings with painted ornaments, child hats, candles, and Tillamook County knotweed honey

Plus the magic of hand and chair massages

Jumble Sale

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Thanksgiving weekend!
November 26 and 27
at White Clover Grange
10-3

Some of the same venders as the last sale and some new venders, too.

If you’d like to be a vender, even at this close date, please call Emily at 503-300-9062.

We hope to see you at the grange and wish a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.