Author to Read From her Chicken Memoir, “Under the Henfluence”

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Tove Danovich, author of “Under the Henfluence: Inside the World of Chickens and the People Who Love Them,” will discuss her chicken-keeping memoir in a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Cannon Beach Library.
This will be a hybrid event: The talk will be offered in person at the library and online through the library’s website, cannonbeachlibrary.org.
“Under the Henfluence” blends Danovich’s personal experience as an obsessed chicken keeper with her animal welfare reporting. While she offers a sobering picture of the cruel treatment inherent in the industrial agriculture approach to chicken farming, Danovich also recounts her initial chicken-keeping efforts in charming, often-funny and sometimes heart-breaking detail, as she welcomes her first four, fuzzy chicks.
The lives of these quirky and mysterious birds are told through interviews with the people breeding, training, healing and adoring chickens. Perhaps most endearing are her interviews with people who own and interact with chickens as they groom them as show animals, raise them as 4-H projects, use them as therapy animals or rescue them from inhumane treatment.
What emerges is an entertaining picture of an animal that is too-often overlooked and under-appreciated, and the people who are devoted to them.
Danovich is a freelance journalist and culture reporter who has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many others. She lives outside Portland, where she keeps eight chickens.
Danovich’s talk is sponsored by the library’s NW Authors Series Committee that hosts authors monthly from September through May. The committee also conducts the Writers Read Celebration, which offers local writers an opportunity to write and read their own work on a specific theme. This year, the Writers Read Celebration is March 22, in the library and on Zoom. The theme is “Beach Noir.”

EVENT COMMUNITY CONVERSATION North County Love Your Community Tues. Feb. 27 Rising Hearts, Nehalem

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION – North County:
LOVE YOUR COMMUNITY – HUGGS: Helping Us Give/Get Support
Tues. February 27th – 5:30-7:30 pm
Rising Hearts, Downtown Nehalem (35840 7th St. – Hwy. 101)
How can we show more LOVE for our community? What do we need to do to feel safe? How can we support our community?

Join community members from HUGGS-Helping Us Give & Get Support to talk about the needs in our community to support EVERYONE to live their best lives. Find out about HUGGS and how we are working to bring awareness of resources for suicide prevention, mental health support, overdose prevention, and more.
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE – Please RSVP to: editor@tillamookcountypioneer.net
Sponsored by: Tillamook County PIoneer www.tillamookcountypioneer.net; HUGGS; Rising Hearts Studio

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE BOOTHS THIS WEEKEND! GET YOUR COOKIES!

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Come support your local Girl Scout Troup this weekend and buy some cookies at a booth! Tell your friends! These kids are working hard to reach their goals.

You can find some awesome girls selling cookies at the following times and places:

Friday 2/23:
Little Apple: 4-6
Manzanita Fresh Foods 5-7

Saturday 2/24:
Manzanita Fresh Foods: 10-4
Fred Meyer Tillamook: 2-4
Safeway Seaside: 12-6

Sunday 2/25
Tillamook Fred Meyer: 10-2
Warrenton Fred Meyer: 12-2
Safeway Seaside: 2-6

Open Mic

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Saturday March 9th from 5:30pm – 8pm, we are thrilled to offer you our first of the year community open mic event at the BCAC. The first 30 minutes (5:30-6:00 PM) is dedicated for families and kids, who would like to take this opportunity and perform in front of an audience. From 6-8 PM we are excited to see our adult community get on stage and share their passion with you, whether it is a musical performance or maybe even stand up comedy? Robert Russel will be our host for the evening. Please pre-register to secure your 7 minutes of fame at nlemotte@gmail.com.

Now Twice Monthly: Singing to heal, nurture and open to be way…

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Our local Threshold Choir is growing!
(www.thresholdchoir.org)

We gather and sing to heal ourselves and our community…we train to sing for those at the thresholds of life and death.
Whatever level you feel called to participate, we welcome your quiet energy…your resounding spirit…your soothing voice.

Threshold singers gather (in person) twice per month on 2nd&4th Tuesdays, *6:00-6:45pm @ St. Catherine’s Church in Nehalem, Oregon. We encourage singers to come as early as 5:30 for self-guided social & warm-up.

2nd Tuesdays: Intro & Healing Space (practice giving/receiving healing through song)

4th Tuesdays: Core Songs Practice (Nuts & Bolts)

BONUS!
For those who wish to stay later to sing with the St. Catherine’s Community *Song Circle*, they begin at 7pm (also both 2nd&4th Tuesdays), and all are welcome.

Let us Sing!
2nd&4th Tuesdays *6-8pm
St. Catherine’s Church in Nehalem, Oregon

*Come as early as 5:30 for self-guided social & warm-up

For more information:
Email: oquinnhomestead@gmail.com
Text/call: 503-440-7861
www.facebook.com/NCO.ThresholdChoir/

LEAP YEAR GAME NIGHT! At the Cannon Beach Library

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Date/Time: February 29, 2024 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

How will you spend your extra day this year? Why not join us for Leap Year Game Night, Thursday February 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. Families, kids, and adults are all welcome. We’ll have a selection of games available for all ages, including board games, card games, group games, and kid’s games. Or, bring your own favorite. Popcorn bar donated by Bruce’s Candy Kitchen, snacks, drinks and fun all included!

Ecstatic dance Thursday 2.22

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Ecstatic Dance Thursday 2.22
@ the White Clover Grange
Doors open at 6:00 PM for warmup/setup
6:30 PM – opening circle/dance set
8:00 PM – closing circle

“We seek not rest but transformation. We are dancing through each other as doorways.” Marge Piercy

This week: Dancing with Guidance – Led by Lane deMoll. “At the beginning we will each pull a tarot card from Lane’s Greenwitch Tarot and will dance with the feelings and knowledge it invokes. Without looking it up at first. At some point when it feels appropriate folks can look in the book and have the option of choosing another card to dance with.”

$10 -$15 cash check or venmo @nknspiritdance
(kids are welcome to dance for free)
*Opening the space and Altar work trades available: Contact us*

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~This is a free-flowing dance and movement experience where you are encouraged to dance and enjoy the experience however you’d like with an intention of connecting deeper to yourself and exploring movement without words. It’s an open space to play, celebrate life and community, practice embodiment modalities, enjoy music, process emotions, connect with others, and ultimately be nourished by the experience on a physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual level. No dance experience necessary~

We dance every Thursday evening and second Sunday morning…hope to dance with you soon

Introduction to the North Coast EOL Collective

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An invitation to meet the founders of the North Coast EOL Collective and learn more about their Vision, Mission, Values, and Services.

March 6th, 2024 at 12-12:30 PM
April 25th, 2023 at 12-12:30 PM

To register:
Step 1: www.northcoasteolcollective.com
Step 2: Events tab
Step 3: click on the preferred date and complete registration. A Zoom link will be sent to the email address provided.

GAME NIGHT: Tuesday, Feb 20th in Cannon Beach

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We had so much fun at Game Night last month we’re running it back! Come out on Tuesday, February 20th @ 6PM and join in on the action.

Play one of the games we have, or bring some of your own. We’ll have everything from strategy to card games, backgammon and more!

Bring your own drinks and snacks–bonus points if you bring snacks to share!

Tolovana Hall is located at 3779 S Hemlock in Cannon Beach.

Pie Day Recap

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Pie Day… Good News! (And a little bad news)
The good news is our generous community has helped us raise over $11,000 to support our building maintenance and ongoing upgrade fund – we appreciate you all!!
All 24 of our fabulous auction pies, and the 2 pies we raffled, went to loving homes to be the focus of delicious dinners and desserts.
In addition, a gourmet pie creating experience taught by master baker James Lambert was won by 3 ladies, to be conducted at an ocean front locale – how scenic and fun!!
The top bid on a pie ended up at $300.00 for a gorgeous cheesecake covered with a Marionberry topping, made by Grange member Evelyn, after a spirited sibling rivalry bidding joust. (Full disclosure – yours truly prevailed) BUT, not to be upstaged, my bidding opponent captured the coveted Auctioneers Apron by purchasing a “no calorie” pie (donation} for $500.00… Thanks Sis!!
A HUGE round of Thank You applause goes out to our wonderful fine local businesses who generously added over $2100 in sponsorships and donations to our cause – we couldn’t have achieved such a successful Pie Day without your support!
Handy Creek Bakery- for the use of your great pie baking facility
Manzanita Grocery and Deli
Manzanita Lumber
Nehalem Lumber
Wolfmoon Coffee
North Fork 53 Communitea
Mohler Sand and Gravel
Manzanita Fresh Foods
Meadow and Corey Davis/ Home and Sea Realty
Pelican and Piper
Sunny Day Thrift
Wheeler On The Bay
Also, kudos aplenty go out to Sue C and Gayle S for their efforts to provide all of us a fine and unique-themed decorating job on our hall, AND to our grange members and wonderful team of volunteers…
OK, the bad news- from a Feast Pie perspective that was experienced by the table of 35 delicious pies contributed by over 2 dozen local bakers and businesses, more than 130 attendees of Pie Day ‘24 demolished the Feast Pies-along with a dollop of creamy Tillamook Ice Cream- Thank You Nehalem Food Mart! Many empty pie plates were seen exiting the Feast Pie table during the melee, and a lot of happy friends of our Grange experienced the expertise of our local artisan bakers.
With all that said, we fondly say farewell to Pie Day 2024… and all of us at White Clover Grange are excitedly looking forward to Pie Day 2025!! See you there!

Yoga with veterans and with Molly and Janet

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Hey everybody.
Yoga! It’s fun, it’s free and it will make you healthier.

First there’s Yoga with Molly.
Day – Monday
Time. – 11:15 PST
Place – Tillamook YMCA

If you can’t join in person, you can still zoom in via the following link:
us06web.zoom.us/j/84115365249?pwd=Y1ZETEp1ZEtoS1JDTG9Sdmg3cGoyQT09

Next there’s Yoga with Janet.
Day – Wednesday
Time – 10:30 PST
Place – NCRD in Nehalem

If you can’t join in person, you can still zoom in via the following link:
us02web.zoom.us/j/89509061029

Come join us. Everyone is welcome.

Brian

Introduction to SoulCollage February 18th

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Introduction to SoulCollage

Time: 2-4:30pm
Location: Wanderland Rainforest (Nehalem)
Cost: $45 per person (includes all art materials plus tea and snacks)
Space is limited. Please message Carolyn if interested: Ckgreenwood3339@gmail.com

SoulCollage is a process for creating incredible collaged cards with deep personal meaning that will help you with life’s questions and transitions. The process is often used as a method of self-discovery and transformation.

First, you will be guided through the intuitive process of making your own SoulCollage® cards. Then we will gather in small groups and learn how to read the cards by giving voice to the images. This is where the process which begins as simple creative fun, might surprise you.

This is a multi-layered creative process that anyone can do. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Carolyn Greenwood has been a Certified SoulCollage Facilitator since 2015

McMinnville Short Film Festival 2024

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For those who enjoyed the short films programs offered at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts in the past, this festival will likely overwhelm you — but in a good way. Dozens of short films will be presented over a three-day period. Check out their website for details.
Friday, Feb. 23 – Sunday, Feb. 25.

mcminnvillefilmfest.org

Author to Read From her Chicken-Keeping Memoir, “Under the Henfluence”

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Tove Danovich, author of “Under the Henfluence: Inside the World of Chickens and the People Who Love Them,” will discuss her chicken-keeping memoir in a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Cannon Beach Library.

This will be a hybrid event: The talk will be offered in person at the library and online through the library’s website, cannonbeachlibrary.org.

“Under the Henfluence” blends Danovich’s personal experience as an obsessed chicken keeper with her animal welfare reporting. While she offers a sobering picture of the cruel treatment inherent in the industrial agriculture approach to chicken farming, Danovich also recounts her initial chicken-keeping efforts in charming, often-funny and sometimes heart-breaking detail, as she welcomes her first four, fuzzy chicks.

The lives of these quirky and mysterious birds are told through interviews with the people breeding, training, healing and adoring chickens. Perhaps most endearing are her interviews with people who own and interact with chickens as they groom them as show animals, raise them as 4-H projects, use them as therapy animals or rescue them from inhumane treatment.

What emerges is an entertaining picture of an animal that is too-often overlooked and under-appreciated, and the people who are devoted to them.

Danovich is a freelance journalist and culture reporter who has written for the New York

Times, the Washington Post, and many others. She lives outside Portland, where she

keeps eight chickens.

Danovich’s talk is sponsored by the library’s NW Authors Series Committee that hosts authors monthly from September through May. The committee also conducts the Writers Read Celebration, which offers local writers an opportunity to write and read their own work on a specific theme. This year, the Writers Read Celebration is March 22, in the library and on Zoom. The theme is “Beach Noir.”

Spaces open for Friday Night’s Community Acupuncture and Sound Healing at Rising Hearts Studio

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Hello BBQ Community-
There are still spots left for the Community Acupuncture- Singing Bowl Healing – Grounding Tea Wellness Event tomorrow night!
Please join Megan Lucas LAc and Certified Sound Healer Christy Kay for a special February Self Care/Self Love Community Wellness Event at Rising Hearts Studio, Friday February 16th, 6:30 PM – enjoy community acupuncture, while bathing in the sounds of healing singing bowls, with grounding tea offering to follow. Leave feeling calm, refreshed and renewed.
$50/person Space limited- registration required
Please Call Christy (503) 800-1092, or email Christy@cosmichealingnw.com to Register!!
Rising Hearts Studio 35840 7th St hwy 101, downtown Nehalem, OR 97131 (503) 800-1092 “Lifting the community with education and services that promote healing on all levels”

Summer Safari to Africa

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Jambo! (the Swahili greeting)

I’m leading a 12-day private safari to Kenya this August. I have 2 seats (maybe 3) still available.

If you are interested in a vacation unlike other trips you have taken, please contact me. I’m happy to talk with you or meet with you to discuss itinerary pricing (less than most packaged tours right now) and what you need to know about traveling to Africa.

Demand is extraordinarily high this year so call me soon at 503-313-9263 if you are interested in learning more.

Community Dance this Thursdays 2.15

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Community Dance this Thursday 2.15
Theme is: Healthy Growth
Early portion will include movements from Dancing For Birth™classes then will shift into free flow ecstatic dance for the remainder.
Led by Libby Golden at Golden Key Wellness

At the White Clover Grange, HWY 53 Nehalem
6:30pm-8 (doors open at 6:00 for set up/warmup)

We’ll enjoy connecting with our creative centers, listening to our needs, desires and nourishing healthy growth from there.

This is a healing dance and movement experience where you are encouraged to dance and enjoy the event however you’d like with an intention of connecting deeper to yourself and exploring movement without words.
It’s an open space to play, celebrate life and community, practice embodiment modalities, enjoy world rhythmic music, process emotions, connect with others, and ultimately be nourished by the experience on a physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual level. No dance experience necessary

$10 or sliding scale of $5 if you need, $15 if you can. (Kids dance for free!)
Work trades are available, be in touch.

Hope to see you on the dance floor!

Lee Blackmon Memorial on February 19th

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Please join us on Monday, February 19th at the Nehalem Elementary School Gym as we remember Lee and his life of service.

Nehalem Elementary School Gym
36300 8th Street
Nehalem, OR 97131

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

There will be donations accepted on behalf of all of Lee’s favorite charities, so feel free to bring along (if you can):

– Photo of Lee or a pet he helped you to rescue to leave on the memory wall

– Donations of food, warm clothes, pet food, toys

– Money for the donation boxes of his favorite charities

It is also Lee’s birthday, so we will be celebrating that as well.

Self Care Community Wellness Event- February 16th, 6:30 PM at Rising Hearts Studio

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Hello BBQ Community-

Community Acupuncture- Singing Bowls – Grounding Tea

Please join Megan Lucas LAc and Certified Sound Healer Christy Kay for a special February Self Care/Self Love Community Wellness Event at Rising Hearts Studio, Friday February 16th, 6:30 PM – enjoy community acupuncture, while bathing in the sounds of healing singing bowls, with grounding tea offering to follow. Leave feeling calm, refreshed and renewed.

$50/person
Space limited- registration required app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20787704&appointmentType=58532489

Meet your practitioners:
Megan Lucas, LAc, MAOM. NADA certified.
A licensed acupuncturist, Megan feels grateful to live on the north coast with her family. As a practitioner, she aims to help patients to improve their lives through deepening their relationship to their health through encouraging lifestyle changes. She offers acupuncture, bodywork, shiatsu, breathwork and recommendations on diet, movement, and herbal medicine. Her treatments focus on
the goals of the patient and the connection to their healing journey. As someone who has gone through intense illness and trauma, she understands the challenges people may face in their healing
journey.
She enjoys hiking, foraging, hunting, fly-fishing, writing, floating the river or collecting wild herbs for salves and tinctures, often alone and often with her family. She continues to work toward being a
beacon of light for others so they may more easily navigate the storm of life, and is looking for new opportunities to reach the community to offer services.

Christy Kay is a Vibrational Medicine Practitioner who lives on the North Oregon Coast. She has been studying health and wellness most of her life, in an effort to overcome chronic illness, including several autoimmune diagnoses. After a serious car accident over 10 years ago, she found herself with a traumatic brain injury, a broken back, and PTSD. With training and certifications in over a dozen healing modalities, she found the greatest relief through Energy Medicine. Sometimes it is hard to become unstuck. Using an array of energetic practices, her passion and gifts lie in facilitating healing on a deep energetic level for clients who want deeper peace, health, and wellness in their lives. When energetic flow is brought back into balance, we are more able to move forward and step into our Divine Self. Christy knows that healing the whole person, in all realms, will create more happy, vibrant souls who will create a better, more peaceful world. She has a private healing practice, Cosmic Healing NW, working one on one with clients since 2017. She opened Rising Hearts Studio in 2020 to be able to offer healing arts events to her community.
Christy is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Sound Healer, Certified Crystal Therapy Practitioner, Registered Holistic Health Practitioner, and Registered Metaphysician who blends a large array of healing modalities together to help you truly heal!
Visit www.cosmichealingnw.com for more info on Christy Kay

Please join us for this Healing Community Event!

Pacific Pawns and Knights Chess Club Dates!

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Chess club will meet on the following Sundays at the Pine Grove from 4-6pm. Mark your calendars.
Feb. 18th (This Sunday)
March 17th
April 14th
From experienced to beginners, so far we have had a range of community members join us. Find your match and come play some chess!

Ash Wednesday and Lenten Soup Supper gatherings

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Lent is a wonderful opportunity to go deeper; to look at what aspects of our lives are not serving us or those we love. It’s a time to let some things go, change some habits, and cultivate love where it feels weak or absent.

It’s a lovely thing to do this IN COMMUNITY with others who are also choosing to go deeper.
Saint Catherine’s begins the season of Lent with an Ash Wednesday Service (half hour with imposition of ashes), which begins at 12 noon on February 14th.

Then, we will gather every Thursday at 5pm until Easter, for Soup Suppers to share the lenten journey together with soup, reflection, conversation, prayer and support for the changes we want to bring to our lives and relationships, with God’s help and grace.
All are welcome.

Love, Dye, Felt and Sweat-Crafty Spa Day this Saturday

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Calling all my Crafty Dragons!

Last Friday’s new moon opened the Dragon’s Gate.

Hold onto your hat- it’s gonna be a wild ride.

Speaking of hats…. did you know there’s a 3 day weekend coming up?

This Saturday (Feb. 17th) North Fork 53’s hosting our first art workshop of 2024.

And because Dragons requires fresh fashion and style- this one is going to be all about color and creativity.

I hope you can make it!

Grab your spot at the link below:
www.northfork53.com/events/what-color-is-love

The very talented artist and teacher- Iris Sullivan Daire is coming down from Astoria to teach us how to add color and texture to wool.

She’s bringing steaming kettles of her beautiful plant based dyes grown from her gardens (think indigo and madder root).

You’ll get to hand dye a merino wool cap in whatever color you like and then learn to needle felt a design onto it.

While your hat steeps in the dye pot, you’ll get to relax in the wood fired sauna- because crafting/ spa days are pretty much the best combo ever.

Then you’ll come back to our cozy kitchen studio and learn to needle felt your own personal touches to your hat- a dragon, a heart, an ocean wave- whatever your look is for 2024.

You’ll leave the workshop with a one of kind merino wool hat that only you could create!

What better way to spend a late winter day?

All materials for the class and sauna are provided including tea and snacks!

Sign up with link below:
www.northfork53.com/events/what-color-is-love

Hope to see you out here soon,
xoxo
Ginger