Clams, Kites, Cranberries, Arts, and Harvest Festivals

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Fall Razor Clamming

Keep calm and clam on! A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula on Oct. 7 through Oct. 12, with digging allowed between noon and midnight. The best time to start is an hour or two before low tide and it is recommended you take a lantern for evening digs. October 7-12, 2014

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Wild Mushroom Celebration

The Annual Wild Mushroom Celebration continues on the Long Beach Peninsula through November 15. Celebrate the plentiful bounty of Fall as Chefs and innkeepers take pride in featuring and celebrating this natural treasure through the Fall harvest season! Enjoy delicious wild mushrooms offered in many of our local dining establishments. October – November 15, 2014

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44th Annual PAA Fall Show & Sale

The Peninsula Arts Association will be presenting the works of over 60 local artists at their 44th Annual Fall Show. Art will be available for purchase. Stop by the Long Beach Train Depot Building located at 3rd North & Pacific Hwy in Long Beach from 10-5pm on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from 10-3pm. October 10-13, 2014

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Harvest Festival

It’s finally here! The 2014 Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market HARVEST FESTIVAL! Join us from 3-7 p.m. as we celebrate the end of the market season. The market will be bursting with flavor and tons of activities. The market will also have a various vendors selling fresh, local products. October 10, 2014

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Cranberrian Fair

The annual Cranberrian Fair at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco in conjunction with the Cranberry Museum. The Cranberrian Fair runs Sat October 11th through Sun October 12th. The Cranberry Museum will be actively harvesting cranberries and will feature some delicious treats and cranberry themed gifts, along with their famous cranberry ice cream. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn about our world famous crimson berry! October 11-12, 2014

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One Sky, One World

The World Kite Museum joins people all over the globe to promote international friendship, peace, cultural exchange, tolerance and understanding for One Sky, One World worldwide kite fly. Join us for this two-day event that is celebrated globally. Grab your kites and head to the beach on Bolstad approach in Long Beach. October 11-12, 2014

 

Head to the Long Beach Peninsula for ‘Opening Day’ of Fall 2014 Razor Clam Season!

Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 12.28.06 PMThe Fall 2014 Razor Clam Season kicks off October 7! This year is expected to be even better than last year’s banner season, with over 6 million razor clams harvested! The whole family can take part in this uniquely Pacific Northwest subsistence activity.

Read the latest WDFW press release on clam digs.

APPROVED DATES:  

Oct. 7, 2014, Tuesday; 6:26 p.m., -0.5 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 8, 2014, Wednesday; 7:13 p.m., -0.9 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 9, 2014, Thursday; 7:58 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 10, 2014, Friday; 8:43 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 11, 2014, Saturday; 9:28 pm, -0.8 feet, Long Beach Peninsula
• Oct. 12, 2014, Sunday; 10:15 p.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach Peninsula

Harvest Rules:

        • By law, clam diggers are limited to 15 razor clams per day, and are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.
        • All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2013-14 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.
        • The final word on beach openings is announced about a week before each dig is scheduled to start, provided marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.
        • Information about current and proposed digs, as well as the location of Washington’s razor clam beaches, is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/current.html.

Here is a GREAT video, by David Campiche of the Shelburne Inn and Restaurant on how to clean your razor clams!

Click here to view the embedded video.

Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, recommends that diggers arrive at the beach an hour or two before low tide for best results. However, digging is not allowed on any beach before noon.

“Low tides will occur fairly late in the day, so diggers should be prepared to dig in the dark,” Ayres said.

Anyone interested in taking up razor clam digging can get some tips from WDFW’s Great Getaways webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/vacation/coast_razor_clamming.html.

All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2014-15 license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/.

Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. Diggers may not harvest any part of another person’s daily limit, unless they possess a designated harvester card.

 

Wild Mushrooms Make their Mark on the Long Beach Peninsula

wmcFLYER1“Chefs, authors, foragers and the mushroom loving public will come together on the Long Beach Peninsula from October through November 15 for the 13th annual Wild Mushroom Celebration. Highlights include special dinners, classes, workshops and wild mushrooms featured at participating restaurants and inns.” – As seen in Examiner.com article by Elizabeth Rose

To kick off the series of Peninsula-wide Wild Mushroom events, the Painted Lady Lavendar Farm, along historic highway 101 in Ilwaco, will present “The Fungus Among Us” on October 3 from 3 to 5 pm. This is a great opportunity for mushroom enthusiasts to get their hands dirty and learn the ins and outs of of foraging, identifying, and collecting the edible mushroom varieties on the Long Beach Peninsula with tips on preservation.

MUSHROOMSThe Columbia Pacific Farmers’ Market, located at Veteran’s Field in downtown Long Beach, will feature their 3rd Annual Fungus Festival, complete with famed local forager, Veronica Williams, owner of All Wild. She will discuss the do’s and don’ts of foraging and wild mushroom identification. Locally foraged, wild mushrooms will be available for purchase at the Market.

After learning how to collect your bounty, head to The Depot Restaurant for Chef Michael Lalewicz’s 11th Annual Wild Mushroom Dinner. Delight your palate with roasted lobster mushrooms, white truffle oil scented porcini risotto, chanterelle mushroom cream, and truffle honey whipped cream as they are featured in this Mediterranean-inspired, four-course meal. Reservations are required.

Boreas Bed & Breakfast Inn, in Long Beach, will present Boreas’ Wild Mushroom Celebration Special the weekend of October 17. The package features a delightful five-course Wild Mushroom and Wine Pairing Dinner on Saturday evening. The package includes two nights stay at the Inn, breakfast, and a six-course Wild Mushroom Sunday Brunch that will feature forager, Veronica Williams. Boreas guests will also have a rare opportunity to join Veronica on a private foraging excursion for an additional cost. If you can’t make it for the weekend, Boreas will continue to feature wild mushrooms frequently throughout the Celebration during their gourmet breakfast service for guests staying at the Inn.

The weekend of October 17 will also feature 42nd Street Café & Bistro offering a Wild Mushroom Dinner package in addition to wild mushroom scrambles for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

basketboleteThe Shelburne Restaurant & Pub will host their 5th Annual Wild Mushroom and Pike Brewing Co. Dinner. Pike Brewing beers will be specially paired by Shelburne chefs with the best bounty of the season. Reservations are required to attend this dinner that will also feature guest hosts, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, of Pike Brewing. On October 25, the Shelburne will host the author of, Wild Mushrooms, Cynthia Nims, who will conduct a cooking class in their instructional kitchen.

Pickled Fish and Lost Roo will be featuring wild mushrooms in daily specials throughout October and November. Mushroom enthusiasts interested in heading out into the wild and foraging for their own bounty should pick up a pocket guide to mushrooming, readily available at Time Enough Books at the Port of Ilwaco and Adelaide’s Coffee & Books in Ocean Park. Both will be selling the classic guide to Western mushrooms – All That the Rain Promises and Moreby American mycologist and naturalist David Arora, as well as other helpful guides.

 

 

Fall Flavors Come to Life on the Long Beach Peninsula

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Apple Cider Festival

Join us in Long Beach for the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market from 3 to 7 p.m. on Fridays through October 10. This week’s market will feature an Apple Cider Festival! Complete with a cider press and an apple pie cook off! Enjoy LIVE MUSIC on the BIG STAGE while you shop from our local farmers, ranchers, crafters, and artisans, along with the usual fresh and in season produce. September 26, 2014

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Pacific NW Brew Cup

Stop by the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup in Astoria, OR this weekend and visit our very own, North Jetty Brewing! They will be there, pouring their special brews throughout the Brew Cup! September 26-28, 2014

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Saturday Market

Be sure to take a walk along the Ilwaco Marina for the LAST Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco of the season! Shop along the marina from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy delicious food and take home some beautiful plants, fresh produce, seafood, and arts and crafts. September 27, 2014

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WA State Parks FREE Day

In honor of National Public Lands Day, ALL Washington State Parks will have free admission! No Discover Pass required! Get out and behold the beauty of the Long Beach Peninsula. September 27, 2014

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Wonders of Willapa

Join us Saturday at 6 p.m. at Tarlatt Slough, and listen to the night at the Wonders of Willapa. Bring your friends and family with flashlights and binoculars to hike the Tarlatt trail. Along the way meet experts from the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge; learn about local history from the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum; meet Aaron Webster as he presents “Large Mammals; Black Bear, Elk and Deer;” talk to bird migration specialist Ben Welton, the Burd Nurd, as he presents Meals of Mud along with several exceptional bird mounts; and view the night sky with Bob Duke’s powerful telescope and see our galaxy as you have never seen it before. September 27, 2014

 

Reel in the Final Days of Summer!

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Sensational Salmon

Ocean Salmon fishing will close at the end of the day Sunday off Ilwaco (Marine Area 1). Columbia River fishing will remain open through the duration of the season. Check with WDFW for all current regulations and rules. Book a Charter Fishing Trip!

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Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market

Be sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach from 3-7PM on Fridays through October 10. This week’s theme is “Fit as a Fiddle.” Come explore nutrition and learn new winter recipes! Friday, September 19

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Saturday Market at the Port of Ilwaco

Head to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturay Market at the Port! Stroll along the beautiful waterfront, take in the sights and sounds of this busy market and take home some delicious treats, fresh flowers and veggies.   Saturday, September 20

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Willapa Bay Oyster Screening & Discussion

Come learn about the Oyster industry! The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, will host a screening and discussion of documentary filmmaker Keith A. Cox’s “Willapa Bay Oysters”  from 4pm to 6pm. Following the screening, Cox will lead a discussion with local oystermen. Saturday, September 20

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We’re Still Here

The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum latest show “We’re Still Here – The Survival of Washington Indians” will be available until September 28. Come learn the fascinating and continuing story of Native American people in Washington. Rare images and colorful artifacts will tell the compelling history and personal stories. An installation of paintings, drawings, and carvings will also be on display that draws upon long, local history of the Chinook Tribe and their important presence within our community.  Through September 28

 

Get Cultured on the Long Beach Peninsula!

Get Cultured on the Long Beach Peninsula! This weekend features tons of family-friendly, enriching, activities and events! Learn about the fascinating history of the early settler’s of Pacific County, experience the live-action, annual rodeo, grab fresh and local produce at one of our local markets, and even catch a live show or two!

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Finnish American Folk Festival

Come celebrate Finnish American Culture at the Finnish American Folk Festival, Nasel Heritage Days, in Naselle, WA! This FREE festival features a golf tournament, the Paavo Nurmi 5k fun run, a wife carry, and even a boot toss! Lectures, films, Finn fare, workshops and tons of activities will be available for all ages! July 25-27

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NPRA Rodeo

The Peninsula Saddle Club presents the 69th annual NPRA Sanctioned Rodeo! Festivities start on Friday with a Rodeo Parade through downtown Long Beach at 6:30PM. Hearty Cowboy Breakfasts will be served each morning from 7am-11am. The Rodeo events start at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Peninsula Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds in Long Beach. July 25-27

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Columbia-Pacific Farmers’ Market

Be sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach from 3-7PM on Fridays through October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. This weeks theme is “Compost Happens,” come learn about soil, try your hand at cow milking, and enjoy stick horse races! July 25

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Saturday Market at the Port

Head to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturay Market at the Port! Stroll along the beautiful waterfront, take in the sights, and sounds of this busy market and take some delicious treats, fresh flowers and veggies. Check out local art galleries and book a Salmon Charter Fishing Trip while you are there! July 26

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Weekend Market on the Docks

The popular Sunday Market on the Dock in South Bend has expanded to include both Saturday and Sunday! This great farmers’ market features arts & crafts, jewelry, fabulous entertainment and delicious food! The Weekend Market is open on weekends through Labor Day! July 26-27

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Waikiki Beach Concert

The FREE Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues Saturday, July 26 and will have shows through the summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco every 2nd and 4th Saturday through August. Performances start at 7PM. This concert will feature Beltaine, the Northwest’s premier Celtic fusion band! A Washington State Park’s Discover Pass is required for your vehicle. July 26

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Fiddler on the Roof

The reviews are in and the PAPA Theatre’s rendition of Fiddler on the Roof is a hit! Don’t miss your chance to see them perform at the Fort Columbia State Park Theatre on weekends through August 10. Friday & Saturday shows begin at 7pm and Sunday shows at 2pm. A Discover Pass is not required to attend this show. July 25-27, August 1-3, 8-10

Head to Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula for Endless Summer FUN!

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OTC – Deep Canyon Challenge

This year’s Oregon Tuna Classic – Deep Canyon Challenge will feature TWO FULL DAYS OF FISHING. Fishing begins at 7:30AM on Friday, August 1, with a required check-in time by 4:00PM. Friday night there will be a mandatory 7:00 PM Captains meeting at the Port of Ilwaco. Saturday starts early with a 6:00AM shot gun start just across the Columbia River bar with a required check-in time by 5:00PM. The fun continues Saturday evening with a huge BBQ, auction, and the final results of the weekends’ activities. August 1-2

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Columbia Pacific Farmers’ Market

Be sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach from 3-7PM on Fridays through October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. This week’s theme is “Frankenfoods,” come learn about GMOs! Fridays, August 2

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Jake’s 75th Birthday

The 8th Annual Jake the Alligator Man Celebration kicks off with his annual Bachelor Party and Burlesque show Friday, August 1. Doors open at 6PM at the Elks in downtown Long Beach, this is a show for the 21 and older crowd. There is a $10 cover and dinner and drinks will be available for purchase. Expect to have a great time and enjoy the live music and entertainment to the theme of Fiesta! Enjoy Jake’s Birthday Celebration on Saturday August 2. All ages are invited to celebrate Jake with the annual Car Show kicking off the days festivities at 11AM in downtown LongBeach. There will be many live bans and performances through out the day, a police escorted Birthday Cake Parade, and of course the annual Bride of Jake Pinup Contest! August 1-2

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Willapa Harbor Festival

Willapa Harbor Festival Kicks off on August 1 and goes through Sunday August 3 in Raymond. Don’t miss this action packed weekend along the beautiful Willapa Bay where you can find tons of family friendly activities for everyone! From Bands and brews, to a tasty chowder cook off, a quilt show, a champagne brunch, and even kayak and softball fun! August 1-3

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Race Against Violence 5k

Hit the sand running! Enjoy a beautiful 5k walk or run on our beautiful hard packed, white sand beaches for the annual Domestic Violence Awareness Project’s Race Against Violence. The race begins on Saturday, August 2 at 10AM on the Bolstad Beach Approach in Long Beach. Runners will have a chance to win one of four trophies for both male and female finishers. Come out and enjoy the fun and support a great cause! August 2

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Saturday Market at the Port

Head to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturay Market at the Port! Stroll along the beautiful waterfront, take in the sights and sounds of this busy market and take home some delicious treats, fresh flowers and veggies. Check out local art galleries and book a Charter Fishing Trip while you are there! August 2

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Weekend Market on the Docks

The popular Sunday Market on the Dock in South Bend has expanded to include both Saturday and Sunday! This great farmers’ market features arts & crafts, jewelry, fabulous entertainment and delicious food! The Weekend Market is open on weekends through Labor Day! August 1-2

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Fiddler on the Roof

The reviews are in and the PAPA Theater’s rendition of Fiddler on the Roof is a hit! Don’t miss your chance to see the show performed at the Fort Columbia State Park Theater on weekends through August 10. Friday & Saturday shows begin at 7pm and Sunday shows at 2pm. A Discover Pass is not required to attend this show. August 1-3, 8-10

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 We’re Still Here

The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco is proud to announce the opening of their latest show “We’re Still Here – The Survival of Washington Indians.” Come learn the fascinating and continuing story of Native American people in Washington. Rare images and colorful artifacts will tell the compelling history and personal stories. An installation of paintings, drawings, and carvings will also be on display that draws upon long, local history of the Chinook Tribe and their important presence within our community.  Through September 28

Discovery Awaits on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

Discovery Awaits on the Long Beach Peninsula

Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau
Named one of ‘America’s Favorite Beach Towns’ by ForbesTraveler.com and voted ‘Best Beach’ by the viewers of Seattle’s KING-5 TV, the Long Beacg Peninsula offers visitors blocks of colorful shops, great seafood, comfortable lodging, small museums, horseback riding, and an expansive beach. Southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula: home to a new national park, two historic lighthouses, renowned restaurants, cranberry bogs, and oyster farms.

Here is Your Weekend Guide to Peninsula Events!

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Peninsula Clay Artists 6th Annual Show & Sale

The Peninsula Clay Artists show and sale is in full swing! Be sure to stop by and view the beautiful works created by local Peninsula Clay Artists at the Artisan in Ilwaco through August 16. Take one of their great classes and learn how to create beautiful pieces of art from the masters! There will be many different workshops in the studio and kiln yard. The show will be open 10AM-5PM daily. Admission is free and you will have the opportunity to see brilliant works by local artists.  through August 16

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Columbia Pacific Farmers’ Market

Be sure to stop by the Friday Farmers Market in downtown Long Beach from 3-7PM on Fridays through October 10. Come see what’s fresh at the Market located at Veterans Field in downtown Long Beach. This week’s theme is “Fowl & Feather Festival,” come play Chicken Poop Bingo and see baby chicks! Fridays, August 8

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 Surf n’ Saddle Jr. Rodeo

The Peninsula Saddle Club is hosting the 3rd annual Surf n’ Saddle Junior Rodeo at the Rodeo Grounds located in Long Beach on Sandridge Road. A Rodeo Parade through downtown Long Beach will kick off the weekend at 6:30PM on Friday, August 8. Events start on Saturday, August 9 and goes through the 10th, daily events start 9am with a delicious cowboy breakfast kicking off each day from 7-11AM. August 8-10

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Waikiki Beach Concert

The FREE Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues Saturday, July 26 and will have shows through the summer season at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco every 2nd and 4th Saturday through August. Performances start at 7PM. This concert will feature The Ben Rice Band, a Rockabilly, swamp Rock, and soul infused country band. A Washington State Park’s Discover Pass is required for your vehicle. August 9

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Saturday Market at the Port

Head to the Port of Ilwaco for Saturay Market at the Port! Stroll along the beautiful waterfront, take in the sights and sounds of this busy market and take home some delicious treats, fresh flowers and veggies. Check out local art galleries and book a Charter Fishing Trip while you are there! August 9

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Fiddler on the Roof

The reviews are in and the PAPA Theater’s rendition of Fiddler on the Roof is a hit! Don’t miss your LAST chance to see the show performed at the Fort Columbia State Park Theater this weekend through August 10. Friday & Saturday shows begin at 7pm and Sunday’s show at 2pm. A Discover Pass is not required to attend this show. August 8-10

 colpac

We’re Still Here

The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco is proud to announce the opening of their latest show “We’re Still Here – The Survival of Washington Indians.” Come learn the fascinating and continuing story of Native American people in Washington. Rare images and colorful artifacts will tell the compelling history and personal stories. An installation of paintings, drawings, and carvings will also be on display that draws upon long, local history of the Chinook Tribe and their important presence within our community.  Through September 28