SCAPPOOSE — The Scappoose Farmers Market has returned for its 12th season.
Vendors will sell goods from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 27 in the Scappoose City Hall parking lot, and along Southeast Second Street, off of East Columbia Avenue.
Shoppers will find fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, and seasonal Oregon berries, as well as nursery plants, herbs, flowers, handcrafted items by local and regional artisans, and other items for sale.
On average, the market features between 22-24 vendors a week. For those who are interested in selling their wares at the market, contact the Scappoose Community Club for information about guidelines and fees.
ST. HELENS — Sacagawea Health Center will host their 12th annual “Touch the Heart of Child” auction and benefit May 31 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
The theme of the event is “Sailing for Sacagawea”. It will include a hosted bar, appetizers and a barbecue dinner by Blackbird Catering, entertainment, and a silent and oral auction. Travel packages, fine art, pottery, glass works and other items will be up for bid.
The Sacagawea Health Center is a non-profit organization that extends medical care and other services to students in Columbia County (regardless of having health insurance). Primary health care, such as, well-child examinations, immunizations, treatment for chronic conditions like asthma or diabetes, and sports physicals are offered.
The center also provides prevention services, including fitness and nutrition classes, and some mental health services, such as family counseling and counseling for depression.
Details: call 503-366-7696, or visit the website www.sacagaweahealthcenter.org. For real-time updates, like the Sacagawea Health Center on Facebook.
ST. HELENS — Kuy Kao, owner of Kuy’s Oriental Cuisine in St. Helens, whips up a batch of her popular Cambodian peanut sauce following today’s lunch rush in her restaurant.
Assisting are son-in-laws (left to right), Jake Wakeman and Ali Amhaz, and server Jackie Coddington (far left).
Kao sells her specialty sauces in her restaurant at 524 Milton Way, and at selected farmers markets in the area during harvest season. Other sauce varieties include: fried garlic, sweet chili, garlic vinaigrette, chili oil, and stir-fry.
For product information, and recipe ideas, visit: www.kuyscambodiansauces.com.
The concept of “Empty Bowls” was established in 1990 by a high school art teacher from Michigan. His students crafted ceramic bowls to sell during a fundraising meal where proceeds benefited hungry members of their community.
Guests at the St. Helens “Empty Bowls” event will purchase studnet-made bowls and fill it with cuisine donated by local food merchants and dining establishments. Everyone keeps their bowls as a reminder of hunger in the world.
The event is 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Dianna’s Formal Affair and Fultano’s Pizza in Scappoose, and Bertucci’s, Sunshine Pizza, Columbia Pacific Food Bank, and South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce in St. Helens.
Details: call 503-397-9708, or visit the website www.cpfoodbank.org.
WARREN – Sande School of Horsemanship, a non-profit horseback-riding program in Warren, is now accepting registrations for their 2014 summer horse camps.
Summer horse camps focus on riding and care-taking of horses, as well as safe handling skills. Groups are kept small to ensure a high instructor-to-student ratio, which allows for a learning-rich and safe environment.
Participants are divided into two age groups. Children ages 4-7 will meet Wednesdays from June 18 through Aug. 27. Morning and afternoon sessions are available (same lesson plan for each). The cost is $280 for eight sessions, and $35 for each additional session. Single sessions also available for $40.
Children ages 8-14 will meet Thursdays from June 19 through Aug. 28. Morning sessions offered only. The cost is $450 for eight sessions. Single sessions are $65.
Barn staff and volunteers at Sande School of Horsemanship are trained to work with students of all abilities, including those with physical or intellectual disabilities.
To register, visit their website www.sandeschoolofhorsemanship.org, and click on the “Summer Camps” tab. Forms can be downloaded, filled out, and re-submitted by e-mail or U.S. postal mail. A non-refundable deposit is required for all participants to secure a spot.
In addition to summer camps, Sande School of Horsemanship also regularly offers other programs, such as Little Wranglers, Barn Buddy Youth Enrichment, and HorseShare, as well as therapeutic grooming, private riding lessons, and group horsemanship lessons.
Sande School of Horsemanship is located at 33836 Bennett Road in Warren. For more information, visit their website, www.sandeschoolofhorsemanship.org, e-mail email@example.com, or call 503-369-3008.
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Sample wines and delicious local fair during the Rain or Shine Wine Festival Sat, March 1.
The event, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., features a trolley tour through Scappoose and St. Helens, stopping at different businesses for various wine and food tastings. Pick-up is at Avenue 30 wine shop, 33480 Chinook Plaza, in Scappoose.
The final stop on the tour includes a “long happy hour” with food, drinks and live world class jazz music in 2Cs Vendor Mall.
Participating businesses include: Houlton Bakery, Alternations by Heather, Bertucci’s, Flowers 4 U & Antiques Too, Bella Maison, Miyako, Mo’s Art, Hook & Needle, 2Cs Vendor Mall, Treasures, Trinkets & Threads, Scandalous Hair Design and Dockside Steak & Pasta.
Tickets are $30 a person and can be purchased online by clicking here, or in person at Bertucci’s, 2017 Columbia Blvd., St.. Helens.
The event is sponsored by the City of St. Helens and Shedco.
RAINIER — Rainier is home to the Zoological Wildlife Conservation Center and Sloth Captive Husbandry Research Center.
According to their website, the center houses the largest population of long-term captive adult sloths in the world, and also conducts research on long-term care of captive wildlife populations, as well as preserving the genetic viability and sustainability of rare and endangered species.
A variety of animals are cared for at the center in addition to sloths, such as a wolf, a mongoose, a chacoan dwarf mara, a spider monkey, a ruffed lemur, a malaysian fishing cat, and several birds and snakes.
The center also extends educational opportunities to the public by inviting them to visit their facilities and interact — sometimes in person — with the animals. Tour packages and birthday party services are also available.
All visitations are by advance reservation only and are offered on a pre-determined schedule. For more information, visit the center’s website by clicking here, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. HELENS — Dinner, dancing, a silent auction and more will be featured Feb. 15 during the second annual Sweetheart Ball in Buccini Hall, 165 S. 14th St.
The event, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., is hosted by the St. Helens Arts and Cultural Commission. Highlights include vintage swing jazz music by the Jenny Finn Orchestra, ballroom dance performances by Josh and Emily McLaughlin, a vintage scotch tasting room, and sales of fine art, unique gifts, artisan chocolates and flowers. Dinner will be served by Blackbird Catering.
Tickets are $85 a person, or $680 for a table of eight (price reduced to $75 and $600 if purchased by Jan. 15), and can be purchased at St. Helens City Hall, the South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Helens Public Library, or online at Brown Paper Tickets (click here for link to site).
Proceeds from the event will benefit public arts
Russell will be at the salon from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, and also is available by appointment. In addition to custom herbal tea blends and Reiki healing, she also sells organic herbs, herbal dream pillows and Crystal Gemstone Jewelry.
3rd Aveneue Salon is at 33611 Columbia Ave. Details/appointments: 503-543-5840.