’13 Nights on the River’ rocks summer in St. Helens

Classic rock band Pause 456 will headline "13 Nights on the River" June 20 in Columbia View Park. Photo courtesy of Pause 456.
Classic rock band Pause 456 will headline “13 Nights on the River” June 20 in Columbia View Park.
Photo courtesy of Pause 456.

Updated 1:59 p.m., 6/21/2013:  According to a weekly e-mail from the South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, additional acts are schedule to perform July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. The lineup includes: 11 a.m., OPAS Dance; 12:15 p.m., belly dancers; 1 p.m., Summer Januaries; 2:45 p.m., Midnight Serenaders; 5:15 p.m., Workin’ For the Weekend. The regular scheduled performer, The Sweetwater Band, will play at  8 p.m.

ST. HELENS — The classic rock band Pause 456 will headline “13 Nights on the River” on Thursday, June 20, in Columbia View Park, next to the Historic Columbia County Courthouse, in Olde Towne St. Helens.

The weekly music festival, sponsored by the St. Helens Community Foundation and Ye Ol’ Grog Distillery, is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays through Aug. 29.

Future acts include:

June 27: Jackstraw; bluegrass.

July 4: The Sweetwater Band; country/rock.

July 11: The Get Ahead;  R&B, soul, jazz, and rock and roll.

July 18: The New Iberians; Blues and Zydeco.

July 25: Michael Allen Harrison; classical contemporary pianist.

Aug. 1: Hit Machine; hits from various eras; and Count the Ants; rock.

Aug. 8: Sweet Baby James; blues/jazz.

Aug. 15: Lulu LaFever and the Hot Tamales; pop jazz, blues.

Aug. 22: The Steve Hale Trio; blue-eyed-soul-americana.

Aug. 29: Jujuba; Nigerian-style afro-beat.

Details: visit www.13nightsontheriver.com, or e-mail Christina Sullivan, christina.13nights@gmail.com.


‘Jail and Bail’ veterans benefit June 19

ST. HELENS — Community Action Team will host a “Jail and Bail” benefit on June 19 in the Safeway parking lot on the corner of Highway 30 and Gable Road.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., features a mock jailhouse and presiding judge who will sentence participants to “do time” until a friend or family member can raise bail money for their release. Jailbirds will have their mug shots taken, and be served a fine “bread and water” meal during their incarceration.

Transportation to the “Jail and Bail” is available within a 15-mile radius of the event, or participants may arrange for their own “arrest”.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the 2nd Annual Columbia County Veterans Stand Down. Details: Pam Daniel, 503-366-6591, or pdaniel@cat-team.org.

To view a brochure for the event, click here.


Annual St. Helens Kiwanis parade on Saturday

Courtesy of St. Helens Kiwanis/2012
Courtesy of St. Helens Kiwanis/2012

ST. HELENS — The St. Helens Kiwanis Club will present their annual community parade along Columbia Boulevard on Sat, June 15.

The parade will start at noon in front of Emmert Motors, and end on St. Helens Street in Olde Towne. The full parade route can be seen by clicking here.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Roll On Columbia, Roll On”. Parade participants need to register in front of Emmert Motors from 9 to 11 a.m.; judging of entries begins at 11 a.m.

Details: Keith Locke, 503-369-0575, or sthelenskiwanis@gmail.com.

 

 


Signs of a new season

A good indicator that fall is just around the bend in Columbia County is waking up to chilly, damp temperatures in the mornings and discovering magnificently constructed spider webs draped over much of your landscaping:

 

And these falling from your oak trees, making crunchy noises under your feet as you cross the lawn:

 

We have a forecasted high in Columbia County today of 86°F. Evening temperature will drop to around 51°F. Summer is slowly making an exit. Enjoy every last second of it!