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.
Kids, grab your baskets! Easter egg hunts will be offered at the following locaitons in Columbia County on Saturday, April 19:
Clatskanie Middle School: 10 a.m.; school playing fields, 471 S.W. Bel Air Drive; sponsored by Clatskanie Kiwanis; free.
Grant Watts Elementary: 10 a.m., school playground, 5200 S.E. 3rd Place; for children 12 and younger; thousands of plastic Easter eggs filled with candy and toys will be hidden; sponsored by Scappoose Kiwanis; free.
Columbia County Fairgrounds: mEGGa egg hunt; 11 a.m. (gates open at 9:30 a.m.); 58892 Saulser Road; for ages 12 and younger, and special needs children 15 and younger; other highlights include a petting zoo, face-painting, horse rides, archery and robotics demonstrations and more; free; CC Rider will offer shuttle bus rides from St. Helens High School to the fairgrounds.
Riverfront Park: 10 a.m.; on B Street; sponsored by the Rainier Eagles; free.
Hawkins Park: 10 a.m.; end of Park Drive, off Bridge Street; sponsored by Vernonia Community PTA; free.
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.
It’s not often we get blasted with copious amounts of snow here in Columbia County. Maybe every few years or so, if we’re lucky (or not, depending on your feelings about the white stuff). But, when we do, we really know how to make the best of it. The following gallery is a collection of images submitted by readers of Beyond the Burbs, and others we begged to share their experiences with us through photography. Enjoy the snow, stay warm, and be safe!
*UPDATED Sat, Feb. 8, 2014
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.
‘Santa Paws’ pictures with pets
SCAPPOOSE — Have your pet’s photo taken with “Santa Paws” at All About Pets, 52587 Columbia River Highway.
The annual event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat, Nov. 30, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun, Dec. 1. Photos taken by Jeff Baker Photography.
Details: 503-543-5740, or visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
Vendors sought for school bazaar
ST. HELENS — The McBride Elementary Parent Teacher Organization seeks vendors for their bazaar on Sat, Dec. 7.
The event is a fundraiser for the PTO. Space is $20 a person, plus $5 if a table is needed. Proceeds go toward the purchase of new playground equipment for the school.
Free photos with Santa, bake sale fundraiser
ST. HELENS — Richardson’s Furniture at 2015 Columbia Blvd. will offer free pictures with Santa from noon to 4 p.m. Sat, Dec. 14.
The annual event is offered alongside a holiday bake sale that benefits Relay for Life. Richardson’s will provide a photos service, however, visitors also are welcome to bring their own cameras to use.
Details: 503-397-1329, or visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
Kiwanis collecting food for families in need
ST. HELENS — The Saint Helens Kiwanis Club has placed food collection barrels at various locations around town for use in their Holiday Hope baskets.
People can drop off non-perishable food items at Chubb’s Shell, Columbia River Fire and Rescue administration office, Habitat for Humanity Restore, IGA/Red Apple, Les Schwab Tire Center, Oregon Trail Lanes, Port of St. Helens administration office, Richardson’s Furniture, Safeway, Skinny’s Texaco, South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, and Sunshine Pizza.
Details: visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
It’s autumn in Oregon. The rain has returned, as has anyones chances for being completely dry again until May. This afternoon the sun had a few successful attempts at breaking through the cloud cover, almost as if it were bidding the folks of Columbia County a pleasant farewell until spring.
Daylight savings time begins at midnight, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you got to bed. It’s also a good time to test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and load them up with fresh batteries if needed. For those of you who host holiday feasts, use the start of fall as an opportunity to go through cooking and baking supplies stored in cupboards and pantries all year to make sure they haven’t expired.
The goal this winter for Beyond the Burbs is to publish as many holiday events as possible offered through December. If you know of any holiday happenings in Columbia County that would be of interest to our community, please feel free to contact us about them.
Beyond the Burbs also has subscribed to receive alerts from several public service agencies so we can efficiently keep our readers updated on school closures, and traffic and weather alerts, as we begin to experience more wintery forecasts. Most of these alerts will be published on our Facebook page. If you haven’t liked us yet, please come find us!
Finally, thank you to all of our readers. We enjoy doing this for you!
The fundraiser will be held in conjunction with high school’s homecoming game, which begins at 7 p.m., and both businesses will donate a percentage of their sales during the event to benefit 2014 graduation festivities.
Local musician Bart Hafeman also will play an acoustic set at the Varsity Grill and Bar from 4 to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, and baristas from Dutch Bros. Coffee will be at the football game selling their beverages.
Varsity Grill and Bar is located at 52001 Columbia River Hwy., and Dutch Bros. Coffee is at 33503 S.W. Chinook Plaza.