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.
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.
ST. HELENS — A silent auction benefitting Angie Van Ortwick will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat, Nov. 30., at Sacagawea Health Center, 1060 Eisenschmidt Way.
Van Ortwick, who is from St. Helens, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in June. She is a single mother of three children – two boys ages 18 and 15, and an 11-month-old girl.
She has two major surgeries planned for early December that will prevent her from returning to work as a nursing home dietary manager for several months.
The silent auction will feature various gift baskets and gift certificates from local businesses, as well as other items. Hors d’oeuvres will be served by Blackbird Catering. Proceeds from the event will go towards Van Ortwick’s living expenses after surgery. Coordinators hope to raise at least $3,500.
Cash donations for Van Ortwick also can be made at any branch of St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union, under the account: “Help for Angie”. A Give Forward account also has been set-up, which can be accessed by clicking here.
Details: Tracy Oliver, 503-369-0304, or Kevin Walding/George Schmitz, 503-397-3717.
ST. HELENS — Work-off some of those holiday treats with a Reindeer Run in St. Helens on Dec. 7.
The fourth annual event is a benefit for Merchants Toy-n-Joy, Columbia Pacific Food Bank, and the St. Helens Police Department reserve officer training program. Races are run/walk and include a 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Awards offered to top three finishers in each age and gender category. Participants get a free race T-shirt and special holiday gift at the finish line. Half marathon finishers receive medals.
Stay warm before and after race time in Columbia River Foursquare Church, 555 Commons Drive, St. Helens. Free massages offered to race participants. Registration required. Volunteers for event also needed.
Details: Shelly McCausland, 503-396-0357, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARREN — Sande School of Horsemanship will host their Boot Scootin’ Benefit on Sat, Oct. 5, to raise money for scholarship programs for low-income and disabled students, and to launch a mentorship program that will support at-risk youth in community.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction at Sande Performance Horses at 33836 Bennet Road, Warren. A formal program and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m., along with line dancing lessons at 7:30 p.m., and a barn fire and dance at 8 p.m.
Live music will be performed by country artist Stevi Marie and Jackson Road. Line dancing lessons will be given by instructor Rockin’ Rhonda. Western attire is encouraged.
Tickets are $35 a person. Children ages 10 and younger are $25; ages 2 and younger are free. A kids-only horse shoe tournament also will be offered during cocktail hour.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. For online ticket sales, visit the Boot Scootin’ Benefit page at www.sandeschoolofhorsemanship.org, or call Kassi Euwer, 503-369-3008, or e-mail email@example.com.
Sande School of Horsemanship is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
SCAPPOOSE — Bart Hafeman and friends will perform during the “Raise the Roof” benefit concert tonight in the gazebo at Heritage Park.
The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Scappoose Historical Society, will be from 5-8 p.m. There will be food vendors and merchant booths, as well as a beer garden hosted by the St. Helens Elk’s Lodge. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. No outside alcohol is allowed.
The purpose of the event is to raise money to replace the roof on the historic Watts House Pioneer Museum. Admission is free; however, donations for the project will be accepted.
Information: click here, or call 503-961-5621, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. HELENS — Hundreds of people from Columbia County are showing their support of those affected by cancer during the annual Relay for Life event at St. Helens High School.
This year’s event began at 10 a.m. Saturday and will continue through 10 a.m. this morning.
Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. According to the organization’s Web site, so far this year 389 participants from 27 teams in our community have raised $75,462 for cancer research and outreach and educational programs.
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 email@example.com.
ST. HELENS — A benefit car show and pin-up girl contest will be on Sat, May 18, at St. Helens High School, 2375 Gable Road.
The event, hosted by St. Helens High School student Madi Karol-Chik as part of her senior project, will feature vintage car displays, live music, vendors, and contests with prizes. The St. Helens car club Pan Draggers Customs also will have members’ cars on display.
The car show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the front parking lot. The entry fee is $5 a car (same rate applies to vendors). Proceeds benefit a trip to the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Ore., for the high school’s marine biology students.
The pin-up girl contest will be held concurrently with the car show. Contestants will be judged on hairstyle, outfit, stage presence, overall presentation and crowd appeal. There is no fee to enter.
Doors open at 5 p.m. The event, which will have an “Arabian Nights” theme, offers appetizers, a hosted bar, dinner, desserts, and a silent and oral auction. Tickets are $45 a person and can be purchased at the St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union, 1720 St. Helens St., or the Sacagawea Health Center, 1060 Eisenschmidt Lane.
The fairgrounds are at 58892 Saulser Road. For more information, call Nicole Lawrence at 503-366-7696.