ST. HELENS – Live music, food vendors, informational booths and more will be featured tomorrow, Sept. 29, during the 14th Night on the River benefit at Columbia View Park in St. Helens.
The free event, from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., is a fundraiser for the St. Helens Community Foundation. There also will be a beer garden, and the city of St. Helens will hold a drawing for a $50 credit toward a resident’s utility bill. Visit their booth for details.
The remaining hours of the Columbia City Celebration are creeping in!
There is still time to browse the large selection of used books available for purchase at the Columbia City Library book sale, or to buy a raffle ticket for a handmade quilt, bid on silent auction items, or stock up on baked goods, plants and crafts made by local artisans.
The book sale is located under the covered play area at Columbia City School, 2000 Second St. The remaining activities are in Community Hall, 1850 Second St.
The event ends at 4 p.m. Photos of the quilt featured in the raffle, silent auction items, and other bits for sale, are published below. Proceeds benefit the Columbia City Library.
COLUMBIA CITY — The city of Columbia City will host its annual community celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Several activities are planned at various locations in the city. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Columbia City Library.
The schedule includes:
*Strawberry pancake breakfast: 8 to 10 a.m, Knapp Social Center, 1925 First St. $6 adults, $4.50 ages 10 and younger.
*Library book sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., covered playground at Columbia City School, 2000 Second St.
*Silent auction: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Hall, 1850 Second St.
There also will be a raffle drawing for a quilt at 2 p.m. (tickets are $1 each, or six for $5), and a bake/plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Caples House Museum at 1915 First St. will be open for tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information, call Cathy Lundberg at 503-366-8020, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A sampling of events offered in Columbia County during the month of September. More items will be added this week, so please return for updates!
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office volunteer orientation: 6-7 p.m. Wed, Sept. 5. Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, 901 Port Ave., St. Helens. Learn about volunteer opportunities; new and current volunteers welcome. Details: 503-366-4611, www.co.columbia.or.us/sheriff (click the VIPS link under “Get Involved”).
10th Annual Amani Center Luau & Auction: 4:30-9:30 p.m. Sat, Sept. 8. Columbia County Fairgrounds, 58892 Saulser Road, St. Helens. Catered dinner by Hawaiian Island Café, Hawaiian music, Polynesian dancers, fire dancers, silent and oral auctions; Hawaiian attire encouraged; adults only; $45 a person, tables $375-500. Details: 503-366-4005, www.amanicenter.org, email@example.com.
Author visit: 7 p.m. Thur, Sept. 13, St. Helens Public Library, 375 S. 18th St. Local author Ken Scholes will read from and discuss his latest works “Diving Mimes, Weeping Czars and Other Unusual Suspects”; free. Details: 503-397-4544, www.sthelens.plinkit.org.
Fall paper crafts: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18-Dec. 11. St. Helens Public Library, 375 S. 18th St. A scrapbooking class with Stampin’ Up demonstrator, Angie McNulty; class themes are “birthday”, “Halloween”, “Christmas”, and “thank-you”; adults only; advance registration required. Details: 503-397-4544, www.sthelens.plinkit.org.
St. Helens Public Library storytimes: Baby Lapsit, 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 11, 18, 25; ages six-months to two years. Toddler Storytime, 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26; ages 2-3. Preschool Storyime, 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 13, 20, 27; ages 4-5. Free. 375 S. 18th St. Details: 503-397-4544, www.sthelens.plinkit.org.
Scappose Public Library storytime: Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Ages five and younger; craft time or other activity will follow; free. 52469 S.E. Second St. Details: 503-543-7123, www.scappooselibrary.org.
Scappoose Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through September. On Southeast Second Street, behind Scappoose City Hall, next to Heritage Park. Details: 503-543-3469, www.scappoosefarmermarket.com.
The Touch the Heart of A Child Auction & Benefit is an annual fundraiser for Sacagawea Health Center, and it is also one of the most fun events you can attend in St. Helens. Members of the Oregon Potters Association and many other local artists donate beautiful works of art for the auction. Local caterer Blackbird Catering provides a fabulous meal for attendees, and local auctioneer Mark Kuhn runs a lively and entertaining auction.
Sacagawea Health Center is like having a doctor’s office at school. The health center provides quality primary and mental health care to St. Helens School District students who need it, whether they are insured or not. The health center’s existence benefits many students who may not otherwise get the medical attention they need.
The health center was founded in 2000 by St. Helens School District Nurse Robin Loper, and provides a variety of services including immunizations, sports physicals, and treatment of respiratory problems, rashes, or other illnesses. The health center is staffed by a Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatrics and family care, a mental health professional and a certified medical assistant.
The 4th Annual Amani Center Race Against Child Abuse will start and finish at scenic Columbia View Park, taking participants through historic downtown St. Helens, Oregon, Saturday May 5th.
This year’s event include a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile walk as well as the newly added 10k course, which will take participants briefly through the wooded trails of McCormick Park. In addition, this 4th annual race will offer professional chip timing by Uberthons.
Prices through 4/9/12:
•10k ~ $40
•5k ~ $30
•1 mile ~ $15
•10k ~ $45
•5k ~ $35
•1 mile ~ $20
Day of Race (5/5/12):
•10k ~ $50
•5k ~ $40
•1 mile ~ $25
The Amani Center was established in 2000 in St. Helens as a community-based center to come alongside alleged child victims of abuse and neglect, offering access to evaluation, counseling and support services in a child-friendly setting. The Amani Center is a non-profit organization that hosts a small number of fundraisers each year to gather donations, support and awareness.
In addition to being a participant in this event, the Amani Center also has sponsorship opportunities available.