COMMUNITY CALENDAR

December 7

37th Annual Merchants' Toy N Joy Auction at Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavillion. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Silent auction from 4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Dinner from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at crfr.com/merchants-toy-n-joy-and-holiday-hope.html as well as Columbia River Fire & Rescue admin office, 270 Columbia Blvd, St. Helens. All proceeds benefit the Toy N Joy & Holiday Hope Programs.

Christmas Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. at ARK Real Estate Inc., 200 E. Columbia River Hwy. Come by for coffee, hot cocoa and cookies. The Clatskanie High School Choir will be there to show off their singing talents.

December 7 & 8

Beaver Homes Grange #518 is playing host to Santa's North Pole from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 31105 Beaver Homes Rd., Rainier. For kids of all ages. Come explore the entire North Pole including reindeer stables, Christmas tree farm, Santa's Workshop and meet Santa. Mrs. Claus will have her North Pole Kitchen downstairs with her famous hot cocoa and cookie combo. There will also be "workshop-made" gifts and trinkets for sale in the Head-Elf's Evergreen Gift shop and Bazaar. Prices are $4 for adults and $2 for children ages six-10.

December 8

Rainier Chamber of Commerce presents Rainier's annual Christmas tree lighting at City Hall, 106 W B Street, Rainier. Come by for raffle prizes, cookies, cocoa and coffee. Free pictures with Santa, who arrives at 5 p.m.

December 12

The CMHS Drama Department presents Elf the Musical Jr. at 7 p.m. at Clatskanie Middle/High School.

Lower Columbia Genealogy Meeting will be held 7 p.m. at Somerset Retirement Home, 2015 Tibbetts Dr., Longview, Washington.

December 14

The CMHS Drama Department presents Elf the Musical Jr. at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Clatskanie Middle/High School.

The Spirit of Christmas in Vernonia from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Join us for a full day of family friendly events beginning with the Ugly Sweater Run and ending with the lighted parade and tree lighting. There is no cost to attend this community wide event.

December 14 & 15

Beaver Homes Grange #518 is playing host to Santa's North Pole from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 31105 Beaver Homes Rd., Rainier. For kids of all ages. Come explore the entire North Pole including reindeer stables, Christmas tree farm, Santa's Workshop and meet Santa. Mrs. Claus will have her North Pole Kitchen downstairs with her famous hot cocoa and cookie combo. There will also be "workshop-made" gifts and trinkets for sale in the Head-Elf's Evergreen Gift shop and Bazaar. Prices are $4 for adults and $2 for children ages six-10.

December 15

Friends of the Rainier Pool invite you to Swim with Santa from 10 a.m. – 6p.m. at 28268 Old Rainier Rd. All day swim pass, cocoa, cookie and popcorn, and photo with Santa to take home for $15 or swim all day for $5. There will also be a Craft Fair for some last-minute shopping!

America’s Sweethearts (Holiday Show) from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Clatskanie Cultural Center. Tickets available at www.clatskaniearts.org

2020

March 13

Columbia County Job Fair from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Columbia River Four Square Church, 555 Commons Dr., St. Helens, Oregon.

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