Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Keep those summer brains SHARP!  has some great summer worksheets, coloring sheets, and activities to keep kids busy, entertained (Shhh....), and learning.

Woo Jr Summer Worksheets

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tips for Reading to Active Kids

Never Never Land playground in Tacoma, WA
destryoed by vandals. 2009
A Mom with a Lesson Plan recently posted a great blog about how to read to active kids.

There are some great tips there to get your wild ones interested and listening to the books you are trying to mark on their summer reading logs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Reading Programs!!

Summer Reading Theme is "Dream Big, READ!"

Clackamas County Summer Reading

Multnomah County Summer Reading

Washington County Summer Reading

Summer Reading programs are a great way to keep your kids busy and encourage the love of reading.  Plus, get some great prizes along the way!
Basically, go to your local library and sign up.  Each county does things a little differently, but most will give you a reading journal or game board to keep track of your kids reading.  Some give prize everytime you come into the library, others give prizes when the card is filled to a certain point.  Prizes vary from t-shirts, Oaks Park coupons, Rides at the Fair, and more.
Reading journals can be filled by reading, being read to, or  listening to books on cd.

Four Great Summer Reads for 9-12 Year Olds from

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Summer Fun Guide is Here!!!

I have updated the Summer Fun Guide, and I will keep updating it with new things throughout the summer!

It is amazing how many free movies under the stars that you can see this year!

Add a comment about your favorite summer fun activity!

The page includes...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Free Learn To Swim Week SIGN UP June 16th!!!

A special session sponsored by PP&R – 5 days of free swim lessons!
Walk-In Registration Only! Saturday, June 16, 8:00-11:30 AM at any PP&R swim pool.  Get there early, these do fill up!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fwd: Happy Goonies Day!

I've been to the Goonies fest before!  Lots of fun!

goonies screenshot map
Goonies Astoria Logo
Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Goonies Day: June 7-10, 2012 

As a part of the Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration, Mayor Willis Van Dusen declared June 7 to be officially recognized as Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon. This date is special to Astorians because it is the anniversary of the day the film was released into theaters in 1985. The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber encourages fans to celebrate the anniversary.  So whether you are in Astoria or on the other side of the world, embrace the spirit of the film: put on a Goonies T-shirt, slip a quote from the film into conversation or watch the film with someone who hasn't seen it before.

Visit our Goonies Day page at or our Facebook Event for more details and updates. 

"Rich Stuff" Trivia Scavenger Hunt  
Fans that are here in Astoria join us on a fun, trivia-filled scavenger hunt in a tribute to the film we all love, The Goonies! Pick up the flyer from the Chamber's Visitor Center, participating businesses or download it now and you will find clues to several Goonies-loving businesses and organizations in Astoria. Visit them to get the answers to the trivia questions and learn more about the Astoria community along the way.

The first 150 participants to return a completed answer sheet will receive a special Goonies Day button and all participants will receive a 25th Anniversary coin and postcard. This activity is organized by the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and made possible by the participating businesses. Redeem your completed (or nearly complete) answer sheet for prizes at the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (111 W Marine Dr) or Video Horizons (750 Astor St.) from June 7-10, 2012.

Three Weeks with the Goonies  
As an aspiring film director, author and native Astorian Mick Alderman was invited by director Richard Donner to observe the filming, and wound up spending nearly every day on the set.  His memoir, Three Weeks with The Goonies, takes the reader through The Goonies location shooting process - day by day - and relates a variety of anecdotes and impressions gleaned from the experience. 

The Oregon Film Museum has invited Alderman to present his book in person. He will be chatting about his experiences and signing books on Saturday, June 9, at 8:00pm at the Baked Alaska Restaurant. Open mic to follow for others who want to share their experiences.  Program is free; food and beverage service available. 

The Oregon Film Museum   Goonies replica jeep back at the Film Museum.

The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon. Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, known to Goonies fans as the scene of the opening jail break, the museum invites visitors to explore this and other films and the production behind making movies in Oregon.  The Oregon Film Museum provides visitors the opportunity to make their own movie, with three green screen experiences. Open Daily from 10am to 5pm.

BizList Thank you, Participating Businesses!  
Astoria Business Equipment Co./ABECO
(503) 325-6152
1332 Commercial St., Astoria  
Astoria Coffeehouse & Bistro
(503) 325-1787
243 11th St., Astoria
Astoria Column
(503) 325-2963
One Coxcomb Hill, Astoria
Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce
(503) 325-6311
111 W. Marine Dr., Astoria
Baked Alaska Restaurant & Lounge
(503) 325-7414
1 Twelfth St., Astoria
Columbia River Maritime Museum
(503) 325-2323
1792 Marine Dr., Astoria 

Desdemona Club  
(503) 325-8540
2997 Marine Dr., Astoria
Finn Ware
(503) 325-5720
1116 Commercial St., Astoria
Flavel House Museum
(503) 325-2203
714 Exchange St., Astoria
Fort George Brewery
(503) 325-7468
1483 Duane St., Astoria
Loop Jacobsen Jewelers  
(503) 325-6181
1360 Commercial St., Astoria
Lower Columbia Bowl
(503) 325-3321
826 Marine Dr., Astoria
Lunar Boy Gallery
(503) 325-1566
240 11th St., Astoria 
Mise en Place
(503) 325-3554
1 Twelfth St., Ste 114, Astoria
Oregon Film Museum
(503) 325-2203
732 Duane St., Astoria
Simply Cakes by Jae
(503) 325-4866
120 10th St., Astoria
Video Horizons
(503) 325-7310
750 Astor St., Astoria
Vintage Hardware
(503) 325-1313
380 14th St., Astoria
Wet Dog Cafe / Astoria Brewing Co.
(503) 325-6975
144 11th St., Astoria  
In This Email
Trivia Scavenger Hunt
Three Weeks with the Goonies
Oregon Film Museum
Participating Businesses
Schedule of Events
Save the Date!

Show us how you celebrate Goonies Day!
Send a photo to or post it on our Facebook event page.

Schedule of Events
Here is a quick list of Goonies-related and other activities happening
June 7-10:

Thursday, June 7:
Science on Tap
(a program of theColumbia River Maritime Museum) at the Fort George Brewery, doors at 6pm, program at 7pm. Topic: "A Sea of Beer and the Industrial Revolution" A discussion about beer through the eyes of a 19th century sailor. Program is free; food and beverage service available.

Friday, June 8: 
Trivia Night at the
Baked Alaska Lounge, 7pm. Trivia will be themed for the occassion. $2 per person, per game. 

Cosmic Bowling at the
Lower Columbia Bowling Alley (as seen in the Goonies) 9:30 to Midnight. $12 per person, includes shoes and 2.5 hours of bowling. And 80's tunes! 
Open daily at Noon.

Saturday, June 9: 
2nd Saturday Art Walk
inDowntown Astoria, 6-8pm

Three Weeks with the Goonies - Author
Mick Alderman will speak about being on location in Astoria during the shoot, sign books and answer questions. This event is at 8pm at Baked Alaska

Goonies/80s Dance Party atThe Wet Dog, 10pm. No cover charge. 21 and over. Wear your 80s gear!

Cosmic Bowling at the
Lower Columbia Bowling Alley (as seen in the Goonies) 9:30 to Midnight. $12 per person, includes shoes and 2.5 hours of bowling. And 80s tunes! Open daily at Noon.

Sunday, June 10: 
in downtown Astoria on 12th Street, 10am-3pm 

Live Music: Sassparilla plays Punk Americana at
Fort George Brewery; 8pm. No cover.

Save the Date! 
Friday, June 7, 2013

Saturday, June 7, 2014

30th Anniversary Celebration:
Friday to Sunday,
June 5-7, 2015

Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce
Regina Willkie, Marketing Manager | (503) 325-6311
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Friday, June 1, 2012

FREE dinner & desert tonight!

Free Orange Chicken after 9pm at Panda Express  - June 1

Today - June 1 - is National Doughnut Day!  Get a free doughnut of any kind at Krispy Kreme!!

Yum, havin' a good dinner tonight!!