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Dugan's Run fun for all ages

By Eric Noble
Published: 02/07/19 Topics: Comments:

For over 30 years, Dugan's Run has been promoting youth sports, family participation and community involvement. This year's annual event is Sunday, March 24.

The run features part of its course on the beach for the 5K and 10K routes!

In addition to a great time for family and friends, excess proceeds also go to support a local nonprofit each year.

  • The Kids Dash age groups are for ages 3 & under, ages 4 & 5, ages 6 & 7, and ages 8 & 9, beginning at 10 am.
  • The One Miler is 12 & under and begins at the conclusion of the Kids Dash.
  • The 5K & 10K follow at the conclusion of the One Miler.
  • The awards ceremony will start at noon. Place winners are awarded for each age group (male and female) for the Kids Dash, One Miler, 5K, and 10K.

    Everyone entered in an event is eligible for one of dozens of prizes to be given away at the awards ceremony.

    Excess proceeds will be donated to Grays Harbor Volunteer Search and Rescue http://ghvsar.org/

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    Author: Eric Noble, Dugan's Pizza
    Blog #: 0638 – 02/07/19

    Chocolate Sundaes on Sunday is open to you

    By Lee Marriott
    Published: 02/04/19 Topics: Comments:

    Chocolate on the Beach Festival offers 13 miles of chocolate! Find vendors Saturday and Sunday at Pacific Beach Elementary School. Up and down SR-109, you'll find all kinds of chocolate delight.

    Returning to the schedule is an annual Sunday favorite. Chocolate Sundaes on Sunday is a sweet treat hosted by St. John's Chapel by the Sea. Create your own sundae with ice cream and toppings provided for you.

    This FREE event follows 10:30 am worship and is open to everyone. You'll find all kinds of toppings and ice cream. Pile it up in your bowl and choose how much chocolate to add and enhance.

    For the first time, this event will benefit the Barbara Topete Memorial Benevolence Fund. As a charter member, Barbara Topete (matriarch of Ocean Crest Resort) saw the need in the community through this fund which is designed to help those in emergency need in the North Beach. Whether it's a fire, accident, medical emergency, this fund gives back to those who have emergency circumstance thrust upon them.

    This is a FREE event. Any financial donations benefit this fund.

    St. John's Chapel by the Sea Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is at 4612 SR 109, border of Moclips and Pacific Beach.

    For more information, please call 360.276.4183.

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    Author: Lee Marriott, St. John's Chapel by the Sea PCUSA
    Blog #: 0637 – 02/04/19

    Chocolate on the Beach Festival Celebrates its 12th Year

    By Stephanie Allestad
    Published: 01/25/19 Topics: Comments:

    Our small coastal community of Pacific Beach has been the home of the Chocolate on the Beach Festival for over eleven years now. In 2008, it started out as a small fundraiser for The Museum of the North Beach. In 2012 we became our own entity that has now grown into a HUGE event for the sister communities of Moclips, Aloha, Copalis Crossing, Seabrook, Copalis Beach and Ocean City and is now a four day event and over 13 miles long!

    The Chocolate on the Beach Festival supports organizations and groups in the North Beach area with grants and donations for historical, educational and community projects. This year, $6,000.00 in grant funds and auction baskets were given, making a grand total of over $41,000 donated back to our community since we became our own entity seven years ago!

    This is a fun, family festival offering something for every chocolate lover! There are chocolate vendors, artists, and crafters. You can attend a cooking class or enter your favorite recipe in the recipe contest. How about entering a chocolate eating contest? You can do all this and so much more. Attendees will find chocolate that is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, organic, fair trade, and even chocolate-themed crafts!

    Become a fan on Facebook by navigating to: https://www.facebook.com/ChocolateontheBeachFestival. There you’ll be able to chat with The Chocolate Lady, get recipes, and keep up to date on all things Chocolate Festival.

    Adult Admission Only $5

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    Author: Stephanie Allestad, Chocolate on the Beach Festival
    Blog #: 0636 – 01/25/19

    Get Rockin' at the ABC3 Festival 2019

    By Galway Bay
    Published: 01/17/19 Topics: Comments:

    The first weekend in February, 2019, Galway Bay Irish Pub, Restaurant, & Gifts takes its celebration of Irish Music in a new direction to explore the Irish influence in Appalachian, Bluegrass, Cowboy, Country, and Cavalry music.

    Galway Bay Irish Pub, Restaurant, & Gifts is proud to present its Appalachian, Bluegrass, Cowboy, Country, and Cavalry Music Festival (known as ABC3). The festival is Friday-Sunday, February 1-3.

    This festival will highlight a diverse mix of Appalachian, Bluegrass, Cowboy, Country, and Cavalry artists during this 3-day event, taking place exclusively at Galway Bay Irish Pub, Restaurant, & Gifts and 8th Street Ale House.

    The artist lineup headliners include Sea Star, the Olson Brothers Band, Caleb & Walter, and Carter Junction. Come on down and join us for a great time and great music! This festival is for anyone 21 or older. We hope to see you there!

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    Author: Galway Bay
    Blog #: 0635 – 01/17/19

    Gore at the Shore Returns To Ocean Shores

    By Sherrie Vineyard
    Published: 01/14/19 Topics: Comments:

    Join Urban Unglued at Ocean Shores. The 2nd Annual Urban Unglued: Gore at the Shore Dark Market will be happening Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and 20 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center! It's 10 am-5 pm both days with free admission.

    The festival will bring gothic, dark, monster themed items, costumes, horror and more to the beach. You're encouraged to spend a day or make it a weekend at the ocean.

    Urban Unglued Dark Markets is a collective of Dark Artists, Crafters, Writers and Designers specializing in the dark and creepy, the macabre and spooky and the mystical and magical. These markets feature all that is handmade and a bit different from your grandmother's craft fairs.

    A non-perishable food drive will benefit the Ocean Shores Food Bank. Gore at the Shore sponsor, Ocean Pours Taproom has beers on tap in support. Check out the special charity taps at 759 Ocean Shores Blvd NW. The taproom is open noon-11 pm, Saturday and 1-9 pm, Sunday.

    Also, plan for more Urban Unglued exotic gear vendor show at the Convention Center Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12.

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    Author: Sherrie Vineyard, Urban Unglued Dark Markets
    Blog #: 0633 – 01/14/19
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