Nehalem Elementary School Partnership

Our backpack project last summer was so successful that only a few backpacks are needed this year. The family resource counselor at Nehalem Elementary School, Linda, let me know that 15 backpacks should be sufficient this year. She suggested that we focus on smaller backpacks this year. She still has a good supply of larger packs.  The tricky part  is finding a backpack large enough to hold the weekly supply of food yet small enough to fit little shoulders and slight bodies.  LL Bean has a good assortment of sizes and designs to choose from.  We will continue the plan to avoid cartoon and super hero characters.

If you would like to be part of this outreach mission, please help us get 15 sturdy backpacks rounded up for the school children. The packs last year were wonderful and held up  throughout the school year.

There is one more request from the school. They need a constant new supply of used plastic grocery bags! The bags are used as outer bags for the food we pack into the backpacks, bags for wet swimsuits and towels, rain soaked clothes and any number of other uses.

Linda will be very pleased to have a hefty supply of used intact bags on hand.

There will be a separate basket in the narthex on Sunday, July 9 for the backpacks and one to collect the plastic bags. It will be a geat feeling to gather those plastic bags knowing they will really be put to good use.

Tnank you for your support.
Beverly Goertzen
Nehalem Elementary School Partnership Coordinator

Outdoor Labyrinth Ready for Walking

St. Catherines now has a painted-on labyrinth on the lawn! Go give it a try. Cathy, Steve, and I collaborated on it today, and it is the about 28″, so roughly the size our permanent labyrinth will be. It gives us a good feel for the space. I will repaint the lines every now and then, and we’ll see how long it lasts.


Tricia Gates Brown
Labyrinth Guild

You Are Invited to a Birthday Party!

Neil’s 70th. Birthday
Open House
Saturday, July 22 at 4 PM
12590 Hugo St., Nehalem

Neil Mibus and Audene Jay are having a party to celebrate. Bring a Side-dish potluck. Music jam, drumming, if you play, bring your instruments and drums!

Classical Guitar Concert

July 16 at 4 PM, William Jenks will present a concert at St Catherine’s. $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and students.

Portland Classic Guitar is proud to present the final concert of its 2016-17 season on Sunday, July 16th at 4:00 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Nehalem on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Portland’s own William Jenks (who is also PCG’s Artistic Director), Chilean guitarist Alberto Cumplido, and Cuban guitarist (currently based in the Dominican Republic) Ruben Gonzalez will share the bill and this family-friendly concert will also include a special performance by the Marylhurst University Guitar Ensemble, directed by Willam Jenks.

This is a rare opportunity to hear three internationally renowned guitar masters in a single concert. Jenks is both a performer and an advocate for the art of guitar, through his much loved concert series, his teaching, and his high-end guitar shop. He also serves on the music faculty at Marylhurst University. Gonzalez, who has studied with Leo Brouwer (among others), won an impressive number of prestigious guitar competitions, and is an in-demand teacher and performer in the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Argentina. Cumplido is both a guitarist and a composer; he has experimented with electronic music; composed for dance, film, and theater; and explored the intersection of music and the spoken word.

The program will include the compositions of George Frederic Handel – specifically, his Harp Concerto Grosso, featuring Jenks on the first guitar part and David Tutmark on the second—Maurice Ravel, Manuel de Falla, and Isaac Albeniz. Cumplido will present the music of J.S. Bach and Heitor Villa-Lobos, as well as his own compositions. Gonzalez will explore the works of Kevin Seddiki, R. Sainz de la Maza, Leo Brouwer, Roland Dyens, and others.