Events

Date/Time Event
06/01/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Annual Meeting 2018
Clatsop Community College, Astoria OR

SAVE THE DATE!

ENCORE annual meeting will be on Friday, June 1, 2 – 4 pm.

More details to come!

02/26/2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ENCORE Board Meeting February 26, 11 am
Astoria Senior Center, Astoria Oregon

The ENCORE Board meets at the Astoria Senior Center on the fourth Monday of most months, 11 am in the billiards room.  All members welcome to attend.

02/22/2018
All Day
Ravis Henry, NAVAJO; February 22, 2018, 1:30 and 7 pm

Mr. Henry’s appearance at ENCORE is part of Erhard Gross’s course on “The Other Slavery.”

Although Ravis Henry is representing the residents of Canyon de Chelly during his visit here, he is also a park ranger at Canyon de Chelly.  Read about Mr. Henry at parkleaders.com/ravis-henry.

First presentation 1:30 to 3:30 PM at Fort Clatsop Visitor Center Netul River Room.

Mr. Henry will focus on Navajo history of the Navajo Long Walk. He’ll begin with a brief oral story about the Navajo people, and then he’ll dive right into history beginning with the Spanish arrival to the Southwest. This will cover the Spanish influence on Navajo culture such as the adaptation of horses and sheep; and he’ll also talk about the push of Christianity onto American Indians and the taking of women and children, forcing them to become slaves. This will then lead to the 1800s, where Mexican raids are brought to the forefront and the conflict that arose in the southwest between the Mexicans, Navajo, Utes, Apaches, Pueblos, Comanches and the Americans. The second half of the lecture will be about the forced removal of the Navajo people to “the place of suffering,” known as the Long Walk to Bosque Redondo. At the very end, he’ll share how his family came to be and how resilient his people are today.

Admission to Fort Clatsop for the above program is free.

After the first presentation, those who wish to join us will go to the Baked Alaska Restaurant
at No.1- 12th St on Pier 12 in Astoria. We have reserved a private room just beyond the bar for a social hour and dinner before adjourning to the 7pm talk.
  • 4-5pm. Social hour with opportunity to meet Ravis, enjoy a beverage,  and peruse the menu.
  • 5pm: Seating for dinner. Each person/couple will order from the menu and will pay separately.  Menu items range from $10 – $28.
  • 6:30pm. Adjourn and walk/drive 4 blocks to the Boyington Building at 9th and Commercial. There is ample parking at the restaurant and on the street.

If you would like to come to dinner and have the opportunity to talk to Mr. Henry, please contact Dave Zunkel at davezunkel@gmail.com

Second presentation: 7:00 PM at Judge Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial St.,  Astoria.  Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Mr. Henry will focus more on the Navajo Culture and his People. He’ll share some of his oral stories and how they came to be and why they live in the American Southwest. He’ll share some songs and some historic information about his people, such as the Long Walk and the Navajo Code Talkers. He will also share some stories and information about his family and life in Canyon de Chelly, including the photo of his great-grandmother and grandfather that was taken by Ansel Adams.

Mr. Henry will offer for sale handcrafted traditional Navajo jewelry.
Both presentations by Ravis Henry are open to the public.

02/02/2018
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch Bunch Friday February 2, 2018

February Lunch Bunch will be at the Plaza Jalisco, 212 8th St, Astoria, on Friday February 2.  We meet every first Friday at a different restaurant for food, talk, and a short program.  Come between 12 and 12:30, order when you are ready.  This gives time for anyone going to the Friday morning class to arrive and order before our speaker starts.

Frank Spence, Chair of the Astoria Port Commission and former President of ENCORE, will be our speaker.  His topic: At the Crossroads; Decisions; Consequences.  Or, as Yogi Berra was fond of saying: “When you come to a crossroad, take it”.

About the location, Frank says:  “Parking is going to be difficult at the very busy 8th Street which has no parking.  Best place will probably be at the county’s parking lot and walking a block or two.”  Carpool if you can!

Membership not required, so bring a friend!

LUNCH BUNCH REPORT for February:

A small group of six ENCORE members met for lunch at Plaza Jalisco. The restaurant DOES have a small parking lot just off Commercial Street.  Food was excellent and server was delightful. Those in attendance were Mickey & Eric Anderson, Chris Bryant, Anne Grant, Gerrie Penny & and Frank Spence, our speaker for the event. Just for fun, a short true or false quiz about groundhogs was given. Frank won the the door prize of a stuffed groundhog for correctly answering all seven questions! We then heard an interesting story of how Frank’s life was molded at different times when he found himself at crossroads of decisions that would determine what path his life would take. He was very lucky to have had a college professor to lead him into a study which was new at the time but held promise. And that it did!  By following the guidance given, Frank pursued a career in city management which has taken him so very many places. We enjoyed hearing about all his decisions and consequences of relocating throughout his career. Emphasis was given at meeting those crossroads and having decisions fall into place by what events were  happening at that time. He was so lucky & wise to see the path to take. His program left me with an awareness of all the crossroads I had encountered and, much like Frank, things fell into place leading me to make the best decisions at the time. Thank you Frank for an excellent program.
Gerrie

01/22/2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ENCORE Board Meeting
Astoria Senior Center, Astoria Oregon

The ENCORE Board meets at the Astoria Senior Center on the fourth Monday of most months.  Currently the time is 11 am in the billiards room.  All members welcome to attend.

01/15/2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Membership Committee Meeting
Astoria Senior Center, Astoria Oregon

The Membership Committee meets at the Astoria Senior Center on the third Monday of most months.  Currently the time is 11 am in the billiards room.  If you are interested in joining the Membership Committee, please contact Rollie Lindstrom.  His contact information is in the member directory that you received when you joined ENCORE.

01/15/2018 - 03/09/2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Winter Term Classes start January 15
Astoria Senior Center, Astoria Oregon

Winter Term Classes start January 15!  See the class page for listings and links to the individual class descriptions.  See you in class!

01/08/2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Curriculum Committee Meeting
Astoria Senior Center, Astoria Oregon

The Curriculum Committee meets at the Astoria Senior Center on the second Monday of most months.  Currently the time is 11 am in the billiards room.  If you are interested in joining the Curriculum Committee, please contact Reta Lindstrom.  Her contact information is in the member directory that you received when you joined ENCORE.

01/05/2018
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch Bunch January 5 Jim's Roadside Grill in Warrenton

Lunch Bunch is held every first Friday of the month at noon at a local restaurant.  We gather between 12 and 12:30, order when we arrive.

January 5 we meet at Jim’s Roadside Grill, 1605 E Harbor St, Warrenton.  Menu scan is here: zmenu.com/jims-roadside-grill-warrenton-online-menu/  No program this month, just good friends eating together and sharing their holiday experiences.  Turn west at the stoplight just south of the 101 bridge between Astoria and Warrenton, then turn right into the Shilo Inn parking area.  Jim’s is the restaurant that is right there on the road:  they only just opened there in the last two months, and the signage is not obvious yet.

12/15/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Holiday Bash December 15 2017

ENCORE 2017 Holiday Bash was December 15, 2017 . It was held at the Elk’s Lodge.  60 members and guests attended.

Here are some photos from the event:

Lynne Ryan and Gail Sunderland at the check-in table

Elfi Gross prepares the dessert table

Santa posed for a photo with Kathleen and Dave Zunkel

Speaker Mac Burns from the Clatsop County Historical Society gave a fascinating lecture about the early days of motion pictures in Astoria.

Charlotte Thiringer, member of the Membership Committee, checking the arrangements before the dinner started.

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