Coast Guard, Port of Astoria to hold open house, hangar dance

SEATTLE – Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria, Ore., and the Port of Astoria are hosting a free open house Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton, Ore.

The event is open to the public and will include demonstrations and exhibitions by Air Station Astoria, Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, Maritime Security Team Seattle, the Oregon Army National Guard, the Oregon Air National Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and others.

As part of this event, the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce will host a dance in Air Station Astoria’s main hangar Friday, Sept. 19, beginning at 7 p.m.

The semi-formal event will feature live music, cash bar and hors d’oeuvers. Tickets are on sale for anyone age 14 and older at both the Astoria and Warrenton Chambers of Commerce for $15 per couple, and $10 per person. Please call 503-325-6311 for ticket information.

Babysitting will be provided during the dance by the Astoria Children’s Museum in downtown Astoria from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. The cost for babysitting for Children’s Museum Members is $8 for the first child and $5 for each additional sibling. Non-members are required to pay $10 for the first child and $8 for each additional sibling (snack provided for all kids).

In addition, Pig’n Pancake will sponsor a $6 pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, September 20 in the parking lot of the Runway Cafe at the Astoria Airport. The proceeds will benefit programs and scholarships for children.

Parking is free for all events.

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