Feb. 24 - 26: Chocolate Festival on the Beach: Death by Chocolate!!! Chocolate Festival on the Beach 2017 February 24th - 26th. A Decade of Decadence offers chef demos, vendors, chocolatiers, recipe contests, chocolate parties, chocolate throwdowns, kids events, and fun for the whole family. 10 miles of Chocolate from Moclips to Copalis Beach. For festival information navigate to chocolateonthebeachfestival.com. Like us on Facebook.com/ChocolateOnTheBeach

Feb. 24 - 26: FisherPoets Gathering is located in downtown Astoria on Feb. 24 to 26. The FisherPoets Gathering is an authentic, creative celebration of life in the commercial fishing industry. A hundred fisherpoets from coasts near and far share original stories, songs and poetry with each other. Enjoy storytelling, workshops, a self-guided cannery tour film and visual arts. Numberous venues throughout downtown Astoria host FisherPoet Gathering events. For more information go to www.fisherpoets.org.

Mar. 2: Pacific Co Republican Meeting - Pacific County Republicans will meet on Thursday, March 2. Items on the agenda include upcoming events, updates on the Legislative activities, Initiatives, reports from the Roanoke Conference, State Republican meeting and also the Pacific County Republican endorsement process. Local Republicans are welcome. Come and support Republican activities in Pacific County. There is a shared potluck at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. Location is the meeting hall of First Baptist Church, 310 Broadway Avenue in South Bend. For more information contact Chairman Aaragon Markwell - 360-942-7847, pacificgop@gmail.com or Facebook.com/pacificgop.

Mar. 4 - 5: Beachcombers Fun Fair. 29th annual event features exhibits, seminars, information booths and vendors at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. A kid's science fair is scheduled on Saturday morning plus beach walks on Sunday morning.