Join the Fun – June 9, 2018 — 12-4 PM – Open House at the Community Park

 Enjoy a day at the Beach – Come to Pacific City for the Community Park OPEN HOUSE

sponsored by Nestucca Valley Community Alliance NVCA

Designed to showcase the potential of the Community Park, the Open House will feature “Touch-a-Truck” fun where kids can climb and explore community vehicles like a police cruiser, heavy equipment rigs, dory boats and more…….

There will be a free family style picnic and BBQ with hot dogs (courtesy of Ben & Jeff’s) as well as Tillamook Ice Cream and a Caramel Corn Food Truck.  Also – Visitors will be entered in a chance to win one of two raffle door prizes.

The Community Arts Projects will also host a creative, fun kids art activity on site.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see all the possibilities of the community park planned for this amazing space.  The Open House will display how the park will be designed and future locations of the playground, amphitheater, picnic areas and other features.

Please contact NVCA at nvcainfo@gmail.com if you or your organization would like to host a booth to share information or if you have other interesting vehicles to add to the celebration.

NVCA Receives TLT Grant

It is official.   On May 9, 2018, Nestucca Valley Community Alliance was awarded a $15,000 TLT Tourism-Related Facilities Grant.  The grant will be used to purchase, picnic tables, park benches,  an informational kiosk and other amenities for the Community Park in Pacific City.

This is one step closer to the $1.6 million cost of the park.   In 2018 – the Park parking lot will again be open on weekends to alleviate congestion at the Cape.   NVCA is also working to secure larger grants for the children’s playground and the park infrastructure.

Want to help get the park completed  – come join us on June 2, 2018 at 10 AM at the Kiawanda Community Center where we will be discussing the park progress and the upcoming Open House on June 9.

 

 

 

 

 

Solar, Wind & Energy – 2017 Science Camp Success

School is back in session and the students that participated in the 2017 Nestucca Science Summer Camp (NSSC) can share their great  experience.   The three week science camp was held in July. It focused on solar, wind and water energy and taught students how those forms of energy can be converted to mechanical and electrical power.    About 55 students participated in this free program.   Learn about their experience at the  2017 Science Camp on the NVCA website, www.nestucca.org.

The Science Camp is a collaboration between the Nestucca Valley School District and the non-profit Nestucca Valley Community Alliance (NVCA).

 

Join NVCA June 10th at 10 a.m. to hear all about Pickleball, the Parking Lot & Science Camp

Come hear Tom Widden, the District NW Oregon Ambassador for the Pickelball Association discuss Pickleball at the NVCA meeting, on Saturday,  June 10th at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive,  in Pacific City.  Tom will give a 15-20 minute presentation on the sport of pickleball.  Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.

Along with Tom’s presentation, NVCA will also be outlining the plans for opening of the Parking Lot in June and the schedule and activities for the Energy Science Camp in July.   This is a busy summer.

Pickle Ball is a fast growing sport that can be played by all ages.   It combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a modified tennis net.  Paddles not rackets are used along with plastic balls with holes.   It is one of the rapidly expanding new sports in America.

This is a meeting you do not want to miss.   So, get that morning cup of coffee and head on over to the Kiawanda Community Center and learn more about the Park, the Science Camp and PICKLEBALL!!

Come to the NVCA Meeting on June 10th & Learn about Pickleball

Tom Widden, the District NW Oregon Ambassador for the Pickelball Association will be speaking at the NVCA meeting, on Saturday,  June 10th at the Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive,  in Pacific City.  Tom will give a 15-20 minute presentation on the sport of pickleball.  Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.

Pickle Ball –  a fast growing sport for all ages.   It combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a modified tennis net.  It is played with paddles not rackets and plastic balls with holes.   It is one of the rapidly expanding new sports in America.

Along with Tom’s presentation, NVCA will also be discussing the plans for opening of the Parking Lot in June and the schedule and activities for the Energy Science Camp in July.   This is a busy summer.

This is a meeting you do not want to miss.   So, get that morning cup of coffee and head on over to the Kiawanda Community Center and learn more about the Park, the Science Camp and PICKLEBALL!!

Happy New Year – Let’s Celebrate!!!

Hope all have had a wonderful Christmas Holiday.

2016 has been a great year for NVCA  – we received a  grant to develop a gravel parking lot for the Community Park.  We will be able to use this for overflow parking for key events in Pacific City in 2017.   The contractor has been selected and the contract signed – work will be scheduled in the first half of 2017.

NOW IT IS TIME TO CELEBRATE!!!rockhounds

The Sportsman’s Pub-N-Grub is throwing a  New Year’s Eve Party.logo

on Saturday December 31 from 9 PM to 1AM.

The ROCKOUNDS will be playing  Rock and Roll music from the 50’s, to the 80’s.

Come and join the fun and dance the night away

A portion of the proceeds of this event will be contributed to NVCA for the completion of the parking lot for the community park.

NVCA needs to raise about $5,500  for amenities for the parking lot, like signage, striping, a radio controlled gate and more over the next few months and this will be a good start in  achieving that goal.

Can’t make the party but would like to help.  Donations can be made at our website at www.nestucca.org.    Or perhaps you would like to contribute your time.   We are in need of volunteers with various skills.   Come join our team and let’s make this park a reality.

Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic

It’s September and time for the 18th annual Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic  – September 16 through 18 in Pacific City, Oregon.  This year’s competition is looking to be one of the best.   Check out the schedule of events.

http://www.capekiwandalongboardclassic.com/schedule

Come join the fun!

All  profits from this event will go toward the Skate and Bike area in the Pacific City Community Park.

 

 

 

 

2016 Science Camp – Focus on Wellness

NVES Students who participated in the 2016 Science Camp will have great stories to tell about their three weeks at Science Camp.  The theme was Wellness and they learned how Energy, Water and Food are important to your health.

The three week camp ran from July 11th through July 28th.   NVES staff and NVCA volunteers organized and ran the science camp for 45 NVES students.  They had hands on experience learning how the heart works as a pump for the body,  why perspiration is important in cooling our systems and why food is so important.

The science camp ended with a field trip to Corvus Landing Farm to learn about farming and food.  They was time for team play before a lunch prepared by  farmer and chef Sandy Porter as this video shows.

Team Play at Corvus Landing Farm

 

 

NVCA at Reach the Beach – Volunteer Opportunity!!

ReachCome join us at Cape Kiwanda on Saturday May 17th for the Reach the Beach event.   NVCA is sponsoring a booth along with the Chamber. We will be handing out information about NVCA and the community park and skate facility. We need some help. It is only a two hour shift and you will have a front row seat to watch the bycyclists finish their route. Choice of hours are 12:30 -2:30; 2:30-4:30 and 4:30-6:30.

If you have a couple of hours you can spare and would like to meet and talk with folks and provide information about NVCA and the park,  please let us know at nvcainfo@gmail.com  or go to the volunteer page and send us your info.

The energy level will be high and the day will be exciting –  come join us.