1940’s Dinner & Big Band Fundraiser for St. Helens Senior Center November 2nd

SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, November 2nd.  This will be a special night at the St. Helens Senior Center.  We will be hosting a 1940’s Dinner & Big Band Fundraiser featuring “Big River Big Band” with Director Larry Jackson.  The night will include a choice of a delicious prime rib or salmon dinner.  It will be an evening of dining and dancing reminiscent of the Big Band Era.  Don’t forget to mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE!

Location: 375 S. 15th Street, St. Helens, OR 97051
E-mail: activities@shseniorcenter.com
Phone: 5033973377
Name: St. Helens Senior Center
Date: 2019-11-02

Halloweentown Tickets, Twilight, Celebrity Appearances & Agenda Information


Just click the link for the links to agenda information, free events and tickets and information you desire. See you soon in Halloweentown.


Click this link below to go directly to tickets – make sure you scroll down to see all ticket options starting with Festival of the Fairies through Peter Facinelli


Sand Island Campground

Want to camp on Sand Island Campground in Oregon. Well now you can..

Simply visit http://www.sandislandcampground.com and make your desires a reality.

Coming Soon is our newest attraction Sand Island Adventure – Stay tuned as we finalize our offering designed just for you!

Height restrictions are as follows: 32″ (82 cm) or taller and accompanied by another rider 54″ or taller. 54″ (137 cm) or taller to ride alone.

Take a ride on this new water adventure and then spend the afternoon or day on Sand Island. This ticket includes passage to and from the Whale Ride which leaves from Sand Island. Sand Island is located in St. Helens, Oregon. Follow the gps to St. Helens Oregon and park free by 2C’s Vendor Mall on 1st Street. Then walk the 2 blocks to the St. Helens Marina. At the St. Helen’s Marina you will receive ferry passage across to Sand Island. Before boarding check in at the Marina store and watch the short safety video and receive your wrist bands. Wrist bands give you free passage to and from the take off point for your ride. The ride includes life vests, whistles and of course a super fun pull around Sand Island and the river for 20 minutes. Be prepared to have fun and bring your sun screen. We can lock anything you bring with you in our locker during your ride only. Following your ride you can stay the day at Sand Island until 5 p.m. and explore the island, lounge on the “beach” or return to St. Helens to shop and dine. We offer basic food service to Sand Island which you may order onsite from Sunshine Pizza and have delivered to the island or you may bring your own food and beverage. The last boat back to St. Helens, OR is at 5 p.m. and you may not stay overnight unless you are also camping on the island. Details to stay overnight are found by going to Sand Island Campground.com and you may make an overnight reservation there if there are sites available.

Whale Ride 6

St. Helens Historic District Walking Tour – Year Round

Click on the Walking Tour Link from our URL and then you’ll be in for a treat.


The map will guide you through a section of St. Helens that was accepted as a Historic District by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1984. Much of the narrative describes the structures as they appeared at that time. Some have been demolished, but most are still standing and may have been updated in appearance. In some cases, historic images have been added to the descriptions and the maps. Also, stories about notable people and events are included. The best way to experience this tour is to use your smart phone with GPS enabled. The map icons are keyed to the significance of the structure and/or commercial uses. Please do not disturb the residents. You can also navigate through the map on your computer, just click on any house or building icon.

We would appreciate any feedback about the tour experience. You can email museum@colcomuseum.org

Museum of Peculiarities & Oddities Walking Tour – Year Round

You’ll be able to take a walking tour of the strange and odd from Columbia Blvd beginning at Vanderwalls Vendormall on Columbia Blvd in St. Helens, OR and down the road to 1st Street in St. Helens Riverfront District. We’ve taken The Museum of Peculiarities and Oddities on the road. Guests and locals alike can take a walk from Columbia to 1st Street and be amazed at the storefront residents and displays. Fun tongue and cheek characters and items will introduce community “characters” and tell some “tall tales” or perhaps just explain what you are seeing. Read their stories as you walk along. We’re still under construction so check back with a walk as you please and we continue to add some unusual things.

Participating businesses include:

Vanderwalls Vendormall, Richardsons Furniture, Top Notch Thrift Store, Feed and Seed Store, American Family Insurance, Hagz & Bags(across from Kozy) Wild Current, 2C’s Vendermall, Woodland Cottage, Cuts +, Bemis Printing, City Hall, Running Dogs Brewery, City Hall Plaza Side, Feathers & Leathers, Jilly’s plus The Plymouth Pub, City Hall and Keller Williams Realty.

The 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month – Writers Write

Come join your fellow writers for a twice-a-month write-in at the St. Helens Public Library. Participate in silent word sprints, encourage each other, exchange ideas, and most importantly, do what writers do:  WRITE!
Open to writers of all ages, background, and introvert levels.
Auditorium, 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 6pm-8pmsthelenslibrary

What’s all this about Halloweentown? Learn more!

For a complete list of happenings and prices of all things Halloween in St. Helens Oregon just check back at the end of July. Each weekend in October there are many things to do at “Spirit of Halloweentown.” Book hotels early! Try a local AirBnB! Like us on fb at Spirit of Halloweentown St. Helens, Oregon. What does it cost to visit St. Helens, OR and partake in special Halloween activities? Some activities are free, some are paid. We will offer family passes and more as soon as possible. We have some pretty awesome new activities we are adding. To park is $10. You should plan on parking in the lot to avoid street parking and potentially getting towed. Photo ops in the square are free to all and the city is open 24/7 at Courthouse Plaza. That’s where the big pumpkin lighting is and a lot of our props.

We will have our complete agenda uploaded by July 31st for what is scheduled.

Don’t know what Halloweentown is? Read on…you need to know a few things….
Ok, what it is all about is that Halloweentown was filmed in St. Helens Oregon the Disney  film centers around Marnie Cromwell (Kimberly J. Brown), a young teenager who finds herself oddly fascinated with the mythical, magical, and mysterious. That’s a problem, because her mother, Gwen (Judith Hoag), harbors an equally puzzling disdain for the very same things, and most especially Halloween, which just happens to be the day on which the story begins (and ends). Her younger and wittier brother, Dylan (Joey Zimmerman), is even more cynical when it comes to the non-scientific. Sophie (Emily Roeske), the youngest Cromwell, is more like-minded with her older sister, but age is an obstacle in their bonding.

It’s Marnie’s grandmother, Aggie Cromwell (screen legend Debbie Reynolds), with whom she can readily identify. Much like Marnie herself, the eccentric Aggie doesn’t get along with Gwen, and the fact that she visits the family on only one day a year- Halloween- and brings plenty of mischievously festive treats along with her only serves to aggravate their quarrelsome relationship. The plot thickens from there and if you are reading this now you need to rent or buy the movie on Amazon today.