On the road for March 7

Beachcombers Fun Fair

WHAT: The 28th annual fair is an opportunity for people who love life on the coast to celebrate this wonderful area and all it has to offer, according to organizers.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8.

WHERE: Ocean Shores Convention Center, 120 W. Chance a La Mer NW, Ocean Shores.

HIGHLIGHTS: The action really begins Friday, when people are welcome to enter their beachcombed treasures for exhibit in 44 different categories. Scientists and others speakers will present seminars Saturday and March 8. The “Explore the Shores” Saturday morning event is designed for children, but adults can get involved too. On March 8, there will a guided beach walk and a beach cleanup called “Dash for Trash or Treasure.” Information and vendor booths will be set up all weekend, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about organizations like the Coastal Interpretive Center and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

SPEAKER: The people scheduled to speak at the event include Alan Rammer, a marine conservation education specialist; Curtis Ebbesmeyer, a retired oceanographer; Brice Boland, Washington field manager for the Surfrider Foundation; Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife; and Hilary Burgess of the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team.

COST: $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 5-12, free for children 4 and younger.

INFORMATION: 360-289-9586, beachcombersfunfair.com.