Alice LaFond and Cody Cha featured at the Yaquina Art Association Dec 2nd – Dec 14th
There will be a two week spotlight show featuring the art of Alice LaFond and Cody Cha. The show will be in the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Nye Beach and is open from 11 am to 4 pm daily. The show will run from Monday, Dec. 2 through Dec. 14, 2014. Alice is inspired by the beatuy of the Central Oregon Coast and is often challenged to capture subjects photographed by her husband, Richard. They have lived near Ona Beach in Seal Rock for over a decade after retiring and building their dream home there. An array of colored pencils stands like a bouquet awaiting Alice as she begins each picture. Sometimes the finished result has the look of a watercolor and other times, the look of a photograph. Alice is a member of the Yaquina Art association, the Yachats Art Guild, and the Lincoln City Cultural Center and has shown her work in all three venues. For many years, Alice has volunteered with the Coastal Arts Guild in staffing the Runyan Gallery and the Upstairs Gallery at the Visual Arts Center in Nye Beach . Alice feels her passion for colored pencil art growing daily. Cody Cha is a member of the Yaquina Art Association Photographers and loves capturing landscapes through photography. His latest images captured the Aurora Borealis on the Oregon Coast at Pacific City and beautiful images of Mount Raineer National Park . He loves capturing images of the Oregon coast just after the sun sets. Cody believes strongly in giving back to the community and is very involved in the HELP portraits that provide pictures of families and individuals who might not normally be able to afford to have a portrait taken. He will be found photographing families and individuals locally on Dec. 7 & 8th from 1-4. For more info see www.helpportraitoregon.com/.
The Leftovers Show in Upstairs Gallery Dec 7th to Jan 4th
The Upstairs Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center will feature The Leftovers Show, a collection of artwork that has been left behind at the VAC, from December 7th through January 4th. Artwork from previous PushPin Shows going back many years, artwork left behind by previous classes and work from the Richard Cabral collection will be for sale. Some pieces will be priced; others will be for sale by donation. The Opening Reception for The Leftovers Show and the 23rd Annual Community PushPin Show will be held in the Runyan Gallery on Saturday, December 7, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Pencil and crayon drawings, paintings, collage, ceramics, basketry, pen and ink images, silkscreen prints, photographs, pastels, and watercolors may be represented. The artwork for more than 30 days technically begins to accrue storage fees. If, after one year, the work has not been claimed, then in consideration for its storage and safeguarding during such period, the work shall be conclusively deemed to be an unrestricted gift. All work has been abandoned for at least a year and Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) has done its best to contact the artists. Funds raised from art sales will benefit the Visual Arts Center. The Upstairs Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4:00pm, and the Runyan Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Located at 777 NW Beach Drive on the Nye Beach Turnaround overlooking the ocean, both galleries are sponsored by OCCA and are free and open to the public. For additional information, call Sally Houck, OCCA Director, Visual Arts Center at 265-6569 or email email@example.com.
Lincoln City Kids sing out Workshop a Brand New Musical for Christmas Dec 13th – 15th
The Gift will be presented together with a full first act program of song and dance for the season. Ballet and Dance of Lincoln City, and other local artists are part of that celebration. There will be 4 performances this year, Opening Night 7pm, Fri, Dec 13; on Saturday, Dec 14 there will be a 3pm matinee, and a 7pm evening performance, the final show will be a 3pm matinee on Sunday, Dec 15. Tickets $7 in advance, $10 at the door, children 5 & under free Tickets are available by calling the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 541-994-9994. Order in advance and save. The Lincoln City Cultural Center Stage is located at 540 NE Hwy. 101. For more information cal the center or viset them online at www.LincolnCity-CulturalCenter.org
Youth Orchestra Winter Concert Dec. 14
There’s no better way to ring in holiday cheer than to attend a delightful winter performance by the two youth orchestras supported by the Newport Symphony (NSO). The Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC) and its companion Overture Strings group will be performing a winter concert at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport on Saturday, December 14th at 7pm. All are invited to come enjoy the music and support our community’s developing musicians. Admission is free but donations to the youth orchestra are gratefully accepted at the door. For more information, contact NSO Education Committee Chair Melody Lavrakas at sealavrakas@gmail or 541-574-0899, or visit the “Education” section of the Newport Symphony Orchestra website: newportsymphony.org.
Drum Circle celebrates the holidays Dec 14th
The Newport Community Drum Circle will be drumming to celebrate the warm spirit of the holiday season on Saturday [December 14], when it meets from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at its usual location in the glass enclosed, but unheated, gazebo at Don Davis Park, on the ocean, just west of the Performing Arts Center, in Nye Beach. “Considering the recent low temperatures in Newport , we may also be drumming just to celebrate staying warm,” Drum Circle Coordinator Chandler Davis said, “but the gazebo is always cozy and comfortable in even the coldest weather once we start drumming.” The December 14 gathering is dedicated to “celebrating the spirit of the season,” he said: “Whatever our particular cultural or religious backgrounds are, most of us like to think of the winter holidays as a time of joy, companionship, acceptance and cooperation, giving and sharing. Those are also the values that make the drum circle possible and that the drum circle tries to extend and perpetuate throughout the year.” “We’re inviting everyone to come Saturday whether they have ever drummed or not and to bring seasonal songs they would like to sing or play, non-percussion acoustic instruments (as well as drums), holiday goodies, non-alcoholic beverages – and, if they wish to — any extra drums they have around the house that they could donate to us for use as loaners for folks who don’t have their own drum.” The family friendly alcohol and drug free facilitated drum circles are free, all ages and skill levels are welcome, and there are always some drums available to borrow on a first-come basis. No musical experience is necessary. The drum circle is currently on its winter schedule, meeting every second Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the gazebo. Contact Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-272-4615 for more information.
ORPHAN ART & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION DECEMBER 17
Want a chance to purchase a piece of art or a collectible at a silent auction price? Come to the Lincoln City Cultural Center Tuesday, Dec. 17 for a silent auction of art and collectibles left at or donated to the Cultural Center. Artwork includes ceramics, oils including several small and unframed by Tracy MacEwan, acrylics including large originals by Lee Reynolds, watercolors, photos, pastels, and collage. Collectible items include Barbies, and Star Trek memorabilia.
For the auction, bid numbers can be picked up at the Information Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the evening, bid numbers will be available in the Elizabethan Room. Bidding will go on in the Elizabethan Room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the evening from 6 until after intermission for the John Doan performance. Top bidders will be notified by phone.
The Doan performance is $23 in advance, $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are $10. Admission includes a dessert buffet. Admission will benefit the Cultural Center and its annual fundraising campaign.
For more information, call 541-994-9994.
Make and Take for Teen Dec 19th
It’s December and that means it’s time for the annual “Make and Take” event for teens 12 through 18 at the Newport Public Library. Join us December 19 from 3:45 to 5:30 for an afternoon of gift making for your friends and family. There will be duct tape belts and wallets, T shirt crafts, totes, ornaments and more. Bring a friend, tell your classmates, homeschoolers welcome too! For more information or to sign up call 541-265-2153.
YAA sponsored Watercolor Workshop Nov 19th -20th
“From Ancient to New: The Art of Contemporary Tapestry” opens in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase on second floor of the Newport Visual Arts Center on November 1 with an opening reception hosted by OCCA from 5pm to 7pm. Stop in and meet Cheryl Silverblatt, tapestry weaver/fiber artist from Clatsop County. Working in a relatively small format, she says, “tapestries that I am currently weaving are a perfect (and unique) size for the Showcase environment. With the exceptions of “Signaling PEACE” and “Texturae Fibratae: Hoof,” the pieces are framed without glass so ideal for seeing through glass.” The Coastal Oregon Visual Artists Showcase, featuring mid-career artists who live in the seven Oregon coastal counties, is located on the second floor of the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive on the Nye Beach Turnaround. Exhibits are sponsored by Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA). OCCA brings high quality arts experiences to the coast. For more information, see the events at www.coastarts.org or call Sally Houck, OCCA Director/VAC at 541-265-6569. Swing in to the new year at LCCC Dec 31st swing in to the new year with Let there be arts and the Lincoln pops at the Lincoln city cultural center Tuesday December 31st from 8:30pm to 12:30 am. this event is semi formal. Tickets bought before December 15th are $50 and if purchased after are $60. this includes Hors D’ourves two drink tickets and a midnight toast. this event will be catered by La Maison of Newport. Tickets are available at the Lincoln city cultural center located at 580 nw hwy 101. for more information call the center at (541)994-9994 or online at www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org or www.lettherebearts.com
Heal the Ocean at the Yachats Commons Jan 16th
The Yachats Commons will be holding the event ”Heal The Ocean” a day of shared culture in prayer, a day of prayerful music, dance, spoken word, and art to heal the ocean. this even will be held January 16, 2014 from 12 noon to 6pm. The admission to this event is free and there will also be a potluck. the event will be held in the Yachats Commons auditorium located at 441 Hwy 101 North. For more information visit www.alignthelove.webs.com
DRILL CONDUCTOR COURSES FOR COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN 2013 FALL SCHEDULE
|Port (Location)||Dates (2013)||Contact|
|Brookings||October 22-23||Kathy Hall 541-469-7830|
|Port Orford||October 24-25||Steve 541-756-9224|
|Coos Bay (Charleston)||October 29-30||Steve 541-756-9224|
|Newport #1||Oct 31-Nov 1||Michele (OSU Ext) 541-574-6534, Ext. 11|
|Newport #2||November 5-6||Michele (OSU Ext) 541-574-6534, Ext. 11|
|Astoria||November 7-8||Mike/Curt 503-240-9337|
Make safety training a priority in 2013. Plan for these valuable opportunities now.
Drill Conductor Course is held over 2 days. Students will learn emergency procedures and the use of safety equipment aboard commercial fishing vessels. The class will be physically demanding, including timed immersion suit donning, entering the water, then into a life raft, starting pumps, putting out fires, etc. Training is required by 46 CFR 28.270(c). For more information please contact Mike or Curt at 503-240-9337 or 9373 or Steve Kee in North Bend at 541-756-9224. These courses are offered through a partnership between Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, the U.S. Coast Guard and the many and generous community leaders in your local area. Newport Symphony Orchestra 25th anniversary concert schedule The Newport Symphony Orchestra continues its 25th anniversary season with concerts on November 2-3, December 7-8, January 25-26, and March 29-30. Tickets for the entire season, can be purchased at the Newport Performing Arts Center box office, by phone at (541) 265-ARTS, or online at NewportSymphony.org. Ticket prices are $34 and $20, or $10 for students. Saturday evening concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. Finders Keepers Event September 7-May 26
On the Central Oregon Coast From September 7, 2013, to May 26, 2014, more than 3,000 pieces of glass art will be placed on the beach in Lincoln City for lucky beachcombers to find and keep. Among the treasures are glass crabs and sand dollars, modern glass floats and antique Japanese glass fishing floats.
November 1&2 Comedy on the Coast, $15, 8pm
November 22&23 Scotty McCreery (On sale August 22), $30-$45
December 14 Laughcatchers (On sale September 14), Comedy Tour, $10-15, 8pm
Tickets go on sale 90 days in advance. All seats for concerts are reserved seats. Comedy on the Coast tickets in Convention Center are general admission; for ages 21 and older. For more information or-obtain tickets call 1-888-MAIN-ACT (624-6228) or
541-996-5825 or go online at www.chinookwindscasino.com.
ENTERTAINMENT: CHINOOK’S SEAFOOD GRILL LOUNGE –FREE; 9pm-Midnight
August 23-424 Jackie Jae & Jason Cowsill Duo
ENTERTAINMENT: ROGUE RIVER LOUNGE
August 16&23 Becca & Brian (acoustic duo)
Fridays and Saturdays Ultrasonic DJ Metal, 10:30pm-1:30am
ONGOING PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS: AUGUST
Sundays 100% Payout Blackjack Tournament
BBQ Tool Set Giveaway
Mondays Double Eagle Steak Dinner for two at Aces Bar & Grill, $11.95
3rd Monday/month Mayhem Mondays Slot Tournament
Tuesdays Boomers Club
1st Tuesday/month Senior Slot Tournament (Boomer)
Last Tuesday/month Senior Sunrise Slot Tournament (except December)
Wednesdays Making Wednesdays Bearable promotion
Wine Wednesdays 5-10pm at Chinook’s Seafood Grill
Thursdays Deuce’s Wild Surf & Turf Dinner for two, Chinook’s Seafood Grill, $19.95
1st Thursday/month Twilight Slot Tournament
Thursdays Beach Cooler Giveaway
Thursday nights South of the Border Taco Dinner $6.95 and Buckets of Beer at Aces Bar and Grill
Friday4pm-7pm Happy Hour half-priced appetizers and drink specials at Aces Bar and Grill