Upcoming Events


September 2014

“Poetry in the Park!” Sep 19th 
The Toledo Public Library summer program, “An Evening in the Park!” found such a ready reception that we are carrying it on into September This event celebrates poetry and music and will be held (weather permitting) outside on the lawn of our awesome amphitheater here at the library at 173 NE 7th Street in Toledo. Franz Paul Van Den Bogaard and guests will be performing. However, rain or shine we will be enjoying music and poetry on Friday, September 19 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Choose a favorite Stafford poem to read, or one of your other favorite poets…or bring one of your original poems to read. If you would like to share your original family-appropriate poetry, we’d love to hear it. Participants are invited to pack a “brown bag supper,” grab a blanket to spread on the grass, and bring the whole family. If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Trusty, Director Toledo Public Library at 541-336-3132 or librarydirector@cityoftoledo.org.

Indian-Style Salmon Bake at Depoe Bay Sept. 20

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For the third year in a row, northwest artist Jaci McKim’s design has been chosen as this year’s official logo for the annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake in Depoe Bay. The event has become the Oregon coast’s signature salmon celebration.

Each year a new logo is designed for the Salmon Bake. This year’s design features two salmon in a traditional northwest native American art style, which together form a large “S”. The logo will appear on shirts and other merchandise available at the non-profit event.

On Saturday, September 20, salmon will be cooked in a traditional technique used for generations by native coastal tribes. Preparations begin months before the feast, as volunteers head to the woods to cut 350 six foot long stakes of alder wood.

Before sunrise on Saturday morning, volunteers will ignite a huge 80-foot fire line with six cords of fir and three cords of alder. Thousands of pounds of salmon fillets are positioned on the alder wood stakes and held in place with cedar strips. The alder stakes are then positioned diagonally over the smoldering fire line, imparting rich flavors to the salmon as they bake to perfection.

Each salmon is cooked about 20 minutes on each side before being sent off to be served in 8-ounce steaks together with coleslaw, garlic bread and a drink. Visitors enjoy their meals sitting at tables in the sun or under a tent, listening to Native American music and watching performances by native tribal dancers.

Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Salmon Bake for “Discover Depoe Bay” packages, which include lodging, dining, fishing and whale watching trips.

You can experience this delicious tradition at the Depoe Bay City Park, located at the south end of the town’s picturesque harbor. Free shuttles will take visitors to and from the park, as well as from the park to downtown shops along the ocean front. Many Depoe Bay merchants offer special discounts for the Salmon Bake event.

Admission to the Indian Style Salmon Bake is free. Advance sale meal tickets are offered at a discount price of $20. Meal tickets will be $24 at the gate on the day of the event. Advance ticket sales are available from these Depoe Bay locations: Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce, 223 SW Hwy 101, Suite B; Pacific Brass & Copper Works, 20 Bay St.; What Not Shop, 411 South Hwy 101, The Spouting Horn Restaurant, Hwy 101 at the bridge; Fuddy Duddy Fudge, 112 North Hwy 101; Depoe Bay Liquor Store, 531 N. Hwy 101, Mazatlan Mexican restaurant, 221 SW Hwy 101 and in Lincoln Beach Big Mountain Coffee Company, 3940 N. Hwy 101.

For those unable to attend the event, meal deliveries are available from Salishan to Otter Rock for orders placed in advance.

Depoe Bay enjoys nearly year-round whale watching and has become known as “Oregon’s Whale Watching Capitol”. The long seawall along the town center offers exciting views of gray whales feeding just off the rocks during this time of year. Charter boats will take visitors to see these majestic giants up close along the scenic coastline.

The Salmon Bake is a non-profit event sponsored by the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and residents. Proceeds help fund Chamber activities as well as town events and improvement projects.


Newport Symphony Season Begins Sep 20th and 21st

The Newport Symphony Orchestra will begin its 2014-15 season of music the weekend of September 20 and 21, with symphonic masterworks by Brahms, Mozart, and Paul Hindemith.

The NSO is pleased to feature four great soloists for these performances, Pablo Izquierdo, Carolyn Arnquist, Scott King, and Chad Alexander. These four – on oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon – play regularly as members of the Newport Symphony Orchestra. For the season-opener, these accomplished musicians will take the front of the stage as soloists in W.A. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, a charming and melodic piece of almost operatic beauty.

The concert will begin with the “Tragic Overture” by Johannes Brahms, bringing immediate drama and a sense of action. Brahms wrote this as a stand-alone overture; here it serves as a fitting start to the NSO’s season, with its stirring and sweetly darkening themes.

The concert will conclude with some twentieth-century music, a “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes” by Paul Hindemith. Though modern, Hindemith’s music is not modernist; its playful exuberance rather evokes a more Baroque sound. Its suitability for dancing may be suggested by the fact that George Balanchine choreographed it in 1952 for the New York City Ballet.

The Saturday evening concert on September 20 will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Newport’s Performing Arts Center (preceded by a talk by maestro Adam Flatt at 6:45 p.m.). The concert will be played again for a matinee on the following Sunday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m. The NSO thanks Richard A. O’Hearn, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, for his generous sponsorship of this season-opening concert.

The Newport Symphony Orchestra, proudly celebrating over 25 years of making music on the Oregon coast, will continue its season with concerts the weekends of November 8-9, January 24-25, February 28-March 1, and March 28-29. Season ticket subscriptions and individual concert tickets may be purchased by phone at (541) 265-ARTS, at the Performing Arts Center box office during business hours and at NewportSymphony.org.
Individual tickets are $34 and $20 and only $10 for students. The NSO performs at the Newport Performing Arts Center at 777 West Olive Street.

Select hotel partners also offer a limited number of complimentary tickets for guests who reserve lodging for a musical getaway weekend. More details about the 2014-15 season of can be found at NewportSymphony.org.


Cascadia concert opera

On Saturday, Sept. 20, the traveling ensemble Cascadia Concert Opera will offer an evening of notable arias and ensembles, as well as their distinctive take on Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief.” The fun will start at 7 pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.
“The Old Maid and the Thief” is an American one-act opera about what lies beneath the seemingly innocuous charm of small-town life. A highly charged, emotional story, told through elegant and expressive melodies, Menotti’s comic opera explores the impact that a mysterious stranger has on three provincial women. Lives are forever changed as jealousies and deceptions escalate to riotous heights and fears, desires, and secrets are revealed. Directed by Scott Carroll, this production will be presented fully staged with piano accompaniment.

Currently in its sixth season, Cascadia Concert Opera is a non-profit performing arts organization based in Eugene. Showcasing some of the finest local and regional talent, Cascadia Concert Opera has a unique identity as a touring ensemble, presenting opera in intimate venues throughout the Pacific Northwest. For further information about CCO, contact the group at 541-349-0377, or visit http://www.cascadiaconcertopera.org.

This will not be the first time that coastal opera fans have enjoyed the light-hearted by technically wonderful work of the CCO. They performed “Tales of Hoffman” here in 2011, and “Die Fledermaus” in 2013. This year’s opera presentation is supported by a grant from the now-inactive Cascade Head Music Festival, and by lodging support from Leslie Roper Green.

The doors to the auditorium at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City, will open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door, and free for kids 12 and younger. The box office accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express, as well as checks and cash. A selection of Northwest beers and wines, My Petite Sweet cookies and bars, and Mountain Man savory snacks are sold before the show, and during intermission. For details and tickets, call 541-994-9994.

The Lincoln City Cultural Center is a non-profit center for community and creativity, inside the historic Delake School building, at the corner of NE Sixth St. and Hwy. 101. The center, which is also home to the official Lincoln City Visitor Information Center, is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Tuesday. For details, head to HYPERLINK “http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org” http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or call 541-994-9994.


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The quarterly labyrinth walks at the Lincoln City Cultural Center are always something special. Volunteer labyrinth leader Darlene Muller creates a peaceful space around this painted canvas, complete with light refreshments, soft music and flowers, and invites the community to walk and meditate. But this Fall Labyrinth, set for Monday, Sept. 22, has even more to offer. It will mark the arrival of the Dances of Universal Peace to the LCCC.
The labyrinth will be open for quiet, meditative walking from 4 to 7 pm. Muller will be on hand to answer any questions, or provide guidance upon request. From 7 to 8:30 pm, accompanied by live music, Pierce will lead Dances of Universal Peace on the labyrinth. He will teach and guide participants through dances and sacred songs, sharing the origin and meaning of both. This event is all made possible by donations from the public, and the generosity of the Congregational Church of Lincoln City-United Church of Christ. There is a suggested minimum donation of $2 for the walk and $5 for the dance.
For more information, call the Lincoln City Cultural Center at 541-994-9994. The Cultural Center is located at 540 NE Hwy. 101, in the historic Delake School in Lincoln City.

The indoor hand-painted canvas labyrinth is modeled after the one in Chartres Cathedral. In its simplest form it is a single winding path leading to the center and back out. The lotus in the center signifies a place for prayer, meditation, and reflection. The labyrinth is an ancient symbol, known in many cultures for thousands of years. All are asked to honor the silence and be respectful of others along the path. In addition to holiday celebrations, people are also known to walk in honor of loved ones who have passed on, to give thanks or ask for help, and to enter the mystery of life. There are as many reasons as there are walkers, and all are welcome.
“What I love about walking the labyrinth is it’s a different journey for each person each time,” said Darlene Muller, volunteer who coordinates the labyrinth experience with Alex del Vecchio, another volunteer.
The LCCC hosts labyrinth walks four times a year, near the solstice and equinox. The next labyrinth event will be held Monday, Dec. 22.

The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, easy-to-learn movements and sacred songs honoring spiritual traditions from around the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, the Goddess, Celtic and Native American traditions. These dances are taught globally and serve as a way of promoting tolerance and respect for different religious and spiritual traditions. People attend the dances to learn and grow, for spiritual reasons, to have a relaxing, heart-opening and meditative experience or simply because they enjoy connecting with others thru song and dance. Stephen Pierce leads regular Dances of Universal Peace in Salem, Corvallis and Newport.
Starting in October, Stephen Pierce will be leading the Dances of Universal Peace at the LCCC on the fourth Monday of each month (Oct. 27, Nov. 24, Dec. 22 and Jan. 26) in the Dance Studio. Each event will begin at 7 pm at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101. All will be accompanied by live music. Admission is a suggested donation of $5-$10.
Dancers are welcome to attend regularly, or drop in on occasion. Folks are also welcome to attend all or part of the evening, and to participate in some dances while sitting out during others. No experience is necessary, although loose, comfortable clothing is recommended.
To learn more, contact Pierce at 503-936-5318 or Stephen@peacesong.org, or Facebook/Lincoln City Dances of Universal Peace.

 Celebrate Honor with Red, White and Blue Treasures Sept 25th -28th 

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 Honor active duty personnel, military veterans, and their families at the Annual Celebration of Honor, September 25-28, 2014, presented by Chinook Winds Casino Resort.

During the Celebration of Honor, take a stroll along the beach and participate in a patriotic treasure hunt. Find red, white, and blue glass floats along the 7.5 miles of sandy shores in Lincoln City hidden by aptly named “Float Fairies.”  By keeping an eagle eye out, you too could be a proud owner of one! This treasure hunting promotion is part of the “Finders Keepers” program, which officially kicks off October 18th, 2014 and runs through to Memorial Day, 2015.

The Celebration of Honor begins with the Field of Flags, which is available for viewing on September 25th at the southeast parking area at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort through Sunday the 28th. Opening Ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. on Friday the 26th at the Field of Flags. New to this year’s event is the Oregon Traveling Memorial Wall, which was made to honor Oregon Vietnam and Gulf War veterans, and is also available to view at the Field of Flags all weekend. The Oregon Veterans Medal Ceremony on the Field of Flags begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, signifying Oregon ‘s appreciation for the service and sacrifice of Veterans. To qualify for this medal, an application form must be completed in advance with proof of military service attached. On Sunday, September 28th, the Closing Ceremony takes place in front of the Casino at the permanently installed Dessert Storm Memorial at 2 p.m.

Veterans and active-duty personnel eat FREE during open hours at the Chinook Winds’ Siletz Bay Buffet on Thursday, September 25. Stop by the Winners Circle to register, show proof of military service (DD-214 or other Military ID), and receive this benefit.

On Thursday at 11AM, the historic Bijou Theatre, located at 1624 NE Highway 101, will host a FREE showing of “Windtalkers”, for Military personnel and their families. Directed by John Woo and starring Nicholas Cage, this action packed historical drama tells of two U.S. Marines in WWII who are assigned to protect Navajo Marines that use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher. This stellar movie event is only $5 for non-military guests.

For more information about the Celebration of Honor contact Heather at Chinook Winds Casino Resort at 541-996-5766 or visit www.chinookwindscasino.com. 


A Moving Sound color ensemble

Sheng Dong, or as it translates in English, A Moving Sound, has created a new musical expression that fuses Taiwanese and Chinese musical ideas into inspired and engaging modern song compositions. They play songs on Chinese instruments, such as the vertically held and bowed erhu and the Chinese guitar known as zhong ruan, as well as Western instruments. Transcendent vocals and dance by lead singer Mia Hsieh, transport listeners to and beyond the Far East, no matter where A Moving Sound happens to be – from Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD in the U.K., to the Melbourne Music Festival in Australia, and everywhere in between.

On Monday, Sept. 29, Sheng Dong will be on the Oregon Coast – at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, to be exact. This 5-member ensemble will lead their audience through two sets of stirring, unforgettable, unexplored territory, down the Silk Road with stops in Mongolia, Kazakhstan and India. A Moving Sound will perform a morning concert for the students of Taft 7-12, followed by a public performance that evening.

The evening show will begin at 7 pm in the LCCC auditorium, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Advance tickets are $20, with a $2 increase at the door. Youth ages 18 and under will be admitted free. Advance reservations are recommended.

This performance of Sheng Dong (A Moving Sound) has been made possible by support from the Oregon Arts Commission, WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation) and the National Endowment for the Arts. Lodging support, including a second nights’ stay that will make a school concert possible for north Lincoln County students, has been generously provided by Chinook Winds Casino Resort Hotel.

Umpteenth Annual Candidates Night  at The Spouting Horn September 30

Depoe Bay, OR, September 5, 2014—All national, state and local candidates are being invited to participate in the Umpteenth Annual Candidates Night, Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 pm at The Spouting Horn Restaurant in Depoe Bay. This longstanding tradition is hosted by Betty Taunton of The Spouting Horn and sponsored by the Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce.

“Candidates are encouraged to visit informally with those attending,” according to Betty Taunton, “and are permitted two minutes each to speak to the audience, which often numbers more than 200 people.”

The Spouting Horn is normally closed on Tuesdays. Doors will open at 6:15 pm for those attending the event, which will be in the upstairs dining room. The event is open to the public.

For information about the event, please contact the Chamber office, 541-765-2889.

October 2014

Kites Unleashed in Lincoln City this Fall Oct 4th and 5th 

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 Kites will be unleashed this fall at the D-River Wayside on October 4 and 5, 2014, during the 36th Annual Fall Kite Festival. Kite fliers, both professional and amateur, will descend upon the wayside both days and display some of the most colorful and striking “show kites” ever seen. The event is free and not to be missed!


The theme this year is Unleashed, and as the theme indicates, this festival is sure to be an exciting one. Activities such as the Running of the Bols, which is a footrace across the beach with each participant harnessed with parachute kites, or the Rok Battle, where fliers duke it out with Japanese-style Rokkaku kites, are sure to get your adrenaline pumping!


The event will run from 10am to 4pm each day. For more information on the Fall Kite Festival event schedule, contact the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit www.oregoncoast.org.


Professional Chefs Compete at Wild Mushroom Cook-Off Oct 11th 


Come and enjoy flavors of the fall on the Oregon Coast at the 6th Annual Wild Mushroom Cook-Off on Saturday October 11th. The Culinary Center, located on the fourth floor of City Hall (801 SW Highway 101), will host this cooking competition from 11am to 2pm. Professional chefs from around the Pacific Northwest region will craft their signature mushroom dishes to a panel of expert judges. Attendees can also take part by voting for their favorite dish, the People’s Choice Award.

Admission to the competition is free and tasting samples are available for $0.75 each. There will be a cooking demonstration, live music as well as beer, wine, and assorted treats. It is an event that is sure to delight your taste buds.

The Lincoln City Culinary Center hosts four annual cook-offs: Jambalaya, Fish Taco, Wild Mushroom and Chowder, each featuring some of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest. For more information about the Wild Mushroom Cook-Off contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit http://www.oregoncoast.org.

Thank you to the following Event Sponsors: Ace Hardware, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, The Coho Oceanfront Lodge, Ester Lee Hotel, Gomberg Kite Productions International, The Liberty Inn, Looking Glass Inn, The News Guard, Pelican Shores Inn, Shearwater Inn, Willamette Dental.
Treasure Hunters Get Ready for Finders Keepers


October is fast approaching, and treasure hunters are eager for the upcoming Finders Keepers season. This marks the 16th year of the promotion, which runs from October 18, 2014 through Memorial Day 2015.


2,015 official numbered glass floats will be carefully hidden daily along the 7-½ miles of beach in Lincoln City , from Roads End on the north side of town to Cutler City on the south end.  Floats can be found above the tide line and below the beach embankment, and will always be hidden during daylight hours.  If you find a float, you get to keep it!


Among the floats being dropped on opening weekend, beginning October 18th is an extra large one with a prize attached. This jumbo sized float will have a note with instructions on how to redeem your prize. One lucky treasure hunter will win a weekend getaway to Lincoln City complete with hotel accommodations, restaurant gift certificates, and the opportunity to blow your own custom float at the Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio.


As if daily float drops weren’t enough, keep an eye out for special glass art drops throughout the next several months, which will boost the total glass float count for this year to over 3,000.  These special drops will include a combination of antique Japanese glass floats, sand dollars, crabs and starfish.  For a schedule of upcoming drops visithttp://www.oregoncoast.org/finders-keepers/special-glass-art-drops.


“Visitors are very excited about Finders Keepers this fall and so are we,” says Scott Humpert, Public Relations Coordinator for the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau. “Our social media channels have been buzzing with activity. People can’t wait to start hunting for the glass floats. The best part of this promotion, thanks to social media avenues like Facebook and Twitter, is our visitors are sharing their found treasures online. It’s a special moment for them and they want to share that with others. We are proud to be a part of creating those memories.”


If you happen to find one of these glass treasures on the beach, make sure to share your photos of them via Facebook atwww.facebook.com/LincolnCityOregon or on Twitter using the tag @lcvcb and #FindersKeepers.


The official handcrafted Finders Keepers glass floats will be signed and numbered, and when they are found, they become collector’s items.  Bring your discovered treasure to the Visitors’ Center at 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City to receive your certificate of authenticity and a biographical sketch of the artist who created the float.  If you have limited mobility or are unable to walk on the beach due to disability, stop by and fill out an entry form a chance to win a glass float.


Finders Keepers is an annual promotion, which began in 1999, when a local artist first thought of glass floats as an intriguing way to launch the new millennium. Lincoln City sponsored the project, hosting the inaugural season in 1999-2000. Tourists continue to come from around the country to search for their own brightly colored, signed and numbered glass float.


In days gone by, visitors searching Oregon ‘s beaches often found treasures from the far-east: blown glass floats in intriguing shades of green and blue. Used by Japanese fishermen to float their nets, these spheres were as small as two inches or as large as two feet. They were collected, polished, and admired; the ultimate find for any dedicated beachcomber. Today fishing vessels around the world use buoyant plastic, making glass floats a rare find – except in Lincoln City where these treasures can be found every October through May during the Finders Keepers season.


For more information contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visitwww.oregoncoast.org


Thank you to the following Event Sponsors: Ace Hardware, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, The Coho Oceanfront Lodge, Ester Lee Hotel , Gomberg Kite Productions International, The Liberty Inn, Looking Glass Inn, The News Guard, Pelican Shores Inn, Shearwater Inn, Willamette Dental.


 2014 Schedules 

Tidepool Discovery Time at Yaquina Head


Newport, Ore.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area invites you to explore the tide pools at Cobble Beach . Use the calendar below for the month of May to find the best times for visiting and learning about the intertidal plants and animals that call Yaquina Head their home. Park Rangers will be roving Cobble Beach to provide orientation, answer questions and help you safely explore the tide pools.


The park entrance fee is $7.00/vehicle (3-Day Pass). Accepted passes include Yaquina Head Annual Pass , Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, and Federal Annual, Golden Age, Military, Access and Volunteer Passes .


The Yaquina Head Interpretive Center will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All other areas of the park will be open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. For more information about the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area contact the BLM at (541) 574-3100 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  


Additional information is available online at: http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/yaquina





Drum Circle on new schedule

The Newport Community Drum Circle will be moving to its regular twice monthly “summer” schedule on Tuesday [May 6] and meeting every first and third Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. through September.

The family friendly free drum circle meets year round in the glass enclosed gazebo at the City’s Don Davis Park at the west end of Olive Street across the street from the Newport Performing Arts Center. The drum circle will celebrate its seventh birthday this summer. 

All ages are welcome and no prior musical training or experience is required. There are always extra drums or other percussion instruments on hand to borrow. Seating is at the installed circular wooden benches in the gazebo, but organizers suggest bringing a stool or small folding chair during the summer when the seats fill up quickly.

Drum circle coordinator Chandler Davis said the sessions usually attract two to three dozen people this time of year (up to about 50). Participants range in age from toddler to nonagenarian, and represent nearly every social, ethnic, and economic category. The drum circle’s email newsletter has more than 600 subscribers and during the season the drum circle attracts casual visitors and visiting drummers from all over the world.

“The drum circle allows people without musical training an opportunity to participate in music rather than just be spectators, and it builds a sense of community by breaking down artificial barriers,” Davis said. “There are experienced drummers, as well, but the emphasis is always on cooperation and listening rather than musical perfection; our motto is: ‘In life and in music, everyone has something to contribute to the groove.’”

Davis facilitates the drumming and helps the drummers create group improvisations based on traditional song rhythms from West Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and other cultures. Solo improvising, freeform drumming, and “grandstanding” are discouraged. Alcohol, smoking, and other drug use is prohibited by both drum circle rules and city ordinances.

For more information contact Davis at chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-272-4615.


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Friday, March 14 “Ab Intra” (Latin “From Within”) opening reception, 5-7 pm Also titled: “An Eclectic Exhibition by 3 Women Artists”.  This show features Cynthia Jacobi, Frances Van Wert and Alice Martin, all of Newport, in an exhibition that presents their extremely different mediums and styles interwoven with a commonality of heart. Open through April 9. Saturday, March 15 World Music Series: Celtic, 7 pm (more info TBA) Sunday, March 23 Coffee Concert, 3 pm in the auditorium A series of casual Sunday matinee concerts, with varied programs in piano, voice and other instruments. Tickets are $10, including Cape Foulweather Coffee  and a complimentary pastry, with proceeds going to the LCCC. March 24-28 Third annual Festival of Illusions Bring a little magic to your spring break, at the LCCC. A week full of magic shows and camps, perfect for families and friends to enjoy together. Evening performances begin at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm). To purchase in advance, or to learn more about the weeklong camp experience for kids ages 8 and older, call 541-994-9994. Monday, March 24 — Joe Black Tuesday, March 25 – Steve Hamilton Wednesday, March 26 – Jeff Evans Thursday, March 27 – Cha Cha the Clown’s French Toast Circus Friday, March 28 – Lincoln City Community Talent Show March 31 Spring Labyrinth Walk, 4-7 pm The labyrinth is an ancient symbol, known in many cultures for thousands of years. In its simplest form, it is a meditation, walking a single path into the center and then following the same path back out to the beginning. There are no rules, other than to walk in silence and be respectful of your fellow walkers.  This particular labyrinth is offered through the generosity of the Congregational Church of Lincoln City-United Church of Christ. All are welcome. For more information, call 541-994-9994.

APRIL-DECEMBER 2014 Saturday, April 5 In Concert: Lauren Sheehan, 7 pm Sunday, April 6 Gospel Workshops by Lauren Sheehan, times TBA Friday, April 11 Opening reception for “The Bird Show” 5-7 pm Saturday, April 12 World Music Series, 7pm Saturday, April 19 Earth Day Festival Fri-Sat, April 25 & 26 Relay for Life Vendor Fair Saturday, May 3 World Music Series – Cinco de Mayo concert Sunday, May 4 Lincoln City Farmers Market moves outside Friday, May 9 Opening reception for Maude Wanker Retrospective, 5-7 pm Weds, May 14 The Stray Birds, 7 pm Friday, May 16 Theatreworks “Alexander”, Times TBA May 24-26 Monkeybugs Children’s Resale Thursday, May 29 Taft Jazz Night Fundraiser Friday, June 13 Opening reception for “Connections with Sitka” show, 5-7 pm June 16-21 Missoula Children’s Theatre, “Pinocchio” Monday, June 23 Summer Labyrinth Walk, 4-7 pm June 25-30 Siletz Bay Music Festival Friday, July 11 Summer Members’ Show opening reception, 5-7 pm Saturday, Aug. 2 The Urban Monroes, 7 pm Aug. 4-9 Missoula Children’s Theatre, “Blackbeard the Pirate” Friday, Aug. 8 Opening Reception for “The Casbah” show, 5-7 pm Aug. 23-24 Monkeybugs Children’s Resale Event Friday, Aug 29 Spinners Challenge Event Friday, Sept. 12 Opening reception for Jill Perry Townsend show, 5-7 pm Thursday, Sept. 18 Tunes in the Dunes Ukulele Concert Saturday, Sept 20 Cascadia Concert Opera, 7 pm Monday, Sept. 22 Fall Labyrinth Walk, 4-7 pm Saturday, Oct. 4 Artober Brewfest Friday, Oct. 10 Opening reception for Ben and Caroline Brooks’ show, 5-7 pm Sunday, Oct. 19 Lincoln City Farmers Market moves inside Saturday, Nov. 8 Native American Heritage Festival Friday, Nov. 14 Opening Reception, Native American Heritage show, 5-7 pm Friday, Nov. 28 Christmas Tree Lighting Event, 5-7 pm Friday, Dec. 12 Reception for David Jordan’s “New York Experience” 5-7 pm Sunday, Dec. 21 Cascade Head Scenic Research Area Concert Monday, Dec. 22 Winter Labyrinth Walk, 4 pm


Qi Gong, 10:30 am and 5 pm Wednesdays, 10:30 am Fridays, Dance Studio Lucas Drysdale will lead this class in qi gong, a Chinese discipline that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. Drysdale has studied the art for three decades, including a year spent in China on Wudang Mountain, and is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. Admission by donation, with all proceeds going to the LCCC. NEW! BY DONATION

Breath, Mantra & Meditation with Darlene, 9:45 am Mondays, Dance Studio Yoga Movement with Darlene, 10:30 am Mondays, Dance Studio Darlene Muller is a former bodybuilder and dancer who has studied yoga around the country and the world. She’s the founder and former owner of the Bikram Yoga College of India, in Eugene, where she taught hundreds of students in yoga practice as well as competition. Now, after working through physical issues of her own, Darlene is offering two courses in gentle, healing movement, every Monday morning in the LCCC Dance Studio. She’s donating all proceeds to the operating fund of the center.

NEW! Belly Dance, 10 am Tuesdays in the Dance Studio Our newest instructor is Dawn KC, who will teach isolations, veils, sword, zills, drum, cane, candle, tray and goblet dancing, while exploring Turkish, Egyptian and other belly dance styles. Dancers should wear a skirt and a top that shows movement in the chest. Rates still TBA, for details write to Dawn at dawnsturgeon@hotmail.com.

NEW! Weight Loss Challenge, 5 pm Tuesdays in the Downstairs Classroom Loene Loan is leading this weight challenge program, with low impact exercise and diet support. For details or to sign up in advance, call Loene at 541-614-0683. NEW!

Intro to Sculpting, 10 am to noon every Saturday (through Dec. 21) Come have fun in our 2-hour, hands-on introductory class, held inside the sculptor’s studio at the LCCC. Your guides will be artists Jill Perry Townsend and Marlene Parkes. $20 per session, with clay and tools included.

LCCC Textile Center Operated by volunteers Lyle and Arlene Gowing, and featuring a wide variety of looms, yarns and books. Any day is subject to being open, by mutual agreement. To learn more, call the Gowings at 541-992-5150. Or drop by in one of the following days: Sunday During the Sunday Farmers & Crafters Market Monday By Appointment Tuesday By Appointment Wednesday 6 pm to ??? Fiber Arts Radical Teachers & Students get-together Thursday 10 am to 4 pm Friday 10 am to 4 pm Saturday By Appointment

BALLET & DANCE OF LINCOLN CITY Dance promotes confidence, respect and healthy body alignment – and it’s a whole lot of fun. Instructor Nicole O’Brien has studied all over the country, and toured internationally with the Helander Dance Company before moving to Lincoln City five years ago. As a teacher, she believes in a positive and encouraging class that develops through hard work and dedication. Classes range from $48 to $74 per three-month quarter.  For enrollment and registration information, call her at 541-921-5918. Tuesdays 3 pm Itty Bitty Ballet (age 3) 4 pm Pre-ballet (ages 4-5) 5 pm Ballet 1 (ages 6-8) 6 pm Jazz 1 (6 & up) 7 pm Contemporary (teen/adult) Thursdays 3:30 pm Pre-ballet (ages 4-5) 4:30 pm Ballet 1 (ages 6-8) 5:30 pm Jazz 2 (ages 9 and up) 6:30 pm Ballet 2 (9 & up)

ZUMBA WITH TINA To learn more, contact Tina Marshall, 541-921-8353, Mondays and Wednesdays — 6:15-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays (NEW!), Fridays and Saturdays – 8:45-9:45 a.m. $7/class drop in, or $50 for a 10-punch card

LCCC Ceramics Studio The Oregon Coast Community College has announced that Ben Brooks’ introductory and advanced ceramics classes will be in the spring term, Mondays and Wednesdays at the LCCC. Ben is also offering quarterly non-credit classes starting in January. To learn more or register, call 575-621-4199 or write to mail@brookspottery.com.

Encouraging Healthy Weighs – Every Monday at the LCCC — Lose weight and be healthy in a fun and caring way Weigh in at 5 pm, Class from 5:30 to 6:15 pm, $20/month (drop-ins welcome, $5/class) For more info or to pre-register, call Janet at 541-764-8917. 

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YAAP Presents Lightroom and Critiquing and Judging Programs starting Jan 6th (first Monday of the month program)

NOCTURNAL CASCADES - copyright Vern Bartley
The Yaquina Art Association Photographers will be presenting monthly instructional programs that are open to the community to participate in. Vern Bartley is the program chair this year for the YAAP and has lined up First Monday of the Month programs that will be beneficial to photographers in the area. The YAAP meets on the first and third Mondays from 7-8:30 pm in the upstairs classroom of the Visual Art Center located in the Nye Beach turnaround in Newport , Oregon .

Catch Your Dinner in Lincoln City from April through September 2014

 Stop by Siletz Bay and catch your own dinner.  From April through September 2014 the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau is offering free crabbing and clamming clinics led by local expert Bill Lackner.

The Siletz Bay at the south edge of Lincoln City is a prime spot for crabbing and clamming. The clinics provide participants with information and hands-on experience regarding regulations, harvesting methods, identification, and cleaning and cooking techniques.

The clamming clinics begin with a presentation at the Driftwood Public Library, followed by a hands-on group clam digging excursion during low tide.  Crabbing clinics take place from the shore of the bay and each participant is allowed to crab with up to three devices.

These free clinics are open to everyone and no registration is required.  “We thank the Driftwood Library and the City of Lincoln City for giving us the opportunity to share the wonderful bounty that Siletz Bay has to offer,” said Bill Lackner, local clamming and crabbing expert and clinic instructor.

Each participant over the age of 14 is required to have a shellfish license, which are available at several locations throughout Lincoln City .  Participants may bring their own harvesting tools or may purchase them on-site the day of the clinic.

 Special clinics may be arranged for large groups, which can be set up through the Visitor & Convention Bureau.

 For further information, contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visithttp://www.oregoncoast.org/crabbing-and-clamming-clinics.

 2014 Clamming & Crabbing Clinic Schedule:

 Clamming Clinic Dates:

April 18, 2014 (Fri.) @ 10:15am

May 9, 2014 (Fri.) @ 2:15pm

June 6, 2014 (Fri.) @ 12:30pm

June 20, 2014 (Fri.) @ 12:30pm

August 1, 2014 (Fri.) @ 10:15am

August 6, 2014 (Weds.) @ 2:00pm

August 15, 2014 (Fri.) @ 10:15 am

August 20, 2014 (Weds.) @ 3:00pm

September 19. 2014 (Fri.) @ 3:30pm

 Participants of the clamming clinics should meet at the Driftwood Public Library located at 801 SW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City on the date and time listed above.

 Crabbing Clinic Dates:

April 16, 2014 (Weds.) @ 9:00am

May 16, 2014 (Fri.) @ 9:00am

June 13, 2014 (Fri.) @ 8:00am

July 16, 2014 (Weds.) @ 10:30am

September 12, 2014 (Fri.) @ 8:45pm

Participants on the crabbing clinics should meet at the pavilion located at the end of SW 51st St in the historic Taft District in Lincoln City on the date and time listed above.

One response to “Upcoming Events

  1. I’m putting on this race in Lincoln City to benefit North Lincoln Fire and Rescue.


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