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April 2014

Lincoln City Community Days April 19th -26th

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Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising square

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising will perform Saturday, April 19 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Earth Day Festival and 7 p.m. in concert. The Earth Day Festival performance will be free. The two-set evening concert is $13 in advance; $15 at the door. The band performs roots and folk music in a creatively unique style.

The band is all about the stories, and stories are what you get with their original material, culled from their individual and collective observations of life. Whether it’s the high mournful old-country sound of Dennis Nelson, the storytelling baritone of Tom Tower, the vocal and instrumental virtuosity of Tim Crosby or the high energy sincerity of Kathy Boyd herself, this band offers something for everyone.

With four successful CDs receiving international airplay, this group of songwriters currently boasts the​ 2008 Roots Music Association Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year award (Dennis Nelson) and the winner of the $10,000 2010 International City Love Music Contest (Tom Tower). The group’s gospel CD “Walk Humbly” reached #62 on the Roots Music Airplay Chart.

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising offers a show of original roots music that is family friendly and outstandingly entertaining. These folks are all natural teachers whose talents include workshops, slow jams, school assemblies, and other venues.

Well known throughout the Northwest for her art.

Guided plant walk scheduled at Cape Perpetua April 19th 

Join Siuslaw National Forest botanist, Marty Stein, on a one and a half hour guided plant walk at Cape Perpetua on Saturday, April 19. The walk will start at 1:30 p.m. and will cover the wonders of skunk cabbage, quirks of pollination and other stories about native plants on the Oregon Coast . “Marty is passionate about protecting native plants, controlling noxious weeds and the Siuslaw National Forest’s mission to restore natural habitats,” notes Lori Robertson, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center Director. “He wants to promote better understanding of the role of native plants in the environment and is happy to answer visitor questions” she adds.To secure a place on this hike please call 541-547-3289. The hike will be limited to the first 15 people to sign-up. If unpredictable weather prohibits an outside excursion, Stein will discuss plants on display inside the Visitor Center .Stein has been a botanist with the Siuslaw National Forest for nine years. Prior to that, he worked at various National Forests throughout Oregon and Washington . He received his education at the University of Massachusetts .A $5 day-use pass is required at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Several annual passes are also available to meet a variety of circumstances, if you plan on staying longer or visit often. There is no cost for the walk and discussion.Cape Perpetua Visitor Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily during the springtime. Overnight parking is not allowed at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center or the Devil’s Churn parking lot. For more information, please call the Visitor Center at 541-547-3289 or visit us on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw. You can also follow us at twitter.com/SiuslawNF and www.facebook.com/DiscoverCapePerpetua.



PHOTO: RedElderberryàRed Elderberry is one of the native plants visitors will learn more about on this guided hike.





Annual Banquet & Balloon Auction Set for April 19

  Table Reservations and tickets are now on sale for the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce’s annual Banquet and Balloon Auction to be held on April 19, 2014 at the Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn. With over 250 Chamber Members attending this event, it’s a great opportunity to advertise your business. At the same time, it’s a way to treat yourself, your employees& friends to an evening filled with fun. You will be served a fabulous dinner and have the opportunity to bid on hundreds of silent auction and live auction items that include vacation packages, tickets to sporting events, golf vacations and much, much more.


With a theme of “Jewel of the Nile ” the event promises to be an extravagantly fun night! Come as you are or dress in your favorite Ancient Egyptian – inspired garb. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes.


Ticket prices include $45/individual or $395/table of eight. Purchasing a table includes eight tickets, sponsorship recognition and table advertising for your company. “Retain Commissioner Hunt” has already secured the first Table Sponsorship! Hurry, tables are limited. 


Donations from merchants are being requested for the silent and live auction. No donation is too small or too large. The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the organizations who have already donated. For those interested in purchasing tickets, reserving a table and/or donating to the event, please contact the Chamber Office (541) 265-8801 or sheena@newportchamber.org.


Newport Lions Annual waster Egg Hunt April 19th 00001



2014 Depoe Bay Crab Feed & Classic Wooden Boat ShowSat-Sun April 19-20

Depoe Bay is hosting its annual Crab Feed, Classic Wooden Boat Show and Ducky Derby at the bay front, with food and fun for all.

Dinners of locally caught Dungeness crab with all the trimmings will be served at the Community Hall on both Saturday April 19 and Sunday April 20.  Indoor and outdoor dining options and a beer garden will be available.  Whole crab meals will be $20 and half crab meals $15.

The 20th Annual Wooden Boat Show at “the world’s smallest harbor” will feature forty exhibits of both vintage and modern vessels from all over the Northwest. Admission is free. A free model boat building demonstration will provide both the young and young-at-heart with the opportunity to build their own model.

Hundreds of colorful bathtub ducks will be released to race into the harbor Sunday afternoon for the Ducky Derby.  Buy a ticket for a chance to win great prizes provided by Depoe Bay merchants, including clothing, food and an authentic centuries-old silver shipwreck treasure coin.

Depoe Bay’s U.S. Coast Guard station will open its doors to tours of its patrol and rescue boats stationed in “the world’s smallest harbor”.  If you’ve ever wondered what its like to be on the Pacific with the Coast Guard, this is your opportunity!

Thanks to a resident pod of gray whales, Depoe Bay enjoys near year-round whale watching and has become known as “Oregon’s whale watching capitol”.  At the Whale Watching Center park rangers are ready to help spot gray whales.  The center is open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM and admission is free.

Spotlight of John and Alana Williams at YAA gallery April 19th threw May 1st 

Drift Creek Suspension Bridge by John Williams

 The Yaquina Art Association’s spotlight show will feature the photographs of John Williams and the paintings of his wife, Alana Williams.  The showing will begin Saturday April 19 th and runs to Friday May 1st.  The Gallery is located at the foot of the Nye beach turnaround at 789 NW Beach Dr .  Hours are 11am to 4pm daily.

 Alana  Williams  has  always  been  creative;  beginning  with  pottery,  later  moving  on  to Decorative Painting, and then five years ago she joined the Yaquina Art Association and took her first  watercolor classes.   Since  then  she  has  been devoting  all  her  time  painting in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. She is showing several examples in this Spotlight.

 John Williams photography reflects  his  attraction  to  coastal  subjects  having  growing  up  on  the Northern  California   coast  in  a  commercial  fishing  family.   He  became  interested  in photography in his  teens but  it  was observing Ansel  Adams photographing the Coast of Mendocino County that influenced him the most.  The techniques that Adams used changed the way John approaches his own picture making.  After a 40 year career as an Electrical Engineer he is now able to devote his time to photography and wood turning.  He has been turning for more than 30 years and many of his items are on display in the YAA gallery during this spotlight show.


My Sisters’ Place holds Spring Women’s Fair April 23rd

My Sisters’ Place will hold a Women’s Fair on April 23, from 5-7 pm, at Newport’s First Presbyterian Church. The event encourages and highlights women in business. At the same time, it will raise funds for My Sisters’ Place to continue offering services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Lincoln County.

Economic independence is a major contributing factor to the likelihood that a woman will leave, and stay safe from, domestic violence. My Sisters’ Place is proud to be a part of this event, and hopes that women will attend, network, support women in business, and perhaps find a source of income through one or more of the network marketing opportunities available at the fair.

For more information about booths, call Theresa Wisner at 541 270 3870. Questions about the fair can go to Wisner or to My Sisters’ Place at 541 574 9424, or on the web at mysistersplace.us. The suggested, but not required, donation is $3.00.

My Sisters’ Place is Lincoln County’s domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking prevention and intervention agency, and has served Lincoln County since 1980 through education, shelter and advocacy.



Oregon author Bob Welch comes to Newport Thursday, April 24, to talk about Newport Reads! selection, Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. followed by book signing in the auditorium of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.


Welch is the award-winning writer of nearly 2000 columns for the Eugene Register-Guard and 15 books. Books are available at the library, local book stores are selling them, and copies will be for sale after the talk.





Two week Spotlight show at the YAA on Ginger Raia Open untill April 25th 

From the Sea with Love by Ginger Raia

There will be a two week spotlight show on artisan Ginger Raia at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery from April 12-25, 2014.  The gallery is located at 789 NW Beach Dr in the Nye Beach Turnaround in Newport , Oregon .  The gallery is open from 11 am to 4 pm daily.

 Ginger has been been working in clay for about 20 years. She has painted for about 40 years. She enjoyed traveled with a touring art group for two of those years where they  set up in malls and painted while showing art work. She spent thirteen years making jewelry which she marketed in San Francisco at the Paris Connection while still doing her other art.  She loves working with many different materials.  She says, “.All of my work is done in and with joy and celebration of life. Many of these pieces are humorous  and fun.”

 She has a strong philosophy that learning never stops.  She continues to attend many workshops at Sitka . She finds art in every form, enjoyable…and is once again showing her work to the public after semi retiring from having her work in other art galleries.  Ginger was born in Corvallis and now resides in Lincoln City .  She has lived from one coast to the other as well as in Hawaii .  Her hobbies include painting, sculpting, writing and people studies.  She finds peace and joy in her art.  She has enjoyed traveling and says Thailand was her favorite vacation place with its beauty in their temples and everywhere she looks. She has traveled a great deal helping as a psychic in working on homicides, burglaries, and missing persons cases.

“Anything Goes — Glories of Spring” concert presented by Central Coast Chorale April 26th and 27th 


  Three separate “Gloria” pieces highlight the spring concert “Anything Goes–Glories of Spring” presented by the Central Coast Chorale. Come join the celebration Saturday, April 26 in Yachats or Sunday, April 27 in Newport .

Italian Renaissance composer Palestrina, early romantic Franz Schubert, and contemporary John Rutter, each give their renditions of “Gloria,” a celebratory passage from a standard mass. Contemporary compositions “Song of Athene” by John Tavener and “Nox Aurumque” by chorale favorite Eric Whitacre will also be performed. A couple pieces from Women of Note will complete the program. For the Yachats concert, the program will be modified slightly to include a number of spirituals that were well-received during the chorale’s March Mardi Gras performance.

The Saturday show starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 West 7th Street in Yachats. The Newport First Presbyterian Church at 227 NE 12th St. will host the Sunday program starting at 4:00 p.m. Admission will be accepted at the door with a suggested donation of $10.The mass is a sacred choral composition that sets the Eucharistic liturgy, generally performed in Latin, to music. The words and structure of a mass haven’t changed for centuries regardless of the composer. There are six sections to a mass, of which the Gloria is a celebratory passage praising God and Christ. “Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.” Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will. “Singing the same words in compositions written by three different composers enables the singers and listeners to hear the stylistic differences in the three periods of music,” says Dr. Mary Lee Scoville, director of the chorale and music teacher at Oregon Coast Community College . “Palestrina wrote this Mass setting in the sixteenth century when polyphonic or linear music was at its peak. The Schubert setting illustrates the lush harmonies and dynamic contrasts so typical of the Romantic period, and the Rutter Gloria is filled with the contemporary idioms of dissonance, driving rhythm, and angular melodies.”The Palestrina Gloria is part of a mass composed to honor Pope Marcellus II. Traditionally this mass is performed at every papal coronation since the mid 1500’s. The Central Coast Chorale has been directed by Dr. Scoville since its inception in 1997 and is dedicated to providing the community with quality music that entertains and educates. For more information, contact Scoville at 541-563-6830.


 Salem Youth Symphony Philharmonia Orchestra (SYSPO) Concert April 28th 

 Salem Youth Symphony Philharmonia Orchestra (SYSPO) Concert will take place on Monday, April 28th, 7:00pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center.  Conducted by SYSPO’s Jon Harris-Clippinger, this full orchestra features more than 50 middle and high school students from the Salem area, as well as 12 students from the Oregon Coast .  The concert includes a selection from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, plus Offenbach ’s spirited Galop from his work Orpheus and the Underworld. Admission is by donation.

Nestucca High School Presents “Singing in the Rain” April 30th And May 2nd and 3rd 

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Catch Your Dinner in Lincoln City from April threw 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.



May 2014

Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC) Spring Concert May 3rd 

Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC) Spring Concert will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, 7:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport .  The Newport Youth Symphony, conducted by Kathy Follett, will perform Beethoven’s 1st Symphony.  In addition, Barbara Wilcox will conduct the Overture Strings group of beginner players in a selection of pieces.  Admission is by donation.

Come support and appreciate our local youth musician

Poker for Pets Event to Benefit Lincoln County Animal Shelter May 3rd


On Saturday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. the Newport Young Professionals will be hosting a social, networking and community service event entitled “Poker for Pets.” All Young Professionals of Lincoln County are invited. The gathering will be held at the Embarcadero Resort on Newport ’s Historic Bayfront. The “buy in” to the game will be donations to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. For example, one bag of pet food may be exchanged for twenty chips, collars and leashes for one hundred chips, and a box of flea medicine for two hundred and fifty chips. The Yo-Pros would like to make a contribution to the community’s animal shelter. Please join them for an evening of poker games provided by Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Appetizers and a no-host bar will be provided. Interested parties are asked to RSVP to the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce office by calling (541) 265-8801 or by email to Bobbi@newportchamber.org. Limited space is available.

“FRAMEWORK FOR FEATHERS” At the Chessman Gallery, LCCC OPEN untill MAY 5TH

Framework chessman nest by Karon White

Spring is here, and with it comes an art show in honor of birds. The Chessman Gallery is presenting this month-long exhibition, with reverse painting on repurposed windows by Evan Peterson and wood carved birds by Jon “Andy” Anderson and giant, nest sculptures by Karen White.

This show, entitled “Framework for Feathers” kicks off with an opening reception from 5-7 pm on Friday, April 11, and runs through Monday, May 5, at the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. As a tribute to our rich and diverse bird population on the coast, this show will present diverse techniques and textures, crafted into the images of birds and their habitats.

Evan Peterson is an up-and-coming figurative painter who moved from Minnesota to the Oregon Coast 12 years ago. Living in the small community of Newport has inspired this self-taught artist to draw from the rich culture and the amazing natural surroundings using repurposed windows and raw materials. Peterson renders his paintings in reverse on glass, combining intricate details with a loose style to reveal bold, expressive images. His technique is unconventional and beautifully complicated. His work has been shown all over Newport, including the Newport Visual Arts Center’s Runyan Gallery, as well as the Madsen Gallery in Seattle, Beppu Wiarda Gallery in Portland, Enso Gallery in Half Moon Bay, Calif., and more.
Jon “Andy” Anderson was born in Montana. He grew up with nature, hunting and fishing with his family. He chose a career in the Air Force and was stationed at Scott AFB, Illinois, when his interest in woodcarving was kindled. It was in the early 1980s, while tagging along with his wife to numerous art fairs that he kept running into one particular wood carver. He said to his wife, “I’d like to do that.” Then shortly after taking his first woodcarving class, he was hooked. Within a couple of years he was transferred to the East Coast, the epicenter of decoy woodcarving, and had the opportunity to further his education by taking classes and attending woodcarving shows. Anderson began carving birds, specifically ducks, and a few years later became interested in songbirds and relief carving. He then moved to the West Coast and began carving fish, which have been his focus for the last several years. He has entered his carvings in many competitions and received numerous awards and has taught classes and judged woodcarving shows throughout the US and Canada. Currently he carves for family and friends, with the occasional commission. Anderson says that, “wood sculpture has been a high point in my life as it and the wood sculpting folks are the most friendly and helpful anyone could experience. With the support of my best friend and wife, Christine, I could not have wished for a better life.”
As a sculptural artist in the Pacific Northwest, Karen White has developed a rare and wonderful process that includes natural elements, such as sticks and branches, as well as ecology and community involvement in her art. She examines and ponders natural elements around her, fully appreciating their balance, structure, beauty and diversity and then she constructs sculptural forms, usually of large dimension, using items from nature and often the help of groups of people. There is a firm connection to nature in this process for both White and for those that experience this process with her. She says, “In examining and collecting individual elements, I began to create works of assembled materials that emulate the transformations of nature and intuitively celebrate the patterns and cycles I witnessed. As a result, my artwork became a conduit to connect with communities and the natural world.”
Although she is now living in Washington, White is known to many on the Oregon Coast for her years spent as the caretaker of the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and her work in education at the Nehalem Cultural Center. Many of White’s public art pieces are in the form of giant birds’ nests, including the 5-foot wide nest she has made for “Framework for Feathers” at the Chessman Gallery. Karen White believes that, “The decision to create installa

Indian Fair set for May 10th 

“SHARING OUR CULTURE, EDUCATING OUR COMMUNITY” is the theme for the Indian Fair set to take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Sponsored by The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society and Chinook Winds Casino Resort in cooperation with the Siletz Tribal Culture Department, the fair will be held at the National Guard Armory located at 541 SW Coast Hwy , Newport , Oregon . Everyone is invited to attend this free event from noon to 5pm.The 2014 Indian Fair celebrates the 99th anniversary of the very first Indian Fair that was held in Siletz in 1915 and will be reminiscent of those earlier Indian Fairs as a time of sharing traditions, history and culture.Displays of regalia, baskets and other art forms, both historic and contemporary will be available for viewing. Tribal programs will share the new and exciting ways that the Siletz Tribal culture is being taught and practiced in today’s world including: healthy lifestyles that are part of the cultural heritage of the Tribe; conservation of resources and the land; teaching of native language, and many other aspects. A wide array of items created by Native artists and crafts people will be on sale and, of course, Indian Tacos & Fry Bread will be available to delight the tastebuds.This year’s fair will be an attempt to begin the revival of what was once a hugely successful example of Siletz tribal talent and will continue expand each and every year, with new events and categories implemented as it grows.The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society (STAHS), a non-profit organization, was formed in 2011.  Its’ mission is to support and promote the practice, conservation and restoration of the tribal cultures of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians.

                                                                                       Call (541) 351-8663 for further information.



LINCOLN CITY, OR.—A blast of the best in folk, fiddle, and mandolin comes to the Lincoln City Cultural Center Wednesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. when The Stray Birds, Christian Sedelmyer and Dave Goldenberg team up for a rousing concert.

Stray Birds brick wallWhen The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. Maya de Vitry, Oliver Craven and Charles Meunch make up the trio.

Their full-length debut, “The Stray Birds,” was lauded by radio stations and listeners across the country and named to the Top 10 Folk/Americana Releases of 2012 by NPR. Passionate live performances led to appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival



Christian-Sedelmyer-TuningChristian Sedelmyer , a formidable combination of passion, ambition, innovation, and talent, exemplifies a new generation of musicians.  A five-string fiddle player and composer who is influenced in equal part by Neil Young and Stuart Duncan, Christian’s unique and progressive improvisational ideas, technical facility, and ardent musicianship have garnered him a strong reputation in Nashville, where he now makes his home.

It was in Nashville that he discovered music truly made for the instrument he had already fallen in love with: bluegrass, old-time, country, acoustic folk, and other world fiddle traditions.  He eagerly immersed himself in these styles, learning from recordings of the greats and jamming with his peers.

A now increasingly in-demand sideman and session player, he has performed or recorded with Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Jerry Douglas, Darrell Scott, and many others. In early 2012, he started the band 10 String Symphony with fellow fiddle player, vocalist and clawhammer banjo player Rachel Baiman. Their debut album was released in November 2012. He has composed original music for Disney, appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and NPR’s Says You! performed several times at MerleFest, and toured Australia and New Zealand as a member of The New Worlds.

Christian’s most recent original project includes duo instrumental compositions and recordings with mandolinist Dave Goldenberg. They have been touring together in Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys, showcasing their duo arrangements as part of each show.

Dave GoldenbergDave Goldenberg combines traditional bluegrass with influences from jazz, classical, and world music. He has performed with Dogwood Dance Craze, Bradford Lee Folk, the New Worlds, Nora Jane Struthers and the Bootleggers, and Christian Sedelmyer, He is the 2011winner of the Rockygrass Mandolin Contest and the Telluride Band Contest in 2010.

Dave is one of the most open-minded mandolin players living in North America today.  As one of the first mandolin graduates of the prestigious Berkley College of Music, he has embraced and been exposed to a variety of music.  He has spent many years studying bluegrass and old time music, which in many ways, still informs what he does today.

Tickets for this triad performance are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard, call 541-994-9994.

The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, classes, and visitor information inside the former DeLake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.

If you love guitar, don’t miss the Paul Chasman, Terry Robb and Albert Reda concert Saturday, May 31, 7 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Chasman and Robb are guitar virtuosos, and Albert Reda excels at bass.
Paul ChasmanChasman’s musical career has spanned nearly forty years.  He came to Portland, Oregon in 1969, where he played in a number of blues and bluegrass bands, most notably the Heavy Gauge String Band.
Chasman has also composed music for the guitar, melding jazz, classical, and folk idioms into his own unique style. He developed a system for harmonics on the guitar, cascading, bell-like tones, which he utilized throughout entire pieces in ways that had never been done before.  Guitar Player Magazine called him “one of the most deft harmonics practitioners,” and called his harmonics technique “simply astounding.”
Beginning in 1998, Chasman spent a particularly productive decade on the Oregon coast where he composed music for guitar and cello, the outcome being three CD’s: Sonatas No. 1 and 2, “Songs from the Bay,” and “I Hope.” Chasman also helped found the Acoustic Guitar Summit featuring Paul, Terry Robb, Mark Hanson, and Doug Smith.  During Paul’s nine-year association with the Summit, they played for packed auditoriums in Oregon, Washington, and California, were featured several times on NPR, and recorded two highly acclaimed CD’s.

Terry RobbGuitar virtuoso Robb – multiple winner of the Cascade Blues Association’s Muddy Award – is one of the most heralded players of the flourishing Pacific Northwest blues scene. “Resting Place,” his debut album with Yellow Dog Records, features well-chosen covers that compliment Robb’s originals, echoing a broad swath of roots legends such as Merle Travis, Joe Callicott, Reverend Gary Davis, Lightning Hopkins, and John Fahey.

A member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame Robb is an icon of the vibrant Pacific Northwest music scene. In 2011, after winning the Muddy award for best acoustic guitar an unprecedented 19 consecutive years, the Cascade Blues Association honored him with a namesake award, The Terry Robb Acoustic Guitar Muddy Award, which is bestowed annually on a Northwest guitarist.

Robb has traveled to Memphis for a dream recording session with engineer Roland Janes (Jerry Lee Lewis) – linchpin of hundreds of Sun Records and Sam Phillips recording sessions. Anchoring the date were some of Memphis’ finest: drummer Willie Hall (Isaac Hayes, The Blues Brothers, The Bo-Keys), bassist Paul Taylor (North Mississippi Allstars), and keyboard man Charlie Wood (B.B. King, The Bo-Keys).

Albert RedaReda has been honored by the Cascade Blues Association with eleven Muddy awards including best bass player. He was recently inducted into the CBA Muddy Award Hall of Fame. Reda has performed nationally with many artists and notably at the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival with Honeyboy Edwards.

Tickets for this event are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets with Visa or MasterCard, call 541-994-9994.

The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, classes, and visitor information inside the former DeLake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.

2014 Schedules 

 Lincoln City Cultural Center & Visitor Info Center                                                                                            


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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                                                                                                  2014 EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


March 28&29 Rodney Carrington 21-and-older show (On sale now), $25-$40, 8pm

April 25&26 The Beach Boys (On sale January 25), $33.50-$48.50, 8pm

May 9&10 Paul Rodgers (On sale February 9), $35-$50, 8pm

Tickets go on sale 90 days in advance.

For more information, or to obtain tickets, call 1-888-MAIN-ACT (624-6228) or 541-996-5825.  Website:




March 15 Cosmic Bingo


Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Open 24 hours everyday

Aces Bar & Grill

Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm

Friday 10am-11pm

Saturday 8am-11pm Sunday 8am-10pm

Chinook’s Seafood Grill


Sunday-Thursday 7am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 7am-12am


Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm

Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm

Chinook Winds Casino Hotel

Check-in begins 4pm Check-out 11am

Double Down Coffee and Espresso

Sunday-Saturday 6am-6pm

Euchre Creek Deli

Open 24 hours everyday

Fitness Center at Chinook Winds Golf Resort

MondayFriday 5am-10pm

Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm

Games Galore Arcade

Sunday-Thursday 8am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 9am-12am

Gift Shop

Sunday-Thursday 9am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 9am-11pm

Keno Lounge S

unday-Thursday 9am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 9am-11pm

Lucky Shots Lounge

Sunday-Saturday 9am-1:30am

PlayPalace Childcare

Sunday-Thursday 7am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 7am-12am

Poker Room

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Opens 12pm

Tuesday Opens 10am Friday Opens 9am Saturday and Sunday Opens 11am

Pro Shop at Chinook Winds Golf Resort

Sunday- Saturday 8am-6pm

Quarter Café

Sunday-Thursday 10am-9pm Friday-Saturday 9am-12am

Rogue River Steakhouse


Sunday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Closed 4:30pm-5:00pm daily for  transition to dinner service


Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm

Friday-Saturday 11am-1:30am

Siletz Bay Buffet

Breakfast Daily 8am-11am

Lunch Daily 11:30am-:30pm

Sunday-Thursday Dinner Daily 4:30pm-9pm


Dinner Daily 4:30pm-10pm

Closed 11:00am-11:30am and 3:30pm-4:00pm daily for

transition to lunch and dinner services

Siletz Bay Buffet Sunday Brunch  Sunday Brunch 8:30am-3:30pm

$19.95 per person, $5 upcharge includes Champagne.

$1 discount for seniors.


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 .

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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