Community Center, in Otis, will present their monthly community breakfast on Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 8:00 AM until noon. The Community Center is located on Wayside Loop off Panther Creek Road, Otis. Follow the signs. All are welcome. For further information please call 541-994-8222.
The Celtic Heritage Alliance of Newport will hold its 4th Annual Robert Burns Supper 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24th at the Shilo Inn Ballroom as a fundraiser for its Celtic Festival & Highland Games coming up in June. Tickets are $40 each with $20 for the optional Scotch tasting and are available through January 23rd. This fanciful evening includes a multi-course dinner, live entertainment, and a fun filled evening of verse, song, humor and trivia in honor of Scotland’s pre-eminent poet, Robert Burns. For more information, call 541-961-7696 or purchase tickets online at newport celtic festival dot com.
There will be a two week spotlight show featuring the artwork of the Yaquina Art Association watercolor class from December 27th through January 9th, 2015. The Spotlight show will feature the works of 18-21 artists and will be shown in the YAA Gallery at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport, Oregon.
The Watercolor class meets on Monday mornings from 9-11:30 am in the upstairs classroom of the Visual Art Center off the Nye Beach turnaround. They encourage new members or visitors. There are usually 18-21 artists there to watch and learn from. The artists volunteer to take turns teaching the class. At the end of each class, those wishing for instructional critiques can receive helpful tips to improve their skills. There are 13 regular members that take turns teaching. Drop ins are welcome and the class has a few supplies available to loan. They also have watercolor paper for purchase at a very reasonable price. YAA is dedicated to furthering the arts and provides free classes to members of YAA.
The class times are as follows:
Monday: Watercolor 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday: Oil and acrylic 9-11 p.m. China painting 2:00-3:30 p.m. Clay 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Color pencil/drawing 9-11 a.m.
Thursday: Pastel 10 a.m.-noon
Photography Club: First and third Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m.
On Thursday, December 18 Dr. Richard Brodeur will present “Jellyfish: More than Just Slime”. Dr. Brodeur is a reknowned research fishery biologist with NOAA Fisheries at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. He will talk about jellyfish life history and ecology, the positive and negative effects jellyfish have on humans, and also how changing ocean conditions may favor continued increases in jellyfish blooms. This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD. The presentation is free. Everyone is welcome! For more info, call 541-265-2965.
Forty-five minute consultations will be available with Stacey Mealer, Attorney at law, to answer your legal questions. Topics available for discussion or review: Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Medicaid, Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Probate. Stacey will be providing invaluable information on all those important documents that help you stay in control of your own affairs and ensure that your personal wishes are carried out. Call the 60+ Activity Center for appointment availability at 541-265-9617, or stop in and see us at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport.
Come and enjoy the fun dancing to music of the Swing Era performed by the Lincoln Pops Swing Band on Thursday, December 18th from 7 to 10 PM at the Gleneden Beach Community Club located at 110 Azalea. Admission is $6 or $3 for students. For information call: 541-272-9597
Jingle Bell Jog at The Lincoln City Community Center
Jingle Bell Jog is Dec. 20 at the Lincoln City Community Center. Dig out those reindeer antlers, elf shoes and Santa suits and join your family and friends for the 3nd annual 5K Jingle Bell Jog/Walk hosted by the Lincoln City Recreation Department. The Jingle Bell Jog is open to runners, joggers, walkers, strollers and pets. Costumes are recommended but optional. The run/walk will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, rain or shine at the Lincoln City Community Center. On-line registration is now open at race roster dot com. The cost through Dec. 21 is $15 for the race only or $25 with the commemorative beanie hat. Day of race registration starts at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 20, and the cost will be $20 or $30 with the beanie hat. For more information call 541-994-2131 or see http://www.lincolncity.org.
Dive-In Movie Time at The Lincoln City Pool
It’s Dive-In move time again at the Lincoln City Pool. A film (to be announced) will be shown on the “big screen” natatorium wall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. The cost of admission is $2.25 for youth age 17 and under, and $3.25 for adults ($5.50 for non-resident adults). Swimmers are invited to bring inner tubes, air mattresses or other floatation devices to lounge on while enjoying the movie. Concessions will be available, too.
The pool is located at the Lincoln City Community Center. For more information call 541-994-2131/
Holiday Hours: The Lincoln City Community Center
The Lincoln City Community Center will be closed Dec. 25 for Christmas however, Operation Christmas Spirit volunteers will be serving a free holiday dinner from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the large meeting room. The Center will also close at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve. Hours on Thursday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day, will be 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Special recreation swims will be held throughout the holiday break at the Community Center. Rec swims will take place 1:30-3:30 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. daily except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. For a complete schedule call 541-994-2131.
Lincoln City Community Center Basketball Registration Deadlines
Registration deadlines are just around the corner for the 1st-4th grade coed youth basketball league and the 7th/8th grade boys county654-wide basketball league sponsored by the Lincoln City Recreation Department.
1st – 4th grade boys and girls must register by Friday, Dec. 12. The fee is $35 for Lincoln City residents and $40 for non-residents; there is a discount for additional children from the same household. Games for this City league will be played on Saturdays beginning in January in the Community Center gym. 7th/8th grade boys must register by Friday, Dec. 19. The fee is $50 and includes a uniform that must be returned at the end of the season. This is a county-wide league, and games will be played Mondays and Thursdays beginning in January. Parents are responsible for transporting their child to practices and games. Clinics and opens gyms for these leagues will be held in January, time and dates to be announced. Volunteer coaches and team sponsors are still needed for youth basketball leagues. A sponsorship is $200 per team and includes your business name on the front of team shirts and a framed photo of the team you sponsor. Register at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place, call 541-994-2131 or see http://www.lincolncity.org. For more information contact Recreation Supervisor Karl McShane, 541-996-1233 or email@example.com.
Treasure Hunters Get Ready for Finders Keepers
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
Lincoln City Cultural Center & Visitor Info Center
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.