Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS ON THE COAST

 August 2014

 THE CASBAH AT THE CHESSMAN AUGUST 8- SEPTEMPER 8

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This month (August) the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center will host a very special exhibition of the renowned art group called “The Casbah”. This group of artists and writers have been putting on fantastic shows for the last few decades. They have a unique combination of visual arts mixed with spoken arts and are sure to be a feast for your eyes and your ears! The opening reception is on Friday, Aug. 8th, from 5-7pm and there will be wine and refreshments as well as poetry readings! The show will run from August 8th to September 8th in the Chessman Gallery. The Lincoln City Cultural Center is at 540 NE Hwy 101 and the hours of operation are Wednesday –Monday 10-4pm.

The Casbah is a group of central Oregon coast artists who have a long history of putting on art shows that fill the senses, by engaging the viewer with visual arts, as well as music, poetry and theater. This group was one of the 1st artist groups to exhibit with the 4C’s as the Cultural Center was first being developed. The artists of this group work in a variety of media such as drawing, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, furniture design, pottery and photography. A number of “non visual” artists are also members and will be doing poetry and readings at the opening reception. Participating artists are Martin Anderson, Marilyn Burkhardt, Ralph Elliott, Sharon Maribona, Rick Martin, Colleen McLean, James O’Keefe, Nan O’Keefe, Kate Saunders, Jill Hotchkin Smith, Micheal Shaw Smith, Molly Wullstein Van Austen & Melody Walden. Poetry and other readings will be read at the reception by Ger Killeen, Julie Reynolds-Otrugman, Ken McCormack, Libby Durbin and Patti Siberz.
For more information, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.

 

 

Free youth pheasant hunts around the state in September – Sign up now!

 SALEM, Ore.—Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can now sign up for free upland bird hunts being planned at 11 locations across the state in September (Baker City, Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, Irrigon/Umatilla, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Portland, The Dalles/Wamic).

 ODFW and partners stock pheasants at these special hunts that give youth a head start on regular pheasant seasons, which don’t begin until October. Quail and dove may also be hunted. Volunteers from Oregon Hunters Association and other sportsman groups often bring their trained hunting dogs to guide participants. Some events also begin with a shotgun skills clinic, so participants can practice clay target shooting before hunting.

 With the exception of a mentored youth hunt at EE Wilson Wildlife Area near Corvallis on Sept. 21, these events are only open to youth who have passed hunter education. An adult 21 years of age or older must accompany the youth to supervise but may not hunt.

 “If your child made it through hunter education but is still new to the sport, this is a great way to get them started,” says James Reed, ODFW hunter education coordinator. “These events happen before regular pheasant seasons open and are a great opportunity for kids to get out hunting.”

 The hunts emphasize safety. Both hunter and supervisor must wear a hunter orange hat, eye protection and a hunter orange vest—equipment provided by ODFW at the clinics to anyone who doesn’t have it. Hunters also need to check in and out of the hunt.

 To register, sign up online, at a license sales agent, or at an ODFW office that sells licenses. Two locations, Fern Ridge Wildlife Area in Eugene and Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area in La Grande, don’t require advance registration.  The hunts are free, though youth hunters need a valid hunting license ($14.50) and Harvest Information Program validation (free) to hunt. Youth hunters age 14-17 also need an upland game bird validation ($8.50).
While most areas have a hunt both Saturday and Sunday, youth hunters may only sign up for one hunt. They are welcome to hunt stand by on the other day.

 

Hunt Areas and Dates

Baker City Area (private land) – Sept. 27 and Sept. 28

Central Point (Denman Wildlife Area) – Sept. 20 and 21

CorvallisE.E. Wilson Wildlife Area – Sept. 20, 27 and 28

EugeneFern Ridge Wildlife Area – Sept. 13 and 14. No advance registration required.

Irrigon Wildlife Area (between Irrigon and Umatilla) – Sept. 20 and 21, morning and afternoon hunts.                                       

John Day area (private land) – Sept. 13 and 14

Klamath Falls (Klamath Wildlife Area) – Sept. 13 and 14

La Grande – Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area – Sept. 20 and 21

Madras (Willow Creek area) – Sept. 20 and 21

Portland (Sauvie Island Wildlife Area ) – Sept. 20 and 21

The Dalles/Wamic (White River Wildlife Area) – Sept. 27 and 28

 

Directions for signing up online:

·         Go to the license sales page.

·         Enter the Hunter/Angler ID (ODFW ID#), last name and Date of Birth of the youth hunter. (If the youth hunter has never purchased an ODFW document, choose “New Customer” under the “Hunter/Angler ID#” drop down arrow.)

·         Select green “Register for a Class” tab.

·         Verify your customer information.

·         Select Youth Upland Hunt tab.

·         Select hunt of choice.

·         Continue through the checkout process. It is not necessary to bring the receipt to the youth pheasant hunt.

 

Finally, there will be a Mentored Youth Pheasant Hunt on Sept. 21 at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area near Corvallis . This event is open to youth who haven’t completed hunter education; a parent or adult age 21 or over must accompany the youth. For mentored youth hunts, the youth hunts on the adult’s license, validation and pheasant tag. For more information on this class, go to ODFW License Sales Page / View Classes / Workshops / Outdoor Skills tab and then select the Sept. 21 “Mentored Youth Pheasant Hunting Workshop” event.                               

 

For more information about youth pheasant hunts, contact Myrna Britton, tel. (503) 947-6028,Myrna.B.Britton@state.or.us

3-DAY GARAGE SALE TO BENEFIT DEPOE BAY FOOD PANTRY Aug 28th, 29th and 30th 
Depoe Bay, OR, August 18, 2014 — A Garage Sale benefiting the Depoe Bay Food Bank happens at the Depoe Bay Community Hall on Labor Day weekend, August 28, 29 and 30, 9:00am to 4:00pm. In addition to a wide variety of merchandise, hot dogs, chips and soda will be on sale.

All proceeds will go directly to the Food Pantry. The money will be used to purchase food and to make needed repairs in the pantry. Last year, the Depoe Bay Food Pantry served 2,580 individuals in 1,202 households.

The event is sponsored by the Depoe Bay Food Pantry Volunteers. To donate gently used items prior to the Garage Sale or for more information concerning the event, contact Kelley Schelske, 541-921-8589 or Donna Baird, 503-201-6885

Information for Artisan Spotlight, August 30–September 12, 2014

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There will be a two week Artisan spotlight show featuring the artwork of Eileen Flory at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Nye Beach ( Newport , Oregon ). The show will run from August 30 through September 12, 2014 on the pedestals and the gallery is open from 11 to 4 pm daily. 

 

Eileen Flory loves to work with and will be showing art made from clay, pressed seaweed and paper crafts.  She says,   “I like the feel of all the materials I work with. Clay is so plastic and cool in the hands, and it’s very forgiving. It takes impressions nicely, from nautilus shells to leaves to the ends of thread spools. When I work with clay I feel as though I am collaborating with Mother Nature, using earth, fire, water, and air. -In both clay and textile work, I am inspired by native techniques and designs, especially those of Mexican artisans.”

 

Eileen moved here from Eugene where she had a career in museum and aquarium exhibit work.  Her education is in Spanish, anthropology and music.  She has traveled for work to the Grand Canyon, Antarctica , and the Amazon.  She also loves spinning, dyeing and weaving wool and playing music with other people twice a week.  She plays the viola da gamba.  She has taken many trips to Mexico as a child and for anthropology and her craft purchasing. 

 

September 2014

Book Release Reception for “The Kid From Valsetz: Donald A. Davis, first City Manager of Newport, Oregon” Sep 5th

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The community is invited to attend a book release reception honoring Donald A. Davis, first City Manager of Newport, Oregon, on Friday, September 5, 2014, from 2 to 4 pm in City Council Chambers of Newport City Hall, 169 SW Coast Highway in Newport.

This biography about Don Davis, “The Kid From Valsetz,” was written by Deborah H. Trusty and published by Dancing Moon Press. It is the culmination of five years of research and interviews that chronicle the early life of Donald A. Davis who grew up in the tiny mill town of Valsetz, Oregon, and who ended up serving as City Manager of Newport from 1962 to 1991. Those years in Newport were a time of extraordinary growth, and many refer to it as the city’s Golden Years. Most of the amenities that add so much to the quality of life found in Newport today – including the Performing Arts Center, Visual Arts Center, Newport Public Library, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium – originated during Davis’s administration. A gifted leader and visionary, Davis’s management philosophy and follow-through placed the people of the community first in all decisions. He was also a pioneer who invested heavily in the continuous training and skill development of city employees.

Longtime residents as well as people new to the community are encouraged to attend the reception to enjoy a bit of nostalgia and say thanks for the vibrant city we enjoy today. Author, Deborah Trusty, will read short passages from the book, and she and Mr. Davis will be on hand to autograph copies of the book. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Mingle and Muse at the Sitka Center with Marlana Stoddard Hayes Sep 11th 

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Join in for the last Mingle and Muse at the Sitka Center this summer, wrapping up an art and ecology lecture series designed to explore the creativity that happens at the intersection of art and nature. Thursday, September 11, Sitka instructor, past resident and visual artist Marlana Stoddard Hayes will share about her work. Marlana’s surfaces explore the physicality of materials – making marks with mushroom spores to embellish her acrylic paintings. Her work focuses on the spirit of the natural world as a co-creator. As each painting gradually unfolds, a conversation ensues, recognizing this dialogue with nature is an intimate part of Marlana’s creative process. Look forward to mingling and light snacks at 4:30pm followed by the presentation at 5pm. And thanks to local sponsors Chinook Winds Casino Resort and Surftides Lincoln City, the event is free. If you’ve never been to the Sitka Center, this is a great chance to see what they are all about.
“The Mingle and Muses are an inspiring opportunity to hear a little about the backstory of being an artist,” says Sitka’s Studio Assistant, Katie Gorman. “You’ll get an understanding of someone’s work placed in the context of their life, finding out what motivates their artistic processes, and how they got where they are today.” The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is renowned for its workshop and residency programs and committed to expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity.
Committed to expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is renowned for its workshop and residency programs. Exploration of the coastal environment has remained a key component to the Center’s vitality. Located at Cascade Head, with views of the Pacific Ocean, the Sitka Center offers a place where artists, writers, environmental scientists and musicians of all abilities and backgrounds come to nourish and inspire their creativity, which ripples out into our world making it a brighter place for all. For more details visit HYPERLINK “http://www.sitkacenter.org” http://www.sitkacenter.org 541-994-5485 Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, 56605 Sitka Drive, Otis, OR 97368.

Welcoming Home the Salmon Sep 14th 

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59th Annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake at Depoe Bay Saturday Sept. 20, 2014
Salmon fillets cooking on alder stakesFor the 59th consecutive year, Depoe Bay, Oregon will host the annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake on Saturday, September 20, from 10 am to 5 pm.

 

The Salmon Bake is the Oregon coast’s signature salmon celebration.

 

The salmon is 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 the morning of the event, volunteers 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. After prices are announced, advance ticket sales will be available from several Depoe Bay locations including: Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce, 223 SW Highway 101, Suite B; Pacific Brass & Copper Works, 20 Bay St.; What Not Shop, 411 South Highway 101, The Spouting Horn Restaurant, Highway 101 at the bridge; Fuddy Duddy Fudge, 112 North Highway 101; Depoe Bay Liquor Store, 531 N. Highway 101, and in Lincoln Beach the Big Mountain Coffee Company, 3940 N. Highway 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.

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.

 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. 

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 

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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.

 

 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

 

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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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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2014

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

CLASS SCHEDULE NEW! BY DONATION

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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