Upcoming Events

clothing giveaway

Clothing give away to be held November 2 ( only) noon – 4:00 pm 3710 Crestline Dr.Waldport, Or.

(Please note location change) Sizes to fit the whole family. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by Waldport Seventh-day Adventist Church.



clothing swap picNOVEMBER 2014 EVENTS:

EVERY SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER -- Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market — Indoors
Open from 9 am to 3 pm Sundays through the month of November. For details call the Lincoln City Farmers Market, http://www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org, 541-921-5745

EVERY SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER – Unity by the Sea services, 11 am Sundays in the Conference Room. Unity by the Sea church is now offering services at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, led by spiritual leader Sandra Combs. For details, call 541-418-0345.

Saturday, Nov. 1 Lincoln Pops Big Band Dance, 7 pm
The Lincoln Pops Orchestra, also known as the Lincoln Pops Big Band, has evolved into one of the finest big bands in Oregon, playing both concert performances and dances. A non-profit organization, the Lincoln Pops are dedicated to preserving and passing along the heritage of the big band era, and plays concert performances as well as dances. $10 in advance, $12 at the door




Sunday, Nov. 2 Modern Mandolin Quartet, 7 pm
The Modern Mandolin Quartet is a chamber group using the instruments of the mandolin family (two mandolins, mandola and a mando-cello) to perform classical and contemporary compositions from around the world. The MMQ was founded in the mid-1980s by Dana Rath and Mike Marshall, who in a moment of insanity decided to bring back the mandolin ensemble tradition of the early 1900s. Originally created for the performer’s personal enjoyment, the group has achieved success with four albums on Windham Hill Records and concert tours throughout the U.S. and Europe (plus two additional albums on independent labels). They’re touring the country this fall in support of their latest album, “Americana.” Tickets are $18 advance/$20 at the door.






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Free Astrology Workshopshoroscope
This Fall at the Newport 60+ Activity Center

Robert McBride returns with two new dates for his “Discovering Who You Are” astrology workshops. (You need attend only once.)

                       Astrology Workshops Schedule:
Saturday, October 25th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday, November 6th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Robert creates a personalized birth chart and a simple 5-point analogy of your authentic self. Therefore you will need to register at least one week in advance, providing the following information: name; date and time of birth; and place of birth.

About 30 years ago Robert became excited about astrology after reading the “Sagittarius Child” section of Linda Goodman’s book Sun Signs. “It was as though she had followed me through my childhood and wrote about me!” he says. He had his own chart done by a professional astrologer, but found it difficult to remember the explanations a few months later. He wanted to figure out a way to make the birth chart easy to grasp from the start. After many years of study and experiences, Robert put together a user-friendly system for understanding the basics of this helpful “science.”

His workshop offers a short history of astrology, the nuts and bolts of the birth chart design, and a simple 5-point explanation of your unique self. The chart and handouts are yours to keep, a useful reference for the rest of your life.

The workshops will be held in the education room at the 60+ Center, located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport. For more information call 541-265-9617.
Visit our website: http://www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter
Give us a call at 541-265-9617

A Matter of Balance:
Managing Concerns About Falls

Beginning Thursday, October 23rd, the Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering a free 8-week wellness program designed specifically to help older adults find new levels of confidence as they go about their daily lives.

Are you missing out? Have you lost opportunities to spend time with family and friends because of concerns about falling? Do you spend less time enjoying your favorite activities because you fear you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls can help you get back to the people and pastimes you care about.

It only makes sense to be concerned about falling, but letting the fear of falling hold you back from active living is even more dangerous. Limiting your activities leads to increased physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater, and increased isolation and depression can result from limiting interactions with your family and friends. The strategies taught in A Matter of Balance will improve your quality of life and help you stay independent!

If you are an older adult who is worried about the risk of falling, A Matter of Balance will help you reduce your fear and increase your activity levels. You will learn how to change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, to set realistic goals to increase your activity, and learn simple exercises to increase your strength and balance.

This program will be held in the downstairs Education Room at the 60+ Center, located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport. For more information or to sign-up, call 541-265-9617.
Visit our website: http://www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter
Give us a call at 541-265-9617

The Lincoln City Elks Lodge is holding the annual Silent Auction November 9th Lincoln City Elks LodgeThe Lincoln City Elks Lodge is holding the annual Silent Auction November 9th from 12pm-3pm (Pre-view from 12pm-1pm) and bidding from 1pm-3pm. The Silent Auction is the main source of funding for our yearly Christmas Basket Program. Last year our Elks Lodge was able to help 250 families in need by providing baskets with food for families and gifts for the children.

Would you be willing to broadcast an advertisement to assist us? The Elks are a non-profit organization (Tax ID #93-0412453). The charitable work the Elks Lodge does greatly rely on our community partners to be successful.



BASKETBALL REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!  Register at the Recreation Center


Newport 7th/8th Grade Basketball

Register now at the Recreation Center for Newport 7th/8th grade basketball. Players will get the chance to test their skills against teams around Lincoln County. Most games and practices will be Monday through Friday evenings.
The 7th/8th grade boys and girls play split seasons. This year the girls will play first with games starting in November and the boys starting in January. Registration fee is $50.00 and scholarships are available as funds allow. Girls’ registration deadline is October 31. Boys’ registration deadline is December 1. For more information, contact the Recreation Center at 541-265-7783 or visit http://www.neportoregon.gov.

Newport Parks and Recreation
Youth Basketball Shooting Clinic

Register now for Youth Basketball Shooting Clinic by Newport Parks and Recreation and Newport High School.
Newport Basketball Shooting Clinic will instruct each player to perfect their shot through intense, repetitive drills that lock the necessary shooting technique into the player’s muscle memory. This will enable the athlete to execute proper fundamentally-sound shooting mechanics in the future.
The camp will be held on Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23 and 30. Registration is open to 5th-8th grade players. Camp will run from 6pm-7:30pm at the recreation center. Space is limited and only 20 spots are available. Registration fee is $40. Scholarships are available as funds allow. Registration deadline is October 7th.
For more information, contact the Recreation Center at 541-265-7783 or visit http://www.neportoregon.gov.

1st-6th Grade Basketball
Register now at the Recreation Center

Registration is now open for 1st-6th Grade Basketball at the recreation center. The emphasis of the league is to have fun, improve skills, learn team play and develop a passion for the game. Practices are held one to two times a weekly and games are played on Saturdays at various locations around Lincoln County. 1st-2nd graders play on coed teams. 3rd-6th graders are split into boy and girl leagues.
Registration fee is $50. Scholarships are available as funds allow. Registration deadline is November 8. Player evaluations will be held prior to practices. Players are expected to attend all games and practices. Contact the recreation center for more information at 541-265-7783 or 225 S.E. Avery Street.



The Yachats Coastal Gems Monthly Walk November 4th

Yachats VolkswalkersThe Yachats Coastal Gems Volkswalkers invite you to “Come Walk With Us” on Tuesday, November 4, in Florence. We will be walking the Woahink-Cleawox YRE. This 10K walk is rated a 1A for relatively flat natural paths. A 5K option will be available. The course is not appropriate for wheelchairs and will be difficult for strollers.

Meet at the Commons in Yachats at 8:55 AM to carpool to Florence, or meet us at the Sportsman, 249 Highway 101, at 9:45 to register. We will then drive to the start point.

Dogs are allowed on this walk, but must be on a six-foot leash, not an extendable lead. Please carry water and cleanup materials for your pet.

On Wednesday, November 5, our club meeting will be our annual “Soup Supper” at 5 PM at the home of one of our members. The location is TBA. Call, or check our website for details.

If you need additional information or directions call Gene and Linda Williamson in Seal Rock at 541-563-6721, or Maryann Brown in Waldport at 541-961-4279. Our club website is http://www.yachatscoastalgems.org




Knights of ColumbusSpaghetti Feed
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Knights of Columbus of Newport is hosting the 35th Annual Columbus Day Spaghetti Feed. The event will include your choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, green salad, garlic bread and beverage. Adults $12, Children 3-12 $6 Dessert & wine for additional charge
Benefits charitable activities Sunday October 12 11:30 am – 6 pm




Oceanview Senior Living  Oktoberfest Luncheon and Resource Fair!

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Oceanview Senior Living 525 NW 55th St Newport OR 97365

Resource Fair

  • Free food & beverages [grilled brats, red cabbage, Rogue Ales], entertainment, give-aways
  • Wednesday October 15 12-2:30 pm
  • R.S.V.P. [541] 574-0550


Health Resource Fair

  • 15 local care providers, services, agencies and businesses
  • Free give-aways, handouts, assistance & light refreshments
  • Thursday October 23 10 am-3 pm

More information? [541] 574-0550

drum circleDrum Circle on winter schedule

The Newport Community Drum Circle will resume its regular monthly winter schedule this month, meeting every second Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., beginning October 11, in the glass enclosed gazebo at Don Davis Park at the west end of Olive Street across from the Newport Performing Arts Center. It meets twice monthly during the summer months.

The year round rhythm jams at the park, now in their seventh year, are always free,  family friendly, and drug, alcohol, and smoke free, according the Drum Circle facilitator Chandler Davis. All ages are welcome, no musical experience is necessary and extra drums or other instruments are available for people who don’t have their own.

Davis, a retired behavioral health counselor, said the drum circles offer “a way for anyone to experience the fun and the well-documented therapeutic benefits of playing music together. The universal language of music also helps to break down artificial barriers, encourage diversity, foster cooperation, and build community.”

The winter hours continue through April and Davis said the unheated gazebo stays comfortable even on the coldest days once the drummers get moving.

Davis and other drum circle members also perform regularly and conduct outreach drum circles for organizations and community events throughout the year. For more information, contact Davis at chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-272-4615




The Central Oregon Coast chapter of the National Organization for Women Silent Auction

Sandy Roumagoux Celebration of WomenThe Central Oregon Coast chapter of the National Organization for Women is proud to announce one of the premier offerings in its silent auction at the Celebration of Women on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Newport Performing Arts Center. Internationally-known artist and Newport mayor Sandy Roumagoux has donated “Ocean Cliffs – Lost Creek,” one of six paintings in a series, one of which sold for $2,000. The only one still available in the series showing the fragility of the cliffs from sea waves and wind erosion on the Oregon Coast will go to the highest bidder, with an opening bid of $250.
A showing of Roumagoux’s painting for the silent auction starts on Friday, October 10, in the lobby of the Newport PAC at 777 W Olive St. Bids can be emailed to centraloregoncoastnow@gmail.com with the amount and contact information of the bidder. The highest bidder will be announced at the Celebration of Women, a benefit to highlight the contributions of women in our community.
Proceeds from the Celebration go towards Central Oregon Coast NOW’s various programs focused on helping women and girls achieve their full potential. Two projects are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), which partners with the school district to broaden the participation of girls and young women in STEM fields, and CourtWatch, which collects data and reports information about the local judicial system’s good practices and problems in domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking cases.

The silent auction will feature other art as well as offerings from community businesses, to be announced later. Local authors will also be present with their books. Brava! Women in Theatre will provide entertainment, and wine, chocolate, and other food will be available for purchase.

The artist has generously donated her work not only to NOW but also to other organizations such as Cascades AIDS Project and the Oregon College of Arts of Crafts. Some of her work featuring the old water wheel on the Newport waterfront has been donated to the Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center. Information about Roumagoux’s three decades of showing artwork is available at http://www.blackfish.com/sites/blackfish.com/files/artist/bio/SRoumagoux0513Res.pdf Roumagoux is a permanent member of both Blackfish Gallery in Portland and Riversea Gallery in Astoria.

Roumagoux, a Newport resident of almost 30 years, moved as a child from Washington to a family farm north of Corvallis. One of her early memories was at a “political teas” where she served Wayne Morse, noted senator from Oregon between 1944 and 1968. About her connection between politics and art, she said, “Both ask something of us, something that challenges us to a responsibility.”
During her ten years on the board of the Oregon Coast Community College, Roumagoux was chair from 2004-2006, a pivotal time because of its $42 million capital construction bond measure for a new campus that passed in May 2004. During her past two years as Newport mayor, her projects included bringing a new city manager on board, helping pass the construction bond for a new swimming pool, and building the city’s relationships with the Port of Newport, county commissioners, OMSI, and OSU. OMSI is constructing the Coastal Discovery Center in Newport, and OSU is expanding its campus here which will enroll 500 students. Roumagoux is running for another two-year term as mayor because she’s excited about the projects and wants to move them toward fruition.
Celebration of Women shows how Newport is rich in talent and businesses that support women. Some As Roumagoux said, “Newport is unique.” We invite you to come to the Celebration of Women to see these achievements.


 Serving Those Who Served:
Free Veterans Lunch at the Newport 60+ Activity Center

Vets picsAs a special thank you to those who served our country, on Wednesday, October 15th from 12 Noon to 1:00 pm, the Newport 60+ Activity Center in partnership with Meals on Wheels staff will be offering a free lunch in the dining room for all retired military who wish to join us. Shirley Fry, chef and kitchen manager, will be preparing a delicious pork roast meal with all the trimmings, plus dessert! Serving it all up with a warm smile will be Charlie Brown, meal site manager, along with his dedicated staff of volunteers. Activity Center folks will be on hand as well, of course, to help out where needed, but mostly just want to chat with vets! In any case, everyone involved is excited and honored for the opportunity to be serving those who served, and all are looking forward to meeting our local veterans.
Seating for this event is limited, so please RSVP to Charlie Brown at (541) 574-0669 by Friday, October 10th, to reserve a spot. The 60+ Activity Center is located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport, and may be reached at (541) 265-9617.

Visit our website: http://www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter
Give us a call at 541-265-9617




The Rotary Club of Newport is accepting applications from students, ages 15-1/2 to 18, to participate in Rotary International’s Youth Exchange program. The successful applicant will have program and travel expenses paid to study abroad for the 2015-2016 school year. Rotary Exchange students participate in arguably the best managed and most enjoyable international exchange experience. Students attend school in their host country, participate in school and community extracurricular activities and stay with vetted host families. Students are ambassadors of the United States to increase understanding of our lifestyle and culture AND fosters understanding and appreciation of cultures other than our own. Rotary Youth Exchange students become members of a world wide family and form friendships that last a lifetime. If you are interested – or know of someone else who would be interested – in this once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy the educational, cultural and social experience of overseas study, please contact Ursula Marinelli at (541) 574-4745 or umarinelli@samhealth.org for an application form. The deadline to apply is October 30, 2014.





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Seabirds Cape Perpetua

Thursday, Oct. 16. Amelia O’Connor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
presents “Seabird Monitoring in Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve”. During
the past summer, Amelia and 19 volunteers monitored six different
cormorant colonies and Sea Lion Caves in order to estimate breeding
productivity for Brandt’s, pelagic, and double-crested cormorants and
the abundance of breeding pigeon guillemots and rhinoceros auklets.
The data from this citizen science project will contribute to a baseline for Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and provide an indicator for forage fish abundance within the reserve. This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway, Cost: free. Everyone is welcome! For more info, call 541-961-1307.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Official Fan Club Poster #1On Saturday, October 25th at Midnight the Bijou Theatre will again present THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.

bijoulogoIt will be the 14th annual show that will include the movie AND live performance by The Clinton Street Cabaret direct from Portland’s Clinton Street Theater where they have been presenting Rocky Horror consecutively longer than any theater in the country.

The actors perform every scene from the movie simultaneously with the movie in front of the screen.

Audience participation encouraged.  Throw rice at the wedding scene, shine your flashlight when they sing “There’s A Light” and dance the “Time Warp”.

The pre-show starts at midnight with an emcee and short skits. Actual movie usually starts around 12:20am.

“It is a wild and crazy time! Get your tickets early. We often sell out! They are on sale now. The film and show are rated R. No one under 17 admitted without a parent.” says Betsy Altomare, owner of the Bijou.





Eugenia Choi

Newport Symphony Concert Features Eugenia Choi

The Newport Symphony Orchestra invites music lovers of all ages to another weekend of amazing, high-energy performances on November 8 and 9. Featuring Cuban and gypsy-themed music, this exciting weekend will bring a bright blast of warm and colorful music to the Oregon Coast.

For these performances, the Newport Symphony Orchestra welcomes internationally-acclaimed guest soloist Eugenia Choi on the violin. Born in Canada of Korean heritage, Choi trained and received a doctorate in music from the Julliard School in New York City. In addition to serving on the faculty of universities in Canada and the USA, Choi maintains a busy schedule as a much-sought-after soloist for orchestras in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, as well as for radio and television broadcasts.

For her violin solo with the Newport Symphony Orchestra, Choi will play the Poème Op. 25 by French composer Ernest Chausson and Tzigane by Maurice Ravel. “Tzigane” is a European word for “gypsy.”

The concerts, conducted by the NSO’s beloved music director Adam Flatt, will open with the “Cuban Overture” by George Gershwin. This creative and melodic piece was inspired by a trip the composer took to Cuba, and features exciting Latin percussion. Continuing the theme, the NSO will play a piece by Cuban composer and virtuoso pianist Ernesto Lacuona, a work infused with Cuban and Afro-Cuban rhythms. The concert will conclude on a merry and playful note with a suite of dances by Manuel de Falla.

Presented at the Performing Arts Center, the Saturday evening concert, November 8, will begin at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a pre-concert talk by the conductor at 6:45 p.m. The matinee on the following Sunday, November 9, will begin at 2:00 p.m. These concerts are presented thanks to generous sponsorship from the Nye Beach Merchants’ Association. Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Center box office, by phone at (541) 265-ARTS, and at NewportSymphony.org. For more than 25 years, the Newport Symphony Orchestra has been bringing the world’s greatest music to audiences on the Oregon Coast. This concert is the second of its 2014–15 season.


Zombie Apocalypse to Strike Aquarium during Creatures of the Night

Photo Taken by The Oregon Coast Aquarium

Photo Taken by The Oregon Coast Aquarium

  Teeth-gnashing zombies will terrorize Oregon Coast Aquarium visitors the night of Saturday, October 25, when the annual Halloween celebration, Creatures of the Night, invades the Newport-based attraction.

This 4-acre passage of nightmares will frighten and delight visitors that embrace the spirit of Halloween from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Aquarium hosts the annual event to raise food for Food Share of Lincoln County before the Thanksgiving holiday, and pet food for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.

Due to the frightening nature of this event, parents are strongly discouraged from bringing children under the age of eight, or older children with sensitive natures. Strollers and flash photography are prohibited.

Those that dare to brave Creatures of the Night may gain entry with $2 and two cans of non-perishable people or pet food. Admission is $5 without donated food items. Entry for Aquarium members is free, but they are still encouraged to donate items.

Creatures of the Night is made possible thanks to the event’s presenting sponsor, BigFoot Beverages.


The Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Aquarium will close at 4 p.m. on October 25 in preparation for the event and will resume its normal winter hours, opening at 10:00 a.m. and closing at 5:00 p.m., the next day. For more information, call (541) 867-FISH or visit aquarium.org.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so that the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium, or Twitter.com/OrCoastAquarium for the latest updates.
Treasure Hunters Get Ready for Finders Keepers


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


 2014 Schedules 

Tidepool Discovery Time at Yaquina Head


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


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


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


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





Drum Circle on new schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 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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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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