Upcoming Events





The boxes are ready!

South Lincoln Resources’ Holiday Food Baskets needs your donations. Individual giving is the key to the community-wide effort helping our neighbors through the holiday season. In case you’re wondering what to give, here are some suggestions: peanut butter, tuna, soups, vegetables, fruit, beans, yams, cranberry sauce, cereal and pasta.

You may drop food off at Central Coast Fire and Rescue in Waldport or.look for the familiar green tubs throughout the south county. Find them in Yachats at the Fire Station, Bank of the West, Yachats Baptist Church and Community Presbyterian Church. There are more tubs in Waldport at Ray’s Food Place, Chuck’s Video, Waldport Library, Crestview Golf Club, Oregon Coast Bank, Umpqua Bank, Washington Federal and Columbia Bank. The Assembly of God, Community Presbyterian, First Baptist, Our Savior Lutheran, Seventh-day Adventist, St. Anthony’s Catholic, St Luke’s Episcopal and Waldport Foursquare churches are also collecting food. On the Seal Rock side of the bridge, visit the Bay Mart Deli.
Cash donations are always welcomed to help buy all the turkeys and perishable foods. Mail to South Lincoln Resources, PO Box 1638, Waldport, OR 97394. Write HFB in the memo line. For more information, call 541-563-2388.

Remember applications for Thanksgiving are due on Monday, Nov. 10th.



Invited to Annual Turkey Bingo & Silent Auction

Toledo Elementary
It’s time again for the popular Turkey Bingo & Silent Auction at Toledo Elementary. This annual event has been bringing community members and school families together for an evening of fun fund-raising since 1997.
This year’s Turkey Bingo takes place from 5:30 PM to 8 PM Friday, Nov. 21, with doors opening at 5 PM.
Refreshments will be available for purchase along with supervised kids’ activities for all ages. Bingo cards are $2 each, or three for $5. Prizes follow the Thanksgiving meal theme (frozen turkeys, sacks of potatoes, canned cranberry sauce, etc.).
The Silent Auction keeps getting bigger and better each year, with a wide range of donated items from businesses near and far.
Proceeds from Turkey Bingo support the school’s swim program, technology, playground equipment, and cultural opportunities for students.4 p.m.


Mike KlingerAttention local area musicians, music teachers, high school/college music students. The Newport Visual Arts Center in Newport will be hosting Mike Klinger’s  course “Composing Music with Sibelius software” on Saturday
December 13th from 9-4pm. Learn how you can use a computer to compose your own professional music and get publishable quality. To date, over 5,000 music teachers have taken Mike Klinger’s courses and it is a real pleasure to have him bring his entire computer lab down here.  Only room for 11
students and all computers, software, midi keyboards are provided. To register…either contact the Newport Visual Arts Center or see more info on our website at knptam.com
Here is more info for your website including an attached pic of me.
Title: Composing Music Using Sibelius Software
Instructor: Mike Klinger
Where: The Newport Visual Arts Center in Newport, OR
When: Saturday December 13th from 9am-4pm
Cost: $195
To Register: Call Mike Klinger/Instructor at (800) 248-9699

Turn Your Garbage into Black Gold – Master Composter Class

Sponsored by Oregon State University Lincoln County Extension

Classes are December 8th-12th, 2014  1:30-4:30pm at

held at Oregon Coast Community College South Beach Campus

Cost $70.00 includes instructional materials

Registration deadline is November 26, 2014


To register, call 541-574-6534 or stop by Extension Office at 29 SE 2nd Street, Newport






20_15_w_painted_turtle_turenne_600The 2014 winning artwork of Western Painted Turtles by Timothy Turenne of Richfield, Minnesota is featured on the label of Conservation Cuvee – Lot 2.


Support your love of Oregon’s wildlife, wine and jazz by heading out to Duck Pond Cellars for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s art show and Duck Pond Conservation Cuvee – Lot 2 wine release party. The free event is Saturday, Nov. 22 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Duck Pond Cellars, 23145 Hwy 99W, Dundee.

The art show features more than 60 entries submitted by artists as part of ODFW’s 2015 Habitat Conservation, Upland Game Bird, and Waterfowl Stamp art contests. The winning entry from each contest will be used to produce 2015 collector stamps and other promotional items.  At the art show, visitors can vote for the People’s Choice Award.

In 2013, Duck Pond Cellars began partnering with ODFW by crafting a unique blend of Pinot Noir called Conservation Cuvee – Lot 1. The wine label features the Western Meadowlark, the 2012 Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork. Duck Pond Cellars donates $5 for each bottle sold to ODFW’s Conservation Program.

Enjoy live jazz by Whetsell Adams and complimentary tastings of select Duck Pond wines, including both lots of Conservation Cuvee. Please dress warmly as the event will be held in the winery’s bottling line area. For more information on Duck Pond’s conservation efforts, visit www.duckpondcellars.com


Collector stamps can be purchased online. More information about each stamp is below.

Habitat Conservation Stamp

This stamp and art prints feature wildlife identified in the Oregon Conservation Strategy as species in need of help, such as the Pygmy rabbit, Northern red-legged frog, Gray whale and many others. Revenue helps restore habitats essential to declining or at-risk species.

Migratory Waterfowl Stamp

The 2015 waterfowl stamp competition is the first open art competition for this stamp since 1994. From 1995-2013, internationally renowned wildlife artist Robert Steiner was contracted to produce artwork for the waterfowl stamp. Artwork featured on previous stamps included geese, ducks and waterfowl hunting dogs. Artists this year were allowed to feature any ducks and/or geese native to Oregon in their natural habitat.

Upland Game Bird Stamp

Oregon’s upland game bird stamp art contest first began in 1990 and each year features one of 10 upland game bird species found in Oregon. This year, artists were asked to feature Hungarian (gray) partridge.  The sale of waterfowl and upland game bird stamps funds game bird research, surveys, habitat improvement and conservation projects.






Craft and Bake Sale

All Nations LutheranAll Nations Lutheran Church in Newport is having its annual craft and bake sale on Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

There will be a wide variety of homemade food. Homemade gift items include wooden domino boards, glass yard art, purses, bibs, knitted and crocheted items, doggie apparel and tree ornaments. We will again have our vintage linen table and the very popular table of new purchased items for re-gifting. New this year will be a clearance table of new handmade items that we have decided to discontinue making.

All Nations Lutheran Church is located at 358 NE 12th Street, across from Sam Case Elementary School.  Contact Sandy Amsden for more information at 541-264-8033.



There will be a two week spotlight show at the YAA gallery featuring the art of Richard LaFond, Carol Summers and Alice LaFond.

Orchid by Richard LaFondOrchid by Richard LaFond

The show will be from Nov. 16 through Nov. 28, 2014 in the Nye Beach area at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport Oregon. The gallery is open from 11 am to 4 pm daily.
Richard LaFond says that after working professionally for nearly 50 years, he has found he enjoys photographic images of all kinds, especially portraiture.  Since moving to Oregon 13 years ago and becoming a member of the YAA gallery in Nye Beach where he displays his work, he has discovered it is also quite exciting and pleasurable to shoot flowers and scenics, of which there are no shortages on this spectacularly beautiful central coast of Oregon.

Carol Summers says, “Watercolor is a fascinating medium.  I have found joy in blending endless bright transparent colors, whether in a pastoral landscape, an exciting seascape, a complex abstract, or a flurry of flowers.  I see the world about me with curious eyes, and I have a great curiousity to see if I can capture some of that beauty and share it with others.”

Carousel King Horse by Alice LaFondArtist Alice LaFond

Alice LaFond says that creating art with colored pencils is something she never loses enthusiasm for.  She says, “Although I am fond of subjects like slowns and carousel horses, I also like to paint flowers and animals.  To me it is magical to watch a colored pencil work turn out to look like a watercolor or an oil painting”.




Black Oystercatcher by Ram Papish                                 Photo By Ram Papish

Nature Presentation:
Thursday, Nov. 20.  Bori Olla presents “Behavioral interactions within
and beyond the coral reefs of Bonaire”.  Bonaire is 65 miles north of
Venezuela, and Bori is a marine scientist & videographer.  His program
will center on predator/prey interactions in a variety of fish species
and the different strategies used by predators and prey in the classic
game of life “to eat and not be eaten”.  This Yaquina Birders &
Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Meeting Room of Central
Lincoln PUD in north Newport.  Cost: free.  Everyone is welcome!  For
more info, call 541-265-2965.

Birdwatching Field Trip:

 Saturday, November 22.  Birds of Seal Rock and Beaver Creek.
International bird trip leader Eric Horvath will guide a Yaquina
Birders & Naturalists field trip at Seal Rock State Recreation Area
and along Beaver Creek Natural Area from 9 – 11 AM.  The day will
begin by scanning the ocean to view Ancient Murrelets, sea ducks,
loons, and grebes.  Coastal rocks should harbor roosting Black
Oystercatchers, Black Turnstones, and Surfbirds, and possibly a Rock
Sandpiper.  The trip will end with a drive along Beaver Creek to view
thousands of wintering waterfowl.  Meet in the parking lot of Seal
Rock State Recreation Area (Mile Post 150.9) at 9 AM and dress or
bring clothes for variable weather.  This guided bird walk is free and
open to everyone.  For more information call 541-961-1307.

  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.





Waldport Lions will again be selling See’s Candy during the holiday season.  Sales will begin Nov 29th and continue through most of December or until sold out.  We will be in the familiar RV in Ray’s Food’s parking lot and hours will be 10am to 4pm.  Appreciate any and all the coverage you can give us.  This is our major fundraiser to help community members with their sight and hearing. For questions call Pat Warwick, Waldport Lions  (541) 563-5753


The 55th annual, St. Joseph’s Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar in Cloverdale is planned for December 6th from 9am to 4pm! As in years past, all gifts, ornaments and goodies are handmade and very reasonably priced. Shoppers are advised to come early before the homemade cinnamon and poppy seed rolls are sold out! For lunch our famous polish sausage with secret recipe sauerkraut will be served. St. Joseph’s is the little white church with the tall steeple, one block off Hwy 101 in downtown Cloverdale. This is also “Bazaar Saturday” in all the surrounding towns so you can make a fun day of it! This is our only fundraiser for our Altar Society activities and local community charities. If you have any questions, please call Patty Albright 503-392-3834 for St. Joseph’s.


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




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 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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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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