Upcoming Events

Newport Drum Circle Summer Schedule!

DRUM JAM 7-9-11

Drum Circle Moves to Twice-Monthly Schedule — Tuesday, MAY 5, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The long-running, year-round Newport Community Drum Circle returns this month to its regular twice-monthly “summer” schedule, meeting first and third Tuesday evenings in the gazebo at Don Davis Park. Free and family friendly (no smoking, alcohol, or other drugs), all ages. No musical experience needed, and they will even lend you a drum, if you don’t have one of your own! Across from the Performing Arts Center. Contact chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-272-4615.


 Drum M-B at Mundo II 9-14-13 (Terry Filer)

Fifth Annual Nye Beach Second Saturday Summer Celebration – Saturday. MAY 9, Noon to 3:00 p.m. The Thunder & Lightness flute and percussion duo with Chandler Davis; Mary-Beth Nickel, on Native American flutes; and special musical guests host this fifth annual summer-long, family-friendly all ages community block partly and jam presented by the Newport Community Drum Circle. Rain or shine, in the Courtyard at Café Mundo, 209 NW Coast St., Newport. Outdoor seating (some covered) and full food and beverage service is available during the performances. Contact chandler@chandlerdavis.com  or 541-272-4615


Gleneden Beach Community Club will be serving breakfast Sunday May 3rd

gleneden community breakfast

The Gleneden Beach Community will be serving breakfast on Sunday, May 3rd, From 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at 110 Azalea St. The Menu will be sausage or ham, eggs, orange juice and all the pancakes one can eat. Accompanied by milk, tea or coffee.  Adults $6.00 4 thru 10 years   $3.00 under 4 years  old free.





Come dine-out at Nana’s Irish Pub on Wednesday, May 13 to support the Newport High School Grads of 2015. Feast yourself on the tastes of Ireland throughout the day, or join for dinner or drink while listening to local musicians perform live Irish music from 5 – 9 pm. Join owners, staff and local musicians to support our graduating students with 10% of proceeds going to create a safe and memorable celebration for Newport High School graduating seniors.

Nana’s Irish Pub is located in Newport at 613 NW 3rd Street on the corner of NW Coast Ave in Nye Beach, (541) 574-8787.




The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce will host its annual hospitality training seminar, Know Your Newport on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015. This year’s seminar will be held at the Newport Recreation Center located at 225 SE Avery Street in Newport. Interested parties may choose to attend either the morning session from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or the evening session from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Front line employees from around the area are encouraged to participate in the seminar which will focus on familiarization of local attractions, customer service training and showcasing Newport’s amenities to visitors. Know Your Newport is FREE to attend and includes a guided virtual neighborhood tour, complimentary passes to local attractions, door prizes, refreshments, a grand prize and more! For more information, call Bobbi at 541-265-8801 or email: bobbi@newportchamber.org.


YAA Spotlight Exhibit May 2-15th!

Artists combine to show a variety of artistic talent at the YAA gallery exhibit in Nye Beach. The show runs from May 2-May 15 and is open from 11-4 at 789 beach Drive in Newport.
bob beyers
Bob Beyer has been taking art classes through the Yaquina Art Association for the last 5 years and before that living in Kansas, he took classes through the City in Lawrence.  He calls himself a dabbler and members of the association call him the Skeleton Man ( he has painted watercolors of skeletons dancing, playing basketball, the piano and more). Bob is a retired teacher and he and his wife fill there time with art classes as well as traveling and gardening. He has been married for 52 years. His artwork is somewhat impressionistic and he does some abstracts as well.
boats by Judy Far
Judy Far will be sharing some of her watercolor artwork. After working in municipal government, retirement brought this mid west artist to the Oregon coast where the northwest’ beauty, peace, and history have influenced her artistic expression.  Maintaining her passion for preserving Midwest farmland memories, Oregon beaches and farms have become a new landscape of interest for this evolving watercolorist.



Ocean scene watercolor by Janice Kobow


Salem Youth Symphony Performs in Newport April 27th!

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The Salem Youth Symphony Philharmonia Orchestra comes to Newport to perform at the Performing Arts Center on Monday evening, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. They will be joined by local young musicians from the Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast. Philharmonia offers teen musicians an opportunity to experience the beautiful, intense sound of full symphony repertoire with a complete string section, winds, brass, and percussion. This year’s concert will include excerpts from Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Opera and Farandole by Georges Bizet. The concert is open to the public and is supported by Flashbacks Fountain & Grill, Izzy’s, Cobblestone Pizza, Oceana Natural Foods, and Abby’s Pizza. Admission is free though donations will be accepted at the door, with all proceeds going to benefit the Youth Symphony programs.



It’s time to get ready for summer activity. Come Walk With Us on Tuesday, May 5. The Coastal Gems invite you to walk with us in Lincoln City. We will meet at 8:55 AM at the Commons in Yachats to carpool to Lincoln City, or you may meet us at the Cozy Cove Resort, 515 NW Inlet Avenue at 10:30 AM. Cars will have to be moved from the Cozy Cove a short distance to the start point. We walk in any weather, so come prepared.

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This 10K walk is rated 2B for a couple of short steep hills and some uneven footing. The trail is difficult for wheelchairs or strollers. For those who want a shorter walk there is a 5K option also rated 2B.

As always, your leashed pet is welcome on our walks, but be sure to carry water and cleanup materials for your pet. Our walks often pass through areas that require a 6 ft. leash. Please do not use a longer retractable leash.

On Wednesday, May 6, we will hold our monthly club meeting at the home of our President in Yachats. Call for directions if you would like to attend this meeting. There will be a leg-stretcher walk at 5 pm, with the meeting to follow at 6 pm.

If you need additional information or directions call Gene and Linda Williamson in Seal Rock at 541-563-6721, Maryann Brown in Waldport at 541-961-4279, or Jean White in Florence at 541-997-8577. Our club website is http://www.yachatscoastalgems.org

Saturday, May 16, Spring Garden Sale


Be sure to attend the 15th annual Master Gardener Spring Garden Sale on Saturday, May 16, in the Newport Armory. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and the sale will conclude at 2:00 p.m. High quality vegetables, herbs, annuals and perennials, grown locally by Master Gardeners, will be sold. Garden tools and books are available as well. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and offer help to your car.





Yaquina Art Association features the artwork of artists Marrianne St. Marie and Lila Passarelli from April 18 through May 1.  The two week spotlight will be on display at the Yaquina Art Association gallery located in Nye Beach at 789 NW Beach Drive, Newport Oregon.  The gallery is open from 11 am to 4 pm daily.

Toledo Dog Eyes  Marianne St. Marie is a local artist of the Central Oregon Coast.  Marianne works primarily with watercolor, goauche and mixed media on a variety of surfaces.  Being very passionate about animals, many of Marianne’s paintings include pets and other living beings. Marianne St. Marie’s natural painting style is relaxed and whimsical.  The art is intended to bring a smile to those who see it.

Marianne’s work has received a warm reception among local and out of state galleries, fellow artists and patrons.   Marianne currently maintains a private studio in Waldport, Oregon where she paints daily.  Marianne urges other animal lovers to support your local animal shelter and to consider pet adoption or a reputable breeder to help stamp out puppy mills.



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Lila Passarelli has been a member of the YAA since 1977.  She began her lessons with Bill Runyan in the pen and ink class added the oil painting a few months later.  After a couple years she joined the watercolor class that was taught by Harry Niemela.  Lila is specially fond of animals as subjects, although the Oregon lighthouses, seascapes, landscapes, and an occasional flower painting can be found in her studios.  Lila will be using Encaustic techniques as well as oils for her artwork.  She likes working from photographs people bring her of their animals to paint pet portraits.


 The 4th Annual Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race returns to Newport, OR! On May 3rd!


This race will put competitors through a grueling trek of straight up, straight down and slippery turns in the 12 mile course (a double run of 24 miles for the experts and pros) with a 1,600 elevation gain. The course varies from muddy to gravel and a lot of single track in-between.
The race is the revival of a former race kicked off by a local high school teacher and a number of his students, including Ben Eder. Ben and his family kept the tradition alive for a number of years until a fateful day in 2001 when Ben died in a fishing accident at the age of 21. Local volunteers now work alongside staff from the Newport Parks and Recreation Department to breathe new life into this old race, formerly known as the Ben Eder Memorial.

This year’s race has been entered into two series, the Oregon Off-Road Series and the OBRA Junior MTB Series. Both series have competitors traveling from all over the Oregon and some from California, Washington and Idaho. “Our race is sure to grow this year in participants! This increase will make the event even more exciting for the racers and spectators,” says Mike Cavanaugh, Sports Coordinator for Newport Parks and Recreation.
A kids’ race will be held while most of the adult racers are racing the 12 mile loop. This race is free and will be a short loop on a flat dirt area. There is also a timed “Grommet” Race on a modified 5 mile section of race course for kids that aren’t yet ready for the full 12 mile course but have outgrown the kids’ race. Ages for this race are 8-12 years old and has a $20.00 entry fee and prizes will be awarded.
“All of our proceeds from the event go towards the youth scholarship fund at our recreation center,” says Cavanaugh. These scholarships allow children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of youth programs put on by the City Of Newport.
Major sponsors of the Coast Hills Classic include the City of Newport Parks and Recreation, Bike Newport, the Newport News Times, Bigfoot Beverages and many others which include property owners who graciously granted permission for the race course to go through their forested property.
Registration is now open at, http://www.CoastHillsClassic.com. Pre-registration is $35.00 until April 28 and then it increases to $45. Day-of registration is $50.00. The excitement begins at 9:30am with the big line-up of competitors at the Oregon Coast Community College, Newport Campus.
For more information, check out Newport Parks and Recreation at 541-265-7783, Bike Newport at 541-265-9917 or the race’s website. Also, look for us on Facebook.


Artisan Spotlight at YAA is Clay artist, Sally Morris

Clay bowl by Sally Morris

April 25-May 8 Artisan, Sally Morris will show her art in a two week spotlight at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Nye Beach.  Sally will be showing ceramics as well as her latest art in China Painting.  Many of her pieces are inspired by a recent trip to the Holy Land last January.  Sally has been doing ceramics for the past 4 years through classes at YAA.  She enjoys traveling and her trip to Israel inspired paintings as well as her new ceramic pieces.  Sally recently started classes in China Painting with the YAA and will be showing some of her new artwork on pedestals in the gallery open from 11 am to 4 pm daily.  Sally moved to Waldport 11 years ago from San Diego and before that lived in Washington State.  Others interested in learning China Painting can attend the classes offered through the Yaquina Art Association on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 pm in the upstairs classroom of the Visual Art Center.


BLACKFISH Those who believe arts & culture need a place at the Lincoln City table are invited to support Culture, Of Course! – the new benefit dinner and auction for the Lincoln City Cultural Center. This four-course dinner, with wine tasting, silent auction and raffle, will be held on Saturday, May 2.
Guests will enjoy a delicious four course meal provided by Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, The Blackfish Café, Side Door Café and My Petite Sweet. There will be a wine tasting, with Erath Winery and Willamette Valley Vineyards, as well as a silent auction, live music and a 50/50 raffle.


All proceeds will go toward the daily operations of the LCCC, a home for visual and performing arts inside the historic Delake School. Tickets for Culture, Of Course! are on sale now, and seating is limited to 100. To purchase, call the center at 541-994-9994 or click the “Buy Tickets” button at http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org.



mccallandia-lg BILL hALL

On Sunday, April 26th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, author Bill Hall will be on hand at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center to give a talk and sign copies of his new book, “McCallandia.”

McCallandia is a novel of alternative history based on the premise that Tom McCall became Richard Nixon’s successor as President of the United States. Readers will see history change when McCall brings his candor and environmental ethic to Washington. In addition to the very memorable McCall, McCallandia features a cast of outsized supporting personalities: Richard Nixon, Hunter S. Thompson, John Lennon, Ken Kesey, Steve Prefontaine and many others.

Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall is the author of McCallandia, which is based on 40 years of admiration for Tom McCall and was the product of extensive research and numerous interviews. An Oregon native, Hall spent many years in journalism before making the transition to elective office. He was a volunteer in McCall’s 1978 comeback campaign and met the former governor several times.

Admission to this event is free for members, and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. The book is available for purchase at both Lincoln County Historical Society Museums. For more information, call (541) 265-7509.
The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that preserves and shares Lincoln County’s history. Visit the Burrows House Museum, 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport, and the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport. Burrows House admission is by donation. Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center is $5 for adults, children 12 and under admitted free. Both museums are open 11 am to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday. http://www.oregoncoasthistory.org

 The TV Show, “Survivor” Auditions Coming Soon!


Are you mentally and physically tough? Can you outwit, outplay, and outlast anyone in a competition? Then you have what it takes to be a contestant on the hit reality series, Survivor! Join KOIN 6 News at the open Casting Call for Survivor at Chinook Winds Casino Resort on Sunday, May 17, from 11am to 5pm.

Potential teams, consisting of pairs, are asked to arrive shortly before the 11am start time. Each team auditioning will be given a numbered ticket at the Casting Call. Numbers will be randomly selected throughout the day, and will be announced over the public address system at the casino. If you hear your number, you have one hour to report to the Survivor check-in table. At check-in, team members will receive a full-page Audition Pass and be directed to the casting area. Ten teams will be randomly drawn to audition that day. Each of these lucky teams will have exactly one minute to perform in front of the camera and proclaim why they should be the next contestants on Survivor.

KOIN 6 recommends that each team be memorable during the video auditions. You have exactly one minute to impress CBS Casting producers, so make it count! Keep in mind that this is just step one in the audition process. Videos will be compiled and sent to CBS, who will review them and contact teams to continue in the process.

Those interested in auditioning for Survivor should review the eligibility requirements prior to attending the Casting Call, and each team member must print and sign a Video Release and Waiver form. The forms and eligibility requirements are available online at www.chinookwindscasino.com.

Considered one of the first American reality TV series, Survivor originally aired in May 2000 and is one of the most-watched reality series in the country. In 2007, Survivor was ranked by Time Magazine as one of the 100 greatest TV shows of all time. The series has won seven Emmy awards for Outstanding Reality TV Series. Longtime host and producer Jeff Probst has also won five Emmys for his involvement in the series. The show continues to receive high ratings and praise by introducing new challenges and obstacles each season.

Currently in its 30th season, and set in Nicaragua, the show breaks the mold yet again by dividing the teams into three tribes based on social class: White Collar, Blue Collar, and No Collar. The 30th season premiered on February 25, 2015, and can be watched on KOIN 6, Wednesdays at 8pm.

For more information, please contact Heather Hatton, Public Relations Manager for Chinook Winds Casino Resort, at 541-996-5766 or visit http://www.chinookwindscasino.com/survivor.html.








Drum Circle Tuesday May 5, & 19th!

Don Davis Park Gazebo

drum circleTUESDAY

MAY 5 & 19TH 


in the gazebo at Don Davis Park, foot of Olive Street, in Newport

in the gazebo at Don Davis Park, foot of Olive Street, in Newport
(Summer schedule – first and third Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 pm – through September.)






The Oregon Coast Aquarium invites runners and walkers of all ages to flock to Newport for the 3rd annual Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K & Kids’ Dash on

Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m.


2015 FFF 5k Poster

The Aquarium’s Wellness Committee organized the race to promote healthy living on the Oregon coast. The scenic route winds through the Aquarium and along the Yaquina Bay estuary where racers will be greeted with facts about native wildlife.

The 5K is open to runners and walkers 10 years and older. Strollers are allowed but racers should be aware the course has uneven ground with some gravel.

The closed-course Kids’ Dash race is perfect for aspiring little athletes ages two to nine years old. Parents are invited to accompany their children on this 1K run through the Aquarium’s grounds.

Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K & Kids’ Dash participants will receive an official finisher medal, post-race refreshments and free admission to the Aquarium for the day. Race shirts will be available for $5. All proceeds benefit the animal care and marine science education programs at the Aquarium.




Adult Softball League
Register now at the Recreation Center Deadline MAY 18th

softball2 Register now through May 18th at the Newport Recreation Center for Men’s and Coed Softball League. The league will consist of a regular season plus an end of season tournament. The registration fee is $475.00 per team. Coed games will be played on Monday and Wednesday nights. Men’s games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The season will run from June to September. Game times will range between 6:15pm-8:45pm start times. First games will start the first week of June. For more information, please stop by or contact the Recreation Center at 225 S.E. Avery Street or 541-265-7783.



Lincoln City Cultural Center 

Lincoln City Cultural Center & Visitor Info Center
The info center is open to the public and staffed by volunteers from 10:00am to 4:00pm every day except Tuesday. To talk to a volunteer at the info center, call 541-994-3302. For all ticket and event inquires, call 541-994-9994.

How to Purchase Tickets
Event tickets and information are available in the Visitor Information Center, open 10:00am to 4:00pm except Tuesday. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express, or online through ThunderTix (head to http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.com and click on the “buy Tickets Online” button on the left. Or, call 541-994-9994.

Lincoln City Cultural Center UPCOMING EVENTS


Tuesday, April 28 Emily Asher’s Garden Party (JAZZ) 7:00pm

Emily Asher’s Garden Party (www.emilyasher.com/p/garden-party.html) is a versatile musical ensemble led by Asher’s tenacious trombone and sweet vocals. Called “red hot” and “very exciting” by the Wall Street Journal, this band of all-stars from New York City’s vibrant early jazz scene performs coast to coast in the finest jazz clubs to the busiest swing dance halls. Drawing on the repertoire of Louis Armstrong’s enchanting Hot Fives and Duke Ellington’s sophisticated melodies to the funky and soulful music of New Orleans brass bands, and Hoagy Carmichael’s masterpieces, Garden Party delights audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Tickets $13 in advance/$15 at the door


Saturday, May 2 “Culture, Of Course!” 6:00pm

A Benefit Dinner & Auction for the LCCC The inaugural “Culture, Of Course!’ benefit will feature four delicious courses from four of the best restaurants on the coast. The evening will begin with appetizers, and a wine tasting, following by salad and a raffle, the entree with entertainment, and dessert with a surprise. Add in a silent auction, and you have an evening to remember — and all the proceeds go toward the operations fund of the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Tickets are $50 each, on sale now at http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org.

* JUGGLING OPEN STUDIO Saturdays, 10:30 am – 11:30 Ages 8+
Juggling is a snappy, non-competitive sport and elegant art for all folks, a very delightful low impact exercis that strengthens academic, physical and personal skills, sharpens your mind, calms your spirit and offers a game to pay solitaire or with others. Juggling is cool, fun, challenging and relaxing. No experience necessary, no props required. Costs: walk-in: $10 per adult, $5 per child, $35 four classes; $50 for four classes of parent & child Buy four classes, get one free. For more information or registration call 541 615 1077 Juggling Central, Laura Green, The Juggling Queen

* STREET JAZZ and HIP-HOP Dance with Brittani Henderson
Brittani Henderson teaches a blend of contemporary jazz and hip hop. She is offer a beginners/kids class at 2 pm on Sundays, and an open, all-ages class, for intermediate dancers, at 5:30 pm on Saturdays. For more details, check in on our Facebook page or call the LCCC office at 541-994-9994.
* YOGA MOVEMENT with Darlene
10 am Mondays and Wednesday, 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. Pay what you can — she’s donating all proceeds to the operating fund of the center. To learn more, contact Darlene@lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or call the center, 541-994-9994.

* ZUMBA & PiYo with Tina
ZUMBA — Mondays and Wednesdays – 5:30-6:30 pm
— Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – 9:00-10:00am
PiYo — Tuesdays at 6:00pm and Friday at 9:00am
Ditch the workout, and join the party. No dance experience required. To learn more, contact Tina Marshall, 541-921-8353, tinazumbafitness@gmail.com or FB “Zumba With Tina.” $7/class drop in, or $50 for a 10-punch card. Tina also offers PiYo (Pilates and Yoga) fitness classes, Tuesdays at 6 pm

Mondays — weigh in at 5 pm, class from 5:30 to 6:15 pm
Open to anyone struggling with weigh issues. No pressure! No stress! Just encouragement. For more info or to pre-register, call Elizabeth, 541-994-6902 or Tracy, 541-764-2510.

Every 4th Monday at 7 pm in the Conference Room The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, easy-to-learn movements and sacred songs honoring spiritual traditions from around the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, the Goddess, Celtic and Native American Traditions. These dances are taught globally and serve as a way of promoting tolerance and respect for different religious and spiritual traditions. People attend the dances to learn and grow, for spiritual reasons, to have a relaxing, heart-opening and meditative experience or simply because they enjoy connecting with others thru song and dance. Admission by suggested donation of $5-$10.

*THE CLAY STUDIO OF LINCOLN CITY – Ben and Caroline Brooks, the resident ceramics artists, offer two clay courses:
Adult Clay: Garden Art – March 18-May 6 Wednesdays for 8 weeks: either 2 – 4:30 pm or 6 – 8:30 pm
Herald in spring with a series of projects for your garden. From colorful ceramic flowers to birdhouses and garden markers, add an artistic touch to your outdoor sanctuary. Gather on Wednesdays for 8 weeks, either from 2-4:30 pm or 6-8:30 pm, in the clay studio for guidance and instruction and utilize the studio during other designated times for independent work. Instruction will be based on level and may include wheel throwing. Cost is $90 plus materials. For ages 16 and up. Level: Beginners & up
Kids Clay: Fun in the Garden – March 31-April 28, Tuesdays, 2 – 3:30 pm
Students will build a series of fun and whimsical creations for the garden including a birdhouse, chimes and garden creatures (birds, gnomes, or whatever they wish!). 5-week course is $65 and includes tools and materials. Geared for homeschool students ages 10 and up.
Friday Night Clay – Get creative with clay in this one-night course, offered April 10 and May 8. Participants learn the basics of hand building and wheel throwing in a relaxed classroom atmosphere. To learn more or register, call 575-621-4199 or write to mail@brookspottery.com.
*LCCC TEXTILE CENTER – Operated by volunteers Lyle and Arlene Gowing, and featuring a wide variety of looms, wheels, yarns and books.

SPINNING & WEAVING — For a donation of $25 to the LCCC, the Gowings will give you an introductory lesson in spinning or weaving, at a time of mutual agreement. To register, call them at 541-992-5150

LOOM RENTAL — Looms are available for rent, $5 an hour or $80 a month. To learn more, call the Gowings at 541-992-5150.
FARTS (Fiber Arts, Radical Teachers and Students) – A Fiber Fellowship of artists who meet every Wednesday from 6-8 pm at the Textiles Studio.



The Past is Present” – Siletz Artistry in Baskets 

Chinook Winds Casino, June 20

chinook winds logoJoin in a celebration of the art, culture, and history of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon on June 20 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort! The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society will present “The Past is Present” an artistry through baskets event at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Chinook Winds Casino Resort . This free, family-friendly, educational event will begin at 1pm and end at 5pm with a silent auction which will close at 4pm. Proceeds from the auction will be dedicated to the building of the Siletz Tribal Cultural Center.

Basket design and basket weaving is a lively surviving art that represents the culture of the tribes and bands of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon. Baskets created by the weavers of the Siletz Tribe are often identified by the distinctive double handle design. The basket origin or artist is sometimes recognized by the signature design incorporated into the basket by the weaver. This utilitarian art is taught every summer during the Siletz Culture Camp. Three accomplished Siletz Tribal members have agreed to display and demonstrate their craft at “The Past is Present”. Among the featured weavers will be Lori Brown, Nora Williams-Wood, and Mitzi Brown. Traditional basketry materials will be used to demonstrate the intricate art of basket weaving.

Keynote for the event will be Tribal Elder Edmond Ben sharing first-hand experiences and knowledge of the Siletz Tribes’ history and culture. And, last but not least, one-of-a-kind purchases will be available from the tables of hand crafted items created by Siletz Tribal members.



Lincoln City Celebrates 50 Years with a Golden Treasure Hunt

Lincoln City 50The City of Lincoln City is celebrating its 50th birthday in style during the month of March with 50 solid gold colored floats on the beach for visitors to find and keep.

As part of the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau’s wildly popular Finders Keepers promotion, Float Fairies will be placing 50 gold floats on the 7.5 miles of beach in Lincoln City throughout the month of March to commemorate the occasion. These 50 floats were handcrafted by Lincoln City’s own Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio, and are only available during this special drop.

Fifty years ago, the communities of Taft, Oceanlake, Delake, Nelscott, and Cutler City merged together to become one city. A contest was held in 1965 to come up with a name for this new city, as it was deemed too controversial at the time to name the town after one of the five original communities. The name “Lincoln City” was suggested by a group of school children, and soon dominated the majority vote in the contest. On March 3, 1965, the city officially incorporated as Lincoln City. The rest, as they say, is history.

finders keepers golden float

To learn more about the history of Lincoln City, contact the North Lincoln County Historical Museum at 541-996-6614.

For more information on the special glass float drop, contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit http://www.oregoncoast.org



 Sitka Center 2015 Workshops


Take a workshop at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology this summer and nurture your creativity. Located on the central Oregon coast, the Sitka Center hosts over 100 workshops in art, writing, ecology and music between May and September.

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, there’s sure to be something to inspire your senses. Workshops are geared primarily for adults with some offerings for families, and are led by knowledgeable instructors in a supportive environment.

Workshops registration is underway! Course listings are online and catalogs are available by request. To register and for more information, visit http://www.sitkacenter.org or call the Sitka Center in Otis at (541) 994-5485.

Woodfire Ceramics with Ruri, May 23-26

The Art of Letterpress Broadsides with Judith Baumann, May 29-31

Papyrus Art: Under the Press with Jill Powers, Aug 7-9

The Art of Insect Illustration with Stacy Thalden, Jul 14-15

Celtic Festival & Highland Games 2015

Celtic Festival


2015 Festival Applications & Forms are online for Highland Games Athletes,

  2 May 2015 – CHA at the 56th Annual Loyalty Days Parade (Save the date)

Volunteers needed to help staff this fun local event!

We are also seeking Clans & kilted canines to join the parade! Contact Allison Keith at volunteer@newportcelticfestival.com  12-14 Jun 2015 – Join CHA for its 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games!  Volunteers needed to help staff this fun local event!


 At The Toledo Public Library

TOLEDO PUBLIC LIBRARY Creativitiy Camp logo
The Toledo Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of Creativity Camp, an unusual learning opportunity that is a collaboration with SolaLuna Studios. This unique program, designed for 10 – 17 year olds, provides students the opportunity to discover, develop, and explore their personal creativity. The class will meet each Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 pm from March the 11th through May 27th. Enrollment is limited to 10 students per session. Cost is $8 per session and some scholarships are available. Participants are asked to complete an application form and an informal interview. The two hour workshops will engage kids in a wide variety of creative learning experiences and build opportunities for adults in our community to share their creative passions with our children. During the three months the themes we will utilize to set our imaginations free are “Down the Rabbit Hole,” “Ocean Commotion,” and “Pie in the Sky.” Activities include, but are not limited to, creative writing, pet craft projects, nature art, home design, watercolors, seaweed cards, sailor’s valentines, movement, drama, drawing, cooking and dream catcher design. We will be learning from a wide variety of creatives in our community, including Heather Fortner, Guy DiTorrice, Mary Eastman, Steve Travis, Jeff Ingram, Robert Trusty, and Wayne Plourde. The Artistic Director for the camp is Sarah Gayle Plourde. Applications are available on the Library Page of the City of Toledo Website, at the Toledo Public Library at 173 NW 7th Street, and at SolaLuna Studios at 179 N Main Street both in Toledo. Funding for Creativity Camp comes from the Lincoln County Cultural Coalition.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Deborah Trusty, Director Toledo Public Library at 541-336-3132 or librarydirector@cityoftoledo.org.






2015 Entertainment
April 3 & 4: Comedy on the Coast, 8pm, $15
April 17 & 18: Travis Tritt, (On Sale Jan. 17, 2015), $23.50-$38.50, 8pm
May 8–10: Tattoo Festival, $10 per day or $25 for weekend pass (On sale TBD)
May 29 & 30: Collective Soul, (On Sale February 28, 2015), 8pm, $30-$45
Tickets go on sale 90 days in advance. For more information, or to obtain tickets, call 1-888-MAIN-ACT (624-6228) or 541-996-5825. Website: chinookwindscasino.com

Friday and Saturday Ultrasonic DJ, cover, 10:30pm to 1:30am

Wednesdays Kit Taylor, Pianist, no cover 5pm – 9pm
Feb. 27-28: Michelle Drey Branded Band, Country, 9pm-1am
March 13-14: Mike Branch Band, Country, 9pm-1am
April 17-18: Much More Country, Country Southern Rock, 9pm-1am
May 29-30: Responsible Party, Alternative/Rock, 9pm-1am

February 21-March 1: Pacwest Poker Classic
March 6: Lincoln City Chamber Super Auction, Live Auction, Aces Sports Bar & Grill, 5:30pm
March 28: Arm Wrestling Competition, Chinook Winds Casino Resort Convention Center
June 20: Chinook Winds Anniversary Fireworks
September 5: Surf City Classic Car Show
September 24-27: Celebration of Honor, featuring Field of Honor
August 7-9: Nesikee Illahee Pow Wow, Siletz, Oregon
November 14: Siletz Tribe Restoration Pow Wow


 Yaquina Art Association / Visual Arts Center

Watercolor Classes

Watercolor by John BradleyThe Watercolor class meets on Monday mornings from 9-11:30 am in the upstairs classroom of the Visual Art Center off the Nye Beach turnaround.  They encourage new members or visitors.  There are usually 18-21 artists there to watch and learn from.  The artists volunteer to take turns teaching the class.  At the end of each class, those wishing for instructional critiques can receive helpful tips to improve their skills.  There are 13 regular members that take turns teaching.  Drop ins are welcome and the class has a few supplies available to loan. They also have watercolor paper for purchase at a very reasonable price.  YAA is dedicated to furthering the arts and provides free classes to members of YAA.

The class times are as follows:

Monday: Watercolor 9-11 a.m.
Tuesday: Oil and acrylic 9-11 p.m.  China painting 2:00-3:30 p.m.  Clay 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Color pencil/drawing 9-11 a.m.
Thursday: Pastel 10 a.m.-noon
Photography Club: First and third Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m.

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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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