Upcoming Events


Back 2 School Supplies Needed!!

school-suppliesEach year the Newport H.E.L.P. Center has a Back 2 School Supply Give Away event that provides school materials for homeless students and others in need. This past year there were over 700 students identified as homeless in our Lincoln County schools. You can help children in need have a strong start to the new school year by donating basic school supplies to one of several drop boxes throughout the community, in churches and business. Some of the locations are:
• Atonement Lutheran Church
• St. Stephen Episcopal Church
• Washington Federal Bank
• Sacred Heart Catholic Church
• Columbia Bank
• OSU Credit Union
• Western Title
• Wal-Mart

…….and many more! Just look for the green or red boxes with the H.E.L.P. Centers’ information. You can’t miss it!
For more information about the drive or volunteer opportunities call: 541-574-5824 and leave a message.

Bring Your Family to the Siletz Pow-Wow!!

Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow on Aug. 7-9 in Siletz, Ore.
Mens Fancy Dancers 2014 126 - printMany different Tribal nations will be represented at the annual Nesika Illahee Pow-Wow on Aug. 7-9 in Siletz, Ore., held by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. The public is invited to attend this family-friendly event, a tradition for the Siletz people and other American Indians.
All events, except the parade, take place at the Pauline Ricks Memorial Pow-Wow Grounds on Government Hill in Siletz.
“I invite the surrounding communities to experience our pow-wow and learn about American Indian culture and dance,” said Buddy Lane, Tribal cultural education director and pow-wow coordinator. “Come join us at our annual celebration.”

The celebration will start with the crowning of the 2015-2016 Siletz Royalty on Friday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. All dance styles will enter the arena at 7 p.m. during the first Grand Entry. Dances in which the public can participate that are non-competitive will follow the Grand Entry.

A parade winds through downtown Siletz at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. This hometown event includes Tribal royalty, drummers, dancers, equestrian units, vintage cars and floats.

Pre-registration is available by accessing a registration form on the Tribe’s website – ctsi.nsn.us; picking one up at the Tribal administration building, 201 SE Swan Ave. in Siletz; or by contacting Lane at 541-444-8230 or
800-922-1399, ext. 1230.

Registration also is available the morning of the parade at 8 a.m. at the Tribal administration building. If you are not registered by 9 a.m., you cannot take part in the judging, which starts at 9 a.m. You can, however, still participate in the parade.


BOOKSThe Siletz Valley Friends of The Library are planning their yearly Book & Bake Sale during the Siletz Tribal Parade on the 8th of August 2015, from 10:00am—2:00pm. There will be lots of good books to peruse and buy. Also, come for the bake sale; lots of chocolate, desserts, breads, cookies, and pies will be available to buy! If you have a sweet tooth and love to read a good book, this is the place for you! Be there on Saturday, August 8, 2015 for the Siletz Public Library’s sidewalk sale. So, mark the above date on your calendar, and come enjoy the sale with the SVFOL.


rummage+saleThe Unexpected Elephant fundraiser: Rows of tables display a wealth of treasures to purchase: kitchenware, dishes, knick knacks, furniture, glassware, memorabilia, household items. One day only – Friday, August 7th from 10am to 3pm. FANTASTIC PRICES! COME FIND YOUR NEW TREASURES! It’s inside and easy access for people with disabilities. Free admission. New items added to each Unexpected Elephant event. The Unexpected Elephant fundraiser occurs several times a year and benefits South Lincoln Resources, Waldport Food Share and the Adventist Clothing Share.

When: Friday, August 7th from 10am to 3pm. One day only.
Where: South Lincoln Resources, 3710 Crestline, Waldport (1 block south of Dahl Drive)

The Coastal Gems: Monthly Walk: Tuesday, August 4th

coastal gems_origSummer is in full swing and the beach is the place to be, so we want to take you walking on the beach. The Yachats Coastal Gems invite you to join us on Tuesday, August 4, to walk the Beverly Beach to Otter Rock route. Both 5K and 10K options are offered. The 5K route is flat, and the 10K route includes one nice steep hill. This walk is not appropriate for wheelchairs or strollers. The rating for the 10K route is 2B for some uneven footing and the stair climb at Otter Rock. We will used paved and woodland paths through the state park, and then a walk along the sandy beach with a stair climb to Otter Rock Overlook. There are great ocean views at Otter Rock, and a chance to spot whales.

We will meet at the Commons in Yachats at 8:55 AM to carpool to Newport, or you can meet us at the Hallmark Inn in Newport at 9:40 to register for the walk. We walk in any weather, so come prepared. As always, your leashed pet is welcome on our walks, but be sure you bring water and clean up materials for your pet. We require a sturdy 6-foot leash, not the retractable type.

On Wednesday, August 5, we will hold our monthly club meeting in conjunction with a potluck picnic at Ona Beach State Park near Seal Rock. Carpool from Yachats Commons at 3 PM, or meet us at Ona Beach at 4 PM for a leg-stretcher walk on the beach. We will eat 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



Mikael Pederson vert colorLINCOLN CITY – For singer-songwriter and guitarist Mikael Pederson, music is a deeply personal and emotional journey, but more importantly, it is a way to connect with the world. Pederson will connect with audiences in Lincoln City at a special Saturday night concert, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center Aug. 15.
Born and raised in Oregon, Mikael began his career at a young age singing and playing weekly with his band at local coffee houses in downtown Salem. His music has drawn comparisons to John Mayer, Ryan Adams and Matt Nathanson. With hints of soul and blues driven guitar riffs, he adds vivid story telling to create a compelling performance. Mikael seeks to inspire and encourage others through his songs, which have taken him to places such as the House of Blues Hollywood, Clackamas County Fair, Alhambra Theatre and Alberta Street Pub.
His EP, “Turn This Around,” captures Mikael’s heartfelt approach to everyday life, and seeks to inspire not only from personal experience but also the greater issues facing the globe. No song better encapsulates Mikael’s path as a musician than “What Have I Got to Show for It.” Beneath the rollicking rhythm and folk influences lies the turning point at which Mikael decided to devote himself full time to music. He spent years juggling two worlds: the so-called “real world,” with a college degree, a stable job in sales and happy hour on Fridays; and the music world, with various bands, playing gigs in Los Angeles and touring internationally. But a year ago, he seized the opportunity to return to Portland, Oregon, and dedicate himself to his passion. The payoff on this investment has been the chance to share his happiness – and what it took to get there – with others through his songs. You can listen now at http://www.mikaelpederson.com.
Pederson’s concert will begin at 7 pm on Saturday, Aug. 15. Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:30 pm. Northwest beer and wines, soft drinks, My Petite Sweet cookies and Mountain Man snacks are sold before the show and during intermission.
Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door. They can be purchased online at lincolncity-culturalcenter.org or the LCCC’s Facebook page (click “buy tickets” on either site). Or, drop by the Lincoln City Visitor Info Center, inside the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101. It’s open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Tuesday.

AUGUST 15-16, 2015

CB-Race-4-e1403124843196-600x400The Port of Toledo is happy to present its 11th Annual Wooden Boat Show the third weekend in August, August 15 & 16, 2015. Wooden boats from throughout the northwest are on display at the Port of Toledo’s Waterfront Park and Marina. The show offers a variety of free activities including maritime related informational booths, kids’ games, boat building, boat rides, and live music. The show also features local arts and crafts and food vendors, and a silent auction. This year’s theme, Sailing into the future, celebrates youth developing lifelong boating skills and encourages safe water recreation.

A highlight of the annual show is Georgia Pacific’s Containerboard Contest. GP provides participants a starter kit of cardboard and a set of rules, and it is up to the amateur ship builders’ imagination and engineering skills to design a seaworthy vessel. Saturday morning the Containerboard boats are on display and visitors have a chance to vote on their favorite design until the 2:00 pm launch. The contest is to be the first to stay afloat long enough to paddle around a buoy at the end of the Depot Slough course and back to the starting line.

Everyone has the opportunity to get out on the water during the Show. Check in at the Toledo Community Boathouse for a life jacket and borrow a canoe or rowboat or sign-up for a boat ride on one of the Teak Ladies.

There are a number of ways to get involved in the fun. Register now to be an exhibitor or vendor or to build your own boat. And, as a free event, we always welcome sponsorships or donations of silent auction items. All forms and information are available on our website at http://www.portoftoledo.org, or call the Port Office at 541-336-5207 for more information.

Sprouting Sculptures at the Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest

 2013 Sandcastle Contest 11-Credit Angie WrightGlass floats are not the only art pieces you can find on the beach in Lincoln City. On August 8, sand sculptures will sprout from the beach in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City at the annual Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest. This amateur competition runs from 11am to 5pm and is open to participants of all ages and skill levels. The event is co-sponsored by the Bay Area Merchants Association (BAMA) and Mo’s Restaurant in Lincoln City.

Competition categories include groups, pairs, individuals (over 12 years old) and kids (12 years old and under).  Entry location on the beach will be determined by category. Specialized categories such as Best Dog, Best Cat, Best Sandcastle, Best Mo’s Chowder Hat and others will also be available. A $100 cash prize will be given for each category winner, and the kids category will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners with each taking home a “Beach Bucket Surprise.”  Judging will take place at 3:30pm, with winners announced shortly thereafter.  Meanwhile, visitors can enjoy live music from local DJ Brett Lucich.

2013 Sandcastle Contest 9-Credit Angie Wright “We are happy to be hosting the Sandcastle Contest this August,” says BAMA President Alex Ward. “It is such a great tradition for families to participate in. This year, Mo’s is providing most of the logistical support and we are incredibly grateful for their support of the community.”

Registration begins at 11am on the dock just outside of Mo’s Restaurant in the Historic Taft District with competition following.  All participants must register at the sign up table on the day of the event before beginning. There is a fee of one can or more of food per entrant, which will be donated to the Lincoln City Food Pantry.  Entries must be built using only sand, water, shells and other natural beach material found that day. Hand tools and forms of any sort may be used in the construction process but may not support the structure. Power tools are not allowed. This is an amateur competition; professional “sand artists” are disqualified from winning prizes.

“Mo’s is super excited to be taking over the Sandcastle Contest this year,” says Theresa Engbretson, Manager of Mo’s Lincoln City. “It is the 38th year for the contest, and we invite our visitors to come down to Taft Beach for a day of family fun.”

For further information, contact the Bay Area Merchants Association at 541-614-0771 or visit www.oregoncoast.org/sandcastle-contest.



Dungeness CrabsDungeness crab is one of Oregon’s most prized culinary creatures. Learn how to catch your own at two crabbing workshops sponsored by ODFW on Aug. 8 and 9.

These one-day family-friendly workshops will take place in Newport, Ore. and will cover everything you need to know to get your catch from the ocean to the dinner plate. The $52 registration fee includes the use of all equipment, instruction/materials and lunch. Registration for children under age 14 is $12. Workshops both days begin at 8 a.m. and go until 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Darlene Sprecher at (503) 947-6025 or Darlene.M.Sprecher@state.or.us. Register online for the class at the license sales page or at a license sales agent.

All participants 14 years and older must have a current Oregon shellfish license to participate in the crabbing portion of this class. The cost is $7.00 for an annual resident shellfish license; $20.50 for an annual nonresident shellfish license, or $11.50 for a nonresident 3-day shellfish license. Licenses can be purchased online at www.odfw.com or at any license sales agent.

A birthday party in Newport’s Nye Beach

HAPPY BIRTHDAYThe Newport Community Drum Circle’s summer-long Second Saturday Summer Celebration & Drum Jam, on the outdoor theater stage in the Courtyard at Café Mundo, 209 NW Coast Street, in Newport’s Historic Oceanfront Nye Beach district, is a bit like a block party for the whole community. And this month, on August 8, they have a good excuse. In addition to celebrating summer and life in general, the group will be celebrating the beginning of its eighth year of bringing free year round family friendly rhythm events to area residents and visitors from all over the world. (The next regularly scheduled drum circle is on Tuesday August 18, in the gazebo at Don Davis Park, across from the Newport Performing Arts Center, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.)The Second Saturday event, now in its fifth year, is hosted by the Thunder & Lightness Duo, with the Drum Circle’s Chandler Davis on drums and Mary–Beth Nickel on Native American flutes. They are joined each month by scheduled musical guests and often by surprise guests (last month’s surprise guest was Pacific Northwest didgeridoo master Pamela Mortensen, who recently moved to the Lincoln County from Seattle).

This month’s guest lineup is expected to include two popular repeat guests Native American flute player Terry Filer, from McMinnville, and local professional drummer/percussionist Rodney Turner.  Also expected are popular local guest drummers Gus Willemin, Sara Heimlich, Skip Floraday, and John Lee Harris. Audience participation is encouraged. All ages are welcome. The event continues through September.
Noon to 3:00 p.m. Outdoor seating (some covered) and full food and beverage service is available during the performances. Contact Davis at chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-272-4615.

Get Ready Lincoln County 2015, Sept 12




rummage+saleThe Annual Rummage Sale at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lincoln City will be held August 14, 15 and 16. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 pm Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. The sale with be held at the church 1139 NW Highway 101.
Event coordinator Dee Mast said, “We will have lots of clothing, kitchen items, bedding, holiday decorations, children’s toys, books, decorative items and collectables.”
The main site of the sale is in the church’s social hall, but another site across from the rectory at 1151 NW Inlet Ave. will be selling larger items such as furniture, electronics and tools. Mast said that food will also be featured: home-made pies and pastries, hot dogs, clam chowder and chicken noodle soup, coffee and soft drinks.
The rummage sale has been a yearly event on St. Augustine’s calendar for more than 20 years.

(null)Select Saturdays, 11am-3pm:
July 4, 11, 25 | August 8, 15 | September 5, 12*

Join us at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, located at 540 NE Hwy 101, on select Saturdays this summer for Raku demonstrations. Raku is a type of pottery firing process with origins in the 16th century that uses fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs. Using an outdoor kiln, glazed pottery is removed while it’s glowing hot and then transferred to a lidded container of combustible materials. As the resulting fire consumes the oxygen inside the container, oxygen is also drawn out of the pottery and glaze creating beautiful unpredictable crackle patterns and metallic colors.IMG_0636

Watch demonstrations for free or you may purchase a pot to glaze and have fired on site. Prices range generally from $20-$50, depending on the size of the pot, and includes the cost of glaze and firing.

This project is sponsored by the City of Lincoln City and presented by the Lincoln City Cultural Center and Lincoln City Clay.

*Please note that demonstrations are weather dependent. We’ll post scheduling updates here as well as on our Facebook page.



Volunteers Needed at Cascade Head Preserve: AUGUST 21ST!

 Cascade Head PreserveSaturday – Sunday, August 22nd – August 23rd

The Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in preserving Cascade Head Preserve to participate in a volunteer work party taking place on Saturday – Sunday, August 22nd – August 23rd.  Located near Lincoln City, Cascade Head is a coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean that provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers, the threatened Oregon Silverspot butterfly and the Cascade Head catchfly.  On Saturday, volunteers will work a full day, helping remove Queen Anne’s lace on the pinnacle.  On Sunday morning, we will perform trail work.  The work party includes a four to five-mile roundtrip hike with elevation gain and may require volunteers to hike off trail and stand on uneven ground while working.  Please bring hiking shoes, a daypack, lunch and snacks, a full water bottle, layers of clothing to be prepared for any weather–including raingear and a hat and sunscreen.  Also bring gloves, if you have them–if not, we have gloves for you to borrow.

Registration is required.  For more information or to register, please contact (503) 802-8100, orvolunteers@tnc.org or the alternate contact; Debbie Pickering at (541) 994-5564.

It’s Cool at the Coast

The Jazz at Otter Crest Season continues on August 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a truly special afternoon concert featuring Holly Hofmann and Mike Wofford, taking a cool Oregon Coast break from their busy touring schedule. Joining Holly and Mike for this special event will be bassist, Essiet Essiet.

OTTERCRESTHolly Hofmann began playing standards with her father, a jazz guitarist, when she was five years old.   She began working with the legendary Ray Brown at New York’s Village Vanguard in the mid-‘90s and later toured throughout the United States and Europe with Brown’s trio as a guest artist

Hofmann also toured extensively with pianist Bill Cunliffe and collaborated and performed with Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, John Clayton, Houston Person, Regina Carter, Terell Stafford and Kevin Mahogany, among many others. She also teaches jazz and flute and conducts master classes at schools and universities around the country and is music director for several jazz events including the Oregon Coast Jazz Party.

Mike Wofford is a legendary jazz pianist, having long-time associations as music director for the two most prominent jazz singers in history–Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. Early in his career, his first professional performances were with the legendary Lighthouse All-Stars and the bands of Teddy Edwards, Red Norvo, Chet Baker, Bud Shank and Shorty Rogers.

By the late 1960s, Wofford was a busy free-lance session player in Los Angeles, playing on recording dates and motion picture and TV soundtracks. Wofford continues to be one of the most in-demand pianists in jazz, working with Charles McPherson, Kevin Mahogany, Houston Person, Phil Woods, and Kenny Burrell.

Essiet Essiet first received critical acclaim over a decade ago in Bobby Watson’s group Horizon. Essiet was Art Blakey’s last bassist, playing with him for 2 years and on 3 CDs. He’s also performed with Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Benny Golson, and the Blue Note All-Stars, to name a few. Essiet also leads IBO, a Nigerian jazz project.

Tickets for this special event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door on August 23 if space is available.  Please visit http://www.justjazzoregon.com or http://www.jazzottercrest.com to secure your tickets.

Food and beverage service is available at Lodge at Otter Crest overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean beginning at 1:30 pm.

Jazz at Otter Crest is sponsored by Just Jazz, a non-profit organization dedicated to Jazz education and promotion of the jazz art form.  The Lodge at Otter Crest is located at 301 Otter Crest Drive, Otter Rock. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit jazzottercrest.com.


Volunteers Needed at Blind Slough Swamp Preserve

 Saturday, August 8th

NATURE CONSERVANCThe Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in preserving Blind Slough Swamp, located in Brownsmead 15 miles east of Astoria, to participate in a volunteer work party on Saturday, August 8th.  Blind Slough Swamp Preserve is the best example of tidal Sitka spruce swamp remaining in Oregon, and provides habitat along the Columbia River for bald eagle, osprey, river otter and beaver.  We will be removing invasive purple loosestrife, using canoes to get around the preserve.  Volunteers will work in pairs to search for, dig up and haul out the invasive plant.  Volunteers should bring work gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, rubber boots, raingear, food and water.  Also, volunteers are welcome to bring canoes if they have them.

Registration is required.  For more information or to register, please contact:  (503) 802-8100

or orvolunteers@tnc.org.










Learn (or brush up on) voice techniques, proper breathing, and performance tips.

The instructor, Gary, has a Master of Arts in Voice Performance and teaching certificates in teaching music and special education. He has performed solos with the Oregon Coast Corral in Newport and has performed in a number of operas.

There is no charge for this class, and it is open to all levels of vocalists from beginners to the more advanced. Additionally, participants will have input into the songs chosen to be sung at the workshops.

Classes will be held Thursdays, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the 60+ Activity Center, beginning July 23, 2015. The Center is located at 20 S.E. 2nd Street in Newport.

Please call ahead to sign up at (541) 265-9617, as the class is limited to 10 to 15 participants.


Do you enjoy playing cribbage, but don’t have cribbage partners?
Good news! The 60+ Activity Center is forming a new cribbage group!

Available times are Mondays and/or Thursdays 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

If you are interested, please call (541) 265-9617 or stop by the 60+ Activity Center at
20 S.E. 2nd Street in Newport and let us know your preferred day and time.

Other entertaining activities you can enjoy at the 60+ Activity Center that are either free or low-cost are as follows:

Exercise and Balance Classes for all abilities Bingo
Various Arts and Craft Classes Knitting Group
French Club Writers’ Group
Line Dancing/Square Dancing Mind Games
Various Card and Table Games Groups Doodle Dat
Weight Improvement Groups Wii Bowling Group

You can also participate in a vast variety of fun and interesting day trips. Contact the 60+ Activity Center for information on upcoming trips.

If there is an activity you are interested in that we are not already providing, please let us know. We are always open for fresh ideas for enjoyable activities!

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 Newport 60+ Activity Center invites you to join us for a trip to one of the best Northwest celebrations, ongoing since 1961. This annual event celebrates Scandinavian heritage and presents the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

There’s a lot to see and do at this festival, and everyone will find something to revel in. Actors and storytellers in colorful costumes weave through the crowd, delighting young and old. Regional and international folk dancers perform on stage throughout the day. Opportunities abound to see traditional crafts demonstrations, including hardanger embroidery, bobbin lace and tatted lace. Watching what it takes to produce these things is a wonderful experience in this day of machine-manufactured goods.

And the food! The food booths offer such treats as meat loaf in sour cream pastry, pickled herring, sweet and sour cabbage, traditional pancakes and much much more. No, you will not go hungry!

The cost for this trip is only $15.00. We will depart from the 60+ Center in Newport on Thursday, August 6th, at 8:30 am and return around 5:00 pm. For more info, or to reserve your spot, come by our office at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617.


Beginning on Thursday, August 6th from 10 am to 11 am, the Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering a new class in the Health & Wellness Studio, called “Movement for Parkinson’s.”

Movement for Parkinson’s combines yoga, tai-chi and dance to improve flexibility, strength, balance and overall coordination.

With Parkinson’s there is a reduction in the production of dopamine in the brain which means impulses don’t travel as they should, often affecting gait, balance and flexibility. Through movement and dance, dopamine production may be increased which could help to slow down the progress of Parkinson’s.

This class can benefit anyone, not only those with Parkinson’s Disease.

For more information or to sign up for this class, stop by the Newport 60+ Activity Center located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport, or call 541-265-9617.


Are you a history buff? If you said “yes”, then this trip is for you!
The 60+ Activities Center Adventure Van will be headed to Corvallis on Saturday, August 15th for a fun-filled day that will include an hour long trolley tour, Farmers’ Market, Trader Joe’s and lunch at Pastini Pastaria.

Ride in comfortable, old-fashioned, antique style trolley as a guide explains the history and architecture behind the beautiful homes and a bit of history about the families who lived there on this 90 minute tour. Please bring $5.00 in cash as the donation for the trolley tour.

While in Corvallis enjoy the Farmers’ Market for the best fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, nursery plants, jams, baked goods and other delights!

More shopping at Trader Joe’s, where they specialize in organic and hard to find specialty foods. Also they have a large selection of wines.

Lunch (on your own) will be at Pastini Pastaria. A few menu items include linguini, fettuccini alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs and much more!

Cost for this trip is $10.00. The Adventure Van will be leaving Newport at 9:00am and will be returning at 5:00pm.
Seats available are limited, so please RSVP at the Newport 60+ Activities Center (541-265-9617) to reserve a spot. The Center is located at 20 SE 2nd St., across from City Hall.


Love Kayaking? Never kayaked before but always wanted to? Now is your chance to give it a try on Friday, August 21st. (Difficulty is Easy). Experience one of the most exciting additions to the program at Ona Beach State Park.

The Newport Adventure Van will be leaving the 60+ Activity Center at 7:30am headed to the Beaver Creek Welcome Center where you will meet up with your guide. Kayaks, life preservers and paddles will be provided.

Get ready for a fun time spending two hours exploring the fascinating Beaver Creek area; but be sure to limit how much you drink as the guided kayak tour is two hours.

Make sure to pack a sack lunch and bring snacks and explore Ona Beach State Park, which is located 8 miles south of Newport. The park is a fine, forested ocean flat, now developed for extensive daytime shore use. The park has easy access for beachcombing and is great for large picnic gatherings.

Cost for this tour is $30.00. Hours are 7:30am – 3:00pm. Weight limit per kayak is 300 pounds for safety reasons.

Seats available are limited, so please RSVP at the Newport 60+ Activities Center (541-265-9617) to reserve a spot. The Center is located at 20 SE 2nd St., across from City Hall.

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

OCWCOG and SHIBA Offer Free Medicare Class, August 12th

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Who: Anyone who is eligible for Medicare within a few months or is new to Medicare; current beneficiaries who would like to better understand Medicare benefits and options for changes or additional coverage; spouses and other relatives of Medicare eligible clients.
What: OCWCOG and SHIBA are hosting a Medicare class that will cover the basics of Medicare parts A, B C, and D.
Where: The Oregon Coast Community College; 3788 SE High School Drive; Lincoln City, OR – Lincoln City Campus
When: Wednesday, August 12, 2015; 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Why: This is an information opportunity offered at no cost to community members.
How: Reservations must be made by calling 541-574-2684.

The Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG), in partnership with the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program, is holding a Medicare class that will cover the basics of Medicare parts A, B, C, and D.

This class is designed for anyone who will be eligible for Medicare within a few months or is new to Medicare. Current beneficiaries who would like a better understanding of their Medicare benefits and options for changes or additional coverage will also find this class valuable. Spouses and other relatives are welcome to attend.

This class will be held at The Oregon Coast Community College, Lincoln City campus August 12, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm. Reservations are required.

A SHIBA counselor will present this class, which is sponsored by the Retired Senior & Volunteer Program of the OCWCOG. Call 541-574-2684 to reserve your seat today.

The Lincoln City Cultural Center Upcoming Events

Lincoln City Cultural Center PictureLincoln City Cultural Center & Visitor Info Center
The info center is open to the public and staffed by volunteers from 10am to 5pm 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 information and tickets are available in our Visitor Information Center, or by calling 541-994-3302 during business hours, 10:00am to 5:00pm (closed Tuesdays). Tickets may also be purchased anytime on our website http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.com. Click the large “Buy Tickets Online” button on the left side of the screen. Tickets may also be purchased through our Facebook page. Remember, LCCC Members always receive $2.00 off LCCC event ticket price with your member code. For membership information call 541 994-9994 or see our website.

Sunday, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Outdoor Farmer’s Market 9:00am – 3:00pm
LCCC welcomes the Outdoor Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market every Sunday this month, open from 9:00am – 3:00pm. For details contact the Lincoln City Farmers Market at 541-921-5745 or

Monday – Friday, Aug 3 – 7 Missoula Children’s Theatre presents 10:00am
“Sleeping Beauty” Auditions and Rehearsals
The Missoula Children’s Theatre experience begins at auditions on Monday at 10:00am SHARP. Visiting directors cast the show, and hold rehearsals throughout the week, then lead the local kids in two shows on Saturday. Participation is free for kids in north Lincoln County, and $50 for all other participants. Open to kids entering 1st through 12th grade.

Saturday, Aug 8 Missoula Children’s Theatre presents 3:00pm & 7:00pm
“Sleeping Beauty” Performances
Matinee and evening performance tickets for the audience are $10 reserved (A Section), $5 general (B Section), and free for kids 12 and under with a paid adult. For tickets or further information, call the center at 541-994-9994.

Saturday, Aug 8, 15, 22 RAKU on the Lawn
RAKU; a Japanese firing process will be demonstrated. A glazed pot from an outdoor kiln still at 1800 degrees is placed in a container with combustible materials like pine needles or recycled cardboard. Watch at your leisure or purchase a pot to glaze yourself and see it fired by Ben and Caroline Brooks of Lincoln City Clay. Sponsored by the City of Lincoln City. Raku days are tentatively set for August 8, 15 and 22 and September 5. Glaze-it-yourself pottery pieces $25-$50. For more information contact Caroline Brooks at 575-621-2634 or mail@lincolncityclay.com or go to lincolncityclay.com.

Thursday, Aug 13 LCCC Board Meeting 5:15pm – 6:15pm
The Board of Directors of the non-profit Lincoln City Cultural Center meets on the second Thursday of each month, at 5:15 pm. These meetings are open to the public. For details or to inquire about the agenda, call 541-994-9994.

Friday, Aug 14 Opening Reception 5:00pm – 7:00pm
“From the Natural Science Illustrators Perspective: The Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge” by Nora Sherwood
It’s the 2nd Friday of the month, and reception time in the LCCC’s fine arts space, the PJ Chessman Gallery. Enjoy complimentary snacks and a glass of wine, while you take in the newest show which focuses on communicating the natural world by emphasizing accuracy over aesthetics which creates its own particular beauty. This show will illuminate a stunning local resource: The Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge. With primarily watercolor, Nora Sherwood will show you the birds, mammals, fish, invertebrates and plants of this special area all from her unique perspective. Show continues through September 10.

Mikael Pederson vert colorSaturday, Aug 15 Concert: Mikael Pederson 7:00pm
For singer-songwriter and guitarist Mikael Pederson, music is a deeply personal and emotional journey. His music draws comparisons to John Mayer, Ryan Adams and Matt Nathanson, with hints of soul and blues-driven guitar riffs. He adds vivid storytelling to create compelling performances. He’s played everywhere from the House of Blues Holllywood to the Alhambra Theatre. His EP, “Turn This Around,” captures Mikael’s heartfelt approach to everyday life (listen now at mikaelpederson.com). Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door, free for youth 18 and younger.

Monday, Aug 17 Bird Illustration Class w/Nora Sherwood 10:30am-12:30pm
Illustration class held in conjunction with Sherwood’s show in the Chessman Gallery. Enrollment limited to 10 people, $20 fee. This event is sponsored by a grant from the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau.

M, W, F, Aug 17 – Nov 3 Lincoln City Youth League Football 4:00pm-7:00pm
Pee-Wee Football practice

Thursday, Aug 20 Concert: Inka Jam 7:00pm
A blend of World Music styles, led by Alex Llumiquinga (of Chayag fame). Inka Jam’s music includes originals from the band members and some traditional covers in a variety of styles with an Andean flare. Many of the pieces also include a dance performance in traditional costume. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door.

car showSaturday, Aug 22 Old School Classic Car Show 10:00am – 4:00pm
The Lincoln City Cultural Center is hosting it’s second annual Old School Classic Car Show. Join us as the Old Delake School lawns are transformed into parking spaces for a beautiful variety of classic cars. Bring the entire family and enjoy music, raffles, food, vendors, and beverages as you take in the classics. The bratwurst brigade from St. James/Santiago Episcopal Church will be serving up the quintessentially German sausages along with corn on the cob and Enriques Mexican Food will be on hand offering burritos, homemade tamales, and tacos. Pinguinos Italian Ice will be there to cool things off. Strung out on Beads and Coffee will be offering coffee drinks, Shirley Temples, Roy Rogers and Kettlekorn. Roadhouse 101 & Rusty Truck Brewing will be on tap in the beer garden for those 21 and older. The Verbtones, one of the most respected instrumental surf music bands in Portland, will be on hand to liven up the show from noon to 2. The event sponsors include Chinook Winds Casino Resort and Lincoln City Les Schwab. The Bay City Cruisers Car Club will assist with registration and parking of cars. ADMISSION IS FREE for SPECTATORS Car registration can be found at http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org

red cross logoTuesday, Aug 25 Blood Drive: aka “Blood Culture” 12:30 – 5:30pm
The third annual “Blood Culture” drive in the LCCC Auditorium. To schedule your appointment or for more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or sign up online at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code: lcccenter.

lincoln big popsSaturday, Aug 29 Big Band Dance with the Lincoln Pops 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Three sets of great Big Band music, from the 18-piece Lincoln Pops Orchestra. Come to dance, or just sit and listen. Sweets, nuts, beverages, beer and wine sold inside. Tickets are $11 in advance, $13 at the door.


carshow2015The Lincoln City Cultural Center is hosting their 2nd annual Old School Classic Car Show Aug. 22, 2015. Proceeds will benefit children’s programming at the Cultural Center. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the front lawn of the Cultural Center, formerly the Delake school, and is free for spectators.

All classic cars dated 1985 or older are encouraged to sign up. Car exhibitor’s fee is $15/$20 day of the show. Three awards will be given: the Chinook Winds Casino Resort Award, the People’s Choice Award, and the Lincoln City’s 50th Anniversary Award. Car exhibitors will receive a custom dash plaque, goodie bag, and continental breakfast. A 50/50 raffle will be held with half the proceeds going towards children’s programs.

Live music will be performed by Portland’s instrumental surf band, The Verbtones from noon to 2:30. A DJ will be on hand from 10 to noon playing rock and roll oldies tunes. Rusty Truck will be on hand hosting the beer garden for those 21 and older. Food options include German sausage and corn on the cob served up by the bratwurst brigade from St. James/Santiago Episcopal Church and Enrique’s Authentic Mexican Food will be selling homemade tamales, tacos, and burritos. To help cool things off, Pinguinos will offer tasty Italian Flavored Ice and Strung out on Beads and Coffee will be offering coffee drinks, Shirley Temples, Roy Rogers and homemade Kettlekorn. Various vendors will be on the lawn and local artist Chris Wilhelm will be offering airbrush tattoos.
Event parking is available at the Cultural Center. Other nearby parking options includes the beach access parking at the D River wayside and limited parking across the highway. Chinook Winds Casino Resort will offer shuttle service from the Casino every hour on the hour starting at 10 am
This event is sponsored by Chinook Winds Casino Resort and Lincoln City Les Schwab. The Bay City Cruisers from Newport will be on hand to park cars and assist exhibitors. Registration and check-in for cars begins at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration is advised. Registration forms can be downloaded from our website: http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org or call the LC Cultural Center at 541-994-9994 or stop in between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. any day except Tuesday.

The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, classes, and visitor information inside the former DeLake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.


GEMS LT1 2015Do you know a middle school girl who likes to create, build, and make discoveries? The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is partnering with the Oregon Coast Aquarium to offer Girls in Engineering and Marine Science (GEMS), a unique Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp this summer in Newport. This free two-day camp will be led by female faculty and graduate students from Oregon State University and will take place on August 17th and 18th at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, with participants spending the night in the shark tunnels at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Female campers will explore careers in STEM fields through hands-on activities like building wave energy devices and hydrophones, designing and running experiments, and collecting data in the Yaquina Bay Estuary. Participants will develop teamwork, communication, and leadership skills throughout the program and learn from OSU mentors about what it’s like to pursue a degree and career in a marine related field.

GEMS begins at 9 am on August 17th and ends at 4 pm on August 18th. Only girls who are Oregon Coast residents and are entering 7th and 8th grades are eligible to participate. Meals are included both days.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To take advantage of this opportunity, participants must register by August 10th by visiting the Oregon Coast STEM Hub Website at http://oregoncoaststem.oregonstate.edu/book/summer-activities. To obtain a paper registration form, please email OregonCoastSTEM@oregonstate.edu.

Buccaneer Rampage Mud & Obstacle Race
August 22nd

IMG_0711Newport Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 3rd annual Buccaneer Rampage Mud Obstacle Race on August 22nd at the Newport Municipal Airport. Runners will starts at 11am. The event is unique due to it being the only one of its kind on the Central Oregon Coast. The course is designed to be fun and challenging while appealing to all types of participants. It’s an adventure for everyone participating. Both individuals and teams are encouraged to register.
Event pre-registration is $35 or $40 depending on when someone registers. Day of registration is $45 and closes fifteen minutes prior to the race. Spectating is free. There will be music, food and a beer garden throughout the day. Prizes will be given to the best male and female pirate costume.
All proceeds from the event will go towards the youth scholarship program at the Newport Recreation Center. These funds allow children from economically, disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic recreation programs.

For additional information, please visit http://www.BuccaneerRampage.com or contact Newport Parks and Recreation at 541-265-7783.

chinook-winds-logo2015 EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ENTERTAINMENT: ROGUE RIVER LOUNGE Friday and Saturday Ultrasonic DJ, cover, 10:30pm to 1:30am ENTERTAINMENT: CHINOOK’S SEAFOOD GRILL PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS BY DATE: 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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