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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.

 

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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.

 

 

Parents Invited to ‘Ready, Set Go!’ Program

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Can your young child follow directions, sit quietly, and complete challenging tasks? These are examples of self-regulation skills which are important for children’s early success in school.
Parents and caregivers of children ages 3-8 are invited to attend a free presentation to learn how they can help their children build and strengthen their self-regulation skills. The one-hour program, “Ready, Set, Go! Self-Regulation and School Success,” begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Sam Case Elementary School in Newport, 459 NE 12th St.
There will be light refreshments and door prizes. Childcare and Spanish translators will be available.
The presenter, Megan McClelland, Ph.D., is a child development professor from Oregon State University. She will discuss the importance of children’s early self-regulation for school success throughout childhood and into adulthood. She will describe how children growing up in the context of risk are especially at-risk for poor self-regulation and academic achievement, and how strong self-regulation can be a compensatory factor for children. Finally, the talk will focus on ways to strengthen children’s self-regulation and early school success.
The program is being presented by the Lincoln County P-3 Project. For more information, call Lincoln County School District’s early learning coordinator, Lauren Sigman, at 541-270-2456.

 

Okaidja Afroso, a dynamic vocalist, gifted multi-instrumentalist and inspiring dancer who will perform here with his band, Shokoto, Friday April 3rd!

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On April 3 and 4, Lincoln City audiences will have the opportunity to experience songs, rhythms and dances from the west coast of Ghana. This cultural introduction will be made by Okaidja Afroso, a dynamic vocalist, gifted multi-instrumentalist and inspiring dancer who will perform here with his band, Shokoto.

The World Music community event will begin on Friday, April 3, when Shokoto performs for the students of Oceanlake Elementary School. This concert will augment the students’ studies in basic drumming, singing and music literacy, and has been made possible by the north Lincoln County Studio to School project, funded by the Oregon Community Foundation.

Next up will be a pair of Ghanaian Dance Workshops, set for 10:30 am and 11:30 am Saturday in the dance studio at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101. These workshops are open to dancers of all ages and experience levels, and the cost is $12 per person, payable at the door. To register in advance, call the artist at 503-348-7439.

And last, but certainly not least, Okaidja will perform a full concert with Shokoto at 7 pm Saturday, April 4, in the auditorium at the LCCC. The four musicians will play variety of string and percussion instruments, in two exciting sets with one intermission. Admission is free for everyone age 18 and younger, and just $13 in advance ($15 at the door) for everyone else. Tickets are on sale now through the center’s website, lincolncity-culturalcenter.org.

Shokoto creates innovative music, drawing upon West African roots and the diverse music of the African Diaspora. It’s a mixture of traditional and contemporary African and world music that is sure to make your soul sing. Shokoto music is a dynamic fusion of rhythms from Ghana, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, and the Deep South.

“We take the audience on a musical journey from Africa through the Americas. The instruments we use, from the Afro-Peruvian cajon to the Ghanaian gyil, tie together diverse cultures and create a fusion of traditional African music and music inspired by the African Diaspora,” Okaidja says. “The exultant compositions, soulful vocals, and energetic dancing combine to create an unforgettable and unique experience like no other.”

Tickets for the April 4 evening performance can be purchased at the LCCC box office (inside the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101), by calling 541-994-9994 or by clicking the “Buy Tickets” link at lincolncity-culturalcenter.org. The center accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express, as well as checks and cash. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. A selection of Northwest beers and wines, My Petite Sweet cookies and bars, and Mountain Man savory snacks will be sold before the show, and during intermission.

The Lincoln City Cultural Center is a non-profit center for community and creativity, inside the historic Delake School building, at the corner of NE Sixth St. and Hwy. 101. The center, which is also home to the official Lincoln City Visitor Information Center, is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day except Tuesday. For details, head to www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or call 541-994-9994.

 

 

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Lanie Shimer will be showing her copper and wood art in a 2 week Artisan Spotlight at the YAA gallery in Nye Beach.  The show runs from March 28 thru April 10 and is open from 11 am to 4 pm daily.

Lanie is often found with a torch in her hands welding copper pieces and working them into driftwood to create unique art.  She loves finding distinct sculpted driftwood shapes and adds copper to create unique art pieces.  She loves combining different mediums to enhance what she sees in each piece.  Lanie adds glass, copper, mirrors, pendants, marbles and wire to make her one of a kind images.  Lanie shows her work at the Newport Farmers Market in the summer as well as the Yaquina Art Association Gallery year round.

VOLKSWALKERS MONTHLY WALK MARCH 31ST!

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Spring is upon us, and if the April showers will leave us be, there are some gorgeous views out there. The Coastal Gems Volkswalkers invite you to “Come Walk with Us” on Tuesday, March 31 as we complete the Woahink/Cleawox year-round event. This 10K walk is rated 1a with good footing all the way. The 5K option is rated a 1a for flat solid surfaces. We will meet at 8:55 AM at the Commons in Yachats to carpool to Florence. You can also meet us at the Sportsman store, 249 Hwy 101, Florence, at 9:45 AM. We walk in any weather, so come prepared.

As always, your leashed pet is welcome on our walks. Be sure to carry water and cleanup materials for your pet. This walk requires a 6 ft. non-retractable leash.

On Wednesday, April 1, our monthly club meeting will held at the home of our president in Yachats. There will be a leg-stretcher walk at 5 PM, followed by the club meeting 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule of Events 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.

March; Spring Break 2015

Sunday, Mar 22 and 29 Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market Indoors
LCCC welcomes back the Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market, every Sundays this month, open from 10:00am – 3:00pm. For details contact the Lincoln City Farmers Market at 541-921-5745 or
http://www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org.

Monday, Mar 23 – Friday Mar 27
- Spring Break – Festival of Illusions: Live Magic Shows AND – Magic Camp for Kids: Along with nightly performances, the LCCC is offering daily Magic Camps, from 9:00am – 11:00am. Guest artist Regina Wollrabe, aka Cha Cha the Clown, will help young performers improve their skills in juggling, circus-style tricks, makeup, costumes, props, and more. The camps are open to youth ages 8 to 18, and their parents, grandparents and guardians. To register or learn more, call the LCCC at 541-994-9994.

Monday, Mar 23
Magic Camp for Kids: Circus Stunts & Juggling 101, special guest Laura Green 9:00am-11:00am

Festival of Illusions: Joe Black 7:00pm
The 2015 Festival of Illusions opens with the impressive Joe Black. Joe Black, a magician and hypnotist from Seattle, was awarded the “Rising Star Award” two years in a row, and was a televised finalist on “America’s Got Talent!” His “Black Magic” show is a real crowd pleaser. Tickets $5 – $10

Tuesday, Mar 24
Magic Camp for Kids: Another Great Lesson in Magic, special guest Joe Black 9:00am-11:00am

Festival of Illusions: Henrik Bothe 7:00pm
A native of Denmark, Bothe grew up idolizing the magicians he saw on the Ed Sullivan Show. He’s now one of the best plate spinners in the world, as well as one of the funniest physical comedians on the circuit today. Bothe has appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, and on “A Prairie Home Companion,” where Garrison Keillor said, “Henrik is one of the few jugglers that have succeeded in performing on the radio.” Tickets $5 – $10

Wednesday, Mar 25
Magic Camp for Kids: Make a Circus Magic Prop, special guest Henrik Bothe 9:00am-11:00am

Festival of Illusions: Steve Hamilton 7:00pm
The 2015 Festival of Illusions presents comedy magic with Steve Hamilton – aka “Steve the Pretty Good.” He’s been performing around the world – from Shanghai to Indiana — for the past 20 years. Known for his spontaneous humor and original routines, Hamilton offers the classics of magic with his own funny twist, and transforms his audience into his magical assistants. Does someone get sawn in half? You bet. Can he make someone float? Absolutely. Tickets $5 – $10

Thursday, Mar 26
Magic Camp for Kids: Balloons and Other Tricks, special guest Steve Hamilton 9:00am-11:00am

Festival of Illusions: Jeff Evans 7:00pm
Jeff Evans the Entertainer will be back this year, as well, with an all-ages show set for Thursday, March 26. Evans’ friendly style of magic receives top reviews for family entertainment. A full-time pro since 1998, Evans’ amazing magic and clean comedy is honed to its best in over 250 shows each year. Fan favorites include “Sparky the Trained Chicken” and his “ridiculously dangerous” escape stunt from ropes, chains, and padlocks. No wonder he was named the 2013 Seattle’s Funniest Magician and Parent Map Magazine’s 2013 “Golden Teddy Award” for Best Live Entertainment. Tickets $5 – $10

Friday, Mar 27
Magic Camp for Kids: Let’s Go, On With the Show, special guest Jeff Evans 9:00am-11:00am
followed by the DIY Magic Show 11:15 am

Festival of Illusions: Louie Foxx 7:00pm
The Festival will close with a rousing performance of Louie Foxx’s One Man Side Show, on Friday, March 27. As a kid, Foxx realized that he excelled at all of the things that adults told him were a waste of time. He started performing street corner magic while he was still in high school, and has been improving his act ever since. The Society of American Magicians voted Louie The Best Stage Magician and Best Close-Up Magician in Minnesota in 1996. He has also been featured twice in Linking Ring magazine, which is a magazine for the 13,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He is also a two-time Guinness World Record Holder and has been on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” as well as many other syndicated television shows, from “New Day Northwest” to “Otra Movida” in Spain. He’s known for his artistry with the bullwhip and the lasso, as well as his ability to shrink his own head. Tickets $5 – $10

 

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Oil and Acrylic Class featured Spotlight Artists

Yaquina Art Gallery

There will be a two week spotlight featuring the artwork from students in the YAA Acrylic and Oil Painting class.  The show will run from March 21 through April 3 at the Yaquina Art Association gallery located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport, Oregon.  The gallery, located at the Nye Beach Turnaround, is open from 11 am to 4 pm daily.

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The Acrylic and Oil Painting class is held on Tues. mornings from 9 am to 11 am.  It is open to anyone, beginner or advanced who is interested in painting in an informal setting.  The facilitator, Patti Johnson helps guide the class in their painting, offering as much help as is wanted or needed.  The class isn’t structured and has lots of room with usually between 7 to 10 students coming out.  Artists are asked to bring their own supplies but there is no fee for the class.  Patti Johnson loves doing and teaching portraits and offers help learning to do that type of art.

GYOTAKU: JAPANESE FISH PRINTING

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Gyotaku artist, Bruce Koike, at work in his studio.

A TALK & DEMONSTRATION WITH BRUCE KOIKE AT

THE PACIFIC MARITIME & HERITAGE CENTER

A new exhibit at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center brings to life the vibrant art of Gyotaku, a Japanese word that roughly translates as “Fish Printing.”

On Sunday, March 29th, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, guest curator Bruce Koike will be sharing history of the art form, techniques, and materials. Koike will also lead a tour through the exhibit, and demonstrate his Gyotaku skills.

Having grown up in San Diego, fish and fishing have always been part of Bruce’s life. His passion for the ocean brought him to the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center in the mid 1980s to earn a Masters degree in Fisheries Science. During this time, Bruce first attempted and developed in the art of Gyotaku. After his graduation, Bruce worked at the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans.

Bruce obtains specimens from his public aquarium colleagues, research scientists, Asian fish markets, commercial fishers, recreational anglers and has, on occasion, been successful at catching a specimen or two. He has printed over 150 different species of aquatic animals including fish, seaweed, crab, clam, octopus, and squid.

The Gyotaku exhibit runs through September 6th, 2015, and features the collective works of Bruce Koike, Leighton Blackwell, John Buchanan, Heather J Fortner, and Marion Moir. Many of the pieces are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Maritime Center.

Admission to this event is free for members, and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. 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

 

Oregon Coast Therapy Animals Handlers Class

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Oregon Coast Therapy Animals is passionate about visiting therapy animal teams in our community. We are bringing comfort and healing to those in need through the miracle of the human-animal bond. Visits by well-trained and thoroughly screened handlers and their animals can benefit the health and well-being of people in the facilities where we visit, including, assisted living centers, hospital, homeless shelters, the DA’s office, the jail and more.

Are you interested in joining our team? Please come to our Handler’s Class on April 4th. It will be held in the Education room at the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport from 9 am-3pm. The cost is $40 and includes your manual, lunch, and coffee services. Pre-registraion is required. Contact Linda Hill at 541-270-3339. For further information visit www.oregoncoasttherapyanimals.org or visit us on Facebook!

 

 

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.

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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

 

 

Spring Break Recreational Swims

at the Newport Pool

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The Newport Pool is offering additional open recreational swims at 1:30pm-3:00pm on Monday, March 23rd – Wednesday, March 25th – Friday March 27th. The drop in rate for these swims is just $2.00 per person. Swimmers 6 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water. For more information contact the Newport Pool at 541.265.7770 or visit the City of Newport website http://www.newportoregon.gov

Sitka Center 2015 Workshops

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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

Tara Calloway in The YAA Spotlight!

Rock Lamp by Tara Callaway

There will be a two week Artisan spotlight show featuring jewelry and rock lamps from Tara Callaway in the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport Oregon.  The show is at 789 NW Beach Drive in the Nye Beach Turnaround and is open daily from 11-4.  Her show runs from March 14 to March 27th.

Tara grew up traveling and she was constantly searching for interesting and fun jewelry that represent the culture and lifestyle of the people.  She has had jewelry designs in her mind but has just recently developed the skill to create the beautiful designs that were in her mind.  Her designs are inspired by the places she has traveled, experienced and lived.

Tara chooses only natural materials such as  high quality gemstones, pearls, metals, bone and horn. With her husband, she likes to make rock lamps from locally found Oregon Coast rocks. It is a great physical activity hauling and choosing rocks and it also gives them a chance to be outside enjoying the sunny days. They received training from her uncle in Superior, WI, who has been a stone mason for over 25 years.

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Tara is originally from northern Illinois but since leaving there in 2008 she has moved 17 times, living and working in places such as Joshua Tree National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Alaska (in a weatherport!), Peru, Greece, Italy, Colorado and now Oregon. As a Park Ranger and Botanist, her jobs have taken her all over the country and she has enjoyed learning about diverse ecosystems. Outside of work, her husband and her enjoy recreating outdoors, especially when it involves climbing, mountaineering, backpacking and running.

Register now for middle school track and field

LC Middle School Track
Registration is now open for middle school track and field in Lincoln City.
The program is open to students in grades 6 through 8, and youngsters do not need prior experience.
Boys and girls will have an opportunity to experience traditional track and field events including sprint and distance running, hurdles, shot put, discus, long jump and high jump.
Karl McShane, recreation supervisor for Lincoln City Parks and Rec, and Gail Kimberling, Community Center director, will coach. Volunteers are also need, especially those with experience in throwing and jumping events.
“Track and field is for students of all athletic abilities, and it’s a great way to learn new skills and boost confidence,” Kimberling said.
Practices will be held from 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Taft 7-12’s Voris Field, beginning the Monday after Spring Break, March 30. The team will travel to several meets, and parents are responsible for transportation to and from meets.
The cost is $50 per student, and scholarships are available. The registration fee includes a Lincoln City Track Club sweatshirt. Race singlets will also be issued to participants, but must be returned.
Register by Friday, March 27 at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place. For more information call 541-996-1233.

 

 Mini Maker Fair March 28th at Driftwood

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Driftwood Public Library hosts a Mini Maker Fair on March 28th
Saturday from 2-5pm. This is a free family event and includes hands on experimenting, science demonstrations, exploration with ‘maker’ machines and computer use with robotics and some make and take/ ideas to go. This event is funded in part by the Friends of the Driftwood Public Library. For more information about this event or to display a science related
project please contact Teena Nelson at Driftwood Public Library
541-996-1258 or email tnelson@driftwoodlib.org.

Alexander Tutunov performs with the Newport Symphony

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The Newport Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will conclude its regular season March 28 and 29 with a fantastic piano concerto played by visiting virtuoso Alexander Tutunov.

The concerts will also feature Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6, conducted by NSO Music Director Adam Flatt.

Alexander Tutunov is one of the finest pianists to emerge from the former Soviet Union. Dr. Tutunov trained at the Moscow Conservatory and received a doctoral degree in concert performance from the Belarusian State Conservatory. His “exhilarating and inspired” performance style won him first prizes at Russian and Belarusian national piano competitions. He maintains a busy touring schedule in Europe, China, Mexico, and the United States as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras. Happily for Oregonians, Dr. Tutunov now makes his home in Ashland, where he teaches piano and is honored as Artist-in-Residence at Southern Oregon University. His performances with various ensembles across the region have earned him an enthusiastic following in his adopted home state.

For his concerts with the Newport Symphony Orchestra, Tutunov will bring his unique and exciting talent to Rachmaninoff’s Piano concerto No. 2. This piece has become one of the most well-known and beloved of all piano concertos, having been featured in several popular movies. Its brilliant ending promises to send off the NSO season with panache.

The program will begin with a symphony by fellow Russian Dmitri Shostakovich, widely recognized as one of the finest composers of the twentieth century. His Sixth Symphony is dominated by a long, romantic melody in the opening movement and ends in an irresistible burst of high spirits.

The performances will follow closely on the heels of the NSO’s recent highly successful performances of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Those concerts, conducted and narrated by David Ogden Stiers, set a new NSO attendance record for a single weekend, with near capacity crowds on consecutive days.

The upcoming concerts, on March 28 and 29, will be the last of the 2014-15 regular season at the Newport Performing Arts Center. As usual, the Saturday evening show will begin at 7:30, with an informal pre-concert talk by maestro Adam Flatt at 6:45. The Sunday matinee will begin at 2:00.

Tickets are available for $34 and $20 ($10 for students) from the Newport Performing Arts Center box office by phone at (541) 265-ARTS and online at NewportSymphony.org.
The NSO will return for its SummerFest concert series that includes 3 Leg Torso July 3rd, NSO’s annual free Fourth of July concert for the whole family, and July 5th when NSO will be joined by All Classical Radio’s Edmund Stone for an afternoon program of NSO At The Movies.

April 2015

Lincoln City Cultural Center UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, April 2 Birdwatching Walk with the Audubon Society 9:00am – 10:00am
Meet in front of the center at 9:00am, for a birdwatching walk with volunteers from the Lincoln City chapter of the Audubon Society. This outing, organized in conjunction with “The Bird Show” exhibit in the Chessman Gallery, is free and open to the public. Binoculars and field guides are provided. For details, call Jack Doyle, 541-994-9330.

Saturday, April 4 World Music: Okaija Afroso: Ghanaian Music & Dance 7:00pm
Okaidja’s unique artistic vision has led him to combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors. His sound is a spicy fusion of spirited Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences. He is a dynamic vocalist, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, and an exultant dancer. For this coastal performance, he will be accompanied by 2-3 other musicians, playing a variety of stringed and percussion instruments. With help from the Studio to Schools committee, funded by a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, Okaidja will also perform an outreach concert at Oceanlake Elementary School. Tickets $13 in advance/$15 at the door

Sunday, April 5 Lincoln City Cultural Center will be Closed in observance of Easter
The entire Lincoln City Cultural Center will be closed for Easter Day, April 5, so that our members and volunteers can spend the holiday with their families. We’ll be open again on Monday, April 6, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Wednesday, April 8 Leadership Lincoln
The LCCC is proud to host the 2014-15 class of Leadership Lincoln. The goal of this program is to develop leadership and management skills for individuals who have interest and commitment in the future of Lincoln County and to provide networking opportunities that will enhance positive professional and organizational growth. For information, call Mike Yost at the Newport Chamber of Commerce office (541-265-8801).

Friday, April 10 Opening Reception 5:00pm – 7:00pm
“In the Details” by Colleen Hickey and Buff Medb Neretin
In the LCCC fine arts space, the Chessman Gallery. Enjoy complimentary snacks and a glass of wine, while you take in the latest show. The show continues through May 4. This unique look at art will have you pondering the details in a new way. Both Colleen Hickey and Buff Medb Neretin have mounted prints of detailed parts of their original artwork and will be displaying them alongside their original encaustic, acrylic and mixed media paintings. “Tiny details imperceptible to us decide everything!” – W.G. Sebald, Vertigo

Saturday, April 11 Hiroya Tsukamoto Classical Guitar 8:00pm
Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 1994, Hiroya entered The Osaka University and while at college in Japan, Hiroya was introduced to a musical and social movement in South America called Nueva Cancion headed by musical legends such as Victor Jara and Violeta Parra.
Hiroya has been leading concerts with his group including several appearances at Blue Note in New York and he performed with Esperanza Spalding, Marta Gomez, Kendrick Scott(The Crusadors), Pete Kennedy (The Kennedys) and Dave Maxwell(Muddy Waters Band). Hiroya’s recent album is “Heartland” which was released in August 2012 from 333discs. Tickets $14 in advance/$16 at the door

Sunday, April 12, 19, 26 Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market – Indoors
Join in the fun at the Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market, every Sundays this month, open from 10:00am – 3:00pm. For details contact the Lincoln City Farmers Market at 541-921-5745 or
http://www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org.

Saturday, April 18 Earth Day Celebration 11:00am – 2:00pm
The LCCC and North Lincoln Sanitary Service Earth Day celebration will include a Farmers Market, Fun and Educational Activities for Kids, Music, Crafts, Food, a Raffle and so much more. Please join us for this celebration. Admission is Free.

Saturday, April 18 Joe Weigand as Theodore Roosevelt 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Joe Weigand offers a vivid and rousing one-man theater experience, sharing stories about TR that are full of adventure, laughter and inspiration. Through the eyes of Teddy Roosevelt, audiences relive the establishment of America’s great National Parks, forests, monuments and wildlife preserves, and hear how a frail young boy built his body and dedicated himself to “the vigorous life.” Presented by the North Lincoln County Historical Society, as part of Lincoln City’s 50th Birthday Celebration. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 21 Claude Bourbon, Medieval & Spanish Blues 7:00pm
Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O’Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong (Van Morisson), Jose Barrense Dias and many more. Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale, Monty Python; JS Bach and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks…. Tickets $13 in advance/$15 at the door
Wednesday, April 22 Red Cross Blood Drive 12:30pm – 6:30pm
The LCCC is proud to host this spring blood drive, with appointments available from 12:30 to 6:30 pm. To make yours, head to http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood, or check in at the center after April 1.

Saturday, April 25 Big Band Dance with the Lincoln Pops 7:00pm
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 $10 in advance/$12 at the door

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.

CLASS SCHEDULE
* 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

* ENCOURAGING HEALTHY WEIGHTS
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.

* DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE with Stephen Pierce
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.

Celtic Festival & Highland Games 2015

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 APPLY NOW FOR THE 2015 CELTIC FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES!

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!

CREATIVITY CAMP

 At The Toledo Public Library

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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.

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

 

COMPUTER CLASSES AT NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY

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The Newport Public Library will offer the following free classes during the month of March.

 Friday, March 27, Beginning Excel will be taught at 9:00 a.m. This class teaches the basics of creating a spreadsheet and adding rows and columns. Intermediate Excel will be offered at 10:00 a.m.  This class
teaches how to balance a checkbook, use multiple worksheets, and create charts. All classes are free and last one hour.  Registration is required.  For more information, please call (541) 265-2153 or check the library website, www.newportlibrary.org.

Devils Lake

Family Fishing Frenzy!

DEVILS LAKE FISHING

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March 28, 2015

9 am – 2 pm

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Devils Lake Water Improvement District (DLWID) are bringing back to Devils Lake another opportunity to introduce youth to the fun of fishing through one of their Family Fishing Days.

 

Family Fishing Events offer a host of fishing opportunities at stocked ponds throughout the state. On-site ODFW staff and volunteers provide equipment, teach youth how to bait and cast, and help kids “reel in” their catch. Adults can get tips on basic rigging, fish identification and casting. The program provides a unique opportunity for families to learn how to fish together and discover just how much fun it can be! Licenses are required for anyone 14 years and older, and are not available at the events. If you need a fishing license you may purchase one online or at any ODFW license outlet, such as the Lincoln City BiMart.

LINCOLN CITY IS MAGIC FOR SPRING BREAK: NIGHTLY SHOWS, MAGIC CAMPS AND ART WORKSHOPS MARCH 23-27

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The beach is magical any time of the year. But Lincoln City, on the central Oregon Coast, is a magic place to spend spring break, thanks to the fourth annual Festival of Illusions at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The FOI is a week full of evening magic shows, fun day camps, and open art workshops for youth, all held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101, in Lincoln City.
This year’s festival will take place from March 23 to March 27. Advance evening show tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids 4 and younger. Tickets are on sale now through the center’s website, http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org (click “Buy Tickets”) or by calling the center, 541-994-9994.
The evening performance series will open on Monday, March 23, with the impressive Joe Black. Joe Black, a magician and mentalist from Seattle, was awarded the “Rising Star Award” two years in a row, and was a televised finalist on “America’s Got Talent!” His “Black Magic” show is a real crowd pleaser, and is appropriate for older children and adults.
Up next will be Henrik Bothe, performing on Tuesday, March 24. A native of Denmark, Bothe grew up idolizing the magicians he saw on the Ed Sullivan Show. He’s now one of the best plate spinners in the world, as well as one of the funniest physical comedians on the circuit today. Bothe has appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, and on “A Prairie Home Companion,” where Garrison Keillor said, “Henrik is one of the few jugglers that have succeeded in performing on the radio.”
On Wednesday, March 25, the Festival of Illusions will present comedy magic with Steve Hamilton – aka “Steve the Pretty Good.” He’s been performing around the world – from Shanghai to Indiana — for the past 20 years. Known for his spontaneous humor and original routines, Hamilton offers the classics of magic with his own funny twist, and transforms his audience into his magical assistants. Does someone get sawn in half? You bet. Can he make someone float? Absolutely.
Jeff Evans the Entertainer will be back this year, as well, with an all-ages show set for Thursday, March 26. Evans’ friendly style of magic receives top reviews for family entertainment. A full-time pro since 1998, Evans’ amazing magic and clean comedy is honed to its best in over 250 shows each year. Fan favorites include “Sparky the Trained Chicken” and his “ridiculously dangerous” escape stunt from ropes, chains, and padlocks. No wonder he was named the 2013 Seattle’s Funniest Magician and ParentMap Magazine’s 2013 “Golden Teddy Award” for Best Live Entertainment. To learn more, be a fan at http://www.facebook.com/jeffevansmagic or subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/amazementproductions.
The Festival will close with a rousing performance of Louie Foxx’s One Man Side Show, on Friday, March 27. As a kid, Foxx realized that he excelled at all of the things that adults told him were a waste of time. He started performing street corner magic while he was still in high school, and has been improving his act ever since. The Society of American Magicians voted Louie The Best Stage Magician and Best Close-Up Magician in Minnesota in 1996. He has also been featured twice in Linking Ring magazine, which is a magazine for the 13,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He is also a two-time Guinness World Record Holder and has been on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” as well as many other syndicated television shows, from “New Day Northwest” to “Otra Movida” in Spain. He’s known for his artistry with the bullwhip and the lasso, as well as his ability to shrink his own head.
All evening shows begin at 7 pm, with doors open at 6:30 pm. There are two sets, with one intermission, and sweet treats, sodas, nuts, beer and wine are sold inside.
KIDS’ MAGIC CAMPS
The LCCC is also offering daily Magic Camps, held from 9 to 11 a.m. daily from Monday, March 23, through Friday, March 27. Guest artist Regina Wollrabe, aka Cha Cha the Clown, will help young performers improve their skills in juggling, circus-style tricks, makeup, costumes, props, and more. The camps are open to youth ages 8 to 18, and their parents, grandparents and guardians.
The price is $18 per person, per day, and includes all props and instructions. Youth may also sign up for the entire week, 9 to 11 am Monday-Friday, for the discounted price of $80. Class size is limited, so pre-registration is recommended although drop-ins will be accepted if space is available. To register or learn more, call the LCCC at 541-994-9994.
Cha Cha and her assistant, Laura Green the Juggling Queen, are planning a DIY Magic Show after the last camp, at 11 am on Friday, March 27. Participation is free to any magic camp student, and admission is free as well.

ABRA CADABRA OPEN ART SPACE
New to the festival this year is the Abra Cadabra Open Art Space, led by arts educator Krista Eddy and a slew of LCCC volunteers. The workshop will take over the LCCC Conference Room, and will be open for drop-in fun from 1 to 4 pm daily.
Some projects will be guided – like magical wands, magician’s hats and floating butterflies – and other tables will be “free art” zones, with paper, markers, paints, fabric, notions, and the like. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult, but all others can attend on their own. Entrance fee is just $5. For details, contact Sam Randall or Krista Eddy at 541-994-9994.

Newport Reads! promotes its tenth annual reading program with a triple header at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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Oregon authors Jane Kirkpatrick, Phillip Margolin and Gregory Nokes will discuss the role of black people in settling Oregon. The books to read are Nokes’ Breaking Chains, a nonfiction account of the ground-breaking court case, Holmes versus Ford; Margolin’s Worthy Brown’s Daughter, a work of fiction inspired by the same case; and Kirkpatrick’s A Light in the Wilderness, the story of a woman of color that also features a significant court case. Mark your calendars for April 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Sponsored by the Newport Public Library Foundation, the program is free to all readers.

 

 

 

Almost 20 photographers will be featured at the Visual Art Center in Newport Oregon for the month of March. 

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The show opens on March 3 and runs through March 29th at the Runyan Gallery located in Nye Beach.  Each artist was invited to submit up to 5 pieces to be shown.  Artwork will be available to view or purchase off the wall from 11 am to 5 pm daily except Mondays.  The public is invited to participate in the people’s choice award as well.  There will be an opening reception on March 6, 2015 from 5-7pm in the Runyan Gallery.

The photographers are members of the Yaquina Art Association Photography group that meets first and third Mondays in the upstairs classroom at the VAC in Newport at 7 pm.  The group emphasizes programs and improving our photography skills through programs, critique and competition.  The group enters digital and print competitions monthly to the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs where over 27 camera clubs enter photographs for awards.  The 4C’s has groups from Idaho, California, Washington and Oregon.

Programs presented have included noted photographers sharing presentations on water photography, night photography, cell phone photography, light painting, tips on post processing, framing and matting, field trips, etc.  The group invites members of the community that are interested in joining the group to join in any of the meetings.

 

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2015 EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2015 Entertainment
February 27 & 28: Masters of Illusion, All Ages Show, (on sale now), $28-$43, 8pm
March 13 & 14: Foreigner, (SOLD OUT), $40-$55, 8pm
March 21: King of the Cage, MMA, (On sale now), $40- $100, doors open at 5pm
First bout 6pm
March 27 & 28: Comedy on the Coast, 8pm, $15
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

ENTERTAINMENT: ROGUE RIVER LOUNGE
Friday and Saturday Ultrasonic DJ, cover, 10:30pm to 1:30am

ENTERTAINMENT: CHINOOK’S SEAFOOD GRILL
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

PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS BY DATE:
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

 

Kirkpatrick, Margolin, Nokes in town for Newport Reads!

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Newport Reads! promotes its tenth annual reading program with a triple header on April 9, 2015 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Oregon authors Jane Kirkpatrick, Phillip Margolin and Gregory Nokes will discuss the role of black people in settling Oregon and their recent books on the subject. Doors open at 6:30 for book signing and the program begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Alice Silverman Theater. Sponsored by the Newport Public Library Foundation, the program is free to all readers.
Nokes and Margolin wrote books relating to the ground-breaking court case, Holmes versus Ford. Nokes wrote Breaking Chains, a nonfiction account and Margolin gave us Worthy Brown’s Daughter, a work of fiction inspired by the same case. Kirkpatrick’s latest book, A Light in the Wilderness, is the story of a woman of color and also features a significant court case. “These books were among my first glimpses into black history in Oregon, which is only recently being talked about and widely published.” said Wyma Rogers from the Newport Reads Committee.
Gregory Nokes is a former reporter and editor for the Associated Press and the Oregonian. A Portland native who attended Willamette and Harvard Universities, Nokes is known for his work in uncovering details of the 1887 massacre of 34 Chinese gold miners in Hells Canyon.
Phillip Margolin grew up in New York City and graduated from the American University in Washington, D.C. He came to Oregon to practice criminal law prior to writing mystery and detective novels. His success as a writer has resulted in numerous awards and slots on the NYT best seller list.
Jane Kirkpatrick is a popular Oregon writer, speaker and teacher. Her books have won several awards including the Oregon Book Award. Kirkpatrick began as a social worker graduate of the University of Wisconsin. In her retirement she homesteaded land on the John Day River in a remote part of Oregon known as Starvation Point.
Check your local bookstores for copies of the books. There will also be books to purchase at the program. The Newport Public Library has multiple copies of each book for lending. Mark your calendars now for April 9, 7:00 at the PAC. For more information, see the library web site http://www.newportpubliclibrary.com.

 

Newport Drum Circle Upcoming Events

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SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2–4:00 PM

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

(Winter schedule – every second Saturday, 2:00 to 4:00 pm – through April 2015.)

 “I just wanted to say thank you for your great charitable community service. I have just ordered a darbouka drum and am about to take some youtube lessons! Your group lending me a drum let me remember how therapeutic and mega-fun hand drumming was. – Caelah Faerold, 12/16/14

NEWPORT COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE, February 14 (second Saturdays), 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The drum circle is on its regular monthly winter schedule through April in the glass-enclosed gazebo at Don Davis Park at the west end of Olive Street, across from the Performing Arts Center.  It’s our usual free and family friendly facilitated rhythm circle. All ages and skill levels welcome. Drug and alcohol free.  Bring a drum or borrow one of ours. Contact chandler@chandlerdavis.com

 CORVALLIS COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE, February 7 (first Saturdays), 7:00 to 8:00 pm, 101 NW 23rd Street (cross street is Monroe, park and enter from the rear). Our Corvallis counterpart, beginning its fourth year, has back in its indoor winter location. The format is very similar to ours: All ages and levels of playing ability, loaners available or take your own drum, “lightly facilitated,” dancers also welcome, free. Contact Michelle Lovrich, drumcircleconnection@gmail.com   

 NUTS: Newport Ukulele Tune Strummers, February 11 (second Wednesdays), 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Red Lotus Music, 425 SW Coast Hwy. Ukulele clubs, like drum circles, can encourage community and provide access to participation for people without extensive musical training. Evans Longshore facilitates. Free (donations accepted). Loaners available. 541-574-0406 or evans@redlotusmusic.net

 MARY-BETH NICKEL, is the other half of the Thunder & Lightness Duo. She appeared with me again last year at the Second Saturday Summer Celebration & Drum Jam @ Cafe Mundo and she has been bringing sweetness and lightness to year round drum circle events for nearly five years. Mary-Beth also performs regularly in concert mode on Native American flutes, Celtic harp, and hammered dulcimer at local church and community events. (Watch your local listings.) For more information on the Thunder & Lightness Duo contact chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-272-4615.

 GUS WILLEMIN, frequent sideman and conga master at Newport Drum Circle and Thunder & Lightness performance events during the past five years, has written a novel called, appropriately, SIDEMAN, published recently by Dancing Moon Press. The book is available at local bookstores and online.

 

 

 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.

 

 

Help Food Share Sparkle! March 28th!

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Volunteers review jewelry donations for “Be Jeweled”

BeJeweled, Food Share of Lincoln County’s recycled jewelry sale is March 28th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Shilo Inn, Newport.  We need your donations!  Can you help?  Any kind of jewelry in any condition can help make a difference to a family in need and your donation is tax deductible.  Drop locations include the Newport Chamber, Diamonds by the Sea and Nye Cottage Beads.  Contact Food Share at 541-265-8578 for more information.

Celtic Festival

The 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games is coming up on June 12th -14th, 2015 and the Celtic Heritage Alliance is seeking volunteers to join their clan!

CHA’s Volunteer Team Leader, Allison Keith, will be hosting a free volunteer seminar at the historic Seal Rock Garden Club located at 10377 NW Rand Street in Seal Rock on Tuesday, February 18th, 2015 at noon to provide an overview of “CHA” and their activties and will answer questions for potential volunteers.  You are not required to have Celtic heritage to volunteer!  Make the most of your time and talents through non-profit volunteer work that is both fun and rewarding.

Visit www.newportcelticfestival.com and click on our “Volunteer” link for a short video, find our volunteer information, or connect by e-mail at volunteer@newportcelticfestival.com.

 

Treasure Hunters Get Ready for Finders Keepers

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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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