Upcoming Events

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital hosting Homemade Quilt and Candy Sales – Nov. 17

QuiltThe public is invited to browse a selection of handcrafted quilts, See’s Candies and jigsaw puzzles Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the annual fundraising sale hosted by Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary.

The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s education conference room. All proceeds will go to purchase a tympanometer for the hospital. This is a diagnostic tool used during ear examinations.

The hospital’s volunteer services coordinator, Celeste O’Brien, explains that a cozy quilt is comforting to patients undergoing medical treatment. That is why a local resident, Bev Barcroft, began creating lap quilts and donating them for patients receiving ambulatory infusion therapy. This is a type of therapy where patients come to a clinic on the hospital campus to receive intravenous medications, such as antibiotics, antivirals, and chemotherapy.

Barcroft also donates dozens of quilts to the Auxiliary, which sells them during this annual sale to benefit the hospital, O’Brien explained.

“Bev puts so much labor and love into creating these beautiful quilts, knowing that her efforts will bring comfort to others,” O’Brien said. “We appreciate her so much, and also those who purchase the quilts, helping to support our hospital programs.”

CUTLINE: Gift Shop volunteers Audrey Crocker, left, and Susie Lazott display one of the beautiful quilts handcrafted by Bev Barcroft and donated to help raise funds to purchase hospital equipment.

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Siletz Valley Grange Bingo Night – Nov. 17


The Siletz Valley Grange is holding a Bingo on Tuesday November 17th at 7 p.m. They need to have a minimum of 15 people to hold a game. If it works out, they plan to hold two bingo nights a month throughout the Winter months. Doors open at 6:30.

They are also starting a Monthly BUNCO group and the first game will be on Tuesday November 10th at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.

Dinner and snacks are available for purchase in the kitchen. For further information contact Michelle at 541-444-1023.

Coastal Colorists Adult Coloring Club at Newport Public Library – Nov. 18

Coastal Colorists Adult Coloring Club Newport Public LibraryAdult coloring is coming to the Newport Public Library!  The first meeting of the “Coastal Colorists” will be Wednesday, November 18 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in the McEntee Meeting Room. “Coloring is considered a way to reduce stress, Adult Coloring Group Newport Libraryto let go of the distractions of modern life and focus on creativity,” said librarian Sheryl Eldridge. “We have purchased a variety of adult coloring books, which all have intricate and decorative designs.”Newport Public Library Newport Oregon (2)

Participants are welcome to bring their own coloring tools, or use the library’s books and colored pencils. This program is free and open to all adults, 18 and up.  For more information, contact the library at 541-265-2153 or go to the library’s website, www.newportlibrary.org.

Teen Third Thursdays at Newport Public Library – Nov. 19

Teen Third Thursdays

Newport Public Library has resumed monthly programs for 12-18 year olds on the third Thursday of each month from 3:45-5:30pm.

All Senior Community Thanksgiving Luncheon – Nov. 19

All Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon 2015

November Naturalist Presentation for Yaquina Birders & Naturalists – Nov. 19

Thursday, Nov. 19.  Bori Olla presents “Behavioral Observations of Life the Coral Reefs of Bonaire“.  Bori is a marine scientist who has been widely published in professional journals about marine behavioral ecology.  His underwater video at Bonaire (which is 65 miles north of Venezuela) focuses on changes in appearance and behavior of fish as they develop from juveniles to adults.  It also illustrates aspects of the cycle from plankton to species that eat plankton that in turn
become food for predators.  Other featured topics include moray eels and the importance of sand habitats adjacent to coral reefs.  This Yaquina Birders & Naturalists meeting starts at 7 PM at the Public Meeting Room of Central Lincoln PUD (2129 North Coast Highway) in north Newport.  Cost: free.  Everyone is welcome!  For more info, call 541-265-2965.

“The Curious Savage” at Newport High School – Nov. 19-21

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Newport Public Library offering free Computer Classes – Nov. 20

  • Newport Public Library Newport Oregon (2)“Beginning Computers, with Tips for Internet and Email” will be taught on Friday, November 20 from 9:00 – 10:30am. This class covers how to use a mouse, create folders, and open programs on the desktop. The computers used have the Windows 7 operating system.  It will also go over the basics of Internet searching and email.

All classes are free, and registration is required.

Library staff also offer one-on-one tutorials, for up to 60 minutes.  You can call the library to “Book a Librarian” if you have questions about Microsoft software, library resources, or general computer or tablet use.

For more information, please call (541) 265-2153 or check the library website, www.newportlibrary.org.

Lincoln City Cultural Center hosts Ken Lavigne in Concert “The Road to Carnegie Hall” – Nov. 20

Canadian Tenor Ken Lavigne in Concert LCCC Nov 20 2016Join the LCCC for a special evening with Canadian Tenor Ken Lavigne, and his band. Ken is a former member of “The Canadian Tenors” and he’s just released his fifth CD, “Showtime.” Thanks to a lodging sponsorship from Chinook Winds Casino Resort, and an outreach grant from the Studio to School Project, Lavigne will be sharing “The Road to Carnegie Hall” with Lincoln City residents of all ages on November 20th at 7pm.

Lavigne is a highly acclaimed tenor who, for the last nine years, has performed on many world states, including New York’s Carnegie Hall.  He has worked with producer David Foster and performed for His Royal Highness Prince Charles. Recently, he returned from an extensive spring tour that had him performing in San Francisco and Seoul, South Korea. Mr. Lavigne continues to tour extensively across Canada as a soloist with symphonies and small ensembles showcasing his touring show entitled The Road to Carnegie Hall.

Tickets for adults are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Ages 18 and younger may order tickets online for free.

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Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show at Chinook Winds Casino Resort – Nov. 20 & 21

Vicki Lawrence & Mama A Two Woman Show Chinook Winds Casino Resort Emmy Award- winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of the “Carol Burnett Show.” “I went to the Harvard School of Comedy in front of America,” says Ms. Lawrence of her Burnett Show training.

In the seventh season, and hundreds of hilarious sketches later, at the ripe, old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or “Mama” as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in “Mama’s Family,” which consistently topped the ratings for its entire six-year run of original shows. “Mama” has attained almost a cult status among her legions of loyal television viewers.

In 2001 following the unprecedented ratings for the “Carol Burnett Showstopper Special,” which delighted more than 50 million viewers, Ms. Lawrence decided that the time is right to take Mama out of the closet, dust off her sensible shoes and hit the road with her new touring production, Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show.

Ms. Lawrence takes the stage first. “My show is not a retrospective,” she explains. It is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and my observations about real life.” The multi-talented entertainer is mostly known for her acting and comedic talents, but she also earned a gold record for the 1973 hit, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.”

“I think people will get a kick out of the things Mama has an opinion about. We’re creating new material with a more modern and cutting edge. Where Mama is concerned, expect the unexpected. There’s really nothing she can’t do,” she says. “I hope people will be pleasantly surprised by a side of Vicki they may never have seen.…I know they will be looking forward to Mama, and for her part, that crazy old gal will be up to the challenge.”

Don’t miss your chance to see this multi-faceted entertainer when she takes the stage at Chinook Winds on November 20 & 21, 2015!

Tickets are on sale August 20 at 8am! Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office, or online.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $10 – $25. Must be 16 or older to attend.

Rez Kitchen Tour at Chinook Winds Casino Resort – Indigenous Flavors from around the State – Nov. 21

Rez_Kitchen_Tour_Splash Nov 2015Join us on Saturday, November 21 from 1pm to 6pm for the annual Rez Kitchen Tour in the Chinook Winds Casino Resort Convention Center. This event features live cooking demonstrations, a judged Chef’s Competition, People’s Choice Awards, traditional native music, vendor booths, and free samples of delicious tribally prepared dishes inspired by thousands of years of tradition. This event is free and open to all ages.

The Rez Kitchen Tour kicks off at 1pm on Saturday November 21 in Convention Center at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Guests can enjoy traditional Native American music as they visit various vendor booths and taste indigenous local ingredients prepared by chefs across the State. Guests can vote for their favorite dish between 1pm and 3pm. At 3pm the judges will start choosing their dish of choice with winners announced at the 5:30pm awards ceremony. In addition to voting, guests attending Saturday’s events will be eligible to win a variety of door prizes including hotel packages, gift cards and other prizes, donated by the participating vendors.

Among the competitors are Chinook Winds Casino Resort Executive Chef Jack Strong and his culinary team, Wildhorse Resort and Casino CEC Brian Von Eggers, Executive Chef, Mary Wunderlich and Jordon Lebsock and Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort Hotel with Steven Walk, Executive Chef, Tracy Rose and Kurt Gomer, F&B Director.

In Indian Country, the word “Rez” is often used to refer to an Indian Reservation. The Rez Kitchen Tour was created by the Oregon Tribal Tourism Working Group and has among its many objectives to encourage the new and innovative use of traditional Tribal foods and flavors, as well as to build  connections with Tribal and Indian food suppliers throughout Oregon and the Northwest. Booth space is available for eco-friendly and sustainable product suppliers, Native American food vendors, Tribal restaurants, resorts, and food outlets, and advocacy and sponsor groups. For more information on becoming a sponsor or reserving a booth contact, Kristi Lane at 541-996-5787.


Riverdance at Keller Auditorium in Portland – Nov. 20-22

Riverdance 20 yearsCall it the luck of the Irish! The international dance phenomenon Riverdance is back by popular demand. Tickets are now on sale for Riverdance—The 20th Anniversary World Tour in Portland. The show will open on November 20 at the Keller Auditorium and close on November 22.
Riverdance is an innovative blend of dance, music and song. The show draws on Irish traditions and the combined talents of the performers propel historic customs of Ireland’s dance and music into the present day. The show features an international company of talents, all performing to music composed by Bill Whelan.
After a four-year absence from North America the show returns with new costumes, new lighting, new projections, and the addition of a brand new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe number.
Since making its U.S. debut in 1996, Riverdance has become a smash hit and played to audiences around the globe. The dance show has packed theaters throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and most recently South America.
Riverdance—The 20th Anniversary World Tour is a thank you to audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey, so get your tickets today!

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Chris and Erica Sherwood

Senior Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by The Young Professionals of Newport Chamber of Commerce – Nov. 21 & 22

The Young Professionals will once again team up with the City of Newport, ABATE and the Girl Scouts to prepare a delicious Thanksgiving meal for over 200 local senior citizens. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community! We encourage you to sign up to help us cook and/or serve by calling Bobbi at 541-265-8801 or emailing Bobbi@newportchamber.org. Prep day is Nov.21 from 10:00- 2:00, with meals being served Nov.22. at 12pm and 2pm. All help is welcome and appreciated!

Young Professionals Thanksgiving Dinner

frelease15Tillamook State Forest Salmon Release Walk Nov. 21 & 22 (estimated dates)

Submerge yourself in the world of salmon. In the Tillamook State Forest, salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Coast Range. Join us to explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and the underwater oasis of these dynamic fish. After a short presentation, we will walk to Jones Creek and release the tiny fry that were raised in our visitor center fish tank. Watch our Facebook page for updates on their development.

Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market LogoLincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market – Nov. 22, 29

Lincoln City Cultural Center welcomes the Indoor Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market every Sunday this month, open from 10:00am – 3:00pm. For details contact the Lincoln City Farmers Market at 541-921-5745 or LincolnCityFarmersMarket.o​rg.

November bird walk for Yaquina Birders & Naturalists – Nov. 22

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Image of Black Oystercatcher by Diane Bilderback

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

Oregon Coast Recorder Society Fall Concert – Nov. 22

The Oregon Coast Recorder Society will perform its fall concert on Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Newport. The event will benefit the Newport food pantry.

Sunday’s program will include baroque and Shaker dances, Dutch folk songs, music by and for kings, religious music from the 16th and 20th centuries, and “Silk Purse,” a pair of pentatonic minuets composed by the group just for this concert. The performance will conclude with a Thanksgiving sing-along.

A surprise sound this year will come from a set of renaissance krumhorns, which need to be heard to be believed. OCRS musicians will also play their trademark range of instruments: several sizes of recorder, plus cello, bass viol, viola da gamba, guitar, gemshorns, bassoon, and a bell.

The audience will have an opportunity after the concert to talk with players and take a closer look at their instruments. Donations of nonperishable food items, checks, or cash are accepted as admission. All proceeds will go to the Newport food pantry to support its work.

The First Presbyterian Church is at 227 NE 12th St., Newport.

The Oregon Coast Recorder Society rehearses every week and is open to recorder players or other musicians interested in early music. For more information, call (541) 961-1228 or visit www.coastrecorder.org.

Register by Nov. 22 for Tillamook Forest Center Holiday Wreath Making

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 28, 29 & 30


Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath to take home. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make cone bird feeders and other small items. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class [$15 wreaths & $5 cone bird feeders].

Registration is required and the deadline is Sunday, November 22nd. Please call 866-930-4646, visit http://www.tillamookforestcenter.org, or stop by the Center to reserve your place.

Visit the complete program list or visit us on facebook.

Blurring the Line: Clayworks by Brian Johnstone at the Newport Visual Arts Center – Thru Nov. 28

tardisbox2 Blurring the Line Clayworks by Brian JohnstoneThe Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present Tillamook County artist Brian Johnstone in the Coastal Oregon Visual Artist Showcase (COVAS) at the Newport Visual Arts Center from October 2 through November 29, 2015. Johnstone will exhibit original art pottery as part of his free exhibit, “Blurring the Line: Clayworks by Brian Johnstone.”

Brian Johnstone was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and received his BA in architecture from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, in 1967. After working many years as a construction manager, designer and architect, he returned to college and earned his DA in fine arts from the Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with honors and receiving a distinguished traveling scholarship to visit the United State and a British Council scholarship to explore Mexico. Johnstone came to the United States to study salt-glazing inspired by the late Don Reitz.  Read more here.

Porthole Players’ “Avenue Q” at the Newport Performing Arts Center – Nov. 13-29

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Avenue Q, winner of the Tony award triple crown (Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book), will be coming to the Newport Performing Arts Center, November 13th through the 29th.

The edgy musical combines both human and puppet actors to tell the story of neighborhood friends seeking their purpose in big-city life. Director Cyn Wilkes, a former artisan with the Jim Henson Creature Shop, used her professional connections to acquire the same high-quality puppets as used on Broadway. Wilkes has also been training local actors on puppeteering techniques for the past year.

In Wilkes’ words, “Avenue Q is the funniest musical to have graced the Broadway stage in years. It addresses how life isn’t fair and can suck sometimes, but good or bad it’s transitory and only for now. Essentially, it’s a twist on Sesame Street, all grown up with adult themes and language.”

Although the show may look similar to that beloved children’s program where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned, this isn’t Sesame Street and it isn’t for little kids. It’s packed with humor and heart, but also adult themes, language, and situations. Avenue Q is recommended for mature audiences.

Wilkes advises, “If you’re ready to laugh, gasp, and cheer along to a top-notch production of this Tony-Award winning musical, come see what all the fuzz is about!”

Avenue Q show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased in advance at www.coastarts.org, by phone 541-265-2787, or at the door. The show runs from November 13th to the 29th.

 New Gallery Show “The Bountiful Lens” at Chessman Gallery – Nov. 13-Dec. 7

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An exhibit of photographs celebrating the Northwest’s agricultural heritage will be on view at the Chessman Gallery, a non-profit art space inside the Lincoln City Cultural Center, from Nov. 13 to Dec. 7.  An opening reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Organized and curated by the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University, “The Bountiful Lens: Picturing Agricultural Lands and Plenty” features work by five photographers from Oregon,Washington and Minnesota:

          •Mark Abrahamson of Red Wing, Minn., photographs from a small plane to portray the designs and patterns created by agricultural fields when seen from the air;

          •Rich Bergeman of Corvallis, Ore., employs black-and-white photography to depict the romance and nostalgia of ranch life and abandoned homesteads in Eastern Oregon;

          •Loren Nelson of Tigard, Ore., explores the rich detail and design of plants with his 4×5 film camera, black-and-white film and traditional gelatin silver prints. 

          •Nancy Peterfreund of Seattle, Wash., uses color and geometry to great effect in depicting the planted, plowed and harvested fields of Eastern Washington.

          •Susan Seubert of Portland, Ore., focuses her lens on the flora and fauna of the sea, from which she creates 4×5-inch ambrotypes, an historic process that produces positive images on  glass plates. 

          Each photographer is represented in OSU’s Art About Agriculture permanent collection with her or his photographs, which were acquired since 2003. The College organized The Bountiful Lens — Picturing Agricultural Lands and Plenty in part to promote the photographers and to celebrate their recent work.

Thanksgiving Harvest Glass Art in Lincoln City – Nov. 27-28

Thanksgiving-Special-DropBurn off the turkey dinner this Thanksgiving with a beach treasure hunt! Visit the seven miles of pristine beach inLincoln City for Thanksgiving weekend, Nov 27-28, 2015, and you may find a brightly colored glass art piece.

Over 100 glass art pieces will be hidden along the beach in Lincoln City just waiting to be found. Dedicated volunteers called Float Fairies will drop glass floats, starfish, crabs, shells, and sand dollars on both days.

This special holiday glass art drop is part of Lincoln City‘s annual Finders Keepers promotion, which celebrates its 16th anniversary and continues through Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 with glass floats put out daily.  The signed, numbered, and handcrafted floats are hidden along the seven miles of public beach in Lincoln City.  When the floats 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 autographed certificate of authenticity and a biography of the artist who created the glass float.  Remember, if you find it, you keep it!

In-between hunting for beach treasure, the Lincoln City Outlets invite you to shop for treasures this holiday season. With over 50 brand-name stores, the Lincoln City Outlets are your one-stop shopping destination on the central Oregon Coast. Join their “Rewards on the Coast” program and receive special offer and deals for the holidays. For more information, please visit www.lincolncityoutlets.com.

Keep an eye out for additional special glass art drops throughout the next several months.  For a schedule of upcoming drops visitwww.oregoncoast.org/finders-keepers.

Lincoln City Cultural Center Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa Sale – Nov. 27 & 28

Kick off your holiday season with the Lincoln City Cultural Center! Friday events include seeing live reindeer, ornament-making, carols and complimentary refreshments, leading up to the lighting of the community tree and the arrival of Santa Claus. Families can speak with Santa, take part in the cake walk, or shop the artisan vendors. Open 12-7 pm on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Admission (and most events) are free, thanks to support from the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau, Kenny’s IGA, North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, Noble Creek Tree Farm, and other supporting organizations. Join us!

LCCC_treeFriday, Nov. 27

10 am Gift Shop & Info Center open

Noon-7 pm Timberview Farms Live Reindeer Display, West Lawn

2-5 pm Free Make-and-Take Ornament Workshop, Margaret’s Meeting Room

5 pm Sweet Adelines perform, West Lawn (MMR if raining)

5:30 pm Tree lighting countdown & illumination (MMR if raining)

5:30 pm Santa arrives via the NLFRD Ladder Truck

5:45-7 pm Santa hears wishes, Auditorium

6-7 pm Free Cake Walk, Dance Studio

Santa Sale Vendors Open, Auditorium

Saturday, Nov. 28

10am-4 pm Timberview Farms Live Reindeer Display, West Lawn Santa Sale Vendors Open, Auditorium

Newport Fire DepartmentNewport Fire Department Toy Drive – Nov. 27 – Dec. 18

With the holidays nearing, the Newport Fire Department is kicking off their annual Newport Fire Department Toy Drive on November 27th. This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in our community. Firefighters will be accepting donations of new clothing and toys at the Newport Fire Department’s main station located at 245 NW 10th St., Newport (541-265-9461), as well as conducting toy drives at local Newport merchants throughout the holiday season. Meant to benefit Newport’s needy families who would otherwise go without presents, Newport Firefighters will be accepting applications for aid at the main station from November 30th to December 18th while gifts can be collected Dec. 21st-23rd.

Newport Fire Department also reminds residents that with the recent change to Standard Time, now is an excellent time to keep fire safety in mind and change your smoke detector batteries. This is also a great time to practice your family evacuation drill to ensure that your family knows what to do in the event of a fire in your own home.

Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau – Finders Keepers


Lincoln City, OR – In keeping with tradition and after months of careful preparation, the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB) is proud to reveal the annual poster for the 2015-2016 season of Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach. This defining event, which started in 1999, officially kicked off on October 17 and runs through May 30, 2016.

“We are excited to unveil the new Finders Keepers poster to the world,” says Scott Humpert, Marketing Manager for the VCB. “The poster has become quite the collector’s item for visitors and locals alike. We get many phone calls around this time of year from people wanting to get their hands on the new poster, and it is a fun way to celebrate one of our most popular events.”

The firm that collaborated with VCB staff to create the poster, Echo Design, Inc., has worked with the bureau for over 13 years, helping to create nearly every poster to date. The poster, which depicts a fairytale sandcastle with an assortment of glass floats, will be available at the VCB offices located on the fourth floor of City Hall, 801 SW Hwy 101, or at the Visitor Center located at 540 NE Hwy 101.

Treasure hunters in Lincoln City can search for hand-made glass floats that are hidden by volunteers called Float Fairies, who hide the floats during daylight hours between the high tide line and the embankment. Every day, the Float Fairies will drop glass floats along the 7.5 miles of pristine shoreline in Lincoln City. If you’re lucky enough to
find a float, you keep it!

Make sure to share photos of your finds via Facebook at www.facebook.com/LincolnCityOregon or on Twitter using the tag @lcvcb and #FindersKeepers.

A total of 2,016 officially numbered glass floats will be carefully hidden on the beach in Lincoln City for the season, from Roads End in the north to Cutler City in the south. In addition to the numbered floats, there will be special glass drops throughout the season bringing the total glass float count to over 3,000. These special drops include a combination of antique Japanese glass floats, sand dollars, buttons, shells, starfish, and crabs. For a list of upcoming special drop dates, please visit www.oregoncoast.org.

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 an autographed certificate of authenticity and a biography 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 for a chance to win a glass float.

Finders Keepers 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. Each year, 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 visit www.oregoncoast.org.

 #Giving Tuesday December 1Lincoln City Cultural Center Giving Tuesday Generosity Bazaar – Dec. 1

Give Local at this local event on Tuesday, December 1st from 10am to 7pm, part of the nationwide Giving Tuesday movement. Go “shopping” among local nonprofits like Family Promise, St. James Santiago School, the Seventh Day Adventist School, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Lincoln County Food Share, Lincoln City Rotary and other charitable organizations. For details contact Niki at 541-994-9994.

17thth Annual Fantasy of Trees & Angels Holiday Ball set for Dec. 2-5 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Angels_Poster_2015_Web.250133337_std Each year, Angels Anonymous, a local non-profit charitable organization, presents “The Fantasy of Trees” and “The Song of the Angels” Holiday Ball, the group’s largest annual fundraiser, at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. This will be the sixteenth year for the event which will be held December 2 through December 5.
Twenty three trees, decorated and sponsored by local businesses and individuals who not only spend hours decorating the trees but several hundred dollars in decorations on each tree as well, will be on display at this year’s Festival of Trees. Over the past years the themes of the individual trees have included Betty Boop, Firemen, chocolates, peacocks, roses, ballerinas, fishing, old fashioned Christmas, hand carved ornaments, OSU and U of O trees, and many splendidly trimmed in specific colors.
Decorating of the Christmas trees by sponsors will take place Monday and Tuesday, November 30 and December 1 from 10 am to 9 pm. The public is invited to the free viewing of the trees beginning Wednesday, December 2 through Friday, December 4 from noon to 8pm, and Saturday, December 5, from 10am to 3pm. Bring the whole family to view this wonderland of the Christmas Season featuring exceptional trees decorated beyond imagination. There is no admission fee to the viewing of the trees.
The Angels Ball takes place on Saturday, December 5. It will be a night to dress up in your festive best for an elegant evening on the town. This year Blackbird, a Beatles inspired band, will be returning to provide the evenings entertainment. The auction of the Christmas Trees, special items and wreaths will take place during the Angels Ball along with numerous drawings.

Tickets, priced at $75, include passed hors d’ oeuvres, Seafood, Steak, Baked Potato and Dessert Stations, live entertainment, dancing and the auction of the Christmas Trees. They can be purchased at the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce located at 4039 NW Logan Road (call 541-994-3070). It’s a great idea for your office party with the proceeds going to charity! Seating is limited for this event which is not only considered by many as the most enjoyable event of the Holiday Season, but one that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas – providing means to help those who are in need. Hours of the Ball are 5:30pm until 11:30pm.
Angels Anonymous, a 501C-3 non-profit foundation, provides immediate and basic assistance to those in need in the greater north Lincoln County area. The program helps those who have exhausted every other avenue of assistance to meet immediate and basic short-term needs. It may be the young mother left to fend for herself with no money to feed her children, an elderly man who has had his heat turned off in the dead of winter, or a young man desperately in need of employment, who receives assistance. It’s anonymous and a one-time only helping hand extended to residents of north Lincoln County. During the first three quarters of 2015 Angels Anonymous dispersed over $31,000 providing funds for 46 families to meet immediate and basic needs.

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Lincoln City Cultural Center hosts Holidays With Halie: Halie Loren in Concert – Dec. 4

Halie LorenHalie Loren in Concert Lincoln City Cultural CenterThe first thing you notice is that voice: gorgeous, graceful, and somehow earthy and ethereal at once. It is an instrument perfectly matched to the songwriting talents of the artist who channels it — Halie Loren. Her music conveys the wonders of the invisible world: wounded defiance, stubborn love, hard-earned hopefulness.

With purity of tone and rare interpretive prowess, she brings a fresh and original perspective to time-honored musical paths, channeling her innate understanding of connectedness across musical boundaries to forge bonds with diverse audiences in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Friday, December 4th at 7pm.  Tickets for adults are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Ages 18 and younger may order tickets online for free.

Beauty and the Beast at Keller Auditorium in Portland – Dec. 1-6

Beauty and the BeastTickets are now on sale for the national tour of Beauty and the Beast in Portland. The Disney musical will open on December 1 at the Keller Auditorium and close on December 6.
Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial French town, and the Beast, who is a young prince transformed by an enchantress as punishment for his insensitivity. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved in return, the curse will be lifted and he will be transformed to his former self. If not, he and his palace of servants will remain under the spell for eternity. The score features the songs from the 1991 movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman with additional lyrics by Tim Rice, such as “Belle,” “Be Our Guest” and the titular ballad.
The show, directed by Rob Roth, stars Jillian Butterfield as Belle, Ryan Everett Wood as the Beast, Cameron Bond as Gaston, Patrick Pevehouse as Lumiere and Samuel Shurtleff as Cogsworth.
Hurry and get your tickets to this family-friendly musical today!

Help-Portrait Oregon Coast Logo6th Annual Help Portrait Oregon Coast – Dec. 5 & 6

They don’t want to take your picture. They want to give it to you – free. A group of local photographers will be using their time, tools and expertise to give back to their community. Bring your family, friends (even your well-behaved pets) and receive a free, professional portrait. First-come, first-served.
For Newport, at the South Beach Church (3335 South Coast Hwy), on Saturday, December 5th from 11am to 4pm.
In Waldport, at the Community Presbyterian Church (485 NE Bay Street) on Saturday, December 5th from Noon to 4pm.
In Lincoln City at the Lincoln City Cultural Center (540 NE Hwy 101) on Sunday, December 6th from 11am to 4pm.

To learn more, volunteer or sponsor this event, head to helpportraitoregon.com.

Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market LogoLincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market – Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27

Lincoln City Cultural Center welcomes the Indoor Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market every Sunday this month, open from 10:00am – 3:00pm. For details contact the Lincoln City Farmers Market at 541-921-5745 or LincolnCityFarmersMarket.o​rg.

Newport Public Library Literary Flicks: National Velvet – Dec. 8

Newport Public Library Newport Oregon (2)The Newport Library Literary Flick for Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30pm is National Velvet.  Literary Flicks are free and open to the public.   For more information, call the library at 541-265-2153 or check its website at www.newportlibrary.org.

National Velvet Newport Public Library Literary Flicks Dec 8
National Velvet is a 1944 film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, published in 1935. It tells the story of Velvet Brown (Elizabeth Taylor), a 12-year-old girl living in a small town in Sussex, England. When she wins a spirited horse in a raffle, she decides to train him for the Grand National Steeplechase.   Mickey Rooney plays Mi, a former jockey who becomes a hired hand for Velvet’s father, and is drawn into helping Velvet train “The Pie,” short for “Pirate.” National Velvet was nominated for five Academy Awards and won two, one for Best Supporting Actress (Anne Revere) and one for Best Film Editing (Robert J. Kern).  In 2003,National Velvet was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” (123 min.)

The Oak Ridge Boys at Chinook Winds Casino Resort – Dec. 11 & 12

The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Night Out December 11 and 12 Chinook Winds CasinoThe Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive sounds in the music industry. They’ve scored 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album with more than a dozen national Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits. The band has also garnered a host of industry accolades, including Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards. They bring three decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition to bear on a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. Their annual Christmas show includes Oaks’ hits as well as tried and true holiday songs people expect to hear. It has become a holiday tradition with fans and their families.

It’s like two shows in one! The Oak Ridge Boys kick off this big show with their incredible list of hits – then the stage is transformed and it’s Christmas! From rollicking Santa songs to heartfelt standards, there is something for everyone!

“It’s that time of year again … time for the jingle bells to be ringing around the world, and on the stage of the Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas show,” lead singer Duane Allen says. “There’ll be songs you already know, the traditional songs, Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas hits and some new songs.”

“We begin our show with some major Oak Ridge Boys hits, then we take a break, and when the snow starts falling, it’s a full-blown Christmas show,” he continues. “Fireplace, rocking chairs (thank you, Cracker Barrel) and all of the exciting, fun and spiritual songs that reflect the true meaning of Christmas.”

Adds bandmate Joe Bonsall, “The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas tour has become a solid tradition all across America. [The show] covers every aspect of this annual celebration, from romance to presents, cookies and trees to Santa Claus, and the rocking chair conversations that are loved by all. We proudly end our show with five songs that reflect the true meaning of Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

Few Country Music groups have had the enduring popularity, cultural significance, or crossover success of the Oak Ridge Boys! Multiple Grammy, ACM and CMA winners – and Grand Ole Opry Members – National Spokesmen for the American Legion – Not to mention 2015 Inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame…the Oak Ridge Boys are true living legends!

Don’t miss your chance to see The Oak Ridge Boys perform live in at Chinook Winds December 11th and 12th, 2015 at 8pm!  Tickets are on sale now! Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office, or online.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $20 – $35. Must be 16 or older to attend.

“Suggesting Reality” by Katia Kyte at the Lincoln City Cultural Center – from Dec. 11 – Jan. 4

Cherry Blossom by Katia Kyte

Cherry Blossom by Katia Kyte

Working directly from life, Katia Kyte relies upon setup, tone and color to paint raw and bold contemporary still lifes, figures and landscapes. Her oil paintings show her joy in the paint handling and her eye for color.

Opening reception-Meet the artist: Friday Dec. 11th   5 – 7 pm

Starts:Friday, December 11, 2015  10:00 AM

Ends:Monday, January 04, 2016  5:00 PM

Cost: FREE

See more or go to LincolnCity-CulturalCenter.org.

Join Central Oregon Coast NOW for “Suffragette” and related discussion at the Bijou Theatre in Lincoln City – Dec. 12

Suffragette Movie Poster Mothers Daughters Rebels Bijou Theatre December 12The movie, “Suffragette” is coming to the Bijou, and on Saturday, December 12, at 2 pm,Central Oregon Coast NOW is “hosting” it by encouraging people to come at that time and also participate in a discussion of the movie following the showing.  League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women members are also being encouraged to come.

The Film is described as, “A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.”  The film stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Meryl Streep.  Let’s have a large group, bring friends, and encourage young people to come! 

Holiday Spectacular: Newport Symphony Orchestra Corvallis Repertory Singers & Central Coast Chorale – Dec. 12 & 13

Steven Zielke December 12-13 2015 Holiday Spectacular

with Steve Zielke, conductor.

J.S. BACH – Christmas Oratorio

LAURIDSEN – Lux Aeterna

MOZART – Exaltate, Jubilate, K. 165

Carols with Orchestra

Carols a capella


What’s better than staying at the Oregon Coast?
Staying longer and enjoying a performance by the Newport Symphony Orchestra!

Stay at one of 3 participating hotels—Elizabeth Street Inn, Embarcadero Resort Hotel and Marina, or Sylvia Beach Hotel—on a Saturday or Sundaynight of a concert weekend and receive 2 complimentary tickets to an NSOSunday matinee performance. Just ask for the Stay the Night—Enjoy the Music special when you book, and tickets will be waiting for you at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are limited, so please share with visiting friends and family and act quickly before they’re all gone!

Eligible 2015-16 Season Concert Dates:
• Sunday, December 13: NSO Holiday Spectacular
• Sunday, January 31: NSO with Erica Brookhyser, mezzo-soprano
• Sunday, March 27: NSO with Monica Ohuchi, piano
Click for Upcoming Concert Details

Learn more about Stay the Night—Enjoy the Music

“Dead in the Sled” Murder Mystery Dinner at the Three Rivers Casino Resort – Dec. 18

Dead in the Sled Dec 18 Three Rivers Casino Resort Murder Mystery Dinner Poison Pen Players

The Poison Pen Players present “Dead In The Sled,” a hilarious comedy murder mystery by Rose Ellen Jacobson!  Showing Friday, December 18th at 7pm at the Florence Three Rivers Casino Resort in the Event Center.  The event is $40 per person and includes a 3-course dinner and, of course, the interactive show.  Purchase tickets online here.

Comedy on the Coast at Chinook Winds Casino Resort – Dec. 18 & 19

Comedy on the Coast Chinook Winds

Shows are held in the Chinook Winds Convention Center, on the second floor of the Casino. There is a no-host bar, and doors open at 7:00pm for the 8:00pm start. You must be at least 21 years old to see the show.

Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at Chinook Winds Box Office, or online.

Tickets: $15. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Winter Whale Watching Week Lincoln City Visitor and Convention BureauWinter Whale Watching Week on the Oregon Coast – Dec. 27 – 31

Winter Whale Watching week is from Sunday, December 27th through Thursday, December 31st along the Oregon Coastline.  Watch as majestic Grey Whales make their migration south to Baja, Mexico, where they will give birth to their calfs! Visit the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay for a list of locations along on the Oregon Coast to watch these mammals.

Lincoln City Warming Shelter Needs Volunteers, Operations Mgr

The Lincoln City Warming Shelter is looking for lots of volunteers to serve at various times and on selected days the shelters are open during December – March. There is a one week notice of days/dates the shelters will be open and the Volunteer Coordinator will call regarding your availability. Seeking volunteers with a heart to help, a willingness to be flexible and serve, and wanting to make a difference in someone’s life. Training Included. Call Volunteer Administrator Richard Gartrell at 2016-714-7012 to sign up today.

Seeking a personS with a desire to make a difference to serve as either the Volunteer Coordinator or the Volunteer Operations Manager. Could be employed or a stay-at-home Mom/Dad, with some organizational or project management skills, enthusiasm, and with a heart for these critically important roles with our seasonal shelter project. Training included. If interested, please make contact by email, or forward a letter of interest or an application (see reverse side of this announcement) to: Lincoln City Warming Shelter, P.O. Box 198, Lincoln City, OR 97367, or contact the Volunteer Administrator Richard Gartrell at 206-714-7012.
NOTE: The warming shelters usually are open 6PM-8AM only on selected days/dates, determined a week in advance, during the period December to late March, when winter weather dips to freezing temperatures.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:   Richard Gartrell, Volunteer Administrator
Cell: 206-714-7012   Personal Email: rbgartrell2@aol.com

Newport Resolution Run and Polar Bear PlungeNewport Resolution Run & Polar Bear Plunge – Jan. 2, 2016

The 4th Annual Newport Resolution Run & Polar Bear Plunge is scheduled for Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Rogue Ales Brewery by the Yaquina Bay in Newport.  It has been a 5k only in the past, but they are working on adding a 10k and Half-Marathon distance. More info to come soon.  Mark your calendar and spread the word! Hosted by Ardor Adventures.

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie OtsukaNewport Library Reader’s Circle: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka – Jan. 12, 2016

Newport Public Library Newport Oregon (2)

Newport Library Reading Circle is the second Tuesday of every month from Noon to 1pm in the McEntee Reading Room.  Bring your lunch!

Newport Public Library Literary Flicks: The Master of Ballantrae – Jan. 12, 2016

Newport Public Library Newport Oregon (2)The Newport Library Literary Flick for January 12th, 2016 at 6:30pm is The Master of Ballantrae.   For more information, call the library at 541-265-2153 or check its website atwww.newportlibrary.org.

The Master of Ballantrae Newport Public Library Literary FlicksThe Master of Ballantrae is a 1953 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel. When Bonnie Prince Charlie calls for the clans to rise up against King George II, the Durie brothers tactically choose sides in order to preserve their title as Laird of Durrisdeer. The elder brother, Jamie (Errol Flynn), joins the Jacobites, who are defeated at the Battle of Culloden. Fleeing from the British, Jamie joins forces with Irish adventurer Colonel Francis Burke (Roger Livesey) and the two set sail and eventually take to pirating before returning home. (90 min.)

Coastal Carvers Artistry in Wood LCVCBCoastal Carvers Artistry in Wood Show 2016 – Jan. 16 & 17, 2016

The Coastal Carvers has its own show in January of each year. The 23rd Annual “Artistry In Wood Show 2016″ will be held on January 16th & 17th at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in the Convention Center from 9am to 5pm.  Coastal Carvers are a friendly group of woodcarvers, beginners to professionals, from Lincoln City and surrounding areas. All carvers and anyone interested in learning carving are welcome to join the Coastal Carvers club.

Book of MormonThe Book of Mormon the Musical at Keller Auditorium in Portland – Jan. 12-24, 2016

The New York Times calls The Book of Mormon “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it “a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park.

Contains explicit language. To purchase tickets, go to Portland.Broadway.com.  For more information, please visit BookofMormonTheMusical.com.

 Newport Symphony Orchestra and Erica Brookhyser – Jan. 30-31, 2016

Erica Brookhyser, Mezzo-soprano Newport Symphony Orchestra JAnuary 30-31 2016

Newport Symphony Orchestra, with Adam Flatt, Conductor, welcome special guest artist Erica Brookyser, Mezzo-soprano for their January 30 and 31st performances.

SCHUBERT – Ballet Music from “Rosamunde”

MAHLER – Rueckert Lieder

IVES – The Unanswered Question

SCHUMANN – Symphony no. 4


What’s better than staying at the Oregon Coast?
Staying longer and enjoying a performance by the Newport Symphony Orchestra!

Stay at one of 3 participating hotels—Elizabeth Street Inn, Embarcadero Resort Hotel and Marina, or Sylvia Beach Hotel—on a Saturday or Sundaynight of a concert weekend and receive 2 complimentary tickets to an NSOSunday matinee performance. Just ask for the Stay the Night—Enjoy the Music special when you book, and tickets will be waiting for you at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are limited, so please share with visiting friends and family and act quickly before they’re all gone!

Eligible 2015-16 Season Concert Dates:
• Sunday, January 31: NSO with Erica Brookhyser, mezzo-soprano
• Sunday, March 27: NSO with Monica Ohuchi, piano
Click for Upcoming Concert Details

Learn more about Stay the Night—Enjoy the Music

Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough Newport Public Library Reader's CircleNewport Library Reader’s Circle: Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough – Feb. 9, 2016Newport Public Library Newport Oregon (2)

Newport Library Reading Circle is the second Tuesday of every month from Noon to 1pm in the McEntee Reading Room.  Bring your lunch!

Newport Library Literary Flicks: Pride and Prejudice – Feb. 9, 2016

Pride and Prejudice Literary Flicks Newport LibraryNewport Public Library Newport Oregon (2)The Newport Library Literary Flick for February 9th, 2016 at 6:30pm is Pride and Prejudice. For more information, call the library at 541-265-2153 or check its website at www.newportlibrary.org.

While more flamboyantly costumed, the spirit of this 1940 adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved classic is stays true to Austen’s sharp, witty portrait of rural 19th century social mores. Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters. When the rich Mr. Darcy purchases the nearby Pemberley estate, Mrs. Bennet is determined he will marry one of them. But pride, prejudice, and misunderstandings all combine to complicate their relationships and to make happiness difficult. Greer Garson stars as Elizabeth Bennet, Maureen O’Sullivan as Jane Bennet, and Laurence Olivier as Fitzwilliam Darcy. The film received an Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White. (117 min.)

David Ogden Stiers Battle of the Batons II Feb 20 2016Battle of Batons II – Feb. 20, 2016

Battle of BatonsDavid Ogden Stiers, Resident Conductor of the Newport Symphony Orchestra, encourages coastal youth to take the baton!  Novice guest conductors drawn from high schools on the central coast will be featured in this event that follows an incredibly successful event last year.  Proceeds go to the Newport Symphony Orchestra Endowment.  For more information, call 541-574-0614.


The Wizard of Oz at Keller Auditorium in Portland – Mar. 8-13, 2016

The Wizard of Oz March 2016 A Journey to Oz like no other “We’re off to see…” The most magical adventure of them all. This new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage.

Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar® -winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Click your heels together and join scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to http://portland.broadway.com/.

Newport Symphony Orchestra and Monica Ohuchi – Mar. 26 & 27, 2016

Monica Ohuchi, Piano NSO March 26-27 Newport Symphony Orchestra with Adam Flatt, Conductor, welcome a special guest artist, Monica Ohuchi, pianist, for their March 26th & 27th performances.


SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony no. 9

SATIE/DEBUSSY – Two Gymnopedies

RAVEL – Piano Concerto in G


What’s better than staying at the Oregon Coast?
Staying longer and enjoying a performance by the Newport Symphony Orchestra!

Stay at one of 3 participating hotels—Elizabeth Street Inn, Embarcadero Resort Hotel and Marina, or Sylvia Beach Hotel—on a Saturday or Sundaynight of a concert weekend and receive 2 complimentary tickets to an NSOSunday matinee performance. Just ask for the Stay the Night—Enjoy the Music special when you book, and tickets will be waiting for you at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are limited, so please share with visiting friends and family and act quickly before they’re all gone!

Eligible 2015-16 Season Concert Dates:
• Sunday, March 27: NSO with Monica Ohuchi, piano
Click for Upcoming Concert Details

Learn more about Stay the Night—Enjoy the Music

Newsies at Keller Auditorium in Portland – Apr. 19-24, 2016

NewsiesThey delivered the papers, until they made the headlines… Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, Newsies has audiences and critics alike calling it “A musical worth singing about!” (The New York Times) Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss.

Based on true events, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right…and staying true to who you are.  At Keller Auditorium from April 19th to the 24th. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to Portland.Broadway.com.

Annie at Keller Auditorium in Portland – May 17-22, 2016

Annie One of the Best Family Musicals ever PennedLeapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award® -winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to Portland.Broadway.com.

Motown the Musical at Keller Auditorium in Portland – Jun. 14-19, 2016

Motown The Musical

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on stage in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical!

Motown The Musical is an entertaining show for all ages. Theatergoers will love the show’s energetic dance numbers and nonstop music.  The show contains minimal adult language and references. At Keller Auditorium from June 14th through the 19th.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to Portland.Broadway.com.

The Lion King at Keller Auditorium in Portland – Aug. 10-Sep. 4, 2016

The Lion King Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard.

Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.

See the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation thatNewsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.”The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.”

Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you’ll remember forever.

Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”

For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to Portland.Broadway.com.

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.

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