Upcoming Events


Celtic FestivalThe Celtic Heritage Alliance is looking for several volunteers to help put on the 2015 Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games, coming up on Friday, June 12th at Nye Beach, and on Saturday and Sunday, June 13th-14th, 2015 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.


This is a great opportunity to help represent your business, your civic group, and your community, and to gain exposure to Celtic culture through supporting this fun, family and dog-friendly community event.

CHA asks a minimum of 8 hours throughout the 3 day weekend and volunteers can choose their area of interest and time slots.

In return, volunteers receive a free 3-day pass (including our Friday night concert), commemorative t-shirt, and appreciation BBQ in July.

There is a great need for volunteers with skills as a teller, cashier or have food or alcohol service permits. Administrative, customer service and organizing skills are also greatly appreciated.

You are not required to have Celtic heritage to volunteer, so make the most of your time and talents through non-profit volunteer work that is both fun, and rewarding!

To join the fun, just contact CHA’s Volunteer Coordinator, Allison Keith at volunteer@newportcelticfestival.com or enjoy our Volunteer Video at www.newportcelticfestival.com (Click on “Volunteer”).  


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    It’s almost here. The much awaited 18th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival by Crafts on the Coast will be happening on Saturday, May 23, from 10-4, and Sunday, May 24, from 9-4, inside Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy. 101 N. at 4th St. in Yachats, the Gem of the Oregon Coast. This long running, juried arts and craft event features over 70 exhibitors with wonderful, whimsical, fun and functional creative offerings. Admission and parking for this Family Friendly event is free. This is a great time of year to visit the Central Oregon Coast, enjoy the beauty and majesty of the natural areas and partake of the friendly town of Yachats.
The Yachats Commons is a beautiful, refurbished elementary school. Room after room and hallway will be filled to bursting with 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest many of whom are award winners and including a large number of incredible local exhibitors. From gourmet foods to fine art, jewelry, clothing, wood,
metal, fabric, paper and glass art, to bath & body products, garden art, dog treats, mosaics, photography, baskets, pottery and rugs this selection offers something for everyone in everyone’s budget. Green art is featured with many artisans using recycled materials and their creative genius to turn out truly amazing items. This is a great opportunity to find the perfect gifts for dads, grads, weddings and spring birthdays.
Crafts on the Coast always offers community groups using crafts as a way of fundraising free booth space in the Festival. This year the Yachats Ladies Club will be featuring a large variety of handmade items for sale. The Scholarship Quilt will be on display and tickets for the Quilt Raffle will be available for purchase. The money from these endeavors goes to various charitable groups. The Yachats Volunteer Fire Department will be offering tsunami awareness information as well as crafts for sale. Stop by and learn something new and useful.
Many artisans at the will be demonstrating their arts including wool spinning, weaving, pyrography, basket weaving, needle felting, bead weaving and jewelry making. Seeing how something is created is always fun and gifts take on new meaning when you get to know the person creating them. Gourmet food producers will be offering tastes of their products including hazelnut candies and butters; chocolate candies and balsalmic vinegars. The Depoe Baykery will be offering an array of delightful original recipe baked goods and beverages for sale throughout the weekend. Melody Morton Gandy, Licensed Massage Therapist will be offering relaxing chair massage each day.

The 18th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival by Crafts on the Coast takes place inside Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy. 101 N. at 4th St., in Yachats on < /font>Saturday, May 23, from 10-4, and Sunday, May 24, from 9-4. Admission and parking are free for this Family Friendly event. For more information, please call 541-547-4738.


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If you’re one of those folks who works on the weekends, or doesn’t like Saturday night crowds, or just flat out loves jazz – then the May 21 concert at the Lincoln City Cultural Center is just for you. On Thursday, May 21, the LCCC will host a two-set concert by up-and-coming saxophonist and composer Jacob Zimmerman, with piano accompanist Jake Svendson. Showtime is 7 pm at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City.
Seattle-based alto saxophonist and composer Jacob Rex Zimmerman is a versatile and integral part of the local creative-music community. Jacob studied music at the internationally renowned Garfield High School, the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and Mills College in Oakland. His teachers have included Roscoe Mitchell, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris and Anthony Coleman. Zimmerman was recognized as the “2013 Emerging Artist of Year” by Earshot Jazz.
The Jacob Zimmerman Quintet can be seen performing classic bebop music from the 40s and 50s on the 1st Thursday of every month at Egan’s Ballard Jam House in Seattle. As a composer, Zimmerman’s main outlets are his large chamber-ensemble project “Lawson” and the collective modern jazz trio “Anteater.” As an educator, Zimmerman teaches private lessons in jazz improvisation and saxophone, and works as an ensemble director for Garfield High School and the Seattle JazzED after-school program. He’s also an active board member for the Seattle-based New-Music record label Table & Chairs.
Tickets for the May 21 concert at the LCCC are $13 in advance and $15 at the door, on sale at the LCCC box office, 541-994-9994 or 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, and Mountain Man savory snacks will be sold before the show, and during intermission.
This concert is being made possible by support from the members of the LCCC, and lodging sponsorship from the Ashley Inn, Lincoln City.
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 4 pm every day except Tuesday. For details, head to http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or call 541-994-9994.


CSC Lincoln County Head Start will be holding a special registration day for the 2015-2016 school year on Tuesday, May 26 from 9am to 4pm at each of their Lincoln County locations. Registering early will increase your child’s likelihood of enrollment – spots are filling quickly!

 Head Start provides a free preschool education to children ages three to five years old. Staff will be on at hand at registration day to answer questions and to get your children registered. To apply, you will need to bring proof of income (pay stubs, W-2 forms, unemployment summary, record of child support payments, or a letter from your employer) and proof of immunizations.

Below are the CSC Lincoln County Head Start locations and contact information:

 Newport Head Start 253 NE 1st Street Newport, OR 97365 541-574-7690

Toledo Head Start 845 NW “A” Street Toledo, OR 97391 541-336-5113

Lincoln City Head Start 2130 SE Lee Street Lincoln City, OR 97367 541-996-3028

 YAA Two-Week Spotlight!

Richard & Alice LaFond

Jane Westhusing

Richard LaFond, Alice LaFond, and Jane Westhusing will be exhibiting their work in a two week spotlight show May 30th through June 13th, 2015 at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Nye Beach.

Tantalizing Tulips by Richard LaFond

Richard, a photographer for over 50 years, has taken publicity shots of guest celebrities during the sixties, who have appeared on shows such as Steve Allen Variety Show, Delia Reese, Queen for a Day, as well as working as a staff photographer for KHJ-TV Studios in Hollywood.  He also spent 30 years in the SF Bay Area, shooting commercial and architectural, weddings, special events, and personal portraits.  Since retiring thirteen years ago and moving to Seal Rock, Richard has found that, although portraiture is his favorite, he enjoys shooting ocean and beach scenes, boats and lighthouses, and flowers.

Colored Pencil by Alice LaFond-1

Richard”s wife, Alice, has been taking colored pencil classes and workshops for 6 years, painting all subjects, especially carousel horses.  Alice never loses enthusiasm for her pencil art and finds it exciting when a finished piece comes out looking like a watercolor or oil painting.

LittleCreekCrossing by Jana Westhusing

Also exhibiting her colored pencil art is Jana Weshusing, a local graphic designer and artist.  Jana has been painting with colored pencils and using her own photographs as subjects for over 6 years.

The YAA Gallery is located at the Nye Beach Turnaround and is open from 11 am to 5 pm.  The phone number for the gallery is (541)265-5133.


Josephine Allen Featured Artist at YAA Gallery

Jospehine Allen's watercolor

Josephine Allen will be the spotlight artist for the next three weeks as she is featured at the Yaquina Art Association both on the walls now through May 29 and as a pedestal artisan in the center of the gallery beginning May 23 through June 5th, 2015.

” Art seems to be a human need,” Josephine Allen says and she would visit every art gallery and admired art work since childhood, but never started painting until she retired.  She has worked with Pastels, Watercolor, Clay, and other media’s in Art  but her  favorite is Acrylic. She likes the fact that it dries quickly and mixing colors is fun.  She likes to paint dogs as they bring joy to people’s lives and are man’s best friend. “My art is to make people laugh and not take life so seriously” Josephine says. The other part is to enjoy the beauty of life. We are given a gift and we should enjoy it everyday.  Portraits, landscapes and any subject that gives her inspiration she will paint. Josephine likes all types of art whether it is Martial Arts, Painting, Writing, and working with materials. Josephine was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas but has been in Newport, Oregon for over 30 years and considers herself an Oregonian.  She fell in love with the Oregon Coast at first sight. As a child growing up she was inspired  by her brothers who were artists in making professional  jewelry, musicians and singers who had there own band,  her father was a blacksmith who made tools and her mother who was always active in gardening, cooking and crocheting. In High School she took art and loved to paint but never did it again until later in life.


Otter Rock – N- Roll!! Coming in June!

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The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport, Siuslaw and Portland Chapters have announced they will be hosting the 7th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day. Observed globally, International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches.

The Otter Rock N’ Roll will take place on June 20th at Otter Rock/Devil’s Punchbowl State Park from 8am-3pm. An 18 and under surf contest, the event is open to all surfers, beginners and beach enthusiasts. Event pre-registration is $25 at http://www.otterrockandroll.com. Space is limited; sign up early to reserve your spot! Beach registration is $35 and closes at 8am sharp. All participants will receive an event t-shirt and great prizes from local sponsors; there will be beach games and activities throughout the day including a special beach cleanup challenge where youth can compete for different prizes through various stewardship activities. From the no-experience necessary beginner division with lessons, the parent with child division or the more competitive 16-18 year old divisions, there is something here for all water and beach lovers.

This year’s Otter Rock n Roll is in memory of Mike Bowers a Newport local who passed away earlier this year. Mike will be remember for many things but we especially would like to honor his dedication to helping others especially youth in need and for the local community organizations that he helped for many past years and in many ways.

Otter Rock n Roll began 7 years ago in celebration of International Surfing Day which is officially observed on June 20th uniting surfers from around the world to celebrate the sport of surfing and give back to our oceans, waves and beaches through stewardship activities. “This is a great opportunity to engage in ocean stewardship, physical activity, and family friendly competition. No surf experience is required – just a desire to enjoy the sport of surfing” says Vince Pappalardo of the Newport Chapter and lead organizer of the event.

Local sponsors include: Russo Surfboards, Pura Vida Surf Shop, Fiberglass Supply, Figaro’s Pizza in Newport, Ocean Pulse, Bike Newport, Warm Current, Cleanline Surf Shop, Ossie’s, Moment Surf Company, Cascade Coast Construction, Lincoln City Surf Shop, Safari Town Surf Shop, Coast Home Repair, Mills Ace Hardware, and Dutch Brothers Coffee.

WHERE: Otter Rock/Devil’s Punchbowl State Park

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OCVA veterans

The Oregon Coast Veterans Association (OCVA) and American Legion Post 116 in conjunction with Salishan Spa and Golf Resort are proud to announce the Soup Sandwich Tournament Scramble on Sunday, June 14th. This event is a golf tournament fundraiser supporting local veteran transportation to Oregon VA medical facilities.
Lincoln County veterans face significant challenges in their access to VA healthcare. While county veterans continue to utilize the variety of services offered by our VA Community Based Outpatient Clinics and their professional staff, referral services are often required to meet their patient care needs. This usually means a trip to one of several VA Healthcare facilities across the state such as Salem, Portland and even Roseburg. Between changes in the VA’s travel reimbursement program and other volunteer shuttle driver shortages to facilities, veterans are often left with no other means of transportation to their appointments.
Through community collaboration, OCVA and American Legion Post 116 have developed a back-up transportation program assist our counties veterans in getting to their appointments at these distant facilities when all other available options have been exhausted. All tournament proceeds will go directly to funding this program and prizes are available within a variety of categories.
The tournament will take place on June 14th at Salishan Golf Resort. Check-in will begin at 11:30am and 1st tee-off at 1:00-pm. The deadline for registration is June 1st. Registration is $100 per golfer with the first 100 entries accepted. Applications may be found on Facebook by searching American Legion Post 116- Newport OR, and may also be picked up at the Newport American Legion hall or Lincoln County Veteran Service’s Office. For any questions, please contact (541) 764-3292 or email gary.whittemore@gmail.com.


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Thursday, May 21.  Dan Elbert presents “Snowy Plover Recovery along the Oregon Coast.”  Shorebirds have captured our imagination for thousands of years.  This presentation explores our cultural and natural relationships with one particular shorebird that is emblematic of the Oregon coast, the Snowy Plover.  Discover its plight and the efforts that have been invested for more than 20 years to stabilize and recover this marvelous little bird.  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.  The PUD is on the west side of the Highway between Whaler’s Village and Atonement Lutheran Church.  Cost: free.  Everyone is welcome!  For more info, call 541-265-2965.

“Dreams and Dwellings” by Leslie Greene

Friday, May 8 through June 6

Leslie_GreeneOpening reception Friday, May 8th, 5-7 pm

Parisian painter, Leslie Greene, works in watercolor and acrylic that in many cases are stained, drawn on, painted, stenciled and collaged. She isn’t literally painting her dreams, but employs their secret language and subconscious creative processes. She presents the viewer with the idea, “Can a painting become a dwelling place for a dream?”

This exhibition is a celebration of three generations: with Leslie’s mother, artist/sculptor, Alicia Newman exhibiting in the show, as well as her daughter, Naomi Greene, composer/musician performing on May 29th in the Auditorium.


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The Nature Conservancy in Oregon

Volunteers Needed at Cascade Head Preserve

Saturday, June 6th

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The Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in preserving Cascade Head Preserve to participate in a volunteer work party taking place on Saturday, June 6th.  Located near Lincoln City, Cascade Head is a coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean that provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers, the threatened Oregon Silverspot butterfly and the Cascade Head catchfly.  Volunteers will be helping with trail maintenance at this event.  The work party includes a four to five-mile roundtrip hike with elevation gain and may require volunteers to hike off trail and stand on uneven ground while working.  Please bring hiking shoes, a daypack, lunch and snacks, a full water bottle, layers of clothing to be prepared for any weather–including raingear and a hat and sunscreen.  Also bring gloves, if you have them–if not, we have gloves for you to borrow.

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



 Summer Swimming Lessons at the Newport Pool

Newport pool
Summer youth group swimming lesson registration begins Monday, May 11th at the Newport Pool. Group lessons at the Newport Pool are for youth four years of age and older. The cost is $48.00 for six – 45 minute lessons held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings at 5:00pm or 5:45pm for two weeks. The weeks are June 15th-26th, July 13th-24th and August 10th-21st. Registration is to be done in person at the pool – 1212 NE Fogarty Street. For more information contact the Newport Pool at 541.265.7770 or visit the City of Newport website http://www.newportoregon.gov



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Driftwood Public Library is offering an exciting new service to the community. Starting in May, you can Book a Librarian to work with you one-on-one on your research questions or technology training needs and it’s FREE!
What kind of help is offered?
• Searching the library’s catalog, placing holds
• Using your mobile device to access our digital library services including Library2Go
• Setting up an email account
• Research beyond simple Google searches
• Using databases and online research tools, including finding articles and genealogy
• Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint
• Setting up an account on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, or other social networking sites
• File management
• Best practices in creating a resume/cover letter or searching online job listing sites
Appointments are up to one hour long and need to be arranged in advance.
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Morgan Sohl, Reference Librarian at 541-557-1116 or msohl@lincolncity.org



OSU research vessel

MTS-OR Exclusive Presentation in May: OSU’s Newest Research Vessel & OSU Marine Studies Initiative

OSU reveals plans for their newest Research Vessel and Newport Campus expansion. 

Join us on Wednesday May 20th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Hatfield Marine Science Center Guin Library Seminar Room.

 $10 Public, $5 Students (includes dinner, beverages, and snacks). Please RSVP to MTSoregon@gmail.com.




The OSU Marine Studies Initiative

Presentation by Dr. Bob Cowen, OSU, Director, Hatfield Marine Science Center

Bob Cowen will give an overview of OSU’s Marine Studies Initiative and OSU’s plans to bring hands-on education to undergraduate students on the Oregon Coast. The presentation will highlight some of the ways marine technology will be used in education at its coastal campus in Newport.


6:00 Meet and greet, food and beverages

6:30 Introduction – Jeremy Childress, MTS Oregon

6:40 RCVR with Dr. Reimers

7:25 OSU Marine Studies Initiative with Dr. Cowen

8:00 Section announcements and Networking

Directions to Hatfield Marine Science Center Guin Library Seminar Room

Travel south of Newport and cross the bay bridge. Follow signs to Marine Science Center. From Marine Science (OSU) Drive, go past the Oregon Coast Aquarium and enter the HMSC campus via the West Entrance, just before the traffic circle. Follow signs to the Guin Library.

Guided Birding Field Trip Led by Ram Papish, Sunday May 23rd!

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Saturday, May 23. “Birding Field Trip along the Mike Miller Educational Trail.” Professional bird enthusiast Ram Papish will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip along the one mile wooded trail loop.  Migratory songbirds will have arrived and their song will liven the forest.  We’ll search and listen for Tree Swallow, Orange-crowned and Wilson’s Warblers, Rufous Hummingbird, Purple Finch, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Swainson’s Thrush.  Please meet at the parking lot of Lincoln County’s Mike Miller Park by 8 AM.   To get there, travel 1.2 miles south of the Yaquina Bay Bridge on Hwy 101 and turn east onto SE 50th Street.  Drive 1/4 mile to the trailhead. Please dress or bring clothes for variable weather.  Duration: 8-10 AM.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more info, call 541-961-1307.


  YAA Spotlight! until May 22nd! Ginger Raia

Ginger Raia will be displaying Clay artwork in a two week Artisan Spotlight from May 9 – May 22, 2015 in the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport Oregon.  The gallery is open from 11 am to 4 pm daily in Nye Beach.

Kaile'a of the sea by Ginger Raia

Ginger Raia moved here from Michigan where she raised her family and focused on oil painting.  She moved to the Oregon Coast 30 years ago and has enjoyed getting to know an amazing group of excellent artists.  She traveled with a touring art group in Michigan where they set up in Malls and painted and sold artwork.  Since moving to Lincoln City she has discovered her love for working with clay.  She says, “I let my fingers take me to places that make my heart happy.  The clay is so friendly, yielding to the slightest pressure.  I never try to dictate to these busy fingers what I should choose to concentrate on.”  She does masks, busts, wall decoration and statues that lean toward whimsical.  Her artwork makes her happy, leaving a big smile on her face.  She also enjoys writing poetry.


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Newport Drum Circle Summer Schedule!

DRUM JAM 7-9-11

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


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

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






The Past is Present” – Siletz Artistry in Baskets 

Chinook Winds Casino, June 20

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

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

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


 Lincoln City Celebrates 50 Years with a Golden Treasure Hunt

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

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

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

finders keepers golden float

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

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



 Sitka Center 2015 Workshops


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

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

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

Woodfire Ceramics with Ruri, May 23-26

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

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

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

Celtic Festival & Highland Games 2015

Celtic Festival


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

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

Volunteers needed to help staff this fun local event!

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


 At The Toledo Public Library

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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.

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





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

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

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

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


 Yaquina Art Association / Visual Arts Center

Watercolor Classes

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

The class times are as follows:

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

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One response to “Upcoming Events

  1. I’m putting on this race in Lincoln City to benefit North Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

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