Upcoming Events

Buccaneer Rampage Mud & Obstacle Race
August 22nd


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


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

Color abounds in Jewelry Artisan Spotlight

Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Nye Beach showcases  the beautiful jewelry of Linda Cline from July 4- July 17th.  The gallery, located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm.

 Linda Cline braceletsLinda Cline celebrates her 15th year designing and creating gemstone and Swarovski Crystal jewelry.  Linda says, ” This is busy and exciting year for me because I’m expanding my jewelry into more avenues and Made in Oregon is interested in expanding my lines as well.” 15 years ago Linda started out as a “hobbiest” who had a passion for creating beaded jewelry and who  has now grown her business into almost a full time career designing and making all kinds of beads jewels. Her  work is shown at Newport and Lincoln City Farmers markets, the Pacific Artist Alliance Co-op Gallery in Lincoln City, the YAA gallery, assorted gift shops and wholesale accounts with Made in Oregon and Newport Gift Shop.  She also shows in Portland as well as home jewelry parties.  Linda  works primarily with Swarovski Crystals saying, “I’m a BLING person and I love the marriage of gemstones or Lampwork glass with Swarovski crystals. I also work with  gemstones and other glass beads and doing lots and lots of special orders and I will customize a size for my customers.” Linda does everything from earrings to sets of necklaces and bracelets, anklets, watches and stretchy bracelets for both children and adults.  Her earrings primarily use either sterling silver or 14k gold filled wires and her findings which augment or give depth to her styles are primarily sterling silver, pewter and 14k gold filled components.

Logsden Community Club Seeks Donations
to Refurbish the Logsden Community Center

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July 3, 2015 – Logsden, OR – The Logsden Community Club is a non-profit 501 C-3 which donates a portion of its’ profits back to the community including the Siletz Valley Volunteer Firefighters. The only gathering place available in the rural community, the facility is a center for private and club sponsored events in the area and is available for rent.
The Club is now seeking donations to fund the refurbishing of the building. Because the organization holds 501 C-3 status, all donations are tax deductible. $40 will purchase one gallon of paint and help freshen up the building for the coming years. Contributions can be sent to The Logsden Community Club, PO Box 67, Logsden, Oregon, 97357.
Located at the junction of the Logsden/ Siletz Highway and Moonshine Park Road, the Logsden Community Center is situated on a historic site where the local school once sat. Todays’ facility, built in the 1980s, is available to rent and is a wonderful location for local gatherings including weddings, family reunions, memorials and other celebrations. The facility also houses a commercial kitchen for cottage industry entrepreneurs who market home canned goods and is a designated emergency shelter. Rental rates for events are reduced for individuals who become members of the Logsden Community Club. The cost to join is $25.
The public is invited to the Annual Harvest Auction always a fun family event, scheduled for October 3, from 6-9pm. For further information contact Teresa Simmons @ 541-557-1695 or e-mail logsden1@gmail.com.

 Lovely Day for a Walk in the Neighborhood

SALEM–-Plan an easy walk on Saturday, July 11, and enjoy three family events: a free concert, Salem’s Saturday Market, and a World War II exhibit and family activity at the Willamette Heritage Center (WHC). Parking is free on Saturday, so begin the flat two-mile circle at the State Capitol. Saturday Market opens at 9 a.m. and the open air concert is at 10 a.m., just north of the Wall of Water Fountain with the Capitol as the back drop. The heritage exhibit at WHC is open until 4 p.m. and there is a charge for that event. The public is invited to bring their own picnic, blanket and lawn chairs to the concert; limited seating will be provided for those in need. Small brunch plates and beverages will be sold by Gayle’s Italian Market. The free public concert is presented as part of the Capitol History Gateway, which encourages visits to the Capitol to ignite interest in Oregon’s democratic process, so following the concert, the public may attend a ceremony at the Capitol hosted by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation. Two portraits of past governors will be unveiled at 11:15 a.m., followed by free cupcakes. The portraits are of Governors Theodore Thurston Geer (1899-1903) and Julius L. Meier (1931-1935).

The Capitol will be open for self-guided tours, and two tower tours will visit the Golden Pioneer at 11:30 and noon, weather permitting. Oregon’s State Capitol is located at 900 Court Street NE, Salem.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Free Concert at the Capitol, 10 a.m.
900 Court Street, Salem ~ in front of the Wall of Water Fountain
Info: 503 986-1392 or marney.roddick@state.or.us

Julie Rundquist, violin, joined Salem Chamber Orchestra in 1989. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Education (Vocal and Instrumental Music) where she studied with members of the Esterhazy String Quartet. Julie performed in the first violin section of the Boise Philharmonic for nine years before moving to Oregon. After nine years of teaching orchestra and general music in Missouri, Idaho, and Salem, Julie received her masters degree in elementary education from Western Oregon University. For the last 14 years she has taught kindergarten, first grade, and currently teaches fourth grade for Salem Keizer Schools.
Jenny Gleason, cellist, joined SCO in 2003. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of music in performance. In addition to being a member of the Salem Chamber Orchestra, she also performs chamber music on the Camerata Musica series. She spends her non-musical hours with her son, Evan. As a child she was fortunate to have a choir/public school music teacher who recognized her strong desire to learn about, listen to, and perform music. Gleason says, “Piano was my first instrument, and I will never forget the day this teacher handed me two volumes of worn and tattered music. It was the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas. They are still one of my most prized possessions. Thank you, Carl Wiltse.”
Tyler Abbott is an instructor at University of Oregon of double bass, jazz bass, and music theory. He maintains an active performance schedule as an orchestral bassist, chamber musician, jazz bassist, clinician, and soloist, performing throughout the region and nation with some of the finest musicians in both the classical and jazz music worlds. He has recently performed with, or is a member of, the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Festival of American Music’s “American Symphonia,” Eugene Opera Orchestra, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Mozart Players, Salem Chamber Orchestra, and several other professional orchestras throughout the region and country. As a chamber musician, he has performed with the Oregon String Quartet, Pacifica Trio, Beta Collide, and Hundreth Monkey, a contemporary ensemble based in Eugene, of which he was co-director. Abbott has taught at Walla Walla College and Willamette University. He maintains a private teaching studio in Eugene.
Esther Shim, violin, grew up studying violin with Kathryn Gray and piano with Sylvia Killman and playing with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony under Lajos Balogh. She attended DePauw University in Indiana for violin performance. Since returning to Oregon, she has devoted her time to teaching privately and in the public school system. She plays with Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Portland Festival Symphony, Portland Chamber Orchestra, and Salem Chamber Orchestra. In her spare time, she loves to take photographs of the Pacific Northwest and cook for her friends.
Willy Kohne, viola, has been with SCO since 2009. He is a retired professional consulting engineer (P.E., CH2M Hill), and was chairman of the board of Henry County Communications (Geneseo, IL). The Kohne’s home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Pearce House in the Gaiety Hill/Bush’s Pasture Park Historic District, in Salem. The house is built in the Colonial Revival style.


Newport Public LibraryTortilla Flat will be the featured Literary Flick movie at the Newport Public Library on Tuesday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m.  Filmed in 1942, Tortilla Flat was based on John Steinbeck’s 1935 novel. Literary Flicks are free and open to the public.   For more information,
call the library at 265-2153 or check its website at www.newportlibrary.org<http://www.newportlibrary.org/>.

YAA Spotlight on Local Artists

July 11 through July 24 the spotlight is on two talented female artists, Catherine Hingson and Sherie Powell at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Nye Beach.

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July 11 through July 24 the spotlight is on two talented female artists, Catherine Hingson and Sherie Powell at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Nye Beach.  The gallery is open daily from 11 to 5 pm and visitors are welcome at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport, Oregon.

Oil Cans by Sherrie Powell-1Catherine Hingson paints bold Northwest scenes often depicting Marine subjects. She is a Northwest native, who first came to Newport in 1992. Catherine has been painting for over 25 years and currently has her artwork displayed at the Pacific Artist’s Co-op Gallery in Lincoln City (where she serves as President of the organization) as well as the Nye  Beach Gallery operated by Yaquina Art Association.

She teaches art classes locally.  Her next class, “Beachscapes” is July 28 1-4pm at Artist’s Studio Association in Lincoln City. There is still room in this watercolor/acrylic one day workshop for $20.00 plus your supplies.  If interested please call 503-545-9339. Catherine Hingson has been a member of Yaquina Art Association for 1 1/2 years, and is also a member of the photography club affiliated with YAA. “The Nye Beach Gallery run by YAA is a great place to pick up some good local art for very reasonable prices.” stated Catherine Hingson.  You can see more of her artwork at her website playfulpaintbrush.com or look for her on Facebook under the same name.

Sherrie Powell began her journey in photography while assisting her father in his photography business and working in his darkroom. That was over 50 years ago in the days of film. Since then photography has gone through another transformation and now Sherrie captures images and processes them in a digital lightroom. She says, “Photography has undergone dramatic changes since the introduction of digital technology. Digital photography allows for much more creativity. It has opened up a whole new world of artistic expression.”

Her photographs have earned numerous awards and have been accepted into international competition. The most recent award was “Best of Show” at the Gresham Visual Arts Gallery.  Most of her photographs are taken in and around the Pacific Northwest. She is currently a member of the Yaquina Arts Association, Yachats Arts Guild, Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest, PSA, and the Lincoln City Farmers Market

Association. You can also view her work on her website at:

http://www.sherriepowellphotography.com,or you can follow her on Twitter

@sherriephotos and on Facebook at sherriepowellphotography.

hi plains townsacpe reduction“Main Street Souvenirs,” a multi-media stage performance featuring live piano music, a spoken narrative, and a video presentation, is coming to the Lincoln City Cultural Center. This celebration of small town American life will feature the masterful piano and the imaginative paintings of Scott Kirby, and will begin at 7 pm on Sunday, July 12.The music in the first half will span 150 years of Americana, including Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster and John Philip Sousa, and continuing up to the present. The second half will feature Kirby’s original compositions, paintings, photography, literary excerpts and a narrative all exploring historical and visionary dimensions of the American Great Plains and Prairies. This visual “projected” dimension of the program will accompany both the narrative and the music throughout, and will consist of Kirby’s original artwork, his video footage, his photography, and archival photos. The narrative, also written by Kirby, reflects a thematic progression, weaving different concepts about small town American life together with musical, visual and literary examples, which illustrate these themes.

Scott Kirby’s “Main Street Souvenirs” will start at 7 pm on Sunday, July 12, at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:30 pm. Beer, wine, sodas and sweet treats will be sold inside. Tickets for this concert are $14 in advance, on sale now through the center’s website, http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or by calling 541-994-9994. The LCCC box office accepts all major credit cards.

scott-kirby-piano-musicABOUT THE ARTIST A native of Ohio, Scott Kirby began his study of music at the age of six, and continue continued formal piano instruction for seventeen years. He worked under Robert Howat of Wittenberg University of Ohio, and Sylvia Zaremba at the Ohio State University. After obtaining an English degree from Ohio State University, Kirby moved to New Orleans and began his professional music career, as a street performer. In the following four years, he recorded thecomplete rags of Scott Joplin, and made his debut at all of the major ragtime festivals in the United States, as well as festivals in Belgium, France, Norway, New Zealand, and Hungary.Kirby has served as Musical Director of the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, MO, and of the Rocky Mountain Ragtime and American Music Festival in Boulder, CO, as well as director of the San Juan Islands Ragtime Institute. His appearances include a segment on CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood in 1998, and at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. Kirby co-founded a record company (Viridiana Productions, L.L.C.), has made 25 recordings, and has composed over 150 original works for piano and other instruments. Admired by fellow pianists including George Winston, and hailed by Time Magazine as an “ace pianist,” CBS News’ Charles Osgood agreed that “…Critics call Scott Kirby one of the best interpreters of ragtime music on the scene today.”Kirby’s artistic passion grew to include to visual art, and in 2005, while living in France, he completed 75 paintings and 28 piano compositions, including “The Prairie Devotionals,” The paintings (belonging to a set entitled “Visions of the Great Plains”) and the new musical works set the groundwork for his new multi-media project “Main Street Souvenirs.” Kirby now lives in Boulder, Colorado and divides his time between composing, painting, performing and teaching.

“RED” Summer LCCC Members’ Show
July 10th through August 10th
And Free Kids Printmaking Workshop July 25th and 26th

Red paint with textiles Don’t miss this year’s colorful, creative, wacky, wonderful exhibit of all types of art by the fabulous Lincoln City Cultural Center members! To kick this show off there will be a party for the artists on Friday, July 10th from 5pm to 7pm, and the public is invited. Come and meet lots of local artists and enjoy wine and appetizers. The show will remain up until Monday, August 10th.

“RED” is the theme for this year’s annual members’ show and artists will respond in any spicy red way that they choose. This show is sure to be hot, fun and sizzling. You will find everything from jewelry to burl wood tables, from paintings to lamps made with found metal items and from sculpture to botanical fused glass. Not to mention all the magical items in between.As part of this exhibit the Lincoln City Cultural Center will be putting on a FREE printmaking workshop for kids of all ages on Saturday and Sunday, July 25th and 26th. You are invited to view the show and then to explore your own creativity with red by making your own prints. All materials provided. Drop in anytime Saturday or Sunday, between 1pm and 3pm.
For more information about this show or any of the many events going on at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.

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Next Meeting of Central Oregon Coast NOW, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 6 to 8 pm at North Lincoln PUD Meeting Room, 2129 North Coast Highway, Newport. Discussion of book Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Women’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters, by Jessica Valenti.  It would be great if you would encourage a young woman to read the book and join us for the discussion.  The book is available for e-readers (Kindle and Nook) for $9.99,  and from Amazon and Barnes & Noble for about $13.50.  It does not appear to be available at the local libraries.There will also be a report on the June 2015 National NOW Conference in New Orleans (3 COC NOW members attended).  The Plenary sessions are available on YouTube (fast forward about 5 to 12 minutes); all are worth watching:  Keynote Plenary with actress Catherine Dent. SisterSong Ex. Dir. Monica Simpson:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITRuPImjPh4Opening Plenary with NOW President Terry O’Neill and dignataries:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnQ72lmhYE4.Awards Plenary (awards given to Kathleen Gasparian, New Orleans immigration lawyer, and Deon Haywood, Ex. Dir. of Women of Vision – both give outstanding speeches!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el4hGQBGtvcNOW PAC Plenary (announcement of endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President, and presentations by former NOW Presidents Ellie Smeal and Patricia Ireland and NOW Advisory Board Members Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun and Dr. Janet Canterbury, Civil Rights Activist Barbara Arnwine, and others):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGcjkaM4MacThere is also a YouTube of the workshop on the Cradle to Prison Pipeline in which I participated with Deon Haywood and Desiree Jordan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGCtvdhhJ9wMinutes of the May meeting are now available on our website:  http://centraloregoncoastnow.com/meeting-and-event-notices/ Nancy Campbell MeadNOW-National Board MemberOregon NOW Board MemberPresident, Central Oregon Coast NOWcentraloregoncoastnow@gmail.comPhone:  503-577-3585Webpage:  www.centraloregoncoastnow.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CentralOregonCoastNOW/

Yaquina Art Association png“Patterns” by Marissa Solini YAA SPOTLIGHT JULY 3RD!!

 Yaquina Art Association is proud to show the work of scholarship winner Marissa Solini for the month of July as part of a scholarship granted her by the YAA. July 3, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 pm there will be an opening reception providing  a chance to visit with Marissa, see her work and enjoy refreshments. Her exhibit begins July 3 and goes through August 1, 2015. The YAA gallery is open daily from 10 – 5 pm and is located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport Oregon.Marissa Solini says,” “Patterns” is an exploration of the historical and visual elements of an apron.  Each apron featured carries with it the story of its owner.  Aprons bring about memories of the homemade and handmade.  When researching gender roles, I found the apron to be an interesting artifact from another time.  During my childhood, I wore aprons for baking
Christmas cookies and making crafts. 
apronsToday, I wear aprons for another purpose: painting.  During the process, I recognized the simplicity and complexity of these aprons, and how they start to mirror patterns in our own lives.”Marissa Solini was born in San Francisco, California. Growing up, her parents moved around frequently giving her a wide range of experiences from traveling. Solini was raised by a family of artists and has carried that creativity with her throughout her life. She is currently a full-time student in her final year at Oregon State University, in pursuit of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Marissa Solini was recently awarded the 2014 Sponenburgh Travel Award, in which she went to London to conduct art historical research about the Young British Artists movement. Experimentation is the driving nature behind her work, which encompasses many mediums such as performance art, painting, video art, photography, drawing and sculpture. Solini’s more daring works focus on sexuality and women’s issues in today’s society. Solini’s painting work embraces acrylic and oil painting techniques to depict abstract forms. Inspiration for this vein of work derives from patterns found in nature, especially the patterns found on the wings of real butterflies in Solini’s personal collection.

Kids Zone Classic – Neighbors For Kids’ 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament


NFK logo (Neighbors for Kids) Summer is here, and it’s time to sign up for Neighbors For Kids’ 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament–the Kids Zone Classic–on Saturday, July 18, at Chinook Winds Golf Resort. Registration will begin at 8:00am, with a shotgun start at 9:00, for an 18-hole scramble.lady golfersEntry fees are $100 per player, and players can sign up individually or as a foursome. Registration includes greens fees, golf cart, Continental breakfast, catered lunch, goody bag and an opportunity to win prizes and awards. Golf fans and NFK supporters came out in record numbers last year, and we look forward to a fun day of golf, friends, prizes, and more!golf tournamentFor registration information, visit our website at http://www.neighborsforkids.org.DSC_6651Men’s and women’s teams will be competing for KP and long drive. This year the Hole-in-One prize, sponsored by Duane Silbernagel of Waddell and Reed and provided courtesy of Sunwest Motors, is a pair of 2016 automobiles! Major sponsors are North Lincoln Sanitary Service in Lincoln City and the River House Inn in Florence. Additional sponsorship comes from Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Columbia Bank, Directors Mortgage, Gracie’s Sea Hag, NW Natural Gas, the Old Town Inn, Samaritan Health Services, and WorldMark by Wyndham.All participants will have the chance to bid on silent auction items at this fundraising event. Non-golfers are invited to join in for lunch at 1:30 pm at $25 per person.
Organized by the Neighbors For Kids Board of Directors, the golf tournament is our largest fundraiser of the year, part of the annual campaign to raise funds to promote and support the educational and enrichment programs at Kids Zone, NFK’s signature after-school and summer programs. We offer activities in math and reading, visual arts, music, computer technology and science education; provide state-of-the-art equipment and facilities; and foster positive youth development through mentoring.
For more information and to register individually or as a team, visit http://www.neighborsforkids.org or follow us on Facebook.

Newport Community Drum Circle

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Next Regular Newport Drum Circle  TUESDAY, JULY 7 & 21, 6–8:00 PMin the gazebo at Don Davis Park, foot of Olive Street, in Newport (Summer schedule – first and third Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 pm – through September.)OUR JULY SPECIAL EVENT:~ Fifth Annual Nye Beach ~Second Saturday Summer Celebration & Drum Jam

Rain or Shine @ Café Mundo:

Saturday, JULY 18, 12:00 – 3:00 PM

 World Beat Cuisine meets World Beat Music!


Musical Hosts:Thunder & Lightness Duo with regular guest Gus Willemin AND SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMERS!!The Second Saturday Celebration and Drum Jam is moving, FOR THIS MONTH ONLY, to the THIRD SATURDAY so that I and the drummers and the Café Mundo staff can go to the Oregon Country Fair. Be assured, however, that the Third Saturday edition of the Second Saturday Summer Celebration will have all the same family friendly fun and quirky surprises as always and maybe a few extra features inspired by the Country Fair.This will also be the third edition of our five-month series of monthly summer shows (Yes, disbelievers, the Oregon Coast has FIVE months of summer!) and we are well on our way to having one of our best seasons ever. The event is a perfect summer afternoon outing for great food and lively music for the whole family and Mary-Beth and Gus and I have already been joined onstage by some of our favorite musical guests and a couple of fresh faces who are bringing new strengths and fresh enthusiasm to the mix.Well known Mid-Valley flute player and frequent special guest Terry Filer, was unable to make it over from McMinnville last month due to a family emergency, but we expect her to be joining Mary-Beth on the flutes at the July show and I have already talked to several of the other players who will be at the Waldport Flute Concert this weekend about joining us sometime this summer. Professional drummer/percussionist Rodney Turner is on the playbill for July and we hope that some of our other featured guest drummers will be to joining us, too.Please do get in touch with me in advance, however, if you have something that you think would fit with our traditional/indigenous “world music” format and enhance our set, so that I can make arrangements and time for you. (Contact me directly at chandler@chandlerdavis.com or 541-272-4615.)We also love audience participation and there’s always light percussion available and plenty of room for dancing on the stage or in the courtyard! It’s free and family friendly and all ages are welcome and there’s plenty of outdoor seating (some of it covered). You don’t have to buy anything, but if you’re feeling hungry or thirsty there’s full outside food and beverage service from the legendary Café Mundo menu during the performances.. On the Outdoor Theater Stage in the Café Mundo Courtyard 209 NW Coast Street, in Historic Nye Beach


HATFIELDHMSC offers summer hands-on marine science programs for adults and children Looking for something fun to do with your family this summer? Register to attend one of the Summer Family Programs offered at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Ore.If you feel like getting a little dirty you can gear up in boots to explore animals living in the mudflats of the Yaquina Bay Estuary, or roll up your sleeves to dissect squid. Prefer something a little less messy? Other programs include hands-on interactions with local marine invertebrates, testing water quality, and discovering the wonders of seabirds, camouflage, and algae.Bird Bonanza, Amazing Algae and Marine Messes programs will all send you home with a fun craft completed in the program to remember your great beach trip in Newport!Each session is 2.5 hours long and you can attend one, all eight, or any combination you want. Two sessions are offered each day: morning (9 to 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1:30 to 4 p.m.).The cost to attend is $15.00 per person, per program. All programs are designed for children aged four and up. Each family must include one adult.Summer Family Programs begin Monday, July 6, and run through Thursday, July 9. Pre-registration, which is already under way, is recommended. For descriptions of all eight programs offered and to register online, visit http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/visitor-center/education/marine-education/family-programsFor more information, contact Kathryn Hawes at 541-867-0233 or SeaGrantMarineEd@oregonstate.edu



On July 3rd, Friday evening, the creative international sound of 3 LEG TORSO will excite us at the PAC just as it has for over 15 years abroad and in the US. This group of deep musical talent has produced movie scores. Expect a high energy evening with Adam Flatt and a select group of NSO musicians lighting up the stage. 7:30 pm at the PAC. Students only $10, Adults $34.
Rounding out the holiday weekend, is NSO Goes to the Movies: The Sequel. This Sunday matinee features the wit and wisdom of Edmund Stone as he guides us through popular movie score music. Adam Flatt, the entire 60 piece Newport Symphony Orchestra will perform. Coupled with the amazing concert hall sound of our Performing Arts Center, this will be performance you’ll want to bring friends and family with you. Last year, this sold out. 2:00 at the PAC. Students only $10, Adults $34.Tickets for both available anytime at newportsymphony.org, at the PAC Box Office, or by phoning 541-265-ARTS.


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Registration Opens for Peace Village Day Camp July 13th -17th!

PEACE VILLAGERegistration is now open for the July 13-17 session of Peace Village Newport, a summer day camp for students entering grades 1-8. The Peace curriculum offers students practical skills of conflict resolution, media literacy, and ecology, as well as music, art, and craft activities. A total of 45 students will be accepted for the week’s 9 AM to 3:30 PM program and they will be divided into three age groups, each with adult and teen leaders.
This five-day Summer Camp for Peacemakers began in Lincoln City in 1996 and now operates programs in many states. The Peace Village program involves teachers and students of many faith backgrounds. It also offers students a comprehensive view of the messages and practices of peace from a variety of world traditions.
Adult and teen volunteers are needed as well. Those with experience in working with elementary age students, and those with skills in crafts, music, or movement are encouraged to join the all-volunteer team at Peace Village.
Cost for the week-long program is $60 and includes program materials, a Peace Village T-shirt, and daily snacks. Limited scholarship assistance is available. To request an application, call Jen Impress at 541-264-0614 or email jenwimpress@yahoo.com


Shopping in Salem at the Downtown Mall!!!

WILD PEARTuesday, July 7th be ready to shop until you drop at the Salem Downtown Mall! Some of the stores are Bath & Body Works, Foot Locker, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, to only name a few.

How about lunch at the Wild Pear! Reservation at 11:30 am.

This is going to be a really fun trip. $12.00 covers the cost of the drive and lunch at The Wild Pear is on your own. Sign up now as you know this one fills up fast!!

We leave at 8:30 am and plan on getting back at 5:00 pm. RSVP at the 60+ Activity Center located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617 to reserve your seat.
Visit our website: http://www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Find us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter
Give us a call at 541-265-9617

2nd annual Lincoln City Chalk Art Competition:

Saturday, July 11 from 11 to 3 p.mchalkart4Come help us transform the sidewalks of the historic Delake School building into colorful works of art during our 2nd annual Lincoln City Chalk Art Competition “Chalk it up to 50 Years!” On Saturday, July 11 from 11 to 3 p.m. the sidewalks surrounding the Lincoln City Cultural Center will become blank slates for artistic creations for the young and the young-at-heart. In addition to the outdoor art competition, a workshop with professional chalk art instructor will be given from 9 am to 11 am. Vendor booths will be set up on the lawn, selling food and drinks and promoting local children’s programs.

Age categories for the sidewalk chalk competition are 6 and under, 7-11, 12-17 and 18 and older. Awards and prizes will be given for age categories as well as a grand prize of $50 for art depicting and celebrating Lincoln City’s 50th Anniversary. Artists should arrive by 10:45 for registration and square assignment. Priority placement will be given to early registrants. Judging will be held at 3 pm and prizes awarded immediately after.

“This event allows children, families, and artists of all skill levels to come together in a creative and communal way to share in the joy of making art outside. Also, this year’s theme and special category celebrating Lincoln City’s 50th Anniversary puts a local spin on the competition and educates our tourist population as well”, says Sam Randall, Program Coordinator at the Cultural Center.4Registration for the sidewalk chalk art competition is $5 for ages 6 and under and $10 for ages 7 and up and includes a sidewalk square and box of chalk. Individuals can purchase squares next to each other to produce a group work. The chalk art workshop is free. Registration forms can be picked up at the Cultural Center or printed from the Center’s website.

The planning committee is currently seeking vendors as well as volunteers to assist with set-up, registration, monitoring, and clean-up. For vendor registration or volunteering, contact Sam Randall at 541-994-9994 or


Volunteers are Needed!! Hatfield Marine Science Center

hatfield-marine-scienceAre you looking to get your feet wet in the fascinating world of marine science? Do you enjoy interacting with the public? If so, we invite you to join our volunteer program at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge with visitors from around the world as they explore hands on exhibits highlighting cutting edge marine research and the natural wonders of the Oregon coast. Other benefits include: behind the scenes visits with researchers, sneak previews of new exhibits and displays, as well as invitations to special science programs, guest lectures, and monthly training opportunities. To learn more and sign up to become a volunteer, contact Renee Fowler at 541-867-0226 or renee.fowler@oregonstate.edu.


Only 500 Tickets Available!

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Tickets on Sale Now for July 4th’s Salmon Enchanted Evening

Tickets are on sale now for a new adult evening gourmet salmon dinner event coming this 4th of July to the Port of Newport on Yaquina Bay. This will include one of the best venues to view the annual Newport awesome fireworks display.

The Oregon Salmon Commission and the Port of Newport will be presenting “Salmon Enchanted Evening” , a salute to Oregon wild-caught salmon! The highlight will be a gourmet evening of amazing Oregon wild Salmon created dishes, fabulous salads from Oceana, fresh baked bread from Panini and delightful wine from the Sokol Blosser Winery of Dayton, plus a very special dessert from the amazing My Petite Sweet of Lincoln City. The talented lineup of chefs include Ralph Pesznecker of Timberline Lodge, Erol Kanmaz and Leslie Champion of Northwest Culinary Institute plus local fishermen & award winning amateur chef Corey Rock.

Also included will be a wonderful big band concert performed by the famed Lincoln Pops Big Band, a major classic car show featuring the American Street Masters and the Bay City Cruisers. And the grand finale, the best spot in Newport for viewing the awesome 4th of July fireworks! The event will be held at the Port of Newport on Yaquina Bay across from the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center. A very classy 21 and over evening.

Information on the event is attached. Only 500 tickets will be sold.  You can order them online at www.salmonenchantedevening.com. Attendees can bring their own chairs and loungers to enjoy this summer evening event on the Bay.

Volunteers Needed at Cascade Head Preserve

 Saturday, July 11th

 cascade headThe Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in preserving Cascade Head  Preserve to participate in a volunteer work party taking place on Saturday, July 11th.  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 help weed violet beds during 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. cascade head catchflyRegistration 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 Concert At The Capitol: SATURDAY, JULY 10TH @ 10AM!


Summer Swimming Pass Savings at the Newport Pool

newport swimming poolPurchase any 3-month pool pass in the month of June and receive 30% off. Don’t miss your window to get a great rate on a summer of swimming. Offer valid during the month of June only. For more information contact the Newport Pool at 541.265.7770.

Friends Of Cascade Head Sponsors
Marine Reserve Celebration On July 18

cascade headYou’re invited to a community celebration of Cascade Head Marine Reserve on Saturday, July 18, from 10am-4pm at Knight Park near the mouth of the Salmon River, just north of Lincoln City. The free, family-friendly event will include guided beach walks, birding, hikes, boat rides, ecology information, ice cream and live music by the Lucky Gap String Band. Presented by Friends of Cascade Head Marine Reserve and the Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership. For more information, find us on Facebook at “CascadeHeadMR” or email us at friendsofchmr@gmail.com.


Yasmina_Dedijer-Small.web_Detail Main ImageThe Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present “Surf & Turf: The Art of Boarding” in the Runyan Gallery at the Newport Visual Arts Center from June 5 to August 2, 2015. The exhibition will feature contemporary and original surfboard art, skateboard art, sculptures and paintings by leading visual artists, designers and surfboard shapers from throughout Lincoln County and beyond. The public reception for “Surf & Turf: The Art of Boarding” will be held on Friday, June 5, 5-7pm at the VAC   (777 NW Beach Dr., Newport), with an artists talk at 6:30pm.

“We are extremely excited to bring together art related to two recreational passions of Oregon coast residents,” says OCCA VAC director Tom Webb. “This is a significant spring-summer exhibition for the VAC, during months of heavy visitor traffic throughout Newport and the historic Nye Beach neighborhood. This will not be your average ‘surf show.’”

“Surf & Turf: The Art of Boarding” will include the following artists and artist teams: Shane A. (Colorado), Martin Anderson (Cloverdale, OR), Rick Anicker (Siletz, OR), Sandy & Scott Blackman (Newport, OR), Bill Castleberry (Newport, OR), Chad Cook (Seattle, WA), Yasmina Dedijer-Small (Portland, OR), Julia Goos & Ryan LeBoss (Seal Rock, OR), Ron Houchens (Newport, OR), Luke LaMont (Newport, OR), Mar Lehrman (Newport, OR), Tom McNamara (Newport, OR), Greg Niles (Newport, OR) and Andrew Rodman (Portland/Newport, OR). Scott and Sandy Blackman will have signed copies of their book, “Oregon Surfing: Past and Present,” available for purchase during the exhibition.

“Surfing and skating are both board sports and play important roles in contemporary popular culture,” says Mar Lehrman, an advisor to the exhibition. “Skating is strangely wedded to the hardscape infrastructure, and yet is alternative (human powered vehicles) and even rebellious. Hard-core skateboarding and punk rock came of age together. Northwest surf culture is more of a nature and wilderness type activity, whose practitioners tend to be amateur meteorologists and oceanographers so that they may identify and participate in ‘favorable fluctuations in the fluid field.’ Northwest ‘surf art,’ as an expression of surf culture, is even more elusive.”

“Surf & Turf: The Art of Boarding” has been scheduled around International Surfing Day and Go Skateboarding Day, both of which are held on June 21, the summer solstice. For more information related to the exhibition and related celebrations, visit http://www.coastarts.org. An OCCA fundraiser for the VAC, “Surf & Turf: Poetry Slam & Jam” has been scheduled for June 21, 1-3pm, at Café Mundo in Nye Beach.

“We are pleased to have so many well-respected surf artists, board shapers and visual artists from around the Western United States involved in the exhibition,” says Catherine Rickbone, the OCCA executive director. “The Runyan Gallery is sure to be transformed by these sculptural works of art and recreation.”

The Runyan Gallery is open 11am-6pm, Tuesday-Sunday.

– See more at: http://www.coastarts.org/events/2015/08/surf-turf-the-art-of-boarding/#sthash.Fear75Gp.dpuf


Glass Artisan Spotlight JUNE 19TH – JULY 3RD!


From June 19 through July 3rd there will be a beautiful Glass Artisan Display featuring the glass artistry of Mary Young at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport Oregon. The gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily located in the Nye Beach Historic District.

Glass 2 by Mary YoungMary Young has been creating glass art for nine years and loves the endless   possibilities working with glass. The interest in glass fusing started with her Father, who bought a kiln to experiment with and it just took off from there: exploring, trying new techniques, and learning that mistakes can have interesting results.
“I love to experiment with color, be playful, create something beautiful and practical at the same time, make myself laugh with my creations, and simply have fun.”

Glass by Mary YoungMary has lived in Newport since 2006, and has loved the Oregon coast from her childhood visits. She grew up in Seattle, WA and was always inspired by the art culture in the city. Pike Place Market is still one of her favorite places on earth.
She has been a member of the Yaquina Art Association since 2006 and has been proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the past few years. “I feel it’s important to give back to a wonderful organization like this.”
Under the name Whimsy Art Glass, Mary sells her glass work in the Newport Farmer’s Market, the Lincoln City Farmer’s Market, and the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Farmers Market.

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

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

Outdoor Farmer’s Market 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, June 28
LCCC welcomes back the Outdoor Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market every Sundays this month, open from 9:00am – 3:00pm. For details contact the Lincoln City Farmers Market at 541-921-5745 or

Wednesday, June 24-Saturday, June 27 Siletz Bay Music Festival
The Siletz Bay Music Festival returns to the LCCC, where it will host four days of concerts, opening night, OR “Curtian Up,” will be Wednesday June 24th at 7:30pm. The program features piano e program features piano works by Chopin, Schumann and Brahms, played by Mei-Ting Sun. Tickets are $20 each, or $50 for the three-concert series at LCCC. To purchase, head to http://www.siletzbaymusic.org.

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

* STREET JAZZ and HIP-HOP Dance with Brittani Henderson –

Level 1 Beginner -All Ages
Brittani Henderson teaches a blend of contemporary jazz and hip hop. She is offering a beginners class from 2:00-3:00pm every Sunday during the Farmer’s Market. Classes are $6.00 per person. For more details, check in on our Facebook page or call the LCCC office at 541-994-9994.

* YOGA MOVEMENT with Darlene
10 am – 11:15am Mondays and Wednesday, Dance Studio
Yoga Movement with Darlene is a gentle heartfelt, intuitive yoga class that incorporates Kriya movements to stir the life force energy, yoga poses for strength & flexibility, breath work as a bridge between body & mind; soul & spirit, and a short mantra/meditation. Unwind into timelessness cultivating a practise of openness, self awareness and strength. Darlene is offering two courses in gentle, healing movement, every Monday morning in the LCCC Dance Studio. Pay what you can — she’s donating all proceeds to the operating fund of the center. To learn more, contact Darlene@lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or call the center, 541-994-9994.

Is a collectively run by volunteers with a goal to make the benefits of yoga available to anyone as inexpensively as we can! Daily Classes vary from morning to afternoon and evening and tend to be fluid. There are classes for all levels of experience and range from 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Please visit our website; NewMoonYoga.org to see all that we have to offer including prices and special punch cards. For more information or to get on our daily class reminder email list contact info@newmoonyoga.com

* ZUMBA & PiYo with Tina
ZUMBA — Mondays and Wednesdays – 5:30-6:30 pm
— Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – 9:00-10:00am
PiYo — Tuesdays – 6:00pm
— and Fridays at 9:00am

Ditch the workout, and join the party!!!!

No dance experience required; Salsa * Merengue * Reggaeton * Bellydancing *
Tango * Samba * Cumbia * Bachata *FUN * TONING * WEIGHTLOSS To learn more, contact Tina Marshall, 541-921-8353, tinazumbafitness@gmail.com or FB “Zumba With Tina.” $7/class drop in, or $50 for a 10-punch card. Tina also offers PiYo (Pilates and Yoga) fitness classes, cost: $10/class, Drop In. Punch cards available too- call instructor for pricing

Mondays — weigh in at 5 pm, class from 5:30 to 6:15 pm
Join us to learn how to lose weight and be healthy in a fun and caring way. Open to anyone struggling with weigh issues. No pressure! No stress! Just encouragement. Cost: $20 per month. Drop-ins welcome – only $5 a week or more info or to pre-register, call Janet 541-764-8917

Every 2nd Tuesday at 7 pm in the Conference Room ( June 9, July 7, Aug 11) The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, easy-to-learn movements and sacred songs honoring spiritual traditions from around the world including Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, the Goddess, Celtic and Native American Traditions. These dances are taught globally and serve as a way of promoting tolerance and respect for different religious and spiritual traditions. People attend the dances to learn and grow, for spiritual reasons, to have a relaxing, heart-opening and meditative experience or simply because they enjoy connecting with others thru song and dance. Admission by suggested donation of $5-$10.


Ben and Caroline Brooks, the resident ceramics artists, offer clay courses:
Adult Clay: New 8 week classes starting May 27. More information to come
To register, contact Caroline at 575-621-2634 or mail@lincolncityclay.com .

*LCCC TEXTILE CENTER – Operated by volunteers Lyle and Arlene Gowing, and featuring a wide variety of looms, wheels, yarns and books; four floor looms, two rigid heddle looms, six spinning wheels, two tapestry looms, two quilt frames, lots of yarn for your projects, sold by donation to the cultural center.
For a donation of $25 to the LCCC, the Gowings will give you an introductory lesson in spinning or weaving.

Make an appointment for a class, or drop by during the following hours:
Monday, Tuesday &, Saturday by appointment only
Wednesday 1 – 8 pm; use SE Basement Door when Center is closed
Thursday & Friday 11 am – 3 pm
Sunday During the Sunday Farmers & Crafters Market

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

LOOM RENTAL –– Looms are available for rent, $5 an hour or $80 a month. To learn more, call the Gowings at 541-992-5150.

FARTS (Fiber Arts, Radical Teachers and Students) – A Fiber Fellowship of artists who meet every Wednesday from 6-8 pm at the Textiles Studio.

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Newport Drum Circle Summer Schedule!

DRUM JAM 7-9-11Drum 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

  Sitka Center 2015 Workshops

2015cover_enews 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

chinook-winds-logo2015 EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

ENTERTAINMENT: ROGUE RIVER LOUNGE Friday and Saturday Ultrasonic DJ, cover, 10:30pm to 1:30am ENTERTAINMENT: CHINOOK’S SEAFOOD GRILL PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS BY DATE: September 5: Surf City Classic Car Show September 24-27: Celebration of Honor, featuring Field of Honor August 7-9: Nesikee Illahee Pow Wow, Siletz, Oregon November 14: Siletz Tribe Restoration Pow Wow

 Yaquina Art Association / Visual Arts Center

Watercolor Classes

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

The class times are as follows:

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

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

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