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LIVE MUSIC AT SAN DUNE TAVERN, Manzanita. Call for schedule. Laneda Ave. (503) 368-5080. www.sandunepub.com
LIVE MUSIC AT Tsunami Bar and Grill. Some nights with live music. Call for schedule. Wheeler, Oregon. 503-368-3778. http://www.beachconnection.net/tsunami_grill_wheeler/
LIVE MUSIC AT NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Newport. Various live shows, concerts and theater productions. Usually in a concert setting, this can be classical, jazz to reggae and rock festivals, along with musicals. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. Website here.
Wednesday – Sunday. Roving Interpreter. Smelt Sands State Wayside and the 804 Trail (Memorial Day-Labor Day). Learn the trail's history and find native plants. Begins at Smelt Sand parking lot and heads north. Smelt Sands State Wayside, one mile north of downtown Yachats, on Hwy 101. At Yachats State Park, hear programs about tide pools and the whales seen from the park's platform. Find Yachats State Park at the west end of 2nd St in downtown Yachats. At Strawberry Hill, explore tide pools with the Roving Interpreter and hear about harbor seals resting nearby on the rocks. Find Strawberry Hill 5 miles south of downtown Yachats on Hwy 101. 800-551-6949.
Every Thursday. Karaoke. 6-9 p.m. Tavolo Restaurant and Lounge. 1201 35th St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-4623.
Every Thursday. Karaoke. 6-9 p.m. Tavolo Restaurant and Lounge. 1201 35th St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-4623.
November 7 and 8. BOSTYX/Kenny Metcalf as Elton John. Tribute bands. Tickets $14.99 and $19.99. Three Rivers Casino & Hotel. 5647 Oregon 126, Florence, Oregon. (541) 997-7529.
November 7, 8 9, 16. LRP's Les Miserables. The Last Resort Players are currently preparing for their fall musical, Les Miserables, which will be on the main stage at the FEC during two weekends in November. 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person, available on line or at the Events Center box office. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince Street. Florence, Oregon. 541.997.1994.
November 11. Florence Veterans Day Parade. 1 p.m. Old Town Florence. Florence, Oregon. Three Rivers Casino & Hotel. 5647 Oregon 126, Florence, Oregon. (541) 997-7529.
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Ongoing in Yachats:
Every First Thursday of the Month – Yachats Big Band, at the Yachats Commons. Couples, families and singles are invited to dance to the Big Band Classics of Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others. Alcohol- and smoke-free; light refreshments. 7 – 9 p.m. $5 donation for adults, kids free. Yachats Commons, at 441 N. Coast Hwy 101 (between 4th and 5th on Hwy 101) Yachats, Oregon. 541-265-2514.
Every Monday-Friday. Rec PLUS. After school activities for youth ages 6 and up, including gardening, science, arts & crafts, reading, ping pong, pool, Wii, board games, homework help, guitar lessons, baking and more. 3:45-6 p.m. Recreation PLUS. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3565.
Nightly. Live music at the Drift Inn Restaurant and Pub. Live music from 6:30-9 p.m. 124 Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-4477.
Every Tuesday. Salsa class. Community welcome, beginners to advanced. 6:30 p.m. Yachats Commons. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3565.
Every Wednesday. Rhythm Weavers Drumming. 7-9 p.m. Yachats Commons Meeting Room #3. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3565.
Every Thursday. Indoor Park. A playgroup for children 0-6 and their caregivers to take advantage of educational and stimulating activity stations. 12:30-2 p.m. Yachats Commons Meeting Room #4. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3565.
Every Thursday. Open Mic Variety Show. Musicians, singers, poets, performing artists of all kinds. 6-8 p.m. Ona. 131 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon.
Every Sunday. Film Series: “Dance, Movement, and Bodies.” The aesthetic and everyday creative possibilities of dance and movement will be shown in range of classic and highly innovative films on dance, movement, and bodies. 2-4 p.m. Yachats Commons Meeting Room #3. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3565.
Every Saturday. Live music at the Yachats Underground Pub. 125 Ocean View Dr. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-4600.
Everu Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 7 am to 9 am. Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, S end of the Waldport Bridge. Waldport, Oregon. 541-563-2002.
Every Wednesday. Rhythm Weavers Drumming. 7-9 p.m. Yachats Commons Meeting Room #3. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon.
October 17-19. 15th Annual Yachats Village Mushroom Fest. Experience delectable wild forest mushroom cuisine, culinary markets, cooking demonstrations, wine and beer tasting, and live music. Educators give talks, lead mushroom walks, and provide exhibits and workshops. Advance reservations for a few of the Saturday workshops as well as the weekend's guided walks will be available online. Friday 5 pm - Sunday 5 pm. Around Yachats, Oregon and at Cape Perpetua. 800-929-0477.
November 2. Salmon in the Trees. This presentation by award winning photographer Amy Gulick will include slides and lecture about life in the Tongass Rain Forest in Alaska. Fringing the coastal panhandle of Alaska and covering thousands of islands in the Alexander Archipelago, the Tongass is one of the rarest ecosystems on earth. 2 pm. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th. Yachats, Oregon. 541-961-6695.
November 14-16. 13th Annual Yachats Celtic Music Festival. Experience a lively blend of foot-tapping Celtic music, humor, scrumptious food, and performances by graceful dancers. For this 13th Anniversary of the Festival acclaimed performers from the old countries will mix harmoniously with home grown American masters to fill the Village of Yachats with traditional (and not so traditional) Celtic music. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th St. Yachats, Oregon. 800-929-0477.
Ongoing Exhibit: Shipwrecks on Oregon's Coast. An exhibit on shipwrecks along Oregon's coast with photographs and objects. Tuesday through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Burrows House Museum. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-7509. www.oregoncoasthistory.org/
Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Traditional high tea at the Grand Victorian. High tea includes a pot of tea, savories, scones, Devonshire cream and desserts. Noon-5:30 p.m. $15. 105 N.W. Coast St. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-4490 or 800-784-9936.
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Giant Pacific Octopus. Go behind the scenes on a popular encounter to shake an octopus’ hand … er, suckers. Learn about the exciting life of one of the most intelligent invertebrates on this planet. Noon-1 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Every Saturday. Behind the Scenes Tours at the Aquarium. See how to vacuum in the water, make food for 500-pound sea lion and what it looks like above the Passages of the Deep. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 1-1:30 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay. Join state officials at the Depoe Bay seawall for help in spotting whales. Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon. www.whalespoken.org
Every Saturday May – October. Newport Farmer's Market. Over 60 Vendors offer an array of seasonal produce, art, fresh flowers, nursery plants, jewelry, photography, hot food, fresh pastries, honey, salsas, coffee, crafts and live music . 9am-1pm. Newport City Call, South Lawn, Hwy 101 & Angle Street, Newport, Oregon, https://www.newportfarmersmarket.org/home.html
Every Friday. Traditional high tea at the Grand Victorian. High tea includes a pot of tea, savories, scones, Devonshire cream and desserts. Noon-5:30 p.m. $15. 105 N.W. Coast St. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-4490 or 800-784-9936.
November 20. Yaquina Birders & Naturalists - Nature Talk. Bori Olla presents "Behavioral interactions within and beyond the coral reefs of Bonaire." 7 p.m. Free. Meeting Room of Central
November 21 – December 7. Live Theater: "Young Frankenstein." The Porthole Players present a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks' classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive. Newport, Oregon. 541.265.2787
Saturday, November 22. Birds of Seal Rock and Beaver Creek field trip. Featuring international bird trip leader Eric Horvath. Seal Rock State Recreation Area. Between Newport and Waldport. 541-265-2965. http://yaquina.info/ybn/
November 27. 3rd Annual Newport Turkey Trot. Kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebration with fun and exercise! New this year - 15K race option. This year s event will include 5K Walk/Run, 10K Run, 15K Run and Kids Run. 9 a.m. Port of Newport Marina. 2120 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, Oregon.
November 28. Holiday Open House at Sandcastle Toys. 255 SW 9th St. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-1901 http://www.sandcastletoys.com/
December 5 - 7. Holiday House Christmas Craft Show. Holiday House has items that are homemade and juried. Includes Homemade Jams, candies, cookies, breads all freshly baked!! Quilted wall hangings, table runners, appliquÃ©d sweatshirts, dried apples, Christmas wreaths, lavender sachets and bundles, bath soaps, items with sea themes, jewelry, toys, aprons, tea towels, photography, Santa's angles, snowmen and ornaments. Friday and Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-3. Yaquina Bay Yacht Club. 750 SE Bay Blvd. 541-270-2256.
December 6. Lighted Boat Parade. Dozens of local boats decorated with festive lights parade along the historic bayfront. 5 p.m. Newport, Oregon. www.newportchamber.org
December 6. Whale of a Chrismas in Depoe Bay. Amidst festive decorations and carolers, the Depoe Bay Christmas tree is lit. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541 765-2889.
December 9. Literary Flicks - The Secret Garden. 1993 film based on the 1910 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It tells the story of ten year old Mary Lennox, an orphan who is sent to Misselthwaite Manor, a bleak English mansion owned by her uncle. 6:30 pm. Newport Public Library. 35 NW Nye St., Newport, Oregon.
December 10. 19th Annual Festival of Trees. Beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, visits with Santa, and special events all create a festive environment. 2 to 8 p.m. Enjoy carolers and refreshments as you meander among a forest of beautifully decorated trees. Suggested donation is $2 for children, $5 for adults, and $10 for a family. Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn. Hwy 101. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-1810.
December 13. Victorian Holiday at Yaquina Head. Parlor games, traditional Victorian crafts, musical performances, holiday treats, old-fashioned caroling, hot chocolate and decorating the tree. Get a discount at the gift shop for your holiday shopping. 10 a.m. Free. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. 750 Lighthouse Dr., Newport, Oregon.
December 13. Holiday Gala and Auction. 5:30 to 10 p.m. By reservation only. Savor the champagne social as you peruse the silent auction table to the music of the Bringetto Jazz Orchestra. Delight in a scrumptious buffet featuring prime rib, roasted salmon, and potato gnocchi before bidding on trees, experiences, and art during the live auction. $95 per person on or before December 1; $115 after that date. Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn. Hwy 101. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-1810.
December 14. Family Fun Day and visit from Santa. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s play time. Create at craft tables, enjoy student performances, visit Santa, and be merry at an event that is all about the kids. Suggested donation is $2 for children, $5 for adults, and $10 for a family. Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn. Hwy 101. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-1810.
December 27 – January 3. Whale Watch Week, Newport. "Whale Spoken Here" sites help visitors spot gray whales during the winter migration. In Newport sites are Cape Foulweather, Nye Beach, Yaquina Head. www.whalespoken.org.
Every Thursday-Sunday. Walking tour: A Walk Back in Time. Take a tour of Lincoln City’s historic Taft District via the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. 1:30 p.m. 4907 U.S. Hwy 101 Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-6614. www.northlincolncountyhistoricalmuseum.org.
Through December 15. Coastal Curiosities Exhibit at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Explore the odd and curious on the Oregon coast. Hwy 101 541-996-6614
Every Saturday. Outdoor Farmers & Crafters Market at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
Through December 15. Coastal Curiosities Exhibit at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Explore the odd and curious on the Oregon coast. Hwy 101 541-996-6614
First Two Weekends in October. Special Glass Art Drop of 50 sand dollars or crabs along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches, weather and ocean conditions permitting. Throughout Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-452-2151, 541-996-1274.
Ongoing: Live Music and Karaoke at Snug Harbor Bar and Grill. Something musical almost every night of the week. Times differ. Call for schedule. Highway 101, Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-4976.
November 12 – 13. Clay Open Studio at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Projects include sculpture, functional ware, and Raku. For those with experience, instruction also includes basic throwing on the pottery wheel. 2 to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, 6 to 8:30 pm on Thursday. Ages 16 and up. Cost is $45 plus materials. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
November 14. Friday Night Clay. Looking for something fun and relaxing to do on a Friday night? Get creative with clay in this one night course at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Participants will learn the basics of hand building while having fun in our relaxed classroom environment. Ages 12 and up. Cost $15. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
November 14 - December 8. The Reverend Benny Bob & “Live Your Dream” Exhibit at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
November 14 – 15. Annual Holiday Bazaar. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Lunch served from11 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day. Congregational Church. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-2378.
November 14. “Aspire” Sculpture Dedication at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. 4:30 pm. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
November 15. Hands-on Baking Workshop with Rockfish Bakery. 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost: $55, includes meal and wine. Oregon Coast Culinary Center, Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
November 15. Restoration Pow Wow at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 888-CHINOOK.
November 15 – 16. Pumpkin Sprint Swim Meet. Swimmers from throughout the Northwest will compete in this annual meet. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. Lincoln City Community Center. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-2131.
November 15. Special Glass Art Drop of 100 hand-crafted glass art pieces – glass floats, sand dollars, crabs, and starfish – along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches, weather and ocean conditions permitting. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-452-2151, 541-996-1274, www.oregoncoast.org
November 15. Holiday Bazaar. Vendors include direct sellers from Partylight, Scentsy, Omnutrition, It Works, Mary Kay and many more. 10 AM – 4 PM. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
November 15. An Evening with Sea Shepherd at the Eventuary. Enjoy a presentation about Sea Shepherd’s efforts to protect endangered marine life across the globe, short films, and refreshments. Featuring a special guest appearance by Captain Paul Watson. 5:30 pm. Lincoln City, Oregon.
November 16. Indoor Farmers & Crafters Market. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
November 17. “Three Journeys in Search of American Promises: The Impact of the End of Slavery…” a talk by novelist and playwright C.D. Harper. 6:30 pm. Admission: free. Driftwood Public Library. Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. Call Bill at 541-265-5847.
November 19 – 20. Clay Open Studio at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Projects include sculpture, functional ware, and Raku. For those with experience, instruction also includes basic throwing on the pottery wheel. 2 to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, 6 to 8:30 pm on Thursday. Ages 16 and up. Cost is $45 plus materials. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
November 20 - 21. Pixie Holiday Ornament Workshop for Children. 3:30 pm – 6 pm. North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-6614
November 22. Hands-on Thanksgiving – Italian Style. 11 a.m. – 2 o,n,. Cost: $55, includes meal and wine. Oregon Coast Culinary Center, Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
November 23. Indoor Farmers & Crafters Market. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
November 24. Dances of Universal Peace. Donation appreciated, not required. 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
November 28. Community Tree Lighting Celebration. Features tree lighting ceremony, holiday music, refreshments, make-and-take ornaments, a visit from Santa and a live display of real reindeer. Noon-7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
November 30. Indoor Farmers & Crafters Market. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-9994.
December 3 – 6. Annual Fantasy of Trees. A festive forest of uniquely decorated trees. Admission: free. Noon – 8 pm Wed-Fri, 10 am – 3 pm Saturday. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon.
Third Sunday of Every Month. Artful Breakfast. Year-round fundraiser 3rd Sunday of every month Bay City Arts Center. Breakfast prepared and served by BCAC Board and artists. Hours: 8 a.m. - noon. 5th and A in Bay City, Oregon. 503-377-9620 or 842-7013.
Open Everyday: Rockaway Beach, Oregon Chamber. Find local info, publications and details. Look for the big red caboose in the middle of town. 103 1st Street, Rockaway Beach, Oregon. (503) 355-8108. Rockaway Beach Oregon Chamber.
Every Wednesday. Clog Dancing. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Rockaway Beach Community Center. 2310 U.S. Hwy 101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. rockawaybeach.net.
Every Thursday. Line Dancing. Rockaway Beach Community Center. 2310 U.S. Hwy 101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. rockawaybeach.net.
Special Train Rides, Rockaway Beach, various dates. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Wheeler, Oregon to Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-842-7972. Oregon Coast Senic Railroad.
Ongoing. Special Dinner Events at Pelican Pub & Brewery. 33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive. Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-7007. www.pelicanbrewery.com.
Every Friday. Beginner Square Dance Lessons. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Eagles Lodge. 209 Stillwell Ave. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-322-3819 or 503-812-4050.
Every Saturday. Bingo. Sponsored by the Lions Club. 6 p.m. Rockaway Beach Lions Club. 268 S. Anchor St. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-355-2199.
Every Friday Night. Stimulus After Hours. Live music from 6pm – 8pm, Stimulus Espresso Café, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City, Oregon
November 14. Local artist Buddy Paprock will be performing. 4pm to 6pm. Stimulus Espresso Café, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City, Oregon.
November 14. Mother's Day Weekend Kickoff. A causal and intimate 4-course Extreme Beer Brewers Dinner. Celebrates the new Mother of All Storms whiskey line. 6 p.m. 33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive. Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-7007. www.pelicanbrewery.com.
November 14 – 15. Tillamook County Holiday Bazaar. Noon to 7 p.m.on Friday/ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tilllamook County Fairgrounds. Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-2272.
November 22. Karyn Ann. Portland singer/songwriter,. 6 p.m. Stimulus Espresso Café, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City, Oregon.
November 28. Garibaldi Museum Annual Open House. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm and it's free. Light refreshments will be offered. Also there is 25% off in the gift store, a gift basket raffle and tours of the museum. Garibaldi Museum, 112 Garibaldi Ave. Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-322-8411.
November 28, 29. Rockaway Beach Holiday Gift Fair. Rockaway Beach City Hall. Hwy 101, Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
November 29. French Toast Breakfast. Cost for food. 8 am – 1 pm. Saint Mary's By The Sea. S. 3rd & Pacific. Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
November 29. Bazaar & Bake Sale. Need some more gifts and sweets before Christmas? 10 a.m. Lions Club House (behind City Hall, one block from Hwy 101). Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
December 6. Holiday Craft Fair. You'll find treasures and one-of-a-kind gifts at the Kiawanda Community Center, local businesses, churches & schools. This is a great chance to get exclusive hand crafted items for your family and friends. 10am - 4pm. Pacific City, Oregon.
December 12 – 14. Santa at the Fire Station. Bring your family and a sense of holiday spirit to the fire hall. 1-3 pm. Rockaway Beach Fire Dept. S. 3rd and Hwy 101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
LIVE MUSIC AT SAN DUNE TAVERN, Manzanita. Call for schedule. Laneda Ave. (503) 368-5080.www.sandunepub.com
Special Rides, various dates. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Wheeler, Oregon to Rockawau Beach, Oregon. 503-842-7972. Oregon Coast Senic Railroad.
Every Monday. Knitting Group. 1-4 p.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Monday. Evening Meditation. 5-5:45 p.m. Center for Contemplative Arts. Underhill Plaza. Manzanita Ave. at Division. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-6227.
Every Tuesday. Great Discussions Group. 1-3 p.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Tuesday and Thursday. Clay Art Open Studio. Artists of all ages who are interested in working with clay are encouraged to visit. Tuesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday 5-8 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Tuesday and Saturday. Community Garden. 10 a.m.-noon. Alder Creek Farm. At the end of Underhill Lane. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Wednesday. Sketching Group. 9:30-11 a.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Wednesday. Writing Lounge. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Wednesday. Movie Night. 6 p.m. Rising Star Café. 92 Rorvik St. Wheeler, Oregon.
Every Saturday. Manzanita Pace Setters. 7:30-8 a.m. Spa Manzanita. 144 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon.
Every Saturday. Storytime for Children. 11 a.m.-noon. Manzanita Library. 571 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-6665.
Every Saturday. Reading Shakespeare. 10 a.m.-noon. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Sunday. Life Drawing. This is an opportunity to practice drawing the human figure with a live model in a supportive and engaged atmosphere. The studio fee is $15 for the three hours and any experience level can join in. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hoffman House Studios Drawing Room. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Sunday. Radio Controlled Helicopters. 1-3 p.m. North Coast Recreation District Gym. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
November 15. Manzanita Writers Series. Known for his critically acclaimed contemporary thrillers, New York Times bestselling, author Phillip Margolin will read from his book Worthy Brown's Daughter. 7 p.m. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org
November 20. Live Music: Bua (pronounced Boo-ah), Irish Music. Bua play Irish traditional music with "a precision and intensity that is rarely heard on this side of the Atlantic." Their sound stands out among modern bands in the genre by "keeping the music down the path of tradition." 7 pm. Cover. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org
November 21. Friday Night Flicks. 2013 documentary "Survival Prayer" directed by Bellingham-based Benjamin Greené at 7:30. In the past century commercial logging, over-fishing, and invasive species have compromised the availability of traditionally harvested foods and threatened the long-term viability of these practices. $5. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
November 22. IPAD – Android Art Class. A workshop for those interested in creating art with their iPad or Android device. Newberg-based artist Wes Cropper will lead the class. Tuition is $50. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Or see the Seaside, Cannon Beach Events Calendar page
Various Mornings (low tides). Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Weather and tide permitting, staffers can be found on the beach throughout the year and on most low-tide mornings. Bird stations and spotting scopes, display tanks with microscopes, brochures and naturalists/interpreters. On the beach, by Haystack Rock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-8060.
Seaside Downtown Art Walk, Every First Saturday. Follow the red balloons to entertainment and art shows at various downtown businesses. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 503-738-6391 www.seasidechamber.com
Every Day: Seaside Aquarium. Open every day of the week. Feed seals, see all manner of sea life. Seaside Aquarium. Seaside, Oregon. www.seasideaquarium.com 503-738-6211.
Every Saturday. Wine Tasting. The Wine Shack. 124 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1100.
December 20. Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage. Homemade gingerbread with a variety of teas, hot spiced cider and hot chocolate while being entertained by live music and Christmas displays of gingerbread houses and decorations. Raffle tickets. 1 p.m. 570 Necanicum Dr. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-7065. www.seasidemuseum.org.
December 27 – January 3. Whale Watch Week, Cannon Beach. "Whale Spoken Here" sites help visitors spot gray whales during the winter migration. In Cannon Beach there is Ecola State Park. Nearby: Neahkahnie Mountain overlooks near Manzanita. www.whalespoken.org.
December 31. Masquerade Bowl on New Year's Eve. Family-friendly fun. Free masks are available while supplies last. Enjoy a large traditional pizza for $20.15 while you watch the ball drop in New York at 9 pm. Gearhart Bowl is open at 11 am that day, but the party starts at 6: pm and goes until 1 am. 3518 Highway 101 N. Gearhart, Oregon. (503) 738-5333. www.gearhartbowl.com
December 31. New Year's Eve at Gearhart Hotel. The fun starts at 9:00pm with a 21 and over show in Livingstone's by Billy D & The Hoodoos. 1157 N Marion Ave. Gearhart, Oregon. (503) 717-8159. www.mcmenamins.com
January 2. Live Music: Cedar Teeth. Five-piece band hailing from the Cascade foothills of Colton, Oregon. For over five years, the fellas have been working together in a shed at the edge of an ancient forest, crafting a sound that blends rough and rusty rock'n'roll with lyrical American roots. 7 p.m. McMenamins Sand Trap Pub. 1157 N Marion Ave. Gearhart, Oregon. (503) 717-8150. www.mcmenamins.com
January 14. Haystack Lecture Series: Charlie Plybon. This month, Charlie Plybon, Oregon Field Manager, Surfrider Foundation presents, "A Rising Tide: Coping with a Changing Coast." 7 p.m. Free. 131 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. http://www.friendsofhaystackrock.org
January 30 to February 21. Night Mother by Marsha Norman. Theater production. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize – this eloquent and ultimately shattering play explores the final moments in the life a woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. Ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m. 108 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1242 www.coastertheatre.com
Every Saturday: Ballroom Dancing and Salsa Dancing. Mini-lessons possible. $7 at door. 8 – 10 p.m. Fellowship Hall. 11th and Harrison. Astoria, Oregon. www.astoriaartsandmovement.com
Every Saturday. Wine tasting. 1-4 p.m. The Cellar on 10th. 1004 Marine Dr. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-6600. www.thecellaron10th.com.
Every Saturday. Yoga for charity. The intention behind the class is to come together as one inspired and strong yoga community. Expect an all-level yoga class that will get you strong, supple and rejuvenated. 5 p.m. $5 suggested donation goes to a local charity. RiversZen Yoga Center. 399 31st St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-440-3554.
Every Friday. Trivia Night. $2. 7 p.m. Baked Alaska Dining Room, Bar & Pizzeria. One 12th St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-7414.
Every Saturday. Twinkle Tours at High Life Adventures. Eight zip lines, guides lead by lanterns, headlamps, bonfires, cocoa and cider. Admission is $99 for adults and $69 for youth. Reservations are required, make them by calling (503) 861-9875. 92111 High Life Road. Warrenton, Oregon. (503) 861-9875. www.highlife-adventures.com
January 1. Fort Stevens First Day Hike. Hikers meet at 10: am at the Battery Russell parking area for a ranger-led, moderate 1.25-mile hike highlighting the park's military history. Jetty Road. Hammond, Oregon. (503) 861-3170
January 1. Science on Tap. Science on Tap, in partnership with Fort George Brewery, is a Columbia River Maritime Museum program introducing maritime science, history, and technology in an informal setting. This program is free and open to the public; minors are allowed with adult. Doors open at 6:00 pm, the presentation begins at 7:00 pm at Fort George Brewery - Lovell Building. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Seating is limited. 1483 Duane Street, Astoria, Oregon. 503.325.7468.
December 31. New Year's Eve Masquerade Party. This two-part festive evening begins at the Liberty Theater at 7 pm with a social hour, a no host bar and silent auction followed with a dinner buffet by the Silver Salmon Grille. Following the dinner, the After Party begins at 9:00pm where fun and games ensue, including a DJ spinning vinyl, a casino den, adult beverages and snacks, and a photo booth. $100 per person or $650 per table of eight guests. 1203 Commercial St. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-2203. www.newyearseveonthecoast.com/
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