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Oregon Coast Spring Events
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.
May 2. Florence Goes Green Fair. Information and displays that demonstrate how consumers and businesses can choose products and take simple steps that will create less waste, save money, be healthful, and leave less of a mark on the environment, helping to preserve Planet Earth. 10 am – 4 pm. Admission to the Florence Green Fair is $2. www.florencegreenfair.com. 541-902-3524. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince Street. Florence, Oregon.
May 9. Jazz Kings "Why Don't You Do right?" Classic female vocalists. A few nods to Ella, Billie, and Peggy, of course, before turning to exquisite sides by Anita O’Day, Julie London, Helen Ward, Marion Hutton, and Helen Forrest. 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. $26 adults/$13 students. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince Street. Florence, Oregon. 541.997.1994. www.eventcenter.org
May 15. Eugene Symphony. An exclusive program for Florence, the Eugene Symphony brings their “Orchestra Showcase” to close out the season. Performances will include musical selections from Barber, Haydn and Strauss, and feature symphony principal cellist Anne Ridlington. 7 pm – 9 pm. $30 adults; $10 youth (under 18). Florence Events Center. 715 Quince Street. Florence, Oregon. 541.997.1994. www.eventcenter.org
May 15 – 17. 108th Rhododendron Festival. Street Vendor Fair, Car Show, 5K run and the Carnival with rides, games and a few surprises. The festival officially begins with the Rhody Showcase to crown "Queen Rhododendra and King of the Coast.” Throughout Florence, Oregon.
May 16 – 17. FRAA - Arts Festival. Eclectic show and sale of unique works of art and fine craftsmanship. For more than five years, it has attracted local as well as artisans from all over Oregon. This special event at the Florence Events Center runs from Saturday, May 16th from 11 am - 5 pm and Sunday, May 17th from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free and 10% of the artisan sales to benefit the Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA) Art Center. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince Street. Florence, Oregon. 541.997.1994. www.eventcenter.org
May 29 – 30. Flo-Tones Concert. Two performances of “The Glory of Love” will be presented by the FloTones on the flat floor of the Florence Events Center on Friday and Saturday. Both performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince Street. Florence, Oregon. 541.997.1994. www.eventcenter.org
June 12 – 27. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Last Resort Players. Theater production. This riotous ride features a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book, and a truly fresh and vibrant score. Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book. Adult rated - not appropriate for children. Tickets $15. 2 pm – 4 pm. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince Street. Florence, Oregon. 541.997.1994. www.eventcenter.org
Lodging in Florence - Florence Dining, Restaurants
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. .
Every Sunday. Yachats Farmer's Market. Offers locally grown organic produce and plants and locally made natural crafts. Watch for special events in conjunction with the market. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-961-3295.
May 1-17. Sordid Lives. Dinner Theater fundraiser for the YYFAP. A comedy brought to you by One of Us Productions. 7:30 Friday, Saturday; 2 pm Sunday. Yachats Commons. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3565.
May 22. Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert. All tickets are $10 for adults, (children and students free). 7 pm. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St.
May 23. Memorial Day Pie and Ice Cream Social. Famous for their astounding variety of delicious pies. Each slice is a generous 6th of a pie and costs $3.50. Add a scoop of ice cream for an additional fifty cents. A variety of beverages will also be sold. 11 am - 3 pm. Yachats Commons. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3565.
May 30. Civil and Human Rights Struggles in Appalachia. Presented by Max Glenn. Rev. Glenn was intimately involved in the Appalachian struggles for human and civil rights in the early 1960s; the desegregation of public schools in the 1970s; and the 1980s Family Farm Crisis. A $5. donation will help cover publicity expenses. 6:30 pm. Yachats Commons, W 5th & Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon. 541-961-6695.
June 6. National Trails Day. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center, (3 mi S of Yachats, Oregon.)
June 14. World Wide Knitting in Public Day: Yarn Over Yachats. Yachats knitters will gather and do their craft in public in front of the Yachats Commons on benches by the flag pole. Everyone is welcome. (Knitters and observers will move inside the Commons building in inclement weather.) 11 am - 2 pm. Yachats Commons benches by the outdoor Flag Pole. Yachats, Oregon.
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 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Giant Pacific Octopus. Explore the realm of the Giant Pacific Octopus and get a slimy handshake! The Octopus Encounter includes a behind-the-scenes tour and educational information about the care of this amazing invertebrate. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Behind the Scenes Tours at the Aquarium. See how to vacuum in the water, make food for a 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.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Seal and Sea Lion Kisses. This is 20-30 minute experience including a behind-the-scenes look at our pinniped facility followed by a whiskery kiss from a sea lion or harbor seal and fun photo opportunities. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 2:15 – 3:00 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. Website here
Every Saturday 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 Hall, 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..
May 1 – 3. Newport Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival. A special day set aside for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. Various events, including 12 pm Loylaty Days Parade on Hwy 101 on May 2. Carnival in South Beach, May 3. Newport, Oregon. Website
May 3. Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race. Awesome course designed with gorgeous ocean views, meadows, sick down hill, gnarly single track, killer climbs. Newport, Oregon. www.coasthillsclassic.com.
May 8. Kidstuff, presented by: TJ Hoofers Inc. / Dance! And All That Jazz! Over 150 dancers fill the Silverman stage performing Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre and Contemporary. Dancers range in age from 3 years to 60+. Showtimes are 7 pm Friday and Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. $12.00 Adults $10.00 Students and Seniors. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787. coastarts.org.
May 12. Literary Flicks - Mutiny on the Bounty. 1935 film based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. Set in 1787, it follows the HMS Bounty on a two-year voyage to the Pacific. It s captain, William Bligh (Charles Laughton), is a brutal tyrant who punishes those who lack discipline, cause any infraction on board the ship, or defy his authority. 6:30 pm. Newport Public Library. 35 NW Nye St., Newport, Oregon.
May 14 – 26. Tall Ships Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain in Newport. The brig Lady Washington, the official tall ship of the state of Washington, and her companion vessel, Hawaiian Chieftain, are stopping in Newport. The ships will arrive at the Port of Newport and offer tours, excursions, and education programs for elementary school students. The ships will be open for visits on Memorial Day, May 25. Newport, Oregon. www.historicalseaport.org. 800-200-5239.
May 15 – 16. Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest. This dog-friendly brew festival is held inside the Rogue Ales Brewer's on the Bay in Newport, Oregon and includes: 50+ microbrews, live music, doggy musical hairs, dog wash, dog dancing, celebrity dog look-alikes (Rin-Tin-Tin, Lassie, Benji and of course, Brewer). 4 pm. Admission is $5, must be 21 and over. Rogue Brewery. 2320 Marine Science Dr. Newport, Oregon. (503) 241-3800.
May 16. Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K (& Kids' Dash). This 5K (3.1 mile) route will start and end at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and includes running through the Aquarium to the finish line. This event is perfect for the speedy, the slow and everyone in between. The Flippers, Feathers and Fins 5k seeks to promote healthy lifestyles on the coast and proceeds will benefit animal care programs at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. 8 a.m. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd. Newport, Oregon. Www.aquarium.org.
June 6. Oregon Coast Agate Club 52nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show. Dealers, door prizes, raffle, displays and silent auction. Admission: Adults $2, Children 12 and under are FREE. Active individuals in uniforms with ID get free admission. 10 am. National Guard Armory. 541 SW Coast Hwy. Newport, Oregon. www.coastagates.org.
June 12 – 14. Newport Celtic Festival & Highland Games. Each summer, visitors from all over the Pacific Northwest flock to Newport, Oregon to join in this celebration of Celtic culture which spans the seven Celtic nations of Brittany, Cornwall, Galicia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland & Wales. Lincoln County Fairgrounds. 633 NE 3rd St. Newport, Oregon. http://ncfhg.com/Celtic_Festival.html. 541-574-9366
June 14. Coastalaires Barbershop Chorus. The Coastalaires have been entertaining local audiences for 20 years, sharing the barbershop style of acapella music with young and old. The Salem SenatAires are among the premier barbershop choruses in the Northwest, routinely placing near the top in international competition. 5 p.m. $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787. coastarts.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.
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.
May 2. Fish Taco Cook-off. 11 a.m. Cost: Free. Culinary Center. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
May 2. Residents’ Show & Tell. Event begins at 1 p.m. Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. Three Rocks Road, just north of Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-5485.
May 2. Benefit Dinner and Auction at the Cultural Center. Proceeds from the auction go to fund the Lincoln City Cultural Center. 6 pm. Tickets are $50 per person, includes a 4-course meal and entertainment. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy. 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
May 8 – 10. Tattoo Festival. $10 per day or $25 for weekend pass. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-888-CHINOOK.
May 9. Mother’s Day Lunch Demo class. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $55, includes wine pairing and meal. Culinary Center. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
May 9 – 10. Special Mother’s Day Weekend Glass Art Drop. 100 hand-crafted glass art pieces – floats, 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, www.oregoncoast.org
May 16. Hands-On Latin Street Food. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $55, includes wine pairing and meal. Culinary Center. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
May 17. Survivor Auditions. See eligibility requirements, info. 11am to 5 pm. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon.
May 23. Photo Hiking at the Villages at Cascade Head. 9am to 11am. Hike with professional photographers Bob Gibson and Jeri Knudsen and learn basic techniques. $20 per person. Cascade Head, just north of Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3405.
May 30. Let’s go to the Islands! 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $55, includes wine pairing and meal. Culinary Center. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
May 30. Weekender Concert Series: The Misty Mamas. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy. 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
May 30. Beth Willis Rock Band. 9 pm. Free concert. Roadhouse 101. Highway 101, Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-7729.
June 6. Hands-on Tapas. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $55, includes wine pairing and meal. Culinary Center. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
June 6. Garden Festival. Explore one of the best gardens in the Pacific NW. 10 am to 3 pm. Connie Hansen Garden. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-6338
June 7. Photo Hiking at Spring Lake. Hike with professional photographers Bob Gibson and Jeri Knudsen and learn basic techniques. 9am to 11am. $20 per person. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3405.
June 13. Hands-on Pasta Workshop. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $55, includes wine pairing and meal. Culinary Center. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
June 15 – 20. Missoula Children’s Theater presents King Arthur’s Quest. For tickets and show times call 541-994-9994. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Hwy. 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
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
Every Monday Evening. Naturally Oregon Dinner at the Pelican. Starting at 5pm the Pelican will have a limited dinner entree that uses the freshest local ingredients available to them on that day. 33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive. Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-7007. www.pelicanbrewery.com.
May 7. Cinco de Mayo Cultural Celebration. All day: dinner at 6 pm, dance concert at 7 pm. Kiwanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive in Pacific City. 503-965-2205.
May 9. Aviv String Quartet from Israel. Neskowin Chamber Music presents this international prize-winning group. 3 p.m. Camp Winema Chapel, 3 miles N. of Neskowin on Hwy 101. $20 tickets at the door. 503-965-6499.
May 16. Reach the Beach. Major fundraiser for the Lung Association of Oregon, is widely acknowledged as the official start of the Oregon cycling season and finishes right here in Pacific City, next to the soaring dunes of Cape Kiwanda where a finish line beach party awaits. Pacific City, Oregon.
May 17 to June 9. Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America. A world-class traveling exhibit featuring reproduction artifacts from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois is coming to Tillamook Main Library in the Hatfield Room. 10 a.m. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-4553
May 22-25. Rockaway Beach Kite Festival. Professional and amateur kite fliers for the 20th year at the new Ocean’s Edge Wayside. The event offers contests in a friendly, unofficial environment. Participants can compete to win awards for having the nicest kite, the kite that drags on the ground the longest before becoming airborne, and many other events. Also features live music, kite exhibitions, an array of vendors, and tasty meals all weekend. The Ocean's Edge Wayside. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. (503) 355-8108. www.rockawaybeach.net
May 29 & 30. Tillamook County Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival. Tidal Treasures: featured speakers Kathy McNeil & Bill Volckening, demonstrations, food, vendor booths. 10am-4pm. Tillamook County Fairgrounds, 4603 Third Street. Tillamook. Oregon. 503-842-8622.
June 6. Blessing of the Dory Fleet. Just north of the dory ramp on the beach at Cape Kiwanda, the captains of the dory fleet and their families will pause to remember those lost at sea, and say a prayer for the season ahead. Dories will start showing up at 11am and the Blessing with start at Noon. Expect 20 to 40 dories being on display, depending on weather. Pacific City, Oregon.
June 20. 7th annual Yappy Days. Bring the family and your pet to the beach and enjoy a day filled with lots of fun things for both you and your pet. All proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Tillamook Animal Shelter. Pacific City, Oregon. 888-965-7001.
June 27. Tillamook County Rodeo, June Dairy Parade and Festival. June Dairy Parade begins from the Tillamook County Fairgrounds and proceeds along Third Street into downtown Tillamook. The Children’s Parade will start just before the main parade. The June Dairy Parade is part of the June Dairy Festival weekend, which also features the Tillamook County Rodeo (10 a.m.). Tillamook, Oregon.
June 27. Tribute to Hank Williams. Enjoy music, food and family fun at the BCAC. The event will feature local musicians including: Fred Brandt, Ocean Bottom Country Blues, The "Gospel" Trip, Wil Duncan, and Eric Sappington. Tickets are $10 which includes a Jambalaya dinner starting at 6pm and music beginning at 7pm. Bay City Arts Center, 5th and A Streets. Bay City, Oregon. www.baycityartscenter.org. 503-377-9620
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 Saturday. Open Mic Night at Nehalem Beehive. Welcome to all storytellers, singers, actors, comedians. 3 p.m. Nehalem Beehive. 35870 7th Street. Nehalem, Oregon. 503-440-5038.
Every Sunday. Radio Controlled Helicopters. 1-3 p.m. North Coast Recreation District Gym. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
May 14. Speaker Series: Geology of N. Coast Rivers. Hydrologist Mackenzie Keith will explain how north Oregon coast geology influences the appearance, flow and function of rivers, with a focus on the Nehalem. Free. 7 p.m Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3203
May 15 - 17. 18th Annual Manzanita Open. There are still tee times available for any of the three days, or join an open spot on a team. The Manzanita Open is a nine-hole, four-person scramble and is always lots of fun. Manzanita Golf Course. 908 Lakeview Drive. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-5744.
May 16. Live Music, Hearts Of Oak. Cover. San Dune Pub. 127 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-5080
May 16. Author Presentation - Ariel Gore. Gore will read from her book The End of Eve: A Memoir. 7 pm. $7. Hoffman Center For The Arts. 594 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846.
May 16 – 31. The Foreigner. Riverbend Players Theater Company is pleased to present “The Foreigner” at 7 pm May 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, and on May 17 and 31 at 2 pm. All shows in the NCRD Theater. It has become a theater staple, winner of multiple awards, and full of romance, action, intrigue, and hilarity. $15. NCRD Theater. 36155 9th Street. Nehalem, Oregon.
May 22. Spirit Dance 2.0. Music by DJ Pranawave. 6pm warm-up and stretch. 6:15 Circle opens and dance begins. 8pm finish. Suggested donation, $10. Free for kids. 6 pm. Pine Grove Community Club, 225 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon.
May 23. Nehalem Bay Winery’s annual Memorial Day. Party & BBQ, featuring live music from blues greats, The Norman Sylvester Band. Cover. 34965 Oregon 53. Nehalem, Oregon. (503) 368-WINE.
May 23. Stumptown Swing Band. Stumptown Swing takes audiences back to 1920's Paris, when gypsies with guitars, violins and upright basses. 6 pm. Tickets are $10, 12, $15. Pine Grove Community Club, 225 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon. Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 or on-line at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1175377.
May 30. Hands-On Stewardship: Broom-Busting Onion Peak. Attack Scotch broom growing in clearings in this special preserve characterized by rare and endemic plants. Advance registration is required to participate in this stewardship day. Contact NCLC Stewardship Director Melissa Reich at 503-738-9126 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Near Manzanita, Oregon.
June 6. Live Music – Church of Surf. Cover. San Dune Pub. 127 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-5080
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.
May 1 - 24. Live Theater: Mixed Emotions. A play about two friends who have known each other for more than 30 years, now with major life changes to examine. 7:30 PM. Tickets at www.coastertheatre.com. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 108 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1242.
May 1 – 3. 15th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. Each gallery will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.cbgallerygroup.com/events
May 2. Independent Book Day Celebration at Beach Books. There will be lots of prizes - scratch-offs for the first 50 kids and first 50 adults, a scavenger hunt, cool bags (see below) for the first 20 people who spend $50 or more. Plus there will be authors dropping by, signing books, more. 9 a.m. 616 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3500. http://www.beachbooks37.com/
May 9. Love Your Park Day. Community park cleanup from 10 am to 2 pm. Meet at Broadway Park. From there, groups will branch out to Goodman Park, Mill Ponds Park, Necanicum Estuary, and Cartwright Park. Afterwards, reap the rewards at the BBQ for volunteers at 2 pm at Broadway Park.1140 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com
May 15. Golf Tournament: Superintendent's Revenge. The tournament starts at 1:00pm on Friday, May 15, 2015 for players 21 and over. $50 per player a week in advance. $60 per player the week of the event. $15 cart rental per player. 1 p.m. Gearhart Golf Links. 1157 N Marion Ave. Gearhart, Oregon. (503) 738-3538. http://www.mcmenamins.com
May 15. Rock' n Swim en Espanol: Sunset Pool. Enjoy the Rock' N music set to water with lights and plenty of fun at Sunset Pool beginning at 6:30pm. The cost is $3 or $2 with the resident discount. Those with punch cards or passes get in free. 6:30 p.m. Sunset Pool. 1140 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com
May 16. New England Live Lobster Feed. The Seaside American Legion is hosting a New England Live Lobster Feed from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. They are offering advance, limited ticket sales only. Tickets are $30 each. Call (503) 738-5111 to reserve. 1315 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon.
May 16. Seaside Spring Downtown Wine Walk, Twice per year, downtown Seaside opens its doors, and its bottles to welcome wine enthusiasts during this door-to-door wine tasting event. The participating wineries, 25 this year, will sell unopened bottles, allowing visitors to take home their favorite new find. Most of the wineries charge a small tasting fee,The glasses are required and sold for $10 each, the ID bracelets are free, but only for those over 21. Registration starts at 1:00pm. Wine Walk begins at 3 p.m. (503) 717-1914. seasidedowntown.com
May 20. Listening to the Land: What Do We Hear?. Join Gearhart naturalist and nature photographer Neal Maine for a conversation in words and images about art, science, conservation, and quality of life. 6 p.m. Seaside Public Library. 1131 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-9126. www.nclctrust.org
Every Wednesday. Seaside Farmer's Market. A wide variety of fresh produce, herbs, cut flowers, plant starts, cheeses, seafood, meat, poultry, honey, eggs and preserved foods such as jams, ciders, pickled vegetables, salsas, and more. 3 p.m. 1315 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com
June 5, 6. Seapac Ham Radio Operators Convention. The event will feature commercial exhibits, a giant flea market, seminars, a banquet with entertainment, VE testing, and DX & YL luncheons. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. http://www.seapac.org
June 12 – September 5. Live Theater: It Could Be Any One Of Us. In a windswept country house a family of artistic failures wrangles over a will: a detective who has never solved a case, a writer whose works have never been published, an artist who’s never shown a painting, a composer whose compositions have never been performed, and a dysfunctional teenager. Here are the prime ingredients for a murder mystery, but the victim is not who it should be, the murdered's identity changes overnight. 7:30 p.m. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 108 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1242. http://www.coastertheatre.com
June 20. The 51st Annual Sandcastle Festival in Cannon Beach. Master artists create monumental sculptures that are washed away with the next high tide in a 51-year tradition at Cannon Beach. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623. www.cannonbeach.org/events
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
Every Sunday. Astoria Sunday Market up to 200 vendors each week offering locally-made products that have been hand-crafted, grown, created or gathered by the farmers, craftspeople and artisans featured each week. In addition, the Market has a lively food court with regional entertainment making this the gathering place each Sunday for locals and visitors to the region. Live music. 10 a.m. 12th Street. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-1010. www.astoriasundaymarket.com
May 2. U.S.S. Tahoma, Shore Party: Living History. The living history group U.S.S. Tahoma brings to life the history of the Union's Navy. The weekend will include displays, camp life, demonstrations, and a full-scale model of a ship, on dry land. The only cost for this event is the $5 State Park entrance fee. Fort Stevens State Park. Hammond, Oregon. (503) 861-3170. www.oregonstateparks.org
May 9. 2nd U.S. Artillery, Battery C: Living History. One of the first units to take command of the new Fort Stevens, in the 1860's, was the 2nd U.S. Artillery, Battery C. There will be camp life demonstrations, drills, and actual cannon fire throughout each day. Displays of various cannon munitions are on hand with dedicated history buffs sharing how these were used in battle. The only cost for this event is the $5 Oregon State Parks entrance fee. Fort Stevens State Park. Hammond, Oregon. (503) 861-3170. www.oregonstateparks.org
May 23. Annual Celebrating Freedom, Celebrating Veterans Event. Memorial Day is celebrated at Fort Stevens in honor of those who've given their lives for our freedoms. This is a family friendly event that offers a self-guided trail leading you through the history of Fort Stevens. Visit as many stations as you can and receive a prize. Enter a raffle for the opportunity to fire a Civil War period cannon! Food and drinks will be available for purchase at Annie's Kettle Corn. Fort Stevens State Park. 100 Peter Iredale Road. Hammond, Oregon. (503) 861-3170. www.oregonstateparks.org
May 29 – 30. North Oregon Coast Symphony. The symphony is comprised of musicians who come from a 100-mile span of the North Oregon Coast and Southwest Washington Coast to rehearse and create classical music programs for the community's enjoyment and appreciation. 7 p.m. Performing Arts Center. 588 16th Street. Astoria, Oregon. www.nocsymphony.org
May 30. 2nd U.S. Artillery, Battery C: Living History. One of the first units to take command of the new Fort Stevens, in the 1860's, was the 2nd U.S. Artillery, Battery C. There will be camp life demonstrations, drills, and actual cannon fire throughout each day. Displays of various cannon munitions are on hand with dedicated history buffs sharing how these were used in battle. The only cost for this event is the $5 Oregon State Parks entrance fee. Fort Stevens State Park. 100 Peter Iredale Road. Hammond, Oregon. (503) 861-3170. www.oregonstateparks.org
June 3 – June 15. Tall Ships Dock in Astoria. The tall ships will be back in Astoria in June and providing dockside tours as well as other sailing opportunities. Use this link for more information. The brig Lady Washington embodies American maritime history of the late 1700s and early 1800s. She is a traditionally built replica that has appeared in several movies and television shows.Hawaiian Chieftain has a fascinating history originating in Hawaii. She’s a swift topsail ketch that has visited Tahiti, the Atlantic Ocean, and once sailed out of Sausalito, Calif. East Basin Marina or Columbia River Maritime Museum. Astoria, Oregon. (800) 200-5239. www.historicalseaport.org
June 4 – 7 30th Anniversary Goonies Day Celebration. Warner Brothers and the community of Astoria have partnered to make this year the biggest and best celebration yet. guided bus tours of filming locations, quote-along film screenings, trivia events, treasure hunts, a “Truffle Shuffle” 5K run/walk and more. Some events free, some ticketed. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-6311. www.travelastoria.com
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