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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.
December 13. Santa Claus is coming to the Oregon Coast Military Museum. Bring your kids to talk to Santa and receive a treat. 10 a.m. 2145 Kingwood Street. Florence, Oregon. (541)902-5160.
December 13. Applacian Winter Christmas Cantata & Concert. Concert by 30-member chorus. 2 p.m. $10; children free. Florence Events Center. Florence, Oregon. 541 902-8567.
December 17. Jazz Kings Christmas - Swinging on a Star. Emerald City Jazz Kings in Christmas swing configuration. Tickets are $30adults, $27 college student with ID, $15 youth (under 18) available at FEC box office or online at www.eventcenter.org. 7:30 p.m.
December 15. Eugene Ballet - The Nutcracker. Hundreds of young dancers join the company to tell this beloved story with its grand adventures taken by Clara and Hans. 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.eventcenter.org or by calling the events center at 541-997-1994. Adults $30, youth under 18 $10.
December 18. Poison Pen Players Present: Dead in the Sled. Poison Pen Players are back with another hilarious murder mystery comedy. 7 p.m. $40 per person. Three Rivers Casino & Resort.
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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..
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 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.
November 27-29. Galleries Open House. Earthworks, Touchstone, Wave & Dancing Dogs Pottery all celebrate the ninth annual GreenHouse Market Place Holiday Open House. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries are located at the north edge of Yachats. 2118 & 2222 Hwy 101. 541-547-4121.
December 3. Yachats Big Band Dance/ Swing to the sound of this 17-piece band. $5 suggested donation for adults; children under 12 free. 7 p.m. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 and W 4th St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-4252.
December 4 – 6. 88th annual Yachats Ladies Club Holiday Bazaar. Crafts made by Ladies Club members include handknit items, aprons, quilts, afghans, wall hangings, home decor, more. Lunch on Saturday with famous Ladies Club pies. 10 a.m. Quilt raffle drawing at 2 pm on Sunday. Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd and Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon.
December 5. “Cougar Encounter” at 2 p.m. Siuslaw National Forest Interpretive Specialist Dave Thompson retells a personal encounter he had with a mountain lion while working for a national park in California. Along the way, audience members will learn interesting facts about this secretive and often maligned animal. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3289.
December 5. Breakfast with Santa. Includes all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, choice of ham or sausage, milk, tea, or coffee. Crafts and presents for kids, photos with Santa. Tickets at the door: $7 individuals; $15 families. Yachats Lions Hall. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-5171.
December 6. Five Course Brewers Dinner Event. Yachats Brewing and Farm store. Local, organic, delicious, five-course meal with beer pairings. Limited seating. $75/person. 4 p.m. 541-547-3884 (reservations required). 348 Hwy 101 N. Highway 101, Yachats, Oregon.
December 11. 30th Annual Yachats Winter Celebration Opening Ceremony. Official declaration of the opening of Yachats Winter Celebration followed by a brief talk by Mary Claire Crook about winter celebrations around the world. Starts at 7 p.m., includes Sweet Adelines, refreshments. Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon.
December 12. Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble, annual Winter Holiday concert. Holiday favorites, show tunes and classical transcriptions, and some ancient Yuletide caroling. Admission is $5; contributions to Food Share are welcome. 2 p.m. Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 at W 4th St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-563-7642.
December 12 at 2 p.m. Beauty from the Beast. The same geological forces that threaten our lives with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions also nourish our spirits by forming spectacular mountains, valleys and coastlines. Dr. Bob Lillie, emeritus professor of geosciences at Oregon State University, will share the science behind the scenery. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3289.
December 12 – 13. 20th annual Victorian Christmas Open House, Heceta Light Keepers' House. About 14 miles south of Yachats, the famed lighthouse keeper's house will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and Oregon State Parks volunteers will offer historic tours of the lighthouse. 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Parking fee $3 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. Near Florence, Oregon. (541) 547-3696.
December 13. Community Christmas Concert, by the Chancel Choir, Handbells, Organ and Folk Ensemble. 2 p.m. Free-will donations will go to South Lincoln Resources. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3400.
December 19. Winter Solstice Night Bonfire. The Yachats Academy of Arts & Sciences will sponsor a community bonfire. Refreshments; and musical entertainment is likely. Free, but donations accepted. 4 p.m. Held in the Pavilion behind the Yachats Commons building, W 4th St & Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon.
December 19 at 2 p.m. “Old-Growth Forest Hikes.” Learn about the characteristics and ecology of coastal old-growth forests during a ranger-led hike. All ages and hiking abilities welcome. No RSVPs necessary. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3289.
December 19 – 20. 20th annual Victorian Christmas Open House, Heceta Light Keepers' House. About 14 miles south of Yachats, the famed lighthouse keeper's house will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and Oregon State Parks volunteers will offer historic tours of the lighthouse. 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Parking fee $3 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. Near Florence, Oregon. (541) 547-3696.
December 24. Calling All Kids for Gingerbread! Alder Bistro will offer (free) instruction and a hands-on opportunity for children up to age twelve to construct and decorate a gingerbread house. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 3 p.m. 160 W 2nd St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3420.
December 27 – 31. Winter Whale Watch Week. Whale watch interpreters will be at the Cape Perpetua Visitors' Center and Cook's Chasm. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Just south of Yachats, Oregon.
January 1. 6th annual New Year's Peace Walk. Join the Yachats Trails Committee and fellow trekkers for an invigorating 6-mile round trip walk from the Commons to the Amanda trail and statue where the group will offer blessings for peace in the New Year. 10 a.m. Yachats, Oregon. 541.547.3640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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..
October 24. Newport Farmers Market. Local organic growers, market gardeners and green thumbs bring their fresh produce to the market. Saturday mornings you will find them busy setting up their tables with the season's best. Early in the season the tables are loaded with peas, lettuces, greens, radishes, new potatoes, and herbs. Later, the season brings varieties of berries, peppers, broccoli, peaches, pickling cucumbers, carrots, corn onions, squash, tomatoes, apples, and much more. 9 a.m. Hwy 101 and Angle Street. Newport, Oregon. www.newportfarmersmarket.org/
October 24. Trick or Treat, Monster Feet 5K. And kids "fun run" is a Halloween themed, costume encouraged foot race. 10:30 am. Rogue Brewers on the Bay (South Beach). 2320 SE Marine Science Dr. Newport, Oregon.
October 31. Trick-Or-Treat In Nye Beach. Between 3 and 5 pm, for "treats" from the Nye Beach business community. Newport, Oregon. www.nyebeach.org.
October 31. Bayfront Safe Trick-Or-Treat. Bring your costumed little-ones and visit along Newport's Historic Bayfront, from 4 to 6 pm. Newport, Oregon. http://discovernewport.com
October 31. Witches in Depoe Bay. Food collection and celebrations in various parts of town, 4 pm – 6 pm. Free. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541 765-2889.
November 4. NWS Weather Spotter Training. The training will cover: cloud identification, gauging rainfall, measuring hailstones, types of severe wind, rating snowfall, NWS weather terminology, and knowing when to call in a report. 7 p.m. Newport Armory, in the Armory Classroom. 541 SW Coast Hwy. Newport, Oregon. www.nws.noaa.gov/skywarn.
November 7. 34th Holiday Open House. 12 themed Christmas trees and many custom wreaths, garlands, Santas, Angels, boxed Christmas cards, unique gifts, holiday gifts and decorations. 10 a.m. Charisma Gifts. 315 NW Coast St., Newport, Oregon.
November 7. 15th Annual Oyster Cloyster. Indulge your sense of pleasure with original culinary creations prepared by the Chefs of the Oyster Cloyster, making it an experience to savor. 6 p.m. Benefit for local college. General admission tickets $75. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd. Newport, Oregon. www.oystercloyster.org
November 7. Made in America: Newport Symphony Orchestra Performs. Adam Flatt conducts with Allison Eldredge, guest artist on cello. Travel on Route 66 musically. Dvorak's beloved Concerto for Cello and Orchestra is featured. Listen for references to American folk music and Negro spirituals. 7:30 pm. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W Olive. Newport, Oregon. (541) 265-2787. www.coastarts.org
November 10. Literary Flicks - Les Misrables. 2012 musical based on the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo. Newport Public Library. 35 NW Nye St., Newport, Oregon. http://newportoregon.gov/dept/lib/literaryflicks.asp
November 22. Oregon Coast Recorder Society concert. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with music old and new, performed on recorders, viola da gamba, cello, bass viol, guitar, krumhorns, and gemshorns. Donation of non-perishable food, cash, or check requested for the Newport Food Pantry. 3 p.m. First Presbyterian Church. 227 NE 12th St., Newport, Oregon. www.coastrecorder.org.
December 5. Whale of a Chrismas in Depoe Bay. Amidst festive decorations and carolers, the Depoe Bay Christmas tree is lit. Free. Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541 765-2889.
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.
October 17 – May 30. Finders Keepers on the Beach Begins. Colorful hand-blown glass floats are placed on the beach for you to find and keep – every day, weather permitting. If you find a float, bring it to the Visitor Center (540 NE Hwy 101) to receive your certificate of authenticity and a bio on the artist who made it. Throughout Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-452-2151. Website
October 17. Photo Hiking at Devils Lake and D River beach. Hike with professional photographers Bob Gibson and Jeri Knudsen and learn basic techniques. $20 per person. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3405.
October 17 – 18. Special Glass Drop: Opening Weekend of Finders Keepers. 50 extra floats, 50 glass art pieces, and a jumbo float with a weekend getaway package will be hidden along the 7-1/2 miles of public beach in Lincoln City, from the Roads End area to Siletz Bay. Throughout Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-452-2151.
October 18. Northwest Loopfest, performance art and technology festival with musicians from around the world. 5 – 11 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
October 22. Dark & Stormy Night. First-time mystery writer and author of Crooked River, Valerie Geary, will speak at 4 p.m. Free. Driftwood Public Library. 801 SW Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1242.
October 23 – 24. Comedy on the Coast. 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon.
October 24. Hands-on Pasta Workshop class. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost: $60, includes meal and wine. Culinary Center. Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
October 25. Lincoln City Farmers Market. All items are hand-made or home grown by the seller. This indoor market is on Sundays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon 541-921-5745.
October 31. Korean Favorites Demo. Learn how to make classic Korean favorites. Cost $60 per person includes meal and beverages. 11 am to 2 pm. Culinary Center. Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
November 5 – 7. Three Day Italian Cooking Intensive. Cost: $325, includes meals. Culinary Center. Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
November 7. Photo Hiking at Spring Lake Trail. Hike with professional photographers Bob Gibson and Jeri Knudsen and learn basic techniques. $20 per person. 9 – 11 a.m. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3405.
November 9. Mussel Harvesting on the Oregon Coast. This class will meet at NW 15th Street Beach Access (on the beach) from 3-5 p.m. $25. Learn all about harvesting and preparing fresh, live, wild mussels on the Oregon oast. Oregon shellfish License required. Lincoln City, Oregon. To register, call 541-994-4166.
November 12 – 13. Special Glass Float Drop Celebrating Veterans Day. An extra 50 floats, all red, white and blue, will be hidden along the 7-1/2 miles of public beach in Lincoln City, from the Roads End area to Siletz Bay. Lincoln City, Oregon. Website. 800-452-2151.
November 13. “Art About Agriculture” OSU Invitational opening reception 5 – 7 p.m. This annual show for which Pacific Northwest artists create art about agriculture. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon 541-921-5745.
November 14 – 15. Chowder Cook-Off. Event features “Best Chowder” competition, local beers and wines, live music, kids’ activities. Admission: $5. Lincoln City Outlets. Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-452-2151.
November 14. Restoration Pow Wow. Celebrate the heritage of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-888-CHINOOK.
November 15. Lincoln City Farmers Market. All items are hand-made or home grown by the seller. This indoor market is on Sundays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon 541-921-5745.
November 19. Lincoln Pops Big Band. Dance or just listen to the sounds of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Adults $6 and students $3. 7:30 p.m. Gleneden Beach Community Club, 110 Azalea Street, Gleneden Beach. (five miles south of Lincoln City). 541-563-5067.
November 20. Canadian Tenor Ken Lavigne: The Road To Carnegie Hall. Lavigne tours extensively as a soloist with symphonies and small ensembles showcasing his touring show entitled The Road to Carnegie Hall. 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon 541-921-5745.
November 20 – 21. Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show, live. 8 p.m. Tickets $10-$25.
November 21. Hands-on Southwest Thanksgiving. Cost: $75, includes meal and wine. 11 a.m. Culinary Center. Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
November 27 – 29. Special Thanksgiving Glass Drop. 100 glass art pieces will be hidden along the 7-1/2 miles of public beach in Lincoln City, from the Roads End area to Siletz Bay. FMI visit www.oregoncoast.org/finders-keepers or call 800-452-2151.
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 Friday. Live Music: Garibaldi Jam. 10 to 15 bluegrass musicians play country western ditties, faves from the 40s and more. Admission by donation at the door. 6 p.m. 107 6th Street, Garibaldi, Oregon.
October 24-25. Kilchis River Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze. Maze is $5. Kids maze is $2. Free hay rides. Pumpkins priced by the size. Thousands of pumpkins; lots of specialty rare pumpkins as well. Call 503-815-3762 for specially priced field trips. Saturdays from 12 – 7 p.m. and Sundays 12 – 5 p.m. 9455 Kilchis River Rd. Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 815-3762.
October 23, 24, 25, 30, 31. Dames at Sea, The Barn Community Playhouse. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:00 pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm. $15 for adults $10 for students and seniors. Call (503) 842-7940 for reservations. The Barn Community Playhouse 1204 Ivy Ave Tillamook, Oregon. www.tillamooktheater.com.
October 31. Youth Halloween Party. Games, prizes, and treats. Costume party. Through age 12. 6 p.m. Rockaway Beach Community Center. 2310 N. Hwy 101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-355-2291.
November 26. Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Pelican. Noon to 6 p.m. Cost is $28 per adult and $15 per child. Please call to make reservations. 503-965-3674. Pelican Pub and Brewery. Pacific City, Oregon.
November 27 – 28. Holiday Gift Fair. Admission is free and there will be food concessions. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Rockaway Beach Civic Facility. 276 S. Hwy 101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
November 27. Lighting of the Christmas Tree. The public is invited and encouraged to make ornaments to decorate the tree. Ornaments will be subject to wind and rain for several weeks, so you will want to make them waterproof. Caroling and family fun. 6 – 8 p.m. Rockaway Beach Wayside. S. 1st Avenue. Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
December 12. Santa at the Station. Santa Claus is planning another visit to Rockaway Beach. Everyone will gather at the Barry Mammano Fire Station for the chance to meet Santa and ride on a fire truck. Santa will be hearing all the children's Christmas wishes. There will be cookies, cocoa, coffee, and picture moments for the parents who bring cameras. 1 – 3 p.m. 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 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.
Every Night Through Labor Day Weekend. Evening programs at Nehalem Bay State Park run each night through Labor Day weekend. Programs are free, day pass required for parking, $5 without pass. 7:30 p.m. Free. Park Ampitheater. Nehalem Bay State Park. 9500 Sandpiper Lane, Nehalem, Oregon. 503-368-5943.
Through September 12. Words & Images Show. Final show of the Words and Images project. Gallery room and performance room for readings and/or music. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. (503) 368-3846.
Every Saturday and Sunday in October. Nehalem River Fall Splendor Excursion. Scenic trip by train along the Nehalem River to view the changing of the seasons first hand. The scenery is breathtaking as the leaves change color and fall to earth as your roll along behind one of our historic diesel locomotives to Batterson. Wheeler Train Depot. 580 Marine Drive. Wheeler, Oregon. http://www.oregoncoastscenic.org/special-excursions/
October 24. “Over The River & Through The Woods.” Riverbend Players theater group on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $15. For details and ticket info, please call (503) 368-7008. 7 p.m. NCRD Theater. 36155 9th St. Nehalem, Oregon.
October 24 - 25. Nehalem River Fall Splendor Excursion by Train. Scenic excursion along the Nehalem River to view the changing of the seasons. On historic diesel locomotives. Excursion runs Saturdays and Sundays in October. Wheeler Train Depot. 580 Marine Drive, Wheeler, Oregon. http://www.oregoncoastscenic.org/special-excursions/
October 31. Nehalem River Fall Splendor Excursion by Train. Scenic excursion along the Nehalem River to view the changing of the seasons. On historic diesel locomotives. Excursion runs Saturdays and Sundays in October. Wheeler Train Depot. 580 Marine Drive, Wheeler, Oregon. http://www.oregoncoastscenic.org/special-excursions/
November 14. Live Music – Paradox. Four-piece ensemble is known as a great party band with tight three-part harmonies and good selection of danceable songs. Cover. 9 p.m. San Dune Pub. 127 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. (503) 368-5080.
November 20 – 22. Mystery Weekend. Mystery book sale, mystery tour, Clue tournament and so much more. Various locations at Manzanita, Oregon.
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.
Every Saturday. Group Coed Surf Lesson. Northwest Women's Surf Camps is hosting group coed surf lessons. Available for ages 13 to 70. Lessons are $139 per person and include a full day surf rental package and the lesson. Various locations around the north coast, including Cannon Beach and Seaside. (503) 440-5782. www.nwwomenssurfcamps.com
November 13 - December 20. Local theater production of Once Upon a Mattress. The Coaster Theatre features an interesting take on the Princess and Pea. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623.
November 27 - December 18. Cannon Beach in Lights. Local residents and businesses compete for votes with holiday trim and twinkle lights. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623.
November 28 and December 5. Holiday Wreath Making. Fun instructions, music and refreshments will be provided at the Chamber of Commerce, 11 am – 3 pm.
December 5. Holiday Tea. Cozy up to home baked cookies and tea at the Cannon Beach Library. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623.
December 5. The Lamp Lighting Ceremony. Share a beloved Cannon Beach holiday tradition in Sandpiper Square at 4 pm. That night, at 7 p.m., there is the Cannon Beach Chorus Christmas Concert, full of beautifully-sung holiday favorites at Cannon Beach Community Church. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623.
December 9. Haystack Rock Series. Jesse Jones, former Coordinator for North Coast Watershed Assoc currently, assisting local watershed councils. Talk entitled “Perspectives on Ecola Watershed Health" 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
December 12. Get your pictures with Santa. Hang out with old Saint Nick at the Chamber of Commerce, 1 – 4 pm. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623
December 30 . Holiday Concert with The Trail Band . The Coaster Theatre hosts the energetic eight-piece ensemble at 7 pm. Hemlock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623
January 13. Haystack Rock Series. Joshua Saranpaa, Director, Wildlife Center of the North Coast Talk entitled "A Sanctuary for Oregon's Seabirds" 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Febuary 10. Haystack Rock Series. Dr. Debbie Duffield, Oregon State University, Talk titled “Marine Mammals, the Marine Mammal Stranding Network and Marine Reserves." 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
March 9. Haystack Rock Series. Mike Patterson, Ecological Consultant, Biologist & Retired Teacher, Astoria High School. Talk titled "Birds of the Pacific Northwest" 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
April 13. Haystack Rock Series. Neal Maine, Biologist, Educator, Wildlife Photographer. Talk titled "It's Not Just A Beach: Rethinking the Beaches" 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Library, 131 N. Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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
October 11. Live Music: Stephen Beus, classical piano music. Tickets are $15 or $20. Use this link to purchase online, or call (503) 436-1242. Coaster Theatre. 108 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1242. www.coastertheatre.com
October 11. The Great Columbia Crossing 10K Run/Walk. Offers a scenic adventure on a fairly flat road with one very steep incline to the peak of the bridge. For experienced runners or those looking for a family friendly event. Shuttles from Port of Astoria. Astoria, Oregon. www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com. email@example.com
October 18. In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: Edward Kamholz. The program this month is The Oregon Historical Railroads Project. 1 p.m. Fort Clastop Visitor Center. 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 861-2471. www.nps.gov/lewi.
October 24. Bats, Spiders, Owls - Oh My! Night Walk and Activities. 6:30 p.m. Fort Clastop Visitor Center. 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 861-2471. www.nps.gov/lewi
October 25. Talking Tombstones: Halloween Event. The location is to be announced two weeks prior to the event. Former citizens are expected to return from the great beyond for a graveside chat with any and all willing to visit their tombstone. This is a free event, however donations are welcome. Visitors should plan to arrive no later than 3 p.m. as the deceased begin to fade from view as the darkness of night draws near. 1 p.m. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-2203. www.cumtux.org
November 1. Bento Hanto Jazz Series Fall Concert. A series of seasonal Concerts presenting the best of Portland's jazz artists in the intimate atmosphere of the Liberty Theater's McTavish Room. Tickets $15 to $20. 2 p.m. Liberty Theater. 1203 Commercial St. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-5922. www.liberty-theater.org
November 11. Free Admission to National Parks: Fort Clastop Visitor Center. 9 a.m. 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 861-2471. (503) 717-1914. www.seasidedowntown.com.
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