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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 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.
See here for Lincoln City bar live music listings.
See here for Tillamook County live music listings.
Every Thursday. Karaoke. 6-9 p.m. Tavolo Restaurant and Lounge. 1201 35th St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-4623.
May 20 – 22. Florence Rhododendron Festival – Rhody Days. Enjoy the family-focused parade, street vendor fair, car Show, 5K run and the carnival with rides, games and a few surprises. Apex helicopter ride at Florence Municipal Airport. Around Florence, Oregon. 541-997-3128. www.florencechamber.com.
May 21. Sounds of The Supremes and The Drifters. $14.99 - $19.99. 7 p.m.Three Rivers Casino Resort. 5647 Highway 126. Florence Oregon. www.threeriverscasino.com
June 3 – 4. Gypsy Camp Vintage Market. An extravagant vintage flea market. Vendors selling antique, vintage, re-purposed, and up-cycled goods. Admission is $7 for adults and children under 18 are free. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994.
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 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.
Every Day. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Features nature films, roving interpreters and summertime naturalist led walks and talks. The walks depart from the Visitors Center for old-growth coastal rain forest or for marine gardens. Walk with a Ranger every Monday at noon. Center hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, May – Sept. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily Mar, Apr, Oct. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri-Tues, Nov – Feb. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-3289.
Every Wednesday. Waldport Wednesday Market. Approximately 65 vendors featuring fresh produce, flowers, plants, art works and crafts. 0 a.m. to 6 p.m. Waldport Community Center, 265 Hwy. 34, Waldport, Oregon.
May 20-22. Taste of Yachats – Forest Farm and Tide. A family friendly foodie and village event; weekend program of tasty and fun opportunities. Throughout Yachats, Oregon. 800-929-0477
May 20. Earthquake Lecture: Are You Ready? A presentation on geology and personal preparedness training. You will learn what causes earthquakes, what to do when they hit, how to assemble a 72-hour emergency kit, and more. $5 suggested donation. 6:30 pm. Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. Yachats, Oregon. 800-929-0477.
May 28. Memorial Day Pie and Ice Cream Social. Yachats Ladies Club pie socials are famous for their astounding variety of delicious pies. Each slice is a generous 6th of a pie and costs $4. Add a scoop of ice cream for an additional fifty cents. A variety of beverages will also be sold. 11 am - 3 pm. Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-5171.
May 29. Yachats Lions Pancake Breakfast. All-you-can eat pancakes with scrambled eggs, choice of sausage or ham, milk, tea or coffee. Suggested donation $7. All proceeds go to support local nonprofit organizations. 7:30 - 11:30 am. Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-5171.
June 4. National Trails Day. See HikeBikePaddle.org for miles of trails in the Yachats area. The Amanda Trail will reopen this day at 1 p.m. 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 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 14. Beach Bash. 10th annual CASA Beach Bash - a fun event that raises funds to help abused and neglected children in foster care. Includes dancing, music, silent, and live auctions as well as the popular "ePasty" and "wall of wine" events. Regular tickets are $75, and VIP tickets are $100 each. 6 p.m. Newport Elks Lodge. 45 SE Moore Drive, Newport, Oregon.
May 18 – 31. Tall Ships in Newport. They've been seen in TV and films like Star Trek, Once Upon a Time, Revolution or Pirates of the Caribbean. They are the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. Tours, battle re-enactments, sailing cruises. Prices and times vary: $38-$75. Port of Newport, 600 Bay Boulevard. Newport, Oregon. 800-200-5239. http://historicalseaport.org.
May 20. 10th Annual Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest. The dog-friendly brew festival is held inside the Rogue Ales Brewery and includes 30+ microbrews, live music, doggy musical chairs, dog wash, dog dancing and celebrity dog look-alikes (Rin-Tin-Tin, Lassie, Benji and of course, Brewer). To learn more or volunteer, call (503) 241-3800. Rogue Brewery. 2320 SE Marine Science Dr. Newport, Oregon.
May 20 - May 29. Peter Pan, presented by: Pacific Dance Ensemble. PDE's original adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic story will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, May 20, 21, 27,28 at 7 p.m. with Sunday matinees May 22 and 29 at 2p.m., narrated by veteran actresses, Mary Eastman and Khloella Brateng and lighting and special effects by Ernest Brown. $15 adults / $12 children and seniors. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 888-701-7123.
May 28. South Beach Broom Busters. Help restore native wildlife habitat within South Beach State Park by removing invasive scotch broom and blackberry. Cutting broom in bloom is the best chance at killing the plant without using pesticides or heavy equipment. Park staff will be on site to provide equipment, safety items, and to assist with hauling debris. 9 p.m. South Beach State Park. Newport, Oregon. http://oregonstateparks.org.
May 30. 71st Fleet of Flowers Memorial Day Ceremonies. Feel inspired while attending the nationally acclaimed Memorial Day event. Pay tribute to those lost at sea while watching the flower bedecked fishing fleet sail to sea. 11 a.m. Depoe Bay, Oregon. www.fleetofflowers.org
June 4. Newport Marathon & Half Marathon. Starting in Yaquina Bay State Park at the historic "haunted" lighthouse, runners will head north along the ocean through some of Newport's picturesque neighborhoods. The course follows the Yaquina Bay and River estuary to mile 15 where it turns back toward town, retracing the same route. The gentle hill at mile four reappears at mile 26, and it's downhill from there to the finish. 100's compete. Yaquina Bay State Park. Newport, Oregon. www.newportmarathon.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 May 30, 2016. Finders Keepers on the Beach 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
Every Saturday. Book Sale at the Driftwood Public Library. Proceeds benefit library programs. Second floor, 10 a.m. 801 SW Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-9400.
May 12. Salmon Burger Pop-up Demo class. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost: $40, includes wine pairing and meal. Culinary Center. Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
May 13. “Low Tide Landscapes” opening reception at the Chessman Gallery. Eight Oregon photographers explore the magical landscapes that emerge during extreme low tides in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and a glass of wine. 5 – 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-921-0062 or visit www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org.
May 14. Greek Demo. 11am to 2pm. Cost is $60 per person, includes meal and beverage. Culinary Center. Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
May 14. Photography Hiking Clinic. Enhance your photography skills and explore the wild side of Lincoln City. $20 per person. 9 – 11 a.m. at The Villages at Cascade Head. Near Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3405.
May 14. Audubon Society Hike at the Villages at Cascade Head. Meet at the end of West Devil’s Lake Road and finish at Roads End State Park. 9 a.m. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-9720.
May 15. Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market. All items are hand-made or home grown by the seller. This outdoor market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-921-0062 or visit www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org.
May 19. Nuestro Mundo Music Series: Inka Jam. Latin American music with some dance performances in traditional costume. A trans-formative musical experience with an open dance floor. 7 p.m. Advance Tickets: adults $12, youth $5. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-921-0062. www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org.
May 19. Lincoln Pops Big Band. 7:30 p.m. Dance or just listen to the sounds of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Adults $6 and students $3, children under 6 are free. Gleneden Beach Community Club, 110 Azalea Street, Gleneden Beach. Oregon.
May 20 – 21. The Jacksons live performance. 8 p.m. Tickets $50 – $65. Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at Chinook Winds Box Office, or online. Chinook Winds Casino. Lincoln City, Oregon.
May 21. Hands-on Pasta Workshop class. 11 a.m. Cost: $75, includes meal and wine. Culinary Center. Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
May 21. The Portland Ballet. Their most advanced, pre-professional students will perform a 45-minute program including an audience participation element. Adults $7, Youth 6-18 years $5, and 6 and younger are free. 2 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
May 21. Birding Field Trip at Josephine Young Park & Cutler City. Meet at 9 a.m. for this easy Audubon-led walk. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1224.
May 24. Coastal Encounters: Crabbing with Bill Lackner. Learn about crabbing on the Oregon Coast from a local expert. 6:30 p.m. Driftwood Public Library. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1242.
May 26. Gleneden Harvest Market Opening Day. 1 p.m. Side Door Cafe, 6675 Gleneden Beach Loop Road in Gleneden Beach, Oregon (just south of Lincoln City).
May 26. Nuestro Mundo Music Series: Edna Vazques. A young mariachi singer and songwriter who has been breaking new ground with her original compositions and her own arrangements of traditional songs. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-921-0062. www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org.
May 27 – 28. Comedy on the Coast. There is a no host bar and doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $15. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. 888-MAIN ACT (888-624-6228) or visit www.chinookwindscasino.com.
May 28 – 30. Special Glass Drop: Closing Weekend of Finders Keepers. 50 extra glass floats 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. Lincoln City, Oregon. www.oregoncoast.org/finders-keepers or call 800-452-2151.
May 31. Coastal Encounters: Agates with Kay Myers. Co-author of the perennially popular pocket guide, Agates of the Oregon Coast, and she is here to talk about agates and how to identify them. 6:30 p.m. Driftwood Public Library. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1242.
June 4. Low Tide Drifters live. This six-person band offers traditional instruments, sing-along choruses and carefully crafted lyrics that reflect the struggles and stories of everyday people in the Pacific NW. 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-921-0062. www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org.
June 8. Tide Pool Clinic at 9:30 a.m. at the 15th Street Beach Access in Lincoln City. Explore the beach and learn about the colorful creatures that inhabit rocky intertidal pools from a local expert. The clinics are free and open to the public. Lincoln City, Oregon. www.oregoncoast.org/tide-pool-clinics or call 800-452-2151.
June 8. Crabbing Clinic starting at 9 a.m. with a brief orientation at the pavilion on SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City, followed by crabbing on Siletz Bay. Lincoln City, Oregon. www.oregoncoast.org or call 800-452-2151.
June 11. Tide Pool Clinic at noon at the 15th Street Beach Access. Explore our beach and learn about the colorful creatures that inhabit rocky intertidal pools from a local expert. The clinics are free and open to the public. Lincoln City, Oregon. FMI visit www.oregoncoast.org/tide-pool-clinics or call 800-452-2151.
June 11. Photography Hiking Clinic. 9 – 11 a.m. at Canyon Drive Park. Enhance your photography skills and explore the wild side of Lincoln City. $20 per person. To register, call 541-994-3405.
June 11. Hike the Salmon River Estuary with the Lincoln City Audubon Society from 9 – 11 a.m. Walk the trails of this wonderful restoration project looking for birds. FMI call 541-992-9720.
June 12. Birding Field Trip at Devils Lake State Park. Meet at 9 a.m. for this easy Audubon-led walk. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1224.
June 16. Lincoln Pops Big Band. Come dance or just listen to the sounds of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Adults $6 and Students $3, children under 6 are free. 7:30 p.m. Gleneden Beach Community Club, 110 Azalea Street, Gleneden Beach. (5 miles south of Lincoln City). 541-563-5067.
June 17 – 18. Vince Gill live at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. 8 p.m. Tickets $70 – $85. Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at Chinook Winds Box Office. Lincoln City, Oregon.
June 17 – 18. Chinook Winds 21st Anniversary. Free fireworks at 10 p.m. on Saturday night. The weekend will also include free live music at the Chinook Seafood Grill, anniversary cake, and a special float drop by the Visitor & Convention Bureau’s Float Fairies. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 888-CHINOOK.
June 18. A Feast for Dad Demo. Cost is $60 per person, includes meal and wine. Culinary Center. Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151.
June 18. Missoula Children’s Theatre. 3 p.m. and then again at 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-921-0062. www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org.
June 22 - July 4. Siletz Bay Music Festival. Features internationally known talents and two weeks of a wonderful musical assortment, including electric rock violinist, chamber, vocals, big band as well as full orchestra. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-1131 or visit www.siletzbaymusic.org.
June 24. Crabbing Clinic, starting at 9:30 AM with a brief orientation at the pavilion on SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City, followed by crabbing on Siletz Bay. Lincoln City, Oregon. visit www.oregoncoast.org or call 800-452-2151.
June 27. Birding Field Trip at the Knoll. Meet at 9 a.m. for this Audubon-led walk. This is a longer hike with some steep hills. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1224.
June 28. Clamming Clinic. Starting at 12:45 p.m. with a lecture at the Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams! Free. Lincoln City, Oregon. www.oregoncoast.org or call 800-452-2151.
See here for Lincoln City bar live music listings.
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.
Every Thursday. Line Dancing. Rockaway Beach Community Center. 2310 U.S. Hwy 101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. rockawaybeach.net.
Special Rides, various dates. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Garibaldi, Oregon to Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-842-7972. Oregon Coast Senic Railroad.
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.
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.
Special Rides, various dates. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Garibaldi, Oregon to Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-842-7972. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.
May 21. Reach the Beach. Non profit cycling event where riders from all over Oregon meet in central locations and ride right into Pacific City, Oregon. Join at the finish line for a beach party, excellent meal put on by The Pelican Pub & Brewery, vendor booths, and other fun activities. This is typically a sold-out event, pre registration for the ride or lodging is recommended. Pacific City, Oregon. 888-965-7001.
May 21. Live Music with Fred Bassett and Sonya Kazen. Folk, blues and bluegrass. 4 p.m. Stimulus Espresso Cafe. Pacific City, Oregon. 888-965-7001.
May 27. Live Music with Austin Sweeney. 4 p.m. Stimulus Espresso Cafe. Pacific City, Oregon. 888-965-7001.
May 27 to 30. 39th Annual Rockaway Beach Kite Festival. Contests in a friendly environment. Participants can compete to win awards for nicest kite, the kite that drags on the ground the longest before becoming airborne, and many other events. Children can join in the fun as they build and learn to fly small kites during special classes. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. www.rockawaybeach.net/events/kite-festival
June 4: Blessing of the Dory Fleet. Send well wishes and prayers with the seasons brave Dorymen; while remembering the past generations of Dorymen as well. Pacific City, Oregon. 888-965-7001.
June 18: Yappy Days Festival. Adorable pooches available for adoption, balloon animals, face painting, vendors, and more. All proceeds from this street fair-style festival will be donated to local Tillamook Animal Shelter, which is in great need. Pacific City, Oregon. 888-965-7001.
Valentine's Weekend Romance in Manzanita, Rockaway Beach
Valentine's Weekend Romance in Tillamook, Garibaldi, Bay City
Valentine's Weekend Romance in Oceanside, Pacific City
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 Saturday. Community Garden Work Parties. Dependent on weather. Alder Creek Farm. Turn south off of U.S. Highway 101 at Underhill Lane between Manzanita and Nehalem. Continue to the end of the road. 9 a.m. Nehalem, Oregon. 503-368-3203
May 14 . Broom Busters Work Party. Volunteers needed for a morning of clearing Scotch Broom at Nehalem Bay State Park. Water and snacks will be provided. Restroom facilities available. Bring your work gloves. 10 a.m. Nehalem Bay State Park. Nehalem, Oregon. (503) 368-3203.
May 14. Photography Workshop. “Translate Your Vision Into Compelling Photographs” will be led by Randy L. Rasmussen, a former photographer and picture editor who worked for The Oregonian from 1981 through 2015. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost will be $60 per person. Hoffman Center For The Arts. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. (503) 368-3846.
May 14. Siletz Tribal Member Mark Pullam, Storyteller. Celebrating Native heritage through storytelling. 5 p.m. $10. NCRD Theater. 36155 9th St. Nehalem, Oregon. (503) 368-7008.
May 20. Manzanita Film Series. Monthly screening of films made in and about the Pacific Northwest by area filmmakers. Refreshments available for purchase. 7:30 p.m. $5. Hoffman Center For The Arts. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon.
May 28, Memorial Weekend Blues Fest. Featuring: Maggie Kitson Band and Norman Sylvester Band. Food and beverage available to purchase. Free. 2 p.m. Nehalem Bay Winery. Hwy 53 (just outside of Nehalem, Oregon). (503) 368-WINE.
May 28. Live Music – The Acoustic Pedestrian. Jim Dorman is a musician, composer, and teacher who used to be a juggler. But instead of juggling balls or clubs, now he juggles notes. His first EP Walking Softly is a journey of discovery for the listener, and creating it has been an exciting adventure for him. $10. 7 p.m. NCRD Theater. 36155 9th St. Nehalem, Oregon. (503) 368-7008
June 4. Nehalem Bay Crab Derby. A $10 per ticket buy-in allows each crabber the chance to pull in one of 26 tagged crabs that are released in Nehalem Bay. Top prize is $1000 - many other great prizes available. Food, music, family fun. 9 a.m. Kelly's Brighton Marina. 29200 US Hwy101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. (503) 368-5745.
June 18. Juneteenth Reggae Festival. Party up, mon, at this annual June festival, featuring the music of Rhythm Culture. Food & beverage available for purchase. Rhythm Culture has been playing the Pacific Northwest music and festival scene for over 15 years. Combining their individual influences of the Caribbean and the Americas, and using a roots reggae foundation, the band infuses blues and jazz into their brand of Reggae music, guaranteed to get even the most reluctant of dancers out of their chairs. Nehalem Bay Winery. Hwy 53 (just outside of Nehalem, Oregon). (503) 368-WINE.
June 24. Manzanita Film Series. Monthly screening of films made in and about the Pacific Northwest by area filmmakers. Refreshments available for purchase. 7:30 p.m. $5. Hoffman Center For The Arts. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon.
See here for Tillamook County events in the future
Valentine's Weekend Romance in Manzanita, Rockaway Beach
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 14. Cannon Beach Library Presents Author Lois Leveen. Her latest book, "Juliet's Nurse," an original and intriguing take on one of Shakespeare's most beloved plays through the imagined life of Juliet's faithful nurse. 2 p.m. Cannon Beach Library. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
May 14. Spring Downtown Wine Walk. Over twenty participating wineries will sell unopened bottles, allowing visitors to take home their favorite new find. Most of the wineries charge a small tasting fee, making it an inexpensive way to experience new wines and also see what downtown Seaside has to offer. The event will also include live music in several venues, complimentary appetizers, and a prize drawing. $10. 1 p.m. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 717-1914. seasidedowntown.com.
May 18. Listening to the Land: Into the Deep. Join marine ecologist Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, PhD, for a wide-ranging talk about the sea beside us. The dynamism of the Oregon coast and certain features unique to our ocean. She’ll give us a look at our underwater reefs as she discusses upwelling and its role in the productivity of our ocean. She will address challenges such as sea star wasting syndrome and ocean hypoxia, or “dead zones. 6 p.m. Free. Seaside Library. Highway 101. Seaside, Oregon. 503-717-1458. necanicumwatershed.org
May 20. Herb Talek Day Golf Tournament. Bad pants, tacky shirts…the ugliest affair on the coast is sure to be the McMenamin’s Herb Talek Day Golf Tournament. “Mcmenamins Brew Tour” seasonal and unique beers from around the Mcmenamins Family of breweries will also be stationed on the course for tasting. Cost to participate is $50 per player if paid in advance, or $60 on the week of the tournament. McMenamin’s Gearhart Hotel and Sandtrap Pub. Gearhart, Oregon. (503) 717-8150. mcmenamins.com.
May 27. Paul Dueber and Friends. Paul sings songs in the tradition of Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot, and Paul Simon. Dueber has played for the Stormy Weather Arts Festival event, at the Coaster Theatre for the Songwriters’ Hootenanny, among other venues. 7 p.m. Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. Cannon Beach, Oregon. cbhistory.org
Through May 29. Coaster Theatre Presents: The Fourposter. Charming chronicle of a husband and wife from their wedding night in 1890 until they leave the house that has been their home, 35 years later. They fret and quarrel, laugh, cry, and love in the same room in which they began their married life. And standing throughout is the old fourposter bed, silent witness to all. Dates and times vary. Coaster Theatre. Hemlock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1242. coastertheatre.com
June 3 - June 5. SEA-PAC Ham Radio Convention. ARRL Northwestern Division amateur radio operators are holding the annual convention. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8585. www.seasideconvention.com
June 10 - June 12. Encore Dance Recital. Encore Dance Studio presents their annual recital. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8585. ww.seasideconvention.com. www.getyoudancing.com.
coastertheatre.com. Esoteric ensemble evoking tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions in thoughtful, uncommon and beautiful arrangements. 7:30 p.m. $35 or $40. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. Cannon Beach, Oregon. coastertheatre.com
June 17 -September 3. 9 to 5: The Musical. Based on the seminal 1980 hit movie 9 to 5: The Musical is set in the late 1970’s and is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge. 7:30 p.m. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. Cannon Beach, Oregon. coastertheatre.com
June 11. Cannon Beach Sand Castle Competition 2016. Master artists create monumental sculptures that are washed away with the next high tide in a 52-year tradition. Parade at noon. Free. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-2623. cannonbeach.org
June 18 - June 19. Soccer in the Sand. The event is a two-day, small-sided 5v5 (4v4 plus goalkeepers) soccer tournament played in the sand. The entire family is encouraged to come and enjoy the games and the beach. There is no charge to spectators and plenty of beach fun to take in. Registration and costs required for teams. Seaside, Oregon. 858-442-9082. www.soccerinthesand.com.
June 26 - July 3. Miss Oregon Pageant. The first Miss Oregon Pageant was held in 1947 in Seaside. In the last 20 years they have offered over $1,500,000.00 in cash and in-kind tuition scholarships to the young ladies participating as contestants in this program. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8585. missoregon.org
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 Sunday. Astoria Sunday Market. Up to 200 vendors each week, the Astoria Sunday Market offers locally-made products that have been hand-crafted, grown, created or gathered by the farmers, craftspeople and artisans. 10 a.m. Astoria, Oregon.
May 18. Bust Broom with the North Coast Land Conservancy. Join staff and volunteers to remove the remaining Scotch broom from the steep dune slopes at Reed Ranch Habitat Reserve in Warrenton. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact NCLC Stewardship Director Melissa Reich at (503) 738-9126 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 10 a.m. Warrenton, Oregon.
May 20 - May 21. Lewis & Clark National Park BioBlitz. Be part of this nationwide celebration of the National Parks Service’s Centennial and biodiversity in your parks. The event will include opportunities to learn how to become a Citizen Scientist, fun activities for kids, and presentations on biodiversity. Fort Clatsop Visitors Center. 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd. Astoria, Oregon. 503-861-2471. nps.gov/lewi/planyourvisit/fortclatsop.htm
May 20 - May 22. Northwest Coast Native American Carving Class. Students will learn about Northwest Coast Native American designs. Participants can then create their own design or use provided patterns to transfer onto wood. Designs will then be carved and stained or painted. $65 for museum members and $75 for non-members. No experience is necessary to participate, and tools will be provided. Columbia River Maritime Museum. 1792 Marine Dr. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-2323. crmm.org.
May 28 - May 30. Tenor Guitar Gathering. A chance to experience multiple performances and events. Includes jam sessions, workshops, evening concerts, more. Throughout Astoria, Oregon. tenorguitarfoundation.org.
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