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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 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.
November 18 - 19. Florence In Bloom Holiday Open House. Holiday gift and décor items, silk arrangements, plants, delicious chocolates, wine selection, stain glass and jewelry produced by local artists. 9 a.m. 1234 Rhododendron Dr. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-5391. www.florenceinbloom.com/
November 18. Pink Martini. Mid-tempo style, smooth vocals, romantic lyrics, a sparse trumpet solo and acoustic piano accompaniment. 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk 6:15 p.m. $49. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org
December 2 - 3. FRAA Holiday Arts Festival. A fantastic artisan fair – just in time for the holidays. Vendors galore. 10 a.m. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org
December 3 - 4. Ho, Ho, Hollywood – 2016 Holly, Jolly, Follies. A sort of holiday variety show, featuring comedy, music, dance, singing and surprises. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $10 - $18. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org
December 10. Second Saturday Gallery Tour. Galleries and art businesses in Florence highlight their displays on the Second Saturday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. Throughout Florence, Oregon.
December 14. Jazz Kings – Happy Holidays Christmas. Spruce up your singing chops to join in on some good old fashioned sing-alongs. 7:30 pm. $30. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org
December 27 – December 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. Whalespoken.org.
December 31. New Year’s Eve with Curtis Salgado. Join Curtis with special guest Hank Shreve from 9 p.m. to midnight and ring in 2017. $28 - $43. 9 p.m. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. 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 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 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 Monday. Walk with a Ranger every Monday at noon. Retired chief park ranger and interpretive naturalist Michael Noack will lead a leisurely 30- to 60-minute hike along easy-to-moderate trails. Attending the hikes is free, but a day-use fee or recreation pass is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. For more information, call Visitor Center staff at 541-547-3289.
Every Third Sunday. Open Mic Night: music, poetry, prose, performance - held from 7 pm to 9 pm. Green Salmon Coffee & Tea. 220 Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon.
November 25 – 27. Galleries Open House. The galleries are located at the north edge of town. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-4121.
November 25 to December 24. Yachats Shoppers' Holiday Raffle. Receive a raffle ticket for every $10 you spend on retail items at participating businesses in Yachats. The drawings for more than two dozen prize winners will be held December 27 at the Yachats Visitors Center. You need not be present to win. Yachats, Oregon.
November 26. Yachats Merchants' Holiday Open House. Part of Small Business Saturday. Festive tunes, cookies, treats, hot apple cider, and food and wine tastings at designated businesses. Yachats, Oregon.
November 27. Matt Nakoa in Concert. An intimate afternoon concert. 2 p.m. Advance tickets $12, $15 at the door. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St. Yachats, Oregon.
December 1. 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 2 – 4. 89th annual Yachats Ladies Club Holiday Bazaar. Crafts include handknit items, aprons, quilts, afghans, wall hangings, home decor, table runners, pot holders, potato bakers, casserole carriers, bake sale table, gift baskets and much more. Lunch on Saturday with famous Ladies Club Pies. Quilt raffle drawing at 2 pm on Sunday. Noon on Friday; 10 am on Sunday. Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd and Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon.
December 3. Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, choice of ham or sausage, milk, tea, or coffee. Bring the entire family and join the fun. Crafts and presents for kids, photos with Santa and more. Free. Yachats Lions Hall. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-5171.
December 3. Winter Wonderland Dinner Concert. Yachats' favorite son, pianist Milo Graamans, and a wonderful gourmet meal prepared by Michelle and Anthony of Ona Restaurant. Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased in Yachats at Mari's Books and at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church. 6 p.m. Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101.
December 10. Meet Santa. 11 a.m. 501 Building, Hwy 101 and W 5th St. (next door to the Yachats Commons). Yachats, Oregon.
December 10. Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble Winter Holiday Concert. This community band of some 35 members will present a program including a mix of holiday favorites, show tunes and classical transcriptions, and will include, of course, some ancient Yuletide caroling. 2 p.m. $5. Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 at W 4th St. 541-563-7642.
December 10. Community Christmas Concert. Christmas carols and music by both the choir and the handbells, conducted by Milo Graamans. 2 p.m. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 West 7th Street. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3400.
December 10. 31st Annual Yachats Winter Celebration Opening Ceremony. Begins with an official declaration of the opening of Yachats Winter Celebration (7 p.m.) followed by a brief talk by Mary Claire Crook about winter celebrations around the world. Little Log Church, W 3rd & Pontiac. At 7:30 pm everyone crosses the street for music and refreshments. 7:30 - 8:00 pm The Sweet Adelines sing holiday harmonies a cappella at the Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd & Pontiac.
December 10 – 11. 21st annual Victorian Christmas Open House, Heceta Light Keepers' House. The Queen Ann style 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. Raffles, shuttle service, candle walk. 4 p.m. The parking fee is $5 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. The lightstation is located just 14 miles south of Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-3696.
December 16. Families Together Ornament Night. Holiday meal, storytime, ornament making, tree decorating and lots of holiday cheer to ring in the season. Santa is sure to make an appearance. This event is free. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church. 360 W 7th St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-4599.
December 17. Winter Solstice Night Bonfire Party. Annual community bonfire that offers music, sweet treats, and a warm welcome. Music will be provided by Mary-Beth Nickel on flute and Roy Simpson on bodhran. Guests are invited to bring a percussion instrument as well as a piece of firewood to add to the bonfire. Treats. 4 p.m. Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101.
December 17 – 18. 21st annual Victorian Christmas Open House, Heceta Light Keepers' House. The Queen Ann style 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. Raffles, shuttle service, candle walk. 4 p.m. The parking fee is $5 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. The lightstation is located just 14 miles south of Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-3696.
January 1. 7th annual New Year's Peace Walk. Begins at 10:00 am at the Yachats Commons, 441 N. Hwy 101. Hikers will follow a 2.6 mile loop that includes sections of the 804 Trail, the Ya'Xaik Trail and the Gerdemann Botanic Preserve public footpath. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3144.
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..
November 19. 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar. Jewelry, seasonal candles, custom handmade gifts and artwork, cosmetics, home goods, and collectibles. 10 a.m. Oceanview Senior Living. 525 NE 71st St. Newport, Oregon.
November 20. 2016 Fall Film Festival – Captain Fantastic. In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world and challenging his idea of being a parent. $7.50 adults / $7.00 seniors. 7 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.
December 3. Lighted Boat Parade. Local boats decorated with festive lights parade along the historic bayfront. 5 p.m. Bayfront district – Newport, Oregon. 541-265-6200. www.newportchamber.org
December 10 - 11. Festival of Trees. Beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, visits with Santa, and special events all create a festive environment. 5:30 p.m. Center for Health Education. 740 SW 9th Street, Newport. 541-574-1810.
December 10. Met Opera: L'Amour de Leon. Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000. $21 general, $18 senior, and $10 student; general admission seating. 10 a.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.
December 11. National Theatre: the Threepenny Opera. Rory Kinnear is Mack the Knife in a new version of this landmark 20th-century musical, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for students. 7 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.
December 27 – December 31. Winter Whale Watch Week at Depoe Bay and Newport. Whale watch interpreters will be at Nye Beach, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Cape Foulweather, Boiler Bay and Depoe Bay seawall / Whale Watch Center. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. Whalespoken.org
Every Thursday-Sunday. Walking tour: A Walk Back in Time. Take a tour of Lincoln City’s historic Taft District via the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. 1:30 p.m. 4907 U.S. Hwy 101 Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-6614. www.northlincolncountyhistoricalmuseum.org.
Through May 30, 2017. 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.
Through December 15. American Made Glass Fishing Float Collection donated by Dr. Nick Simpson. Free exhibit. Wednesdays through Sundays. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-6614.
Every Sunday. Indoor 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.
November 12. Wild Mushroom Cook-Off. Free admission at the door with tasting-sized portions available for a small fee. 11 a.m. Culinary Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125, 800-452-2151. Website
November 12. Fall Music Fest IV. Live music with The Ocean, horsd’oeuvres by Side Door Cafe, no host bar, raffle and silent auction to support programs for the Kids Zone Kids. $20 in advance. 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
November 12. Open Spaces Bird Walk at Cascade Head with the Lincoln City Audubon Society from 9 – 11 a.m. Bird photography discussion. Just north of Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-9720.
November 13. Decorating with Dots. This technique produces an enchanting beaded effect with fascinating designs and the process is calming and meditative. No experience needed. All materials are provided, including small item to decorate. $15 for members / $20 for non-members. Noon. Artists’ Studio Association classroom. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-264-9222.
November 13. Storytelling with the Mountain Man. 2 p.m. Free, with donations accepted. Complimentary punch and cookies. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
November 17. 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, children under 6 are free. 7:30 p.m. Gleneden Beach Community Club, 110 Azalea Street, Gleneden Beach. Just south of Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-563-5067.
November 18. American Cancer Relay for Life. 5 p.m. Lincoln City Outlets. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-5000.
November 18. Williams & Ree live. They have a fast-paced, lively show, full of zings and interspersed with songs. $45 – $60. 8 p.m. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. www.chinookwindscasino.com. 888-MAIN ACT.
November 19. Restoration Pow Wow. Come celebrate the 39th anniversary of the restoration of official Tribal Status for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. 1777 NW 44th Street. Lincoln City, Oregon. 888-CHINOOK.
November 19. Silk Scarf Painting Workshop. 1 – 4 p.m. $25 for 2 scarves and all materials. Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy, 1931 NW 33rd Street. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-4976.
November 19. Moody Little Sister live. A piano folk soul duo out of Portland. $20 in advance. 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
November 25 – 26. Tree Lighting Party & Santa Sale. Shop for handmade gifts and make your own ornament with live music and visits with Santa. Admission is free. Noon to 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994. Website
November 25 – 26. 5th Annual Creative Arts Holiday Show & Sale. Original works by local artists. Get started on your holiday shopping. 10 a.m. Gleneden Beach Community Hall. Gleneden Beach (just south of Lincoln City, Oregon). 541-764-4201.
November 26. Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop. Learn to dye your own silk scarf using bleeding tissue paper to quickly create a beautiful design. Information about other silk dying methods and techniques provided. No experience is needed. All materials provided. $25.00 for members / $30.00 for non-members. 1 p.m. Artists’ Studio Association classroom. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-921-5543.
November 30 – December 3. 18th Annual Angels Anonymous “Fantasy of Trees.” Participate in the judging of trees and wreaths, enter raffles, and bid on a special wreath. Free admission to view trees on November 30th – December 2 from 12 noon – 8 p.m. and December 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3070.
November 30. Birdhouse Workshop. 6 – 9 p.m. Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy, 1931 NW 33rd Street. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-6338.
December 1. Aaron Meyer live. Rock violinist Aaron Meyer and his talented musical collaborator, Jean Pierre Garau. $20 in advance. 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994. Website
December 2 – 3. Hands-on Two Day Italian Holiday Cooking Intensive. Cost: $250, includes meals. Culinary Center. Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-452-2151.
December 3. Holiday Craft Fair. 10 a.m. Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy. 1931 NW 33rd Street. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-4567 or visit www.conniehansengarden.com.
December 3. Angels Holiday Ball. Live music by the Beatles inspired band “Blackbird.” $75 includes a seafood, steak, baked potato dinner and dessert station. There will also be a live auction of the Christmas Trees, a silent auction, raffles, and a no host bar. 5:30 p.m. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3070.
December 3. Saturday Pile-Up. Bring your own car for the Car Show, Bench Racing, Tailgate Party and Jam Session. 11 a.m. Lincoln Auto Supply, 2130 NE Hwy 101. Highway 101. 541-994-5257.
December 4. Wreath Workshop. Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy. 1931 NW 33rd Street. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-4567 or visit www.conniehansengarden.com.
December 7. Night Light in Watercolor Workshop. Step-by-step instruction on painting candles at night. Examples of painting a variety of things at night: landscapes, seascapes, fireworks, etc., which you may prefer to work on. $15 for members / $20 for non-members. Artists’ Studio Association. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-563-5275.
December 9. “Three Rocks, Birding, Fishing & Art Making.” By Victoria McOmie and Felt Sculpture by Laura Berman. Complimentary refreshments and a glass of wine as you peruse this exhibit of acrylic paintings and sculptural felt work. 5 – 7 p.m. Opening reception at the Chessman Gallery in the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994. Website
December 27 – December 31. Winter Whale Watch Week Lincoln City. Whale watch interpreters will be at In at Spanish Head. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. Whalespoken.org
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.
November 18. Eric Sappington, live music. Eric is a self-taught guitarist and harmonica player, and has been doing his own music for over 25 years. 4 p.m. Stimulus Cafe. 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr. Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-4661.
November 19. This SAFE Annual Holiday Bazaar. Tillamook High School SAFE will be hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar. Free. 9 a.m. Tillamook High School cafeteria. Tillamook, Oregon.
November 20. Jason Farnham. Known for composing music for the Dr. Oz show, his world peace song “Love around the world” and his contemporary integration of classical and electronic music. 2 p.m. $25 - $30. Tillamook High School Auditorium. 2605 12th St. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-354-2137.
November 25. Austin Sweeny, live music. A mixture of Country, Southern Rock, Americana, and Blues/Roots music. 4 p.m. Stimulus Cafe. 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr. Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-4661.
November 25. Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Rockaway Beach. 6 p.m. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. (503) 355-8108.
December 2 - 3. Christmas Bazaar. Stop by to start or even finish your holiday shopping. Lots of vendors and lots of fun things to choose from. 2 p.m. and 9 a.m. Tillamook Church of the Nazarene. Tillamook, Oregon.
December 10. Log Cabin Christmas Bazaar. Hand-crafted gifts with cookies. 2060 Bilyeu Ave. W. Netarts, Oregon. 503-354-2429
December 27 – December 31. Winter Whale Watch Week at Three Capes. Whale watch interpreters will be at Cape Kiwanda, Cape Meares and and Cape Lookout. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. Whalespoken.org
LIVE MUSIC AT SAN DUNE TAVERN, Manzanita. Call for schedule. Laneda Ave. (503) 368-5080.www.sandunepub.com
Special Rides, various dates. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Wheeler, Oregon to Rockawau Beach, Oregon. 503-842-7972. Oregon Coast Senic Railroad.
Every Monday. Knitting Group. 1-4 p.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Monday. Evening Meditation. 5-5:45 p.m. Center for Contemplative Arts. Underhill Plaza. Manzanita Ave. at Division. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-6227.
Every Tuesday. Great Discussions Group. 1-3 p.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Tuesday and Thursday. Clay Art Open Studio. Artists of all ages who are interested in working with clay are encouraged to visit. Tuesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday 5-8 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Tuesday and Saturday. Community Garden. 10 a.m.-noon. Alder Creek Farm. At the end of Underhill Lane. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Wednesday. Sketching Group. 9:30-11 a.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Wednesday. Writing Lounge. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Wednesday. Movie Night. 6 p.m. Rising Star Café. 92 Rorvik St. Wheeler, Oregon.
Every Saturday. Manzanita Pace Setters. 7:30-8 a.m. Spa Manzanita. 144 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon.
Every Saturday. Storytime for Children. 11 a.m.-noon. Manzanita Library. 571 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-6665.
Every Saturday. Reading Shakespeare. 10 a.m.-noon. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Sunday. Life Drawing. This is an opportunity to practice drawing the human figure with a live model in a supportive and engaged atmosphere. The studio fee is $15 for the three hours and any experience level can join in. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hoffman House Studios Drawing Room. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Sunday. Radio Controlled Helicopters. 1-3 p.m. North Coast Recreation District Gym. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
November 18. Manzanita Film Series: “If There’s A Hell Below.” Abe is an ambitious young journalist at an independent Chicago weekly. He has a lead on a story that could make his career. Debra, a woman claiming to work in national security, has a serious revelation to leak. $5. 7 p.m. Hoffman Center For The Arts. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon.
November 18 - 20. Manzanita Mystery Weekend. Various events around the area. Riverbend Players present “Dead Give Away” at 7 p.m. at the NCRD Performing Arts Center in Nehalem. Admission is $15. Hoffman Center for the Arts is host to a mystery movie presentation of “If There's A Hell Below.” Admission is $5 at the door. Mystery Recycling Bingo. Hoffman Center events on Saturday include a Writing Scary workshop by author Cat Winters. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-812-5510.
November 19. Author Reading: Cat Winters’ “Yesternight.” Yesternight is Winters’ second adult novel, recently released October 4, 2016. Set in 1925 in the “rain-soaked coastal hamlet of Gordon Bay, Oregon,” the novel involves reincarnation and madness as well as issues of a professional woman stifled by the conventions of her time. 7 p.m. Hoffman Center For The Arts. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon.
December 3. Manzanita Writer’s Series: Floyd Skoot. $5. 7 p.m. Hoffman Center For The Arts. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon.
December 27 – December 31. Winter Whale Watch Week at Manzanita. Whale watch interpreters will be at Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach and Neahkahnie Mt by Manzanita. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. Whalespoken.org.
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.
November 12. Seaside Downtown Fall Wine Walk. Sample great wine and experience Seaside’s downtown shops. More than twenty Oregon Wineries will showcase their best wines. 3 p.m. $10. Throughout Seaside, Oregon. (503) 717-1914. seasidedowntown.com.
November 12. NW Author Series: Special guest speaker Carolyn Wood will be discussing her book Tough Girl: An Olympian's Journey. A part of Cannon Beach Woman's Only Weekend celebration. 2 p.m.
November 12. Dog R.A.C.E Day. No prior agility experience is necessary. The event starts with an 8:30 am mandatory registration for the day followed by an orientation. Several different courses will be available for $3.00 each. Unique ribbons will be awarded to the top scorers in the fun runs. Participants should bring a dog, kennel, non-tightening collar or harness, leash (1’ to 6’ long), towel, water bowl, hundreds of tiny soft treats the dog likes such as ¼” cubes of cheese, and lunch or snacks. Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center. 92937 Walluski Loop. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-7161.
November 16. Cannon Beach Reads. Discussing Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. New members welcome. 7 p.m. Free. Cannon Beach Library. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
November 17. Beach Books: Lunch in the Loft. Learn about a new book while enjoying a catered lunch and receive a signed copy of the book being discussed. November Lunch in the Loft Features You Go Girls. Be sure to RSVP at (503) 738-3500. Noon. $30. Beach Books. 616 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. beachbooks37.com.
November 18 – December 23. It's A Wonderful Life. The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, dreams of escape and adventure only to have them quashed by family obligation and civic duty. Starring local residents of the north coast. Cost and times vary; call 503-436-1242. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 108 N Hemlock Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
November 25. Seaside’s Holiday Parade of Lights. The Parade begins on Necanicum Drive at 1st Avenue and moves on to Broadway to the musical tree of dancing lights, set in the pocket park at the west end of the Carousel Mall. Hot cider, cocoa and cookies are served and Santa’s elf hands out candy canes to children to close this joyful evening of Christmas by the sea. 7 p.m. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6391.
November 25 – 27. Seaside Holiday Gift Fair. Choose from over 70 booths filled with handcrafted, regional and unique gifts. Entry to this event is free. Friday at noon. Sat and Sun at 10 a.m. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8585
November 25 to December 17. Cannon Beach in Lights. Cannon Beach’s picturesque downtown sparkles with festive holiday lighting displays the entire month of December as businesses compete for awards and you can vote for your favorite online until noon on December 18. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details. (503) 436-2623.
November 26. Holiday Wreath Making Class - Haystack Holidays. Get creative at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce from 11 am until 3 pm. Cost: $15. This wreath-making event comes with an instructor, along with refreshments and holiday music. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
November 26. Breakfast with Santa at McMenamins. The buffet menu is for kids and adults alike, with dishes such as sausage and bacon, French toast sticks, fruit salad, scrambled eggs and sides. 9 a.m. $13 - $18. McMenamin’s Sand Trap Pub. 1157 North Marion Ave. Gearhart, Oregon. 503-717-8150.
Every Saturday from Nov. 26 through December. Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage. The Victorian beach cottage is transformed into a Christmas jewel and will be open on Saturdays from November 26 through December. Guests are served fresh gingerbread with whipped cream or a homemade gingerbread cookie and a hot drink, either tea, hot chocolate or hot cider. Exquisite gingerbread houses and other donated Christmas items are raffled off. Music, raffle contest. Entry includes a tour of the museum and costs $3 for children under 12 and $5 for all others. 1 p.m. Seaside Museum. 570 Necanicum. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-7065. seasidemuseum.org
November 30. Wild Mushroom Hike. Hikers will meet for a lesson in mushroom foraging and a hike to search for fungi. Sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing is recommended. Hikers will meet at Battery Russell. 1 p.m. Fort Stevens State Park. 100 Peter Iredale Rd. Hammond, Oregon. 503-861-3170 x 21. oregonstateparks.org
December 3 – 4. Little Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker. This North Coast tradition features a 50-piece orchestra with a 12 voice choir and score by Tchaikovsky. See the Christmas tree glowing and growing on stage and 150 pounds of snow falling. This classical ballet is performed by 75 dancers and guest artists from the Oregon Ballet Theater. $11 - $51. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Astoria High School Auditorium. 1001 W. Marine Dr. Astoria, Oregon. 503 325-6441.
December 3. 2016 Seaside Festival of Trees. See all the beautiful trees, and get your photo with Santa himself. New this year, Candy Cane Lane will offer fun holiday activities for kids like Story Time with Princess Belle, Christmas Wand Making with the Sugarplum Fairy, Christmas Cookie Decorating with Santa’s Elves, and more. 10 a.m. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8585
December 5. Holiday Wreath Making Class - Haystack Holidays. Get creative at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce from 11 am until 3 pm. Cost: $15. This wreath-making event comes with an instructor, along with refreshments and holiday music. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
December 7. Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance. Pay tribute to the more than 2300 people lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Participants will gather at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center and proceed to the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge on 1st Avenue over the Necanicum River for a wreath laying ceremony. 9 a.m. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8585.
December 14. Cannon Beach Lecture Series: biologist and wildlife photographer Neal Maine discussing the landmark Oregon Beach Bill and its 50th anniversary. Free. 7:30 p.m. Cannon Beach Library. 131 N. Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, Oregon.
December 27 – December 31. Winter Whale Watch Week at Cannon Beach. Whale watch interpreters will be at Ecola State Park and Neahkahnie Mt by Manzanita. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. Whalespoken.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 Tuesday. Blues-n-Burgers. 2 for $22. 4 p.m. T. Paul's Supper Club. 360 12th Street, Astoria, Oregon.
November 15. Let’s Go Birding. Join the park ranger at Fort Stevens State Park to observe birds in their natural habitat. Binoculars are provided. Dress for the weather and meet at Battery Russell. Fort Stevens State Park has a $5 day use fee. Oregon State Parks pass holders are exempt from the fee. 9 a.m. Fort Stevens State Park. Warrenton, Oregon. 503-861-3170.
November 19. Sadie Hawkins Dance. Food, beer, cocktails, a live DJ, and, of course, lots of dancing. Tickets are only $5.00 and proceeds benefit The Armory Anti-Bullying Program. 8 p.m. Astoria Armory, 1636 Exchange St. Astoria, Oregon. 503.791.6064.
November 20. In Their Footsteps Lecture Series. This monthly Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge. 1 p.m. Fort Clatsop Visitors Center. 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd. Astoria, Oregon. 503-861-2471. nps.gov/lewi/planyourvisit/fortclatsop.htm
November 23. Wild Mushroom Hike. Hikers will meet for a lesson in mushroom foraging and a hike to search for fungi. Sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing is recommended. Hikers will meet at Battery Russell. 1 p.m. Fort Stevens State Park. 100 Peter Iredale Rd. Hammond, Oregon. 503-861-3170 x 21. oregonstateparks.org
November 24. Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk. Registration opens at 8:30am. The race begins at 9:00am. The race will start and finish at Quatat Park. The cost is $10 per person (cash only). Quatat Park. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311.
December 18. The Corps and the War of 1812 - Fort Clatsop. This third-Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis and Clark National Park Association and the park. These free programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center. Fort Clatsop. 92343 Fort Clatsop Road. Astoria, Oregon. 503-861-2471
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