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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.
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May 13. Wallflowers and Wine. Get expert instruction from artist John Leasure, who will guide participants in creating their own masterpiece on canvas. Supplies, snacks, and complimentary beverage included. 6:30 p.m. $45. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org
May 14. 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.
May 12 – 13. Florence Regional Arts Alliance Big Wave Poetry Fest. Rhyme writers, freestylers, and local slam poets compete for $500 in prize money at this lyrical showdown. On Saturday catch From Prison To Purpose, the inspiring documentary about gang member turned poet, Noah Schultz. Friday at 6 p.m. $10. Saturday at 2 p.m. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org
May 17 – 21. Rhododendron Festival Since 1908 coastal residents have gathered to celebrate Florence flora with the crowning of Queen Rhododendra, a parade, carnival attractions, food, fun run, car show, and flower fest among the annual activities. Throughout Florence, Oregon. florencechamber.com/annual-events/rhody-festival
May 20. Jazz Kings: My Lucky Star. Bandleader Jesse Cloninger leads his players in a salute to revered musical Singin’ in the Rain, with songs like “Broadway Rhythm,” “You Were Meant For Me,” and the famous title tune, with which Oregonians should be most familiar. 2 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket info. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org
May 20. Piano Cameleons: Dueling grand pianists work out on classical overtures, jazz standards, and rousing show tunes. Pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket info. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org
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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 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.
May 6. Central Coast Spring Chorale Concert . The spring concert has an “Anything Goes” theme, with a selection of seasonal songs by John Williams, John Tavener, Stephen Sondheim, Robert Burns, and Oregon composer Morten Lauridsen. $10. 7 p.m. Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. centralcoastchorale.com
May 12. Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra: Spring Concert. The finest coastal musicians under the direction of John Monks will favor the crowd with a program of inspiring classical, pop, and jazz music. $10. 7 p.m. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W Seventh St. Yachats, Oregon. 1-800-929-0477.
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 4 – 7. 61st Annual Newport Loyalty Days & Sea Fair Festival. It’s three days of fun and coastal cultural happenings featuring a parade, numerous Veterans and Active Duty tributes and celebrations, a Festival Court and Queen's Coronation, the popular Davis Shows Northwest Family Carnival and many other activities. Throughout Newport. Newport, Oregon. facebook.com/NewportLoyaltyDays
May 12 – 14. Kidstuff 2017: A Mother’s Day Celebration. Kidstuff is the annual Mother's Day celebration and fundraiser for TJ Hoofers, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the dance education of Lincoln County students. Over 150 dance students from Dance! And All That Jazz will bust their moves in a variety of styles, including jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, and musical comedy. Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. $13 general public, $10 students. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.
May 13. Met Opera: Der Rosenkavalier. Screened in high-def, Der Rosenkavalier is recognized as Richard Strauss’s operatic high-water mark, and features superstar soprano Renée Fleming as the Marschallin, an older woman in love with a young suitor. 9: 30 a.m. $21 general public, $18 seniors, $10 students. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.
May 19 – 28. Pacific Dance Ensemble: The Magic Flute. The PDE, under the direction of Nancy Mittleman, presents an original adaptation of Mozart’s most famous opera. Students from Newport School of Artistic Movement will support the dance troupe. $12 general public, $10 students. Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.
May 17 – 29. Tall Ships Tour. Historic tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will sail into port for dockside tours, sailing excursions and educational programs. Call for schedules, ticket options and more information. Port of Newport, 600 SE Bay Blvd. Newport, Oregon. 1-800-200-5239. historicalseaport.org/public-tours-sails/sailing-schedule
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.
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.
May 2. Tidepool Clinic. Identify exotic examples of marine life with the help of local experts. The clinics are free and take place on the beach at the 15th Street access. To get there, from Highway 101 turn west onto 15th Street (at the Jasmine Thai Restaurant) and continue west towards the ocean. Dress for the weather! Noon. oregoncoast.org/tide-pool-clinics.
May 5. Italian Demo. Anyone for prosciutto wrapped shrimp? 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. $40 per person. Oregon Coast Culinary Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125. Website
May 5 – 6. Comedy on the Coast. Featuring Larry Omaha, Susan Jones, and Benji Wright. Three comic professionals will try out their freshest material for the amusement of all. Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. $15. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 888-624-6228.
May 6. Culture, Of Course! Benefit for Lincoln City Cultural Center This signature event features four courses prepared by Chef Jack Strong (Chinook Winds Casino Resort), Chef Ethan Granberg (Hearth & Table), Chefs Rob Pounding and Josh Anderson (Blackfish Cafe) ,and Chef Brooke Price (Side Door Cafe). There are also four courses of fundraising, including a silent auction, live auction, 50/50 raffle, and paddle raise. 5:30 p.m. $25-75. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
May 9. Darrell Grant’s MJ New Quartet. Portland jazz keyboardist Darrel Grant brings his grooving ensemble to town for a program called “Classic Cool: An Homage to the Modern Jazz Quartet.” 7 p.m. $20-22. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
May 13. Saturday Morning Cinema: Under An Arctic Sky. Surf’s up! Six adventurers brave the waves along the forbidding coast of Iceland as a major storm approaches. 11 a.m. $10. Bijou Theater. 1624 NE Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon.
May 13. Tidepool Clinic. Identify exotic examples of marine life with the help of local experts. The clinics are free and take place on the beach at the 15th Street access. To get there, from Highway 101 turn west onto 15th Street (at the Jasmine Thai Restaurant) and continue west towards the ocean. Dress for the weather! 8:30 a.m. Website
May 13. Hands-on Indian. Beef samosas, green chutney, and butter chicken are on the menu. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $75 per person. Oregon Coast Culinary Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125.
May 19. Bend Bandfest: Third Seven and Guardians of Underdog. Cellist Billy Mickeslon teams up with Bend quartet Guardian of the Underdog for a night of irreverent roots music. 7 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket information. Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994. lincolncity-culturalcenter.org/events
May 20. Hands-on Latin. Arepas, Bahia shrimp, and Brazilian cheese bread are among today’s teachable delicacies. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $75 per person. Oregon Coast Culinary Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125.
May 24 – 29. Labyrinth Walk. You're invited to take off your shoes and explore the hand-painted canvas labyrinth path to the center, and out again. Chill music and light refreshments are provided. 540 NE Lincoln City Cultural Center. 540 NE Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
May 29. Tidepool Clinic. Identify exotic examples of marine life with the help of local experts. The clinics are free and take place on the beach at the 15th Street access. To get there, from Highway 101 turn west onto 15th Street (at the Jasmine Thai Restaurant) and continue west towards the ocean. Dress for the weather! 10 a.m. Website
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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. Website
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.
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. Website
May 7. An Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: What We Want From the Wild. Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, will discuss sensible uses of Oregon’s abundant natural resources. 1 p.m. Free. Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-815-6803. Website
May 14. Createnow: Love Letters. Enjoy Mother’s Day dinner and classic theater with a performance of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, the story of a lifelong love affair told through postal missives. 5 p.m. $25. Sand Dollar Lounge, 210 South First Street, Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-335-2200. Website
May 20. Reach The Beach. Some 3,000 bicycling philanthropists will take off from four locations and finish up at the lovely Pelican Brewing Company in Pacific City for this annual fundraiser for the American Lung Association. Visit website for registration and donation information. facebook.com/RTBcycle
May 20. Oregon Coast Crawler. Explore the coast by rail! The Oregon Coast Crawler embarks on a memorable eight-hour journey of exploration by a vintage train powered by a historic steam locomotive. Originating in the small fishing village of Garibaldi, this gorgeous and leisurely expedition affords panoramic views of both Tillamook and Nehalem Bays. Heading north the trains passes through Rockaway Beach and stops at Wheeler for an early waterside lunch. $20 general public, $12 children. 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. 306 American Avenue, Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-842-7972.
More Live Music, Future Events in Tillamook County
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.
May 6. Digital Art Workshop. Led by artist Wes Cropper. the workshop will focus on the basic parameters of digital arts, hardware, and software needed for different approaches, starting concepts, narrative content, specific images and goals, and flow of process. 10 a.m. $80. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org
May 17. Ricardo Cardenas. Chilean guitarist Ricardo Cardenas will pluck and strum classical and folk music with Latin flair. 3 p.m. North Tillamook Library, 571 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-6665.
May 20. Jonathan White. Writer, sailor, surfer and marine conservationist Jonathan White will discuss his book Tides, which was inspired by the loss of his own 65’ wooden schooner in the perilous waters off Alaska. 7 p.m. $7. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org
May 27. Brazilian Violin Trio. Hot stuff! Two American violinists team up with a fiery Brazilian guitarist for an evening of Latin music and gypsy jazz. 7 p.m. $20. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.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.
May 5 – 7. 17th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. If you can tear yourself away from the beach, take some time to investigate Cannon Beach’s many art galleries and their featured artists. Throughout Cannon Beach, Oregon. cbgallerygroup.com
May 5 – 28. Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. This giddy romantic comedy about a buttoned-down lawyer and his free-spirit bride takes place in a tiny Manhattan apartment with no heat, weird neighbors, and several long flights of stairs. $20-25. Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. Coaster Theatre, 108 N. Hemlock Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1242. coastertheatre.com
May 13. NW Author Series: Mindy Hardwick. Local writer Mindy Hardwick will share passages from her latest book Sweetheart Wedding, the third installment in her Cranberry Bay series. 2 p.m. Cannon Beach Library. 131 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
May 19 – 21. Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet notable authors, such as Lev Grossman (The Magicians) and Diana Abu-Jaber (Birds of Paradise), and attend presentations, book signings, and a keynote dinner presentation. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 206-914-1255. getlitatthebeach2017.eventbrite.com
May 25. History and Hops. On the last Thursday of each month, members of the Seaside Historical Society and Museum will discuss matters of historical interest at Seaside Brewing Company. 6 p.m. Free. Seaside Brewing Company. 851 Broadway Street. Seaside, Oregon. seasidebrewery.com
May 25. Seaside Aquarium 80th Anniversary. Admission prices will be rolled back to 1937 levels, with ten cents for kids and 15 cents for adults. Seaside Aquarium is on the Prom in Seaside. 503-738-6211
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.
May 5. Astoria School of Ballet: Peter & the Wolf and The Carnival of Animals. Aspiring dancers will hop, leap, and spin through two iconic classical music performances for children and young adults. 7 p.m. Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-5922. liberty-theater.org.
May 5 – 13. William Ham: This Show is Not Yet Titled. Prepare yourself for an evening of fast-paced parody, satire, and surrealism from radio personality William Ham. $10. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse, 129 W. Bond St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-6104.
May 12. Contra Dancing. Learn the basic moves with live music and dance caller Dave Ambrose. 7-10 p.m. Astoria Arts and Movement. 342 10th St. Astoria, Oregon. astoriaartsandmovement.com.
May 21. In Their Footsteps Lecture Series. This speaker series provides the public a valuable opportunity to meet scholars, authors, and artists. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people, and culture. 1 p.m. Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd. Warrenton, Oregon. 503-861-2471.
May 29 – Sept 30. Fort Stevens Historic Tours. Take a tour underground through a rare gun battery that also served as a World War II command center. Ride in the back of a period military truck and see the fortifications from a whole new perspective. Get a feel for what the inside of a military jail was like as you walk through one of the last brick-constructed guardhouses in the country. Fort Stevens, 100 Peter Iredale Road, Hammond, Oregon. 503-861-2000.
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