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Newport, Depoe Bay Summer, July Events Calendar

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

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Open Weekends: Coastal Tuscan Tasting Room, Newport. A kind of mini-wine bar and wine shop. It's called the Coastal Tuscan Tasting Room, featuring a small selection of wines in a lovely Oregon coast setting – right off Highway 101, near the Yaquina Bay Bridge in its historic Deco District. The tasting room will feature four to five wines for tasting from boutique and favorite wineries, which will change each month. The Coastal Tuscan Room is near Hwy 101, at 715 SW Hurbert St., Suite D – the first stop light north of the Yaquina Bay Bridge. 541-867-6621. www.stonecrestbb.com Part of Stone Crest Cellars BnB, south of Newport.

Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay.. Join state officials at the Depoe Bay seawall for help in spotting whales. Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon. www.whalespoken.org

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..

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Giant Pacific Octopus. Go behind the scenes on a popular encounter to shake an octopus’ hand … er, suckers. Learn about the exciting life of one of the most intelligent invertebrates on this planet. (No event on February 2.) Noon-1 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.

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.

Every Saturday-Sunday. Behind the Scenes Tours at the Aquarium. See how to vacuum in the water, make food for 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-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. $30 members, $35 nonmembers. 1:30-2 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.

June 28. Summer Nights Jazz. A summer evening celebration of jazz featuring original compositions and jazz classics including Latin, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz and swing hosted by Perpetua Jazz. The Lodge at Otter Crest. 301 Otter Crest Loop, Otter Rock, Oregon (between Newport and Depoe Bay). www.justjazzoregon.com

July 4. Oregon Coast Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tours. How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 20,000 animals everyday. The tour lasts 30 minutes. 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm. $10 members / $15 nonmembers. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.

July 4. Sea Lion and Seal Kisses. No trip to the Aquarium is complete without a fishy kiss from a sea lion or a Harbor seal. 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. Maximum number of participants per encounter: 10. To make your reservation, register online, call (541) 867-3474; or reserve with admissions staff on the day of your visit (if availability allows). 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.

July 4. History and Jazz at Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center. Enjoy a premium, exclusive seat to fireworks on the Bayfront as well as local jazz band Past Forward as part of a fundraiser event. 8 p.m. Admission to the fundraiser is $10 in advance for adults, $5 for kids (12 and under), available for purchase at The Burrows House Museum and The Maritime Center. Tickets at the door will be $15 for adults and $7.50 for kids. Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd., Newport. For more information, call 541-265-7509. www.oregoncoast.history.museum/

July 4. Newport Symphony Spectacular. 4 pm. Free, and general admission seating. Newport Intermediate School, 825 NE 7th St. Newport, Oregon. http://newportsymphony.org/

July 4. Fireworks over Yaquina Bay at dusk. A powerful and memorable experience as the mountain cause the explosions to bounce and echo in dramatic fashion. Visitor tips: drive across the bridge close to fireworks set off and you'll see boats fire off flares which wind up floating at eye level briefly. Best parking options are at South Beach. Newport chamber site, or see Newport, Oregon Virtual Tour, Map.

July 4. 4th of July Fun with Marine Discovery Tours. Join a party aboard the deluxe and spacious 65-foot Discovery from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Three-hour narrated harbor and river cruise that includes: pulling crab pots; red, white and blueberry shortcake with coffee, tea and cocoa. $65 Adults; $45 Youth (12 and under). 345 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-6200. www.marinediscovery.com/Marinediscoverytours.html

July 7. Summer Camp at Hatfield. How Science Works from 9 am to 11:30 am. You'll see how science works by performing different experiments in the lab and go out to the estuary to collect shore crabs for an outdoor racing experiment. Estuary Exploration goes from 1 – 3:30 pm, where you explore the Yaquina Bay estuary to discover the unique creatures that call the mud their home. Then do plankton tows and take specimens back to the lab to examine with microscopes. Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=957ff32787. Hatfield Marine Science Center is at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive. (541) 867-0226.

July 8. Summer Camp at Hatfield. Something Fishy from 9 am to 11:30 am. Explore fish anatomy by performing a salmon dissection. Them Bones is at 1 – 3:30 pm. Go on a marine mammal skeleton tour, followed by your chance to put together a 16-foot whale skeleton. Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=957ff32787. Hatfield Marine Science Center is at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive. (541) 867-0226.

July 9. Summer Camp at Hatfield. Our Working Waterfront at 9 am. Explore Newport's working waterfront by going on a dock walk tour of the fishing fleet. Flotsam Jetsam, & Wrack from 1 to 3:30. Poke around South Beach and investigate the wrack line and the natural and unnatural materials found there. Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=957ff32787. Hatfield Marine Science Center is at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive. (541) 867-0226.

July 10. Summer Camp at Hatfield. Engineering Energy from 9 – 11:30 am. Have you ever wondered how energy collection works? ROV Design Challenge is at 1 pm. See how Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) are used in scientific research. Then design and build your own ROV to complete underwater missions. Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=957ff32787. Hatfield Marine Science Center is at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive. (541) 867-0226.

July 11. Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo. Fun activities for everyone and lots to eat and enjoy. Barrel racing, carnival rides, pony rides, antique fire trucks, 4-H animal fair with domestic and creative exhibits. Lincoln County Fairgrounds. 633 NE 3rd Street. Newport, Oregon. 541.351.1160. www.townandcountryfair.com/scheduleforfriday.html

July 14. Sandgren Oregon Coast Paintout. Thirteen-day Plein Air Paintout. See there for more: http://www.eriksandgren.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2014-PaintOut-Schedule.pdf. 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Ona Beach, between Waldport and Newport.

July 14 to 17. Ocean of Opportunity is for ages 15 to 18 Explore a sea of marine careers as everyone meets a variety of scientists and collects data. Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm and cost is $175. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=07487cb0a8. Hatfield Marine Science Center is at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive. (541) 867-0226.

July 15. Sandgren Oregon Coast Paintout. Thirteen-day Plein Air Paintout. See there for more: http://www.eriksandgren.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2014-PaintOut-Schedule.pdf. 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Yaquina Head, Newport, Oregon.

July 17 and 18. National Theatre Live's "A Small Family Business." A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn ("Bedroom Farce," "A Chorus of Disapproval").Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive St. Newport, Oregon. www.coastarts.or. 541-265-ARTS (2787).

July 19. Newport Chamber Yo-Pros "Amazing Race. " An adventure where two person teams will solve clues, find locations, complete challenges and race throughout Newport, in order to cross the finish line. The completion of each challenge will earn you a clue to find the location of the next challenge. Throughout Newport, Oregon. 541-265-8801.

July 21 to 24. Inside Out Camp is for ages 13-14, Teens will learn about marine animals from the inside out as Hatfield staff conduct dissections, work with researchers to determine cause of death, and collect data on feeding habits of fish by analyzing stomach contents. Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm and cost is $175. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=07487cb0a8. Hatfield Marine Science Center is at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive. (541) 867-0226.

July 28-31. Forests to Sea for kids 11 to 12. Explore the Oregon coast from forests to the open ocean. Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm and cost is $175. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=07487cb0a8. Hatfield Marine Science Center is at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive. (541) 867-0226.

July 25. Plein Air Painting Workshop. Gain an understanding of painting landscapes outdoors on locations of Yaquina Bay near Toledo with Michael Gibbons for 3 full days. A skill many good painters find elusive. Finish with the touches that make a compelling subject. Individual attention with a limit of 10 students. 9 a.m. Gallery Michael Gibbons. 140 NE Alder St, Toledo, Oregon (just east of Newport). http://michaelgibbons.net

 

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