Newport, Depoe Bay Fall, Winter November, December 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 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.
November 20. Yaquina Birders & Naturalists - Nature Talk. Bori Olla presents "Behavioral interactions within and beyond the coral reefs of Bonaire." 7 p.m. Free. Meeting Room of Central
Lincoln PUD in north Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2965. http://yaquina.info/ybn/
November 21 – December 7. Live Theater: "Young Frankenstein." The Porthole Players present a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks' classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive. Newport, Oregon. 541.265.2787
Saturday, November 22. Birds of Seal Rock and Beaver Creek field trip. Featuring international bird trip leader Eric Horvath. Seal Rock State Recreation Area. Between Newport and Waldport. 541-265-2965. http://yaquina.info/ybn/
November 27. 3rd Annual Newport Turkey Trot. Kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebration with fun and exercise! New this year - 15K race option. This year s event will include 5K Walk/Run, 10K Run, 15K Run and Kids Run. 9 a.m. Port of Newport Marina. 2120 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, Oregon.
November 28. Holiday Open House at Sandcastle Toys. 255 SW 9th St. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-1901 http://www.sandcastletoys.com/
December 5 - 7. Holiday House Christmas Craft Show. Holiday House has items that are homemade and juried. Includes Homemade Jams, candies, cookies, breads all freshly baked!! Quilted wall hangings, table runners, appliquÃ©d sweatshirts, dried apples, Christmas wreaths, lavender sachets and bundles, bath soaps, items with sea themes, jewelry, toys, aprons, tea towels, photography, Santa's angles, snowmen and ornaments. Friday and Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-3. Yaquina Bay Yacht Club. 750 SE Bay Blvd. 541-270-2256.
December 6. Lighted Boat Parade. Dozens of local boats decorated with festive lights parade along the historic bayfront. 5 p.m. Newport, Oregon. www.newportchamber.org
December 6. Whale of a Chrismas in Depoe Bay. Amidst festive decorations and carolers, the Depoe Bay Christmas tree is lit. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541 765-2889.
December 9. Literary Flicks - The Secret Garden. 1993 film based on the 1910 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It tells the story of ten year old Mary Lennox, an orphan who is sent to Misselthwaite Manor, a bleak English mansion owned by her uncle. 6:30 pm. Newport Public Library. 35 NW Nye St., Newport, Oregon.
December 10. 19th Annual Festival of Trees. Beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, visits with Santa, and special events all create a festive environment. 2 to 8 p.m. Enjoy carolers and refreshments as you meander among a forest of beautifully decorated trees. Suggested donation is $2 for children, $5 for adults, and $10 for a family. Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn. Hwy 101. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-1810.
December 13. Victorian Holiday at Yaquina Head. Parlor games, traditional Victorian crafts, musical performances, holiday treats, old-fashioned caroling, hot chocolate and decorating the tree. Get a discount at the gift shop for your holiday shopping. 10 a.m. Free. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. 750 Lighthouse Dr., Newport, Oregon.
December 13. Holiday Gala and Auction. 5:30 to 10 p.m. By reservation only. Savor the champagne social as you peruse the silent auction table to the music of the Bringetto Jazz Orchestra. Delight in a scrumptious buffet featuring prime rib, roasted salmon, and potato gnocchi before bidding on trees, experiences, and art during the live auction. $95 per person on or before December 1; $115 after that date. Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn. Hwy 101. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-1810.
December 14. Family Fun Day and visit from Santa. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s play time. Create at craft tables, enjoy student performances, visit Santa, and be merry at an event that is all about the kids. Suggested donation is $2 for children, $5 for adults, and $10 for a family. Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn. Hwy 101. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-1810.
December 16 and 17. Pink Martini Special Benefit Concert. This house jazz band gone hipster-classical has a large and devoted national following. Led by Thomas Lauderdale at the piano, Pink Martini has performed in many countries across several continents, bringing a better and more diverse vision of American life and music to the world. With Lauderdale’s interest in politics, the group often performs at fundraisers for various causes. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available to the general public for $55. Newport Sympony Orchestra. 777 W Olive St. Newport, Oregon. newportsymphony.org. 541) 265-ARTS.
December 20. Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Christmas Open House. Holiday festivities at the historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Activities for kids, storytelling and music. Noon. Admission is free. Yaquina Bay State Park, Newport, Oregon. 541-574-3129
December 27 – January 3. Whale Watch Week, Newport. "Whale Spoken Here" sites help visitors spot gray whales during the winter migration. In Newport sites are Cape Foulweather, Nye Beach, Yaquina Head. www.whalespoken.org.
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