Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Clamming, Crabbing and Poetry Collide at Central Oregon Coast Venue

Published 04/16/2016 at 6:11 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

Photo: Clamming in Lincoln City

(Lincoln City, Oregon) – Poetry and the outdoors mix in an intoxicating way on the central Oregon coast in April and May, as Lincoln City's Driftwood Public Library hosts a major poet and not only lectures on crabbing and clamming but field trips as well. (Photo: Clamming in Lincoln City).

On April 23, the Driftwood Public Library ends its National Poetry Month festivities with a visit from poet Patrick Ryan Frank on that Saturday. Frank will teach a poetry workshop at 10 a.m., followed by a reading at 3 p.m. Pre-registration is requested for the workshop; those who are interested should contact Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney at kbrodbeck-kenney@lincolncity.org to register.

The reading is open to the general public and will take place in the Distad Reading Room at Driftwood Public Library.

May begins the library's eleventh year of its “Coastal Encounters” series of lectures. Each year the library invites a group of speakers and experts to present programs on their areas of interest. These presentations share a focus on coastal living, and presenters talk on a range of subjects from local history to activities both residents and visitors can enjoy on the Oregon coast.

Bill Lackner, who does regular presentations on clamming and crabbing, will visit the library on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. to speak about clamming on the Oregon coast. The clamming presentation will be followed by a trip with Bill to Siletz Bay to hunt purple varnish clams on Wednesday, May 11.

Bill will return with his annual presentation on crabbing on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a field trip to the North Shore of Siletz Bay to go crabbing on Wednesday, May 25.

On Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m., Doug Bradstreet, owner of Lincoln City store Prehistoric, will talk about fossils and dinosaurs.

The series will conclude on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. with a visit from Kay Myers, co-author of the perennially popular pocket guide Agates of the Oregon Coast. Myers will talk about agates and how to find and identify them.

While all four programs at the library are free, those interested in taking part in the clamming or crabbing field trips must purchase a harvester’s license from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. For the clamming trip, you will also need a clam bag and a clamming shovel. Shovels are available from Bill for $28 the night of the clamming lecture.

For the crabbing field trip, Bill recommends the Crab Max folding crab traps, which can be purchased from local retailers or directly from him for $30 each (cash please) at the lecture. Crabbers should also bring a crab measure and a large packet of chicken legs for bait. Those taking part in either of Bill’s field trips should also wear layered clothing, gloves, sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip-flops), be prepared for rain with appropriate gear, and bring a five-gallon bucket. Where to stay for this event - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour

Driftwood Public Library: second floor of the Lincoln City Civic Center at 801 SW Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1242. More about the area below, and at the Lincoln City Virtual Tour, Map.









 

More About Lincoln City Lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, saut�ed scallops.
Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss
Pacific City, Oregon

 


 


Coastal Spotlight

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

Video: Stunning Sights Around Oregon Coast's Depoe Bay Take Way More Than a Day
Cape Foulweather, Depoe Bay bridge, Rocky Creek, Boiler Bay and history, Otter Rock and Devil's Punchbowl
Some Chance of Aurora Borealis Above Oregon, the Coast Sunday, Monday
A different kind of storm watch has been issued for the skies above Oregon and the Oregon coast: a geomagnetic storm watch. Science
Video: Oregon Coast's Yaquina Head Natural Outstanding Area, Newport
Wandering Newport's Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is one of the most memorable pleasures of the Oregon coast. Science, history
Oregon Coast Drone Rules, Laws: Stay Away from Wildlife or Face Fines
All offshore rocks are refuges, rules for other areas. Yaquina Head, Newport, Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock
Minor Quake Off Oregon Coast Rattles Only Sensors, No Tsunami Alert Issued
Magnitude 4.1 offshore from the Oregon coast Tuesday at 7:14 p.m., no tsunami alert. Science
Where to Find Oregon Coast Rooms, Lodging for the Eclipse
For those looking for places to stay, you may have some better luck here. Summer
Deep Inside Oregon Coast's Yachats State Recreational Area: Fun, Facts, Features
Right behind downtown Yachats sits one of the Oregon coast's greatest treasures. Kids, travel tips
Blues Benefit and Barbecue Gives Central Oregon Coast Icon a Boost
Saturday, July 22 is the second annual Blues Benefit n' Barbecue at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Lincoln City events

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted