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Newport, Depoe Bay April, Spring Events

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

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

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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. 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.

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..

March 25 – 31 Spring Whale Watch: Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay and at Newport. Join volunteers various spots around Depoe Bay and Newport from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help you spot migrating whales. whalespoken.wordpress.com. 541-765-3304.

April 1. SOLVE Oregon Coast Spring Cleanup. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can register at one of 45 beach cleanup sites. List of cleanup sites: www.solveoregon.org or call Kaleen Boyle at 503-844-9571 x332.

March 31 – April 9. New Visions Arts: Riva Beside Me. Based on the autobiographical novel by Carla Perry, the play focuses on a girl from a dysfunctional Manhattan family coming of age in the 1960s. $18 adults, $16 students. Friday & Saturday 7 p.m Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.

April 1. Met Opera: Idomeneo. Screened in high-def, Idomeneo is an early operatic masterpiece with music written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. After being away 10 years to fight the Trojan War, the king of Crete returns home to find his son on the throne—and in love with a captive Trojan princess. 10 a.m. $21 general public, $18 seniors, $10 students. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.

April 6. Surfrider Foundation’s Surf ’n’ Stewardship Film Series. We’ve reached the 50-year anniversary of Oregon’s Beach Bill and to mark the occasion the Surfrider Foundation presents A Plastic Ocean, a movie about scientific efforts to rid the oceans of plastic. 6:30 p.m. Rogue Brewers on the Bay. 2320 SE Marine Science Drive. Newport, Oregon.

April 8. Marine Science Day. The Hatfield Marine Science Center will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and five government agency partners. Explore with interactive science displays presented by marine scientists and special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hatfield Marine Science Center. 2030 SE Marine Science Drive. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-0100. http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/.

April 14 – 30. Red Octopus Theater: Other Desert Cities. In Jon Robert Baitz’s drama, a wayward daughter returns home for Christmas with the announcement that she’s writing a memoir that includes some serious family secrets. $15 general public, $13 seniors, $10 students. Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.

April 16. Lady Rizo: Red, White & Indigo. Celebrated New York chanteuse and comedian Lady Rizo presents a deeply personal musical about her complicated feelings for America. 7 p.m. $25 general public, $20 student. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. coastarts.org

April 22. Met Opera: Eugene Onegin. A gorgeous opera filmed in high-def, Eugene Onegin has been called the “La Boheme of Russia,” with its story based on verse by Alexander Pushkin and music by P. Tchaikovsky. 10 a.m. $21 general public, $18 seniors, $10 students. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.

April 22 – 23. Crab Feed & Wooden Boat Show. Feast on fresh Dungeness and get a gander at an array of handcrafted vessels. Raffles, boat building, and a Ducky Derby will be part of the festivities. Depoe Bay Community Hall. 220 SE Bay St. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541-270-3944.

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