N. Oregon Coast Calendar Spring - April, May Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria Events
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.
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.
April 11 – 22. 12 Days of Earth Day in Cannon Beach, happening, all over town. This multi-faceted celebration will offer numerous environmentally-focused opportunities for community members and visitors. One of the highlights is the festivities in honor of tufted puffins returning to Haystack Rock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-8060, www.TwelveDaysofEarthDay.com.
April 18. Listening to the Land: Life in the Intertidal Zone. A talk with Melissa Keyser, Program Coordinator at the Haystack Rock Awareness Program. 6 p.m. Free. Seaside Public Library. 1131 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. necanicumwatershed.org. 503-717-1458.
April 20 – 21. Seaside Music Fest. A variety of premier original live music for visitors and locals alike. Includes The Shivas, Speaker Minds, Jenny Don’t and the Spurs, Candace and Bitchin’, Y La Bamba, 1939 Ensemble, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Abronia, Rilla and Boone Howard. $15 - $25. Seaside Elk’s Lodge. 324 Avenue A. Seaside, Oregon. https://www.musicfestseaside.com/. (503) 717-1914.
April 20 – 22. ACBL American Regional Bridge Tournament. The American Contract Bridge League is the North American organization of duplicate bridge players. ACBL members compete in tournaments and duplicate bridge clubs. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. acbld20.org. (503) 738-8585.
April 20. Lunch in the Loft with Tabitha Blankenbiller. Author of Eats of Eden at Beach Books. Eats of Eden is a trip into the memory, into the stomach, and into the heart of every woman. $25 includes catered lunch and signed copy of the book. 12 p.m. RSVP to 503-738-3500. Beach Books. 616 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. beachbooks37.com.
April 20 and 21. Coaster Theatre Presents: Noises Off. A farce about putting on a farce, provides comedic insight in the onstage and backstage challenges of opening a show involving highly improbable events, misunderstandings and mistaken identities. 3 p.m. $20 - $25. Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 180 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1242. coastertheatre.com.
May 19. Spring Downtown Wine Walk. Over twenty participating wineries will sell unopened bottles, allowing visitors to take home their favorite new find. Most of the wineries charge a small tasting fee, making it an inexpensive way to experience new wines and also see what downtown Seaside has to offer. The event will also include live music in several venues, complimentary appetizers, and a prize drawing. 1 p.m. $15. Throughout Seaside, Oregon. (503) 717-1914. seasidedowntown.com.
April 22. PAC Stars of Tomorrow Spanish Opera. University of Oregon Student Opera Ensemble: Stars of Tomorrow! “Olé! A Celebration of Spanish Lyric Opera and Zarzuelas.” These young singers will present a range of operas, zarzuelas, and songs from the Spanish lyric stage. Free - suggested donation: $10. 3 p.m. Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center. 16th and Franklin in Astoria, Oregon. cascadiaconcertopera.org.
April 27 – 29. Astoria / Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival. Dozens of food and wine vendors. Big roster of entertainment includes: Aram, singer-songwriter, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist; Tony Smiley; Jessa Campbell. Clatsop County Fair & Expo Center on Highway 202 about 4 miles from the junction of Highway 101 in Astoria, Oregon. www.astoriacrabfest.com.
April 26. Oregon Brass Quintet. The Oregon Brass Quintet has been in residence at the University of Oregon since the early 1970’s. Comprised of the brass faculty members from the UO School of Music and Dance, the OBQ promotes brass chamber music in its region through clinics, educational programs, and recitals. 7 p.m. The Liberty Theatre. Astoria, Oregon. www.libertyastoria.org.
April 28. Who Was York? Screening and Lecture. Videographer and executive director of the Astoria International Film Festival, Ron Craig shows and discusses his documentary Who Was York – about the black member of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery. 2 p.m. Free. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. 115 SE Lake St. Ilwaco, Washington (just north of Astoria). columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org.
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