N. Oregon Coast Calendar Spring - 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.
Every Sunday. Astoria Sunday Market. Up to 200 vendors each week, the Astoria Sunday Market offers locally-made products that have been hand-crafted, grown, created or gathered by the farmers, craftspeople and artisans. 10 a.m. Astoria, Oregon.
Every Saturday, Sunday. Seaside Beach Discovery Program. Displays, creatures, touch tank, microscopes, wave tank, magnetic sticks, pamphlets, field guides, shells, and more. Plenty for people to discover. Weather permitting. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On the beach in front of Seaside Aquarium. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6211.
Every Wednesday. Seaside Farmers Market. Shop for weekly groceries or just to sample fresh, local foods. 3 p.m. Broadway Middle School Parking Lot. 1120 Broadway St. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311. sunsetempire.com
Every Tuesday. Blues-n-Burgers. 2 for $22. 4 p.m. T. Paul's Supper Club. 360 12th Street, Astoria, Oregon.
May 5 – 7. 17th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival. If you can tear yourself away from the beach, take some time to investigate Cannon Beach’s many art galleries and their featured artists. Throughout Cannon Beach, Oregon. cbgallerygroup.com
May 5 – 28. Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. This giddy romantic comedy about a buttoned-down lawyer and his free-spirit bride takes place in a tiny Manhattan apartment with no heat, weird neighbors, and several long flights of stairs. $20-25. Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. Coaster Theatre, 108 N. Hemlock Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1242. coastertheatre.com
May 13. NW Author Series: Mindy Hardwick. Local writer Mindy Hardwick will share passages from her latest book Sweetheart Wedding, the third installment in her Cranberry Bay series. 2 p.m. Cannon Beach Library. 131 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
May 19 – 21. Get Lit at the Beach: A Gathering for Readers. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet notable authors, such as Lev Grossman (The Magicians) and Diana Abu-Jaber (Birds of Paradise), and attend presentations, book signings, and a keynote dinner presentation. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 206-914-1255. getlitatthebeach2017.eventbrite.com
May 25. History and Hops. On the last Thursday of each month, members of the Seaside Historical Society and Museum will discuss matters of historical interest at Seaside Brewing Company. 6 p.m. Free. Seaside Brewing Company. 851 Broadway Street. Seaside, Oregon. seasidebrewery.com
May 25. Seaside Aquarium 80th Anniversary. Admission prices will be rolled back to 1937 levels, with ten cents for kids and 15 cents for adults. Seaside Aquarium is on the Prom in Seaside. 503-738-6211
May 5. Astoria School of Ballet: Peter & the Wolf and The Carnival of Animals. Aspiring dancers will hop, leap, and spin through two iconic classical music performances for children and young adults. 7 p.m. Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-5922. liberty-theater.org.
May 5 – 13. William Ham: This Show is Not Yet Titled. Prepare yourself for an evening of fast-paced parody, satire, and surrealism from radio personality William Ham. $10. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse, 129 W. Bond St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-6104.
May 12. Contra Dancing. Learn the basic moves with live music and dance caller Dave Ambrose. 7-10 p.m. Astoria Arts and Movement. 342 10th St. Astoria, Oregon. astoriaartsandmovement.com.
May 21. In Their Footsteps Lecture Series. This speaker series provides the public a valuable opportunity to meet scholars, authors, and artists. Join the conversation and be inspired by history, people, and culture. 1 p.m. Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd. Warrenton, Oregon. 503-861-2471.
May 29 – Sept 30. Fort Stevens Historic Tours. Take a tour underground through a rare gun battery that also served as a World War II command center. Ride in the back of a period military truck and see the fortifications from a whole new perspective. Get a feel for what the inside of a military jail was like as you walk through one of the last brick-constructed guardhouses in the country. Fort Stevens, 100 Peter Iredale Road, Hammond, Oregon. 503-861-2000.
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