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Oregon Coast Calendar: Spring Events for Pacific City, Tillamook, Rockaway, Manzanita
(Tillamook, Oregon) - As spring gives way to summer, the north Oregon coast begins to buzz with activity. The Cape Meares Lighthouse has again opened up to tourists, festivals and outdoor markets begin to pop up and music and outdoor events are more prominent.
You’ll find them throughout Tillamook County, in Manzanita, Wheeler, at the Nehalem Bay Winery, Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi, Bay City, Tillamook, Cape Meares, Hebo and Pacific City.
LIVE MUSIC AT SAN DUNE TAVERN, Manzanita. Call for schedule. Laneda Ave. (503) 368-5080.
Every Sunday. Radio Control Helicopters. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. North County Recreation District. 36155 9th Street. Nehalem, Oregon. 503-368-7008.
April 1. Cape Meares Lighthouse re-opens on April 1 Open through October 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (weather permitting). Cape Meares, Oregon – just west of Tillamook. 503-842-2244.
April 18. Manzanita Writers Series. Author Willa Schneberg reads. Local authors sign up to read for 5 minutes after Willa, 9 readers max. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-8161.
April 19. Artful Breakfast. Monthly all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at BCAC. Great food created by great people for a great cause. 8 a.m. – noon. $5 non-members; $4 members. Bay City Arts Center, 5th and A, Bay City, Oregon. 503-377-9620.
April 20 – 26. Liberty Belle Bomber on display. Liberty Foundation's historic Boeing B-17G bomber sets down. Board the plane for an additional $5 – take a 30-minute flight for $430. Once airborne, passengers will be free to move about the airplane and go to the various crew positions (nose, cockpit, Bombay, radio room and waist gunner stations). Tillamook Air Museum. 6030 Hangar Rd. Tillamook, Oregon.
Through April 21. Art Show. "Plethora of Plates" presented by Manzanita Creative Arts Council. Unique, one-of-a-kind plates created by local artists. Call for hours. Plate sale proceeds benefit MCAC scholarship fund. 194 Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3310.
April 23. Acoustic Jam Session. Bring out your talents to share with the community. Styles range from folk, bluegrass, to Celtic, jug band and beyond. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy the evening. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free of charge. Contact Jane Dunkin 503-368-3538, Mike Stanley 503-436-1266. Manzanita, Oregon. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.
April 24 – 25. Netarts Community Club 9th Annual Spring Rummage Sale. Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Netarts Fire Hall, 5th St. Loop, Netarts, Oregon. Jacky Carpenter 503-842-4306.
April 25. Writing Workshop. "The Healing Power of Writing" with Gail Balden. Explore the transformative & healing power of writing Center for Contemplative Arts. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuition $60; deposit required. Underhill Plaza, Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-7807.
April 26. Live Music. Kathryn Claire,
singer, songwriter. Family concert, performing songs from her new CD:
Kinderqueen. 2 p.m. $5 - $10 per family. Hoffman Center Annex, 594 Laneda,
Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846.
Through November 2. Historical Exhibition. Oregon at Statehood: “Local legends, Lifestyles and Lincoln.” Showcases life on Tillamook Bay in the decades surrounding statehood in 1859, also features retrospective of Abraham Lincoln's life. Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission at the door. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. 2106 2nd Street, Tillamook, Oregon 503-842-4553. www.tcpm.org.
May 1. “Taste of Italy” Italian Dinner & Silent Auction. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults $8, children $6. under 12 free. Nazarene Church, 2611 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-7472.
May 2. Oregon Hunters Banquet. Tillamook
County Fairgrounds. Glenice Smith 503-842-2475. Tillamook, Oregon.
May 2. Concert. Oregon Symphony Plays Side by Side with local musicians. Presented by Monday Musical Club of Tillamook. 7 p.m. Advanced tickets $20 - $17 (18 and under), tickets at the door $25 -$20 (18 and under). Tillamook High School Gym, 2605 12th Street, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-2078.
May 2. Festival. 2nd Annual Pacific City Cinco
de Mayo Festival. Mexican food, vendors, children's activities,
music, singers, dancers, evening concert. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. $15, Kiwanda
Community Center, Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-2204.
May 6. Work Party at Alder Creek. Join volunteers on native plant propagation, planting, caging, invasive plant removal, and many other stewardship tasks. Weekly Stewardship Work Parties at Alder Creek. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon. Contact Lower Nehalem Community Trust. 503-368-3203. Nehalem, Oregon.
May 7 – 8. 13th Annual Farm Fest.
9 a.m. Tillamook County Fairgrounds, Sue Durrer Dairy Barn. Orella Chadwick
503-842-6036. Tillamook, Oregon.
May 12. Acoustic Jam Session. Bring out your talents to share with the community. Styles range from folk, bluegrass, to Celtic, jug band and beyond. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy the evening. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free of charge. Contact Jane Dunkin 503-368-3538, Mike Stanley 503-436-1266. Manzanita, Oregon. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.
May 14. Acoustic Jam Session. Bring out your talents to share with the community. Styles range from folk, bluegrass, to Celtic, jug band and beyond. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy the evening. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free of charge. Contact Jane Dunkin 503-368-3538, Mike Stanley 503-436-1266. Manzanita, Oregon. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.
May 15. North Oregon Coast Law Enforcement & TLC Mustangs & Fords Club 9th Annual Cruise-In. In support of Special Olympics & Law Enforcement Torch Run. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Downtown Tillamook, Oregon. (Main Avenue will be closed for this event). 503-842-2522.
May 16. “Paws in the Rain”
4-H Dog Show. Tillamook Fairgrounds, Aufdermauer Arena. 503-842-8967.
May 16. Manzanita Writer’s Series. Author April Henry reads. After April reads, local authors sign up to read for 5 minutes, 9 readers max. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon 503-368-8161.
May 16-17. Kite Festival. Rockaway Beach Wayside. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-355-8108.
May 17. Monday Musical presents “Tom Rigney
& Flambeau”. 2 p.m. Don Whitney Auditorium. Tillamook,
Oregon. 503-842-2078. www.MondayMusicalClub.com.
May 23. Nehalem Bay Winery Memorial Weekend Blues Festival. 6 p.m. Tasting room open 9-6, (cost for beer & wine). Bands TBA. Nehalem Bay Winery, 34965 Hwy 53, Nehalem, Oregon. 888-368-9463.
May 23. Rockaway Beach Pancake Breakfast.
St. Mary’s by the Sea, Rockaway, Oregon. 503-355-0732.
May 31. Concert. North Oregon Coast Symphony featuring local community member musicians. 3 p.m. $10 admission at the door, children 12 and under free accompanied by an adult. Tillamook United Methodist Church, 3808 12th Street, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-368-7160.
June 6. Free Fishing Day. 8 a.m. to noon,
8 yrs old and younger; noon to 3:30 p.m. 9 yrs old and older. Trask River
Hatchery. 15020 Chance Road, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-4090.
June 20. Manzanita Writers Series. Author
Jan Baross reads. After Jan reads, local authors sign up to read for 5
minutes, 9 readers max. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Hoffman Center,
594 Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon 503-368-8161.
June 27. Tillamook June Dairy Festival. Children’s Parade at 10:30 a.m., Grand Parade at 11 a.m. Downtown Tillamook. 503-812-0591.
June 27. Tillamook Rose Planting Festival.
Portland Royal Rosarians. 10 a.m. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. 2106
Second Street. Carol Brown, Director 503-842-4553.