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Every First Thursday of the Month – Yachats Big Band, at the Yachats Commons. Couples, families and singles are invited to dance to the Big Band Classics of Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others. Alcohol- and smoke-free; light refreshments. 7 – 9 p.m. $5 donation for adults, kids free. Yachats Commons, at 441 N. Coast Hwy 101 (between 4th and 5th on Hwy 101) Yachats, Oregon. 541-265-2514.

Wine Tasting at The Wine Place, each Saturday. For a complete wine tasting schedule call (541) 547-5275.

Third Thursday of Each Month. Yachats Movie Night. Free movies. Yachats Commons Auditorium, W 4th & Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon.

First Tuesday of Each Month. Yachats Scrabble Night. Bring your own Scrabble board if you have one, although not necessary. 5:30-7 p.m. Yachats Public Library. Yachats, Oregon.

Every Tuesday. Salsa Class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Community welcome for beginners and advanced salsa dancing. Yachats Commons Multi-Purpose Room. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon.

Every Thursday. Open Mic Variety Show. Musicians, singers, poets, performing artists of all kinds. 6-8 p.m. Ona. 131 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon.

Every Saturday. Live music at the Yachats Underground Pub. 125 Ocean View Dr. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-4600.

Every Wednesday. Rhythm Weavers Drumming. 7-9 p.m. Yachats Commons Meeting Room #3. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon.

Every Monday. Ping Pong. 7-9 p.m. Yachats Commons Meeting Room #8. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3565.

Every Wednesday. Rhythm Weavers Drumming. 7-9 p.m. Yachats Commons Meeting Room #3. 441 Hwy 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3565.

Every Sunday. Yachats Farmer's Market. Offers locally grown organic produce and plants and locally made natural crafts. Watch for special events in conjunction with the market. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-961-3295.

Every Saturday. Saturday Afternoon Tea Service. Holiday tea service each Saturday, including organic housemade treats and tea. The first tea service (Nov 28) will include a reading of A Child's Christmas in Wales, a prose work by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. 2 p.m. Alder Bistro. 160 W 2nd St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3420.

November 27-29. Galleries Open House. Earthworks, Touchstone, Wave & Dancing Dogs Pottery all celebrate the ninth annual GreenHouse Market Place Holiday Open House. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries are located at the north edge of Yachats. 2118 & 2222 Hwy 101. 541-547-4121.

December 3. Yachats Big Band Dance/ Swing to the sound of this 17-piece band. $5 suggested donation for adults; children under 12 free. 7 p.m. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 and W 4th St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-4252.

December 4 – 6. 88th annual Yachats Ladies Club Holiday Bazaar. Crafts made by Ladies Club members include handknit items, aprons, quilts, afghans, wall hangings, home decor, more. Lunch on Saturday with famous Ladies Club pies. 10 a.m. Quilt raffle drawing at 2 pm on Sunday. Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd and Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon.

December 5. “Cougar Encounter” at 2 p.m. Siuslaw National Forest Interpretive Specialist Dave Thompson retells a personal encounter he had with a mountain lion while working for a national park in California. Along the way, audience members will learn interesting facts about this secretive and often maligned animal. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3289.

December 5. Breakfast with Santa. Includes all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, choice of ham or sausage, milk, tea, or coffee. Crafts and presents for kids, photos with Santa. Tickets at the door: $7 individuals; $15 families. Yachats Lions Hall. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-5171.

December 6. Five Course Brewers Dinner Event. Yachats Brewing and Farm store. Local, organic, delicious, five-course meal with beer pairings. Limited seating. $75/person. 4 p.m. 541-547-3884 (reservations required). 348 Hwy 101 N. Highway 101, Yachats, Oregon.

December 11. 30th Annual Yachats Winter Celebration Opening Ceremony. Official declaration of the opening of Yachats Winter Celebration followed by a brief talk by Mary Claire Crook about winter celebrations around the world. Starts at 7 p.m., includes Sweet Adelines, refreshments. Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon.

December 12. Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble, annual Winter Holiday concert. Holiday favorites, show tunes and classical transcriptions, and some ancient Yuletide caroling. Admission is $5; contributions to Food Share are welcome. 2 p.m. Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 at W 4th St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-563-7642.

December 12 at 2 p.m. Beauty from the Beast. The same geological forces that threaten our lives with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions also nourish our spirits by forming spectacular mountains, valleys and coastlines. Dr. Bob Lillie, emeritus professor of geosciences at Oregon State University, will share the science behind the scenery. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3289.

December 12 – 13. 20th annual Victorian Christmas Open House, Heceta Light Keepers' House. About 14 miles south of Yachats, the famed lighthouse keeper's house will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and Oregon State Parks volunteers will offer historic tours of the lighthouse. 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Parking fee $3 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. Near Florence, Oregon. (541) 547-3696.

December 13. Community Christmas Concert, by the Chancel Choir, Handbells, Organ and Folk Ensemble. 2 p.m. Free-will donations will go to South Lincoln Resources. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W 7th St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3400.

December 19. Winter Solstice Night Bonfire. The Yachats Academy of Arts & Sciences will sponsor a community bonfire. Refreshments; and musical entertainment is likely. Free, but donations accepted. 4 p.m. Held in the Pavilion behind the Yachats Commons building, W 4th St & Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon.

December 19 at 2 p.m. “Old-Growth Forest Hikes.” Learn about the characteristics and ecology of coastal old-growth forests during a ranger-led hike. All ages and hiking abilities welcome. No RSVPs necessary. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3289.

December 19 – 20. 20th annual Victorian Christmas Open House, Heceta Light Keepers' House. About 14 miles south of Yachats, the famed lighthouse keeper's house will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and Oregon State Parks volunteers will offer historic tours of the lighthouse. 4:00 - 7:00 pm. Parking fee $3 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. Near Florence, Oregon. (541) 547-3696.

December 24. Calling All Kids for Gingerbread! Alder Bistro will offer (free) instruction and a hands-on opportunity for children up to age twelve to construct and decorate a gingerbread house. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 3 p.m. 160 W 2nd St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3420.

December 27 – 31. Winter Whale Watch Week. Whale watch interpreters will be at the Cape Perpetua Visitors' Center and Cook's Chasm. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Just south of Yachats, Oregon.

January 1. 6th annual New Year's Peace Walk. Join the Yachats Trails Committee and fellow trekkers for an invigorating 6-mile round trip walk from the Commons to the Amanda trail and statue where the group will offer blessings for peace in the New Year. 10 a.m. Yachats, Oregon. 541.547.3640 or lsven@peak.org.


December 13. Santa Claus is coming to the Oregon Coast Military Museum. Bring your kids to talk to Santa and receive a treat. 10 a.m. 2145 Kingwood Street. Florence, Oregon. (541)902-5160.

December 13. Applacian Winter Christmas Cantata & Concert. Concert by 30-member chorus. 2 p.m. $10; children free. Florence Events Center. Florence, Oregon. 541 902-8567.

December 17. Jazz Kings Christmas - Swinging on a Star. Emerald City Jazz Kings in Christmas swing configuration. Tickets are $30adults, $27 college student with ID, $15 youth (under 18) available at FEC box office or online at www.eventcenter.org. 7:30 p.m.

December 15. Eugene Ballet - The Nutcracker. Hundreds of young dancers join the company to tell this beloved story with its grand adventures taken by Clara and Hans. 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.eventcenter.org or by calling the events center at 541-997-1994. Adults $30, youth under 18 $10.

December 18. Poison Pen Players Present: Dead in the Sled. Poison Pen Players are back with another hilarious murder mystery comedy. 7 p.m. $40 per person. Three Rivers Casino & Resort.


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