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Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Oregon Coast Aquarium Gets Spooky This Weekend
Oregon) - It's time once again for the Oregon Coast Aquarium's annual
soiree of the sinister, Creatures of the Night. The Aquarium will close
at 4 pm and reopen with jack-o-lanterns lighting the way through the 16th
annual Creatures of the Night, the Aquarium’s annual Halloween Party,
Saturday, October 25, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Creatures of the Night offers a safe environment for a
fun family celebration featuring activities for all age groups including
games, fun, treats, frights, delights and costume contests. Each area
will be marked with signs designating "happy faces" for younger
children and “scary faces” for the more fearless. Young children
will find interactive games and activities in the main indoor galleries.
For older children there are spooky haunts lurking in the outdoor caves
and creatures hiding in the shadows of the nature trail.
This year’s theme, "Very Scary Karaoke"
will feature performances of nightmarish karaoke in the front courtyard
as Burning Truth, a fire dancing troupe, performs dazzling choreography
with flames. Sea Myths will be enacted within the indoor galleries and
the haunted caves outdoors will feature ghouls and goblins. The nature
trail will have a fairytale theme with the dark side of fairytale characters
and their friends. Ghost Pirates will perform at the entrance to Passages
of the Deep and the exit lobby will feature "Ghosts of the Coast"
stories by Andre' Hagestedt in the Gleason Room. Costume contest winners
will be chosen by a panel of judges and awarded prizes.
7 - 9 p.m. Andre’ Hagestedt, editor of BeachConnection.net
tells “Ghosts of the Coast” stories in the Gleason Room, Passages
of the Deep. Stories are ten minutes long each and begin at 7:15, 7:35,
7:55, 8:15 and 8:35
Games and activities throughout the evening
Eric Nepom with the Pirate Improv Theatre Show will perform
in the Theatre
7 - 9 p.m. Candy distribution as visitors leave
|The Oregon Coast Aquarium is filled with throngs of spooks, young
8 - 8:30 p.m. costume contest with a variety of categories
and age groups
Admission is free with donation of a new, unwrapped
toy or 2 items of non-perishable food items for Lincoln County Food Share
or pet food for Lincoln County Animal Shelter enter free. Without donation
adults pay $2 and kids $1. Creatures of the Night is sponsored in part
by Dennis P. McManus, CPA, Gastroenterology Specialists of Oregon, Western
Partitions, Inc., Georgia Pacific, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, Newport,
American Administrative Services and Oceana Natural Foods Cooperative.
Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport, Oregon. www.aquarium.org
Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s
and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a
double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck.
Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person
romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate
oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed,
fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family
reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect
to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly.
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at Cannon Beach. Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south
end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by
the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach
strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering
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Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly.
Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine
and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.
Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built
like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean
front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun
(nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent
smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood
burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive
book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet
breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select
rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch
Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
here for video of Dec. storm aftermath
Coast Best of Awards for the Year And the winners
are: best of Oregon coast restaurants, lodgings, science, odd events
in nature and stunning moments for 2007
Transformations of Oregon Coast Beaches Seasons change
and so do beaches, revealing different sides and a variety of eye-popping
Cool Ideas for Oregon Coast Romance Be it the season
of Valentine's or be it any time of the year, Oregon's coastline has
essentially cornered the market for cuddle-inducing possibilities and
gushy activities for the hand-holding set
or Night Mysteries and Merriment on Oregon Coast It's
more than just nightlife that comes to life, but the beaches offer major
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