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N. Oregon Coast Preview: Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria Winter Events

Published 12/21/2019 at 5:35 AM PDT
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N. Oregon Coast Preview: Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria Winter Events

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(Seaside, Oregon) – The land up at the top of the Oregon coast keeps the winter fun momentum going with a bevy events around Cannon Beach, Seaside and Astoria. December, January and February bring a particular warmth to the region, with history, musicals, a unique winter Nordic market and that famed Fisher Poets gathering at the cusp of spring.

Get ready for a fun seasonal roster.

December 26. History and Hops: The History and Restoration of the Tourist 2 Ferry. Long before the Astoria-Megler bridge opened in 1966, a feisty riverboat captain faced off against the mighty railroad barons to open up transportation between Oregon and Washington. Presented by Steve and Kathleen Gleaves. 6 p.m. Free. Seaside Brewing Co. 851 Broadway St. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 717-5451. http://seasidebrewery.com/

December 27 – 31. Winter Whale Watch week. Volunteers are placed along dozens of high vantage points along the Oregon coast to help you spot whales. On the north Oregon coast and Washington coast you’ll find them at Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach and Cape Disappointment in Washington. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. WhaleSpoken.Wordpress.com.

December 31. New Year’s Eve Brewer’s Ball. Enjoy live music from the classic rock cover band Running With Sissors while enjoying SISU beer, a photo booth, contests and a balloon drop. This is a 21 and over event. $15 – $75. 9 p.m. Times Theatre and Public House. 133 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 739-7188. http://timestheatre.com/

January 3 - 5. Cat Show. Sponsored by the Emerald Cat Club out of Vancouver, WA (member of Cat Fanciers’ Association), the “CFA Allbreed Cat Show and Household Pet Competition.” Seaside Civic & Convention Center. 415 First Avenue. Seaside, Oregon. http://fliers.cfanorthwest.org/Emerald/

January 16. A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm. Winter lecture series will kick-off on Thursday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m. with a presentation by author and historian, John Dodge. Dodge will be talking about his latest book, “A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm.” The book is a non-fiction account of the strongest windstorm in West Coast recorded history. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than 50,000 homes and leveled enough trees to build a million homes. 4 p.m. Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. 1387 S. Spruce St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-9301.

January 31. Mother Son Dance. Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts and Mother Figures are all invited to attend this memory making event with a special young man (or young men) in their life. Live DJ, dessert, dancing, photo booth, and raffle prizes. 6 p.m. $25. Seaside Civic & Convention Center. 415 First Avenue. Seaside, Oregon. http://www.sunsetempire.com/. Hotels in Seaside - Where to eat - Seaside Maps and Virtual Tours

Astoria

January 11. Petty Fever, Tribute to Tom Petty. Liberty Theater. 7:30 p.m. 1203 Commercial Street. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-5922. http://libertyastoria.org

February 7 – 9. A Midsimmer Night's Dream, the Musical. 7 p.m. Astor Street Opry Company. 129 West Bond Street. Astoria, Oregon. http://asocplay.com. 503-325-6104.

February 15. Winter Nordic Market. Suomi Hall in Astoria will be filled with treasures and Nordic treats. The Auxiliary will be serving pannukakku and the coffee pot will be on. Admission is free. 10 a.m. 244 West Marine Dr. Astoria, Oregon. 503 791-7805.

February 28 – March 1. Fisher Poets Gathering. The Evening Reading Schedule begins downtown at 5 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. at seven venues: the Astoria Brewing Company, the Columbian Theater, Fort George Brewery, KALA, the Labor Temple Diner and Bar, the Liberty Theatre and the Voodoo Lounge. All sort of friendly revelry will follow at most: concerts, dances, singing circles, poetry slams and contests. Event buttons good for admission all weekend are $15, available at the door. Astoria, Oregon. http://www.fisherpoets.org/ Hotels in Astoria/Seaside - Where to eat - Astoria Maps and Virtual Tours







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