(Oregon Coast) – Along the beaches, as the daylight hours lessen, so do the hours that many businesses stay open. Museums, restaurants and stores all change their approach with the slow season, although there is at least one re-opening after a winter break.
Meanwhile, new theater fun is opening in Lincoln City.
Schedules for the historical museums of Lincoln County will change during the months of December and January. North Lincoln County Historical Museum in Lincoln City will be closed from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31 and reopen Feb. 1.
The Burrows House and Log Cabin museums of the Lincoln County Historical Society in Newport will be closed December 20 through January 4 and reopen January 5. The Waldport Heritage Museum of the Alsi Historical and Genealogical Society will be closed from December 14 through January 21 and reopen January 22.
The Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society in Toledo will continue their winter hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. except for Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1 when they will be closed.
Anne Hall, director of North Lincoln Historical Museum, will maintain office hours and monitor calls and e-mails. Tom Chandler can be reached on-site. Calls and e-mails at the other museums also will be checked but staff will not be on site.
North Lincoln County Historical Museum is located at 4907 SW Hwy. 101 in Lincoln City. The Lincoln County Historical Society, which includes the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums, is located at 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport. The Waldport Heritage Museum is located at 320 NE Grant St. in Waldport. The Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society is located at 100 NW A Street in Toledo.
Restaurant Beck in Depoe Bay is now open Wednesday through Sunday, 4:30 to close. 2345 S HWY 101. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541-765-3220. www.restaurantbeck.com.
In Seaside, Goose Hollow at the Cove has made some changes since the end of the summer season. They are now open Thursday through Sunday (closing at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday).
They have been closed for a winter break since December 3, but will reopen right after Christmas day, unlocking the doors on December 26.
Normal business hours will resume in the spring.
Goose Hollow at the Cove. 220 Avenue U. Seaside, Oregon. 503-717-1940.
Theatre West in Lincoln City is presenting their winter production of "Seniors of the Sahara,” a comedy by Barbara Pease Weber.
The play opens Wednesday December 30 (the night before their New Year’s Eve Gala). It runs through January 23 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and close promptly at 8 p.m.
“Seniors of the Sahara” is a magical romantic comedy set in a senior citizen retirement complex. It includes intrigue, humor and even an aging genie with a penchant for vodka and V8.
The director is Stina Seeger-Gibson. Stina is Artistic Director and a veteran actor and director at the theatre. She was recently seen as “Mother Superior” in “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin.
Cast in the play are Gail Gibson, Mary Bea Sakraida, Mary Larkin, Sherri Danielson, Wally Kohl, Tom Carlson and John Gibson.
Behind the scenes are Assistant Director, Cindy Martin; Stage Manager, Shelby Barton; Properties Mistress, Liz LaRocque; Lights and Sound, Michael Daley and Stage Crew, Bunny Stevens, Jeri Laski and Curtis Wagner.
Theatre West located at 3536 SE HWY. 101 in Lincoln City. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62 and up) and for students (over 12) and $7 for children 12 & under. A special group discount is available at $8 per ticket for groups of 10 or more with a pre-paid reservation.
The box office is open on show days at 2 p.m. Advance reservations are highly recommended due to the intimate seating capacity of 72. These can be made by calling (541) 994-5663. You are urged to leave a message and someone will call you back.