Oregon Coast Events Calendar: Seaside, Cannon Beach in Winter
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) - The stage is set for a nice bundle of holiday events throughout December, but January and February continue with some fab music performances on the north Oregon coast. The holiday season boasts some fantastic jazz and some tea shindigs, while there’s a stunning authors symposium in January that spotlights Martin Luther King and some clam chowder. Seaside and Cannon Beach continue hopping for a while. (Above: Ecola State Park)
December 4, 11 and 18. Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage. The Seaside Museum & Historical Society presents their annual Gingerbread Tea on the first three Saturdays in December, each year. Tea times are from 2 - 4 p.m. Butterfield Cottage, 570 Necanicum Dr. 503-738-7065 www.seasidemuseum.org
December 4. David Friesen Trio – Breast Cancer Benefit. Famed jazz bassist who lives in Portland performs with musicians Greg Goebel and Charlie Doggett. Buffet dinner and concert $30. 6:30 p.m. Cannon Beach Community Hall. 207 N Spruce St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1539.
December 8. A Holiday Open House. Holiday Songs, appetizers and treats. Free Digital Photos With Santa. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cannon Beach Children’s Center, Cannon Beach, Oregon.
December 15. Cannon Beach Reads. Cannon Beach Library book club meets monthly to discuss a book chosen by members. The club meets every third Wednesday of the month. New members are welcome. It is not necessary to have read the book to join. 7 p.m. Cannon Beach Library. 1387 South Spruce Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503.436.9301
January 14 – 15. 27th QCED Barbershop Quartet Cabaret. Various events – various costs. Many ticket prices between $15 - $20. Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6391.
January 28-30. Cannon Beach Arts Symposium – Author Taylor Branch. Pulitzer Prize winning author of “Myths and Miracles of America in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Years.” $120 Symposium registration fee includes round-trip by tour bus in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of the Freedom Rides, departing from Portland, Oregon’s Union Station at noon on Friday, January 28, and arriving at Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce for a clam chowder and chili feed from 2 – 4 p.m. Travel from the chamber to your individual lodging establishment by prearranged
January 29. Carolyn Cruso. Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer. She has toured widely in both the United States and Europe, as well as producing eight CDs during that time. She is equally at home on hammered dulcimer, flute, guitar and vocals and performs a diverse array of original tunes and songs as well as traditional material. 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $7 for adults and $2 for children. Cannon Beach History Center. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
February 26. Elizabeth Nicholson, Portland, Oregon-based Celtic harp player, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. Counted among America’s foremost interpreters of traditional Irish dance music for harp. 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $7 for adults and $2 for children. Cannon Beach History Center. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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