N. Oregon Coast Calendar: January, February - Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria Events
Various Mornings (low tides). Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Weather and tide permitting, staffers can be found on the beach throughout the year and on most low-tide mornings. Bird stations and spotting scopes, display tanks with microscopes, brochures and naturalists/interpreters. On the beach, by Haystack Rock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-8060.
Every Day: Seaside Aquarium. Open every day of the week. Feed seals, see all manner of sea life. Seaside Aquarium. Seaside, Oregon. www.seasideaquarium.com 503-738-6211.
Every Wednesday. Seaside Farmer’s Market. Shop for weekly groceries or just to sample fresh, local foods at the weekly Seaside Farmer’s Market. 3 p.m. The market is held in the Broadway Middle School parking lot, conveniently located just off Highway 101. 1120 Broadway St. Seaside, Oregon. sunsetempire.com. (503) 738-3311. http://www.seasidemarket.org.
Every Friday Through September. Couples Massage Instruction Workshop.For this 90-minute Experience, one partner will serve as the massage "receiver"; one partner will be the massage "giver" and under the direction of the massage therapist instructor. In this introduction to massage workshop, you will learn ways to communicate with your loved one, the general principles of massage, and multiple massage techniques using different parts of your body to avoid fatigue -- the number one complaint when giving a massage. 2 p.m. $87 per person. Sea Spell Massage. 115 W Nelchena St, Cannon Beach, Oregon. (541) 819-0579.
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 26 – 28. Holiday Foods Around the World. Visit participating Cannon Beach restaurants as they feature unique food and beverage specials highlighting many different countries and cultures. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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/ Website here.
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.
Every third Sunday, September through May. In Their Footsteps Speaker Series. Speakers and topics change each month. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Fort Clatsop. 92343 Fort Clatsop Road. Astoria, Oregon.
Every Third Thursday, Labor Temple. Cheap Whiskey and Dirty Jokes. Featuring talent from Portland and Seattle’s comedy scenes. 8 p.m. $5 cover charge. 21+ only. The Labor Temple Bar. 934 Duane St. Astoria, Oregon. https://www.facebook.com/labortemple/.
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/
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