September and October on Central Oregon Coast: Yachats, Depoe Bay, Newport Events
(Yachats, Oregon) – From a Fungi Festival to fishing festivals, a marathon to music possibilities, from writers’ workshops to spooky celebrations, there's much going on throughout September and October in Newport and nearby Yachats.
September 15. Toledo Wednesday Street Market. 10 a.m. Downtown Toledo, Oregon (just east of Newport). 541-336-2247, ext. 215
September 18. Newport Half Marathon. Course starts at Newport High School and ends at the Nye Beach parking lot. A short-street, street run then gravel road next to a scenic reservoir trail, and then to a low tide beach sand run. 8:30 a.m. $40 fee. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-3032. http://www.swimocac.org
September 18. Hands Across the Bridge. Meet at Fishermen's Memorial in Yaquina State Park. 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Newport, Oregon. 541-444-9618.
September 18. Kaboom Play Day. Fun games and service projects that celebrate and improve the play space at this venue. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Yachats Commons Playground. Hwy 101 & W 4th. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-4599.
September 18. Nye Beach Writer's Series: Willy Vlautin. Author and Portland musician. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. $5, free to students. Newport Visual Arts Center. 777 NW Beach Dr. Newport, Oregon.
September 19. Sunday in the Park. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541-765-2889.
September 19. Ghoul from the Tidal Pool. A production of the Yachats International Film Festival (YIFF). Locally-grown spoof of the 1950s horror movies stars dozens of Yachatians and pseudo-Yachatians. 3 p.m.. Free. Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. Yachats, Oregon.
September 25. A Day in the Garden with Music and Art. Music, vendors selling and demonstrating various art forms, plants from the garden for sale, a silent auction. Speakers presenting talks on the history of Yachats. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yachats Little Log Church Garden, W 3rd & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3786.
September 25. Third Annual Jellyfish Jubilee. Elegant celebration of food and wine benefiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium's exhibits and programs. 6 p.m. Admission $100. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
October 1 – 3. 7th Annual Jazz at Newport. A large variety of jazz players, singers at venues throughout town. Artists include Rosanna Vitro, Todd Strait, Randy Porter, Swing Shift, Hallie Loren and more. Newport, Oregon. www.jazzatnewport.org 888-701-7123.
October 1 & 2. Oregon Coast Cupcake Camp. Show off your culinary skills, learn new techniques; classes from Celebrity Pastry Chefs from all over U.S. Newport, Oregon. 541-961-4626.
October 5. Writing for Children with Dale Basye. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Newport Public Library. 35 NW Nye Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-765-2383 or 541-961-6728.
October 8. The Rocky Horror Show, performed by Red Octopus Theatre. 7 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787
October 9. Archeology Lecture, by Phyllis Steeves. 7 p.m. Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy 101 & W 5th. Yachats, Oregon.
October 10. Annual ''U-Da-Man'' 2010 Fishing Tournament. Proceeds donated to enhancement efforts of Yaquina Bay. $30 per angler. Prize money: $200 - $500. 5:45 a.m. - 03:45 p.m. South Beach Marina, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-9275.
October 15-17. Yachats Village Mushroom Fest. Mushroom cuisine, markets, mushroom art workshops, forest walks, guided mushrooms walks, exhibits, live music, wine tasting – and food throughout town. Yachats Commons, Cape Perpetua and Various Businesses in Yachats, Oregon. 800-929-0477, 547-3530.
October 22-23. Yachats Guitar Fest. An evening of acoustic guitar music. 6 p.m. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 5th. Yachats, Oregon.
October 24. Charity Open House. Tour the "Green" round house, 1010 Hanley Dr. A benefit for the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy 101 & W 5th. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-4599.
October 30. Ghoul from the Tidal Pool. A production of the Yachats International Film Festival (YIFF). Locally-grown spoof of the 1950s horror movies stars dozens of Yachatians and pseudo-Yachatians. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at 7 p.m. Free. Yachats Commons Auditorium, Hwy 101 & W 5th St. Yachats, Oregon.
October 30. Halloween Harvest Festival. 10 a.m. Various spooky and scientific events. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
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