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Oregon Coast Spring Events
LIVE MUSIC AT SAN DUNE TAVERN, Manzanita. Call for schedule. Laneda Ave. (503) 368-5080. www.sandunepub.com
LIVE MUSIC AT NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Newport. Various live shows, concerts and theater productions. Usually in a concert setting, this can be classical, jazz to reggae and rock festivals, along with musicals. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. Website here.
See here for Lincoln City bar live music listings.
See here for Tillamook County live music listings.
June 8 – 17. A Nice Family Gathering - Last Resort Players. Phil Olson’s A Nice family Gathering, presented by Last Resort Players, has been described by National Public Radio (NPR) as “Garrison Keillor meets ‘Topper’ by way of ‘Fargo.’ ” Directed by Judy Adams Kaplan, this award-winning family comedy is putting lots of the fun back into this dysfunctional family gathering. At the same time funny and full of heart, audiences may recognize elements of their own family life in this well-constructed little pearl of a play. 7 p.m. (some 2 p.m. matinees). Tickets are $18. Florence Events Center. Florence, Oregon. www.eventcenter.org.
June 14. Feria - An Evening of Flamenco. Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show to Class Act Theatre in Florence for one night only. An evening of Spanish Flamenco music and dance featuring dancer Savannah Fuentes, guitarist Pedro Cortes, and singer/percussionist Jose Moreno. 8 p.m. Class Act Theatre. 509 Kingwood Street. Florence, Oregon. 541-991-3773. www.catproductions.org/
June 24. National Beach Cleanup Tour “Do It For The Beaches.” Ocean Blue Project focuses on cleaning the ocean and creating awareness to reduce the use of plastic. We are collecting microplastic fragments on every visit to the Oregon Coast year round. This project is a community effort and all Oregonians are asked to participate. 1 p.m. Florence, Oregon. www.oceanblueproject.org/beachcleanuptour.html.
Ongoing in Yachats:
Every First Thursday of the Month – Yachats Big Band, at the Yachats Commons. Couples, families and singles are invited to dance to the Big Band Classics of Glen Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others. Alcohol- and smoke-free; light refreshments. 7 – 9 p.m. $5 donation for adults, kids free. Yachats Commons, at 441 N. Coast Hwy 101 (between 4th and 5th on Hwy 101) Yachats, Oregon. 541-265-2514.
Every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 7 am to 9 am. Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, S end of the Waldport Bridge. Waldport, Oregon. 541-563-2002.
Every Day. Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. Features nature films, roving interpreters and summertime naturalist led walks and talks. The walks depart from the Visitors Center for old-growth coastal rain forest or for marine gardens. Walk with a Ranger every Monday at noon. Center hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, May – Sept. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily Mar, Apr, Oct. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri-Tues, Nov – Feb. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-3289.
Every Third Sunday. Open Mic Night: music, poetry, prose, performance - held from 7 pm to 9 pm. Green Salmon Coffee & Tea. 220 Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon.
Daily: Beaver Creek Kayak Tours. They begin at the Beaver Creek Welcome Center, located 1.2 miles east of Hwy 101. Beaver Creek Road is between milepost 148 and 149 on Hwy 101 directly across from Ona Beach State Park (about 15 miles north of Yachats). Tour length is four hours total, with an estimated 2.5 hrs. of paddling. Participants may not use their own kayaks, paddles, or PFD’s. a.m. to noon just about every single day until September 3. There are 10 kayaks available for this outing, seven singles and three tandems. The cost is $20 per person: reservations can be made online at oregonstateparks.org.
Daily: Guided Tours of Heceta Head Lightstation. (Except Wednesdays). Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Heceta Lightstation is 14 miles south of Yachats on US 101. $5/vehicle/day use fee or valid OSP parking pass or Oregon Coast Passport. 866-547-3696.
Every Monday. “Walk with a Ranger” at Cape Perpetua. These guide hikes are approximately one hour, on easy to moderate trails starting from the visitor center. Learn secrets of the cape and local flora and fauna from a retired chief park ranger. They happen each day 12 p.m. Cape Perpetua Visitors Center. Just south of Yachats. 541-547-3289.
Every Friday, Saturday: Camping Programs at Cape Perpetua. Junior Ranger evening programs being offered at various campgrounds along the central Oregon coast (call visitor center for times and locations: 541-547-3289.) Cape Perpetua, just south of Yachats.
June 15-17. Beachcomber Days. Friday; 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. karaoke, Yachats Big Band, scholarship court crowning. Saturday: 9 am – 11 pm; parade, vendors, food, live music, kids zone, beer garden, car show, Waldport Arts Guild Event, Softball Tournament and more. Sunday 10 am – 4 pm; live music, vendors, food, bed races, sand castle contest, kids activities, softball tournament, Waldport Art Guild Event, raffle and more. Waldport, Oregon. BeachcomberDays.com.
July 3 – Fireworks in Waldport. You can extend your fireworks fun by one day on the central Oregon coast. A fab display happens over Alsea Bay starting at dusk. You can catch it from vantage points miles away.
July 4. Yachats la de da Parade & Fireworks. Full of wacky, whimsical, people-powered fun (there are no motorized floats in this parade) the Yachats la de da Parade begins at Noon and is sponsored by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce. Before and after the parade celebration abounds. Explore the town for a day of great food, entertainment and live music. Find a place on the beach by the mouth of the Yachats river to watch the afternoon Duck Race. Fireworks over the bay. 7:30 a.m. Yachats, Oregon. firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 4. Yachats Lions Pancake Breakfast. All you can eat pancakes with scrambled eggs, choice of sausage or ham, milk, tea or coffee. Suggested donation $7. All proceeds go to support local nonprofit organizations. 7:30 a.m. Yachats Lions Hall. W 4th & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon.
July 4. Yachats Ladies Club July 4 Pie & Ice Cream Social. 10:30 a.m. until gone. Yachats Ladies Club pie socials are famous for their astounding variety of delicious pies. Each slice is a generous 6th of a pie and costs $4. Add a scoop of ice cream for an additional $1. A variety of beverages will also be sold. Yachats Ladies Clubhouse. 286 West 3rd Street. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3205.
Ongoing Exhibit: Shipwrecks on Oregon's Coast. An exhibit on shipwrecks along Oregon's coast with photographs and objects. Tuesday through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Burrows House Museum. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-7509. www.oregoncoasthistory.org/
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Giant Pacific Octopus. Explore the realm of the Giant Pacific Octopus and get a slimy handshake! The Octopus Encounter includes a behind-the-scenes tour and educational information about the care of this amazing invertebrate. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Behind the Scenes Tours at the Aquarium. See how to vacuum in the water, make food for a 500-pound sea lion and what it looks like above the Passages of the Deep. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. 1-1:30 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Seal and Sea Lion Kisses. This is 20-30 minute experience including a behind-the-scenes look at our pinniped facility followed by a whiskery kiss from a sea lion or harbor seal and fun photo opportunities. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 nonmembers. 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org.
Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay. Join state officials at the Depoe Bay seawall for help in spotting whales. Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, Oregon. Website here
Every Saturday Newport Farmer's Market. Over 60 Vendors offer an array of seasonal produce, art, fresh flowers, nursery plants, jewelry, photography, hot food, fresh pastries, honey, salsas, coffee, crafts and live music . 9am-1pm. Newport City Hall, South Lawn, Hwy 101 & Angle Street, Newport, Oregon, https://www.newportfarmersmarket.org/home.html
Every Friday. Traditional high tea at the Grand Victorian. High tea includes a pot of tea, savories, scones, Devonshire cream and desserts. Noon-5:30 p.m. $15. 105 N.W. Coast St. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-4490 or 800-784-9936.
June 8. National Theatre Julius Ceasar. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Live from The Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake. 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $11 for students. Buy tickets online (look for the "Purchase Tickets" button above), at the PAC box office or by calling 541-265-ARTS (2787). Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (excepting holidays), and one hour prior to performance times. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W. Olive Street. Newport, Oregon.
June 23. Pendleton Men’s Chorus. This season’s programming features music from the world of operetta, including music by such composers as Gilbert and Sullivan, Sigmund Romberg and Franz Lehar. Among this year’s selections are “Stouthearted Men” from “The New Moon,” “Drinking Song” from “The Student Prince,” “Women” from “The Merry Widow,” and “The Pirate King” from “The Pirates of Penzance.” Directed by retired Pendleton High School music teacher Bill Mayclin and accompanied by Sue Nelson, the chorus gives one major concert each spring, and performs at a variety of community events throughout the year. 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation - proceeds benefit the “Entertain The Future” PAC Capital Campaign.
July 4. Annual Free Community 4th of July concert at Newport Middle School. Conductor Adam Flatt will help you celebrate America’s Independence Day. The symphony is free. The concert starts at 4 p.m., but full Americana festivities happen just beforehand. At 2:30 p.m., they hold a “Grand Old 4th of July BBQ,” with burgers, side dishes and more. Cost for the barbecue is $10 for adults, $5 for students and five years and younger are free. Newport Middle School is at 825 NE 7th St. (541) 574-0614. http://newportsymphony.org.
July 4. Newport Fireworks at Dusk. One of the more dazzling displays in Oregon because of the way the surround hills and mountains of Yaquina Bay cause the explosions to echo and bounce, often a few times. Also, boats on the water fire off their flares, which is often awe-inspiring.
July 14, 15. Newport Symphony Orchestra Plays the Movie Music of John Williams. The Newport Symphony at the Ocean brings the magical, thrilling sounds of John Williams music scores to life on the center stage. Come hear the music of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superman, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and, of course, Jaws. Ticket prices: $10 (budget), $20 (standard), and $35 (premium) plus fees. Children/students are $10. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St, Newport, Oregon.
Every Thursday-Sunday. Walking tour: A Walk Back in Time. Take a tour of Lincoln City’s historic Taft District via the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. 1:30 p.m. 4907 U.S. Hwy 101 Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-6614. www.northlincolncountyhistoricalmuseum.org.
Every Saturday. Book Sale at the Driftwood Public Library. Proceeds benefit library programs. Second floor, 10 a.m. 801 SW Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-9400.
Every Sunday. Farmers & Crafters Market at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
June 14. Tide Pool Clinic. Explore these beaches and learn about the colorful creatures that inhabit rocky intertidal pools from a local expert. The clinics are free and no registration is required. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the NW 15th Street Beach Access in Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1274. Website.
June 16. Touch-a-Truck. In addition to big rigs of all shapes, sizes and descriptions, there will be free games, food and opportunities for prizes. 12 noon. Free. Lincoln City Community Center. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-2131.
June 16. Bird Walk at Regatta Park with the Lincoln City Audubon Society. No prior birding experience required, binoculars and guidebooks available. 9 a.m. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-9720. Website.
June 16. Big Band Saturday Night with the Lincoln Pops Orchestra. 25 musicians who really know how to swing (and foxtrot, waltz, polka, etc), so bring your dancing shoes. No host bar with beer, wine, sodas and sweet treats. 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-9994.
June 16. Hands-On Southern Brunch Cooking Class. Get hands-on in the kitchen and learn to make delicious southern classics. $75 per person. 11 a.m. Culinary Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125.
June 16. Saturday Morning Matinee: The Trial (1962). An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges. Based on a Kafka novel, staring Anthony Perkins. Directed by Orson Welles. 11 a.m. $2. Bijou Theatre. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-8255.
June 17. Tide Pool Clinic. Explore these beaches and learn about the colorful creatures that inhabit rocky intertidal pools from a local expert. The clinics are free and no registration is required. Meet at 10 a.m. at the NW 15th Street Beach Access in Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1274. Website.
June 17. Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market. All items are hand-made or home grown by the seller. 9 a.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-921-0062.
June 18. Clamming Clinic. Starting at 10:30 a.m. with a lecture at the Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams. Free, no registration is required. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1274. Website.
June 20 – July 4. Siletz Bay Music Festival. Features internationally known talents and two weeks of a wonderful musical assortment, including chamber, vocals, big band as well as full orchestra. Various spots around Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-1131. Website.
June 20. Clamming Clinic. Starting at 12:30 p.m. with a lecture at the Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101) followed by a trip to Siletz Bay to dig clams. Free, no registration is required. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1274. Website.
June 20. Korean Street Food Demonstration Cooking Class. Explore some iconic and delicious Korean-American dishes. $45 per person. 6 p.m. Culinary Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125.
June 21 – 24. Chinook Winds 23rd Anniversary. Free fireworks at 10 p.m. on Saturday night. The weekend will also include free live music at the Chinook Seafood Grill, free cupcakes in the casino lobby, drawings and prizes, plus a special float drop by the Lincoln City float fairies. Lincoln City, Oregon. 888-CHINOOK.
June 21 – 22. Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, live. The group has never been hotter, thanks to the success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, about four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. 8 p.m. Tickets: $65-80. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 888-CHINOOK.
June 22. Gary Buford & Boyd Small. Two northwest bluesmen of sizable stature, live. 9 p.m. Rusty Truck Brewery. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-7729.
June 23 – 24. Summer Kite Festival. Professional kite flyers will demonstrate their routines on both days at this family-friendly event. 10 a.m. D River Wayside. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1274. Website.
June 23. Summer Morning Matinee: An American Tail 2. A 1991 Don Bluth classic about an adventurous mouse traveling to the American west. Bijou Theatre. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-8255.
June 24. Occidental Gypsy live. 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-921-0062.
June 25. Summer Morning Matinee: An American Tail 2. A 1991 Don Bluth classic about an adventurous mouse traveling to the American west. Bijou Theatre. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-8255.
June 30. Brewer’s Classic Golf Tournament. Entry includes greens fee, cart, awards dinner and beer sampling on course. Registration is $250 per 4-person team. 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Chinook Winds Golf Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-8442.
June 30 – July 1. Pixiefest. Bring the whole family for two days of festival fun. Rides, games, food and entertainment. A celebration and brief reboot of Pixieland. Saturday 11 a.m., Sunday 12 Noon. Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Lincoln City, Oregon. For tickets, visit pixiefest.com.
June 30. Hands-On Grilling Cooking Class. Fun summer grilling - Italian style. $75 per person. 11 a.m. Culinary Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125. Website.
July 3. Crabbing Clinic. Starting at 10:30 AM with a brief orientation at the pavilion on SW 51st Street in the Historic Taft District of Lincoln City, followed by crabbing on Siletz Bay. Free, no registration is required. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-1274. Website.
July 4. Lincoln City Fireworks Show. An enormous displays hits the skies above Siletz Bay, and there's not a bad seat in the house. Viewable from up and down the beaches, from Gleneden Beach up to Road's End. Website.
July 4. Gleneden Beach 4th of July Celebration. It all happens on Gleneden Beach Loop and includes a Pancake Breakfast (8 - 11 a.m.), Craft Fair and Food Court at Eden Hall (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and the 23rd Annual 4th of July Parade ( at 1 p.m.). About five miles south of Lincoln City. Website.
July 5. Summer Morning Matinee: Matilda. Based on the classic book by Roald Dahl, starring Mara Wilson. Bijou Theatre. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-8255.
July 5. Ben Cosgrove concert. Enjoy a dazzling and intimate piano concert with the New England composer. 7 p.m. Lincoln City Cultural Center. Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-921-0062. Website.
See here for Lincoln City bar live music listings.
Third Sunday of Every Month. Artful Breakfast. Year-round fundraiser 3rd Sunday of every month Bay City Arts Center. Breakfast prepared and served by BCAC Board and artists. Hours: 8 a.m. - noon. 5th and A in Bay City, Oregon. 503-377-9620 or 842-7013. Website
Every Thursday. Line Dancing. Rockaway Beach Community Center. 2310 U.S. Hwy 101. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. rockawaybeach.net.
Special Rides, various dates. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Garibaldi, Oregon to Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-842-7972. Oregon Coast Senic Railroad.
Ongoing. Special Dinner Events at Pelican Pub & Brewery. 33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive. Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-7007. www.pelicanbrewery.com.
Every Friday. Beginner Square Dance Lessons. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Eagles Lodge. 209 Stillwell Ave. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-322-3819 or 503-812-4050.
Every Saturday. Bingo. Sponsored by the Lions Club. 6 p.m. Rockaway Beach Lions Club. 268 S. Anchor St. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-355-2199.
Every Friday Night. Stimulus After Hours. Live music from 6pm – 8pm, Stimulus Espresso Café, 33105 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City, Oregon
Every Friday. Live Music: Garibaldi Jam. 10 to 15 bluegrass musicians play country western ditties, faves from the 40s and more. Admission by donation at the door. 6 p.m. 107 6th Street, Garibaldi, Oregon. Website
June 8 – 9. Bounty on the Bay. Fishing tournament, Seafood Feast, Silent Auction, and Award Ceremony. (503) 322-2222, or email email@example.com. The Old Mill. 210 3rd St. Garibaldi, Oregon.
June 15. Birds and Berries. A fun morning of bird watching and discussing the natural history of the beautiful Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge - which supports one tenth of the world's dusky Canada Goose population. The refuge contains at least seven types of habitat, including tidal marsh, tida mudflats, grassland, woodland, pasture, forested lagg and freshwater bogs. The refuge is also home to the Aleutian Cackling Goose, and other notable winged residents include migrating shorebirds, Peregrine, Falcons and Bald Eagles. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, water, binoculars if you have them. There is also one section of trail that may have mosquitoes, so bring repellent if you’d prefer. The trail is approximately 2 miles long, and a combination natural path and packed gravel. Meet at the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge Uppermost Parking Lot (where the road dead ends into a parking lot.) This is family friendly, but please leave your dogs at home. Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Pacific City, Oregon.
June 16. Oceanside Tide Pool Discovery Day. What amazing creatures are lurking at the water’s edge? Come out to Oceanside and see. Friends of Netarts Bay WEBS staff and volunteers will be onsite in the tide pools helping visitors understand what is living along the coastal edge. Learn about anemone clone wars, how a sea star eats, or how hermit crabs steal shell homes from other crabs. Free. 11 a.m. Oceanside, Oregon. firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 23. 2018 Milk Run. Events include a 10k, 5k, 2 mile and Kids Dash. $40. 8 a.m. Tillamook, Oregon. https://tillamookymca.org/.
July 4. Rockaway Beach Fourth of July. There's an Independence Day Parade at 11 a.m. This year’s theme is “75 years of fun.” From noon to 4 p.m., there's the 10th Annual Dachshund Races at Phyllis Baker City Park (2nd Street). Look for sales of hot dogs and fireworks all day at the Ocean's Edge Wayside. At dusk the big show takes over, which is surprisingly sizable for such a small town. It includes a flyover by National Guard jets. (503) 355-8108. Website
July 27 – 29. Garibaldi Days. There is a whole lot to do at Garibaldi Days. Take a train ride by the Oregon Coast Scenic Railway, have lunch at the food booths – over 60 vendor booths. Check out the parade, kids show and waterball contest on Saturday and a quilt show on Sunday. Free tribute band concerts. Fireworks show over the bay on Saturday. Friday is ‘80s Night and Saturday night features Bon Jovi tribute band, Steelhorse, starting around 7 p.m. Festival begins at 10 a.m. Garibaldi, Oregon. www.visitgaribaldi.com. 503-322-3327.
More Live Music, Future Events in Tillamook County
LIVE MUSIC AT SAN DUNE TAVERN, Manzanita. Call for schedule. Laneda Ave. (503) 368-5080.www.sandunepub.com
Special Rides, various dates. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Wheeler, Oregon to Rockawau Beach, Oregon. 503-842-7972. Oregon Coast Senic Railroad.
Every Monday. Knitting Group. 1-4 p.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Monday. Evening Meditation. 5-5:45 p.m. Center for Contemplative Arts. Underhill Plaza. Manzanita Ave. at Division. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-6227.
Every Tuesday. Great Discussions Group. 1-3 p.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Tuesday and Thursday. Clay Art Open Studio. Artists of all ages who are interested in working with clay are encouraged to visit. Tuesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday 5-8 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Tuesday and Saturday. Community Garden. 10 a.m.-noon. Alder Creek Farm. At the end of Underhill Lane. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Wednesday. Sketching Group. 9:30-11 a.m. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Wednesday. Writing Lounge. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Wednesday. Movie Night. 6 p.m. Rising Star Café. 92 Rorvik St. Wheeler, Oregon.
Every Saturday. Manzanita Pace Setters. 7:30-8 a.m. Spa Manzanita. 144 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon.
Every Saturday. Storytime for Children. 11 a.m.-noon. Manzanita Library. 571 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-6665.
Every Saturday. Reading Shakespeare. 10 a.m.-noon. North Coast Recreation District. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
Every Sunday. Life Drawing. This is an opportunity to practice drawing the human figure with a live model in a supportive and engaged atmosphere. The studio fee is $15 for the three hours and any experience level can join in. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hoffman House Studios Drawing Room. 594 Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846. hoffmanblog.org.
Every Sunday. Radio Controlled Helicopters. 1-3 p.m. North Coast Recreation District Gym. 36155 Ninth St. Nehalem, Oregon.
June 8. World Oceans Day Hike to the summit of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain. Free. 4:30 p.m. Expect to spend 3 to 3.5 hours on the trail. Follow signs for and meet at Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain south trailhead parking area located on the east side of HWY 101, just south of milepost 40 and 2 miles south of Short Sands Beach in Oswald West State Park. Parking is limited; it’s suggested you carpool when possible. Website (503)-368-7424.
June 12. Jazz Pianist Ben Rosenblum. Award-winning New York City jazz pianist and composer Ben Rosenblum will play material from his upcoming second album River City. Featuring rising jazz star and Bay Area native Kanoa Mendenhall on bass and highly regarded New York City drummer Ben Zweig. Described as an “impressive talent” by All About Jazz, Rosenblum was a finalist at the 2015 American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida, and at the 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, Florida, and has performed in bands led by Bobby Watson, Winard Harper, TS Monk, Curtis Lundy, Chris Washburne and many others jazz luminaries. 7 p.m. $10. Hoffman Center For The Arts. 594 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. (503) 368-6665.
June 15. Bug Chicks. Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are The Bug Chicks. They each hold Masters degrees in Entomology. Kristie studies solifuges in East Africa (fuzzy, non-venomous cousins of spiders). Jess studies aphids (little plant-juice sucking insects) that eat pecan trees. 3 p.m. Hoffman Center For The Arts. 594 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. (503) 368-6665. Website
July 4. Pancake Breakfast in Manzanita. From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., bring your friends or make new ones while enjoying a hot breakfast in support of the local Neah-Kah-Nie athletic teams. At 5th & Laneda in Manzanita (the former fire hall). Food under $10. Website
July 4. Manzanita Hometown Parade. Starting at Classic Ave. at 1 p.m. The more the merrier: the public is encouraged to join in. From marching bands to giant crabs to dancing librarians, they have it all. The theme of this years’ parade is “There’s No Place Like Home.” Registration forms can be found at Manzanita City Hall and Manzanita Visitors Center. Website
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Or see the Seaside, Cannon Beach Events Calendar page
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.
Seaside Downtown Art Walk, Every First Saturday. Follow the red balloons to entertainment and art shows at various downtown businesses. 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 503-738-6391 www.seasidechamber.com
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 Sunday. Astoria Sunday Market. Visitors to 12th Street in Historic Downtown Astoria for the Astoria Sunday Market will discover visual and gastronomical delights. With nearly 200 craft, artist and food vendors plus live music, there is something for everyone to enjoy and much more. 10 a.m. (503) 325-1010. www.astoriasundaymarket.com/.
June 22 – 24. 10th Annual Plein Air and More Festival. Artists from around the world to capture the town “en plein air” or “in the open air.” In celebration of this challenging artistic style, the Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting their 10th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival. Leading up to this event will be a 2-hour courtyard concert by the Boka Marimba Band, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Cannon Beach, Oregon. Cannonbeach.org.
June 23. Family Triathlon. Swim 75 yards, Bike 3 miles. Run 75 miles. The bike route will begin at the Sunset Pool, head east on Broadway to Wahanna. Go south on Wahanna to Spruce, then east on Spruce to Seaside Heights Elementary. Turn around at Seaside Heights and retrace the route back to Broadway Field. Preregistration is required. 10 a.m. Sunset Pool. 1140 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311.
July 4. Fourth of July Seaside Parade. The tradition of a grand parade including floats, marching bands, and much more, will take its annual trip around downtown Seaside beginning at 11 a.m. The Parade Route begins on 12th Avenue at Necanicum Drive; turns right on Holladay Drive; goes down to Broadway, where it turns right again; proceeds down to Columbia and turns right again; turns right on 1st Avenue and then left on Necanicum, where it ends at the Seaside Museum.
July 4. Seaside’s 4th of July Old Fashioned Social. Another long-standing tradition in the north Oregon coast town. It starts at 11 a.m. with food, music, games, a hilarious cake walk, silent auction, face painting, and much more. It's a huge family-oriented event. Also, you can enjoy free tours of the museum. Seaside History Museum. 503-738-7065
July 4. Seaside’s 4th of July Fireworks Show, starting at approximately 10 p.m. An enormous show explodes over the north Oregon coast town. It's a 25-minute extravaganza timed to music (tune your radio to KSWB 840 am for synchronized music). Some 10,000 people gather along this stretch of beach. It is recommended that visitors find parking on the east side of the Necanicum river, in order to avoid a 60 to 90 minute exit time after the show. Park only in legally designated parking areas and avoid private property. There is also Drum & Bugle Corps concert earlier in the day and the Stunt Kite Presentation on the beach.
July 4. Cannon Beach Independence Day Parade. Starts at 11 a.m., heading north on Spring St, starting at staging area between Gower and Monroe St. Public is invited to participate – especially all veterans. Registration at 9 a.m., 1216 S. Hemlock. (American Legion Post). 503-436-0121. No fireworks shows are ever allowed in town.
July 5. Treasure the Beach Cleanup. Participate in Seaside’s Treasure the Beach Cleanup and help keep Seaside beaches clean and beautiful after the 4th of July Holiday. Volunteers meet on the Prom and are supplied with bags and gloves. It is recommended that they bring their own bucket and drinking water. Seaside, Oregon. 503-739-2776.
July 9 – 14. Spotlight Dance Cup. Experience this annual favorite, the Spotlight Dance Cup, a series of championship competitions by dance teams from around the Pacific Northwest. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8585. seasideconvention.com.
July 22. Seaside Downtown Garden Tour. It begins with a presentation from Seaside city gardener Pam Fleming. She will share the history and background of the downtown Seaside pocket gardens. Pam will then lead a guided walking tour of downtown Seaside’s themed pocket gardens, discussing the plants and plantings in detail. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 717-1914. seasidedowntown.com.
Every Saturday. Wine tasting. 1-4 p.m. The Cellar on 10th. 1004 Marine Dr. Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-6600. www.thecellaron10th.com.
Every Saturday. Yoga for charity. The intention behind the class is to come together as one inspired and strong yoga community. Expect an all-level yoga class that will get you strong, supple and rejuvenated. 5 p.m. $5 suggested donation goes to a local charity. RiversZen Yoga Center. 399 31st St. Astoria, Oregon. 503-440-3554.
Every Tuesday. Blues-n-Burgers. 2 for $22. 4 p.m. T. Paul's Supper Club. 360 12th Street, Astoria, Oregon.
June 15 — July 1. Astoria Music Festival. A wide variety of classical music performances all over the north coast town. Astoria, Oregon. Ticket prices vary by show. astoriamusicfestival.org. (503) 325-9896.
June 15 – 17. Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. A rich culture was transplanted to Astoria, Oregon region by Scandinavians. In the Northwest they found the bounteous seas and forests as their native lands and the demand their skills at managing them. During the three days of the festival over a dozen Scandinavian musical, dance, and theater groups are scheduled to entertain. Retail booths will offer handcrafts, Scandinavian import items, and traditional Scandinavian foods. Clatsop County Fairgrounds: 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, Oregon. 503-791-9156. www.astoriascanfest.com.
July 3. North Coast Symphonic Band Free Concert. Conductor and musical director Dave Becker has planned an evening of all American music that will be sure to entertain and please. Guest clarinet soloist is Jennifer Crockett, executive director of the Liberty Theater, and vocalist for the evening is Bob Walters of Battle Ground, WA. Clatsop Post 12 of the American Legion will present the colors and the service flags in tribute to those who have served their country in the military. 7 p.m. The Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial. Astoria, Oregon. www.northcoastsymphonicband.org.
July 4. Astoria: Fireworks over the Columbia River, launching from the East End Mooring Basin. About 9:50 p.m.
July 4. Warrenton. 4th of July Parade in downtown Warrenton starting at 3 p.m. Then check out fireworks in Astoria.
July 12 – Sept. 1. 34th Season of Shanghaied in Astoria. Part vaudeville, part soap opera, and part 1950’s style Hollywood musical – all combined into a fun and entertaining look at traditional local cultural folklore. ll seats for Friday performances are $10. Other performances are $20 front row, $15 all other seats for adults, $10 for children. ASOC Playhouse 129 W. Bond Street Uniontown, Astoria, Oregon. www.asocplay.com.
July 15. In Their Footsteps Speaker Series. Speakers and topics change each month. 1 p.m. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop. 92343 Fort Clatsop Road. Astoria, Oregon. http:// www.nps.gov/lewi
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