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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.

Wine Tasting at The Wine Place, each Saturday. For a complete wine tasting schedule call (541) 547-5275.

Third Thursday of Each Month. Yachats Movie Night. Free movies. Yachats Commons Auditorium, W 4th & Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon.

First Tuesday of Each Month. Yachats Scrabble Night. Bring your own Scrabble board if you have one, although not necessary. 5:30-7 p.m. Yachats Public Library. Yachats, Oregon.

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 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 Monday. Walk with a Ranger every Monday at noon. Retired chief park ranger and interpretive naturalist Michael Noack will lead a leisurely 30- to 60-minute hike along easy-to-moderate trails. Attending the hikes is free, but a day-use fee or recreation pass is required within the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. For more information, call Visitor Center staff at 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.

May 6. Central Coast Spring Chorale Concert . The spring concert has an “Anything Goes” theme, with a selection of seasonal songs by John Williams, John Tavener, Stephen Sondheim, Robert Burns, and Oregon composer Morten Lauridsen. $10. 7 p.m. Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 N. Yachats, Oregon. centralcoastchorale.com

May 12. Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra: Spring Concert. The finest coastal musicians under the direction of John Monks will favor the crowd with a program of inspiring classical, pop, and jazz music. $10. 7 p.m. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 W Seventh St. Yachats, Oregon. 1-800-929-0477.

Featured Events

June 3 – 4. Yachats Pride Festival. Featuring Cris Williamson in Concert. Show on Saturday at 2 p.m. Discussion, Mixer, Gay Bingo Extravaganza, a picnic (free burgers, hot dogs) and resource fair. Performance by Barbara Turrill. A variety of fun and informative events. Yachats Commons. Yachats, Oregon. http://yachatspride.org. 541-547-3182.

Florence

May 13. Wallflowers and Wine. Get expert instruction from artist John Leasure, who will guide participants in creating their own masterpiece on canvas. Supplies, snacks, and complimentary beverage included. 6:30 p.m. $45. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org

May 14. Second Saturday Gallery Tour. Galleries and art businesses in Florence highlight their displays on the Second Saturday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. Throughout Florence, Oregon.

May 12 – 13. Florence Regional Arts Alliance Big Wave Poetry Fest. Rhyme writers, freestylers, and local slam poets compete for $500 in prize money at this lyrical showdown. On Saturday catch From Prison To Purpose, the inspiring documentary about gang member turned poet, Noah Schultz. Friday at 6 p.m. $10. Saturday at 2 p.m. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org

May 17 – 21. Rhododendron Festival Since 1908 coastal residents have gathered to celebrate Florence flora with the crowning of Queen Rhododendra, a parade, carnival attractions, food, fun run, car show, and flower fest among the annual activities. Throughout Florence, Oregon. florencechamber.com/annual-events/rhody-festival

May 20. Jazz Kings: My Lucky Star. Bandleader Jesse Cloninger leads his players in a salute to revered musical Singin’ in the Rain, with songs like “Broadway Rhythm,” “You Were Meant For Me,” and the famous title tune, with which Oregonians should be most familiar. 2 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket info. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org

May 20. Piano Cameleons: Dueling grand pianists work out on classical overtures, jazz standards, and rousing show tunes. Pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. Call or visit website for ticket info. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. eventcenter.org

 

 

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