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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.

December 15. Families Together Ornament Night The Yachats Youth & Family Activities Program. Holiday meal, storytime, ornament making, tree decorating and lots of holiday cheer to ring in the season. Santa Hat Santa is sure to make an appearance. This event is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 6 p.m. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church. 360 W 7th St. 541-547-4599.

Central Coast Chorale - Wishes and Candles Holiday Concert. 50-voice choir and special guests Women of Note. $10 Suggested Donation. 7 p.m. Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 at W 4th St. Yachats, Oregon.

December 16 – 17. 22nd annual Victorian Christmas Open House, Heceta Light Keepers' House. The Queen Ann style Keeper's House will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Hat Santa Claus will be there, and Oregon State Parks volunteers will offer historic tours of the lighthouse. There will be a holiday raffle with great prizes from local businesses. Shuttle service will be offered from Heceta Head Lightstation State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door. Or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach. The parking fee is $5 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. 4 - 7 p.m. 14 miles south of Yachats. (541) 547-3696.

December 21. Winter Solstice Bonfire Party. Live music, hot drinks, sweet treats, and a warm welcome. Guests are invited to bring a percussion instrument as well as a piece of firewood to add to the bonfire. Held at the picnic shelter at Yachats Commons.

December 27 – 31. Winter Whale Watch Week. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cape Perpetua Visitors' Center and Cook's Chasm. Just south of Yachats, Oregon. Whalespoken.org.

January 1. Yachats New Year's Day Peace Hike. 6-mile round trip hike from the Yachats Commons to the Amanda Trail Grotto where the traditional silent procession and fire ceremony will be held. Check-in for the hike begins at the Commons at 9:30 a.m. (Note that due to traffic safety concerns, no parking or shuttle service will be available at the Kittel driveway along Hwy. 101 this year.) As an alternative, for those not participating in the hike, a candlelight vigil will also be held in the Yachats Little Log Church from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Members of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians will begin the vigil with the Story of Amanda, for whom the Amanda Trail is named. Yachats, Oregon. yachats.org.

January 13 and 14. Yachats Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show. Spectacular displays as well as family friendly learning opportunities for all ages. There will be special guest speakers and the Oregon Coast Agate Club will also be joining in with demonstrations and club displays. 10 a.m. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th. Yachats, Oregon.

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November 23 - January 1. Yachats Winter Celebrations. A month-long series of cozy events, including the performing and visual arts, food, fellowship and holiday cheer. See full updates at yachats.org.

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December 13. Jazz Kings “An Old Fashioned Christmas.” Shirley Andress and company with the songs and stories tied to our Christmas tradition, featuring the Great American Songbook with its familiar cadences of Christmas verse and jubilant sound of traditional and sacred holiday carols. Tickets online or at the Florence Events Center $30. 7:30 p.m. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince Street. Florence, Oregon. www.eventcenter.org.

December 18. Oregon Brass Society Christmas Concert. Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit more than holiday music and the Oregon Brass Society is willing to dish up this holiday treat. 7 p.m. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince Street. Florence, Oregon. www.eventcenter.org.

December 19. Eugene Ballet - “The Nutcracker.” Joyful magic at every performance as hundreds of aspiring young dancers join the Company on stage, while the Sugar Plum Fairy transports all to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets. 7 p.m. Adults $35, Youth 18 and under $15. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince Street. Florence, Oregon. www.eventcenter.org.

January 12 – 14. Florence Winter Music Festival. A variety of international touring talent and world class artisans, along with a wealth of locally sourced cuisine and fine libations. On Saturday evening, January 13 at “The Main Event,” the legendary Brit folk rocker Al Stewart performs his multi-platinum “Year of The Cat” hits, ably supported by Oregon’s favorite young story telling troubadour, John Craigie. Also: Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Castletown, Pretty Gritty, Calaveras and more. See website for ticket info. Florence Events Center. 715 Quince St, Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994 or visit wintermusicfestival.org

 

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