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Oregon Coast Calendar: Newport Events for Summer


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Oregon Coast Calendar: Newport Events for Summer

(Newport, Oregon) - Summer heats up in the Oregon coast resort town of Newport, with farmer’s markets, theater productions, plenty of jazz possibilities, literary movies, classical music, the Fourth of July and numerous other happenings making things more than a little hot on the coast.

There’s also a heady, hefty amount of science events at the Oregon Coast Aquarium throughout the summer, which you can view here.

Newport Saturday Farmers Market. Fresh produce, homemade breads and pastries, arts and crafts and more. Held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. Behind Newport City Hall, on Angle Street. Newport, Oregon.

May 8 - May 30: Steel Magnolias. Set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, LA, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength and love which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Admission Adults $10 - Seniors/Students $9. 8 p.m. Theatre West. Highway 101, Lincoln City, Oregon. www.theatrewest.com. 541-994-5663.

May 8 - 12: Tall Ships in Newport will feature The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain making their way into the central coast town, making themselves available for tours from the bayfront. These large, masted ships will sit by the docks of the bay as pirates will stroll the streets. Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon. www.historicalseaport.org

Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.

Sumptuous indoor pool heated year round. Lovely ocean views come with many rooms. All units big, extremely comfortable, w/ special touches. Each room contains a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee makers, cable TV, and larger kitchen units are available as well. Free parking, choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms. Within walking distance to all of Yachats’ various amenities; short walk to the beaches

May 9 & 10. T.J. Hoofers: "A Mothers Day Celebration." Dance production.
7 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 West Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-ARTS.

May 13. Literary Flicks: Gorky Park. Based on the novel by Martin Cruz Smith, it’s the story of Soviet Chief homicide investigator Arkady Renko, who is assigned to solve a gruesome triple murder. In the process, he finds himself in conflict with the KGB, FBI, and New York police. William Hurt, Lee Marvin. (130 min) 6:30 p.m. Free. Newport Public Library. Corner of West Olive, Newport, Oregon. www.newportlibrary.org/literary_flicks.htm

May 16. "Making of a Dancer 2008." Presented by Newport School of Dance.
7 p.m. Adults $12, Seniors/Student $10. Newport Performing Arts Center.

May 17. Nye Beach Writer's Series: Reading: "Whales: Touching the Mystery." 7 p.m. $5 - free to students. Newport Visual Arts Center, at the Nye Beach Turnaround. Newport, Oregon. www.writersontheedge.org

May 18. Chautauqua: "The Idea of Justice." Free. 10:15 a.m. to 12 a.m. Newport Visual Arts Center, at the Nye Beach Turnaround. Newport, Oregon. Presented by Oregon Council for the Humanities/Unitarian Fellowship. 541-574-6617.

June 10: Literary Flicks - Sense and Sensibility. A 1995 film adaptation of the 1811 novel by Jane Austen, adapted by Emma Thompson and directed by Ang Lee. 6:30 p.m. Free. Newport Public Library.

Inn At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities. 4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161. www.spanishhead.com

June 13 - June 15. Gem and Mineral Show. Dozens of exhibits, displays and vendors featuring high-quality gems, minerals, fossils, rocks, beads, lapidary supplies & books. On-going live demonstrations featuring flint-knapping, silver wire-wrapping, faceting & other lapidary skills. On-going hands-on youth activities. Hundreds of dollars in silent auction and raffle items. Free polished Oregon beach agates for every attendee, and free Oregon thundereggs for all youngsters. $2 for adults - $1 for youth/seniors. Special "name-the-event" contest - information available at the show. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. Lincoln County Fairgrounds Exhibition Building. 3rd & Harney, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-6237.

June 13. Jazz Fridays: Show TBA. 6:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Newport Visual Arts Center, Nye Beach Turnaround. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2100

June 21: Summer Night’s JAZZ! Ric DiBlasi, Mario Flores, Paul Biondi, Pat George, Patty George, Ron Green, Larry Burnett, Ray Vance, Dave Elliott, Bill Hartsell, Steve Cook, Jim Cameron, Randy Madnick, Tobaj. 7 p.m. Admission Adults $15 - Students $7. Newport Performing Arts Center

July 3. Fireworks at Alsea Bay. Waldport.

July 3. Depoe Bay holds its fireworks celebration, at southern end of town. Shot off from Boiler Bay. 541-765-2889.

Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

July 4. Fireworks at Yaquina Bay, Newport. This year will feature special finale: 125 explosions in honor of the town’s 125 years. Visible from bayfront, South Beach and down the river. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-8801

July 4: Newport Symphony Orchestra: 4th of July Concert. 4 p.m. Free. Newport High School. Newport, Oregon.

July 5. Nye Beach Clambake and Seafood Barbeque. Held in honor of the town’s historical clambakes from days of old. Fun, Food, Live Music, Children's parade and Arts and Crafts booths. Seafood and non-seafood items. Picnic tables and chairs available. Public facilities and handicapped access. Free shuttle to event from parking areas. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nye Beach Turnaround, Newport, Oregon.

July 5 and 6. Oregon Coast Geezer Games (now called The Oregon Coast Games) has been opened up to all adults aged 30 and up. The new and improved games will be at the Newport Senior Center with the Newport Parks and Recreation Department still presenting the games. Proceeds will benefit the Newport Senior Center. Events include swimming, ping pong, tennis, track and field, and 3x3 basketball. On Saturday, there will be a 5K that is open to all ages and will coincide with the historic Nye Beach Clam Bake. Winners in all events will receive ribbons. Sign up as an individual or as a team. Every participant will receive an Oregon Coast Games t-shirt. Visit the Newport Senior Activity Center Web Site for more information and an entry form: www.newportseniorcenter.com or call 541-265-9617.

Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly. July 17. Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo. Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-6237.

July 25 - 27. Toledo Summer Festival. Logging show and fireworks. Toledo, Oregon, five miles east of Newport. 541-336-9419.

July 26 - 27. Nye Beach Bead Festival. Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-6262 or 966-592-5556.

August 1 - 2. Relay for Life. Held at the Newport High School track. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-9281.

August 1 - 3. Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild Quilt Show. Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 until 4 p.m. Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Newport.

August 1. 18th Annual Quilt Show Quilter’s Holidays. Demonstrations, Small quilt auction, boutique, challenge quilts, children's corner, sales, door prizes, vendors. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Info: oregoncoastalquilters@live.com. Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Newport, Oregon.

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A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.
17 lavish, beachfront suites feature Jacuzzi or outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, luxury robes & linens, TV, two-headed showers. Three large suites have kitchens. Private deck w/ BBQ available. No smoking or pets. Perfect for romantic getaway, honeymoon.

A1 Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers. Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.

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20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com

Inn at Cannon Beach. Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms. Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly. Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.

The Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun (nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com

D Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages. www.dsandsmotel.com. 171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.

Newly renovated, 30 upscale rooms, on north end of Lincoln City, close to everything. Spa-like feeling, w/ luxury linens & robes, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV's, granite counters and more all add to pampering. Oceanfront and ocean view units w/ gas fireplace. Hot Tub units. Romance packages. Luxury Room for every budget: meeting and wedding spaces too.
Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.
For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

Arch Cape Property Services. Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.

Lincoln City Vacation Homes Something for everyone: smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com. 541-994-8778.


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