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Published on April 18, 2017 2:06PM

Mud Flat Golf

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Community Putt Putt

Community Putt Putt

Alexis Mather

Alexis Mather

Making sense of Lincoln City’s Community Days celebration is a challenge at the best of times. With groups all over town organizing everything from mud flat golf and movie screenings to pancake breakfasts and putt putt — a general sense of chaos is all part of the fun.

But this year’s weeklong celebration is all the more mysterious thanks to the inclusion of the inaugural Lincoln City Reads, a series of events designed to tie in with “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore,” a cracking tale of cryptography, puzzles and secret societies.

From Sunday, April 23, through Saturday, April 29, Driftwood Public library will invite the public to drop by and pick up the first clue in a scavenger hunt that leads throughout the city.

On Tuesday, April 25, the library will host a lecture on fictional secret societies, led by author, Freemason, professional technologist and amateur cryptographer Erik Arneson. Starting at 6:30 pm, Arneson will talk about some of the most famous fictional secret societies and how sometimes the fiction becomes reality, or at least a convincing hoax.

The next day, Wednesday, April 26, at 2 pm, Arneson will give another talk at the library, this time on how computers have changed cryptography. He will also talk about the codes in “Mr. Penumbra” and how feasible it would be to create an uncrackable one.

Driftwood Public Library is located at 801 SW Hwy. 101.

The highlight of the week will be a talk and book signing by “Mr. Penumbra” author Robin Sloan at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Friday, April 28. The event will begin at 7 pm and is strictly first-come, first-served.

For more information, call 541-996-1242.

Community Days listings

Friday, April 21

Mud Flat Golf

A Lincoln City tradition well worth the $5 “green fees.” But don’t linger on the tee, ‘cause the tide will come back in. 2:30 pm, Siletz Bay.



Beach Bonfire

Enjoy s’mores and more. Park at the top of the ramp. 7-9 pm, NW 15th Street.

All Week

“Toy Story: 20th Century Play,” an exhibit at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, 4907 SW Hwy 101. Noon-5pm, Wed-Sat.


Saturday, April 22

“La Misma Luna” (Under the Same Moon)

Spanish-language screening. 11 am, The Bijou Theatre, 1634 NE Hwy. 101.



Ducky Derby

Back at the D River by popular demand and offering great prizes for the fastest fowl. $10 per duck. 11 am, D River Wayside.



Surf & Earth

Buy, sell and trade ocean sports equipment from 4-6pm at the Surf Swap, followed by a free surf movie, food and beverages from 6-9 pm, Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101.



Community Putt Putt

Start at Captain Dan’s Pirate Pastry shop in Taft or Bob’s Beach books in Oceanlake; or any business where you see the flag. $5. Continues Sunday.

Sunday, April 23

Scavenger Hunt

Your first chance to pick up your starting clue from the library. See main article.



Community Putt Putt

Start at Captain Dan’s Pirate Pastry shop in Taft or Bob’s Beach books in Oceanlake; or any business where you see the flag. $5. Continues Sunday.


Monday, April 24

Secrets of Salsa

Join the students for salsa making and tasting in English and Spanish. 6-8 pm, Oceana Family Literacy, 561 SW 29th Street.



Girl Scout Family Bingo Night

5:30-7 pm, Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 SE Oar Place.

Tuesday, April 25

Chamber Lunch

With Miss Oregon Alexis Mather as the speaker. Noon, 2150 SE Oar Place.



Ice Cream Social

Share a scoop or two with Miss Oregon. 3-5pm, Mo’s Restaurant, 860 SW 51st Street.



Meet Miss Oregon

5:30 pm, Family Promise, 5030 SE Hwy. 101.



Mr. Bill’s Trivia Night

$125 for a table of six. Proceeds benefit the Homeless Education & literacy Project. 6 pm, Gallucci’s Pizzeria, 2845 NW Hwy. 101. FMI, call 541-994-2631.



Secret Societies Lecture

See main story. 6:30 pm, Driftwood Public Library, 801 SW Hwy. 101.

Wednesday, April 26

Cryptography Lecture

See main story. 2 pm, Driftwood Public Library, 801 SW Hwy. 101.



Family Night

Featuring music from Cello Bop. 6-8 pm, Driftwood Public Library.



Family Promise Lockup

Bail out your friends and neighbors while raising funds for this family support program. 8 am-5 pm, 5030 SE Hwy. 101.



Rotary lunch

A chance to chat and mingle with Miss Oregon, along with local business leaders. Noon, Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 Hwy. 101, four miles south of Lincoln City.

Thursday, April 27

Radio Days

Hear local celebrities ham it up as guest presenters on KBCH at 1400AM from 6 am to 4 pm, with all the money from the day’s ads going to support Community Days.



Food Drive

Hardy souls will brave the coast’s April weather to drum up donations for the Lincoln City Food Pantry. Join in, donate or at the very least, give them a honk as you drive by. 6 am-6 pm, Kenny’s IGA North, 2429 NW Hwy. 101.



Kiwanis lunch

With Miss Oregon. 11:45 am-1 pm, Aces Bar & Grill, 3251 NE Clubhouse Drive.



Dive-In Movie

Float in the pool and let your worries drift away while watching “Finding Dory,” 7-9 pm, Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place.

Friday, April 28

BBQ & Raffle

Drop in any time from 11 am-2 pm, with a visit from Miss Oregon from noon-1:30 pm. TLC/Fibre Credit Union, 2004 NW 36th Street.



Miss Oregon

Another chance to meet Alexis Mather as she continues her grand tour. Refreshments will be served. 2-3:30 pm, Hillside Place 1400 SE 19th Street. FMI, call 541-992-1207.



Book Signing & Talk

Featuring Robin Sloan. See main story. 7 pm, Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101.

Saturday, April 29

Pancake Breakfast

Let the Kiwanis club serve you up a short stack. 7-10 am, Mo’s Restaurant, 860 SW 51st Street.



“Raiders of the Lost Ark”

11 am, The Bijou Theatre, 1624 NE Hwy. 101.



Awards Banquet

The grand finale, hosted by Miss Oregon Alexis Mather and Oregon Coast TODAY Publisher Patrick Alexander. 5:30-9 pm, Chinook Winds Casino Resort Hotel, 1777 NW 44th Street. Tickets, $40, by calling 541-994-3070.

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