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Published on March 24, 2017 12:01AM



 

Thursday, March 23

The Golden West Winds

Lincoln City Cultural Center

A free performance from this US Air Force woodwind quintet, playing everything from marches and jazz to classical pieces on flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon. 7 pm, 540 NE Hwy. 101.

 

Pine Wood Derby

Old Fire House • Taft

See Cub Scouts from Lincoln City’s Pack 47 and Pack 466 vie for a place in the district finals, pitting their wooden block cars against each other in a dash for glory. 6 pm, 1206 SE 48th Place.

 

“You’ve Gotta Love Natives”

Oregon Coast Community College • Newport

Master Gardener and longtime native plant enthusiast Ann Geyer leads this lively discussion covering topics including how to grow native plants, integrate them into your existing garden and create a thriving habitat for birds, bees and wildlife. Hosted by the Lincoln County Master Gardeners. 10 am-noon, 400 SE College Way. Please RSVP by calling 541-574-6534 ext. 57411.

 

“The Dinner Party”

Theatre West • Lincoln City

The Season of Simon continues with this Neil Simon comedy. Tossed together in a private Parisian dining room, a carefully chosen slate of guests develop a sneaking suspicion that this unorthodox dinner party will forever change their lives. 7:30 pm, 3536 SE Hwy. 101. $15 for adults; $13 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 541-994-5663.

 

“The Politics of Sand”

Brewer’s on the Bay • Newport

The Surfrider Foundation’s Surf n’ Stewardship film series continues with this movie about the creation of the 1967 Oregon Beach Bill. Free. 6:30 pm, 2320 SE Marine Science Drive.

 

Elks pledge meeting

Odd Fellows Hall • Lincoln City

Find out about efforts to reconstitute an Elks Lodge for Lincoln City at this meeting, where pledge forms will be on hand. A meal will be available for $3. 6 pm, 1350 SE Oar Avenue. FMI, call 541-221-2890.

 

Friday, March 24

Beachcombing Clinic

SW 33rd Street • Lincoln City

Join “Head Dirt Nerd” Laura Joki for an excursion in search of fossils, minerals, rocks, gemstones and other coastal collectibles. Free. 3 pm, at the SW 33rd Street beach access. FMI, call the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or go to OregonCoast.org.

 

“The Dinner Party”

Theatre West • Lincoln City

The Season of Simon continues with this Neil Simon comedy. Tossed together in a private Parisian dining room, a carefully chosen slate of guests develop a sneaking suspicion that this unorthodox dinner party will forever change their lives. 7:30 pm, 3536 SE Hwy. 101. $15 for adults; $13 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 541-994-5663.

 

“Redwood Highway”

Hoffman Center for the Arts • Manzanita

The Manzanita Film series continues with this 2013 independent feature, written and directed by Gary Lundberg and starring Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt. $5. 7:30 pm, 594 Laneda Avenue.

 

“Happiness Found”

Newport Recreation and Aquatic Center

The City of Newport presents its first Percent for the Arts project with an unveiling and dedication at 5:30 pm, followed by a meet-the-artist reception. 225 SE Avery Street.

 

FitCui demonstration

Driftwood Public Library • Lincoln City

Nancy Leffelbein showcases her innovative fusion of exercise and cooking, inviting guests to prepare a healthy snack while doing an exercise at each step of the recipe. Free. 5-6 pm, second floor, 801 SW Hwy. 101. RSVP by calling 541-921-7875.

 

Saturday, March 25

Glass art drop

Lincoln City beaches

Make it a Spring Break to remember by finding one of the 300 pieces of glass art hidden on the sands this week by the stealthy float fairies. FMI, call the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151. Continues Monday.

 

“The Dinner Party”

Theatre West • Lincoln City

The Season of Simon continues with this Neil Simon comedy. Tossed together in a private Parisian dining room, a carefully chosen slate of guests develop a sneaking suspicion that this unorthodox dinner party will forever change their lives. 7:30 pm, 3536 SE Hwy. 101. $15 for adults; $13 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 541-994-5663.

 

Yachats Original Arts & Crafts Fair

Yachats Commons

More than 80 artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest will showcase their work as this fair returns for its 47th year, featuring everything from paintings and pottery to screen prints and furniture. 10 am to 5 pm, 441 Hwy. 101 N. FMI, go to Yachats.org. Continues Sunday.

 

Lincoln County Volunteer Fair

Shilo Inn • Newport

Visit with non-profit groups from all over Lincoln County to learn about their missions and volunteer opportunities. 10 am-2 pm, 536 SW Elizabeth Street. FMI, call 541-574-5459.

 

Newport Nonbelievers

Newport Public Library

The secular humanist discussion group turns its attention to “The effects of globalization on religion.” All welcome. 1:30 pm, 35 NW Nye Street. FMI, email newnon1@outlook.com.

 

Newport Farmers Market

Lincoln County Fairgrounds • Newport

Snug in the fairgrounds exhibition hall, this market features locally made handcrafts, art, specialty foods and fresh fruits, vegetables and farm products from Lincoln County farms and growers from surrounding areas. 9 am to 1 pm, 633 NE 3rd Street.

 

Annual Spring Bazaar

Yachats Ladies Clubhouse

Take your pick of handmade items ranging from journals and wall hangings to Afghans, hats, scarves, vests and, of course, the club’s famous gift baskets. Check out the bake table for goodies. Lunch served from 11 am-2 pm. Pie served from 10 am. Free admission. 10 am-3 pm, 286 W 3rd and Pontiac Streets. FMI, call 541-547-3205. Continues March 25, plus April 1 and 2.

 

“Guerrilla Priest”

North Lincoln County Historical Museum • Lincoln City

Author Steve Griffiths reads from his new book, telling the story of his parents’ involvement in the first guerrilla resistance against the Japanese in northern Luzon. Free. 1 pm, 4907 SW Hwy. 101.

 

Hike Netarts

Bay Ocean Spit • Netarts

A free guided hike offering the chance to explore coastal ecology as well as the history of Bayocean Park, the ill-fated resort community established with high hopes in 1911, but lost to erosion by the 1950s. 1-4 pm, eight miles east of Tillamook. Registration is required. Go to EventBrite.com and search for “Hike Netarts.”

 

Newport Symphony Orchestra

Newport Performing Arts Center

Guest pianist Alexander Schimpf joins the orchestra for this season-ending finale, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt and Berlioz. Followed by an end-of-season wine reception in the lobby. 7 pm, 777 W Olive Street. Tickets, $25 and $39 plus ticket fees, or $10 for students, available online at NewportSymphony.org or by calling 541-265-ARTS. Repeated Sunday.

 

Hatha Yoga class

Newport 60+ Activity Center

An all-levels class from Kelly Ardinger, focusing on alignment and prevention of injuries over time. 11:15 am to 12:15 pm, 20 SE 2nd Street. FMI or to reserve a spot, drop by the center or call 541-265-9617.

 

Spotlight Show

Yaquina Art Association Gallery • Newport

A diverse collection of work from Jane Hodgkins, including small prints, leather and paper journals, artist books and pottery pieces. Show runs through Friday, April 7, available to view from 11 am to 4 pm daily, 789 Beach Drive.

 

Sunday, March 26

Festival of Illusions

Lincoln City Cultural Center

The festival kicks off with a workshop from America’s Funniest Cowgirl Karen Quest from 10-11:30 am, followed by the Abracadabra Open Art Space drop-in from 1-4 pm, and Quest’s evening performance at 7 pm. See program in this copy of the TODAY for details.

 

Newport Symphony Orchestra

Newport Performing Arts Center

Guest pianist Alexander Schimpf joins the orchestra for this season-ending finale, featuring works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt and Berlioz. Followed by an end-of-season wine reception in the lobby. 2 pm, 777 W Olive Street. Tickets, $25 and $39 plus ticket fees, or $10 for students, available online at NewportSymphony.org or by calling 541-265-ARTS.

 

Hot property

Newport Public Library

Portland author Susan DeFreitas reads from her recent novel, “Hot Season,” a story of love, trust and property development set in the high desert of Arizona. 2 pm, 35 NW Nye Street. FMI, call 541-265-2153 or go to www.newportlibrary.org.

 

Yachats Original Arts & Crafts Fair

Yachats Commons

More than 80 artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest will showcase their work as this fair returns for its 47th year, featuring everything from paintings and pottery to screen prints and furniture. 10 am to 4 pm, 441 Hwy. 101 N. FMI, go to Yachats.org.

 

Adaskin String Trio

Camp Winema • Neskowin

The Neskowin Chamber Music series continues with a debut performance from this acclaimed group, whose repertoire includes everything from Beethoven and Mozart to Dohnyl, Rozsa and Villa-Lobos. $25. 3 pm, three miles north of Neskowin just off Highway 101. FMI, call 503-965-6499.

 

Annual Spring Bazaar

Yachats Ladies Clubhouse

Take your pick of handmade items ranging from journals and wall hangings to Afghans, hats, scarves, vests and, of course, the club’s famous gift baskets. Check out the bake table for goodies. Lunch served from 11 am-2 pm. Pie served from 10 am. Free admission. 10 am-3 pm, 286 W 3rd and Pontiac Streets. FMI, call 541-547-3205. Continues April 1 and 2.

 

Suminagshi class

Burkhardt Gallery • Cloverdale

Try your hand at this Japanese paper-marbling technique, practicing with different types of paper and taking home several examples. All materials provided. 1-4:30 pm. $35. Register by calling 503-812-8941 or emailing burkhardtmab@gmail.com.

 

Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble

First Presbyterian Church of Newport

A benefit concert featuring marches, medleys, show tunes, a Dixieland number, an overture or two and more. Suggested donation $10. 2 pm, 227 NE 12th Street.

 

Sunday Solo Senior Social

Best Western • Newport

Soggy brain from the rain? Hibernating overload? Come join good conversation, meet new friends and enjoy delicious menu choices at the Starfish Grill. 6-8 pm, 3019 Hwy. 101.

 

Monday, March 27

Festival of Illusions

Lincoln City Cultural Center

The festival continues with a workshop from Laura Green Juggling Queen from 10- 11:30 am, followed by the Abracadabra Open Art Space drop-in from 1-4 pm, and The Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl at 7 pm. See program in this copy of the TODAY for details.

 

Book Sale

Driftwood Public Library • Lincoln City

Tucked away at the library’s south end, this book lover's paradise offers a huge selection and unbelievably low prices. All self-help/medicine and gardening books half price throughout March. Hosted by Friends of Driftwood Library, with all proceeds benefiting library programs and needs. 10 am to 2 pm, second floor, 801 SW Hwy. 101. FMI, call 541-557-9400.

 

Tuesday, March 28

Enrichment Day

Oregon Coast Aquarium • Newport

Paint like a sea lion, learn what counts as fun for a pelican and even peek behind the scenes at the otters’ toys as aquarium staff share their techniques for keeping an ocean of animals entertained. Included in cost of admission. 10 am-6 pm, 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road. FMI, go to aquarium.org.

 

Festival of Illusions

Lincoln City Cultural Center

The festival continues with a workshop from The Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl from 10-11:30 am, followed by the Abracadabra Open Art Space drop-in from 1-4 pm, and an evening of high-energy trick roping from Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein at 7 pm. See program in this copy of the TODAY for details.

 

“Freaky Friday”

The Bijou Theatre • Lincoln City

Screened free as part of the Festival of Illusions, this 2003 Disney body-swap comedy stars Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis. 11 am, 1624 NE Hwy. 101.

 

Beachcombing Clinic

SW 33rd Street • Lincoln City

Join “Head Dirt Nerd” Laura Joki for an excursion in search of fossils, minerals, rocks, gemstones and other coastal collectibles. Free. 4 pm, at the SW 33rd Street beach access. FMI, call the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or go to OregonCoast.org.

 

Green burials

Hoffman Center for the Arts • Manzanita

The Art of Aging/Dying series continues with this talk on eco-friendly burial options from interfaith minister Holly Pruett. $5 admission plus $5 suggested donation. 3 to 5 pm, 594 Laneda Avenue.

 

Oregon Coast Learning Institute

Salishan Spa & Golf Resort • Gleneden Beach

The winter semester continues with, at 10 am, “White Shark Biology & Behavior” by Mark Marks, PhD, followed at 1 pm, by “Solar Eclipse 2017, Astronomical Information & Event Planning” by Captain Jim Kusz of North Lincoln Fire & Rescue. $50 for all 12 sessions or try one for free. FMI, go to www.ocli.us or call a member at 503-392-3297 or 541-265-8023.

 

Wednesday, March 29

Festival of Illusions

Lincoln City Cultural Center

The festival continues with a workshop from magician Jason Andrews from 10-11:30 am, followed by the Abracadabra Open Art Space drop-in from 1-4 pm, and Belgian clowning sensation Coup de Foudre at 7 pm. See program in this copy of the TODAY for details.

 

Dream On

Samaritan Center for Health Education • Newport

Employee Health Nurse Heidi Lorenz is the featured guest at this meeting of the sleep disorder support group, discussing complementary therapies for a good night’s sleep. 5:30 to 7 pm, 740 SW Ninth Street. FMI, call Michael Stout at 541-574-4885, Ext. 2102.

 

Beachcomber planning

Waldport Heritage Museum

Come along and share your ideas for this year’s Beachcomber Days festival. This year’s theme — “Beachcombers,” (finally, after 61 years). 6 pm, 320 NE Grant Street. FMI, call Lori at 541-547-4173.

 

Thursday, March 30

Lightstation party

Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B • Yachats

Mark the 123rd birthday of the coast’s most photographed lighthouse at this bash, featuring food, live music and free lighthouse tours. 4 to 7 pm, 14 miles south of Yachats on Highway 101. FMI, call 866-547-3696.

 

Festival of Illusions

Lincoln City Cultural Center

The festival continues with a workshop from Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein from 10 am-noon, followed by the Abracadabra Open Art Space drop-in from 1-4 pm, and an evening of Vegas-style magic with Jason Andrews at 7 pm. See program in this copy of the TODAY for details.

 

The Basics of Medical Cannabis

Driftwood Public Library • Lincoln City

A presentation from Laurel James, RN, on cannabis, common misconceptions, understanding THC and CBD, and dosage tips. 30-40 minute presentation followed by discussion. 10:30 am, second floor, 801 SW Hwy. 101.

 

Memorial Service

Congregational Church of Lincoln City

A memorial for Michael Phillips, a homeless man who was run over on Highway 101 last December. The service will honor Mr. Phillips’ life, and lift up the plight of our homeless neighbors in a service of remembrance and story-sharing. 2 pm, 1760 NW 25th Street.



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