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Published on August 1, 2017 1:10PM

Last changed on August 1, 2017 1:15PM

Beets will meet beats this Wednesday, Aug. 9, in Newport as the Thunder & Lightness Ensemble provides the soundtrack to harvest time at the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Community Garden.

Chandler Davis and Terry Filer will lead a musical accompaniment as the Lincoln County Master Gardeners pluck vegetables from 11 am to 1 pm. The musicians and guests will celebrate the harvest with centuries-old multicultural traditional and indigenous harvest songs on hand drums and Native American flutes.

The event is part of Lincoln County Master Gardeners Week. The garden, tended Newport school children under the tutelage of the master gardeners, provides fresh food for Lincoln County Food Share.

Davis, who is also the leader of the Newport Drum Circle, will bring extra drums and rhythm toys. He encourages everyone to participate in the music-making. All ages are welcome and no musical experience is necessary.

For more information, email chandler@chandlerdavis.com or call 541-272-4615.

The community garden is located at Yaquina Bay State Park, just off Highway 101 at the north end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge

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