Looking for things to do in the Lincoln County, Oregon area? Want to keep on top of the big events happening in our community? Sick of sitting at home staring at a screen? Our Upcoming Events page will keep you updated on fun activities, service opportunities and ways to get involved, things to see, and important dates to remember for Lincoln County and surrounding areas!
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TRAIL BLAZERS RIP CITY RELAY RALLIES
Wednesday, Sept. 13th
The Portland Trail Blazers and Moda are excited to begin the fifth annual Rip City Relay. A team of Trail Blazers ambassadors and staff will embark on a week-long journey from Sept. 11-15 around the state of Oregon, engaging with Trail Blazers fans all along the way. This event brings Oregon communities together with energy and enthusiasm to showcase the Trail Blazers as “Oregon’s Team”.
This year, Newport will mark the third stop on the relay (Sept. 13). Trail Blazers personalities and Moda representatives will also activate the communities in Coos Bay (Sept. 11), Florence (Sept. 12), Dallas (Sept. 14) and McMinnville (Sept. 15).
Supporting partners of this year’s relay include Energy Trust of Oregon and COUNTRY Financial.
Trailblazers.com/ripcityrelay will provide updates and information all along the relay, and fans can follow the relay’s progress by using the hashtag #RipCityRelay.
Basketball Clinic – Newport Middle School (825 NE 7th St., Newport, OR 97365)
Trail Blazers youth basketball coaches take over a PE class to teach local kids how to play like the pros.
School Assembly – Sam Case Elementary (459 NE 12th St., Newport, OR 97365)
Trail Blazers personalities take over a school assembly for an hour of flair, fanfare and fun.
Rip City Flag Raising – Next to City Hall (SW 2nd St.) Newport, OR 97365
Newport Mayor Sandra Roumagoux joins Trail Blazers and Moda representatives to tip off the Rip City Fair with opening ceremonies.
Rip City Fair – Next to City Hall (SW Angle St.) Newport, OR 97365
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Fans are invited to this free community gathering from 4-6 PM featuring fun for the whole family, including the opportunity to interact and play basketball with Trail Blazers personalities, take photos with the 1977 NBA Championship trophy, and win game tickets and other prizes.
COLOR THE COAST 3K RUN
Saturday, Sept. 16th
LIGHTS OF HOPE 2017
Toledo Waterfront Park
Saturday, Sept. 16th
The Addict’s Mom announces their nationwide campaign, Lights of Hope, 2017. They will be honoring and supporting those whose lives have been shattered by addiction and remembering those lost. Ceremonies will be hosted by local chapters throughout the United States. On September 16th, candles will burn bright as beacons of hope for the 22.7 million Americans addicted to drugs.
The Addict’s Mom hopes to highlight:
• The lack of available resources specifically structured to care for, curtail, and combat addiction issues.
• Campaigns for foundations, such as hospitals, to increase their efforts in treating those plagued by addiction.
• Information that is available to those struggling with addiction about where they can receive help
• The fact that recovery is possible.
• The need to never lose hope.
Lights of Hope is an offer extended to all to step out of the shadows of shame and stigma and raise their voices as one by lighting three candles to spotlight September as National Recovery Month. One candle represents those in active addiction, the next celebrates addicts in recovery, and the last speaks for those who have perished. Together the tapers embody the hope that one day this national epidemic of death and despair will end. An extremely painful and private battle, most addicts and their families suffer alone.
61ST ANNUAL DEPOE BAY INDIAN-STYLE SALMON BAKE
Depoe Bay City Park
Saturday, Sept. 16th
INDIGENOUS HERITAGE DANCE FEATURED AT STATE CAPITOL
Saturday, Sept. 16th
Wearing large, brightly colored feathered headdresses as part of their cultural regalia, the members of Grupo Ritual Azteca Huitzilopochtli make quite a statement. In fact, the members of the group adorn themselves with bright colors from head to toe and are sure to make a picture perfect post to your favorite social media account (#hispanicheritageday.)
You can snap that pic on Saturday, September 16 at 1 p.m. when the group performs at the Capitol for the third annual Hispanic Heritage Day celebration. Huitzilopochtli’s mission is to teach indigenous Aztec culture and traditions through dance, music and the arts. Which fits right in with this year’s theme Dance! Dance! Dance!
The event is brought to you by the Capitol History Gateway Project, and is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation. Hispanic Heritage Day goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and parking around the Capitol is free on weekends. To see the full schedule, go to the event tab at oregoncapitol.com.
NEWPORT SYMPHONY ORECHESTRA FEATURING WESTWATER ARTS
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 16 & 17th
This year is a special one for the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean for they celebrate Adam Flatt’s 10 years as Music Director. Adam has planned a wonderful season with many surprises, and everyone is invited to be part of it.
The first surprise is the opening concert, featuring the photochoreography of Westwater Arts, with Nicholas Bardonnay, artist along with music of Ives, Dvorák, Pârt, Thomson, and Smetana. Performances are Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 pm. Buy your tickets now by contacting the Newport Performing Arts Center Box Office at 541-265-2787 or buy tickets online. The Newport Performing Arts Center is located at 777 W. Olive St, Newport.
Following the concert, there will be a reception with Adam and the musicians, with wine provided by Flying Dutchman Winery, and a 10th Anniversary Cake and hors d’oeuvres provided by Georgia-Pacific.
DRIVE ELECTRIC YACHATS – NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK
Sunday, Sept. 17th
Are you interested in electric vehicles? Do you drive an electric car? Would you like to learn more? Then Drive Electric Yachats is for you! This is a one-day event in Yachats on Sunday Sept. 17th from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Commons Picnic Shelter. Come test drive an electric vehicle. All EV owners and EV aficionados are invited to take part in this event. EV owners who are willing can register to let a novice explore their car. It is the owners decision what to allow guests do with their electric vehicle: look at it, sit in it, ride in it, or drive it.
National Drive Electric Week, September 9-17, 2017, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. “National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association”. Drive Electric Yachats is locally sponsored by the Drift Inn Hotel and Restaurant and the Yachats Chamber of Commerce.
Please contact 541-968-6089 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org, with your ideas, questions and suggestions.
NEWPORT COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE
Nye Beach (Newport)
Tuesday, Sept. 19th
In its tenth year of presenting free, family friendly year-round rhythm jams and performance events in Lincoln County and still on its twice-monthly summer schedule through September. At Don Davis Park gazebo, across from the Performing Arts Center. Drug, alcohol, and smoke free. No musical experience required, loaner instruments available.
Contact email@example.com or 541-272-4615.
TRAIL BLAZERS TIP-OFF 2017-18 SEASON OCTOBER 18TH
Wednesday, Oct. 18th
The Portland Trail Blazers will tip-off their 48th NBA season at the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Oct. 18, it was announced today by the NBA.
Portland will open the 2017-18 campaign with a three-game road trip, followed by a four-game homestand that begins with the home opener vs. New Orleans at the Moda Center on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
All 82 Trail Blazers games will be televised by national carriers or CSN, and aired on the Trail Blazers Radio Network.
Among the highlights at the Moda Center in 2017-18: the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors make the trip up on Feb. 14 and March 9; the Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Portland on March 15; the L.A. Lakers make their lone appearance in the Rose City on Nov. 2; and the Boston Celtics come to town on March 23.
The Trail Blazers will play 10 of their first 14 games at the Moda Center to begin the season, and seven of their final 10 on the road.
Portland will take on 10 of 14 Western Conference opponents twice at home and twice on the road, while playing Golden State, San Antonio, Dallas and the L.A. Lakers only three times apiece. Of those matchups, the Trail Blazers host Golden State and San Antonio twice, and the L.A. Lakers and Dallas once. The team will face each Eastern Conference team twice.
The Trail Blazers will close out the regular season on Wednesday, April 11 vs. Utah.
The entire schedule can be viewed here: www.nba.com/blazers/schedule.
To receive information about the single-game ticket on-sale, please visit trailblazers.com/tickets. For season tickets and other ticketing inquiries, please call 844-RIP-CITY.
And don’t forget, you can listen to live broadcasts of the games on AM 1310 KNPT or on FM 98.3
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – JOSEPHINE ALLEN, MARK ADCOCK, & MARY YOUNG
Now thru Sept. 22nd
In a two-week Spotlight Show from September 9th to September 22nd, the Yaquina Art Association will be featuring Acrylic Painter Josephine Allen, Watercolor Artist Mark Adcock, and Fused Glass Artist Mary Young. The Yaquina Art Association Gallery is located in Nye Beach at 789 NW Beach Drive. Hours of operation are 11 am to 4 pm every day.Josephine Allen has a love of art and it shows in the variety of mediums she works with. She enjoys acrylic painting, china painting, watercolors, clay art, colored pencil, pastels, photography, mixed media, fiber arts, basket weaving, and jewelry making. Her Spotlight show will feature her acrylic, oil, and mixed media paintings.
Mark Adcock was raised in Kansas City, Missouri and attended Northwest Missouri State University and graduate school at California State University, Fullerton. His painting began in earnest following his retirement after 40 years of public service as a police officer and city manager.A member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Mark’s paintings have been included in juried art shows on the Oregon Coast and are shown in several restaurants and galleries on the Oregon Coast, as well as commissioned paintings in private collections on both coasts and the midwest.
Mark, wife Robin and basset hound Deuce reside in Waldport where Mark enjoys the beauty of the Oregon Coast as subject for many of his paintings. Mark’s most significant influences in watercolor painting include renown Oregon Coast artist, John Bradley, as well as world acclaimed English watercolorists, Ron Ranson, Edward Wesson and Edward Seago.
Mary Young has been creating fused glass art for ten years. The constant surprises, playing with color, and making happy things are the best part of glass projects. The interest in glass started with her Father, who bought a glass kiln to experiment with. It just took off from there: exploring, trying new techniques, experimenting with patterns and color, and just playing around. Mary has lived in Newport for eleven years. She grew up in Seattle, WA and lived in Portland, OR before moving to the beautiful Oregon Coast. She has been a member of the Yaquina Art Association since 2007. Right now she is currently serves as an officer on the Board of Directors. Under the name Whimsy Art Glass, Mary sells her glass work in the Newport Farmer’s Market, the Lincoln City Farmer’s Market, and the Itinerant Artist’s Marketplace in Lincoln City.
TILLAMOOK FOREST CENTER SUMMER EVENTS
Now through September
There is always something fun to do in summer at the Tillamook Forest Center. Don’t miss a new art exhibit, Ravage & Recovery, featuring forest paintings, as well as paintings on conch mushrooms and a cross-cut saw by Tillamook County-native Bud Johansen on display through September 4. Get a hug from Smokey Bear and explore the Connections with Wildlife traveling exhibit, on loan from the Oregon Hunters’ Association, during the 11th annual Return from the Burn event August 18-20. Interpretive naturalists will lead interpretive programs for all ages.
Visit tillamookforestcenter.com for more details and specific program information
WIRE WRAPPING JEWELRY CLASS
Lincoln City Cultural Center
Saturday, Apr. 8th (Every Other Saturday After That)
DRUM CIRCLE SUMMER SCHEDULE
Don Davis Park (Newport)
Tuesday, May 2nd (bi-monthly after)
The long-running Newport Community Drum Circle will return on Tuesday, May 2, to its regular twice-monthly summer schedule in the gazebo at Don Davis Park.
The free, family-friendly event will meet every first and third Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm through September. All ages and skill levels are welcome and there are instruments to borrow for those who don’t have their own drum.
The sessions are drug-, alcohol-, and smoke-free by city ordinance and drum circle policy and are always supervised. Don Davis Park is across Olive Street from the Performing Arts Center.
The drum circle will celebrate its tenth anniversary in August. Drum Circle Coordinator Chandler Davis said it typically attracts from two to three dozen participants (up to more than 50), including local regulars and many out of town and out of state visitors.
Participants range in age from toddlers to nonagenarians and represent every social and economic stratum, he said.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center Upcoming Events
The info center is open to the public and staffed by volunteers from 10am to 5pm every day except Tuesday. To talk to a volunteer at the info center, call 541-994-3302. For all ticket and event inquires, call 541-994-9994.
How to Purchase Tickets
Event information and tickets are available in our Visitor Information Center, or by calling 541-994-3302 during business hours, 10:00am to 5:00pm (closed Tuesdays). Tickets may also be purchased anytime on our website www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.com. Click the large “Buy Tickets Online” button on the left side of the screen. Tickets may also be purchased through our Facebook page. Remember, LCCC Members always receive $2.00 off LCCC event ticket price with your member code. For membership information call 541 994-9994 or see our website.