Upcoming Events

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!

Have an event or activity that you would like posted?  Send it to us at news@ybcradio.com with as much notice as possible.

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COMPUTER CLASSES
Newport Public Library

Feb.  24th

The Newport Public Library is offering the following free classes during the month of February.

·   On Friday, February 24 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., a class on Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks will be offered. This class shows how to log in, search, and borrow digital books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines from Flipster, Hoopla, and Library2Go. Students are encouraged to bring their own devices if they have specific questions.

All classes are free, and registration is required. Library staff also offer one-on-one tutorials, for up to 60 minutes. You can call the library to “Book a Librarian” if you have questions about Microsoft software, library resources, or general computer or tablet use. For more information, please call (541) 265-2153 or check the library website, www.newportlibrary.org.

 


SAXOPHONIST JACON ZIMMERMAN & HIS NORTHWEST JAZZ TRIO
Friday, FEB. 24th

It will be swing and bebop galore on Friday, Feb. 24, as the Lincoln City Cultural Center presents a two-set jazz concert by saxophone and clarinet player Jacob Zimmerman. He’ll perform with pianist Jake Svendson and bassist Nate Parker, in a 7 pm show at the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Seattle-based saxophonist and clarinetist Jacob Zimmerman is an extremely versatile and integral part of the local creative-music community. Jacob studied music at the internationally renowned Garfield High School, the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and Mills College in Oakland. His teachers have included Roscoe Mitchell, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris and Anthony Coleman. In 2013, Zimmerman was recognized as the “Emerging Artist of Year” by Earshot Jazz, where one reviewer said “Zimmerman leads with a tasteful, versatile voice.” This will be Zimmerman’s first performance in Lincoln City since he premiered here in 2015.

Tickets for the Feb. 24 concert at the LCCC are $15 in advance and $17 at the door, on sale at the LCCC box office, 541-994-9994 or lincolncity-culturalcenter.org. The center accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express, as well as checks and cash. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. A selection of Northwest beers and wines, and Mountain Man savory snacks will be sold before the show, and during intermission. Youth ages 18 and under will be admitted free. For details, head to www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or call 541-994-9994.

 


ADVENTURE VAN TRIP: WURSTEFST
MT. ANGEL, OR

Friday, Feb. 24th

The Best of the Wurst, a celebration of German Sausage.

The Newport 60+ Adventure Van will be headed to Mount Angel on Friday, February 24, 2017 to celebrate German heritage at Wurstfest. You will find the best handcrafted German sausages, as well as local and German beers.

Wurstfest has non-stop entertainment featuring dancers and musical groups. At the Artisan Market you can find numerous varieties of mustards, beef jerky, Rye Whiskey, hats, German Artisan breads, pretzels and pastries. Also, local honey, beehive, hazelnut and lavender products, handcrafted chocolates, Bavarian clothing, jewelry, scarves and purses and more.

So, dust off your lederhosen, starch up your Bavarian dirndl, and join the happy folk of Mount Angel for a fun-filled, celebration of the Wurst.

The cost for this trip is $21.00. We will depart from the 60+ Center in Newport on Friday, February 24, at 8:00 am and return around 5:00 pm. For more info, or to reserve your spot, come by our office at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617. For information on upcoming trips, events and presentations visit: www.newportoregon.gov/sc.

Visit our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter
Give us a call at 541-265-9617

 


ZWICKELMANIA HITS THE COAST
Coastal Breweries

Saturday, Feb. 25th

What’s a Zwickel? It’s the annual craft beer celebration when big and small breweries participate with meet-the-brewer events, tours and beer tastings.
Visit the Zwickelmania event page , which is regularly updated, and see below for a list of participating breweries on the Oregon and other brewing regions. The Oregon Brewers Guild lays out maps, brewery listings and itineraries that you can view online or print out.

Last year, more than 42,500 people toured 120 participating breweries statewide and the Oregon Brewers Guild expects that number to increase in 2017 with many beer fans enjoying both weekends.

For more information, head to Oregoncraftbeer.org, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #Zwickel17.
Don’t Miss These Participating Breweries on The Coast
This list is updated regularly on the Oregon Brewers Guild website

The Coast
Buoy Beer Co. — Meet the brewers, drink some beers, tour the brewery, eat food with beer suggestions.
Chetco Brewing Co. Brewery — Brewery tours, meet the brewer, snacks and their annual Garage Zale!
Chetco Brewing Co. Taproom — Specials, live music, and snacks.
Fort George Brewery — February is stout month at Fort George.
Pelican Brewery and Taproom — Meet the brewer, beer tasting, brewery tours.
Pelican Pub and Brewery — Meet the brewer, beer tasting, brewery tours.
Pelican Pub and Brewery Cannon Beach — Meet the brewer, beer tasting, brewery tours.
Rogue Ales/Brewer’s on the Bay — Beer tasting and brewery tours.
Rusty Truck Brewing Co. — Meet the brewer, tours, tastings, giveaways.

 


PETAL HEADS NURSERY: SPRING PERENNIALTALK AND PLANT SALE
Connie Hansen Garden (Lincoln City)

Saturday, Feb. 25th

Calling all hortiholics, plant nerds and garden gurus: Dave and Annilese Doolittle, owners of Petal Heads Nursery, West Linn, Oregon, are coming to town!

Known for informative and fun talks, they will discuss perennials perfect for spring planting. Truckload plant sale to follow. 1PM, 1931 NW 33rd Street, Lincoln City. FMI, call 541-994-6338 or visit www.conniehansengarden.com

The Connie Hansen Garden is free and open to the public every day of the year from dawn til dusk.

 

 

 


OSCAR PARTY
Newport Elks

Sunday, Feb. 26th

 


COASTL FESTIVAL/STRONGER TOGETHER RUN/WALK 5K
Newport Performing Arts Center

Sunday, Feb. 26th

Where:

Course Description: Scenic paved course through Nye Beach, down to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, through Yaquina Bay State Park and back to the Performing Arts Center. A fairly flat, fast and fun course.

Start Times: 9 a.m. start. Packet pickup and race day registration at 8:00 am.

Awards: 10:15 am at the Performing Arts Center. Enjoy delicious hot local chowder after the race, donated by Ocean Bleu at Gino’s, as well as great raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

Registration:
(1) on-line
(2) by mail: Make checks payable to Coast Hills Running Club, 2807 NE Jackson Place, Newport, OR 97365

Entry Fees: The race entry fee does not include a T-shirt.

Entry Fee for advance registration – online or postmarked by 2/24/17
Adult (T-shirt not included) $ 15.00
Student under 19 (T-shirt not included) $ 10.00
T-shirt (optional, available until 2/15/13) $10.00
Kids Run- free

Entry Fee – Day of Race (cash or check only, no T-shirt option)
Adult $25.00
Student under 19 $15.00

 


A NIGHT WITH FAMILY PROMISE
Center for Health Education (Newport)

Monday, Feb. 27th

RHODODENDRON TALK WITH MIKE BONES
Connie Hansen Garden (Lincoln City)

Saturday, Mar. 11th

Mike Bones, owner of Bones Nursery in Florence, Oregon, will be giving a talk on Rhododendrons on Saturday March 11th at 1 pm at the Connie Hansen Garden. Mike is well known as a most entertaining and informative speaker whose 50 years of knowledge raising rhododendrons is surpassed only by his energy and enthusiasm. Recently retired, Mike is now able to devote himself full time to the nursery business and his developing interest in cultivating bonsai, as well as his role as President of the very active Siuslaw chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.

His talk is entitled “Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Location / Rhodies 101” and he promises to bring a good selection of plants of varying sizes for sale from his nursery, including several already in bloom. The Connie Hansen Garden will be in the early stages of its spectacular spring display of rhodies and azaleas so this is the perfect opportunity to acquire inspiration, know-how and just the right plant for your own garden.

 


LETITIA CARSON: AN OREGON PIONEER
Newport High School Boone Center

Tuesday, Feb. 28th

Jan Meranda and Dr. Bob Zybach will give a presentation on Letitia Carson on Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the Newport High School Boone Center. This program is cosponsored by The Newport Public Library Foundation and the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation in recognition of Black History Month.Letitia Carson, a former slave, was one of the first black women to cross the Oregon Trail in 1845, along with her white husband, David. Their daughter Martha was born along the way, and their son Adam came several years later. When David Carson died, Letitia and her children were left out of his estate settlement, and their land was taken from her by Greenberry Smith, a wealthy white landowner.

Letitia’s story is significant because she fought for years to regain her property and eventually won, becoming the first black woman to make a successful homestead claim in the Pacific Northwest.

Zybach is a forest scientist with a Ph.D. in environmental sciences. He and Meranda, a writer and genealogist from Salem, have collaborated on researching Letitia Carson’s history for nearly thirty years.

Jane Kirkpatrick drew on their research to write her 2014 novel A Light in the Wilderness, and Meranda recently published the first in her series of biographies on Carson, Freedom’s Light: The Letitia Carson Story Begins. Zybach’s article, “Strangely Absent from History: Carson vs. Smith, 1852-1857,” appeared in a recent issue of The Oregon State Bar Bulletin.

This program is free and open to the public. Copies of Jan Meranda’s book will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, go to www.newportlibrary.org or call 541-265-2153.

 

STRING & HANDBELL CONCERT
St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church

Thursday, Mar. 2nd

The String and Handbell Ensembles from Concordia University Portland are beginning a concert tour here at St. Peter the Fisherman on Thursday, March 2nd at 7:00 P.M. The church is located at SW 14th & Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Call the church at 541-94-8793 for more information.

www.stpeterlc.com

 

 


TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE DRIFTWOOD LIBRARY
Driftwood Library (Lincoln City)

Friday, Mar. 3rd

Driftwood Public Library invites members of the community to match wits with library staff at an after-hours Trivia Night, hosted by Mr. Bill of Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show, in the library’s reading room on Friday, March 3rd, starting at 7:00 pm. This is the kick-off event for Lincoln City Reads, and copies of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan, will be available for purchase at $5 per copy. Copies of the book will also be given away as prizes. The library will announce its lineup of events for the final week of April during the trivia night as well. Food and refreshments will be available. All are welcome to attend this free event, though seating is limited.

More information about Lincoln City Reads will be available in coming weeks on the library’s webpage (www.driftwoodlib.org) and on their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DriftwodPublicLibrary), as well as through the local news media. Any questions about the project can be directed to Ken Hobson at khobson@lincolncity.org, or at 541-996-1242.

Lincoln City Reads is sponsored, in part, by The Driftwood Library Foundation and Friends of Driftwood Library. Specific programs in the project will be sponsored by additional organizations. The library is located at 801 SW HWY 101, on the second floor of the City Hall building, adjacent to McKay’s Market (formerly Price ‘n Pride) and across the street from Burger King.

 


INAUGURAL OREGON ARTISTRY ART QUILT SHOW
Yachats Commons

March 10, 11 & 12

Polly Plumb Productions and the City of Yachats, Oregon, present the inaugural Ocean Artistry Art Quilt Show, which will be held at the Yachats Commons on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 10, 11, 12.

“Gems of the Ocean” is a juried show that will be comprised of art pieces from local, regional and international art quilters. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. The Yachats Commons is located at 441 Highway 101 N and the suggested donation for the event is $5.

“One of the goals of the show is to introduce art quilting to local residents as well as visitors to the area,” said Polly Plumb Productions Board member Ruth Bass. “We thought the ocean theme would allow artists to explore the beauty of this area and make interpretations based on their own whimsy.” Art quilts do not typically follow the patterns used in traditional quilting. Instead, artists use fabric and other materials to build conceptual creations based on a theme, design or simply the artist’s imagination.

Financial support for the three-day show has been received from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund and the City of Yachats’ New Event Fund. “We’re delighted to have the financial support to help bring this type of show to Yachats. This will surely brighten up the town. We welcome everyone to experience an art quilt show,” added Bass.

Quilt entries have already been accepted. The jury process, which will decide which art quilts “make it into the show”, will be completed by February 1. Final judging will be made by a five-person panel on the day before the show begins. For more information, please contact info@oceanartistry.org or go to www.oceanartistry.org .

Polly Plumb Productions (PPP) is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization that supports and promotes music and dance performances and art exhibitions in the Yachats area. Other PPP programs include the annual Rainspout Music Festival (https://rainspout.org ) and the popular annual Yachats Celtic Music Festival (http://yachatscelticmusicfestival.org).

Located along the Central Oregon Coast, Yachats is about 125 miles SE of Portland and 25 miles south of Newport. The small coastal city is on the north side of 800-foot-high Cape Perpetua, a large forested headland projecting into the Pacific Ocean. The oceanfront beauty of the area is spectacular.

 


VIETNAM WAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION EVENT
American Legion (Newport)

Saturday, Mar. 11th

The Yaquina Chapter, serving Lincoln County, NSDAR would like to invite you to attend a recognition event in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event will be held at the American Legion (Newport) on March 11th at 2:00 P.M.

Eligibility: All veterans that served, anytime, during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 regardless of location will receive a certificate and lapel pin. This chapter is honoring Lincoln County veterans with a short program of appreciation and reception. Your family and friends are invited. Please RSVP by March 1, 2017 to yaquinadar@gmail.com or by calling 541-252-0515. Please include your name (spelling), branch of service, and contact information.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 177,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world during the past three years.

To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or connect with DAR on social media at facebook.com/TodaysDAR, twitter.com/TodaysDAR and youtube.com/TodaysDAR

 


LINCOLN COUNTY VOLUNTEER FAIR
Shilo In (Newport)

Saturday, Mar. 25th



 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

LINCOLN CITY WARMING SHELTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Lincoln City Warming Center

Ongoing

The Lincoln City Warming Shelter is looking for lots of volunteers to serve at various times and on selected days the shelters are open during December – March. There is a one week notice of days/dates the shelters will be open and the Volunteer Coordinator will call regarding your availability. Seeking volunteers with a heart to help, a willingness to be flexible and serve, and wanting to make a difference in someone’s life. Training Included. Call Volunteer Administrator Richard Gartrell at 2016-714-7012 to sign up today.

 

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VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR AND OPERATIONS MANAGER NEEDED: Seeking a person with a desire to make a difference to serve as either the Volunteer Coordinator or the Volunteer Operations Manager. Could be employed or a stay-at-home Mom/Dad, with some organizational or project management skills, enthusiasm, and with a heart for these critically important roles with our seasonal shelter project. Training included. If interested, please make contact by email, or forward a letter of interest or an application (contact info below)

 

NOTE: The warming shelters usually are open 6PM-8AM only on selected days/dates, determined a week in advance, during the period December to late March, when winter weather dips to freezing temperatures.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Richard Gartrell, Volunteer Administrator
Personal Email: rbgartrell2@aol.com
Cell: 206-714-7012   

 


ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT – CAROL SUMMERS
Yaquina Art Association Gallery

Now thru Feb. 24th

A two-week Artisan Spotlight show, featuring the work of Carol Summers, will run from February 11th to 24th at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport.

‘Evening Shadows’ – Carol Summers

Carol’s love of flowers, her interest in the energy of people and places, and her appreciation for ancient structures inspire her paintings. The medium of watercolor allows endless experiments in light, color and form.

Born in Indiana, Carol moved to Oregon at the age of seven and has lived in the Pacific Northwest since, except for a year at Santa Monica City College in California. After her junior year at University of Oregon she moved to Seattle, Washington where she ultimately began her court reporting career working at first for the Nuclear Siting Council in and around Olympia, Washington.
Carol retired from ten years of freelance court reporting in Spokane, WA, plus sixteen years as an official court reporter in Lane County, Oregon. She then moved to Yachats, Oregon, in 2003. Besides being immersed in the adventure of watercolor, Carol enjoys playing handbells, being a library volunteer, and staffing the Yaquina Art Association gallery at Nye Beach in Newport as a member of that group.

‘Cleopatra’s Needle’ – Carol Summers

From 2004 through 2006 she painted with acrylics in the decorative arts style at the Tole Tree in Yachats with Kay Ludlow. In 2005 she added watercolor and has studied watercolor in Florence, Oregon, with Susan Weathers and at YAA. A founding member of Yachats Arts Guild in 2007, she won the People’s Choice Award in 2010. She received awards at Celebrate the Arts in Florence, Oregon, and won a blue ribbon at the Lincoln County Fair in 2015. Her abstract Curvique received an Award of Achievement in 2012 from the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Carol’s art can be seen online in her album on the Yachats Arts Guild Facebook page. Her art is on exhibit at the Yaquina Gallery in Newport, Oregon, and in various local establishments in Yachats including the Touchstone Gallery.


ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT – DIANA PEREZ
Yaquina Art Association Gallery

Now thru Feb. 24th

A two-week Artisan Spotlight show, featuring the work of Diana Perez, will run from February 11th to 24th at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport.

Diana Pérez- Moya grew up in Bogotá, Colombia and moved to Oregon in 1999 bringing with her the shine of the tropical colors.

Credit: Diana Pérez- Moya

When she was 13 she discovered her love for color and art while taking oil classes with the well known Spanish painter Pepe Garcia. She studied different art mediums at the Universidad de los Andes, Casa Fabricato and Arturo Tejada Cano School in Bogotá.

Soon after arriving in Newport she took ceramic classes with ceramic artist Janet Wallace and drawing classes at YAA.

She is interested in upcycling and giving old things a new purpose as you will see in her collages and oyster painted shells. Her work will include oils, acrylics, glossies, collages and now she is also sharing the fun of color by presenting original drawings of pets (she will be accepting your pet pictures for this project), mermaids and more ready for you to color and frame.

 


CAPITOL HISTORY GATEWAY SPEAKER SERIES
Oregon State Capitol

Now thru April

Programming for the Oregon State Capitol History Gateway Speaker Series has been set for February, March and April. Most programs will be at noon in Hearing Room C. See individual listings for specific details. If you are unable to make it to the event, speakers will be streamed live on the internet and can be viewed at www.oregonlegislature.gov.

Oregon history is the focus in February, which coincides with the state’s birthday.

Renown author Jane Kirkpatrick will speak at noon, Thursday, February 16 in Hearing Room C. Kirkpatrick will be discussing her latest novel, “The Road We Traveled,” which focuses on the “Mother of Oregon” Tabitha Moffatt Brown and her journey on the Oregon Trail. After the talk Kirkpatrick will be signing her books, which will be for sale in the Capitol Store.

On Friday, February 17 at noon in Hearing Room C, author RC Marlen will retell stories of historic Oregon and reading from her novel, “Grist.” Marlen will also be signing her books after her talk, and the books will be for sale in the Capitol Store.

Women’s History Month is the focus for March. Senator Mae Yih will be speaking at noon on Thursday, March 9 in Hearing Room C. Yih made history in 1976 when she became the first Chinese-American woman elected to a state legislature in the United States. She will be signing her book, “East Meets West,” in front of the Capitol Store after her talk.

Governor Barbara Roberts will be speaking at noon on Thursday, March 23 in Hearing Room C. Roberts served as the 34th Governor of Oregon from 1991 to 1995 and was the first woman elected to that position. She will be reading from her book, “Up the Capitol Steps,” which is for sale in the Capitol Store and can be signed after the talk.

In April the focus is Earth Awareness. Unfortunately, this discussion is not programmed during the lunch hour. Dr. Sheila Sund will be presenting information on the Cascadia Subduction Zone from
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 14 in Hearing Room 50.

For more information about the Speaker Series, please call Visitor Services at 503-986-1388 or go to the events page at www.oregoncapitol.com.

 


‘LOW TIDE LANDSCAPES’ PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT
Maritime Center Gallery – Lincoln County Historical Society

Now thru Sunday, Apr. 2nd

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Low tide at Quail Beach in Seal Rock, Oregon, by Dave McIntire

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center will host a new exhibit, “Low Tide Landscapes.” This group exhibit by the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild explores the hidden landscape between land and sea exposed during minus tides, and will be on view at the Heritage Center from September 22, 2016, to April 2, 2017.

The exhibit features the work of nine members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild who make regular visits to the beaches of the Central Oregon Coast during low tides, especially the minus tides that occur in the spring and early summer. The photographers work in a variety of photographic media, including pinhole, iPhone, infrared and platinum, as well as straight and manipulated digital photography.

“Like most photographers, we're always looking for new things to see in the world around us and new ways to see them,” said Corvallis photographer Rich Bergeman. “One place that never disappoints is the coast at very low tides. It’s a combination of seascape and landscape, and a photographer’s dreamland.”

Joining Bergeman in the exhibit are Corvallis photographers Bill Laing, Jack Larson, John Ritchie, Dave McIntire, Craig Hanson and Kat Sloma, along with Kurt Norlin of Albany and Phil Coleman of Philomath.

The opening artists’ reception will take place Friday, September 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Maritime Center. Meet the artists, view their work, and enjoy light refreshments. Admission to the opening reception is free for Historical Society members, and $5 for non-members.

For more information about the exhibit or reception, call the Lincoln County Historical Society at (541) 265-7509, or visit www.oregoncoasthistory.org.

The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that preserves and shares Lincoln County’s history. Visit the Burrows House Museum, 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport, and the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport. Burrows House admission is by donation. Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is $5 for adults, children 12 and under admitted free. Both museums are open 11 am to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday.


 

FINDERS KEEPERS – GLASS FLOATS ON THE BEACH
Lincoln City

Now thru Wednesday, May 31st

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The coast is about to get colorful as Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach in Lincoln City, begins in October. This is the 18th year of the signature promotion, which runs October 15th, 2016 through Memorial Day 2017.

Glass studios from around the Pacific Northwest are handcrafting the colorful glass art for the new Finders Keepers season. One of the glass artists, William Murphy from Oregon Coast Glassworks is thrilled to be participating in the season.

“Lincoln City does such a great job with this program,” says Murphy. “It brings so many people to the coast just to find a glass float. I am honored to be a part of it.”

Murphy, who has over 20 years of glass blowing experience, says that Oregon Coast Glassworks uses only the finest materials for their floats. “Other studios like to cut corners when it comes to color mixes, using only about one or two,” says Murphy. “For us, we use five to six color mixes, which result in a premium quality glass float. And, each float is given a personal touch. We put a lot of love and care into making them.”

Some of Oregon Coast Glassworks floats that can be seen out on the beach include their green watermelon floats and red fireballs. “They are big sellers at the studio,” says Murphy. “We hope the visitors have just as much fun looking for them as we did making them.”

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Floats Roads End – Photo by Cody Cha

2,017 officially numbered glass floats will be carefully hidden along the 7-½ miles of pristine beach in Lincoln City, from Roads End on the north side of town to Siletz Bay on the south end.  Floats can be found above the high tide line and below the beach embankment, and are always hidden during daylight hours. If you find a glass float, you get to keep it!

As if daily float drops weren’t enough, keep an eye out for special glass art drops throughout the next several months, which will boost the total count for this season to over 3,000.  These special drops will include a combination of unnumbered glass floats, antique Japanese glass floats, sand dollars, crabs, starfish, and holiday-themed floats.  For a schedule of upcoming drops visitwww.oregoncoast.org/finders-keepers.

On opening weekend, October 15th and 16th, an extra 100 glass floats will be carefully placed on the beach to kick off the season. In addition, a jumbo float will be hidden with a prize package attached. Find the jumbo float, and take home a weekend getaway courtesy of Lincoln City. The weekend getaway includes lodging, restaurant certificates, and a certificate to blow your own glass float.

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Photo by Bob Gibson

Share your glass treasure discoveries on Lincoln City’s social media channels. Post a photo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LincolnCityOregon, on Instagram or Twitter @LincolnCityOR.

The official handcrafted Finders Keepers glass floats will be signed and numbered, and when they are found, they become collector’s items.  Register your glass treasure and you will receive a certificate of authenticity and a biography of the artist who created the float. To register your float, call 800-452-2151, visit www.oregoncoast.org, or text FLOATS to 24587. You can also bring your discovered treasure to the Visitor Information Center at 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. If you have limited mobility or are unable to walk on the beach due to disability, stop by and fill out an entry form for a chance to win a glass float.

Finders Keepers began in 1999, when a local artist first thought of glass floats as an intriguing way to launch the new millennium. Lincoln City sponsored the project, hosting the inaugural season in 1999-2000. Each year, tourists continue to come from around the country to search for their own brightly colored, signed and numbered glass float.

In days gone by, visitors searching Oregon’s beaches often found treasures from the far-east: blown glass floats in intriguing shades of green and blue. Used by Japanese fishermen to float their nets, these spheres were as small as two inches or as large as two feet. They were collected, polished, and admired; the ultimate find for any dedicated beachcomber. Today fishing vessels around the world use buoyant plastic, making glass floats a rare find – except in Lincoln City where these treasures can be found every October through May during the Finders Keepers season.

For more information contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visitwww.oregoncoast.org

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Photo by Jordan May

 


The Lincoln City Cultural Center Upcoming Events

Lincoln City Cultural Center PictureLincoln City Cultural Center & Visitor Info Center
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.


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