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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Thursday, Nov. 16th
The presentation “Sea Level Rise and Landward Migration of Estuarine Marshes” will describe analyses done under contract to MidCoast Watersheds Council to assess the extent of inundation in Oregon coastal estuaries under different sea level rise scenarios, and implications for survival and upslope migration of estuarine marshes.
Fran Recht is a resident of Depoe Bay and is employed by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. She one of the founding board members of the MidCoast Watersheds Council and is a leader in conservation efforts on the Oregon Coast, both in the marine environment and on land.
OSU Extension Lincoln County
1211 SE Bay Blvd
Newport, OR 97365
THE SULTAN AND THE SAINT
Thursday, Nov. 16th
Several local non-profits are hosting the Movie Premiere of The Sultan and The Saint, in Portland on November 16. The film tells the true story of two men: Saint Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, Muhammad al-Kamil, who defied their cultures and religious traditions and met in 1219, during the height of the Crusades.
The Movie Premiere will be shown on Thursday, November 16, at the Muslim Educational Trust, 10330 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, in Tigard. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., the film will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students, are available online at www.metpdx.org. This is the only showing of the movie in Oregon before it becomes available in 2018.
This award-winning docudrama, written and directed by Alexander Kronemer and narrated by Jeremy Irons, is a joint project of the Franciscan Action Network and the Muslim film company, Unity Productions Foundation. The action-drama oriented film also includes commentary by Christian and Muslim historians and comes at a time in our history when peace seems as elusive as ever. Michael Wolf, who served as the executive director of the film will be present to introduce the film which he has called a “double biography” that traces the “childhood, teenage, and adult years” of two fascinating and historically important individuals.
The Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie contacted the Muslim Educational Trust about bringing the film to Portland and the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, the Institute for Christian and Muslim Understanding and the Muslim Community Center of Portland joined as Presenting Sponsors. Other churches, mosques and organizations have been joining as co-sponsors. Contact Larry Peacock at the Franciscan Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-794-8542 or Rania Ayoub, Rania@metpdx.org, 503-579-6621 to co-sponsor.
For further information, contact the above persons or read about the film and see the trailer at SultanAndTheSaintFilm.com.
SILETZ TRIBAL RESTORATION POW-WOW
Saturday, Nov. 18th
The public is invited to join the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians on Saturday, Nov. 18, as it holds its annual Restoration Pow-Wow at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Ore.
This free event begins with a grand entry at 6 p.m. American Indian vendors with jewelry, beadwork and other items for sale will be available throughout the day.
This is the 40th year – to the day – that the Siletz Tribe has celebrated the signing of Public Law 95-195, which re-established government-to-government relations between the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the federal government. The Siletz Tribe was terminated from federal recognition in August 1954.
In the late 1960s, it became apparent that the only way to preserve and revitalize Siletz Tribal sovereignty, community and culture was for the Siletz Tribe to regain its status as a Tribe recognized by the United States.
In November 1977, after years of intense lobbying, Congress and President Jimmy Carter approved Public Law 95-195, which reinstated recognition of the Siletz as a federal Indian Tribe. The Siletz Tribe was the second in the nation – and the first in Oregon – to achieve restoration.
Dedicated to improving the quality of life of its more than 5,100 members, the Tribe puts strong emphasis on the education, health and social well-being of all its members.
GUIDED NATURALIST WALK
Saturday, Nov. 18th
Chuck Philo will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip that begins at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). Yaquina Bay and the woodlands of South Beach provide a wintering area for birds of prey along with many species of waterbirds including grebes, loons, great blue herons and a variety of ducks. Join Chuck at this free event open to everyone. Dress for variable weather and meet at 9 AM at the flagpole of the HMSC Visitor Center parking lot. The field trip will last two hours. For more info, call 541-961-1307.
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Visitor Center Parking Lot
2030 Marine Science Dr.
Newport OR 97365
MULTI-MEDIA FOUR HAND PIANO CONCERT
Saturday, Nov. 18th
The Portland-based XX Digitus Duo (“Twenty Fingers”), selected in 2016 by Artslandia magazine as one of their top 50 favorite artists, will be performing in Lincoln City on Saturday, Nov. 18. The program, called “Shades of Twenty,” will be a multi-media, four-hand piano concert event featuring a variety of musical styles that range from Latin American to contemporary classical, film and alternative rock. Hailed by critics as “dynamic,” “impressive” and “intrepid,” this duo’s music will be accompanied by visual projections and will include the local premiere of Dag Gabrielson’s 2016 musical score for the 1927 Dada film, “Ghosts Before Breakfast.”
The concert will begin at 7 pm on Nov. 18 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, inside the historic Delake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101, Lincoln City. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for youth ages 18 and under, on sale now at LincolnCityCulturalCenter.org or by calling 541-994-9994. LCCC members will receive a
UNMASQUE THE NIGHT
Friday Dec. 8th
ZOOLIGHTS + BEER = BREWLIGHTS
Wednesday, Nov. 29th
Join the Oregon Zoo for their first ever ZooLights night just for the 21 and over crowd, BrewLights.
This special event is one night only, and if you’ve ever thought that ZooLights would be more enjoyable without all the kids, you won’t want to miss it.
Enjoy complimentary samples from dozens of local purveyors of your favorite beer, wine, and ciders while you stroll the grounds taking in the spectacle of 1.5 million lights. Included with your BrewLights ticket price are a commemorative cup and complimentary beer, wine and cider tastings throughout the zoo and a chance to enjoy our 30th year of ZooLights.
Come hungry! Food from some of your favorite local food trucks will be available for purchase.
BrewLights is exclusive to guests 21 and over. Valid photo ID must be presented for entry.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to OregonZoo.com
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – SALLY MORRIS, PENNY BILLINGER & SUSAN HATFIELD
Now thru Nov. 17th
In a two week Spotlight Show from November 4th to November 17th, the Yaquina Art Association will be featuring the art of Sally Morris and sisters Penny Billinger & Susan Hatfield. 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.
Sally Morris has been traveling around the world most of her adult life. During her adventures she has taken advantage of every opportunity to learn more about art.
Along with her love of the arts Morris has a quirky look at what she paints. She is the only artist at the Yaquina Art Association to show her annual turkey painting every November for the past five years. Some of these will be displayed at her show.
The title of her show is “Along the Way.” Many of the works of art have a story to tell. The titles may give you a clue about the story or Sally may be volunteering during your visit and tell you in person.
Penny Billinger and Susan Hatfield enjoy to hunt and collect materials to use in their art projects especially from the beach and mountains. Their exhibit will feature photography, mosaics and recycled found art.
BEACHSTONE GALLERY FEATURED ATIST: CYNTHOA LONGHAT ADAMS
Now thru Nov. 30th
Cynthia Longhat Adams is November’s Featured Artist at the Beachstone Gallery at Artists’ Studio Association in Lincoln City. Her work features natural subjects drawn onto wood or canvas surfaces with a heated “brush” pen, known as pyrography, or “firepainting.”
Adams, who lives in Depoe Bay, has worked on her pyrographic technique and skills for a decade. She says, “It is time consuming, but the amazing rewards it offers are unmatchable, as I layer up my burn, working with a very low heat and a slow process, then lightly enhance with inks and water colors.”
She loves detail and realism. “As an artist, I find myself drawn to all things natural,” she explains. Over the years, she has experimented with scrimshaw, watercolor, pencil, pen and ink, and woodworking–including carving, furniture, and antique restoration. Self-taught, her mother’s ingenuity–creating a “paintbrush” from a toothpick, for example–inspired her to constantly learn and experiment, seeking solutions to problems. “The real challenge,” she explains, “is getting it as perfect as nature did; an impossible feat but a fun journey.” It is sensual work, with a variety of textures and smells, as she “paints with fire.”
Adams will also be the featured artist for the annual “Artistry in Wood” Show, January 16 and 17 at the Chinook Winds Convention Center. She has been a member of the Coastal Carvers Club for several years and her work will be honored this year at the largest wood carving show in Oregon.
Adams’ firepaintings will remain on exhibit at Beachstone Gallery during the month of November, and the Artists’ Co-op Gallery throughout the year.
More information is at her website: TwoSpiritCreations.com or her email at: email@example.com