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Lincoln City – A Tour to Die For – Oct. 21-22, 28-30
Witness history come to life this October in Lincoln City. Introducing A Tour to Die For, guided tours of Lincoln City’s hilltop graveyard, Pioneer Cemetery, on October 21-22 & 28-30. Get a rare nighttime tour of the cemetery and hear an eternity of tales from the permanent residents.
Ed Dreistadt, Director of the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau, is excited about this new cooperative promotion. “A Tour to Die For is an amazing collaboration, with stories collected by the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, interpreted by actors from Theatre West, using Pioneer Cemetery as the stage,” says Ed. “The history of Lincoln City is literally being brought to life for five nights this October. We are proud to be able to assist this new attraction created by three of our key cultural institutions.”
Tours depart from the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101, at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00pm on both weekends. Hot beverages and snacks will be on hand to fortify partakers of this fateful journey. On the way to the cemetery, participants will enjoy listening to local legends, lore and mysterious occurrences from their tour guide. Arriving at Pioneer Cemetery, brave souls will be greeted by Mr. Bones, who donated the land for the graveyard. From there, each tour will be guided by lantern light to the final resting place of six of the cemetery residents, each of whom will tell their stories. Some of the residents include a sea captain who didn’t make it to port, a woman who ran a Post Office back when women didn’t do such things and a town character who may try to sell “roses” from his wheelbarrow.
A Tour to Die For is a collaboration between the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, Taft Pioneer Cemetery Association and Theatre West. Stories about the residents of the cemetery are united with actors to literally bring the history of Lincoln City to life. Proceeds from the tours benefit North Lincoln County Historical Museum, Pioneer Cemetery and Theatre West.
To purchase tickets and for more information on A Tour to Die For, please visit tourtodiefor.com.
LCCC –The Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival – Oct. 22nd
The Wandering Reel Film Festival is back on Saturday, October 22nd at 7pm. This traveling film collection, called “Generation Juxtaposition,” compares the wise nature of the elderly with the spirited vulnerability of youth. And oftentimes, vice versa. See eight short documentaries:Zero-G, 70-some Years, Another Kind of Girl, Afternoon Tea, Counsellor, Tuesday, Bacon & God’s Wrath, Love. Love. Love. The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington. Admission is by donation, a sliding scale of $5-$12. Drinks and snacks! For full list of films, please visit: http://www.
FREE Event on Monday, October 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Food Share of Lincoln County will host a 6 week hands-on Cooking Matters class! This class is for low income adults with SNAP, WIC, TANF or SSI benefits.
You will learn how to:
Make the most of your food resources
Cook nutritious, delicious food
Shop wisely at the grocery store
Learn time-saving techniques
Learn recipes – recreate them with ingredients you take home each week
Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, call 541-265-8578 x3.
Learn the art of infant massage with your own baby (newborns – 3 months) on Monday, October 24th from 6-8pm. To register, call Michelle Wuerth at 541-574-4973.
Siletz City Hall – Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Town Hall Mtg. – Oct. 25th
A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Town Hall is being held at the Siletz City Hall (215 W. Buford Ave., Siletz, OR) on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00-7:30pm. Sheriff Landers and the Leadership Team will discuss topics such as staffing levels at the Sheriff’s Office, Siletz Law Enforcement District, Animal Shelter happenings, Jail operations and Support Services.
YAA Gallery – Pastel Painting Class Featured in Spotlight Show – Thru Oct. 30th
Paintings by the Local artists and students from the Pastel Class will be on display in a special “Spotlight Show, October 16 thru 30th at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport. This gallery is located at777 NW Beach St. (beside the turn-around at Nye Beach). Gallery hours are from 11 to 5 pm daily.
These informal pastel classes are held weekly on Thursdays from 10-12 noon. Students have a wide range of art experience (from beginner to professional artist). There is no age limit. Charlotte Carter teaches this class. She is a long time resident of Newport and an ongoing member of the Yaquina Art Association. She has only one requirement for her classes. Come prepared to …”have fun and tap into your inner creative child.”
Pastel Classes are just one of the many ongoing free classes provided by the Yaquina Art Association and held at the Visual Arts Center inNewport. The Yaquina Art Association is a local non-profit organization made up of residents from Lincoln County. They donate their services to promote art throughout the local community and educational school system i Lincoln County.
If you would like further information please call the YAA gallery at (541) 265-5133, or visit their webside at: www.yaquinaart.org.
Oregon Coast Aquarium – Creatures of the Day & Trick or Treat Street – Oct. 29th
Aquarium Showcases Halloween in a New Light
Halloween isn’t just about ghouls, goblins and other things that go bump in the night. At the Aquarium, it’s also an opportunity to don one’s costume and wander through Halloween-themed exhibits during the day, and take a stroll down “Trick or Treat Street” in the evening.
This year’s “Creatures of the Day” (as opposed to past years’ “Creatures of the Night”) event is catered to children aged 12 and under and will feature a more family-oriented lineup of activities. The all-day event raises food donations for Food Share of Lincoln County and pet food for the Lincoln County Animal Shelter.
Costumed children are eligible to enter a prize raffle, with several winners taking home a basket of goodies supplied by the Aquarium gift shop.
While exploring the Aquarium’s redecorated grounds, guests will have ample opportunity for photos—including selfies with the “Bag Monster”, a plastic debris-covered character that asks guests to forgo disposable plastic bags and instead opt to carry their candy in a reusable bag.
A “biofacts” station will allow visitors to feel the skin, bones and other creepy features of some of theOregon coast’s native species. The Passages of the Deep “Discovery Zone” will also be open throughout the day, providing an array of fascinating and frightfully fun activities for toddlers and their families.
Admission to the Creatures of the Day event is free for children aged 3-12 (each child should bring two cans of non-perishable people or pet food for donation) with an accompanying paid adult admission. The event remains free to valid Aquarium members and children under two, but food donations are encouraged.
Additionally, the Aquarium is co-sponsoring the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program’s Halloween “Trick or Treat Street” that will take place from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Mock storefronts arranged in a looping “street” will feature costumed 4-H youth handing out treats to all who enter. The event is designed to provide a safe and dry environment for children 12 and under to go trick or treating.
Those interested in experiencing this new take on a Halloween tradition may gain entry with two cans of non-perishable people or pet food or an equivalent cash donation, all of which goes to Food Share of Lincoln County. Guests that attended Creatures of the Day are invited to attend “Trick or Treat Street” without donating additional cans of food.
The Aquarium will close some exhibits at 4:00 p.m. on October 29 in preparation for Trick or Treat Street and re-open at 5:00 p.m. The Aquarium will resume its normal winter hours on October 30, opening at 10:00 a.m. and closing at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (541) 867-FISH or visit aquarium.org.
LCCC – Chessman Gallery – “Extreme Studies” by The MIX Fabric Art Group – Thru Nov. 7th
Yachats Commons – 19th Annual Crafts on the Coast Harvest & Holidays Arts & Crafts Festival – Nov. 5th & 6th
The date of the 19th Annual Crafts on the Coast Harvest & Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival is November 5-6, 2016, held inside Yachats Commons at 441 Hwy 101 N., near 4th st., in Yachats, Oregon, the Gem of the Oregon Coast.
This festival brings together nearly 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest offering their handmade crafts, fine art and gourmet food in a warm, family-friendly environment. Each event features free tastings of the gourmet food and provides a wonderful opportunity for experiencing art up close and personal with a chance to meet the artisan and often see how the art is constructed with craft demonstrations. Admission and parking are free!
CALL TO ARTISANS
Artisans in all mediums of arts and crafts and gourmet food producers are encouraged to apply for this long running, juried show. Application packages are now ready and have been sent to those on our mailing list. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive an application, please call 541-547-4738. The deadline for jury consideration for jury consideration for the Harvest & Holiday Festival is September 15.
Crafts on the Coast Arts & Crafts Festivals also feature community booths. Organizations using handmade crafts as a fund raiser are encouraged to apply for a small, free community booth, subject to availability.
The 19th Annual Crafts on Coast Harvest & Holidays Arts & Crafts Festival takes place on November 5-6!
Lincoln City Warming Shelter Needs Volunteers
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.
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 (see reverse side of this announcement) to: Lincoln City Warming Shelter, P.O. Box 198, Lincoln City, OR 97367, or contact the Volunteer Administrator Richard Gartrell at 206-714-7012.
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
Cell: 206-714-7012 Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maritime Center Gallery – Lincoln County Historical Society – Low Tide Landscapes Fine Art Photography Exhibit – Thru Apr. 2, 2017
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.
Lincoln City – Finders Keepers – Glass Floats on the Beach – Thru May 31st, 2017
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.”
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.
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.
LCCC – Chessman Gallery – “Little Houses” by Kate Saunders – Nov. 11th – Dec. 5th
LCCC – Chessman Gallery – “Three Rocks, Birding, Fishing & Art Making” by Victoria McOmie and Felt Sculpture by Laura Berman – Dec. 9th – Jan. 9th
LCCC – Chessman Gallery – “Making Our Mark” High Fiber Diet – 30 fiber artists of Western Oregon & Southwest Washington – Jan. 13th – Feb. 6th, 2017
The Lincoln City Cultural Center Upcoming Events
Lincoln 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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