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.

Yaquina Bayfront – Oregon Sea Grant – Shop at the Dock – Aug. 12th & 19th

Aug2016 Shop at the Dock - Sea Grant Oregon Port Dock 5 Port of Newport Flyer

First Presbyterian Church – Peace Village Newport Children and Youth Camp – Aug. 8th – 12th

Peace Village Newport is a unique curriculum designed to educate our children age 6 to 13 years about all things peace. We are looking for adult and teen volunteers to staff the village. This is a multi-cultural and multi-generation national program.  Peace Village campers will attend August 8th to the 12th from 9 to 3pm. We will be at First Presbyterian Church Newport.

Chinook Winds – Tanya Tucker – Aug. 12th & 13th

Tanya Tucker Chinook Winds August 2016

A defining voice of country music and a modern day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From the signature classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond through an unprecedented level of success and continues her longevity today due to a natural, undeniable talent.

When producer Billy Sherrill received a demo tape of Tucker, he quickly signed her to a record deal at Columbia Records. Her style has proven to be timeless ever since she recorded her debut single “Delta Dawn,” at age 13. The single earned a Grammy nomination for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” and launched Tucker into the national spotlight during the beginning of her teenage years.

In 1972, she earned the “Top New Female Vocalist” award by the Academy of Country Music. With a wildly growing career at such a young age, the Tucker craze continued with her first number one single, in 1973, “What’s Your Mama’s Name.”

Tucker achieved an unusual feat for a female country artist at the time with a 1974 Rolling Stone cover story with the headline, “Hi, I’m Tanya Tucker, I’m 15, You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” As additional hits continued, Tucker added an edgy rock image, which she still embraces, to her musical taste with the album T.N.T, which was released in 1978. The gold certified album peaked at number two on the album charts. Through a collaborative relationship with Glen Campbell, Tucker transitioned to a new label in the early 1980’s and was back in the Top 10 with “Can I See You Tonight,” co-written by hitmaker Deborah Allen (Patty Loveless). Just a few years later, Tucker experienced another hit with “One Love at a Time,” co-written by Paul Overstreet (Randy Travis, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton). With four additional number one charted hits between 1986-1988, Tucker’s career, nearly two decades already underway, was proving to be one for the record books.

The 1990’s gave rise to some of Tucker’s most recognizable and career defining songs, “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” and “It’s a Little Too Late.” New albums, along with multiple versions of greatest hits and live compilation projects, propelled Tucker to become one of the best selling female artists in country music. With a 1994 Super Bowl XXVIII halftime appearance, Tucker was a household name to stay.

Tucker’s latest honor, a special exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, gives visitors the chance to step into Tucker’s rich personal life. “Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend” runs through May 2015 and features many of Tucker’s favorite items from various eras of her career. From her pink Harley Davidson to her own line of salsa, Tucker’s life is chronicled in a never-before-seen way for fans to get up close and personal with the legend.

As Tucker prepares new music and a new touring show, fans can expect the same classic, edgy, and unpredictable Tucker along with an indelible experience any country music fan is guaranteed to love.

Don’t miss your chance to see this country-music legend perform at Chinook Winds August 12 & 13, 2016 at 8pm!

Tickets are on sale May 12, 2016 at 8am! Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office, or online.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $20 – $35. Must be 16 or older to attend.

The Lion King at Keller Auditorium in Portland – Aug. 10th-Sep. 4th
The Lion King

Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard.

Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.

See the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.”The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.”

Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors. Wonder at the inspiration of award-winning director Julie Taymor, who created visual images for this show that you’ll remember forever.

Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”

For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to Portland.Broadway.com.

LCCC – Chessman Gallery – Ceramic Vessels by Jack Walsh – Aug. 12th – Sep. 5th

Ceramic Vessels by Jack Walsh Chessman Gallery August

Newport Parks & Rec – Summer Aug2016 Parks & RecBasketball Camps & Clinics – Registration Deadline – Aug. 20

Registration is almost over for the 2016 youth basketball clinic and camp being offered by Newport’s Parks and Recreation Department.  Basketball programs will run through the month of August at the Newport Recreation Center.

Aug2016 Parks & RecOur Summer Basketball Camp will be run by Coach Doug Sain and his Newport High School staff and players. The aim of the camp is to teach players the fundamentals skills of shooting, ball handling, defense and coordination through drills and game situations. The camp will be held August 22-26 at the Newport Recreation Center. Youth ages 5-9 will be from 9:00am-11:30am and ages 10-14 will be from 2:00pm-4:30pm. The camp fee is $50 per child and includes a t-shirt. Registration deadline is August 20, 2016.

Aug2016 Parks & RecWe will also host a British Basketball Clinic August 8-10 at the Newport Recreation Center. British development coach Steve Pearl will travel to the Central Coast to run a clinic for ages 5-14. Coach Pearl will bring his girl players with him to act as assistant coaches. Pearl’s teams are having an outstanding season in the English National League. They are unbeaten in their respective conferences and competing competitively on England’s national stage. Youth ages 5-9 will be from 9:00am-11:00am and ages 10-14 will be from 2:00pm-4:00pm. The camp fee is $30 per child. Registration deadline is August 6, 2016.

For more information, contact the Recreation Center at 541-265-7783 or visit www.neportoregon.gov.

Delake School – Old School Classic Car Show – Aug. 27th

Classic Car Show Lincoln City Aug 2016

Lincoln City – Cruise the Oregon Coast – Aug. 27th

Cruise the CoastPolish up your classic ride, and head to Lincoln City for three weeks of car shows, music, and fun. Cruise the Coast, three classic car shows over three consecutive weekends starting in late August, is sure to get your motor running.

“The organizers of our three car shows have united to create a celebration of car culture here in Lincoln City,” said Ed Dreistadt, Director of the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau. “Our entire community is coming together to create weekends of car-related fun.”

This three-week car show promotion begins on August 27th, with the Old School Classic Car Show at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. From 10am to 4pm, old school rides from 1985 and older will line up on the Cultural Center lawn. Restored Ford Model As & Ts will be next to muscle cars, hot rods, rat rods, and art cars. With live music, food, and beverages, you have the perfect high-octane party. Early bird registration is $18 per vehicle up to July 1st, after which registration is $25. All registrants receive a custom dash plaque, goodie bag, and free continental breakfast.

Then on Saturday, September 3rd, the Chinook Winds Casino Resort parking lot is the destination for your surfin’ safari. The Surf City Classic Car Show is a great place to see high roller restorations and homemade dream cars from 10am to 6pm. Swapping stories with fellow gearheads is always more fun with a beer from the beer garden along with live music and food. Vehicle registration for the show is $10, and includes a tee shirt and $5 in free slot play.

Cruise the Coast concludes on September 10th at the Bay House Restaurant, where automotive masterpieces are on display against a breathtaking view of Siletz Bay during the Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show. From 9am to 2pm, check out the eclectic mix of cars on display along with live music. Volkswagen Beetles are just as likely to line up as a Pontiac GTO or Chevy Corvette. And to celebrate National Drive Electric Week, you can go for a ride in the innovative electric vehicles on display. Registration begins at 9am, and is $10 per vehicle.

For more information on Cruise the Coast, please visit www.oregoncoast.org/cruise-the-coast or call 541-996-1274.

Tillamook Forest Center – Growing Together – A Step Back in Time Exhibit – Aug. 1st-30thTillamook Forest Center 2006-2016

In August, the Center will join the Tillamook Coast History Alliance’s Step Back in Time event with a month-long exhibit highlighting influential relationship between the forest and the people of the Tillamook region, including rarely-seen photographs, wooden cheese boxes, and a 1930 Ford AA flatbed firetruck. Enjoy looking at early photographs and equipment loaned to the Forest Center by the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. This exhibit is part of the Tillamook Coast History Alliance’s “A Step Back in Time.”Tillamook Forest Center Pumper Truck

Lincoln County – Habitat for Humanity – Volunteers Needed for Lincoln County Housing Construction Projects – Thru Sep. 1st

Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County plans to build two duplexes and one single family home on land donated by the City of Newport. It will be the first time the organization has built in Newport since it formed in 1992 (Photo: Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County)

Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County (HFHLC) is a non-profit organization building homes and providing critical home repairs for low income families with volunteer labor, believing that everyone deserves to live in safe, decent and affordable housing. HFHLCs ReStores offer low cost building materials, furniture and appliances, providing much needed program revenue, and diverts usable and recyclable materials from our local landfill.

Times and dates are flexible. Locations are to be determined. Varying skills levels are needed. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Nancy King at nking@habitatlincoln.org or 541-574-4437.

Click here to see the good news about Habitat for Humanity in Newport!

Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County, 227 NE 12th StreetNewport, OR 97365 US

Pacific Maritime Heritage Center – Joyce Gaffin Exhibit – Thru Sep. 4th

Watercolor painting by Joyce Gaffin

Watercolor painting by Joyce Gaffin



Pacific Maritime Heritage Center LogoThe Lincoln County Historical Society is hosting a retrospective of Joyce Gaffin’s original maritime work at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center from March 3rd to September 4th, 2016. Many of the thirty works in this exhibit were lent to the Historical Society by private parties and collectors and have never been publicly exhibited.

An opening reception will be held at the Maritime Center on Newport’s historic bayfront, Friday, March 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Admission to this special event is free for Historical Society members and $5 for non-members. The artist will be present and light refreshments will be served.

Joyce Gaffin settled in Newport, Oregon in 1973, and began her career as a professional watercolorist on the docks where she painted commissioned works of commercial fishing boats at the Port of Newport and up and down the Pacific Coast. Gaffin continued to paint and exhibit her work throughout the Northwest during the 80s, 90s and 2000s up to the present. She taught watercolor workshops sponsored by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts in Newport until 1995 and private plein aire classesmfor the following 10 years. She has taught art classes for children and adults through the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and classes for educators through the Lincoln County School District. Before coming to Newport she studied watercolor at the Cleveland Institute of Art and graphic arts at the University of Cincinnati, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Design from the Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

For more information, call 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.

Maritime Center

Pacific Maritime Historical Center

Ardor Adventures – Twisted Pine Half-Marathon & 5 Miler Run – Early Registration by Sep. 5th

Sep2016 Ardor Adventures Twisted Pine Half-Marathon & 5 Miler Promo Photo by celeste marie photography




We’re super excited to bring our latest race – The Twisted Pine Run – half-marathon & a 5 Miler. It will be held in beautiful South Beach State Park on September 24, 2016.

Free group camping to up to 75 folks. First come, first serve. We’ll have two group campsites to ourselves. Races will start and finish at the group campsite so no commuting on race day!
After registering, send us an email to info@ardoradventures.com to reserve your spot. Need to know how many tents/people in your party. Camping check-in is 1:00 pm on Friday, 9/23.

Mix of well groomed, soft pine single track and packed sand on beach along the beautiful Pacific Ocean with awesome views of the ocean, South Jetty and Yaquina Bay Bridge!

Half-Marathon will start at 9:00 am while the 5 Miler will start at 10:00 am.

From 8/1 to 9/5
Half-Marathon – $50, 5 Miler – $40.00
From 9/6 to 9/22
Half-Marathon – $55, 5 Miler – $45.00
Race Day
Half-Marathon – $60, 5 Miler – $50.00

Entry fee includes entry to race, finisher’s medal, food, beer, live band music and at least 3 photograhers to capture the action!

Our shirts are MADE IN AMERICA, PRINTED IN OREGON by Specifically Pacific using exclusive non-toxic inks. Available for purchase at registration through September 5th for $15.00. We’ll order few extra but they’ll be $25.00 after September 5th..

All half marathon and 5 miler participants will receive a finisher medal
Prize awards to Top 3 males and females of each race and male/female master of each race as well.
Ribbons to top 3 in each age group.


LCCC – Chessman Gallery – The Casbah – Sept. 9th – Oct. 10th

The Casbah Sept 2016

Siletz Elks Lodge 1664 – Siletz School Reunion 2016 – Sep. 17th-18th

Siletz School 1965 Yearbook

Siletz School 1965 Yearbook

An “Old School, All Class” reunion for all alumni of Siletz School who were students in a class with a graduation date through 1986 will be held at the Elks Lodge #1664 Campgrounds “Tokatee Illahee Park,” 20590 Hwy 229, approximately 3 miles north of Siletz, on Saturday & Sunday, September 17th & 18th, 2016.  This reunion is not for graduates only but for anyone who attended Siletz School during that time period.

Classmates and their partners are invited to attend Saturday evening for a social get together from 6 to 11pm  (bring your own snacks and refreshments) and Sunday from 10am-6pm during which a buffet lunch will be available. In addition, there will be a dessert bake-off with judging Saturday night, drawings and raffles both days, and commemorative t-shirts will be given out to those who have purchased them in advance. Classic car enthusiasts are invited to bring their fancy autos to show.  Donations of items for raffles would be appreciated.

 SHS Reunion 2000 by Donnita Burks

SHS Reunion 2000 by Donnita Burks

Tickets for the buffet lunch and t-shirts can be purchased on line or reserved through the mail.  Cost for the lunch is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  T-shirts sizes S to XL will sell for $15, 2XL and over for $20.  All T-shirts will be pre-sold with a cut-off date of August 31 for them and for discounted price of $20 for lunch tickets. Order forms and further information can be found on Face Book site “You Know You’re From Siletz If…..” More information is also available by contacting Manfred Sperling at 360-846-5755 or by  e-mail at baronvonklaus@gmail.com or call Ray Goodell  at 541-444-2254.

Attendees are asked to RSVP to help the committee get an estimated headcount assuring that there will be adequate food and seating.  Campsites are available but limited so please reserve your space at Tokatee Illahee Park by calling 541-444-2733.

AMGEN & Arthritis Foundation – 7th Annual Arthritis Bike Classic Oregon – Sep. 17th-24th

Bike Classic Newport Bike Shop

LCCC – Chessman Gallery – “Extreme Studies” by The MIX Fabric Art Group – Oct. 14th – Nov. 7th

Extreme Studies by The MIX Fabric Art Group October

Lincoln City Warming Shelter Needs Volunteers, Operations Mgr

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.

Seeking a personS 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: rbgartrell2@aol.com

Yachats Commons – 19th Annual Crafts on the Coast Harvest & Holidays Arts & Crafts Festival – Nov. 5th & 6th

Arts & Crafts Holiday Festival Merry Christmas WreathThe 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!

rtisans 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!

LCCC – Chessman Gallery – “Little Houses” by Kate Saunders – Nov. 11th – Dec. 5th

Little Houses by Kate Saunders November 2016

LCCC – Chessman Gallery – “Three Rocks, Birding, Fishing & Art Making” by Victoria McOmie and Felt Sculpture by Laura Berman – Dec. 9th – Jan. 9th

Three Rocks, Birding, Fishing and Art Making by Victoria McOmie and Felt Sculpture by Laura Berman

LCCC – Chessman Gallery – “Making Our Mark” High Fiber Diet – 30 fiber artists of Western Oregon & Southwest Washington – Jan. 13th – Feb. 6th, 2017

Making Our Mark High Fiber Diet 30 fiber artists of Western Oregon and Southwest Washington Jan 2017

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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