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CRAFTS ON THE COAST SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28
The 20th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival by Crafts on the Coast will bring 70 exhibitors together inside the Yachats Commons, in Yachats, the Gem of the Oregon Coast, during Memorial Weekend, Saturday, May 27, from 10-4, and Sunday, May 28, from 9-4. Admission to this family-friendly event is free.
The Yachats Commons, a beautiful, refurbished elementary school, will be filled to bursting with 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest including a large number of award winners. From gourmet foods to fine art, jewelry, clothing, wood, metal, fabric, paper and glass art, garden art, body products; dog treats, toys, photography, baskets, pottery and rugs this selection offers something for everyone in everyone’s budget. Green art is featured with many artisans using recycled materials and their creative genius to turn out truly amazing items. This is a great opportunity to find the perfect gifts for dads, grads, weddings and spring birthdays.
SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL ARTISANS is easy at the 20th Annual Crafts on the Coast SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL featuring over 30 local artisans with an amazing array of creativity on display and wares for sale. Community Booths include the Yachats Volunteer Fire Department, the Yachats Ladies Club and the Seal Rock Garden Club. The event is Saturday, May 27, 10-4 and Sunday, May 28, 9-4 inside Yachats Commons. Over 70 vendors with fabulous crafts and art, gourmet food with free tastings, chair massage and fascinating, educational craft demonstrations offer something for everyone. Free admission, family friendly and suitable for all ages. 541-547-4738.
Nearly 70 of the best artisans from the Pacific Northwest showcasing their handmade crafts, fine art and gourmet food in a warm, family- friendly environment featuring craft demonstrations and free gourmet food tastings. Free admission and parking.
ANNUAL MEMORIAL WEEKEND PIE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Yachats Ladies Clubhouse
Saturday, May 27th
The 16th Annual Memorial Weekend Pie & Ice Cream Social on Saturday, May 27, produced by The Yachats Ladies Club, will be at the Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, 286 W 3rd Street at the corner of Pontiac St., in Yachats. The pie will be served from 11 a.m. until it is gone. Come early for best selection.
There will be other fruit pies and many cream pies from which to choose. There will also be a few gluten free and sugar free pies as well as gluten free brownies from which to choose. Come early for the best selection.
Slices are a generous 6th of a pie and are $4 each. Huge brownies are $3. Add ice cream for just $1 more. Coffee and tea are $1. To go boxes are available so take some home for later. The Yachats Ladies Club features 3 pie socials per summer season. The next Pie & Ice Cream Social will be on July 4.
The Yachats Ladies Club is an active service club for women of the South County who enjoy creating events that raise funds for community non profit groups. For more information about joining in the fun and becoming a member, please call Sandy Dunn, at 541-547-3205.
OREGON COAST AGATE CLUB’S ‘ROCK’N THE COAST’
Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28
Join the Oregon Coast Agate Club for their 54th Annual Show “Rock’n the Coast” at the Oregon National Guard Armory, 541 SW Coast Hwy 101, Newport, OR 97365. Show hours are Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:00. Admission is $2, children 12 and under are free with an accompanied adult paid admission. Plenty of bargains at the silent auction and activities for the children (fossil dig, grab bags, silent auction), plus many dealers from world wide localities selling rough gems, crystals, beads, jewelry, handmade items, supplies for making jewelry and craft items. The Rock Doc will be on hand to answer questions or identify a couple of your coastal rock finds as time permits.
The featured display will be from The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals of Hillsboro
which is home to a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation, they will be exhibiting at this show for the very first time!
There will be free hourly door prizes & Sunday’s finale the 3:00 PM raffle drawing with many great prizes will include: The Grand prize for the Raffle which is a new Lortone Model QT66 Rock Tumbler
The Oregon Coast Agate Club which is affiliated with the Northwest and American Federations of Mineralogical Societies is open to membership for any one with an interest in rocks, gems, minerals and fossils. Guest are welcome to bring a stone to the meeting for show and tell or to have a rock identified at the close of the meeting. Their monthly meetings will now be held the second Thursday evening of each month at 7:00 PM. starting in July at the New Location: Meeting room of the Oregon State University Extension Service in Lincoln County, 1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport OR 97365 (1/4-mile east of Embarcadero; with a shared driveway with Airgas).
SOLAR ECLIPSE PAINTING PARTY
Chinook Winds Casino (Lincoln City)
Sunday, Aug 20th
Celebrate this celestial event by painting your own beautiful masterpiece at a Solar Eclipse Painting Party at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City.
Cost: $50 a person.
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WIRE WRAPPING JEWELRY CLASS
Lincoln City Cultural Center
Saturday, Apr. 8th (Every Other Saturday After That)
FINDERS KEEPERS – GLASS FLOATS ON THE BEACH
Now thru Wednesday, May 31st
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.
DRUM CIRCLE SUMMER SCHEDULE TO BEING
Don Davis Park (Newport)
Tuesday, May 2nd (bimonthly 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.
May 6th thru June 4th
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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.