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May 2012 Goings On

Friday 4
MUSIC
Friday Musical Club Scholarship Concert. Donations accepted, 3pm at the First Lutheran Church in Astoria.

Chuck Wilder. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Jason Lambert. Acoustic Alternative Rock. No cover, 6pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Cannon Beach Chorus Spring Concert. “Spring Voices Unveiled.” Folk Songs & Broadway Medleys. $10. 7pm at the Seaside United Methodist Church.

Floating Pointe. Trance. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Pulled Pork. 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

ART
Spring Unveiling Weekend. At various locations in Cannon Beach. cbgallerygroup.com

FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting. At Taste of Tuscany in Seaside. 503-738-5377

Tillamook Habitat for Humanity “Taste of Italy” dinner & silent auction. $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 & under.  5:30 – 8pm at the Nazarene Church in Tillamook.

HAPPENING
Knappa FFA/Forestry Plant Sale. Noon- 6pm at the Knappa High School Greenhouse.

Clatsop County Firefighters Fundraiser. Spaghetti feed, beer garden, and live & silent auctions. Donations accepted, starts at 4pm at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds near Astoria.

Comedy on the Coast. $15, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

LITERARY
E-reader Roadshow. Get the lowdown on downloadable e-books available from the library. A short presentation will walk participants through the basic steps to borrow e-books. After the talk, there will be an opportunity to try out some e-readers and other mobile devices. Library staff will be on hand to consult with patrons who already own devices or are in the process of deciding whether to buy one. Bring your own device to get troubleshooting help or share your success stories. Free, 3:30m at the Timberland Library in Raymond, WA.

Local Authors at the Library. International bestselling author Terry Brooks will appear for a reading, Q&A and signing of books.  This event is free and open to everyone.  Light refreshments will be served. Free, 6pm at the Astoria Public Library.

THEATER
The Real Lewis & Clark Story. (Or How the Finns Discovered Astoria.) $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

The Whales of August. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Saturday 5
MUSIC
Niall Carroll. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Bread & Liberty Square Dance. Music by the Astoria Community Dance Band. Traditional fiddle tunes & Mexican Dances. $5, 7pm at the Astoria Arts & Movement Center.

Jesse Meade. Country/Folk/R&B. No cover, 7 – 9pm at The Cove @ Night at the Peninsula Golf Course in Long Beach, WA

Open Mic Featuring the Tillamook Community Chorus. Admittance by donation. 7 – 9pm at the Bay City Arts Center.

Laurie Lewis with the Bee Eaters. Blues/Roots/Bluegrass. $12 – $15, 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Astoria.

Lloyd Mitchell Canyon. Country/Roots/Rock/Punk. No cover, 8pm at the Big O Saloon in Olney.

The Bar Pilots. 9pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

Rock N Roll Cowboys. 9pm at the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

ART
“Metalon” Gala Opening. Presenting the work of five artists who share a love of metal and found objects. 6 – 9pm at RiverSea Gallery in Astoria.

First Saturday Art Walk. 5 – 8pm at galleries and businesses in Seaside and Gearhart.

Don Rambadt Sculpture Unveiling. Sculptor Don Rambadt will unveil several new bird sculptures, including a tufted puffin. 1 – 2pm at Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach.

Spring Unveiling Weekend. At various locations in Cannon Beach. cbgallerygroup.com

Artist of the Month Reception. Jim Young’s Photography Students. 5 – 7pm Jim Young’s Photography Class Students. At the Bay City Arts Center.

FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting. Wines from Italy. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Fish Taco Cook-off. Free, 11am – 2pm at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City.

HAPPENING
Children’s Loyalty Day Parade & Blessing of the Fleet. Parade at noon in Ilwaco, WA followed by Blessing of the Fleet at 1pm. loyaltydayslongbeach.com/

Knappa FFA/Forestry Plant Sale. Noon- 6pm at the Knappa High School Greenhouse.

Tap Festival. Fifty tap dancers from Clatsop County and Portland will gather for the annual tap dance festival featuring music from the 1940s. $7 – $10, 7pm at the PAC in Astoria.

Nature Photoshow & Piano Concert. This event features an hour of photos of American national parks by local nature photographer Thomas Robinson projected on the big screen, with solo piano of American folk, jazz and sacred songs by pianist David Robinson. Donations of canned food or cash/checks will benefit the Cannon Beach Food Pantry. 2pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Incredible Edible Plant & Fruit Tree Sale. 10am – 2pm at the Food Roots Sacred Heart Garden in Tillamook.

Wildfire Awareness Week. Activities and demonstrations begin at 10:30am at the Tillamook Forest Center on Hwy 6 east of Tillamook.  For more information please call 503-815-6800

Soup Bowl Event. The first 140 people to purchase $40 dinner tickets will receive a bowl of their choice to keep. Dinner tickets without bowl are $15. Proceeds benefit the Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center. 5pm at the Old Mill Marina in Garibaldi.

Cinco de Mayo. Presented by Jose Solano. Featuring a Charro Horse Exhibition, Mexican food, pinatas, arts & crafts and a dance with the Mariachis. 11am – 8pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Comedy on the Coast. $15, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

LITERARY
E-reader Roadshow. See above. Free, 2:30m at the Timberland Library in Raymond, WA.

LISA at Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome to find out who or what LISA is; it’s hard to explain but sure to be amazing. 11:30am at the Seaside Library.

Art Book Sale. 10am – 5pm at the Cannon Beach Library.

OUTSIDE
March of Dimes March for Babies. Participation in March for Babies will provide a memorable and rewarding day for the whole family. Call the toll-free number or log on to start a corporate, family or friends team, or donate to help babies be born healthy.
Registration starts at 8am and the walk starts at 9am at Maritime Memorial Park in Astoria.   800-525-9255

THEATER
Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Musical. $8 adults, $5 students. 7pm at Naselle High School in Naselle, WA

The Real Lewis & Clark Story. (Or How the Finns Discovered Astoria.) $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

The Whales of August. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Sunday 6
MUSIC
Dave Drury. Jazz guitar. No cover, 11:30 – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Bluegrass Music Jam. 1 – 3pm at the Tillamook Forest Center.

Cannon Beach Chorus Spring Concert. “Spring Voices Unveiled.” Folk Songs & Broadway Medleys. $10. 3pm at Community Presbyterian Church in Cannon Beach.

The Hugs. Brit Pop/Garage Pop/Folk Rock. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

Cannon & Sloan. 8:30pm at the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

ART
Spring Unveiling Weekend. At various locations in Cannon Beach. cbgallerygroup.com

FOOD & DRINK
Grays River Friendship Circle Spring Tea & Luncheon. The theme this year is “Even Some Cowboys Drink Tea.” Homespun entertainment of music and poetry will be provided by Joel and Noreen Fitts of Grays River. $8 suggested donation. Noon at Rosburg Community Hall in Rosburg, WA

HAPPENING
Loyalty Days. Events take place at the Peninsula Saddle Club and in downtown Long Beach, WA starting at 7am. FMI: loyaltydayslongbeach.com/

Knappa FFA/Forestry Plant Sale. Noon- 6pm at the Knappa High School Greenhouse.

Wildfire Awareness Week. Activities and demonstrations begin at 10:30am at the Tillamook Forest Center on Hwy 6 east of Tillamook.  For more information please call 503-815-6800

LECTURE
Conservation and Art. Wildlife sculptor Don Rambadt will talk about using art to promote conservation efforts. 10am – noon at Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach.
Coastal Think Tank: Your Land, My Land. With Dr Veronica Dujon. Consider the various meanings we in Oregon have come to attach to different places in the state and to explore how these attachments shape our desire to both use and preserve our natural resources. $5, 2 – 4pm, location TBA in Tillamook County. 503-965-2244

THEATER
Alice in Wonderland, Jr. Musical. $8 adults, $5 students. 3pm at Naselle High School in Naselle, WA

Tuesday 8
MUSIC
Open Jam. Hosted by One Way Out. 8:30pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill.

FOOD & DRINK
St Alban’s Annual Ham Dinner. Starts at 5pm at St Alban’s Church in Tillamook. 503-842-6192

HAPPENING
MERTS Campus Open House. This exciting one-day event includes fun activities for all ages, demonstrations, vendor displays, and a free barbecue. 1 – 6pm at the CCC MERTS Campus in Astoria.

LECTURE
The Conversation Project. The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building. A conversation led by jazz musician Tim DuRoche. Free, 7:30pm at the PAC in Astoria.

Coastal Encounters. Local author Bill Lackner will do a presentation on crabbing on the Oregon Coast. Free, 6:30pm at the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City.

Wednesday 9
HAPPENING
Night of All Knowledge Trivia Tournament. Team trivia for fun and prizes. Free, 6pm at the Seaside Library.

LECTURE
Molalla Log House Lecture. Is the Molalla Log House Oregon’s oldest building? Gregg Olson, an authority on pioneer structures in Oregon, will present a “house detective” lecture to explore this question, covering the historical context of the house, cultural trends in log buildings, and his use of dendrochronology – dating based on an analysis of tree rings. 7pm, Rm 219 in Columbia Hall at CCC in Astoria.

Joanne Rideout Speaking Event. Rideout will be sharing photos and stories from her life. Rideout worked as a freelance journalist before moving to the Pacific Northwest. She will be sharing a vast knowledge and helpful hints about the shipping industry. 7pm at the Cannon Beach History Center.

OUTSIDE
Crabbing Clinic. With Bill Lackner. At 9:30am. Meet in the parking lot west of Mo’s in Lincoln City. 541-996-4976

Thursday 10
MUSIC
Steve Sloan. 8pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

HAPPENING
Knappa FFA/Forestry Plant Sale. Noon- 6pm at the Knappa High School Greenhouse.

DeLake Dance Night. $7, 6:30 – 10pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Howie Mandel. Comedian. $30 – $45 at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

LITERARY
Author Luncheon. With Heidi Durrow, author of “The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.” Inluudes a catered lunch and a signed copy of the author’s book. Reservation required. At noon at Beach Books in Seaside. 503-738-3500

THEATER
The Whales of August. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Friday 11
MUSIC
Dave Drury. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Brdgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Yarn. Americana/Country/Roots. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Jeremiah Clark. Acoustic/Folk/Indie. No cover, 8:30pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

Hip Deep Soul Review. 9pm at the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

HAPPENING
Knappa FFA/Forestry Plant Sale. Noon- 6pm at the Knappa High School Greenhouse.

Mid-May Plant Exchange. 10am – 2pm at the Connie Hansen Garden in Lincoln City.

Howie Mandel. Comedy. $30 – $45 at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

THEATER
Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

The Whales of August. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Saturday 12
MUSIC
Chuck Wilder. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Acustica World Music. No cover, 7 – 9pm at The Cove @ Night at the Peninsula Golf Course in Long Beach, WA

Whitney Moulton Jazz Quartet. $12, 7pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center in Lincoln City.

Left Coast Country. Bluegrass/Country. No cover, 9pm at Hazel’s Tavern in Astoria.

Illuminated Donkey. 9pm at the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

Last Call. $5, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.

Renee Hill Band. 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

ART
Astoria’s Second Saturday Art Walk. 5 – 9pm downtown Astoria.

CINEMA
Shanghaied Roller Doll Movie Night. Showing the 1979s roller disco classic, “Roller Boogie.” $5, starts at 9pm at the Columbian Theater in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK
Pancake Breakfast. $5 for adults, $3 for children. 8am – 11am at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, WA

Wine Tasting. Wines from France. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

HAPPENING
Knappa FFA/Forestry Plant Sale. Noon- 6pm at the Knappa High School Greenhouse.

Lower Columbia Pug Socializing Club. Pugs and their people meet monthly for fun and socialization. 11am at Carruthers Park in Warrenton.

Annual Plant & Flower Sale. 9am – 1pm at the NCRD gymnasium in Nehalem.

Wildfire Awareness Week. Activities and demonstrations begin at 10:30am at the Tillamook Forest Center on Hwy 6 east of Tillamook.  For more information please call 503-815-6800

Mid-May Plant Exchange. 10am – 2pm at the Connie Hansen Garden in Lincoln City.

Howie Mandel. Comedy. $30 – $45 at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

LECTURE
My Favorite Plants for the Coastal Garden. With Master Gardener Carla Albright. Free, 1pm at the Tillamook Library.

LITERARY
Author Appearance. Kevin O’Brien will read from his book “Disturbed”. Free, 2pm at the Cannon Beach Library.

OUTSIDE
Rockaway Beach Kite Festival. At the Rockaway Beach Wayside. Bring your kite and enjoy the festival. For more information contact Rockaway Beach Chamber, 503-355-8108

THEATER
McManus Comedies. Poor Again Dagnabit. $12, 2pm at the historic Raymond Theater in Raymond, WA

Tim Hawkins Live Comedy. $21 – $31 (buy tickets at timhawkins.net), 7pm at the North Coast Family Fellowship in Seaside.

Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

The Whales of August. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Sunday 13
MUSIC
Brownsmead Flats. Americana. Free, 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

Tom Trudell. Jazz piano. No cover, 11:30am at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Athens Guitar Trio. Classical chamber music. $25, 3pm at the Camp Winema Chapel north of Neskowin.

Will West & The Friendly Strangers. Folk/Roots/Americana. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

Sloan & Friends. 8:30pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

HAPPENING
Annual Plant & Flower Sale. 9am – 1pm at the NCRD gymnasium in Nehalem.

OUTSIDE
Rockaway Beach Kite Festival. At the Rockaway Beach Wayside. Bring your kite and enjoy the festival. For more information contact Rockaway Beach Chamber, 503-355-8108

THEATER
McManus Comedies. A Fine & Pleasant Misery. $12, 2pm at the historic Raymond Theater in Raymond, WA

Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 3pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Tuesday 15
MUSIC
North Oregon Coast Symphony Concert. “French Connection.” $10, 7pm at the North Coast Family Fellowship in Seaside.

Open Jam. Hosted by One Way Out. 8:30pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

LECTURE
Coastal Encounters. Dave Newton, Director of the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay will give a presentation on whales of the Oregon Coast. Free, 6:30pm at the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City.

Wednesday 16
MUSIC
Open Mic Night. All acts welcome. 5 – 7pm at the Three Cups Coffeehouse in Astoria.

Open Mic Night. Hosted by Ann Tierney. All levels welcome. 5 – 7pm at Wheelhouse Coffee Company in Astoria.

HAPPENING
Open Mic. All Acts are welcome. No cover, 5 – 7pm at the Three Cups Coffeehouse in Astoria.

LECTURE
Sven Frøkjær-Jensen. Frøkjær-Jensen will give a lecture on the Danish art scene. This lecture will include historical background as well as a discussion of the most current trends in Scandinavia. The lecture is free and open to the public. 7pm at Rm 113 in the CCC Art Center in Astoria.

Thursday 17
MUSIC
Steve Sloan. 8pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK
Fundraising Dinner. $7 for adults and $5 for children includes. 5 – 6:30pm at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, WA

LECTURE
I Dig Your Bones: Adventures in Forensic Anthropology. With Dr. Nici Vance provides a glimpse into the life of bones, bodies, and biological anthropology as she explains how skeletal remains are discovered, recovered, and analyzed for identification purposes. Free, 7pm at the Seaside Library.

THEATER
Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

The Whales of August. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Friday 18
MUSIC
Wilho Saari. Traditional Finnish kantele music. Free, 5 – 7pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

Chuck Wilder. Jazz piano. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Cappella Romana. Ensemble of Byzantine music. $16 – $22, 7pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Eric John Kaiser. Acoustic/Classic Rock/Pop. CD release party. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Lincoln City Community Chorus Spring Concert. “Great American Musical.” 7pm Chapel by the Sea in Lincoln City.

North Oregon Coast Symphony Concert. “French Connection.” $10, 7pm at the PAC in Astoria.

Sonny Hess. 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

ART
Opening Reception. Working with Tradition: Folk Artists of Washington State. 5 – 7pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA. Exhibit runs through July 29.

HAPPENING
North Oregon Coast Law Enforcement & Tilla-Wheels Annual Cruise In. 6 – 10pm in downtown Tillamook.

OUTSIDE
Superintendent’s Revenge Golf Tournament. $55/player (cart rental is $15/player). 1pm shotgun start at the Gearhart Hotel.

Manzanita Open Golf Tournament. At the Manzanita Golf Course. For more information contact the Nehalem Bay Area Chamber at 877-368-5100.

THEATER
In New Light. An evening of one act plays and other events.  $8 for singles, $12 for couples. 7:30pm at the ASOC playhouse in Astoria.

Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Saturday 19
MUSIC
Lincoln City Community Chorus Spring Concert. “Great American Musical.” 2pm Chapel by the Sea in Lincoln City.

David Drury. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Whitney Moulton Jazz Quartet. $12, 7pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Lloyd Jones. 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

The Ocean. 9pm at the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

Volifonix. Funk/Psychedelic/Rock. $5, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.

ART
Artist’s Reception. Enjoy the work of 35 artists at the 2nd Anniversary celebration, 2 – 5pm at Wild Rain Gallery in Tillamook.

FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting. Turley. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Winemaker’s Dinner. Turley. Reservations required, 6pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria. 503-325-6600

HAPPENING
United Paws Monthly Adoption Day. This is a great time to stop in and see all the kittens, cats and dogs that need new forever homes. Noon – 3pm at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds.

North Oregon Coast Law Enforcement & Tilla-Wheels Show & Shine. Starts at 8am in front of the Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mutt Masters Dog Show & Olympics. Dog competitions for all breeds, sizes and ages, doggie vendors, prizes and more. $3/dog per event fee or $25/dog for unlimited entries. Spectator admission $5 or donation of one bag of pet food. Starts at 11am at 1545 SE 50th Street in Lincoln City.

Oregon Coast Soap Box Derby Rally Race. On NE 22nd near the Elks Lodge in Lincoln City. 541-921-8406.

LITERARY
Nye Beach Writer’s Series. Author Elizabeth Eslami will read from her latest novel “Bone Worship”. Q&A and Open Mic session follow. $6, 7pm at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

OUTSIDE
Surf Perch Derby. Compete for prizes. $30 registration fee includes breakfast. Register at the booth at the Bolstad Beach approach in Long Beach, WA from 5:30 – 8am, breakfast from 6 – 11am, weigh in from 2 – 3pm. Fish on any beach on the Long Beach Peninsula. surfperchderby.com

Manzanita Open Golf Tournament. At the Manzanita Golf Course. For more information contact the Nehalem Bay Area Chamber at 877-368-5100.

Reach the Beach. A cycling event ending at Pacific City. FMI and to register, go to action.lung.org/site/TR/Bike/ALAMP_Mountain_Pacific?pg=entry&fr_id=5060

THEATER
In New Light. An evening of one act plays and other events.  $8 for singles, $12 for couples. 7:30pm at the ASOC playhouse in Astoria.

Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

The Whales of August. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Sunday 20
MUSIC
Columbia Crew. Free, 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

Chuck Wilder. Jazz piano. No cover, 11:30pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Harry James Orchestra. Swing/Big Band. $25 – $30, 3pm at the Don Whitney Auditorium in Tillamook.

North Oregon Coast Symphony Concert. “French Connection.” $10, 3pm at the Rockaway Beach Community Church.

Lone Madrone. Folk Rock/Roots Music/Western Swing. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK
Pancake Breakfast. All-you-can-eat for $5, 8am – noon at the Bay City Arts Center.

Cannon Beach American Legion Breakfast. $7 adults, $3 children under 6. 9 – 11:30am at the American Legion Hall in Cannon Beach.

Forager’s Feast. Join Chef Chris Holen of Baked Alaska Restaurant as he sends you on a culinary journey through Astoria Sunday Market to find a prized collection of ingredients for a special Sunday meal prepared at Mise En Place in Astoria.  Cost is $45 per person.   To make reservations cal Mise En Place Kitchenware at 503-325-7414 or stop by and sign up in person.

Chef’s Night Out. More than 20 chefs from Cannon Beach and surrounding communities will be showcasing their specialties. $40 per person, 6 – 8pm at location TBA in Cannon Beach. FMI 503-436-1040

LECTURE
Coastal Think Tank. Marking Our Territory: How to Read Local Landscapes. With Reiko Hillyer One of the most persistent ways people exert power over others is to control access to space. Drawing upon the fields of architecture, environmental studies, urban design, and public policy, this discussion will pose the following questions: How do we mark our territory? How do the built environments we create reflect our values and aspirations? Whom do we include and exclude in the process? Touching on gentrification, the decline of public space, historic preservation, residential segregation, and suburban sprawl. $5, 2 – 4pm, location in Tillamook County TBA. Call 503-965-2244

HAPPENING
Oregon Coast Soap Box Derby Rally Race. On NE 22nd near the Elks Lodge in Lincoln City. 541-921-8406.

OUTSIDE
Manzanita Open Golf Tournament. At the Manzanita Golf Course. For more information contact the Nehalem Bay Area Chamber at 877-368-5100.

Monday 21

FOOD & DRINK
Ice Cream Social. The public is invited for cake & ice cream + birthday celebration. $1 suggested donation, free if it’s your birthday month. 2pm at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach, WA

Tuesday 22
LECTURE
Coastal Encounters. Local author Bill Lackner will do a presentation on clamming on the Oregon Coast. Free, 6pm at the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City.

Wednesday 23
LITERARY
Local Author Showcase. Local authors will read from their works, published or in progress. All genres welcome, including playwriting and songwriting. Free, 6pm at Old Towne Trading Post in Ilwaco, WA

OUTSIDE
CDAO Clam Clinic. Bill Lackner will lead a hands-on clinic on clam digging in Siletz Bay. The clinic begins at 9AM in the gravel pullout north of the Bayhouse Restaurant in Lincoln City. Participants will dig limits of purple varnish and bay clams. Free.

Thursday 24
MUSIC
The Ocean. 8pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

LITERARY
Author Appearance. CL Kraemer will read from “Shattered Tomorrows”. Free, 7pm at the Seaside Library.

THEATER
The Whales of August. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Friday 25
MUSIC
David Drury. Jazz guitar. No cover, 6 – 9pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Country Music Jam. Free, 7 – 9pm at the Wickiup Senior Center in Svensen.

Naomi Hooley & Rob Stroup. Acoustic/Alternative/Folk. No cover, 6pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Celebrate with Beth Willis. Blues/Rock. $7, 7pm at the Cannon Beach History Center.

Freak Mountain Ramblers. Americana/Rock/Rockabilly. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Garage Band Blues. 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

The Quick & Easy Boys. Other. $5, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.

HAPPENING
World’s Longest Garage Sale. Grab a copy of the local paper or just follow the signs. All along the Long Beach Peninsula, WA

THEATER
Peter and the Wolf. Ballet. $10, 7pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny. Comedy. 7pm at the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. Call 503-842-7940 for tickets and more information.

In New Light. An evening of one act plays and other events.  $8 for singles, $12 for couples. 7:30pm at the ASOC playhouse in Astoria.

Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

The Whales of August. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Saturday 26
MUSIC
Troll Radio Revue. Americana. $2 for adults, free for children. 11am – noon at the PAC in Astoria.

Seaside Guitarfest 2012. A showcase of many styles of guitar music, ancient to modern jazz. $20 per family or individual for the entire day, or $5 per family or individual for single performance. 10am – 5pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Seaside. Schedule at seasidechamber.com/Events/details/seaside-guitar-fest-2012

Memorial Weekend Blues Festival. Live music & BBQ. $5 admission, 6 – 10pm at the Nehalem Bay Winery.

Naomi Hooley & Rob Stroup. Acoustic/Alternative/Folk. No cover, 6pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

The Quick & Easy Boys. Other. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Torch & Swing. 7pm at the Italian Riviera in Lincoln City.

Karoke from Hell. $5, 9pm at the San Dune Pub in Manzanita.

The Strange Tones. 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

ART
Tidal Treasures Quilt & Fiber Festival. Demonstrations, speakers, & catering. $5, 10am – 4pm at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds.

FOOD & DRINK
Pancake Breakfast. $5, 8 – 11am at the Peninsula Activity & senior Center in Klipsan Beach, WA

Wine Tasting. 9th Anniversary Celebration. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

HAPPENING
World’s Longest Garage Sale. Grab a copy of the local paper or just follow the signs. All along the Long Beach Peninsula, WA

Tillamook County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale. 9am – 2pm at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds.

LECTURE
Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. Uniquely Oregon: Native American Arts in Oregon. With Tracy Prince. 1pm at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum in Tillamook.

LITERARY
Manzanita Library Book Sale. 9am – 4pm at the Pine Grove Community Center and at the Hoffman Center Annex in Manzanita.

OUTSIDE
Gearhart Hotel Grand Opening Golf Tournament. $90/player in advance, must register by May 11. 8am shotgun start at the Gearhart Hotel.

THEATER
Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny. Comedy. 7pm at the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. Call 503-842-7940 for tickets and more information.

In New Light. An evening of one act plays and other events.  $8 for singles, $12 for couples. 7:30pm at the ASOC playhouse in Astoria.

Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

The Whales of August. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Sunday 27
MUSIC
Richie & The Catillacs. Free, 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

Brownish Black. Garage/R&B/Soul. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Mountain Breather. Indie. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

Jacob Merlin Band. 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

ART
Tidal Treasures Quilt & Fiber Festival. Demonstrations, speakers, & catering. $5, 10am – 4pm at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds.

FOOD & DRINK
Garibaldi Lions Fish Fry. $10 for adults, kids 10 and under $5. Noon 5pm at the Old Mill Marina in Garibaldi.

HAPPENING
World’s Longest Garage Sale. Grab a copy of the local paper or just follow the signs. All along the Long Beach Peninsula, WA

PNPW Pro Wrestling. $10, 5 – 8pm at the Astoria Event Center

THEATER
Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny. Comedy. 7pm at the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. Call 503-842-7940 for tickets and more information.

Butterflies Are Free. $8 – $20, 8pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Monday 28
HAPPENING
World’s Longest Garage Sale. Grab a copy of the local paper or just follow the signs. All along the Long Beach Peninsula, WA

Tuesday 29
LITERARY
Coastal Encounters. Author Matt Love will talk about his latest book “Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel”. Free, 6:30pm at the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City.

Wednesday 30
LITERARY
Local Author Showcase. Writers and friends are invited to come share and listen to original works being read by local authors. Free, 6 – 8pm at Olde Towne Trading Post in Ilwaco, WA

Thursday 31
MUSIC
Tenor Guitar Gathering. Celebrate the beautiful music of tenor guitars at a variety of events and venues (most in Astoria). FMI and schedule at tenorguitargathering.com/fr_home.cfm

The Wanderers. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Friday 1
MUSIC
Tenor Guitar Gathering. Celebrate the beautiful music of tenor guitars at a variety of events and venues (most in Astoria). FMI and schedule at tenorguitargathering.com/fr_home.cfm

Acustica. World Music. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Renegade Stringband. Americana/Bluegrass/Soul. No cover, 9pm at Hazel’s Tavern in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting. At Taste of Tuscany in Seaside. 503-738-5377

HAPPENING
Rods & Reels Rod Run. At the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa, WA. wahkiakumchamber.com

Bounty on the Bay. Friday Night Dinner & Pro Fishing Guide Seminar. $35, 5:30 – 8pm at the Old Mill Marina in Garibaldi. Register at tbnep.ejoinme.org/?tabid=359421

THEATER
Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny. Comedy. 7pm at the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. Call 503-842-7940 for tickets and more information.

Saturday 2
MUSIC
Tenor Guitar Gathering. Celebrate the beautiful music of tenor guitars at a variety of events and venues (most in Astoria). FMI and schedule at tenorguitargathering.com/fr_home.cfm

An Evening of Tenor Guitars. $15, 7pm at the PAC in Astoria.

The Spider Murphy Band. No cover, 10pm at the Voodoo Room in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting. Oregon Pinot Noirs. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

HAPPENING
Bounty on the Bay. Events include guided and non-guided fishing in Tillamook Bay, a guided paddle in the bay, and a seafood feast & silent auction. A variety of packages from $35 – $225 are available. For schedule and registration, go to tbnep.ejoinme.org/?tabid=359421

OUTSIDE
Dollars for Scholars Sturgeon Derby & BBQ. At the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa, WA. FMI wahkiakumchamber.com

THEATER
Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny. Comedy. 7pm at the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. Call 503-842-7940 for tickets and more information.

Sunday 3
MUSIC
Tenor Guitar Gathering. Celebrate the beautiful music of tenor guitars at a variety of events and venues (most in Astoria). FMI and schedule at tenorguitargathering.com/fr_home.cfm

Kory Quinn. Free, 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

North Coast Symphonic Band. With Acustica. $10, 1:30pm at the PAC in Astoria.

Myshkin. Electroacoustic/Jazz/Other. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

THEATER
Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny. Comedy. 7pm at the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. Call 503-842-7940 for tickets and more information.

Thursday 7
HAPPENING
First Thursday Trivia @ the Library. A team trivia event. Free, 5:30 – 8:30pm at the Astoria Public Library.

Friday 8
FOOD & DRINK
Shovels ‘n Buckets. Food will be served in a cute little (plastic) bucket … and you’ll eat it with a matching (plastic) shovel, both for you to keep. A $5 ticket get you a salad, or spaghetti, or chowder, or ice cream, plus other stuff! Here’s how it works: you want a salad and spaghetti? That’s two tickets ($10). Etc…6 – 9pm at the Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach.

HAPPENING
Sandcastle Festival. At various locations in Cannon Beach. For schedule, go to: cbsandcastle.com

Comedy on the Coast. $15 at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

THEATER
Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny. Comedy. 7pm at the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. Call 503-842-7940 for tickets and more information.

Saturday 9
MUSIC
Kid’s Sing Out Concert Performance. 2pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Battleme. Alternative/Concrete/Indie. 7pm at Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park, near Ilwaco, WA

FOOD & DRINK
Wine Tasting. Sauvignon Blancs from Around the World. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

HAPPENING
Lower Columbia Pug Socializing Club. Pugs and their people meet monthly for fun and socialization. 11am at Carruthers Park in Warrenton.

HAPPENING
Sandcastle Festival. At various locations in Cannon Beach. For schedule, go to: cbsandcastle.com

Comedy on the Coast. $15 at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

OUTSIDE
National Get Outdoors Day. Free admission to Washington State Parks all day.

Free Fishing Day. For children. Starts at 8am at the Trask River Hatchery near Tillamook. 503-842-4090

Pixieland Birding Field Trip. Mark Elliott. This should be an exciting chance to view the birds in action on the Salmon River estuary. No prior birding experience is required and binoculars and guidebooks will be provided. Dress for the weather. From Lincoln City drive north on 101 just past the junction of highway 18. Turn left onto N. Frazier Rd, we will park along the road. Meet at 9am.

THEATER
Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny. Comedy. 7pm at the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. Call 503-842-7940 for tickets and more information.

Sunday 10
MUSIC
The Salty Dog. Free, 10am – 3pm at the Astoria Sunday Market.

Battleme. Alternative/Concrete/Indie. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

HAPPENING
Sandcastle Festival. At various locations in Cannon Beach. For schedule, go to: cbsandcastle.com

OUTSIDE
C’mon it’s Summer Canon Beach Fun Run. Registration 7 – 9am, fun run 9 – 10am, awards ceremony 10:30am. FMI & to register: active.com/5k-race/cannon-beach-or/cmon-its-summer-cannon-beach-fun-run-2012

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