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December 2011 Goings On





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Saturday 3

MUSIC

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

Niall. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Halie Loren Trio. Jazz. $10 – $20, 7pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

The Tommy Hogan Band. Blues/Rock. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

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

ART

Starving Artist Faire. Hand made gifts, live music, and munchies. Admission $2 suggested donation. 10am – 6pm at the Star of the Sea Auditorium in Astoria.

Astoria Visual Artists Holiday Art Fair. Enjoy live music and refreshments while browsing the many artworks in all mediums on sale for the holidays. 11am – 4pm at the Astoria Arts & Movement Center.

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

Artist Reception. For the Annual Volunteer Show. 6 – 8pm at the Cannon Beach Gallery.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting. Elk Cove. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Gingerbread Tea. $5 for adults, $3 for children 2 – 4pm at Butterfield Cottage in Seaside.

Victorian Holiday Tea. Tea, cider, & cookies will be served. Free, 2 – 5pm at the Cannon Beach Library.

Karla’s Open House. Karla Steinhauser will share seafood processing techniques, including filleting finny food and shaking all the meat out of the crab. Autographed copies of her book, “I Am Karla’s Smokehouse, Vol. II,” will be available for purchase. 1:30 – 3pm at Karla’s Smokehouse in Rockaway Beach.

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Dinner Train. Departs from Garibaldi at 4pm. 503-842-7972 for ticket prices.

Wine Maker’s Dinner. Elk Cove. Reservations required, 6pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria. 503-325-6600

HAPPENING

Hope for the Holidays Bazaar. 9:30am – 2pm at the High School in Raymond, WA

Holiday Open House. “Come Home For The Holiday” features seasonal music by local artists, book signings and delicious homemade goodies as well as lovely handmade gifts. Noon – 4pm at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa, WA

Holiday Open House. 9am – 5pm at Artistic Bouquets in Seaview, WA

Christmas Bazaar. 10am – 3pm at Pacific Bible Church in Ilwaco, WA

Saturday Christmas Market. 16 vendors delight the senses and help you find the perfect holiday gifts. 10am – 4pm in the Time Enough Books building at the Port of Ilwaco, WA

Lighted Boat Parade and More. Crab Pot Christmas Tree and World’s Shortest Fireworks Display. Starts at 5pm at the Port of Ilwaco, WA

Community Day at the Museum. Take part in family activities and see demonstrations, visit the exhibits and get a temporary maritime tattoo. Donations of cash or food for the food bank encouraged and most welcome. Free admission, 11am – 3pm at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria.

Occupy Astoria Action. a “Support Our Local Merchants / Thank you, Local Merchants” walk through downtown Astoria. Gather at noon at the Astoria Post Office, 8th and Commercial. This will be a pro-small business/local business action. Bring appropriate signs.

Game Day at Your Library. Relax and have fun with friends and family at the Astoria Public Library’s free monthly Game Day.  Choose from a wide variety of games for all ages.  Refreshments will be provided.  Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free, 2 – 4pm at the Astoria Public Library.

Lamplighting Ceremony. Light up the holidays with community Christmas carols. 4pm at Sandpiper Square in Cannon Beach.

Gift Bazaar. Emphasizing locally produced food items and handicrafts. 9am – 5pm at the White Clover Grange, on Hwy 53, 2 mi east of 101, near Nehalem.

Alternative Gift Market. Shoppers make a contribution to local nonprofits or worldwide projects. They then receive a beautiful gift card (one for each donation) to give friends and loved ones to let them know a gift was made in their name to a cause that will benefit others. 10am – 4pm at the Pine Grove Community Center in Manzanita.

Christmas Bazaar & Clam Chowder Luncheon. Handmade gifts & crafts, rummage sale, plants, baked goods & candy, plus a special Kids Shopping Area. 1am – 4pm at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church in Nehalem.

Christmas Bazaar. 9am – 4pm at St. Alban’s in Tillamook. 503-842-6192

Christmas Tree Lighting. 5:30 – 7pm in front of the Tillamook City Hall.

Habitat for Humanity Holiday Auction. At the TCCA visitor’s center in Tillamook. 503-842-7472

Winter Gift & Craft Sale. 10am – 4pm at the Connie Hansen Garden in Lincoln City.

Angels Ball. Evening includes dinner, dancing, & auction. $60, 5:30pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. 888-CHINOOK

LITERARY

Local Authors Book Fair. Showcasing local and regional authors discussing and signing their latest creations. 1 – 4pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

Author Appearance. Children’s book author Marbeth Stevens who wrote the book “Theodore the Tree.” Book signing from noon – 2pm at the Cannon Beach Book Company. Also 3 – 5pm at Beach Books in Seaside.

THEATER

Auditions. For the thriller “Wait Until Dark”. Roles include a young married couple, three men with variable ages, a teenage girl and two policemen, plus backstage crew. 2pm at the Oregon Coast Dance Center in Tillamook.

The Nutcracker Ballet. With dancers from the Little Ballet Theatre and Ballet San Jose, danced to a live orchestra. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 children general admission, $20 to $50 reserved seating. 2pm & 7:30pm at the Astoria High School Auditorium.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. A Christmas Comedy. $5 and $6, 3pm at the Knappa High School Little Theater.

A Christmas Trilogy. Three holiday one-acts. 7pm at the River City Playhouse in Ilwaco, WA

Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

A Moon for the Misbegotten. Drama. At the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. 503-842-7940

Sunday 4

MUSIC

Tom Trudell jazz piano. No cover, 11:30am – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Bayside Singers Christmas Concert. Free, 3 – 4pm at United Methodist Church in Ocean Park, WA

John Doan Christmas Concert. Victorian style Christmas Music. Adults $15, children $5. 7pm at Lewis & Clark Bible Church south of Astoria.

The Tummybuckles. Folk/Acoustic Rock/Classical. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

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

ART

Starving Artist Faire. Hand made gifts, live music, and munchies. Admission $2 suggested donation. 11am – 4pm at the Star of the Sea Auditorium in Astoria.

HAPPENING

Holiday Open House. “Come Home For The Holiday” features seasonal music by local artists, book signings and delicious homemade goodies as well as lovely handmade gifts. Noon – 4pm at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa, WA

LITERARY

Author Appearance. Irene Martin will sign copies of her new book, “Flight of the Bumble Bee,” about the history of the Bumble Bee Seafoods company, as well as her previous books. Free admission, 1:30pm at the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria.

“Calendar of Saints” Presentation. Karin Temple’s new book, “So Great a Cloud of Witnesses: A Personal Calendar of Saints,” will be presented. Illustrator Christi Payne and publisher Greg Darms will speak about the project and there will be a reception following. 2pm at Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Astoria.

THEATER

Auditions. For the thriller “Wait Until Dark”. Roles include a young married couple, three men with variable ages, a teenage girl and two policemen, plus backstage crew. 2pm at the Oregon Coast Dance Center in Tillamook.

The Nutcracker Ballet. With dancers from the Little Ballet Theatre and Ballet San Jose, danced to a live orchestra. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 children general admission, $20 to $50 reserved seating. 2pm at the Astoria High School Auditorium.

A Christmas Trilogy. Three holiday one-acts. 2pm at the River City Playhouse in Ilwaco, WA

Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 2pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 3pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Tuesday 6

MUSIC

Open Jam. Hosted by Steve Sloan. 8:30pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

Wednesday 7

HAPPENING

Potluck & Trunk Show. Join with other peninsula women in business for an early evening networking opportunity of good fun, good food and a chance to show off our products and skills. The annual Peninsula Women in Business Holiday Potluck and Trunk Show will take place tonight at The Artisan, 114 S.W. Main, Ilwaco, WA. Please plan to bring a potluck dish. If you wish to reserve a vendor space please contact Jan Bono at (360)642-4932.

Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor there will be a ceremony at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, next to the Seaside Convention Center. Includes a Coast Guard flyover. Cake and coffee will be available.

Holiday Potluck & Music. The public is invited to a potluck & music program. Starts at 12:30pm at the Cannon Beach Library.

Baga’s Front Room. Join other music lovers every first Wednesday for song and conversation and maybe to sip a little wine or other beverage. Food available too. 7pm at Lush Wine Bar in Cannon Beach.

Snowflake fashion Shows Sparkling Spectacular. $25, 6pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. 541-994-2518

Thursday 8

HAPPENING

The Harlem Ambassadors. Presenting a professional show basketball game. $9 adults, $6 s&s, free for kids 4 and under. 7pm at the Nestucca High School in Cloverdale.

LITERARY

Reading & Book Signing. Local author Jan Bono will read from her book “It’s Christmas!” 7pm at KALA in Astoria.

Author Appearance. Julian Smith will speak about his book, “Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure,” about crossing Africa on foot. Free, 7pm at the Seaside Library.

THEATER

Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

A Moon for the Misbegotten. Drama. At the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. 503-842-7940

Friday 9

MUSIC

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

Nick Mostly. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

The Cannon Beach Chorus. Holiday concert. $10, 7pm at the Seaside Convention Center.

The Dimes. Americana/Folk/Indie. No cover, 7pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

The Flextones. Blues/Classic Rock/Rock. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

MuchMore Country. 9pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. 888-CHINOOK

Smile Brigade. Big Beat/Psychedelic/Showtunes. No cover, 9m at Hazel’s Tavern in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK

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

HAPPENING

Christmas Bazaar. 10am – 4pm at the NW Trail riders Association in Long Beach, WA

Festival of Trees Gala Event & Silent Auction. $20, 6 – 8pm at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. 503-842-4553

LECTURE

Elk-Stravaganza Program. Featuring Bryan Swearingen, Manager of the Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area. $5, 7pm in the Riverbend Room at NCRD in Nehalem.

THEATER

A Christmas Trilogy. Three holiday one-acts. 7pm at the River City Playhouse in Ilwaco, WA

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. A Christmas Comedy. $5 and $6, 7pm at the Knappa High School Little Theater.

Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

A Moon for the Misbegotten. Drama. At the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. 503-842-7940

Saturday 10

MUSIC

Bill Hayes. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

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

Tuba Christmas. Holiday music. Free, 2pm at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

North Coast Chorale Winter Concert. Featuring “Magnificat” the song of Mary and “The Night Before Christmas.” $10, 7pm at the PAC in Astoria.

MuchMore Country. 9pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. 888-CHINOOK

One way Out. 9pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

ART

Last Minute Local Artist Trunk Show. 9am – 4pm at Long Beach Coffee Roasters in Long Beach, WA

Second Saturday Art Walk. 5 – 9pm at galleries and businesses in downtown Astoria.

CINEMA

A Christmas Wish. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Pancake Breakfast. $5, 8 – 11am at the Peninsula Senior & Activity Center in Klipsan Beach.

Wine Tasting. Wines for Holiday Celebrations. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria

Gingerbread Tea. $5 for adults, $3 for children 2 – 4pm at Butterfield Cottage in Seaside.

HAPPENING

Holiday Home Tours. Participating Bed & Breakfasts offer tours. A donation of a non-perishable food item is requested to be left with each Bed & Breakfast visited. 1 – 4pm on the Long Beach Peninsula, WA

Saturday Christmas Market. 16 vendors delight the senses and help you find the perfect holiday gifts. At the Port of Ilwaco, WA

Holiday Open House. “Come Home For The Holiday” features seasonal music by local artists, book signings and delicious homemade goodies as well as lovely handmade gifts. Noon – 4pm at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa, WA

Breakfast With Santa. Spend a morning filled with fun, food, games and crafts! Visit Santa in his sleigh, and have your picture taken with him. Children must be accompanied with paying adult. Children under 2 years of age are free. $7, 8:30 – 11am at Port of Play in Astoria. 503-325-8669 to register.

Community Candlelight Walk. Walk through downtown Astoria to recognize our connectedness as community members. The walk will begin at the corner of 12th and Commercial Street in Astoria at 5 pm on December 10, 2011. Candles will be available or you are welcome to bring your own. All ages welcomed.

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

Alternative Gift Fair. With live World Music by Acustica. 11am – 5pm at the McTavish Room of the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

Tree Viewing and Open House. With Santa. Free, 10am – 2pm at the Seaside Convention Center.

Festival of Trees Gala. Featuring pianist Tom Grant. $100 at the Seaside Convention Center.

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Candy Cane Express. Departs from Garibaldi at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. FMI 503-842-7972

11th Hour Santa Crafts Fair. Free, 10am – 4pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

LITERARY

Local Author Book Signing. author Lydia Saccomanno in celebrating the publishing of her first book, “God Answered Lydia’s Prayer.” Noon – 2pm at Long Beach Coffee Roasters in Long Beach, WA

Northwest Authors Second Saturday Series. Author Jennie Shortridge will speak at the Canon Beach Library at 2pm. Her most recent novel is “When She Flew.”

THEATER

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. A Christmas Comedy. $5 and $6, 3pm at the Knappa High School Little Theater.

A Christmas Trilogy. Three holiday one-acts. 7pm at the River City Playhouse in Ilwaco, WA

Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

A Moon for the Misbegotten. Drama. At the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. 503-842-7940

Sunday 11

MUSIC

Tuba Christmas Concert. Christmas music played by the Astoria Tuba Quartet. Free at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA

Chuck Wilder. Jazz Piano. No cover, 11:30am – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

North Coast Chorale Winter Concert. Featuring “Magnificat” the song of Mary and “The Night Before Christmas.” $10, 2pm at the PAC in Astoria.

The Druthers. Acoustic/Folk/Musical. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

ART

Last Minute Local Artist Trunk Show. 9am – 4pm at Long Beach Coffee Roasters in Long Beach, WA

HAPPENING

Holiday Open House. “Come Home For The Holiday” features seasonal music by local artists, book signings and delicious homemade goodies as well as lovely handmade gifts. Noon – 4pm at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa, WA

Holiday Home Tours. Participating Bed & Breakfasts offer tours. A donation of a non-perishable food item is requested to be left with each Bed & Breakfast visited. 1 – 4pm on the Long Beach Peninsula, WA

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Candy Cane Express. Departs from Garibaldi at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. FMI 503-842-7972

11th Hour Santa Crafts Fair. Free, 10am – 4pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Help Portrait Oregon. Free family portraits donated by local Help Portrait photographers. Sit for the portrait and receive a free 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 photo immediately. 11am – 5pm in the Conference Room of the Lincoln City Cultural Center. 541-994-9994

THEATER

A Christmas Trilogy. Three holiday one-acts. 2pm at the River City Playhouse in Ilwaco, WA

Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 2pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 3pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

A Moon for the Misbegotten. Drama. At the Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook. 503-842-7940

Wednesday 14

HAPPENING

Ring in a New Career. A career exploration event. This event will provide you with an opportunity to identify career paths that make the most of your skills and interests, inform you about what’s hot on the career front regionally, and introduce you to CCC students and graduates.  Participants will learn about CCC’s admissions process and how they can earn 6 free credits at CCC while building skills through the College’s Lives in Transitions program. Free, reservations required. 4 – 7pm at Clatsop Community College in Astoria. Sign up at clatsopcc.edu/community/upcoming-events/ring-new-career

Team Trivia tournament. Free, 6pm at the Seaside Library.

LITERARY

Cannon Beach Reads. A book discussion group. This month’s book is “The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America.” Free and open to the public, 7pm at the Cannon Beach Library.

Thursday 15

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

HAPPENING

LGBT Q-Mixer. QJazz features vocal hosts Dinah Urell and Walt Trumbull and pianist Chuck Wilder. Live standards, complimentary apps and social mixer from 8pm to close. Bring a standard and sing with pianist Chuck Wilder. Every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

THEATER

Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 7:30pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Friday 16

MUSIC

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

Jason Lambert. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

The Sonny Hess Trio. Blues. No cover, 7 – 9pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Rodney Carrington. Country Music and Stand-up Comedy. $22 – $52, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. 888-CHINOOK

Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Gingerbread Tea. $5 for adults, $3 for children 2 – 4pm at Butterfield Cottage in Seaside.

HAPPENING

Comedy at the Coast. Featuring Milt Abel, Ronnie Schell, and Ty Boeh. $15, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

THEATER

Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Saturday 17

MUSIC

Dan Golden & Jeffrey Reynolds. Celtic/Gypsy Jazz/Latin. 6 – 9pm at McKeown’s Restaurant in Seaside.

Niall. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Rodney Carrington. Country Muisc and Stand-up Comedy. $22 – $52, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City. 888-CHINOOK

Blues Train. 9pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

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

Norman Sylvester. Blues. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

CINEMA

Santa’s Cool Holiday Film Festival. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

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

Gingerbread Tea. $5 for adults, $3 for children 2 – 4pm at Butterfield Cottage in Seaside.

HAPPENING

Holiday Open House. “Come Home For The Holiday” features seasonal music by local artists, book signings and delicious homemade goodies as well as lovely handmade gifts. Noon – 4pm at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa, WA

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Candy Cane Express. Departs from Garibaldi at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. FMI 503-842-7972

Comedy at the Coast. Featuring Milt Abel, Ronnie Schell, and Ty Boeh. $15, 8pm at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

THEATER

Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 7:30pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Sunday 18

MUSIC

Dan Golden. World Music. 10am – 1pm at McKeown’s Restaurant in Seaside.

David Drury. Jazz guitar. No cover, 11:30am – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Gift of Music Concert. Featuring Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer. Canned, packaged goods or cash donation are required for admission. 2 – 4pm at Salishan Resort. 800-452-2300

The Coats. Performing a’Capella family favorites. $15-$25, 3pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

Hanz Araki & Cathryn Claire. Celtic. $8 and $14, 7:30pm at the Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach.

Buffalo Death Beam. Concrete/Folk Rock/Shoegaze. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

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

CINEMA

Santa’s Cool Holiday Film Festival. $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

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.

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

HAPPENING

Holiday Open House. “Come Home For The Holiday” features seasonal music by local artists, book signings and delicious homemade goodies as well as lovely handmade gifts. Noon – 4pm at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa, WA

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Candy Cane Express. Departs from Garibaldi at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. FMI 503-842-7972

THEATER

Scrooged in Astoria. $6 – $15, 2pm at the ASOC Playhouse in Astoria.

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 3pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

Monday 19

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

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 20

MUSIC

Live Jam. Hosted by Steve Sloan. 8:30pm at Snug Harbor Bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

Wednesday 21

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.

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

HAPPENING

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

Thursday 22

MUSIC

Concert for a Winter’s Night. Music for Chanukkah, Solstice, & Christmas. With Shelley Loring & Jennifer Goodenberger. $10 suggested donation., 7pm at Grace Episcopal Church in Astoria.

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

HAPPENING

LGBT Q-Mixer. QJazz features vocal hosts Dinah Urell and Walt Trumbull and pianist Chuck Wilder. Live standards, complimentary aps and social mixer from 8pm to close. Bring a standard and sing with pianist Chuck Wilder. Every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Friday 23

MUSIC

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

Doug Rupe. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

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

Peter Rodocker. No cover, 7 – 9pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Rock N Roll Cowboys. Blues/Classic Rock/Country. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

Saturday 24

MUSIC

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

Dan Golden & Larry Alred. Worldbeat. 6 – 9pm at McKeown’s Restaurant in Seaside.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting. Christmas Eve Surprise. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria.

Sunday 25

MUSIC

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

Monday 26

CINEMA

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971). $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

Tuesday 27

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

Wednesday 28

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

HAPPENING

Dinner, Auction and a Movie. Premier showing of “Remembering Tillamook County” followed by a fundraising dinner and a silent auction. At the Bay City Arts Center. 503-377-9620

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 29

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

THEATER

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

The Psychic. A Murder Mystery/Comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Friday 30

MUSIC

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

Jason Lambert. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Kris Deelane. Pop/Punk/Post Punk. No cover, 7 – 9pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

Hip Deep Soul Revue. Soul. No cover, 9pm at Roadhouse 101 in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Tea & Plum Pudding. $10 includes museum admission. 1 – 4pm at the Flavel House Museum in Astoria.

THEATER

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $8 – $23, 8pm at the Coaster Theater Playhouse in Cannon Beach.

The Psychic. A Murder Mystery/Comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Saturday 31

MUSIC

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

Niall. No cover, 6 – 8pm at the Wet Dog Café in Astoria.

Acustica. World Music. No cover, 9pm – midnight at McKeown’s Restaurant in Seaside.

The Holiday Friends. No cover. 9pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

New Year’s Eve Party. With Richard T and the Swing Cats. At the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

The Ocean. At a New Yaer’s eve Celebration at Snug Harbor bar & Grill in Lincoln City.

Thumptown. Funk/R&B/Soul. No cover, 9pm at McMenamins Sand Trap in Gearhart.

CINEMA

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971). $2, 11am at the Bijou Theater in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting. New Year’s Eve Surprise. 1 – 4pm at the Cellar on 10th in Astoria.

HAPPENING

Fireworks at Midnight. 10 minutes of fireworks at midnight over the Pacific Ocean in front of the boardwalk in Long Beach, WA

THEATER

The Psychic. A Murder Mystery/Comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Sunday 1

MUSIC

Tom Trudell. Jazz Piano. No cover, 11:30 – 2pm at the Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria.

Irie Sons. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

Thursday 5

HAPPENING

First Thursday Trivia at the Library. Teams of 1 – 5 compete. Free, 5:30pm at the Astoria Public Library.

LECTURE

The World of Haystack Rock Lecture Series. “Conservation Connections: The North Coast Land Conservancy Celebrates 25 Years on the Oregon Coast.” With Katie Voelke. 7pm at the Cannon Beach Library.

THEATER

The Psychic. A Murder Mystery/Comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Friday 6

MUSIC

Kathryn Claire. Celtic. 7:30pm at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.

FOOD & DRINK

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

HAPPENING

Pacific City – Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet & Silent Auction. Call 503-392-4340 for tickets. 7:30 – 10pm at the Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City.

THEATER

The Psychic. A Murder Mystery/Comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Saturday 7

ART

Seaside Art Walk. 5- 8pm at galleries and businesses in Seaside and Gearhart.

THEATER

The Psychic. A Murder Mystery/Comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Sunday 8

MUSIC

Colleen Raney. Celtic. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

Kaplan-Weiss Dou. Classical chamber music. $25, 3pm at the chapel at Camp Winema, north of Neskowin. 503-965-6499

HAPPENING

Family YMCA Open House. Stop in to tour the facility see demonstrations and enjoy some refreshments. 1 – 3pm at the YMCA in Tillamook.

Tuesday 10

HAPPENING

Tree Lighting Ceremony. 6pm in downtown Cloverdale.

Wednesday 11

HAPPENING

College Bridge Program. AHS Seniors take advantage of this year’s Career Panel at Astoria High School!  Interact with local professionals, learn about a variety of careers and what it takes to get there. 8am – 3pm at Astoria High School.

Thursday 12

THEATER

The Psychic. A Murder Mystery/Comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Friday 13

THEATER

The Psychic. A Murder Mystery/Comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Saturday 14

ART

Artistry in Wood. A Wood Carving Show featuring carvings and tools for sale, free wood carving classes for kids and adults. Free admission, begins at 10am at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

Crab Feed. Crab dinner (if crab is available) Dinner includes cole slaw & garlic bread. Hot dogs available for children. (Seasonal Pricing.) Noon – 8pm at 110 Pacific Ave N in Long Beach, WA

HAPPENING

Windless Kite Festival. This kite flying ‘recital’ involves indoor kite flying with no fans to move the air. Prior flyers and Conner Doran from ‘America’s Got Talent’ fame will participate. There are solos, duets and group performances of two and four line kites choreographed to music. ‘Hot Trick Shoot Out’ matches pairs of flyers for comic capers and tricky maneuvers. 11am – 12:30pm and 2 – 3:30pm at the World Kite Museum in Long beach, WA

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

Coastal Brawl 2: LEGACY. This all ages show features the best local and NW MMA amateurs stepping into the cage for your entertainment. At Clatsop County Fairgrounds near Astoria.

LECTURE

Conversation Project Presentation. “S/he-bop: Making Sense of Gender in American Pop Music.” Presented by Sarah E Dougher. 1pm at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum in Tillamook.

THEATER

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $15-$25, 7:30pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.

The Psychic. A Murder Mystery/Comedy. $8 – $12, 8pm at Theater West in Lincoln City.

Sunday 15

MUSIC

The Distractions. No cover. 8pm at Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria.

ART

Artistry in Wood. A Wood Carving Show featuring carvings and tools for sale, free wood carving classes for kids and adults. Free admission, begins at 10am at Chinook Winds in Lincoln City.

FOOD & DRINK

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

HAPPENING

Windless Kite Festival. 11am – 2pm at the World Kite Museum in Long Beach, WA.

THEATER

Annie Get Your Gun. Musical. $15-$25, 3pm at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.


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