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By all accounts, this is a love story. Norman and Ethel Thayer return to their summer cottage on New England’s Golden Pond for the 48th year. With his 80th birthday approaching, Norman must contend with memory loss and heart palpitations. This wreaks havoc on his self esteem, as Norman’s ver… Read more

The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features the fiber art of Robin Adcock, on show daily through Friday, July 26. Read more

Newport’s Atonement Lutheran Church will present an evening of reggae, African gospel and blues this Sunday, July 21, when it hosts award-winning Liberian musician Lasana Kanneh. Read more

The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features the artwork of John Bradley and Luella Hartwell. Read more

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Where’s Waldo? In Lincoln City, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt is visiting 25 businesses throughout town July as part of a nationwide hide-and seek challenge. Read more

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Toledo’s First Weekend celebration will showcase work by an artist who is new to the community this Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, as galleries and studios throughout town throw open their doors to the public. Read more

Plans for public art at Newport’s Hatfield Marine Science Center will be the subject of the Thursday, July 11, meeting of the Coastal Arts Guild, where Portland-based artists Joe Thurston and Sean Healy will be guest speakers. Read more

Newport author and historian John Baker will share a tale from the home front this Thursday, July 11, with a reading from his book “Camp Adair: the Story of a World War II Cantonment.” Read more

Raffle tickets are now available for a chance at winning “Heading Home,” the ocean-themed quilt that will take center stage at the Quilts by the Sea event in August. Read more

Catherine Hingson is the featured artist for July at Lincoln City’s Beachstone Gallery, showcasing her coastal-themed watercolors throughout the month. Read more

The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association showcases the jewelry of Linda Cline, pieces inspired by the beauty of the ocean. Read more

The cast and crew at Lincoln City’s Theatre West are ready for action as they present “Sex Please We’re 60.” Read more


Lincoln City’s beaches are a draw for visitors who like to play in the sand. But if music is your oyster, the ninth annual Siletz Bay Music Festival (SBMF), now in full swing, offers up a program of classical and jazz that anyone can dig, no shovel required. Read more

An all-American tradition will return to Newport this Thursday, July 4, when the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean presents its annual free July 4th community concert. Read more

The One Night Delights series will continue this Wednesday, July 17, with “Game of Tiaras” taking to the stage at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Read more

Do not adjust your dials; “War of the Worlds” is coming to Nehalem, with the Riverbend Players presenting a readers’ theater version of H. G. Wells’ science-fiction tale, starting on Saturday, July 6. Read more

You are invited to jump into your little red Corvette, don your raspberry beret and party like it’s 1999 when veteran Prince tribute artist Julian Stephoni and more than a dozen other musical acts hit the stage on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29 for the Otis Music Festival. To add to the… Read more

The Ernest Bloch Legacy Project will present pianist Gerald Robbins, in the Doerfler Family Theater on Thursday, June 20 at 7 pm. The Doerfler Family Theater is the newest addition to the Lincoln County Historical Society’s Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, located at 333 SE Bay Boulevard in… Read more

“Nearly Natural,” is the perfect title for the next Pedestal Spotlight Show, which will feature works by mixed media artist A.T. Ronan. Read more

The Yachats Arts Guild will unveil its Summer Show this Thursday, July 4, featuring a host of mediums, from watercolors and oils to mosaic and wood turning. Read more

Newport’s annual celebration of acclaimed composer Ernest Bloch will take place on Friday, July 5, with a gourmet dinner accompanied by a talk from Maestro Yaacov Bergman of the Siletz Bay Music Festival. Read more

Newport’s Ocean Unity church will welcome author Connie A. Baker this Sunday, July 7, for a reading from her book, “Traumatized by Religious Abuse: Courage, Hope and Freedom for Survivors.” Read more

The theme of “Public Art with a Cause” will be up for discussion this Monday, July 1, as the Sitka center for Art and Ecology welcomes installation artist Adam Kuby to its Mingle and Muse reception. Read more

It’s not just the natural beauty of the Oregon Coast and beach-town vibe that make Lincoln City a popular destination for visitors. Each year, in mid-June, people from across the globe make their way here, as if caught in a tractor beam, to attend one of the Central Oregon Coast’s premier events. Read more

The Great Art on Screen series will continue this Sunday, June 16, with a screening of “Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light” at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Read more

When former director Anne Hall was making the decisions that shaped the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, she was often doing it from an office that sat on the second floor of the Lincoln City based building. Read more

Artwork by Ruth Hugeback will be on display in “Saw Something Shiny,” an exhibit available to view throughout June at the throughout June at the Artists’ Studio Association in Lincoln City. Read more

The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features the artwork of Robin Beckwith and Diana Pérez. Read more

The latest show at Lincoln City’s Chessman Gallery takes viewers on a personal journey in pastel and pencil through the varied life of artist and illustrator Richard Laycock. Read more

Husband-and-wife duo Laren and JerriLynn Woolley have been chosen as featured artists at the Pacific Artists Co-op Gallery in Lincoln City. Read more

A gender-flipped version of Neil Simon’s classic comedy is on offer at Tillamook’s Barn Community Playhouse as the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts presents “The Odd Couple, Female Version.” Read more

Renaissance music from Scotland, Ireland and England will meet tunes from the Beatles when Byrdsong Consort play the Little Log Church and Museum in Yachats this Saturday, June 8. Read more

Award-winning New York City jazz pianist and composer Ben Rosenblum will plays a pair of concerts at the Oregon Coast this Father’s Day Weekend, with performances in Manzanita and Lincoln City. Read more

The spring term Chorus Class from Oregon Coast Community College will present its final concert of the term on Tuesday, June 11, at the college’s Newport campus. Read more

Corvallis-based artist Joan Truckenbrod will share details of her career as a pioneering digital media artist when she appears as the guest speaker at the Thursday, June 6, lunch meeting of the Coastal Arts Guild in Newport. Read more

Summer will be in the air this Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, as artists throughout Toledo throw open the doors to their galleries and studios for First Weekend. Read more

Depoe Bay-based musicians June and Joren Rushing have been providing music for the central coast for many years, often for free. Recently the couple experienced separate but serious health emergencies that quickly added up to a substantial medical debt. Friends and grateful community members… Read more

The One Night Delights series from the Newport Performing Arts Center will continue on Wednesday, June 12, with a performance of “Jeffrey” served up alongside German chocolate cake. Read more

Oregon Coast woodcarver Brian McEneny will celebrate 45 years in the business with an open house and book launch at his Seal Rock Gallery this Saturday, June 1. Read more

Artwork, music, refreshments and more will be on offer this Saturday, June 1, as the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents Spring Into Summer: A Celebration of the Visual Arts. Read more

Acclaimed Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes will put her stamp on the Oregon Coast this Thursday and Friday, bringing her “Oceans, Flamenco en Vivo” show to Manzanita and Newport. Read more

Newport’s For ArtSake Gallery is now accepting entries for the 10th annual Itty Bitty Art show, which aims to showcase the tiniest pieces of artwork on the Oregon Coast. Read more

Randy McAllister & the Scrappiest Band in the Motherland will provide East Texas-style blues for the third Blues Benefit & BBQ at the Lincoln City Cultural Center this Sunday, May 26. Read more

The entertainment will come with no strings attached this Friday, May 24, as the Pacific Dance Ensemble unveils its re-invention of the classic tale of Pinnochio with the debut performance of “PiNOCCHiA” Read more

Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts will hold an opening reception for its new exhibit this Saturday, June 1, showcasing work by a trio of artists alongside a variety of Ikebana containers. Read more

Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts is hosting a special Writing Lounge event on Saturday, June 22, aimed at people planning to submit pieces to the North Coast Squid literary journal. Read more

Dana Lynn Louis, a former artist-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology near Lincoln City, will return to the coastal campus on Monday, June 10, to take part in a Mingle & Muse event. Read more

The Spring Arts & Crafts Festival will return to Yachats for its 22nd year this weekend, presenting a tremendous range of products hand-crafted by some 70 artisans from across the Pacific Northwest. Read more

Entries are now being accepted for “Discover the Bounty of the Bays,” a new exhibit celebrating the 25th anniversary of Tillamook Bay receiving its designation as a Bay of National Significance. Read more