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One of the first things that stands out when looking at a list of stops on the North Coast Food Trail is that it’s not just about food. Flowers, adult beverages and even lodging options are nestled between businesses that follow the trail’s credo: food, farm, fish and forage. Read more

Nothing says community quite like helping your neighbor extricate their golf ball from the clutches of a sea anemone. But Mud Flat Golf is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Lincoln City’s Community Days celebration — nine days packed with all sorts of ways to meet up with old frie… Read more

Registration is now open for a one-day intensive childbirth class to be held on Saturday, April 20, at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City. Read more

Photographer Paul Calkins will return to the Newport 60+ Activity Center due to popular demand to teach a trio of photography courses, offering guidance from the basics to beyond. Read more

The Japanese art of Ikebana is all about getting things in exactly the right place. So be sure to get the new Ikabena-inspired watercolor class at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts in just the right spot in your diary by signing up today. Read more

The atmosphere in Newport will be electric this Sunday, April 14, as owners of battery-powered vehicles gather to offer tours and test drives at the Drive Electric Earth Day EVent. Read more

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The Rotary Club of Lincoln City will present a panel discussion about the city’s ongoing discussions about possible restrictions on plastic bags at its Wednesday, April 17, meeting at Salishan Resort. Read more

Artist, researcher, writer and teacher Karin Bolender Hart will visit Waldport on Saturday, April 27, to take part in a discussion about how people share their lives with animals. Read more

Freshly cooked Dungeness crab will jockey for the spotlight with handcrafted wooden boats, cascading rubber duckies and genuine pirate treasure when the Depoe Bay Crab Feed and Classic Wooden Boat Show returns for its 24th year this weekend. Read more

To some, indoor kite flying might sound like the stuff of April Fool’s. But true kite aficionados know the only foolish thing would be to miss this unlikely but spellbinding spectacle as it returns to Lincoln City this weekend. Read more

Amazon stunned the world last month when it abruptly pulled out of a multi-billion-dollar deal to locate its new headquarters in New York City. Read more

Details of a lifestyle that allows people to eat more and weigh less while lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, improving heart health and saving money will be on offer this coming week in Lincoln City. Read more

Scientist and author Tao Orion will present a couple of new ways to deal with invasive species when she visits the Oregon Coast this weekend, arguing on the one hand for holistic management and on the other for serving them up as a gourmet side dish. Read more

A collection of American-made glass fishing floats will take center stage in Lincoln City this Saturday, April 20, as the North Lincoln County Historical Museum unveils its new permanent exhibit. Read more

A group of parent boosters is hard at work making sure that Lincoln City kids have a chance to fill their dance card at a new 6th Grade Dance scheduled for early June. But first, they are hoping community members will fill a few cards of their own at Spring Bingo on Friday, April 19. Read more

The Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project will continue at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum this Saturday, April 13, with a discussion on ageing by educator and author Melissa Madenski. Read more

The Church Ladies and Friends Antique and Collectables sale will return to Toledo for its sixth year on Thursday, April 25, offering an unparalleled opportunity to purchase a variety of collectables alongside delicious baked goods. Read more

The Festival of Illusions is in full swing at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, celebrating its eighth year of bringing magic and much more to kids, families and those who love to wonder. Read more

Registration is now open for the “That’s My Farmer” program that will be on offer starting in July, courtesy of Samaritan Cancer Resource Centers. Read more

Pacific Northwest artists will usher in Oregon Spring Break at the Yachats Commons this weekend, with the 49th annual Yachats Original Arts and Crafts Fair. Read more

Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts will welcome budding artists to the fold on Saturday, May 11, with a one-day origami workshop taught by Oregon City artist Angela Thomas. Read more

Quick, scribble a note. Registration is now open for a two-day Sketchbook Journaling workshop set for May at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita. Read more

Registration is now open for a two-day introduction to watercolor workshop taking place at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5. Read more

Creativity will be in full bloom at the Yachats Ladies Clubhouse this weekend, as the Annual Spring Bazaar brings crafts and home-cooking together for the 17th year running. Read more

Depoe Bay’s Kids Zone will be open for Spring Break, offering full-day programs from Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29. Read more

The weekend of June 28 and 29 will see the sleepy town of Otis come alive with the sights and sounds of the inaugural Otis Music Festival. And musicians, vendors and volunteers interested in taking part are being invited to contact organizer Tim Gallineau. Read more

Teens wanting a fun and informational activity during spring break are being invited to sign up for the Cooking Matters for Teens class, running from Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29, at Beacon Crest Apartments in Lincoln City. Read more

Home-front defense efforts on the coasts of England and Oregon will be under the microscope when Mick McLean speaks at the Newport 60 + Activity Center on Thursday, March 21. Read more

A panel discussion on immigration will invite guests to go behind the headlines this Friday, March 15, in Newport, offering input from a cross-section of community leaders. Read more

Pacific City’s Pelican Brewing will be serving up cold beer and clear-eyed science on Thursday, March 21, when it welcomes Robert Bailey of the Elakha Alliance for a presentation on sea otters. Read more

The story of Dolores Huerta, the mother of the Chicano Farmworkers Union movement, will fill the big screen in Lincoln City this Saturday, March 23, as part of the Central Oregon Coast NOW Women’s History Project. Read more

The written word will go head-to head with radio waves on Tuesday, March 19, at a Celebrity Server event featuring Roger Robertson of KBCH radio and Patrick Alexander of Oregon Coast TODAY. Read more

Lincoln City’s Hillside Place Senior Living will host a presentation from Executive Director Lisa Junod on how to handle the difficult behaviors associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, March 13. Read more

Groovy musicians and Gore-tex-clad birders might seem to have little in common at first glance. But a special screening at Lincoln City’s Bijou Theatre will shed light on the unexpected overlap between these two groups this Saturday, March 30. Read more

Lincoln City will celebrate one of the all-time great comfort foods with a slight maritime twist as restaurants come together for Macaroni & Seas Week. Read more

The South County Pie Night will return to Pacific City’s Kiawanda Community Center for a fifth year of decadence this Saturday, March 16, with a gourmet pie auction and all-you-can-eat pie feast. Read more

Registration is now open for the 24th annual Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival, which invites artists to join the fold for three days of workshops, presentations and talks from April 26 to 28. Read more

A new class from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association will give beaders from beginner to expert the chance to craft a different bracelet every week. Read more

A new, four-week painting class in Newport aims to give artists of all levels the tools to take their painting to the next level. Read more

The Great Speaker Series at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum will continue this Sunday, March 10, when Portland historian Jerry Sutherland presents “Ships of the Farmers.” Read more

Efforts to generate electricity from the persistent waves that pound the Oregon Coast will be the subject of the Thursday, March 7, meeting of the MidCoast Watersheds Council. Read more

In one hand, you hold a commemorative glass filled with award-winning wine, in the other, a plate of artfully prepared seafood. Unfortunately, that leaves zero hands to wrap your coat a little tighter around your body and fend off the coastal winter chill. Read more