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Shannon Rose, community engagement coordinator for Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, will be at the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Thursday, June 27, to answer questions about the 211info service. Read more

Next to a spaceship, there is no better vehicle for exploring other worlds than a book. And libraries in Newport and Lincoln City are gearing up for summer reading programs that take readers of all ages on voyages of discovery. Read more

Emergency preparation is serious business, but it can be fun too, as the folks at North Lincoln Fire & Rescue hope to show this Saturday, June 15, with a Community Appreciation & Life Safety Event in Lincoln City. Read more

Family Promise of Lincoln County will celebrate five years of helping homeless families this Monday, June 17, with a party at the Beach Club Event Center in Lincoln City. Read more

There is still time to sign up for the Gleneden Beach Independence Day Parade, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a cavalcade of color on Thursday, July 4. Read more

Registration is now open for a “Luminous Alcohol Ink Creations” workshop that will take place at Manzanita’s Hoffman Center for the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21. Read more

Registration is now open for Peace Village Newport, a summer day camp teaching conflict resolution, media literacy and ecology as well as music, art and craft activities. Read more

The “Speaking Truth to Power” series from North Coast Citizens for Watershed Protection will continue on Tuesday, June 11, with a talk on forestry methods from economist Ernie Niemi in Nehalem. Read more

As Oregon berries start to appear in stores and at farmers markets, the OSU Extension Service in Tillamook is offering a way to stretch berry season out all year long. Read more

The benefits and perils of re-introducing sea otters to Oregon waters will be up for discussion when the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society meets in Newport this Saturday, June 1. Read more

The concept of creative risk will take center stage when the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project visits the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum this Saturday, June 8. Read more

A workshop on how to tap into creative energy will be on offer at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita on Thursday and Friday, July 18 and 19. Read more

Lila Passarelli will teach a “Poor Man’s Encaustic” class at the Newport 60+ Activity Center this month, using Crayola crayons instead of beeswax. Read more

The Newport 60+ Activity Center is offering the chance to pick up dance steps of all kinds in its new class "From Broadway to Ballroom, Hollywood to Bollywood," starting on Thursday, July 11. Read more

The Art Smart program of kids art classes will go out with a Big Bang this Saturday, June 1, with a screening of “The Galaxy Artastica” at Lincoln City’s Bijou Theatre. Read more

Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library will conclude its Coastal Encounters series with an Oregon Humanities conversation project on self-sufficiency and DIY culture on Tuesday, May 28. Read more

The Yachats Ladies Club will kick off the coast’s sweetest series of socials this Saturday, May 25, when members serve up the 18th annual installment of the Memorial Weekend Pie & Ice Cream Social. Read more

Some of the issues at play in Newport City Council’s recent decision to ban single-use plastic bags will be up for discussion at a special screening of “Bag It” scheduled for Thursday, May 30, at the Newport 60+ Activity Center. Read more

Herbalist Frances O’Halloran will demonstrate the healing properties of the coast’s local and indigenous plants in a Wednesday, May 29, presentation at the Newport 60+ Activity Center. Read more

Coastal food aficionado Jennifer Burns Bright will visit Pacific City on Wednesday, May 29, for a presentation on Oregon’s seafood traditions. Read more

Tickets are now on sale for the Tillamook Cork & Brew Tour, which will see wine and beer aficionados treat their taste buds on Friday, June 14. Read more

The plight of one of the ocean’s most iconic creatures will be in the spotlight this Sunday, May 26, as Newport’s Hatfield Marine Science Center plays host to Orca Awareness Day. Read more

The latest developments on the Corvallis-to-the-Sea Trail, a 50-mile route linking the Willamette Valley to the Pacific Ocean, will be the subject of the Thursday, June 6, meeting of the MidCoast Watersheds Council in Newport. Read more

Veteran art appraiser Matthew W. Gerber will be offering free fine arts appraisals from Wednesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 1, as a fund-raiser for Lincoln City’s Backpacks for Kids. Read more

As the end of the school year approaches, Tillamook’s OSU Extension Service will be offering several summer activities for kids who have completed grades K through 12. Read more

As Oregon berries start to appear in stores and at farmers markets, the OSU Extension Service in Tillamook is offering a way to stretch berry season out all year long. Read more

The plight of the American middle class will be under the microscope this Saturday, May 18, as Adam Davis returns to the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum for another Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project. Read more

The third annual Yachats Pride celebration will bring three days of utter fabulousness to the Oregon Coast, with music, dancing and much more from Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2. Read more

Rock-hounder extraordinaire K.T. Myers, will be at the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Thursday, May 23, talking about agates to zeolites and everything in between. Read more

It has been about a year since the Tillamook Creamery debuted its massive $26-million visitors center makeover and travelers seem to be milking the new and improved 38,500-square-foot facility for all it’s worth — in a deliciously dairy kind of way. Read more

Though it might have ruffled a few feathers, the Newport City Council has joined many communities across the country taking steps to decrease the negative environmental effect of single-use plastics by passing a bag ban. Bags and other disposable plastics will be the focus of “Protect Birds:… Read more

A free presentation on rhododendron care will return to Seal Rock by popular demand on Wednesday, May 15, with Florence nursery owner Mike Bones sharing his knowledge of the coastal favorite. Read more

The Oregon Humanities Conversation Project will visit at the Lincoln City Cultural Center this Saturday, May 11, with a discussion on the creative process. Read more

Preparations are well underway for the annual Gleneden Beach Independence Day Parade, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year on Thursday, July 4. Read more

Northwest artist Janet Essley will share her thoughts on science, art and what people can learn from painting shorebirds in a Thursday, May 16, presentation at Newport’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. Read more

Strawbale gardening will be the topic of the latest roundtable discussion from the Lincoln County Master Gardeners this Saturday, May 11, at Gleneden Beach Fire Station. Read more

Before virtual reality software, TV and even radio, books served as our portals to other worlds and times. And staff at the Driftwood Public Library have chosen a vivid portal indeed for this year’s Lincoln City Reads program, which will see “Snow Falling on Cedars” serve as the inspiration … Read more

The date is May 1, 1938 and it’s a good day for the 2,000 visitors descending upon Newport with the promise of a free lunch and a good time. But, it’s doomsday for the 6,000 Dungeness crabs on the menu at the coastal community’s first annual May Crab Festival. Read more

Questions that go to the heart of life, the universe and everything will be center stage at the Yachats Commons this Saturday, May 4, in a presentation from James Brau, the University of Oregon’s Philip H. Knight Professor of Natural Science. Read more

Almost done with your manuscript? Ready to start looking for a publisher? That’s where editor and author Holly Lorincz can help when she appears in Newport this Sunday, May 19, as a guest of the Willamette Writers Coast Chapter. Read more

The Tillamook Farmers Market will offer a taste of the flavors to come this summer with a Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Pacific Restaurant this Sunday, May 5. Read more

Registration is now open for a Japanese fish printing workshop set to take place on Saturday, May 11, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Read more

Registration is now open for the free SBA Resource Fair that will take place on Thursday, May 9, at the Lincoln City campus of Oregon Coast Community College. Read more

In the wake of Newport City Council’s decision to ban single-use carry-out grocery bags, the Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation is hosting a screening of “Bag It,” a documentary that explores the problems with plastic. Read more

The Rotary Club of Lincoln City will offer the chance to experience living history on Wednesday, May 8, inviting the public to hear a firsthand account from the night of the Kennedy assassination. Read more

The Kids Zone after school program will be open on all day on Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26, to take kids under its wing while local schools are closed. Read more

Authors Lauren Kessler and Nancy Miller Gomez will discuss the transformative power of words for prison inmates at the Saturday, May 18, meeting of the Manzanita Writers’ Series. Read more

Do you know your body mass index, your blood pressure or whether you are at risk of osteoporosis? Numbers than can help answer all these questions and more will be available at the Healthier You Expo in Newport this Saturday, April 27. Read more

The Coastal Encounters series will return to Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library for its 14th year this May, offering talks on local history and activities that people can enjoy on the coast. Read more