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The Lincoln City Cultural Center is preparing for its 8th annual Tree Lighting Party, set for Friday, Nov. 29 — and needs elves to make the event a success. Read more

There is still time to make a green start to 2020 by enrolling in OSU Master Gardener training, which runs from January 16 through April 2 in Tillamook. Read more

Whether it’s a little one who’s ready to graduate from the water wings in the pool, an adult ready to embark on a new fitness journey, or a senior ready to start joining those pickleball games they keep hearing about, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation is ready with programs and services for … Read more

When a hospital brands an event as “Out with the Old, In with the New,” thoughts immediately turn to the subject of hip replacements. Read more

Lincoln City Parent Group will hold its annual silent auction on Sunday, Dec 8, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, offering a range of great items alongside live music and treats from local restaurants and bakeries. Read more

The challenge of increasingly acidic oceans will be under the microscope this Saturday, Nov. 16, when the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society welcomes Dr. Jim Sumich to Newport for a presentation on ocean acidification and hypoxia. Read more

The physical transformation of the Salmon River Estuary will be the subject of a naturalist presentation from US Forest Service Watershed Program Manager Kami Ellingson on Thursday, Nov. 21, in Newport. Read more

Newport Public Library will be giving kids in grades six to 12 the chance to make their own decorative bookends at its Teen Third Thursday event on Thursday, Nov. 21. Read more

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Shop without getting online or in line this winter at the Oregon Coast Artisans Market, located in the comfortable confines of the Lincoln City Community Center. Every Sunday through May 11, the market will feature jewelry, bath and beauty products, blankets, clothing and edible treats. Read more

When a hospital brands an event as “Out with the Old, In with the New,” thoughts immediately turn to the subject of hip replacements. Read more

The physical transformation of the Salmon River Estuary will be the subject of a naturalist presentation from US Forest Service Watershed Program Manager Kami Ellingson on Thursday, Nov. 21, in Newport. Read more

Newport Public Library will be giving kids in grades six to 12 the chance to make their own decorative bookends at its Teen Third Thursday event on Thursday, Nov. 21. Read more

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Shop without getting online or in line this winter at the Oregon Coast Artisans Market, located in the comfortable confines of the Lincoln City Community Center. Every Sunday through May 11, the market will feature jewelry, bath and beauty products, blankets, clothing and edible treats. Read more

The Oregon Coast has developed a worldwide reputation as a place where visitors willing to brave the elements can snag themselves a unique souvenir in the form of a hand-blown glass float hidden on the beach. Read more

Organizers of the Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium have announced that acclaimed marine biologist Bruce Menge will deliver the keynote address when the conference celebrates its seventh year on Thursday, Nov. 21, in Yachats. Read more

Oregon mushroom hunter and enthusiast Nina Beckert will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the Waldport Public Library’s Annual Meeting this Sunday, Nov. 3, at at the Waldport Community Center. Read more

The challenge of a warming planet will collide with cold beer when the Nestucca, Neskowin & Sand Lake Watersheds Council brings Science Pub to Pelican Brewing in Pacific City on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Read more

After closing its doors in observation of Veterans Day, Lincoln City Driftwood Library will make up for lost time on Tuesday, Nov. 12, when it hosts Devon Whitaker of the state Veterans Affairs office. Read more

Retired Coast Guardsman Tom McAdams will be the guest of honor at an Autumn Social hosted by Newport’s Pacific Maritime Heritage Center this Friday, Nov. 1. Read more

The cafeteria at Lincoln City’s Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital will transform itself into a bookstore this Wednesday, Nov. 6, as the fall book sale returns. Read more

With so many beaches to stroll upon while pondering life’s great questions, it should come as no surprise that the Oregon Coast is home to a huge number of coffee shops. Read more

The Speaking Truth to Power series from North Coast Communities for Watershed Protection will continue on Monday, Nov. 18, in Rockaway Beach with a presentation from Native Fish Society Fellowship Program Director Conrad Gowell. Read more

Registration is now open for the 2020 season of the Oregon Master Gardener program, offered through the Lincoln County Extension office in Newport. Read more

Handcrafted goods from across the Pacific Northwest will fill the Yachats Commons this weekend as the Harvest & Holidays Arts & Crafts Festival returns to jump-start the holiday shopping season. Read more

Beautiful quilts and other handmade items will be available this weekend in Lincoln City as St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar. Read more

Veteran art appraiser Matthew W. Gerber will be offering free fine arts appraisals this November as a fund-raiser for the North County HELP Center, a charity that offers numerous programs for Lincoln County school kids. Read more

Any business analysts busy writing yet more obituaries for Main Street America might want to take a break from their doom and gloom to pay a visit to a place where small-scale retail is thriving — the annual Trick or Treat Street at Oregon Coast Aquarium. Read more

The ecological benefits of woody debris and beaver habitat will be the topic of discussion this Thursday, Nov. 7, at the MidCoast Watersheds Council Community Meeting in Newport. Read more

Spooky tales of particularly fine vintage will be served up in Lincoln City this Thursday, Oct. 31, when the North Lincoln County Historical Museum presents “Ghosts at the Museum.” Read more

Do you care about the future of the Oregon Coast? Do you care about wetlands, coastal hazards, marine debris, aquaculture, public access, siting of renewable energy projects and other issues? Read more

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The Oregon Coast will cap off a great fall this weekend as the 20th annual Yachats Village Mushroom Fest gets underway, inviting mushroom lovers from near and far to indulge their culinary appetites, learn about mushrooms of all kinds and understand more about the roles of fungi in forest ecology. Read more

Applications are now being accepted for places in Bridging Oregon, a community-development initiative organized by Tillamook County Pioneer Museum in partnership with Oregon Humanities. Read more

Results of a four-year effort to track humpback whales off the Oregon and Washington coasts will be up for discussion at the Saturday, Oct. 19, meeting of the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society. Read more

The award-winning documentary “Sea of Shadows” is coming to Newport on Saturday, Nov. 2, with free tickets now available courtesy of the Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society. Read more

Tillamook’s OSU Extension Service will host a one-day session of Fall Home & Garden Classes this Saturday, Oct. 26, offering expert instruction from Master Gardener volunteers. Read more

Registration is now open for the 2020 Winds and Waves recorder workshop taking place in May 2020 at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology just north of Lincoln City. Read more

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The South Oregon Coast has been percolating with new energy, and organizers of the inaugural Live Culture Coast are bubbling over with excitement to share it with you. Ten days of experiences, events and education, many of which focus on the different interpretations of the word “culture,” w… Read more

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Registration is now open for a trio of watercolor and collage workshops led by longtime Newport artist Marion Moir, taking place in October and November at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Read more

Tours of Lincoln City's new hospital will be on offer this Friday, Oct. 18, when the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation hosts a Business After Hours mixer in partnership with the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce. Read more

The Newport 60+ Activity Center is hosting a new season of Moveable Peace classes aimed at helping people of all abilities get moving in order to improve physical and mental health. Read more

Guests at Newport’s newest haunted house will be able to customize their scare level before stepping through the doors this Friday and Saturday. Oct. 18 and 19. Read more

Details of professional, nursing and support-service positions at Samaritan Health Services hospitals and affiliated clinics will be on offer at a pair of job fairs this fall in Lincoln City and Newport. Read more

Families, friends and supporters of 4-H are invited to celebrate those who have helped steer the program to success at an Annual 4-H Recognition Program this Sunday, Oct. 13, at Tillamook High School. Read more

Residents of Lincoln County can enjoy free admission to the Oregon Coast Aquarium this Saturday, Oct. 12, and get a sneak peek at attractions that are coming down the pike. Read more

Climate change legislation will take center stage when coastal legislators Sen. Arnie Roblan and Rep. David Gomberg address the League of Women Voters of Lincoln County in Newport on Thursday, Oct. 17. Read more

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It’s a tribute to all things fall in the Pacific Northwest. The vibrant colors, the crisp morning air, the bounty of produce, and now — the inaugural Newport Cider Festival, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, at the Newport Armory, birthplace of the Seafood & Wine Festival. Read more

Nehalem’s Alder Creek Farm will be bursting with the colors and flavors of fall this Saturday, Oct. 5, as it hosts the 17th Annual Harvest Festival from the Lower Nehalem Community Trust. Read more

Libraries used to have a reputation as being dead quiet. That could not be further from the truth this Friday, Nov. 1, when the Driftwood Public Library brings Dia de Muertos celebrations to Lincoln City. Read more

The Lincoln County Historical Society will delve into its own history on Wednesday, Oct. 16, when curator Krissy Sonniksen delivers a presentation at Newport Public Library. Read more

Former Lincoln City teacher and journalist Dr. Bethany Howe will return to Driftwood Public Library this Saturday, Oct. 12, to deliver a lecture to mark LGBT History Month. Read more

A trio of young climate change activists will be honored at the Celebration of Women Who Lead this Saturday, Oct. 12, in Newport. Read more

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Tickets are now on sale for Lincoln City’s Glass Ball, a celebration of the long-running Finders Keepers program that has seen stealthy volunteers hiding glass floats on the beach for the past 20 years. Read more

The Newport Visual Arts Center is offering guidance on how to paint a vibrant picture with words in a new class aimed at aspiring magazine writers, travel writers and bloggers. Read more