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 friends, make some new ones and have fun.

Friday, April 19

Great Oregon Coast Garage Sale

Lincoln City area

With 90 homes and businesses from Otis to Depoe Bay setting out their wares — if you can’t find what you need during this three-day bonanza then it simply isn’t worth having. Runs through Sunday, April 21. Maps available inside every copy of this week’s Oregon Coast TODAY. FMI, call 541-994-3070.

Pinwheels For Prevention

Lincoln City Cultural Center

Lend a hand setting up this eye-catching display of blue metallic pinwheels, serving to highlight the issue of child abuse. 7 am, 540 NE Hwy. 101.

Bonfire on the Beach

Enjoy s’mores and more at this NW Natural beach bash. Park at the top of the ramp. 6 pm, NW 15th Street.

Saturday, April 20

Glass Floats Exhibit

North Lincoln County Historical Museum

An opening reception for this exhibit of American-made glass fishing floats. 11 am-3 pm, 4907 SW Hwy. 101.

DOGgone Crazy Day

Lincoln City Cultural Center

A dog-crazy event featuring agility course training, games, raffle prizes, dog-themed art, adoption opportunities and an appearance by law enforcement K-9 units. All proceeds benefit efforts to fund a Lincoln City K9 unit and the Beach Bark fund, providing care for pets in need. 11 am-5 pm, 540 NE Hwy. 101. FMI, call 541-921-3565.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

Regatta Park

Get here on time for this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hunt. These kids don’t hang around. Noon, NE 14{sup}th{/sup} Street and Regatta Way.

A Day in the Park

Regatta Park

Enjoy a free hot dog and chips, an Arbor Day declaration, kids’ activities and art contest, photo booth, guided nature hikes, free seedlings and more at this event from Lincoln City Parks & Rec and The News Guard. 12:30-2:30 pm, just off NE 14th Street.

Sunday, April 21


Black Squid Beer House

Driftwood Public Library presents Adult Science Night, using eggs to demonstrate osmosis, chemical reactions and more. 21 and over. 4 pm, 3001 SW Hwy. 101.

Monday, April 22


Lincoln City Community Center

Designed for geezers, but embraced by hipsters; join the Lincoln City Young Professionals for a match of the fastest growing sport in the country. 5-8 pm, 2150 NE Hwy. 101.

Family Bingo Night

Lincoln City Community Center

Bust out your dabbers and join the girl scouts for this fun evening. 6 pm, 2150 NE Oar Place.

Secrets of Salsa & More

Oceana Family Literacy

Step into a world of flavor at this Mexican cooking and eating experience, with a salsa contest, demonstrations recipes and more. Get a homemade tamale dinner for $10 per person. 6-8 pm, 561 SW 29th Street.

Tuesday, April 23

Oceanlake Scavenger Hunt

Oceanlake District

Scour Oceanlake for treasures, with prizes for all and a chance to win a gift basket worth more than $100. 10 am-3 pm, starting at Granny’s Attic, 1520 NE Hwy. 101.

Meet Miss Oregon

Lincoln City Community Center

The first of many chances to get acquainted with Miss Oregon Taylor Ballard as she addresses the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting. Free to attend; $13 for lunch. 11:30 am, 2150 NE Oar Place.

Ice Cream Social

Mo’s Restaurant

Stay cool when you meet Miss Oregon Taylor Ballard by having a sundae on hand. 3-5 pm, 860

SW 51st Street.


Taft High 7-12

A celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, featuring light refreshments. 4-6 pm, 3780 SE Spy Glass Ridge Drive.

Music Is Instrumental

Taft High 7-12

Head to the Recital Hall to hear what the return of music education sounds like. 6-7 pm, 3780 SE Spy Glass Ridge Drive.

Wednesday, April 24

Family Promise Lockup

Family Promise Day Center

Bail out your friends and neighbors while raising funds for this family- support program. 8 am-1 pm, 5030 SE Hwy. 101.

Rotary lunch

Salishan Resort & Spa

A chance to chat and mingle with Miss Oregon Taylor Ballard, along with local business leaders. Free to attend. $13 for lunch. 11:30 am, 7760 Hwy. 101, four miles south of Lincoln City.

Family Night

Driftwood Public library

A night of rousing folk music from the Foulweather String Band. 6 pm, second floor 801 SW Hwy. 101.

Thursday, April 25

Food Drive

Kenny’s IGA North

Hardy souls will brave the coast’s April weather to drum up donations for the Lincoln City Food Pantry. Join in, donate or at the very least give them a honk as you drive by. 6 am-6 pm, 2429 NW Hwy. 101.

Radio Days

Hear local celebrities ham it up as guest presenters on KBCH at 1400AM from 6 am to 4 pm, with all the money from the day’s ads going to support Community Days.

Kiwanis lunch

Aces Bar & Grill

Miss Oregon Taylor Ballard will be on hand to greet guests and talk about her platform. 11:30 am, 3251 NE Clubhouse Drive.

Meet Miss Oregon

Lakeside Senior Living

Another chance to chat with Miss Oregon Taylor Ballard. 2 pm, 2690 NE Yacht Avenue.

Little Rascals Rummage Sale

Lincoln City Community Center

Find gently used items, kids clothes, books, toys and more, with proceeds benefiting Lincoln City Parent Group. 5-7 pm, 2150 NE Hwy. 101.

Ducky Derby & Nickel Dive

Lincoln City Community Center

Experience the raw thrill of hundreds of yellow duckies racing down the water slide. $10 per duck, with proceeds benefiting Taft High 7-12. After the derby, {span}kids get to dive for nickels in both the big and small pools and keep whatever they find.{/span} 5:30-7 pm, 2150 NE Oar Place.

Friday, April 26

BBQ & Raffle

TLC/Fibre Credit Union

Drop in any time from 11 am-2 pm, with a visit from Miss Oregon from noon-1:30 pm, 2004 NW 36th Street.

Mud Flat Golf

Siletz Bay

A Lincoln City tradition well worth the $5 “green fees.” But don’t linger on the tee, ‘cause the tide will come back in. Proceeds benefit Taft golf teams. 11:30 am-2 pm.

Miss Oregon

Hillside Place

Another chance to meet Miss Oregon Taylor Ballard as she continues her grand tour. Refreshments will be served. 2-3:30 pm, 1400 SE 19th Street. FMI, call 541-992-1207.

Secrets of Salsa

Lincoln City Cultural Center

Step into a world of flavor at this Mexican cooking and eating experience, hosted by the students of Oceana Family Literacy and featuring a salsa hop and a raffle as well as fresh salsa for sale. 4-6:30 pm, 540 NE Hwy. 101.

Harp guitar concert

Lincoln City Cultural Center

James Kline takes to the stage for an evening of soothing sounds. Admission by donation. 7 pm, 540 NE Hwy. 101

Saturday, April 27

Pancake Breakfast

Mo’s Restaurant

Share a short stack with Miss Oregon at this Kiwanis Club event. 7-10 am, 860 SW 51st Street. $5. Proceeds support local youth programs.

Celebrity Story Time

Lincoln City Outlets

Head to the Book Warehouse to celebrities including Mayor Dick Anderson and Miss Oregon Taylor Ballard read their favorite books. While you’re there, buy a book for the Oceanlake Elementary book drive. 11 am-4 pm, 1501 SE Devils Lake Road.

Awards Banquet

Chinook’s Seafood Grill

See the community’s pick for Business of the Year, Couple of the Year, Man and Woman of the Year and many more at this lavish wrap up party, co-hosted by Mayor Dick Anderson and Miss Oregon Taylor Ballard. $40. 5 to 9 pm. FMI, call 541-994-3070.

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