Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Let's Go Fly A Kite at the Summer Kite Festival

Lincoln City's sandy shoreline is a magnet for kite flyers of all ages - kids and adults!  This summer, Lincoln City pulls out all the stops to celebrate the life of kite flying with The Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival.

A good kite festival has been compared to a 3 ring circus, with large, showy kites (think life sized kites in the shape of gray whales) shows of kites flying to music and a place for all the kids to enjoy building and learning how to fly their creation.

Ready to come down to the beach and enjoy this year's Summer Kite Festival?  

2014 SUMMER KITE FESTIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE

JUNE 28-29, 2014

10am: Opening Announcements.
10-11am: Meet Pacific Power and Light’s Kite Safety Man: Learn the safe way to enjoy kite flying!
11-1pm: Kite Making Workshop with Phantom Star Designs: $5 Tyvek Kite Kit.
10-12noon: Performances by featured fliers.
10-2pm: FREE Kids Kite Making Workshop: Calling all Kids! Make your own paper kite that actually flies!
10-4pm: Kids Passports: All kids will receive a FREE passport to the world of kites. Collect autographs from the featured fliers to win great prizes! Passports are available at the Event Tent.
10-4pm: BIG Show Kites – including a pod of life-size Whale kites – adorn the Lincoln City sky!
10-4pm: Raffle Prizes: Enter to win Lincoln City Signature Glass Floats, gift certificates, kite-related prizes and more! Raffle tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5. Help us keep our beaches clean and receive a FREE raffle ticket by exchanging a full bag of beach debris at the Event Tent for your ticket.
12noon: Running of the BOLs: Bragging rights to those who can run the fastest into the wind while harnessed to a doughnut shaped kite! Register on the field during the event.
2pm: Kids Parade: After making their kites, the kids parade down to the beach to show-off their incredible creations!
2:30-4pm: Performances by featured fliers.
4pm: Festival close

Schedule is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control, including weather. Times are approximate.




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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Culture on the Oregon Coast: Siletz Bay Music Festival


The Siletz Bay Music Festival is a yearly event created to excite, educate and entertain!

Two thousand fourteen's festival is composed of a range of concerts, starting June 25th - featuring Chopin, Debussy, Stravinsky-Sun and Dvorak - and closing July 6th with a concert focusing on baritone duets including "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera and "Stars" from Les Miserables.

Tickets for the 2014 season may be purchased for on the Siletz Bay Music Festival Website and include the following:

Curtain Up!
Featuring music by Chopin, Debussy, Stravinsky-Sun and Dvorak
Wednesday, June 25 @ 7:30 pm
Lincoln City Cultural Center

A Sharing
A free concert for the Lincoln City community featuring music by Bach, R. Strauss, and Hummel
Friday June 27th @ 7:30 pm
Lincoln City Cultural Center

A Saturday Soiree
Featuring music by Dick Hyman, Dohnyani and Schubert
Saturday, June 28, @ 7:30 pm
Lincoln City Cultural Center

Chamber Music - Musical Tapas
Featuring music by David Guion, Bottesini, Mark O'Connor, Albeniz, Marin Marais, Britten and Rachmaninoff
Sunday June 29 @ 4:00 pm
Eden Hall

Simple Gifts
Benefit Concert for Music Education Scholarship to support local music students featuring music by Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Mozart
Monday, June 30 @ 7:30
Congregational Church

Soulmates
Featuring music by Robert Schumann and Brahms
Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

Rhymes and Rhythms
Featuring music by Walton, Mark O'Connor and Dick Hyman
Wednesday, July 2, 7:30 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

Sweet Land of Liberty
The Siletz Bay Festival Orchestra Concert featuring music by Mark O'Connor, Forrest Pierce, Gershwin, Dick Hyman and Aaron Meyer
Friday, July 4 @ 4:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

Family Concert
Featuring "The Noisy Intermission" for Narrator and Orchestra by Michael Valenti
Saturday, July 5 @ 11:30 am
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

Poets and Peasants
The Siletz Bay Festival Orchestra Concert featuring music by Mozart, Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Chopin, Kodaly and Piazzola
Saturday, July 5 @ 7:30 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

It's Better with a Bariotone: Broadway's Best Boys
Artist's Showcase and Fundraiser featuring the works of Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, Michael Valenti and many others. The program includes well-known selections from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Little Night Music, La Cages aux Folles and other hit musicals, plus a surprise or two.
Sunday, July 6 @ 4:00 pm
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort



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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Free Lincoln City Crabbing Clinics in 2014

The free Crabbing Clinics in Lincoln City are a great way for guests to learn the basics of crabbing!  An initial orientation at the Pavilion at the end of SW 51st St will provide the basics on regulation, methods of harvesting, identification, cleaning and cooking techniques, followed by crabbing.  All crabbers over 14 will need a shellfish license, crab traps, crab measure, 5 gallon bucket, large package of chicken legs for bait, and rubber gloves for protection.  Join the crew for some fun and helpful pointers - and take your catch home for dinner!

For more information: VCB 800-452-2151 or Bill Lackner 541-265-5847

2014 Crabbing Clinics
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 @ 9:00am
  • Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 9:00am
  • Friday, June 13, 2014 @ 8:00am
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 @ 10:30am
  • Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 8:45pm
Where to Purchase a Shellfish License in Lincoln City
  • Bi-Mart — 1030 SE OAR Ave. For more info call 541-994-6284.
  • Eleanor’s Undertow – 869 SW 51st St. Open at 11am, Thursday-Monday. For more info call 541-996-3800.
  • Siletz Moorage — 82 Siletz Hwy. 7:30am-6pm Monday-Sunday. For more info call 541-996-3671.



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2014 Free Clamming Clinics in Lincoln City

Clamming is a popular pastime in Lincoln City.  Guests can quickly and easily learn the regulations and requirements as well as preparation tips with Lincoln City's Clamming Clinics.  The Siletz Bay provides the perfect conditions to find dinner, fresh from the salt water.

Clamming Clinics begin with a 45 minute lecture at the Driftwood Public Library and then move to just north of the Bay House Restaurant on the Siletz Bay.  All participants over 14 will require a shellfish license, gloves for finger protection, clam bag, 5 gallon bucket and shovel.  Some of these items will be available for sale with cash or check.

For more information: VCB 800-452-2151 or Bill Lackner 541-265-5847

2014 Clamming Clinics
  • Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 10:15am
  • Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 2:15pm
  • Friday, June 6, 2014 @ 12:30pm
  • Friday, June 20, 2014 @ 12:30pm
  • Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 10:15am
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014 @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, August 15, 2014 @ 10:15am
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 @ 3:00pm
  • Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 3:30pm
Where to Purchase a Shellfish License in Lincoln City
  • Bi-Mart — 1030 SE OAR Ave. For more info call 541-994-6284.
  • Eleanor’s Undertow – 869 SW 51st St. Open at 11am, Thursday-Monday. For more info call 541-996-3800.
  • Siletz Moorage — 82 Siletz Hwy. 7:30am-6pm Monday-Sunday. For more info call 541-996-3671.





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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 Lincoln City Learning Feast Courses

Lincoln City Spring Learning Feast
Get away from it all and learn something new! The diverse workshops of the Lincoln City Spring Learning Feast are offered in appealing locations and created for the discerning traveler looking to enjoy the Central Oregon Coast as both a destination and a place to learn.

Courses to choose from include:
Hands-on Italian Cooking
Beginning Digital Photography
Intermediate Digital Photography
Advanced Digital Photography
Introduction to Dance
Couples Massage
Human Anatomy for Artists
Adult & Teen Contemporary Dance
Hands-on Baking with Rockfish Bakery Cafe
Sketchbook Journaling
Beginning Drawing
Shell Printing on Rice Paper
Individual Spinning
Individual Weaving



Hands on Italian Cooking
Thursday, April 3 - Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Instructors: Chef Sharon Wiest and Chef Pati D’Eliseo, A Posto Personal Chefs
Location: Lincoln City Culinary Center, 801 SW Hwy. 101, 4th floor

This hands-on class gives students an opportunity to learn necessary techniques for the preparation of authentic Italian cuisine. Explore the regions of Trentino-Alto Adige, Le Marche, and Puglia. At the end of each day the class will enjoy their creations together, family-style, and discuss what was learned. Italian wines will be explored.

Cost: $325
Registration: 541-557-1125



Beginning Digital Photography
Thursday, April 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center

This class will unlock the mysteries of your camera and get you on the way to photographic success. Whether you have a high-end single-lens-reflex or a basic point-and-shoot, you will find this class helpful. The instructor will go over the basics of camera operation and how to get the most out of your camera. The buttons and knobs on your camera will be simplified. Students will receive handouts and do hands-on photography around the immediate area. The concepts discussed will be demonstrated. Bring your camera and, if you have it, the instruction manual.

Instructors: Bob Gibson, Bluewater Photography; Jeri Knudson, JAKS Photography Studio
Cost: $50
Registration: 541-994-9994



Intermediate Digital Photography
Friday, April 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center

This class is for those who have mastered the knobs and buttons on the camera. It will be about squeezing all of the photographic goodness you can out of your camera. The instructors will discuss how to create clear and sharp photographs that tell a story and how to adapt to a variety of photographic situations. Instructors will explain the basic rules of composition and discuss how they can be broken. Students will be given a photo assignment to complete on a walk around the Cultural Center and then the photos will be evaluated. Students will be given additional assignments to complete on their own. Bring your camera and, if you have it, the instruction manual.

Instructors: Bob Gibson, Bluewater Photography; Jeri Knudson, JAKS Photography Studio
Cost: $50
Registration: 541-994-9994



Advanced Digital Photography
Sunday, April 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Bluewater Photography, 4846 SE Hwy. 101

This class is designed to supercharge both your photography and Photoshop skills. It will start off with a discussion of strategies for a photo shoot. The class will cover lens selection, quality of light, concepts of exposure, and other pieces of the puzzle. Participants will be given an assignment to complete on a photo walk or in the studio. The photos will be developed into finished images. The small class size allows this class to be customized for individual skill level and interest. Bring your camera and a notebook computer with the photo-editing software of your choice. Both Lightroom and Photoshop will be covered.

Instructors: Bob Gibson, Bluewater Photography; Jeri Knudson, JAKS Photography Studio
Cost: $200; maximum 4
Registration: 541-994-9994



Introduction to Dance
Saturday, April 5 & Saturday, April 12, 11 am - Noon   (class is 2 sessions)
Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center

This is an uber-beginner class for adults. This class will get your feet wet in the dance studio in an encouraging atmosphere. Explore toning, alignment, musicality, and rhythm. Learn what to do at a ballet barre, what jazz hands are for, and what modern dance is all about. Any and all abilities are encouraged to come. All proceeds go to the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Instructor: Nicole O’Brien
Cost: $8
Registration: 541-994-9994



Couples Massage
Sunday, April 6, 1-4 p.m. or Sunday, April 13, 1-4 p.m.
Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center

Do you want to learn to give a relaxing back massage to your partner? This fun class will teach you simple and effective massage skills to do with your partner.

Instructor: Tamara Merry, LMT; Amber Fox, LMT, Back in Touch
Cost: $120 per couple; maximum six couples
Registration: 541-994-9994



Human Anatomy for Artists (and massage therapists, yoga practitioners, athletes, gym rats)
Monday, April 7 - Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.   
6-Day Workshop
Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center

Learn human anatomy through building an ecorche (anatomical figure). Working in oil-based clay on an armature, students will construct the bones and attach the muscles and ligaments to the bones. Sculptors as well as two-dimensional artists, personal trainers, massage therapists and anyone else wanting to gain a greater understanding of human anatomy will benefit from this workshop. This three-dimensional approach to the figure is the most successful way to learn anatomy; students will learn by seeing, hearing, and doing. The ecorche will continue to be a resource for you for years to come.

The ecorché that you make in this class can be used to become a sculpture cast in bronze.

Instructor, Jill Perry Townsend
Cost:  $455.00 per student
Registration: 541-994-9994.



Adult and Teen Contemporary Dance
Tuesday, April 8; Tuesday, April 15  (class is 2 sessions)     7 - 8:30 pm
Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center

This class will focus on ballet and modern dance. There will be warm-ups and center work from both disciplines, some more ballet, others more modern, but always a workout. The combo class is intended to allow busy adults and teens to explore multiple styles of dance throughout the year. Develop technique, improvisation, toning and flexibility.
Instructor: Nicole O’Brien
Cost: $8
Registration: 541-994-9994



Hands-on Baking with Rockfish Cafe
Saturday, April 12, 1-4:30 p.m.
Location: Lincoln City Culinary Center, 801 SW Hwy. 101, 4thfloor

This hands-on workshop will provide insight into the baking methods of Rockfish Bakery Café and their chef, Danelle Lochrie.

Instructors: Chef Sharon Wiest and Chef Danelle Lochrie
Cost: $55
Registration: 541-557-1125



Sketchbook Journaling
Tuesday, April 15; Wednesday, April 16, 1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center

In this class we will be making our own sketchbooks with reclaimed book binding and fabric collage covers. The first few pages of your sketchbook will then be adorned with special drawings and entries.

Instructor: Krista Eddy
Cost: $25; minimum 5; maximum 20
Registration: 541-994-9994



Beginning Drawing
Monday, April 14   1 - 4 pm
Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center

If you’ve always wanted to learn the skill of drawing, here’s your chance. This beginning drawing class will give you the basic tools to learn through many fun and enjoyable drawing activities.

Instructor: Krista Eddy
Cost: $20; minimum 5; maximum 20
Registration: 541-994-9994



Shell Printing on Rice Paper
Friday, April 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center

Students will explore techniques of shell printing using a variety of shells with acrylic and metallic water colors on rice paper. No prior artistic experience necessary.

Instructor: Vonelle Swanson
Cost: $35
Registration: 541-996-6794



Individual Spinning
Arrange with Instructor

Learn teasing and carding so you can spin your own yarn. Students spin their own single strand yarn and, with a little practice, will be able to make a usable yarn. 30 days’ equipment use is included with the class cost. All proceeds go to the Lincoln City Cultural Center

Instructor: Arlene Gowing
Cost: $25
Registration: 541-994-9994



Individual Weaving
Arrange with instructor
Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center

Students learn to warp a loom and weave a project of their choice. Warping is how you get the loom ready to weave and learn how to finish your project. 30 days’ equipment use included with class cost. All proceeds go to the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Instructor: Lyle Gowing
Cost: $25
Registration: 541-992-5150


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Celebrate Mom at the Oregon Coast

What will you be doing this year on May 11?  Perusing an art gallery with your grandmother?  Going to a concert with your wife?  Or perhaps wining and dining your mother?  Sounds like a fantastic way to spend a weekend!

Planning on celebrating Mother's Day on the Oregon Coast?  Lincoln City has your back with access to art, music and food to celebrate!

The Art of Lincoln City
Art of every kind can be found in Lincoln city.  Painting, sculpture, and glass blowing are all popular and can be found in galleries scattered throughout the city.  The Lincoln City Cultural Center also has a special Maude Wanker Retrospective opening the weekend of Mother's day. 
"MAUDE WANKER RETROSPECTIVE" Art Exhibit
Lincoln City Cultural Center
May 9, 2014 - June 9, 2014

The Music of Lincoln City
Music is also a common feature of Lincoln City's cultural heartbeat.  Whether it is a band down at the local bar, the formal Siletz Bay Music Festival in June, or - as in the case of Mother's Day Weekend - a concert at the casino, Lincoln City has it all. 
PAUL RODGERSChinook Winds Casino
May 9 & 10, 2014 at 8pm
Reserved Seating Tickets: $35 - $50. Must be 16 or older to attend.
Paul Rodgers' passion is writing and performing music. In a career that now spans more than four decades, vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Paul and his various groups have sold in excess of 125 million records around the world. Best known for his expressive vocals on songs that have become rock & roll staples, like "All Right Now," "Feel Like Makin' Love," "Can't Get Enough," and "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy," he has been cited by dozens of 1970s and '80s rock groups and musicians as a major influence. Taking a break from his solo career, Rodgers joined Brian May and Roger Taylor in a version of Queen from 2004-2009 for some live shows, one of which was documented on 2005's Return of the Champions, a double disc on the Hollywood label. 
Reserve your seats by phone at 1-888-MAIN ACT (1-888-624-6228), in person at the Chinook Winds Box Office, or online.

The Food of Lincoln City
Fresh seafood is, of course, a huge draw in Lincoln City, and one that restaurants are happy to cater to.  That being said, perhaps you would like to do something more personal for your mother.  How about making breakfast for her?  The Culinary Center in Lincoln City is here to help:
HANDS-ON BRUNCH FOR MOM
Saturday, May 10, 11 am - 2 pm
Culinary Center in Lincoln City 
Let’s cook everybody’s favorite meal. Bring your mom or re-create it for her later. 
Menu:
  • Candied Bacon
  • Sweet Potato Hash
  • Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise
  • Grapefruit Salad
  • Eggs baked with Spinach and Cheese
  • French Toast with Marionberry Coulis, Homemade Sausage
  • Mimosas
Instructor: Chef Sharon Wiest and Pati D'Eliseo
Cost: $55, includes meal and wine

And there you have the schedule for Lincoln City's Mother's Day celebrations.  Eat, drink, dance and admire the lovely ladies we call mom!



The Oregon Coast is a fantastic place to celebrate Mother's Day!  Call Lisa at 541-921-8885 or visit our website www.bellabeachrentals.com to help plan your trip.  Homes are booking fast.  Call 541-921-8885 today!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Break in Lincoln City

Depoe Bay Whale Watching Station
It is that time of the year when kids are out of school and the family hits the road to enjoy the adventure of a family vacation.  While it is always nice to "get away from it all," - easily accomplished at any of our vacation homes - it is always nice to have a few activities available.  Lincoln City, Oregon has you covered for the 2014 Spring Break with a variety of entertainment and recreational opportunities.

Finders' Keepers
Finder's Keepers is Lincoln City's version of Hide and Seek.  Hand made glass floats are hidden on the Lincoln City beaches - if you find one, it's yours!

SOLVE Beach Clean up - March 22, 2014, 10am - 1pm
Stretch your legs and help keep Oregon beaches clean at one of the three local cleanup sites. For more information call 503-844-9571 or register at SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup.

Spring Whale Watch Week - March 22-29
Every Spring, nearly 18,000 Gray Whales pass by the Oregon Coast on their long trip back to Alaska.  During the Spring Whale Watch Week, volunteers are available to help folks point the at the designated whale watch points along the coast.  For More Information call 541-765-3407 or visit www.whalespoken.org.

Festival of Illusions - March 24 - 28
The Festival of Illusions is a great party for the entire family!  With workshops for the Kids and Performances for the whole family, there's something for everyone.

Kid's Pizza Class - March 26, 11am-1pm
The Culinary Center in Lincoln City offers a special class just for 8-12 year olds!  They'll have a great time creating their own personalized lunches including salad, pizza and fresh fruit.  The cours is at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 11:00AM – 1:00PM. Cost: $10. For more information or to register call 541-557-1125.

See Comedian Rodney Carrington Live - March 28 - 29, 8pm
Rodney Carrington will be laughing it up at the Chinook Winds Casino.


With all the options, there's sure to be something for everyone!  Have fun and let us know how your spring break goes.




The Oregon Coast is a fantastic place for Spring Break!  Call Lisa at 541-921-8885 or visit our website www.bellabeachrentals.com to help plan your trip.  Homes are booking fast.  Call 541-921-8885 today!

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