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Loomis IV - Frank FarmerAntique Week - February 7–16, Lincoln City

You don’t have to be an antique expert or even a collector to appreciate Lincoln City’s Antique Week. Lincoln City’s Antique Week, “Vintage Views of Love,” is actually a fun-filled 10 days from Feb. 7 through 17. The schedule includes a scavenger hunt, appraisal panels, engaging speaker, historic bus tours, a Valentine’s Day dance, glass floats on the beach, special attractions at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum and Driftwood Public Library, an Antique Boutique, the movie “Somewhere in Time,” and sales in almost every antique shop in town.
History buffs or those who have an interest in unique items from the past can peruse goods from more than 80 antique dealers that call Lincoln City home. Antique Week features citywide antique store sales and appraise-a-thons with local and national antique experts.

The theme this year is “Cheers to 50 Years!” in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the City of Lincoln City. For history buffs, local resident Elizabeth Black will be giving historic bus tours of the city during Antique Week. (541-994-9994; www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org)

Cape Perpetua visitor CenterCape Perpetua Winter Series - February, Yachats,

The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center will feature free programs and guest speakers on Saturdays in February as part of its ongoing Winter Series of events.

On February 7 at 2:00 pm, Joy Primrose will present “All in Our Backyard: Oregon Cetaceans,” an introduction to the whales, dolphins, and porpoises found in Oregon’s cold temperate waters, including species likely to be seen from shore. Joy is the founder and president of the American Cetacean Society Oregon Chapter and is a Certified Marine Naturalist.

On February 14, Fawn Custer of CoastWatch will lead a rocky shores hike to explore the impacts of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome. Participants will meet at the Visitor Center at 4:30 pm and walk down to the tidepools located in the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. After the walk, snacks will be served in Visitor Center followed by the 6:30 pm presentation, “Estuaries Rising? Climate change and salmon in the Oregon Coast Range” by Dr. Rebecca Flitcroft. This presentation will discuss climate change predictions for the Oregon Coast and how these may affect aquatic species, including salmon. Dr. Flitcroft is a Research Fish Biologist with the USDA Forest Service at the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Oregon.

On February 21 at 1:00 pm, Forest Service archaeologist Kevin Bruce will give a presentation on shell midden sites at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center and lead a guided tour afterwards. Evidence of thousands of years of human use can observed in multiple archaeological sites located in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. These sites contain important information about the Alsean people who created them. Kevin Bruce has been the Forest Archaeologist for the Siuslaw National Forest since 2011, and has over 15 years of experience as an archaeologist.

“This Winter Series is a great way to get connected to issues important to the Oregon Coast,” says Forest Service volunteer Robin Grace. “They are informative, entertaining, and great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.”

In winter, the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center is open Friday through Tuesday, 10am to 4pm and closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Visitor Center is located three miles south of Yachats on Highway 101. For more information, please call the Visitor Center at 541-547-3289 or visit us on the web at www.fs.usda.gov/siuslaw.

Weekender Concert - February 21, Lincoln City

Steve BlanchardOn February 21, the concert series features the bluegrass sounds of Slipshod. Slipshod members Matt Snook (dobro and banjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin) met a number of years ago and eventually became picking partners. Snook and Blanchard offer listeners a broad and diverse range of music, including originals, familiar melodies, and dynamic instrumentals. They have played clubs and festivals all over the Northwest and enjoy entertaining audiences with both their humor and musical skills. In Lincoln City, they’ll be playing classics and favorites like “Black Mountain Rag,” “Did She Mention My Name” and “Fast Train to Georgia.” Other favorites include “Hobo Song,” “Whiskey Before Breakfast,” “Last Thing on My Mind,” and “Old Gray Mare.” Tickets are $14 in advance or $16 at the door. Both concerts take place starting at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. (541-994-9994; www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org)

Jeff Scroggins & ColoradoSouth Coast Music- February 14, Pistol River

The intimate Pistol River Friendship Hall is the perfect place to enjoy world-class music, with a stellar line-up of acoustic musicians performing for the Pistol River Concert Association music series.

A special Valentine’s Day concert February 14 features Mark Graham with Lauren Sheehan. Graham is known for his mastery of the harmonica and his offbeat songwriting that contains serious undertones of hilarity. Lauren Sheehan, a popular Oregon Coast performer, offers her own versions of roots Americana, with exceptional vocals and banjo picking.
On March 7, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado bring a “high energy, high mountain bluegrass explosion” to the South Coast. Fiery, lightning-fast banjo picking typify Scroggins’ style—a trait that has earned him fans worldwide. The band also features Jeff’s son Tristan Scroggins playing the mandolin and powerful bluegrass vocals led by Greg Blake and Annie Savage. (541-247-2848; www.pistolriver.com)


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