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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 10:49 am

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Open Jam hosted by One Way Out

Snug Harbor Bar & Grill, 5001 S.W. Highway 101

8:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Call: 541-996-4976.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Free blood pressure screenings

Samaritan Coastal Clinic, 801 NW Hwy 101

1-3 p.m. Learn what your blood pressure is by testing during this screening. Drop-ins welcome. Call 541-996-7480.

Dark and Stormy Night Mystery Series

Driftwood Public Library

4 p.m. A different mystery author will visit the library each Thursday afternoon in October to speak to readers about their work. Oct. 4 is author Heather Sharfeddin, whose books include “Mineral Spirits,” “Windless Summer” and, most recently, “Damaged Goods.”

Friday, Oct. 5

Glass Art Show Opening Reception

Chessman Gallery at the Lincoln City Cultural Center

5 to 7 p.m. Wheelchair accessible.

Gretchen Wilson

Chinook Winds Casino Resort

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6. Cost: $40 - $55. Call: 541-996-5825 or go online to chinookwindscasino.com.

Project Homeless Connect

Church of the Nazarene, 227 NW 12th St. Newport

9am-3pm. Event provides a location for social service providers to reach homeless families and individuals. Donations and volunteers needed. Visit

homelessinlincolncounty.com/phc/

Saturday, Oct. 6

Special Glass Art Drop of 50 sand dollars or crabs

Along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches, weather and ocean conditions permitting.

Diamond Jubilee Celebration Matinee: “The Godfather”

Bijou Theatre

11 a.m. Admission: $2. For more info, call 541-994-8255.

Wild Mushroom Cook-Off

Culinary Center of Lincoln City

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: Free at the door with tasting-sized portions available for a small fee. For more info, call: 800-452-2151.

Oktoberfest Dinner

St. Peter the Fisherman

Lutheran Church

3-7 p.m. Sausage & Kraut, baked potato, Waldorf salad, oatmeal cake and German Potato Salad. Adults $8, children 6 and younger, $4. Proceeds go toward mission projects.

Artober Brewfest

Lincoln City Cultural Center

11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Come celebrate October at this family-friendly event featuring artisans, craft beers, culinary craftsmen, live music, dancing and more. Cost: $5 admission; $10 includes a mug. For more info, call 541-994-3070. Wheelchair accessible.

My Sisters’ Place 4th Annual Auction

Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, 7760 Highway 101 North, Gleneden Beach

6 to 9 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $45. The price includes beer & wine tastings; live music; gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts; silent and live auctions. For more info, call 541-574-9424. To purchase tickets go online to mysistersplace.us

Gretchen Wilson

Chinook Winds Casino Resort

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6. Cost: $40 - $55. Call: 541-996-5825 or go online to chinookwindscasino.com.

Three Manic Mechanics

Snug Harbor Bar & Grill, 5001 S.W. Highway 101

9 p.m. Cost: No cover. Call: 541-996-4976.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Lincoln City Farmer’s Market

Lincoln City Cultural Center

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info, call: 541-994-9994. Wheelchair accessible.

Beach Town Comedy with Arj Barker, Tony Camin and Veronica Heath

The Eventuary, 560 S.W. Fleet Avenue, Lincoln City

6 p.m. Must be 21+. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Nelscott Wine Shop.

Miramont Trio benefit concert

Freed Gallery on Siletz Bay

3 p.m. The trio features Janet Marie Chvatal, coloratura soprano, Marc Gremm, baritone and Scott Kritzer, classical guitarist. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Early Learning Center in Lincoln City.

Reservations are available by calling 541-996-7102 or the Freed Gallery at 541-994-5600.

Panther Creek monthly breakfast

Panther Creek Senior and Community Center, Otis

8-11:30 a.m. Menu includes eggs cooked to order including omelets, choice of ham or sausage, pancakes, French toast, hash browns, biscuits and gravy. Adults $5.50, children ages 3-12 $3.

Handel's Messiah rehearsals

Kiwanda Community Center, Pacific City

Rehearsals will be held at 3 p.m. each Sunday in October and November.

Concerts will be Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in Tillamook and Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Salishan. Dr. Albert Thompson will again be the director. No auditions for choir, only for soloists. All singers from high school age and up are welcome. Music books are provided or bring your own. Please call Carol Rohlfing at 541-994-8531 or Dr. Thompson at 541-992-2114 if you have questions.

Gleneden Beach Community Breakfast

110 Azalea St.

8-11 a.m. Menu will be sausage or ham, eggs, orange juice and all pancakes one can eat. Adults $5, children ages 4-11, $2.50, under 4 free.

Steve Sloan

Snug Harbor Bar & Grill, 5001 S.W. Highway 101

8:30 p.m. Cost: No cover. Call: 541-996-4976.

Monday, Oct. 8

WBCA Pool Tournament

Chinook Winds Casino Resort

Oct. 8 through 14. For more info, call 888-CHINOOK. Wheelchair accessible.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Origin of Life—Ideas of a Paleontologist on Evolution

Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

10 a.m. Presented by Oregon Coast Learning Institute. This presentation will treat some perspectives on how life began as well as some notions and ideas from the perspective of a paleontologist on evolution. For more info, call 541-764-2444 or 541-764-2214.

Health seminar series

Lincoln City Cultural Center

Free. Specialists will present on various topics. Two sessions. From 6-6:45 p.m., choose from a review of sleep disorders or breast health. From 7-7:45 p.m., choose from joint mobility, or vascular conditions and treatments. For more info, call the Community Health Education Center, 503-814-CHEC (2432).

Basque Folk Music, Dance & Customs with Dr. Robert H. Herman

Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

1 p.m. Presented by Oregon Coast Learning Institute. Program will place an emphasis on folk music, dance and customs, including live performance. Call 541-764-2444 or 541-764-2214.

Depoe Bay RFPD Board of Directors’ Meeting

Gleneden Beach Fire Station, 6445 Gleneden Beach Loop Road, Gleneden Beach

5 p.m. For more info, call 541-764-2202.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Residents’ Show & Tell

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, 56605 Sitka Drive, Otis

6 p.m. Discover what brings the new residents here and the creative directions they might take once they get settled. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Call 541-994-5485.

Alzheimer's and other Dementia support group for caregivers

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

10-11:30 a.m. Whether you have Alzheimer’s or Dementia, or care for someone who does, we will help you understand these illnesses, and how to cope with them. Call Laura Rollings Martin, MSW or Alice Pappagianis, OT, at 541-996-7328.

Roads End Water District Board meeting

Roads End Sanitary building, 1812 NE 64th St.

Noon. Meeting to discuss issues pertaining to water for Roads End residents.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Dark and Stormy Night Mystery Series

Driftwood Public Library

4 p.m. A different mystery author will visit the library each Thursday afternoon in October to speak to readers about their work. Oct. 11 is Johnny Shaw, author of the books “Dove Season” and “Big Maria.” Shaw also is editor-in-chief of the online fiction quarterly, “Blood & Tacos.”

Friday, Oct. 12

Music from Swing Fever

Lincoln City Cultural Center

Concert at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. These Bay Area jazz pros are passionate about the witty and romantic tunes of the 1930s and 40s. Part of a concert series. A season ticket subscription is $90 up until the first concert on Oct. 12. Tickets for individual concerts are $20 each, or $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are free, if accompanied by a paid adult. To purchase tickets, drop by the LCCC, 540 NE Hwy. 101, or call 541-994-9994.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Fall Kite Festival

D River Wayside, Lincoln City

Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. This year’s theme is “Stars & Stripes.” Enjoy demonstrations by expert fliers, kid’s kite making, kit-making workshops and more fun in the sand. For more info, go to oregoncoast.org or call 800-452-2151.

Yachats Ladies Club Dinner and Auction for South Lincoln Resources Capital Campaign

Yachats Commons, Highway 101 & 4th Street, Yachats

A fundraiser to support many south county charities. Tickets are $40 and include the full dinner with wine and appetizers, door prizes, and entry into the auctions. For more info, call: 541-547-3205.

Breast health drop-in event

Driftwood Public Library, 801 SW Hwy 101

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn more about breast and cervical health. Free. The SCREEN program will be sharing the most current information about breast and cervical cancer screenings.

Tour of Salishan homes

Tours depart from the Pro Shop at Salishan Resort, 7760 N. Hwy 101, Gleneden Beach

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by the Lincoln City chapter of the American Association of University Women. Proceeds will fund college scholarships for young women, as well as the purchase of dictionaries for third grade students in Lincoln City. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour. Contact Ellen at 541-996-3649 or esunnes@embarqmail.com.

Anniversary dinner

Kiawanda Community Center

6 p.m. Nestucca Valley Rural Firefighters and Nestucca Valley High School Cheerleaders will host a night of dinner and entertainment with Magician Hart Keene. Meal includes salad, Tri Tip, garlic mashed potatoes, dinner roll and dessert. Includes a silent auction. Cost is $30 per person, $50 per couple, and $15 for children under 12. Call 503-965-7900.

Tommy Hogan Band

Snug Harbor Bar & Grill, 5001 S.W. Highway 101

9 p.m. Cost: No cover. Call: 541-996-4976.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Handel's Messiah rehearsals

Kiwanda Community Center, Pacific City

Rehearsals will be held at 3 p.m. each Sunday in October and November.

Concerts will be Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in Tillamook and Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Salishan. Dr. Albert Thompson will again be the director. No auditions for choir, only for soloists. All singers from high school age and up are welcome. Music books are provided or bring your own. Please call Carol Rohlfing at 541-994-8531 or Dr. Thompson at 541-992-2114 if you have questions.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

International Experiences: Yemen with Ginny Seyhanli

Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

10 a.m. Presented by Oregon Coast Learning Institute. For more info, call 541-764-2444 or 541-764-2214.

Recital of Poetry & Fiction with Andres Berger-Kiss

Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

1:00 p.m. Presented by Oregon Coast Learning Institute. As a unique writer and poet, Andres will read some interesting selections from his poetry and fiction. For more info, call 541-764-2444 or 541-764-2214.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Childbirth Preparation/ Lamaze

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

7-9 p.m. Expectant parents learn about relaxation and breathing techniques, the role of a labor companion, benefits and risks of medication, feeding, infant care and bonding. Class meets every Wednesday for six weeks. Call 541-996-7179.

Diabetes support

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

2-3 p.m. This monthly support group provides ongoing education and encouragement for people with diabetes and their families. Call 541-996-7171.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Dark and Stormy Night Mystery Series

Driftwood Public Library

4 p.m. A different mystery author will visit the library each Thursday afternoon in October to speak to readers about their work. Oct. 18 is Amanda Lee, who writes a series of embroidery cozies set on the Central Oregon Coast including “The Quick and the Thread,” “The Long Stitch Good Night” and “Thread on Arrival.”

Breast cancer support

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

11 a.m. For women and men who have experienced breast cancer. Call Carol, 541-996-6450.

Blood pressure screenings

Samaritan Coastal Clinic

1 -3 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome. Free. Call 541-996-7480.

Friday, Oct. 19

Queensryche

Chinook Winds Casino Resort

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $20 to $30 and are on sale now. Call: 541-996-5825.

Logo Contest

For the Lincoln City Senior Center

Entries due by Oct. 19. One entry per person. Open to the public; no age restriction. Winner will receive gift certificates provided by Pier 101, Beach Dog Café, Starbucks, Lincoln City Community Center, Mulligans Bar & Grill, Global Nail & Spa, Snack Attack and Lakeside Fitness. Approximate value $250. Entry forms, rules and drop off boxes at the Lincoln City Library and Lincoln City Senior Center. You can also email LCSC at lcsclogcontest@gmail.com or contact the Center at 541-994-2722.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Fall into Art fundraiser

Lincoln City Cultural Center

5:30 p.m. wine and hors d’oeuvres. Let There Be Arts’ 12th Gala Fundraiser.

Paintings for sale. Includes buffet supper and live music from local band, The Ocean. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online at lettherebearts.com , or call 503-812-7813.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Candidates' Forum

Chinook Winds Casino Hotel Banquet Room, 1501 N.W. 40th Place, Lincoln City

2 p.m. Participates will present their platforms and answer questions about their political views. The event will be broadcast live over several local radio stations. Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served.

Handel's Messiah rehearsals

Kiwanda Community Center, Pacific City

Rehearsals will be held at 3 p.m. each Sunday in October and November.

Concerts will be Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in Tillamook and Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Salishan. Dr. Albert Thompson will again be the director. No auditions for choir, only for soloists. All singers from high school age and up are welcome. Music books are provided or bring your own. Please call Carol Rohlfing at 541-994-8531 or Dr. Thompson at 541-992-2114 if you have questions.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Political Cartoons: Thomas Nast and the Election of 2012 with Mick McLean

Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

10 a.m. Presented by Oregon Coast Learning Institute. Mick will discuss the history, genius and influence of political cartoons in presidential campaigns. For more info, call 541-764-2444 or 541-764-2214.

Tibet: People at the Top of the World with Debra Fant

Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

1:00 p.m. Presented by Oregon Coast Learning Institute. Debra will lead an armchair tour of a portion of the Tibetan country, share about the culture, politics and challenges that the Tibetan people face at this time. For more info, call 541-764-2444 or 541-764-2214.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Family Night: “Night of the Super Heroes”

Driftwood Public Library, 801 S.W. Highway 101, Lincoln City, in the Commons area, outside the Children’s Room

6 to 7 p.m. Dress as your favorite super hero character or make up your own. Play games, be in the photo shoot, eat super foods and party. This is an all ages event. Call 541-996-2277 or go to driftwoodlib.org.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Dark and Stormy Night Mystery Series

Driftwood Public Library

4 p.m. A different mystery author will visit the library each Thursday afternoon in October to speak to readers about their work. Oct. 25 is Jack Judge, author of “Crosetti’s Curse,” “The Dead Lie Restless in Pedro Creek” and “Death Rides the Carousel.”

Saturday, Oct. 27

Ecologically Sound Tree Pruning

Connie Hansen Garden, 1921 N.W. 33rd, Lincoln City

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Free. Instructor: Vernon Esplin, certified arborist and owner of Buena Vista Arbor Care Co. Gardeners are invited to bring pruning tools for evaluation by the instructor and to be prepared for the weather in the event of an outdoor demonstration. The coffee pot is always on.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

From Basalt to Sand with Richard Larrett

Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

10 a.m. Presented by Oregon Coast Learning Institute. Richard, a registered professional geologist and certified engineering geologist, will explain why geology along the Lincoln County coast is a process of perpetual motion and potential challenges. For more info, call 541-764-2444 or 541-764-2214.

The Palau That Was & Being an Expatriate There with Sheila Stevens

Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

1:00 p.m. Presented by Oregon Coast Learning Institute. Sheila will share her adventures in the four years she lived and worked in Palau. For more info, call 541-764-2444 or 541-764-2214.

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