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One of the most wide-ranging shorebirds in the world, Whimbrels breed in the arctic and migrate south for the winter. Some Whimbrels make a non-stop flight of 2500 miles from Canada to South America.
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31st Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival
Through September 1
A weekend of birding fun and adventure awaits bird lovers at the 31st Annual Oregon Shorebird Festival, September 1-3. This premier birding event is a celebration of Oregon shorebirds and an educational experience headquartered at Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston. ...[read more]
 
Through August 27 Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz
Bandon Playhouse presents The Wizard of Oz. Showtime is 7pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Tickets available at the door. Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW 541.347.7426
September 8-10 Bandon Cranberry Festival
The 71st annual Cranberry Festival includes entertainment for the whole family at the parade, festival market and street dance. Cranberry cooks compete for a culinary crown at the Festival Food Fair, while hungry festival goers dive into the Cranberry Eating Contest to win prizes. Farmers and artisans strut their stuff at Cranberry City and the Festival Market. Live music, from rock 'n' roll to classic country, all weekend. Various Locations 541.347.9616 [more info]
September 23 SOLVE Fall Beach & Riverside Cleanup
The Beach & Riverside Cleanup began in 1984 as "The Plague of Plastics" after Oregonians, Judie Hansen and Eleanor Dye, were inspired to rid the state's beaches of litter. Join thousands of volunteers to clean up Oregon's beaches at this coastwide coordinated event. Various Oregon Coast Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
October 5 Live Concert: 6 Guitars
Chase Padgett delivers a virtuous performance as he becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical style. Performance is at 7:30pm. Sprauge Community Theater, 1202 11th St. [more info]
October 27-November 6 Live Theater: The Audition
Showtime is at 7pm on Friday and Saturday. Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Tickets available at the door, Bandon Ace Hardware and Bandon Mercantile Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW 541.347.7426
December 12 Sonos Handbell Ensemble
Known for their creative hand-bell music all over the world, this handbell ensemble travels all across the United States, Europe and Asia to captivate audiences with their performances. See website for tickets and showtime. Sprauge Community Theater, 1202 11th St. [more info]
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Spot Gray Wales on their migration south along the Oregon Coast with a trained volunteer. Visit the website to view a map with a list of 24 designated locations. Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304 [more info]
February 6 2018 Live Concert: Montreal Guitare Trio
Described by Canadian Broadcasting as the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada. See website for tickets and showtime Sprauge Community Theater, 1202 11th St. [more info]
March 4 2018 Live Concert: Martha Redbone
One of the most vital voices in American roots music, embodying the folk and country sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian Mountains mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. See website for tickets and showtime. Sprauge Community Theater, 1202 11th St. [more info]
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