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Along the Path, acquired in 2017 through Oregon Art Commission Acquisition Program
FEATURED EVENT
25th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition
Through September 30
Coos Art Museum (CAM) in Coos Bay, Oregon opens its 25th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition on July 14, 2018. The juried exhibition in the Maggie Karl Gallery displays maritime-themed artwork by major artists from across the United States and Canada. Works by the nations leading maritime artists are featured in a variety of media including, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and sculpture. Sanctioned by American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), co-sponsored by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and funded by a grant from the Coquille Tribal Fund, the exhibition runs through September 29, 2018....[read more]
 
September 7-9 Rods 'N Rhodies 11th Annual Invitational Car Show
Top hot rods and classic cars will shine at this event. A showcase for up to 125 of the best high-end hot rods and custom cruisers from 1976 and earlier. Various Locations [more info]
September 28-29 Florence Festival of Books
A book fair for authors, publishers and anyone who likes to read. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. [more info]
September 29 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Join thousands of volunteers to cleanup Oregon's beaches. SOLVE projects are community driven and focus on cleaning up and restoring natural areas and neighborhoods with hands-on work. Supplies and instructions are provided and all ages and abilities are encouraged to join in. To volunteer, register and view a list of project sites, call or visit online. Registration will open in August of 2018. Coastal Beaches 503.844.9571 [more info]
October 13 OKTO-FUR-FEST
Enjoy German food and family fun and games from 11:30am-3pm. Activities include wiener dog races and all breeds under 15 pounds events. Brats, beer and wine will served by the Friends of the Florence Events Center and Florence Regional Arts Alliance. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. [more info]
November 2-11 Live Theater: Grey Gardens
A musical performance by The Last Resort Players, directed by Leah Goodwin with music director Laura Merz. Weekend shows are at 7pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Tickets available at the event center box office. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.1994
December 27-January 1 2019 Winter Whale Watch
Spot Gray Whales 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 Coastal Locations 541.765.3304 [more info]
March 23 2019 SOLVE Spring Beach Cleanup
Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers from 10am-1pm to clean up litter and marine debris from the entire Oregon coast. Since 1986, this home-grown tradition of twice-yearly beach cleanups has benefited people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities. Registration opens in February 2019. 45 Oregon Coast beach sites 503.844.9571 [more info]
March 30 2019 Heceta Head Lighthouse Birthday Celebration
Heceta Head Lightstation will be 125 years old. Join this family-friendly celebration from 4-7pm. Tour the keeper's house, explore the lighthouse and shop for souvenirs, books and videos at the gift shop. Heceta Head Lighthouse [more info]
May 17-19 2019 112th Rhododendron Festival
A spectacular display of hundreds of Rhododendrons, parades, carnival with rides and games, street vendor fair and car show. The Rhododendron Festival Court junior parade is on Saturday and a main parade on Sunday. The event will extend into Historic Old Town with live music, art and other festivities at the Florence Events Center. End the weekend with the annual motorcycle show at Three Rivers Casino Resort. Various Locations [more info]
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