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Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, Oregon
Winter Whale Watching
December 27-January 1 2019
Starting in late fall Gray Whales leave their feeding grounds in the Arctic and travel south to breed in the warm waters off Mexico. The Oregon Coast with expansive ocean views on elevated locations like coastal capes and headlands is a great place to spot these marine giants. During peak winter migration time, December 27 through January 1, 2019, the best whale watching locations along the coast, are staffed by trained volunteers to answer questions and help you spot a whale. Read more about Oregon's Gray Whale migration visit: Oregon's Wandering Whales. Learn more about Oregon's Whale Watch Center and spotting tips. Access the Whale Watch Center brochure here at: Depoe Bay Whale Watching Guide. To view a map of 24 watch locations go to: Whale Watching Spoken Here....[read more]
November 16-December 2 Live Theater: The Buddy Holly Story
This jukebox musical chronicles the life of rock and roll legend Buddy Holly. Directed by Erik Furuheim with musical direction by Howard Lackey. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787 [more info]
November 16-December 3 Live Theater: Hair
Directed by Michael Eastman the Porthole Players present this musical about politically active bohemian hippies fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787 [more info]
November 23-24 Free Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife is joining #OptOutside on Black Friday by encouraging people to go outside and enjoy what Oregon has to offer. You won't need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon that's open. Various Locations [more info]
November 30-December 31 25th Annual Sea of Lights
Over half a million colorful lights will surround visitors as scuba Santa dives in Aquarium exhibits, poses for photos and makes notes of Christmas wishes. Oregon Coast Aquarium 541.867.3474 [more info]
December 1 Yaquina Bay Lighted Boat Parade
Starting at dusk, local boats decorated with festive lights sail along the historic bayfront. Boat rides can be purchased through Marine Discovery Tours. Historic Bayfront [more info]
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
If you love bird watching this is your chance to take part in the longest running citizen science project in the world. Field counters are needed and all experience levels are welcome. More information is available online. Various Locations [more info]
December 22 Live Theater: The Christmas Show
A special holiday event hosted by The Tequila Mockingbirds. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787 [more info]
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]
February 15-18 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count
Birdwatchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are. Resources, instructions, guides and apps are available online. Various Locations [more info]
February 21-24 2019 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Showcasing Northwest wines and local seafood, it wouldn't be winter on the coast without this favorite festival. South Beach Marina, 2320 OSU Drive [more info]
March 1-17 2019 Live Theater: The Violet Hour
Drama by playwright Richard Greenberg, directed by Cody Larsen and staged by The Red Octopus Theatre Company. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787 [more info]
March 23-31 2019 Spring Whale Watch
Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. Whale watching volunteers will be stationed at 24 designated locations from 10am-1pm. Various Locations [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]
April 20 2019 SOLVE IT for Earth Day
SOLVE IT for Earth Day has grown into Oregon's largest Earth Day service event. See website for more information. Various Locations [more info]
April 26-28 2019 24th Annual Newport Book & Paper Arts Festival
A series of workshops exploring paper arts. Discover new and innovative bookmaking techniques as well as traditional processes, including but not limited to: assemblage, book arts, collage, dyeing, mixed-media, paper making, paper manipulation, printing, specialty binding techniques, and surface design. Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive 541.265.2787
July 18-August 4 2019 Live Theater: On Golden Pond
A heartwarming and humorous stage adaptation by Ernest Thompson, directed by Barbara Berge. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787 [more info]
September 21 2019 SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup
Take care of your community and join thousands of volunteers at 45 beach cleanup sites along the entire coast. This family friendly event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup and National Public Lands day. Various Locations [more info]
October 11-31 2019 Live Theater: The Woman in Black
Based on a novel by Susan Hill, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt, directed by Darcy Hogan. Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787 [more info]
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