Oregon Community Connection Spring 2016

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Lincoln City - Beaches, Food, Kite Flying, Glass Blowers and More Until May 30 Mar 5, 12 Mar 7,14,19 Mar 17 Mar 19-26 Mar 19-27 Mar 19 Mar 20-25 Mar 21,28 Mar 24

Finder Keeper Beach Floats New drops weekly Art Smart (Kids 13-17) Free Library Book Sale 10am-2pm Lincoln Pops Big Band 7:30-10pm Whale Watching Week 300 Special Glass Drops on Beach! Family Fishing Frenzy 9am-2pm Festival of Illusions (magic) Library Book Sale 10am-2pm Kids Hands-On Pizza Class

FromRoadsEndto SiletzBay 541-992-4292 801 SW Hwy 101 541-563-5067 541-765-3304 800-452-2151 541-994-5330 541-994-9994 801 SW Hwy 101 541-557-1125

Mar 26 Apr 2,9,16 Apr 15-17 Apr 16-17 Apr 22 Apr 23,30 Apr 29 May7,8 May 7,14 May 28-30

SOLVE Beach Cleanup Art Smart (Kids 13-17) Free Great Garage Sale Crab Feed & Wooden Boat Show 15 Special Glass Drop! Art Smart (Kids 13-17) Free Winds and Waves Recorder Concert 100 Special Glass Drop! Art Smart (Kids 13-17) Free 50 EXTRA Special Glass Drop!

503-844-9571 541-992-4292 541-994-3070 541-270-3944 800-452-2151 541-992-4292 541-994-5485 541-452-2151 541-992-4292 541-452-2151

Pop. (2010) 7,930; Elev. 4’; Incorp. 1965 • North Lincoln County Historical Museum 541-996-6614 or 541-996-6698 • Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce 541-994-3070 • Lincoln City Visitors Bureau 801 SW Hwy 101, 541-996-1274 • Be sure to call the Culinary Center in Lincoln City for a list of Classed & Events 541-557-1125

Depoe Bay - The World’s Smallest Harbor • Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce 877-485-8348

Whale Watching Spoken Here by Colette Kimball

Whale watching is a year round

activity on the Oregon coast. Each winter gray whales migrate south to warm-water lagoons in Mexico where expectant mothers give birth and raise their young calves. Then from March to June, the whales travel north again, back to their feeding grounds in Alaska. In all, it is a round trip of approximately 10,000 to 14,000 miles, much of it happening just off our coastline. (Gray whale in picture). “Whale watching takes a lot of patience,” says David Newton, Park Ranger with the Whale Watching Center in Depot Bay. Having a trained volunteer nearby can improve the chances of spotting one. Two weeks a year, once during winter migration and again in the spring, Oregon State Parks and Recreation sets up 24 “Whale Watching Spoken Here” sites. This program places trained volunteers

Pop. (2010) 1,398; Elev. 7’; Incorp. 1973

Mar 19-26 Apr 16,17 Apr 16, 17

Whale Watching Week Classic Wooden Boat Show Crab Feed

at good whale watching locations up and down the coast. Ranger Newton says the volunteers help visitors spot the whales and are also available to share information about whales and their migration patterns. He also notes that while whales can be spotted any time of the day, it is easier to see them if the ocean is calm, as the whales can get hidden behind ocean swells and white caps can make spouts hard to see. At the Whale Watching Center in Depot Bay, on the west side of Highway 101, visitors will find informational displays and great views out to the ocean. The center also has a live camera and shows passing whales on a television screen which is good for those people having a hard time finding the whales on their own.


Depoe Bay 220 SE Bay St. 220 SE Bay St.

March 19-26, 2016, is the next whale watching week. Volunteers will be at the Whale Watching Center in Depot Bay from 10am to 4pm each day, and the 24 Whale Watching Spoken Here sites located along the Oregon Coast from 10am to 1pm. Look for signs or visit www.whalespoken.org to find a specific location.