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he Cascade Mountains, featuring the spire of Mount Thielsen and the mass of Mount Bailey, stand tall to the east. The slightly sloping beaches that endure the constant pounding of the Pacific Ocean surf lie to the west. Douglas County features those extremes and plenty of others. There are the North Umpqua River and Diamond Lake in the Douglas fir-covered mountains and Salmon Harbor and Winchester Bay on the coast. In between are the hundred valleys of the Umpqua with a blend of grasses, oaks, madrones and firs. In those valleys are 12 incorporated cities and a patchwork of smaller communities. The biggest is Roseburg, the county seat, which is split by both Interstate 5 and the South Umpqua River. To the south are Myrtle Creek, Tri City, Riddle, Canyonville, Days Creek and Glendale. Highlights in those areas include Galesville Reservoir, Seven Feathers Casino Resort and the South Umpqua River. In north Douglas County, there are Winchester, Sutherlin, Oakland, Yoncalla and Drain. Points of interest include Umpqua Community College, Cooper Creek Reservoir and the Oakland Museum. To the west are Winston, Camas Valley, Elkton and Reedsport. Wildlife Safari,

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, the Elkton Community Education Center and the Umpqua Discovery Center are featured attractions. To the east is Glide — gateway to the Umpqua National Forest — Idleyld Park, Steamboat, forest trails and high Cascade lakes. The county’s economy is as varied as its land, its wildlife and fish, with people working in everything from agriculture to manufacturing to timber. There is also a

large retirement community. People live here because they like the four seasons. There are no extended freezing periods nor major snowfalls to the west of the Cascades. And there are no extended summer days of 100-degree weather. Spring showers turn the countryside green, and summer’s warmth usually continues through September. Welcome to Douglas County, which presents so many facets and faces.

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INDEX Calendar of events..............21 Coast....................................29 Crater Lake..........................15 Diamond Lake......................27 Douglas County Fair..............8 Drama & movies...................30 Festivals.................................4 Galleries.................................9 Graffiti Weekend...................10 Museums..............................12

Music concerts......................7 North Umpqua River............26 North Umpqua Trail..............23 Seven Feathers....................12 Visitors centers.....................17 Waterfalls..............................24 Welcome.................................2 Wildlife Safari........................20 Wildlife watching..................14 Wine.....................................16

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FESTIVALS

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ities in Douglas County seem to save their best for summer. Festivals return to the Umpqua Valley this year, drawing people from their houses to bask in the sunshine. Each town has something to offer as artists collaborate, car enthusiasts congregate and athletes compete in festivals across the county. Get outside to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, and before the warmth yields to another gray Southern Oregon winter.

BLOOMS AND BUTTERFLIES FESTIVAL — June 21. 7 a.m. till dusk. Elkton Community Education Center honors the end of spring by celebrating the season’s best attributes. A 5k and 10k butterfly run and walk, pancake breakfast, barbecue, used book sale, tours of Fort Umpqua, vendor booths with garden items, art on display and live music are included. 541-584-2692. UMPQUA VALLEY SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL — June 27-29. The county’s biggest arts show unfolds with more than 130 artists’ booths spread across the grounds of Fir Grove Park in Roseburg. Live music ranging from Celtic to country and rock ‘n’ roll, as well as a variety of talent, will be fea-

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Visitors enjoy the Myrtle Creek SumerFest last July. tured on two stages over the three-day event. Music can also be found in the Acoustic Annex, where musicians will play throughout the day. Furniture makers, painters, potters, wood carvers, jewelry makers and others display their works, while a caravan of food vendors offers diverse entree selections, snacks beverages and desserts. Beer and wine will be available for adults, and the Kid’s Zone offers crafts and face-painting activities for kids of all ages.

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$3 admission fee; kids 6 and younger get in free. 541-6722532. RIDDLE SAWDUST JUBILEE — July 3-4. This annual Fourth of July celebration boasts South Douglas County’s largest fireworks display. Expect annual traditions such as a parade, outhouse race, barbecue, car show, food and game booths and music at this year’s jubilee, which has been moved back to Main Street. 541-643-2758.

GRAFFITI WEEKEND — July 9-13. The celebration marks its 33rd year in 2014. Roseburg flashes back to the 1950s and early ’60s for this celebration, patterned after the car-crazy youths in the film “American Graffiti.” Auto events include showand-shines, a poker run, a car auction, antique and working truck show, cruises in downtown Roseburg, Winston and Sutherlin, and a fun run from CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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Roseburg to Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville. Other events include a barbecue at Sherm’s Thunderbird, music, booths and downtown sidewalk sales. 1-800-4449584 and graffitiweekend. com. OCEAN FESTIVAL — July 18-20. The sea takes center stage for this coastal celebration in Reedsport and Winchester Bay. Enjoy the Bayside Bazaar, a three-block area filled with arts, crafts, collectibles, food, live entertainment and more in Winchester Bay. There are handmade quilts, village-wide yard sale, myrtlewood projects, Coast Guard rescue demonstrations. And, as always, a seafood barbecue. Children’s ocean-themed games have been added with dunk tanks, crab pot stacking contests, sand castle building and eel tosses. 541-662-6088.

NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR — July 2526. Celebrating its 92nd year, this event is touted as the longest continuously running fair in Oregon. The old-fashioned country fair is celebrated in the historic timber community of Drain. Music, food, crafts and dance are planned at the Drain Civic Center, with a parade. Past events have included a carnival, reptile exhibit, pie auction, arts and crafts exhibits, live music with area bands and merchants drawings. 541836-2330. DUNEFEST — July 30Aug. 3. Thousands of ATV enthusiasts are drawn to Winchester Bay, the heart of the Oregon Dunes, for American sand drag races, poker run and more. In addition to all the action on the sand, there are vendor booths, food, music and exhibitions featuring the latest products and vehicles. Show buggies and quads are also on display and for sale. Burger and dog feed, sand dune treasure hunt, tire toss, show and shine, monster truck rides, raffle and prize patrol. 541271-3495 or 800-247-2155 or dunefest.com.

MYRTLE CREEK SUMMER FESTIVAL — July 25-27. Numerous food booths, games and arts and crafts vendors gather in Millsite Park. Includes an arm-wrestling contest, a CELTIC HIGHLAND Saturday morning parade GAMES — Aug. 16-17. and evening fireworks. Bagpipe music and jigs await Sponsored by the Myrtle those who attend this celCreek Lions Club, the event ebration of Scottish, Welsh also features live music and and Irish culture in Winston’s theater performances. 541Riverbend Park. Ethnic food, UVEA NR VISITORS GUIDE AD 7.5X3.29 733-4985. along with various competi-

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tions and games, will provide entertainment for the entire family. Edged weapons competition, youth athletic competition, and caber toss and hammer toss. 541-6737463 or dcscots.org. SUTHERLIN BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL — Aug. 15-17. Event celebrates its 26th year and kicks off on Friday night with a cruise-in dance and barbecue. There are a car show and cruise on Saturday and mud races on Sunday. The festival features a variety of entertainment, a blackberry cooking contest, a chili cook-off, BMX bike races, diaper derby, lawn mower race, Saturday night cruise, a motorcycle show, mud volleyball and a car raffle. Food and craft booths are part of the fun at this event held in Sutherlin’s Central Park. 541-459-5829, 541-459-3007 or blackberryfestival.org. CANYONVILLE PIONEER DAYS — Aug. 21-23. Old-fashioned, small-town fun is the backbone for this community event held at Pioneer Park, now in its 48th year. Past Pioneer Days have offered barbecues and pie auctions, cake walks and bingo, a parade, bed race, frog jumps, tug of war, lawn mower race, an antiques and collectibles show, and dances. 541-839-4291. KOOL COASTAL NIGHTS — Aug. 22-23. Classic car

enthusiasts from around the Northwest cruise to Beach Boulevard in Winchester Bay for this event, which includes more than 400 classics, a muffler rapping contest, burnout and open header contest, a show-and-shine and Parade of Champions, ’50s harbor cruise, poker walk and street dance Saturday night. Free to the public; registration fee for car show and contest. 541-236-2600. ELKTON FORT UMPQUA DAYS – Aug. 30-31. A Saturday morning parade marks the beginning of a two-day celebration of country life. Featured are crafts and food booths, art show, games, Fort Umpqua tours, historic activities, music, pancake breakfast, barbecue dinner, butterfly release, bass tournament and a historical pageant. Held at the Elkton Community Education Center on Highway 38 West. 541584-2692. WINSTON-DILLARD MELON FESTIVAL — Sept. 12-14. Dillard’s claim to fame used to be its melon production. Today, contestants face off in a contest to see who can swallow the most melon chunks. Other contests and competitions are scheduled and a variety of live entertainment is offered as well as food, craft and game booths. This will be the 46th Melon Festival. Held at Riverbend Park in Winston. 541-6790118.

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CONCERTS

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Music’s in the air at Douglas County venues MUSIC ON THE HALF SHELL — ROSEBURG

Fridays in Riverbend Park on Thompson Avenue in Winston. People are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and to leave their pets at home. Admission is free. July 4 — Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials July 11 — Carolina Chocolate Drops July 18 — Janiva Magness July 25-26 — Youth theater presenting “Annie Jr.” Aug. 1 — Cowboy Poetry and Western Music, featuring Red Steagall and the Boys in the Bunk House Information: 541-430-1496 or riverbendlive.org.

Features concerts from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from June 24 through Aug. 12. There will be no break for the Douglas County Fair. All shows are free at the Nichols Band Shell in Stewart Park, Roseburg. Previous years have included performances by The Wailers, The Dixie Chicks, Joan Baez and Roseanne Cash. This year’s lineup was not set when the Visitors Guide went to print. For more information, visit halfshell.org or call 541-677-1708.

RIVERFRONT RHYTHMS — REEDSPORT This free concert series takes place in front of the Umpqua Discovery Center, 409 Riverfront Way, Reedsport. Concerts are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Outdoor lawn seating. Bring your chairs or blankets. Food vendors on site. No pets, smoking or alcohol. Picnicking welcome. umpquadiscoverycenter.com. June 19 — Timberwolf, classics, country, rock ‘n’ roll. July 10 — Done Deal, contemporary danceable rock from the 1960s to today. July 24 — Big Creek Rendezvous, country. Aug. 7 — Strange Brew, blues, rock ‘n’ roll, swing and jazz.

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Clay Walker performs at the Douglas County in August 2013. Information: 541-271-4816.

MUSIC IN THE PARK — MYRTLE CREEK

The weekly concert series in its 28th year, features music from 6 to 8:30 p.m. most Thursdays in July and August in Myrtle Creek’s Millsite Park. The series takes a break for the Myrtle Creek Summer Festival and the Douglas County Fair. All shows are free, as is parking. The bandshell and stage include a concrete dancing area, and the grassy area can accommodate hundreds of concertgoers. Bring your own

seats and blankets. Pets are welcome. July 10 — The 234th Army Band July 17 — Gretchen Owens Aug. 31 — MERCY featuring Lynda Morrison Aug. 7 — The Spence Brothers Band Aug. 14 — Helmet Pony Aug. 21— The Cee Cee James Band with “Broadway Phil” Nelson Aug. 28 — Soulpie Information: 541-860-5846.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR – ROSEBURG

The county’s largest entertainment venue, taking place this year Aug. 6-9, will feature headline performers on four consecutive nights at the fairgrounds off Interstate 123 at 2110 Frear St., Roseburg. Main stage performances begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the Umpqua Park Stage. General seating with fair admission, which is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and advance tickets for adults and $4 for children. Aug. 6 — Jonny Lang Aug. 7 — Thomas Rhett Aug. 8 — Seether Aug. 9 — Deep Purple Information: 541-440-4394 or co.douglas.or.us/dcfair/ home2013.html.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR

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his year’s Douglas County Fair will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated fairground pavilion building where 4-H and Future Farmers of America members will show their animals. The pavilion was built in 1954 and is the fairground’s oldest and most-used building. Rodeos, 4-H and FFA shows, the Douglas County Lamb Show and other community events are held there. The renovation, financed by a $1.3 million fundraising campaign, includes replacing a moss-covered roof and making upgrades to the entrances, kitchen and bleachers. The ribbon-cutting will be at noon Aug. 7 and will feature music from the Roseburg High School Marching Band. The fair will run four days again this year. Fairgrounds Director Harold Phillips said the change from the traditional five days, made to cut costs without losing overall attendance, worked well last year. He said he believes the music lineup, featuring country, blues and rock and no repeat performers, will draw the crowds again this year. “I feel very good. I think our lineup is well-rounded,” he said. This year’s marquee acts

able for $25 each. Fair admission is $10 for adults and $8 if bought in advance. A season pass is $30 if bought by July 25. Both reserved concert tickets and fair admission tickets can be bought online at www.douglasfairgrounds.com. Olate Dogs, a troupe of 22 dogs of different varieties and sizes that won the 2012 America’s Got Talent competition will be back MICHAEL SULLIVAN/News-Review file at the fair this year Getting a close-up view of horses and other animals will be part of the by popular demand. Their human hanfun at the 2014 Douglas County Fair. dlers are Richard and Rebecca Olate and gained popularity in the 1970s feature no repeat performtheir son Nicholas. The dogs with hits like “Smoke on the ers. Seether, a South African run and jump and are basically Water.” alternative metal band founded silent canine comedians. Blues musician Jonny Lang in the late 1990s, will perform The Northwest X-Treme Air will play Wednesday and counFriday night on the PremierDogs will also return. They try singer-songwriter Thomas West stage. Phillips said in have been fan favorites for the Rhett will round out the main the first week of ticket sales, past two years. stage entertainers, playing Seether has drawn the most The Mark and Dre Show Thursday. Rhett’s single, “It reserved seat ticket sales of any will provide variety entertainGoes Like This,” from his of the bands. ment. album of the same name, was Seether’s best-known songs Costumed actors with B.C. a number one country hit last include “Broken” and “RemeCharacters will roam the fairyear. Lang, Rhett and Seether’s dy,” released in 2004 and 2005, grounds, and a robotic chicken shows begin at 7:30 p.m., while respectively. by Atlas Robotics will greet Deep Purple plays at 8 p.m. English rock band Deep arriving fairgoers. Each show is free of charge Purple will perform the The fair will also present with paid fair admission. A closing act on Saturday night the popular local talent show, limited number of reserved on the PremierWest AmFair’s Got Talent. seats for each show are availphitheater stage. The band

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GALLERIES

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ART GALLERY AT UCC, Whipple Fine Arts Building, Umpqua Community College, 1140 College Road, Winchester. The Student Showcase exhibit continues through June 6. Gallery hours until then are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. The gallery will close for the summer and will reopen with the beginning of fall term on Sept. 29. 541-440-4691. CLARK STUDIO AND GALLERY, 130 N.E. Exchange Ave., Roseburg — An exhibit of handmade prints will be on display through June. For July and August, the studio will feature “The Crater Lake Experience,” spotlighting the works of a group of painters from across the state. “The Masters,” showcasing creations by deceased artists, will be shown in September and October. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 541-672-2180. DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM, 123 Museum Drive, Roseburg — From the historic dig pit to the Oregon Trail tales exhibit, the museum focuses on learning for all ages. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors and free for children 17 and younger. 541-957-7007 or umpquavalleymuseums.org. ELKTON COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER, 15850 Highway 38 West, Elkton — Through Aug. 15, visitors can view “Alphabet Soup,” an exhibit by Roseburg area artists that features letters of the alphabet in various artistic styles. From Aug. 17 to late September, there will be a display of the works of Elkton-area quilters using the same basic pattern. Mixed media by Elkton-area artists will be in display in late fall. In addition, the library building features year-round shows that change

periodically. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. After Labor Day, artwork can be viewed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Free admission. 541-584-2692. FISHER’S FLOWERS AND FINE ART GALLERY, 638 W. Harrison St., Roseburg. — “Exploring the Edge,” an exhibit featuring the works of Susan Rudisill, Andrew Duclos and Sandi Whetzel, will be on display through most of June. From June 27 through Sept. 5, the gallery will show creations by Larry Safley and Marjorie Feldman. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment. 541-672-6621. THE GALLERY AT MARSHANNE LANDING, 175 Hogan Road, Oakland — The Gallery showcases works from 20 Douglas County artists. On display are bronze and porcelain pieces by Ginger Updegrave, pastels by Jan Horn and Trudy Reynolds and works made of fiber, jewelry, glass, raku and iron. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, otherwise by appointment. Free admission. 541-459-7998. GALLERY NORTHWEST, 625 S.E. Jackson St., Roseburg — Features the works of 13 local artists in various mediums, including pottery, oils, acrylic, pastels watercolor, woodwork and jewelry. Interior displays and work in the window changes each month. Jan Horn is the guest artist from June 1 through July 13. Featured gallery artists are Karen Lawson for June, Marlene Geralt for July and Barb Antilla for August. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 541-817-2784.

GALLERY 7, Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville — Seven Feathers’ Gallery 7 features works created by professional artists from the Pacific Northwest. The art is on display in two main areas within Seven Feathers — the main exhibit hallway across from the River Rock Spa and the lobby area near the Kabi Cafe. Exhibits change four times per year. This summer, a variety of original paintings by area artists will be on display. The fall exhibit will showcase wildlife photography. Gallery 7 is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Free admission. 541839-1312.

through pioneers’ stories of town life and including videos of how logging was done in the past. “Pathways to Discovery” takes visitors on a simulated outdoor adventure featuring four seasons in various environments – an estuary, forest, meadow and the dunes, with a stop at a weather station. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 per adult and $4 for children ages 5 to 16. 541-271-4816 or umpquadiscoverycenter.com. UMPQUA VALLEY ARTS CENTER, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg — Through June 29, “ArtWorks NW” will be displayed in the Hallie Brown Ford Gallery and “PhotoWorks NW” will be exhibited in the Red Gallery. The Umpqua Valley Arts Association Gallery Committee Group Show will be on view during those dates in the Corridor Gallery, Gallery II, the Student Gallery and the Alcove. The Umpqua Valley Arts Association’s annual membership show, “UVAA Open,” will be on exhibit from July 18 through Sept. 5, displaying member artwork of all media and themes throughout the building. “Umpqua Plein Air” will be the exhibit from Sept. 13 through Oct. 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. 541-672-2532 or uvarts.com.

OAKLAND MUSEUM, 130 Locust St. — The museum features the history of Oakland from the 1850s to the present. Exhibits include rooms typical of early Oakland homes plus a bank, post office, and grocery store. The museum is open from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. daily except holidays. No admission charge, but donations are appreciated. Oakland Museum is publicly supported and operated by volunteers. 541-4593087 or historicoaklandoregon.com. SUSAN COMERFORD STUDIO AND GALLERY, 485 S.E. Kane St., Roseburg. — Comerford, known for her large oil landscapes of the North Umpqua River and the Pacific Northwest, has works in public as well as private collections. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment. 541-784-8722 or 800-563-0417 or susancomerford.com.

YE OLDE ART SHOPPE, 106 N.E. Oak St., Myrtle Creek — At 5,000plus square feet, the gallery displays local artists’ works of oil, pastel, acrylic paintings, pencil drawings and more. Artists include Helen Fortner, Maureen Butler and Billie Sheets, Letha Mitchell, Cora Larson, Debbie Aken. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 541-863-6843.

UMPQUA DISCOVERY CENTER, 409 Riverfront Way, Reedsport — The “Tidewaters and Time” exhibit launches a journey starting with the Kuuich Indians and explorers such as Jedediah Smith, extending

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lassic cars and hot rods of all descriptions will roll into the central Douglas County July 9 to 13 for the 2014 Graffiti Weekend, the 33rd annual event. Umpqua Flatheads President Dave Owens said last year’s Roseburg Graffiti Night Cruise was one of the biggest ever, with about 690 participants. “I’m hoping it will be about the same this year,” Owens said. What started as a simple idea between a couple of local car clubs has grown into an event that draws about 20,000 spectators and participants over its five-day run. That first weekend began with two events, the Show and Shine at River Forks Park and the night cruise. Twenty-two different events are scheduled this year. Because younger members enjoy working on muscle cars from the mid-70s, the cutoff date was changed last year from 1972 to 1975 or older. The cruise is scheduled for 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Roseburg. Owens said the event draws many volunteers who put up and take down barricades, sell T-shirts and otherwise help out.

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Colorful older model cars roll through downtown Roseburg last year during the Graffiti Night Cruise. “We depend on our volunteers,” he said. The Saturday show-andshine event at River Forks Park typically draws as many as 500 to 1,000 cars. About 70 percent of the registered cars come from out of the area. Graffiti Weekend had its first run back in 1982, with participants and specta-

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GRAFFITI WEEKEND

Schedule of events WEDNESDAY, JULY 9 SHERM’S KICKOFF TO GRAFFITI SHOW —2 to 7 p.m., Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Hosted by Southern Oregon Lakester Society. Entry starts at noon. 541-430-4086. THURSDAY, JULY 10 RETIREMENT AND REST HOME EXHIBITS — Meet at 12:30 p.m. at Roseburg High School. Tour 1 to 4 p.m. with short displays at area senior centers. 541-673-8543 or 541-677-9863. CRUIZIN’ AND VIEWIN’ — 6 to 10 p.m., Ten Down and Splitz, 2400 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd. Outdoor fundraising barbecue. Free soda for cruisers. 541-6723601. ROSEBURG TIRE PROS GRAFFITI WELCOME — 6 to 10 p.m., Roseburg Tire Pros, 1735 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg. Food and live music featuring Flashbak. 541-236-2635. GRAFFITI CRUISE-IN — 8 to 10 p.m., Fast Stop on Diamond Lake Blvd., Pete’s Drive-In, Sonic Drive-in and Fast Stop Market in Green. FRIDAY, JULY 11 GRAFFITI AUTO PARTS SWAP —Set up 7 a.m. to noon. Gates open noon to 7 p.m., Laurance Farms Produce Stand, corner of Garden Valley and Melrose. $25 vendor fee. Proceeds to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Umpqua Valley and the Roseburg Rescue Mission. Canned food donations accepted

for the United Community Action Network Food Bank. 541-430-8839. ROSEBURG DOWNTOWN FUN DAY — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Roseburg town center. Graffiti weekend information booth, sidewalk sales, gifts and discounts for participants. 541-673-3352. OREGON PACIFIC BANK’S ICE CREAM SOCIAL — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2555 N.W. Edenbower Boulevard. Free ice cream and live music. 541-677-9454. SHOW-N-SHINE AT THE RACES — 2 to 4 p.m. registration. Ticket gates open at 4 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds Speedway. Presented by Pacific Racing Association. Free admission for driver only. 100 car limit. 541-459-3068. FAST STOP MARKET SHOW-NSHINE —Register by 6 p.m. Fast Stop Market and Quickie Coffee, 4446 Old Highway 99 South in Green. Prizes at 8 p.m. Dash plaques first 50 cars. 541-643-8151. SEVEN FEATHERS ENTERTAINMENT —Doors open 8 p.m., concert at 9 p.m., Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Canyonville. Purchase tickets online at sevenfeathers.com or in person at the box office. 1-800-548-8461. SATURDAY, JULY 12 GRAFFITI PARTS SWAP —9 a.m. to 5 p.m., corner of Garden Valley and Old Melrose Road. Canned food donations accepted. Proceeds go to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Umpqua Valley and the Roseburg Rescue Mission. 541430-8839.

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ROCK N’ ROLLIN’ PANCAKE BREAKFAST — 8 to 11 a.m. All you can eat. $6 per person, $3 age 8 or younger or $15 per family (two adults and two children). Presented by Roseburg Optimist Club and Shari’s Restaurant. 33RD RIVER FORKS SHOW-NSHINE — Registration 8 to 11 a.m., show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., River Forks Park. Presented by Stray Angels Car Club. First 600 cars 1975 and older. No 4x4s, no entry fee. Dash plaques, raffles, trophies, food booths, free shuttle bus service, no pets, canned food donations accepted. 541-6797868 or 541-315-5471. COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION — 8 a.m., viewing opens, 9:30 a.m. toys and memorabilia auction, 10 a.m. car auction begins, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Douglas Hall. Free shuttle, vendors, food. Consign or register to bid: 541-689-6824. DOWNTOWN SHOP-N-SHINE CAR SHOW — Setup at 8 a.m., show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Southeast Jackson Street in downtown Roseburg. Hosted by Cascade Historical Motor Club and Umpqua Flatheads. Free entry and admission, coffee and donuts for entrants, awards for people’s choice, dash plaques for the first 100, sidewalk sales, coupons, 5050 raffle, music. 541-672-5325. DRAG RACES AT THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SPEEDWAY — Noon to 4 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds. Presented by Pacific Racing Association. 541-459-3068. WELLSPRING’S COME-NSHINE-GO — 4 to 6 p.m., Well-

spring Bible Fellowship Parking Lot, Garden Valley Boulevard and Kline Street. No preregistration and no fee. 33RD UMPQUA FLATHEADS ROSEBURG GRAFFITI NIGHT CRUISE — 6 to 9:30 p.m., closed cruise route on Southeast Jackson and Main streets. $10 cruise entry. No preregistration. Vehicles 1975 or older, no 4x4s, motorcycles or big trucks. Must have vehicle registration and proof of insurance. 541-221-2567 or 541-680-1942. CRUIZIN’ AND VIEWIN’ — 6 to 10 p.m., Ten Down and Splitz, 2400 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., in Roseburg. Outdoor barbecue and live music. 541-672-3601. SUNDAY, JULY 13 GRAFFITI WEEKS-END FUN RUN — 9 to 10:30 a.m. registration, starts at 2475 N.W. Stewart Parkway, between McDonalds and Parkway Medical in Roseburg. Scenic route tour from Roseburg to Canyonville. Run ends at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville. Entry fee $5. 541-673-1520. SEVEN FEATHERS OUTDOOR EVENT — 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Canyonville. Graffiti Weeks-End Fun Run cars on display by 11 a.m. Outdoor barbecue 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $2 for hot dogs, $3 for cheeseburgers. Free outdoor concert featuring The Fabulous Fairlanes from 2:30 to 5 p.m. A $20,000 classic cash giveaway 6 p.m. Entry dates June 1 to July 10. 1-800-548-8461.

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he Seven Feathers Casino Resort has grown significantly since it began as a small Cow Creek Bingo Hall on the edge of Canyonville in 1992. The destination spot features Nevada-style gambling, a host of diversions and world-renowned entertainment. The casino now features a high-stakes area, more than 1,000 slot machines, live poker and Keno. Gallery 7, featuring original art from Douglas

Patrons of Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville are greeted by the statue of an eagle. The casino is about 25 miles south of Roseburg

County, connects the casino and the resort. The hotel features 298 rooms and indoor pool and fitness center. The Seven Feathers RV Resort across the interstate has 191 spaces. Still relatively new is the K-Bar Steak House that opened in spring 2013. It replaced the Camas Room that closed after about 15 years of serving visitors. Adjacent to Interstate 5, Seven Feathers is located 25 miles south of Roseburg in Canyonville, off Exits 99 and 98.

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ich in cultural lore and stories about Douglas County’s founders, our region’s museums offer visitors a glimpse into history and an opportunity to explore local points of interest. CENTRAL COUNTY

DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM 123 Museum Drive, Roseburg — The museum specializes in displays of nature and the county’s legendary past. Visitors can see the tools used by native people before Mount Mazama erupted to form Crater Lake and an exhibit on forest history of the area. People of all ages can learn about the Applegate Trail and the hardships endured by early settlers. See the live turtle and snake display and view the new exhibits featured throughout the year. Children are encouraged to enjoy exhibits through hands-on programs, including a pre-school exhibit called “Discover the Umpqua.” Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and children free. 541-957-7007. Website: www.umpquavalleymuseums.org. Facebook: Douglas County Museum to get the latest updates. FLOED-LANE HOUSE 544 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg — The house commemorates the life of Joseph Lane, a pioneer soldier and statesman. Lane was a commissioned Brigadier General during the Mexican War and also the state’s first elected U.S. senator from 1859

to 1861. In 1860 he was the Democratic candidate for vice president. During his final years, Gen. Lane lived near his daughter and sonin-law, John and Emily Floed. They owned the Floed-Lane House, which was built between 1866 and 1876. The general spent much of his time with his daughter. The home is now maintained by the Douglas County Historical Society. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, or by appointment. Admission is free but donations are accepted. 541-6730466.

NORTH COUNTY

OAKLAND MUSEUM 130 Locust St. — This museum features the town’s history from the 1850s to the present, with exhibits including rooms typical of early Oakland homes, bank, post office, grocery store and more. The museum is open from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. daily except holidays. There is no admission charge; Oakland Museum is publicly supported and operated by volunteers. 541-459-3087. Website: www.historicoaklandoregon.com.

SOUTH COUNTY

PIONEER/INDIAN MUSEUM 421 W. Fifth St., Canyonville — The museum is open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, with group tours or genealogical research by appointment. The museum has information on South Douglas County, with special attention to pioneer life and artifacts of the Cow Creek Umpqua Tribe, who recently donated and built a plank house, as well. There is a

display from the Riddle family, which platted the town of Riddle in 1882. The Pickett Building and the Matthews-Pickens Building are stocked with exhibits primarily related to farm implements. The Huckleberry Mine Building contains mining tools and equipment. There is also an outdoor display of logging items and a blacksmith shop. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. 541-839-4845.

WEST COUNTY

FORT UMPQUA 15850 Highway 38, Elkton — Fort Umpqua is a replica of a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading fort located along the Umpqua River in the 1830s and 1840s. It currently has two buildings, stockade walls and bastions. See extensive exhibits in the granary or trading post building, depicting the lives of fur trappers and early pioneers. Monthly events during the summer feature re-enactments. Students serve as tour guides and docents. Fort Umpqua Days are held each year during Labor Day weekend. Highlights include children’s activities and historical games at the fort site. The fort is open daily from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and fort displays are viewable by appointment during other seasons. A special display of donated artifacts from the Hudson’s Bay Company era is maintained and available to view year-round in the Elkton Community Education Center library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. 541584-2692. UMPQUA DISCOVERY CENTER

409 Riverfront Way, Reedsport. The museum is an educational and cultural resource designed for people of all ages. Interactive exhibits and programs are featured to illustrate how land, water and people have influenced one another across the ages. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, June 1 to September 30; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 1 to May 31. Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m. year-round, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Call or check the website for admission rates. 541271-4816, www.umpquadiscoverycenter.com. UMPQUA RIVER LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM Six miles south of Reedsport, 1020 Lighthouse Road, Winchester Bay, Oregon. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March, April, November and into December. Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the last two weeks of December and the last week of March for “Whale Watching Weeks.” Open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May through October. The lighthouse is still an active aid to navigation and the special 1st order Fresnel lens is maintained by Douglas County for the U.S. Coast Guard. The lighthouse buildings, grounds and museum are operated by Douglas County. Admission to the museum is free. Guided lighthouse tours are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, children age 3 to 5 are free. 541-271-4631, friendsofumpquariverlight.weebly. com. Facebook: Umpqua River Light.


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WILDLIFE

Watching the wonders of nature The News-Review From majestic elk grazing in meadows near Reedsport to butterflies fluttering through Elkton to blacktail deer roaming the oak savannah hills, opportunities abound for wildlife watchers in Douglas County. Waterfowl, steelhead and salmon, white-tailed deer and purple martins are just a few of the creatures that call these parts home. While animals of all kinds can be spotted throughout the county, a few choice locations provide ideal viewing. DEADLINE FALLS A quarter-mile, disabled-accessible trail leads to the Deadline Falls Watchable Wildlife Site. Between June and September, visitors may see anadromous fish jumping the falls on a journey from the ocean to their spawning grounds in the North Umpqua and its tributaries. The trail, maintained by the Roseburg office of the Bureau of Land Management, is at the beginning section of the 79mile North Umpqua Trail and takes off from Swiftwater Park, on the south side of the river, at Idleyld Park, 23 miles east of Roseburg. DEAN CREEK ELK VIEWING AREA The Dean Creek Elk Viewing

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A great blue heron pulls a small fish out of a pond at Stewart Park in Roseburg. Area is located on Highway 38 about four miles east of Reedsport. Enhanced wetlands and improved pastures attract wild fowl and Roosevelt elk in numbers sure to please bird- and wildlife-watchers. Visitors can also catch a glimpse of deer that are attracted to the area. The best times for viewing elk are early morning and just before dusk. The massive Roosevelt elk that inhabit the viewing area come out as if on cue. Sixty to 100 of the elk, standing as high as 5 feet and weighing as much as 900 pounds, freely roam 440 acres of bottomland consisting of pasture and wetlands. That

area is flanked by another 600 acres of woodlands containing hardwood and coniferous forests. Roosevelt elk, named for U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt, are found throughout the rain forests of the Pacific Northwest. The massive creatures feed after daybreak and in the evening, enjoying grasses and weeds in early spring and summer. In late summer, fall and winter, the elk prefer huckleberries, wild blackberries, salal and other shrubs. From mid-May to June, the elk cows seek seclusion in the uplands to calve, but by mid-June both calves and their mothers come back to the area. The viewing area, jointly

managed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the federal Bureau of Land Management, extends along a 3-mile stretch of the highway. A shelter doubles as an interpretive center, giving information on all the species viewable through binoculars. The tourist-friendly viewing area is always open, unless closed for major repairs, and has restrooms, benches, wheelchair access and a spotting scope. Travel time from Roseburg is about 90 minutes. For information, call the BLM Coos Bay office at 541-7560100. ELKTON BUTTERFLY PAVILION On a trip to or from the coast, travelers can stop and see some of Oregon’s smaller and more colorful species of wildlife at the Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Highway 38. Butterfly gardens — featuring Oregon native and butterfly-friendly flowers and plants — serve as a stopping point for monarch and painted lady butterflies. A pavilion and butterfly life cycle display can help visitors learn how to create habitat and attract butterflies to their own gardens. Native plants are featured along a winding walking path in the Native Oregon Park. Nearly 200 varieties of CONTINUED ON PAGE 15

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trees and shrubs representing various climatic zones in Oregon are featured. The center also has a greenhouse to propagate its own native plants, which it also sells. The nonprofit center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. RV parking is available. There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated. For information, call 541584-2692. NORTH BANK HABITAT MANAGEMENT AREA Wild turkeys, a purple martin colony and Colombian whitetailed deer — removed from the endangered species list in July 2003 — are among the wildlife that live in the North Bank habitat area, which spans 6,500 acres off North Bank Road between Glide and Wilbur. The BLM acquired the former cattle ranch in 1995 after a land swap to secure habitat for the white-tailed deer. Visitors can explore wildlife on foot or by horse, but vehicles are off-limits on the old roads. ROCK CREEK FISH HATCHERY Different sizes of fish from tiny fry to adults are raised throughout the year at Rock Creek. The fish hatchery is part of an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife system that supplements fish runs in Oregon rivers and lakes.

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The fish include summer and winter steelhead, coho salmon, spring chinook and rainbow trout. A fishway at the hatchery was dedicated in 1988 and allows steelhead, salmon and coho to swim directly from Rock Creek, a tributary of the North Umpqua River, into hatchery holding pools. Rock Creek Hatchery has a disabled-accessible trail and platform overlooking a natural in-stream holding pool. It also has a picnic area. The ROCK-ED project is an education-themed building with displays and a classroom. The hatchery’s half-mile nature trail circles the hatchery. The fish hatchery is about 23 miles east of Roseburg off Highway 138, just east of Idleyld Park. Turn left onto Rock Creek Road and drive about half a mile to the entrance on McCarn Lane. Information: Rock Creek Fish Hatchery, 541-496-3484. WEEPING ROCKS SPAWNING GROUNDS Spring chinook salmon spawning activity can be seen easily from Highway 138 at Milepost 49 in late September and October. Look for the “cleaned” gravel depressions, called redds, where these large fish have stirred up the gravel and deposited up to several thousand eggs. WILDLIFE POND, STEWART PARK Western pond turtles can be seen basking in the sun and ducks nest on the islands of the wildlife pond next to the

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Fred Meyer store on Garden Valley Boulevard in Roseburg. Resident and migratory birds, including mallards, wood ducks, wigeons, green-winged teal, swallows, finches and Canada geese are among those that use the pond. Boy Scouts built a bird blind that allows visitors to view, draw or photograph wildlife from a covered shelter. Biologists advise visitors not to feed the birds or animals. WINCHESTER FISH LADDER Visitors can watch salmon and steelhead in their native environment as the fish swim by the window at Winchester Dam’s viewing station. The North Umpqua River is the only river in Oregon besides the Columbia to provide a fish viewing area. In an average year, about 60,000 fish of various species and sizes migrate upstream through the fish ladder. Different types can be seen at the viewing area as the year goes on: Spring chinook and summer steelhead from May through August, coho and fall chinook salmon from September through November and winter steelhead are the primary fish going up the ladder from December through May. Squawfish, suckers and lamprey also may be seen as they pass the window. Educational signs posted near the viewing window help visitors identify fish species. Winchester Dam, which is managed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, is off Interstate 5 just north of Roseburg at Exit 129. AROUND THE COUNTY Wild turkey and deer roam in farm fields near public roadways and osprey nest along the banks of the South and North Umpqua rivers. Bald eagles have made homes along the main Umpqua River, primarily from Tyee downstream, and at Diamond Lake on the eastern edge of the county.

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Wine industry rooted in European viticulture There are now about 70 vineyards in the county, totaling more than 1,500 acres, according to the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association. The association has grown to nearly 40 regular members, vineyard and winery owners with or without tasting rooms, and about 17 partner members — businesses, individuals and students supporting the wine industry. The Southern Oregon Wine Tahkenitch Lake Institute at Umpqua Commur Rive ith Sm nity College, established inReedsport 2008, also enhances the local Salmon Harbor Winchester Bay Deans Creek industry, and last fall opened Umpqua Lighthouse Elk Viewing its own tasting room. The Umpqua Discovery Center tasting room in the Danny Lang Teaching, Learning, and Event Center, 1140 Umpqua College Road, is open Fridays 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 12 to 5 p.m. Information: umpquavalleywineries.org and www. umpqua.edu/sowi.

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INSTON — Wildlife Safari has a big year planned — with a new exhibit, new animals and new opportunities to get closer to the park’s impressive collection of fauna from around the world. “Wildlife Safari is so unique, that’s part of what makes it so successful,” said executive director Dan Van Slyke. This year, the nonprofit wildlife park debuts its elephant watering hole attraction, a sloped 50-by-55-foot pool with a 12-foot waterfall. Guests will be able to get inside the pachyderm enclosure via an underground tunnel that leads to an exhibit room under the waterfall. From there, a spiral staircase leads up several stories through a mock gnarled tree, to an observation deck atop the waterfall. In keeping with the park’s

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African elephant George says hello to park visitors at Wildlife Safari. mission to get people close to animals,guests can purchase cups of pellets and feed yaks, sika deer, fallow deer, cranes, swans, geese and other animals. This summer, visitors will have more opportunities to camp with bears, lions and

elephants, Van Slyke said. They’ll have the chance to take a nature hike with two of the park’s cheetahs. This year the Safari will also add to its menagerie. Two breeding female lions from St. Louis will soon join males Enzi and Esavo. “Our hope is

to produce some more cubs,” Van Slyke said. The park will add six flamingoes — doubling the flock — 10 fallow deer, baby wildebeests and bison and a bull elk for breeding purposes. In 1972, big-game hunter Frank Hart founded a safari-themed adventure park on a 600-acre cattle ranch in Winston, choosing the city because of its proximity to Interstate 5 and its natural resemblance to South Africa. The park operated as business for two years before becoming a nonprofit. The free Safari Village section of the park includes reptile, primate, bird and petting zoo exhibits. Guests can pay for up-close encounters, including tug-of-war with a lion, feeding lettuce to giraffes, patting an elephant or tossing an apple to a brown bear. Along with the self-guided trips through the drive-through portion of the park, Wildlife Safari offers guided bus tours with keepers.

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Roseburg, Oregon — Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Editor’s Note: The following list was compiled by the Roseburg Visitor Center as of late April. Some events may not be included and some may change. MAY May 24. Butterfly Pavilion season opener. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Oregon 38. Native garden and walking trails, butterfly flight room, heritage garden and orchards, library, replica of Ft. Umpqua. Free admission. 541-584-2692. May 24. Melrose Vineyards Memorial Day Celebration, 885 Melqua Road, Roseburg. 541672-6080. May 26. Mounted Posse poker ride. Mildred Kanipe park, 16513 Elkhead Road, Oakland. $5 per hand or $20 for five hands. 541-672-3895. May 29 to June 22. “The Game’s Afoot.” Murder mystery presented by Umpqua Actors Community Theatre at Roseburg’s Betty Long Unruh Theatre. 541-673-2125 http:// uact-theatre.com. May 31. Modified Mini Stock, OTRO, Pro 4 and Hornet. Auto racing by Pacific Racing Association at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. 541-492-1686 or dcspeedway.org. May 31 - June 2. MarshAnne Landing Winery, Memorial Day Weekend Open House and Tour, 175 Hogan Road, Oakland. 541459-8497. JUNE June 3. Spring concert. Douglas County Youth Orchestra plays Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester. 541-957-1317. June 6. Umpqua Singers and Big Horn Jazz Band Concert.

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County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. 541-4308792 or roseburgdairygoats. com. June 14. Umpqua Valley Garden Tour. Tour area gardens featuring live music and art displays. Sponsored by the Umpqua Valley League of Women Voters. 541-496-0526 June 14. Modified Mini Stock, OTRO, Pro 4 and Hornet. Auto racing by Pacific at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. 541-492-1686 or dcspeedway. org. June 14. National Get Outdoors Day. In honor of National Get Outdoors Day, Umpqua National Forest will waive fees at the following trailheads: Howlock Mountain Trailhead, Mt. Thielsen Trailhead, North Crater Horse Camp Trailhead, North End Boating Site, Poole Creek Boating Site, South Shore Boating Site, South Shore Picnic Site, South Umpqua Falls Picnic Site, Thielsen View Boating Site and Umpqua Hot Springs Trailhead. 541-957-3270. June 14-15. Annual Koi Show. The annual koi show in the Sherm’s parking lot, 2553 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. Dealers, demonstrations, water plants and garden accents. 541-496-3403. June 14-15. South Douglas Rodeo. The Tri City Horse Arena in Myrtle Creek. Parade on Saturday. 541-863-3134. June 21. Boat Race, Late Model, Street Stock and Hornet. Races by the Pacific Racing Association at the Douglas County Speedway, Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. 541-492-1686. June 21. Jason Ohm 5 mile Run/Walk. River Forks Park, off River Forks Road, Roseburg.

Centerstage Theatre, Whipple Fine Arts Center, Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester. 541440-4691. June 7. Pastor Race. Pacific Racing Association race at 4/10 mile Douglas County Speedway, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. 541-492-1686 or dcspeedway. org. June 7. National Trails Day. In honor of National Trails Day, the Umpqua National Forest will waive fees at the following trailheads: Howlock Mountain Trailhead, Mt. Thielsen Trailhead, North Crater Horse Camp Trailhead, North End Boating Site, Poole Creek Boating Site, South Shore Boating Site, South Umpqua Falls Picnic Site, Thielsen View Boating Site and Umpqua Hot Springs Trailhead. 541-957-3270. June 7. Lamb Show and BBQ. Annual show, barbecue and auction at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. 541-5842563. June 7. Free Kids Fishing Weekend. Kids fish free at Cooper Creek from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Diamond Lake from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No license required. June 8. Free Kids Fishing Weekend. Kids fish free at Lake Marie at Winchester Bay from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Galesville Reservoir 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No license required. June 14. Country Crawdads and Cajun Blues Festival. Henry Estate Winery, 687 Hubbard Creek Road, Roseburg. Party for dads and their kids, featuring live music and Cajun food feed. 541459-5120 or 800-782-2686. June 15. Dairy Goat Show. The Roseburg Dairy Goat Association holds the 41st annual Dairy Goat Show at the Douglas

541-643-1737 or runforohm. webs.com. June 21. Blooms and Butterflies Garden Celebration and Butterfly Run/Walk. Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Highway 38, Elkton. Craft booths, vendors, demonstrations, art show, student tours, used book, plant and produce sales. 541-584-2692. June 27-29. Umpqua Valley Summer Arts Festival. This celebration of live music and art draws thousands to Roseburg each year. Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave. Roseburg. 541-672-2532. June 28. Annual Poker Ride. Annual Oregon Equestrian Trails, Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park, 16513 Elkhead Road, Oakland. 541-459-2819. June 28. Modified Mini Stock, OTRO, Pro 4 and Hornet. Auto racing by Pacific Racing Association at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. 541-492-1686 or dcspeedway.org. JULY July 2-4. Riddle Sawdust Jubilee Festival. A community-wide celebration of America’s independence featuring a car show, barbecue, beer garden, street dance, a family area, outhouse races, parade and fireworks. 541-643-2758 or riddleoregon. com/sawdustjubilee.html. July 4. Hometown Fireworks in Roseburg. Three bands, food carts, face painting. Stewart Park, 1003 W. Stewart Park Drive, Roseburg. roseburgfireworks.com. July 4. Diamond Lake 4th of July Celebration. 800-733-7593. July 4. Winston’s Community Celebration and Fireworks,

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Saturday. Blues acts on Sunday. numusicfest.com. July 19. Pepsi Float. A float trip from Amacher Park in Roseburg to River Forks Park. Flotation devices required. Pepsi prizes and free hot dogs. 541672-6641 or 541radio.com. July 19. Tom Bergeron Brasil Band. A band led by saxophonist and composer Tom Bergeron, an aficionado of Brazilian music and culture. MarshAnne Landing, 175 Hogan Road, Oakland. 541-459-7998 or marsheannelanding.com. July 19. Taste of the Umpqua Valley. A showcase of more than 30 Umpqua Valley wines, beers and culinary options. Live music and art displays, silent auction and door prizes. Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville. 541784-7709 or tasteofumpquavalley.com. July 25-27. Myrtle Creek Summer Festival. Lumberjack show, live music and fireworks show. Millsite Park in downtown Myrtle Creek. 541-733-4985. July 24 - Aug. 4. Oregon Musical Theatre Festival. Twenty-three performances of three musicals on the campus of Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester. This year’s musicals are “Oliver!” “Gutenberg! The Musical!” and “Always ... Patsy Cline.” 541-440-7700 or oregonmtf.com. July 26-27. Relay for Life. Luminaria ceremony, musical entertainment from low-key to classic rock and country. Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester. 541-863-9133. Aug. 6-9. Douglas County Fair. Carnival rides, agriculture section, food booths, three entertainment stages and more than 150 vendors. Headline entertainment includes Jonny Lang, Seether, Thomas Rhett and Deep Purple. 541-957-7010 or co.douglas.or.us/dcfair/dcfair. html. AUGUST Aug. 14 - Sept. 11, Thursdays. Music in the Vines. Live music and light dinner. Melrose Vineyards, 885 Melqua Road, Roseburg. 541-672-6080 or melrosevineyards.com. Aug. 15-17. Sutherlin Black-

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Riverbend Park, Winston. 541679-8721. July 4. Riddle Fireworks. Riddle High School football field. July 4-5. Yoncalla 4th of July. Two-day rodeo, parade, car show, live music and fireworks. South field of Yoncalla High School. 541-849-2152. July 5-27. Historic FloedLane House. The historic home of Gen. Joseph Lane has been the home of the Douglas County Historical Society since 1959. Today it contains many historical artifacts. Tours are free. 541677-9603 or douglascountyhistoricalsociety.org. July 9-13. 33rd Annual Roseburg Graffiti Weekend. The premier car show event in the Pacific Northwest. Shown-shines, cruises, auctions, barbecues, poker runs, fun run, special appearances at the Douglas County Speedway. graffitiweekend.com. July 12. Mildred’s Trail Dash. 5K and 9K runs sponsored by Friends of Mildred Kanipe Park. Prizes and silent auction. Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park, 16513 Elkhead Road, Oakland. mildredkanipepark.org. July 13. All You Can Eat Crab Feed. Live music, wine and seafood. Melrose Vineyards, 885 Melqua Road, Roseburg. 541672-6080 or melrosevineyards. com. July 18-19. Sutherlin Stampede Rodeo and Timber Parade. Free with a canned food donation. The long-standing community event raises more than 4,000 pounds of food each year. 541-459-5829 or sutherlinstampede.com. July 18-20. Tribal Pow Wow. A tribal event at South Umpqua Falls Picnic Area featuring vendors, kids games and fry bread. 541-672-3861. July 18-19. Sprints, Modified and OTRO. Auto racing by Pacific Racing Association at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. 541-492-1686 or dcspeedway. org. July 18-20. North Umpqua Music Festival. Bad Company former lead singer Brian Howe is the headliner. Reggae night Friday. Rock bands will be featured ©

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SEPTEMBER Sept. 6. ‘The Wonders of Obsidian.’ The 43rd annual Umpqua Gem and Mineral Show, Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. Demonstrations, silent auction, raffles, gold panning booth and prospecting equipment. 541-672-3457. Sept. 6. Vineyard Bicycle Tour. Five ride options: 15, 30, 50, 75 and 100 miles. Each route uses lightly traveled rural roads. All routes begin and end at River Forks Park in Roseburg. 541391-3533 or umpquavelo.org. Sept. 10-13. Umpqua Plein Air. Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. Painting al fresco, for fun and for prizes. 541-672-2532. Sept. 12-14. Winston-Dillard Melon Festival. The 47th annual melon festival will be held at Riverbend Park in Winston. Food and vendors, demonstrations, kid games, entertainment, raffle, melon eating contest, barbecue dinners and more. 541-6794260. Sept. 13. North Umpqua Fly Tying Festival. Glide Community Center, 20062 N. Umpqua Highway, Glide. 541-496-0770 or uvff.org. Sept. 13-14. Gun and Knife Show. The Roseburg Rod and Gun Club’s 2014 show, Douglas County Fairgrounds. 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. 541-9570891. Sept. 27. Challenge of Champions Bull Riding. PUSH Enterprises bull riding at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg. $12. 541-580-8901. Sept. 27. Harvest Grape Stomp, Melrose Vineyards 885 Melqua Road, Roseburg. Music, barbecue, grape stomp and a Lucille Ball-lookalike contest. 541-672-6080 or melrosevineyards.com.

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TRAIL SEGMENTS Tioga Length:15.7 miles Difficulty: Difficult, steep terrain, long distance Trailheads: Swiftwater and Wright Creek

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ouglas County boasts one of the highest concentrations of waterfalls in Oregon. A total of 75 waterfalls are listed in a directory compiled by the World Waterfall Database, with more than 60 publicly accessible within the Umpqua and Rogue basins. Brochures listing many of the most popular falls are available online at tinyurl.com/ umpquafalls2. A full listing of Southern Oregon waterfalls can be found at waterfallsnorthwest.com/nws.

Whitehorse Falls

Relax on the porchlike vista overlooking this punch bowl waterfall 10 to 15 feet high along Clearwater River. Take Highway 138 east of Roseburg about 67 miles to Whitehorse Falls Campground. A viewing platform is wheelchair-accessible. Clearwater Falls

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Moss-covered rocks add to the beauty of Watson Falls near Toketee.

Susan Creek Falls

A .8-mile trail, which is moderately accessible to people with disabilities, leads hikers through a forest setting to the 50-foot drop of Susan Creek Falls. A moss-lined rock wall borders the falls on three sides. To reach the falls from Roseburg, take Highway 138 East to the Susan Creek Picnic Area, about 29 miles. The parking area is across from the Susan Creek picnic area.

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Little Falls

Fish jump up 5 to 15 feet along this break along Steamboat Creek. The falls can be found by driving a mile up Steamboat Creek Road 38, which leaves Highway 138 at Steamboat, 39 miles east of Roseburg. Steamboat Falls

Fall Creek Falls

A 1-mile trail winds around and through slabs of bedrock and past the natural, lush vegetation to a double falls with each tier 35 to 50 feet in height. It’s a good walk for families with children and grandparents, with a few moderately steep climbs. The Job’s Garden Trail, which takes off at the half-mile point, leads through a Douglas fir forest to the base of basaltic, columnar rock outcropping. Both trails are located off Highway 138 at Fall Creek, about 32 miles east of Roseburg in the Umpqua National

A viewpoint showcases this 25-foot waterfall. Some steelhead attempt to jump the falls, while others use an adjacent fish ladder. Drivers take Highway 138 east to Steamboat, about 39 miles, turn north on Steamboat Creek Road 38 and continue for 6 miles, turn onto Road 3810 and travel to the Steamboat Falls Campground entrance.

double-tier waterfall on top. Take Highway 138 east from Roseburg to Toketee, about 59 miles. Turn off Highway 138 on Road 34, the west entrance to the Toketee Ranger Station. Cross the first bridge and turn left. The trail is a halfmile long. Watson Falls

This majestic waterfall is the highest in Southern Oregon and fourth-highest in Oregon, with a drop of 272 feet over the edge of a basalt lava flow. Watson Falls is located on Road 37, off Highway 138 near the east entrance to Toketee Ranger Station, about 61 miles east of Roseburg. The falls are not

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The Indian word Lemolo, a Chinook term, means “wild” or “untamed.” The meaning comes to life as the waterfall thunders 75 to 100 feet downward to the North Umpqua River. From Clearwater Falls, drive 3 miles east toward Lemolo Lake. Turn off Highway 138 to Forest Service Road 2610, go 6 miles to fork in road. Take left fork onto Forest Service Road 2610680 for a mile. Turn left across wooden bridge. The falls are not wheelchair-accessible.

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This 30-foot cascade is only a short walk up Clearwater River. To get to the falls, drive 3.5 miles east from Whitehorse Falls to the turnoff for Clearwater Falls — about 70 miles east of Roseburg. The falls are wheelchair-accessible to the bottom.

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Hemlock Falls

Warm Springs Falls

Rocks, ferns and trees surround this 80-foot rush along Hemlock Creek. To get to the falls, take Highway 138 east from Roseburg to Glide, about 16 miles. Turn on Little River Road and follow it for about 25.8 miles to Lake-inthe-Woods Campground. The trailhead is located just before the campsites.

Columns of basalt are punished day and night as this waterfall thunders over the rocks and drops more than 70 feet into the creek bed below. Use caution nearing the edge of the bluffs, there are no guardrails. To reach the falls, turn off Highway 138 east of Roseburg to Forest Service Road 2610, go 6 miles to fork in road. Take left fork to Forest Service Road 2610-680 for two miles to Road 2610-600. The falls are not wheelchair-accessible.

Yakso Falls

Little River drops 60 feet and protruding rocks spread the water flow to make Yakso Falls a spectacular sight. The falls are three-quarters of a mile from the trailhead at the entrance to Lake-inthe-Woods Campground. From Roseburg, head east on Highway 138 for 16 miles and turn right on Little River Road. Follow for 25.8 miles to the campground.

LITTLE RIVER AREA Wolf Creek Falls

A trail of slightly more than a mile leads to Wolf Creek Falls, which slides down a mountainside in two parts. The upper portion drops 75 feet and the lower tumbles 50 feet. Water flows vary from full-fan in spring to a narrowed spout in late summer. Take Highway 138 east from Roseburg to Glide, about 16 miles. Turn onto Little River Road and follow for 10.7 miles to the trailhead at the arched bridge over Little River. A picnic table is located half a mile up the trail.

Grotto Falls

The shimmering waters of this waterfall plunge 100 feet along Emile Creek. Visitors can walk into the grotto behind the fall, but be careful — it’s slippery. To reach the trailhead, take Highway 138 east from Roseburg to Glide, 16.3 miles. Take Little River Road to Road 2703 at Coolwater Campground. Take Road 2703 nearly 4.5 miles to the turnoff at Road 2703-150. Continue another two miles to reach the trail.

Cedar Creek Falls

Water trickles 40 to 60 feet from a cliff to create Cedar Creek Falls. Take Highway 138 east of Roseburg to Glide, about 16 miles. Turn on Little River Road and follow it for 12.1 miles to Road 2700095. Drive 1 mile to a sharp switchback in the road. The

Shadow Falls

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rock fracture to form a narrow, natural grotto. The descent totals 80 to 100 feet along Cavitt Creek. Immediately downstream from the falls, next to the trail, are interesting weathered bedrock formations. The falls are located on Shadow Falls Trail, about 9 miles from the junction of Cavitt Creek Road and Little River Road on Road 25. To reach Little River Road, take Highway 138 east from Roseburg to Glide, about 16 miles.

SOUTH UMPQUA AREA Campbell Falls

The South Umpqua River is the site of this waterfall that honors Robert G. Campbell, a former U.S. Forest Service employee who was killed in action in World War II. The falls are about 12 miles northeast of Tiller on Forest Service Road 28, near Boulder Creek Campground. To get to Tiller, take Interstate 5 south to Canyonville. Follow County Road 1 to Tiller. From Tiller, take County Road 46, which becomes Forest Service Road 28, for 13 miles to a gravel turnout. South Umpqua Falls

A unique formation in the South Umpqua, the river flows shallow over a wide slab of bedrock and plunges 10 to 15 feet into a deep pool. An observation deck overlooks the falls while protecting a fish ladder. To get to the falls, take Interstate 5 to Canyonville and County Road 1 east to Tiller. At Tiller, take County Road 46, which becomes

Forest Service Road 28, for 21 miles to South Umpqua Falls Picnic Ground. Deer Lick Falls

A mere tenth of a mile hike leads to this 20-foot cascade that flows through a narrow chute into a deep pool in Black Rock Fork. Take Interstate 5 to Canyonville and County Road 1 east to Tiller. At Tiller, take County Road 46, which becomes Forest Service Road 28, for 28 miles to a gravel turnout where the trail begins. Cow Creek Falls

A drop of 25 to 40 feet along a series of rock steps makes up this waterfall. Cow Creek Falls is near Devils Flat Campground on Cow Creek Road, 17.2 miles from Azalea, about 36 miles south of Roseburg.

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he North Umpqua River is well known for its fishing and rafting opportunities. It flows west from the Mount Thielsen Wilderness over boulders, through deep pools and meets its confluence with the South Umpqua River just northwest of Roseburg. North Umpqua Outfitters owner Sharon Blodgett said winter’s drought conditions are subsiding and snowpack rising at Crater Lake with some late storms. She said she expects a year “as good as last year and last year was great.” “A lot of people are booking for rafting right now, which is nice,” she said. There are several dozen miles of world-renowned fly fishing for steelhead within the North Umpqua river system. Fishermen and kayakers also flock to the river throughout the year, while locals find peace and quiet in its deep pools and excitement on tubing trips over rapids during the summer. Follow their lead at Amacher Park underneath the Winchester Bridge, where droves of tubers and rafters launch their crafts for a full day of floating to River Forks Park. But always wear a life jacket, because a few rapids can be a bit of a surprise.

July Fishing/rafting interaction potential — Moderate to heavy August to October Fishing/rafting interaction potential — Heavy November to June Fishing/rafting interaction potential — Light through moderate in May and June Extremely cold water from November through April.

RIVER ACCESS

The North Umpqua River can be accessed at many different points. Most have adequate parking for a number of vehicles. Visitors are asked not to park in developed recreation sites. Distance from Roseburg to river access sites: Baker Park 24.2 miles Smith Springs 26.9 Susan Creek (picnic) 28.2 Wright Creek 34.1 Bogus 3 4.7 Gravel Bin 39.9 Apple Creek 43.1 Horseshoe 46.6 Dry Creek 47.2 Weeping Rocks 49.8 Boulder Flat 52.4

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conditions, as well as river levels. There are numerous boat ramps in Douglas County to serve fishermen on the river, as well as on the many lakes dotting the Umpqua National Forest and Oregon coast. Spring chinook are also a big draw on the Umpqua River. The salmon enter the main stem from March to June, hold in deep pools from July to August and spawn in September and October. The salmon can weigh as much as 50 pounds.

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iamond Lake was icefree by the end of April and fishermen in their boats have been cruising the waters since. Their goal is to catch some of the estimated 250,000 legal-sized trout swimming in the high Cascades lake that is about 85 miles east of Roseburg. Fishing is best through the cooler weeks of late spring and early summer. Rick Rockholt, the former marketing director for the Diamond Lake Resort, said he has seen a couple 19- to 20-inch fish since the ice left. “There could be a 15-pounder in there just waiting,” Rockholt said. “Who knows?” Diamond Lake has an eightfish-a-day limit. It’s the only water in Oregon with that limit. “I think it’s a wonderful thing for families that come here to fish, and it’s good for the lake,” said Steve Koch, president and general manager of Diamond Lake Resort. “I know (the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is) trying to balance the food source with the fishery, and this should keep the health of the lake steady,” he added. ODFW stocked 206,000 trout in the lake in 2013. The release consisted of 160,000 3- to 5-inch fish and 20,000 5-6 inches in the spring and summer. In the fall, another 16,000 legal trout and 20,000 sub-legal fish were released. Last year’s fingerlings are now expected to be 8-10 inches in length. In addition to the fish from last year’s releases, there is also a carryover of trout from the previous year or two. Releases totaling 275,000 The Perfect ✓ Reunions Getaway ✓ Receptions ✓ meetings

fingerling trout a year are scheduled for each of the next five years beginning this year. Rockholt said fly fishing should also prove to be productive. Diamond Lake has recovered as a trout fishery since undergoing the largest fisheries restoration project ever by ODFW. The agency in 2006 joined the U.S. Forest Service and other state and federal agencies to mix more than 100,000 pounds of rotenone into the lake and choke out the non-native tui chub, a minnow-like fish of the Klamath Basin that had decimated the lake’s food chain with its proliferation and contributed to algae blooms with its waste. Visibility, which for years had been marred by poor water quality conditions stemming from tui chub, has reached nearly the deepest part of the lake, about 47 feet. In anticipation of preventing future algae blooms — or the possible re-introduction of tui chub or arrival of another non-native species — the U.S. Forest Service and the ODFW are requesting all boaters to wash their crafts and trailers before visiting Diamond Lake. The ODFW is monitoring the health of the lake, measuring biological indexes. Algae blooms during the hot summer months are common for some Douglas County waters. Diamond Lake blooms, however, have been shorter in duration than blooms of past years. This year’s annual free fishing weekend — no license required — will be held June 7 and 8. The Diamond Lake Resort has scheduled a free Kids Derby Day on June 7 for CONTINUED ON PAGE 28 ✓ intimate Weddings ✓ theme paRties ✓ FundRaiseRs

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OTHER BOATING AREAS

Slower-paced boating can be enjoyed on other parts of the North Umpqua River. Access points include Lone Rock Wayside or Colliding Rivers in Glide; Whistler’s Bend Park off Highway 138, 15 miles east of Roseburg; Amacher Park off Highway 99 at Winchester; and Hestnes Landing, four miles west of Winchester. River enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy the North Umpqua during the summer. Rubber rafts and inner tubes are common sights on hot summer days. The boaters or floaters often end their trip at River Forks Park, five miles west of Roseburg off Garden Valley Road. Springtime high water on the South Umpqua River above Tiller and on Little River south of Glide also offer exciting rafting and kayaking opportunities for experienced white-water paddlers.

SAFETY REMINDER

All boaters should wear life jackets, whether casually floating along in inner tubes or crashing their kayaks through pounding white water. Area rivers have tricky waters that are

cold and dangerous to navigate, even for good swimmers.

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North Umpqua Outfitters specializes in guided trips through the scenic and wild North Umpqua River corridor above Rock Creek, which has class 2, 3 and 4 rapids, although lower Umpqua trips are also available. Group and half-day rates offered. 888454-9696. Oregon Ridge & River Excursions offers more mild trips from Idleyld Park west to Roseburg and beyond. Class 1, 2 and 3 rapids only. Family and half-day rates available. Bike tours and rentals also available. 541-4963333. Both companies can also be contacted via email at info@ umpquarivers.com or by mail at P.O. Box 158, Idleyld Park, OR 97447. The website for the two companies is www.nuorafting. com. Springfield-based Oregon Whitewater Adventures offers trips on the North Umpqua River from Boulder Flat to Gravel Bin and two-day trips generally from Gravel Bin to Susan Creek. Call 800-820-RAFT or the website is www.oregonwhitewater. com.

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kids 17 and younger. The eighth annual Blackbird Fishing Derby is scheduled for June 21. Around a dozen tagged fish, with values of $100 to $1,000, will be released into the lake. They have to be caught on that day for an angler to be rewarded. Last year there were about 1,000 angler entries. Nobody caught a $1,000 fish, but a couple of fish with $100 tags were caught. The recent mild winter provided only about two months of ice fishing on the lake. “The fishing was fair,” Rockholt said. “Most everybody caught some fish. People are still learning how to ice fish. People are getting bites, but not hooking them.” Diamond Lake Lodge will host its annual Independence Day celebration with games and activities on July 4. Fireworks will be shot off over the lake beginning at 10 p.m. For bicycling enthusiasts, an 11-mile paved path circles the lake and provides a popular ride. Hikers have numerous options to explore around Diamond Lake, with the 79-mile long North Umpqua Trail nearby and the Mount Thielsen Trail culminating at 9,182 feet on the spire that looms to the east. Besides the resort, there are also 450 Forest Service

campsites around the lake. The majority, 250, are available to campers on a firstcome, first-serve basis. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders flock to the lake to glide on cross-country trails or bomb the backcountry with Cat Ski Mt. Bailey, Oregon’s oldest snowcat skiing operation on the 8,363foot Mount Bailey. Diamond Lake is especially popular among snowmobile enthusiasts. The resort grooms more than 300 miles of snowmobile trails in the woods and around the lake and also has machines available for rent. For those who are learning how to downhill ski or just want to merrily slide on an inner tube, check out the tubing hill at the resort. A tow rope provides countless returns to the top of the hill. Most snow equipment needs, including rentals, are available at the resort’s shop. Boating and fishing return when winter’s grip relents at the end of April or early May. The resort also rents sea cycles, single or tandem kayaks, paddle boats and canoes to visitors. Patio boats are available to larger groups. A portion of the lake is roped off for mad, bumperboat fun and for swimming. Guided fishing trips are also available on the lake, and so are sightseeing tours for those who like to have someone else responsible for the work.


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he land where the Pacific Ocean meets Oregon teems with life. Summer is the busiest time, with festivals, live music and parades. But with oneof-a-kind shops, breathtaking views, whale watching and fresh seafood, the coast offers plenty of activities year-round. REEDSPORT AND WINCHESTER BAY

Whale watchers and anglers will find what they’re looking for in Reedsport and Winchester Bay, which are home to the Umpqua River, many lakes and the Pacific Ocean. Reedsport serves as the headquarters for the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a 47-mile stretch of sand dunes from Florence to North Bend that boasts 30 lakes, 14 hiking trails and numerous campgrounds and day-use areas. The visitors information center is located at the junction of Highways 38 and 101. If you’re interested in fishing for salmon, bottom fish, sturgeon, bass, trout and many other varieties, catch a charter boat in Winchester Bay. Clamming and crabbing are popular, too. Umpqua Aquaculture is famous for the Umpqua Triangle oysters it raises be-

tween the southern jetties at Winchester Bay. Look for the “Shucking Oysters Today” sign outside 723 Ork Rock Road. A video at the retail shop explains the process on other days. Information: 541271-5684. The Umpqua Discovery Center in Reedsport provides interactive exhibits showing how land, water and people have shaped each other over time. The center has a weather exhibit in addition to its “Pathways to Discovery” and “Tidewaters and Time” exhibits. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children 5 through 16. Children younger than 5 get in free. From June 1 to Sept. 30, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the rest of the year. Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m. year-round. The center’s waterfront area plays host to Riverfront Rhythms, a free concert series offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays from June through August. It’s also a prime spot to watch whales in the winter and spring. Information: 541-271-4816, umpquadiscoverycenter. com. The center is in its 21st year. Other attractions: • The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area is a worthwhile stop on the way to Reedsport. Three miles east

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of town on Highway 38, it features specimens of Oregon’s largest land mammal and other wildlife that can be watched in their natural habitat. • Memorial Day Weekend is packed with patriotic celebrations in both Reedsport, Gardiner and Winchester Bay. Each event includes a fireworks display. • The 13th annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships features artists from all over the world, with daily timed quick-carve events June 13 to 16 in Reedsport’s Rainbow Plaza. • The three-day Oceanfest includes live music, a children’s parade, Coast

Guard rescue demonstrations, kayak races on the Umpqua River and a seafood barbecue July 18 to 20 in Winchester Bay. • Dunefest attracts thousands of ATV enthusiasts to Winchester Bay July 30 to Aug. 3 for drag races, challenges, music, exhibitions and more. Information: 541271-3495, dunefest.com. • In September, crabbing in Winchester can be rewarding during the Crab Bounty Hunt, when catching a crab with a numbered metal tag can mean a $1,000 cash prize. Information: 541271-4471. CONTINUED ON PAGE 30


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Film, stage shows set to entertain audiences Editor’s note: Dates and events were current as of April 2014, but are subject to change. MOVIES

Movies in the Park This year’s films, titles to be announced, will be screened the four Friday evenings in June, which are June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the Nichols Band Shell in Roseburg’s Stewart Park. Entertainment before the shows starts at 7:30 p.m., and the movies start at dusk (about 9:15 p.m.). Admission is free. Vendors will sell popcorn, snacks. Sponsored by U.S. Cellular and the city of Roseburg. Stewart Park, like all Roseburg city parks, is tobacco- and alcohol-free. Information: 541-492-6730 or cityofroseburg.org/departments/ parks/programs-and-events. Movie theaters Roseburg has two, both with multiple screens. Garden Valley Cinema is at 1750 N.W. Hughwood Ave., 541-672-7272. Harvard Cinema is at 3161 W. Harvard Ave., 541-6736604. As of press time, the theater was expected to close in July.

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• Kool Coastal Nights is for those who like loud cars and lots of smoke, plus a ’50s cruise, street dance and seafood barbecue Aug. 22 and 23. For more information on events and attractions, call 541-271-3495 or visit reedsportcc.org.

UMPQUA RIVER LIGHTHOUSE

Located off Highway 101 south of Winchester Bay, this

scenic lighthouse overlooks the mouth of the Umpqua River and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The lighthouse opened in 1894 and is one of five still operating on the Oregon Coast. The 65-foot conical tower stands 165 feet above the water. The hollow lens is 6 1/2 feet in diameter, 9 1/2 feet tall and weighs 2 tons. Its 616 prisms were handcut in Paris and assembled

THEATER

Grand Victorian Dinner Theatre A mystery dinner show, title to be announced, is the first summer production, to be staged at 7 p.m. June 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 and 5 p.m. June 15, 22 and 29 at the Grand Victorian, 828 N. Old Pacific Highway Myrtle Creek. Another mystery dinner theater, title and dates to be announced, will be staged in August. Doors open an hour before showtime. Tickets are $42 and include dinner. Information: 541-680-2089 or grandvictorianmc.com. Oakland Community Theatre “McGuffee’s Deception” is this summer’s melodrama, to be staged at 7 p.m. June 20, 21, 27, 28 and at 2 p.m. June 22 and 29 at the Washington School Gym, behind Oakland City Hall, 637 N.E. Locust St. The play is a tale of international intrigue involving a faux British lord and the Irish Republican Army. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and younger. Information: 541-459-4228 or oaklandmelodrama.org.

in 1890. Today, the lens revolves around a stationary 1,000-watt lamp. The Douglas County Parks Department has renovated the former Coast Guard Station Umpqua River building north of the lighthouse into a museum. Guided lighthouse tours begin at the museum, which has information about the first Umpqua River Lighthouse and the timber industry. The platform near the lighthouse provides a prime location to watch the whale migration twice a year, usually during spring break. Call for dates. Admission to the museum, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the summer and fall, is free. Lighthouse tours are offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through the end of October. The fee is $5 per person for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and children under 5 get in free. Payment is by cash or check only. Information: 541-271-4631.

Oregon Musical Theatre Festival Umpqua Community College presents three plays on three stages from July 24 through Aug. 4 on its campus at 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester. Times and dates of the musicals are as follows: “Oliver!” is the story of the Charles Dickens character who lives in the London underworld of the 19th century, staged at 7:30 p.m. July 24, 25, 26, 31 and Aug. 1; 2 p.m. July 27 and Aug. 3 in Jacoby Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. “Always ... Patsy Cline” follows the friendship between the country singer and Houston housewife Louise Seger, staged at 7:30 p.m. July 25, 27, 28, 31 and Aug. 1 and 3; 2 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 2 in Centerstage Theatre at the Whipple Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10. “Gutenberg! The Musical!” presents a spoof about a pair of aspiring playwrights promoting their musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg, staged at 8 p.m. July 25, 26 and 27 and Aug. 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Swanson Amphitheatre. Admission is free; donations are accepted. Information: 541-

COOS BAY, CHARLESTON, NORTH BEND

Coos Bay, Charleston and North Bend, which are located south of Reedsport on Highway 101, offer beautiful scenery and a variety of activities. The area boasts many festivals, fun runs, walks and relays. The South Slough is a paradise for birds, seals and other wildlife, and Shore Acres State Park features a seven-acre botanical garden and spectacular views of waves crashing against the rocks. The 10K Prefontaine Memorial Run Sept. 20 is one of the highlights of the annual Bay Area Fun Festival on Sept. 19, 20 and 21. The event also includes a car show, parade, arts and crafts venders and more. Information from the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce: 541-269-0215, 800-8248486, oregonsbayareachamber.com.

440-7726 or oregonmtf.com. Umpqua Actors Community Theatre “The Game’s Afoot,” a comedy-mystery-thriller unfolding in 1930s style, is performed May 29 through June 22 in the Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. May 29, 30, 31, June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21; 2 p.m. June 1, 8, 15 and 22. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Information: 541-673-2125 or uact-theatre.com. Umpqua Community College Centerstage Theatre “brownstone,” a comedy by Catherine Butterfield about three pairs of characters living in the same New York building over three time periods, is performed May 23 through June 1 at Centerstage Theatre, Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester. Shows are at 7 p.m. May 23, 24, 30 and 31 and at 2 p.m. May 25, 31 and June 1. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for children and students. Information: 541440-7726 or tickets.umpqua. edu.

BANDON

A drive south from Coos Bay takes visitors to the rock formations along Bandon’s beaches, which give the area a rugged quality unique on the Oregon coast. Add some of the best agate and fossil hunting in the state, along with golf courses, opportunities for camping, fishing, crabbing and horseback riding, and you have one of the south coast’s most popular destinations. Bandon-by-the-Sea features quaint shops and art galleries throughout its Historic Old Town district located on the waterfront. Don’t miss the Cranberry Festival, a celebration of the harvest in the cranberry capital of the West Coast, slated for Sept. 12 through 14. It features a grand parade, barbecue, golf challenge, music, arts and crafts, the Cranberry Bowl high school football game, a food fair and a street fair marketplace in Old Town. Information: 541-347-9616, bandon.com.


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PLAY IT SAFE IN THE WATER • Learn to swim. • Always swim with a buddy. • Never rely on toys such as inner tubes and water wings to stay afloat. Wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket that fits properly. • Read and obey all rules and posted signs. • Don’t get too tired, too far from safety, too much sun, or endure too much strenuous activity. • Know the potential hazards - deep and shallow areas, currents, depth changes, obstructions, and where entry and exit points are located. • If your buddy is in trouble, REACH or THROW, but don’t go.

• Enter the water feet first. • Stop swimming at the first indication of bad weather. • Do not mix alcohol and/or drugs with swimming. • Know how to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies. • Adults – actively supervise children in and around the water, giving them your undivided attention. Never leave your child unattended. Information provided by the American Red Cross and the Central Douglas County Family YMCA. www.ymcaofdouglascounty.org.

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