Community News Briefs 9-3-15

North Tillamook Library story time every Saturday morning at 11 am.

Hoffman Center Open House & Celebration of Arts Sept. 5th
Hoffman Center For the Arts will hold a “Celebration Of The Arts” and Open House beginning Saturday, September 5th from 3 to 5 pm, followed by a concert at 5:15 pm. Visit Hoffman Center for the Arts as we Celebrate our 11th anniversary! SATURDAY, SEPT. 5TH
Open House – 3 to 5 p.m.
Concert in the Garden – 5 to 7 p.m.
See what your community has been doing at Hoffman Center for the Arts!
3 to 5 p.m. FREE
Clay studio tours  and demonstrations
Writing Lounge – writing prompts
Art Show –Art created in Visual Art Workshops, plus Word & Image projects
Membership kick-off and refreshments
3:30 to 4 p.m.- Film shorts
4:15 to 4:45 p.m. Stage performances
Raffle sales — Last day to buy tickets for fabulous prizes!
5 – 7 p.m.  FREE concert in the Hoffman Gardens – Trillium Blue, Fred and Friends, Frank and the Ferrets
7 p.m. — Raffle Drawing
For details, visit

Live Music
Manzanita Lighthouse Pub will have live music with Matt W on Saturday, September 5th at 9 pm.  San Dune Pub will have live music Saturday, September 5th at 9 pm with “Karaoke From Hell!”

Labor Day BBQ
Nehalem Bay Winery will hold its Labor Day BBQ Celebration with food and live music on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 at 2 pm each day.

Community Potluck
Manzanita Grocery & Deli will hold it’s annual community potluck Monday, September 7 beginning at noon.

Zumba in the Cannon Beach City Park!
Fun, free, and good for you!  For residents and guests alike.
Tolovana Arts Colony presents “Zumba in the City Park” with local Clatsop County Zumba instructors. First timers welcome.
Where: Cannon Beach City Park at 207 N. Spruce Street
When:  Labor Day-Monday September 7th at 9 a.m.
For Information call: 503 738 6560

Muttzanita Festival
The 7th Annual Muttzanita Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12.  Volunteers needed! Interested? Email [email protected].
“Muttzanita” is holding a pet “mayoral election.” Nomination forms are available at Four Paws On The Beach. For details, email Ethel Stratton at [email protected] or visit

Music, Crafts, Food – ALL for PEACE!  Organized by VETERANS FOR PEACE, Chapter 164; A fundraiser for the Returning Veterans Project
Saturday, September 12
White Clover Grange
36585 Oregon Hwy. 53, Nehalem
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
REFRESHMENTS:  Barbecue sandwiches, brats, cole slaw, ice cream & cookies – all at a reasonable price
ENTERTAINMENT:   Sedona Fire Band, Rhythm Method,  and Nehalem All-Stars Band
$5.00 Donation  (Children under 12 are free)
All proceeds go to the Returning Veterans Project
Vendors and non-profit groups will be onsite at the Peace Fest

Comedian to perform
Comedian Carl Wolfson will perform at the Pine Grove Community house Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 pm. For details, call (503) 368-PINE.

Sound Sanctuary: Heart Centered Music for
Didgeridoo – Voice & Native American Flute
On September, 12th didgeridoo artist Pamela Mortensen will present an evening of heart-centered music and vibration at the Center for Contemplative Arts in Manzanita at 7 pm. Mortensen will share an evening of music for didgeridoo, voice and Native American Flute that offer a rhythmic meditation and chant from world music traditions. All ages are invited to come as you are and participate as you like.
Pamela Mortensen is an award-winning composer and musician currently based in Waldport, Oregon and is considered among many as the top female didgeridoo player in the United States. She has performed both solo shows and collaboratively all around Western U.S. and Canada bringing her enthusiasm and passion for this ancient Australian Aboriginal instrument. In addition to playing didgeridoo, Mortensen will also perform on Native American Flute and present original songs from her Scandinavian and Turkish heritage. Admission for this performance will be a $10 suggested donation. The Center for Contemplative Arts is located in the Underhill Plaza on the corner of Manzanita Avenue and Division Street. For more information, you may contact Pamela Mortensen at [email protected].

History talk
Lewis & Clark History Prof. Stephen Beckham will discuss “Native American History on the North Coast” Sunday, September 13 at 1 pm at Pine Grove Community House.

Community BBQ
The Lower Nehalem Watershed Council is holding a community BBQ, Saturday, September 12 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Nehalem City Park.

Hoffman to screen Culpa
Hoffman Center For The Arts will screen episode 4 of locally made film “Culpa,” Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 pm.

Writer Series happenings
Manzanita Writer’s Series presents author Judith Barrington at the Hoffman Center, Sunday, September 13 at 2 pm.

Mudd-Nick Foundation Golf Tournament Auction & Dinner will be Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19. For details, visit

CART’M Trashion Show
CART’M will hold its annual “Trashion Show” Saturday, September 26 at 7pm in NCRD Auditorium. For details, call (503) 368-7764. If you’d like to be a model in the show, contact Karen [email protected].

West African dance, music and song workshop –
October 3-4 Bay City Arts Center
The workshop focuses on a project founded in Germany by Stephanie Bangoura geared towards people of all ages and dance/drum/song proficiency, who want to find out more about the health benefits of African dance, music and song. African dance is not considered a profession, it is rather a way of life. Therefore, no professional training for dance teachers exists as such in Africa, or in the West. Bangoura states “Our vision is to create a binding concept for people in Africa and in the West to study African dance, music and song professionally in order to teach it. We believe African dancing includes everything that a human being needs to stay healthy today on the physical, mental and spiritual level. We will draw from other technics used in African healing dance, Yoga, Nia, Gyrokinesis and Pilates in preparation for the dance with life drumming accompanied by master drummer Mamadou Lamine Thioub from Senegal. We will reflect upon the following questions:
What is African dance about? Does dance have a nationality? What makes my dance African? What does it do for my healing?”
“Bringing joy and empowerment to the community through West African dance, music and song is one of my major goals”, said Gabrielle Eggstein. “I love to dance and promote the healing potential of movement, drumming and singing. I have studied jazz, modern dance, classical Indian dancing (Bharata Natyam), West African dancing and African healing dance in Europe, America and Africa for many years, having studied under master African teachers from Burkina Faso, Liberia and Senegal,” she added.
Mamadou Lamine Thioub was born in Dakar, Senegal and is the son of Meissa Thioub, Master Drummer and of Ballet African Sangomar. Born into a long established griot family of musicians, Mamadou inherited the tradition of drum. He has been carrying on his family`s musical lineage since childhood, and bridging cultures through drumming and all it embraces.
For further information and registration, call Gabrielle at (541) 992-6358.

Kay Covert community gathering to pay tribute to community icon
A community gathering to remember Kay Covert is scheduled for Sunday, November 1at NCRD, time will be announced. For details, email Claudia Johnson at [email protected]. If you would like to share your memories of Kay, please email Laura Swanson at [email protected].

Burn Ban
There is a total burn ban in effect, including beach fires, camp fires and any open flame. For updates and burn restrictions, call Nehalem Valley Fire & Rescue at (503) 368-7590.

Manzanita Farmers
The Manzanita Farmers Market runs Fridays from 5  to 8 pm through September 18.

CARTM holds summer hours
CARTM is running on summer hours of operation, Thursday through Monday from 10 am to 4 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day. To view “Belinda’s Pick Of The Week” at the Refindery, visit

Quilting classes
Creative Fabrics in Wheeler has several quilting classes lined up for fall. For details, visit

Lower Nehalem Community Trust happenings
Lower Nehalem Community Trust is taking steps to conserve a parcel of Neahkahnie Creek. To learn more about the efforts, visit

Beach wheelchairs on loan
Beach wheelchairs are now available to lend out at Manzanita City Hall. Chairs are available during City Hall business hours. For details, call (503) 368-5343.

There are director opportunities for upcoming Riverbend Players Community Theater productions at the NCRD Theater.
“Over the River and Through the Woods”
A heartwarming comedy written by Joe DiPietro that focuses on generational differences in a family.  Cast consists of 3 men and 3 women
October, 2015
(Following are two, one-act Readers Theater productions)
“The Dear Departed”
A satire written by Stanley Houghton with a cast of 6 women and 4 men.
“A Separate Peace”
A sly, gentle dig at society’s conventions and preconceptions written by Tom Stoppard.
Cast is 4 women and 2 men.
November-December, 2015 in the NCRD River Bend Room
If you are interested in a director position, please contact Brian McMahon
([email protected] /503-368-3201) or Linda Makohon ([email protected] /503-504-6224)

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