NEVER A DULL MOMENT

Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2011

You say that April was the cruelest month, “mixing memory with desire and stirring dull roots with spring rain”?

We appreciate the literary reference, but May’s the perfect time to blossom on The People’s Coast! We’re all abuzz with sights, sounds, events and activities certain to reinvigorate your droopy spirits and put a spring back in your step. So if you’re longing for a fresh memory, just head for the Oregon Coast, where there’s never a dull moment.

Looking for a bloomin’ good time? Try this for starters. The 104th Annual Rhododendron Festival springs up this month in Florence, and over in Charleston, Shore Acres will host a Rhododendron Sunday Mother’s Day Celebration in its garden of earthly delights. Try awakening your senses with a stroll through the labyrinth at Merritt Lavender Farm in Bandon or exploring Oregon’s only rare plant sanctuary, Darlingtonia Wayside, in Florence.

Set a course for Astoria and board a tall ship for a stirring family adventure complete with booming cannons and jaunty sea shanties. Experience the natural wonders of the South Slough National Estuarine Reserve in Charleston on a kayak or canoe excursion. And don’t forget the Fleet of Flowers Memorial Day celebration in Depoe Bay.

Exercise your options this month in Coos Bay, where you’ll stumble upon Art, Wine, Fitness and Historic Tour walks; the annual Parade of Ponds Tour; and the Stepping up for Women’s Health Hike. Explore the tide flats or join an interpreter to focus on birding in Charleston. Get junior in step at the Toddler Triathlon in Lincoln City or the Tide of the Toddler Walk in Charleston. And doggone it, don’t forget to pause at the Mutt Masters Olympics or the Inaugural Mutt Run in Lincoln City.

So far sew good? Toledo is hosting Quilt Quest 2011, an all-town event, featuring hundreds of handmade quilts. Never one to drop a stitch, Beachcomber’s Haven in Gleneden Beach is offering a special “Spring Sew-In” package with access to their 1000 square foot ocean-view sewing room.

Want a taste of what else is on the menu this May? You’ll find local produce and handcrafted arts at farmers markets in Astoria, Lincoln City, Newport, Yachats and Coos Bay. You can demonstrate your good taste with a class in South Vietnamese, goat cheese or brunch cooking in Lincoln City or just sit back and enjoy the tasteful creations of the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in Coos Bay . Top it all off by indulging in the delectable treats you’ll find at the Big Wheel General Store fudge factory in Bandon.

If you need more greens in your diet, drive over to the scenic Sunset Bay Golf Course in Charleston or the Watson Ranch Course in Coos Bay. Three Rivers Casino & Hotel in Florence and Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park in Coos Bay will help you get in the swing of things with their special Golfer’s Getaway Packages. And if golf doesn’t exactly suit you to a tee, putter over to Lincoln City to score special spring rates and packages at the Sea Horse Motel and Inn at Spanish Head.

What else sounds good this month? You’ll have a merry old tyme with the costumed musicians and dancers at the first-ever Renaissance Faire in Toledo. Move to the beat of Native American drummers and dancers at the Native Tribes Cultural Event in Astoria. Find yourself enchanted by the melodies of the Wind Soloists of New York or the considerable pipes of “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks in Coos Bay. And not to toot our own horn, but the National Train Day celebration in Toledo will feature photo exhibits, motorcar rides and more. You’ll want to get on board with that.

Time flies when you’re having fun, so don’t miss the chance to re-experience our heritage at any of the numerous events taking place all this month in historic Astoria, including a Heritage Fair, art exhibits, historical re-enactments, lecture series and the official opening ceremony of the Astoria Bicentennial Celebration. Or feel free to join us in honoring our historic liberties at the annual Loyalty Days celebration in Newport.

And if everything old is new again, you’ll want to hitch up the wagon and head for Waldport to scavenge for treasures at their Community-Wide Garage Sale. Talk about “mixing memory with desire!”

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Featured Events

55th Annual Loyalty Days in Newport

Loyalty Day was originated by the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) on the East Coast, with Newport’s veterans starting our local Loyalty Day celebration in May of 1956. As the celebration continued to spread throughout the nation, Congress wrote a Joint Resolution and President Eisenhower signed the Bill into law designating the First of May as Loyalty Day, a special day set aside for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. With Newport’s strong support of the Loyalty Day tradition and its designation as a Coast Guard City USA, we invite you to share in this year’s celebration.
April 28 – May 1, 2011
For more information visit www.loyaltydays.com

First Friday Wine Walk in Coos Bay

Visit various downtown businesses to taste wine and shop. Commemorative wine glasses will be sold for $10 each with proceeds benefitting Bree’s Foundation, Waterfall Clinic & Friends of Coos County Health.
Maps are available. The Wine Walk starts at, BAMCAM, 598 N. Broadway on Hwy 101, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
May 6, 2011
For more information call 541-269-1222 ext 289

Fit Friday Hike in Coos Bay

These hikes focus on getting our hearts pumping while remembering that a natural trail requires more care in where you step. Please dress in layers, wear hiking shoes or sneakers. These hikes are free and open to the public. 10:00 am – 11:30 am.
May 6, 2011
For more information visit www.southsloughestuary.org or call 541-888-5558

 

Hands-on Brunch Cooking Class in Lincoln City

Hands-on Brunch cooking class with Chef Sharon Wiest at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Cost: $50, includes meal and wine.
May 7, 2011
For more information visit www.oregoncoast.org/culinary or call 541-557-1125 or 800-452-2151

 

 

Quilt Quest 2011 in Toledo

The second annual all-town quilt show. Hundred of quilts will be displayed all over town, and outside too if weather permits. Maps of locations are available at all participating locations. Activities include a
scavenger hunt activity where you find displayed quilts based on clues and win prizes. Register at the vendor’s area, located next to Yaquina Bay Hotel lobby, 160 N. Main. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
May 7, 2011
For more information visit www.quilterscottage.org or call 541-336-2877

Toledo Renaissance Faire in Toledo

The first ever Renaissance Faire in Toledo will be held on Port of Toledo greenspace along Depot Slough, NW 1st and A Streets. “Ye Merrie Greenwood at Glastonbury” features players in costume, singers and dancers, vendors and activities. Celebrate the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Admission: adults $6 Seniors and children 12 and under $4. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 7 – 8 , 2011
For more information visit www.yemerriegreenwoodfaire.org

National Train Day in Toledo

Our local chapter of the National Railroad Society, Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society, will celebrate National Train Day with a photographic exhibit, motorcar rides, model train layouts, tours of GP mill at 11 am and 1:00 pm, historical lectures with chapter historian Lloyd Palmer, children’s craft activities and more. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm & 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
May 7 – 8, 2011
For more information call 541-336-5256

Waldport’s Great Garage Sale in Waldport

“One Hundred Years of Clutter!” Come celebrate Waldport’s Centennial and find treasures galore at the original Central Oregon Coast Community-Wide Garage Sale. Scavenge our attics, basement and barns during this all day event! Maps will be available in the late afternoon on Friday, May 6 at the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center, 620 NW Spring Street & Hwy. 101; Pacific Office Solution, 250 NW Hemlock (Hwy. 34) and select locations around town. Held annually on the Saturday before Mother’s Day.
May 7, 2011
For more information visit www.waldport-chamber.com or call 541-563-2133

South Coast Striders Healthy Hike – Stepping up for Women’s Health in Coos Bay

Short Hike: .5 or 1.5 mile easy to moderate walks on Mingus Park trails. 12:30pm Coos Bay City Trails tour. 7 mile big loop. 2 mph min. pace. Register next to the stage at Mingus Park between 9:00 – 9:15am.
May 7, 2011
For more information visit www.coostrails.com/striders/striders.htm or call 541-269-8077

South Slough Birding in Charleston

Join a South Slough interpreter and explore the shores of Charleston in search of winged wildlife. $1 per birder. Interpreter, spotting scopes and binoculars provided. Held the first Saturday of each month. Meet at the Charleston Visitor Center. 8:00 am – 10:00 pm.
May 7, 2011
For more information visit www.southsloughestuary.org or call 541-888-5558

 

Paddle the Estuary – South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Charleston

Explore the South Slough on a trail that flows with the tide, 9:00 am – 2:00pm. Provide your own canoe or kayak (no inflatables or pedals), paddles, PFDs, water and lunch. Be prepared to get feet and legs wet and muddy at launch points. A driver and shuttle will be provided. Trips may be cancelled up until launch time due to hazardous conditions. There is a 3 boat minimum and 8 boat maximum. ($15/boat).
May 7, 2011
For more information visit www.southsloughestuary.org or call 541-888-5558

Shore Acres State Park- Rhododendron Sunday Mother’s Day in Charleston

Rhody experts in the Garden; Bay Area Artists Association paint-out in the garden; refreshments 11:00 am-4:00 pm. Shore Acres State Park, Cape Arago Highway.
May 8, 2011
For more information visit www.shoreacres.net or call 541-756-5401

 

 

 

Wind Soloists of New York – Community Concert Association in Coos Bay

Leading players from New York City perform the major works for winds, including selections by Samuel Barber, Jean Francaix, Paul Hindemith, Mozart, Poulenc, Beethoven & more. Listen to the wind and enjoy the musical journey as these classic enchanting melodies float freely through your soul! Historic Marshfield High School Auditorium, 10th & Ingersoll. Concert begins 7:30pm (doors open at 6:50pm). Tickets are $25/Adults $15/Student and available at the door.
May 9, 2011
For more information visit www.cccca.com or call 541-269-1272

Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Coos Bay in Coos Bay

Hosted by Andrew Locati of Crow/Clay & Associates. Downtown, Coos Bay, Noon – 1:00 pm. May is National Preservation Month. Please note date is subject to change.
May 12, 2011
For more information call 541-269-9388

Art Walk in Coos Bay

Various locations 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm., A self guided walking tour, 2nd Thursday of each month. Featuring local Artists, tasty food and most especially fun! Maps are available, Contact Crystal Dolphin for more information.
May 12, 2011
For more information call 541-756-1989

Explore the Shore in Charleston

Join us on the tideflats near Charleston as we learn about life between the tides. Rubber boots or sturdy shoes are recommended as feet will get muddy. Meet at the Charleston Visitor Center, 1:00 – 3:00 pm $1/participant.
May 13, 2011
For more information visit www.southsloughestuary.org or call 541-888-5558

Hands-on Hard Goat Cheeses Cooking Class in Lincoln City

Hands-on Hard Goat Cheeses cooking class at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Cost: $50. Chef Sharon Wiest.
May 14
For more information visit www.oregoncoast.org/culinary or call 541-557-1125 or 800-452-2151

 

 

 

Toddler Triathlon in Lincoln City

Toddler Triathlon for children ages 2 – 5 at Lincoln City Community Center at 10:00 am. Parental assistance is ok! Day of Race Registration begins at 9AM. Cost: Pre-registered $25, Day of race $35. Proceeds benefit Lincoln City Youth Scholarship Fund.
May 14, 2011
For more information call 541-994-2131

Adventure in History Lecture Series – Liberty Theater in Astoria

“Astor’s Empire” featuring James P. Ronda, H.G. Barnard Professor of Western American History, Emeritus, author of over a dozen published essays and books including “Astoria & Empire” (1990). Evening includes prelude music performed by Con Amici Chamber Players, dessert bar and beverages, lecture and book signing. Liberty Theater, 12th & Commercial Streets, Astoria, 7:00 pm. Tickets available at the Box office.
May 19, 2011
For more information visit www.liberty-theater.org/events.php or call 503-325-5922 ext 55

Adventure Sails on the Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain in Astoria

The 3- hour family-oriented Adventure Sail features a living history experience with demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, and maritime storytelling. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Board at 17th Street Dock, Astoria.
May 20 & 22, 2011
For more information visit www.historicalseaport.org

Battle Sails on the Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain in Astoria

The popular 3-hour Battle Sails feature booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century maritime life aboard tall ships. A ticket is required for all passengers, including babes in arms. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Board at the 17th Street Dock in Astoria.
May 20 & 22, 2011
For more information visit www.historicalseaport.org

Astor Party & the Founding of Astoria – Heritage Museum in Astoria

This dynamic new exhibit will tell the story of John Jacob Astor, the fur trade, the Astor fur trading party, the Tonquin, Fort George, and the War of 1812. Heritage Museum, Clatsop County Historical Society, 16th & Exchange Streets, Astoria. (This will be a permanent exhibit) Heritage Museum, 16th & Exchange Streets, Astoria, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Free Admission.
May 20, 2011
For more information visit www.oldoregon.com/visitor-info/entry/heritage-museum or call 503-325-2203

200 Years of Art in Astoria: Private Collection of Astorian Michael Foster – Heritage Museum in Astoria

Mr. Foster is a well-known philanthropist and collector whose 6,000 plus works range from fine art to rare toys. This exhibit will feature Michael’s selected favorites that have a tie to Astoria’s bicentennial. Heritage Museum, 16th & Exchange Streets, Astoria, 5:00 pm – 8:00pm. Free Admission.
May 20, 2011
For more information visit www.oldoregon.com/visitor-info/entry/heritage-museum or call 503-325-2203

Cleveland Rockwell Fine Art Exhibit – Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria

Featuring the works of Cleveland Rockwell (1837-1907) one of the foremost painters of the Pacific Northwest. These works are on loan from the Oregon Historical Society, private collections and museums from the Pacific NW. Columbia River Maritime Museum, 17th and Marine Drive, Astoria, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Free Admission. Donations accepted.
May 20, 2011
For more information visit www.crmm.org or call 503-325-2323

Liberty Theater Presents : Chinook Nation and other Native Tribes Cultural Event in Astoria

Members from the Cathlamet, Clatsop, Lower Chinook, Wahkiakum, and Willapa Tribes of the Chinook Nation will sing and perform dancing & drumming accompanied by their friends and relations from the Grande Ronde and Shoalwater Nations in full regalia. Jerry Chapman Aboriginal Band will perform during the second half of the show. Lobby will display two styles of sacred Chinook canoes. Handmade Chinookan arts and crafts will be available for purchase. Liberty Theater, 12th & Commercial Streets, Astoria, 7:00 pm. Tickets available at the Box office.
For more information visit www.liberty-theater.org/events.php or call 503-325-5922 ext 55

104th Annual Rhododendron Festival in Florence

The festival officially begins on Friday evening with the Rhody Pageant to crown “Queen Rhododendra.” Events throughout the weekend include parades, flower show, car show, arts and craft fair, 5K run, carnival and much, much more. This year’s theme is Diamond Jubilee.
May 20 – 22, 2011
For more information visit www.florencechamber.com/events/rhody-festival.shtml or call 541-997-3128

Heritage Fair in Astoria

Heritage Fair celebrating Astoria’s cultural diversity with food booths, demonstrations, music, dance performances, arts & crafts, weaving, and family friendly events. Located at the Sunset Empire Transit Center Parking Lot, on Marine Drive Between 9th, 10th Astor & Bond Streets. 9:30 am – 5 :00 pm
May 21, 2011
503-325-1010

Astoria Bicentennial Opening Event – Official Welcome & Opening Ceremony Presentation in Astoria

The Official Welcome & Opening Ceremony Presentation starts at 12:15 pm as Chinese Dragon dancers and Japanese Taiko drummers lead the way along the Columbia Riverwalk to the Official Opening Ceremony, with The Honorable Willis Van Dusen, State and National Leaders, at Columbia River Maritime Museum 17th Street Plaza Music. Join us Downtown for Tall Ships Adventure Sails, Heritage Fair, Dragon Dancers, Taiko Drummers, Performances by North Coast Chorale, Birthday Cake and fun!
May 21, 2011
For more information visit www.astoria200.org/default.asp?deptid=1&com=events&eventID=2

Mutt Masters Dog Show & Olympics in Lincoln City

Mutt Masters Dog Show & Olympics includes dog competitions for all breeds, sizes and ages. Registration begins at 11:00 am. Cost: $3 per dog, per category – or $25 per dog for unlimited entries. Doggie vendors, prizes and more! 1545 SE 50th Street
May 21, 2011
For more information visit www.oregoncoast.org or call 541-996-1274 or 800-452-2151

Historic Trade Re-enactment Ceremony in Astoria

Historic Trade Re-enactment Ceremony in the Columbia River with the Chinook Tribe and other NW Indian Tribe canoes with the Tall Ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, 11:00 am.
May 21, 2011

Tour of South Vietnam Demo Cooking Class in Lincoln City

Tour of South Vietnam demo cooking class at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Cost: $50, includes meal and wine. FMI call Chef Sharon Wiest.
May 21, 2011

For more information visit www.oregoncoast.org/culinary or call 541-557-1125 or 800-452-2151

 

Finders Keepers in Lincoln City

100 hand-crafted glass sand dollars and 100 glass crabs along with 200 additional glass floats will await discovery along the 7.5 miles of Lincoln City beaches, weather and ocean permitting.
May 21 & 22, 2011
For more information call 541-996-1274 or 800-452-2151

 

 

 

7th Annual Parade of Ponds Tour in Coos Bay

This self-guided tour is a fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity and explores 20-25 private water features, decorative ponds, streams, fountains, waterfalls and pondless water features in Coos County. Cost is $10 per person, kids under 18 are free.
May 21 & 22, 2011
For more information call 541-266-POND ext. 7663

Inaugural Mutt Run in Lincoln City

Inaugural Mutt Run – a 5k run/walk for pets and owners at 1545 SE 50th Street. Registration begins at 8:00 am. Run starts at 9:00 am. Cost: $10 per person/pet.
May 22, 2011
For more information visit www.lincolncity.org or call 541-994-2131

Taylor Hicks, American Idol Winner – Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park in Coos Bay

Taylor Hicks American Idol Season 5 winner performs at the Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park Two shows 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm. $25 general admission or $19.50 for Mill Club Members. Tickets on sale now at KoKwel Gifts.
May 27, 2011
For more information visit www.themillcasino.com or call 541-756-8800

 

 

Tide of the Toddler – Big Cedar Walk in Charleston

Bring your young ones, 1 to 5 years old, to the South Slough for play and discovery. We’re going to dance & sing, read stories & make a craft and explore the natural world! 10:00 am – 11:00 am. ($1/toddler)
May 28, 2011
For more information visit www.southsloughestuary.org

66th Fleet of Flowers Memorial Day Ceremonies in Depoe Bay

Feel inspired while attending the nationally acclaimed Memorial Day event. Pay tribute to those lost at sea while watching the flower bedecked fishing fleet sail to sea. Ceremony at 11:00 am, Depoe Bay Harbor. Reception immediately following.
May 30th, 2011
For more information visit www.depoebaychamber.org/events2.aspx?ID=13 or call 541-765-2889

Featured Things to Do on The People’s Coast

The Lincoln City Farmers’ Market in Lincoln City

Experience the tastes and talents of The Central Oregon Coast. The Lincoln City Farmers Market offers fresh produce, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, honey, flowers, plants, crafts, & more! 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Sundays, May 1 – October 16, 2011
For more information visit www.lincolncityfarmersmarket.org or call 541-867-6293

Newport Saturday Farmers’ Market in Newport

Local organic growers, market gardeners bring their fresh produce to the Newport Farmers’ Market. You can find vibrant flowers, herbs, and bedding plants and an assortment of items such as soaps, honey, breads, pastries, fresh eggs, local arts & crafts and much more! Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm located outside Newport City Hall, Hwy. 101 & Angle Street.
Saturdays, May 7 – October 29, 2011
For more information visit www.newportfarmersmarket.org/index.php

Astoria Sunday Market in Astoria

200 vendors each week offering locally-made products that have been hand-crafted, grown, created or gathered by the farmers, craftspeople and artisans. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 12th Street.
Sundays, May 8 – October 9, 2011
For more information visit www.astoriasundaymarket.com or call 503-325-1010

Yachats Farmers’ Market in Yachats

Open Sundays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, offering locally grown organic produce and plants and locally made natural crafts. Watch for special events in conjunction with the market. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 5th St.
Sundays, May 22 – October 16, 2011
For more information visit www.yachats.org/BusinessEvents.html or call 541-528-7192

Downtown Farmer’s Market in Coos Bay

Farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants and more. Downtown Coos Bay, every Wednesday 9am – 3pm.
Wednesdays, May 25 – October 26, 2011
For more information visit www.coosbaydowntown.org or call 541-269-0215

The Chef’s Table at Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in Coos Bay

OCCI offers wonderful culinary lunch & dinners as part of their externship program. Creative & tastefully prepared, these future chefs delight diners every Friday at Noon and 6pm. Lunch is 3 courses for just $20 per person or two for $30. Dinner is 4 courses for $25.
Fridays
For more information visit www.occi.net/programs/chefstable.shtml or call 541-888-1540

 

Big Wheel General Store in Bandon

The Big Wheel General Store is home to Bandon’s Famous Fudge Factory. Come enjoy a special treat while you browse antiques and wander through our Driftwood Museum and Gallery. We also have Bandon’s best selection of T-shirts, sweatshirts, myrtlewood gifts, local jams & jellies, cranberry gifts and novelties.
All year long
For more information visit www.bandon.com or call 541-347-3719

Darlingtonia Wayside in Florence

Oregon’s only rare plant sanctuary is located six miles north of Florence on Highway 101, this delightful wooded park is home to the Darlingtonia Californica, better known as the Pitcher Plant or Cobra Lily. (Allow 30 minutes)

Merritt Lavender Farm in Bandon

Awaken your senses by visiting the “Lavender Lady” and discover a charming coastal oasis. Indulge in beautiful lavender gifts to pamper yourself and stroll through the lavender labyrinth garden.
Open daily June – September from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Off season guided tours available.
For more information visit www.lavenderladyfarm.com or call 541-347-7190

 

Shore Acres State Park in Charleston

Perched on a scenic bluff above the Pacific Ocean, Shore Acres began as a private estate of timber baron Louis Simpson. Since then the plantings at Shore Acres have been designed to take advantage of the area’s mild climate. They have created a “garden for all seasons” – with showy “peaks” of different kinds of flowers every time of the year. 5000 flowering annuals/perennials are in bloom, May through September.
For more information visit www.shoreacres.net or call 541-888-3732

Sunset Bay Golf Course in Charleston

This professionally designed par 36 course is over 3,000 yards and majestically wanders through a natural valley setting. We are family friendly and welcome everyone to enjoy a relaxed game of golf. The Pro shop is open from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm every day and power carts and club rental are available. Groups and tournaments are welcome, call for arrangements. We are located 3 miles south of Charleston adjoining the Sunset Bay State Park and close to the campgrounds.
For more information visit www.sunsetbaygolf.com or call 541-888-9301

Watson Ranch Golf in Coos Bay

Play18 unique holes in a natural forested and wetlands setting. This Par 72 course is open to the public with golf pro and driving range. (Formerly Coos Country Club) Nine new holes were added in 1998.
Open year round
For more information visit www.watsonranchgolf.com or call 541-267-6313 or 541-267-7257

Featured Places to Stay on The People’s Coast

Inn at Spanish Head Resort – Beachcombers’ Delight Package in Lincoln City

Your package includes champagne in your room upon arrival, lodging and breakfast for two, and a copy of “Agates of Oregon Coast” pocket guide. Rates for one night start at $159. Be sure to check out the Inn’s website for additional special web rates. Valid Sunday – Friday.
Expires June 30, 2011
For more information visit www.Spanishhead.com or call 800-452-8127

 

Sea Horse Motel – Spring Special in Lincoln City

Save 30% off our regular rate on Sunday – Thursday nights, and 10% off of Friday – Saturday nights. Some restrictions apply, call for details.
Expires, June 9, 2011
For more information visit www.SeaHorseMotel.com or call 541-994-2101

Beachcomber’s Haven – Spring “Sew In” at The Sandbox at Beachcomber’s in Gleneden Beach

Bring your sewing machines, projects of choice and friends (or make new ones) to The Sandbox at Beachcomber’s Haven in Gleneden Beach. Enjoy full kitchen, comfy bedrooms, living room and a 1000sq ft sewing room with tables, chairs, ironing boards, irons and an outstanding ocean view waiting to be filled with sewers and friends! Take a break to walk on the beach, play a round of golf, shop or dine in one of many fine establishments nearby. $350.00 includes lodging, lunch each day and a place in The Sandbox!
May 22-27, 2011
For more information visit www.beachcombershaven.com or call 800-428-5533

Three Rivers Casino & Hotel – Stay and Play Golf Package in Florence

The Stay and Play-Golf Packages at Three Rivers Casino & Hotel includes $10 Free Slot Play coupon for each person. Discounted lodging with deluxe accommodations at Three Rivers Casino & Hotel. 18 holes of golf and a cart. 10% lodging tax. Ready to play? Call for reservations. Offer is $119 per person based on double occupancy and availability.
Expires, May 31, 2011
For more information visit www.travellanecounty.org/visitors/special-offers or call 877-374-8377

Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park – Golfer’s Getaway Package in Coos Bay

This package includes an overnight stay, two rounds of golf transportation to and from and discounted pricing at Watson Ranch Golf. Golf prices are seasonal and tee times are subject to availability. If additional rounds of golf are needed, up to 2 additional rounds may be purchased for $30 per person per 18-holes April – October and $20 per person per 18 holes November – March. To book this special stay, please call reservations.
For more information visit www.themillcasino.com or call 800-953-4800 ext. 3

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