May 1, 2019

Things to do in May

Posted by: Misty

Things to do in May

C.R.O.W. Dance Showcase
May 10 & 11, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince Street, Florence

Dancers of all ages will take the stage as C.R.O.W. presents a mixed genre Spring Dance Showcase. C.R.O.W. encourages local audiences to come and support the wonderful performers. The Flight Dance Team will debut several original choreography pieces, including a sassy jazz called “I Feel it Still,” an upbeat retro tap titled “Someday," and a brand new hip hop piece called “Pray.” The Showcase will feature class performances by C.R.O.W.’s Youth Ballet, Contemporary, and Hip Hop classes, and local adult dancers will dazzle audiences with exotic and unusual genres. There will be several mesmerizing solo, duo, and small group performances and the hilarious Tutu Dads will pirouette back to the stage, with another epic crowd-pleaser. Get your tickets early and join us for this epic celebration of Dance!  For more info: www.crowkids.com

 

Marine Debris Cleanup – Cape Cove Beach

May 11th - 12 noon meet at Cape Perpetua Visitor Center

Join us on the beach for a marine debris cleanup at Cape Cove Beach. This project is great for anyone who would like to give 1-2 hours of their time, contribute to science and clean up beaches touching Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and Protected Areas.

Please meet at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center and walk down to the beach from there. The path is mostly paved, but the gravel trail to beach access includes stairs. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

We will survey 100 yards of Cape Cove Beach. This includes flat sandy beach, wood debris, cobble rocks and lava rock. Most of the debris we find is located in the rocky and woody areas. After the survey, we will collect our finds, sort and document. The plastic items are kept for re-use in various projects.

 

2019 Rhododendron Festival “Rhody Days”

May 15 - 19, 2019 - May 20, 2019

Come join us the third weekend in May. Our Rhododendrons, that thrive along the Oregon Coast, are of course the stars of the Festival and we celebrate their beauty! The spectacular display of hundreds of Rhododendrons takes place at the Florence Events Center. Enjoy the Street Vendor Fair, Car Show, 5K run and the Carnival with rides, games and a few surprises. Join us Sunday for the 112th annual Rhododendron Floral Parade. The festival officially begins with the Rhody Showcase to crown “Queen Rhododendra” Wednesday May 16th.  And while you are in the area, be sure to visit our fabulous shops, restaurants and the many adventures found only in Florence. CLICK HERE for the list of events so you can plan your weekend in Florence Oregon! The Florence Rhododendron Festival is the second-oldest flower festival in Oregon and third oldest on the West Coast.

 

Elvis Tribute Concert

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince Street, Florence

If you've never seen Justin Shandor before.... here you'll find out why everyone's getting "All Shook Up" over Elvis Presley Enterprises World's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion, Justin Shandor!

The look, the moves, and most of all the VOICE!

From the music that rocked the 50's, the movies songs that charmed us in the 60's, the electrifying 68' Comeback Special performance and the thrills of the Las Vegas years...

JUSTIN SHANDOR DOES IT ALL TO PERFECTION!!

 

Art Quilts Melange – The Works of Hollis Chatelain
May 18th & 19th – 10 am – 4 pm

Yachats Commons – 441 Hwy 101 N

Art quilts show by internationally renowned award-winning artist Hollis Chatelain.

Over 20 pieces of varying sizes will be hung for display. Quilts will be available for sale.

Tea and refreshments will be available for purchase from 12noon to 3:00pm.

Sponsored by Polly Plumb Productions.

 

FRAA Art Fest
Sat. May 18th - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sun. May 19th - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA) presents a not-to-be-missed show by local and coastal artists and craftsman during Rhody Days. This year's festival theme, "Coastal Canvas," is sure to inspire artists to capture their experiences of living on the coast in innovative ways. Visitors will experience and delight in the unique artistry and have a chance to meet the artists who have crafted these works. This show coincides with the Rhododendron Show at the Florence Events Center and the citywide Florence Rhododendron Festival.

 

Marine Debris Cleanup – Muriel O. Ponsler

May 22nd  - 10 am meet at Muriel O. Ponsler State Park

Join us on the beach for a marine debris cleanup at Muriel O. Ponsler. This project is great for anyone who would like to give 1-2 hours of their time, contribute to science and clean up beaches touching Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and Protected Areas.

Please meet at the Muriel O. Ponsler State Wayside and walk down to the beach from there. The path is mostly paved, but the gravel trail to beach access includes stairs. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

We will survey 100 yards of Muriel O. Ponsler Beach. This includes flat sandy beach, wood debris, cobble rocks and lava rock. Most of the debris we find is located in the rocky and woody areas. After the survey, we will collect our finds, sort and document. The plastic items are kept for re-use in various projects.

 

Crafts on the Coast

May 25th & 26th – 10 am – 4 pm

Yachats Commons – 441 Hwy 101 N

Fine, fancy and fun. Over 65 vendors with quality crafts, artwork and gourmet food products

 

Yachats Ladies Club Memorial Day Pie & Ice Cream Social
May 25 @ 11:00 am 

Yachats Ladies Club, 286 W 3rd St, Yachats

11 am – until gone!
Pies, Pies, Pies!..Yachats Ladies Club pie socials are famous for their astounding variety of delicious pies. Each slice is a generous 6th of a pie; adding a scoop of ice cream is optional. A variety of beverages will also be sold. Come early for the best selection and before the pie is gone!

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