12TH ANNUAL CRAB KRACK FUNDRAISER FEBRUARY 9
Lincoln County Historical Society’s Annual Crab Krack
4pm, Sunday, February 9th
at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport
Treat yourself to a super delicious locally caught Dungeness crab dinner and live music in the company of your friends and neighbors. Each year, crab for this event is graciously donated by the Yaquina Bay commercial fishing community. The generosity of a long list of local restaurants and merchants also help make this annual event possible.
This whole crab feast includes various side dishes, an array of desserts, no-host bar, live music by Sons of Beaches, and both a silent and oral auction with special guest auctioneer Representative David Gomberg.
Event proceeds benefit completion of renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.
The Agate Beach Inn is offering a special rate for guests attending the festivities, and reservations can be made by calling 541-265-9411, or 800-547-3310 and mentioning “Crab Krack” to get the special rate.
Tickets are available for purchase at the Burrows House and Pacific Maritime Heritage Museums. Cost for Historical Society members is $45 per person, for non-members, $55. Memberships start as low as $20 a year. To become a Member or for more information, to purchase tickets by phone, or reserve your table for 8, call the Historical Society at 541-265-7509.
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At the Maritime Museum
Saturday, January 25, 10am-1pm
This always popular workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the Japanese technique of fish printing called Gyotaku. The workshop focuses on fish, though there will be opportunities to print other things.
After an initial orientation and demonstration, participants will make their own monochrome (single color) print. Instructor Bruce Koike will then be available one-on-one to critique your print with an eye to refining your technique. The goal of the workshop is for everyone to produce a one-of-a-kind work of art suitable for framing.
Provided at the hands-on workshop are the necessary rice paper, acrylic paints, brushes and, of course, the specimens to be printed. Participants should bring an open mind and enthusiasm to try something new. The final portion of the workshop will focus on the crucial stage of painting eyes on the fish.
Instructor Bruce Koike first learned the technique over 30 years ago and has printed more than 400 different plants and aquatic life, principally fish. Koike has shown his works at venues such as the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, the Bellevue Art and Craft Festival, Newport Seafood and Wine Festival and the Blackfish Café (Lincoln City). A Mahi mahi fish print currently hangs in the meeting room of the NOAA vessel, Bell M. Shimada that is home ported in Newport.
Workshop cost is $90 per person and includes all materials. Historical Society members will receive a $10 Discount. Space is limited to just 12 people, so sign up today at the Maritime Museum, or by calling the Historical Society at (541) 265-7509.
Annual Holiday Gathering
at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center
The Lincoln County Historical Society’s Holiday Gathering, a fun and casual get together will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Brent Bunker and his rare vintage instruments will be on stage in the Doerfler Family Theater beginning at 1:00 pm. Brent will be sharing his extensive collection of old and unusual musical instruments and playing them, too!
Upstairs on the Mezzanine, Gyotaku artist and teacher Bruce Koike will be demonstrating the fascinating art of fish printing, and you can sign-up for our upcoming workshop while you’re there!
In the Great Room, gather ‘round the glowing warmth of the fireplace and enjoy some refreshments. Attendees to this long-standing community tradition can also check out the museum’s exhibits and enjoy the unmatched views of Newport’s Historic Bayfront.
Be sure to bring your Christmas shopping list as the gift shop will be offering a Special Holiday Discount only available during this event. The Maritime Museum gift shop has an outstanding selection of maritime and history publications, as well as locally produced items.
Admission to the Holiday Gathering is free for members, $5.00 for non-members. The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Parking is available at the top of the hill. For more information, call 541-265-7509.
Autumn Social at the Maritime Museum Friday, November 1
The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center and staff will host an Autumn Social on Friday, November 1st in the Maritime Museum’s Doerfler Family Theater. This relaxed annual social event is a fun way to spend an autumn evening and learn a bit about local seafaring history from storyteller extraordinaire, retired Coast Guardsman Tom McAdams. A local, McAdams is known nationally for his storied and highly decorated life-saving Coast Guard career. Aside from McAdams’ presentation there will be time to enjoy Maritime Museum exhibits, chat with staff, and mingle with friends, old and new.
Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted.
6:00 PM: A brief Annual Meeting. All society members are encouraged to attend and vote on a slate of board officers.
6:30 PM: Tom Talk. Tom McAdams, legendary retired Coast Guardsman, will share stories of his adventures at sea.
A cookie buffet, cider, and coffee will be served.
The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Parking is available at the top of the hill adjacent to the museum. (541) 265-7509
The Shifty Sailors are returning to Newport for a benefit performance of maritime songs and sea shanties.
Friday October 11 @ 7PM at the Doerfler Family Theater. Tickets are $15 (17 years old and younger are free) and can be obtained at the Maritime Museum or online using the form below.
About the Shifty Sailors: Formed in 1993 the Shifty Sailors have been featured singers at Festivals, Events, and Celebrations at Seaports on both coasts of the US, Hawaii and Europe. While they sing a few traditional sea Shanties, their performances celebrate almost anything dealing with the sea. This includes lighthouses, shipwrecks, fishing, military, whales, folk songs, and even a few drinking songs! Accompanied by group leader Vern Olsen’s “Squeeze-box” and guitars, the Shifties have a style all their own. The group of 20 men reside on Whidbey Island and have recorded five popular CDs. For more on the Shifty Sailors contact Vern Olson: 360-632-5713 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.shiftysailors.net.
About the Doerfler Family Theater: The Doerfler Family Theater (DFT) is a state of the art, multi-media center and theater which officially opened June 4th. The DFT features a stunning panoramic view of Port Dock 5 and Yaquina Bay, making this theater a perfect venue for the Shifty Sailors’ celebration of everything maritime. The theater is a complete rebuild on the site of the Old Smuggler’s Cove Bar.
The Shifty Sailor concert will benefit ongoing renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. For more information or to order tickets by phone (Wednesday through Sunday) call 541-265-7509.
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