Entertainment Briefs

Roseburg's 'Movies in the Park' continues Friday

June 24, 2015 — 

Roseburg’s Parks and Recreation Department will show another movie at the Stewart Park Band Shell on Friday.

This week’s film is “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” a movie adaptation of the hit show from Nickelodeon.

Pre-movie activities begin at 7:30 p.m., and the movie will start around 9 p.m., with food and beverages available from vendors on site. Blankets are recommended.

Artist reception at Fisher's Flowers on June 26

June 17, 2015 — 

Local art gallery and flower shop Fisher’s Flowers will be hosting a reception for the artists of their latest pieces.

Bend artist Judy Hoiness will display her work “Impressions of Oregon III” alongside the work of local artist Paul Zegers, whose work is titled “Treks in the City.” The works will be on display from Monday through September 11.

The reception will start at 5:30 p.m. on June 26 at Fisher’s Flowers, 638 W. Harrison St., Roseburg.

Information: 541-672-6621.

The Delgani String Quartet to play Delfino Winery on June 27

June 17, 2015 — 

The Delgani String Quartet, a nonprofit organization that has recently performed at local benefits for the Eugene Symphony Orchestra and the Oregon Mozart Players, will take the stage at Delfino’s Winery on June 27.

The quartet, comprised of cellist Kelly Quesada and violinists Jannie Wei, Morgan O’Shaughnessey and Wyatt True, will play while attendees eat and taste wine.

The event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m., June 27 at Delfino Winery, 3829 Colonial Road, Roseburg. Tickets cost $10, which includes wine tasting, music and door prizes.

Information: 541-673-7575.

Elkton Butterfly Run and Garden Celebration set for June 20

June 17, 2015 — 

This year’s Elkton Butterfly Run is set to take off on Saturday.

The colorful, family-friendly 5K fun-run-and-walk will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Highway 38 W., Elkton, and continue along the Umpqua River. Awards will be handed out to the first-place male and female finishers in two age groups: 40 years old and younger, and 41 and older.

That day, the ECEC will also present its annual Blooms & Butterflies Garden Celebration, featuring live music, barbecue, craft and vendor booths and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the same location.

Entry fees are $25, but participants are no longer guaranteed to receive T-shirts.

Information: 541-584-2692 or info@elktonbutterflies.com.

Freed Estate Winery's Summer Celebration coming Saturday

June 17, 2015 — 

Freed Estate Winery will host its Summer Celebration Saturday, complete with hula dancers, rock music and wine tasting.

A Hawaiian-style lunch, served by Smokehouse Catering at noon, will be available for purchase; and, at 2 p.m., local rock band American Goulash will perform.

There is a $5 admission charge, which includes wine tasting. Reservations appreciated. Freed Estate Winery is located at 430 Hooten Road, Winston.

Information: 541-236-4993.

Roseburg's 'Movies in the Park' continues this Friday

June 17, 2015 — 

Roseburg’s Parks and Recreation Department will continue to show movies at the Stewart Park Half Shell on Fridays throughout the month.

This Friday’s film is “Penguins of Madagascar,” a spin-off of the animated “Madagascar” franchise following the eccentric penguin spies on a new mission.

Pre-movie activities begin at 7:30 p.m. each Friday, and the movie will start around 9 p.m., with food and beverages available from vendors on site. Blankets are recommended.

Chitwood Studio of Dance to perform at UCC on June 17 and 19

June 3, 2015 — 

Chitwood Studio of Dance is set to perform its 46th annual recital on June 17 and 19 this year.

The event, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will be held at the Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester.

Both days will feature a two-hour program full of ballet, tap dance and jazz from students, ages 7-years-old to adults.

This year’s featured works are an original, 18-minute ballet set to Claude Bolling’s “Hispanic Dances (With a Blues Touch)” and a shorter piece set to “Amazing Grace.”

Tickets will be $5 per seat and are available at the door or at Chitwood Studio of Dance at 3782 Hooker Road, Roseburg.

Information: 541-673-5792.

Belly dancing competition returns to Seven Feathers on June 13 and 14

June 3, 2015 — 

The Belly Dancer USA competition is returning for its 32nd year.

The two-day competition, which pits about a hundred dancers on stage to vie for the people’s choice awards, will return to Seven Feathers Casino Resort, at 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville on June 13 and 14. Dancers will be placed in brackets based on their years of experience and age.

Festivities will kick off at 10:30 a.m. June 13 and will feature music and the dance competition, then performers will take the stage for a separate evening show at 8 p.m. Competitions will continue the following morning.

Admission is $10 each for the competition and evening show on June 13, and $15 for June 14.

Deadline for entrants to participate will be June 6.

Information: 541-315-5550.

Elkton Butterfly Run and Garden Celebration set for June 20

June 3, 2015 — 

This year’s Elkton Butterfly Run is set to take off on June 20 this year, the Elkton Community Education Center announced.

The colorful, family-friendly 5K fun-run-and-walk will start at 10:30 a.m. at ECEC, 15850 Highway 38 W., Elkton, and continue along the Umpqua River. Awards will be handed out to the first place male and female finishers in two age groups: 40 years old and younger, and 41 and older.

That day, the ECEC will also present its annual Blooms & Butterflies Garden Celebration, featuring live music, barbecue, craft and vendor booths and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the same location.

Entry fees are $20 per person through June 8 and include a free T-shirt. After that date, including on the day of the event, registration will be $25, with T-shirts not guaranteed.

Information: 541-584-2692 or info@elktonbutterflies.com.

UVAA to celebrate 'Honey in the Horn' with public reading on June 10

June 2, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association will celebrate the work of “Honey in the Horn” by H.L. Davis on June 10 by hosting a live reading and commentary on Davis’ life.

“Honey in the Horn” tells the coming-of-age story of an orphan named Clay Calvert at the turn of the 20th century. The novel also entwines the histories of pioneers who ventured to Oregon in pursuit of the American dream.

The work earned Davis a Pulitzer Prize in 1936, becoming the first and only native Oregonian to win in the fiction category.

Robert Heilman will read Davis’ novel beginning at 7 p.m. at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. Karen Tolley will provide commentary on Davis’ life.

Information: 541-672-2532.

Riverbend Youth Theatre summer camp accepting applications

May 28, 2015 — 

Riverbend Youth Theatre will host a theater camp that will culminate in a staging of “The Wizard of Oz” at the Riverbend Live! concert series in Winston at the end of July.

The camp will run from June 15 to July 25, Monday through Thursday at Winston Middle School, 330 Thompson Ave., Winston. Camp will run from 8:45 a.m. to noon, and the camp is free of cost. The campers will then produce their play at Riverbend Live! on July 24 and 25.

The camp is available to children in the Winston and Dillard areas only, but there is no limit on the number of campers. Campers will make their own costumes as part of the activities offered.

Applications are available by contacting camp director Melody Schwegel at 541-378-7568 or melodyschwegel@gmail.com.

Summer Arts Festival slated for June 26-28

May 27, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association will present its 47th Annual Summer Arts Festival at the end of June.

The arts festival, which will display over 100 local and regional artists, will be held at Fir Grove Park just behind the Umpqua Valley Arts Association at 1624 W. Harvard Ave.

Other features will include The News-Review Kids’ Zone, a food court featuring local barbecue, McMenamins Roseburg Station and Umpqua Dairy, as well as craft beer and local wine, and music from local talents such as Mo’ Jo Boogie and Kenny Holmes and the Blues Daddys.

Headlining musicians also include Norman Sylvester and Eugene-based rockers Etoufee.

The festival kicks off at 12 p.m. Friday, June 26, and starts at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Admission will be $3 per person or $10 per family, with children under the age of 6 admitted free.

Information: 541-672-2532.

Live On Stage Roseburg! membership campaign underway

May 27, 2015 — 

The membership campaign for the Live on Stage Roseburg! 2015-16 season is underway through Sunday.

Throughout the year, the concert series will present four regular concerts and a special program at the Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Rd., Winchester.

Opening the series will be Fireworks Ensemble, a group of six performers with a jazzy repertoire, on Sept. 22. On Oct. 12, singer-songwriter David Myles will play, along with a backing trio of two guitarists and a bassist.

“An Afternoon of Comic Opera” will be staged on Nov. 8 and will feature soprano Heather Homquest and will be directed by Jason Heald. On March 12, 2016, pop group The Diamonds will perform hits from “American Bandstand.”

Closing the series on April 29, 2016, will be the quartet Stringfever, playing electric violins, viola and cello.

Memberships for Live On Stage Roseburg! cost $55 for adults, $20 for students and $125 for families of two adults and children. Prices may increase after Sunday.

Information: www.roseburgcommunityconcerts.org.

UCC to broadcast 'Man and Superman' from London

May 27, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College is set to broadcast George Bernard Shaw’s “Man and Superman” from London’s West End. The play, starring Ralph Fiennes (“Schindler’s List”) as protagonist Jack Tanner, follows a celebrated radical thinker and bachelor who flees to Spain before he is captured by bandits and meets the devil.

The show is presented through National Theatre Live, which uses carefully positioned cameras set up at the famed London stage to broadcast performances to theaters around the world.

The show will run at 3 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at UCC’s Centerstage Theater, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and UCC staff, $8 for UCC students and people under the age of 18. The show is not recommended for young children.

Information: 541-440-7700.

Live On Stage Roseburg! membership campaign underway

May 22, 2015 — 

The membership campaign for the Live on Stage Roseburg! 2015-16 season is underway through May 31.

Throughout the year, the concert series will present four regular concerts and a special program at the Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Rd., Winchester.

Opening the series will be Fireworks Ensemble, a group of six performers with a jazzy repertoire, on Sept. 22. On Oct. 12, singer-songwriter David Myles will play, along with a backing trio of two guitarists and a bassist.

“An Afternoon of Comic Opera” will be staged on Nov. 8 and will feature soprano Heather Homquest and will be directed by Jason Heald. On March 12, 2016, pop group The Diamonds will perform hits from “American Bandstand.”

Closing the series on April 29, 2016, will be the quartet Stringfever, playing electric violins, viola and cello.

Memberships for Live On Stage Roseburg! cost $55 for adults, $20 for students and $125 for families of two adults and children. Prices may increase after May 31.

Information: www.roseburgcommunityconcerts.org.

Control-Line Regionals coming to Roseburg Airport this weekend

May 19, 2015 — 

The 44th annual Control-Line Northwest Regional Championships will be held this year from May 22 to 24 at the Roseburg Regional Airport.

Different than regular radio-controlled aircraft, these are large model aircraft that are attached to the pilot via two wires, and the pilots maneuver the planes manually. Contestants compete in numerous categories and are judged at various levels, from novice to expert. Some of the planes can have wingspans of 5 feet or more.

The championships kick-off at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22 and continue at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24.

Admission is free.

Information: 503-871-1057.

UACT's 'The Fox on the Fairway' to open May 28

May 18, 2015 — 

The last production of the season from the Umpqua Actors Community Theatre is a staging of Ken Ludwig’s “The Fox on the Fairway.”

The comedy, which debuted in 2010, follows the exploits of the Qual Valley Country Club as its members prepare for an impending golf tournament with rival club Crouching Squirrel. The clubs’ respective presidents strike a wager despite the members’ unwitting efforts to flub everything through various love affairs and a disappearing engagement ring.

This UACT production, directed by Marianne Jones, will open at 7:30 p.m., May 28, at 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. The play will run through June 21.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $5 for children and may be purchased at Hanson Jewelers, While Away Books or the UACT box office. Opening night will be buy one, get one free.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will start at 7:30 p.m., and the curtain draws at 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.

Information: 541-673-2125 or www.uact-theatre.com.

Roseburg Senior Center to celebrate grand opening and 50th anniversary

May 13, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Senior Center will celebrate its new location and its 50th anniversary in Douglas County on Saturday, May 16. Entertainment and activities are scheduled to take place throughout the event, including tours of the new facilities.

The event will start with an 11 a.m. lunch at the senior center’s new home, 1614 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. Following that will be a 4 p.m. seafood dinner that will cost $15 per plate.

Reservations are recommended.

Information: 541-671-2634.

Douglas County Youth Orchestra taking pre-registrations on May 19

May 13, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Youth Orchestra will be pre-registering students for its 2015-16 season at 5 p.m. May 19 at First United Methodist Church, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

Kathi Halloran, the Youth Orchestra Administrator, will be on hand to answer questions, while the orchestra’s directors, Jenna Cooksey and Annissa Olsen, conduct rehearsals with current students.

The DCYO started in 1997 and is managed by the Umpqua Symphony Association and plays string instruments such as the violin, viola and cello.

People ages 8 through adult of all skill levels are encouraged to register.

Information: 541-672-7511.

Control-Line Regionals coming to Roseburg Airport on May 22

May 13, 2015 — 

The 44th Annual Control-Line Northwest Regional Championships will be held this year from May 22 to 24 at the Roseburg Regional Airport.

Different than regular radio-controlled aircraft, these are large model aircraft that are attached to the pilot via two wires, and the pilots maneuver the planes manually. Contestants compete in numerous categories and are judged at various levels, from novice to expert. Some of the planes can have wingspans of five feet or more.

The championships kick-off at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22 and continue at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24.

Admission is free.

Information: 503-871-1057.

Kathryn Howard School of Dance recital to be held at UCC on May 30

May 13, 2015 — 

The 30th Annual Recital for Kathryn Howard’s School of Dance will be held on May 30 at the Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College.

Two separate shows will be held, a matinee and an evening show, featuring students of the school’s dance troupe. The hour-long matinee show will start at 4:30 p.m. and will feature over 100 dancers from ages 3 to 8 years old performing ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop.

Then, starting at 7 p.m., the evening show will feature dancers from 8 years old and up in a two-hour show featuring jazz, musical theater, ballet, tap and hip hop performances.

One $10 ticket at the door gains entry into both shows, and audience members are asked to be at least 4 years old.

Information: 541-672-8811.

Music on the Half Shell lineup announced

May 12, 2015 — 

The lineup for the 2015 Music on the Half Shell concert series was announced Tuesday night:

June 30 — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

July 7 — The Stone Foxes

July 14 — Martha Redbone Roots Project

July 21 — King Sunny Adé & His African Beats

July 28 — California Guitar Trio

Aug. 4 — The Robert Cray Band

Aug. 11 — New Hot Club of America

Aug. 18 — The Waifs

Riverbend Live! lineup announced

May 12, 2015 — 

The headliners are ready for Winston’s free outdoor summer concert series.

Organizers for Riverbend Live! announced that Con Brio, a San Francisco–based soul group, will play the first Friday show on July 3. Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band will perform on July 10. Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band plays a “concoction of blues, ’70s funk, rock and roll and good-ole zydeco flavor.”

Also set to appear is Jonatha Brooke, a folk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist from Massachusetts. Brooke has recently co-written songs with Katy Perry and the Courtyard Hound for their current releases and is set to take the stage on July 17.

Riverbend Youth Theatre’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” will headline back-to-back shows on July 24 and 25, and capping off the series will be Dan Roberts, a solo artist from Texas who spent 18 years in Nashville honing his song writing. Roberts has opened for and written songs for Garth Brooks. Joining Roberts will be the award-winning poet and humorist Andy Nelson.

The Riverbend Live! concerts are all free to the public and begin at 7 p.m., at Riverbend Park in Winston.

Renowned violinist Kim Angelis to perform at Roseburg Presbyterian Church on May 29

May 12, 2015 — 

Kim Angelis, a resident of Astoria and a highly regarded violinist, is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. May 29 at Roseburg Presbyterian Church, 825 S.E. Lane St., Roseburg.

Angelis has performed around the world and was featured in NBC’s coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. In 2014, Angelis was featured at the Beijing World Music Week and was a headliner at the Beishan World Music Festival in Zhuhai, China.

Joining her on stage will be her husband, Josef Gault, who plays a “fiery” flamenco-inspired guitar.

Admission costs $10 but is free for students.

Information: 541-670-1716.

Umpqua Singers' final performance of the season set for June 5

May 7, 2015 — 

“Prometheus — An Epic A Capella Operetta!” will be the final performance of the Umpqua Singers’ 2014-15 season and is set for June 5.

The stage comedy is a parody of the mythical tale of Prometheus, the Greek Titan said to have brought fire to mankind. The reimagining will feature modern “high-energy a capella singing.”

The second half of the performance will feature selections from the group’s recent tour of Ireland.

The Umpqua Singers will tour the show to local high schools from May 18 to June 12 and will give a performance at 7:30 p.m., June 5 at Centerstage Theatre, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg. Admission is $7 per person, $15 per family.

Information: 541-440-4691.

UVYO now accepting registrations

May 6, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Youth Orchestra has announced that it is open to everyone for registration throughout the month of May and will be accepting completed forms and payments every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

Forms can be found at www.umpquavalleyyo.org. Completed forms can also be mailed to P.O. Box 549, Roseburg.

The UVYO is under the direction of Kristin Parks and offers classes for violin, viola, cello and string bass from beginners to advanced learners. Over 120 students are currently involved in the program who range in age from 6 years old to adults.

Rehearsals are set to begin in early September.

Information: 541-632-5035.

Roseburg Senior Center to celebrate grand opening and 50th anniversary

May 6, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Senior Center announced plans to celebrate the center’s new location and its 50th anniversary in Douglas County. There will be scheduled activities and entertainment throughout, as well as tours of the new facilities.

The event is slated to start with an 11 a.m. lunch on Saturday, May 16 at the Senior Center’s new home, 1614 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. Following that will be a 4 p.m. seafood dinner that will cost $15 per plate.

Reservations are recommended.

Information: 541-671-2634.

Chuck Israels visiting UCC on May 7

May 5, 2015 — 

Legendary jazz bassist Chuck Israels will visit Roseburg on Thursday to perform the music of numerous jazz luminaries. Alongside his orchestra, Israels will perform the works of Bill Evans, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk and more, including original compositions by Israels.

The composer, arranger and bassist has worked with the likes of Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman and John Coltrane. Israels is perhaps best known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio from 1961 to 1966, as well as for being the director of the National Jazz Ensemble from 1973 to 1981.

The show is slated for 7:30 p.m. on May 7 at Umpqua Community College’s Jacoby Theatre, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Roseburg.

Tickets cost $20 for adult, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and $40 for families. Tickets are available to While Away Books and Hanson Jewelers or at the door.

Information: 541-863-2102.

12th Annual Car Show & Shine returning May 9

May 5, 2015 — 

Oakland is gearing up for its 12th Annual Car Show & Shine on May 9. Classic cars from various eras will line Locust Street while the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers will perform live.

At the show, classic cars and trucks will compete for People’s Choice awards in categories based on the decade in which they were manufactured, from the 1970s and older.

Past shows have had over 100 cars and trucks. Registration is $10 per vehicle and, at 2:30 p.m., winners in each category of the show will be announced.

Food and drinks can be bought at local shops.

The show is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Oakland, with an 8 a.m. registration.

Information: www.oaklandcarshow.org or 541-315-6896.

Canyonville Jazz Festival returns to Pioneer Park on May 30

May 4, 2015 — 

The Canyonville Jazz Festival is returning to Pioneer Park on May 30.

The festival, starting at 11 a.m., will feature seven jazz bands: Umpqua Singers, Moment’s Notice, Jo lane Jazz Band, Fremont Jazz Band, Rogue Gold Big Band, Rogue Dixie Band and Big Horn Jazz Band.

Once again, the event is free to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Patty Ann’s Fish & Chips.

Information: www.canyonvillejazzfestival.com.

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