Entertainment Briefs

Home gardening tutorial at the Douglas County Library March 18

February 26, 2015 — 

People looking for tips on how to grow a garden can visit the Douglas County Library on March 18 to learn from Julie Stanbery.

Stanbery will host the “Handy Hints for the Home Gardener” session of the library’s Noon Novelties series at noon in the Ford Community Room.

Stanbery will share tips on how to grow flowers and vegetables more quickly and how to improve water efficiency.

The library is located at 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg. The event is free to the public, and beverages will be provided.

Information: 541-440-4305 or http://dclibrary.us.

New art exhibit from the Elkton Community Education Center

February 26, 2015 — 

The Elkton Community Education Center opened a new art exhibit at the community library Feb. 25. The exhibit, which will be on display through late spring, displays works from local photographers. The photos depict “Elkton scenes or subjects” and are printed in various styles.

The exhibit is free and is open for viewing 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays or by special arrangement.

The library is located at 15850 Highway 38 West.

Information: 541-584-2692

Oregon Musical Theatre Festival previewing ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ on March 8

February 25, 2015 — 

The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival is showing a preview of “Kiss Me, Kate,” its main production for the 2015 festival season, on March 8 at UCC’s Centerstage Theatre.

The preview will start at 7 p.m. and is open to all ages. The event will be hosted by OMTF director Troy Pennington.

Information: 541-440-4691

One big, final show for the longtime owners of Little Brothers on Feb. 28

February 25, 2015 — 

The longtime owners of Little Brothers Pub, Sharon Shearer and Dennis Troy, are calling it quits after nearly four decades of pub food, beer and music. Local musicians, however, won’t let them go out quietly. The pub opens for the final time under their current ownership at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Red Irish Dragon Band will start playing live music at 5 p.m. to start a rotation of live music from Little Brothers fixtures. Bands include Kenny Holmes and the Blues Daddys, Coleen & Co., Hat Trick, American Goulash and Acoustic Blend.

The pub’s new ownership takes over next week and plan to keep showing live music in the future.

Reservations strongly suggested. No cover.

Information: 541-672-0912

UCC Musical Theatre throwing a dance party on March 7

February 24, 2015 — 

The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival at UCC will throw a dance party from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 7 at the UCC Campus Center. The event, titled “LIVE! ALL REQUEST DANCE PARTY!,” will feature music from Ruth and the Reason, a Portland band billed as “a modern tribute to classic soul music.”

Proceeds from the dance will go to benefit the 2015 Oregon Musical Theatre Festival season.

Admission is $10 at the door or $5 with a valid student ID. Food and beverage provided.

Information: 541-440-4691

Umpqua Chamber Orchestra and UCC Chamber Choir to perform March 3

February 24, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Chamber Orchestra and Umpqua Community College Chamber Choir will perform Tuesday. The concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane Ave., Roseburg.

Directed by Dr. Jason Heald, the concert will include three centuries of classical works. There will also be a special performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Heald is the Director of Music at UCC.

Admission is $7 per person at the door, $15 per family. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m.

Information: 541-440-4691

Roseburg Aranda Connection to host benefit concert on March 13

February 24, 2015 — 

Grammy-winning acoustic guitarist Mark Hanson will perform at the Danny Lang Center at Umpqua Community College on March 13 to benefit the UCC Exchange Student program. The concert is being sponsored by the Roseburg Aranda Connection, which is the sister city group to Aranda de Duero, Spain.

Hanson won a Grammy Award in 2005 with 11 other musicians for Pop Instrumental Album for their contribution to Henry Mancini’s album “Pink Guitar.” The concert will kick off at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Hanson Jewelers and While Away Books.

Information: 541-229-1632

The Blackbird Bistro will throw a band competition in March

February 19, 2015 — 

Bands can square off over some good pub food at Blackbird Bistro starting on March 11. The bistro, located at 1979 S.E. Stephens St. in Roseburg, will be hosting “Burgers & Bands,” a Battle of the Bands-style competition in which the winner will be awarded a three-month, paid contract to play the Blackbird stage.

Bands should drop off a sample of their music at the bistro by March 7, As many as eight bands will be chosen to compete.

Information: 541-672-8589

Reading Fair at the fairgrounds on Feb. 21

February 17, 2015 — 

The Celebration of Literacy Reading Fair will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., on Feb. 21.

The fair will also feature puppet shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and include a bounce house, a book exchange and face painting.

The event, which starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m., is free to the public and will be held in the Exhibit Building. It’s sponsored by Altrusa International of Roseburg.

Information: 541-672-2998

Moonglow and Passin’ Notes playing My Coffee

February 17, 2015 — 

Bands Moonglow and Passin’ Notes will play consecutive Fridays at My Coffee & The Wine Experience, 1700 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.

Moonglow will play hits from the American song book Friday, and Passin’ Notes, from Bandon, will play rock music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s on Feb. 27.

Both shows start at 5 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. There is a $4 cover charge.

Information: 541-229-1230

Douglas County Earth Day Fair seeking exhibitors

February 10, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Earth Day and Energy Fair has open booths to fill for potential exhibitors at this year’s event, to be held on Saturday, April 18th at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

The event aims to promote conservation, sustainability and alternative energy, and the exhibits should mirror this goal. Approximately 3,000 people attended the fair last year.

Organizations, both private and public, can apply.

Information: 847-331-2141

Talent show auditions at Hucrest School on Feb. 10 and 12

February 5, 2015 — 

Umpqua Valley Youth for Christ will be hosting auditions for a talent show at Hucrest Elementary from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 12.

The auditions are open to students ages 12 to 19 who perform individually or as part of a group. All acts must be shorter than two minutes.

Thirty acts will be picked to perform for the Acts 30 talent show that will take place at Roseburg High School on Sunday, March 15, with a dress rehearsal the night before.

Judges will award $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third. The audience-choice award winner will receive $100.

Information: 541-517-5148

Party of 5 to play at Salud Brewery and Restaurant on Feb. 7

February 5, 2015 — 

Roseburg jazz outfit Party of 5 will make its Salud Brewery debut Saturday, Feb. 7, when it will play jazz standards and tunes from the American song book.

The band features vocalist Debra Kay, David Morrison on tenor sax and clarinet, Rob Hansen on guitar and Jeff Chastain on bass. Also featuring special guest Clint Newell, of Clint Newell Auto Group, on the drums.

The show requires no cover charge and will start at 7 p.m.

Information: 541-643-6128

Neighbor to Neighbor throwing benefit concert Feb. 20

February 5, 2015 — 

Local non-profit group Neighbor to Neighbor Mediation Services is throwing its annual benefit concert on February 20 with Nevada-based musician Colin Ross.

Ross, who hails from Little Rock, Arkansas, has been playing piano for over 52 years. His drummer, Bryan Jenkins, grew up in nearby Winston.

Neighbor to Neighbor is a local, private non-profit organization that tries to resolve landlord-tenant conflicts through mediation before they go to court. It has offices in Roseburg and Coos Bay.

The concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane Ave. Tickets can be purchased in advance from While Away Books for $15, or $17 at the door. Student tickets cost $5.

Information: 541-530-2578 or www.n2nmediation.com.

Timberman barbershop quartet to sing on Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2015 — 

A barbershop quartet will sing odes of love and give a red rose and a small box of chocolates to designated sweethearts on Valentine’s Day.

The Umpqua Timberman of Roseburg will sing two or three songs, such as “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and “Heart of My Heart,” for $25.

Performances on Friday can be arranged.

Information: 541-673-6353

Geocaching event kicks off Saturday, Feb. 7

January 30, 2015 — 

Roseburg’s Parks & Recreation Department is throwing its fifth annual geocaching event, Discover Roseburg 5, on Saturday, Feb. 7. Geocaching is a form of high-tech scavenger hunt for trinkets that have been hidden outdoors, and the activity has enthusiasts worldwide. Participants use GPS devices to track down camouflaged ammo boxes and Tupperware containers, and occasionally participants have to answer trivia questions. This year’s theme is the Stewart Park Train, which celebrated its 100th birthday in December.

The event is free and kicks off at the Windmill Inn, 1450 N.W. Mulholland Drive, at 9 a.m. Passports with the coordinates to caches will be provided. There will be a prize drawing at 3 p.m.

Information: 541-492-6730 or vligon@cityofroseburg.org.

Salud Restaurant & Brewery to honor Douglas County National Guard

January 29, 2015 — 

Salud Restaurant & Brewery in downtown Roseburg will be adding a new brew on tap in honor of the county’s National Guard.

Proceeds from sales of Salud’s new Chargin’ Charlie Company Porter will help to send shirts, hats and personal thank-you cards to National Guard members.

The event is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Feb. 7. Some of the proceeds from the establishment’s other three beers, Ojo Rojo Red, Ab~Salud~ly IPA and Dusk til’ Dawn Stout, will go toward the Wounded Warrior Project.

The event is open to the public and will feature live music from Party of 5.

My Coffee announces February shows

January 28, 2015 — 

My Coffee & The Wine Experience announced four shows for the month of February.

Feb. 6 ­— Herding Cats Celtic Band.

Feb. 13 — Kenny, Bob and Rob, a rockabilly band from Bandon.

Feb. 20 — The band Moonglow.

Feb. 27 — Passin’ Notes, a duo also out of Bandon.

All shows are from 5 to 8 p.m at My Coffee, 1700 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd.

Cover charge for all shows is $4.

Information: 541-229-1230

Top-selling pianist John Nilsen to perform solo concert at Roseburg Presbyterian Church Jan. 31

January 27, 2015 — 

Pianist John Nilsen is set to return to Roseburg at the end of the month. Nilsen will perform a solo concert Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Roseburg Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane Ave.

Performances usually include folk, jazz, classical, “some boogie-woogie and some great stories from the road,” according to a statement from the musician’s representatives.

The Seattle-born, Portland-raised musician recently went to work on his 19th album after an eight-stop tour through Florida and Georgia. His newest collection, “Wild Rose,” was released in 2013 via his label, Magic Wing.

Nilsen has sold over 1 million CDs over the course of his nearly 30-year career, performed across the country and has played in Europe and Asia as well.

There is a suggested donation of $10 per person at the door.

Information: 503-657-4018

Georgina Philippson to close UCC jazz show on Feb. 6

January 27, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College has announced that Georgina Philippson will close the 2015 Jazz in Jacoby vocal jazz festival, to be held on Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m..

Other performances that day will include ensembles from Albany and Sutherlin. The event will be held at UCC’s Jacoby Auditorium.

The performance costs $7 per person or $15 per family, and tickets are available at the Whipple Fine Arts Center and at the door.

Information: 541-440-4691

UACT’s ‘Deathtrap’ opens Thursday in Roseburg

January 27, 2015 — 

Umpqua Actors Community Theatre’s play “Deathtrap” will hit the stage for opening night on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard Avenue.

The play will continue running through Feb. 22, showing every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. shows on Sundays.

The Ira Levin play, directed by David Jones, set numerous box-office records for its longevity on Broadway.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children.

Information: 541-673-2125

Father Daughter Dance on Friday Feb. 6 at Fairgrounds

January 27, 2015 — 

The annual Father Daughter Dance is returning on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

This year’s theme is “A Dance in Paradise.” Tickets are available at Macy’s, 1460 Northwest Garden Valley Boulevard, Good Vibrations, 957 N.E. Stephens, WaterScapes Spas and Pools, 1636 N.W. Garden Valley Boulevard and the Winston and Sutherlin locations of Napa Auto Parts.

Tickets are $9 in advance, $12 at the door and $10 if you bring a donation to the United Community Action Network.

Information: 541-672-0230

Bluegrass concert at Drain Civic Center February 20

January 27, 2015 — 

The North Douglas Performing Arts Council will showcase the Green Mountain Bluegrass Band on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Drain Civic Center, 205 West A Street.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $5 per person.

Information: 541-836-2505

Old-Time Fiddlers Association plans jam

January 21, 2015 — 

The Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers Association will host its annual state jam, a special event, this weekend at the Sutherlin Community Center.

The open jam will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at 150 S. Willamette St., Sutherlin.

Musicians welcome. Acoustic instruments only.

There is no charge to attend.

National Theatre Live presents ‘Treasure Island’

January 21, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College will again host screenings of National Theatre performances from London.

“Treasure Island” will be shown over the weekend at UCC’s Centerstage Theatre, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester. Showtimes are 11 a.m. Jan. 22, 7 p.m. Jan. 23 and 25 and 2 p.m. Jan. 26.

The play, based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s high seas adventure tale, is the Bryony Lavery adaptation.

Tickets:$12 adults, $10 seniors and UCC staff, $8 UCC students and kids younger than 18.

Information: 541-440-4694.

Douglas County Youth Orchestra sets concert

January 21, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Youth Orchestra will perform its annual winter concert next week in Roseburg.

The ensemble, consisting of 115 local children, will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the First United Methodist Church, 1771 W. Harvard Ave.

The orchestra is conducted by Jenna Cooksey.

There is no charge to attend.

Information: 480-452-2936.

Artist to speak at lunch event at UCC

January 15, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College hosts a Eugene artist this weekend.

Mika Boyd will discuss her “site-specific” show, “be-longing” in a brown bag lunch at noon Jan. 16 in Room 26 of the Fine Arts Building at UCC, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester.

A reception will follow at 1 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

Boyd’s work is said to explore “humanness in absurdity and futility through laborious processes” and give meaning to meaninglessness.

Cost: Free.

Information: 541-440-4692.

Audubon Society raptor trip set

January 14, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society hosts its annual Raptor Field Trip, formerly the Raptor Run, next week around Douglas County.

Master birders Dale and Elva Paulson will lead the trip to spot the carnivorous birds in their native habitats. The group will meet at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at the parking lot of the Roseburg Bureau of Land Management office, 777 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd.

Bring binoculars, lunch and a spotting scope, if possible. There is no charge to participate.

Information: 541-673-0872.

More National Theatre Live shows set next weekend

January 14, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College will resume hosting simulcast broadcasts of National Theatre performances from London next week in the Centerstage Theatre.

A National Theatre Live broadcast of “Treasure Island” will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 22 at the theater, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester.

Encore showings will be held at 7 p.m. Jan 23 and 24 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 25.

The high seas adventure play is based on a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson about murder, treasure and mutiny.

Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors and UCC staff, $8 UCC students and kids younger than 18.

Information: 541-440-4694.

Elkton center plans 1950s-themed “Diner Dinner”

January 14, 2015 — 

Starting Jan. 15, the Elkton Community Education Center hosts a series of monthly dinners to raise money.

Today at 6 p.m. the center will prepare a 1950s-themed “Diner Dinner” at the ECEC, 15850 Highway 38 in Elkton. Each meal comes with a beverage and dessert.

Upcoming dinners include a Valentines Dinner Feb. 12 and a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner March 12.

Cost: $10 or $5 for children.

Information: 541-584-2692.

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