Aaron Nigel Smith plays a concert at Wildlife Safari from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1790 Safari Road, Winston.
The dreadlocked singer of “The Animal Song” has appeared on PBS’s “Between the Lions.” The Portland native tours regularly, performing at libraries, schools and art centers.Learn more »
CANYONVILLE: Old-Time Fiddlers to performSeptember 11, 2013 —
Listen to what Oregon’s original settlers listened to this Friday, Sept. 13, as the Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers play “Music of the Pioneers,” from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pioneer Park in Canyonville, one block east of Main Street.
Band leader Joe Ross will give a historical presentation on American music and tell stories about the Lewis and Clark expedition, Oregon and Applegate trails. Hear instruments used in the 1800s, such as the dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, Jew’s harp and concertina.
An hourlong set of traditional bluegrass and gospel music will close the show.
Admission is free; those attending should bring chairs and blankets.
Melon Festival returns to Winston-DillardSeptember 11, 2013 —
The Winston-Dillard Melon Festival is this weekend at Riverbend Park in Winston, off Thompson Avenue.
Melon-eating contests, food, crafts and live entertainment are planned, including the Beautiful Baby and Kute Kid contests, face painter Sarah Ivey, balloon release, bingo, animals from Wildlife Safari, parade and police canine exhibition. Food vendors will include shaved ice and barbecue. Activities run from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Chili Cookoff is 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Fly Tying Festival returnsSeptember 11, 2013 —
Tyers from up and down the West Coast will attend the North Umpqua Fly Tying Festival, which returns to Glide from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Glide Community Center, 20062 N. Umpqua Hwy., Glide.
Raffles, displays, vendors, casting pond and Danish casting games are planned. Phil Hager will present a talk on Diamond Lake and a special presentation from guest speaker Frank Moore is scheduled. It’s the fifth staging of the annual event.
Admission is free. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the door.
The event is sponsored by the Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers.
Information: 541-496-0770 or 541-496-3979.
Rodeo classic returns to CanyonvilleSeptember 11, 2013 —
The Fall Classic Rodeo comes to South County this weekend, specifically the Canyonville Rodeo Grounds, off Interstate 5 at Exit 101. The action starts at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15.
The Rough Stock Rodeo includes bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding and junior bull riding. Kids’ events include mutton busting, calf riding and pig scramble. Other events include team roping, invitational muley roping, junior barrel racing and women’s barrel racing.
$5 per person. Children 5 and younger free.
The event is sponsored by Seven Feathers Casino Resort.
Roseburg Concert Chorale seeks new singersSeptember 11, 2013 —
Rehearsals for Roseburg Concert Chorale’s 64th annual winter concert begin Tuesday, Sept. 17, and new singers are encouraged to attend.
Rehearsals are held every Tuesday through Dec. 3 at First Presbyterian Church at 823 S.E. Lane Ave., Roseburg. Singers will prepare for two concerts in December.
Singers are required to purchase scores. Scores are $10 and available at rehearsal.
New singers will be accepted through Oct. 1. It costs $7 to join.
Myrtle Creek: South County choir rehearsals to beginSeptember 11, 2013 —
The South County Community Choir will begin rehearsals preparing for its 2013 Christmas Concert beginning Monday, Sept. 16.
Rehearsals will be held every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Myrtle Creek Methodist Church, 4437 N.W. 2nd Ave., Myrtle Creek.
Auditions are not required and all ages are welcome.
Drain: Free showing of ChocolatJuly 31, 2013 —
A free showing of the 2000 film “Chocolat” will begin at 10 p.m. Aug. 3 at Sweet Thang Chocolates and Gifts, in the historic Hasard House at 105 West A. Ave., Drain.
The film recounts the story of a woman and her young daughter who open a chocolate shop in a French village. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards.
Johnny Depp and Juliet Binoche star in the romance. The film is rated PG-13.
Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn will be provided. Other refreshments will be available for sale.
The event sponsored by the Sweet Thang chocolatiers. Shop-co-wner Ame Beard said she hopes the event will turn into a tradition during the warm summer months.
Information: 541-870-1622 or visit www.sweetthangchocolates.com.
Winchester Bay: Dunefest hits the sandJuly 31, 2013 —
The state’s largest ATV and motocross event hits the coastal dunes outside Winchester Bay July 31-Aug. 4.
The action goes until 6 tonight off Salmon Harbor Drive outside Reedsport and Winchester Bay. The event will feature a pancake breakfast, vendors, mini warriors quadcross, amateur- to expert-level races, ATV tug-of-war and monster truck rides.
The event takes place on the Winchester Bay Dunes in the Suislaw National Forest and is sponsored by the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce.
Free concerts planned this weekJuly 31, 2013 —
Several of Douglas County’s summer music series will host free outdoor concerts in the week ahead.
Music in the Park — 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Millsite Park in downtown Myrtle Creek. Hear roots rock group, Broadway Phil and the Shouters from Rogue River as part of the free series. 541-860-5846.
RiverBend Live! — 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 2, at Riverbend Park off Thompson Avenue in Winston. The family old West revival act Sons of the San Joaquin will be joined on stage by cowboy poet Jessica Hedges. It will be the final act of the 2013 free summer concert series. www.Riverbendlive.org.
Music Off Central — 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3, Central Park stage off Everett Street, Sutherlin. Alamojo western swing band will perform. Bring blankets and chairs. Vendors will offer food. Free. 541-459-4522.
Music on the Half Shell — 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Nichols Band Shell, Stewart Park, Roseburg. Brass virtuoso Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue plays. Free. www.halfshell.org.
Canyonville summer outdoor music series — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7, Pioneer Park in Canyonville. Douglas County’s premier jazz quartet, Moment’s Notice will perform. Free. 541-375-0407.
Music in the Park — 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Millsite Park in downtown Myrtle Creek. Karaoke led by Mike’s Mobile DJ. Free. 541-860-5846.
Riverfront Rhythms — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Umpqua Discovery Center, 409 Riverfront Way, Reedsport. The blues, rock and roll and jazz band Jitterbug Jammers performs as part of the free summer concert series. 541-271-4816.
Celebrate the Sea Day at Roseburg shopJuly 31, 2013 —
A local bookstore will hold a special event recognizing the ocean beginning at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Mystic Earth, 309 S.E. Jackson St., Roseburg.
The event will begin with an open mic session for poetry, prose and music about the ocean. It will run until 6 p.m. Participants may use up to five minutes. Native American drummers and singers will perform. A kids craft table will offer free mask-decorating.
All ages are welcome to attend. There is no cost of admittance.
Roseburg: Artist to host garden and art viewingJuly 31, 2013 —
Artist Lisa Joyce-Hill invites the public to her gallery and garden Aug. 2-4.
Joyce-Hill’s old home in the Laurelwood neighborhood, behind Roseburg High School, features a shaded back garden where the artist will display her landscape paintings. Guitarist Tim Stephanos will perform in the evenings.
Joyce-Hill’s studio is located at 327 W. Riverside Drive, Roseburg. It will be open to the public from 8 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.
She says the annual event, in its 17th year, is “as much for garden lovers as for art lovers.”
Light refreshments will be available.
Boo! Hiss! Traditional melodrama returns to OaklandJune 19, 2013 —
The Oakland Melodrama will present “Shoot Out at Sadie’s Saloon,” a traditional melodrama, 7 p.m. June 21 and 22, and 2 p.m. June 23 at the Washington School Gym, 637 Locust St., Oakland, behind Oakland City Hall.
The play is described as a tall tale from the old West, where Dirk Devious vies with the ladies of the Temperance Movement for control of Sadie’s saloon.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Popcorn and soda will be available for sale.
‘20th Century’ continues runJune 12, 2013 —
The Umpqua Actors Community Theatre’s production of the Depression-era farce “20th Century” continues its run this weekend at the Betty Long Unruh Theatre.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. June 14 and 15 and Saturday and 2 p.m. June 16.
The play features an ensemble cast and tells of the comic misadventures of the 20th Century Limited, a passenger train traveling from New York City to Chicago.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.
Danish breakfast to benefit food pantryMay 29, 2013 —
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of Roseburg will serve a traditional Danish breakfast to benefit a Roseburg food pantry from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 2 at 820 W. Kenwood St.
Sausage, fruit, juice and round Danish pancakes called ableskivers will be served.
Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go to the Fish Food Pantry in Roseburg.
Sutherlin: Grange to host flea marketMay 29, 2013 —
Sutherlin Grange No. 724 will hold a flea market and craft sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at 851 S. Comstock Road in Sutherlin.
For sale will be new, used and craft items, including collectibles, books, household items, hand-crafted jewelry and more. A canned food drive will also be held to benefit the Sutherlin Food Pantry. Bring non-perishable food items, paper products and pet food.
Elkton: Music fest vendors soughtMay 15, 2013 —
The group Support Music In Little Elkton is seeking vendors and artists for its first music festival on June 29.
The music festival, held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Highway 38, will support S.M.I.L.E.’s fund for a full-time music teacher for kindergarten through 12th grades at Elkton Charter School.
Vender spots are available for $20 each to sell food, wine and beer, crafts and art or provide activities for children.
S.M.I.L.E. is also seeking sponsors and donations.
Roseburg: Entrepreneurs wantedMay 15, 2013 —
The second annual Douglas County Entrepreneur Fair will be held from noon to 8 p.m. May 22 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Aspiring small business owners can learn about marketing and business fundamentals, as well as new business opportunities.
Speakers include former University of Oregon students Keeley Tillotson and Erika Welsh, who turned a kitchen creation into a national corporation. They will speak at 3 p.m.
Nikos Ridge, founder of Ninkasi Brewing, will speak at 6:30.
Tickets are $5. Information: 541-440-0995.
Mare Wakefield returns to Lookingglass grangeMay 15, 2013 —
Nashville-based country-folk singer Mare Wakefield will play at 7 p.m. on May 22 at the Lookingglass Grange, 7426 Lookingglass Road.
A product of Southeast Texas, Wakefield got her start in Central Oregon, playing gigs in Douglas County while living in Eugene. The Berklee-trained musician and songwriter has previously played the grange with a full band. This time she’ll be accompanied by her piano-playing husband, Nomad Ovunc.
The suggested donation is $10.
Roseburg: VFW to hold flea marketMay 15, 2013 —
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Hall 2468 will host a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 18 at 1127 N.E. Walnut St.
There will be multiple vendors and a variety of items for sale. Food will be sold in the canteen.
Table are available to rent. Funds from table rental will be used to help area veterans.
Umpqua: Henry Estate to honor pugs with partyMay 15, 2013 —
Henry Estate Winery will hold a party honoring the pug breed from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at 687 Hubbard Creek Road, Umpqua.
Pugapalooza: Pugs Uncorked! will feature competitions, food and wine tasting. The winery encourages all the “little clowns” from across the state to bring their owners. All dog breeds are welcome.
Tickets range from $10 to $25. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.dclvs.org, or at Douglas County Farmers Co-op, While Away Books and both Roseburg Mini Pet Marts.
Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Douglas County Low-cost Veterinary Services.
Drain: Porch Band to play Civic CenterMay 15, 2013 —
Eugene-based trio The Porch Band will play at 7 p.m. Friday at the Drain Civic Center at 205 W. A St.
The group’s style, which it describes as Americana, combines elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues and rockabilly.
Admission is $5. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The performance is sponsored by the North Douglas Arts Council.
Roseburg: Umpqua Valley Arts Center opens new exhibitsMay 9, 2013 —
Five new exhibits are set to open May 10 at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. The exhibits will run through June 30.
The exhibited works include selections from two juried competitions, “ArtWorks NW” and “PhotoWorks NW.” The theme for both contests is “No Theme.”
“UVARTS Watercolor Class with Bill Mehlhoff,” features works by Bill Mehlhoff and his students.
“Art in Agriculture” — on loan from Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences — has been described as a bridge between the state’s rural and urban sensibilities.
And the center’s Student Gallery will highlight work by local college students.
ELKTON: Community center to host Cinco de Mayo dinnerMay 2, 2013 —
The Elkton Community Education center will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a themed dinner at 6 p.m. May 5 at the center, 15850 Highway 38.
The Mexican-themed meal will include dessert and coffee or punch. The suggested donation is $10 per person. All proceeds benefit ECEC programs.
Reservations are requested.
ROSEBURG: Folk group performance benefits local groupFebruary 12, 2013 —
Bee Eaters buzz in for benefit
The Bee Eaters, a string trio with roots in bluegrass, Celtic, jazz and old-time traditional music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane Ave., Roseburg.
The group features sibling duo Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, both known for their skills on fiddle, joined by hammer dulcimer player Simon Chrisman. Tristan will play the cello in the performance.
The concert will benefit Neighbor to Neighbor mediation services, a group that helps settle neighborhood problems and workplace conflicts.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Students age 25 and younger pay $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Children ages 5 and younger get in free. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Information: 541-291 8359.
Navy Band coming to Roseburg Feb. 16January 25, 2013 —
Navy Band to play at college
The United States Navy Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in Umpqua Community College’s Jacoby Auditorium, 1140 Umpqua College Road.
The band is the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy and plays an array of marches and patriotic selections. The concert band has been performing around the country for more than 85 years.
Tickets to the event were free through The News-Review but have sold out.
MYRTLE CREEK: Mystery show set in 1940sFebruary 11, 2013 —
The time is the 1940s and a mystery accompanies dinner for “The Secret Box,” continuing at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 through Feb. 24 at The Grant Victorian, 828 N. Old Pacific Highway, Myrtle Creek.
After the Feb. 14 performance, showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through the production’s run.
The show is set in the 1940s and follows several lives becoming more complicated when suspicions arise. The box of the title creates drama that culminates when group members find themselves at a nightclub. They sings and dance until the mysteries are revealed.
Tickets are $39 per person and include a prime rib or chicken breast dinner. Tickets are available at Hanson Jewelers, 541-673-5254; Harvard Avenue Drugs, 541-672-1961; or through the theater, 541-680-2089.
February 5, 2013 —
ROSEBURG: Art association seeks entriesFebruary 4, 2013 —
Arts group seeks entries
The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is taking entries for its annual ArtWorks NW Juried Art Show and Competition and the PhotoWorks NW Juried Art Show and Competition.
The ArtWorks competition is open to all artists, who are invited to submit up to three entries in all themes, genres and media, except video and photography. The PhotoWorks competition seeks three entries in all themes and photographic processes from each applicant.
Entries must be original works of art and entirely created by the applicant within the past two years.
All work must be display-ready upon arrival. All work must be submitted online or postmarked by Feb. 21, 2013.
Prizes for first through third place will be awarded for the ArtWorks competition and first through fourth for the PhotoWorks contest.
The exhibit will run May 10 through July 5. All accepted entries will be on display during the annual association’s Summer Arts Festival.
Information: 541-672-2532 or uvarts.com/call-to-artists.
ELKTON: Folk musicians come to wineryFebruary 5, 2013 —
Folk revival musicians Cahalen Morrison and Eli West are performing at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Brandborg Winery, 345 First Street, Elkton.
The duo will perform arrangements based in bluegrass and old-time folk music. They will also sing old country and bluegrass duets.
Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.