Entertainment Briefs

Melrose church hosts night of Christmas carols

December 17, 2014 — 

The Melrose Community Church will host a night of Christmas carols Sunday.

The Community Christmas Carol Night starts at 6:30 p.m. at 3918 Melrose Road, Roseburg.

Attendees will sing classic Christmas songs together, and listen to songs sung by the Melrose Community Church Choir, Children’s Choir and Men’s Ensemble.

Free admission.

Information: 541-672-4522.

Timber Toyland Parade to feature night lights

December 17, 2014 — 

The Timber Toyland Electric Light Parade is coming to Sutherlin’s Central Avenue Saturday.

The parade starts at 7 p.m. It travels along Central Avenue, ending at the Sutherlin Community Building, where prizes will be awarded. Line-up starts at 5 p.m.

During the parade, the Calapooia Reflections Museum will hold a holiday open house. The museum, at 113 W. Central Ave., will give away hot chocolate, cider and candy canes.

Free to attend.

Afternoon of classical music set for church

December 17, 2014 — 

This Sunday the Umpqua Symphony Association hosts an afternoon of classical music by the Oregon Mozart Players.

The “Candlelight Baroque” matinee starts at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane St., Roseburg. Ensembles will perform concertos and symphonies by J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and Vivaldi.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and $40 for families.

Information: 541-863-2102 or email info@umpquasymphony.org.

Roseburg’s Festival of Lights ongoing

December 17, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Valley Festival of Lights is open now through Jan. 1 at River Forks Park six miles west of Roseburg.

More than 90 animated holiday light displays light up the night, and the world’s tallest wood nutcracker overlooks the drive-through route. The Holiday Village has Santa and children can pose for pictures.

Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

The cost is $10 per vehicle.

Information: umpquavalleyfestivaloflights.com.

No Christmas News-Review edition; A&E and TV Extra to move

December 17, 2014 — 

The News-Review will not publish an edition on Christmas Day.

Next week’s Arts & Entertainment section will instead be published Dec. 26 for that week only.

The TV Extra that usually appears in Thursday’s edition will be published on Wednesday, the day before Christmas.

Buckeroo Barn holds holiday dances

December 10, 2014 — 

The Buckeroo Barn dance group will host several events this month.

Slow two-step round dance lessons will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Buckeroo BArn, 5051 N.E. Stephens St., Roseburg. Neil Koozer will be the caller. The cost is $6 per couple.

The Christmas Round Dance Party will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19. The cost is $10 per couple.

New dancers are also invited to the Buckeroo Christmas Square Dance that is scheduled for 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

Information: 541-459-3709 or visit facebook.com/RoseburgSquareDance.

Art studio debuts; open house this weekend

December 10, 2014 — 

A new gallery is opening in Roseburg in the home studio of craftsman artist Jim Lockwood.

Haywire Studio and Gallery at 1362 N.W. Cherry Drive has “strange and unusual” original pieces that reflect a blend of outsider folk art and steampunk, according to the artist. An open house will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 13.

The gallery is open 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and by appointment.

Information: 541-673-3118 or 541-671-1243.

Roseburg’s historic Lane House to host holiday open house

December 10, 2014 — 

Roseburg’s historic Lane House will hold its annual Christmas Open House this weekend at 544 S.E. Douglas St.

The doors will be open from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14. The celebration will include refreshments, door prizes, old-fashioned decorations and traditional costumes.

Music will be performed by Toby Bates, Nick Stephens and the Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers.


Information: 541-673-0466.

Mozart Players goes baroque at First Presbyterian

December 10, 2014 — 

The Oregon Mozart Players will perform a candlelight baroque performance at 3 p.m. Dec. 21 at First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane St., Roseburg.

The set will include popular classical music, including J.S. Bach’s second Brandenburg Concerto and a Vivaldi concerto for two cellos. Kelly Kuo will conduct.

Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and $40 for families.

The event is presented by the Umpqua Symphony Association.

Information: 541-863-2102 or email info@umpquasymphony.org.

Lions Club holds Christmas festival

December 10, 2014 — 

This weekend the Sutherlin Lions Club will host a day of Christmas celebration at the Sutherlin Community Building, 150 S. Willamette St.

Holiday-themed events are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 13. Arts and crafts, face-painting and Christmas games with prizes will be part of the day.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos. The Sutherlin High School Choir and the Oakland Singers will sing, and Chuck the Magician will perform.

Admission is free. Free hot dogs, popcorn and drinks will be available.

Information: 541-637-8505.

South County’s Timber Truckers Parade to light up the night

December 10, 2014 — 

The Timber Truckers Light Parade is set for Dec. 13 in South Douglas County.

The parade from Riddle to Tri City to downtown Myrtle Creek begins around dusk. Events last until about 10 p.m.

Awards will be given to decorated vehicles in several categories. Entrants must display at least one string of working lights.

Vehicles will travel on Pacific Highway through the above communities to the Winter Festival in Myrtle Creek. Parade vehicles will park in downtown Myrtle Creek, where chili, hot chocolate and coffee will be served. A live nativity scene will be held at the Winter Festival.

Information: 541-860-5846 or 541-874-2231.

Two UACT shows now playing at Unruh theatre

December 10, 2014 — 

For one more week, Umpqua Actors Community Theatre is staging two comedies at its home at the Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

Playing through Dec. 14 is the family comedy, “A Christmas Story,” based on the 1983 film. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14.

Also showing is “The SantaLand Diaries,” based on the essay by David Sedaris. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 16 and 17.

Tickets are $12, $5 for children. Tickets are available at Hanson Jewelers and While Away Books.

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

Winston’s community Christmas party coming

December 10, 2014 — 

The Winston Community Center will host the Community Christmas Party from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at 440 S.E. Grape St., Winston.

Activities include a cake walk, face-painting station, children’s ornament making, bingo, storytelling, live music and a raffle. Free hot dogs and cookies will be available.

Donations will be accepted for the Winston-Dillard Food Pantry and the Seniors’ Toy Drive.

Information: 541-679-8973.

ROSEBURG: Sorrel’s work to hang this month

October 8, 2014 — 

Gallery Northwest will host a reception Friday to open an exhibit by local painter Nancy Sorrel.

The reception will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 625 S.E. Jackson St., Roseburg. Sorrel’s work will hang through October.

The Roseburg artist works mainly in pastel.


Information: 541-817-2784.

ROSEBURG: UACT closes up ‘Shop’

October 8, 2014 — 

Stagings of the campy cult classic “Little Shop of Horrors” by the Umpqua Actors Community Theatre run this weekend at the Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

The musical horror-comedy shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play closes Sunday, Oct. 12.

It features actors Brandon Dahl as flower shop attendant Seymour Krelborn and Erika Pennington as the object of his affection, Audrey.

Tickets: $12 for adults, $5 for children.

Information: 541-673-2125 or email uactor@cmspan.net.

WINCHESTER: School to hold fundraising dinner

October 8, 2014 — 

The Cobb Children’s Learning Center will hold a gala dinner tomorrow night from 6 to 9 at the Danny Lang Event Center, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester.

The Cobb School will hold events this weekend in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Appetizers and a no-host bar.

Tickets: $30 or $200 for a table of eight.

Call 541-957-9357 or email admin@cobbschool.org for tickets.

WINSTON: Brosi’s welcomes fall with harvest festival

October 8, 2014 — 

Brosi’s Sugar Tree Farm will celebrate another year’s yield with its third annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the farm on Winston Section Road in Winston.

The event includes hayrides, a corn maze, petting zoo, pie walk, kiddy ride, nature crafts, pumpkin painting, apple slingshot, bow-and-arrow shooting, festival food. Music by Mark Conrad Baratta. Family photo booth by Krystal Stone Photography.

Full access $8. Hayride $5. General access $2.

Information: 541-679-1472.

WINCHESTER: Pianist Strickland to play Jacoby

October 1, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Symphony Association presents pianist Mike Strickland at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College, 1409 Diamond Lake Blvd., Winchester.

The composer from Eugene presents his arrangements of pop, jazz, blues, boogie and original music. His work was featured on CBS Sports’ PGA Golf for seven seasons and also on NBC, Fox and ABC.

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students and $40 for families. Information: 541-863-2102 or email info@umpquasymphony.org.

WINSTON: Charity pumpkin patch to open at Safari

October 1, 2014 — 

Camp Millennium’s pumpkin patch is now open weekends this month at the Wildlife Safari, 1790 Safari Road, Winston.

The area is open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

The area features carnival games, bounce house, train and pumpkin coach rides, Santa Claus, pumpkin wheel, face painting, lollipop forest, treats and a gem and treasure hunt.

The event is a fundraiser for Camp Millennium, a camp for kids with cancer.

Information: 541-378-4237.

CANYONVILLE: LeRoy Bell headlines pumpkin fest

October 1, 2014 — 

Organizers of Canyonville’s annual Pumpkin and Music Celebration have announced LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends will headline this year’s festival.

The celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 at Canyonville’s Pioneer Park. Scheduled this year are a classic car show, pumpkin carving, pie-eating contest, recipe contest, giant pumpkins, scarecrow contest, tall tale-telling, animals from the Wildlife Safari, live music, barbecue and beer garden.

Singer-songwriter LeRoy Bell of Seattle has appeared in the U.S. version of the television contest show “X Factor.”

Information: 541-430-6681 or canyonvillepumpkinfestival.com.

ROSEBURG: Bird talk heading for Douglas County Library

October 1, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Audubon Society hosts a talk by “Birding” magazine associate editor Noah Strycker next week at the Douglas County Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

Strycker will present his speech “Bird World: Insights for Humans from the Amazing Lives of Birds” in the Ford Room at 7 p.m. Oct. 8. He will discuss how humans relate to birds, with attention given to the navigational abilities of pigeons, speed in hummingbirds, scent in vultures and the physics of starling flocks.

Information: info@umpquaaudubon.org.

DOUGLAS COUNTY: Auditions set for local performance of ‘Nutcracker’

September 24, 2014 — 


Auditions set for local performance of ‘Nutcracker’

A representative of the Eugene Ballet Co. is coming to Roseburg on Sept. 28 to audition dancers for parts in “The Nutcracker.”

Children 7 and older are needed, all of whom must have ballet experience. The auditions will take place at the Knights of Pythias Hall, 638 S.E. Rose St., while the show itself will run Nov. 23 at Umpqua Community College. There is a $5 fee for those selected to be in the ballet, and no latecomers will be allowed to try out.

Audition schedule:

Waltz of flowers — noon to 1 p.m., audition and instruction. Girls are needed who are 14 and older, between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. They need at least two years of serious pointe training, and they must come with their toe shoes.

Party guests — 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., audition and instruction. Boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 14 are needed. They must be between 4 feet to 5 feet 7 inches tall, and they need a minimum of three years of ballet training.

Bon bons — 2 to 3:30 p.m., audition and instruction. Boys and girls between the ages of 9 to 12 are needed. They must be between 4 feet to 5 feet tall, and they need a minimum of two years of ballet training.

Angels — 3 to 4 p.m., registration and warm up, audition and instruction. These parts are for girls between the ages of 7 to 9. They must be between 4 feet to 4 feet 7 inches tall and have at least one year of ballet training.

Baby mice — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., audition and instruction. Boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 7 are needed. There is no height requirement, and two months of training is preferred. No one under the age of 6 will be allowed to audition.

A pre-audition rehearsal will take place Saturday, Sept. 27 at Chitwood Studio of Dance, 7382 Hooker Road, Roseburg. Rehearsal starts at 2:15 p.m. Call for times.

Information: 541-673-5792.

ROSEBURG: Final swift watch set for this weekend

September 24, 2014 — 

As part of its month-long swift watch viewing events, an educational event sponsored by the Umpqua Valley Audubon Society will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, near the Clay Place chimney in the Fir Grove section of Stewart Park off Harvard Avenue in Roseburg.

Society members will provide information about Vaux’s swifts and birding in general. Artists will host art events for children.

WINCHESTER: Symphony hosts Eugene pianist Strickland

September 24, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Symphony Association presents a solo piano concert from composer Mike Strickland next month at the campus of Umpqua Community College.

The Eugene musician will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Jacoby Auditorium, UCC, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester. Strickland grew up in Jackson, Miss. His catalog includes popular, blues, boogie-woogie and jazz.

Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students and $40 for families.

Information: 541-863-2102.

Next up, the Oregon Mozart Players perform Dec. 21.

ROSEBURG: Dance class offered; newbies wanted

September 21, 2014 — 

The Buckeroo Barn is accepting beginning dancers this month.

Classes are Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 9, beginning Sept. 16, at the Buckeroo Barn, 5151 N.E. Stephens St., Roseburg.

September lessons are free. Starting in October, classes are $4.

Couples and solos are invited to attend. Organizers say of particular need are solo men.

Information: 541-672-0964 or umpquaareasquaredancers.org.

OAKLAND: Winery hosts evening of Bach

September 21, 2014 — 

Oakland winery MarshAnne Landing hosts a night of Bach this weekend as Eugene pianist and composer Alexander Schwartzkopf performs the “Goldberg Variations.”

The show starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at 175 Hogan Road, Oakland.

The Goldberg Variations are said to be rarely heard live, due to the Baroque piece’s difficulty.

Admission: $30.

Reservations required. Call 541-459-7998.

WINCHESTER: Gay mens chorus to perform at Jacoby Auditorium

September 21, 2014 — 

The Portland Gay Mens Chorus sings at Jacoby Auditorium at 2 p.m. Sunday on the campus of Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester.

The show is hosted by the Associated Students of Umpqua Community College. Proceeds will go to the HIV Alliance, which has offices in Eugene and Roseburg. The show is part of the chorus’ “Celebrate Oregon” tour.

Tickets: $12 adults in advance, $7 students and children younger than 18 an $12 for seniors.

Information: 541-440-7700.

ROSEBURG: Shemekia Copeland to play Half Shell

July 30, 2014 — 

Blues singer Shemekia Copeland will perform at Music on the Half Shell at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Nichols Bandshell at Stewart Park.

From Chicago, and the daughter of noted blues musician Johnny Copeland, Shemekia Copeland has been one of the country’s prominent female blues singers for two decades.

Performing Aug. 12 at the Half Shell will be Portland orchestral band Pink Martini.

Information: Halfshell.org.

CANYONVILLE: Music in Park to host skilled songsters

July 9, 2014 — 

Pioneer Park will be the scene of a performance by Andy Anderson, Moonglow and Dave Kennedy starting at 6:30 p.m. July 16.

The show is part of Canyonville’s summer Music in the Park series.

Anderson is the co-spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Living in Roseburg, where he is also the music director and choir leader. Kennedy is a 20-something sax phenom, and Moonglow is made up of musicians Jerry Ashford and Beth McNamara, originally of San Francisco.

The show is free but donations go toward the Canyonville Chamber of Commerce’s park bleacher awning fund and the Canyonville Lions Club. Seventy percent of donations go to the Chamber’s bleacher awning fund and 30 percent go to the Lion’s Club.

DOUGLAS COUNTY: Artist Carnate to brighten kids’ summer days with bugs

July 9, 2014 — 

Artist Victoria Carnate presents a free, educational art program for kids, “Illuminated Insects,” next week at all 11 branches of the Douglas County Library system.

Carnate will teach kids to make wearable insects, with a bit of science mixed in. The program is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. A parent should accompany children younger than 8.

Check The News-Review’s entertainment calendar for dates and times.

Information: 541-440-4305

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