Entertainment Briefs

ROSEBURG: Eat like Mildred

April 16, 2014 — 

A five-course dinner to raise money for Mildred Kanpipe Memorial Park will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. April 25 at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1614 W. Harvard Ave.

The menu consists of “food Mildred Kanipe may have eaten,” paired with five local wines. Pianist and vocalist Toby Bates will perform. The center will display the work of local artists and authors.

“Art for the Park” is sponsored by Friends of Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park. Organizers say this event could put the group over the top in its effort to raise $65,000 for a campground by July 31.

Tickets are $65 and available in Roseburg at While Away Books and in Sutherlin at Books Gallery.

Information: 541-459-7952 or mildredkanipepark.org.

CANYONVILLE: Bob Newhart to perform

April 16, 2014 — 

Comedian Bob Newhart is coming to Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane.

Newhart, whose popular “Bob Newhart Show” debuted on television in 1961, will perform stand-up comedy at 9 p.m. April 18.

Tickets are $35 to $45.

Information: 800-548-8461.

Winchester: Dinner abounds with fresh local viands

April 16, 2014 — 

Umpqua Community College and its Woolley Center Learning Garden host a five-course “farm-to-table” meal at 6 p.m. April 17 at the Danny Lang Center at UCC, 1140 Umpqua College Road.

The “Locavore’s Night Out” dinner is a preview of the “Prix Fixe” dinners culinary students prepare in completion of their degrees. The menu will consist entirely of locally-grown food. The Umpqua Singers will perform and a silent auction will be held.

The event is a fundraiser for the Woolley Center garden and UCC horticulture program.

Tickets are $22 per person.

Information: 541-440-7700.

ROSEBURG: ‘Treasure’ seekers take heed

April 16, 2014 — 

High seas adventure tale “Treasure Island” runs three performances this weekend at the Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 W. Harvard Ave.

The performances by the Umpqua Actors Community Theatre will be 7:30 p.m. April 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. April 20. The play closes April 27.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children get a free pirate hat and eye patch.

Information: 541-673-2125.

CANYONVILLE: Comedian Bob Newhart to perform

April 9, 2014 — 

Comedian Bob Newhart is coming to Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane.

Newhart, whose popular “Bob Newhart Show, debuted on television in 1961, will perform stand-up comedy at 9 p.m. April 18.

Tickets are $35 to $45.

Information: 800-548-8461.

Winchester: Dance troupe coming to UCC

April 9, 2014 — 

A Portland performance art touring company will perform this weekend at Umpqua Community College as a fundraiser for the Oakland Schools art program.

BodyVox presents its long-running show “Reverie” at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in Jacoby Auditorium, 1140 Umpqua College Road.

The work was inspired by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. It features elaborate choreography and costumes, acrobatics and an original contemporary score.

Tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for children 12 and younger.

Information: 541-440-7700.

ROSEBURG: Singer Roth to play Habitat benefit

April 9, 2014 — 

The First Presbyterian Church hosts singer-songwriter David Roth at 4 p.m. April 13 at 823 S.E. Lane St.

The singer from Cape Cod, Mass., has put out 12 albums, two songbooks and performed all over the world.

Some proceeds will benefit Umpqua Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance. They are available in Roseburg at While Away Books and Absolute Music.

Information: 541-670-9120.

ROSEBURG: Brix hosts singer Lee Koch on tax day

April 9, 2014 — 

Up and coming folk and Americana singer Lee Koch returns to Roseburg next week to perform at Brix, 527 S.E. Jackson St.

Koch (pronounced “cook”) gets started at 7 p.m. April 15.

He played in Roseburg as a solo act last year. He’ll be accompanied this time by two sidemen.

The Tuluca Lake, Calif., resident appeared in season one of TV’s “The Voice.”

Tickets are $10.

Information: 541-440-4901.

WINCHESTER: Country singer Michael Peterson to play VFW benefit

April 9, 2014 — 

Country music singer Michael Peterson will perform a benefit for VFW Post 2468 at 6:30 p.m., April 19 at Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road.

Money raised will go toward the Roseburg VFW post’s Remembrance Wall. Local band Aces Wild will be the opening act.

Peterson, a Richland, Wash. native, has had country hits with “From Here to Eternity” and “Drink, Swear, Lie & Steal.” He’s been honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for raising money for military veterans.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for UCC students and children younger than 12.

Information: 541-733-5791.

WINCHESTER: Chefs in training to fix all-local meal

April 9, 2014 — 

Umpqua Community College’s Culinary Department and the Woolley Center Learning Garden host a five-course “farm-to-table” meal at 6 p.m. April 17 at UCC’s Danny Lang Center, 1140 Umpqua College Road.

“Locavore’s Night Out” will feature only local ingredients.

The Umpqua Singers will perform. There will also be a silent auction.

Tickets are $22 and available at tickets.umpqua.edu.

Information: 541-440-7700.

WINCHESTER: Musical festival auditions set

April 9, 2014 — 

Auditions are set for the 2014 summer season of the Oregon Musical Theatre Festival at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road.

From 6 to 9 p.m. April 17 in the Whipple Fine Arts Center will be auditions for the musicals “Always ... Patsy Cline” and ‘Gutenberg! The Musical!”

Organizers are looking for female actors 16 and older for “Always ... Patsy Cline,” and male actors 16 and older for “Gutenberg!”

Auditions for the play “Oliver!” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. April 23 and 24 in the Whipple building. Male and female actors of all ages are encouraged to try out.

No previous acting experience is required. Performers should prepare one song of their choice and bring sheet music to the audition. A piano accompanist will be provided.

Information: 541-440-4693.

DOUGLAS COUNTY: Poetry contest winners announced

April 9, 2014 — 

The local chapter of the Oregon Poetry Association last week announced the winners of its annual Earth Day Poetry Contest.

Amber Yoo of Roseburg won first place in the adult category for her poem “Between Ocean and Sky,” Jennifer Able of Winston took second place for “I am She, Earth,” placing third was Ron Bolt of Winchester for “Gliding on Grass,” and Wendy Angel of Sutherlin took fourth place for “Ode to a Darningneedle.”

In the children’s divisions, 6-year-old Zoey Yoo won the ages 5 to 8 category for “The Stars Beyond the Ocean,” and Glide’s Dylan Kinney, 12, won in the ages 9 to 12 category for “Earth Poem.”

Winners received donated books from Mystic Earth Bookstore, While Away Books and Ingram Book Company.

The Umpqua Valley Poets hold a “Poets’ Night Out” get-together from 7 to 9 p.m. the third Thursday of the month in the Garden Room of China Palace Restaurant, 968 N.E. Stephens St., Roseburg.

ROSEBURG: Quilt guild holds show

April 9, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild show, the 31st annual, will be held this weekend in the Exhibit Building of the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St., Roseburg.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 and 12 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13.

This year’s theme is “Tropical Jewels.” The featured quilter is Terrie Linn Kygar, author of “Creative Quilts from your Crayon Box.” The honored quilter is Dorothy Cochran.

Admission is $5 per day.

Information: 541-672-2313.

ROSEBURG: School bands to perform at RHS

April 10, 2014 — 

Several Roseburg school bands will put on a show at 7 p.m. April 15 at Roseburg High School, 400 W. Harvard Ave.

Bands from RHS, Joseph Lane Middle School and Fremont Middle School will perform.

Information: 541-440-4131.

ROSEBURG: Audubon society plans Earth Day events

April 1, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society will host an Earth Day event at 4:30 p.m. April 5 at the Douglas County Museum of History and Natural History off Interstate 5 Exit 123.

It will include a rescheduled talk, “Conserving Oregon’s Environment: Breakthroughs That Made History,” by environmental lawyer Michael McCloskey that was canceled earlier this year.

The Audubon society will also host informational displays about migratory birds at the Earth Day celebration across the parking lot at the fairgrounds.

McCloskey is a retired Army officer and conservationist whose latest book traces the history of environmentalism in Oregon from the 1880s to the present.

Information: 541-957-7007.

WINCHESTER: Performance art troupe hits UCC

April 1, 2014 — 

The Portland modern dance troupe BodyVox will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 12 at Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road.

The group will perform “Reverie,” its long-running show inspired by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The show features elaborate choreography and costumes, acrobatics and an original contemporary score.

The show is a fundraiser for the Oakland Schools Arts Program.

Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger.

Information: 541-440-7700.

MYRTLE CREEK: Trail riders plan race

April 1, 2014 — 

The Clark’s Branch/ULTRA Extreme GP will be held April 6 at 2400 Clark’s Branch Road, off Interstate 5 Exit 113.

The Umpqua Lands Trail Riders Association hosts round two of the OMRA Grand Prix Competition Series.

Gates open at 7 a.m. Races begin at 10 a.m. Sign-up closes 30 minutes before each race. Race entry is $35.

Gate fee for people 6 to 60 is $5, cash only. Alcohol and pets are prohibited.

Information and race times: ultraohv.com.

ROSEBURG: Advance tickets coming for fair headliners

April 1, 2014 — 

Reserved-seat tickets for headline entertainment at the 2014 Douglas County Fair go on sale this weekend.

Advance tickets, discount admission and discount carnival passes will be sold starting at noon Saturday on the fairgrounds website, douglasfairgrounds.com.

The headliners are Jonny Lang (Aug. 6), Thomas Rhett (Aug. 7), Seether (Aug. 8), and Deep Purple (Aug. 9).

Information: 541-440-4396.

ROSEBURG: Lenten music series continues

April 1, 2014 — 

The Lenten Meditations in Music series continues at 12:10 p.m. April 4 at First Presbyterian Church in Roseburg, 823 S.E. Lane Ave.

Performing will be local band The Liberty Players. The group includes Joe Ross on dulcimer and mandolin, violinist Jennifer Sordyl and guitarist Don Berg.

The Friday concerts continue throughout the season of Lent. They are described as a time for prayerful contemplation. A donation soup luncheon is provided by the Presbyterian Women’s Organization at 11:30 a.m. prior to each show.

Up next is the Celestial Tollers Handbell Choir and pianist Luella Cox. Jan Peterson directs the choir.

ROSEBURG: Ornamental bed coverings celebrated

April 1, 2014 — 

The Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild will hold their 31st annual show this month in the Exhibit Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 S.W. Frear St.

This year’s theme is “Tropical Jewels.” The honored quilter will be Dorothy Cochran. More than 300 quilts will be displayed.

Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 and 12 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13.

Tickets are $5.

Information: 541-672-2313.

ROSEBURG: Latin dance classes open

April 1, 2014 — 

The Buckaroo Barn Dance Club will hold classes in the rumba and cha cha disciplines starting April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 5051 N.E. Stephens St.

The instructor is Neil Koozer.

New students will not be accepted after April 10.

Information: 541-459-3709.

ROSEBURG: UACT debuts ‘Treasure Island’ tonight

April 1, 2014 — 

Umpqua Actors Community Theatre opens its run of the classic adventure tale “Treasure Island” at 7:30 tonight at the Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1416 W. Harvard Ave.

All children get a free pirate hat and eye patch.

Performances run through April 27, on, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

The play was adapted by Ken Ludwig from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson. Melody Schwegel directs.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Information: 541-673-2125.

ROSEBURG: Whodunit auditions upcoming

April 1, 2014 — 

This weekend, Umpqua Actors Community Theatre casts its next production, the murder mystery “The Game’s Afoot.”

Auditions for the play by Ken Ludwig will be held at 6 p.m. April 6 and 7 at UACT, 1614 W. Harvard Ave. Roles are available for three men and five women between the ages of 21 and 70.

Information: 541-673-2125.

ROSEBURG: Spaghetti and blues night back

March 26, 2014 — 

Dino’s restaurant in downtown will resume hosting its “Spaghetti and Blues” nights Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m.

The band Quattro, a blues quartet, will perform each week.

A plate of spaghetti is $9 with marinara sauce, or $10 for meat sauce or meatballs.

Information: 541-673-0848.

ROSEBURG: Senior writing group debuts

March 26, 2014 — 

A new writing group for seniors will begin meeting next month at the Roseburg Senior Center, 621 Madrone St.

Inexperienced, non-published seniors are invited to the Senior Writing Group at 2 p.m. April 2. The group will meet semi-monthly.

Donations of $1 are requested.

Information: 541-673-1744 or email merwomanteal06@gmail.com.

ROSEBURG: Latin dance classes offered

March 26, 2014 — 

Spaces are available for people interested in learning the rumba and the cha-cha at the Buckaroo Barn Dance Club, 5051 N.E. Stephens St.

Classes taught by Neil Koozer begin April 8 and run Thursdays through May 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. New students will not be accepted after April 10.

Information: 541-459-3709.

MYRTLE CREEK: Lineup announced for summer concert series

March 26, 2014 — 

The lineup for the 28th Myrtle Creek Music in the Park summer concert series has been announced.

Oregon’s own 234th Army Band performs the opening concert July 10, 23-year-old Glendale country singer Gretchen Owens performs July 17, Mercy featuring Lynda Morrison performs July 31, the Spence Brothers Blazing Bluz Band plays Aug. 7, Roseburg band Helmet Pony plays Aug. 14, the Rogue Valley’s Cee Cee James and Broadway Phil Newton perform Aug. 21 and Coos Bay’s Soulpie performs Aug. 28.

The concerts take place Thursdays in Millsite Park.

ROSEBURG: Lenten music series continues

March 26, 2014 — 

The Lenten Meditations in Music series continues at 12:10 p.m. March 28 at First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane Ave.

Performing will be the Haut Aire Flute Choir, directed by Carla Rutter.

The Friday concerts continue throughout the season of Lent. They are described as a time for prayerful contemplation. A donation soup luncheon is provided by the Presbyterian Women’s Organization at 11:30 a.m. prior to each show.

Up next is The Liberty Players, featuring Joe Ross on mandolin and dulcimer, Jennifer Sordyl on violin and guitarist Dan Berg.

Winchester: Jesse Lynch plays ‘Jazz 101’

March 26, 2014 — 

New York City pianist and composer Jesse Lynch brings his trio to Jacoby Auditorium, Umpqua Community College April 3 at 7 p.m. for the third in the 2013-2014 Roseburg Community Concert series. Lynch and company play Beethoven to bop to free jazz and contemporary. The show is intended for fans of jazz music and anyone interested in the history of the genre.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students.

Information: 541-440-7700.

ROSEBURG: New jazz trio to perform

March 26, 2014 — 

The Fratelli Jazz Trio, a new outfit, will perform at 8 p.m. March 28 at the Blackbird Bar & Grill, 647 S.E. Jackson St.

The drummer-less band is made up of saxophonist Dave Kennedy, keyboardist Michael Mendenhall and bassist Corey Culberhouse.

The show is free.

Information: 541-672-8589.

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