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Umpqua Actors Community Theatre performs ‘A Christmas Story’ for the holidays (1)

November 27, 2014 — 

Luckily for theatrical director Jannie Prawitz, a key prop was left over from a previous staging of “A Christmas Story” eight years ago. “Oh yes — we have the leg …

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Looking for art? Galleries abound in the Umpqua Valley (2)

November 25, 2014 — 

ART GALLERY AT UCC — Whipple Fine Arts Building, Umpqua Community College, 1140 College Road, Winchester. Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily or by appointment. It …

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Christmas tree lighting planned at Douglas County Courthouse (3)

November 25, 2014 — 

Roseburg will herald in the Christmas season with a tree lighting 6 p.m. Nov. 30 on the front lawn of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg. The …

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Roseburg Concert Chorale plans winter event (4)

November 25, 2014 — 

The Roseburg Concert Chorale will perform its annual winter concert at three locations this year. Performances are planned for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 823 S.E. Lane …

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Train show returns to Drain after 17 years (5)

November 25, 2014 — 

After 17 years, the Drain Civic Center’s Model Train Show returns Dec. 6 to 8. The holiday display will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. …

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Christmas craft fair heads for Douglas County Fairgrounds (6)

November 25, 2014 — 

The Douglas County Fairgrounds again hosts the Christmas Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the …

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MarshAnne Landing Winery hosts classical events (7)

November 25, 2014 — 

Oakland’s MarshAnne Landing Winery will host several evenings of classical music. At 7 p.m. Nov. 29, the tenor David Gustafson will sing arias with piano and violin accompaniment. Cost is …

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New Roseburg studio shows found art (8)

November 25, 2014 — 

A new gallery in Roseburg will display found object art by craftsman artist Jim Lockwood. Haywire Studio and Gallery at 1362 N.W. Cherry Drive has “strange and unusual” original pieces …

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Dance recitals set for Jacoby in December (9)

November 25, 2014 — 

The Kathryn Howard School of Dance holds its winter recitals in December in Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester. The matinee show is 60 minutes …

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WINCHESTER: Flamenco dancer coming to UCC (10)

November 25, 2014 — 

Seattle flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes presents her latest show, “Noches de Inviero” (winter nights) next week at Centerstage Theatre at Umpqua Community College, 1140 Umpqua College Road, Winchester. Fuentes will …

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Events planned at Elkton Community Education Center (11)

November 25, 2014 — 

The Elkton Community Education Center will sponsor a number of events for the holiday season. The nonprofit center will participate in Elkton’s shop local event Nov. 28 to 30, keeping …

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Spaghetti dinner set at Callahan Village (12)

November 25, 2014 — 

Callahan Village Assisted Living and Callahan Court Memory Care this year host their fifth annual Toys for Tots Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Raffle on Dec. 5. Douglas County businesses will …

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Brews Review: Local beer advocate shares brewing history (13)

November 25, 2014 — 

Water, barley, hops and yeast are beer’s four basic ingredients, but what we don’t usually think about when popping a top is that the world’s favorite alcohol has a fifth …

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Extension Spotlight: Thanksgiving Leftovers (14)

November 25, 2014 — 

Thanksgiving is here. I hope that you have all of your dishes planned and do not have to attempt going to the grocery store the day before. But if you …

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‘Nutcracker’ features local and Eugene dancers in Roseburg ballet (15)

November 20, 2014 — 

Last year, 10-year-old Mickayla Fisher was unable to audition for “The Nutcracker,” but she sat rapt as her cousin played a bon-bon during the ballet at Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua …

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ROSEBURG: UACT premieres two winter shows (16)

November 19, 2014 — 

Umpqua Actors Community Theatre is preparing to open two comedies this winter. The family comedy ‘A Christmas Story’ opens tonight and plays through Dec. 14. Adult comedy “The Santaland Diaries” …

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DRAIN: Country music presented by NDPAC (17)

November 19, 2014 — 

This month the North Douglas Performing Arts Council presents Big Mountain Country at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Drain Civic Center, 205 W. A St., Drain. Big Mountain is …

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Weekend’s Best Bets for Nov. 14-16 (18)

November 14, 2014 — 

Work Like a Dog — This weekend, the Umpqua Kennel Club and the Rogue Valley Kennel Club host the Wild Rivers Cluster American Kennel Club Dog Show. Events run until …

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Heilman captures Douglas County life (19)

November 13, 2014 — 

Minnesota has Garrison Keillor. Miami: Carl Hiaasen. The Frontier West has Louis L’Amour. Add to that list Douglas County and Bob Heilman. Twenty years on, the Myrtle Creek day laborer …

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Canes and Casks: Changing colors of fall leaves makes plant sense (20)

November 12, 2014 — 

Have you seen the fall colors in our local vineyards? I usually take my class to vineyards during our laboratory sections. This week I was particularly impressed with the beauty …

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