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Abstract expressionism with Eric Sappington

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Visit Tillamook Coast | Comments Off on Abstract expressionism with Eric Sappington

Scraps of wood, house paint: rubbish to most people.But, when Eric Sappington turns on the electronic music in his studio, those discarded objects become art.Tucked away in the hillside of the Oregon Coast, Sappington creates pieces full of color, texture, and movement that he classifies as abstract expressionism.“It’s all really fluid,” Sappington said. “I get lost in it, and that’s good. Once I figure out something, it happens by accident. I discover out a lot about myself through my own art.”Along with being a visual artist, Sappington is a singer/songwriter.Fans enjoy his laidback-style and dedication to creating an experience, not just a performance.“I’ve never written down my song lyrics, most of them are free flow,” Sappington said. “I just start with a melody or my guitar and start making up words. I let it come to me. I’ve learned to just relax. I have to find a moment that I get locked in and create an experience”Find Sappington with his guitar at the Fairview Grange of Tillamook, first Saturdays for open mic from 6-8 pm. Soup and salad dinner by donation.Sappington’s visual artwork can be viewed at SOURCE in Garibaldi, as well as on his Instagram and Facebook pages.Sappington is also the Associate Artistic Director of the Oregon Coast Children’s Theatre and Centre for the Arts, serving in this position since 2002.  With this organization he leads art and theatre workshops in schools, is a puppet artisan and puppeteer, and helps organize and create public works of art.The post Abstract expressionism with Eric Sappington appeared first on Tillamook Coast.
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Welcome Spring with a Beer + Cheese Festival

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Visit Tillamook Coast | Comments Off on Welcome Spring with a Beer + Cheese Festival

Our second annual beer and cheese eventIt’s a Saturday to savor at the Tillamook Coast! Pelican Brewing and Visit Tillamook Coast are once again partnering up to put on this delicious afternoon of locally made beer and cheese.Stop by from 11am – 3pm on Saturday, April 13. Tickets are $15, including a tasting glass, tote bag and tokens for 10 samples. All proceeds go to Food Roots, an amazing local organization supporting farmers and community access to local foods.Here’s a taste of the featured pairings:Pelican Brewing Company paired with Tillamook CreameryWerner Brewing Company paired with Nestucca Bay CreameryGolden Valley Brewery paired with Helvetia CreameryPublic Coast Brewing paired with Blue Heron French Cheese Co.13 Virtues Brewing paired with Portland CreameryBlock 15 Brewing paired with OSU CreameryHeater Allen Brewing paired with Briar Rose CreameryMore to come! Check the Pelican website for the latest updates: https://pelicanbrewing.com/happenings/event/beer-cheese/.The post Welcome Spring with a Beer + Cheese Festival appeared first on Tillamook Coast.
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Get a warm welcome from Women’s Club of Manzanita

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Visit Tillamook Coast | Comments Off on Get a warm welcome from Women’s Club of Manzanita

The motto of the Women’s Club of Manzanita is simple: “Women helping women of all ages and circumstances make their lives, families and community stronger.”Established to encourage social contacts of women of the North Tillamook County area, the members of the club lend a helping hand and a smile to all residents (new and longtime) through a variety of programs, events, and service activities.Most importantly, they are a fun and friendly social organization providing members the opportunity to become better acquainted with others in the community. The Manzanita Women’s Club donated this handmade quilt to the Manzanita Visitors Center.One of the biggest ways in which they lend a helping hand to the surrounding community is through scholarship opportunities to young women students.The Women’s Club of Manzanita -North County Scholarship Award was originated in 2007 by the late Jan Markle to recognize graduating female students of Neah-Kah-Nie High School.The award is for a graduating, female senior of Neah-Kah-Nie High School and is forwarded to the school of choice for tuition, fees or book expenses. Each winter the Manzanita Women’s Club holds a craft and bake sale.If you’re new to the area, you’ll find a warm welcome from the Women’s Club. Join them for lunch at noon on the first Tuesday of the Month, October through December and February through May at Pine Grove Community House: 225 Laneda Ave. Manzanita.The post Get a warm welcome from Women’s Club of Manzanita appeared first on Tillamook Coast.
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The Mudd Nick Foundation’s local mission

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Visit Tillamook Coast | Comments Off on The Mudd Nick Foundation’s local mission

The Mudd Nick Foundation has become synonymous with altruism along the Tillamook Coast.As an all-volunteer organization, the Mudd Nick Foundation works to teach children in the Nehalem Bay and greater Tillamook County area about the fundamentals of lifelong citizenship and service to others. Jim and Lynn Mudd made it their mission to improve the lives of kids around the area.Through the Foundation, children are offered a wide variety of opportunities to expand their life experiences through arts and culture programs, athletics, and travel.Over the years, 60 learning experiences have been carried out annually. In the past, children have taken trips to Washington, D.C., Boeing Engineering, OMSI, and the Oregon Writer’s Festival.The foundation got its start from a simple get-together of college pals. Mudd Nick Foundation Annual Golf Tournament is a staple of the organizations fundraising.In 1990, friends Jim Mudd and Doug Nicholson – along with Jim’s wife Lynn – decided to start a co-ed golf tournament, which they christened the ‘Mudd Nick Invitational.’Now an annual event, the Charity Golf Tournament takes place at Manzanita Links every September and draws in hundreds of foundation supporters.If you’ve ever strolled down Laneda Avenue in Manzanita, chances are you’ve come across the Mudd Dog stand, a cart that serves up Chicago-style hot dogs which benefits the foundations activities. Jim and Lynn Mudd have personally served thousands of happy guests every summer from the end of their driveway. Visitors to Manzanita were treated to Chicago style dogs and lots of smiles at the Mudd’s ‘Mudd Dog Cart.’Sadly, Jim Mudd – the “heart and soul” of the foundation – passed away this past October.But, the good works of the Mudd Nick Foundation will continue.  The post The Mudd Nick Foundation’s local mission appeared first on Tillamook Coast.
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5 Great Tillamook Coast Bands & Musicians

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Visit Tillamook Coast | Comments Off on 5 Great Tillamook Coast Bands & Musicians

Billy Joel once opined that “musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.”The Tillamook Coast is famous for its quiet heart.But there’s also a rhythm underneath that heartbeat and it comes from a wide variety of talented local musicians.Here are 5 not to miss: Julie Amici BandJulie Amici Band – “Julie Amici” is the collaboration between local singer Julie Yanko and bassist Dean Mueller. The name is derived from Julie’s first name, and “Amici” the original family name of Dean’s father. Much like the name is a melding of the two, the music is much the same, combining Julie’s country roots and childhood dreams of singing jazz, with Dean’s deeply rooted blues foundation. Julie’s repertoire combines the jazz of Billie Holiday, the soul of Nina Simone and the country of Patsy Cline. They’ve shared the stage with the legendary Curtis Salgado and performed at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland.The band tours extensively around the country but continues to perform locally, including at Manzanita Music Festival, Bread & Ocean, North County Recreation District, Nehalem Bay Winery, and MacGregor’s Whiskey Bar.  Rhythm MethodRhythm Method – This Manzanita outfit is a combo of musicians, mainly blues, rock and roll, and a touch of jazz. On top of that, they’ve added djembe and a little ambient percussion.They soon become known as the local “jam band” with African rhythm and guitars finding their way together.Their main mission is to have fun, seeking a sound which is healing, astral, transcendent – and danceable!Rhythm Method has performed at Hoffman Center For The Arts, Pine Grove Community House, Manzanita Farmer’s Market and Nehalem Beehive.  Sedona FireSedona Fire – The annals of rock n’ roll history are crammed with legendary artists who experimented with different musical styles. Led Zeppelin layered their hard rock with the blues; The Police dabbled in reggae; Paul Simon took on zydeco; Blondie recorded a rap song.The idea was to stretch and grow as artists.That might describe Sedona Fire Band, a diverse ensemble from the Nehalem Valley.Playing an eclectic blend of genre-crossing music they’ve dubbed “world folk fusion,” this outfit isn’t afraid to challenge themselves — as evidenced by the levels of instrumentation band members bring to each gig: vocals, flute, cornet, cello, bass and percussion.According to singer Sedona Torres, “world folk fusion” is an eclectic combination of world, folk, rock and blues.“We’re very eclectic,” Torres said. “We’ve done a lot of diverse stuff because all of us have had different experiences with different music.”  Joe WrabekJoe Wrabek – Hailing from Garibaldi, Joe is a singer/songwriter, known for his funny story-telling lyrics.From global warming (“The Termite Song”) to organized religion (“Can I Have Your Car When the Rapture Comes?”) few subjects have been safe from Wrabek’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics.Wrabek has played with the bands Deathgrass and Coaster, as well as Tico Marimba, Tillamook County’s only marimba band.As a member of the Southern Oregon Songwriters Association and Songwriters Association of Washington, D.C., Joe’s songs have garnered awards. Most recently, “Playing in the Ruins” won first place in the “Country Division” of the prestigious 2014 UK Songwriting Contest in England. David WieganDavid Wiegan – Though his day job is as Executive Director at North County Recreation District, Wiegan is an accomplished acoustic guitarist and singer. Steeped in blues and rock, Wiegan has recorded his own CD, “One Guitar,” an eclectic collection of original songs all played on acoustic guitar with rock blues, reggae, and some country influences. Released in 2015, it bears heavy influences from Eric Clapton and Jimmy Buffett.Wiegan has performed at a number of local venues around Oregon, including opening for guitar virtuoso Terry Robb at Hoffman Center for the Arts.The post 5 Great Tillamook Coast Bands & Musicians appeared first on Tillamook Coast.
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Visit like a local: volunteer!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019 in Visit Tillamook Coast | Comments Off on Visit like a local: volunteer!

Want authentic experiences when you travel? A vacation that goes beyond souvenirs and postcards.“Visit like a local” is a great way to tour while lending a hand.Volunteering is a big part of what makes the wheels turn in our little coastal communities along the Tillamook Coast.Enjoy gardening? Check in with Lower Nehalem Community Trust.Like books? Drop by one of the branches of the Tillamook County Library System.Love area history? Introduce yourself at Garibaldi Maritime Museum or Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem BayPassionate about community safety and emergency preparedness? Check in with Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay.There are hundreds of ways you can make a difference. If you need help finding the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you, visit one of the Chambers of Commerce or visitors centers that operate from Manzanita to Neskowin. Manzanita Visitor’s CenterWhether you’re here once a week, once a month or once a year there’s a volunteer opportunity just waiting for you.The post Visit like a local: volunteer! appeared first on Tillamook Coast.
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