There’s plenty to do this weekend in Lincoln City.
JAN 18 – 19
Experience the largest wood carving show in all of Oregon at the Coastal Carvers’ 22nd Annual “Artistry In Wood Show 2014″ on January 18 and 19 at Chinook Winds Convention Center, 1777 N.W. 44th St., in Lincoln City.
The non-juried show, with free admission, is open on Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Free seminars for kids and adults will be offered on both days.
The Theme for 2014 is “Native American”
In the evening, you can head to the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Highway 101, to listen to SLIPSHOD at 7 pm Saturday
The Cultural Center website says this: “Billed as Oregon’s best Americana dynamic duo, Steve Blanchard and Matthew Snook take their guitars, banjo and dobro to the limit. Best of bluegrass, blues, Americana and Old-Time music.”
Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Call 541-994-9994 to buy tickets ahead of time.
The Inn at Wecoma is now featuring plushtop mattresses in its King Deluxe bedrooms. These rooms also have a cozy fireplace and a view of the ocean in the distance!
To learn more about Lincoln City and the Inn at Wecoma, visit our website at http://www.innatwecoma.com/ or check out any of our blogs. We’d love to hear what you have to say as well:
Those long walks on the beach have their special charm in the winter. A dusting of snow this past week gave the shoreline a new look. Come down and enjoy a quiet beach – and after you return to your cozy Inn at Wecoma room, you can take the chill off in our inviting hot tub or sauna!
There’s plenty of other things to enjoy in Lincoln City this time of year.
Holiday shoppers are in a festive mood at our many stores and at the outlet mall. The wonderful Lincoln City Visitors website has more information here:
The nightspots have a variety of music:
We have a wide variety of excellent restaurants:
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Winter time is “agate time” on Oregon’s beaches and a great time to visit Lincoln City.
Agates wash down to the ocean from rivers and streams that are forever eroding their banks. Those streams are flowing fast and high this time of year, so the agate supply is being replenished.
After they reach the ocean, the stones get rounded and polished in the rocky surf. Then winter storms drive the stones onto the beaches. Those same storms wash the beach sand away, exposing gravel beds where sharp-eyed and patient hunters might be lucky enough to spot the glassy-looking agates.
The best time to look for agates is a few hours after high tide, while the sea level is dropping. Be aware of the tides and know when to expect the water level to rise again. You don’t want to be caught out on the rocks or on some secluded beach that gets flooded at high tide.
There’s another reason why winter is a good time for agate hunting: fewer people! Beaches that get picked over in the summer are ready and waiting just for you.
There are many excellent websites with information on agate hunting. Here’s one:
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The natural beauty of the Oregon coast is a sight to behold. This glorious sunrise, photographed by Cherise Glaze, was seen at Devils Lake in Lincoln City. Come visit the coast to enjoy Oregon’s native beauty. The Inn at Wecoma is handy to the beach and to the lake as well.
This weekend, the Lincoln City Cultural Center is holding Native American Heritage Day. On Saturday, November 9, from noon to 4, area tribal members will discuss traditional arts, crafts, cooking, and history. Learn more at the Cultural Center website: http://www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org/events/native-american-heritage-day
Learn more about the Inn at Wecoma by visiting the hotel website at: http://www.innatwecoma.com/
Explore the hotel’s other blogs as well:
October is a lovely time to visit Lincoln City. The weather has been wonderful, with plenty of sun. And there’s plenty to do. Come visit our shops and art galleries. Enjoy fresh seafood. Have a long walk on the beach and explore our tidepools! Birdwatchers, whale watchers, trail hikers are all having a great time as well.
And then there are the awesome sunsets! Thanks to Cherise Glaze for this marvelous photo.
It’s a short walk to the beach from the Inn at Wecoma. Check it out at: http://www.innatwecoma.com/index.php
Weekday visits to the beach are wonderful. You feel like you have the place to yourself. It’s a great place for a run or a walk for you and your best friend. Come watch pelicans diving into the ocean for fish — or sea lions leaping through the waves. This dog was having a great time playing in the surf.
And when your day is done and you’re ready for a break, come relax at the Inn at Wecoma: http://www.innatwecoma.com/index.php
We welcome small dogs as well: http://www.innatwecoma.com/pet-policy.php
There are still some great sunny days left for bike riding!
Two bicycles are available for daily rentals at the Inn:
This is cool! Soap is such a simple thing – we take it for granted. And yet in places all over the world a little soap can mean means the difference between life and death, especially for children. There are so many food-borne and other diseases that can be controlled through simple hygiene.
Here at the Inn at Wecoma we are doing something about it. By joining the ‘Clean The World’ soap and bottled amenities drive, we are helping this organization provide this simple yet vital resource to people all over the world. It’s a small thing, but for the child whose life is saved, it means everything. We’ll be collecting soap donations, adding bottled amenities that don’t get used by guests, and shipping them to Clean The World for distribution through NGOs around the world.
As an added benefit, reusing the bottled amenities reduces the amount of waste dumped into landfills. Since its inception, Clean The World has eliminated 1.2 million pounds of hotel waste. At the Inn at Wecoma, we welcome this addition to our commitment as a Green Hotel. Here’s a link to the Clean The World website:
This page has information about hygiene and health, as well as listing the countries they serve:
Here’s a list of NGOs they work with here in the US, and around the world:
And this page describes our Green Hotel practices:
There’s a lot going on in Lincoln City this weekend. The Mutt Masters Dog Show and Olympics is being held on Saturday, May 19th, at the south end of town in the Taft District. Bring your dog and stay at the Inn at Wecoma, your pet-friendly hotel in Lincoln City! For more information on our pet policy, visit http://www.innatwecoma.com/pets . Registration for Mutt Masters opens at 11:00 AM on Saturday, and the events kick off at noon. Visit the event website for more information:
Also, the first 2012 Soap Box Derby will be held in Lincoln City on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 & 20. Cars will race on NE 22nd St. both days from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, with drivers from 7 to 17 years of age running against others in their age group. You can learn more about this by checking out the facebook page for the Oregon Coast Soap Box Derby Association:
A little further afield, Rogue Brewery in Newport is holding the 6th Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest. This unique, dog-friendly event benefits local charities:
- Central Oregon Coast Humane Society
- Friends of Lincoln County Animal Shelter (FOLCAS)
- Lincoln County Animal Shelter
- Newport Police Department K-9 unit
- White Wolf Sanctuary
The festival is held annually in memory of ‘Brewer’, the faithful companion of Rogue Brewmaster John Maier, who passed away on May 20th, 2006. For three days you can go have a beer with your ‘best friend’. Sweet!
Here’s the website for more information: