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A round-up of Overleaf News, Local Events and Coastal Curiosities

November 10–12, 2017

Yachats Celtic Music Festival
The Yachats Celtic Music Festival returns for its 17th year! More than a dozen musical acts, workshops and presentations, dancing, jam sessions, beer and whiskey tastings. Chi mi a dh’aithghearr sibh. See you soon…goin’ to be a whale of a time!

November 16, 2017

5th Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium
A free event for all! Food and drinks will be served. The Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is a community event aimed at promoting local stewardship efforts and raising awareness about current research being conducted within the Cape Perpetua nearshore and adjacent watersheds. This year’s event will feature keynote speaker William Pearcy, of Oregon State University, sharing his research and significance of Heceta Bank.

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Doors open at 5:00 pm; Keynote begins at 5:30 pm

December 9, 10, 16, 17, 2017

Heceta Head Light Station – Victorian Christmas Open House
The Queen Ann style Keeper’s House will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and there will be a holiday raffle with great prizes from local businesses. Shuttle service will be offered from Heceta Head Light Station State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door. Or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach. The parking fee is $5 or present your Oregon Coast Passport.

For more information call: (541) 547-3696

January 1, 2018

Yachats New Year’s Day Peace Hike
Start the new year on the right foot and join the 8th annual New Year’s Day Peace Hike! The hike begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Yachats Commons, 441 N. Hwy 101. Hikers will follow a 3.5 mile loop that includes sections of the 804 Trail, the Ya’Xaik Trail and the Gerdemann Botanic Preserve public footpath. The varying terrain of each section ensures hikers of all abilities have the opportunity to participate. Upon returning to the Commons, hikers will celebrate with refreshments and camaraderie. A news release with details for the 2018 hike will be posted as the date nears. 2017 Poster | 2017 News Release

January 13–14, 2018

6th Annual Yachats Agate Festival
The village gem invites you to the 6th annual Yachats Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show. The festival weekend will feature spectacular displays as well as family friendly learning opportunities for all ages. There will be special guest speakers and the Oregon Coast Agate Club will also be joining in with demonstrations and club displays. Presented by Planet Yachats and sponsored by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce.

January 27, 2018

Yachats Lions Annual Crab Feed
All You Can Eat Until It’s Gone! Crab dinner includes french bread, cole slaw, baked beans, choice of coffee or soda and great fun! Stay posted for 2018 information.

12:30 pm seating, Yachats Commons
4:00 pm seating, (groups only) Yachats Commons
4:00 pm seating, Yachats Lions Club

In the meantime, see the 2017 Media Release