Historic Carousel & Hoffman Covered Bridge
Get ready for a fun day stepping back into yesteryear while visiting the Historic Carousel and Museum, and the Crabtree Creek (Hoffman) Covered Bridge on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
The Carousel and Museum averages over 8,000 visitors each month. Visitors ride on the carousel and go on the tour to watch the master carvers and master painters at work creating the beautiful animals that become a part of the carousel. There are over 50 hand carved animals on display, along with the restored carousel. Also, be sure to stop in the gift shop and pick up that perfect souvenir!
The Crabtree Creek (Hoffman) Covered Bridge was built in 1936 and is 90 feet long. This covered bridge spans Crabtree Creek one mile northeast of the town of Crabtree. Both the town and the creek were named for John Crabtree, who settled in the area in 1845. The covered bridge was named after its builder, Lee Hoffman. The Hoffman Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Crabtree Creek-Hoffman Covered Bridge in 1987.
The cost for this trip is $16.00. Times: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. To register for this fun trip, go online to: www.newportoregon.gov/sc and click on the dark blue banner “Browse the catalog and register.” In the catalog you may view a listing of additional trips, hikes, events, classes, and educational presentations. For additional information, call the office at 541-265-9617, or stop by at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR. Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter.
COFFEE CORRAL CHALLENGE
In recent years, there has been an explosion of coffee sellers around the world, from small, one-location businesses to large chain enterprises such as Starbucks. Lincoln County is no different; residents do love their coffee. According to a recent online count, there are more than 80 coffee shops in Lincoln County. To introduce you to local roasters and to encourage you to “Buy Local,” the Newport 60+ Activity Center is hosting a Coffee Corral Challenge, which we hope will become an annual event.
The Challenge will be held on Saturday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A number of local roasters, including Catalina’s Coffee and Elk City Coffee, will have their coffee available to taste. They will be highlighting various ways to prepare your coffee.
Attendees can buy coffee by the cup or by the bag. Danielle Knudsen of Dark Moon Doughnuts will also be here to sell her goodies.
Judges from the community will be on hand to rate the different local, fresh-roasted coffees, both light and dark roasts. The criteria they will be judging are pleasant aroma, full body, great flavor, perfect acidity level, natural sweetness and smooth finish.
This fun event is open to all ages. Come and discover the different roasts available in Lincoln County and vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award.
For more information, please stop by the office at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, or give us a call at 541-265-9617. For a complete list of trips, classes or events, please visit our website at www.newportoregon.gov/sc. You can also find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter.
Fall Creek Festival
The Oregon Hatchery Research Center in Alsea, OR, will host their annual Fall Creek Festival on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
The Festival features a day of art workshops, fun activities, tours of the facility, and lunch provided by the Thyme Garden. The workshops include: Watercolor Painting, Fish Printing, Leather Working, Grocery Bag Stenciling, Christmas Ornament decorating, Alcohol Ink Tiles, and much more!
The Oregon Hatchery Research Center is a state-of-the-art research facility that provides a unique place for scientists to study native fish recovery and hatchery programs. The goal of the Research Center is to answer questions related to fish recovery and hatchery programs, including the differences that may exist between wild and hatchery fish, and how to better manage those differences.
The Oregon Hatchery Research Center is jointly operated by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries & Wildlife.
The cost for this trip is $15.00. Times are: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. To register for this fun trip, go online to: www.newportoregon.gov/sc and click on the dark blue banner “Browse the catalog and register.” In the catalog you may view a listing of additional trips, hikes, events, classes, and educational presentations. For additional information, call the office at 541-265-9617, or stop by at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR. Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter