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December 29, 2018

Celebrating Service To Others Locally During MLK Weekend

Is one of your New Years’ resolutions to be of service to others? Join the our communities during Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend as we celebrate the ideals of volunteerism and service with several special local events. Come to the Community Volunteer Fair, Saturday, January 19 from 10 am to 3 pm […]
December 27, 2018
Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge 2019

You get bragging rights only if you do the MANZANITA POLAR PLUNGE!! It’s that time of year again to shed your inhibitions, fears and some common sense! When: New Year’s Day 2019 Location: Neahkahnie Beach (one mile north of downtown Manzanita, last area you can park, past 3 way stop sign. There […]
December 19, 2018

Give The Gift Of Manzanita This Christmas

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? Tired of impersonal online shopping or the cavernous “Big Box” stores? Look no further than Manzanita, where a wide variety of unique shops, restaurants and lodging options offer perfect, personal gift ideas. Shopping No home is complete without art. Locally made, original art is available at […]
December 4, 2018

Winter Whale Watch Week

Gray whales are on the move along the Oregon coast headed south to their winter grounds off Baja California, Mexico. Let trained volunteers help you spot the migrating whales during the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department annual winter Whale Watching Week, Dec. 27-31. Volunteers with the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will […]
December 2, 2018

Give The Gift Of Volunteering Locally

So many organizations in Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler run on volunteer power. Are you looking to lend a hand but not sure where to start? Email the Manzanita Visitors Center at info@exploremanzanita.com and we’ll help you find the right fit. Here is a list of local groups that need your help today. […]
November 9, 2018

‘Plaid Friday’ Coming to Manzanita, Nehalem & Wheeler

Join a host of area merchants for “Plaid Friday” on November 23rd! The name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative […]
November 9, 2018

Kick Up Your Heels At The Holiday Dance

Come dance off that Thanksgiving dinner with the cool sounds of local legends Rhythm Method, Saturday, November 24 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Pine Grove Community House. Light refreshments provided. This is a FREE event, but donations of canned food items are being accepted at the door to benefit North […]
November 1, 2018
Santa and Mrs Claus

Enjoy the Holiday Kids Fair

Need something for the whole family to do after a day of shopping? Come to the Pine Grove for an evening of family fun on Friday, November 23 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Local organizations and non-profits will have tables with special hands-on arts and crafts projects for kids to make. […]
October 11, 2018

Saying Goodbye To Jim Mudd

Anyone who has ever visited Manzanita knows Jim Mudd, “Mr. Mudd Dog.” Jim passed away recently, leaving behind a legacy of philanthropy and generosity. James Malburn Mudd, the self-proclaimed “Manzanita Man of the Century”, was born February 28th, 1941 to Jane Crossley and Malburn Mudd in Vancouver, Washington. Growing up as an […]
October 9, 2018

Enter Our Monthly Photo Contest

Are you a shutterbug? Is your phone bursting with photos of Neahkahnie Mountain, Laneda Avenue, or the Nehalem River. Well, you’re in luck! Each month, the Manzanita Visitors Center holds a photo contest that showcases great photos of our little town. Send us your favorites shots from Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler and […]