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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 […]
September 27, 2018

SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup

The annual SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup comes to Manzanita on Saturday, September 29 from 10 am to 1 pm. It’s a chance to pitch in and help tidy up our beautiful stretch of beach. Join SOLVE and thousands of volunteers this weekend to support the health of our public beaches, neighborhoods, […]
September 13, 2018

Manzanita Music Festival 2018

Presented by San Dune Pub, the two day music festival will take place at the San Dune Pub, A Mighty Thai, and MacGregor’s, A Whiskey Bar, Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th, 2018. The 3rd annual Manzanita Music Festival will benefit the Neahkahnie School District Music Program. The festival has helped […]
August 20, 2018

Getting To Know You: CARTM & The Refindery

CARTM is the solid waste transfer station, recycling center and thrift shop located on Necarney City Road south of Manzanita. In 1953, Tillamook County bought nine acres in the sand dunes south of Manzanita to use as a public dump. Until the 1970s, anyone could dump anything at any time at no […]