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February 15, 2016

Hoffman Center & Community Trust Screen “Behind The Emerald Curtain”

As part of the Manzanita Film Series, The Hoffman Center for the Arts will screen the 2015 documentary film “Behind the Emerald Curtain” Friday, February 26. The film will start at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be free. “Behind the Emerald Curtain” documents the impact of herbicide spraying on the logged lands in […]
February 14, 2016

Hoffman Center For The Arts Welcomes Author Matt Love

Matt Love will read from his latest book, “The Great Birthright: An Oregon Novel,” at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita on Saturday, March 5, 2016, with a writing workshop during the day (10 am to 3 pm). The reading is a special event of the Manzanita Writers’ Series. In […]
February 7, 2016
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Author Ellen Urbani To Speak At Hoffman Center For The Arts

Join Ellen Urbani to work on the fundamentals of writing short-form personal narratives/essays with a focus on attention-getting openers, truth-telling, brevity, and powerful summations. Students will explore the concept of universal themes and how to use them to draw in readers. There may be opportunities to write (so please bring a laptop […]
February 6, 2016

Rainy Day Reading

Jody Swanson at Cloud & Leaf Bookstore has a couple of great books to help you weather the weather. Click on the image below to check them out!
January 3, 2016

Winter Wanderings

With the onset of rain, wind and cold, Coastal residents and visitors take stock of what winter represents; perhaps a needed vacation or catching up on reading. But let not the weather dampen your sense of adventure. The Oregon Coast’s beauty is not limited by season. Get outside now and see things […]
January 2, 2016

Lower Nehalem Watershed Council Speaker Series

Do you love seabirds? Want to learn how to get involved and help scientists understand seabird populations in marine reserves? Join Lower Nehalem Watershed Council as they welcome Joe Liebezeit, Avian Conservation Program Manager of the Audubon Society of Portland for a presentation on how citizen science has enabled a better understanding […]
December 29, 2015

Calling All Performers! Community Talent Showcase Coming Soon

One of the Hoffman Center For The Arts’ most exciting events of the year, The Manzanita Community Talent Showcase, has been set for Saturday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m. This year we’ll also be doing a matinee show the following day( 1/31). We’re looking for musicians, magicians, comedians, singers, actors, ventriloquists, or […]
December 20, 2015

Buried Beneath The Sand

Buried treasure, the legendary riches hidden in the ground by pirates, is a part of mythical lore. That hasn’t stopped intrepid explorers from searching, and the beaches of the North Coast are a haven for metal detecting enthusiasts. Nehalem resident Richard Mulcahy spent 31 years teaching writing to Neahkahnie High School students. […]
December 18, 2015

It’s Polar Plunge Time Again

Hello Plungers and want to be plungers: Its that time of year again, anticipation is growing, but its best not think about it too much unless you are considering what they will wear to the Annual New Years Day Polar Plunge. Costumes are getting popular and very in. Here is the jist […]
December 17, 2015

First Day Hikes Return to Oregon State Parks

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) joins America’s State Parks in sponsoring First Day Hikes in 28 Oregon State Parks on New Year’s Day, including Nehalem Bay State Park. Park rangers or volunteers will lead most of the hikes. Day-use parking fees are waived for all visitors at participating parks Jan. 1 […]