David Wiegan Acoustic Blues


David Wiegan
Saturday | February 10 |7:00pm
Admission $10
Hoffman Center for the Arts |594 Laneda Avenue

David’s live performances are best described as edgy acoustic/electric blues-rock along with some originals. Cover material features Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, blues classics and a few Beatles and reggae tunes. He uses pre-recorded “loops” to create a full band sound when performing solo, including some 3 and 4 part harmonies.

David has played in a variety of bands and has recorded for Mercury Records and Harbinger Northwest Records. In 2004 he released a solo CD which is available on CD-Baby and i-tunes. In 2015 he released a solo acoustic CD which is also available at CD Baby.

David has also appeared on many television shows and has performed in a wide variety of clubs, festivals, fairs, and outdoor concerts including Northwind outdoor concerts on the north coast and outdoor concerts in Lincoln City for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. He’s appeared at McMenamins’ Hotel Oregon, Golden Valley Brewpub, Turkeyrama, and Brown Bag Concerts. More recently he has performed at the Florence Chowder, Blues, and Brews Festival, Columbus Day Festivals, Chamber of Commerce events including headlining for the Fourth of July Concert on the Florence Waterfront, Windfest Concerts on the Florence Waterfront for the Port of Siuslaw, Wakonda Brewpub, Homegrown Pub, Backstreet Gallery, Power of Florence and Relay for Life outdoor concerts and has opened twice for the Henry Turner Jr. band from Louisiana.  Some of his performances at the 2016 Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation Benefit Concert are available on Youtube.

Second Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration: The Power of LOVE!

 “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.
Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

January 13 – 15, 2018
The Oregon Coast Love Coalition (OCLC) invites you to join us for the 2nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend celebrating his message of love, hope and unity.  The theme for this year is
“The Power of LOVE!”

Saturday, January 13th | 4:00pm
The weekend kicks off on Saturday, January 13th at 4:00pm with a showing of the documentary film, “No Joke ! ” at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church , 36050 10 th Street, Nehalem OR. The film tells the story of three clergymen — a Rabbi, an Imam, and a preacher — who forge a lasting friendship that doesn’t require abandoning the unique beliefs they each hold. These three men have learned the art of “staying in the room with difference,” the deep connection that comes from “being unusually interested in each other,” and the freedom that comes when we “stop comparing my best with your worst.” Following the film, we will share a meal and break bread together . We will then have a discussion using the World Café model: shaping our futures through conversations that matter. The discussion will be moderated by Pastor Steve Wolfe.
Sunday, January 14th | 6:00pm
Hoffman Center of the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita
Join us for an evening of storytelling. In “Unsung Heroes: Th eir Lives, Their Stories” members of our community will take us on a journey into the lives of others who made a substantial impact to the civil rights movement: Ruby Bridges, Bayard Rustin, Fannie Lou Hammer, Howard Thurman, Andrew Goodman, Bernice Fisher, Claudette Colvin, Tracy Sims, Emmett Till, Willa Brown, Ella Baker and Mahalia Jackson. T he performance ( featuring songs of the movement by LaNicia Williams).
Monday, January 15th | 8:30am – 2:00pm
We will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a community day of service. The Oregon Coast Love Coalition is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to provide service within our community through Tillamook county Habitat’s Ramps & Rails Program which offers loans to qualifying seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans. For more information on qualifying for a loan through Habitat or having a home serviced, please email Cami Aufdermauer atcaufdermauer@tillamookhabitat.org.

If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer, please email LaNicia Williams at coastalsoulnw@gmail.com
We will have a continental breakfast for team members at each location. Following work, we will have a community lunch prepared by Jake Burden, owner of Offshore Grill Rockaway Beach, Oregon, at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church, 36050 10 th St., Nehalem OR. All events are free to the public and family friendly. Our sponsors include: Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church, Nehalem Lumber, Offshore Grill, Cash & Carry, and community and friends of Oregon Coast Love Coalition.

The Oregon Coast Love Coalition was founded in 2016 by LaNicia Williams to help create and foster a culture of inclusion in the communities of the Oregon Coast, so anyone can visit or live here and be respected regardless of race, economic standing, political or religious background, sexual orientation or dis ability status. The group is dedicated to creating an environment where differences are set aside for the common denominator of love and community.

The Power of Humor and Laughter 

 

The Power of Humor and Laughter
Art of Aging/of Dying series
WednesdayFebruary 14 | 3:00 to 5:00pm
Admission $5
Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita 

 

Please note this is a change to Wednesday.
All of our Art of Aging/of Dying events will be on Wednesdays in 2018.

Join us for the Power of Laughter presentation by longtime Motivational Humorist, author and trainer Gail Hand, at the Hoffman Center for the Arts, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Gail started her stand-up career in 1989 in San Francisco and has since toured with her Power of Laughter programs to over 1000 companies, universities & associations in the U.S. and Canada.  She has spoken to over 75,000 college students in 45 states over 20 years. She has produced the Power of Laughter Yoga clubs in over 500 organizations and will start us off with some Laughter Yoga on the 14th.

Gail is author of Are You Sure You Want to Post That? and The Power of Laughter: Seven Secrets to Living and Laughing in a Stressful World.  She’ll share those seven secrets. Her books will be for sale that afternoon. Check her out at http://www.gailhand.com.

There is plenty of research on the benefits of humor and laughter, for body, mind and spirit. Laughter changes brain chemistry and may boost the immune system. Humor may allow a person to feel in control of a situation and make it seem more manageable. It allows people to release fears, anger, and stress, all of which can harm the body over time. Humor improves the quality of life at every age. Even without the research, we know this intuitively.

During the dark days of winter, our original plan was to have a team of Art of Aging facilitators lead everyone in a few hours of adding humor and laughter into your life. Quite frankly, our group of mostly introverts was a little concerned (but committed) about pulling this session off. Then the universe stepped in and Gail Hand contacted us. Voila, an expert coming to town. Don’t miss this! Be ready to laugh!

You’ll walk away with a handout full of resources of movies, books and other resources to turn to when you need a laugh. Please bring any favorites of your own to share.

The event will be held at Hoffman Center for the Arts; 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR from 3-5 pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.  There is a $5 fee to attend.

If you’d like to be on an email list for the Art of Aging and Art of Dying announcements, email telaskinner@gmail.com

The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave). For more  information contact Tela Skinner –  telaskinner@gmail.com

 

 

Living and Dying: A Love Story

Documentary Living and Dying: A Love Story
Wednesday January 24
, 2018  | 3:00-5:00pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts
594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita

 The Art of Aging/Dying Series presents the film Living and Dying: A Love Story. Following the film, two local volunteers with End of Life Choices Oregon will discuss issues affecting access to using the Death with Dignity Law in our local North Coast communities.

 Living and Dying: A Love Story is an intimate family film by Sher and Rob Safran, documenting the last week of Sher’s parents’ life. Retired Kaiser Permanente surgeon, and former medical missionaries, Charlie and Francie, now in their late 80s and residing in a continuing care retirement community, have both been diagnosed with six months or fewer to live. Longtime supporters of the right-to-die movement, Charlie and Francie have chosen to use the State of Oregon’s Death with Dignity option — together.

With loving and logistical support from eldest daughter Jerilyn, medical evaluations by caring physicians, and practical information and guidance from volunteers with End of Life Choices, Charlie and Francie move through the Death with Dignity qualification process.

 The film highlights the family’s remarkable acceptance of death, open communication, and intentional preparation.

 As the date for their planned death nears, their family gathers with laughter and tears to celebrate Charlie and Francie’s 70 years together, and to say goodbye. Days later, Charlie and Francie fulfill their heartfelt wish — peacefully passing, hand in hand.

 Filmed in cinéma vérité style, this powerful film is about so much more than Death with Dignity; it is an invitation to change the end-of-life narrative by embracing living and dying with equal measures of love.

 The event will be held at Hoffman Center for the Arts; 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR from 3-5 pm on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  There is a $5 fee to attend. 

 Please note the change to Wednesday
All Art of Aging/of Dying events will be on Wednesdays in 2018

 If you’d like to be on an email list for the Art of Aging and Art of Dying announcements, email telaskinner@gmail.com

 The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave). For more information contact Tela Skinner, at telaskinner@gmail.com

“Jump Into Life in Your Second Adulthood, or ‘Now What?’”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | 3:00 to 5:00pm
Jump Into Life in Your Second Adulthood, or Now What?
Presentation for the Art of Aging/of Dying series
Admission $5
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita

Please note this is a change to Wednesday. All of our Art of Aging/of Dying events will be on Wednesdays in 2018.

Are you at the stage of wondering, “Now what?” You’ve retired to the coast or retired from work already living here at the coast; you are living in an empty nest; you have renovated your dream home; you are new here and figuring out your place. And you are living your Second Adulthood, life after 50. For many of us, we get an entire second adulthood, not raising children or pursuing a career, so the question becomes “Now what?”

Join us to explore some of the goals and dreams you have either given up on or not quite yet clarified, and to figure out how to put those goals into action. Your goals can be in any area: physical, spiritual, social, mental, psychological, practical, creative.

This is an interactive workshop format rather than a discussion group. It will include researched information, a few exercises and some group brainstorming, so bring a pen and something to write on (notebook, magazine). Handout provided. If you attended Tela Skinner’s session on Priorities, you might want to review your notes from that day beforehand.

Prior to “retiring,” Kathie Hightower spent 26 years doing workshops in the corporate and government world, traveling the world the past 20+ years presenting workshops for military spouses, focused on happiness, stress/energy management, and especially on how to see possibilities in the face of many obstacles. Now she’s focusing her research on the topic of Second Adulthood, how to stay active, engaged, healthy and purposeful after 50, and yes, how to see possibilities when faced with obstacles of aging. Kathie last presented a workshop on the physical aspects of aging for Art of Aging.

The event will be held at Hoffman Center for the Arts; 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR from 3-5 pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  There is a $5 fee to attend.

If you’d like to be on an email list for the Art of Aging and Art of Dying announcements, email telaskinner@gmail.com

The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave). For more information is available contact Tela Skinner, at telaskinner@gmail.com

 

 

Sounds of the Season Featuring the Autoharp

Sounds of the Season
Thursday, December 7 | 4:00pm 
Admission is free
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue

North Tillamook Library in Manzanita is proud to announce they are partnering with the Hoffman Center for the Arts to bring the community a program entitled Sounds of the Season featuring the autoharp.

Adam Miller will present “Folksongs of the Winter Holidays” at public libraries throughout the west coast, and Manzanita is one of the lucky locations. This sing-along program features well-known and not-so-well-known traditional folk songs and carols for New Year’s, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice.

The Hoffman Center for the Arts will host the program on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 4:00 PM. There is no admission charge.

A resident of the Pacific Coast of Oregon, Adam Miller is one of the finest autoharpists in the world. He is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. He travels 70,000 miles a year and has performed in concert halls from the Everglades to the Arctic Circle.

Swing into the Holidays with Jazzatti-tude!

Saturday, December 9 | 7-9pm
$10 cover | All ages
Hoffman Center, Manzanita

Jazzatti-tude is a quartet of  local talent. The band consists of Doug Proctor on keyboards, Robert Brook on guitar, Leo Lawyer on percussion, and vocalist Sydney Elliott.

Join us for an evening of lounge, swing, samba, and holiday tunes. Some snacks and beverages will be provided.

Bob Brook and Doug Proctor founded the group in 2012. Sydney Elliott joined the band in 2016, and Leo Lawyer joined the group this year.

Before Jazzatti-tude, Bob Brook was in Shy Jazz. Now, the group performs mainly on the Oregon Coast, from Tillamook to Astoria.

Talking about Dying

“Talking about Dying”
Presentation by award-winning gerontologist Jenny Sasser
Art of Aging/of Dying series
Tuesday, November 28 | 3-5pm
Donations are welcome
Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita

What do we think about when we think of dying? When we think about our own dying, what do we want most? This program provides an opportunity for participants to reflect on what stories and influences shape their thinking about death and dying and to hear perspectives and ideas from fellow community members.

Thanks to the generous support of WRG Foundation Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Humanities offers Talking about Dying to communities throughout the state at no cost to hosts.

Jennifer (Jenny) Sasser, Ph.D. is an award-winning educational gerontologist, transdisciplinary scholar, and community activist. Jenny served as Chair of the Department of Human Sciences and Founding Director of Gerontology at Marylhurst University from 1999 to 2015.  In addition to co-authoring Aging: Concepts and Controversies with Harry Moody (now in its 9th edition), she is first author on the forthcoming book Gerontology: The basics. Her founded the Gero-Punk Project (www.geropunkproject.org) and offers consulting, workshops and presentations throughout North America.  She also teaches Adult Development and Aging; Supporting End-of-Life; and End-of-Life Practices in the Gerontology program at Portland Community College.

The event will be held at Hoffman Center for the Arts; 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR from 3-5 pm on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  This event is free; however we welcome donations to the Art of Aging/of Dying program.

If you’d like to be on an email list for the Art of Aging and Art of Dying announcements, email telaskinner@gmail.com

The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave). For more information contact Tela Skinner, at telaskinner@gmail.com

 

 

Emergency Preparedness Presentation

Emergency Preparedness presentation
Art of Aging/of Dying
November 14 | 3 to 5 pm
Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita
Admission: $5

How prepared are you personally for local emergencies large or small in our town?

Come hear Emergency Volunteer Corp members Margaret Steele, M.D. and Linda Cook help us learn how to become better prepared for all types of emergencies.

They will discuss common emergencies such as short-term power outages, floods, trees down, as well as major emergencies like tornados and earthquake/tsunami as well as medical emergencies. Having seen the people affected by the recent floods, hurricanes and fires, this information is particularly timely.

Dr. Steele will help us understand medical aspects of emergency preparedness, including stockpiling at least 30 days of your medications, and how to personalize a First Aid Kit.

She will discuss basic health information, including important symptoms not to ignore, when to call 911, when to go to the ER or Urgent Care, and when to wait for a routine appointment with your doctor.

Linda Cook will show two examples of Go Bags and discuss how to supplement what you already have or to start new. She will also make suggestions as to what to have in needed supplies for Shelter in Place for longer-term emergencies.

They will be here to answer all your questions so that you will be able to leave feeling more empowered by learning what you need to do before the emergencies happen.

The event will be held at Hoffman Center for the Arts; 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR from 3-5 pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  There is a $5 fee to attend.

If you’d like to be on an email list for the Art of Aging and Art of Dying announcements, email telaskinner@gmail.com

The Art of Aging/of Dying Series is a program of the Hoffman Center of the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Ave). For more information contact Tela Skinner, at telaskinner@gmail.com

 

 

A Doctor’s Journey of Literary Discovery


A Doctor’s Journey of Literary Discovery
With Liz Cole

Fundraiser for Hoffman Center for the Arts
Wednesday, October 25 | 7pm
Hoffman Cenrer for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, OR
Admission $10

Liz shares glorious readings from the writings of the early 20th-century physician Sir William Osler  ~
“The Father of Modern Medicine”
~ and reflects on the ways in which medicine and literature illuminate each other.