Join us on St. Paddy’s Day for a fundraiser for the Neah-Kah-Nie Class of 2013 so they can celebrate graduation with a safe, alcohol-free trip. Enjoy (mostly) Celtic music by local band, Coaster. 3pm $12 a person ( under 12/over 65 only $8).
“These events are so much fun and the audiences really enjoy themselves,” said Center president David Dillon. “It’s amazing the variety of talent we have among us.”
Auditions will be held Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Center to select 12-15 acts for the show. The acts should be suitable for all ages and last no more than five minutes.
Admission to the Jan. 19 show will be $10. All proceeds will go to support the Center’s general operating fund.
Performer registration forms are available here. Simply bring the completed form to the audition.
Named Nature Transformed: Capturing Its Essence in the Arts, the show runs October 2 through November 4 at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. Admission is free.
Over 40 local and visiting guest artists offering works in every medium including painting, print making, jewelry, pottery, metal and glass sculpture, basket weaving, and the fiber arts. Works are available in all price ranges – there is something for everyone, and ideal kickoff Christmas shopping.
There will be an Opening Reception October 5, 5-7pm at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, featuring special silent auction, meet the artists, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and live music.
Proceeds benefit Tillamook County’s non-profit animal welfare group United Paws, offering low-cost spay/neuter programs, assistance with vet care for low-income families, rescue and adoption placement for homeless and abandoned cats & dogs, and eduction outreach regarding animal welfare to the community.
Summer in Words, an annual writing conference on the Oregon coast is now affiliated with the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. As part of this affiliation, funds are being raised so that Holly , a Hoffman Center instructor, can attend the conference. Additionally, a raffle sponsored by the conference will support the Hoffman Center, including their summer arts camp where Lorincz will be teaching writing to teens.
The amount for her scholarship is $265. If additional funds are raised SIW will also offer Lorincz a manuscript critique by a developmental editor. In addition, raffle items related to writing are being accepted, with a special interest in a local business offering a writer’s retreat lodging on the Oregon coast.
Holly Lorincz grew up on the Columbia River and now lives on the north Oregon coast. She taught high school language arts for 15 years at Neah-Kah-Nie High School while at the same time coaching an award-winning speech and debate team. She was the Oregon Speech Educator of the year in 2007 and has twice received Outstanding Educator awards from the National Federation of High Schools. She helped the speech team grow from zero to forty members in a school with 200 students, achieved three State Championships with seven of her competitors earning individual State Champion trophies, and served on the Oregon Speech & Debate State Committee Board for ten years.
Two years ago, Holly was forced to leave teaching when she contracted mononucleosis. The underlying Epstein Barr Virus has morphed into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, leaving her to battle physical and mental fatigue — a language arts specialist with a virus attached to her communications and short-term memory. No longer able to teach, she redefined herself as a novelist. Sometimes able to write only a sentence a day, sometimes a paragraph, but she writes. She dabbles in short story and poetry, loves writing children’s books with her six year old Auggie, and recently finished her first fiction novel, Smart Mouth.
Her website is at http://hollylorincz.wordpress.com/
Funds can be sent via PayPal or mailed to Summer in Words, P.O. Box 820141, Portland, OR 97282-1141. Contact Jessica Morrell at 503 287-2150 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details about the scholarship or raffle. Donors will be included in the Summer in Words written program unless they wish to remain anonymous.
Summer in Words is an annual writing conference held on the Oregon Coast. Chelsea Cain is the keynote speaker joining a group of award-winning and stellar professionals for a weekend that will inspire writers at all levels. The theme for this year’s conference is Refinement, Resonance & Renewal. SIW provides aspiring and established writers the opportunity to hone their writing skills, hear inspiring advice, and network with fellow writers. Cost for all three days is $265.00; single day pricing is also available.
Both beginning and established writers are invited to attend the conference. SIW will also feature a raffle with proceeds going to Hoffman Center a facility that provides arts in Manzanita and Write Around Portland, an organization that helps people transform their lives through writing. The conference is located at the Hallmark Inn & Resort located in midtown Cannon Beach overlooking Haystack Rock. Cloud & Leaf Bookstore of Manzanita will be selling books at the event.
Visit any of the instructors’ websites or blogs:
Chelsea Cain http://chelseacain.com/
Sage Cohen http://pathofpossibility.com/
Jessica Glenn http://mindbuckmedia.com/contact.shtml
Cathy Lamb http://www.cathylamb.net/
Jessica Morrell: www.jessicamorrell.com
Naseem Rakha http://www.naseemrakha.com/
Bruce Holland Rogers http://www.shortshortshort.com/
The registration fee of $265 covers tuition for the three-day conference, Friday night’s reception, Saturday lunch and keynote, and light breakfasts each morning. Friday night’s Writer’s Reception and the Saturday lunch and keynote are $25.
About Summer in Words: Founded in 2008 by Jessica Morrell Summer in Words was created to provide writers with an intimate conference experience in an uplifting setting so that attendees are energized, enlightened, and inspired. Jessica Morrell is the author of five books for writers and Voices From the Street which is about homeless people in Portland, Oregon
LINKS TO PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES about Holly Lorincz:
Poetry Award http://www.writersdigest.com/poetryawards
Educator Award http://www.nfhs.org/content.aspx?id=3917
The Annual Manzanita Library Book Sale will be held on Saturday, May 26th from 9am to 4pm. We have a wonderful selection of books this year. Most books are priced $1-4. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Manzanita Branch of the Tillamook Library.
The Hoffman Center will house non-fiction books including biography, cookbooks, history, politics, psychology, self-help, religion, philosophy, science, nature, humor, reference and coffee table books. The Pine Grove will house fiction including mystery, science fiction, fantasy, poetry, video and vintage – plus children and young adult books. The half-price sale will begin at 2pm this year.
Get out your cool junk—it’s time to make trash art. The Trash Art Show is all about working with that irresistibly interesting stuff you’ve been collecting just waiting to be made into art!
All the rules are made to be broken when creating trash art. From breaking dishes into shards and reforming them into beautiful mosaics, to using broken lawn mower parts to make a kinetic sculpture—everything is fair game.
The 14th annual Trash Art Show is a unique local tradition and creative fundraiser. This year’s show will benefit CARTM and Hoffman Center.
Two dates and times have been scheduled to deliver Trash Art for the show. Friday, June 29, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 30, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. No late entries will be accepted.
Artists may submit up to three pieces of work for the show, which this year will be held at the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. There is no entry fee and the only stipulation is that all artwork must be made with recycled, repurposed or reused materials and must fit through a standard size door. The work must be for sale with the split being 50 percent to the artist and 50 percent donated to CARTM and Hoffman Center.
Each submitted piece must have a title and be ready with appropriate hardware for hanging or display.
For more information contact Lorraine Ortiz at 503-368-7160 or email@example.com.
CARTM, www.cartm.org, and Hoffman Center, hoffmanblog.org, are both 501c(3) non-profit organizations and are both registered partners with the Oregon Cultural Trust.
The North Coast Squid, a new literary magazine featuring the writing of locals — both full-time and part-time — was unveiled to an enthusiastic crowd on Saturday, February 15. The annual magazine will be available for sale at all the Manzanita Writers’ Series events, as well as the following retail outlets (we’ll keep adding to the list, so keep checking back):
Cloud & Leaf Bookstore
Manzanita News & Espresso
In Cannon Beach:
Cannon Beach Book Company
The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will host a Christmas Carol Sing Along Thursday evening, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Community members young to old are invited to attend and lend their voices to the occasion. Musicians will be on hand to accompany the singing.
“We’ll be doing all the favorites — from holiday classics like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Jingle Bells” to hymns like “Silent Night” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” said organizer Chip MacGregor. “There will be holiday snacks, hot apple cider, and a chance to break out those Christmas favorites from long ago.”
The event is free, but donations to the North County Food Bank – money or non-perishable foods – can be brought to the Center that evening.
MacGregor added, “This will be a great opportunity for everybody to rub shoulders with their neighbors and get in the Christmas spirit.”