Arts & Entertainment

“Sweet Charity” dancing its way to FEC in November

Sept. 28, 2022 — ... more

Community Band to Give Free Labor Day Concert in Yachats

Aug. 26, 2022 — ... more

Empty Bowls 2022 opens call for poster art

Aug. 19, 2022 — Submissions due Sept. 5... more

2023 Winter Music Festival advance tickets on sale now

Aug, 1, 2022 — Winter Music Festival returns to Florence January 27-29... more

Florence Festival of Books returns in September

Aug. 10, 2022 — One-day event on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Florence Events Center... more

LRP selects Schmidt for lead in ‘Sweet Charity’ this fall

Aug. 1, 2022 — Joanie Schmidt to star in musical at the Florence Events Center... more

Florence Farmers Market celebrates 5th anniversary

August 9, 2022 — ... more

Celebrating Smokey Bear’s 78th birthday

Aug. 8, 2022 — ... more

Preserving papers for posterity

August 5, 2022 — Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, UO team up to save Florence’s newspapers... more

Super-duper superheroes (and villains) soar at CROW

Aug. 3, 2022 — Summer theater camps continue ... more

City Lights to honor Wannberg with ‘Indiana Jones,’ ‘Late Show’

Aug. 3, 2022 — 8th anniversary of City Lights Cinemas on Aug. 11, 2022... more

What being a professional mermaid entails

July 27, 2022 — Mermaid Shannon visits the Oregon Coast... more

Prehistoric fun at the Siuslaw Library

July 26, 2022 — Oregon’s Dino-Story makes stop in Florence... more

‘Charlie Brown’ delights FEC with laughter and song

July 23, 2022 — A Review of CROW's "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"... more

Florence Police plan National Night Out for Aug. 2

July 21, 2022 — ... more

Kyle Lind shows ‘Earth is Home’ at Austentatious gallery

July 18, 2022 — An artist reception will be held on July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.... more

CROW presents ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’

June 25, 2022 — The Peanuts Gang will be joyfully played by an all-adult cast in production this July... more

FACE presents Curtis Salgado — ‘I Ain’t Finished Yet’

July 14, 2022 — Show this Friday, July 15, at the FEC ... more

Which hunt?

July 11, 2022 — Florence Community Scavenger Hunt lasts through July 17... more

Get swinging with Yachats Big Band

July 5, 2022 — Group resumes First Thursday Dance Night, seeks new members... more

Local musicians to play on OSU campus July 4th

July 1, 2022 — ... more

Fireworks to light skies of Western Lane County

June 28, 2022 — Three options to see Fourth of July shows in area... more

Local musicians to tour Europe

June 23, 2022 — Three students chosen for honor... more

Launching a quest for art

June 22, 2022 — More than 100 people embark on Florence Public Art Quest ... more

Old Fashioned July 4, with grand fireworks show in Florence, will be a blast

June 18, 2022 — 2022 Independence Day Celebrations... more

Yachats hosts Pride events this weekend

June 8, 2022 — Florence performers Fanny Rugburn and Robbie Dee participate in local Pride events... more

'Protecting the community’s historic treasure trove’

June 8, 2022 — Siuslaw Pioneer Museum receives Bonneville Power Grant to reach goal for Artifact Preservation Initiative... more

ROCKET kids have a blast with 'Romeo and Juliet'

June 8, 2022 — Eighth Shakespeare performed by homeschool group since 2013 ... more

OCSA takes art to the old school

June 4, 2022 — Exciting things happening in Gardiner, Ore.... more

Nominations now open for Florence First Citizen

June 2, 2022 — Siuslaw Awards on July 14 to feature business, community awards... more

Discover Florence’s public art through a self-guided tour

May 25, 2022 —... more

Florence area ‘Back in Bloom’ for festival

May 25, 2022 — Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s 115th annual Rhododendron Festival... more

115th Florence Rhododendron Festival is ‘Back In Bloom’

May 4, 2022 — Rhody Days returns May 18 to 22... more

CROW needs adult males for ‘Charlie Brown’

May 4, 2022 — ... more

Florence Food Share opens call to artists

May 4, 2022 — Empty Bowls seeks potters... more

Flight Dance Team holds open auditions May 4

April 30, 2022 — ... more

Live musical theater takes Florence by ice storm

April 22 — A Review of CROW's "Frozen Jr."... more

‘Frozen’ sure to give audience chills this weekend at the FEC

April 20, 2022 — ... more

Florence grows into Arbor Day, Earth Day events

April 13, 2022 — ... more

Auditions open April 30 for ‘Sweet Charity’

April 2022 — ... more

Early Rhododendron Flower Show coming April 23-24

April 2022 — ... more

FACE makes space at the Indoor Yard Sale on April 30

April 2022 — ... more

Spring gets ‘unFrozen’ at the FEC Galleries

April 2022 — ... more

City Lights holds Q&A with Dr. Mel Gurtov on Ukraine War

March 2, 2022 — ... more

Spring into the Florence Home & Garden Show March 4 and 5

Feb. 26, 2022 — Coast Radio brings the show back for 24th year ... more

Chamber flower basket program to bloom again

Feb. 25, 2022... more

Three-day Florence Wine, Chowder, & Glass Float Trail returns

Feb. 16, 2022 — ... more

Florence Winter Music Festival returns in January

Jan.12.2022... more

December Events 2021

Dec. 4, 2021 — This list will run periodically in the Siuslaw News... more

Heceta Lighthouse B&B ‘ain’t afraid of no ghost’

Nov. 17, 2021 — City Lights Cinemas explores local connections to “ghostbusters”... more

First Step hosts ‘Giving Gumbo Gala’

Nov. 11, 2021 — Saturday event features two kinds of Louisiana gumbo... more

In the cards

Oct. 27, 2021 — Artists gather to create greetings for area seniors... more

2021 Great Pumpkin Giveaway

Oct. 22, 2021... more

2021 Halloween Events

October 2021 — ... more

As the CROW frights

Oct. 8, 2021 — New designer helps with Halloween drive-in radio show, window display... more

Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ celebrated in Florence

Oct. 8, 2021 — City Lights Cinemas & Siuslaw Public Library plan events... more

Calling on all ‘Superheroes 4 Kids’

Oct. 7, 2021 — Boys & Girls Club plans virtual Halloween Gala... more

Vets Parade Committee names 2021 Grand Marshals

Sept. 30, 2021 — ... more

Colorful classics cruise in

Sept. 15, 2021 — Rods N Rhodies, Community-wide Garage Sale return last weekend... more

Rods N Rhodies opens with Sept. 11 memorial

Sept. 8, 2021 — ... more

All of town’s a stage

Aug. 18, 2021 — Children's Repertory of Oregon Workshops (CROW) performs mini show around Florence... more

Florence has real heart for art

July 28, 2021 — Peace Harbor Foundation kicks off art walk for cardiac care... more

CROW Summer Camp much more than fun and games

July 14, 2021 — Camp began Monday... more

Calling Artists for Peace Harbor Foundation’s ‘Art from the Heart’ Art Walk

June 9, 2021 — Donations of art must be confirmed by June 18 ... more

The show must go on — hold

April 21, 2021 — Last Resort Players pause planned show as Lane County reenters ‘high risk’ designation... more

Hopping to it

April 7, 2021 — Interact plans pandemic-proof Easter Basket Giveaway... more

A new chapter for Siuslaw Public Library

March 31, 2021 — Library to reopen in Florence, Mapleton on limited basis ... more

Florence honors Black History Month

Feb. 20, 2021 — Broadcast covers issues of cultural imbalance, financial inequity and social justice ... more

New murals completed at Siuslaw Middle School

Feb. 17, 2021 — Artistic collaboration celebrates community, land and history... more

City Lights Cinemas continues popcorn sale, fundraiser

Jan. 13, 2021 — 'We're selling popcorn, drinks, nuts, candy — all the goodies you are used to getting at City Lights'... more

CROW announces new board members for 2021

Jan. 13, 2021 — Four community members join board of non-profit youth theatre organization... more

Studio learns to sing different tune

Jan. 9, 2021 — Vocal and piano studio adds safety measures... more

Nyah sings ‘Maybe It’s A Christmas Concert’ (it definitely is)

Dec. 19, 2020 — Tune in to Facebook Live to hear original songs and classic carols from local artist... more

Kiwanis plans free take-away Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 18, 2020 — 500 meals will be ready for the public... more

Donate food to Pounding this Saturday

Nov. 18, 2020 — 20th annual year seeks to fill the needs of Florence Food Share and area families... more

On the lookout

Oct. 24, 2020 — Birders gather in search for rare finch... more

Pumped up for pumpkins

Oct. 24, 2020 — Coast Radio holds drive-through Great Pumpkin Giveaway... more

Third time around

Oct. 21, 2020 — ‘Circles in the Sand’ returns to Florence... more

Bay Street now has ‘Heart’

Oct. 17, 2020 — Public Art Committee continues rotating art gallery... more

More art ‘converges’ on Old Town

Oct. 14, 2020 — Next round of rotating art installed this week... more

No tricks or treats?

Oct. 14, 2020 — Some events persist as Siuslaw Region scales back on Halloween... more

Heceta Lighthouse offers ‘Blast from the Past’

May 16, 2020 — Lighthouse Head Keeper Olaf Hansen and his family attend the third annual Rhododendron Festival in 1910... more