Thursday, May 10

Clatsop County Geneological Society – Meets the second Thursday of each month (except July and Aug.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Info: Sali Diamond at 503-325-1963, or salidimon@gmail.com.

Vegan and Gluten-free Cooking Class

Vegan and gluten free cooking class 6:30 p.m. at 1457 S. Hemlock Cannon Beach, cost is $15. Learn to make homemade falafel balls, hummus, and tahini.

Friday, MAy 11

Butterflies are Free

Coaster Theatre Playhouse presents a performance of “Butterflies are Free” a show that mixes drama with humor as it tells the story of a young man’s battle for independence from his mother and his budding romance with a free-spirited girl. 8 p.m. showing. Tickets are $15 to $20.

Saturday, May 12

Northwest Author Series

2 p.m. Kevin O’Brien reads from his novel, Disturbed, at the Cannon Beach Library.

Tim Hawkins Live Comedy Show

7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. at the North Coast Family Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna, Seaside. Premium seating $31, general admission tickets $21. Purchase tickets at timhawkins.net

First Annual Shanghaied Roller Doll Movie Night!

Astoria’s roller derby team, the Shandhaied Roller Dolls will be showing 1979s roller disco classic, "Roller Boogie" starting at 9pm. $5 to get in. All proceeds benefit the Shanghaied Roller Dolls!

Butterflies are Free

8 p.m. performance of “Butterflies are Free” at Coaster Theatre. See May 11 listing for more details.

Sunday, MAy 13

Mothers Day Brunch

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wayfarer Restaurant.

Butterflies are Free

3 p.m. matinee performance of “Butterflies are Free” at Coaster Theatre. See May 11 listing for more details.

Wednesday, May 16

Cannon Beach Reads Book Club

7 p.m. The group will discuss Don’t Look Back, by Karin Fossum. New members are welcome.

Thursday, MAy 17

Nature walk with the North Coast Land Conservancy

Hike at Neacoxie Forest near Gearhart with NCLC. 10 a.m. to noon. For information about the hike, visit www.nclctrust.org or call (503) 738-9126.

Butterflies are Free

7:30 p.m. “Talkback Thusday” performance of “Butterflies are Free” at Coaster Theatre. Show will be followed by informal question and answer session with cast. Tickets See May 11 listing for more details. A special ticket discount of $14 for adults and $8 for students is offered for these unique Thursday events

Friday, May 18

Eric John Kaiser live in concert at McMenamin’s in Gearhart

Billed as “Portland’s French Troubador,” Paris native Kaiserwill be promoting his new CD, “Dehors c’est l’Amerique,” (Outside, it’s America).

7 p.m., all ages, free.

Butterflies are Free

8 p.m. performance of “Butterflies are Free” at Coaster Theatre. See May 11 listing for more details.

Saturday, May 19

Butterflies are Free

8 p.m. performance of “Butterflies are Free” at Coaster Theatre. See May 11 listing for more details.

Sunday, May 20

Nature walk with the North Coast Land Conservancy

Hike at the Yeon Property at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with NCLC. For information about the hike, visit www.nclctrust.org or call (503) 738-9126.

19th Annual Chef’s Night Out

More than 20 chefs from Cannon Beach and surrounding communities will be showcasing their specialties. For one night, the venue is transformed into a lively local gathering place with all of the best food and drink that the town has to offer. Tickets are $40 per ticket, including all beverages. Tickets may be purchased from the Children's Center and Bruce's Candy Kitchen. Tickets will also be available at the door. Call or email director@cbchildren.org for questions or tickets.

Tuesday, May 22

Vegan and Gluten-free Cooking Class

Vegan and gluten free cooking class 6:30 p.m. at 1457 S. Hemlock Cannon Beach, cost is $15. Learn to make homemade falafel balls, hummus, and tahini.

Thursday, May 23

SKILLETS Dinner Show at EVOO

SKILLETS is EVOO’s bistro-style Dinner Show typically featuring a starter, main course, cheese plate and dessert. The chefs demonstrate how to prepare no-fuss recipes good for any night of the week and for company too. $59 per person not including beverages. Advance registration required.

Friday, May 25

Beth Willis concert at Cannon Beach History Center

Rock Duo Beth Willis and Todd Chatalas will perform both rock, acoustic and blues music. Willis, who has played in Cannon Beach before, is a local favorite who is well known for her smoky voice and an amazing stage presence. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 Adults and $2 Children.

Butterflies are Free

8 p.m. performance of “Butterflies are Free” at Coaster Theatre. See May 11 listing for more details.

Saturday, May 26

Butterflies are Free

8 p.m. performance of “Butterflies are Free” at Coaster Theatre. See May 11 listing for more details.

Sunday, MAy 27

Butterflies are Free

3 p.m. matinee performance of “Butterflies are Free” at Coaster Theatre. See May 11 listing for more details. Final showing.

Wednesday, may 30

Cannon Beach Chorus

Cannon BeachChorus will perform the musical reveue “Closer than Ever” at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center in Astoria. Tickets $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance (503) 436-0378. For more information visit www.cannonbeachchorus.org.

Friday, June 1

Cannon Beach Chorus

Cannon BeachChorus will perform the musical reveue “Closer than Ever” at 7 p.m. at the Coaster Theatre in Cannon Beach. Tickets $10. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or in advance (503) 436-0378. For more information visit www.cannonbeachchorus.org.

Friday, June 15

Summer in Words Writing Conference

A full weekend of workshops, lectures, panels and individual consults will inspire writers at all levels at Hallmark Inn & Resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Cost for three days is $265.00, but single day pricing is also available.To register, contact conference coordinator Jessica Morrell at 503 287-2150 or jessicapage@spiritone.com

Clatsop Community College Commencement

U.S. House Representative Suzanne Bonamici will address graduates and guests at the 2012 Clatsop Community College commencement ceremony, Friday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Liberty Theater. A large graduating class is anticipated, and seating is limited.

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