Fun-Filled Antique Week set for Feb 7-17
LINCOLN CITY, OREGON. Lincoln City’s Antique Week, “Vintage Views of Love,” is actually a fun-filled 10 days from Feb. 7 through 17. The schedule includes a scavenger hunt, appraisal panels, engaging speaker, historic bus tours, a Valentine’s Day dance, glass floats on the beach, special attractions at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum and Driftwood Public Library, an Antique Boutique, the movie “Somewhere in Time,” and sales in almost every antique shop in town.
The event will kick off with a free appraisal panel of local antique dealers at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 in the auditorium of the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Appraisers include Daniel Beck from the Little Antique Mall, Sheldon MacArthur from North by Northwest, Rick Miner from Rocking Horse Mall, Matthew Gerber (art only) from Beach Bum Thrift, and Jeannie Clink from Nelscott House Antiques. Bring your antiques in for an expert opinion. No reservations required.
Frank Farmer Loomis IV, a former appraiser for “Antiques Roadshow” and writer and co-producer of the PBS television series “Is It Antique Yet?” will appraise antiques and collectibles at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. For a fee of $10 per item, $25 for three items Loomis will use his expertise to determine the value of your antiques. Reservations can be made by calling Linda Wagner at Chinook Winds, 541-996-2323.
At 2 p.m. the same day Loomis will speak at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on “Antiques 101: A Crash Course in Antiquing.” The talk is free and sponsored by the Cultural Center and Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Loomis’ speaking style has been described as lively, laced with anecdotes, often humorous and never boring.
The scavenger hunt will take place over the 10 days with participants getting answers to questions about Valentine’s Day at participating antique dealers. Maps and entry forms are available at antique dealers and at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Ten correctly answered entries will receive a prize each day. Participating dealers include: Little Antique Mall, Carousel by the Beach, Rocking Horse Mall, Granny’s Attic, The Kelp Bed, Lincoln City Antiques & Music, Lincoln City Cultural Center, Days Catch, Nelscott House Antiques, Robert’s Bookshop, Beach Bum Thrift, Taft 2nd Hand, Coastal Creations, AA Home Furnishings and Antiques, Lucky Cats Antiques, Suzy’s Pop Culture, The Second Coming, and North by Northwest Books & Antiques.
The City of Lincoln City will embellish the beaches with 300 glass floats over the 10 days with an additional 50 red floats on Valentine’s Day. Finders are encouraged to register their floats with the Information Center in the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 541-994-3302.
Elizabeth Black will lead two bus tours on the “mostly accurate” and always entertaining history of Lincoln City. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. will cover south Lincoln City. Thursday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. will cover north Lincoln City. Explore local history as you travel through the communities that, in 1965, incorporated to become Lincoln City. The tours are free, but reservations are recommended. Call 541-994-9994 to reserve your spot. The bus is being provided by Chinook Winds Casino Resort.
The Lincoln Pops will provide danceable music at 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Tickets are $12 each, $20 a couple. For more information and reservations call 541-994-9994.
Vintage quilts and historic valentines will be on display at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, 4907 SW Hwy. 101, for the duration of Antique Week.
Driftwood Public Library, 801 SW Hwy. 101, will feature a display of books related to the theme as well as appraisal software.
“Somewhere in Time,” a classic movie starring Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour, will show at the Bijou Theatre free at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.
An Antique Boutique will be set up in the Cultural Center for the duration of the event. The Cultural Center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of Antique Week. Members will sell their antiques with a percentage going to benefit the Cultural Center. Call the Cultural Center, 541-994-9994, to participate.
This project is made possible by a grant from the City of Lincoln City and sponsorship by Chinook Winds Casino Resort and the Lincoln City Cultural Center.Story from Lincoln City Cultural Center Photo of Frank Farmer Loomis IV courtesy of Lincoln City Cultural Center