Antique Week Celebrates Lincoln City’s 50th Anniversary
LINCOLN CITY, OREGON. This year’s Antique Week celebrates Lincoln City’s 50th anniversary with the theme “Cheers to 50 Years!” Antique Week is 10 fun-filled days of antiquing from Feb. 7 through 16. The schedule includes a scavenger hunt, an “Appraise-a-thon” by former Antiques Roadshow star Frank Farmer Loomis IV, an engaging lecture by Loomis on “Antiquing 101”, historic city bus tours led by Elizabeth Black, a Valentine’s Day concert by the Lincoln Pops with an optional beginner’s dance lesson, glass floats on the beach, special attractions at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum and Driftwood Public Library, a Members’ Antique Sale at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, Saturday movies from the year 1965 (year Lincoln City officially became a city) at the Bijou Theatre and sales in almost every antique shop in town.
The event will kick off with the “Appraise-a-thon” from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. 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 for a fee of $10 per item or 3 for $20 (in celebration of Chinook Winds’ 20th anniversary). To reserve a spot, call 541-996-5815. Directly following the “Appraise-a-thon,” Loomis will give a free lecture at 3 p.m. on the topic “Antiques 101: A Crash Course in Antiquing.” Both events are sponsored by Chinook Winds Casino Resort and the Lincoln City Cultural Center. 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 visiting local antique shops to find questions and corresponding answers to Lincoln City history trivia. Maps and entry forms will be available at antique dealers and at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Correctly answered entries will receive a chance to spin the “prize wheel”. (Every spin wins!) 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, JS Coins, Taft 2nd Hand, All Seasons – Coast Clocks, 101 Coastal Creations, AA Home Furnishings and Antiques, Tam’s Plaza, Pop Culture Collectibles, Pacific Coast Books, and North by Northwest Books & Antiques.
The City of Lincoln City will hide 300 antique Japanese glass floats on the beach throughout the week, as well 50 solid red floats and 14 red heart-shaped glass pieces Valentine’s Day weekend. Finders are encouraged to register their floats with the Information Center in the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 541-994-3302.
Elizabeth Black will lead “mostly accurate” and always entertaining historic city bus tours on Tuesday, February 10 and Thursday, February 12 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The 10 a.m. tours will cover south Lincoln City; 2 p.m. tours will cover the north end. Explore local history as you travel through the communities that, in 1965, incorporated to become Lincoln City. The tours are free, but reservations are required. Call 541-994-3302 to reserve your spot. The bus is being generously 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 $14 each, $25 per couple. A beginner’s swing dance lesson will be held from 6:00-6:45 p.m. for an additional $5. For more information or to purchase tickets call 541-994-9994 or visit the website www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org.
A Crafters’ Supplies Sale will be held at the Lincoln City Community Center on Valentine’s Day weekend, Saturday, Feb. 14 and Sunday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. In addition to finding great deals on craft supplies, the book A Century on the Beach (a compilation of history from the years 1927-2000 created by Margaret Kerr for The News Guard) will be for sale. Booth space is $30 for the weekend. To reserve a table, contact Margaret Kerr at 541-994-8465.
Special exhibits on Lincoln City’s history, including a quilt display, will be held at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, 4907 SW Hwy. 101. Admission to the museum is free thanks to a grant from the City of Lincoln City.
Driftwood Public Library, 801 SW Hwy. 101, will feature a display of books related to this year’s theme.
The Bijou Theatre’s Saturday Morning Cinema program will show “Cat Ballou” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 and “Shenandoah” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. Both films debuted in 1965, the year Lincoln City officially became a city.
A Members’ Antique Sale 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 at 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.