The Siuslaw news. (Florence, Lane County, Or.) 1960-current, May 30, 2015, Image 33

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    Two d ays o f s u m m e r m e r r i m e nt, m i r t h i n Au g u s t
For the fi rst time, the Florence
Events center will play host to
the Second Star Festival, which
brings together more than 40
vendors showcasing wares meant
to inspire, spark the imagination
and foster creativity. Activities
will include acoustic musicians,
local and regional art, kids events,
inspirational talks about the
creative process and more.
Festivities will begin at 10
a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, and last
until 10 p.m. There will be a break
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for visitors
to grab dinner, followed by a
performance in the auditorium by
Tricky Pixie, as well as a fi lm by
critically acclaimed puppeteer and
fi lmmaker Touby Fround.
Tricky Pixie is a fusion of
talents from a musical trio that
blends a myriad of instruments,
strings, voices and drums to
perform songs about pirates,
dancing satyrs, gypsies and
pixies to create a unique musical and visual
experience. The fi lm “Lessons Learned,” by
Fround and his team of puppeteers at Stripey
Pajamas Productions, is the story of a boy
who is surprised by special treatment from his
grandfather during his annual birthday visit —
when he presents the boy with an intriguing
gift offering adventure and other-worldly
The merriment continues Sunday, Aug. 9,
with more music, mirth and creative mayhem
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Obtain a weekend pass plus a concert ticket
to see the entire two-day festival, with special
pricing for children so that the entire family can
attend. Children ages 6 and under can attend
free, with admission for kids between 7 and 12
years old admitted for $7.
Visit for tickets.
F E C ’s m o b i l e - f r i e n d l y s i t e m a ke s i t
easy to find fun this summer
Want to stay plugged in to what’s
happening with arts and entertainment at the
Florence Events Center this spring and summer?
The FEC’s mobile-friendly website makes it
easy! Visitors can check event calendars, view
performer photos and order tickets on their
smart phones and other mobile devices. A photo
carousel on the home page displays previews
of upcoming events and performances for the
next 10 events. Look ahead, plan ahead and
order ahead in just minutes. Users can click on a
carousel photo and go directly to the detail page
with information about that event and others
in the carousel. In addition, a new map feature
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helps out-of-town visitors fi nd the FEC’s exact
location, as well as locate hotels and restaurants
in town with easy-to-use hyperlinks.
“We’ve made our website totally user-
friendly so that visitors feel welcome and
can fi nd us easily,” says FEC director Kevin
Rhodes. “We want everyone, both in and out
of Florence, to enjoy the many features and
activities we have to offer.”
Bookmark and stay
in touch with what’s happening at Florence’s
hot spot for arts, entertainment and cultural
events all year long.
The Florence Events Center website: