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Chamber Orchestra concert
season wraps up Sunday
The Oregon Coast Chamber
Orchestra (OCCO) will open
the 2018-19 concert season
with a fall program featuring
works by immigrants to Amer-
ica and children of those immi-
The new citizen artists took
full advantage of the opportu-
nities presented by an accept-
ing America to celebrate the
human spirit through music
and song.
Simultaneously, America’s
growing global cultural pres-
ence enabled them to reach a
world population eager to em-
brace their talents and devo-
tion. Selections from orchestral
composers Sergei Rachmani-
noff, Eric Korngold, Victor
Herbert, Persy Grainger and
Igor Stravinsky make up the
first half of the program, while
popular favorites from Leroy
Anderson, Pete Rugolo, Henry
Mancini and brothers George
and Ira Gershwin complete the
second half.
The audience will be invited
to sing along with Irving Ber-
lin's “God Bless America” to
bring the concert to an end.
The final performance is
Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at the
Presbyterian Church of the Siu-
slaw in Florence.
Tickets are $10 for adults,
students and children under 10
are free.
Visit for
more details.
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Festival of Trees offers ‘family fun’ on Nov. 24
A “Family Fun Event” will
be offered to the communi-
ty on Saturday, Nov. 24, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the sixth
annual Festival of Trees, spon-
sored by the Oregon Coast
Military Museum at the Flor-
ence Events Center (FEC), lo-
cated at 715 Quince St.
In addition to offering over
80 holiday themed wreaths and
festively decorated table-top
trees for immediate purchase,
the young and young at heart
are invited to participate in the
following family friendly ac-
tivities throughout the day at
the Florence Festival of Trees.
All day long, there will be
rock painting, open to the
public. A special treat, face
painting will available from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m.
A true holiday highlight will
be the chance to visit with San-
ta and Mrs. Claus throughout
the day.
Dasher and Dancer, the
“reindeer” basset hounds
from Houndful Hearts, a lo-
cal rescue for American Basset
Hounds, will be making a spe-
cial appearance for photo op-
portunities from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m., so all are invited to bring
their own cameras to take
memorable holiday photos
with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and
their tail-wagging entourage.
Admission is free all-day
Saturday, with plenty of park-
ing available at the FEC.
The Florence Festival of
Trees will also be displaying a
collection of larger, exquisite-
ly designed trees sponsored
by local businesses that will
be sold at Sunday evening’s
“Gala of Giving,” a catered
dinner and oral auction for
ticket-holders and invited
The keynote speaker will be
Mike Ehredt, a retired postal
worker and Army veteran who
formed “Project America Run
— One Life One Flag” in 2010.
Ehredt ran 4,424 miles across
The Florence Festival of Trees offers both free and paid events
next weekend, Nov. 24 and 25, at the Florence Events Center.
the United States, stopping ev-
ery mile to plant an American
flag with the name, rank, age
and hometown of fallen sol-
diers from the war in Iraq.
Today, thanks to his ongoing
efforts, there is now an invisi-
ble wall of honor, a memorial
highway, that stretches across
our country 6,570 miles from
north to south and east to west
paying tribute to those fallen
soldiers’ valor.
All of the proceeds from the
Festival of Trees will go to sup-
port the Oregon Coast Mili-
tary Museum.
Tickets for the Gala of Giv-
ing may be purchased by call-
ing 541-999-1523.
CROW to hold open auditions for ‘The Wiz’
Pier Point Inn
Thanksgiving Buffet
Serving Dinner from 2 – 7 pm
• Garlic Rosemary Roasted Turkey
• Maple Glazed Ham
• Herb Roasted Pork Loin
• Garlic Mashed Potatoes
with Gravy
with sausage & Granny Smith apples
• Candied Yams
• Mixed Green Salad
• Cranberry Sauce
• Dinner Rolls
• Pumpkin Pie
• Pecan Pie
• Apple Pie
• Assorted Cheesecakes
Buffet Price includes Coffee, Tea, Lemonade
$23 • Children 10 & under $15
Join Dorothy and her friends
as they travel to meet the myste-
rious and terri-
fying Wiz in this
unique blend of
urban celebra-
tion, pure fanta-
sy and familiar
loveable charac-
ters. “The Wiz”
opened the door
for a brand-
new sound on
Broadway, combining R&B,
soul, gospel and pop, inspiring
many of today’s favorite Broad-
way shows. “The Wiz” broke
social barriers when it first
opened, and the energetic sto-
ry full of singing, dancing and
a true celebration of friendship
continues to amaze audiences.
CROW invites the communi-
ty to “Ease on Down the Road,”
find out why “You Can’t Win,”
“Slide Some Oil” to the Tinman,
“Believe in Yourself ” — and
ultimately discover the impor-
tance of “Home.”
All ethnicities are encouraged
to audition for all roles which
fit their age and skillset. A full
character breakdown can be
found at
“The Wiz” marks CROW’s
eighth spring production and
will be performed April 5 to 14
at the Florence Events Center,
and for invited school audiences
on April 4.
CROW is excited to expand
its spring musical performances
November 24th
7:00 pm
to two weekends in 2019.
Local audiences may recall
that last Spring,
duced a main
stage produc-
tion of Disney’s
Tarzan which
and delighted
local audiences.
CROW is a
Florence-based 501(c)(3) orga-
nization that is dedicated to giv-
ing back to the community by
providing quality performing
arts experiences to local youth.
In addition to providing a very
professional work environment
for the cast members, CROW
utilizes the highest caliber cos-
tumes, sets, lighting design,
choreography, music, sound,
stage makeup and much more.
There are great roles for ages
6 to 22+, and all youth are en-
couraged to try out regardless
of previous stage experience. In
addition, mature 3.5 to 7-year-
olds will be considered for “tele-
grammers,” which is a reduced
rehearsal commitment.
There are approximately 40
onstage roles.
Auditions will be held at
CROW Center for the Perform-
ing Arts, 3120 Highway 101 in
Florence, on Jan. 7 and 8 at 6:30
p.m. Invited Callbacks will be
held on Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Parents should also attend the
audition to help fill out forms.
Hopefuls will need to bring 16
to 32 bars, or about one minute,
from a song that they would like
to sing. Sheet music or a CD or
MP3 track with no background
voices are acceptable. Those
auditioning should also submit
a headshot and resume if they
have one.
If youth don’t know a song,
“Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle
Twinkle Little Star” are accept-
Prospective cast members
will also be taught a short dance
combination, and those asked
to come to callbacks will read
lines from the script.
No previous experience is
required, so CROW Director,
Melanie Heard, says, “Don't be
afraid to come and give it a try!”
Interested families are strong-
ly encouraged to check out the
CROW website for all of the in-
formation needed to prepare for
the audition.
Rehearsals for “The Wiz”
will begin mid-January and are
generally held weeknights from
6:30 to 8:45 p.m. A schedule will
be available for perusal at the
audition. Not all cast members
are called every night.
Nevertheless, Heard stresses
that performing in these pro-
ductions is a big commitment.
“Performing in one of our
shows is very hard work and re-
quires dedication, but when the
curtain opens in April, we know
you will agree that it was worth
it,” she said.
For a casting breakdown,
FAQ’s and detailed audition in-
formation, visit www.crowkids.
Show sponsorship opportuni-
ties are available at various lev-
els, and there are several perks,
so local businesses or individu-
als should contact Heard at 541-
999-8641 or crowtheatrekids@ for more informa-
“See you on the yellow brick
road!” Heard said.
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