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October is a wonderful time to visit Lincoln City and the Oregon coast. The weather is usually mild, and there's still a lot of sun – but, hey, a little bit of rain won't hurt you either. In fact, if you're LUCKY enough to be here for a good storm, you can join some hardy stormwatchers at the beach to watch spectacular waves crashing into the shore.

Here are some October events in the area:

OCT 13, 2013 - MAY 26, 2014
Finders Keepers on the Beach - Weather and ocean conditions permitting, every day colorful hand-blown glass floats are placed on the beach. If you find a float, bring it to the Lincoln City Visitors Center at 540 NE Hwy 101 to receive your certificate of authenticity and a biography of the artist who made the float. Floats may be found above the tide line and below the beach embankment. Floats will not be found in or on the cliffs. Please be aware of beach safety. Never turn your back on the ocean! Sneaker waves and the force of the ocean often move logs and can be unsafe.

OCT 11-NOV 4
Lincoln City Cultural Center is featuring glass sculptures by Kevin Shluka and orchids by Kathleen Emmerson

OCT 10-31
Dark and Stormy Nights book series
Driftwood Public Library is holding its 10th annual Dark & Stormy Night series. The series with famous authors takes place at the library at 4:30 each Thursday afternoon in October, with the exception of the last event, which, due to the anticipated audience interest and size, will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Halloween! Carola Dunn, Phil Margolin, Chelsea Cain, and Ann Rule will be the visiting authors this year.

OCT 14 - 20
WBCA Pool Tournament at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. FMI 888-CHINOOK
The Inn at Wecoma is proud to be a host hotel for the WBCA Pool Tournament, with room discounts available for tournament participants.

OCT 17
FALL INTO ART the 13th Annual Fundraising Gala for Let There Be Arts at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Includes wine and hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner, live music, dancing, silent auction and art sale. Tickets: $50. 5:30PM-10:30PM.

This event has become one of the most popular, must attend parties of the year. Hailed as the main fundraiser for Let There Be Arts, it features fabulous dishes prepared by local restaurants, a variety of delicious wines, fine artwork for sale, and the opportunity to purchase art, gifts and services donated by local and regional businesses and individuals. It's an occasion to dress up, enjoy excellent food and wine, good company and many activities and opportunities to support Let There Be Arts. Watch for it every fall!

OCT 18
A dance-party celebration is planned at the Lincoln City Cultural Center with the rock fusion band Undrtow, and the six-piece band Jaskamon. The music starts at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.

OCT 19
The Cascadia Concert Opera returns to the Lincoln City Cultural Center with this perennial opera favorite, composed by Johann Strauss. "Fledermaus" is a farcical operetta featuring intrigue, mistaken identity and plenty of fun. Although originally written in German, this presentation is in English. 7 pm. Tickets $15 in advance.

OCT 26
Italian Fall Harvest Demo class at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City from 11AM – 2PM. Cost: $55, includes wine pairing and meal. Celebrate the fall harvest Italian-style…using local ingredients. And they'll pair up the dishes with Italian wines!

OCT 26
The Lincoln Pops Orchestra, also known as the Lincoln Pops Big Band, has evolved into one of the finest big bands in Oregon, playing both concert performances and dances. A non-profit organization, the Lincoln Pops are dedicated to preserving and passing along the heritage of the big band era, and plays concert performances as well as dances. 7-10 pm at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Tickets, $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

OCT 27 - NOV 04
Oregon Coast Poker Championships: DeepStacks Poker Tour at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. The 2013 DeepStacks Poker Tour Oregon State Poker Championships run October 27-November 4, 2013 features two starting days and newly added mixed games to offer more variety during the series.

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