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Call for Art – Odd-Umn Show at the FEC

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Odd Stuff is Happening at the FEC The Florence Events Center (FEC) Gallery Committee invites artists to submit artwork, including 3-D and photography, for an October & November exhibit that is both seasonal and unusual. Fall lends itself to great artistic opportunities, including beautiful Autumn colors, the Fall Harvest, and wildlife preparing for winter. It is also a time for scarecrows, ghosts, hobgoblins, and everything spooky to get ready for Halloween. We know artists will have fun with this "Odd-Umn" theme. Applications are available by visiting the Florence Event Center’s website (EventCenter.org) or picking up at the FEC office during normal business hours. The fee is only $15.00 per rod for up to three pieces (depending on size of art pieces), or up to three pieces of 3-D art for display in the glass case. Application deadline is September 27th. Art is due to the FEC on September 28th during […]

Ongoing

51st Exploding Whale Memorial Celebration

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The Community Exploding Whale Memorial Celebration will be at Homegrown Public House on November 13th from 2pm to closing. We will be doing a Whale Trail with Activities (see link below), Promotions & Local Whale Info. There will be 2 toasts to remember the day, 2pm and 6pm. You will be able to meet Flo & Rence, and have a photo opportunity! The 2021 Exploding Whale Trail Handouts are downloadable HERE: bit.ly/ExplodingWhaleTrailInfo Website with downloads: bit.ly/ExplodingWhaleTrailInfo Google Maps: bit.ly/2021ExplodingWhaleTrailGoogleMap Facebook 51st Event Page: facebook.com/events/884422468873937 Facebook Exploding Whale Page: facebook.com/iloveflorence97439 #WhaleGoBoom #ILoveFlorence #ILoveFlorence97439 History On November 9th 1970, a 45 foot ~8ton sperm whale washed ashore on the South Jetty in Florence, Oregon. The beach location was under the jurisdiction of Oregon Department of Transportation, née Oregon Highway Division. Ideas to assist decomposition lead to the idea to blow up the whale. A charge of one-half short ton (lots) of dynamite was selected to break […]