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 […]

Fundraiser for Power & Light Pole Banners Around Town

Florence, Oregon Florence

Banners Program Banners Program   Many have said, It’s about time! I can’t wait! and How can I help? when they heard about the new power pole banners coming to Florence’s Highway 101 corridor.   Here’s how you can be a part of one of the most fun and festive civic pride programs—and economically impactful projects—in Florence’s recent history!   With your support, the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce will install visitor-focused, event-based, and seasonal banners to festoon the new Revision Florence poles (between the bridge and Highway 126) and on the power poles from Highway 126 north to Fred Meyer. There will also be on some poles along Hwy 126 and at the entrance to Three Rivers Casino Resort.   This is your chance to get behind the Chamber to launch this program to catch drivers’ attention at the casino and through our Highway 101 corridor, get them to […]

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A Race for the Rest of Us

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A RACE FOR THE REST OF US Race Overview A “race” for a good cause - to raise money for the Lane Council of Governments Senior Meals Program, which provides food to Lane County seniors who might otherwise go hungry. The distance is a whopping 0.5k – nope, that is not a typo! That is half kilometer, or about one third of a mile, or about 546 yards, or about 1640 feet, or about twice as far as the average good golfer can hit a golf ball off of a tee – you get the idea. This is a challenging course but also easy, in fact, we're not exactly sure what it'll look like for you. Could go either way. There will be customized aid stations (you decide!), unique finishing lines (you decide!), photos (again, you decide!) And if running/walking 546 yards isn’t your thing, there’s also a VIP option […]

Art from the Heart Walk & Virtual Auction

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Help improve access to heart health on the Oregon coast by participating in PHMCF's first ever "Art from the Heart" walk & virtual auction. Join us downtown at the Heart on Bay Street during our kick-off event to pick up an Art Walk Passport, enjoy wonderful food and drinks, and check out the art auction in person. Visit https://phhfheart21.ggo.bid to register for the auction in advance!

Banner Bank Hosts Business After Hours!

Banner Bank 777 Hwy 101, Florence

It's time to mix, mingle, connect and do some business! Banner Bank is hosting "Kicking It Back in Florence" with food and refreshments. Business After Hours are FREE and open to the public.

Empaths Survival Guide! with Psychic Medium Daniel Monroe

Florence Events Center 715 Quince Street, Florence

Join Psychic Medium Daniel Monroe for a workshop at the Florence Events Center on Aug 7 at 1 p.m.   Are you constantly drained?   Do you feel others emotions and energy? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? Being an empath means you are more connected to not only your feelings, but the energy behind emotions, words and thoughts. Join Monroe as a psychic medium and spiritual teacher for this enlightening workshop live in-person at the Florence Events Center and get ready to gain all the tools to live a grounded & balanced life as an empath. “As an empath, you feel and sense much deeper than others and begin to take on and absorb that energy as if it was your own. Without the proper tools  and support, this becomes very draining and cannot only make you emotional but can start to effect your […]

FEC 25 Year Celebration!

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The Florence Events Center (FEC) is excited to announce that we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary by hosting the FEC 25 Years Celebration on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. at the Florence Events Center (715 Quince Street). After over a year apart, we want to come together and celebrate the Florence Events Center and all the community building that occurs here. The Florence Events Center (FEC) opened its doors on August 31, 1996. Join us in celebrating 25 years at the FEC with a free concert, food and ice cream, fun and games, a cornhole tournament, and more! It is our goal for the FEC 25 Year Celebration to encourage our community members to come together and enjoy an amazing evening with their friends and family… they might even make new friends! Help Us Celebrate! Live Music: A free concert will be provided from 6:00 […]

Florence Events Center – Cornhole Tournament

Florence Events Center 715 Quince Street, Florence

Join the Florence Events Center for the first ever Cornhole Tournament and help the FEC celebrate 25 years of being open to the great community of Florence. This tournament will be limited to 16 teams. It will be single elimination.  Tournament will be played based on the American Cornhole Association rules and regulations. Prizes will be awarded to First and Second place and the first person to get all four in the hole. There will also be a prize for Team Spirit, the best dressed team! Prizes 1st Place Winner: 2 Rounds of Golf 2nd Place Winner: Cornhole set First Cornzizzle – (When a single player gets four bags in the hole in a single round – a real feat!): Set of tournament bags Team Spirit Award (Best Dressed Team) - $25 Visa Gift Cards Registration Registration is $20 per team Registration is now open REGISTER HERE.