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 […]

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS SUPERHEROES 4 KIDS HALLOWEEN GALA

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This is Clark Kent, aka Superman, calling on all Superheroes 4 Kids to join all my Superhero friends and me at 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 30th, for a Boys & Girls Club’s Halloween Gala. This will be a virtual event to keep everyone safe from Kryptonite. On earth, it is known as Covid-19. This will be a giant house party where you can attend and enjoy a jam-packed, exciting event in the comfort of your home.   All Superheroes 4 Kids know that light never shines brighter than in darkness. We will shine a giant searchlight on all our Junior Superheroes at the Boys & Girls Club of Western Lane County. But I need your help to fight for Truth, Justice, and Opportunity for a Great Future for all our Junior Superheroes in training. This premier virtual gala is a first of its kind in our community. The gala […]

Florence Habitat ReStore Bottle and Can Drive

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Come visit our drive-thru bottle and can donation event in the front parking lot of Florence Habitat ReStore, November 20 a.m. to 2 p.m. 2016 Hwy 101, Florence, OR.  If you can't make the event, ReStore accepts donations anytime behind ReStore off Spruce St. When you donate to Florence Habitat for Humanity your donations stay right here in your community helping your friends and neighbors!

2021 Letters to Santa!

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Join us in sending letters to Santa this holiday season from Old Town Florence! Head on down to the Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Center to find the red North Pole Express Mail Drop Box from November 24th through December 19th. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR RETURN ADDRESS ON YOUR LETTERS SO THAT OUR ELVES CAN MAKE SURE YOU GET A REPLY!

Making Spirits Bright – Holiday Fun in Florence

Florence Florence, OR

Plan your holiday fun in Florence! These activities and more will keep you and yours shopping and supporting local! The Luminary Walk - Will begin on SHOP SMALL Saturday November 27. This course map  will lead "star gazers" to participating locations where locals and visitors will collect stars. Once you've have collected 12 stars, you can mail or drop off your maps to the Visitor Center at 290 Hwy 101 by Noon on December 4th to be entered to win a gift. Drawing will take place on Saturday December 4th at 6pm in front of the gazebo in Old Town Park on Bay St. This is the night of the City Tree Lighting which will be held at 5:30 pm. Course Maps will be available at participating locations, here and at the Visitor Center.    SHOP SMALL SATURDAY - Many retail stores will stay open on November 27th (Shop Small Saturday) […]

Happy Wrappers at Florence Habitat ReStore

Florence Habitat for Humanity ReStore 2016 Hwy 101, Florence

Happy Wrappers will be at Florence Habitat ReStore to wrap your gifts.  The wrappers will wrap gifts purchased at ReStore or from other stores.  Wrapping is complimentary, donations are appreciated.  Wrapping paper/gift bags and bows will be provided.  All proceeds will benefit Florence Habitat for Humanity.

Stitch & Sole Hosts Business After Hours!

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You are invited to mix, mingle and jingle at Stitch & Sole's Holiday Party Business After Hours.   Kick off the Holiday shopping season with a fun evening of delicious food from Vine to Table, wine and giveaways.   Join us Thursday December 2nd from 4:30 to 6 at Stitch & Sole 1377 Bay St. Old Town Florence.   This event is FREE and open to the public. Please view the COVID agreement here. Let's do some business! Stitch & Sole 1377 Bay St. 541-997-7463

C.R.O.W.’s Holiday Window Display & Parking Lot Radio Show

C.R.O.W. Center for the Performing Arts 3120 Hwy 101, Florence

Starting on Thursday, December 2, the public can come and enjoy C.R.O.W.’s four “dazzling” Holiday window displays and listen to an original parking lot radio show! The windows will be illuminated every night in December from 5 pm to 8 pm, with an extra special effect ONLY available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 5-8 pm, in conjunction with the parking lot radio show. But what is a “parking lot radio show,” you might ask? It’s simple. All you need to do is back your car into a space facing the building, and tune into the FM station specified on the sign. Then, sit back and enjoy four short stories which match the windows. In addition to the stories, there will be hilarious made-up commercials, a fake weather report, adorable Holiday jokes, Dear Santa letters read by kids, and much more. The entire show is approximately 30 minutes and plays on […]