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  • sally freeman
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      Subject: Fw: Bicentennial Events Next Week


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                  regina@oldoregon.                                           
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                                            Bicentennial Events Next Week     
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               




      Hello Chamber Members!

      The Astoria Bicentennial opening weekend events are finally upon us!  There
      will be a flurry of activity throughout Astoria next week to celebrate.
      Not only will we have cruise ships in port on Monday (5/16), Thursday
      (5/19), and Friday (5/20), but there is a whole slate of activities
      specifically to commemorate our Bicentennial.  The activities are taking
      place at several locations and may drive more pedestrian traffic throughout
      the Astoria downtown district and waterfront, particularly.  Are you
      prepared at your business to handle the potential influx of visitors to
      town and locals coming out for the events?

      In this email, I've included a brief rundown of what is happening to give
      you an idea of the variety of events taking place in several locations
      around Astoria.
      This 3 panel brochure goes into more detail for the whole weekend, with
      shuttle  info included.
      This single panel rack card describes Saturday's events and shuttle info.

      Or visit the Bicentennial Storefront or website: www.astoria200.org for
      more details.  And, of course, this is all in addition to what our area
      normally has going on any given weekend!


      THURSDAY – May 19, 2011
      Cruise Ship “Century”
      Tall Ships sail from Ilwaco into Astoria, rendezvous with Astoria Yacht
      Club boaters to proceed to East End Marina
      Adventure in History Lecture Series: James P. Ronda is a specialist in the
      history of the exploration of the American West.  He is the author of many
      books, essays, and presents often at scholarly conferences and will be
      speaking about Astor’s Empire at 7pm at the Liberty Theater.  The evening
      includes dessert and beverages and prelude music by Jeffrey Reynolds on
      violin and Andrew Emlen on Cello.

      FRIDAY – May 20, 2011
      Cruise Ship “Statendam”
      Tall Ships - Adventure and Battle Sails departing from East End Marina
      Presentation of restored Shively Fountain (now located at Maritime Memorial
      Park)
      Art Exhibit Openings – Cleveland Rockwell Fine Art Exhibit at Maritime
      Museum, Michael Foster’s 200 Years of Astoria Artists exhibit at Heritage
      Museum (staggered openings so you can attend both!)
      The Chinook Nation – artist and merchandise on display and for sale at
      McTavish Room followed by performance at Liberty Theater by drummers,
      signers and dancers

      SATURDAY – May 21, 2011
      Information booths open at 9am – Astoria Bicentennial Storefront, Liberty
      Theater, Transit Center
      Cultural Celebration at the Transit Center / Heritage Fair – 50 booths,
      cultural foods, art, demonstrations
      Chinook Nation Trade Re-enactment on the river – narration at CRMM Plaza
      and broadcast on radio in the morning and canoe exhibition races in the
      afternoon
      Opening Ceremony – Chinese dragon parade to go from heritage fair to the
      CRMM plaza, at CRMM – singing, speeches from dignitaries, presentation of
      Astoria’s Coast Guard City USA designation with flyover, presentation of
      historical flags by American Legion, etc.  (Noon to 2pm)
      Dockside tours of the Tall Ships at CRMM and adventure sail
      Land of the Dragon - This stylized Chinese play is done in the ancient and
      delightful Chinese manner; performed by local, adult actors.  At Liberty
      Theater

      SUNDAY – May 22, 2011
      Dockside tours of the Tall Ships at East End marina and adventure sail
      Astoria Sunday Market

      Monday – May 23, 2011
      Educational programs for school groups and adventure sail on tall ships

      Tuesday – May 24, 2011
      Tall Ships depart for Port Angeles
      Cruise Ship “Regatta” (afternoon)


      While the Chamber has not been the lead on the Bicentennial activities, we
      still wish to express gratitude to all those in the community that have
      embraced this momentous occasion by volunteering with the bicentennial
      activities, donating to the program through sponsorships, showing support
      through their business or attending the events past, present and future.


      Regina

      Marketing Manager
      Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce
      111 West Marine Drive / PO Box 176 / Astoria, OR 97103
      (503) 325-6311 / (800) 875-6807 / Fax: (503) 325-9767
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