2nd Annual 'Get Rockin in Langlois' April 27th at the Lions Club


Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 9:00am

Get Rockin in Langlois

The Langlois Lions Club is again hosting an event: " Get Rockin in Langlois", a small town fair for rock aficionados and beach lovers on Saturday, April 27th 9am- 5 pm. at the Lions Club, 48136 Floras Lake Loop. Last year's was a huge success and had been the first of its kind on this part of the southern Oregon. It seemed as if every local rock hound showed up, not to mention others from the northern Oregon coast and even some from out-of-state.

Admission is free with donations appreciated and/or to buy raffle tickets. The raffle features donations from local businesses and artisans the on-site vendors with wonderful contributions and splendid donations from members of the Art by the Sea Gallery in Bandon.

The main features: Speakers: Geoff Ogle and Matt Vegar: "Tutorial on Rock Identification" 9 am -10 am. Kent Gibson, renown fossil expert- national Katherine Palmer Award for avocational paleontology: " My Fossil Journey." 10:30 am. -11: 30 am. Cody Easom: " How to Make the Best of Rock Tumbling", 1:30 am -2:30pm. A new, most welcome addition: Bob Vernal, master large rock stacker: Demonstration of rock stacking with smaller rocks and a talk on his Irish experience with a Land Art Festival: 3 pm- 4 pm. Bob will also have a built a stone arch outside the club for all to view during event hours. The speakers are partially underwritten by a grant received from the Curry County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

The fossil/rock experts will be on hand all day long. The fourth expert, K Thomas Myers, author of the pocket guide "Agates of the Oregon Coast," will bring a display to see and feel samples up close and personal. You are invited to bring in your mystery rocks and fossils with a limit of 3. More features: great selection of vendors with beach-themed products such as art, jewelry, and plants. We are very pleased that the " Creative Collective of Port Orford", an art co-op, is on board with a variety of artistic expressions. Other Demonstrations: Heidi Foss: zen rock stacking with patron involvement. Calvin Davis: Cabochon cutting, Special kids' corner-instructor present: Fish printing: 9am-1 pm. Rock painting 1 pm-5pm. Free rocks available. Adults also welcome if space available.

A special lunch unique to our event: a red lentil soup-Mercimek Çorbası - a Turkish favorite, with pita & hummus, & small salad for suggested donation of $6.00. Rave reviews last year.

The event also provides the opportunity for people to meet and greet other like-minded people, maybe, even a bit of show and tell. Please follow the FB page " Rockin' in Langlois" for more information such as vendor details as become available. Otherwise, contact D. McDermott : call 541 348 2507, text 541 251 1530 or FB message.


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