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Newport revives

Nye Beach Clambake

NEWPORT - Walking tours, food vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, a children's parade and arts and crafts will be featured July 7 during the first Nye Beach Clambake in nearly 90 years.

The revived festival, which begins at 10 a.m., recognizes the days when Nye Beach was a separate village from Newport, connected only by a muddy, ruddy set of wooden planks.

A shuttle will be available from parking lots at 11th and Hurbert and at the county courthouse on West Olive Street. For more information, phone (866) 592-5556 or (541) 265-6262.

Steam engine to power

excursion train

HOOD RIVER - The Mount Hood Railroad has acquired a 1910 Alco steam locomotive to power an excursion train on tours through the Hood River Valley, the first time in 50 years that steam engines will be used on the line.

The railroad has contracted with owner Brian Fleming to use his oil-powered steam engine and crew to pull the excursion train's six cars beginning July 7. The dinner and brunch trains will continue to use the railroad's diesel engines.

The Alco 2-8-0 locomotive was originally built for the Lake Superior & Ishpemming Railroad in Michigan. The Grand Canyon Railroad acquired the No. 18 engine in 1989 and it ran on the Arizona line until 2002. It joins Mount Hood Railroad's fleet of diesel engines which includes two GP9's and a GP38.

For more information, call (800) 872-4661 or visit

Insect Zoo spotlights

backyard bugs

PORTLAND - Backyard bugs will be the new focus of the Oregon Zoo's Insect Zoo, which reopened Saturday with a fresh coat of paint, a refurbished roof and new plants.

The exhibit's focus follows the zoo's Habitat Begins at Home campaign, intended for visitors to think of the place they live as a space that is shared with wildlife.

For more information, visit or phone (503) 226-1561.

Photo exhibit tells story

of Ugandan orphans

PORTLAND - Zoom- Uganda, a photo essay created by orphaned girls in Uganda, is on display through Aug. 31 at the World Forestry Center's Discovery Museum.

The photos tell the journey of 12 girls who were each given a camera and asked to capture her own story in a 24-hour period. Most had never seen a camera before. The 14- to 18-year-old girls are from the Rakai district of southern Uganda and all lost their parents to the AIDS epidemic. They are students at St. Andrew's Secondary School in the village of Kalisizo.

The exhibit is presented by the Harambee Centre, a nonprofit organization that connects people and groups in the United States with the peoples and cultures of Africa.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children 3 to 18, and free to members and children younger than 3. For more information, visit or phone (503) 228-1367.

Rooster crow contest

set for Rogue River

ROGUE RIVER - Want something to crow about? Then the National Rooster Crow Championship in Rogue River might be the place for you June 29-July 31.

Held since 1953, the event features a free opening-night concert, a parade, activities, vendor and food booths, arts and crafts, car show and a children's area. The rooster crow contest and human crow contest will be held June 30.

Admission is free. For more information, call (541) 582-0242.

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Title Annotation:Travel; TRAVEL NOTES
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jun 17, 2007
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