2017 Duck Race Brings Prizes Galore!

Our annual Yachats River Duck Race will happen this year at 2:30pm on July 4th. Come cheer on your favorite quacker down on the beach by Yachats River Bay! Get tickets now at the Chamber and YYFAP. Tickets will be available at the Farmer’s Market on July 2nd (9-2) On July 4th you can buy tickets at the Farmer’s Market, Lion’s Pancake Breakfast, by the Yachats Ladies Club or beside the US Post Office. Get lots of tickets to help support the Youth Program–and for a chance at some great prizes! (See below)

(Our prize list so far)

Two nights stay at Heceta Head Lightstation B & B

$75 Gift Certificate (GC) to Ona Restaurant

Massage GC (Christine Hennessy)

Massage GC  & more Gentle Dragon Massage

2 bikes with helmets

Boogie Boards

Ann Nicholson Necklace

Ellis Lampman Picture

Mari’s Books GC

Ladies Club Basket

Acquarium Tickets

Paciic Sourdoung GC

Judith’s GC

Ture Essentials Pedicure

Bread and Roses GC

La Maison (6 cinnamon rolls GC)

Deane’s 1 Nite stay

Yatel Motel 1 nite stay

Underground Pub $25 GC

Indulge Sweets $10 GC

Farm Store $25 GC

Crestview Golf Course GC

Azul GC

Flower Basket from the Plant Stand

Blow your own float class from Edge Art Galler

Maeona Urban painting

T Shirt from Ruth Bass

Jam from Ghinnifer’s

GC for smoked cheese (farmer’s market)

Coastal Cutter’s Meats GC

Coffee Mug from Jon King

Coffee Mug from another artist at Market

Touchstone Gallery GC

Stargazer Chocolates

“DINE OUT FOR KIDS” Event at the Drift Inn in Yachats

On Wednesday, April 27th,  enjoy a great meal  in a cozy atmosphere, while  helping to support local youth activities. Linda Hetzler, proprietor of the Drift Inn Cafe (124 HWY 101 N ) in Yachats, is generously offering all profits from the day’s operation to the Yachats Youth & Family Activities Program. There will be live music performances during lunch and dinner, featuring  talented musicians from among YYFAP’s participants. Musicians this year will be Andrew Thomas, Graham Shields, Tommy Jackson,  Milo Graamans, and Ian & Stacy Smith.

The Drift Inn is a family-friendly restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The menu is an eclectic mix of family favorites and original dishes focused on fresh ingredients and  the Pacific Northwest, plus coffee drinks, homemade soups, fresh baked breads, and decadent desserts.

YYFAP has been a Yachats fixture for 16 years, offering a wide range of services to local residents. Program offerings include something for everyone – from Indoor Park for the very youngest, to preschool, parenting  support and education, teen community service groups, after school open recreation, family nights,  multi-generational classes, and volunteer opportunities for elders. The program operates out the Yachats Commons.

The Drift Inn  shows  community leadership by its dedication to children and families. You too can show your support by Dining Out for Kids any time  on April 27th.

Premium Tickets Still Available for Dinner Theater

We don’t want you to miss out! Come March 26th at 5:30 PM to Vintage Hithcock-A Live Radio Play at the Yachats Commons and indulge with a gourmet surf and turf dinner buffet with vegetarian option by Chef Mark Shimer of Hawaii. Enjoy live music by Robert Rubin and win amazing auction items, like:

-Gourmet Dinner for 6 with Chefs Karl & Carl
-5 Night Stay at Sunriver
-Fine art
-Village Bean gift certificates, and more!


    And, the best thing is that the proceeds will benefit the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program.


    Call (541) 547-4599 TODAY to reserve your tickets ($60)!

    Dinner Theater featuring Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

    Join us for a gourmet surf and turf dinner buffet with vegetarian option by gourmet chef Mark Shimer of Hawaii followed by Alfred Hitchcock-A Live Radio Play. There will be a live and silent auction which includes: Gourmet Dinner for 6 with Chefs Karl & Carl, Pie of the Month, exquisite art, and more! The event is March 26th and begins at 5:30 PM at the Yachats Commons. Tickets: $60 per person. For reservations, call (541) 547-4599. Proceeds will benefit the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program.

    Bake Sale for the Yachats Preschool-serving all of South County!

    Buy delicious homemade treats for Valentine’s Day. The Bake Sale will take place at Ray’s Supermarket in Waldport on Saturday (2/12) and Sunday (2/13) at 10-2PM.  You can look forward to:

    Peanut Butter Bon Bons

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Rice Crispy Treats


    Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    ….and more!

    All the proceeds will benefit the Yachats Preschool.

    The Drift Inn Presents: “Variety-the Spice of Life”

    “Variety-the Spice of Life” dinner theater, Sunday, November 21st with seatings at 6:00 and 8:00pm. Let the Polka Dots, Jim D’Ville, Brian and Patty Egan, and special guests entertain you while you savor a peerless Drift Inn dinner of Pan-seared Tilapia with Ginger-lime Vinagrette; Roast Pork Tenderloin with Gravy; or Potato, Leek and Morel Gallette. Tickets are $25 and all profits will be donated to The Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program. To reserve seating and make your dinner choice, please stop in or call The Drift Inn at 541-547-4477.

    Yachats is a Finalist to win a $10,000 grant

    The Yachats Commons Playground was selected as a finalist for a $10,000 play space improvement grant from the national non-profit KaBOOM!

    The Yachats Commons Playground was chosen from over 1,600 Play Days all over the nation that took place this past September because of our unique and special play day.

    Now we need your help! To receive the grant we need you to vote for our Play Day as your favorite. It’s really simple:

    1. 1. Go to the Yachats Community Play Day
    2. 2. Vote for the Yachats Community Play Day (If you haven’t register, you will need to register. It only takes a couple minutes)
    3. 3. You can vote once every 24 hours from now until November 30! Please vote everyday!

    Communities across the country held fun-for-the-whole-family outdoor events as part of a national celebration to save play in the lives of children.

    Please vote for our Play Day! With your help we can improve our play space behind the Commons for the kids in our community. We would really appreciate it if you could send this along to your friends. We thank you, and the kids thank you for all of your help

    Our ‘raintastic’ play day made us a top finalist. Check it out:

    Who is going to win this year? Ducks or Beavers?

    You have the power to choose! Ask your neighbors, search for grocery bargains and look through your food pantry for non-perishable foods for the Oregon Food Bank. Drop-off your food donations at the Yachats Youth and Family Activities Program (located in the Yachats Commons basement) in the Ducks or Beavers bin, between the hours of 3:30 PM- 6:00 PM before Novemeber 8th. The team with the most food, wins!