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United States Power Squadrons: America’s Boating Course 

The COOS BAY POWER SQUADRON will be putting on our Basic Boating Class (ABC-3), starting October 16th, 2017. This class meets the requirement to qualify to get The Oregon Boaters Education Card. The Boaters Education Card is required for boats over 10hp, and is first in the series that The Power Squadron offers. The class will be Oct 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30th, will be held at the POWER SQUADRON BUILDING starting at 6:30pm until 8:30pm. The address is 90346 Guano Rock Lane in The Boat Basin CHARLESTON OR. The cost for the class is $45.00 please call 541-888-6178 or 541-756-4408 if interested. 

Food Handler Class

Coos Health & Wellness will be sponsoring a Food Handler Class, October 17, 2017 at 1:30pm. The class will be held at the Ohlsen Baxter Building, 631 Alder St, Myrtle Point, OR

Introduction To The Internet Browser

Coos Bay Public Library will be offering an INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET BROWSER class for novice computer users.  The class will be held on Friday, October 20th, from 9:30am to 11:00am at the library’s Internet computers (entrance at 9:15am). 

This class is for computer novices who need help in learning how to use the Internet.  The class will cover the most important features of a browser, how to use an Internet address, and will also discuss first steps and tips for easier use.  Attendees should be comfortable using a computer mouse. 

Seating is limited so pre-registration is required.  The sign-up sheet is available at the Reference Desk in the Library.  There is no admission charged.  Please call 269-1101 for further information on this program.

Free Preventing Diabetes Class

October 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm Community Health & Education Center (3950 Sherman Ave., NB) - across from Baycrest Learning how to make a few simple changes in the early stages can slow, and sometimes stop its progression. For more information call 541-269-8076.

Tree Id And Nature Journaling Workshop

Oregon State University Extension Service is offering a Tree ID and Nature Journaling Workshop

This day-long course is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning to identify native tree species and exploring ways to record information in the world around us. Learn tree identification and develop observational and recording skills. Different methods and techniques of collecting and recording information will be discussed and demonstrated. Instruction on basic natural history illustration techniques will also be presented. There will be a practical field portion to the class where students can implement techniques and ideas.

Pencils, paper and resource materials will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring any additional art supplies they may want to use. Lunch will be provided. Course is $35 per person Pre-Registration required: online at or by calling our office at 541-572-5263

Instructors: Norma Kline, OSU Extension Forester and Cassie Bouska, OSU Extension Agriculture

Saturday, October 14th, 9 am — 3 pm Millicoma Middle School260 2nd Ave, Coos Bay

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-572-5263, one week prior to workshop.

Tech Soup Friday

Maybe we can Help! Bring your device and/or technical questions to the North Bend Public Library for some friendly advice. (No repairs, please). Every Friday from 2-4 pm at the North Bend Public Library.

Southwestern SBDC offering Ready, Set, Start Your Business Workshops

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center (Southwestern SBDC) is offering people a chance to explore their dreams of starting a business. The Southwestern SBDC is offering a workshop titled “Ready Set Start Your Business” weekly every month.

The 2-hour workshop provides information on important steps that can contribute to a new venture’s success. Participants learn about licensing, business legal structure, financing, business planning, business resources and more.  Handouts in the class are informational and provide all the contact information needed to register a business and get started.

The workshop is designed to answer general questions. If, after completing the workshop, you are interested in pursuing your new business idea, the Southwestern SBDC can set you up with a business advisor to discuss specific questions you may have that pertain directly to your venture.  SBDC advising services are free and confidential.

The "Ready Set Start Your Business" workshop is scheduled on a variety of dates and times throughout the month. On the first Monday of the month, a Ready, Set, Start Your Business class will be offered in Spanish from 10:00 am – noon.  Participants can choose from any one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 17th 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 25th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A fee of $20 per person covers materials. Preregistration is required. All workshops will be held in Coos Bay at the Newmark Center, Room 207 on the Southwestern Oregon Community College campus, 1988 Newmark Ave. To register go to Contact the Southwestern SBDC at 541-888-7026 or email Mary Loiselle at for more information.

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