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AARP Driver Safety Classes for August

AARP Driver Safety Classes will be offered in August in the following locations on these dates.

Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay on August 16, 9am-4pm.

 This class  will help bring you current on any law changes, changes in ourselves and helps boost our safety awareness, helps to prolong mobility and, maintain independence.

Class costs are $15 for members and $20 for non members.An insurance discount may be available after completion of the class, check with your agent. To register for Coos Bay or Reedsport classes contact: Sharon Bessey at 541-269-0845.


Drop-In Computer Labs

Coos Bay Public Library will be offering FREE Drop-in Computer Labs for users with general questions about computers and devices. The next lab will be on Wednesday, August 22 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Coos Bay Library’s Cedar Room.

Labs are for computer owners who have general computing questions. These labs are open to questions regarding apple devices, windows devices, mobile devices, and eBook questions. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops or mobile devices, but a couple additional laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no formal lecture, but we will be here to answer your questions!

Please call 269-1101 for further information on this program. These labs are free of charge and registration is not required.


Pickling Workshop

The Coos County Master Food Preservers invite you to join them for a Pickling workshop set for Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Participants will learn the basics of making pickles, including how to assess family recipes for safety, spice blends and solutions for crisp pickles. Fermentation will also be covered in this hands-on class where the importance of using up-to-date preserving methods.

The workshop will be held at the Coos County Extension Service, 631 Alder Street, in Myrtle Point. For more information, or to reserve a spot, call 541-572-5263, ext. 25292.  The workshop fee is $10. Participants may wish to bring a snack or light lunch as no lunch will be provided.



SNAP Recipients Eligible For Free Career Services Through Southwestern

Coos Bay, OR – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Recipients are eligible for free Career Coaching services from Southwestern Oregon Community College through a new program called STEP (SNAP Training & Education Program).

 Individuals and families receiving SNAP Benefits can contact Genavieve Sharkey at 541-888-1647 or Genavieve.sharkey@socc.edu with questions and to determine eligibility.

 Services include:  Employer Connections, Resume and Cover Letter Assistance, Interview and Job Search Skills, College Readiness and Education Planning, Financial Aid and Scholarship Navigation, Community Resources and Referrals, and more!



South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC)/WORKSOURCE Oregon at the Langlois Library

A representative from South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC)/WORKSOURCE Oregon will be available the third Tuesday of every month at the Langlois Library.  Job Seekers and business representatives are encouraged to stop by to discuss available services. Classroom training and On-the-Job Training programs are available for eligible individuals. SCBEC currently provides Certified Nurses Assistance training at the Coos Bay Corporate Headquarters.  Appointments may be made by calling Mo Aakre at 541 751-8506.


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.

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