Coastal Celtic Society Scotch Whisky Tasting!

The Coastal Celtic Society presents its 4th Annual Scotch Whisky Tasting on Saturday, April 21 at the Black Market Gourmet, 495 Central, Coos Bay, from 4pm-7pm.

Tickets: $55 per person: Available at the Black Market Gourmet, or at 7 Devils Brewing Co., 247 S. 2nd St., Coos Bay. Limited seating - only 55 tickets will be sold! For more info or tickets call Black Market Gourmet: 541-269-0194

Join Presenter Robert More and Chef Jardin Kazaar for tastes of five single-malt Scottish whiskies, each accompanied by special food-pairings. Whiskies to sample include: Glen Garioch Founders Reserve;  Balvenie Caribbean 14-yr; Caol Isla 12-yr;  Longrow Peated; Longmorn 16-yr.

Robert will provide instruction in the procedure of whisky tasting - which is not the same thing as “drinking whisky.” He will also share points of interest about each whisky, the distilleries, and medals the whiskies have been awarded. The presentation is accompanied by a PowerPoint slide show. Participants will be encouraged to share their impressions while enjoying the individual whiskies and their food pairings.

Think Global, Act Local at Coos Head Food Co-op’s Earth Day Fair   

Make every day Earth Day by joining Coos Head Food Co-op’s sustainable weekend celebration during Saturday, April 21st, and Sunday, April 22nd. Located at 353 S. 2nd Street in downtown Coos Bay, the community-owned food cooperative is hosting a showcase of environmental groups, family activities, local and sustainable food businesses, conscious consumer tips, raffles and more!

Earth Day Fair will operate from 10 am to 4 pm on both days with outdoor environmental booths including organizations such as Coos Bay Surfrider, Coast Range Forest Watch, Coos Watershed Association and more. Family-friendly activities will include recycled paper button pressing with 3B’s Buttons on Saturday and light switch artwork with Coos Habitat Restore on Sunday.  Samples will highlight alternative proteins, Keto Diet, bulk foods, local products, and more.  

There is no cost to attend this event and is open to the Coos Community.  Coos Head Food Co-op Member-Owners on Sunday, April 22nd receive 10% off of bulk foods that include grains, nuts, spices, coffees, honey, and etc.  Anyone can shop and everyone is welcome to join the Coos Head Food Co-op membership as an invested owner.

Coos Head Food Co-op has been in operation for 47 years with the mission of sourcing local, organic, sustainable, natural foods and products for a vibrant Coos Community.

 Join us at Coos Head Food Co-op where it is Earth Day, every day!

Coming Soon - Lakeside Crawdad Festival

The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce is having their 11th Annual Mother's Day Weekend Crawdad Festival on May 11, 12 and 13th. Captain Jack Sparrow  will be there all weekend!! The festivities begin on Friday at 4pm with the street fair having food and craft booths. The wine and beer garden featuring Rivers Edge Winery starts serving at 4pm. The live music from 5 to 8 is "Big Creek Rendezvous". At 5pm we start serving crawdads, shrimp and alligator sausage (your basic bucket list item). On Saturday the street fair and music start at 9am with the band "The Groovebirds". A 11am the wine and beer garden opens and we start serving at the crawdad booth. At 1pm it's time for "Hot Wax" who goes until 4pm. Then at 5, it's "Soul Pie" to rock till 8pm. We stop crawdads about 7pm, so make sure you've eaten. (Shrimp with garlic butter!! Worth the wait each year.) Sunday morning at 1030 "Big Creek Rendezvous" goes till 2pm.

We have half pound and full pound meals, gator on a stick and if your not sure, we have our "sampler" so you can try before you buy!

We have great support and manpower by the  Lakeside Fire Association who will be selling barbecued oysters and crafted signs, and Hauser Citizen Patrol and CERT who will be selling Mardi Gras beads and specialties in the beer garden. Tsunami information will be provided.

Lakeside Fire Department will have their brand new boat on display as well as the state certified ladder truck. The dedicated volunteers will be happy to answer questions.

Come to beautiful Tenmile County Park and Park Avenue and enjoy our free outdoor festival sponsored by KDock Radio, CFE Electric, Ringo's Lakeside Marina, North Lake Resort, Lakeshore Lodge, OCC RC Racing, and Day Ship Supply. For more info call Sheli at 541-260-5277.

Search the Beaches for Treasure in Gold Beach

February through April is Beach Treasure Hunt season in Gold Beach. Find a tagged glass float on our beach. Bring it to the Visitor Center to see if you’ve won a prize. There are weekly and monthly prizes. 120 new floats are added to our beaches weekly.

First, make sure you search for the glass floats in the right location. They’re above the high surf line in the driftwood and beach grass. Also, you will only find them from the Rogue River jetty to south of Kissing Rock. That’s almost 3 miles of treasure hunting on our awesome beaches!

Have fun but please, just take one!

In addition to beach hunting, you can shop for your treasure at select Gold Beach stores. Ask the Visitor Center staff for a list of the Treasure Hunt Stores. Between trips of hunting for treasure on the beach you can hunt for hidden treasure in our shops. Shop at one of the stores on the Beach Treasure Hunt map. If you spend at least $25, bring your receipt to the Visitor Center for your own glass float Beach Treasure. The Gold Beach Visitor Center is located at 94080 Shirley Lane, and is open Monday-Sunday 9am-4pm. Call 541-247-7526 for questions.

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