|Chetco Pelican Players Present Horror Show
The Clumsy Custard Horrow Show will be presented February 7 - 23 at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Avenue in Brookings.
King Dumb is ready for
his daughter to select a husband and all the Knights of the Realm are
anxious to claim her hand. But the sweet Princess has fallen for a
gentle yet courageous lad she assumes to be a pauper. Not so! Little
does she know that this scruffy stranger is Swashbuck Valpariso, bearer
of the magic sword and Master of Fast Feet.
is encouraged in this hilarious comedy, a play that will leave you
breathless with anticipation, and reckless with abandon!
Tickets are $12 for
adults and $6 for children and are available at New Wave Video Store
and Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings. Showtimes for the
Friday and Saturdays shows are 7:30 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm.
For reservations call 541-469-1877.
Murder, Magic and Mayhem Coming to the Dolphin Playhouse
Coming to the Dolphin Playhouse February 14 through March 2,
Murder Magic and Mayhem, Three Plays by Lord Dunsay. Friday and
Saturday shows will be from 7-9 pm, Sunday martinees from 2-4 pm.
Edward John Moreton Drax
Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957)
was an Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in
fantasy, published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books
of his work were published, and his collections include many hundreds
of published short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and
The Dolphin Playhouse is located at 580 Newmark in Coos Bay. For more information call 541-808-261.
"The Trip to Bountiful" at the Bandon Playhouse
The Bandon Playhouse will present “The Trip to Bountiful” from February 21 to March 6. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 7:30 pm, with Sunday matinees at 2 pm.
"The Trip to Bountiful"
follows the journey of widow Carrie Watts. Feeling her presence is an
imposition to her son Ludie and daughter-in-law Jessie Mae, Mrs. Watts
flees the confines of their Houston apartment to make a final
pilgrimage to her beloved home in Bountiful. Though her old home is a
ruin and her friends long gone, Mrs. Watts gains strength and
confidence from her journey.
For additional information go to thebandonplayhouse.org.
Mothers and Daughters in Theatre
By Josie Reid,Steel Magnolias Director
“Steel Magnolias” at Little Theatre on the Bay, I have come
to the realization that this production revolves around
relationships…specifically the one between a mother and a
Of course, the obvious
relationship is between the characters Shelby and M’Lynn
Eatenton, played by Nicole Dockery and Barbara Booth,
respectively. Shelby is desperately trying to arrange her wedding
the way she wants it, and M’Lynn is trying to make her see
reason. Well, what bride sees reason? Their opinions differ
from the hair-do, specifically “Lady Di” or
“Jacqueline Smith”, to the festooning of the church with
sprays of “Pepto Bismol.” The one thing they do agree
on is the “Bleedin’ Armadillo Groom’s cake.”
We have another
mother-daughter set in the cast in the roles of Truvy and Annelle, only
this set is a real blood relationship. Anne and Emily Carter were
cast in those roles and even though their characters are not related,
eventually Truvy begins to feel a kinship with this little lost waif of
a person and supports her, lovingly, through all her religious and
personal attempts to find herself. In real life, Emily and Anne
rehearse together at home since they interact with each other in the
As a director, this
makes me happy. My happiness is what brings me to another
mother-daughter set: me and my daughter Carla Mobley, who is a
real-life hairdresser at “Awesome Cuts.” Carla and the
girls in the shop have been so generous with supplies and personal
equipment and knowledge, that this show will almost be
believable! Ok it will be believable! Bring tissues.
“Steel Magnolias” opens February 21
and runs three weekends with Friday and Saturday shows at 7 pm and
Sunday matinees at 2 pm. General admission prices at the window
are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, and $6 for
children, although, because of the subject matter, it is not
appropriate for very young children. No seats are reserved and
online tickets at www.ltob.net are $1.50 more per seat.
The South Coast Folk Society will host a public Barn Dance on Saturday evening, February 8,
at the Greenacres Grange Hall. This month’s Barn Dance features
three hours of great live music starting at 7PM. There will also
be professional instruction for new dancers. Barn dancing is a fun
event for singles, couples and families. All ages are welcome.
Patricia Danscen of Denver, Colorado, is the guest
caller this month. Her energetic calling has delighted dancers of all
ages and levels of experience for over 20 years. She takes pleasure in
seeing smiling faces twirling and whirling on the dance floor as she
shares her passion for dance and music.
On stage playing fiddle and clogging will be Nancy Maple
of Estes Park, Colorado. She is joined by Norman Farrell of Anchorage,
Alaska, playing mandolin and penny whistle. Local musicians Alayne
Olmstead and Jennifer Sordyl on fiddles, and Don Berg on Guitar will
complete the ensemble. Together they play lively old-timey and celtic
The Second-Saturday Barn Dance is sponsored by the
non-profit South Coast Folk Society. The program includes contras,
circle mixers, and a waltz or two. Refreshments are available. Doors
open at 6:45PM. Admission: General $7, Students w/ID and Seniors
over 60 $6, Members $5, and Supervised Children under 6 are free. First
timers who arrive in time for the 7PM lesson will receive a ticket for
free admission to their second dance. The dances are alcohol and
fragrance free. For more information call 541-572-5370 or visit http://southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com or Facebook.
Coos Historical and Maritime Center Update
December 10, the City of Coos Bay planning commission approved a
2,500-square-foot second-story addition to the Coos Historical &
Maritime Center building currently rising on Coos Bay’s downtown
waterfront. The addition, which the museum board sought, actually
brings the building closer to a design proposed nearly ten years ago
and then scaled back in recent configurations.
think the board decided wisely that building for the present and the
future was the wisest course of action,” said executive director
Frank Smoot. “It’s a big project with a long history, and
the board didn’t want to fall short at the goal line.”
it means for us,” Smoot continued, “is that as we expand
the services we provide, we’ll have the space to do it. I know it
was a difficult decision to make, but it was the right one for the
future of the museum.”
second story addition rises on the east (waterfront) side of the
building. It will have a simple gabled roof, a modest change from
earlier versions of the building plan.
building, for which major construction should be complete by the end of
September 2014, will offer about 11,000 square feet of usable space.
This will allow not only bigger and better exhibits and important
preservation work: the open spaces within – and the surrounding
landscaping – will be an inviting venue for all kinds of events
the day it opens, the center will serve two vital, interrelated
functions. For local residents, the Center connects our region’s
long human history with present-day concerns. It’s a gathering
place for earnest discussion, memorable stories, research and
discovery, celebration and fun. For visitors from out of town, the
Center is a point of departure, an insider’s guide to the
region’s surprisingly rich and largely hidden history.
both of these audiences in mind, the Center is a dynamic institution,
with continually updated and refreshed exhibits that reward frequent
visits. But there is much more to do. The museum must finish and
furnish the inside of the building, create exhibits, and establish an
endowment to operate the facility for decades to come.
who might consider a financial donation to help finish the work can
contact the museum’s Executive Director, Frank Smoot, at email@example.com
or 541-756-6320 to have a conversation. All contributions or pledges
must be received by May 1, 2014 in order to be recognized on the
museum’s donor board.
Winter Art and Chocolate Festival in Harbor
Saturday and Sunday, February 8 and 9,
join friends and family at the Seascape Center, 97904 W. Benham Lane in
Brookings, for the 9th Annual Winter Art and Chocolate Festival. The
festivities will include arts and crafts booths and assorted food
booths all offering chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! Browse
the commercial vendors with their crafts and enjoy free entertainment
from 10am to 5pm. For more information, call 541-469-3181 or
Strengthening Families Workshop in Bandon
Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering a
free, interactive series of workshops, for PARENTS and YOUNG TEENS
TOGETHER, focusing on how to communicate effectively with one another
as well as how to balance love and respect with setting appropriate
limits. Teens attend their own session where they learn peer refusal
skills and how to come together with their parents as a family unit.
Free healthy snacks will be provided. Childcare may be available for
younger siblings, please call to inquire.
Communication skills and family meetings.
Building bridges, dealing with peer pressure.
Protecting against substance abuse and setting limits.
Family fun and communication activities with parents and teens together for the last 45 minutes of each class.
The workshops will take place at Harbor Lights Middle School in Bandon, Monday evenings, February 10, 2014 to March 17, 2014, from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm. To register please call Harbor Lights at (541) 347-4415 or Gina at (541) 808-1813; firstname.lastname@example.org.
workshops are co-sponsored by Southwestern Oregon Community College,
Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon and Pathways to Positive
CEU’s are available for professional development. Certificates
will be issued which identify completed training hours for CCD
certified & registered child care providers, foster parents, &
other participants. Southwestern Oregon Community College is an equal
opportunity educator and employer.
Sweet Choices for Your Valentine!
Looking to give your Valentine some sweet treats this Valentine’s Day? Look no further!
See’s Candy Sales Feb. 3 - 14,
from 11 am to 6 pm. Nuts, soft centers, chews, assorted milk and
dark chocolates. Proceeds to the Kiwanis Club’s community
projects. Stop by the parking lot of the Pony Village mall and look for
the See’s Candy Trailer!
Lower Umpqua Hospital Candy & Bake Sale
Main Conference Room at Lower Umpqua Hospital Wed., Feb. 12,
9 am - 3 pm for the LUH Auxiliary Valentine’s Candy & Bake
Sale! Located at 600 Ranch Road in Reedsport. Lots of goodies for your
sweetheart or anyone who deserves a special treat.
New Chocolate Choices Available As Chocolate Sales Begin
Chapter of American Council of the Blind of Oregon members will once
again be selling World’s Famous Chocolates beginning Jan 31.
variety of bars offered includes: Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with
Almonds, Crispy, Dark Chocolate with Almonds, and boxes of Mint Melt
Aways and Caramel Swirls. New boxes of chocolate pieces are: Dark
Chocolate, Peanut Butter Bears, Pecan Clusters and Cashew Clusters.
members will be selling these affordable and delicious chocolates at
WalMart, Coos Grange Supply, and Farr’s Hardware in Coos Bay as
well as around town in Coquille, Myrtle Point, and Reedsport.
For case orders or for more information about SW ACB of O, call Leonard Kokel, president, at 541-888-0846.
Breakfast with the Lions in Bandon
Breakfast with the Lions Club of Bandon and get a Silent Auction, too! At the Barn in Bandon's City Park, on Saturday, February 8
from 8 to 11 am, enjoy the best breakfast in town for $7; $5 for
kids. Feast on sausage, egg scrambles, and all-you-can-eat
pancakes, then bid on great items in the silent auction. There is
no cover charge in the bidding area.
Contact the Lions Club at 541-347-7126. All proceeds go to local charities.
over a decade, the Gold Coast Chorus barbershop harmony singers have
been delivering singing Valentines, delighting relatives and
sweethearts in Coos Bay, North Bend, Bandon and Coquille.
This Valentine’s Day is Friday, February 14.
a mere $30, a well-attired quartet will visit your Valentine at home,
school or office, perform two love ballads in four-part barbershop
harmony, and present her (or him) with a long-stemmed red rose and a
charming old-fashioned Valentine card. Then they’ll commemorate
the emotional event with a photo of your loved one with the barbershop
arrange for a “Singing Valentine” delivery, call Tom
Jacobson at 267-7892, John Hubbard at 347-3573, or Tom Young at
Shots for Tots Immunization Clinic
There will be free immunizations for children up to 18 years old who do not have health care coverage on Saturday, February 8
from 10 am to 2 pm. Sponsored by the Bay Area Rotary Club, the
immunizations will be administered at the Coos County Health Department
offices, 1975 McPherson in North Bend.
Show . . .Tickets On Sale Now!
Tickets are on sale now for the Rotary
Coastal Douglas Has Talent! community talent show. Tickets
only $5 and are available at the Bank of America, Jitterbug N Java,
First Community Credit Union, Umpqua Bank and Rotarians.
This year’s show will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014.
The show starts at 6 pm. Doors will open at 5 pm, followed by a Name
that Tune contest at 5:30 pm sponsored by Umpqua Bank.
Show highlights include a return of the popular
of Ceremonies, Kingsley Kelley; an encore performance from Sean Grubb,
the 2013 winner; Strange Brew as the house band, who will
for the audience’s entertainment, Name that Tune, and other
throughout the show. There will also be guest performances again this
year featuring Rotarians and Rod Furlott, a 1977 Reedsport High School
Sponsorships are still available. The talent show
fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Reedsport and will support its
community and service projects. Local sponsorships are also being
sought. For more information contact Kathleen Miller at email@example.com.
Hunting Season in Gold Beach!
and April are treasure hunting season in Gold Geach!
GLASS FLOATS are “hidden” on
for visitors to discover and keep. Each February-April about 2500 glass
floats are “hidden” on beaches for visitors to
The floats are hidden weekly and placed above the high surf line on the
beach from just south of Kissing Rock wayside to a little north of the
Rogue River jetty (approximately 3 miles of beach). If you
glass float you get to keep it, plus you also get to enter a monthly
drawing at our Visitor Center. One lucky winner is chosen
month for a vacation package valued at over $300 which includes a
one-night stay in a local hotel, a pair of Jerry’s Rogue Jet
tickets, and a dinner gift certificate at a great local restaurant.
Just check in at the Visitor Center, 94080 Shirley Lane, with your
float and enter to win!
The week of Valentine’s Day is special
glass float hunting. Look for red-colored floats exclusively
this time. Make your Valentine’s Day special this year by
planning a storm watching trip and red float treasure hunt with your
sweetie. You could also win a return trip if you are the
February drawing winner.
Weather too wild for beach hunting?
okay, local merchants can help you find glass float treasures in their
shops. Select local retailers also participate in the
hunting. Spend at least $25 in one of the stores and take your receipt*
to the Visitor Center to receive a glass float and be entered in the
special retailers' monthly prize drawing. *One glass float
receipt. One entry per month in the monthly prize drawing.
For the GEOCACHING ENTHUSIASTS there are Gold
Myrtlewood coins hidden in some of the caches around town. Find the
coin and it's yours to keep! Bring it by the Visitor Center
you will be entered in a monthly drawing.
For more information contact the Visitor Center at
Peace Harbor Hospital will host the seventh annual
event titled “Heart 2 Heart” on Saturday, February 8
am to 12:30 pm at the Florence Events Center, 715
Quince Street in Florence. The program will feature a variety of
speakers providing overall health information to help women understand
and manage the many health conditions facing them today. The highlight
of the day will be a premier fashion show hosted by On Your Feet with a
Splash!, Bon Jour!, Silver Lining and other local merchants.
The focus of this event is to provide the best
experience possible for
attendees. “Addressing issues that are important to women,
giving them the opportunity to laugh and live it up a bit are the goals
of everyone involved,” says Catherine Rannow, Senior
Communications Specialist for PeaceHealth.
Workshops At Coos Bay Library
Coos Bay Public Library will be offering a BEGINNING COMPUTER MOUSE
class for novice computer users. Class will be held on Friday, February 14th
from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Library’s Internet
(entrance at 9:15am). Seating is limited so pre-registration is
required. The sign-up sheet is available at the Reference Desk in the
This session is designed for users who have no experience using
computers or have had trouble using a computer mouse. Attendees will
become comfortable using a mouse and an Internet browser. This will be
an ideal chance for computer novices to learn the most basic steps to
getting on the Internet.
There is no admission charged. Please call 269-1101 for further
information on this program.
Focus on Environment at Coos Bay Library
in February, the Coos Bay Public Library will show a film
from the “Inherit the Earth Environmentary Series”
• Monday, Feb. 10
– “Last Call at the Oasis” (library
closed, doors open at 6:40 pm)
sheds light on the vital role water plays in our lives,
exposes the defects in the current system, and shows communities
already struggling with its ill effects.
• Monday, Feb. 17 –
cameras in the Arctic capture a multi-year record of the
world’s changing glaciers, showing ancient mountains of ice
motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
• Monday, Feb. 24 –
concept of progress in our modern world, examining the
major “progress traps” facing our civilization in
arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment.
information call 541-269-1101 or visit http://bay.cooslibraries.org.
Training Classes Open To The General Public
interested in improving your green thumb, consider the variety of
gardening classes being offered to the general public during the Coos
County Master Gardener’s 2014 Training in January, February
are open to
drop-in participants and range from botany and entomology to
landscaping, water conservation in the garden and sustainable gardening
on the coast. Classes are taught by Oregon State University faculty and
staff and local gardening experts.
for each 3-hour
class is $10, or participants can pay $15 to take both the morning and
afternoon sessions on two different subjects. Most classes will be held
at the South Coast Education Service District (ESD) office in Coos Bay,
with a few being held at the Coos County Extension Service office in
Myrtle Point. Drop-in participants will not become certified Master
Gardeners but will gain knowledge and connect with local resources and
see the schedule of classes, visit the Extension Service website at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos
and click on 2014 Master Gardener Training and then on 2014 Schedule of
Classes. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 541-572-5263,
ext. 240 or 299.
Area Seniors Computer Club
Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Friday of each
month and held at: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Rd., Coos
Bay. Refreshments Visiting & Help Stations 9:15-9:45a.m.,
Friday Feb. 7
- “Making Computer file Backups”
- Terry Stillman will show how to use the Windows backup program to
save folders, files, and the Operating System to an external hard drive
for safe keeping. There are options to making backups. These
be discussed. There are also third party backup programs, some you buy,
some are free, and some pre- installed on external hard drives. Terry
will review his external hard drive with a backup program installed to
demonstrate the advantage of it. This presentation should remove the
mystery out of making regular backups.
11 - “Free Computer Workshop”
- Need computer help? This is not a class, but a one on one question
and answer type help. If you have your own laptop please bring it with
you. Stop by the Coos Bay Library’s Cedar Room on the 2nd
of each month from 10 am to noon.
21 - “Cloud storage”
- Dennis Dater will present using the internet for storage. One such
program is Dropbox. What can be stored there? Is it free or paid, how
much storage space is provided? These questions will be discussed along
with other storage programs that are available. What are the advantages
of cloud storage? Can photos or movie clips be stored there for others
to view? Come to this presentation to ask questions and learn more
about what is available.
There will be
time to ask questions at all our
presentations.Put this date on your calendar. Attend and be our special
guest. Check out our website www.bascc.info. Limited MAC
& tablet help is available. For further questions and or
information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our motto is “never too old to learn”. Membership
is 50 years of age or older.
Seduction Of Chocolate Class
County OSU Extension Master Food Preserver
volunteers are excited to help you get in a valentine mood as they
present a chocolate tasting workshop, “The Sweet Seduction of
Chocolate,” on Saturday,
February 8, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Registered Dietitian Stephanie Polizzi, the
class will cover the history of chocolate, health benefits, and some
things to watch out for when buying and consuming chocolate.
Participants will enjoy tasting a wide array of locally-available
chocolate, to awaken their senses and please their palates.
They’ll also learn how to get the most out of a small amount
fine chocolate (diabetics welcome) and enjoy creating a chocolate
will be held at the Coos County Extension
Service in Myrtle Point. Cost is $15, and space is limited so phone
registration is recommended. Call 541-572-5263, ext. 292 to reserve a
The Charleston Volunteer Fire
Fighters will be installing free smoke alarms in homes located in the
Charleston Rural Fire Protection District. Installation will
between January 1 and February 15, 2014.
There will only be 100 alarms
available, so it will be on a first come, first served basis. If you
would like a smoke alarm installed, please call 541-435-7070, wait for
the smoke alarm prompt and leave your name, address & phone
If yours is one of the 100 homes chosen, you will be contacted for an
South Coast Veterans Assistant Network (SCVAN) is a great networking
resource for veterans who are looking for support, help with services,
veteran-related activities and events, or just someone to hang out with
who knows where they are coming from. Their goal is to
strong network for veterans and community organizations and local,
state, and federal government agencies to share news, activities and
events to improve the lives of local veterans.” They also
coordinate the annual outreach event, Stand Down, to inform and provide
social and support services for homeless veterans. SCVAN meets every
2nd Thursday at 1:30 pm at the American Legion Hall, 1421 Airport Way,
in North Bend. All veterans and interested parties are invited to
attend and give input.
Oregon Veterans Outreach (SOVO) http://sovo4vets.org
is located in the mezzanine at Pony Village Mall, Suite 208A, North
Bend, OR. Office Director Mike Brooker told me, “We
any military person who comes back from service who is homeless, who
needs clothing or food, or help with the rent.” Contact (541)
756-8718 or visit the website http://sovo4vets.org for more
information. If there is an emergency, contact Mike at (541)
Man Ministries is an interdenominational, mission oriented ministry
that helps hurting veterans and their families with issues such as
housing, transportation, gas, food, or electricity. They also help
veterans navigate the VA system in order that they may obtain the
benefits that they have earned, and help people connect with counseling
services and support groups. They also hold a weekly Bible Study on
Issues of PTSD every Tuesday from 4:30pm until 6:30pm, at the Four
Square Church in Coos Bay. Please contact Mark Winders at
404-0785, or Mike Harris at (541) 267-4755 for more information.
101 is a support group for all returnees from deployment to forward
areas. It is an informal gathering that provides a community for
veterans of all branches of service, as well as contractors and
civilian employees who served on U.S. Government missions deployed to
forward areas. They meet in the mezzanine of the
Village Mall in Suite 211, Wednesdays from 6pm till 7:30. For more
information, contact Volunteer Peer Facilitator Andy Osborn at (541)
294-6247. On Thursday afternoons from 1pm till 2:30 pm, FOB 101 holds a
support group specifically for family members of military and
civilian returnees. You may contact Carolyn Billman at (541)
297-1288 to learn more. Thursday nights, FOB 101 holds a Vietnam
Veterans Support Group. Please contact Mark Winders at (541) 404-0785
for more information on this.
Hospice is a Level 2 Partner of the We Honor Veterans program. For more
info on this program, visit www.wehonorveterans.org. They are
recruiting local Veterans to become volunteers, to
listen, honor, and relate to their Veteran patients, as well as to
assist in fostering awareness of this program in the community. For
more information on becoming a South Coast Hospice volunteer, you may
contact Debbie Peabody, Community Outreach Manager, at (541) 269-2986,
or via email at email@example.com
North Bend Community Based Outpatient VA Clinic is located at 2191
Marion St, North Bend, OR. They are open Monday-Fridays from 8am till
4:30pm. Call (541) 756-7503 for more information.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) holds meetings the 2ND
of each month starting at 1:00 PM, at 1402 Airport Way, North Bend, OR.
Please call (541)756-2390 for more information.
following people for information on other services:
Aviotti, LPC for the Center for Holistic Therapy, provides specialized
assessment of and counseling to combat veterans who are dealing with
PTSD, depression, or anxiety related issues. She can be reached at
Ducheneaux, CVSO of Coos County Veterans Services (541) 396-3121
x258 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Partipilo, of the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program, can be reached at