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Free Traditional Dance Class Offered in North Bend

The South Coast Folk Society welcomes public participation in its new free traditional dance class for beginners. This class meets every Monday for two hours starting at 7:00PM. The North Bend Housing Authority has provided their spacious meeting room for this free weekly class. They are located at 1700 Monroe Street in North Bend. Singles, couples and families will enjoy this light-hearted social gathering. Drop-ins are always welcome at every class.

This is a beginner’s level class. No previous dance experience is required. All ages and abilities can have fun dancing to live music provided by area musicians. The emphasis will be on traditional dances from America and around the world. These include squares and circles, line dances and set dances, folk and ballroom dances. Many of the dances will be accompanied by live music, and musicians are invited to join in. All dances will be taught, and no partner is needed. For more information email or call Paul at 541-404-8267.

The North Bend Housing Authority is a smoke and fragrance free venue. Children must be accompanied by a responsible supervising adult. Light refreshments will be available.

A Free Performance By Finnish Folk Duo, Vellamo

Join the Coos Bay Public Library for a FREE performance by Finnish folk duo, Vellamo on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00pm in the library’s Myrtlewood Room.

Vellamo is led by the performing and songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, Pia’s ethereal lead vocals and Joni’s virtuosic guitar stylings. Based in Kokkola, on the western coast of Finland, Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folksong with an appealing “retro” sensibility, creating a modern folk music experience. According to David Kidman of FATEA Magazine, duo has a “retro feel – kinda Trader Horne/first-album Fairport, maybe more than a hint of the Fariñas, with a touch of early-electric-Dylan/McGuinn jangle.”

This performance is FREE and open to all members of the public. Please call 269-1101 for further information. Vellamo will have merchandise to sell after performance.

A Little Lunch Music Series Returns To Coos Bay Public Library

The popular “A LITTLE LUNCH MUSIC” series returns to Coos Bay Public Library October 9th-13th. In celebration of Oregon Days of Culture, live music will be performed from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Myrtlewood Room beginning Monday, October 9th through Friday, October 13th.  Attendees are invited to bring their lunch or purchase a modestly priced bowl of soup plus bread provided by Black Market Gourmet to help support the library foundation.  

The Monday-Friday performers will be: Riptide Acoustic Trio featuring Lorna Wolvin, John Chambers, Mark Stephens bring their two and three part harmonies will kick off the week on October 9th On Tuesday, October 10th, Doc Slyter & Ashley Russell will perform Native flute and vocals. Stacey Rose & Gail Elber offer lively Celtic music on a variety or unique instruments as The Little Match Girls on Wednesday, October 11th.  Ida Jo Gates directs the SOCC Vocal Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, and the week winds up on Friday, October 13th with eclectic Folk/Americana from Bone Mountain Brothers Peter Wilson, Elijah Vaughn, Colin Smith, and Dave Andrist.

This free public event is sponsored by the Friends of Coos Bay Public Library and Coos Bay Public Library Foundation.  For more information call the library at 541.269.1101 or visit

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