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Free Movie Showing at the Dolphin Players Theater

Grab the kids and bring them to a free movie showing on Saturday, October 14, at 11am at the Dolphin Players Theater located in Empire/Coos Bay. The movie featured will be "Boss Baby", rated PG. There will be free popcorn as well. The Dolphin Payers Theater is located at 580 Newmark Ave, Coos Bay.

This free event is sponsored by the Community Coalition of Empire , the Dolphin Players Theatre, and Bay Area Mailing.


Friday Foreign Film

The “Friday Foreign Film” series at Coos Bay Public Library continues at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13th.  This month’s feature is a comic, horror, genre-blending festival favorite “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” (Iran, 2014).

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the town’s most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom...blood red.

Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the surrealism of David Lynch.

The “Friday Foreign Film” series, sponsored by the Friends of Coos Bay Public Library, is normally held on the second Friday of the month and is free to the public.  Many of these films are not rated and parental discretion is advised. For more information call 269-1101.


Movie Night at the Langlois Public Library

Langlois Public Library presents, A Night at the Library, a movie night on October 13th at 6:30pm.  Come join us as we watch Hocus Pocus and snack on some Halloween treats.  This movie is rated PG and we suggest parents abide by what they feel comfortable with.  We’d love to see a mix of all ages!  Bring a comfy pillow, bring some snacks to share, but above all bring yourself and enjoy this fun comedic Halloween movie.  For more information call the Langlois Public Library at 541 348 2066.


Spanglish! Conversational Program

Coos Bay Public Library will be offering its monthly program, SPANGLISH!, for anyone who wishes to sharpen their Spanish conversational skills.  This event will be held on Saturday, October 21st from 10:30am to 12:00pm in the library’s Myrtlewood Room. 

This program is for those who wish to practice their Spanish conversational skills and help other learners in a friendly setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to converse in Spanish as a group for 90 minutes in a casual, informal environment. This is NOT a class but we will provide ideas for conversational topics. Beginners are welcome. Let’s talk!

This program is FREE and open to everyone. No registration required. Please call 269-1101 for further information on this program.


Tween Book Club

The Coos Bay Public Library invites kids ages 10-13 to Tween Book Club. Tween Book Club meets once a month to play games, snack, and discuss books. Our next meeting is October 19th from 3:45 to 4:45. We will be discussing Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff. For a list of upcoming meetings and the books we are reading, visit coosbaylibrary.com or call 541-269-1101. Food, friends, fun, and fantastic reads: Tween Book Club.

This event is FREE and is sponsored by the Friends of the Coos Bay Public Library.


Rock History Of Oregon

Coos Bay Public Library will be holding a FREE archaeology presentation. As part of Oregon Archaeology Celebration 2017, Margaret Stallknecht will present Rock History of Oregon, sharing and discussing examples. Margaret will have two display cases in the library’s entrance filled with rocks and gems from her collection available for public viewing through the month of October. Event will be held on Saturday, October 14th at 2:00pm in the Myrtlewood Room at the Coos Bay Library and is open to all members of the public, no registration required.

Margaret operates the Stallknecht Museum in Coos Bay and travels as a self-taught rock hound, archaeologist, anthropologist, Egyptologist, and stamp collector. She routinely provides classroom demonstrations for science teachers in Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Washington, and Utah. Come join us in celebrating Oregon’s archaeological heritage.


“Shaking and Baking: Using Seismology to Study Volcanoes”

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular Geology Lecture Series kicks off this year with Dr. Stephen McNutt, speaking about “Shaking and Baking: Using Seismology to Study Volcanoes” at 7 p.m., Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Hales Center for Performing Arts.

Geology Lecture Series talks are free and are held in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay.  For those not able to attend in person, all lectures are Livestreamed and archived, with access from the College’s web site at www.socc.edu

For additional information please contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.


Public Lecture At The Oregon Institute Of Marine Biology

Friday October 20, 7:00 p.m. Shorelines are used by people in many ways, from building sandcastles to  building marinas, from harvesting shellfish, to harvesting sand. Shorelines, ranging from exposed rocky coasts to muddy estuarine wetlands, thus provide a variety of ‘services’ to people. However, many of our uses turn out to be abuses in terms of having unintended negative consequences, leading to tough choices about future actions. The talk will explore some of these consequences, especially from ‘armoring’ shorelines with seawalls, and will attempt to raise awareness about the trade-offs inherent in shoreline alterations. The title of the talk is:

“Uses and abuses of our beloved shorelines: Choices and consequences”

The talk will be held in the OIMB Boathouse Auditorium in Charleston (Park near OIMB and walk to the end of Boat Basin Drive, past the Coast Guard housing complex). Admission is free and all are invited.


History Museum To Host Fermentation On Wheels Book Event! 

Fri. Oct. 13th! 6-8:30pm

Fermentation on Wheels --the book and the adventure--was born in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in May 2013 when author Tara Whitsitt converted a forty-foot vintage military bus into a fermentation lab and workshop. Since then, she’s travelled over 24,000 miles with a mission to bridge communities, inspire sustainability, and teach fermentation. With her new illustrated memoir/cookbook, Tara shares road stories and recipes--from the generous farmers who offered respite and fermentables, to young arms baptized elbow-deep in salty cabbage, and to fifty unique recipes of delectable fermentations learned and created while on the road.

After her book discussion, discover the simple tradition of preservation through bacterial collaboration in one of its most simple forms: via the local micro-flora of vegetables! Taste a variety of ferments from the bus and featured in the book, then learn about the cost effective and simple tools involved and go home knowing how to creatively and fearlessly ferment vegetables with this hands-on demonstration.

For details, go to the museum’s face book page, www.cooshistory.org, or contact our Education Coordinator, Amy Pollicino, at 541-756-6320 ext. 216 or education@cooshistory.org.


Oregon Health Plan Help at Langlois Public Library

Coast Community Health Center will be providing Oregon Health Plan (OHP) assistance at Langlois Library on November 2, 2017 from 3pm-6pm. Our Certified Assister will be able to complete new and renewal OHP applications, as well as, answer any questions about Oregon Health Plan. This service is free, confidential and open to all. November is National Diabetes Month. To learn more, come see us on November 2nd! For any questions, please call our Bandon Outreach Office at 541-347-2529 ext. 120.


The CV Seed Community Meeting Oct. 12

October 12, 2017, Meeting from 6-8pm. The CV Seed Community invites you to Delve into the Depths of Composting. Roland Ransdell talks about Composting & our special guest speaker, David Boyer, owner of SeaCoast Compost, shares with us his process for making Bio-Dynamic Compost utilizing materials from our local  fisheries, dairy & timber industries. And Ish Shalom will speak on Training Young Trees. Jim Reis will distribute garlic bulbs ordered at the Sept Meeting, and please remember to bring back your garlic bulbs (to share), and any data.

Public is welcome. Monthly meetings are on the 2nd Thursdays, 6-8pm at the Coos County Annex (Owen Building), 201 N Adams, Coquille.  541-572-3317. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/CoquilleValleySeedCommunity


Empire District Get Together

The Community Coalition of Empire is inviting all Empire area businesses to their 1st Annual Empire Business Get Together - together we will make it happen! Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 19 from 5-7pm at the Dolphin Players Theater, located at 580 Newmark Ave, in Empire/Coos Bay. Come meet your community, enjoy some appetizers and refreshments.

For more information or to RSVP, please call Joanne at 541-751-9673.


First Interstate Bank Invites Public to Grand Opening Celebration

North Bend, OR – The public is cordially invited to attend a Grand Opening celebration at First Interstate Bank, located at 1611 Virginia Ave on October 18th at 3:00 p.m.  Attendance is free and refreshments will be served.

The event celebrates a successful transition from Bank of the Cascades to First Interstate Bank, a merger that occurred mid-August.

“We are delighted to welcome Bank of the Cascades clients and employees to the First Interstate family,” said First Interstate President and CEO Kevin Riley. “I thank all the employees across our footprint for working so diligently to bring our two banks together. We have a fantastic team that will continue to serve our clients with exceptional commercial and consumer banking services—from robust, innovative digital banking platforms, to small business and home loans, as well as wealth management services.”

About First Interstate Bank

First Interstate Bank is a community bank with $12.2 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017, delivering financial solutions through 126 locations located throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. First Interstate is guided by strong values as well as a commitment to delivering long-term organic growth by exceeding client expectations and supporting, with leadership and resources, the communities it serves. For more information, visit firstinterstate.com.


Coos Bay SDA Church to Highlight Martin Luther 500th Anniversary with Fascinating Documentary-Style Series

Coos Bay, Ore. (Oct. 27, 2017) Many people are surprised to learn that trust in organized religion has declined in recent years. In fact, the Pew Research Center recently released a report revealing that the Christian percentage of the population fell eight percent between 2007 and 2014. People are eyeing the Christian church with suspicion and some even feel betrayed by the news they hear about religion throughout the world. Are their fears justified? Did something go wrong at the dawn of Christianity?

Starting Oct. 27, during A Pale Horse Rides, the Coos Bay SDA Church will explore that question by studying what the Bible has to say about Christianity's future. In addition, stories from the 1,200 years that led up to Martin Luther's Reformation will illustrate this topic perfectly.

This series, hosted by Voice of Prophecy Speaker/Director Shawn Boonstra, will take a documentary-style, Bible-based approach to this topic. Boonstra recently traveled to countries such as Ireland and Germany to make history come to life and tell the story of an intriguing group of ancient barbarians who mysteriously converted and built their faith solely upon the words of the Bible.

"These fearless men and women lived their faith during some of this world's darkest hours,"  said Boonstra. "They paved the way for Luther...as well as us! Your own faith will be deepened by what they accomplished."

This series will address questions such as:

What happened to the Christian churches outside of the Roman Empire?

How, exactly, did our ancestors become Christians?

How does the Bible deal with the fact that Christians are sometimes less than Christ-like?

What would the church look like without the merger of church and state?

How can we have the strong faith of our ancestors?

Coos Bay SDA Church is thrilled to be hosting this series. A Pale Horse Rides will involve both documentary-style and live elements, featuring local moderator Pastor Tom Nicholas.

All are welcome to attend this free event, the first 100 attendees will receive a copy of Boonstra's new book, A Pale Horse Rides.

"During A Pale Horse Rides, you will learn the stories that paved the way for Martin Luther's Reformation and how they continue to echo through the lives of every person on earth today," said Boonstra. "I hope you will join us for this intriguing study!"

Topics will include: "Rome Is Burning," "Barbarian Fire," and "An Underground Movement."

A Pale Horse Rides begins Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:00 PM in the Coos Bay SDA Church located at 2175 Newmark Ave. in Coos Bay. It will continue Oct. 28 at 11:00 AM & 2:30 PM. You may register to attend on-site during this free event, by calling 541-217-8648, or by visiting www.palehorserides.com.


Zonta Club Celebrity of the Year

Nominations are open for the 2018 Zonta Celebrity to be honored at the upcoming 20th Annual Zonta Celebrity Dinner & Auction on February 24, 2018. The Celebrity Dinner is hosted by the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area. The Zonta Celebrity can be either female or male, is a resident of Coos County and is selected for their contributions to Coos County and beyond. Additional criteria includes:

Made significant and enduring contributions to their field, whether professional or volunteer;

Made improvements to the cultural, economic, political or social status of  the Coos County community or the state of Oregon;

Elevated  and improved the status of women and/or girls;

Helped open doors for women, girls and the general society;

Are inspirational role models.

Nomination form and list of previous Zonta Celebrities is available on the club website zontacoosbay.org. Submission deadline is December 20, 2017. The 2018 winner will be elected by club vote and presented with their award at the Zonta Celebrity Dinner and Auction, February 24, 2018.

The Zonta Celebrity Dinner and Auction is the club’s largest fundraiser complete with dinner, live and silent auction followed by dancing with DJ Daryl Elkin’s. This fundraiser supports local and international scholarships for women, grants to local non-profits, the Little Red School House School supply program as well as Zonta International service projects.

The Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area is encouraging people to nominate a colleague, neighbor, friend or family member, or someone well known in one of the following categories: Community, Business, Health, Education, Arts, or Sports. For more information contact Genelle Hanken 541-297-4042.

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Coos Bay Area Club was formed in 1953.


History Museum To Host Fermentation On Wheels Book Event! 

Fri. Oct. 13th! 6-8:30pm

Fermentation on Wheels --the book and the adventure--was born in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in May 2013 when author Tara Whitsitt converted a forty-foot vintage military bus into a fermentation lab and workshop. Since then, she’s travelled over 24,000 miles with a mission to bridge communities, inspire sustainability, and teach fermentation. With her new illustrated memoir/cookbook, Tara shares road stories and recipes--from the generous farmers who offered respite and fermentables, to young arms baptized elbow-deep in salty cabbage, and to fifty unique recipes of delectable fermentations learned and created while on the road.

After her book discussion, discover the simple tradition of preservation through bacterial collaboration in one of its most simple forms: via the local micro-flora of vegetables! Taste a variety of ferments from the bus and featured in the book, then learn about the cost effective and simple tools involved and go home knowing how to creatively and fearlessly ferment vegetables with this hands-on demonstration.

For details, go to the museum’s face book page, www.cooshistory.org, or contact our Education Coordinator, Amy Pollicino, at 541-756-6320 ext. 216 or education@cooshistory.org.



Langlois Lion’s Club Holiday Craft Fair

Holiday Craft Fair spaces for crafts people and artists are still available!  Held at the Langlois Lion’s Club in Langlois on Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th, this annual event charges $30 for a vendor space and table for the two days.  For information or an application call Esther Donaldson (541-348-2242) or the Langlois Public Library (541-348-2066).


Free Tour at Oregon Coast Historical Railway

766 S. First St  (Across from McDonald’s on HWY 101 N)

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9am-3pm. Admission is free. Display includes steam and diesel engines, two vintage cabooses and other equipment that can be boarded. Ring the bells! The museum features photos, equipment and artifacts of railroading and logging industries, as well as a toy train layout for youngsters.

Death Notices

Updated October 12, 2017

Doris I. Creamer, 95, of Coos Bay died October 4, 2017 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

Richard E. Elliott, 83, of Reedsport, passed away October 3, 2017 at Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216.

Mildred Rose Gulseth, 101, of North Bend died October 8, 2017 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131.

Timothy L. Hollingsworth, 58, of North Bend, passed away on October 8, 2017 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

Stephen Poster, 96, of North Bend died October 5, 2017 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-313.

Zeral Parnell Prewitt, 85, of Coos Bay, passed away October 4, 2017 at Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 541-267-4216.

Carl Andrew Alfred Ross, 90, of North Bend, passed away October 2, 2017 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

William G. Sigloh, 82, of Coos Bay, passed away on October 9, 2017 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

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