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Art Gala At Bayside Terrace

Join us for an evening of culture as we celebrate our resident artists and their creation. Enjoy elegant Music by harpist Carol Anne Smith, Wine samples from Oregon Wine Cellars, Etc., and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres as you peruse our gallery and bid on many pieces in the silent action.

There will also be a raffle of one of the residential art pieces. With 100% proceeds from the raffle going to Friends of Coos County Animals.

Come out for a night of art, music, and good company. Friday, April 20, at 6:00pm. Bayside Terrace Assisted Living, 192 Norman Ave, Coos Bay. Call 541-888-2255 for more info.

This is a free all age event. Wine samples for 21 and over with ID.

Translations: Recalling Photographs exhibition by Archana Horsting at Coos Art Museum

Coos Bay, OR-  April 27 through June 30, 2018 Coos Art Museum will be featuring an exhibition of paintings by Archana Horsting. The exhibition Translations: Recalling Photographs will take place in the Museum’s second floor Mabel Hansen Gallery. Horsting is the juror of this year’s Expressions West western states paintings competition and her exhibition is timed to coincide with it. An opening reception for the exhibitions will take place Friday April 27 from 5 to 7 pm and is free to the public.

Horsting will be conducting a walk-through tour of Expressions West on Saturday April 28 at 1 PM. The walk-through will be followed by a tour/talk about Translations: Recalling Photographs. This program is free to the public.

Coos Bay/North Bend Annual City Clean Up Day

The eleventh annual City Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents of Coos Bay and North Bend can donate at least four (4) items of food or $4 for the South Coast Food Share and then drop off up to four (4) cans (35-gallon size) of household garbage. Recyclables are welcome, but no tires, appliances, furniture, metal, or hazardous materials will be accepted. Garbage drop-off is limited to residents of Coos Bay and North Bend.

This year cash donations will be accepted in addition to canned food. South Coast Food Share can buy seven pounds of food for every dollar donated, so giving cash makes donations even more effective.

For food donations, the most-needed foods are protein, especially non-meat protein, and ready-to-eat canned meals such as soup, stew and chili. Popular items include canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter, canned foods with pop-top lids, canned fruit in its own juice or water, low-sodium canned vegetables, olive or canola oil, spices, low-sugar whole grain cereals, healthy snacks such as granola bars, nuts, and dried fruit.

Please call the City of Coos Bay at 541-269-8918 with questions or to volunteer. Last year the event took in over 13 tons of garbage and collected over 1,000 pounds of food for local food banks.

United Way Day of Caring will be helping community members, such as elderly or disabled persons, by picking up garbage at their homes and bringing it to a drop-off site. South Coast Food Share, North Bend Presbyterian Church, and the Salvation Army will be helping to collect donations and direct traffic at the drop-off sites. Les’ Sanitary Service, Coos Bay Sanitary Service and North Bend Sanitation will be accepting the garbage and providing the collection equipment.

United Way Seeks Day Of Caring Volunteers

United Way of Southwestern Oregon is seeking local businesses, service clubs, families, and individuals interested in volunteering to help Bay Area seniors and the disabled during this year’s 10th Annual Day of Caring. Last year, 155 volunteers worked at 55 homes in Coos Bay and North Bend City Limits. Projects include yard clean-up, brush and tree pruning and general clean-up.  

This year’s Annual Day of Caring is planned for Saturday, April 21st and will involve local volunteers visiting the homes of seniors and people with disabilities. Volunteers will help stack wood, mow lawns, clean gutters, haul trash and do other manual labor jobs seniors and the disabled can’t do for themselves.

Major sponsors include the Eugene and Marlaina Johnston Foundation and Northwest Natural Gas

This year’s event will be staged at the Coos Bay Fire Department with a continental breakfast at 8:30am. BBQ lunch is provided by NW Natural and with the help of the Bay Area Kiwanis Club. Projects are matched with volunteer team capabilities and available tools.

Our Annual Day of Caring not only helps the elderly and disabled in our community; It also helps beautify the community and corresponds with the City’s Annual Spring Clean-up. Anyone interested in helping can contact Marcia Hart for a volunteer application at United Way of Southwestern Oregon, 541-267-5202 or email

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) Monthly Meeting

Southwestern Oregon Preppers (SWOP) will be holding a meeting at Noon on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Ross Hall, located at 570 3rd Avenue, Powers, OR 97466.

The main topic is “DISASTER SURVIVAL PLANNING WORKSHOPS FOR FAMILIES”.  This year SWOP will be conducting workshops during the meetings.  Bring your plan to the workshop.  If you do not have a plan to bring that is OK, you will have one to take home when you leave.  Bring paper and pencil.   Attend this workshop to help your family, whether large or small, survive a disaster.

SWOP meetings always start with a question and answer period before the main topic so all in attendance get a chance to participate.

This is a free public meeting to get to know fellow local preppers in southwestern Oregon counties and to exchange information and ideas.  It is important for individuals to understand that they will be “on their own” in the event of a disaster and not to depend on receiving outside help.   Join Southwestern Oregon Preppers on Facebook and/or

"A Plastic Ocean”

South Slough Reserve and the Egyptian Theatre are proud to present, “A Plastic Ocean” a film that raises the awareness of plastic pollution and the existing solutions, documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet.

There will be two screenings, one on Friday, April 20th at 7:00 pm, the other on Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 pm.  On both evenings, local conservation and non-profit groups will be tabling in the lobby from 6-7 prior to each film: South Slough Reserve, Coos Watershed Association, Coos Bay Surfrider Foundation, Ban the Bag Coos Co., and a local high school student Venturing Crew featuring a 3-dimensional piece of art to encourage visitors to recycle as well as reduce their use of plastics.

On Saturday, April 21 from 6-8pm Shark Bites Café will be selling beer/wine/snacks.  Entry to the film is free however the South Slough donations and $1 of each beer/wine sale will go to support the Friends of South Slough Reserve, Inc. Education program.

Bay Area Seniors Computer Club

Regular 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., Presentation 9:45-11A.M.

Friday April 20- Getting acquainted Linux workshop. A step by step PowerPoint with printed handout materials on how to use a live Linux DVD at home.  This will be followed with a hands-on opportunity to use a live DVD and play with several Linux desktop variations.

If you are interested call 541-269-7396 or email

Come and be our guest.

Earth Day Falls Hike With The South Slough Reserve

“Hidden gems in the dense emerald forests of southwest Oregon, Golden and Silver Falls are transformed by the spring rains into raging giants”

On Saturday, April 21 from 10 am- 4 pm join us for a 3 mile, moderately-strenuous, hike where we will explore the falls and rich natural and cultural history of Gold & Silver Falls State Park.   Things to bring:  rain gear, sturdy hiking boots, camera, water bottle, lunch and snacks.  We will provide binoculars and transportation from Coos Bay.  Registration Required:  [Max. 20] ($10 / person)

Unless otherwise noted, all programs begin at the South Slough Reserve Interpretive Center, located 4 miles south of Charleston on Seven Devils Road. Reservations are required for all programs.  Programs may be cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather. Activity fees and donations cover materials and are used by the Friends of South Slough Reserve, Inc. in support of the Reserve. The Interpretive Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:00 pm. All cancellations must be received 48 hrs. prior to the start of a program to receive a refund.  Questions or concerns? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126

South Coast Head Start Is Accepting Applications For Our 2018-19 Program Year

South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for our 2018-19 program year staring in Sept 2018. We request your assistance by providing the following Public Service Announcement:

South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for our waitlist for our FREE preschool and Early Head Start program for qualifying families! Openings may occur weekly and the wait list is used to fill any spots that come available. We offer a fun, researched-based curriculum; free and healthy meals; and child development, nutrition, and health screenings with follow-up support for all enrolled children. No potty-training required! Our services are for pregnant mothers to children age 5. Call us today at 541-888-3717 and ask for enrollment. Or visit us at our Facebook page South Coast Head Start.

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.

Volunteers Sought for Railroad Group

The Oregon Coast Historical Railway is looking for volunteers to help out at their popular museum and display area in Coos Bay. No prior railroad experience is needed, just a desire to greet the many enthusiastic visitors who visit this year round attraction. The group also has a number of restoration projects under way, with a particular need for volunteers with carpentry or woodworking skills.

Hours are flexible but one thing is constant – just about everyone loves a train, so this is a fun place to visit and spend some time. If you can help, call Dick Jamsgard at (541)297-6130.

Death Notices

Updated April 19, 2018

JoAnn E. Butler, 71, of Coos Bay died April 14, 2018 in Roseburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Danny L. Cooper, 77, of Coos Bay died April 11, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of North Bend Chapel 2014 McPherson Ave. 541-756-0440.

Jimmy R. Gann, 69, of Albany, formerly of North Bend, passed away March 12, 2018. No services at his request. Celebration of Life will be in announced in June, 2018.

Alberta Jones, 89, of Coos Bay and North Bend, passed away April 11, 2018 in North Bend. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.

Michael K. Lenhart, 60, of Coos Bay died April 12, 2018 in Coos Bay. No public services are planned. Cremation rites will be held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Scott Meiers, 62, of Winchester Bay, passed away April 5, 2018 in Reedsport. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, Coos Bay, 541-267-4216.

Margaret E. Owen, 95, of Coquille died April 13, 2018 in Coquille. Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel 685 Anderson Ave. 541-267-3131.

Thad S. Potter, 61, of Coos Bay, passed away on April 12, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

Janice G. Taylor, 83, of North Bend, passed away on April 15, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of North Bend Chapel, 541-756-0440.

Frances Ann Wilson, 83, of Reedsport, passed away April 11, 2018 in Coos Bay. Arrangements are under the care of Coos Bay Chapel, 541-267-3131


A Celebration of Life will be held for Douglas Stockade, on April 21, 2018 at the Coquille Community Center, from 12pm-5pm.

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