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~ Holiday Events ~
Oregon Brass Society Christmas Concert. Monday, December 18 at 7pm, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.  This event is free to the public with donations accepted.
Santa at Pony Village Mall. Now through Christmas Eve. Hours: Noon-6pm, Christmas Eve: Noon-4pm. Call 541-756-0433 for more info.
North Bend Christmas Tree Lighting! Thursday, December 14th, 6-7pm at the North Bend Community Center. Doors opens at 5:45pm, Santa arrives at 6pm. A christmas stocking for every child. Activity tables, appetizers, cookies, coffee, & warm cide will be provided. Enter to win a Poinsettia Drawing and for children 12 & under there will be a Bicycle & Helmet Drawing.
Model Train Show. December 15-17, 10am-9pm at the Pony Village Mall
Storytime with Miss Oregon USA Toneata Morgan.  Sunday, December 17th, 2pm. She’ll be reading “How to catch an Elf” by Adam Wallace on the Stage in Pony Village Mall.
NBPD Toothbrush-4-Christmas Zumba Fundraiser. Sunday, December 17, 1pm-3pm. North Bend Community Center. Work off those Christmas cookie pounds AND do it for a great cause! Body & Soul Fitness by Rachel, LLC has agreed to do a Zumba fundraiser for NBPD’s Toothbrush-4-Christmas Campaign, which provides books, toys, candy, and a toothbrush for over 200 children in our local area! There’s NO cost or tickets needed, cash donations gladly accepted.
Ugly Sweater Holiday Party. Wednesday, December 20, 3-6pm. Hosted by the Coos Drop, 1960 Sherman Ave, North Bend. There will be snacks and refreshments as well as playing games and decorating cookies! 
Girl Scouts’ Annual Tree of Joy. Now through December 22, 2017. Pony Village Mall. Select an ornament from the Tree of Joy, purchase the gift requested on the ornament, and return wrapped gifts with the original ornament by December 20. Please email questions regarding the Tree of Joy to
Coos Bay Public Library Kids & Teens Event: DIY Gifts Friday, December 15, 2:30pm-4:30pm. Make handmade gifts for friends and family at this drop-in event. Quality gifts, cookies and a gift wrap station—don’t miss this FREE event! All craft materials are provided but children may want to bring a paint smock or old t-shirt. 
Santa On A Harley, Saturday, December 16, 11am-1pm. Come down to Coos Bay Toyota and get your picture taken with Santa on a Harley.
Ornament Making For The Whole Family At Coos Art Museum. Saturday, December 16th, 11am-3pm.  Drop in and make Two Wood Slice ornaments – one for the Art Museum’s tree and one to take home! All supplies are provided and all ages are welcome. Admission is Free.
“CHRISTMAS IS JESUS”! A Children’s Sunday School Musical Program. Sunday, December 17, 11am (during 11am Service). Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Rd Coos Bay. Open to all community members.
4th Annual Kids Fishing Pole Giveaway, December 14, 3-6pm at Englund Marine, 91146 Cape Arago Hwy. For kids ages 14 and under. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Santa will be there for photo ops! This event is made possible by the Marine Corps League Coquille River Detachment 1042 and community members.
31st Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres, with at least 325,000 lights. Now through December 31, 2017, 4:00–9:30pm every night (including Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Walk-thru Display – All abilities accessible. Open Garden House with hot cider, punch, coffee and cookies! Parking fee $5 per vehicle, or current OPRD Annual Parking Permit, or Coastal Passport, or current Campground Receipt. No additional charge for lights viewing. More info, call 541-756-5401.
The Ultimate Christmas Party. Saturday, December 16, 1pm-3pm, at the Bandon Barn/Community Center in Bandon City Park. For children ages 5-12. Children will have a great time singing, learning Bible lessons, creating crafts and playing games. Snacks will also be provided. For more info contact Pastor Ron Harris at 541-347-2256.
Christmas Extravaganza. Friday, December 15, 4-6pm  at Sea View Senior Living Community . Join us for our  annual Christmas Extravaganza and Dinner with entertainment provided by favorite local musician Patty Ann and a special appearance from Santa.     
Nature's Coastal Holiday Festival of Lights, with over 500,000 lights. Now through December 31st at Azalea Park. 5pm-9pm. Hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies are provided for a small donation. There is a $2 entry fee for adults, children 12 and under are free. Free parking.


Ornament Making for the Whole Family: Coos Art Museum, Sat Dec 15, 11a-3p. Visit for December’s Community Days & make a wood slice ornament! One for the museum & one to take home. Admission is free! Info: 541-267-3901
South Coast Train Club Model Train Show:
Dec 15-17, 10a, 1611 Virginia Ave, NB.
Fizz-ics Friday Science Club:
Dec 15, 3:30p-4:30p, CB Public Library. Explore, experiement & experience the awesome power of science. Info: 541-269-1101
NB Senior Center BINGO:
Fri nights doors open 4:30p, games start 6p. Sat doors open 12p, bingo starts 1p. Family Bingo: 2nd Sat of month, Birthday Bingo: Last Sat of month. 1470 Airport Ln, NB. 541-756-7622  S3
Southwestern Offers Ed2Go classes:
Online courses to take high quality, non-credit, online courses. Info: 541-888-7328
Lakeside Lions Club Bingo:
Every Thurs, open at 5p, calling starts at 6:30. Family bingo! C1
Every Wed 3:30p Quarter, 6p Regular Bingo, CB Senior Citizen Center, 4th & Ingersol, CB. 541-269-2626
Bay Area Hospital Auxiliary:
Needs Volunteers! help transport patients in wheelchairs, deliver flowers, assist in gift shop & much more! Stop by Front desk or visit our website at

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Benefit for the Oregon Coast Historical Railway: “The Polar Express” will be shown 7p, Fri Dec 8, at the Egyptian Theatre, music by Lee Littlefield 6:30p. Tickets $5/adults, $3/children. Info: 541-297-6130


Traffic Control Flagger Training: Requirements & techniques for flaggers, must be 18, $107/class. Tues Jan 9, 8:30a-2:30p, 1988 Newmark Ave, CB. 541-888-7328


Bay Area Seniors Computer Club: Regular meetings 1st & 3rd Fri each month. Held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Rd, CB 9:15a-9:45a Refreshments, Visiting & Help Station. 9:45a-11a Program. Info: C2
Support Groups:
South Coast Hospice, 1620 Thompson Rd, CB. Cancer Treatment Support: Mon 9a-11a. Thurs Night Grief Support: 2nd & 4th Thurs 6p-7:30p. S.O.U.L Sudden or Unexpected Lost: 1st & 3rd Thurs 3p-4:30p. S.O.S. Survivors of Suicide: 2nd & 4th Tues, 4:30p-6p. Compassionate Friends Support: 1st Mon, 6p-7:30p. Info: 541-269-2986

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