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Summer Reading at the Coos Bay Public Library
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Readers of any age are invited to participate in the Coos Bay Public Library’s summer reading challenge. Beginning Monday, June 17 and continuing through August 17, participants can register for the annual program at the library or online (https://coosbaylibrary.beanstack.org). This year, people can participate online or with a paper bingo sheet. The game challenges readers to read outside their comfort zone through a carefully curated bingo reading adventure. Young people under 18 will receive a free book for entering; adults will receive a special bookmark prize. For each row of five books read, readers will earn an entry into the year’s grand prize drawing. Grand prize winners will get their choice of a $100 gift card to a local Coos Bay restaurant or $100 worth of Lego™; the library will select a child, teen, and adult winner. Other prizes are available for the first and fifth bingo rows completed.   Participants may read or listen to books; library staff are happy to suggest titles.

Each summer, the library offers a reading challenge to encourage young people and families to read.  Research shows that students who don’t read over the summer can lose as much of a third of what they learned the previous year in a phenomenon commonly called the “summer slide”. To help prevent summer learning loss, libraries around the country offer challenges to support families.

In addition, the Coos Bay Public Library is offering a robust slate of programming and enrichment activities throughout the summer to engage, educate, and cultivate community.  Programs are provided free of charge and include performances by Gansango Music & Dance Company, Eugene Taiko, award-winning kindie musicians, hands-on science programming from the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, a pool party at Mingus Park and much more. For a complete schedule visit the Coos Bay Public Library website at www.coosbaylibrary.org.

For more information on Summer Reading activities or the Reading Challenge call (541) 269-1101 x 3606 or email Jennifer Knight at jknight@coosbaylibrary.org.

Englund Marine & Industrial Supply is celebrating 80 years
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Englund Marine & Industrial is celebrating its 80th year in business this year.

On Monday, July 22nd, the company will host a “Thank You” event at its seven retail stores to celebrate the milestone and offer a great discount on Englund Marine gear. The entire Englund family and the crews at all the locations wish to express their gratitude for the long years of support given to them by their customers and the communities they serve.

Englund Marine was founded on July 22nd, 1944, by Axel & Freda Englund in a small  storefront at the foot of 15th Street in Astoria, OR. It continues today as a familyrun business. Axel’s son, Jon Englund, is the current CEO. There are also 4 grandsons active in the company: Kurt Englund works at the Astoria store and is the Company’s President; Jay Englund manages the Raft Shop in Warrenton; Dean Fleck is a manager at the Newport OR store; and Mark Fleck manages the Coos Bay store.

The company has grown over the years to include seven retail stores in harbor towns along the Washington, Oregon, and Northern California coasts. It also operates a life raft certification and re-pack station in Warrenton, Oregon, and three wholesale warehouses in Oregon, Arizona, and Montana.

Englund Marine prides itself on being the go-to store in its communities for boating, outdoor clothing, and industrial products. The company has products for commercial and recreational fishermen, professional tradesmen, and weekend warriors. In two of the seven store locations, it also has full-service rigging shops for fabrication, splicing, custom rigging, and hydraulics.

Coos Art Museum’s 30th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition
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Coos Bay, OR- The Coos Art Museum is excited to announce our 30th Annual Maritime Exhibition from July 6th-September 22, 2024.

The Maritime Exhibition was funded by a grant from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund and  sponsored in part by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay. This annual juried art exhibit showcases maritime themed art from artists around the country and is sanctioned by the American Society of Marine Artists.

Please consider joining us for the opening reception on Saturday, July 6th from 4-6pm, with a special musical performance by Starboard Watch.

Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern coast since 1966. It  occupies a historic 1936 Art deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes, and lectures.

Hours are: 11:00am-5:00pm Wednesday through Sunday, and closed Monday and Tuesday.

Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans, and seniors. Free to museum members.

Volunteers Needed at NB Senior Center
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Contributed By: North Bend Senior Center

Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of seniors? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

The North Bend Senior Center is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe and inviting environment for seniors to gather together and participate in activities that enhance their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as give them the opportunity to socialize with other seniors.

We offer a wide range of programs and activities, such as:

• Bunco, Bingo, Folk Dancing, Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Card Clubs, Chess Club, Photography Club, Ukelele Group, Zumba, Book Club, Walking Group, and a Lunch Program.

• A quarterly Artisan Craft Sale where seniors can showcase and sell their handmade products.

• Events, presentations, and programs to support our senior community.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our mission. We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at the center, such as:

• Helping with our lunch program, which serves nutritious meals to seniors four days a week.

• Assisting at our bingo games, which are a popular and fun way for seniors to win prizes and socialize.

• Leading or teaching special projects, such as bridge, crafts, and activities that match your skills and interests.

• Serving on our board of directors, which oversees the management and direction of the center.

Whether you are available for one hour a month or 3-4 hours a week, we operate on the support of our volunteers. You are needed!

Volunteering at the North Bend Senior Center is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. You will have the opportunity to:

• Make new friends and build relationships with seniors who appreciate your time and effort.

• Learn new skills and share your talents and knowledge with others.

• Have fun and enjoy yourself while doing something good for your community.

If you are interested in volunteering at the North Bend Senior Center, please contact us. Leave a message at 541-756-7622 or email northbendseniorcenter@gmail.com. We are also on the Coos County Area Transit (CCAT) Bus Route, so getting to us is easy and convenient.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Monthly Pattern Drawing Class To Be Offered At The North Bend Public Library
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Learn how to draw a new contemplative pattern every month with artist Jenni Legate at the North Bend Public Library! Every third Friday, Jenni will teach a different pattern and attendees will have time to relax and practice this beautiful and meditative art form. Paper and pencils will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies. No prior artistic experience is necessary.

This event will be held on the third Friday of every month, at 2:00 PM in the Conference Room at the North Bend Public Library. This program is designed for adults. For more information, visit www.northbendlibrary.org or call 541-756-0400.

Monthly Children’s STEM Group At The North Bend Public Library
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The North Bend Public Library is offering a monthly STEM group for children ages 8-12 called "Explore and Experiment." This monthly group will investigate STEM concepts using experiments, discussion, and problem-solving. This month, participants will explore simple machines by constructing a claw machine using paper cups and a straw. Registration is required. To register, please go to https://forms.office.com/r/qYKic6K6xd.

Explore and Experiment is held the first Monday of every month at 4:00 PM.  This event will be held in the Meeting Room at the North Bend Public Library. Explore and Experiment is a monthly STEM group for ages 8-12. For more information, visit www.northbendlibrary.org or call (541) 756-0400.

American Legion Shares Flag Etiquette Expertise with Daughters of the American Revolution
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The American Legion of Bandon, the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, offered a presentation on proper flag etiquette to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Coos Bay Chapter. This collaboration underscores both organizations' shared commitment to honoring the American flag. By sharing our knowledge of proper flag etiquette, we hope to ensure its respectful display by all Americans. Gary Sands Adjutant American Legion of Bandon covered folding and handling the flag with respect, the symbolism behind the flag’s design and colors, and the retirement of worn flags with proper ceremony. If you need a flag blessed or help properly disposing of one, please contact The American Legion at (541) 347-9277. The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to veteran welfare, national security, and Americanism. If interested in joining or for more information on the American Legion in Bandon, please visit their website vfw3440.org

Founded in 1890, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a non-profit, non-political women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving history, and securing America's future. Its members descend from patriots who aided the American Revolution. With over 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters across the world, DAR is one of the largest women's service organizations in the world. If you would like more information on joining please email darcoosbaychapter@gmail.com

The Coos Bay Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution would like to extend a thank you to Gary Sands Adjutant and the entire American Legion Post and also the Coos Bay Public Library for their assistance in collecting flags to be properly disposed of

Marshfield Sun Printing Museum Open This Summer
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Why do we call capital letters “upper case” and the other letters “lower case”?  Why do we call it “typing”?

Find the answer to these and much more any Thursday through Saturday summer afternoons when you visit The Marshfield Sun Printing Museum on Coos Bay’s historic waterfront.

The Sun’s original—and now historic—printing presses and other fascinating equipment can be viewed up close as skilled volunteers interpret and demonstrate how they work.  Printing Museum volunteers also answer questions about the Museum’s exhibits on printing and office technology, as well as on the life of the Sun’s founder, Jesse Luce.

Combine a visit to the Marshfield Sun with a visit to the nearby Coos History Museum for a jam-packed afternoon of interesting local history.

The Marshfield Sun Printing Museum is a unique printing museum located at the north end of Front Street on Coos Bay’s historic waterfront.  The unusually shaped building was built as the home for the Marshfield Sun newspaper and print shop in 1911.  The Marshfield Sun was a working newspaper office and print shop from 1891 to 1944—and is today essentially as it was left in 1944, with additional exhibits on the walls and upstairs.

The Marshfield Sun Printing Museum’s regular summer hours begin the day after Memorial Day and go through Labor Day:  1pm – 4pm Thursday through Saturday.  Admission is free, although donations are encouraged.

Find the Marshfield Sun Printing Museum on Facebook for photos and more!

Jeff Evans, Magician Appearances in Coos County
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Prepare to be amazed when world-famous magician Jeff Evans visits Coos County Friday, June 28.

Jeff Evans' career as a professional magician started from a book on coin tricks he read when he was  twelve years old. Today he performs hundreds of shows each year, proof that anything you want to learn can be found in books. Two consecutive years ParentMap Magazine awarded him a "Golden Teddy" for Best Live Entertainment and his peers in magic named him "Seattle's Funniest Magician."

Evans will offer the following free, all-ages performances:

• 10:00am, Mingus Park Stage, Coos Bay (in the event of rain, the event will be held at the Coos Bay Fire Department located at 450 Elrod in Coos Bay)

• 12:00pm, Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th Street SW, Bandon

• 3:00pm, Powers Bicentennial Park, 511 Third Avenue, Powers

• 6:00pm, Dora Public Library, 56125 Gold Brick Road, Myrtle Point

Jeff Evans’ performances are being supported by the Coos County Library Service District and are  being offered to support out-of-school learning for young people during the summer as part of a nationwide Summer Reading Program. The annual initiative is offered to encourage young people and  families to read during the summer months. Libraries throughout Coos County coordinate a challenge and programming tailored to local community needs.

For more information on Summer Reading activities or the reading challenges, visit any public library in Coos County. For a list of library operating hours and locations, visit the Coos County Library District website at www.cooslibraries.org/libraries.

These Large Dogs Are Looking For Their Furever Home!
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Nationwide, shelters are facing a critical point for large dogs - they are sitting longer and longer in shelters throughout the country. Here at OCHS we are absolutely experiencing the same thing, and are trying to network our large dogs for placement in families or foster homes. If you are interested in adopting or fostering one of these friendly giants contact Oregon Coast Humane Society go to www.oregoncoasthumanesociety.org or email info@oregoncoasthumanesociety.org.

Baxter

BAXTER: Baxter came into our care on January 1st when he arrived at the Emergency Vet Hospital in dire condition with 8 other dogs. Five days and $10,000 later, 8 of the dogs came to OCHS as survivors of salmon poisoning (one dog did not survive). Baxter has been waiting for SEVEN months for his happy ending. Please share him with Rottie lovers so we can find them families!

Rocket

ROCKET: 6-year-old Rocket is your typical husky - if something runs, he will chase it. Because of this, we are recommending that he live with dogs his own size. He is a fun sidekick and up for any adventure, especially if treats are involved. Stop by and meet this handsome boy if you've got a soft spot for the huskies!

Sumo

SUMO: Sumo arrived at OCHS as a stray and his family never came for him. He's learning leash manners and what it's like to be loved. Sumo is agile enough to climb fences, so we're recommending a home where his family will be with him most of the time. Sumo is active and agile, and he can't wait to meet you!

Lindsay

LINDSAY: Sweet Lindsay is our longest resident at OCHS. She has been patiently waiting for a family for far too long. This girl loves dogs her size and every person she meets, though she can be shy at first. She is a great ball player and just wants to belong. If you've got a spot for Lindsay, stop by the shelter to meet this very special girl.

To see all available dogs at Oregon Coast Humane Society go here

Leatherwork Workshop
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Artists from Comunidad y Herencia Cultural will offer a series of two leatherworking programs at local Coos County libraries this summer. During the bilingual workshops, participants will learn some basic leather working skills and stitch their own wallet or card holder with unique prints. The workshops will be offered at the Coos Bay Public Library Wednesday, July 10 at 2pm, and Thursday, July 11 at 12:00pm at Railroad Park in Myrtle Point. Supplies will be provided; space will be limited to the first fifty participants. All ages are welcome to attend.

Based in Lane County, Comunidad y Herencia Cultural serves the Latinx community by providing  cultural, artistic, and educational programming that considers both heritage and lived experiences. Each year the group offers cultural events, art, music, dance, and leather work workshops, Charro (Mexican horseman) performances and presentations, and a Charro attire exhibition. Additionally, Comunidad offers presentations in Spanish by healthcare professionals to address physical and mental health challenges specifically affecting our Latinx community. Beginning July 10 and continuing through August 8, the group will have a Charro and Escaramuza exhibit on display at the Coos Bay Public Library.

The workshops are being supported by the Coos County Library Service District and are being offered to support out-of-school learning for young people during the summer as part of a nationwide Summer Reading Program. The annual initiative is offered to encourage young people and families to read during the summer months. Libraries throughout Coos County coordinate a challenge and programming tailored to local community needs.

For more information on Summer Reading activities or the reading challenges, visit any public library in Coos County. For a list of library operating hours and locations, visit the Coos County Library District website at https://www.cooslibraries.org/libraries.

Coos & Curry County - Their Rights Your Voice Volunteers Needed
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You can make a difference! The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is an independent state agency serving our local long-term care facility residents? Coos and Curry Counties are desperately searching for volunteers for this lonely, vulnerable population.

Ombudsman’s reward is the smile on a resident's face as you are the only visitor they see that week, month or that year! A willingness to advocate for our forgotten elderly and a five day training program starts you on a journey knowing you are making a difference in someone’s life and giving back to the community. Aside from the training, a certified ombudsmen must be over 21, pass a background check and be able to volunteer 16 hours a month. The training is interactive on ZOOM  in your own home. Zoom training does require access to a computer and a good Internet connection. Come join us!

For training, an application process must be completed. Submit an application either online or by mail or fax, be interviewed, reference checked, and a Criminal Records Check. Please consider helping some of your most vulnerable community members!

You may contact one of our local Ombudsmen directly- Edith Lanuza  541-756-5730 or Susann Steinberg  541-267-0892

Or to apply,  (800) 522-2602 or email ltco.info@oregon.gov.

Parkinson’s Support Group at CB Public Library
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The Coos Bay/North Bend Parkinson’s Support Group has moved its monthly meeting to the Coos Bay Public Library, Myrtlewood Room, 525 West Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay. The support group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 1pm-2:30pm and is sponsored by Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO). Local contact information: Aaron - 541-808-1336. Learn more about PRO’s services at www.parkinsonsresources.org

A Monthly Bluegrass Jam Session At The North Bend Public Library
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Join Willie and the South Coast Bluegrass Band at the North Bend Public Library for a Bluegrass Jam Session every second Friday during June, July, and August. All skill levels are welcome to attend.

This program is on second Friday in June, July and August at 2:00 PM, starting on June 14. In the Meeting Room of the North Bend Public Library. This program is for adults.

This event is a part of the Summer Reading Program at the North Bend Public Library. For more information, visit www.northbendlibrary.org or call (541) 756-0400.

Journey Under the Sea at Coos County Libraries
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Get ready to journey under the sea at your local library this summer!  During July libraries across Coos County will host a program developed by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.  Participants will dive into an ocean of hands-on science fun while exploring Oregon's underwater environments.  All events are free and open to children and families.

The program will be offered at the following times/dates/locations:

1:00pm, Wednesday, July 10, Hazel M. Lewis Library, 511 3rd Avenue, Powers

6:00pm, Wednesday, July 10, Dora Public Library, 56125 Goldbrick Rd., Myrtle Point

11:30am, Friday, July 12, Bandon Public Library, 1204 11th Street SW, Bandon

3:30pm, Friday, July 12, Coquille Public Library, 105 N. Birch Street, Coquille

10:00am, Saturday, July 13, Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson, Coos Bay

2:00pm, Saturday, July 13, North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Avenue, North Bend

2:00pm, Saturday, July 27, Lakeside Public Library, 915 N. Lake Rd., Lakeside

Located on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History enhances knowledge of Earth's environments and cultures, inspiring stewardship of our collective past, present, and future. The museum welcomes more than 30,000 visitors annually and serves another 20,000 Oregonians through its statewide outreach programs. A winner of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the museum is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, distinguishing it as one of the very best museums in the nation.

Journey Under the Sea programs in Coos County are made possible by the Coos County Library Service District and are being offered to support out-of-school learning for young people during the summer as part of a nationwide Summer Reading Program. The annual initiative is offered to encourage young people and families to read during the summer months.  Libraries throughout Coos County coordinate a challenge and programming tailored to local community needs.

For more information on Summer Reading activities or the reading challenges, visit any public library in Coos County.  For a list of library operating hours and locations, visit the Coos County Library District website at https://www.cooslibraries.org/libraries.

South Slough Reserve Activities
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Unless otherwise noted, all programs begin at the South Slough Reserve Visitor Center, located 4 miles south of Charleston on Seven Devils Road. Programs may be cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather. Activity fees and donations help support youth education programs. Reservations are required for all programs. For more information or to register for a class, please visit: southsloughestuary.org. Questions? Please contact Eric Dean, Education Specialist at (541) 888 - 5558 Ext. 126 for assistance.

Introduction to Crabbing - July 13  (11am-12:30pm)

Learn about the amazing life cycle of crabs, their importance to the local economy and the various techniques for capturing this delectable Crustacean. Dress for the weather and meet at the Charleston Visitors Center. [Max-12] FREE. Register at  southsloughestuary.org.

Birding at Millicoma Marsh Trail - July 17 (1pm-3pm)  

Come enjoy great views of the bay and one of the best birding spots in Coos County. Interpreter, binoculars and spotting scopes provided. Dress for the weather. Meet in the parking lot directly behind Millicoma Intermediate School on 4th Ave. [Max - 15 participants] FREE. Register at southsloughestuary.org.

South Slough Saturday Stewards - July 20  (10am-12pm)

Help keep the South Slough Reserve Healthy! One Saturday a month we combine education on a diversity of topics with active conservation actions. Although meeting times and location may vary throughout the year, the group will regularly meet at the South Slough Visitor’s Center at 10am. Participants can expect to be actively engaged for approximately 2hrs and are invited to stay for a social lunch afterwards. The program is being led by the South Slough Stewardship Coordinator, Dr. Alice Yeates, with assistance from staff and interns. Meet at the Reserve Visitor Center located at 61907 Seven Devil's Road a little before 10:00 a.m. Questions? Contact: Deborah Rudd, Reserve Public Involvement Coordiantor. deborah.rudd@dsl.oregon.gov (541)-294-9866.

Birding at Coquille Point: Part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge Bandon, OR - July 20 (8am-10am) Enjoy a delightful walk on the beach among the towering sea stacks covered in colonies of boisterous nesting seabirds. With a little luck we will also see Harbor Seals with pups hauled out on the lower reaches. Refuge volunteer and educator Carol Maude will lead the program. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from us. Full disclosure: some may find the 130 steps down, and back up from the beach, challenging, please take that into consideration when registering. Meet at the parking lot at the end of 11th Street SW in Bandon. [Max-20] Free. Register at  southsloughestuary.org.

Birds on the Estuary  - July 24 (10am-11am)

Explore the shores of Charleston in search of winged wildlife. Interpreter, binoculars and spotting scopes provided. Meet at the Charleston Visitors Center. [Max-15] FREE Registration required. Register at southsloughestuary.org.

Kayaking the Estuary - July 27 (Noon-6pm)

Come experience the rich cultural and natural history of South Slough on a trail that flows with the tide. During the five-mile paddle, experienced guides will show you areas of the Reserve rarely seen by visitors. Bring your own kayak / canoe and gear or rent a kayak (with PFD and paddle) from us, Feet and legs may get wet and muddy at launch points. Driver and shuttle will be provided. Meet at the Distant Water Fleet Parking Lot in Charleston, OR next to Qualman Oysters [Max-16] ($10/boat or $35 with kayak rental). Register at southsloughestuary.org.

Tide of the Toddlers - Tales from the Forest - July 27 (10am-11am)

Come learn about the lush, emerald, green forests along the Oregon Coast. Little ones, ages 1-5, will learn about the different trees, cones, and foliage of our forest through story, art, and outdoor exploration (weather permitting). Coos Bay Public Library. Free.

Yoga for Teens at Coos Bay Public Library
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Local yoga instructor Kelli Bosak will offer a yoga series geared towards teens three Wednesdays this July (July 17, 24, 31) at 6:00pm at the Coos Bay Public Library. The program is free and open to teens ages 13 and up. Each teen who attends will receive a free yoga mat as well as a water bottle; teens may attend one or all sessions. No pre-registration is required.

Yoga is considered both an art and science, and it can aid in helping to access inner strength and find balance within. In Yoga for Teens, students will practice physical yoga poses, basic breathing techniques, mindfulness meditation, and explore self-compassion. Emphasis is placed on de-stressing the body through movement and calming the mind through stillness to improve focus and inner sense of wellbeing. Class is appropriate for teens who are new to yoga or want to continue to practice with the support of an instructor.

The event is part of the Coos Bay Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. During the summer, the Library offers both a reading challenge and programming for all ages which encourage people to read, learn, connect and find their voice. Beginning June 17 and continuing through August 17, participants of any age can participate in the summer reading bingo challenge, earning badges and entry into prize drawings. Participants who register will get a special prize for entering. This year, people can participate either online or using a paper bingo sheet. Challenge registration is available on the Library’s website or at the Coos Bay Public Library.

For more information on library programs visit the Coos Bay Public Library’s website at www.coosbaylibrary.org, call (541) 269-1101 x3606 or email Jennifer Knight at jknight@coosbaylibrary.org.

Join Us in Making a Difference
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Contributed by DAR - Daughters of the Revolution

The Coos Bay Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution are seeking donations for The Safe Project in Coos Bay. The Safe Project, formerly known as Women’s Safety and Resource Center, provides emergency services in our local community to women, men and children.

Items being sought include:

Hygiene products, trail size

Childrens toys

Clothing, clean and free from rips and tears

Infant items

For a complete list or if you have any questions, please reach out to DAR. Donations can be dropped off at the South Coast Shopper, M-F from 8a-4p, located at 62706 Hwy 101, Coos Bay.

DAR can be reached by emailing: darcoosbaychapter@gmail.com or calling Britney at 541-404-1734.

Southwestern Hosts Summer STEAM Academy
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COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College invites 7th to 12th grade students to join us for four days of hands-on “Natural Disaster” activities with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) professors and student researchers. Our summer STEAM Academy will run from Monday, August 12th through Thursday, August 15th, 2024, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We’ll begin each day in Umpqua Hall’s lecture room (184) on the Coos Campus (1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay).

A cool escape room, a guided hike at the South Slough Reserve, watching “Force Five!”, a weather Discovery Dome planetarium show (a digital theater space that immerses students on an adventure) are just a few of the awesome things we have planned!

Lunch, snacks, and transportation for the field trip will be provided. The cost is $50 per student. Spots are limited to 15 so register soon. Scholarships are available.

For more information, registration, and scholarships contact Krystal Hopper Meyers, STEAM Pathways Assistant, at 541-888-7416, or krystal.hopper@socc.edu.

Digital Mapping Apps Workshop
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Getting Started With Digital Mapping Apps. This afternoon workshop combines classroom lecture with outdoor practice sessions.

Get the most out of digital mapping apps on your smart phone or tablet. We will cover commonly available digital mapping applications and how to integrate them into daily forest management activities. Use your smart phone or tablet to calculate acres or distances of property features, follow up on road problems, insect damage, invasive plants and more!

Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a sun hat. The outdoor practice sessions will be walking distance from the classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop computer and smart phone or tablet. $10 per person or $15 for two people sharing materials.

Choose between the Myrtle Point or Gold Beach locations:

Myrtle Point workshop Friday, August 9th, 2024 from 1pm- 4pm. Coos County Extension Office, Myrtle Point: 631 Alder St. Myrtle Point, OR 97458. Register for the Myrtle Point workshop by August 5th. Register online at: https://beav.es/cyu

Gold Beach workshop Friday, August 23rd, 2024 from 1pm-4pm. Curry County Extension, Gold Beach: 29390 Ellensburg Ave. Gold Beach, OR 97444. Register for the Gold Beach workshop by August 19th. Register online at: https://beav.es/cyL

Questions? Contact Norma Kline at norma.kline@oregonstate.edu or 541-572-5263  ext. 25294.

AmVets Post 10 of Coos Bay Grateful for Generosity
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Contributed By: Amvets Post 10 Coos Bay

AmVets Post 10 of Coos Bay is the largest AmVets post in Oregon. We are taking a moment to honor & share with the community the huge amount of generosity & dedication for our Veterans via Slape Construction, also owners of Bay Park Mini Storage.  

They have supplied us with a clean & safe environment at their business for our storage needs for many years, located at 93645 Shoshone Lane in Coos Bay. It is through their generosity & dedication to Veterans over many years that has allowed us to keep our important treasured items & documents without concern on our part for their safety. We highly recommend their services & look forward to a continued future with them.  

Sincerely,  

Commander Joshua St.Ives  

Amvets Post 10 Coos Bay

Memory Café Being Offered In Coos And Curry County
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A memory café is an informal social gathering for older adults living with memory loss and their care partners. Memory cafés are designed to be a casual, stress-free gathering to allow care partners the opportunity to relax and socialize with others in their same situation. Memory cafés provide a safe, supportive space where activities are not dependent on flawless memories. Coffee and snacks will be provided, and there is no cost to attend. However, this is not a care facility, and care partners are required to accompany their partners.

This pilot project is funded by an Elder Service Innovation Grant from OHSU’s Office of Oregon Rural Health grant. The project is the work of Drea Douglas (North Bend Public Library), Kelli Bosak (North Bend Medical Center), and Lualhati Anderson (Oregon Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative). They hope to find community partners who will host cafés as well, with a goal of having at least one memory café every week in Coos and Curry Counties.

Memory Café Coos is held the first Wednesday of every month from 10:30 AM to noon, and Memory Café Curry meets at the same time on the third Wednesday of every month. Memory Café Coos is held at the North Bend Public Library, and Memory Café Curry is held at the Curry Public Library in Gold Beach. Memory cafés are designed both for people experiencing memory issues as well as their care partners. Care partners may include but are not limited to spouses, siblings, children, or friends. Memory Café Coos and Memory Café Curry will be staffed by qualified healthcare providers (LCSW), library staff, and volunteers.

For more information about Memory Café Coos, please see @MemoryCafeCoos on Facebook, email memorycafecoos@gmail.com, or call the North Bend Public Library at 541-756-0400. For more information about Memory Café Curry, call the Curry Public Library at 541-247-7246.

Southwestern calls for Distinguished Alumni nominations
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COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is seeking the community’s help to honor graduates who have gone on after college to improve their professions, education, communities, and the world. Each year since 1992, the College has requested nominations for a distinguished alumni.The College is accepting nominations for 2024 through April 1. To be eligible, nominees must have graduated with a degree or certificate, or have completed a minimum of 60 credits from Southwestern.Past recipients have included leaders in education, the arts, Native American tribes, business and finance, research, health care, and the military. Today, Southwestern’s graduates continue to distinguish themselves in professions and innovative efforts to build friendships around the globe. The College wants to celebrate these individuals who have contributed selflessly to improving society. Please consider nominating alumni for the recognition they deserve.To read more about past recipients, go to Alumni News at www.socc.edu/alumni-news/.To download the nomination form, go to: https://www.socc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/dist_alumni_nom_fillable.pdf Please submit nomination forms by April 1 to: alumni@socc.eduOr mail them to:Southwestern Oregon Community College c/o President’s Office1988 Newmark Ave.Coos Bay, OR  97420

South Slough Storytime at the Coos Bay Public Library
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South Slough naturalists will visit the Coos Bay Public Library this summer to offer their popular Tide of the Tidepools program.  The program will occur the fourth Saturday of every month at 10:00am (June 22, July 27, August 24) at the Coos Bay Public Library.  Geared towards toddlers and preschoolers ages 1-5 and an adult parent or caregiver, this free program will feature stories set in or about the natural world, hands-on activities, and outdoor exploration.  No pre-registration is required at the Coos Bay Public Library website at www.coosbaylibrary.org.  

Located five miles south of Charleston at the south end of the Coos Bay Estuary, the South Slough National Estuarine Reserve is one of 29 areas in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. This reserve is managed by the Oregon Department of State Lands and is protected for long-term research, water-quality monitoring, education, and coastal stewardship. The NOAA Office for Coastal Management provides funding, national guidance, and technical assistance. Education Staff at the Reserve offer naturalist led outdoor education both at the South Slough and throughout the community.        

For more information about other storytimes or programs at the Coos Bay Public Library visit the library’s website at www.coosbaylibrary.org, call (541) 269-1101 x3606 or email Jennifer Knight at jknight@coosbaylibrary.org.  For information South Slough programming, call 541-888-5558 or visit the South Slough’s website at  https://www.oregon.gov/dsl/SS/Pages/CommunityClassReg.aspx.

Marshfield High School Class Of 1979 – 45th Reunion
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July 26 & 27, 2024. SIGN UP NOW:  https://rands69.wixsite.com/classof79

Friday:  Coney Station - Pirate Happy Hour/Meet & Greet from 5-8pm. (Light appetizers). $15 for one night ticket.

Saturday:  Puerto Vallarta –  Gala Event from 6-10pm. (Mexican buffet). $35 for one night ticket.

Cost for both events is $49.99. Both events have CASH ONLY bar!

Please join in the fun ... Tell all your friends! Questions? obella79@hotmail.com

"Once a Pirate - Always a Pirate!"

Visit Myrtle Point To Bicycle Quiet Roads & See Logging Museum
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The Coos County Logging Museum is pleased to announce that there is a bicycle repair station located at the museum. Thanks to the Travel Southern Oregon Coast organization we can provide that service for bicyclists who come to our area to ride the quiet roads in the vicinity. The repair station is available 24 hours a day.

The Museum is open 7 days a week during the summer months (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend). The hours for the museum are Sunday & Monday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday the hours are 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.

The Coos County Logging Museum is very unique. The dome shaped building is 114 years old and you will find the acoustics amazing. The displays of old logging history are also amazing. Old photos, all sorts of equipment and the wonderful 10 myrtle wood relief carvings make this little museum a must-see for anyone interested in the local logging history.

Remember, admission is always FREE at the Coos County Logging Museum.

Foster Homes Needed for Kittens
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Contributed By: Friends of Coos County Animals(FOCCAS)

It’s kitten season!  Friends of Coos County Animals(FOCCAS) can use your help!  

As a foster based rescue, we need homes for all the kittens who will be born over the next few months, to care for and socialize these babies until they are ready to go to go to their furever homes. FOCCAS pays all expenses. For an application and more information on how you can make a difference to the community,  visit foccas.net.

Monday Morning Dance and Fitness Class
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The South Coast Folk Society invites all dancers, and would-be dancers, to our free fitness class every Monday morning beginning Monday, June 17th, at 9:00AM in North Bend. Women and men, young and old, are all encouraged to join the fun as we learn a variety of invigorating, beginner-friendly dances from the United States and around the world. Singles and couples are all welcome. No prior experience is necessary.

We meet every Monday all summer long for this popular gathering. Each class is special, so please come when you can. Skilled instructors will guide you every step of the way. The dances are easy to learn and appropriate for all ages. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy beautiful music and joyful movement in a friendly social environment. Start your week with friends.

We meet at the North Bend Senior Center for this free series of classes. The center is located at 1470 Airport Lane in North Bend. Casual clothes are recommended, and comfortable dancing shoes. The class features dances from America, Europe, Africa,Asia and the Middle East. Dance styles include circle dances, line dances, partner dances and sets. All are basic beginner level dances, fun to do and easy to learn. For more information about the classes, call Paul Poresky at 541-404-8267

Tween Cooking with OSU Extension's Food Hero Program
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For ages 10-14. Tuesday, July 30 and August 1 from 11am-1pm in the Myrtlewood Room at the Coos Bay Public Library. Limited space available; registration recommended. Explore basic cooking skills and apply them to make nutritious and delicious recipes. A new skill will be featured at each session. Tweens will receive ingredients to make a meal at home. Lunch included. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/99763f2a

Naloxone Training At The North Bend Public Library
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The North Bend Public Library is teaming up with HIV Alliance to offer free Naloxone Training on Monday, August 12 starting at 4:00 PM. Training is every half hour with the last session starting at 5:30 PM. A free nasal naloxone kit will be available to each attendee!

Naloxone is a medication that prevents overdose by temporarily stopping the effects of opioids such as Heroin, Fentanyl, Codeine, Oxycodone, Methadone, etc. by allowing breathing to resume and reversing the overdose. Naloxone has been used for more than 40 years and is safe with no side effects. Naloxone is not addictive and has no potential for abuse. It is not a controlled substance and is available over the counter in 46 states. For more information, please visit www.northbendlibrary.org or contact (541) 756-0400 or nbservices@northbendlibrary.org.

South Coast Head Start is Now Enrolling
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South Coast Head Start is accepting applications for our FREE preschool and Early Head Start program for qualifying families for the 2024-2025 program year! 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 participants to children age 5. Call us today at 541-888-3717 and ask for enrollment. Or visit us at our Facebook and Instagram page: South Coast Head Start. Priority is given to Homeless children, Foster children, and children with disabilities.

Healthy Living - Community Events
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Toddler Time Music and Movement: Every Friday at 10:30am at the North Bend Public Library. For ages 2-4. Stimulate your toddler's development by using singing, music, dancing, and instruments.

Memory Cafe Coos/Curry: “Memory Café Coos” meets every 1st Wednesday at the North Bend Public Library and the “Memory Café Curry” every 3rd Wed Curry Public Library in Gold Beach, both at 10:30am-12pm. This is a social gathering for older adults with memory issues and their care partners. Care partners may be spouses, siblings, children or friends. This gathering allows care partners to relax and socialize with others in their same situation. Free to attend. For Info call 541-756-0400 or email memorycafecoos@gmail.com.

Pelican Harbor Food Bank: Every Thursday from 9-10:30am at Pony Village Mall. Please call 541-756-6696 to confirm giveaway. Volunteers are always welcome

The Age Cafe: Third Friday of each month from 10am-noon in the Sprague Room at the Bandon Public Library. Make Friends, Come alone or bring a friend. Topic discussion on aging well. Coffee, tea, fruit and baked goodies available. Next event, Friday, July 19.

Tween Cooking with OSU Extension's Food Hero Program: Tuesday, July 30 from 11am-2pm and Thursday, August 1 11am-1pm at the Coos Bay Public Library. Ages 10-14, Learn some cooking tips and tricks and put together a simple meal with OSU Extension’s Food Hero Program.  Share a meal and participate in a hands-on cooking demonstration.  Each participant will take home ingredients to try out the meal at home. Limited space available; registration recommended. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/99763f2a

Community Blood Drive: Wednesday, July 31 9am-3pm at the Myrtle Conference Room at Bay Area Hospital. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter BayAreaHospital to schedule an appointment.

Naloxone Training: Monday, August 12, the North Bend Public Library is teaming up with HIV Alliance to offer free Naloxone Training on Monday, August 12 starting at 4:00 PM. Training is every half hour with the last session starting at 5:30 PM. One free nasal naloxone  kit will be available to each attendee!

Healthy Living - Classes
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Food & Mood: Discover how food can have a profound influence on mood and brain health. July 17th from 12:30-1:30pm at 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings. For more info call 541-572-5263 ext 25291 or email stephanie.polizzi@oregonstate.edu

ASL Practice Place: Every third Thurs at 12pm on Zoom. Next event: Thur, July 18th. Go to https://bit.ly/3m6j2WG

Breastfeeding Class: July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18.  Wednesdays 6-8pm Myrtle room at Bay Area Hospital

Reading Labels: Learn how to read food labels to make it easy to buy healthy food products. Thursday, August 1st from 12-1pm at Gold Beach Community Center. For more info call 541-572-5263 ext 25291 or email Stephanie.Polizzi@oregonstate.edu

Healthy Living - Support Groups
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Cancer Support Group: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center located at 1620 Thompson Road

Breast Cancer: The 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 1-2pm at the South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care Services Community Bereavement & Education Center located at 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay

Parkinson’s Support Group: Are you, a loved one or friend living with Parkinson’s disease? You are not alone. Join to share, learn & connect. 2nd Thurs/month, 1-2:30p, at CB Fire Dept, 450 Elrod, CB. Info: Aaron 541-808-1336

PAL Parents (& Families) of Addicted Loved Ones: 1st & 3rd Thursday from 6:30-8pm. PAL is a support group for family and friends that love someone with SUD (Substance Use Disorder) or Addiction.  PAL is open to anyone over the age of 18. For more info contact Tonya at 541-294-7236 or tonyae3569@yahoo.com

Healthy Living - Exercise & Outdoor Recreation
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Community Yoga: Coos Bay Public Library, in partnership with yoga instructor, Kelli Bosak, will co-host Community Yoga on every second Thursday of the month. This FREE virtual event will be held on Zoom! Next event will be July 11 from 6-7pm. Register at https://bit.ly/3CbG1VR

Join the Park pack of Coos Bay & North Bend Walking Group: Come join weekly walking events in local parks located in CB/NB, to help participants feel safety in numbers while enjoying the natural beauty & environment of our city parks. Kids & dogs welcome. More Info: Join the Park Pack of Coos Bay & North Bend Facebook Group or call 541-252-9400

NB Senior Center Activities: Tues: Tai Chi 9a-10a, Wed: Chair Yoga, 9:30a-10:30a. Thurs: Tai Chi 9a-10p. Fri: Zumba & Strength Building, 10a-11a. North Bend Senior Center, 1470 Airport Ln, North Bend.

Virtual Chair and Mat Yoga Classes: Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs at 9am. Chair classes on Mon and Thurs are followed by a mat class. Tues and Wed are mat only classes. (Instructor takes the last full week off each month). Zoom link here: https://tinyurl.com/ye27pnkw

Circles in the Sand: Sand Labyrinths, Face Rock Viewpoint, Bandon, now through Aug. Info: www.sandypathbandon.com

Qigong for Vitality: At the Curry Public Library, Meet weekly on Tuesday Evenings from 5:30-6:45pm. Exercises for mobility, Strength, and lightheartedness. Drop-ins and all experience levels welcome.

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