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    AARP Driver Safety Classes


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    This course offers people an important opportunity to learn how to drive more efficiently and safely. The course contains up-to-date information about changes over time in ourselves, our vehicles, our roads, and our laws. The content of this course can help boost safety awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, minimize crash risk, increase confidence, prolong mobility, and maintain independence.
    Completion of this one-day, six-hour driving refresher course can yield discounted auto insurance premiums for individuals 55 and older.
    The course fee for AARP members is $15 or $20 for non-members, and is payable to AARP at the first class. Please bring your driver's license and AARP card if you are a member.
    Thursday May 16th, and the course will be held at Shorewood Retirement Apts., 1451 Spruce Street and 15th, Florence, Oregon. Hours are from 10:00am to 4:30pm. To register, please call Lane Community College, 541-997-8444.
    Wednesday May 22nd, and the course will be held at the Lakeside Senior Center, 915 North Lake Road, Lakeside, OR 97449. Hours are 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. To register, please call Norma Clemons, 541-254-4100.

    AARP Driver Safety Course in May
    Starting in May the AARP Driver Safety will be presenting a brand new workshop in Coos Bay. It is the first time this will be offered south of the Portland area.
    The workshop is called SDTEK (Safe Driver Technology). It is a free 90 minutes interactive workshop which will discuss the new safety technology that is now found in many new and used cars.
    Our first two classes are:
    Friday May 17, 2019; 10am-11:30am, at Gloria Del Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR 97420.
    Tuesday May 28, 2019; 2:15pm-3:45pm, at Coos Bay Public Library, Cedar Room, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420..
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019; 3:15pm-4:45pm, at Coos Bay Public Library, Cedar Room, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420.
    For either of these classes we are asking people to register in advance either by calling 1-877-805-4115 or going to .
    Drop-In Computer Labs


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    Coos Bay Public Library will be offering FREE Drop-in Computer Labs for users with general questions about computers and devices. The next labs will be on Friday, May 24 from 12:00pm-2:00pm Friday, June 7 from 2:00pm-4:00pm; and Wednesday, June 19 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. in the Coos Bay Library's Cedar Room.
    Labs are for computer owners who have general computing questions. These labs are open to questions regarding apple devices, windows devices, eBook questions, smartphones, and other mobile gadgets. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops or mobile devices, but a couple additional laptops will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no formal lecture, but we will be here to answer your questions!
    Please call (541) 269-1101 for further information on this program. These labs are FREE of charge and registration is not required.
    Storytime with North Bend Police Chief K


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    Come to the North Bend Public Library for community helper storytime for children and families. Every Monday at 10:30am. Each 20-30 minute program will feature stories, songs, and fingerplays shared by North Bend Oregon Police Department Chief Kappelman. The North Bend Public Library is located at 1800 Sherman Ave, North Bend. For more information call 541-756-0400.


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    Mental Health First Aid Training: May 15th, 8am-5pm. Main Conference Room at the Lower Umpqua Hospital, 600 Ranch Rd., Reedsport. This course will teach participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of common mental health challenges. Participants will also learn about accessing risks, to listen nonjudmentally, to give reassurance and information, to encourage appropriate professional help, to encourage self-help and other support strategies. Note: This is an all day event. Breakfast & lunch will be provided. Register online at" , more info contact Adam Jones,
    Learn About Edible Seaweed: Bandon resident and longtime seaweed enthusiast, Dan Sawyer, shares his knowledge about this sea vegetable on Friday, May 17th at 10 AM at the Bandon Public Library. Dan will bring fresh and dry samples of three types of local edible seaweed. You'll learn how to identify these seaweeds, learn responsible harvesting techniques, how to dry and store seaweed and multiple uses. On May 18th Dan will be leading a guided seaweed walk for those interested.
    2019 Bear Claw's 5K YOUR WAY and Health Fair: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9am. This is a family friendly 5k for walkers, joggers, or runners benefiting THE PANCREATIC ACTION NETWORK. The Health Fair will have vendors highlighting health and fitness. Registration and Health Fair open at 9 am – The 5k for walkers and runners begins at 10 am. This is a FREE event with a suggested donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. There will be fun drawing with prizes available to win based on your donation level. The Event is held at Henry Hanson Square at Southwestern Oregon Community College. If you would like to donate a drawing prize or learn how to get involved, please contact
    Southern Oregon Coast Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar: Town Hall meeting Wednesday, May 29th, 6-9PM and AM and PM training sessions, Thursday, May 30th, 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM. Bay Area Hospital -KIDS HOPE Center is sponsoring, along with support from the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area, Coquille Tribal Police and The Mill Casino a two-day seminar to raise awareness of human trafficking on the southern Oregon coast. Objectives include gaining a better understanding of human trafficking; Identifying resources for addressing human trafficking in community settings; and identifying strategies for building sustainable partnerships between law enforcement, local healthcare providers and community partners. There is a Please register for one training session at Refreshments will be served at both events.
    Bert Dunn Presenting:


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    Images of America, Coquille slide show & book signing. Thur, June 6, 6p at OSU Extension Building, 631 Alder St, MP. Info: 541-572-2596, 541-572-2182
    Purebred Or Mixed...Would You Like To Earn A Blue Ribbon For Your Dog!


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    At the Pony village Mall, Saturday, May 25, 2019
    You might be interested in getting a "Title". This is new for dogs from the American Kennel Club. Its called "Canine Good Citizen" or CGC. It is open for all dogs whether pure bred or mixed. Cost of test is only $10. Once you pass, you will get a CGC certificate and a blue ribbon with photo. CGC collar tags order info.
    Our Good Citizen test is very easy. It takes just a few minutes. While your dog is on a leash he has to sit, lie down and come when called. He also has to walk nicely on a leash and meet another dog. With the CGC tag on your collar, you will be very proud of your dog when going out and about!
    The CGC program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This rapidly growing American Kennel Club program stresses responsible dog ownership, basic training and good manners. Besides that, Dogs love to please and be taught by their owners!
    Most therapy dog groups require passing the CGC as a prerequisite to becoming a therapy dog. Some insurance companies recommend CGC. Owners of apartments sometimes require a CGC for resident dogs. Even RV parks for certain dogs.
    Our therapy group, Furry Friends Therapy Dogs will be holding our next test is Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 11am-1pm at the Pony Village Mall, room 151, Accross from JoAnns. The fee is $10. Please come and join us. or call Joanna at 541-267-6258 or go online to We look forward to seeing you and your dog there! Even if you do not have a dog and would like to see the test, you are welcome to come.


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    Inside Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 & 4th St, Yachats. May 25th & 26th, Sat & Sun 10a-4p. 70 vendors, • Crafts • Art • Demos • Food • Fun. Family friendly, free parking & admission. EXPECT the EXCEPTIONAL! Info: 541-547-4738
    Langlois Lions Club Sponsoring:


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    Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale, Sat, May 18th 9a-3p, 48136 Floras Lake Lp, Langlois. More info: 541-348-2507
    112th Annual Rhododendron Festival In Florence May 18-20


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    Come join us for a weekend of fun! Our Rhododendrons, that thrive along the Oregon Coast, are of course the stars of the Festival and we celebrate their beauty! The spectacular display of hundreds of Rhododendrons takes place at the Florence Events Center. You will also enjoy the family-focused parade, Street Vendor Fair, Car Show, 5K run and the Carnival (get discounted tickets SOON) with rides, games and a few surprises. The festival officially begins with the Rhody Showcase to crown "Queen Rhododendra". And while you are in the area, be sure to visit our fabulous shops, restaurants and the many adventures found only in Florence. Get your full list of events at , so you can plan your weekend in Florence Oregon! The Florence Rhododendron Festival is the second-oldest flower festival in Oregon and third – oldest on the West Coast and is just one year younger than the Portland Rose Festival.
    Don't Drink & Drive! Rhody Express is a FREE safe and convenient way to get around Florence from Bay Street in Old Town to any lodging within city limits. Fri 10am-6pm Fri/Sat 9pm-3am (Pick up is at intersection of Bay and Maple Streets). Call 541-902-2067 or 541-997-8520.
    Davis Shows Carnival Wed-Sun: Port Parking Lot in Old Town. Thursday: 3pm-11pm; Friday Noon-11pm; Saturday 11am-Midnight; Sunday 11am-8pm.
    Arts Festival, Saturday, May 19, 11am-5pm; Sunday, May 19, 11am-4pm. Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Show & Sale of Unique Fine Arts and Crafts. Florence Events Center, 541-902-1933.
    40th Annual Rhody Run, Saturday, May 19, 9am. Florence Events Center. 541-999-9667.
    27th Annual Rhody Show & Shine Car Show, Beachcombers Car Club, Saturday, May 18, 10am-2:30pm - Awards at 1:30pm. Grocery Outlet Parking Lot on Hwy 101. 541-902-0916.
    Rhody Festival Junior Parade, Saturday, May 18, Staging at 11am - Miller Park. Parade at Noon. Sponsored by Siuslaw Fire & Rescue. 541-991-0437
    Kiwanis Kids Games, Saturday, May 18, Siuslaw High School, immediately following Junior Parade at the JV Baseball Field. 541-999-6847
    Festival Flower Show & Sale, Saturday, May 18. American Rhododendron Society, 10am-5pm. Florence Events Center. 541-997-1994
    Coast Radio Classic Car Cruise, Coast Radio/KCST Live Broadcast from Old Town, Saturday, May 18, 5:30pm-8pm. Cruise from 6:30pm-7:30pm. (Register at Show & Shine 10am-2:30pm). 541-997-9136.
    112th Annual Grand Floral Parade. Sunday, May 19. Staging 10am, 27th & Oak Street. Route: 101 South to Old Town. Parade starts at Noon. 541-997-3128. Grand Floral Parade Broadcast at 11:45am on KCST 106.9 FM.
    Download a full schedule at
    3rd Annual Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival


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    Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11am-3pm at Mingus Park, N. 10th st, Coos Bay.
    May is just around the corner, which means it's time for the 3rd annual Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival! This year is special for us because we are celebrating our 25th year of supporting environmental integrity and economic stability in the Coos watershed community. This is one of the many ways we plan to celebrate!
    The Coos Watershed Mayfly Festival is a free, family-friendly event sponsored by the Coos Watershed Association and other local partners. This is an interactive festival featuring hands-on science activities, live music, games, food, costume-making, face-painting, community art projects, a parade around the Mingus Pond, and more! Many of the activities will be designed and led by local youth who are eager to share their passion with the community. Come on out to celebrate our watershed, listen to youth musicians from The Metro Gnomes, The BuzzKrill, and the Hillcrest Choir and Marimba Ensemble, and enjoy some delicious local food provided by Sea Kitty Seafoods, Blazing Bulldogs North Bend High School Wood Fired Oven, and the Coos Head Food Co-Op. If you are a fan of music, nature, art, food, or science, this is an event you will not want to miss!
    We created the Mayfly Festival in 2017 as a way to connect with our community while celebrating the watershed that we all call home. Mayflies offer an important theme of interconnectedness to our festival--come on out on May 18 to learn more! For more information about the Coos Watershed Association, visit
    If you are interested in being a sponsor or volunteer, please contact Alexa at or 541-888-5922 x306.
    South Coast Train Club Hosts Model Train Show


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    The South Coast Train Club will host their 3rd Annual May Model Train Show at Pony Village Mall starting Friday, May 17 and running through Sunday May 19. The Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club from the Eugene and Springfield area, and the Umpqua Valley Model Railroad Club from Roseburg will participate again in this year's show.
    The show will feature various scales of model trains. Miles of track will be home to scale sized towns, terrain and landscape, and of course trains.
    The highlight of the show will be Umpqua Valley's HO scale modular layout, now over 70 feet in length. The Willamette Cascade club will provide a Thomas and Friends HO scale train display, an O scale display, a large G gauge display of over 40 feet in length and an Operation Lifesaver Railroad Safety display.
    Each of the three clubs will have members available to answer questions and share details about their hobby.
    The show hours are 10am-8pm on Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.
    For more information about the local club, find South Coast Train Club on Facebook. The club is always welcoming new members. The club's youngest member is 11 years old. The club hosts two shows each year in May and December at Pony Village Mall.
    Bay Area Bonsai Society Show and Sale


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    Ever wondered how those small trees in containers look like they're hundreds of years old? Well, they just might be. Bonsai literally translates from Japanese to English as "planted in a container." The ancient art of Bonsai has been around for thousands of years.
    The Bay Area Bonsai Society will be showing their bonsai and offering some plants with bonsai potential for sale Saturday, May 18, from 10am-5pm; and Sunday, May 19, from 11am-3pm; at the Pony Village Mall in North Bend. You'll be able to see and learn how these works of art are created locally. Demonstrations will take place both days at 1 p.m. on different aspects of bonsai. Saturday's demonstration will feature local bonsai grower and artist Thomas Roberts of Driftwood Bonsai.
    Bonsai can be created by anyone and everyone and this is a great opportunity to see bonsai and maybe even begin to create your own at a modest cost. Admission is free and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. For questions please contact 541-267-7597.
    Walk, Jog or Run to Fight Pancreatic Cancer


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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College's Junior Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 7th Annual Bear Claw's 5K Your Way and Health Fair benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network with some exciting new additions.
    The Junior Chamber is collaborating with Zonta's Coos County Women's Health Coalition who will be sponsoring a health fair and bringing many more exhibitors. There will also be a bounce house obstacle course available to enjoy and Elk Horn BBQ will be on-site as well.
    Beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, the 7th Annual Bear Claw's 5K Your Way – walk, jog or run – will take place at Southwestern Oregon Community College located at 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Students, faculty, and community members will gather to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer, and to promote health and fitness in the community. Since the first Bear Claw's 5K and Health Fair, the group has raised over $10,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Southwestern's Business Instructor, Jessica Engelke, who lost both her Father, Jim "Bear Claw" Engelke and Grandmother, Eleanor Mateski to pancreatic cancer has made a lifelong pledge to continue raising money and awareness towards this deadly disease. Engelke stated that the National Cancer Institute reports that pancreatic cancer is on the rise in the United States and there will be an estimated 55,400 new cases in 2018, with only an 8.5 percent survival rate after five years.
    If you would like to learn more about the 5K or inquire about a table at the health fair, contact Jessica Engelke at 541-297-7263.
    The health fair and registration begin at 9 a.m. in Henry Hansen Union Square (the quad). The 5K starts at 10 am. Participation is FREE; suggested donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is $5. For additional information, e-mail
    Authors To Sign New Book; Bert Dunn To Present Slide Show Of Coquille's History, Newspaper Digitization


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    Bert Dunn, one of three authors of Coquille, a book published this spring by Arcadia Press, will narrate a slide show of historic photographs taken from the book. Dunn co-wrote Coquille with Andie Jensen and Yvonne-Cher Syke.
    Following the slide show in Myrtle Point on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m. at the OSU Extension Building, 631 Alder St., Dunn and Jensen will sign books.
    Photographs in the book, an addition to the Images of America series, came from individuals and from museums in Coquille, Bandon, Coos Bay, and Roseburg.
    The book, which covers the development of Coquille from roughly 1880-1950, costs $21.99. At the book signing, Mary Barton, museum board member, will handle book sales.
    One of the authors, Bert Dunn, was born in Myrtle Point at Mast Hospital and raised in Coquille. He recently retired from a career in the electric utility business and resides near Springfield. He has had a long term interest in Coquille area history.
    His slide show will include information about working with the University of Oregon to digitize historic Coquille newspapers. The years 1883-1919 have been completed and placed online. The digitized newspapers are a "fabulous new genealogy resource," Dunn said.
    The second author, Andie Jensen, has written many books about the history of the south coast. His most recent book is No Place Like Home : The Unincorporated Towns and Communities of Coos County, Oregon.
    Yvonne-Cher Skye, the third author, serves as Coquille Valley Museum's director and board chair. She is active in the Sawdust Theatre.
    The author event is sponsored by the Coquille Valley Genealogy Club. For more information, call 541-572-2596 or 541-572-2182.
    Geology Lecture Series at Southwestern: The Extreme Life of the Sea: Amazing Ways Animals Live in Amazing Parts of the Ocean


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    Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern's geology lecture series concludes for the 2018-19 academic year when Dr. Stephen Palumbi comes to SWOCC on Friday, May 17 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Palumbi will present a lecture on "The Extreme Life of the Sea: Amazing Ways Animals Live in Amazing Parts of the Ocean". In addition to the talk, representatives of the Charleston Marine Life Center will be present in the lobby starting at 6:30 pm and also after the lecture with some examples of extreme life of the sea for the audience to observe in person.
    Dr. Palumbi is the Jane & Marshall Steel Jr. Professor in Marine Sciences at Stanford University. He earned his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and Ph.D. from University of Washington. Steve is also the Director of the Hopkins Marine Station and Holds a Senior Fellowship at the Stanford Institute for the Environment. Dr. Palumbi has published extensively in many of the leading scientific journals. Steve's latest book for non-scientists is about the amazing species in the sea, written with his son and novelist Anthony. The Extreme Life of the Sea tells about the fastest species in the sea, and hottest, coldest, oldest etc. Steve's previous book, The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival, written with Carolyn Sotka, brought to life the unusual environmental success story of the recovery of Monterey Bay. Steve's first science book for non-scientists The Evolution Explosion explored how humans accelerate evolutionary change in the species around us. Steve helped write, research and also appears in the BBC series The Future is Wild and the History Channel's World Without People. Other recent films appearances include The End of the Line, and the Canadian Broadcasting series One Ocean. Major work continues on the microdocumentary project, the Short Attention Span Science Theater.
    The talk on The Extreme Life of the Sea will focus on: What are the fastest fish in the sea? The deepest species? The hottest, coldest, oldest? The strangest family lives? The oceans are filled with a huge diversity of life, and species manage to live in virtually all habitats. There is the deepsea stop light fish with red search lights for finding prey – that only it can see. There are ice fish with special proteins that keep ice out of their blood, and are now used to keep ice out of your ice cream. This is a talk for everyone who wants to know the secrets of the sea. It is about the familiar – where Nemo finds a mate – and the unfamiliar – how do squid fly? It is about the extreme life of the sea.
    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, this lecture will be Livestreamed and archived, with access from the College's web site at This is the final talk in the series for this academic year, but talks are already being scheduled for fall 2019 including: Dr. Susan Hough (USGS) on Friday October 18th with "What Past Earthquakes Tell Us About Future Earthquake Hazard: Facts & Fake Facts" and Dr. Artie Rogers (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) on Friday, November 22nd with "Forecasting Ground Shaking from Earthquakes Using Supercomputers". Lecture series sponsors include DB Western, The Mill Casino, the Southwestern Foundation and the College, IRIS/SSA and the Ocean Discovery Program.
    For additional information, please contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.
    Coos Art Museum will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer


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    Coos Art Museum announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation's active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, launching on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ending on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. Located at 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. For details visit and
    Film Noir Series Presents


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    The FILM NOIR series at Coos Bay Public Library continues on Sunday, May 19th at 4pm. This month's feature is Robert Siodmak's 1944 underappreciated masterpiece "Phantom Lady".
    Alan Curtis plays Scott Henderson, an unhappily married business man who steps out one night to get away from his daily grind of bickering with his wife. There he strikes up a conversation with a mysterious, despondent lady who agrees to accompany him to a show uptown but withholds her name. Returning home, he finds his wife strangled and becomes the prime suspect in her murder. He has a solid alibi but his theatre companion is nowhere to be found and no one remembers seeing them together. When Scott is charged with murdering his wife, it falls to his devoted secretary 'Kansas' (Ella Raines) to find the phantom lady and save Scott from the electric chair...
    The Film Noir series is held on the third Sunday of the month. Everyone is welcome at this free program sponsored by The Friends of Coos Bay Public Library. The Library is located at 525 Anderson Avenue. Please call 269-1101 or visit for further information about this program.
    Bay Area Seniors Computer Club


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    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, May 17, 2019 - "AARP briefing on top technology for new automobiles." Attend this FREE, open to all the public, presentation to find out what is happening in the automotive world. Whether your in the market for a new car or truck or a newer used vehicle this will inform you of what new safety items are available before you make the purchase to make life easier and safer for all. Bring along your family or and or friends that might appreciate the news. This presentation should be of interest and useful for all of us, not just those with a brand new car or about to get one. Why? You might rent a car one of these days. Such are usually new, newer than our own. More than once I have run into the problem of technology new to me, including how to start or how to get in gear. You might be a passenger in an auto with new tricks. Find out now how to make an intelligent comment then, like "How did you know that .... ?" Handouts will be available. Register on line at or at the front desk before the meeting. F
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    Inside Yachats Commons, 441 Hwy 101 & 4th St, Yachats. May 25th & 26th, Sat & Sun 10a-4p. 70 vendors, • Crafts • Art • Demos • Food • Fun. Family friendly, free parking & admission. EXPECT the EXCEPTIONAL! Info: 541-547-4738
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    Mary Hildebrand Memorial Plant Sale, Sat, May 18th 9a-3p, 48136 Floras Lake Lp, Langlois. More info: 541-348-2507
    Free Contra Dance at Sixes Grange


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    It's been a long, wet winter! There is nothing like contra dancing to the music of The Outstanding Open Band to produce endorphins and smiles! Once again, the South Coast Folk Society is bringing contra dance to Curry County, funded by the Curry Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust. Dances are held at the Sixes Grange, Saturday nights at 7 pm. The Curry Contra Dances are scheduled for June 15, August 3 and October 19.
    All dances are free public events for couples, singles and families. Never mind if you don't come with a partner: others without partners are looking for someone to dance with. Even if you come as a couple, the caller will encourage partners exchanging all through the night if they like. Also, don't worry if you don't have loads of experience: the caller patiently teaches each dance before it gets underway.
    Side of the Tide Morris Dancers will provide entertainment while the contra dancers catch their breath. Some folks come just to listen and tap their feet to music of The Outstanding Open Band which can comprise up to fourteen South Coast musicians. The caller in April will be Stacy Rose, in June it will be Karen Olsen, in August Woody Lane and in October Paul Poresky.
    Take a break from your cell phone and TV, and bring the whole family to enjoy an old fashioned community evening with family, friends and neighbors! For information call Kristi at (541) 332-9295 or Jo at (541) 348-2174.
    Free Dance Class Offered in North Bend – Traditional Dance Lessons


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    The South Coast Folk Society is offering a free traditional dance class every Monday evening in North Bend from 7-9PM. All are welcome to experience the joy of dancing to traditional music from around the world. This is a new class for all levels, and it's free. Volunteers from the Folk Society Orchestra will be there playing live music every week. Traditional dances are appropriate for beginners and experienced dancers alike.
    This public class meets every Monday for two hours at the North Bend Housing Authority community activity room. It starts at 7:00PM. Singles, couples and families can all enjoy this casual friendly social gathering. Drop-ins are also encouraged to attend. Every session is new, a fresh start, and all the dances are taught. Registration is not required. The Housing Authority is located at 1700 Monroe Street in North Bend, just three blocks west of the library on Connecticut Avenue.
    All ages can have fun dancing to live music played by talented local musicians. The emphasis will be on traditional dances from America, Europe, and around the world. These include circles, line dances, set dances, folk, and ballroom dances. New musicians are invited to join the band.
    For more information email or call Paul at 541-404-8267.


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    Every Wed 3:30p Quarter, 6p Regular Bingo, CB Senior Citizen Center, 4th & Ingersol, CB. 541-269-2626
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    Fri nights doors open 4:30p, Bonanza 6p. Sat doors open 12p, bingo starts 1p. 1470 Airport Ln, NB. 541-756-7622
    Bay Area Seniors Computer Club:


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    Regular meetings 1st & 3rd Fri each month. Held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1290 Thompson Rd, CB. Refreshments, Visiting & Help Station. 9:15a-9:45a. Presentation 9:45a-11a Program. Info: 541-269-7396
    Second Sundays at the Coos History Museum: Family Fun Day!


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    Come, hang out, explore!
    Every 2nd Sunday of the month, the Coos History Museum will have free admission, and hands on activities for children and those young at heart. Bring the whole family in to check out our exhibits and have fun with each month's activities.
    All children must be supervised by an adult.
    Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm. 1210 N Front Street, Coos Bay. Call 541-756-6320 for details or visit
    Free Tour at Oregon Coast Historical Railway


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    Located at 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. Like them on Facebook
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CLASSIFIED ADS! - Rates are subject to change without notice . Up to 20 word ad $12.00. Add 50¢ per word after 20 words. Ad is a paid ad when: ~ Any ad over 15 words. ~ Additional ads to the 5 free allowed per household in one week. ~ Businesses, Home/Farm businesses, plants, rentals, services, daycare, etc. ~ Wanted: Business, investments, jobs, real estate, items to repair for resale, recyclable - including scrap or items to scrap, roommates, antique, vintage, or collectible items, firearms or animals. ~ Personals, announcements, clubs, organizations, nonprofits (ask your salesperson for nonprofit discount), products, estate sales, flea markets, bazaars, business opportunities. ~ Some animals: Animal breeders regardless of animals selling price, livestock regardless of price, pets priced at $100 or more, animal ads without a price. ~ Wood: Firewood, all wood & wood products. ~ Building materials priced at more than $100. ~ Handcrafted items, or raw materials for crafting. ~ Antiques, collections or vintage items listed with out a price, or worth $100 or more. ~ Entertainment: Timeshares, gift certificates, theater/show tickets, fundraisers, etc. ~ Ads running 5 times for the same type of item (example: 5 different autos, 5 different pieces of furniture, etc) for the same household - future related items will not qualify for free ads. ~Any ad with a web address in the ad

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FREE ADS! Rates Subject to change without advance notice. 15 word ads for private parties are free: You may send up to five free ads per household per week for qualifying items to be placed in the South Coast Shopper's printed paper and online. Accepted Shopper Abbreviations can help you shorten your ad, listed here. Is this ad timely?** ~ $2 per ad, paid on Monday or Tuesday by noon, guarantees timely placement for classified ads in the upcoming issue. ~ Save Money with the Early Placement Discount: $1 per ad if paid on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday by 5pm, also guarantees timely placement for classified ads in the upcoming issue. We determine if your ad is a free or regular ad. *Like a Garage Sale, sporting items before hunting season, young puppies, etc.

Ad Rates - Photo Ads

PHOTO ADS! Rates Subject to change without advance notice. Free Ad Photo Special (for private parties): You may add a photo of your item to your free ad for only $5! (Advertised item must meet all free ad guidelines) Power Photo ad: You get a photo of your item, a large capitalized bold headline and up to 20 words for $19 per week, there is a $5 set up fee the first week. Additional words are 70¢ each.

Ad Rates - Other Extras

OTHER EXTRAS: Rates Subject to change without advance notice. Extra Large Bold Headline $3 Ad Centered $3 Extra Large Bold Headline & Centered Ad $5 Box around your ad $4 Color Print in your ad $4 Box Around & Color Print In $6 Power Ad: Extra Large Bold Headline, Centered and Box only $7 Power Theme Box: Theme Box, Centered and Bold Headline $10 Call or Submit Form before noon Tuesday to guarantee your free classified ads. To pay with your credit card, include the credit card number and the dollar amount for the ad. Note: There is a $4 minimum amount for credit card purchases. Call or Submit Form before noon Tuesday, or go to your salesperson's submit form, to place a $12.00 ad or any ad with other extras.

Ad Rates - Garage Sales

- Private Party*: Address, Day, Time: Free - Businesses, Flea Markets, Craft Sales, Estate Sales, Private Party needing additional words: Address, Day, Time +17 words: $12 - Additional words over 17: $.50/ea.


101 Marketplace of Bandon ACE Hardware Highway Deli Mart Fast Mart Golder’s Bandon NAPA Auto Parts Laurel Grove Store LydiAnna’s Laundromat McKay’s Market Minute Café Ray’s Food Place Southern Coos Gen. Hosp. The Station Restaurant Wilson’s Market


Chevron Food Mart Circle K Dairy Queen McDonalds Rite Aid Sportshaven Restaurant The Hungry Clam Wild River Pizza

Coos Bay

7-Eleven Abby’s Legendary Pizza Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant Bay Area Hospital Bay Clinic Bayshore Chevron Bayway Market Bi-Mart Builders First Source Chevron Station/Car Wash Coos Bay Liquor Store Coos Bay Senior Center Englewood Market Fast Mart Farr’s True Value Hardware Fred Meyer Green Lightning Laundry Knecht’s Auto Parts Les Schwab Tire Center McDonald’s McKay’s Market Mini Pet Mart Napa Auto Parts Newmark Center North Bend Medical Center Safeway Salvation Army Thrift Store Shake ‘N’ Burger South Coast Shopper StockPot Restaurant Subway Tioga Lobby T.N.T. Market VP Racing Wendy’s CHARLESTON/EMPIRE 7-Eleven Barview Market BEEZ Smoke Shop Dairy Queen Davy Jones’ Locker Grocery Empire Mercantile General Store Grocery Outlet Lighthouse Market McKay’s Market Post Office Sunset Market William’s Bakery Outlet Store


Carquest Truck & Auto Supply Colonial Mexican Restaurant Coos County Courthouse Coquille Broiler Coquille Liquor Store Coquille Produce Coquille Smoke Shop Coquille Supply Inc Coquille Valley Hospital Denny’s Pizza Devil’s Kitchen Fast Mart Frazier’s Bakery Highway Deli Mart McKay’s Market Milk-e-Way Feed & Trucking Oregon DMV Safeway Whoozit’s Whatsits


CG Market & Reel Pizza IGA Market Rose Garden


Arlene’s Café General Store


37 Street Coin Laundry 7-Eleven A & W Drive In Abhi’s One Stop Market Bi-Mart Clawson’s Wheelhouse Restaurant Clea Wox Market Dairy Queen Fred Meyer St Vincent De Paul Stop ‘N’ Shop Twin Lakes Store


Gold Beach

Honey Bear Resort Indian Creek Cafe McKay’s Market NAPA Auto Parts Nesika Beach Market Wedderburn Store AGNESS: Cougar Lane Store


Wagon Wheel Grocery


American Classics Diner City of Lakeside Hennick’s Lakeside Hardware McKay’s Market T’Ree Acres Wagon Wheel Grocery


Langlois Store


Gingerbread Village Restaurant Mapleton Store

Myrtle Point

Ace Hardware Fast Mart Highway Deli Mart Kozy Kitchen McKay’s Market Myrtle Grove Naturals Myrtle Point Liquor Store The Feed Store

North Bend

7-Eleven A-1 Smoke Shop AMB Thrift Store American Home Furnishings Ashworth’s Market Bailey’s Health Food Store Bi-Mart Bungelow Market Chevron Station & Mart Coastal Highways Dishners Café Gino’s Pizza Glasgow Store Humboldt Club Kozy Kitchen Les Schwab Tire Center Lillie Family Market McDonald’s Fast Food Mom’s Kitchen Nex Dor and More North Bend Liquor Store North Bend Senior Center Pancake Mill Restaurant Perry’s Electric & Plumbing Pony Village Mall Quik E Mart Rite Aid Safeway Shell Gas Station & Mart South Coast Hospice Thrift Store Tai’s Dynasty Top Dog Coffee Umpqua Bank Vinnie’s Burgers Yeong’s Place

Port Orford

Circle K Ray’s Food Place TJ’s Coffee House


Cruiser Cafe Power’s Market Power’s Tavern AGNESS: Cougar Lane Store


7-Eleven Dairy Queen Don’s Diner & Ice Cream Parlor McDonald’s Fast Food McKay’s Market Recreation Station Safeway SMITH RIVER: Smith River Market


Bridge Store


Riverbanks Speedy Mart

Wells Creek

Riverbanks Speedy Mart ELKTON Arlene’s Café General Store

Winchester Bay

Bedrock’s on the Bay Oregon Coast RV Resort Stockade Market & Tackle Shop Winchester Market Winchester Post Office


Accepted Shopper Abbreviations  For consistency & clarity in the South Coast Shopper we use a set of standard classified ad abbreviations. They are listed here to help advertisers in writing their ads and readers in understanding the ads. (There is a fee for NOT abbreviating classified ads because our rates are based on these abbreviations)  UPDATE! We use abbreviations to save space in the paper, saving cost, that we pass on to our advertisers with lower classified rates than comparable papers across the Nation. A new way of naming products has developed that make product names unnecessarily longer. We will list these names in the traditional way to continue to save space in the paper, saving cost that we can continue to pass on to our advertisers. Examples: Ranger XLT by Ford would be abbreviated to: Ford Ranger XLT OceanRunner Rainbow Series by WildSeas would be abbreviated to: WildSeas Rainbow OceanRunner In the body of an ad always use numerals. Example: Newer 3bdr home. At the beginning of an ad spell out short numbers. (Example: Three bdr home.) As always, if you do not want your ad abbreviate we can use the longer version for $2. Miscellaneous: These apply to all classifications $ each — $/ea $ or trade — $/trade and — & approximately — approx best offer — b/o brand new — new board foot — bf #carat (gem stones) — #c (gem stones) CD or CD player — cd condition — cond excellent — exc electric — elec evenings — eves # of feet — #’ good — gd great — grt heavy duty — h/d home (after phone #) — home (after phone #) hours — hrs inches — #” #karat (gold) — #k (gold) large — lrg liner foot — lf make offer — m/o medium — med message — msg microwave — micro new in box — new or best offer — obo pints — pts plus — + possible — poss pounds — #lbs quarts — qts small — sm size — sz square foot — sf standard — std tongue & groove — t&g weekends — wknds wanted — want work (after phone #) — wk you haul — uhaul you move — umove Autos, Trucks, 4x4’s, Heavy Equip, Auto Misc. 2 wheel drive — 2wd 4 wheel drive or 4wd — 4x4 air conditioner or a/c — air all power options — all pwr all options — all opts all power — all pwr all terrain (tires) — AT all wheel drive — awd automatic — auto cassette — cass carburetor — carb CB or CB radio — cb CD or CD player — cd Chev, Chevrolet — Chevy Club cab — c-cab Cruise control — cc cubic inch — ci # cylinders — #cyl distribution (hitch) — dist # doors — #dr double — dbl engine — eng extended cab — x-cab extra cab — x-cab hatchback — h/b # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp # of hours — #hrs hydraulic — hyd International — Internat’l interior — int king cab — k-cab Limited Edition — Ltd Ed liter — ltr long bed — lb long wide box — lwb mag wheels — mags mud terrain (tires) — MT ##,000 miles — ##k miles — mi motorcycle — cycle motorhome — mh mount or mounted — mnt or mtd options — opts original — orig over drive — o/d # passengers — #pass pickup (if needed) — pu # pounds — #lbs power — pwr power brakes — pb power door locks — pdl power steering — ps power windows — pw power take off — pto quad cab — quad rebuilt — rblt short bed — sb # speed — #spd station wagon — sta wag or wagon T-Tops — t-tops take over payments — t.o.p. Thunderbird — T-Bird tilt steering wheel — tilt Ton, ton, 1 ton, ¾ ton, etc — t, t, 1t, ¾t, etc trailer — trlr transmission/tranny — trans weight (hitch) — wt wheels — whls NOTE: John Deere the company uses J.D. themselves, so “John Deere” and “J.D.” are acceptable RV’s, ATV’s/CYCLES, BOATS awning — awn fifth wheel — 5th whl fully self contained — fsc generator — gen motorhome — mh self contained — sc wheels — whls 4 wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr four wheeler — 4whlr, 3whlr Harley Davidson — Harley HD — Harley aluminum — alum electric — elec Evinrude — Evin galvanized — galv # horse power — #hp # horse — #hp inboard — i/b inboard/outboard — i/o long shaft — ls Mercury (boats only) — Merc outboard — o/b outdrive — o/d short shaft — ss Animals # months old — #mos # years old — #yrs puppies — pups spayed — spay neutered — neut female — fm male — m up to date — utd Appliances/Furniture box spring — box California — Cal capacity — cap entertainment — ent queen — qu refrigerator — fridge wooden — wood Electronics Gigabyte — gb Gigahertz — ghz Hewlett-Packard — HP high definition — hd high def — hd high def tv — hdtv Mega bytes — mb Megapixels — mp Nintendo — Nin Play Station — PS Play Station 2 — PS2 Play Station 3 — PS3 Play Station 4 — PS4 TV — tv VCR — vcr Windows 98 — Win98 Xbox 360 — Xbox360 Xbox One — XboxOne Employment experienced — exp’d hour — hr Full Time — F/T Part Time — P/T references — ref’s required — req’d week — wk year — yr Garage Sales Time example: — 8a-5p Days — Fri-Sun Dates (if needed) — 3rd-4th Highway — Hwy Roads — Rd, Ave, Blvd, St, etc… Multiple — Multi Real Estate, Mobiles, Rentals $00 per month — $00/mo $00 deposit — $00/dep # bathrooms — #ba # bedrooms — #bdr apartment — apt double — dbl double wide — dbl for sale by owner — FSBO manufactured — mfg mobilehome — mobile no drugs — n/d no pets — n/p no smoking — n/s owner may carry — omc owner will carry — owc single wide — single take over payments — t.o.p. washer/dryer hook-ups — w/d hk-ups water/sewer/garbage paid — w/s/g pd Sporting Goods Ammunition — Ammo Bicycle — Bike Camouflage — Camo magnum — mag mountain — mtn Remmington — Rem Winchester — Win Cities Bandon — bd Brookings/Harbor — b/h Charleston — charl Coos Bay — cb Coquille — cq Crescent City, CA — cc Drain/Elkton/Scottsburg — hwy38 Florence — fl Gardiner — gar Gold Beach — gb Hauser — hau Langlois — lg Lakeside — lksd Mapleton — ma Myrtle Point — mp North Bend — nb Port Orford — po Powers — pw Roseburg — rsbg Reedsport — rdspt Remote — rm Winchester Bay — wb NOTE On Cities: At the end of the phone number designating which general area the ad is from, the abbreviation will be lower case. In the body of an ad when the city is needed it will still be abbreviated, but it will be in caps. Some categories are now separated by location.














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DeEsta Kuehn

Classified Sales & Classified Manager

DeEsta Kuehn 22 years in the community, 20 years as a sales agent, and 19 years as the Classified Department Manager for The South Coast Shopper.


Katrina Smith

Classified Sales

Katrina Smith, a Coos County native, 2 years as a sales agent for the South Coast Shopper.


Amanda Palmer

Display Advertising Sales

Amanda has resided 10 years in the community, with 6 years sales and marketing experience.


Sharon Ballard

Display Advertising Sales

Sharon has been a southern Oregon coast resident for 3 years with 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.


Britney Gordon

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Britney Gordon, is a Coos County native, 1 year as Co-Office Manager, 10 years as Office Secretary for The South Coast Shopper, and has been Assistant Manager for the Classified Department for 3 years.